Mèng and Yáo had never been separated for more than moments since the dawn of time. They called themselves sisters, though really each was a reflection of the other, and neither complete on her own. Together, they formed a single, harmonious whole, lending grace and beauty to the Zodiac.
They were Gemini, twinned through eternity, spinning the lives of all those born under their sign. And spin them they did.
Mèng, the more serious of the duo, was also more intellectual, prizing knowledge above all else. Quick witted, she had a sharp tongue and could be critical, sometimes cutting her sister deeply with it, though never with any real intention to hurt.
Yáo embodied playfulness. She was naturally curious, though a dilletante when it came to understanding anything in depth. And her sensitivity and mood swings were something to behold.
The twins were polar opposites, forever twinned, forever complementing one another, forever complete only when they were together.
So when Aquarius decided to go walkabout on a planet called Earth and invited only Yáo, both sisters looked at her as if she had lost her mind.
Aquarius quickly backpedaled, saying, “I mean, of course you can come, Mèng. But it’s really for a lark and I thought you might not enjoy it. You know…humans, fickle, superficial…it’s not really your thing, is it?”
Mèng eyed Yáo speculatively. Yáo eyed her back.
“You did want to visit that dreary rock planet,” Yáo said. “I haven’t the slightest interest in that.”
“All right,” Mèng answered. “I suppose we could go our separate ways for a few days. Just be sure to be back here in under a week. Who knows what will happen if we’re apart too long? We might destabilize every Gemini in the universe.”
Yáo practically jumped with joy and immediately ran to pack. Mèng waited until she was out of sight, then hugged Aquarius. “Thank you for doing this. I really need to study the geological formations of Tau-Xeta and couldn’t convince Yáo to come along or to stay home.”
“Do you think she suspects?”
“Not at all,” Mèng answered. That part of our personality belongs to me.”
I recently had a lot of fun creating a series of Asian Fae Zodiac images. I started with Gemini, which is my sign. I liked those so much that I decided to create images for the entire Zodiac. You can find the rest on my Instagram if you’d like to see them.
I knew I wanted to write a story for this image, but I’d put it on the back burner. When I made it my profile image on Insight Timer, one of my friends there commented that she couldn’t wait to see the story I would write for it—before even knowing that I planned to write one.
Of course, I had to get down to business and write this, though it won’t publish for a month from the date of writing. (Sorry Connie!)
In some ways I’m a true Gemini, though in others I don’t fit the profile at all. For example, I’m not extroverted. Gemini is considered to be the chameleon of the Zodiac, being highly adaptable. I think that fits. Curiosity and a desire to learn about everything? Check! Juggler of hobbies, passions, and careers? Check, check, and check. Creative? You tell me! Moody? Well, I do have bipolar disorder.
I almost forgot! Mèng is a Chinese girl’s name meaning dream or vision. Yao means jade. They’re often combined into a single name, so I thought it fitting to give my twins each half of the combination.
What about you? What’s your sign? Do you think your personality matches?
Cute surprise ending 🥰
So worth the wait! Tricky Méng, I didn't expect that. What a beautiful gift 🎁