Mias and Elle 2 ch2: UntouchedI look down at my hands, hands that should be marked for all of eternity. But instead of markings I see through my skin, through the billowing folds of the stark white dress I have worn since the day of my death and down to the wooden boards of the floor beneath my bare feet. The boards are more real than I am. I am simply a spirit, my demon is gone and for the first time in a long time I can breathe without the darkness inside suffocating me. It's a nice feeling, to be free. If only it was under better circumstances...
I look up from the floor to where a man sits in a large chair. His hair is long and dark, his eyes black and shadowed with markings of his own. Elias, the man I have given up paradise for, has his hand wrapped around a bottle. He is drunk, very drunk. It has been this way for a long time, yet I can do nothing but watch, I have watched him drown himself in alcohol and cannot even speak to him, let him know that he is ruining himself and that I am here.
I wonder, not for
Mias and Elle2 Ch.3: The SparkThe ship has hit land. It is a small island off the coast of the main land. Elias tells everyone to stay on deck but I follow curiously. I have made a point to not follow him off the ship's deck, for fear of what he will do when around others. I know this is weak of me but with my humanity now, I find some emotions hard to suppress. But this time, I follow him, off the deck and onto land. I cannot feel the ground beneath my feet, yet I know it is there. I suppose that I should be able to float or something of that nature but I am content to walk beside him.Mias and Elle2 Ch.3: The Spark3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The sun is low on the horizon; it fixes us with a dull ray of gold that seems to follow us wherever we go. Elias, of course, does not notice me. He will never know that I am at his side. We walk along the sandy shore, he and I. The island is indeed small; it takes us only about half an hour to reach the other side. I wonder why no one seems to inhabit this place. The forest beyond the sand from what I can see is lush with green and
Mias and ElleCh14: LettersElle heard the galloping hooves come down the road and stood, going to open the door. She didn't get the chance though, Arian swung the door open and strode inside, a look of panic on his face, sweat beading on his forehead as he breathed hard. "Arian!" she said following him into the kitchen.Mias and ElleCh14: Letters3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Arian what's wrong?!" She grabbed his shoulder in an attempt to stop him, to no avail. He was dead set in hurrying into the kitchen where he scrambled some papers and books on the kitchen counter, obviously looking for something.
"Elle!" he said, whipping around.
"There was a letter on this table, it was unopened. Where. Is. It?" She thought for a moment, remembering clearing off the table to get ready for dinner but where had she put ."Oh! That!" she had set the important looking letter on the desk in his room.
Elle told him so and he went off to find it. Sighing she went over to the stove and placed a pot onto of the burner, readying it to begin making supper.
There was a slam
Mias and ElleCh21: The FallThe chains bit into his skin, he could feel the dry blood itch the shallow wounds he had caused from struggling so hard. It had proved useless. His wrists were bloody and his neck raw from the metal collar around it. So here he was, the hard stone floor cold beneath his knees, blindfold blocking his vision and the gag restricting his voice to nothing more than animalistic snarls. His mind raced while the rest of him felt numb. Numb from the hours of kneeling in the same position and numb from the unmentionable amount of guilt he felt. 'Elle.' He thought hopelessly. 'How could I turn from you?' he felt hot tears stain the blindfold. 'You do not deserve to have an unfaithful man in your life such as me.' His sadness covered him like a blanket, smothering him in his desperation.Mias and ElleCh21: The Fall3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He didn't care if he cried, he didn't give a damn if his bleeding hands tore from his body, so long as she was alive, so long as she was here on this earth, he would find her and bring her back to him. He would te
Mias and ElleCh19: A Ghost In The MirrorThe room was silent except for Milos's footsteps as he walked to the tall silver throne in the room. He walked up the steps and sat, sitting back comfortably as he watched them all stare at him. "Come!" he said with a loud laugh.Mias and ElleCh19: A Ghost In The Mirror3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Sit! Eat! This is a time for merriment and festivities!" His eyes followed them as they each walked stiffly to a seat.
He noted how they did not sit close to each other, just broke off and sat at different sides of the long table. He snapped his fingers and smiled inwardly as the doctor's boy flinched. A servant came skittering in a beat later with a goblet of wine then left as if there were hounds on his heels.
Milos drank from the goblet as he watched his guests from over the rim. Elias and the doctor's son picked at their plates while Mias looked up at him occasionally with a glare while his special guest's lovely eyes constantly regarded Milos with a steady gaze of gold.
His eyes flicked over to Arian and his special guest. Arian looked down at his plate
Mias and Elle ch2:FalseVictoryThe top off the hill took Elle's breath away. It was reaching the top that took away Grace's. Jumping off of the horse's back Elle patted her neck. "Looks like we won girl." then kissed her on the nose and turned to look out into the distance. Rolling green hills stretched out across the land, trees and lush grass blanketed the area, and just in the distance you could see the sea shinning in all its glory. Though, Elle did not have very happy memories of the sea. But before her thoughts could turn dark, Elle heard a galloping sound and looked over her shoulder to see Mias riding up on Yousery. "Look who finally decided to join us." She teased, turning to face him as he climbed off of his steed. "Excuse me sweetness but I do believe it was you who distracted me. Which, might I remind you, is called cheating." He laughed. Taking her into his arms and hugging her close, he leaned down and whispered into her ear. "Not that I minded." She laughed and turned in his arms to face the distance.Mias and Elle ch2:FalseVictory3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Elle and Mias: Chapter 16Some force in the cosmos must have been off kilter that morning because Mias suddenly became civil company. During breakfast they had a pleasant conversation about the meal and the magic used to make it. Similar to the housekeeping spell, an enchantment was cast to read over recipes and then prepare the dish accordingly. The time of day and what ingredients there were in stock determined what recipes would be on the menu and each day the recipes were switched to add the spice of variety.Elle and Mias: Chapter 163 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Elle honestly found the whole system fascinating. The way Mias described the spell was by no means the result of a simple wave of a wand. It was a process that reminded Elle of how a computer program functioned: a detailed chain of possibilities woven into the system set to execute commands at the user's will. No wonder Elle hadn't encountered other sorcerers of Mias' level; they were as unique in this world as people like Bill Gates were in hers.
After breakfast, Elle returned to her room where she ba
Elle and Mias: Chapter 20Elle's fingers slowly turned her teacup around in her hands that afternoon as she watched the horses in the pasture. The owners of the estate, a middle aged couple who bred and trained horses as a full time hobby, offered them lunch on the veranda, which Mias and Elle gratefully accepted.Elle and Mias: Chapter 203 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ares had been unhitched from the coach and allowed into the pasture with the other horses, but his sights remained focus on the white mare he had been introduced to earlier. He trotted behind her, whinnying and trying to catch her attention, but the mare never once replied and simply kept putting distance between them.
"She doesn't seem to care for him at all," Elle commented.
"The owners told me she was a difficult filly to break," Mias said before chewing on a bit of bread.
"Maybe she just doesn't like the idea of being forcibly paired with a mate she barely knows," Elle suggested, her tone hinting at the parallels between the horse and herself.
Mias looked at her for a moment before chuckling, "I s
Mias and ElleCh24: RevelationsMias held Elle tight against him as he fought back tears, watching Arian die.Mias and ElleCh24: Revelations3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Good bye my brother." He said quietly as Elle sobbed against his chest.
He looked down at her, filled with joy at the fact that she was here, in his arms yet felt so terrible that she was crying. A roar pulled him out of his thoughts. The tiger she had come with was battling fiercely with the beast. Their claws clashed and teeth met flesh, you could tell that the tiger was doing everything it could to keep the beast from advancing towards them. The thing raised a claw and pinned the tiger to the ground with it, its teeth aiming fast for the tiger's vitals. Elle moved quickly, grabbing Mias's sword from its sheath at his hip and sprinting for them.
"Elle! No!" He ran after her.
He watched as he drew closer. Elle jumped up and plunged the sword into the beasts jaw. It roared and shook its head violently, one of its hands flailing and hitting Elle, who flew back. The tiger was up and running, cushioning E
Mias and Elle ch3: GodspeedMias's heart slammed in his chest, threatening to explode as he sprinted to her fallen body. The boy and other people had begun to surround her, whispering fiercely. Some trying to touch her, one person even flipped her onto her back, the blood falling down her shoulder and onto the ground like a waterfall. Rage overtook him. Drawing his sword he always kept sheathed at his hip as he came to the back of the crowd. "GET AWAY FROM HER!!" he bellowed, His anger being voiced in a booming demand. People turned in fear as they saw the old Mias return, the Mias that was tucked away when he was with Elle. Now she had fallen and he wanted her back. They scrambled to head his command. And when a small amount of people remained he grabbed one of them by the collar from behind and pressed the sword to the man's throat. "LEAVE HER BE OR I'LL BEHEAD HIM!!" apparently Mias had picked the right man to take. One of the women shouted and screamed at the others to back off, when they had she fMias and Elle ch3: Godspeed3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Mias and Elle 2 ch.5: Burning SkiesI grab ari and Abernos grabs my hand, there is no time to grab anything, so we don't. We burst through the front door and run the way the animals lead. But suddenly I remember Grace, back in her stable. Surely she can feel the oncoming heat. I skid to a halt and thrust ari into Abernos's arms after kissing her on the forehead.Mias and Elle 2 ch.5: Burning Skies3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Get her out of here!" I yell at him. "I have to go back."
"You're insane!" he yells at me, grabbing my wrist tight and pulling me along.
But I wrench my wrist away though, standing there. Doesn't he know? How hard it is to give him my child for her own safety? I won't let Grace, who's been there for me always, die.
"GO!" I scream at him and he must sense the urgency and pain in my voice because he turns, running away after one last look at me.
Ari looks at me over his shoulder with wide, teary eyes. "MOMMY!" she screams. But I blow her a kiss and turn to run. Knowing she'll be safer in Abernos's arms.
Down the path and out to the stables, the trees q
Mias and Elle - Chapter 1He had been watching her for some time, confident that he was well hidden from view to avoid any unexpected surprises for his guest. Found entirely by accident, her presence now had a purpose. His lips curled into a smile in the darkness, intently observing her every moment as she tossed in her sleep.Mias and Elle - Chapter 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He blinked several times as she made a soft sound and her eyes slowly opened. She perplexed him. There was nothing extraordinary about her; just an ordinary girl. Yet, when he looked at her, there was something terribly captivating about her. Ordinary, but not of his world, which seemed a perfectly good enough reason for a man of his power to take her. But he had no need to explain himself; he did not need to justify his actions to himself or anyone. He wanted her; it was as simple as that. And he would have her.
Suddenly, the balcony doors flung open and the sunlight came cascading down around her. Her hair fluttered lightly with the breeze that rushed in, and the way that her skin
Elle and Mias: Chapter 25"I'm so sorry please forgive me I'm so sorry " Abernos repeated over and over as he drove himself through the thick brush and out onto an animal path. Elle's scream from her broken wrist nearly caused him to stumble from the weight it put in his chest, but he knew there was nothing he could do at this point other than to locate Mias.Elle and Mias: Chapter 253 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He wasn't far from reaching the rescue party. Beyond a few groves of trees, the gang of one sorcerer, one stag, one ghoul and two horses crouched along the thicket lining as they drew nearer Elias' camp.
"I smell someone approaching," Leadbury announced.
Mias and Berenos directed their attention to where Leadbury indicated and readied themselves for an attack.
Abernos emerged from the brush and tears came to his eyes at the sight of his brother. "B-Berenos !"
Berenos rushed to his brother's side without speaking a single word. He caught him in his arms as Abernos finally allowed himself to break down.
"He still has her! Elias ! W
Elle and Mias: Chapter 21They arrived back at Mias' manor roughly two hours later. The sun had already dipped behind the hillside and shadows were growing as the three climbed out of the coach.Elle and Mias: Chapter 213 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Your hair smells nice~," Abernos said in a rather high voice as Mias reluctantly carried the Stag out on his back.
Mias grit his teeth, wanting oh so badly to drop Abernos on his tailed behind, but dared not to while Elle had her eyes on the both of them.
"I'll take Ares and Eris back to the stables. Your spell will take care of the rest, won't it?" Elle asked.
"Yes, your packages will also be transported up to your room." Mias said as he trudged up to the front doors.
"You sure you don't need help with him?"
"I can handle him just fine, my dear." He forced a grin.
"Alright then," Elle patted Ares' muzzle and motioned for the horse to follow her. He did, still faithfully pulling the coach and his prospective mate behind him.
Mias unlocked the doors with a quick enchantment before pushing them open with his foot. He lug
Elle and Mias: Chapter 19"Oh, wow " Elle's mouth stood agape as she poked her head out the carriage window as they approached the city by the sea.Elle and Mias: Chapter 193 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A breath of healthy wind blew past her face and Elle found her heart nostalgic for her homeland, for only a moment. The air was crisper, cleaner than the polluted clouds that too often hung over England and brought only gray weather. Here the sky was bright blue with hardly any clouds reflecting in the crystal clear water.
It seemed almost mysterious for a place to hold such beauty while supporting a populous Elle would guess numbered in the tens of thousands. Wooden docks outlined most of the shore line as Ares trotted into the city along the coastal road. Facing the docks were several two and three story buildings whose ground floors all seemed to be devoted to business. Elle could smell the pungent stink of a fish stand, the gentle aroma of a bakery, and of course the merry scent of a pub and its happy patrons.
"The main thoroughfare is primarily filled with
Mias and ElleCh20: The BallArian nearly fell over in his chair when he saw Elle enter with the tattooed woman. They swept in; dresses swirling around their feet liked goddesses. They looked heavenly with the soft lighting from the room setting their skin aglow.Mias and ElleCh20: The Ball3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The entire room seemed to feel the same because all the men stopped to stare in with desire and the women did the same but with jealousy burning their eyes behind the elaborately decorated masks. As they walked, the crowed moved out of their way like they were parting curtains.
Arian stood, walking to Elle and bowing before her. She had applied a light pink shadow that swept out from the corner of her eyes, peeking from behind the white mask.
Arian smiled at her. "Can I have this dance?"
She took his outstretched hand and nodded at the woman beside her. "I will see you later, Azreal."
The woman nodded. "You will." Then turned and walked into the crowd.
Elle's hand slid into his and Arian pulled her gently onto the dance floor. They twirled and spun and fo
Mias and ElleCh15:TravlingHe packed his things slowly, taking time to fold each article of clothing as if it could somehow stall his trip.Mias and ElleCh15:Travling3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Mias ran a hand across his face and sighed, his heart was aching, mind still foggy yet racing. The kingdom of Sarian? How long had it been since he had been banished? How long since he had seen the inner walls of his child hood?
He shook his head and closed his bag of clothes, throwing it over his shoulder, and making his way out of the master bedroom and down the staircase.
He knew he should be in a state of panic. His father alive? Impossible, and yet there on that invitation was proof. Perhaps it was the universes way of letting him right his wrong.
The sword sheathed and hanging off his belt comforted him in his thoughts. Perhaps it was the universes way of telling him that he must again try to kill the king, maybe saving what was left of Sarian.
He got to the front doors and opened one, ready to take his leave on his steed when he was met with the most glori
Elle and Mias: Chapter 22"What is taking that woman?" Mias wondered out loud as he approached the window in the parlor and looked out over his property.Elle and Mias: Chapter 223 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Abernos, who had finally removed his panties from his antlers and put them on to cover himself, was hungrily devouring a plate of food the housekeeping spell had just delivered. He glanced over at Mias, chewing his mouthful of food loudly, "Maybe she's bonding with the horses?"
Mias was skeptical about that possibility. A sense of dread was beginning to squeeze his chest, but what perplexed him was the lack of reason behind the sensation. His senses didn't perceive anything unusual nor had anything crossed into the magical field that surrounded the perimeter of his land, but still the weight over his heart only grew heavier the longer Elle made him wait for her return.
"If you're so worried, why don't you go check on her?" Abernos asked.
Because Elle would surely complain about him being paranoid she would run off again, Mias thought. He wanted to stray away f
Mias and ElleCh8: A Devil In Disguise"Ready, Elle?" He called from the living room. She sighed, looking in the tall mirror before her at the pendant at her neck it was beautiful and for some reason she didn't want to take it off. The very thought of it made her queasy. She sighed while patting down her braid and straightening her maroon colored blouse. Her black skirt and boots were brand new and bought for her by Arian. Turning, she opened the door, and trotted down the hall, coming to a stop before him. "Ready." She nodded. They walked out the door, Arian going first, Elle following. The breeze was crisp and felt nice against her face, it made her want to go for a run but she decided against it as she and Arian were going to town.Mias and ElleCh8: A Devil In Disguise3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was only days ago that she had woken up not knowing where she was, or who she was. It had been terrifying, waking up without any memories. But Arian had been there, arms open and waiting to help her. He told her her name was Elle, and that he was her brother. Apparently she had f
Elle and Mias: Chapter 5Elle was amazed how fast her legs were still willing to carry her. Her lungs once again were on fire as she ran without controlling her breathing. She ran in a nearly straight line, every once in a while having to weave around a tree or jump over a bush. She contemplated stopping and hiding, knowing very well Mias would catch her if the brothers were unsuccessful in detouring him. For as much faith as she placed in them, she wasn't about to underestimate Mias' abilities.Elle and Mias: Chapter 54 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She slowed her pace as she scoured the trees for one that looked easy enough to climb and hide herself in. She was grateful the clothes Abernos had given her blended in well with the foliage. She finally spied a tree with a low lying branch and she latched onto it, walking her legs up the trunk until she could wrap them over another branch and pull herself up. She climbed up a few yards, enough to be out of sight, but enough to keep in sight what was on the forest floor.
She didn't need to wait long to hear the thunder
Elle and Mias: Chapter 29An aura of intense emotion hung over Mias' manor when Abernos and Berenos arrived. The sorcerer had sequestered himself in the library for the time being with strict orders not to bother him. No one had the nerve to argue with him.Elle and Mias: Chapter 293 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Great lord of the forest all his brothers ?" Abernos shook his head in disbelief as Elle and Leadbury briefed them on the most recent development.
"You're sure Elias did it?" Berenos asked.
"I don't know," Elle said quietly. "But Mias looked like he'd been run through himself No one but Elias would do such a thing "
"But But why?!" Abernos asked, on the verge of tears himself. The Stag's ability to empathize was proof of his good heart.
"It's not unheard of in the Dormaeus Family," Berenos said solemnly. "For generations, it's how they've settled inheritance and other disputes."
"It's senseless bloodshed Even if they are Dormaeus " Abernos sniffled. "I never heard anything about the 8 younger brothers, but the fa
Elle and Mias: Chapter 11The halls of Mias' manor glistened as rays of sunlight shown in through the windows. The trail of blood that lead up to his room and been scrubbed away, including the stains on the carpet as well. Everyone's dirty clothes had been picked up from the floor, washed, and each placed near their respective owners, excluding Mias because Elle and the stag brothers both felt they had all done enough for the evening.Elle and Mias: Chapter 113 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Abernos and Elle were curled up in an arm chair together near Mias' bedside. Elle had changed into a light blue nightgown she found at the bottom of her trunk after the two had washed up. They tried to take shifts monitoring Mias, but sleep proved too tempting to resist, especially when the two found the other very comfortable to rest against.
Elle groaned slightly and yawned before she opened her eyes. Abernos was still fast asleep and snoring lightly, with his arms wrapped snugly around her waist. Elle smiled and kissed his cheek, causing the young stag to smile in his sleep and
Elle and Mias: Chapter 10Elle was trembling as she watched the scene before her unfurl. She had no idea what to do. She believed Mias deserved a good wallop and a stint in prison, but not death. The uncharacteristic expression of pain and torment didn't suit the dark featured man at all.Elle and Mias: Chapter 104 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Oh God, please stop this," she said in a whisper. Mias' death would mean she'd be trapped in this world for the rest of her life. Even if she ran away, she could cling to the hope that she might one day see the streets of her home town again and the faces of her family. If he died, so did her hope.
"The title of head of the family is mine Mathias!" Elias declared as he raised his dagger.
Mias glared at him, refusing to bow his head in acceptance to this fate. He refused to be murdered in such an ugly manner. But what could he do? His entire right side was paralyzed and his left wasn't feeling much better. He could barely move or summon the strength to cast a spell. He was losing blood too quickly to think clearly. For the fir
Elle and Mias: Chapter 6Elle awoke just before dawn. She had rolled onto her stomach in the night and had her limbs sprawled every which way on the bed. With Mias provided more than adequate warmth, the covers were pushed to the edge of the bed. Yet Elle now felt strangely cold. She tilted her head up and noticed her smock was on the floor with the rest of the clothes Abernos had given her. She then glanced at Mias who had his head nestled against the arch of her back.Elle and Mias: Chapter 64 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Filthy bastard," she said in a rough voice. Her throat and chest still ached, but at least her fever was gone.
She cautiously pulled herself out of bed, not wanting to wake Mias. His head dropped onto the mattress and thankfully didn't disturb him. Heaving a silent sigh of relief, Elle swung her legs over the bed and yawned. She rubbed her eyes and scratched her hair while she looked down at the floor. She noticed Mias' trousers had also mysteriously appeared on the floor.
Elle glared back at him, willing her anger to give him nightmares. He t
Elle and Mias: Chapter 12"Lord Elias, I must insist that you cease this," Duncan said while watching his master practice his knife handling techniques on a most unfortunate tree. "Your wound may reopen "Elle and Mias: Chapter 123 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Elias paid no attention to Duncan's warnings. He whittled away at the tree trunk until the boughs couldn't take it anymore. The trunk snapped and fell to the ground, defeated. Elias grinned while panting heavily, the bandages wrapped around his abdomen slowly turning red across his gut. He grit his teeth in pain and fell over, holding his injured stomach.
"Lord Elias," Duncan knelt at his side and moved Elias' hands to tend to him. "Please sir, there's no need to force yourself."
"He's not dead! I can feel it! I failed to kill that bastard!" Elias panted as his dark eyes stared into the deep abyss of Duncan's. "I won't rest until I've burnt and pissed on his corpse!"
"Yes sir, but if I may speak honestly, you have no hope of killing him if you're half dead yourself."
"Don't mock me you blood sucker!"