•{ Outside, at the bench . . .

It was an upscale party. A friend – and the hostess – had invited her because they had been worried she was spending too much time alone. Though a party was not her usual forté she agreed, if only to get the friend off her back.

From the house steps she could already hear the revelry from inside. She took a breath, adjusted her dress, and entered. Inside people were laughing and a general feeling of good cheer was in the air. Though that was all on the surface. All the conversations she engaged in and heard felt the same. Everyone was focused on themselves and the want to be more interesting then the next person.

When the opportunity came she politely excused herself and went outside. There was a small park across the street and that’s where she went. She only needed to recharge before going back inside and a decent reason to leave the party early.

A few short moments later there were approaching footsteps followed by a man’s voice. “I can see why you came outside,” the man started to say, “Nature isn’t pretending to be something it’s not.”

She recognized him from the party. He had been discussing market shares and stocks to a selection of avid listeners. She had not been one of them.

“Is that why you’re here?” She gave him a questioning look. “Tired of pretending?”

He shrugged and leaned against the bench where she sat. “Could say the same of you.”

Only a hint of annoyance wore on her face. Why was he here? Obviously she came to be alone, otherwise she would have stayed at the party. She had to look up slightly now if she wanted to talk to him properly. “I didn’t ask for company.” She stated plainly.

He responded smoothly. “I’m not company. I’m Jake.” His quip made her smile.

Already it was more interesting outside of the party then in.

Ali (Check out his Flickr!)
Jacket: BlankLine – Flight Jacket [Black]

Ryanna (That’s me!)
Outfit: [Kenny Roland] | SEXY TERRY @ Cosmopolitan
Hair: booN Lab.007 hair
Necklace: WAYNE / MIRA Necklace (GOLD)

Pose: CKEY Poses – Just One Touch (slightly edited)


•{ Lingering thoughts . . .

Her thoughts were scattered all over the place. The last few days had been a whirlwind of activity with him. They always were. Whenever he came to town they made the most of their time. Now she sat upon the windowsill, looking out and thinking about what she had gotten herself into.

“The smell of your skin lingers on me now.
You’re probably on your flight back to your home town . . .”

“How much time do you have?” She had asked him.

He saw the unsaid words in her eyes and turned her face up to look at him. “I’m here,” he said. “I’m here now. And you are here. Leave tomorrow for another day.”

And they did. They laughed and enjoyed each other as day turned into night and night turned into day once again. Through all the revelry there was the small voice telling her that this was all a lovely dream and it was almost time for her to wake up.

“I need some shelter of my own protection, baby.
To be with myself and center. Clarity, peace, serenity . . .”

All too soon it was his last night. He stretched the time as far as he could, but he couldn’t stay. There was a plane he had to catch. “This is the part I don’t like,” he admitted while holding her securely to him in his arms. “Come with me.”

He asked her every time, and every time her reply as the same. “You know I can’t,” was her answer. Job, responsibilities, family, they were some of the things that held her here. It was also fear. Though she didn’t tell him that, he knew. It was the unsaid thing he always saw in her eyes.

He kissed her slowly, taking in each moment to take with him. “You’re always on my mind.” Those were the last words he said to her before he picked up his bag and left.

After he had gone she sat at the window, collecting herself to face another day and count down the ones until he returned.

“And I’m gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket, but I’ve got to get a move on with my life.
It’s time to be a big girl now and big girls don’t cry. . .”

Outfit: ::Una: – Astra @ Kinky Event {Until Dec. 19th}
Hair: HOMAGE — Frenchie Redux : Coffees

Pose: [ Focus Poses ] Frosty Morning

•{ Tell me . . .

His letter was waiting for her when she got home and as usually it was accompanied by a rose. These letters had been a constant over the past few weeks. Though she wanted to not look forward to them, it was a lost cause. With every letter she found herself getting more carried away.

This time the letter came with an invitation, directions and time. “Meet me at the following address. Don’t be late.” He had even included a picture with a circle around where  exactly he wanted her to be. Always so precise, she thought as she put the letter away and checked the clock. If she were to be on time she’d have leave soon.

After she changed she grabbed the rose and took a taxi to the address. It was darker out by the time she arrived and street lights were flickering on along the street. Her heart beat faster as she found the exact spot on the picture and ascended the stairs to indicated spot. The rose she held to her breast and turned her head down to listen to the quiet around her. She should be able to hear him when he arrived.

A few moments passed, she wasn’t sure how long, but then she heard it. The subtle sound of a car door closing down the street. He was coming. She didn’t have to look to know it was was him. As he got closer she could hear his footsteps on the ground.

The footsteps stopped and his voice drifted through the air. “Tell me you’ve had a wonderful evening so far. . . “ Those were his words. Tell me. They sent a delightful shiver down her spine. Though they still stood apart, she could already tell how this night would go.

Dress: ::Tiffany Designs:: Sophia Dress ~ Red
Hair: Vanity Hair:: Ole HP- browns

Pose :an lar [poses] The Ruby Series @ SaNaRae {Until Dec. 17th}

•{ Seeing Possibilities . . .

Snow had fallen over night and the bright light of morning filled the atmosphere. She stretched as she stepped off her porch and headed out into the field.  It was a little chilly, but she didn’t mind, it was the perfect weather for clearing her head and it that was certainly something that was needed.

“Hey there ole’boy,” she said to Hygee – her reindeer – as she settled down next to him in the field.  The warmth he admitted was all she needed to fend of the chill. “What’s on your mind for today?”  He replied with a snort and a shake of his head and she looked down to the hot cup in her hand and laughed.

“I know you don’t like it, but this stuff is magical.”  She slid down in the snow and let out a sigh before taking a long pull of her drink.  “You know what?”  she asked, turning her head to look at her companion for the morning. He fixed her with a look that was partially skeptical.  She brought the cup up to her lips, the smile she wore betraying her. “I’m actually looking forward to something.”

Hygee huffed and nosed the snow.  As for her? She looked out at the cold winter day and saw nothing but possibilities.

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POE 10 Hunt – Selene – @ For the Peace On Earth {Starting Dec 1}
Shoes::{MV}: Jingle This Holiday Boots

!dM Jule – Snowflake OrnamentChoker
:NerdALERT: Santa Hat with Lights @ For the Peace On Earth {Starting Dec 1}

Pose: :LW: Bento Poses  – It’s time for hygge

•{ Once Upon a Time . . .

Once Upon a Time. . .

Once upon a time there was a girl. The sun always shined brighter when she was around and the birds’ melodies orchestrated the soundtrack of the days. She brought love, life, and laughter to all she was around. Full of light, she was, but light cannot live without the dark. One day shadows crept upon her and they stilled her heart.

They couldn’t bear to put her in the ground, perhaps they even wished that hope someone would find a way to make her heart would beat anew. The people made her coffin of wood and glass, and set her in the sun. This is the tale the villagers tell to anyone who ask:

Once upon a time there was a girl of the Light who was shrouded by the Dark . . .

Set Design:
Mushilu Snow White Bed (pose built in) @ Enchantment
JIAN Arctic Fox :: Static Stand / Static Sit
JIAN :: Fox – Adult 1/2
+Half-Deer+ Itty-Bitty Pygmy Goat – Neopolitan
+Half-Deer+ Fennec Fox – Kawaii
+Half-Deer+ Fennec Fox – Sleepytime
+Half-Deer+ Origami Dream – Butterfly – Mint
+Half-Deer+ Unicorn Story – Still and Quiet
+Half-Deer+ Climbing Rose Vine (Emerald)
[DDD] Twinkling Ivy – Curve

Build: ionic : Sacred Ruins

•{ The Set Up . . .

“Tell me again why we’re doing this?” Firewater asked me while we walked along the buildings in the nearly abandoned Warehouse district. It was dark out and most of the light came from half broken streetlights, their bulbs humming within broken casing.

This was crazy. Worse than that, it was insane. When we had arrived in town we went to see Valeria, the leader of the largest crime family in New Orleans. If anyone had a lead on my father’s whereabouts, it would be her. What we got in return for my asking was a job: go to building 389 in the Warehouse District and recover the leather suitcases. It sounded easy enough, but if it was, why hadn’t her own men done it already? If we were successful, I’d get my answer.

“I told you, you don’t have to help me.”

Firewater loaded her pistol’s magazine and it closed with a click. “You got yourself mixed up with some pretty bad company,” she said. “Besides, I wasn’t doing anything anyway.”
Though I had gotten to know her a little on our road trip, I still didn’t know why she had agreed to help or if I could trust her. For now, there were other things to worry over.

It wasn’t long before we arrived at Building 389. The number was etched into the frame of a chain locked door. The place didn’t look any different on the outside from the others with broken stone and busted out windows. From the outside we didn’t see any signs of life and the buildings windows were too high up for us to tell if anything was on inside. From where Firewater and I stood the building was empty.

We circled the building looking for a way in and listening for any hints of someone else being around. On the other side of the build there was a less obstructed garage door. As quietly as we could we lifted the door. The fact that it moved fairly easily should have been a warning sign.

We were met with a cool air that smelled of mildew and motor oil. Cautiously we stepped inside. It was dark with the only light coming in from the now opened door and the windows.

Firewater kept her voice low. “Something don’t feel right.”

“We just need to find the suitcases, then we can leave.” I agreed with her. Something wasn’t right.

We went a little further. Suddenly, lights flicked on and the sound of multiple guns cocking echoed through the room. Firewater and I hastily pulled our own weapons and held steady. Now that the lights were on I saw that this wasn’t just an abandoned warehouse, it looked like a smuggling operation and we were set up.

Nobody moved.

From the back, in the lingering shadows, a deep voice said, “Bring them to me.”

to be continued . . .

Phoebe (aka Firewater) is wearing (Check out her Flickr!)
Shirt/Jacket: Blueberry – Kimi Jackets – Fat Pack *Fameshed October*
Jeans:neve pant – rolled cords
Shoes- Baiastice_Cher Sandal-Onix
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Natalie – Blonde
Necklace and Earrings :::ChicChica::: Lika Night Necklace and Earrings
TattooAwear Roses fall upon my skin red
Pistols: Label Motion – Agnes

Ryanna (that’s me!)
Jacket: Sabotage /trendy girl gacha/ Altered Denim Jacket
Top: Sabotage /trendy girl gacha/ Bandeau Top
Jeans: neve pant – donna denim
Hair: Exile::– Jagged Edge

Scene Credit:
-David Heather- Gun Table
-David Heather- Drug Carriers

/anxiety/ apt830 alarm clock
/anxiety/ apt830 covered lamp
/anxiety/ apt830 covered table

Soy. Papers – piled

Pose: RM – 3 – Dual Pose

•{ Taste of Winter . . .

“It won’t be much longer,” Shayla said as she laid there in the snow, idly tracing lines on Adalyee’s leg, “but I’m growing impatient. When’s it going to be our turn?”

The younger fae was pouting again.  Adalyee couldn’t really blame her. The Fae of the Summer Court had gotten a bit carried away and went over their time. Autumn was here now but the Winter Court was knocking on their door. “Soon.  You know how the Humans can be when Winter comes too early.”  She had seen it many times over. How they would complain and end up cursing the snow.  “We want them to be happy to see us.”

Shayla sighed and puffed out a few snowflakes and looked away. The animals were still biding their time but soon they would get fidgety too. She loved the patterns on Adalyee’s skin, they showed her level of skill. She could create snow whereas Shayla could only manipulate what was already there. One day though she would get her own.

Adalyee saw her looking and picked up a hand.  Palm up a small snow swirl formed there.  “Hey Shayla?” She had a playful gleam in her eyes. When Shayla looked up, Adalyee  increased the size of her swirl until it engulfed her hand.  “Just because it’s Autumn, doesn’t mean we can’t give them a taste of winter.”

The two Winter Fae got to work and, on this day, the humans had a taste of winter….

Adalynne(Check out her blog!)
Skin: Lara Hurley CHristy Rose Pale Applier and Fae Skin
LipStick: Izzie’s A;; The color Matte Set
Hair: Truth Group Gift Makena
Tattoo: Plastik Koie Tattoo Pastelle
Wings: Soul Oree
Ears: Swallow Elf ears

Jewelry: Cae Sakura
Spell: Elk Ring Silver
Dress: Dead Dollz Cozy Ensemble @ Uber

Ryanna ( That’s me! )

Dress: !gO! Jasmin – white
Skin: :[Plastik]:- Kasje SE Skins:// Female
Hair: Exile::Kissing Strangers
Wings: Deviance – Titania Fairy Wings – Snowdrop
Necklace: !dM Jule – Snowflake Choker **ICE**
The Annex – Snow Queen Diadem
Ears: BentBox Sylvan Ears