A Wish - Oneshot
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He was a powerful wizard that could grant wishes to anyone seeking assistance. Ordinary wishes, like bringing back the dead, curing such sickness/ailments that even the most brilliant doctors couldn’t, granting revenge to people you loathe, he could grant those for people at a simple price—a part of your memory that cause you to desire a desperate wish—which was also the key to see him.
Uncountable years had gone by, but he never aged for magic kept him alive and made him immortal—magic from the memory of the people he helped, people that ended up forgetting about him in the end. It had always been that way—people seeking aid and in the end forgot about him. Well, it was not like it bothered him before. He was used to this kind of lifestyle. However, one day he encountered a human who didn’t have neither dreams nor wishes—someone that lived robotically for someone else’s sake.
His name was Shun North, an only child of a broken family. When he was still a child, his parents got divorced, thinking that his mother could not take living alone, he followed his mother. His mother, who wanted him to become someone better than everyone else, forced him to change, telling him that he needed to do better, to be the best, to be nothing less than perfect was the only acceptable option. . Thus as a young innocent child whose desire was to do what his mom wanted, he followed his mother’s words—till he became someone who lacked a dream or his own desire. He had become someone that would be full of anxiety whenever his mother and other people criticize him, He was afraid to become someone who was less than their expectations of him, making him someone who can’t easily calm down if he was not doing anything to improve himself more.
The Male who watched everything didn’t know why he couldn’t stop watching the boy.
“Shun, do you want to go with us to karaoke?”
“I can’t, I need to study and I have cram school after school, sorry.”
“Oh…then maybe next time?”
Those kinds of convocation where other youths his age asked him to participate were always turned down/rejected. He was known as someone that needed more adjustment—till one day he asked his mother if he could live alone in another city for college. That he needed space for himself, yet even saying so, he still could never stop himself from working hard to be for others’ standards—according to his mother’s standards, even he was deemed a failure.
When he lived alone, he started to join school clubs that he never once did before in his entire academic life. He joined the art club to have something to add to his resume, as a hobby. It turned out, he had a natural talent for that hobby, yet he never shared his name to the crowd when he registered his own artwork to the gallery, for he feared what others might think of his work, he was afraid of their negative feedback.
The wizard became obsessed with watching his day-to-day life in his spare time, until he desired to see him, but only those who had desperate wishes could see him—something Shun lacked because of his mother, who he called “dream wrecker”. To make him wish for something was to stir deep emotion that he never showed to others—strong emotion like sadness, longing and love.
And thus he created a game. A game that only had five candidates who also had desperate wishes of their own. Someone that would enter Shun life to win the game yet could never force his feelings. The game, with its own set of rules, began after the five perfect candidates were found—people came from the realm where they had animal ears, would pretend to be animals, they also had mystical magic, they would enter his life as pets. .
Even watching the game caused him to weaken, making Shun fall for someone else—making him show emotion that he had never shown before made him excited, how he would feel the pain of losing the person that won the game. That person would have his wish granted yet he must return to his own world, while the other’s memory would be erased and become human stuck on earth.
When he finally met him at last, he couldn’t help but become aggressive, but his wish was granted—to see the one he loved again, he would forget the wizard and would never see him again. He didn’t want to grant his wish yet he did. He saw him happily ever after, yet never felt content…
That was why he used his magic to return back to the day the candidate entered his life over and over again, watching him fall for different people in different scenarios made him even more empty inside.
Even so, he still wanted to meet him over and over again at the end of each game. He would never be that someone…someone that he would remember and be with. In the end, jt turned out, the wizard had fallen for him, yet he let him fall for different guys in all of those different times.
He wanted for him to fall in love with himself or remember him, to never forget about him. He wished to be with him…
Yet there was no one who could grant his wish, there was no other wizard who was stronger than him, to grant his wish. He gradually became depressed and lost almost all of his powers, to the point of becoming non-existence. He thought…
‘Instead of granting other wishes…can I grant my own wish? As long as I can be someone that can stand beside him. Even so he doesn’t fall in love with me… is enough…’
With that thought in mind he granted his own desperate desire.
I don’t know where I am or who I am, but the moment I opened my eyes, I found myself lying in a field of dandelions, underneath the waving grass under thousands of stars with a boy that made my heart throb with unknown emotion—familiarity and warmth.
Yet who are you? Who am I? Why do I feel happy as if my desperate wish has been granted…?
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