I still remember the first few days. Salt in the sea breeze, my hand dipping through the rolling waves, and the ship’s soft rocking that so quickly lulled me into slumber, like a babe in the cradle.
But now, when it’s just me and the ship, trapped in an endless watery desert…the memory corrupts, twists what I once loved into cold prison bars.
I scrabble to the starboard bow, mouth agape as something bangs against the ship. Soaked clothes, ragged hair…a human. Probably a corpse.
I pull them up. “Another damned mouth,” I say.
Salvation, I think.
Song by The Fray
Where did I go wrong?
My hand upon your shoulder
Was little comfort
The witch smiled.
“Do you believe in destiny, boy?”
He met her gaze, too tired to feel fear.
– Cinder and Jaune, The Coin’s Edge
Song by wowaka, sung by nano
Constant failure rots
The soul, her rolling days will
Leave a breathless girl
And I’m already like, halfway through chapter thirteen, too. We’re picking up speed, peeps!
Best out-of-context line?
“Wow, this looks like…something!” Faith exclaimed, trotting over to Mel and Ash. “Is it a magical circle? Are we summoning a demon?!”
“The only demon we summoned was the demon of hyperactivity, and oh hey, here she is.”
– Faith and Mel, Elf Story
Song by Neru, sung by JubyPhonic
Blackboard of despair
Why does the problem of life
Have the answer ‘noose’?
“Eh? Why wouldn’t she?”
“I don’t know, she’s…what’s the word? Vaguely responsible?”
“Ah yes,” Yang began, narrowing her eyes. “The fun killer. I know it well.”
– Ruby and Yang, To The Heart Seeking Freedom