Like the Phoenix, I have risen from the ashes.
And into my fire, you shall fall.
It was warm for September in NewYork. The normal touch of crispness was absent from the air, even at 3am. The city itself was still awake, but just barely. Most of the bright lights were off, and would remain off untill 5. 'NewYork,' she thought, 'the only city in the world where dawn itself is controled by an electrician.' She smiled to herself. There was beauty here, almost a kind of magic in this time of night.
She shifted slightly, and felt the pressure on the palm of her hand equlize. The world looked odd upsidedown, she decided, so that the city became the sky. But then, it was an odd perch; 200 feet up precariously balanced on one hand, on the head of a stone gargoyle. She reached up with her free hand and grabbed both ankles, pulling them down so that her back arched, and her spine streached.
She pushed the images of the city away, untill all she saw in her mind was what she was doing now. She smiled, feeling a blanket of peace wrap around her, forcing her to relax,even as she balanced. Slowly, the noise around her dulled, untill the only thing she heard was the sound of her own heartbeat.
Not far away, on a high rooftop, four figures sparred. Katanas and Sai's flashed in the starlight, and the steady whirr of a bow staff and nunchuchs was constant.
Well, you only need to see the episode "Space Seed" from the original series, and the movie "The Wrath of Khan" to understand this new movie. Ok, so Benedict Cumberbatch is no Ricardo Montoban, but I LOVED him in that role! ~Sorry! Having a 'ardent female admirer' moment!~
Are you a GLEEK as well?! I know that song... 'Get it Right' So Leo!
I've never seen the original series, but all trekkies know that! I'm so 'cited to see it! I tear up at a ton of stuff, Mikarakat. So, my little sister had this MP3 player, and she dropped it by accident and it got run over my my neighbor's truck. She found it the next day, and she was upset. . . but I found it a few weeks later. It was in an old jewelry box in her dresser, on a bed of tissues, and when you opened it, a sad little lullaby would play. I started crying right there. It was just so sad! In fact, I'm tearing up right now. . . Dumb TC1! '
AT: I don't go much either. . . Costs of stuff are stupid. My grandparents went to see Ironman 3, said it was disappointing, but I still want to see it. It's very rare that a sequel, or even the word for a third movie that I can't remember is as good as the original. Look at 'Air Bud', 'Beethoven', 'Little Buddies'. . . Okay, those were all dog movies by Disney, but you get it. Haha. I still like watching them though. Sequels, not dog movies.
Whoa... That was Sid!!! I am shocked. I absolutely LOVE what you did with that! At first, I was all like, "who is that? Do I know what it is???" But I'm really glad that AT brought it up! Because I never would've known! I can't wait for your next chapter!
Mikaracat, that is good advice! My family and I are currently going through the original series of Star Trek, but we haven't gotten to the movies yet. Now I'm glad you told me!
I really loved the part in this last chapter when Leo said "A leader takes responsibility for his actions, and NEVER looks for excuses." It was just so...Leo. I was also surprised when his 'angry conscience' snapped at him; it was sudden, but it was so well done! But I think my favorite part was when you hinted at Obsidian, it was so perfect! I remember a chapter in TheCritic1's fanfic about her memories, and you inserted it so well.
Leonardo focused on his training, waiting for Donnie to come back and tell him that there had been nothing on his face; That everything that had happened on that roof-top had been all him. It was possible Kari had something to do with what happened, but he wasn't buying it. Yes, she'd manipulated him in the past, used his attraction to her as a weapon in her arsenal.
'But,' he thought, 'even Kari can't manipulate someone if she isn't there!' He frowned and sat down to meditate. 'Sensei want's to be able to blame her for what I almost did, but I can't. A leader takes responsibility for his actions, and NEVER looks for excuses.' He closed his eyes, took a deep breath, and tried to find his focus. What could he do? It wasn't something that could be undone.
"Sure..." His angry conscience snapped at him, "It would be nice if you could just back off, and say, 'I'm sorry' but you won't..." It continued, "God forbid the high-and-mighty Leonardo should admit he made a mistake!" He opened his eyes, and stood.
"That's the truth, isn't it?" He spoke out loud, and walked over to the tree in the dojo. He pressed his forehead against it, and inhaled deeply. "I screwed up. I made a bad call, and almost did something I would never be able to live with." He pushed back, and went towards the door. He never noticed the small figure behind the tree, watching him with a gaze and understanding far to old for her years.
Kunoichi15, that's a good setup for watching storms! I love watching storms, I'll just leave my deck door open and let the mist lightly wet my hair, watching the sky rumble and swirl in its upcoming proclamation...It gives me shivers thinking about it!
Wow, that was a beautiful description, Discovery7!!! It was amazing and breathtaking. You know, you could start a new story with the idea of rain behind it, or even use it for your Power of the Pen! You paint it so naturally, and it'd be sure to captivate audiences everywhere! Wow, this gives me inspiratation!!
Cariomario, it's also been super cold in my area, it stinks! Oh, and happy early birthday!! You're really 12 right now??? I seriously thought you were at LEAST 14! Wow, that's unbelieveable!
Your friend wrote on your book?? I'm be really mad if someone did that to mine, I like books! But that is funny you have so many funny nicknames, it sounds like a fun one to play with!
Mikaracat, I've been wanting to see that movie for so long!! I love Star Trek! You're right, May does seem to be a super busy month! Ugh...
This is amazing, Chips the great...it's better than I couldn't imagined, Phoenix's painting of herself. It's everything summed up and more! This is awesome!
TC1, oh, dear...I wish you luck with those reality shows! Well, you can always bug your parents to take you to see it again! I don't get to go to the theater much, mostly because of the expense, but I am really hoping my parents will take me to see "Iron Man 3"! It looks so cool!! Then again, I am able to drive...hmm...Nah, I hate driving!
Scout, I'm glad you're happy! That is fun to say, hahaha!! I think my favorite name to say is 'Joe'. I don't know why, it's just so much fun to say! Joe Joe Joe Joe ...
Phoenix looked at the finished painting, and shook her head. I looked nothing like what she'd expected, and parts of it even she didn't understand. The last few hours where a blur in her mind, not quite making sense. This had been the first time since Michelangelo had come into her life that she'd had to sever the connection she had to him. None of his thoughts, none of his feelings had been with her as she'd painted herself.
She'd missed it. Phoenix couldn't remember the last time she'd actually enjoyed company. For so long she'd focused on distancing herself from others, and now that she thought about it, it made her sick; How long had she spent being content to settle for existing rather than living? Her loneliness had been normal, something she'd been accustomed to, but Mike had reached inside her and changed that. It was starting to feel natural, smiling so much, and laughing, and... and just letting her heart accept that it could feel, whether it was joy or pain.
Maby it was the emotions that had shown in the painting that she didn't understand, She considered, there where so many she hadn't ever felt. She opened herself up to Mikey, and his thoughts came through crystal clear.
Caring. Worry. Protectiveness.... The last threw her. He thought she needed him to protect her? The sound of a bell dinging pulled her out of her revere. Givin the crazed mix of emotions bombarding her mind, it was a wonder that she heard her phone at all.
But. . . TELL ME HOW AWESOME IT IS, OKAY? I really want to see that movie, but my parents insist on them going out on a date and watching it together while we stay at my grandma's house and watch reality tv shows. . . Eep.
On a similar note, Today in english class, I was reading the book To Kill A Mockingbird When my friend Juliette took my book and colored the cover with highlighters! And then, she wrote "The Great and Powerful Cegan" in a really fancy style on the back! I am now only referred to as "The great and powerful Cegan" in school. I also have other nicknames like "Ceegs" or "Ceganator" and a lot more.
Ahh! I love storms!!! Mum lights a bunch of candles when the power goes out. It's nice.
Oh, and guess who got two needles and didn't have to call home for the first time??? THIS GUUURL!!! Now my Mum promised me a TMNT Donatello Flat Bill hat!!! YAY!
Wow, yeah, I guess thunderstorms can kinda be like a temper tantrum! It's been awfully cold around here for Philly, I was shivering during lacrosse practice today! Afterwards we had Whirled Peace, so it was okay. I had play practice afterwards until 6 because the play slam is on Saturday, my birthday! I'm finally turning 13! I'm also glad that my school is over in three weeks, but I have exams. Ugh. exams.
In my area, it rains too much, but after a long season of harsh winter, rain is my friend. I live in an apartment on the second floor, and when it rains, I can look out my screen door and/or my windows and see a heavenly glow to the mist that comes as the rain begins. The clouds are like an artist's palette of gray, different shades blending into one another in a watery fashion. Silver drops cascade down in a slant, leaving pearly beads on every plant. I have to agree, the rain makes the green of everything more vivid. The air is fresh and even. The smell is crisp and clear. Lightning flashes ripple across the skies, followed by booms of thunder. On rare occasions, I witness the sun shining at the same time. This makes everything light up in a cosmic glow, a power only the universe can hold.
Did you know that the temperature of lightning is hotter than the surface of the sun?
I LOVE thunderstorms!!!!!!!!! The harsh pounding of the rain on the roof seems to lull me to sleep, while my eyes grow heavy from watching the airborne fire... *sighs* It's too bad that I live in my mothers basement... (I'm joking really, I just wanted to have my own room. I've had to share it with my 2 sisters.) Every time my mom or dad tell me there might be a storm, I basically call dibs on the couch. I like to watch Harry Potter movies when I wait for the storm to come. Anyways, storms are the best EVER!!!!!
I luv storms too! I especially luv that smell that thunderstorms get at night. Yknow that mud/rain/growing stuff/lightning smell? Yes, lightning has a smell. It smells like ozone! I wish they made a perfume that smelled like a storm, I would wear it!
Leo, Leo, Leo! Sometimes you need a good smack in the head! You aren't responsible for the world, even if you think so.
"Now I feel that the weight of the world is on my shoulders; What can you do when your good isn't good enough, and all that you touch tumbles down?"