The Seventh Apple - Part 1
The Seventh Apple - Part 1
“Would you like an apple, Snow?”
I watch as the fruit is handed across the table, seemingly so innocent. The skin is as red as my blood, and the white flesh as pure as my own and it has been tainted. I can smell the hint of bitterness sprinkled on the rosy surface, and I want to wretch again. I shake my head.
“You have to eat something… eventually,” my Stepfather purrs in a gravel-raw voice, “and apples are good for you.”
‘Not yours’, I think. The apple remains extended by his grim hand. I struggle to clear my throat. “No thank you,” I croak.
He grimaces and nudges the fruit closer. It rolls onto its side and collides with my arm. “In case you change your mind,” he says calmly, getting up from the opposite seat. It is well past sunset but no lights are turned on. Electric lights have been stinging my eyes recently, which might have seemed reason enough for him to turn
The Seventh Apple - Part 2The Seventh Apple - Part 21 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Seventh Apple - Part 2
The next morning we get a better idea of where we are. We go downstairs together, still holding hands. There’s a kitchen with tables and chairs. I think the furniture is second-hand. It’s bruised. The room smells of oatmeal. A kettle hisses on a worktop. There are a few women there, other lodgers I guess. They eat while seven children hide under the table legs. They play with toys which like the table were loved once. Faye comes in and waves us to a table. The other women smile sympathetically as we sit.
She sits us down to explain. This is a shelter for families that have been broken. Some of the women have the tell-tale marks on their face. I recognise them because I have them too. I doubt they all got them from walking into doors. I never knew this place existed before, but that’s because its top secret, Faye says. The contact number is guarded by charities and even the police, and given only to those who need it; who need somewhere neut
The Seventh Apple - Part 4The Seventh Apple - Part 41 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Seventh Apple - Part 4
He steers quietly. I’m a dead body lying in the back of a hearse, waiting for the cruel undertaker to put me six feet under. “Do you know much about lions, Snow?” he suddenly asks. He glances to my reflection in the mirror and I shake my head, “They are very territorial. When two males fight over their land they fight to the death. If the reigning lion wins then all carries on as normal. Do you know what happens if he loses and the winner takes over?” I shake my trembling head again. “The winner kills all the other’s remaining cubs. He removes any trace of the lion that was before, and he rules the pride from then on.” He gazes at me steadily but I say nothing, “So you see, what I’m saying is that it’s nothing personal, what’s happened to you.”
What’s happened to me? I dig my fingernails into the palms of my hands and grit my teeth, “It’s nothing but persona
Lifelong - AndleyAshley was 10 when he got his first babysitting job a the Biersack's house.Lifelong - Andley2 years ago in Romance More Like This
They had just moved in the neighborhood, and Ashley was impatient to wait another 6 years to get an actual paying job. He was too small and scrawny to be trusted with walking dogs, or fixing bikes and cars around the neighborhood either. Luckily, he was good at babysitting. He babysat his cousins all the time, so why not get a few extra dollars watching the neighbor's kid?
He was nervous. Very, very nervous. He wasn't sure how old the little Biersack was, he knew he was short and couldn't speak right normally, but he needed a job. Something to keep him occupied while everything was boring, and a few extra dollars wasn't too bad either. Ashley swung his leg over his bike and took off down the street, his skinny legs pumping and turning the petals quickly.
There was still a moving van outside their house, that's how new to the area they were. He saw Mr. Biersack carrying a stack of boxes out of the large orange U
Never Say Forever - AndleyIt was Warped Tour, and they were currently in California. It was 2011, and incredibly hot. All the bands who weren't on stage were walking round, sweating heavily and signing autographs to a bunch of lucky fans, or in their bus', hiding from the sun's harsh rays.Never Say Forever - Andley3 years ago in Drama More Like This
Black Veil Brides were making their debut appearance in Warped that year, having never played in the famous tour before. They were the designated 'BBQ Band' that year, meaning that in exchange for being allowed to play on the tour, they were responsible for cooking food for the other bands and crew, at the barbeque which was held most evenings.
That was why Ashley Purdy found himself in the small kitchenette of their bus, staring at the freezer, which was stashed full of chopped meat. He'd been looking for a tub of ice cream and stumbled upon the stash of chops, which had definetely not been there the night before.
"Andy?" He called to his boyfriend, who was in the bunk-space. A heavy thud was heard, making Ashley crin
A Band of Daddies - Bridecest"...Guys, we have a problem."A Band of Daddies - Bridecest2 years ago in Humor More Like This
Black Veil Brides were on tour in California, and that night would be playing the final show on their 'Church of the Wild Ones' tour. Mid-spring, the males in the band had their shirts off, and were milling around absently, playing video games, eating...Eager for the tour to be over. Several months straight touring really took it out of you.
...Especially when you found out that your bassist was pregnant, a week in.
Ashley was the whore of the band, sleeping with them all on tour to keep the men satified when they didn't have access to their significant other's. This meant that literally none of them knew who's baby it was, and therefore had all become incredibly protective over the bassist and his growing stomach.
Therefore, they all became alarmed when the heavily pregnant man said he had a problem.
"What's wrong? Is the baby okay? Are you hungry? Is it crushing your ribs again?" Jinxx fretted, sitting up. Ashley had been using him as a pillow. He wasn't
The Gruesome Gory Horror Show chpt1The Gruesome Gory Horror Show chpt12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
So she’d lost her way. If she had had one at all to begin with.
The woods around her were unfamiliar, a long way from home. She crept through, snapping twigs under her feet. Thorns ran long and painful lines down her skin which was a decaying shade of blue.
What day it is?
She had no clue of how long she’d been away from the living. It was somewhere near months now. She frowned, rubbing her arms to calm the goose pimples; she never realised the dead could feel a chill.
She looked down at her hands. They matched the giant stains of red on her ruined prom dress. Her underskirts dragged along behind her. The skirt was coming away from the bodice. What once was fuchsia pink was now the colour of death.
She lifted both her hands to her face, and stared obsessively at them. She could still feel the hug of a trigger around her thumb; the clutch of the gun she’d snatched from the boot of the car; the chafe of her heels as she’d st
Love Can Touch Us One Time... Chapter 1 -CashleyI jolted into an upright position, bed covers falling around me. My body was covered in sweat, and I was panting heavily, rapid breaths filling the room. I slowly dragged a tan, tattooed hand through my matted, black hair, and sighed, trying to calm my breath.Love Can Touch Us One Time... Chapter 1 -Cashley2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Always the same dream...
It had been haunting me for the past several months, now.
I slowly got up, shivering slightly at the cold. In the house I shared with my bandmates, I had the en suite, being the oldest, which came in handy for when I ran to the bathroom to splash water on my face to try and clear my head. Padding barefoot, wearing only a pair of hello kitty pyjama bottoms, to my bathroom, I turned on the lights, not even glancing at myself in the mirror before turning on the taps and letting the water fill my cupped hands, splashing it over my face.
"Just a dream, Ashley, just a dream."
My eyes flickered up to the mirror, and I almost screamed, managing to clamp a hand over my mouth before I woke up my bandmates. When I w
The Seventh Apple - Part 3The Seventh Apple - Part 31 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Seventh Apple - Part 3
Faye gives us a pack, just like Ashley said. Visitors from social services arrive daily to check in on everyone. A couple of the women and children are set to leave at last, having found a new chance at happiness in another city. The kids don’t completely understand why they’re leaving again, but their mothers are overflowing with joy. Faye decides that before they go we should have a small celebration, because we don’t have enough of those.
“I’ll make some food up,” Ashley volunteers.
Faye folds her arms, “Alright. But don’t feel you have to do everything yourself.”
“I’ll help,” I stand up to take my cereal bowl to the sink. Mum gazes at me in amazement.
“Can you cook?” Ashley whispers.
At first I expect him to laugh or call me stupid, but he does neither. His eyes light up and his right hand clenches. “I can teach you!” he exclaims.
I hover by t
Forever And Always -Kellic'Through the clothes I see the scars the ones the bullet left behind, its ripping you apart to a broken shell inside I understand it's too late to save you now but take my hand honey I'll make it alright take my hand you're safe with me tonight. The shadow left behind won't satisfy my need, don't force that smile because It's not true, the shattered the broken this life undue, charmed beyond meaning suffocated by dark are you sure that love can't penetrate the cage around your split heart. Cause without you I'm nothing, don't break this brittle heart its beating to save your life not end the cunning war…'Forever And Always -Kellic2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Knocking back another shot I glanced to my side as the venues manager, Tom hopped excitedly onto the bar stool beside me 'So, what do you think?' he paused looking back at the stage to see the new band trying to keep the performance together. The music is okay, the lyrics need working on, but to be honest I can't be bothered to even try to explain the ins and outs of lyrics esp
Home 2Once Jake has bandaged and cleaned up Andy, I turn to him, my eyes holding a soft gaze. “Are you hungry?” Andy nods vigorously. I smile warmly at him, gripping his hand. “You wait here, okay?”Home 22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Andy nods, but when I get up to leave, he immediately tears up again, clinging to my hand. “Honey, I need to—” He shakes his head, crystal tears dripping down his beautiful face. He clutches the notepad in one hand, beginning to write something down.
Please don’t leave me.
I nod, sitting back down. He’s still at work, scribbling away, a tear silently dripping onto the paper.
Please hold me again.
My arms instantly wrap around him and I hear him let out a choked sigh of content as he cuddles into me, whimpering slightly. He picks up the pen again, writing something else.
Who are you?
“Ashley Purdy”, I say warmly. “You can call me Ash, or well…” Andy’s eyes tear up again and I bite my lip
Baby On Board - Mpreg (request)"Andy, ANDY!"Baby On Board - Mpreg (request)2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The shrill, pained shriek echoed through the tour bus and jumped everyone awake. In the darkness, a rather large figure was crouching against a wall. It's back heaving while it groaned in pain. The lights were flicked on as another figure rushed to it, holding it. The light revealed a very pregnant Ashley leaned with his back pressed to the wall, tears streaming down his face as he clutched his middle. "Andy it's coming!"
"Did your water break?" Andy asked, trying to sound as calm as he could, but failed miserably as his voice cracked in the middle of the sentance.
"No, fuckhead, I pissed myself" Ashley said sarasticly "oh FUCK I can fell it's head!"
Nobody knew what to do, nobody had even SEEN anyone give birth before, and Ashley was the first to have a kid in the band. He panted heavily, the other 3 men coming over to try and help one way or another. Ashley kept screaming in pain while Andy tried to get him comfort. He led him to the sofa and had him lay down at a less
Cuddle-buddyThe guys from Black Veil Brides were exhausted. They had finally finished their tour, and had come back home to L.A.. No one had really wanted to go through the hassle of renting a room in a hotel to stay in for the night, so they had ended up using Andy's spare key to get into his parents basement. A lot had happened during the tour. Jinxx and Jake had finally become a couple and shockingly, so had Andy and C.C.. It was cold in the basement, and no one wanted to go find the thermostat, so blankets and cuddling it had been. Before crashing the guys had flattened out the two king size futons and pushed them together, so there would be room for them all to lay down and sleep when the time came, at the moment they were just talking quietly and dozing. C.C was leaning back against an armrest with Andy in between his legs, head on his chest. C.C was talking about one of the bands that they had met on tour. Jake lay with his head in Jinxx's lap, occasionally laughing with C.C., while Jake plCuddle-buddy2 years ago in Humor More Like This