Head in the Clouds

There was rarely time during the Academy to have my head in the clouds. But I had my dreams – aspirations. My dreams rarely came to me at night. I didn’t dream about my adult glory days. Nightmares plagued my nights, so the little time I had free I rarely thought about my future. I…

Tourist

I’ve never considered myself a tourist, though I have been all over the United States, Canada and Mexico. But those are all for work. Being a hunter in the United States means that you tend to travel a lot. I’ve seen both oceans, the gulf of mexico from different points of view. I’ve slept under…

Deprive

Being the ward of the Venatori you are deprived of a great many things in life. The first and foremost is the freedom of choice. You are given what you are to wear with no choice. Unless you have a benefactor who cares – which I did not. But it comes with a lot more…

Wrong Answer

Simon and Izzy had danced most of the night away with very little stopping between. She grinned happily at me as she and her boyfriend slipped out without saying good-bye to anyone. Lily had kept an ever watchful eye on Ant until someone approached her and she was off in an instant dealing with whatever…

Dancing

When we finally got up and left the room Izzy had grabbed my hand and was leading me towards the door. She grinned back at me, “The others won’t go dancing with me, but you will. Won’t you?” The smile was seductively sweet and I fell into step with her. I wrapped my arm around…

The Clave

I had eaten everything else that I’d made. Jace had come back for seconds disappointed. Our night progressed slowly with nothing really to do. Jace and Clary were snuggled up on one of the frilly couches that adorned Magnus’ apartment. Simon and Izzy were luring on the floor entwined in each other’s arms. Alec and…

Mountain

It’s not news if you’ve been following me around at all, but I was born in the mountains – Boulder, CO specifically. I don’t remember much about them before I left at the age of 5. What I do remember is watching the mountains grow smaller as we drove to Denver. First them loomed over…

Transformation

Like the caterpillar to the butterfly we all make a transformation. My life has gone from one big pile of crap to another pile of crap and on and on until we are today. Such is life. I am no longer that scared little boy who longs for his mother’s love. I am still afraid…

Decisions to be made

Alright, I’ve decided that I can’t keep two writing blogs moving.  I will be moving The Mind of Nox over to AJ’s Voices.  Nox will still keep his ramblings going, but it’s easier for me to do so in one place. So hop on over to AJ’s Voices. I will be moving the posts from here…

A Way Home

We’d been less than successful at figuring anything out. Other than the fact that our mere presence seemed to trigger demon portals. Magnus was down. I was spent. I could hear Ant in my ear, “You stupid stupid boy.” But he was helping me stand while Alec took care of Magnus. We wouldn’t be portalling…

Kill Them All

The same group of people that had gone to the warehouse the day before went today – minus one dead mage. It was still troubling thinking that someone from this world wanted me dead. It made me wonder what sort of problems I was causing back home too that I was crossing dimensions like that….

Stupid Mage

Magnus portaled us into the institute with ease. I wasn’t the only one losing my lunch. Though I had come prepared this time, my own trash can. Alec had laughed at me. He wasn’t laughing now while they cleaned up blood. He commented. “Must be your world.” He took me down to the cage with…

Waking Up

I woke up in his so-called room back in Brooklyn. I saw the familiar form of Ant sitting by the door. I rolled my eyes, “No one is going to hurt me in my own bed.” Ant turned to look at me with his dark eyes and pointed a finger at me. “You’ve been gone…

Greater Demon

Magnus shook his head. “We need to find it first.” Ant asked from the shadows, “What am I looking for?” Everyone looked around for him and he released the obsfucation and was standing just behind me with a flaming sword in both hands. He continued. “I can search quickly in the shadows, if it’s here…

Dead Summons

Alec stood up and made me as well in one swift motion. “Go get something warmer to wear.” I looked at him but the one the blue eyed archer returned was one I wasn’t about to back talk. He had that I am leader hear me roar look on his face and I did as…

Losing Hope

Days crawled by. Everyday pretty much the same – reading dry books, waiting on Magnus’ friends to finish the translation only to have to get another reference piece to move forward. At first, Alec did his best to distract me, but there had been more demon attacks, and each one for no apparent reason. The…

Brooklyn Loft

Alec had sent his siblings a text. I hadn’t realized that the blonde was his brother as well. Looks could be deceiving I supposed. But neither of them replied, which meant one of two things – they were hell deep in high water, or they were off making out someplace. Since if they were in…