Sunday, February 10, 2013

Aretha Tesla: Freedom

I woke on cold, unfamiliar ground. My sight was blurred, and I was too sore to move without pain from some pat of my body, so I closed my eyes again and laid back down.What was I doing to make me this sore...? Oh, that's right. I sprinted the entire length of a forest, sat on a small, cramped plane for a few hours, then continued running all the way to Zafria's house...

And then I beat her senseless. Well. That was certainly an interesting day. At least I hadn't killed her. The corner of my lip twisted into an empty half-smile. No matter how much I had hurt her, the Grand Mage was still alive. For the first time ever, I thanked God for my lack of endurance.

I decided I really should get up and at least find out where I was. I pushed myself up and forced my eyes open, and after blinking a few times, the bluriness went away. I was at the American Sanctuary in New York, locked in a cell. How ironic that the assasin was now trapped in the very place she held her occasional survivors- the ones she was supposed to bring in alive. There weren't many.

But why hadn't the Grand Mage killed me? I've caused her enough trouble sending her back to Ireland. And she knows I killed my family, too. That's homocide. Oh well- whatever reasons there were to keep me alive probably made sense in her head, and I had no say in the matter. Why bother to even waste my time thinking about it? So I let myself lay back down and fall asleep, hoping that the warden might forget to feed me, so I could die of thirst.


  1. From the slightly frazzled brain of Fabienne Vi S (With Florence + the Machine stuck in my head!)
    Yay, Ari stilll sort of exists!!!!...not really, though. Don't die!!! [Sings] A falling star fell from your pen (or keyboard) and landed in my eyes. I screamed aloud as it tore through them, and now it's left me blind...

    Really weird song...

    I liked that I could feel Ari's voice in this one, how she's still in there, not fighting Mevolent, exactly, but not totally giving in, either. Even her hopelessness adds a bit of hope... It shouldn't, but it does.

    Also, I have 'Cosmic Love' stuck in my head from accidentally selecting 'repeat song' and not bothering to change it! Also, dance class!

    Sorry, that was a bit random.

    1. You're catching on to something important... Very clever of you. I mean, I had to give you people some hope, or you wouldn't stay emotionally invested in the plot...
      It's somewhat challenging to write my voice this way- It's like I'm unfeeling but still feeling at the same time... It is an interesting experience, however, and more true to the plot and to myself. I mean, the only reason I became so numb to begin with was because I couldn't fight back. Mevolent- though it'd be more technically correct to say Rosa- put me in a very dark place with no way out. I was literally living my worst nightmare. I don't recommend it.

    2. Nor do I... Death is dead inside!!!! Mwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

      (Sorry, I got kinda bored...)

    3. Fabi will try not to try it, then.

    4. *nodes* yes it's not fun being dead inside or being broken! *nodes* but I'm getting better now! (Note this is not in the MC story it's before) ... I kneed to write more! But I bame senior school for that