Serene Illusions CHAPTER 1Serene Illusions CHAPTER 1 by ~InsomniacArtists
Tabika's head was bent low as she worked, mixing multicolored liquids between jars. Her slightly curled, mousy brown hair fell in waves down her slim back. Her jade green eyes gave a small twinkle of excitement as she selected a small stirring rod from the old canister beside her, mixing the watery ingredients into a sludgy brown solution in a cup.
A sudden gust of cold wind forced the canister over, spilling the solution and soaking the parchment that Tabika was scribbling the steps onto. In a haste, she yanked the information out of the way before the sogginess spread to her chicken-scratch handwriting.
She let out a small sigh, realizing that she would have to rewrite the steps. She looked towards the open window and gave a foul glare to it. A small 'mow' followed by a purring noise came from just below it, where a small black cat sat, his tail swishing. Tabika knew that the cat had pushed through an opening in the frame, in turn opening the window. She gave the furry creature a gla