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I just want to put out there that I am a beginner at writing and my native language isn’t English. So it’s possible that I’ll make mistakes. The reason I chose to post on this platform is because I wanted to learn and grow trough the experience. If anyone has some tips or constructive advise, be free to react or contact me!

Also I want to inform that I added categories to my blog, so 1# Notebook will sometimes written in Dutch and The world of The Areandria will be always in English.

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#4

Chapter 2: Unexpected

“Suit your behavior and posture, don’t show your skin, lie if you must and don’t do something that attracts attention to you even more”.- That was all I had to keep in mind tonight. Besides all the names of  the thousands  guests that are going to be there as well. Names of one’s that lived too long in my opinion.

“Very well, you know who we are going to meet tonight?”-  I thought I heard a little tremble in her voice. She was nervous, I could tell. She doesn’t get like that with anything, its just weird. I knew that she went  to this gathering 500 years ago, what was it that made her so restless. When I just wanted to ask her the reason, I sensed someones presence at the door.

“Lady Luciana we are done preparing everything for Lady Aelliana.”

“Very well Maya, we are done here. Aelliana you should go and get dressed. We are leaving soon.”

I sighed, again. Yes I do that a lot, I hate getting dressed up in suffocating fancy dresses. I have to keep my skin hidden except for my face and hands so no one gets appealed by my scent. Yes my scent, because that is what drives this world’s creatures crazy. At least some of them.

I walked out of the room into the hallway, with very tall ceilings. One glass wall that looked upon the gardens and one white wall with doors. We walked by two doors and came in to the dressing room. The room was large with white dressoirs as large as the walls itself. Dresses, purses, shoes, you name it. This was the room that contained fashion of the centuries. I saw a dress on the counter in the middle of the room, everything was already chosen from stockings to shoes.

“I hope you like it my Lady”

“At least wipe that smile away from your face, you’re enjoying this too much.” – She knew very well that this was torture for me. She walked away giggling to the counter to take the dress.

“I can’t wear this, its too tight. Why is it so hard to get in a damn dress!” – Maya didn’t even button up the back of the dress and I already felt claustrophobic.

“It suits your figure quite well my Lady, you look beautiful. I knew this would suit you!” – When I turned around to look in the mirror, I saw Maya staring at me with big sparkly eyes. Of course she chose the dress! She wasn’t much older then me, in fact we were born in the same year a couple months apart. Her mother worked for my mother in the castle and she was always around as long as I could remember.

I looked up at my own reflection, a wine red dress that hugged my figure with a mermaid tail in the back. It felt a little velvety but it wasn’t, the fabric had a nice feeling to it. It complemented my honey blonde hair, I actually looked good. I sat down in front of the mirror.

“Maya will you come with me tonight?”

Maya answered with a faint voice while putting my hair in a bun.

“I can’t my Lady, but mother will be there. So don’t be concerned, if anything goes wrong…, well lets hope it doesn’t! Just stay with them and don’t do something stupid!”

Just when she was picking up some pins I took her hand.

“Tell me what you know, you’re hiding something from me.”

She looked surprised but relieved at the same time. Its not in her nature to keep secrets.

“Aelliana, I heard from mother that the host of the gathering is a Pureblood.”

“So? That isn’t anything odd or special. They are Purebloods, you know  what they fear the most, The EchluĂ«den.”

Maya looked at me with a worried face. “Not just a Pureblood, the very first Pureblood AND Lord of the cold-ones and warm-ones. He was there when the very first EchluĂ«den was chosen. Because he was created first.”

A chill ran down my spine. “The very first one! That would make him…”

“Yes Aelliana, that would make him millions of years old. As old as your bloodline.”

#3

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.

#2

 Prologue:  History of balance

The Echluëden

An ancient system of balance trough out time. As long as time existed so did The Echluëden. One chosen bloodline with the most heavy responsibility you can imagine. And with responsibility comes power and with power comes pain.

 

 

 

#1

Hi, internet.

First of all I want to share that I am bilingual, so its possible that I will be posting in more then one language. But I will post mainly in English. But you will have to excuse me if something isn’t written correctly or the grammar doesn’t add up -sorry.

(Het kan zijn dat ik af een toe in twee of meerdere talen typ, ik ben meertalig – ik denk ook in meerdere talen. Zoals ik al zei, hersenspinsels.)