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Pieces of Me

Summary: **I STILL NEED PEOPLE!! Badly!** Artemis goes into a mysterious coma. Meanwhile a war rages in a mysterious land. Can you solve the riddle?

Chapters: 1 2 3

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 Sleep.

Artemis didn’t know how it came about, or what he was doing. All he remembered was pain, but the sleep made it go away, and that was nice, so he let it. Was he remembering or thinking? It didn’t matter anymore. All he thought- remembered- was that it didn’t hurt anymore. Sleep did that, and it was nice.

***

Angel was crying. Artemis put his arm around his wife, comforting her. Things would be okay, wouldn’t they? If things weren’t going to be okay, then he would know. They would have known, and it would be okay. Right? Angeline whimpered again.

“I’m sorry, Angel,” said Artemis unexpectedly, kissing his wife’s neck. “I just can’t think straight right now.”

It was a pitiful comparison. Artemis Senior picked up Angel’s hand, and it was shaking. He looked at her, and her eyes were troubled, more so than he had ever seen before.  It was then that reality hit him, like a brick wall, and it stung.

Reality. In this case, reality was white lab coats, and the buzzing of machines, and the smell of antibacterials. Reality was a hospital, an endless winding blue and white maze, and when he felt it it didn’t feel like anything else could ever be reality again. Perhaps this was how his wife felt, perhaps it was stronger. The only time he saw her real face now was when the nurses came, and then when they left, she sunk deeper into her own pit of misery, and she aged it seemed a year an hour.

Reality? Maybe. All he knew for sure is that his son was in the hospital, in a sudden and unexplained coma, with uncertainty surrounding his survival for another month.

“This sucks,” said Beckett, sighing. Artemis looked at his other son, surprised at the five year old’s language. It wasn’t bad, but it was tacky, and Artemis wasn’t sure where he had picked it up.

Myles nodded in agreement, hardly looking up from his book, if he looked up at all. Reading, Artemis understood, was his only escape from the events. Myles had grown especially close to his brother in the past year, and the events were difficult for even the smartest five-year-old to grasp.

In spite of Beckett’s attempt at starting a conversation, it remained silent, for how long nobody knew, as time slipped away anxiously. But the Fowls weren’t anxious anymore, just tired, and sick of it all.

Hey, everybody! I’m back, and- Actually, I’m going to quit introducing myself. If you want to know who I am, look at my other stories. I’m sorry if this is confusing. It’ll explain itself, eventually. I’m trying to make it sort of like that book ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’, by who I’m not sure, which I’ve only read two chapters of, but already love.

While I was writing this, “A Long December” by Counting Crows came on, and I almost cried. This was based off of my Christmas 2010, which I wasn’t meaning to tell you, and “A Long December” describes it well.

…Anyways, I need people for this. Four. See where I’m going with this now? I need:

Username:

Shortened/Code Name:

Appearence: (I may alter it slightly)

Personality:

Weaknesses and Strengths: (Same number, please!)

What sort of thing would you store a soul in?

Chapters: 1 2 3

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13 responses to “Pieces of Me.” Join in!

  1. Username: Iris_Cam

    Shortened/Code Name: Iri

    Apperence: (I may alter it slightly) Midnight black with electric blue streaks, done up Miku style (See: http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSyLz86wUaYGyaGFfVDxPCCVclAt76d2zkEYE1S5wrJToTFDRUTyw ) Normally wears a white top and skirt, has a pair of green tinted contact lenses that she uses sometimes.

    Personality: Introvert. Can appear cold and calculating at times, but really, she’s just practical.

    Weaknesses and Strengths: (Same number, please!) Really good at maths, is a good liar. Can run quickly.
    Has very few friends due to introvert nature, but gets lost for words a lot. Lack of stamina means that even though she has speed, she burns out very quickly.

    What sort of thing would you store a soul in?
    A glass charm in a pendant.

  2. KristinN.V.
    Shortened,: Krackle, Queenie,or Krissy.
    Appearence: I wear blue jeans,black hear,kinda short,I usually wear kitten shirts,tennis shoes,
    personality: never talk to strangers,holds a long grudge,always protective,never,never,aggrivate me.oh and I’m also 12,smart,and somehow always have a weapon on hand.
    Weakness: I have no idea,make one for me
    Strength: able to make people nervous,always investigates,and combat.
    Store a soul:pandora’s box.
    I swear this is my real personality.

  3. Username:StarFire101 -used to be- WildeRose121

    Shortened/Code Name:Wilde

    Appereance: Long wavy black hair. Flashing dark blue eyes. Very short and is sensitive about her height. Slender. Dark red long sleeved top and black-and-gray pinstriped pants.

    Personality: Obnoxious, Smart-alecky, can be nice when it matters, and a HUGE flirt.

    Weaknesses and Strengths: My weaknesses are hot guys, roses, and music. My strengths are computers, literature, and hiding my true feelings.
    What sort of thing would you store a soul in? I would store it in a rose, with it entwined and tangled in the petals.

    P.S: This is amazing! Please put me in it. I give you 5/roses! FCD.

  4. Username:Eragon Fowl

    Shortened/Code Name: Eragon

    Apperence:Black hair and dark brown eyes

    Personality:Greedy and is always worried and is always very very hyper

    Weaknesses:Fear and not very strong
    Strengths: Intellect and medieval weapons
    What sort of thing would you store a soul in? Cookie

  5. WE, in. *glomps Fal* Ah, I’ve missed your works — and this is why. Great imagery, use of words (diction for you weirdos~), overall writing and sentence structure. Very few grammar mistakes, but I believe that you’ve improved. *so proud* I personally think that this would work very well as a oneshot, though. Angsty without being overly depressing and with great description on the situation — realistic and relatable. ^^

    Username: wrr0rzxpurrt (it’s quite the fingerful. Hahah — no.)

    Shortened/Code Name: WE

    Apperence: You spelled “appearance” wrong. xDD *huggles* Alright, same as I always do it — hair so long that it gets in the way, dead-straight and brown-black (mostly black). Tanned skin, brown eyes. Wears pretty much the same thing all the time — some sweatshirt or other, a t-shirt underneath, and a pair of jeans (skinny or not) with sneakers.

    Personality: Sense of humor is based off of self-deprecation and an overload of sarcasm. Makes lots of hand gestures, most of which are based off of “gangster” moves. Can get distracted kinda easily and talks a lot when she has something to say. Will spaz. Will be OCD. Will be playful/cheerful/ridiculous. Will be violent. Will deny that she is violent. Says blargh a lot and pulls the most awkward-looking facial expressions. Makes song references at an infuriating rate.

    Weaknesses and Strengths: Physically weak, but pretty good with thinking, strategizing, understanding. Lazy and paranoid. Tends to be very awkward. OK with video games, but couldn’t fight actual combat for any amount of time.

    What sort of thing would you store a soul in?: Mm… something that I’d always keep close to me, like maybe the necklace I always have tucked under my shirt. You only ever see it if you catch a glimpse of the red braided thread the pendant hangs by.

  6. Shattered Sparks November 11th, 2011 at 5:09 am 6

    Username: Shattered Sparks (LEPreconGirl over at the forum. *waves to forum-goers*)

    Shortened/Code Name: Spark

    Apperence: (I may alter it slightly) Very pale blue/grey eyes, jaw length dirty blonde/light brown hair, that’s shorternin the back, the really straight kind that stands straight up when I’m touching a vandygraph generator. (Sparks!) Pale skin, like I spend my life in a dark room. (My room is NOT dark! And I go outside!) Short, and certain unnamed people make fun of me for it. (*he’s being ignored now*) Usually in either shorts that reach my knees, the cloth kind, not basketball shorts, or dark jeans that are wonderfully soft. A t-shirt, like a nicer one is a must, along with my scruffy, beat up tennis shoes. Sometimes has small black spheres as earrings, and is often wearing a sweatshirt, a plain one with pockets.

    Personality: Wow am I messed up. Overall, I guess I’d say b*tchy moments that I lament over privately, and therefore consider myself worthless. Tries to appear tougher than am, hates looking weak. Gets too into stuff, like the little switch in your brain saying ‘bad idea!’ is faulty. I’m either the rational one or the quiet girl who’s helping things move along. Uses many hand gestures, often unconsciously. Tells people to shut up or insults them in French frequently. Has moment’s where you’d swear I was hallucinating, or insane, and well, it does frequently seem that way. Spacey, needs to remind self that yes, physical objects are not allowing to walk through. Hates, hates, hates! And sort of sexual/dating jokes made about her, and frequently switches to third person when speaking, as well as random accents. (Nuu! Stay away, southern accent!) nerd. Geek. Obsessive about robots, OCD/ADHD when it’s convenient. Anger issues, needs to stop swatting heads. Afraid of parents. When angry usually shaking with fury.

    Weaknesses and Strengths: (Same number, please!) Logical, fast learner, poor memory at flat memorization, often very spacey. Pretty good physical condition, could probably survive a fight, but is not a distance runner. Pretty good with technogy, but horrible at coding. Reasonably athletic, but isn’t great at sports.

    What sort of thing would you store a soul in? The ring I never take off/bracelet I never take off/ a special jar or box or somethibg/ MY BODY 😀

  7. Absent_Minded_Professor January 29th, 2012 at 11:54 pm 7

    Username: Absent_Minded_Professor
    shortened/code name: Fox. Yeah, I like that. Fox.
    Appearance: light brown hair down to my shoulders; brown eyes; tall for my age; glasses; usually wears jeans, a sweatshirt, a T-shirt, and sneakers
    Personality: zoned out(is there a word for that?), quiet in school, NOT quiet at home, compassionate, a deep thinker, hard on myself, responsible
    W.&S.: Smart, but ridiculously absent-minded; I have some musical ability, but, as my bio says, I would be lucky to draw a decent stick figure; I am in reasonably good shape and thin, but I’m not very fast and not exacly 5-kilometer material
    Soul: um… either my watch or my mother’s ring (which I wear every minute of every day)

  8. Username: Nikki Kelp

    Shortened/Code Name: Nikki or Gray.

    Appearance: blue green eyes, Long brown hair pulled into loose and low pigtails, small, shorter then everyone else, wears a loose black T-shirt that she cut up the neck so it will go off her shoulder, and blue genes. she also uses a piece of black fabric as a belt. due to her being small and short she looks really young. she also ties strips of fabric around her wrist and put a round locket with the chines symbol for rain on one and wears it as a choker.

    Personality: smart, but she uses her appearance to her advantage so people will underestimate her. she acts really young, (kinda like Bellatrix from HP)

    Weaknesses and Strengths:Weaknesses, since she looks young people treat her like she is younger, she is terrified of horses (centaurs to)she gets frustrated VERY easily. Strengths, very athletic and (even-though she is small) she can beat almost anyone up,
    she is gifted in the use of almost all weapons as well as marshal arts.

    What sort of thing would you store a soul in?
    a box that looks like a small red book, or her Chinese symbol choker.

    Please add me!

  9. Wow, I like this so far. What happened? Was there some kind of attack on the manor? Was there and accident? Where’s Butler?

    Yeah.

    Username: ArtfullyInsane

    Shortened/Code: AI (ay)

    Appearance: Has blonde hair that curls in some places, and is straight in others (it’s weird. It just does it on it’s own accord) that she often keeps in a bun. Should wear her glasses, but instead keeps them perched on top of her head where they will be of no use. Rather unnoticeable eye color, somewhere in between blue and gray. Bold (rather shaped) eyebrows. Wears comfortable clothes (hates things that are too tight, they make her feel claustrophobic).

    Personality: Quiet and introverted, but is loud and talkative (stumbles in speech a lot) in certain moments (like when a topic she knows about comes up.) Quotes random things. Hums random things. Sarcastic. Uncomfortable under pressure. Stressed out easily. Reads as escape.

    Weaknesses and Strengths: Awkward around people in general, athletically challenged, forgetful, but a good reader/writer and a fair musician (violin and piano)and really looks deeply into things.

    What sort of things would you store a soul in?: Probably a good book, squashed between the pages of her favorite part. That, or in one of the random doohickeys in her pocket, like that wing charm that she still needs to find a chain for…

  10. the huntress (or tress) April 26th, 2012 at 12:09 pm 10

    Ooohh… this sounds REALL good. You set the scene nicely. The only thing? Chapter 1… I thought her name was Angeline. Is Angel just short for Angeline? But other than that, magnificent! Press on, Dear Fanfic-er. 😀
    so…*Breham Ahem*

    Username: The Huntress

    Shortcode: Tress

    Appeance: Short brown hair with annoying bangs, sharp blue eyes, delicate features. Wears a ‘Wild Child’ T-shirt (Black with sparkly words) Caki Capris and striped knee-high socks (Red and Black), And epic drawn-on old comverse.Always has her Skullcandy Headphones (orange) around her neck.

    Personality: A wild, fun loving girl of fifteen who is VERY extrovert, always pulling pranks. Very mischievous. Often can be found sketchy very awesome comic drawings, and loves Irish music. She’s the kind of roll-the-top-on-on-the-convertible-and-blast-the-music kinda girl. Also loves old rock:Def Leopard, Skid Row, Motely Crue, Twisted Sister, etc. Loves Psychology, art, Animals,archery, Ireland, Fiddle. Always has a random stash of gum. Like Foaly and his carrots. 🙂

    Weakness and strengths: Very determined, sometimes a little forceful. Is very intuituve, can notice someones demeanor instantly. Weakness… she never lets anyone inside. Keeps up her life-loving demeanor up, but never lets anyone see the deep-thinker within. One of those people you can trust to be herself (peer pressure can screw it)

    Soul storing: Nayone else think that’s an odd question? Er.. okay… in her precious Fiddle. Which always manages to bring with her wherever she goes.

    Great job, dude! Please update!

  11. Hey look, I finally read it.
    //shot
    Anyway, you might wanna fix chap. 2, there’s a few mistakes here and there. Overall, very well done, I can’t wait to see more!
    No clue if I signed up for this, but you already know freaking everything about me, sooo… Yeah. |D
    5/5, as usual, my good friend.
    Update or fear the wrath of my modified sledgehammer >:3
    (no, that has nothing to do with my fic.)

  12. Username: Amber Root

    Shortened/Code Name: Amy

    Appearence: (I may alter it slightly) Medium long brown hair, deep blue eyes. A long neon pink sleeved shirt, black skinny jeans that tuck into her knee high heeled black boots. Finally, black glasses(http://www.coolframes.com/get_image.php?fid=54345&color=1091465&alt= I really have this for real.

    Personality: utgoing all the way~! Shes the type of person who loves, loves loves Butler. Fun and sweet. A fighting type. Oh and a major smart alack and friendly.

    Weaknesses and Strengths: (Same number, please!) (You can come up with it.)

    What sort of thing would you store a soul in?: The locket on the side of her glasses.

    _____

    You happy, aunt? You have another person to puppet. x)

  13. Am I too late?

    Screen name: SilverGoddess

    Nickname: Sil or Silve

    Appearance: black hair that reaches waist, (clothing all black) skinny jeans, fitted t-shirt, leather jacket, combat boots, gray and silver eyes, heavy but not overboard eyeliner, black nail polish and always carrys around silver bow and arrows.

    S&W: freakishly good at hand to hand combat, highly intelligent and a good strategist(includes hacking), and can read minds. Overly confident in own abilities, so rarely obeys orders, can let emotions get in the way, and is a slow runner.

    Store soul: in a ruby and silver pendant that hangs on a short and unbreakable chain.

    Your story is really neat and I hope I can still be included!

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