Heart of StoneIf she had her way, she would slaughter every one of them.Heart of Stone6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
"Look at her hair! What a horrendous color! Do you even brush it? I bet the King pays him to look at you."
"You can tell her father has no money, that dress would be a rag in my house!" The tallest one grabbed the end of Morgana's sash and she heard the thin fabric tear as she pulled away.
"Pity your mother died so young. I am sure even with her base manners she would've made you into something like a lady."
Children are keen to the weakness of their peers and their precise attacks can be brutal on the psyche. At seven, Morgana was privy to the daily taunts and leers by jealous daughters of dukes and marquises. When their beloved fathers were diligent in their noble work, they relished in the embittered tears flowing down Morgana's cheeks. Her fists remained ivory weights at the end of her arms, clenched quivering with the preservation of her reputation. She would never take the bait of their indignity. She would nev
'To Be A Father' In this instant of lying in a hospital bed with a scorched arm wrapped tightly in gauze and secured by a cast, nothing seemed real anymore. Not the accident. Not the pain. Not his mother's death. Nothing...'To Be A Father'6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
"After we go to the drug store we'll go to the supermarket!" His mother turned to him with a smile and ruffled his hair. "And buy my little boy a treat!" She turned back to her steering wheel. "You've been such a help around the house lately, and you've been such a help for Mr. Fredrickson!" She beamed. "I am just so proud of you!"
Russell blushed a little, embarrassed by his mother's fawning the way all young boys were. "Mom..."
"Ohhhh," she chuckled. "You know you love it!"
Russell gasped as he saw a pair of blinding lights careening towards the front of the car. "Mom! Get out of the
A Well's InterludeHe could see Sango from his perch in the tree - she was a bright splash of red in her wedding kimono against the muted background of villagers that had surrounded her to bestow their congratulations. He wished that her groom, in his blue and purple robes, was standing at her side. "Come to nag at me again?"A Well's Interlude6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
"I just hope you aren't sulking on my wedding day."
Inuyasha glanced down to the see the monk with his arms crossed and his eyes fixed on his new bride. "I don't sulk," the half-demon muttered.
Miroku wagged his finger. "You do. You've been sulking for three months," he replied, finally looking up at his sullen companion. "Come on, Inuyasha. I can't enjoy my wedding if my friends aren't there to share it with me."
"Keh." Inuyasha dropped down to the ground and glared at the other man. "Then, you shouldn't be enjoying it anyway, because all of your friends aren't here."
"I meant the friends that are able to be with us," Miroku said, his eyes softening. "The day is darke
Remembrance Zuko's memories of the Ember Island Players had done a disservice to their talent. Until tonight he had thought that it was impossible, but they were actually worse than he remembered. In the back of his mind, he questioned whether part of it might have to do with the fact he was being portrayed as an honor obsessed twit. '...No, they are just worse than I remembered.' He thought, trying to convince himself that was true as his actor stormed off the stage screaming 'honor' repeatedly. Shortly after that, the scene changed to something that vaguely resembled the catacombs under Lake Laogai with the actors of the Aang and Jet fighting the Dai Li. Zuko didn't pay much attention until Jet's actor disappeared beneath a boulder. 'Wait, did that mean...'Remembrance6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
"Did Jet just...die?" Zuko asked surprised.
"You know, that was really
Liar"Poppy?"Liar6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
Poppy turned towards the doorway to her room and smiled at her baby sister's silhouette. "Hey, Iris. What's wrong? Can't sleep?" The silhouette shook its head.
"About what?" She shifted across the bed, making room for Iris. She didn't hesitate to accept the unspoken invitation, tossing her diminutive form into the bed and snuggling into Poppy's side.
A rustling in the gardens outside her room at the Fire Nation palace brought Ursa to the window.
Torches and moonlight cast most of the area into shadow, but there was enough light to make out the shadowed form of someone just outside.
"Ursa? That you?" The whisper drifted to her in a familiar voice.
"Ryuu! What are you doing out there, you little fool!"
"I came to save you- what else?"
"Tomorrow?" Poppy tried to stay calm, to bury the urge to scream as she regarded her too-perceptive sister. "The wedding?"
"Of course the wedding!" Iris glared up at her. "I may be only thirteen, but I'm not stupid.
Through the Eyes of AlfadorThrough the Eyes of Alfador6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
It seems appropriate that I begin this dissertation with a disclaimer: I am, in fact, a cat.
Perhaps it seems odd to you, thinking that the following words were penned by someone's pet. I assure you, however, I am more than simply a lap animal, a cuddly companion who spends his days dozing before a fireplace; my master is a sorcerer, which would make me his familiar. I have seen magic performed, powerful magic, the kind that makes your whiskers curl if you stand too close. Your eyes water, you know, if a spell is formed in close proximity. I suppose you've never been allowed near a master of sorcery, now have you? It's quite a privilege to see them at work.
Takes some getting used to, though, I will admit that much. The first time my master showed me that he could conjure fire with his bare hands -- oh, merciful Entity, my fur didn't fall flat for a fortnight! I wouldn't crawl out from beneath the cot for anything! He was very apologetic that he startled me, though, and eventually I sa
A strange familyA Zutara fanficA strange family6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
A strange family
Zuko walked through the empty halls of the Fire Nation palace. He stopped to look at one of the pictures on the wall. It was a groups painting of the Gaang who stopped the war. Zuko smiled. Eight years had passed since that day and everything had changed so much. The twelve-year-old Avatar on the painting was now a full grown man who lived with his fiancée at the Western Airtemple. That fiancée was no other then Toph Bei Fong. After the war she had helped Aang to rebuild the Airtemples. One day, Zuko just recieved a letter saying that he and his family were invited to their wedding. Zuko's eyes trailed of to the boy and the girl in the middle of the painting. Sokka and Suki. He still couldn't understand what Suki saw in an idiot as Sokka. 'Be nice.'Zuko thought. 'He's still your brother-in-law.'. Now he looked at the beautyfull watertribe girl on the painting. Her ocean blue eyes stared at the boy beside her. His golden eyes stared back at her
The Lost Sunset"I just need a day to myself," was the simple excuse that Matthew had given Hector earlier that week. He didn't know whether or not the Marquess' brother remembered the date or not, but he had gotten the day to himself without resistance.The Lost Sunset6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
Now that he had it, Matthew was restless. He remembered saying that she wouldn't have wanted him to give up because of her, but it was over now. It was a year exactly since the day he had lost her on the Dread Isle.
Sometimes he didn't know what was worse; the memory of her body, propped in the trees, like some sacrificial warning, waiting to turn back those who had dared stray too far in the woods. Or the dream of what could have been that haunted him from time to time.
In that dream he had taken her to meet his parents; a simple dinner, by a fire in their small house. They would talk about normal things; the weather, how he had grown up so fast, how his nephew was starting to remind his parents
Setting FiresTitle Setting FiresSetting Fires6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
Fandom Full Metal Alchemist
Characters Edward Elric. Some Alphonse Elric.
Summary I never thought setting fires could make a person understand what was truly important.
Submitted for The Ultimate Fanfiction Contest (One Shots) November 20th 2009.
I never thought Mom would no longer be there.
I think it's something that everyone believes when they have a parent that as always been there for them: that their mother or father would always be waiting at home no matter what. It is hard to wrap the mind around the concept of their absence when their presence had become so customary. For many, they don't want to think about that, so they don't. I know I didn't, back then. The thought of Mom leaving never even crossed my foolish, childish mind. I was too concerned with
The Spark of LifeChapter 1The Spark of Life6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
The library was vast, even for the strange giants who had built it decades-maybe centuries-before. Books of every size and shape filled every shelf of the towering bookcases, from the slim books meant for the giants' young ones to huge slabs of books that took days to get through.
Its creators and patrons were long gone, the building quiet and devoid of life--except for two small forms that scurried among the shelves. They had been there almost since they could remember--since the humans' war--living among the abandoned books and the papers and the strange furniture and machines. They kept the library in order, even kept the books clean and in repair.
They were called 3 and 4, and they had never met the "human" giants who had used the library; those giant were from a time past, though 3 and 4 looked vaguely similar to them in basic form. They had vertical bodies, they walked on two feet (usually), they had a head and eyes and arms a
This Is How You Remind MeDisclaimer: I do not own Harry Potter.This Is How You Remind Me6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
Pairings: Harry/Ginny, one-sided Snape/Lily
The first thought that Severus Snape had upon seeing Ginny Weasley for the first time was 'Do those damn Weasley's ever stop reproducing?' Of course, he didn't actually know the young first year's name yet, but with that tell-tale ginger mop, a face full of freckles and a dented, secondhand cauldron, who else could she be? Snape scanned the class roster in his hand and soon found the name Weasley, Ginny at the bottom. Snape did a quick count in his head- she was the fifth Weasley brat he'd have to deal with this term. Oh well. At least there wasn't two of her, like her blasted twin brothers.
As Ginny walked over to an empty work bench, Snape gave her an icy glare. Ginny looked up and, surprised by the severity of his gaze, stumbled on a stool. She dropped her cauldron with a loud BANG, which contin
The Cat and the RatCybertron was a cold world of uniformity and order. As colorful as its people could be, the world that birthed them varied little from golds and grays and purples. This world, however, was in complete contrast to Cybertron: colorful, jagged, uneven, wild and unstable. It was a completely alien planet, and the Maximal now known as Tigatron felt completely like he belonged here. Its primal beauty filled the chasm in his soul that had haunted him since the earliest days of his life, when he had first learned there was life outside of Cybertron.The Cat and the Rat6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
He knew his fellow Maximals didn't consider this world home. But there had been a point after awakening on this planet where it was all he knew. Since then, his memories had mostly been restored as his core processor mended, but all he could remember about Cybertron was how ill at ease he had felt there. He was one with this planet now, and he never wanted to leave.
In the visage of a white tiger, he remained rigid, a lone sentinel over the
random DP Fanfic OneshotTHIS IS A FANFIC WRITTEN FOR OTHER DANNY PHANTOM FANSrandom DP Fanfic Oneshot6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
For this reason, descriptions are NOT given for any DP character
He'd saved the world, his parents now knew who he was, Valerie had - somehow - forgiven him, and Paulina was actually chasing him, Danny Fenton! For some reason, he'd kept his true identity secret from everyone but those four people, Tucker, Jazz, and Sam. Tucker, still the world's youngest mayor, had somehow used his techno-geek knowledge to become a master at decoding signs, symbols, and feelings in order to determine how 'in love' a person was and how long such feelings would last, but had only told his two best friends: Danny Fenton and Samantha "Sam" Manson. Sam showed no real interest in learning more about it, but Danny was not going to let Tucker keep this to himself. Paulina, Valerie, and - now - Sam, had all shown interest in him and he wanted - needed - to know how sincere any of them were.
One day, Danny was free of his ghostly d
So Fleeting A Thing Princess Mercury, sailor senshi to that damnable Heir to the Moon. Here on this luminescent sphere, gathered with the other princesses and their mistress, she carried with her a heaviness that revealed itself in the planes of her shoulders, in the subtle tuck of her chin. Her hands rested on the balustrade of the portico, the hem of her midnight gown ruffling in the faint breeze. She was alone.So Fleeting A Thing6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
The moon was new, made dark by that brief day when it hid its silvered face from both earth and sun. Despite being concealed from that star's radiance, the palace itself glowed under some ancient spell, its faint light giving the gardens and outbuildings an ethereal atmosphere. The princess seemed most at home in her solitude, lost in thought and silence. Kunzite veiled his presence carefully, his gaze caught up
Mirrors on the WaterMirrors on the WaterMirrors on the Water6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
It would be worthy of pity, had it not amused him so.
Of course, he couldn't rightfully blame them for not noticing. Even though he considered himself a master of illusion, he had put on quite a show for the Soul Society, to their detriment. Such a display hadn't been entirely necessary, but it was better to be overly cautious. Better to be the man who was prepared for every possibility.
Sousuke Aizen considered himself to be that man. Or was that too just an illusion? Did he only appear to think of every possibility long into the night, while it really came to him as naturally and quickly as a breath?
It was a game he thoroughly enjoyed: the guessing game. Being the epitome of mystery and intrigue, it was a game he played often, and one he always won.
He sipped his tea quietly, the usual polite expression of thought settling over his face like a thin porcelain mask, concealing his true nature of darkness and deceit. This was yet another illusion in his gran
Rainy AfternoonTitle: Rainy AfternoonRainy Afternoon6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
Fandom: Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (Trials & Tribulations focus)
Characters: Diego Armando and Mia Fey
Misc. Notes: Inspired by Suga Shikao's "Yuudachi." A study of mood. Finished for the Ultimate Fanfiction Contest.
The rain fell in sheets of water that ran down the window and blurred the world outside. Inside the car, the heat was on despite the summery temperature because they were soaked and shivering. They had laughed at first when the black clouds above had finally burst and their walk along the beach turned into a dash back to Diego's car. But Diego had seen Mia wrap her arms around her bare shoulders, trying to shift her dripping hair away from her body, and he'd flipped the heat on without speaking.
They were cocooned. Outside, the rain washed away what little color the city had to
ConscriptedConscripted: A Final Fantasy 7 MomentConscripted6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
The first time I saw Sephiroth I was riding the train that wove its way around the levels of Midgar City, trying desperately to stay calm. Not because of the soldier, I had not yet seen him, but because my life was desperate. I'd just lost my job, my prospects for another were slim and too many people seemed interested in who I was.
What did I matter in the realm of the world's day-to-day business? I had asked that question numerous times, and accordingly, received no answer. A simple designer, I'd been working for a subsidiary of Shinra, the megaconglomerate electrical company in Midgar, designing the uniforms for SOLDIER, their military arm; although as the men and women advanced in rank, it was more often the Soldiers telling me what they wanted.
I hadn't worked with Sephiroth, or Genesis or Angeal; those men were reserved for the lead designer, Illa. What she did for them was unclear; what they wore bore litt
All It Takes is a BandageIt wasn't supposed to happen.All It Takes is a Bandage6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
It was a simple mission. Aaron simply had to stop Helix's minions from stealing some tech. It should have been a quick, one-two punch job. Aaron pretty much wiped the floor with the creatures while STAN made sure nothing was touched.
STAN had only turned his back for a minute. Silence filled the room as Aaron panted for his breath. Aaron straightened up and opened his mouth to say something, but instead of words, shouts of pain left his mouth. STAN turned to see the creatures had attacked Aaron, two pinning him to the ground, and the other two throwing steal boxes at him.
"Aaron!" STAN shouted, surprising the creatures, who ran from the room. Unlike normal situations, Aaron didn't get right up. He didn't move at all.
The only response the android received was a low, pain-filled moan. STAN moved closer, only to see blood dripping from under Aaron's bangs, as well as from a cut under his lip. STAN glanced around, then carefully picked up the teen, c
SW: ResilienceBiggs Darklighter shoved his X-Wing's joysticks forward and dove toward the Death Star. The TIE fighter curved around behind him to spit lasers that plashed against Biggs' shields in a nacreous green shower, and Luke's X-Wing slotted in behind it as neatly as dancing. The patterned Death Star surface flashed beneath them.SW: Resilience6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
"I can't shake him-!" Biggs cried, looking around as if he could see his squadronmates' faces somewhere out there in their ships.
But it was Luke Skywalker who answered him, Luke who understood how different the X-Wings and space were from the skyhoppers that they used to ride together in the Tatooine desert. You could feel every tip and turn around you there, hear the sounds of the air whipping past you, in one of those, not like the dampened gravity of a starship where the enemy could only be seen as a dot on the radar. "Hang on, Biggs. I'm coming in."
On the tac screen Biggs saw the red dot juke and waver as Luke's green dot tracked it. He focused forward and kicke
What I did for Hogswatch Death was nervous. This did not happen often but he was now. In fact he could even be terrified. What could frighten Death, the one whom all shall bow down too, the Assassin against who no lock would hold, the Reaper Man?What I did for Hogswatch6 years ago in Ultimate Fanfiction
His granddaughter, she was coming to stay by him for Hogswatch.
Ysabell had come by a few days ago.
"Hello Father," she had greeted as she cam into the office.
HELLO YSABELL. WHAT BRINGS YOU HERE? Death had asked.
"It's Susan. Mort and I are going to one of Keli's banquets and if we bring Susan along she'll be terribly bored. There will be no children and we will be so busy with meetings that she'll be alone for Hogswatch. Could she stay with you?"
OF COURSE, Death had replied.
"All right, we'll pick her up on the day and drop her off the day after," she moved behind the desk and kissed Death on the cheek, "We'll see you on Hogswatch."
Death watched his daug