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The Keeper of the Garden: Guardian of the Underground Portal

A Tale of Magic, Mystery, and Secrets Beyond Imagination

By Ben Published 6 months ago 6 min read

Once upon a time, in a far-off land, there was a village that was known for its beautiful gardens and colorful flowers. The villagers took great pride in their gardens and spent many hours tending to them. But there was one garden that was particularly special. It was located on the outskirts of the village and was tended by an old woman who was known as the keeper of the garden.

The old woman had been tending the garden for many years, and she had become quite skilled at growing all sorts of flowers and plants. But there was one plant that she was particularly fond of - a rare and beautiful flower that only bloomed once every hundred years.

The old woman had been waiting for years for the flower to bloom, and finally, one day, she noticed that the flower was beginning to open. She was overjoyed and spent hours tending to the flower, making sure that it was healthy and strong.

But as the flower began to open fully, something strange happened. The ground beneath the old woman's feet began to shake, and she heard a loud rumbling sound. Suddenly, the ground opened up, and the old woman fell through a hole in the earth.

As she fell, the old woman realized that she was not falling into darkness but into light. She had stumbled upon an underground portal to the sky - a magical place that few had ever seen.

As she landed on solid ground, the old woman looked around in amazement. She was surrounded by lush greenery and vibrant flowers that were unlike anything she had ever seen before. The sky above her was a brilliant shade of blue, and she could see clouds floating in the distance.

The old woman explored this magical place and discovered that it was home to all sorts of creatures - fairies, unicorns, and other mystical beings. They welcomed her warmly and showed her all the wonders of their world.

As she explored this magical world, the old woman began to realize that she had been given a great gift. She had been given the opportunity to see something that few people had ever seen - the underground portal to the sky.

And so, the old woman made a vow to protect this magical place and to keep it hidden from the world. She continued to tend to her garden, but now she did so with a new sense of purpose. She knew that her garden was not just a beautiful place, but it was also a gateway to something truly extraordinary.

Years went by, and the old woman grew older. She knew that her time on this earth was coming to an end, and she worried about who would protect the underground portal to the sky once she was gone.

But just before she passed away, she had a visitor - a young girl who had been exploring the woods and had stumbled upon the old woman's garden. The girl was fascinated by the beauty of the garden, and the old woman knew that she had found the perfect successor.

The old woman passed on the secrets of the underground portal to the sky to the young girl, and she made her promise to protect it with her life. The girl made the promise, and as the old woman closed her eyes for the last time, she knew that she had done her duty. The underground portal to the sky was safe, and it would remain that way for generations to come.

As the years went by, the young girl grew up and became the new keeper of the garden. She tended to the rare and beautiful flower, just as the old woman had before her. But she also took her duty to protect the underground portal to the sky very seriously.

She would often spend hours exploring the mystical world beyond the portal, getting to know the fairies, unicorns, and other creatures that called it home. She learned all their secrets and made sure that no one from the outside world ever discovered the portal.

But one day, something went wrong. A group of hunters had stumbled upon the young girl's garden while they were out tracking game. They were amazed by the beauty of the garden and began to explore, unaware of the underground portal to the sky.

As they wandered deeper into the garden, they accidentally stumbled upon the entrance to the portal. They were curious and decided to investigate, even though they had no idea where it might lead.

As they entered the portal, the hunters found themselves in the mystical world beyond. At first, they were amazed by the beauty of the world around them. But as they began to explore, they realized that they were not welcome.

The fairies and other creatures of the mystical world saw the hunters as a threat and began to attack them. The hunters fought back, using their weapons to defend themselves. But the creatures of the mystical world were too powerful, and soon the hunters were overwhelmed.

The young girl heard the commotion and rushed to the portal to see what was happening. When she arrived, she saw the hunters being attacked by the creatures of the mystical world. She knew that she had to act quickly to protect the portal and the mystical world beyond.

She used her knowledge of the mystical world to call upon the fairies and other creatures to stop the attack. She explained that the hunters were not there to harm them but had simply stumbled upon the portal by accident.

The creatures of the mystical world listened to her and stopped their attack. They allowed the hunters to leave unharmed, but they also made it clear that the portal was to remain a secret.

The young girl knew that she had narrowly avoided disaster. She made a vow to redouble her efforts to protect the portal and the mystical world beyond. She also knew that she needed to find a way to make sure that no one ever stumbled upon the portal again.

And so, she began to work on a plan. She built a hidden door in the garden that would lead to the portal, and she surrounded it with plants that were poisonous to humans. She knew that no one would ever dare to explore the garden again, and the portal would remain a secret forever.

Years went by, and the young girl grew old. She passed the secrets of the underground portal to the sky onto a new generation of keepers, who continued to protect it for generations to come.

And so, the underground portal to the sky remained a secret, known only to the keepers of the garden and the mystical world beyond. It remained a source of wonder and amazement for those who were lucky enough to discover it, and it continued to inspire generations of storytellers and dreamers.


About the Creator


I'm Ben, aka TheNewCodex - an introverted storyteller who creates relatable characters and engaging scenarios. I love to make people laugh and bring them into my world, pouring my heart into every story. Join my journey!

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