Life of Bea - Chapter 1Humans hate giants. It’s in our blood, as humans, to be scared of people hundreds of feet tall that us, right? So it’s not completely irrational.Life of Bea - Chapter 15 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Giants have been on earth easily 50 years before I was born and from what the books say, they saved us from ruin. Wars were tearing the earth apart and nuke threats were being delivered daily. The giant’s saw this and decided to ‘help’. Apparently their idea of helping a civilization was to enslave it. The giant’s came and took over our societies, our government, our free will. Giants would periodically come to earth, round up as many humans as possible and take them back to their home planet and distribute us into pet shelters to be adopted out. Humans were no longer people, they were pets, an accessory, ‘companions’. And that is why I hate giants. Those of us who have not yet been taken have to spend our lives hiding, hoping that we won’t be found. Their ships come every 6 months with te
Precursor to a New LifeFirst Week of Spring, Year 762 of the New AgePrecursor to a New Life23 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Glenmore, in the New Oak Glade
Featuring Lord Accalon and Princess Failthé
The new grass crinkled underfoot as the painted dark stag paced furiously in the shadow of the New Oak. Muscles slid sleekly under his pelt, shifting restlessly, till the stag paused and forced himself to still, letting out a low, slow breath.
Betrothed. To a princess.
Accalon sighed and shook his head, trying to shed the irritation that covered him like some horrible second pelt.
His father had been so proud, so pleased. A great honour, Lord Aquilon said, his age-tinted pale eyes shining. A princess given to his son, to their family. Imagine.
Accalon knew the truth. The only reason he had been offered such a great honour was because the new King was smart. Oh, he was smart. No doubt Rafe looked to bribe all the strongest Lords from the old
Darkest Lies [Chapter 30]Darkest Lies [Chapter 30]Darkest Lies [Chapter 30]17 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
After they had left Vixen and Sage, they headed to Fuzzy's. Sand visited with his aunt for a bit, while Lightning explained to Rain how their father was feeling. Lightning told her that he was recovering and Lightning was sure that he was fine for the year. Sand suggests that they got visit them for a bit and then later he'd return to his aunt.
When they arrived, Rain told her mother that she was excited to have new siblings and asks her when they would be due, which is guessed to be about a month. Skunk begins to share some advice to her daughter, knowing that one day Sand and Rain would probably have a litter. Rain listened to her mother's every word, completely interested and thankful for the advice.
One the first couple nights, Sand decided that Lightning could have some time away from Fuzzy to be able to visit with his family, so Sand decided to stay with his aunt. He kind of missed staying at Fuzzy'
The Legacy [Chapter 2]The Legacy [Chapter 2]1 day ago in Introductions & Chapters
Beneath the Forked Tree
Nami frowned, looking back at where Forte had disappeared into the forest. If she wouldn't have been distracting him, he wouldn't have forgotten about his concert...Now he would be in serious trouble and it was all her fault. Nami hadn't felt so terrible in all her life. Hopefully he would make it there in time, but if he didn't she would never be able to forgive herself. She glanced up at the sky when a light rain began to fall. She only hoped Forte would make it to his concert before the thunder and lightning came through.
She slid into the lake and swam to the other side, stopping at the muddy bank. She dropped to the ground and rolled around until she was covered in mud, making sure to cover all of Forte's scent. Once she felt his scent was gone, she dipped back into the lake and washed away
Blue Moon: Chapter 5Chapter 5: Open EyesBlue Moon: Chapter 59 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Serana wasted no time once morning was upon them. She rushed over to Lana’s room, ready to speak to her, but to her surprise there were two guards leaving their post, which was right outside Lana’s door. Probably in case of a werewolf attack?
Serana proceeded, slowly opening the door and peering in. She looked over at Lana, who was still asleep. She was sprawled out on her belly with the blanket covering her back; her upper back, arms and legs exposed.
She then fully entered the room, slowly walking over to Lana’s bedside. She kneeled down and gently shook Lana’s shoulder.
“Hey, Lana. I know it’s early, but I need to speak with you.”
Lana mumbled something and turned away. “Can it wait… I’m not ready.” She said, very slurred.
“It’s about the werewolves. You were right.”
Lana then opened her eyes and turned to face Serana. The werewolves? She picked up the blanket and covered
Wizard of Sonata 1/2 Ch 5Wizard of Sonata 1/2Wizard of Sonata 1/2 Ch 515 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Chapter 5: Captured!
In the Haunted Forest, Selene, Topaz, Jack, Sunset Shimmer, and Gard appear with weapons to attack Mal. They come up to the sign. They walked pass it as Megumi, Hime, Yuko, Iona, Ribbon, Glasan, and Caleb approached as well seeing the sign.
"The Malevolent One's Wicked Warlock Tower. 1 Mile." Megumi read.
“I turn back if I were you.” Caleb read.
“Good idea!” Hime nodded.
Hime was about to leave but Iona and Megumi stops and pulls her back.
"For Selene-chan." Megumi reminded.
"For Selene-chan..." Hime sighed.
As the girls catch up, Jack then said, “I believe they‘re spooks around here.”
“Spooks?” Selene asked.
"Sp-Spooks?" Hime asked clinging onto Yuko.
“That‘s ridiculous. Spook, that‘s silly.” Sunset explained.
“Don‘t you believe in spooks?” Gard asked.
“No, why only a…” Sunset was about to explain
Toriko: Canon SL. Chapter 28: Cooking FestivalA month had passed since the four beast had attacked. Life had gone back to normal, but big plans had been in the works. The cooking festival was just around the corner and the 100 best chefs were gathered to participate in it, to find out who was the best. But other things were also in the works. In the gourmet world, the gourmet Corp was planning on kidnapping all those high class chefs to increase their fighting power. And Mathew, having seen the kings use that orb of appetite energy, had gone to the edge of the gourmet world and had trained in the use of appetite energy himself.Toriko: Canon SL. Chapter 28: Cooking Festival1 day ago in Introductions & Chapters
Toriko had told him about the coming attack of the gourmet Corp, which was an extra reason why he trained like this. because he knew, when those guys showed up, Menace and Mina would show up as well. and he still had a score to settle with both of them. Seto had been busy cooking and preparing by working in the golden duck restaurant. He was ranked in the top 100, so he would participate. And as other high
Summons from other Dimensions part 3A ball went flying in the Thompson household as young five year old David began to throw a tantrum. “I don’t care that Daddy will be home soon I want to go play now.” Stomping has foot and throwing another ball to emphasize his point, flinching as the ball narrowly missed his mother’s favorite lamp. He hoped she didn’t see that.Summons from other Dimensions part 314 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
His mother began to massage her temples to alleviate some of the headache that her son was bringing on. “Sweetie your father called not long ago and said that he’d be home in a few minutes, and I can’t watch you in the park while I try to cook dinner.”
David continued to stomp his feet and flap his arms about randomly. “NO! I already waited a few minutes and Daddy’s still not home yet, and I want to play outside NOW!” Frankly he was tired of his Mommy’s bad logic. A few minutes meant no more than three and as soon as they were up he came
Perspective ::Chapter One::Chapter One::Perspective ::Chapter One::1 day ago in Introductions & Chapters
All Ends bring New Beginnings
The crashing sounds of the ocean swells extend all across the white sandy beach. Fingers of golden sunlight make the surface of the water sparkle like thousands of diamonds and a warm summer breeze rolls in from the north. It carries with it the crisp scent of sea salt and moisture. All along the beach people play in the sand and cool waters. Just beyond the beach lies Cayton City. The city's walls stand tall and firm, only allowing the red brick rooftops to be seen above it's borders. Several sentries patrol the top of the wall, watching over the people below.
Inside the city, merchants constantly stock their shelves with goods as the people go about their daily lives. A baker puts a rack of freshly made rolls out on display to attract customers. The smell of the warm cinnamon buns with creamy icing draws in many a passerby who simply cannot resist the sweet treat. Further d
Mortal kombat: the next era 3 part 2 ch. 82Patrick's POVMortal kombat: the next era 3 part 2 ch. 8222 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
We travelled through the next arena during the apocalyptic search never backing down without a fight; for a minute, I thought this terrain seemed different since the first time we sought. I manned the White mobile to the next destination hearing the calls from our avian friend Macaw; in the beginning, we witness a species of animals living together until the curse corrupted their natural habitat. We spotted our friends Hantai and Maria walking in, so I safely landed the white mobile where I find the reason for the corruption of the forest planet starting with animal cruelty; I peered through the trees and spotted my friends walking in. The others suggested to exit from the White mobile, and I believed it's fine by me. The doors opened and the others unbuckled their seat belts and leave the white mobile, so I draw out my remote key to lock the doors from the White mobile and placed the keys in my coat pocket.we arrived to the planet Holtergon according to our virtual map l
Adrian and Kasandra - Do You Believe in Magic?After a while of looking around, Kasandra exited the spacious museum that was Zane's back car with a somewhat frazzled look on her face. Frankly...this Adrian fellow led a VERY interesting existence, and had the evidence to prove it. As far as she could tell there was no way to dream up junk like this.Adrian and Kasandra - Do You Believe in Magic?21 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
A Kris Kuksi-esque bone sculpture that depicts the holy city of Shambhala. What looks like a motherboard, whose circuitry patterns are all arranged to create an image like the Mona Lisa. A submachine gun that's been sliced in half to reveal that it's interior is for some reason entirely organic, containing flesh, bones, a tongue, and teeth it uses as ammo. What looks like a small thundercloud kept inside a glass jar. Relics and ritual tools from an ancient Mobian tribe known as the Coatimundi. A miniature model replica of the Quantum Dial. Krudzu, which looks like a potted plant with flytrap-like mouths, except the plant was made entirely of metal and mechanical matter, and grows l
ToI MM: Again, and Again, and Again... (Jasper)5 Years, and Ages, Ago.ToI MM: Again, and Again, and Again... (Jasper)23 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Jasper lay in the bottom of his cage, shuddering in terror.
The sun was setting. The draygoon would come home soon.
"Not again, not again..." the young wind pixie sobbed, hugging himself tightly. "Please, Sil'dara, not again."
His lower left arm twitched, the ghost of pain that only existed in Jasper's memory nevertheless striking hard. How many times now had he gone through losing that arm, sacrificed to entertain a childish draygoon's cruel whim? His arm... and then, when Jasper begged, a scratch down the face that took his ear, his antenna...
Why, Jasper wondered, why in Sil'dara's name had he ever decided to learn time magic?!
He was too young.
Magic was too vast.
And now he would never get out of this endless loop of the worst day of his life.
Infinite Shadow - Chapter 1Before me was horror. The worst thing to happen. My precious children were just out of my reach in his hands. Why must they be kidnapped in his hands before me? I haven't the slightest idea. Everything looks blurry to me. It was almost to the point of it all looking like nothing more then abstract art in an unknown gallery. Through the light blue and white stripes of my hair I hid my right eye. The suspense was killing me along with the despair of watching that wretched man take my beloved twin children. One was a girl with white hair and blue eyes and was named Melody. The other looked the same, but was a boy named Jacob. They were just sleeping babies in the arms of an evil man with black hair and red eyes. In this cave, he stared down at me grinning. I hated that grin. I could just barely see it, but I could feel it that he was content with his job. I was chained to the ground and stared back at him angrily. In this cave, it felt more like a pit from Hell. I was sweating and breathiInfinite Shadow - Chapter 117 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Reunion - Part 3>>> Previously: Unexpected <<<Reunion - Part 37 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Energy and emotions surged through her as his lips met hers. Everything was so confusing. She had convinced herself that this would never happen, that he was gone for good. Now here he stood, free of the shadow that had haunted him, claiming that he had left in order to protect her, in order to protect her people. Her heart was racing with a thrill she could only compare to that of a hunt, but even then, it didn’t come close. Tears threatened to well in her eyes, but she choked them back as she gently parted herself from him. He looked different. He hadn’t changed much physically, not like she had, but he was different. It was in his eyes. She sensed hope, wonder and curiosity, something she had never
Collingwood 25‘THERE!’ JEROM SHOUTED when he found the first slate he was after, making me jump. A stack of books somewhere could hold itself no longer and toppled with a sound like someone coughing. Jerom had never been good at keeping his workplace tidy, for his was a clumsy, passionate brand of intellect.Collingwood 2510 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
‘What do you say to that?’ He thrust a slate at me and I thumbed the security pad, the device recognising my authority and lighting up an instant later. Mendel Tarne and Tellis both waited patiently for me to read. The Warrior dwarfed the chair he was sitting on, but Tarne looked like a man in his element.
The display was of a medical logbook, the pages scanned and transferred to the electronic device for security. Boxes of various handwritten notes scrolled by showing the details of people admitted to Lujayn’s Medicae Amentius wards.
‘Mental illness seems common here.’ I said unceremoniously drawing a smile from Abadelius, ‘The natural result of a
Black Airs - Chapter 38- The Sandman, Jace! -Black Airs - Chapter 3812 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
The first round had come to a close almost as soon as it had begun. Lucia had exited the ring, walking back to his comrades, he peered over towards Ren. He felt like the latter was burning holes into the back of his cranium with how intensely he was staring.
The competitors watched, a team of medic coming out from an access point opposite of the corridor they had been standing in earlier. The medics examined the remains of Team Ethereal, announcing that they seemed to be alive, but just barely. They quickly took them down the access point, rushing them to the more experienced medic' who would take care of their wounds.
"We will now begin the second round, Team Zolf Versus Team Ki!"
The announcer shouted, the members of Team Ki and Team Zolf heading towards the arena. The latter of the two stopping short of the ring, the dark-skinned man named Jace stepped forward, jumping up into the ring.
"Sweet. Fuckin' sweet. I finally get
My World(part 1)When somebody asks you What is the real world to you, you give them your honest answer, right? But that day I, Kayla Sanderson, then realized that the world isn't what I thought at all. That day seemed so normal, and boring.My World(part 1)13 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
I walked down the sidewalk with my best friend Alice, her black hair fell over her shirt. I said,“Prepare yourself for another boring day at school."
“I wouldn't say that, you have violin practice for your concert right?"
“Yeah, in a week, but it's still boring."
“And I suppose you would rather live in either the anime world or your grandfather's book."
“That would be nice, yes." I looked up clenching onto my violin case. This world is so boring, there isn't any excitement, or dangerous love. My grandfather wrote stories, some say he was too involved with his work, others say he grew insane. But I believe, he was a true genius. My head was so much in the clouds that I bumped into someone and fell to the groun
Taking Care of MamaTaking Care of Mama!Taking Care of Mama17 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
“Morning beautiful,” I whispered in Galaxy’s ear even though she wasn’t awake. “Feel better.” I said, kissing her burning forehead. Her third line-the pain line- was glowing brightly and you could see the beads of sweat being formed as she slept. I really didn’t want to go to work with her like this, but I hate to see all my subjects so disappointed. So, with a concerned frown, I got up and got dressed.
I opened my eye slowly and looked around. It was 12:57 and I finally woke up. My forehead burned and everything seemed off. My vision was blurry and my pulse was slow. I get the feeling he wanted to, but I really wish Sil could stay. The door to the bedroom opened and I smiled praying it
Ghosts of My Father: Chapter 23 What are you supposed to do with yourself when you find that you were born into a long line of angelic assassins? I know one thing I do not plan to carry on the family business and I need to stop my father from doing the same. Yeah, humanity my be fragile but I don’t see them bowing down to that man, or any other Nephillium. Not because I am going to rid the world of them one by one, but I will keep humanity safe from one trying to rule.Ghosts of My Father: Chapter 2318 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
After my grandmothers decent into hell, I am ready to go to bed, but alas there is no rest for the wicked. First I plan to speak with a certain butler and then I will have a police escort to come with me to meet my father. “So, Aidan, would you like to come with me to talk to John? Also, despite the fact I trust John, I trust that you could watch my back better when I go and confront my father tonight.”
GAPS Chapter Two: Eye for an EyeChapter Two- Eye for an EyeGAPS Chapter Two: Eye for an Eye20 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
"What's wrong with you?"
Kallo blearily looked up from his coffee. Lumos was sitting across from him, a look of concern on his face. Kallo took another swig of coffee, grunting noncommittally.
"I...didn't get much sleep," Kallo grumbled after a moment or two of silence. He'd tried all night to push the message out of his mind, but to no avail. The feeling of being watched only intensified throughout the night, and what little sleep he had gotten only made him more tired.
"I can tell," Lumos snorted, rolling his eyes. "You look dead on your feet." At his brother's chuckling, Kallo huffed. Scowling, he went back to his coffee, only to sigh in irritation. The cup was empty, save for a few stray drops he missed. The coffee machine was on the other side of the kitchen, and after a moment of deliberating he slumped back into his seat.
"Could you get me some more coffee?" Kallo asked, shoving the empty mug across the table. Lumos pushed it back, rolling his e
Phantom ~ Phantom and ShadowLink -2Phantom ~ Phantom and ShadowLink -23 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
5-2 Phantom & ShadowLink
I floated at one end of the mountain ridge, waiting. I could see my castle from where I was. At the bottom of the ridge, was Reggie, Jones, Talia, Luther, Madam Jade, and the Jets. The Jets refused to stay at the house. I guess they were hoping it would help. Honestly, as glad as I was to have them there, it really didn't help.
Then he came. ShadowLink. He had violet markings of his other eye, which I assumed came from taking Luther's magic while the red markings he got from me were now violet too from Madam Zira's magic. He had Madam Zira with him with red magical cords binding her wrists. She looked pale and weak, but she stood tall and brave. I was sure she was mostly doing it for Luther's sake, hoping it would ease his fears. I spoke, "Let Madam Zira go. Remember, this is between you and me."
ShadowLink smirked, "Fine." He snapped his fingers and the cords disappeared.
I motioned for her to go to the others with my head. She walke
Magick-You knock-Magick8 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
- The locks on the door begin to rattle, and then the door swings silently open-
Oh, you're El's friend right? I'll uh... I'll just go get her. Stay here.
Said a slim, scruffy girl, before she raced up the stairs.
El! El! Where the hell are you!?
Yeah Yeah! Hold your horses, I am coming!
That voice was familiar, it was Vulture.
You know I wasn't expecting you to come back... I thought the girl with the horns was too much for you. HAH! It's really hot out and I don't feel like getting a tan today so how about you come inside? Oh! shoes off please.
Sorry the house is empty - Ash and I are the only ones home. Petal and Nix are out right now. Probably on some cutesy little date. Just grab a seat. Don't mind the cat she wont move for you but i's nothing personal. Her name is Trinity - she is a Russian blue. Very moody things in all honesty. Anyway she is one of five cats but who knows where the other four are. If I see them I will introduce th
Danyul's Story - Chapter 4CHAPTER 4:Danyul's Story - Chapter 49 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Though much of the West had been tamed, by plough and fence, by stone and sword, much still remained of what was magic, wild. And this was not a bad thing, not really. Darkness and danger may frighten frail humans, but to many creatures, many people even, such things make the world entirely normal! Without the shadows of the trees, the dark and spooky wild, they could not survive; and it could be said the world, even of human-kind, would be poorer if they left it.
Besides, there are also things that lie sleeping in the depth and darkness, things it’s better not to wake. Although sometimes those things wake up on their own…
Captain Dorth was at his Contemplations, so that was where Swen left him. The trees stretched high above their heads, reaching down with branchy claws towards their cluster of roadside tents and fires; Swen winced, huddled closer to his flame. He did not like forests. He’d just as happ
Stand Still. Stay Silent.--Correspondence 7CorrespondenceStand Still. Stay Silent.--Correspondence 79 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
A “Stand Still. Stay Silent” fanfic
Year 118, Early Fall
Well, my crazy plan seems to have worked better than I’d hoped.
Inspired by Mikkel’s description of the Battle of Kastrup, I had a huge force of Cleansers enter Karlstad, making as much noise as they could. Then, most of them stealthily pulled out of the city; the only ones who stayed were garrisoning my old islet redoubt, continuing to make as much noise as possible. Naturally, I was with the garrison; I was not going to send good Cleansers somewhere I wouldn’t lead them.
As soon as the trolls made their move, the forces that had pulled out of the town formed a cordon of fire that completely surrounded Karlstad. Slowly, the Cleansers tightened this circle of death until the trolls which were left could only either try to storm the fort, which was secure enough that no such attack could succeed, or try to break through the fire curtain.
Suffice it to say, the troll thre