Author: Schnabeltiermann PM
This is the story of how two brothers discovered a "new" continent. Rated T due to mild paranoia from the author.Rated: Fiction T - English - Adventure - Phineas & Ferb - Chapters: 8 - Words: 12,683 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 2 - Updated: 03-19-12 - Published: 01-28-12 - Status: Complete - id: 7783603
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Author's Note: Hi everyone! I don't have much to say here, but be sure to read the note at the bottom.
Disclaimer: I don't own Phineas, Ferb, or Greenland.
Greenland: a mysterious island at the edge of the known world. It was a place where only the hardiest of people could survive, where nature fought against all human endeavors. It was a place where the predators were deadly, and the prey was just as lethal.
It was here that Linda the Red chose to live.
Linda the Red was born in the kingdom of Norway in 950 AD. She found her way to Iceland after being exiled from Norway for being too kind to other people. She had a farm in Iceland, and was happy. She later was exiled from Iceland for being too happy. She sailed west, because she had heard rumors that a strange landmass existed over the horizon. After many days, she began to doubt the island's existence, but she found it the day she was about to turn around. She spent three years on the island, exploring it. She knew that the island could offer people a second chance at life, with her as their leader. She searched long and hard for the perfect spot to start her colony, until at long last she finally found it! She chose to start her new colony at the head of the Tunulliarfik Fjord, where it was protected from some of the harsher conditions that the island had to offer. She called the location of her future colony, "Lindahlid."
After returning to Iceland, she began spreading rumors of a beautiful island called "Greenland." She purposefully gave it a name that sounded more attractive than Iceland, hoping to gain people for her colony. Within a year, she had made several trips to and from Lindahlid, and by that time its population had grown to over six hundred Icelanders looking for a second chance at life.
Finally, Linda the Red settled down in Lindahlid, and made herself chieftain. She married a man named Erik, who had also been exiled from Iceland, and they soon had a daughter. Linda the Red named her Candrid, and they were happy.
As Candrid grew, she became a very active and outgoing child. She made many friends, and they would all play together daily. However, more often than not, they would get in trouble with the adults of the colony during their adventures, but no one could stay mad at Candrid for long. When she was four years old, her reaction to her mother's second pregnancy earned her the nickname "Candrid the Excitable." For nine months, she was always at her mother's side, ready to help her in any way.
During that time, Linda the Red learned that Erik had been exiled from Iceland for a series of murders. She demanded a divorce, and he was soon banished from Lindahlid. He was sent to the northernmost reaches of the island, and was never seen or heard from again.
A few short months later, Linda the Red found herself in the chieftain's house, panting hard as a midwife placed her newborn son in her arms. Due to the unusual shape of the boy's head, the birth had been difficult, but everything turned out well in the end. The midwife beckoned for the soldiers to allow Candrid to come in, and she was soon inside, asking question after question about her new brother. The midwife excused herself from the room.
After several minutes, Candrid asked her final question: "Mommy, what's his name?"
Linda the Red paused for a moment. She had spent the past month thinking of names, and now none of them seemed to fit the amazing little triangle-headed boy she held in her arms. She stared into his deep blue eyes, and saw him give her a slight smile. Suddenly, the name came to her. It wasn't a Norse name, but it she knew that it would be the perfect name for the perfect son.
"Phin," she answered. Following tradition, she added, "Phin Erikson."
Author's Note: I bet you all thought that the title "Discovering America" meant a Christopher Columbus-ish story, but this story is based around the time Erik the Red and his son, Leif Erikson, landed and explored present-day Greenland and the east coast of North America nearly 500 years before Christopher Columbus landed in the Caribbean. Feel free to read about them online or at your local library. I am sure you'll enjoy the allusions I made to them ;). I am going to go ahead and post this, but due to a busy weekend and an upcoming, busy school week, I'll get the next chapter up either tomorrow or next Saturday. Thanks for reading!
P.S: the rest of this story is going to focus on Phin and his life, not Linda the Red.