When you look into the mirror, at your reflection...
That is perfection.
Standing next to you is as close to perfection
I've ever gotten...
Helio - To Write Love On Her Arms
Blood Ties Chapter 2.5Blood Ties Chapter 2.5 by Invoking
“This is who you really are.”
A grittier, angrier version of Solus’ own voice echoed in the darkness. However, Solus was aware that he was asleep. He knew what he was hearing and seeing wasn’t real. He just couldn’t seem to wake up.
“This is just a dream,” He kept repeating to himself, ignoring the images that flashed around him. One depicted Solus at a young age, before the tragedy that killed his family. The next instant, an image of a young Solus on his knees appeared, tears streaming down his face as he looked on at the blaze that engulfed his home.
The disembodied voice suddenly grew angry and spat out the words as though they left a bad taste in its mouth, “Why weren’t you at home when the fire started, Solus?”
“This is just a dream,” He repeated to himself, more desperately and gritting his teeth. The voice had no particular source still, as far as he could tell. Solus looked around. The images had changed.
Diamond In The Rough.Long hair and deep brown eyes so sad but full of hopeDiamond In The Rough. by Invoking
Walks over to his side and hands him a love note
Then he points and laughs at her for the feelings she confessed
She feels emptiness as a heartbeat in her chest
At home she’ll water down her pain with broken pride
Trying to fix the girl who fell apart inside
Long hair and deep brown eyes so sad and full of tears
She’s not that different, but can’t fit in with her peers
They all have their looks and brand name clothes
Just because she doesn’t, she’s the girl nobody knows
And this goes out to her; I just hope that it’s enough
To let her know I see the diamond hidden in the rough
Take It All Away.There’s a tear between each smile and a fracture on my heartTake It All Away. by Invoking
And a thousand feelings breaking me and tearing me apart
Knowing when it’s over I may lose my sanity
Embrace the mess I am and the storm inside of me
In the dark I have a chance to fight away my problems
To ignore them all away instead of trying to solve them
All I saw when I looked back was a mass of insecurity
Laying waste to who I am and ripping at the seam
Lowering my already non-existent self-esteem
And I couldn’t help admitting I’m a self-made failure
Walking a broken path as a second-hand savior
And it all adds up to nothing; me in a nutshell
Yanking on the chain that tethers me to hell…
Perfection.When you look into the mirror, at your reflection...Perfection. by Invoking
That is perfection.
Blood Ties Chapter 2Blood Ties Chapter 2 by Invoking
2 Days after the Bandit Incident
Plumes of smoke rose lazily into the sky from the wooden longhouses scattered throughout the valley. Men and women tended to small stands full of various products – be it jewelry or cuts of meat or furs. Children ran around shouting and playing.
Solus looked upon this with astonishment. “This was not here last time I came out this way,” He said, still taking in the sight of the newly developed village.
“Well, when was the last time you were out this way?” Nikki asked, her hands propped up on her hips.
“Only a few years…” Solus spoke, still bewildered at the sight of the village.
“A few years,” Nikki mocked, leaning over and sticking her tongue out at Solus, “A lot can happen in just one year, masked wonder.”
Solus shot her a warning glance. “Don’t call me that.”
“Don’t call me that, what?” She shot back.
Solus sighed, tilting his he
Just Words"I'm fine" is a dirty lie.Just Words by Mimibert
The truth is that I want to die.
"I'm tired" is not even done.
It really means "I'm tired of being no one"
"I'm better" is but a curse.
The truth is that I've never been worse
"I'm just cold" is what I say
so my sleeves can hide my scars away.
"I already ate" is said with a frown.
I starve to see the numbers on the scale go down.
"I'm okay" is probably the worst.
It really means I'm about to burst.
All these things are lies to me.
But you take this as the truth because what else would I be?
You're Not?You're anorexic if you're thinYou're Not? by MikkiMarie
You're not? Then you're obese.
If you're different, you're insane
You're not? Then you're a fake.
If you're happy, you're hiding something.
You're not? You must be emo.
If you're dating, you're a slut.
You're not? You must have no friends.
If you're popular, you're a jerk.
You're not? You're a nobody.
If you're quiet, you must be disabled.
You're not? You obnoxious freak.
If you're you, you're wrong.
Then you must be perfect.
"Blood Ties" is a story revolving around two main characters: Solus and Salethiel.
Solus is an original character (OC) created by me, Invoking, and Salethiel is an OC created by EmoRapunzel, who is my girlfriend.
Each primary/supporting character of any importance or real influence on the story is an OC created by a deviant. That's correct - you simply create an OC and if they meet the criteria for inclusion in the story, then they will be featured if a spot opens up and they're unique abilities are required to further the stories plot. So far, 3 OC's not created by me have been included in the first couple chapters of "Blood Ties" and more will surly be featured soon.
I released a journal when this project first began and a flood of owners wanting to get their OC's featured in the story blew up my inbox with submissions. While these deviants are already on the waiting list to possibly have their OC featured in "Blood Ties", I am setting down a new requirement for those who want their OC featured in the story.
Those who wish to have their OC officially under consideration for a feature in "Blood Ties" must post this "Blood Ties" themed badge on their profile.
I WILL NOTE YOU THE BADGE CODE SHOULD YOU SUBMIT AN OC OR REQUEST IT
Please click on the badge for more information.
If you support "Blood Ties" but do not have an OC to submit, you may also post the badge on your profile page or put it in a journal like my good friend has done here.
I support Blood Ties!!I couldn't resist lol.
Every bit helps out. Also, if you're sick of this ramble and would like to submit your own OC, here is the journal you should do that on.
Blood Ties - Submit Your OC For A Spot In My StoryI have decided to write a story for you guys. A story full of mystery, action, comedy, love, loss, evil, and mountain goats. That last one is necessary, I swear to you it is.
Just follow the rules listed in the journal. Remember: "Blood Ties" takes place in an era of swords, shields, and strange arcane arts. Nothing of the modern world is allowed and your OC will be exempted from consideration if they violate that rule or any other rule listed. I apologize in advance, but do not take it out on me.
Finally, here is the first Prologue of "Blood Ties", whose working title was "The Start Of Something More".
Blood Ties - Prologue
Please enjoy the story and don't forget to fave and leave a comment! Thank you for reading.