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Heart Of Igboju Chapter 13
Legacy Of The Gods: Book II: Heart of Igboju
Chapter 13
The world itself seemed to stand still as Dante stared slack-jawed at his approaching grandmother. What the heck was she doing here? And….how did she get here? Wasn’t she supposed to be home, recovering? When he and his family got the call about his grandmother making a miraculous recovery from the hospital, it was like a ton of weight lifting off his shoulders. His grandmother was well, all would be right, and he wouldn’t have to be uprooted again.
When they went to see her, it was like nothing had happened to her at all. The old woman was happily talking with the nurses and doctors and eagerly waiting to go home. His aunt and uncle were completely stunned, but Dante had his suspicions on the rapid recovery; her fighting spirit, resolve, and her strong connection with powerful forces that Dante could barely begin to understand. It was no wonder his grandmother was so insistent on her learning about his family pa
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Heart Of Igboju Chapter 12
Legacy Of The Gods Book II: Heart Of Igboju
Chapter 12
After taking in a relieved breath, Dante continued to watch his aunt and uncle carefully sit his grandmother on her chair in the modest-sized dining room. His grandmother seemed to be slightly annoyed at all the fuss, but despite her few grumblings, he couldn’t be more relieved or happy in his life. Things had looked very bleak for the elderly woman, but she had pulled through. It was though an angel was watching over her, as his aunt and uncle said many times, but the young dark-skinned boy knew it was much more than that.
With a touch of sadness, he recalled how Baron Samedi and his cohort Shapona had nearly ended the woman’s life as she was protecting him and his friends. He still felt a little guilty about it as he recalled the image of the Disease God spewing poison into her. Why wasn’t he fast enough? How could he not have anticipated that? Wasn’t he supposed to have looked after her, made sure she was
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Heart Of Igboju Chapter 11
Legacy Of The Gods Book II: Heart Of Igboju
Chapter 11
Dark, rolling clouds spread far and wide above in the Louisiana sky, covering the city in a gray haze. A light rain fell, dampening the streets, cars, and anyone who was caught in it. People walked quickly up and down the sidewalks, hoping to get to their destinations before the predicted downpour came. Colorful umbrellas of all sizes were proudly displayed as people hurried by.
Edwin paid no mind as he dashed down the sidewalk and into the double doors of the apartment building he lived in with his mother. His dark, wavy hair was even more wavier with the dampness as he quickly went up the hallway stairs, making any girl who would have seen him at them moment swoon. But girls were the last thing on the young boy’s mind now. After pulling out his keys, he opened the apartment door and quietly walked in, doing his best to ignore the smell of disinfectant and strong medicine that greeted him.
After dumping his backpack on the o
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Heart Of Igboju Chapter 10
Legacy Of The Gods Book II: Heart Of Igboju
Chapter 10
The sun was just starting to set on the another peaceful, brilliant day in the city of New Orleans, bathing the endless sky in an array of dusky colors, from a warm orange to a brilliant red. The cool breeze calmly rustled the changing leaves,  signifying the quickly approaching evening. Birds began to search for their nests or other places they called home, and a few bats were already frittering about, hoping to get an early start on catching insects. Even off in the distance, traffic from the streets began to slow down from the high volume of just an hour before of people heading home.
But in the famous park, Billie and her friends barely noticed as they continued to practice, unmindful of the darkening skies. For hours they worked to perfect their use of their new weapons, swinging, throwing, and doing mock battles. But no matter how tired Billie started to feel, she pushed herself. She had to. Their new enemy was more powe
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Heart Of Igboju Chapter 9
Legacy Of The Gods Book II: Heart Of Igboju
Chapter 9
Kindred Hospital:
Alone in a darkened hospital room, an elderly dark-skinned woman lay comfortably. Beside her, vital monitors and other machinery beeped and flashed, keeping watching and showing her heart and pulse rate. Her gray hair was still neatly tied up in a thick bun, and every few moments or so, her eyelids flickered. The oxygen mask and tubs were long since removed, as she showed signs of improving every day. Many of the doctors were stunned by the rate of her recovery. There was no way anyone would have survived the intense amount of infection and bodily degradation this woman had when she was rushed in. What was keeping her alive? How could she have such a strong will to live?
No one had the answer, but they continued the watch the amazingly lucky older woman. Even when she did fully recover, the doctors hope to study her more. Everyone in the city knew how famous she was for her voodoo practices and strange happenings a
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Heart Of Igboju Chapter 8
Legacy Of The Gods: Heart Of Igboju:
Chapter 8
Almost as though time itself had stopped, Dante stared in shock as Hazel tried her best to wake Billie, laying so limp and fragile in her arms. What in the world just happened? One moment, he was ready to take on the new enemies with his friends and Billie by his side, and the next thing he knew, he was rocked to his very core by the horrific images in his mind. Images from long ago that he thought he had conquered growing up.
Not too long after his parents had never come home from their trip, young, 7-year-old Dante began to have terrible dreams of monsters coming after him, just as he had imagine they came after his parents. All he knew about their deaths was that it was a deadly, unforeseen plane accident that no one survived. He remembered asking his grandmother and distant relatives after the funeral what exactly had happened. How did the plane crash? Were they really gone? Where were their bodies? But no one had any answers or refuse
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Heart Of Igboju Chapter 7
Legacy Of The Gods: Heart Of Igboju
Chapter 7
With eyes wide and feeling as though time itself had stopped, Keisha, Kwame, and Antonio could only stare in shock as Madame Brigitte came closer and closer.  How could such a fun day turn into a total disaster like this? Why was she doing this?
Gulping, Keisha was the first to jerk herself out of her stupor and look around the large arcade. Smoke was still rising from one of the large video game machines that Brigitte had destroyed. Sparks still jumped and flashed from it. Within moments, the arcade was darkened from the thick smoke. As she continued to look around, she realized with horror that there were still a few people inside the arcade, a few coughing loudly and just about to go into unconsciousness from the smoke.
It was then she understood Kwame’s warning. There was too much at stake here for her to use her powers. The whole place would erupt in a deadly explosion due to the voltage, and people could be hurt...or worse.
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Heart Of Igboju Chapter 6
Legacy Of The Gods: Heart Of Igboju
Chapter 6
For just a little while, Edwin allowed himself to actually have a good time, watching Keisha happily bounce all over the arcade and basically talk his ear off. He had never been in such a situation where everyone was so care-free, so joyous at just being young and having a good time. That certainly wasn’t the case back home in Brazil. From ever since he could remember, everyday in his poor neighborhood was basically a struggle. Because of the poor options of employment and education, there was very little opportunity in his neighborhood, and because of that, people lived desperate lives, sometimes even resorting to going through the junkyard and even  the garbage dump to find something of value, no matter how little.
Edwin had learned very early on that life was hard, and that to sometimes even get a bite to eat, you had to fight those more than twice the size of you.….and fight very hard. Many times he had come home with b
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Heart Of Igboju Chapter 5
Legacy Of The Gods Book II: Heart Of Igboju
Chapter 5
ln a black, shiny castle, hidden deep within the Ile-Ife, the Orisha of Nightmares and Guilt sat upon his large thrown made of skulls and bones, an annoyed look on his handsome yet intimidating face. His eyes, resembling a snake’s with the pupils going vertical, glowed a soft green as he furrowed in brow and rubbed his chin with a large hand. From his fingers grew long, sharp claws, as well as on his bare feet.
His skin had a green shine to it, due to the fact that his very muscular arms and chest had reptile-like scales coming up and down. As he crossed legs, muscles rippled beneath his scaly skin, giving him a lithe look, like he was about to pounce on an opponent at any moment. In all, anyone seeing him at that moment would swear he was the perfect combination of man, snake, and dragon, and that none would be brave or smart enough to face him.
But none of that mattered to him as he continued to rub his short goatee on his c
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Heart Of Igboju Chapter 4
Legacy Of The Gods: Heart Of Igboju
Chapter 4
As quickly as she could, young Maybelle hurried around her modest-sized bedroom, trying to clean up before her mother came home from another long night at work. In her heart, she didn’t want to just leave without a least welcoming her mother home with a decent breakfast...sometimes lunch, but it couldn’t be helped. Billie had called her yesterday after school and insisted that she and the other meet up at her house for an emergency meeting, and it had to do with the Yoruba gods and the possibility of a new enemy. At that news, the Jamaican girl’s heart sank. More enemies? Didn’t they defeat Samedi and Shapona? Wasn’t peace restored?
Maybelle was just getting accustomed to her new life here in America...with a new school, new friends, and hopefully, someday...a new boyfriend. As she was putting away some shoes, she blushed just a bit when she thought about the half-Latino boy Antonio. Over the past few months si
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Heart Of Igboju chapter 3
Legacy Of The Gods: Heart of Igboju
Chapter 3
As the thick, powerful mist of fog and spirits surrounded Billie, dread and hopelessness filled her. Nothing in her life could ever have prepared her for this, not even during her battles with Baron Samedi! After everything she and her friends had been through, this was how it was going to end. With tears streaming down and her heart thundering against her chest, the dark-skinned girl thought about her parents….how would they understand what happened here? Who would tell them? All her hopes, all her dreams suddenly seemed to dash into a thousand pieces as she knew this was her last moment alive.
In her heart, Billie knew that Keisha was thinking the same thing. She could hear the other girl screaming from the depths of her soul, just as she herself was. Why was this happening? Who was this strange woman and why was she so intent on killing them? What could they have done to her? Billie didn’t have a clue, but she did know that i
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Heart Of Igboju chapter 2
Legacy Of The Gods: Heart Of Igboju
Chapter 2
Like many times before, like on any other day, the bell signaling the end of 3rd period for the well-known De La Salle High School rang loud and clear, echoing across all the halls. Almost immediately the doors to the classrooms opened and students poured out. Many yawned, still tired from having to get up so early in the morning, while others hurried off, eager to get the morning over and done with. A few minutes later, the halls began to thin as everyone quickly rushed up stairs or hurried along the halls to their next class.
Sighing, Keisha decided it was then that she would brave going out into the hall, hoping to avoid any more curious stares and smart remarks. Although it wasn’t as bad as when she first started this school,  the bullying, the weird looks were still present, causing her to feel so self-conscious about her looks and intelligence. No one could barely believe despite her very pale skin, light eyes, and blonde h
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Legacy Of The Gods: Heart of Igboju Soundtrack
                     Legacy Of The Gods: Heart Of Igboju Soundtrack
They Don't Know - Performed by Arianna Grande, single from the movie "Trolls" - What a totally adorable and catchy song! I love Arianna's voice and this is just perfect for the story, especially Hazlynn. Adorable.
Shooting Star - Performed by The Math Club, single from the movie "Barbie: Starlight Adventure" - Very inspirational strong and I know it fits perfectly with Keisha. I love how it talks about never giving up on yourself. :aww:
Siempre Brillaras - Performed by Martina Stoessell - What and adorable song, in English or Spanish. :D I love the positive message in this and I know it fits Maybelle perfectly. Sweet.
Play That Song - Performed by Train - This adorable song was something I couldn't resist. It's so catchy and full and joy and soul, like Kwame.
Look Book - Performed
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Heart Of Igboju chapter 1
Legacy Of The Gods: Heart Of Igboju
Chapter 1
Gates Of Prayer Cemetery #2,
New Orleans, Louisiana:
In the old and world-famous city of New Orleans, clocks all around in homes, buildings, and churches struck together at the same time on midnight. Velvet blackness covered the large city as above, the stars shone like they have for untold years. Silence surrounded the city as well, leaving it still and almost motionless except for a few cars and vans driving up and down lonely streets. A few bats flew by overhead, searching for tasty insects to dine on. The half moon was large and shined the most brilliant overhead, as though proclaiming itself protector of the centuries old city.
But if anyone was there that moment, he wouldn’t be fascinated by the calm, dark silence of midnight…..instead, he would be staring in awe at the fog that suddenly appeared and surrounded the old cemetery. The white, whispery smoke snaked its way over tombstones, mausoleums and white, marbled tombs o
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Legacy Of The Gods Book II preview
The Battle continues….
In a modest home in the fabled and beloved city of New Orleans, a young, dark-skinned girl lays struggling in her bed. Sweat poured down her face as she breathed hard and her hands tensed as she clutched her bedsheets. Her head shook from side to side, as though willing whatever she was seeing in her mind to go away and never return again. But as the bright, nearly enormous full moon shined down on the centuries old city, not even it could sooth her as it showered her in its bright beam through her open window.
Young Billie McKnight continued to pant hard and struggle in her bed, but try as hard as she might, the images, the feeling of fear and desperation wouldn’t leave her. A strangled cry escaped her lips, and with a sob, she could only succumb to the terrifying dream that was haunting her mind:
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In her mind, Billie was running…running faster than
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Hoshino Ai
Artist | Hobbyist | Literature
United States
Current Residence: Reading, PA...but originally from NYC (The Bronx, baby!)
Favourite genre of music: Reggae, Calypso, and some hip hop. But I HATE rap! >_<
Favourite photographer: None. *shrugs*
Favourite style of art: Classical and tradional
Operating System: Windows 10
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Shell of choice: Shell?
Wallpaper of choice: Traditonal
Skin of choice: Regular. ^^'
Favourite cartoon character: Sailor Venus!!
Personal Quote: "Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eyes. Always be true"
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Hey hey everyone, how's it floating? :wave: Yeah, I know, it's been a while, but honestly I really don't have much to say on what's going on with me. Things are pretty much the same and I'm just hoping this Summer, things will look up. My mom and I are still waiting to hear about my late father's court case. If I didn't tell you, my dad was in a accident where he was hit by a company truck while riding his bike, and it turned out the driver was at fault. My father was going to court to win a settlement, but sadly, he passed away almost two years ago due to heart failure and diabetes before the case could be settled. As my mom was still married to my dad (although separated), at the outcome of the court hearing, whatever settlement my father was going to get, goes to my mother. Hopefully it'll work out and with that settlement, we can finally move out of this deadbeat town and back home to New York. All we can do now is just wait and see what happens. So other than that......I'm just here. I would say I pray about it every night, but honestly.....I really don't know if I'm that religious anymore. I don't want to get too deep into it, but with how my life turned out and what I've been though medically, emotionally, and spiritually, my faith has really been shaken and it's hard to hold on.

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not ungrateful for what I have. I know there are people out there in the world that are really suffering, that literally have nothing, especially the refugees in Europe, Africa, and other places. I'm grateful for the little I have, I'm grateful at how lucky I am to be alive. But let's just say it's hard to hold on, you know? I'll leave it at that, I don't want to bore you all with the details. Anyway, I'm still writing my original story, Legacy Of The Gods: Heart Of Igboju, and it's really given me a sense of purpose that I enjoy. :aww: I've even found a great website dedicated to helping and promoting WRITERS, not artists like here. On this site, I'll get feedback, advice, suggestions, and even promotion for my stories to be published. While I loved being here and meeting awesome people, I know now that this might not be the best place for me with my writing....as I'm certainly not an artist. ^^; Once I'm settled and my stories are uploaded, I'll be sure to send a link to those who might be interested. Updates are coming. ;) So that's about it with me and my boring life. Oh....and before I forget, I know I've said this many times before, I'm still looking for artists who are willing to do requests and commissions for my characters. Please note me and let me know your prices, and I'll give you detailed descriptions. I'd really appreciate it. :thanks:

I hope everyone had a great and wonderful Mother's Day with your moms and women who are an inspiration to you. For me, Mother's Day isn't just about literal and biological mothers, but women or family members who have had an impact in your life, who helped shaped you into the person you are and been there for you. I personally don't believe you have to be a mother to be an important part of someone's life. Any woman can be a mother figure, a woman who loved you, nurtured you, and brought you through life's obstacles. So to all mothers and mother-figures...like I've had, Happy belated Mother's Day and the same for Father's Day. :blowkiss:

Take care and don't forget to note me about...well, anything! :wave: :excited:
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- I can made some suggest for You? better do not automatic Reply.

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Sure thing.
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I really appreciate your watch Bunny Emoji-72 (Kawaii) [V4] [i]: potted flower pixel
Here are my others if you wanna check out^^ 

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You're so welcome, and thanks for the links. I wish you all the best of luck with your art. :wave: Please drop by my gallery anytime.
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You're welcome, it will be an honor to see what else you come up with. :thanks: Please don't forget to check out my gallery too.
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Thank you for the watch!  I really appreciate it! :)
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You're so welcome, it was an honor to see all your amazing artwork. I can't wait to see what else you come up with. :thanks: Best of luck with your art and please drop by my gallery anytime. :wave:
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Oh you're so welcome love, and thank YOU for the llama badge! :love:
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