Apologies...?The steam rose up and filled the room, hazing its features to a silvery blur in the candlelight. It swirled around everything, rising the temperature as it rolled.
He closed his eyes and basked in the feeling of the warm mist against his head and arms and the hot water that soaked the rest of his body. Nothing ever felt so good after a day of training. He didnt have to think about anything, didnt have to keep his alert, though he retained some measure of it, as always, and just relax for once. It was a luxury he had never had in the under-city and he never got tired of it.
It was starting to approach nightfall as Avarie finally decided hed had enough. He was half dressed and drying his hair when, outside the washroom, a knock sounded on his bedroom door.
My lord, a servant called, someone here to see you. Probably Aelorien, he thought.
Send them in, he called back, Ill be done in a moment.
Yes, my lord.
Standing in the Crowd.You stand there straight and tell us again
What we've done and how wrong we've been;
You pound these words into our heads
To "warn" us of the ground we tread
Well, we've now got something for you
To show you the wrong it is you do;
Through a river of blood, we break away;
It's far past time we siezed our day
We are rising,
Swords in hand,
And we won't fall
Til does your last still standing man
We are rising
From the dirt
And we're denying
The result of your hard work
We are rising,
Standing in the crowd,
We are Rebels
And this time we won't be brought down.
I am rising,
Standing in the crowd
I am strong
And you know you won't drag me down
Fools Believe in LoveThings haven't been so good for the longest time
Until you came into my life, and took over my mind;
My thoughts were yours, my world was yours
But you would never be mine
My scars seemed to fade
With that smile on my face;
All things aside, none of them lies,
You still left me, anyway
In your arms, I felt alive,
If, no matter what else, with you I'd survive
And you took that away, in just one short day;
Now I live through the blur of tears in my eyes
Everyone saw it, whether or not I called them my friends;
Finally I had something that life couldn't rend,
And just when I'm the happiest I've ever been,
You're telling me I'll never see you again.
The kiss of a rebelShe was to the point of trembling now. The city spanned out beneath her feet and the wind whipped a slight chill around her body. She caught herself looking over her shoulder again.
Im still here, she heard his voice laughing lightly in her ear and felt the warmth on the back of her neck. Keep going, were almost there. She took another shaky step down the ledge and felt his hands close around her waist, steadying her shaking nerves, but speeding up her heartbeat.
They had circled half the building like this, and when they were on the side opposite the rest of the city, he pulled her back to where a part of the ledge drew in a little bit and formed a balcony against the building. It overlooked the huge forest around that side, and they were so high, she could see where the trees parted and follow the course of every river in the area.
She turned to face him, blushing a little more as she realized he had kept his hands on her waist. He could see it in
Right or wrong?
You must stand strong.
Hide it all.
A distant blur.
Racing and war.
You cannot fail.
Open for pain.
A long, hard strain.
Will not bend.
Comes to an end.