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Ithslandia - Chaper 6 - MathewSomething is wrong. I can feel it. You know how people have connections? Danny is in trouble and I can feel it. I have to go to the playground. It's our meeting place. I have to find my notepad. I write down what I want to say and show it to my mom.
"Just put on your coat honey it's freezing," she calls. I barely notice. I'm running so fast I can hear the wind rushing by me. Once I stop I look across the playground and there he is. He's breathing heavily so I can tell he had been running as well.
"Mathew " he says in between breaths, "do you know how to get to the grocery store. I have to find my mom." I nod and he immediately follows me. It's only a couple blocks away so I can get there easily. For a second grader I have a really good sense of direction. Better than my mom's sometimes.
Right as we walk in we see his m
Ithslandia - Chaper 5 - DannyI can't believe that I told Matt everything. He's so naïve you know. I guess it's okay that he knows though... Because now I have someone to talk to. It's nice having a best friend.
It makes you feel really special inside. I heard Matt talk too. I don't get why he doesn't talk. If anything I shouldn't talk because of my accent. He has a really nice voice, he should learn to use it.
Today my mom and little sister are going grocery shopping. I didn't come though. I overslept. So right now I'm alone in the house and I'm really bored. I wonder what Matt would do if I showed up at his house.
I hear a knocking on the door. It's probably mom back from Walmart or something. I get up from the couch and turn off the static-y tv then open the door. "Mom did you-"
I look up and see a gruff manly face. It's obviously not mom.
Dad looks angry and he smells really weird. I don't know why, but sometimes he reeks. "'Yah little shit, where's 'yah mom?"
He doesn't hit me right now but I want to get
Ithslandia -Chapter 4 -MattMe and Daniel are awful close now. He comes over to my house once a week, but he has to get home fast because his parents are strict. I've met his mommy, Mrs. Caliendo, and she's very nice. I've never met his dad, and I really don't know if he even has a dad. He doesn't ever speak of family besides his little sister.
"Matt are you going to answer me?" Danny said, waking me up out of the trance I was in. I blinked off the sleepyness a couple times and tilted my head as if to say, "huh?" Daniel is good at reading my expressions now so he knew what I was saying. "You weren't listening. Ugh. I asked if I could stay over your house. And um my sister and my mother..?" Daniel asked hesitantly. I tilted my head again.
"Mathew," Danny said seriously, "I have to tell you something, but no one else can know ok?" He nodded. D
Ithslandia - Chaper 3 - DannyDanny's POV
I really don't think there's someone I hate more than Allie.
My mom tells me that hate is a very strong word. But I swear. I hate that girl so much.
She keeps annoying Matt. She obviously likes him. She has the most annoying high pitched voice ever, and always makes these weird eyes at him and stuff. It's kind of creepy. Also Matt obviously doesn't want to talk to her at all. Sometimes I think he's afraid of her. She doesn't get the idea and bugs him anyway.
I feel sorry for Matt sometimes. He might get cooties.
But that's only part of why I hate her. She told me that all American boys have already kissed girls. Ew! And she wanted me to kiss her, I think. I don't want cooties. Allie seems like she has a billion of them.
Then I told her I liked boys. She got all red. I bet she thought that's why I hung out with Matt. But I don't like him. I don't like anyone. I mean, maybe other boys have cooties too. Allie has been hanging around Matt alot, so he might have caught them. I r
Ithslandia -Chapter 2- MatthewMatt's POV
Sometimes I really wish I had a father. Don't get me wrong I love my mom, but sometimes a guy just wants to talk to another guy about things. That probably sounds stupid, but whatever. My mom told me about my dad. Apparently he never wanted me. Once he found out my mother was pregnant with me, he left. No notice, no letter, no anything.
As of right now I really have no one I can talk to. I like to talk with my mom, but she's constantly working to support us. There is a new boy in my school named Daniel. He let's me call him Danny. He seems nice, but he's very harsh and a bit much at times. I feel like he's hiding a lot. I hope I can trust him. Maybe he'll be my person to talk to.
In class today we were assigned a project we have to do in class. It's a partner project, but I don't think Danny was payin
Ithslandia -Chapter 1 - DannyDanny's POV
Life isn't fair.
If I had to name one thing I have learned, it would be that. I know that I'm still young, very young, but if life was fair, I would not be made fun of for my accent. There would not be any more tears, pain, or suffering. There was one person who caused all the problems though. And that would be my father.
Unlike everyone else, my dad isn't a heroic figure. He does not help me with homework. He comes home late at night but I do not know why. For some reason, when my mother just tells him to do something, he gets very mad and hits her. In his eyes I do not do anything right. I am always in his way. I don't know how or why, but his solution for this is to hit me too.
I don't think it's right but whatever. He can just go die in a hole. But I think that he draws the line when he tries to hurt my little sister, Valeriya. She is barely a year old, and very cute and tiny. I don't think he should hit any girl. That would just be mean. My mom taught me that you shoul
Ithslandia - Prologue"Mathew! Are you ready yet? Your bus comes in 10 minutes!" his mother screamed from the kitchen. Mathew walked in ready and nodded. He didn't talk much. Actually he just didn't talk at all. "Honey, where's your coat? You'll catch a cold on your first day of school! Hurry up," she said while rushing around.
Honestly he wouldn't have minded getting sick. Avoiding school was all he wanted. He was only starting second grade and he was tortured enough for his entire lifetime. Mathew doubted this year would be any different. His dumb teachers would try to make him talk and he would get beat up by the other boys at recess.
Every year Mathew's teacher would tell his mother he wasn't going to pass if he didn't participate. That was the only good thing about school, the teacher always freaks out after the first test seeing how well he's done. It got boring because he knew all
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