|Penny Brisbois (fairmaiden) wrote in fairthreads,|
@ 2010-02-07 11:56:00
|Entry tags:||!incomplete, character: penelope brisbois, player: carrah, player: lisa|
Who: Penny and A MYSTERIOUS PERSON!
Where: In the forest outside Greenville
When: Immediately following her encounter with Matt
What: Penny is distraught and finds herself in a bit of trouble
Status: Threaded, incomplete.
The tears in Penny's eyes blinded her as she fumbled to unhitch Copper, her attempts to dash them away proving unsuccessful. It took her three tries before she finally managed to free the mare and tug her out to be mounted, her actions unusually sharp and jerky. Copper protested, pulling back slightly, but Penny didn't seem to care about, or, in fact, notice the mare's discomfort. That alone would have been indication of the girl's distress; Penny was ever a gentle creature and would never dream of hurting any animal, certainly not her own horse. She seemed oblivious to everything, though, as she yanked the mare closer once more and pulled herself into the saddle, spurring Copper forward almost before she even got her seat.
Penny urged Copper to a gallop almost immediately, eager to get out of town and leave the pain of her encounter with Matt behind her. The startled mare thundered through Greenville and the houses and shops blurred until there was nothing but trees. Still, Penny let Copper gallop on, the wind stinging her eyes and giving excuse for the tears that still fell.
She didn't realize she was lost until Copper shied at something unseen in the woods and tossed Penny off her back. Hitting the ground was a rude awakening and though it was cushioned by fallen leaves, pine needles, and snow, Penny winced from the pain of a bruised bottom and a bruised ego.
The forest was eerily misty and a thick cloud cover blocked out the sun. The trees were thick, thicker than any part of the forest that Penny remembered, and she realized that she had no idea where she was. Tears welled up in her eyes, both from the pain and embarrassment of her fall and the fear that she was lost. She felt like a foolish little girl, finding herself in this predicament, and she had no idea what she was going to do.
Gen would know what to do... she thought with a sniffle. Why couldn't I have been more like Gen?
"Penny! Penny, what are you doing out here?"
Penny lifted her head in surprise at the welcome sound of the all-too familiar voice. "G-Gen?" she replied hopefully. "Gen, is that you?"
And then, through the mist, Gen walked out, scowling a Gen scowl at Penny's foolishness. "I thought I heard someone tear through here. Penny, what were you thinking!" Gen admonished, moving to help Penny up off the ground.
"Gen, where are we? I... I have no idea..." Penny replied as she took her sister's hand, cool in her own clammy hand.
"Not too far from my house, out back. You galloped right by, you could have woken the dead," Gen replied rolling her eyes. "Come on, let's get back to my place, warm you up. You can tell me what's upsetting you."
Penny could only nod in relief. "Let me just get Copper. We can both ride her back, if you want," she offered, pulling toward the mare who was fortunately not too far off. Gen seemed reluctant to let go.
"We should walk. It's too dangerous in this fog. You're lucky you didn't ride right into a tree branch," Gen suggested, waiting for Penny to retrieve Copper. "Follow me, I know the way back."
Penny was relieved. Somehow, in her blinded state, she had managed to guide Copper at least to some familiar ground. Or maybe it had been Copper that had headed for something familiar. It didn't matter. After all, she was safe now. Gen would take care of her like she always did and Penny would follow. They didn't talk much as they walked and Penny was glad for it, giving her an opportunity to collect her thoughts a bit before she told Gen what happened. Still, it seemed they were walking for a long while. Hadn't Gen said they weren't far?
"Gen, is it much further?" Penny asked, squinting through the mist to see if she could make out the shape of the small home Gen shared with her husband.
"Not much further now, don't worry," Gen assured her. "Just over the next hill."
Penny nodded, continuing to follow, though she was beginning to get tired. She was beginning to feel the pain from her fall and she was getting hungry, too. What time was it? She knew she should be getting back, too, before her parents missed her. At least it wasn't much further, she reminded herself.