|The Scottish Castle
Author: Nathalaia PM
This is an essay I wrote for my English exam just yesterday. Thought it was good, and now I have uploaded it here. And look! I got the highest grade! 12/Aplus/whatever! I would like some reviews! This story is about the life of a maid at the castle.Rated: Fiction K - English - Romance/Hurt/Comfort - Words: 583 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 2 - Published: 05-06-11 - Status: Complete - id: 2913122
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The Scottish Castle
Long ago, a pretty, young woman worked as a servant girl at the Scottish Castle. Her family had in generations worked and lived there, so of course she did so too. Her parents had died of old age not long before she started working, and that had given her a tough start.
But the woman lived on.
She liked the people at the castle, every maid, every cook; everyone. But there were one person she liked more than everyone else. A nobleman.
But he fancied another woman at the castle, another young maid.
The young woman envied the other woman, but her love for the nobleman was her top priority, and therefore she helped the other woman to get the man.
It pained her to see them together, but at the same time, she felt happiness. Her love was happy, and so was she.
Years went on and she fell in love again, this time in a groom. She couldn't feel happier when he told her he loved her back. They married each other after a year and lived happily at the castle. Soon, the woman gave birth to a little boy. The pair was so very happy and they loved their son dearly.
But years later, a rough disease took hold of both the man and the child, as it did with many other people from the castle. The woman survived, but her family did not. Many of her friends at the castle died too.
After the death of her son and husband, she felt lost; broken. She didn't believe in love and happiness after that. She never smiled, never laughed. Her friends were so sad for her, but whatever they did never seemed to lift her spirit.
Then one day, a traveller came to the castle and immediately fell in love with her. He tried everything in his power to make her smile just one time, and suddenly, she did. One time only, but that was enough for the traveller. He gave her flowers, red roses and tulips, to show her his love for her. He read poems he himself had written and he told her the most beautiful things.
Slowly, she began to love him too. His joyfulness made her smile, and his silly poems made her laugh.
Though, she was afraid she would lose him, like she had lost her late husband and son. But the traveller promised her he would never leave her, even if Death himself came to take him. And he held that promise.
They lived together as wife and husbands in many years and got two boys and one girl. The whole family worked at the castle and had many joyful moments together.
Soon, their children got married to different people and both boys moved away to live with their wives. The pair's daughter stayed with them at the castle together with her own husband.
One day, though, the woman became sick. She was old and had lived a good life, and so died with a smile on her face. Her husband followed her in death shortly after. But their children lived on, and so did their children and the children's children.
Even though love may seem complicated at times, you have got to believe in it. Without love, we would be nothing. So just because a person doesn't love you back, don't let it break you. Love is everywhere; you just have to find it.