THE GOLDEN ANGEL

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

my first shot at writing where two lovers are given the task to save the earth in their own way.

THE GOLDEN ANGEL

Like everyone else I used to think that I am an ordinary, happy, cute and innocent 4th semester IT student 0f 2009 batch but I always believed that my birth on earth had a very important cause. Anyway, I am Shine, a twenty year old girl with no siblings and lover and still a virgin from Vancouver, Canada. My life was going normally as it should have been but until one day when it changed forever.

On 21st February 2010, it was my birthday; I turned twenty that day, I was very excited to return home as soon as I can to arrange my birthday party. So, I went to not a very famous university and I was there for the last six months, initially when I joined in I thought I won’t find any good friends but now I have my two best friends Ron, a fitness freak whose main goal is to impress every girl around him, sometimes I really don’t get what’s he doing here pursuing engineering but when you ask him he says apart from looks girls like guys with a lot of money and to earn that he is here, he could have done even better than that if he would have tried modeling instead and my Jess, his female counterpart though her goals are not impressing boys and earning a lot of money, she is a very beautiful girl with a lot of brains and want to put this in making Vancouver a better country. Sometimes I think she should be born in a political family but politicians are not even a little bit good as she is. The day was pretty cool and all my friends wished me and I invited them to my party. Ron and Jess were supposed to help me out with the plans. Around the noon at 1225 hours, I was not feeling very well and I decided to come back home early, I went to the parking and around 1230 hours, when I was about to start my bike I don’t know what happened and my whole body started burning like I was being baked in an oven and my entire body was surrounded by a big circle of fire. After a while I felt something was emerging from my back, when I looked back, I saw a pair of big wings was coming out, I tried to scream but my voice was kind of lost like in those creepy nightmares and I fainted. When I regained my consciousness I found myself surrounded by people, looking at me like I was some kind of alien. There were a lots of media personnel and photographers and I think some scientists from the nearby government engineering college. I was totally frightened and I ran home. When I opened the door my mom didn’t seem to recognize me and I had to shout and cry to prove her that I was her daughter and no one else. I was puzzled why she thought me as a stranger, to find it out I went in front of the mirror and what I saw totally freaked me out I had long golden locks, yellow eye balls my skin also had changed to slightly golden, I nearly fainted after seeing this but my mom got me together and asked me how it happened. I told her everything I knew, she was very shocked and couldn’t stop her tears. I switched the TV on and found myself on all news channels; I was the breaking news at that moment. My landline, cell phone all started ringing even my door was being knocked so hard that I thought it would crash. My dad soon returned home from his office after knowing this. My parents did their best to buzz of the paparazzi and they really succeeded for a moment, I didn’t think that they will be able to do this. I was totally exhausted by all this, before I could know I fell asleep. I had a weird dream in which a voice was saying me to find the moon, I couldn’t get anything and calmed myself down. When I opened my eyes I once again found myself surrounded by those scientists, I was frightened and called my mom who came near me and hugged me saying that these people will help me to get normal but I protested and I found that my physical appearance was normal and my wings were gone, I thought they have cut them off, I was furious at this but mom told me that there was a bright yellow light and I suddenly transformed. I couldn’t believe that. Whatever I was more than happy to be normal.

Nearly fifteen days had passed, I hadn’t transformed , me and my family surely took a sigh of relief though they didn’t talked about it much; and my life was much normal except for the fact that the people around me were more aware of my presence and most of them talked about me and behaved with me like I was some kind of freak, that did bothered me a bit but I had my friends and family who supported me. In between Ron and Jess dropped by a few times and helped me heal my mind. I joined my college once again. Meanwhile, every night I had the same dream some weird, very masculine voice telling me to find the Moon? One evening when I was alone at home because my mom was not feeling healthy so both my parents went to the hospital though they invited me but I preferred staying at home. After surfing the net for quite some time I was bored and when I went to the kitchen to get some water while returning I saw myself in the mirror and stopped there, I was trying to find the other and weird side of me in the mirror. I closed my eyes; put my hands together and started thinking about that day when I became a ‘human-bird’. Soon I felt the same way I felt that day but the irritations and the feeling were not that strong as that day and I was surrounded by the yellow light and I transformed with the wings coming out of my back and I could feel my clothes tearing apart; as I opened my eyes and saw myself in the mirror I couldn’t believe what I saw, I was looking more like an ‘Angel’ than a human, I was emitting rather golden light and not yellow as I anticipated before. I was totally golden like I had some kind of a deadly hepatitis which turned the infected person golden instead of yellow but I was really looking awesome, for the first time in my life I considered myself looking beautiful. At that moment I was totally in love with myself. I took a close look at my wings ; they were really very big and very golden I repeat awfully golden, for a moment I thought they were not golden but were made of gold but that seriously couldn’t happen because they were light weight if they were made of gold they would have been really heavy and my back would have been broken by now. But thank God that was not the case. After a few minutes of self examination and admiration I thought that if I can transform into ‘Golden Angel’ (that’s what the media named me and which I forgot to tell) by just thinking so it may happen that I might return back to my human form just by thinking again so without any delay I closed my hands, clasped my hands and started thinking about human me and not too much to my surprise I changed back. I tried the same thing over and over again and I figured out that I can change my form by just thinking. It was more than awesome, it was fantastic.

My friend Ron once invited me to his home where he had organized little party of our closest friends to cheer me up, we had a lot of fun, food ,music and movies that evening after everyone was gone except Jess, we put ourselves to work and clean up the mess. After the work was done Ron insisted me to weigh myself on the weighing machine, at first I rejected because I knew I was not a very fit and slim girl like Jess but afterwards, when both of them requested I agreed and to our surprise the pointer of the machine stopped at twenty five kilos, nobody could believe it, to check the machine Ron stood on it and he weighed totally normal fifty two kilos then Jess jumped in and she weighed forty seven kilos when I did that again it again showed twenty five , though I looked totally normal like I was before weighing fifty kilos. We were all clear by now that something was wrong with me though we didn’t know what that was. I told them I could change to my other form whenever I wished and then they both insisted me to show it but I refused to do that in front of Ron’s family members so they both took me to the terrace and I showed them how. They were very amazed after seeing me in that avatar; they both were very excited to take a close look at me. Suddenly, Ron screamed that he knew why I weighed so less and said that it might be because I was able to fly and he asked me to try it out but he also knew that I was scared of heights. So this thing of me flying like a bird but falling like cricket ball was postponed but not cancelled. In between I had my semester end exams which I successfully conquered because it was no less than a war.

Life became more exciting as I discovered my new powers. During my vacations, once while sitting on the couch like a potato and eating potato chips, watching ‘Sex and the city- the movie’ on HBO I was too much enjoying my state of laziness that I thought it would be better that the remote came up to my hand just like that and it did! I was very surprised at this and tried it for sometime before believing that I wasn’t dreaming after all. I also discovered that I drew my power mainly from the sun and I am also quite resistant to fire and have an ability to control fire and many other things too like I can somewhat control the weather too. As the days passed I did whatever I could to strengthen my powers and abilities, my friends and family were very supportive at this crucial stage of my life. They helped me to keep myself grounded even though I can fly. As far as the flying thing was concerned I was able to fly but not from very high places though I was determined to do that sooner. With these new powers I became more confident and faced the world without any fear also I started taking the events in my life and my life itself positively. I became a happier person; enjoying every moment of it. Because of this attitude I became very popular girl in the college more than my seniors and every girl except my friends was jealous of me though I pity them for the way of their thinking I wasn’t there to attract everyone’s attention I was just being me. Ron, me and Jess were enjoying each day. Life was not normal but happier and exciting till the end of the fifth semester. During our short period of holiday we hanged out a lot and enjoyed. With the start of next semester we were concentrating on our studies as well as improvement of my flying skills. On 21st February I turned twenty-one. I had very big party this time because I couldn’t I have it the year earlier. I went outside in the garden and looked at the moon; I was still having those ‘find the Moon’ dreams and I asked the Moon about it. A year has passed since that day when my life changed forever. I had no clue what surprises the year ahead was coming with.

On 31st March 2011, it was a very beautiful spring day so, I decided to enjoy the day all by myself going around the town. I took my bike and went off. While I was some three kilometers away from home on a not very populated road I found myself being followed by a weird looking man on a motorcycle, I had seen a similar man around my locality a few days before and I was quite sure that he was this man. After taking a few turns to test this man whether he was after me or not, I found that he was in fact after me; I stopped and around 20 meters far from me he stopped too. I stepped down and requested him to do so. I enquired why was he following me, suddenly he took his hand behind and I thought that he was taking a weapon out so I used my telekinesis to hang him in mid air. He begged me to put him down and not hurt him but I enquired what was he about to do which he answered that he was only putting his motorcycle keys in his pocket. I apologized and he agreed to talk but only in a crowded a place because he was scared of ‘me’. We went to a nearby restaurant where I asked him why was he after me he said that he is Shinichi, a final year mass journalism student from Tokyo university. He has to submit a project report on a case after three months’ vacation and he choose me as his topic after reading about me on internet. He belongs to one of the very rich families in Tokyo and with enough money to spare, he decided to come here and do his project as efficiently he can with the topic itself. I was puzzled for a while, I couldn’t decide what to do so, I asked his phone number and told him that I need some time to take my decision and I will inform him very soon. With this we took off and I landed in my house, after the lunch I took rest. In the evening I called Ron and Jess over for a meeting. I told them about Shinichi and his objectives. My friends are very protective of me, which lead us to a conclusion that we will all meet him tomorrow at the same restaurant where he and I met today and after my friends are convinced that he means no harm then we can help him. I picked up the phone and called him to inform about our meeting and he agreed. The next day, four of us met and after taking our breakfast which Shinichi paid for, my over protective friends started interrogating this boy like he is a conman and they are the police. I never thought that Ron would be this insecure, he asked Shinichi for his identification proof though he didn’t had his college ID he showed us his passport. After a few more questions my friends agreed to help him. Another level of my journey as ‘THE GOLDEN ANGEL’ started. Everyday four of us used to meet and tell him our side of the story and our experiences. Our families were also included in his project file and some of my friends from college too were included. We became a group of four from a trio. Talking about Shinichi, he is a very good looking, charming, rich as we know as well as a gentleman. I had a crush on him. I don’t know about his feelings for me but he looks at me differently from others. I don’t know but I feel some kind of strong, different and positive connection with him. I have so many boys around me but I have never felt like this for anyone before. Leaving this aside, he is doing his job perfectly and we are enjoying his company. After two weeks we came to know that he will be staying here for nearly three months and he was staying in a hotel. Ron, Jess and I decided to invite Shinichi to stay at Ron’s place though at first Ron was reluctant of mine and Jess’ decision but then he agreed. We went to his hotel to tell him about our plan. When we told this to Shinichi but he totally disagreed and said that he is here to do his job and doesn’t want to be burden on anyone. I tried to convince him that he will not be a burden to any of us or our families but still he disagreed. I wasn’t willing to give up so easily so, I said to him that if he considered us his friends then he wouldn’t say no and he has to agree. To celebrate this Jess went to get some ice-creams but Ron went with her because he wasn’t very comfortable with the idea of her going alone as there may be bad guys at the restaurant. I and Shinichi were alone and he thanked me for this and he hugged me, I really felt something in my heart. After that both of us looked at each other eyes and were completely lost and then we kissed. This was the first time I had kissed a guy. It was quite long and he was really a gentleman, he didn’t take advantage of me at those moments he just held me and kissed me. He is a very good kisser. After a while we stopped and said sorry to each other but in our hearts we weren’t sorry for it and we couldn’t control and started over again. When Ron and Jess entered, they were shocked. Ron became furious at Shinichi and punched him and stormed away from the room. I chased him down and when I got hold of him he said this is why he didn’t wanted Shinichi with us but when I asked him what’s wrong in it he said that the wrong part is he loves me and I was totally chocked at that very moment. He was my best friend but I never thought of him like this it, was weird. I went back to Shinichi’s room and I told him that I will take care of Ron and our plan of shifting Shinichi with Ron was cancelled. Talking of Jess, I always knew that she loved Ron but somewhere she knew about Ron’s feeling for me. When we came downstairs Jess asked whether Ron told me about his feelings and she was crying. I promised her that I will make Ron understand her feelings and we returned home. The next day I went to Ron’s place but he didn’t want to talk to me. I argued and went inside his room. I hugged him tightly and said that he is best friend but I have never thought of us together like that he was more like a little brother to me rather than a lover and he never really noticed the one who actually loved him. He was puzzled and looked at me and I answered ‘Jess’. He was shocked. He liked me because I wasn’t shy in front of him like Jess but the actual thing was he liked her from the very beginning as he has told me about this when we first became friends and wanted her to behave the same way as I do but he didn’t know that because she likes him she was shy and when he was convinced that she won’t do that he jumped to the conclusion that I like him more so he started convincing himself that I love him and he loves me. At that moment he knew that what was wrong and taking me with him, he rushed to Jess’ home and apologized to her for misunderstanding her. Jess confessed her love for Ron and then we group hugged. Ron apologized to Shinichi for the other day and asked if he had forgiven Ron then he will shift to Ron’s place and he agreed. In between our fourth semester exams took place and we all did very well in it. Within two-three weeks Ron and Jess became very close to each other and I and Shinichi were inseparable like we were all made for each other. Sometimes I think destiny did it all to bring us together but there was more to come than we expected.

So, from a trio, we became a group of four and from four we came two couples and the next level started. Time has very quickly passed since Shinichi came in our lives. It was nearly the time when he had to return to Japan. On 5th July 2011, I was little sick. The doctor said I had mild viral fever. I was feeling very bored so, I invited my friends over. Shinichi gave me a gift; I asked what that was for and he answered that he wanted to give it to me on my birthday but unfortunately he missed it so since he was leaving in a few days he decided to give it now. When I opened it, I saw a beautiful white kimono with pink cherry blossoms on it. It was very beautiful. I asked his help to wear it and he taught me how to do that. Only after seeing him I was feeling good but after receiving the gift I felt much better. Then I wanted to go out stroll with all of them in the streets. After a few blocks, we saw a house on fire and a woman screaming for help. We went there to check it out. It was a two storey building and one of flats on the top floor was on fire, that woman had left her daughter in home alone and went to the grocery shop but when she returned she saw her house on fire, the crowd had called the fire station and the fire fighters were on their way. The woman tried to get to the building but the crowd managed to stop her. I couldn’t see that and I decided to help. I went to the backyard of the house on the ground floor; Shinichi followed me while Ron and Jess stayed with the crowd. I changed my form and flew above where I saw a little girl was in one of the rooms but was unconscious. With my power to control the fire I managed to get her out of the building but while I was coming down suddenly I transformed back to my human form and I was falling down then I saw Shinichi was flying in the air holding me in his arms with the girl, he looked just like me in the transformed state but he was silver rather than golden. I collapsed in his arms. When I regained my consciousness I was in my bed and when I asked about the girl, Ron told me that I managed to bring that girl down but collapsed there and Shinichi handed the girl to her mother and carried me home. I wanted to talk to Shinichi but I was advised to go to sleep and talk to him later the next day. I was very tired and exhausted so I decided to go to sleep. The next day when I woke up around the evening, I had slept the whole day. I was feeling much better but not enough to ride my bike therefore I asked my father to drop me at Ron’s place, may be the curiosities of knowing the truth made the fever just run off. I hurried to Shinichi’s room; Ron was puzzled to see me there and when I asked him about Shinichi I was answered that he is on the terrace and I told Ron that I will tell him everything after knowing the truth myself I saw Shinichi there sitting on one of the edges of the terrace. I joined him and after a good morning kiss I asked him about last night because I thought that I was hallucinating everything about him flying and looking all like an angel but he said it was all true. He had not told about it to anyone else. He was ‘the Moon’. The Moon I was looking for. I was furious at him, I felt betrayed and cheated at that moment. I burst into tears and I didn’t want to talk him nor see his face. On the terrace while all this was happening we were joined by Ron and Jess, who were confused to see us like that. I told them that he was ‘the Moon’ and he had lied to us about last night. He apologized for hiding this again and again but main objective was to know me and my surroundings better and also he was going wanted to tell me but couldn’t because he didn’t know how would I react. He asked what I would have done if I was in his position and then, I realized that what he did was correct from his place and position at that time. Then he transformed to his other form, he really looked like an angel. His appearance was very comparable to that of the moon, his big beautiful wings were very silvery and eyes had changed color too; they looked light purplish and were shining. His hair had grown larger and was silvery too. He insisted me to transform too and I couldn’t say no. the moment when we were both in our true forms and flying in the night sky, it was like two stars with different wavelength of radiations were twinkling and then we kissed. Ron and Jess were too excited and soon were lost in love. After few minutes of flying and we ended up in the beach which was around 7kms away from my house; on the sand covered bank and the moon and stars glowing in the sky we couldn’t stop ourselves and were lost in love too. After one-two hours I and Shinichi reached home and I went inside promising him to meet the next day.

The next our group met at Jess’ place and when we asked Shinichi about him he told us that he born on the same day and same time as I was but in Tokyo meaning I was born on 21st February 1990 at 0605 hours in Vancouver and he was born on the same day at 02305 hours in Tokyo. Since the time in Tokyo is 17 hours ahead of Canada. On the day after his nineteenth birthday means my nineteenth birthday in Vancouver he also transformed for the first time at around 0530 hours while he was still in the bed. This was the same time I transformed here. But his case didn’t came to limelight as mine since he was in his home nobody knew about it except his mother and some of his servants. His transformation was during his sleeping hours so he fainted or not he doesn’t exactly know. He discovered his total strength after nearly a month; he was able to control the water and soil and was able to make crystals with his powers which could be used as weapons. He also had weird dreams every night in which a strange feminine voice told him to find ‘The Sun’ but he didn’t pay much attention to it. His father thought it would be a good idea to go for a vacation on one of the many small islands comprising Japan. They went to Tanega- a small island on the south of Japan. He became friend with a 10 year old local boy named Azuma. Once, while both of them were sitting on the beach and it was a new moon night Azuma asked Shinichi if he knew that why are there new moons he said yes and gave the scientific reason but Azuma said whether he knew the mythical reason and when Shinichi refused he told the story. “Once upon a time when the Earth was newly born; the Sun used to light it every day and the Moon glowed every night. The Sun and Moon became the guardians of earth. While in most of the cultures and in parts of Japan too, the Sun is considered as a masculine power and the Moon a rather feminine counterpart, but in this region and this folktale the Sun is considered as an aggressive and arrogant feminine power and the Moon as a more gentle and kind masculine counterpart. They took care of Earth as parents. Though the Sun was aggressive and arrogant; she loved the Earth as any mother would love her child. The Sun and Moon only met during the time of sunrise and sunset at different corners of the world and these meetings made them curious about the knowledge of each other. This led them eventually fall in love. The Moon loved the Sun so much that it decided to rise and set with the Sun. So the new cycle continued but it soon became dangerous for the Earth and all the living beings living on it too. With total darkness in the night the living beings felt insecure. To bring everything back to normal the Earth and it living beings prayed the Moon to follow its old path but the Moon didn’t wanted to be separated from the Sun but then the Sun asked the Moon to change its path a little bit and rise a few hours earlier or later some days forming a cycle of 15 days with one new moon and one full moon night. The Moon agreed but took a promise from the Sun that whenever the Earth will need them the most, they will come to Earth in their human forms to rescue it and will eventually spend life together in the mortal forms.” When he heard this story it came to his mind that he may be the Moon due to his similarity in appearance as well as behavior and the one in his dreams is the Sun trying to make him find her. After returning back to Tokyo, he decided to gather any information he could get about anyone transforming into another form resembling the Sun and himself. Then he found out about me on the internet and decided to come here to verify whether I am truly the Sun or not and tell me the truth when he is convinced of who I was. After coming here, he wanted to tell me about it but before that he wanted to see whether he can fall in love with me or not. But before he could tell me the truth I found out about him. I was puzzled about what could be the threat to Earth and how are we going to rescue it but I was happy for one thing that we were meant to be lovers and not brother and sister. That surely relieved me a lot.

The sad time didn’t wait much does it? So the time had arrived when we have to separate. His holidays were over and he had to go back to Japan with his project. But before that I wanted to tell my parents about everything. So we did that. Though my father didn’t want me to go out with someone whom I didn’t really knew that well or rather he didn’t knew but he can’t challenge destiny and the guardians of Earth can he? My and Shinichi’s parents talked over the webcam and got to know each other and both of our families. After two days of this he went back home. We promised each other to stay in contact as much as possible. After that in December 2011 we faced our seventh semester exams courageously. Days went by and everything was as usual. In this period Shinichi and I developed a special power that helped us stay connected to each other when we felt asleep. When we went to sleep, our souls literally travelled outside our bodies and us without our bodies, could travel with the speed of electromagnetic (light) waves. So we started meeting each other while we were in sleep for other. We went to Venice, Paris, New York and of course Tokyo every other place we wanted to go. We did everything a newly made couple would do but with a touch of magic. This way the next semester went by and I with my friends appeared our eighth semester exams.

On the day of our last exam; one of friends named John took us to a restaurant for a treat. He ordered four mango juices. After finishing my glass I felt dizzy, I couldn’t get what was happening to me. Before I could realize I fell down unconsciously. When I opened my eyes; I found myself in a dark dungeon with my hands and legs tied. There was an old man nearly in his fifties, wearing rectangular spectacles and a doctor’s coat. I was puzzled at first and I thought that I might be dreaming but I soon realized that I wasn’t dreaming. When he saw me gaining consciousness, he told me that his name was Dr. Dale and he had kidnapped me with the help of my friend John whom he paid well for doing this. He wanted to perform some experiments on me. As I draw my powers from the sun and other form of electromagnetic waves I was feeling very weak since no sunlight or any other form of electromagnetic waves around me. It has been two days since I have been held captive. I was given food by the old man but I demanded him to free me and also refused to eat anything, due to this I was feeling weaker than earlier. I used last bit of my power to contact Shinichi and told him that I was in danger and I will love him forever even after death after that I passed out. When I opened my eyes I found myself in Shinichi’s lap and he cried out loud in happiness after seeing me alive. I asked him what happened and why was he crying. Then I saw Ron and Jess running towards me. Both of me hugged me and were delighted to me. They told me the entire story. On the day when John took us to the restaurant, all of us except John felt dizzy and became unconscious. Ron and Jess came back to consciousness with the help of the waiter who asked for the bill. They were shocked not to find me and John and suspected that something. They pitied the fact that John did this to them and didn’t even pay the bill. They called home to find my whereabouts but mom didn’t know anything about me. They tried calling John but his cell phone was switched off. They called his home but they said that he hadn’t returned from college yet. Ron and Jess hurried to my home and told my mother about everything. After hearing all that my mom couldn’t stop her tears but Ron and Jess promised her to find me soon. But how were they going to do this they didn’t know themselves. They called Shinichi and told him everything. He assured them that he will be here as soon as possible. While he was on the plane is then when I contacted him. While Shinichi was coming, Ron and Jess found out about John that he fled to Alaska to his aunt’s place to hide after doing this to me. They followed him there. After finding his aunt’s place Ron rushed inside looking for John. Upon finding John he beat him up in front of his relatives after warning them to stay away from this matter. He then asked him what he did to me. Then he said he did this for money and on Dr. Dale’s wish. He then fled to escape. He said that Dr. Dale wanted to perform some experiments on me. After hearing this Ron beat him like a dog and warned that if he even looked at me again he will not hesitate to kill him. Shinichi landed on Kolkata airport and he with Ron came back here. After returning and meeting Jess. They all came to a conclusion that Dr. Dale would have dissected me long time before if he only wanted to perform some experiments but since he hadn’t done so which my friends are assuming, knows about ‘The Moon’ too and want him too. Though the reasons for doing so are good enough but they thought that it would be better to send Ron in place of Shinichi to rescue me. If the scientist is looking for ‘The Moon’ then he will be fooled by Ron and Shinichi will attack him saving both Ron and me. Sticking to the plan they went ahead. On the basis of John’s information the laboratory in which all the experiments by the scientist are performed are in his other house in a very small town about 50kms away from our place near the woods. After reaching the place and locating the house, firstly Ron broke into the house. While he was in searching the way to the laboratory Dr. Dale showed up and with a gun in his hands pointed at Ron saying that ‘The Moon’ came to save ‘ The Sun’ gambling his own life and suddenly, fired the bullet. Fortunately, the bullet missed Ron’s arm only touching it a little. Shinichi couldn’t stand it and jumped into the battle, ordering Ron to run away. The scientist and Shinichi fought for quite some time he with his guns and Shinichi with his powers but soon the scene changes Dr. Dale fired a bullet into Shinichi’s stomach and this time it was a bull’s eye. Shinichi fell on the ground. The mad scientist dragged him to the lab and prepared himself to kill me and Shinichi. He was shouting that they were supposed to kill us all but I will finish them today. Just when he was about to light the matchstick after opening the gas cylinder Shinichi came to his senses and said “you can’t kill us till our job is done but you will have to die.” After saying these very words with his power of making shape crystals he stabbed a large crystal into Dr. Dale’s heart killing him. After picking me and the scientist’s laptop Shinichi burned the entire house to ashes. He then took to the nearby forest and exposed me to sunlight but even after that I didn’t responded. He pumped my heart and gave me mouth to mouth respiration but my heart had stopped beating and he couldn’t stop his tears. But true love can make anything happen and it brought out from the dead.

After taking a few days rest, I was back to normal. When we searched through the scientist’s laptop we found out his important notes in it. In there it was written that around 127 years ago a man named Hiroshi Tanaka of Tanega lived in a hilltop shrine with his two daughters Midori and Keno. Hiroshi one night had a dream by ‘The Sun’ and ‘The Moon’ that when they will be born on earth in their human forms, they will need something to show them the right path and direction to fulfill their objective of coming on the earth. They wanted him to make a secret place where a book with all the information needed will be kept. Apart from being a priest he was also a very good craftsman and sculptor. He prayed ‘The Guardians’ to help him monetarily so that he can complete the task. They told him that while digging the soil for making the secret dungeon he will find a pot of gold. He worked hard first to make the dungeon and then to write the book which contained all the knowledge which ‘The Guardians’ gave to him every night in his dreams. He made it so secretive that only ‘The Guardians’ would be able to open it. It took him 5 years to complete the task. After that he made a box in which there was a map which had the location of the dungeon. A few years later when he was dying, he entrusted the box to his eldest daughter Midori. Nothing else was written and we really needed to solve the puzzle. So, after knowing the facts, Shinichi proposed that he and I should go to Japan and find the book in the secret dungeon. My father was reluctant to send me to a foreign land with a young and hot guy but he can’t play with the future of the world and had to agree. A week later we flew for Japan. We reached early morning at about 5 am in the morning. Japan was very similar to ours but the aura of that place was very different than ours it was more calm. Looking at those sky touching buildings, it felt like my neck would bend and never straighten up again. I observed one thing that what I have read about Tokyo that it is the most populated city in the world came out to be true. The traffic jam was horrible. We decided to take the subway instead of car and in this way I would be able to take a good look at the city closely. He lives in Harajuku which was quite far from Haneda Airport. When we reached Harajuku station, the place seemed really beautiful. It was one of the rich and expensive parts of the world’s expensive city. His home looked more like a palace to me. I met his parents who were eagerly waiting to meet me. His father was a real wealthy gentleman. Now I know from whom Shinichi has got his behavior in the form of lineage. His mother had the beauty of a goddess and charm of a queen. They advised us to go to my room and take a bath. I was very excited because my room was just next to that of Shinichi. After having breakfast we went to a nearby park and discussed what we had to do next. We didn’t had the exact address of Azusa and we don’t even know of her last name and without at least her full name it would really be very difficult to find in a big place like Osaka. Therefore, we decided to start our journey from Tanega itself to get to her and to take on with our journey the very next morning itself. Shinichi’s parents were very disappointed after hearing that would take off the very next morning. But Shinichi promised them that after returning I will spend an entire month will all of them. So the very next morning we took off for Tanega. After having our lunch in a hotel in Tanega, we went the shrine and asked about Hiroshi Tanaka. The people in the shrine told us that he and his family used to live there but after the marriage of both of his daughters, the responsibility of the shrine was given to the people currently living there. We asked them if they knew the address of Keno and after waiting for a few minutes we got her address. We went to the house where Keno would have been staying before her death. Upon arriving on the address we asked the people in the house if they knew anything about Keno. They told us that she used to stay there before her death but after that her son Takumi sold that house to them. We asked for Takumi’s address and soon enough got it. After a day we flew for Osaka. Takumi had a house in Osaka but upon reaching there we found his daughter Azusa instead; who was a middle aged woman and was staying there with her husband. When we asked her about the box made by Hiroshi, she was amused and asked for our purpose. When we told her that we were ‘The Guardians’ and wanted the box, she was very reluctant but when we showed her our true selves she gave it to us. We also asked her about Dr. Dale and how he came to know about ‘The secret dungeon’. She told us her entire family history. She told us that Midori; her grandmother’s elder sister fell in love with an American. Before the World War II Midori and her husband moved to Seattle. Before coming to America, Midori entrusted the box to Keno. In 1945 during the World War when the Japanese attacked on Pearl Harbor, Midori was hated by Americans because she was Japanese, due to this they moved to Vancouver. Midori had a daughter named Shino. Shino got married. Dr. Dale was the son of Shino, his mother told him everything about ‘The Guardians’ and the responsibility their family was given. Before 2 years Dr. Dale didn’t believed the story. But when he saw me he believed it and came to a conclusion that ‘The Earth’ needs ‘The Guardians’ because she is dying and ‘The Guardians’ in order to save ‘The Earth’ will have to end the human race. To stop this happening he went to Tanega and gathered all the information about Keno. He found out that Keno married someone from the village and they had a son, Takumi who moved to Osaka. Takumi has a daughter, Azusa who now has the box. When Dr. Dale went to Azusa and demanded the box which she refused to give him since her father told her to give the box only to the human forms of ‘The Guardians’. After this Dr. Dale decided to kill us in his own way. We looked at the box puzzled; we wanted to know what was so precious about that box. It was very beautiful box. On its cover image of ‘The Guardians’ in their true forms, surrounding ‘The Earth’ was carved. It was like one golden and one silver angel were looking after ‘The Earth’. At place where the lock should have been present symbols of the sun, moon and the earth were carved. We tried opening it but couldn’t. We wanted to know, what was so precious about the box? We tried all day long but were unsuccessful. Meanwhile Azusa was very nice to us and prepared a delicious dinner. Her husband was really a gentleman and both of them requested us to stay over for the night which we couldn’t refuse. The next day after taking a bath suddenly my eyes suddenly fell on box with the shining symbols of the sun, moon and earth. I thought that there must be some way to open it and when I aligned all them in the order with sun at one end, the moon at the other and the earth in the middle; the box suddenly opened. I called for Shinichi. There was a map of the secret dungeon. We came to identify that the dungeon was not very far from the shrine in Tanega. We rushed back for Tanega. When we reached the shrine we went to the place on the map and started digging the land but we were unable to get anywhere near the dungeon. I was really thirsty because of all the hard work I asked Shinichi to get me some water and while putting end to my thirst I accidently spilled some water on the map. I was panicked because this could ruin the map, I started crying but Shinichi told me not to; the map had something written on it which was revealed when the water fell on it. We put some more water and the directions were now clearly written in Kanji. In it was written that the path to the dungeon was from a tunnel from the old well in the basement of the main temple. We went there and from the tunnel we reached to the dungeon. The gated of the dungeon were huge and strongly made. The place giving me goose bumps. We tried to open the doors but our effort yield no result. We looked into the map for instructions. Fortunately something was written on it. It said that on the positions were the signs of ‘The Sun’ and ‘The Moon’ were made we in our true forms have to drop our blood which will open the gates. We as did as written and the doors opened with a really hard earthquake. When we entered the dungeon, I lit the entire room with my flames. We found a large book in the centre of the room. We looked into it. Everything about us was written there, like when in which family we will be born and when we will we get our powers. In the very last pages it was written what was the purpose of our birth on this earth. It was the same reason as Dr. Dale expected. We were here to put an end to the misery of earth and kill the human beings on earth on our 23rd birthday and it was also written that how we were going to do it.

We came back to Tokyo and I decided to spend the rest of my holidays there. We spent the time sightseeing, taking trips to the hot springs, going on long drives and attending huge parties. I really felt I didn’t belong in Shinichi’s lifestyle. So, I hurried went outside and Shinichi followed me. He asked me what was wrong and I told him what I felt like. I belonged to a middle class family and he was kind of a prince to me. His status was much above than mine will ever be and I didn’t want to cause any embarrassment to him or his family. But he told me that I was much more important to him than his lavish lifestyle and there is no need for me to worry about it at all. He told his parents that I am not feeling well and we would like to leave. His parents insisted on leaving too but Shinichi told him that I wanted to spend some alone with him and they agreed. We went to the beach, walked hand in hand, looked at the beautiful moon and he said to me that nothing else really mattered anymore. After a few months the human civilization would come to an end and we would were going to be the villains in the act and in doing so we may lose our lives too. He told me to enjoy our last days on earth as much as possible and I should cheer up. We went home and that night I told him that before I die I want my last wish to come true. He was surprised and assured that he would do anything to fulfill my wish. He asked me what was it and I said that my last wish is to get married to him. He said that he wants it too. I spent that night in his arms and it felt that no sorrow, no worry can never touch me in the grasp of his arms and I couldn’t feel any coldness in the presence of the warmth of his body. The next morning he woke up beside me, kissed me on the forehead and said that he loved me the way I am and I am perfect this way. He would love me for the rest of his life and even after that and no matter what. I knew we didn’t had much time but I wanted to be with him for eternity like The Sun and the Moon. When we met his parents at breakfast he told them our wish to get married. To my surprise they readily agreed. They told us that they would throw the biggest party for our marriage. I didn’t want to spoil their dreams but we certainly wanted a nice little wedding with only important family members and friends. After hearing this they became really sad but they definitely wanted to throw a huge reception party in which the most elite people of Tokyo are to be invited and we can’t say no to it. We called for my parents and also for Ron and Jess. When they heard about it they totally got shocked but were really very happy. Soon in a week we were going to get married. On 7th July 2012 I was going to be Shinichi’s wife. I was so nervous but excited at the same time. When the pastor announced us husband and wife I almost cried with joy. After the party we only got 3 hours to pack our bags and to go on a week honeymoon to Okinawa. They schedule was so tight that when we reached the hotel we had our dinner and went into the arms sweet sleep who was calling us since 12 hours. And thus on our supposedly wedding night we slept tight. The next morning when I woke up Shinichi was already up. I rushed to the bathroom due to a sudden urgency. When I came back the breakfast was on the table. Shinichi sadly told me that he wanted to give me a breakfast in bed experience but I woke up earlier than he expected. I couldn’t see his sad face so I changed into my pajamas and went to bed and had my first ever breakfast in bed experience. After having our food I asked what was our plan and he told he told me that our plan is to not get out of the room for the next week to which I surprisingly asked why and then suddenly he kissed me passionately and told that we are going to make love for the whole of our honeymoon. That day I lost my virginity to my first ever serious boyfriend and one and only husband. I am glad that I saved it for him. After spending whole two days in the hotel room and not even coming out of it for our meals we finally got out the third day and went to the beach and enjoyed the rest of the time.

We reached Tokyo by the evening flight. When we reached our home all our family and friends welcomed us very warmly. Jess was very eager to get to the steamy details of our honeymoon. On the first monthly anniversary of our wedding I was more worried than happy. I had skipped my period and it was for the first time in my life. I was very worried for the fact that I could be pregnant. When Shinichi returned from work that evening, I was crying so he asked me the reason and I told him about my worries. We had so little time to live and I may be pregnant. Not only that my child would not be able to come to this world by that time but also I can’t perform the duty I am supposed to do. Shinichi assured me that we will find a solution to this problem. He brought the book and sat beside me reading it. Initially we thought that we had to kill each and every human on this planet but we were wrong, we needed to select the healthiest and hardworking 1 million people and save the human civilization. And we have to tell them how they were going to make everything right for this planet. It brought a ray of hope in our eyes. As a woman I always wanted to have a family but after knowing my purpose of birth I was sure that I was never going to have one. Now for the first time after my twentieth birthday, I wasn’t cursing my destiny. It was also written there that we will lose all our powers after the apocalypse. Even if we can survive that day planning a baby now was foolishness, so we took the appointment of our gynecologist and went through the pregnancy test. After the test we both were relieved to find that I was not pregnant.

The lengthiest and difficult task to find the appropriate candidates for survival was to be done. We had to select approximately 111,000 families with minimum of no to two children. From 196 countries we had select 566 families from each country. There can be amends based on the qualities and quantity of good families in that particular country but the major figures cannot increase. Shinichi gave an advertisement on the net to appoint 5 computer hackers from all these 196 countries and they were to hack in their respective government computers and get the record of all the population. Besides from us, Ron, Jess and his other friends where to help us in gathering information and selecting the 1 million people destined to walk on earth after the doomsday. Though it may seem that choosing the wealthiest of people will be good taking the money in view but after the apocalypse money would have no importance at all, only hard work and intelligence will pay up. So we needed to choose individuals who could work hard from scratch to make the earth beautiful and advanced too. We were select families with males below the age of forty, women below the age of 35 and children ranging from 10 to 19 years old. It took us most of the time and money we had before the unfortunate day. The last five months have been really busy for all of us. We had to kill our own parents with our hands and it was going to be harder than we could ever imagine but we had to do it. Finally the month of February of the year 2013 arrived. The month came by more quickly than we anticipated. We had only 20 days on this planet. I called my parents from Vancouver. Ron and Jesse did the same. We spent the rest of our days enjoying every moment of it but still during night it was hard to get any sleep thinking about the time to come. On the faithful day of 21st February 2013, the SUN was shining much brighter than any other day; the MOON could also be seen in the sky. Shinichi and I fare welled to everyone. All of our parents knew that we can’t save them and they were okay with it, they just wanted us to be safe. We came into our true forms. I made every living on the planet sleep to make the end as less painful as possible. Shinichi made a huge barrier ball and with my help was able to elevate all the plants and animals to the ball. All the plants and animals could not survive even in this way, only the fittest can maintain there while sleeping inside the barrier. The barrier was bigger in shape than China. He placed it on the ocean surface. The barrier made it light and helped it to float. He made another barrier not as big but big enough as Australia. I and Shinichi elevated all the 111,111 families selected from the ground which also included Ron and Jess and a couple which was friend of Shinichi. After that he did the same with this barrier. After checking that all our plans are going in the correct direction I kissed Shinichi most passionately than I ever had. It was my goodbye kiss; I may or may not be able to see him again in my life again. With all the force and all the speed I headed towards the core of the EARTH. It was hotter than I expected but I could withstand it. At that very instant Shinichi had to lift those barriers from the sea surface and was suppose to be on the highest position as he can be. With everything I had I released all my force due to which the EARTH reached its highest temperature and everything on the surface was absorbed into the land. The sea level also started decreasing but this also caused the climate to drastically change and it started to rain heavily. At this point it felt like the EARTH had life of its own and it was trying to help us. After we don’t know how much time, the EARTH came back to its normal state. Shinichi opened the barriers and returned all the animals and plants to their natural habitats. He also opened the barrier holding the humans and carefully laid them in the mainland China. We chose china because we wanted all the people left on the planet to be together and help each other in building an altogether new civilization. I was still inside the EARTH’s core. While I was there, due to lose of all my energy I fell asleep. I had a dream of a beautiful little girl who thanked me what I did for her and told me to pay the gratitude to Shinichi on behalf of her. She told me that after so many years of being inactive Mount Fuji will erupt to free me to the surface and I dream ended as it started.

I assume that EARTH told Shinichi in her own way to rescue me from Mount Fuji. When I came to my senses I found myself in his arms. But I gain lost my consciousness. When I woke up again I found myself lying on the ground and Shinichi was beside me but he was looking very pale; outside us I could see his barrier, he was trying to protect me from the mad stone throwing population. I stopped him. He was really looking very pale at this moment I requested him to rest. I rose above the ground and tried to make the crowd calm down but to no avail, I had to use my power to control them, though I was weak but still strong enough to fight for my safety. I told them everything from the beginning and also my grief and the hatred I had for myself for killing my family with my very own hands but I had to do that for the survival of EARTH as well as the human race. If the EARTH would have died then the humans all would have to die as well. To protect herself and her inhabitants from extinction; she had to take this drastic step. She had no other choice left. I released all them my spell and I could see them calming down. I know this was going to be hard for them for they had to survive.

Ten years after the faithful day, I found myself in life where I always wanted to be, beside my beautiful 6 year old daughter Earth. I named her so because she really was alike to the girl to the girl I saw in my dream when I was at the core of the EARTH. Both Shinichi and I had lost our powers gradually and we know were normal human beings. We helped all the people to build the country we have now. Ron and Jess had married a year after everything was fine and they now had an 8 year old son Renton and a 2 year old daughter Dianne. Everyone was working really hard to make everything work without upsetting our lovely planet.

************************THE END****************************


Submitted: March 06, 2011

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