Since Haru insisted, I will post "My Guardian Angel" here.
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
-The Serenity Prayer
My thoughts were nothing more than a unnecessary window to my frail soul. It whispers seductively at my heart, an attempt to ravage my very being. Illusions and reality mixes together and I could never differentiate between it's unyielding prowess attack to my mind and its obscure melody to my soul. Is it for that reason that I'm kneeling before our Lord and Savior in prayer, my way of escaping my nightmarish thoughts.
That role was unexpectedly perfect for me.
The outside world has only darkness and for that, I'm here to ease my suffering...to let go...and never look back. For hours at a time I would pray...for anything really. Anything to get my mind busy and away from my memories. Thunder echoing through the monastery did nothing to stop me from my daily ritual and with the occasional lightning piercing the dimly lit room, I go on, never stopping...never wavering.
A soft knock was heard and I did not respond; she would enter anyway.
The Mother Superior quietly entered the room and made her way to my unkempt bed and sat on it, the small bed creaking under her weight. Knowing that I would not say anything she said,”I see that you haven't been sleeping well...Nanoha.”
Once again, I did not say anything and Mother Superior sighed. Thunder exploded and wind screeched outside the foggy windows, claw-like branches scratching them with glee.
For the longest time, we both said nothing and that was normal; I was never much of a talkative person.
After hearing the storm raging on, Mother Superior rose from the bed and made her way to the door just as silently as she came. Before leaving she said, voice full of concern,” Nanoha, please don't exhaust yourself. We both know that you're doing this on purpose...and for the wrong reasons.” She then opened the door and left, leaving me in a more troubled state of mind.
I slowly open my eyes and stood up, fixing up my crumpled habit as I did so. How can she say such a thing? Have I not proven myself for two years now? Granted, I was not even close to being a full Nun but I was still faithful and more loyal than all the other Sisters who took the Final Vow. Suddenly, realization hit me and I gasped out loud at my sinful act and begged the Lord to forgive my evil thoughts. I could never again let my emotions control me...never again...not after that day two and a half years ago...
My stomach growled angrily at me and a small blush crept up on my face; I couldn't believe that I haven't eaten all day. Normally, I would have woken up before anyone else in the Monastery did and sneak in to the kitchen for a light breakfast. Not that I have anything against them; I just wanted to have a peaceful meal. But this morning, I woke up drenched in sweat from a nightmare that I couldn't even vaguely remember what it was about. It was because of that that today I began praying frequently, more so then what I would usually do.
I left my room as silently as possible and headed towards the kitchen, contemplating what to eat for dinner. I instantly walked up to the fridge and when I opened it, my eyes lit up with joy. A large bowl of vegetable soup was marked off with my name and the signature of Mother Superior. Smiling gently, I took it out and began heating it on the stove with care. Even though gluttony was a deadly sin, I couldn't help myself; I get hungry really easily this late at night. When it was done heating, I took it out of the stove and placed the soup once again in its large bowl. I sat down with my spoon and before diving in, I said a prayer of thanks and...I heard it.
A loud, anguish scream.
I dropped my spoon and it fell to the floor with a loud clang. I just sat there, unable to move. What was that? Whatever it was, it took a hold of my heart and made it ache with fear. Thunder and lightening dominated the sinister, dark night which in turn interrupted my jumbled thoughts. I quickly stood up from my chair, sending it flying in my haste. I ran the best I could and I reached the main entrance of the monastery; the Mother Superior's room was located just upstairs. As I made my way to the staircase, a loud THUMP was heard and it came directly from...the double oak doors behind me.
I whispered a few prayers and proceeded slowly towards the large doors, sweat trailing down my trembling body. Only inches away from them, I took a deep breath and then I firmly grasped the cold copper handles with both my hands. With one last prayer, I opened the doors and...
...before I knew it, in stumbled a young women.
I didn't have enough time to react and the poor women collapsed against me to the ground, her wet clothes soaking mine in seconds. I just laid there with a complete stranger on top of me. Strong gales of wind and rain splashed both of us without a second thought and still I couldn't move.
Lightening struck nearby and for split second, it illuminated the woman's features, finally allowing me to fully see her for the first time.
And I just stared.
The young women had flawless facial features, her wet golden locks semi-obscuring her closed eyes making her appear to be sleeping peacefully.
Then, I felt something...warm.
I brought my left hand to my face and was horrified to see...blood.
Lots of blood.
I yelped and tried to get up but the blond was too heavy. Finally, after a few failed attempts, I was able to pull myself away from the unconscious body. As soon as I was free, I took a few steps away from the women, my breathing coming out in short gasps. I looked at my hand and seeing blood dripping down to the stone floor, I collapsed on to my knees, tears now streaming down my face in torrents. I had no idea how long I stayed there but after the sight of the blood slowly pooling away from the women, I was finally brought back to my place. I'm a Nun so start acting like one! Slowly, I stood up and with all the mental and physical strength that I could muster at that moment, I walked up to the body. I couldn't just ignore her. I mean, she was bleeding profusely! I took a deep breath and after closing the doors, I grabbed the wounded women and carried her to the infirmary, droplets of blood trailing behind us.
'Hang in there', I thought, desperately. 'Whoever you are, hang in there!'
NUNoha, a very interesting idea, well she's still a Novice, but the premise are interesting, and the layer of mystery here have me hooked. :3
Good job Alavon !
Neo Franceasia at war with Neo Burgundy... that makes me remember a particular page of my country's history. :3
For a moment I thought the Mayor's head would explode with all the rage he had, how funny that could've been, kekeke.
And Nanoha is indeed bad luck, for herself that's for sure, and the blonde knight has the Power of the Cinnamon Buns with her (funny how the cinnamon follows her in so many fics ;3 ).
I have the feeling it's just the beginning of Nanoha's adventure (and bad luck). XD
The chapter is as long has it need to be, just the right size.
I await the next part with patience. :3
There no misspelling for the French, it's good, but Fate sure has a foul mouth, well the potential of insults in French is almost infinite (we have a very high capacity of customisation for insults, sadly it's not always translatable). (^^)
I love the interaction beetwen Fate and Nanoha, I always like when two strong personality collide against each other, it's always so funny to watch (or read). :3
Fate was right for the guys she killed, when you're ready to kill innocent people, you're fair game to be killed.
Very Good !
So, Fate and Nanoha developed their own lives, I think it's a good thing, it means you're on the path to be a great author if you can do that.
It give more spontaneity and dynamism to the characters, which is always a good thing.
Oh, and if you need ome help for French, I'll gladly help. :3
And I share your opinion on the people ready to kill innocent people.
This is too good! Update soon!!!
Hey! I remember this story! This is the one RadiantBeam, myself, and a few others on AS were poking at you to get going lol. Glad you decided to keep writing it.
Is Knight!Fate, I hope it's not too bad.
By the way, how's the fic Animal Instincts, i didn't see it update, though you said that it will be up on 29th of Nov.
This story seems really interesting one ^^, I started read it last night (the first chapter) and it really got my attention.
Hehe, sometimes the characters do what they want and they go from the writers hand (but it´s a good thing, because that makes the story alive o I think so ^^). I really like the last part, where Nanoha and Fate are arguing xD
Then let it be Animal Instincts (it sounds weird, like the song let it be), My Guardian Angel can wait, it have to give up for its brother/sister for the time being.
Of course, what I said always had a point, pretty self-conceited huh? Really, I hope until you finish chapter 4, no one vote for My Guardian Angel. I have waited for almost a month now, if I still remember right.
Argh ! I both like "Animal Instincts" and "My Guadian Angel", so it's hard to vote, but since "Animal Instincts" is older, it should have the honor first.
Yup, yup, well I like both of Alavon's fic, so maybe you should write now. Like Nanoha and Fate, work, work and work, until you either finish them both or die.
Nope *making a cute puppy face* *looks at you for a moment then turn away with a evil smile*.
Yes, yes I do. lol
Good. Now if you excuse me for a sec, *go away*, *clnk**clink*, *go back with a gun*. I'm done, now I'll press the gun on your head to make you quicken the writing thingy.
Seems you have some very dedicated fans here. ^_^;
Seems you have some very dedicated fans here. ^_^;
No, I'm not dedicated, I'm crazy lol. Ehem, Alavon, tomorrow, I'll be back for the hunt, so you have to be here for me to