|Room, Ship, School, Ship, Home
Author: Trajectory of Simplicity PM
Origins; Her whole life was summarized as such: room, ship, school, ship, room. She always wished, hoped, for something more. Even as a child. Millycentric. Five-shotRated: Fiction K - English - Hurt/Comfort - Milly - Chapters: 2 - Words: 2,548 - Updated: 04-26-12 - Published: 04-25-12 - id: 8060137
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Disclaimer: See first chapter. Lol jk that's not even a disclaimer xD
Part two of this five-shot. (Seriously, do five-shots even exist?)
"Milliarde. You will be attending school at the School of Magic in Anuenue."
She was eight years old when her father said that to her. She was ecstatic at the news. Her eyes had grown so wide and her mouth turned into a grin. She hugged her father, excited at the prospect of leaving the Alfardian streets with its gassy aromas. She was so happy she almost allowed her wings to unfurl in front of her father, but she caught herself just in time.
Finally, she was leaving the walls of her home. At last, she was entering the outsid world, seeing new sights, doing new things.
Baelheit had dismissed her to finish with some paperwork he had to deal with about some machination procedure. Milly had barely been able to sleep that night.
Her first day of school, Milly was woken earlier than usual by her nanny. Knowing what the day was, she had jumped out of bed, excited. She allowed her maids to dress her with her favorite outfit without complaint. As they pulled her long hair into a neat braid, she hummed a tuneless song, swinging her feet back and forth as she sat on the stool. Once all was in order, she bounded across the hallway and down the stairs to meet her father at the entrance of their home. She couldn't even hear the clinking of her mechanical body in the midst of her excitement.
"Father! I'm ready!" she bounded into the foyer, a bright smile on her face.
Baelheit looked in her direction and nodded. Milly noticed, in the small part of her chest where she noticed lots of things, that her father didn't really looked at her. He seemed to indifferently look through her as though looking at an object behind her. Milly's joy was dampened slightly at his passivity, but her spirits bounced back when her father spoke next.
"Milliarde, this is your pilot," Baelheit nodded toward the man standing slightly behind him. "He will be chaperoning you to and from school."
The pilot stepped forward and politely bowed toward the young girl. When he straightened his back, he shot her a wide grin.
Milly cocked her head at him. "He looks a little goofy."
The pilot's grin grew. Baelheit ignored her and turned to the other man, whose face assumed its old seriousness the moment his employer faced him. "You are to take her directly to school and directly home. Is that understood?"
The pilot saluted and nodded. "Yes, sir!"
"Now, it's best you left as soon as possible. I have a very important meeting with the senators that I must attend." Without another word, Baelheit promptly left the two alone. A moment passed. Milly looked expectantly at the older man.
He grinned back. "Well, let's get you to school."
Milly nodded happily.
The two walked down the streets of Mintaka to the port. When Milly saw their ship, her eyes brightened. It was really nothing very impressive. In fact, it was quite small, but it was sleek and shiny. Black and silver, the ship smelled faintly of machina gas.
The inside was small and a little cramped. It really only fit the pilot, her, and maybe 2 others. But Milly was going to Anuenue. The prospect of seeing the world outside her home caused her heart to thump loudly in her chest. She swung her legs back and forth in her seat, humming softly to herself as she watched the plane lift up and away from the port. The little ship increasingly picked up speed until Alfard was only a small dot in the distance. Milly fixed her eyes on the windows around her to watch the clouds rush by. She smiled wide.
"You don't get out much do you, little miss?" the pilot said good-naturedly, chuckling softly at her wide eyes and rosy cheeks.
"I'm not little!" Milly said indignantly. She stuck her tongue out at him.
The pilot laughed at her. "Beg your pardon, miss, but you're about as little as a baby bunnycat."
"Hmph!" Milly crossed her arms and looked away in a huff.
The pilot simply laughed harder at her indignation. "Well, at least we're heading to Anuenue. It's quite beautiful over there."
Milly sneaked a glance at the man. "Really?"
He grinned at her. She quickly looked away again. "Yeah! For sure. In that nation, a huge rainbow stretches across the entire sky! You know what a rainbow is?"
Milly said nothing, trying to keep up her defiant facade, but she shook her head.
"Well, it's this huge arching thing that's made of seven different colors," he explained. "It goes in this order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet. Each color blends into the next and the rainbow stretches across the whoooooole nation."
The little girl's brown eyes widened. "Wooooow!" she exclaimed, completely forgetting about her anger.
"Yup!" The pilot said. "Legends say that if you find the end of that rainbow, you'll find a gigantic pot of pure gold."
"Have you ever found that?" Milly asked, practically bursting with curiosity.
"No. No one has ever found it. But I also hear that there's something even better than a pot of gold. In the branches of the Celestial Tree, the inhabitants say that the greatest riches in the world hide there."
"What's a cel... Cele―..." Milly tried.
"The Celestial Tree? It's this huge tree that the whole nation worships. It's height is so huge that you can't even see halfway up, let alone the very top! It's said to provide the residents with divine protection. It also grants powers of immortality and eternal beauty to the Fairy Queen Corellia."
"Fairy Queen? What's that?"
"She's the queen of Anuenue. I have never personally seen her myself, but she's said to be incredibly beautiful." The pilot looked at the girl who was practically bursting with excitement. "You sure have a lot of questions, little miss!"
Milly ignored the man's comment. Instead, she continued pestering him with questions. The more the pilot told her, the wider her eyes got. His words spun beautiful images in her mind and she listened with hungry ears.
She couldn't wait to see this strange new land with a sky filled with rainbows, a Fairy Queen with incredible beauty, and a divine tree so huge you couldn't see its top.
A/N: Obviously not much going on here, but this is just Milly going to school. You honestly think a lot's going to happen? But, then again, one of a writer's job is to take something supposedly incredibly mundane and find significance and beauty in it. I was hoping I succeeded in that.
Everyone asks for reviews, and I would really appreciate some concrit especially about characterization or technique. But I don't like being so pushy. I would rather you just enjoy whatever I have to give and I hope you all have a blessed day :)
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