Slayers, A Stray Child, Part 3Part 3.Slayers, A Stray Child, Part 36 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The paddle dipped into the dark water, catching against mud and plant-matter and gods only knew what else. Filia surveyed the scene from her perch on the boards that crossed from one side of the boat to another. The splash of the oar propelling her tiny craft forward was a sharp contrast to the quiet around her. Even the clouds that had riddled the town with raindrops had ceased their onslaught, though the sky threatened that this reprieve could be short-lived. The rooftops that peeked out from the newly created sea were empty. There was not a man, woman or child in sight, awaiting rescue from the high ground. Not even so much as the quack of a duck or the soaring outline of a gull could be found to give some sign of life. But it didn't feel empty exactly. More like something was there—holding its breath.
Filia gripped the oar. Whatever that something was, it was leading her on—on to find Val, or to walk into a trap, or… what exactly? The false Val
Talk about denialPart 49 of Drachenwelt ChroniclesTalk about denial6 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Ezroth, you have a guest,” a jail guard said.
“Shut up your human piece of trash and leave me alone,” answer came from a cell. They actually had to transfer all human prisoners to another jail as former dragons kept picking on them and guards feared the worst.
“Careful there,” John said as he entered the corridor. Now the only thing that separated him from Ezroth and other arrested members of The Order were jail bars. That was okay though as no former dragon had its former strength as well. “Or someone will add bad language to list of your crimes.”
“Me, me, me... And by the way, thanks for coordinates of the bases. That was very useful.”
Ezroth's eyes opened deeply. How he could be so naive? It was too good to be true and that human got him, and all of The Order, good.
“That's... impossible. We saw the photo and it wasn't anyone we know.”
Meliodic Part IX: EverytimeShe searched his face for some sort of smile or gesture towards sarcasm, but there was none. Melody felt herself internally panic. They had... just met. This can't happen with someone you just met...!Meliodic Part IX: Everytime7 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Are you joking...?" she asked, still hopelessly confused.
"N- no..." he looked at her gob-smacked expression, "Everytime I see you, my heart beats uncontrollably! When you're near, my chest hurts. I don't know what to do!"
He cried out before running into a nearby bush to hide.
Melody now felt her own heart beating out of control and her stomach was churning. What was she to do about this? She approached that hiding spot of his cautiously, "Ryo..." She stood beside the bush, exhaling heavily. "Come out of there..."
"W-We can work this out together, alright?"
Ryo hesitantly crawled out of his hiding-spot and stood to slowly present himself before the patiently waiting girl. He still attempted to hide his face by moving it to the side, his hands behind his back.
Melody awkwardly s
Five Forever (Chapter 1)Cilius was born into the royal family 13 years ago. His parents didn't really pay much attention to him. They gave him his own room and a bed, but that was about it. He wasn't even aloud to use any of the money the kingdom earned. The only companion he had was the butler that checked on him. They'd always talked about what was going on in town since Cilius was so interested in it, and since the butler lived there because the king and queen refused to even give their servants rooms.Five Forever (Chapter 1)8 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What's it like outside the castle walls?" Cilius asked one day.
"I've told you many, many times, my prince," The butler, Wadsworth, replied.
"And I've told you to just call me Cilius. Now tell me, what's been going on?"
Wadsworth sighed as he ran his fingers through his brown hair, "Money is really tight nowadays. Your parents have been milking the town dry."
Cilius looked down at his hands before looking back up to his butler. He then repeated the motion Wadsworth did by running his hands through his own b
Meliodic Part VIII: I... I...Ryo still stood there, glancing at his hand grasped in hers. His words seemed broken, "I... I..."Meliodic Part VIII: I... I...7 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ryo looked to the side with the most obvious and questionable blushing expression. Not a word could leave his mouth.
Melody slowly released him from her grip and finally took a look at his face. There was something off about him...
"Are... you alright, Ryo?"
The expression was unable to exit his mind. He was speechless. The powerful thumping inside his chest and the aches his heart had been feeling all day. It was all too much...
Ryo snapped his head toward's Melody's, crashing his lips into hers, pulling on the back of her neck with his glasses clenched in his fist.
Melody found herself frozen and unable to even think straight. There was a part of her who liked it... and then there was another part of her that was totally shocked at what was happening. It was this part of her that eventually gave her the willpower to pull away. They wer
Catfish!Silver awoke late afternoon the next day to a loud rumbling in his belly. Opening one eye and yawning, the tom stretched out his sore legs. Somehow he had made his way further up the shore to a much dryer spot, away from the now calm licking tide. Grumbling, Silver slowly stood up and looked around at his newly discovered home. The beach was actually only a slim lining surrounded by a rocky cliff shore. Jungle could be seen a little further off as well. The island seemed to go on forever. His curiosity was teeming. What could be out there? Where there any other survivors? What was the light he had seen the night before?Catfish!10 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Silver took a deep whiff of fresh air. It smelled of sea salt and fish. Fish...food...his belly growled at him again. As much as he wanted to explore this new land, the tom knew food had to come first. Slowly, Silver made his way back down to the water line on still shaky legs and pawed at its surface casually. Thankfully, the cold water from the night before had turned
Meliodic Part VII: I'm SorryThroughout the schoolday, Melody found that thoughts of that forest boy were wandering through her head. She even found herself writing his name in one of her classes - only to scribble it out afterwards. She almost jumped from her seat once the last class was over, and somehow her legs took her directly to the Ryo's domain, out of breath and kind of tired from the day's events. At least it was Friday!Meliodic Part VII: I'm Sorry8 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Ryo...?" she said, looking around.
"Melody!" a voice exclaimed from the left as Melody was simultaneously tackled to the ground.
"I- I missed you!" Ryo yelled as if tears would soon sprout, refusing to let go.
Melody felt like she nearly had a heart attack, and it took her a moment to recover. "R-Ryo," she stuttered, regaining herself with a heavy breath. "God damnit! Don't do that ever again..."
She pushed him off a bit, only to fail to do so, before huffing.
"You could've broke something..." like his own neck..
Ryo's eyes widened once more. "I- I'm so sorry!!" he projected
Meliodic Part VI: Followed"O- oppung..." he mumbled confused before making the decision to follow her. He never knew what a school was apart from that teenagers attend it. He was curious. And maybe he could spend more time with her. And so he began sta- following.Meliodic Part VI: Followed9 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Melody had to break into a mid-sprint halfway through her journey there to make it on time. She swore someone was following her the whole time, but she didn't risk looking back to find out if it were true. Instead, she entered the school, out of breath as she was and went straight to class. Dropping her bag off at her desk, she finally lifted her head to realize that her previous suspicions were correct...
Ryo was stood outside the school gate. His blood red eyes glaring into her distracted visage. Ryo heavily analysed the grounds, though didn't risk stepping upon it. He sat there for around three hours, gazing at the classes that took place. He then began to miss her and went back into the forest to distract his mind.
"What is this ache in my chest..
Meliodic Part V: You came back...The next morning, Melody had practically forgotten about her adventure through the forest and left for school bright and early just like usual.Meliodic Part V: You came back...9 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ryo woke up beneath the trees by his raccoon. "You like her, don't you?"
Ryo's face became as red as his eyes, "N- no.. o- of course not!" he protested.
"Let's see if she actually comes back." The raccoon giggled, leaving Ryo to sigh in seemingly evermore isolation.
Sure enough, the light crunching of shoes on the ground signalled that she came back. This time, though, she wasn't covered in filth and actually looked approachable. Melody took a few steps through the place she was the day before, trying to remember the boy's name.
R... Rrr... "R... Ryo...?
Melody looked around, briefly glancing at her watch. "Are... you here?"
Ryo peaked around the corner of a tree, "M- Melody?"
Ryo smiled, ignoring the audible beats of his chest as he approached her, "You actually came back."
Melody shrugged her shoulders and gave a yawn, stretching her a
Five Forever (Prolog)Once upon a time, there was a kingdom with a king, a queen, and a prince. The king and queen were very selfish and only cared about taxing to the extreme. The prince, though, was not as cruel as his parents. Prince Cilius, of age 13, wanted to do something to save his people. But what could he do?Five Forever (Prolog)10 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A thief in the night ran around town trying to get as much food as he could. He was just a poor orphan who didn't have any money. The 14 year old theif, Alane, was only six when the orphanage he lived in was shut down. Now, he wonders around looking for a way to survive.
A young boy tried to create a magic spell, but it failed. I didn't really help that he didn't believe in magic in the first place. This all started when 15 year old Vincent's father died. His father was a true believer in magic. All he wanted was for his son to follow in his footsteps. Vincent never payed any mind to this, until his father passed. Now he strives for just one magic spell to work. Just one.
Rising Ether [Chapter 1] 12 Years LaterRising Ether [Chapter 1] 12 Years Later12 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
12 Years Later
From the mountains, to the oceans, and deserts the sun began to rise as many of Arhere began waking up for another day of hard work, and study. For the men that meant either guarding the king's castle, or hunting in the wild to either bring home food, or to sell for silver so they could afford things a bit more fancy. As for the women they were mainly stationed in hospitals, schools, and libraries, but if they chose to hunt too that was fine as well. For the young knights in training though that meant more practice, and more sweat, but with every day they grew stronger and stronger, and as long as they kept their heads high there was a good chance they would make it.
As the sun began to rise its powerful rays began raining into the young princesses room. Groaning she reached to pull the curtains so the sun wasn't shining right in her eyes, but it seemed the gods just wouldn't have that from her; for as she reached she heard the door open as her maid Jules came
Meliodic Part IV: A Friend?Her eyes returned to Ryo, "How... exactly did you do that?"Meliodic Part IV: A Friend?9 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ryo smiled as she tried to pet the raccoon, "He's my companion." He crouched down and let the creature run up his arm and onto his shoulder again. "I don't have many friends." He laughed sarcastically, scratching the back of his head.
Melody's eyes widened a bit. Well, if a person relaxed in the forest and befriended a raccoon, they would seem rather unfriendly and unapproachable... "I know we got off on the wrong foot..." Melody sighed quietly as guilt tugged at her stomach, "but I could... try to be your friend."
Besides, she was curious to see who this guy was...
Ryo's eyes widened.
A- a friend?
He broke the stare into her eyes with a smile of gratitude, "I- I'd like that..."
The insolent brat Melody encountered moments earlier seemed to have vanished, replaced by a boy with a shy and slightly red expression.
Melody hesitated with the sudden change in personality, raising an eyebrow. For a guy lying out in the forest
X-Men Revolutions Volume 6 Chapter 5 But after this session was completed there was something that Jean could teach to her three teammates in the Danger Room. The lessons that she was teaching were not physical acts but instead mental. Since their upcoming enemy was a powerful psychic Xavier had felt it best that the team learn about developing mental shields around their minds. This was something that the vast majority of people couldn’t do by themselves and they needed help from a physic to do this. Since Xavier was busy with Cerebro still attempting to get a lock on Shadow King’s position the responsibility had fallen onto Jean. She was one of the most powerful telepaths on the planet but even she wondered if that would be able to help her against someone like Shadow King. His mental abilities were likely even more advanced than Xavier’s thanks to the decades that he spent trapped on the Astral Plain.X-Men Revolutions Volume 6 Chapter 512 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
From the outside it looked like the team were about to perform yoga as they all sat on th
Silver light Ch 3 EnjoySilver light Ch 312 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The silver dragon began to come to but as he did so, something was amiss. He could no longer feel Arin pressed up against his side so he prompted to open his eyes. What poured into his vision confused and startled him. He was no longer beneath the forested canopy with high branches and green leaves but under something much more sinister. The sky was eclipsed in black and the ground was not grassy nor was it covered in freshly fallen leaves. Instead, hard tiny rocks that had been ground down into grains the size smaller than a flea by the wind. "Sand?" He thought bewildered and this strange environment. "Why is there sand?”
Getting up, the silver dragons paws sank into the tan substance. Taking a step forward to free himself from its rocky grip, he looked around at his surroundings only to become even more confused. He spotted trees to his left but when his vision cleared entirely, he realized something was wrong with them. The leaves were not green but
TMG S1 E2: Remastered EditionTMG S1 E2: Remastered Edition12 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The town, down in the plains of the Hexblade clan, was centered around a stone tower that served as the clan's headquarters. The room at the top of this tower had dark wooden floorboards, well used, but not in a state of decay, and an open window at one side, from which hawks would fly in and out regularly during the day. Dominating the room was a large table, with easily enough space for six people to sit at, made of a sturdy pale wood. the torches in brackets on the walls were lit, radiating a comforting yellow glow throughout the room. However the comforting glow was nullified by the emptiness of the room- only two people, a man and a woman, sat at the aged wooden table.
Haley sighed. She was a member of the Hexblade council, and sat at the table, along with her husband, Aora. Laid upon the table were various documents and reports, with complex-looking charts upon maps. She tried again explaining to him that spreading all of their resources evenly between the people was imprac
The Destined Spirit Chapter 11: Training DaySpirit woke up due to the bright light reaching inside the den. As Spirit yawned and stretched, much like a cat would do, he couldn't help but try to recall what day it would be today. ‘Oh right, Basic training.”The Destined Spirit Chapter 11: Training Day12 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Spirit went outside the den, and headed right for Desmond’s den. Before he reached it though, he turned around quickly and countered an incoming paw swipe, from Desmond. “Good to see you’re not that shabby. Though, that’s just a taste of what you’ll be getting in the training.” Desmond commented, as he lowered his paw. Spirit raised an eyebrow at what he said. ‘Let’s see if that confidence lasts throughout the whole training, I bet he’ll get beaten by me, and gape.’ Spirit shook his head, trying to rid any boasting thoughts from his head. “After eating, come back to my den, then, I’ll lead you to where we will train after that.” reminded Desmond as he went to the food pile and
Claws - Chapter 4Claws - Chapter 412 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Spirit of the Wolf - Claws
Bruises and Cuts
First rays of a new day’s sun erased the distant stars in the sky. Noticing the change the young man sitting in front of his own grave finally decided to stand up and leave.
Time had become unexplainably hard to grasp and the realisation that he’d been there for hours surprised him, but the feeling didn’t linger long. Seeing his house in ruins was troublesome on its own, and seeing his mother’s grave, along with his own, didn’t help lessen the sense of incomprehension.
I am dead.
The obituary said the funeral was organised less than a week ago. The poor state of the graves showed it to be true. There were no gravestones placed atop them, nor were they framed with cement and stone like the graves that stood there longer. No, these two burial places were just left there… two p
Meliodic Part III: Raccoon Bastard"And what brings you here? Of all places, a forest is not a place for people like you." he muttered with a scrunched expression.Meliodic Part III: Raccoon Bastard10 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
This guy was really... odd... Melody shrugged her shoulders, deciding that she really didn't care but would play along anyway. "Does it matter? ...I'm on my way home." She adjusted her book bag's straps upon her shoulders. "And you know a forest isn't exactly the safest place to lay down for a 'study session'."
There was something peculiar about this girl that Ryo could not put his finger on, "But nature fascinates me," he grinned, calling out and summoning a raccoon upon his shoulder, "meet Lou." he laughed, petting the creature.
Melody stared in fascination as he called a raccoon out of seemingly nowhere, "I can tell..."
She paid more attention to the raccoon itself, and almost leaned down to attempt petting it too.
Lainsuojattomien paratiisi - PrologiHe jähmettyivät kaikki kolme sateessa palatsin kulmaan huoliteltujen pensaiden varjoon. Kirkuminen kuului selvästi, niin myös sotilaiden huudot ja nuorempien lasten itku, joka tuntui kaikuvan yössä ja liimautumaan aivosolujen muistiosioon. Xander katsoi järkyttyneenä kalpeaan vaimoonsa, joka näytti valkoisemmalta kuin lakana tuijottaen silmät selällään kaunista rakennusta, josta he olivat juuri paenneet. Hiipineet hiljaa palvelusväen reittejä sateiseen yöhön, paetakseen kohtaloa joka heitä oli odottanut muun perheen ohella. Sade piiskasi heidän kasvojaan ja sai hiukset liimaantumaan ihoon, mutta kylmyys ei johtunut siitä. Xander ei voinut olla ajattelematta, että he olisivat voineet olla tuolla. Verilöylyn keskellä, viettämässä häitään, leikkaamassa hääkakkua ja juhlimassa päivää jonka olisi kuulunut olla heille mitLainsuojattomien paratiisi - Prologi12 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A Question of Faith (Harlem's Deck 9)A Question of Faith (Harlem's Deck 9)A Question of Faith (Harlem's Deck 9)13 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“I never used the Deck.”
Elliot nodded. “I know, I know: 'I didn't actually touch it...' But you made use of the information...”
“No!” Jaret balled his fists, sitting back in his chair. They were both slumped in his office, Jaret behind his desk, Elliot in one of the comfy chairs over by the fireplace, talking by the light of the desk lamp. Annalise, ever the paragon of sanity, had long since retired to bed. Somewhere Elliot was well aware he and Jay ought to be. This was not a discussion to be having on frayed nerves, but then sometimes the world didn't give you what you wanted.
“I never used the Deck, as in: I never touched the cards myself or asked someone else to.”
“But... what?” Elliot sat up straighter, swinging his feet off the arm of the chair to look at his brother across the office. “You're telling me...”
“It didn't happen.”
“But, the electi
The Last Page“Terrwyn, look at me.”The Last Page13 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After a moment, she shifted her gaze to meet his with some difficulty.
“You did the right thing. The Unseelie Court aren’t known for their mercy with the races of the Material Realm. But you need to get going. Outside of the Black Wood, the Unseelie Court’s power is considerably weaker.”
Terrwyn glanced down at his bleeding arm. “You’re hurt.”
“I’ll be fine. You’ve already saved my life…don’t spoil it by losing yours. You know where you’re going?”
“And your Defender knows.”
Terrwyn nodded as she slid her sword back into its sheath and took the reins up in her shaking hands. “Will you be alright…?”
Jayvyn nodded. “Go. Before the rest of that lot decide they really can take us on…and win.”
Reluctantly turning her mount around, she headed for the foggy barrier with the Sable Lion trotting alongside.
Apprentice, chap2Eric locked the door, trying to be as careful as possible with the old wooden construction. The whole house was dark, only a faint light of the lamp at the end of the hallway indicating the direction in which the stairs were located. Silence ruled the place, being interrupted occasionally by the loud snores coming from Lord Advent’s accommodations; apparently, the man had had a good evening with his two favourite ladies – wine and fine tobacco – being involved, and was now getting the much deserved sleep before leaving the capital for Veret Nonte. The floor creaked under Eric’s steps as the mage made his way through the corridor, a bundle of cloth in one hand, a folded paper in the other. He stopped at one of the door for long enough to slip the note under it, then turned on his heel and headed towards the stairs. Once there, he moved down quickly, passing the kitchen where somebody was still awake and working, at least as much he could tell from the sounds insiApprentice, chap213 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This