Miles from civilization, Sid and Allie make camp at dusk.
"So. . . bounty hunter? How did you decide on such a. . . lucrative career?" Sid asks, sharpening his dagger.
". . ."
"Oh, come on. You stood up for me in front of those geezers who were going to hang me. Now, you're just going to ignore me? I saved your ass back there! Hell, if I am again. You suck."
"Unlike most bounty hunters, I have morals, but that doesn't mean I want to be your friend. In fact, I really don't like you."
"I have morals, too. Like I can't abandon a damsel in distress. If you were a dude, you'd be petfood for Satan's pet back there. Be thankful you were born wi
In the ocean, the ship containing Drew, Sean, Ivanna and their captors floats slowly to its next destination. On the deck, Charlotte and Danielle look through the loot they stole from the island while the three would-be criminals sit, bound by ropes. Charlotte looks through all of Ivanna's clothes and finds lingerie. She looks at Ivanna.
"Wow, ye like dressin' up fer yer boyfriends, don'cha?"
Ivanna and Sean look at each other, and Ivanna squeals.
"EW! With HIM?! God! Please, don't pluralize that! Drew's my boyfriend. That. . . thing is our lackey."
"I'm their partner-in-crime. And she loves me. Don't let her fool you."
A fight breaks out in the schoolyard of a school for skilled people. Several people with different abilities gather around to watch the battle. On one side is a young man with soft, blue eyes dressed in dark clothing. On the other side is a man with a monocle over one of his deep, sea-green eyes dressed in exotic clothing. In his hand, he holds a quarterstaff. Behind him, a young girl cheers him on.
"COME ON ARAV! TRASH HIM!"
Arav steps forward, and sneers.
"I've been waiting to demonstrate my power for too long. And you're the perfect guinea pig."
The dark young man stares at Arav blankly, and with a mono tone, he speaks.
"Why do you wa
"See you later, Dev."
"You aren't riding the bus, Ellie?"
"Nah, I'm going to walk home. It's nice out."
"Okay. Well, see you tomorrow!"
Devon gets on the bus and Ellie waves goodbye. As Ellie walks home, the weather gets colder. A sudden darkness is cast over her. She looks up towards the sky, and sees something covering the sun.
"I don't recall there being a solar eclipse today. . ." She mutters to herself.
It begins to grow darker, until it resembles night. Street lights come on, but flicker. Ellie gets scared, and runs quickly home. She finally makes it to her door, her pulse racing. She walks in to find the lights off. Not surprisin
The moon is veiled in clouds above me
The time is twenty forty-three
The general rouses us from our tents
In his eyes is a maniacal glint
We fall in line as per his orders
In the distance, the sound of hailing mortars
Despite the odds that predict our loss
I'm forced to fight; I kiss my cross
The sky simulates the hell beneath
Lightning and rain crash down on the heath
The air is thick with clouds of smoke
My clothes are damp, my spirits are soaked
Blood becomes all that I sense
Mothers, children; such a harsh consequence
My faith and resolve fade more with each death
The chilling rattle after their last breath
I don't know wh
On the top of a steep castle, a figure's silhouette is cast over the moon.
"Okay, Sebastian. You remember the plan?"
"I do not think it is well thought-out. Many innocents may die."
"Yeah, like you did. Don't forget who this is for."
"Dralle, I do not want vengeance. I was given the curse of metaphysical existance because of my brutal history. I do not deserve such a quick release."
"You were promised that if your killer perished, you would be able to rest in peace. There's no way he could have escaped from this area already. My guess from the wounds on your corpse, it was from a sword. Therefore, someone in this castle must have done it
In a small village on the outskirts of a large forest, chaos and panic break out.
"He stole our food!"
"I saw him kick a child and steal his candy bar!"
"He grabbed me when he ran by. . . tee hee."
Later, in the village's town hall, a meeting is held.
"This man is a nuisance. He has stolen half of our yearly supply of food. He's a hoodlum!"
"Not to mention his sticky fingers tend to do more than pilfer our food."
"I know what you mean. Ever since he came around, my wife has been wanting me to be more adventurous and sneaky. She wants me to act like a mugger!"
". . ."
"I mean, LET'S CATCH THE THIEF!"
". . .Right. But it's not that si
On an island in the middle of the ocean, a couple sit on the beach, messing around. The woman dressed in a skimpy bathing suit, the man dressed in a business suit, and an eyepatch.
"Oh, Drew. Oh. . . Drew!"
The breathy, sensuous voice of the woman exclaims.
"Excuse me, madam. Would you like a sex on the beach?"
"Oooh. . . depends. . . how much?"
"How about your-"
The loud, bellowing voice roars as a huge, enraged figure approaches the amorous couple.
"Sean, what the hell? Can't you see we're in the middle of something here?"
"Well, Drew. I would be in the middle of something, had you not EATEN MY POTATOES! Thos
Grey Matter Split: Black and White
My girlfriend and I were meant for each other
I cannot imagine ever loving another
We're not only in love, we are the best of friends
It's clear to anyone that this will never end
It's silly to believe such a relationship could work
She's a beautiful girl with potential, I'm a perverted jerk
I'll never be the man that she deserves
I'm just another sleaze with a fixation on curves
My family argues day and night
I'm forced to listen to them fight
But at least they don't resort to violence
Despite the lack of peace and silence
I cannot sleep because of this
These ongoing screams of bitterness
A stoic, winged creature settles in the woods
Its darkened plumage suggests that it is of no good
Not a mean-spirited creature, but merely disturbed
This is why it is brooding when it is observed
Guiding others from harm, while neglecting itself
Had taken its toll on the chrono crow's health
Sinking further within its very being, it loses its sanity
Losing all sense of judgement, morality and even vanity
Loneliness and discontentment handicap his fight
He finally goes against his will and does what isn't right
Now unforgiven by himself, he broods amongst the trees
"What happens to me now?" he thinks "I'm like a damned disease!"
. . .Rebecca was stricken with fear by the oncoming car, but her feet felt heavy, like they were bolted to the road. Screams unheard in the eerily silent night, she knew this was where it ended. But to her amazement, the car stopped just as quickly as it moved. But her feet still couldn't budge. The door of the car opened, and a figure stepped out. Veiled by the darkness, her heart began to beat out of control as the person approached. Unsure of their intentions, she began sobbing and pleading. "I. . . don't want to die, yet. There are so many people I love. And so many things I have yet to do. . ." The figure steps into the headlights of the
Gazing into the dark, she becomes terrified. Turning back to the rain, she sees the same darkness sweeping over everything. As if devouring the landscape. The darkness enveloping her, her only thought is to scream. After doing so, she opens her eyes to see that everything has been covered in darkness. Except the mysterious trees with orbs of light rotating around them. Looking at the ground beneath her, she notices a small boy, who, despite the lack of light, appears as if he were in a perfectly lit room. "Miss? Why were you screaming? Are you new?" Rebecca bewilderedly shakes her head. "I don't know. Where am I? I was just at school, now, I'
Rebecca turns to Harold. "Uhm. . . Harold? Would you come with me? I won't ask anything else from you. As soon as you help me get to this guru, I will go jump in some water somewhere and get out of here. Hah. That sounds so weird. . . But I just don't want to go alone." Harold kneels before Rebecca. "It would be an honor. I will guard you, even if it means becoming a spirit tree." Rebecca chuckles. "Please get up. I'm not going to ask for you to give your life for me. I'd just feel better having someone with me." The little boy runs up to Rebecca and tugs at her shirt. "Miss? I'll go with you, too, if it's alright." Rebecca smiles warmly and
Once off of the train, Harold points to a distant cottage. "That's where the guru is." Rebecca looks around, and notices a larger amount of spirit trees. "So. . . this area has seen its share of phantom massacres, eh?" Harold nods. "This was the first place Ledor struck when he came here. He's the cause of almost 80% of the spirit trees here. Not just this region. But this entire plane. He's powerful. And tends to go after new arrivals. So please be careful, Rebecca." Rebecca sighs. "Well, why didn't he go after my grandma?" "Because, like you, I was able to guard her until the train. As of yet, Ledor hasn't gone near the train. He's scared o
Making their way back to the station, sorrow and relief intertwine through them. The mixture of feelings leaves them all at a loss for words. Finally arriving, they wait around silently for the train to pass around once again. Suddenly, all of the surroundings of the train station fade away and distant screams are heard. Harold turns to Rebecca and Sebastian. "Follow me!" Harold leads them back from where they just came from. Rebecca notices a change in the distance. "Where's the Guru's house? And what's that flicker of light over there?" Before Harold can answer, a shrouded man jumps from behind a tree. In a sinister, muffled voice, he begin
During the walk, Harold begins to reminisce about his living days. Thinking about his childhood, and hearing of the princess' birth. It was that day that he swore he would grow up to become a guard. From that day on, he worked harder, did more than the chores he was assigned to, became more obediant and refused to do anything fun if it wasted time he could spend bettering himself. The moment he saw the innocent child being displayed to the people, a since of justice and honor was instilled in him. His parents raised him to be generous, caring and honest. But they hadn't expected in a million years their son would grow up to be a personal guar
Living in one place for many a year
Makes us feel jaded and brings us to tears
We curse our hometown, and pray to escape
But despite our best efforts, we're caught by the nape
Against our desires, we're forced to stay put
And live out our days while stuck it a rut
The harsh reality makes itself clear
That we are never escaping from here
Our own private hell that we loathe and detest
The despicable place that gave us life, but not rest
But on some days when the mood is just right
We realize we're all just a little uptight
For all of the bad our town has produced
It's all of the good that gives us our boost
The car rides, the part
Standing outside of the stronghold, there is a colorful mist surrounding the large, metal building. A simple square block of what appears to be solid steal. The mist seems to be a form of pollution from the chemicals that Ledor had been mixing. Figuring the only way in is through the top, they attempt to float in. Rebecca being the only one who can float high enough to see into the building, but unable to move towards it. She begins to float back down when a familiar voice speaks from behind. "Must you give up before you try? I told you you should practice." Rebecca turns to see a disappointed Maurice. "What are you doing here?" "I figured Ha
Looking at the stars at night
Picking out the brightest ones
Emanating gorgeous light
In total awe of distant suns
In life, it seems, it's not the same
The brightest stars impel no awe
The dim ones that appear as plain
Are the ones that have the fewest flaws
The ones that shimmer tend to hide
The darkest core beneath the glow
The dimmest ones have naught applied
But give themselves the time to grow
Never acknowledged for the twinkle they lack
Often ignored for their natural state
The dim stars get darker and fade to black
Such a sad one is the dim star's fate
But one day, they will be thought of by all
As the stars that shine
The day that the hand came down from above
Will be remembered for years to come
Awakening the spirit of care and love
It is considered the holiest day to some
After hatred and greed had taken their toll
The ultimate power had enough of the mess
Everything that lives has a personal soul
And no one should ever be treated as less
Shading the sun with its incredible size
The hand broke the sky striking fear into all
The people gazed on with shock and surprise
"Armageddon is here! Civilization will fall!"
But rather than cause destruction as feared
The hand simply scattered rays from its palm
When the bright prism light had finally c