English Poem No. 1Hold me close, don't let go
Shield me from the frightening blows
Of this world, can't deny
that you feel something stirring inside.
Is it love? Is it fear?
Is it exactly what I want to hear?
Take me now, kiss me softly,
feel my heart pulse so aloftly
Run your fingers through my hair,
accept that she doesn't care
About you, about me
only she matters, don't you see?
The Rough Patches.I curl up and cry
Not knowing why
I look up at the sky,
I try to hold back
The tears that are flowing
The fear that is growing
The rage that is mowing
Through my mind, a-cracked.
Love is ill-sought-en
And all the battles I've fought-en
Left my tears uncaught-en
Whispering these words;
"I will never stop,
I will never try,
If you never leave me I will never cry."
But you're nearing the day
When she takes you away
To a better place,
Far away from me.
Behind Those Eyes.CHAP3"Hello and welcome to channel 6 news. Our top story tonight; all of the banks have mysteriously closed down all over Oklahoma. In other news, the body of Harley Katanna was identified. Cause of death is currently unconfirmed but is thought to be foul play. And now, weather. Over to you, Mr Stiles."
"Damnit Gavenia, stop torturing yourself!" Kayla yelled, snatching the remote off the table. Gavenia spun around quickly, wiping a single tear from her eyes.
"Y-You always told m-m-me to keep mys-self informed!" she stammered, reaching out to get the remote back as Kayla turned the television off.
Gavenia pouted, sniffling.
"I said bed!" She could tell Kayla was on the brink of punishing her so she gave in, rolling off the couch. Her eyes were sore from the endless sobbing she had been doing for the last ten minutes. Kayla sighed, putting down the remote.
"Don't b-be night, Kayla." Gavenia sniffed, hugging Kayla briefly before heading into her room. The h
Behind Those Eyes.CHAP2The plane trip was long and tiring, draining what little energy Gavenia had left out of her system. The car trip was even worse. The sun beat down mercilessly on the girls, leaving Gavenia stuck to her seat. She groaned with discomfort.
"We're almost there Gavenia, I promise." Kayla whispered, turning on her indicator.
"You said that an hour ago "
Gavenia ran her fingers through her hair, attempting to comb her fringe out of the way. It was stupid of her to pick now of all times to get a dangly, annoying, sweat-insulating bunch of bangs. Kayla offered her a hair tie but it was too small and snapped when Gavenia tried to put it in her hair. She sighed, looking out the window. Nothing but palm trees and pools. Surely this is heaven on Earth Gavenia thought, wiping her forehead. Damn Kayla's second-hand car
"Hey, wake up. We're here."
Gavenia groaned, stretching a little. How long had she been asleep? She bet that Kayla had played some k
Behind Those Eyes.CHAP1"Gavenia, that's horrible! I'm so sorry " Harley cried, rubbing Gavenia's back. "I thought it would be a good idea to leave you two alone obviously not "
"I-It's fine, Yosh d-d-don't blame y-yourself " Gavenia instructed through sobs.
"Did he say his name?"
"Solomon " she whispered, bringing her hands down from her face. Her eyes were puffy and red, but she could feel the tears beginning to dry up. Harley gasped, looking over at Kayla.
"Look, let's forget this happened, okay Gou? I'll make you your favourite: shepherd's pie!" Harley smiled widely, taking the tissue box from her. Gavenia nodded and stood up, going into her room to clean herself up. Kayla walked over to the freezer, pulling out some mince.
"She still doesn't know, does she?"
Kayla shook her head.
"No. Wait 'till she's ready she's only 13." She whispered, throwing the meat into the microwave.
"Fine could you help me at least? I always forget what comes after the chicken..
Behind Those Eyes.INTROKayla brushed the comb roughly through Gavenia's long, knotty hair. It had begun reach halfway down her back, a new record.
"Just remember, this time you need to get milk. And lots of it."
Gavenia nodded, grabbing a small purple bobby pin and using it to hold her fringe to one side. It was her first day of a new school, and hopefully all would go well this time. Her turquoise eyes shimmered with the excitement and glee of meeting new people and finally being able to attend the same school as her beloved younger sister, Harley. Greer wasn't old enough to be on the same campus as them yet, so he usually stayed at home waiting for them to return, crabby and grumpy as always. Ever since he was born he'd despised himself for turning out a boy rather than his three sisters.
"Kayla, thanks for helping me get ready " Gavenia smiled to herself. "I'm really excited." Kayla kissed the top of Gavenia's head, grinning.
"Good. Now, you'll be late if you don't hurry. Let's go."
BehindThoseEyes.chapWIPWeeks had passed through the Densen household quicker than cars on a racetrack, and the December page in the calendar had been filled with red crosses to mark out each passing day. Gavenia had definitely warmed up to Abraham's family ever since she'd moved in with them.
The crisp rays of sunshine sliced through the gap in Abraham's drapes, settling right across Gavenia's face. She opened her eyes slowly, only to clench them shut immediately after.
"G-Gah !" Gavenia cried, turning abruptly onto her side. She always hated waking up in painful or irritating ways.
Abraham was still asleep, snoring a little. He was more of a late night sleeper, late morning waker and somewhat proud of it, too. Gavenia hated this habit of his, but he knew she could do nothing about it so never really paid attention to anything she said on the matter.
He stirred having heard Gavenia's complaints, opening his eyes groggily.
"It's not that bad " Abraham muttered, raising an eyebrow. She was so me