From: Zephyr: The Falling Star You Cannot Live Without (email@example.com)
Subject: [PW!] Deception
Date: 2000-09-05 20:45:47 PST
It was the end of summer, if had been months since Julia left Rosetta
University. Her departure was abrupt, but she found it necessary. She
missed them, but she had to handle her problems herself. The various places
Julia had visited seem more like a distant past to her, she went seeking
answers and all that was found was the inevitable truth that she woke next
to everyday. There was no point in running anymore, if she couldn't handle
her problems now, her future would be a bleak one.
The leaves rustled across the floor, like lost wishes disappearing from
their owner. A feeling of disappointment washed over Julia, she had asked
and had gotten no response. There was no point in continuing, but what if
there was hope. Hope to live on, hope to continue and perhaps settle down.
Glacier was released a few weeks back off the icy coast of the Sea Foam
Islands, along with his airborne companion, Cyclone.
A week later Julia heard about an oil spill that had devastated the area,
there was no way they could have survived. Like so many other things, this
event didn't leave much of an impact with Julia. She had experienced too
much to even care anymore, as much as to even bother to try care.
The sky turned to a crimson color as the setting rays of the sun pierced the
air, leaving trails of pink and purple in their paths. The harvest moon
would rise soon, and Julia had come to accept that fact that she had to reap
what she sowed and collect her broken self along with the empty friendships
she had made.
The ecstasy of death, a perpetual carefree state. Julia had contemplated
the matter numerous occasions, but delusional as she was she kept convincing
herself that the world needed her and her death would be the new tragedy of
The warm southern wind blew as Julia stood silently by the bus stop. She
had decided to go home and maybe pick up the pieces there while trying to
leave a normal life once again. An elderly couple arrived holding hands,
obviously still madly in love with each other from the moment they met to
the current time.
Love...something she never really thought about. Maybe because she was
tired of being hurt every time she tried to make friends, or she didn't want
to accept the fact that maybe someone didn't want her. As lonely as she
was, the thought of her with a significant other never came across her mind.
The bus arrived, its brakes squealing as it came to a complete stop. It was
empty and few people were getting on. With the route being a direct one, it
wouldn't take long before Julia was back in her home town of Celadon City.
She took a window seat near the back of the bus. A few more people boarded
the bus before it took off. The sun's light soon disappeared into the deep
black night. The stars were abundant and their light showered down on the
earth providing a celestial aura for all to hold comfort in.
"You girl, you play that guitar well?", asked a short man as he ran his
fingers through his long beard. "Well I barely started up on the whole
concept of playing it, so I guess not", replied Julia as she moved her
guitar case to under her seat.
"Hrmph, well there's always a time and a place to try out what you've
learned. Why don't you give it a whirl, we're going to be on this damn bus
for awhile and music will help time pass by much faster", said the man as
the other passengers looked at Julia with pleading as they too agreed with
"Well don't say I didn't warn you", replied Julia with a reluctant look in
her eyes, before taking her guitar out from its case.
"So what kind of music would you like to hear?" asked Julia as she tuned her
guitar. "Any music is fine, just as it comes from the heart", replied the
man with a look of hope in his eyes. 'Perhaps not all youth have been
corrupted', he thought to himself.
Julia brushed back her hair as she cleared her throat. She was nervous as
she never had performed in front of anybody before. The fear of what they
would think is what frightened her the most, but then again its not like she
had anymore to lose.
"Blinded by your lies....I went to seek, but did not find", the last word
slowly rolled down her tongue as she continued to sing softly.
"So hard to believe, all this time...your false hope was my passion and your
lies, my dreams", as if a knife was driven through her heart Julia forced
the last word out of her mouth. Her music was truth, but the truth was
"And you want me to scream, and you want me to cry....benevolent
murder...love denied", a small gasp followed as she raised her voice on the
last word. As if to emphasize its meaning, so that people could be perhaps
"I saw what you wanted me to see...and you said it was the right way, you
carried me to places out of my reach..so fast I could not stray", the crowd
was in a trance, the heads followed every beat and every rhythm that were
"I've been there too many times, fear to live and the fear to cry...and yet
I've come to deny...what I could be if I tried", the last phrase pained her,
but she had to continue singing, continue her pseudo therapy that would
perhaps save her sanity.
"Perfect life, perfect surprise, you've come to betray.....and you've come
to lie", Julia's fingers delicately strummed the guitar as the words slowly
rolled down her tongue, as they appeared capable of controlling the crowd's
mood and behavior.
"And I want you to see me, I want you to believe me....I want you to love
me. Love lost....hate gained...your lies will never take away this
pain....", Julia paused as a tear rolled down her cheek. The crowd remained
silent. The ominous silence pervaded the bus for quite some time until the
noise of a clap was heard. The single clap soon turned into a standing
ovation as the crowd cheered and whistled the young girl on.
"You see what you did, you spoke from the heart and you were able to capture
people's body and soul. You have truly created music", said the short man
as he nodded in approval.
"Thank you..everyone..thank you for listening", whispered Julia as the world
around seem to become more and more surreal by the moment. It was an
emotion Julia wasn't very familiar with, and with it coming back to her life
she was unprepared on how to handle it. Happiness, once a nemesis to Julia,
it was now her closest friend.
OOC: It's sort of late, and I have Bio AP work to do so sorry for not being
able to proofread it..