Asia Tao and The Essence of the Dragon 5.2

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Asia Tao was an ordinary teenager; she wanted a normal life. She wanted to have fun and she wanted to be liked by her peers but unfortunately for her life would never be normal again.

Asia's mother and father disappeared when she was just ten years old and since then she had lived with her grandfather in China. When her grandfather died the courts decided she would now have to leave everything she knew in China and move back to America with her last living relative her aunt Angela.

Once at her new school in Pensacola, Fl her life took a turn for the worst. After drinking a mysterious liquid in an ancient Medallion left to her by her parents she obtains superpowers. Now she must fight the evil that was born to match her.

Shift 4.5

SHIFT

CHAPTER 4: Bloodline

4.5 Bloodline: Circle Yes Or No

 

Ahote grabbed the bottle of vodka from Dyami and took a swig. “Dude now I’m nervous Aoki looks way out of my league right now,” Ahote said.

 

“Man chill she’s still the same average girl from yesterday she just has more makeup and fewer clothes.” Dyami chuckled.

 

“How do I look?” Ahote asked as checked his reflection in the mirror.

 

“You look good, you know for you.” Dyami joked.

 

“Ha, Ha very funny now get in the backseat,” Ahote said as the girls approached the car.

 

Dyami got out of the passenger seat of the truck and opened the back door for Kim to get in. “After you.” He said with a smile as Kim slid in the backseat.

 

“You look beautiful,” Ahote said as Aoki got into the passenger seat of the truck and shut the door.

 

“Thank you,” Aoki replied as she began to blush.

 

“Yeah you two look amazing,” Dyami said chiming in as he got in the truck and shut the door. “I brought some vodka if you two want to drink.” He added.

 

“I don’t know,” Aoki said nervously. “I never have drunk alcohol before.” She added.

 

“Its cool I even brought cranberry juice to mix it with,” Dyami said. “You will not even be able to taste the liquor, I promise.” He added.

 

“Kim, what do you think?” Aoki asked.

 

“I could drink,” Kim replied nonchalantly.

 

“Okay I guess but give me just a little bit of vodka and a lot of juice,” Aoki said.

 

“Yeah I’ll take the same thing,” Kim said as Dyami began to make their drinks.

 

Ahote started up the truck and slowly pulled away from Aoki’s house. As they made their way out of the reservation, he turned on the radio to fill the empty, awkward air. He watched out of the corner of his eye as Dyami handed Aoki her drink. He smiled as she took a sip and made a disgusted face. “How does it taste?” He asked with a grin.

 

“Not good.” She laughed as she sat the cup in the cup holder.

 

“Yeah I’m not a drinker either I only drank because I was nervous about tonight,” Ahote said.

 

“Nervous?” Aoki asked shocked. “What do you have to be nervous about?” she asked.

 

“Are you kidding?” Ahote asked as he looked over at Aoki. “Have you seen you?” he asked as Dyami and Kim whispered amongst them in the backseat. Aoki smiled and lowered her head. “I’m serious you could have any guy you want, but you are here with me even after the whole Chenoa thing.” He said. “I happy you gave me another chance.” He added.

 

“Me too.” She replied as Ahote held her hand.

 

“Hey can you two lovebirds in the front seat turn up the radio, I like this song,” Dyami said.

 

Ahote let go of Aoki’s hand and turned up the radio as he looked in the rearview mirror to the backseat where Dyami and Kim were kissing passionately. I guess Dyami was right about how girls get friendlier after a few drinks, he thought. “Well, they look like they are getting along much better.” He said as he grabbed Aoki’s hand. Aoki glanced into the backseat of the truck and began to chuckle.

 

“I knew she liked him,” Aoki whispered to Ahote.

 

“What about you, who do you like?” Ahote asked as he squeezed her hand.

 

“I’ve got my eye on this cute Chief in training, but I’m waiting to see how our first date goes before I commit to anything.” She replied with a smile.

 

 

 

 

Guard Your Heart

Proverbs 15:13

say’s A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

Don’t let what’s happening on the outside affect you on the inside. You must stay focused on the destination not the journey. You must be who you are and not who people want you to be. Realize that the world is a bad place with bad people and simultaneously a good place with good people. What i’m trying to say is that trouble don’t last always.

 

You must protect your heart from the bad parts of life. You must remain unaffected by the world. Although it is often difficult not to be affected when bad things are happening in your life you must keep your eye on the prize and see the bigger picture. We allow life to change us for the worse then we spend most of our lives trying to undo the change we have allowed to occur. That’s why it is important to know where you are going in life and focus on that.

 

 

On your journey there will be many detours and road blocks but no matter what you have to keep going. There will be naysayers and people who will try not to only discourage you but break your spirit completely.Your character will be attacked and you will be called everything but a child of God. You will be lied on and talked about without reason. Your heart maybe under constant attack but you must always refer to your purpose when you feel like giving up. Never forget why you were put here on this earth. Never forget why God chose you. You must never forget what you had to go through just to get to the point you are at right now. Know that what man did not give he can not take away.

 

God only wants to make you stronger. The heart is a muscle and if you think about other muscle’s in the body they require exercise and heavy lifting to grow. Think of God as your personal trainer and think of circumstances as the weights. When one set of weights gets easier to lift that’s when God adds more weights. To build muscle you must constantly break muscle down. Things may get hard and you may be sore but if you keep going after a while you see a physical change in yourself. Exercising not only changes you physically but mentally as well. It is said that exercising cause endorphin’s to be released in your body making you happier. So if we view obstacles in life as exercise that means the harder you workout the more significant the change, the more significant the progression. 

 

Life is a process you have to keep telling your self that it will get better. Sometimes you have block out whats going on around you. You can allow yourself to be distracted or baited into something that will lead you astray. You must not allow yourself to be led by fickle emotions that can change at any moment. Look at every situation as a third party bystander. Weigh your options and think about the consequences before you act because one wrong move can send several steps back on your journey.

 

In life everyone you started with you won’t finish with. Everyone can’t go to your destination with you so they often don’t want to see you get there at all. You can’t let peoples lack of support hurt your feelings you just have to accept that’s how people are. As you grow in Christ it will get easier to continue your journey alone but you must learn to protect your heart and spirit from all evil and negativity. 

 

© 2015 Aquila Taite

Proverbs 4:23-26

 

23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.

26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.

 

 

Rockcity Rapland 4.4

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I Know Your Type 4.4

I Know Your Type

Chapter 4: The beginning of the end

4.4 The beginning of the end: Broken Promises

 

Dawn got in her car and slammed the door. She took a deep breath and started to scream at the top of her lungs. Dawn was in mid scream when her phone received a message. It was Dylan and he was apologizing yet again. Dawn was so sick and tired of his apologys she just wanted to be rid of him and Meredith. She had thought that maybe she could have let Meredith live if Dylan would have chosen to break up with her. But now that Meredith’s pregnant it seems that killing her is back on the table and so was killing Dylan at this point. After minutes of no reply Dylan sent Dawn another message saying that he wanted to talk later. Dawn furiously sent him a reply asking about what? She knew he was going to do the right thing and marry Meredith. There was no need to rub it in but when he sent her a message saying please she said okay.

 

Dawn decided to go home and sleep. She had the day off to check on Dylan but he seemed to be in good hands. Dawn just wanted to relax in a bubble bath with a bottle of wine and forget this entire day. She decided to take the long way home and gather her thoughts. She didn’t want to be too hasty in committing another murder with the widower investigation still going on. Dawn also knew that there was a small part of her that didn’t want to say goodbye to Dylan for good.

 

Dawn was surrounded in bubbles up to her neck with a glass of white wine in her hand. She had music softly playing in the background and the candles dimly lit the dark bathroom. Dawn had finally calmed down and was enjoying herself when her phone rang. She reached out of the tub and onto the floor where her phone lay. Dawn reluctantly answered the phone to a number she didn’t recognize.

 

“Hello.” She said.

 

‘Hey, its me Meredith” the person answered.

 

“Hey.” Dawn replied hesitantly.

 

“We need to talk.” She said. “I know about you and Dylan.” She added.

 

Dawn was stunned. “What are you talking about?” she asked her.

 

“I know you two slept together.” Meredith said. “He doesn’t know I know.” She told her. “There’s no need to involve him anyway this is between us.” Meredith said in a threatening tone.

 

“What exactly do you want Meredith?” Dawn asked getting annoyed. “You won he chose you.” She added.

 

“Yes he chose me for now but I know he still has feelings for you.” Meredith replied. “He is always going to wonder what could have between you two.” She said.

 

“How is this my problem?” Dawn yelled in frustration.

 

“I want to you to tell him that you are over him, tell him he’s too late.” Meredith answered.

 

“And if I don’t?” Dawn asked.

 

“Then we are going to have a problem.” Meredith answered then hung up the phone.

 

Dawn looked down at the phone sarcastically and began to laugh out loud. “This bitch don’t know who she fucking with.” She said aloud as she threw her phone back on the floor and sunk back into the tub.

 

 

 

Codename: Bonnie and Clyde 4.4

Codename: Bonnie and Clyde

Chapter 4: One Of them

4.4 One of them: Inside Man

 

It was the next morning and Daniel and Angelica were yet again waiting on Kimura to show up outside of club Seven.

 

“Yesterday was insane.” Daniel said breaking the silence. “I felt so bad for that guy but then I started thinking about my own kneecaps being blown off.” He added. “It was me or him.” He stated shaking his head.

 

“I hope today is less eventful.” Angelica replied as they watched Kimura pull up.

 

Daniel and Angelica got out of the car to greet Kimura. “Good morning.” Kimura said.

 

“Good morning.” They answered in unison.

 

“Chanel I’m going to leave you here with Akeno to learn the ropes, I want you to manage the girls instead of dancing.” Kimura said.

 

“Yes sir.” She said as she followed Akeno inside.

 

“Carter I know you were suppose to you start bartending today but I have another job for you.” Kimura told him. “You can ride with me and leave your car for your wife.” He added.

 

“Okay.” Daniel said as he got into the car with Kimura.

 

“The girls usually get here around 12 pm so we got about two hours to teach you the basics.” Akeno said. “Let me see if Devon is here, she’s the head bartender in the day she can explain things better.” He said as he went into a back room.

 

A few moments later he returned with a short Japanese woman with long black hair that stopped at her waist. She had a nose ring and tattoos. She had a tough disposition she didn’t even crack a smile as she introduced herself to Angelica.

 

“Hi I’m Devon everyone calls me Dee.” Devon said as she shook Angelicas hand.

 

“Chanel.” Angelica replied.

 

“Okay I’m not going to sugar-coat things about this place, its basically a brothel.” Devon stated. “Yes we advertise strip club but that’s why the dancers don’t get fully nude on stage.” She added. “Kimura thinks if the girls don’t get fully nude it makes guys pay more because the club seems classier.” She went on. Angelica wasn’t shocked at all she expected as much from a man like Kimura. “Your job is pretty easy all you do is collect money, make sure all the girls are accounted for and make sure they get what they need in order to do their jobs.” Devon said. “Someone will bring the girls and pick them up, there’s a list of all the girls you do a head count when they come and when they leave.” She said.

 

“Is that all?” Angelica asked.

 

“Yeah, oh and make sure they don’t do any drugs or get to drunk Kimura hates that.” Devon replied.

 

“I bet you wondering why I asked you to ride with me.” Kimura said as he and Daniel sat in the backseat of his limousine. “My brother Akeno has taking a liking to you and he usually doesn’t like people, for that reason I find you interesting.” Kimura said. Daniel listened intently as Kimura spoke. “That’s why I’m going to let you in on a little secret.” Kimura said with a faint look of pain on his face. “People think I’m a monster, and for the most part I am but I didn’t start out this way.” He said. “I want you to hear my story Carter, I want you to know why Hoshi Kim became Kimura.” He added. Daniel wondered why Kimura was telling him this. “I saw the way you looked yesterday when you had to shoot that guy and I want you to know how easy it is for the lines to get blurred in this business, everything isn’t black and white this is what I call the gray area.” Kimura said.

 

 

 

Dirty Little Bitches 4.4

Dirty Little Bitches

Chapter 4: Dirty Game

4.4 Dirty Game: The Enemy of my Enemy

 

Aaliyah sat across from Dominic at the luxurious restaurant as he gazed lovingly into her eyes. She could tell that he was nervous about something. He had drunk half of the bottle of wine alone.

 

“Are you okay?” Aaliyah asked him.

 

“Yeah why do you ask that?” he questioned nervously.

 

“You seem nervous.” She replied with a giggle. “You drank all that wine by yourself.” She added.

 

“No its just hot in here.” He said as he loosened his tie.

 

“Really? I hadn’t noticed.” She said while skimming through the menu.

 

Dominic was so nervous that he began to sweat he could feel the tiny beads of perspiration forming on his forehead. He began to dab his forehead with the back of his jacket sleeve. “Are you ready to order?” he asked Asia.

 

“Yeah, I think so.” She replied.

 

Dominic waved the waitress over to their table. “Yes sir are you ready to order?” the waitress asked.

 

“Yes, I’ll have the lamb.” Dominic said.

 

“Um, you know what I think I will have that too.” Aaliyah chimed in.

 

Dominic kept going through how he would propose in his head. He had everything planned down to the very second. He would propose after dinner during dessert. She would be serenaded as he got down on one knee. He had even written a speech even though he couldn’t remember a word of it right now. He just hoped that she would say yes no matter how the actually proposal went. Dominic wasn’t this nervous when he asked a father a couple of weeks ago. Maybe it was because she looked extra beautiful tonight in that new dress. Or maybe it was the way she kept giggling and softly touching his hand from across the table. He didn’t know what it was but as he stared at her he knew she was the one and he was making the right move.

 

As soon as the waitress came back with their food Aaliyah’s phone started to vibrate. Aaliyah pulled her phone out of her purse and answered it.

 

“Hello.” She said.

 

“Hey I’m sorry to bother you I know you are on a date.” Pamela said.

 

“Its cool just make it quick.” Aaliyah replied.

 

“Okay I saw my cousin and his girlfriend today and I was telling them about the party.” Pamela told her then she paused for dramatic effect.

 

“And?” Aaliyah urged her on.

 

“And my cousins fiancée needs a job.” She answered.

 

“Okay, What does she do?” Aaliyah asked.

 

“She’s a personal assistant and I told her you were looking for one.” Pamela said.

 

“Oh.” Aaliyah said catching on. “I got you tell her to come in tomorrow.” She added.

 

“Okay I got to go, I love you chick.” She said as she hung up the phone.

 

“That was just Pamela trying to get her cousin’s fiancée a job.” Aaliyah told Dominic.

 

Dominic and Aaliyah had finished eating dinner and were waiting on dessert. The few minutes it took for the waitress to bring them dessert seemed like forever to Dominic. As the waitress approached the tables his hands began to tremble. He struggled to remove the ring from his pocket.

 

The waitress sat the dessert down on the table and asked, “Can I get you anything else?”

 

Aaliyah answered, “No, Thank you.”

 

Aaliyah was focused on the fabulous chocolate molten lava cake in front of her when she began to hear someone singing her favorite song. She looked up to see Dominic down on one knee with her favorite singer standing behind him serenading her. Dominic slowly opened up the ring box. Aaliyah started to tremble and tears began to run down her face. Before Dominic could even get a word out she said, “Yes.”

 

 

 

 

Where He Brought He From 4.4

Where He Brought Me From

Chapter 4: Family Reunion

4.4 Family: Sabotage

 

Kash motioned to the waiter who brought over a bottle of champagne and began pouring everyone a glass.

 

“Are you ready to order?” he asked.

 

“We need a few minutes.” Kash said. “I’m not done yet.” He told Jessica as he pulled an envelope out of his inside jacket pocket. “I suggested that we do the special and photo shoot on location.” He said with a huge grin on his face. “Open it.” He said.

 

Jessica took the envelope out of his hand and opened it. Inside the envelope were two first class plane tickets to Thailand. “Thailand?” Jessica asked.

 

“Yes for two weeks and I’m going with you.” He said. Jessica’s eyes began to fill up with tears. She started fanning her face to stop from crying. Kash wrapped his arms around her and whispered in her ear, “You deserve it.”

 

“Okay, enough about me how’s the wedding planning going?” Jessica asked.

 

“It’s been postponed.” Roger answered.

 

Jennifer gave Roger a dirty look like she didn’t want him to tell. Jessica caught the look that Jennifer gave him. “Why? What happened?” Jessica asked looking at Jennifer for answers.

 

“Tell her Jen.” Roger demanded. Jennifer didn’t say a word she just stared at the menu obviously annoyed by this conversation. “Okay I’ll tell you what happened.” Roger said unconcerned about Jennifer’s attitude. “The restaurant isn’t doing so well so I told your sister that we may have to downsize the wedding and she went crazy and called it off.” He added upset at the thought of it.

 

“If it can’t be the way I want it then I don’t want to get married.” Jennifer stated angrily. “I don’t want to discuss this right now.” She added frustrated.

 

“You never want to talk when you are wrong.” Roger replied.

 

Kash could see that things were getting heated and Roger was intent on being quarrelsome so he quickly called waiter over. “Yes sir.” The waiter said as the reached the table.

 

“We are ready to order now.” Kash said.

 

Jessica watched Jennifer intensely as she dialed a number on her phone. “Hi mom, I’ve got good news.” She said. “I’m at dinner with Jessica and her boyfriend celebrating her record deal.” She told her.

 

Jessica knew what Jennifer was trying to do she wasn’t stupid. As she listened to Jennifer talking to her mother she began to become enraged but she refused to show it. “Of course mom you can stay with me and Roger.” Jennifer said.

 

“What?” Roger asked confused and furious. Jennifer started to smile when she saw the fake smile leave Jessica’s face.

 

“Okay bye mom.” Jennifer said and hung up the phone. “Cool it Roger its just for a little while mom wants to come and congratulate Jessica.” She said.

 

 

 

 

 

The Afterlife

Many moons ago when I was child

Things were much simpler then

Than they are now

 

There was hurt, there was pain and there were tears

But if your compare them

To the sum of my fears

In time, things all equal out

 

There is love, though I have known it not

I never felt it reciprocated

There is happiness but I know it not

No matter how long I’ve chased it

 

There are dreams

But only when I sleep

I wanted to die today

The Lord my soul to keep

 

Many suns ago things were much brighter

The only sight I see now

Is engulfed in fire

 

Deep down inside

Born for the struggle

A fighter

On my mound of dirt

I built an empire

 

Desire is for the weak

Faith is for the strong

I’m hungry like the wolf

Hear my song sing along

 

Death is easy

Life is hard

I live I breath

Then I fall apart

 

Lost in the shadows just holding on to my beliefs

Consumed with hatred burdened by grief

 

I am a bird ready to fly

Into the wild we go

We live and we die

 

 

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