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The hand firmly turns me back around and the guy is still staring at me happy-like while the girl keeps glaring, "Ugh, she's an imposter anyway. I am the real Princess Star," She crosses her arms again and rolls her eyes at me, then says quietly, "You should not have brought me here,"
"For the last time, you're not my wife, she is. There is no real Star," The guy is gesturing to me. The girl rolls her eyes again and huffs at him while angrily crossing her arms over her chest, "How dare you say that to me!"
Wife? What is he talking about?
Emotions begin to swirl around inside of me as I listen to the babble.
I cannot take this anymore.
Extreme feelings of frustration and confusion fill my mind as I back up away from these strangers.
They are doing this on purpose. It is not true. None of this is real. They are just trying to make me go insane. Trying to trick me or something.
I back up further away from the Queen. My head starts to pound harder. Every time it pounds, my vision blurs even further.
And it is working...
She reaches out, trying to pull me back but I shake my head and keep backing up away from her, "No, stay away from me,"
I hear the guy and girl stop arguing and they turn to face me, "All of you, stay away," I say angrily.
"Let me try to get that device off—" My mother reaches for me again. I shake my head and back up even further away.
"No, stay back!" I start to see the ground pulsing under my feet everywhere I look. But no one is saying anything about it. My vision begins to blur and my vision begins to become distorted.
"Stay away," I say softer as I back up even further, almost stumbling over. I shut my eyes as the headache intensifies slowly, holding back tears. I barely see the guy through my blurry vision, but he's starting to look devastated as he watches me.
What? Did he expect I would marry him over the other guy my father wishes for me to marry? I think not. Ugh, it hurts so much...
I hear the Queen's voice fade in and out, quietly then very loud in my ears as everything starts spinning around me, "Her emotions are taking her again!"
I keep myself from stumbling over, leaning forwards for balance since I cannot move my arms, "She must be experiencing a mental breakdown from her magic being grounded for too long! That device, it needs to be removed immediately!"
I hear the Queen saying loudly, scrambling my mind and making my ears pound. The guy's expression stays saddened as he tries to come closer to me. I keep refusing and backing away, "No, I want to be left alone! This is all a lie! You are not real! None of this is real!"
I angrily say, gesturing to each one of them. When I say this and point towards the guy, the emotion washes from his face as he stares at me with widened eyes.
"Star? You don't remember me?" He looks concerned, taking in the words from the Queen as she is saying strange things about me that I do not understand.
"Humph, what is the matter, little Princess? Something upsetting you?" I hear the girl being sassy with me. She acts as though the fit I am currently in is because I can not take her attitude.
"Shut it, Star!" I hear the Queen sharply say while the girl releases a huff from her lips, "I'm telling you, she is an imposter,"
I turn trying to run but my vision blackens to nothing. I feel myself stumble onto the ground and my hearing is now garbled to nonsense. It is too distorted to hear anything clearly now and my vision slowly comes back to everything looking distorted as well. I look up and see dark figures running towards me.
Please, someone take me away from here.
I begin to try to stumble towards them, "Get me back inside! I want to go! Right now!"
I look at them, wondering why they are not doing anything but staring at me, "Hey! Take me inside at once! I order you as the Princess! My father is waiting!" I say with annoyance and anger dripping from my lips.
"Your father?" I hear a voice say from behind me, "We did not bring him here Star,"
I shake my head as I look back. "No! The one who you must be talking about is the other girl's father not—" I stop my words and look around for her but she is nowhere to be seen. The Queen and the guy are gone as well.
"Where did—What is going on?" I see the ground pulsating again, as it feels like the ground is shaking.
Was she just a figurant of my imagination? I must be hallucinating. It's the only answer. Why is the ground shaking? What is happening?
I hear my name being called from all around me, "Star!"
That voice sounds familiar.
"Why do you not remember me? Did I do something wrong? What is wrong? There must be something I can do to bring you back to me!" I look around and see no one.
Where is the voice coming from? Why does that voice sound so familiar to me?
Ike. The name Ike is floating around in my mind. Why? What does that mean? The only thing that makes sense to me is that is the name of the one who I am supposed to marry.
"Please, Star! Come back to me! I know you are still in there!" I hear nothing for a short moment.
"Please—" The voice fades away, as my vision goes completely dark.
"She will come back to you. She has not forgotten you, I promise," A softer voice says and then I hear nothing else.
Insanity. It returns, to bring me peace.
The peace away from all of the lies.
Please take me away.