I realise this is probably too long, but I didn't want to cut anything out. However, if it's unacceptably long, tell me and I'll try.
Info: It's an alternate universe, so there's no particular time-frame in mind. The peasants have no technology, and look like typical medieval peasants. The Necromancers look a bit more steam-punk.
Two young boys in a forest, snow is on the floor, they wear peasant clothing, but not rags. One, slightly smaller, is cheering at the other boy, who has a sling shot drawn back and ready to fire, one eye shut to steady his aim. He's a typical brown-haired, blue-eyed boy. He has a scar on the back of the hand firing the sling-shot. The two boys should be dissimilar entirely in looks, so they're not mistaken for brothers.
Voice: It never crossed my mind before that moment…
A blackbird on the branch of a tree, being hit by the stone from the slingshot,
Suggestion for shot: From behind the blackbird, looking down on the boys, so we can see that he has fired the slingshot.
Voice: …how it would feel to take a life.
The two boys, standing over the dead bird, looking horrified.
Voice: It was awful.
The two boys fleeing from the forest, and the dead bird.
Scene of cottage at edge of village, setting sun. It's snowy, and there are mountains in the background. (point being to show passage of time, hopefully)
A woman walking towards the dead bird. I figure it should be drawn from a distance, since it would look better if the woman were a few meters from the bird. It is now night time. The footprints of the boys should be visible, heading in the opposite direction from which the lady comes.
Woman stopping by bird. I don't really have any specifications for how she should look, but she should be 'different' as it were, in clothes that are perhaps a bit 'goth' or 'punk'. My immediate thought was lots of buckles, but the only thing that matters is that they should be dark.
The Woman picking the bird up from the snow, she should look slightly sad, but not about to cry.
The woman, still holding the bird, but now hovering her other hand over it, a golden light going from her fingertips to the bird.
Close up of the bird in her hand, now alive. If there's a way, it should be made to look un-dead rather than resurrected, but obviously not with bones hanging out, since it's only been dead a few hours. The wound which killed it should still be there. If it's obvious its internal organs haven't been repaired that might be good.
Woman leaving forest, in the same direction in which the boys left, with bird now perched on her shoulder.
The bird rapping on a window, it is night, but we should be able to see by moonlight that the boy who killed the bird is sitting up in his bed.
A gust of wind blows the window open, bringing cold air and snow into the room, the boy is running towards the door, under which light can be seen.
The boy bangs into the woman who reanimated the bird
Voice: When I first saw her, I thought she was going to kill me.
The room, dark and now completely empty. The window is still open, with small piles of snow around it, out of the window, the moon can be seen.
It is now summer. An older woman in peasants clothing is placing a flower by a grave, on top of which rests the slingshot. At the edge of the forest, a young man stands unnoticed. He has brown hair, blue eyes an a scar on the back of his hand. He is wearing the same type of clothing as the mysterious woman.
I suppose in a way, she did.
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