Regele florilor: prima parte [tragedie]-La ce te gandesti, marite Florion?
-La oameni si la stele...La Univers si Pamant...La spirit si la fiinta...La tot ce e mai sfant...
-Dar e cu neputinta, sa te gandesti mereu, la tot ce e o stiinta, iar tu nu esti un zeu...Tu esti un muritor, un prea umil plebeu...
-De ce nu "muritorul" si nu doar "un muritor"?De ce nu cel ce-a schimbat roluri, intre un zeu si-un simplu om?De ce sa nu ma-ntind, in infinitul lumii?...De ce sa imi inchid...aceste buze-ale gurii?
-Dar zeii...Ei nu iarta...Ei cata-n lume ateii, pe care infernu-i asteapta...Mereu iarba va fi verde, si marea-nvolburata, mereu prima stea ce se va vede, va fi luceafarul de seara...Iar cerurile vor fi albastre, cu nori adanci crustati in ele, ca-ntodeauna printre toate, cerurile, vor fi si stele...Dar noi nu avem voie, sa ne-ntrebam de ele...De ce, marite Florion?Pentru ca-s munci prea grele, de a-ntelege tot...Si fiecare-n parte stea, s-o intelegi nu poti...
-Tu, dragul meu Lucretius, ce stii despre natura?Ce stii tu despre c
The White Parade: I of VIChapter I: The Patient(s)The White Parade: I of VI9 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
They call him The Patient.
No one is really sure what his real name is, save the doctors and nurses who treat him, I guess—but really, what sort of shitty general nickname is “The Patient” in a place like this? This hospital is full of patients—most of them running out of patience for their diseases and the treatments that are supposed to help them. But somehow… It doesn’t matter who you’re talking to, or who is talking to you; say “The Patient” with the right amount of inflection and people automatically know. It doesn’t matter how they know—they just do.
It isn’t that he’s remarkable in any way. He’s tall, thin—the thinness in him probably more from his treatments than his diet or lack thereof. His hair is so blonde that in some lights people must think that it’s white, or that he doesn’t have any. There is the possibility that some
The White Parade: FinaleChapter VI: And on the Sixth Day...The White Parade: Finale9 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
His heart gives out in the emergency room. Doctors rush to fulfill their Hippocratic Oath. Intubate him first; get him breathing. Get the air in his lungs. While they do that, determine that this is the situation for the defibrillator, then get someone else to wheel it out so they can get his heart working. Charge it up…
The girl screams at the way his body jerks on the table. The heart monitor displays a sudden spike of green, stalling in its sound for a second before the spikes even out again, returning to the comfort of being a flat line.
She screams again. Again, there’s a spike on the monitor; again, it flattens out into an even line. They wonder why she’s still here. Silent messages get sent at light speed, even as thei
The White Parade: III of VIChapter III: The White ParadeThe White Parade: III of VI9 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A day passes. I find myself in his room again, taking more pictures. I don’t even think about it anymore; right after the last class is over, I catch the subway to the hospital, take the elevator to the fifth floor and knock twice on door 515. He never seems to mind. He never asks why I keep coming. He just lets me in when I knock and closes the door behind us—locking it to keep the unwanted medicals out. I bring the scarf this time, hidden inside a black gift bag I found in my closet the night before. When I give it to him, he seems rather…shocked. Not because it’s a scarf, but because it’s a gift for him.
He whispers a shy “thanks”, and then we get down to brass tacks.
“Did you hear about the girl in 522?”
It was only yesterday; how could I forget?
“I was in Claire’s room when the doctors ran past.” Click. “They said it was a…a ‘cod
The White Parade: V of VIChapter V: Four WeeksThe White Parade: V of VI9 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It’s a month to the show. A month. Four weeks, give or take a day…
“I can’t believe it. Prismacolor markers, pencils…oil paints, turpentine…brushes…” He stares at the bounty with wide eyes. “Where did you get all of this?”
I just grin and set down a bag full of canvases of various sizes on the bed. “I happen to have very good friends.”
Actually, Mac happens to have very good friends. Friends in places an artist can only dream to have friends.
“Are those the…?”
“Mm-hmm. I think someone said something about bringing in an easel later.”
“Really? A-an easel?”
“Mm-hm.” I open the window. A small breeze blows through the screen, but nothing strong enough to disrupt papers. “It’ll be easier than painting on the windowsill.”
“Yeah…” He goes back to staring at the
The White Parade: IV of VIChapter IV: 3AMThe White Parade: IV of VI9 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Once again, I can’t stress how…terribly sorry we are about the mishap this afternoon.”
“N-no…no, it’s fine. Honest. I won’t sue unless I develop a habit for the stuff.”
They chuckle nervously. “Regardless… That was a careless move on our part. It could have been worse than a sedative.”
“Is he always that difficult?”
“You mean, ‘Is he always that hysterical?’”
She nods. “He’s never been…that way before. I’ve never seen him like that.”
“Yes, well… Normally we wait until you leave. When you left we just assumed—”
“That I was gone for the day.”
“My camera was there. All my stuff…”
“We didn’t see your things; he must have put them somewhere for saf
The White Parade: II of VIChapter II: PerfectThe White Parade: II of VI9 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Why is she here?”
He’s sitting on the bench across from the elevator, waiting for me like he has been for the last week. There’s a square patch of cotton gauze taped to the inside of his left elbow, the telltale sign of the recently needled. His clothes are still the same (or perhaps, more believably, a different set) of cotton hospital pajamas in plain, standard white. He’s at the height of fashion in his clothes, at the very peak of classic American hospital chic that will never in a million years die out. If it ever does, then God help the masses without any other way of telling the difference between the medically experienced and the medically ignorant.
It’s the first time since our first meeting that The Patient has said anything to me, and the sound of his voice comes as a shock. The look of genuine interest etched into the permanent intensity of his face only serves to shock me further.
“Well? Are you gonna te
My Little Pony - Hospice IMy Little Pony - Hospice I4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Before diving into this, I think some background would be useful. When she was young, she had dreams. Dreams of shining and of making others shine. She made herself and others look beautiful; for that initial interim she held high. When she fell (south of Ponyville, Old Manehattan-land) her dreams became nightmares, seizing her by the hoof and never letting go. She was taken and put into a bed of rust and red crosses. I was one of the few who had the time to give. She wanted me dead but it pained her to see me walk out those sliding doors.
Now, I won't pretend I understand. I never will know what she went through for those ten months and two days. She had a constant sting in her side that she claimed she could only numb by sticking her head in the stove. Her nightmares became easier during this time. And I like to think that I did my best in the time that she had to make her comfortable, even when the sting became too painful to breathe.
But let it be known that this w
Feral Truth - Chapter 2Inside the Central keeping cellars, The night shift officer yawned loudly as he unlocked the cell door which was holding the feral child and shoved it open, Dear God he didn't get paid enough to sit up all night to watch some random child..Feral Truth - Chapter 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Hey brat! Breakfast! " He called in before sliding the bowl in...but his brown eyes didn't see anything of the feral boy..he blinked glancing around unnervingly, Where the hell...? he didn't escape did he!? Aw man!
His thoughts were interrupted when he cried out, Ed had hid himself behind the door when it opened and used that to his advantage, He lunged at the guard sinking his teeth into the man's shoulder ripping through the fabric and piecing the man's unsuspecting skin forcefully, his clawed nails grabbing onto his chest and ripped into his uniform, the force of the pounce sent the man back, landing on his back painfully as he cried out, shooting pain going through him.
"AH! AAH!! "
Mustang heard an outcry of pain only seconds after reaching th
Feral Truth - Chapter 1"Colonel.." Hughes gave a salute to his friend when he recognized the figure entering the private office, Roy had called him somewhere in the morning for him to come in to check out this new case, It was surprising really, It was rare to see Roy seem to interested in work.Feral Truth - Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Here for your appointment?... you're rather early, you must be eager~ " he chuckled adjusting his glasses on the bridge of his nose before pulling out the top drawer on his messy paper covered desk and picking up a ring of keys from the drawer, which gave a jingle as he fiddled them between his fingers.
"I must Warn you Roy, Please take extreme caution..he acts aggressive toward anyone who gets too close and if he begins acting up, Call me right away all right?" The Lieutenant explained, A few of the men who gone inside of the cell always came out with fresh scratches or even a bite, arriving at the sealed off ward, jamming his keys into the lock and opening it...
"Careful.." With a nod, The Flame Alchemist finally
Feral Truth - Chapter 4"Is everything going all right sir? "Feral Truth - Chapter 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Of course...You doubt your commanding officer? "
"What? course not! "
Roy chuckled placing down his pen, and adjusting the phone into his hand from his shoulder.
"So, all jokes aside..Have you managed to find any reports? Documents even? "
"I'm afraid not yet sir, Since we don't know his actual age, It'll be hard to find out exactly WHO he is and where he came from.."
"Well..my guess, He's..early teens? So 11-13 I think "
"All right..." The sound of a pen scratching was heard on the other end of the line "And what did you say his name was? "
"Just Ed? Nothing Else? "
"No...Just Ed.." The scratching was heard again. "I suppose this should do.."
"Better than nothing I suppose " Falman said sighing through his nose. "But if I may say Colonel, It'll be like a needle in a haystack..Many children do go missing back then and still now, it will take me a while to find something on the kid "
"Well, We have to try...Everyone has parents, Everyone has
My Little Pony - Hospice X Pt. 2 - EpilogueMy Little Pony - Hospice X Pt. 2 - Epilogue4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
4 Months, 11 Days (Ibid.)
I was alone within the most private of all places. I had always been curious as to what may have existed behind that door, and finally the knowledge was mine for the taking; Rarity had allowed me into her Inspiration Room. She was still cleaning herself up in the bathroom, but I imagined that she would be quick it was a bold move indeed to let me into the room without supervision, and I did not believe that she would allow me to have free-access to roam for long. For a little while, however, the interior of her world was mine to gaze upon, as long as I restrained myself from touching anything. Thankfully, I had received no warning about looking upon her great trove of treasured possessions, and I found myself doing just that.
It was truly mesmerising how organised chaos could be perceived. To me, the room was the direct antithesis to Rarity's normal argument of cleanliness; here she allowed materials to fall with reckless abandon, pooling in mass
Feral Truth - Chapter 5It was...Warm..Feral Truth - Chapter 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Golden eyes fluttered open, his eyes blearily adjusting themselves to the outside of their eyelids before he yawned softly but it was muffled and a surrounding warmth hit his mouth as he breathed out so suddenly, Hmm..Everything around him was so soft and warm, And he could hear a faint thumping sound..
Edward shut his eyes listening to the gentle beating, this was another little flashback for him..How he would be snuggled up with the large wild mammal and listen to its heartbeat finding it as his own little lullaby, Edward then sat himself up and shook his head softly before his eyes could tear up, he missed mother fox so much..
Wriggling his way from Roy's arms he looked the man up and down, Roy was sat upright against the wall by the window where Ed was at last night, both of them had fell asleep by it, Edward looked down..this man was making so many sacrifices for his sake,..Ed leaned over gently butting his nose against the Colonel's
Feral Truth - Chapter 3Feral Truth - Chapter 3 - His EdFeral Truth - Chapter 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Roy hummed softly, His bleary dark eyes blinking themselves awake as he covered his mouth politely to block a escaping yawn, Ah..It was nice to nap, Made him feel so refreshed after having to wake up so early and face the never ending pile of paperwork that mocked him each day with a new fresh layer of needing to be signed papers..
What made him snap from his sleepy daze was the light weight on his lap, He looked down at the curled up blonde boy..Oh yeah, He brought Ed home, letting a smile come to his face, his hand gently running through the boy's soft golden bangs and twiddling the cowlick between his fingers which caused a rumble coming from Ed's lips, imitating a purring sound while Roy toyed with his hair.
Something seemed a bit..off about Ed, Roy tilted his head to look at his napping face, He looked..pained? Not to mention the strange unhealthy looking tint on his cheeks, Roy brushed the back of his fingers across the boy's smooth cheeks
Feral Truth - Chapter 6Edward blinked watching from the sofa as Roy pulled on his blue military jacket, The one he met Roy in..What was he doing? He had got changed and cleaned himself up and was freshly changed into the uniform, Roy glanced his dark orbs down at the staring boy.Feral Truth - Chapter 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Was he going to be all right on his own?
Roy couldn't sooth over his worry twisted stomach, what if something happened to him!? what if he hurt himself or..even end up killing himself! Roy panicked thinking of all the loose wires that could be just laying around..and some of the cleaning products in the cupboards...It was like leaving a new puppy on its own for the first time, you worry about what you'll return home to...
Roy shook his head, Ed was NOT a new puppy..he was a really confused little boy, he's rather timid so he may not even approach somethings..he'll most likely keep himself at bay of anything that could look 'threatening' to him..
"Ed? I'm..Going to work okay? "
Ed tilted his head.
"Yeah..I'm not gonna be here..for
Feral Truth - Chapter 7"Hello this is South central of Amestris, How may we assist you? "Feral Truth - Chapter 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"U-um..Colonel's office please...code 1496 "
"All right sir, We'll send you right through! Please hold for a minute! "
Hughes was making that minute count with prayers, He also Thanking god that he was speaking on the phone to the commanding officer..that is unless Roy was able to send his fire Alchemy through the telephone wires.., he ran a hand through his now sweating hair, Oh god..What was he going to say!?
10 minutes earlier..
"Ed! Come on kid! This ain't funny! " Hughes got down on his hands and knees and checked underneath Roy's bed, A thought coming to his mind about how a newly homed animal would sometimes take refuge under dark places for its own space and comfort, and when it was afraid of anxious...Hughes slapped his forehead, Ugh...Ed was NOT an animal! he was a boy! though..not like any little boy he's ever seen before in his life..
But back to the main subject..where the hell was he!? he's looked e
Feral Truth Chapter 8"Why...would anyone kidnap Ed? "Feral Truth Chapter 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That was a question on everyone's minds, Roy pinched the bridge of his nose in frustration, Shit...How could something like this happen!? When they interviewed the land lady, She claimed to of seen Hughes leave with the blonde child..then see him return without, But that didn't make any sense! Hughes claimed to know nothing of the events and of course was truthful, Roy remembered watching him leave work to go check on Ed.
But it couldn't be possible for their to be TWO Hughes? ONE was enough to handle.
"Maybe...My long lost twin? "
"Hughes...Now is really not the time for jokes."
"Sorry, you know how I hate ya bein' upset "
"So, What is it we have now sir? " Riza, She had been informed of the situation and couldn't believe Roy has done so much while he was out of her sight, at first she had thought he'd taken in a stray dog...but a human CHILD? She had doubts of him being responsible but he had his kicks for being a good parenta
Mr. Abbine SpeaksMr. Abbine Speaks3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Mr. Abbine, I'm going to show you a few pictures. I want you to identify the people for me.
"I'll do what I can."
Can you tell me who this is?
"That's my good for nothing neighbor. He sits around his deck and smokes all day. Then he goes inside and probably gets high from pot or something stupid like that. I'll bet that guy is living off Welfare, the scumbag. Don't even get me started on the whore he keeps around-"
Mr. Abbine, please try to keep your answers focused on the subject. Can you identify this woman for me?
"That's my mother. She calls me three times a day to complain about how something 'isn't as great as it used to be.' I once told her she sounded old, and she started crying. Then she started calling me more often. Even though I've moved out twenty years ago, that woman continues to be a drain on my life."
Very good. This younger gentleman, tell me about him.
"That's Gary. He's a needy pain-in-the-ass. I swear, he follows me around work all day. Every day, with this guy. I
My Little Pony - Hospice X Pt. 1My Little Pony - Hospice X Pt. 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
10 Months, 2 Days (ibid.)
"It all looks so beautiful."
"Sir, you flatter me too much."
There was no compliment that I could give that would be deemed 'too much' when this unicorn was concerned. Her voice was a comforting symphony to me. It sounds abstract to say that, but the natural rhythm of the world had always proven itself to be of great interest to me. Music, or indeed particular pitches and tones, had forever been a great indicator of how I would come to feel about somepony. An oafish-sounding ruffian-pony would receive little of my time and less of my patience; a savvy-businesspony of a crystalline complexion and voice would leave me feeling cold and resentful. When this unicorn spoke, however, her dialect and diction denoted something incredible to me; it was a voice that one could fall in love with, and a soothing rhythm if ever I heard one.
It must sound ridiculous to the untrained ear that I would spend such a long time fascinating myself with the dalliance of the un
My Little Pony - Hospice VMy Little Pony - Hospice V4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
8 Months, 23 Days
"It is you! I thought I recognised that face!"
"Thank you for agreeing to meet with me on such short notice."
This pony was an old friend of mine from my Manehattan days. I was fortunate to still be in contact with several of my childhood associates, many of whom were now employed in rather high-profile positions. This particular pony, who I failed to avoid calling by his first name even now that we were old and formal, had chosen to pursue a career in journalism. Although he had always had an interest in writing as a colt, his dreams had initially been to leave the Manehattan area. And although he did report in various places around Equestria, he was still living in Manehattan to this very day. He was a good fellow; the kind that one could rely on in a difficult position, and the sort of companion that one did not need to speak with on a regular basis in order to know of the unspoken but ever-prevalent friendship that existed. He was beaming from ear-to
My Little Pony - Hospice VIII Pt. 1My Little Pony - Hospice VIII Pt. 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
5 Months, 17 Days
He had the building surrounded. I'd barricaded myself in but he had managed to break through my defence. Attempting to conceal myself had made no difference; he was looking for me and would stop at nothing to catch me. I looked around the room for some way of escaping or some elaborate piece of furniture that I could hide behind or underneath, but there was no hope for that. Being utterly vulnerable was the worst part about it; I could not even arm myself with a weapon. I heard a hoof hammering against the door and lowered my head in submission. There was no escaping this time. Light flooded into the room, blocked out in fragments only by a figure standing in the doorway. I caught sight of him from the corner of my eye and shielded my gaze with a hoof. He saw me and remained on the spot for a second, cautiously observing my reaction. Only when he judged that it was safe to approach did he begin his advance, quick hooves driving him towards me.
"Well look who we
My Little Pony - Hospice IIIMy Little Pony - Hospice III4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
8 Months, 1 Day
"What would you like for your birthday?"
"You cannot just simply ask a lady such a question!"
Rarity was pouting. She wanted a gift for her birthday but she was giving me no clues as to what she desired. I knew that something fashion-orientated would be a good start, but she was the fussiest pony when it came to what to wear. Personally, I never had a problem finding things to wear; I just slipped on what felt most comfortable or practical on a given day. Take today, for instance. The last of the leaves were falling from the trees in golden and brown gusts, and the chill in the air required suitable measures to be taken. So I had vowed to wear a big, thick outfit. What it lacked in aesthetic appeal it more than made up for in warmth. But Rarity refused to wear something like that, and instead made it her mission to represent fashion at every turn. I just wished that every now and then she would take a break from fashion, although I was partly respons
Deaths Diary (Entry 1)Deaths Diary (Entry 1)4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Before I get started, there's one thing I want you to know: I am not evil! I promise you that I am not evil or sinister by any definition of the words. History isn't very kind to me; often giving a negative view of me. I want you to know that I am not bad I promise you that I am not. Please do not be afraid of me there is nothing to be afraid of. Despite what you may think or hear about me, I'm not evil but I can also see how people would think that I am. My job isn't a happy one.
Forgive me. I must confess that I'm not good at this kind of thing. I've never had the opportunity to express my opinions and viewpoints on things. Hell, I've never really had the time to sit down and write in a diary before, so I'm not really very experienced at this kind of thing. I'll do my best to be clear and understandable. You have to believe me when I say that what I will tell you isn't something that most people can take lightly.
I'm not going to bother with introduct
My Little Pony - Hospice VIIMy Little Pony - Hospice VII4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
4 Months, 6 Days
It was important that I not mess up this neat little situation that I currently found myself in. It is often far too easy to lose something good in this life due to carelessness, and this was something that I could not risk jeopardising. And so, my next actions would have to be mediated by logical thought and rationality. It was important to look at the facts before judging the scenario that I had stumbled into quite unwittingly. Firstly, Rarity had made it quite clear from the beginning that she had no interest in any form of relationship, and that her life was devoted to her work and, in more recent months, her rapidly increasing popularity. We hadn't had the relationship discussion for months, and I sincerely doubted that anything had changed. Sure, I was getting closer to her actively inviting me into her otherwise exclusive Inspiration Room and the kiss last night supported this but Rarity was impulsive and prone to fleeting indulgences. Secon
My Little Pony - Hospice IVMy Little Pony - Hospice IV4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
8 Months, 1 Day (Ibid.)
"It's freezing..." I complained quietly to myself less than a minute after leaving the train. I had deliberately allowed Clemency and her husband to leave the train before me, as I had no wish of getting into another hostile conversation with the stallion. He had loosely threatened me it really was quite uncalled for but it was hardly surprising given the locals of Manehattan. In the richer areas, especially the plaza district that Clemency had mentioned she was heading to, the ponies tended to be arrogant and possessive. I was glad that I would be spending no more time interacting with her and her crazy prison warden. I allowed for them to climb off of the train, both of them using magic to carry their luggage, and was most relieved when they set off in a different direction to myself. I fumbled around with the map that I had brought with me, my clumsy hooves almost tearing it whilst attempting to unfold it. It was one of those impossibly-f