In for the Rain: Short Stories, A Little Demon

A little demon once told me; I only have one wish. That I would simply learn of it once I forgive him. No harm was to befall me as I have not sinned. No matter how much it confused me; the demon said its his. Under the watchful eye of the sun I watched the demon dance. He said stay until the moonlight but fall asleep not. As he swayed to his own beat the wind covered the sky with clouds deep in grey. He watched it with a teary eye. He told me for you the rain must not fall. Yet as it began to fall from the sky, he motions for me to run with him and hide. We sat by a tree with branches too high. High enough to catch the rain in the sky. He told me to close my eyes and dream. That one simple wish will come at three. I closed my eyes and fell into slumber. And in heaven I fly with wings so vivid. My eyes are blinded by a bright light. I hear a bell. I hear a thank you.  I hear a voice in gentle peace. I close my eyes once again and return to the tree where I sat before. The demon who led was there no more.

Drabble #120 My Lust

From my heart to yours is my own little demon. It snatched you up from the person you love. It kept you away from her gentle smile. It wakes you up with the greediest lust. A demon so small it keeps you with me. Far away from the person you seek. It crafted a vicious mask for me. The one you hold dear ran into it. Call it lust. Call it more. I’ll keep you with me. If you call it love.

In for the Rain: Short Stories, As I Sleep

The tears that I shed by this willow tree falls to the soil beneath my feet. The sunflowers it sprouts calls to me a gentle crow. It fills its belly with the seeds that grow. I wallow in my anger so vicious and furious. I watch it fly off in the wind that flows west. Not once did it ever wish me the best. I call to the sun for a light to hold. It sends down a beam in a gentle caress. No sooner than it landed its snatched by a cloud. One so greedy it wept in the sky. Its tears drenched me in a pitiful sorrow. The tree umbrellas me as its companion. I watch as its leaves drip past my head. A little smile forms from cheek to cheek. As the crow returns, I close my eyes and sleep.

East Sol Presents: A Light that Binds us Together (Lita Rhodes)

Hello all! The Sector with the Brightest was so much fun to write. With said I am planning to make it a full fledge series known as East Sol. East Sol Character Spotlight previously showed an extra story of Natalie Gholston. It was just a fun look into the character herself. In this next story I look at a take on a later scene for Lita Rhodes. It was part of her main story. I eventually changed to a new direction but thought I’d share it anyway. Please enjoy!

As emotion began to overwhelm her Lita refused to fight them, she won’t be strong, and she won’t refuse to feel them:

“I knew it and I was afraid. So much that I even tried to get there that day to negotiate the null in void of that contact so that we both can be saved. I couldn’t get there. However, time I won’t do that.”

Pain that threatens to destroy every bit of her washed over her. Every bit of her shook and every bit of her spiraled and for the first time he finally gives into those thoughts. Thoughts she didn’t know to think that day. Thoughts she felt she was too strong to think afterwards. She finally refuses to stay strong, but she won’t give up and she openly expressed frustration for everything she felt that day and everything she had to do get Lisa to forgive herself. The frustration that now that she has done enough for both of them to feel happy. For both of to believe they can continue to be happy. For both to be able to say without doubt that they are saved: why does Lisa have to go away? Every bit of those thoughts broke Lita up and she completely spiraled with no fear to stop because nothing will make her fear saying these words as every bit of her refused to hold back:

It’s not fair…
It’s not fair.
It’s not fair!

” It is not fair Lisa has to leave now! It’s not fair she now has to go away. It’s not fair she now has to leave all of the light she found! It’s not fair to take her away! It’s not fair that I messed up and Lisa has to go away. I am not going up there! I refuse to negotiate! Please don’t take her away! Please don’t let her leave me! It’s not fair! Call of that contract, both of us messed up! We both learned! And We both deserve to be saved! Please call of that contract! We both deserve to live!”

Every but of that fear Lita felt, that she herself felt made Lisa cry. Every bit of their fear made her not want to die. Every bit of their fear made her not want to go away. Every bit of her as frighten as she was, looked straight into all of the fear she saw in Lita’s eye and Lisa refused to run this time because she would never have those eyes look like that. All of her believed that as Lita Rhodes’ s older sister she Lisa Rhodes will do everything in her power to make those frightened tears go away. As such she too had something to say:

 “This contract is null in void! For the despair I witness is not a part of the deal. I see that if I leave her this way she will never be saved. I gave up to soon and prematurely made that contract and missed seeing that we were already given that opportunity. I prematurely got so desperate that a gave it up and made a ridicules contract with terms made unfairly to keep me from learning from my mistake. I misused this magic and I did it again this day and everything in me regrets that. As such I will openly renegotiate those unfair terms of my contract by l taking the responsibility for the failure that is that day. I misused my magic and took that “L” as a “loss” and refused to see it as a “Lesson”!

The new terms I offer are final and are to go in affect immediately should all parties agreed:

 ‘Take this magic and all of it! As the repayment for damages of my unfair contract. I, Lisa Rhodes, will here by protect on her own merit and have strength on her own merit so that I, Lisa Rhodes, will do and be my best to unsure that I am strong enough to save anyone and/or have strength enough to continue to live if I lose them. If those terms are reasonable: I, Lisa Rhodes affective immediately give up this magic in settlement to take my real “L” and stay”

In for the Rain: Short Stories, The Demon Noctis

Another day I miss you. Another lonely night. I wonder if in a life you will return to me at once. I ponder in this pond the light that once has faded. Tell me my love why have you not returned.

He floated under the moon light, drifting on his back. His silver hair flowing across water. The water glisten with a great blue color. It reflected all around him in a brilliant light.

He let out a sigh as he let the water take him. His eyes were closed tight to block out the light. As one in his head played over and over again. He saw a woman bright in her beauty. She had a smile so radiant that he felt he could stay there forever.

All at once it began to fade the vision of her began to crack. Just as it began to break is eyes jolted open. Tears streamed like endless falls.

She’s Gone…

He let himself fall into the lake before looking at the moon.

“How many times has this moon come!? How much time has gone by!? You should have returned by now! I’ve wait for many years! Why!?” He cried viciously. “I loved you…”

He crawled out of the pond he rested. He looked at his wrists. Which wore silver colored bangles. On them were blue patterns with ancient encryption.

“If only father had given these to me sooner. I cloud have saved you…”

Just then he looked up.

“Someone’s coming!?”

His eyes lit up.

“It could be! I’ll go have a look!”

And with that he ran off to the northern part of the land.

A brisk rain had hit. The ship rocked violently. It carried a small crew of travelers, one of which had fallen extremely ill.

“Madame Ariel. Are you settled in?” A man walked up carrying a cup of warm liquid.

“No, Drake. This rain is awful. I feel worse.” She said with a moan.

“That unfortunate. Try to relax with this tea I brought you.”

“Thank you.” She said.

The waves rock more violently. Thunder could be heard from a distant. She shivered as a chill came over her.

“I should have never come out here.” She sniffled.

Drake sighed as guilt washed over him.

“I’m apologize Ariel. I wanted to have this adventure with you so we could be free. I wanted to stay close to you, but this is unbearable.”

She watched his face quiver and sat up.

“Oh no! Don’t make that face Drake. I’ll be alright.” She said as she sipped the tea he gave her.

Seeing this he put on a stronger face. “Right, I’ll check on the men. But rest up, please.”

He took on last glance at her and left the room.

Drake walked into the Captains Quarter’s.

“Master Drake Dilyard! I have good news. Our lead is hot. We found an island.”

“Really, Reed! That’s fantastic!” He shouted.

“Yes. The Moonlit Bangles are closer to being true than ever now.”

“I know, Marcus! And with that said the rumors of the healing could be true!” Drake said excitedly. “I want to head there full speed. We must get them to Ariel.”

Hmmm….

“You betray me. This weather brings no woman here. The stars align so wrong.” Said the silver haired man.

He looked toward the horizon. As he did, he shouted at the stars: Gaze toward the light and Show a Vision. What Lies beyond the horizon reveals itself to me.

He held his arms high as the bangle lit up bright. The moon shone into the stars as the formed a mirror high in the sky. A vision came into form it was of the woman of the crew Ariel. His eyes grew wide.

“Is it you!?” He shouted.

He gazed at the vision. He could tell immediately she was ill. His eyes teared.

“You will not make it. I must bring you here.”

He raised his arms again with these words: Tides of the world hear my plea. Change your course and Bring them to me.

The waves glew brightly before changing in flow. All at once the ocean changed direction.

With a loud boom the ship jostled.

“Woah!” Drake screamed. “Everyone hold on! Steady the ship.”

The crew ran around. Grabbing the helm was Drake himself.

“Take care of Ariel.”

“Right sir!”

He clenched the wheel and held on tight. The boat rocked heavily as he tried to fight the waves. With one big boom the ship was hit.

“Arrgh.” He yelled as he began to lose his grip.

All at once he blinked out.

You oaf! You’ll kill her!

“Wait what!?” He said as he came to.

Do not fight my waves! Move with it!

“Who said that!? Don’t taunt me! I can do this!”

He grabbed the wheel again and held on tight. The ship moved violently. But began to steady.

“I’ll catch this wave.”

And with that he jerked the wheel to its left. Immediately the ship began to move fast.

“Drake what are you doing!?” Reed yelled.

“Getting us to this Island!”

The waves began to calm as the ship felt like it was slowing down.

“Is everyone alright?” Drake yelled.

“We are.” Ariel said softly.

A look of relief washed over his face.

“That’s good.”

“Sir, the Island!” A sailor shouted.

They both left the helm and immediately gasped. It was a beautiful land lush with green. The Moon shone so close behind it. They never saw such a view of it.

“Let’s land at once!” Drake said as he ran back to the helm.

They’re here…

“Captain, we were quite fortunate. We can set up here for a few nights but stay no more than that.” Reed said.

“I think you’re right.” Drake said as he examined the land. “Well men, let’s set up.”

Just then the moon glew. It was a brilliant blue. So light in color and dazzling in beauty.

Ariel couldn’t believe her eyes. She felt a wave of pain as she jumped up to see it better.

“Calm yourself, Ariel.” Drake Said. “But wow! What’s going on!”

“Hmph!”

“You there! Who are you!?” Drake demanded.

“I am the Great Demon Noctis!” The Silver haired man boasted.

“That voice…” Drake said. “You’re the one who nearly took us out!”

“How dare you!” Noctis yelled.

Noctis jumped from the tree he was standing on and approached them in a hurry.

They readied themselves. All at once he jumped past the men onto the ship and stopped in front of Ariel.

He gazed into her eyes. Not wanting to look away.

“You’re ill.”

“Hey! Back off!” Drake roared.

Noctis snapped his gaze away from her.

“What did you say!?”

“Do not get so close to her!”

“Who are you to her!?”

“She is the woman I love!”

“And yet she looks like this.” Noctis said as he pointed out her ill look.

All at once Drake roared and threw his fist to him. Noctis caught it at once.

“The Bangles!” Drake gasped.

“You fool! What business do you want with them?”

“Give them to me, I want to heal Ariel!”

Noctis paused.

“Her name is Ariel…”

“Let to me. We were sailing for so long. She has suffered so much. I want to heal her. Give them to me!”

“They are not for you.” Noctis said. He looked at Ariel. “You have come to me after all these years?”

“I don’t know you. I am not sure who you think I am. But if you can heal me with your bangles that would be more help than I can ever ask.”

“So…. You are not her….”

Noctis turned away. He jumped off the ship with his head low.

Perhaps she would not remember. Such cruelty!

“Where is my beauty! Where is my love!”

Just as the approached him again, he let out a vicious yell! It pierced through their ears.

They all looked up as the moon began to fade.

“I wanted her here! All these years and pass and the only visitors are them!?” He wailed. “Please come back. Don’t let this moon fade!”

Drake looked on with sympathy. He could not bear to see Noctis’s tears.

I won’t be him. I cannot be him. Those bangles must be used.

Just then he saw Ariel walk up to him.

“Wait! Ariel!”

Noctis looked up to her hand clenched over her heart.

“You need help…”

“I do.”

He stared at her before getting up.

“You need not suffer more than I have.” Noctis said.

He raised his arms with these words: Light of the moon. Power my bangles. Put to ease this pain and heal this one here.

All at once the bangles glew. He put his hands forward and Ariel began to glow. She felt a wave of warmth wash all over her. Her pain began to leave her and color returned to her face.

“Woah!”  Reed yelled. “Look, Drake!”

“Ariel…” Drake whispered.

The light began to fade. Ariel took some breaths before smiling.

“I feel better!” she cheered “Drake I feel better!”

She turned to him as he ran up.

He twirled her around before stopping to look at Noctis who had tears in his eyes.

“You’re a good man.” Drake said.

“I am no man, but I will not tear you with my story.” Noctis eyed the ship. “Leave now or I may change my mind on how to deal with you.”

Drake stared before looking at his men.

“Let’s Go! We got what he wanted!”

And with that they all loaded onto the ship and set off.

Noctis watch them leave before walking slowly into the forest. It was a long walk dreadful and sad. He watched every flower he passed before his bangles glew warm.

“What’s going on!” He yelled.

“Words!”

Word began to form on the bangles. Be free my son as you are near. Come to me now and find you dear.

“Wait! What!? Why am I weak!” Noctis said as he began to fall. His eyes grew weary as he relaxed into the ground. He closed his eye to find a beauty too clear.

 “I’ve waited for you…” He said. “I’m glad you’re here.”

Drabble #118 To the Sneaky Thief

To the sneaky thief who waits in the dark. I know you are there, but I fear you not. I simply feel a stare so blank. I want to lose you in this great chase. You are not welcome. You will not stay. But I will play this cat and mouse game. Follow me and keep up well. For I have a move you cannot foretell. I’ll erase it all before you can see. As you will never defeat me.

In for the Rain: Short Stories, As She Goes On

For the fear I hold of the person unknown, I call to you for your name. You answer as sweet as a voice that I’ve heard. “I am the one who has watched you from afar. The one who’s seen your mood fall and lift. The one whom I hope you share your heart with. I am love. I am your angel. Call by me my name that is simply yours.”

It rings through my ears so sincere and clear. I watch as you come into view.  Your face, your beauty. I know you. A person I chased. A person I admired. Why does such words now draw tears into my eyes? I fall into despair as my heart race. A fear of your own crosses your face. “I know you…” is all I say. “Dry your tears.” You respond right away.  I clasp my hands together. You take them right away. “Do not pray yet as I want to stay.” “Please leave, I cannot bear this fate.” You hold on to me with your eye closed tight. A sleep comes over me with every tear you cry.

You look into my eyes. At look back at yours. The tears we cry gets lost in our gaze. I hold my head up as your tears must fade. My love for you shines so we both can dry our eyes. “You are so warm.” you tell me softly. “I want yours back. As I’ve never felt it.” You pull away with a glance behind. “Dear child you must not stay.” We both want to hide. But as he commands it. You must go on.

“I need to stay. As I love her so.” He pauses as he answers “Neigh, for if you love her it will be so.” I close my eye to wish him a way. And with all my might I began to pray. “Dear lord I wish you well the same. Please ease our pain so she won’t leave in vain. I want our light to never fade. Let no darkness come into our eyes. Lead her home as she has died.”

He offers his hand to the woman in front of me. She looks back before smiling. “I love you too much to leave you like that. I’ll watch you from there but don’t hurry back.” She grabs his hand and fades into light. I shake my head and look into the light. It fades softly as you go on. I say “I love you.” As she goes on.

In for the Rain: Short Stories, Awake

A sweet dream of you ends in a cold stare. I follow your soul as it leaves here. I watch you go time after time. I hold myself as I cry. My anger arises with promises dashed. You told me forever and that we would last. I watch your soul linger above. I can’t get there you aren’t my love.

The cold consumes me. I wipe my eyes. They never stop flowing with you in the sky. I want my warmth back. I try to die. But all I do is close my eyes. I linger in the dark with hopes I been taken. I wait in my still but only awaken. I’ll go to you I finally say. And in a flash you call to me and say. “I’m here my love. I always am. Don’t fall to your grief and smile again.”

I stare in your direction in my disbelief. You’ve come down I say. But is it really for me? You grab me in an embrace that feels as cold as ice. I fall unto my knees with you right by my side. “I won’t leave you ever. Just believe in me. Look up with your sorrow but see me and beam.” I nod my head yes. I’ll remember it well. For you are my love and I shall be well.

I close my eyes and felt a grand warmth. I swim in this feeling. I want to drown in it. Pleasant thoughts of you enter my mind. I call your name many times. I don’t want you to leave. My emotions flood. I open my eyes with you still there. I want to fly and soar in the air. You are my love. I want you to stay. With you by my side no plane matters. I’ll be with you forever. As our love shall never shatter.