PC: Old Friends"The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart." Elisabeth Foley
Alverian was more than excited that he got to see his dear friend Ana once again. They had been separated for so many years so he was more than excited to reunite with her once again.
He made his way to the church he and Ana attended as children, the memories flowing through his mind and warming his soul and body. This was the place they planned to meet; he waited anxiously for Ana's arrival.
"Hey! Alverian, is that really you?"
The young man recognized the voice and smiled happily. He turned to see his dark-haired childhood friend Ana and immediately rushed over to capture her into an embrace. Alverian swirled her around, letting out hearty laughs and his arms held her tightly.
Looking back on the past, he remembered when Ana was painfully shy and refused to talk to anyone in the church. He was the first one to reach out and befriend the poor girl, but he fel
PC: I Already Know..."Where there is great love, there are always miracles." Unknown
Bree rushed through the city in search of him. Her beloved Riku There was something nagging on her heart that she wished to share with him.
Her feelings that have harbored for so long. She couldn't wait any longer. She needed to tell him the truth about how she thought of him.
How she wished for him to accept her
Riku sat on the cliffs just outside the city, staring down into the raging seas. He heard the sound of footsteps and stood to his feet, only calming down when he realized it was Bree.
The girl put on a happy smile as she stepped closer to him. "What'cha doin'?"
"Just thinking," He said quietly. "Why are you here?"
She blushed and gently rubbed against the earth with one of her feet. "Nothing Just walking "
Riku smirked, knowing that she was lying. "You came to tell me something. I know that for sure."
"Do you have to act so smug?" Bree asked, pouting. Her blush merely deepened as she
GC: Hoots and HollersThe battle was a long and hard one, involving two powerful teams: the Mew Mews—seven young heroines with animalistic abilities—and a mysterious group of elf-like aliens.
Earth was in danger of being destroyed by the aliens, but the Mew Mews were doing everything they could to stop them. Led by Mew Ichigo, the Mew Mews threw every attack they could at their opponents. However, the aliens fought back with the same amount of intensity and used whatever weapons or powers they had.
Luckily, the Mew Mews were able to thwart the aliens' plans but were forced to retreat. They had used too much energy and had to recharge. The aliens retreated for the time being, for they were in the same situation.
For now, Earth was safe from the aliens' evil plan.
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Once the battle was over, one of the Mew Mews retreated into the forest. Her name was Tsukiyomi Mika-Zuki, or "Mika" as she was normally called. Inside the forest was a dirt path that led to her grandmother's estate, the
PC: Camellias and the Fleeting Flames - Part 2After their reconciliation, Kōen and Takara enjoyed their time at the Lantern Festival. They participated in as many activities they wanted, from goldfish scooping to watching the street performers on the outside stage. Once the festival ended, they prepared to head their separate ways.
...Until Kōen spoke up: "Hey, Takara. I'm not all that tired... I'm wondering if you wanna hang out at my place. I think my parents should be home from their mission, so it should be fine."
"Sure," Takara said with a smile. "I don't mind." She followed Kōen to his house, feeling excited to hang out with him some more.
But when they walked into the Hyūzu clan compound and into Kōen's house, it was dark and empty. Kōen walked into the kitchen as he turned on the lights in the family room. "I'll make some tea," he said. "You can relax on the couch."
"I don't hear your parents," Takara said, wobbling into her seat. "Are they sleeping?"
When he entered the kitchen and s
PC: A New Journey"I like you, Jack."
Those words ran through Jack's head and surprised him. The person who spoke those words, Claire, stood in front of him with a blushing face. He stared at her with slight disbelief, rubbing the back of his neck nervously. "What do you mean, Claire? I don't think I really get what you mean."
Claire's blush deepened. "I'm saying that I'm in love with you, dummy!" she exclaimed. "I have been...for a while now." Her face was now a bright, cherry-red hue, and her eyes were now welling up with tears. This was the first time she had ever felt this way about someone. She was afraid of saying more and embarrassing herself.
Jack's eyes widened as he silently listened to her tearful confession. He had no clue that Claire liked him. To be perfectly honest, he didn't expect her to like him like that at all. His heartbeat started increasing, his mind now racing with thoughts. He had been thinking about his feelings for her and was confused.
...Until that moment.
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PC: Camellias and the Fleeting Flames - Part 1Despite being the closest of friends, Hyūzu Kōen and Yūzuki Takara had a bad habit of getting into explosive arguments whenever something went wrong.
This happened all the time, without a doubt, especially during missions. Whenever their mission turned out unsuccessful, the gloves would be on. Both Kōen and Takara were stubborn in spirit, so neither of them would refuse to give into the other.
One of their biggest arguments happened after returning from a reconnaissance mission in another country. The reports they gave to their leader, the Raikage, were different from the other.
"So," asked the Raikage, "you're saying that the feudal lord's bodyguards attacked you?"
"Yes, sir," answered Kōen. "Their behavior looked suspicious, and they discovered us while we were spying. I had planned to sneak in as soon it got dark, but Takara jumped in unnecessarily and challenged the suspects to a fight—"
Takara was quick to cut him off, "Hey, Kōe
GC: Marriage Week - Part 1Theme #1: Love
"True love stories never have endings." Richard Bach
The 18 year-old girl turned from the mirror she was sitting in front of, only to be embraced by her hyperactive fiancé Haninozuka Mitsukuni.
He smiled brightly and hugged her tightly from behind, cuddling into her neck. Lily looked down from the engagement ring back to the reflection of her blushing face in the mirror.
We're really getting married tomorrow After that we'll be able to spend the rest of our lives together
GC: Marriage Week - Part 2Theme #2: Fun
Laughing could be heard across the sandy path of the beach.
Newlyweds Lily and Hunny held each other's hands as they ran across the shore, smiles adorning their faces.
Their hearts were now connected as one, for they had just exchanged vows in the city chapel a mere two days ago.
It now seemed nothing more than a faint dream, but instead it became a strong, sweet memory that was kept safe in their hearts.
The two floated around in each other's company, carefree of any problems that had previously plagued their minds. Their secret wishes could be heard on that lovely day, in front of the wedding alter.
"I love you I want to stay like this forever "
PC: Looking Forward to the Future - Part 2"If this love only exists in my dreams, don't wake me up." — Unknown
Even as they pulled away, Kali's mind was still in shock. Why on earth would Yōko kiss her? That was the question that repeated in her mind.
Did he want to play around like she had thought? He seemed like it when they were flirting. To be perfectly honest, Kali had been wondering about their relationship anyway. She did like Yōko and enjoy his company. He was a nice, fun guy to hang out with and handsome to boot.
But was that really it?
Judging by how quickly he kissed her, it seemed that he wanted a little more than just friendship. Her own thoughts were beginning to change over this little encounter.
Kali looked into Yōko's eyes and blinked. Her cheeks had changed from whitish-peach to a bright crimson red in a matter of seconds. The silver-haired kitsune felt his ego swell at seeing her expression. He sat up, watching her do the same.
"I'm sure you know what I was trying to say," he said simply
GC: Marriage Week - Part 3Theme #3: Hug
Lily and Hunny held one another close, enjoying the warmth of the fireplace.
The flames in front of them burned brightly and passionately; it was as strong as their love for one another.
Young newlywed Lily looked down at her now sleeping husband, running her hand through his light, blonde hair.
"I love you, Mitsukuni "
Her whispers were carried away by the summer breeze, late into the night
PC: Looking Forward to the Future - Part 1 [1/2]"Maybe your first love is the one that sticks with you because they're the only person who will receive all of you." — Unknown
Aurora Cerys had been feeling a headache for the past few weeks but never went to see a doctor about it. It was an on and off thing, so she thought there was no reason to schedule appointment; she had gone through this several times before.
"When are you going to let me out?!"
That was the voice that kept ringing in her head...and the same question. It was also a normal "symptom" that came with her headaches and a rather annoying one at that. Someone that Aurora wasn't too willing to see or let anyone else see.
One day, Aurora was working a normal shift at her job. She didn't feel any headaches or upcoming ones ever since she woke up, and the annoying "voice" in her mind was quiet. Everything seemed pretty normal, which was starting to relieve her—
Her eyes widened as she groaned inwardly. Don't tell me that it's her again! The pain sh
PC: Looking Forward to the Future - Part 1 [2/2]"A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love." — Max Muller
The first thing that Kali did was head to the community park, taking a jog to get some exercise. A few of the human males turned their heads to look at her as she ran down the sidewalk, but she ignored them. As she headed into the park, she looked around when she noticed it was empty.
Not too far from eyeshot, Kali spotted Aurora's boyfriend, Minamino Shūichi, nicknamed as "Kurama" by his friends. If he was there, then that would mean his demon counterpart, Yōko Kurama, would also be there. She smiled and waved as she hurried to meet them.
Shūichi's nose had been buried in a book at that moment, though his ears perked when he heard his name being called. He let out a small sigh, knowing Yōko would want to come out and play. He could already sense the fox demon urging him but ignored it as he greeted Kali with a smile.
"Hello, Kali," he