For those of us less antiquated with Welsh, it translates into "Thou should not open any door. Thou should simply head through the archway,". Before we start to ponder on that, let me tell you a bit about myself. My name is Kitty, I'm 13 and I wouldn't even think of calling myself normal. Unlike the other children at Silverglade orphanage, I preferred to spend my time around nature rather then the other children. Not that anyone else minded. I was always the odd one out. Able to speak in both Welsh and Irish, always making tackles comments and...
But can I trust you? I suppose I'll have to tell you this bit as we get to know each other more. But I'm sure there is a question on the tip of your tongue, what am I doing? Well a week ago I was reading through a new paper when I saw:
"12 - 15 year olds wanted to apply to Valedale Academy. Please sent an application letter to:
Fripp, The Stone Circle, Valedale, Jovick"
The oddest thing was only 3 hours after I answered this letter I was asked to come with this beautiful women with red hair. She called herself Miss Sunbeam.
And that was where this all began. Each day a new trial, a new test. Each one not harder, just different. Some knowledge related, some physical and some.. magical? I can't be sure, but I was asked to hold this stick. One that had been carved and it hummed gently in my hands. Another time he lifted his paper white hands and cupped them around my cheeks. His dark, deep, eyes searching my own violet ones.
He is Avalon. I think he is a druid or a monk. He dresses in a long dark robe, inscribed with runes. He speaks so slowly and hoarsely. He scares me, but I am enthralled. I can't turn my head, drop the stick.
Ah, here it is. An archway. I stepped out into the dark night, and there he stood with a small girl. "Well done Kitty of the Stars, you have passed. The other two will join us soon. The moon hasn't yet reached it's highest point, and I think there will be a lightning storm later. Welcome to the newest circle of Soul RIders."