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The Fairy Garden

What dangers lurk within this magical place?

By KA Stefana Published 3 months ago 4 min read

Stepping onto the balcony, Emma James looked out into the distance, longing for adventure. Excitement. She longed to escape the stifling life of the upper class. Oh, how she wanted to run barefoot through the estate, yelling, laughing, and playing.

That wasn't going to happen as her father watched her every move, controlling her daily schedule and her suitors. She would end up marrying an old man or some boring benefactor, ensuring that her father's power would remain for years to come. She was nothing more than a useful tool for him to wield against his enemies.

How she hated him and this world she lived in.

Without thinking, Emma James wandered down the spiral staircase, entered the manicured gardens, and meandered carelessly down the path. Taking her time, she pretended to enjoy the fragrant flowers along the pathway, but the minute she was out of sight of the castle, she opened the hidden door and passed into the fairy garden. Quickly, she ran to the water's edge and sat down on her favorite tree stump.

Taking a deep breath, enjoying her time alone, she nearly fell into the water when a mysterious voice asked, "Emma James, have you come to set your spirit free? Give into me, and I'll fulfill all of your dreams."

Standing up, she held her hand to her heart as she looked at this stranger. He was beautiful, with pale skin and deep blue eyes. His hair was wispy and translucent as it blew in the wind.

"Who are you? What do you want with me?" she asked as her voice shook. Every ounce of rational thought screamed at her to run away from this ancient creature, but her feet were tethered to the ground.

With a flick of his hand, he waved her worries away, sweetly saying, "Oh, Emma, I'll pleasure you in ways you never dreamed possible. Your human brain isn't capable of such desires."

Ignoring his lustful comments, she demanded, "What's your name?"

"It doesn't matter. Now come here and let me pleasure you," he waved his hand, and she was compelled to move toward him.

Glaring at him, Emma James knew this stranger was dangerous, but she was too curious to flee, knowing that her father would never allow her to entertain such pleasures in this world.

Smiling at her, he whispered in a soft and seductive voice, "Follow me."

Her heart started to race, and warning bells were blaring as she hesitated. His hand brushed hers as tendrils of light started to trace their way up her arm. Within minutes, she was covered in a web of light.

Mystified, she gasped, asking him, "What have you done to me?"

Ignoring her question, he replied, "Close your eyes, and you'll see. You're not in any danger unless you consider unbridled pleasure dangerous."

In the mere moments she waited to decide her answer, the power of the light took over, and she forgot all her fears; any hint of hesitation disappeared the moment he entered her thoughts.

Suddenly, they were not standing in the middle of the forest, but she was floating in the water, and he was next to her. He lifted his hand from the water, and droplets fell from his hand, dropping onto her stomach. Lowering his hand, his fingers traveled across her cheek, sending shockwaves through her mind.

How could this be real? She fretted, believing that she must be a feverish dream.

Pulling her into his embrace, his lips brushed hers. How could a chaste kiss be her undoing? In her mind, she felt sensations she had never experienced before, waking her body up to his seductive powers. His breath upon her skin would be her undoing, but before she could protest, he disappeared.

Alone in the fairy garden, she struggled to wade out of the water and back to the shore. As her feet touched the sand, she wondered how she would explain her predicament to her father. Would she say that she fell into the water fountain?

Just as she was about to open the door and exit the garden, an electric shock ricocheted through her, and she went flying backward, landing on her back. As the pain wore off, she saw his hand reach out to help her up. His smile turned into a frown as he reprimanded her, "Where do you think you are going, Emma James? You now belong to me."

Frightened, she tried to run from him, but there was no escaping this monster. Finally, he grabbed her and whispered in her ear, "The moment you gave into my touch, you gave your soul to me."

Without another word, he snapped his fingers, and she disappeared from her fairy garden forevermore.

Author Notes:

Hi Readers,

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About the Creator

KA Stefana

I started writing as a hobby during quarantine. From a hobby, a passion bloomed. Author of Dark Fantasy with a twist of romance. Available on KU - The Origins of Darkness, The Daughters of Darkness and The Forgotten.

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  • Andrea Corwin 2 months ago

    Nooooo, let her out!! A follow up with her father rescuing her? Good job!

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