|Maenwen had had nine years old last year. He was rather skinny, because his daily diet, based on roots and gruel, wasn't the most calorific.
|He had inherited his quite curved nose and high cheekbones from his father.
|Like his mother, he had blue hair...But it didn't matter. For nobody pointed these details out to him and, over the years, the memories of his parents would fade away.
|All in all, he was a small Astrean who, presently, was running away until he was out of breath.
|At dusk, it had been a long time that Maenwen had crossed the borders of the lands he knew. When he was on his last legs and tears, he left the road.
|He settled himsellf between the roots of an oak-tree, trying to escape from the cold rising wind, worn out, he quickly sank into a restless sleep.