Devil's Wonderland


Halo One: Hya-Chan:


I had the strangest dream last night.

I was walking around in this bright pink room. I could smell roses everywhere. I didn’t know where I was. The last thing I remember was walking upstairs to my room. Now, I was... wherever this place was. Oddly enough, I wasn’t afraid. Everything felt so calm in this room. I still didn’t know why I was here.

But I wasn’t alone for long.

I turned to see a girl about my age standing inches away from me. At first, I thought was an angel dressed in pink and white. Her long black hair floated around her like she was swimming in the water. Her tiny feet didn’t touch the ground either. Her smile could calm down a crying child.

“Hello,” this girl said.

“Hi…” I said. “Um, where are we?” She giggled at my question.

“Welcome to my room!” she said with her arms out. I gave her a confused look on my face.

“Okay… Why am I here?” I asked.

“You prayed for me to come,” this girl told me.

“What are you talking about?” I asked. She kept talking so fast too. She could she the confused look on my face.

“Oh,” the girl said. “I’m sorry. I didn’t introduce myself.” She took a bow as she smiled. “I am a cupid.”

“A… cupid?” I asked.

“That’s right,” she said. “You prayed for me to come.”

“I don’t remember doing that,” I said, shaking my head. This cupid smiled at me.

“Of course you did,” she said. “Remember?”

“No….” I said at first. But the then, I started to think. I had been praying for Makoto to love me back. He seemed put off by me for some reason. Every inch of my being keeps screaming to run away. Makoto looked like a bad boy that would ruin me. Still, he is so beautiful. I couldn’t stop thinking about him.

My cheeks turned bright pink. The cupid clapped her hands and twirled around.

“Yay!” she said. “You remember me!” I had a confused look on my face.

“So… you’re here to help me?” I asked.

“That’s right!” she said. The cupid grabbed me by the hand. I nervously laughed as she smiled at me.

“Okay…” I said. “Can you make Makoto-san fall in love with me?”

“Of course, silly!” she said. “I am a cupid after all!” Her face looked young like a little girl’s. She had the cutest smile ever.

“So tell me,” the cupid said. “Why do you love Makoto so much?” My cheeks turned redder.

“Uh… well…” I said. “He’s really cool. He’s handsome. He’s really nice. He works hard. And… And… I really do like him!” The cupid raised her eyebrow.

“But he’s a playboy,” she said. I sighed.

“I know,” I said. “But I can’t help how I feel about him.” I started frowning. “Is… that a bad thing?” The cupid smiled and shook her head.

“No,” she said. “The heart wants what the heart wants.” I began to relax.

“Alright, can you make Makoto fall in love with me?” I asked.

“Of course,” the cupid said. “But I will need a price from you.” I raised my eyebrow at her.

“A price?” I asked.

“It’s nothing like your soul or anything,” she said. “Just your most value material possession.”

“What for?” I asked.

“I need something of high value to make my spells that much more powerful,” the cupid explained. The way she put made so much sense. I figured that since this was a dream, it would be okay. There was only one thing I could think of to give her. I reached behind my nape and unhooked my blue and silver star flower necklace and handed it over to her.

“Oooo, pretty!” she said.

“This used to be my mother’s necklace,” I told her. “This was the last gift I got from her before she died.”

“Are you sure you want me to have it?” the cupid asked.

“Yes,” I said with resolve. I could feel myself shaking. She took my mother’s beautiful star necklace.

“Fair enough,” the cupid said. She closed her eyes and started chanting a soft spell. My necklace started to glow before it broke into tiny sparkling silver pieces floating in the air. They flew away and disappeared. The cupid smiled at me.

“Okay,” she said. “There it is.” I stood, blinking.

“That’s it?” I asked. The cupid giggled.

“That’s just the start of my spell,” she said. “You will start to see the effects really soon. All you have to do is pray.” She disappeared before I could ask any more questions.

When I awoke the next morning, I didn’t think much of the dream. I got up and got ready for the day. I can’t find my mother’s necklace. I thought I left it on the nightstand last night. Maybe I misplaced it somewhere. Oh well. Maybe it will turn up somewhere later.

There’s no way that a dream could’ve made it disappear. That’s just ridiculous, right?

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