14: Durias and JulieWhat have I done?More Like This
Durias stood frozen in the dimly lit dining hall, the little brunette bundled in his arms.
The portal in the stone wall behind him fizzled and popped as it slid closed, the dark alleyway beyond the opening shimmering like the surface of a lake before fading back into the wall.
His heart hammered in his chest as the reality of what he had done sank in.
He had made a terrible, colossal, god-awful mistake.
I should not have taken her.
He had acted on impulse, throwing caution to the wind--something he had never done in his thirty-one years. In battle, such brash action would surely have gotten he and his men killed, and he couldn’t understand how he could so easily go against his principles now.
I had to possess her…I do not understand it…
Durias had been so taken with Julie--so curious as to why she had stirred such longing within him so quickly, so completely--that he hadn’t even considered the danger he would put her i
UntitledSuch a sweet sadness fillsMore Like This
Spills from this upturned heart of mine.
Only a few sips from yours
Satisfied the taste my heart craved.
You left, it fell, and it hit the floor.
Not a glassy cascade, just a pour.
No not an extended crinkle of glass
To extend the pain not past.
Just a Crack
Plain, mechanical, efficient.
Such is the lesson for emotions
Upon which one is dependant.
Yet these tears won't fall
Until your hands are there to catch them.
With every new day comes a horizon,
And what blinding a morn comes!
I can take a full breath, desired air,
Freshened by the frigid night.
By heat my world is wakened,
My cheeks warmed by the returned.
She lifts the dew from off my brow
Having settled in endless night
And my heart leaps to capture her
Sweet words left floating for me.
I might have had a dream to live
But it's been erased in reality.
But these new tears won't fall
Until you are ready to catch them.
Warm up - Wind starterWind howled through the leaves and branches of a maple forest, giving breath to the song of the trees. the sun cast its final goodbye for the evening as it went to rest beyond the mountains, as the moon awoke from the oceans horizon. as the sun finished it's journey across the horizon, the stars took their places in the night sky. Animals of the day settled in their earthly burrows and predators awoke to stalk the night for any daring enough to claim it's place with the moon and stars. Men retired from their work to the warmth of fires in their homes, and the comfort of families nearest. Slowly, though also quickly in succession, the lights about the houses died out at their masters' commands. As they went, stories of old and new filled the hearts of the young and took them to the lands of their dreams where they could be anyone, anywhere. They could take their place among the stars in large ships, they could travel the oceans, they could meet a new friend, they could make a new toy toMore Like This