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I'm a writer and I can draw/paint a little. Most of my ideas come to me in dreams like a pilot episode trying to impress a network. Most of the time, I'm seeing it through the eyes of the lead character and I can't tell if they're a boy or girl. This is why the main characters in my stories end up androgynous or a little masculine/feminine for their genders.

I wasn't there for you in the last few months of your life, and I feel like I've let you down by not even paying you a visit in the hospital. The least I can do is make this post so that some memory of you will live on through the Internet.

You were one of my good friends since middle school and I never once thought otherwise about you. I never once cared that you were in special ed classes, nor did I ever truly believe you were as stupid as you claim. Maybe you weren't some genius, but you were not dumb either- you were funny, polite, kind, and you respected others. You even stood up for what you believed in. Another thing about you that I will always admire is that you were honest. You took responsibility for your actions and blamed no one but yourself when something went wrong for you. That's a trait that even the 'gifted and talented' students back at our high school didn't have.

Your life did take a hit when you started drugs. You told me you tried it because you wanted to get closer to your fiance and try to understand his addictions. That was probably the dumbest thing you have ever done – though really, I believe it was the only dumb thing you did in your life – but even then you took responsibility for your actions and did everything you could to overcome the addiction and get yourself clean. It wasn't easy, and you struggled, but I know you did your best.

I was there for you during that time, though I couldn't help you all of the time. I tried to give you rides home when I could, and I always worried when I heard that you were on the streets. I'll never get to ask or know if you had actually used me one time when I drove you around town. I've always had my suspicion that you were shoplifting behind my back, but I never said a word because I knew you were going through a tough time and had to survive. You had no money and you starved some days. I forgive you if you did- the Beccie I knew probably didn't want to steal, and I know that if you had, then you felt terrible that you used me. You really did care about other people and you hated hurting others. If you had told me that you didn't steal during that time, I would believe you. I remember seeing you look nervous and guilty, but then you could've backed down and decided not to take anything.

I was there that week or so before Christmas when your mother called me in tears, wanting someone to get you to come home for the holidays. You had it bad then- when you got in my car, you cried and said how it wasn't fair. You thought everyone was against you and no one cared for you. The drugs had fried your brain and made you paranoid, and yet while you thought your family hated you, all you wanted was to spend Christmas with them. I tried to convince you that your family loved you, no matter what you did, but you didn't seem to believe me then. I hope that you did realize that they do love you long before then. Your mother wouldn't have cried so hard or begged so much if she hadn't.

Though I wasn't around when you got pregnant with Serinity, I knew then that you would do everything in your power to overcome your problems. You were good with kids, so I knew you would be a good mother. There was no question in my mind that you would better yourself for her sake. I didn't mean to distance myself from you. I really did want to go to your baby shower, but I had to look after my own family members. I did at least remember your birthday this year- it was the same day as Easter for my 'crazy religion' as you once called it… Well, it was also on Cinco de Mayo, so it's kind of hard to forget. I left a message for you on facebook that day, though you never replied. You were probably busy with your baby or baby shower then, though I wonder if you ever got it. I wished I did more to let you know I remembered.

It's awful that Serinity will have to grow up without you. At least we have a lot of pictures of you so she'll know what you looked like, and we have many fond memories of you to pass onto her. You have always been a good person no matter how many mistakes you made, so there's no doubt in my mind that you're in heaven now watching over us. I'll never forget the times you ask who 'Ed' is and suggest that the classes should be called 'Special Beccie'. And when I play Kingdom Hearts, I'll always remember how you laughed when Sora climbed trees and thought he was humping them. I have nothing but good memories of you and I'll miss you greatly. So rest in peace Becca- don't worry about us. We'll keep on living and keep your memory alive.

Bye friend.

Rebecca Byrd

May 5, 1987 – July 10, 2013

  • Playing: Kingdom Hearts

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Ellcyp Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! :)

I wasn't sure where I should message you until I decided to do so on DA (although your last journal is from 2013 and I'm not sure whether you're going to read this).

I was playing SO3 again when I remembered that I was really into Nel x Albel back then, so I decided to search for fanfiction. I found "For the properity of Aquor" and devoured it within a few days. First of all thank you for your work. I hope that it was appreciated by others as well. I really loved it. Actually I was planning to leave a longer review but like I said - I'm not sure if you're going to read this at all.

I seem to be late for a decade since the fandom has obviously gone extinct. I'm planning to contribute a one shot to the fandom though. Perhaps I will, we'll see. 

Anyway, thank you and greetings. I wish you well for your other works. 

- Elena
Myst-the-Wicked Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I do lurk around at times and read what I have. But I also have this terrible problem of not replying immediately if I don't know what to say.

But I just noticed your comment and had to reply. Thank you for reading For the Prosperity of Aquor. I've been working on original stories for the past few years, but I thought I would take a break and write an 'ultimate fanfic' of my favorite couple, using all the elements I could find in the game. I actually wrote as I was playing through the scenes and talking to NPCs. Being that this is an old fandom, there wasn't many readers, and the reaction was mixed. One person hated how I portrayed Nel, another didn't like how I made Fayt gay (but I really can't stand that boy when I view him as straight). The rest loved it.

Old as it is, I do still contribute to the fandom at least once a year, and I do have a new picture of Albel and Nel that I hope to post by December. It's loosely based on the ending of Aquor, and it's more for the 'ten year anniversary' theme that I missed out on last year. For now, I'm kind of done writing fanfiction, unless I'm extremely inspired by something that can fit into a oneshot. My writing focus is on my original stories.

Good luck out there, and if you contribute more, I'll be sure to read!
SunnyLore Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
HAPPY REALLY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! (I did not remember due to my crazy hectic holidays, but YOU were not forgotten, which counts).
Myst-the-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It does count! Thank yooooooooooou!!!!!!!!!!!!
LonelyCitadel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Myst-the-Wicked Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
S'ok. I was two days late in replying... though was it me, or was dA not working yesterday? The message tab wouldn't pull down and I couldn't see any of my alerts. It seems fixed now.
bogm0nst3r Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Happy Birthday!
Myst-the-Wicked Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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