Sunday, December 28, 2008

the banshee's boy

once there was a boy who wandered in the woods. he was amazed of how colorful everything was. he played with the fairies and pixies of different colors and sizes. he even saw trolls and goblins who were friendly at first. there were also playful leprichauns who allowed him to slide on the heights of great rainbows and even gave him a piece of gold. they spoiled him with sweets and too much attention until the boy didn't notice that it was already dark. from there everyone slowly disappeared and what was left was his lost self. he doesn't know his way back home. the boy couldn't think of anything else but to cry. he tried calling his new friends but no one showed up. he felt very helpless and scared. for the first time, the boy felt loneliness.

then suddenly, he heard noises behind the big leafy shrub. scared of the image hiding behind it he moved back. suddenly, a sad banshee appeared out of the bushes. she was humming a very depressing melody. the boy felt and understood where the emotion was coming from, the banshee like him, was all alone. no one really wanted to play with her for she was and the only being of the night in the forest.

the boy approached the banshee. he talked to her, played and roamed the forest with hands holding each other. for the rest of the night, it seemed as if they owned the entire forest. the boy and the banshee never felt this happy before. the banshee even wished for the sun not to rise up anymore so that she could just be with him. but both of them knew that it will eventually rise up and they will have to wait for it to set again. but the boy left a promise to the banshee. he promised he will be waiting. thus, the banshee expected.


the next night, the banshee waited behind the same bushes. she waited and hummed a beautiful melody, believing that it would direct the boy where she was. she waited and waited until the darkness of the night slowly faded and there was still no trace of the boy. the melody faded to a sadder hum. the banshee then realized that the boy would not return back again. as the light guided the banshee back to her sanctuary, she smiled. she realized that instead of blaming the boy of what she was suffering, she should be grateful. the boy made her realize so many things about her, that she has emotions, capable to cry and be happy again regardless, where their journey ended.

for her, the boy gave his best efforts all throughout her most lonesome moments. he have actually expressed it more than what she or anyone could possibly give out. she thought probably the boy was not really meant for her and was only there, for her to realize so many things that she could do and be aside from living behind shadows. thus, she felt very grateful for knowing him as she crept back to her cave. she figured that the least thing that she could do is to actually set him free and be happy for whatever decision he will make.

6 comments:

KRIS JASPER said...

How can you question the miracle of friendship?

Seasons greetings WC!

the donG said...

real treasured moments. i like the way it was written. you wrote it?

Bino/Geno said...

Awww.. Kakalungkot.

carl said...

ayoko ng sadness. sad na ako as is...

finality is not possible. we end at a certain point, but things don't end with us.

i miss you, ewik.

gillboard said...

its sad that the boy has to leave... parang kakarelate ako sa kwento, kahit di ako banshee... hehehe

Happy Holidays!!!

Yj said...

good one.... makes me think of what promises to let go of, and what memories to hold on to.... especially now that a new year is just around the corner....