Reincarnatio drawing: Ronais

Reincarnatio drawing: Ronais

A picture of Ronais drawn by my friend Claire Herron, I hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did!

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Reincarnatio Part 7: Like a Town Only Bigger

Alright, well that was interesting. Two new characters? Well geez, we should start a tally. So, so far we have Samlin, Ronais, Belen, Tayrn, Rochelle, Belina, Sirnet…that’s it right? Shall we see what happens next, my dear Reader?  Yes, well, here it is then; Reincarnatio Part 7: Like a Town Only Bigger.

You’ve got to be kidding me!” Ronais said to her maid, standing in front of her holding a flowing gown of light blue silk. “I’m sorry, Tatyana, but I was hoping to be able to wear my green dress to this tea-party.” Ronais ran a hand through her hair and looked over at the white wolf that was laying on her bed. “Apparently, though, Sirnet decided that he wanted it for his afternoon snack. Bad boy!” She said, scorning her pet.
“I’m sorry, Your Highness.” The blonde-haired elf maiden said, bowing to Ronais.
“Oh, please, don’t be!” Ronais said, turning her kind gaze to the maid. “There’s no need to be. I will deal with this dress. Thank you so much for delivering it to me from the laundry.” Ronais said, smiling gracefully.
“It was my pleasure, Your Highness.” the maid replied, smiling back at Ronais.

Ronais sat down on her bed and pet Sirnet’s white head. “I had a weird dream last night, Tatyana…” She said.

“What was it?” Tatyana asked.

“You can sit down, Tatyana.” Ronais said.

Tatyana sat on the chair next to the open window. “Your Highness, I’m curious about this dream.” Tatyana said.

“Well, it took place in a dark…city.” Ronais said, looking up at Tatyana.

“A…city?” Tatyana asked, looking confused.

“I think…it’s like a town, but larger. The buildings were as tall as the moon-holder tower in the courtyard.” Ronais explained. “Anyways, it was very cold, and I could feel it deep in my bones. There were two girls, one had red hair and freckles and the other had brown hair. They were walking on opposite sides of the city. The red haired girl was very…sad. She was very cold and was wearing weird clothes. Pants, even! She was wearing pants!” Ronais said.

“Pants? On a…on a girl?” Tatyana asked.

Ronais nodded. “The brown-haired girl was wearing pants as well. She wasn’t sad, though. She was wearing a cloak, but it went all the way around her, like a shirt.”

“How odd!” Tatyana exclaimed.

“I know.” Ronais said. “She had a dagger, as well. It had a golden tiger on it. Then there was a scream. No…it was more like a shriek. It made my flesh bump and my back shiver. It was one of the most dreadful sounds I’ve ever heard. The two girls heard it as well and began running towards the place that it came from…then I woke up.” Ronais said.
“That is a very weird dream indeed, Your Highness. I shall speak to the magistrate and see if he would come and analyze it.” Tatyana said, standing. “For now, though, you must prepare for the Queen’s tea-party.”

Ronais shook her head. “That dream has left me with an odd feeling in my heart and head, so I would like to go on a ride before the party begins.” She said, looking from Tatyana to Sirnet. “So please ready my riding attire.”
“But…Your Highness, I don’t think that is…a wise choice.” The maid answered, watching the princess with wide eyes. “Your mother the Queen said to begin preparations now so that you will be fully ready when the tea-party begins.”
“Well, my mother is unaware that not everyone takes five hours to get ready. So, perhaps, you can do as I’ve asked and get me my riding attire.” Ronais said.

The maid looked down at the dress she held in her hands. “Of course, Your Highness.” she said, leaving Ronais’s room.
Ronais sighed and threw herself back on her bed. “I just want to ride out into the world and never come back.” she said, putting her hands over her face.
“That wouldn’t be a very good idea, Ronais.” Tayrn said from the open window.

“You don’t understand, Tayrn. I’m trapped…like a pet in a cage, forced to do what I’m told. I don’t like this…” she said, turning her head to face Tayrn’s smiling one.

“Ro…you’re too beautiful to be sad.” He said, leaning in the window, his eyes reflecting a smile.

“Don’t flatter me.” Ronais said, a smile spreading on her face regardless.
Tayrn smiled back. “Are you going for a ride, Your Highness?” He asked.
“Why, yes I am.” She replied. “And I suppose that I will be in need of an escort. Would you mind accompanying a young princess on her evening ride?”

“Of course.” He said. “I would be honored.”
“Then ready yourself, sir. I shall meet you at the stables in one hour.” Ronais said. Tayrn nodded and pushed himself back from the window, landing on the ground a dozen feet below without a sound. Ronais smiled to herself and laid back on her bad. “We have a riding companion, Sirnet.” She said, petting the white wolf that lay next to her on the bed. Sirnet wagged his tail and leaped up, licking Ronais in the face. Ronais giggled and covered her face “Keep your slobber to yourself!” she said, still giggling.

 

Reincarnatio Part 5: The Hot One

Oh, and here we are again! I’m so excited to see you again, my dear Reader. Reincarnatio is just bouncing with joy at seeing your lovely, smiling face! So, take a seat and let’s look at the next Part, shall we? And here it is, Reincarnatio Part 5: The Hot One.

A strong wind blew the trees, causing an eerie moaning and cracking to fill the air. Clouds loomed in the sky, gray and untouchable except for a lone volcano that pierced them. The green forest stopped at the bottom of the volcano and was replaced by grim black stone that climbed up towards the clouds, sharply jutting out from the volcano. Steam seeped from the black rock and flowed from a cave near the top of the volcano.

Crazed laughter rose in the air around the cave, circling the volcano and mixing in with the steam and clouds. “Go, Nelson, go!” Belina laughed at the mossy green rock that she had just pushed down the cave and deeper into the volcano. The rock bounced on the shiny black ground, and rolled into a pool of lava that flowed from a crack in the wall. “Oh no, Nelson!” Belina yelled as she ran towards the lava pool. She skidded to a stop before her feet were buried in the molten liquid, her bearskin dress hugging tight to the curves of her body, and coming short on her thighs.

“Nelson, don’t play in the lava! Now is not the time, I hear a rumbling and I feel a storm coming. So then, Nelson, you know we have to sleep now.” She said, reaching into the lava, pulling the green and now-burnt rock out of the popping, molten liquid. Belina hugged the large rock to her chest and began walking towards a pile of dry orange-brown leaves and twigs in a small corner in the cave. She set the rock down next to the pile of foliage, “A fire to keep us warm through the night?” Belina asked the rock. “Of course we can have one, Nelson!” She knelt down and touched a leaf, causing sparks of fire to escape her finger tips and consume the leaf. Belina set the burning leaf down on the pile and the flame raced across the rest of the leaves and branches, creating a large orange-yellow fire that lit up Belina’s smiling face, matted red hair and blazing yellow eyes.

“How’s that, Nelson?” She asked, stepping into the fire. “I think it’ll do just fine.” she said, laying down on the burning pile. She reached out and pulled Nelson to her, humming a lullaby as she did so. “Now is sleep time.” she said, hugging Nelson tight to her chest, a smile spreading wide across her face. “Dream sweet, Nelson.” she said, her eyes fluttering shut.

~*~

Ronais lay in her bed, Sirnet cuddled next to her. She smiled and closed her eyes, drifting off into the realm of deep sleep.