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 Elle 2 ch.4: Into The InfernoI look off the deck of the ship, towards the shore to the east of where we are heading. Smoke rises above the earth like an angry dragon, foul and beastly. I turn; ready to run to grab Elias's attention but it seems one of his crewmen beats me to it.Mias and Elle 2 ch.4: Into The Inferno3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Aye! There be a blaze on the horizon, Captain!" He calls down from the crow's nest.
Elias, who was talking in a hushed tone to one of his more trusted crewmembers looks up, his eyes falling on the burning distance.
"Set a direct course." He orders.
The crewman at the wheel looks at him as if he were insane.
"But, sir! It looks bad! We really shouldn't concern ourselves with a-"
"SILENCE!" Elias barks. "I WANT TO BE THERE WITHIN THE HOUR!"
The crewmen scramble to head his command. I look back at the land and can only remember who lives there. Elias's brother, Mias and my friend...Elle at least...I can assume she is, seeing as how she seemed to take a liking to me from the first moments of our meeting, even though I slept with Mia
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 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
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 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
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 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 ElleCh6: Bringing her Back Smiling lightly Mias brushed a piece of golden hair away from her face, tears flowing freely down his face, he allowed himself to cry for her, for himself, for them. Knowing that this was the only way, but hating it just the same. He wiped the tears away quickly, hearing footsteps coming down the hall way. After knocking Arian opened the door. "Ready Mias?" Mias shook his head, touching her cheek with his hand.Mias and ElleCh6: Bringing her Back3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"No I'll never be ready Arian. Not in a million years." Mias told him without looking back. Arian came over, putting a hand on Mias's shoulder. "I am sorry, old friend. But if you wish her to live then it must be done. Besides, you charmed her once, you can do it again." Mias closed his eyes, answering quietly. "Yes I suppose I can, but that doesn't make this hurt any less."
Yes, it caused him agony to his core. To think that if he healed her, closed the lacerations in her brain, take away the shards of the bullet that would kill her in a day, it would awaken her, bu
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 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 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
Mias and ElleCh7: Ghosts From The PastSun poured in from the window next to the bed, lighting the little room. The rays fell across her eyes forcing them open. "ugh." She groaned, sitting up. Her vision swimming, her shoulder on fire. "What the hell?" She muttered, swinging her feet to the floor. She stood, stumbling a little as the world spun. When it stopped she looked around, it was only when a breeze rolled in through the open window that she noticed she was wearing nothing but a bandage covering her chest that also wrapped around her right shoulder, and she also wore her underwear. "What the hell?" she said a bit louder, taking the bed sheet and wrapping it around herself.Mias and ElleCh7: Ghosts From The Past3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She walked to the other side of the room, two doors on either side of it. She chose the right, opening the door she sighed in relief when she saw that it was just a bathroom. She'd use the other door later and go wherever it took her, right now she needed a bath.
She sunk into the water filled bath with the bandage still on and laid her head back. "
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
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
Mias and ElleCh16: Coming HomeElias's boots hit sand and he hitched the rope farther up onto his shoulder and started up the beach. "Stay here. I want no one to leave this ship until I return." He called back to the men onboard. They nodded, glad to rest from days of travel. Having gotten there ahead of schedule, Elias had developed a quick plan that he alone would take on then be back in time to walk into the front doors of the castle like he had done nothing wrong.Mias and ElleCh16: Coming Home3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
They had come ashore behind the north walls, directly behind the kingdom and under the castle upon the cliff. Which was perfect for what Elias had in mind. They would not see him coming. He walked to the base of the cliff, pulling out a hook on a long rope. He threw it to the highest handhold he could and climbed up, taking the hook and repeating the process.
Breathing hard, he sat on the next large handhold, looking over the edge at the beach below, a fall this high would surely kill him. But he had no intention of falling. Sweat beaded on his forehea
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 Ellech.22: Racing Against TimeWith each crack of the whip a new wound was opened, blood stained the stone floor as if morbid rain had fallen. His body hung limp from the chains that he was bound so hopelessly with. Arian's eyes widened as he heard the air around him whoosh with the descending of the man's arm. He screamed as another one of many wounds was torn open on his back. Rivers raced down his chest, a mix of tears, sweat and blood.Mias and Ellech.22: Racing Against Time3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Oi! How come you're not out, eh?" The man's voice was frustrated yet laced with joy.
It sickened Arian to his very core. He had long since stopped trying to reason with the man, as it seemed he had no morals, nor feelings. As the whip came down again the man spoke again.
"Why ain't ye down yet boy?"
Arian hissed as high speed leather met his flesh and it ripped another cut open.
"Because." He gritted out through clenched teeth. "Because I'm stronger than that, because I know I've got to stay awake and alive to save my friends."
The man laughed coldly. "Yer friends are
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 ElleCh12: Beneath The AngerHer anger was uncontrollable, her throat burned and her lips felt tainted while satisfied at the same time. She felt her tattoos pulse like a heartbeat as they often did when she was angered. She could sink it. The ship they were on that was a ways out to see. She could sink it and be done with it all. Though as much as she wanted to ram her fist straight through his goddamn chest and rip his heart out, then squeeze it empty of his life's blood until he died looking up at her in agony, she knew she couldn't. Where she to harm her master her tattoos would punish her. The ancient symbols would poison her blood, tainting it and kill her in a matter of hours. This was the only way to kill her. And despite her centuries of knowing this and making sure she obeyed each master that summoned her, it was still the only thing that she, Azreal, the angel of death, all powerful immortal demon, was truly afraid of.Mias and ElleCh12: Beneath The Anger3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The thought of dying, of ceasing to exist, all those years, wounds, blood
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
Mias and ElleCh18: Together again.With a sigh Elias stood from the bed and went to wash. When he returned he dressed in a suit of dark cloth and stared at himself in the mirror. As always the scars were right there, staring back at him, mocking him. Azreal had said that she could take them away for a time but he had changed his mind at the last moment. Perhaps he could live with his scars if his brother did not.Mias and ElleCh18: Together again.3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He turned away from the mirror and left the room. Walking deliberately slow to mentally prepare himself for what it would be like to see his father again. He took slow, even breaths and tried to calm his mind as thoughts raced through it. He wandered down the hallway only looking up when he noticed where he was. Elias could recognize the door he stood by as if it were his own shadow. He reached out slowly and tried the knob.
It was locked and Elias realized his fingers were shaking as he turned the knob all the way until it clicked open. The room was dark. It smelled old, but other than that it was untouched. Y
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