The very first time she set eyes upon them, she believed it to be a dream. But that’s actually where the story began. On a freezing winter night, Kazumi (our pseudo-Japanese heroine who isn’t Japanese but likes to believe so because of her craze for anime) dreamt she was falling down a flight of stairs. While dream interpreters would say she was very insecure and anxious, in reality she had fallen all the way to the world underneath. But unlike popular myth, it wasn’t the Underworld.
She woke up thinking it was time to get off the floor and snuggle into bed again when she realized by pinching herself awake that she wasn’t dreaming anymore. As she glanced at the most gorgeous triplet men she had ever seen, she blushed as she spoke “I didn’t realize you would be interested in kidnapping”. See, the dream interpreters were correct in a way about her insecurity. “You have been chosen to be a soul reaper and brought here to be inducted”, said the three finished each other’s worlds. Kazumi pinched herself again thinking her unconscious mind was spinning a tale from all the manga she had been devouring but she could still see them with all the creamy skin contrasted with the purple robes they were dressed in.
“Why me?” she squeaked unbelievingly.
“We are faced with the greatest challenge the demi-gods have seen in a millennium and you have exactly the right kind of experience we are looking for.”
“Experience? I’m twenty. I still live with my parents because I’m scared of ghosts and I create manga for a living. I’m not your ghost rider and I can’t even charm my own cat”. With this elegant speech, she spun on her heels and turned to storm away decidedly when she tripped and fell.
“Honey, wake up! Get back into bed. It’s freezing”
But Kazumi woke up, got to her desk and began panning out the new series: The soul society is unknown to man and below our world because the Gods decided it would be easier to go with gravity instead of against…
Written for Trifecta Challenge
To use the third definition of Charm:
1a : to affect by or as if by magic : compel
b : to please, soothe, or delight by compelling attraction
2: to endow with or as if with supernatural powers by means of charms; also : to protect by or as if by spells, charms, or supernatural influences
3: to control (an animal) typically by charms (as the playing of music)