Meiko is a beautiful Gypsy Princess with a dangerous Prophecy that leaves the world hanging in her Guardian, Kaito's, magicial hands.
With an evil King bent on ,either, killing her or marrying her, the 2 must prevent the evil prophecy from happening & find the Prince Meiko is prophesized to wed.
If they fail, the land will plunge into darkness & despair forever...
"What's such a fine lad like doing in a tree?" He looked around. "And all alone too!"
"I'm listening to the wind" I replied, not removing my eyes. â€œAfter all, no one wants me!â€
â€œAll the other children think Iâ€™m queer!â€ I sighed & looked out over the garden. â€œJust because I have blue hair & like things they donâ€™t!â€
â€œHow about you help me & Iâ€™ll see what I can do for you?!â€ the man grinned.
I looked back at him & let myself slip from the tree branch into his waiting arms. We quickly ran away from the orphanage to the outskirts of the town. There were 5 neatly patterned wagons with a big, lovely horse at each. The man helped me up to a seat & took the one beside me. With a click of his tongue & a light whip of the reins, the wagons trundled into the sandy desert. The man puzzled me, but not as much as the singing from within the wagon itself.
â€œItâ€™s okayâ€ the man smiled, ruffling my hair. â€œIt is my sister, Ellen, & her baby!â€
â€œOh, my nameâ€™s Edgarâ€ the man said, quickly. â€œAnd your name?â€
â€œKaitoâ€ I sighed & looked into his dark brown eyes. â€œMister Edgar, why am I here?â€
â€œWell, my niece is very lonelyâ€ Edgar explained with a kind smile. â€œAnd you looked like the right boy for the job! But, that is not all I must ask you!â€ He leaned close to me & lowered his voice. â€œMy niece is part of a prophecy, you see, & I know we cannot protect her, so I will ask you: Can you be her guardian?â€
I gave a smile & nodded. â€œWith every ounce of me, I will help!â€
Edgars smile returned. â€œGood, now let me see who I can give you tooâ€¦â€
â€œDonâ€™t worry, Edgarâ€ I laughed. â€œMy time for family will come!â€
With that, Edgar hugged me close & laughed. It was nice to be where I was wanted. As the wagons trundled on, Edgar told me a Prophecy about his niece. In her future, sheâ€™d marry a prince & bring peace to the land. However, if something bad should happen to her, if she married Evil, the land would plunge into darkness & despair.
He told me how I had to protect her from the bad side of the Prophecy at all costs. It was a rather big job for a boy like me, but I assured him, & myself, I could stop her from marrying Evil. That night, we camped at a small oasis. Ellen opened the wagon doors & ushered us both inside. I felt a slight ping of sickness & fear, but Ellen melted it with her kindness & lovely food.
Even her daughter, Meiko, was adorable. I felt lucky to have a friend like her, well, when she grows a bit more. Edgar & Ellen even made a bed for me to sleep in for the night, right beside Ellenâ€™s. My heart ached from all their kindness & love, & I started crying.
â€œOh, what is wrong?â€ Ellen asked, worriedly wrapping her arms around me. â€œDid I do something?â€
â€œN-noâ€ I sobbed with a smile. â€œIâ€™m just really happy!â€
The night for me was peaceful & warm. But, something stopped me from sleeping: a nagging feeling I didnâ€™t belong. Ellenâ€™s hand gently rested on my head & began stroking my blue hair. It made me smile & slowly drift off to sleepâ€¦