Author: Elanor Crumwell PM
Her village kicked her out all for the color of her eyes and hair. A young woman's adventures and where she meets new friends and much more.Rated: Fiction M - English - Fantasy/Romance - Chapters: 17 - Words: 42,384 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 11 - Updated: 05-24-12 - Published: 11-02-11 - Status: Complete - id: 2966850
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The sun rose slowly into the sky filling the small town with golden light, the sounds of a town awakening rising into the air. Shops began to pull out their wares, horses pulling wagons, women heading to the well to draw water for laundry. A soft breeze blew through the town rustling leaves as they were turning to the shades of fall. The door opened on a small house painted white a slender woman starting to leave the house. She heard the cry of a child and looked down seeing a large basket at her doorstep. Kneeling down the woman found a note on top of the mass of blankets. 'Take good care of Elwyn' the note read and the woman smiled pushing aside the blankets to reveal a baby. The baby opened pale blue eyes and grinned a gummy smile reaching a tiny hand out to the woman. Standing the woman picked up the basket and headed back inside the house.
"Kimora what is that?" a large stocky man asked.
"Silvijn I think the gods are finally smiling upon us," she replied, "This is Elwyn."
The man stood over the basket seeing the baby amidst the blankets. "Kimora she is beautiful," he replied also receiving a gummy smile, "How do you know her name is Elwyn."
Kimora handed him the note and picked up the baby. "Elwyn you are the child we have been praying for," she said softly her dark green eyes watching the baby in her arms.
Silvijn smiled watching his wife look lovingly at the child. "I have to get to work let me know if you need any help with Elwyn," he said kissing her cheek.
"Of course," she replied smiling.
Silvijn left the house leaving Kimora and Elwyn home.
"Now my little one you need a bed and something to eat," Kimora said softly setting the baby back into the basket.
Elwyn yawned stretching her tiny hands up her eyes fluttering shut as she fell fast asleep. Carrying the basket Kimora headed into their bedroom glad to see the crib her husband carved still there. Resting a hand on her stomach she remembered the sadness surrounded by the crib. 'I thought about selling the crib, but I'm glad I didn't pressure Silvijn,' she thought and set the baby inside the crib. Humming a soft tune Kimora went into the kitchen to prepare breakfast for herself and lunch for Silvijn.
She was finishing pulling the bread out of the oven when she heard Elwyn crying. 'What am I going to do for milk for her?' Kimora thought, 'I'm not making any of my own.' She headed into the bedroom pulling tiny Elwyn out of her crib. Tears streamed out of her pale blue eyes making a loud wail. Rocking her gently Kimora tried to figure out what was wrong, but Elwyn wouldn't stop crying.
"Are you hungry Elwyn?" Kimora asked knowing the baby couldn't answer.
Kimora had no milk and a crying child; hoping to find some help she left the house carrying the crying child with her.
People stared at her as she headed towards the well. "Kimora what on earth, a child?" one of her friends Alanna asked.
"A foundling child, she was left on our doorstep," Kimora replied, "She's hungry and I don't know what to do."
Alanna who had three children of her own smiled, "Come let us get some milk from our cow."
Kimora followed her Elwyn still crying with all her might. The two entered the small barn, and Alanna handed her two glass bottles usually used for calves that needed help nursing. "Here take these, she will drink out of them," Alanna replied setting down on a stool next to a cow. "Luckily we have a spare cow this year, my youngest fell in love with a calf this year. So we allowed her to raise her and not be slaughtered. Buttercup will help you give this child milk," Alanna explained as she milked the cow.
In no time Alanna was filling one of the bottles and screwed on the lid. "Make sure you keep her head up and not let any air bubbles go through," Alanna said as Kimora held the bottle up to the crying child's lips.
Elwyn stopped her crying and began sucking the milk out making Kimora smile. "I am glad the gods finally are smiling upon you Kimora," Alanna said a soft look in her eyes.
"I am as well," Kimora replied as Elwyn finished up the bottle, "I'll send Silvijn over when he's done at the shop to pick up Buttercup."
Alanna smiled and watched as Elwyn burped and yawned her eyes drooping. "If you need any help or have questions my door is always open Kimora," she said with a smile.
"Thank you so much Alanna," Kimora replied hearing the sound of children coming closer.
"Mama Aster took my doll!" a little girl yelled as she ran into the barn.
"Lily calm down you'll wake up the baby," Alanna said sharply.
"What baby Mama?" Lily replied then seeing the child Kimora held, "What's her name?"
"Her name is Elwyn," Kimora replied with a smile.
Another girl older then Lily came into the barn holding a faded cloth doll. "I didn't take her doll Mama, Lily gave her to me," the girl said.
"Did not Aster," Lily retorted a frown wrinkling her button of a nose, "You took her."
"Now you two out of the barn, Aster did she really give you her doll?" Alanna said as she grabbed the children by the wrist leading them out of the small barn.
"No Mama," Aster said handing the doll back to Lily.
"It was nice seeing you Kimora and meeting Elwyn," Alanna said with a smile gently touching the forehead of the sleeping Elwyn.
"I'm so glad I bumped into you," Kimora replied and headed back to the house holding a sleeping Elwyn in her arms.
Silvijn was waiting for her in the house worry creasing his brow. "There you are Kimora I was worried," he said, "How is Elwyn."
"She's fine, just hungry. I went to see if the other women would know how to help me." Kimora replied going to set Elwyn in her crib, "Alanna helped me, she is giving us a cow to help with the milk."
"That was kind of her I will have to carve her something to thank her family." Silvijn replied.
"Would you mind going and fetching the cow later?" Kimora asked, "I told Alanna that you would."
"Of course my dear, I was just coming to check on you two, Irid just put in an order for a headboard for his daughter so I must get back to work."
Kimora smiled and kissed her husband goodbye. She checked on Elwyn watching the baby sleep a soft smile on her lips.
A new story that I've started, Chapter 1 will be up next week as always Reviews are much appreciated!