Chapter Three Prelude Apr 16, 2020 0:35:08 GMT -6
Post by Dan on Apr 16, 2020 0:35:08 GMT -6
Chapter Three is the "finale" of Season One. All of Season One functions as a prelude to Elly's story, focusing on her parents and of her birth.
What has occurred in Chapters One and Two has been quite revealing of her heritage, and for all intent and purposes displays Elly should have died within hours of her birth.
What happens next is nothing less than extraordinary and profoundly fortunate for the infant. Whether by prayers answered of her dying mother or by massive coincidence, within a short time a homeless drifter happens upon the Kedward homestead. He enters the house, his sole motivation for warmth and any food he can steal. Upon entering he sees a mother and child in bed. The child is crying, the mother appears to be asleep. Though upon second glance, once he focuses his eyes, he then realizes she is in fact deceased.
He wanders to a small table that has bread, cheese and some apples in a bowl. He takes advantage of the situation and bags as much food into his rucksack as he can fit. He then begins to make his leave, being irritated by the crying infant.
He doesn't make it but 20 feet when the fading cries of the child affect him and suddenly feels a sense of compassion and empathy. How that is so is not known, perhaps echoes of an unfortunate past? In that his present is too unfortunate, or possibly still unfortunate after all these years?
None-the-less, despite his initial motivations to enter the house on his own accord and doing, he turns and once again enters the homestead. The drifter sees a small basket in the corner of the room, then brings it to the bedside and gently lifts the infant and places her in the basket, wrapping her tight in blankets he pulls from the bed.
He then crosses his chest as he takes one last look at the deceased mother, mutters "God bless," and leaves the house with the child in the basket.
What he does next will save the child's life.