A Wish for Marcus – chapter 2 (available on Kindle)

Chapter Two

The Gift


Kirin stayed with Selina and her family much longer than he had intended to. One evening as they walked together, gazing up at the shimmering stars in the night sky, Kirin took hold of Selina’s hand.

“I will have to leave soon but I want you to know I’ll come back for you,” he told her.

“I don’t want you to go,” she said feeling upset. At that moment, a shooting star soared across the sky. It was meant to be lucky to make a wish when you saw one.

“Make a wish!” Kirin said. “But don’t tell me.”

Selina immediately wished that Kirin would return for her if he ever had to leave.


Kirin left a few days later, deciding it was time for him to leave. He took out a small heavy bag full of gold and left it on the kitchen table along with a note that he wrote to Selina while she was still at work. This bag of gold would help them out in many ways.

‘There’s plenty more where that came from,’ he thought.

He picked up his luggage, walked outside and said goodbye to Grandmother Rose.

“I wish you all the best, Kirin,” whispered Rose, as he rode off in the distance. 



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