All I Wanna Do . . .

Kenny Lattimore – Stay On Your Mind

Flashbacks of their time brought a crooked smile to his lips.  She certainly left her mark in his thoughts, filling his senses with a heady high.  It was like feeling the rumble of a human earthquake just under the surface of his skin.  The more his thoughts replayed the unmaking of their bed, the more oxygen he needed in his lungs.

Then she stirred, and he laid back over top of her languid body,  their limbs intermingling, and then he found evidence that he stayed on her mind too.


POSE:
Ardent Poses – Unreleased Single Male Pose

BRODERICK is wearing:
Necklace: [MANDALA]OKAKI necklace
Bracelets: [MANDALA]Okaki Bracelet Black
Pants: ::GB:: loose belt pants black

2 Rules

Two Rules to Live By:
1. Don’t tell everyone everything you know.


POSE:
Ardent Poses – Downtown Man 1

BRODERICK is wearing:
Suit: [Deadwool] The Dandy
Hair: Stealthic Like Lust
Necklace: [MANDALA] HARAMITA
Bag: Soul Identity bag no strap v3 c4 @ Men Only Monthly until April 15

SET DESIGN:
NAI // Italia GT // 2014 // v1
BUENO-After Hours Loft Building -Regular
BUENO-Mulder Loft Building-Gray
BUENO-Mulder Loft Building-Regular

I’m a Bad Man

“Made my own playbook, got no rules in it.”
Pitbull: Lyrics in Bad Man


POSE:
<K&S> Brian. pose 1 @ Men Only Monthly until Jan. 15

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: *ARGRACE* SHIROGANE
Shirt: Cold Ash TYLER Tank Top (Classic)
Pants: Cold Ash RILEY Straight Jeans
Shoes: Cold Ash JERICHO Desert Boot (Dark) – COLD ASH
Tattoo: .Identity. Body Shop [Jungle King]
Necklace: [MANDALA]HARAMITA
Cuffs: [ hoorenbeek ] Leather Cuff – Men

SET DESIGN:
URBAN JUNGLE City Filler 4 & 5
URBAN JUNGLE Broken Chairs (for the smoke)
[New Age Industries] R-Four “Revive”
aa Build & Design Fire
Neotoy Mesh Gas Can Weathered

They Didn’t Know

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They didn’t know…
They didn’t know what he knew…
They didn’t see it from where he stood…
They didn’t feel it like he did…
They didn’t know…

And now, it was too late.

Playing: Jonathan Thulin – Graveyard


POSE:
<K&S> ~Chipi~ pose 2

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: Exile::Unravel (messy)
Ears: [MANDALA] Steking Ears Season5
Beard: Ooh-la-licious/Heavy Goatee 2/Omega Applier
Suit: Noble Creations [NC] – Knight SET (Armor Pauldrons, Arms Armor, Dress) @ We ❤ Roleplay until Oct. 31
Sword: RO – The Quest – King and Queen – RARE
Horse: RO – The Quest – Galahad – RARE
Embers: {anc} leaping sparks {red}

Extent of Concern

What can I say?
When I’ve already said a lot of nothing?
Oh that’s right…
You wanted something…
Something…

Here.

“I’m moving on
I’m getting paid
I’m on my own
I had some space to deal with it
I’m moving on
It’s getting late
Go and grab someone and find a place to deal with it

Yeah, don’t even try
Can’t fuck up my vibe
Double cuppin’ in the ride
Motherfucker, don’t play with me”

Halsey: Don’t Play


POSE:
<K&S> ~Rich~ pose 2

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: Stealthic Like Lust
Ears: [MANDALA] Steking Ears Season5
Eyes: IKON Triumph Eyes – Denim
Skin: *Birth* Troy @ Men Only Monthly until Oct. 15
Hoodie: etham – Julius Muscle Tank w/ Hoodie @ Men Only Monthly until Oct. 15

ON LOCATION:
Vimmershavn

If You Were Waiting . . .

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“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.”
– Paulo Coelho –


POSE:
<K&S> Next to the wall ~ poses 9 – pose 1

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hat: Couture Chapeau – CC Essex Linen Fedora {Charcoal}
Glasses: Fleebish! Reading Glasses Tape
Facial Piercings: RealEvil Industries Rebel Face Piercings
Rings: [MANDALA] Sinra Rings Season3-male
Suit: Suit: [ hoorenbeek ] Mesh Fitted Suit – Black w/ bowtie and striped shirt add-ons

LOCATION:
Elysion

-[Bayde & Ori]- Something’s Afoot

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Bayde began to hit his knees, exhausted from his journey back home.  Letting out a thick breath despite the crisp air around him.  He began to strip pieces of his armor and weapons off of him.   Once he was done, he dropped his head back a moment, closed his eyes, and took in and let out another deep breath.  Once he opened his eyes, he was looking right up the nose of his new friend.  “Yeah yeah I know… You’re probably thirsty.  We’ll get you something soon. I promise.”

Understanding, it sauntered off beside him.  Bayde sat back up straight, and mindlessly took his sword out of it’s sheath.  He held the blade up, admiring it’s shine in some places and dinginess in others.  After a few minutes passed, his eyes fixated on the brush in front of him as his thoughts went to his discovery of treason within the counsel.  The Elven King; Ori’Ziya’s father, was running him around from one kingdom to the next.  His orders were always something like “Smooth this over with them,” “Make them understand,” or “Find out….”  Some of the situations Bayde was put into were complex and almost incomprehensible. Although he was no longer human, he was still the same man he was before.  Bayde knew how to be loyal, dependable…. And wary.

Ori was keeping his new home up for him while he was away.  Bayde wouldn’t allow himself a moment to admit that he liked the thought.  To him it was purely sensible.  Looking to his right he watched the rare unicorn grazing quietly.  That was an interesting story; how he acquired the unicorn.  Bayde was about halfway through his journey home when a light whirring turned into a loud buzz as a band of unseelie fairies worked to trap Bayde on the road.  He honestly thought he was about to be served up as the main course of the evening.  His hands and arms were wound tight against him as he was roped with course and thorned vines.  When he stopped struggling, out of breath from trying to snap the vines and break free, he looked up to find wide-eyed fairies looking past him and backing away.  Then, suddenly, a cold, very wet…… nibble to his ear.  Bayde tried not to look surprised, since it was obviously attacker repellent at the moment, and calmly, he had turned to face a gorgeous white unicorn.  Needless to say, the fairies revered him and set him free.  Getting the unicorn to follow him home in front of them so they wouldn’t tie him up again though was another story.

Breaking his reverie, Bayde stood up and slid his sword back into it’s sheath.  Clucking for the animal to come to him, he petted it’s long face and smiled.  Turning towards the hill he was pretty sure he saw some movement…. That had to be Ori.

He began to walk towards the hill, and just as they crested over, he caught her white hair and gown against the bright white snow.  Smiling as he saw her look up, and smile at him and the unicorn.  Ori looked only a moment at Bayde before turning her attention to the animal and asked, laughing, “What have you got here?”

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Getting up from the ground, she walked towards them and the unicorn whinnied and stomped it’s hoof when she reached up to pet the animal’s face.  Being an elf, Ori wasn’t one to usually show too much emotion, but Bayde swore her eyes lit up and was enjoying the smile on her lips.  Just as she began to ask, “How did you –,” he cut her off, realizing she would begin to question his visit too.

“A rare mount for one who is equally as rare.”  Giving her one of his smiles, he nodded up at the unicorn, “Hop on.  Let’s go home.”

The unicorn nodded its head as though it understood, and Ori mounted up. “Bayde,” she began to say. “You shouldn’t go back to Court.  Not yet.  You don’t have many friends there.”

He sighed to himself, quietly, his face thankfully turned away from her as he led them both home.  He chose not to respond… He simply didn’t have the words yet.  In usual Ori’Ziya fashion though, him not answering didn’t deter her, and she pressed on.  “There have been whispers of treasonous acts and making you take the blame!”

Heading back over the hill, their home appeared, and Bayde finally stopped walking and offered Ori his hand to help her down.  He was quiet until he told the unicorn to go on, patting it’s rear end.  He watched the animal trot off to graze again before he turned back to Ori.

“You don’t get to where I am without making a few enemies, Ori’Ziya.” His tone was strong and sure. Looking down a moment, he took her hands into his, then looked back into her eyes.  Although he was home, he had a self-appointed mission now.  To reassure her, and despite not knowing everything, to not give her more to worry about.  “I made it back, just as I said I would.”

“You should stay here. Lay low for a while.” Ori suggested. “Let me see what else I can discover.” 

Bayde shook his head and pressed his lips together.  That wasn’t an option for him. “I’m a solider. I do not cower. Not before anyone.” 

They both knew that her father would expect him back at court in a day or two to discuss what happened on the excursion. He heard her sigh, and then set her jaw. It was his turn to look at her quizzically, but if he pressed, she’d reciprocate right now.   

Bayde simply nodded at her, and said, “I have a plan.”

 

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POSES:
Photo 1: Sam Poses – Angel of Death (without the wings)
Photo 2 Ryanna: Sam Poses – The Last Unicorn
Photo 2 Broderick: Sam Poses – The Last Unicorn (rezzed two unicorns, merged together)
Photo 3: Sam Poses – Feel My Heartbeat

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: Exile::Unravel (messy)
Outfit: LostGem fantasy male v1 outfit

RYANNA is wearing:
(Click here to check out her blog: Trappings of a SecondLife)
Dress:  ::Una:: Kamila Dress – Sky @ We ❤ Rp Dec. Round
hair: Truth Hair VIP – Sugar (with added bangs)
Ears: [MANDALA] Simple_ELF_Ears

SET DESIGN:
Noble Creations [NC] – Old Village House @ We ❤ Rp Dec. Round

Wait a Minute

easygoing

They had already traveled about a hundred miles, and the time now was about 4pm.  It was a lazy weekend day and they took their time waking up, making breakfast, and getting back out of the bed.  She had been hinting to the little list of things she enjoyed doing with him.  Riding with him was one.

He took her to the middle of nowhere, showing her random sights that they didn’t normally see in their city life.  The quiet stillness of an old barn and the stories that once upon a time ran through the deserted gas station, to name a few.

As they sat on the warm dirt road they talked.  No agenda.  Nothing and no one pursuing their time at that moment.  He asked her questions she would normally be too tense to answer, making her blush.  She shared random stories about herself and he divulged those small secrets about himself to her that he figured were insignificant to anyone.

It wasn’t until they realized how hungry they were; their stomachs seeming to start their own conversation, that they rose up off the ground and brushed themselves off to head back into town.

“Wait a minute,” she said from behind him.  He was about to swing his leg over the bike but he turned around and leaned against the bike instead.  She moved closer to him, her hand raising to run her fingers into his hair.  His right hand slid around her waist without a thought and he looked up at her.  No more words were exchanged.   They simply looked into each other’s eyes and said everything they needed to for that moment, last week, and later that day.

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POSES (both):
Q Poses Harley @ 2nd Level until Dec. 30

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: Exile::Vindicated
Rings: [MANDALA]SINRA  Rings Season3
Top: ColdAsh CHILTON Leather Jacket (Classic)
Pants: REDGRAVE Navy Jeans LQM – ClassicCut
Shoes: [Phunk] Vintage Wingtip Shoe

RYANNA is wearing:
Click here to visit her blog: Trappings of a SecondLife
Skirt: Petite Mort- Black Distressed denim  @ Winter Trend { Until Dec. 23rd }
Coat: Petite Mort- Leopard Fur coat @ Winter Trend { Until Dec. 23rd }
Hair: Truth Hair – Sugar
Shoes: !Rebel Hope – Gossip Mesh Platform Boots @ FaMESHed December

SET DESIGN:
[we’re CLOSED] power poles
Consignment [Con.] The Garage Collection – Garage RARE (older gacha)
Consignment [Con.] The Garage Collection – Gas Pump – Red (older gacha)
Timo’s Creations Speed 25
Studio Skye Wild Grass Type 6 brown
Pixel Mode – Fall Harvest – Barn (old gacha)
Pixel Mode – Fall Harvest – Barrel Display (old gacha)
Persnickety-Broke My Wagon of Flowers!!

Breathless Dance

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Standing there, having just picked up his saxophone five minutes ago, he was merely running scales and simple warm-up melodies.  His own music lately seemed flat in spirit.  Since he was a young man he had come to this garden, and for some reason, good fortune, inspiration, or even clarity on life decisions came his way when he visited that spot.

After playing for over an hour, he felt the same.  No change.  Dropping his sax abruptly, he growled a moment into the space around him.  Trying not to grit his teeth at his frustration, he stared hard at his case on the ground near his feet, ready to throw his saxophone into it and pack up for home.  His thoughts, however, kept getting pulled, and in his anger he didn’t recognize what was happening.

He heard it…. A sound he couldn’t recognize and without thinking the reed touched his lips again.  Wetting it first, he felt a melody rise from deep inside of him.  He even began to sway and rock back and forth, his dance partner in his hands.  His fingers fluttered the keys, unlocking a rhythm that began to climb.  He opened his eyes, and that’s the first time he saw her, ever, but he wasn’t surprised.  She had already picked up on his cadence, and her body shivered and flowed with the song.  She was the closest she could be to his saxophone when their eyes locked.  The finale of the tune resonated in the air around them until all they were left with was the heavy breathing of their eminent longing.


POSES:
Ryanna: BAXE Poses Boho Chic @ Pose Lover & Friends until Nov. 27
Broderick: Q Poses Soule Music – Mainstore Release

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hat: Couture Chapeau Stingy Brim Fedora: Blue & Brown Leather @ Menstuff Hunt until Nov. 30
Shirt: [Deadwool] Hugo shirt – black
Pants: [Deadwool] The Dandy – formal trousers -black (w/ belt)

RYANNA is wearing: Click here to check out her great blog, Trappings of a SecondLife
Dress: [Kenny Rolands]  SANA Dress -BLACK- @ Cosmopolitan
Hair:  TRUTH hair
Accessories: [evoLove] – Vintage Headpiece @ Tres Chic
[MANDALA] pearl rain jewelry set/white

SET DESIGN:
CHEZ MOI Pergola Wrought Iron *Seed of Inspiration* @ The Gacha Garden until Nov. 30
CHEZ MOI Vintage Wrought Iron Table @ The Gacha Garden until Nov. 30
CHEZ MOI Vintage Wrought Iron Chair (Right) @ The Gacha Garden until Nov. 30
Noble Creations [NC] – Baroque Wall Fountain

STREAMING:

Game Changer

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He liked to dream.  Oftentimes, he would begin one, but it’d end just as quickly as it started.  Lack of imagination, he thought.  Maybe fear, that he wouldn’t admit to.  He had ideas.  Lots of them.

To some, they were lofty thoughts.  Some people tried to discourage his visions. Others told him he couldn’t.  Sometimes to himself even, they were eccentric. . .

. . .  Until he met his Queen.  Like the correct key slides into it’s mate, and you hear that ‘click.’  That box from Pandora opened, and suddenly, he owned it all.

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POSES:
[evoLove]  – The Chess – Queen – Rare
[evoLove]  The Chess – King

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: :CHEVEUX: M093 Hair Ashes @ Men Only Monthly until Nov. 15
Facial Piercings: Real Evil Industries Rebel Face Piercings Set
Ears: [MANDALA] Steking Ears
Skin: Nunu   – The Chess – Rare White Skin
Jacket: // Ascend // Hachiro Chained Jacket / Black @ Men Only Monthly until Nov. 15
Pants: [BODY FACTORY] Shadow Pants (Black)

RYANNA is wearing: Click here to visit her blog, Trappings of a SecondLife
Outfit: *GLITTER* FREAK OUTFIT @ FREAKSHOW Carnivale
Hair: TRUTH HAIR   Olinda –  black & whites
Shoes: REIGN.- Classic Jane Heels
Skin: Nunu   – The Chess – Rare White Skin