|Forest & Seagull
Author: Jewelvine of the Many Worlds PM
Once upon a time in a land far, far away... this story took place and caused delirium.Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Words: 1,011 - Published: 06-29-12 - Status: Complete - id: 3037188
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A/N: This story, in no way, is supposed to be taken seriously. It is something I wrote a few years ago and now is simply only a fun, crazy, slapdash romance. If you have a problem with it, fine, just be aware that I have warned you.
Forest & Seagull
There once was a land known as Zulfara. It spread far and wide, through mountains and sea. In this land there was a maiden who was called Forest, for her eyes were every shade of green in the forests. She traveled the land just for fun, deciding that she would never settle. That is, until she reached a seaside town and met a man who went by the name of Seagull. Seagull had wispy black hair, eyes the color of a storm, the smell of the ocean, and was quite the dreamy romantic. Forest found herself becoming quite attached to him and was at the point where she almost decided she would stay with him, but then something happened so suddenly that it was absurd.
An evil sorcerer came when he was least wanted like all evil sorcerers do, and, for no reason he cared to explain, trapped Seagull in a genie's lamp. Forever.
Forest pried, pulled, and hammered at the lamp, but she could never get Seagull out. Eventually she gave up and lived in solemnity in the seaside town where she first met Seagull. She placed the lamp in a place of honor on the mantle and sometimes she gazed at it for hours.
One year after Seagull was trapped in the lamp, the evil sorcerer appeared to Forest and told her that he would release Seagull from the lamp, if Forest sold her soul to him and worked as his servant for the rest of eternity. He gave her seven days to decide.
Once Forest's week was up, the evil sorcerer returned and asked her if she'd come to a decision. Forest, moved into action on her desperation to get Seagull out of the lamp, agreed to the sorcerer's proposition. With a wicked smirk, the sorcerer picked up the lamp and rubbed its side (only Forest knows why she didn't try this), freeing Seagull. Then, before Forest could see the man she'd saved, the sorcerer called upon his magic and whisked her away.
Seagull, ignorant of the bargain Forest had made, was only aware that he had been freed from his prison just in time to see Forest being spirited away by the evil sorcerer who'd put him in the lamp in the first place. Therefore, he decided he had to rescue Forest. There was only one catch; he had absolutely no idea how to find her or the sorcerer. Like Forest had done while he was in the lamp, Seagull gave up and lived and mourned in his seaside hometown, until he met a witch who went by the name of Kelsey (this was a good witch not a bad one, mind you). Kelsey listened to Seagull's tale and determined she would help him in his quest. By this, she simply turned the man into the bird he was named for and told him, if he flew on the coastal winds, they would take him to what he sought.
It took Seagull six months to find his way to the lair of the evil sorcerer, but he finally did and snuck in and confronted the master of magic. The evil sorcerer laughed at Seagull and told him that Forest couldn't be 'rescued' because she had entered into a deal with him of her own free will. Seagull refused to believe the sorcerer at first and demanded to see Forest. Finding the birdman's predicament amusing, the sorcerer allowed Seagull his wish. Forest had been put under an enchanted sleep (no, not one at can be broken by true love's kiss, but by a counter-spell); for it seemed that she had a great quantity of magic and the evil sorcerer was able to harness it for his own purposes while she slept.
The sorcerer, with a few muttered words, woke Forest up. Seagull questioned her about what the evil sorcerer had told him and she affirmed everything the dark magician said. After Forest's few words were spoken, the evil sorcerer placed her back under her sleep. Her magic was so very helpful when he needed to create a curse or hex.
Seagull, now vexed with the sorcerer, demanded to know how he could break Forest's contract. The evil sorcerer still did not take Seagull seriously and was continuously amused by the demands of the birdman, thus he proposed if Seagull could offer a worthy trade, he would release Forest from her bargain.
Thus Seagull set out for a worthy offering.
He searched far and wide, finding many unique and exquisite doodads, but felt none were worthy of the woman he loved. During this search, Seagull met the witch Kelsey a second time and she turned him back into a man. The witch gave the man a small parcel she said the sorcerer would appreciate as a worthy trade and introduced him to a black lioness with silvery wings named Stellarose, who would fly him back to the evil sorcerer's lair (why she didn't just leave him as a bird and let him fly himself? Kelsey is just a tad insane these days and wasn't thinking all too clearly on the subject). When Seagull and Stellarose arrived at the evil sorcerer's lair, Seagull offered the parcel for Forest's freedom and the evil sorcerer, disgruntled, approved it.
Then, when Seagull, Forest, and Stellarose were flying off into their happily ever after, the sorcerer spontaneously changed his mind. He cast an enchanted bracelet on Forest and yelled "whenever this become to worn to wear or shall break, you'll be mine forever."
Forest and Seagull never had to worry about that because the evil sorcerer passed on long before the bracelet became worn.