'The Letter' ('No Strings Attached' Chapter 2) The air was crisp and cool in the forest; no noises from the nearby city could disturb the tranquil atmosphere. Only the sounds of animals could break the utter silence- even this was a rare occurrence so far into the fall season. As I tread through the grass, not a sound came from my footsteps; it wasn't enough to break the quiet as I limped along. Not even my cane made a beat against the ground. I'd learned a long time ago how to walk without so much as the sound of a breath in the night... this skill was useful considering some of the tasks I was forced to take on. The forest was as still and quiet as ever, and I couldn't help but take in the sigh of every bush, shrub and tree around me, each possessing its own eerie calmness. I gazed up at the sky and let my thoughts drift as my eyes rested on the moon rising overhead. It looks so lovely tonight... I thought to myself, holding it in my sight for a moment longer. My hand floated up to my neck and gently encased the small, g
'The Nightmares' ('No Strings Attached' Chapter 1) "Luna, get up!" I heard and jolted awake, my ears still ringing from both the voices from my head and the voice that remained beside me. As I gazed around in both fright and astonishment, information of my surroundings flooded back to me; I was home, sitting at my desk in my study room. The walls coated from ceiling to floor with maps, the desk I sat behind covered with papers of every kind, bookshelves along the walls overstuffed with books… everything was the same. Damn it, not again… I thought to myself as the last bits of the nightmare dissipated from my mind. I'd gone and drifted off at my desk… again. I covered my face with a hand and groaned, my memory now restoring itself - more or less- to normal. The nightmare had been so vivid… they usually were, but I hadn't had one of those in a while. I'd thought I'd surely rid myself of the Fates… but they still managed to haunt my memories. They were everywhere.