Vampire Chronicles - A Hard and Bitter PeaceRating: Not RatedVampire Chronicles - A Hard and Bitter Peace2 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Fandom: Vampire Chronicles - Anne Rice
Characters: Louis de Pointe du Lac, Brian Callahan(OC),Lestat de Lioncourt, David Talbot
Additional Tags: Angst
Words:624 Chapters: One Shot
Title: A Hard and Bitter Peace
I placed the phone in its cradle carefully, as though handling a bomb. I stood looking at it for a space of minutes, wondering at the crushing feeling of relief overlaid with pain so great that I could not draw breath, could not, in fact, move a muscle.
He was alive. Lestat was alive, though horribly burned, horribly weakened.
This is what David Talbot told me, speaking in a subdued, respectful voice from his home far away from this seething frenetic city perched on the southern rim of North America. Alive, though he had faced the sun, not once, but twice in a desert on the other side of the world.
I'd known this somehow, after the original shock of understanding what he'd gone off to do while I slept the sleep of the dead. The first shock came d
This little light of mineThis little light of mine1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
This little light of mine
A little child dress in white. Her hands close together with a little white rosary and prayer book walking down the church isle. she looks like a bride singing this little light of mine. let it shine and shine. she loves jesus with all her soul and believes in him. happiness say in her life to believe in love and god. memories in the child mind. the light. the light. the dark tunnel. i am not afraid. i feel free. there is a powerful by gentle light at the end of the tunnel. the light with a powerful voice said go back. it is not your time. this light is pure love no darkness in it. i woke up and cried. i didnot want to go back to this earth.i want to be with the light. i feel love and joy. my real home is with god. soul is stronger then the flesh. an adult 18 years old. my life is full of darkness and despair. i did not want to life. in deep sleep i heard the voice powerful that penetrates the soul.
get help. i love youget help. i love you2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Get help. I love you
My mom screaming red crosses all over the house . Mommy get help you are sick. I am not sick. said my mom God gave me a mission. L love you mommy please get help . she refuses. My mom was forced with two police officers arm and arm. why didnt you listen. I love you mom with all my soul.
My sister age sixteen lay at the hospital dying after taking unknown pills. Sister please tell me want you had taken. I love you so. Nearly dying she finally told. she had taken my mother psychotic pills to sleep for two months. She live thank god. why did not you listen to me you should have gotten help earlier. she refused.
My father has fallen countless times on the floor drunk. My father emotion assault on the family. My father dying of cancer spread from the liver. He is an alcoholic . Daddy get help but she refuses. He died young at 68.
My love of my life took coke to cope with stress. I love you. please get
Lestat x Louis 1888Lestat x Louis 1888Lestat x Louis 18882 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Louis sat in his green chair flicking through the pages of a very old novel called 'The String of Pearls', he stroked the page corners before turning them making sure not one page was creased, one thing Louis hated a lot, creased pages, and when the spine on a paperback book was broken, he had a feeling that it hurt the books.
Lestat was lying on the bed beside Louis on his back sucking blood in his mouth from a soda drinking hat, although he replaced the soda cans with blood bottles.
"Oh Louis, mortals come up with some genius inventions" he said drinking some more out of it
Louis hardly took any notice and just carried on reading. Lestat turned and crawled over to him and licked Louis's cheek just hoping to get a reaction out of him, Louis turned, success
"There was no need for that" he said
"There was every need for it Louis, just like this" He said licking the inside of Louis's ear
Louis winced a little and got up rubbing the feeling out of his ear and put his b
Vampire Chronicles - IntrusionRating: Not RatedVampire Chronicles - Intrusion2 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Characters: Lestat de Lioncourt, Louis de Pointe du Lac, Claudia (Vampire Chronicles)
We had just entered the Place D'Armes when I realized it had been some time since Claudia had spoken.
"You are quiet, ma petite." She walked beside me, her little hand absently enfolded in mine. "Is something amiss?" If she was upset, I could not imagine why for it had not been very long since we'd hunted and she had surpassed herself in the minutes leading up to the kill. Little kitten with the heart of a lion.
"Not with me, but something is bothering Louis."
"Something is always bothering Louis." I said with some heat. She stared up at me and I relented somewhat. "He has been more withdrawn of late. What of it?"
"I can't be sure because he is hiding it from me, but I can tell. I can almost see it sometimes."
Her words stung. I hated being left out of that particular intimacy and that she and Louis could share it
Vampire Chronicles Fiction - Festive"You aren't really going to wear that, are you?" Lestat's moue of dismayed horror told me all I needed to know.Vampire Chronicles Fiction - Festive2 years ago in Sketches More Like This
"You said 'casually festive', did you not?" I looked down at the sweater, pearl grey with a pair of reindeer rampant across the chest; the reindeer looked disconcertingly ferocious. It was truly execrable but far less so than many others I'd seen when I'd gone out looking for something to wear.
I wasn't aware that 'festive' meant 'terrifying'." Lestat said, frowning at the sweater. "I always thought you would look good in pretty much anything, but this is pushing it, Louis, it really is. Tell me this is a joke."
"It's a designer sweater, Lestat – a Merino wool blend. The saleswoman at Barney's insisted that only Phillip Lim could have designed reindeer as avant-garde"
"Avant-garde? It's dreadful!" he cried.
"Festive." I said firmly.
"It's clearly a woman's sweater." He said, grasping at straws.
"When did that ever matter? I could pull several dozen examples of not-strictly-ma
Vampire Chronicles - Pillow TalkFandom: Vampire Chronicles - Anne RiceVampire Chronicles - Pillow Talk2 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Relationship: Daniel Molloy/Nicolas de L'Enfant
Ttle: Pillow Talk
"Why are you even asking? His cruelty has surely not escaped your notice."
This blunt and very direct way of expression was something that Daniel appreciated. No games, no obfuscation---just truth. He found it unexpected in a contemporary of Lestat's; he had assumed that it was some kind of Old World thing, the labyrinthine manner of expression and relating. As a human such musings would not have entered his mind. He had been a vampire for a while now and he was still sometimes bemused at just how off the mark he'd been about so many things.
"Just curious" Daniel said, rolling to his side and looking at Nicolas, sprawled bonelessly across the middle of the bed, bloodied sheet bunched about his hips. "No one tells me anything of any use--it's all meaningless prose meant to dazzle. Not that there is truth in some of it, but
TLoK FanFiction: Chapter 5CHAPTER FIVE:TLoK FanFiction: Chapter 53 years ago in Drama More Like This
Korra slouched into the courtyard, yawning. She had a bending session with Tenzin today, but he wasn't there yet. Oh, well, she figured. Might as well just relax and wait for him to get here.
Stretching, she walked over to a large boulder before settling down on it. Her mind wandered and she found herself thinking about the numerous Chi Blocker attacks around the city. According to Chief Bei Fong, those attacks had almost TRIPLED since Korra had come to the city. She had actually made a request for Korra to "lay low," and stay out of the city for awhile, to see if that helped. Korra groaned. Some Avatar she was- she couldn't even stop rebellions happening right next door- right next city, actually.
Korra laid down flat on the boulder and stared at the sky. From habit, she started thinking about the time that Chi Blockers had captured her, Mako and Bolin . She'd been so worried about Bolin- if he was okay, where he was, how he was doing. She'd been so scared that she would
30 Days of Makorra - Day 2 - PatiencePatience was never her strong suit. When Korra first found out she was pregnant, she was ecstatic. It had taken more months than she had expected, and she was beginning to get frustrated. It didn't matter to her that Katara had told her many times when she was younger, that Pema had backed up all those words of wisdom, that it might take a few tries before succeeding. She wanted it to happen right away, and she couldn't understand why it wouldn't, even though she knew from her healing classes.30 Days of Makorra - Day 2 - Patience2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Her enthusiasm didn't last long, however.
When the morning sickness first kicked in, she was less than amused. The ginger tea kept the worst of it at bay, but she still spent her days feeling under the weather. It was just as well that Mako was used to cooking, because there was no way she would have been able to. She couldn't even be in the same room when food was on the stove, the smell made her stomach churn. It felt like forever until those days were over, and she entered what the healers cal
The Morning AfterA Makorra fanficThe Morning After2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Korra was in her bed, wide awake because of a nightmare again. She pulled her legs against her chest and looked at the sky thru the open window thinking how she would sleep without those nightmares then she had an idea, she jumped out of the bed and left her bedroom. She felt something strange in the runner, everything was in an extreme silence, and she thought if it was too late in the night so she went to the entrance slowly and quietly.
The boys' side was far away and she didn't know how to get there without being caught by a guard of the White Lotus Order but she needed to try, at least once. She looked around and saw her glider; the one she was learning how to fly earlier that day. She caught it and took off like Tenzin taught her, she shut her eyes and when she opened them a little she noticed she was really high, she bended the air around her and went to the boys rooms. Her landing wasn't what she would describe as perfect; she curled up a bit and stumbl
Suprisingly Good RythymKorra breathed in, and out, and punched a blast of air at the training dummy.Suprisingly Good Rythym2 years ago in Romance More Like This
She was on the practice field again, alone this time. The Avatar sighed and gazed over at the dummy. She was reminded of... of a cheering audience. Of the feeling of triumph, the feeling of pride and improvement. The-
"You okay?" inquired a sudden voice. It was Mako again.
Korra turned around to face him. She smiled weakly.
"Hey, Mako. Yeah, I'm fine. Why?"
"You were... kinda spacing out for a minute. What were you thinking about?" Mako replied, tilting his head a little to the side. He walked over to Korra, looking curious.
The girl's smile disappeared, and she said, "I miss the arena. I miss winning the matches, and celebrating, and..." she sighed, "...you know what I mean."
"I miss it too. I mean, I did use to live in the attic. That place was my life, basically."
The couple was quiet for a moment, reminescing about Pro Bending and the excitement it had brought them.
Then Mako turned
Suprise chp. 7 'Plans' "Bro!!" Where have you been!?!?" Bolin shouted as Mako walked into the attic. He shrugged out of his jacket and laid it on the table.Suprise chp. 7 'Plans'2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Out," he replied nonchalantly. Bolin stared at the firebender, mouth agape.
After Korra and Mako had finished shopping he'd walked her home. She kissed him goodbye and shot herself up to her window. He's swam back across Yue Bay, but now that he thought about it he could have just taken the ferry, and walked back home after firebending himself dry.
"Out!? You were gone all day yesterday, last night, and half of today and you call that out?!" He replied, throwing his hands in the air for effect. Mako sighed; he'd have to tell him sooner or later.
"I was with Korra, alright?" he told him as he pulled his shirt off.
The lonely childThe lonely child2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The lonely Child
A young girl sat near two large green doors at the school entrance. She had long black hair.her clothes were shabby and torn. Her long arms was embracing her legs to protect her from hurt. She was talking to someone. She had her head to the side taking happily to a shadow friend. In the distance was another child near the chain fence observing her.
She also had dark brown hair. She had a pretty pink . She was a loner. She love to look at the clouds. She love to talk to animals than people. She was intensely shy . She also like to collect rocks and buttons in the school yard.This child felt sorry for the child near the big green doors and came up to her and said hello. The girl near the doors look up smile but then turned her face away. She became to talk to herself again. What is your name asked the girl in pink. No answer. The girl in pink went away very sad. She loved people so.
Oh, Those Precious MemoriesThe ferry arrived at the docks. An old man came out and started walking. He walked past the pro-bending arena and stopped. He looked back at it as words and memories played in his mind.Oh, Those Precious Memories2 years ago in Settings More Like This
"Oh, you're still here?"
"Oh, you're still a jerk?"
"You're the Avatar and I'm an idiot."
"Both are true."
He sighed brokenly as he slung his bag. He continued to walk down the street. The man wanted to at least spend some time alone, for he was to meet the new Avatar the next day. From what the man heard, the Avatar is a sixteen year old boy from the Earth Kingdom who recently had discovered his other bending abilities. The man himself was chosen to teach the boy firebending.
The man felt the urge to run his hand through his hair. He almost forgot that his hair was no longer spiky as it was in his younger days. It flattened as he got older no, it flattened completely after her death He winced as he stroked his beard. Speaking of which, he sometimes asked himself why he grown a beard back th
Vampire Chronicles - ChoicesChoicesVampire Chronicles - Choices2 years ago in Sketches More Like This
The brisk knock at the door told him that it was not Lestat. His maker never had such manners.
Somehow he knew that he was opening the door to new calamity, change wrought in his life by Lestat. He almost turned and fled, but he was Louis and he never shrank from his demons.
The Body Thief or someone stood in that doorway, in the body he had almost crushed beneath his foot. A fledgling. Lestat's. He should have destroyed the body. How handsome the fledgling was, strong and sure of himself, reflecting what Louis knew he could never be.
from Reflection by rebness81
"Rio was splendid. Why would you just up and leave like that?" Lestat demanded.
Which acidic reply could I possibly give that would penetrate the obtuseness he continued to display? In truth I can't even say why I ever agreed to accompany he and David there in the first place; as it was I could bear David's presence only because I had been grateful that he had helped Lestat when I had refused to, a betraya
NOW IS HER CHANCEPAIRING:MAKORRA/KOKONOW IS HER CHANCE2 years ago in Sketches More Like This
SUMMARY: KORRA DREAM CAME TRUE
"Do you think I'm going to be a great avatar", Korra said, talking to naga while trying to get ready so she can take her for a stroll around republic city.
"I think you going to be the best Korra", someone said. She turns around and saw mako leaning against the wall. She started to blush.
Mako and Korra really became close when the bro's move to air temple island. Asami didn't mind them hanging out. She was hanging with Bolin more then her boyfriend.
"You think so", she spoke while he was walking toward her. He kiss her forehead and said "I know so".
Korra love the heat of his body when it against hers. Then it came to mind that he is still with asami so she pushes him off. "We shouldn't be doing this", she said while turning to naga. He walks up to her, put his hand around her waist and kiss her neck. He whispers, "
TLoK FanFiction: Chapter 2CHAPTER TWO-HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOTTLoK FanFiction: Chapter 23 years ago in Drama More Like This
Mako froze. You love her. Really? Did he? And how exactly was 'love' different from 'like'? He may appear to be self-confident and all-knowing on the outside, but inside? He was just as confused as any other teenager. He was interrupted from his brooding by a sharp elbow in the ribs, courtesy of Bolin."You done dreaming yet?", his brother questioned."Because you have a certain someone that needs to be apologized to." Mako drew in his breath and turned to face him."I DON'T love Korra. And I'm not apologizing," he stated firmly. To his surprise, Bolin grinned. "Good," his younger brother said cheerfully."Because I call dibs." And just like that, he left, leaving behind a now even more confused Mako.
()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()()Korra, having finished her airbending practice session, walked down the hall towards her room. As hard as she'd tried, s
Sick Mako was running through the air temple walls making every step echo back to him. Bolin and Asami were far behind him. Mako could hear them saying 'wait' 'slow down' he didn't listen he ran faster. He went up stairs and stopped in front of a door. He balled his hand into a fist and rigorously knocked on the door, he opened the door. He saw Tenzin kneeling down towards a bed. Pema and Tenzin both looked at him as he slowly walked towards the bed. He looked down at the girl laying in the bed.Sick2 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Hey cool guy."
Korra weakly chuckled then cringed in pain, putting her useful arm on her stomach and clutching.
"Korra, please. Don't stress yourself." Tenzin said standing up and turning to Mako, "Please take care of her for a while. Bolin, Asami and I will go out to get some medicine." Mako nodded and watched him shut the door. He looked back to Korra on
AfraidKorra tugged at her pigtail as anxiety spread through her chest and stomach. She looked out at the dock again, wondering what was taking Mako so long. Even if he got caught up at the station, he should have shown up by now.Afraid2 years ago in Romance More Like This
He'll be happy, right? Korra thought to herself, He said he wanted to have a family someday, but what if someday isn't today?
Korra bit her lip and wished she would stop thinking. No, that wasn't it. She wanted to think, but only of a way to tell Mako she was carrying his child. They've only been a couple for a little over six months. How was he going to react when he found out that she had already gotten pregnant?
Korra really had no idea how it happened. Well, she knew how it happened, but it was still a shock. They had been careful. Korra knew her cycle and what days were most likely for her to get pregnant, and they did their best to avoid making love on those days. Apparently their best wasn't enough.
Suddenly, Korra heard foot
MAKORRA: This One8Curiosity.MAKORRA: This One82 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was starting to get the best of her and she stared at him from across the table. As his hand was busy rubbing her sore foot, his golden eyes were returning her stare.
"What?" He said, breaking the silence.
"I'm just wondering what's next, Mr. Hat Trick. I mean, first it was breakfast in bed, then lunch in the park, then you went grocery shopping with me - something we haven't done together in a long time -, then an awesome dinner, and now I'm getting a foot massage. It feels more like my birthday than just a day for us." She said as she rested her cheek on her fist and gave him a small, confident smile.
He lightly chuckled as he kept rubbing her tanned foot. "Well, Mrs. Hat Trick," he started, making her laugh at her new name, "I was thinking that I would go ahead and do the dishes and then we just spend the rest of the night relaxing."
"Don't you already do the dishes?" She laughed.
He placed her foot back on the kitchen tile floor and got up from his seat. He lea
The Old and New ScarfThe Old ScarfThe Old and New Scarf2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She had asked his mother what his favorite color was. She wasn't entirely surprised when the answer she received was red. He was from the Fire Nation, and he was a fire bender. Of course his favorite color was red.
After buying the nicest red yarn she could afford along with some knitting needles, she got to work on her gift for him.
As a woman who was also an earth bender, she wasn't very good at homey things like knitting or sewing, but for him, she was determined to try.
There were several times where she wanted to give up. However, when she spent some time with him, she realized just how much she loved him, and she would go back to work on that gift.
It didn't turn out as nice as she had hoped. There were several areas where she had messed up and tried to fix it, but it was as nice as it was going to get.
She gave it to him on the day of their wedding. She blushed as she handed him the hand made scarf. She didn't see the soft smile on his face as he accepted he
MAKORRA: Take A Bow8Cold.MAKORRA: Take A Bow82 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He forgot how cold the weather was becoming.
He kept heating up his hands little by little as he kept them hidden in his Varsity jacket pockets. Half of him was excited that she was actually got to hear him out, but the other half was nervous about what she wanted to talk about. She seemed really off and serious to him when he watched her yell at the pompous Waterbender, Tahno, and then told him to meet her here.
I wonder what Korra wants to talk about. Maybe she's going to hear me out and then tell me what she thought. Or, maybe she just wants to forget about it and have this be like a little date, makes sense since we're at our spot. He looked up at the Maple Tree that he was standing under. Or, maybe she wants to yell at me like she did with Tahno yesterday. What if she wants to break up with me? He leaned against the Maple Tree and stared down at his black Converse shoes. I wouldn't be surprised if she did. After kissing Asami and bugging her no
Makorra - It's Complicated - Part 4"Hey, Asami. Can I talk to you?"Makorra - It's Complicated - Part 42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Asami was in the kitchen, helping Pema with the dishes.
"What is it, Mako?" she replied sharply, not looking up from the sink.
Mako glanced at Pema. "Alone, please?"
She looked up at him, glaring. "Whatever you have to say, you can say it in front of Pema."
Pema shifted uncomfortably next to Asami. "I think I'll just step out for a moment," she said nervously. "It seems like you two have a lot to talk about."
Asami gave Pema a desperate look before returning her eyes to Mako. "Well, what did you have to tell me?"
Mako glanced around nervously. This was killing him. He loved Korra, but he did not want to hurt Asami, not after what happened to her father. But if he did not do this, Korra would most likely never speak to him again. And that was something he could not bear to let happen.
"Well," he began, "I think that uh I think it would be best if "
Asami stared at him. "Spit it out, Mako!" she said harshly.
"I think that we should break up
MAKORRA: This One3Fear.MAKORRA: This One32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That was all she felt as she stood in front of the tall, white building. The glassy windows blinded her with ease and intimidation. She had never felt fear like this before.
She took in a deep breath and griped onto his scarf before finally walking into her personal hell.
"You can sit over there and fill this out. A nurse will be out to get you real soon." A very cheerful, young nurse said to her as she pointed over to a space with empty seats.
Why are they always so cheery? This place is hell, not heaven. She thought as she walked over to the empty seat to fill out the form that she has seen many other times.
She eyes the form and remembers all the times that she has filled it out.
The first time, he filled it out for her. They were both very happy and excited to be at the clean and impressing building. After that, their excitement and happiness shrunk and changed to concern and worry. Her confidence was up high on a thin and delicate tight rope and was abou