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So small and thin, seems so easy to sever, but is stronger than anyone can ever imagine.A red string, tied to all living things smallest finger.Everyone has one. Animals, humans, monsters, demons, everyone and anything living has a destined person that the string is connected two. These two people both have a red string tied to each of their pinkies, tied at birth. Many think this string is given to them by the gods, whoever they worship, or just don’t believe at all. But the one who assigns these strings, to pull you to the one your destined to be with, has no string.
This lonely being, is destined to be all alone. Forever, destined to give others the happiness of finding their destined person. To make the string strong enough to never break, it can be knotted, tangled, stretched, but never broken.
But will never have a person for herself.
Her beautiful scarlet hair, the same color as the string, pools around her like blood. She stares at the ceiling of her prison. The door can’t be opened by anyone other than her destined one. Hundreds? Thousands? Maybe even millions. She’d been locked inside for so long, she’d lost count of the years. This prison was meant to be a hell to her. No food, no water, only her job as a celestial goddess to give everyone their destined person. That was all she had. Most would go mad, but she had pleasure in watching people finding the one they would be with forever.
Smiling, she closed her eyes, using her mind’s eye to watch a particular couple. A human and an angel. Blasphemous towards that angles god, but still he ended up with his human. Giving up everything, even his wings. The red string tied around both of their fingers, showing they were fated to be together. The string she’d put there.
Leaving that couple to their happiness she decided to look at others, trying to find someone who needed their fated one. Soon enough she saw someone, a human. Looking closer she saw he had no string at all, she wrinkled her nose in confusion. No one didn’t have a string, she gives everyone a string at birth and when they’re near the one they where meant to be with the string would come together. She looked closer, looking for any sign of the red string, but found nothing.
Astral projection was the only way she could put the string to his finger. But she needed to wait till he was alone, preferably asleep so she wouldn’t have to use up more energy than needed.
He breathed slowly, his chest rising and lowering. I moved close to his sleeping body and reached for his hand. A warm, red glow flowed from me as I wrapped a piece of my hair around his finger. I watched as it glowed, connecting itself to him, “Beautiful.” I whispered to myself, though I’d seen it so many times it always made me stare. But when I spoke this time the man sat up quickly and stared at me. My eyes widened in shock, when his eyes met mine I felt paralyzed. “Sadame.” Fate, my name rolled of his lips easily and beautifully. When he spoke it seemed to break the spell put onto me. I gasped quickly going back to my own body. To think I’d been stupid enough to be seen. I rubbed my face, he must know my legend to know my name. I’d only let myself be seen once, by a writer, and he’d written my story. I’d become a beautiful Japanese legend.
Sadame, a beautiful goddess. She was being punished for her sins and became a prisoner. She’d once been a demon, and had taken a gods lover from him. He locked her away from everything leaving only one distraction, to give everyone a fated person. And she’d be cursed in that room until she had someone. And only they’d be able to open the door to her prison.
A lock of her hair, a beautiful scarlet thread, tied around your pinky finger at birth. When your fated person was born or near, your strings would connect, drawing you to each other. And she’d watch, alone in her small prison hoping she’d get her own destined one. Hoping one day she’d be loved as much as the couples she made loved one another. Hoping one day, she’d be freed.
I laughed to myself, I’d been so devastated that I couldn’t make that man mine. I looked down at my hand, feeling something rub against me. A string.
My eyes widened in shock, I had a destined one, I’d be able to leave this prison, and I’d finally know true happiness. My eyes filled with tears, tears of happiness. Was it that man? Was that why he had no string, because he was meant to be mine? Had I finally earned forgiveness?
izzymerchant: This book is truly special. The plot, the characters and the way the story flows is so engrossing and magical that I found it virtually impossible to put down. The character relationships were particularly fascinating and Melenthia's character was fascinating. Cannot wait to see what happens next!
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...
JONANNA: As an avid reader it is not often I say that about a book. The plot is what was different and the twists where unexpected. This book is defiantly a page turner and enjoyable read. I can't wait to reread this novel after a little editing to finish off the shine on this wonderful novel.
maewilde25: I am so in love with this story!!! captivated me till the very end, there wasn't a dull moment. Didn't particularly enjoy the lay out and some bits of info was missing along with how a 21 year old man amassed so much wealth that needed to be explained other than that and a few spelling errors, th...
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...
Samantha Speed: There were several punctuation, grammar, and missing word problems but it did not detract from the story. This story was very well done, enjoyable, and had an interesting enough plot. It took a while to finish. This story is not complete. I love it, but I want to see another book or have more cha...
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...
Giuliana Cassetta: My face is full of tears, I never cried like now with a book or even a movie. I loved every single chapter. I truly don't know what to say, I'm out of words and my eyes hurt from crying. Such an bittersweet story, it's so wonderful. One of my favorites for sure. Keep it up!
ynez2005: I LOVE THIS BOOK SOOOOO MUCH!!!!Though you really need to make another book,more Princesses!!! Whoooo!!!Girl Power!!!Mabey it could even be Devona's BFF???That would make it even better!!!Plus can you pleeease make Akki come back,together with Thea and Authur amd the whole family is back!Other th...