Kinderscenen

Unshaven, he sat quietly in the shade of their wisteria tree as he watched them play. Smiling to himself, he enjoyed the breeze and the touch of the warm sun; it had been a difficult winter. But now that the snow had melted, and he didn’t have to worry so much about their journey to…

Two

“That’s a very good book. I’m quite fond of it.” Snapping the book shut, the Hound immediately set it down as she gave a curt bow to the Princeling. “My apologies,” he said softly. “I didn’t mean to disturb you.” She was tight-lipped as he picked up the rejected book to hand it back to…

One

Her service to the Queen began when she was 14 – just barely a woman – and the village had found her unusual knack for the hunt. The Queen at the time was not yet the Queen as her father still sat upon the throne, but for all she could remember, she had and always…

my worst fear

My worst fear is that ten, fifteen years from now, I’ll be in the office, working, and I’ll get up with my papers for the meeting with the consultants and when I walk into the conference room, you’ll be sitting there, looking a little older, a little worse for the wear, but all the reasons…

December 3, 2017 | 7:13PM

Part of me can’t wait to go to varsity. Not because I’m excited to be on varsity – in actuality, it makes me quite scared – but the mere thought of being separated from you – of being able to put more space between you and I – the opportunity to kill my feelings for…

November 30, 2017 | 12:54AM

A: One (of many reasons) why I refused to allow my feelings to develop was that I didn’t feel that I was good enough for you in the way that I’ve gone through some shit and haven’t really come out of it for the better. I have lots of emotional baggage, lots of cracks and…

November 30, 2017 | 12:24AM

A: …You’re horrible with all of your teasing. I mean to say that, I wish you wouldn’t joke and tease me like that; wouldn’t smile and laugh and nudge me playfully like you did yesterday. I’m trying my best to clean up and neatly package away my feelings for you. They’re complicated as fuck already;…

November 29, 2017

These days I keep thinking about if I’d never met you. If I hadn’t joined – but I’m sure there’d have been some other person. If not you, then him, or him, or him. So in the end, you don’t mean very much, do you? No, I suppose not.

0.5

As he stood there and studied her, he decided she was cute but, unfortunately, not cute enough. He liked her, but not enough to really bother with consideration. She was funny, but not funny enough to intrigue him, and this conclusion, as sad as it may be, relieved him. It had been a thorn in…

Coming Soon

“So, how are this year’s pickings?” “Fine.” “Just fine?” “Well, you know,” he shrugged. “Novices are novices. We actually dropped 5 rowers last week, but it was a long way coming.” “So what does that bring you to? 14?” “15.” “So one short of 2 8’s. Damn. Looks like you’ve got your work cut out…

thirteen

It was nearly 2 in the morning when Suzaku was able to find some time with the birthday boy. Finding him in the backyard, he handed him a glass of his own before taking a seat beside him in front of the fire pit. “…What happened?” he finally asked. Biting back the instinct to pull…