Sapphire Blue

Sapphire Blue

Sapphire: Wisdom. Purity. Those where the two words Safira Night has to live off her entire life. Opal: Confidence. Faithfulness. Faith has acted like this her entire life, and she can't afford to change now. Garnet: Safety. Security. Aaron loves these qualities more than anything, but might a simple mistake make him lose them? " 'You need to be born by the rules. Live by the rules. Die by the rules or die because you did the opposite.' " That quote traumatizes Safira and she decides to find a way out of this horrible dystopia. In a world where you are born with a personality according to your birthstone, everything is neat and sorted out, but then Safira and Faith Night come into the picture and change everything.

published on October 12, 2014152 reads 34 readers 32 not completed
Chapter 1.
~Foreword~

~Foreword~

Before I start the story, I'm adding a small dictionary of birthstones, their month, and their personalities! Enjoy!

January's birthstone, the garnet, is thought to keep the wearer safe during travel.

February's birthstone, the amethyst, is said to strengthen relationships and give its wearer courage. At one time, only royalty could wear the gem. Ancient Greeks thought that the amethyst guarded against intoxication. In fact, amethyst comes from amethystos, a Greek word meaning "sober."

March's birthstone, the aquamarine, was thought to cure heart, liver, and stomach diseases—all one had to do was drink the water in which the gem had been soaking. Early sailors believed that aquamarine talismans, etched with the likeness of the sea god Neptune, protected them against ocean dangers.

April's birthstone, the diamond, in addition to being a symbol of everlasting love, was once thought to bring courage. In Sanskrit, the diamond is called "vajra," which also means lightning; in Hindu mythology, vajra was the weapon of Indra, the king of gods.

May's birthstone, the emerald, was one of Cleopatra's favorite gems. It has long been associated with fertility, rebirth, and love. Ancient Romans went so far as to dedicate this stone to Venus, the goddess of love and beauty. Today, it is thought that emeralds signify wisdom, growth, and patience.

June's birthstone, the pearl, has long been a symbol of purity. The ancient Greeks believed that pearls were the hardened tears of joy from Aphrodite, the goddess of love.

July's birthstone, the ruby, was regarded by ancient Hindus as the "king of gems." It was believed to protect its wearer from evil. Today, the ruby's deep-red color signifies love and passion.

August's birthstone, the peridot, symbolizes strength. It is sometimes called the evening emerald for its light green color. It was once believed that the green peridot crystals found in volcanic ashes were the tears of the volcano goddess, Pele. When set in gold, this gem was said to protect the wearer from nightmares.

September's birthstone, the sapphire, was once thought to guard against evil and poisoning. It was believed that a venomous snake would die if placed in a vessel made of sapphire. Traditionally a favorite stone of priests and kings, the sapphire symbolizes purity and wisdom.

October's birthstone, the opal, symbolizes faithfulness and confidence. The word comes from the Latin opalus, meaning "precious jewel." Necklaces with opals set in them were worn to repel evil and to protect eyesight.

November's birthstone, the topaz, symbolizes love and affection. It is believed to give the wearer increased strength and intellect.

December's birthstone, turquoise, is regarded as a love charm. It is also a symbol of good fortune and success, and it is believed to relax the mind and to protect its wearer from harm. Turquoise rings, in particular, are thought to keep away evil spirits.
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Adderstar
Name: Kaira
Age: 16
Looks: long silver hair dyed with streaks of dark blue, blue eyes, pale skin
Month of birth: April
Birthstone: Diamond See More▼
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on December 11, 2014
MockingjayDistrict
@MockingjayDistrict @Nightcat @Ravenclaw3243 @Rainbow_Dashy @Crimsonthehedgehog @DiamondTheHedgehog @Fearless @MyPatronusIsAMockingjayBecauseIAmADemigod @RedRibbonedGirl It's updated.
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Masubii_Chan
Cool!!!
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on November 26, 2014
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on November 26, 2014
The_Panda_Otaku
I messaged you my oc's @CrystalDiamond2323
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on November 03, 2014
evvvie_s
Name: Cass
Age: 17
Looks: Shaggy black hair, golden brown eyes, pale skin
Month of birth: July
Birthstone: Ruby See More▼
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on October 26, 2014
Masubii_Chan
Other/Backstory: She's a really sweet person. But, during 6th grade, everyone in her whole entire classroom treated her like dirt. They kept calling her names like shorty, gullible, and a crybaby. They also tormented her everyday by ripping her crafts, steal her homework to copy off of it(because she's one of the smartest people in her classroom), and even getting See More▼
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on October 24, 2014
Masubii_Chan
Name: Sophie
Age: 13
Looks: (See my profile for pic)
Month of Birth: January
Birthstone: Garnet See More▼
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on October 24, 2014
MockingjayDistrict
Name: Dawn
Age: 15
Looks: Golden brown hair, grey eyes, fair skin, pretty
Birthstone: Ruby
Likes: Books, Music, Family, Friends, Is a total hopeless romantic See More▼
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CrystalDiamond2323
alright! great OC!
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on October 24, 2014
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on October 24, 2014
Masubii_Chan
I guess that's why almost nothing bad happens when I'm traveling...and that's a really great story!!!!
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CrystalDiamond2323
thank you!
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on October 24, 2014
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on October 24, 2014
Fearless
awesome!
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on October 24, 2014
DiamondTheHedgehog
I like this story! ^_^ I guess you won't accept a sonic OC xD i'll try to make one for this story! When are u accepting?
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CrystalDiamond2323
starting now!
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on October 24, 2014
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on October 20, 2014
Nightcat
What's the job observing? The book-music syncing is cool
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CrystalDiamond2323
They just go and look how each job they're eligible for works.
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CrystalDiamond2323
@Nightcat yea, kinda
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on October 19, 2014
Nightcat
Oh like an internship or something?
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on October 19, 2014
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on October 19, 2014
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on October 19, 2014
CrystalDiamond2323
@MockingjayDistrict @Nightcat @Ravenclaw3243 @Rainbow_Dashy I updated SapphireBlue!
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on October 19, 2014
Nightcat
Nice idea Maybe in another chapter explain why the system is around birthstones, who decided the qualities. Why do they still go by this system?
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CrystalDiamond2323
Okay! I'll do a flashback soon ^_^ thx for suggesting!
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on October 15, 2014
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on October 15, 2014
CrystalDiamond2323
@Rainbow_Dashy I added a second chapter if u haven't read it yet
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Kisume
yaaay! just did
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on October 15, 2014
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on October 15, 2014
Ravenclaw3243
Good, itsjust that so many books now all are so similar. Divergent, Cancerian , Chosen...etc
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CrystalDiamond2323
i know. i just liked this idea have u read the updates btw?
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on October 24, 2014
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on October 12, 2014
MockingjayDistrict
15? Birth stones? It seems like a good idea, but it's almost the same as Cancerian!
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CrystalDiamond2323
jeez! no it isn't! 15 *cough* matchmaker *cough* chosen *cough* that's like saying Chosen is like Cancerian... which is kinda true, but i didn't trash u on comments about that!
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CrystalDiamond2323
@MockingjayDistrict okay but i have a weakness in writing... i can only write dystopian xD
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on October 12, 2014
MockingjayDistrict
@CrystalDiamond2323 I know it's just both my story and yours are dystopians that revolve around birthdays... I have an idea.... pm me
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on October 12, 2014
CrystalDiamond2323
@MockingjayDistrict okay... but the ages.. all my stories are 15. name one of my stories where the characters aren't 15 excpetl ike the qfeast gazette and stuff XD
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on October 12, 2014
MockingjayDistrict
Cancerian is about brithdays and so is this... I'm not trashing on you it seems like a good idea, just it's sorta similar... I'm sorry
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on October 12, 2014
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on October 12, 2014
Kisume
Awesome!
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on October 12, 2014