"Can I go outside?" Merilyn asked, quickly pulling on her coat.
"Sure," her mother responded, "Just come back soon. It's quite cold out there."
This, Merilyn was aware of. In Norway, during winter, snow would pelt down into the near-deserted town. When she stepped outside, she paused for a moment to examine the beauty of the scene.
During winter, Julenissen and the Nisse would come. Merilyn's mother told stories, she told amazing ones.
But never before had she told Julenissen's.
She told her of the Kraken, the monster that prowled the Norwegian Seas, of the polar bear Valemon, but she simply said, "Julenissen's backstory is as one would think it is."
Merilyn broke from her thoughts as the snow suddenly changed course, and was plummeting down mainly on one spot now.
She looked up. The clouds had shifted toward the spot and now the sun showed, revealing its broad rays.
Sighing happily, Merilyn turned around and glanced back at the spot.
As she was doing so, a big gust of wind flew by, altering the clouds' courses yet again and spreading them back out again.
As quickly as it had come, the sun vanished.
Inspiration from Evi ( @TheEvilChickenNugget)
Q: So now you've met Merilyn! Hoorayee! She's going to be a reference in a lot of stories, even if you don't know it - for example BI. What do you think 'bout her?