This was requested by someone. I swear! I'm not a good writer, though.
Concept and written by: Strawberry Proofread by: My good friend, Patrick
Clouds quickly filled the seemingly lifeless black sky, forming together like globs of grey and white paint. Tiny white polka-dots materialized from the clouds above, slowly falling towards the ground below, coating the top of the deep snow blanket enveloping the small village of Evertear. Every crystallized snowflake was as uniquely created as the beings that inhabited the planet Xale. A young girl stood knee-deep in the snow, her delicate, thin legs soaking wet. She joyously looked up towards the sky, her rosy tongue sticking out from her soft, pink lips, attempting to catch the tiny cream-white orbs that descended from above.
The still night air was abruptly disturbed by the once quiet murmurs of the surrounding villagers becoming louder. Coming to her senses, the girl hurried over to the crowd swarming in the middle of the village. She leaped several times, desperate to find the heart of the commotion. Flapping her gray wings, she floated above the villagers and looked ahead.
A large stage had been built in the center of Evertear. On top of the contraction stood seven shadowy-like figures, fanned out with a single silhouette in the front, two more behind it, and four others positioned in the back. Suddenly, two eye piercing lights blasted on, and music began to play. Two slender girls started dancing to the beat of the rhythm, while the other five entertainers were performing the music on their instruments. The villagers began to clap and move along with the flow of the melody.
Gently dropping to the ground, the girl cautiously moved through the chaotic, yet joyous crowd toward the troupe. She held her pale-as-snow hands together and closed her violet eyes, as the warm sound seeped through her long pointed ears, her heart, and into her soul. Her thoughts were abruptly interrupted by a playful shove from the back. She turned around quickly, her fluffy blonde hair soaring around her small, delicate face.
Gylwen Faowind stood there, her purple eyes shining like jewels that have just been polished.
“There you are, Aelina!” she grinned. “Want to dance?” She threw her tanned hands out for Aelina, who grabbed onto them tightly. “I knew you wouldn’t say no! Heh!”
The girls moved their bodies to the music, twirling each other around in circles. Gylwen took lead, although Aelina felt that her friend had no sense of rhythm. Regardless, she smiled, having a good time. However, Gylwen occasionally saw her best friend stare over at the stage in intervals. Frustrated, she pulled Aelina to the side.
She placed her hands on her hips. “Is something bothering you? You seem preoccupied, “ she said, curiously.
Aelina nodded, lowering her head. “I suppose I am, I’m sorry. It’s just that… It looks so much fun up there.”
“More fun than being with your best friend?” Gylwen asked, playfully.
“They look like they’re having a good time,” Aelina noted to Gylwen. “I just wish, for a little while, I could try the theater life.”
Gylwen looked away. “Maybe so, Aelina, but… what can you do? I don’t recall you playing any instruments or dancing well.”
Aelina looked back up at Gylwen, sighing. “I’m not sure, but…” Suddenly a faint smile formed on her face. “I could sing!”
“Are you sure? Do you have what it takes?” Gylwen asked her.
Aelina glanced at the stage, and the performers. “I’ll let them tell me. For now, it will be just you and me, Gylwen!”
Gylwen laughed as Aelina grabbed her by the hand, dancing with her until the stroke of midnight.
The clouds floated away from each other as the falling snow gradually faded away. It was silent once more, as the troupe was packing up for a night’s rest. Warily, Aelina approached the band, with hope in her bright eyes. One of the boys looked up quickly from his instrumental case as he heard her movement through the wet snow. Covered in Aelina’s small shadow, he stood up, staring at her with his dark brown, lifeless eyes.
Annoyed, he mused, “what do you want?”
Aelina played with her thumbs; a war between her hands began, as she stared at the snow nervously, “… Could I possibly, join up with you?”
He laughed callously at her, his spiky blonde hair jiggling with each movement his body made. “No,” he said after calming down.
One of the dancers, a dark skinned girl walked towards them, tapping her foot with impatience. She closed her lush purple eyes, shaking her head and her long dark violet hair with it.
“Esmond, be nice,” she told him. “I’m sorry –“
“Aelina,” Aelina interrupted her.”
“Gotcha, Aelina… We don’t just let anyone in. You must have… some sort of musical talent.”
The dancer looked at another young man sitting cross-legged on the stage, polishing his flute. He lifted his head, stood up and walked over to Aelina, leisurely examining her.
“Is there a problem? Tsuki?” he asked.
“This girl would like to join our group,” Tsuki replied.
“Hello,” the boy said, smiling with his emerald green eyes as well as his mouth. He pulled his shoulder-length sea blue hair away from his face with his fingers. “What can I do for you?”
“I would like to sing for your band,” Aelina told him.
“Do you have any experience?” the boy asked her.
Aelina shook her head, “Well, I…”
Cutting her off, the boy patted Aelina on the shoulder. “Why don’t you sing for us right now?”
Aelina nodded, clearing her throat, opened her mouth, and the soothing element of sound was created, flowing through their bodies; a strong, yet gentle sound resonating into their ears. The boy noted Aelina’s potential, clasping his hands together. When she finished, her cheeks became rosy red with embarrassment, as she looked away –not knowing what to say or do.
After a long silence, the boy finally said, “You certainly have talent…” He casted his hand out at Aelina, introducing himself. “I’m Aidan Callaghan.”
“Aelina Rowan. Pleased to meet you,” Aelina took his hand, and felt a pleasant sensation travel throughout her body.
“My only concern is your age,” Aidan said. “How old are you? Fifteen? Sixteen?”
“Sixteen,” Aelina told him.
“I suppose you still live with your parents, I assume?” Aidan sighed.
“I assure you, it will be no problem,” Aelina smiled. “I’m sure they won’t mind at all! They’re very… lenient. How long will you be in town?”
Aidan quickly glanced over at the other band members, then shot back at Aelina. “We’re leaving the island tomorrow, in the morning. We couldn’t afford the long trip here from the northern continent...”
Aelina smiled. “Alright, I’ll see you then!” She waved, then cheerfully dashed off through the snow away from the stage, disappearing in the distance.
This post has been edited by Strawberry: Aug 15 2012, 11:33 AM
I thought that might be the case and it would have to work that way if you want them to have them visualized from the beginning. Lol! No, you should keep the other guys. It will bring them to life to along with the main character.
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