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In the skies, she was alone. Hiroko loved the deep blue around her. She remembered the moment when she was born. The sun and the clouds felt so warm around her body. Hiroko felt love in Kami’s arms. He watched her grow into the beautiful lone wind spirit that she had become. Still, it wasn’t enough. Kami noticed her feeling sad one day.
“Hiroko-chan, what is the matter?” he asked.
“I am so lonely,” she said.
“I have no one to love.” Hiroko placed her hands to her chest. Over the years, she saw mothers bonding with their children. She wanted to feel the same warmth that they felt. Kami patted her on the head.
“You want to be a mother?” he asked.
“Yes. I want to be able to make my own child.”
Kami ran his thin, airy fingers through her long brown hair. He wanted to see his little wind princess happy. If a child was what she wanted, a child she shall get. Kami smiled. “I will see what I can do.” Hiroko bowed her head with a little smile on her face.
“Thank you,” she murmured.
Kami blessed Hiroko with the ability to create children. However, she was unaware of this at the time. She did her job and waited to have children. The wind spirit did her best to fulfill her duties to the earth. The whole time, she waited in her heart. She even prayed that she would find the right partner to have a child with. One day, she was helping put out new clouds in the sky.
“Could please get the cutters from the top drawer?” Kami asked.
“Okay,” Hiroko said. She glided over to the chest in the shed. The wind spirit pulled open the thick, heavy oak drawer.
“Be careful,” Kami said. “The blades are really…”
“Ow!” she yelped as her finger slid across the newly sharpened blade.
“…Sharp,” he finished. Hiroko drew back her finger and tried to suck on the wound. However, one drop of blood escaped to the ground. Kami came over to her side.
“Let me take a look,” he said. As Kami examined Hiroko’s finger, they heard a small sneeze.
“Bless you,” he said.
“That wasn’t me,” Hiroko said. Kami froze as he looked up.
“Then who was…” They turned their heads to see a little girl standing inches away from them. She was naked with long white hair. The paleness of her skin could rival the sun. When the child opened her eyes, Hiroko fell in love.
“Oh!” she said. “She is so precious!” The wind spirit walked over to the little girl. “What is your name?” The child stared at her with empty eyes. “Never mind.”
“You finally have your own child,” Kami said. Hiroko looked up with a curious look in her eyes.
“Huh?” she asked.
“She was born out of your blood,” he said. “Therefore, she is now your beautiful daughter.” Hiroko turned to the little girl in her arms. When the child stared into her eyes, she fell in love all over again. She gave the child another hug.
“I guess you are right,” Hiroko said. “She is my child.”The little girl hugged her back. In six weeks, the child grew to love her new “mother”. From then on, every year, a new wind chi was born from the blood of Hiroko and her daughters and sons. Pretty soon, they almost filled the sky as the clouds did. Their mother was finally fully happy.
Sandra Leigh: excellent story. Lots of classic fairy tale elements with a fresh spin. Very much looking forward to the sequel. However, there are a number of typos and minor awkward sentences. I occasionally work for my publisher as an editor and would not mind editing this for you. Feel free to contact m...
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 ...
summerstone: Seriously this is one of the best books I've ever read. The plot is intriguing, I love the narrative style. Its very descriptive and unique, with minimal cliches. It makes for a great read and the sequels are amazing. Totally worth reading. ^^ That's me trying to be professional. But in all hones...
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Steve Lang: I thought this story was imaginative, and well thought out. I also think it was an original piece, and not a rehash of previous scifi stories I've read in the past.Thank you for the effort put into this tale, and I look forward to reading more of your work!
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ga1984: I really enjoyed it! Characters were deep and plot was pretty complex. A bit on the violent side but it doesnt detract from the story. Very dark but situations make sense. Ends kinda abruptly and later chapters will need some editing work. I'm assuming there's more in the works?
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