:'Ci am grateful to have my great Grandmother, but sadly; she is starting to pass away. My whole family and i know she will die, but not suffering, but peacefully. I am really thankful that i got to know her for the last 18 years of my life; She was born in 1920 and has lived through every possible history plot; Roaring 20's, the depression, WWII, Korean war, Cold war, JFK assassination and etc. I will miss her truly, she was and still in through my eyes the best Great Grandmother i have ever seen, But she will be reunited with her husband at the gates of Heaven; But new life comes into my family as My cousin's wife is going to have a baby very soon; the new beginning of an end. for all you who know me, watch me, like or whatever else, thank you for being here for me and i hope you will still be here with me when she passes peacefully.if you all read this thank you for being here for me.
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 Home3 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
Romeo and Juliet Part 2Deryn couldn't believe that Alek wanted to her to play Juliet. Juliet! Out of all the characters in that thing! She had to get Juliet, A Capulet who falls in love with Romeo, and they get married the next day! Why on earth did they get married the next day anyway? Deryn sighed. Who knows she thought. Alek and she finally reach the topside of Leviathan; it was a clear, sunny day. The breeze was perfect, her hair all over the place, throwing and tossing, still has to be Juliet, she groaned.Romeo and Juliet Part 23 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Alek smiled "ready? Remember you're playing Benvolio, I'm playing Tybalt."
She frowned "I thought I was playing Tybalt."
Alek shook his head, "you seem to have your hands full. I'll be Tybalt."
Since Alek, the stupid dummkopf didn't have another copy of the book; they had no choice to toss the decorated book back and forth. Back and forth, over and over again. Deryn was starting to get annoyed.
"Alek, this seems boring! Can we do something else?"
"It's not b
Perfect Mechaniks- part 1It'd been about a week since their "Japanese Ordeal" as they had affectionately dubbed it. Deryn looked down off the side of the ratlines at the city lights below. The city sprawled out in all directions, skyscrapers reaching out to the belly of the Leviathan like giant fingers. The night air was hot and humid making her blond hair stick to her forehead. When Deryn had asked Dr. Barlow where they were going, she had said San Francisco, California.Perfect Mechaniks- part 13 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Barking spiders," she murmured. "San Francisco is big."
"Stop dawdling, Miss Sharp!" called Rigby's voice. Deryn was barely able to convince the new captain, an ingenious man by the name of Caspar Cox, to let her work out of the public's eye.
"Sorry, sir!" she shouted up. She continued up the ratlines up to the spine and looked down. Samuel Duffley was marveling at the membrane of the Leviathan and the lights below.
"Hurry up, Sam!" shouted Deryn. "We've got bats to feed!"
"Sorry, Deryn!" Samuel called sheepish, hurrying up the side. H
Perfect Mechaniks- part 6Alek looked like one of Deryn's auntie's cats when she and Jaspert had made the mistake of putting it in a bucket of water-- not happy. He sat cross-legged and shirtless on his bed with a sour expression. Izzy and Sebastian were finishing putting together all the pieces to his new arm.Perfect Mechaniks- part 63 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Volger, Dr. Barlow, and Deryn were the only ones allowed to be in the room while when they put the arm on. Dr. Barlow was inspecting the mechanism in Alek's shoulder joint with interest. He sat dutifully still. Volger watched Sebastian and Izzy put together the pieces of the arms. They were swift. It was obvious they had done this before, many times.
Izzy turned, holding the arm carefully in her arms. She and Sebastian grinned excitedly.
"Ready?" she asked eagerly. Alek nodded, looking the arm over with wide eyes. Dr. Barlow got up and stood between Volger and Deryn. They all watched wide-eyed, unsure what to expect. Izzy sat beside sat, just behind him. Sebastian sat at the end. They clicked the arm int
Perfect Mechaniks- part 4It was difficult to keep crewman away. Whenever they poked their heads in to see what was wrong, Volger and Sam sent them packing. Dr. Barlow and Bauer were struggling to stop the bleeding, which oozed now instead of flowed. Klara, with Spektor, was talking to Cox, trying to explain what happened.Perfect Mechaniks- part 43 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Deryn rested a damp cloth over Alek's eyes and forehead, wondering when Conner would come back. Alek had finally stopped shaking and was deathly still beneath her touch. If not for his labored breath, Deryn would think he was dead. Deep inside her, a voice screamed at her that it was all her fault. She had let go of him, she had closed him off behind the door, she should've been in Alek's place. She battled the hot tears brimming in her eyes.
There was a sudden opening of the door and Conner strode in, flanked by three people.
One was a very tall, very pale woman who wore a white lab coat like dress with black sleeves and tights that disappeared into her long high-heeled black boots. Sh
Drumming Song- LeviathanAlek walked into his room, not knowing that Deryn was there. Her stomach did a backflip and she pretended to sketch as she watched him out of the corner of her eye.Drumming Song- Leviathan3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
~There's a drumming noise inside my head
That starts when you're around
I swear that you could hear it
It makes such an almighty sound~
Alek turned around and jumped back. He smiled when he realized that it was his best friend.
"Oh, It's you. Sorry, I didn't know you were in here."
Deryn only nodded. Alek sat beside her watching her sketch.
~There's a drumming noise inside my head
That throws me to the ground
I swear that you should hear it
It makes such an almighty sound~
Deryn tensed and breathed deeply. She told herself to stop acting like such a ninny and continue drawing. She tried to continue the sketch she was currently trying to complete, but she couldn't focus. She turned to the next page and faced Alek. Her head became dizzy at the thought of how close his face was.
"What do you think I should sketch?" she asked.
Kings -Contest Entry-Fandom: Leviathan, by Scott WesterfeldKings -Contest Entry-3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Rating: T. For kissing.
Summary: Contest entry for Alek-and-Deryn group. Basically about the two getting together.
"Love is the seed of all hope. It is the enticement to trust, to risk, to try, to go on."
It was something Alek really hadn't given much thought to. Oh, he supposed a thought flickered here, glimmered there, but the topic never really stuck in his brain, never struck him as important.
The only problem was, it was suddenly becoming more prominent by the day.
This unnerved Alek to no end.
He had heard of this feeling before. As far as he could tell, he had acquired all the symptoms, and more. A burning desire, a fierce longing, a desperate grief each time he and the person in question were parted an insatiable urge to kiss those lips.
He'd never felt this way before. Of course, he was only fifteen, so what did he know? And why did this matter to him? Alek was going to bec
Shot to the TruthShot to the TruthShot to the Truth3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Deryn entered her private chambers, exhausted from three days of nonstop work on the Leviathan. Finally she was able to take a few minutes to change out of her sweaty uniform and change into something more appropriate. She sighed, remembering that they'd arrive to Japan the very next day and Alek would vanish from the Leviathan forever. He would probably vanish into the wilderness and somehow find a way back to the main land and hideout until this barking daft war would be over. Deryn shook her head, clearing her thoughts of Alek from her mind, reminding herself that he was a barking prince -that's archduke you dummkopf!- and she was a lowly mooneye-eyed lassie that served as an airman. She couldn't fall for him; she couldn't, unless she wanted him to run a mile. Anyway once Alek was gone, so would her feelings for him, too. Deryn put on a determined look on her face and chased away all thoughts of Alek that entered her mind.
Iron Grip Chapter 3Dylan's hands clenched at the fluffed bedspread, turning bone-white.Iron Grip Chapter 33 years ago in Drama More Like This
Sweat beaded on Alek's forehead, as he struggled to fish the knife around in Deryn's body. But the knife never seemed to hit metal, no matter how far he wedged it down in her gaping wound.
"Hold still," Alek muttered, trying desperately to ignore the soldier's hisses of pain. His stiff, bloody hand clamped near the bullet hole on Dylan's body, and Alek took this chance to remove the huge pellet. The blade dug deeper and deeper into the wound, but never hit a bullet. Alek cursed and slowly withdrew the dagger.
"It's not coming out, Dylan," he gently whispered, staring at his pale face. Dylan's eyes shot open, and he fixed him with an intense glare. "Get. It. Out. I don't care how you do it, just get it out!" he shouted.
Alek looked down at his hands. They would have to do.
Again, Alek clenched his left hand near the wound and watched in sh
Romeo and Juliet"Are you insane? No!" Dylan shoutedRomeo and Juliet3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Come on Dylan, it would be fun!" Alek pleaded, almost nearly bow down to him, just to accept the offer.
"No barking way! That's sounds stupid!!"
Alek raised his head, "PPPLLLEEAASSSEEE!!!!"
Dylan shook his head, Alek knew that Dylan had a weakness, and that weakness was begging.
Dylan sighed, annoyed, and wanted to get out of there.
"Fine! But it's for fun! Got it?!"
Alek nodded, and went to the dusty book shelf, grabbed a big, old decorated book, filled with endless words, covering the pages with German.
"Okay, here's who you're playing, Benvolio, Tybalt, nurse, and "
Alek spread a smile across his face.
Dylan's eyes widen
"NO BARKING WAY! I'm not playing a girl!"
Alek shrugged "oh, well. Here's who I'm playing. Let's see, um Prince,"
"I wanted to play him, you play Juliet!"
Alek looked at him, He chuckled.
"Well, no. You don't get to, I do. Besides, you have a pretty high voice; you can play a girl easily."
Dylan crossed his a
Can I come? 1"Can I come?" 12 year old Aleksander asks his parents. Father had told him they were going to England to sort out peace negotiations with the Darwinists. Although he was terrified of the soulless beasts, Alek wanted to see them, at least once. His mother, of course, said no. But Father was surprisingly more agreeable.Can I come? 13 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Come on Sophie. He wants to see the beasts." She was pacing around the study, to which Alek was called into to be informed of their leave.
"But it's dangerous." The princess said. She bent down to her son. "Alek are you sure you want to see all those scary things."
"Mother," He laughed brushing her hand from his shoulder. "I'm 12! I can handle a fabrication."
"Well," she looked back at her husband. "Alright," Sophie smiled and tousled the young prince's hair.
Alek was happy to have reassured his mother, though the truth was, he wasn't sure he could handle it. Though he was a prince and inheritance or not, he needed to learn to put on a br
Would You Rather... 2Deryn sat in the corner of a dark room with her knees to her chin, arms wrapped around her legs. But she wasn't going to cry. She was a solider, a bad one to get caught up in this, but she was still a solider, and soldiers don't cry. But she was tempted. Alek. She thought they were friends. She thought she could trust him. Deryn was wrong. But she knew better now. Alek=Bumrag.Would You Rather... 23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Dylan?" The Bumrag entered her room. To be fair, Deryn's kidnapers did give her a nice room in the castle they took her to. It had a nice fluffy bed, which she refused to lay in. Large stain glass windows, which she refused to look out. Nice rich colored carpets, which she was more than happy to walk all over with her wet boots. And now Alek had brought her warm creamy soup, which she slapped from his hands to the floor.
"Get stuffed." She said in her deepest, most aggravated 'Dylan' voice.
"I'm sorry! I didn't know they would take you!" The lying Bumrag sighed. "Please try to understand." He bent dow
Memories- part 3Alek had limped about, looking at their surroundings. His hands still trembled from putting Bauer's arm back into it's socket. He swore silently to himself, he would never, ever, ever do that again. He'd leave that to someone else.Memories- part 33 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Several minutes ago, Deryn had lapsed back into sleep, her forehead warm beneath his palm. When he had inspected her wound on her stomach closer, he found it far worse the before. He had hurriedly tied the makeshift bandage back together to hide it. He had felt her pulse. He knew little about a normal heartbeat but it felt quicker then it was supposed to.
Alek chuckled to himself. What was he becoming? A doctor? He wondered what Volger would think of him. Probably mock him, as it was the norm. When he thought of his mentor, his heart sank. Volger had been badly wounded when he had fallen from the ship. Was he even alive? What about Dr. Barlow or Hoffman or Klopp? Did the Germans get the ship? Did they murder everyone onboard?
Alek felt his heart clench and h
Memories- part 6Alek handed Deryn one of each pill, still unsure how many she should really take. She gave him a skeptical look.Memories- part 63 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Still don't know how many I take?" she smirked. Alek glared at her. It annoyed and wounded him how she didn't trust him anymore, like she didn't know him. Then he remembered, she didn't.
"It's better then overdosing," he replied cooly. "These are toxic if you take too much and since I don't know how many you really take, I figure this is safest."
"And if one doesn't work?"
"I'll give you two."
"If that doesn't work?"
Rolling her eyes, she downed the pills.
"Whatever you say, Dr. Alek," she snickered. Alek fumed.
"Another ridiculous name? Are you serious?" he groaned. Deryn perked up.
"I have more? What are they?" she asked eagerly. "Tell me!" She poked him sharply and hard in the side. Alek yelped in surprise and jerked so much, he fell off his chair. His ribs screamed at him in pain. He stood up and sat at a chair where Deryn couldn't touch him. Alek glare
Iron Grip"No, no! Alek!" Deryn screeched in agony. An unmistakable pain ripped in the tender muscles of her side.Iron Grip3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
His head whipped back in an instant, his muscles stopping mid-swing and eyes widening.
Hah. She must have been a pitiful sight, sitting there and not even being able to get up. Deryn silently cursed herself for being so careless as she watched him dive under speeding bullets to get near to her.
With all the deafening gunshots and bloodcurdling screams, she marveled at how he had even heard her. That didn't matter now, though the pain was too much to handle.
"Dylan, what's wrong?" his voice was clouded with worry, probably realizing that the Dylan Sharp he knew never called for help. She heard his knees hit the rope-covered deck and thought that she felt him support her head on his lap. Her head felt raised
"Augh I've gone and fallen like a bloody barking idiot. My side hurts, is all. Nothing to be worried about. Just help me up," her gruff v
Shot to the Truth Chapter 5Chapter 5Shot to the Truth Chapter 53 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Deryn's first thoughts were, "Wh-where a-am I?" then, "W-what's going on?" and finally, "Am I KISSING ALEK?!?!" Her eyes snapped open and she pulled away from Alek shocked at what she did now. Her head pounded, but she managed to get out, "Wh-what were you DOING Alek?"
Alek leaned back looking shocked, as he saw Deryn wince from her pounding ribs and head, but managed to compose himself and reply, "Y-you're alive, Dyl- erm, what's your true name?"
Deryn stared at him, unable to process that Alek knew who she really was, answering, "Deryn, and how did you know that I'm a barking girl?!"
Alek blushed, whispering, "Y-you were hurt so I-"
Alek broke off blushing furiously as Deryn understood what had happened and replied in her girl voice, "So you know, and hate me, at this point that you've seen what I've kept from you all these months," Deryn sighed and hung her head, "I-I... I'm sorry Alek, but I thought that because I was a commoner I wouldn't matter t
Memories- part 10It was pitch black when they slipped through the town Conner and Malone were staying. The two had guided them with much argument even though they were talking about the same place. It wasn't an especially grand place but Alek thought it looked comfortable.Memories- part 103 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Is there a back way in?" whispered Klara.
"Of course," snorted Conner. "Its the first thing I look for."
"And why would that be?" asked Malone irritably.
"When your with the people I'm with on a regular basis, you learn to look for a way out. Well, that and a good tight belt."
Deryn smirked at Alek, who grinned back. Klara rolled her eyes. Conner and Eddie led them to a back door several ways away. Alek went to open the door only to find it locked.
"It's locked, Conner!" he hissed.
"Well, duh," said Conner rudely and slid a clip from his pocket. He fiddled with it and nudged Alek out of the way. He watched the Southerner fiddle with the lock until it clicked.
"Now open it," he said, unceremoniously tossing the little piece of
Memories- part 4Klara's home was small but comfortable. It had two bedrooms, a bathroom, small living space, and kitchen. It heavily furnished. In fact, it had barely anything at allMemories- part 43 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"At the end of the hall and the room to the left," Klara said jerking her head in the direction. Bauer nodded and slipped slowly into the room. It had a narrow bed in the corner and a rug on the floor along with a small table by the bed. A trashcan sat beside the table. The windows looked out toward the wood they'd come out of.
Bauer and Klara laid a dizzy and extremely confused looking Deryn on the bed.
"Where am I now?" she groaned. "Who are you?" She kept a hand tight around her side.
"I'll be back," said Klara turning. "Try and calm her down or something." Alek set Deryn's pills on the table. Bauer got to his knees so his head was just a little taller then Deryn's. She gazed up at him looking terrified. Frankly, Alek didn't blame her. Bauer sighed and felt her forehead.
"You'll have to wait to have those a
Memories- part 11When Klara, Malone, and Conner had come back, they had chilling news. The Leviathan was coming in a month's time and that stage was indeed to hang someone. Conner had barely managed to wheedle this information from the German workers, but somehow to managed to pull it off. Klara had brought them new clothes because what they had on currently where bloodstained and dirty.Memories- part 113 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Alek wore a dark shirt and pants that were tucked into his mud-spattered boots. Bauer was standing and buttoning his shirt calmly and Deryn was changing in the bathroom.
"Well, we've got a month to kill," said Klara.
"I want to see the airfield," said Alek. "So I can see what we have to work with." Conner clapped a hand on his shoulder.
"Very good," he said cheerfully. "Lets go! Better sooner then later!" Deryn emerged from the bathroom wearing a darker shirt and pants, boots barely visible. Her hair was wet from her shower and swept back from her brow. It was slowly creeping down her neck, starting to naturally
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-Deryn3 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
Perfect Mechaniks- part 2It was late afternoon when Deryn finished her duties with Sam.Perfect Mechaniks- part 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I want to go look around Sam Francisco!" Samuel said eagerly scampering forward. He had strips of gauze taped to his face to cover the slice he'd received from Alek. Alek himself had gotten gauze wrapped around his neck. His windpipe had been nicked slightly so he struggled to breath occasional.
"Aye," said Deryn. "So do I but we've got things to do."
"No, we don't!" argued Sam. "We finished all our duties! And we're on the ground now!"
"Frankly, I don't think Captain Cox will let you go. You were there when the ship was captured."
"And recaptured! Besides, I've taken the middy's test already and passed."
"Aye, the CLANKER middy test!" Deryn said pointedly.
"How different can they be? Cox knows I've taken the test, plus he trusts me."
"If we ask the BOFFIN, she might let us go," said Sam slyly.
"Barking cleverboots!" huffed Deryn. "You won't let this go will you?"
"Fine, let's ask."