The shadow of the fairThe atmosphere was immense, but also slightly suffocating, temperamental joy spiralling in the air. Children, running, skipping, pounding. Everywhere was lit up by millions of coloured lights, but the sky remained dark and foreboding. The many different fumes of the shining stalls danced in swirls of air, making mouths water with delight. The fair had come alive, and it wouldn't stop until the sun rose.
A man pushed his way through the bustling crowd, alone. He wore a long dark cloak, which covered his whole form; the only thing you could see was his sparkling green eyes under his hood. Although his eyes glittered, it was not with happiness. Finally, the man came to an empty spot where he would not be seen. He pulled down his hood and slowly looked around. Long brown hair tumbled down way past his shoulders, tied up into a ponytail.
Sighing, he walked though the abandoned bit of the fair, looking at the wasted rides, the ones who had seen too much fun. He sat down on a bench and looked
Death and LoveHe slumped against the wall as the pain flamed up his arm. He grasped at it desperately, trying to stem the blood flowing freely from the wound. His eyesight had begun to blur, and his eyelids felt heavy. He knows he'll die here. In the deserted alleyway in this grungy city, away from loved ones. Away from everything. He tried to stable his breathing. Inhale, exhale. Inhale Screw it. He thought. He embraced the pain, let go of his arm. He wanted to keep his dying thoughts on something happy. He thought of his sister, far away now, living in the lap of luxury. He thought of his friends and the feelings he felt when he played the guitar for them, up on stage. The amazing electric feeling of preforming up there, where everyone wants to hear his music, his soul.Death and Love4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Finally, he thought of her. The tone of her quiet voice, that shuffle she does with her feet when upset about something. That look she gave him when he wouldn't do as she said. The sad grey of her eyes. The joy he felt
Elven Tales: Aurora and Chai - Ch 3Elven Tales: Aurora and Chai - Ch 34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chai sat, leaning against a tree just within the boundarys of the forest, a small fire at his feet, and a frown on his face. He hadn't meant for her to die or anything, he was just defending himself. He was slowly slipping to sleep when Aurora fell down from the tree infront of him, landing on her back.
She hissed in annoyance, and dragged herself up using the tree with her good arm. "You. You are now dead. But now that I've lost the element of surprise, I have to follow the law and tell you why I've been sent to assassinate you."
Chai stood up, a look of relief on his face, though Aurora couldn't really see clearly enough to tell, causing her to growl slightly. "Listen to me before you fricking attack me again! You have caused a lot of damage, and you've even nearly killed someone! Well, actually, two if you count me. The mayor of-" Aurora was interuptted by Chai.
"Someone nearly died!? And why are you so injured?!" Chai asked, slightly frantically.
Aurora paused, a look of con
You could have said the day was beautiful - MiegoMia shouldn't have let him go alone. She knew it wasn't safe.You could have said the day was beautiful - Miego3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She'd been spending all day deciding whether to go down to the courts, spy on the conversation, make sure nothing bad happens. With a brisk nod of head, she strode out of her apartment.
She'd looked away for a second, a second.
The red-headed girl was standing over the convulsing man, a devilish grin spread across her features.
Time had stopped her.
Mia couldn't move. The person she loved was dying, right there, right in front of her. But she couldn't move. She couldn't run to him, hold him in her arms, couldn't tell him she was sorry, sorry for not saving him when she could have-
The red head looked up, her big brown eyes staring right into Mias own. Gasping, she ducked down from the window she was peering through.
After what seemed like ages, she looked back up.
The devil girl had gone, leaving a motionless man lying in his own blood and coffee. Swirls of bitter black mixed with the red of blood painting his body w
Elven Tales: Aurora and Chai - Ch 2Elven Tales: Aurora and Chai - Ch 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Night had fallen, and the air had started to become deathly cold. Luckily for Chai he'd managed to find an old abandoned barn, there were holes in the ceiling and he could hear mice, but he knew that this was the best he was going to get. He wondered whether to start a fire, but he didn't want to be spotted, for he knew that the elves would send more after him. He lay down into the hay, and promptly fell into a slumber.
Aurora was silent, her body one with the embrace of night. She hopped between trees, her eyes sharp, picking up every movement. She came across the barn, silently jumped down from the canopy and peered in. The young man was laying in the hay, seemingly in a deep sleep. What a stupid place to hide. Did he seriously think we'd wait 'till morning? She thought, gliding over next to him. She looked down at his sleeping face. A shame. She drew out her knife at placed it next to his beating heart. She raised the knife and plunged
Elven Tales: Aurora and Chai - Ch 1Elven Tales: Aurora and Chai - Ch 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Padding footsteps up the wooden castle steps. Guards' eyes following her as she made her way up to the top, and through the opening double doors. Inside was elaborate, a mix of red hangings and table clothes, golden lace and detail, and a beautiful coloured glass roof, a sight that no matter how many times you entered the room, it would still astound you. At the end of the hall was a smaller, shabbier table with an armour clad figure handing out slips of paper to other armour clad figures. She strided over with a forced air of superiority.
"Ah, Aurora. Recovered from that illness?" The one sitting at the table asked, shuffling through the slips. "I heard you were hit pretty badly."
"Yes, I'm quite fine now, Aelelean. Human illness are such a pain to recover from though." Aurora replied. "Are there any good missions up at the moment?"
"A rogue fire elf just within the borders of the forest. He ended up burning down a small village and someone has been left seriously burned. It was just
Elven Tales: Aurora and Chai - PrologueElven Tales: Aurora and Chai - Prologue4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Running, running, running. The black trees silently letting him pass by. The darkness crushes him as he runs, runs, runs. Stop! He could have sworn he saw someone there, watching from the black-green canopy. No, no, no time to stop. Wham! Stars filled his vision as he was knocked onto his back.
Is this the end?
The former adrenalin that was powering his body dispersed, leaving him panting on the ground. He felt defeated, ready to except his fate. What was left for him anyway? The man who had tackled him to the ground was standing again, ready for another go.
No. It can't end like this.
He picked himself up, swallowed the phlegm from the back of his throat and started running at full speed again. His attacker was left behind, the pursuers even further. He grinned and slowed to a walk. He couldn't stop, anywhere there were trees, it wasn't safe. Frost crunched beneath his feet and he shivered as the wind blew past.
Well, I'll just have to get used to it.
To my love.I was asked to write all the things I would say to the woman I loveTo my love.4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
So first of all know I would stand by you when push comes to shove
I want you to know that there is no limit to the things I want to say
You need to know that I would make you fall for me every single day
There is the fact that you alone make me feel like I am a better man
You make me feel like I can be successful in this world without a plan
When I look at your smile I know that the pain of life is really worth it
To you for eternity, my heart and my very soul I have chosen to commit
When I feel your presence the horrors of my mind I can no longer fear
It is because of you my love that this world I see in a way that is more clear
Some say we fall in love only once, I hear your voice and I fall all over again
My love for you is something that is truly impossible for any to restrain
You bring a smile to my face and warm my heart when my mood is crappy
When I am with you absolutely nothing is forced, I am just blissfully
SunriseI sit here and watch the rising of the morning sunSunrise4 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Doing it is something that I am glad I have done
It does not bother me that I sit out here watching alone
My appreciation for this kind of thing isn't well known
I think that it is worthwhile at this hour to still be awake
Looking into darkened horizons waiting for the sun to break
When it happens you become bathed in oranges and reds
You experience it while many others are still in their beds
It could only be better if I were watching it with you
It is one of the few things left in life that I would like to do
I would hold you close to my chest, gentle but tight
To see it we could stay awake, talking through the night
This experience is one of life's most simple pleasures
Compared to it there isn't very much that even measures
It sets tones of breathtaking colours in the darkened skies
Though it compares nothing to the beauty of your eyes
The Clockmaker's DaughterShe was murdered.The Clockmaker's Daughter4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The doctors convened around the table around the young woman that they were to examine. There was not a single thing upon the woman's flawless body to suggest that such a thing had happened. She was perfect.
Don't know. She just was.
That's not evidence, Doctor.
I'm aware, Doctor.
They ran their hands along her body and tried to inspect for needle marks. Perhaps it was with the needle that had caused her death. No, there was nothing there to suggest such a death.
They opened her mouth with their plastic hands to see if there was any sign of poison. Her mouth might have been damaged from the chemicals. Yes, perhaps that was it.
The results are negative.
Yes, Doctor, negative.
They looked at the girl's body again. She seemed peaceful and very much alive. She looked like she was just sleeping. She was taking a nap, that was it. But the doctors were smarter than that and studied her further.