Disclaimer: I do not own Elemental Gelade or any of the characters. This story is not based on the anime at all. I'm just using the characters, really. I hope you enjoy this story of mine! ^-^ (P.S: All of these characters are from within the first four episodes of Elemental Gelade... for now. As I watch more the show and add on to this story I might add more people. Maybe. Probably not. But still a slight chance.)

Chapter 1

Ren sat in the back of the black car, her eyes filled with tears. She was sold. She was finally sold.

After Ren's parents had died a year ago, Ren had been in hiding. But she couldn't hide forever. The men who had killed her parents had found her. They had found her and took her to sell her as a slave, or maybe a servant. Whichever got more money for them. Now, Ren was going to her new owners as their slave. It had taken a while before they had found someone who had wanted the strange, blue haired girl, but at last, one family, the Giruet family, had decided to buy her. Now she was on her way to her new home, or her new prison as she thought of it.

The ride was silent. The man who was driving her had a hat pulled to the side so Ren couldn't get a good look at his face. That, and with how silent it was, seemed kind of creepy to Ren.

"We're arriving." Ren nearly screamed at the sudden voice. It took her a moment to realize that it was the driver who had spoken. His voice was deep and gruff, and, to her at least, sounded as though he had never laughed in his life. Maybe he can't laugh. Ren found herself thinking. Ren reached up and wiped away a tear that had fallen. She didn't want her new owners to see her crying.

The car turned and arrived in front of a silver gate. The driver rolled down his window and leaned out, waving at some guy standing in front of the gate. The guy nodded, and then proceeded to open up the gate. The driver got his head back in the car and rolled the window back up before driving through the gate. Ren looked out the back window to see the gate closing again after they had gone through. Ren turned back around towards the front, but bowed her head and stared at the floor, not daring to look out the window. A few seconds later, she felt the car come to a stop.

"Get out." The rough voice of the driver ordered.

Ren reached over and grabbed her small bag with some clothes and a few more personal items of hers in it and opened the car door. Keeping her head bowed, she stepped out and closed the door, stepping away from the car. She had barely closed the door when the car started up again and left. Finally, Ren looked up. In front of her was a big, two story white house. The windows sparkled from the sunlight shining down on them, but that only made it hard for Ren to be able to see in through them. Along the sides of the house were hedges, and in front of those were some trees here and there. Ren took a few steps onto the pathway leading up to the door. She couldn't help thinking that it would have been nice to live there, and not as a piece of property.

Before Ren could do anything else, the front door opened and a woman stepped out. Her red, pinkish hair was in two different, very long, ponytails that came down and connected so that they made a loops and along the loop of hair were silver bands. She was wearing a red jumpsuit that looked like it was held up by the ends being attached to the red cloth collar around her neck. (A/N: Ok, I have no clue how to describe her dress or hair, so I just did the best I could... but she sounds familiar to those of you who watched the show, right? :3) The woman saw Ren and started walking towards her. Ren's grip tightened on the handle of her bag as the woman approached.

"Hello, Reverie." The woman smiled cheerfully and extended her hand. Ren was hesitant, but shook the hand extended to her nonetheless. "I'm Partin, but just call me Parls. Everyone does."

"Hi." Ren muttered, barely loud enough for Partin to hear.

"Nervous, are we?" Partin chuckled. "Don't worry about a thing. I'm sure we'll get along just fine." Partin turned and began walking back towards the house. "Come this way, Reverie."

Ren followed Partin to the house. When the stepped inside, Ren's eyes widened in shock. The inside was absolutely beautiful. A soft, white rug extended from the door to the twisting stairway at the end of the short hall. A chandelier hung in the middle of the hallway in between two doorways. There were several paintings hanging on the wall, consisting of lakes, houses, and forests.

"Wow." Ren mumbled, her eyes taking in the hallway.

"Yes, it is rather nice, isn't it?" Partin put her hands on her hips. "Well, I'll take you to your new room. My husband is gone for the moment and my son is at school, so it's just you, me, and the gardener and the cook home right now. For now, you just get settled in and I'll have the cook give you a tour of the house later, ok?"

"Thank you." Ren said politely. Thank you? For what? She thought as she followed Partin up the stairs. At the top of the stairs was a small lounge area with a love seat couch and an end table with a flower vase on it filled with white flowers. Partin continued through an archway to the right and they were in a hallway that had several doors. Partin walked to the end of the hall and stopped in front of a white door.

"Here you go! This is your room, Reverie." Partin took a key out from her pocket and unlocked the door. "We had it locked up so no one would disturb it on accident." Partin explained.

Or maybe you'll be able to lock me in there... "Ok." Ren said out loud. The door swung open and Ren stepped inside. It was small, but nice. There was a bed in the corner with a pastel blue blanket. On the other side of the room was a desk and chair, and on the desk was a small, black flower vase. On the end of the bed was a small dresser, but it only had two drawers. Next to the bed was a night stand, and on it was an electric clock.

"Do you like it?" Partin asked.

"Yes." I suppose. Ren walked over and set her bag on top of the dresser.

"I'll leave you to unpack and get settled in." Partin gave Ren one last smile before leaving, closing the door silently behind her.

Ren ran her fingers over the soft blanket on her bed. Partin seemed nice enough, but what about her husband? What was he like? And hadn't Partin mentioned that she had a son? Were the both of them as nice as Partin was? Or was Partin only pretending to be nice for now? Ren shook her head. Enough of wondering for now. She would find out soon enough... Ren sat down on the edge of her bed. Reaching over, she grabbed her bag and put it at her feet, unzipping it. She reached in and pulled out a small, leather notebook. Opening it up, she looked at the picture in the front.

"Mom... Dad..." Ren hugged the notebook to her chest, falling on her back on the bed. Looking up at the ceiling of her new room, she began to cry.

Ummm... *cough* yeah... end of chapter 1...

You really don't need to watch the show to follow this story... like at all... wait... is there even an Elemental Gelade section here on ? ...I'll find out soon enough, I guess. Worst comes to worse I can just switch out the characters.

I'm coming up with this from the back of my mind... stuff like this has been bugging me for a while, so I'm just going to type it out for you guys! I hope you enjoy(ed) this... I'll do my best to update soon... R&R... yeah. I guess that's about it. BYE!