“Wow, so pretty! What are these, Mama?”
“They’re pearls, sweetheart.”
“They’re native to Earth. Deep in their blue sea, there is an odd little creature that wraps up its troubles into these lovely pearls. When you were born, the Golden Kingdom sent a chest full of them in your honor. The king himself said they reminded him of the glowing beauty of our moon.”
Serenity looked up at the Earth which seemed to glimmer with a vibrant blue aura, teeming with plants, animals, and people she had never seen before. Growing up, she had been taught that they were to watch over Earth, as it was so different from the rest of the Moon Kingdom. The inhabitants were short-lived and prone to flights of passion. But… Queen Serenity always spoke of it with a tinge of admiration that didn’t escape her daughter’s notice. And she understood why.
She turned the strands of pearls over in her hands. They really did look like the moon. And she was struck with a sudden longing to be able to hold the Earth’s warmth in her arms in the same way. Perhaps, one day, she would.
At the same time on Earth, a young prince with blue eyes stared up at the moon. Wondering about the legendary princess said to look after them.