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30th Aug 2006, 12:23 PM
This is my first story, I had the prologue written for a whole different thing which I never wrote. This will be a short story, because I don't have the motivation for long ones and I want to actually finish it. I'll give you the prologue today, but I'll warn you. You won't know the meaning of it til a couple of chapters in.
Elven Life, Love and Loss
She stood in the last of the daylight, her black hair flowing down to her waist. It was straight, silky and shiny. Her face was blank; she showed no emotion. Around her forehead was a piece of velvet. It was tied under her hair. Her ears were pointed and she was very tall, compared to a human.
Her features were those of a regular elf - angled features, broad cheekbones and most of all, unearthly coloured eyes.
She stood on a tall hill in the middle of the forest. Her clothes consisted of a thick, rough material. The material was very light, but also very protecting. It was a shade of light green. She wore a long sleeved top, to protect her.
The elf just stood. The moon started to shine down, and in the distance cars could be heard. The elf herself didn’t notice, still she stood with no emotion showing on her pale face.
As if her life was being held by a single string, it suddenly snapped. She fell down the hill to the ground motionless.
Well, there it is. I dunno if people will like it or not. I'll update in the next few days.
31st Aug 2006, 03:04 PM
Elven Life, Love and Loss.
Hi! My names Alice and well, I’m an elf! I’ll just move my hair back and there! Look! Pointed ears. Cool huh?!
I’m pretty rare for an elf. My mum and dad died when I was a teen, so since I was 17 I’ve been living by myself. Now, I’m 22, have a job and a wonderful best friend! Anyway.. my rarity. Basically, all elves have black hair and amazingly coloured eyes. As you can see, I have blonde hair and grey eyes. My mum was a human; my dad an elf. I inherited my mum’s blonde hair and grey eyes and I also don’t have angular features. So, it makes me different.
Yeah, anyway, enough about me. More about my friends! Right. This is Selene. I LOVE her to bits. She's my only elf friend - there aren’t many of us around anymore. Living as an elf is more difficult for her. She has the black hair and purple eyes. Purple!! How cool is that? The only problem being is she has to wear coloured contacts ALL the time. Elf eyes are the weirdest. They start off normal colours and then develop into say, purple by the time you're about 14. So, from your teens you have to start wearing contacts. Anyhow, she's so pretty it's unbelievable! Here she is..
See what I mean? And that black hair totally suites her. She's been my friend since the beginning of secondary school - since I was about 14 and she was 11 so we're as close as anything. We do everything together! She stays round at my house at weekends to give me company so I don't get lonely. Neither of us went to Uni, we just felt it wasn't for us. She’s still in school right now, but it’s the holiday and she doesn’t have to go back to school after. Woohoo!
This is Joe. I met him at work. He doesn't know I'm an elf. It's a strictly secret thing. We don't know what people would react to if we told them. We can tell our spouses, else they'd start notice stuff when our hairs up. Joe's great. I can tell him anything. I don't really see him outside of work though, I'll have to phone him sometime and invite him over.
Bless him. He's one of my closest friends but he's such a dork! That pictures generally shows what he usually wears. Black polo shirt (ugh in itself), TARTAN BOXERS ON SHOW!! and black trousers. The trousers arn't too bad but the boxers, HAHA! But he's soo adorable, even if he is a dork and wears those stupid glasses because he thinks they look cool.
I have a few other friends around but I don't class them as close friends who are worth a mention. I'll tell you their names if they come up. I spend a lot of time online chatting to people. I have one particular friend, gosh, he is so hot. Oh, and he has a great personality of course. He lives a couple of towns away over in Strange Town. I have a picture of him somewhere on my PC. Lemme find it.
Ah there. See, didn't I tell you he was the hottest thing alive on this planet! He has the HUGEST eyes. Anyhow, that's enough about my friends and stuff. I'll start my story.
Selene was off and about as usual. We'd taken a walk in the woods and she loves it. I tell ya, she's more of an elf than I'll ever be. Elves don't really do anything - just avoid being seen in public. We mainly come from a long list of descendants who used to own the land way back. Slowly elves have become rarer and rarer, mainly because like my dad, they have children with non-elves. But yeah, back to us. Selene and me often hang in the woods. There we can be our true selves. She takes this elf thing way seriously. She wears like, all of this freaky green elf clothing. It’s a good job no one else can see us! I just wear normal stuff; I try to look normal outside. I guess I’m lucky I don’t have to wear contacts, as grey eyes are normal in human society.
Off she runs straight ahead of me. Jeeze, I know there’s a few years age gap between us but sheesh, she has so much energy – I’m like an elder compared to her! And so she runs up to her favourite spot in the wood, on top of a big hill that is a very steep climb. It’s no wonder she doesn’t fall down!
When we get to the top and sit down she starts talking to me in a serious manner.
“I wish I was born when the old elves ruled. At least then I can be myself.” Selene sighed.
“But you are being yourself, look at you, green clothes and purple eyes on show and all.”
“Yeah but that’s only with you. I can’t be myself in public, everyone would freak!!”
We both laughed.
“I bet some scientist freak would want to study you and find out if you actually had purple eyes and pointed ears.” Selene looked down the hill with sorrow in her eyes. “Ohh, come on Sal, you’ve got me for company, I’m not that boring am I?” I stuck my tongue out at her and she laughed in response.
“I guess it’s not that bad, at least I don’t have to hide my personality or anything.”
“That’s my girl. Come on, let’s go back to my house and have some ice cream!”
And so we half walked, half ran back to my house and had some ice cream. Ice cream makes everything betteeer, but it also gives you a bit of a belly. Ah well, it’s worth it!
Well, there's the first chapter. If anyone wants to give feedback please do and I'll also appreciate constructive criticism. Enjoy!
31st Aug 2006, 04:05 PM
I really like it, I'm wondering what the link could be between chapter one and the prolouge, I'll have to wait and see but I'm definately keeping an eye out for this story! :D
31st Aug 2006, 06:42 PM
I like it too! :)
keep it u!
31st Aug 2006, 10:12 PM
Thanks guys. It's nice to have some encouragement! ^^ I've got the next chapter written out and I'll get the pictures tonight and update tomorrow. It'll provide the link between Selene and the prologue!
31st Aug 2006, 10:36 PM
Yay, I can't wait, chop chop! :D
31st Aug 2006, 11:07 PM
Sounds like an interesting update! I'll be waiting!
1st Sep 2006, 11:48 AM
Elven Life, Love and Loss
After finishing our ice cream, Selene walked home. I went and studied for my job, I was hoping for a promotion sometime soon. I then went and talked to Sim. (He was the hot guy – I don’t think I told you his name, oops!)
Alice: Hey, how are ya?
Sim: Good thanks, you?
Alice: Fine ta.
Sim: You ALWAYS say fine. What’s really up?
Alice: Ah, you know me too well. Well, my friend, Selene, she’s just been a bit down lately and she, well, uh, feels she doesn’t.. fit in..
Sim: Aw. I’m sure she’ll be fine. It’s probably just a phase she’s going through. Most teens do it, I’m sure you did?
Alice: A bit. Anyhow, short conversation but I have to run and get my beauty sleep. I have work early tomorrow. Night xx
Sim: Night, sleep well gorgeous x
Gorgeous? He’d never called me gorgeous before. Ah well, he can be weird like that sometimes. As I said, I got ready for bed and got my beauty sleep.
I got up early and left for work. I came back in the evening and Selene phoned. She asked me to meet her on the hill in the woods. She sounded upset. I said okay, frowned and changed quickly and walked to meet her up by the hill. What I found will never leave my memory..
The woods were dark so I had to step carefully. Good job I came here practically everyday. I was worried about Selene being by herself at night, sure she was 18 but she was still like a little sister to me. I couldn’t bear it if she got eaten by wolves or anything. I laughed aloud at this thought. Good job no one else was around else I’d be carried off to a mental asylum.
I finally got to the hill. I looked up the top and I couldn’t see Selene there so I walked around to the other side. I saw her laying at the bottom of the hill looking cut and bruised.
“Oh god, oh god, oh god. SELENE!”
She didn’t respond to this so I went to see her. All I could see were cuts and bruises so I thought she’d be okay. I shook her and still there was no response. I shook her more.
“God Selene. Stop mucking about. You’re making me cry! Please wake up..”
I had tears streaming down my face. This little prank wasn’t funny anymore.
“SELENE! Wake up.. please.. I’m starting to get real worried now!”
I shook her even more. Still no response. I started to cry even more, losing control of my sobbing. I wiped my eyes on my sleeve and thought right, stay calm. I’d totally been taught this first aid rubbish at work in the training sessions. Pulse.. pulse. I stumbled and grabbed her wrist and placed my fingers and thumb in the right place. I tried to feel a pulse. Damnit. I could never feel a pulse especially not when I was in a panic. Oh god. Well, she’s clearly unconscious. There are no visible signs of big damage, so everything will be ok.
When I turned around I couldn’t believe what I saw. I saw.. I saw.. the Grim Reaper! No, this meant, that meant.. she was.. de.. I can’t even bring myself to say the word. Grim was there with his clipboard and pen. I ran up to him and begged him. I sat on my knees and pleaded for her life over and over again. Finally, he finished with his clipboard and told me to stand up. He placed a weird ball of glowing substance in his hand and then put his hands behind his back. It was a hard choice but in the end I chose the left one. He brang his arm round and in his hand was..
Nothing. I cried even more. I couldn’t even save her! What had I done? I had my chance and I got it wrong!
Grim was surrounded in a bright light and him and Selene went. In the exact spot where she died was left a gravestone. I knelt down to it and mourned. All of this from a fall down a stupid hill! Wait, fall? Did she fall? Did she.. did she do it on purpose? Did she call me to come find her? She wouldn’t have done that! She can’t leave me after what I’ve been through before. No way would she put me through that again. Could she? She wasn’t acting very happy.. I couldn’t think about that stuff right now. I ran deeper into the woods.
I stayed there til morning.
I had fun taking these pictures. I like to set up scenes and stuff ^_^ Now you finally know the link between the prologue and Selene. Don't get me wrong, it isn't because anyone can predict the future, I just wanted to give you a part of the story to show people what the story was about. Now you know! I'll update in a few days, I'm updating this way to quickly at the moment. Enjoy it whilst you can!
1st Sep 2006, 03:59 PM
ooo its goodddd!
1st Sep 2006, 09:47 PM
Yay I have my own account, so I can commentt x]
I'm really getting into this story now ;D It's great. Keep on going with it x]
5th Sep 2006, 10:20 AM
Elven Life, Love and Loss.
It was 7am and I decided I should go home. As soon as I got in I purchased the phone where you can bring back dead sims. At the moment I didn’t have enough money to bring her back and I didn’t want her as a dismembered zombie. Instead, I phoned Grim and the conversation went as so.
“Please select the friend or family member to resurrect.”
“I don’t want to resurrect a friend.”
“Don’t start to annoy me because you’re in a bad mood.”
“I’m not going to, Grim I just phoned to find out.. Selene, she.. di.. came into your hands last night.”
“Yes well, get on with it I don’t have all day.”
“Well, I just phoned to find out, what killed her? She didn’t have anything wrong with her! She only had small cuts and bruises!”
“I’m not here to dilly dally woman. I don’t have the time to answer phone calls about how your friends died!”
“Please Grim! I beg you!”
“Beg me how much?”
“Err.. a lot?”
“No, in simeleons you idiot!”
“$500 is all I have..”
“Fine, that’ll do. Better than nothing. She died of internal bleeding.”
I then heard the click of the receiver being put down and then the ringing of a dial tone. Internal bleeding. It all made sense. But god, how long had she been lying there in that state? Did she phone me when she was lying there? Oh god Selene. I started to cry again but fought the tears and wiped them away as well. I decided to try and sleep but I was haunted by dreams of death, Selene and Grim.
I woke with a start from this, sighed and looked in the mirror. I looked awful. My eyes were puffy, I still had last nights mascara running down my face. Then it hit me again, as if I was there looking down at the unconscious Selene again. Tears started trickling from my eyes, this was one action I couldn’t control.
Selene was always there for me. When my parents died I went through a rough patch but Selene was there to help and comfort me. She was the only one there for me because I had no other family. Now whom did I have to help me? No one. I couldn’t go to work in such a state. Work would have to wait.
I made myself some cereal; it’s all I could think of doing. I couldn’t eat it. My throat felt as if it was closed up and I couldn’t swallow. I kept coughing it up and nearly chocking myself to death. Death seemed welcoming now. Atleast I’d see Selene and my parents again.
I went and had a bath. I hoped it would rid me of the bad omens from last night. Cleanse me if you will. Help me relieve some memories. Instead I just sat there and cried. Why did you have to do this to me Selene? Did you do it on purpose or did you fall? She sounded pretty sad on the phone. She’d been pretty sad lately. Why don’t I noticed these things like a proper friend should? I was more than a friend, I was practically her sister. Why didn’t I notice? I couldn’t tell you now if she was sad enough to take her own life. Was it because she was a longing elf? Was it because of something else? I didn’t know! I was such a bad friend. I slid down into the water and brought myself back up again. All I knew is that I couldn’t stay here anymore.
I got dressed and put on a bit of make up to make myself look respectable. I tried to cover up my eyes but it didn’t work. I thought about where I could go. And then it hit me. I quickly phoned a friend and was on my way.
I got a train and the station and by my judging it would take me a couple of hours to get to my destination. I sat on the train looking out into the scenery whizzing by. I got a few funny looks by some sims on the train but no one said anything to me. I think if anyone talked to me I would have broken down. It was better than way. Two hours later I made my way through the crowds to the street outside the train station. I looked at the piece of paper in my hand and looked at the address. I called up a taxi and went to my friends house. I arrived and he was waiting for me outside.
I paid the driver and looked at him. I didn’t know what to do. I was standing outside Sim’s house. I’d never met him before but he was the only one I could turn to. I shyly started walking up to him with tears coming down my face. I started to mumble an apology for coming over in such short notice but he just grabbed me into a hug and told me everything would be okay. This is exactly what I needed. Love and care from a friend.
Sorry it's quite short guys. I didn't want to leap right into the next part of the story in this chapter. You'll have to wait til number 4 ;] Oh, and I changed the title because it's not really about elves. Alice and Selene just happened to be them. Enjoy, and some FB would be nice ^_^
5th Sep 2006, 10:43 AM
I like it!! It's so sad...:(
and Sim should take good care of her!!
hmmm isn't that Apples' tear mask I see?? Don't you just love them they're AMAZING!!
5th Sep 2006, 10:51 AM
It certainly is! It beats the one I had before and it will probably make many more apperances, sorry to say!
5th Sep 2006, 01:45 PM
Aw <3 I hope everyone comes back to life in the next chapter for a big reunion. Maybe you should get Sabriel and her Necromancer folks in.
5th Sep 2006, 02:20 PM
Hah xD I actually have a Sabriel who lives next door to the lot that they are based in.. from the house that I built. I don't think she came round when people come to visit though xD
6th Sep 2006, 12:05 PM
Ring her up! xD Or maybe Alice can nick all of Sims money and pay for Grimmie to come.
6th Sep 2006, 02:17 PM
Interesting! Really sad about Selene......she seemed so sweet!
7th Sep 2006, 08:09 PM
Elven Life, Love and Loss.
He invited me into his house and I was a little shocked. He was 25, so a bit older than me and he lived by himself. His house was very modern and in the corner of the living room was a bar. He saw me looking at it and he said his second thing to me face to face.
“Want a strong drink love?”
I mumbled yes in reply.
A few drinks later and he was hugging me on the sofa.
“I know this is going to be hard Alice, but you’ve gotta be strong. I know this is the first time we’ve met and everything, but do you want to stay with me for a while?”
I looked into his eyes. This is exactly what I needed. He was so kind and caring, giving me exactly what I wanted and he didn’t even mind we’d never seen each other before!
“Oh god, yes please, I don’t want to be alone anymore.”
I hugged him closer.
We stayed like this for a few minutes til he got up and poured us more drinks. I continued drinking for another hour or so and at this point I don’t really remember what happened. I was kind of drunk and on the verge of passing out. I was so sleepy and quiet he just picked me up and put me in his bed.
I woke up the next morning with a huge headache. I felt so groggy it was unbelievable. That was the first time I’d drunk like that and I don’t think I wanted to do it again. I turned over to find an empty space next to my bed. I was in a double bed? I didn’t have a double bed at home. Then I remembered where I was and how kind Sim had been to me. On the bedside table was a note from him.
“Gone to work, make yourself at home. I left you some breakfast and help yourself to anything else you want. I’ll see you tonight.”
Again he was being a great host. I had a quick shower and then I went to the kitchen to find sausage and eggs waiting for me on the table. Mmm, the smell of it was so.. GROSS! I ran to the bathroom and threw up.
Ugh, must be a hangover. I’d never experienced one before and I’d only ever heard of them. Headaches and sickness, sounded like one to me. I went and laid down on the sofa. Slowly I fell asleep. I had a really weird dream. It was like a reply of last night but with added extras. It was Sim and I. He’d just carried me to his bed and laid me down. He came and laid next to me and run his fingers through my hair. The next minute he was kissing me and then he was on me. It wasn’t rape no, heck, I responded to him. I was so dulled down by alcohol even though I was responding; I didn’t have a clue what was going on. When we were finished he pulled away, kissed me goodnight and told me to sleep well.
I woke up at this point feeling confused. Then the thoughts of last night came rushing back to me. My dream was true. It was true. He took advantage of me when I was vulnerable! I sat on the sofa and cried. Surely he saw how drunk I was? What with Selene, and now this with Sim, I couldn’t cope anymore. I didn’t want a relationship right now, or anything intimate, it was too soon. What if that person got hurt? I got up and felt my head spin then rushed off to be sick again. I left his house shortly after.
I left more with anger than sadness this time. Anger at myself for letting me get so drunk, and anger at Sim for taking advantage. I didn’t cry a bit. This was some sort of an improvement I guess.. but still I thought, Is there anyone that truly cares for me? Was some of it my fault for responding to his advances? Would I ever talk to him again?
I hoped you liked it. I've had Chapters 3 and 4 written since Chapter 2. I've got some of 5 done so you, and I will have to see what happens next ;]
7th Sep 2006, 09:17 PM
Aww, poor Alice. I still like Sim though. He did leave her breakfast after all. And give her a house. And really can't be responsible for drunken tomfoolery.
Ah I wanna know what she says to himmm.. And whether she stays at his place!
7th Sep 2006, 09:27 PM
You're online here but not on MSN? xP I have an idea what she'll say, after all, it was only "tomfoolery" as you put it x]
10th Sep 2006, 02:57 PM
Elven Life, Love and Loss.
After the long ride I got home about midday. I paced my house feeling grateful that the hangover sickness had gone. I had no idea what to do. I had no one to talk to, no one to see, nothing. The one friend I thought I could count on betrayed me. I sighed. Life had never been easy for me, what with my parents, Selene and now Sim. I understand that some of it was my fault, but surely he knew I didn’t approve of drunken woohoo? I can’t believe I let him.
I picked up my phone and phoned work. I explained why I’d been away and they totally understood. They told me take as long as I like and I’d be welcome back when I was ready. After this I went to visit Selene's grave. It was in the woods by the hill. I didn't have a heart to move it. I took one look at it and started crying. So much had happened.
I spent half an hour there. I talked to her just like normal. I told her what had happened and asked for advice. Of course she didn't reply but it felt like she was listening. I felt better after I had talked with her. I got up, placed some of her favourite flowers down by her grave and went home.
The next morning I decided to go to work. It was annoying that I had to go so early, but after being up for several hours and not knowing what to do I decided work was best to keep me busy. I wanted to forget everything that happened. Just as the carpool was pulling up I ran to be a sick again. I frowned, this couldn’t be right, my hangover should have ended by now. I heard the furious beeping of the carpool and soon forgot about it as I went to work.
When I got home I just crashed out on the sofa. I’d been thinking about Sim all day. I didn’t know what to do. Should I talk to him or just ignore him? I loved him as a friend and I was really close with him, but this has just mucked everything up. I soon fell asleep on the sofa but got woken up by the sound of a phone. I automatically got up and picked up the phone without thinking. On the other line was Sim.
“Hello?” I asked.
“Alice? God Alice, I’ve been trying to phone you all day! I was so worried!”
It was Sim. Oh god. Why did I have to pick up the phone?
“Um, Sim.. I..”
“Alice, no offence, but please just shut up and listen. I know yesterday you came to me for support and a friend. I was flattered, really. I’m so glad you came to me. What happened, I didn’t want to scare you away. I thought that was what you wanted and to be honest, I wanted it too..”
I scoffed at this part. Of course he wanted it.
“Alice please, it’s not what you think. I know you think I took advantage of you. I didn’t I thought you felt the same way.”
“Of course I didn’t want it! I was drunk! And you did take advantage of me! You were the one who got me drunk. I didn’t even know what I was doing! You knew what you were doing though, didn’t you?”
“God damn it, why won’t you understand? I don’t know how to say this Alice, but well, I..”
“Spit it out. I don’t have all day.”
He said something so quietly I could hardly hear.
“I love you.”
“I love you, okay, I love you. There I said it. I’ve liked you since I started talking to you. And when you were cuddling me yesterday, it just felt so.. right..”
He sighed heavily.
“Alice, it’s fine, I know you don’t feel the same way. It’s better that you know now, but it will make things a little awkward. For now, I don’t want to talk about it.”
“Okay, but Sim..”
“I’ve gotta go Alice. I’m glad to find out you’re okay.”
He hung up. Sim loved me. He wasn’t taking advantage of me. He had thought I felt the same way. He was going to support me. He was being a friend. More than a friend. It’s clear at the moment he didn’t want more because he thought I didn’t feel the same way.
It hit me as soon as he said the three words. My emotions about Selene and his mistrust had clouded my vision. It was as if the words had parted them and my true emotions had shone through. I loved him too.
Well, there it is. I hope you like it. We have a pair of lovebirds now. :lovestruc I like FB ^^
10th Sep 2006, 06:29 PM
Bless =] I like the pairing. What will happen nowww? She'll go back to him? What about her elf-ness? =o! I had a thought. But I'll keep it to myself in case I'm right xD
10th Sep 2006, 06:47 PM
i really like this story... keep up the good work!
10th Sep 2006, 08:07 PM
Heh, yeah, your ideas gave me ideas. Not ideas that you'd like mind. ^^ and thanks sweetbabyhnd.
10th Sep 2006, 10:16 PM
Bet you'll like, make Sim an elf-hunter or something xD
10th Sep 2006, 10:20 PM
Rofl, not quite. He'll still be nice, just.. I can't explain it without giving anything away. It's Alice's fault though!
18th Sep 2006, 02:04 PM
Elven Life, Love and Loss.
I loved Sim. Sim loved me. Those 6 words kept going round and round in my mind. I loved Sim. Sim loved me. I LOVE SIM! I sighed with content. It seemed as though everything bad in my life had gone, and it was replaced with Sim. I tried to phone him to tell him I loved him too, but he didn’t answer the phone. He was probably at work. I had to tell someone! I suddenly thought about Joe, from work. I hadn’t seen him at work the other day and I’d been off since then, we needed a catch up. I phoned him up and invited him over. It was his first time round my place so I gave him a tour of each room and we had a good old chat on the sofa.
We were getting on better than usual. It got to the evening and he said he had to leave. I gave him a hug as he stepped over the threshold from my house to my garden. He turned around to walk and leave but then turned back at me. He studied me and just stood there staring into my eyes. I returned the stare looking a little confused.
I tried to ask him what he was doing but he just sssh’ed me. I cocked my head at him and he then started talking to me.
“Alice, I know you’ve just found love with Sim, and this is the worst time to tell you, but I think you’re the most amazing girl I’ve ever met.” With this, he raised his hand to my head and went to tuck my hair behind my ears. I didn’t pull back quick enough and he saw my ears. My elf ears! He stood there in complete shock and then just backed off.
“Joe! Wait! I can explain!” I wailed but he just kept running off into the other lot. I’d lost him. I stood just inside my front door and panicked.
What in the world should I do? No one should have ever known! Obviously I was going to tell Sim at some stage but I never ever planned on telling anyone else. Let alone Joe. Joe liked me? He was certainly not my type and I was sort of with Sim now. Anyhow, back to the elf problem!
I made a plan. I would phone Joe in about half an hour so I knew he would be home. I would beg him not to tell anyone, I’d do anything not to get him to tell.
It had been about half an hour so I rushed to the phone. He picked up straight away.
“Yes! I’m sorry for what you just saw, I can explain!”
“I can explain too. You’re some kind of elf creature. A freak of nature. Just a freak. You’re not human Alice, you’re not one of us, you shouldn’t belong here!”
“No way! I am as human as you are, just with pointed ears. I still have emotions, and feelings, and right now I hurt. I didn’t know you were so prejudice Joe. We were getting on well today until that moment. You shouldn’t of even touched me! I love Sim! Why did you even try? But please Joe, listen now, elves some back from centuries ago, way before humans so you have-”
“Cut it Alice. You’re still a freak and I’m going to get you run out of this town.”
I heard the dial tone. Joe thought I was a freak. After all the time we spent together he called me a freak! Would everybody think I was a freak? Would Sim think I was a freak? Oh Sim. I couldn’t tell him. What if he reacted like this? I wouldn’t be able to live with it. I needed to tell him, but I just couldn’t! It was a big problem. This along with whatever Joe was planning. Oh god. My life was so good, now it’s just dropped like a rock to earth. I sighed. There was nothing else I could do now.
I woke up the next morning to shouting. At first I thought I was imagining it as I wasn’t sure I was awake, my dreams had been bombarded with nightmares. I went to look out of the window and was shocked by what I saw. There were loads of people outside of my house shouting and protesting about.. oh god. What else could it be? Elves! I drew all of the blinds in my house and sat in the kitchen. How could people do this to another human? I never knew so many people could be so prejudice. How did they all know? Where they just his friends or..? I didn’t want to think. I got dressed and put on a big coat and a wide brimmed hat to cover my face. I slipped out the backdoor past the people and walked into town. As I was walking past the group I kept my face shaded just in case.
When I got into town people just kept staring at me. I walked about for half an hour before someone truly recognised me. They ran after me so I ran away. They kept following me and eventually I tripped and fell over. A grown woman (yes, a grown woman) just pointed and laughed at me. No one helped me. I ran all the way home without even getting a taxi. The people at my house had cleared, obviously they’d heard I’d escaped or got bored. I was so tired I just flopped on the sofa.
As soon as I sat down I stood up again. I had a pain in my belly. Then suddenly, it just grew.
Oh god, that wasn’t a hangover. It was morning sickness. Could anything else be piled on me?
Sorry it took so long to update, the last time I wanted to there was a massive storm that lasted two hours. Then I had school work, etc etc. Well, I hope you enjoy it and hope it isn't getting too farfetched..
18th Sep 2006, 03:57 PM
i like it... a wonderful story
18th Sep 2006, 04:58 PM
Yay update. And, she's pregnant! Yey. I wonder if the baby has elf genes. And this chapter reminded me of on Beauty and the Beast where Gaston is like, Kill the Beast! And on Shrek. You should download some torches for them to hold.
18th Sep 2006, 06:32 PM
Great story :bunny: ! Poor girl, everything went wrong :fly ! Can't wait for the next update :anime: !
19th Sep 2006, 06:20 PM
I want to see if the baby has elf genes too, although I won't cheat about it ;P
Thank you Pika, hopefully things will be back on track for her soon (except the fact she's pregnant of course.)
27th Sep 2006, 08:54 AM
Elven Life, Love and Loss.
I felt like a recluse.
I couldn’t go out, people were still there, and I certainly couldn’t go out well.. pregnant? How the hell did I let that happen? I wasn’t even halfway up my career ladder in my job. I didn’t need this right now! Especially when people had found out I was elf! Will this thing inside me have my elf genes? What if, what if they hurt it? I couldn’t bring it into a world of hate, but I couldn’t get rid of it, that’s so unjust. Atleast I didn’t have to go to work. Whilst I was pregnant work gave me time off, so I could worry about that later.
The phone rang. I answered it quickly.
“H-Hello?” I was so worried it would be Sim, I didn’t want to talk to him right now. Obviously he was the father..
“Stupid elves, why are you here? You freak you-”
I put the phone down at this moment. They even had my phone number. Joe had really outdone himself this time. The phone rang again but I ignored it. I couldn’t answer it now, especially not to abuse.
Over the next two days my stomach grew even bigger. I was so fat! I waddled as I walked, I needed so much sleep and SO much food. Well, there was two of us now. I prodded my belly playfully thinking about how many needs I had and then it jiggled. I laughed, the baby was kicking now.
Over the past two days I became much happier. I’d forgotten about my previous problems and I had someone to talk to whilst I was stuck in the house. The phone calls had stopped after the first day (although the phone was ringing non stop). Considering there was only 1 more day left of my pregnancy I purchased a cot and a changing station from the catalogue. I also realised I needed to talk to Sim. I didn’t know how he’d take it and if he heard the news.. I phoned him for the welfare of my unborn baby.
“Hello, Sim speaking.”
“Sim.. I.. um..”
“Hi Alice! Haven’t heard from you in a few days, how are you doing?”
“Uh Sim I, haven’t you heard..?”
“That um, I’m an.. elf.” I whispered the last word.
“Oh, right.. I heard about it. I think it’s totally cool! Do you have any like, secret powers?”
“You what? You won’t care?”
“No!” He laughed. “It doesn’t mean you’re any different, right?”
“Well, you’ve seen me..” The reason why I phoned just hit me. “Sim, I have something to tell you.”
“Hit me Alice.”
“I don’t know how to say this.. Sim-I’m-having-your-baby.” I slammed the phone down. I said that so quickly I didn’t even understand. A second later the phone rang again. It was Sim.
“Alice, I’m coming over.” It was his turn to hang up this time. I loved Sim, but I didn’t know what he’d do. Would he be angry with me? Would he see me and turn away?
Half an hour later there was a knock at the door. I waddled to the door and opened it slowly but seeing it was Sim I let him in reluctantly. He looked straight down at my belly then tucked my hair behind my ear and gasped softly at the points. I cringed and stepped back, obviously he did mind, and I was different.
“Alice, I’m sorry..”
Oh god, oh god. He was going to say he didn’t want me! He was going to call me a freak! I started panicking and breathing heavily.
“Hey hey girl! Calm down!”
“Why, why did you say sorry?”
“Because I haven’t been here for you! You’re stuck in your house, you’re pregnant with my child and I haven’t been here to keep you company and provide for you. Oh Alice, I’m so sorry.”
With this he hugged me and I started crying with happiness. He asked me what was wrong and brushed my tears away.
“Sim, there’s something I never got to tell you. I love you too..”
“Oh Alice. I didn’t know you felt that way I thought maybe you only liked me as a friend.”
This time he kissed me and as we pulled away I started another conversation.
“Sim, do you want our baby?”
“You bet Alice! I love you although I didn’t intend it to be this way. I can’t do anything to change that. But as they say, nothing like the present!”
I laughed and hugged him tight. This was turning out better than planned. Sim still wanted me but..
“What if our baby has elf genes? Are you okay with that..?”
“Yeah! I’ll do whatever it takes to protect our son from any harm, even if he is an elf.”
“Son? How do you know it’s a boy? I want a girl!” I pouted and he laughed.
“Sim, it’s getting kind of late” I said in between yawning.
“That’s ok. I can leave if you’re getting tired Mum!” he interrupted.
“Nope, I was just going to say, would you like to stay over the night? I’m too tired to do anything but you’re welcome if you want too..”
“Sure Alice. Anything for my girl!”
My girl? He’d called me a lot of things but not that before. I liked it. As soon as he said this I headed for bed. He came with me and we just slept together until morning. That’s when I felt the pains in my stomach..
Ha! I know what sex the baby is.. I'm not going to tell you ;P I don't know if it has elf genes yet >.< Or any details, because my brother kindly chucked me off just as I named the baby.. It's a good job I managed to get these photos taken. Well, enjoy!
27th Sep 2006, 12:10 PM
Can't wait to see what their baby is going to look like and what you named her/him!
27th Sep 2006, 08:46 PM
Me neither! I didn't get to look. I'm not sure whether some genetics don't show through til toddler, any ideas anyone?
27th Sep 2006, 10:03 PM
Cant wait 2 see the baby
3rd Nov 2006, 02:45 PM
Elven Life, Love and Loss.
Wow, sorry I have updated in like, over a month! I don't like writing when the family is in and thus, holidays and what not, and I don't know what else I was doing, playing Pets probably. Well, enjoy, and I'll start updating regularly again. Psst. Isn't Sally the cutest?
In the middle of the night, I’d had my baby. It was a girl. She was beautiful. She has Sim’s eyes but my blonde hair. We named her Sally.
Sim’s still with me, he moved in a few days after the birth of our wonderful daughter, and everything is great with him. He’s a great father!
When Sally was first born, I received loads of flowers. Most were anonymous but others were signed from people I didn’t even know! A few were signed from elves, it was weird! I guess the little stunt Joe had played had given me a little publicity among the few elves that were left. I was touched by what they’d done though. It gave me that little bit of confidence.
My baby hasn’t shown any signs of elf genes yet, I’ll guess we’ll just have to see. No ones bothered me for the past few days, it’s just been bliss, what with a crying smelly baby and all. As a first time mum, you gotta love it though!
Sally is going to grow up tonight. I can’t wait! I bet she’s gunna be such a pretty toddler. And then I’ll finally see if she has the genes I guess, and of course, who she looks like more. Will she have my genes, or Sims? Sim spends most of his day at work. He has the weekend off so he can spend time with Sally. He loves her to bits, as do I. I love Sim too. I can totally say that without repeating it in my head over and over!
It’s 6pm on the day that Sally grows up. Sim just brought home a lovely birthday cake after work today, and I’m going to help Sally blow out the candles so she can turn into a toddler. I’m so excited!
I blew out the candles with Sally and Sim was watching us closely and cheering. She’s is now a beautiful lovely toddler, take a look at her!
Isn’t she the most beautiful thing you’ve seen in the world? But she does have my elf genes. She has pointy ears.. I’m so worried. What will happen to her? Hopefully her eyes won’t turn because mine didn’t, they stayed grey. At the moment she has Sim’s eyes so it’s quite possible they won’t. She’ll just have to learn to hide her ears I guess. She’ll understand when she’s older. I just hope she’s able to make friends. I only ever had Selene as a friend.
After Sim moved in, in between looking after Sally we talked about Selene a lot. Sim came to visit her grave with me in the woods, and even came and sat up on the hill will me and Sally. It’s quite touching how he likes to get involved.
Back to Sally anyway! As a toddler she’s wonderful! I’ve been teaching her to potty train at the moment. It’s kinda gross because sometimes she has accidents, but it’s nice to see her starting to learn. (I also feed her Smart Milk to help her in the future – apparently it helps with learning skills, but I never had it so I wouldn’t know!) She’s very creative. She loves to play the xylophone and the little drum set me and Sim brought her. She mostly just bangs around but sometimes I swear I hear her playing actual beats and rhythms when I’m not in the room, maybe she’s just shy?
A few days into Sally being a toddler I was feeling particularly sad about Selene. It was the anniversary of her death so in the evening I went to go and put some flowers on her grave, but this time alone. I left Sim and Sally at home by themselves.
I was sat at Selene’s grave with the flowers I got her, talking to her when suddenly someone grabbed me from behind. They had their hand over my mouth so I couldn’t scream! Man I wanted to scream or bite their hand or something. I struggled as hard as I could. I wriggled, kicked, punched, anything that I could! They just wouldn’t get off me.
They tied my hands together and the last thing I remember is a pain to the side of my head and then pitch black…
26th Nov 2006, 08:56 PM
Vicci you can NOT stop here! I want to learn more about the mysterious Selene and what happened to her, not to mention find out what happens to Alice. (I think I know who's to blame.)
I really adore your writing style and all the Simmisms in this story. I can't wait for the update!
26th Nov 2006, 09:13 PM
Aww, thanks, I hadn't planned on letting anything on anything else about Selene, but I'll do it just for you. I'll update in the next couple of days hopefully too, instead of doing my work, hehe! I was planning on around two more chapters, but I've just had an idea for another, thanks for that ;P Thanks for reading also!
27th Nov 2006, 02:35 PM
Vicci, I do like your story. It has most of the items of a great story, indeed!! But there is one thing I have to disagree with you (by all means I don't wnt you to kill me): Elfes - or as Tolkien would say, elven - are mostly blond to resemble the light. "Galad" in elvish means light. Half elven were darker, but, hey , this is your story and when you write you can do and change anything. Congrats!!! I do love your elf people!!!
27th Nov 2006, 04:11 PM
Vicci, I do like your story. It has most of the items of a great story, indeed!! But there is one thing I have to disagree with you (by all means I don't wnt you to kiil me): Elfes - or as Tolkien would say, elven - are mostly blond to resemble the light. "Galad" in elvish means light. Half elven were darker, but, hey , this is your story and when you write you can do and change anything. Congrats!!! I do love your elf people!!!
Ah but what about Arwen and Elrond?
"The braids of her dark hair were touched by no frost"
"His hair was dark as the shadows of twilight"
27th Nov 2006, 04:41 PM
Thanks for pointing that one out. I've always thought of elves as having black hair, probably from Eragon. anyhow, update like, two seconds.
27th Nov 2006, 04:59 PM
Elven Life, Love and Loss.
I slowly woke up. I was lying on what felt like a very hard, thin mattress. I laid for a bit trying to remember what happened. Oh yeah.. someone grabbed me from behind, and then it was just.. nothing. I felt my head and yelped. I had an open gash at the back of my head. A small one, sure, but it hurt like hell. I quickly sat and stood up, then felt my world spin so I sat back down again. I looked around. This place was gross.
I found a comfortable part of the bed where springs didn’t stick into my butt, and took a look at my surroundings. I was in some sort of.. cell? The walls were dark stone and all that was in the room was a chair, a toilet, a sink, a door and a bed. All of these were in horrible condition. I tried to open the door but it was locked.
I realised I had no idea where I was. Who took me? Where was Sim? Did he have Sally? Where they ok? Did the attacker go back and get them later on? I started to cry with worry and panic until a door opened in my cell.
In waltzed Joe. He looked smug. It made me angry. Real angry. What had he gone and done this for?! For god sake! I leapt up and punched him square in the face. He bent down with his hand over his face and grunted. He then swung back up and pushed me on the bed.
“You little...” He commented. Anger raged inside me. He deserved that!
“What the hell do you think you’re doing Joe?” I raged. “Where the hell am I? Why do you have such a grudge against me? I’ve done nothing wrong!”
“You lived.” He said. I looked away in disgust. “As for you, you’re going to be the second in my little project. I’ve already killed one elf, and if you don’t give me information, you’ll be next.”
I looked at him out of the corner of my eyes. He stood then with his fingers touching looking completely mad. I’m in a one-roomed cell with a mad man. Could this get any worse? But wait – he said he’d killed an elf? How did he get his hands on one? Was it in this room? I quickly checked the floor for blood marks but found none.
“So, Alice..” Joe said as he took a knife out of his trench coat pocket. “Are you going to tell me what you know about all of your little elf friends?” I recoiled in horror. He really was mad. What was he going to do with that knife? And elf friends? I only knew one elf and she’s.. well, gone now.. What could I tell him exactly?
Joe came closer and whispered in my ear. “Well, my little elf? Are we going to communicate today? Or are you going to face MY friend, the knife?”
I kicked him in the spot where it hurts most for men. I was surprised he didn’t stab me there and then. He just laughed at me so I moved away from him. “How many others are there of you?” He asked though clenched teeth.
I said nothing. I didn’t actually know but I didn’t want him to know this. Maybe if he thought I knew the information I could make him tell me if Sim and Sally where okay.. “I’ll tell you if you tell me where Sim and Sally are first.”
“You’re trying to bargain with me? Your captor, the one holding the knife when you’re left there defenceless? Very well. Sim and Sally are at your place being watched. Make any moves to escape and we’ll find you, and them.” My eyes widened in fear. “So, now it’s your turn. So, how many of there are you?”
I made an exaggerated point of clenching my mouth together. Anger flashed in Joes eyes but I wasn’t afraid. I could get through this, as long as he didn’t touch Sim and Sally.
Joe walked towards me. “Tell me, or face the consequences. You said you would co-operate.” I said nothing. He came towards me with the knife and started bringing it up to my face. I flinched but didn’t move away. He started to cut off my hair. So it was short and it showed my ears off. He then rubbed the blade against the side of my face.
“Now the whole world will know you’re an elf. You can’t hide it behind your hair anymore. Now, are you going to talk to me?” At this point he came over and kissed my cheek. I was disgusted. I spat at him.
“NO!” I shouted and ran to the door. He caught me and threw me on the floor. He walked up to me seething with the knife in his hands. He went straight to my ears and cut the point part off. I was in agony. I gasped. I felt my ear. It was still attached but I had quite a lot of blood running down from it.
Joe laughed at my pain. “Seeing as you liked that so much, how about the other one?” I screamed as he came closer and bit his hand. The result was I had two similarly deformed ears.
“Why do you do this Joe, why?”
“I need information” he replied coldly, “think of your options Alice, next time it could be your child.” He walked out of the room locking the door behind him.
I was left as a quivering bloody mess on the floor.
Haha, look at the shoddy work on that chapter. Don't you just love the alpha edited hair? Anyhow, I wrote 9/ 10 and some of 11 today. Next chapter you'll find out some stuff about Selene that Alice (or me ;P) knew.
27th Nov 2006, 05:05 PM
I knew it was Joe =D But, he's a bit sick isn't he. Hmm, I wonder what happens. Poor Alice. I bet it was Joe who... ahh I won't give it away because I'll be right again! Magical me.
2nd Dec 2006, 02:23 AM
Ah but what about Arwen and Elrond?
"The braids of her dark hair were touched by no frost"
"His hair was dark as the shadows of twilight"
One of Elrond's parents (not quite sure if mother or father) was human, and Arwen is his daughter. The elven from Rivendell are mostly half elven, but it doesn't diminish their beauty. Much on the contrary...The elven from Lórien were blond. And from what I can remember Galadriel is realted to Elrond (and Arwen) somehow....I don't remember...it's been ages since I last taught that....
BTW, great update, Vicci!!!! Go on, go on!!!! It's is so great!!!! Poor Alice.....
Also, Elrond had a brother (twin brother) who chose to be human and mortal.
2nd Dec 2006, 08:46 AM
Wow, the story is getting sickly twisted here, I don't know what to feel :confused:
2nd Dec 2006, 01:47 PM
Hehe, thanks for the comments. I'll try and get the next chapter up tomorrow ^_^
2nd Dec 2006, 04:14 PM
Are you going to show Sally growing up? Like, Child > Teen > Adult etc? Or is it going to end before that? If you are, I'll wait till your story is done before I do mine x] Oh and if you are, make sure she don't grow to Adult! Not yet anyway. =D
2nd Dec 2006, 11:26 PM
Yes, please!!!! A new chapter would be great!!!!
3rd Dec 2006, 10:51 PM
I soooo hope that Joe dies a bloody, horrible, painful death.
I can't believe he was so cruel to cut Alice's ears. It is getting a bit twisted, but I can't wait to see what's next. I also have a few suspisions about something else, but that will keep until I see if I'm right or not. ;)
Update soon. This is very suspensful!
4th Dec 2006, 02:05 PM
Elven Life, Love and Loss.
The next morning I woke up. I felt dirty. I had dried blood running down my ears. I went to the sink to wash it off but I felt dirtier in the process. The bleeding from my ears had stopped, but my ears were very tender and I think they were infected. (They kept leaking green pus but lets not go into that.)
Joe walked into two minutes later. He looked at me and laughed, as if he was proud of what he had done. I scowled and turned with my back facing him.
He came over and stroked my back with one finger. I flinched and stepped away. He moved forwards towards me again and whispered to me “So Alice, are we going to talk to me today? I can think of much worse things to do than physical pain…” He stood back and wiggled his eyebrows suggestively. He wouldn’t do that, surely? I went and sat on the bed. I kept my mouth firmly shut.
He came and sat down next to me. “You don’t want to talk?” he said and he went to kiss me. I turned my head so he ended up kissing my cheek. I went and moved to the opposite side of the cell.
“Get off me you pervert!” I yelled. He smiled and licked his lips. He came over to me and started to put his hands up my jumper but I pushed him away.
“You don’t want to play either?” Joe said, smugly. “Well, if you don’t want to be punished, maybe we can get rid of Sally’s little fingers? She won’t miss them, she’d have grown up used to not having any..”
“Screw you Joe! What the hell do you want to know? I don’t know anything about elves, okay?! My parents died years ago, and apart from then, I’ve never seen another elf!” I had throught about Selene, but I decided not to mention her, after all, she wasn’t exactly a threat to him.
Joe laughed. “I know you’re lying. True about your parents, BUT, you have met another elf, not including your daughter, does Selene ring a bell?”
I gasped. “How do you know about Selene?! Did you.. did you kill her? She was the other elf you killed?! How could you Joe! You’re so heartless!”
“Why thank you.” Smiled Joe. “And yes, I did kill her. I was foolish. Not because I killed her, don’t look so surprised. I did exactly the same as I did with you. I fell in love with her.”
“What? She never told me of any boyfriends or of you!” I must admit I was surprised. Up until now, Joe had spoke with an emotionless voice, but now, it was full of pity but also writhed with anger at himself.
“That’s because I told her not to tell you. At the beginning she was wonderful. She was so happy, chatty. All she ever did was talk about you. I started to get jealous but just ignored it. She reassured me you were only friends. Selene was..” Joe sighed. “she was the most beautiful girl I ever met. I fell for her instantly.”
“How do you know she was an elf?” I inquired calmly. I could tell these memories gave him pain.
“I found out, just like when I did with you. We were in bed together-” I gasped softly. “and her hair fell aside. I ran out of that room so fast.” Joes voice was getting angry now. “I just went home. I thought about it. I didn’t love her. She was an elf. A beast! She wasn’t human!” he said as he paced up and down. “The little cow, she never ever told me. I was so hurt and so angry. An elf! I hated it as much as I hate you, and I hate her too.”
“She came back to me. I thought it through, and well, I hated her but I could use this relationship to my advantage. I used her to find out information about elves. Where they were situated and who the others were. She told me that you were an elf; of course, when I met you at work I didn’t know it was you she was talking about. I should have done, you’re exactly as she described. Anyway, as well as using her for information, I used her for sex, for my pleasure. Sometimes she struggled, but I carried on none-the-less.” He said smirking. I stared at him with my mouth open.
“You, you abused her? No wonder she was so depressed! Why didn’t she tell me?” I muttered.
Joe laughed, that manic laugh I had experienced earlier. “Yeah. In the end, she got boring. She was depressed, she didn’t react like she used to, and she was always on that stupid hill. So one night, I followed her. I pushed her, and that was the last miserable day she ever spent. It was with me of course.”
“I hate you Joe.” I turned and face the wall and I wouldn’t talk to him. He walked out of the cell laughing whilst locking the door.
That night, I formed a plan. A plan that could not fail. Tomorrow, I would be free.
Thanks for the FB.. sorry it's a day late but I do have an excuse! I thought that on Saturday, it was Sunday, so I meant I would update today, not Sunday! Maybe this answers a few of your theories. I was suprised how I saw Selene's life. I think I want Joe to be an evil Sim. He's not though, inbetween pictures it's all smiles!
Anyhow, here I have you what will be the last picture in the story. I think this will answer your questions Hay? ^^
4th Dec 2006, 03:15 PM
I knew it! Joe was behind Selene's death. I HATE Joe!
I'm still hoping for the painful, scary, bloody demise. Poor Alice. I feel so sick for her. I 'm also hoping for her to escape or be rescued soon!
I know what you mean about the cheerful demeanor in between pics. Ha! Ha!
My evil Sim cries like a big baby when I have to make someone get in his face for a shot. I have to wait till he quits sniveling and get him looking all mean and evil again.
5th Dec 2006, 07:03 PM
I knew it was Joeee who was Selenes killer!
And he can't cut off Sallys fingers! I don't want a maimed Sally in my story! I'll come right over there and batter the evil toerag. Talking of which, all ginger people in stories seem to be evil! E.g. Poison Ivy from Batman. Or was it Superman? Meh.
6th Dec 2006, 12:44 AM
What an update, I hope she arrives home in one piece.
10th Dec 2006, 07:48 AM
wow i have even BOOKMARKED your story!
11th Dec 2006, 03:31 PM
Thanks for all the comments. I was gunna update today but the arrival of Christmas presents for my friends made me forget all about it! (They're lollipops with real scorpians, worms and ants in - haha!) I did also go shopping so hhhm, sometime this week I'll update hopefully!
8th Jan 2007, 07:11 PM
Elven Life, Love and Loss.
In the morning I heard the door being unlocked and I leapt up. As soon as Joe was in the door I pulled him closer to me and I started kissing him. I led him down onto the bed. As first he was surprised, but then he responded.
He started to take off my jumper. “Nuh-uh” I said wiggling my finger teasingly. I leant in and kissed him more.
I groped around by the sink for the tap I had loosened last night. Joe didn’t notice of course, he was too busy, to my dismay. I grabbed it and pulled it out of the sink and hit Joe round the head. He immediately fell unconscious. I grabbed the keys off his belt, locked the door and ran for it. I sure hoped he had a heck of a bump when he woke up. He deserved it.
I walked down a dark corridor and found some stairs. I travelled up them and found myself in a bright room. Suprisingly, it was rather homely, considering it belonged to a monster like Joe. Then the thought came to me; I actually had no idea where I was. Looking out a window I found myself in some woods. Which woods? Who knows.
I looked around for a phone. Finding one I picked it up and placed it to my ear. I screamed in pain. Never had I felt such pain like this before. Whimpering I dialled my house number. Sim answered straight away and as soon as I spoke I could sense in his voice a sudden relief.
“Alice! Oh my god! Are you okay? Where are you? What happened? I’ve been so worried! I got the police involved and everything but-“
“Sim! Please, just come get me.” I said crying down the phone. Since putting the phone to my ear it hadn’t stopped hurting. I think I needed help.
“Where are you?” Ugh.
“I don’t know...” I said quietly.
“Okay. Look around for some distinguishing landmarks and we’ll come get you.” I looked out of the window and couldn’t find anything. Carrying the cordless phone I went outside the front door. In the distance was a hill. I gasped. Not a hill! THE hill! I was close to home.
“I’m by the hill, somewhere near the hill where we used to go.” My head started spinning from the excitement. “Please… please just hurry…” I felt my shoulders hit the floor and then it was all over.
“Alice? Alice?! Are you still there? Alice?! Talk to me!”
Later on I woke up in hospital. I was still very dazed but Sim was by my bed talking with some frowning doctors. I tried to speak to get their attention but it just game out as growling. It worked and they looked at me anyway.
Sim was first to talk to me. “Oh god Alice. I never thought you’d wake up! If you didn’t wake up by tomorrow morning they were going to go ahead with surgery without your decision else you could have lost your ears and..”
“My ears?” I squeaked. I reached up to feel them and felt my head bandaged. What about the doctors? Obviously they’d seen them. I looked up at them and they smiled.
As if reading my mind the female one turned round and said “Don’t worry. We carry out our practises by the rules here, we treat anyone in need. And we also keep our patient confidentiality.” I sighed, relieved. No one else would find out, not that the whole world probably didn’t know what had happened.
“And Joe?” I queried.
“The Police found him in the basement unconscious. He’s currently in police custody looking to be charged.” Sim replied.
“Onto your ears Alice. They were severely damaged and you are at risk of losing the tops of them altogether if we do not operate. Sim made us wait the longest amount of time so you could make your own decision. You have two choice. We either reconstruct your ear to it’s former self, i.e. pointed, or you can have rounded human ears.” She smiled at me as I opened my mouth in shock.
Human ears? I could have human ears? All of the threats, the teasing, the protesting.. it could all be gone. The reason my recent past had been so frustrating and scary could be gone. I smiled at the thought. It disappeared as quickly as it came as I thought of Alice. She had pointed ears. How could I explain it to her if I had rounded? Was surgery an option for her too maybe in a couple of years? It would get rid of so many problems..
I knew what my choice would be.
8th Jan 2007, 07:17 PM
Elven Life, Love and Loss.
30 years later.
I looked at my husband with content. So many years we had been married. We also had grandchildren. Our family was happy and prosperous. All troubles had gone from years ago and it was just Sim and I left with the odd visit from our children.
He’d cooked us dinner once again. He was very into cooking and I loved it. I was even getting slightly chubby. I giggled as Sim fed me a forkful of his food. He was still as nice and romantic as he was, and we both loved each other since that day fate brought us together.
We now had three wonderful children and two grandchildren. We were both elders and all of our children had grown up. We gathered all together for major holidays and birthdays, but apart from that I saw them separately. I missed them since they had moved out, but I knew it was inevitable.
Sally had no children. She was working across the country with her work. She wouldn’t tell us what it is but we had grew to trust each other so I let her be. She was happy afterall. My two other children, Ben and Rose where living locally. Ben was a very renowned man in the business district and Rose was a housewife with her lovely daughter. She's also pregnant with her second child. Ben got married recently, a few years after Rose. Here’s a picture of him getting married with all of us in it. It was one of the few times a year we’re all together.
I still think about Selene sometimes. It was a shame she died young, but I know she's still with me and has been supporting me my whole life, I just didn't know it when I was younger. I thank her for it.
Since coming out of that hospital all those years ago after being kidnapped, I gave statements to the police and Joe was sentenced to 5 years in prison. Not much of a sentence I know, but it was better than community service.
And my ears?
Well! Finished at last. I didn't update in so long I gave you the last chapter AND the epilogue. I hope you liked it and it wasn't a let down. I liked the ending, just cause I feel it's sentimental with the ear thing. I'm sad and glad it's finished. So much pressure to finish, and it takes way to long to take pictures. Took me about 2-3 hours to set those up cause of the scenes and the amount of people. Ah well, it was worth it. I'd love to know your feedback. Thanks for your support everyone! x
8th Jan 2007, 09:11 PM
That was a lovely end to the story, all that blood and gore last chapter, EEK!
Its wonderful to hear how happy they all are :D
9th Jan 2007, 07:07 AM
Hehe. I had to put some twists in there somewhere =P
Thank your for your comments auroraspirit and it's nice to know you liked the ending!
9th Jan 2007, 08:02 AM
I loved this story! You should make more Elven-stories because i like how you made a whole 'elven-world' with all the details ;)
9th Jan 2007, 02:11 PM
Thank you, Branwen. I have no other stories planned but Haylifer has an elven story called Elvellon in which Sally stars in! I have no plans for other stories cause I find them boring towards the end and it's unfair on any of the readers if I can't finish :P
9th Jan 2007, 04:17 PM
I really loved how it all came out in the end. I loved the pics of all the family.
Best of all I was glad Alice kept her ears. :)
The only thing I didn't like, but I salute you for the realism, is that Joe didn't die a miserable, painful, bloody, gory death. Like in real life he served a minimal time in jail. At least he stayed away. :)
I was hoping for a sequel when you mentioned Sally had a top secret job, but I think it's cool that you've let Haylifer use Sally for her story. I'll be checking that out.
I still think you should write more stories. :D
9th Jan 2007, 08:44 PM
Eee. Thanks Montridge! I liked how it all came to an end too. I'd planned that from about halfway through ^_^ Hehe, I would of loved to kill Joe off. But I cheated and used him for the male doctor and as the husband to the pregnant girl, Rose. My game is so slow so having 8 people on the lot practically killed it, so having 10+ for all the characters I needed was out of the question so I just use Sim surgery and changed their clothes and hair ;P
Aye. I just advertised her story a bit. It was difficult because she wrote her intro before I finished my story, so I had to be careful where I left it and hoped it didn't interfere with hers, but thankfully it hasn't. I don't know anymore about her story than anyone else though :(
Oh yeah - I nearly forgot. I love to take family photos and generally setting up pictures xD I have photos plastered all over the Post Pictures of your Goths etc on the picture forum!
9th Jan 2007, 08:44 PM
I really love the Epilogue and how it all eventually ends =D
But, Sally has siblings! Interesting stuff, I'll have to bear that in mind for my story now. I really want to get cracking with it but damned exams are this week ¬_¬ But I'm full of inspiration now!
9th Jan 2007, 08:48 PM
Oooh, I forgot about the sibling thing. It just seemed right that they had more children like. I can send you them if you want but at the end of mine Sally doesn't have much to do with her family like, apart from on holidays so it shouldn't matter that much? Unless you use them as hostages.
11th Jan 2007, 08:01 AM
Just caught wind our your story so i got to read the whole thing in one go....it was a great story and i really enjoyed it....joe was just too much for word and it's a shame he got away with what he did by just serving jail time....
11th Jan 2007, 04:32 PM
I agree. I wanted something realisitc with his sentence, and I'm personally not sure of what you get for kidnap but I figured it'd probably be low if there wasn't any death or anything. And even if there was death he might've still got 5 years with the law these days. Anyhow, no politics for me. Thanks for taking your time to read :D
11th Jan 2007, 07:07 PM
I just wanted to tell you I do the same thing with my 'supporting characters' LOL! (I had to go back and take a better look at the other doctor. Hee!)
I also build all my 'sets' on the smallest lot available so my game runs faster.
11th Jan 2007, 08:46 PM
Hehe. This was quite a big lot so my game was quite slow. I do everything the most awkward way. I don't use the camera in game, I print screen, minimize the game, paste and save in Paint then go back into the game. Sometimes it can take 5+ minutes to load it's ridiculous! I like to get certain shots though which I don't know if the camera is big enough? But yes with the characters - it's so much easier that way!
4th Feb 2007, 03:45 AM
I enjoyed this story greatly. Thank you for taking the time to write it. :)
6th Feb 2007, 07:20 PM
Thanks for reading, glad you enjoyed it! :D
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