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Melted Rainbows – Gen.7 – Ch. 78

March 28, 2017

I looked at myself in the mirror, unable to believe that the person staring back at me was.. well.. me. It wasn’t even necessarily my appearance that put me in that disbelief, but it was the situation. Here I was dressing up for prom. My senior prom. The only prom I swore I would go to, no matter what. I was surprisingly in a better situation than I thought I’d be in, what with having Aether as my date and boyfriend now. I always imagined prom to be a fun time with all of my friends; all of us probably being louder and crazier than the other guests. Now I wasn’t sure what would happen. Would Aether and I go the traditional route? Would we do that classic slow dance and get couple photos together? I shuddered at the thought. It just didn’t seem like me.

I didn’t care what I looked like, but Gaia couldn’t stop gushing over me. She began to fix my hair, moving it to her liking. I’d had it done up, with a braid in the back and a few locks falling around my face.

“Hem, you’re soooo gorgeous! Look at this dress, I’m in love.” I ran my hands along the satin mermaid dress. It was a light yellow with red stitching. My mom spent an unagreeable amount of money on it.

“Thanks,” I sighed and gave her hand a quick squeeze as I turned away from the mirror.

It was about half way through prom and I found myself standing outside, watching the layered colors of the sunset transition smoothly to a cool, dark blue night sky. The moon was a slim crescent hidden just enough to still be seen in the clouds, and for whatever reason I couldn’t keep my eyes off of it. Lost in thought, I barely noticed as a set of arms began to snake their way around my waist, soon followed by a head resting on my shoulders.

I knew it was Aether, and he said nothing as he began to watch the same moon that I was so fascinated with. Prom had been going just fine, and our relationship didn’t seem to stop the group from doing all of the crazy stuff I had imagined, but suddenly that was what made me worried. For once I was thinking maybe I did want to do the traditional couple stuff. I didn’t dare share that with Aether, though. Part of me still felt ridiculous for even letting it cross my mind.

As if Aether could read my mind, he spoke my thoughts, “Would you like to dance? And I don’t mean the dancing we were all just doing inside. I mean, like.. a you and me.. slow dance..”

I turned around and smiled up at his nervous face, “Yes”.

The music we danced to were the sounds of the setting sun. The crickets that were beginning to come out as night fell were the chorus, and the brushing of the trees the all-important bass. I found myself resting my head on Aether’s chest, listening to the drumming of his heart as we swayed back and forth. This was me. I had thought that I couldn’t fit into the relationship mold, but I had kept believing that I needed to be like every other typical relationship. Here we were, slow dancing, and making it our very own. As simple as that, I was finally content with my place.

Melted Rainbows – Gen.7 – Ch. 77

March 21, 2017

Hi everyone! From this point on I’ll be publishing chapters as text-only. I do have some pictures for future chapters that I took in advance, but I won’t be taking any new ones. I’m hoping this will help me get back in the groove of writing so I can start some new projects. So without further ado..

My mother and I never really saw eye to eye. She minded her own business so long as I wasn’t killing anybody, but it was times like this that I wished I was closer. The whole Aether issue really ate at my mind, and I didn’t want to ask Gaia for advice just because it would be weird for us both. The group had always just been friends; besides Gaia and Pontus of course, but they’d been together since elementary school.

I wasn’t sure if I was pissed at Aether or totally relieved that he made his feelings known, and I honestly couldn’t tell if they were true, no matter how much he tried to convince me. I knew he hadn’t just forgotten Oceanic overnight, but could he have had these feelings for me since before and was only able to admit them now? It was too much to think about and only Aether was the one able to answer them, even if I couldn’t believe him.

As much as I hated the idea, I decided to call Aether up and figure out what exactly was going on. I had a feeling he was just as confused as me, but I had to find out for sure.

A few rings on his cellphone and his deep voice answered, “Hello?”

“Aether,” I said.

“Hem.”

Then silence; both of us unsure of what to say. I cleared my throat and went first, “So um. About yesterday.”

“Yeah.”

“What’s it mean?”

More silence from Aether, only his breathing filled the other end of the phone.

“Whatever you want it to. I know you might feel like the rebound, but I’ve loved you for a long time, Hem. You have no idea how hurt I am about Oceanic, but I’m also so happy that it means I have a chance with you.”

“Oh.”

Silence from me this time as I thought over his words. It was strange to suddenly have this romantic relationship with Aether. We’d always been purely platonic and no one had thought otherwise. To out of nowhere become a couple would be weird to everyone around us, especially me.

“Can you come over?” I finally said, and it was as if I could feel his excitement emanating through the phone. I knew he had that goofy grin on his face, and I couldn’t help but smile as well.

“Yeah. I can definitely do that.”

                I was sitting on my couch, staring at the ceiling doing absolutely nothing when I heard Aether’s old truck roll up in all of its noisy glory. I sat up and looked out the window, seeing him step out of the truck and start walking towards my front door with his walk that I’d never really watched before. I liked it, oddly enough. He still wore that grin, and it just about stopped my heart to know that he could be all mine. I wasn’t sure if that was a positive or negative thing.

He didn’t bother knocking, knowing the routine of visiting me and how my family was rarely around to care. He just rushed in, with his eyebrows pressed together and an undeniable excitement resting in his eyes. He found me on the couch staring, and instantly the secret emotions he had vanished from his face.

“Hi,” he said, smiling.

“Hi,” I replied, not moving from the position I had on the couch. I was curled up and didn’t feel like moving.

Aether picked up on my laziness and sat down next to me, a slight space between the two of us as he determined where we stood. Before I knew what I was doing, my body willed itself to scoot closer to him where I ended up laying my head on his arm.

“I don’t wanna mess things up,” I whispered.

His hand came up to my hair and a calming feeling overcame me as his hand moved up and down my locks. “You couldn’t mess anything up, Shorty,” he said, a silly grin on his face as he once again reverted to my nickname. I looked up to find him staring at me so I smiled back before quickly hiding my face back in the crook of his arm.

Melted Rainbows – Gen.7 – Ch. 76

December 13, 2014

When my emotions began to run wild and I couldn’t quite name what I was feeling I always tried to surround myself in the things that made me happy. I’d lock myself away so I’d be alone and maybe I’d watch my favorite television show or surf the web and read articles that don’t relate to anything I’d ever have to use in life. Something to take my mind off things or something that made me laugh.

Tonight was one of those nights, and the added bonus was the unexpected rain storm passing through. Stormy weather always relaxed me – and relaxation was definitely something I needed since the previous events.

I was confused by how I felt. For one, I liked the knowledge that Aether liked me, and now that his feelings were out in the open I knew I’d be jealous to see him with any other girl. Though at the same time it made me want to curl up in bed and disappear from the world – much like I was doing now – for some unknown reason. It was as if him liking me acted as a burden. I knew if we were to be anything more than friends at this point that those feelings would only intensify.

It felt like I became obligated to talk to him all of the time. Like I had to keep him entertained, but if I didn’t talk to him for a week at a time I knew it would become a problem for him. It had never been like this before. Things between us were easy. Then again, I had never really experienced a true love interest. Any guys that had liked me I was able to easily turn away. If I turned down Aether, I would only feel guilty.

Every one of my emotions were conflicting each other which caused a storm of stress to swell around my head. So I ignored his texts and I gave myself some time to think it over – though that was the complete opposite of what I did. I avoided the thoughts since they only put a heavier weight on my shoulders as they dwelled there.

I had my eyes scanning my laptop as a faint smile resided on my face. My stereo was playing slow songs as it usually did at times like this and my door was locked to prevent any disturbances. That was, until a loud banging began to vibrate my bedroom door.

“What?” I yelled over the music.

The person behind the wood failed to answer, and instead barged their way into my room uninvited.

A blur of green hair emerged in the doorway. “Wanna come over?” Gaia asked, getting straight to the point.

“Um…”

“Okay, I’ll meet you downstairs in five minutes. Hurry up!” And with that, she swung herself around and out of the room. There was no saying no to Gaia.

“You and Aether?” Holy shit!” Gaia gasped, an ice cream spoon hung from her lips which only added to the funny scene of her wide eyes and jumbled words.

“Yeah, I’m just as surprised as you.”

“Dude. I don’t even know what to say. That shit is weird. Like, I bet half the town thinks you’re related. Or at least they would if you were both the same color, yunno?”

“Oh my berry, don’t talk like that. It makes it even creepier!” I said, crushing my eyelids together and rolling onto my back.

“Well, what are you gunna do? I’d go for it. Aether might be like a brother to me too, but I do have eyes and it’s obvious that he’s dead gorgeous.”

Ignoring her, I lifted myself up from the floor. “We’re gunna be late, let’s go.”

“Fine,” she said, throwing the spoon into her bowl and rolling her eyes farther than any normal person could.

I didn’t expect much from Aether while at practice. I assumed it would be weird; us avoiding eye contact as we sang or him sending me some sort of signal with his eyes. It wasn’t that sort of awkward, no, it was the kind where Aether doesn’t show up to practice. In all of our years of making music, that never has happened before. So I had to sit there awkwardly while everyone tried to figure out where he was. Of course, Gaia had a pretty good idea, but thankfully she kept her mouth shut.

“We don’t need to practice with him, right? I think we can still get stuff done,” I said.

“I guess. Or someone can go look for him. Erebus, you’re his brother, why don’t you know where he is?” Pontus asked.

“I dunno. I don’t pay that much attention to his life,” Erebus replied and shrugged.

“You know what, I’ll go look for him. Maybe he fell asleep or something,” I offered, though my theory didn’t seem very likely and everyone knew it.

The thing about Aether is that he always had a justifiable reason to do anything. It wasn’t that he refused to be wrong, it was just that he was amazing at refuting his points for doing something, and in the end it was nearly impossible to not side with him. There has been maybe one time where Aether actually admitted to doing something wrong, and tonight he was adding another tally to that score.

I marched up to his room, somehow knowing he would be there, and of course, there he was. He was sitting shirtless on a couch with a guitar out and a frustrated look on his face. His entire focus was on that guitar and for whatever reason that only pissed me off further.

“Dude. What the hell?” I said, which stirred him from his place. He jumped slightly because of my sudden presence.

“What?” he asked, his face expressionless.

“You skipped out on practice!” At this he rolled his eyes, and I wanted to punch him right then.

“I don’t get why you’re acting like this. You’re the one that fudging kissed me,” I threw at him, which made him finally sit up.

“Because I just ruined our whole friendship! I know you don’t want to be with me, okay? I’ve known it would never work and for whatever reason I had to go and test the waters and screw everything up.”

“You’ve known? You mean you’ve liked me for a while?” At this I felt a little light-headed. Weird. Weird. Weird.

He shrugged and turned around, leaving me to face his back. We both stood in that silence for a while until he turned back around and walked towards me.

“Hem, I love you, I really do. And I don’t wanna ruin what we already have. You know? But I feel like I already have, so really whatever I do at this point won’t make things any worse. I honestly don’t know what I’m thinking, or what I was.”

“Yeah, I don’t know..,” my voice faded off and I stared at the ground. I didn’t know what he was getting at, and I was getting more and more uncomfortable.

“I know how you feel about relationships, but I really want you to consider being with me, Hem,” his voice was low and his eyes didn’t dare move away from mine no matter how hard I tried to look away.

His hand came up to my cheek and I froze, unsure of how to react to this. Being this close to someone, being touched by someone who had these feelings for me was foreign. It made me want to run out of the room and hide under my covers. He leaned in and made me feel even worse as he touched his lips to mine.

Melted Rainbows – Gen.7 – Ch. 75

December 6, 2014

*As a note, I’ll be making a forum on the new sims website as soon as I can. I’m unable to do anything pretty much since I joined in the last eight weeks. Pretty peeved, to be honest.*

My plan was to visit Aether and gently coax – or force, if necessary – him out of his bedroom. Assuming he was still in there, which I didn’t doubt. I looked out my window and towards the horizon. The sun was already beginning to set, and there were clouds gathering. Aside from those oncoming storm clouds, the weather was perfect.

Parking outside of his house, I had the same reaction I always did. My heart sank at how beautiful the light yellow stone was. I always thought my house was nice looking, but compared to his it was just a pile of wood stacked together.

Before I even made it to the front door, someone came out to greet me. “Hey, Hem!” Erebus called, smiling wide.

“Hey, Erebus. Is Aether feeling any better?” I returned his smile.

“Eh. Haven’t seen much of him. He’s up in his room sleeping.”

“Still?”

Erebus led me inside the house and we said our quick goodbyes before I leapt up the stairs and towards Aether’s room. I didn’t bother to knock as I barged into his room; I knew what I would find.

I was right as I found him laying in bed, still asleep. Rolling my eyes, I stalked towards the bed and pulled the pillow out from under his head.

“Get up, lazy,” I said, smacking him a couple of times with the fluffy object.

The loud grunt that I was met with was nothing unusual, Aether was always annoyed if he was woken up. Still, he only burrowed himself deeper into the remaining blankets and pillows scattered across his messy bed.

Sighing, I grabbed the blanket he clutched so desperately onto, he must have known it was coming since it took me quite a bit of strength to get the entire length of the red blanket away from his gripping hands.

Unlike how he might usually spring up from the bed and get in a mock fight with me, this time he remained curled into a ball. It was a scene that just about broke my heart. He hadn’t even lifted an eyelid to look at me; the break up was obviously still on his mind.

“Damn it, Aether. The sun is already setting, you should be out of bed,” I hissed before pulling on his bare arm to get him out of the bed. It had the right effect, but with its problems. Not only did I manage to drag him off of the bed but I fell down with him.

This got his attention and he finally opened his eyes to stare at me. Watching him laying on the floor next to me got me laughing, and his response only added fuel to the fire. He stuck out his tongue and blew a raspberry, then turned on his side and returned to his sulking.

“Whatever. Sleep on the floor. I’ll just sit up here on your nice comfy bed till you’re done pouting.”

Surprisingly, Aether slowly pulled himself up from the floor and began to leave the room. “I’m getting food,” he grumbled.

“So what? What’d she say to you?”

“Just that things weren’t working. She didn’t explain why.. she just left.”

I didn’t move from the spot on the counter as Aether lowered his face into his hands. He looked so different from his normal self, it was hard to know what to do. His normally calm and carefree manner was gone, being replaced by tensed muscles and narrowed eyes.

I slid off the counter and walked around to him, hugging him from behind.

“It’s all right, you loser. Let’s do something fun.” My suggestion had little effect, as he just grunted and nudged me off of his shoulders. I sighed and grabbed one of his arms, pulling him as hard as I could.

“Seriously, stop sulking. We can go get something to eat and talk.”

Still being left without an answer, I readied myself for one final tug. I pushed back, and surprisingly I felt the full force of Aether tumbling down to the floor with me.

“Dammit, Hemera..,” he hissed as we found ourselves lying on the floor. I held up my hands in defense.

“Hey, you brought this upon yourself.” He looked over at me and a sly smile crept up his face.

“Don’t you even think ab-” But he did. He was tickling me, which is something I couldn’t stand.

I was choking and trying to spit words out, but I’m not sure he could understand a thing I was saying, “I sw. . . ear. . . st. . . stop!”

Out of no where he stopped, and I was able to catch my breath. My laughter overshadowed any other feeling in the room, which made it hard for me to realize how Aether was staring at me. He was just looking at me with a small smile. It was weird. He’d never given me that look before.

Suddenly I became very aware of his hand on my hip, and I think he did, too. He moved his hand slightly, and it was on my bare skin. Goosebumps soon followed, and I think that’s when Aether decided what he wanted to do.

I think the emotion that was absent from me was one of wanting this. I didn’t know what I was feeling; there were just too many thoughts running through my head as he leaned down and kissed me. That wasn’t us. We didn’t ever have those feelings for each other.

I’m not sure if he felt that vibe of confusion from me, but he stopped and leaned back. He looked guilty, like he’d done something terribly wrong, which is maybe how he was actually feeling. We both stood up and didn’t say a word. The only sound was that of the thunder outside, which seemed to mirror the moment perfectly.

He walked me to his front door and the intention was obvious. He wanted me to leave, and I wanted to leave. I would have run if I could, but I stayed calm and slowly approached the exit. We didn’t make eye contact once as I opened the door and slipped outside into the now very rainy night. It was cold, but I didn’t even feel it. I leaned down outside of his door and cried. I had no idea what this would mean for any of us anymore.

Too far in to back out now

November 12, 2014

I was just looking through my blog, as I haven’t been on it in months. Something I noticed was the date of my very first post. I started this rainbowcy waaaay back when I was an 8th grader. That’s insane to me, as I’m a high school senior now.

I told myself I would finish this legacy and I’m definitely going to do it. Things slow down for me in the next couple of weeks as college applications are due and sports are ending, so I’ll be free to roam the internet as I once did. Plus I just moved back into my flooded house after remodeling it and we couldn’t get anything better than satellite internet, so online gaming has gone out the window for me.

Anyway, I plan on returning soon. Maybe a new chapter this weekend?

I’ve been doing NaNoWriMo this year, but I may switch my focus to my rainbowcy and have that be my “novel”.

Already excited to be back. Let’s just make sure I stick to my word this time. I have the new chapter halfway done already!

And I suppose I should make a new forum on the new sims website, but I’ll do that once I have my new chapter up.

Wishing everyone well!

Rusty

Hello.

January 6, 2014

I’ve felt the urge to continue writing my rainbowcy as of late, but that feeling stops there. I’m not sure I want to be publishing anymore chapters. I’m not sure why. I’ve been feeling kind of down lately and publishing chapters doesn’t sound fun to me.

I don’t know, I’ll think about it. 

Although I do wonder if I even have any readers left?

Love and hugs,

Rusty

Well.. I’m not sure what to say other than read this.

September 14, 2013

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My house was recently flooded with four feet of mud and we lost everything.

To see my Tumblr post on it, click here.

That means I’ve lost my computer (and all of my  sims). Until further notice, I’ll be on hiatus. There is still a chance of recovering the data from my hard drive. If I can’t, then I still have most of my sims on mediafire so I won’t cancel this rainbowcy.