FriendFinally I can seeFriend3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Really see your heart
It is so big and beautiful
Even with all your defects
No one can replace you
Don't ever change
Chapter 1-DerynDeryn couldn't believe what shed said to him. How could I have been so stupid!, she thought, storming into her cabin and slamming the door. He hand seemed to act of its own accord as it rammed into the wall, crunching the wood beneath it.Chapter 1-Deryn4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Fool! I'm a bloody fool!" she yelled, stomping over to her bed and throwing herself on it, burying her face under her pillow. There she sobed for a good twenty minutes, unable to help herself.
She hadn't ment to be so rude. She was jsut fed up with Alek tryign to pry things out of her. She couldn't tell him her secret, even though it was tearing her up inside to keep it from him. It was only fair that he knew, seeing as he had told her jsut abotu everything. But if he knew she wasn't a boy....she was sure he'd flip over the moon and never speak to her again.
When she'd finally had her fill of girly nonsense, she changed into her work clothes and ran up onto the ships topside, pushing every single thought of the prince ot hte back of her he
Bring Him HomeDeryn slumped down into the weathered chair, defeated. Her filthy midshipman uniform clung to her body with sweat, taking some distraction from the hot embarrassment she felt flooding through her veins at the moment.Bring Him Home4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"And I don't ever-" her mother's voice screeched with fury, her plump face turning a ruddy color with anger to match her daughter's.
"Ma, this is my passion! Ever since Da died- " Deryn sputtered out.
"No. Don't you say a word, young lady. Passion has nothing to do with it! A young woman such as yourself doesn't go hop on some warship and come back like like this!" Mrs. Sharp vigorously waved her flour-stained palms in Deryn's direction, and Deryn could do nothing but hang her head in shame.
Another set of eyes had been watching this scene, taking in the childish bickering. The brunette knew better than to get between a mother and her offspring, so he forced himself not to make a sound and drew himself to the farthest corner of the table.
"Why can't you just ac
One Last GoodbyeWriting one last letter, saying one last good-bye,One Last Goodbye9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My blood falling to the floor, as if coming from the sky.
"You told me that you love me, but we could never be,
I cannot live without you, so I'm doing this you see."
"If we cannot be together, then I don't want to live,
I've got nothing left at all, nothing left to give."
I close the envelope softly, seal it wish a kiss,
Turn to look the other way, and wait for my dismiss.
The Inescapable Truth - Chapter 3 (Twilestia)The Inescapable Truth - Chapter 3 (Twilestia)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Can you keep a secret?"
Twilight was lying in her bed wide awake, staring at the ceiling. The sunlight was creeping into the room behind the thick blue curtains; the light filtering through casted faint shadows on the walls. The mare was going over yesterday's lesson in her head. Instead of ending awkwardly like the one earlier this week, it had just been awkward in general. The lengthy discussions she and the Princess usually had about the books had been diminished into a few words and there had been no "ideas" from Princess Celestia. At least this time Twilight had been prepared for it, though the way she prepared for something like this meant that there was rarely much more she could learn. Luckily studying was something Twilight greatly enjoyed. She also got to spend time with the Princess - something she enjoyed even more, lately more than ever. But no matter how much she loved all this, she hadn't been able to shake the nagging feeling that s
Leviathan: SketchesLeviathan: Sketches5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Leviathan: A picture for a prince
Just a small intro. Deryn/Dylan Sharp and Prince Alecksander Ferdinand are on board the leviathan heading towards the Ottoman Empire. A surprise request from Aleck gets Deryn/ Dylan to realize her true feelings for him. Rated pg-13 for later chapters.
(I might go to four chapters at most, also keep in mind there is a change of point of view and that the book just came out in October. This fanfic is a test run for future fanfics later on)
Alek walked along the great air ship that was the Leviathan. His now rubber soles clanked against the metal walkways of the ships spine. The whole crew seemed to be a little on edge whenever he and his men walked about with their "highly flammable" shoes. Until finally to put them all at ease they borrowed some rubber shoes that were necessary if you were to walk along the great ship.
After receiving the shoes Alek decided to head to the backside of the creature or "dorsal" as he learned later it
Chapter 10 "Monotony"The port was bustling, people of all ages were filling the walkways, there was barely room to breathe. Alek grasped his satches tight to his chest, ushering Deryn towards one of the farthest docks. Children ran underfoot, nearly sending him to the ground twice. But he didn't stop to complain, if they didn't hurry they would miss their boat.Chapter 10 "Monotony"4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
At long last they made it, just as passengers were boarding. It was a large vessel, probably larger than the Leviathan, length-wise. They hurried up the ramps, handed their tickets over, and boarded.
Alek and Deryn contained themselves to their cabin for most of the trip, not wanting to get noticed in case someone had a keen eye. The trip was scheduled to be three weeks, so they had plenty of time to plan their next move.
"I can't wait to get off this barking ship" Deryn complained, only three days in. "The water is not the most entertaining way to travel. At least on the Leviathan I had things to do besides sit on my bum in a room all da
Cold as Stone 4Deryn sat bolt upright in the dismal hospital bed. She looked around. The nurse was nowhere to be seen. Setting her ice pack on the table beside her, she slid off the bed and crept to the door.Cold as Stone 44 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She swore she just heard a gun shot. The sound was unmistakeable. Deryn slowly opened the door and peered both ways. The hall was deathly silent and dark. Her feet made little sound as she padded shoeless down the hall and in the direction she thought she'd heard them go an hour ago.
Deryn encountered no one as she glided along, keeping ot the shadows. Blisters, this place is confusing, she thought ot herself as she rounded a corner. It seemed there was no end to the twisting corridors. Portraits stared down at her, as if tracking her every move. She shuddered. The sooner they were out of this place the better.
But what would happen after this? The Leviathan was dead, she had no money to return home. She was stranded somewhere far from home with the archduke of Austria-Hungary.
Deryn shrugged aw
Chapter 12 "Memories"Trees were not very comfortable.Chapter 12 "Memories"4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Alek tried to sleep, but perching precariously on a branch about fifteen feet in the ari was not the best idea he'd had. No one ame into hte park that night, and they weould have been find sleeping on the ground. But Deryn was snoring away on his lap, and he didn;t dare disturb her.
After a few failed attempts, Alek gave up on counting sheep, and counted the stars instead. He hadn't been in Austria in so long, and now that he was back, he felt a strange kind of peace. He was home.
The sky was outrageously beautiful, the stars glittering against their black backdrop. There was a faint glow on the horizion from the city, but it didn't disrupt the gorgeous view. He played with Deryn's hair, watching her sleep. She looked so peaceful. His heart leapt when he touched her skin, her face completely blocking out any pretty night sky. She was beautiful, her features strong and sharp. He chuckled. Her name fit her so well.
He eventually was able to rest, his eyes
New Bodies, New Everything (Prolouge)New Bodies, New Everything (Prolouge)3 years ago in Settings More Like This
My first official story here on DA! Hope you all like it!
Twilight was in the library, working as usual. She was working on a spell that was supposed to help pegasi with broken wings fly or unicorns that had briefly lost their magic preform it.
Twilight thought she was alone, but obviously, she was not.
"Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii!" exclaimed Pinkie Pie as she and Rainbow Dash jumped out from under Twilight's table.
"Ahhhhhhhh!" Twilight yelled when Pinkie knocked her over.
"Oh, sorry Twilight," said Pinkie, when she realized why Twilight was lying on the floor, dizzy-eyed.
"Uh, Twi, you ok?" Rainbow Dash said, also seeing Twilight on the floor.
"Yes, I'm fine," said Twilight, getting up from the floor. "Why are you two here anyway?"
"No important reason," said Dash. "Just wanted to see what you were doing."
"So you decided to ask me but hiding under my table and scaring me? For pony's sake, I a
"Best Friend"You left me here,"Best Friend"9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
alone in the cold.
I can almost see the wind blow.
It brings back memories,
memories of you.
The way you used to smile,
you know, back we were two.
three musketeers minus one, "best friends".
The warth of your hug,
and those silly jokes you told,
while trying to cheer me up, force one smile out of me.
I opened up to you, telling you everything.
& now thinking back I realize...
you told me nothing.
Nothing worth knowing, anyway.
Whatever happened? Did you just get bored?
I'm not always cheery, not always interesting,
but I thought best friends was more than that.
Maybe I was too eager,
eager to believe I finally had someone,
some to call my best friend.
you were the closest to it,
almost the closest I'd ever had.
now you're just every other "friend" in the hallway.
Riddle MeI come from nothing and I ask for something.Riddle Me4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
No one has ever seen me,
Yet no one does not know me.
I am lighter than a grain of sand,
Yet men have collapsed under my weight.
I have ended more lives than any war,
Yet I never fail to warn my victims.
I ask for only one thing.
What am I?
Deryn's confessionsDeryn's confessions3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I love him
but I can never be with him
The simplicity of being a boy
has cost me paradise
The physical world goes on
half enjoyment, half yackum
but on the inside
I long for him
To kiss him
to gaze into his captivating emerald eyes
to feel that crackle against my skin when he hugs me
to have him be mine
But he will never be mine
He thinks I am a boy
thinks I am just a friend
Thinks I am barking MR. Sharp
I am in deep, deep love with sir Aleksandar Ferdinand of Hapsberg
But he will never love me back.
Glazes Part 3Glazes Part 3Glazes Part 33 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Glaze Recipes Part 3
Sharing a few formula's I use
all glazes are ^6 electric/oxidation
Potash Feldspar 33
China Clay 15
Zinc Oxide 3
Untitledwhen the wind starts to whistle its ode to the treesUntitled1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and the moonbeams start dancing to the song of their leaves
be it forests or gardens on nights such as these
the wee folk are waking and magic they’ll weave.
~ traditional Picsee poem
Chapter 13 "Old Friends"Alek slept like a baby, the comfort of his matress enveloping him in the best sleep he had gotten in a month. He didn't even dream, just slept peacefully. Deryn was huddled in his arms all night, most likely fearing Volger would walk in at any moment.Chapter 13 "Old Friends"4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He got a long rest, and awoke at the first signs of life in the castle. Alek heard a few servants walking around the hallways, most likely geting ready to make breakfast. He nudged Deryn awake and they got up quickly.
"How'd you sleep, love?" Alek asked Deryn, wrapping his arms around her waist. She leaned into him, holding his hands in hers. Her soft touch sent a shock through his body.
She shrugged. "Alright, I suppose. Scared the clart right out of me, sleeping here with Volger so near. But a proper bed was lovely. I can't believe this was your home all your life. Barking princes." Alek laughed at her, kissing her ear.
He untangled himself form her and went over to the door, pressing his ear against it. He heard nothing so he unlocked
Glazes Part 1Glaze Recipes Part 1Glazes Part 14 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Sharing a few formula's I use
all glazes are ^6 electric/oxidation
Shiny Red got this one from dA- sorry, forget who had it
21 Laguna Borate
16 Nepheline Syenite
5 Tin Oxide
0.15 Chrome Oxide
Pete Pinnel;s Weathered Blue
1 Lithium Carbide
20 Strontium Carbonate
60 Nepheline Syenite
10 OM-4 Ball Clay
1 cobalt chloride
3 copper carbonate
25.3 Potash Feldspar
20.0 Gerstley Borate
22.0 Nepheline Syenite
1.8 Red Iron Oxide
2.8 Light Rutile
3.5 Copper Carbonate
Cold as Stone 2Volger advanced into the cell, his boots making loud clacks agains the stony floor. He got within an arms reach of Alek, who was standing over Deryn protectively.Cold as Stone 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"What is the meaning of this, Volger?" Alek spat, staring loathingly at Volger. The man smiled, his arms crossing over his chest. "Where are we?"
"Why, your in Austria, my boy. Home, at last. Couldn't have gotten here either without the help of our German friends."
Alek felt his face grow red. He had been right all those months ago on then night his parents died. Volger had been planning to hand him over all along. "So, instead of giving up sooner, you hand me over now? I should have known I couldn't trust you."
Volger chuckled. "Believe me, boy, this is not what you think. Although I do like seeing you in this disgusting cell. It is quite amusing."
Alek's hands were shaking with rage. "You betrayed my father! You lowly treasonous bastard!" with that he lunged foward, knocking Volger upside the head with his cuff.
RemoverRemover2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She decided a young woman like her had no business being imperfect. Impurities had to be expelled from her life, no matter the cost. An universal remover promised to be her savior. It lived up to its commercials, doing away with the stains that disgraced her floor and some of the walls.
Would domestic hygiene free her from being flawed? Doubtful. This product guaranteed to exterminate any kind of filth. Could it go beyond the material things? She rubbed the substance on her forehead, and conjured as many negative thoughts as possible. They were recalled, only to vanish from memory a second after.
Satisfied? Not quite. Even the good recollections had portions of impurity here and there. She wouldn't allow that, and began rubbing with furious abandon. There could not be a single mistake, not a lone wound, every hint of imperfection had to disappear ...
Her neighbor would make a visit later. No one answered the door.
I Like To Play With SkinI Like To Play With Skin:I Like To Play With Skin2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My dear friends and watch,
As the feeling of life itself
Crumbles beneath each ounce of pain.
Needles slowly piercing into the body,
Paralyzing nerves and expressions.
A mask of pure horror; living terror,
Kept alive on the barest limit of the border.
Such tempting features,
Leave me eager to slip a knife beneath flesh.
Ripping soft layers of epidermal mache,
Tanned and dried, woven slowly into a loving mask.
And with my latest acquisition complete,
Only twenty spaces remain...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 28th April 2013