It is a thrill and a delight to post a story written by my 11-year-old granddaughter, Mckenna Richy. A smart, funny, talented and loving young lady, Mckenna can be just about whatever she wants to be in life, excelling in whichever profession she chooses. It’s obvious she’s already a very good writer! I’m extremely proud of her for writing this incredible love story. I hope we get to read Part II very soon!
Jasper heard a voice. He looked up to see a girl angel about the same age as himself on the other side of the border. “Who are you?” he asked.
“The opposite of you” she responded.
“Yeah, I get that. I mean, where did you come from?” Jasper said.
“I came from my home on the side of the border that I am standing on” the girl replied.
“I’m Jasper” the boy angel said, hoping to make an unusual but true friend.
The girl angel smiled. “I’m Cameron.”
EIGHT YEARS LATER
“Cameron! Could you come here please?” called Cameron’s mother, the Queen of the Angels. Cameron walked down the hall of the palace and approached the throne room where her mother was seated.
“Yes, mother?” she said.
“I would like you to meet someone.” Her mother motioned to a boy angel about the same age as Cameron. “This is Alex. He will be your husband” her mother said.
Cameron was taken aback. “H-husband?” she weakly said. “Uh … can I use the restroom? I had a huge glass of dragon fruit juice!” and with that Cameron ran out of the throne room and flew out the window.
Cameron flew to the edge of the border, the place where she first met the love of her life, Jasper. She sat down near the edge and started crying.
“Cameron?” she heard Jasper say. “Are you okay?” he asked.
“No, I’m really not, Jasper! I’m sorry” cried Cameron, “but I’m being forced to marry someone else – someone I don’t love!” Cameron continued to cry.
“Is there any way out of it?” Jasper asked, trying to help.
“None that I can see. I’m doomed!” Cameron whined.
“I’m so sorry, Cameron” said Jasper.
Cameron got up and stood on the edge of the border. “What’s to stop me from jumping over?” she quietly asked.
“Huh?” said Jasper. “If you jump to this side there’s no going back!”
“That’s the point” Cameron replied.
“You really want to be with me, don’t you?” Jasper asked.
“Yes, Jasper. I do” Cameron responded.
“I’ll be waiting for you” said Jasper.
Just as Cameron was about to jump, Alex came out of nowhere. “There you are! Everyone has been so worried about you!” he said.
Cameron was surprised to see him. “AHHH! How did you get here?!” she asked, clearly annoyed.
“Your mother sent me to find you. Besides, I would like to get to know my future wife” responded Alex.
“Yeah … no!” snapped Cameron.
“Well, get used to it. In two weeks you’ll be stuck with me forever” said Alex in a sarcastic tone.
“Well, as you can see I’m fine! Can you please leave? I’m trying to talk to someone who actually means something to me!” said Cameron.
“Ooh. He just got roasted” said Jasper quietly.
“Cameron, you’re friends with this monster?” asked Alex.
Cameron got angry. “He’s not a monster! I’m in love with him!” she firmly said and without thinking she pushed Alex away and jumped off the edge of her side of the border. When Cameron opened her eyes, Jasper was standing over her. “Jasper, did I do it?” she asked.
Jasper helped her up. “You did it, Cameron!” he said.
Cameron hugged Jasper without any care that Alex was watching from what used to be her home.
“What did you do to yourself?” asked Alex, as white as a ghost.
Cameron was confused. “What do you mean?” She looked at herself. She had wings and horns almost identical to Jasper’s and her blond hair had become as black as coal. “Looks like crossing over has some benefits” Cameron said with a grin.
Alex ran back to the castle, probably to tell Cameron’s mother that her daughter was now a demon. But Cameron couldn’t care less. She and Jasper were finally united. Cameron didn’t care what she looked like or what side of the world she was on.
And neither did Jasper.