I Never Knew What it was Like

Summary: Ladies and gents, my Valentine’s Day contribution. Those of you who recognize the title as a line from a song […]

6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 56 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5 (6 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)
You need to be a registered member to rate this post.
Loading...

Reading Mode

Ladies and gents, my Valentine’s Day contribution. Those of you who recognize the title as a line from a song will know that this is not your average super-fluffy kissy-kissy V-day fic. This is a songfic (my second, in fact) to the song Valentine’s Day by the second best band out there, Linkin Park. I don’t think this is very good (especially the end, the end succckss), but I wanted to put in something for de holidays, y’know? So here goes.

A flash of lightning, and the ancient oak falls…

My insides all turned to ash
So slow
And blew away as I collapsed
So cold
A black wind took them away
From sight
And held the darkness over day
That night

They were gone. All of them. The sky was dark above him, nearly black with the thick cloudcover, and thunder rumbled ominously in the distance. He sat alone, on his knees in the rubble between the small, still-burning fires. It was his fault. It was all his fault.

And the clouds above move closer
Looking so dissatisfied
But the heartless wind kept blowing, blowing

He turned his face to the sky, where the clouds reflected his heart, dark and emotionless. A light rain began to fall, as if on cue, from the heavens, quenching the flames around him. The day had been won, but at what cost?

I used to be my own protection
But not now
Cause my path has lost direction
Somehow
A black wind took you away
From sight
And held the darkness over day
That night

She was gone. It was the truth pounding into his mind, twisting into the pain and amplifying it. He would never see her again. She had taken him in, even after everything he had done, befriended him, changed him… and now she was gone because of him. He choked back an agonized sob as he clenched his fingers around her lifeless palm, holding her hand through the darkness and the rain. She was cold already, after only so many minutes.

And the clouds above move closer
Looking so dissatisfied
And the ground below grew colder
As they put you down inside
But the heartless wind kept blowing, blowing

The rain grew heavier with a crash of thunder and flash of lightning, beating into the already wet ground and causing her body to sink a fraction into the earth. He clutched her hand tighter, squeezing his eyes closed against the image of her natural burial. It was too soon. The rain was stronger with the second, and he knew that on this terrain, it wouldn’t be long until she was under, along with the rest of them. Lost to the very earth they had died defending.

A bird flew by above, calling its solemn, melancholy cry to the silent world below as it was buffetted by the storm. The battle was over, the land and its people ravaged. Tara was won over again by the People, the sacrifices lying beside the fallen oak.

Comments on This Post

5 responses to “I Never Knew What it was Like.” Join in!

  1. *Sigh*…So gloomy…shall award five points (stars) for making me feel like crying.

  2. This is beautiful. And a wonderful Valentine’s story, no matter how solemn. I do believe that this deserves five stars. And considering that this obviously has no update, prehaps you could write sort of a companion story? A full recount of the battle for Tara. 😀 I would read that. 😉

  3. Yea ok I agree with all the above.
    Happy Valentines day!
    ok, that’s 5 stars for you…and a 3rd comment chacha for me.

  4. Fourth comment one-man slow dance!

    Happy Singles Feel Like Losers Day! *fake smile*

    This was awesome. I would kind of like to know why the ‘why’, but the ‘because’ was beatiful, touching and amazing. I absolutely love it. 6 Sytar work, mi amiga.

  5. I think it’s cos of my love for Kinkin Park and my amor for AAs fics so I re-read it and I nearly cried and I need to go give u 5stars and Yeah I love it…still

Leave a Reply

Help: How do I get an avatar?