|Dreaming By A Secret
Author: Liza Taylor PM
Bo is a young carpenter wanting to follow his dreams. There is one problem. Bo is actually a she! Forced to dress up as a boy to train under Dale she is trying to make her dreams come true. However with romance in the air will she keep the secret?COMPLETERated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - Bo - Chapters: 35 - Words: 48,418 - Reviews: 221 - Favs: 69 - Follows: 33 - Updated: 01-18-11 - Published: 01-03-10 - Status: Complete - id: 5638050
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Yay! My first Harvest Moon fic! This was an idea that came to me after I had a dream about Bo. Other than being my first HM pic, this is going to be my first story with a romantic aspect as a main part of the plot. So anyway, enjoy.
The waves slammed against the small boat as it slowly made its way across the ocean. Gulls flew overhead, watching the boat with a sharp eye for any food. Of course there wasn't any. This was a passenger boat, not a fishing one for the moment.
Pascal, the sea captain poked his head into the area below deck. "Hey. We're almost to Castanet. You want to look?"
"Of course," someone moved around in the recesses before stepped out and into the sunlight. Pausing in the sunlight a bit gave Pascal the chance to finally get a good look at the passenger he had taken from the mainland to the small island. The passenger appeared to be male at around seventeen or eighteen. His light colored hair was cut short and spiky, held back by a white scarf. His green eyes were attentive and somehow seemed to go along with the freckles on his cheeks.
"Ummm. Can I help you?" he asked, noticing Pascal's staring.
"Sorry about it my boy," said Pascal, polishing his pipe with his hands. A habit that he had gotten from long ago that he refused to break. "But I did not get a good look at you when you came aboard. You were wearing a long coat and everything." The sea captain laughed. "You looked quite questionable to say in the least but you seem alright now. What's your name?"
The boy hesitated for a moment, seeming to think about something before a grin spread across his face. "Bo," he replied, in a semi-deep voice.
"Well Bo. I hope you have a good time in Castanet." Pascal pointed to a growing mass in the distance. "There it is over there. You may have to squint a bit for now."
Bo nodded his thanks and headed for the front of the ship so he would have a full view of the growing island. There seemed to be a huge mountain jutting out of it, reaching for the sky. "This is it," he thought, staring at the mass. "My dream of becoming a master carpenter is finally going to come true." He thought of the many things that he had to do to get this far. The many things he had to give up. He reached into the back pocket of his blue pants and pulled out a carefully folded page ripped from a magazine and opened it.
It was an interview out of Carpenter's Digest, a magazine dedicated to carpenters. Other than the interview itself, there was a picture of a large man with a dark blue mustache and a dark blue ponytail. Dale. The best carpenter around that hasn't kicked the bucket. Bo looked back at the interview. At the one question that was engraved in his mind and could recite if asked to.
The question, "Can anyone train as a carpenter under you?"
The reply, "Of course. Anyone can train under me. Well, that would be a lie. I do not train everyone. I do not train girls. They are not fit to become carpenters."
"I'll prove you wrong," thought Bo as he folded the page and put it back in his pocket. He glanced back at Pascal who was now driving the boat. He wondered how Pascal steered when he was talking to Bo but he dismissed it for the moment. That didn't matter. The one thing that did was what Pascal called him. A boy. He was already on the right track. Maybe he could do this after all. He reached up and fingered his short spiky hair. He had almost cried when it was all chopped off. However now he felt like it was worth it. He could become a carpenter and show Dale that anyone could become one.
Because Bo was actually a girl.
Yes. I made Bo female. Yes there will be relationships and plenty of awkward situations. Well, I'm not going to say any more. See you all next chapter!