Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Writing Year in Review

What a year that was...

2014 saw the final part of my EPIC nine-book series reaching the shelves, and there was much rejoicing. It was a bit of a scramble to get it written in time, as it generally is, but this book achieved everything I wanted it to achieve, and so I remain immensely proud of it. The ninth book, and the events that transpire within it, had been a secret I'd been keeping for seven years, and it was such a relief to get it out there. Sure, I didn't tie up every last plot thread — in some cases I just ran out of time, in others I decided to be mean and simply not resolve stuff — but it was a fitting send-off, I think.

The publication saw another astonishing Tom Percival cover, plus a very limited black edition which, as it turned out, was an extraordinarily clever bit of marketing by yours truly. It meant that the excitement that first morning was ELECTRIC as everyone rushed to search through each shop. That wasn't my original intent — I just wanted a cool black book — but to follow the tweets that morning as each copy got snapped up... that was awesome.

The reaction to the book was exactly what I wanted, also. True, there was some confusion over the chapters that ended mid-sentence, but all in all, readers understood what I was doing. And then to catch you all out right at the end....

... glorious...

The Dying of the Light got me back touring, of course, and we fit in the Requiem Ball and the Theatre of Shadows, and I once again visited New Zealand and Australia and met loads of enthusiastic readers. If ever my ego was in need of a boost...

And then I got home, and got to work on the NEW book.





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Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: Just tell me... Please.


(Indeed. To you, also.)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: *kisses her gently*
I want you. And I'd rather not share you..

SimpleGamer98 said...

(Happy New Year! :D)

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

Happy New Year, Jai!

And non-Jai!

Happy New Year, everybody!

Garret Falcone said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR BITCHES!!!!!!!
(just kidding bout the bitches part.....)

Chione Asahina said...

(Happy new year!)

Chi: What? Does my husband deserve to be buried 6 ft under ground, allowed to rot? No. He does not deserve that.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Any resolutions?)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: *kisses her back* Then I will tell Liliana.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: Okay. I'll help?

Lavender Hope said...

Happy New Year guys!!!

YOU TOO, DEREK!

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: *nods* We should get dressed... *starts to put on her clothes again*

Lavender Hope said...

*realizes she still has her dress pic*
Oops.
*goes to change it*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*smiles and pulls on underwear, then knives, then clothes*

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

(I'm astonished that no-one has commented/told me to shut up about my drinking.

Ugh.

It's not good.

Don't drink, guys!

Resolutions, no.

Wishes for a certain group of individuals, yes.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: *puts on her armour, smiling* I love you, Silente.


(I will be back soon.)

Lavender Hope said...

I don't really like liquer anyway... Or just alcohol in general.

I don't actually have a resolution. I'm going to have to think about it.

How is everyone?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Okay Soph. (she won't be back *rolls eyes*))

Sil2: I love you too Beth..



(@Kas relax. Get a drink. Eat something.)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(@Scarlet meh. I'm meh. You?)

Lavender Hope said...

*glances at her profile pic*
Hmm... Doesn't look quite fitting...
*goes to change it again*

Chione Asahina said...

(Tablet is going to die soon, just a warning. Happy new year to you all)

Lavender Hope said...

*decides to keep her old one*
I'm kinda tired, but otherwise okay.

I hope you'll soon be feeling better than just meh, Sil.

Lavender Hope said...

Happy new year to you too, Chione. :)

SimpleGamer98 said...

Itherael: A spell could be placed, that way, he will not rot.
A burial would be nice, a grave in the best spot you can find. *looks at her* Would that not be suitable?

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

Happy New Year, Chi and everyone, really!

Lavender Hope said...

Sorry for being brief, but I will have to go now. Good bye.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*looks at the twins*
*gets off Chi's bed, placing each in a cot*
*goes to the bathroom and gets the bloodied clothes*
*puts them in a portal*
*washes out the tub of blood and broken hairs*
*sits on the floor at the foot of the bed and waits for the only family she's ever truly known to come back together, despite knowing it won't, it never will, not again*

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

(Bye, Scarlet! Happy New Year!)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(I am back.)

Bethany: *folds her spear down into a short metal pole, attaching it to her belt* What will we tell her?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(OH. I was wrong )

Sil2: That it was fun but we prefer each others company?

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Indeed you were.)

Bethany: And concerning the pet thing?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Hmph. Well cant always be right :)



Sil2: I'll figure that out..

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: We should figure it out now.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: *smiles*
In which case I'll tell her that I'd rather she didn't get any new 'pets' in our absence.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: But that wouldn't really make sure of it...

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: what would you suggest..?

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

It's weird....you guys are in 2015 I have four hours to go.-Zaf

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: Maybe telling her that just because we've stopped doesn't mean she has to hurt anyone else? Apart from that, physically make sure she doesn't?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(It is a bit bizarre i suppose.)


Sil2: Okay. I'll say something along those lines. But no drastic measures, yet.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: Okay. *leads the way out of the bedroom*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: *walks next to Beth, slipping a hand into hers*

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

~ooh we're from the future we have Back to the Future hoverboards ooh~

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Star Inkbright said...

Happy New Year, Blogland!!! :)

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

Happy new year Star!

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

Happy New Year, Trip and Star!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Happy New Year you two.)

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

Happy new year Tanya and Silente!

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(*curls up and promptly falls asleep.. probably*)

Star Inkbright said...

Happy New Year SilTripTia!!! :)

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

(Sleep well)

How is New year so far Star?

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

Happy New Year.-Zaf

Star Inkbright said...

Good thanks, Trip! Watched Guardians of the Galaxy. :P

How's your year?? :)

Star Inkbright said...

Happy New Year, Zaf! :)

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

Happy New Year Zaf!

My year is pretty good. I've already gotten to be disdainful about people puffing cancer sticks.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: *squeezes her hand, walking to the throne room*

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

We're planning a Wii Bowling game soon-Zaf

Emerald Melody said...

sorry i vanished, i panicked and didn't know how to respond.

never really rp before.

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

I hardly understand these...New Year's Eve celebrations. Then again, I enjoy the drinks.

Noelle said...

I could die now..

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

I would rather that not happen, personally.

Noelle said...

Yet I would.

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

And why is that?

Noelle said...

Reasons innumerable.

Trip Castalan, Lord of The Hobbits, The Fourth Most Popular Folk/Parody Banana Thief In The Land said...

Huh. Funny how we have the same reasons for opposite wishes.

You're genuinely, positively awesome Adra. And you can't see it right now. But I can.

We've been through a lot together, eh? I hope we've been through enough for you to trust me enough to hang on, and just believe me about how great you are. You can't see it, but trust me, I can. And it's beautiful.

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

(I don't even know what to say, Adra. What to do to help. All I know is that you must live.)

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

(Hello?

Cold.)

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

Hi, Tia!-Zaf

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

Hey, Zaffy.

How is 2014?

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

4+ glasses of champagne and I feel funny.

I'm such a lightweight...

Anyways, how you doin'? ;)

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

2014 sucks. 2 hours to go.

I beat Dad in bowling and Mario Kart.

-Zaf

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

I don't think I've ever been beaten in a local racing game, and I'm not even that good.

So I'm guessing it's other people who are just bad at racing, but how and why?

Anyways, well done!

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

Good night!
I mean it.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year, Derek, and thanks for making this one so awesome :)
*is vaguely here*
*but severe msd-ness*

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

Happy New Year for me offcially! Like an hiur ago!

Hehehehehe

-Zaf

The Mothering Daze said...

I confess, I haven't yet read #8 or #9. Library fines, you know.. and I don't want to buy the American covers, which means greater time and expense ordering them from the UK. But I will get them SOON, and I am eager for the new book!

Also, I really wish you would tour in Oregon..

Also also, I would LOVE to be able to buy fan apparel. At least a t-shirt with Skulduggery on it. Any chance of this happening?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: *squeezes her hand back, smiling*

Elleni the Ghost said...

" NEW book"

That part got me so excited. :)
Happy New Year, Derek.
Happy New Year, everyone.
Happy New Year, me.
May all of you receive many blessings in 2015.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Happy New Year Ellie!)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello.)

Liliana: *she is sat on the throne, her legs dangling over the side*

Bethany: Liliana... We've made a decision.

Elleni the Ghost said...

Happy New Year Sillie :)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(Hello, Elleni.)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Hello Soph! *huggles*)


Sil2: one that concerns you and certain late night activities

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

(*hugs Silente back* Hello.)

Bethany: ... I think we'd prefer the company of each other rather than you.

Liliana: I see. And the other?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: the other issue is that just because we won't be sleeping over doesn't mean you're allowed a new pet.

Elleni the Ghost said...

Hi Sophia

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: And if I am not allowed, but acquire one anyway?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: then I'll do what has to be done.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: And what is that?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: Hopefully we won't have to find out.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: Are you wanting to kill me, Silente?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: No. I'm hoping I won't have to..

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: I rather doubt killing me is necessary, regardless of my actions.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: Good. Because I meant what I said about you being a friend..I dont want to kill you.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: I am your friend and yet you are wanting me to be alone?

Bethany: Don't try and make us feel guilty...

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: We'll still come over. Just..not for that.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: I see. I presume you are leaving now? I will not make you, it was just a question.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: *shrugs* I need to check on Amber.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: So yes, I think we're leaving... Portal, Silente?

Liliana: I see.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: *opens a portal*

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: *steps through the portal*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: Bye Lil. See you around.
*waves and steps through*

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Liliana: *sighs and crosses her legs*

Bethany: ... I'm rather glad.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: *smiles and kisses her gently*
Good..

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: *kisses her back* Are you?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: *nods* yes. I am. Thank you..

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: Good. *hugs her tightly*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: *hugs her tightly back*

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: I really do love you...

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: I love you too Beth..so much..

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: ... You're amazing.

Chione Asahina said...

(Good morning)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Morning Gem!)


Sil2: *smiles* so're you.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: I'm not...

Chione Asahina said...

Chi: *Stares at Blake's body*
I just...don't want to lose him...if I bury him I can never see him again... I don't want him to go...*kneels next to him*

Chione Asahina said...

(Hey Jaimie. I have lots of new Years resolutions to uphold this year. I will have to write them all down somewhere. I'm sure you will like some of them.)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: of course you are..


*walks back up to the twins after a sleepless night with two bottles*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(I'll like some of them? Interesting..)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Don't put too much pressure on yourself to keep to your resolutions, okay?)

Chione Asahina said...

(I will. I want to change my life around and my resolutions will be my reason to get up in the morning.)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(*hugs tightly* okay. But..just..Don't get upset if you don't meet every single one?)

Chione Asahina said...

(I won't because some are quite difficult)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Good. Thank you. *smiles* gonna tell us any of them?)

Chione Asahina said...

(I'm going to make a new blog, an anime blog. I'll post my anime drawings on it every week. That'll keep me busy for a while. I'm going to actually try and study. I'll make a study plan and stuff as well. I'm going to post on my fanfic blog at least once a week, I'm going to write in my diary every day, I'm going to work out every day (don't care about that one) I'm going to eat breakfast lunch and dinner every day if I can (Currently don't eat breakfast) I'm going to start watching what I'm eating (Went up 2 jean sizes in the last few months, maybe I'm just over-reacting...) It's also stuff as simple as Getting up, getting dressed, brushing my teeth and showering every day.)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Oh Yey I like your drawings! Or at least I like the ones I've seen.
Studying is important. *nods*
YEY MORE FANFIIIIIIIC!!!
Don't stress over the diary..sometimes you won't have things to write..
Work out every day? Does walking around the house count? XD
Yes! Three straight meals! Good. One less person to nag..
Dont worry about your weight too much. In winter you put on in summer you lose.
Getting up is good. Getting dressed too. And teeth and shower. *nods*
Well best of luck with them :)

Chione Asahina said...

(You got any Jai?)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: I'm not... Really, I'm not.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Me? Not really...Try lose weight. Hope to grow. Don't fail French. *shrugs* I don't like resolutions.. too much pressure.)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: yes you are

Chione Asahina said...

(I hope to grow too. I am one of the tallest females in my family though, which I like. And you said for me not to worry about weight?)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Well you don't need to worry about your weight.
But I'm a hypocrite when it comes to weight.
I generally despise my weight.
And height.
And general existence.)

Chione Asahina said...

(*Poke* Bad Jaimie)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(*pokes back* I'm not bad...just a hypocrite... when it comes to my weight...and appearance...)

SimpleGamer98 said...

(*poofs in* Hello. Good afternoon
*hugs Gem and Jai* Muhaha)

Itherael: So you would rather his body is left above ground, where it will rot? *looks down at her inquisitively*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(*hugs Adam back* hugging me?)

SimpleGamer98 said...

(Why not? ^^)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(*shrugs*)

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

Jai, you're perfect the way you are.

*hugs her tightly*

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

(Hello. I want to apologise for yesterday. Ugh, I said some awful things, I'm sure. I'm sorry if I offended you guys. And I'm sorry for driving Chloe away.

...)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Hey Kas. *hugs tightly back* and I disagree.)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: I'm not. I just... *sighs*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(You didn't drive her away Kas)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: *kisses her gently* we're both amazing..

Chione Asahina said...

Chi: But you can put that charm on him so he doesn't rot...right?

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: ... I'll go with that...

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: Good.
*smiles*
Love you Beth.

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: I love you, too. *kisses her*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: *kisses her back, pulling her close, smiling*

SimpleGamer98 said...

Itherael: I could, possibly.. but the rights of a burial make sure it won't break, if you don't do the rights, it'll ware off eventually...

Chione Asahina said...

Chi: Then when it runs out, do the charm again and then i'll bury him. *looks up at the angel*

Chione Asahina said...

(I'm going to study not guys. I was only going to study for an hour but my boyfriend here was complaining that he studied for 2 hours. So i'll be studying for 2 hours with an hour break because I have a lot to do in that break.)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Okay Gem :)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: *presses herself against her*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: *uses a little tongue in the kiss, keeping her close, one hand in her hair the other at the small of her. Back*

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: *smiles and starts to use her tongue also, wrapping her arms around her waist*

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: *shivers slightly and smiles, pulling away*
I should go get...the sword...

Inky Flame said...

(*realises its only been a day*
*must say this*
RHOS PLEASE DO NOT PHONE ME I SERIOUSLY HAVE A MASSIVE CASE OF TELOPHOBIA AND I LITERALLY HAVE A HUGE PANIC ATTACK ON THE PHONE SO JUST TEXT ME BECAUSE I HAVE ENOUGH TEXTS NOW TO TEXT
byii blogland)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Bye Chloe..)

Inky Flame said...

byii SIlll *huggles*
AND ALSO I THINK MY HEARING IS GOING BECAUSE I FIND IT HARD SOMETIMES TO UNDERSTAND WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Inky Flame said...

*Sil

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(*huggles Chloe* good luck in life!)

Inky Flame said...

(thanks
and its not like ive left forwever)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(I know but...still...I don't know when I'll see you next...)

Inky Flame said...

(you can still email me if you need to...
right, I seriously must go because im having palpitations over an English mock I have coming up)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Bye Chloe. Good luck in school and in life. *hugs tightly*)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Marry Poppins is rather vain..)

Commander Sophia Keating (N7 Operative and Council Spectre) said...

Bethany: Yes... You should.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Sil2: *nods, smiling*
Probably..

Star Inkbright said...

@Silente: Of course.

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

(See you around, Chloe.)

Zanida Laufeydottir Queen of Asgard (Zafira Kerias) said...

Zanida: Why is Zafira freaking out?

I know not, perhaps this mysterious China Sorrows threatened her life.

Zanida: Well Zafira's husband is with her, so she must be fighting with him.

I know nor care not.

Zafira: Why is it that everyone tries for my damn life?! I don't live in a Cradle!

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

(Changing picture. You might recognise this one.)

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

(Hello, Zaffy!

How are you?)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Vaguely here..

@ZafTC cause it's fun! ~Sil)

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

(Hey, Jaimie! How are you?)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(I'm not so bad. You?)

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

(I'm okay.

Still screwing up my life and having beyond annoying parents, but somehow okay.

*hugs Jai*

If you ever need to talk, don't hesitate, Jai. I'm here for you.)

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

(*urge to create yet another character intensifies*)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(I'm glad you're okay.
*hugs back*
I know :)

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

Darkness surrounds her, but doesn't dare touch her. It's the rain that touches her, washes her. And yet her hands, claws, remain red.

It's blood, isn't it?

She doesn't know if it's hers, or the other woman's, the one who she's leaning over, the one who her blood is pouring onto.

She's struggling to think, struggling to understand herself. Thunder roars all around her, startling her, and frightening lightning strikes a tree in front of her, toppling it towards her.

She barely has enough time to do anything but panic,but a lunge gets her to safety as the tree falls where she was moments ago, crushing the presumably dead woman.

The woman sits down and leans against the tree, pondering her next course of action.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Hm. Interesting.)

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

(I don't know where I'm going with this.

I may as well have had the woman be a vampire who bit Tanya and made her a vampire, making this an "origins" story.

Or it could be a new character. I just don't know.)

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

(*the dead woman)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(I like origins stories..they're cool..)

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

(I actually have an origins thing planned out for Tia and Tanya, but since I've never written it down, the details can change.)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Yeah..
Wanna rp a bit? Sil could use some help with Chi's twins...)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(That is if I don't disappear for food..)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(And if, you know, YOU don't disappear..)

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

(Sorry, I disappeared for food.

Sure!)

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

(Okay :)


*calls Tanya, pacing, jittery*
*almost sobs at the sound of the twins crying*

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

(Whoops!)

*answers phone*

Sil?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

Tanya! Thank the Lord please I need help. Chiones house. Please!
*sounds highly stressed*

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

Okay!

*uses her phone to locate Sil's phone, and walks towards it*

*sees a house and enters it*

*hears noises in one of the rooms*

*knocks on said room's door*

Sil?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*is gently bouncing Lira while Lucas wails*
Tanya help! They won't stop crying! I've fed them I've burped them I've change their nappies I've warmed them up I've cooled them down I've read to them it's not working!
*looks close to tears*
*not that she can cry*
*red brimmed eyes and messy hair*

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

*calmly walks into the room until she's by Sil's side, and gently hugs her*

*whispers* You've done good, Sil.

*moves some of Sil's hair so it doesn't get in her eyes*

Just tell me what to do.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*whispers*
Just make them stop crying..

*collapses in a chair, holding Lira close*
They want mum and dad. But dads dead and mums gone. They won't stop. I can't shut them up..

*draws her knees close, hugging Lira to her chest*

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

I-

*looks around the room, searching for salvation hidden from sight*

-don't know how.

*leans in to talk to Sil*

Chi will be back, right? Right?

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*whispers*
I don't know...sh-she wouldn't leave them...I. .she wouldn't..
*gets up, placing a crying Lira in her high chair*
*covers her ears, resting her forehead against the fridge*
*mutters about sewing their damn lips together*
*shakes head*
I need sleep spray..

Tanya Halcyon (Kas) said...

Here.

*hands Sil magically enhanced earmuffs*

I used to fly and there were always babies and I could never sleep, so I bought these... Put them on, Sil. Get some quiet. Then we can figure this out.

Jai (Silente Tempest - St Of Sinners) said...

*shakes head*
If I don't watch them anything could happen...I-I have to...if she Chi got back and they'd been hurt...
*rubs her neck, wincing at the bruising there*
Well, I won't have to worry about any noise then..

Chione Asahina said...

(Hello everyone! I am back)

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