Author: NYCitygurl Title: A Hero's Journey Fandom: The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander Timeframe: Throughout the series Characters: Pretty much everyone Summary: Sometimes one sentence says it all. Notes: Written for the October [link=http://boards.theforce.net/non_star_wars_fan_fiction_resource/b10809/31456891/p1/?173]50 Sentences Challenge[/link] The first set follows the first book in the Chronicles, The Book of Three (and is basically in order). perhaps I'll try defying gravity 01. Green The green fields of Caer Dallben spread out before Taran, but he barely noticed the beautiful surroundings; he was too set on adventure to be tamed by the peaceful holding. 02. Deed It was an act of kindness, letting the creature live, and Taran wouldn?t have made the same choice, but this was Prince Gwydion, legendary Son of Don, and Taran?s hero; he would follow the prince?s lead. 03. Reputation Taran had never net Gwydion before, but the prince?s reputation had spread throughout Prydain; Taran had long dreamed of meeting his hero and, someday, becoming just like him. 04. Unconventional Taran was, perhaps, an unconventional hero ? he was born of unknown parents and had been raised far away from any interesting goings-on, and he was only an Assistant Pig-Keeper ? but he was determined to rise above all of that and create an amazing future for himself. 05. Beauty Achren was the most beautiful woman Taran had ever seen, but there was something ugly about her, and it showed when he and Gwydion defied her; Taran stopped seeing her physical charms and only saw an ugly stain of evil. 06. Misunderstood Eilonwy stomped off, and Taran?s heart broke; he should have, as Eilonwy said, been clearer about who he wanted her to rescue ? because now Gwydion lay dead in the ruins of Spiral Castle, and this strange, lanky bard stood here in his place. 07. Cripple The strings of Fflewddur?s harp seemed to break too often to be worth toting around, beautiful music or no; Taran thought the harp was a hindrance rather than a help. 08. Mindless The Cauldron-born were mindless and merciless; they would track Taran and his fellows without rest and without reason, and there was little chance for escape. 09. Heartless They were not evil, precisely, but they were unnatural, and Arawn Death-Lord put them to evil uses; they were re-animated corpses that could not think for themselves or do anything but their master?s bidding. 10. Coward Taran was no coward, but he had heard enough of Gwydion?s tales to fear the Cauldron-born and the destruction they would bring; if they caught up to Taran and his group, they would destroy them, for the Cauldron-born could not themselves be destroyed. 11. Clever ?Clever Gurgi,? the creature said, ?should get some crunching and munching,? and Taran, though he could barely tolerate the thing, had to agree that the information Gurgi brought was valuable; he split up their limited supplies and gave some to Gurgi. 12. Campus The way in front of them seemed wide and full of terrors, but the way behind was blocked; the group had no choice to continue on toward Caer Dathyl to warn the Sons of Don. 13. Roommate Fflewddur and Eilonwy did not make the best of travelling companions sometimes, and Taran could barely tolerate Gurgi?s moaning and groaning, but as their adventure continued, Taran realized they brought more skills than he realized. 14. Ostracized ?Taran of Caer Dallben, I?m not speaking to you!? Eilonwy said, stamping her foot and stomping off. 15. Adored Taran had no interest in apologizing to the girl, but Fflewddur said it would make things easier, and Taran had to admit that the bard had more experience with this type of thing ? that is to say, girls ? than he did, so off he went to make amends.