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Touching Moment at the Baseball Game
As it is 9/11, the entire country is in memorial of that day. This extended to the baseball game, where any and all members of the army and their families got in for $20. During the game we always sing God Bless America, but it was touching today as everyone saluted the soldiers that came out onto the field. It made the hair stand up on my arms to watch 30,000 people do it in honor.

Thanks to all the soldiers out there!

Groomed by a Four Year-Old
Continuation of drabble story.
Prompt: Sneak
Length: 250 words

His little onna was worried about him; she kept covertly sneaking glances his way every so often. “Mister, are you okay?”
“I am fine, little one. This one thanks you for your concern, however.
It was their second meeting. They were at the same park: he, sitting on a bench, her, sitting by his feet.
He had come after a particularly exhausting day at work, hoping against hope that she would be there, so he could relax and bask in his mate’s innocent presence. By this time, Sesshomaru knew as much about her as her mother did, thanks to extensive research. He realized he could not interfere in her life, and had to allow her to grow and mature on her own, so he permitted himself only the occasional ‘accidental’ meeting at the park.
“You look tired.” Her astute comment stemmed his woolgathering.
“I had a…” he searched for a phrase she could understand at the age of four, “a bad day.”
“Oh.” Kagome frowned, then brightened up after a second of contemplation. “You know what makes me happy again after one of those?
Sesshomaru prepared himself for her continually amusing ideas. “What does so?
“My mommy brushes my hair.” She looked at him timidly. “If you want, I could do it for you.

Five minutes later one could find the CEO of Taisho Corp blissed out on the grassy ground as a four year old groomed her future mate, by finger combing his hair and trying to braid it.

First Look

Originally an entry at Iyfic_Contest here at LJ. It's the first in a series of drabble/one-shots that make a story.
               Prompt: Give and Take

He saw her for the first time at the park, playing in the sandbox. She was laughing, building what appeared to be a sandcastle, though it was nothing more than a mound of sand reaching towards the side. Joy suffused throughout her face, making blue eyes sparkle as she pointed at something and the little girl sitting next to her, equally caked with sand, nodded enthusiastically.

It was then that trouble headed their way. A boy a year or two older than them with shaggy black hair up in a loose ponytail came running up, crashing to a stop as he tripped over the sandbox’s wooden border and directly onto the sandcastle, destroying the little girls’ hard work in less than a second.

“Hey!” the little girl, the one that was not his, said indignantly. “What was that for?

The boy dusted the sand off his pants. “I came to see what you were doing, but it wasn’t anything cool. Just a stupid sandcastle!

“Our sandcastle was too cool!” She retaliated, sticking her tongue out childishly.

“No, it was ugly!

“Was not!

“Was too!

The girl that had caught his eye stood up. “Stop it you guys!” Her voice was high and childish, but full of authority. “Sango, I’m sure that he was saying that he could help us make our sandcastle bigger and cooler! Right?” she turned those baby blues on the boy.

“Uh, um, yeah. Right!” The boy was completely flummoxed by the powerful child.

“Sit down,” the girl patted the sand next to her invitingly, “and help us

make it again! What’s your name?

The boy turned red. “I’m Koga. What’s yours?

“I’m Kagome.”


“Kagome.” He said it out loud, rolling the name around his tongue. “Kagome.”

Something deep inside him clicked, a part of him snapping into place. His beast rumbled inside of him, signaling his interest in the little girl, telling him that he had to get closer, see if she was what he suspected. He was surprised to say in the least, considering his beast had been dormant for over a hundred years. It was enough to make him wait and watch.


The other two were gone, leaving little Kagome alone.  Her mother was nowhere in sight, meaning it was his opportunity. It would look strange and alarming for someone to espy a mature man talking to a little girl. Others would think that he was perhaps a pedophile, or something heinous of the sort, when that was not the case.

One would hope that he, the CEO of Taisho Corp, would not be confused for such, but in this day and age one never knew.

He approached her lonely form, sitting by herself on the swing. Sitting on the one next to her, he looked over.  “Are you lonely, little one?”

Kagome looked over, startled that the big man with pretty silver hair was talking to her. “Me?” she pointed to herself.

“Who else?” His lips curved up in a small smile. Inhaling a whiff of her scent experimentally, his eyes widened in shock as the beast inside him surged to the surface for a brief moment, snarling his claim.


In that moment, Sesshomaru, Lord of the Western lands, knew that his life had changed irrevocably, and for the better.

He was being rewarded for all his hard work, for the nights he spent endlessly toiling away, trying to make sure that his company flourished, and that all those under him flourished. Always checking on the general well being of the west of Japan, creating jobs by opening new branches and donating money to charities.  It was his turn to reap the benefits of all he had done.

The Kamis were rewarding him in the small form of his destined mate, his little Kagome.

Such was the way of the give and take of the universe.


You Know When You're From Texas When...

One of my LJ friends did this for their state and I thought it was amazing so I am stealing this without remorse :) I hope it's okay with you (you know who you are)!

You can say 110 degrees without fainting...

The temperature drops below 95, you feel a bit chilly...

You notice the best parking place is determined by shade instead of distance...

It's noon in July, kids are on summer vacation, and not one person is out on the streets...

You actually burn your hand opening the car door...

You break a sweat the instant you step outside...at 7:30 a.m. before work...

You realize that asphalt has a liquid state...

People that you meet ask you questions like, Do you have any cows?" "Do you have horses?" "Bet you got a bunch of guns, eh?"

Have you ever looked at a map of the world? Look at Texas with me just for a second. That picture, with the Panhandle and the Gulf Coast, and the Red River and the Rio Grande is as much a part of you as anything ever will be.. As soon as anyone anywhere in the world looks at it they know what it is. It's Texas. Pick any kid off the street in Japan and draw him a picture of Texas in the dirt and he'll know what it is. What happens if I show you a picture of any other state? You might get it maybe after a second or two, but who else would? And even if you do, does it ever stir any feelings in you?

Did you ever hear anyone in a bar go, "Wow...so you're from Iowa? Cool, tell me about it?" Do you know why? Because nobody gives a shit about Iowa.

(By the way, I got this off the internet. I really like Iowa, so it’s not me that has something against Iowans. )

Texas is the 24 hr restuarant that caters to your ever needs,
and after you're done eating you find yourself saying.....what a burger..then you look outside..you see the orange and white W and it reads....WHATABURGER...and you only find that in texas

Texas is a place where towns and cities shut down to watch the local High School Football game on Friday nights.

If it isn't in Texas, you probably don't need it.


By federal law, Texas is the only state in the U.S. that can fly its flag at the same height as the U.S. flag. Think about that for a second. You fly the Stars and Stripes at 20 feet in Maryland, California, or Maine and your state flag, whatever it is, goes at 17 feet. You fly the Stars and Stripes in front of Pine Tree High in Longview or anyplace else at 20 feet, the Lone Star flies at the same height - 20 feet. Do you know why? Because it is the only state that was a republic before it became a state.

Also, being a Texan is as high as being an American down here. Our capitol is the only one in the country that is taller than the capitol building in Washington, D.C. and we can divide our state into five states at any time if we wanted to! We included these things as part of the deal when we came on. That's the best part, right there.

Texas even has its own power grid!!

Raccoons will test your crop of melons and let you know when they are ripe.

There are valid reasons some people put concertina wire around their house.

You cannot find a country road without a curve from corner to corner.

Fire ants consider your flesh as a picnic.

People really grow and eat okra.

Green grass DOES burn.

When a buzzard sits on the fence and stares at you, it's time to go to the doctor.

You work until you're done or it's too dark to see.

You measure distance in HOURS.

You've had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day.

You think that the first day of deer season is a national holiday.

You know all four seasons: Almost summer, summer, Still summer, and Christmas.

There is a Dairy Queen in every town with a population over 1000.

You describe the first cool snap (below 70 degrees) as good, chilly weather.

You prefer Whataburger to McDonalds.

You know whether another Texan is from South, West, East, North, or Central Texas as soon as they open their mouth.

The Blue Book value on your truck goes up and down depending on how much gas it has in it.

You drop your weekend plans because your high school football team made it to playoffs and the entire city is road trippin it to the game...last one out turn off the lights!

You can drive for a full day and still be in texas.

 When you leave texas or even the country and are asked if you ride your horse to school....

You know you're in Texas when..."Y'all's" is the possessive form of "Y'all"

 When... It is not uncommon for people to fly from one city in Texas to another. Other people look at us like we're crazy when we say that, but do they realize how big Texas is? I mean, El Paso is closer to LA than to Houston.

 When school just MIGHT shut down because it MIGHT snow...

 When saying YALL is like breathing... i mean really, how many texans have ever said YOU ALL....

You're damn proud of your tex-mex and you leave the state and their mexican food tastes like taco bell.

You can sit outside of an ice cream shop in shorts, short sleeves and flip flops with a nice breeze and not even be chilly... on December 19th...

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Writing LiveJournal Style
So. I'm new. Hi.
Wow. I'm used to writing on the computer, but that's completely different. Those are novels, not journal entries. And people are going to see this! *expression of horror*

What is it exactly that one writes in a journal, anyways? I mean, I suppose that technically, it's supposed to be mushy, and about your feelings, or about how you like Bob and he likes Katherine, or whatever. But in reality, what does one really write about, knowing that there's others out there who will be reading this?
And what does one really write about on here, at LiveJournal?
Questions questions questions!
But will they get answered?

Maybe I'll just plod along in blissful internet anonymity. That sounds nice. So on second thought, I really have no preference as to if anyone reads this or not.