Saxif Ch.1My first memory is of water. Clear water with one small leaf floating in it. It was right above my head. I lifted my hand to grab touch it and I saw something appearing above the surface. A pair of hands grabbed my raised hand and pulled me up, breaching the surface of the water. For the first time, I breathed. A man was talking and I could understand him. “Don’t be scared, I won’t hurt you.” he said. He lifted me out of the water and wrapped my naked body in a towel. For the first time, I looked him in the eye. For the first time, I felt a deep love.Saxif Ch.1 by ZePurplePumpkin
When I open my eyes, it’s still dark outside. I always wake up this early, it gives me enough time to fetch water, make a fire and prepare breakfast. I get out of bed and look out the window. The forest is quiet and calm. I put my clothes on, make the bed and head downstairs. With a flick of my hand, I light the logs in the hearth on fire. I pick up the two buckets standing near the door and head out.