…He wanted to go out. Why would Mommy be so mean. It’s not gonna hurt him. She knows that. He knows that. He just wants to play outside. All the other boys and girls get to play so why can’t he?
He grumpily stared out the window.
It had been raining all day. Not too hard but enough to make big puddles. He wanted to go splash in them so bad. But Mommy said he couldn’t go. She said she was too busy to watch him and he was too little to go out all alone. He wasn’t too little! He was three and a half! That’s almost a big kid!
Jazz could go out by herself. It wasn’t fair. Just cuz Jazz was two years older. He pouts and crosses his little arms. Mommy and Daddy are always too busy when he wants to play. He looks over his shoulder at the couch where Jazz is sitting. She’s reading a book with big words in them. He pouts some more and plops down on the floor.
He can tell that Jazz is looking at him. Good! Cuz he’s gonna be mad forever until he can go play in the rain. He hears Jazz close the book.
“Danny, you ok?”
“I wanna play outside”
“Danny, Mommy said no”
“But I wanna go! It’s not fair!”
Jazz sighs. He turns to look at her. She puts her book down and walks down to the lab. Fine! He’ll just sit here all alone and be mad. He glares at the window. Watching as the rain made little drops on the glass. He sighs sadly, tracing shapes in the foggy window for what feels like hours.
Jazz yells all happy. He remembers to be mad and puts on his best angry face. He turns around. Jazz is wearing her raincoat and boots. He feels so betrayed. She’s gonna go play in the backyard without him…oh…wait. Jazz grinning from ear to ear pulls out from behind her back Danny’s raincoat and boots. He gasps.
“Mommy said that if I go with you and we stay in the backyard then you can play in the rain.”
Danny smiles so hard his face hurts. He bounces up and runs over to Jazz and hugs her real tight. He has to get on his tippy-toes just to reach her waist.
“Jazzy, you’re the best big sis ever!”
Screaming thank you at her he lets go and dashes down to the lab. Mommy and Daddy turn to look at him and he hugs them one by one yelling thank you and I love you.
Running back up he finds Jazz giggling. He grins at her and puts on his rain gear in record time. His first time playing in the rain is finally going to happen! He grabs her hand and starts pulling.
“C'mon Jazzy! Hurry!”
“Ok, ok, slow down Danny”
He’s bouncing with anticipation. He can’t reach the doorknob so Jazz has to open the door for him. It feels like an eternity before the door is finally open he dashes out the door and down the stairs, forgetting that they’re wet and slippery. He flipped over the stairs and landed face first in the grass. Jazz screeches.
“DANNY! OH MY GOD ARE YOU OK?”
He slowly gets up on his hands and knees. Already wet and covered in mud. Jazz crouches beside him scrambling asking if it hurts, checking him all over. He slowly looks up at her and she stops all actions. His eyes are sparkling.
“THAT WAS AWESOME!”
Jazz sighs as he starts giggling. He gets up and jumps into a big puddle. The resulting splash is out of this world. It was the single most amazing moment of his entire life. The sun came out and shone upon him. Rays of heavenly light touching his skin. He can almost hear a choir of angels singing. He faintly hears Jazz trying-and failing-not to laugh.
He spent the whole day splashing around. He even got Jazz to play with him. They were jumping in puddles, dancing around, playing tag, you name it. By the time the sun was setting they were super tired. Happy but tired. Mommy caught them coming back in. She snorts.
“Did you two have fun today?”
“Yeah! It was great! Jazzy played with me too!”
“I can see that”
Mommy looks at them. They’re all covered in mud and soaked to the bone. But he wouldn’t change a thing. His first time playing in the rain and it was awesome. He smiles up at mommy feeling like the king of the world. She picks him up and grabs Jazz’s hand.
And with one kiss you inspired a fire of devotion. What kind of man loves like this? (What kind of Man,
How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 2015.)
I heard your heart beating, you were in the darkness too. So I stayed in the darkness with you
(Cosmic Love, Lungs 2009.)
A kick in the teeth is good for some. A kiss with a fist is better than none (Kiss with a Fist, Lungs 2009.)
Lucien: There’s a drumming noise inside my head that starts when you’re around. I swear that you could hear it. Louder than sirens, louder than bells, sweeter than heaven and hotter than hell(Drumming Song, Lungs 2009.)
Tamlin:And I’ve been a fool and I’ve been blind. I can never leave the past behind. Looking for heaven, found the devil in me
(Shake it Out, Ceremonials 2011.)
And my heart is a hollow plain for the devil to dance again. I was looking for a breath of a life, for a little touch of heavenly light. Whose side am I on? (Breath of Life, Snow White & the Huntsman Soundtrack 2012.)
I must become a lion hearted girl ready for a fight, before I make the final sacrifice
(Rabbit Heart, Lungs 2009.)
I’ve been keeping secrets, from my heart and from my soul. Going from road to road, bed to bed, lover to lover
(Lover to Lover, Ceremonials 2011.)
So much time on the other side waiting for you to wake up. Maybe I’ll see you in another life if this one wasn’t enough
(How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 2015.)
Holy water cannot help you now. Thousand armies couldn’t keep me out. I don’t want your money. I don’t want your crown. See I’ve come to burn your kingdom down
(Seven Devils, Ceremonials 2011.)
And I never wanted anything from you, except everything you had and what was left after that too (Dog Days Are Over, Lungs 2009.)
‘Cause your pain is a tribute. The only thing you let hold you. Wear it now like a mantle. Always there to remind you
(Third Eye, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 2015.)
me (about Elucien): Did I build a ship to wreck?
(Ship to Wreck, How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful 2015.)
A ghost wandering Ionia, suffering and crying out. She drags her feet along the dirt, the ground that she once bled out on, and closes her eyes. She can’t cry anymore — she doesn’t even remember what crying felt like. When she approaches the capital, the magic infused city of wonder, she encounters a dead celestial. Kalista steps back from her healing touch, feeling a scorching flame in her chest.
I was looking for a breath of life, a little touch of heavenly light. ❞
I was looking for a breath of life A little touch of heavenly light
Apocalypse Au, Final Part.
This is the last part, guys. THE END. I hope it’s good - it’s very long, and it was draining to write. I hope this lives up to expectations ? Anyway, enjoy, and be generous to me, that is all I ask. Anyway, this fic has been wonderful to write - it leaves me crying to myself from emotions. Everyone has been supportive and lovely, and I hope this ending pleases you.