The sun began to set over Magix City. Arms around each other, Princess Aisha and her boyfriend Nex strolled past the shops downtown. She laid her head on his shoulder and sighed. What a day it had been — sweating it out in her gym, surfing on Magix Beach, eating dinner at their favorite café. Too bad it had to end.⠀⠀⠀ ⠀
“It’s getting late, sweetie,” she said. “I better get back to Alfea.”
“Aw, not yet!” Nex threw his arms around her shoulders. His weight knocked her back, and she grabbed onto his jacket to keep from falling. They both laughed, then embraced each other, exchanging kisses — on her forehead, on his cheek.
Her ringtone broke the mood. Aisha slipped her phone out of her pocket and pressed the send button. Out of the screen popped a hologram of her mother, Queen Niobe, looking as frantic as the hero of a horror movie.
A shudder tore through the fairy’s body. “Mom, what’s wrong? What happened?”
“Oh, sweetheart! Your father! They’ve taken him!”
“What? Who’s taken him?” She gripped her phone like a vice, her hands trembling.
“I don’t know! They’ve surrounded the palace! The guards — they’re all —”
“Don’t worry, Mom! I’m coming!” Her phone nearly fell as she shoved it back into her pocket. “Nex, I have to go home! Right now!”
He nodded emphatically. “I’m coming with you!”
TO BE CONTINUED
Why is Part I so short? Because I started this story on Instagram, so I had to worry about character limits. I may finally finish the story, but I still keep each part short.