•{ I love you, or whatever . . .

I sat at the kitchen table with my face buried in my hands, trying to hold back the tears in my eyes today. My voice was stronger than I felt, but even it was riddled with breaks. “I’ll send word. Every three days.” I said between my hands. “That’s what he said. He promised me. Every three days.”

The gentle touch of a small hand settled down on my shoulder. “You knew that was an impossible promise to make. Consider where he went.” The words were probably suppose to be comforting, but it only added anger to the rest of what I was feeling.

I huffed in frustration as I slammed my fist upon the table and stood up, knocking my chair and my mother, back from me. “He promised me!” I shouted at her. Pain escaping through my eyes as tears now that I had nothing to hold them back. “He promised!”

I ran from the kitchen. My feet pounded loudly on the stairs as I went up to his bedroom. The dog looked up from his spot on the floor as I ran into the room. Ever since my bother left for the War, Hawk had been staying in the room. I guess he missed him too.

I went to the window and looked out across the distance. From this vantage point I had a clear view of anyone approaching the house and, for maybe the hundredth time, I wished I’d see my brother striding up the path with his bag over his shoulder. He had been gone a few months now and every few days I’d get a letter. Fifteen days ago those letters stopped. Then mamma got a call: “We’ve lost contact with your son”, that’s what it said. We didn’t know if he was alive or dead. All we knew was that he was missing.

The way the phone dropped out of mamma’s hand; the look on her face, the world had shattered for her right then. I guess it did for me too.

I’m not sure which is worst: knowing someone is dead, or knowing that they’re missing in hostile territory. At least the last leaves room for hope.

I pulled out the last letter I received from him. He told me to keep smiling and keeping my chin up. I’m trying. I’m trying so hard. “I love you or whatever.” That was always how he ended his letters.

Just come home, brother. Alive. I love you, or, whatever. . .

(dedicated to my ‘brother’ . . . missing overseas)


Wearing:
Outfit: {B&S} Cayleigh – Red @ InspirationSL
Tights: REIGN.- Sheer Stockings (Maitreya-High)
Hair: +elua+ Lakia @ PocketGatcha

Set Design:
Apple Fall Milton Curtains
Apple Fall Victorian Radiator
[ zerkalo ] Dreamers corner – Suitcase
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult
:[The.Plastik]::– Trianne Planter The Arcade {Until Sept. 30th}

• The following items are from ..::THOR::..  The Summer Is Gone  and available with PocketGatcha
..::THOR::.. 3- The Vintage Radio
..::THOR::.. 2- The Vintage Nightstand
..::THOR::.. 13- The Old Rug
..::THOR::.. The DIY Bed – RARE
..::THOR::.. 10- The Old Books
..::THOR::.. 4- The Stacked Blankets
..::THOR::..11-The Travel Memories

 

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•{ Sewn together . . .

Though things may look sewn together
they could actually be falling apart.

We’re all capable of constructing beautiful lies . . .


Scene Design:
• The following items are from TRIIN and available with PocketGatcha

TRIIN – mailtube
TRIIN – Old Metal Chair
TRIIN – Rug1
TRIIN – Wall Board
TRIIN – sewing table – ULTRA RARE

• The following items are from Serenity Style and available with PocketGatcha

Serenity Style– Janice Vintage Wall Telephone RARE
Serenity Style- Janire Vintage Radio
Serenity Style- Janire Vintage Sideboard


{RW} Fabric Bolt – Blue
{RW}Fabric Wall Rack – Laces
{RW}Fabric Roll (Green/Purple)

[PM]Pixel Mode – The Sewing Corner – Basket
[PM]Pixel Mode– The Sewing Corner – Pin Cushion
[PM]Pixel Mode– The Sewing Corner – Thread Organizer
[PM]Pixel Mode– The Sewing Corner – Fabric Piece

+Half-Deer+ Fairy Curtain – Tied
*AF* Book Stack
[Ginger Line] Tailor Mannequin
Soy. Papers – spread [A]

Pose: BellePoses – Amy @ Somber

•{ Dueling Pianos . . .

It’s after hours and the lights are low
The buzz beings at the end of the show

The stage is set for the war of the keys
Everybody’s waiting so eagerly

Soon the drummer will ratta-tat-tat out the beat
Waiting for its accompanying treat

Let’s see who’s the better: your song or mine
It’s Dueling Pianos, our after hours game
Here we go, only this time it’s not the same.


Scene Design:
The following items are from KraftWork and available with PocketGatcha, starting Sept. 15th

2 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Piano
2 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Piano Chair
3 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Drum Set
4 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Ashtray
8 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Bass Case
9 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Rustic Frames 1
10 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Rustic Frames 2
11 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Simple Chair
12 KraftWork Shotgun Jazz Club Simple Table


[CYN] Victorian Station Clock w/shadow
.Reckless. – Shot Glass 7

 

•{ Pearls and Ivories . . .

Let’s see those fingers dance
Now you’ve got your chance

Play a song for me
Make it about Pearls and Ivories . . .


Wearing:
Outfit: [Kenny Roland] SANDRA DRESS -RUBY- @ Ultra { Opening Sept. 15th }
Hair: TRUTH HAIR – September VIP Gift

Accessories:
Astralia – Kitty chain ring
Maitreya Vintage Pearl Necklace
EarthStones Diamond Tennis Bracelet

Pose: :LW: Poses – Be Kind @ Exclusive for the XXX Event { Opening Sept. 15th }

•{ I got your letter . . .

I got your letter
at a half past eight
Funny, the mail doesn’t come this late.

Opened it up
I’m spilling petals on the floor
the words, they read, “When can I see you once more?”

Staring out the window
looking for a sign
Hold up
step back
let the scene rewind

Petals on the floor
Now I’m looking at the door
Wait.
the mail doesn’t come this late


Set Design
The following items from :[The.Plastik]:: can be found at The Arcade {Until Sept. 30th}
:[P]:- Epla Set
:[P]:- Hunycomb Decor
:[P]:- Cheve Planter
:[P]:- Trite Mirror
:[P]:- Gilla Decor
:[P]:- Grid Planter RARE
:[P]:- Desic Beanbag
:[P]:- Steps Planter
:[P]:- Koza Table

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:[The.Plastik]::– Plura Lantern:// Rose FPB

09 Fancy Decor: Letter and Rose Petals

{anc}  garden. rose 6Li. RARE (old gatcha)

Apple Fall – Throw Cloth – Blue Gingham
Apple Fall – Handbag & Scarf
Apple Fall – Clawfoot Height-Adjusting Table
Apple Fall – Magazine Files
Apple Fall – Coffee & Muffin

hive // her own fairytale rug [white]

Apple Fall – Paris Loft Skybox RARE

•{ Feeling the change . . .

Sunrise was right around the corner. The dark sky had already turned gray with the promise of a bright day trying to break through the clouds. I had been up for hours, but now that it was light enough to see, I ventured out and sat down in the grass and flowers. It was peaceful out here, quiet.

Over the past week I’d been feeling restless and unsettled, but most importantly I’d been feeling a shift. I don’t know if I’m prepared, but whether I am or not, it’s happening.

Autumn waits around the corner. The season of change.

“Something has changed within me. Something is not the same. I’m through with playing by the rules of someone else’s game. Too late for second-guessing. Too late to go back to sleep. It’s time to trust my instincts, close my eyes and leap . . . “ Defying Gravity – Wicked


Wearing:
Outfit: ::Una: : Lana @ The Liaison Collaborative { Until Sept. 30th }
Hair: Exile: Break the Rules @ Collabor88 { Until Oct. 6th }
Accessories: GizzA – “Lisa” Choker

Shot on location at: DHB TRAIN STATION

•{ Candy kisses . . .

“Dreams taste like cotton candy . . . “ unknown

I have no words to give
but there’s sugar here upon my lips

A taste so sweet to your delight
the rush is bliss.
Come take a kiss

Wait!

Why don’t you fight it?
Too much sugar can be toxic . . .


Wearing:
Outfit: ::Una: Magical Candy Girl @ We ❤ RP ( September )
Outfit: . H A T E R S . Vision *Black* @ NEW at the Mainstore
Hair: TRUTH HAIR –  Zoya

Pose: BellePoses – Swing Freya  @ Exclusive – The Fantasy Collective 

Set:
*MadPea Round Lollipop
*MadPea Caramel Candy
:[The.Plastik]:: Lace Cupcake
:[The.Plastik]:: – Raspberry Cupcake