STORIES 1/2 – LET’S WRITE STORY TOGETHER PART 4 step 2
I decided to one more time divided stories. Now, we choose two the best one from every groups. You can vote till May 27 12:00 am (UTC/GMT).
authors: Raff, Katarina Vidic, Veilan, Fruitspunch07
Mary is a single woman, about 30. She lives with her cat Thomas in her parents house. Her father died when she was 7. Her mother passed away a year ago. Mary’s mother always bear a grudge against her mother (Mary’s grandmother), that she couldn’t lived how she wanted to. She wanted to protect her daughter (Mary) from the same miserable life, but she couldn’t make it.
After mothers death the only reason what kept her alive is her cat Thomas that she loved dearly. But today is extremely painful day. She couldn’t bear the emptiness of her life in this cheerful time of year. She is tired waiting the day when death finally come for her so she decided to embrace the death herself. Climbing to the rooftop she noticed many people who possessed shining smile. “Ah, yeah”, she remembered,” Today is New Year”, but it doesn’t mean anything to her because she didn’t feel hope not even fear from jumping. She closed her eyes and she was ready to free herself from this cruel world but one word change everything “Stop”. She opened eyes and saw handsome man with messy black hair and green eyes like Thomas.
Sitting there, with a carefree attitude while smoking his cigarette.
“can’t a person have a moment for himself? Just when I am about to rest for a bit ” the man sigh irately and raise up on his two feet and light out the cigarette butt he just throw with his shoes.
“oi, woman what are you trying to do?” his presence surprise Mary that she almost slip off from the balcony.
But a hard powerful force swiftly grab her hand and pull her over, “damn it, I almost had a heart attack!” he angrily told her without realizing that he had her embrace in his sturdy chest.
Without another word, Mary tears fall from her cheek.
“w-what!? Hey hold on now. Why are you suddenly crying!?” he asked panicky but Mary herself didn’t knew why she was crying.
After a few moments, she finally stops crying while the messy hair man watches her swiping her tears with the handkerchief he gave her.
“t-thank you” Mary weakly thank him and now that she got a clear look at him, Mary was once again awe at his deep emerald green eyes.
“what are you doing here, lady?” his voice seems softer from before but he still have that stir look on his face “aren’t people like you suppose to be with their love one or something during this kind of day?”.
“I don’t have anyone” Mary softly replies “what?” he asked but once again he couldn’t hear her “if you want to say something speak up, I can’t hear anything with that kind of reply”
Irritated by his words something snap inside Mary “I said I don’t have anyone! Why is everyone else happy while I am at home alone with no one but my cat! T-that why I thought that I should just go and jump off this building but some idiot just stop me!” she angrily answer while gasping for air.
“whoa you got a serious problem lady. Just killing yourself for that kind of reason” he gave a weak reply that somehow piss her off.
Who the hell does he think he is!? Mary thought furiously.
Not only did he halt her from killing herself, now he making her angry.
That’s it! I am going to kill myself somewhere else, she told herself and quickly raise up and walks away before the same force that stop her from falling grab her “where do you think you are going?” the man asked suspiciously without letting her go.
“Were you thinking of doing the same thing somewhere else?” he interrogated.
Mary grit her teeth, irritated at having been found out so easily by a complete stranger. “It’s none of your business,” she retorted. “Now if you’ll excuse me—” She tried to escape once more, but the handsome stranger’s grip remained firm.
“Actually, it is my business,” he replied, tone matter-of-fact, “considering the fact that your dear mother assigned me the task of protecting you, and all.” Mary thought she detected a hint of sarcasm in the word “dear”, but was immediately sidetracked by the mention of her mother.
How did he know her mom? And what did he mean he was supposed to protect her?
“Look,” Mary started, all too aware of how close they were standing to one another, “I don’t know what kind of game you’re playing here, but I don’t need protection. Especially not from a person I’ve never even met up until a few minutes ago.”
The stranger shook his head as though Mary were even more of a disappointment now than when she’d been planning to jump off the building earlier. “‘Just met’? I must say, I’m insulted. Do you honestly mean to tell me that you don’t recognize your own cat when you see him?” When Mary’s expression remained blank he gave an exasperated sigh. “It’s me. Thomas. I didn’t want to have to do this considering how long it’s been since I was allowed to be in my human form, but it seems I have no other choice.”
The stranger closed his eyes, took a deep breath, and in the blink of an eye Thomas—the cat Thomas—was in his place.
Gasping, Mary instinctively took a step backwards in surprise, unaware just how close she had been standing to the building’s ledge as she lost her footing. Mary’s arms pinwheeled as she tried to regain her balance, searching for something—anything—to grab onto, but it was too late. She could already feel gravity tipping her backwards towards her doom…
And that’s when the human version of Thomas rematerialized before Mary, seizing her by the upper arm and saving her life for the second time that night. Thomas’s mouth twisted into a playful smile, barely restrained amusement dancing in those green eyes of his. “Looks like you weren’t quite ready to die after all, huh?”
“H-How did you—?”
“Because a curse was put on me,” he answered before she could finish.
“Curse?” Mary echoed. She seemed to be restricted to using only broken up sentences in her shocked state.
“Oh, did I not mention it before?” Thomas said, cheerily. “Your mother was a witch who put a curse on me,” he informed her. “And you’re a witch too. There’s no time for dying now. This adventure’s just getting started.”
Both confused and stunned she managed to slowly utter the words “s-so were you a cat or a human o-originally?”.
“Really, is that the first thing that came to your mind after everything I’ve said?” Thomas responded in a joking manner whilst shaking his head. Thomas then took a deep breath and with a more serious voice said, “actually neither a cat nor a human, infact a rat is what I was. howeve–“. A loud sound of what could have been the siren of an ambulance soared through the air causing an awkaward silence between the two.
“B-but, stop joking, nothing you have said makes any sense. How could a cat be a human, a rat or whatever. Furthermore how could I ever be a witch? Mary said with a shaky voice as the sounds of the siren went past them. She could feel her heart punching through her chest, as she anxiously waited for an explanation. Thomas then tightened his grip around her arm whilst leaning towards her.
“Although it might seem surreal to you now, everything I have said so far is actually true.” he whispered. Just as he finished his sentance everything around Mary began spiraling into a blur. When she opened up her eyes she was no longer on that roof top that would’ve been the end, rather she was in bed back at home.
Mary yawned as she removed the blanket. With her memory still in a daze she reached for her beloved cat.
“I had the strangest dream Thomas, a dream where you were a rat and told me that my life might actually have purpose.” her voice spoke softly. As she kept stroking Thomas she thought to herself, regardless of how silly that dream was it might still be better than reality. With the clock ticking in the background she was reminded to feed Thomas. While slowly moving towards the kitchen Mary continued, “It was a bad dream, a nightmare. I was going to be selfish and leave you all alone in the world”. Just as Mary was about to grab a bowl she heard a laugh followed by a faint voice from behind, “Did you actually believe in me when I said I was a rat?
Mary opened her eyes, the sunlight was timidly lighting up the room. She looked up to see Thomas looking comfy on her bed, beside her, everything was as usual. She sighed and laughed, “It was just a weird dream after all” she told herself. As she moved to get out of bed, Thomas stretched and yawned.
—Good morning baby. she fondled his head —I had a weird dream tonight, she said, the cat stared at her with attention. She got up and headed to the kitchen, Thomas followed her. While preparing breakfast, she took a deep breath, inhaling the aroma of just brewed coffee, it smelled like home, like life, like a new chance with a new day and she was truly happy she didn’t do what she decided to do the night before.
“Coming to think of it, I don’t remember much about last night, recapping: I planned to…” she couldn’t say the word “—and then I…”— she stopped talking ‘cause the only part she remembered onward was the dream she had. “—And then you found out who you really are” said a husky male voice with a chuckle, her shocked look lied upon a man wearing nothing but a white towel, his toned chest exposed, hypnotizing green eyes focused on her.
—W-w-who are you?!! —asked her in exasperation. —What? This again? Not remembering me for the second time…seriously, you’re too much to handle.” The man said with a sarcastic tone as her eyes widened with the assumption that…could it be that the dream was not a dream? What?!
She got back from her confusion as Thomas softly caressed her hair, she looked at him and immediately blushed “Oh, you remember now? By the way, I’m taking a shower now, wanna join me?” he said with a playful smile. “Thomas?!!! No!” cried a scarlet-blushing Mary, he smirked and stepped into the bathroom murmuring it’s been a long time he had taken a proper hot bath. Mary stood in shock wondering what would happen to her life from now on.
Seeing the bewildered look on Mary’s face, the man (or cat?) snickered. “Look lady, I’m certain that you are very confused right now, but may I suggest that we go inside? It IS winter if you haven’t realized it yet and it’s freezing,” Thomas told her with a hint of sarcasm in his voice. He went to grab her wrist but she swatted his large hand quickly.
“You’re telling me, that my mother who died a year ago, is a freaking witch? And you’re also telling me that I am too? Granted seeing a man transform into a cat is probably the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen, but that is just insane! How can you expect me to believe that!?”
Thomas looked at her for a moment and then he shook his head with a sigh. “Before your mother died, she gave you some kind of gift, a necklace, if I’m not mistaken? And your mother instructed you not to use it on public, did she not?”
“H-How did you know that?” Mary widened her eyes.
Thomas smirked, “I will tell you everything about it if you agree to go inside.” He gestured her to follow him and Mary is too curious to not to do so.
Mary’s mother would be her normal life
so she put a curse pet cat named thomas protected with mary fled his parents because they want to have a normal life
her grandmother because she wanted to pass her power to granddaughter
Now she finds her grandmother to be the heir of his power
so that their family is a witch Now she finds her grandmother to be heirs of the power he inherited protects mary thomas
because protect by thomas mary not realize that she fall in love with thomas.
Mary opened her eyes and squinted because of a bright light. Where am I? She blinked a few times and tried to get hold of her surroundings. She recognized the bare walls of the room and the softness of the bed she was lying on and recognized that she was in her room. Slowly, she sat up, massaged a throbbing pain on her head and saw her cat curled up sleeping beside her.
So it was just a dream huh, Mary thought as she lifted the cat and put him in her arms and stroked his black fur.
“Thomas, I had a weird dream last night. I was trying to jump off a building but a handsome guy with green eyes like yours suddenly appeared and saved me, he also said he was you and I was a witch!” She said and smiled when she saw the feline open one of his bright green eyes and meowed softly. “That’s impossible isn’t? My cute cat can’t be a guy haha.”
“Hmm, let’s see,” a male voice responded.
Startled, she looked at the source of the voice and saw that she is now caressing the face of the same guy from her dream and he was smirking at her.
“AHHH!” She screamed as loud as she could. What the hell?!
“What curse?”, said Mary. “Well, let’s just say I was a close companion to your mother. Then, something bad happen, she decided to put a curse on me,” said Thomas, staring into Mary’s eyes. “Your mother knows that after she passed away, your life will be filled with emptiness, and you will ended up losing hope.”, Thomas continued, with a softer voice. Mary kept quiet, then decided to open her mouth, “You mentioned something about an adventure, what kind of adventure?”. Thomas, who was trying to balance on the building ledge, replied, ” Once, there were two coven of witches, the Sapphires and the Amethyst, both clans live in a happy life. Until your grandfather, who was part of the Amethyst clan, suffered from a serious disease and was on the verge of dying. Your grandmother could not bear to see your grandfather dying, so, she stole a powerful amulet, which belongs to the Sapphires. Soon, your grandfather was cured, but the witches of Sapphires were losing their powers, because the amulet that your grandmother stole helps to preserve them(their powers).” “Why didn’t my grandmother quickly return the amulet to them?”, asked Mary, curiously. The expression on Thomas’s face changed, looking rather serious, “Because your grandmother became greedy. She hid the amulet safely, after knowing how powerful it is. The Sapphires declared a war against the Amethyst. Desperate, your grandmother quickly fled to the real world, bringing the amulet with her. Till now, the Sapphires and the Amethyst are enemies, and now that they know that you are the descendant of your grandmother, they will find you,”. “Now let’s not waste time and quickly search for that amulet, together.”
Back in Mary’s house, Thomas head to the kitchen and fetch a glass, pouring fresh water on it. And considering the long night that would probably awaited them, he grabbed a can of beer from the fridge for him.
-Alright, where should I start? Probably sometime before you were born, when your parents met. Your grandmother and your mother belong to a long and ancestral witch lineage, which can be tracked to more than 2000 years ago. Back in those days there weren’t only humans inhabiting the world. They were just one of the many races that existed there, and I must tell you, back then they didn’t even had the third part of the power that they have now.
Witches were one of the upper class societies that controlled large territories in what now would be Europe and Asia, they were the product from the union between divine creatures and female priestesses devoted to the care of nature. Apparently, these divinities liked the fact of having progeny with pure virgins that would resemble in some symbolic way the ethereal scenery of their environment. Anyway, as far as I was told, this race of male gods couldn’t procreate with their own people, so they had to take human women in order to perpetuate their knowledge and powers… And that’s how witches made their first apparition. Your maternal side belongs to one of the first generations, which means that you could be a direct descendant if it weren’t for your father…who was a common human. Humans as a low class society weren’t able to have contact with witches, and the tradition has been maintained for all this time, but then your mother fell crazily in love with your father and the problems started…
Mary is at loss for words, after discovering the truth behind her mother’s identity and her cat’s human form, she was left in discomfiture and confusion.
My Mom? A witch?! And I have a cat who can turn into a human?! Her mind can no longer catch on the turn up of events happening around her.
Mary’s hands are trembling, stuck in her mindscape, she kept thinking about Thomas’ words over and over. “My mother being a witch means it has something to do with me as well, just like he said “you’re a witch too”, what will that mean for me?. Moreover, what should I do?! Mary gasped for air to keep her composure.
Turning to Thomas she took a step back and gathered her strength to talk back, W-what do you know about mo—-.
Her words were stopped when Thomas abruptly grabbed her arm and walked down the roof, ” Enough of that already isn’t it fine that I’ll be here to protect you..” he said looking at the maiden with his emerald eyes.
This made Mary flustered causing her cheeks to go red. What was that?!
his words right now seemed rather endearing, and yet you’re just a cat….
Anyway, let’s go back now, said he
It’s safe there.
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