A/N: Oh-oh... Is she really going to continue with this story? Yes, she is gonna! Revised and re-read a million times and hopes it is perfectioned now. It's my second try to write this story and I really do want to finish it. It's not going to be a long story, but it will have many chapters so it's easy to read. I changed the first chapter, but the plot is about the same.
WARNING: NO HAPPY ENDING!!
So if you can't read anything that doesn't have a happy ending, this is not a story for you. If you do though, you might like it. Or not. That's up to you to decide. As for me, I think a sad ending has to be done every once in a while. Even on FFN.
Disclaimer: the standard lines... I do not own the characters. Something original though: I do not own the lines in Italic.
Note: This is only a prologue. The preface. The introduction. You get the picture.
Chapter 1 It always starts with a love story…
It always starts with a love story…
Every story has a beginning. The curtains go up under the encouragement of the applause of the highly-anticipating audience, the first scene is played. The credits appear in the screen, the whispering viewers are silenced. The book is opened, the first lines are read and the story slowly unfolds.
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
Once there were four kids whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…
Some stories are received well, others not. Some will be remembered forever, some will pass into forgetfulness. Some will be read over and over again until the pages are yellow and the sews come loose, others will be put away on their shelves, dusting away as no one remembers where it is or even what it is. But what's the difference between the two? By what are they distinguished from each other? What makes a story immortal? What gives it that character that makes it universally known and known forever generation after generation after generation? In other words, what is the essence of an immortal story?
Is it the story itself? Is it the happy ending? Is it the sad ending? Is it the main character? Is it the bombastic element, or the simplicity in the choice of words? Is it the realism? Is it the surrealism? Is it the experience of an author long established, or is it the irresistible freshness of a novice? So many aspects, so many opinions, and no one, including myself, can give the definition of the story everyone wants to write, but only few do. A few I envy, as I myself would like to write a story that will be in everyone's memory forever.
Why does he want to know the secret of these few? Why does he want to write an immortal story? Anyone who proclaims openly that his ambition is to write such a story is conceited and pretentious. Who does he think he is? He must be pompous! He must be out of his mind! He must not know the purpose of writing!
What is the purpose of writing? Can passion really be mistaken for ambition? Blind, foolish ambition? Is it not enough that I write my own story in the hopes of making it to the selected few who know the secret of achieving immortality through writing? Or is it too much to hope for? A man can dream, but dreams are shattered by those who don't believe in them.
Needless to say, I want to write an immortal story. And now we get back to the main questions: why? Why the dream to achieve this goal? Why writing? The answer is short and simple, and I hope worthy of the story that is about the commence.
Because of her, my friend, my lover, my woman.
Because of her, and no other desire or ambition in this world.
Because of her, to remember the life with her.
Because of her, as this is the only eternity we share.