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That's Just Fine By Me
I didn't fall in love with Knemian the first time that I met him.  I was a dancer when we met, and he was - well, he was surly and rough around the edges.  He came into the tavern where I was dancing, that first night, and he watched me all night long.  I remember every time I turned around on the stage - there he was with a glass in his hand and his eyes focused on me.  I remember thinking that at least he was easy on the eyes - more than easy on the eyes, really.  He had dirty-blonde hair and these eyes that seemed to see right through the character I was playing up on stage.  His face was covered in a rough-looking scruff that made him all the more rugged and attractive.  I remember distinctly the way that his expression bemused me - when he was watching me his expression was intense and interested; but when anyone else came near him or tried to talk to him he turned into a surly-looking cantankerous man.  It was something of a puzzle to me, a
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Our Stormy-Girl
She was the most beautiful thing I'd ever seen, the first time I saw her.  She still is, really.
Saraghina was not a planned baby.  I wasn't married, when she was conceived, the way that I thought I would be.  I was not a woman with a family; instead I was estranged from most of my family and a little bit of a lost girl, if I'm completely honest.
I fell in love with her father over the course of the nine months she lived inside of me.  It wasn't an easy love-at-first sight sort of relationship, but I think that makes it all the more worthwhile - anything worth having requires work.  And working for something makes it all the more worth keeping, I think.
Saraghina was love-at-first sight, though.  I've heard other mothers say this before, and I never really believed it.  I mean, sure, you're supposed to love your kid - and everybody does - but I didn't think that it would be so strong and sure right from the get-go.  Boy, how wrong I was.
She was
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Second Time Around
I was married once before - married in the way of my people, that is.  Which is not 'married' in the traditional human sense of the world.  I think that our way is a stronger bond than the humans, a piece of paper does not dictate our bond; rather the strength of our word and our love holds us together.
I lost my first husband because of a war between our people and the humans with their closed minds and their very human prejudices.  Amongst my people, once your mate dies you often spend the rest of your life unable to find anybody else.  I believed that I'd found my one true love, and the gods were not going to grant me another.
So when I met Eiric, I was surprised to have the first feelings of strong attraction in a long time.
The first time we met was when my son introduced us - Gregori is married to Eiric's daughter Juliet.  I remember thinking that he was exceptionally handsome, and finding him exceedingly charming.  I knew that his mate, too, was gon
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Summer Love
I knew that I was in love for the first time, that first summer with Akiira. We had been dating for almost a year, seeing each other on the weekends and when I wasn't busy studying my magic or taking veterinary classes. That summer I was on break from classes and my veterinary practice had slowed down some, so we were able to spend a lot more time together. We did all sorts of things - but my absolute favorite thing was the beach.
When we were at the beach together, it was like the rest of the world fell away and it was just us two. I'd wear a cute little swimsuit with a dress over top, and he'd wear his swim trunks and a shirt. We'd always take a picnic basket, a blanket and a book for each of us to read. And we'd walk, hand in hand, and talk as we went.
Nothing made me happier than being with him, and I honest to goodness didn't know that what I was feeling to begin with was love. I thought that I was just feeling happy, elated, transfer from his own feelings toward me. We made each
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Sparrow
It was bright and sunny that day, Ketil and I were out at the pond for a picnic. It was our spot, the pond, and I wanted to have a last few moments there before it wasn't just the two of us anymore. I knew it was going to be any day now, I'd started having contractions at the beginning of the week. Nothing terribly strong yet, but enough that I knew with my mother's intuition that we were going to be welcoming our kittens into the world before the week was through.
I thought we'd make it through the picnic, but Ketil predicted the kittens would make their way into the world before we left the pond that day. Boy, was he right. Of course it would be the pond. It's our place - it's where we've done every other first in our life, why wouldn't it also be the place I birthed our children into the world?
The pain got intense pretty fast, our babies suddenly impatient and ready to come rushing into the light of day. Ketil held my hand tight and whispered reassurances against my temple, brushed
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A Purchased Bride
I have not been married long, only a few weeks actually.  It was a whirlwind courtship, arranged by my father.  I was, you see, a purchased bride.  I knew from the day I was born that I would never be allowed whoever I personally chose for myself.  My father called me the 'Flower of Frosthaven.'  I was his delicate little snowdrop and nobody was going to soil me without paying a hefty sum.
When Hamal purchased me from my father for a pretty penny, I thought that I would be sent off to marry some undesirable man.  Anything was better than staying in the house with my father, though.  Living under his thumb, under his fist, was not a place I wanted to stay for the rest of my life.  I was grateful to my would-be husband before I even met him, thankful for the opportunity to get away from the world I'd grown up in.
Imagine my pleasant surprise when I met him and he was a handsome devil with a charming smile.  He is kind and loving and does much
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Song and Dance :icona-passionate-flame:A-Passionate-Flame 0 0
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Date Night
The red berries were going to make an excellent lipstick stain she thought, as she crushed them with a practiced ease in the mortar and pestle.  Delania didn't often wear lipstick, preferring a more natural look.  But when she'd seen them, she couldn't help but experiment.  Plus, she might be able to sell it as a product if she could perfect a bottling method.
Tonight Magne was taking her out.  Out of the Inn, away from business and family.  Though she loved staying home with him, she also appreciated a chance to get out of the house and temporarily away from the life they'd built for themselves in this little corner of Frosthaven.  In all the time she'd been with him, she'd never worn lipstick.  It just wasn't something she did - but she wanted to keep things fresh, show him that she could dress up pretty.  She wanted to wear something that showed off her curves, wanted to make him lust after her until he couldn't wait to get her h
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It Happened One Night :icona-passionate-flame:A-Passionate-Flame 0 0
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She
I absolutely could not imagine life without my best friend.  She is my favorite person in the whole world to spend time with, even more than my boyfriend.  We have all sorts of adventures together, and get into all kinds of trouble together.  She is a part of me in the way that only someone who was always meant to be in your life can be.
I feel like we are similar in many ways, and different in many more.  I appreciate that aspect of the relationship - the way that we are absolutely willing to protect and defend each other, but unafraid to call each other on our stupid stuff either.
She is a gypsy by birth, and I think to some degree I am a gypsy at heart.  She comes from a large family, known for its secrets and its desire to control those within the fold.  Like me, she is wild at heart and was not made to be controlled - by family, or otherwise.
She has long red hair, bright eyes, and a shapely figure perfect for the exotic belly-dancing she's mastered.
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You'll Never Believe What I Heard :icona-passionate-flame:A-Passionate-Flame 1 3
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A Special Gift
Ma Petite Loup,
     You are young yet, my darling, but I have been waiting a long time to give this to you.  I have waited patiently for the right time, and I feel as if that time is now.  I remember the day that you were born, as if it were yesterday.  You were a little bundle of soft fur on four legs, with a wet little nose and you stole my heart right from the start.  It took a long while before we got to see your pretty little pink face and have you wrap your little fingers around one of mine.  But even before you had fingers, you had your Grandpere and I wrapped around them.
I knew the instant that you were born, that you would be the one I would pass this to.  Though I have many daughters, your aunts, none of them are like we are.  Not a one of them enjoys the gardens as we do.  They do not have our gifts with herbs and natural remedies for le pacque.
This amulet belonged to my mother before me, and her mother
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Something Blue
I can't believe I'm getting married today.  Oh gosh, I'm getting married today.  What's Reverie saying?  Shoot, am I supposed to be answering her?  No, she's just talking to herself while she does my hair.  I like her voice, it's really soothing.  I think she's helping me stay calm.  Well, that and the fact that I get to marry Sorna today.
Oh my Karn, I'm getting married today.  I hope Sorna likes the dress.  Of course he'll like the dress. Rev says he'll love the dress.  I think she's biased though.  I mean, she is my best friend and she did help design it, soooo.
What did she say?  She looks so pretty in her bridesmaid dress, there isn't anybody I'd rather have there with me.  I'm so, so lucky.  Most girls work hard to have good relationships with the siblings of their spouse.  My fiance's twin is my very best friend in the whole world.  She's been so good at helping me with all this wedding stuff.
How do
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A Questionnaire - Part 2.
Rules:
1) Choose 4 of your OCs.
2) Make your OCs answer these questions
3) Tag 3 other people (If you want to, do it. It's too long for me to tag with any seriousness.)
4) Add one question of your own
I chose: Aelina, Ianna, Gregori and Galahad.
1) Do you want a hug?
Aelina: Sure, but don't squish me!
Ianna: No thanks.
Gregori: Not from you.
Galahad: I'd rather not go hugging stranger, if you don't mind.  
2) Say your age first.
Aelina: I'm the Queen of the Fairies, I don't really have an age!
Ianna: I'll be turning 30 next month.  
Gregori: Somewhere in my late twenties to early thirties.  *grins*
Galahad: Nearly twenty and seven years.  
3) Height?
Aelina: Is that how tall I am?  Oh, about the size of a human man's index finger.  No bigger, not ever!  
Ianna: Five feet three inches.  
Gregori: Five fee
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A Questionnaire - Part 1
Rules:
1) Choose 4 of your OCs.
2) Make your OCs answer these questions
3) Tag 3 other people (If you want to, do it. It's too long for me to tag with any seriousness.)
4) Add one question of your own
I chose Reinalynn, Lynnea, Avienda and Eara.
1) Do you want a hug?
Reinalynn: I don't really know you, so I'll have to politely decline.  I do hope you're not offended.  
Lynnea: No thank you.  
Avienda: Non.
Eara: Hugging strangers isn't really my thing, thanks.  
2) Say your age first.
Reinalynn: A Lady never tells.  
Lynnea: Can we just say I'm in my very early twenties and leave it at that, please?
Avienda: Old enough to be a grandmother.  
Eara: I don't remember.
3) Height?
Reinalynn: Four feet eleven inches.  Though, I'm pretty sure if you measured my ears I'd be somewhere closer to five foot three or so.  
Lynn
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When I was a little girl, I was terrified of the dark.  Like most children, I was scared of the monsters that lurked in the shadows waiting to snatch me from my parents and eat me up.  Unlike other children, I knew that my fears were not unfounded.  I'd encountered the monsters in the night, I'd seen what they could do to grown adults - let alone small children.  My parents did not make light of my fears, they understood for it was they who'd instilled in me at as early an age as possible to be wary and frightened of the creatures the night could bring.  

You see, I belong to a race of witches as old as time Herself.  We are blessed with great power by the Goddess, a gift bestowed upon us by Her and no other.  No power comes without a price or a burden, though, and ours was a heavy weight to carry.  We are tied to the magic of the earth, my people, and as such we have a strong natural dislike for those that are unnatural - specifically vampires.  The truest children of the night, they evoke within us a wide range of reactions - some of us react more violently than others.  As it stands, I've yet to meet a Witch that reacts as violently as I do to their presence - it has been that way since I was young and I have yearned to have reactions as minimal as some of my sisters and brothers.  The Goddess sees fit to give us each only that which She is sure we can bear, however, and I would never question why She chose to put upon me such a heavy weight.  

It is this burden that I bear, this weight upon my shoulders, that kept me fearful of the dark and those that lurk within it from a very young age.  I remember as a girl having many nightmares and waking to the sound of my own screams drenched in sweat whilst my mother and father calmed me with words and hands and gentle kisses.

One day, while playing in a sunny patch beside my mother's herb garden while she worked, I remember asking her why she was not as afraid of the dark as I was.  Of course, I assumed that it was because she was a great and powerful witch, because she knew many magic spells to protect herself and therefore did not need to be scared.  What she said to me that sunny morning has stayed with me all my many, many days that I've walked the world.  

"I am afraid, Eara," she said to me gently.  "To not be afraid would be absolutely foolish.  She who lives without fear lives carelessly and dangerously.  We must always be afraid.  When I am afraid, though, I always think of my rays of sunshine.   The Goddess blesses each of us with our own rays of sunlight to bring us warmth and light each day and each night.  You and your Father are my sunbeams, and when I think of you I am warmed to the core and feel my fear melting away."  

She had the most beautiful, soft voice I've ever heard in my life - to this day I've yet to meet anybody who could speak in the sweet, serene way that my mother could.  She had a way of saying things that made it impossible to do anything other than believe her - and believe her I did.  To this day, it remains one of the truest things anyone has ever said to me.  I hold to my mother's words like a lifeline, and I've been lucky enough to discover in my lifetime three people who bring that feeling of warmth - that promise of refuge from the dark.  Llimdrin and Tinuviel are the brother and sister I didn't have growing up in my youth - but they are every bit my siblings as if we grew up fighting at the dinner table.  They bring light to my life without even trying, and it gives me great joy to call them my family.  There is absolutely zero doubt in my mind, however, that the brightest beacon of light in my life is Kohlvin.

Kohlvin Tricrane has a way of lighting up not only the sky around him - but also the lives and hearts of all those whose lives he inhabits.  The Goddess has blessed me with him, knowing that he is so what I needed - a warm ray of sunshine in the darkness.  When the light begins to fade around me, he need only reach his hand out and grasp mine and the world lights up again.  When I am with him, there is no night and there is no fear - there is only him and there is only me.  I like to think, sometimes, that my Mother and Father sent Kohlvin to me - knowing that I needed him in my life and that his light would fill up the places in my heart that had become very dark in their absence.  

Kohlvin is the great love of my life, of that I have no doubt.  As the sky and the sun go hand in hand, so too do he and I.  When, one day, we are Blessed enough to have children, I will tell them as my mother told me before them.  The storm brings darkness and rain and thunder.  But the sun chases the clouds and the storms away and brings warm, radiant light.  And rainbows.  After the storm there is always a rainbow.  He is my sunshine, my rainbows, my unicorns and kittens.

He is the sunshine of my life.    
Sunshine of My Life
This story is about my original character Eara who I play in an online MUD called The Land of Karchan.  Kohlvin belongs to one of my very best friends in the whole world :iconsmokincute:.  She is the sister of my heart, the sunshine on my cloudy days.  This story was inspired by that fact, by the brightness that she brings to my life and the brightness that Kohlvin brings to Eara's life.  I hope you love it as much as I love you, Sweetpea.  :heart: :heart:

This was loosely based on one of MANY themes that I've been interested in writing - Sunshine.   
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Tanyia Jackson
United States
Current Residence: Liberty Hill, Texas
Favourite genre of music: Pretty much anything, to be honest.
Favourite style of art: I like most art. Any kind of art, really.
Operating System: Operating system? I feel dorky. Somebody explain, please?
MP3 player of choice: I have an Ipod Nano...
Shell of choice: Erm....the sea kind?
Wallpaper of choice: Depends on the computer, really. And my mood.
Skin of choice: I like my skin, thanks. But your's is nice too. You can keep it, though.
Favourite cartoon character: Xander Crews. Killface. Tinkerbell.
Personal Quote: Don't just strive to achieve greatness. Strive to BE greatness.
Interests
  • Listening to: Somewhere Only We Know - The Warblers, Glee
  • Reading: Living Nightmare by Shannon K. Butcher
  • Watching: Project Runway
  • Eating: Leftover Pasta
  • Drinking: Sunkist
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Eithnne Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Used your stock here, thanks :hug:
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ChelseyArts Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the :+fav:'s darling! <3
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kaiverta Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Miss you a bit. Hope you're doing well. <3
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A-Passionate-Flame Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Miss you.  Was just thinking about you and reading over some of our old writing.  So much happy.  Hope you're doing great!  <3
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kaiverta Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You email me when you've got a moment to do so. <3
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AnneFlanders Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I used your stock here: [link] thanks!
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kaiverta Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I miss writing with you, chick. I hope you're doing alright. <3
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A-Passionate-Flame Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
I miss writing with you too. Been so busy with family life, and school now. E-mail me sometime - maybe we can write. Hope you're going alright! <3
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SmokinCute Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so awesome. I love ya. <3
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I love you mooooooooooooooores, bestest bestie! <3
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