within temptation IP: 220.127.116.11 Posted on February 27, 2011 at 00:58:27 AM by claudia
fading into the darkness within
The Grove was the most peaceful plot of land that Avenion would know. It was here that the Keeper dwelt and naturally it was here that equines and Axian could feel truly at peace. Little did Claudia know that the tranquility that currently resided here was far different then the serenity that The Grove once experienced before her birth. As it was, all Claudia knew was this just as well that all she knew was winter. She had never heard the birds chirping in spring or the flowers at bloom in summer, she was ignorant that the trees leaves changed color in autumn and fell to the ground. Really the child only knew that some of the trees had leaves and other's didn't. These things were not explained to her. She was still very naive and very young and thus still very much like putty to be molded into her future self. Each conversation shaped the young girl and this one was no different. She heard the stuttered words of the obviously older male and watched him straighten. This simple gesture brought a sense of pleasure to the youthful girl that even she had to admit though her mother had insisted that she be nice to their visitors. Her gaze flickered towards the large antelope creature, her head cocked to the side in curiosity. Mother had never discussed Axian in detail with her, perhaps thinking simply that she need not to know of them since she lacked one which brought about a very strong sense of inquisitiveness towards the Geeemmsssbooookkkk.
"I am Claudia, the daughter of Akasha." She announced with pride within her youthful sounding voice. Though her small head was held high she glanced within their direction to see if a reaction would be present upon their features. Really Claudia had never met another within her world, being but months old which was quite understandable. Her pride of her lineage, however, was quickly forgotten as she continued to eye the Axian at Blackavar's side. Claudia had always been told never to touch Loki though her mother had never explained why. She was told it was very rude and that it was like touching Lucian's soul. Naturally, as much as the buckskin babe tried to understand she simply found herself unable to comprehend this rule her mother put into place. But then again, her mother wasn't here was she? The equine girl paused within her thought, her small body turning in a circle to ensure that her mother wasn't sitting near by watching the girl like she often was. Really though Claudia had thought she had slipped away at the perfect time this time and she had yet to see a sign of the like colored woman.
The flicka turned her attention back towards the Axian, almost tentatively reaching her maw out to invade the female's personal space as she sniffed the creature. She was generally unaware of the great amount of insult she was about to cause the pair. The buckskin girl tentatively nudged the Geeemmsssbooookkkk before pulling back sharply as if she expected the creature to implode on impact. Her head tilted with a look of puzzlement upon her face as absolutely nothing happened. It left her rather stumped. Her gaze turned back to the chestnut steed with those demanding eyes, "Why did nothing happen!?" She questioned sharply, still very much confused. Claudia had reasoned with herself that she was unable to touch Loki because something horrible would happen when she had done so and with this taboo broken the girl was left even more confused. Of course, it had not yet escaped her mind the simple fact that he had an Axian and was quick to continue her interrogation. "Why do you get an Axian? What's so special about you?!" In a way the girl glared at the two almost accusatory as if she was angry that even these two, who seemed so very normal, should be above her and her companion-less existence.
The girl huffed in her agitation upon having to wait for a reply, her hoof subtly pawing at the snow beneath her entirely unaware that it slowly begun to melt around the print of her hoof. Fire seemed to be a natural reaction to her agitation which was entirely normal considering the girl's strong affinity with it's flames. It came to her call even though she had not even realized she had called it. Thankfully her power was still very much subdued or else far more devastation could occur then the simple melting of snow.