Kicking Last Year off Our Feet by C.YATES
At the start of the year 1562, a carrvan of Gypsy's had arrived apron an empty field, one of many few that had just been touched by the warmth of the New Year's spring.
At the top of a hill sitting on east side of the field stood a lone Caravan,
The Caravan itself was used mostly for storing clothing, hats, gloves, footwear, & jewellery.
Everyone could alway tell it apart from the rest, mostly due to its dull & very basic design.
One door at front and another on the back and since the Caravan was rarely ever given proper coat of paint it became either work area for those who liked to express themselves or it became target practice for most of the young lads of band as well as a few feisty girls!
It was here that Violetta the dancer, Ilona the singer & their Cousin
Rodica ware leaning by the side of the caravan discussing what they wondered & hoped the New Year would bring to them.
Well this year Rodica explained I would to start wearing that dress Pave got me for Christmas.
Don't get me wrong I still love this one but a woman such as me shouldn't possibly be that easy to notice in the crowd!
Violetta & Ilona simply rolled their eyes and smiled at how their cushion was easier to read then an open book!
For this year to come, a very enthusiastic Ilona announced.
I plan to live at least three or four more mouth's wearing nothing' anything! under my feet, for longer then I did last year at least!
Questa è una grande idea Suor Buon per te!,
Violetta Replied Concreting Ilona for her brave ambitions.
Well then be careful where you treed when you do cushion!, Rodica warned Ilona.
For you Might very well find yourself thown strait into the stocks in no time at all, and then your soles will Suffer under the feather all too soon!
Ilona cried and when Rodica filld her mind with those embarrassing throats of walking throu to the centre of a huge town or city that large crowds of people would gather in
only to be all of a sudden Grabed and dragd off horrid wooden bourds!
Her hands restairnd above her head, on top of the upper bourd or behind her back while her poor feet are shoved into the holes of the bourds!
Just sitting there trapped in fornt of all those pepole constantly Mocking her and Laughing at her and stirring the soles of her feet, while they tickle her bare soles
with their fingers & feathers, forceing her to laugh with them or worse toture them with paddles & hot coals.
Those very throats made her skin crawl, she had been locked up in Pillorys & stocks before as most people eventually do, (those Most pepole almost always being gyspy foak,)
But she was also the only girl in the carrvan that had naver been tortued in them, she only ever herd the story's from the other members of the carrvan of how they had sufferd.
A very cross Violetta nudged her cushion in the shoulder for frightening her sister with such Blunt truth by making a dumb joke of it.
But she was glad that Ilona was told the truth as soon as possible weather then leaning for herself in the moment!
As for Violetta she was unsure about what she hoped the New Year might give her.
It had been at least two moths since she & Ferruccio had talked about baring their own children.
She wanted very much to become a mother just as much as, Ferruccio a father, but as with most couples who wished for these titles they mostly feared the worst of all the possibilities!
Would the children either fall victim to the evils of humanity and life or grew to become even worse thieving heartless disgraces of human beings themselves.
And of course the list does go on.
Ilona & Rodica noticed that Violetta was lost in a state of throat. Her face looked worried confused & sad.
Rodica snapped her fingers near Violetta right ear to break her out of her trail of throat, Violetta jumped out of her skin for as moment but came back just the same.
Something is troubling sister said Ilona what is it?
Oh it really is nothing, Rodica just reminded me of the many times that I have been in the stocks as well, that is all.
Either way sister, surely there is no better peace to begin your new year resolution then somewhere as beautiful as this very hill where we stand now, sine we wont be needing them here.
So she we!?! Violetta suggested.
And with that the girls went and sat themselves up apron the front of the Caravan to FINALEY kick off their shoes!
Violetta was the first one to kick off her shoes and start feeling the soft grass beneath her now naked feet.
She was quickly joined by Rodica who scrunched up her toe's holding some grass in them.
However Ilona was struggling with her light brown boots.
Err... a little help please?, She asked.
Violetta took hold of the right leg & Rodica the left, On my cont Violetta instructed.
Then they proceeded to pull.
Undo Due Tre!
(+ (They pulled & pulled & pulled with all their might!
But those diga boot's where just stuck on too tight!)+)
Ilona quietly sang to herself over her giggling while Violetta & Rodica struggled to loosen the surprisingly stiff grip between boot leg & foot.
You are not even trying to give it your all Rodica complained!
WELL at least I'm not setting myself up land on my own backside like you are cousin!
Violetta chuckled to her self!
Mistaking Violetta's words for on prepares mocking
I MOST CERTAINLY AM NOT!
Rodica shouted back as she shoved her cousin
to the one side, she then put her left leg of the cavern & attempted to pull both of ilona's boots off herself!
Now then this time on MY own cont cousin! Rodica said to Violetta
Undo, Due, TreeeEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!
And with that Rodica threw herself down the hill & strait into the stream below,
Ilon's boots joined her for a dip shortly after .
Violetta & Ilona rushed down to help her
As her cousins came half way down the hill Rodica could hear Violetta laughing as her sister behind her once again began to sing as she ran!
(+ (To her surprise & much later fright,
She they fell to the water below & became quite the sight!)+)
Rodica just mound in annoyance.
A second later she shouted, WELL NOW THAT I'M GOING TO HAVE TO CHANGE, I think I will now start my New Year resolution and wear my new dress!
And since you say that yore more determined to feel much more land beneath your feet Ilona!
If you would be so kind, then could I please borrow a pair of one of your sandals just to finish the look!
Ha ha h-of course by all means! Cousin said Ilona as she pulled Rodica out of the stream.
Later on in the evening Violetta & Ilona ware sitting by the camp fire tucking into their dinner when Ilona asked Violetta, sister what ware you thinking about sister when you ware lost in throat earlier.
Err well, Violetta was about to answer when.
Ciao everyone!!! Said Rodica in her new dress & sandals!!
She had three glasses of wine with her, two in her right hand that she gave to both of her cousins and one in her left, which she kept for her self.
Well what do you think? She asked.
Well it is brighter and fancier then your normal dress said Ilona.
Yes I look forward to showing off in it! , Said Rodica.
Ilona & Violetta once again just rolled their eyes and smiled.
CHILDREN Said Violetta finally tried to speck her mind.
Err... We have both been talking about it for a while now, so hopefully I & Ferruccio just might bare children of our own before the year ends.
However we do fear the worst of things that could possibly happen.
For example what if they became victims to the evils of humanity and life or even worse! , what if they themselves turned into more terrible thieving heartless disgraces of human beings!!
I know that there is a list with more possibilities to conceder.
I always have, but those two just always seem to stick out in my mind the most!
I... I just hope that the both of you could somehow understand. Violetta said with a hint of worry in her voice.
Ouch!!! Violetta cried.
You stupid women!! Of course we do! Said,
Ilona as thumped her sister on the back of the head.
Well. Err... I
I'm sure that I would understand at least, as Paavo & I have had this conversation our self's, and so we also fear the worst just as you do sister!
I may not understand but you both have one of hands each if you ever need me to help out! Rodica offered.
And besids, I suppose we will all have will have to eventfully lean about being locked in the stocks one way or the other wont we sister! , Said Ilona.
Violetta simply laughed as her sister's last comment tickled her funny bone, sì sorella sì.
Well then here's to the New Year that is to come to us!
, Said Rodica.
And with that the girls raisesd their glasses and together they crid out to the night sky,