The experience of a lifetime

This story was originally published on: Kenneth blogs connection blog

Thomas, a 13-year-old boy with a amuno t-shirt and baggy short pants emblazoning his favorite football team Carbin United,  looked out at the windows. Again and again, he saw the lush greenery outside his home. He stayed in his seat, looking rather bored and frustrated. Why does he have to be staying at home once again?

His parents were on holiday in some faraway country, they have told him to take care of their home while they were away. Hence, Thomas bore the heavy responsibility of taking care of the house. On this day, however, a strange feeling overwhelmed him. He craved for exhilaration. The blood pumped in his veins as he fidgeted in his seat. Then, he leaped forward and searched outside the four corners of his house for something he could play with. Perhaps there was a twig or two in his barnyard where he could practice throwing? Or maybe he could find a flower or two where he could play with? He decided to step outside his cozy home to find something better to do. Still, he did not dare to wander outside the actual boundaries of his home. His parents could come back anytime and see him neglecting his duties.

And that is when something extraordinary happened.

In the corner of the barnyard where he least expected it to appear, a diamond ring sparkled in front of his eyes. It had an exquisite, even unearthly, shine to it. Infatuated by the glint of the diamond, Thomas went forward to inspect at the diamond ring. The diamond suddenly emitted a bright light that overwhelmed Thomas.

The next thing Thomas could see his surroundings, he found that he was standing in a barnyard similar to his, but quite different. The grass was filled with weird sounds and smells, lollipops seem to be dancing in the distance with the wind. That seemed so weird. Behind him, a sharp loud noise startled him. A creature the size of a bear, that looked like an eagle with no wings and having the tail of a monkey approached him. Thomas came forward to meet this creature, but it started to emit flames from his mouth, which definitely scared Thomas.

What was this creature? Where was he?

To make things even more confusing, the house he stood next to seemed the exact same house he lived all his life. Had his house been teleported with him?

Shaking with fear, Thomas instinctively opened the door of the house, which seemed relatively easy, and saw a girl standing in front of the kitchen where he had always cooked lunch and dinner for himself. The girl seemed to have noticed him and spoke a uninterpretable language that Thomas himself could not understand. Thomas tried to communicate with her with sign language and this time it seemed to work, but not quite well.

His pocket suddenly started flashing, and he saw that inside his pocket was the diamond ring. Hesitating, he gingerly put on the diamond ring. It began to glow and the girl’s voice was suddenly transformed from gibberish to English. So it seems that the ring has the power to translate the girl’s foreign language.

“My name is Thomasia”. The girl said after being translated. The girl seemed very different from Thomas. Her hair was seemingly special, blazing red in color and reaching to the thigh of her legs. Why does she have a tiara on her head, and wearing a dress that Thomas often saw in fairytale princess children’s books? Was she a princess too? Thomas could not help but wonder. The girl was also curious about Thomas. She asked why he appeared in front of her house. Thomas narrated to her the events of the day and it did not seem to make sense to her. But, Thomasia wanted to help Thomas get back to his home. She told Thomasia to get on the strange looking creature at the barnyard, which she calls a “Rhapsodia” and told the rhapsodia to bring them to her father’s “Castle”.

At this very strange moment, the diamond emitted a blinding light, and Thomas saw flashes of his world and Thomasia’s world. Thomasia seems to have seen this too and looked highly confused. Soon, Thomas blacked out. Waking up, he found himself back in his world, on his bed. Was this just a dream? But the portrait next to his bed, which was never there before, showed Thomas and Thomasia together in a beautiful castle,  both sitting beside a man with a golden crown and a diamond ring on his hand. Below the picture embedded the words “The experience of a lifetime”.

By: Kenneth Blogs Connection Blog

Edited by: Brandon


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