Solstice Children~ Season 1, Episode 2

Solstice Children

An AGDA Original Photo Series

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Episode Two

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She followed him through the dense foliage of the forest, her heart thumping with the passion of her innocence.

One question burned through her mind, What is going to become of me?

But she knew that the answer to that question, whatever it was, was not good for her to think about.

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The escorter led her through, guiding her way.  He knew she was already lost, in a sense, but there was no way he was going to let her get lost physically through the dark woods, clad with twists and turns.

“Atticus, you may leave me right here, I can find my way on my own.”

“No.” Atticus replied simply, no matter how much it pained him to say it.

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“Oh, it’s against the rules, isn’t it?” Eve sighed with a heavy heart.

Actually, her theory was quite contrary to reality.

“Uh.. Yes, I am required by the nobility to lead you father in,”

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It’s not.  I knew I should’ve dropped her off ours ago… But wouldn’t that mean losing her… forever? his mind raced with thoughts, as he drifted off to the past.

5 years ago

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As the rest of the students frolicked on the playground, socializing with one another, she sat in the corner of the school yard, and read, paying little attention to the devious stares directed at her, and the pointing of fingers.

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“What are you doing here, Eve?”

“Um,” Eve’s expression grew nervous as she stared into those of the other 2nd grader’s eyes.

“I’m reading, Andromeda.”

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“I didn’t know you even could read.” Andromeda snarled,

“Well… I can.”

“I didn’t know that your kind  could do anything!”

“I am your kind!  I’m a loyal citizen of Equinox!  I promise!”

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“Eve, you just aren’t like me.  I’ll have you know that my father, the most powerful Baron in the land knows what you are.  And he knows what you’ll do to us too.  Everyone knows that you’re nothing but an unlucky little Solstice Child.  Nobody will ever love you Eve.”

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Tears threatened to flood as Andromeda went on her way.  But she held them back, as always.  Because who knew what else they would whisper behind her back if she did…

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But little did she know, someone did love little Eve.

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Atticus darted back to reality.  He had a job to do.

“Do you like what they assigned you?” Eve asked as the two trudged along the underbrush,

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He sighed “You mean the occupation of an Escorter?  No.  I would much rather be a doctor.  Anything, really, than this.”

“Oh, well I’m sorry about that.  But you should feel lucky that you even got assigned something.”

She was right.  He was just so, utterly Lucky, yes that was definitely the correct word to describe his life.

But he had a job to do, and it was not an assigned one.  And he had to do it fast.

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“Eve, listen to me.  I shouldn’t be doing this, but this is ridiculous.”

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“Atticus, what are you doing?  What do you mean, what is ridiculous?” Eve’s innocent face broke his heart, but this was what he had to do.

“The way they treat us.”

“What the nobility?”

“Yes, them and the Queen.  All of them  You should not be out here, and if I get caught doing what I have to do right now, I can get killed, would you like me to get killed?”

“No!  Of course not!”

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“Good, then not a single word of this will be spoken of this from you.  Understood?”

“Yes, understood.  But anything that can get you killed is not worth doing, Atticus.  Especially for me!”

“Oh, but it is Eve.  You are the beginning of my revolution.”

“What do you me-”

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He dropped his bag with a thump onto the forest floor.  Eve’s eyes widened with worry.

“No, Atticus, no.”

“Yes!”

“You can’t do this, you shouldn’t!  Just leave me here, just continue on with you life!  Forget about me!”

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“I will never forget about you, Eve.  There is something in that bag that you must wear, to remember me… and what I just did for you.  Eve…”

 

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“This is absolutely insane!  I can’t let you-”

“You have no choice, Eve.  Goodbye Eve, and most importantly…”

Good luck.”

46 thoughts on “Solstice Children~ Season 1, Episode 2

      1. Sorry to interrupt, but I SHIP MY OWN CHARACTERS ALL THE TIME! It’s totally okay. Totally normal. No matter how weird it might sound. *innocent grin* LOL! XD
        ~Jaclynn~

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  1. This just gets better and better! I LOVE Eve’s freckle pattern. THIS PART WAS TOO SHORT! IT NEEDS TO BE THE WHOLE SERIES IN ONE PART! MUST KNOW MORE.

    Ahem, You have really good ideas for Photo Stories. I’m thinking of making Fire and Ashes soon.

    Each day gets closer to when Nora will arrive!

    Diamond
    worldofagdolls.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I did work really hard on her freckles, thanks for noticing! HAHA NO YOU HAVE TO WAIT FOR NEXT MONDAY! Ooh, Fire and Ashes sounds epic! You totally should! Would you like any advice for photo series’?

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      1. Monday? Oh well. Can’t wait for next Monday then! Yeah. Fire and Ashes is pretty cool. I have a storyline already. Ooh what’s your advice?

        Diamond

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      2. Yep! A new part is posted every Monday! For 11 weeks straight! Good! For plotting, I use a ruler to section off each part on a piece of cardstock, and then I put about 5 or 6 bullet points in each section describing the main plot. But as far as pictures go, I like to spend time to take all the pictures for a single season before I post it, so I’m never rushing to get something up and I’m taking my time with photography. Good luck!

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  2. Atticeve….*whispers in a way that everyone can hear*
    This is turning out to be really good. I do have one tip on your male characters. When I draw dogs or horses, it’s quite hard to tell the difference between male and female. It’s all in the eyebrows. If they’re thicker and more angular, it gives a masculine look to the face. (Which, Atticus’s eyebrows are hidden by his bangs, so I don’t know, but still.)
    Very awesome. What is she going to wear? *goes to watch trailer again for signs of jewelry*

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    1. XD Yes… Atticeve! But wait… another ship is COMING! Thank you for the advice, but I already took all the pictures for Season 1, but I’ll definitely keep that in mind for Season 2! Hmm… you’ll have to wait and see! 😀

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  3. WOW THIS IS AMAZING!! AND WHATS IN THE BAG?! WHAT IS SO DANGEROUS THAT ATTICUS IS RISKING HIS LIFE DOING IT?! IS ATTICUS GONNA DIE?! IS EVE GONNA FIND HIS DEAD BODY IN THE FIELD?! OR IS EVE GONNA BE INJURED AND ATTICUS WILL COME SAVE HER?!!

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    1. HAHA YOU HAVE TO WAIT TILL MONDAY!
      Just to clear stuff up, Equinox assigns children their jobs for the rest of their life at age 13, and Atticus got Escorter, (which he was not happy about), and well, Eve…
      So Atticus is escorting Eve to the woods, and he breaks the rules and gives her his bag that probably has some important stuff in it. 😀 😀

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