You think you’re safe, don’t you? You think your haven is a sanctuary. It’s our sanctuary too, you know: you just don’t see us.
I, for example, arrived only last night. I was running from something out of a nightmare. Since I’m usually the thing out of the nightmare, it was a bit of turnabout. But of course, every child of the Wild knows how you find haven, when the time comes. You leap, and you close your eyes, and you beg for haven.
It’s a fairy story for fairies, or that’s what many of us say. Because so few of us have ever been in a situation we couldn’t get out of.
But, despite the fairy story angle, here I am.
Twilight. How cliché. A high wind. I probably caused that. And the wind, as winds do, spoke to me. It told me a story, a story of waking the mundane pigs of this world to that which they cannot see. I think this is the best idea I’ve ever heard. Imagine, all the sleepers in that big city—what’s it called? Oh, yes; Seattle—just a ferry trip away from a nearby pier, waking up one morning and discovering their doorman is a dryad. Their barista is a banshee. The taxi driver is a troll. Obviously we are not all so alliterative.
There is, for example, no name for what I am. I am of the deep wood, the bits you don’t ever go in. The ones caught about with brambles and hiding nothing of interest, the ones so far in that it’s not worth going there. That’s where I am.
Once the wind died down, I shortened my hair. Glamour is such a useful thing. Because I don’t know this wood well yet, I wouldn’t want to get all tangled up. Better to get rid of all that hair before some creature uses it against me.
Yes, where was I… glamour. Such a useful thing. A funny, glowing light, just at the edge of that dark thicket. Wouldn’t you like to know what that is? It pulses, almost as if it’s alive. Maybe it makes a sound. Maybe it sounds like your friend laughing.
I notice there’s a canoe hitch at the front of this pier.
That’s a very good thing. Children love canoes.
Head: Catwa, Bibi
Ears: Soul, Uni Ears, High Elf
Eyes: Avi-Glam, Elysian Eyes, Ghost
Skin: Deluxe Body Factory, Aerwen Skin with Tattoos (Exclusive at the Fable event, which is NOW OPEN!)
Hair: (long) Tableau Vivant, Editorial Hair, Eastern Wind; (shorter) Tableau Vivant, Starry Night, Blowing – Pack 2 (RARE)
Clothes: EVE, Venus In She (Available at the Totally Top Shelf event!)
Pose: Frolic, Harbinger Series
Sorry to make things less than easy, but for some reason my browser isn’t letting me put URLs into text tonight.
The Fable event is at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Brewery/126/145/29
Totally Top Shelf is here
Spiffy photos taken with the indispensible aid of my LumiPro. I never create possibly evil entities and stick them on a nice, peaceful role-play sim without it!