Chapter 1: Fomhar

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

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Comments: 12


Time's POV

Sitting on the rock overlooking Fómhar, our little village, I watch as the little ones are taught how to morph into their foals. My little sister is in that class, along with at least seven other five years olds. They are also taught how to control their Tribe powers – the ability to control the elements Earth and Wind. Our main powers form on the night of our thirteenth birthday, the day is full of celebrations that lead well on into the morning of the next day.

I stand up, close my eyes and connect with my inner horse – Iakona.Rise and shine, I whisper. My body begins to tingles as Iakona rises and my body morphs to accompany her.

My eyes open as my front hooves hits the solid rock beneath me. I push my hooves against the rock and race down the rock face.I gallop towards the centre of the forest, where our village lays. I hear hooves hitting the ground to the right of me and turn to find Klaus galloping behind me, his blue eyes alight with excitement.

His gold skin reflects the light that makes it through the leaves above. His dark brown hair flies wildly behind him. He could be mistaken for part of the East Tribe if it weren’t for the white leaf marking on the top of his hind leg.

He shakes his golden head and invites me to race him. I tell him that I will win easily and push myself forward.He soon falls behind.

As I break into the clearing homely noise fill me and with it comes a feeling of safety. I stop a foot or so away from the trees, turn and wait for Klaus to appear.

Klaus and I have been friends since I can remember; he’s always been around. My mother had told me that we couldn’t be separated when we were little; we use to follow each other around the village. He even stuck by me the first time I morphed and found what I was destined for. Three filled in red circles beneath my right eye lets everyone know what I am. A Healer – the first in fifty years in the North Tribe. The title speaks for itself – I heal others.

My gift actually revealed itself when I was ten instead of thirteen, something that only happens for Healers. I was taught by my grandfather, he is the only one that remembers how the last Healer was taught, how to use my gift. Since then I have put my gift to use. After a dispute between the South and West Tribe had a dispute I was taken to heal those that were hurt in the South Tribe.

The only other Healer is the Prince of the West Tribe, Fabian Darkspot. I have never seen him before but most say he only cares for his own Tribe.

Klaus finally breaks free from the trees two minutes later. He trots beside me as we make our may to our homes. Our families live side by side; which is handy, I don’t have to venture far to find my best friend.

As I walk through the front door father looks up from his work table and smiles at me. Diagrams fill his desk and the floor around him. His job in the village is to help construct buildings – he’s currently working on a building for the foals’ classes to be held in. He runs his hand down my snout and looks into my deep green eyes. “Your mother has gone to collect Kaiya for class, lunch will be served in ten minutes, go get dressed and we’ll walk there together.” He smiles, piling up his diagrams.

I nod my large head and trot through the bedroom I share with my little sister. All the houses are large enough to accompany our large horse bodies. I push the door closed with my snout then morph back into my human form.I wrap my arms around my naked body.

We live in the Autumn region which means I am acclimatized to relatively cold weather but recently it has been getting a little chillier.

I rummage through my draws and grab a pair of jeans and I nice woolly jumper. I walk out of the bedroom back through to where father is still pilling up his diagrams. I bend down to help with the ones on the floor and soon enough they’re all piled neatly on his desk.

I pull on his arm and he gets the idea when my stomach grumbles loudly. We both laugh and make our may to the dining area. The dining area is eight tables lined up – chairs fill either side, enough to fit everyone around them. There are forty-eight in our Tribe currently. Two women are pregnant, Kacey and Laura – they are expecting soon so that will take us up to fifty. The usual number for the Tribes, though the West Tribe always exceed that.

When we reach the tables most are already filled. Mother waves from a table in the middle and we go to join her and Kaiya. Kaiya is jumping up in her seat telling Mother about her lesson today. Kaiya first morphed about a week ago. My mother and father were both disappointed when she didn’t have the three dots beneath her eye, though they tried not to show it and did eventually get over it.

The food is passed down the table and we fill our plates, before passing the food on to the person next to us. Today’s lunch is chicken, potatoes and vegetables. My stomach grumbles until I fill it with potato. I shovel down the rest of it and knick a potato of my father’s plate. He fake gasps and I stick my tongue out before devouring the potato.

Kaiya always takes longer to eat than the rest of us; she cuts her food into tiny pieces to make sure she doesn’t get any down her dress. I shake my head as puts to tiniest piece of chicken I have ever seen in her mouth. I tap my foot against the floor impatiently, my parents usually prefer for me to wait until we are all finish.

“Go on Time.” Father sighs, trying not to grin at me. Father knows how much I hate waiting. I jump from the chair and run down the tables trying to find.

“You’ve missed him!” His mother shouts at me. “He’s already gone to the clearing to find the others.” Lucy is like a second mother to me. I smile and thank her and race of to my house.

Running into my bedroom I pack a bag full of clothes. I pack some marshmallows and sweets and loop the bag over my head. I race to the clearing. Us teenagers of the group had found a clearing and taken it as our own. We usually meet up for a couple of hours every other day to help each other control our powers, but recently we have been meeting up just to talk and hang out.

Klaus sits on a log in the clearing next to Tilly, who is giggling at whatever Klaus says. Everyone, except Klaus, knows Tilly fancies Klaus. Rya and Sam sit on another log, talking and holding hands. They had only been together for a couple of weeks. The adults thought it was about time they got together; they had known each other since childhood and were always holding hands.

I skipped to the middle of the group and spun in a circle. Stopping I giggled “So who’s ready for some toasted marshmallows?”

Tilly and Rya jumped up straight away. Rya ran up to me and took my arm. “I love marshmallows.” She squealed. Turning to Sam, she told him to start a fire. He rolled his eyes but obliged anyway, he’d do anything for Rya.

The rest of the afternoon involves talking and lots of marshmallow eating. We eat until we are fit to burst then sit staring up at the stars trying to make out pictures, whoever finds the most gets to dare one of the others to do something. One of my dares is to morph into my horse and knock on one of the houses.

I complete it without getting caught and am glad I remembered to bring extra clothing. The others have similar dares.

We stay up until we can no longer keep our eyes open. We sleepily make our way to our houses, saying goodnight as we split.

Klaus hugs me goodnight at my door and ruffles my hair before walking to his own. I push the door open and quietly make my way to the bedroom. I tip toe past Kaiya’s sleeping body and fall onto my bed. Pulling the covers over me I yawn and stare out the window trying to make out more pictures from the stars. I only find two before I fall asleep.

So, first chapter is up! Sorry for the end bit, I was rushing :/ Let me know what you think? Is it alright? Is it long enough?

Thankyou for reading :)

- Obe x

Submitted: January 09, 2011

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Dixie Lee

I can't wait to see what you come up with. Let me know as soon as the first chapter is posted, alright? And I will gladly read it, comment on it, and like it. :D 'Til then, my friend. Take care.

Thu, January 13th, 2011 7:21am


I'll let you know, don't worry! :D Thankyou so much :) You too :D - Obe x

Thu, January 13th, 2011 3:51am


Yus! Let me know too! So bored I'm looking through a lot of stories to read hah. I think I may even make another character for one or both of your stories.

Fri, January 14th, 2011 10:43pm


I will indeed :) Haha, thanks! - Obe x

Fri, January 14th, 2011 10:06pm


Wow, I'm so glad that you took so long to post it (no offense!) This chapter is an AMAZING start and I totally can't wait for more! Rya and Sam are perfect btw! Excelent job! :D

Sat, January 15th, 2011 4:06pm


No offense taken :P Thankyou, I was really worried it wasn't going to be any good and I had to rush the last bit last night so I might edit it al little :) Yay :D I'm so glad, I worry when writing about characters people have made for me :L Thanks so much :) - Obe x

Sat, January 15th, 2011 6:05pm


It's right at the perfect length! I usually look at how long it is first, hah. If it's too long it takes forever to read it on here. I love it so far! And I can't wait til you have more! :]

Sat, January 15th, 2011 7:04pm


Good :D Good! That makes me so happy :) - Obe x

Sat, January 15th, 2011 6:06pm


I Loved it!
Marshmellows FTW!!
Anywayy Keep me updaed please! I loved it

Sun, January 16th, 2011 2:22am


Yay :D So glad you did! Marshmallows = Om Nom Nom x) Of course I will :D - Obe x

Sat, January 15th, 2011 6:43pm

Dixie Lee

I love this chapter. I can't wait to see where this story goes. Love it. :) Let me know when you update, alright. I will read it as soon as I can. Thanks for letting me know, by the way. :)

Sun, January 16th, 2011 9:32am


Yay! Haha, haven't quite decided yet ;) :D You guys make me so happy. It's no problem at all :D - Obe x

Sun, January 16th, 2011 2:11am


Great first chapter! I enjoyed reading this chapter from beginning to end! Make sure to tell me when you post another chapter! ^__^

Sun, January 16th, 2011 4:25pm


Thankyou :D Yay :) Of course I will! :) - Obe x

Sun, January 16th, 2011 6:24pm


LOVED it!? And its the perfect length...update me when you have the next chapter up :D

Sun, January 16th, 2011 5:03pm


:D Yay! You guys make me sooooo happy xD Of course! - Obe x

Sun, January 16th, 2011 6:26pm


Great story you have here. LOooove fantasy and this story has the characteristics of a pretty neat one :)
love the characters you have created. SUPER. lol!
I wish i could morph...into a...mmmh, lol!

Wed, February 16th, 2011 11:37am


Thankyou! I'm glad you like it, though I'm not sure if I'ma continue with this one :L i'll let you know if I write anymore :) :L - Obe x

Wed, February 16th, 2011 5:31am


I totally vote for this one to be updated! :D pretty, pretty please! It just so good and has so much potential!

Sun, August 7th, 2011 3:48am


Thanks ^-^ It's on my list of things to update this summer :) I hope to get round to it pretty soon

- Obe x

Sun, August 7th, 2011 1:25am

Danae Devan

Good start, can't wait to read more :) KMU

Mon, August 29th, 2011 8:59pm


Thanks ^^ Glad you like :)

- Obe x

Mon, August 29th, 2011 11:36pm


Absolutely love it! I've always loved horses and often visit my grandmother's ranch (to see my horse Scooter :D), and when I saw you posted this, I just had to read it! This is really well written and I enjoyed reading it. I can't wait to see what you come up with next. Please update soon and keep up the great work Obe-san! Ja ne

Wed, April 4th, 2012 7:47pm


Yay! I'd love to have a horse, I think they're such beautiful creatures. Thank you. I'll try, I kind of got side tracked by my other stories and lost where I was headed with this but I'm hoping to try and write the next chapter sometime soon. Thank you, I'll try.

- Obe x

Tue, April 10th, 2012 9:43am

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