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21 - Vacation"Isn't it nice?" I asked as I stepped out onto the balcony.
"Yeah," Yuna said, stepping beside me and looking out.
"Ahhh It's so nice to be free of the school now."
"huh? How so?"
"Because they always yelled at me if I was sick. And this is a reprieve from reality, so to say."
"Isn't everything now?" Yuna said with a smile. I nodded.
"Yeah. Everything seems to resemble a dream now. But it's not. That's why I'm so happy."
"It's just about ten o'clock, do you want to head in?"
"Nah. I like looking at the stars. It's amazing, you know? I just can't help it when I see the stars. It's so " I trailed. "I don't know how to say it."
"That's alright, Cat." Yuna said as she looked up as well.
"Yo! Are you two gonna come in?!" Rikku said impatiently.
"Do you want to come out?" I asked.
"What are you two doing out there anyway?" Rikku steamed as she walked to us.
"Just stargazing." Yuna responded.
"Yeah." I leaned on the railing, holding the key in my hand, tight.
"Oh." Rikku said, reli
20 - Fortitude"It's something to admire, you know?" I said as I continued to talk to Aerith and Zack. "Yuki's so strong. I guess that that's why she's the leader of the group. She wants to protect us."
"Do you think that's why she's left?" Zack asked.
"Huh?" I raised an eyebrow.
"You said something about her sprouting a black wing Right? Maybe she thinks that she needs stay away from you guys so she doesn't-"
"Aerith, she wouldn-" I cut myself off. "Oh Dang That might be it. She thinks that she'll be controlled and kill us."
"She'd rather face isolation than the risk of you guys getting hurt?" Zack said, an expression on his face like it was obviously not true.
"Yes." I said bluntly. "She would."
"She needs support then." Aerith began, "She needs to have confidence that she won't be controlled."
"I I don't know if I can "
"You're her friend, right?" Zack asked. I nodded. "Then it's you that she needs to hear it from most."
"It's not a question. She needs you."
19 - GrayI guess that I just can't feel a thing anymore I mean After all that's happened And all the insecurity and betrayal and . Why?! Why was it that I was feeling this way?! If you think that emotions are like colors, then now, I'm gray.
The only thing that I can have that gives me any sense of feeling was playing the piano. I guess that it's my reprieve. I don't know, but I don't question it. I sat at the bench and let my fingers dance on the keys, playing the melody for Koi wa Sensou. I guess that the piano also offers some peace of mind. I can play without even thinking about it. It's really strange how that happens. I continued to play as I silently tried to cheer myself up.
The war's over.
Hikari and Megumi are friends again.
No one's trying to kill anyone.
"I'd think that that was a win-win scenario, but I " I sighed as I stopped in mid-piece.
I guess that there was something missing.
But how was I to know what that
18 - Rainbow"Jeez, I swear, talking to you is LIKE talking to a brick wall!" I sighed. He snorted at this. "Well, it's true! You don't say anything besides sarcastic remarks "
"That's not true." Squall sighed.
"Yeah?" I sighed. "Well, at least it's nice out. Oh? Huh. Interesting."
"Rainbow. It hasn't been raining, and none of us can control the weather "
"Don't they happen naturally?" Squall asked with a smirk.
"Yeah, and that's what I was talking about. I've had just about enough of your attitude!" I said as I shoved him.
"Oh yeah?" And that's when I saw it. That rare smile that no one gets to see from him.
Of course that came at a price. He shoved me back. I nearly fell over. I started laughing as we Well, we acted like kids. I have to admit, that is how most couples our age would act, right? Well, we're both eighteen. In the end, we were both lying on the grass laughing. How the heck did this happen? I mean, he's like a brick wall. But he's I can't say that anymore.
17 - BloodI staggered. Something warm ran down my shoulder.
Like I needed any blood loss right now! I kept my keyblade pointed outward, in an attack-position.
"Cassidy!!" Aqua shouted. The shoulder of my blue shirt had turned red, as well as part of my scarf. I continued to fight. Aqua also had severe wounds. I was bent on protecting her. I continued to trudge through the battle as she continued to dissuade me from it.
Another gash, this time my mid-section. My shirt now had three large red blotches on it. I still kept fighting. I figured I'd die, but at least Aqua would be safe.
But I collapsed.
"Cassidy!!" I heard Aqua scream as I fell forward, my blood beginning to surround me as I grew numb. Is this what death felt like? Hm Not as scary as I thought.
My eyes started to shut when I heard a slash and a cry in pain.
Lucky for me, that had meant that Aqua had stopped the heartless. She then ran over to me, picking me up carefully and resting my head on her arm as she propped me up.
16 - QuestioningI stood there. I looked to the stars, and the dark sky.
"What am I doing? Why am I even on this side and not my sister's? Why? Why am I not doing something helpful to either side? Why?" I sighed to myself.
"It looks like the war may finally come to a close." I heard a deep voice say.
"What do you mean?" I asked.
"You, as well as the goddesses want an end to the war. You claim that you don't have a side, but you represent the balance."
"But then what will happen? Could the world be destroyed from the ending of the conflict?"
"No. You'll save worlds."
"But I I guess that I'm questioning my role in this. Seeing as I'm who I am and my sister and best friend are both goddesses."
"And because of that, you can do this."
"But I I can't help questioning myself at every turn."
15 - SilenceI looked up at the struggle stage while the crowd was silent. They were frozen too. It was almost as if someone had hit 'pause'. Roxas looked over.
"Tial What's going on?!"
"I'm sorry! I wish that I knew!" I called out, coming up onto the struggle stage. Then a figure appeared Is that ?
"Ah, it's been a long time, you two." I recognized that voice It is! "Jeez, do you know how much it took to get here?"
"Who are you?!" Roxas held the struggle bat out in front of him, almost as if he was holding a keyblade.
"You mean that you've forgotten? It's me, Axel. Tial, you remember me, right?" He said. Both of them looked at me. My heart was pounding in my chest. I didn't know if I could respond.
"I guess that I've got no choice then " Axel sighed as he summoned his weapons, starting to make attacks with them.
"Wa- Wait a minute!" Roxas protested. My eyes widened.
"Damn it!" I said to myself. Why was I frozen?! I've dealt with so much worse! At that moment, we both su
14 - SmileI looked to the sky, humming Ocean Avenue by Yellowcard. I loved the night. I've learned to stay up for a day or two on end, but that's about it. I've been working on my abilities since I got back.
"Whoa!! Hikari, look!!" Chiaki nearly shouted, pointing to three figures falling through the sky and into the water. My jaw dropped. No. Freaking. Way.
"Oh. My. God." I breathed, a true smile on my face for the first time in ages. I mean, I knew that this meant that the eternal conflict would continue, but still .
"Do you think they're alright?! That was a long fall!!" Chiaki said worriedly. I took off my sandals.
"I'll be right back " I said as I used a minor spell. Thank god that Terra was able to teach me. I hovered on the water. Then I took off. It looked like I was running on the water. No wonder Chiaki's eyes nearly bulged out of her head. I managed to reach the trio. Squall, Bartz, and Zidane. God, I'd missed them so much.
"Guys!" I let myself fall into the water with them a
13 - MisfortuneEverything seemed to be going wrong now. Why did Yuki have to go away?! Why was Mitsuki barely talking to us anymore?! Why did Sora always have to leave?! Why was Ai just being silent all together?! Nothing's right! It all happened when we entered this world! This world has been nothing but death, doom, and destruction! God, what I'd give to just be back home!
At least I need someone's shoulder to lean on. I don't know what's happened to the group, but I think that we're just falling to pieces. And to be honest, that's not what I want. Please, just someone, please, will you let me cry? Will you let me let go of the burden of being a girl of steel for a moment?
Before I knew it, I was singing 'Fall to Pieces' by Avril Lavigne. I sing what I feel. That's how the group works. We'd set up our song listing the day of the concert, based on what was fun to sing, or what we felt, or something that would make us feel better. I guess that I needed to sing right now. I needed an escape. I needed
Short PoemHer eyes return my gaze,
A gentle “Hello” at first glance.
Those chocolate brown coloured eyes,
So full of love and compassion.
Without a sound from my lips,
A solitary cry escapes.
Her serene marble-like stare,
cross our paths
for their effects
every poem begins with sometimes
every dream begins with maybe
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