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This story is not related to the prompt.


People featured in this story:

Ethan as Ethan

Celeste as Celeste

Wolfie as Treasure (just a small mention since they're dead)

Palak as Palak (just a small mention since they're dead)

Kayla as Nina (just a small mention since they're dead)

Jose as Luke

Lillian as Lillian (just a small mention since they're dead)

Felicity as Felicity

Ivy as Zoe


CHARACTER GALLERY:

I took pictures online and edited them into certain characters. UPDATED: FULL LIST. Animal parts are not featured because google can't really help me with that XD. Lmk if you want me to do your character from ANY reedsy cast, just lmk what they look like! :)


---- Harper --------- Celeste ------------ Ethan -------------- Treasure -------


------- Palak ---------- Nina --------------- Luke --------------- Lillian ------


------- Zoe --------------- Felicity ------------ Draco ------------- Cirah -------


------ Varsha ------------- Wish ------------ Rainhart --------------- Sia --------


-------- Liz ---------------- Azazel --------------- Nainika --------


----- Scarlett ----------- Achlys ------



Someone was caressing my hair. I opened my eyes, my motherโ€™s bright yellow eyes smiling down at me. I was laying in some sort of bed, nothing but darkness surrounding me.


โ€œHello, sweetheart.โ€


โ€œMotherโ€ฆโ€ I whispered. Her gentle grey wings brushed against my arm, a sad look on her face.


โ€œWhatโ€™s wrong?โ€ I asked. A single tear made her way down her cheek as blood red eyes appeared behind her. Spider legs emerged from the darkness, a scorpion tail following behind. Motherโ€™s wings were ripped from her body, the rest of her unmoving. An excruciating pain filled my body, centered around my back.ย 


โ€œI love youโ€ฆโ€ whispered Mother as her body disintegrated into the air.


โ€œNo!โ€ I cried out, reaching towards her, then stopping as a shooting pain went down my arm. I watched helplessly as the rest of her body disappeared, her last words echoing in my ears. I love youโ€ฆ


Azazel lifted his scorpion tail, his face shifting. Celesteโ€™s yellow eyes appeared on his face, glistening with tears.ย 


โ€œItโ€™s your fault my brother is dead! You watched as he ripped the wings off my body!โ€ she screamed. The scorpion tail thrust down on me, and I cried out in pain as the face shifted once more. Treasureโ€™s deep blue eyes replaced Celesteโ€™s. Fur sprouted on his face as his nose protruded outwards into the snout of a wolf.ย 


โ€œYou couldโ€™ve saved me, but you didnโ€™t!โ€ she shouted. Another stab, another cry of pain.


Palak came next, cackling, her hyena ears twitching.ย 


โ€œYou left me to die!โ€ she yelled. Another stab.


โ€œYou killed me without a care!โ€ shouted Nina. Stab.


โ€œI lost both of my sisters and you did nothing!โ€ cried Luke. Stab.


โ€œYou watched as the blood drained from my body!โ€ screamed Lillian. Stab.


I curled into a fetal position, sobbing, begging them to stop.ย 


โ€œHarperโ€ฆโ€ came Ethanโ€™s voice. I looked up to find Azazel and his constantly shifting face gone. Ethan stood in his place, a sad look in his golden green eyes.


โ€œEthanโ€ฆโ€ I choked out. โ€œIโ€™m sorry.โ€


โ€œI know...โ€ he said. I noticed the blood coming from his head and his leg, staining his reddish-brown hair. He pulled something out from behind his back, and my breath caught in my throat as I saw the gleaming blade of a knife.


โ€œNoโ€ฆโ€ I whispered. โ€œPlease.โ€


He silently lifted the knife, a blank expression on his face.


โ€œWe sacrificed so much for you, and you repay us with death,โ€ he said, bringing the knife down on my body.ย 


I woke up with a start, gasping for breath, the bed I was lying in soaked with sweat. I instantly cried out in pain, shutting my eyes as little red dots formed beneath my eyelids.


Zoe rushed in followed by Felicity, a handful of feathers in Zoeโ€™s hand.


She raised a single feather and blew on it, then rubbed it on my abdomen, yellow dust floating in the air. Felicity lifted something in her hand, and when I saw the gleaming bit of metal, I screamed. I thrashed my hands as my wounds opened up again, fresh blood staining the sheets. Zoe held down my arms as Felicity stuck in the shot, and almost instantly, I floated back into unconsciousness.


This time, the dreamโ€™s werenโ€™t as bad. Memories of my mother floated in and out of my mind, and occasionally, Ethan would make an appearance. When I woke up again, the pain was gone, leaving behind a slight throbbing. I slowly opened my eyes to find Ethan sitting next to me, snoring slightly. I looked around the room and recognized it as the one I was in when I first came here. I glanced at the familiar claw marks on the leafy window cover, smiling at the memory. The smile instantly dropped from my list as the rest of my memories came flooding back, and I silently started crying.ย 


โ€œWhatโ€™s wrong?โ€ said Ethan. I turned to find him awake and sitting up, concern etched on his face. I shook my head, blinking away the tears. Ethan lifted a glass of water to my lips, but I pushed it away. I didn't want to drink. I didnโ€™t want to eat. I just wanted Ethan here with me. Ethan got up from the chair and I held fast to his hand, pleading him to stay. The simple movement made me dizzy.


โ€œIโ€™m just getting Felicity and Zoe,โ€ said Ethan, pointing towards the door. I shook my head, scared of being left alone.ย 


โ€œI wonโ€™t be gone long,โ€ said Ethan. He leaned forward and gave me a quick peck on my forehead, and I released my grip, too shocked to protest. I fingered the place he kissed me, warmth spreading through my body. My abdomen and back ached, my head muddled and foggy. Ethan walked into the room, Felicity and Zoe following behind. Ethan sat back down in his chair while Zoe brushed some more feathers on my abdomen. Felicity reached into a drawer and hesitated.


โ€œWe have to give her the shots,โ€ whispered Felicity to Zoe.


Zoe shook her head. โ€œYou saw how she reacted last time.โ€


โ€œBut it's the only thing keeping the poison from reaching her heart. Itโ€™s already reached her brain.โ€


Zoe hesitated, then nodded her head. โ€œEthan, will you help Harper flip over? We need to apply some medicine to her back.โ€ Zoeโ€™s white dove wings fluttered nervously, Felicityโ€™s deer hooves tapping lightly on the ground.


Ethan nodded, bending down over me to lift me off of the bed. I felt his warm breath on my neck as I grasped onto him. He gently lifted me up, and I cried out in pain. I clenched my teeth, hot tears streaming down my cheeks. I glanced down to find the bandages on my abdomen stained with fresh blood.ย 


โ€œSorry,โ€ muttered Ethan as Felicity helped lay me back down on the bed. I clutched the pillow, burying my face into it to hide my tears. I didnโ€™t like this, I didnโ€™t like any of this. I hated feeling so weak and helpless. Felicity flicked her wrist, and a flower instantly bloomed from the floor. She bent down and plucked it, crushing it in her hands and putting it in a small cup. She added some kind of liquid to it and mixed it, resulting in a deep pink salve. She gently rubbed it against my back, and I sighed at the instant relief.ย 


โ€œHow are you feeling?โ€ asked Ethan as Felicity fiddled with something across the room.ย 


I simply stared at him, exasperated.


โ€œAh, right. Probably not greatโ€ฆโ€ his cheeks flushed with embarrassment. He glanced at Felicity, knowing she was out of my line of sight.


โ€œNot very talkative right now, are you?โ€ asked Ethan, obviously trying to distract me. I shrugged slightly, then winced as the pain shot down my back again. Ethan caressed my hair, asking me question after question as I heard hushed whispers behind me. I felt a sudden pinching pain on my back, and I immediately tensed up. A yelp escaped my lips, as Felicity finished giving the shot. I glanced behind me and saw a glimpse of the metal, and I started to panic. The shot was not a dagger, gleaming and ready to strike me. I tried to get up, but vines had wrapped around my arms and legs, causing me to panic more. I screamed, hearing Azazelโ€™s laugh in my ear.


You killed them!


Itโ€™s your fault!


They could still be alive if it wasn't for you!


Youโ€™ve caused nothing but problems!


We never shouldโ€™ve saved you!


I love youโ€ฆ


The last sentence echoed over and over in my head as another shot was inserted into my arm and I swam back into dreamland.


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When I woke up, Ethan wasnโ€™t there. Celeste stood in his place, bandages wrapped around her chest, her antennas drooping.


โ€œIt feels like you got ripped of your freedom,โ€ whispered Celeste. โ€œYou remember all those times you could fly free, feeling the wind on your face. You never really know how much something means to you until itโ€™s goneโ€ฆโ€


She choked down a sob. โ€œI miss her. Sometimes I still hear her laugh. I constantly think of what I couldโ€™ve done to save herโ€ฆ Dracoโ€™s dead. Palakโ€™s dead. Lillianโ€™s dead. So is Varsha, Treasure, and Nainika. All those people in Azazelโ€™s clutches. Theyโ€™re all justโ€ฆ gone. We canโ€™t bring them back.โ€ She sniffed, smiling at me with her deep blue eyes. โ€œItโ€™s said that an All-Beast canโ€™t bring back their own limbs, but that itโ€™s possible for them to bring back others. Of course, thatโ€™s just a myth. Mother Heather tried and she couldnโ€™t do it.โ€ She rose from the chair, making her way towards the door. โ€œI wonโ€™t ask you to try. I know youโ€™re not going to answer me. Everyone is saying the poison affected your ability to talk, but I know what it is. I did it the first couple of days. I spoke to no one, acknowledged no one.โ€ She glanced back at me. โ€œSometimes, itโ€™s good to not talk. Itโ€™s good to just sit and reflect for a bit.โ€ With that, she left the room.


I laid in bed, taking in what Celeste said. Itโ€™s true, you never really know how much something or someone means to you until itโ€™s gone.ย 


Something tickled my head, and I reached up to scratch it. I felt something in my hair and I pulled it out, revealing a small grey and white feather.


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After about a week, Felicity and Zoe permitted me to get out of bed. It took a bit, but after a few physical therapy sessions, I was able to walk on my own again. I had to rest frequently, but it felt good to not be bound in bed.ย 


I wandered around the tree, the single feather attached to a chain on my neck. Stares came from all directions, hushed whispers surrounding me. What they didnโ€™t know is that harpy eagles have great hearing, but oftentimes, I simply chose to ignore them.


I spent a lot of my time in little alcoves, large hollow roots or branches that remain unoccupied.ย 


As I walked into one of my usual alcoves, I was surprised to find Luke sitting there, fiddling with his wolf tail. I was about to walk away when Luke said โ€œNo, stay.โ€


I hesitated before sitting down next to him, careful not to press my back against the wall too much.ย 


โ€œHeard what happened,โ€ said Luke. โ€œSeems like you canโ€™t handle sharp objects.โ€


I nodded slightly, fidgeting with my single feather.


Luke noticed and nodded at it. โ€œThat yours?โ€ he asked. When I nodded, he looked away.


โ€œI wish I had something of theirs,โ€ he rubbed his silver tail. โ€œThis is the closest I have.โ€


I nodded, and we sat in silence in the little alcove, enjoying each other's company. After that, we met there every day, sitting in silence with each other.ย 


โ€œDo you ever thinkโ€ฆ how you couldโ€™ve changed the outcome? If you tried just a little bit harder, they could all be alive?โ€ Luke asked one day.


โ€œYes,โ€ I said, my voice cracking from disuse.ย 


โ€œOh, so you can talk,โ€ said Luke. โ€œI thought you couldnโ€™t because of the poison.โ€


โ€œNo,โ€ I answered.ย 


โ€œItโ€™s ok, I understand. People think I canโ€™t talk either. Itโ€™s nice, not having to answer and people just donโ€™t question it.โ€


โ€œYeahโ€ฆโ€ I said. โ€œ... hey Luke?โ€


โ€œYeah?โ€ he asked.


โ€œIf it came to it, would you have killed Treasure? To protect Varsha?โ€


Luke inhaled sharply. โ€œI donโ€™t think so. I could never kill either of them, but I couldnโ€™t watch Treasure kill Varsha either. Iโ€™m sure she wouldnโ€™t have, though.โ€


I nodded.ย 


โ€œI hope youโ€™re ready for whatโ€™s coming,โ€ said Luke.


โ€œWhat do you mean?โ€ I asked.


โ€œ...you donโ€™t know?โ€


I shook my head.


โ€œ...Azazelโ€™s still alive.โ€



April 29, 2021 16:23

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this look smore like me tho XD https://wallhere.com/en/wallpaper/66112

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WOOOP then here: https://www.google.com/search?q=girl+with+purple+hair+and+brown+eyes&tbm=isch&chips=q:girl+with+purple+hair+and+brown+eyes,g_1:human:dtgaSddrVNo%3D&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj5yO2Z3aTwAhWiKX0KHaDXAvcQ4lYoAnoECAEQHA&biw=1903&bih=937&safe=active&ssui=on#imgrc=2lRr10ka2HYh7M XD

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aHhHhH- this was ahmazingggg :) lmk when the next part comes out :DDD maybe...just maybe... you don't have to but like...if you had extra time and had absolutely nothing else to do...cOuLd I bE iN tHe cHaRaCtEr gALLeRy? :< I see some of ze ~romance~ going on here- I can't think of puns so APPLE ๐ŸŽXD ~ Amethyst

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XD tyyyyy lol! I will Of course! I love making the character galleries. I'll add it to the part 12 gallery :) eheheheheh XD well that's un-CORE-tunate ๐ŸŽ ... yeah im bad at puns XD

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22:18 Apr 29, 2021

Uhhhh...he's aliveeeee??? Wutttttttttt Also, love the character gallery, it's just such an amazing idea!! Hehe, thanks for managing to sneak my character into there for a little bit. *mimes stabbing stuff* Now I understand what you meant when you said lots of trauma and stabbing.

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eheheheh cliffhangerrrrrrr yessss lol XD they look so good eheheheh had to give you a lil more spotlight since i killed you so quickly XD there will most likely be a funeral lol don't worry XD yup lol

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01:56 Apr 30, 2021

i want to be cremateddddddd, scatter my ashes across the windddddddd. i'm part bird after alllll ;)))) #creepywritertalk

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HSHSSHHHHhSHHH just die Azazel omg what I'm getting soo attached to this story lol. But hhghsfbdb that kiss. Sorry, *peck* rgbhifejadwefhbjdwbhevfb imagine not getting shipped lol. But I'm fIiIne My brain juices are gone wow ur series is great. I feel like it's about to end... Also, you think that's what I look like? Maybe... but he looks older, more put together, and the bangs are far more different. But with the eyes and facial structure... hmmm

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XDDDDDDD then i did my job lol XD yes Ethan it's a ~peck~ just to get Harper to let him go XD lolololololol ehehehehheeh maybe it will end right here... and ill kil u all with the suspense... oh wait ur chracter is a representation of u, oop- XD lololol glad im not too far off then XD accidental face reveal lolololol

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hehe maybe... No lol if u did an actual face reveal I'd be surprised bc even though I feel like I don't look that bad sometimes (as long as it's from like 6:00 pm and on) but I haven't had a professional photo taken in like... forever Well... it wouldn't KILL me with suspense bc that wouldn't be that terrible of an ending... given that we have enough. Although, this story doesn't actually have that much lore... so conspiracy theories would be very hard to make lol.

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Kylee Haverty
18:40 Apr 29, 2021

Oh no. WHY AZAZEL I THOUGHT YOU WERE DEAD! Lol. I was so excited when I saw part twelve! Yikes.... I love your sories! I really liked Palak, Varsha, and Treasure. (I mean I am still sad for the other people but I just like these characters more than the other dead characters lol.) Amazing part!

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Kylee Haverty
19:24 Apr 29, 2021

Omg whyyyyy. Lol.

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Kylee Haverty
12:44 Apr 30, 2021

Love the character gallery! So creative! I canยดt wait for part 13!

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Kylee Haverty
12:50 Apr 30, 2021

I just want to say that you have done such an amazing job writing these stories, even though you are going through a hard time. You have this amazing energy even when your sad and that is so selfless (for no confusion I mean that you are putting other people before yourself. Selfless not selfish, because sometimes people mix up the two lol). You make so many people happy with all of your stories and I am excited to read all of the stories you continue to make no matter what they are about. You have supported so many others, and I still canยดt...

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Valerie June
18:30 Apr 29, 2021

In case you're wondering I am not crying, I'm internally crying. I was able to emphathize with Harper's feeling of helplessness. This part reminded me of a watercolor painting, if you know what I mean. It's all watery and anything can happen at a second's notice. The paper could tear or it could dry up. That was a really bad metaphor, but I hope you get what I mean! The touch with the feather necklace was just great. Ack, I love how blunt my Lukey boy is. (You don't mind me calling him that, do you? XD) Just pushing Harper's guilt, the usua...

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Valerie June
19:23 Apr 29, 2021

You wouldn't be that mean, will you? :O XD Ahhhh the picture gallery looks great Abbie!

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eheheheh, I've killed off half my characters, left at least 3 emotional and mentally deranged, murdered siblings and love interests... who's to say I can't do that? hmmmm >:) tyyyy!

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Valerie June
19:33 Apr 29, 2021

All very good points! XD When do you think you'll start the new series?

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XD lol i dont think even I could stand the suspense with that, might make a couple more parts but for now ima take a break New series will be out by next week, most likely when i finish the adapters series :)

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Palak Shah
17:46 Apr 29, 2021

*sniffle* I nearly cried at this and I am so attached to this. Thanks for including me lol :))

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I almost cried during this.... Good job. You have achieved greatness <3

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not that stupid of a way, i mean hes no longer calm and collected like he once was, he's more mentally deranged and psycho instead because everyone left him or something you know? so he makes a stupid mistake like trying to hold a hostage cuz he went psycho and it leads to his death- or ill just leave it here... not continue... just let yall live in eternal suspense....

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17:13 Apr 29, 2021

by babies... congrats Abi, you have officially made me emotionally attached to all of these characters (are you proud?) NOOOO, EVERYONE! CAN WE PLEASE BE HAPPY AGAIN?! r.i.p everyone lmao, it's trauma, death, and injuries everywhere.

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO the cliffhanger dude you're gifted. that's just a fact. GIFTED. lkjhgfdsdfghjklk,mnbvcdfghjmnb vcfghjkmjnbvcdfghjjmnbvcdfghjhbvcdftghjnbvfgyujk M Y D U D E kjhgfcvbhjkjhgfcvghjkl,m nbvcfghjkl,mnbvfcghjk

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WOOOO!!!! I loved my pic:DDD Just like I imagined! And this really made me cry, good work as always Abs! So proud of what you've accomplished! P.S- how do I get in the reedsy cast one?

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07:56 May 01, 2021

You have convinced me, now i feel that i can trust you with the wicked suffering, do not let me down Lol, even if i'll sound like a puny polly parrot, i must say, you are an awesome author! =) (are you doing a gallery for the new one?) happy today!

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Angel {Readsy}
17:09 Apr 30, 2021

Wow

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this was greattttt very interesting, and the end was very suspenseful, pls, not again XD also your pfp is creepy, whenever I go to your page to read your stories I see your pfp staring at me XD

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Ooh cool! Eh, nothing much, currently in school but whatevs. Ty lol. So uhmmm...*summons new question I also just used in a different convo thread because when I come up with a half decent conversation topic I tend to reuse it*... If you could have 1,000,000 dollars worth of something (excluding cash) that you could not sell, what would it be?

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