There was once a fairy that was born with talents. Her eyes shine like silver and sparkles but she had one flaw. She was too perfect. And as she grows older, all the fairies would awe at her magic that brings wonders to the land. An old fairy saw her talents and brought her under her wing.
What the fairy does not know was that she was such a perfectionist, the old fairy’s magic of healing for the old and little requires a great deal of patience. While she slowly gains fame for her healing power, her image does not quite match up to the old fairy that was caring for the land over the decades. Everyone receives the proper treatment in the same castle the old fairy has left in her care.
For many years, fairies from across the land flew to learn the fairies healing magic. So she stayed in the castle day and night throughout the season. While other fairies eventually went out and play and finding their soul mates, this fairy was far too engaged.
Days pass and seasons repeat. This young fairy eventually grew older, wielding more power and eventually authority to the community. Every fairy in the kingdom bow down to her and all of her student was quite fearful despite the fact that they were all to go out and heal the poor souls. Her power was powerful indeed, but never appears as kind as the old fairy’s.
We would imagine the fairy to be happy. Because that was what she had wished for. Yet living alone in that castle, the young fairy that was once full of talents grew old and became queen of the castle, staying more and late into the night. Her healing power was then became her one and only possession. There was nothing more in her life that she would prefer or would have tried to change.
But at times, when fairies bring their children to see her, her friends becoming grandfathers and mothers, she would feel slightly envious, or maybe just a little curious. What would it be like if it was not to turn out this way?
And so the fairy gave everything a long thought. In the castle that she was so familiar for the past decades and held precious memories of the old fairy, she decided that it was time to leave.
She looked into the future, thinking there would be no end to the sickness in the world so she wanted to travel and see more of it. At that time, the fairy was eventually old. As old as the time the old fairy took her in.
By the time she left, the castle that once had a queen and students quivering somewhere in the corner became less lively as it once were. The healing continues but in a less perfect and powerful manner.
Many would wonder what happen to her, for living for hundreds of years was very simple for a fairy. How much more powerful and experienced can she get? Can aging bring this fairy kindness and patience? Rumor has it that she had grown old with little resemblance to her young self, but surely she still had those eyes. Those eyes that shine like silver and sparkle. So if you happen to see an old fairy that heals, you may think that she might be the same fairy that once ruled the castle in the kingdom, standing lone and proud upon a hill, overlooking the land throughout the seasons.
Would you want to be like her? Or would you not?
This question, dear young fairies, is for you to decide.