She roams, around and around and around.
But none of this wandering started out of nothing. In fact, this mission is what gives Lee Watterson’s life purpose.

Before she wandered and roamed, she was so content to stay. So content to keep within a home, a field, where the treeline was the only marker. An existence feels safer when bound to a place, when there’s something to return to, someone to greet you at the door. Yet, she had curiosity, a terrible thing for any human. A desire for more, a desire to learn outside of her comfort zone, a desire to see just what the world had to offer. So, she wandered a little, these were haphazard steps. Steps of a child first learning it has legs to stand on. They’re filled with puerile discovery.

She doesn’t make it far until she’s stopped, wild animals and dangerous people make the forest outside her village home. Wizards in her stories were always clad in white, not the tattered brown robes this man wore. Wizards in her stories were always gentle and softspoken, not tugging on her arm nor screaming in her ear. What made this wizard so different than the ones in her books?

A bang, a flash of light, and Lee’s blinded for a few moments. Ahead of her stands this brown robed, wand drawn, eyes wild wizard. Unkempt hair and scraggly beard, green flames smoldering ahead of him. This is no wizard she knows, no wizard she knows would set fire to a bear.

“Are you okay?”
Simple words, but kind undertones. It’s all it takes for the girl to smile back.
“Yep! I’m just fine!”
The kind wizard sighed in relief, shoulders slumped, wand returned to pocket. Lee’s left to stare in awe. The wizards from her books castes from staves or books, never a small glowing stick. It intrigued her; there’s the curiosity again.

“How’d you do that?”
The kind wizard is struck, this little girl showed no fear. Instead, her eyes only held that great and terrible desire to know more.
“With magic.” His eyes crinkled, a smile from ear to ear. Perhaps, this wizard thinks, a young curiosity is just what he needs. “Would you like to learn it?”

Lee was thunderstruck. In her stories, wizards never took apprentices unless they showed great potential. Was she one such person? Someone who could wield such power from her tiny hands?
The answer is obvious, of course.

The kind wizard, now mentor, took the girl by the hand and led her away. Of course, this story wouldn’t be shared by Lee’s parents, nor the others in her town. Instead, they’d talk of a dangerous mage who stole their precious daughter, whisked her off to a land of make believe, where they’d never see her again.

Oh, if only they knew what she learned, the places she’s seen, the people she’s met. They’d be proud of her indeed.

Yet still, to this day, she wanders around and around and around.

Views: 15

Tags: backstory, installments


You need to be a member of RolePages to add comments!

Join RolePages

Spread the Word

Forum Roleplaying

The Last phoenix

Started by Leila in Earth (IC Roleplaying). Last reply by Hephaestus 18 hours ago. 2 Replies


Naruto Roleplayers! BELIEVE IT!

Started by Hotaru Hatake in Role Playing Discussion (Out Of Character). Last reply by Hotaru Hatake yesterday. 7 Replies

Hey everyone! Looking for any naruto roleplayers out there! Old and new! Highly Requested: Sabaku no Gaara, Uzumaki Naruto and Hatake Kakashi My character is still in the works but she is Kakashis' daughter! She grows up to crush on Naruto and…Continue

Tags: Naruto

The Tale of the Squirrel and the Swan(Closed with Emma Abigail Swan)

Started by Dean Michael Winchester in Hellifyno (IC Roleplaying). Last reply by Emma Abigail Swan yesterday. 15 Replies

Ever since his mother was killed by a demon, he had known the truth: that one should always be afraid of the dark. Supernatural creatures were out there, and most of them were unfriendly, or at least all the ones that he had experience with. He had…Continue

Tags: Time, a, Upon, Once, Supernatural

Roast Me (experimental)

Started by John Hancock in The OOC Room (Totally Out of Character). Last reply by John Hancock on Thursday. 17 Replies

I'm trying something new that spawned yesterday from an OOC discussion in chat! I was curious to see how this might work out, so I am picking myself as the guinea pig. This is your one opportunity to roast me! I only have two rules to this…Continue

Looking for a Pack (Dark RP)

Started by Lucian Lefevre in Hellifyno (IC Roleplaying). Last reply by Kiromaru Rellion on Thursday. 24 Replies

I'll keep this discussion straight to the point. I'm looking for a pack for my Character. He's a werewolf, a pure blood at that, and was once the future King to the Werewolf species in France. His grandfather was one of the first wolves to walk the…Continue

The Following, anyone?

Started by Agent Ryan Hardy in Role Playing Discussion (Out Of Character) on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Anyone interested in playing Joe Carroll, Claire Matthews or other canons from the television show, The Following?  I've got your federal agent Ryan Hardy right here! Descriptive writing, brainstorming plots, AU ideas, and psychological angst, oh…Continue

Tags: Purefoy, Kevin, Bacon, Carroll, Joe

Captain Steve Trevor / Diana Prince: A New Future? (Alternate Time-Line) (Closed RP With Diana Prince)

Started by Captain James T. Kirk in Hellifyno (IC Roleplaying). Last reply by Dr. Alexandra Danvers on Tuesday. 253 Replies

They've traveled together from, Themyscira, (Paradise Island), to Mans…Continue

Tags: StarWars, Crossovers, StarTrek, SteveTrevor, DianaPrince

Dark Souls Group Roleplay

Started by asuna in Hellifyno (IC Roleplaying). Last reply by Orion on Tuesday. 9 Replies

Hello, lovelies. I am looking for people who would be interested in being apart of an epic Dark Souls storyline.I am attempting to make a Dark Souls group with Asuna. The storyline will be outlined and detailed. There will be battles, there will be…Continue

Calling All TAZ Fans!

Started by Magnus Burnsides in Role Playing Discussion (Out Of Character). Last reply by Joon Oct 14. 2 Replies

Hello hello!Now I'm relatively new to this site, so I hope this follows proper posting etiquette. As you can see, I've taken on Magnus here in this cool little place, and was wondering if there were any other fans of The Adventure Zone about here!…Continue

Tags: adventure, zone, rp, the, taz

Bleach: The Grey Phoenix Rises

Started by Zander E. Roland (Zero) in World's Crossing (IC Roleplaying). Last reply by Zander E. Roland (Zero) Oct 14. 2 Replies

A man who can not die yet can not give life, is he gifted or cursed? A man who was born nearly 2800 years ago and still alive meets a spirit that changes his life...should they be shinigami or hollow, may the world fear a Immortal.

© 2017   Created by Joseph Gambit.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

#xg_themebody > #xg img { height: 30px; } .xg_span-16 img { max-width: 37px; }