May 24th, 2010

[info]centennial_hope in [info]not_a_ngo

(special open post): there's a feeling i get when i look to the west.

"I wasn't expecting this --."

Brilliant - now she's talking to herself. But then again, it shouldn't surprise her. She's been moving for weeks, perhaps (she sort of lost count and wouldn't admit it), without the comfort of a companion, of her -- no thinking of Jasper. No. She promised herself.

The landscape surprised her all along: she had to admit she'd been busy traveling around Europe, rather than discovering the beauties of her native land. Now there it was, a wonderfully vast plateau, linked with a similar one through a wobbly-looking rope bridge, and if she looked down -- oh, the temptation of the abyss. Sublime. It was love at first sight.

And all around her, as well as on the other side, and when she looks down, there are signs of past lives being carried on here; signs of lives and deaths and hopes that were born and burned and saw their accomplishment or failure here.

Here, there were people.

Alice's wish is to see this place buzzing with life again.

So she sets on exploring, carefully looking behind every rock, testing the ground, sniffing the air. She'll be quite preoccupied and frown often.

OOC: Alice Cullen has just arrived on one of the plateaus and is about to start exploring the land. Although this post is meant for Aziraphale only, their players felt that it was important for everyone to know how it all started - hence, the post is open and on the community.