Chapter 4: First Fight
Let's see, where was I...
Ah, yes. My own Legacy. How did that happen? Well, it started with a circlet.
I remember being in the audience the day that the council made Sophie wear the ability restrictor. I remember seeing a sea of faces, all masked in spite, and fear, jeering, booing and hissing, as one girl, young, innocent and brave, walked to the platform where she would be crowned with the circlet.
I remember seeing her stand with her chin held high, even as she became prettty mutch talentless...
And I remember thinking...'How?'
How could someone live with the terrible things that were being done to them? Now I know that part of it has to do with the fact that Sophie Foster is Sophie Foster. But part of it was because she knew, deep down inside, that she was strong.
I wanted to be like that.
And I got a chance, when an old, wrinkly man showed up at our doorstep and said that he needed our help. For Fitz, this was nothing new. But for me... let's just say I wan't prepared.
I get the feeling that Eversest was especially cold that night. I felt like even though the veiw seemed to capture the whole world, I was trapped. The world was encompased in a sphere of glass, like a snowglobe. As my friends and I waited there,I could tell something was wrong.
And when I saw the black cloak swishing in the snow, I knew.
"Someone's here." I whispered to Fitz, trying to act normal.
But he brushed it off. "Don't be a baby, Biana." He'd told me.
So when the Neverseen revealed themselves, I ALMOST managed an 'I told you so'.
That night was one of the hardest in my life. I fought, like everyone else, and the cold from the snow seemed to dissapear instantly in the heat of battle. And then there was that moment, when Lady Gisella's hood fell. It was a betrayal.
But I;m proud to say that not long after that, my moment came. Keefe and his mom were doing the thing. The thing from every cliche movie that has ever existed, that moment when the child sees the parent's evil, and the parent attempts to destroy the child.
For Keefe and Gisella, it was the moment when she raised her melder to his head, and almost smiled.
That was when Brave Biana made her first appearance. I only remember the anger, and the drive, and that feeling that I could stop this. I also remember the feeling of my impact on Gisella, the moment I tackled her and (Not to brag) saved Keefe's butt.
A lot of people say that that was my best moment, but honestly, I was just gettting started. I had proven my worth, and now I was ready for more.
So when Sophie basically begged me to join the Black Swan, how could I refuse?