Elys walked into the library, warm air greeting her. She browsed a random aisle, which appeared to be an aisle about the history of farming.
"This seems interesting." She murmured, pulling the book gingerly from its place. She tucked it under her arm and continued looking for more books. Elys was more in the mood for something adventurous, so she looked around in the fiction aisle for anything that sparked her interest. Though she failed to find anything that looked good in the fantasy aisle, she was surprised to find a book on ancient leaves. Who would make a book like this? Elys asked herself, surpressing a giggle. Though she decided to see what 'ancient' leaves looked like, and tucked the book under her arm with the farming book. Deciding two was enough, Elys made her way to the reading area, where the crackling fire warmed everything around it during the winter. She curled up in an armchair and began reading the book on ancient leaves. Despite the boring and uncreative title, "Ancient Leaves", the book was actually quite interesting. It showed a huge raggedy leaf from prehistoric time, and it looked merely like a misshapen blob. Elys flipped through the pages, facinated at the leaves that could make a book so interesting.
A very silent thump broke the pin drop silence of the Ivyvine Library, generated by a small book trolley as it knocked against the door frame of the back room. The wheeler of the cart smiled sheepishly to herself as she felt as though she had intruded on the quiet that surrounded her. Gripping the cool metal handle more firmly beneath her soft palms, the individual rolled her cargo into the main area of the building, starting towards the fantasy aisle where the books belonged.
Elandra Maerdyn had begun her job at the library almost immediately after signing up for it and had decided to carry it on gracefully. She had not yet met her collegue Felicity, though was certain that there would be an encounter soon. Hopefully sooner rather then later, she thought to herself with a sigh, not having become acquainted with anyone in the village yet. Normally, the young woman found herself able to socialize quite easily, but she had yet to find an occasion to do just that in Elmwood.
As she strode contently past the history section the blond steeled herself from humming a simple tune, recalling where she was just in time. In her brief pause of recollection, she noticed that she was no longer alone in the establishment. Swallowing the hello that immediately bubbled up, the twenty year old merely waved towards the other girl as a smile curved upon her lips. She personally hated to be interupted while immersed in a good read.
Elys, hearing the noise, looked up to see a young woman waving at her. Must be the new librarian. One of them, at least. She thought, waving back with a smile. It was good to see fellow "Elmwoodians" getting jobs and coming in. Elys had only noticed a few days before that the librarian job had already been occupied within a few days of posting it. Elys hoped that they would enjoy their jobs. Elys snuggled further into the seat, and continued flipping through the book. It wasn't long until she realized she was at the end of the book. Getting up to carry it back, she dropped her two books. They dropped with a large boom, and they went skidding in opposite directions.
"Dang it. Stupid books." Elys muttered, scurrying for one that had slid underneath one of the shelves. Grabbing it, she looked around for the other one. The one about leaves.
"Where'd it get to?" She asked herself, looking around for where the book had gone.