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Demons and Angels - Epilogue (Updated)
This account takes place three months after the events of Demons and Angels.


I lay on my bed in my room, staring up at the ceiling. It's been about three months since my beating. Since then, my ribs have completely healed, besides some soreness now and again. Unfortunately, my hand is still healing and I can't really do much with it. They say it'll take another month or two to heal completely. Great.
We filed a police report and the thugs were caught. They were released after just two months of a supposed eight month sentence. We have a restraining order against them though, so they can't hurt me anymore. After the band found out about what they were doing, I don't think that thought will cross their minds again. If they value their lives, that is.
So it's been pretty good, all things considered. A lot of the band members visit me often, so I'm not usually alone...
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. After that day, my drum major and I have started going out. It's been a whole th
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Literature
Endure and Survive
Some nights, even though he would never admit it, Joel cries in his sleep. Sometimes it's just a few tears and a pained groan, but other times, it's body-wracking sobs and anguished screams and moans of her name. On nights like that, it's all Ellie can do to wrap her small arms around him and whisper comforting words in his ear until he finally falls back asleep.
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However, some nights, it's the opposite. Sometimes, Ellie will awake in a sobbing panic and screaming either, "Riley!" or "Mom!". Joel just holds her until she falls asleep, or sometimes even the whole night.
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"There we go, you're doin fine."
Joel was currently teaching Ellie how to swim in a stream located near the dam. He was waist deep in the water while Ellie was swimming a few clumsy circles around him. She looked up at him, searching for approval as she stood. He nodded and walk
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Literature
Words Unspoken
I'm afraid to tell you anything. I'm scared you'll just think I'm lying because I don't want you to date. Well, I guess I'll tell you now. He scares the living crap out of me. I know you've noticed the scars and the bruises. Don't you dare lie to me. I KNOW you've noticed. The way I stiffen up whenever he's near me, the way I flinch whenever he pops open another beer. You're not that stupid surely! Remember when I tried to tell you that one time. You slapped me. You never apologized, mama! NEVER!


Tears streamed down my face as I wrote the note. Taking a swig out of the bottle I stole, I continued.
I just want to know, why don't you believe me? Do you really think I'm that selfish to destroy your happiness like that? How can you even be happy knowing that the man you supposedly "love" is beating your kid?! HOW?! No, in case you're wondering, he's never done "that", but he's done worse. He's broken my spirit. I never smile anymore. People in the band have started to no
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Literature
Pale
Where am I?


I can barely think straight. The pain is almost unbearable. It's dark all around me, so I can't see a thing even though my eyes are open.
Claire?!


Dear gods, what happened to her?


I hear a few voices around me, but I can't seem to remember who they are. They all sound extremely familiar. Why can't I remember? I barely even remember what happened. All I know is that we were ambushed and...something. Geez, I don't remember at all. Maybe if I concentrate...
Is she gonna be okay?
I...I don't know.


You don't know?!
I'm sorry...


Claire!


Wait, I remember one of the voices now. It's, what was his name? Oh! Right! Lieutenant Amodar. Okay, everything's coming together now. We were on a mission when some creatures ambushed us. I got caught off guard and one of them got me. That explains all the pain. But, it doesn't explain the other voice. It sounds like a girl, but not just
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Details-1
Band Director-King
Drum Majors-Generals
Section Leaders-Sergeants
Flutes-Healing Mages*
Clarinets-Archers
Saxophones-Medics*
Low Reeds-War Mages
Trumpets-Light Armored Fighters
French Horn-Light Armored Fighters
Trombones-Warriors**
Baritones-Warriors**
Tubas-Castle Defenses***
Percussion-Calvary
*Differences between "Flutes", "Saxophones" and "Low Reeds": "Flutes"-Heal others in the field using magic. Each "Flute" is assigned to a warrior. These "Flute"/Warrior pairs train, eat, and sleep in the same dorms together. The "Flute's" job is to heal the warrior when needed, and the Warrior's is to protect the "Flute"****.
"Saxophone"-Unlike the "Flutes", the "Saxophones" stay out of combat altogether. They stay at the castle while the others are out fighting. Also, besides magic, they use apothecary techniques to heal the wounded brought back from combat.
"Low Reeds"- Unlike the "Flutes" and "Saxophones", the "Low Reeds" employ a variety of magic to not only defeat the enemy, but also to p
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Literature
Vow
I trudge through the rain, the water mixing with my blood and running down my face. It didn't matter anymore. It didn't hurt. The only thing that really hurts me right now, is the thought of your face when I get home. As if being out this late wasn't bad enough, I can already see the look of pain on your face when you see my injuries. They don't matter to me though. I did it all for you, and we both know I've been through worse. Oh, wait, that's right. I hid all that from you. Oops.
I sigh and continue through the rain with a slight limp. Finally, I get to our front door, slide the key in, and open the door as slowly and quietly as humanly possible, praying to every God I knew of and even a few I made up on the spot that you wouldn't wake up, that I could just dress my wounds and crawl into bed.
Man, am I stupid.
Of course, as soon as I turn around, I see you standing there. Your arms are crossed over your chest, and I'm not even daring to look at your face. We stand there for the long
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Literature
Demons and Angels - Epilogue
This account takes place three months after the events of Demons and Angels.


I lay on my bed in my room, staring up at the ceiling. It's been about three months since my beating. Since then, my ribs have completely healed, besides some soreness now and again. Unfortunately, my hand is still healing and I can't really do much with it. They say it'll take another month or two to heal completely. Great.
We filed a police report and the thugs were caught. They were released after just two months of a supposed eight month sentence. We have a restraining order against them though, so they can't hurt me anymore. After the band found out about what they were doing, I don't think that thought will cross their minds again. If they value their lives, that is.
So, all in all, it's been pretty good, all things considered. A lot of the band members visit me often, so I'm not usually alone...
Oh yeah, I almost forgot. After that day, my drum major and I have started going out. It's be
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Literature
Demons and Angels
Ow...
Man, this hurts.
A fist makes contact with my gut, sending me to the ground. I fall hard on the concrete and my head makes a kind of cracking sound. They start stomping my chest and stomach. It takes all I have not to cry out.
Oww.
I feel a rib crack as a boot makes contact with my side. The pain is so strong and it's harder to breathe, but I squeeze my eyes shut and bite my lip so hard I taste blood to keep from crying out. I'm not giving these fools the satisfaction.
I try to protect my abused ribs from them, but one of them pries my arm away and holds it against the sidewalk while the other one stomps my hand until I'm almost completely sure it's broken. I open my mouth in a silent scream, but I swear I won't make a sound.
OW!
I hear the crowd. Laughing, yelling demeaning insults and curses. Why, why won't they help me?
OWW!
I grab my wounded hand and roll over to protect it. They focus on stomping my back now.
Blood is trickling out of my nose and mouth, and I'm pretty sure I
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Never Mine.
I watch from behind the tree. You're slow dancing together on the beach, your head on his shoulder and his face in your hair. I can feel my heart breaking with every second. My God, I feel like my chest is being ripped apart. He pulls away, you look at him confused. I can see his mouth moving, but what's he saying?
He gets down on one knee.
No...
He reaches into his pocket.
No.
You gasp, tears running down your cheeks as he pulls out a black velvet box.
NO!
I turn away as you nod. I run. Run as far away from there as possible. I sink down in front of a tree and sob. Why? Why?! Why didn't I get the guts to ask you first? I love you more than life itself, but I was too stupid and cowardly. I lost you. Maybe, I could...
"NO!!!" I yell, punching the tree. I will not be an idiot just because I was too weak to get you when I had the chance. I will always be here for you, and that fool better take good care of you.
I'll always watch over you, but at the same time, keep my distance. Because le
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Band Camp.
Everyday, my muscles ache. My skin burns, and my shirt is drenched. Every night, my bed calls to me even sweeter than the last. My dreams (if I have any) are nice and peaceful. Each morning, it gets just a little bit harder to wake up. My feet feel like lead as I drag myself out the door.
Everyday, I'm at peace for the entire break. There's nothing but laughter and joy as I chill with both the freshmen and long-time friends. Every night, I look into the proud face of our band director (father) as he looks at us (his children) after our final run-through. I'm filled with knowledge that he loves us and wants nothing but the best for us and from us. Every morning, I'm greeted with love and joy. I get hellos and the occasional hug from my family.
This is band camp. 
The strangest mix of Heaven and Hell I will ever experience.
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Literature
Ha!
Ha!
You know,
You're really funny to me right now.
As you hurl your taunts,
Lies,
INSULTS!
Ha!!
You really think
This will hurt me?!
Haha!!
You're stupider than you look!!
Ha!
This crap can't hurt me any more!
So unoriginal.
Pathetic,
MOronic,
INSignificant,
FOOLISH!!
HAHAHAHAHA!!!
Hahaha!!!
If you're going
To "taunt" me,
At least come up
With something original
You stupid,
Incompetent,
COward,
TRASH!!
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
HAHAHAHAHA!!!
Like I haven't heard that
before.
Those "insults"
That you intended to cut my flesh like steel,
I laugh them away.
And pay no heed
As my blood drips s l o w l y
To the ground.
Ha!
Ha!
They bounce off me...
Most of them
At least...
I grin wickedly...
Laugh maniacally...
Watch my own blood flow
As I call you a barrage of names.
Ha.
Ha.
My grin never fades.
I love watching the crimson
As it runs down from your petty
"Teasing".
Hehe.
Ha?
You looked shocked.
Why?
You try to stop the bleeding.
Why??
You tell me you're sorry...
SORRY?!?!
ALL THIS TIME? 
AND N
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Letter
Dear beloved,
I'm sorry. Let me clarify, I'm sorry I'm not here to protect you anymore. I'm not sorry for what I did, truth be told I'd do it again and again and again if I had the chance. I know I'll see you again, so don't fret about that, my dear. Don't think of it in terms of, "I should have stopped you. It should be me lying in the ground," because truthfully, I wouldn't have given you the chance. Well, really, I'd already be with you again if that were the case. Either way, I'd still be gone.
I kinda like it here. I miss you with all my heart, but I'm content to wait here for the day I'm reunited with you. However, that doesn't mean I want you to rush that day. Take care of yourself, and don't be too rash, that would only break my heart more.
I know you miss me, and believe me when I say the feeling is not only returned, it's also amplified. My dear, just remember, if you ever get scared, I'm always right there. Remember when we always joked about me being the "Guardian Angel" of
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Hey guys!

So, a couple things have been going on lately, and I figured I'd just go ahead and give a quick rundown.

  • I turned 16 last Tuesday! Because of this, I've moved up a division in the SCA youth combat program. Those of you who are familiar with youth combat know that I am now in Dragon division and you know what that entails. Those who don't know, I'll explain: Basically, I go from wrapping rattan in a pool noodle and hitting people with it, to NOT wrapping rattan in a pool noodle and hitting people with it.
  • Yesterday was my first day in the new division. This resulted in a particularly nasty bruise on my left side right above my hip, a lighter one on my left forearm and a few on my rear from what's known as an "ass-wrap" (that one hurt like hell). The craziest thing though is that the bruises on my butt are not NEARLY as bad as the one on my side, but my butt hurt the most! Where is the logic in this.
  • Two weeks ago, I went into a mental hospital for five and a half days for depression. They put me on anti-anxiety/depression meds and it seems to be working fairly well.
That's all I can really think of, well, bye.

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Hello everyone. I'm a teenager who lives in the states. I can be very cold and distant, but that comes from years of bullying. Once I trust you; however, I'm usually very open and will stick with you until the end. Unless, of course, you betray me...

Anyways, I'm a trombone player in my high school marching band, and I wouldn't trade it or my band family for the world :). I'm an AP student as well, and usually get top scores in my classes.

I love my family and friends very much and am extremely devoted to them.

Also, whenever I see something/someone ;) that I think is beautiful beyond all measure of the human mind and soul, I can get quite poetic (See, I did it just now, kinda).

Oh, I'm like, completely addicted to the iPhone game Clash of Clans. Just thought I'd mention that.

I've been a youth fighter in the SCA for almost a full year now. My mentor is like a father to me and he is teaching me self-defense. It's extremely painful some days, but I always get right back up and give it another go because I know he's just trying to protect me.

Finally, if you ever want to talk to me or just need someone to listen, just message me. I'll be here :hug:.
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acurmudgeon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
Happy birthday buddy!  :cake:  I see that you haven't been on here in a long time.  I hope you are doing ok.
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Thanks for reading and for faving my work! I really appreciate it 

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Thank you for the recent favorite. :skull:
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Thanks for the fave!
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Not a problem :iconllamacancanplz:
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Happy birthday!  :cake:  llama cancan 
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Thank you :D :iconllamacancanplz:
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You're welcome.  LOL
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Thanks so much for faving :)
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