The Girl Under the MoonLight
The Girl Under the Moonlight
“Holy cap!” he shouted as he stopped the car. He went outside and looked at it.
The surrounding is so silent. You could only hear the sound of the insects and the moon lights up the road.
“Miss, are you okay? Is there anything hurt in your body?” she asked the woman. She has an angelic face, dark eyes, rosy cheeks, and ruby lips.
“Y-yeah I am fine. “ she replied with her melodic voice
“Are you sure?” he asked again.
“Yes. I am so sorry.” She said and stood up.
“By the way, what are you doing here? It is dark here. It is dangerous for a lady like you to roam around at this night.” He asked.
“I am on my way home but the engine of my car stops.” She replied.
“Let me check. Where is your car?”
“There.” She said as she pointed her finger in the left direction on a vintage model car.
“Thank you for helping me.”
“You are always welcome. By the way, I am Aster Neon Montreal. “ he said and introduced himself.
“Selene .” She said and smile.
The dog was barking when Aster got home.
“Potchi, stop barking.” The dog wagged his tail and licked his hands.
“Did you miss me?”
He can’t sleep so he went outside to his house. He walked away until he reached the park. The moon is wonderful. It lights up the sky. The stars shine so brightly. As he walked, he saw a familiar figure looking up at the sky. He walked near to her. He cleared his throat and he was right. It’s Selene.
“Oww, it’s you again. small world.” She said.
“Yeah, it is. I never thought we are neighbors. Are you living here?” he said
“Ah, no. I just pass by. There is a clear view of the moonlight here and this place is refreshing.” She replied.
“I agree with you.”
“You are a selenophile? Aren’t you?”
“Yes, I am. My name was taken from the Greek goddess of the moon because my mom loves them as well.”
“Oh, I see. Same with mine. My name derived from the Greek goddess of stars Asteria but since I am a boy so she named me Aster. Hahaha.”
“Now, I know. Hahaha.” Her laugh was liked a sweet melody.
“Anyway, is your home just near in here?” he asked her.
“A quiet distance from here.”
“You know what it is not good for you to go out alone. “
“It’s okay. No one can harm me. Thank you for your concern.”
“Can I ask your phone number? You know. We met for the second time around. Maybe we could be friends.” He said.
“ What if I won’t give you?”
“Then, it's fine with me. I respect you.” He replied.
“Okay, then. Bye. Till we meet again.”
“This case happened 10 years ago but still unresolved. You could investigate this one and here is some information you need for the investigation.”
A 20 – year old law student went missing after she attended a party.
How would he start the investigation if there is no lead at all? He thinks of it until he fell asleep.
He opened his eyes as he heard Potchi barking while looking at the moon.
Again the 3rd time, he saw her. Selene was seriously looking at the moon again. He is bewildered.
“Hey, it’s late at night. Why are you still awake?”
“I can’t sleep. I just want to look at the moon. It is beautiful. Isn’t it?”
“You are more beautiful than the moon.” He said sincerely.
Suddenly, it rained. They ran until they reached his house. They were soaking wet.
“Here is the towel and I guess it is fit for you. You can wear this one. You can use the bathroom on the left side.”
“Is this your girlfriend’s clothes?” she asked
“Nope. I don’t have one. My sister owns that.”
They looked at each other. Her eyes are enchanting. He can’t help but look at it.
He woke up with a smile. He went outside of his room then prepared breakfast. He is smiling while preparing it.
He knocked at the door but no one replied so he opened it but nobody was there. No traces of Selene. He shrugged his shoulder. He changed his mood and ate it alone.
When he picked the files, he saw a number written there. Then a location. He was confused. What was the meaning of it?
He went to that location. That was the exact location where he first saw Selene. It is quiet and lonely. No houses and buildings.
“What I am doing here?”
He continues driving his car until he reached the endpoint. It was an abyss. He stopped. He listened to the noise in the surrounding.
On his way home, he saw her again. It’s been a month since she met her. He stopped her car.
“Oww, it is good to see you again.”
“I am sorry. I didn’t mean it. There was just an emergency happened.”
“It’s okay. Have you eat dinner?”
“Well, you can come with me and let’s eat.”
“That’s a nice idea. Well, can I ride? I didn’t bring my car.”
He cooked dinner for them. They happily ate the meal together.
In the morning, the same thing happened. Selene just left.
“Good morning, sir. How may I help you?” the maid who opened the door asked him.
“Is Atty. De Vera around?”
“May I know who you are, Sir?”
“Mr. Aster Neon Montreal.”
“Come inside, Sir. She is waiting for you.”
A dignified woman was sitting in the chair. He was in De Vera’s office. Even she is old but you can still see how beautiful she is through her posture.
"Do anything you can. I pay you triple times. Just find my daughter. " Atty.De Vera said desperately. She was longing for her unija hija who had been away from her for 10 years. Aster felt sorry for her.
"I'll do my best, Atty."
He is about to leave when he saw the portrait. He can't believe what he saw. It is impossible. How does it happen?
"Is there any problem, Mr.Montreal?"
"Is she your missing daughter?"
"Yes. I miss her. She is lovely? Isn't she?"
"Y-yes. I have to go Atty."
He is dumbfounded. His mind is full of questions and bewilderment. He needs to see her but how. It is impossible.
He waited for how many nights but no traces of her. Then the new moon came.
He saw her.
"I guess you know already."
"Can you explain to me? I am confused. They are looking for you for how many years. You should show them up. Your mother misses you." he said frustratingly.
"How I wish I can," he said in despair.
"What do you mean?" he asked.
"Help me, Aster."
"10 years ago. Please remember what happened 10 years ago."
"I am confused, Selene. Enlighten me."
"Tomorrow go to the place where we first met. "
"You will find the answer."
He closed his eyes. Then, when he opened Selene was gone.
On the next day, he went to that place.
The weather was not good. The sky became cloudy. It rained. Then, everything flashback on his mind. The scenarios. The thing happened 10 years ago.
He couldn't stop his tears from flowing in his eyes.
10 years ago, he was weak and can't even protect his loved ones.
After 10 years the case was solved. They found the bone of Selene Nish De Vera in the dense forest.
Finally, for 10 years the justice was given to her. The suspect was imprisoned.
"Wherever you are I will always love you. You are always here in my heart. Everything may be temporary just like the colors fade away but my love for you is eternity. Till we meet again, milady."
He said while looking at the graveyard.
Then, a cold wind enveloped his body.