Wings of Steel

May 21, 2008

Reflection: Act VI

Filed under: Chapter Eight — Mao @ 12:01 am

You gave me this
Made me give
Your silver grin
Still sticking it in

The longest kiss
Feeling furniture days
Drift madly to you
Pollute my heart, drain

You have broken me
Broken me
All your mental armor drags me down
Nothing hurts like your mouth, mouth, mouth

You gave me this
Made me give
You have soul machine
Broken free
All your mental armor drags me down
We can’t breathe when you come around
All your mental armor drags me down
Nothing hurts like your mouth

Bush, “Mouth”

“Why did you lie?” Eckhard demanded, his voice a little nearer to Sesana’s ear than she would have liked.

“I do not know to what you refer,” Sesana replied coolly. “I am waiting on Seer Valerie now. You should leave.”

Shocking the former Era, Eckhard gave her a shove. She stumbled forward, barely able to avoid falling into the pond. When she steadied herself, she gave him a terrible look.

“Have you gone mad?!” She snapped, the adrenaline pumping through her system causing her to shudder. She was wired now. If Eckhard wanted a fight, he was sure to get one at this rate. “What do you think you’re doing?”

“Perhaps I am just sick of dealing with you,” Eckhard replied callously, his eyes narrowed behind the dark lenses. His voice was low and grating, causing Sesana’s own rage to build. “You shouldn’t have lied, Sesana.”

Before Sesana had a chance to respond, Eckhard took hold of her arms. He tried to push her back, but Sesana caught herself. She fought back, trying to release herself from his hold.

“Stop this right now, Eckhard,” her voice was labored. She was stronger than him, this was for certain, but he had the upper hand. “What do you hope to achieve with this madness?”

“Peace of mind,” Eckhard said, his face impassive. He pushed her back, kicking her legs out from beneath her.

Sesana felt herself being propelled towards the water. The water stung her bare skin as it moved beneath her. Her vision blurred, obscured by the water that came up from all around, crashing hard against her skin. For a moment, she was submerged. Her legs instinctively moved beneath her, catching the bottom, and pushing her upwards. The pond was shallow enough for her to stand.


  1. So I’m sorta commenting while reading so if it’s a little jumbled…that’s why..
    OMG! The little wrestle fest they have going on might end up in some frisky business….

    Isn’t it a coincidence that Eckhard’s glasses finally broke? I was just thinking about it when I opened this chapter. Damn I’m good.

    I was right? AGAIN? I didn’t think they would actually do something for real! Tsk, tsk. Never put anything past Eckhard….I loved his appearance in this chapter..I’m happy he finally lost his sunglasses. And his hair tie..he’s so smexy.

    Haha, I love it when people comment while they read. It always amuses me the varied reactions they have throughout the Act! As for Eckhard’s glasses and hair… it was time for a change. I’ve had this planned awhile. Though his hair may not remain unrestrained, or at least, it will not mirror Christian’s. I’m glad everyone was surprised by them gettin’ it on.

    Comment by Eva — May 21, 2008 @ 12:25 am

  2. Ummm….

    Yes, yes. Good Act. A fight shall always come before friendship… I think.

    There was a lot of falling over in hat don’cha think? =D

    I forgot Eckhard was a vampire. Really good storytelling!

    I’m not really sure what this whole Act was about. Was it about Val and her safety or just mindless fighting?

    This was more to do with Sesana and Eckhard than anything else. Their dynamic has been building up to this for awhile. Of course, they also have some serious history. I mean, Christian is their child and all. You forgot Eckhard was a vampire? Ack!

    Comment by Dragongirl — May 21, 2008 @ 1:50 am

  3. Stone the crows – it’s a shame those two couldn’t stay together! I thought they were probably leading up to this, but still WOW :D Whatever will SU, and Christian, say if and when they find out? Nothing complimentary I’m sure. Why did Eckhard accuse Sesana of lying though, and is he right?

    I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, but from certain angles Eckhard reminded me of Nic in some of the shots. And he should definitely leave his hair down more often ;)

    Those poor crows! You keep hurling stones at them. ;) Haha, I’m glad you had an inkling before this Act occurred that they’d get busy. There’s too much history and tension there for them not to! Sesana lied to Sanctus Unus to save Eckhard’s ass when Sanctus Unus was reading Valerie the riot act. It was at the very end and veiled. Poor Eckhard! He would NOT be happy with that comparison.

    Comment by Tanya — May 21, 2008 @ 7:27 am

  4. *fans self* That was hot!!!!

    You should have seen the original scene’s version in my head… ;)

    Comment by Lisa — May 21, 2008 @ 8:23 am

  5. You know, when I was reading this I thought to myself “this usually leads to something else”, lol. And I was right!

    The chemistry between these two has always sparked whenever they’re in the same area as each other. I didn’t think they’d act on it however.

    But I think that Eckhard really needs to move past his love for Abigail, he can never have her now, nor could he in the past. You’d think he’d move on, but apparently he likes to hold onto a dream.

    Whats in his hand in the last pick? It almost looks like he’s got something sharp.

    Haha, yeah, anytime you see two folks with as much history and unresolved tension as these guys fight, you know what’s going to happen! I’m glad you noticed it beforehand, though. It means I did my job! Eckhard is weird, I don’t get him sometimes. The whole Abigail thing even boggles my mind, but it makes him who he is. That’s his finger cuff–he’s had it since WoS began.

    Comment by Taryn — May 21, 2008 @ 10:13 am

  6. WOW I knew there was still some spark between them although they need to reananlyze their methods of foreplay. LOL Poor Sesana will always be in the shadows of Abigail in Eckhards heart. Great chapter as always Mao.

    Hehe, you’re right! As for their idea of foreplay, yeah. We won’t go into the original scene I had planned. Thanks! You’ve very right about Sesana being in Abigail’s shadow. You can see she doesn’t care for it much.

    Comment by Detris — May 21, 2008 @ 10:14 am

  7. Well well well…we all knew that there was definite sexual tension between these two, but I was still a bit surprised when they acted on it…I thought they were too stubborn for that. ;) It is interesting how similar Eckhard and Christian are (and they really look alike when Eckhard has his hair down!) and yet each has such disdain for the other. They’re also both finally getting some! *giggle*

    Sexual tension is so much fun. Though, I admit, I enjoy it better than the result of it when it comes to writing! I’m glad the similarities between Christian and Eckhard are revealed. Though, Christian does take a lot of Sesana, too. Eckhard has always been getting some–he was getting some from Melissande not too long ago, actually, haha!

    Comment by Cassie — May 21, 2008 @ 10:28 am

  8. Oh Eckhard baby, what are you doing?! OMG, he can’t win against Sesana, we all know she’s stronger.. even he knows it. Oh well, no one said he was always rational.
    Oooooooo nice shot Sesana but did you have to break his sunglasses? They look so good on his handsome face.. I love his reaction, so stoic, so classic Eckhard “…how unfortunate.” I love that man!
    *bounces* I love these two … they’re vicious! Wow, I knew Christian looked like Eckhard, just didnt realize how much.
    *shivers* okay after this no one can argue with me.. Eckhard is one sexy vampire.. that was beautifully written Mao and wickedly intense.. love it!

    Oh, Ruby! You crack me up. :lol: I don’t think anyone disagrees with you, and you’ll be happy to know… those sunglasses are gone forever! He wore them to hide the fact he’s blind, but now that everyone knows, no need!

    Comment by ruby — May 21, 2008 @ 11:01 am

  9. You have outdone yourself! And that is hard to do!

    Every single emotion in play, anger, resentment, control, power, and old memory of desire zinging through all of them — wonderful piece of work!

    And the writing! I could write an essay about everything I admire here, but the line “you’re not a woman” and her sensational comeback — fabulous! And damn, those last final scenes, I’m surprised the water in the pond didn’t turn into steam!

    I don’t know which shot is my favorite — but I particularly admire when Sesana was pushed into the water.

    Again, plain flat out fantastic! Bravo!

    Gah, Beth! You are making me blush. ;b As for the shot with Sesana falling into the water–gah. That was a pain and a half. NEVER AGAIN! But I always say that and I yet I do it again, don’t I? Sigh. Thanks!

    Comment by Beth — May 21, 2008 @ 12:44 pm

  10. why the hell would he push her in the water after he helped him?! christ, he’s hot. ha, my brother think’s sesana’s hot. made me gag o.o

    i waaaaaant morrrrreeeee!!!

    You’ll have more… next week! Eckhard is weird like that. I think Sesana is pretty, too. ;)

    Comment by Alex — May 21, 2008 @ 3:15 pm

  11. Wow, this was so weird. I mean, the UST between them was powerful, that I did get, but the fight? What odd foreplay choices they have. Its nice to see Sesana being maternal (when she talked about Christian). I like Sesana. :)

    Eckhard, sigh. When will you stop being obsessed with that woman? He does indeed look like Christian, but different.

    They are fighting because that’s how their relationship is. It’s very tumultuous. Eckhard is annoyed at Sesana and angry at her and Sesana is just as angry and frustrated with him. Sesana is quite maternal! Shame we haven’t seen it yet.

    Comment by Josh — May 21, 2008 @ 3:15 pm

  12. WoS update on my birthday! A dream come true! AHHH Eckhard you are so cruel! I LOVE SESANA!!!!

    Happy birthday, Phil! :D

    Comment by Phil — May 21, 2008 @ 8:17 pm

  13. I still like Eckhard. Actually, he’s probably my favourite character in this story because everytime he comes on screen, I sort of sigh wistfully and wish that Abigail had loved him back.

    The new look softens his face a lot more than his glasses and ponytail.

    Now, how did I suspect that these two would end up naked by the end of this chapter. Their little wrestle was certainly heated enough to be a lover’s tiff.

    I’m still rooting for Eckhard. Call me weird but for some inexplicable reason, he really draws me.

    Hehe, it’s nice to see a variety of characters being favored. Eckhard is unredeemable, he’ll never be nice and he’ll never be good. Abigail loved Antony, but she also could never love Eckhard. The prequel will hopefully shed some light on that. :)

    Comment by Anghard — May 22, 2008 @ 12:07 am

  14. What does he think he is doing with that sharp finger cuff?! He better be careful with her! The direction that thing was heading was unnerving! ;)

    Great chapter, the whole time I kept thinking “Ok now start ripping each others clothes off”. Sesana is so pretty :)

    Hahaha! Tiana, I don’t think he’d be that evil. ;) Sesana has always been my favorite to take pictures of, both as a human and her otherworldly form. She turned out quite pretty.

    Comment by Tiana — May 23, 2008 @ 4:31 am

  15. That was awesome Mao. Your the best sim story writer ever. I even like Christian a little. Do you think you could maybe put the sims on the
    I would really like the sims in my game.
    Also how do you make them have normal skin tones if their vampires?

    Aww, thanks… you’re sweet, but there are some really awesome folks out there who do a much better job than I do. Trust me! I actually don’t put the sims on WoS up for download–for the most part, they make really ugly babies and it’s just drama I don’t need, haha. As for the vampire thing, they aren’t vampires, I’m just using cosmetic fangs. The game will always put an overlay on vampires, causing them to look bizarre. I do have a default replacement overlay from laverwinkle sims, though.

    Other people don’t describe the scenes that you can’t see as well as you.
    So there. AND PLEASE PUT THEM UP!!

    Haha, sorry. It’s been in KiD and WoS’ FAQ since day one, I don’t release the characters. It isn’t like their personalities come with, anyway.

    At least at the end of Wings of Steel,
    make Val have a few Nicholas babies.
    I have read Knock it Down and seen how adorable Val was as a child.
    Is she wearing contacts that hide her pretty eyes?

    Her eyes were scarred by Drusilla so they’ve changed and she’s blind because of the irreparable damage. No babies between Valerie and Nicolas. She’s the Seer, he’s evil and not interested.

    I’m probley being a pest now. But what about Christian and Beryl-I mean Ava babies? She may have a bit of nose but who knows?

    Err, I actually adore Beryl’s nose; she looks a lot like a character I’ve had with me for nearly nine years now. :) Spent a lot of time on it. WoS won’t have anything remotely resembling a happy ending, so yeah. I don’t really do that stuff, so you might wanna give up on the babies idea. :P (Hope you don’t mind, I condensed the conversation into one comment; makes it easier for people when they’re reading.)

    Comment by ze_Goddess — May 23, 2008 @ 8:25 am

  16. I have sort of been waiting on a bit of angry sex via these two, the tension was there and Eckhard doesn’t mind getting around a bit, even Melissande alluded to it being more a matter of “when” than “if”. What is interesting is the lengths at which they both try to piss each other off, really going in for the insults that sting the most. I’m certain they meant what they said, but it also made sure whatever happened it was mutual, neither one is specifically the aggressor (although Eckhard is already coming up with excuses before it really gets started).

    I wish I could have gone to the extent I had in my head, but I think this turned out to be a nice medium ground. Yeah, Sesana and Eckhard were out to hurt. Especially Sesana–she can be quite vindictive, but we’ve seen this both in WoS and KiD, haha. Eckhard always makes excuses, that’s what he does. The annoying bastard. ;)

    Comment by goodbye_sun — May 23, 2008 @ 8:50 am

  17. The whole first half of this update I was laughing. I’m glad they resorted to fists. Funny that after all this time, now his glasses would break, but then that is Sesana’s punch that provided that force.
    Okay, I now am seeing why certain other readers *coughRubycough* drool over the man so. With that look, I will say the man is hot.
    And another power struggle ending in sex. Like father, like son. But then, I saw it coming when he knocked her into the water. I just was off on the timing. I really enjoyed this entry. Thanks Mao!

    Haha, you’re welcome. ;) With Eckhard, though, it is a LOT more vicious. Christian loves Beryl and he would never hurt her or forgive himself if he ever did. Eckhard, now he was being forceful and had Sesana been a normal woman, would look like a battered spouse. But then again, so would he. The original working in my head was a LOT more violent, but this works, too. Provided you remember Eckhard is a careless bastard, haha!

    Comment by Infinity-Nevermore — May 23, 2008 @ 8:23 pm

  18. OMG, that was so hot…

    Haha, it pays to not show 100% when it comes to these scenes. ;)

    Comment by Tiffany — May 25, 2008 @ 8:29 am

  19. That was the ultimate breach of tension. Wow.

    Haha, yeeeah. Sexual tension issue? Partially solved!

    Comment by Veron — May 28, 2008 @ 10:38 pm

  20. I’m back! My comp died. OMG They have sex! PHWOAR! Hotttt. I loved this chapter. Sorry for the late comment as I said, comp died. Sexual Tension is so good, you’re such a good writer T_T If only I had half your talent man.

    Hey there, welcome back! No worries, my PC just died, as well. So I understand. Haha, thanks, but I’m not that fantastic.

    Comment by Shirley! — June 15, 2008 @ 1:43 am

  21. OMG!!! Hot hot hot!! that las part was steamy!!! :D lol

    I would have fall for Eckhard too, he is such a incredible attractive mysterious bastard!!!!

    I’m so ashamed…. I just realized that Sesana is Sesanahel!!! I don’t know why I didn’t make the connection before!!! Sometimes I’m really slow!! :D lol

    Anyway this chapter was very comic in a way!!! I can’t believe he pushed her to the water!

    after the whole thing, they couldn’t control their lust!!! :D so funny and so true!!!

    Haha, thanks! This Act was supposed to be a lot more disturbing, but I cut it down considerably. Let’s just say Sesana and Eckhard have an interesting way of getting hot and bothered. Violent much?

    Comment by sandybvv — August 27, 2008 @ 8:57 pm

  22. Oh my, I do understand now, still think there is more yet have to wait for you to say it, LOL!!!

    Silly Eckard, get over it….

    Although I have to say this was definitely a very, um… Very exciting chapter, I know I read it in the past, unfortunately sometimes I have to re-read, can be awfully slow at times lol. :)

    Oh, there is. But Eckhard has a chip on his shoulder the size of a boulder!

    Comment by Cheripye822 — September 14, 2008 @ 4:42 am

  23. Phew… that was rather steamy *fans self*. And so overdue. Talk about love-hate relationship.

    Eckhard looks so much hotter without the sunnies. Particularly in that pic where he is on the ground glowering up at her. I have never seen such an awesome glower. There is serious animosity there.

    Eckhard seems to be my only sim capable of giving those looks of just pure, smoldering hatred. I love it. He’s such a baby, though, really. He’s not as scary as he’d like everyone to think he is!

    Comment by Verity — May 1, 2009 @ 4:47 pm

  24. Oh, wow, that was amazing! Very steamy. There’s a lot of sexual tension between those two, huh?

    Also…not story related but these Bush lyrics are totally taking me back to high school! I was in love with Gavin Rossdale, LOL! Mouth, and I think you used Little Things a chapter or two ago.

    Oh yes, quite a bit. In a disturbing way, of course. ;) Thanks! And I love Bush! My mum was in love with Gavin, so I heard it a lot. ;)

    Comment by Carla — January 2, 2010 @ 11:06 pm

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