The Egg of Destiny.

We cannot control our destiny, but our destiny controls our fate. Our world has many mysteries and miracles, and a thousand things still unknown waiting in the dark, yet to be discovered.

The Egg of Destiny.

                       The Egg of Destiny.

                                                                     

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves”

William Shakespeare

 

We cannot control our destiny, but our destiny controls our fate. Our world has many mysteries and miracles, and a thousand things still unknown waiting in the dark, yet to be discovered.

 

It was a dark and cold evening up in the Misty Mountains, where it seemed like the clouds had almost engulfed everything within themselves. And within the dark forests was a small and shabby cottage, in which lived a boy named Oswald. He lived all alone as he was an orphan. He didn’t have any friends and nor did he like going to the town. As he was not as lucky and privileged as the other children. He was always the one being bullied because of his looks and circumstances, which were not in his control.

He used to wonder, will he ever live happily? Or will he ever live the life he had always imagined? He used to hope that all this was a bad nightmare, that he would wake up one day, and it would all be changed. But alas, every morning reality hit him hard. He was tired of this life where everything and everyone was against him.

One night, after having his dinner, he was comfortably sitting in front of the fireplace, reading a book when suddenly he heard an extremely loud sound, like a huge explosion. He rushed out of his house to see what it was and he was flabbergasted by what he saw. It was a huge rock that looked like a meteorite and it had crashed from outer space into the forest. The impact had created a huge crater and everything was as hot as lava with smoke everywhere. Oswald was rendered speechless by this sight; afraid and nervous he ran back into his cottage hoping he would be safe inside. He couldn’t sleep at all that night. The entire time he was glued to his window and hoping nothing or nobody would come out of it, meaning harm to him.

Then the next morning, Oswald gathered all his might and strength and decided to see once and for all what was this thing that had crashed here on earth. The meteorite had now cooled down and he was now able to see that it was a huge ball, with spikes and protective coating all around. Then out of nowhere, the entire object started shaking and rattling! Astonished and terrified, Oswald ran and hid behind a tree. And then with a gush of smoke and loud screeching noise, the ball opened and revealed a beautiful and divine looking egg. Oswald breathed a sigh of relief and was finally at ease. He then decided to have a look at the egg. It was truly a thing from the heavens, and Oswald had never seen something like this, something so beautiful! He took it out of the meteorite and decided to take it home with him.

A few days passed by and nothing happened to the egg. Oswald’s curiosity and excitement grew day by day. Then finally one day while cleaning the egg, he was curious and intrigued by the sheer weight and mysterious designs on the egg, so he decided to open it once and for all. Now the big question was how to open it? He tried to pop it open by tapping with a stick. But nothing happened, then he tried to hit it with a stone but to his surprise, it was still intact! Now getting more and more impatient he picked up the egg and smashed it with all his might on the floor.

That immediate moment blinding bright light emitted from the egg and loud mechanical noises started to fill his ears. Shocked and scared he maintained his distance from it and very cautiously started to approach it. What he saw inside blew his mind away and everything started to spin around him and suddenly everything went black!

Disoriented and hazily Oswald started to get up and look around, and he realized that he had fainted. He had started to gain his balance back when out of the blue he heard a strange voice say “Hello”. Startled by the voice he frantically started to search where it came from when his eyes struck a tiny little creature looking like a doll. Oswald was not able to believe his eyes and thought this was a dream.

He started mumbling “this is not true! This is not happening!”. And the tiny creature replied, “Don’t worry, I come in peace, and yes I am real”. Out of words and shocked, Oswald asked that who was he and why was he here? The creature then started to tell his entire story. His name was Artemis and he was from a planet called Zorba. While traveling on a mission to another solar system his spacecraft had collided with a meteor storm and thus caused the crash which made him reach earth.

Oswald was amazed and bewildered by the thought that life exists beyond our universe. Artemis then asked him that if he could help him repair his spacecraft so that he could head back home. Oswald was very curious and wanted to learn more about his planet and home. Artemis then told about his homeland which was a beautiful and harmonious planet just like the earth with magnificent and glorious wonders! He told how his people were all equal and nobody ruled or controlled them. Their society and culture were loving and close-knit. Hearing all this Oswald was excited beyond anything. He then promised Artemis to help him repair his spaceship and do whatever was required to get him back home.

A few days passed by and Oswald took very good care of Artemis and looked after his each and every need. So, one morning while Oswald was getting ready to go to town to get some things from the market, Artemis asked if he could tag along and get to see how his world and people were. Oswald agreed but asked how would he go with him without being noticed? That’s when Artemis revealed that his people possessed certain powerful abilities and one of which was to become invisible when needed. This blew away Oswald’s mind and they got ready to go.

When they reached the town, Oswald was going around buying the necessary things when some of the kids started to bully him. They teased and taunted Oswald and made fun of how he looked and how he was just a filthy beggar. Humiliated and terrified Oswald ran away from them as fast as he could. In the evening Artemis noticed how glum and broken-hearted Oswald was. He approached Oswald and had a good heart to heart talk with him explaining that he should never let those people into his mind and affect his life. But Oswald was truly broken from inside. He had no one here to support and console him. Now, seeing all this Artemis decided something that would change the destiny of Oswald once and for all.

“Would you like to join me and come to my planet?” asked Artemis to Oswald. Astonished and shocked, Oswald was speechless. A thousand questions were racing through his mind. He got up, stood for a moment, and told Artemis that he would decide his answer and let him know by morning. That night was one of the most stirring and electrifying one of his life. But by sunrise Oswald had made up his mind. He got up and went to Artemis, and asked only one question. “Will I ever be able to visit earth again?” And Artemis replied “No”. He then took a moment and asked how will he fit and manage to travel with him in the spacecraft which clearly was not capable to accommodate him. But Artemis had a lot of tricks up his sleeve, and he possessed the power to change the size of objects. Oswald already had faced enough of cruelty here and wanted to start a new beginning and this was his chance. This had been his destiny all along and now it was finally time for him to achieve it. And after a long and exciting conversion, Oswald agreed to join him and leave behind this world.

The day finally came when the spaceship was ready and it was time to go. Oswald and Artemis spend the entire morning soaking in the bright sun and enjoying the beauty of their surroundings. And finally, Artemis spoke, “Are you ready?”  “Yes” replied Oswald. And with a bang and boom, Oswald was shrunken to the size of Artemis. Ready to depart on a new and wonderful beginning, Oswald had a last look around and got in the craft. “To a new beginning” Artemis whispered, both of them smiled and started their journey to leave this world behind into the great unknown. Now how and where Oswald is today remains a story for another time!

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