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Post  harlequin on Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:38 pm

I wrote this overtly complex background history for Eleri's curse but I'd dont know how to work it into the plot. :I

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It was commonly believed in Wales that fairy visited one's house to test the disposition of ones residents. Her alternative background history gives that her mother Ms. Rees was a mistress to Lord Kirkland, who produced four heirs with separate women to succeed his title. The first was born of Scottish blood and was loud and boisterous but kind and courageous. The second was born of Irish blood and was clever and hardworking. The third was born of Welsh descent (Lord Kirkland's least favorite mistress) and was a girl who could not succeed regardless. The fourth and Lord Kirkland's favorite was of pure English descent who none of the other children cared for in the slightest.

One day a gala was held, in honor of the fourth child's baptism, and on that faithful day Eleri's mother Ms. Rees was not particularly pleasant. Eleri herself had wanted her mother's attention desperately, but could not attain it. Denied even the basics of care Eleri ventured out amongst the guests and came across Arthur the favorite child. Now Arthur and Eleri did not get along with each other as most of their other siblings. In fact name calling often arose in argumentative conversations before hair pulling would occur. However the young welsh girl was not in the mood today and simply ignored the bicker some Arthur. In retaliation Arthur poured a bowl of red punch all over the young girl's dress before they got into a fist fight that Eleri inevitably lost. The resulting action proceeded with much wailing on her part.

Lord Kirkland who was not a man that even liked children but birthed four of them, spoke harshly to Ms. Rees giving her distinct instructions to quite the crying child. Both parents had cared much more of the fact that Eleri was disturbing the gala and ruing their reputation than the real reason as to why Eleri was crying. The mother who was on her last nerves screamed at the wailing child and mysteriously the child quieted. However Lord Kirkland was still not pleased and reprimanded Ms. Rees before sending Eleri to her room for the rest of the evening. Unbeknownst to them a very important guest was watching them, a fey, who had decided to teach Lord Kirkland and Ms. Rees a lesson they would never forget through the use of their daughter.

They fey disguised in a gentleman’s suit, top hat, and masquerade mask ascended the stairs without making a single sound. Eleri who cheeks were swollen red from the salty water that had been shed sobbed quietly to herself. Till she noticed her door ajar and a man opening her window door, scared she demanded that he name himself. And his only response was a lofty smile, his face illuminated in the moonlight. He leaned over and kissed her swollen red cheek, immediately Eleri gasped and fingered the soon tingling skin. Suddenly under the soft flesh of her fingers the young her felt something that wasn't there before. Turning to see the mirror Eleri screamed in horror, adorning her cheek where the now vanished man had kissed her was a patch of bright red scales.

Her nursemaid a kindly old women with a fondness of chimney smoke hats stormed the room, taking in Eleri's horror and making sense of the small child's jumbled words. The nursemaid investigated the open window and noticed that fresh ivy had grown. And on top of this new found ivy was a letter neatly scrawled addressed to Eleri's parents. The girl who was too young at the time to know what all of this meant watched her parents fight for three days. Before the fourth her mother had woken her up early and brushed her hair and packed all of Eleri's things. The girl pleaded she would be good but they fell on silent ears, Eleri was exiled from her home with only her beloved nursemaid at her side. In seclusion she lived, each year more and more scales engulfing her body. Soon other anomalies occurred , such as her fingers and toes growing thick frills, her teeth becoming sharper day by day, her pupils becoming slitted. And finally her ankles forming together. Desperately she thought of the letter that had been addressed to her parents and as to what it contained but eventually she had lost hope of being normal and forced herself to forget about the letter.

On day in her early teens, she receives a visit from her half-brother Arthur who without sympathy tells her, her parents are dead. And that the will specified that he should inherent her proportion of the estate, instead leaving her the ruined castle which she had been exiled too. He handed her a note from her grieving mother who committed suicide after Lord Kirkland became senile. But she dared not to open it from the sheer shame that her mother had brought upon the Kirkland family. Instead she threw it into the morning fire, the smell of roses still lingering in her living room.

As he is Leaving, her brother announces he will be back in a week's time and he is but this time he's accompanied by men. Who capture her and send her on a one way trip to a nunnery where inevitably she would be killed. And she escapes but........you know the rest.

Surprisingly everything is very historically accurate if you take symbolism into account. However I'm not sure how much of it I can actually use but c'est la vie it was fun to write anyway C:

But I doubt anyone reads through most of my stuff

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Re: How should I use this?

Post  nahn-SEK-wuh-tuhr on Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:53 pm

gurralghlsjk--It's 1am here, and I am too dead-tired to even focus my eyes. But I will read through this tomorrow, when I'm not seeing in double-vision. XD
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