He Never . . .

She doesn’t, nor needs to, stand behind him, for protection or hiding, or even shame.
She could walk ahead of him, if she desired, so he could catch her if she fell,
or just to admire the beauty that consumed him.
She chose to walk beside him, in stride with his step.

He never felt so empowered.
He never needed this wholeness until now.
He never stood taller.

-B. Logan-

♫ Union Moon – This Is How You Know 

When my storm is raging
And she’s my sunny day
Oh she lights me up when I’m in the shade
When I’m feelin’ bitter
And she’s my sugar cane
Fills me up when I get a taste

This is how it feels when you love someone
This is how it feels when they love you too
Whenever you get it back
Whenever your hurt don’t run
This is how you know when you love someone


POSE:
Ardent Poses – Stride (coming soon)

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: tram H0419 hair
Tux: L&B L&B Marc White Tuxedo

ENA is wearing:
Hair: TRUTH Aislin
Stole: PLASTIX Starlet Stole
Dress: JustBECAUSE Mavis Gown

LOCATION:
Cherishville

What Time?

“That’s a horrible idea….. What time?”


POSES:
Abrianna: <K&S> ~Independent~ pose 3
Broderick: WRONG & The Owl. Static Male Poses #7/2 @ Men Only Monthly until Dec. 15

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: Stealthic – Psycho
Cigarette: [ kunst ] – Cigarette
Glasses: [Steinwerk] – Alphabeat glasses
Goatee: [GA.EG] Beards – O-BE09 Wisp (Omega) @ Men Only Monthly until Dec. 15
Coat: GABRIEL ::GB:: peacoat denim
Pants: [Deadwool] Broberry jeans – Gianni – washed peacock

Special thank you to my dear friend, Abrianna Oceanside. Check out her Flickr here!
ABRIANNA is wearing:
Hair: TRUTH / Farryn (Greyscale)
Jacket/Sweater: GizzA (Now Giz Seorn) – Vixie Leather Jacket Set [White]
Jeans: Blueberry – Grace Pants
Boots: C&S Winter Boots
Gloves: neve gloves – toasties neutra – (Bento)

SET DESIGN:
Christmas Farm Tree Sign  CHEZ MOI @ Tres Chic until Dec. 10

LOCATION:
Maison de L’amitié

You Treat . . .

“You treat a lady like a dame, and a dame like a lady.”
– Frank Sinatra –


POSE:
<K&S> True feeling. 3 @ Lost & Found until July 18

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hat: Couture Chapeau – CC Essex Linen Fedora {White}
Shirt: Gabriel ::GB:: Wet shirt 2016
Shorts: RIOT / Simon Shorts @ Men Only Monthly until July 15

ROZEN is wearing: (Click here to check out her great blog!)
Dress: wet dress & pants by GABRIEL
Hair: imani hair by TRUTH
Tattoo: loving tattoo by WHITE WIDOW
Rings: aphrodite bento rings by SWALLOW

SET DESIGN:
CHEZ MOI Enchanted Bridge w/ Deco(C)rate until July 7
Noble Creations [NC] – Praying lady
Noble Creations [NC] – Decoration Ruins (2LI with resizer)
Skye Wild Grass
Hayabusa Design Lotus Flower
Hayabusa Design Random Field of Grass and Flowers
E.V.E Dancing Stars Fireflies Vanilla Lights

-[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

When It Comes Down To It. . .

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The holidays are here!  Time to give and receive gifts!!  Wait… What?

You know it’s true though.  It’s not even a bad thing, but… What are you giving?  I’m not going to lie.  I do love gifts. *grins!*  BUT – as lovely as the unwrapped tangible item may be, what really means the most to me is that someone spent time to think about me and select something specifically.

Time… I think it comes down to time.  It’s the most expensive gift you can give someone. You can’t purchase more.  You can’t get a refund.  It can come in the form of a prayer or good thought sent out for you.  Physically spending time with you.
Listening to you.  Even putting thought into a gift for you to unwrap.

Time is precious my friends.  Waste it wisely.

Happy holidays to you and yours!!

“We have so much time and so little to do.  Strike that, reverse it.” – Roald Dahl –

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POSES:
Photo 1 Ryanna: BAXE Poses Casual Chic Female8
Photo 1 Broderick: Q Poses The Blues (store relocating inworld)
Photo 2: RK Poses Daydreaming

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: Exile::Better Days
Shirt: A&D Shirt ~Sam~ for SLINK
Pants: REDGRAVE Navy Jeans LQM – ClassicCut
Socks: [Deadwool] Dandy socks (gift)

RYANNA is wearing: Click here to check out her blog!
Hair: Truth Ami
Outfit: Egoisme Elisa Sweater & Pants
Boots: ISON girl panic boots (black)

SET DESIGN:
CHEZ MOI Xmas Potted Bushes (gacha)
CHEZ MOI Please Snuggle Box (gacha)
CHEZ MOI Cozy Christmas Rug MultiPoses
CHEZ MOI Cozy Christmas Tree w Songs
Noble Creations [NC] – Wild Rug (Beige)
JIAN Kitten Scratching Post
JIAN :: Fox
[ zerkalo ] Letters – Wall

Was and Anyway

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She was a sweet girl.  The kind you didn’t want to corrupt… But you did anyway.

(Check out Ryanna’s short story version of this post here!).

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POSES:
Photo 1: *Come Soon Poses* – Caring (set included)
Photo 2: Q Poses {QP} -Let Me Take a Selfie (both zombies on the left included) @ Pose Lover & Friends Exclusive until Oct. 30th

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: *ARGRACE* SHUN – Ebony
Beard: [Avenge] Robert applier for Catwa @ Men Only Monthly until Nov. 15
Jacket: ED. Axel Jacket TestaDiMoro @ Men Only Monthly until Nov. 15
Pants: Legal Insanity – Logan pants
Rings: [MANDALA] Sinra Rings Season3

RYANNA is wearing: (Click here to read the short story she wrote for this piece!)
Outfit: [Kenny Rolands] INNA @ Haus of Swag Fair 2016 {Until Nov. 4
Shoes: REIGN.- ROME LACE UP HEELS
Hair:  TRUTH HAIR Kora

SET DESIGN (second photo):
Razor Bird Pile of Junk 1
Razor Bird Pile of Junk 2
Razor Bird Bonfire of Broken Chairs
Urban Jungle Newspaper box blue
Urban Jungle Streetlamp
Urban Jungle Brickpile
Urban Jungle Brickwall Broken (various)
Urban Jungle City Filler 4
*Come Soon Poses* Two zombies on left from Apocoalipse Zombie set

Desirable Denial

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Slow torture you yearn for.
Admit it.
You know the pleasures rewarded for patience.
Hold it…. Not yet.

The descent back down as you try to calm yourself,
Only to be denied again as you’re forced back up.
The waves you’re forced to ride,
So sorry for your thrills.

This time I keep you there,
Forcing you to hang on to your training.
You know what I like.  Answer me.
Do you want it?  No longer denied?


POSE:
.Zuli. You & Me @ Pose Lover & Friends until Sept. 25th

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: *ARGRACE* SHUN – Ebony
Jacket: [Deadwool] The Dandy – jacket – black w/ shirt & tie
Pants: [Deadwool] The Dandy – formal trousers -black (w/ belt)
Ring: [ kunst ] – Magnus ring (right)

RYANNA is wearing:  (Click here to visit this beautiful woman’s blog)
Dress: Kenny Rolands – TENTATION BodySuit & Skirt -BLACK-
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Cerys –  browns
Shoes:  *KC|Couture* TOLUCA STRAPPY HEELS
Jewerly: WAYNE / MIRA Necklace (GOLD)
Tattoo: .::Nanika::.Gold Sequins Mesh body Appliers @ The Secret Affair

STREAMING:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBswr8D9fMA

Have a Drink

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“I hate when people say you don’t need alcohol to have fun.
You don’t need running shoes to run but it fuckin’ helps.”
— Unknown —


POSES:
Come Soon Poses *CS* The Club – FullScene @ Sir Monthly (May)

BRODERICK is wearing:
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Jon – Black&Whites05
Shirt: [Deadwool] Henley shirt – teal @ ULTRA Event
Pants: Redgrave Classic Cut LQM Jeans – navy
Boots: [ hoorenbeek ] Mesh Military Boots (black)
Rings: Kunst Allegiant and Magnus Rings
Facial Piercings: Real Evil Industries Left Eye Male, Lip A & B

PROPH is wearing: (Thank you for posing with me my friend! Check out his Flickr here.  Amazing artist!)
Hair: *Drot* -Avery- Charcoal
Shirt: [Deadwool] Henley shirt – beige @ ULTRA Event
Pants: [Pumpkin] TMP.- Skintight pants- Blk leather

SET DESIGN:
Come Soon Poses *CS* The Club – FullScene @ Sir Monthly (May)
Turlaccor Rough Craft Gold
Turlaccor Forty Eight Black

Switches

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Titled: Playing with Emotions: A Scorpio Male

Have you ever wished you could turn off emotions like a light switch?  Flip one off.  Flip another on.  Several up; several down.  Some stuck in the middle.

I’m standing here, and the switch I’m trying to flip is… hollow feeling; as if something inside were disconnected.  The switch is moving, because I’m moving it, but I can FEEL that inside of the switch something is jammed, or maybe even loose.  From where I’m at, I’m not able to control inside of that single switch.  I can, control the exterior though.  When the switch is ready to move again, it will.  It always works out that way.


Pose: HISpose EmoLeans 1
Hair: Truth – Jon – Black&Whites05
Shirt: Addams – Open Shirt Rolled Up w/ T-Shirt – Grey
Tattoo: Taox Tattoo – CillianSLink Applier
Cuffs: Hoorenbeek Leather Cuffs

 

“You’re Safe, Ma’am.”

 

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They seemed to be relaxing in the chair, enjoying an intimate moment, when he suddenly said, “Ma’am, it’s not safe here.” He quickly and quietly stood them up, and pretended to pull her to him to dance.  She looked around nervously, not seeing anyone around…. At all.  “But there’s no one…”  He cut her off by swinging her around, spinning her out and pulling her arm back to him to salsa again, and laughed to cover up her words.  His hips swung opposite his steps, and his hands seemed to know her body well, as they were always placed where they needed to be for the next move.  He looked around again, seeming to nod at someone not there; at least, she surely didn’t see anyone.  He gently took her hand in his and walked towards the exit.

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They stepped out into the night air, and he gave a quick head nod to their left.  She was walking down the steps but he gently pulled her back so she wouldn’t move any further.  He wrapped his arms around her shoulders, and kept her there.

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He was very assertive.  Typically that bothered her when people were that brash with her, but for some reason, she let him take care of her and tell her exactly what to do and when to do it.  Sure… He was her hired body guard, but he just seemed to… Treat her tenderly, as he held her firmly and protectively.

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POSES:
Photo 1: XXY Whispers My Name @ Pose Lover Round 5 until March 19th
Photo 2: XOXO Poses & Props Falling Slow @ Pose Lover Round 5 until March 19th
Photo 3 & 4: String Me Up  Imaginary Monster @ Pose Lover Round 5 until March 19th

BRODERICK is wearing:
Jacket: Deadwool The Dandy Formal Jacket – pinstripe – w/ shirt & tie
Pants: Deadwool The Dandy trousers – grey
Hair: Exile High & Dry Blacks
Watch: Real Evil Industries – ReVoX MVX Watch A Male
Rings: [ kunst ] Allegiant (L) and Magnus (R) Rings

ADALYNNE is wearing:
Hair: Truth Esther – Gingers
Necklace: EarthStones Knotted Elegance III – Tahitian Black Pearl
Bracelet: Real Evil Industries Anya’s Pearls Bracelet
Outfit: .miss chelsea Ever Bralet and Ever Pants – Army @ Uber until March 23rd

LOCATION:
Casablanca