Nevertell: III - Morning Stroll
The golden sun crept up on the city, bringing in a new day. The morning light shined through a young girl's window, illuminating her rather messy room. Andrea's eyes creakily opened with the incoming sunshine. With a moan, she rolled over in bed, reluctant to get up. As we all know, most children, and especially teenagers, greatly dislike waking up for school. Andrea was hardly an exception.
As she snuggled into her velvet blanket, her mind drifted to yesterday's events. She wished they didn't happen. Meeting those two strange siblings was something she'd rather forget. Especially the brother, she grimaced. The immature freak. She hoped him and his sister could just be another dream. Would that make it a dream within a dream? She wondered lazily, letting out a great yawn. In any case, she was going to forget them as quickly as possible. She just hoped that she never met them again.
Going with her plan of forgetting yesterday, Andrea stretc
Decembersville Ch. 55Chapter 55: Unwelcome Guests at the OperaDecembersville Ch. 554 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Oh no, Melloni, no. That is a very bad idea," Tin whimpered, biting the tips of his fingers with sweltering nervousness.
"Clock, we are stuck. We'll be diving from barrel to corner for hours till we find the kid. Our last aw man, I'm really saying this hope is you yourself and nobody to make one call. Surely you know a few people or somethin'," said Mellon almost apathetically, all his edginess expressed in his wingful points over to the tall glass phone booth settled near the central square fountain. "And dontcha wig out wheif ya get caught 'cause Z and I will give ya the sign to scram."
The clock freak's pallid complexion turned green and he trembled. "Y-you were going to say 'when', weren't you?"
"Do it for Sophia," Zero interjected with a honey-flavored tone, dis
Nevertell: INevertell: I4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Nevertell: I - Warm Welcome
"Did you hear? There are some newcomers to the city!"
"My, that hasn't happened in ages!"
"I know! I heard they came in a couple of days ago "
"Do you know who these newcomers are?"
"I'm not quite sure. I heard that there are two of them "
"Two of them? A married couple perhaps?"
The two middle-aged women continued to gossip. Nevertell City was a rather small community. Not to mention peaceful. Hardly any crimes or crisis occurred. And with peace came boredom, so the smallest of scandals shot across the city in a matter of days. Any sort of news no matter how small- would be spread to everyone by the end of the week.
There were many other gossipers where the two women were: a mansion of some politician. A party was being held and many other well-to-do figures of Nevertell City were there. It was a very luxurious place with grand chandeliers, an expensive feast, and porcelain knickknacks. All who were invited to the party were in
Decembersville Ch. 56Chapter 56 A Most Familiar Surprising GuestDecembersville Ch. 563 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Mush, Tammster, mush! I spy with my sexy wounded eyes a little something called the Opera, o' hooded one."
"Get off him, for Christ's sakes," Bella snapped quietly. "People are not only staring in fear."
Chimabell gave his brother a sour look followed by a childish whine, "My god, you are one jealous turkey! Surprised your eyes aren't glowing green already. Because, brother beloved, you do know that I could fetch you a Tammy of your own. All you have to do is ask your lord and master right here. Really, it's alright to speak up every once in a blue moon than get pissed about something you regret not saying."
The mayor spoke of Tammy like he was an item; like sucking the souls out of people and turning them into mindless slaves was but a factory hobby. It did not help that he was riding
Decembersville Ch. 6Chapter 6: Craziness is not on the streetsDecembersville Ch. 66 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Chimabell! For gods sake, answer me you little brat! screamed Campara, a foul-mouthed thirty-year-old woman with a long black dress and a vulture-like walk.
She forced open the metal door before her with a kick and glared down below at the gear-infested factory in the underground chamber. Sparks of ember glided across the smoky channel and she could see the many prisoners in white masks and chains pounding down on iron objects going down the industrial line.
Campara frustratingly flew down into the smoky, fiery unit and began scanning the entire occupied area until she finally found her little brother Chimabell sitting at a high level watching boxes get thrown into the furnace. He laughed cutely each time a box went in and got burned. Then his small attention was finally caught.
Ello, sister! Ooh. Are you mad at me?
Decembersville Ch. 53Decembersville Ch. 535 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 53 Vultures and Humans and Exploding Moonlight
His bleeding heart was aching as he licked his serrated teeth with his tongue, thirsty for some good and new vengeance. The blistering red eyes protruded from his shadowy being, giving him the appearance of a brutal monster than an ordinary freak. He stood up high above a sea of black, grinning into the redness of the opaque atmosphere above and giggling as well to show off something quite horrid. Laughing out loud now, something drippy and wet left his hands, building up even more like rivulets that begged to become waterfalls. The words 'A freak like you can't save anything!' were echoing like flying springs; those recognizable words haunted him. He just laughed more and more and more then he swung his hand towards his prey, his wretched smile staining the vermillion world with such evil. The hand struck and then- Zero woke up with a dire plea for mercy, forcing
Decembersville Ch. 54Decembersville Ch. 545 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 54 Villainy in the Theater District
"My child, welcome to the Theater District."
Sophia could only stare with wide, dazzling eyes at the beauty that stood before her, shimmering in snow and clean blue lights. With the carriage ceiling down and mechanical umbrellas high above their heads to shield them from the rain, the girl and the Meowsician looked from their self-driven vehicle at the magnificence that was called the Theater District, miles away from Kallavient Carnival and even farther from the Emptylands, now settling back in another part of Downtown Decembersville. As the carriage rolled forward, meeting itself with the icy tiled floors of the outside lanes, Sophia gazed at the differences in architectural design from the Neighborhood and other parts of the freakish city. All around her were tall and eccentrically-shaped buildings, yes, but even taller staircases and balloon lanterns as well. The residents chatt
Decembersville Ch. 36 Chapter 36 Firework turbulence on a flying pianoDecembersville Ch. 365 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
An hour has passed since their previous rest stop and then the posses piano vehicle finally came to a stop. Sophia and Zero were terribly refreshed and happy to see light again after being stored down in the compartment for a long while. This doesnt look like an Eccentric Avenue tme, dude, Mellon commented, staring ahead at the grandly grimy swamp ahead of them. Actually, Im not even too sure we should even BE here.
Darkchovi hopped off the vehicle and told everyone to get off of it and steer clear, allowing Butler to once again switch some gizmos around in the back of the strange rickshaw. It was an amazing sight, what everyone just saw. A tremendous balloon spewed out from the center of the car and inflated automatically, not changing the spacious seating within the vehicle but certainly makin
Decembersville Ch. 38 Chapter 38 Love, SophiaDecembersville Ch. 385 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Posters? Zero exclaimed with every amount of disbelief he was able to conjure up. Wonka nodded his head happily like a crazed little kid and Zero repeated himself. Posters? Like actual posters of
Its not rocket science, sugar! Wonka laughed with a slight jump, eyes facing directly into Zeros worried ones. In order to prove our little babys innocence then we gotta tell a buncha people about the framing, ya know. And to make it all legal, were doing it he snatched a pair of sunglasses out from under his top hat and threw them on. In disguise! Pretty hot, ya gotta admit!
There was no way that Wonkas plan was legal nor was it safe. He and Bella Morte cooked up the craziest scheme a thought could buy: Paste posters all over the city w
Decembersville Ch. 34Chapter 34 Humans through their eyesDecembersville Ch. 345 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Tremendously loud thunder shook the two-story restaurant yet Mellons laughing could still be heard from outside. Not only his, but Darkchovis as well. Sophia and Zero were sitting down at the bar table and Count Merry stood up in between them, looking at Darkchovi with a deadpan expression, mostly on the side of irritation.
Dude, come on, the bartender said, serving Zero and Sophia mugs of hot chocolate followed by Butler shyly serving up some whipped cream and a straw for the ax-handed freak. Youre telling me that Dolls chased you into the underground railroad and you came in contact with a ghost train? Dont make me laugh, pixies. Im too old for scary stories.
It tried to kill us! Sophia could not hold back her annoyance and anger. We could have DIED, stupid! Zer
Decembersville Ch. 37Chapter 37 Darkslaw and Wonkas rallyDecembersville Ch. 375 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Never had Sophia been inside such a beautiful, complex building. Seriously, she was completely amazed by the grand abandoned theater filled with contraptions and simplified elevators and candle-lanterns hanging by chains from the towering glass ceiling, black with paint probably to seal off sighting from above. Sure, the tremendous theater was dark and almost broken down and obviously ancient, but it was still so enchanting to look at. It was as if being inside of a Swiss Family Robinson tree-house plus the booths and the stairs and the corridors and the many decorations taking over the place. Simply awesome the Chiaroscuro Theater was. Yet, for an abandoned building, there were a good many residents walking around and eyeing the group entering their sanctuary. They all held candles and looked just as freaky as the other citizens were out in the main city.
Hey, Wonka! Hey
Decembersville Ch. 45Decembersville Ch. 455 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 45 Andante's evil
Andante's grim melody slithered through the bowels of the hollow chamber until it was broken by the sound of the orchestra room's colossal doors booming open, shaking the lair and getting the bats that hung from the dark ceiling to screech and cry. The cat-head's deep black eyes looked to find his master coming into the room, clad in black and pale as winter; his usual appearance. Andante should have been pleased to see Count Merry-Go-Round enter, but he was shocked. Why?
The vampire was smiling. Not the sad smile that he sometimes put on out of sentiment or the evil grin that usually stretched across his face when obsessing over revenge, no, this smile was a happy one; a really happy one.
"Master?" the cat-head wondered out loud as Merry hummed his way into the room, looking rather cheerful as he turned his head to face his best friend.
"Oh! Hello, A
Decembersville Ch. 42Chapter 42 Clocks and VulturesDecembersville Ch. 425 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Campara was adjusting her eye shades (that a certain someone with a metal tongue gave her) in the plaza of the carnival when she heard a familiar, anxious voice call out a few feet behind her. She made a deep sigh of both annoyance and wonder when she turned around to see Tin squeeze and slip through masses of freaks, great anxiety plastered all over his face. He slid on the cobblestone ground to where the mistress stood and he put his hand on her shoulder to support himself while he panted harshly out of exhaustion. "W-w-wait for me, will you please!?" She put on an irritated frown and crossed her arms when he crouched down to put his hands on his knees, still breathing strongly. For about forty minutes he has been chasing and falling behind her as she went off to check new things like an excited tourist. "G-goodness gracious, don't be so quick to lose me!"
Still moping sarcastically, Cam
Decembersville Ch. 47Chapter 47 HelplessnessDecembersville Ch. 475 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Another rainstorm massacred the enchanted city but that did not stop its residents from crowding one on top of another in a Neighborhood district; a certain district where a grand row of townhouses got burned to a crisp along with the people inside. There were fits of rage and many of the citizens were bawling knowing that some of their friends and beloveds have become victim of Sophia Lilbette from Washington recent act of arson. The Dolls blocked away they freaks with their weapons, pushing them back and even attacking to make sure they don't manage to squeeze past them to try and save their neighbors; some were hopeful that they were still alive, you know.
High above the wails and madness of the crowds, Cheshira crouched over the railing of an overlooking tower and could see the burned up houses through the darkness of the rain. Even through the pitter-patter of water she could still see
Decembersville Ch. 46Chapter 46 "Drown, creature."Decembersville Ch. 465 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There were bright gems illuminating the dark, frosty chamber in specks of rose pink and forget-me-not violet, all collected together to encircle the lonely little cavern where the dispirited Mellon sat, gloomily licking his wounded hand with his long, dog-like tongue. Half of his body was covered by gem-light, showing off his doggish ears and eye and paw while the other half remained shrouded in a slab of darkness, silent and drooping in both fault and injury. You promised, she pleaded. You promised, she cried. He hated how much discomfort he felt with such words jammed into his mind. He never felt that way before. It hurt; badly.
"And you're just gonna mope around like this all night," Sasha mumbled loudly and sarcastically, hands on her hips as she slinked into the mine. Her ex-boyfriend made a fierce stare at the ground.
"What do you want?" he
Decembersville Ch. 49Decembersville Ch. 495 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 49 Unfinished Waltz, a Nightmare, and the One Who Tried
Zero was standing outside in the soft shower of snow, looking over the acres of frozen ice now dulling into a grand mass of fog; it was all thanks to the raging storm just outside the barrier of their sanctuary. His face was downcast as he stood up high on the hilltop, sad thoughts plaguing him while he looked on over the darkness of the night and the fog of the tremendous lake. The thoughts were merciless and cruel, but so full of longing and a want for the danger to be over with finally; a want to go back home and live in the peace that he has been lacking for a while. But no. That one word, "no", was the answer to every beg Zero had. Where are we? he asked himself, his thoughts circulating. Where can we go? Where? I am so lost. He brought his head up, feeling a twister of disturbance and sadness spiral deep down in his heart; it made him feel rather sick, like he wanted
Decembersville Ch. 9Decembersville Ch. 96 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Chapter 9: Count Merry-Go-Round, the ostracized resident
"Where are we going, Zero?" Sophia asked that same night when Zero got home soaking wet and with a black eye. The second he got back home, he woke Sophia up from her nap and got her out the door, telling her to follow behind him as they speed-walked down the snowy lane. He gave her a red-striped winter jacket along the way. "What happened? A-are we in trouble?"
Zero wanted to say "yes" but he replied to her with an unworried smile, "Not at all, not at all. I-I just want you to meet someone who could help you out."
"You mean he could take me home?"
"There's a VERY small possibility but at least it's a possibility. Now a little faster, Sophia."
She increased her walking speed. She held on to Zero's cold arm to keep up; he also told her to stay very close to him. They walked past the other residents chatting with each other and playing around i
Decembersville Ch. 41Chapter 41 Betrayal at Kallavient CarnivalDecembersville Ch. 415 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
It was snowing gently now in the woods and the sprinkling sky rolled with small thunder, making everything that has happened twenty minutes ago seem like a distant memory. Everything was calm now and the vehicle Mellon drove made no sound as it slowly and carefully made its way through the snow. Everyone in the spacey back were laughing and frittering and chatting away. Sophia most of all.
"Like, at first I thought I was going to die but then Tin's awesome tongue went PSHOO and then it became, like, a tug-of-war thingy!" she blabbed on and on with excitement to the group of freaks as Mellon continued to drive up front. "And then I took out my flashlight and then the weirdo was like 'Ahhhh' and I was like 'YES!' and then we had to jump off the roof and I was like 'Nuh-uh!' but we did! It was soooo neat! I think I want to go parachuting when I get home again!" She hopped a
Decembersville Ch. 51Decembersville Ch. 515 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 51 The Phantom Archway
The name was fresh in Sophia's mind; it raised her anxiety level when she should have been feeling dainty. "Meowsician," she said quietly, pupils stapled on the stranger that sat cross-legged across from her. Patiently, she tilted her head in suspicion and asked "do you know Melloni?"
"I know one too many people to recall quickly," Meowsician chuckled tenderly with a loss of secrecy in his character. He grinned a cat's wide smile. "Care to refresh my memory about this Melloni fellow?"
A tiny voice in Sophia's head told her to keep her mouth clamped shut about her doggish companion. For all she knew her glasses-wearing savior was a spy for the werewolf gang. Then she thought how awkward it would be for someone called the Meow-sician to be working for a bunch of bloodthirsty reprobates. She chose her words very carefully, nonetheless. "He is a wolf guy wi
Decembersville Ch. 52Decembersville Ch. 525 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 52 Underground Mutiny in an Arcane Cavern
There was a collection of muffled noises that escalated slowly into voices; then the voices became words and the clamor became clear to the deep deafness she was floating through. It was pitch black darkness she was trapped in her eyelids playing heavy boulders, her throat sticky with no use, her nerves frozen cold like floating empty shells bumping gently into each other. Never mind how limp she was, there was still the presence of an item or two beneath her body that felt like no mattress but more like a series of luxury pillows their exteriors hard with knitting but interiors soft with cotton. Her eyelids lifted automatically, showing her a world of blurriness that turned into an obscure, cave-ish, badly-lit universe of wet stone and silhouetted feet against the tiny torches of candles encircling the immense fissure, running in all directions near and far.
Decembersville Ch. 22Chapter 22 The hour flashlights become weapons and Sophia becomes a heroDecembersville Ch. 226 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Wow, Candell! You are quite the storyteller, Bella Morte complimented Sophia. She handed the little girl the hairbrush and began to remove her eyeliner. You had me worried sick, I thought you were going to blow the whole show off. But you got everyone to cheer and have fun and, best of all, the Emcee is going to let you live. I think you have won my respect, girl.
Thank you, Sophia couldnt help but smile; ignoring the fact that they were in a locked, candle-lit salon with puppet strings still roped around their wrists. There were other performers imprisoned along with them, listening in on the conversation. It was a lot of fun. I think I want to become a singer when I grow up. What do you think?
Bella let out a tomboyish chuckle and said to her, Technically, you were not singing. You were
Unwritten EndingsMy dearest child,Unwritten Endings3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Today is the luckiest day in the happiest year of my life. Today we found out I was pregnant with you! I have never seen your father happier, not even on the day I moved in with him.
Today is the first page on this journal, which will be the first gift you'll receive from me, other than your life and my undying love. I hope when you are old and grey, and I'm long gone, you will find solace in these words and in the love they represent.
You are now only six weeks old, but I can feel your tiny life growing inside me, nourished by my very soul.
I hope you'll look like your father. You know, I fell in love with your father's eyes. I met him just five months ago, in the hospital where I work. One of our heart monitors had broken down, and when he came to fix it, that broken monitor wasn't the only thing skipping a few beats.
Your father had this amazing smile, beautiful eyes, and a way about him that still makes me feel safe. Like he could take charge in any situation a