216 views posted 24 Jun 2014, 01:57
Again here I am travelling the "Mother Road" of America. This time we went from Springfield, Missouri to St. Louis, Missouri.. well actually Fenton, Missouri as my mom has aversions to large cities. We left from Des Moines, Iowa on June 20th, 2014 and returned home June 22nd, 2014.▼38 comments
I will say that this stretch of Route 66 was not as historically marked with old buildings and signs as the other side when going West from Springfield. I figured that it was more scenic in nature with small towns dotting the route here and there. Nothing really stands as a marker of these towns and what they meant for Route 66 as when these towns went under so did the buildings. Another part of it was that there just wasn't much on this section of it. It's more open road or forest lined road with meandering turns that would make any road racer happy. Most of these roads you can blaze around going 55 mph.
When we started in Springfield we actually stayed in a renovated former Rail Haven Motel. It still sits on the original location as well as the original buildings. It is now owned by Best Western, but they kept the name or they added Rail Haven to the Best Western moniker for this hotel.
I didn't get an actual self taken picture of the sign, but I found one online.
There is also another sign on the grounds.
After leaving the hotel we hit a few spots along the way out of town. The first being the Solo cup manufacturing plant that used to be the largest paper cup manufacturer in the world. Now it's just a building with a large cup on the front. Still cool.
The next stop was the Rest Haven Court. Like Rail Haven this is an original location and still working motel.
Now we took a short drive to the next location of Lebanon, Mo. The way there was very scenic and easy to drive.
The first thing we passed was a Route 66 Byway sign and not far after was an old gas station.
Now into Lebanon we came up to the Forest Manor Motel. It's still open for business, though from what we can tell it's not as used as the other just down the road. But it's still open and standing so that's a plus.
After that is an old grocery store that was just recently open, but closed. Wrinks Market.
Another sign pointing us in the right direction.
Now we found a great place just a block or so from the Forest Manor. It's call the Mungar Moss Hotel. It's still completely open and functioning and even owned by the original owners. It's a famous landmark on Route 66.
Another Route 66 sign but different from the others.
Outside of Lebanon there is a stretch of Route 66 that is completely original and still has the original pavement and curbs.
Fun fact: Certain parts of this road contained curbs that were placing inward instead or outward. The thought was that outward facing curds caused vehicles to go off road so inward facing curbs would prevent that. While a good idea in theory, the inward facing curbs actually caused cars to roll over. Thus ending the "inward facing curb" idea.
Next stop was Devil's Elbow. While at first I thought it was some wicked sharp turn it wasn't. It has more to do with the river than the road, but it's still a sit to see.
There is a section of the road that contains on original bridge that you can look into the valley and see the river and the train bridge.
If you look at the road you can still see the original curbs.
Here are some of the valley.
After Devil's Elbow was this bridge.
Another section of original road.
A trading post in Fanning, Mo
Next up was Cuba, Mo. There are several buildings with painted murals. But what they don't tell you is that it's like a treasure hunt to find them. I did manage to get a few though.
Random gas station in Cuba, Mo.
On the way out of Cuba, Mo came the Wagon Wheel Motel. Still open and running like the old days.
After a much longer drive we came into Stanton, Mo. Not much to see but we did see the last continuously active business.
And an old Motel that is sadly closed. The name is the Delta 66.
After Stanton we drove into Gray Summit, Mo. Which by the way is an unincorporated town and not listed on anything. But alas we found another motel. This one is called the Sunset Motel. It to was still open for business.
The last awesomeness we found was the Gardenway Motel. It was located on the way out of Gray Summit.
In the end this is our total mileage from Des Moines, Iowa to Springfield, Mo to St.Louis, Mo back to Des Moines, Iowa.
All in all it was a great trip and had more of a scenic Sunday drive feel to it than the other. Granted it felt like a tour or old hotels/motels it still felt like taking a trip back in time. That's how the road makes you feel. You don't feel like you're just on a road. No, you feel like you are on a journey where time is not your enemy. Where the speed zone signs say 55, but you can cruise at 35 to take in the scenery and no one cares. It felt calming to be on that road and I loved it.
I can say that these two trips have been life changers for me. They made me think about things and wonder as well. Seeing the old merge with the new and work together in this world of speed chaos. Seeing old run down buildings in the Texas flat lands out last the new buildings of the big cities. Seeing these small town cling to the road that created them like it was the only life source. It makes you sad and happy. Sad that these places were bypassed to take of a few minutes of travel time and to appease those that aren't patient. Happy, that these towns are still proud of that road the flaunt it. Saying this road is the birth road of the interstate system in America. Where nostalgia and new beginnings meet the pavement in a clash of old and shiny.
Long live the mother road of America.
176 views posted 17 Jun 2014, 01:39
Chapter 9. Face▼9 comments
Somewhere away from Gottside…
“Master, your transportation is ready for your trip.” Said a nicely dressed older man.
“Very good. Gather my assistant and tell her to be at the carriage in ten minutes.” Spoke his master.
Waking up earlier in the morning together in the same bed with Lilith I had to stop and pause. I needed to look at her unabashed from her view. Looking at her peacefully sleep I can only imagine what she is dreaming about at that moment. I know my dreams of late are about her and our short time together, but those dreams I cherish.
Getting up slowly out of the bed making sure I don’t wake Lilith. I grab my clothes and get dressed. I check on Juno to see her still sleeping peacefully. Walking up to her crib I bend down and give her a kiss on the forehead.
“I’m jealous you didn’t give me a kiss.” Came a sweet pouty voice that startled me.
Smiling and walking over to Lilith I kiss her forehead. “Sorry I didn’t want to wake you.”
“It’s ok, we do other things that show intimacy.” She matter-of-factly says with a smirk. “You should get breakfast started and I’ll get Juno up and ready.”
Winking I start walking towards the bedroom door. “Fine, you just want to keep Juno to yourself. I see how it is.”
To be honest I am a little jealous. Lilith is really great with Juno and Juno has taken to Lilith almost like a mother. I noticed this when she came up to Lilith and put her hands up in the motion to pick her up. Not to me, but to Lilith. Oh well I guess it was bound to happen.
“You know little one I love your father dearly. I don’t know how it happened, but I do love him. And I love you as well. I won’t push your father to love me, but I’ll be there for him and let him know I do.”
After Lilith said her thought she watches Juno giggle and play around. She got up and grabbed her to get her dressed and head down for breakfast.
“So Elrich, what are your plans once we reach town?” Said a woman with a notepad set out ready to write something.
“I’m strictly here to meet someone. If they will meet with me then I might be here for a few days if not longer. If I’m refused than we leave immediately.” The last part coming out solemn.
“Well, when we arrived I’ll get lodging for us. I’m sure the person you want to see will see you.”
Looking out the window of the carriage Elrich had a sad look on his face. He regretted his actions towards his family especially his daughter. Letting her leave and not chasing her was a mistake. He knew he should have gone and visited her at least once since then. Anytime she moved she would always send a letter with her new address. He would always stubbornly read them and toss them in the trash, never keeping record of the new information. Then out of nowhere he had to visit her.
“Not likely. I let her go when I should have made her stay. Why would a daughter want to see a father that didn’t care?”
The words that he spoke froze his female companion. She couldn’t find the words to speak. She knew he had a daughter, but never knew the details of their relationship.
“Sir Elric, we will be in Gottside in 15 minutes.” Spoke the carriage driver.
“Very well, we should prepare for arrival.”
‘Ting, ting ting’
Oliver watching Enzo work walked up to him. Waiting a bit then speaking. “So I see Lilith came and picked up Juno early again.”
‘Ting, ting, fuck!!’
“God damnit that hurt.” Enzo bellowed out in pain. “And yes for your information she did.”
“That’s been what, two months now that she’s been doing that?”
“Yeah, your point?”
“Funny because I never see her arrive in the morning and I’m here very early.” Oliver said with a smirk watching Enzo’s eyebrow raise at his comments. “You don’t have to lie, I know you’ve been sleeping together.”
There was silence aside from the sound of the fire burning in the background.
With a giggle and a devious grin Oliver asked “So is it good?” After asking that Enzo sputtered out the drink he just took and turned to Oliver.
“Seriously you are going to ask me that?” He said with narrowed eyes.
“Yes until you just admit it and tell me what you two have been up to. Both me and Alice already know.”
“The way Lilith looks when she’s around you. The fact that she has to walk past my house to get to hers and hasn’t for two months. Or the fact that I see her leaving in the same outfit she had on the day before acting like she just picked up Juno.” He said matter-of-factly.
“You guys need a hobby.”
“We do, it’s called people watching.”
Enzo wasn’t sure what to say. He thought their act was sly and no one caught on.
“So why not watch other people?”
“What’s the fun in that when we know our friends are trying to be sly about their relationship?” Waiting for Enzo to say something, Oliver made one last jab to get an answer. “So, how is it?”
“Damnit, why do you want to know how the sex is?” Enzo yelled out.
“Haha, no I was talking about the relationship but knowing about that is good as well.”
“You bastard. If you want to know the relationship we have is going great. As for the sex, well it’s great as well.”
“You think it will turn into anything more, like marriage?”
Sighing at that question, one that he’d been thinking about himself. While it was still early to propose marriage he thought about the future with the raven haired beauty.
“I don’t know. I’ve thought about that and the future and it scares me. I can’t do that again. I can’t lose someone like that again.”
“Don’t always assume you will have the same path as the past. I worry about losing Alice every day, but that doesn’t stop me from being with her. It pushes me to be with her and to protect her. Even if for some ungodly unfair reason she were to die, I’d know that I did everything to keep her safe.” Spoke Oliver softly.
Taking a moment to let Oliver’s words sink in Enzo started back to his work.
“Ting Ting Ting”
“So about the sex, is she a screamer and does she like to be dominated.” Teased Oliver with a smirk.
“Ting Ting FUCK!!!”
“Sir we have arrived to Gottside.”
“Very good. Leave our bags here until we find a place to stay. Ms. Thorn, find a place to stay, I’m going to visit someone if I can.”
“Yes Mr. Elrich. I’ll send someone to get you and the bags when it’s ready.”
After getting out of the carriage and finding his way Elrich took off walking towards the outer side of town.
Near the outer side of town Lilith was walking hand in hand with Juno. They were heading to the local park. Lilith would take Juno to the park as much as she could so she could play with the other kids and make friends. She would even bring along her sand toys so she could share.
Once the two reached the park it was a fight to keep Juno patient enough to get her toys out of the bag and handed to her. She was ready to go as soon as she say the park. As soon as she got her toys she bolted to the sand box, leaving Lilith behind.
“Stay where I can see you Juno.” Lilith said to Juno as she ran towards the sandbox.
Lilith watched Juno interact with the other kids. She took to others like a fish does to water. Making friends left and right. She also seemed to be the peace keeper. Any time issues would come up between the kids she would calm them down. It was amusing to see this little girl calm down a rowdy group of boys.
As she watched the kids she was brought out of her thoughts by the sounds of leaves and sticks breaking. Turning her attention to the sound he eyes widened in shock.
“Father, wha-what are you doing here?” She stammered out.
“I’ve come to see you Lilith. I needed to see you.”
Lilith looked frozen at the man she called her father. After years of no contact or word between them he shows up and wants to talk.
“Why now? Why not before?” Was all she could say.
“I’ve made mistake Lilith, many mistakes. Most with you and how I let you leave without stopping you, or how I never tried to contact you. I regret that and everything else.”
“You can’t just show up to where I live and expect me to accept things. I wanted to leave and seek out my own life, but I thought as my father you would have said something, anything.”
“I wanted to, but didn’t know what to say. Your mother did the same thing before we met. She left her family and went out on her own to find herself.”
Hearing about her mother’s past and similarities between the two caused Lilith to lose the anger she had in her eyes and instead replaced it with a soft expression. She didn’t know the past of her mother very well. Only getting small details here and there form her father.
“I’m not asking you to come home or to change, I’m just here to talk and spend time with you again. If after I leave you want to nothing to do with me as your father I will respect that.” The man softly spoke.
Lilith didn’t know what to say to that. She loved her father and was angry he didn’t care to communicate with her or even visit her.
“I won’t push you away father and I want to keep in touch with you after this as well. Can you promise me that?”
“Yes Lily.” Hearing her childhood nickname cause Lilith’s mouth to form a small scowl. “I’ll keep in touch and even visit.
“Good, now come sit. I still have my job to do and I can’t have my head turned away.”
With that her father took a seat next to her on the bench. It was a quiet few minutes before her father turned to Lilith and saw her looking and waving back to a child that was waving to her.
“Is that child yours?” Her father asked.
“No-no. She is a child I babysit. I’m a nanny. I take care of her for her father who works all day and into the night most days.”
“Well that’s good. Had me worried for a second.”
“Why would that worry you? I’m old enough to have children.” Lilith argued back.
“It’s not that. I just didn’t want to miss my grandchild’s life.”
Hearing that brought a blush to Lilith’s face. She wanted kids and always like being around them. In reality she thought of Juno as her pseudo daughter.
“So tell me about the child’s father since that blush on your face isn’t from a fever”. Teased her father.
“He’s a nice man that I’ve been seeing for a bit now. He’s the town’s blacksmith.” Hearing that part her father turned his head to listen to what his
daughter was saying.
“How long has he been in town?”
“Almost a year now.”
“You didn’t rush into anything did you?”
“No, it took a while. I started out taking care of Juno while he worked and traveled. Then after talking to him about his past and learning that his wife had died things changed.”
Something about this man his daughter was seeing was familiar but he couldn’t place what it was. He knew plenty of blacksmiths and even hired a few of them to work at his home for various amounts of time.
“When can I meet this many my daughter is seeing?”
“Well, you might be able to see him tonight when he picks up Juno. It’s actually an early night and he’s coming for dinner.” Lilith said with a blush.
“Good. I want to see how well you can cook. If you marry this man he’ll need fed.” Her father said smirking at the blush that adorned Lilith’s face.
After their talk they both sat a watched Juno play with the other kids. They talked about the times they both missed and talked about old memories.
“I’m heading out Oliver. Make sure to lock things up when you leave. You can have the next few days off as well.”
“Why thank you master, didn’t know I was doing such a good job.” Oliver replied with a sarcastic smirk.
“Funny, I could just change that to overtime for the next week and tell your wife you wanted it.”
“That’s what I thought. Anyways I’ll see you later.” Enzo said as he walked out of the shop door.
“YEAH YEAH, JUST REMEMBER WHO WORKS THE MOST!!!!”
Nobody replied to his screaming that out, but he knew Enzo heard him.
“Father can you help me with this last part of dinner?”
“Sure, but what about Juno?”
“She’s a good girl. She’ll play by herself.” Lilith said with a soft smile.
“That must be nice? Most children her age are running rampant causing mass chaos.”
“She is always this way. She’ll stay and play with her toys and only make noise when she needs something.”
“Her father must be happy she’s behaved?”
“He is, but he works a lot so he doesn’t see all the little things she does. He’s missed a lot.”
“He’s the man of the house so it’s bound to happen. He has to provide and protect. He hired you after all.”
Lilith didn’t respond but a smile crept onto her face. It was the truth; Enzo could have hired anyone to take care of his daughter. There are a few other nannies in town with more experience than her.
“Okay, just a little more and we’ll be done with dinner. Keep stirring and I’ll set the table and get Juno ready.”
Done giving her father the instructions for dinner, Lilith got the items to set the
table. After that she went to get Juno and get her ready for dinner.
Hearing the knock on the door she walked with Juno to the door.
“Hi little one”
“This is your house you don’t have to knock.”
“I wanted to, as a surprise. Plus I knew you and Juno would greet me.” Enzo said leaning down to give Lilith and Juno both kisses.
Blushing Lilith turned her head away before she spoke.
“Stop that we have guests.”
“Oh really? It’s not that slacker Oliver is it?”
“What Oliver slacking? No way it’s not him.”
“Good, because he’s working overtime. But anyway, who is it.”
“Well it’s my father.”
“Hmm interesting. So when did he get here?”
“Today, he just kind of showed up and we talked.”
“That’s good. Is everything okay between you two then?”
“Yes. We talked things out at the park while Juno was playing. I invited him to dinner so you two can meet.”
“So I have to meet the father of the women I’m with?”
Blushing Lilith’s looked into Enzo’s eyes. “I didn’t think about it like that but yes.”
“Sounds good, where is he?”
“Watching the food, come step inside I’ll go get him.”
With that Enzo stepped inside and Lilith went to the kitchen to get her father so the two could meet. Enzo enjoyed the small amount of time he had with his daughter. Before it would last he heard footsteps coming his way.
“Enzo, this is my father Marcus.” At mention of her father’s name Enzo’s smile faded away to a hateful scowl. His eyes showed rage and his body shook.
“Father this is my boyfriend ….”
“You son of a bitch, it’s you. I remember you.” Enzo spat out.
“I have no clue as to who you are, but you better watch your tongue boy.”
“Fuck you, I know you. You employed me a few years ago to do some iron work at your property. I stayed there for a few months.” Enzo’s voice cracking at the details.
“Ah yes I remember you now, you do great work.” Marcus replied calmly and almost oblivious to what Enzo was getting at.
“You also remember that servant girl that you employed that was around my age, the one that ran away?”
Marcus’s eyes widened as he remembered that girl “I do remember her….”
“The girl that was murdered recently?” Enzo screamed out as he lunged
towards the older man.
“Enzo stop this, don’t hurt him.” Lilith tried to stop Enzo from attacking her father.
“Get the fuck away from me, don’t touch me. This man is your father?”
“Yes he’s my father, but he didn’t do anything to you. Why are you attacking him?” Lilith yelled back to Enzo.
Through all this fighting and yelling Juno sat quietly and watched. She was far too young to understand but she sensed her father’s sadness and began to get upset.
“D-didn’t do anything to my? Why don’t you ask him about that girl? The girl that worked for him that ran away and was murdered. Why don’t you ask him all about that. I’m sure your father wouldn’t lie to his own blood would he?”
Enzo spoke out with a venomous tone.
After that outburst everything was silent, only breathing and Juno fidgeting could be heard. Three adults stop looking at one another in an almost trance like state. Two of which were in pure anger and another torn between confusion and love. The silence didn’t last long.
“I’m taking Juno with me and staying at the Inn. I want this piece of shit gone by tomorrow.” Without looking towards Lilith as he walked away with Juno. Turning his head before he walked out of the door. “You’re also fired. I don’t need someone related to him watching my child.” Turning back around and walking out the door Enzo wasn’t coming back anytime soon or calming down.
A look of shock and sadness adorned Lilith’s face. What was supposed to be a nice dinner with her old family and possibly her new family turned into a fight between those two families. Stuck in the middle of everything was Lilith. She wasn’t privy on any of these details that just came up.
“Well that went worse than I thought. I figured you would pick better companions.” Her father said smugly.
“It’s ok. Now you can move back home.”
“Why aren’t you saying anything to me? Didn’t you just hear what he said?”
“Yes father I heard and I don’t know what to do.”
“Let’s sit and eat the dinner you made. We can talk about this later.”
Both headed into the kitchen to prepare dinner so they could eat. For a while it was silence as Lilith moved about finishing things up.
Now they were sitting at the table in more silence as they both at. Lilith had a lot of things running through her mind and her father was part of her thoughts. She wanted to ask about that girl and why it made Enzo so angry.
“Lilith, forget everything that happened to night and enjoy our reunion.”
“Sure, but after we talk.”
“Okay, would do you want to talk about?”
The silence crept back in as Lilith gained her courage back. It was hard to question a family member and even more someone you care about. But she needed to get this out into the open.
“Father…. what was the name of that girl and what happened to her?”
231 views posted 10 Jun 2014, 08:28
Oh yes I'm the great pretender...▼24 comments
The smile I wear is painted perfectly...
The shine of my blues eyes mirrored beautifully...
My voice recorded in perfect harmony and sound...
My mask is a work of art...
Fooling all those around...
Oh yes I'm the great pretender...
My emotions hidden behind falsehoods....
My truths bottled up...
My lies let loose upon the world...
Oh yes I'm the great pretender...
My mask will never break...
My frown will never be seen...
My dull eyes will never see the sun...
The cry in my voice will be silent...
Oh yes I'm the great pretender...
Oh yes I'm the great liar...
Oh yes I'm the great denier...
Oh yes I'm not okay.... For I am The Great Pretender.....
245 views posted 07 Jun 2014, 07:02
Ha you've been tricked but you will now see the wonders of nature at it's best. No crappy blogs where users fight about stupid comments, no this is NATURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!▼39 comments
From the beginning we say a nest, a nest that eventually started moving and making noises. Small chirps similiar to begging. Since I have a hideous fear of heights(anything over 2 feet off the ground scares me) my sister decided to climb the ladder to see our new guests.
To her any my surprise the little nest was filled with not 2, not 3, but 4, 4!!!! baby birds. All begging for food.
It was funny. She said as she got closer to the nest the babies perked up and got into feeding position.
She took a few pictures but the parents were getting restless and started circling like vultures waiting for something to die. So we backed off and watched them feed.
For the next few weeks we watched them grow and get bigger. At times the the nest was so small that all 4 were almost always falling out of the nest. Then it was time to leave the nest. I didn't see them leave but I made a new friend.
Behold..... Mr. Diddles
Mr. Diddles decided to keep an eye on things and watch me for 6 or so hours.
I was allowed by Mr Diddles to get as close as 6 inches before he chirped STRANGER DANGER, STRANGER DANGER!!!!. But even so he stay and watched me. Making faces and tilting his head when I appeared from the garage.
Now Mr. Diddles is gone and so are his kin. Off into the world to find other birds and make more birds, shit on cars and be play things for cats. I will always remember Mr. Diddles.....
149 views posted 12 May 2014, 01:04
What it's about?
Man oh man what is it about? Oh yeah planes and what not.... No really it is oh and a boy seeking revenge. The premise is pretty much about revenge against someone who took away his way of life and family.
Why I recommend it?
Romance, planes and action. One of my most revered genres is romance and this has it in buckets. A major thing that drew me to this was the action and depth of story. Intertwined with the romance is a heavy story with a load of plane fighting. There are sad moments, happy, angry and many other emotions wound up into this small package of twelve episodes.
What I wish it had.
As always... more. This needs more episodes to it. Twelve is too short and it does show. Even an OVA showing the future would be worth it.
The Pilot's Love Song Trailer
220 views posted 29 Apr 2014, 21:40
New story idea. Based on Naruto.▼13 comments
… thump thump… thump thump... thump thump…
“It’s time boy. Rise and bare your teeth to those that stand in your way. Extend your claws and rip flesh from bone. Devour their souls you whelp!” spoke a dark nefarious voice in the back of my mind.
“Why? Why do I need to hurt them? Why is it me that has to? They didn’t do anything to me.”
With all the anger and rage swirling around my mind my body was moving on its own like it was drawn to its victims. As my steps grew a bloodied body came into view. The closer I got I began to make out that it was a woman. She was bleeding profusely from her stomach. Her eyes were wide open, locking in the last sense of emotion she held before she died loss and fear.
Keeping my eyes on her face I froze in my steps. “I know that face, she-she is my...”
“Yes boy, she was your lover. They murdered her, slaughtered her to get to you. Punished her for your sins, your rage.”
She was my lover. She was innocent, why do this to her? I couldn’t say anything as I bent down to close her eyes. No one should face death with eyes froze open. Facing death should be done in peace.
“What are you doing boy, slaughter them. Look at them smirking, waiting for you to fall in line so they can cage you. Brand you as theirs to do their bidding. They took her from you, they left you alone. That’s not even the worst of it.” The voice spoke with a more devilish tongue
“What do you mean they did something worse? Isn’t murdering her enough? TELL ME WHAT DID THEY DO!!!!” I screamed out
“Easy boy, they did the last thing they could to control you. They destroyed your child, the one you and your lover had made. She was pregnant.”
“She was pregnant, why didn’t she tell me?”
“She was afraid you would worry boy. Afraid you’d push her away to protect her. In the end she died anyway, foolish humans.” The voice taunted
My body started to shake with rage. The longer I looked at her body the more it shook. My eyes trailed down to her stomach where the biggest wound was. They knew, they knew…..
“THEY KNEW DIDN’T THEY? YOU KNEW SHE WAS PREGNANT DIDN’T YOU!”
“We did demon. We knew and we made sure you could spawn more demons.”
“We killed your whore and your spawn and now we need to kil…….”
Before the man could finish his head fell to the ground as his body crumpled down to follow.
“Ho – how did you do that? I couldn’t see anything.” The frightened killer stuttered out nervously.
The boy standing next to the fresh dead body with his back turned to last of the two men brought his right hand up to the air and in a quick swipe rid his enlarged claw of his enemies blood.
“Do it boy, show them, show this village what a true demon can due. Unleash me, I will give you my powers do destroy them all.”
“N-n-no I can’t. I can’t hurt them. Most of them are innocent.”
“Foolish boy, none of them are innocent. How long were you tormented? How long were you made to suffer? How long til they stopped? Did they show your lover, your child any mercy of being innocent? No they took and took from you, purged you of all your happiness. They did this, all of them, ALL OF THEM!!!!” Roared the voice
During the inter conversation the boy was having he failed to notice the arrival of his friends and the Hokage, followed by ANBU.
“Naruto, what happened here?” Asked the Hokage
Looking around at the carnage of the dead bodies the Hokage noticed a girl was down on the ground with her stomach torn out. Sending over her medics to check on her she remembered who the girl was.
“Sakura get everyone back and stay back. When it’s clear see to the retrieval of that girl over there.” She ordered out.
“Hai, Hokage-sama, but who is that girl?” Sakura asked.
“Her name is Rikka. She is Naruto’s wife. “
“Wife? He was married? When did this happen?”
“They weren’t technically married, but there were to be soon.”
Looking over at the body of Rikka, Sakura gave a sad smile. She didn’t know her friend and teammate had a girlfriend and was to be married.
Breaking Sakura out of her thoughts was the sound of shouts from the medics.
“Hokage-sama, there is two signs of chakra in this girl.” This caused Tsunadae and Sakura to run over to the medics.
“It can’t be, move.” Shouted the Hokage.
Placing her hand over the stomach of Rikka, her hand started to glow green. After a few tense minutes the glow dissipated and the Hokage stood up slowly showing no emotions. When she faced her team her eyes showed a pain and sadness in them.
“Hokage-sama, what is it? Why was there signs of two chakra’s on the girl?” Sakura asked quietly.
Not getting an answer immediately Sakura was about to push for one when an ominous chakra spiked in the area. All heads shot towards the source to see Naruto now turned facing everyone. He face twisted in a snarl showing his fangs. His eyes blood red, glaring at the medics near Rikka. His body language was calm and collected, but his eyes showed rage and hate. The Hokage picked up on this and stood her ground spiking her own chakra. “Everyone get back now. Medics fall back behind us now!!!” She knew what was happening and there was no way to stop it. The chakra from Naruto was spiking even higher as time went on.
Sensing the medics had cleared out the Hokage called for ANBU to flank her sides and put up a barrier around them. Sakura stayed close to Rikka, but not close enough to earn a glare from a raging Naruto.
“Naruto, what happened to Rikka? Did you do this?” The Hokage asked.
“Naruto please answer me, did you do this?”
“Naruto as your Hokage, ANSWER ME NOW?”
“They did, THEY DID THEY DID THEY DID!!!” A demonic voice bellowed out from Naruto.
“That man that was dead? He did it? Or this one?” The Hokage said grabbing the man by his collar and lifting him up. As she did this she watched as Naruto’s eyes followed the man and his rage grew. His chakra spiked even more when he came into view of the man’s smirking face.
“That’s all I need to know.” Was all the Hokage said as she wound up and tossed the man towards Naruto.
As the man hit the ground in front of the raging boy, chakra spiked again to dangerous levels.
“What are you doing? Are you letting him kill me? I did everyone a favor and rid the village of the demon spawn. Killed that whore so it won’t happen again, I should be praised!” The man screamed out.
“HAHAHAHA!!” Came a deep rage filled laugh.
All eye widened as Naruto form a Rasengan in his right hand. As it formed it shifted color from blue to red and black. The swirling ball of destruction grew to the size of a large grapefruit before Naruto took a dangerous step forward.
“RASENGAN ONI!!!” Naruto screamed out as he lunged towards the downed man. There was little he could do as the ball slammed into his head, obliterating it in a mess of skin and bone. The body flew back away from his as the shockwave spread out. As the dust settled the enraged Naruto was still spiking his chakra and looking around for something. His eyes settled on a retreating form of Sakura. His eyes caught a tuft of bright red hair and a dangling arm with a ring.
A menacing feral growl was heard as Naruto began to move again. He pace was slow and paced, like he was stalking his prey. He eyes stayed glued on the red hair as he moved. “Put her down” He growled out as his pace quickened.
The Hokage following his eyes caught that he was stalking Sakura. When the attack happened, she gave Sakura the word to grab Rikka and run. Now Naruto was thinking Sakura was an enemy.
“I said put her down.” His voice louder and deeper.
“Sakura stop and put Rikka down.”
Stopping in her tracks Sakura turned around to see Naruto coming at her with a Rasengan in his right hand. “PUT HER DOWN!” Unlike before when he attack the man, Naruto flashed to Sakura’s position ready to strike.
“Do it boy, strike her down. She’s trying to take your lover from you.”
“No, Sakura would never do that. She’s just protecting her from harm.”
“Foolish boy, were was this “Sakura” when your mate was alive? Where was she when those men murdered you child? WHERE WERE THEY!?”
So there it is, the base for a new story I've started.
76 views posted 09 Apr 2014, 01:18
What it's about?
A boy who after failing another entrance exam is walking around trying to cope with his failures. As he's walking he stumbles upon a girl who is being attacked. The girl grabs the boy and they start running. At that point he is unaware as to what she is and why she was being attacked.
Why I recommend it?
BOOBIES so many glorious BOOBIES!!!... Um it's got violence lots of it... No really it's good. Besides the obvious it has a great story. The fight scenes are superbly animated and flow very well. The scifi element that ties everything together is thought out nicely as well. You have to get over all the male oriented things to get to whats it's about, but when you do it'll be worth it. And yes there is romance, dug that's why I watched it.... yeah the romance was why...
What I wish it had.
More episodes per season. With two season at 13 episodes a peice it can at times seemed rushed. This in turn leaves you wanting more. Charactor development would have been great for non "main charactors". The main charactors are nicely developed but the other charactors while developed somewhat, leave more to be included. Oh yeah, they better release a thrid season or heads will roll!!!!
256 views posted 05 Apr 2014, 19:43
One day I was celebrating the coming of spring.▼28 comments
For you see I love dandelions. The prettiest weed of them all. The bright yellow that shines like the sun. The mini fields of heaven that spring up anywhere. That's what I love.
While I was gallivanting around the dandelion fields I stumbled upon a box.
What kind of box you say? The box of all boxes, the creeper box.
Looking at the box I got this urge to put it on. And on I put it.
Putting on the Creeper box was odd at first. I thought I maybe gained powers, but I was mistaken. I started to hate all other flowers.
None looked the same to me. They all were ugly.
Then I spotted a yellow spot in my yard. Walking over to that spot I found my love.
I reached down and picked a dandelion and brought it to my creeper nose. I could smell the flower as bright as the day.
Here here you try.....
104 views posted 04 Apr 2014, 02:51
What it's about?
A boy who lost his memories in an accident while waiting to confess his feelings to a girl he likes. He attends college and his memories and life start to return.
Why I recommend it?
This is the first recommendation I've written for an anime that is this new. It just ended matter of fact. Honestly in the beginning I was skeptical, because too many times romance with his kind of drama end up with an awful ending. But this one surprised me. The ending was superb and was exactly how it should have ended. While at times you feared that the ending would not be good, it changes into what the ending is now. The story is another reason why I like it. It may not be %100 original, but it was scripted nicely. The romance was added in nicely and even the comedically force romance was great.
What I wish it had.
Better second tier character development and inclusion. The main characters were shown and you knew about them in almost every facet that you could. The second tier characters weren't as lucky. Most times you learned very little about them, but just enough for you to remember them. There was even two side romances not really delved into that could have made this anime longer. Season two perhaps?
Golden Time Trailer
278 views posted 23 Mar 2014, 21:52
My mind is lashing out at me.
Telling me to look away.
Telling me to walk away.
Telling me it'll be okay.
My soul is leaving me.
For reasons I hate to admit.
I'm too weak.
I'm too kind.
I have no anger.
I have no aggression.
I wear that mask that gives all that I don't possess.
My heart is holding me.
Cracking under the pressure.
Breaking from what I can't have.
Bleeding not for my body to live but for my feelings that are escaping.
My body trembles.
Making me cold.
Eyes bouncing form shimmering blue to dull in a matter of moments.
Mouth closed keeping the words I need at bay.
My love sits chained.
Locked away form being felt.
Once a bright sun like creation, now nothing more than an eclipse.
Regret fill the once empty spaces.
Mistakes upon mistakes are building up like bricks of a wall.
My pride keeps me here.
You used to do that.
My tears fall.
Many tears at every thought.
You caused them to fall.
Every image causes a wave.
I don't listen to my mind and watch.