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Ailith Verid - all of nine years old - wrinkled her nose at the prospect of feeling like she was being squished on all sides.

She held a cat tightly in her arms, subjecting the creature to a nearly vice-like grip.

He didn't move to escape or swat at the girl, however, rather, he pressed his muzzle against her cheek, almost reassuringly.

The man in front of her, a wiry, dark skinned young man, turned, motioning her to follow him.

She heaved a sigh and stepped through the glittering portal, the feline in her grasp purring loudly.

Her grip on the car loosened as she looked around the room in wonder, nearly backing into one of the many mages in the Citadel's gate-room.

She squeaked loudly and spun, curtsying as well she could while holding a cat in her arms.

The Mage smiled down at her.

"You are fine, child. No harm done."

He looked up, noticing the Mage tasked with finding the girl, smiling at him.

"Good evening, Metias."

The dark-skinned Mage bowed in return. "To you as well, Master Hyron."

As they spoke, Ailith tuned them out, inspecting the one Metias had called Master Hyron.

Her curiosity - or desire for knowledge - got the better of her, and Ailith stepped closer, using one hand to tug on his robe, burying her face into the cat's fur.

"'m Ailith," she mumbled softly, not looking up to meet his eyes. She knew she should, as the rank of Master was much higher than that of the Mage assigned to bring her in.

Hyron knelt down so he was eye level with her, smiling softly.

"It is a pleasure to meet you, little one," he said, genuinely. The cat tilted his head, and made a soft rumbling sound in his throat.

"This is Mal."

She held up the cat slightly, lifting her head and meeting his eyes squarely.

"He thinks we will meet again. With others. Not just us."

She turned slightly and grabbed Metias' hand, falling quiet yet again.

Metias nodded a goodbye to Hyron and started towards the living quarters, leaving the master puzzled as to the cryptic words.

FIN.
First Meetings
Fits into the Summoner universe, written by my friend, Draone :)
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Two figures, dressed in black, walked solemnly through the dew-covered grasses of the cemetery.

The taller carried a basket, filled with a number of tools and things while the other held a box of wildflowers in her arms. They stopped under a willow tree, glancing at each other before kneeling in the grass.

Zanaia Marie Swift pushed her sleeves up, digging through the basket until she found a set of pruning shears.

With careful hands, she cut away the weeds that had grown around the marble headstones, fingers brushing over the names carved into the stone.

Grant Matthews Swift and Angela Lucille Swift-De la Fontaine.

When she hesitated, Timbira set her box down, leaning over to hug her twin, feeling her own gaze blur slightly at the memories of family.

They knelt like that for who knows how long, tear streaked memories of camping with their father, cooking with their mother... Learning and playing and being a family.

A chilling breeze pulled them from the painful memories, and Zanaia looked up.

There was nothing there, though the familiar scent of lavender perfume floated on the wind, and both girls straightened, a feeling of calm enveloping them.

With renewed spirits, the pair finished their work, clearing the headstones for yet another year, honoring not only their parent's death, but remembering those forgotten who died during the Battle for Hogwarts as well.

FIN.
Remembrance
Written originally on the anniversary of the Battle for Hogwarts, which is the same day that my Harry Potter character lost her parents, two years before. 

So, every year after their death, she and her twin visit their graves, and the graves of the lives lost the night of the Battle. 
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Rowan looked up as his mother poked her head into his room, holding an envelope in one hand. Wordlessly, she set it on his dresser before pulling her head back and closing the door behind her.

The young man listened intently, waiting for her footsteps to recede before taking the envelope in his hands.

His name and address was written in her chicken-scratch script, and in the top corner, was her own name and address, smudged by what looked to be drops of water.

Picking up a small sword-like letter opener - a gift from her - Rowan slicked open the letter, and a piece of parchment fell to the bed.

A sweet scent, fruity, almost like peaches, filled he air, and Rowan breathed in sharply. It was Cahlia's favorite perfume.

He gingerly picked up the letter, unfolding it.

The writing was thin, and there were places where the slanting letters were blurred, as if she had been crying.

Once...

Once you told me that it didn't seem right to say goodbye...

Not really...

I thought I'd have to - I thought I'd have to let go of everything I loved about you, and to know that I don't, and that you were right...

And won't you be so pleased with yourself, to know that you were right...


The truth of it, my darling... The truth of it has never been clearer to me than it is now...

And you are, always, my darling.

Yours,
Cahlia


He let the letter drop to his lap, and Rowan could hear the bitterness in her words, even if she was halfway across the country now.

The paper landed writing down, and Rowan noticed a small line along the back, barely noticeable.


see you soon.
To: My Ex by duchessaLaura
To: My Ex
These past three years have been wonderful, and I know it's harsh, putting up with me, and dealing with everything: the insecurities, my fears and doubts, anxiety, distance...  

Everything.


It's going to be hard for me to get over this completely. To get over us... As much as it would be nice to be able to forget everything at the drop of a pin... That's not possible... 


And glory, does it hurt. My heart aches... Not metaphorically, but physically... I think about all that's happened, and I hurt... I feel my heart breaking, and I break down, and I fall apart...


I just... We have so many memories that are good, and I don't want to dwell on the bad, but... I can't help feel that this is my fault...



You always will be my first love, and the only thing I truly regret is my inability to be what you truly want in a wife.


You were my first love, my first kiss, my first boyfriend, and I want you to know that those... they mean so much to me..

I hope the things I've given you, the trinkets and stories, the necklace and the rose... I hope you keep them... I hope you can look back at them and remember the good times we shared... 


My dearest Commodore... My most faithful friend...

I pray we can remain friends despite all of this... 

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30 Days 30 Letters Challenge List -
~ Your Best Friend
~ Your Crush
~ Your Parents
~ Your Sibling
~ Your Dreams
~ A Stranger
~ Your Ex-Boyfriend/Girlfriend/Love/Crush
~ Your Favourite Internet Friend
~ Someone You Wish You Could Meet
~ Someone You Don't Talk To As Much As You'd Like To
~ A Deceased Person You Wish You Could Talk to
~ The Person You Hate Most/Caused You A Lot Of Pain
~ Someone You Wish Could Forgive You
~ Someone You've Drifted Away From
~ The Person You Miss The Most
~ Someone That's Not In Your State/Country
~ Someone From Your Childhood
~ The Person That You Wish You Could Be
~ Someone That Pesters Your Mind, Good Or Bad
~ The One That Broke Your Heart The Hardest
~ Someone You Judged By Their First Impression
~ Someone You Want To Give A Second Chance To
~ The Last Person You Kissed
~ The Person That Gave You Your Favourite Memory
~ Somebody That Is Going Through The Worst Of Times
~ The Last Person You Made A Pinky Promise To
~ The Friendliest Person You Knew For Only One Day
~ Someone That Changed Your Life
~ Somebody You Want Tell Everything To, But Too Afraid To
~ Your Reflection In The Mirror

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Laura
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I'm an artist, a writer, a singer.

I am many things, insane included.

I have my moments of biting sarcasm, though you can always count on me to listen and give advice.

I like taxidermy, and I am studying to be a zoo keeper. I am a Christian who believes that Jesus died for my sins, but that Nature has a higher meaning.

I love the outdoors.

Books are my life, and my friends mean the world to me, as do my characters and my family.

I am feline-minded, feline-hearted: I identify strongly with Snow Leopard.

Who am I, you ask?

I am simply me.

You may not like it, you may want me to change...

But I won't.

Take it or leave it, darling, what you see is what you get.

No questions asked.
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DuskFennec Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the :+fav:! I really appreciate it!
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Tks! :)
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Thank you very much for the +fav. :)
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Happy Birthday! :glomp: 
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mikeuscg Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Artist
I hope you have a most awesome birthday!!!
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Hopeless-Alchemist Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:squee: Happy birthday Laura!  Glomp! 
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duchessaLaura Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:)

Thank you! :3
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Ravyre Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello there! Hi! 
Welcome to %EverythingPagan  Glomp! 
I are very happy to have you join us! Boogie! 


First thing is first, I'm not a teacher, at all. I just wish to have an active running Pagan group on deviantART. As a result, if you have anything you wish to share via blog, whether it be something in the news about paganism, something from another website, or even a meet you have been to and wish to share, then you are more than welcome to submit. The only catch, it has to be related to paganism. Haha~ Giggle 

If you have any Pagan related art then we'd love for you to upload it and show it off in our gallery. I love deviantART! 

Any questions you have regarding anything then please don't hesitate to ask, I'm more than happy to help you to the best of my ability. OMG MOAR POEMS! 

Thank you once again for joining %EverythingPagan. I hope you enjoy being apart of the group as much as I do running it! Love 
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NekoFlameAlchemist Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Thanks so much for the watch - I hope you are well <3
Have a llama ^^
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penut-butter-goddess Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving!
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