{{ contest.story_page_sticky_bar_text }} Be the first to recommend this story.
Skyesong would love your feedback! Got a few minutes to write a review?
Write a Review

The contract

By Skyesong All Rights Reserved ©

Romance / Fantasy

Chapter 1

I sat in the coffee shop, the babble of pleasant conversation around me, while I sat alone. I wanted to scream, to shout, to go mad, but I couldn't. What would be the point? Would it help fill the black emptiness that sat inside me like some wretched frog. I had made my choice. I had given up the glory of magic, beauty, power and the unknown, for true love. Up until this point I had never regretted that decision, I had thought true love to be greater and more glorious than what had be offered to me...but now? Now the pain of my choice would swell and ease like the tides, with each passing day.

They always say the grass is greener on the other side, and oh how that unknown grass seemed so green to me now. Me, here surrounded by the grey mass of buildings and the forever grey sky, the polluted fumes that filled my lungs. The malcontented, the twisted expressions of strangers that hurried to get to places. Had I really chosen this? Had I forever turned my back on the green spaces, the realm of beauty and life, for this diseased land that fell sicker by the hour. I have given up so much for something that proclaimed to be greater and more alive than anything other thing. And I had believed it, had so wanted to feel that greatness and completeness, and I had for a time. But now...

His beautiful face appeared in front of mine, startling me from my darkening thoughts. His lips held the smile that belonged to me, that led up to his crinkled lush green eyes. My favourite part of him was his curvy cheekbones though. Its a strange part of the face to adore I know, but you haven't seen his. The were made for planting kisses on. My nose fit just perfectly in the crook of his and I would feel the solid warmth of those smooth high boned cheeks.

"And what are you looking so down about darling?" he said with that precious smile.

"Ah, its nothing" Then knowing he would keep probing until I gave him a reasonable answer I added cheerfully " I was reading a article of how people are starving around the world while others have to much. It's a difficult subject, and got me thinking, that's all" Satisfied he gave me a nod and sat down next to me while planting a kiss on my cheek.

"I know darling, its so hard to find a solution and where do you start? But I have something that will cheer you up immensely! I've found you a job!" He looked at me clearly chuffed and excited at the idea, but all I felt was my heart sinking. More bars to add to my gilded cage. How I missed using my wings.

"Great, wow! Erm thats amazing and good for us isn't it? We can start saving towards a flat that we always talk about if I get this job." I could feel my eyes welling up, my soul dying a little more. What was wrong with me? We had been talking about it for months, years even. Over those years though I had slowly grown sicker and sicker, both mentally and physically. I think he knew something wasn't right about me, but love is blind you see and he hid his fears deep down in a box he never opened.

His phone went off, a text from work to say he was needed. He gave a handsome scowl, the irritation flickering in his almond shaped eyes then looked up at me apologetically. I raised my hand before he could say anything, secretly glad he had to leave so I could be alone with my thoughts. "I know" putting on a sad face "you have to go, see you tonight?" He nodded, swiftly kissed me and looking back said " I love you". I nodded, my throat closing and my guilty heart feeling heavy. "I love you too." I whispered, but he had already gone. Was I really going to change the bargain I had stuck? Was I really going to sacrifice once again all that I loved for something else?

Write a Review Did you enjoy my story? Please let me know what you think by leaving a review! Thanks, Skyesong
Continue Reading
Further Recommendations

Hudson: Your story was fantastic Erin! The Rising Sun was one of the first stories I read on Inkitt, and I have to say I don't regret the three to four days I spent pouring through the story.Probably the biggest strength I see in your writing is your characterisation of Eliana, Oriens, and the rest of th...

maewilde25: I liked this, though it dragged on for over 200pages and heaven knows I did not expect the plot twist in the middle. David being Cristiãn. I was wondering when he would show up and didn't know he was there all along. it looks like there should be a sequel, please let there be a sequel. I know the...

Shweta Somwanshi: I just chose to read this out of nowhere and now I can't stop. Hats off to the author who made the reader swoon away with words so beautifully! I loved how I was able to imagine everything so explicitly because the writing was simple and easily comprehensive with a touch of complexity somewhere b...

Stephen Warner: To start off, I am thoroughly impressed. The writing style is somewhat unique, and the plot seemed to move at a nice and steady pace. However, I was not expecting this to be a vampire book! I am usually not one for novels about vampires, but I was pleasantly surprised! You wrote with such grace a...

SPepper: I had a hard time putting this book down even to go to sleep. The story is compelling and beautifully character driven. I hope author will make this a series.

Shreya Biswas: Finally god...... I was tired of Charissa doubting Frederick's love... yes.. All's well that ends well.... i was getting really downright agitated at the author because the suspense was held really well on how things will work out in the epilogue and i just wanted them to have a happy ending.. An...

Laraine Smith: Your story is both sweet and beautiful! You are a true artist! Keep up the great work! I also love the picture that you chose for your book! :)

Alani Foreigner: I absolutely loved how you created this story. It isn't like the other cliché stories I've ever read. I had just started reading it yesterday and just had to finish it. The main characters are grotesquely awesome and I fell in love with them. If you're into fantasy and stuff I can guarantee that ...

Dessie Williams: loved the book. the plot the characters all just great.I think it's a must read. once you start this book it's hard to put down. hope it gets published....I think this book is a must read.great job!!!!

More Recommendations

Krupa Kataria: the detailing is really awesome ....the characters, ur plots jst too Awsm ,m waiting for the further chapters please do complete it ...like m really craving for those ones ...great job with words too ..please complete the further parts ...

rihannabkj2: Great story,I can hardly stop reading this novel. it shows that compassion and love can still exist after so many years between two persons. I most say well done to the Author who wrote this book. Others should read this book inorder to know that there can still be LOVE among two persons no matt...

Marimar Amieva: I just can't believe the story! I absolutely loved it, all of it. The characters and their chemistry between them, and the fact that they are relatable. The story also has some sick plot twists, which I never saw coming. I loved the fact that it is an adorable love story but has its mystery touc...

ernbelle: When I first started this story I was a little unsettled by all of the information that appears in the prologue, and wasn't sure if I would continue. However, I am very glad I did. The plot was very well thought out and really interesting. There were not any page breaks or markers to acknowledge ...

LeahWrites: I love your use of writer's craft and how you use figurative language to enhance your writing. It great how you didn't have any spelling or grammar issues.

littlebunnypoopoos: Omg this was so amazing! The ending was a little bad and predictable. But otherwise, I need a second book or I'll die :DThe character development was excellent and the whole romance, action, and suspense was superb

About Us:

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered book publisher, offering an online community for talented authors and book lovers. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books you love the most based on crowd wisdom.