**A short story I have made for papers, please. I had a writing surge. I will continue to write stories. Enjoy my lovely Mortal.**
***I will a add a trigger warning because it does deal with a character wanting to die***
A young woman lied in an earthy ground, exhausted, and beaten. She allowed the rains to soak her, there was no point in moving if she had a chance to die. Her tears died, regardless of the rain, she stared, unbothered, at the woods she surrounded herself. All darkened and murky. This was a perfect way to die alone.
It would be better off if I was gone, she thought as the rain poured and the woods darkened even more that no branches can be seen. It didn’t matter if someone saw her, all she wanted was to die. She wanted to be with her family that was stolen from her, she wanted Death to come to her and take her. She had no fear, She welcomed Death.
Not too far from the distance, a lady, known as Lady death, walked towards the young woman’s body. She was filled with great sympathy, she felt the young woman’s desire, she wasn’t going to give it to her. She wanted her to wait, though it seems evil. She looked down unto to her and saw her unmoving self.
The young woman can feel another person next to her. She hoped it wasn’t someone she knows. She can hear the stranger bend down to her, and the stranger opened her mouth.
“You poor, poor, little Kalyna*. How you called me to take you away. You are young and not afraid of me, that’s a surprise.” Said Lady Death as if she was a mother speaking to this young lady in the ground. She continued, but lovingly. “Your time isn’t right, according to some seer’s gossip you are still needed here. To this, I am sorry, but I can’t take to your family.” Lady Death looked away with guilt, but she continued. “I am guilty of taking everyone from you, I decided that I’ll repay you someday.” Lady Death wanted to touch this young woman’s face as a mother would when she is comforting her, but she knows that once she touches her, the young woman would be dead. “Now go to sleep, someone will find and take care of you.” Said Lady Death as she stood up, took a leave and slightly tossed it to cover the young woman’s eyes, and left the young woman for someone to find her.
Her heart beats rapidly on her chest. She was frightened of what she had heard. Was that Death speaking to her and denying her fate? Her mind raced on what she felt, while she was shivering. Would Death come back to her when she dies from the cold rain? But Lady Death said she won’t die yet. She wanted to move, but the rain had buried her to the ground and her being homeless kept telling her to stay. Now fear had taken over, she is alone, yet she refused to cry about it. Her mind screamed for help, her lips refused to move, she prayed for someone to find her. While her mind was lost into her own thought, she didn’t hear a voice calling for her, a familiar voice.
Lady Death hadn’t moved far away from the young lady, she leaned onto a tree and watched. She sees a young man picking up the young lady to safety and warmth. She had a feeling that the man comforted her when she let out weaken scream. She knew this young man would take care of her, there is no need to follow. She left, knowing what’s to come. I will come see you again and I will repay you one day, miss Elisa.
* Kalyna is a national symbol for Ukraine, it a red berry that grows in Ukraine. It represents beauty, womanhood, love, etc.