Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Dream Diary: Prey

She knew something was off with that night. Lilia wasn't usually afraid with going out in the dark, even if she was alone. But for some reason, something spooked her.
Her cell phone beeped. Even that made her jump. Her stomach was feeling heavy, and she had this strange feeling of being watched.
Her phone beeped again. This time it started reading. It went through the silence of the night like through broken glass. For some reason, her hands were shaking as she answered the phone.
She waited for an answer. No one gave it to her. On the other end was complete silence.
"Hello? Who's there?.."
Something was off. She knew it. Then, finally, the person on the other end spoke.
"…Lilia?" said a frightened voice, a voice which belonged to her best friend.
"Hannah? What happened?" her tone switched to concerned; she never heard her friend act like this before.
"Lilia, I'm scared! I don't want to die! Please help me, Lilia!" her friend cried out.
"Hannah, where are you?? I'm coming to get you right now!" she said, too concerned for her friend to pay attention to her own fear.
"I'm in a small chapel! I think it's the one near our scho-" her voice was cut off by her scream, followed by an eerie laugh.
'Come to me…' a voice whispered in her ears.
She turned around and looked for the source of the voice. Nothing. Around was only darkness from the night, and a streetlamp a few feet away. She was surrounded by only silence now.
Then she remembered what happened.
She ran towards the chapel which was just a few blocks away from her school. But she couldn't help but wonder. Why the chapel? That was supposed to be a holy place. A place where everyone could feel safe. Yet, why, from the moment she got in front of the chapel she felt that something was definitely going wrong?
Even though she hesitated at first, she went in. Only to discover that the main chamber was empty. A few candles were lit, giving the place a creepy feeling, as it was in the middle of the night. She wondered why they were even burning in the first place.
Then, she noticed the door leading to a second chamber slightly ajar. She took one of the candles with her, as she saw that the room wasn't lit at all. Once she got in front of the door, she started to feel frightened of what she might see there.
"Hannah?..." she said as she pushed the door. "Hannah, are you there?"
Nothing. All she heard was her own voice in a small space. She went forward. She moved the candle around, searching for anything which might lead her to her friend.
What she didn't expect to see was a pool of blood on the floor in the middle of the room. She gasped. She prayed to God that that blood didn't belong to Hannah. Losing so much vital fluid would certainly lead to a person's death. She certainly did not want her best friend dead.
Then something shone as the flame from the candle flickered. Something was in the middle of that pool of blood. Something which looked like a locket.
She kneeled down to look at it. Her heart nearly stopped. She knew who this locket belonged to. Her fears were confirmed when she opened it, just to find a small picture of herself and Hannah, both smiling at the camera.
Then, she felt a presence in the room. She got up quickly and started scanning the room. Sweat drops were going on her face since she knew this presence was evil. It was the presence which most likely killed her best friend. Then, finally, the dim light from the candle fell on a silhouette in the corner of the chamber. It seemed like that of a young, beautiful man, but his skin was as white as a corpse. He didn't even seem to be alive. And he was also covered in blood. His clothes, his mouth…
'I knew you'd come…' she heard the same voice whisper again.
She screamed. She screamed so hard that the light from the candle blew off. She ran out of the chamber as fast as she could, not even looking behind.
She ran towards her house. If something was lurking in the neighborhood, she's better take her family and get away from there.
Yet the moment she got to the house, she already knew it was too late. The lights were off. Even so, she could see the blood on the door, and the blood which was leaking out from under it. She already knew it. The place smelled of death.
She leaned against the door, not caring about the blood that was there.
"What do you want?!" she screamed.
'You…' the answer came immediately, even though he was nowhere in sight.
She knew now. That thing was after her, and to get to her, he'd kill the persons close to her first.
She held her friend's locket close to her heart, like she was saying a wish. Then she ran. She knew running wouldn't be on any help, but she ran. She could only hope that she could avoid getting other people involved in this chase. A chase in which she was his prey.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Call of the Fallen: Poster

Wannabe poster for "Call of the Fallen". Though actually, this is the guy I used as a refference for Daemon, so it's not that Random xD I had the picture, so I used Photoshop o make this. I hope you like it xD

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Call of the Fallen: Prologue

I couldn't believe my eyes. My mind was making so many spins and turns that I couldn't move from my spot. My heart rate was going crazy with both confusion and fear. I was just staring. Staring at the pool of blood and the guy that was lying in it in front of me. The guy I used to know… the guy I thought I've known… the guy whom I actually haven't known at all…
Then my eyes went on another guy. The guy standing in front of me, on the opposite side of the body. The guy which had his hands perfectly clean even though they should have been stained with blood. The guy which I desperately wanted to know about, but didn't know a thing. The guy whom I knew now.
I stepped back. I was ready to dart away any second, once the feeling that I was chained to the ground left me.
"Lace…" he said, like in a whisper.
"Stay… away…" I said, stepping back even more.
"He called it upon himself! I had to do it!"
"He was my friend, you monster!" I cried.
I still couldn't believe he was gone, even after seeing him in front of me, dead. He became an important existence in my life in a really short time.
"He didn't think of you as a friend! He tried to kill you!"
I recalled everything that happened moments before. The time when my life seemed to be nothing but a bag in which anyone could put their lies. I felt pity for myself for being so easy to deceive. Then I remembered…
"You tried to kill me too, you bastard." I hissed.
"I didn't try to kill you. I was just trying to make you see the truth. We're destined."
My stomach was making turns. I couldn't believe he was still going on about that.
"It's no difference to me." I glared.
"You're seeing me like this because you're still part of this side. Come with me." He said, almost pleading. "..Join me."
My blood went cold. Joining him would mean a lot of things which would change my life forever. It would mean giving up the life I had now, for a life I never thought would be real, that it was only in stories. Even seeing him in front of me now seemed unreal. Everything that happened until now was unreal.
"I'd rather die than come with you. Back then, when you…" I looked at the dead body in front of me, still in horror "… killed him."
Staring at the body, I wanted to cry. I never knew if he was just a friend, or even more than that. He was the boy who listened to me each time I needed a shoulder to cry on and always try to cheer me up. He was the boy who, from the moment he met me, always took care of me. He was the boy who shattered everything in just a matter of seconds.
And in front of me, the guy who was always engulfed in mystery. The guy who pricked the interest of an adventurous girl, who was addicted to trouble. The guy who seemed to have so many secrets that I wanted to know all about them.
Now I just wanted to erase everything. His tall, sexy figure, his dark red, messy hair, which still made him look perfect, his green eyes which made me lose sight of everything each time he looked at me, his long fingers which would caress my skin…
The fingers which were now on my cheek.
"Lacy…" he whispered.
I jerked away, startled. I didn't know what to believe anymore. My heart was screaming in two directions. I wanted to go. I wanted to stay. I wanted kill him. I wanted to dive in his arms.
"Leave me alone." I finally managed to say
He stood there silent for a couple of moments, until he finally spoke again.
"I hope you'll change your mind. For your own good."
I didn't reply to that. Instead, I watched him turn around to leave. And this time, I clearly saw it. Not with my eyes which were bloodshot from tears, not through desperate cries, but clearly. A pair of huge, beautiful black wings unfurled from his back. They were like the sun, yet they were like the night. And I saw him glance one more time at me before taking off to the sky…

Monday, 24 January 2011

Michael Devan and Lydia Miget

Well, here they are... pictures and descriptions for Lydia and Michael from my Night & Day xD.
I finally finished drawing Michael! and also Lydia with her cutest face ever!!

this is Lydia (full name: Lydia Miget)
isn't she the cutest thing ever? xD
well, in her case, "cuteness" wasn't anything helpful for her at all... after she graduated from University, she had all it took to become a great lawyer... except that her childish looks made it difficult for her to find work right away... (the result of people thinking "oh, she looks soo much like a kid, maybe her mind is also that one of a kid...")
finally, she finds work at Brigs Company, because the boss there cared more about the capabilities of a worker than her looks.
Lydia finally found a job and went on with her normal life and job. That is, until a person named Michael Devan called at Brigs...

and now...

Here's Michael (full name: Michael Devan) xD (colored version of him here)
well, this is more or less how I've been imagining him. A guy with a carefree/casual clothing, but also a charming guy with deep, dark blue eyes and black hair. a lawyer "trainee" (more or less true...)
A modern vampire, yet at the same time an old vampire. Acts like a normal human yet he lives old styled. His house is a classic-type mansion (with a Victorian touch to it)
A person who's powerful and merciless with those who go against him, yet at the same time kind and gentle with those important to him. Sneaky, playful, and just loves to tease Lydia xD

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Night & Day - Chapter X

"Lydia, why'd you keep that hottie only to yourself? You should have let me in on the news too!"
By news, what my colleague Georgia Pets actually meant was that I didn't share the hot gossip on me and Michael.
"Well, it's not like I had the chance to tell you when it happened. I was 'on the field', remember?" I said taking a sip of my juice at the cafeteria.
"Yeah, and maybe on something else too… So, tell me how it was when you first did it!" she asked, really excited.
I choked on my juice because, since I was starting to know Georgia, I also knew where she was knocking at.
"Georgia!" I almost shouted.
"Ok, ok, I know, 'take things easy'" she said, like trying to imitate me.
I went grumpy back to my lunch and took a bite of my hamburger.
"But still, he's a really hot guy! You sure were lucky to get him! And also that guy Alex, he really isn't someone to be ignored either" she said in a daze. "By the way, he seemed to be friends with your guy, didn't he?"
I noticed that the two knew each other, but they didn't actually look like friends to me. At least, not from Michael's point of view. Even though Alex seemed really friendly and enthusiastic, Michael didn't look the part at all. I wonder what happened between the two. Alex seemed like a nice guy as well…
"Speak of the devil…" I heard Georgia say in a low voice, waking me from my 'inner conflict'"
When I turned around, I saw Michael's gaze catch mine, and we locked eyes. I was starting to understand them now. There was something about them that didn't seem right. Even more than usual.
"I'll let you guys have some space. From the way he looks at you, it seems he's barely keeping himself from eating you."
"… Really…"
Georgia left with a giggle which I knew what actually meant.
I don't even know when Michael moved so fast. The next second, he was already sitting where Georgia was before.
"Lydia, we need to talk." he said the moment he sat down.
"Alright, but-" I started, but then was interrupted by another storm.
"Hey guys! Mind if I join you for lunch as well?"
The smile he had on his face made it impossible to refuse him. He had the brightest smile I'd ever seen, and with his blond hair, he was simply shining! He seemed to be the type of person that didn't have a care in the world, with a happy-go-lucky character which would light the mood everywhere he went. Alex Maxden.
"Not at all, please do!" I said, barely without even thinking.
"Thanks! It feels so good when you come some somewhere and then you meet up with old friends. Right Mike?" he said, smiling at Michael.
On the other hand, I was almost surprised that Michael's eyes weren't shooting laser beams at him. But then, he seemed to have regained his composure, even though he was still keeping an eye on him.
"Yeah… it is…" he finally answered.
"You know, this really brings me back to the old times." he said, taking some French fries. "Back then, the three of us would always spend time together like this. Well, she wouldn't be able to stay with us all the time, but when she would, it'd be so much fun!"
"… The three of you?" I asked, getting caught in the conversation and in my curiosity.
"Yeah, me, Mike and Beea. We were like best buds."
"With Beea too?? Wow! So that means you guys would be together like all the time…" I said, feeling a teensy-weensy bit of jealousy inside me.
"Yeah, we were doing stuff like best friends do, like hanging around, helping each-other in need, sharing secrets…"
"That's so cool! I always wanted a best friend like that! Your relationship seems so special…"
Without realizing it, I got into a really lively conversation with Alex. And despite Michael's constant glares, I was enjoying it.
"Yeah, it was very special… Even though not all of us shared the same feelings for the other person…"
"Alex, that's enough!" Michael suddenly said. His eyes seemed to have already caught fire as he stood in front of Alex.
"Whoa, Mike, calm down, I was trying to…" Alex paused, looked at me, and then back at Michael "… see your feelings."
There was a short moment when the two were like in an eye-to-eye battle, with Michael in blazing angel and Alex with his usual composed expression.
"Well, I've got to get going" said Alex. "Work's calling!" he said as he took off.
If there was something that I could relate Alex to, that was a tornado. A sudden coming, and then leaving everything in a restless state. The state Michael was in that moment…
"Well, he sure seems like a pretty entertaining guy…" I said, trying to break the awkward silence that set in.
"Don't get too close to him" he said, as if he was giving me an order.
"… Whaa-?"
"Just like you heard. Don't get too close to him."
"But why?"
He didn't answer my question. In fact, he wasn't even looking at me.
"You know, when asking someone for a favor, you're supposed to ask them nicely and say your reasons! And I can't understand why you're saying this, because Alex seems to be a really friendly person!"
"You don't know him!"
"Yeah? Then you tell me why shouldn't I be friends with a person that'll be my, in fact our colleague! You were friends, weren't you?!"
He didn't budge, nor did he answer my question. Instead, he seemed calm. So calm that it was making me angry.
"I'm saying this for your own good. He's not good to be a friend of yours."
Now that really made me mad.
"I think I'm old enough to choose who I make friends with!"
It wasn't that I was talking Alex's side, or that I wanted to be his friend so badly, but what was actually pissing me off was that Michael was starting to order me around. And I so didn't like that!
"Lydia, who do you believe in more, me, or some guy you just met?" he said, and I could see in his eyes that he was getting desperate.
"Michael, I want to believe in you! But to do that, you also have to believe in ME! And keeping secrets shut inside you all the time isn't helping at all!"
I was so angry that I almost knocked down the coffee table as I left the cafeteria.
Michael didn't follow me. Neither did his 'visions'. It seemed like he really wanted to leave me in the dark this time as well.
Ok, I get it! If he wasn't going to explain things to me, I'd get them from elsewhere! I was already too involved in this anyway…
Still, Alex wasn't exactly a solution… sure, he seemed ok, but still, Michael DIDN'T seem ok. And first, I had to find out the reason behind that.
Which left Beea…if only I could get to call her and meet up with her today, without Michael finding out…
I was so caught in thoughts that I wasn't aware of my surroundings until I bumped into someone
"Ouch, I'm so sorry-" I said, but stopped the moment I saw Alex in front of me. For a moment there, I felt a bit uncomfortable being alone with him, without Michael by my side. Without feeling his protection…
"No, it's ok, I wasn't looking where I was going either" he said, pulling a 'tehe' smile. "This place is so big, it's really easy for a newcomer to get lost in here."
I giggled.
"Well, everyone's like that at first. It took me a few days until I got used to the place as well."
It was so easy to carry out a conversation with him.
"Hey, can you give me a tour around? It's gonna help me big time!" he said, with that bright smile that made it impossible for me to say no.
"Of course, that's what colleagues are for." I said, smiling back at him.
"Thanks a bunch!"
Showing him around the place was really entertaining. He'd always seem so amazed by the things around and we'd keep talking about a lot of random stuff. Well, everything except their past. I even thought about asking him directly, without having to call Beea anymore. But by the looks of it, I thought they just had a childish fight that Alex overcame and Michael couldn't.
By the time we got to the archives, people weren't around anymore. Since this side of the company is like a storage, people only came when they needed to dump in some unnecessary papers or documents which they thought they could use in the future.
"Alex, this here's the archives" I said as I opened the door. "It's where you-" I started, but stopped as one hand covered my mouth, and the other one was holding my arm, pushing me into the archives room. I managed to turn my head around, and saw Alex's face.
He was grinning. Not his usual grin, but a different one. This time, I couldn't see any kindness in there. Only evil.
"You really shouldn't judge a book by its cover."
He was keeping me really close, and I could feel his face close.
How could I have made a mistake like that!? Despite Michael's warning, I let myself be misled by his behavior. Now I was alone with him, in this kind of situation!
This time, panic really overwhelmed me. I was pulling myself, trying to get free from his grasp.
"Scared? Well, that guy did try to warn you. He sent a lot of 'visible messages' for you, to warn you about me and to calm you down after you fought. Oh, but I forgot, I was the one who was stopping them all…"
Visible messages? He knew about Michael's power!
And he said he was also stopping them. The moment I realized what he meant was when I saw a pair of blazing red eyes and the shiny fangs show from his grin.
He was also a vampire.
And even worse than that, his mouth was dangerously close to my neck. I could feel his breathing, as his fangs were ready to pierce my skin.
I had to get away. If I didn't, I knew something really bad would happen…
Before he got the chance to bite me, I turned it all the way around. I bit his hand that he had at my mouth so hard, that I could even hear the flesh tore, and him yell. The moment he took his other hand from my arm to press it against his wound, I took it as a chance and sprinted out of there.
There was a split of a second when I saw in my head images of a place in the company, not too far from where I was, and Michael was in there, searching for me. It was enough for me to know where I should head to. I was heading for the one who made me feel the safest.
Somehow, a part of his vision managed to get through Alex. I didn't know how he was stopping them, but it just meant that he also had a power just like Michael did.
But even so, Michael didn't stop. For even the slightest chance like this, he was trying to reach me. And this helped my reunite with my knight. As if knowing that I was coming, he came and he found me first. The moment I saw him, I immediately ran towards him and jumped into his arms. I felt safe again.
"Michael!!" I was crying so hard that I could barely even see anything or hear anything anymore. I could only feel when he kissed me, and that was the only thing that managed to calm down. When I met Michael's soft gaze, his midnight blue eyes looking right back at me, and for a short moment, I could only feel that there was only me and him.
But we weren't…
"I'm sorry… I'm so sorry…" I said, my eyes welling again.
"It's ok, you're safe now" he said as he hugged me tight.
"Are you sure of that?" said a voice that made me jerk. A few feet away was Alex, staring right at us.
As I looked back at Michael, his eyes now turned burning red. He held me by his side, barely keeping himself from attacking the person in front of us.
"Why? Why did you have to involve Lydia in this as well, Alex?!" yelled Michael.
"You were the one that stole that person's happiness! Now I'm going to steal yours! This way, you can give her happiness back to her. I'll make you do it even if you don't want to!"
"You know that she is not going to be happy about this. Then why are you doing it?"
"I swore that I'll bring her the happiness she wants. She deserves better than being used as a tool for her feelings. I want to protect what's precious to me and see her happy again!"
"Alex, this is not the right way!"
Just when I thought it'd end in a bloodbath between vampires, we heard some people coming towards where we were. People from the company which had no idea about what was happening so close to them…
Fortunately, that made them stop. They didn't want to expose themselves.
"We'll see if it's the right way or not" he grinned. "We have aaaaall the time in the world to do that. But until then…" He changed his smile to the one he had when he first came, making it seem like the Alex Maxden from a few minutes ago didn't even exist "…we still need to carry on with own work."
His eyes this time had a different spark. This time, evil thoughts were showing in them.
"We'll end this later, guys!" he said as he turned around and went on to the offices.
"That bastard, mocking me like that…" Michael grunted.
But after this conversation, there was something else that was bothering me as well.
"Michael… who is 'that person'?"
He stood silent for a moment, before he looked away.
"It's Beea…"