by; Deandra Lily
PRELUDE; written by the Author’s P.O.V
Though you don’t know it because I never ended up finishing RHH, Deandra does, in fact, die at the very end. Too bad you won’t have the time to cry over it because another ‘Deandra’ appears in Weiss. Hey, I’m not saying that its the real Deandra. For all you know, its a fucking fake!
Note: The world in which Weiss occurs is called “Resonance”. It is the world in which ALL my stories occur.
End of RHH
“I’m sorry, Rianne … Tori.”
Rianne couldn’t stop the tears from falling anymore.
“Why? Why didn’t you tell us earlier? Aren’t we your friends?”
Deandra laughed weakly, most of the bottom half of her body already ashes. “I didn’t realize it soon enough. Even if I did, it wouldn’t have changed anything.”
Rianne clenched her fists. “Idiot! You don’t know that! We could’ve helped …”
Deandra didn’t reply. She looked at her hand. “Funny. I’m burning and yet I don’t feel a thing.”
Rianne wanted to run to her. She wanted to her out of the flames but Tori grabbed her shoulder. The raven-haired turned to him with the fiercest glare she could muster but with her tears, it wasn’t convincing.
“Tori … go find a real girl to fall in love with.”
Deandra smiled. “That could’ve been the last thing I’ve ever said.”
The other boy smiled back. “But it wasn’t.”
“Witty to the very end. Thanks.” She closed her eyes.
“WAIT! Deandra! Don’t go! PLEASE! I-” Rianne screamed fighting back Tori’s grasp.
“It was fun while it lasted … Me-”
The flames vanished. Rianne’s eyes widened and her tears stopped for a second. Tori looked away and clenched his fist ’til his nails dug into his skin.
That was what the ending of RHH was supposed to be. It was during a Christmas Masquerade. A few days before, Deandra had agreed to be Tori’s dance partner. The hopeless twit was happy. Way happy. But he realized it was too unlike Deandra and when she didn’t arrive at the Masquerade on time, he Tori got worried and went to look for her. Along the way, he bumps into Rianne who has the same worries. The both of them find Deandra at Azure Lake. And thus the whole conversation above.
(note: RH occurs in everyone’s first year of high school. Meaning everyone (excluding Korin and Tori) are 15-16. Korin and Tori are both 17 … there are THREE years of RH)
Ever since, Tori’s been in a state of depression. Rianne starts blaming herself for a lot of things and is unable to fully recover either. Unlike Tori, Rianne rotated between happy and manic and depressive stages. She also developed a fear of fire.
Tori actually leaves the school at the end of their second year to look for Deandra and no one had the chance to stop him. Tori is basically the Takayuki of RH.
Rianne’s state becomes extremely unstable and she starts throwing fits more often. Hell, she even sent Korin to the hospital with a broken arm once. Soon the two start arguing a lot and before their third graduation the two break up.
Mirielle, Alina and the others, in the meanwhile, tried their best to patch things up but it was to no avail.
Rianne ends up running away to Nothern.
After graduation (2 years after Deandra’s death), Alina becomes a teacher at RH and Mirielle becomes Temperance’s (Korin-tachi’s band) un-official manager.
As I said in my previous post, Mirielle and Lauren and Alina and James are still dating.
Korin, after Rianne’s leave, goes from unconditionally kind to unreasonably cold. He becomes stoic, indifferent and distant to everyone and no one is ever sure what he’s thinking about anymore.
Lauren, the once extremely shy kid, becomes more outgoing and outspoken. Though he still has some self-confidence problems he is a much brighter person than before.
James is still a geek but he is less ‘geeky’ and ‘annoying’ than before. In his free time from the band, he runs a popular online-game called “resonance” (shameless plug and world name irony)
Mirielle is still … Mirielle. Happy, bubbly and perceptive.
Alina has relatively stayed the same. Albeit, she has started to see things in less objective way and has become more honest to her own emotions.
In a nutshell!
- Alina is a teacher at Royal Heart and is still in contact with Mirielle and Temperance boys. She is still dating James.
- Mirielle is Korin’s band’s un-official manager. She is still dating Lauren.
- Temperance: Korin (guitar, back-up vocals, lyrics/music), Lauren (lead singer, lyrics/music), James (drums)
- Korin became cold, stoic and distant. He is no longer dating Rianne.
- Lauren became more outspoken.
- James became … less annoying.
- Rianne is Nothern working as a model. She is no longer dating Korin. She has not spoken to anyone from Royal Heart since she left.
- Tori is Southern without a job looking for Deandra. He plays songs on his guitar for money. Yes, he sings and writes his own music.
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Here’s a crappy paint-made geography of Resonance. I never said this (or maybe I did) but Resonance is (in my mind) a world hovering above ours. It extends from North America, Europe, Russia, China and Japan. Just so you know, this is also the world Dark Crimson occurs in. Both stories occur nearly at the same time.
When we see Tori in Chapter One he will be with DC’s main character Scythe and Kira asking them help. Yeah, I love shameless plugs.
All is said and done.
While waiting, enjoy this teaser of Chapter One
“Deandra!” Tori exclaims again making the young girl turn around.
The man beside the young girl gave Tori a strange look before turning to his companion who Tori thought to be Deandra.
“D’you know him?”
The girl shook her head. “No.”
Tori walked drunkenly towards the girl. The depth of his hopelessness and fatigue (as well as his insanity) showing in his green lobes. Two years of aimless travel did not do him well. He couldn’t even hear that the girl denied being Deandra.
Tori put his hand on her shoulder and sunk in unconsciousness. “De … andra …”