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Fantasy Bedtime Kids

❝The Selkie and the Druid❞

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Sakina

The child sat down in the waves, the light fluff lapping against her feet.

She sat there, waiting. Waiting, waiting.

Her father always told her it was silly, but her mother told her otherwise. And mother was always right, when her green eyes sparkled like the sea, as she told Sakina all about the selkies.

The selkies would only come to children who could help them find their coats, their magic coats that allowed them to transform into seals. The selkies always knew the kind children who would help them after they had been ensnared by cruel fishermen.

Waiting, waiting, Sakina sat there waiting, until she saw the familiar burst of bubbles as a gray headed seal poked its head above the waters. Sakina sat there waiting, waiting for the selkie to transform.

No matter how much her father told her she was dreaming, Sakina knew she wasn’t.

She was friends with a selkie. The selkie called Emlyn was friends with her.

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Reinys

The room they were in was an ancient playroom, with honeysuckle vines enchanted around the creaking oak walls. 

The lonely moon peeked out from a crack, as if hoping to join in the fun.

Reinys started to pout again. The druid was already over five hundred years old, but she still acted like a baby. This time, she wanted a story before bed, just because her friend in the closest thing to a middle school a tribe of druid could have, got a bedtime story every night.

Her 5000-year-old mother sighed. She knew what story the baby druid wanted, and having no more energy from her job as the local woodland priestess, she gave in and settled next the crib, gently caressing the ivy that appeared as soon as she touched the wood.

“Long, long time ago, the druids and the selkies were more than just friends,” her exhausted voice started. She mixed in a sleep spell, hoping that her voice would lull the child druid to sleep.  

“They shared fae blood, one holding the power of ocean magic and one with power over the trees. They were free to mingle, until the Council decided that their elements were far too different, and separated the tribes forever. The end. Now go to sleep.”

With adamant big eyes, but letting out a rebellious yawn, Reinys asked, “Why can’t we go to the selkies again?”

Her mother sighed.

“Reine, you know why. They put a charm on all of the elder druids so they could never find the sea, and they put a charm on all of the elder selkies so they could never find their way to land.”

Sighing, the druid kissed Reinys’ forehead and signaled the fire flies to dim. Within seconds, the druid was fast asleep.

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The Council

“How are we planning to keep the selkies away from the druids? They are practically inseparable.”

“Is this really necessary?”

“We’re supposed to be preserving the happiness of the people. The selkies have mingled with the druids for millenia. That’s not going to be taken well-”

The murmured disagreements quickly stopped as the old man leaned forward. He was clearly in charge.

“Are we forgetting what happened with the outcasts? A selkie and a druid bred. And it resulted in a human. We all know what the scriptures say.”

“But sire, the Leaf never said anything about human offspring- I thought it said we could live peacefully-”

“Are you claiming to know the Leaf better than I do?”

“N-no, sire, I would never-”

“Off with your head.”

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Emlyn

There was little lingering doubt in the young selkie’s mind as she took off her coat and sat down on the rock, basking in the final sunlight of the day. 

The Council said that the child was a human, and therefore selkies and druids should be separated. It didn’t make much sense years ago, but now that Emlyn was in middle school, she understood.

There were rules. If a magic user bred with another magic user and it resulted in a human, then the match was too dangerous. They would be separated, and the child abandoned into the orphanages of the humans.

The girl with the green eyes that sparkled like the sea… and the dead eyed druid. The infamous pair that eloped together, and eventually separated the druids and the selkies forever.

 Sakina knew who they were, of course. They were her parents.

But Sakina wasn’t human. Emlyn saw it clear as day.

She was a selkie, like her.

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Sakina

Dear Emlyn,

Father is taking me to the woods today.. I’d have loved to stay with you, but he wanted me to meet his druid friends.

I’m sorry.

From Sakina

★ ☆ ★

Reinys

The young druid’s caramel blond hair ruffled in the wind. Sakina stood next to her.

The silence was not uncomfortable; rather, they were both enjoying the dappled night sky, filled with twinkling stars.

Sakina should have been home hours ago, yet she felt compelled to make her stay.

The moon called to her, arms stretching for Sakina, longing for something to hold. It was odd, yet...

How lonely it must be, she thought, having stars all around you, but not being able to hold any of them.

Glancing over at Sakina, she admired her eyes. They looked just like… just like… just like something she was sure she should have known, but slipping her mind like a night lark.

Sakina glanced back. Speaking suddenly, “Why do I feel like someone is talking to me..?”

Reinys laughed. “That was me. Druids have the power to talk to each other using their thoughts. Didn’t you know? I thought you would, since you’re a druid too.”

Sakina’s stare became terrified as she flipped her head to Reinys. Reinys stiffed immediately.

“I’m not a druid.”

“That’s impossible. I can sense the touch of the trees and the- the-”

“The sea?”

“You-”

Reinys felt a sharp silence punishing her mouth. She was speaking the forbidden words, she was.

But Sakina had already turned her head, glaring at the stars for punishing her with this fate.

⋆。⋆,。・゚☆。⋆PART 1 END 。˚☽˚。⋆.,。・:*

Author’s note: 

Hello!! I spent an hour getting aesthetic stuff so you guys could have a pretty story to look at instead of boring text! I was pretty determined to post this story, but it took MUCH longer than I thought it would. I tried to be accurate to the mythology, and btw I’m turning this into a short series! There is more that is going to happen ofc. 

More importantly, this is completely unedited. And is going through major editing. I didn’t want to miss the deadline so here it is! GIVE ME CRITICS ON HOW TO MAKE IT BETTER. 

March 05, 2021 05:55

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Jace A. King👑
16:10 Mar 19, 2021

HI!! Idk if you have any time but if you do would u like to be in a story of mine? if so check out this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xJryETZYRVfCvcCXhdQxQOU6EIqTTa77hf8KXABo_0w

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18:20 Mar 19, 2021

Omg yes!! I’m honored :0

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Jace A. King👑
18:35 Mar 19, 2021

yay

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18:54 Mar 19, 2021

All done~ My character is Faye!

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Jace A. King👑
19:05 Mar 19, 2021

OMG, I WAS DYING THE WHOLE TIME I WAS READING UR DESCRIPTION.... bgfcbgnhngvcbhjnhg Also...Would you mind being one of the main characters...you would still get roughed up...I kinda want you to be my characters GF. If not that's cool to...

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04:49 Mar 20, 2021

Oh haha I think I ended my bio on the perfect note 😌 Ooh, I don’t mind at all! You can do whatever you want with my character :D Really excited to see where you’re gonna go with the story!! Reading part one right now, actually. But which character will I be dating? Pls make them simpable so I can simp for them and possibly make fan art

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21:14 Mar 12, 2021

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13:19 Mar 13, 2021

What am I missing on- but thank you..?

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15:02 Mar 15, 2021

It's a kind of chain mail thing :)❤️

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I- First, YOU DIDN"T TELL ME NEW STORY SIS D::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: SECOND: JKLENDBLJKW@:DJKWKJN AAAAAHHHHHH I LOVE THIS WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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05:58 Mar 10, 2021

yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey aaaaaaaaaaa my chem exam was terribe T-T

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DONT WORRY IM SUREE YOU PASSSSSSSSSSSSED<3 SIS

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18:01 Mar 10, 2021

NO I ACTUALLY DONT THINK I WILL PASS IT WENT REALLY BAD :( BUT ON THE BRIGHT SIDE MY LITERATURE EXAM WENT GREAT :DD

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SIS YAY!!!!!! HOPE YOU PASSSS (OR AT LEAST DONT FAILLLLLLL)

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Echo Sundar
20:11 Mar 05, 2021

Wow. This story was really good! The fantasy pulled me in from the start its so rich with backstories and lore it's amazing I think this could've probably made a novel.

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04:53 Mar 06, 2021

Ooh, I don’t know if I have the strength for that XD. I am working on a novel, but it’s on Wattpad. It’s also based on mythology and lore and me and my irl friends are doing it together! I’ll let you know once the first chapter is out hehe I’m also turning this into a series, so do you see any plot holes or grammar errors..?

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Echo Sundar
15:33 Mar 06, 2021

I did not see any grammatical or other issues I just thought it was amazing :)

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18:12 Mar 06, 2021

Aw, thank you!!

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Dorian Gray 📖
13:32 Mar 05, 2021

This is so beautiful!!!!!!!! I laughed so much at "off with your head lol." I think that the different scenes were well-placed and lovely. The names weren't indicative of sea-related things, tho, they felt a little eh. I thought that this plot was a lot like the Song of the Sea... which I absolutely loved. Great job!!!!!!!!!!

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14:17 Mar 05, 2021

OMG YOU WATCHED THAT TOO?? I GOT THE IDEA FROM IT!! BUT I COMPLETELY WARPED IT WITH DRUIDS Hmm I used Reedsy’s elf name generator and just picked names that I thought sounded nice. Reinys made me think of rain in the forest and Sakina just sounded pretty. I got Emlyn from a Welsh name generator. Thank you so much!! Are there any grammar errors or plot holes??

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Dorian Gray 📖
14:22 Mar 05, 2021

YESH I WATCHED IT LIKE 5 YEARS AGO AND OML IT WAS ENCHANTING... Yeah, with the names I don't think that's the best route to go (welsh is reaaaaaaaaaaal rough) I would say simplistic but flowy names like Seraphia, Cybelle, Adina, Shani, Shifra, Ilana, Semele, Sarita, Kalea, Surina, Shama, Mele, Araceli, Deianira, or even stuff like Nori, Dessy, Mila, Tino, etc. etc. etc.

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15:19 Mar 05, 2021

Idk.. I kind of like these names. I'll get a second opinion on what to do :D

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Dorian Gray 📖
15:19 Mar 05, 2021

Ok!! Its totally fine to keep them.

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That Asian Creep
16:38 Apr 10, 2021

Hi Priyamvada! Your story is really great and funny! Please write more... Also I’d love to check out your YouTube channel, if you could reply back to this comment with a link that’d be great!

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05:15 Apr 11, 2021

Thank you! I’m in school right now so youtube is restricted so I’ll send a link once I get home!

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15:28 Mar 24, 2021

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13:19 Mar 13, 2021

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11:07 Mar 07, 2021

Oh that’s really sad :( I don’t really want to get involved, but I’ll still upvote her!! Thank you for telling me :D

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