long ago Sept 18, 2019 20:50:38 GMT -5
Post by VANYA on Sept 18, 2019 20:50:38 GMT -5
The horse neighed and jostled its way down the road in the late afternoon. Bright blue eyes flashed back and forth between the woods, as though unsure of which scene was the better view. Loose, long blonde curls were adorned today with streaks of yellow, bright as a daffodil's bloom. She wore a dress, simple by any standard, and modest by most, but it was an alien garment to its occupant. The shoes, too, were unfamiliar trappings on the feet upon which they had been donned. Those feet clacked the heels together just often enough to earn her a look that reminded her she was making noise.
Vanya schooled herself once again, stopping her swaying knees and re-positioning her boots to more firmly plant them on the stirrups. She had wanted to walk through the woods, but had been told firmly, and repetitively, that a lady should not arrive in such a manner. So she was stuck on the horse, stuck in a dress and as caged as she had felt in several long years.
Court. A dance of peacocks, where you became a piece on a chessboard. Her parents were lucky in a way that they did not have to deal with the stuffiness of Mirkwood elves. Sometimes she thought about going back to her home further in the woods..despite feeling lonely out there. She took a deep breath and let it back out in a sigh. At least she was outside for the time being and not stuck inside where too many of the ladies there tried to change her into a proper young maiden.