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your word is everything
your decree my every command,
even when I find the loopholes you leave
I find myself checking over my shoulder for you
my quest for your approval is littered with mines
secrets I cannot tell you
I protect them under every trick you taught me outside of the book
long codes and false names
no matter how secure the clouds above,
my secrets remain in Swiss vaults under mountains where dragons lurk
for you only see thunder in the skies
every time I am hit
no matter how small the wound
your knight remembers
and even though I may call myself a queen
I am only your successor,
I cannot overrule you, my king
I cannot wound the one who gave me so much of myself
@thepensword Next session is in less than a week, I'll post on how it goes. (chaotically because I don't have a planned storyline and I'm literally just letting them loose in a town)
after the two week shutdown, this is more about the slam than i thought. I will miss all of you so much when we inevitably get shut out again. This site is so helpful for us sharing our ideas, our thoughts, and our creativity.
more importantly, beautiful. I’ve missed your words.
...this poll feels targeted hrhfjdjsk
@Fullmetal Sorcereroh my god yes of course that's perfect
Edit: I chose Jenkins as my camp name
Yes give it to her! My best friend and I are like that too. We haven't gone to school together since kindergarten.
What's your dream travel destination?