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Wishes and PainTaevra could feel the stone behind her cracking. The hand against her throat holding her off the ground. Though her nails drew blood along his forearm, he didn't flinch from the pain. It was as if he couldn't feel it. He pulled back his other arm, fingers curled into a fist as he looked at her. Those eyes were filled with rage and hate. Emotions she hadn't seen since someone had hurt her nearly a millennia ago. "Jet! Do it if you're going to!" She managed to growl at him, narrowing her eyes as he hesitated just a moment. Long enough for her to curl her knees up to her chest. Kicking off his chest collapsed the rock behind her leaving her in a pile of debris as he fell away from her.
Taevra got to her feet quickly, taking the opportunity to go on the offensive. She slashed out at him as he backed away, shielding his face with his forearms. A roundhouse left, jab right as he backed into the rock around them with a grunt. Taevra tucked her body as he backed against a rock wall, trapped as
Balikos' IntroductionThose eyes were the eyes of a killer. He could break her in half with barely a thought, yet she still stood and looked him in the eye. Balikos Yakvir Tamaran was the most intimidating dragon Taevra had met, but she still didn't back down. "What do you want childling?" The deep bass voice in her head made her almost cringe as it pounded against her skull, but still she didn't move. He was trying to make her run and flee this foolish expedition, but the many waiting outside this sacred place needed her. She needed his help whether she liked it or not.
"Balikos, I need a favor." This made the black dragon before her grin, showing large needle sharp teeth. as he exhaled smoke through his nose.
"A favor?" He purred, locking that one green gold eye on her. It was bigger than she was across the shoulder, sizing her up for her worth now.
"I need to speak with him while his mind is his own." Balikos narrowed that eye at her, uncurling from before his hoard and moving to show her his full size.
A discussion between Taevra and KiatiTaevra paced the room anxiously. In the fourteen hours she'd been able to sit still, she hadn't once sat down or stopped moving. A haunted look crossed her face as Kiati smiled weakly at her from the nearest chair. "You know maybe the Gods are testing you? Every time one of you heads towards the other there's problems. For example Tiber and Criska. You didn't pursue him because of Criska and he didn't pursue you because of both Kyshin and Tiber. Maybe instead of running into the arms of someone else, you should wait for him here with us?" With a loud snap she bit through her pinky nail, spitting it out near Kiati and embedding the razor sharp nail in the wooden floor.
"That's the problem. Every single time I want to run and hide from these suitors, another one who seems perfect is thrown my way." Taevra deepened her voice and took on a mocking tone. "Oh I can save you and the kingdom. Bring the black dragonling to their former glory. Fight the enemies of my brave Queen and be her knigh
Distorted VisionsTaevra couldn't help it. The situation had her rattled and she could barely contain the anxiety that made her grit her teeth. Every clicking nail and tapping foot earned her a glare from Kiati. Many times she'd been warned not to do these things while the girl worked, but she couldn't help it. "Well? What's the result?" Kiati again shushed her and again leaned over the bowl of herbs and water. To Taevra, she could see nothing but a pale glow of red as Kiati's eyes changed colors. The color that normally streaked her hair turned a deep crimson as she focused on the reflection. Her nose nearly touched the water as she gazed deeply, watching something only she could see.
Nervously Taevra chewed on her lip, catching herself before she started fidgeting again. Quietly she watched Kiati slowly withdraw herself from the bowl with a grim expression, water dripping from her nose. Picking up the bowl, she dumped the contents over Taevra's head, leaving the bowl on her head as she walked out preo
Kianna's Trouble ExcerptKianna sat on the edge of the world, looking out over the vast ocean as Ukanic dipped deeper beneath the waves. With twilight approaching, the light wasn't as painful as it normally was. Her abilities had faded a lot lately she noticed, even though the sun didn't burn. It still left her irritable and annoyed as the others let her be in her own thoughts. Only Tokiu was brave enough to sit beside her and watch as he waited silently for her thoughts to come forth. In time she would open up and tell him why she had led them here, dragging them through the night with a near frantic pace.
"What's wrong?" He finally asked as she turned those crimson eyes on his amber ones, narrowing them at the question. It had been three days since she had focused on anyone this clearly without muttering something none of them could understand. Even Tokiu who spoke Ciasti only caught a few words between breaths as he sat on her shoulders during the day.
"They're coming." She muttered finally as she looked ba
The battleTaevra stood at the top of the world. With the wind whipping her hair back, she clenched her fists with tears in her eyes. Beneath her the war raged, allies fighting amongst themselves as their loyalty was split between herself and Jetomi. Inside her heart, Taevra could feel the soul tearing pain as Jet came closer. The blade in his right hand covered in blood as the combatants parted before him or were struck down. Whether friend or foe, he didn't care. His eyes were only locked on her own, glaring at her darkly as he began to climb to the ledge she stood on.
Taevra stood her ground as he slowly made his way to the top while the fighters around them slowly stopped. All eyes were focused on them now; the stage was set. Two bound by blood now would spill blood before the many witnesses below and the gods themselves. Taevra's tail swished through the air as she became slightly nervous, the battle rage was more of a sorrow than anything now. The lives that hung in the balance of this figh
Taevra's Encounter ExcerptTaevra sat before Jetomi and watched him as he slowly rose up. Turning his back
to her he walked out of the entrance hall as if in a daze. He didn't recognize
her or even react to her presence before him. Though bruised and bloody, Taevra
forced herself to stand. "Why do you cower behind her? Why can't you face me oh
great dragon champion?" She taunted him to no avail as demons appeared, smiling
wickedly at her. In her battered condition she couldn't hope to take out more
than one or two, though her pride made her stand and fight.
Behind her more demons gathered, boxing her in as she shielded her wounded ribs.
"Coward." Taevra spat angrily, slicing a few demons in her wake. She let the
rage and hurt consume her, making her reckless and able to clear a path to the
Though her muscles were shot, she still spread her wings and jumped. Pain raced
up her sides as she glided and gritted her teeth. Her heart bled worse than her
various injuries though, as the betrayal ran deep
Two islands ExcerptLike two islands in the sea… separated endlessly…
A sea of clouds stretched far into the distance while a stone palace rested among them. Princess Kianna stood staring out a large arched window. The sun was setting on the horizon, painting the clouds purple and pink beneath the window, making it all seem like a dream. The warm wind turned cold with the night air, the sky above painted a fading light blue. As Princess Kianna stepped up onto the ledge of the arched window, the wind blew past her, making her golden hair flare out behind her. Determined emerald eyes stared out at the purple and pink clouds, looking as if one could walk, yet many had nearly died that way. Princess Kianna smiled with relief at the illusion, it being only a danger for those who could not fly. The wind that blew her hair out behind her also ruffled her silver dress, a simple strapless dress that went down to her ankles where it met silver boots. Manicured nails showed from the edges of the arched
Two Hearts excerptKianna watched the events unfolding before her. The enemy she had defeated stood now at the head of a group of warriors, attempting to overtake the dragon champion Jetomi. As a ghostly presence in the now vacated capital of Kinsha.
Weeks before the city had been attacked by these six warriors led by her enemy. In a blaze of self righteous glory, Taevra had stormed the castle where her family had been over a thousand years ago. Without Tiber, she had been focused and collected. Though a hint of doubt had glazed her eyes when she entered the city at dawn, she only hesitated a step. The guards had halted her for a moment, one that dropped them to the ground.
Kianna looked them over for wounds as Taevra walked on, but they were only knocked unconscious. Taevra wasn't a killer unless pressed into a corner, and Kianna had come to accept that about the Mizukori princess. Even though she had faced her in battle, this Taevra knew her abilities and her body much better than the Shai self.
Soul MatesBetween dream and moon tides,
The light weaves a new day.
A first glimmer lights the darkness,
Where even still a shadow lay.
For ages swings a song
From star guardians into the world
And first diamonds glitter,
Where luminosity falls on the water.
The young morning is still hesitating,
Promising us hardly the return.
Still the night wraps up the life
And silently breathes the great sea.
Then … finally, the golden time calls.
Water marries to the light.
And shining our heart sways
Where sunshine breaks through waves.
The wind carries my soul
On its wings away from here
To green valleys, ocean lights,
To blue lakes, to you.
You are the life, you are the dream.
You are my soul and my light.
And when the day draws to a close again,
I will not forget you.
THE HAUNTINGVeils of sadness seemed so becoming
beckoning and crying for needs which appeared to be running
to rivers of hopes gone astray
pooling at shores of her shallow bay
quelled hatreds there were broiling
beneath still waters slathering like an oiling
to his outstretched arms and into his pores as the liquid leaked
till he was saturated with her summer fragrance that almost reeked
of despair and the thoughts that washed up there
and in his veins pulsed a sense of her eyes,
of her hair...
in his mind he'd heard her sighs,
knowing not who she was as he lingered at those shores
but sensing that these willows had once witnessed much more
no one had been present to ease that horror
but perhaps the screams of a heart bleeding through him into the moist
had led her to know that to someone she had a voice
had led her to move beyond this place
God My Constant CompanionPain is constant
Sickness is normal
Joy and happiness a burden
Ordeal of becoming old
Life became a misery
Through the pain and suffering I became closer to God
My thirst for His knowledge grows
My thoughts revolve around God and me
I fear not because God is with me
Only God, my constant companion, understands my plight
Only God comforts me with love,
knowledge and understanding
Only God, through Jesus’ blood sacrifice,
can free my soul and give me eternal peace
I praise God for all the blessings He has given me
Thank You GOD for the love You have given me
by E. W. Rantala/RocksRose - December 7, 2013
BetterPraises and prayers go out to You
Everything is Yours and has been Yours
From the heavens where Your throne stands on to the Earth below
You reign all, and yet You are better than all
You are better than all
Better than Your devoted servants to the animals of the world
Better than the Earth You made to the dust You used to bring life
Better than everything that You have made; the ultimate better
The only perfect and You will always exceed beyond our expectations
You exceed in the heavens beyond, and yet You can recreate from the ashes of hopelessness
You can move the mountains and make rivers flow
You can slip open the skies, and yet love with a loving heart
You are better than all
Better than the smartest men in the world with Your perfect wisdom
You know how to softly break us and yet still love
You know everything from the smallest creature to the depths of the human heart
You are better than all
You have all authority and sit on a throne of righteousness
You loved the sinners and b
Still WorshipBetter or worse I will still worship
Flat on my face or smiling into the heavens; I will still worship
When my world feels like it's crumbling, I will still worship
When my heart starts to grow cold, I will still worship
When I have a nightmare of the future, I will still worship
When I have the feeling to scream in blind rage, I will still worship
I will still worship You when the tides start to rise and the thunder roars on
I will still worship You when Willy Pete of the world starts to burn my skin
I will still worship You when my own parents tell me to shush
I will still worship You when the sky starts to open up with Your mercy
I will still worship You when my heart cries for You
I will still worship You my King; You understand and love me
I will still worship You when I cry when I remember the pain I caused
I will still worship You when I cry with everlasting joy that You have brought me
I will still worship You when I cry after seeing the blood You shed for me
I will still worsh
Wings Of ChangeProgress marched upon them,
New weapons and new skills,
And so a boy, terrified, ran
To keep away their ills.
To a far off city,
He slowly found his way,
When lanterns like stars guided him
Unto a brand new day.
On the night he met her,
He told her of the change,
For he felt he was drowning
And she’d keep things the same.
She said she would not help him,
For to obstruct all progress was
To never learn to fly.
But drowning he still was,
In changes uncontrolled,
Until some fins and gills he grew
And swam into the gold.
AlgizHer hair looked dark and tangled like tree branches as she stood at the moonlit clearing.
The creatures in the ground sang poems carved in runes in the bark of the evergreen pines.
The trees on the hills were adorned with Orion and her face was obscured by a veil of shadows.
She felt the bedrock crackle as it embraced the fire within the planet traveling in space.
Saplings quivered in the gale while the clear greys and evening blues melted together.
Shooting stars like sinking ships of light drew evanescent lines over the treetops.
An elk with the Pleiades in its eyes came from the woods as it heard her whisper.
It crossed frosty sedges with the shining streams of prayers hanging from its horns.
It wandered the cold earth and found buried sadness with every step of its hooves.
The uprooted human followed invisible tracks and sought answers in the soil.
Down on her knees on the frozen ground, her breath turned into clouds of vapor.
The Moon and the trees studied her in the embrace of th
FreefallingI took the final step, away from Heaven
Leaped off the edge, close to the pearly gates
Salvation isn't for me, but I will know freedom
As I plunge feet first into the fire
No one can save me, I've made my choice
Breathless, I gaze at the beauty below me
For the first time I can feel some sort of happiness
No more pain, no regrets, a feeling of belonging
Knowing it will end only makes me savour it more
The sensation of total 'aloneness', without a need to share
Detached from everything, while feeling one with the world
Total enlightenment, light above and fire below
I close my eyes, ready to face my destiny
Trapped inside the flames for all eternity,
But I don't care, I will endure the hardships
Nothing can hurt me, because I ceased to exist
Bring the RainI run, I fight, I lived and I died
For the love of this girl
My whole world
Yet I run far away off to my deep dark days
When I was something truly different
As I was a soldier, a beast
Fighting as my heart bleeds
Waiting for the day
When all the pain will fade away
Far out of sight
As I come to know the light
No longer fighting for me
But for my father and king
The cause that brought the rain
To wash away all within my past
And this broken heart at last
After so many days too far away
From the light that washed the night away
HeadachesFor the heartbreak,
Every breath I take,
The movements I make,
I'm in pain for your sake.
Fighting among us,
Promise me you won't cuss,
Screaming in the darkest lust,
Do we stand here because we must?
Dreams surrounding the end,
I can't count you my friend,
Past the water and around the bend,
Though I fight this is where I must mend.
Those deep blue,
I haven't a clue,
Why I fell in love with you,
Beaten and broken I crawled too.
Back to where I'm from,
You didn't beg me to come,
Sent me far away and then some,
Maybe in pieces inside an oil drum.
But I did escape,
Though whispering rape,
Drunken kisses on my nape,
Half asleep so no rope or tape.
My belly full,
Your angered pull,
Pain as we did cull,
Their eyes blank and dull.
No funeral for accidents,
Your greatest achievements,
Freeing yourself from commitments,
Cowering from your deceitful agreements.
How could you sit there and smile?
As I laid in the hospital quite awhile,
My body first down the stairs in a pile,
You did not care th
Crown of ThornsShe wakes up with red staining her pillow
and the taste of blood like iron in her mouth
It stains her teeth and leaks from her lips, and as she
rinses her mouth out, she can’t help thinking that
it’s better than dirt and ashes
it feels like she’s wearing a noose
of broken promises and shattered glass
that tightens around her throat with every day that passes
She nails a smile to her face
and doesn't let herself think the word dying
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