One: Love is ablaze,
Emblazoning my heart with
Your name in passion.
Two: Whirlwind of thoughts
What am I doing? Is this
Truly meant to be?
Three: Cracks spread on my
Frozen heart, breaking it fur-
ther, beyond repair.
In response to Daily Prompt: Pungent
Sharp words reeking of
Hate punctuate my heart:
Tears flow down my face.
I unlocked my door and stepped in. What I saw jolted me.
It isn’t everyday that you get to see Cupid passed out drunk on your sofa.
True, I was now used to seeing him whizzing around the hall as I came back home, cursing the human world, heaven, and everything in between. But seeing him in such an inebriated state was quite disconcerting.
Coldplay’s Hymn For The Weekend was playing as I danced around the room, trying not to step on the shards of glass from the bottles that he had broken. Red wine had seeped through the carpet, creating a ghastly stain on it. Clearly, Cupid wasn’t in a good mood.
I kicked him, “Get up!”
Cupid groaned and turned over. He rubbed his eyes as the music vibrated throughout the hall.
“Yeah, baby! I’m feeling drunk and high, so high, so high!” Cupid whined along to the song. Red wine didn’t make his voice any better.
“What happened to you?” I yelled, frustrated.
“You. You happened to me,” he hiccuped, as the last strains of the song played.
I tilted his chin, looking him full in the face. His bleary red eyes glared back at me. His wings were flapping, purposely whacking my face.
“Ugh! What are your wings even MADE up of?”
“Pages from my favorite romantic novels.”
“Feathers, you dummy. Feathers,” he let out an exasperated sigh. “Why are you so stupid? Why can’t you go and fall in love with somebody so that I can go back to heaven?”
“But I DON’T want to fall in love! I’m perfectly happy with my life!”
“Well, I am not perfectly happy with my life!”he screamed.
There he goes again.
“All this pain of dealing with you because I made the wrong people fall in love! Jesus Christ!” He looked up, still cursing. “Do you not realize that I cannot escape this accursed punishment unless I find a mate for you?”
“Punishment? All I can see you doing is lounging around MY house. I’m the one getting punished, not you! I have to cook for two, clean for two, spend money for two…and all you do is break glass,” I gestured at the shards lying at my feet, “…and complain about me! You ungrateful wretch!”
Cupid was in as much as a rage as I was in. His fluttering wings would have looked quite pretty if they weren’t busy scratching my face. Feathery soft didn’t sound comfy right now..
“I’ll knock you off once I get my powers back,” he muttered.
“You and your stupid love arrows.”
“For the last time, I don’t use arrows anymore! I use love rifles! And thanks to you, I’ve run out of my last remaining bullets too! Now I will be stuck here for the rest of eternity!”
His alcohol high gone, Cupid dropped down on the sofa wearily. And just for a moment, I felt bad for the golden head that was bent in sorrow. Just for a moment.
“You hopeless creature. Go get me some more wine. I miss the liquor back home,” he sighed, as he tipped the last of the red wine I had illegally smuggled for him.
What an annoying flatmate to have.
5. Sherlock Holmes from Sherlock
What I learnt:
Okay, this one is quite superficial, but *shrugs* learning is learning!
4. Isabella “Bella” Swan from The Twilight Saga
Before you all click “Unfollow” and run away, I’d like to add this – she taught me what NOT to be.
What I learnt:
3. Anne Shirley from Anne Of Green Gables
Ah, finally, a sensible heroine 🙂
What I learnt:
Anne taught me that it is okay to be wildly imaginative and trusting, always hoping for the best while preparing for the worst. She actually made me feel normal and accepted at a time where everybody was calling me ‘weird’ and ‘freaky’ for being dreamy:
and just a *teensy* bit dramatic:
2. Anthony Howard “Tony” Stark from the Marvel Cinematic Universe
This might come as a surprise to most of you (considering the events of Age of Ultron and Civil War) but Tony continues to be my first crush and all-time favorite superhero.
What I learnt:
Tony inspired me to dare to aim high, to not be afraid of failure, to be wild, impulsive and just plain arrogant and awesome. Be gutsy, be brave, and be proud. Considering that I have a tendency to hesitate before doing anything, Tony taught me this:
This must come as no surprise, since I’m always talking about how my love for Remus Lupin, Werewolf Extraordinaire, is an eternal and undying flame kindled in my heart…Apart from the little things about him that makes me go “Awww,” here’s what I learnt from him.
What I learnt:
Your life may be screwed up as hell, but I have no rights whatsoever to take it out on others. Lupin’s kind and non-judgmental attitude towards everyone did wonders to my hard little heart. The way he treated others shows the strength of will he must have had, battling a terrible condition, but trying to not let it show. Wise indeed.
Granted, he had his moments of crippling inferiority which an insensitive soul may call ‘weakness’. But I believe that he realized the gravity of his action only after Tonks became pregnant, so I don’t particularly blame him for that, because all of us have experienced the “What have I done?” feeling before.
It does take a lot of courage to fight for the future even when it means certain death. And I deeply revere Remus for that.
Oh, and just ignore me choking here, It is just those damn onion-cutting ninjas.
But ending on a happy note (read: HP better than Twilight!!!)
Wanna argue with me about one of my nominees? Or just want to share the lessons you learnt from fiction? Feel free to share them below!
Sunday today, time for fangirling finally found!
Here’s a list of my favorite ships and the songs I associate with them:
I feel that this is what EXACTLY James would have sung when he first saw Lily. And the beats to the song suits James’ personality so much – proud and upbeat.
2. Remus Lupin x Nymphadora Tonks – A Thousand Years, Christina Perri
A more beautiful match cannot be found.
3. Tony Stark x Pepper Potts – Leave Out All The Rest, Linkin Park
I feel that this is fitting especially after Age of Ultron…
4. Hazel Lancaster x Augusts Waters – Photograph, Ed Sheeran
I also considered Tobias and Tris from Divergent for this one, but meh, I’m in the Tobias hating minority, so I stuck with Hazel and Gus instead.
5. Teddy Lupin x Victoire Weasley – Best Song Ever, One Direction
I know that there is absolutely nothing given about them in canon (Thanks for disappointing me, Cursed Child ), but this is how I imagined their relationship would have gone.
Have better songs for these ships? Or better ships for these songs? Or hell, totally different ships and songs? Share in the comments below!
My friends and I have started a social project called The Phoenix Initiative. It is the rallying cry of teenagers against something they have to face and endure everyday – gender stereotypes.
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Haunting echoes of laughter,
Your charming, infectious smile,
Spreading, while crinkling your eyes.
I clutch at those things of past,
Grasping at every last straw,
Oh, all those happy times!
Now only their ghosts remain
Phantom feeling of hands
Together, fingers interlaced.
As a breeze, both hot and cold
Blew against our faces that day,
I strummed my guitar while you
Sang like a nightingale.
As I stand by your grave today
Cold wind whipping my face,
Nothing ever seems the same,
Memories, just washed away.
Smiling, on the ground you lay,
As if dreaming, never to wake.