|Yes, you. You really are.|
Courtyard of the BirdsCourtyard of the Birds by CelidahD
"Jevin, do ye think it truth?"
"Think what truth?"
"That all these birds are the kin of the sultana."
"Sha, Jevin! Speak not so loudly. They may hear ye."
"I take it as 'aye,' then."
"Why should I doubt it? Ye know of the power of the sand witches. It easily could be truth."
"Aye, truth enough. If these birds are indeed royal kin, tis' a shame that they could not be restored."
"Aye, though rumor says that our sultan and sultana carry on their family's search for an unraveling of the curse. Mayhap someday they shall find it."
"Mayhap. Jevin, if they do unravel the curse, what fate shall befall this courtyard? The royal kin shall no longer need it. So what then?"
"I know not, Gerrit. Methinks the sultana would tear it down stone for stone. Rumor says she sits out here by night and weeps with her cursed kin gathered 'round her."
"Alas! 'Tis a sad tale indeed. I hope that the curse can be unraveled someday."
"Aye, Gerrit. I hope so, too. Even if it takes 200 years more...or longer."
it's just me - Everyday Vignette #10it's just me - Everyday Vignette #10 by CelidahD
i just came to say i still love you
ok i have to go back to my grave now
Protector - Everday Vignette #9Protector - Everday Vignette #9 by CelidahD
When you were first brought to me, I was afraid. I have failed so many times in my life, far too many times to count. I feared that I would fail you as well. And so I closed myself to you.
Yet you trusted me. You believed in me. Over and over, I turned away from you, but you held faith in me anyway. You were water flowing over my stone, washing away the jagged edges and quietly trickling into the cracks.
And then they came for you. They tried to tear you away from me. You ran to me, and I protected you. I hardly knew that I had won the battle until I saw them fleeing, and you still by my side.
Then I knew that I had been wrong. All my mistakes, my regrets, my past...they were burdens that I had put on myself. You loosed those burdens from my shoulders.
Your love gives me strength. Your faith gives me hope. I know now that I am more than my failures.
I will not fail you, my ward. My love.