S: How Lake Lainer came to be..
FC: Mythicals | How Lake Lainer came to be | By: Andrew Fagin Kaitlin Hussey Uriel Andrade
1: Once Upon a time.... long , long ago.....
2: There was a large valley village named Lanier...
3: In this Village was the cheif and his wife and daughter.
4: And there was a tree that the gods forbidded the people to eat from.
5: One day the Chiefs daughter was walking in the woods and stumbled upon the scared peach tree. She looked up and saw the good looking fruit. Her stomach yearned for the fruit but she remembered what her parents had said about the tree. Suddenly she heard a little tweet, it was a tiny brown thrasher looking down right at her.
6: She smiled at the bird and bowed her head. "hello brother, are you enjoying the view from your perch?" "Why yes I am." She looked up in surprise and stared at the bird. The trasher just spoke to her! She looked again and stared at him hoping for him to speak again. "Was that you little brother?" she asked quietly.
7: "Why yes it was, and I see your hungry little sister...Why dont you take a peach and eat?" " No no I can't...Mother and Father told me the gods said never to eat from this tree." She looked at the beautiful, plump peaches hanging from a limb not to far from her reach. "That was a long time ago." Said the bird "Now they no longer care if you eat the fruit, they have forgotten all about it." She looked at the bird and then to the fruit again, her stomach now began to ache from the intense desire for the fruit. "So your sure that they dont mind anymore?" "I am so certain, go ahead and eat little one." The bird flew to the tip top branch and plucked the ripest peach from its resting place and brought it down for the girl. "Only the best for the daughter of a chief."
8: She took the peach and looked at it, its skin was slightly soft to the touch and its color was a soft pink, mixed with the most beautiful orange. She brought it up to her lips and bit into the delicate skin. Her eyes widened as the sweet juices washed over her tongue. She smiled and continued to eat the wonderful fruit. Suddenly the ground began to shake and the sky became black, she dropped the fruit and began to run back to the village. "What have I done!?" She ran inside her tent and looked around, no one was there. She screamed for her mother and father but it was in vain. She ran through the village trying to find someone who would comfort her but all were gone.
9: Suddenly the earth began to rumble and shake. The little girl stopped and turned to the sound of rushing water. A massive wave was coming towards the village and began to flood the whole vally. She tried to run away from the massive flood but it was no use, she was swept away by the angry waters along with the forbidden tree. All live in the valley started over again, built around the new body of water created by the gods. Those who survived decided to name this new place Lake Lanier. In honor of that little girl and the villagers and of what was and what was to be.