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A story about a girl named Norm, who learns that there is more than what just appears before the surface. View table of contents...


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Submitted:Jan 5, 2013    Reads: 4    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   


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The sound rose from the kitchen. Sighing, Norm got up from her bed, where she had been reading, and went downstairs to see what was making all this noise.

"Lorinth, no!" Norm cried as she rushed down the last couple stairs and ran into the kitchen, immediately understanding what had happened. Her new pet, Lorinth, had knocked over the entire table, overtopping all the bowls that had been inside. Norm's mother had left everything there while she went out to the greenhouse to grab a couple ingredients. Norm had seen her leave through her bedroom window.

Shooing Lorinth out of the kitchen, Norm started to clean up the mess, grumbling as she did. Lorinth was a sheern, animals that were known for their over enthusiastic personalities. Her father had found Lorinth lying outside on the side of the road and had taken pity on her, bringing her home. At first Lorinth had been a joy to take care of, accepting everything that was given to her as a blessing and a gift. But as her health got better, so did her attitude. Soon she was going around ripping up the curtains that cost a month's salary and toppling things over left and right. Norm knew that deep down, she did really love Lorinth with all her heart, but sometimes she was such a nuisance.

While Norm was pondering over all this, her Mother, Anemia, walked in. Gasping, she looked over at Norm.

"What happened here?!" she exclaimed as she bent down and started cleaning things up as well.

"Lorinth got in here and knocked everything over." Replied Norm as she carefully scooped up everything that could be saved and put them in their respective bowls.

"Oh dear, I knew I was forgetting something; I should have locked the doors. I don't know what your father was thinking, bringing that animal home. Life would be so much easier without it here" Anemia said harshly.

Norm momentarily forgot what she was doing and looked up at her mother, gaping. "Mom! Surely you don't mean that… I mean I know Lorinth can be such a nuisance sometimes but she's so adorable and funny! How can you say no to her floppy ears and pleading eyes?" she said.

"I know… I didn't mean all I said. I just meant… never mind Normalia, why don't you go back up to your room and do whatever you had been doing? I can finish up from here, don't worry." Anemia kindly said, but with an authoritive tone of voice, slightly pushing Norm towards the doors leading to the stairs up to Norm's bedroom.

Norm knew that whenever her mother used her full name, the discussion was over. Lately, she had noticed how on the edge her mother seemed and just blamed it on stress. It was true; Norm's coming of age birthday was coming in just a couple weeks. Although Norm was extremely excited for it, she was also quite nervous.

CRASH

The sound rose from the kitchen. Sighing, Norm got up from her bed, where she had been reading, and went downstairs to see what was making all this noise.

"Lorinth, no!" Norm cried as she rushed down the last couple stairs and ran into the kitchen, immediately understanding what had happened. Her new pet, Lorinth, had knocked over the entire table, overtopping all the bowls that had been inside. Norm's mother had left everything there while she went out to the greenhouse to grab a couple ingredients. Norm had seen her leave through her bedroom window.

Shooing Lorinth out of the kitchen, Norm started to clean up the mess, grumbling as she did. Lorinth was a sheern, animals that were known for their over enthusiastic personalities. Her father had found Lorinth lying outside on the side of the road and had taken pity on her, bringing her home. At first Lorinth had been a joy to take care of, accepting everything that was given to her as a blessing and a gift. But as her health got better, so did her attitude. Soon she was going around ripping up the curtains that cost a month's salary and toppling things over left and right. Norm knew that deep down, she did really love Lorinth with all her heart, but sometimes she was such a nuisance.

While Norm was pondering over all this, her Mother, Anemia, walked in. Gasping, she looked over at Norm.

"What happened here?!" she exclaimed as she bent down and started cleaning things up as well.

"Lorinth got in here and knocked everything over." Replied Norm as she carefully scooped up everything that could be saved and put them in their respective bowls.

"Oh dear, I knew I was forgetting something; I should have locked the doors. I don't know what your father was thinking, bringing that animal home. Life would be so much easier without it here" Anemia said harshly.

Norm momentarily forgot what she was doing and looked up at her mother, gaping. "Mom! Surely you don't mean that… I mean I know Lorinth can be such a nuisance sometimes but she's so adorable and funny! How can you say no to her floppy ears and pleading eyes?" she said.

"I know… I didn't mean all I said. I just meant… never mind Normalia, why don't you go back up to your room and do whatever you had been doing? I can finish up from here, don't worry." Anemia kindly said, but with an authoritive tone of voice, slightly pushing Norm towards the doors leading to the stairs up to Norm's bedroom.

Norm knew that whenever her mother used her full name, the discussion was over. Lately, she had noticed how on the edge her mother seemed and just blamed it on stress. It was true; Norm's coming of age birthday was coming in just a couple weeks. Although Norm was extremely excited for it, she was also quite nervous.

Norm was a faerie. In her life, there exist two clans of faeries. There were the Cosmo Faeries, who also consisted of the royal family. They were where everyone would stereotype as the "good faeries". Norm was one of them. For faeries that came from the Cosmo clan, once they reached 15, they were deemed as equals to the adults. This was celebrated by a coming of age birthday, where each and every faerie was given a power. These weren't considered magical, but more like talents. Norm's mother, Anemia, was capable of growing anything by singing or even talking to the plant. Norm's father, Boornk, could control water, bringing it in vast amounts all around. Norm was excited to find out what hers would be.

However, where there are good faeries, there are always bad. The bad would be the faeries that lived across the valley from the Cosmos and they were known as the Inferious Faeries. Surrounded on all sides by mountains, these two clans were the only that Norm knew of. The Inferious Faeries weren't exactly all evil. But their ruler, Melandus, definitely was. He drowned the clan into an eternal spiritual darkness. He became not only their leader, but a tyrant, backed up by his ever faithful council, that consisted none other than the founders of the Inferious clan. The citizens could no longer make choices by themselves and were all ordered around by Melandus. The leaders of the Cosmo clan longed to bridge the gap between the two clans, and to make Melandus realize how terrible his motives were. Many citizens tried convincing the leaders to start a war, but the leaders refused, saying they were faeries of peace and would not stoop down to the levels of uncivilized creatures.

Living in the Cosmo clan, Norm disliked Melandus and the Inferious, having been brought up so. To be part of the Inferious clans was shameful and were shunned whenever they came near the gates of Cosmo





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