"Avari first understood that she had wings when a girl threw a rock at her head. She knew she was different, that somehow she could hear the earth's voice when no one else could. That she could hear the breeze speak about people's hopes and fears. She knew the villagers were frightened of her, which is why she forgave them when they stared at her, but it was still no reason for them to not protect Kaia."
This peace of your story, in my eyes, told me exactly how Avari felt. It made me conect with her, made me understand her more then any other bit of text I read in this first chapter did!
I adored this piece, I really did! You capture Legolas' insecurety so beautifully and endearlingly, so sweet! I almost whished it was what had really happened in the books!