Chapter 1: Left Alone
(Authors Note: This will follow the story line of the movie, but will not be the exact dialogue.)
Startled, I woke up. I was on a beach. How did I get here? Or more importantly, where was here? Was this where I lived? I tried to remember what had happened. The only memory I could bring up was a storm. I looked at my dress, tattered and shredded to rags. Did the storm do that? Or did the storm happen before my dress was ruined?
Out of the corner of my eye, I saw something move. I turned and looked for the source. There, right in front of me, stood a big, blue bird. It had the most beautiful feathers. Then, from behind him, a little, red bear came. I stood up.
The bird straightened up, trying to look taller than me. "I'm Prince," he was cut off by the red one.
"Azul, she needs food, not a formal introduction," the red one explained. He turned to me. "I'm Sagi. Please do make yourself at home here on the island. Do you have a name?"
The blue one, Azul, looked offended. "I thought you said she needed food."
I heard my stomach growl, and knew he was right. I answered the question first though, "I don't know what my name is," I said to… Sagi?
"I see," Sagi said. "Is this yours?" He gestured to a trunk on the beach.
I shrugged. "I guess it could be." I walked over to it and examined it. Then I opened it and looked at the gowns and jewelry inside. "I think it is," I said, going through all the stuff. I then closed it and looked at the name on it. Part of it was cut off. "Ro," I whispered to myself.
"What's that?" Sagi said, suddenly on top of the trunk. He looked down at the name on the trunk. "Ro," he repeated. "It looks like that's your name." I nodded.
Lifting up the trunk, I realized it wasn't very heavy. I carried it up to the jungle in front of me. Azul and Sagi followed. Now where was the food?
As if answering my question, Sagi brought me a pineapple. It was the best tasting pineapple. I had juice running down the sides of my cheeks.
"So, where are you from?" Azul asked.
I swallowed my bite and thought for a while. "Am I not from here? This place feels like home." Sagi and Azul looked at me, expectantly. "If I'm not from here, I don't know. All I can remember is a storm."
Sagi was the one who spoke up this time. "I'll bet it's the horrible storm we had last night that you remember. Maybe it did something to your memory."
I stayed quiet. If I wasn't from here, then who was where I was from, and did they know I was here?
Pushing the thought away, I looked at Azul and Sagi. "So what are we going to do today?" I asked, putting the pineapple down.
Azul and Sagi looked at each other. The Azul spoke up. "We're going to take you on a tour of the island.
And they did.
The island was beautiful. I found a piece of white cloth and made a dress out of it. Then I took a dip in the small pool with the waterfall in it. I met some more animals and learned them all by name. I loved this place.
At night, Sagi and Azul took me back to the tree I ate the pineapple in. I laid down in a big branch that was like a cradle. I smiled and closed my eyes.
In my dream I heard a voice singing.
Sun goes down,
And we are here together.
Like a thousand charms.
Stay with me,
And you can dream forever.
Right here in my arms.
The way you're here beside me.
Close your eyes,
And let me hold you tight.
That I could ever need,
Is right here in my arms,
Suddenly, I started to forget, like it was dying out.
La, la, la,
La, la, la,
Stars begin to climb.
La, la, la,
La, la, la,
La, la, la, la, la,
La, la, la, la, la
Sagi and Azul woke me up. My face was wet. I had been crying.
"Are you all right?" Sagi asked.
I nodded. They would laugh at me if I told them I was crying over a song that I don't remember.
"Hmph," said Azul. "First night and you're already disturbing my beauty sleep." Then he huffed away and went back to his branch.
Sagi stayed, though. "Don't worry about him. He only thinks of himself at times. If you want to talk about something, I'm here."
I considered telling him. I decided I wouldn't tell him though. Instead I sang him the song. It calmed me down a bit. Then I closed my eyes hoping the person singing the song would show herself. I was disappointed the next morning...