Summary - Sophie finds herself in the Narnian forest with no recollection of Earth life. What happened to her, and what does Aslan want with her? When she realises she is not alone in the forest, how does she react, and where will love fall? Fights, love, confusion of the heart, drama and dances. Will Sophie ever find her man without breaking everyone's heart, including her own?
A/N: I will warn you now, this story will be updated slowly until the drama/angst starts, where it will get better. I hope. It should only be a few chapters in, judging by the length of them. This is just a sort of prologue, to introduce the 'main' character and stuff. But I probably should start with formalities, huh?
This is my first Narnia fiction that isn't a one shot. I really wanted to do this, so I started writing little 'scenes' and have decided to put them together and build on it. I know that later on it's going to get confusing, but it's Narnia, so it's got to have a HEA! And it will :) This is an EdmundXOC fic, because Edmund never gets the girls easy, an I do quite like him. Anyway! On with the opening!
What Hurts The Most – Prologue
The ground is cold. But a wet kind of cold. A wet, crispy kind of cold. A snow cold.
The girl opened her eyes, and saw evergreen pine trees towering above her. And they were coated in snow. Snow! Snow of all things! Snow. Snow, in August!
She was still staring in disbelief at the snow, when she realised she should get up. It wouldn't be wise now, to be laying in the cold snow - where I could get pneumonia! - in a place where she actually didn't know where she was. She didn't know what had happened to her. One minute I was...
Wait a second. She sat bolt upright, throwing light dustings of snow off of her chest.
What had I been doing before here? Why couldn't I remember?
She brushed the snow away from her legs, and shakily got to her feet. A little bit of snow fell from her dark hair as she bent forwards, to bring her feet underneath her.
How did I get so covered in snow?
"So you're awake now." A big, powerful, rumbling voice said. The girl jumped and stared all around her in fright, spinning in tight circles.
"I am here, young one." The voice said again. Finally, she spun in the correct direction, to face the biggest and most majestic lion anyone had ever seen.
"H-h-hello?" She stammered out, unsure of what to do. The majestic lion nodded his head, and laughed. At least, it sounded like a laugh. One can't be too sure about lions.
"I'm sure you have plenty of questions, but all will be answer in time, my dear." He said bowing his head.
"First things first, however. Do you remember your name?" He asked the girl.
"Sophie Abigail Stevenson." She nodded. Or Sophie, as we will refer to her as from now on.
"Good." Said the lion. "I am Aslan, the ruler of Narnia. Which is the country in which you stand now."
Sophie nodded mutely, feeling slightly afraid.
"Why am I here, Aslan?" Sophie asked, sounding more confident than she felt.
"That is for you to find out." Aslan's voice boomed, repeating the word 'out' and fading. Sophie felt like the world was shaking around her, then suddenly she saw the air shimmer, and where she was standing changed. She felt like she was flying through the air, and then suddenly she was flung backwards.
"Woah!" She cried, as her feet hit the floor. She still had the momentum from the whole flying-through-the-air thing, and she hurled backwards, falling into the snow. The snow crunched beneath her as she landed with a thump in the snow.
A/N: This is SUPER short I know, but the next chapter makes up for it, I promise. Sophie meets the Pevensies'! Please read on, I promise it won't be as crappy as this!
Livy ~ xx