Brief Synopsis—Influenced by The Wizard of Oz, a story of a young woman who becomes trapped in her own dream, but does not want to leave. Can her guardian friend convince her before time runs out?
Chapter Six—Seraphine’s Realization
Seraphine knew she could no longer sleep knowing there was a problem over her being here. She had to interrupt the conversation.
“Why can’t I stay?” said Seraphine.
“I’m sorry Seraphine, I should have told you earlier, but I was expecting you to meet at the palace and tell you.” Guardian Mari said.
Guardian Mari told Seraphine everything. How she was in a dream—in fact, how she was in a coma and her family and friends were waiting for her to wake up. She told her how this world was in her imagination and could only survive as long as she was alive dreaming of it.
“As much as you love it here, you don’t belong here. You must leave by the portal at the palace by 12:00 a.m. tomorrow, or we will all have about a month to live and you will die in this world and yours.” Guardian Mari said.
“If I don’t belong here, then why did I come?” Seraphine said.
“You came here because your heart longed to be here, but you also came here to learn something important. Come, and I will tell you more.” Guardian Mari said.
Guardian Mari led Seraphine to her private lair.
“Seraphine, every person you meet at this place means something important to you. They are either a part of your past or future. I know how you felt in your world as well as how hard you worked. But we are not real over here. Though you may think this place is perfect, it is only temporary. I cannot tell you that life will be better immediately when you get back, but I can promise you this—go and good things will come, stay and death is our fate.”
“You must meet me here tomorrow by 10:00 p.m., then I will lead you to the palace. Till then you may prepare for the ball.” Guardian Mari said.
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