In the end, there was a beginning, and in this beginning, there was nothing. Nothing began to change. Nothing could see everything. It looked, and looked everywhere, but did not move. Nothing began to change again, into Coincidence. Coincidence saw more than she did before. When she looked around she could see other things that began at the ending. She saw Fate. Fate looked at her, and she looked back at him.
“Hello,” Fate said to her, looking around as she did, “I was nothing.”
“Hey,” Coincidence looked around casually, “ yeah, so?”
Coincidence began to walk. She walked around looking at everything that began at the end as nothing and turned into something. As if by chance, she’d walk into nothing that meant something to her. And along followed Fate. Fate watched Coincidence carefully. And wherever Coincidence went, Fate went too.
Coincidence walked until she saw something else. She stopped and looked upon an unfamiliar face. This face belonged to Lust. Lust looked at her with his dark hair and piercing blue eyes.
“Why, hello there, Coincidence,” Lust smirked, putting his arm around her.
“What are you doing, sweet-heart,” Lust took her face in his hands and looked in her eyes.
Fate stood behind this scene and just watched. He knew what was going to happen, but he just waited.
“I think you look lovely today, Coincidence,” Lust said impatiently, waiting for her to respond positively.
“Uh, thanks,” she said blankly, noticing her shoe was untied, “Excuse me,” she slipped out of his arms and knelt down to tie her shoe.
“C’mon, baby, let me get that for you,” Lust tried to pick her back up and tie it for her, but Coincidence shrugged him off and did it herself. Then she began to walk again.
“Where’re you going, honey?” Lust seemed confused at her walking away.
“Good-bye,” Coincidence replied.
So, Coincidence walked on, looking at everything around her. As she walked further, the world around her grew darker. But Coincidence walked on.
“Get out,” a deep voice came out of the darkness, “now”.
“Where are you?” Coincidence asked cautiously, stopping in her tracks.
“I’m everywhere. Where are you?” The voice got louder, closer, but Coincidence stayed put.
“But why,” Coincidence asked curiously, patiently waiting for the mysterious voice to reveal itself.
“I said leave!”
“Who are you,” she persisted still.
“I am Wrath,” he replied, stepping out of the darkness.
His dark eyes were almost glowing with hate. His jaw clenched as he looked at her.
“Oh,” she replied, “I’m Coincidence.” She stuck out her hand for him to shake, but he ignored it.
“I don’t care. Leave me alone,” Wrath stomped away from her, and didn’t look back.
“Okay,” Coincidence hollered to him, “See you later!” Then she proceeded to walk on out of the darkness, and Fate followed. They walked silently through the world filled with nothing. Until they came across someone laying on the ground.
“Uh,” Coincidence poked the person with her foot, “are you okay?”
“Huh…. wha?….” the person grumbled sleepily.
“I asked if you were okay,” Coincidence stood over the sleepy man on the ground.
“Five more minutes, Mom,” he replied, rolling over without opening his eyes.
“I’m not Mom. I’m Coincidence,” she said, impatiently. He then peeked one eye open to see her standing over him.
“Oh… Hi…. I’m….. Sloth….. *snore*….” He fell asleep.
“Whatever.” Coincidence walked away, leaving Sloth sleeping on the ground. She left, and Fate followed. She walked until she heard someone crying.
“Hello,” she whispered, trying to listen to where the sound was coming from, “is anyone there?”
“Who’s there,” came a reply.
“Coincidence,” she said, looking at a girl sitting on the ground crying. Makeup running down her face and her beautiful blonde hair a mess.
“What’s your name,” Coincidence inquired.
“Envy,” the girl replied, looking up at Coincidence. Envy started crying again.
“Why are you crying?” Coincidence asked her, trying to comfort her.
“You’re just so pretty, and I’m just a mess. Why can’t I be like you?” Envy latched on to Coincidence and held fast.
“You can’t be me though,” Coincidence replied, startled at the touch.
“Why not,” Envy whined.
“Because I’m me, and you’re you,” Coincidence tried to reason, pulling Envy’s hands off her. She stood up and quickly walked away.
“Wait, don’t leave me!” Envy tried to get up, but one of her shoes were broken, so she tripped, which caused her to cry even more. But Coincidence kept walking, and Fate followed.
Coincidence walked on. She walked until she heard someone laughing. She followed the noise until she found another girl who almost ran into her. She was holding a mirror, and wasn’t paying attention to where she was going.
“Hey, watch it,” Coincidence said to her, steadying herself.
“Excuse you, I’m walking here.” The girl replied, without looking up from her mirror.
“Well, I was walking here first, you don’t need to be rude. Who even are you?”
“You mean you don’t know me? Hah. Quit joking. I’m Pride. Where have you been living, under a rock or something?” Now the girl looked up from her mirror to scowl at Coincidence.
“No, I’ve been living no where, because I was nothing, but now I’m something, that’s Coincidence.” Coincidence replied defensively.
“I’ll say you were nothing,” Pride retorqued, sauntering off. So, Coincidence walked off too, and Fate followed. So, Coincidence walked still. She walked until she heard a loud noise.
*NOM NOM NOM*
Coincidence looked around the corner and saw a very large man stuffing his face with all kinds of food.
*NOM NOM NOM NOM*
“HEY! I’M TRYING TO TALK TO YOU!” Coincidence lost patience with him.
“Whoa, no need to yell my fine friend. Who’re you anyways? Have I met you before? Man this is good food. I’m Gluttony. Did I mention this food was good?” Gluttony rambled on and on about food. Coincidence slowly backed away, and Fate followed.
Coincidence walked further and further, and she began to grow tired. She saw a hill that was so green, she thought it would be the perfect spot to rest her legs. But when she climbed the hill, she noticed that it wasn’t grass, but money that made this hill so green.
“WHAT’RE YOU DOING? YOU’RE GOING TO CRINKLE ALL MY MONEY!” Someone yelled at her from the bottom of the hill.
“Who’s there,” replied Coincidence from the top.
“Greed, NOW GET OFF MY MONEY!”
“Oh, sorry,” Coincidence replied slowly. She turned and walked away, and Fate followed.
Once she got to the bottom of the hill she sat and thought about all the people she met. Not one of them really took the time to get to know HER for who she was. Rather they used her for their own benefit.
She grew tired of trying to find something, or someone, to fill the emptiness inside her. She began to think about the people she met earlier. Lust had only wanted her for himself. Wrath didn’t want anything to do with her period. Sloth didn’t even know she was there, because he was asleep the entire time. Envy tried to convince her that she was this gorgeous person, because she felt she wasn’t pretty enough herself. Pride had only noticed herself and didn’t choose to accompany her, for she was nothing. Gluttony just wanted to eat all day. Lastly, Greed yelled at her for crinkling his money. She wasn’t sure what to do from here.
She decided to turn back and maybe go back to being nothing again, but as she turned around, she bumped into Fate, who was following her the whole time.
“Oh, sorry, I didn’t realize you were there. Funny seeing you again,” Coincidence muttered, looking at the ground trying to avoid eye contact.
“No, that’s quite alright,” Fate said, not taking his eyes off her, “for this was meant to be.” He then casually took her hand in his, and they walked back together. They talked about all the different miracles of the world that were once nothing. They then decided that they would try to change, for the better of the both of them and the others around them who were surrounded by lust, greed, envy, gluttony, laziness, wrath and pride.