Shad Aelfe and I went back, pre-Corps, pre-tech, back to picking scrap to survive when the power grid failed. He was a little guy, five foot two without the attitude to go with it. He would tell you he was obsolete with a broken tooth grin and a twinkle in his eye. Wet eyes twinkle, like fresh protein in the moonlight, and Shad made sure you knew he was wet, or fresh if he was in the mood. We shared some hard times together and I didn’t begrudge him the wetware upgrades, I wondered who he killed for the money, but I didn’t begrudge him. He might have been obsolete but his willingness to be modified and reconstructed gave him a depth of being that made him priceless as a counselor. He could speak with authority about the dangers of fads. And
It all started on one cold, exotic, saturday night. She had gone with her friends to a rodeo in the quiet town of Eureka. She had gotten VIP seats because it was her friend Eve’s birthday, and Eve had to help sing the national anthem. She watched as Eve sang beautifully, and held her part like she had never had a problem. Afterwards, Eve came back and sat by Alaina and the rest of the girls, which consisted of Morgan and Sam. They had just started talking
The next morning, when Charity woke, the wonderful aroma of brewing coffee filled her nostrils. It reminded her of when she was a little girl and woke at her grandparent’s cabin. After dressing and going into the front room, she stopped short, seeing Jeremiah sitting at the table with his gray hair and beard she momentarily thought he was her grandfather, before realizing that it was Jeremiah. For some reason, Charity had forgotten they had company. She quickly twisted her hair into a bun and pinned it, making herself presentable.
Over the past year, Aaron had sworn to her over and over again that it would be the last time she had to get upset. The last time he went back on his promise. She knew whenever they had gotten together that he was going to be more than possessive and controlling, however, she had never anticipated that it would get to be as bad as it had. Honestly, to anyone else, it probably wouldn’t have been as big of a deal as it was to her. The thing was, he had known. Before they had gotten together that summer, he had known how she was, who she was. He had told her he could accept that, that it wouldn’t be a problem for their relationship. His actions, though, proved that to be a lie as well. No matter what she did, how she tried to reason with him that she needed more than just their relationship in her life, he treated her as if she were a common tramp; which she definitely was not.
The next morning I wake up and decide to confront Asriel today at school. I go to classes as usual, i eat lunch and talk to students as usual. But at the end of the day I go out to the cheer field. And I know that Asriel will be there, in due time. I sit, and I wait. Finally I see her walking my way as if she did nothing wrong. “Asriel! I know that you don't understand the concept of love, but really?! Killing him out of sheer jealousy? What is wrong with you?”. She looked at me and laughed, like what I was saying was a joke. But it wasn't. Isaac was dead and it was her fault.”
Eveleen’s earliest memory involved her head being forced into the sand as her tormentor pinned her down with his own body. She could remember, clawing up nothing but those course golden grains and those tiny pins embedding themselves beneath her nails, as she desperately sought her escape. The feeling of inhaling of their saltiness as they coated her tongue and rattled down her throat, burning her fragile lungs can still be felt when recalled. The harsh suffocating gasps as air, just barely escaping her, follow, taking her breath away even nineteen years later. If it hadn’t been for the kind soul pulling her aggressor off of her, Eveleen doubted she would have ever survived the incident.
Moving purposefully down Main Road, then bearing right onto a path that led to a collection of small, but well-tended cottages, Alis took several deep breaths. Giving up was not an option. She and Mary were the only skilled midwives that served the populous town center, and without them, women and babies would fare worse. Tragedy happened, and unless Alis made an egregious mistake during a delivery or follow-up care, she would endeavor to not blame herself when tragedy struck.
Forty minutes passed and all of his shadow clones reported back, all of them giving him a sad smile saying they couldn't find Raiden anywhere before disappearing. He left the Senju compound, and headed to the Hokage's office, perhaps the old man knew where Raiden was.
Then you take a deep breath. And another. You close your eyes. Alright, so far these monsters haven't hurt you. In fact, your only wound is from your own foolishness. If these goat things wanted to kill or otherwise hurt you, they could have done it easily already. No matter how much the woman monster's yelling reminded you of your own mother, or the way Asriel held your arm reminded you of your brother, they were all so obviously different. Asriel's mother was concerned about him, and even about you, too, once she realized you were hurt. And Asriel had been nothing but nice to you. And both of them were calling you a "they." The feeling in your chest when they had first done it had been amazing.
Once upon a time, in the small village of Beacon Falls, there lived a young woman by the name Ivy Argent. Ivy was known to be a strong girl with the big heart. The Argent girl was excellent at archery and everyone knew that. Although one day, something unfortunate happened. The girl's mother fell highly ill, and only had a few days left to live. Ivy was devastated, her mother was the only person she had left, and she wasn't ready to giver her up, especially not to death. Beacon Falls was a little village surrounded by a dark forest that held creatures of the night, and they had very few medicine, none that could help Ivy’s mother. Although, there was a myth of a doctor, just past the forest that could help heal anyone, and even though Ivy’s
His name was Al. He was asking himself some questions. He wasn’t sure he could do it. He had to find an answer. And so he left home to see the world. He went outside the comforts of golden sheets and soft pillows to put himself to the ultimate test.