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Don't Know What To Believe In Anymore

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 No comments:
Also known as, "How do I know who is lying to me?" and "How do I know who is telling me the truth?"

Previously, in this series, West claimed that the people in Fantasia didn’t really want to be one with Spades Kingdom. Apparently, there was some vote-rigging and who knows what else going on over there. But, is that really true? What does East have to say about that?

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East frowns at hearing West’s words in the previous post, starting to get angry, but trying to remain calm. “And how are you knowing this for sure, Azure? Have you spoken to the people in Fantasia?”

“Or did you just hear this from the western kingdoms and their media and even from the Diamonds rulers as well as from those nearby kingdoms that are clearly against Spades Kingdom and would undoubtedly want to present the Spades King in a bad light?”

East tried hard not to make the words sound like an accusation, but it’s unclear whether that was successful or not.

West scowls. “Are you saying that they lied to me?” The words were said in a snapping tone of voice, a hint of anger lacing them.

*Notes:
- This is part 66 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 65
- Image is Falcon Knight of the Azure from the Cardfight!! Vanguard TCG card game from Amazon.com
- Pic was chosen to represent the 'Azure' nickname that East calls West

What Are You Afraid Of?

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 No comments:
“Hey, exactly how long are you gonna keep staring at that?”

“What?”

“You heard me.”

“What’s it to you? Does it matter?”

“Of course, it does. You’re wasting time, you know? Just open it already. Go on, get to it.”

“But I don’t want to.”

“Do you really expect me to believe that? Are you telling me that you aren’t the least bit curious about this? Don’t you want to know what’s inside this envelope? Don’t you want to see the answers, the results?”

“Well, yes, but, I’m scared.”

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It's so easy to say, 'don't be afraid,' but it's just not
that easy. I'm really scared and I don't know how
or where to find the courage to overcome this fear

“See, I told you- wait, what? You’re what now?”

“I’m scared.”

“Of what? What’s there to be afraid of? Gracious, it’s just a package, an envelope. It’s not going to bite.”

“I know that. I mean that I want to know. But I don’t want to either. I’m just- I’m afraid, okay? I’m scared of what I’ll see when I open this. I’m scared of what I’ll find out.”

“Don’t be scared, all right? Have courage.”

“Where do I get that?”

“What?”

“Courage. Where can I get some? It’s easy to say ‘don’t be afraid,’ but I just can’t help it. I am scared. Very much so. Even if it might seem strange or weird, I just am. What do you want me to do?”

“You know what you should do. Overcome your fear then just open the package already.”

“I can’t do it. I just can’t. I’m scared.”

“Yes, I know. You said that already. You keep repeating your words.”

“Because you’re not listening. Just go away. Leave me alone. Who cares anyway? Who cares if I’m feeling like this? No one does. So don’t pretend that you do.”

*Notes:
- Scared Anime girl art print on canvas pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the character in the story who is feeling scared

Does Fantasia Really Want To Be With The Spades Kingdom?

Thursday, February 16, 2017 No comments:
In the last episode of this series, we just found out from East that the people in Fantasia apparently chose to separate from the Diamonds Kingdom and become a part of the Spades Kingdom instead.

But if that’s the truth, then what exactly is the problem? If the people of Fantasia were the ones who made the decision, then what is there to complain about? It’s their life. Shouldn’t they have the right to be able to choose as they see fit?

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West believes that the people of Fantasia didn't
really vote to be with the Spades Kingdom. Is this true?

It looks like we’re still missing a lot of details when it comes to this story, so let’s see what else we can learn in this post.

“Uff, don’t call me Sapphire,” West says, in response to East’s words in the previous post. West frowns, almost, but not quite, scowling or perhaps that facial expression was actually a pout. “And that so-called unanimous vote was totally rigged.”

“Spa-” West started to say before quickly stopping. “Someone,” there was emphasis on the word and you could practically see and hear it being italicized, “Obviously rigged the results and made it seem like the people of Fantasia wanted to be one with the Spades Kingdom. But that’s, like, totally, completely not true at all.”

*Notes:
- This is part 65 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 64
- Blue-haired girl wearing blue-colored dress is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent 'Sapphire,' the nickname or term of endearment that East calls West

You’re Not Alone

Friday, February 10, 2017 No comments:
You stand alone at the edge of a precipice, tears falling down your face.

The winds blow harshly, ruffling your hair and your clothes.

The rain pours down in torrents, drenching you, soaking you to the bone.

The sky is dark as night, filled with nothing but darkness, an endless sea of black and more black.

This hope- it drains from you, and this light- you continue to seek it.

But it’s nowhere to be found.

And you think, why does any of this matter anyway?

You wonder why you keep trying, why you’re still here when everything’s a mess, when nothing comes of it.

You wonder why you’re such a failure. You wonder what would happen if you just let go and welcome oblivion.

You wonder if the other side is better. You wonder why you can’t find out.

You debate your choices.

But someone else makes the decision for you.

He approaches you, seemingly from out of nowhere, and wraps his arms around you. You return the embrace and cry your heart out in his arms.

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Sometimes, it can be really easy to forget that we're
not alone, that there's someone out there who cares. Don't give up

“Hey,” he says, smiling down at you, “Guess what? You’re not alone.”

You stare up at him, surprise and shock evident in your features. You try to speak, but no words come out and you wonder what you can say to that.

It doesn’t matter. Because he holds you tighter then presses a kiss to your lips, and, suddenly, the world doesn’t seem so bad after all and maybe, just maybe, things will start looking up now, at least you hope so.

Additional info: Yes, it would be nice if no one was ever alone. But, and it’s really quite unfortunate, there are some people that are alone or are feeling lonely even if they don’t want to be alone.

There are also those who might think that they’re alone and they would need to be reassured that they’re not alone, that there’s someone who cares about them and that will be there for them no matter what.

*Notes:
- Anime couple kissing art print on canvas pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the couple kissing in the short story

Why Did Fantasia Leave The Diamonds Kingdom?

Saturday, February 04, 2017 No comments:
Also known as, "The reason why Fantasia decided to be one with the Spades Kingdom?"

In the last episode of this series, we were able to find out that the Diamonds Queen and the Spades King were actually siblings and Fantasia originally belonged to the Spades Kingdom, but it was now a part of the Diamonds Kingdom.

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The Diamonds Queen was actually the sister of the Spades King

East interrupted West’s explanation in the previous post, so now let’s listen to what the former has to say about this topic.

“Yes, that’s right, Sapphire,” East says. “But, for whatever reason-” East deliberately chose not to state anything specific, hoping to reason with West and not get into a fight.

The people in Fantasia, comprising of both the Spades and Diamonds Citizens, as well as some minorities from the other kingdoms, all voted unanimously to become one with the Spades Kingdom again,” East explains.

“They all wished to return and be a part of the Spades Kingdom again,” East clarifies in case West didn’t get the words. “You cannot deny that, Sapphire.”

*Notes:
- This is part 64 of The Adventures Of The World’s Superheroes series, a story told in several short posts
- Part 63
- Girl wearing crown art print on canvas pic is from Amazon.com
- Pic is meant to represent the Diamonds Queen, the sister of the Spades King