ImaginaryI linger in the doorway
Of alarm clock screaming
Monsters calling my name
Let me stay
Where the wind will whisper to me
Where the raindrops
As they're falling tell a story
"Kalista, get out here!" His deep voice bellowed, echoing in her mind. She cringed further under the small bed as his footsteps sounded in the hall.
Her heart beat wildly against her ribs until she thought everyone in the building would hear it. 'Shut up, he'll find me!'
The crash of a bottle against the wall made her flich impossibly further against the wall. 'Please don't see me, don't look under here!' Either he threw the glass container in frustration or he broke it for a weapon.
"Must've left or somethin." He muttered, voice slurring slightly as he stepped back out of the closet sized bedroom.
She dared to breathe a sigh of relief, soon regretting it as he stormed back in and kicked under the edge, catching her nose and dragging out a scream.
"Thought you'd fooled me, eh?" He chuckled, reach
Bring Me To LifeHow can you see into my eyes like open doors
Leading you down into my core
Where I've become so numb without a soul
My spirit sleeping somewhere cold
Until you find it there and lead it back home
Ryou sighed, walking away from another bloody mess of a bully. Having a psychotic Yami had its perks, he sure did keep bullies off his back. But they always came back sooner or later and always angrier and packing some kind of weapon. Too bad for this guy he had a metal pipe. And now probably needed his jaw wired shut.
Wake me up inside
Wake me up inside
Call my name and save me from the dark
Bid my blood to run before I come undone
Save me from the nothing I've become
A blonde girl walked slowly across the road, eyes focused on what he figured to be a map since she looked new.
'Looks pretty stupid too.' Bakura commented, chuckling darkly as a car sped toward her.
"Ah, miss!" The British boy called, only to have his voice drowned out by the noise of the streets.
No Regrets Ch. 21 Kasumi sighed in relief, it was all normal again. Her and her friends, plus Rin, had sucessfully escaped Bakura's clutches. She had no recollection of how, most likely surpressed the memory though, it must have been bloody and gory if she had done that though.
'The human mind, quite the fascinating thing!' She grinned, it was easy to kick back and act normal again. Happiness was a welcome feeling now, even though the orad ahead was bound to be hard. 'I guess it won't be just as easy as going back to the hide out and pretetnding that three, if not four of our members have been killed?'
Her two and a half friends, Rin was iffy at the moment, were actually getting along well. The three dark haired girls each had a smile, atleast until the scenery suddenly changed. Sand appeared under there feet, the crude road of the market place completely gone. A fountain was in the shade of two
No Regrets Ch. 20Sandy smiled as her two kids ran into the room, their pale hair flying around wildly. They looked older now, hair longer and both taller though the girl had a good inch or two on her brother. They were still mumbling about some argument.
"I'm telling you your beast of a horse kicked Nosfaretu!" The girl cried indignantly.
"Zantry wouldn't do that, it was your Frostpine!" He hissed back, looking ready to smack her. "It's all your fault we're both being punished, you wouldn't admit he did it! Dad was furious, I thought he was gonna skin us both!"
"Hey hey, calm down, where did you get that temper from anyway?"
"Probably you!" He snapped indignantly.
"More like from your father, and he'd be whipping you now if he heard you two arguing like this for the hundreth time."
"Sorry mom." They said at the same time, hanging their heads and still sticking their tongues out at each other.
'Why do they have to be so hostile to each other?' She wondered, pulling them back on the bed with her.
No Regrets Ch. 19"Ow!" Sandy woke up suddenly, feeling like someone had kicked her in the stomach. Dark hair filled her vision as someone rolled over, muttering various words she couldn't catch.
'Hair's too dark, it can't be Bakura!' She was almost gleeful enough to jump around the room. "Rin?" 'No wonder my stomach hurts, probably kicks in her sleep!'
"What do you want?" She muttered, clenching her pillow.
"What happened to you? When did you get here?" She set up and inspected the girl in the moonlight. A few scratches were on her arms, probably where she tried to protect her face.
"I'm not sure..it was weird. This guy from the palace...was there." She murmured, rolling onto her side, clearly still half asleep.
"You look kinda pale." 'Stomach kicker!'
"Shut up. I'm just happy for a real bed...it's something new to me."
"Oh, well it is nice." 'Probably filled with feathers or cotton or something.' "Did anything happen when that priest guy did anything to you?"
"Yeah, this sh
No Regrets Ch. 18Sandy rose from her bed, unusually happy, as if looking forward to something. The sun shone bright through the window, casting a light on the place. The door opened and two kids ran in happily, the boy jumped onto the bed, his sister wrapping her small arms around Sandy's legs. Her hair was past her shoulders, a light gray color. The boy's was curly and only a few inches long, the same faded gray color, both had amazingly tan skin.
"Come on, Dad said we get to pick out our first horses today!"
The question came out, she didn't even think about why this didn't seem weird, who these kids were, or who their dad was. Or, more importantly, why they were so relaxed with her. "Ok, did you have any idea what color you wanted?"
"Brown!" The boy called, bounding off the bed and rolling, scrambling back up after a sloppy landing.
His twin snickered. "Good thing Dad didn't see that, he would have made you do it over a hundred times! But I want a white horse with black legs."
"Getting awful picky t
No Regrets Ch. 17"Damn." Kami breathed, hushed voice still managing to wake the others. "Look at that."
A feast was set out on a blanket, very much like an indoor picnic. Speared fish cooked to perfection, apples, bananas, water, and of course bread was sitting there. They had to wonder if they hadn't really been murdered and now in heaven.
'No, of course not, Kami wouldn't be in my Heaven.' Rin thought, grabbing one of the fish and chowing down.
"I hope it's poisonous." Her nemisis muttered, looking at the food with a sense of paranoia. 'I'm starving, but I doubt it's safe. Guess we'll have an answer if she drops over dead.'
"This is really good."
'Yeah, yummmmm poison.'
The other two were digging in, and Sandy noticed with delight that the bread was fresh and still warm.
'Maybe Bakura's fattening us up cuz he's really a canibal.' She thought, watching Kami slowly give in to her hunger. 'Funny, maybe a month ago I would have just stared longingly and starve myself. Guess
No Regrets Ch. 16"Rin, don't touch it!" Kami automatically hissed.
"Me? I'd be more worried about you using it just so I'd be dead!"
"I wouldn't do that!"
'This really could go on forever.' "You know what, I'm going to take this." Sandy muttered, reaching out for the key but being stopped by the other two.
"I will bite your hand off." Rin threatened seriously.
"I think she's the best one to keep ahold of it." Kasumi agreed from her corner, bandaging her stomach.
Rin scowled while Kami looked to be thinking. "Why don't you keep ahold of it?"
She shook her head vigorously. "He'll want it back and that involves looking at him."
"Mine!" Sandy called, grabbing the key and jumping backwards.
"We're all going to die!"
"Have a little faith guys." She mockingly held the key to the lock, and the room went still like everyone else was holding their breath. "Kidding!" 'Wait a minute...this must be a test or something. If one of us uses it, they'll survive. But if none of us uses it I'll bet we all
No Regrets Ch. 15"He scares me." Kasumi piped up after a long silence that could have lasted from five minutes to an hour.
Rin rolled her azure eyes. "Why? The worst he could do is torture us. Oh wait, he already is!"
'Oh god, not this again!' "Shut up already!" Her raw anger cut Kami off before she could retort. "We need a plan to get out of here. He doesn't have to tear us apart, we're doing that for him!"
"We're just playing right along with his plans." Kami agreed quietly.
"Right, so the key is to work together."
"No way!" Rin and Kami said in unison, glowering at each other.
"I don't trust her, once a traitor, always a traitor!"
"Please, you're insane!" Rin said, hoping to touch a nerve. "No normal person smart mouths Bakura! He'll take it out on all of us!"
'It's more fun to stick out in a crowd though.' "Oh yeah, so you just sit there and listen to his bull shit? I agree with you Sandy, we should work together, but I refuse."
'Why can't you go back to being lazy and smi agreeabl