chapter 1 of my book called My Magical and Mystical Adventures: Marina Adventures.
|I lay alone, wondering to myself, “Who am I? Why don’t I fit in?” I think as my eyes close to go to sleep. Shortly after, I hear someone knocking on my window. “Who could that be at this time of night?” I asked myself while getting up to go look. There was no one there; “it’s all in your head just go back to bed.” I think to myself as I head back to bed. “I am sorry, Marina, but you did not hear that in your mind.” A woman said while waving her hand before my face to the left, freezing me where I stood. “Before you scream for your mother, I am Luna from Magics. You will learn more about that later, now you can scream.” Luna said while laughing, waving her hand to the right, unfreezing me.
“Mom!” I finally managed to scream out at the top of my lungs. My mother came running into my room with almost no breath. She stopped at the door, looked at Luna, then at me. They were having a silent conversation. I saw a tear running down her cheek. My mother knew something I didn’t, the thought that came to mind worried me.” What does she know that I don’t? What going on?” but before I could say anything the woman started talking to my mother.
“It is time, Sierra. I must take her with me, as you know she belongs somewhere else.” Luna said. “You have enough time to explain who and what she is. A short time is available, you must hurry.” Luna was talking to my mom like I was not in the room. The room went silent again and they were just staring at each other. I was confused and angry at this point. I didn’t want to go anywhere. I wanted answers. I needed to know what was going on. Luna started to pack my things, and my mother was acting like this was all normal. I couldn’t take it anymore.
“Wait!” I demanded. “I have to leave. Mom, what is going on?” I further demanded while watching Luna pack. “Why do I have to leave?” What does she mean it is time to tell me who and what I am? Mom tell me.” I pleaded while tears filled up my eyes. I stood there staring at them waiting for one of them to say something, anything. At this point I thought someone was playing a sick joke on me, one that I did not want to play anymore. I just stared at them waiting for an answer.
“Marina, you need to calm down, come and sit.” replied my mother in a soft voice while sitting on my bed. I didn’t want to sit, I wanted answers. However, I sat next to my mom anyways waiting for the explanation. I was secretly praying that this was a messed-up joke, even though I knew this wasn’t something they would play as a prank on someone. My mom kept looking down to the ground then back to me. It was like she was trying to figure out how to tell me. I wasn’t found of the silence, so I kept watching Luna run around the room packing my belongings. I was confused and terrified as to what was happening. I finally looked at my mom, all I had to say was mother and she started tearing up again.
“I am your guardian, not your mother. Marina, you are a princess placed above all others.” Sierra started to explain. “You have powers, magical powers you do not comprehend yet. There are other dimensions besides earth. You are from one called Magics, that is where Luna will be taking you.” Sierra said in a comforting tone while looking at Luna who has finished packing my things and was waiting patiently by the doorway. I looked at Luna then back at my mom with tears streaming down my face. The look on my face must have shown my disbelief because my mom paused and took my hand into hers wiped away the tears, then continued to talk.
“That is where you will be going to learn the secrets of becoming a great fairy. You are expected there soon, my dear. I am sorry this is all the time I have left to explain everything that is going on right now. Remember you were an important part of my life and always will be. You have always loved adventures and now you are going to have one that impacts who you will be in the coming years. You will witness many wonderful things and great tragedies along the way. Always remember nothing you can achieve is out of your reach.” said Sierra fighting back tears while getting up off the bed walking over to Luna. “Luna has packed your belongings. I will write to you soon. After all, I am more than your guardian, I am your best friend.” My mother said with tears now running down her cheeks. I got up off the bed and ran to my mother. I hugged her so tight I thought she might burst. I did not want to leave. This is the only life I have ever known. I held onto her like my life depended on it. I asked myself why is the happening to me? What did I do wrong? I just want to go back to yesterday when everything was normal.
After I let my mother go. I stepped back a few paces and wiped my tears from my eyes. Looked around the room, then back at my mom who was now a complete mess from all the crying. I looked over by the doorway and show my dad. I didn’t even notice he was there until now. He had seen and heard everything. I ran to him and hugged him; he was crying as well. How can I leave my family I thought as I looked up at my dad? He just gave me a sad smile and his famous wink that told me he understood everything that was going on. I looked over his shoulder to see my little sister who wasn’t old enough yet to understand what was really going on. I thought to myself “how are they going to explain this to her? One she has big sister and the next she is gone. She doesn’t deserve that.” I picked up my sister and gave her a hug while trying to keep my emotions in check, so I don’t freak her out. “I love you my little rugrat” I said to her in a small whisper only she can hear. Just before I put her back down, she told me “its ok sissy, I knew you were a princess.” I wasn’t prepared for what she had said, and I just sat her down and cried. She gave me a hug; then told me I love you too in a whisper only I could hear and walked over to mom.
My mom and dad just stood there for a few minutes. Looking at Luna, “There they go again with the silent communication” I thought. Luna then looked at me and had told me its time to leave. I really didn’t want to leave. How am I supposed to cope with having a family to finding out they really weren’t my parents? To be honest I had a lot of things I wanted to say to them. Things I wish I had done differently while I was with them. A lot of question entered my mind. I turned around to asked them only to see that my parents and sister have disappeared.
I was at a place that I never seen before. The place looked like a college campus, a very scary yet inviting one. I am not sure if it’s because it’s night or no one is around, but this place seemed terrifying. Like something is going to jump out and kill you. I was beyond scared at this point and just wanted to go home and lay in my nice safe bed knowing my parents were next door. I took a deep breath and thought to myself “it’s alright, nothing is going to harm you.” I stood still waiting to believe myself. It would be easier to believe if my whole world didn’t just get turned upside down. It might be my nerves that were making the place seem frightening. At least that was I was telling myself over and over. I looked around and seen that I was standing in the middle of a courtyard alone, waiting for something to happen, anything to happen even though I was afraid of what that was. I was not aware that I had been pacing in a huge circle until someone yelled my name. I jumped out of my skin after hearing my name. I thought to myself “please don’t hurt me.” My thoughts had gone crazy at what was going on so when I heard my name I yelped.
“Marina!” yelled a lady on a pair of stairs that connected to one of the buildings. After I got my heart rate to slow down, I answered her like a child who got caught with their hands in the cookie jar. “Um, yes ma’am.” I said startled, not realizing that there were two people instead of one standing on the bottom step of what I assume is the main building. I looked from one person to the next. I was unsure of what to do or say so I just hung my head down. I started to tear up and prayed that this was just a dream. I knew better though so I lifted my head up high and looked at the lady who had yelled my name. I was preparing myself for the worst when they come closer.
“Did you hear anything that was told to you by the headmistress?” replied a lady. She was a middle age woman, with long blond hair that had some silver strands. She was showing her age but gracefully. She was wearing an elegant blue night gown with some weird animal prints on it. I would have laughed if it wasn’t for her demeanor though. She did not sound happy and honestly, she looked like she might have a mean streak to her. I didn’t want to find out if I was right, so I admitted that I didn’t hear her. I shuffled from one foot to the other with tears in my eyes and answered. “No, ma’am I was distracted. I am not even sure why I am here or how I even got here or what is going on.” After I said that I waited for even more yelling with my head down, fidgeting with my fingers. I waited for what seemed for ever but there was no yelling. I finally looked up to see the other lady looking at me with an understanding smile. Like this has happened before. I thought to myself “does this happen often? Is this really happening? I just want to go home.”
“Felix, go easy on her. She has had quite an eventful night.” Said the lady standing next to Felix. She has a grace to her that a queen has. She looks to be older than Felix, but it didn’t seem to stop her. She had gray hair that went down to her middle back. She was wearing a purple silk looking nightgown. I thought to myself, the one wearing the blue nightgown must be Felix, which means the other person wearing the purple nightgown is the headmistress. They have completely opposite energy to them I thought to myself. I wonder what they are like when they aren’t having to run a college I thought as I studied their emotions and their energy. The headmistress has more of a calm demeanor. Almost relax however I got the feeling she could be stern when needed to be. She has an energy that reads grandmother to me. The headmistress must have seen that I was not focused again. I waited for the yelling to happen but Instead she calmly walked up to me, put her hand on my shoulder and gently bring me back to my surroundings. I looked at her like she had just grown two more heads. No one has ever been able to stop the energy I see from appearing in front of me until now, let alone be able to bring me back. I thought to myself as I looked at her. She gave me a small wink that made me think she knows more about me then even I do.
“Marina it’s alright, my name is Fionna. I am the headmistress of Magics for fairies. I have assigned you to your room and roommates, please follow me.” Replied headmistress Fionna. She took her hand off from my shoulder and started up the stairs. She turned her head only a little to see if I was following and then started talking about the school.
We walked inside the building, it looked amazing. Every few minutes I was saying things like OMG! Wow, and that’s cool. The headmistress was smiling while talking about the school, Magics, even though I was listening I wasn’t paying attention. There was a lot to look at and everything seemed like a dream. I was lost in my surroundings that I did not see that the headmistress had stopped until it was too late. I ran right into a double sliding door. The headmistress suppressed a smile while helping me up off the floor. Once I gained my composure, I took a few steps back looking at the double doors. The doors were extremely colorful, it made me a bit dizzy.
“This is your dorm along with four other girls.” The headmistress while opening the doors. We walked into a huge open room that looked more like an apartment, then a dorm. They must have different takes on dorms here then on earth I wondered as I just stared in awe with my mouth wide open.
“Girls come here. I would like for you to meet your new roommate.” Headmistress called out. One by one the girls came out of different doors that at first, I did not see. They all seemed really nice; however, I am not sure if they are aware that they have this glow that says if you hurt me or my friends you will die. It's subtle, but it's there. I was about to introduce myself when one of them came up to me, hugged me and started talking.
“Hello, my name is Aurora princess of Selera,” Aurora said with a smile, before anyone else could get a word in she continued pointing at each of the girls as she told me who they were. “This is Melody princess of Terra,” Melody smiled at me and mouthed hello. “Summer princess of Helem…” Summer held out her hand for me to shake, which surprised me because i'm not used to people being friendly, however I took her hand. “I am Kira from Digion.” Kira said before Aurora had the chance. Aurora did not look happy that she was interrupted. Aurora was definitely giving Kira a glare that clearly says you bitch. “You interrupted me, Kira!” Aurora said rudely. Kira just ignored the rudeness in her voice and replied “Sorry.” while rolling her eyes.
“Girls!” The headmistress yelled. “As I was saying this is Marina. She is the princess of Xylia.” As soon as she said that all the girls cotised. I looked at them like they grew a second head. I wasn’t sure what to do or why they bowed to me. I am not anyone special. Am I?
“We will be happy to show her to her room,” said Aurora. Everyone else was smiling and nodding in agreement. “You will fit in with us just fine,” said Summer. “Yea! Hey, Marina, do you know who I am?” Aurora asked. All the other girls just rolled their eyes like she does this all the time and started to walk away.
“Well, not really. To be honest, I don’t know who I am.” I said as I looked around the room at the amazing things around me. I was so stunned at how much room there was. “What do you mean you don’t know who you are? You are the princess of Xylia!” said Aurora with a shock in her voice. The other girls stopped in their tracks in shock. They all turned around in unison flabbergasted. I did not pay much attention to the looks on their faces.
As I looked around the room, I saw a beautiful bright door. I walked to it and it opened like it belonged to me. I was surprised by what I saw. The Inside was nothing but colors. All the colors you could imagine were in this single room. There was also a levitating bed fit for a princess, in fact, as I continued to look around, I found that everything was floating in midair. I was confused as to how they were floating and honestly how I was going to get to them. I was lost in my thoughts once again until I heard my name.
“Marina, did you hear what Kira asked you?” said Melody with a concerned look. “Oh am sorry, yes, I did. What I meant to say was that I found out I was a princess today. I also found that I was not born to Sierra, that she was my guardian. That I was not born on earth, that I had powers that I am not sure where they came from. Fairy do exist and I don’t know why you all bowed to me? I said with a sigh of relief when I let it all out. That is just the beginning I thought to myself, however I decided not to mention that. They were all looking at me like I was the one with two heads this time. I waited for what seems like an hour for one of them to answer, it might have only been two minutes, but the silence made it seem much longer.
“You didn’t know that Xylia is in heaven? That there was a war and in order to keep you…” Summer started to say,but was interrupted by the headmistress. The look she was giving the girls clearly meant not to say another word. “Girls!” Headmistress Fionna said with a stern voice that summer stopped talking. “You may not tell her anything you may know. Understood!” All the girls replied with “yes, Ms.Fionna.”
I was confused and angry at all the secrets being kept from me that I blurted out, “Why can’t I know anything? I have the right to know. Why all the secrets” I said not really caring that I sounded rude nor that I blurted it out. A tear was rolling down from my eye. At that moment I wanted to go back to yesterday where I knew who I was and there were no secrets. I wanted my mother back more than anything in the world. “Don’t worry, my child, you will know everything when the time is right.” The headmistress said while putting her hand on my shoulder. I was surprised she didn’t yell at me or was mad. “You girl’s best be off to sleep.” Headmistress Fionna replied, she still had her hand on my shoulder as the girls left my room to go to their own.
I was alone with the Headmistress, without even thinking I turned around, wrapped her in a big hug and cried. “I know this is a lot to take in, my dear. I will hold you until you have calmed down.” I slid to the ground still hugging the headmistress. She was stroking my hair and oddly enough it reminded me of my mom back on earth. After about a good hour of sitting on the floor crying I finally calmed down. I looked at Headmistress Fionna and said “Why did this happen to me?” That was the only one of many questions I had on my mind, but it was one that was breaking my heart into two. “My dear child I cannot answer the question without angering your parents.” replied the headmistress. She looked down at my face with a sad look. “ I know you have a lot of questions and people do have the answers, however if they were to tell you before it was time for you to know things would be even more confusing for you.” I got the feeling that no matter what I said that was the best answer I was going to get for a while, So I just nodded my head while letting out a yawn.
“My dear child, you are tired. Why don’t you get some rest Tomorrow you start your first day of classes.” The headmistress said while helping me up off the floor. I did not want to go to bed, however my body and mind were telling me it was time to go to sleep. I had a lot happen in the last few hours that I did not realize that it was midnight. The headmistress gave me a smile and walked out of the room. I was alone now starting at the door. I waited a good five minutes before I turned around to go to bed.
How am I supposed to get into my bed when everything is floating in the air? I thought, as I looked around my room. Right before my eyes everything was on the floor. I looked around to see who could have done that, but I was alone. Once again I was confused, but was too tired to explore how they were on the floor. I decided to change into my nightgown and crawl into the pink bed that was calling my name. As I drifted off to sleep, I heard someone singing to me.
“Lay down my sweet baby, Lay down and take your rest. Won’t you lay your head upon your mother’s chest. O I love you…” the singing slowly went away as darkness filled my mind.