•{ Little bit of quiet

She needed to steal time away for herself, just a few moments where there was no one else. Silently slipping out of the conversation, and careful to avoid further confrontation, she opened up the back door and slipped into the hallway. 

Moved away from the door and headed down the stairs. The sounds of revelry still lingered in the air. She took a deep breath and pressed her back against the wall, then exhaled slowly while sinking to the floor. It would be so easy now to just go home, she thought. Not like I’d miss a lot. 

Situations like these happened every few months. She’d fill up her social card and run amuck. Though she could always tell when she was starting to run low because as soon she’d get someplace she’d want to go. 

As she sat there in the dim light of the hallway and the stair she focused on recharging and feeling the energies in the air. The time to rest would come up soon, but for now there was still more socializing to do. . . 

Top: Dreams Couture – leather crop top – wine.
Jacket: Sabotage: Off-Shoulder Denim Jacket – Black RARE
Pants: Legal Insanity  – Ellie lace jeans darkblue/black
Hair: DOUX – Shawnte hairstyle [Brunettes]

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Beginnings {to} Endings . . . |A Faire Story|

My first published story on the Fantasy Faire website. Enjoy!

Fantasy Faire 2018

{ A character story . . . }

The land was a buzz of activity as people from all over the realms made their way to the City of Razin for the festivities. In three days Princess Caelita would be crowned Queen and take the place of her ailing father. In the tradition of their people, criminals of lesser crimes would be pardoned and released from prison and the grand feast would be open to all. Though many were excited about the feast, the greatest excitement surrounded talk about the Games.

Caelita stood at one of the windows of the South Gate and watched the people milling about the city. Her ladies were gathered around the next window, huddled together and giggling amongst themselves, a stark contrast to the frown etching itself over the Princesses features. “I don’t understand how you all can be so cheery,” she said.

The giggling died…

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•{ The lies we tell . . .

“You’re lying again aren’t you?  You said you were going to stop.” 

That was the first thing she said to me.  Now she was standing on the other side of my open apartment door, looking at me with big pleading eyes.  I only sighed and stepped away from the door. She could either come in or go, but I wasn’t going to have a conversation with a threshold between us. Not with her.

After a few moments she stepped inside and I closed the door behind her. When I turned around she was watching me. I saw her fingers fidgeting as she held them down in front of her. It was one of her nervous ticks she did when she didn’t know what to do with herself. Two weeks ago I would have been tackled by her before I could even fully open the door.

My shoulders shrugged nonchalantly. “What exactly am I lying about?” I questioned. I stuck my own hands in the front pockets of my jeans and took a step towards her, which she parried with a backwards step of her own. Oh. So this is how it was going to be. She had picked a distance she felt comfortable with and was going to keep it. That didn’t mean I would. “Maybe you’re the one who’s lying. To yourself. About us.”

I took another step and watched her do the same. What I said came as a surprise for she started chewing on her lower lip. “You told me that you weren’t going to work for them anymore. That the last job, was the last one.” She startled herself when her heel hit against the sidewall. Obviously she hadn’t being paying much attention to what she was doing. Now she had nowhere else to go because I still continued towards her.

I didn’t stop until I was as close as I wanted to be to her. I felt the sudden shift around her, somewhere between stubborn defiance and the want to let go. We had been together for nearly a year without her knowing I had been smuggling weapons, but once she found out she called the relationship off rather suddenly. 

I placed my hand against the wall and leaned forward.  She immediately turned her head but that was okay.  I whispered in her ear, “So you came all this way to call me a liar? You could have done that on the phone.”

“As long as you’re working with them we can’t be together,” she protested.

“That’s an excuse.”

“It’s the truth.”

I turned her head towards me and our eyes met. “Now who’s lying?”

“The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.” Oscar Wilde

Special thanks to Benjamin for posing with me!

Shirt: [Deadwool] Hugo shirt – denim
Tattoo:  TAOX – King

Ryanna (That’s me!)
Top: [Aleutia] Jules (Maitreya) @ On9
Hair: Exile – Live and Learn @ Collbor88 {Until May 6th}

Pose: CKEY Poses – The date. @ On9 

•{ Dear Coffee . . .

“It seems to me that trying to live without friends is like milking a bear to get cream for your coffee. It is a whole lot of trouble, and then not worth much after you get it.”

 Zora Neale Hurston

Skin: Aurealis. Deidra @ Skin Fair 2018
Eyebrows: LUXREBEL  EMMA Eyebrows @ Skin Fair 2018
Hair: Tableau Vivant \\ Editorial – Underwater – Browns
Top: [Aleutia] Catalina @ On9 {Until March 31st}
Pose: :LW: Bento Poses – Don’t Know Why  @ The Liaison Collaborative {Until March 26th}

*** Review: Aurealis has put out three (3) new skins for the 2018 Skin Fair.  The one I’m displaying is called “Deidra” and it’s for Catwa and Omega.  It comes in eight (8) tone varieties giving a wide range to chose from for any specific need.  The shots were taken with Medium graphics on CAIWL wind light settings. No editing or retouching.

•{ Breathe in, breathe out . . .

Relax. You got to learn to unwind.  That’s what people always told her. She tried – many times she thought she was relaxing only to find she was stressing over whether or not she was really relaxing. Often she turned to music as her escape. Headphones on. World off. Relaxation start.

It didn’t. The problem was that she couldn’t turn her mind off.  Every time she closed her eyes she was treated to the images and sounds of an event she was trying to forget.

A few days ago she had settled into a stretching routine. It was suppose to help. Breathe in. Breathe out. That’s all she had to do. Keep breathing. Keep taking it one day at a time.

“Relaxation means releasing all concern and tension and letting the natural order of life flow through one’s being”
 Donald Curtis quotes

Outfit: ::Una: – Kimi Body RARE @ Gacha Guardians

-NOeditiON- Bento Leg Warmers
:Una: – – Kawwai Headphones Blue

Set Design:

Fawny – Plush Cuties.Lazy Kitty – 18

:HAIKEI: Just lazy Rug / V.3

Death Row Designs – Boho Backyard – Planter – C
Death Row Designs – Boho Backyard – Planter – D
Death Row Designs – Boho Backyard – Plant

Serenity Style– Janire Vintage Sideboard

:[Plastik]: Waine Clock:// Granada @ SanaRae {Until Jan. 18th} 

From the Sport Day Gacha by Mushilu @ Gacha Guardians
Sport  Cassette Pink
Sport Weight
Sport Bag Blue
Sport Ball Pink / Yellow

Pose: Image Essentials – Stretch.

•{ 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.

Outfit: {B+S}
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