|Memoirs of a Dragon's Daughter
Author: anitablakefan2007 PM
A/U: Remilyn was the only child borne of High Princess Sioned's body. The only legitimate child of High Prince Rohan. Read the memoirs of a teenager on her first big adventure. RR please!Rated: Fiction T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 3 - Words: 3,519 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 06-02-09 - Published: 08-28-06 - id: 3128671
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Chapter One: Background Information
Disclaimer: I don't own the characters from the Dragon Prince series. Remilyn and the plot of the story that revolves around her belong to me.
I am the daughter of High Prince Rohan and High Princess Sioned. I am the only child of the High Prince borne from his wife's body. I am their miracle child because of that fact. My mother was unable to carry any other child to term. My Aunt Tobin told me that after I was born, I was very sick and my mother was afraid that I was going to die before reaching my second winter. I am now twenty-eight winters old, a wife and mother. My name is Remilyn and these are my memoirs.
I may be the only child borne from High Princess Sioned's body, but I am not High Prince Rohan's only child. My half-brother, Pol, is the result of a nightmare. Princess Ianthe, daughter to the former High Prince Roelstra, kidnapped my father and kept him prisoner in her castle Feruche. They had sex twice: the first time my father thought it was my mother and the second time my father raped Ianthe. Pol was conceived that night.
I was five winters old at the time. I can remember my mother leaving our home, Stronghold, one night. I know she was not with child at the time, but when she returned she had a baby boy, Pol. Either she lay with another man on the way to rescue my father or my father impregnated another woman and mother was claiming the child as her own. Even at five, I knew the correct answer.
Papa and I have been very close, possibly because mother seemed to have forgotten she had another child after she brought Pol home. My mother favored Pol, even though he was not hers. I am one of about seven who know that fact. I admit, there were several times I wanted to be cruel and use the knowledge I was not supposed to know to make my mother give me more attention. I wanted to blackmail my mother, but I never did because I loved my half-brother too and I knew the information would hurt him as much as my mother.
Through my mother, I am a Sunrunner; through my father, I am a princess. I am exactly what my great-aunt Andrade hoped for. I am a Sunrunner Princess. Unlike my mother, who is also a Sunrunner Princess, I am finding it more difficult to find a balance between the two. Not that High Princess Sioned really found a middle ground, she became a Princess first and Sunrunner second, something my great-aunt Andrade did not expect.
I have since learned to balance the two; I've had close to eighteen winters of experience of juggling the two. At the age of ten, I received my first Sunrunner's ring from the Lady of Goddess Keep, my great-aunt Andrade. I was a quick learner and had six rings by the time I was fifteen. My mother wouldn't send me to Goddess Keep, where other Sunrunners go to receive training. She, along with a select few Sunrunners from other courts taught me what they could. My great-aunt would watch from Goddess Keep via sunlight and would occasionally visit to give me the rings I had earned.
At seventeen winters old, I decided something that would change my life forever. This is where my story really begins. For Goddess only knows how different my life would be if I hadn't left Stronghold that fateful night.
A/N: So, what did you think of it? Give me some feedback, please. If you're getting confused at all about the original story line, read Melanie Rawn's series called Dragon Prince. It's a good story anyway, if you like science fiction.