Snow – The Tales of Laguna and Charlotte. (Chapter Six.)
Writers : CharlotteCarrendar & LagunaEverae.
Snow – The Tales of Laguna and Charlotte. (Chapter Six.)
Writers : CharlotteCarrendar & LagunaEverae.
Writers : CharlotteCarrendar & LagunaEverae.
Writers – LagunaEverae, and CharlotteCarrendar
CharlotteCarrendar: -The trees sprites, bound up and caught in the this hurricane of energy would be blasted into nothing more than falling leaves, scattering as the wind died down, some settling into Charlotte’s hair. Well that was one way to hush the trees, but Charlotte was amazed with how Laguna used his psionic energy to propel him up and over the Wood demon in a daring display of skill and acrobatics. Landing squarely, he spoke now with authority, a voice that commanded respect. “Perhaps you should use more than just your eyes” This had the Wood Demon dropping his own leaves, the colour of his face was now the darkest green. (Woody)”Death…to…you.!”- A sudden crack, the tall mighty oak beside where Laguna stood, started to uproot from the ground, as if stepping out of its grave, earth flying in all directiions. (Woody)”T…IMBER!”- the tree began to fall, headed right for Charlotte and Laguna.
LagunaEverae: – He heard the demon’s words. This particular one’s failing was to simply be unaware of who Laguna was and in particular, the command of this particular forest. HIS forest. True enough, Laguna had authority in any wood due to his previous good work in the past. But in the forest where he grew up, that he knew better than any other, it was slightly different. He beamed into his eyes as he watched it enraged, only mentally saying to himself as it stated the words (Woody) “Death to you” (Laguna) “As you wish my forest brother” was his final retort and he pulsed into the air above once more, now for the first time drawing the enormous blade that had adorned his muscular back. And enormous was the word too; it was almost as long as Laguna, and the young man was known to be quite the tall specimen himself. He came into contact with the falling tree, grabbing it as they both fell towards the forest floor, Laguna now gritting his teeth and roared out “nnnnnnnnnnnngggghhhhaaaaaaa!” as a pulse of kinetic energy emanated from his core and filtered outwards, carrying the massive tree out of harm’s way as it clunked and banged against its sill brethren. Laguna landed, and wasted no time; Holding his blade aloft and began to spin. Endless spinning. He was a blur. Then he was more than just a blur, he didn’t even appear there, just a whirlwind of energy and air. The faint outline of the blade made its way on a downward path towards the forest floor, now littered with bark. It came into contact and slowed it’s pace down immediately as it crackled its way through a medium sized tree that had fallen in the madness of the battle. It cracked and split. Laguna’s face was momentarily seen, once again, still on the eyes of the demon. The speed of the sword and the sheer kinetic force had forged it into a seething hot tool, and merged with the dry bark caught itself alight as Laguna twisted his wrist and stated matter of factly “ Find peace in the embrace of the goddess” before pulsing it towards the demon, a tree of fire –
CharlotteCarrendar: -The spinning of the blade radiated such heat the magnitude would cause the bark to catch alight and thus turn this tree to one of fire. Fire…the demon of fire the enemy of the Wood demon, would be laughing, cackling at this sight. The Wood demon panicked. (Woody)”No…no…NOoooOooooO!”- as the flames roared up its weathered bark and the glow of orange and red flames, licking across his surface illuminated the spdier demoness, who had been watching this most unsual battle. Within seconds he was engulfed, a blazing inferno, turning to white hot. Suddenly, the Wood demon explodes, sending a shower of hot ash, that landed upon the crisp white snow, staining it and marking its beauty. The battle done, Laguna the victor, and only fair, for it was his forest. None should be so bold to attempt to take him on in such a challenge. As the ash fell it scattered across the spider demoness who rose up. Again, she was indebted. He was today her champion. She slowly reached into her pocket and pulled out a small box, and then offered it to Laguna. “Open it please?”- if he were to he would find inside a fob watch, an heirloom. “Please accept this…as a token of my gratitude.”
LagunaEverae: – He stood, statuesque as his temporary foe had come to its end. The words he spoke when he knew an opponent’s life was to end was a poignant one; For he had no desire to do such a thing, hence the reason for his two warnings. He sighed outwards, his shoulders rising and falling as he stood plainly still, his back to Charlotte, his eyes for the first time falling slightly towards the floor almost in respect of the dead. He heard the other come closer, a fidget of clothes that alluded to her pulling out a small box, before speaking to his back (Charlotte) “Open it please.” It began, but the great man was barely even listening. Once again he was forced to take life from another. He uttered a silent reply, almost a whisper compared to his usual tone. “Keep it. I have no need for prizes, nor should I accept such an item as a gift of life. It is compassion, not reason, that is stronger than death” the latter part of the sentence said as he stepped forward into the forest, before turning to her, a solemn expression on his charred bark ridden face “There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.” –
iShatteredSanity: -The two lovers, Dixie and Demetrios had finally united after some time that Demetrios had left Prague. While they were both hurt and their love was tested, it still lasted and they both finally held each other. After returning to his garage and found Dixie, he helped her cook Greek food and then spent some ‘quality time’ together. Of course then they regained their strength and packed their suitcases so that they could go to Switzerland for some time, a gift from Demetrios to Dixie. Taking the car that was originally his, the BMW M3 from the mansion that Helena was staying at, they left Prague. They drove to Switzerland, enjoying the road trip and very often stop so that they could nuzzle and cuddle. And finally after a few hours, they reached their destination. The view from the house was truly magnificent. Demetrios nodded to himself a few times, thinking that for once, the actual thing was far better than the pictures. Parking the car outside the cabin on the mountain, Demetrios took a few deep breaths, enjoying the clean and fresh air that filled his lungs. Turning his head to look at Dixie, he smiled softly at her.- “I hope that you like your present.” –He said and tapped the roof of his car before he went to the trunk to get the suitcases. Dressed in blue jeans, white and black boots and a thick coat over his tank top, he was well protected from the cold.-
CharlotteCarrendar: – What a beautiful Christmas night they shared. The two, having enjoyed the Lamb meal, that they helped make together, and of course, sharing intimate moments in the kitchen, they would be ready for the escape that they both so sorely needed. So used to getting about on the Ducati, it was a welcome relief that they were going by car. The wintery chill had a way of getting through the many layers of clothing, especially when racing through the Alps on the back of a bike. The drive was one that Dixie would never forget. The raw majesty, of the Alpine region, the furs, the wildlife. Like a wide eyed tourist, she kept taking pictures from the car, and pointing out nearly everything that moved. This may well have had Demetrios laugh at her enthusiasm, but it meant she most certainly loved her Christmas gift. The car would pull up just outside of the cabin that Demetrios had booked online, and Dixie’s face was pressed to the window. “It’s like a postcard!” Yes, it was and Dixie had to pinch herself to believe this was all happening. Getting out of the car, her boots sank into the snow, and she made large steps to get around to help Demetrios with the luggage. Sporting a wintery wool jumper in charcoal, that featured deer and snowflakes, with a matching pair of jeans and knee high boots, she certainly fitted into this picturesque scene. I hope that you like your present.” Dixie said, obviously seeing the joy on her face. “Are you kidding? This is the BEST!” Assisting grabbing the bags, she marched on through the snow, up to the landing and waited by the door for Demetrios to unlock it and let them inside. <3>
iShatteredSanity: -Demetrios could not have been happier. Dixie loved her present, and in all honesty, Demetrios liked it as well. The view was truly magnificent. The clean and fresh air. The snow. The trees. Everything was magnificent. The whole place was like a picture in one of Walt Disney’s animations. Looking at Dixie being excited, Demetrios’ smile grew wider and he beamed like the sun.- “I am so glad that you like it.” -Since Dixie wanted to help with the luggage, Demetrios gave her the small and light ones, taking the other three suitcases that were heavier by himself. He was a big boy, he could handle them just fine. Feeling his feet sinking into the snow due to the added weight, he was glad that he had put on those boots, otherwise he would be cussing a lot.- “Let’s go inside now.” –He said and walked towards the entrance. The door was open since the owner had left it like that as per Demetrios’ request. Of course the cabin was secluded, so burglars were not an issue. Once inside, Demetrios put the luggage on the side and looked around while nodding to himself.- “What did you know? This place is amazing.” –He said and then looked back at Dixie with a smile.- “Princess, what would you like to do?”
CharlotteCarrendar: – The cabin was simply beautiful, its rustic charm, mixed with swiss ambiance; rugs and paintings, depicting life in the mountains, so very long ago. Picture perfect, in every sense of the word. Dixie slowly set down the bags, just beyond the door. The Aussie lass’s mouth opened and closed, like a gold fish out of water. Her head turning, and more dazzled by the passing second. The smell of pine, the warmth of the interior. She slowly took off her gloves and sat them on the entry table. A large fire place, with a huge deer head looking downward; an fur rug that was smattered with cushions and a large semi circle couch, that could seat as many as ten easily. The richness of the furnishings, and the simple delights of a spray of flowers and a welcome basket on the dining table, tied with a large red bow. A dream to be sure. Dixie seemed to be lost in her own thoughts, as Dem’s words finally got through. “Princess, what would you like to do?” Well, the first thing she could think of was…”Can we toast marshmellows?” <3>
iShatteredSanity: -As each second passed by, Demetrios kept looking around. It was really a nice place. For some reason it reminded him of the house that his grandma had in the village she was born and raised. Yes, it was so very much alike. Demetrios felt like a small boy again. A smile made its appearance on his facial expressions as he took off his sunglasses and placed them on the small entry table, right next to Dixie’s gloves. The whole sensation was one that he had greatly missed. His grandparents were totally different from his own parents. At least his grandparents were more like parents than his real ones. ”Can we toast marshmellows?”, Dixie responded to his question and Demetrios turned his head to look at her, still smiling.- “That sounds lovely. Please, after you. I will go and get everything that we will need from the kitchen.” –Demetrios said and took off his coat, hanging it behind the door and walking towards the kitchen. Now, THAT was a real kitchen. Of course the one that he had inside the garage was very small, plus he did not use it very often since his diet consisted of take away and junk food, but he did love it when he was having the chance to eat some homemade food; and the food at Taverna Olympos that was owned by Thia Aggeliki, that was devine. Entering the kitchen and looking through the counters, he found a few bags of marshellows. Chuckling to himself he looked around for something that he could use as a stick. But he did not have to look far, there were already several sticks there just for the marshmallows.- “Well, they are prepared for everything.” –He mumbled to himself and grabbed the bags along with the sticks, and headed towards the fireplace. Holding the bags and the sticks on his hands and wearing only his boots, pants and his tank top, he did not feel cold since the fireplace was already lit and the whole cabin was very warm.-
CharlotteCarrendar:- Demetrios was going to be in charge of getting the supplies to enjoy marshmellows by the fireplace, and this gave Dixie the chance to take off her boots, and place them neatly by the door. Wearing just socks; her jumper and jeans, Dixie padded over to the fire place and gathered up the cushions, to make a comfortable pile close to the fire. Kneeling down, she stretched out her arms, and opened her palms up, to feel the warmth of the flames against her skin. The fire cracked and spit, and the orange flames reflected in Dixie’s eyes. Almost hypnotised, by the dancing flames, she jumped slightly, when Dem came up behind her with the sticks and marshmellows in the bag. Noticing Demetrios had taken off his jumper and jacket, Dixie reached down to the hem of her jumper and pulled it up over her head and off, revealing an AC/DC black t’shirt beneath. With her ink feathers and animals of colour, crawling up her arm into her sleeves, she looked wild and beautiful, in the light of the fire. “What’s the kitchen like? Is it bigger than the garage?” Dixie asked, leaning against the cushions, as she waited for Demetrios to open the marshmellow bag and thread the sweet treats on the sticks. <3>
iShatteredSanity: -Demetrios had left the kitchen and headed towards the fireplace. After taking off his jacket and saying only with his tank top, jeans and boots, the tattoos that decorated his arms were visible to Dixie. Staring at her own tattoos, or more accurately her feathers made from ink, Demetrios smiled again thinking of how much alike those two were.- “Comfy?” –Demetrios asked Dixie as she was sitting in front of the fireplace and on the cushions before he joined her. Opening one of the bags he offered it to her along with one of the sticks. Opening the second bag he grabbed his own stick and put a marshmallow on the end and then placed it closed to the flames. The scent from the marshmallows filled the area, but he was only looking at Dixie and how the flames flickered and reflected on her beautiful eyes.- “Have I ever told you how beautiful you are Dixie?” –Demetrios asked and smiled once again, feeling like a young boy that had just gotten the Christmas present that he wanted for a long time.-
CharlotteCarrendar: – Easing back and opening her packet of marshmellows with care, she smiled as Dem posed the question; “Comfy?” Threading a pink marshmellow upon the wood stick, and placing the sweet in the flames, she nodded back happily. “Uh huh. I haven’t done something like this since….I was twelve.” – Her pitch was higher than normal, having found a joy in the simple act of roasting sweets. Bringing out the burning marshmellow, that had a blue flame hue; Dixie blew it out and then popped it in her mouth, chewing heartily. “Have I ever told you how beautiful you are Dixie?” Dixie quickly swallowed and then blushed fierce, not knowing where to look. “Not today.” –She joked, and leant forward to peck Demetrios upon the lips- <3>
iShatteredSanity: -Demetrios had only eyes for Dixie. After sitting down and making himself comfortable on the cushions and also waiting for his marshmallow to warm up, he looked at Dixie and waited for her response. Seeing her swallowing her own marshmallow fast, he could not help but laugh softly before he leaned closer to her to return the soft kiss on her lips.- “Well, you are beautiful. And I love you.” –Demetrios said and pecked her lips once more, collecting some sweetness of the marshmallow before he glanced at his own one. Noticing that it was good to be eaten, Demetrios placed the marshmallow on his teeth before leaning forward so that Dixie could grab a bite as well. Meanwhile he had let go of his stick and ran his hand up and down on Dixie’s arm, feeling her soft and elegant skin with his fingertips.-
CharlotteCarrendar: – Grinning from ear to ear, the taste of the hot marshmellow on her tongue, she knew she wanted more. Course, Demetrios had one between his teeth, and tempted her to bite half as their lips would meet. Chuckling, she leant forward, and took a bite, chewing the hot sweet, but her lips not far from his. The light tingle of her skin, as his fingertips brushed them had her drop her own roasting stick. Eyes locked, so close together, it was like something out of a Disney film. Simple words were all that were needed. “I love you too.”- She said softly, unable to look away. The fire crackled in behind them, creating a warm halo in the background. “There is only just us staying here? Like, no one knows, right? I can streak around in my underwear safely?” <3>
iShatteredSanity: -Ahhhh, moments of pure bliss and happiness, the best moments that Demetrios could have asked. The warmth of the fireplace could not compare to the warmth of Dixie’s lips as they made contact with his. Feeling her warm breath on his lips and taking in her scent, he sighed happily, still with that smile on his face. He did not need to say anything, nor did she. Their eyes spoke out loud, they spoke words that none of them could even think of. “There is only just us staying here? Like, no one knows, right? I can streak around in my underwear safely?”, Dixie asked and Demetrios smirked slightly.- “Yes, it is just you and me. There is nobody within a 20 kilometres radius.” –Demetrios replied and looked at Dixie, still smirking slightly while waiting to see if Dixie was going to remove her clothing.-
CharlotteCarrendar:- Twenty kilometres? That is a really long way, and Dixie jumped up to feet and started to undo the button of her jeans. Slowly lowering then down, she stepped out and reached down to pick them up. So now it was just the AC/DC t’shirt and her panties, with socks. A quick folding of her jeans, and she did something of a run and slide across the polished floors, (think Risky business). Then, she found the kitchen. “HAVE YOU SEEN THIS?”- Her voice would echo, then you could hear her padding through to the laundry. Cupboards opening and closing, as she was checking out everything. Back to the kitchen, she spots a walk in pantry, and flicks on the light, after opening the door. “OH MY GOD..a whole shelf of chocolate. I am going to get so big.*she then sung out*..DEM…make sure I get my exercise!”- Another door slams, and you can then see her bolt up the stairs, two at a time to find the master bedroom. Course, the bed was showered in red rose petals, that led into the ensuite, where there was a massive spa that even had a television flat screen on the wall. Dixie was squealing, and from below, with the sudden bursts of foot falls, clicks of lights, then more squeals as she found things, like exotic body wash, and even more chocolates, this was turning into a comical affair. If she was the energiser bunny, it was going to be hard to get her to stop. <3>
iShatteredSanity: -Demetrios had seen Dixie’s naked body so many times, yet every time that he watched it, it was like a first. While he knew how her kin felt, he wanted, no, he NEEDED to feel it again and again. Dixie was literally a drug to him, no, more like the very air that he needed to breathe. Yes, that is more fitting. Looking at Dixie taking off her pants and staying only on her AC/DC shirt, panties and socks, Demetrios chuckled softly in a playful tone. He noticed how the flickered flame lit her pale skin, painting in an orangey tone. And then he looked at her taking off to explore the cabin. She was excited and happy, and Demetrios was glad. Hearing her squealing and acting like a young girl, he could not help himself but laugh softly with a genuine smile on his face.- “I am so glad that you like it Dixie.” –He mumbled to himself and coughed softly at her remark about the exercise.- “Oh, trust me, I will be hard on you to burn those calories.” –He said and faked an evil laughter. Since Dixie moved to other parts of the cabin and the night was upon them, Demetrios rose from the cushions and headed towards the door. Putting on his coat and taking a walk to the car, he locked it and armed the alarm for just in case. Nodding to himself he walked back inside the house where he locked the door and checked all the windows before arming that alarm as well. Nodding to himself he took off his jacket again and then his boots and pants, staying only on his tank top, black boxers and socks. Then he headed towards the kitchen where he filled the teapot with some water and placed it on the stove to warm it up. A couple of minutes later when the water was warm, he poured some of it inside to large mugs with green herbal tea. The steam filled the area along with the scent, something that made Demetrios close his eyes for a moment to savor up the taste.- “Perfect.” –He said to himself and grabbed the mugs and headed towards the cushions.- “Dixie angel? I made some tea. Wanna join me? Or should I join you?” –Demetrios asked with a chuckle.-
CharlotteCarrendar: – Dixie was still exploring, when she could hear Demetrios answering her questions about how to burn the calories, and that he would be hard on her. Shrugging, thinking he meant going for long walks, and not the obvious, she was tempted by the spa, and started to take off her t’s shirt, which was just about over her head, when she heard Dem sing out from below. “Dixie angel? I made some tea. Wanna join me? Or should I join you?” Dixie got tangled in her t’shirt, and replied “Down in a second!”- she struggled some more and finally got the shirt off, which she dropped on the floor. Her black locks wild and she gave them a brush through with her fingers. Leaving the top floor behind, she skipped down the stairs, now wearing less, but then looking at the door and the front windows, being locked up tight. Dixie quickly raced over to the cushions, and plopped down, seeing that Dem had made Green tea in mugs. “Green tea? Oh this is new. I normally drink coffee, but I think trying this should be good. Got…anti…somethings in it…oxithings.”- Taking the mug, she raised it to her lips and took a sip. <3>
iShatteredSanity: -The cabin was locked and secured, something that Demetrios took care of. The reason? Simple really, while the cabin was away from any village, it could still be a target for burglars or punks who would want to vandalize it. Especially since it had lights on in that time of the year. Demetrios just wanted to be on the safe side after all. Laying down on the cushions he nodded his head as soon as he heard Dixie.- “Take your time angel, take your time.” –Staring at the flames for some time he then rose on his feet and tossed a few logs in the fireplace, just to keep the flames alive. After tossing the logs in the fire and sitting down, he could hear the cracking sounds that they made and the area was filled with the scent of burned oak wood. Such a great scent. Lifting his mug and smelling the tea, he had a sip of it when he looked at Dixie landing on the cushions wearing only her underwear. Now, that was a magnificent sight that made Demetrios smirk again.- “Well, I could make some coffee alright, but yeah, tea has more ant oxidizing little thingies inside, plus it is a good way to relax.” –Demetrios said and leaned towards her to plant a soft kiss on Dixie’s nose.- “We had a long day, and tomorrow will be a longer one. We will go to the village nearby, so we should get some sleep.” –Demetrios said again and had another sip of his tea before lying down on the cushions, opening his arms so that Dixie could lay on his chest.-
CharlotteCarrendar: – Indeed, the tea was ideal to help bring his winged angel back to earth. A few more sips of the tea, and she placed the mug on a nearby coffee table, just far enough away. The fire was blazing now, and the warmth was enveloping her, like a blanket. Demetrios offered to make Dixie coffee next time. She shook her head gently. “I think coffee would just make me all hyper, more so than I am now.”- Which was true, she was virtually bubbling over from excitement. A tender kiss on the nose, had Dixie close her eyes, then as he lay back on the cushions, with his arms opened for her, she nestled down in his arms, resting her head on his chest, and this allowed her to hear the beating of his heart. At last the pair were in each other’s arms, on their dream getaway. Safe and locked away, kilometres from the nearest town and danger…that could be around the corner. This may have been a holiday destination, but right this moment, they were home with each other. <3>