Thursday, February 27, 2014

Alexis: Brotherly Love (And sisterly!!!)

Alexis watched from her window as her older brother, Aro, walked to the lake. As always she felt that stab of sympathy. Aro was only around for a few months, but already he was proving loyal. Little Olivia jumped up next to Alexis.
"Lexi?" Olivia sounded serious, unusual for the little six year old. Alexis turned to look at her,
"Well." Olivia began, "Do you think that Aro feels scared here?" The question hit Alexis hard, what she knew was limited. Aro was a Sense-Warden and powerful. He easily blocked her from reading his emotions. 
"I think he feels safe, just unsure. Liv, he's from a totally different world. He needs time to adjust to life." Alexis used a gentle tone, Olivia would not understand the true horrors their older brother had experienced, not for a long while. Olivia nodded and ran off to the play room. Alexis went back to the window. She had to speak to Aro. She put her coat on and went to the lake. Aro walked slowly. He turned, having probably heard Alexis through her thoughts.
"Yes, Alexis?" He asked in his Dublin accent. Alexis still found it weird that Aro sounded Irish. 
"Hey. I wanted to hang out with you." She said casually. Aro shrugged.
"Ok. I am just walking." He continued to walk as Alexis followed. They walked in silence for a few minutes before Aro finally spoke.
"Alexis, do you know why Mom always has nightmares?" 
"Ah. Yes. Well..." Alexis trailed off unsure where to start. "Okay, she just had bad experiences with true names of Coco's." 
"Names? I do not understand. We are born with one name." Aro looked over at Alexis, confused.
"Look he's stolen names...Aro you ought to get used to weird. This isn't even why you spoke, what is troubling you?" Aro laughed,
"I underestimated your skills, sister. You have caught me. I do have another problem. Though not of my own. Something is troubling you." He left the topic to her. Alexis bit her lip, she knew what was bothering her, but how did he know? Only two people knew her secret, her true name. Aro did not speak, expecting her to.
"My true name. Simple. I know it."
"Ciarda. That is it, no?"
"It is." Alexis sounded scared. Thank god it was sealed.
"Who knows it as well? Niccolò, yes Szoren is his, Mother's is Justaria. Yours is Ciarda. You are all troubled" He noted. Alexis nodded,
"Yes. My name is trying to take control. I need help subduing her. I am scared to ask Niccolò." Alexis blushed. Aro gave her a smile. 
"Oh dear. Dear sister, I have seen the memories of you Niccolò has, the time he watched you. The fact he trained you in knives. He may not be a man who will marry, but he will surely help you. You have known him since a tiny age. Possibly he considers you a friend, I know he does not like to be close to anyone. Ask. He may help, he has experience." 
"Thank you. I guess I should just ask." Alexis laughed. Aro grinned,
"Between you and me, when I controlled Niccolò, I heard a name called Alastair, I told him off a few times. He is an insane man." They both laughed.
"Oh remind me to ask Niccolò to release Alastair, it's our test to see if you're worthy of living." Alexis said seriously. Aro stopped dead, a look of fear evident.
"Do not say that. That man is a being whom does not deserve life. Killer. Monster. I dare not seek him out. I beg of you not to release him." Alexis burst out laughing,
"God no. Niccolò would hit me if I asked. We wouldn't let little old Alice out." The two locked gazes and suddenly a snowball flew in.
"ATTACK!!!!" Olivia screeched, charging in. Aro picked the little one up and a snow fight began. The three of them together in harmony. 

Zafira watched them fight. Pride swelling as her kids fought, sibling rivalry. The best kind. Sisterly and brotherly love.  

Rhydian Blake: The Day Lewis Said Hello

This time last year I wrote a message in this little box...And then I pressed 'Publish Your Comment' and then it was here, in this place forever. What I had said was stuck here and online for the rest of my life. I remember what I said. "HI! I'm new...What is this place?" 
And from that one small little moment, this place became part of my life. It became my life. I came here almost everyday, and never guessed I would've made it this far. And I'd just like to say, thank you!!! Your my first proper friends in a way...You gave me advice when I needed it, you gave me friendship that I needed...You all gave me a life. Thank you. "Hi! I'm new. What is this place?" - Lewis/Rhydian Sky

Today I'll say "Hi again! I'm not so new. This place is home to me :)"

Hmmm.....dunno what to write. I know "Hi! I'm new. What is this place?" Send. OK...Just wait for a response. Cool, people are talking to me. Miss Cain? Cool name. Why are these guys talking to each other like it's a chat room? It's Derek's blog. Only one way to find out...I'll have to talk to them. Awesome names, I shouldn't have used my Given Name lewis, I must seem so ordinary to them 
*talks for a bit* "Got to go now. I'll be back tomorrow!" Send. OK, time for sleep. 
*next day early* "Hi! You probably don't remember me but I came on yesterday. Guess I'm still classed as a newbie" Send. Star Inkbright? She seems very bubbly. Too bubbly. The bubbliest person I've had the pleasure of meeting so far in my short lived life. I should get to know her. Mischief Shadow? I met him yesterday. he's new as well, his first day was mine. At least I know I'm not alone. OK, another day of talking to these pretty epic people.

I've finally taken a name. Hope they like it...Rhydian.
I think I'll spend forever here :)
New school...So nervous. No matter what happens, I'll always be with my Bloglandian friends.
Adrasdos Dark? Or Adra then? Cool name...What's going on? Roleplaying? OK, I'll give it my best shot!
Gotta get my friend Corvo Lavender to meet these people...There way too awesome not to meet!!!

This is my one year Blogversary...And hopefully I'll make it through another few years...I know for definite that I'll know you guys for the rest of my life :)

Yours Sincerely,  Rhydian