Promise Ring

ElshaHawk LoA

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My ring grew ice cold. I hid it under my leg. I wasn't sure if it would glow in the dark theater, but I wasn't about to chance it.

I leaned towards my boyfriend, laying my head on his shoulder until the ring warmed up. He knew I had it and what it meant, but he didn't know of its power. I truly didn't think he'd understand. Superheroes and magicians have to keep their secrets.

Not that I was either super or magic. It was the ring that was special. When it grew warm I knew it's twin, on the finger of the person I was promised to protect, had just witnessed a promise or a decision the ring approved of. Lately, it grew warm a couple times a week.

It's when the ring grows cold that panic sets in. If it goes cold, I call the other ring-bearer immediately. Cold means the rings are unhappy. Something just went down.

I considered leaving the movie to call the other ring-bearer, but I decided not to. This was my movie date. The ring admonished me with a cold so fierce it stung.


In the lobby, I dialed.


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Comments (3 so far!)

Average reader rating 5.00/5



Very strong purpose to the rings, and the way they connect and affect the wearer's emotions are superb. Makes me want to know what happened. This is exactly what I was looking for. Nicely done, Elsha!

  • Posted 11 days ago
ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

I want to know what happened, too! I do have a longer piece, slightly different, involving these rings. I changed a bit of it for this challenge. If there are sequels (anyone feel free to take up the role of the other ring-bearer), I won't be keen to try to make it fit into the other piece. :)

  • Posted 10 days ago
Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

I love this. I want to know more about these rings, their origins, their connection to each other, and the significance of what they mean to the bearers. Nice bit of worldbuilding here, Elsha, as always.

  • Posted 7 days ago
  • 5 out of 5

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