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Updated on October 1, 2017 Rosana Clarkson moreThe authentic artwork is solely mine. This piece is a tribute to a beloved baby I lost, whom I am certain would have grow to be Oxley Barone.
Contact Creator “God…forgive me for what I’m about to do. It’s nothing personal. I’ve just been a bit pressured. You already know…the eviction discover. The abusive household. Oh…and the fact that I’m only one of those folks who by age four has lengthy since rejected all people so…hope you perceive.”
She sat alone at the top of the roller coaster on a horizontal section of observe, overlooking the Southern California bay. A hundred toes beneath her were the remnants of an abandoned theme park: a dilapidated merry-go-round, the skeletal remains of a Ferris Wheel, kiddie rides laden with trash and graffiti. The roller coaster itself was minus its train.
Sprawling before her in a chook’s eye view was a dark little pocket of Los Angeles. Infested with crime, violence and illness. The trademark of her existence. She shivered from a windy chill that wracked her rather too unseasonably for therefore early in autumn as the distant Pacific created a lonely backdrop of smoky, steamy pastels, together with the yellow of a wilting sunflower. Like my sallow complexion. Like my life.
She sat atop her windswept perch, rock blaring from a close by portable boom box. The flashbacks and bloody pictures of reminiscences long since repressed swarmed through her thoughts, a montage of horror far overwhelming her life. Rain was threatening. It all the time appeared God’s way of begging her not to, of telling her no. “Nice attempt,” she told the roiling clouds. “But not this time.”
When Don Henley, her absolute most favourite singer on this planet, began belting out All She Needs to Do Is Dance, she groaned. “Effectively. Maybe after yet another tune.”
She danced on prime of the gargantuan steel construction, popping and locking, not caring whoever is perhaps filming this or whoever thought she was loopy. If she was going to commit suicide, she might as well have enjoyable doing so.
She was too preoccupied with the Henley anthem and her dutiful self-pity to listen to the scream of an approaching motorcycle rise from the spiraling depths below. She sighed as the rider eventually joined her, whipping off his Wayfarers.
For all his strapping build, he had the face of any person’s little brother, with a perky button nose that gently turned up toward the solar to snatch up its splash of freckles. His expression was a mask of curiosity, and what she could have sworn was admiration about her grit. Certainly, scaling to the top of this monster alone was no straightforward feat.
The motorcycle growled; it was a 1985 Kawasaki Ninja 900, lower than a year outdated, yet already lined with miles of scarring and street debris. Its headlights angrily evident.
The wispy knight turned off the ignition and alighted his iron steed.
“You’re in my spot,” he grunted.
She simpered. “You’re in mine too.”
The man glowered at her, slouching, shifty-eyed. Clenching his jaw.
“Who are you?” he fairly shouted.
“Cawilan.” She gulped. “Cawilan Cease.”
The anomaly of that smoke-pluming cigar sticking out of that Baby Jesus face regularly registered in a method that made her new ordeal solely more surreal. He pitched it over the railing, much to her relief, as it didn’t flatter his rock star attractiveness.
A storm of sexy beast and infant Cupid, the man swaggered over in his bow-legged, John Wayne-like gait, his whole aura hardcore, gangsterish. Moving with a slight limp. A security pin glinted in his left earlobe. Baggy torn jeans hung off his practically emaciated waist. His ribbed spouse-beater clinged to his highly effective shoulders and prison-chiseled chest like a determined lover…and yet, he miraculously had the childlike, pristine sort of magnificence that appeared to start from the core of his coronary heart and didn’t know when to stop on the best way out. An elusive younger merman awash with complicated dynamics.
He grabbed her by the hair. “Whaddaya doin’ here? The place did you come from?”
“My mom,” she said. “But significantly, I was simply gonna leap off this roller coaster, after this tune,” she explained cordially; she sighed. “Cannot a lady even kill herself in peace?”
He launched her hair. “Oh. Properly, if that’s the case, don’t fret. After I take all of your cash and credit cards, I’ll gladly toss you off.”
The sunset had superior into a psychedelic array of colors, the falling solar tracing its remaining flares over the waves, a quietly offended scarlet sphere on the horizon.
Although she initially had thought the man’s shoulder-size mop of curls was blond, she saw it was truly the palest as it was doable for strawberry-blond to be. As he rummaged by means of her backpack, gathering her valuables, she clocked and assessed him, quietly guaranteeing him to be nearly younger enough to be her son, no older than a man slowly getting into his mid-20’s. She’d never seen a face so incredibly cute. Like a child cameo’s.
“Cawilan.” He snorted. “What kinda stupid title is that?”
She shrugged. “Filipina.”
“You’re half proper.”
He smirked. “What’s the other half?”
He only appeared all that much more in awe of her. Part of him needed to kill her and part of him did not. She drank in his sharp, chiseled, excessive-boned options. His preternaturally blue eyes were downturned, enormous and darkly fringed with lush lashes.
He ran his hand over his almost hairless jawline, which was as sharp as a supermodel’s; the child’s curved, Cupid’s Bow lips pursed. “Mind if I dance with you before I kill you?”
She took his proffered hand; they danced to the Henley tune as a small tremor startled the park, the opposite rides creaking, swaying, toppling in sickly disarray..but, the roller coaster held its personal. Standing tall. Robust. It all felt strangely bracing.
“Why do ya wanna kill yourself?”
She shrugged, smiled. Admitting nothing. He looked like a cherub doll crafted out of gold, and then dipped in liquid pearls. The solid of his features have been feminine, with a flower-like symmetry. His hair and pores and skin had been like fresh strawberries and cream with the luscious scrumptious scents to match.
“What’s your curiosity in me?” Cawilan mumbled. “When I used to be your age, did not dinosaurs rule the earth?”
He snorted. “Well…how previous are you, Methusela? Like, twenty-four? Twenty-six?”
Her bright hazelnut eyes flew open. “You severely can’t assume I’m as young as you.”
The recent-confronted little man goggled at her, his perplexed grin carving deep dimples into his apple cheeks. Men sometimes ignored her, it’s why this drop useless gorgeous biker babe baffled her. This tumble of lush, strawberry-blond curls and long athletic limbs falling into her oppressive existence appeared unspeakable. For all that he frightened her, his overwhelming handsomeness rocked her world. And his dancing was off the hook. All dimples and bow legs and sexy hair flips. By no means thoughts his wonderful command of breaking, uprock, Hip-Hop and freestyle..the way he held her and moved together with her prompt a yearning to get to know her, relatively than to get one thing he needed from her. Oddly, his niceness frightened her more than his meanness.
“You age properly,” he said. “Like name-brand jeans. Softer. Extra snug. Worth goes up with time.”
His voice was a easy, silvery bass, as sultry as he was. His accent tinged with Bronx. Its cool resonance had a means of sending a chill sliding up your spine whether you requested for it or not. He fondled her hair, working his fingers through its warm tones of pecan, nutmeg and maple.
They were electric around one another. Whirling through the sky. Free spirits losing control. The demise of the theme park’s as soon as throbbing kinetic vitality appeared to resurrect via him, carrying her via a depth, angle and pacing that drove her wild. He had charisma in his model, a playful angle all his own. His early grownup flightiness appeared to complement her queenly, stately maturity. Her quiet, understated magnificence. Creating a colorful, explosive, altogether nice contradiction between them.
Each time she attempted to draw her arms around his waist, he winced and grabbed his aspect and stomach, doubling over. Grimacing. She’d cease and await him to proper himself, feeling guilty and anxious.
He would not show it, of course, but he wanted this as much as she did. In some way, she knew they’d finally discovered what they wanted to heal from their incredibly abusive pasts, a motive for dwelling, a mutual nurturance through which they might love and assist each other, exchange the sadness with a lifetime of properly-deserved laughter, joy and prosperity ahead.
“You by no means informed me your name.”
He frowned. That broad-awake, child doll face was getting the best of her. His pert chin. These dimples to die for. Those teeth shimmering like millions of moonlit opals. All of it doing humorous things to her coronary heart charge.
“Please inform me,” she cajoled.
He himself gave her his own low-key appraisal, at this mixture of sassy pixie and interesting tomboy. From her denim vest to her sky-blue halter dress. From her shaggy mullet to her Harley Davidson boots.
“You might have pretty skin,” he purred. “Like yellow roses.”
She was sure by now he was kidding, as she’d always hated her pores and skin. She gazed into those eyes. Historic, smoldering in that baby face. A pair of shattered sapphires on saucers. Hunted, haunted. Wounded and tortured far beyond endurance.
“You are like a Eurasian Barbie,” he continued.
They grooved on, releasing pent-up tension and vitality. Each of them, with out knowing it, making an attempt to fulfill a void in their lives, desperately in search of some piece of normalcy. If only for a moment. Gradually, they relaxed into a gradual dance to I Can Dream About You by Dan Hartman; she caressed his naked cheek. Creamy to the contact. Dewy and glowy as a spring morning. He appeared chiseled out of marble.
She found bruises and deep thumbnail markings on his throat. His muscle shirt was torn on the left strap, revealing extra bruises. And scars. Rounded, raised scars trailing down his collarbones and chest, which was nearly as hairless as his face.
She relished his musky, dewy, daisy-fresh scents of new manhood, mingling with aromas of fresh cotton, child powder and the residual traces of shattered childhood. His hair was a rose garden she wished to dive into.
“Are you in some sort of trouble?” she asked gently.
He released her with a jerk; he sat on the coaster observe, allowing his legs to dangle over the sting. She adopted in swimsuit.
“I do know we just met,” she stated, “however, you may talk to me about something.”
The perplexing boy-man chewed on the softness of his decrease lip. Averting his eyes. Deeply ashamed of his actions. The blue glow of his irises appeared to radiate into his eyelids, creating an eerie eye shadow. The skyward sweep of his lashes caught the sunshine of both sun and moon, sending both scattering in flurries of blue diamond dust.
“What’s up with all you dumb broads anyway,” he bit out, “thinkin’ you possibly can always change us bad guys.”
“Who mentioned I was attempting to change you?”
A smile quirked the nook of his girlish lips. He already had her smitten, and it each embarrassed and eluded him. So alpha, but so shy.
“I just can’t get over why a girl like you is alone.”
She seemed down. “Guys don’t suppose I’m fairly.”
“Properly, they’re silly. Or blind.”
She started at his words; the air, still twinged with summer’s balmy wetness, tickled their faces, lifted their hair in a gentle drizzle. His skin had now taken on a glorious, ghostly glow. An alluring ambiance, as if moonlit from within. Echoing, radiating, pulsing out with the night’s quiet lunar power, matching its milky pearlescence.
“Your title,” she implored, with extra authority.
He scowled. “Oxley Barone.” He grabbed her arm. “Do ya got any thought who you’re dealin’ with?”
She paled; she marveled that a man could be so tall, so muscle-sure, so hypermasculine, and but so weak and youthful and skinny all at the same time.
I can simply fly by means of the sky of these eyes. Those depths of blue ceaselessly.
He regarded in the path of the bay and leaped to his ft. Alarmed.
“Oxley, what’s wrong?”
He pressured her onto the again of the bike with him, packing up all their objects, including the increase box. She caught the look in his eyes…a thousand-mile, fearless-to-the-level-of-lunacy stare. Like sunlight flashing in a riptide. As soon as once more the intense lad exhibited to her his dashing smile, and it was her undoing.
The cocky cub launched the bike within the direction opposite of the one he’d regarded, of the one she’d climbed.
“Hold on tight!”
What occurred next was possible the closest she’d ever know to what it must be like to be caught by a tornado. As she wrapped her arms around his tiny center, she now saw her life flash before her eyes in a complete completely different approach as they slashed by the coaster’s varying dips, swoops and sharp turns, a pair of bare-knuckled brawlers owning the evening, soaring by way of the loop-the-loop as Cawilan’s shriek was misplaced in the wind, the world whooshing handed because the bike’s g-power mounted.
As the Ninja ripped up the loop, her physique went by means of its expected vary of sensations, the sky replacing the ground, threatening to tug her out of the bike saddle as the overpowering velocity glued her to her seat, heavenward, leaving her feeling as weightless as a hen. Yet, to Cawilan, it wasn’t merely an impromptu thrill trip, it was an experience of discovering who she was, what she was able to, strength she never knew she had, and as they reached the top, seeing no want for a harness for neither of them, she launched Oxley’s waist, throwing up her arms in a triumphant shout:
The feeling was transcendent. Unbeatable. This new proximity with her dancing doll brought her into new tactile pyrotechnics; he had the body of both a dancer and a warrior. As lethal and battle-hardened as his sensible, sweet gaze.
Their hair sprayed out behind them like fireworks because the bike completed its full 360 degree turn and then moved them out of the loop, again onto ground level, where Oxley introduced them out of the theme park with a renewed urgency. What is he working from?
A deafening blast exploded from behind them. She felt a wall of intense heat observe them for several blocks because the carnival and its surrounding vicinities fell away behind them into oblivion. Swallowed up in flames.
He skidded to a halt in a small, secluded industrial space close to the rock-ribbed shore and an accompanying lighthouse, each of them nonetheless shaking. Hyperventilating. The youth turned to look at her, eyebrow raised.
“You actually do have a friggin’ demise wish, huh?”
She shrugged. “Beats doing laundry.”
His hair was now a brand new model of floppy and sexy. He cupped her cheek, making goosebumps rise on the again of her neck. Turning her coronary heart into paradise.
She now noticed what he saw in her. An avid adventurist. An adrenaline junkie. A nocturnal, life-on-the-edge thrill seeker. Similar to him. There was lightning in his eyes. He made her feel so…alive.
“How was it?” he requested.
She smiled. “kinda like getting to know you. Only not as enjoyable.”
The lighthouse illuminated his curls, giving them the rosy illusion of pink. His eyes had been so pretty they rivaled the stars. His fresh buttercup pores and skin was now the translucent gold of champagne. His face so neonatal yet his physique so manly. He was dizzyingly gorgeous.
“What occurred again there?” she requested. “What did you see?”
“The much less you understand the higher.”
His cherry bomb lips snatched hers in a rush of crimson smoke. Kissing Oxley was like burying her nose right into a bouquet of newly blossomed geraniums. She felt tingles throughout.
He whispered something tender to her in Italian, his locks hugging the swan-like curve of his neck into his shoulder, making a silky, exquisite marriage between gold and platinum. He was an exquisite catastrophe, this apple-cheeked pirate. This California merboy with a shark’s tail. He took her breath away.
“How come you don’t hate me?” he asked.
She took his hand. “Because I don’t think this is actually you.”
“Cawilan…you don’t even know what I’ve finished.”
“I do not care what you’ve got executed. If you actually wished to hurt me, you’ll have by now…How can I clarify to you in just a couple of minutes, Oxley, that you’ve given me way more happiness in a short time than anybody in my whole life ever did, most likely ever will? Can’t you see?” she supplicated. “My life is unhealthy anyway. I don’t have anything to lose.”
“Sorry to listen to that, Gorgeous.”
He checked out her with sheer admiration and awe, a glance she’d not often acquired from men, from anyone. He noticed her as whole and good as she noticed him, and she could not imagine it.
“If you’re deluded enough to think you’ll ever get me to do a complete 360 from bad to good, Cawilan Cease, you bought one other suppose comin’.”
“In case you didn’t notice it, Oxley Barone, you just did a full 360, with that crazy stunt again there. You simply proved you can perform the unimaginable. You made me wish to stay once more. You changed me for the higher. It took me so lengthy to search out you, and i only came out stronger and nearer to God because of this. You have been effectively worth the wait.”
He stared at her, spellbound. “And prefer it or not,” she continued, “I did, in some way, change you too. And all for the higher.”
He blinked at her, speechless, and restarted the bike. Finally discovering his voice, the firebrand young buck jauntily asked, “So you really do not care how a lot hassle I get you in, as long as you’re in trouble with me?”
“Properly, I might lose my freedom, my security and perhaps even no matter remains of my recognition however…okay.”
The Ninja charged by means of the night time, carrying them into the unknown. His hand never relinquishing hers. She clinged to him, resting her head on his muscled back between his shoulderblades. Realizing they may always remember their previous trauma, nor invalidate the injury it could trigger to a soul; yet, no matter what others had carried out, and would proceed to do, Cawilan thought, no one, not even Oxley himself, might ever take this away. Regardless of where this journey would take them, for now, for the first time ever, her life was perpetually perfect.
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