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Green, Brown, and Bruised - The story of Melian Orne-iel
« on: July 17, 2022, 12:52:22 PM »

I am not the same Melian I was when I arrived here.
I've gone through much. Perhaps too much I feel at times.
I've won and gained some, I've lost much as well, but in general, I wake up alive in the end.
May Chauntea, my friends, and my inner soul aid in giving me strength... and may my enemies fall.


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Re: Green, Brown, and Bruised - The story of Melian Orne-iel
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2022, 01:11:24 AM »
She had a smile like the sun and a voice like a bird.
And I lost her to death.

She had a hissy accent and a soft face.
And I lost her to distance.

She had a dusky complexion and intelligence to rival most.
And I lost her due to my own faults.

However,
I have gained between and after my loss.
What comes next?
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Re: Green, Brown, and Bruised - The story of Melian Orne-iel
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2022, 03:28:19 AM »

I struck someone dear to my heart, and they struck back.
Ithurtsithurtsithurts
far, far too much... how do people live with this pain?
Will.. can I find solace? Do I even deserve it?
Block it out? Talk about it?
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Re: Green, Brown, and Bruised - The story of Melian Orne-iel
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2022, 03:18:31 PM »
It still hurts...
Drowning myself in my work. Fiends, Vampires, Wights
I miss her.
Lesson went well.
You can't ignore me forever, you know? It's not good for you.
Shut up.
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Re: Green, Brown, and Bruised - The story of Melian Orne-iel
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2022, 04:53:22 AM »
She does not.. hate me.
She does not.. hate me.
And, I can - have now stared into the abyss that is hatred, it offered me riches and power.
I spat in it's face and defied it.
It's going to be.. a long, winding trail.
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Re: Green, Brown, and Bruised - The story of Melian Orne-iel
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2022, 11:04:47 AM »

"What's this one called, momma?"

"An orchid, Melian"

A scene played in my head, over and over. I needed to get away but couldn't physically. So I did mentally, I held on. I needed to hold on. It hurts, the knife hurts, the whip hurts, but they will not break me.


"And that one?"

"A tulip, young one."

Your words cannot harm me. I will bare these scars as a reminder, that you failed to break me.
Thus, this is your undoing.

"Momma, I'm tired."

"Come along then, little Mel."
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Re: Green, Brown, and Bruised - The story of Melian Orne-iel
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2022, 07:18:32 AM »
"I forgive you"
"I think I like you, too."

It's been a good week. One of healing, one of love.
Every time I see her, my heart thumps like I was seeing my first love again.
Please, don't mess this up.
Follow your friends advice, you and her are meant to be.
I have learned, and I refuse to make the same mistakes.
May Chauntea and Selune watch over me - no, Us
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Re: Green, Brown, and Bruised - The story of Melian Orne-iel
« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2022, 11:07:24 AM »
The Moon and the Earth have joined together.
They've made love, and have left their marks..
We've fought and slain together.
I.. even slipped out "Love" to her.
Wherever we go next, we stand side by side.
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Re: Green, Brown, and Bruised - The story of Melian Orne-iel
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2022, 11:38:07 AM »
My mind is fraught with indecisiveness.
Can I convince her?
Can I go with her?
Should I stay with her?
I thought I had cut these feelings. Am I going to destroy everything once more? This time.. for good?
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Re: Green, Brown, and Bruised - The story of Melian Orne-iel
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2022, 02:14:25 AM »
I have made a decision.
We are one again.
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Re: Green, Brown, and Bruised - The story of Melian Orne-iel
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2022, 02:47:53 PM »
And thus, she said yes.
And thus, she said yes!
The mistakes will not happen again.
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Re: Green, Brown, and Bruised - The story of Melian Orne-iel
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2023, 12:29:34 PM »
I do.
I do.
And thus, we were joined in union sealed by a kiss. Two souls, joined together permanently, fated together, for as long as we live.
Our horizons broadened, we are unstoppable together.
We are inseperable.

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Re: Green, Brown, and Bruised - The story of Melian Orne-iel
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2023, 11:33:37 PM »
I feel it.. I feel it in my body..
I.. will beat this.. I must..
It is consuming.. but I will not - I will NOT go down without a fight..

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Re: Green, Brown, and Bruised - The story of Melian Orne-iel
« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2023, 03:01:21 PM »
The taint has been beaten, yet there is more work to be done.
Avalan was a symptom of these lands, not a cause. These lands if you are not careful can warp your mind, destroy you inside.
That is why one needs to be of mental fortitude, discipline, and strong character.
I can feel however, the tiredness gnawing at me. I can't quit, but I need to leave with my beloved for a short while to relax, soon..
Sitting together in our own paradise for a while.. soon..

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Re: Green, Brown, and Bruised - The story of Melian Orne-iel
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2023, 10:37:47 PM »

Finally.. I shall know a bit of peace with my beloved.
I shall miss my friends, kin, and my work. However.. my beloved and I need this, I have been missing her.
I cannot - will not - lose her again. I cannot sacrifice my love for my line of work. It is time to put down the claw for a while, and just.. relax.
We will envoy our days and nights together now, until our honeymoon is over.. until then.
~Melian Orne-iel is shelved until further notice~

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Re: Green, Brown, and Bruised - The story of Melian Orne-iel
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2023, 07:16:57 PM »
My heart and soul are refreshed. My wife whom will be aiding me, and I are ready to get back into it, this past month and more has been the best days of my life.
Now, it's time to get back at it with renewed vigor. Gone are the old days, in with the new.
Melian Orne-iel is once more unshelved!

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Re: Green, Brown, and Bruised - The story of Melian Orne-iel
« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2023, 11:47:31 PM »

It's been a while since I've opened my journal. The pages however all look the same as the last I wrote in them. Well, of course they do. What else is to be expected? What isn't the same is my life. Life, a constantly changing thing. A precious thing, life is easy to snuff out, life is easy to change, life is.. hard to actually live, but we make do. We always make do. I remember in my first exile from those old streets of the Village of Vallaki. I found myself often times spending my days in the Sanctuary of Blessed Succor of the Village of Barovia.. Yeira was with me during those days, Aelia visited often. I remember them fondly. But what I also remember, is the life around me. I remember sitting on the steps observing those Barovian men work tirelessly to raise the crops for their sanctuary. I remember writing in my other journal my observations, this was all they knew, their life. But, I have a feeling this is truly what they wanted, not the tyranny surrounding this isle of sanctuary, but to support their island of relief. Everyone needs their own isle of relief.

What Valentin had planned, was no isle of relief. I remember the actions of myself and my fellow kin that day well still, weeks and months afterwards. The only thing I regret is the spilling of all that blood, but I do not regret the rescue of those little souls, whom can get the option to seek their own isle of relief, their own sanctuaries, their own lives that was to be taken from them. Aelia was somewhat right in that it was nave to believe we could change those in power by within, whilst not actually being part of the structure to begin with. Change from within will have to be pressured and pushed, those in power will need to learn to fear those they believe are underneath - no - around them, lurking for opportunities to destroy the evils and ills that plague the land. They believe I, and my kin are done, their own naivity is showing. They will be proven wrong.