Anyway, on with the post. Here's a quick description, so you're not totally confused. ;)
The peaceful world Aster Kilyan once knew has been overtaken by an evil foreign power. Her father joining The Community, a group working against the dark oppression, does nothing to ease Aster's mind. When her home is invaded by the enemy, resulting in the deaths of both her parents, Aster is more terrified than ever before.
Darien Appalach, a leading member in the Community, vows to protect her and keep her from harm, but can she learn to trust him?
Alone in a world of danger and chaos, to whom will Aster turn? Will she give her life and her soul to the devilish man in power? Or fight back and overcome the darkness with the help of her God?
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Ephesians 6:12 KJV
From here on, to keep things straight, I'll be 'normal' type, Darien will be bold, and Aster will be in italics. :)
Hey everyone! How are you? My name is Darien and I'm so excited to be guest posting here this week!
This week?! Um, no. It's just today.
Whatever. *tries to backspace Faith's words until she stops me*
Anyway, Aster and I would love to get to know you all (because it's very likely you'll one day be reading our story here) so leave any comments or questions you'd like, and we'll hack into Faith's account to answer them. B-) Mwahahaha!!!!
*sigh* Darien, cut the small talk and tell them about the book.
What if they like the small talk? Huh?
*eye roll* Oh, just go on.
You see, Aster and I are actually who's writing this super awesome book. Faith is just giving us some writing tips and thinks that makes her the writer. Excuse me? IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT. But we'll let her keep living in that nice little dream world of hers, 'kay?
You do know I'm reading over your shoulder, right? Stop lying to my friends and tell them something about yourself or the book. Now. *glares*
Yeah, yeah, yeah. Okay, about me (because we have to make Faith think she's winning somehow). If we were to meet in person, the first thing you would notice about me is my eyes. I have a condition called Heterochromia iridum. And yes, I can spell and pronounce that. ;) It means that the iris of my eyes (the iris is the colored part, in case some of y'all aren't ophthalmologists.) are different colors. One is blue and the other is green. I think it's pretty cool, but it creeps some people out. ;)
Much better. ;) Alright, now let's hear about your work with the Community. And for Pete's sake, let Aster talk.
Hear that, Aster?
Like how could I not? You go ahead, she wants everyone to hear about the Community.
Yeah, sure. The Community is a group of people fighting against this horrible dude (Faith won't let me say his name) and doing everything we can to disrupt his plans of controlling the world. *clears throat* Aster's father was killed for being a member of the Community.
Well, this conversation went downhill fast. (To Faith), you said this was going to be fun.
It is fun! :) Um, why don't y'all tell how you first met?
The good time.
Okay, the story of how we first met. I'm walking down the street and–
And that's the way all good stories start. :)
Um, wrong. And you're interrupting. I'm going to lock you in the closet if you don't stop.
-_- Has anyone ever told you you're impossible?
Only you. Now back to the story. I'm walking down the street and I take a shortcut through college campus. I see this girl up ahead of me, sitting on a bench and sobbing her heart out.
I was not crying.
You were too. Anyway, I decide to go over to her and see if she's okay. She must've heard me coming because she stopped crying and wiped her eyes. I'm like, "hey, are you alright?" She says–
I can handle this part. I said, "yes. Why?"
"Oh, no reason." She grabs her backpack and starts walking down the street. I follow her, of course.
"What do you want?" I demand.
"May I walk you home?" I ask politely.
"No, you may not."
How could she have the nerve to turn me down like that?! I know I have to do something drastic. So I sigh and say, "some birthday this has turned out to be."
"It's your birthday?" I ask, unassumingly.
She was playing right into my hands. "Yeah, and you won't even let me walk you home."
What could I say without being completely heartless? "Okay, sure. You can walk me to the bus stop." Darien suddenly finds this ridiculous grin to show off.
Ridiculous? Geez, you are heartless.
*eyeroll* Since I'm going to be stuck with this guy for the next several blocks, we're going to have to talk about something. So, trying to be polite, I ask, "so how old are you today?"
"Twenty and a half," I reply...and watch her explode.
Explode? How could I not?! You lied to me!!
I did not lie! It was my twenty-years-and-six-months birthday. ;)
Darien, no one celebrates that.
I do. And so does Faith. B-)
*eyeroll* What does that prove?
Uh... Before this gets out of hand, we're going to have to sign off. Aster, Darien, say goodbye to the readers. :)
Here we go again with Miss Bossypants. And just when it was getting good too. I guess we should be nice and 'obey' her. See y'all later! Leave a comment and let us know if you'd enjoy hearing more of our story, if you've ever heard of heterochromia iridum, or if you celebrate half birthdays. :)
Bye guys! I'll be around to answer comments as well! ;)
Thanks for reading everyone! I hope you enjoyed! :D Leave any comments or questions for these two and I'll allow them to come online and answer them. :) Also, I'm extending the Imagine This writing assignment until Friday, March 18th. :)
By 'allow' she really means she's afraid I'll lock her in the closet. I've did it before. And, just for the record, she has a really small closet. ;)
Like they care what size my closet is! *sigh*
*whispers* Bye guys!