Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Midnight Flights

Kate watched from the ground as two shadows flew across the moon. The Rider smiled as she felt Avis' excitement, her dragon's song reached her ears. Kate's laughter echoed up to the two dragons and rider in the sky. The wind gently blew, a few of Kate's wavy strands ended up in her eyes. She brushed her hair back as she kept her eyes on her dragon, who shimmered a golden lilac. Nox, was easily concealed by the night sky; even with a full moon, Kate couldn't see him at all. 

'We'll be landing soon, Kate,' Avis informed her Rider.

Kate watched as Avis began her approach. Her dragon, lowered herself similar to a bird landing on its perch. Kate took off to join Avis, as she reached her companion, the ground shook slightly. Kate braced herself against Avis, as she looked at Nox.

"Thank you for taking her out, Nox. Avis was beginning to get restless," Kate gratefully told the large blue and grey dragon.

'You're welcome, Kate,' his voice rumbled in her mind as brown eyes met gold.

-fin

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Birthday News

Hey everyone, I'm back. I know I've been gone a few times this year. I'll explain more in depth in a later post. My recent absence was a weird one, so on July 28th, my computer died. Just up and random died, it wouldn't charge or turn on. I have accepted that I tend to have a three year period with computers because my previous computer had a hard drive, crash. I'm just that kind of person with laptops, I guess. Anyway, I had to find another computer but I don't have the funds to afford one, nor does anyone else in my family. I'm currently using my dad's computer, but I've had to make some changes and adjustments for it to suit my needs.

This was all going on between July 28th-July 30th. Then on August 1st, I had to take my dad to the E.R., he was feverish and having chills. Mind you that during this time were in a 90 degree Fahrenheit heat wave, no way was it the weather. So, it turned out that my dad had a toe infection. He had to have it amputated, this is his second toe, so we knew the drill. He's fine now, he came on August 5th, but I've been busy taking him to doctor appointments that I have had to back burner a few things. This included my blog. He is recovering well, and I will be back to regular posting on Monday.

Today, is also my 23rd birthday. It hasn't sunk in yet, but I last year I said the same thing. So, Happy Birthday to me.

See you all on Monday,
Alex

Friday, July 28, 2017

Update big news

Sorry not story quick update computer is not working so all posts will be on hold until I figure out what's going on.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Cinderella

As she walked down the staircase, all eyes gazed at her in her soft olive green dress. Once at the bottom, the Prince approached her with a proffered hand. She gently placed her hand in his, together they danced across the ballroom floor, ignorant of the stares. -fin

Friday, July 21, 2017

In the Night

As the music played loudly downstairs, and the guests mingled and gossiped, a petite brunette rifled through the master bedroom for various jewelry pieces. She swiped a few pins, broaches, necklaces, and hair combs that were displayed out in the open; the trinkets easily concealed in her purse or dress. With a careful ear and watchful eyes, she slinked easily back into the crowd of guests and exited with the crowd, when it was time to leave -fin

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Return Home

Summer faded slowly into autumn, nights grew longer and a little colder. As the change of seasons fast approached, the honey-blonde goddess prepared for her six month stay with her husband. The last day of summer arrived and gave way to the autumnal equinox, there he stood waiting with a warm smile on his face. -fin

Monday, July 17, 2017

First Steps

At her first steps, various peony and chrysanthemum blooms exploded into a shower of petals. Her giggles sang and echoed in the sitting room. As she reached her parents, they smiled and danced in excitement for her accomplishment. -fin

Friday, July 14, 2017

Zara

Sapphire blue eyes curiously met the golden brown eyes, that belonged to the sixteen year old female in front of him. Shock and disbelief were easily read upon his face, at seeing her again, it had been years since they had last seen each other. "Zara," he softly whispered aloud. -fin

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Silent Conversations

All eyes followed the pair, as they gracefully waltzed around the dance floor. Blue met golden brown with a strong intensity, full of love and admiration. Together the pair ignored the envious looks as they continued to dance as they silently spoke.
-fin

Monday, July 10, 2017

First Meetings

The first time Bruce Wayne met Amelia Carter, had been a few short hours after her birth. The newly turned five year old boy studied the bundle wrapped in pink with intense scrutiny. Dark eyes slowly fluttered open to meet blue curious ones before her.
-fin

I am so behind on my Camp Nano story but I'm going to be working on it this week, hopefully for a few hours a couple days of the week.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Cuddles

Her purple hair cascaded down his arm, as she slept peacefully on his shoulder. He had an arm wrapped around her to keep her close and warm; his own head rested on top of hers. The pair were cuddled close with the soft blue-grey fleece blanket lazily wrapped around them as they slept through the movie playing on the screen.
-fin

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Miles Apart

She gazed up at the lilac colored sky with longing. His blue gaze looked back at Earth from the white rock he currently worked on. Thoughts dwell on their significant other with worry but hope for their reunion.
-fin

Monday, July 3, 2017

Swimming (Camp Nano)

As she walked along the dock, she would occasionally dip a toe into the cool turquoise water. Her purple locks glowed a raspberry color as the sun shined on her. In the ocean her friends called for her to join them, with laughter upon her lips she leaped into the refreshing water.

-fin

Hey, everyone, updates this month will be 3 sentence stories, as I'm doing Camp Nano. My goal for the month is to focus 40 hours on my Power Rangers, Claire/Hunter story. Ultimately, I want to finish their wedding and start on their back story or even their Samurai story. But their wedding is my main priority. So, wish me luck. 

Friday, June 30, 2017

Demonstrations

Zarnak glared at Seh-t'sha-ra from across the room.The Priestess despised the woman who sat at the Pharaoh's feet, as if she belonged there. Zarnak knew otherwise, but she chose to keep silent until she could find a moment alone with her Pharaoh. The purple haired Priestess turned her attention back to the demonstration in front of her, her golden eyes watched as Sir-tus and Ardet fought each other with staffs.

The Pharaoh often require demonstrations of his Medjai, he enjoyed the battles they put on. All eyes were on the pair, as Sir-tus and Ardet were the Pharaoh's strongest Medjai warriors. Zarnak studied the two, she could easily see the two trying to outwit the other, but she knew better. Zarnak, Sir-tus, and Ardet had all grown up in the palace together, the boys had been fighting each other for years. They knew each other too well, and were easily able to predict the other's movements.

The audience watched, captivated by the pair. Zarnak, easily caught sight of the move that would allow Sir-tus to win the battle. Sure, enough a few minutes later, Sir-tus knocked Ardet onto back, the staff held against his throat.

Zarnak watched as Ardet gave a nod in defeat. She heard his groan in frustration, as the Pharaoh and audience clapped. Sir-tus offered a hand to help Ardet up from the ground, Zarnak smiled glad to see that there were no hard feelings between her two friends.

-fin

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Cacti and Teasing

Daphne gently waved her hand over the cactus plants that were in her window sill. The prickly plants bloomed bright yellow, red, and pink flowers, instantly. The tall brunette smiled down at the blooms, before she moved on to the other plants that grew all over her apartment.

"Hathor, be careful," Daphne called out to her familiar as she caught sight of her Russian Blue cat in the sill, near the newly bloomed cacti.

The blue-grey cat meowed in response, as she met Daphne's grey-lilac eyes. Hathor returned her attention back to the prickly plants.

"You know, one of these days, she's going to end up getting stabbed in the nose," Isis, Daphne's roommate and best friend, commented as she walked into the living area of their shared apartment.

Daphne laughed at Isis' comment, "You're not wrong, but hopefully she won't ever actually stick her nose into the cacti.

"Hopefully," Isis said, but her voice was full of doubt as she glanced at Hathor with a raised eyebrow.

"So, do you want anything before you head to class?" Daphne asked as she moved towards the kitchen.

"Daph, I can feed myself," Hathor reminded her friend as she made her way to the cabinet that held her food. She grabbed a few cereal bars, and opened the fridge to pull out a chocolate muffin. "Besides, you have a meeting with Enver later. So, go get ready."

-fin

Monday, June 26, 2017

Couch Cuddles (Star Trek)

Ella smiled at Leonard from across medbay, as she went about her hourly rounds. She made quick work with checking in on her patients, there were very few people in medbay. Once she was finished she moved towards the office she shared with her husband.

"You okay, sweetheart?" Leonard McCoy asked his wife, as she laid on the couch in their office.

"Just tired, Leo," she answered as she turned to meet his hazel gaze.

The doctor moved to join his wife on the couch, he lifted her head into his lap as he ran his fingers through her hair. Ella sighed in happiness as her eyes fluttered closed. "Is it terrible to take a nap on shift?"

Leonard chuckled at his wife's question, "Not when you've been on shift for nearly 48 hours, go ahead and get some sleep sweetheart."

Ella gave a soft sigh as she allowed her eyes to close and snuggled further into the couch. Leo reached up and grabbed a blanket that they kept on the couch, he covered his wife. He leaned back and closed his eyes to try and get some sleep too.
-fin

So, today is my parent's wedding anniversary. They have been married for 24 years, which is crazy for me to believe. But this piece is dedicated to my parents, for all of the struggles that life has thrown at them, they have kept a strong and happy marriage for over two decades.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Poolside Fun

Avis took a deep breathe before she dunked herself below the surface of the pool water. She easily sank a few feet, she criss-crossed her legs and sat at the bottom of the six foot deep part of the pool. Before she could move, she felt something touch her in the side.

Avis blew bubbles as she released a breathe, before she shot to the surface. Once her head was up from under the water, she gasped as she looked at Nate, who wasn't far from her. "What was that for?" she asked as she brushed some of her dark red hair away from her face.

Nate Evermoon laughed as he met Avis' gaze, "Just making sure you hadn't drowned," he answered as he moved closer.

The mahogany haired witch rolled her eyes, "Athena, is he always this annoying?" she asked her best friend, who sat on the side of the pool with her legs dangling into the cold water.

Athena St. Rose looked at her brother with a frown, "Of course he is," she answered Avis as she turned to share a soft smile with her best friend.

The sixteen almost seventeen year old females both rolled their eyes, but Avis continued to enjoy the water. She pointed a finger at Nate, "Try it again, and you'll be a wet dog," she warned the newly graduated eighteen year old werewolf.

Nate rose his hands in surrender, he slowly moved away from Avis. "You're scary when you're angry," he mumbled as he looked at Avis.

She shook her head, and took another deep breathe before she threw herself the bottom of the pool. With a deep mental breathe, Avis concentrated as she silently said the spell she had found in her family's grimoure. The sixteen year old had been wanting to use this spell for months, but the weather was never quite right, but today was perfect. Ironically, on the summer solstice.

A warm feeling swept over Avis after she finished the spell, she opened her eyes and looked around under the water. It was clear, as there wasn't water in her eyes, she turned her head to see her hair following behind her. She quickly made her way back to the surface, as she reached the open air, she gasped before she looked at Athena with wide eyes.

"Did it work?" the brunette female asked her friend in anticipation.

Avis nodded as she moved towards Athena and pulled her into the pool. Athena shrieked as she landed in the water, she splashed Avis. The redhead splashed her back, the two kept splashing, eventually getting the others. Archer, Nate, and Enver tried to separate the duo but they ended soaking, Nate especially once he started tickling Avis.
-fin

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Apologies (TAG)

Ella smiled as she strung the various rolls of crepe paper up along the living room wall. She caught Scott's eye as he filled the balloons with helium, and sent him a warm smile.

A loud noise broke the pair's attention, Ella looked up to see that Gordon had dropped a box of party favors. 

"Haha oops," Gordon said as he glanced between Ella and Scott.

Ella shook her head, "You okay, Gordon?" she asked as she moved a little bit more to the right to string along the streamer.

"Yeah," the blonde Tracy brother answered as he picked the box back up. "I can't believe John was able to get Virgil out of the house."

"Well, at least he won't try to snoop, unlike some Tracy brothers," Ella commented as she looked at Scott with a frown.

Scott met Ella's golden gaze with a sigh. "What? It was one time, Ella," he whined as he threw a balloon at her.

"Yeah, well you managed to ruin two birthdays," the Rosewood female muttered as she taped part of the streamer up.

Scott paused in his task, he moved towards Ella. While, they had grown up together, neither of them considered the other a sibling. He wrapped his arms around Ella's waist, he gently lifted her off of the stool she stood on. "I am sorry, Ella, I won't ruin anymore birthdays for you and I ever again. I promise, " he swore as he looked into her doe like eyes.

-fin

Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer

Warm rays shined on her dark mahogany hair, as she lifted her face to enjoy the heat. Fresh mowed grass tickled her nose, as she moved past the residential streets. A smile brightened her face as she spotted the familiar tall man who was leaning against a tree trunk, waiting for her.
-fin

Friday, June 16, 2017

Birthday Gift

"Alright, close your eyes, Artemis," Christian ordered as he stood in front of me.

"Why?" I asked as I looked at my brother with a raised eyebrow.

"You'll see soon enough," he replied with a smirk on his face.

"Fine," I hugged as I dramatically closed my eyes and placed my hand in front of eyes, just to appease my oldest brother.

I listened as his footsteps faded away, from the living room where most of the guests were settled. I could hear them asking about what was going on as they watched me. I felt the stares and glances of curiosity from the my friends and family. When the familiar steps of my brothers gait began to return I attempted to peek through my fingers.

"No peeking, Artemis," Christian called out.

I rolled my eyes as I close my fingers. "Boo," I mumbled aloud.

The laughter and chuckles from the guests filled the room. I rolled my eyes again, from the sound. I was not a joke and I didn't appreciate people laughing at me.

Christian's footsteps had now entered the room. I waited until I felt the familiar presence in front of me. "Okay, open your eyes," he said his voice was full of excitement.

I moved my hand from my face, I blinked open my eyes to adjust to the light. I gasped at the sight in front of me. There in my brother's arms was the cutest kitten I had ever seen. The little feline stared at me with golden-green eyes.

"Aw," I cooed as I reached a hand out to the kitten. "Is she mine?" I asked as the kitten moved her head out to sniff my fingertips. With a tentative movement, the baby moved forward to lick my fingers. I giggled at the rough sensation from the licking.

"Yeah, she's yours," Christian answered as he handed me the little bundle of black fur.

I gently held the sweet girl in my arms, as she cuddled against my chest. She nuzzled her head into my collarbone, I stroked her just behind the ears with my left hand. Her obsidian fur was soft to the touch. "Does she have a name?" I asked my brother.

"Nope," he answered popping the p sound. "I figured you should be the one to give her a name. she's a from Ayden and Seph, too."

-TBC

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Where have I been?

Hi everyone, I only posted five times last month in May. This is the first update in June. I apologize for my absence. The month of May was a hectic one, it was Mental Health Awareness, and my dad went in for heart surgery in May. He only recently was able to come home, it was determined that he could use more physical therapy before he returned home. I spent the last month as the head of my family, I was making sure we had groceries, gas was in the car, bills were paid, and overall that my dad was doing okay.

I learned a lot in the twenty-five days my dad was out of the house. I won't share specifics but I've learned more about myself and the family dynamics of my family. We're a quirky bunch but we're glad that he's home. I'll be back to regular posting on Friday, but it may only be twice a week instead of three times a week.

We did just recently pass the one year anniversary of our blog. How cool is that? I'll do something celebratory in the next blog.
-Alex

Monday, May 15, 2017

Two Voices

She silently drowns in her thoughts
On the surface, she's all smiles and laughs
In the back of her mind
a little voice whispers
cruel, horrible things

You're worthless
You have no purpose
No one cares about you
No one would notice if you disappeared

The lullabies never stop
Some days, she easily ignores the words
But others...

Other days, she will curl
into a ball and shed
her tears

She is tempted to give in
Often, she wants to fade away

But another voice, while soft spoken
speaks, she firmly tells her to STOP

Please don't
They see you, even if you don't believe it
You are loved, you are life
Don't give up

This second voice is a comfort
she is warmth and strength
Her love and guidance
keeps her charge safe

-ADF

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, while I haven't been diagnosed with depression, I do suffer some of the symptoms. Everyone goes through bouts of many mental illnesses, but depression and anxiety are the two that I suffer the most from. There are days where I don't want to leave my room, and I have been suicidal at various points in my life. Please know that you are not alone if you suffer the same way. One my triggers is self-harm and suicide, I can't watch it. I get knots in my stomach and my thoughts go down a dark road.

Even if you don't suffer from mental illness, please know that your words are impactful to others. Be kind in what you say. Treat all others with respect, because you don't know what they are going through in their own lives.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Avoiding Tomas

"Open the door, Ava," the angry voice of Tomas demanded, as he pounded on the door.

Inside the attached bathroom, Ava ignored her husband's demands, as she enjoyed her hot bath. The brunette Princess relaxed in the claw foot tub, breathed in the warm scent of peach and vanilla.

It had been a stressful day for Ava, she had been called in front of the court, her father-in-law had publicly reprimanded for leaving the previous night's banquet early. Embarrassment and sadness filled her heart at the harsh words directed at her, there was anger as well. Anger at her father-in-law for not chastising his own son, for his public incandescence at the banquet. There was anger at Tomas, due to his drunken foolery with every woman except for her.

Later in the day, one of the seamstresses had arrived to inform the Princess, that a dress she had been fitted for, many times, had somehow ended up destroyed. Ava's heart had broken at the news, the dress once belonged to her mother, and the Princess intended to wear it for a visiting dignitary.

Ava had taken a walk in the gardens, while on her stroll, she came across a conversation between Tomas, and his two best friends. The conversation had been about Ava, her husband had likened her to cold statue. His friends jeered that she wasn't a statue but rather a block of ice and even frigid.

Tears had flowed, a sob that escaped her mouth, gave away her location in the garden. She ran back to her chambers, Tomas followed. He had been at the door for some time waiting to be let in. Earlier, Ava dismissed her hand maidens, leaving the Prince with no way to enter his wife's private chambers.

TBC..

Friday, May 5, 2017

Finding a Mate

Kate stood beside Avis' egg, Troi and Riker were not far behind Kate and their unborn dragon child. The petite female warily eyed the group of male dragons and their riders; two months had passed since Kate had bonded with Avis, and there were still two more months to go before she hatched.

The sable haired rider easily found her parents, at the entrance of the hatchery. She could see the concerned frown that was on her mother's face. Laura's lips were pursed as she studied the various riders who were eyeing Kate. As a mother, she was concerned for her children, especially Kate, who was her only daughter and youngest child.

Riker stepped forward, around Kate and Avis. His deep voice echoed in everyone's head as he spoke, "Thank you for joining us in today's events. Hopefully, at the end of today, Avis will find a mate who will help her as she grows, upon her hatching."

Kate bit her lip, as she looked away from the crowd.

'Don't worry, Kate, we'll find a mate for you, too!' Avis' sweet voice chirped to Kate.

Kate turned her attention back to Avis, she smiled warmly at the scaled that was a gold and lilac ombre. Even though, Avis was still within her shell growing, she knew Kate inside and out, sometimes better than Kate really knew herself.

Before, Kate could thank Avis for her kind words, Riker stepped back and allowed the first dragon to approach Avis' egg.

Kate watched as the large copper scaled dragon, Morn, approached. His rider, Theo, remained behind to allow Morn to gently rest his forehead against Avis' shell.

The first few seconds were filled with anxious waiting, before Morn moved away. No words were spoken but it was clear that he was not Avis' mate. Kate smiled softly as Morn turned his large head to give a nod of thanks to her.

TBC...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Damian's Gift

Amy frowned as she looked her youngest son, he gazed at her with wide blue eyes and soft pout. She crossed her arms, as she moved her stern stare from Damian to Bruce, her glare intensified as she met her husband's blue eyes.

"No," she flatly stated as she looked between the father and son duo. "No, absolutely not, we have discussed this multiple times. And we agreed, Damian, no more more strays," she added with a finality in her tone.

"But أم (mother in Arabic 'um), we was nearly crushed by one of the Joker's goons," Damian explained as he looked at his step-mother, as he held up the pure white cat for her inspection.

Amelia could see the tears that were beginning to form in her son's eyes. She let out a huff of air, before she turned her attention to Bruce with a raised eyebrow.

"He's not wrong, Amy," Bruce said softly as he tried to avoid his wife's gaze. "Besides, Damian told me that this wasn't for him."

With a confused expression, Amy turned to look at her son. "I wanted to bring her back for you أم, I remembered you had once told me about cat you had been given as a child. I thought you would like a companion when you waited for us to return from patrol," Damian said as he looked at his mother with wide eyes.

Amy's heart broke as she looked at her son and the little bundle of fur in his arms. "Oh, Dami," she sighed as she leaned down and wrapped her arms around her son. Amy remembered to be careful of the kitten in his arms. "Thank you, sweetheart, how about after this, no more pets okay?" she suggested as she pulled away.

"Yes أم," Damian replied with a nod, as he passed the cat into this mother's arms.

Amy gently cradled the kitten, she gave it a quick look over. She could tell that the pet had been cleaned, and if she knew Bruce and Damian, then her new pet was already given shots and micro chipped.
-fin

Monday, May 1, 2017

Avis' choice

Kate stood in line with the group of girls, she gazed at the golden lilac scaled egg that stood in the sand. The egg had been hatched two months previously by Troi, a beautiful dragon that had scales in various shades of purple. Troi was bonded with Kate's own mother, the sable haired girl had grown up around Troi and her mate Riker, whom was bonded with her father.

The girl looked up to see Riker, his golden eyes studied the line of females from age twelve to even twenty-four. She caught the black and red dragon's eye, and sent a soft smile to him.

'You will be alright, Katherine,' the large dragon's voice resounded in Kate's mind. 

She took a deep breath before giving him a soft nod. Kate and the others watched as girls gently touched the egg of Troi and Riker's second child. But the egg did not react to anyone, soon it was Kate's turn.

The fifteen year old nibbled on her bottom lip, as she took a hesitant step forward. She bowed her head in respect to both Troi and Riker, before she gently reached out and touched the scaled egg. Upon Kate's touch, a warmth flooded Kate's head.

A soft voice cried out, 'Finally! I've been waiting for you Kate.'

Kate gasped as she snapped her eyes open. She looked at the egg in surprise and awe.

"I don't understand," she mumbled aloud.

'I've been waiting for you, Kate. You were meant to be my bond. You are the only one I want,' the same soft voice answered. 'I am Avis.'

"Avis," Kate said, as she looked at the egg.

Once the name had been uttered, both Troi and Riker began to hum loudly. Kate could hear the other dragons join Troi and Riker in song. A shadow came over the hatchery doorway. Kate looked up to see the blue and golden scales of Caspian, Troi and Riker's first egg, Avis' brother. She pressed herself around Avis' egg, as if to hide from Caspian.

'Congratulations Kate, my little sister chose well,' Caspian's timber voice called out. There was a hint of teasing in his voice.

Kate shyly peeked up over Avis' egg to meet Caspian's purple gaze. The large dragon flashed her a warm grin, or something equivalent in dragon facial expressions. She warily eyed the dragon, who had been known for taking her on random flights as a child.

"He won't do anything, Kate," Drake, Caspian's bonded rider, commented as he looked at the brunette.

Avis' egg shook, 'Caspian,' a voice shrieked in multiple minds. 'How dare you frighten my Rider?!?!'

Kate wrapped her arms around Avis' egg. "Avis, please calm down. Your brother was merely teasing," she soothed. "He never meant any harm, he only wanted to help with my aversion to heights."

-fin 

Friday, April 28, 2017

Cafe Days

Rhythms and beats
pulse and play
in her ears as she tunes
out
the world
which moves and changes
around her

Umber eyes
closed and hidden
from the ever watching
stares
looks and glances
that attempt
to penetrate

She stays
strong and ignorant
to the whispers and 
awestruck faces,

dark waves bop 
and bounce along
with the various music
that plays in her earbuds

fingers dance
and type quickly
the poetry piece
or prose
that will appear

some days the piece
will only
take minutes to complete

other days she'll spend
hours in contemplation
to find the words to share

the ice melts
or the warmth settles
and grows cold
on the longer days
but she perseveres 

-ADF

Monday, April 24, 2017

Smiles of Kindness

As she walked past, the flowers bloomed on their own bright, vibrant colors. He watched her from a far, as the wind blew her honey-brown locks. She smiled as she caught his dark gaze, he returned the grin his heart warmed from her kindness. -ADF (04/17/2017)

I wrote this piece last week as a three sentence story, and it easily could be formatted to be it's own poem. If you haven't guessed or didn't know, I'm obsessed with Greek Mythology, a lot of my poems are based on Greek Mythology. This one centers around Hades and Persephone, I have written quite a few about their story. If you want more of Hades and Persephone or other Greek Mythology Gods or Heroes let me know.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Barely Awake

Sleep calls to me, as I strain to keep my eyes open. Dark lashes flutter open briefly, but fall close quickly. Grogginess enters the senses as I wake up for a small amount of time. -ADF

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Cold

Cold

chills run up and down
my spine, through my blades
you seep into my bones
both new and old
through soft, smooth
aged, wrinkled

You are always there,
my friend from birth
to my death.
I feel you, every season
every year, every day
as I age and gray

you are constant
you're with me and will
stay
I can not shake you off,
or remove you.

You've sunk into
my bones, and have
imprinted yourself
into my mind, body,
and soul

Never leaving, yet
ever changing
-ADF 02/24/15*

*Slight changes have made from the original poem to this iteration.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Classroom Flirtations

As he met her gaze, from across the room, her cheeks flushed a rose pink. She averted a gaze and looked down at her desk, but sneakily glanced back at him to see he was still watching her. A soft smile grew on her face before she gestured her head with a raised eyebrow to the front of the classroom; he turned his attention to their teacher with a soft pout.

-ADF
This was a three sentence short story, I'll be doing some of these as well. They're quick and fun to write, also they can be challenging.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Drowning

Soothing me in cold embrace, I relax. Soft gentle waves move me back and forth. Muffled sounds encompass my still form. Eyes closed, I slowly sank into the embrace of the waves. Drifting, dozing, in a daze

Slowly, lungs filling with blood and water. There was no escape, she fought and reached for the surface. Darkness encroached, eating away the light. The pale corpse frozen and lifeless, eyes open in terror. An obsidian halo surrounded her as her corpse stared straight ahead.
-ADF

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Anger and Concern

A loud bang, rang through the office, Amy jumped at the sound. She searched the room to see an angry thirteen year old stomped out of the grandfather clock. 

"Damien," she hesitantly called out. "What's wrong?" She stood from her seat, and stopped her step son.

The black haired boy growled at Amelia. He didn't answer, he instead stepped around Amy and stormed out of the room.

Concerned eyes followed him, as he left. Amy turned to meet Bruce's blue gaze. "What happened?" She asked her husband softly.

-fin

(So, this month might also be drabbles, not just poems. But I will primarily feature poetry this month. And I switched back to the old format. The new one just wasn't working for me. I may, eventually move back to that format.)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Song of Waiting

fingers tap
in a rhythmic pattern
hearing the silent
sweet melody

a foot bounces
up, down, up, down
drumming along

the music pounds and beats
long dark locks
sway and snap, left and right
obsidian dances
in wild, fluid movements

as the tapping continues
time passes
fast quick speedily
slow sluggish

anxiousness slowly creeps
munches and sinks
into the stomach

an ache forms
eating away the peace
serenity
any and all 
soothing thoughts

Friday, April 7, 2017

Too Tired

Sleep embraced her
Held her in a warm hug
Dark lashes fluttered
in quick blinks to stay awake

Sleep whispered sweet lullaby's
with a delicate voice in her ear

She drifted and dozed
in a hazy daze
-ADF

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Night Star (Originally Titled Star Bright)

twinkling brightly against the obsidian
small and infinitely unseen
each unique and unknown but many
wonder
what they look like
what do their stories tell us
are we truly alone?

-ADF (01/23/15)

This was a piece I wrote a few years ago, hence the date next to my signature. If I post a previous piece and have a date, I will post it at the end.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Empty

tick-tock
the clock sounds aloud
to the quiet empty room
an echo of the pretty brunette
who once
yes once
resided in this same room

gone were the days of laughter
smiles, sunshine, and warmth

the clock now struck
tick tock

in longing

-ADF

Friday, March 31, 2017

Parties and Dance (DC-Amy)

Amy stood with Bruce and Clark, by the bar as they watched various members of the Justice League enjoy their celebration party. Amy rested her head against Bruce's shoulder, she listened as her two soulmates quietly talked with each other about the battle.

The petite brunette smiled as she caught sight of Flash and Supergirl, they were on the dance floor together. They were in perfect sync as they danced around the crowd. Various League Members had moved away to watch them all dance, Oliver and Laurel joined the trio at the bar.

"They sure know how dance," Oliver commented as he watched the par.

"They make it look so easy," Amy replied as she briefly glanced up at Oliver. "Of course that didn't prevent you or Bruce from constantly stepping on my toes when we were younger," she jibed at one of her oldest friends.

Amelia and her family had lived in Starling City, long before Amy was born. Her family were very up 'there' in society. She had spent her first ten years of life in Starling with Oliver, Tommy, Laurel, and Sara. But her father was offered an opportunity in Gotham, so the Carter family moved from Starling to Gotham. It was there where Amy had met Bruce Wayne, he was twelve when they met.

Her mother had forced her take dance lessons for when she was properly introduced into the Gotham Societal League. She hated it, but she had been paired with Bruce as a dance partner. When she had first met him, he had barely said a word. She eventually managed to get him to talk, and the pair had quickly become fast friends.

"You didn't move your feet fast enough," Oliver retorted as he sent Amy a playful glare.

"No, you moved too fast," Amy replied as she poke him in the shoulder. "At least, Clark's never stepped on my toes."

Oliver rolled his eyes at Amy, "Why aren't you out there? I mean you did dance for a living," Oliver commented with a smirk.

Amy glared at her friend in green. "You forget Oliver, that I had to give up dance after I nearly lost my ankle," she reminded her friend. "It's why I'm not out in the streets wearing a costume like the rest of you."

"You can still dance, Mel, just no crazy spins or leaps. That's what caused your injury," Oliver pointed out as he looked at Amy with a frown. "Besides, why would even want to wear a costume? You get to come to Watchtower in jeans!"

Amy laughed at Oliver's words as did Clark, Bruce, and Laurel. Amy let out a soft yawn, moments later.

"Looks like someone is ready for some sleep," Clark commented as he looked at Amy with soft affection in his bright blue eyes.
-fin

Hey everyone, so tomorrow is the start of Camp Nano. I'll be doing poetry all month on my blog. Most of my dedicated writing time is going to finish Crimson and Indigo: The Wedding. I would like to finish it by the end of the month or get a huge section of it done. So look forward to my poems that I'll be writing and sharing.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Adorable Couples (Amy-verse)

Amy stood with Johnny up on one higher levels of Avengers Tower. She watched as Nat, Wanda, Steve, and Bucky all cuddled together one of the couches. The brunette had watched as they greeted and chatted with the various guests that Tony had invited over. Some of which included the X-Men and the Fantastic Four, but there were other groups too, like the Iron Defenders and Guardians of the Galaxy.

After they had saved the world from Thantos, it was nice to just spend time together as a group and de-stress. Amy had helped Doctor Strange and oddly enough Loki, so she had seen very little of the various groups. She and her two allies had arrived a little later back to the tower, as they had been doing damage control. The brunette telekinetic had been happy to see her husband was safe and sound from the battle.

"You're staring, again, Melia," Johnny whispered in her ear.

Amy turned to look at Johnny with a raised eyebrow. "Sorry, it's just the resemblance is so hard to believe at times. I feel bad that Nana had to live without Steve and Bucky, she never knew that they had actually survived their accidents. I just can't believe the parallel's my life took in comparison to her's."

Johnny's bright blue gaze looked at Amy with a soft affection. "I know, Amy, but Peggy helped my grandma find my grandpa. She kept herself dedicated to the Rogers' family and keeping the world safe. Besides, she found your Pop-Pop, and then you came into my life," Johnny told her as he gave his wife a quick kiss on the lips.

Amy's scrunched up as she looked at him, "You're forgetting most of the story, Johnny Storm," Amy replied with a laugh.

At the sound of her laughter, Steve and Bucky both looked up to see The Human Torch and Amelia Carter-Sousa. The pair were laughing at something. "You know it's really uncanny just how much you and Johnny look," Bucky commented to his best friend and soulmate.

"I think they are adorable," Wanda added from her spot by Steve. Her brown waves were fanned out over Steve's shoulder. "It is both your family legacy and Peggy's," she told them with a nod.

"Wanda's not wrong, it's almost like looking at more modern version on Peggy and you, Steve," Nat added from her spot on Bucky's lap. "Of course, to make it a true threesome bond, they need someone who looked like James," she casually commented with a sly smirk on his.

Steve pouted a little as he looked at the pair, he was brought back to a different time. Back to 1944, at Camp Leigh where he and Peggy had first met and gotten to know each other. When he had first met, Amelia he had thought that she was Peggy, but frozen in time. But she had been quick to explain that she was actually Peggy's granddaughter, her youngest one in fact. Amy also closely resembled her grandmother the most out of the Carter-Sousa grandchildren.

"They look beautiful together," Steve softly whispered as he watched his great-nephew kiss his first female soulmate's granddaughter.
-fin

A belated birthday gift to my little sister, her birthday was yesterday. I promised a piece with her OT4 CaptainWinterWidowWitch, and I couldn't do a Marvel piece without Amy. So, here we have a Human Torch/Amy piece.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Sunburns (TAG)

Ella sighed in happiness as she enjoyed the warm sun. It was quiet and peaceful, a rare combination in the Tracy household. She soaked up the sun from her hammock, and closed her eyes to enjoy the breeze.

The brunette zoned out for a good while, but eventually couldn't feel the warm sun. She peeked her golden brown eyes open to see her eldest 'brother' blocking the sun. "Hi, Scott," she mumbled sleepily as she jokingly tried to push him out of the way.

"Ella, how long have you been out here?" Scott asked, there was a hint of concern in his voice.

"Not sure, why?" Ella asked as she looked at him with a frown.

"Well, Ella, you've turned a lovely shade of tomato," Scott told her as he looked at her arms.

Ella sat up and looked down at her own arms. She gasped as she realized just how red she was, flinging her legs over the side of the hammock she sprinted inside the house. Ella quickly made her way to her bedroom, where she gave herself a good once over.

With a cry of shock and sadness, that resounded through the house, she filled her bathtub with cold water.

The sound of thundering footsteps just outside of Ella's door, made her cringe. "Ella," she had heard her name be shouted by various members, really it was her brothers.

"I'm fine, just burnt to a lobster," Ella called as she slowly opened her door. She peeked her head out to glance at her five brothers. All of them wore various looks of worry and concern, excluding Scott, who wore a frown.

"Can you please leave? I want to take a bath, and drown in my sorrows," she mumbled as she closed her door.
-fin

Friday, March 24, 2017

Slumbering

Her eyes fluttered open, but then slowly drift close. Sleep called to her, sang sweet whispers and promises in her ear. She longed to join the slumber. Her body weighed heavily as she lost feeling in her fingers and toes. Sleep would soon arrive, she waited with patience and serenity.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Star Gazing

The warm breeze blew brunette tendrils of hair away from her face as she gazed up at the stars. The various constellations were easily recognizable to her, as she studied the dark sky, the bright lights twinkled in her eyes.

"You can stop staring and just sit with me," she called out to her significant other, who stood not too far from her.

A tall man with dark red hair, moved forward. He sat on the blanket behind his love, and pulled her into his lap. His arms were contentedly wrapped around her waist as his chin rested on her shoulder, "You've been out here for a while. Are you ever going to come to bed?"

The dark haired female gave soft shrug before she pulled away to meet his gaze. "Soon, I just love looking up at the stairs, there's something relaxing about looking up at the stars, it makes everything down here, seem so short in comparison," she whimsically replied, her hazel eyes met blue-grey.

-fin

Monday, March 20, 2017

Return to Amber Beach (TEC -PR)

Ella rested her head against Phillip's shoulder as the town car made it's way to the Amber Beach Dinosaur Museum. The pair had gotten a call from Tyler and Koda, stating that they other Rangers had been frozen in ice blocks. The couple had taken off immediately for Amber Beach, but even Royalty had so much power over how quickly an airplane could travel.

Phillip grasped Ella's hand tightly in his own as they exited the vehicle. Together they made their way into the building and found the secret entrance to the Dino Lab. When they arrived they found that the team of six were alright and fine.

"I see we missed the battle," Phillip announced their entrance.

Shelby squeaked, "Phillip, Ella, your highnesses." She gave them both a nod and small curtsy.

Ella smiled warmly at her dark skinned friend, before she looked at the others. "I can't believe we're late, again," Ella groaned as she looked at Phillip.

The other's all laughed at the Lunaria Princess' comment. "That's true, but at least your energems were safe from being taken," Kendall reminded the Princess with a smile as she approached the brunette.

"Very true, I'm glad that you're all safe. I just wish we could seen each other on better terms once again," Ella answered as she hugged Kendall.

Kendall nodded, before she could pull away, the two women were surrounded by the other Rangers. Ella rolled her eyes but accepted the greeting from her team mates.
-fin

Friday, March 17, 2017

Conversations and News (ST-ff)

The padd slipped from Ella's fingers, it tumbled and shattered on the floor of her office. The loud crash from the padd, caused a few heads to turn to her office. No one moved investigate, except fro one person.

Leonard McCoy, the Chief Medical Officer, moved toward the office that belonged to his Head Nurse and wife. He gently knocked on her door before he poked his head inside. At the sight of his wife surrounded by a shattered padd he quickly made his way into her office.

"Ella," he called as he stood in front of her. Bones grasped her arms tightly at the shoulders. "Ella, what's wrong?" his voice was full of concern and worry.

"Leo," she gently cried as she met her husband's worried hazel-green eyes. Ella's blue-grey eyes filled with tears as her arms wrapped themselves around her waist.

"Ella, what's wrong sweetheart?" he asked, as he guided her to the small couch she kept in her office.

Once the couple were seated, Dr. McCoy looked at his and held her left hand tightly in his own. He would give it reassuring squeezes, while he waited for her to say whatever was on her. Bones rested his chin on top of Ella's dark brown locks and just held her.

She still had tears running down her face, but the brunette nurse wasn't bothered. "Leo, remember our conversation before we agreed to come along on this five year journey?" Ell asked, hope filled her chest that her husband would recall them.

Leonard nodded as he thought of a few different conversations about going on this five year mission, with Jim and the Enterprise. "A few of them, but you'll need to be more specific darlin'," he gently prompted his wife.

Ella gulped in a deep breath, before she met her husband's gaze. "The one about growing our family," she answered as she looked away. The twenty-nine year old female fidgeted with her hands as she waited for Leo's response.

"Really?" Bones asked in shock and surprise as he met Ella's concerned face.

"Yeah," she softly answered as she her tears from face with the back of her hand.

Dr. McCoy pulled his wife into his arms, and held her tightly to his chest. He ran his fingers through her hair before he pulled away. "Are you sure?" he asked as he gently brushed a stray wavy strand away from her face.

Ella laughed and shook her head, "I tested my blood three times, just to be safe. But yeah, we're going to have a baby."

Bones kissed Ella firmly on the lips, once he heard her say those precious words. They had talked about having a baby before, when they had first joined the Enterprise five years ago, but they had never had a baby. They had been expecting once, around the time Khan blew up the London Archive. But Ella had miscarried. They were never sure of the exact reason but nearly losing Jim and the loss of Ella's father and brother; played a part in her miscarriage.

"Do you want me to do a scan?" Leonard asked after he pulled away from his wife.

"Let's hold off, until we get to Yorktown, we're only a few hours away. Besides, with Jim on his diplomatic mission, you and Spock both have a meeting with the various department heads. One that cannot be missed or post-poned," Ella reminded her husband of his job, as she gently shoved him off the couch.

"Do I have to?" he asked with a a groan.

"Yes, now go, I'll run Medbay with Dr. M'Benga utnil you get back," she ordered as she stood up.

Ella kissed Bones, before they left her office. Leonard went off to his meeting, with a warning that his Medbay better be in one piece when he returned. Ella rolled her eyes before she moved to look in on the few patients that were in Medbay.

-fin

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Unknown (Amy DC)

Amy couldn't focus on anything, her hands were shaking as she tried multiple times to strap in for their trip. But she couldn't pull down the harness, thankfully before she could fly out of her chair the harness was pulled down.

"Wouldn't want you to hurt yourself," a familiar voice broke through the haze.

Amy looked up and met the bright blue gaze that belonged to Captain Cold. She couldn't speak, she just chose to nod in thanks as the Waverider took off. The year 2046 was left behind and the secret Amelia discovered in Starling City.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Royal Visits (TEC)

The crown heavily sat atop Ella's dark waves, as she moved forward with Jason to right and Skylar on her left. The trio were sent as an envoy to Stardune Kingdom to visit with King Silas, Queen Adelé, and rest of the Royal family. The trio were not alone, they were accompanied by Michael, Adam, Drake, Tom, Athena, and Daniel; the trio's bodyguards and doubles respectively. Queen Avaline, their mother insisted that Matthew go with them, thus making the group ten members.

Ella grinned as she spotted one of her oldest friends, Cordelia. She stood beside Queen Adelé's throne, while Prince Henry was on the other side, just behind King Silas. The brunette princess scanned the room for Lyla and Stella but after a few seconds of searching. It was obvious that the younger Princesses weren't present, but Ella could easily understand why they weren't.

"Prince Jason, Princess Eleanor, Prince Skylar, and guests; Welcome," King Silas greeted as he stood from his throne. He made his way down the steps and greeted the three visiting Royals with hugs and kisses.

"Thank you for seeing us, King Silas," Jason graciously told their host.

"We brought a variety of Nightshade goods, that we know you all enjoy," Ella added as she sent King Silas and his family a warm smile.

"Yeah, you wouldn't believe half of the stuff that mom had us bring," Skylar mumbled under his breath from beside Ella.

Ella and Jason frowned as they looked at their brother. Even at the age of fourteen, Skylar still had no tact.

King Silas and Prince Henry laughed at Skylar's comment. "Oh, Skylar, still blunt with your honesty. It is refreshing," Silas said as he gestured for the group to follow him.

His family stood and did the same. Ella smiled as Cordelia stepped beside her. "Ella," Cordie happily commented as she pulled her in for a hug.

"Cordie, I'm so happy to see you," Ella replied as she pulled back to get a good look at her friend. "You cut your hair."

"Just a little, it was getting really long," Cordie told her friend as she looped her arm through Ella's. Together the pair made their way to the dining hall, to have a special dinner with the two royal families.

-Fin

Friday, March 10, 2017

Thrones

There she sat upon the white moonstone throne, that was meant for her. Yet it didn't feel as if it belonged to her. She glanced around at the thrones, each unique and personalized to their owner. Hers was a matching set to the obsidian throne that sat to her right.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Plans and Fights

A few days later, Damien and two his Wayne siblings were in one of the many parlors of Wayne Manor. Alfred Pennyworth was somewhere in the mansion cleaning, while the Wayne-Kent's were at their various jobs. Damien had set up a video call for his siblings and the rest of the Kent family, who were spread throughout the world.

"Alright Dami, why are we here?" Jason Todd asked as he lounged on a couch with his feet propped up on one of the tables.

Damien scowled at the Red Hood for the horrible nickname but refused to answer. He smacked the boy's feet off the table, Damien was not going to get in trouble with Pennyworth for someone else's stupidity. He instead glanced at the television where he could see Martha Kent, Kara Zor-El, Conner Kent, and John Kent were all looking at him.

"Damien, would you please tell us why you have gathered our entire family?" Tim Drake asked as he shot his youngest brother a frown. Tim wanted to finish some homework that he was due in about three weeks.

Damien huffed before he looked around the room. "Do any of you know what the baby is?" He asked as he looked at the wall in front of him.

The silence that surrounded him, was loud enough to let him know that they didn't. None of them did, and he knew from Amelia that they wanted to tell the family together. They all knew that they were getting a new sibling but they didn't know the sex.

"Do you?" Jason asked after a moment, with a dumb founded expression on his face.

"No, you idiot, but Amelia told me last night that how she wanted to tell us," he answered with a smug smile as he crossed his arms over his chest.

This caused a few groans from various members who knew that Damien was not going to say anything until they all agreed to whatever he had planned.

"What did Amy want Damien?" Martha Kent asked as she looked at Bruce's only biological child. The Kent matriarch had taken a liking to Bruce's youngest son, she could see how much he looked like his father. The need to prove himself, it was the same drive Clark had when he realized that he was different and not from Earth.

"Mom wanted to have the entire family here, in Gotham to tell us. And I want to give her, Clark, and father the chance to tell all of us. They all know but they've been secretive about it," Damien informed his family as he leaned against one of the walls.

"Well, I can fly to Metropolis and pick up John, since Lois doesn't want him flying on his own. Conner could easily book a flight for himself and Martha. The rest of you bats can easily make your own way to Gotham. Jason, you are already there. Dick and Tim could fly in. But what day should be arrive in Gotham to surprise Amy?" Kara asked as she looked at the various Supers and Bats, who had nodded as she spoke about their travel plans.

"Why don't we do next week? That way we can also get the three of them out of the house. We could meet at the house and decorate, Amy's favorite family room," Jason suggested as he looked at Damien. "Plus we could get the rest of the Bat Family here," he added before Damien or any of the others could protest about the Bat-Girls not being asked along.

Damien grumbled something under his breathe, as he sent Todd a glare.

"What was that squirt?" Jason asked as he looked over at his little brother.

"Nothing Todd, now stuff it before I stuff you," Damien growled as he turned away.

"Jason, Damien stop it," Dick ordered as he looked between the pair. "Next week will work, there isn't anything going on in Gotham or Metropolis that would require them to be publicly out and about."

Jason rolled his eyes at Dick's order, but he didn't say anything. He instead sent a mischievous smile to youngest Wayne son.

Damien glared but didn't rise to the bait, he instead looked back at the screen. "Good, let's try to have everyone here at the Manor on Friday. Father, Mom, and Clark all have work, so we'll have the house to ourselves after they leave," Damien suggested, he knew the house schedule best since he still live in Wayne Manor. 

His other siblings visited but they didn't full time live at home anymore. John bounced back and forth between Gotham and Metropolis but since he was in school, he was in Metropolis more often with  Clark opting to go and visit him there. On long weekends and vacations, John would come to Gotham to visit with Damien.

"That's a wonderful idea, Damien," Martha replied as she smiled at the boy from the screen. "We better get off, Conner still has homework he needs to finish."

"Grandma," Conner whined in embarrassment of her admission. His cheeks flushed a soft color.

"Don't worry Conner, Tim, Damien, and John have homework, too," Kara soothed her cousin's clone.

Shouts of frustration and indignation came through from the three named males. But none of them denied that they had homework that they needed to finish.

"Alright, we'll see you all later," Dick said as he watched his various family members end their video calls. Once the screen was black, he turned to look at Jason and Damien. The two rarely got along and he could only hope that they didn't cause any problems.

"I have to head back to Bludhaven tonight, so no fighting from either of you while I'm gone. I'll have Amy or Alfred tell me. Remember they know everything," Dick warned as he looked at his two brothers and fellow Robins.

Both grumbled but didn't say anything, Damien left the room and made his way to the kitchen. He knew that Amy had made a batch of cookies the day before, and he wanted a few.

-ADF

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Waiting and Bonding (100th Post)

Amy sat in front of the Bat Computer, as she waited for Bruce and Clark to return. Along with various Robins and Supers, they had been called away for a League mission. Alfred was upstairs with a medical kit ready and food, since Clark often came home hungry.

"Are they home yet?" an agitated voice asked from the top of the stairs that led back into Wayne Manor.

Amelia turned to meet blue eyes that were Bruce's but also in Damien's face. Damien Wayne was sixteen and bore a strong resemblance to his father. The teenager had wanted to go with the others but, Bruce asked him to stay with his wife. He had fought with Bruce and Clark, Alfred had managed to convince him to stay behind with Amy.

"Not yet, but your dad checked in, they should be home soon," she answered the teen with a soft smile.

Damien huffed but moved down the stairs, to sit and wait with his step-mother. He studied one of his father's soulmates, out of the corner of his eye. He was nervous about getting a new sibling. Even though he knew that his newest sibling wasn't biologically related to him, he understood that his father was excited for the baby. The obsidian haired teen suspected it was in part, that Bruce was there for the process. When Damien and his brothers had entered their father's life they had all been grown children. Bruce had never known any of his children in infancy.

"Are you nervous?" Damien wondered aloud. "About the baby," he clarified quickly.

Amy giggled softly at Damien's question. "I am nervous about the baby, but I think we all are Damien. Your dad and Clark don't have any experience with babies, and it's my first first baby."

"Do you know what it is?" Damien asked a few minutes later, as he thought about what Amy had told him.

"We do, but we've been waiting for a time to tell everyone together. But with everyone living in different cities and League business, it hasn't been easy for Bruce, Clark, and I," she answered honestly with a sadness in her voice.

Damien sat silently as he took in his step-mother's words. Before, the young Wayne Master could say anything else, his father and step-father returned. Clark had arrived first, Bruce entered the Batcave soon after, in the Bat Wing. Both the Dark Knight and Man of Steel headed towards the locker room to change out of their costumes. Neither had spoken or acknowledged Amy and Damien about the mission but that wasn't new to the pair.

Once they had stepped out of the locker room, Bruce in a gray t-shirt and black sweat pants, Clark in a similar outfit but with blue and black, they greeted Amy and Damien with hugs and kisses. Neither was injured, a small miracle to the wife of Batman and Superman.

Amy attentively listened as Bruce and Clark went over the mission. But she had been awake for quite some time and was ready to sleep. She sleepily yawned, and blinked her eyes open. "Looks like someone is ready for bed," Bruce remarked as he gently ran his fingers through Amy's dark curls.

"I'm not that tired, Bruce," she retorted, but her body betrayed her and let out another yawn.

"I think you are, Amy," Clark added in agreement with Bruce.

"They're right Mom, you have been down here, since they left," Damien reminded both of his fathers as he looked at Amy with a raised eyebrow.

"That does it, bed Amelia Margaret," Bruce decided as he stepped away from Amy.

Clark moved forward and scooped Amelia up into his arms bridal style. She glared at her blue eyed family members, "Traitors," she grumbled as Clark moved up the stairs; Bruce and Damien followed behind the pair.

Once they had stepped through the grandfather clock, Bruce, Clark, and Amy went upstairs to their room.

Damien made his way towards the kitchen, he picked up the phone and dialed the number that belonged to the only person who could help him.

"Hello," the familiar voice spoke when they had picked up the phone.

"Greyson, I need your help," Damien told his oldest brother, with a frown on his face. He loathed the thought of asking for Nightwing's help but he had no choice.

TBC

-xxx-

Hey everyone this is my 100th post, I can't believe we've reached 100 posts. I can't wait for the one year anniversary. Thanks for being their for 100 posts. I'll hopefully have the next part of this tomorrow for you.

ADF

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Whispers and Waltzes

Everyone stared in awe at Bruce Wayne and Amelia Carter as they waltzed across the floor of the Gotham Grand Hotel. The couple glided in perfect synchronicity, it was beautiful to watch and enjoy. Bruce and Amy were quietly conversing about Bruce's sons, and the attention they were garnering from the crowd. It was a rare sight for all of the Wayne boys to be present at a formal function outside of anything hosted in Wayne Manor.

Dick Grayson, Tim Drake, and Damien Wayne were present and bored from the elderly couples who kept approaching to comment on how big they had gotten, how beautiful their parent's looked together, etc. Damien was about about ready to stab someone's eye out with a fork as he watched his father and step-mother. Though he was reluctant to admit he could see how happy Amelia made his father. Amelia had been apart of the Wayne family long before Damien and the rest of the Robins. She had been a childhood friend of his father, but he didn't understand why it had taken them so long to begin a relationship.

Damien had asked Grayson once, to see if he knew. But he was useless with providing an answer. It had been Alfred Pennyworth, butler of the Wayne family since Thomas and Martha Wayne, who had given young Master Wayne the answer to his question. In short, Damien had learned that his father was an idiot when it came to Amelia's love. But that they were both afraid to cross the line between friendship and intimacy, which had resulted in them both entering and leaving many failed relationships with other suitors.

The young Wayne liked his step-mother, and while he loathed to admit it, he enjoyed spending time with her. She didn't hate him for being his father's biological son, she didn't hold any resentment. Amelia had been patient and kind to him as he adjusted going from an only child to the youngest of four. Damien had tried to push everyone away when he had first arrived in Gotham but he had failed. His father, step-mother, and adoptive siblings had wiggled their way into his heart.

Damien studied how his father guided Amelia, through the steps. He could easily see the ease of trust from the years of practice. Drake and Grayson each stood on a side of him, he envied the fact that they were able to have alcoholic beverages and he wasn't. He would have preferred to have Todd present, but with Gotham still believing him dead, he was in the Batcave with Pennyworth monitoring all activity. How he desired to be out on patrol rather than in a suit surrounded by old couples who gossiped and were two-faced with each other.

The smiles that his father and step-mother shared were full of joy. He wondered what exactly they were whispering about as they spun around the room and dazzled the guests.

-xxx-

So, this upcoming week's schedule will be a little off. I'm not sure if I'll be posting on Monday or Tuesday. So, I figured I would just add a post in case I miss tomorrow. But I hope you enjoyed this Amy x Bruce piece that is seen through Damien's eyes.

-ADF

Friday, March 3, 2017

Waiting (TAG)

Seventeen year old Ella Rosewood, sat at the breakfast bar and slowly ate her breakfast. She was the first of the six Tracy children up, her five brothers were all still asleep. Well, Ella was sure that John was up and getting ready to join Ella. She kept glancing out the large window in hopes of seeing the familiar plane that belonged to their dad.

Jeff Tracy had left a few days ago for a business meeting, and he had yet to return. He had called John to help Grandma wrangle the four remaining Tracy children. Ella had rolled her eyes when she had heard her dad's comment. He called every night, and he had told his children that he would return today.

"You know, watching the window won't make him get home any faster," John drawled as he studied his sister.

Ella turned her head to look at her second oldest brother. Of all the Tracy boys, Ella was closest to John and Alan. She adored all of her brothers but John had always been the one to protect her from the teasing that Scott and Virgil had done. He had also, looked under the bed for any monsters. Whenever she had a nightmare she had never gone to her parents, she had gone to John. She had tried to go to Scott, but he slept like the dead.

"Yeah, well, I just want him John. He's been gone for five days, that's five days too long," Ella replied as she gazed back out the window.

She heard her strawberry blonde haired brother sigh at her answer. She forked a piece of her omelette as ignored her brother. Ella was the worrier, a habit she had developed after they had lost their mom.

"Ella, he'll be home soon," John told her as he placed a hand on her shoulder. He gave it a gentle squeeze as he looked down at his little sister.

While John had been away at college, his sister had grown up quite a bit. She wasn't the awkward teenager, she looked different. She was more outspoken and wasn't afraid to put her brother's in place. He had seen her the other day tell Virgil to stuff it when he had implied that she couldn't be a pilot like Scott. Ella had grown a back bone, but there was also a sadness to her. He couldn't figure out where it came from but he could see it in her golden eyes.

She nodded as she met his turquoise colored eyes, but she wasn't sure she really believed him. Ella turned back to her omelette and slowly began to eat.

While she ate, John made his own breakfast; a bagel with cream cheese. As they sat at the breakfast bar, footsteps loudly made their way down. It was more than one person and the voices belonged to Virgil and Gordon Tracy who were talking about something, but Ella wasn't paying too much attention.
-ADF


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Look (TAG)

Breakfast on Tracy Island was quiet, compared to other family meals, it was down right peaceful. Ella sat on breakfast stool and watched as her adoptive flipped flapjacks into the air. She giggled in delight as Jeff Tracy would catch the pancake before it fell to the ground. She had never managed to acquire that specific skill, much to her dismay.

Jeff enjoyed Ella's laughter, it reminded him of her parents. When, he and his wife Lucille had agreed to take in Eleanor Rosewood, it had been a bit difficult. Ella looked very much like her mother, but her golden eyes were her father's. Jeff and Lucy had never had any daughters, at the point where Ella had joined the family; he was a father of three boys, Scott, John and Virigil.

Ella got along with her all of her brothers but she and Virgil did occasionally butt heads with each other. When Gordon and Alan had joined the family, Ella had taken to them, she had been tired of being referred to as the baby. Ella and Alan were quite close despite that they were five years apart, she adored her little brother and was constantly making him various sweets.

Footsteps made their way downstairs, Ella turned in her seat to see Scott Tracy descending the steps. She could hear feet moving upstairs, which meant that rest of her brothers would soon be on their way to the kitchen. Ella looked at her dad with a raised eyebrow as she tilted her head up to indicate that the others would be downstairs soon.

"Dad," the familiar voice of Gordon yelled from upstairs.

Scott, Ella, and Jeff all looked at the stairs. "What happened this time?" Jeff asked the question that was on everyone's mind.

"I'll go," Ella volunteered as she jumped from her stool. She quickly moved past Scott and gently ran up the stairs to see what had happened with Gordon.

Jeff watched as Scott looked after Ella, she hadn't told him good morning or even acknowledged him. The father of six studied Scott's expression as he longingly stared after Ella's escape. The former astronaut recognized that look, it was the look he had worn with Lucy and the look Ella's father had given her mother.

"You know pining after her, isn't gong to do anything for you, Scott," Jeff commented as he poured more batter into the pan.

Scott looked from the stairs to his dad with a frown. "I don't know what you're talking about," he mumbled as he moved to the fridge to grab the orange juice.

"Sure you don't son," Jeff answered as he flipped the flapjack in the air, and caught it in the pan. "She adores you, Scott, but it's hard on her when you're away. Scott you look at her the way I did your mom, and the way Chris looked at Beth," he gently told his son.

-xxx-
In honor of Bill Paxton, who portrayed Jeff Tracy in the Thunderbirds live action film in 2005.

-ADF

Monday, February 27, 2017

On the Track

Lyra pressed on the gas pedal and flew across the track, as she maneuvered way through turns on the race track. The female race car driver saw only track in front of her, there were no other drivers.

"Nice job, Ly, just keep an eye for this upcoming turn, I noticed you were fishtailing a little the last time you took this turn," the familiar voice of her spotter, Davie told her as she approached the turn.

"Copy that," she replied as she took the turn, her car speeding as drifted through the turn.

Lyra straightened out, her grip tight on the steering wheel, as she felt rather than heard the revving of another car behind her. Her grip tightened as she looked in her mirrors and spotted the familiar black and red car that belonged Rex. She changed gears to give herself some more torque on the track.

The driver of the number nineteen smiled as she was gently pulled back into her seat from the force. She met the next turn with no problem, and grinned as the finish line approached. The end of the race was fast approaching and she was close to a possible victory.
-xxx-

Racing season has started with the Daytona 500. While NASCAR is not my preferred racing sport, it was a great race to see yesterday. I'm excited for St. Pete, which is the kickoff of the IndyCar series, and I'm excited to see the races.
-ADF

Friday, February 24, 2017

Chit chat's and drabbles

Have you ever had one of those days where you're not sure what you want?

Yeah, I'm having one of those days too... But I will preserver, even it's a conversation like this with you guys. So, what kinds of pieces would you like to see on my blog?

I have a bunch of ideas but would love to have some feedback.

I already have a few established 'verse pieces here (The Eleanor Chronicles and The Eden Saga) and fanfiction pieces (Clunter [Power Rangers], Tromis [Power Rangers], Ella Pike [Star Trek], and Amy-Verse [Marvel and DC]). There are also quite a few solo stories that are available for your personal enjoyment.

I'm considering putting up some poetry pieces, since I've written a few that I adore. I do have established poetry on the blog. Would anyone be interested in reading pieces from some of my English classes in college? I have a few assignments where I was allowed to be creative and I would love to share those. They aren't crazy long, some are in fact quite short.

I am open to suggestions, please feel free to throw in requests or ideas. I would love to try and do writing prompts from you.

Here's a small drabble piece.
-xxx-

She bopped her head along to the beat that was playing on her iPod. Her right leg moved up in down with the beat and tempo, she sketched away in her notebook. The drawing that was on the page was a portrait in pencil and ballpoint pen.

The artist stretched the book out with her arms and gave a head tilt as she studied the newly created piece. With eyes full of concentration, she realized that the nose a little off. She placed her pad back on the desk and fixed the nose.

Once satisfied she nodded before she placed her notebook in her bag and departed the little cafe. Her music still played and sang as she left to find more inspiration.

-ADF

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

St. Valeria Day (TEC)

Saint Valeria Day was a special holiday to Queen Avaline, and it was one that she had passed down to her five children as she raised them. However, now that they had all grown older from their time as toddlers, some of her children had discontinued the traditions of the holiday. However, not all had disregarded the holiday such as Eleanor, Rowan, and Hunter.

Her daughter and two youngest sons, enjoyed celebrating the holiday. It was a tribute to Grey Light's Queen Valeria, a reluctant ruler, but one who did what was right for the people. She had been a beloved and cherished monarch, with a tragic story. Avaline had shared this story with all of her children, but Ella had always enjoyed hearing the story as a child, to her it was fairy tale. Even to Avaline it was, it was an inspiring story that Avaline adored and loved.

Avaline, Eleanor, Rowan, Hunter, Matthew, Adam, and Athena all walked to the Royal Gardens. There Avaline and Eleanor picked a variety of roses, there were many kinds in the gardens to choose from. The mother and daughter duo chose a little bit of everything. Avaline smiled at the crown of red roses that Ella wore in her hair, it had been a style that Avaline had worn for St. Valeria Day many years ago.

"You look lovely, Ella," Avaline complimented as she reached out and gently brushed a stray curl from Ella's face.

Ella smiled as she held her mother's gaze, the same honey-gold eyes met and silently spoke more than the words that had been spoken. Together, the group made their way to a waiting limousine, Athena and Ella sat beside each other and chatted. They had been discussing their next trip to Lunaria, Ella wanted to get out of the castle for a bit, together they planned a girl's day out.

Hunter and Rowan sat on either side of Avaline, Hunter's golden locks rested against's Avaline's arm, while Rowan was staring out the window. The trip to Valeria's Ridge wasn't very long, but it as one that passed through agricultural regions in Nightshade.

As they reached the point, where they could no longer travel in car, Matthew and Adam allowed the royal group to exit the limo. Avaline held Hunter's hand, Rowan took the side of Hunter. While, Ella and Athena led the way to the edge of the Valeria's Ridge. As they reached the cliff top, Avaline and Ella passed a few roses to Hunter, Rowan, and Athena. Together the five of them tossed them into the Crimson Ocean.

Ella peered over her shoulder and met Adam's gaze, before she looked back to the ocean. The same one where Valeria had stood and waited for her true love to return on The Enchantress. Adam joined Ella's side, she silently offered him a few roses. The blonde haired bodyguard took the roses and dropped them into the ocean.

Ella sent Adam a warm smile before she reached up and pulled her rose crown off her brown waves. She held it in her hand, and closed her eyes. Time had stopped as Ella gently flung the rose hair piece into the ocean, before she opened her eyes. Her golden eyes watched as the red roses moved along the waves. A hand gently squeezed the brunette's shoulder, Ella looked at Athena and smiled at her friend.

Ella gathered her brothers, and led them back to the limo. Athena dutifully followed behind her friend. Adam trailed a few steps, while Matthew stood off to the side, to allow Queen Avaline a moment to herself on Valeria's Ridge.

Avaline breathed in the familiar sea salt filled air, the warm breeze blew her blonde hair in her face. She sent a silent prayer to Valeria for good health and judgement, in this trying time in Nightshade.

-fin

Monday, February 20, 2017

What They Saw (ST-ff)

When Ella had first met Doctor Leonard McCoy, he had been making a fuss because he couldn't stay in the bathroom on the shuttle, back to Starfleet Academy. She had found him amusing, especially when he had told Jim Kirk that he might throw up on him. On the shuttle ride to San Francisco, she would occasionally catch the doctor's eye before she looked away.

Jim Kirk would swear up and down in his best man speech at his friends'  wedding, that those little looks were the start.
-xxx-

Leonard McCoy knew he was in love with the brunette nurse, that was Eleanor Pike, when they were in their first year at Starfleet Academy. They had been doing a simulation class together, one that was a functioning medbay. It had been in that class, where Bones and Ella had been paired together as Doctor and Nurse. They had been partners for a few weeks, and during one of their labs, Ella had been well prepared for Leonard's barking. She was quick and efficient with all of her tools and knowledge, he would even quizzed her on a patients injury and suggested treatment.

In that lab class, Leonard McCoy fell in love, with one of the most brilliant nurses in Starfleet.
-xxx-

Christopher Pike knew when his daughter had developed romantic feelings for Jim Kirk's best friend, before his daughter had.

During their conversations, the young brunette, who reminded the Captain so much of his departed wife, was constantly talking about the doctor. She always had an interesting anecdote with Jim and Bones. The conversation typically strayed to Bones and her thoughts on him being a good doctor. She wore an expression that was full of fondness and respect.

He could never deny Ella anything, especially her happiness.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Inquiries and Compliments (ST-ff)

"Cadet Pike, please stay behind," the voice of Medical Officer Danvers called through the crowd of students, as they tried to exit the lecture hall.

Ella sighed before she stopped her progress. The brunette spun and walked down the stairs towards the podium that Danvers used to teach his lessons. As she wove through the crowded, she stepped just in front of the podium and looked at her professor.

"You wished to see me Professor Danvers," Ella wondered what she had done wrong. She had never been asked to stay behind in a class before. She nervously shifted her weight from one foot to the other.

"Yes, I wanted to ask you a few questions about your most recent assignment. You were able to get very technical in a few areas, things that we haven't covered in class. How were you able to come by this information?" Officer Danvers asked the young nurse with curiosity in his tone.

"Doctor McCoy has been tutoring me. Since this course has proven to be a difficult one for me, he's been going over the material with me," Ella answered honestly as she looked down at her shoes.

She hoped that she hadn't gotten Bones in trouble, she knew that he had just wanted to help her. More than likely also stop her from having a break down, too. Bones had offered to help her with her biology classes, specifically alien biology.

Professor Danvers nodded in understanding, "Well, he's doing an excellent job, Cadet Pike. I've seen both of you in your labs. You work well with Dr. McCoy, he could use a nurse like you to work with."

Ella's cheeks colored a soft pink color from her professor's compliment. This wasn't the first she had heard of her and Bones working together, but it was still unexpected. She didn't think that she was worthy of working with Bones, he was an excellent doctor. Ella couldn't get through alien biology without his help.

"Thank you, professor," Ella mumbled as she turned her gaze back down to her black boots.

"Best head off to your next class, Cadet Pike. And you received the highest marks on this assignment with the extra information you provided," Officer Danvers informed Ella, as he dismissed the nurse to her next class.

-fin

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentine's Surprise (ST-ff)

Ella McCoy neé Pike smiled softly as she finished her shift in medbay, it had been a long shift; but it had been one without the Enterprise's Chief Medical Officer. Jim had taken Spock, Bones, and Scotty with him to explore the planet, Betazed. It was a quick visit to meet with the Betazoids and learn more about the telepathic people.

None of them were injured, so Bones didn't force anyone to return to medbay, a small miracle in and of itself. Ella had been left in charge as Head Nurse with Dr. M'Benga for the shift. Very few patients had be in medbay, it was calm and wonderful to have some peace.

The Enterprise was a little over a year and a half into its five year mission. Ella and Bones were two years into their marriage; something that had surprised quite a few crew members. Many didn't expect the couple to last, but Jim knew better. He understood the relationship that Ella and Bones shared, they were good together. Both inside and outside of medbay, they had been a working team since their first year at the academy. The Admiral Board was always giving the pair constant acknowledgment and commendations on their work in the medical field.

Ella's blue-gray eyes glanced at the clock, she caught sight of the time and smiled. The petite brunette moved towards Dr. M'Benga's office.

"You off already, McCoy?" the dark skinned doctor asked as he looked at the nurse.

"Yup, Christine, is here. So you'll be fine until your shift is over," the nurse informed the doctor.

"I'll see you later, McCoy. And tell your husband that his medbay is in perfect working order," M'Benga added in a humored tone as he followed Ella to the doors.

It was well known that CMO McCoy liked his Medbay in perfect running order at all times. Even when he wasn't in medbay,

"Of course, it's in order, there was a McCoy in the Medbay," Ella joked, she giggled at the look on M'Benga's face, before she fled from Medbay.

She quickly made her way back to her personal quarters, that she shared with her husband. When they had first been placed on the Enterprise both of them had separate quarters. When they had gotten married, they had both tried to figure out who's quarters they would share. Jim had surprised the pair by the giving them new quarters, that were bigger for the pair. It had been a wonderful gift that had been a surprise to the newlyweds.

As Ella opened the doors to her room, she smiled at the scattered rose petals on the floor. There were several large bouquets of  roses, lilies, orchids, and lilacs all around the room in various vases. The brunette nurse smiled at sight before she followed the trail of petals to her bedroom. Upon entering the doorway, Ella gasped at the gown that was laid out on the bed.

The dress was a simple one, in a peach color with light gray flowers scattered around the skirt and shoulders. It was lovely, and one that Ella been eyeing for sometime, but she couldn't find an excuse or reason to warrant such an expensive purchase. Starfleet paid it's officers generously but Ella had never been one for impulse purchases unless it was for a purpose. And with Ella and the rest of the Enterprise crew in space exploring for five years, she couldn't find it in herself to buy the dress.

A pair of strong muscular arms wrapped themselves around, Ella's waist. Soft lips gently ran along the tip of her ear, before the familiar husky voice greeted the petite brunette.

"Happy Valentine's Day, Darlin'. And Happy Birthday, Ella," Leonard McCoy murmured softly into his wife's ear.

-fin

Monday, February 13, 2017

Welcome to Starfleet (ST-ff)

Eleanor Pike unbuckled her seat once the small craft had touched down in the Starfleet Academy shuttle bay. She patiently waited until the returning cadets left the shuttle that would one day belong to the Enterprise. The brunette female was one of three left on the shuttle, other than Captain Pike and a various officers who were returning to the academy.

Once all of the students departed, Captain Christopher Pike stepped through. Ella smiled at her father as he stopped in front of her seat, he graciously offered his arm out. The female stood and threaded her arm through her father's. “Kirk, McCoy, if you'll follow me,” the Captain ordered as he led the two new recruits out of the shuttle.


As they reached the door, Captain Pike stopped to allow his daughter to exit the craft with James Kirk and Leonard McCoy to follow after the brunette female. Ella hadn't wondered too far as she waited for her father to exit the shuttle, she glanced around and noticed other new recruits and returning cadets were scattered all around the bay. Ella noted that both Kirk and McCoy were looking around the bay with slight curiosity. "You haven't seen anything yet," she commented to the pair, as she followed after her father.

Both the men trailed after Captain Pike and his daughter. The Starfleet Captain led the trio to the administration building. "This is where I leave the three of you. I suspect that I will see you all sooner rather than later," Captain Pike told the trio, as he turned to walk back down the stairs that he had led them up.

"Oh, and Eleanor, don't forget-" The captain started before he was interrupted by his daughter.

"I know family dinner next week with all of us Pike children. Yeah, yeah, I know," she cut off her father, with an eye roll. Both of her older brothers had been calling to let her know about dinner for nearly three weeks now.

"Good," Christopher nodded as he continued his descent.

It was silent between James Kirk, Leonard McCoy, and Ella Pike for only a few seconds. "So, Pike, huh, you're a legacy," Kirk commented with a smirk as he looked the petite brunette up and down with wondering eyes.

"I'm not the only legacy, Kirk, and don't even think about it. You'll be thrown out of here faster than you can say Captain Pike. Not to mention what my brothers would do to you if you tried anything," she informed the blonde haired man, as she strode past him into the administration building.

McCoy clapped Kirk on the shoulder, "Tough luck Kirk," he commented with a soft smirk before he followed after Ella inside.



Midnight Flights

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