Declaration Of Intent: A Short Story

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On a dark night, in a still, thick forest --in which there were so many fireflies that it looked like fairy lights had been strung between each tree-- was a glittering pond. Sitting on a stone by the pond, admiring the stars, was a nymph by the name Amara. She noticed that Mars was unusually bright that night. The air was strangely thick as well. It was as if the universe anticipated a dangerous fate. She shrugged it off and started brushing her hair and braiding it, putting small flowers in her white hair as her red eyes paid attention to every detail. When she was done, she looked at her reflection in the pond to admire her work. Suddenly, ripples went through the pond, as if a mini earthquake had happened. When it happened again, she felt it. The stones around the one she was sitting on jumped, and the weeping willow next to the pond’s leaves leapt up and fell down as soon as it had jumped. A feeling of anxiety bubbled in her chest, but she held her…show more content…
“Amara and Equius please face one another and join hands. Amara, do you take Equius to be your lawfully wedded husband? By making this commitment, you are joining in the sacred covenant of marriage. Do you promise to honour him in love, to be sensitive to his needs, to comfort him in difficulty, and to put your full and complete trust in him, so long as you both shall live?” the priest asked as everyone held their breath, including Equius. “I do,” Amara confirmed, allowing everyone to breathe once more. “And Equius, do you take Amara to be your lawfully wedded wife? By making this commitment, you are joining in the covenant of marriage. Do you promise to honour her in love, to be sensitive to her needs, to comfort her in difficulty, and to put your full and complete trust in her, so long as you both shall live?” the priest questioned “I do,” Equius stated, no hesitation required. “Very

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