TOD part 16TOD part 166 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"...Happy Birthday, Aiden!" Leah sang, running up to me.
I smiled warmly. I was finally eighteen.
We were laughing and talking, and then, since it was Halloween, I finally recognized her outfit.
"A princess?" I laughed.
"Yes. And you?" I looked down at my plain clothes. Jeans, sneakers, and a tee shirt.
"But Halloween is like, your day! You should be gored out and having a party!" She laughed.
I played with the hem of her dress.
"Sorry. I just..forgot, you know? And what princess," I said, getting up and taking her hand, "likes to dance with a gored out drunkard?"
I could see, filing out of a few houses down, were two young kids, probably middle schoolers. Like in middle school, you had those little walk-you-to-class-and-hold-my-hand crushes. The young girl with strawberry blond hair was wearing a fairy outfit, and the boy in a butterfly catcher costume. His butterfly net held his candy.
I could have sworn the girl pecked him on the cheek, b
2. LoveLove is a terrible thing. You're flying high one second, and then your face is scraping the asphalt and she's gone.2. Love6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Just like that.
One mistake. Or rather, in her life, a miracle.
I hadn't ever done her wrong. I had never physically hurt her, I had tried to help her. I wanted to make her happy...Protect her.
But the bloodsucking leech just dropped abandon her in a forest, and she tries to save his life.
"Hell with his life! Let him die! And all the rest of the leeches who decide to just disappear without her!"
My hands trembled violently, and for once, Leah was quiet. She was sitting in Emily's kitchen table, eating a muffin.
I was furious. Bella, the love of my life, decides to disappear because of her leech love.
Was I really that unwanted, that she would leave without even considering her options?
She could have it all. A home, a protector, someone to save her from herself. Someone to wipe away the fat tears that streamed down her cheeks at the very thought of him.
Jacob's SongI'm so tired of being hereJacob's Song6 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Suppressed by all my childish fears
And if you have to leave
I wish that you would just leave
'Cause your presence still lingers here
And it won't leave me alone
These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase
When you cried I'd wipe away all of your tears
When you'd scream I'd fight away all of your fears
And I held your hand through all of these years
But you still have
All of me
You used to captivate me
By your resonating light
Now I'm bound by the life you left behind
Your face it haunts
My once pleasant dreams
Your voice it chased away
All the sanity in me
These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase
I've tried so hard to tell myself that you're gone
But though you're still with me
I've been alone all along
LDE part 2"Dare I say it, but Mel, you look awful." Manuel pulled up a chair besdie her.LDE part 26 years ago in General Fiction
"I feel like it too, honestly."
"I brought you some dya old coffee."
Mel looked at him and rolled her eyes. He was holding a steaming brand new cup.
"Kidding, Mel. Lighten up." He set it down and took the files from her view.
"I swear to God, if you don't get to sleep tonight, I'm gunna make you chug down more coffee."
"Is that a threat?" She yawned.
He pulled on a strand of her hair and browsed through the files.
She slumped down onto her arms and closed her eyes.
"Why did you stay up late last night?" He sipped his coffee.
"Coffee ruins your teeth."
"I can manage." He flashed his brilliant white smile at her. Mel sipped her coffee and let the hot liquid soothe her sore thoat.
"Mel, you gotta tell me things." He looked up.
"I couldn't sleep." She rolled her eyes and took back the file.
"All you need to do is think of me." He grinned again.
"You are such a flirt," she sighed. She got up.
"Are you goin
The AngelThe little girl sat on a wooden swing in the park.The Angel6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Everyone was long gone.
The sun was setting and it was getting dark.
The street lamps flickered on.
She was tired and scared.
She thought nobody cared,
That she was sitting alone,
Still as a stone.
A boy her age
Walked up to her.
He held a cage
and in it
A tiny bird.
He showed her.
And in time,
the sunlight cast down
in the tiny little town.
On the girl who thought
She wasn't so scared.
Now that she took his hand.
She knew he cared,
as he made her stand.
And the three had flown
in the middle of the day
to the heaven
would be alone.<b>
Character Christmas -Oneshot-She's such a rushCharacter Christmas -Oneshot-6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She's such a crush
She's one in a million
She's such a rush
Can't get enough
She's pumping through my veins
She's too fun to be so gone with me
Too good to be true to me
"I can't believe this is our 18 Christmas together."
"Married? Cos we have had alot of Christmases."
"Yeah...married." She sighed.
"Merry Chirstmas, Bella." Pilip said as he handed her a tiny, silver wrapped box. She looked up and grabed the box.
She peeled off the paper, opening the box.
"I know how much you missed your necklace when it broe, so, I decided to get you another one." Philip was holding her hand, the afghan blanket wrapped around his shoulders. He watched Bella's long fingers pull out an old leather cord. Following the cord was an iradescent abalone shell, and it was shaped almost like heart.
Bella gasped. "Philip...." She said. Scratched out on the back of the shell was their names, and their son, Aiden. Philip gently took the necklace and got up.
TC Part 5I got home, I realized I had been out longer than i had planned. I tried to compose my face so I looked happy. Maybe I wouldn't tell my mom. I walked up the front porch steps and entered the screen door.TC Part 56 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
My mom was coming down the stairs. "Hayley, you were out late. Look what time it is." I glanced at the clock. It was already almost seven o' clock at night. she smiled. "I'm not mad. How'd your day go?"
This was my moment. I let the tears I'd been holding back half the day spill over. I grimaced as I cried.
"He stood me up. Then I went to the park with Ryan." I managed to choke out.
"Oh, sweetie, I'm sorry. Ryan called, but I guess he got a hold of you." She hurried down the stairs and pulled me against her, kissing my forehead. "Sweetie, whoever stood you up will realize who he's missing out on." She mumbled into my hair, hugging me.
I sighed. I stopped crying quicker than I imagined. "How about we go to dinner tomorrow, and open presents today?" I nodded. "Go on upstairs then. I'll b
TC Part 3In a small town, everyone knew who you were. They knew about your ballet trecital, or your ribbon for the spelling bee in elementary, or the A+ you made on your test. YThey were just a big, extended family.TC Part 36 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Hayley! Good to see you! How's your foot?" I looked up from my menu, even though I didn't need to read it. I always ordered the same thing, a salad with M&M's with no dressing. Ryan had me try his at home, and his mom owrked here. So we dared each other to order the salad with M&M's. So many peopel thought it was so bizarre, they ordered it. And they liked it. So now it was on the menu. The 'Hayley Special' Ryan had his mom say. So ever since eighth grade, I ate the same thing at this little diner.
Ryan's mom, Mrs. Banks, stood above me, smiling softly. She wore her comfy uniform, and her hair was up. When her hair didn't cover the sides of her face, I could see Ryan in her. The rounded chin, the brown eyes, the reddish brown hair. I smiled and closed my menu.
"What I normally get.
TC Part 2I struggled with myself to hobble over with the bulky black cast on my leg to the stables. I recieved a few giggles and laughes from the younger riders, butI said nothing to them. I jsut kept walking proudly to Miss Lacy's office. I told her Icouldn't make it to the competetion.TC Part 26 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"That's a shame, Hayley. You and Casper would have exceeded expectations." Lacy Banks sighed and filled out a peice of paper.
"It's my mom. She doesn't want me to participate cos of my toe."
"Well, I would imagine, you need time to heal. I promise you'll be fine. There are other competitions." She continued to jot things down on the paper. Her long fingers delicately held it.
I took it, arguing with myself about what it said.
"Take that to Andrew Hays. Since he is in your division and just as good as a rider as you are, he will be taking up duty for your horse."
Andrew Hays? Oh no. God No.
"What? No, no no no no. This is a mistake. What about Darcy?" I searched Lacey's face. She was serious. I tried to rack my
LDE part 6"Mel..." Manuel sighed.LDE part 66 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Manuel, we have to! I mean, we can't just be out here while it rains and not enjoy it! It's so...fresh. The rain at home is not. Please?" She turned to face him.
"You are too good at that."
"Good at what?"
"Making me give in." Manuel took her hand.
"I seduce you??" She laughed. Manuel didn't laugh with her. He raised an eyebrow at her.
"...Honestly Mel. If you don't, then what was last night?"
"But you are the one who wanted-"
"Never mind, Mel." He took her face in his hands. "I'm not mad. At all." He grinned.
"...Please?" He batted his eyes and laughed.
"But I want to go outside..."
"Melanie..." he sighed. He pulled her closer. Their bodies were close, touching. They fit together like puzzle pieces.
HEr breathing raced.
"Please, Melanie?" He said again. She grimaced.
"And you say that I'm good at making you give in."
He kissed her softly and let her go.
She watched him walk away.
"Wait wait! You convince me to stay here w
TC Part 9His warm arms wrapped around me. I could no longer feel the emptiness within my heart. Every moment I was with him, every little touch, made my heart spill over. I could no longer bear to have another in my life. When i looked up at the blinding sunlight, in his warm brown eyes, I knew I was home.TC Part 96 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
And that would have been alright if I hadn't been asleep. Ryan found me dozing off in a corner in our clubhouse. I hadn't been there long, just long enough for me to sit down and doze in and out.
"Hayley?" I pried my eyes open to see my best friend, my life. Ryan stoo, his hand on my shoulders, shaking it. I yawned.
"What?" I aid. I got up and wobbled on my cast. He steadied me.
"For what, exactly?" I asked, confused. Why would he be sorry? Wasn't it my turn to take the blame for being a jerk?
"For not telling you sooner. For expecting your immediate reply. For expecting you wouldn't love anyone else because I loved you."
"Wait! No! This-"
"Stop!" I demanded,
LDE Part 8 -Final Part-"...Solved?" Melanie said softly. Mr. Jenkins nodded.LDE Part 8 -Final Part-6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"But...it was just for money? No little drama? Nothing interesting? Jst over her??"
Manuel shook his head.
"We worked so hard..." Melanie compalined.
"I guess not all things have to be so big on drama, Mel."
Mr. Jenkins sighed.
"I didn't think it'd be that easy. But he called in and confessed. His story went wit the evidence, so we had him write it. His trial's next week."
"Damn." Melanie sighed and turned away from them, swiftly walking to her desk.
"Damn. Damn it all."
"Malanie, whats wrong? It's solved! YOu won't be haunted anymore!"
"That's it. THat's why! I was so terrified, so hurt, and it just stops over a guy confessing. DAMN. I thought it would be so much more complicated...I should have never thought..."
Manuel laughed. "Not all things are as they seem. YOu had a very good opinion, bu it just wasn't like that. You can't determine it instantly- it takes time. Things change. But you just can't decide what i
TC Part 7I stroked Casper's snout. My brain was filled with so many emotions. Love, hate, fury, joy....Against my will, I talked to Andrew.TC Part 76 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Hey, Hayley. Sorry about yesterday." Andrew turned around to look at me. Casper was chugging down soe water. Andrew jogged towards the rail of the padock. "My sister...and a party..."
"Yeah. Ryan told me." I tried not to be friendly, but just like in my dream, my brain wouldn't listen. I fidgeted with the loose hairband on my wrist.
"Do you still want your gift?" He grinned, his smile brilliant. His green eyes sparkled.
I basically melted right there. My brain was totally disconected from my body. It took no signals from what I had planned to do. I looked back up at the innocent looking guy, and nodded.
He reached into his pocket and took ot a little box. I opened it, and found a charm for my bracelet.
It was a Daisy, my favorite type of flower. I watched the tiny diamond in the middle sparkly magnificently under the warm, bright sunlight. I
LDE part 5"I'm...so...tired..." Mel said as Manuel pulled her towards the large cabin.LDE part 56 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She could hear the clanking of dishes.
"We made it in time, Mel, don't crash now!" Manuel supported her weight.
"Manuel!" A young girl called.
Manuel steadied Mel and crouched down. The girl ran up to him and hugged him.
"Hola Marisol. ¿Cómo es usted? ¿Es hecha su mamá con la comida? ¿Ah, ella? Esto es Melanie. Ahora vaya se fuga."
Mel was bewildered as he spoke in perfect Spanish to his niece.
"Adios, Melanie!" Marisol called as she took off running down the path.
"What did you tell her?"
" I asked her how she was and if the dinner was ready. And i told you who you were."
"Oh." He laughed and pulled her closer.
"What did she say about me?" She breathed, looking at him.
"Nothing that bad." He laughed.
He leaned forward and almost kissed her.
But his sister interrupted him.
"Manuel, if you don't get in here, mom will have your butt!"
They both sighed and went inside.
"Will I know anythi
Love Doesn't Exist Part 1Love Doesn't Exist Part 16 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Melanie Cross was stacking some files up and puttign them in theclosed case box.
"Ms. Cross, the case has been closed for twenty years. Why do you keep coming back to it?" Mel turned to see her boss leaning against the wall. He was a dark, heavyset man with a frosted beard and little hair. He sighed.
"They were my parents...I...I can't let it go that easy. I was just born when they were killed."
"But I don't tink it's right for you to be going through their files. It' something that will haunt you." His voice was soft.
"I do not want to be haunted. Just to be reassured that the man who took my parents life from them has his own life taken." She took off her glasses and folded them up, tucking them into the pocket on her blouse. She straightened up her red hair, then walked out of the dim lighted room into the busy officeplace of the dectective force.
She passed the bright, cherry desks of her co-workers.
There was her bosses desk, and the golden plate read "Mr. Jenkins". She passed tha
TC Part 8"Mom, I'm going to Ryan's. Darcy's having a surprise party." I grabbed my bag and hopped out the door.TC Part 86 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I felt too happy. Iremember Andrews exact owrds.
"So, basically, when you ask if I wanna go riding, you're asking me out?"
"Uh, sure?" HE laughed. I blushed. "Hayley, I know this is kinda sudden, but, I don't know. I wanna spend more time with you. I want to know more about you."
I felt like the spotlight was on my then. Like I could start flying magically.
My heart had stopped.
"Uh. Sure." I was such an idiot. Now I wanted to hit myself cos I couldn't sound very excited.
"But, there's one thing I wanna know." I asked softly. HE squeezed my hand.
"Why me? I mean, why, out of all the girls who have crushes on you, why did you choose, plain ol' Hayley Barker?"
He laughed, to my surprise. "I don't...know. YOu just caught my attention. But can't you just be happy and end the conversation?"
I nodded and we laughed on the way to his truck.
TC Part 6I jumped out of my bed when I heard someone open my window.TC Part 66 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I reached over and turned the lights on, expecting it to be Darcy.
"Darcy said that if you don't answer your phone, you wont answer you door. She's coaching me. She told me to clim through tyour window."
"You weren't supposed to tell her that!" I heard someone hiss faintly.
I was confused. I wasn't fully awake yet.
"I'm going to...leave, now." He turned around, but I could see Darcy's tiny hands on his chest. She pushed him back and shut the window. I saw her pale skin disappear down my tree.
"I uh, realize what time it is, but-"
"What time is it?" I asked, straightening up and rubbing my eyes.
"Too late." He said sheepishly. I picked up my phone.
It was midnight.
"What the hell are you doing, crawling through my window at midnight???" I said, my voice annoyed.
He scratched his head. "Darcy, well, told me that you must have been mad at me. So I listened."
"Since when do you learn to listen to Darcy?" I said, rela
TOD part 17 -Final Part-TOD part 17 -Final Part-6 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I melted on the spot.
The one girl, in the middle of the mob of seniors, was the one that caught my heart in my throat every time I saw her.
The blood red dress. the red heels. Black hair falling, tumbling down her shoulders. The mask.
Oh the mask.
It was decorated. The feathers, the paint, she looked porcelain. The way she stood off the to the side, her mask giving away nothing about her.
I glanced around, recognizing my friends. Their masks hid their eyes, but not the rest of their faces.
Liek Meaghan, her thin lips, her pale face. It did nothing to compliment the white dress. She looked uninviting.
Darius wore black. Easy to spot.
But she was staring at me now. My heart pounded.
Ask her to dance?
I knew nothing about who she was.
For all I knew, it could be a complete stranger.
I had to find Leah, first.
She was walking towards me now.
Where was LEah?
I picked up my cell phone and dialed.
I stole a glance at the girl again. She paused, and dug through her
LDe part 4"Take a break from the case, guys. We've found our Jane Doe."LDe part 46 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Every looked up at Mr. Jenkins. Manuel stopped copying papers and Mel stopped gathering them up and putting them in files.
Brittni twisted around in her chair to look at Mr. Jenkins.
Audrey and Hayley, two secretaries, stopped to look at them.
"Audrey, Hayley, move along. This isn't your case." Mr. Jenkins said firmly.
Manuel grabbed Mel's hand and squeezed it, dropping it as quickly as he'd picked it up.
She looked at him and blushed, but returned her focus to Mr. Jenkins.
"Where? When?" Brittni said, trying to get Mr. Jenkins back on track.
"Last night. While some of us were burning their hands with Spanish rice at three in the morning, I actually did my work that day. I went through the files and called a co-worker of Chase. They knew our Jane Doe. I'm going to go interrogate her, while you all get your well deserved Thanksgiving vacation."
"That's a first," Manuel mumbled. He shoved his hand in his pocket.
"Well, get out
Forever Together part 19"Excuse me?" Penny had her hands on her his, glaring intently at Bella.Forever Together part 196 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"So you're not goign to dish to me? Anything? At all?"
"But you were raped!"
"Almost." Bella grimaced at the wall, then turned to face Penny.
"Ugh. Isabella, sometimes you drive me crazy."
"Okay then. I'll tell you. Girl is stupid .Girl pulls in intruder. Girl is fooled. Boy makes move. Girl is helpless. Man comes in. Man breaks boys face. End." Bella smirked and turned back to her work.
Maybe if she looked like she was happy, then Penny would leave her alone. Maybe she couldn't see in her eyes how she was falling to peices inside. Philip had insisted she stay at home, but Bella decided against it. Now, with trembling arms and quaky knees, Bella was shoveling hay into a wheelbarrow at her job.
"Hmm.." Penny silently stalked behind her, placing her hands on Bella's shoulders.
"Bella, how can you possibly be fine with this? And did you find out who your attacker was? Nothing but the story of
The Competition Part 1OOC;// When I take breaks, they are never for very long, or I forget what I love to do. Really, really corny, but yeah. Sooo, with much excitement....MARA IS BACK!The Competition Part 16 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
*charlie the unicorn*
Er, okay then.
I couldn't feel my toes. I smiled as the numbness of the ice cold water made the ache on my broken pinky toe feel mch better. I was still shivering, the ice was ice, but I focused on the fact that it made my foot better.
"The swelling will stay down. I'm still debating whether you really did break your toe with a horse." My frantic mother sighed softly, pouring more of the transparent cubes of solidified water into the tub.
I sighed. "Mom, Casper got scared. His hoof caught the edge of my boot. I'm not bleeding, I'm just very immobile for a few days. It's not a big deal." I grabbed her arm and she looked at me. "I swear. There is nothing wrong. It's alright for me to get hurt once and awhile. When you choose to do something danger
LDE part 3"...Mel?" Manuel opened the door to his apartment. Mel shrugged and sighed.LDE part 36 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"I...lost my key." She frowned. Manuel raised his eyebrow.
"I told you that you need more sleep." He dangled some keys on his fingers.
"I left those here?" She gasped.
"Yeah. I was gunna call you- but I got sidetracked."
"Well, I guess I should go now.." She looked outside and set down her bag. The light snow was just starting fall. The stars were covered. She could see her breathe. She shivered.
"Well, bye, M." She started to step quickly away, not bothering to grab her bag.
"Mel, you're so forgetful," Manuel muttered. He grabbed her bag and ran up to her.
He collided into her.
"Watch it-" Mel turned around and almost tripped over her feet entangled with his.
"Really?" He caught her.
"You forgot your bag. Tonight, promise me you'll get some sleep?" He touched her cheek.
"Sleep sounds lovely. If I could."
Manuel grasped her hand.
"Maybe I should stop buying you coffee."
"It's not the coffee that's
Be StrongBe strong in the face of dangerBe Strong6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Be strong when facing a stranger
Be strong when no one is there
Be strong when youre anywhere
Be strong when confronting a fear
Be strong when you shed a tear
Be strong, God is with you
LDE Part 7"What were you doing out there, Manuel? Killing somone? I heard their screams... Are they alright?" Manuel's sister Alexa teased.LDE Part 76 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Melanie and Manuel blushed and looked down. But Manuel squeezed her hand and looked at his sister straight in the eyes. His flaming cheeks could have been from fury, or because embarrassment, but he was mad.
Melanie was lost the moment he started speaking.
"¿Usted sabe lo que, Alexa? ¡Cállese justo! Yo no dije nada acerca de él mordisco amoroso en el cuello. ¡Ahora usted puede ser cortés acerca de mi vida, especialmente con un huésped aquí! Ella y yo merecen más respeto. Mi vida del sexo es mi propio negocio, así que deja nosotros somos."
OOC:// For those of you who don't speak spanish, it said this: You know what, Alexa? Just shut up! I said nothing about he hickey on your neck. Now you can be polite about my life, especially with a guest here! She and I deserve more respect. My sex life is my own