The Myth of Boudainvillea by: Nauru Ventura
Once upon a time, in a far away kingdom, there lived a wise and great king named King Bouguille. He was a well-respected and honorable leader of Bouguilla Kugndom. He had a son named Prince Bougan who was also admired because of his intelligence, humility, modesty and charm.
One day, while the prince was riding on his horse, he saw a beautiful young lady lying unconsciously near the palace. He was captivated by the lady’s beauty even in just first sight. The prince decided to bring her home to check her condition.
The next day, The gorgeous lass regained her consciousness. The moment she woke up and opened her eyes, Prince Bougan was more amazed by her innocent looks and angelic face. He fell in love with the unknown lady. He was speechless . . .
After a few minutes, the girl spoke. She asked where she was and why she was there. The prince explained that he found her unconscious outside the palace. Because of the Prince’s Gentleness and warm welcome, the lady felt that she was in safe hands. She introduced herself as Villa from a Remote Kingdom. She narrated what happened to her and her family while they were on a trip. An accident happened in the midst of their journey wherein only her survived from the tragedy.
The prince pitied the lady’s fate. Because of this, he asked King Bouguille to let Villa stay in the Kingdom. Villa will serve the palace for the rest of her life.
As time passed by. Prince Bougan and Villa got closer and attracted to one another. Their hearts formed a feeling called love. They were so happy being together. For this reason, they decided to confess their relationship to the king so that they could be together forever. But instead of being happy for his son, The king got angry and decided to throw Villa outside the Kingdom. King Bougan wanted his son to marry a rich and walthy Princess. He arranged a marriage for Prince Bougan and Princess Louise, the daughter of the Ruler in Louisille Kingdom.Villa found this out assuming that Prince Bougan doesn’t love her anymore. She was very hurt and decided to end up her own life.
At the wedding day, Prince Bougan dind’t arrive. HE reached for Villa only to find out that she’s already dead. He shouted and cried but Villa couldn’t hear him anymore. He can’t accept that Villa was gone. His heart was broken into pieces. “What is the sense of life if Villa is not beside me?”, Prince Bougan thought. The took out his sword and stabbed himself. He died on top of Villa’s body.
King Bougavilla witnessed what happened to his only son. He regret the time he didn’t let Bougan and Villa’s love grow. He even hated himself for being a selfish King and Father.
After a week, a flower grew on the site where Bougan and Villa died. The people living near that area called it BOUGAINVILLEA in honor of the two lovers whose love wasn’t given a chance.
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