I will return . . .

They only had tonight.  In the morning everything will have changed.

“Don’t go,” Ori’Ziya said. Standing there on top of the hill with Bayde, this moment had all the makings of a carefree, serene, scene. Instead it was overshadowed by what was to come.

The war had ended three months ago and the humans, who had enlisted the elves help in fighting off the trolls, were anxious to reevaluate their treaty They had seen the benefits, and if they could have access to Elven resources, they could be a more formidable force. After months of back and forth communication, the Elven King decided to send a convoy out to meet with the human leadership on their behalf. Bayde – having once been human before the magic that saved his life turned him into an elf- volunteered for the mission. Though he was still new to the King’s council, the mission would take Bayde away from his daughter, and so the request was heartily accepted.

Bayde reached for Ori’Ziya’s hands and placed a kiss on her forehead. He spoke softly to her.  “I know these people, and they know me. I’m the best qualified to assess the situation.”

She said nothing in return. Chin to her chest and eyes cast down, she was looking at her small fingers in his big hand. Ori’Ziya drew in a steadying breath. “And what will you do, Bayde, when your human life calls back to you? How do you think you’ll be treated when they discover that one of their best men did not die in the war but is now, somehow, an elf?”

Bayde didn’t have an answer to give that would soothe her mind. There were many days in which he still woke up confused as to how he was alive. He had sensory awareness and abilities he hadn’t had before. And these ears? Bayde was still trying to recognize the man he saw in the mirror.

He slipped an arm around her back and held her close. Ori’Ziya was careful of the spikes on his armor.

“I don’t know, Ori’Ziya,” he answered honestly. “You don’t trust them, I know. But I promise you that I will return.”

They stood there, quietly, together, each keeping their own thoughts, until the sunset.


BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: [Boss Style] Adam Hair
Collar: Gabriel – ::GB::Armour Gorget Collar Gold (gacha)
Pants: Gabriel – ::GB::Gladiator Pants Gold (gacha)
Shoes: Gabriel – ::GB::Gladiator Boots GOLD (gacha)
Belt: Gabriel – ::GB::Gladiator Belt Black
Cloak & Pauldrons: Noble Creations – [NC] Cloak & [NC] Pauldrons
Arm Band: [BODY FACTORY] Illusion Knife Bracelet (Brown) – overlayed with [BODY FACTORY] Illusion Bracelet (Black)
Tattoo: Taox Tattoo – Cillian

Outfit:
[LAB737] Nyota Shrug (snow) @ The Fantasy Gatcha Carnival (Until Sept 7)
[LAB737]  Nyota Armor Metal Rare @ The Fantasy Gatcha Carnival (Until Sept 7)
[LAB737] Nyota Chest Drape (snow) @ The Fantasy Gatcha Carnival (Until Sept 7)
[LAB737] Nyota Harness (snow)@ The Fantasy Gatcha Carnival (Until Sept 7)
[LAB737] Nyota Skirt (snow) RARE @ The Fantasy Gatcha Carnival (Until Sept 7)

boots: [Dolphin Design Mesh] Gothic Leather Boots
Hair: .Olive. the Delilah Hair *Merry Glitter
accessory : .Olive. the Glitter  Face Jewels

POSE:
RK Poses – Us @ Shiny Shabby (until Sept. 15th)
Drunk Panda Poses – By Your Side @ Pose Lover & Friends Event (until Aug. 28th)

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Are you in, or out?

It’s easy to be ‘all in’ with someone when everything around them is going good – you may even reap a benefit or two! What about when things are not going too well? Will you be ‘in’ then, or will you consider your options?

Generally, people will look and say, “things are not so bad, I’m in!” Knowing that the small problem the person is having will work itself out and they will be back to the high road in no time. Let’s take it to the next level. Someone is heading for a dive!  It’s dangerous, it’s scary and, honestly, you think the chances of them coming out of it are slim to none – are you going to be ‘all in’ then?

We all have hard times in our lives, but that’s when you need people and support the most.  If you stick with them I assure you that things will get better.  It may not be right away, and you could even get a few bumps and bruises along the way, but you know what? At the end, you’ll find the light in the dark.


Wearing :

Broderick ( Check out his blog: A Gentlemen’s Game )
Hair: *ARGRACE* SHUN – Ebony
Shirt: [Deadwool] Fletcher Tee – Olive
Shorts: [Deadwool] Bounty Shorts – antracite
Shoes: [ hoorenbeek ] Mesh Norfolk Shoes – Cream

Ryanna ( That’s me!)
Hair: Analog Dog – julieta – dark browns
Accessories: {Reverie} ‘Box of Charms’ – Upper East Side Bracellete
Shirt: TASHI Colleen @ Pose Lover & Friends {until August 28}
Shorts: TASHI Farrah @ Pose Lover & Friends {until August 28}

Set Design:
Chez Moi Bon Voyage Boat @ Tres Chic (until Sept. 10th)
Chez Moi Romantique Dinner
Chez Moi Floating Flower
DaD DESIGN “Sweet Dreams Modular Dock
{what next} Candle Jar String Lights (plain)
{what next} Floor Jar Lantern (plain)
.:revival:. bucket of candles white
~*GOD*~ Floating Lanterns – Red

POSES:
[evoLove] – St.Lawrence Night 1 @ The Laison Collaborative (until Aug. 30th)

I still have hope

There’s hope in front of me
There’s a light I still see it
There’s a hand still holding me
Even when I don’t believe it
I might be down but I’m not dead
There’s better days still up ahead
Even after all I’ve seen, there’s hope in front of me

-from “Hope in Front of Me” by Danny Gokey


Wearing:

Top: Asteria Creations – Emma Leather Fringe Vest – Tan
Pants: Blueberry / Tink / Rolled Cuff
Hair: Magika – 03 – Heartbeat

Pose: [EvoLove] – St Lawrence Night 3 @ The Liaison Collaborative {Until Aug 30}

Shot on location at: Green Story

Open Door . . .

A lot of times we sit around, waiting for opportunity to open a door for us to walk through. But, that’s the problem. We’re waiting and not doing anything to further our chances of opportunity happening.

Forget about what people may say, and how it may look.  Your opportunity is exactly that – yours.

It’s time to get moving and pack your bags.  When your door of opportunity opens, grab your bag and step through.


Dress: ::MirrorMirror::  [Wallflower] Limited Exclusive
Hair: little bones. Reina – The Brunette
Shoes: .:KC:. MINA
Tattoo: .::Nanika::. Bastet leg tattoo Black @ Tres Chic

Pose: [evoLove] – BonVoyage 1 @ Tres Chic

Shot on location at : Anarchist Keys

In the country

 

It had been a lazy day for the two of them – but it was the type of day that they needed – riding along the countryside on the back of his horse, Outlaw.  There was one problem: she was a city girl and riding in a saddle for hours was not something to which she was accustomed.

They were already started on the road back when he looked up at the sky. The day had been bright and sunny, but now there was a chill and scent of rain in the air. “We better head back, or we’ll be caught in it.”

There was a benefit to being behind him – he couldn’t easily see her smile. “Being caught out here on the mountain, with you, in the rain… Doesn’t sound so bad to me.”  She bit her bottom lip and grinned shyly at him from behind.

He gripped the reigns while he turned his head and flashed her a smirk before he kicked his heels into Outlaw. The horse spurted forward, causing her to clutch tightly to him as she squealed and laughed. She gripped him tighter with her thighs – just as he taught her – but still bounced behind him in the saddle as the horse traveled down the trail.

‘Not enjoying that at all…. No….,’ he thought, knowing full well he was lying to himself.

Once they reached the barn he dismounted and grabbed the reigns, walking Outlaw and his lady the rest of the way. His truck had stalled earlier – right in the middle – and now he had to carefully lead his horse around the small space.

Getting Outlaw in the proper place, he then helped his lady off the back of the horse. She placed her hands on his shoulders and slide down his front until her feet touched the ground. He caught his breath and then growled at the way her clothes moved and the feel of her body against his. “ Damn, you feel good,” he exhaled.

She grinned, and then had back a whine of disappointment when he let her go and proceeded to the bar area. Without his weight, her legs felt unsteady and she pursed her lips together as she leaned against a stable post.

Walking back, he saw how she was standing and asked, “Feeling okay?”  He frowned and handed her a cup.

She giggled a bit as she shook her head and took the drink. “Yes… I’m fine. I think I need to learn to walk again though.”

His free hand went around her waist, “Well, let’s sit you on the back of the truck for a min….”  He was cut short as his Lady began to drop down. Her knees wobbly, but he caught her. The hand around her waist quickly pulled her closer and securely. Consequently the contents of her cup spilled all over the front his shirt.

Looking at him, now. with wide-eyes she checked his expression before bursting out in a laugh. He rolled his eyes and momentarily sat down his cup before he picked her up, threw her over his shoulder, and spanked her ass. She squealed and tried swatting his as well, but had a tougher time reaching as she was partially shaken around by his stride.

He plopped her down on the side of the truck, and put his cup on the bed. “Can you manage sitting there okay, ma’am?” He asked, slowly taking some steps back. Holding his hands out to be sure of her balance. She gave him a reassuring nod and walked away, back to her as he worked on taking off his wet shirt.

She pulled up her knees and dangled her half empty cup from her finger tips, watching him undress. The drink was spilled by accident, that’s what she would say, even if it wasn’t true.  Once he was done, she handed him her cup. ” I likely don’t need this now.”

“Oh?  Why’s that?  Need your hands free for something in particular?” He had felt her gaze on him the entire time, but remained casual; relaxed. His stride calm and collected as he walked back to her and draped the wet shirt on one side of her. He took her cup and set it aside, reaching for his hat.  His lips twitched to a smirk as he placed it on his head.

“Oddest feeling… Like hands are all over me, yet there aren’t any.”  He turned his head to his left, looking at her out of the corner of his eyes.

“Just the caress of the wind . . .” said as she tried to play it off and looked away from him.  She took a bit of straw and stuck it between her lips.  She chewed on that for a moment, turning over the thoughts in her head, before she spoke again.  “Might be a while before your shirt is dry.”

He turned around now, grabbing her jean clad ass in his hands and squeezed hard, yanking her towards him.  “I don’t know if I can stand yet,” she said in playful protest.

“Who said I wanted you to be able to walk?”  His mouth was parted and he tilted his head, brushing his lips across hers.  He didn’t kiss her yet, but he kept teasing her with his lips and his shallow breaths. Her arms went around his neck as she pushed up from the side of the truck. Having space now, instinctively his hand swung back and smacked and grabbed her ass as he walked them around to the tailgate.  He turned and  sat on the edge while she had a knee on either side of him.

Their eyes were locked. The air charging with sexual energy as he scooted to the back of the truck, her crawling slowly after him. Cat-like. He swore she even purred. “There’s a saying out here in the country . . .”  He started to say.

The peripherals of his vision caught the sway of her hips and the dip of her shoulders as he continued to look her straight in her eyes. She reached his chest, and leaned to lick him, but didn’t . . Just let him feel her warm breath as her face traveled up towards his ear where she whispered, “Tell me…. Tell me what it is.”

His fingers dug in and scraped upwards into her thighs, making their way to her shorts. He latched his fingers into the waist, gripping them firmly in his palms. He tilted his head opposite hers, turned his face closer, and dragged his bottom teeth across her neck until he couldn’t anymore, at which he closed his mouth over her skin, sucking lightly.  Then he replied, “Save a horse…… Ride a cowboy.”

With that, he yanked at her jean shorts, ripping them…

 


Wearing

Broderick ( Check out his blog: A Gentlemen’s Game )

Hair: *ARGRACE* SHUN – Ebony
Necklace: Gabriel – ::GB::Angel wings necklace( Male) / Silver
Belt Buckle: Tam – Belt Buckle – God Bless America – Oval
Pants: Legal Insanity – Lucious baggy plain old jeans
Cuffs: [ hoorenbeek ] Leather Cuff – Men
Boots: [ hoorenbeek ] Mesh Military Boots – Men

Ryanna ( That’s me!)

Top: Blueberry – Knotted Tops /Bra/ – Maitreya – Sky
Shorts: Blueberry – Ripped Denim Shorts – Belted
Hair: *ARGRACE* Cowboy Hat / MINAMI – Coppers
Shoes: *LpD* – *OldBoy* Boots Black (Unisex)

Poses:

Picture 1: {:Q: Poses – Couple Horse Pose Set 3 @ Pose Lover & Friends (this round ends August 28th)
Picture 2: Serendipity: in a safe place… @ Pose Lover & Friends
(Broderick): {.:exposeur:.} Cowboy Up (Out of business)
Picture 3:  +Mouni Poses+ Exclusive for Pose Lover & Friends Couple Pose 2 @ Pose Lover & Friends (this round ends August 28th)

 

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Road to Nowhere

 

“ . . . merrily on our way to nowhere in particular. . . .
merrily on our way where the roads are perpendicular . . .”

 

I took a trip to Nowhere
There was nothing waiting for me

No stress
No worries
No obligations

I had nothing
I was nowhere
And that was fine by me


Wearing

Broderick ( Check out his blog: A Gentlemen’s Game )
Shirt: [Deadwool] Hugo shirt – black
Pants: [Deadwool] The Dandy – formal trousers -black (w/ belt)
Jacket: [Deadwool] The Dandy – formal jacket – red

Ryanna ( That’s me!)
Bottoms: .::KL Couture::.  Dover II skirt (beige) materials @ ReVamped August
Top: ISON – lace crop top (black)
Hair: little bones.  Reina – The Brunette
Accessories: .::AnVeay::. Golden butterfly [glasses, phone, earrings] @ Pose Lover & Friends

Pose: .::AnVeay::.  Phone pose 2 RARE @ Pose Lover & Friends
Baxe Just Walk Male Poses – 8 @ Pose Lover & Friends

Shot on location at: Khaled

Red String . . .

 

Legend has it that when you are born the gods tie one end of red ribbon around your pinky and the end of it to another person.  This is the person you are destined to meet. Your souls are bound and, no matter where you are, or the roads that are taken, you will always feel the tug towards them. Then, one day, Fate will bring you together . . .

 


Wearing:

Broderick ( Check out his blog: A Gentlemen’s Game )
Shirt: [Deadwool] Hugo shirt – white
Pants: [Deadwool] The Dandy – formal trousers -white (w/ belt)
Shoes:  REDGRAVE Blake Loafers – White Cracked
Hair: Exile High & Dry

Ryanna ( That’s me!)
Outfit: * TentatioN * Dress – @ Pose Lover and Friends event
Hair: *ARGRACE* Saki – Dark Brown
Shoes: Glamistry : ERANTHIS Heels

Stockholm&Lima: Red String Of Fate @ The Men’s Department

pose: Serendipity – Addicted to you @ Pose Lover and Friends event

Set: Rose Petals: Adi’s Stuff – Free mesh Floating Rose Petals

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