Hidden behind a bush, I was contemplating the scene as it was happening. The prince and the princess were talking and smiling to each other. This was a golden opportunity. I took my bow and arrow, studying my shot. The prince was leaving. He bid her farewell, mounted his horse and went his way. But she…she was watching him go. I pulled the string; the arrow was ready to draw its trajectory to her heart; to pierce it. Like the whisper of the wind, she made a sharp quick move. Damn! She knew I was watching her. She glared in my direction, made angry steps and stood right in front of my hideout. She thrust her hand through the bush, grabbed my arrow and took it away. I stepped out and revealed myself. Silently, I watched her pressing my arrow against her tight and breaking it into two halves. She brought her face closer than appropriate to mine and stared at me right through the eyes. I froze. A beautiful creature she was. But her boldness was scary.
“If I am to fall in love, it will certainly not be because of your stupid arrows.”
“Guards!” she called. 7 well-built bodies took hold of me, divested me of my arrows and pushed me down to my knees.
“What a tyrant you are! It is not too late to find a decent job for yourself.”
“I can’t! This is my job! I am Cupid, and this is what I have always been doing; making people fall in love.”
“Hiding and shooting arrows into people’s hearts! what a stupid job! What a miserable life! It is time for people to start taking their own responsibilities for when and whom they fall in love with. I am sure they will do a better job than you do anyways!” She grinned.
That was insulting. I, the famous cupid, was being humiliated in such a manner.
“And so you think you can do a better job, managing your love affairs on your own!”
“Oh yes! Being struck by love, nevermore! No more Romeo and Juliet tragedies, no more unrequited love and friend zoning! The world will be relieved of your services. Humans will control their feelings and only create love when they are willing to.”
I held my head high and smirked. “You believe so! It will only be a matter of time before you learn your lesson. You shall see, princess! You shall see!”
“I-will, teach you the lesson, dear Cupid. Just watch and YOU-shall see.” There I was, on my knees intimidated and defied by this overly confident young lady. It was scary to me, to think of what the world would do without me. But I had to wait and see.
By : Snow White