Ahhhh, Ok A movie maker I am not!! I prefer to present my story in storyboard version! This film series was originally started on the TSS Writer’s forum in storyboard format and I am still trying to figure the best way to transfer it all to here? I want it to retain it’s continuity and flow- and am thinking it may be a slow time consuming process of having to tranfer it all over individually- something I am not really looking forward to! So, until I have that figured out, You can view the original pilot series as I am calling it- over at TSS on this thread? You will just have to read through all of the additional comments from everyone!
A Twilight Dream-
I still remember through the mists of time and the darkness of everlasting night
I remember the smells, the flowers, the feel of the soft sunlight
I remember the happiness of youth, a future bright
or so I thought?
I remember the day so clearly still
In that so heavenly spot
My one true love or so I thought
betrayed my heart
turned it to stone and thoughts to kill…
My heart and my body wrapped in the cold of stone until
The one that betrayed me returns
On that day I shall rise and let blood spill
My name is Fiona Fae, and should you wander into this oh so heavenly grove, you may find me etched in stone upon that rock where I once sat. My spirit still hiding there. If you search even closer, you might even find my name engraved there by my ever faithful little maid, Pixie. Ahhh that silly little thing… I miss her still and wish her well where ever she might be. Someday, I shall mourn and shed a tear for her. I only pray that she survived and found her way to her forest glen from whence she came?
I sit here waiting and remembering this enchanted magical grove that has held my heart for an eternity. I was such a young maid, full of
silly notions of romance, true love… I thought myself enamoured of such a dashing scoundrel- I never saw his betrayal coming? I gave
naught a care for my family’s advice and their dire warnings. I thought I knew better than all of them, ahhh don’t we all at that young age… When I happened upon the traveller wandering through our woods, I was smitten from the start. I looked into his eyes and thought they were his heart. Nathanial Nobles was his name, that man whom I so willingly and easily handed my heart to, only in the end to find he was set upon destroying me?
My heart still aches when I remember how he laughed and made light of my serious feelings for him
I know now I should never have brought him to this most sacred of places, this holy church of ours, in which I thought to give more than my
heart to him…
As I grew up sheltered and cloistered, shielded from the evils and atrocities that live in mortal souls, I never knew that there was such hatred and desire to be rid of my kind? That they would go so far, would set themselves upon paths of their own destruction in order to free themselves from us which they deemed a threat… Of course, I also knew not back then that they held almost anyone who went against their grain a threat?
You see, I am what you might now call a creature of the night? But, once upon a time we lived free in the light. We kept to our own kind, never ventured to unknown territories and sustained ourselves much like the rest of mortal mankind. But, your kind grew greedy, wanted more land, more gold, more more more… They started wars to divide and to conquer everything and everyone in their path. Not to say that my kind has never been guilty of the same, but we live by a different code, and perhaps because we live much longer, we are not in such need to conquer everything in your short life time? Ahhhh but, I digress…. it was a war between the worlds that drove us deeper into the forest, the darkness, the night. And, it was one Nathanial Nobles with his seemingly noble cause that started the war so long ago.
I knew not of trickery or treachery, I knew not of human or not… I loved Nathanial Nobles for what he pretended to be to me- a brave, honest and yet gentle soul who vowed he loved me as well? He told me we would be one, promised to take what I could give him and love me
for an eternity…. only to capture me on that fateful day, carry me far away from my home and try to destroy me.
My poor Pixie, she was so excited to be part of such secracy… only to witness her mitress’s betrayal and kidnapping. I can only hope she was kept safe after that? In what Nathanial thought would be my final demise, I was set upon the lake in a burning boat to, as he put it- confess my sins and bring about my salvation? He lamented how he loved me but must set my soulfree from the demons inhabiting it?
I sat in that boat, bewildered at first… I knew not what I had ever done to cause him to think such things of me? The man with him there on the
shore just kept reminding Nathanial that what they were doing was true and right? That distant voice on the shore, it sounded somehow
familiar? I knew I had heard it before…. but could not place the where? Ahhhh and then, yes twas then I knew in my heart my world was
in danger. That man, Edward Law, he was the one meeting with my Father some time ago brokering as he said, much warranted and needed
treaties between our worlds?
Yes, it was then that the treachery and evil of men sank into me and my inner spirit gained strength
It was the first time ever I felt my blood stirring within me
For a moment I maintained some control and calm
But alas, being the young untrained turbulent youth that I was, I quickly gave in to my rage
I knew not what to do with it, it consumed me and sent me into a whirling vortex until all that I could think of was the last place I had seen
Ahhh Pray do forgive me if my mind and my story doth wander a bit, it has been what feels like an eon that I am trapped here and oft times as I think of those past events they become muddled in my head? Yes… I was swirling around in the this vortex of my own creation, not being able yet to balance the emotions good or bad to calm myself and center. It did take quite some time, and I have heard that I created quite the maelstrom of storms overhead for such a long time- of that I am quite sorry.
There are some who say twas not the Nathanial Nobles who started the wars, but my very own self with my irresponsible behavior, my childish ways and actions. Perhaps now I think on it, they may be partially right? No matter now though, what’s done is done and I stay here waiting…
waiting for the one who caused me to be here to return. Ohhhhh Yes, I know you think I shall rot here because this man is not a creature of
the night, most likely has died and gone away long ago… But, there you are wrong! Because while yes, indeed Nathanial did cause the
start of this mess, he is not soley responsible for my demise? And, I would free myself now were that possible…. but the one who can set me free has not decided yet whether I have learned from my mistakes, whether I have calmed down, am ready to repent, atone and adhere to
You see, the one who truly put me to this stone was none other than my own Father, leader of our clan, Dracon Fae.
I remember through the haze, of him coming to the grove…. Little Pixie must have run to find him? He was furious yet calm… insisted
I calm down and show myself? I was unable to refuse my Father’s commands, and so slowly, sadly I came down to the earth, a tormented
and dejected soul- full of pity for myself. Not thinking of what I had caused for others?
Now, I must explain, My Father is not one to be tangled with. He is the ruler of our people, has been for longer than most can remember. He
is usually quite level, fair and just… but, he is hot tempered and when his ire is raised, one does not always know quite what might happen? He lectured me on the errors of my actions… all the while becoming quite angrier, though to look at his face you could not tell? The telling was in what was happening to me! All the while he calmly reminded me of our ways, our traditions and our rules, I could
feel myself being pushed backwards…
Further and further… I felt the cold stone entrapping me
Until, I was no more but just a part of the stone? I could hear my Father’s words, “And, there you will stay until you have cooled your fire, you have learned your lesson and until I have found you a suitable mate!” It rang in my ears… The last sight I remember seeing clearly was the look of my Mother and little Pixie who was by now quite terrified!
Ohhhh alas, I fear I might have left you all with the wrong impression of my Dear Father… lest you think him cruel as I did at the time, I now am much clearer and forgiving of his reasons… I do understand now that twas my life, my safety was his paramount concern when he cast me into the shadows of that stone? My life was in such danger, I knew not at that time- he feared neither I or the rest of our kind would be safe if I were found and taken once more. This vicious war that was starting, I was at the center of it… Nathanial had determined that should I, as the future
Queen of Dracons, be eliminated then all our kind would fall much easier? He also knew that I was my Father’s weak point. None of the outside world though would dream that my Father would take such measures to keep me from harm, not even our kind would think he would
entomb me?! So, to the rest of the world, I would already be gone, never to be found until such time as it was safe for all of us. As I
was put to deepening turbulent slumber, My Father began his battles with Nathanial as Mother and Pixie looked on as
I felt the battle begin more than saw it, I felt the mists and steam of my Father fill the air
Meanwhile, I found some peace in imagining my deepest slumber, my bed of stone
As I slept the deepest slumber, a multitude of things were taking place around me… I heard such noises of construction and yelling from all
manner of men, then at times just as deafening silence? Unknownst to me all of those things, such as our quiet and peaceful grove turned
into a well secure fortress, then came the guards to man this fortress now… the Royal Guard had been activated and men arrived
from through out the land to serve their Lord.A mix of Dracan and Fae they were. It so seldom ever came to such as this? Most men of the Royal
Guard had been appointed for honor or inherited the title from dying relatives. Now, the moment of truth would come- would these men truly
be worthy of their titles? Would they remain loyal to a Leader some had never so much as met?
Ahhhh one other thing kept interrupting my languid respite…. Visions of my Mother did often appear, hazy and foggy but she did sink her way deep into my brain and did force my attention upon her?
Even in those depths she did lecture me! I could feel her shaking me awake…”Wake up and let not your mind rot here young Fiona!” She softly but firmly admonished me, “Let not this time be wasted upon you. Your Father shall return and he will want answers from you on all manner of things you know.” At times I felt her brush my hair ever so lightly, then again if I should drift away as I was often wont to do, I could feel the pinching of my ear as she oft did in my unruly childhood! “I fear I have been remiss in my duties in training you for your future responsibilities, but now you have naught else to but relearn it all!”
I could feel her desperation, her concern and her heated anger if I should try to close off my mind and not listen to her…
So, I spent much of my hours of confinement, both waking and sleeping with my Mother’s voice drilling through my mind forcing me to learn what I had not as a youth.
Elsewhere other things had been taking place…
My father and his trusted men had quickly captured both Nathanial Nobles and Edward Law
I did feel the strange stirring presance of this unfamiliar guard with my Mother and Nathanial… He was not one from near here?
Nathanial felt his unnerving presance as well, also most likely felt the anger of my Mother building up?
The two threats to our clan were soon locked away for the time being, whilst some brief discussion took place
I tried what my Mother was teaching me, to use my untouched powers to feel the vibrations of others? It was all so difficult yet and never too clear… I focused on this newcomer as he had struck something within me…
They were at a table in the guard room, ahhhh and twas that my cousin, Kai there
too? Yes, twas Kai standing distant watching out the window. He was one of my Father’s most trusted Body guards- a serious man ever
watching and not quite trusting of anyone, I guess that is why he made such an ever faithful Guard?
Clearer I could see my Father and this newcomer, this stranger but not? I practiced my powers of concentration hoping to hear their
Distant echoes of their conversation drifted towards me… Bits and pieces of what perhaps they should do with these “guests” My father
sighed and told the man, “No, let no actual harm come to them. In the end we shall hand them over to the council of all to decide their fate?” The man replied, “Achhhh But, at least let us scare them a bit? They need never know we don’t really intend to burn them at the stake, as they attempted with the highness Fiona?!”
Off to the side Kai gave a disgusted sigh, “Blazes, Eric can you never be serious? Always the one for games and pranks you, haven’t changed a bit have you?”
This Eric, he suddenly became more quiet, quite serious, “Stop! I believe we have a slight visitor?”
My concentration broke, I was distressed not realizing that I could be felt? I had to gather my wits about me and try to sneak back in…
not an easy task when one know not of how to do it in the first place! I tried to place a shield around myself and peered down on this man from above. But, as I heard the conversation turned to me, I had need of a closer look at this man?
My Father went on talking, of my future and my fate to this stranger?
What was all of this? What was to be of me???
I heard a portion of my Father’s words, “Eric, I know you have come this long way, leaving your other life behind for us. I do appreciate it, there will be just reward for it, but I can not guarantee what You are asking? You know that is not entirely my decision!” My Father sounded
The man responded, “I know it is a high price you think you are paying, and you are not sure about the outcome? But, I am in line and I came at Marieda’s request so I am quite sure I will have her vote on it.” He smiled and laughed softly, “Ohhh, and, I think that your daughter will not be able to deny her blood feeling once you release her?”