Monday, December 26, 2016 | By: Drotuno

Even In Death Chapter 3

Chapter 3 – The Sound of Silence
Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains within the sound of silence
“Sound of Silence” by Disturbed (orig. by Simon and Garfunkel)
“Damn, Edward,” Carlisle muttered, looking up from his desk when I stepped into his office. “Son, are you even sleeping?”
I huffed a laugh that was part amusement and part mania, and I wasn’t quite sure which would win out at the moment. Shaking my head, I shrugged. “It’s just been…” I trailed off a little, not even knowing how to answer him.
He glanced up at the clock on the wall and then pointed to his chair. “Sit. Talk to me.”
“You’ll think I’ve gone crazy,” I said through another weird laugh.
He narrowed his eyes. “Try me.”

I told him about the note left on the piano and about Bella’s lost phone, finally ending in the fact that someone was using it to call me. “I know it’s probably just kids that most likely found it, but…” I sighed deeply, wondering briefly why it felt okay to tell him these things. “When I met Bella, I could sense when she was nearby, like feel it. I could tell when she wasn’t around, too.” I tapped the center of my chest. “I knew, no matter how hard I was studying in the library, when she’d stepped into the building. I’d look up and smile at her there.” I rubbed my sternum for a moment, glaring at the top of his desk. “I…I always assumed that it would always be there. That it was just how we were, how we’d meshed so perfectly.” Meeting his warm, honey eyes, I whispered, “I still feel her, Carlisle. I know it sounds insane. I do. I get it. But there are moments – the notes, the calls, the scent she left behind – that I still feel her.”
Monday, December 19, 2016 | By: Drotuno

Even in Death Chapter 2

Chapter 2 – Make This Go Away
Look at me, my depth perception must be off again
Cause this hurts deeper than I thought it did
It has not healed with time
It just shot down my spine
 You look so beautiful tonight
Remind me how you laid us down
And gently smiled before you destroyed my life
Would you find it in your heart
To make this go away
And let me rest in pieces
“Rest In Pieces” by Saliva
I stepped up to the counter of the UW library, my eyes raking over the form who had yet to look my way. She was busy, but she was beautiful. Long, dark hair pulled up into a high ponytail, petite but curved in all the right places, and skin that resembled creamy, smooth silk. But it was the eyes that just about caused my knees to buckle out from underneath me.
Warm, brown, and sweet – like melted chocolate. It felt like she was looking straight into my soul.
“Checking out?” she asked, smirking when all I could do is nod and push my stack of books toward her on the counter. “Okay, I’ll need your ID…”
I pulled out my wallet with shaky hands, trying to ignore the impatient people behind me.
“C’mon, beautiful, I’m gonna be late for class…” The kid behind me trailed off when those dark eyes landed on him with a withering glare.
“Then you should’ve come up here sooner. Now, you’ll wait.”
Monday, December 12, 2016 | By: Drotuno

Even In Death Chapter 1

Chapter 1 – Give Me a Reason
Give me a reason to believe that you're gone
I see your shadow so I know they're all wrong
Moonlight on the soft brown earth
It leads me to where you lay
They took you away from me but now I'm taking you home
“Even In Death” by Evanescence
Music pounded out of earbuds into my ears at the same rhythm as my feet touched the sidewalk. Muscles burned, lungs ached, and my heart hurt. Though, the latter had nothing to do with the five mile run I was pushing at the moment.
Focusing on each step, I tried to get my mind back to the present, not the past. I had to keep going, pushing, reaching…for her. I couldn’t lie down and curl up into a ball. I couldn’t waste away, and I couldn’t stop living, because she never would’ve wanted that. That last thought had me gritting my teeth and pumping my legs harder. Try as I might, I couldn’t run away from it, and I couldn’t escape the fact that my time off was over. 

New Story! Even In Death

Summary: A month after losing his wife, Edward Masen was taking it one day at a time, trying to simply survive the torrent of grief. Surrounded by memories of their life together and messages she left, he was already questioning his sanity when his phone lit up in the middle of the night... with her picture and number. EPOV/OOC/AU

This story will test your faith in me, my rules, and probably your opinion of my sanity. ;) This plot came about with a FB post – “Using only two sentences, write a scary story.” Now, this was my answer: In the middle of the night, his phone lit up with her picture and number. She'd died a month ago.

What came next was a series of conversations between Jenny, SueBee, and Bethany Tullos, which hashed out all the ways I could fuck this up. ;) Not to mention all the directions this could go. It didn’t go into a scary avenue, either, just so you know, more mystery than anything else. Honestly, I didn’t think I could write this, and I really didn’t think I could carry across the vision I had of it, but I gave it a shot.

Originally, this was going up on Halloween, but then life happened, and I wasn’t where I wanted to be plot-wise before posting this, because this was being written here and there, on the side of everything else. I will tell you that this will update once a week, on a different day as Six, which is currently taking a week break – also due to life happenings. Muses are fickle and a bit twitchy sometimes. 

I’ll let you get to it. For those that want to wait, I understand. For those that are going in on blind faith in me, my rules, and general sparkly hope? I love ya. ;)
Sunday, December 4, 2016 | By: Drotuno

Six - Chapter 21

Chapter 21
Olympic National Forest, Washington
Stepping through Bella’s window, I monitored every mind I could hear, from the small group currently on the other side of the VI property to the very intense group surrounding me, not to mention the few aware minds inside the building. Rae’s power descended over all of us slowly, securely, and with a dome-like shape that covered the woods, us, and the building. If anyone was watching, they wouldn’t have even seen themselves on whatever monitor they were using. No one would see us coming.

Randall came to stand beside me and then squatted down, placing a hand flat on the forest floor. There was a small rumble beneath my feet, then a soft, slithering sound, caused by the woods around us coming to life, growing in a rapid pace. Shrubs and vines thickened and grew taller, wrapping their grip around the large tree trunks to create a tight wall of greenery. Randall was giving us a small hiding spot in which to wait. He’d done the same to the space where the other group was waiting for the word to start.