Don't Be a StrangerDon't Be a StrangerSitting in the front row of a funeral service in a church that you've never been too can be a very difficult and traumatic couple of hours. Especially when the person is extremely important to the one you love the most, but they are a stranger to you.Less than two years ago my girlfriend's father died; I didn't know him. Even though I didn't know him, he knew me, as any father would with the boy who dates his baby girl for the last seven years. In the seven years leading up to his death I had never spoke to him, I was afraid of him. In seven years I never shook his hand, never shared a conversation, I never even stayed in the same room as him for more than a brief moment. Like I said before I didn't know him, but he knew me.While sitting just a few feet from his lifeless body I couldn't let myself become emotional, for his daughter, for his wife, for everyone. I was being strong and I didn't want to be. Never before had something been so messed up as a seven year
The Holy Knights part 26How do you fight evilSeth rolls over onto his side the pain in his arm has finally numbed enough that he can stand it. He stands up and looks over the group of his friends, Airo is still on the ground holding Hina in his lap while she tries to recover from the blow that man dealt her.Zion walks over to her and bends down putting his hands gently on her gut. A soft glow appears around his hands and Hina closes her eyes as the pain doesn't go away completely but it does become duller.Seth clenches his hands closed and grits his teeth, "This is bullshit!"Zion turns back to Seth, "Seth?"Seth slams his fist into the dirt, "She's gone! He took her and there was nothing I could do about it." Zion reaches for Seth's shoulder but he shrugs him off, "Zion how do you defeat evil!?""Seth I don't-""Tell me, Airo how do you defeat evil?" Airo shakes his head and looks at Seth confused, "You know what my pastor said about how to defeat evil?" The group collectively stay quiet while he vents, "
The Holy Knights part 25Shiroko's GameSeth slowly opens his eyes and finds himself covered in bandages and slings lying on a stiff bed in a dark room. He tries to sit up but his back is too tight from being on such a hard surface for so long.The door opens and the light from the hall fills the room slightly as Rain walks in. She makes her way over to the window and pulls open the curtain making Seth practically scream as a headache quickly presents itself to him.Rain spins towards the rather pathetic sound that she just heard and finds Seth with his eyes closed tight, "You're finally awake."Seth squints at her, "Yea, how long have I been asleep?"She puts her hand on her hip as she turns to look at the calendar on the wall, "Hmmmm," she shrugs and turns back to him, "Long enough to call it a coma, you woke up before Airo.""Is he okay?"She sits at the edge of his rock hard bed, "As far as Zion can tell he just exhausted every part of his body, every muscle was push to their very limit."Seth takes a deep
Confession OneRecently I've been wishing I could explain the difference betweenlove you and I Love You