Wings of Steel

October 1, 2008

The Great Destroyer: Act II

Filed under: Chapter Ten — Mao @ 9:35 am

He took her into his arms, gently cradling her head, his fingers moving through her soft hair. The ground beneath them had more life than this body and he felt it as the last tendrils of life escaped from her. Christian had never felt someone die before in this way and to him, it was more maddening than he had ever experienced. It tightened his chest and stole the breath from his lungs.

‘It isn’t your fault,’ he offered her, closing his eyes.

She was gone, her body empty of any life it had once held. A cold chill crept up Christian’s body as her head fell slack against his lap. He didn’t dare to look down, he couldn’t look death in the face. Instead, he turned his attention to Samaria, finally.

“What have you done?” His voice was barely above a whisper, but the weight of it more than any he had ever spoken before.

Samaria was beyond disgust. She glared down at him as if he were some cockroach scurrying about on the floor, “she was a tool, nothing more! What do I care about mere tools? They are to be used!”

“There is only one tool here, Samaria, and that is you.”

“H-how do you know my name?” She gasped, surprised, but her anger found its way to the surface once more. “Stupidity! The good has made you blind to everything! But that will change…”

Christian rose to his feet and while Samaria wished to be intimidating, she could not keep herself from taking a cautious step backwards. She watched warily as he drew near her with long, sweeping strides and a look of sheer hatred in his eyes.

“And who will change me, you?” His voice was weighted with a preternatural boom that shook her and bounced off the cavernous walls. “I would like to see you try!”

Samaria took another step back, trying to avoid his angry gestures, “I have given you what you needed! I have offered you assistance and this is how you repay me?”

His eyes narrowed into black slits, “no one controls me. No one!”

24 Comments

  1. Oh Samaria, you silly goose. What did she expect? Now to figure out why Christian would turn the tables and what he has planned.

    Samaria definitely underestimated Christian.

    Comment by E. Black — October 1, 2008 @ 10:11 am

  2. ZOMG,. woahhh, ok ok woahhhhh. TWIST MUCH?! TWIST MUCH?! Holy fo shiz. …Once again, woah, I can’t even come up with something smart; I’m just too blown away.

    Aww, thanks! But you should have known that manipulating Christian isn’t an easy task.

    Comment by Shirley — October 1, 2008 @ 10:13 am

  3. So the mouse catches the cat…not that Christian was ever anyone’s plaything. I keep trying to think of who Samaria reminds me of; can’t quite get it. Spoiled overconfident meangirl brat with too much power.

    Wonderful exchange between the two of them. and the scene between Christian and SSedot was heartbreaking.

    gorgeous, perfect shots, as usual!

    I’m really curious now! I hope you can think of it. She’s certainly a brat and she doesn’t have nearly as much power as she’d like to think. ;) I really felt bad for Ssedot, I was hoping that came through when I wrote the scene. Thanks!

    Comment by Beth — October 1, 2008 @ 10:35 am

  4. Holly cow!!! OMG!! stupid Samaria!!! hahaha everything she planned went wrong, but of course she is stupid! she thought so high of herself and she is nothing but another tool.. and the worst, she isa useless too… if Christian didn’t kil her, I bet Onael will!! :D hahahaha… or maybe Melissande!!

    Wonderful chapter, and till now you have kept the unanswered questions going on and on… which is great, the story ask for it.

    I’m really looking forward to next chapter, but then the end would be closer. and I will miss WoS so much!

    Really nice pictures, I love the one of Christian behind Samaria yelling at her, I wouldn’t want to be in Christian’s bad list… he sure looks scary!

    Great job, I’m still laughing at Samaria, lol that picture of her on the floor while Christians walks away is also awesome… it promises a hell of a story to come!!
    Can’t wait for more!!!
    Bravo!

    Thanks, Sandy! I’m glad you liked the pictures. Lighting is turning out to be immensely important in this chapter, haha. Which is a pain, but what can you do? Yeah, Christian isn’t someone you can control and Samaria has found that out the hard way. As for WoS ending, yes, it will be sad… but who is to say that’s truly where it ends? ;)

    Comment by sandybvv — October 1, 2008 @ 11:18 am

  5. Phew! I thought Christian was gonna get evil…
    I just hope it all works out in the end. Oh, the end…it really is near! :(

    Christian doesn’t have it “in” him to be evil. ;)

    Comment by Una — October 1, 2008 @ 12:18 pm

  6. OMG how funny, Samaria doesn’t know what to do with him now?! heh! Hmmm, even in danger Christian tries to play the hero. shame he cant save Ssedot.
    Hoo-boy.. I think Samaria bit off more than she can chew going after Christian!
    Wow go Christian! I dont think I have ever been more impressed with him than i am right now. oh ya Samaria is regretting it now i’m sure. and if she isnt… wait till her mom finds out .. bwahahaha!
    OMG. she still thinks of him as simply a half-breed like her? no wonder she did such a foolish thing. tsk tsk. she learns the hard way.
    great job Mao. Love the photos as always… oh i look forward to seeing what he has up his sleeve!

    LOL, she knows what to do with him, but she doesn’t have the power. Christian isn’t someone to trifle with, but he isn’t so cocksure that he always has to show it like his father. Yeah, Samaria was definitely stupid. They are not the same.

    Comment by ruby — October 1, 2008 @ 12:27 pm

  7. There are so many shots in this part that are brilliantly created. My favorites have to be when Christian is holding Ssedot, and then when he grabs Samaria. You have definitely mastered moving the characters into place so much so that I’m in complete awe.

    Anywho- enough about the technical stuff. YAY CHRISTIAN!!! <3 You are so awesome and fantastic, and caring and… ahem. God how I love to read him. Hehee! Samaria has another thing coming if she thinks she’s going to have Christian under her nails. HAHAA.

    Thank you! I really appreciate it. :D As for “mastering” it, hardly. It’s annoying and frustrating and half the time I don’t even get what I want to achieve. There are just so many folks out there who seem to do it effortlessly. It’s crazy!

    Comment by JMW — October 1, 2008 @ 12:37 pm

  8. Oh Samaria sweetie when will you ever learn. Hmmm Christian is HOT in more ways than one. I can totally feel the anger. Christian seems to have a master plan in mind and it sounds like he planned it to me. Run Nicolas Run! Great chapter Mao I was beginning to worry about you.

    I don’t think Samaria has quite learned her lesson yet. ;) Christian has a plan, but it isn’t something he’s had in mind for any length of time. Haha, thanks! I’m alive, just busy.

    Comment by Detris — October 1, 2008 @ 1:09 pm

  9. Haha, Samaria just got PWNED! Now there’s the Christian I love to see! :D We see so much of his niceness and angstiness that I feel like I sometimes forget just how completely badass he can be when the situation calls for it. He and Beryl are really converging here, both harnessing their strength even though at one point we weren’t sure they had any left. *Is proud*
    Of course, I know he’s not safe yet…I’m sure you have more tricks up your sleeve. ;) But still. Nice to see both Christian and Beryl armed and ready to kick ass and protect one another.

    Yeah, Christian definitely hides his strength. It isn’t necessarily intentional on his part. You’re completely right, Christian and Beryl are both finding their inner-strength and tapping into it. There’s a reason for it, and I do have tricks up my sleeve! Thanks!

    Comment by Cassie — October 1, 2008 @ 1:12 pm

  10. A moment of silence… Okay I’m done. Too short, Mao! But it makes me feel better that he wasn’t completely tricked. something leads me to believe that he was fooled for a while, but woke up. Hey, isn’t Onael headed their way? Ooooh, fight!
    Yeah, short, but so was this! :(

    Sorry for the shortness! But there’s so many scene breaks I can’t combine them into one Act. It gets confusing and messing. :(

    Comment by Fini — October 1, 2008 @ 2:17 pm

  11. Finally! I waited up all night waiting for this update! But then I went to bed…haha.

    Ooooh. I think I get it…
    So Christian “planned” to come here and follow through with his plan I’m positive involves Melissande and Nicolas. Alright, that makes sense.

    The question that gets me is if Nicolas is gonna live..I mean, he’s awakened. And he’s a bad boy now. Plus Christian threatened him me thinks. Maybe he’ll overlook that promise for the good of the world.

    Sorry! Didn’t mean to make you wait, LOL! Melissande and Nicolas will be coming into play, but Christian doesn’t necessarily realize that yet. ;) As for the confrontation between Nicolas and Christian, I’m not quite sure how that’ll go. Christian did say he’d kill Nicolas if he saw him after what he did to Valerie.

    Comment by Eva — October 1, 2008 @ 2:47 pm

  12. Oh, I was so happy to notice this update! Extremelly happy, I would say, he-he!
    The shots are fantastic! I expected Christian to be in big trouble, but he seems to have taken the situation to his strong male hands… I feel so much releived! Hope, he won’t get in a bigger trouble… with enemies all around!

    Hi there, thanks! Christian has definitely turned the situation around… but things are not always as they seem. ;)

    Comment by Kathy — October 1, 2008 @ 3:57 pm

  13. Firstly I want to say excellent writing, beautiful screen shots as always, your lighting is always perfect… 80)

    Oh how terribly sad for Ssedot, although she did aide the culprit. And what a stunning description of her death, definately the tenderness of Christian. (He’s my fav and I am still rooting for him and Beryl, although somehow I dont feel it will be, *sigh, I am such a romantic, 80P…)

    GO Christian GO!!! Tell the bleepity bleep, LOL! Mao that was a truly anger and tension filled scene, between Samaria and Christian. I think she is beginning to finally understand that she truly f-up.

    And OH WOW!!! I Love how Chris. Turned the tables on the ego driven Samaria, especially loved how he told her that it was him that tricked her and she should wonder why he accepted. But my favorite is how he tells her she is not worthy of death… PERFECT, let the Bleep suffer. LOL

    She is in such denial, There is quite a bit of Eckard there in Christian isnt there, although C is definately much more kind and loving. Doesnt seem nearly as jaded. And the plot thickens….

    Wonderful Fantastic update!!!! now I have to wait for next week, lOl…

    Thanks! It’s definitely not easy and half the time I am grumbling to myself, thinking about how awful looking they are. At least you guys appreciate them, LOL! It’s the perfectionist in me–nothing is ever good enough! You are so right, there is plenty of Eckhard in Christian and vice versa. Sesana says this, even if Eckhard denies it. They just express and repress different qualities.

    Comment by Cheripye822 — October 1, 2008 @ 4:31 pm

  14. Caring Christian, to angry Christian, to protective Christian.

    All very hot Christians.

    Why is he constantly being underestimated? I’m so ready for him to really rip someone’s head off, so maybe people will begin to realize that he is not one to be messed with…

    Haha, poor Christian… he’s smoking! ;) You’re right, it sucks, but the good guys are usually seen as “weak”. Christian is hardly weak.

    Comment by Veron — October 1, 2008 @ 7:17 pm

  15. Better late than never right, I’m all caught up.

    The act before had me laughing, Beryl definitely has an attitude, and one that probably shouldn’t be messed with. I love her zest, and I’m glad she gave Eckhard crap as good as he likes to dish it out.

    And ‘YAY’, for a moment I was very worried about Christian. But I’m glad to see he has a master plan. Silly Samaria, thinking she could actually control Christian, Ha!

    Hey, Taryn! Hehe, yes, Beryl and her ‘tude are in full force with this chapter. Should be a nice callback to KiD. ;) Christian doesn’t necessarily have a master plan, but he did escape that little mess.

    Comment by Taryn — October 2, 2008 @ 3:20 am

  16. Samaria certainly bit off more than she could chew, but I can’t imagine she would give in just with his threats. She is a bit to obsessed with him, and I can almost see this feeding her more, if he can be more so could she. Christian, why do I think even if you didn’t kill her, you should have incapacitated her somehow…?

    Christian has a lot of Eckhard in him and while he didn’t physically hurt her, she’s been mentally bitch slapped, haha. Don’t mess with someone beyond your own power level! You’re definitely right, this hasn’t taken her out of the bigger game…

    Comment by goodbye_sun — October 2, 2008 @ 9:09 am

  17. I am so confused…O_o

    Aww, I’m sorry! It should make more sense as we go along.

    Comment by Tiffany — October 2, 2008 @ 5:28 pm

  18. Christian has a lot of strength in him. Perhaps Samaria should not have had someone die in his presence. I think that tipped the scale in the end. To have someone die in your arms would be a very powerful thing.

    You are completely right, Ssedot’s death really sent Christian over the edge. Especially because it is partially his fault. So he turned his guilt into anger, but that only means he’s going to crash…

    Comment by Ysbal — October 3, 2008 @ 3:26 am

  19. !!! YEAH CHRISTIAN!!! FIGHT FOR YOUR WOMAN!

    LOL! Phil, you always crack me up.

    Comment by Phil — October 4, 2008 @ 1:27 pm

  20. Another powerful chapter Mao. I don’t why how Samaria thought she would be able to control him or even presume to be stronger. On a good day, Christian’s temper is frightening. I can only imagine the dark rage that consumes him right now.

    Be afraid Samaria, very afraid of not only your dear mother but Christian. He won’t easily let go of Ssedot’s death at Samaria’s selfish hands.

    Thanks, Gayl! Samaria is silly, but she truly thought that she and Christian were equals. She was very much mistaken! If Christian didn’t have more important things to deal with, Samaria would be toast.

    Comment by Gayl — October 6, 2008 @ 11:30 pm

  21. Hey Mao! I know I haven’t commented in a while but it doesn’t mean i haven’t been reading!!! Gooooooooo Christian- he is officially my favorite character

    oh yeah- you should really think about putting all of this together as a book or comic

    Hey, Liz! Good to see you are still around. :D Christian definitely has his moments. As for anything else, this is just a sims 2 experiment and I’m having fun with it.

    Comment by Liz — October 7, 2008 @ 8:23 pm

  22. *waves a “Go Christian!” banner*

    I absolutely adore Christian in this Act, and as the others have said we see different sides of him all in one sitting. He should be mean more often … ;)

    Samaria really got her fingers burnt this time, and if she doesn’t find a way to dig herself out the hole she’s jumped in I think it’ll definitely be game over for her – will it be Onael or Christian who finishes her off though? Or maybe someone else.

    Haha, Christian definitely has a lot of mean in him. Perhaps we’ll see that at a later date. ;) As for Samaria, well, she’s living on borrowed time.

    Comment by Tanya — November 5, 2008 @ 4:18 pm

  23. Go Christian! What an awesome turn around. Samaria certainly had that coming. Now I want to see an Onael/Christian confrontation. Also maybe a happy (not!) reunion of the Koenig brothers.

    Samaria should have known better than to try and shackle Christian. That was just pure stupidity!

    Comment by Verity — May 2, 2009 @ 12:54 pm

  24. Okay…WOW! I have said it before but Christian is so badass. What a fantastic scene this was between Samaria and Christian – bet she’s sorry she ever tried to trick him!

    Poor Ssedot. That was very sad, her dying in Christian’s arms.

    Thanks, Carla! Christian actually kicks more butt later on. ;)

    Comment by Carla — January 5, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

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