We all stare at the sky sometimes. Don't you? Don't you wonder how it's like, what's up there? Now science has taken over and we all know about the planets and the stars and the moon but...somewhere thousands and thousands of years ago, thousands and thousands of worlds away...in that somewhere...things were quite different.
Everyone knew about the people of the sky. How could someone not know? There was no sun, rain, thunder, snow without them. They controlled it all but most of all they protected it all. It all started when the Moon and the Sun married. The Moon was the most beautiful queen one's ever seen, dark blue eyes with a long light blue dress made of silk and her glittering black long hair falling over her shoulders and her husband, the Sun was a handsome man with golden eyes, broad bronze shoulders and blinding blond hair. They looked wonderful together and they loved each other very much but they did keep their promise to show themselves every 12 hours, sometimes the Sun showed himself longer than the Moon and the other way around.
The Sun and the Moon had two beautiful sons. The oldest was called Tempera, when he awake he was warm and glowing, when asleep he was cold and sometimes even frosty. He liked to sleep 3 months, be awake 3 months and in between he would be half asleep. That's how Earth, the lazy old man that held it all together, and the people living on him, experienced cold and hot temperatures and sometimes something in between.
The younger son was named Stallera. He was a beautiful young man and his eyes always glittered. He controlled the Stars on the Sky, the Kingdom of his family and always kept them in piece with the Cloud people.
The Sky Family lived happily in its crystal castle and for so many years it didn´t change. But, one day it seemed that more luck was in its way.
One day Stallera, at the age of 20, hunting a snow deer, was lost in the woods of the Falling stars. Before he knew it he came across a small cottage surrounded by beautiful creatures and singing birds. He knocked on the colorful flowery door, the door opened...and his eyes shined even more. Before him stood a beautiful maid, her hair long and colorful as the rainbow, her eyes green like a freshly grown clover, her lips red as a plucked cherry and her voice as she spoke:
'May I help you?'
'I..I' Our young man was lost as he had never seen such beauty and he never thought of the words he'd say when he would actually see one. 'I am lost.'
'That's all right. Luckily you found me. Come inside, tell me about your home and I will guide you there.'
Once inside the house, Stallera refused to come out without taking the girl's hand. And so in only a month Stallera had a wonderful wedding with his beautiful Miera at his side. His parents cried tears of fire and water in his happiness, his brother was awake for seven months and all the Stars and Clouds danced and laughed and shined in his honor.
Stallera and Miera lived fond of each other for many months. One day when Stallera was watching Miera pluck some roses in the garden of the Dawn, she looked at him and said:
'You love me don't you?'
'Yes, I love you with all my heart.'
'Then, you will tell me what I am about to ask you?'
'Where do your parents keep their glow?'
'Why do you want to know?'
'I have always wandered how they do it, how can the Sun be so bright all the time and how can the Moon be so mysterious?'
'It's their secret, I must say.' Stallera knew of course but he also knew how much his parents counted on his trust to never tell anyone their wonders.
'But you said you'd tell me everything.'
'I did, didn't I'?'
She smiled at him, her cheeks so sweet that even the roses stared at her.
'All right' said Stallera.' They keep their glow in a box under their bed.' They are not allowed to open it at the same time as the power of the two might ruin the Earth.'
'How do they open the box?'
'With the medallion that my mother wears, the crescent, and the golden ring that my father wears.'
'How sweet.' She added as she smiled at him shyly.
'Now I believe I deserve a kiss.' And Stallera took hold of his wife and kissed her so passionately that all the daisies looked away.