Chapter 1- Love
Ico stood on top of a tall grassy hill staring out at the ocean. The water
splashed softly on the beach down below and the sun shone brightly in the
sky. The Wind blew gently through Ico's white hair, Blue Birds flew over
head Ico looked up shielding his blue eyes smiling. The Island Coral was
certainly a beautiful site to see.
Ico gave a long sigh then finally turned pacing slowly down the hill. His
white clothing made him stand out slightly in the area, but he always loved
wearing bright clothing. Ico walked through the tall grass of a field, his
hands behind his back covered by white leather gloves.
It was summer time and flowers were blooming through out the field the
Trees along the field were ripe with fresh red apples, and peaches. Today,
they would be picked from the trees by everyone in town, It was then that
Ico realized it was about to start alarmed he began to run through the
field toward the town desperately trying not to be late.
When Ico reached town a girl with blond hair came to greet him. "Ico where
were you? Off daydreaming again?" she asked in a soft voice. "Yes sorry
Lilly, has the harvest started yet?" He asked Lilly hoping he wasn't late.
"No not yet I'm glad you're here I was afraid you'd miss it" she replied,
her hazel eyes looking sad. Lilly was Ico's lover they have been together
for two years now and Ico loved her ever so deeply. "Is something wrong
Her eyes met his and she began to speak in a sad voice. "Ico I have
something to tell you." She paused then went on. "I've been thinking a lot
lately and I have to tell you I don't know if I really love you." Ico's
heart sank and sweat began to pour. "Wha-what do you mean Lilly?!" Her eyes
left his and focused on the ground. "I always used the word 'I love you' so
loosely, I never really knew for sure if I really mean't it. I think there
are better girls out there for you better then me. I want you to find one
of them, But Ico lets still be friends ok?"
One of Lilly's friends called to her. "Lilly! The harvest is going to
start!" Lilly waved to her. "Coming! I'm really sorry.Goodbye Ico" she
walked away from him leaving him standing there dumbstruck. Ico finally
opened his mouth his voice trembling he uttered two words. "But why." His
eyes were glassed and his hands shook by his side he turned and ran as fast
as he could. He found himself at the beach tears running down his face he
collapsed on his knees and stared out at the ocean.
After the sun had set Ico walked in to his home it was small but a cozy
place to live. A black cat greeted him; it rubbed against his leg and
purred. Ico gave a weak smile and picked it up stroking its soft black fur.
"Hello Mist" His mother came down the stairs holding a candle. "Ico oh!
thank the gods your alright" She placed the candle down and hugged her son.
"Why did you miss the harvest?" she asked him "I didn't feel like going."
He said in a low voice. "Are you alright? What happened? Your eyes are red"
Ico explained to her about what Lilly had said.
"Oh dear.Ico these things happen.Love can be very complicated." She said
softly the candlelight reflecting her long brown hair and green eyes. "I
know mother.I would like to go to bed now." she nodded and stepped out of
his way. Ico slowly walked upstairs in to his room his dad was sitting on
the bed waiting for him.
"Dad?" "Come in Ico have a seat next to me." Ico obeyed his father and sat
beside him on his bed. Ico's father was named Benji. He's a kind gentleman
his hair was white like Ico's except that his hair was much shorter, Ico
had also inherited his fathers blue eyes. Benji was a wise man and was an
experienced ice mage Ico always hopped to follow in his father's footsteps
when he grew older.
"I herd about what happened to you today son. I know you loved that girl
very much and must be very hurt by this. But you have to remember that life
has its ups and downs. You just have to get through everything it throws at
you," He said softly. "Hey cheer up I have something special for you" His
father stood up and left the room he came back with his hands behind his
"Ico its time I gave this too you" He father said and revealed a Long white
staff with Blue crystals at the top it was absolutely beautiful, Ico looked
at it in awe. "This staff was given to me by my father and I think its time
you had it" He said holding it out to Ico.
Ico touched the staff then finally gripped it with his hand he could feel
the staff's energy rushes through him it was amazing. "Well it's yours now
use it carefully" His father told him and turned to leave. "Thank you."
Ico, said holding the staff. His father nodded then left the room, soon
after his mother walked in. "I have something for you also Ico" she said
softly and held out a white cloak with a blue amethyst as the hinge. "I
just finished knitting it for you today".
She handed him the cloak and left the room shutting the door softly.
"Eventful day huh mist?" His cat sat on his desk it tilted its head and
meowed. Ico gave a smile which dissipated slowly he lay on his bed and
stared at the ceiling when he found he couldn't sleep he began to talk to
Mist. "Mist.do you think I'm hated?"
The cat meowed and curled up on his lap purring. "Well I guess that true
you don't hate me.But my whole life I dreamed of spending the rest of my
life with someone I love.That's what I want most out of life." Mist looked
at him and meowed again. "What's that mist you say that I should find my
soul mate?" "Meow?" "Your right mist I have to find my soul mate. I feel so
alone and hated"
Ico found himself dressed and at his desk writing on a piece of
paper. "Dear mother and father by the time you read this I will be off the
Island. Please don't worry about me while I'm gone, for I shall return
home. Until then take good care of mist and tell all my friends that I have
gone including Lilly. I love you both dearly and will miss you a lot. Love
Ico." Ico stood up and gave Mist one last hug and a kiss on her fury head
goodbye. "I can't stay in a place like this," he said to himself. "If you
stay in a place like this you'll never find true love."
Ico grabbed his cloak his mother made and the staff his father gave him
tiptoed downstairs and out the door. It was very dark out and there was a
chill in the air but the moon glowed brightly and lit up the empty streets.
Before he would leave Ico decided to go pray to the spirit stone. The
spirit stone was a large, smooth blue oval shaped rock, that was a little
ways out of town. Ico's father had told him a lot about the spirit stones,
That long ago the gods enchanted these stones with power to protect the
All together there were 6 stones red, blue, green, gray, black, and white.
A god enchanted each stone. Seara the goddess of water and ice enchanted
the blue spirit stone. Raja the god of flames and destruction enchanted the
red spirit stone. Elva the goddess of the earth and trees enchanted the
green spirit stone. Panjaro the god of the sky and birds enchanted the gray
spirit stone. Kaylen Goddess of light and everything good enchanted to
white stone, And lastly one stone wasn't meant to be enchanted, but Garnith
god of darkness and evil enchanted the black stone.
Ico also remembered where and who the stone's were given too. Of course the
blue was given to the wizards of Coral. The red was located in the
mountains and was given to the goblins vile creatures. The green was deep
in a forest unknown to Ico and was given to the elves. The Gray was located
high upon the cliffs where only birds could get too. The white was located
in a town also unknown to Ico but was a very friendly area. Lastly the
black was located in a place people called the shadow lands where no one
dared venture even his father didn't know what lurked in those shadows.
Ico kneeled down and began to prey. "Goddess Seara I am leaving the Island
to find my soul mate please give me strength and protect those close to me
amen. After preying to Seara Ico walked down the path that would take him
off the Island.
End of Chapter.......((Yes I know this is not related to any anime its made
up but I always wanted to write my own story on medieval fantasy animes so
bear with me it's like my own slayers story ^^ please tell me what you
think and be honest, thank you for reading))