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|Author: Ashitaka||Added: May 12 2002||Views/Reads: 1718/1101||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
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****Prologue**** "Mother!" cries Amara, as she watches her mother get stabbed and fall to the ground. Amara runs to her mother's side, "Mother, mother, are you alive?" she shakes her mothers body. "Run Amara,run. Flee to the woods. I love you." with that Amara's mother dies. "I love you too mom" cries Amara. Amara stands up and whipes away her tears, smudging dirt across her face,and goes to see if Avis and her family are still alive. Amara finds her friend Avis hiding behind her big brother Drake. Avis is crying because Drake and herself are the only ones left alive of their family. Amara tries to calm Avis down, while listing to Drake say that they were the only ones left alive in the entire village. "Quick we have to run to the forest and escape the knights," says Drake pointing to some approaching knights. The three run up the hill leading to the forest and away from the village. They reach the top of the hill just in time to see the knights set fire to the village and gallop away on their horses. The three find a nice bed of moss at the trunk of an old willow tree, the long leaves reach the ground creating a curtain from the world, and they lay down to sleep. Amara wakes up, with a start, in a cold sweat from a bad dream of watching her mother die in front of her. She looks around and realizes that her dream did happen. She looks beside her and she sees Avis curled up against Drake. Amara gets up and walks out from under the curtain of leaves from the willow tree, she holds up her hand to shield her eyes from the bright morning sun as she looks down to what is left of her village. Half burnt houses, houses that are now just smoldering ashes. The smell of burnt flesh and burnt houses fill her nostrils and she fights the wave after wave of nausea that builds in her throat. Despite the smell Amara walks down to the village and heads to her house. She passes her neighbors burnt and mangled bodies. She reaches to where her house once stood, but now it's just smoldering ashes. She builds a cross for her mother and everyone else in the village. She leaves her house and heads slowly back towards the hill. As she reaches the top, Drake and Avis are just coming out from under the tree and look at Amara. Amara looks into their eyes and says "There is nothing left, there is no use staying here." "Your right," says Drake," We should head to the village by the castle and start a new life there." The three of them take one last look at their burnt village and then turn and walk into the forest. *I* "My lady I have a letter for you." says Margret, Princess Luna's Lady in Waiting. "Ah, Margret. What is this letter that you speak of?" Says Luna as she walks into her room from her balcony. "It was given to me in the market by Axel." "Axel, oh Margret let me have it." "Maybe I shouldn't, you know the king does not wanting you to speak, let alone love, him. He wants you to marry Lord Van, whom you also love." "Oh Margret you know I love both Lord Van and Axel, it's just a letter what harm can it do?" says Luna as she takes the letter from Margret and sits at her desk and opens the letter. Margret sits on a chair next to Luna's desk and watches Luna read the letter. "He wants to see me again, in the church down in the glen." "Luna do you forget that your father forbid you from leaving the castle, how are you going to see Axel if you can't leave the castle?" "Margret, sweet sweet Margret." "Don't even look at me like that. I'll help you but if your father finds out that I helped you, I'm dead meat." "Oh he won't find out, I'll say I did it all if he finds out. Now how am I going to get out of this castle unnoticed?" "A kitchen maid." says Margret thinking out loud. "What was that Margret?" says Luna as a smile spreads across her face. "Oh I said a kitchen maid. They have never seen you so they wouldn't recognize you. I can get some clothes from the laundry man and you can dress up and leave the castle through the kitchen." "Oh Margret that is a wonderful idea." exclaims Luna as she jumps up and hugs Margret. "OK, ok, stay here and I will go get your clothes," as Margret leaves Luna's room she turns back to Luna and says, "Do you really love Axel?" Luna looks outside through her balcony and past the castle walls, "I do." Margret smiles as she heads down to the basement to get the clothes for Luna. Luna sits at her desk and writes a letter for Axel to read, after their meeting. *************** "Axel I really don't think you should see Luna anymore. We have already been banished to the woods because of this." says Aurora calmly as she watches Axel Click here to read the rest of this story (201 more lines)
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