Your WingsCan you hear all the cries?
Can you see the pain?
Does any of it reach you?
Through the lies and fingers pointing blame?
I opened my eyes
And saw a world full of fear
How can you watch from on high
As I lose all that I hold dear?
I'm down here on my knees
Begging you to hear my prayers
Just need to know that you're still there
Listen as I call your name so please tell me
Do you see my tears?
All I've ever wanted was your love
And to rest under the shelter of you wings
Blood stained pages full of words old as you
Cities falling and children crying
Tell me is this what you wanted us to do?
Are you watching as all mankind is dying?
Will you open your eyes?
Will you see all the pain?
Will you just stand by?
Are all the prayers in vain?
Please, I'm begging you
Take a moment and look
See those of us who still need you
Can you hear me?
I'm calling out to you
Can you see me?
I'm still right here
And I still want to rest
Beneath the shelter of your wings
Lord of the Rings daemon!AU art.
Blurb about Arwen and her Lesser Bush Baby daemon, Shamas:
Shamas is a Akkadian name meaning "sun"
The first time Shamas had leapt onto Aragon's shoulder had been at a dinner with her father and brothers. It had caused everything to stop. Especially when Aragorn's reaction had been to reach up, lift Shamas from his perch and place him back onto the arm of Arwen's chair. As though nothing had happened. As though it was a common occurrence.
Of course no one had asked or said anything. All knew the feelings that Arwen and Aragorn shared. But Arwen, later and in private, had words with her daemon.
"You do not need to flaunt our love for him so."
Shamas rolled his eyes. "That we love him and Nadya enough that touching does not cause us pain is not flaunting, starling."
"Well you did not need to..."
"It was time they saw! Time they knew just how deep our love is."
"Oh Shamas." Arwen scooped her daemon up and hugged him closely, smiling the entire time.
Lord of the Rings daemon!AU art.
Blurb about Faramir and his Mountain Lion daemon, Huian:
Huian is a Chinese name meaning "quiet and obliging"
Faramir had always been a little different than the rest of his family. Where his parents and brother's daemons had preferred the forms of birds his Huian had always loved forms of animals more earth bound. In childhood she flittered from dog to wolf to cat. Always changing but never once did she take on the form of anything capable of flight.
When she finally settled, shortly after the death of his mother, her form was that of a mountain lion and he knew, the moment his father looked at her, that the man was disappointed. His father was always disappointed in him.
Only Boromir smiled that day and told him that his daemon's form was meant to reflect who he truly was at heart. That Huian had settled in the form he most needed her to be. And, over the years, he came to realize that his brother had been right. Huian's form was perfect.
It was during the War of the Ring, when the little Hobbit had brought the One Ring into their camp, that Huian proved just how strong she was. When Frodo offered him the Ring, the thing that had destroyed his brother, Huian had snarled her protest and back away, fur on end. He had refused the Ring, letting Frodo and his companions go, and, later, when he was alone with Huian he hugged her, face buried in her fur.
"Boromir would have been proud," his daemon whispered, rubbing her cheek against his. He nodded and hugged her tighter. Boromir would have been proud.
MCU daemon!AU art.
Blurb about Nick Fury and his Bobcat daemon, Aletta:
Aletta is a Danish name meaning "truth"
Aletta growled as she limped along beside him, her gaze narrowed in on Pierce, pretending to be calmer than she actually was. But when he threatened Natasha and Feroze she lost what little composure she'd been holding onto. Snarling, she leapt at Zahra, but stilled again when Pierce aimed the gun at Nick.
Thankfully Natasha was still quick-witted, using one of her own Stingers to disable the pin long enough for Nick to shoot the miserable snake. Aletta watched in satisfaction as Zahra burst into golden Dust. After they managed to escape the Triskelion and were back in hiding she curled up across his legs and looked up at his face, at the stone mask he wore.
"We did the right thing," she said as his hand ran lightly over her fur. "Exposing all those secrets, killing Alexander, giving SHIELD to Phillip. It was the right thing, Nicholas."
He nodded but she knew he was still bothered by Pierce's betrayal. Bothered that he hadn't seen such a large scale threat until it was too late. "We'll do better next time," she said as she stretched up her paw, batting at his chin. "We always do."
He laughed lightly and finally nodded, reaching up to scratch behind her ears which made her purr loudly.
MCU daemon!AU art.
Blurb about Clint Barton and his fisher cat daemon, Rael:
Rael is an African name meaning "innocent"
It surprised everyone, except for Natasha, when, after the Battle of New York, they rallied at the Stark Tower, his daemon was not some kind of bird. They'd assumed, given his codename, that it was partially due to his daemon being a hawk or an eagle. Rael had scoffed at them all and rolled his golden eyes. "Idiots," his daemon had hissed in his ear before tucking himself around Clint's neck like a living scarf.
Later, when they'd watched Thor take Loki back to Asgard, Rael had, much to everyone's surprise, leapt down from Clint's shoulder and darted over to stand on his hind legs a few feet from Loki, those sharp eyes blazing as the daemon spoke, for the first time, to a member of their group who wasn't Clint.
"You get the bag of crazy cats out of your brain and we might consider the thing."
He'd zipped back to Clint then, curling around the archer's leg, watching silently as Thor and Loki transported back to their world using the Tesseract. When he and Natasha began the trip back to the Helicarrier she asked what Rael had meant but Clint had simply smiled, scratching behind Rael's ears and earning a soft nip to his fingers for his trouble.
"That's between us and him, Nat."</i>