The strong wind makes the tress leaves rustle from side to side.
Rain pours heavily. Thunder roars angrily and lightning bolts
come out of the sky. The Nymphs, Centaurs, Elves, Sylphs, Fauns
and talking animals will be safe tonight . . . I guess.
The fighting that has been going on has stopped. Or so I
presume. Dragons haven't flown over here for a while, destroying
our homes and crops. Their riders, the Clynds have not killed the
creatures and humans. We are too weak to fight them. We are not
enough to win the battle. We wait everyday knowing that one day;
we'll have to leave this Earth.
My name is Alana. I am a future seer. I can ambience,and sense the
consternation and terror or exhilaration that people are going to
But right now, I'm scared. Scared off
my guts. I don't know why I'm scared. I've always been scared.
Scared for no reason. I don't know why, but I've always lived my
life in fear. I have a feeling that something terrifying and
gruesome is going to happen.
I hear a loud bang and scream through
the roaring storm. Something bad's happening. Something bad is
going to happen. I can feel it. I don't feel good.
I curl myself into a tight ball,
under my blanket, shaking violently. I close my eyes trying not
to be scared. Not from the roaring thunder, lightning flashes,
howling wind and heavy rain but from the screaming and yelling
coming outside my window.
War, has been going on a long time
and I, my Mother and everyone in my village in live in fear of an
attack. My Father died in the war many years ago. The war that
has been going on has been between the King of Arion and the King
I want to hide somewhere.
Somewhere safe. Somewhere where no war goes on and people don't
'Why are people yelling?' I
wonder . . . Maybe they are scared of the storm just like I
I hear the door slam but I don't move.
I just want to shut my eyes and sleep. But I can't. My door
opens. Someone bursts into my room, grabs my covers and starts
shaking me. I open my eyes. It's my Mother. I wonder what she's
doing in my room.
"Alana," she whispers. I hear loud,
echoing footsteps coming through from the hallway.
"You have to get out of here. You have
to leave this place now." She continues.
I don't know what's going on. Why is
it only me that has to leave?
I can hear loud, piercing screams
coming from my window. The footsteps are getting louder and
louder. I know that someone is going to my mother's room.
"Why aren't you coming mother?" I
Tears flow from my Mother's eyes. She
hugs me tightly and says "They're here."
I instantly know who she's talking
about. The King of Arion and his army have entered our village.
My Mother grabs me by the arm. Someone is coming into my room. I
can tell by the footsteps. Mother opens the window swiftly. I see
bolts of lightning and I can hear roaring thunder. What I see
makes my blood run cold.
Houses are on fire. People and
Creatures are on the ground. I know what has happened to them.
They are dead.
Mother picks me up, kisses my
fore-head and gives me her ruby necklace.
She say's the words I'll never forget
"Never forget who you are." And she then helps me climb out of
I don't look back.
Someone screams. I stop dead in my
tracks and turn around. I look to my window. There's a struggle
going on between my Mother and someone else.
Someone drops to the ground and the
other shadow looks out of the window.
What I see makes my spine shiver in
fear. The person isn't my Mother. It's a Beast. A hideous-looking
beast. It's a Clynd. The wind howls loudly, making me
My Mother is dead. I know it. She's
with my Father now. She's now in a place where there's peace and
My eyes are fixed on the Clynd. I see
its face very well because of the lightning. The Clynd has a scar
running across its fore-head, its two horns stick out of its head
like a sharp butcher's knife and by the looks of the shoulders,
it look's very muscular. It has a short, black, beard and deep
The Clynd looks my way. I turn around
instantly. Houses are on fire. People and Creatures are running .
Some are fighting.
"Get her!" A loud, deep voice
Clynds turn towards me.
I see swords. Huge, sharp swords high
in the air.
I'm in trouble. I know it.
The Clynd is after me. It wants me
dead just like my mother.
Run! Run! My mind yells out to
I turn towards the pathway leading
into the Forest.
I don't look back.
I run as fast as my legs can take
I get up again.
I'm in the Forest. There's no turning
back now. The wind is very strong and I'm running into it. It's
quite hard to run. The wind makes me numb.
The ground is slippery and there are
puddles of icy, cold water on the ground. All I can see in the
Forest is lightning. Lightning bolts. I see the tress leaves sway
and russling in the wind.
The sky is black. The moon isn't in
sight. It's the lightning bolts that guide my way. The rain pours
heavily on me. I'm drenched and soaking wet. I'm cold.
Icy cold water soaks my feet.
The howling wind, roaring thunder and
lightning frightens me.
The trees all around me look like
monsters and ghosts.
I make my way through over-grown grass
as the Clynds come after me.
My heart beats rapidly.
I'm scared and alone.
I'm an orphan.
What am I going to do? I wonder. Where
will I go? Where will I stay? Questions pour in my head, as I
I'm scared that my life would soon
The Clynds are closing in on
I keep running. I pretend I'm running
to meet my Parents in the Fields. I imagine seeing my Father with
his arms wide open and my Mother smiling happily. She never
smiled after Father's death.
I can see myself running into my
I slip and fall down onto the damp,
cold, wet ground. I get up and keep on running.
Loud, rapid footsteps are behind
I've nearly reached my Father.
"Come Alana. You're nearly there." He
I'm getting closer and closer to
Something's coming my way. It's aiming
for my head.
"Alana get down!" My Father
I bend low. A long, sharp, deadly
looking sword fly's towards a tree.
I'm in trouble.
I want to disappear.
I don't want to be alive.
I hate war.
I wish I wasn't born.
I wish I never existed.
I turn around. There's a huge
fire-ball burning fiercely, even the rain can't quench it.
The Clynds are yelling in pain and
I run around looking for somewhere to
"Never forget who you are Alana."
"We'll always be with you. Your mother
and I love you very much." Father says.
He disappears with Mother.
Tears fall from my eyes. I'm alone
now. I'm only left with the necklace my Mother gave to me.
Someday, I'll join her and Father in a
A place where there's tranquility,
happiness and joy. A place where there's no war.
But for now, I'll just have to wait
for that day.