“Loid took a deep breath. “Once upon a time there was a small city of magical
creatures, far away from a human world. Despite the distance between these two
worlds, the life and the people in that magical city were very similar to
humans. Everyone knew how to use magic and everyone was taught equally how to
use the powers of their body for different spell casting. Life was fine and
life was good,” Loid started, his voice clear and playful.
“But then something happened?” Elena smirked at Loid over
her shoulder and the man chuckled.
“Laney, you’re getting ahead of the story.” He shook his
head. “The city had a legend that one day a boy with pale blue eyes would be
born and on his 20th birthday he would lead the city to a new era.
Every man in that tribe had brown eyes and every woman had green eyes, so pale
blue eyes were very unusual. What a glorious day it was when finally, the legend came
true and a pale blue-eyed boy was born to a regular couple. Everyone was
rejoicing, a big party was held and the boy was showered with love from the
very first moment he took his first breath. Anything he wanted, he got it,
except for one thing; freedom.”
Elena’s eyebrows knit together.
“Did they treat him like some celebrity?” she asked over her
shoulder. Loid cocked his chin.
“Like a god. He was destined to take the city and the local
tribe to a new era. It was his story. He was the hero everyone had anticipated.
He got everything he wanted, but couldn’t run away from his fate, no matter how
hard he tried,” Loid continued, drawing a wide arch in the air with his hands
animating the story.
“…I feel him… Not to get to choose but to live forced to
something…” Elena sighed. She didn’t wish her destiny to anyone else.
Loid pulled a twig out from a nearby push and played around
with it, the twig dancing on his fingers.
“Shit, ain’t it? I thought you’d like this story,” he
grinned from ear to ear. “Anyhow, the story goes the boy was frustrated and
resisted his destiny. Told everyone he didn’t want to do it, that he was just
an ordinary guy and there was no way he could be special in any way. He asked
from the priestesses how did they know he was the fated protagonist of the
city, what if someone else with pale blue eyes was born after him, but the
priestesses assured that the legends never lied. They were sure that he was the
one the legend had foretold. They advised him to be happy about his role. Happy
about his destiny to take the whole city and the tribe to a new era. What a
privilege!” Loid almost yelled, his grin widening. “To ensure he would be prepared to his role
when the 20th birthday day would arise, priestesses made the boy
study magic and how to take all advances of his natural energies extra hard”.
“At least he was prepared for his role. For me, I just tried
to ignore it. I got no education, no one was there to guide me. I was just
thrown into the deep end, head first,” Elena muttered bitterly.
“Everything tends to have at least two sides, if not more.
The boy’s life wasn’t all miserable you see, but it wasn’t very happy one
either,” Loid reasoned.
“If he resisted so much his fate, do I dare to ask what he
did on his 20th birthday?” Elena asked, not really sure did she want
to hear the rest of the story anymore.
“Nothing. He did nothing.” Loid jumped the twig up to air
with perfect circles. “He went out for a very, very long walk, hoping he could
avoid the inevitable. His heart wasn’t in the role, and he hated how someone or
something had enforced his future. He had ever only wanted to be free, be who
he really was. Not The Pale Blue Eyed Boy, The God like Leader everyone looked
up to with high hopes, but his own self. It was said the boy didn’t even know
what his true self was like.” Loid stopped, looking far into the distance with
a small smile. “When he came back home at the evening of his 20th
birthday, everything was ruined. The whole city had crumbled down, people lied
around dead, the rest who were alive tried to escape that hellish nightmare.
The boy, now a young man, didn’t know what was going on or what had happened,
but the furious people with the lead of their survived priestesses cursed the
young man. ‘This is your fault!’ they screamed, as he tried to enter the city
to find his family, ‘You resisted your destiny! You denied your role as the
protagonist! If only you had followed the given path this wouldn’t have
happened!” they cried and wailed and yelled at his face, and he barely
“And the young man?” Elena asked when Loid was just before
her face, looking into the horizon.
ran,” he simply stated and made his way slowly down the mound, the twig
swinging in his hand. “Like said, he knew he had screwed up things so badly he
could never return to his role as a protagonist. He thought that if he became
an antagonist, maybe he could salvage something and redeem himself. So he did.”
Elena looked at Loid’s back. Suddenly her heart started to beat fiercely.
“Loid?” she called him. “What was his name? That boy’s, who turned into an antagonist?”
A sly grin, with something forlorn in it, appeared on Loid’s corner of a mouth.
“How should I know?” He snorted with a chuckle.
As my ARE Novel, where the above snippet is, is coming together very slowly I thought it would be nice to tell you something about Loid and his past.
Would you want other things to be told, things which I have planned for the novel, about ARE’s characters?
ACOWAR when Nesta and Cassian admit their feelings.
I saw this post a while ago by @modernacotar asking how people thought Nesta and Cassian admitting their feeling for each other would go aaaand being me, I got totally swept up with this idea and so here it is… my 3395 word summary of how Nesta and Cassian admit that they love each other (are mates).
The war was over, my sister was back and this celebration was well deserved. Feyre told me not to dress up to fancy and to wear practical footwear.
We were going to a place called Rita’s. Feyre, who seemed surprisingly unfazed by the fact that she had just returned from her creepy ex-fiancés court, had told me about it. Apparently, it was their usually place as it catered to Amren’s taste, I didn’t know what that meant as she never ate with us, always leaving just before the meal. Rita’s also had a spacious dining area, I knew that that was to cater to Az and even Cass’s wings, which were almost fully healed, though still damaged enough that he kept them tucked close, away from what he deemed to be “judging eyes.”
I found it hard to believe that they were all inclined to celebrate so soon after Feyre’s return. Even without him kidnapping her, to seduce her and break a 49-year-old curse, it had to have been awkward between her and Tamlin back at the Spring Court since she broke off the engagement and was secretly mated with another High Lord.
AN: AU! in which Hinata is a hardworking lawyer and Sasuke is a promiscuous detective.
He pulled at
the cigarette and allowed the smoke to free itself between thin lips. His wrist
was quickly clasped and the cigarette was confiscated. The man looked back at
the half naked woman in his bed, she put it out using his nightstand and threw
it in the trash. She proceeded to fan the air around their heads.
to you too,” grumbled the Uchiha. He bent down to grab his boxers and place one
leg in at a time before pulling them up to his waist.
“You know I
hate the smell of smoke,” she leaned forward, latching her bra back on.
He ran a hand
through his hair and shrugged. “Must have slipped my mind.” Her eyes narrowed
at him before they started getting dressed. Things were quiet as they were
whenever she mistakenly stayed the night. Sasuke buttoned his shirt up in the
mirror while watching the woman wiggle into the pants that he had no problem
pulling off. A smirk lifted to his lips. “Oh, Detective,” he had easily
forgotten her name again. “Mind
keeping this quiet? I don’t want the office to know about us, Tomei.”
She put her
hair in a ponytail with a frustrated grunt. “First of all, my name isn’t Tomei.
Second, you are such a fucking pig, Uchiha.”
her storm out and closed his eyes against the slam of his front door. He pulled
out another cigarette. “I’ll take that as a yes.”
were her eyes. Endless opal orbs. All seeing Hyuuga eyes. Hinata leaned forward
with a sympathetic smile. “You have to help me help you,” she started. Her
client shifted in his seat and looked at the window behind her. Hinata shook
her head. “Please, you have to understand…I need the truth.”
“I-I told you
truth,” She told him. “Nobody is going to hurt you if you just tell me what
happened. I’m your lawyer. I want you to be free, do you understand that?”
everywhere but her eyes and she knew it was just a matter of time before he
cracked. She noticed his shaking leg and weak nod. “Okay,” he looked into lilac
eyes and licked cracked lip. “I saw-”
The knock on
the door made both of them wince. Hinata looked up with high irritation as
Uchiha Sasuke walked in. “We found her fingerprints.”
Hinata clenched her fist.
found her fingerprints,” He placed a file down and shoved his hands in his
pocket. “Only thing this idiot is guilty of is not knowing when people are
the file and looked at the shaken man. He couldn’t be mad at the detective. He
was right. She was using him right under his nose. Hinata leaned back in her
seat. “He was about to confess something.”
“Well, now he
doesn’t.” Sasuke shifted on his hip.
“I need to
know everything because if she has anything to use against him – she will.”
Hinata looked back her client. “If you have any wishes to go to prison, then
stay silent. If you want to start your life over, tell me the truth.”
victoriously as the young man and his mother shared a hug. “And Hyuuga Hinata
wins another case,” Sasuke pulled out a cigarette. “This should be celebrated.”
over her shoulder at her unofficial partner. “I have someone to celebrate with,”
explained Hinata. “Aren’t there new interns for you to play with?”
“You know, I
like my women seasoned.” He smirked.
his shoulder. “The old woman that works at the front desk will love to hear
that one, Uchiha. Matter of fact, isn’t Tuesday? Shouldn’t you be on the way
for your weekly check-up to the clinic?”
me that you care about my health.”
sarcastically. “Yeah, yeah. I have to go.”
“Kiss my son
frowned, looking around. “You can’t keep saying that out loud. People will
start to believe we have a child together.”
He shrugged. “Better
me than that dead-beat douchebag, right?”
her head. “I actually rather accept the latter.”
grumbled Sasuke. She walked away, and of course, he watched. Sasuke took a deep
breath. “One day, Hyuuga.” He was
convinced that when he decided to finally settle down that Hinata would be his
soulmate. He would raise her son as his own and have two kids before retiring
from law and growing old with each other. One day…
And then he
saw the new interns. “Excuse me, ladies. I will need to ask you a few
questions.” He showed off his badge with a smirk.