She went to an isolated part of the shore outside the resort to enjoy some fresh air and clear her mind. A deviant and adventurous girl, she ignored a warning sign thinking that all of the people in the island were very friendly and everything is safe. She sat on a rock then closed her eyes to meditate with the hope of getting a vision of why she was lead to go to this island.
Two men suddenly grabbed her and tried to kidnap her using a boat hidden in the rocks. After getting thrown in the boat, a stranger who is skillful in mixed martial arts knocked down both men then helped her escape back to the resort.
The woman was very thankful to the stranger, she said that she can’t imagine what would have happened if he wasn’t around that time. The stranger was gentle and charming. She was very pleased with the way he conversed to her. He introduced himself as one of the tourists in the resort.
The stranger invited her for a dinner and the woman never had any second thoughts. They talked about their adventures and almost anything. They had a fun time together and their conversations seemed endless.
They decided to meet daily to have fun together around the island. What the woman didn’t know is that the guy is the treasure hunter who was cursed almost three years ago after attempting to steal the island’s treasure in one of their caves.
His body was turned into stone and his spirit was transferred to the fishes. Only a woman of his destiny can free his spirit and restore his body. But that woman should give him a kiss of true love before the sun goes down on the third day upon restoring it or else the curse will come back again.
The treasure hunter didn’t’ tell this to the woman because he didn’t want to force her to love him for the sake of helping him get out of the curse. He just continued to have fun with her being sure to make the best of every moment in hopes for favorable events and a outcome the would lift the curse.
In the twilight of the third day, he openly expressed his love for her. Deep inside his heart he is grieving because it might be his last day to be with her. The woman smiled and was very happy because she feels the same way about him.
In that quiet moment when they were about kiss each other, a big crab pinched the treasure hunter’s toe and it distracted them. This crab was sent to distract them in a moment like this by the sorcerer who had cursed the treasure hunter to become a stone.
.The sun went down before the kiss that could have lifted his curse. The treasure hunter faded slowly in the woman’s sight. Shocked, confused and scared she ran inside her room crying until she fell asleep. She woke up the next day with a headache.
She pondered the past three days over breakfast, wondering if all had been real or just a dream. She reminisced of all the fun times she had with the treasure hunter and knew it was all real but couldn’t explain what happened last night.
She realized that her dreams of glowing fishes had stopped when this man had come into her life. She went to that pond again only to see some ordinary fishes.
She noticed for the first time that the statue of a man sitting in the pond sits exactly the same way as the guy who helped her with the kidnappers. This is the favorite sitting position of that gentleman whom she fell in love with.
She sat next to the statue while reminiscing of her happy times with him. She was planning to tell him that she never had any visions in the island until the time that he came into her life. She tried meditating in many parts of the island during her search for the glowing fishes but received no visions.
But when they are together, visions of their children and a happy family kept on flashing randomly on her that she never experienced before in her whole life. She even had a vision of them growing old together playing with their grandchildren.
Tears started to fall in her eyes because she felt that a big part of her was gone. She kissed the statue goodbye as if he was the man she loves then left the pond. She went to her room then started packing up to go home.
When she opened the door to checkout of the room, she saw something shocking that made her throw her umbrella and handbag. A guy quickly caught her stuff and gave it to her then smiled.
The woman cried then embraced him, she couldn’t believe that he was back. With her face full of wonder she invited him in to have a talk on the terrace and was very excited to find out what happened. The treasure hunter explained to her that the sorcerer never expected that he would get the kiss of true love in his statue form.
They both laughed and continued having a fun conversation. No crab interrupted this time thinking that its mission is already accomplished. But they’re fully aware that people with crab mentality might just be lurking around to sell them to the sorcerers and witches so they planned their escape in Siquijor Island.
They went to a log near the beach to get all of the gold that the treasure hunter hid inside it before he got caught. A friendly local recommended by the fortuneteller to contact helped them get to the seaport quickly to escape the island.
After an exhausting escape to a nearby island, the woman relaxed in a hammock that early evening while the treasure hunter was taking a bath. She got asleep without realizing it then woke up with four beetles in her tummy with blood in its thread.
She screamed very loud then woke up in a dream realizing that there’s a cockroach in her tummy. She screamed again and her husband ran very quickly with his hair still wet after taking a bath then asked her what happened.
Her husband swatted the cockroach after flying on the wall. She threw her pillow to her husband screaming “I told you to clean this room while I was out of town for a seminar and hurry up hunting treasures!” The husband wondered then replied “You mean go the office right?”Published in