Hey! My name's Elena Tanner, but you can call me Robin. Or Rose. They're kind of my nicknames. Sorta. I live in Vincent, Ohio with my Mum, Dad, and two brothers, Alex and Ben. Anyway, my story starts out at home, the day before my 14th birthday.
Everything was going fine! I was reading a really good book, The Fellowship of the Ring. I LOVE to read. The world in this book is one of my favorites. I closed the book and sighed. "I wish I could be there," I said, "And see this stuff happening." Then I felt this whooshing sensation, and my bedroom started to fade away... When I opened my eyes, I was there! I had on completely different clothes, and I had a sword at my waist!
I soon realized that a dress was not very practical. I "borrowed" some boys clothes from a clothes line, and tried to get out of town, but another boy stopped me. "What's your name?" he said, "I don't think I've seen you here before." I panicked. "I'm, um, Robin," I said, remembering a name from the book (not an important one), "And I'm just passing through. Could you tell me the date and where I am? I'm a bit lost." "Follow me," the boy said, "The main gate is guarded, and they'll expect to know who you are. I know a secret way out. By the way, I'm Rian. It's the tenth of Blotmath, and we're in Bree"
Rian took me to an old building near the end of town. "There's a passage in this house. Used to belong to leaf smugglers. It lets out in the forest. Can I come with you? I've been wanting to leave since my mother died. Too many memories." "Of course," I said. He smiled. "How old are you? I'm 14 summers since the 5th of Astron." "I'll be 14 summers tomorrow" I replied, "Do you know where I can get some food and supplies? We'll never make it out there without food."
We went to a shop in the center of town. I had found a bit of money in my pocket, so I used it to get supplies. I bought rope, two blankets, a small knife, a sack to put everything in, a map of the land, a water holder, a cloak, matches, and some food. “We’ll need potatoes, because they last a while, some apples, bread...” A man in the back stood up. “So yer wantin’ some bread, are ye, boy? Well I’ve got somethin’ that might interest you.” Rian and I walked over, and he pulled a bundle out of his cloak. “Lembas,” he said, “Elvish bread. Good for journeys. Keeps your stomach mighty full. And ye only need a bite or two when you’re hungry!l We bought ten bars, for a silver penny each.
After that, I bought something I never expected to have. A horse. A man was selling it because he had no use for it anymore, and it was only five silver pennies. I still had ten left after buying it. The man told me it had no name, so I named it Quickstep. Rian already had a horse, Windrider.