Small Hiatus

Sorry everybody, but I seem to have bit off more than I can chew.

Figuring out how to balance school and writing with very little off time (most of my off days are super busy) on my plate at once is definitely challenging. I’m trying really hard to balance it all, but the small cracks in my plate are starting to grow, so I am going to need to take a small hiatus again. The classroom phase of my cosmetology program will wrap up around the end of October, and then I will be on the floor full time. Once I’m on the floor full time doing services, I will not be as busy as I am now.

I would also like to write a few more chapters/specials/things in advance so I could still update (or, at the very least, post something extra) when I become super busy again (because we all know it’ll happen sometime), so I am hoping that this hiatus will end in early to mid November.

If I can post something before then, I will, but I seriously doubt that I will be able to post on a regular schedule again until then.

I’m really sorry to keep doing this to you, but if I continued to try and add regularly updating to my schedule…things would not end well. The updates won’t be as good of quality as they could be, and neither you or I would be happy with low quality updates.

I really, really am sorry about this, but it is for the best, and it is not permanent. Once my schedule isn’t as busy, I will reply to all the comments left during this time.

Thank you so much for understanding. :]

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Gen 6 ~ Strawberry Clementine ~ Chapter Five

Chapter Five: The Roommate

“Yes, I’m Strawberry,” I responded automatically, the words leaving my mouth without a moment to spare. Relief flooded in his eyes, and he smiled at me once again.

As I gazed at the man, it became increasingly clear that he knew who I was, but I was convinced that I’ve never seen him before. I combed backwards in my memory, trying to recall if I have ever crossed paths with him before. Surely if we had met, or even if I had just seen him around campus, I would recognize him. I always had been able to identify faces rather well. After a quick search, I came to the same conclusion. I haven’t seen – or encountered – this berry anywhere…and yet he seemed to know me…did we know each other? Suddenly I wasn’t too sure. Have we met before, and I just don’t recall? I studied his features more closely, shifting through my memories one more time as my smile wavered.

“Could you refresh my memory,” I questioned, my eyebrows scrunching together, “have we met before?”

The blue berry shook his head, “Ah, no,” he started, the words pouring out of his mouth, “we haven’t met before. I’m Royal, Nepal’s roommate.”  Continue reading

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A note about future updates

Starting tomorrow, I am going to be a full-time cosmetology student. For the first three months or so I will be strictly in the classroom portion of the school doing quizzes, tests and homework. Everyone I talked to informed me of the same thing – the first two weeks of class are the hardest, most intense weeks there, and once you’ve gotten past that, it’s usually smooth sailing.

I wanted to let you all know so nobody would panic – this is in no way, shape or form, me canceling or quitting the rainbowcy. This thing is my baby, I adore it to no end, and I will continue with it. I just wanted to warn you that I might not post anything at all during the next few weeks (probably three weeks at the max) as I adjust to life as a cosmetology student…or it might not be as intense as everyone says and I will be able to post an update.

I honestly don’t know what it’ll be like, so there is no way to know whether I’ll have time to post or not at first. So…the upcoming updates for the next few weeks might be a little delayed, but it will not take me months between updates like it previously had been. I have a few chapters stockpiled in case something happens and I cannot write at all that week for some reason. I do not plan on leaving you all hanging again.

Once I get out on the floor, I should have more time freed up (because I won’t have to study as often/do as much homework) so the updates should be more frequent.

My days off are Sunday and Monday, so from now on, the updates will most likely be posted on one of those days.

I’m sorry that this wasn’t a really interesting post, and I don’t want to put anybody off who was here for the story only, but I wanted to clear up any confusion that might occur due to this :).

I apologize greatly for how long it has taken me to get generation six rolling, but if you’ve stuck with me this long – or even if you’ve just discovered this blog/story – THANK YOU, and I am positive that it’ll be worth it. <3

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Gen 6 ~ Strawberry Clementine ~ Chapter Four

A/N: I am so, so very sorry about how long it has taken me to get this chapter out. I know that the time span has been ridiculous, but I’m working really hard on trying to stick to a regular-ish schedule. Thank you so much for being patient with me and sticking with this rainbowcy. I hope you enjoy the chapter! :]

Chapter Four: Strange Occurrences

The soles of my flats slapped lightly against the pavement with every stride I took. The familiar old, gray brick exterior of the library sat a couple hundred feet in front of me, and even though I was closer to the building than I was five minutes ago, I still feared being late. Ever since we started to meet in the library on Thursday nights over a month ago for study sessions, I have never once been late. Not even when I was completely swamped with homework. I always made sure that I arrived on time. Being late was the ultimate sign of rudeness; with being late, I would give off the impression that I did not care if I inconvenienced others, which was definitely not the case. As Mom would say, I cared too much if I inconvenienced others.

From the moment I had been able to control it, I made sure that I was never late for anything. I had learned my time management skills when I was very young, so it shocked and appalled me that I had lost track of time while helping Almond with her Psychology 101 coursework. Since I took AP Psychology while I was still in high school, I was able to skip both entry level psychology courses in college (while still earning a college credit for each), which made me the prime candidate to help Almond out.

I arrived at her dorm after both of our classes for the day were finished, and I knew exactly what time I had to leave by in order to make it to the library on time. Although, today, I completely neglected to look at the time, and because of my irresponsibility, I was going to be late. As I continued to berate myself, I quickened my pace once again.

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Separated

Separated

I gripped the side of the railing lightly, so I wouldn’t break it, as a gust of wind blew past me. I could feel it ruffling my hair, but that was when all feeling stopped. I closed my eyes and let out a deep sigh, and wished for the thousandth time that I could feel the temperature of the wind. I could almost imagine it, nice and cool against my sweaty forehead, throwing my hair around in a hurricane as I tilted my face towards the sun. I could almost imagine how the warmth felt on my face.

But I would never feel the cool breeze of the wind ever again. I would never get sweaty ever again. I would never embrace the sunlight ever again. If I tried, I would meet my fading.

There was no point in wishing for things that were never going to happen again.

I felt a slight, sudden pressure on the right side of my body, just above my hip, and I opened my eyes. I had heard him approach me from behind, but I didn’t do anything to stop him. I glanced down, and a small smile take over my lips. I recognized the dark blue hand that was on my side.

Falcon.

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One Way Ticket

One Way Ticket

There was no pain.

No shearing pain, or throbbing pain, or pulsing pain. There was no fire in my veins, no ice. There wasn’t even the kind of pain I had experienced when my fingers were broken or when I had been stabbed. There was absolutely no pain at all. My last, groggy thought had been about the lack of pain I felt.

And then there was darkness.

When I awoke sometime later, the gums in my mouth were sore. I could feel the brand new addition in my mouth, poking the inside of my bottom lip and some poking the inside of my upper lip as well. I could also hear everything crystal clear, even the smallest sound of a fly flapping their wings nearby to the sound of car tires on the road in the distance. My vision was excellent; nothing was swimming anymore, and my sense of smell had also increased.

And my throat burned with the desire of blood.

* * *

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Two Year Anniversary

Two years ago today, Until My Color Fades Away was born.

Wow. Two years. It honestly doesn’t seem like it’s been that long. It seems like it was just yesterday that I was writing and plotting Crescendo’s generation. Unfortunately, I do not have a special to share with you all (the only thing I could come up with was an exact replica of the One Year Anniversary Special, and it didn’t feel right reusing it/making you all read it again for a second time) but I do feel that the occasion needs to be recognized.

Six heirs, five hundred and sixty-seven pages on the forums, one thousand, seven hundred and thirty-five comments on the blog, fifty two thousand views, over a hundred blog followers and seven hundred and thirty days later, here we are. I absolutely love writing this rainbowcy, and it means a lot to me that you guys are enjoying it, even after all this time. I honestly cannot thank you all enough. I know that the updates have been extremely slow – something that I’ll apologize endlessly for – but the fact that you guys have stuck with me this long means the absolute world to me. Every comment, view, like, follow, etc makes my day. The story wouldn’t be what it is today without each and every one of you.

Here’s to another year! :]

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