Chaotic Hearts - TwoNow that they had found the path, it didn't take long for them to make it into town. In town, Ralin couldn't stop looking around, and Hannah noticed that his hands kept twitching. People stared at Ralin as they passed by, but it didn't seem that he noticed the many pairs of eyes watching him.
"You're one very strange Elf.." Hannah muttered, shaking her head. Ralin's left ear twitched gently and he looked at her.
"What do you mean?" He asked her. Hannah sighed.
"Don't you notice all the people staring?" Ralin chuckled, flashing white teeth at her.
"Oh, I do. It just doesn't matter to me." He put his hands behind his head as he walked. "Things always go my way in the end." He seemed to think about his words for a moment, before he added, "Except with women, but that's another story entirely." While Ralin was paying attention to Hannah, he suddenly bumped into someone, and the two of them went tumbling to the ground.
"What in the world?" Hannah recognized that voice, and her eyes went wid
Piece of Heaven - EightXen was quiet as they walked back to Leslie's house. Too quiet in Dariel's opinion. After a minute or two, the young angel stopped and stared at the demon. There seemed to be something on Xen's mind, but Dariel couldn't seem to figure out what it could be. Seeing that Dariel had stopped, Azaxeniel stopped and looked back at him.
"Why'd you stop?"
"You've been too quiet!" Dariel answered, raising his arms in surrender. Though, as he moved his right shoulder, pain went shooting through it, and he realized what bone it had been that Xen had snapped earlier. "Ow!" Xen was immediately at Dariel's side, looking genuinely guilty for the angel's pain. It was true that it was Xen's fault, but he had his reasons for doing what he did, even if the results weren't really what Dariel had hoped for.
"Sorry about that.." He said softly. "I had to actually break a bone or faking your death wouldn't have been as convincing..." Dariel winced as Xen tended to the angel's broken collarbone, but he underst
Chaotic Hearts - Chapter OnePresent day
Hannah sighed as she made her way through the woods. It was a nice day, and it had been her plan to hike up the old hill on the edge of town. She'd heard stories of ruins in the hills, and an old tortured statue. But now..it seemed plans had changed a bit, as she wandered through the trees, trying to find the beaten path she'd come here on.
"I can't believe this..." She muttered. Turning around to see if she could find anything that looked familiar, she kept walking backwards, until her back hit something hard. "Ah!" She gasped, turning around to see what she'd bumped into. Her eyes went wide as she stared at the dark stone statue. Though he was made of stone, she could clearly see the pain and torment in the young man's face.
"Why..would anyone make a statue in so much pain?" She whispered, gently reaching out a hand and gently tracing the dark streaks the rain had left on the statue's stone cheeks. It..almost looks like he's crying. She ran her ha
Chaotic Hearts - PrologueIt wasn't really that serious, was it? Honestly, he didn't really think it was all as bad as they were making it out to be. One of his pointed ears twitched faintly, as he ignored the High Elves lecturing on and on. They called him the Destroyer, among other things, but really, they made it sound as if he'd destroyed an entire nation. He'd only collapsed one puny harbor. Was it really that big of a deal? He sighed, staring at the sky and watching a dark shape of some noctural bird, an owl perhaps, flit across the night sky. During that moment as his mind seemed to leave the conscious state and slip into the subconscious, he found himself brought abruptly, and painfully, back to earth as something hard smacked across the side of his head, catching one of his ears in the blow.
"You would do well to listen to your own sentencing, Night Elf filth!" Ralin stared at the Elder who had spoken, a tall and withered old Elf with a scraggly white beard, and he grinned softly.
The Myths of Magic - OneChapter One - Unexpected Company
Jenna sighed as she looked up at the sky. It was a bright, sunny day, and it was beautiful. That much was true. But it was also boiling hot. She was absolutely confident that if she chose to attempt it, she could fry an egg on the sidewalk in this heat. She yawned and shook her head, wiping sweat from her forehead with the back of her hand. Honestly, she hated the heat, but the day was otherwise beautiful. Something buzzed past her ear, and she swatted at it, but hit nothing except air.
"Stupid bugs..." She grumbled. "You'd think the heat would scare them off, but no..." She picked up her glass of lemonade, with ice, and sipped from the straw, thinking. As she put the glass down, she heard that buzzing again, and she looked around to see if she could find where it was coming from. Finally, her gaze rested on her lemonade, and she saw a pair of dragonfly wings poking out from behind it.
"A dragonfly?" She mumbled, peeking around the glass. To her
Piece of Heaven - SevenDariel sighed and turned to Xen, and he gave him a smile. Talking to Leslie had certainly made him feel better, and it was almost amusing the way the demon had come back so quickly, after running off in a fit of anger.
"So..what made you come back so quickly, Xen?" He asked. Azaxeniel shrugged.
"No idea," He replied, "I just-" He suddenly stopped and stared out the window. "Shit!" He snarled. "Oh, damn it all to the pits of the Underworld!" He leapt forward, vaulting over Leslie's bed to get to the window. Dariel's gaze followed him, and he saw the white-haired demon watching them in the window, just as the demon turned and flew off. Without hesitation, Xen leapt through the window, smashing it into pieces.
"Xen!" Leslie shrieked, half because he'd broken her window and half because..well, he could've been hurt. Dariel ran to the window and watched as Xen ran after the other demon. He shook his head as the winged demon flew higher, almost out of Xen's reach. Xen...he won't catch up.
Shatter's Angels - OneJasper sighed as he knocked on the door to the study. It was a room his guard often used when he wanted to be alone, and the last time the lord of Death had checked, that was where his guard had been.
"Jackal," he said, "it's time to make our rounds." There was no answer beyond the door, but Jasper supposed that was no surprise. The study was enormous, so it was possible that Jackal hadn't heard him. He slowly opened the door and poked his head in. His shaggy, snow white hair hung in his face as he pushed his bangs back to scan the study for the young angel.
"Jackal?" he called, "Jackal, are you going to answer me or not?" Someone chuckled behind him, followed by the familiar accented voice of his mischievous guard.
"Yo. You realize Jackal ain't in there, right?" Jasper turned to find Jackal grinning at him, his wings folded neatly against his back. Jasper shook his head.
"Jack, do I need to lock every door in the palace except this one and your bedroom?" he grumbled, noticing the open
Piece of Heaven - SixAfter Xen had run out, Dariel went upstairs to Leslie's room and sat down on the end of her bed, staring at the floor. Leslie watched him quietly for a moment, before she sat up and put a hand on his shoulder.
"You okay?" She asked him. "It's..Dariel, right?"
"Yeah.." He whispered. Leslie frowned at him and scooted closer.
"You're lying.." Leslie remarked. "There's something wrong. Where'd Azaxeniel go?"
"That demon? He ran off.." Dariel replied, still just staring at the floor. Leslie sighed, shaking her head, gently patting Dariel's shoulder.
"And by the way you're acting, that's clearly not a good thing." She said. "You love him, don't you." Dariel went wide-eyed and stared at Leslie, startled.
"Wha- I..No! Of course not!" Leslie just laughed and hugged the angel. As she looked over his shoulder at the window, she saw a familiar face peering in at them. Leslie smiled at Xen and gestured for him to go around another way. The demon nodded and left from the t