ISLAND OF THE UNKNOWN(PART 4)

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    "This is so irritating" Maria clawed at her face in frustration. She could make neither head nor tail of the riddle.  Just then the words of her grandmother echoed in her head. Years ago when Maria had struggled solving a riddle her grandma had said "Don't get disheartened dear. Remember two things while solving a riddle. First, the bigger the riddle, the easier it is to crack, because it has more clues leading to the answer. Second, read the riddle word for word. Most words are just for the rhyme. Very few words are actually clues." She decided to implement her grandma's advice. " The first two lines clearly say that I can drink only one of the three,which I already know. So the clue lies in the last two lines. Let's see. Sun shines, brightest, rightest. Brightest rightest...Yes!! The rightest means the rightmost drink. The yellow one is the answer."
    Maria beamed victoriously. She picked up the flask with the yellow liquid and sending a silent prayer to the heavens, she brought it to her mouth; hoping with every fibre of her being that she was right. She downed the drink in one go. She was waiting impatiently for something magical to happen. She was expecting the "Jack Sparrow" guy to appear from a puff of smoke in front of her. But nothing of that sort happened. She was wrong. Her world crumbled ,when she realized that she was going to be trapped here forever. She fell to her knees and started sobbing. 
    Just then someone gently tapped her on the shoulder. Maria leapt to her feet with a start, almost losing her balance. "You!" she exclaimed with a mixture of relief and shock. "But I lost, didn't I?"  she asked in between sobs. She could see a lazy smile playing on his lips and something akin to pride in his eyes. "No Maria. You won! All of this is yours. And you're free to go back to your land" Maria gasped. She couldn't believe her ears. "All of this.... mine!" she was actually crying now. But out of happiness. "Thank you so so so much Sir!" she said ecstatically. He raised an eyebrow. "So now I'm promoted from 'Funny looking moron' to Sir. Thanks milady" he teased playfully. Her ears turned red out of embarrassment. "I uhh..I umm" was all she could manage to say. "Hahaha no problem. Now take whatever you want from here and go!" Maria filled her poor shopping bags with as much stuff as they could store without getting ripped. She also stuffed her clothes and her underwear with goodies, leaving no stone unturned. He almost guffawed at her eagerness at making the most out of the situation. But she was too happy to care about what he thought. "This was my best birthday ever. I'm so glad I came here. I wish all my birthdays were this special" she mused out loud with a sad smile. 
    "That can actually happen" Hearing that her face lit up. "How?!" Her excitement was palpable "You can come here every year. Same day. A different quest will be waiting for you each time you come." 
"Holy mother of Jesus! Is this even real" she was practically bouncing up and down like a nine year old. 
"You're ready to go Maria?"  
"Yes...No! No wait. What is your name?" He smiled at her epiphany "Max" he said. 
"And why are you dressed like Jack Sparrow? What's up with the hair and the beard?!"  
"That my dear,is a story for another day. Until next time Milady" he bowed. Just as she was about to say something, a familiar darkness engulfed her.

There you have it guys. The last and final part of the story. I really hope you followed up on this story till the end. If you did, tell me in the comments below how you liked it. Also, I'm extremely sorry for the delay. I was busy with a lot of stuff so couldn't upload the part on saturday. Until next time Fabulous people. Keep loving and stay fabulous! Lots of love,
Tanvi

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20 comments

  1. Superb and fascinating.
    U made my day.

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    1. Thank you soo soo much Rashmi Shah ❤❤❤

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    2. Thank you soo soo much Rashmi Shah ❤❤❤

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  2. Amazing writing . Finally the wait for the last part is over . Keep writing such brilliant pieces !

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  3. Finally the quest is complete and so is my waiting....... nice one loved it

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  4. Your writing is so fresh !! I'm glad you tried this genre for the first time and totally nailed it !! ;) :*

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    1. Thanks a lot Pratik Kadve ☺☺

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  5. Great piece of literature ! Liked it deeply ! Keep the good work up !

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  6. Thanks a lot Anurag☺☺❤

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  8. A nice one Tanvi... Read all the parts at a stretch!!part 3 and part 4 πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ!! keep it up πŸ‘πŸ˜˜

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    1. Thank you so so so much Vish😘😘😘😘

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    1. Thanks a lot honey❤❤❤😘😘

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  10. I'm not a great fan of fantasy literature but to be frank, I absolutely enjoyed this one! Brilliant story combined with an enticing style of writing. It reminds me of J.R.R. Tolkien. Keep writing, you've surely got a knack for it!

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  11. Thank you soo much Neeraj. I'm so glad you liked it. All your comments encourage me to do better and better. Thanks a ton all of you❤

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  12. Tanvi ❤ I was eagerly waiting for this chapter !

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    1. Thank you so much Sonali❤ You're a sweetheart😘😘

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