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The Goldfish and the Lion

The story is about the collision of intractable circumstances;

The collision of:

Love vs. Pride

Family vs. Throne

And

Self-worth vs. Happiness

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FIRST EPISODE – The First Meet

He has an exceptionally powerful muscular body which covered with tawny-yellow and brownish colour hair. He stands about four feet tall and his body has nine feet in length; from nose to tail. He’s weighing an approximately four hundred pounds.

Despite of how huge he is, his size and weight was not the hindrance for him to capture his prey; he can run up to thirty-five miles per hour. His toes have strong, curved, retractable claws up to three inches long. His fangs are like a well sharpened dagger which can crash out the spine of his prey.

There is no question why he became a king; whenever he spoke, everybody was listened. Whenever he passed, everybody was still. And whenever he gave command, everybody was followed.

—–Leo was his name; a king lion in the Kingdom of East Jungle.

He was so proud about his power, authority and strengths! There were no other important for him than his throne.

But even how strong and powerful he was, he still felt not contented and the reason was still a mystery for him.

One day, King Leo strolled throughout a kingdom, and then a lake opens up his attention. It was surrounded with lake-grasses with different colours of flowers wherein dragon flies were flying and landing on it.

The trees on its surroundings made its shady yet warm air; in view of the fact that, there were some parts of the lake that the sun can bounce off to its surface. The lake seems like so untouched.

He came closer and he was tempted to see himself in clear water. He appreciates his luxurious mane around his face. He felt so proud on his fearless eyes.

He also adored his mighty jaws and when he attempts to open it…

Ssplaaashhh…!!!!

A plopping sound from a water as a fish breaks the surface.

The mood on his face changed. His eyes became vigilant as if he is chasing his delicious prey.

From the right corner of his eye, he saw black stone and the moderate ripples of water snatched his attention.

He then carefully stepped down into the lake; the water was about one and half feet deep. He slowly came closer to the place where ripples occurred.

He swiftly opened the stone by his powerful claws, and there, he found a spine-chilling face of a golden fish!

His aggressive-predator-eyed turned into a passionate-protector-eyed; when his eyes were locked into frightened eyes of a golden fish.

There is something special in this fish which he didn’t understand what it is. Even if her eyes were looked frightened but the sincerity and passion on her heart were still visible.

They were both still in that scene for about five seconds. Then, in a blink of an eye the golden fish has gone.

“Hey… where are you? Don’t be afraid… I promise… I will not hurt you. Trust me… ok…“ He heard himself pleading for the first time.

Suddenly, a deep orange and red colour fish came out from the shade of lilies. She swam elegantly with her contrasting white, semi-transparent flowing tail.

“There you are.” The king lion said when he saw her presence.

“My name is Leo. What’s yours?” he asked.

The golden fish swam nearest to him as if she was so confident that she can never be his prey. Her symmetrical pair of dorsal and caudal fin resembled as butterfly wings, gave her more exotic beauty; which made King Leo more admired.

“My name is Fantail.” she answered.

Since then, Fantail (the goldfish) and King Leo (the lion) developed trust to each other. Their friendship became deeper and they let themselves fall in love to each other.

They were both aware that there relationship was impossible but what they cared about was the whisper of their heart.

They promised that whatever happened they keep holding on and never think to give up. For them, if miracle is impossible, they believed that they can make it possible in the name of love.

                                                  —————TO BE CONTINUED————–


Hear His Voice

1 Corinthians 13:4-10 English Standard Version (ESV)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

 


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I am a simple girl who lives on a peaceful island in the Philippines. I am the passionate author of “The Tunnel of Thoughts” and my newly created blog "Miscellaneousjean". I simply love writing, just like you.

2 thoughts on “The Goldfish and the Lion

  1. Hi, you signed up for the Cherished blogfest, but I see no post– would you still be participating? If not, please let me know on atozstories at gmail dot com, and we can remove your blog from the list.

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