Elise fixed her outfit before grabbing her coat, throwing it on, she was heading into the city center in hope of finding some work, she knew she had to get away from the orphanage, make a life for herself. She fixed her hair once more before walking into the 'living room' telling the other's she was leaving before throwing her scarf on and heading out of the room, towards the door, and out into the cold fall weather. She started playing with the locket around her neck, it was a habit she had gotten into years ago, the gold shone beautifully in the pale sunlight, she looked down at her reflection before placing it under the fabric of her dress.
She headed down the long road towards the city center, she looked at all the large houses as she passed, she sighed to herself, if only she could live in a place as beautiful as that, she suddenly stopped when a memory hit her. A small girl, no older than five, rather through a large hallway of a beautiful house, the walls were filled with paintings, the sun shone through the windows, another women stood at the end, her arms out for the girl, picking her up and hugging her close to her slender chest. As soon as the memory changed she grabbed her sketch book out of her bag and started sketching as she walked.
By the time she had reached the city center, she had already finished the hallway, the little girl, and the women, they were so alike, so many similar features, even if she couldn't do a very detailed face for the other women, she played with the locket as she headed down the streets, she hummed a lullaby to herself, it seemed so familar, soon the words formed from her lips.
'Over the wind, across the sea, hear this song and remember, soon you'll be, home with me, once upon a December'
She headed into the cafe, speaking to the manager before heading to the next store, by lunch-time she was starving, she soon headed to a small tuck shop, buying a scone with the little money she had, she slowly ate it, savouring each bit of food as she headed down the streets of Norway, she felt someone bang into her shoulder and she quickly turned on her heel to look at them. "Sorry" She said, pushing her hair out of her face, trying her best to fix herself up, wanting to make herself look persentable.