Author: Elliewelly1 PM
Was once 30. Cut short because I'm leaving this fandom's side of fanfiction.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Family - Chapters: 17 - Words: 13,504 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 06-04-12 - Published: 01-21-11 - Status: Complete - id: 6673801
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The name is very mysterious, isn't it? ;) I told myself I wasn't going to start this 'till I finished another fic, or at least wrote some of this in preparation of uploading this. I wrote three of these and now I have the burning desire to upload them. Of course, they're still written so I'm not gonna upload them all at once because typing up is boring. But I want to upload these and I'm too tired to write a chapter right now. This is sort-of like Twenty Reasons Why I Love You, (though not linked at all) it's just a bunch of different scenes, but their sort-of following a story- though not as entirely focused on Danice this time!
I just googled for a load of prompts and got so many from a load of different sites. I haven't planned the storyline or anything, I'm writing on a whim.
I hope you like these!
(Prompt One- Stars)
Ever since she was little, Alice Collins prefered the night to the day.
She wasn't quite certain on the main reason why. Perhaps it was because it was the only time that he house wasn't filled with the shouting of her parents when they got into yet another fight that hurt her little ears, mind you she knew that they didn't always sleep in the same bed every night. Maybe it was that. Or it could be that at night everyone was asleep and all was peaceful and she felt safe. As a child, most nights she would peel back her curtains- her bed was just beneath the window luckily- and stare up longingly at the stars. Stars mesmerised her. In her favourite childhood movie, The Lion King, Mufasa had said that the stars were past kings watching down on everyone. Her Dad had watched it with her and had snorted, telling her that stars were actually burning balls of gas- like Pumba had said!
She didn't let her Dad spoil her obsession with stars, though. Alice liked to think that they were past people watching down on everyone, all the way through her childhood up until now she had thought that. After all, there were a whole lot. Though Science proved her theory was wrong she refused to believe it, after all Scientists had gotten things wrong before- they had said that the Earth was flat once! Besides, that ruined everything really, Science. When she looked out at the stars, she liked thinking that they were people's souls. They were so pretty, after all, burning so brightly and shining in the night sky. And there were so many!
Throughout her lfie she had stayed fascinated by stars. Even now, as an adult, she would still be totally and utterly mesmerised by them. She still couldn't quite put her finger on what it was about them that made them so special, that fascinated her in such a way. And she had never been able to answer any of the questions about it in her mind that had been long forgotten. All she knew was that she quite simply loved stars, and she no long pondered upon why that was. You didn't need reasons for everything, after all. Sometimes it was nice to have a little mystery.
Alice rubbed her legs, sitting on the stairs of Leopards Den and starring up at the starry African night sky in her pajamas. All the other members of Leopards Den had long since retired to bed, herself included actually. But she just couldn't sleep tonight, she wasn't quite sure why... she just couldn't. Unfortunately, the window in her room had been to awkward to look out at the stars from her bed, so she had come outside onto the veranda, settling herself on the steps. It was peaceful and qutie, most of the animals were silent as they slept, but there was the occassional rustle or sometimes even a cricket from the buses. But there was no rush of cars like there had been back in Glasgow.
For once, Alice Collins was happy with where she was in life. Alice wasn't quite sure how she had ended up here, where she was now. With Leopards Den as a home, a perfect place for her daughter to grow up, along with the many members of Leopards Den becoming a part of what she would call a family... and of course, she had Danny. She'd never understand how she had suddenly become so lucky. But she was happy and that was all that mattered, she had learned now to question it. Sort of like her fascination with stars, really.
Alice shivered slightly in the light breeze. Despite what some people thought about Africa, it did sometimes get chilly. At night. Well, they had to have a break from the heat sometimes, didn't they? Not that she didn't like the heat or the sun! She did get a brilliant tan from it! Then again, she'd swap all of that for the stars to stay out all the time. Maybe then people would appreciate their true beauty.
There was another gentle breeze and Alice shuddered. She surveyed the starry night sky one more time before admitting defeat to that chill that was biting at her open skin, and headed back inside Leopards Den. Her face hit her pillow, eyes closed and a smile on her face with the memory of how beautiful the stars looked imprinted in her mind.