Chapter 1: Soar
A beautiful bird flying with its large blue wings danced in the air, a beautiful silhouette that melted into the sun while it swirled higher and higher. I always looked up at creatures that could go as high as they wanted when they wanted. As for me I sat in this huge room, embellished with the most fancy and pretty things a human eye could see.
“You will have to attend whether you want or not young Lady!”
As I watched the creature budge in the sky, I envied her more and more. I wonder when I would taste the clouds like that.
“This is the most important gathering every 500 years, I attended and now its your turn!”
I sighed. “I don’t want to go mother, I hate gatherings like that. Same old people, same old conversations and same old glaring.”
I rolled with my eyes, cause that’s what children do when their parents try to make them do what they don’t want, right? With her usual frown on her face she went on with her usual nagging. That frown of hers, it wasn’t always there. I looked away at the window.
“You’ll go, and that’s the last of it! I don’t want to get in trouble with The Councils, you know they won’t leave it alone if you don’t go. I already have enough on my plate as it is, don’t make this any harder for me. Please, Aelliana?”
It was painful for me every time when mother said please, because I knew that she only did that when she was really stuck.
I folded my arms. “I’ll go if you go!”
And that was when my mother gave me the death stare, she opened her mouth to say something but backed out and decided to not say anything after all. Because she knew this was her only change to get me to that lousy party. As I maintained my posture, I gave away a faint smile as she walked out of the room.