Once upon a time, there lived a beautiful princess. Near the kingdom's castle is a small forest filled with beautiful flowers
When she was picking flowers, a strange man dressed in princely clothes walk passed by the forest.
I am Mariang Maganda, a princess of this kingdom. Where is the kingdom you are talking about?
Although a stranger, the princess fell in love at first sight at the handsome prince
I am Prince Aging, and I live in a nearby kingdom, your Majesty. And I would like to know thy name.
Where is the kingdom you are talking about?
But why are you so sad, my love?
The prince sadly bade her goodbye and started to leave. Confused, the princess asked him.
I have to go now, my love. I have to go home before it’s too late. If I don’t make it to our kingdom, I won’t be able to go home forever.
It is deep in the forest where no human can enter.
I love you too, my prince.
A friendship immediately grew. Everyday, the princess would wait for the prince at the forest and they would spend long hours together. One day, the Prince confesses his love for the Princess.
As he turn his back, the princess shouted after him.
Are you going back to see me? Will I see you tonight? I will wait in my garden for your return, my prince.
Oh, Princess Mariang Maganda, I love you so much
When suddenly he was gone! All that was left are the prince’s hands that she was firmly holding. Frightened and shocked, she buried the two hands in her garden and retired for the night full of sorrow.
The prince came back before midnight, they hold each other tightly and look into each others eyes ;he hold the princess in his arms and told her that he is about to leave.
Are you coming back?
I don’t know, my love. But please, always remember that you are the only woman I will ever love.
The princess tried to stop him from leaving by holding his hand firmly. The prince tried to let go of the hands that is grabbing him tightly.
Then she noticed strange plant on her garden. The plant is tall and bears fruits as she waited in vain. The fruits, to her surprise were very similar to the hands of the prince. It downed on her that the Prince Aging is not coming back. The fruit was later on called Banana.