A little one shot I had been working on, inspired by a pic done by Yaraffinity enjoy.
It was early morning and Birdie sat on the window pane that overlooked her farmland she saw NightShade grazing under a tree, she seemed unsure of herself for some reason or an other. Just then there was a knock on her door, Crystal Birdie's new friend had come in with two cups of tea.
“What's going on with you?” asked Crystal as she pulled a chair close to Birdie. Birdie thought for a bit, not knowing what her friend would say or how she would react, Birdie would just have to come out and tell her, she sighed.
“I....I'm....I'm not sure of my future! Part of me wants to stay on the farm, but the other part of me want to go off and have an adventure, I just don't know which half to listen to,” answered Birdie, Crystal gave a small smile as she set her tea down.
“Oh have I been down that road before, believe it or not I was like you once, torn and unsure,” replied Crystal as she handed Birdie her cup of tea.
“You....you were?” asked Birdie sounding a bit surprised.
“Yes, when I was younger my father would take myself and my mother on his business trips out of state, mostly to Georgia because of family living there, but I knew what lay beyond the mountains, beyond Atalanta and everything else I knew of and I wanted to see if for myself,” answered Crystal.
“But part of you wanted to stay at home with your family?” questioned Birdie before she took a sip of tea. Crystal nodded as she kept telling her story.
“Sort of yes, you see I was born in Alabama but raised in a small town in the mountains of North Carolina, I mostly wanted to break away from it all, but like you I was torn, stay with my family and the life I knew or leave and forge my own way and see whats in the world,” replied Crystal, Birdie placed her cup on a small table as she kept listening.
“What made you choose?” Birdie asked once more. Crystal stared out the window remembering the life she had to give up, she turned back to Birdie.
“It was the eve of my débutante ball, I was kind of a late bloomer so my parents thought they would have it late anyway, I was all dressed up to see our guests and meet the available men that came, but I froze, couldn't speak to any guests or anything, that's when it hit me, this isn't the life I want to have, born into a life of wealth, lavish parties, glitterings gems it....it wasn't for me,” answered Crystal.
Birdie couldn't believe what her friend had just told her, she thought life of the high class was perfect cause they could have it all, but now knew it was not easy as she thought, but it still sounded beautiful, going to lovely parties and seeing the ladies in their gorgeous gowns, Birdie couldn't help but think why Crystal gave it all up.
“I would give part of my tail for the life you had, what happened next?” said Birdie as she was on the edge of her seat with her friends story, Crystal took a other sip of her tea, set her cup down and kept telling her story.
“After things calmed down and guests went home, my family went to bed but I was the only one that didn't go to sleep, I stayed up writing a letter to my mother packed what I could and left that night,” Crystal told her, Birdie couldn't even think of leaving her home in the middle of the night leaving nothing but a note for her family to find when they woke up.
“That must have been so hard on you, to make a choice like that,” Birdie told her, Crystal nodded slightly.
“In a way it was, but I made my way to Savannah and found a ship going to England,” replied Crystal.
“Not long after I arrived in London I met the Flaversham's and well here I am,” she added, she smiled at the thought of her friends, Crystal looked out the window and saw NightShade eating some grass, Birdie noticed him too.
“I've seen how close you are to them, the way you talk about them,” said Birdie, Crystal couldn't help but smile at the thought, she turned to look at her friend.
“What can I say they're like a second family to me, Olivia is like the little sister I've always wanted and Hiram's been more a father to me than my real father,” replied Crystal, she placed her hand on Birdie's shoulder.
“But my point is I know what it's like, to unsure and torn, with me it was all just one big leap, but I'll help you choose and we'll take baby steps,” added Crystal. Birdie smiled at that thought.
“I'd like that, a lot, can we start today if possible?” replied Birdie.
“Sure, why not, I'll teach you how to ride NightShade,” said Crystal, Birdie seemed a little uneasy, but Crystal was her friend and she trusted her.
“Th..that sounds great, could you just teach me how to mount first?” said Birdie sounding a little nervous, Crystal smiled.
“Sure, like I said small steps, no get changed and I'll meet you outside,” said Crystal, Birdie felt a little better after her talk with Crystal, and she knew someday she would take a chance like she did.