Val

I sat in a little nest I had conjured for myself in my favourite tree, a giant oak. I could feel the familiar tingling behind my eyelids, so I lay down on the soft eiderdown comforter that was part of the nest. I could feel a vision coming, so it was best if I was lying down. As nimble as I am,  I don't think I could handle a full blown vision, forty feet up in a tree.

I am just the newest member of a long line of  seers. That means that I'm a physic, of sorts. I can not only see the future, but the distant past, as well as the present, in ways that other people can't see them. I live in a realm of elves, governed by my great grandfather, King Arthur.

I love my family, my friends and my home, but I'm not terribly fond of being a seer. Sometimes I see awful things that I don't want to see, but I see them anyway, even if I don't always understand them. I made myself comfortable on my back, and looked up at the sky through the oak leaves. I could feel my mind drifting, floating. It was a feeling like going to sleep, but I was wide awake.

I found myself in a children's playground, facing the shining silver surface of rocket that seemed to reach all the way up to the clouds. I could see myself in it, as clear as any mirror's reflection. I could see my long strawberry blonde hair swirling around my distinctly pointed ears. I suppose I was about the same height as any human ten year old, but my aging system is different. I am only ten in Elfen years, but I have actually lived somewhere around thirty human years. I looked about like any human ten year old I suppose, but my eyes were sort of different - a startling emerald green that seemed to look right through a person.

I could see the reflection of children coming up behind me, in the silver surface. I turned around and faced them as they joined me.

"Hi, my name is Valisilwen. It means moon goddess.  Most people call me Val, it's easier." I said.

 I smiled as they gathered around me, and introduced themselves. I said hello to Eleanor, Aimee, Antoli, Resella, John and Daniel.

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