OTP Challenge: Day 8 - ShoppingIf there’s one thing that Adrian had learnt from his past dating experiences during teenage hood is that no matter the age women just loved to shop.The American male could have sworn that shopping was somewhat encoded in the opposite sex’s genes – something that didn’t affect man that much to say the least. Plenty of times he saw swarms of young attractive females patrolling within the vicinity of the nearby shopping mall; each time their feet crossed the threshold of a shop it didn’t take a scientist to figure out they’d be in there for a long period of time. And most likely they’d leave the shop, sporting delightful grins on their faces while adding another bag or two to their many bags.However they didn’t come to the mall for their own needs or to shop to their heart’s contents. Both Adrian and Rosa were on a mission – to find a birthday present for his older brother, Sean.What didn’t make matters any better is Sea
OTP Challenge: Day 21 - Cooking/Baking“You feeling up to having some pizza, babe?”With a light groan, Rosa slowly lifted her head up from the kitchen table. As soon as she done it, she instantly regretted the action as the little men in her head began to pound their hammers into the side of her temples. She winced at the dull pain residing there, trying her best to focus on her boyfriend of two years rather than allowing herself to wallow further in self-pity. It had been three days since she’d caught this godforsaken cold and it looked like she wasn’t getting better any time soon.Adrian was leaning his back against the fridge, cell phone poised in his hand. “I can order your favourite pizza in – you know, ham and pineapple. And we can also have some onion rings along with chicken wings. Does that sound good?”As much as the British woman appreciated his thoughtful gesture, she doubt her stomach would be up for it. Not to mention a few hours ago she rushed to the bathroom, heavin
OTP Challenge: Day 7 - Cosplaying“Hi, mind if I take a picture of you two?”From the table they were occupying, the couple halted in mid conversation and glanced up. Much to their surprise, the owner of the voice belonged to a young man who looked no older than seventeen. Rosa silently admired the handsome stranger in regards to his choice of attire – judging from his smart suit as well as a thin, black book with the words ‘Death Note’ sprawled on the cover clutched to his side, it was obvious he was cosplaying as Light Yagami. She greeted the newcomer with a bright smile while Adrian resumed shoving a dozen of French fries into his mouth.“I apologise if I’m intruding on your lunch,” he said, casually leaning his hip against the table’s surface. “But I’m such an avid fan of Maoyuu Maou Yuusha and it’s really awesome to see people cosplay as the Devil King and Hero. I was just on my way to meet up with my friends and I happen to see you g
OTP Challenge: Day 24 - Making Up AfterwardsIn the wake of Adrian storming out of the apartment they shared together, Rosa done nothing but cried. A few hours had passed and she still struggled to accept the fact that he actually split up with her. If only she could go back in time, she would have told him about having lunch with Lars, her former boyfriend, straight away. She knew it was wistful thinking on her part, however the events that took place last night ultimately could have been avoided and she'd still have a boyfriend.As far as she was concerned, her entire world was completely destroyed. What was she going to go now that she’s newly single? It pained her to think of anything else because her feelings for the twenty one year old American refused to die. Just the other week they’d celebrated their one year and six months anniversary by going to see Adrian’s favourite team play in a Grifball match.Nothing in her life would ever be the same without Adrian by her side to show her an endless amount of l
OTP Challenge: Day 1 - Holding Hands“Do me, Rosa!”In the middle of an interesting conversation about paintballing, the said woman turned her attention away from her friend, Connie, and focused on the blond man softly bouncing up and down on James’ tanned leather couch. For some reason, he sure had an excited disposition judging from the goofy grin that threatened to split his youthful face into two.Curious about his selective choice of words, she politely asked, “What do you mean, David?”Thankfully David stopped moving around like an enthusiastic jack in a box, calming down a little now that the British woman was talking to him at long last. “Seeing that you read Connie’s palm a little while ago, I think it should be my turn now. What do you think?”“Well, I think you could have rephrased it a bit better.”“Explain.”Thoughts of her American boyfriend of almost a month clouded her mind. “If Adrian was here to hear you say ‘Do me,
OTP Challenge: Day 2 - Cuddling SomewhereYawning deeply, an exhausted Adrian glanced at the alarm clock on his bedside cabinet. It was coming close to quarter to three in the morning and he had to attend an entire day of classes, which was something he wasn’t looking forward to. Just the mere thought of being crammed inside a lecture room for hours on end was enough to cast a dim shadow on the American’s relaxed mood. Deciding it was time to call it a night, Adrian switched off the TV with the remote controller before staring forlornly at the empty side of the bed.Perhaps it was best to check up on his girlfriend and convince her to come to bed. He didn’t think it was right in Rosa working so damn hard on an essay – it’s not like the deadline was tomorrow, therefore she didn’t have anything to be worried about. When she announced her plans to him a few hours ago his first instinct was to explain how ridiculous the idea was. However despite his better judgement he relented. He’d shown
Katsumi's Basic Profile (WIP)BasicsName (& pronunciation): Yanai Katsumi (Yah-nah-ee, Kat-su-mi)Name meaning: Katsumi – victorious beauty. Yania – from the Japanese ya (arrow) and nai or uchi (inside.)Alias (& pronunciation): Endo Kameko (En-doh, Kah-meh-koh)Alias meaning: Kameko – child of the tortoise. Endo - far wisteria.Date of Birth (& age): 28th June 1993 (22 years old)Place of Birth: Minato Mirai, Yokohama, Japan.Sex: Female.Species/Racial Origin: Human.Social Class/Community Status: Middle class.Language: Native tongue is Japanese.Family/Friends/Pets/Etc: Biological parents – unknown. Adoptive father – Junzo. Friends/Gang members: The Arashi twins.Physical DescriptionHeight: 5' 6” (168 cm)Weight: 126lb/9 stone.Hair: Caramel brown.Eyes: Light brown.Limb Dexterity: Left handed.Detailed Physical Description: She has a slender, hourglass frame. Her appearance is wild and youthful, a combination that makes her attractive
Norio's Basic Profile (WIP)BasicsName (& pronunciation): Hashira Norio (Ha-shi-ra, No-rio)Name meaning: Norio – man of law/principles. Hashira – pillar or support.Date of Birth (& age): 31st October 1992 (23 years old)Place of Birth: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan.Sex: Male.Species/Racial Origin: Human.Social Class/Community Status: Middle class.Language: Native tongue is Japanese, but he can speak English rather fluently.Family/Friends/Pets/Etc: To be revealed soon.Physical DescriptionHeight: 5' 8" (173cm)Weight: 154lb/11 stone.Hair: Black.Eyes: Dark brown.Limb Dexterity: Right handed.Detailed Physical Description: He consistently wears a silver pair of glasses with thin, circular frames. While lacking a muscular physique he certainly makes up for it with his toned and lanky frame. His appearance tends to well-kept at all times, opting to keep his nails and his spiky hair short. He’s normally clean shaven, never seen with stubble at all, and he has youthful fe
Rich GoodnessYou never forgetThe rush of the first taste; richMelting, hard to soft.
Firewoodwood burns behind usa sweetness that's deceivinglycomforting. I wake.
Boingacross the meadowevery step eruptswith grasshoppers
night sky haikuadorningthe temple's roofcrescent moon
Haikus from a nostalgic strollThe mist exhaled by the lake,When the bloody moon appeared in the sky,Was petrifiedLa brume expirée par le lac,Quand la lune de sang est apparue dans le ciel,S'est pétrifiéeFlowering Spring Even this old oak would like to wipeYour drops of tearsPrintemps en fleur Même ce vieux chêne aimerait essuyerVos gouttes de larmesIn the absence of my wife,My heart still beats for this young sake saleswomanLying on plum red leavesEn l'absence de ma femme,Mon coeur bat encore pour cette jeune vendeuse de sakéCouché sur les feuilles rouges de prunier
trees.down belowbeneath low hangingleaveslives a worldso tiny andserenerain drops dancewhile pink petalssingcrickets chirpfar below theevergreenannouncing love and lifeon the groundbeneath
.did you ever stopto think, that maybe the starsare gazing at you
Haikus from the woodsLight through the branchesGreenish flower scents arise!Blind man sees anewDe la lumière à travers les branchesDes senteurs verdâtres de fleur émergent !L'aveugle voit à nouveauLost kids in the woodsThe human-faced tree stares,Hidden in the darkEnfants perdus dans les boisL'arbre à visage humain observe,Caché dans l'obscuritéVegetables grow -Among the desolationSuch foodie colours!Des légumes poussent -Parmi la désolationTant de couleurs gourmandes !
Will I also returnI was young as spring,and held to autumn's windlike pomegranates in the highest branches, before crows hollowed them autumn flurries returnwith the scent of fallen fruit,dying leavescrushed underfoot, shelter for next spring
quacking jokesthree ducks explodeinto laughter:private joke
Moon RitualsHear our ghostly criesDuring the traditionalLunar dance tonight.