|Where The Wind Takes Us
Author: Illead PM
Ofelia meets the Faun, and nothing is ever the same after this, since she knows she has to do certain trials, given by the Faun, Pan, to become the princess he thinks she is and she doubts.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 4 - Words: 1,732 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Updated: 05-07-13 - Published: 06-06-12 - id: 8190239
|A+ A- Full 3/4 1/2 Expand Tighten|
Where The Wind Takes Us
Pan stared at the vast, dark maze, hoping that she would appear. It had been so long, as her father was at his breaking point. The princess was in this area, he hoped- it was the last place left opened. And even if she did appear here tonight before him, the princess had very little time. The full moon was soon upon them. As he heard footsteps, he stay still for now, so not to startle her and make her run away.
"Hello...? Hello...?" Her voice was quiet, that of a human girl's, but Pan knew she was no ordinary girl to find this place. The girl started to look around. He turned to look at her, making her jump. At first she said nothing, but after a while, she studied his form quietly, reservedly. "Hello..."
"Ah, Princess, you've returned!" Pan smiled, shifting his way towards her slowly.
"W-Who are you?" She was frightened. He hadn't meant to scare her.
"They call me many names... But you can call me Faun, or Pan, as the wind calls me." His smile crinkled his old, worn face, but he smiled nonetheless.
"I am... I am Ophelia..." So she had a name. It was such a pretty name, but her true name was that of a much prettier notion. "I am... Not a princess."
"Yes, yes. Yes, Ofelia. Your father has been waiting centuries for you!" Pan insisted upon it, for it was true. "Though you look much you different, you are the princess of an underworld father, a King. You are of royal blood, just not of this world."
"I am Ophelia." She was stuttering to get the words out, so she changed her approach. "My mother is carrying my brother..."
"Oh, but you are royal, child. You just don't know it yet. But you can change all this, by doing some important tasks to test you." The Faun smiled, an old, wise smile. "You can be the Princess, Ofelia."
"I- Why am I the princess?" Ofelia had a hand on the railing.
"You are the descendant of many, and now you shall be our princess. I will help you. I even have fairies." The Faun smiled, a wistful one this time, as she stepped closer.
"Fairies?" She smiled.
"Yes. Very kind, helpful fairies to aid you along the way." Pan let the fairies be exposed, as she stretched her hands to reach them.
"I... I will try." She again put her hand on the railing, as the fairies landed one on her head and two on her shoulders. She smiled quietly. This girl was the princess.
"Then you need this, this book... It will guild you when I am not around you." Pan handed her the empty book.
"There are no... Words, no pictures." She seemed disappointed, but he was not put down.
"It will appear when you need to do each task. But first you must go to the bull frog in the ancient tree, tomorrow eve, child... You must get the key from him, by giving him a certain something in return, and pluck the key off his tongue. Do you understand?" Pan looked closely at her.
"I- Yes, I understand." She timidly nodded, before holding the book close. "Goodbye."
"For now..." He trailed off, sadly watching her run away with the book, the fairies following. In a whisper to the wind, he replied to the fairies, "Keep her safe..."
** Sooo, this is one of my favorite movies. I adore this movie, yet it's not mine, sadly. Everything about it so incredible! And, now that I wrote the story, I amy continue it if you think it should go on. I know this movie almost by heart. It would follow the movie with twists, to make it different. Well, tell me whatcha think. **