The girl, led by bubbling hope, entered His world,
Believing it was filed with fields of bright green grass
And dozens of pink and blue flowers.
Within days, He was able to enchant her by
Giving her pixie dust and teaching her to fly.
He then fed her pomegranate seeds, ensuring
That she couldn’t leave His kingdom anytime soon.
She soon realized, of course, that His world
Could have the occasional cloudy or rainy day.
But that was to be expected because no world is
At first, the cloudy days were rare. The more green
Fields and blossoming flowers He showed her,
The more she thought she was falling in love.
It wasn’t until one day when they were frolicking
Amongst the Pegasi and pixies until the first oddity
Occurred—a volcano erupted for the first time since
She had entered His world.
She brushed it off as merely an obstacle that could be
Easily overcome; little did she know that there was still
Heat simmering underneath the surface.
Weeks passed until the next eruption occurred—this
One even messier than the first. She asked what was
Wrong, and He told her it was her fault. Fire blazing
Behind His eyes, He angrily asked if she truly cared
For Him, claiming that if she did, she would do more
To prove it.
Frightened, she swore that she did, which soothed Him
For now. Once He appeared completely calm, she became
Happy once more. However, she tread carefully, fearing
That she might upset again.
Soon after this outburst, her closest friends came to
Visit. She gave them a grand tour before introducing
Them to Him. Some of them grew concerned that He
Was very watchful of her, of them; she gave their concerns
Some thought and brought them to His attention, to see if
He would compromise or at least put them to rest.
Instead, it caused another eruption.
The lava spilled over, causing all of the pixies
To take flight. He banished her friends from
The land and once again questioned her love for
Him, wondering if she truly loved him, she
Would have defended him instead of giving into
Her friends’ concerns.
Terrified, she cowered behind a boulder swearing
That she wouldn’t let her friends misguide her again.
She promised Him that she would cut off all ties
With those friends, even if it caused her great pain
And she felt lonelier than she ever did before.
More time passed, and the eruptions started occurring
More and more frequently. Although He used just words
With her and never caused her any physical harm, she
Grew increasingly more fearful of Him, but didn’t ever
Dare to leave because she thought He was the only one
Who made her feel loved.
Soon, His world became less and less beautiful.
The pixies and Pegasi all disappeared for she would no
Longer play with them, and the only person she had to
Talk too was Him.
After the pixies left, the flowers all withered and the grass
Turned brown and the more time she spent with him, the more
She became afraid to have an opinion different from His in case
It would cause another eruption.
Shortly after the flowers withered, a wanderer had entered His realm.
This wanderer had only one motive in mind, but as this wanderer was her
Only contact other than Him, she truly believed this wanderer was trying to be nice.
This wanderer created a fire in a part of the world where the grass was still green.
The wanderer offered her wine, which she drank, before he wrapped his fingers
Around her neck and took what wasn’t even offered to him.
When the girl ran crying to Him and told Him what happened,
He spat in her face and told her that she wanted it,
That the reason why she didn’t fight back—even though
Her life was threatened—is because she was sick of being
When she wailed that it wasn’t true and showed Him
Her bruises, He locked her in a box and told her their
Love would be a secret from there on out, claiming
That He made many enemies.
While He kept her in the black box, He went off to war in
Asserting that He had many enemies to fight off.
And yet, she started realizing that He was simply being paranoid
And mistrustful of her when it was she who should be mistrustful of
Him. As she was locked in the box, the concerns of her friends started
Ringing through her mind once again.
What He didn’t realize was that he should have fed her the pomegranate
Seeds again before He took off for the alleged war, because while her
Friends concerns started turning into her own concerns, she managed
To break free of the black box.
Once out she saw that He taken up with another girl while He kept locked up.
A girl who had the same bubbling hope she once had, a girl much younger than her,
A girl much too for Him.
She took His preoccupation with this other girl to run,
And she ran as far as she could.
When she returned to the real world, she looked at herself in the mirror
And saw a pale, bruised girl she didn’t recognize.
She then decided that she never wanted to be that girl again.
She wanted to be strong for herself and she wanted her story
Heard so this couldn’t happen to other girls ever again.