Schoolgirl And The Panther - first chapter
170 days ago
Once a upon a time, in a faraway land called Japan, a young girl named Akito Sohma lived in a shining house with her mother, father, brothers, sisters, and sister-in-law. Although she had everything her heart desired, the girl was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. And she would threaten anyone that gets in the way of what she wants with a knife. Even her own parents. But then, one winter´s night, an old beggar woman came to the house, and offered her a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, Akito sneered at the gift, and turned the old woman away, but she warned her not to be deceived by appearances for beauty is found within. And when she dismissed her again, the old woman´s ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress called the Zodiac Goddess who had long, flowing orange hair, ice-blue eyes, and wore a white dress, and white shoes. Akito tried to apologize for her behavior, but it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in her heart, and as punishment, she transformed her into a humanoid panther, and placed a powerful spell on the house, and all who lived there.
Ashamed of her monstrous form, the changling concealed herself inside her house, with a magic mirror, and a little white bird she befriended as a child named Chickadee as her only windows to the outside world. The rose the Zodiac goddess had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until her twenty-first year. If she could learn to love another, and earn his or her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, she would be doomed to remain a humanoid panther for all time. As the years past, she fell into despair, and lost all hope, for who could ever learn to love a humanoid panther?