Scene from my novel. During a festival in the village she lived, Laerela is caught contemplating the New Year celebration in the main square, so she have to run to hide herself from the rest of the villagers, who ignore her existence.
Laerela is one of my main characters. She is 16 years old. She lives at her adoptive parent's house, in a little village in the north of three little islands, with a society similar to the XIX century. She doesn't know her own origin, neither her the reason of her bright tattoos, so she hates her appearance because it impedes her to have a normal life, and makes hiding herself from other villagers, who only know her as the myth of "The Phantom Daughter".