(Well, everyone wants Elsa Maria, so…)

"I pray…"

When I was young, my father left my mother alone, with my little brother and me. He had fallen in love with another woman. I wanted them to be together again.

"I pray…"

But they didn´t. I was eleven. My mother had to work at nights, because she needed money for raising my little brother and me. She had encounters at night with men, she spend all the night with them, and the next day she returned home. But she got some strange illness. Something called STD. I didn´t know what that meant, but I hoped she would get well soon.

"I pray…"

But she died on a cold winter night. I was seventeen. I had to take care of my brother. I took him to the church every day, but one day they didn´t let him in. Because someone had seen him kissing someone. Someone which was not a girl. He cried. I hugged him. I told him not to worry, he would be fine.

"I pray…"

He jumped to the coldest river and he died. He wanted to die. Now, I was alone. I prayed every day, for my family. I cried every night, for my family. I wanted god to hear me. He did. He sent a miracle. He sent an angel. An angel named Kyubey. He asked me what did I wish. I told him:

"I pray… I wish… for everyone to be happy"

My soul gem did already born black. When I transformed, my clothes changed into a black dress, and I used magical chains for destroying those witches which were sure sent by the devil. When I used my magical chains on someone, I would absorb his/her sadness and grief. But I could not control the laws of universe. Kyubey told me. You cannot make something just disappear like that. So, every time I blessed a person with eternal happiness, my chains would just become heavier. But I didn´t mind, because I was making people happy.

One day, walking by the street, I saw one of the souls I had blessed. He was drinking and laughing, while coming out from the place where my mother used to work. Then, I realized. Eternal happiness did not make people happy. It would led them into a devilish life, with luxury, lust and vanity…. If they wanted to be saved, they had to suffer, only that way, they would be able to understand other people´s feelings and help them. Oh, God, I´ve been such an idiot… Could it be that the real angels sent by God were the witches themselves?

I realized my soul gem was turning white, and my chains were lighter than ever. I was coming closer and closer to light. Heaven´s light. The closer you are to light, the bigger your shadow is. It started covering everything. I finally understood darkness was the true light. I trapped every house, every street, every single person I had blessed. I heard them scream.

"I know… I know…" – I said – "But this is the only way I can drive you back God´s family"

"I´ll pray…"

"I´ll pray…"

"I´ll pray…"

"…forever"