Cheerio, my friends! (That’s an interesting greeting… XD ) I’m back tonight with the next entry for CWWC! Here are the prompts I used:
Yep, just three this time! I’m honestly getting so tired of reusing all the other prompts, so it’ll just be the new ones from now on- unless I notice that another prompt will work into my story, then I’ll add it, but I won’t go trying to make that happen 😉
Now, here is the story:
I leaned over the edge of the roof and inhaled deeply. The air was more fresh up here, the moon and stars seemed brighter, and I felt- free. Free from hatred, free from darkness. Free from my unloving home.
If only I truly were…
“Katy, what are you doing up there?” My best friend, Nicole, exclaimed in horror.
“Just getting some fresh air.” I called down.
“Do you have to be on the roof to do that?” Nicole inquired.
“Yes. The air is just- different up here…” My voice trailed off. I didn’t quite understand it myself, but it was true.
“Well, please come down. It’s dangerous up there! You could fall – or worse!” Nicole demanded in sheer fright. I knew she didn’t mean death. She was referring to the Dust Storms; rumored to be more dangerous and have inexplicable consequences.
“Oh, alright. If you insist.” I agreed despite how badly I wanted to remain up there.
I climbed down and joined my friend on the safety of the ground.
“So what’s up?” I inquired. Nicole looked me in the eye and frowned.
“Take a walk with me.”
“There’s something you’re hiding from me.” Nicole observed while we walked along the shore.
“Nope. There’s nothing.” I replied simply.
“You’re lying. I saw the cabinet.” Nicole stated as she halted in her steps. I froze.
“Did you look inside?” I asked worriedly.
“No. I wanted to give you a chance to tell me.” Nicole replied. I turned to face her and we fixed our eyes on each other. We stood in silence, neither of us saying a word for the longest time. How could I tell her? She couldn’t know the truth about me. She would never understand. But I was caught. I could lie, though I didn’t want to. There was no other option. I had to tell her the truth.
“Alright. You win. I have been keeping something from you.” I sighed, and continued, “I have this gift… A special power you might say. I can create unique powders and dusts that can do wonderful things, but I can’t have anyone else knowing. They wouldn’t understand.” I didn’t dare look Nicole in the eye. I knew she’d freak out. But, oh! I was so wrong. She did the unexpected – she started laughing.
“What’s so funny?” I asked, bewildered at the sight.
“I just can’t believe it! All this time, you’ve had this power!” Nicole laughed.
“Oh. I thought so.” I said, sadly.
“No, no! Katy- I have that power, too!” Nicole announced, smiling broadly. I literally gaped at her.
“What?! Why didn’t you say anything?!” I shouted, completely astonished.
“It doesn’t matter now. What matters is that we are the Sisters of Pointitia.” Nicole declared, full of pride.
“The legend… You really think we’re the missing sisters?” I asked in disbelief.
“Well, yeah! Doesn’t it make sense? We’re best friends, neither of us knew our birth parents, we both have the sacred power – it just all makes sense!” She stated. She sounded so certain, but could it really be possible?
I sighed and said, “There’s only one way to find out for sure if this is all true…”
I lead Nicole to my chambers where my cabinet was kept. I wrapped my fingers around the carved butterfly handles and pulled the doors open gently, revealing dozens of bottles full or half full of colorful powders. It created a beautiful rainbow and just looking at them made me smile.
I reached my hand in and grabbed a jar full of blue and pink powder. I labeled this my “cotton candy jar.”
Carefully, I lifted the lid off the jar and reached my hand inside, scooping up a handful of powder and sprinkling it on the ground in front of us. The house shook and my bare feet suddenly felt wet. I looked down and found that we were standing in an ocean, but we were rising higher and higher into the sky. Nicole and I danced and splashed in the water as magical, colorful dust fell all around us.
The ocean continued lifting us higher until we were actually in the clouds. Nicole and I both caught sight of the castle at the same time and a beautiful griffin flew in from the East to greet us.
“Greetings, Sisters of Pointitia. Your kingdom awaits.” The griffin announced, swooping his wing for us to go on ahead.
Nicole and I glanced at each other and smiled in awe. This was our kingdom. And we were sisters. At last I realized why I felt so drawn to the high points, where I would sit and feel free. It was because my home was in the sky, and at last, I was where I belonged.
I would now be forever loved and forever free.
Aaah… A happy ending. Although I did think of a way that it could all go wrong, but that would make my story way too long, so it’ll just remain the way it is XD