It’s a thrill for me to post the second installment of “Foribidden Love”, a fantasy angels and demons story created by my granddaughter, Mckenna Richy. Last time we saw our star-crossed lovers Cameron, Princess of the Angels, made a huge leap of faith and love by joining Jasper, the demon boy, on the other side. This act resulted in Cameron becoming a demon and angering her mother, Queen of the Angels. Alex, an angel who was also in love with Cameron, could not believe what Cameron had done and was willing to do whatever it took to bring her back to the Land of the Angels.
Mckenna has been working on Part 2, among other stories which will also appear here, since before Part 1 was published in February, 2020. Much has happened in our world since then; a lot was very disturbing and frightening for all of us. There were many things our kids didn’t understand; sometimes as adults we forget that. I’m so proud that Mckenna kept her mind active and her imagination flowing by continuing her writing. She’s quite the young lady now at 12 years of age. She’s determined to give everything she does her best shot and I know she will succeed at whatever she chooses to do. And if she learns a little bit from me along the way, then even better. The universe awaits!
“So, what do you do for fun around here?” Cameron asked.
“Well, this place has no rules so basically you can do whatever you want” Jasper said with a smile.
“Huh!” exclaimed Cameron. The two walked through the town that the angels hated so much.
“Next question: Why the heck is there so much lava?” asked Cameron playfully, while pointing to the multiple volcanoes and lava-falls. Jasper just laughed. Cameron flicked her finger against his head. “I’m being serious, y’know!”
“Okay, well, this land has a very long history. Do you want to hear it? And I’m only explaining because I’m sick of the questions.” Jasper said.
Cameron sat down. “I’m kind of offended, but I’ll take it” she said half-jokingly.
Jasper sat down next to her and began to explain the long and somewhat boring history of his home.
Meanwhile back at the palace, Alex was pacing his room, thoughts running through his head. He knew that if he tried to kill Jasper, he would have to kill Cameron, too. But the truth was he didn’t really want to kill anyone. On the other hand, he also didn’t want to die. His mind was racing! All Alex wanted to do was fall asleep and wake up in a world where the past 12 hours never happened. Easier said than done! Suddenly the door burst open and Alex’s older brother, Mason, burst into the room.
“What the heck did you do, Alex?! I heard that the Royal Guard is planning on killing the Prince of Demons and YOU’RE leading them. You’re supposed to be getting married to the princess in two weeks!
Alex sighed. “She’s no princess.”
Mason was taken aback. “How can you say that? Her mother is the Queen and she possesses the greatest power in the world.”
Alex flopped on his bed. “Before you start shooting your mouth off, how ‘bout you look out the window?”
Mason went to his brother’s window and saw Jasper and a demon girl talking. “Who is that demon, the one with the black hair?”
Alex threw a pillow at his brother, “Take a wild guess, genius!”
Putting two and two together, Mason sarcastically said to Alex “Ouch, bro! You REALLY messed up big time!”
Alex was annoyed. “Thanks for making me feel worse. It was your idea to marry into a powerful family.”
Mason put his hands up. “I’m aware of that.” He paused as Alex sat up. “But are YOU aware of what you have done?” And with that, Mason walked out. Little did anyone know that next time Mason saw his brother, he would be a different person.
TWO DAYS LATER
Cameron’s mother, the Queen, addressed Alex: “Now, I have put a spell on you so that when you cross over, you will not turn into a demon. I’m trusting you to bring my daughter back.” Alex saluted the Queen and he and his troops marched to the border. They burst in and began putting out the fires.
Jasper and Cameron were inside the demon castle when they heard the terrible commotion outside. The couple rushed to the window.
“It looks like war out there!” Cameron cried.
“Then we better go and fight.” declared Jasper.
Cameron paused and looked out the window again. After what seemed like a million years, she replied “Yes, Jasper. You’re right. We must fight.” They both leapt out the window and flew over the battle scene.
Noticing Alex, Cameron asked “Jasper, why is Alex here?”
“I have no idea” Jasper replied.
Suddenly Cameron and Jasper were sighted.
“DOWN WITH THE DEMONS!!!” Alex’s troops shouted.
Cameron flew down to Alex. “What are you doing?” she shouted.
“Just following orders” Alex answered.
“And what are those orders?!” demanded Cameron.
Alex replied: “To kill the demons.”
“But why?” Cameron asked.
“You could ask your mother” Alex said. But wait – I think maybe there’s a way to make this all stop.” He offered Cameron his hand. “Come back home to the Land of the Angels and never leave again. Then all this will end.”
Cameron felt like she was going to explode. “You think I came this far just to go back after only 24 hours?! I crossed the border because the demons did nothing wrong. I belong here as a demon with Jasper. YOU can go back and tell my mother that her daughter is gone!”
“Listen, if I don’t bring you back to your mother…” Alex’s voice trailed off.
“What, Alex? What’s my mother going to do?” asked Cameron.
“She will leave me to die and come and fetch you herself” Alex replied quietly.
At first Cameron didn’t know what to say. Then she spoke what was in her heart: “I just want a peaceful world where people can love whoever they want, where there is no queen or king.”
Suddenly Alex knew what had to be done. He snapped his fingers and the troops disappeared. Jasper flew down and stood next to Cameron.
“What are you doing, Alex?” he asked.
Alex didn’t answer. Then it happened. His angelic wings turned black and his blonde hair to a rusty red.
Standing in the place of what once seemed like a lost cause was now a chance for redemption.
“He failed!” said the Queen of Angels angrily. “If that so-called ‘angel’ can’t bring my daughter back, then I’ll have no choice but to do it myself.”
TO BE CONCLUDED IN PART 3 OF
“THE FORBIDDEN LOVE” SERIES