Hi everyone! So, I believe a few of you know my sister, Jen over at Anakin & His Angel, but if not, check out her site if you love Star Wars ;D
Anyways, each month, Jen chooses a topic to write about Star Wars and anyone who feels like participating, can make a post with their thoughts and link back for everyone to see. I decided I’d do it today
At first I was kinda confused, because I think a lot of the troopers are really cool! Like the Flame Troopers, Snow Troopers, and the upcoming Death Troopers and I’d have to say that my favorite are the…..
Death Troopers!! Seriously, they’re so cool and intimidating!! They look like they are ready to just destroy, and yes, I know I’m a Light Side person and I’m all about the good side winning, BUT – the Death Troopers look amazing and I need to see them be awesome as far as fighting goes.
I think what I really love about the Death Troopers is that their armor is black. We’ve only ever seen white as the main color and I just really like that they chose to go with black for these guys. It makes them scarier and seem so much more powerful. And the armor seems like heavy metal to me! I loves it 😉
So there you have it! Keep an eye out for next month’s topic! It’s gonna be a fun one! ;D
Have a great day!
Hi everyone! Wow, been a while, huh? XD
I just had such a fun time getting caught up with Character Studies, so I decided to post one of them today!
Character Studies is done by Morgan. So basically what you do, is you copy and paste the questions from her blog and then have your character answer them. My main character, Connor, in the book I’m writing will be answering the questions below
- You need some time with friends, being social. What do you do and where do you go?
I’m not social. I’m a hermit. But if I have to answer this question, I’d say that I’d find someone who enjoys hunting and go hunting in the woods.
- You want some time alone. Just you and yourself. What do you do?
Now this one I can answer! I sleep.
- You’re feeling creative. What do you do?
Creative? Creative? Uhhh….. Decorate my house with animal heads and skins.
- What do you do when you don’t want to do anything useful or productive? Your favorite “useless waste of a time”?
I never really do anything useful or productive, so let’s say sleep.
- What do you do when it rains?
Stay inside and complain that I can’t go hunting.
- What’s your favorite outdoor activity?
Hunting. You haven’t figured that out by now?
- Do you like to read?
- What makes you laugh?
Nothing. Try all you want, it’s not happening.
- You’re going to a museum/exhibit of some kind. What is at the museum and who do you go with? Do you enjoy yourself?
One word – Booorrinnng.
- BONUS: What’s your favorite kind of cookie?
Molasses cookies are the best. You should have more questions like the bonus ones.
You’re probably wondering why I have such a terrible character, but really, the book explains it all LOL!
Hope you enjoyed!
Today, I am ignoring the temptation to lie on the couch, read blogs, or just wander around helplessly. Today, I am listening to Master Yoda’s wise words; Do or do not, there is no try.
Today, I have decided not to try to write, but to actually write. But in order to get myself more in the mindset, I need my writerly effects.
1. Attire. I need to be comfortable and cool during these hot days, so I chose to wear my tank top that says “Wandering.” To me, it can represent many things, but today it represents my wandering into/inside my book.
2. Accessories. In the previous picture, you can see I was wearing a OUAT Storybook necklace. How can wearing a book around your neck not make you wanna write? Also, I snapped on my “Authoress” and “Storybrooke” bracelets. I wear my “authoress” one every time I write. The Storybrooke seemed fitting to my mood today, so I chose that one, as well.
3. I need something yummy. I was craving some S’mores Oreos, so I grabbed a couple to tide me over until lunch. Also, I always make it a point to have a water bottle with me, but I was craving something more refreshing, so I chose my Strawberry Lemonade Sparkling Ice drink
Now, all I need to do is resist the temptation to go online and actually start typing, and I will be set for a writing day! XD
What are your “writerly effects?”
Hi everyone! Sorry for not posting in over a week – I got busy doing other things 😉
This is a post I’ve been planning for a while now. I’ve been super excited since the announcement of Frozen 2, but lately I’ve been feeling anti-Frozen because of my first requirement for Frozen 2:
I absolutely, positively, most definitely do not want Elsa to be gay. So many people are petitioning for Elsa to have a girlfriend in the next movie and it’s honestly making me sick – even Idina Menzel herself is for it! Elsa is perfect the way she is – she’s a character loved and obsessed over by thousands of people – she should just stay the way she is!
I’ll be extremely upset with Disney if they go through with this – so please, Disney, if you’re reading this – don’t do it.
My second wish for Frozen 2:
That Elsa has a love interest (not a girlfriend). I really want her to fall in love with a super handsome, super nice guy! She deserves it – she really does XD Don’t you think Jack Frost would be perfect? I think Disney and Dreamworks should team up just once…. XD
That they all have new costumes and don’t wear the same outfit and same styles throughout the entire movie. Come on – be realistic! I was so thankful they had new outfits in Frozen Fever, but please – how about a new style, Disney? 😉
Anna and Kristoff either need to be married or get married in the movie. I literally will die if this doesn’t happen. They love each other and I’m sure a lot of time will have passed, so they should be talking wedding plans, right? XD
That Kristoff sings more!! He has such an amazing voice and he hardly sings in Frozen or Frozen Fever – he needs to have a full song and maybe sing a duet with Anna – they need that, too! XD
Speaking of songs – I really want the songs to be AMAZING! They need to be powerful, emotional, maybe a fun one or two, and they just need to kill me basically LOL!
This is the last one – that the movie is all around OUTSTANDING! I know sequels can be hard, but I believe if they don’t rush into it (which I’m glad they aren’t doing), they can make some magic happen! ;D
So, those are my wishes for Frozen 2! What are yours?
Hi everyone! I thought it would be fun to share with you some of my favorite characters and movies that I feel don’t get enough appreciation or attention from me (and others). I’ll also of course be stating why, so expect some mild fangirl-ing XD
Ernest T. Bass from The Andy Griffith Show! Now, normally when I watch something funny, I’ll laugh the first few times I watch it and my laughs will suddenly subside and I’ll just smile or not even care anymore. But sometimes, something is so funny that I literally laugh every time I watch it – no matter how many times I’ve seen it! This is the case with Ernest T. Bass. He is a crazy, wild, mountain man, hillbilly who loves to throw rocks through windows and climb and jump around like a monkey – all the while laughing merrily! I just can’t get over him – he absolutely cracks me up! Laughing makes me feel good and definitely turns my day around, so I highly recommend watching Ernest T. Bass when you need a good laugh. That is, if you like that kind of thing ;D
The Cowardly Lion is another one of my favorites. I die each time he laughs or cries! It’s so hilarious – and when he “barks!” AGH!! The Cowardly Lion, just like Ernest T., makes me laugh every time I watch The Wizard of Oz! 😀
I’m sure many of you might hate me right now, but I really like Jar Jar Binks! I wouldn’t say I love him, but I really like him! I honestly don’t understand why people hate him so much. He’s just clumsy and prone to making mistakes – but aren’t a lot of people? I love how he walks and talks, and I’ll laugh when he makes mistakes and I feel bad for him when people get mad at him. I understand, it could be annoying and extremely frustrating to have him around all the time, but in the movies, I’ve always enjoyed him.
*dies* People. This – oh my gosh. This is seriously one of my all time favorite movies!
*returns from grabbing my Count of Monte Cristo bracelet*
The Count of Monte Cristo is an intense story full of revenge, romance, broken hearts, redemption – it just kills me, you guys! It’s one of those movies that you watch where afterwards, you feel dead. Just completely drained and like you can’t focus on anything else but the amazing movie you just watched.
It does have some thematic elements (unfortunately a lot of movies do), so make sure to talk with a parent before watching it 😉
But truly, it’s worth watching! It’s such an amazing story – I can hardly put it into words. *mentally tells mom we need to watch this movie again*
“It’s a rumor, a legend, a mystery! Something whispered in an alleyway or through a crack!”
Anastasia is a beautiful movie about a girl who has lost her memory and wants to find her real family. Dimitri, a con artist wanting money, gets “Anya” as she calls herself, to agree to portray as The Grand Duchess Anastasia who has been missing for several years after her whole family was killed (except for her grandmother in Paris 😉 ). It’s a mystery, a romance, and a musical! The songs are so powerful and emotional – one of which gives me chills just about every time I listen to it! *thinks, I need to listen to the soundtrack again…*
The only thing I don’t like about this movie is the villain, Rasputin. He’s absolutely disgusting. We skip the parts that are all about him cause it’s just too much. *ugh, now his song is in my head!!*
We actually just watched this movie last night! After watching it, I always think – man, that’s a really good movie!
Reign of Fire is about the world being destroyed and taken over by dragons. There are not many survivors in the world and even London is empty – except for the hundreds of dragons that live there. It’s a survival story and definitely worth watching! And, I just have to say, Christian Bale’s accent is amazing. And so is Gerard Butler’s. XD It’s also very sad, but not in the way that would make me cry. It’s just sad. 😉
I think the rest of the movies I have to show are all romances – oh boy! XD
Miss Potter is about the authoress, Beatrice Potter and her journey to becoming a best-selling author. It’s also a tragic romance. Oh gosh, so sad. It’s a very serious movie, but a great story! Oh, and Ewan McGregor sings a song in it, so that’s awesome XD
I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!! It’s SO CONFUSING!!! LOLOL!
Seriously, this movie is insanely confusing to me, I don’t get how something that happens in it is even possible, but somehow it is. My mind just can’t wrap around it. XD
This is a love story about two people who live in different time periods, but somehow start writing letters to each other and form an attachment. It’s a beautiful movie and again, so confusing to me! I really wanna watch this now, too…
*dies* It- I- it’s just – *dies*
The Young Victoria is literally one of my all time favorite romance movies! The acting is superb, the costumes are gorgeous, and the story is just amazing. It’s all about Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Their meeting, how they fell in love, the struggles – I just love it. It’s an absolutely beautiful movie and makes me so happy (and yet, dead) after I watch it.
This movie also has some thematic elements in it, but easily skip-able 😉
Treasure Planet is one of Disney’s greatest movies! At least I feel that way LOL! I don’t think this movie gets nearly enough attention as it should. It’s a great story full of adventure, humor, and AMAZING songs! Whenever I’m listening to music and a song from this movie comes on, I always get so happy! Also, with that little chub nugget of adorableness (AKA, Morph), how could you not like this movie? XD
Everyone, this movie messed me up. In a very bad way. I was depressed pretty much the rest of the day after I watched it. I was crying after the movie ended. I died. (I actually was getting teary as I typed all that right now)
I’ve only watched this movie once so far, but it’s a very interesting story, tragic romance *bites lip*, and just – *sigh*. It’s a very good movie, I loved it. But the ending is terrible.
This movie also has a thematic element in it. I’m letting you all know this so you can let your parents know in case you wanna watch it. I don’t want them thinking I’m recommending bad movies to you! LOL!
Okay. Now that I’m dying over everything I just typed, I think I need to go continue reading my Amish romance book and maybe have some ice cream. XD
Do you love any of the characters or movies I listed? Did any of the movies sound interesting to you?
Ahem. Sorry for screaming, but it was quite necessary because ZOOTOPIA CAME OUT ON DVD TODAY!!!! AAAAGHH!!! *dies*
Seriously, you may not know this, but I am seriously in love with this movie. I’ve been counting down the days till the release (I think I’ve texted Emma almost every day the past few days, telling her how much longer until Zootopia XD ) FOREVER and now it’s finally here and I’m just… I’m just so happy… *cries* LOL! No, not really, but I am super happy ;D
My Judy and Nick Infinity Figures are posing with the movie- ISNT THE CASE SO CUTE?! I saw this movie twice in theaters- proof that I loved it. It’s just such an amazing movie. The story is great, intense, and it even gets scary at points (literally I was freaking out at one scene) and it’s super fun, funny, and heartwarming. I definitely believe it’s a must see! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed
VOICE CAST INTERVIEWS?! YESS!!! I love to see the voices of the characters- although I already know Ginnifer Goodwin since I watch OUAT and also Jason Bateman. I still can’t believe awesome Nick Wilde is little Jeb Carter in Little House on The Prairie… O_O
Okay, now for a question….
Do you love Zootopia as much as I do? Are you craving a donut, too? XD
Hiiiii! I’m so tired – I’ve been cleaning my room all day, but at least the work payed off! XD
Loren, I used 8 prompts
“MISSING: 17 Year Old Boy”
“17 year old boy goes missing.”
“Teenage boy is missing.”
It was all anyone was talking about. People clear across the world knew about the missing boy, but I was the only one who knew where he was and what he was doing. I knew because that boy that everyone knew about was my brother.
“Amy, you are the only living relative your brother has. You saw him last. We need you try to think of what happened and what his last words were to you.” The detective demanded of me.
His last words to me? Each word rang clear as a bell in my mind, but the struggle I had was telling the detective everything. If I told, I’d be betraying my brother. But if I didn’t – I’d be in a lot of trouble.
I have to protect myself…. And the world.
“My brother said he was leaving to fix some things. He didn’t say what.” I informed the detective.
“Did he say where he was going?” He inquired.
“No.” That was where I lied. I wasn’t going to give my brother away – not that easily. The detective didn’t take his eyes off of me for a few moments, and I felt my heart beating a million times per second in my chest. I was beyond relieved when he opened the door and said I could go.
I ran all the way home, back to the apartment my brother and I had shared and bustled about. I took my purple sweater off the hanger in my closet and snatched the flashlight out of the drawer in the hall. Then I darted out the door and traveled deep into the woods.
The moonlight cast an eerie glow through the trees and I wanted to turn back countless times, but I pressed forward. I had to find my brother.
At length, I reached a dead end. Sighing exhaustively, I sat on a rock and placed my chin in my hands. It was very dark now and I felt like something was watching me from all corners.
“Hunter!” I called out in the silence, like he would actually hear, like he would actually care. A sob escaped my lips and within moments, tears were streaming down my cheeks.
“Hunter… I need you.” I hugged my chest and rocked back and forth. I felt so alone. So lost.
My head jerked up and I shone my flashlight toward the voice.
“Hunter!” I shouted as I leaped up and threw my arms around his neck.
“What are you doing out here?” He asked as I let my arms down.
“I had to talk to you. Hunter, everyone is looking for you. You’re not safe here. I need you to tell me what you’re doing way out here.” I insisted, but Hunter seemed reluctant to share anything.
“I’m fine. You’re the one who’s not safe. This world isn’t safe anymore, for either of us. Come with me, you’ll see what I mean.” He offered.
“Hunter, I’m not going to sleep out in the woods.” I scoffed.
“I’m not staying in the woods. I’m staying in another, fantastic world. The Ferrymen told me you were here searching for me.” Hunter explained. My jaw hung open as I stared at him in disbelief.
“Do you know what you sound like?” I asked, tears filling my eyes.
“Amy, I know it’s hard to understand, but this isn’t our home. We belong in a different land full of faeries and dragons, knights and kings… We belong in a castle.” He stated, a grin on his face.
“You’re saying we’re royalty?” I inquired and he nodded. I couldn’t help but laugh. “You have lost your mind.” I confirmed as tears trickled out of my eyes.
“No, Amy – ”
“I’m sorry, Hunter. I know who I am, and that’s not me.”
“Amy, please. I need your help. We have to bring peace to our kingdom!” Hunter exclaimed desperately. He sounded so urgent and the look in his eyes – I wanted to help him, but how could I help him with something that was a figment of his imagination?
“I- I can’t. I can’t help you. At least not with that.” I said, my eyes full of tears. “Get as far away from here as you can. I’ll try to stall the detectives for as long as possible.”
I stepped closer to Hunter and grasped his hand in mine, staring into his eyes that showed brokenness and disappointment.
“I’m sorry.” I whispered and headed back to my home, knowing that I would probably never see my younger brother again.
Over the years I realized that not all haunted places are houses, for that last look in my brother’s eyes, the look of pain, disappointment, and a broken heart, haunted me every day for the rest of my lonely life.
When I finished reading this, I literally said – “I’m terrible.” XD
Cheerio, my friends! (That’s an interesting greeting… XD ) I’m back tonight with the next entry for CWWC! Here are the prompts I used:
Yep, just three this time! I’m honestly getting so tired of reusing all the other prompts, so it’ll just be the new ones from now on- unless I notice that another prompt will work into my story, then I’ll add it, but I won’t go trying to make that happen 😉
Now, here is the story:
I leaned over the edge of the roof and inhaled deeply. The air was more fresh up here, the moon and stars seemed brighter, and I felt- free. Free from hatred, free from darkness. Free from my unloving home.
If only I truly were…
“Katy, what are you doing up there?” My best friend, Nicole, exclaimed in horror.
“Just getting some fresh air.” I called down.
“Do you have to be on the roof to do that?” Nicole inquired.
“Yes. The air is just- different up here…” My voice trailed off. I didn’t quite understand it myself, but it was true.
“Well, please come down. It’s dangerous up there! You could fall – or worse!” Nicole demanded in sheer fright. I knew she didn’t mean death. She was referring to the Dust Storms; rumored to be more dangerous and have inexplicable consequences.
“Oh, alright. If you insist.” I agreed despite how badly I wanted to remain up there.
I climbed down and joined my friend on the safety of the ground.
“So what’s up?” I inquired. Nicole looked me in the eye and frowned.
“Take a walk with me.”
“There’s something you’re hiding from me.” Nicole observed while we walked along the shore.
“Nope. There’s nothing.” I replied simply.
“You’re lying. I saw the cabinet.” Nicole stated as she halted in her steps. I froze.
“Did you look inside?” I asked worriedly.
“No. I wanted to give you a chance to tell me.” Nicole replied. I turned to face her and we fixed our eyes on each other. We stood in silence, neither of us saying a word for the longest time. How could I tell her? She couldn’t know the truth about me. She would never understand. But I was caught. I could lie, though I didn’t want to. There was no other option. I had to tell her the truth.
“Alright. You win. I have been keeping something from you.” I sighed, and continued, “I have this gift… A special power you might say. I can create unique powders and dusts that can do wonderful things, but I can’t have anyone else knowing. They wouldn’t understand.” I didn’t dare look Nicole in the eye. I knew she’d freak out. But, oh! I was so wrong. She did the unexpected – she started laughing.
“What’s so funny?” I asked, bewildered at the sight.
“I just can’t believe it! All this time, you’ve had this power!” Nicole laughed.
“Oh. I thought so.” I said, sadly.
“No, no! Katy- I have that power, too!” Nicole announced, smiling broadly. I literally gaped at her.
“What?! Why didn’t you say anything?!” I shouted, completely astonished.
“It doesn’t matter now. What matters is that we are the Sisters of Pointitia.” Nicole declared, full of pride.
“The legend… You really think we’re the missing sisters?” I asked in disbelief.
“Well, yeah! Doesn’t it make sense? We’re best friends, neither of us knew our birth parents, we both have the sacred power – it just all makes sense!” She stated. She sounded so certain, but could it really be possible?
I sighed and said, “There’s only one way to find out for sure if this is all true…”
I lead Nicole to my chambers where my cabinet was kept. I wrapped my fingers around the carved butterfly handles and pulled the doors open gently, revealing dozens of bottles full or half full of colorful powders. It created a beautiful rainbow and just looking at them made me smile.
I reached my hand in and grabbed a jar full of blue and pink powder. I labeled this my “cotton candy jar.”
Carefully, I lifted the lid off the jar and reached my hand inside, scooping up a handful of powder and sprinkling it on the ground in front of us. The house shook and my bare feet suddenly felt wet. I looked down and found that we were standing in an ocean, but we were rising higher and higher into the sky. Nicole and I danced and splashed in the water as magical, colorful dust fell all around us.
The ocean continued lifting us higher until we were actually in the clouds. Nicole and I both caught sight of the castle at the same time and a beautiful griffin flew in from the East to greet us.
“Greetings, Sisters of Pointitia. Your kingdom awaits.” The griffin announced, swooping his wing for us to go on ahead.
Nicole and I glanced at each other and smiled in awe. This was our kingdom. And we were sisters. At last I realized why I felt so drawn to the high points, where I would sit and feel free. It was because my home was in the sky, and at last, I was where I belonged.
I would now be forever loved and forever free.
Aaah… A happy ending. Although I did think of a way that it could all go wrong, but that would make my story way too long, so it’ll just remain the way it is XD
THIS IS THE LAST CHALLENGE OF AAWC!! *cries* I’m really sad. It’s been so much fun, but I’m sure that Misty will be quite relieved once it’s over, so I’ll be happy for you, Misty! ;D
I used the word “Invisible” and included a plot twist. Unfortunately, a swan didn’t fit in anywhere in my story, so I was unable to do that…
Anyways, let’s get on to the story!
Always alone. Never safe. That’s been my life for as long as I could remember. Unfortunately, that’s just the way it is for outlaws. Really, though, I think outcast suits me better. My people voted me out of the throne in my kingdom, and since then, I’ve been on my own. They couldn’t accept me for who I was.
“All hail Queen Gloria in all her glory!”
I raised my head in annoyance at the sound of Edmund’s voice. Okay, so I wasn’t alone, alone. At least not with him around. We always ran into each other on the streets, since we were both outlaws and pretty much homeless.
“Oh, my apologies, your outlaw-ness. It seems I’ve offended you.” Edmund bowed dramatically before me, but I just glared at him.
“Leave me alone, Ed.” I demanded, returning my eyes to my worn out leather journal. Sometimes I wished I was invisible so he wouldn’t know where I was. Then I could escape him.
“What’s wrong, Glooooooria?” He teased, singing my name like that part in the song, “Angels We Have Heard On High.” He knew I hated it when he did that.
“Edmund, would you stop it?” I bellowed. “Just leave me alone!”
“What are you gonna do; hit me?” He inquired, clearly thinking I couldn’t do it.
“I might, if you don’t go right now!” I warned, but he didn’t move a muscle. I pursed my lips together and rose to my feet, raising my fist back and sending it flying into his stomach. He didn’t even flinch.
“Wow. That was better than I expected it to be. I expected to feel nothing, like a little tickle, but I actually felt a teeny, tiny bit of something. You’re not as weak as you look, Your Highness.” He mocked. Edmund never did believe that I was royalty and he gladly used it to make fun of me.
I picked up my journal and stomped away, ignoring Edmund’s words behind me. Someday I’ll get even with him. Someday.
Five Years Later…..
My little miracle. My perfect weapon.
I lovingly stroked my fingers across my newest creation – a machine built for torturing my worst enemies.
“Bring him.” I commanded one of my faithful servants.
Within moments, my servant entered the room, dragging Edmund in behind him.
Realization entered into Edmund’s eyes. “Gloria?” He inquired, as though not sure it was me.
“It’s been a long time.” I remarked. Motioning for my servant to place Edmund in the chair, I headed for the door.
“Wait! What’s going on? What is this thing?” Edmund questioned, sounding partly confused and partly angry.
I turned my head slowly and locked my eyes onto his and said, “Payback.”
The process was over in 2 minutes. He didn’t stop screaming for another 5. Either he was a big baby, or that machine was more painful than I thought.
I pushed the door open and entered the room where Edmund sat, breathless. Slowly, he raised his head and shouted, “Why?!”
“It’s payback for everything you’ve done to me in all the years I’ve known you! All the torture you put me through!” I shouted back.
“What are you talking about?! I never did anything like this to you!”
“No? You tortured me every day with your teasing, your mockery, the public humiliation! So I spent the last two years creating this machine to get even with you!”
“I didn’t mean to torture you!”
“Then what were you trying to do?!”
“I don’t know!”
“Yes , you do!”
“Then what was it?! Why did you treat me the way you did?!”
“Because I love you!”
Everything fell silent. My heart froze and I couldn’t find a word to say. All those long years he was teasing me, mocking me, because he loved me?
“You’re lying.” I breathed, unable to believe it.
“No. I assure you, I’m not.” He promised, then continued, “I love you, Gloria. I always have.”
I felt a lump in my throat and my eyes welling up with tears. I wasn’t sure how to respond to this. Here was a man sitting before me that I hated my entire life, professing his love for me. It touched me in a way I had never experienced before in my life. I felt my heart softening toward him. Maybe it was possible……..
No. I shook away every positive feeling I had for him and replaced it with my anger and vengeance. I scowled at him and said, “It’s too bad nobody loves you.”
Wow. Poor Edmund. XD
Hi everyone! I’ve got another story for you all today! YAY! XD
Loren, I used 10 prompts:
I peered around the corner of Ashley’s house, my hood over my face and my bow in hand. The coast was clear.
Swiftly I ran around to the front of her house and barged in.
“Ashley!” I called out her name in the silence, like she would actually hear, like she would actually care. I glanced around, but I didn’t see anyone home. However, I was quite wrong…
“What are you doing here?” Ashley whispered in disgust as she stepped out of the kitchen.
“I know you don’t want to see me-”
“That’s an understatement.” She interrupted. I bit my lip and stared at the ground.
“I need you to come with me. You know the world’s not safe anymore. I can take you to the faeries. They can help you.” I offered, but she scoffed and said,
“I’m not going anywhere with you. Do you even realize what you’ve done to me? Do you know what I’ve gone through?”
A part of me wanted to cry, the other wanted to scream. I was always so conflicted. Whenever I thought I was doing something right, it ended up being wrong. I couldn’t find the balance, no matter how hard I tried.
“Look, I know I’ve put you through a lot, but please, trust me just once more. Let me try to make up for at least a little of what I’ve done.” I coaxed. Ashley stared at me for the longest time, her eyes full of tears. I could sense how badly she wanted to trust me, but I wasn’t sure if she really would. She needed a hero, and I wanted to become that for her. I just didn’t know how. All I knew was that what I was about to do, was not even close to being her hero…
At length she finally said, “Alright. Take me to the faeries.”
Ashley and I traveled deep into the forest until the sign was in sight.
“Here be faeries.” Ashley read aloud. “I can’t believe I’ve never seen this before.”
“I was surprised when I found it myself.” I stated. “Come on.”
I lead her to the faerie village, where I spotted the faerie I had spoken to only hours before.
“Luna, this is Ashley, the young lady I told you about.” I introduced. Luna looked up at me with sparkling blue eyes.
“We’ll take care of her.” The faerie assured me and motioned for Ashley to follow. Ashley glanced back at me and I looked deep into her eyes. I wanted to remember her with that faint spark of love in them, before it disappeared forever.
It’s for the best. She needs to forget what we once had….
2 months later…..
She walked out of her humble abode that night, a flaming torch in hand. I knew she was searching for me, but I didn’t dare come out. Not just yet anyway.
I watched as she raised her hand to her mouth and called out, “Who are you?”
“You know who I am.” I answered back, my voice not much louder than a whisper, but on a bleak, silent night as this, it didn’t matter. You could hear a pin drop from a mile away.
“Why do you linger in the shadows? Come out so we can talk.” She insisted.
“I’d rather not. We can talk just fine.” I rejected. No response came after I said that, I wondered if she was disappointed? Was it possible that she had wanted to see me, as much as I wanted to see her?
“I know you’ve stolen something from me.” She said after a long silence. I looked down at the white box in my hands and stroked it fervently with my gloved hands.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about. What could I possibly want from you?” I fibbed.
“Everyone knows you’re the greatest thief in the entire realm. All the Ferrymen are after you and are left with the conundrum on how you sneak past them through the mirror portals to make your quick getaways. I could turn you in right now, but I won’t, if you tell me what you took from me.” She proposed. I knew I couldn’t refuse her. Not only was I anxious to remain hidden from the Ferrymen, but – well. It doesn’t matter now….
“Alright. I’ll tell you.” I agreed and emerged from the shadows of the trees. We looked each other in the eyes. So tenderly, yet so fearfully. I knew what she was afraid of, but she knew not my fears. Not in the least.
“Well, what was it?” She urged, breaking the awkwardness between us.
Hesitantly, I held out the box, just enough for her to see what was written all over it; “Bad memories. DO NOT OPEN!”
She grimaced at the words and looked up at me in utmost confusion.
“I’ve never seen this before… What is it?” She inquired.
“Bad memories, just as the box says. They are your bad memories, Ashley.” I revealed, feeling shameful for what I had done.
“You – took – my bad memories?” She repeated, eyes full of tears. I nodded my head. “Why?”
“Because these memories, inside this box, are ones that you and I shared together. Ones, that quite frankly, I regret, but treasure at the same time. I felt that you didn’t need them haunting you any longer, so I went to the faeries for help in extracting them. They placed your memories inside this box and gave them to me for safe keeping. Until I felt the need to return them again.” I thoroughly explained everything to her, not leaving out a single detail.
“Return them to me.” She said insistently.
“No!” I shouted, and she drew back in fright. I took in a deep breath and continued, “I will never return these to you.”
“They’re my memories! I want them back!” She demanded.
“Kyle!” My heart skipped a beat when she said my name. I’d waited to hear that for so long… “Return them to me.” She ordered, but still I didn’t move.
“You’re not safe anymore. I can’t protect you forever, but I can protect you from the past. I can protect you from myself.” I told her, lovingly, then finished, “Forgive me.” I pulled a mirror out of my satchel and set it firmly in the ground. A swirling vortex opened up inside of it.
“What are you doing?” She asked fearfully.
“Protecting you.” I replied and sent her through the portal. The mirror landed face down on the ground and I lifted it gently in my hands.
I bent my head over the mirror and closed my eyes, allowing tears to fall onto the glass. “I’m so sorry, Ashley. I had no choice….I love you.”
*SNIFF* Okay. That broke my heart. Now I need to go watch or do something to make me happy XD
Hope you enjoyed (this is personally one of my favorite short stories so far!)!