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2000 Years

A short love story.

It was a beautiful gloomy day; the rain was so thick you could barely see it. The sun was practically nonexistent, but Luna couldn’t care less because she was with the brightest, warmest person ever.

was the living incarnation of the sun and as her name assures it, she was the moon.

They couldn’t spend time together as often because of the responsibility of bringing the day and night; but today was the day, the winter solstice, the best and only day of the year for the sun to be able to visit the moon while she worked.

Luna and Sol tried to cherish this day as if it was their last one.

Each action has its consequences. For them to be able to share one day a year together, one of them had to relinquish their place as moon or sun. This made one of them disappear for an entire day. Luna always thought that leaving her position for a whole day wouldn’t be so harmful as if the sun didn’t show up for a whole day.

“I’m doing it,” Sol said, looking at the stars while he and Luna danced like lovers on a dance stage.

“You can’t and we both know that. Leaving your position would be harmful for everyone. You would be harming every life on earth,” Luna said with doubt in her voice, knowing what was coming next.

“2000 years,” Sol said. “I haven’t had a break in 2000 years because everyone depends on me. You don’t get how frustratingly lonely is up there. How everything I do is always wrong.” At that instant, Luna felt offended. She considered her job as important as his, but deep inside she knew he was right. She knew stopping him wouldn’t work.

“24 hours, and you come back,” she said, looking towards the sun. He grinned and left. After days without the sun, she was convinced he wouldn’t come back. Even though she had a big weight relying on her shoulders, her affection towards him was bigger than her responsibility.

That’s how days became shorter, lives became unstable, and, after a while, not even one person could be found on earth.

Luna felt guilty and lonely for a while, but she always remembered one thing; even if life on earth ended, the only life she cared about was finally free.

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Gabriella Lopez Saenz, Staff Writer
Gabriella is a new member of The Maroon newspaper. This is her first year of high school. She is a huge fan of creative writing and loves to read books. Her favorite books are related to historical fiction. Aside from The Maroon Gabriella is part of the girls' golf team. She is excited to start this new chapter on her writing and wants to let you know that she'll give her 101% on every published article.

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