Stargazer | Co-write with Hyacinth | Prologue (Please comment and CC!)
Posted August 19th, 2016 by HannahChen2009
echo (*Jill*) |
TABLE OF CONTENTS
the table of contents will be updated regularly when a new post of Stargazer comes out. you will have access to the following information:
the newest chapter is highlighted in RED
the authors of the chapters and the dates posted will be written down
already posted chapters are hyperlinked- simply click on them to access
[Prologue - You Are Here] --} Jill, August 19th, 2016.
[Click here to go to the First Chapter] --} Hyacinth, August 22nd, 2016.
[Click here to go to the Second Chapter] --} Jill, August 25th, 2016.
[Click here to go to the Third Chapter] --} Hyacinth, September 2nd, 2016.
[Click here to go to the Fourth Chapter] --} Jill, September 19th, 2016.
[Click here to go to the Fifth Chapter] --} Hyacinth, Not Yet Posted
[Click here to go to the Sixth Chapter]
A/N: I know this is short. The actual chapters will be a bit longer.
This is a book I was going to write but never got around to writing a while ago, and now I'll be co-writing it with the lovely Hyacinth.
Here's a short synopsis! It was originally posted on my Writing Masterpost, and I will continue updating it.
Hyacinth also posted a Character Entry of sorts on the NSP, and we'd appreciate it if you went along and checked it out!
Any and all comments and CC are appreciated!
Set in a confusing rip of time-space continuum, a rip in the seam of universes has been discovered, and an otherworldly element- aether- has trickled into the world that our protagonist lives in, making it very different from the one we know now. Supernatural beings live in the woods, peacefully, and they are altered by the aether, granting some immortality, and others confusing powers. Each of them have their own special place in the hierarchy and systems of the aether-tainted world. Stargazers- the only non-magical beings able to harness aether, are in charge of keeping the balance of aether in this world. As the balance is fragile, one powerful magical being may cause the scale to tip over completely.
And bingo, that's exactly what happens. As our clueless protagonist- a young, still apprenticed Stargazer finds out about this being, she decides to help him escape, and is about to find out the heavy consequences that the universe has in store for her reckless action.
In the darkness, no one was there to judge her. No one would wrong her, no one would hear her, and no one would know her as she admitted her love to him. She knew it was wrong- she knew with every fiber of her being. With every single second that passed, the doubt nagged at her from the back of her mind.
Yet, as her lover caressed her face gently in his arms, it was all too easy to forget- to forget that she was a being with responsibilities, a person of power, and a mother that should not be.
The stars rotated as the planet spun, and yet the Stargazer did not move to intercept their messages. Her telescope lay, neglected on the table, and her instruments and spellbooks were scattered un-neatly.
She made no move at all.
She lay there for minutes too many, as seconds slid into minutes slid into hours. She lay as still as stone as her lover stood, kissed her on the cheek, and left silently, enveloped in the dark of the night, and seemed to melt into nothingness.
She lay still as starlit tears ran down her face, illuminated by the faint moonlight that spilled through the window now, casting dark shadows in her room.
It was quiet when she finally got up, the lump in her stomach growing gradually bigger. It wouldn’t be long before people started noticing- to bear a child, as a Stargazer, was not allowed. To bear a child with a Solar Angel, however- that was a different case altogether.
It would not be long before her apprentice started noticing. For the sake of any gods out there, she had an apprentice. How would she ever teach her apprentice to grow up into a fine Stargazer, when she was breaking the very oath she had taken herself?
As the planet rotated and the stars diminished, the woman worked her spell. She couldn’t have been too old- youth still shone on her face. Slowly, the lump in her belly receeded with the stars, and she knew all too well that it would come back with them as well, once the night fell.
This wasn’t supposed to happen, and yet she had done the worst thing she could’ve done. She was about to mother a child- a child that should not exist, a child that she should, knowing how dangerous it would be, abort.
But she didn’t.
The Stargazer contemplated what she had done.
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