𝔹𝕝𝕖𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕟𝕘𝕤 ✞ ℂ𝕦𝕣𝕤𝕖𝕤
𝙊𝙣𝙚 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙙𝙤𝙚𝙨𝙣'𝙩 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙖𝙗𝙤𝙪𝙩?
Ever since 17-year-old River can remember, she's always had the real sense that she's in the wrong place — that 𝘴𝘩𝘦 is wrong. Because of this, she battles a constant restlessness that consumes her. Running is the only thing that helps.
Another reason she knows she's wrong?
She can see the light around a person. Everyone gives off energy and somehow, River can see a bit of it. She knows when someone's good or bad. She just doesn't know what a blurry light means, like the light around the creepy new kid, Wicked.
Upon seeing him, something inside her breaks open; a crack along some forgotten wall that frees a painful wave of raw emotion and faint visions. And an emerald-eyed boy that River doesn't remember but knows she should.
After Wicked reveals his violent, supernatural side, River's world explodes and everything she thought was real, fades away. Taken from her life in Georgia, River is forced into a dangerous but beautiful, self-sustaining-power-filled-live-in-the-trees-Fair world that has been impatiently awaiting her return.
She came to me in a dream one night...a crazy, fucked-up dream, where all I saw was emerald-green.
It took me a moment to notice the girl with the aquamarine eyes. When I did, I could see the terrible heartache in her sunrise.
She held her hand out and I took it without a doubt. She dragged me into her world before it was too late, forever imprisoning me into her endless fate.
She took me to an old trunk. There was a note that said, 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙢𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙬𝙧𝙤𝙩𝙚.
Carefully lifting the lid, I peeked inside to see what hid. Dozens of books, both new and old, I found myself hesitating to read what they told. "You have to live them before they fade," she warned.
I touched one of the books, surprised to find it warm. A painful feeling came over me. A premonition of a coming storm.
I looked at her. "Who are you?" I whispered.
She gave me a sad smile. "I am River."