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*Zephyr's P.O.V.*

The day is still fresh in my mind.

It had been all over the news that a wanted violent criminal named Dante Sorrentino was now in the Temmerton area. Why he was here I didn't know. Maybe the high crime rate would let him blend in. Rumors about him had compiled as time went on. He had immigrated from Italy, and it was rumored that he was the son of a prostitute, was in a gang as a teenager, had been an alcoholic and a drug addict for a while, had trafficked drugs, and was known for several cases of brutal assault. It was said that he had even murdered two men and three women before. It was also mentioned that he may have had a woman in Italy, a lover or a girlfriend, but not much about that was said. He had reportedly assaulted and killed a few in Temmerton a week ago.

We were scared. All of us were. Crime and violence was so close to us, we could practically feel it. We rose at the crack of dawn, prepared for school, boarded the bus, and sat in the small desks with the eroded finish in the tight classrooms at school. It was the usual, nothing new, except that we trembled in fear through all of this. The classes seemed to drag on forever...and the last thing Heaven and I needed was a math test second period.
The air was so thick you could touch it. It carried a foreboding silence. I could feel every drop of moisture on my skin, every fiber in my body. I think everyone else could too.

It only heightened our anxiety to walk down the streets home, unguarded and vulnerable, on this unusually dark day with dim gray-violet, almost black, clouds covering the sky. It seemed that every time we heard of crime on the news, we would live in fear for at least a few days of it happening to one of us.

Heaven had her earphones in, as she loved music, and I had my arm around her, holding her close to me. If anything happened I would keep her safe.

The door creaked, nearly screeching, as I opened it. "We're home," I called.

But Emrhys and Briar were already sitting at the table and looking at us.

"We have something to tell you," Briar said.

I fell silent. Heaven paused, then asked Briar, "Are you...pregnant?"

Briar chuckled. "No. We just thought...since you have a long weekend coming could go to a concert." She held out two slips of paper.

Heaven and I eagerly took them. They were concert tickets to My Chemical Romance in Ashville!

"Thank you!" Heaven exclaimed, hugging Briar.

Briar laughed. "You're welcome."

"Yeah, thanks," I said, hardly able to contain my excitement myself.

"And really...we wanted to kind of...get you guys away from here...until things calm down," Briar explained.

Heaven and I nodded. We understood.


*Heaven's P.O.V.*

The next morning, the alarm on my phone rang at 4:30am, as I had set it to. I rolled out of bed, padded out of my dark room, and went into the tiny bathroom. The cheap lights mutilated my eyes when I turned them on. I squeezed my eyes shut a few times to protect them from the impact, and one of them watered. My hair was a hot mess as usual when I woke up in the morning. I turned on the shower and stepped in. Luckily I didn't have to bend down for the shower water to touch my head, but the water wasn't the warmest, and we all had to share one bathroom.

When I was done I looked in the slightly dirty mirror and took a comb through my hair. I dressed in a fuchsia t-shirt, jeans, and a white sweater that Briar had given me for Christmas once. Then I put on a little makeup. The mascara I wore was the cheap kind that would get under your eyes if you sneezed or something.

I was ready first, and had risen early this morning because I took longer than the rest of my brothers.

When Emrhys, Briar, and Zephyr were ready, we got in the car and left for the Ashville, where we would go to a hotel and be seeing My Chemical Romance in two days.

After Emrhys and Briar dropped us off there, we went to Zephyr's hotel room.

"Wow..." Zephyr said, looking around. "This is better than home!"

I laughed. "You think so?"

"Yeah! Look at it!" he said.

"Well, yeah, it could look nicer than home but, you know...home is home. It's where family is, where all the memories are created," I noted.

Zephyr smirked at me. "You've always been the sentimental type. Your room is next door, you know."



Zephyr came into my hotel room later. "Hey, I raided the vending machine."

He released an armful of at least twenty bags of chips and candy bars on my bed and flopped onto the other bed.

"I just finished Finding Carter," I told him. "Shark Tank is on now."

"Cool, let's watch it," he said.

Zephyr ended up falling asleep in my room. We had eaten all of the chips and candy. I left the TV blaring. We were just having fun together as siblings. Nothing was bothering or threatening us. We were going to have the time of our lives tomorrow night at the MCR concert.

I smiled just at how normal and safe it felt.
Poison - Chapter 2
EDIT: I super-mega-ultra edited this. Same goes for Chapter 3 and the whole story, really. Before, it just wasn't going in the direction I wanted it to. Hopefully now it will.

EDIT 2: I attached what would have been Chapter 3 to this chapter, because when I wrote Chapter 3 in my it ended up being really short, so I figured I could just attach it to this chapter. Hopefully this chapter isn't extraordinarily long now.

Whenever I write this, though, I feel like I'm doing something wrong...and I hope I'm not ^^;

Emrhys and Briar sent Zephyr and Heaven to Ashville so they could get away from Dante...ohhhh what happens next will be so ironic :devilish:
I know I just posted a status and I will try not to abuse the new status update feature, I promise! But YouTube ads feel like they absolutely have to show me horror movie trailers...does that happen to anyone else? Now apparently there's a clown horror movie coming out this year and I was like, "Ok, that image is going to give me nightmares..." :fear:
13,000 PAGEVIEWS! :dummy: Thank you everyone!!! :bow:
deviantART seriously looks more like Facebook now :| Also, I want to pick up on my story "Poison" but...the first few chapters aren't what I want the story to be...I'll see what I can do.
Heaven Tessier by StrongButGentle
Heaven Tessier
NAME: Heaven Tessier
AGE: 17
BIRTHDAY: October 13
EYE COLOR: violet
HEIGHT: 5'4"
WEIGHT: 120 lbs

Sarah Tessier (mother, deceased)
James Tessier (father, deceased)
Emrhys Aberdeen (adoptive brother)
Briar Aberdeen (sister-in-law)
Jared Aberdeen (adoptive brother)
Tristan Aberdeen (adoptive brother)
Zephyr Aberdeen (adoptive brother)

See Chapter 1 of "Poison" :)

EDIT: Ok, so...In the back of one of the Black Butler volumes, Yana Toboso said that no matter how much she tries, she so far can't draw Sebastian exactly how she envisions him. I've experienced that with Heaven. This is my third time attempting to draw her. I think this is as close as she will get to the Heaven in my mind's eye, as she's pretty close. :thanks:
  • Mood: Amused
  • Listening to: Leaves' Eyes ~ Norwegian Lovesong
  • Eating: Chinese food
  • Drinking: iced tea
So, I haven't been online much because I haven't had wifi for a while :| But I'm back!! :D I've missed four Carciphona pages and probably even more Strays pages, so I should check on those. For art, I have "Sensitivity - WIP" to finish, a drawing called "Meivia's Secret" (;)) in mind, and I think I got my muse back for my story "Poison" :eager: For "The Teen Blackbird Diaries," I'll wait until Calliope comes back (:|), and maybe do some drawings for it and "The Chibi Blackbird Diaries."

Schoolwork has also been very demanding as always, this time in the form of some math work to get caught up in and a college essay to finish by Wednesday :worry:

Oh and my eighteenth birthday is the 29th...:O

EDIT: So apparently there are four new Strays pages and no new Carciphona pages; Shilin is at an artist alley yet again. She might give us a double update next week, though :) 
Oh and does Shilin's Tumblr keep crashing for anyone else?? I've been on my iPad, still with iOS 7, just going to on both Safari and Google Chrome and it crashes every time~ :| I don't know what to do.
Btw I don't think I'll be doing my Halloween contest this year. It's already the middle of October and I'm just too busy :| I'm sorry.

EDIT 2: Holy crap. What happened to deviantART??? What is this??? ...:facepalm: Ughhh.

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I'm a dreamer and an artist just like all of you . . .

I have been drawing since I was six years old. I didn't think much of my drawings, but my classmates were stunned by them. I drew a pair of pink Converse sneakers when I was nine years old, and my mom was so amazed she got me to sign it and made copies of it to everyone she knew. Then she consigned me to a ton of art courses in drawing, painting, and a little of ceramics at Attleboro Art Museum in Rhode Island.
Art is a natural talent and a gift. Sports have different seasons, school ends eventually, but art stays with you forever.
To me, music and art are the most beautiful and compelling forms of self-expression and catharsis. Art is the breath of life in me; it is my passion, my joy, and my sanctuary. I draw and write whenever I feel the pull - I have much more time in the summer, but despite school, workload, and stress, I draw and write in between. I also sometimes devote half a night or a whole night to staying up to draw or write.

I mostly do photography, anime art, fan art, realistic drawings, and literature. I have over 400 art pieces, I am the founder of Ran-maoFC and I update my journal entry every few days to weekly :)


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ladyjudina Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Love by DigithalieThank you very much for the +fav Love by DigithalieClarice by KmyGraphicHave a nice week!
StrongButGentle Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, thank you for the :+fav:! :D
8bitisawesome Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Thanks for faving the Latte shot. :heart:
StrongButGentle Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome :D It was cool :aww:
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Thanks again for faving, I really appreciate your support, glad you like my pics. :)
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You're welcome :D
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8bitisawesome Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014
Thanks. Just  a spontaneous shot. I didn't make the design btw, just took the pic.
TSSOCM Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you for the Watch!!!

StrongButGentle Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, thank you for the watch!! :D
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Thx lovely Meredith! :+fav:… :rose:
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