When will it end part 5

Summary: After lunch the next day, Elena was cleaning the main living room on the first floor.  She had already cleaned […]

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After lunch the next day, Elena was cleaning the main living room on the first floor.  She had already cleaned everything else and had just finished polishing the old concert piano.  She dropped her hands in weariness.  Her hands came down on some of the keys, creating an unpleasant combination of notes.  Elena flinched.  Then, she got an idea.  She glanced around to make sure no one would be able to hear.

She sat on the piano bench and lightly placed her hand on the keys.  Her fingers found the right notes automatically and she started to sing.

 

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a, bed of roses
Sink me in the river, at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

Uh oh, uh oh

Lord make me a rainbow, I’ll shine down on my mother
She’ll know I’m safe with you when she stands under my colors, oh and
Life ain’t always what you think it ought to be, no
Ain’t even grey, but she buries her baby

The sharp knife of a short life, well
I’ve had, just enough time

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a, bed of roses
Sink me in the river, at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

The sharp knife of a short life, well
I’ve had, just enough time

And I’ll be wearing white, when I come into your kingdom
I’m as green as the ring on my little, cold finger, I’ve
Never known the lovin’ of a man
But it sure felt nice when he was holding my hand, there’s a
Boy here in town who says he’ll love me forever,
Who would have thought forever could be severed by
The sharp knife of a short life, well,
I’ve had, just enough time

So put on your best boys and I’ll wear my pearls
What I never did is done

A penny for my thoughts, oh no, I’ll sell them for a dollar
They’re worth so much more after I’m a goner
And maybe then you’ll hear the words I been singin’
Funny when you’re dead how people start listenin’

If I die young, bury me in satin
Lay me down on a, bed of roses
Sink me in the river, at dawn
Send me away with the words of a love song

Uh oh (uh, oh)
The ballad of a dove (uh, oh)
Go with peace and love
Gather up your tears, keep ’em in your pocket
Save them for a time when you’re really gonna need them, oh

The sharp knife of a short life, well
I’ve had, just enough time

So put on your best boys and I’ll wear my pearls

 

Elena played the last few notes and jumped at the sound of applause.  She turned around to see the Fowls standing in the doorway.  Her face turned a deep scarlet.

“How long have you been listening?” she asked, her voice barely audible.

“Almost the whole time,” replied Mrs. Fowl.  Elena looked at the floor in embarrassment.  She gather up the cleaning supplies and quickly exited the room.  She didn’t speak to anyone until she announced that dinner was ready.

 

Months passed and soon it was Christmas Eve.  At the request of Mrs. Fowl, Elena became friends with Artemis.  Mr. and Mrs. Fowl came to trust Elena enough to leave the house for long periods of time.  Artemis taught Elena how to read lips so that they could communicate without the parents knowing.

Every morning, Elena would jog around the grounds.  Artemis would watching from his bedroom window.  Her breath materialized in quick clouds in front of her.  She finished her run and started to stretch out.  She faced away from Artemis’s window and bent down to touch her toes.  Artemis smiled, then mentally slapped himself for thinking dirty thoughts about his friend.

She’s my friend, Artemis though, realizing that it was true.  He had a friend, other than his bodyguard or the female elf.  He looked back down and saw that Elena was now facing him as she stretched her arms.

“Will you help me with something?” she mouthed.

“What?”

“I need your help picking out ingredients for Christmas dinner tomorrow.”

Artemis nodded.  Elena smiled.  Artemis loved when Elena smiled.  He felt warm inside and couldn’t help but smile himself.

 

Elena walked up the stairs to her room.  She stripped off her sweaty clothes and quickly showered.  After she finished, she picked out her red converse, skinny jeans, and Christmas shirt.  She even decided to wear her Santa hat.  She walked down the stairs to find Artemis waiting for her at the door.

“One sec,” she said.  “Let me grab my list from the kitchen.”  She had called Mr. and Mrs. Fowl to ask them what special request they had for Christmas dinner.  Right now, they were in Germany, but would be getting back before tomorrow.

Elena walked back to meet Artemis.  They both got into the limo and headed off to the store.

“So, what do you want for Christmas dinner, Arty?” Elena said, watching the scenery race past the tinted window.

Artemis stared at her, his eyes wide.  “Arty?” he asked.

Elena blushed.  “Did I call you that?!  I am so sorry, I’m just so use to Mrs. Fowl calling you that I guess it just slipped out.”  She looked down at the floor, not wanting to meet Artemis’s gaze.

She called me Arty, Artemis kept repeating to himself.  The only people who called him that were his mother, Juliet, and Holly.  Normally, if someone else called him that, they would get a stabbing remark in response.  But for some reason, when Elena called him Arty, he got a strange feeling in his stomach.

Elena didn’t speak to Artemis for the rest of the car ride.  When they got to the store, she quickly got out and speed walked into the store.  Artemis had a hard time keeping up.

“Elena, wait,” he said jogging to catch her before she disappeared into another aisle.  She stopped in her tracks.  Artemis placed his hands on his knees and panted.  Elena stared at him, her look glazed over.

“Yes?” she asked in a monotone voice.  She must still be embarrassed about the Arty thing, Artemis thought.

“I figured out what I want for dinner tomorrow night.” He led her through the aisles until he stopped at the seafood section.

“Lemon-peppered tilapia,” he said, gesturing to the fish.  Elena nodded.

“Why don’t you choose the kind of tilapia you want while I go pick up something I need in another aisle,” Elena said.

“What do you need?” Artemis asked

“Oh, um, I need to get some more spices,” Elena said, her voice quivered and she looked anywhere but Artemis.

“You know,” Artemis said, smirking.  “You are a horrible liar.”

Elena shot him a piercing glare and stomped off.  Artemis chuckled and started to examine the fish.  By the time he had chosen one, Elena was back.

“Did you find the “spice” you needed?” Artemis asked, sarcasm layering his voice.

“No,” Elena said, trying to sound disappointed.

“Tisk tisk,” Artemis tutted.  “You’re lying again.”

“You—just—I—shut up,” Elena whined.  She turned on her heel and marched towards the front of the store to check out.  Butler pulled up the limo while Artemis and Elena loaded the bags of food into the trunk.

At the house, Elena unpacked the bags and put away the food.  She then went to her room and locked the door.  Artemis couldn’t help but wonder what she was doing.  He sat in his study and stared at his computer, trying to decide whether or not to peek at her through the camera.  His curiosity got the best of him and he pulled up the video feed.

Elena was sitting on the ground with wrapping paper surrounding her.  She glanced around to make sure no one was watching.  She reached under bed and pulled out a bag.  Artemis was intrigued.  He slowly zoomed in with the camera.  Elena’s head shot up.  She looked around and noticed the tiny camera on the wall.

She marched up and looked straight into the camera.  Artemis felt as if her gaze was burning holes into him.

“No spying, Master Fowl,” she said and covered the camera.  Elena walked back to her spot on the rug and slowly removed the objects from the bag.  She carefully wrapped them and brought them downstairs.  She placed them in the branches of the giant Christmas tree  and walked into the kitchen to prepare dinner.

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6 responses to “When will it end part 5.” Join in!

  1. That was amazing!!! I love that song I was singing it and writting it this morning. Even last night I was messing with my sister’s Ipod and I found out that her first name is Kimberly!! Thats my real first name!!! But I loving Your stories and I love tacos!!

  2. Fowlfan4ever July 1st, 2011 at 3:09 am 2

    If I die young, bury me in satin. I love that! I’m listening to it now! Update!

  3. FowlsGirl123 July 1st, 2011 at 3:10 am 3

    OMG! I love that song! I have it memorized from listening to it so much! Yes!
    Okay, so anyways, I love this story. I really didn’t see any mistakes, but I still think that Elena is kind of Mary Sueish. She’s getting a little better, but you still need to work on it. Other than that, I thought it was good.
    Oh, wait. I have a tip. Once you finish writing, choose some words that you use a lot, or are kind of bland, and switch them out with a synonym. It’ll make it more interesting to read.
    I love the romance!Keep it up! UPDATE!

  4. Thanks I did fix the Mary Sue problem some. You will see it in the next update more. Yeah I do have trouble with overusing words. Thanks so much for bearing with my writing problems I really appreciate it.

  5. That was amazing!!! I love this story. Please keep updating.

  6. Missing word in the parenthesis: “Artemis would (be) watching from his bedroom window.”

    A little OCC’ness: “Artemis smiled, then mentally (bashed, scowled at,) himself for thinking (inappropriate and dirty) thoughts about his friend.”

    Those are just some options. I just pointed out some mistakes and easy fixes. Great job this time! That jogging time skip and the way you explained things that happened in the middle of chapter four and five was phenomenal! Beautiful story, and I absolutely cannot wait to read chapter six. My only complaint is that they are not long enough. Update soon!

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