Lost Alchemy

I want to roam freely

I wish to light a fire across planes

I can do it alone

I can be my own element

I can adapt

Be the fire to char my enemy

Be the air to create new paths

Be the water to cleanse my sorrow, my pain

Become the earth to build my legacy upon

But I will always yearn for the wild-hearted alchemist that I can call mine

The lonesome experimentalist

Complimenting his curiosities and ambitions with my own

Will wind ever coax the fire

Will water ever cut through earth

Or will I stand alone, unbothered?

The Barbecue Chapter 2

Chapter 2

Serena rolled her would-be engagement ring between her knuckles and palm. She examined the single round-cut diamond and gold band. I don’t know much about karats, she wondered to herself, but this is gorgeous. As soon as she heard Silas turn the shower off she dashed over to his suitcase and put the ring back in its box. On the night of the barbecue while Silas slept, Serena searched through his luggage for the ring. It wasn’t very well hidden which made Serena feel bad for looking because it meant he trusted her enough to know she wouldn’t do what she was doing. But Serena needed answers; it had been two days since the failed family gathering and Silas only kept to himself. Nothing she did was enough to get through to him; his ego was in deep recovery. I understand, Serena thought. But to cut me out like this is cruel. My parents are divorcing and he hasn’t even comforted me. Is that someone I want to spend the rest of my life with? So what if Daddy hurt his feelings? She grew angrier by the minute with these thoughts running through her head and unzipped Silas’ suitcase to take out the ring.

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