Where Is My MindKenny had showed up the funeral. He did not know why, but he did. He had wandered in, no black suit or anything. Rather than being formal, he was embarrassingly underdressed. He found no shame in the stares he gathered as his bright orange image caught the eye of some of the people who noticed his hiding place in the back of the church. It did not help he was sucking on the end of a cigarette, waiting to light it until the service was over and done with. He did it absentmindedly, as if he was not really there in the corner.
Craig Tucker. He would have chuckled at the name if not for the bitter taste that accompanied it. Craig had skipped out on him years ago. Ten years to be exact. Kenny had asked him to choose between him or the acceptance of his father, and the noirette had chose neithre. Kenny had hoped for at least a phonecall, something to tell him that "it's over," but Craig had not told him anything. He had just left.
Then Kenny's life went haywire. For a while, he could not con
And the Angels SangThere had been a big tree hidden in a forest of a bunch of big trees. The only thing that made this one any different was the giant knothole a little above the center, and the fact it was the lone one in a clearing. From that clearing and that tree, when you looked up you could see the stars.And the Angels Sang3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Craig had cried when they cut it down. Not for the tree, but the memories that went down with it. It had stood in memory of innocent love that had fallen-crashed like autumn leaves before a quick winter snow. It had stood for baby-blue skies that sparkled like stars from their place encased in a smiling pale face and hidden beneath the fringe of honey-blond hair (honey sweet, honey colour), and all the nights that were day when he stared straight into those eyes and lost himself just for one second.
The laughing and the effortless smiling that mixed with the tears and the silence. There had been conversations that spilt long into the night that would become early dawn or late evening. There had be
Shounen Onmyouji Book 10 Ch2:1Chapter II: The lingering isolation.Shounen Onmyouji Book 10 Ch2:14 years ago in Drama More Like This
The arrival of spring brought cool ocean winds that rippled across the the waves.
"Good bye big brother !! " Mizu waved vigiorously as he and Musoru watched their departure. It was not until the young boys had become mere shapes in the distance that Masahiro finally turned his head to focus on the path ahead.
"So we're going...?"
"Yes, we'll set out tomorrow or the day after. "
"Did you tell the children ?" Taiin asked as she materialized beside Masahiro.
"Ah, yes.... I told them yesterday. They were sad, but I told them that we had family waiting, so there was no arguing it."
He turned to the small white form, silently curled in the corner.
"Come on Mokkun, we're leaving."
In the corner, the ears of the small white animal twitched, before the snowy white body rose from the ground. The creature blinked at the boy before it simply nodded and followed with quick nimble steps. (Translator's note: I omitted a long detailed
Creek - Cinnamon and PeppermintThe strong scents of cinnamon and peppermint hit my nose as soon as I enter the Tweak residence. Warm air begins to defrost my nose and fingers. Quickly I shut the door behind me to keep out any more cold. I give my snow boots an extra rubbing on the mat inside the door before slipping them off to pad across the carpet in my stocking feet. Inside the house its dimly lit but warm and inviting. Tweek always insists on keeping only the Christmas lights on and candles lit during December.Creek - Cinnamon and Peppermint3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
As I enter the kitchen I see that its the best lit room in the house. Multicolored strings of lights circle the ceiling, line the walls, and frame the window. A festive candy cane is hanging on the wall adding its red and white glow. The table is covered in candles, as is the island bar in the middle of the kitchen. In one corner is a miniature Christmas tree done up in full garb. At the center of it all is Tweek, wearing a glittery red and white striped scarf that sparkles every time he moves.
Shounen Onmyouji Book 9 Ch8:5Shounen Onmyouji Book 9 Ch8:55 years ago in Drama More Like This
Taiin began to grow frantic at Masahiro's lack of response. She gripped his shoulders and shook him, crying his name, her voice edged with desperate panic.
"MASAHIRO!!! PLEASE!! ANSWER ME!! MASAHIRO!!"
Briefly, the thought crossed her mind that she should slap or punch him....perhaps it will help. But she remembered that grand rule that Shinshou cannot lay harm on humans and stopped short.
....But perhaps the pain will awaken him.....
Who cared about rules and taboos at a time like this? Panicked she deliberated, Rikugou was far off, and she..... she was the only one here...... she had been responsible for his safety.......but now.......
Taiin looked around in panic, she shook Masahiro again and watched in horror as his head flopped loosely to the side.
A sense of nausea washed over her
Rules be damned... she couldn't lose him now.......
Taiin drew her hand back......................and then dropped it with a gasp, as she felt a sudden presen
Shounen Onmyouji Book 9 Ch11:1Gou Ookami shook himself and took and unsteady step forward on useless paws. His long black fur was gone. In its place, charred skin peeled away in strips, revealing raw red flesh. The illusion he had cast at the last minute had sapped away all his strength, but he had managed to escaped with his life. Somehow.Shounen Onmyouji Book 9 Ch11:15 years ago in Drama More Like This
Once out of the fray he had run hell for leather for the opposite shore, with nary a stray glance at the catastrophe behind him.
Now, miles away on a distant shore, his steps slowed as he sighed in relief.
His wounds were grievous, but with time, care, and nurturing, he would heal. At least he was alive.
All he had to do was to find a place to rest, a safe shelter, perhaps a crevice in some cliff....... or a den.....or a....
"That wont be possible, unfortunately...." Behind him as if reading his mind, a strange voice cut short his thoughts.
Gou Ookami instantly tensed, his heart skipped a beat as his breath hitched in his throat. Then, slowly and warily, he looked up
Shounen Onmyouji Book 10 Ch2:3Presently, the steps grew closer and an old man, clad in simple, but fine silken robes appeared before them.Shounen Onmyouji Book 10 Ch2:34 years ago in Drama More Like This
He smiled as he saw them, a bitter troubled smile.
"Ah..I was wondering about all the noise, so it's you guys, I see. "
At the arrival of the master of the manor, the small spirits ceased their clamoring and each stood politely at the wall, greeting Seimei with puffed out chests and refined posturing.
"Hello Lord Seimei! "
"You look as young as ever!"
"You should come visit us something."
Seimei signed at the gathered spirits before taking a seat next to Akiko.
"Lady Akiko, you look a bit pale, what have they said to you?"
Seimei cast his gaze to the two fidgeting mononoke, before settling his questioning gaze on Suzaku and Tenitsu.
A moment of tense hesitation passed before Suzaku nervously cleared his throat and quietly answered.
"They were merely passing on a message. They had informed us that Lady Shouko at the Palace has fallen very ill, and her palace induction ceremony ha
Shounen Onmyouji Book 9 Ch9:2Within Masahiro, the white flame flickered, burning higher and brighter with every breath. It chipped away at the darkness, each brillant white tounge of flame gaining a little ground until it grew to fill the dark space.Shounen Onmyouji Book 9 Ch9:25 years ago in Drama More Like This
Without warning, his vision seemed to as sensation slipped away. An insulating curtain of fog settled between him and the world and slowly it settled to cover him in its silence. Somewhere, far away.... people were speaking..... but he was far away, drifting down into a silent sea as snippets and pieces of conversation drifted down from the surface disintegrating as they sank.
"... afflicted victims ......sacrifices........ nourishment for the leader of the creatures.......... pain and madness."
He felt hot, feverish.....but that's okay. The water would cool him, welcome him.... take it all away.......
"found drowned..... thus.....he....ir.....ey.......o...ght.......s.........."
Somewhere, high above, they had been complete ideas, but the words were nearly nothing now
Calaverita para GeraldineCalaverita para Geraldine4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
El día de muertos llegó
tambien Geraldine su cumpleaños festejó
sin sospechar que la calaca
planearia llevarla al panteón
y por fin de su alma hacerse hoy
La calaca se le presentó
mostrando sus enormes dientes le sonrió
una mano le extendió
y la invito a un fiestón
-Solo por hoy
de viaje te llevare
México podras ver
de fiesta en fiesta una gran alegria tendras
el día de muertos con tus mismos ojos veras
Sospechando de la tramposa
acepto su invitación
con solo una condición
que se dejara retratar
-En un dibujo
La huesuda emocionada
un poco desesperada
el dia de muertos terminaba
tenia que apresurarse, pensaba
Muy catrina se sentó
su mejor pose le mostró
Geraldine sus lapices sacó
y muy profesional comenzó
EL retrató sería el mejor
ella le comento
precisión al detalle
esa era la clave
Unos cuantos bocetos comenzó
a lapiz trazó
con colores sombras le
Shounen Onmyouji Book 9 Ch10Kouchin's eyes snapped wide as the searing blades of flame around Touda's form stilled, dying to a whisper around him. Water rushed into the space as they retreated, no longer seared into steam by the flames that burned brightly even under water. Freezing sea water poured forth, to clash and mingle against the boiling water. Kouchin found herself carried away on the turblant water that rushed through the place they had stood merely seconds ago. She looked around the wildly churning water. Touda was nowhere to be seen, but she could feel his aura, as it seemed to drift further and further away, carried by the waves.Shounen Onmyouji Book 9 Ch105 years ago in Drama More Like This
Kouchin took a moment to focus before gathering her strength and pressing her forth, spreading her aura outward so that momentarily the water calmed.
She couldn't hold it for long, but it was enough, as she reached forth and caught his hand in her own.
He loved the colors of the twilight. It always had the power to dra