Breaking the Habit chapter 23Breaking the Habit chapter 23
Orihime drifted in and out of sleep. A dark shape glided into the back room of The Shop and crouched beside her like a cobra about to strike. She didn't feel afraid, only a little annoyed. She'd been having the same dream for a week now and she could never grab onto full consciousness before the demon bent over her and she slipped away into blissful darkness.
This time she was determined to introduce herself to her nighttime visitor.
Her thoughts didn't quite make sense because she wasn't fully awake yet.
And then his cold lips touched the skin just below her ear and she remembered only for a fleeting second whom he was before she fell into unconsciousness.
And she awoke the next morning feeling just as drained as she had been before she went to bed. She knew that Ulquiorra was sucking her soul every night, but for reasons too complicated to explain to even herself she wouldn't tell anyone. However, she was pretty sure
Girl with the glow stick heartShe played at night in the greenery of the silent fields,
Glowing above weeds, vines and shrubs that grew to her mellow hums.
She had a heart that cured wounds of the worse,
And sparked smiles that lit up the skies.
Her heart shown through the cloth that lined her blouse,
Making her bleed colors; warm, lovely colors
She spun circles in forests leaving a trail of neon lamplight,
Which not even crows could swallow.
She hadnt a name, for she couldnt afford such a thing,
But she acted as if she could.
The young beauty had a face painted over with freckles,
And ashen, cut up lips that were held up by her bony dimples.
Her hair untidy on her head was tied in emblem ribbons that fell to her shoulders.
The youth was a artistry hushed,
Sealed in pale flesh that was nailed to her bones ruthlessly.
Her soul was as sweet as candy coated in sugar and
She used this to travel the world helping others;
For she was the girl with the glow stick heart...