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Dust Bowl Dance

Summary: DISCLAIMER! I don’t own ‘Dust Bowl Dance’ Mumford & Sons do! And nor do I own Arty! Get that into […]

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DISCLAIMER! I don’t own ‘Dust Bowl Dance’ Mumford & Sons do! And nor do I own Arty! Get that into your heads!

The young man stands on the edge of his porch
The days were short and the father was gone
There was no one in the town and no one in the field
This dusty barren land had given all it could yield

Artemis stood in the vast expanse of the Fowl Estate. He felt more lost and alone than ever as the tall grass came up to his knees and the trees, big and small, towered over him, making him seem smaller than he already was. His mother was in the manor somewhere, weeping like a child. As if she had no backbone. Artemis would not cry for his father. He was not weak. He was a Fowl.

I’ve been kicked off my land at the age of sixteen
And I have no idea where else my heart could have been
I placed all my trust at the foot of this hill
And now I am sure my heart can never be still
So collect your courage and collect your horse
And pray you never feel this same kind of remorse

But he was a child. He just wanted to feel the relief of letting his tears flow. Why couldn’t he cry? It couldn’t be good for him, keeping his emotions in like he was. But his father would have different ideas, and so Artemis stayed true to his father and held them in, telling himself to act like a man, not a baby. He wasn’t a baby. He was in double digits now. Grow up.

Seal my heart and brake my pride
I’ve nowhere to stand and now nowhere to hide
Align my heart, my body, my mind
To face what I’ve done and do my time

Artemis found himself thinking about all the things his father had done. And wanted him to do. He wanted his son to follow in his footsteps, but Artemis wasn’t sure that his feet could fill those criminal mastermind shoes.
 

Well you are my accuser, now look in my face
Your opression reeks of your greed and disgrace
So one man has and another has not
How can you love what it is you have got
When you took it all from the weak hands of the poor?
Liars and thieves you know not what is in store

Artemis scowled. His father was a criminal. He was ten! And his father wanted him to be a criminal. Didn’t the man understand that all he wanted was to run back into the house and cry in his mother’s arms!? No, Arty, thought the boy sarcastically, you must be bad, a criminal, put that amazing brain to doing dastardly acts.
 

There will come a time I will look in your eye
You will pray to the God that you always denied
The I’ll go out back and I’ll get my gun
I’ll say, “You haven’t met me, I am the only son”

“Start them young,” he muttered sourly.

His father should be in jail. He should, realistically, be rotting in a cell. Artemis didn’t want to be caught and be thrown in jail. Though no doubt his big brain could get him out, he wouldn’t want the humility of it. And what would his mother think of him?

Seal my heart and brake my pride
I’ve nowhere to stand and now nowhere to hide
Align my heart, my body, my mind
To face what I’ve done and do my time

Artemis sighed. Mother or Father? Gold or emotions?

He’d go for gold.

Seal my heart and brake my pride
I’ve nowhere to stand and now nowhere to hide
Align my heart, my body, my mind
To face what I’ve done and do my time
Well yes sir, yes sir, yes it was me
I know what I’ve done, cause I know what I’ve seen
I went out back and I got my gun
I said, “You haven’t met me, I am the only son”

This works better if you just play the song in the background because the lyrics by themelves sound a little naff but hay. *Shrug*

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  1. That is amazing. It sounds realistic; it sounds like his thoughts! Totally IC. Nice job, Beckett. 🙂

  2. That’s really good. I normally don’t like song fics. Very very very IC. Congrats, your almost on my Top 10’s list. =)=)=)

  3. I LURVE IT! AND YOU know Imma song fic freak. Wonderful Beckett! 😀

  4. Beckett Simpleton September 8th, 2010 at 8:30 pm 4

    😉 gee, thanks you guys! You give me waaaay too much credit 🙂

  5. very well written. I give it an A+

  6. Beckett Simpleton September 26th, 2010 at 8:22 pm 6

    Thanks! Wow, you kindabrought thi back to life. Hasn’t been commented on in ages. 🙂 I haven’t seen your name around. Are you new, a ghost or a change of name?

    Or am I just feeling new 😉

  7. im new. just call me a fan of fanfiction. 😉

    wow. i just read it with the song playing in the background and it got 10 times better. A++!

    Double posting = bad, okies? 😉

  8. Beckett Simpleton September 29th, 2010 at 8:13 pm 8

    I love that song. It’s my friend Thomas’ favourite song. By the way, since you’re new, I won’t eat you, but AA will if you don’t stop double posting. I know sometimes you just HAVE to and it kills you cos you really wanna say something, but you do it quite a lot. 🙂

  9. That’s AWESOME. 🙂 I’ve never heard that song before, but it clicked perfectly for Artemis.
    :mrgreen: Brilliant!

    -Star*

  10. Beckett Simpleton December 3rd, 2010 at 9:16 pm 10

    :mrgreen: Star! Mah almost e-sis 🙂 Thanks 🙂

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