The Stolen Child [Nimueh] May 27, 2011 8:10:09 GMT -5
Post by mysery on May 27, 2011 8:10:09 GMT -5
[/blockquote][/color][/blockquote]The Isle of the Blessed was the only home she'd ever known. And Morgana didn't care to know another. Here, she was happy. With the priestesses and the blood guards. Nimueh had taken her in, raised her as her own and little nine year old Morgana's magic was coming along very nicely. Sitting as she was beside one of the stone tables, Morgana read her book as a small ball of light hovered around her head. The first thing she'd ever mastered and managed to call up at will. She could do other things, but those powers were erratic at best, and the books she read were supposed to help her with that.
Sometimes Morgana found herself curious about her family, about where she had come from, but Nimueh had simply replied that her family had wanted to keep her safe and so had given her to the priestess to look after. She was only now beginning to understand what that meant and why her family had been worried for her. King Uther Pendragon of Camelot. He had all but declared war on those with magic, the priestesses included, and had killed some of the men and women that Morgana had come to know over her short life.
Which was why she disliked him already. He had taken some of her friends from her and made Nimueh sad. She hid it well, and Morgana didn't know the full story, but sometimes she would see the older woman with a sad look in her eyes. That was usually when word reached them that another of their friends had been killed or captured by King Uther. Despite this though, Nimueh still urged Morgana to study as hard as she could and learn to control her magic.
Morgana was thankful for that. If she had to give up her magic, even in her young mind, Morgana knew it would kill her. Magic had become an integral part of who she was. Another reason she disliked Uther Pendragon. He forced them all to pretend and Morgana had never been all that good at pretending games.
Setting: Isle of the Blessed
Tag: Nimueh Ó Liatháin
Timeline: During Morgana's childhood