Once upon a time, there lived a princess in a far away castle. The princess had a younger sister who was loved by everyone. Unlike the princess, her sister was beautiful, smart, and admired by everyone. Because of this the princess felt alone and unloved. She was jealous that all the attention was given to her sister. She did everything that her sister does thinking that if she will do the same, then everyone would love her. But they didn’t. She grew up being unnoticed, she felt invisible. Years passed, her hatred grew and grew.
One night, a fairy visited her dream and told her about the scroll to which she was told it contained magic.
“Only write your heart’s desire and it will come true. Once written, can’t be removed. But once destroyed, all that is written is lost.”
“Think wisely, for when it’s destroyed, the one who used it will forever be gone, and forgotten.”, the fairy said.
The princess woke up the next day and found the scroll beside her. She was astonished at first, it was too hard to believe that her dream was real. She sat down and thought about it carefully.
“But it’s impossible. I must be imagining things!”
She hid the scroll under her bed and went on with her day.
The next day, the sisters heard the news about a young prince visiting their kingdom. When the prince came, his eyes was only fixed on her sister. The princess was so jealous that she wished her sister was gone.
That night she thought about her dream and started writing on the scroll. She did not think of anything, she wrote and wrote and wrote until she felt contented.
The next morning, everything changed. All that she wrote on her scroll did came true. People started liking her. Her parents attention was on her. Her sister’s friends started talking to her. Everyone liked her! even the prince who was supposed to marry her sister.
The princess was so happy that she got all the attention she was longing to have. She was happy to see her sister suffer. With no friends to talk to, no family to care for her, no one noticing her, it’s as if she was invisible.
Days passed and it was like nothing had happened. The princess was enjoying everyone’s company while her sister became an outcast. Her sister felt exhausted that she wished to die.
It wasn’t long enough when the princess felt unhappy with what she did. She didn’t have privacy because everyone doesn’t want to leave her. They want to be with her wherever she goes. She is tired of them clinging to her all the time. And maybe deep inside she knows all of this wasn’t real at all. It wasn’t genuine nor true. It was all fake…but what could she do? It was her only way.
It was too late when she realized it was all wrong. One night, she saw her sister who was about to jump off the balcony. This was not what she wanted. She hurriedly went to her and left the swarming people around her.
“What are you doing up there?!”, the princess said.
Her sister looked at her with hatred.
“It was you, wasn’t it?”, She uttered with despair.
“Come down, I didn’t mea— “
“Are you happy now? Taking everything away from me.”
“I’m not. I’m sorry.”
“If you’re sorry, then bring everything back to how it was before.”
“You can’t right? You can’t because you don’t want to.”
The princess doesn’t know what to say. Her sister came down with disgust on her face.
She walked passed by the princess and said, “I wish you’re gone. You disgust me.”
The princess suddenly felt heavy. She doesn’t know what to do. Everyone came and swarmed around her. She wanted everyone gone. She want it to stop.
She grabbed her pen and the scroll. But it was too late before she could write something. Everyone swarmed and pushed themselves around her. She dropped the scroll on the floor and it came near the fireplace.
Her heart dropped as she saw the scroll was about to get destroyed.
“No! This can’t be! Nooooooooo!”
But it was too late. As they walked towards her, their feet shoved the scroll until it caught the fire.
The princess horridly watch her scroll get eaten by the fire and her life, Gone. Forever.
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