DTRT Ch 25 Part 2 Is Up!

General Sephiroth. Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core

*spoilers warning*rant begins* I love the idea of Eric, Vlad, and Sephiroth as warrior friends in my verse. Of course, Sephiroth can never take Constantin’s place in the hearts of the two vampires, but he wouldn’t need to. The unique character that he is… well, it would be a different, happier, more fulfilling friendship. Constantin’s past before the Deadliest of the Deaths wasn’t pretty, much like Eric’s, and although I don’t have Constantin’s backstory in PMF or DTRT, it’s worth mentioning he had a brooding but extremely loyal personality. I also don’t write openly that his final death was his own doing. He gave into his dark side (remember Sookie asking Eric not to?), and eventually it consumed his sanity. Meeting the sun was the only way out.

Sephiroth is way more pragmatic as an OC/OOC in my story. I model him (his appearance in particular) after General Sephiroth from Final Fantasy 7: Crisis Core, but in my verse he’s not what he is in FF7 – a human whose DNA was manipulated with alien cells at a fetus stage. I can’t reveal yet what exactly he is, but he has the qualities Vlad and Eric value most: unparalleled fighting (specifically with katana) skills, fierceness, smarts, wisdom, knowledge of vampire and supernatural history, connections, financial savvy, sexual prowess, and above all loyalty. If these three learn to trust each other, they will trust to their final deaths. Yeah, I’m pretty eager about Sephiroth joining the cast, but we’ll see how and in which capacity. Maybe, there will be an opportunity for the three of them to come together in the DTRT epilogue. I leave you and myself guessing at this point. But expect to meet Sephiroth before this epic concludes. *end fan rant*

Well, here we are, getting closer to the grand finale. I’m pretty sure there will be one or two more chapters after this, plus an epilogue. That’s it, people, I solemnly swear, no more. Now’s time to cheer me up and show me some love, ’cause my Muse is getting depressed – not a good thing, considering we’re stuck in the beginning of Chapter 26 on a hugely important, pivotal scene, and I’m just not feeling it *sigh*.

BTW, as I was writing Chapter 25, I added a bunch of notes to myself to go along with the main narrative. The notes show the inner workings of the plot, so I might arrange them into a readable post if anyone’s interested.

So, find a cozy spot, grab a drink, and prepare to read and, you know, review.

Previously in DTRT…

DTRT Character Gallery Updated – Sola

Lifehouse. Album “Smoke & Mirrors.” Track. “All That I’m Asking For.” Release: 2010.

Nobility by merillizaART

Nobility by merillizaART

I regularly browse a few of my favorite sites for inspiration in form of artwork for DTRT. It’s been my obsession to find Sola – beautiful, high-born, with an ethereal aura to her appearance. I have just come across this piece by the talented and amazing merillizaArt, and it clicked. This is what Sola would look like.

I haven’t found Kha, and most likely I never will. He has a very specific appearance and a facial scar that, unless I commission an art piece, I won’t be able to share visually with you. Written word will suffice in his case.

I’m working on DTRT Ch 26, current title Beyond the Invisible. Part 2 of Ch 25 Forgiven, titled Clean Slate, is coming up in a few days; until then, I’m hoping to read more of your feedback on Ch 25 Forgiven. Part 1: The Price of Freedom, so please catch up and review.

For more characters, browse PMF and DTRT Character Gallery.

Thank you all for your continuous support, and to Meridian: your DM notes were invaluable.

Your Truly,

AlphaEN

Sneak Peek into DTRT Ch 25 Part 2

Dragonland

Dragonland

Sadly, no one seems to remember why the heck Eric decided to go into the Lost Lands. The answer is the key to the riddle of the voices, and at this point in the story I consider it no longer a mystery. But I’m still not gonna tell you… *evil cackle*. Feel free to look it up😉

Also, the comment box wasn’t available for a few hours when I posted Ch 25 P 1, so if you tried to leave a review and weren’t able to, I apologize. The comment box is working now.

SPOV

I tried to get a read on her, but her mind was also hard to penetrate. Her broadcast was solid on the surface, with an unfamiliar pattern of waves to it. As each wave bumped into me, I was able to glimpse an image or two at best, but it was easier to read the accompanying emotions that she and her fellow guardians transmitted in abundance. I felt their sincerity. Commitment. Pride at being the chosen ones. Nyana might not know of my role in saving Faery and, consequently, the Britlingen dimension, but she knew I was too important, and not just because I belonged to the house of Brigant.

I stifled an irritated sigh. My great-grandfather seemed to be suffering from a severe case of Eric’s trademark ‘Protect Sookie at all Costs’ disease.

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How To: The Secret to Creating a Good Love Scene

For the purposes of this post, I will not discuss PWP, only lemons withing solid plots. Post rating: very mature. Don’t read if you’re uncomfortable admitting certain things to yourself or to others when it comes to love and sex. NSFW. Contains language and images unsuitable for immature people who can’t say ‘penis’ or ‘vagina’ without blushing or bursting into pearls of idiotic laughter.

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DTRT Ch 25 Part 1 Is Up!

I couldn’t find the source. If you recognize this work, please let me know so I could add the link and credits.

Chapter 25 picks up right where we left off, with Eric and Sookie having a serious conversation at the palace in NOLA at the end of Ch 24.

This is Part 1 of Ch 25, in which Eric suffers from self-loathing, Sookie fights to win fangs and hearts, and things happen. Part 2 will most likely be posted a week from now. We’re at the finish line, people. Time to cheer, or I’ll succumb to an unhappy Muse.

Some of the art work is NSFW… but you’ve seen weird and explicit stuff on my blog before. So…

Continue to Ch 25: Forgiven. Part 1

Nominations are now OPEN for the 2016 You Want Blood Awards!

A/N 04/172016 20K, and I’ve finished Chapter 25. I will post it in two parts – too much information to throw at you all at once. I’ll try to post the second part a week after the first, which, by the way, should go live in two days tops.

As I mentioned before, I edited Ch 21-24. If you don’t want to miss anything important, feel free to refresh your memory and reread. I won’t be adding a recap with the next chapter, just a heads up. 

 

04/15/2015 It’s that time of year, yes! Read, click, nominate… and all that jazz.

A quick info on the next chapter of DTRT: I’ve gotten over 17K into it. I’m contemplating if I should post it as is, but there’s a VERY important scene I’ve been dying to get to (guess which one). I don’t know if I should add it at this point. Ch 25 has already grown into a monster: it’s my longest chapter in the entire series so far.

The ladies in my head are warring. What do you think?

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Nominations will start TODAY, April 15th and you will have one week to nominate your favorites in the following categories: Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Best One Shot The Human Award – Best AH The Hybrid – Best Crossover The Best of Both Worlds – Best SVM/TB combo Mr. January – Best Lemon The Greatest Love…

via Nominations are now OPEN for the 2016 You Want Blood Awards! — FairyTaleAmber

Status Update on DTRT

A/N 04/12/2016 11.5K into DTRT Ch25. Titled changed. Also, here’s a riddle for you:

…When a Seraph spreads his wings, and a Gaia – Phoenix rising bound by darkness – unseals the doors within his past, behold the revered children of Magic and Life, for nothing shall forestall our return…

A/N 04/10/2016 And so it’s happening, 10K into DTRT Ch 25, and this monster isn’t near its fin. Get this, Alpha. There’s going to be Ch 26. Bam. I’m not hitting pause. I’ll keep writing until almost everything is out of my head. I’ll post soon, I think, once I have the idea for Ch 25 complete, and it’s not there yet. Maybe another 5K.

Have you figured out what/who the voices are yet?

A/N 04/08/2016 – I have reviewed and edited DTRT Ch 21-24. There are few minor changes that will ensure continuity but won’t affect the already revealed plot. Also, I feel like I cheated posting the sneak peek because after re-reading/re-working the last four chapters, I had to also change 90% of what I’d written by that point – you know, switch who says what in the dialogue, correct the mood and motivation, keep everyone in line and in character – that sort of thing. As a result, the sneak peek no longer reflects the content of the chapter. I might end up posting another snippet. If you want. 

 

Hello, darlings!

I didn’t want to leave you all waiting for the next chapter too long without knowing what’s going on. I’ve written almost 8K into Chapter 25, and so far I think I’m just nearing the mid-point of what I wanted to write. Eric and Sookie have taken over, again, and had me change the direction of this chapter drastically because, well, they know better. They want deep soul-searching conversations, and revelations, and maybe even lemons, swordplay, dirty politics, Ancients galore and so much more. I’m just relaying their story. Yeah… And since this is the finale, I feel I should give it my very best and not fuck it up with OOC’ness because I wanted to rush this thing to its completion.

I’ll do my best to keep writing every darn night until it’s done. I won’t post the next chapter unless I’m sure there won’t be another months’ long wait for a possible update if I decide to split Ch 25 in two parts. Keep in touch if you want to see a certain subplot revisited or have a question from PMF or DTRT that needs to be resolved.

Special thanks to fantastic Meridian for all the support and optimism she so generously showered me with. Lady, you rock, and your stories are an inspiration.

BTW, like the music? Hehe, it’s sort of another sneak peek… Won’t say more, but I think it’s gonna be real good.

Yours truly,

AlphaEN

Sneak Peek into DTRT Ch 25

Sephiroth

Sephiroth

In the world of Final Fantasy VII, General Sephiroth is the ultimate villain, da bad guy, mad monster, etc., etc. As it turns out, he’s quite amazing (beautiful), and he’s become my personal favorite, pulling before Zack Fair (also FF7). If you’re not familiar with the Final Fantasy VII Compilation, feel free to skip my little rant. But if you do, you won’t learn Sephiroth will make an appearance in Die Tonight; Rule Tomorrow, as an OOC. Guess correctly in what capacity, and I’ll give you an exclusive spoiler about the voices😉

So, in order to lift the writer’s block and to escape some darn RL issues, I’ve been reading for weeks every and any decent story I could find on Sephiroth. It’s such a pity he’s turned into this total jerk in the canon, and to top if off, so many fanfic authors decided to make him, an adult at nearly thirty, interested in a fifteen-year old boy. Grrr… However, I have found some terrific writers whose talent would knock your socks off. Gods, mysteries and suspense weaved! And I think Eric and the sane version of Sephiroth would get along quite nicely as close friends and allies. Both have supernatural powers, inhuman nature, both can fly (I know! Flying buddies!), love swords, fighting, appreciate loyalty, use minimum words, have difficulties connecting emotionally… the list goes on and on. Which leads me to conclude my type isn’t determined by blue eyes and blond hair alone. Huh. Could it be I’m not a shallow woman with fixation on gorgeous, dangerous, fictional male characters?

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EPOV

…“You’re giving me a way out,” she flatly states, showing little to no surprise at hearing me out.

For her, to renew the bond is to condemn herself to living multiple acts of killing through me some night. That is inevitable. Can she bear feeling that? “Regardless of your decision, you will be protected,” I vow, perplexed further with her uncanny reaction, when it occurs to me, “But you have already been considering the dissolution, have you not.”

She blanches slightly, the armor of her defenses pierced by my ascertainment. “When we’re bonded, we’re more than… we. It could put you at huge risk with the Order.” Continue reading

DTRT Ch 24 Is Up!

The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Ordinarily, I would insert here snippets from the previous chapters to help you catch up, but it’s almost 3 a.m., and I just want to get Ch 24 out.

Happy reading!

Continue to Ch 24: Eyes Wide Open

Sneak Peek into DTRT Ch 24

General Sephiroth by K-Koji

General Sephiroth by K-Koji (Final Fantasy)

I have completed a full revision of Die Tonight; Rule Tomorrow. There were some minor errors with the timeline and a couple of details I changed to improve the flow of the story, but nothing major that would confuse you down the road.

Before we have a little taste of the next chapter, I want to thank all of you who read Ch 23 and especially those who took time to comment. It meant a lot to receive the feedback. The viewing stats for the story aren’t as high as I’m used to seeing them, and I can’t help but feel I’m losing the reader base and that this piece of fanfic has become irrelevant. I know I’ve taken too long to update (my bad), and I wish I had more time to dedicate to writing. Maybe, I’m just too much in my head, or maybe I’m a dragon and it’s time to wrap up for good. I don’t know. I still intend to finish DTRT. Review love keeps me going, so I appreciate it more than I can tell you.

“Last Reunion” by talented Peter Roe is part of the epic inspiration mix. Plug in those headphones and enjoy.

SPOV

…I said, “Eric, I don’t want to walk on eggshells around you.”

Immediately, his eyes snapped back to me. “Either do I,” he admitted in a low voice.

“Then let’s not make this any harder than it has to be.” I wasn’t going to air our dirty laundry in front of outsiders down in NOLA. We had to present a united front, come hell or high water. “So… we’re okay, considering?”

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