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
My Mind Is A Graveyard And My Body Is A Scar.There’s constantly something wrong with meMy Mind Is A Graveyard And My Body Is A Scar. by Invoking
I can’t look in the mirror for fear I’ll see
Another part of me that I can’t let be
I want to cut it out of my soul
And just live with the gaping hole
Take control and choose to lose
The part of my heart where the insides bruised
I didn’t fall; I was caught by the lonely, crushing darkness
Of this I’m sure; it was there more than you ever were
I don’t know why the love I need
Is flowing in the blood I bleed
Yes, I’m confused and, yes, I’m a mess
Frustrations magnified by stress
I don’t know why I pushed so far
New cuts cover where the old ones are
My scars are scarred, my heart’s in shards
I’m breaking down like a house of cards
I fell already blind into decimating blackness
And used what I could find of my heart as target practice
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…
My EyesMy Eyes by megsamirafauth
What keeps me pacing and outlines the darkening bags
Growing more humbling every day that it drags
(No more a wonder how easy a forced smile can break me
How very lonely a cold night can make me)
Is the realism of how badly I want to belong
Though I suffer in silence, subdued, and prolonged
My eyes speak a magnitude of the pain I betray
And they tell you the story my words cannot say
Never MineCan I ask you something?Never Mine by I-AM-KAI
Because I don't know where I stand,
And right now it's got me down enough,
To take my razor blade in hand.
Do you actually like me?
Wait. Do you even care?!
Why are you treating me like this?
Can't you see it's just not fair?!
I let you back in,
I honestly believed you this time,
But it was just another lie,
Because you were NEVER mine!
"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.