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Truth or Dare: A Random Moment

June 7, 2010
By Love1321 PLATINUM, Harrisville, Utah
Love1321 PLATINUM, Harrisville, Utah
21 articles 26 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart that understands." Anonymous


“Your highness."
I turned around slowly from the big bay window to see Seth, in his navy blue officer uniform. I stifled a startled gasp and dipped my head slowly. Seth returned the same gesture.
"Yes Seth?"
Seth saluted me then got down on one knee.
“May I speak with you privately?"
“Yes... Of course Seth."
Seth stood up and we linked arms, the way officers are supposed to do when they escort their "masters”. He was silent the whole way to the garden where I shooed out a couple of gardeners in the process. I sat on the bench, correcting my posture and smiled pleasantly while Seth knelt on the ground beside me. "Now Seth... What is it?"
Seth looked up back at me, with a look of unreadable emotion. I stifled another gasp. When he did that face, something bad was always going to happen. I returned a lying pleasant gaze and waited.
“Your highness, I have... an offer for you."
My emotions jumped at the words but I kept a nice kind look on my face. "Oh really? What is it, I may ask?"
Seth looked down, saddening the silence. I began to worry. What was he going to say?
“My offer?" Seth gazed up at me and sighed. "There is no offer."
"Okay then, there is something you want to say Seth... Speak out loud." I encouraged. It was becoming a bit awkward now...
"Your highness I-."
"OKAY FIRST OF ALL! ENOUGH WITH THE "YOUR HIGHNESS CRAP!" I snapped then composed myself. "Please address me by my name. The name you always called me before I came here."
Seth nodded slowly and solemnly. "As you wish Your- I mean... Stella..."
"Thank you. It just doesn't seem right that I address you by your name while you address through all that officer courtesy which proves a bit absurd. Don't you think?"
"Yes Stella. That is the reason why I came here." Seth spoke with such authority and loyalty as possible but I could sense pain inside him. I stared. Seth was unable to meet my gaze.
"Pardon me Seth, but would you explain this... "Offer" in greater detail?"
“I told you Stella, there is no offer. It is more like... "Seth closed his eyes and frowned.”A... plan."
"Plan?" I repeated, raising an eye brow. "What kind?"
Seth shifted uneasily. My stomach flip flopped.

“What I'm about to tell you is Stella... Don't think it's you. It's... me." He whispered. "And don't beat yourself up. The Vampire Royale needs a ruler like you. You're clever, wise, very persuading, a leader... and..."Seth gazed at me with watchful red eyes. "Beautiful."
I blushed but I knew something bad was coming.
“Seth, what are you talking about?"
“Stella, I... I can't be your.... friend anymore." Seth announced quietly. "I can't be anything to you... Only a servant."
My eyes widened in pain. “Seth." I gasped, fighting my tears.
“Stella, my... duty won’t just work with yours. I'm a servant and a body guard. You’re a princess or a future queen... I'm doing this for your own good Stella. "
"No Seth!" I yelped. "I don't care about our duties! I'll give up being queen! I never signed up for this!"
"You didn't have to sign up, love." Seth cooed. "This is your destiny."
The tears flowed faster now, soaking my cheeks.
“Seth... I can't... I won't."
"You have to." Seth solemnly said. "Do it for your family."
“Seth, I'll give up anything to be with you. I lost you once and I'm not going to lose you again." I cried.
Seth just shook his head, his lips trembling.
"I know Stella... I almost lost you too... But this is for your own good..."
“SETH!"
Seth just smiled.
“Stella, I love you."
"I love you too!" I bawled, reaching out for him. He just took a step back and said.
"Goodbye."


The author's comments:
I wrote this piece after my friend and I had an "OH SNAP" moment. We were brainstorming ideas for one of my stories and it just suddenly came to us. I wrote this soon after. I know I don't have any description or anything interesting but I wanted to know if anyone liked it. This pretty much is my starting and testing piece. If you like it, I'll be glad to hear it! If you have some suggestions, I'll hear it but as I said before, this is just a beginning to a WHOLE new book!

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on Aug. 1 2010 at 1:37 pm

The Friendly Mushroom returns.

Ooh, interesting. You don't know too much about these characters, or the setting, but if this is a random scene from a book you're writing, that shouldn't be a problem, the characters' and setting's descriptions will be there. Though maybe there should be some description.

A few easily fixed grammar mistakes, again. That's not a problem.

I like this, it's just somewhat confusing. Is Seth's "plan/offer" to leave like that? Why does he leave like that? The problem with random scenes is that it only makes sense in context. But it is interesting, and makes one wonder what you mean. It's good. Keep writing (but if this really is in the fourth book, work to finish the earlier ones first!). :)


on Jul. 18 2010 at 8:37 pm
Love1321 PLATINUM, Harrisville, Utah
21 articles 26 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart that understands." Anonymous

yes u do!!!

on Jul. 18 2010 at 8:22 pm
diaphragm BRONZE, Tallahassee, Florida
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Great job! I still need to finish Hidden In My Soul, though...

on Jun. 26 2010 at 6:26 pm
Love1321 PLATINUM, Harrisville, Utah
21 articles 26 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart that understands." Anonymous

 Awesome! :D

on Jun. 26 2010 at 6:08 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Well, when you post it I'll read it.

on Jun. 26 2010 at 6:05 pm
Love1321 PLATINUM, Harrisville, Utah
21 articles 26 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart that understands." Anonymous

Awwww thank you I will. I am trying to finish the first book. So when I am done, I will post it! This little excerpt is from the fourth book so yeah! But in my opinion, it will be an interesting book still.

on Jun. 26 2010 at 5:49 pm
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

Thanks! And this was great, you should definitely write more of this:)

on Jun. 26 2010 at 5:33 pm
Love1321 PLATINUM, Harrisville, Utah
21 articles 26 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart that understands." Anonymous

Thank you soooooooooooo much! That realloy means alot to me! And yes, I will!

on Jun. 25 2010 at 9:15 am
OfficialApprover PLATINUM, Orefield, Pennsylvania
48 articles 0 photos 1754 comments

Favorite Quote:
Grab life by the balls. -Slobberknocker
We cannot change the cards we're dealt just how we play the hand
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted
It's pretty easy to be smart when you're parroting smart people
-Randy Pausch

This was incredible!  Great plot-line and very nicely written.  Excellent job!  Please write more!

Btw, will you check out and comment on my work?


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on Jun. 21 2010 at 11:32 am
Coffee BRONZE, Tallahassee, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Your Face.

I love this seen so much.

I've read it before too. But I just read it again ^-^

It's really good. i'm interested to see what happens. :)


on Jun. 20 2010 at 6:41 pm
Love1321 PLATINUM, Harrisville, Utah
21 articles 26 photos 74 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart that understands." Anonymous

YAYZ! Thank you friend! You are totally awesome with the ponytail DAWG!

on Jun. 20 2010 at 6:31 pm
ForeverWonderland BRONZE, Tallahassee, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
Cross me, and the protagonist dies. ...Then again, they probably will anyway.

Love it! (I've already read this, but you know that!;) ) Anyway, keep it up!!


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