Something strange was happening to the island. From out of nowhere, snow began to fall and blanket the earth with it's glittering flakes. Night Star
shivered and wished she had a warm cloak to throw on. Wanderer looked on in wonder at the magical scene unfolding before him.
A beautiful woman came forth from the darkness. Though she was young, her long curly hair was as white as the new fallen snow and it glittered just as
beautifully. She wore a cloak of white fur and beneath, a crimson red gown with green and gold metallic embroidered leaves around the bodice. A gold
bracelet encircled her wrist and had tiny jingle bells of red, green and gold and upon one of her slender fingers, she wore a glowing moonstone ring.
She was surrounded by a small group of handsome men in green velvet tunics and crimson leggings. They each wore a golden broach of engraved leaves at
the neck of their heavy black cloaks.
"I am Aria, guardian of the green forest."
The companions just blinked and stared at them, unable to speak.
The men came forth and placed a crimson cloak upon Night's back. They then placed cloaks on Wanderer, CC and Syx and gave them boots that happened to
fit them all perfectly.
"It is almost time for the celebration of Winter's Blessings. Come quick as the Inn above the Hill will fill quickly."
Finally the elf found her words. "We are ever so grateful for these gifts of warmth and for meeting you. I am Night Star and these are my friends CC,
Syx and Wanderer."
"I know who you all are, it is my business to know." The guardian winked and stepped forward. "Come now, it is a little ways up that hill."
"Will you be staying there as well?" asked Night Star.
"Indeed I shall as I do every year. The Inn will be lit with lights everywhere inside and out and all the rooms and halls decorated with great beauty.
On the actual day of Winter's Blessings, there will be a great feast and much merriment. Now, come along."
The snow continued to fall gently all around them as they continued on their journey toward the Inn.
edit on 19-12-2014 by Night Star because:
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