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The Guardian of Magic: A Journey of Discovery and Responsibility

Discovering the Power Within and Embracing the Call to Protect the Unseen

By the kitchen sink. Published about a year ago 3 min read
The Guardian of Magic: A Journey of Discovery and Responsibility
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Every night at midnight, the purple clouds came out to dance with the blushing sky. They swirled and twirled, painting the sky with hues of pink, purple and blue. For the residents of the small town nestled in the Arizona valley below, it was an evening display that never failed to leave them in awe.

But for Kai, the cloud dance meant something more. Ever since she was a child, she had sensed a magical presence around her, and the cloud dance seemed to confirm it. As she grew older, she became more attuned to the magic, feeling it tingle in her fingertips and whisper in her ear.

One night, as she watched the clouds dance, she saw something that made her heart skip a beat. A jelly-like shape darted across the sky, moving faster than any cloud. It disappeared as quickly as it had come, leaving Kai wondering if she had imagined it. "What in the actual hell could that have been?! I'm sure it was nothing..." she'd thought.

But the next night, the shape appeared again. This time, it lingered in the sky, growing larger and more distinct, glistening like the most beautiful glitter of the sun bouncing off of a crystal lake... but in the sky. Kai rubbed her eyes, trying to make sense of what she was seeing. It looked like a bird, but not any bird she had ever seen before. Its legs were the color of midnight, with streaks of purple and blue that seemed to shift with the light.

The bird circled overhead, its eyes fixed on Kai. She felt a jolt of fear, unsure of what the bird wanted from her. But as it flew closer, she sensed a message in its eyes.

"Follow me," the bird seemed to say.

Kai hesitated, unsure if she was ready for whatever lay ahead. But the magic in her veins urged her forward, and she set out after the bird, leaving the safety of her town behind.

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They flew over mountains and valleys, across rivers and dams. Kai lost track of time and distance, swept up in the thrill of the adventure. Finally, the bird came to rest on a rocky outcropping, overlooking a shimmering lake.

Kai landed beside the bird, feeling a sense of anticipation wash over her. She sensed that this was where she was meant to be, but she didn't know why.

As if in answer to her thoughts, the bird spoke.

"Kai, you have been chosen to protect the magic of this land. It is in danger, threatened by those who seek to use it for their own gain. You must be its guardian, its defender, its champion."

Kai felt a surge of pride and fear. She had always known that there was something special about her, but to be chosen for such an important task was more than she had ever imagined.

She looked out over the lake, feeling the weight of the responsibility settle on her shoulders.

"What do I need to do?" she asked the bird.

"You will know when the time comes," it replied. "But for now, you must return home. Keep your eyes and ears open, and be ready to act when the magic calls."

With that, the bird took flight, disappearing into the night sky. Kai watched it go, feeling a sense of loss and determination.

She knew that her life would never be the same. But she was ready for whatever lay ahead, ready to embrace the magic and the mystery of the world around her. Every night at midnight, she would watch the clouds dance, knowing that she was a part of something greater than herself.

And the magic would wait, biding its time, until the day when Kai would be called upon to protect it once again, cradling a piece of the responsibility future of the land in her palm.

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