Chapter 0:

The Significance of a Wish

My First and Last Kiss Was With You


What does a wish mean to you?

If you could make any wish and have it come true, would you?

In this world, wishes are wonderful and profound manifestations of a person’s greatest desire. They occur when someone vocalizes their truest feelings and earnestly hopes for them to come true.

But not all wishes are wonderful or beautiful. Some wishes are born from malice and hatred. This is a world that indiscriminately grants wishes, regardless of what they may be. It is not a kind world, but neither is it hostile.

However, wishes are still miracles in the end. An occurrence that can only appear once in a lifetime. No matter how lenient the world is, someone can only ever make one wish.

Those who carelessly make a wish often lead lives of regret, but the same can also be said for the ones who hold tightly to their sole wish, refusing to open their hearts until it is far too late.

Perhaps most importantly though, is the fact that wishes are instruments that one can wield to change the very fundamentals of the world. They are aberrant forces that could rend the world asunder with a mere word.

Yet, the world remains intact to this day. Even with such a large potential for chaos, the world is yet to be destroyed.

This is because even the miraculous power of wishes must bend to the most ancient law of the world: for everything gained, there must be something lost.

One might be able to find love, but in return, they might lose time, relationships, or something else entirely. Nothing is without its cost, no matter how beautiful it may seem at the time.

And wishes are no exception.

Every wish has a cost associated with it. That is, its “geas.” The greater the effects of the wish, the more difficult the geas. Without satisfying this geas, even the greatest wish is no more than a vocalization of one’s desire. It cannot manifest miracles.

Perhaps a simple wish like “I want to be happy” can be granted by merely making someone else smile whereas a more difficult wish like “I want the power to create life” can only be manifested once another life is taken.

Sinister as it may seem, the geas does not discriminate. It merely assigns the appropriate cost to the appropriate wish with pure objectivity.

Once given, a geas can never be retracted, even if one’s wish is no longer desired. It is a burden that one must carry for the entirety of their lives.

Knowing this, would you still like to make a wish?

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