STORIES FINALS – LET’S WRITE STORY TOGETHER PART 4
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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.”
“Wait… Wait! I couldn’t get you. Am I what? A witch, huh?” she still doubted him, and she add “If I have used my spell,I could have a wonderful time like before my father’s death.”
He fastened his green eyes on her, “I know it was an admirable family… Well…listen, your mother also put a curse on you. She sealed your power to protect from your grandmother’s assault.”
“It seems you know something about my family well. Could you tell me what is happening around me?” She started to open up him.
“OK. you’re from one of the greatest witch lineage, especially your mother and grandmother were very famous for sensible witches…” He began to narrate.
“One day when you were four, you brought one forbidden witchcraft book from somewhere. We had never read it before, so we were captivated by its mysterious power. The book seduced us into opening it. All of a sudden, your grandmother stopped us and took it away somewhere. After the happening, she changed into a cruel witch. She ravaged her graveyard to deprive of the magical power for her ancestors. Then all her relatives who have magic power died of a mysterious death.”
“A mysterious death?” Mary asked.
“Suicide…” he answered.
“What!? Oh no! It can’t be true…” She was shocked because the cause of her parents’ death was suicide. And she was going to do.
“I suspect your grandmother was linked directly with those incidents. Your parents’ death is also…”
“You mean…grandma killed my parents…right?” She said it directly.
“…Yes…” he answered.
“So what made her changed? What does she want?” she asked him seriously.
“Your mother mentioned before her death, your grandmother is aiming for being Gaia.”
“The witch who completes collecting her family’s soul gets the immortal power. We call the witch Gaia. She can make herself the conqueror of the earth. I guess the way being Gaia was written in the book you found.” He replied.
“She read the book, you think.”
“Yup. And you are the last survivor in your family.”
“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.”
“But I didn’t sign up for this!” She heartily screamed at the top of her lungs, throwing her hands up in the air. “Just because I was in the verge of jumping, you didn’t have to stop me with some crappy fairytale!”
“What–no–I mean,” he looked at her in disbelief. “Who do you think I am to lie to you?”
“I don’t know… Probably some…” She scanned him from head to toe “…fairy god mother– cat. Right. A cat who just turned human.”
“Look, I’m sorry if I surprised you, but you can’t just die,” there was sincerity deep within his voice. “You’re the last witch in this world, Mary.”
“That’s not true.” She was breathless. It took a moment of heavy silence before she opened her mouth and finally spoke once again without a hint of panic. “This must be all just a dream.”
Without a second thought, she shut her eyes tight, taking strides backwards as she tripped over to the edge of the building in a matter of seconds.
“IDIOT, YOU–” Having no other options to take, Thomas had no choice but to go with the last resort– he jumped after her as they fall through air resistance; he caught her with his warm embrance and without hesitation, he pressed her lips against hers.
He just kissed her.
He smiled at her reaction–she was obviously surprised, having that confused look evident on her face as she mumbled some words even through the blasting noise of the New Year’s fireworks.
At the next moment, the world must’ve stopped because they were already semi-floating right above the cold ground floor. But… how did they even survive that fall?
“It’s called magic.” Thomas assisted her to get up with a helping hand. As if he read her thoughts, he answered, “Your magic.”
Mary didn’t understand. “What do you mean?”
“Don’t you get it?” His green marble eyes seemed to glow brighter than ever, brighter than the full moon behind the clouds. “Your magic was kept within me for a year. But you’re in great danger now ever since I turned that magic ‘on’ the moment you jumped off the building.”
“You mean you ‘activated’ it because of a…” Still seeming to process the entire situation, she swallowed a lump of nervousness down to her throat. “K-Kiss??”
“So you believe me now?” His lips cracked into a devious smirk, “You’re the only one who could reverse my curse. In return, I’ll do everything you ask me to, milady–”
A flock of footsteps entered the scene. “There’s no time for dying now.”
Mary was having second thoughts, but suddenly, guns from all sorts of directions were clicking around them. Her ‘magic’, whatever they were called, must’ve attracted a lot of people who want her dead.
“Shall we begin?
Mary shot her eyes open then instinctively sat up from the bed; sweats starts to form in her face as the picture of the handsome man who claimed to be her cat (Thomas) flashed through. She took a deep breathe in then release it afterwards in relief thinking that everything that she experienced was all just a dream.
“You’re already 30 Mary, so dreaming weird things don’t suit you now,” she told herself face palming at the thought. Mary was about to move out from the bed when she realized that she couldn’t do so, it was as if something was holding her waist back from the bed. She didn’t hesitate to look down but then that caused her shock seeing an arm wrapped against her own waist. “What th-,” Mary couldn’t finish her words since the arm moved and released her waist. She saw how the arm went into hiding in her very own blanket. This made her gape for an instant as her heart starts to pump like crazy. So basically, Mary was instantly frightened knowing that a stranger was sleeping in her bed. She’s now mentally panicking as how and why was a stranger inside in her house. It was nerve wrecking in her part as she doesn’t remember anything except for the weird magical dream she had in her sleep. She keep her mouth shut and reached out for the lamp placed near her, holding it tightly, Mary then hit the unknown person and immediately moved out from the bed.
“Arrgh…what was that?” the unknown person hissed in pain sitting up from the bed and taking off the blanket that covers the stranger only to reveal the face of the handsome man in her so called dream(?).
“W-who are you? Why are you inside my house and how did you get in here?” Mary stepped back still holding the lamp in her hands ready to hit the man.
The stranger who seemed to have recover from the pain just threw her an incredulous look, “you forgot what happened last night?”
Mary froze at the question, it was only then she remembers that she was actually planning to commit suicide until a man stopped her, she blinked and shook her head putting the thought aside, “j-just get out!” Mary shouted tightening her grip at the lamp. “Get out!”
“Wait…wait…” the stranger tried to protest but Mary didn’t bulge and still continued to shove the man out, “i-it’s Thomas your cat, you remember?”
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.
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?!
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