kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
Thank you so much for all of the caring comments I read on my last entry. I didn't even mean to make that a public one, but then I realized people were commenting on it and there it was lolol. Needless to say I learned that posting in the wee hours of the morning is a bad idea. Still I was very touched to hear from all of you, some of you that I hadn't heard from in a while and some that I had never heard of before. Everyone was very supportive and encouraging and I'm thankful to have people that will lift me up like that even if they have never seen me in person or perhaps never even chatted with me before.

I actually heard from my recruiter today and I have an interview on Monday for a middle school in southern South Korea. So now I'm incredibly excited an nervous all at the same time. I want to do this so badly but it is so different from anything I have ever done. I have only traveled outside the US twice (if Canada counts) and the farthest I have gone on my own is one state over lol. So this is a huge thing to me!

Now I'm looking at my bank account which isn't empty but certainly could use a boost in funds and trying to figure out how I can make some extra cash. I do work, but my loan payments pull 600 from me a month. I'm open to any ideas you guys have, or if there is something you would buy from me? I thought about trying to sell some writing but I don't know if I am a writer anyone would want to pay to have stuff from lol. I also have no idea what I would charge for that... Maybe if I stare at my bank account long enough the numbers will slowly roll up just to get me to stop looking... although probably not! lolol.

*Sigh*

Apr. 2nd, 2013 04:18 am
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I'm not asking for people to support me when they don't or pat me on the head and tell me that it is a great idea. But I would kind of hope for a bit of support. I know that my friends are just trying to look out for me, but sometime I just get so tired of hearing that I am all wrong. For once it would be nice to hear someone say "you know I know you, and you will be alright."

I feel like I should take a vote and ask how many people think me going to Korea to teach would be a good thing or not. If the vote is a resounding hole maybe I will just crawl in a hole and die (not literally) because I suck at life.

And this is why you do not write entries at 4:30 in the morning when you are half asleep.
kat_elric: (friends - lionking)
So I am hosting a Scentsy party for friends and family in the area and figured that everyone here are kind of my extend friend base. Therefore I decided to extend the invitation here as well!

Firstly, please in no was feel like you have to buy or need to 'help me out' by purchasing something. At most all the purchases would do (besides being good for my cousin who is the consultant) is get me free stuff. While I don't mind getting free stuff, that isn't why I am putting this here.

Some of you, like me, enjoy buying candles or warmers or other yummy smelling things to put in your home. I have personally sniffed a lot of thier scents and enjoy many of them. They are very nice quality products and the warmers themselves fit in very nicely with the decor. They also sell lotions and a few other odds and ends.

Check it out here if you want to buy or just look around.

That will take you directly to my party so if you do buy anything it is credited for me.

Please don't feel like you have to buy anything! And feel free to look at all the cute stuff and dream (like I do all the time lolol).
kat_elric: (friends - lionking)
Hey guys. I just wanted to notify you that my sister has just had the first kid in my family and I am officially an aunt! Landon was born this evening coming in at 6lb 14.9oz. I'm so excited and even more so that I was able to sneak out of work and be there for it!

Needless to say updates could be shaky for awhile, but I don't expect them to be disrupted too badly (obviously this killed me 'write every night' plan).

But!! All hope is not lost! Spring break starts on Friday so I will have a week with no plans, between being an aunt, that I can write during! Hopefully I will be able to finish up Of Seasons and Spots and work on I don't even know yet.... maybe Of Calescence and Chroma for any UKISS/Jay's seethe fans out there? But no promises on anything (okay we all know by now to nod and smile and wait till something appears before cheering when it comes to my writing).
kat_elric: (OFFF - zhou mi wolf)
Sixteen )

AN: Since 15 was so short, I decided to post two lol. I know I have also been slacking on my nightly writing but I have had some seriously tiring days. I'm hoping to pick that back up tonight and crank out another drabble before bed. Hope you are enjoying this journey!
kat_elric: (From the Soul to the Song)
"I would ask what you are in for, but I guess that is pretty obvious," the young man said lightly as he settled at a table. Across from him the man whose name tag read 'HOYA' adjusted the doll in front of him so that it was positioned more comfortably.

"Ignore him Dongwoo," Hoya murmured to the doll and then paused for a moment as if listening. "No, I agree."

"Who are you talking to?" the young man asked him.

Hoya scowled at him as if it was a stupid question to be asking. "Dongwoo says I have to be nice because you are new here. I'm Hoya."

"Who is Dongwoo?" the other man asked.

"He is," Hoya replied, gesturing to the doll. "I introduced myself now it is your turn."

"I don't know my name," the young man admitted with a shrug.

"Your name tag says Myungsoo," Hoya informed him pointing to the piece of plastic attached to his shirt.

Glancing down, the young man touched it with curious fingers. "So it does."

"Nice to meet you Myungsoo, but I will call you L," Hoya announced.

"Why L?"

"Because that is A," Hoya pointed to a man across the room, "B, and C and the rest up to L are around somewhere. So you are L."

"Oh," L murmured, trailing off as he gazed around the room at the other people there.

"Now L, you can go away. Dongwoo and I were having a date before you so rudely interrupted," Hoya ordered harshly.

"Okay," L agreed. "Nice to meet you," he paused for a moment to read the other man's name tag again, "Hoya."

The other man grunted and mumbled softly, "Don't scold me. That was being nice."

As he rose from the table and moved away, L wondered if perhaps he should feel a bit hurt at the treatment by the other man, but a minute later he was distracted by a strange man that seemed to be talking to a doll.


AN: Look at all of you, four things posted for you in one day! Spoiled I tell you! Spoiled! *mumbles* I had better get a lot of comments on all this stuff! lol jk!
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Of Seasons and Spots
Fourteen: Lights


“What are you brooding about?” Leeteuk asked as he moved about the kitchen putting dishes back in their proper places.

“What do you think?” Kyuhyun growled, flipping over the paper he had been writing on and continued to do so.

“You can’t exactly blame him,” Leeteuk paused as he shoved a stack of plates into the cupboard. “You did, after all, kill his father.”

“I was protecting him,” Kyuhyun snarled. “You would have done the same.”

Leeteuk fixed him with the practiced stare of dominance before he had a moment to think about it. For a long moment their eyes locked and with a grumble Kyuhyun looked away. It wasn’t lost on either of them that he only did so because he didn’t wish to push the issue any farther than that, not because he felt a true need to do so.

“I would have if it were Kangin in his place, but that doesn’t change the fact you killed his father,” Leeteuk told him gently, turning back to the sink. “No matter what your intent was, it is still someone important to him, but more than that Kyuhyun, Zhou mi very likely understands exactly why you did what you did and probably hates the fact that even he can’t blame you for it.”

“Then why is he acting like this?” Kyuhyun asked miserably.

“That isn’t the right question,” Kangin told him as he moved into the kitchen, causing Kyuhyun to leap from his chair and spin in surprise. That he had so easily slipped up behind the other werewolf without notice, spoke volumes as to just how distracted Kyuhyun was. “The right question is ‘What can I do to apologize and make things better.’ To which the answer is, a lot of groveling and begging.”

Grinning, the Alpha slipped an arm around Leeteuk’s waist and kissed him on his cheek. With a smile lighting his eyes, Leeteuk elbowed him in the ribs. “Zhou mi isn’t a woman to be groveled before. Kyuhyun, you simply need to do what you think you need to in order to smooth over the issue you have caused.”

“Thanks for nothing,” Kyuhyun mumbled in a tone that wouldn’t have been heard if not for the presence of supernatural ears.

“Instead of sitting there and brooding, why don’t you come and help with the dishes,” Leeteuk told him gesturing to the pile of dirty dishes waiting for the space to be washed. It wasn’t an order exactly, but Kyuhyun took it as one, standing and deftly catching the towel Kangin tossed to him. If nothing else perhaps the task would keep him from stewing over the same thing over and over again.

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A day spent shopping with Ryeowook hadn’t been horrible, but it hadn’t been exactly the healing balm for his trouble that he had hoped it would be. The young man and himself were good enough friends, but as the day progressed, Zhou mi found himself longing for the presence of his mate. That longing only caused him further irritation because he didn’t particularly want much to do with the werewolf at the moment, much to his Beast’s displeasure.

By the time darkness had fallen and Ryeowook had dropped him off in front of his own home, he was both anxious and dreading seeing his mate. Perhaps it made him a coward, but he found that he wasn’t yet ready to face the fact that Kyuhyun had done nothing wrong by the laws that governed werewolves. Even his own Beast had tried to convince him throughout the day that Kyuhyun was within his right and only protecting them.

On the front step he nearly turned and walked away, to where he didn’t know. Anywhere would be better than inside the house where he would have to face both memories and his mate, neither of which he wanted at the moment. Running, as pleasing as it sounded, was not an option. Not only would Kyuhyun tear the area apart looking for him, but the rest of the pack would help as well, and he didn’t want to face them either.

Silently he shifted his bags to one arm and slipped the key into the lock. It gave easily beneath the press of his fingers and he swung the door open, stepping into his house and kicking it closed behind him. The interior was lit in a soft glow as he bent to untie his shoes and place them in the proper place. When Zhou mi straightened again and reached for his packages he froze.

The soft glow that he had mistaken for a lamp or candle light, was in fact produced by thousands of tiny twinkling lights strung throughout the house. Somehow they had been strung so as to not look like the strands they were but more like distant random pinpricks of light, mini stars just for his eyes. He took it all in with his mouth open as he just stood there and stared at them.

“I remember you saying that you liked the lights,” Kyuhyun spoke softly from the living room.

Vaguely Zhou mi remembers telling him of times when he was younger, with his father and mother, of hours spent walking and enjoying the twinkling Christmas lights. They were times that hadn't happened in years, and wouldn’t, he realized suddenly, ever happen again. Before he could stop it a broken sob was escaping his lips as the loss hit him anew and his eyes sought out his mate on reflex.

Kyuhyun stood there looking incredibly guilty and uncertain of what he should do. “Kui Xian,” Zhou mi murmured and had barely lifted a hand towards him before Kyuhyun was there and gathering him into his arms.

“I’m so sorry. So so sorry,” the older wolf muttered as he lifted Kyuhyun off his feet and carried him into the living room. “I was only trying to do something nice for you, and I’ve upset you again.”

With his face buried in Kyuhyun’s chest, he couldn’t see the man’s face, but he could hear the distress there. His mate was as apologetic as Zhou mi was hurt, and holding it against him, he realized at last, would only hurt both of them more. Reaching inside himself he found their bond, and was surprised to find his end of it as tightly closed as he had been able to make it. Gingerly, he grasped it and slid it open letting his mate have access to himself once again. A choked off noise was the only response he got from his mate, but he could feel the pure relief and love flow down the bond to them.

“I’m sorry, too,” Zhou mi told him softly. Kyuhyun’s arms tightened around him as the werewolf arranged them both on the couch. He couldn’t tell his mate that he forgave him yet, but that would come with time, they both knew.

Kyuhyun said nothing, simply moved his hands over the fabric covering Zhou mi’s body and pulled them off. The other man let him until they were curled together skin against skin with the werewolf’s hands drifting over his body in a comforting caress. Zhou mi never had imagined he would be able to lay against his mate without clothing and not feel arousal, but he didn’t feel any now. Kyuhyun’s touch wasn’t sexual in nature, but soothing. This touch, just as intimate as when they had sex, was more comforting than he would have thought possible. Slowly, he relaxed into his mate’s body and allowed himself to express his sorrow. It wasn’t the first time Kyuhyun’s skin became wet with his tears and likely wouldn’t be the last.

Later, when his tears had dried, and his fingers played over Kyuhyun’s skin returning the comfort he had taken, he found it in him to smile softly. “Thanks Kui Xian,” he murmured. “I really do like the lights.”

“Any time,” was the deep rumbled response of a man calmed to near sleep. With a sigh that was somewhere in the ballpark of contentment, Zhou mi closed his eyes and let his mind drift off to the feeling of fingertips moving against his skin and the deep love he could feel within.


AN: Look another chapter so soon! Yay!! But I discovered that since I refuse to waste my money that I don't have on a paid lj account I had to delete over half my icons. That makes me sad even if I only use some of them every once in a while. lol
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"Can you hold still?" Sungmin asked him crossly as his pencil glided across the paper.

"Mhmm," the other man mumbled as he stuffed another cookie into this mouth. The way Eunhyuk saw things he was doing a fantastic job of remaining still from the moment he had removed his clothes. He had been studiously ignoring the urge to twitch his left leg and wiggle his big toe for a good 30 seconds now.

"Seriously, stop eating the props," Sungmin ordered without pausing in his sketching.

"You can't just dump cookies on my lap and expect me not to eat them," Eunhyuk announced through a mouth full of the substance.

"I need them to cover you! You know I always draw that area last."

"Then you had better hurry," Eunhyuk told him as he popped another cookie into his mouth, "or you will be drawing my penis." Blushing, Sungmin wordless picked up the pace.





AN: In an effort to increase productivity I have taken to nightly forced drabbles. Much of it is decide by dice roll to pick group character and genre. I also have story dice to help me pick the generally direction the story itself is traveling in. I'm going to force myself to write them so some of them could turn out just horribly. No matter how bad they are, I plan to post them all here lolol. So I suppose tune it to read the awfulness?
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Of Seasons and Spots
Thirteen: Tidings


“What is that?” Minho asked as he set his lips against Jinki’s neck and pressed a kiss there before nipping at his skin.

“A card, I think,” the witch told him, turning the stuffed envelope in his hands. It had been dropped off by Jessica in the early hours of the morning when she had arrived with a load of stuff for Key. Despite the events that had occurred to him less than twenty four hours ago, Key was too stubborn to let that dissuade him when Jonghyun invited him to live with him. Jessica, who had been awake for reasons that she wouldn’t discuss, had been agreeable when Key had texted her to bring over some of his things that he would need right away. Shortly after she had arrived, everyone else had cleared the room leaving Minho and Jinki alone again.

“I’m not so far from humanity that I don’t know what a card looks like,” the vampire told him with a chuckle.

Jinki elbowed him gently at the teasing and slid open the flap of the envelope. From within it, he pulled out a card with a pastel depiction of a forest covered in snow across the front of it. Inside was the elegant scroll that he recognized as his mother’s. “Jinki,” he began reading despite the fact that Minho could probably see the separate fibers of the paper let alone the actual words. “I hope that this card finds you well and taken care of. My Coven was worried for you as we had seen a lot of darkness surrounding your current present, but we also notice some bright spots of light. We are uncertain what meaning the reading has for the future as we have never seen this particular combination before, but we hope that you are well.

I met a man a few months ago and we are taking things slow, but it appears as though something may come of it. Sometime, if you are feeling up to it, I would like to you meet him. I think you would like him, and he would like to meet you, too. Bring Key with you when you visit.

I miss you both. Love, your mother. P.S. I feel as though something huge has happened to you recently. I hope it was good!”

“You haven’t told your mother?” Minho asked him softly as he silently scanned over her words again.

“No,” Jinki replied. “I couldn’t figure out how to tell my friends let alone my mother.”

“That you are with a man?” Minho quipped.

“If only it were that easy. Somehow, I don’t think they will quite understand the bloodier part of our relationship.”

Minho grunted his agreement, and slipped chilled fingers beneath the hem of Jinki’s shirt. His fangs slid into the witch’s skin, barely noticeable flashes of pain amongst the curl of desire. ‘Don’t take too long to tell her, love,’ Minho spoke into his mind, the words carrying with them a wealth of emotion. ‘You now number your days in centuries, but she still does in years.’

“I know,” Jinki agreed. With a sigh he closed his eyes and relaxed back against the vampire that was taking shallow, lazy sips of blood from his neck. “If I went to visit, would you come with me?”

‘Of course,’ Minho agreed instantly and Jinki could feel the faint echoes of happiness that the question produced. ‘You are mine, and I yours. I will go anywhere you would like.’

“Thank you,” Jinki whispered, enjoying the roaming hands that slid low on his stomach and teased with the promise of going lower.

‘Come to bed with me,’ Minho urged.

It wasn’t until he heard those words that Jinki realized just how tired he was. As arousing as it was to have the vampire’s teeth in his neck and hands moving over his skin, he felt drained from everything that had happened that night. He doubted very much that he would be awake for more than a few moments after his body hit the mattress. Still, it sounded like an incredibly pleasant idea. “I’d love to.”

A quick swipe of Minho’s tongue closed the bite marks on his neck, before he scooped Jinki into his arms. It was a testament to how tired Jinki really was, since he didn’t protest the motion. Carefully the vampire carried him to their bed and laid him there, taking the card from his hand to place it upon the side table.


AN: I know it has been ages since I have updated and I feel really bad about it. I don't enjoy writing any less than I always have it has just been a few crazy months. I'm hoping to jump back into this now and get rolling again because I miss sharing my stories and I miss hearing from my readers!
kat_elric: (Gojun)
Of Fae and Forest )


AN: Good news is that I am not dead!! I know some of you have been wating for the rest of the drama of 'Of Seasons and Spots'. I haven't abandoned that story... I intended to finish it by posting a chapter a day until Christmas... Unfortunate I fell sick for the week before Christmas and then the holidays hit and things went crazy. I still fully intend to finish it (hopefully soon)! In the mean time [livejournal.com profile] saanrio pretty much dared my NU'EST muses to come out and play and this was the result. This is set in the same universe as OFFF (as noted by the title) but they won't appear to be players for a few more books or so... ^^;
kat_elric: (Default)
Twelve - Sled )

AN: There you all have it! Three chapters and I'm still behind... *head desk* For those of you that may have forgotten, or simply never read the first time around, Heechul was doing a Sharing with Hankyung. It is a process where the vampire shows whomever they are connected with their memories. They can't control the exact memory but they can direct the process. For example Heechul wanted to show Hankyung memories of Zico and that is what it brought up.
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Nine - Gifts )


AN: Well that didn't go the way I intended... Thanks muses! I'm going to try to get more of these done today... I'm so behind. T.T

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