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Asteria&Holly. Chapter One~Category: Story?
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
04:38:04 PM (GMT)
"Mr Higgins is truly a brute, isn't he Asteria? Mother should have gotten
rid of him ages ago, shouldn't he? He actually called me a brat, the old...."
Of course, Asteria wasn't listening to a word her sister was saying, picking idly at
the food sat on her plate, that really didn't seem at all appetizing, or edible, for
that matter, with her fork. 
Holly, however, seemed intent on irritating her with her constant, childish babble.
"He's so-o-o-o uptight! I mean, Mr Bird wouldn't have cared if I hadn't done my
sums, so why should he make such a big fuss? I really don't understand it. Do you,
Asteria? Are you even listening?"
"Does it look like I'm interested, idiot?"
At this, the young girl was silenced, scowling down at her bowl of soup with obvious
disdain, eventually picking up her spoon and stirring it around her little china
bowl. Neither of them were hungry.
Finally losing her temper, Asteria placed her fork and knife on the table, the little
'clack' resounding through the large dining hall, pushing her chair back and abruptly
exiting the room, leaving Holly to deal with the cross chef. Cruel, but she did, in
her opinion, deserve it. It was about time she did something useful! With long,
confident strides, she reached her chamber, flopping onto her bed with a sigh,
staring up at the peach silk canopy above her. Why did mother and father always leave
HER behind with Holly? It wasn't fair! As a fully fledged, eighteen year old woman,
she should be out at parties, courting men left, right and centre. Not stuck in the
mansion with her little sister. It simply wasn't right! They got to travel all over
the world, and Father had even claimed that one of the Natives had tried to shoot him
in the heart when he was in America. It may have sounded silly, but she envied him.
He got all the excitement- not to mention the exotic finery and silks! If only SHE
were there with him on his ship. Then she would be able to take a pick of all the
glittering Arabian jewels he would, no doubt, find there in Baghdad. 
There was a single knock on the door, interrupting Asteria's reverie. Grudgingly she
responded to it, not bothering to open the door.
"Well? Come in, then!"
A mousy looking maid poked her head around the door, staring anxiously at her feet.
"M-miss Asteria, Butler h-has readied your bath for you..."
"Very well then." she grumbled, still a little irritated that her thoughts had been
interrupted so. "I shall be there in a few minutes."
The maid nodded, dissapearing off down the corridor once more, no doubt going to
gossip to Cook and the other servants about how 'Mistress Asteria' was in a foul
mood. News like that did, after all, seem to travel rather quickly. Striding into the
corridor once more, she burst into the bathroom, slamming the door behind her and
promptly locking it. At that, she slipped out of her dress and undergarments and
stepped graciously into the bath. The water was not, as she normally preferred it,
piping hot, instead tepid. Butler would certainly be getting a rebuke or two
about this later! Once she'd finally settled, Asteria leant her head backwards,
staring at the bland, beige ceiling and sighing to herself. It was so difficult for a
young lady to live in such conditions, was it not? Useless servants, useless
family...everything was useless! All she had ever asked for was a little excitement-
was that so wrong? If only she could find father.
Her eyes widened.
That was it! She would go and find Father, in Baghdad! He still had a couple of ships
moored at the dock, and if he were to be alerted of her arrival...
Asteria smiled to herself for the first time in what seemed like months. She'd be
able to leave everything behind.
No more Holly.
No more lukewarm bathwater.
Perfect.
Her smirk still lingering on her lips, she reached for her towel, stepping out of the
bath and shivering when her bare feet met the freezing cold floor, wrapping the towel
around herself and unlocking the door. Surely enough, a fresh set of clothes had been
left in a basket just within her reach, at which she lunged and grabbed, dragging it
into the bathroom with minimal effort, and locking herself in once more. Within about
ten minutes, she'd pulled on her dress, giving her long, dark brown locks a decent
brush, before finally nodding at her reflection and exiting the bathroom. Holly could
be heard shouting in the other room at one of the maids.
"What do you MEAN you can't find my doll?" she shrieked, rage clear in her
voice. "I am going to tell mother you've stolen it!"
Asteria heard an audible squeak, as she peered through a crack in the door. 
"Please don't, Miss Holly! I-I'm sure one of the other maids must have
m-m-misplaced it!"
Holly glared into the maid's face accusingly, the height difference utterly
ridiculous, but the maid's fear clearly evident. "Who did it, then? Tell
me, or I'll tell mother!"
"But, I-"
"NOW!" she screamed, reaching up to the maid's face and slapping her
smartly on the cheek.   Asteria let out a single, quiet snort, before tearing her
eyes away from this slightly amusing scene, as she trudged back into her room, not
waiting to see the unfortunate maid's reaction.
"Now," she announced to herself "What should I pack? I shan't take too much. But I
must take my navy silk party frock, as well as my mint summer frock too..."
Asteria swept over to her wardrobe, tapping her chin and inspecting the selection,
before snatching a couple of dresses. Then, a couple more. Satisfied, she peered into
her undergarment drawer, plucking out a few petticoats, as well as the obvious
essentials. Finally, she glanced over her shoulder, at her silver locket, lying
neglected on her bedside table. After a momentary pause, she slipped it around her
neck. 
That was it! All she had to do now was wait for the right moment to escape- and then
she'd be off. It was that simple!
But what Asteria hadn't taken into account, were the hardships that could possibly
lay ahead- some devastating, that she never would have seen coming previously. But,
how was she to know? That things would not be as straightforward as they were in her
dreams, that her life would be completely, and utterly, turned upside down.
Poor girl.
Last edited: 23 February 2011

Comments 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   184245  
MOARNAOPLZ
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   723245  
@Noxx 
WHEN I AM INSPIRED 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   785633  
@Retro_Rainbows 
/throws inspiration at you 
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   239596  
@Noxx 
YAY. xD 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   144352  
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   390386  
@Noxx 
OLOL. STRANGE GIRL <3 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   665995  
@Retro_Rainbows 
fghxfghfgh 
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   891072  
@Noxx 
I ADDED A BIT MORE, HOE. 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   437484  
@Retro_Rainbows 
LOOKING GOOD <3 
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   493737  
@Noxx 
Might make it into some sort of adventure story-ish affair. <3
With possible hints of romance hohohohohohohohohohoh- /shot 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   337429  
@Retro_Rainbows 
THAT'D BE COOOOOL <3
Do it nowwww
/takesgunfromSabriel STOPIT 
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   577450  
@Noxx 
LOL Y SO IMPATIENT
I willlll <3
LOOOL
I might give some of my other OC's, or even a couple of yours, cameos
later onnn <3 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   372361  
@Retro_Rainbows 
Because you're such a good writer >>
OH MY GOSH YES MINE THAT'D BE SO FREAKING AWESOME
Sorry, I'm still riding high on the success of Noxx and your awesome
writing. 
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   230112  
@Noxx 
No I'm nooootttt <3<3
OKAY. WHICH ONES?
Oh uuuuuuuuuuu. >u<
NOXX=♥ 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   782225  
@Retro_Rainbows 
ADRIAN.
♥ He's so fun to write.
YES, YOU ARE.  I am epic envious. 
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   836063  
@Noxx 
LOLK, I'll try and fit in as many of your characters as I can,
though! c:
♥ I bet he is!
NOOO. STOP MAKING ME ALL BIG HEADED /hides 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   588214  
@Retro_Rainbows 
THAT'LL BE SOOO COOL ~
I wanna find guys with voices like my male characters and make
Utauloids of them .__.
YOU DESERVE TO BE! /finds you 
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   654165  
@Noxx 
IKR! I'M ALL EXCITED NOW.
Pf, good luck with that, then! It'd be cool if you actually could,
though~
STOOOOOP! /hidesoncemore 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   133876  
@Retro_Rainbows 
SO YOU SHOULD BE.
Yeah.  It's now my quest, aside from Emmett <3 He WILL be my next
Utauloid.  I might do another one trying to sing arrogantly, and make
it more Noxxy.  Though I might name her something else.  Noxx is
Noxx.
NOOOO /finds you and jumps on your back 
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   304494  
@Noxx 
I'MMA DO SOME HARDCORE WRITING, MANNN
EMMETTT <3<3
I would do Salem, but, alas. NO MICROPHONE QuQ
GYAAAH! D: /ispinneddown 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   169973  
@Retro_Rainbows 
DO IT, BISH <3
SALEM <3<3
Snaffsnaff.
/laughs frantically 
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   952559  
@Noxx 
YAAAAY ENCOURAGEMENT <3
IKR. <3<3
D':
/dies 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   962010  
@Retro_Rainbows 
Don't die .-. 
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   128419  
@Noxx 
Jus' did, hun.
I added a little bit more <3 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   974696  
@Retro_Rainbows 
I've been reading it.  ADD MORE. 
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   437071  
@Noxx 
O-otayy. ouo 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   698775  
@Retro_Rainbows 
Goooood Sable. 
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   571060  
@Noxx 
♥
ILY 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   984884  
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   508424  
@Noxx 
YAY
WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN NEXT? I HAZ NO IDEAS ORZ 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   742193  
@Retro_Rainbows 
MAKE HOLLY SLAP THE MAID 
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   359855  
@Noxx 
OMG YES
8D 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   417928  
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   724334  
@Noxx 
There- edited <3 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   151905  
@Retro_Rainbows 
I like! 
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   878306  
@Noxx 
GUT, mein Liebling. c:
<3<3<3 
 
‹rainboliatric› says:   22 February 2011   528015  
@Retro_Rainbows 
You're making me want to write now too, but I can't on my phone >> 
 
‹harvestmoon♥› says:   22 February 2011   395244  
@Noxx 
Write on paper, then type it up when you're next on the PC. c: 
 
seashells says:   23 February 2011   599635  
Put Pandora and Leon in this and you will be LOVED FOR ALL TIME.
‹harvestmoon♥› says :   23 February 2011   607169  
@seashells 
Pr'happssss 
 

 
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