Hayuea knelt down petted her bobcat, Nona, and continued to do the tedoius work of milking cows. She had been doing this for years, and supposedly more. In her life she discovered she was orphaned, and for 13 years treated with hatred doubt, until that 14th year, her stepsister threw her out. Her steps were odd, each one had a unique tatoo pasted from their shoulder to thy ankle. But Hayuea herself had a mark, a small one. An electric blue snake with ancient symbols. Hayuea’s name meant fierceness, strength, and grace, and the hero.
Now as she was 15, living with Nona and Sister Lhea, the catholic couldn’t have treated her better. Hayuea loved to hunt, with bow and arrow. Sister would only allow a kil a week, but Hayuea used her time to get the biggest she could.
Hayuea’s mind was crammed with nonsense. But one day, and odd man walked in her cottage and attemped to kill her. To take her mind off of things, she went hunting. By Dagger. In the Black Eye, much hated forest, literally forbidden.
As Nona climbed a tree, Hayuea then noticed a sparkling blue stone surrounded by flat ones. She fingered the small engravings and the little diamond, picked it up and casually walked away. after a minute of striding, the earth beneath her vibrated. She stopped dead dead in her tracks and turned around. the flat stones surrounding the blue one rose up in a timely matter; each one a dorr sliding open, revealing a creature, a beast, a disaster. Large snakes with scaley leathery wings, and a crown of thorns on each end of the tails.
As Hayuea stared in disbelief, a fiery sensation struck her. the blue stone, now glowing, leaped around in her pocket, but she hardly noticed. then words burned her like lightning.Hwæt! Wke Gardena in geardagum,
hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon.
The winged snakes slithered together, joining heads, and turning into rusty diamonds. Hayuea picked it up. It was now her new hunting weapon and……………………………………………………………………