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Ylva Halvorsdóttir
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PostSubject: A walk in darkness [open] Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:33 pm


Ylva had awoken like did everyday of her life, to the dark blackness that consumed her. The blackness that kepted her from seeing all the beautiful colors that her father tried so desperately to her when she was a girl. Until she screamed at him to stop and he never brought it up again. As she swung her legs to the edge of the bed and sat up she felt her dog nuzzle her hand."Good morning Hálogi" she said to him as she felt around for the rope. Grabbing it and making it into the main room of the hut, only to be greeted by the slave that was to take care of her this morning. "Good morning Ylva, lets get you ready for the day" Runa, the slave said before grabbing her arm and leading her to back to her room. Ylva didn't say anything and just let the women move her around. She sat in silence like she did most everyday. What was there to say? She was sorry that they had to brush her hair dress her and help feed her everyday? She was sorry she was a waste of space and maybe her father should have killed her so they didn't have to do this for her? No she couldn't say anything like that, or her father would become angry with her and punish her. He didn't go easy on her punishments because she was blind ether.

Once Runa was done she said "There you look very beautiful and ready for the day" to her before taking her arm and leading her to the table for some food. "Thank you" was all she would ever say to that comment. People would call her beautiful, but how was she to know if that was true or not? She could be so very disgusting to look at and people just said that to be nice. "What shall you do today?" she heard the slave ask as she handed her a spoon and guided her hand to the bowl. Ylva took a few bites of food before answering her "I think I'll go to the shoreline today" she said as she got ready to be told that she couldn't and that it was far to dangerous for her. However she was surprised when all she heard was a hum back. Maybe her last episode of yelling at a different slave that she wasn't crippled as well as blind was enough for them to stop trying to tell her what to do.

When she finished her food she simply pushed back from the table and felt around on for the rope again seeing as Hálogi was laying at her feet. Once she found it she said " Come boy lets go" to him before she felt him slowly lead he out of the hut and down the path into the village. Most people didn't talk to her, and if they did they were ether three way. People who would baby her,people who would be rude, or something in the middle of the two. Most people thought she was useless in her village. She couldn't do anything to help build, and a lot of the women thought she would never marry. Ylva thought that way as well. Who would want a wife that they would have to take extra care of, even if she really was beautiful like they said. Men wanted wives that could cook and clean and take care of their children. Not a wife that she would be.

When she was close to the shoreline she could heard the waves crashing onto the sand, the birds in the sky, and some people by the water. She always loves this part of the village most. She could feel the sand on her feel, shells sometimes mixed in. There were also so many sounds, so many pictures painted into her mind as she would make things up in her mind. Ylva didn't mean to be as cold and bitter as she was, deep down she just wanted to learn and explore the world. Meet new people and feel new things. People however had made her bitter, made her hate herself and the way she was. People were always quick to point out what she couldn't do and not what she could do instead. So she became closed off, and distant to most people. So they couldn't hurt her more than she had already been hurt. Maybe someday she would meet people would accept her, maybe she would find a husband, but until then she would protect herself and her heart.

Reaching the water finally she kicked off her shoes and picked them up in her free hand before walking a little deeper into it. Stopping until it reached her knees and she could feel the strength of it crash around her.She had left Hálogi just behind her in the sand, in case she needed him he would be close.

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PostSubject: Re: A walk in darkness [open] Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:36 pm

She rarely had days off. Halfdan made sure that her skills were being used every day over and over again. It were hard times, being so close at the side from a brand new Earl, but she knew she would be rewarded some day. Harald was still there to help his brother, to advice him and to support hem wherever needed. But it was known that his own Kingdom needed him back at some point, so Halfdan tried to reach out for his brother as less as needed. He was making his own circle of people he trusted blindly, and Hlíf was one of them. If she was not tracking people down for him, she was setting traps, spying on the people of Skagen and reporting to him. But not today. Today was her day off, and not only hers. The long, heavy days were also asking a lot from Sköll, and she felt guilty that she needed to put so much weight on his four legs. But he was her only companion, since she was known for her lack of working together with other people.

With a smile on her face she took the stick, covered in drool and seawater, from his mouth. Hlíf pulled her arm behind her head, and threw the stick with as much force she had left. The dog immediately jumped in the direction she had thrown the stick. The power beneath his paws made the sand fly into the air. Hlíf held up a hand to protect her eyes, before she looked after her dog fetching the stick. Sköll found the stick, took it in his mouth and looked at the direction of his owner. But when he started to walk back to Hlíf, he smelled something else in the air. Hlíf saw him raising his nose, inhaling the perfumes of the sea breeze. And then he turned around, started to wag his tail because of something he saw in the distance. Hlíf pinched her eyes and tried to see what he was looking at. And when she saw and realized, Sköll had already taken off. Another dog, in the distance had drawn his attention. Hlíf didn’t really cared. She knew her dog would return to her if she would call him, but why not give him this entertainment? After all it was his also his day off.

Sköll ran full force to the other dog, energetic jumping up and down and wagging his tail as if he had lost his mind. A deep bark came out of his mouth as he jumped against the other dog, challenging him to join him in whatever game he was playing. He almost pushed the elder dog over, but didn’t really care about that. All he wanted to do was play. So when the dog didn’t immediately responded, he grabbed the rope that was attached to his neck and started to pull. By that time, Hlíf had come closer. When she saw the unfair game between the two dogs, she whistled on her fingers, a sign for Sköll to stop. And he did immediately. But his focus was being changed to something else: A girl in the sea, the waves rolling up to her lower legs. Again he barked and took off, challenging the waves as he jumped over them. Hlíf watched him do so, and walked upon the other dog that Sköll had left behind. He was definitely older than Sköll was, and maybe that was the reason he didn’t wanted to play. Another bark, and when Hlíf looked up, she saw Sköll circling around the girl. He was wagging his tail, challenging her to play with him since her dog wouldn’t do so. But the way the girl responded made clear that there was something wrong. Just at the moment Hlíf called him back, he jumped up against the girl, pushing her over into the sea.


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PostSubject: Re: A walk in darkness [open] Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:35 pm


Ylva was still standing in the water enjoying the sounds of the waves crashing against her legs and on the sand when she heard barking coming from further down the beach. Someone else must have had a dog out, and she just assumed it was one of the dogs that belonged to a Skagen villager, and not one of Halfdan's people. Skagen people knew to not let their dogs near Hálogi because he would not play with them when she was around. Hálogi was trained to give her his full attention at all times when he could see her. If Ylva was not around, he could play as much as he wanted to. So because she assumed it was a villagers dogs she didn't pay the barking much mind.  She just continued to move about in the waves until she heard the barking right behind her. Who ever this other dog belonged to, it was definitely not someone who knew who she was. "Hálogi" she called, but the waves and barking were too loud for him to hear her.

She started to move out of the water when she heard a whistle sounds coming somewhere to her left,and then the barking had stopped for a moment. Maybe the dogs owner finally got control of it and got it away from her dog. Ylva was started slowly trying to make her out of the water when the barking started again. This time the barking was all around her. Ylva was starting to panic at the events that were unfolding. Being blind she had no idea what was going on, was the dog going to attack her, or was it just trying to play with her? Reaching her hand out in front of her she tried to shoo it away from her. It was too late too shoo it however as she felt the dog knock her down and into the water.

Even more panic took over her body as she pushed the dog away and tried her best not to drown to death in the water. What a way to die, knocked over by a dog into the water because she was a useless blind girl. Trashing about as hard and rough as she could. Ylva finally got her way onto the sand. "Hálogi" She called horsely before her dog came over to her and helped pull her the rest of the way out. "Hello, whoevers dog that just attacked me almost killed me!" she screamed before pushing herself into a siting position. Her shoes were now also gone, and she was soaked to the bone. Her father was going to scream at her so loudly tonight when she got back home. "I know I'm the useless blind girl, but I don't think I deserve to drown thank you very much" she said when no one had spoken yet. She knew the dog and its owner were still very much right there. So why the hell hadn't they said something yet.


poor girl almost died..
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PostSubject: Re: A walk in darkness [open] Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:44 pm


The sound of the waves crashing into the sand of the shore were overwhelming the shouting from the girl. But there were no sounds needed to see that there was something going on. Something unpleasant, or at least for the girl. She saw how the girl in the sea pushed against Sköll, probably trying to get him away for her. But it made the dog only more enthusiasm. At the moment Hlíf opened her mouth to call her dog back, she saw the girl tumble into the water. ”Sköll.” she shouted, her hands placed on the sides of her mouth to enforce the sound. A few seconds later Sköll came running towards her, splashing sea water all over her. ”You are going to give me trouble, Sköll. Now sit.” She commanded him and raised a finger. Immediately both his ears and tail went pointing down. She wasn’t mad at him, bot more about the situation it had created. Mad that the other person wasn’t strong enough to take care of themselves. Which adult -in Odin’s name- could be knocked over by a normal sized dog?

”Hálogi.” Hlíf saw how the elder dog jumped up and ran towards the girl that was literally crawling out of the water. A deep sigh came out of her mouth and Hlíf crossed her arms before her chest. ”Find your feet, woman, there is no use in crawling out of sea like a turtle.” But she got no response, instead the woman started to yell at her. ”Hello, whoevers dog that just attacked me almost killed me!” Hlíf frowned her eyebrows, and leaned over a bit. ”I am standing right here?” She said in a confused and mocking way. ”And trust me, if he wanted to kill you, you wouldn’t even had the time to crawl back to shore.” Just as the girl in front of her, she was raising her voice. ”I know I’m the useless blind girl, but I don’t think I deserve to drown thank you very much.” For a moment Hlíf kept quiet. She took a step closer to the girl and bended forward, to see indeed a pair of blind eyes. She had heard about her, in the village, but never saw her in person. But intriguing she was. ”Look at that self-pity.” She muttered right in front of the girl’s face. ”If you’re so useless as you say, you might have better drowned back there.” The waves were still washing in on her, her clothes soaked wet. ”I would have helped you up, but I guess blind girls can’t be friendly either?” Hlíf found her feet again and nodded her head at Sköll. The dog came trotting towards her, was completely calm and kept his distance from the girl and her dog.

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PostSubject: Re: A walk in darkness [open] Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:02 pm


Ylva was beyond pissed off about what had just happened to her. Some stupid dog had knocked her down and she was drenched. The owner also sounded like a real bitch. saying things like ”And trust me, if he wanted to kill you, you wouldn’t even had the time to crawl back to shore.” to her about her dog. That was just so great  to hear, that the damn dog could have killed her. However it hadn't, it just knocked her down and almost drowned her in the sea. No freaking big deal right? She was about to say something to the women when she heard the women talk first ”Look at that self-pity.” she said. This only pissed Ylva off more. No shit she was going to feel self-pity. She had almost died while she was enjoying herself. She had no way of knowing this was going to happen to herself. She was just trying to enjoy the ocean and sounds around her. Ylva opened her mouth ready to give the women a pice of her mind when she was beaten to the punch once again. ”If you’re so useless as you say, you might have better drowned back there.” The women had said to her.

Ylva felt her hands moving into fists. She had wanted to hit people before, but in the moment she was actually thinking about doing it. Thinking about stepping forward and trying to wack the rude women. Using her own words against her. Ylva was mad, and spoke out of anger. Yes a bug part of her thought she was useless, but to hear someone else say it made the situation worse. For someone to say well if you think you are useless and others do too, why dont you do us all a favor and go drown yourself like my dog almost did to you. "Listen here lady" was all she got out before the women spoke again”I would have helped you up, but I guess blind girls can’t be friendly either? to her. This for some reason gave her pause. It made the fists at her sides slowly fall before she took a deep breath. Trying to calm herself before she did something stupid and really did die. This women had to be one of Halfdan's men. She had never heard this womens voice around the village before. So she had to be new, so maybe she hadn't known about Ylva's condition.

No one would know from just looking at her. You have to see her eyes to know she is blind. The light blue white color always gave it way. Always changed the way conversations had went as soon as people saw she was different. " Look, I'm just really pissed off right now." she said before taking a step away from the water more, closer to the women. " I never assume anyone in this village would help me. Most of the time in the past they don't" she said as she reached down and started to ring out some of the water from her dress. " Minus a few choice people, most would have let me drown in the water. So excuse me for assuming you would be the same. Seeing as it was your dogs fault I was in the water to begin with." She said before letting out a annoyed breath. She didn't want to hit the women anymore, besides that would have been dumb anyways.

To hit someone when you cant see to defend yourself would be beyond foolish. " But thanks I guess for thinking about helping fix what your animal caused. Thats better then most I suppose." she said before crossing her arms over her chest. Taking a deep breath she decided to ask who the women was. "Who are you anyways?" she wondered if she would know who she was by the name. There was a lot of talk about Halfdan's men in the village. At least when most of them weren't around. Maybe it was someone dangerous and she should keep her mouth shut.


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