The Memory of Simon Battle - Chapter 8Cassidy sat on the couch. On the coffee table in front of her, she had spread out her photocopies from the library. Her grandfather’s journal sat off to one side, and in the middle of it all was her open notebook. Every piece of information she had about Simon Battle was right in front of her. Including, if he was to be believed, the man himself.The Memory of Simon Battle - Chapter 8Moments ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Steven was pacing. Cassidy watched him for as long as she felt she could wait, then, impatiently, she said, “Steven, are you-“
“Simon, please,” he replied without pausing. “You know my name now, please use it.”
“You aren’t Simon Battle,” Cassidy said firmly. He stopped his pacing to face her. “Simon Battle died twenty years ago. And even if he hadn’t, he’d be forty-five today. You’re not forty-five.”
“No, I’m not,” he agreed. “Because I died. Cassidy…” he sighed and sat on the floor on the opposite side of the coffee ta
El Viaje de Buho Rojo (VI)El Viaje de Buho Rojo (VI)13 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
-Se acabó – dijo Búho Rojo como si hiciera falta aclararlo ante su pasmado acompañante.
En aquél momento el rostro tatuado de Máscara de Agua palideció primero para enrojecer después. Porque tenía claro que si quería volver al País de las Nubes, necesitaba del talento – y traducción- de Búho Rojo. Aquella claudicación inesperada aseguraba que todo su esfuerzo, su sufrimiento y el de sus acompañantes hubieran sido en vano.
-¡Maldito! ¡De no ser por ti hubiéramos ido al sur a proseguir la guerra!
-Creo que te olvidas que tu propia gente casi te entregó- dijo Búho Rojo disimulando la evidente tensión entre ambos.
-¡Mejor hubiera sido así! Más vale morir de pie y de una vez que agazaparse como conejo en un escondrijo insuficiente. Porque sabes que aquella maldita bruja nos sigue buscando. Y no estará conforme hasta que nos destace y nos coma en tam
RegicideOCT Audition: Prologue- A New Game Within a rundown wooden shack on the outskirts the coastal farmlands of Spectra, huddled next to a small fire was what appeared to be a small child wearing strange noble Gothic attire. This was of course no actual child, but the witch of the hell fires, Mephila who had just come from a neighboring kingdom which was now dealing with a mysterious gruesome murder of a noble house family. The un-child found it amusing that no one would ever figure that the adopted child that noble family securer off the streets was the one behind the murders. Was even more amusing was the fact that this wasn't her first time killing fools for fun.RegicideOCT Audition: Prologue- A New Game37 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
With her coming thirty-first birthday she began to remember how she once was a normal child living a life of luxury with her family, ruling over ignorant peasant's eventually rising up and burned down the very home her mothe
The R - chapter 1The R - chapter 11 hour ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1: a day in the life of Richard Sharp
“Richard, Get down here this instant! You’ll be late for school, and I am not driving you if you are!”
‘Dad, give me 5 minutes’. I pulled the covers to hide my face, hoping he wouldn’t come charging in and literally pulling me out of bed like he did almost every morning.
I REALLY didn’t want to go to school today; it happened to be a friday, and in my world Fridays and Saturdays were stay-in-bed days, where I literally just sleep the whole day and don’t give a care about anything in the world.
But to dad, every day was work day. He owns a famous music company, which pays him a lot of money for selling music and instruments; every day he has to be there, taking care of the business he owned-
I groaned as I slowly got out of bed, and I started to put on a pair of jeans when I realized it happened to be a school day. ‘Oh well’, I thought. I gu
Chains- EpilogueChains- Epilogue1 hour ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The lack of damage to her property was astonishing. The only real damage was on the roof. Katarina had expected much worse from someone like him. Although she was still a bit off from her head injury, she needed to stay tough for everyone. Her once peaceful community was thrown into a panic in one night. Although everything was resolved the same night, she felt horrible for placing everyone in danger like that. She would call her people to a meeting once she, Jake and Barbara were better and well rested. It would also give her some time to think about how she would explain the situation.
Meanwhile, at Jake's house, Barbara would tend to whatever Jake needed. He was badly beaten. Days had passed since then and he didn't even change. They wondered if it was a one-time deal. Not wanting to think too much on it, both would stay in bed next to each other. Barbara didn't want to leave Jake's side unless
Chains- Chapter 12Chains- Chapter 121 hour ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"So the newborn wants to be the next sacrifice huh?"
Jake was just barely standing in the yard. His breathing was heavy but he didn't care about that. He had only one thing on his mind and that was to kill Bastian. Not only because of what he wanted to do but to get his own revenge for nearly killing him.
"Will you…stop calling…me a newborn?"
He didn't have his sword on him and he had no real plan. As long as he had his anger from yesterday welled up inside of him, he believed he could do anything.
"You are weak and your wounds are too great. You have no chance of even touching me."
Not having any more interest, Bastian turned his attention over to Barbara. He felt that she would put up more of a fight considering how she was able to knock him out once before. Meanwhile Jake was still standing wher
Chains- Chapter 11Chains- Chapter 112 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Where am I?"
Jake awoke in a dark room. He sat up and looked around.
"You're finally awake. That's good."
He immediately recognized the voice and turned to see Katarina sitting in a chair. If it weren't for his heightened sense of sight, he wouldn't have been able to see her.
"You were out for quite a while. It's actually early in the morning. The sun should even be rising soon."
"What exactly happened? How did I get here?"
Thinking about that, he suddenly remembered about his fight with Bastian. He shot up and felt a burning sensation in his chest.
"Do not rush yourself. You'll only end up reopening the stitches."
He finally got a look at himself and he was pretty heavily bandaged.
"The last thing I remember is ge
Chains Chapter 10Chains Chapter 102 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Blade and claw were clashing. Bastian was serious this time as his attack strategy was different. He would allow Jake to attack him to read his strategy. Whenever Jake's blade connected to any part of Bastian, it would just slide right off. It was as if the blade was dull. Jake paused for a moment to put his away blade and go for a more hands on approach. It wasn't his best idea but if he couldn't cut him down, he would have to depend on his own two hands.
The whole time Jake was having trouble Barbara was just standing back and watching. She wanted to get in there to help but when she looked into his eyes, she knew that he wanted, no, that he needed to do this himself. She would gasp every time he took a hit. Jake was still in much pain but his determination kept him going. Both human and beast were exchanging pretty heavy though Jake's weren't as effective.
"Awe, what's wrong? H
Chains- Chapter 9Chains- Chapter 92 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Barbara was still sitting on a bench when she heard her name. She looked over to see Wolf running over to her. As he got closer, it looked as though he was worried.
"Katarina filled me in. She also instructed me to track down take you Jake and Bastian."
"I'm sorry that you were told to help. I know you never wanted to be out on a mission."
"You've got it all wrong. I don't fight."
He held out a hand and helped her off her seat.
"Now let’s go. I may have an idea where they are already."
They hurried back through the park and Wolf pointed over to a very old and beat up pick-up truck. It was so old that she couldn't even recognize the model. She sucked it up and got in the passenger side. Inside was a change of clothes, which she knew, was
Chains- Chapter 8Chains- Chapter 82 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jake was a bit crushed that his new truck was already destroyed. His anger pushed him to rush through traffic without a care in the world. He dodged the cars as if it was the game Frogger. He was determined to catch up to the man partly responsible for his truck. Barbara nearly had a heart attack as she watched him cross. With all the horns blaring and cursing, it was a wonder that he was able to make it across the street. He rushed off without waiting. Barbara soon crossed and pushed herself to catch up. The reactions that people were giving told her exactly where she needed to go. She eventually caught up with him at Central Park. It was much quicker than driving but it still took a lot out of them, especially Barbara.
"We can relax for a bit. He seems to be doing the same. He's also very close."
Barbara was glad to hear this as she slumped herself over on the nearest benc
Chains- Chapter 7Chains- Chapter 72 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What shall I try first?"
Jake awoke to the sight of Bastian standing above him. He attempted to move but noticed his arms and legs were tied down. He could feel something was off. He assumed he had to be heavily drugged. With what, he had no idea. Above him stood the six-foot man with brown hair pondering what he was going to do. Jake watched as the man walked over to a small table with a row of different needles. He tried as hard as he could but he was still unable to move. Luckily, for Jake, the man walked out of the room. He could only assume what he was going to do to him was far worse than what he had on hand. He tried his best to move from side to side so he could try to knock the table over. Back and forth, he wriggled. He began to gain some of his strength back. Whatever he was given was already beginning to wear off. He was finally able to knock himself and the table over but there was sti
Canada X Faroe IslandContains FluffCanada X Faroe Island2 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Faroe Island = Ella Kohler
The countries have a meeting on Valentine's Day and it's been about a year since Ella was in a relationship. Normally she is an upbeat person but today she feels a little off, mainly because of her mood swings caused by "6-7 days of hell". There was a break during their meeting and honestly, she doesn't want to go but she only showed up because she got a crush on a Canadian
What happened to her previous relationship? Well, she worked overtime and during that time, her now ex boyfriend was cheating on her with another girl. By the time she caught him with her in their apartment,she found out that the girl was pregnant.
Ella got so upset, she went to Canada to calm down. That's when she realized that Matthew (aka Canada) was the one for her. Little did she know, Canada shares the same feelings.
*Canada: Hetalia, eh?*
Canada asked the magic trio to help him get together with Faroe Island. The trio nodd
Requiem of the Dead S03E04 - [Enjoy Your Company]Requiem of the Dead S03E04 - [Enjoy Your Company]2 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Nik tried not to look disappointed that Saiph could go, but he knew the Healer’s tent wasn't really the best place for her to be staying with everything that had happened to her here. "You probably should still walk with someone, just in case." It was blatantly obvious that he wanted to spend more time with her, and the thinly covered excuse wasn't hiding anything, but thankfully Christie didn't seem to notice.
"I could walk with her. I was going to head back to my room anyway, I need to find out your dress for tomorrow night anyway."
Kaci gave her an unreadable glance, but she was focusing more on what she could feel than what she could see.
Saiph looked at Christie with a little seriousness. "I think it's best if we don't go alone anywhere together for a while. It's only going to give the Necromancer an opportunity to take us both. I'll go with Rovelaen, or Nik, if he's willing." She gave him a small smile.
Rovelaen looked between the two and held back the urge to roll his eyes
The Thrieeves - Chapter 3"Wow, you knocked out twelve guys alone ?!"The Thrieeves - Chapter 33 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"One of them said I was fat !"
"One ? So why fighting with the other eleven ?"
"It's not my fault if they were at the same place !"
Anna didn't know what to answer to that. In front of her was sat a tall girl. She had black medium long hair and green eyes. She wore a red tank top, a pair of black shorts, and black transparent tights. She also wore black boots.
"Well, looks like you can be pretty aggressive when you want."
"I'm not aggressive ! I just don't like when people play with my nerves !"
Anna thought for some seconds, then said : "Well, that's being aggressive, right ?"
Quickly, the girl hit the table with her fist, smashing Anna's hand : "NO IT'S NOT !"
Anna did her best to contain a scream, and couldn't believe how strong that girl was.
With some efforts, Anna managed to peel her paper thin hand off the table, and started to flap it.
Her hand back to normal, she continued the interview : "So, hum,
.:Memories Hurt Too Deep:.Seeing the coffins laid down in front of him in front of the altar was the hardest thing Alex had ever experienced in his life. He had asked for closed caskets for the sake of his own sanity, but he still felt like he could have at least seen the faces of his parents for one last time before they were laid down. Right now he was feeling that, but on the long run he was sure the last memory of their happy faces wishing him happy birthday before they had left the house for him and Viola for the whole weekend was the thing he wanted to remember them by..:Memories Hurt Too Deep:.3 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Viola squeezed his hand gently as the couple sat down on the front row benches of the church, neither of them really listening what the priest was saying as he stood in the front, calling blessings and Bible verses and whatnot. Alex’s eyes had been locked on the coffins laying on the floor just few feet away from him, his emotionless face somewhat worrying Viola as the woman was openly in tears, leaning agains
The R - PrologueThe R - Prologue3 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
They kept shouting my name; the name everyone in the whole world had known me by.
“Rickey! Rickey! Rickey!”
This was it: the big competition. The competition that was going to change our lives forever. I was so nervous; If we lose, we go back to our normal lives, but if we win… we’ll be famous around the whole world!
Now was it: no backing out of this.
I took a deep breath, grabbing my guitar and running out on stage with my 2 best friends, and shouting…
“Are you ready for NightOwl?!”
Then, they cheer; some even boo at me, because they want the other band to win.
The bass guitarist beside of me was sweating like a pig and her hands kept shaking the guitar. “It’ll be okay,” I whisper to her. Smiling, she nods at me.
I take my guitar, glance over at the drummer I had known my whole life, and I cue him to start.
“1, 2! 1,2,3,4!”
Come join me and kick giant centipede ass.I had a very vivid dream last night, a dream I would like to make a creative reality if people are willing to help. Y'know how dreams are soooo good, but most often when you remember them, there is a lot of stupid stuff? That's kinda how this dream was.Come join me and kick giant centipede ass.3 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There are these things called "Jeggers." Why are they called Jeggers? Cause that's what my brain told me I'm gunna change the name eventually. Jeggers exist in a different universe to us, but can infiltrate our universe..somehow, it wasn't specified. To combat this, there are people scattered around the earth called "Jeggernauts" (how original brain) that have an identifying bracelet on to signify that they are these "Jeggernauts." Each bracelet is different, and mine was a Lokai bracelet, but I'll get into that more later.
Jeggers are gigantic, usually baige centipede-like creatures (but can look different) that shoot up from the ground, destroying everything in their wake on earth. They don't aim to kill people thou
Absolute-Zero: Chapter Two- NightmareAbsolute-Zero: Chapter Two- Nightmare3 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Two: Nightmare
Zero awoke the next morning to the weight of Ihnutuk’s body on his stomach. On the bright side, he did seem a bit lighter. “Ihnutuk….down boy.” He groaned as he pushed the young seal off of his body and sat up, his eyes being flooded with the morning light, causing him to groan and flinch, rubbing his eyes. he stood up and drunkenly dragged himself over to the bathroom, where he brushed his teeth and splashed his face with water to wake him up. And the attempt was successful at that. The cold wave of water splashed on his face caused him to jolt, as if he had not predicted his own actions. He reached over and brought a small blue towel to his face, wiping the water away and grumbling some things into the towel. He hung the towel up and opened the door before exiting.
He sighed as he walked to the kitchen, looking at the grandfather clock. It read twelve o-clock. Noon. He gulped and quickly devoured an apple, throwing away the core. “
DZ:US Chapter 6Ultimate SacrificeDZ:US Chapter 64 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As Dan and Senko watched the flames burn, they listened for any indication that Red was about to finish laughing. It didn’t seem like that was the case. Meanwhile, Dan kept most of his attention to the new Digimon that appeared from within Red’s D-Resonator. DemiAlphamon… he certainly looked like an Alphamon, but very short, and a different color. He was also using a sword and not an axe, like most other Alphamon. Or rather like other Alphamon in general. Only now did he notice the look in the small Armored Warrior Digimon.
“We need to move,” Red stated out of nowhere as his laughter stopped abruptly. “They’ll send reinforcements. Back into the caves! Move!”
The team rushed back into the labyrinth of caves as they left the broad daylight behind them. At one point they lost all light and their eyes couldn’t adjust to th
The Thrieeves - Chapter 2"I'm sorry but, you didn't talk since 10 minutes, is it normal ? Are you alright ?" asked Anna.The Thrieeves - Chapter 25 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I don't see why I should talk when I have nothing to say." answered the girl sat in front of Anna.
Anna didn't reply to this, then said : "But if you have nothing to say, why are you here ?"
"Who are you to tell me what I should do ?"
"You're not here for the job ?"
"Yes I am."
"So why don't you talk ?"
"I don't see why I should talk when I have nothing to say."
Anna stared at the girl, trying to understand something.
"Alright ! So, what's the joke ? I'm sorry, I just don't know when I have to laugh at this." she said ironically.
But the girl didn't say a thing.
After 2 minutes of silence, Anna spoke again : "Ok, so if you're not here for the job, I don't see why-"
Anna was quite surprised to see that the girl finally said a word : "Sorry, what did you say ?"
"Who's Laura ?"
"Oh, I see. I can see the progress is utterly huge on this one. Maybe I'll have the chance to
Prequel Chapter 101“I’ve had quail eggs. Not that bad really.” Tony thanked the waiter then ate some of his rice. “Did you ever cook back home?”Prequel Chapter 1015 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Only when I was out on hunting trips." He replied.
“They’re missing out. You make good pancakes.” Tony chuckled.
Loki rolled his eyes. "Everything I make is good to you."
Tony grinned playfully and ate some more rice. “Oh, you need to try their wine. Excuse me?” He signaled to the waiter again and ordered some sake for both of them.
Loki watched him. "One day I'll let you try my favorite wine." He grinned.
“From Asgard? Is it any good?” Tony asked playfully and sipped his drink.
"No, it’s absolutely terrible." He said.
Tony rolled his eyes and ate another piece of sushi. “Thor brought some mead once. He wouldn’t let me drink any, but he said it was good.”
Loki nodded. "It is." He replied. "The drinks are mixed and stored in barrels to age."
One Day Down, Chapter 122“Yeah, I have positive heat scans downstairs. Go! They’re trying to get out!”One Day Down, Chapter 1225 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Agents flooded into the building and began arresting and shooting everyone they saw. Several were taken down by the weapons that didn’t get shut down right away, but the rest pressed on. Nelim rushed ahead, slipping down halls and ducking around before reaching the room.
“This way!” She waited for everyone at the door. “This is where the heaviest security is. You are fighting only trained Skrull warriors in here.”
The Avengers nodded and braced themselves. The door opened and they fanned out, dodging attacks from the Skrull inside. Nelim rolled out of the way and uttered more chants under her breath and the final portal closed. She glanced at Loki then at the others, trying to get a good view of where they were. She then moved, dodging hits until she reached another safe point.
“Knock out the guns!”
Clint aimed and fired directly at the control bands