Once upon a time, there was an island of feelings where all the feelings lived together. Those feelings were like us. They looked like us, talked like us, lived like us.
One day, everyone was together having fun in the open grounds beneath the sky. They all were talking and talking with each other. Except two.
They were two, a boy and a girl but they were one by soul. And their name was love. They never talked a lot with others. They talked with each other only. They never got enough of each other. They stayed together always no matter what they do. They wandered on the island, hand in hand, with fingers wrapped together. Sometimes they laid on the beach, gazing upon the moon. But they were always there for the other feelings whenever others needed them. They were good going with others. And so their life went on.
That night, they were sitting at the corner when everyone was enjoying.
"mind your own business" hate said in a harsh tone. And so everyone looked at him. He too was there. After all hate is a feeling too.
"yes my friend. But you can not do this. You are not the boss here. You are not our ruler" happiness said in a low voice.
Hate must have done something again. He and his friends always disturbed others.
"I am the strongest one here. So I am the ruler of you all" hate said and this caught attention of all.
"I am the strongest one" happiness said "I'm the king then"
"I am the strongest one" anger said popping from behind of hate.
"I am the strongest one" unity said coming out if crowd
'I am the strongest one ' ' I am the strongest one ' everyone from the crowd started to say. Everyone wanted to be the king. And the atmosphere started to warm up.
There could have been an rampage if that went for just a minute more and that would have desolated everything but some wise one among them, that one's name never came up, that one stayed hidden.
"let's have a fighting competition tomorrow. The winner gets to be the king"
And everything was silent for some time.
"that's a good idea" one said
"yes" said the other
And all the crowd whooted.
At the end it was decided that tomorrow a contest would be organised. And in the contest anyone can participate. There would be fight in the event. One to one fight decided randomly. Whoever wins goes to next round. And the champion becomes the king of the island. Love stayed in corner, both a bit sad about the war the fights about to be happen tomorrow.
No one slept that night. They were restless and wanted to be the king. And soon tomorrow came. Everyone prepared for the contest. And it started with the first light of the sun in the morning.
The sun, the breeze, the sky, the sea, the stars everyone looking towards the feelings anxiously. This war among feelings. And love stayed at the corner, watching the sad battles.
And it started. The battles decided randomly. They started to battle. They fought and fought and at the end hate and his friends, jealousy, rage, greed, anger and sadness won from all at the end and they already decided the winner among them and that was their leader hate. The good ones were weak and they lost.
Hate laughed out loud after winning his last fight from happiness.
All the feelings were unhappy. They knew the one who won was the wrong guy. They should not have organised the contest. They all were looking down. And love stood there silently, looking in each others eyes, smiling. Not smiling on the result but they always keep on smiling looking each others eyes. That was them. Their nature.
"all of you are so weak" he looked at happiness then " you should have not messed with me"
"I've defeated all of you. And now I am your king." his voice was evil.
" bow to me now" he said aloud "all of you" his voice echoing everywhere.
Everyone was just ready to bow down
"not all of us"
"what you said" hate said looking towards the crowd
"one of us is still undefeated" some one's from the crowd said
"who? Who is that one?" hate said out aloud
"love" happiness replied standing up from the ground from where he was laying after the defeat.
Love looked at them and they looked at love back.
"so you all think love can win from me"
Hate looked back at love.
"come on love. Fight with me" hate looked at love.
"we don't fight" love said in unison with a smile on both of their face
Hate laughed aloud. "see your last hope. Afraid from me"
Other feelings looked at love. They said "please" "please love" you are our last hope " " defeat him. Free is from his evil " " that was our mistake and we accept it " " free us love "
Love looked at hate back.
"we can't fight alone. We would fight together. It won't be a fair fight " they said
Hate laughed." So you are afraid. "
"no never afraid " they said
"anger come with me. It would be two vs two fight. Are you ready "
" I've a better idea " love said
"how about you all versus the two of us "
Hate and his fellows laughed so hard.
"are you insane " hate said
" you seem like afraid. You can back off anytime " love said with a smile
"your wish is granted. " hate said and his fellows came up besides him. Love came up from the corner to the centre.
On one side was love and on other side all of hate and his alli. The others thinking that love went out of his mind but love knew what they were doing.
"come on " love said. They moved their arms and had them in mid air as a gesture of inviting them to get on to them. They were still smiling.
All of hate and his allies ran to love with their first ready for first punch but love didn't moved a bit. Love stood there.
Those alli moved as fast as the can wanting to end it as soon as they want to. Still love didn't showed any sign on movement.
They were so close to love looking in the eyes of love. And the eyes of love lit up so bright just for a moment.
All of them froze. Their fists stopped moving. Like their fists turned into stones. All of the alliance of hate felt it and stopped. Some force preventing them to love further. It was like love had eyes of Medusa and love turned all of their fists to stone. They tried to move their hands but they couldn't even bulged it.
"what have to done to us" hate cried aloud.
"nothing " love said smiling with hands still in mid air.
Hate tried to grasp what was happening to him. His body was not going by the order of their mind. Like an unstoppable force, he couldn't see like gravity affecting his hand. What was this power. This strength radiating out of love.
"what is this power " hate asked love
" do you think it's my power. It's your weakness. It's inside you " love said calmly.
Hate kept on wondering what it was. It was inside it he knew now. He thought why he was stopping himself. Why his allies are stopping themselves. Why is his mind betraying the body.
'wait ' hate said inside himself. That was not his mind. That was his heart inside that was him not his mind or anything. That shine in the eyes of love was of love. Even hate can not hurt anyone with love inside the eyes. That was the real power of love. Corrupting others soul. Changing them. Filling it with love.
"I see now " hate said. His eyes opened.
And he fell on his knees and so did his friends.
"you win, my king " he said
" all hail the king, all hail love " and with these words from the mouth of hate Other feelings bowed too in front of love.
Love won without even moving his hands. That was the real power of love
Just a story