She Moved Thru' The Fair...You were absolutely beautiful.
I couldn't believe the richness of your hair against the cream of your gown. Snowy lace frothed at your throat and elbows like sea foam. Your sunset hair curled softly and trailed against your neck and down your back, crowned by a ring of white lilies. You smiled at all of your guests, looking like the happiest woman in the world. Your eyes met mine as I stood at the alter. You asked me, Am I doing the right thing?
My heart ached to tell you this as I winked at you, saying, Does this feel right? with only a look. Your rosy lips quirked, holding back a grin that would be unseemly for a bride. Yes, this feels right, you told me with your eyes.
That was good enough for me. Your groom stood beside me, nearly bursting from happiness. We'd met him together that day, years ago. Do you remember? We laughed when he'd first tried to tell you how much he liked you, and only later did I feel the shock as you told me that you found him sweet. You went to the spring da
Akatsuki-no-SheffuChp.1: A New Adventure Begins
It was a deceptively peaceful-looking house. Three stories plus a tower, attic, and doubtlessly a basement, all done in a neat eggshell white. What could possibly be categorized as a front garden was filled with tall, dark green plants and vines that seemed to move all on their own.
The girl standing before it all gulped, self-consciously running fingers through her hair. She'd taken on plenty of challenges in her fifteen years of life, but this was just ridiculous. How was she going to feed nine (doubtlessly starving) working men all on her little lonesome? HOW? She gulped and squared her bony shoulders, toes curling in her ratty sneakers. She shuffled up the front walk, a number of the lethal-looking plants looming over her head.
She eyed the plain white door and chose to press the button on the intercom beside it. It crackled with static before a dry, rattling voice growled, WHAT?
Ah, ano... this is Mitsuru Nakata? I have a job intervi
Saint Francis Says HelloDear ladies and gentlemen:
At around 8:30 pm on September 1st 2008, I heard a disturbance. Actually, my entire family heard the disturbance: a high-pitched sort of keening meow coming from our backyard. There were a few curses, some swearing as someone went to get the water-gun while the dogs went crazy. We thought a coyote had gotten into a nest of kittens or a cat or something. And I grabbed our flashlights and went outside. What I saw next made my heart ache:
A kitten drowning in the pool.
The poor thing was stuck against the highest side of our pool and the pool-cover. I immediately opened the gate and ran, crying, Its okay Ill get your baby! to the mama cat crouching anxiously nearby. She immediately vanished. I cant forget the poor woman as she crouched in silent horror by the pool, her baby screaming while he drowned a mere foot below her. Maybe she knew it was going to be all right, or maybe I had just scared the bejesus out of her. I immediately r