Chapter 1: Wishing

"And that is how Peter Pan came to be," Nerin exclaimed as she tucked her little brother, Carter, and sister, Josephine (Jo), into bed. She kissed them both on the cheek and clambered into her own bed to retire for the night.

Their parents entered the room. "Well, Nerin, that was a wonderful story," her mother, Ellyn, chided. "It certainly was her father," Terrance, agreed. "Oh, but Nerin, we… er…need to talk to you before you before you go to sleep," Ellyn whispered hesitantly, motioning for her daughter to join them.

'What is this about,' Nerin thought to herself sensing her parents' sudden uneasiness. The threesome walked to the living room and seated themselves.

"Nerin," her mother began, "you are now thirteen." Nerin nodded as her mother stated the obvious. Ellyn took her daughter's hand and continued. "You are spirited, beautiful, headstrong and have a heart of gold. You are so young, but… " her mother trailed off. Nerin's father took over, stating, but gently, "Dear, there comes a time in everyone's life when they must stop acting in a childish state and mature." Nerin looked confused. But she didn't have long to think about this, for her father kept talking, "You are to be married soon and…" "What," Nerin yelled jumping to her feet. "Nerin," her mother's tone warned. "No! mother, father, you cannot just marry me off like I am an object! I am my own person. I refuse." "Nerin that is quite enough." Her father's voice boomed, bringing her back down to size. Nerin's eyes swelled with tears. "Please," she barely choked out. "Go to bed," Terrance said calmly, though his eyes gave way to what he was really feeling. "This is no longer open for discussion."

"Fine," Nerin muttered, running to her room.

Okay, so that was chapter one. The next chapter should be up in a couple of days. I promise. Oh, and if you haven't noticed, I am strictly against swearing, cussing, and any activity with characters other than kissing and hand holding, etc. WILL NOT CHANGE OR WAVER! So if you don't like, then don't read. This is also my first Fanfic. I don't know if it is any good, but I plan to keep writing.

-Christian13

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