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Hold ItIt's like holding your breath for a minute.Hold It by HopelessCase
If you haven't experienced that sensation, go ahead and try it now since you've got nothing to lose and it'll help you better understand the story.
That first twenty seconds is like a walk in the park. Like, gosh, I didn't know I was so gifted at holding my breath. I am the best.
Then about halfway through it, you start feeling a pressure, right? Not exactly a panic, but you are just waiting for the moment when you can just start breathing again-- like normal.
Just five seconds after that you start panicking a little. Oh, god it has only been five seconds how am I going to handle twenty-five more seconds of this? Because now every second feels like your lungs are starting to collapse a little.
Every second is a struggle to not breathe, to go against nature just to reach an arbitrary goal of sixty seconds. And every second feels like an abomination; you shouldn't be feeling this pressure, you should be enjoying oxygen intake like a regul
Simple OperationHe hated himself for sitting so frozen. "It's really a simple operation, Jig," he said. "It's not really an operation at all." He was totally still except for his mouth it felt like.Simple Operation by HopelessCase
The girl looked at the ground the table legs rested on. She was blank and hidden. Her voice was surprisingly strong despite having been silent for what seemed to be hours and hours as she said and not asked, "And you think then we'll be all right and be happy."
"I know we will. You don't have to be afraid. I've known lots of people that have done it." He didn't. He knew one person who had but he never met her. There was silence again. The warm wind blew the bead curtain against the table.
He so fervently wished it never happened. He also wished he could move, but moving before she did seemed like it would be going against the laws of nature. Apples falling upward seemed more probable at that point.
The very moment he was convinced she had turned into stone, she looked up at him
WantI want him.Want by HopelessCase
This rapt and
That pine, that perish
we all know.
I want him to hum into my ear,
beneath my ceiling of stucco.
I want him to stop
me, with arms
so his head can rest
at the base of
my neck on
I want him to reach for my hand
his quiet movement from a calm
I want him to map out trails
skin as we lay
discussing the texture of linen.
I want him to sing to himself
as he walks calmly
I want him to smile against my
chest because my
hand in his
hair lulls him
I want him to photograph
an instant, a
subtle blur of a smile
so he'll have a
moment to keep.
I want him to look at me and even
if it's just for a drop
in an sea of hours:
nothing else in
A Deep Narrow Road_EndingI am not allowed to live. My life is not my own. All I feel is numb. Senseless from all that Ive been through.A Deep Narrow Road_Ending by rimsky
My life has been one big hurdle.
Yet here I am. Off on my way to fulfill a goal that isnt mine. These missions were never my favorite.
I am a Wolf of Mibu. Shinsengumi. Always going out of our way to protect the shogunate. This is what happens when youre born in the samurai class.
Rectitude. Courage. Benevolence. Respect. Honesty. Honor. Loyalty.
Sure, I am filled with these. But they arent my priority. These only help me attain my true goal.
I walk through the streets. Cobblestone. Tiled roofs. Sunshine. All the prosperity of the Tokugawa. The ideals we are trying to protect from Westernization.
Kyoto this place holds too many memories. Bad ones. The kind I can live without. Like a reoccurring nightmare you cant shake off for the whole day.
Except I have felt this everyday. Ever since that night.
My steps falter. F
A Deep Narrow Road_PrologueI walk along the dirt path. Not really knowing where it takes me. Not really caring. Just as long as it takes me there.A Deep Narrow Road_Prologue by rimsky
The ocean is nearby. I can smell the salty breeze that makes my nose twitch. I hear the deep lull of the waves pounding on the shore for all eternity.
I still dont know what brought me here.
Maybe I can find refuge here. The ocean. The tall thin pines curiously growing on islands that only consist of sheer cliff walls.
Maybe this is where things will start. On this narrow road to the Deep North.
I left everything comfortable and familiar. Wishing that travel will make me stronger, wiser, more experienced with the world. I left seeking something intangible. Power.
I glance to my left. All I see are fresh pine branches elegantly twisting in odd directions. Something about all this greenery makes me forget about my troubled past.
But not completely out of mind.
In my deep thoughts of nothing and everything I stumble. Falling rapidly towards the earth.
UntitledHis warm touch sends shivers down my spine,Untitled by rimsky
Arms wrapped tightly around my small frame (compared to his),
And hands that encompass my own.
Brown eyes that I lose myself in, only through
His presence do I feel satisfied.
His waves ever will crash unto my shore,
Whether the tide ebbs or surges,
No amount of Tritons power or will can stop
The Ocean that is rightfully mine.
Before the flow, I was patient:
He had been with many others before my time,
I had witnessed them come and go.
While his ever fleeting desire could not be satisfied;
I was near, with an unconsciously silent
Breaking of the heart.
Yet, through the winter of this discontent,
He realized which shore the waves reach,
Where his true self lies.
We are the moon and the sea:
Pulling and stretching at one anothers disposition,
Our waves reflected upon the gravity
Of heavenly bodies.