A long time ago, there lived a beautiful young lady whom everybody loved.
She never loved or liked a person she knew, until she met a very handsome
stranger. He came out of nowhere
gracing the land with his divine magnificence.
The young lady and young stranger became close and the young man talked
about his magical land. He said he
came from a Utopian city where fairness and goodness ruled over the land.
He even said that the beautiful lady reminded him of his homeland.
His stories were so farfetched that the woman started to believe that he
was not from this world. The lady could not hold it any longer and finally asked him
“What are you?”
With that question, his smile became gloomy and sad.
He told her that he could not stay any longer, and would have to leave
soon. The woman, who was shocked,
asked him why he needed to leave. With
sadness in his voice, the young man finally confessed that he was an elf-prince
who came to earth to study its beautiful creatures. These creatures were so beautiful to him that he fell in love
with one of them. When the young
elf prince told his father about his findings and his feelings, his father would
let him stay if that lover would not ask any question about him.
The young lady was devastated and she regretted ever questioning him.
She was too in love to let him go. She
begged him to stay, blaming herself for everything.
The young prince comforted her and told her that it wasn’t her fault.
He tempted her by describing his homeland to be the most magical place
anywhere. The young prince had to
leave, but the lady held on to his hands. He
explained to her that if he does not go back, the king’s guards would come and
drag him back. He started to fade,
while the young lady cried. She
still kept hold of his hands and that was the only thing that did not disappear.
that the guards will come back for it, the young lady buried the young elf
prince’s hands at the exact spot that the he stood on last. Every
day, she would weep at the burial site of her lover’s hands until one day, she
found a small sprout. It grew into
a tree, and it grew fruits that resembled his fingers. She
tasted one of it and it was mildly sweet. She saved the seeds and planted them around her village.
Soon, people found the fruit very delectable and passed it around to
their neighboring villages. This was the only remembrance of the young prince, and the
young lady was happy that the world could also taste his sweetness.
This is how the world got its first Bananas.
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