One Wish

One Wish

A child by the name of Haru Sasaki, an average girl in 9th grade, one day wishes upon a star. That one wish will carry her into a world of danger and hardships, as the granter of her wish is none other than a demon! In accordance to granting her wish, Haru must pay her debt. The debt is simple to the demon that is, is to give up her own life. Haru makes her decision, and is able to persuade the demon to other terms. Haru will never be able to return to her old life, if she wants to live, that is

Chapter 1

A Fast-paced Prologue- Wish Upon A Star

It was a day unlike any other. The beginning and the end of my life as I knew it.

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"Ms. Sasaki, I assume you're well caught up on this subject?" The snooty english teacher said, impatiently tapping her long nails on the desk. "O-of course Mrs. Tokaji" I said, snapping out of my day-dream. "Ah, then you wouldn't mind reciting one of his famous quotes, now would you?" She said with a dominant grin. Who's quotes? Gah! I should have been paying attention! "Uh, ok... Here goes..." I trailed off, hoping to buy time. Think think think! "'Yolo?'" I said, giving up. At that, the entire room erupted in laughter. "Miss Sasaki, since you seem to think you're so clever, why don't you entertain me in detention with your 'witt'?" She said, obviously not amused in the slightest. "No thanks, I'll pass." I say, avoiding her gaze. "You seem to think this is an option? Oh dear. I guess you're not as clever as I thought." She said, walking back to the front of the room. "Now, on to the next lesson."

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"I'd love to say something clever to her face." I muttered darkly, thinking of all the things I could say. But all of them would indefinitely end up in suspension. It was right after detention ended. Of course, with the teacher being absolutely sarcastic in class, it wasn't even permitted for me to make even the smallest noise in detention. Luckily she only kept me for an hour.

Plunk A fat raindrop hit the top of my head. "It's raining? Really?" I said to myself, starting to dash home. Slowly, the rain started to fall harder, and thunder could be heard in the distance. "Have to hurry." I said, brushing back my brown bangs and starting to sprint faster. "Hey, WATCH OUT!" "What?" I said, blinking in surprise. A few moments later, a person on a bicycle flew by with incredible speed. ".....W-wait..." I replied, much too late. Following up after his warning, the cycler managed to avoid me. Most of me.

For the rest of the way home, bruises were forming on my toes.

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"What a fast-paced bad luck day.." I sighed to myself, sitting on my porch. This was a normal day for a girl like me. I have terrible bad luck, or so I think to myself. Of course, my parents weren't home. Probably on some important business meeting or what-not. And being an only child, I was quite lonely. Plus, I was allergic to cats and my father was allergic to dogs, so that meant no pets. I mean, a pet lizard would've been great, but to follow up with my luck, my mother hates anything with scales. Or feathers, or claws. "Alone... Again." I sighed, looking up into the night sky.

There was nothing unusual about this night. The same beautiful clusters of gleaming stars in the distance, the same huge moon, the same eerie quietness. However, something felt odd in the air. Deep in thought, I nearly screamed when my phone suddenly started playing Boulevard of Broken Dreams by Green Day. Angrily snatching my phone, I saw it was my only true friend, Maiko Tomori calling. "WHAT?" I yelled into the phone. "W-whoah, calm down girl. Who got'ya all mad?" Maiko stuttered. "I'm sorry, it's just... I was having another bad day. I swear I've been cursed or something." I sighed into the phone. "Wanna talk 'bout it?" Maiko asked. "Not at the moment. I'm a little too fed up with well, the world I guess." I replied with another annoyed sigh. "Ok, I'll let you get back to your lonely self." Well, that's certainly cheery I thought sarcastically. "One more thing before I go, why don't you wish on the brightest star? It helped me when I was younger." Maiko said. "Maiko, I'm not a child." I said back. "Fine fine. Bye!" "Wait!" I shouted, not wanting to be left alone. But she'd already hung up. "Brightest star?" I said, looking into the sky. Raising my small hand to the sky, I pointed at what I thought to be the brightest star, and I said "oh star, I wish that for one day, just ONE measly day, my life would be perfect."

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Drearily blinking my eyes open, I saw a shaft of yellow light coming from my blue curtain. "Morning honey." A sweet voice cooed. Turning my heavy head, I saw a pretty lady with light brown hair and gleaming blue eyes holding a tray of my favorite food. "What? Mother?" I asked, pushing myself into a sitting-position. Casually glancing at my clock from habit, I saw the time. "Oh. My. God. SCHOOL! Mom! It's Wednesday! There's school! Why didn't my alarm go off?! Oh no, oh no, oh no, oh no... I have a test! And then there's the meeting..." I was cut off as my mother patted my head. "Don't worry, there's no school. For some reason, it shut down today. The teachers are rescheduling everything. And I brought you your favorite food. I also thought we could spend some time together. What do you say?" She said, sitting on my bed beside me. Everything's fine.... That's a relief On another note, I hadn't even processed that my mother was actually here for once. I haven't seen her for a month at best, and even then I hardly get to see her for more than two minutes. "Mother!" I cried, hugging her tight. So far, this day was perfect.

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The rest of the day was so fun, and I accomplished so much. I even got to spend time with my mom. I swear, whatever I have to do to repay this.. This best thing EVER, it'll be worth it Or so I thought.

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"Wake up." A voice said. A few moments later, I was roughly shaken awake by an unknown hand. "Uh, whaaa?" Looking up, I saw a fair-haired blond headed (Almost white) boy with the same fair skin and cold grey eyes staring at me. "Who are you?!" I screamed in shock. "You needn't know my name miss Sasaki. Do you know who I am?" The male said. He looked about my age, with his perfect seeming skin, quite unlike my naturally greasy skin. "N-no..." I stuttered. "I am the star you wished upon. It's my duty to grant your wish, which I did yesterday, and now it's your turn to pay up." "P-pay up?" I said in fear.

"What you owe me is simple. Your life."

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