Chapter 1 - With the Sunrise Comes a New Path:
It was a lovely sunrise, the reds, oranges and yellows of the sky was a sight the young Prince Loki was used to seeing. He pulled the sheer green curtains back to see more of the beautiful sunrise. On the bed next to his was his older brother, Thor, half-off of his own bed towards the floor and snoring quite loudly. He pulled the sheer green curtains back to see more of the beautiful sunrise, trying to ignore the horrid sounds coming from the other bed. His older brother, Thor, was half-off of his own bed sliding towards the floor and snoring quite loudly. Seeing the morning sun wasn't a new sight to the young prince but today, today was a special day; this would be the day that he would begin his training as a mage.
After about half an hour, Thor started to wake up, stretching and yawning as he sat up. He reached up his red nightshirt and scratched his chest, looking sleepily at his brother.
"Loki, my brother why do you always wake up so early? There is nothing to do so early in the morning..." Thor asked shifting his hand to scratch his shoulder instead of his chest. Loki gave a side glance to his brother but continued looking out towards the sunrise.
"I don't know... I always have a better day whenever I look into the sunrise..." Loki responded, a small smile upon the young boy's face. Thor just yawned at the reply and got up from his bed to the washroom to relieve himself and to wash.
Loki continued to look outward, starting to really think at Thor's question as to why he did wake up early and look at the sunrise almost every morning. He truly did not know why he did such a task but it did seem to make him have a better day when he did, as if he wasn't alone when he did. Loki was usually alone. Sure his brother was around but he was usually off with his friends.
Friends. That was what Loki lacked.
Loki wasn't as skilled as his brother in the art of friend making, usually people enjoy Thor over himself. It wasn't like people disliked Loki, it was that Loki did not want to be friends with people that wanted to be friends with him because of the fact that he was their Prince.
But whenever he looked at that sunrise, he felt like someone else, someone like him, was watching it as well. It had been like this ever since Loki was five winters old. Maybe this day he would meet that person? Maybe this day he would be able to finally make his own path instead of following behind his brother's shadow. He smiled at these thoughts and hopped up and got dressed in his favourite colours of green and gold and rushed out of the door to eat breakfast to get ready to forge the beginning of his destined path. Little did the young Prince Loki know, someone else was doing the same on the other side of the kingdom...
As she did every sunrise, Hevleska, daughter of Tywin, was sitting at her vanity mirror, braiding her shoulder length chocolate brown hair. This had become normal for her, beginning two autumns ago when she was four springs old. She had awoken at sunrise and had to urge to watch it rise into the blue skies above Asgard. She felt such joy when she did.
Her father was already up and was downstairs. He knew today would be the day that she would start her training as a mage. Admittedly he was a bit surprised when she was summoned by the mage instructor last winter. He remembered the letter that was delivered to their home. Tywin did not understand the letter at first but accepted it since all training was overseen by the All-Father.
Grabbing the letter containing the meeting place for later that day, Tywin called to his daughter to come down and eat, knowing full well that his young Hevleska was already dressed and ready for the day.
Upon hearing her father's words, she finished putting a golden locket around her neck and rushed downstairs. Like a red blur, she appeared at her father's side with a smile on her face, excited about today. He looked down at her and smiled, cupping her cheek and patting it.
"Look at you, six springs old and already being summoned to be a magic user. Always thought you would end up being a lady of court." Hevleska sighed at her father and responded with slight annoyance.
All he did was smile and handed her a bowl of oatmeal to eat before they set off to the meeting point. Tywin looked at his young daughter and smiled, he hoped this path stretched before her was one that she wanted and would excel at, as would any father would hope for his child. Truthfully he would have been happy with her marrying a strong warrior and bearing him sons so that she could carry on his lineage but it seems as though that path wasn't her destiny.
As her father was locking up the house, Hevleska re-reading the letter again, to try and memorize the directions to the meeting place. Her father began walking, and Hevleska walked beside him, her eyes never leaving the letter. It suddenly dawn on her that the meeting place was close to the palace. In fact it was a separate building which was on the palace grounds, given to the mage instructor to train his students.
As Hevleska reached the palace, she had no clue who or what was coming up next...