Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 15Chapter 15Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 157 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Okay! I’m up next! I’ve got a performance for you,” Nagisa jumped up. He waddled back and forth, “what are you doing?” Haru asked. “You can’t tell? That was a rockhopper penguin imitation.” Nagisa replied, “It was? I couldn’t tell...” Rei responded. “What? Why couldn’t you tell? Just look at this!” Nagisa cried out resuming his imitation. Makoto chuckled, catching Nagisa’s attention. “Ah Mako chan! You finally smiled,” Nagisa grinned. “Huh?” Makoto looked shocked, “that’s good! You seemed a little subdued,” Nagisa informed, Makoto smiled back. “Sorry for making you worry,” he spoke. “Uh I’ve been wondering... when you tried to save me, you were acting strangely.” Rei murmured, unsure if he should bring this up. “Were not going to discuss it!” Haru insisted, “but...” Rei spoke, “J
Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 6Chapter 6Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 67 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
The next day the group decided to hang out at Haru’s house. Tay, Mel and Mai were looking through a magazine of the best sweet shops in the area. Haru had just gotten out of the bath and still wore a towel on his head. Suddenly he sneezes, causing everyone to stop what they are doing and look at him. “That was loud!” Nagisa stated placing his book down. “Haru are you okay?” Makoto asked as he pulled out a tissue from his pocket. “My late grandmother used to say that you sneeze when someone else is talking about you.” Haru replied rubbing his nose, then taking the tissue packet from Makoto. “It must be Rin chan!” Nagisa beamed, Haru turned to him in shock. “Yeah something tells me that’s not it,” Mel retorted. “No I’m pretty sure he is just sick, it’s because you were swimming in the pool in April.” Makoto replied making all the girls nod in agreement. “Haru you just need to r
Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 2Chapter 2Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 27 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
After arriving at school everyone rushed to class where the teacher took attendance. Having mistaken Haru for a girl the class had a good laugh, however Tay could see the hurt on Haru’s face. When lunch came around the girls went up to Haru and Makoto. “Want to eat lunch on the roof?” Makoto smiled, Haru just sighed, “Sounds like a good idea.” Mai agreed in the support of Makoto. The group headed up the stairs till they all heard a voice. “Haru chan, Mako chan,” the boy spoke. He had blonde hair and a bubbly personality. “Haru chan?” Haru questioned turning to look at Makoto. “Mako chan?” Makoto questioned as he did the same, suddenly a shocked look crossed their faces, quickly turning back to the boy. “Nagisa?” They both questioned, the boy smiled. “Whoa you have some cute girls with you,” Nagisa poke making the girls all slightly blush. “Why don’t you come join us, we
Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 1Chapter 1Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 17 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Water is ever-flowing; it’s the source of life as well as the substance that sustains it. Something that could be so calm could also be just as dangerous, mysterious and fascinating. Since Tay could remember she had always been drawn to the water. She felt natural in it yet it also hosted a sense of fear. Not knowing what was deep down below made her swim faster to what she considered to be a safe location. Never having a reason to fear the ocean or deep water, this was something she could not grasp. However she couldn’t help but gaze at it; the beauty made her feel like it was a part of her. How could she fear something in which she loved so much? These were thoughts that constantly crossed her mind. Living by the ocean made her happy although she was happier looking at it, then being too close.
Tay decided to go to Iwatobi High School with her two close friends Mel and Mai. After being at an all girls’ middle school they all thought that it would be a nice
My Flush and My Friend (ONESHOT COLLECTION PART 2)My Flush and My Friend (ONESHOT COLLECTION PART 2)4 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
mK: so wanna explain )-(ow t)-(is works exactly?
uU: well basically as I have come to understand we each have a stick or club,
then we each have a small but sturdy ball sufficient for hitting but not so
large that it won't move, then we take turns hitting said ball and the
game is either accounted in distance or if U get the ball into the circle
on the ground, they call it...golf...
mK: I see so are t)-(ere any other rules I s)-(ould know?
uU: according to humans this game is a also a test in grace and humility,
so we must keep our tempers cooled and keep from breaking or throwing our
sticks and or clubs...
mK: A)-( t)-(at makes sense, say Hestia did you really like humans all that
uU: whale, sorry, well I really just enjoyed their strange customs and I found
their society rather fascinating as a whole, I also think I just enjoyed the
idea of a free system rather than an enslaved one I suppose...
mK: woa)-( )-(old t)-(e proverbial p)-(one you t)-(oug)-( I would enslave you?
Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 14Chapter 14Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 147 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
After finding shelter under a nearby cliff there was an awkward silence. Shivering, Tay wrapped her arms around herself; a bikini was not the most ideal attire in this weather. Haru looked over to see that Tay was obviously cold; pulling her close to him he wrapped his arm around her shoulder. Blushing, Tay rested her head against Haru’s chest, listening to his heart rate race. “Have you calmed down?” Haru asked turning to Makoto. “Yeah,” he spoke as the silence struck again. “You’re still scared of the ocean aren’t you?” Haru questioned catching Tay by surprise. Not wanting to get in between them she decided to keep quiet. “I thought I’d gotten over it, but when I saw Rei drowning I completely froze. The memory of that day immediately surfaced... Sorry I dragged you into this.” Makoto spoke, his body trembling. “It’s not your fault,” Haru responded. “Haru’s right Ma
Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 13Chapter 13Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 137 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
As Makoto explained the regimen to the boys the girls came out sporting their new bikinis. Seeing their female teammates wearing such revealing garments, they all couldn’t help but blush, continuing to stare in awe. Looking over at Haru Tay feels her stomach flutter when she sees him staring in her direction. Realizing that Tay noticed, Haru quickly adverts his gaze, attempting to regain composure. “You all look great,” Makoto blushed trying not to sound too forward. “What’s with the towels and the suntan lotion?” Rei cried out. “On a nice day like this, what better thing to do then soak up some rays!” Mel assured, “We said we would stay with you guys but never said anything about swimming!” Mai added. “I need to avoided the heat so I’ll come in the water but I won’t leave the shallow area,” Tay informed placing a large sunhat on her head. The boys all sigh in defeat, being that they probably
Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 12Chapter 12Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 127 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Haru and Makoto volunteered to walk Nagisa, Rei and Gou to the train station while the girls went home to discuss the training camp with their parents. “Really a training camp?” Tay’s dad contemplated being the whole concept involved things that made his daughter uncomfortable. “I’m part of the team so I need to go as well, I’m sure I will be okay.” Tay smiled back in attempts to reassure her father as well as herself. “Alright but I want you to stay in one of the hotels, you know what happens when you push yourself.” He replied giving his daughter a serious look. “I can’t be the only one staying in the hotel, I need to camp out with the others.” Tay was adamant, although her determination was due to the idea of spending a week strait with Haru. “I understand where you are coming from but you need to put your health first and you know that. Adding in the heat and the sun rays you are even more vuln
Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 11Chapter 11Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 117 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
The group stood still and watched, Gou was taking a deep breath before attempting her calligraphy. Dipping her brush in the ink she then wrote with passion. Forty-eight days left to the prefectural tournament, Gou clearly wanted to make sure the boys made use of their time. “Gou chan you’re still doing those?” Nagisa questioned. “Can you stop?” Rei asked, “pressure is what pushes people to the next level.” Gou responded, “Pressure can also ruin some people.” Haru replied, Tay turned to Haru; it was unlike him to state his opinion so frankly. “Are you talking about Rei chan?” Nagisa blurted out, “I’m not that weak!” Rei yelled back, the girls chuckled. “Wait why are you wearing a hakama?” Makoto pondered, “stop talking and start practicing!” Gou yelled out causing the boys to all bolt from the changing room. “Cut them a little slack Gou they need to have fun
Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 10Chapter 10Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 107 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
Tay had just purchased the swimsuit when she ran back to see what Haru was doing. Running, she was stopped when Mel grabbed onto her arm, “what are you in such a hurry for?” Mel asked releasing her grip. “I was just going to see if Haru made a decision yet,” Tay responded. “Oh I think he is still over at the changing room, I’ll go with you then.” Mel smiled; Tay grabbed her hand pulling her behind. “Take it easy!” Mel laughed; Tay’s determination never changed when the situation included Haru. Making their way over they noticed Haru and Rin walking off together. “What is Rin doing here?” Mel questioned, “and they are going somewhere...” Tay added, looking at each other they nodded, agreeing without words, to follow them and see what was going on. The girls ended up outside hiding in the shadow of the building, Haru and Rin stopped under some trees by the fence. “Damn I can
Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 9Chapter 9Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 97 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
The following day during break Nagisa calls out to Haru and Makoto, dragging Rei into the second year class with him. Waving his arm, his hand was holding some kind of flyer. “Look at this!” He cheers; Rei’s wrist grasped tightly within his other hand. “Ta-da!” He says placing the open flyer on the desk. “Uniforms?” Makoto questioned, “yep we have a swim club now so we should get matching uniforms.” Nagisa states, “that’s a good idea, it’ll give our club a more official feel.” Makoto replies, “I know right? I think we should go with this design and this colour!” Nagisa insists, pointing to the choices in which he fancied. “What kind of image would we use as the emblem?” Tay questioned turning to Haru for some conversational input. “Are you thinking of putting Iwatobi chan on there?” Rei questions; seemingly displeased, “that was the plan...” Nagisa loo
Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 8Chapter 8Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 87 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
The following morning when Haru, Makoto and the girls arrived at school they ran into a panting Nagisa who was wearing his gym strip. “What are you doing?” Haru asked, Nagisa attempted to catch his breath. “Haru chan, Mako chan...” Nagisa spoke, Tay turned to see Rei walking towards them. “Oh Rei chan!” Nagisa said in a chipper voice, when Rei stopped he looked over at Haru. “Are you Haru chan san?” Rei questioned, Haru just glared back, “don’t use chan or san with my name.” Haru stated with his usual expression. “Is something up?” Nagisa asked while everyone stared at Rei. “I’m willing to participate in your joint practice as a trial member.” Rei informed, “What really?” Nagisa’s eyes widened. “But only on one condition, I won’t do any swimming.” Rei stated, “That works just fine.” Tay smiled hoping that it would lead to something mo
Hello Cruel World (Ch. 1 Aria)The heavy bass guitar leant itself against her knee as she plucked the scratched strings. She sighed as she her heard footsteps pounding against the floor outside. The closet was stuffy and she choked on the dust ridden air. The acoustics made it even less of an ideal place to practice her playing. She heard the door knob rattle as it turned and the door creaked. She chuckled, she had been caught yet again.Hello Cruel World (Ch. 1 Aria)9 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Miss Heathrow, I hope you know that class is currently in session." Ms Jones was the dragon lady of the school.
"Miss Jones, I'm sure you know the answer to that." Aria replied with an all too sweet smile on her face.
"Then I'm sure you know that skipping class to play bass guitar in a janitors closet is not tolerated in this school."
"Yeah, yeah, just pass me my detention slip already." Aria was already bored with the conversation she had obviously had multiple times with many different teachers.
"I don't like your attitude young lady," Ms Jones snapped, "and it's Ms Jones."
Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 7Chapter 7Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 77 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
When Tay had woken up Haru was already gone, grabbing her things she headed downstairs where she found Haru in the kitchen. “Morning, how are you feeling?” Tay asked taking a seat at the table. “Morning, I’m fine but you should have a bath before breakfast is ready.” Haru responded giving her a small smile. “Yeah I will, just make sure Makoto doesn’t walk in on me again.” Tay laughed, Haru blushed, “yeah sorry about that.” “Don’t worry about it I was just kidding,” Tay smiled making her way into the bathroom. After she had finished her bath she changed back into her uniform, pulling out her makeup and deodorant in which she had stored in her bag from gym. Haru had started eating; Tay saw he had made her another omelet rice causing her to smile widely while she took a seat. “Thanks for the food Haru,” “no problem, I made lunch as well.” “Ah really? I can’t wait to
Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 5Chapter 5Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 57 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
After grabbing Haru and Makoto the group headed over to see Mai at her dance practice. She was a contemporary dancer meaning she had great balance, which compared to Tay was not saying much. When they arrived they saw her dance and were stunned by her grace. Tay took this time to confirm Mel’s thought about Makoto’s feelings and watched his reaction to her. Mel was right on the money, his face was red and it seemed as though if Tay called out to him he wouldn’t even hear her. When Mai stopped she noticed the others and walked over to them. “What are you guys doing here?” She asked, “well Tay and Mel decided to join the swim club and we were wondering if you would consider joining...” Makoto asked while fidgeting, “eh are you serious?” Mai bellowed, “come on it would be so much fun with all of us together!” Tay gleamed with a sparkle in her eyes that Mai even had a hard time saying no to. “Look if it means
Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 4Chapter 4Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 47 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
When Haru woke up he saw that Tay was sleeping next to him. His heart started pounded when he sat up trying to gather his composure. She was still sound asleep but now was wearing Haru’s clothes; she must have woken up in the middle of the night and read his note. He decided to gather up his clothes and have his bath before she got up. When Tay awoke she saw that Haru was gone, he must have gotten up already. She grabbed her clothes and her bag and quietly walked down the stairs. Surprisingly Haru was already wearing his uniform and was now making breakfast. “Morning Haru...” Tay spoke placing her bag down, still holding onto her uniform. “Morning... If you want to take a bath I will have something ready for you to eat.” Haru stated as he turned to face her. “Okay I will then, thanks.” Tay smiled quickly heading to his bathroom. She pulled out a towel and placed it over her uniform, taking the clothes Haru let her borrow off and throw
Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 3Chapter 3Free! Ebb and Flow Chapter 37 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
The following morning meeting up with Haru and Makoto on the way to school, Makoto told the girls what had happened last night. Apparently Mai had run into them after work and gave them a good scolding as the representative of all the girls. “I can’t believe you snuck into the pool...” Mel sighed, “did you at least get anywhere with Rin?” Tay questioned. “Well he didn’t seem too happy afterwards even though he had beaten Haru in their race.” Makoto replied, if they were rivals before then that was a little odd, however Tay tried not to think about it too much. Haru still seemed a little out of it; she hoped he would feel better after seeing Rin again. Sadly it didn’t seem so. When they arrived at school the boys were called to talk to the principal, clearly they were in trouble for sneaking into Samezuka. Tay just hoped they wouldn’t get into too much trouble being the same thing happened the day before with th
My Flush and My Friend (ONESHOT COLLECTION PART 1)My Flush and My Friend (ONESHOT COLLECTION PART 1)5 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
uU: I never though dying would make me feel better
then what I felt before...
mK: w)-(at do you mean?
uU: back when I was alive well fully at least I always felt so bitter
and angry at the world, partly because of U but some of it was my
mK: I gotta conc)-(fess I feel pretty s)-(ellfis)-( about it all,
I s)-(ould )-(ave been t)-(ere for you instead of being all s)-(ellfis)-(
uU: at any point I feel at peace with myself now, I've come to terms
with everything, although I wish I could say the same for Haldor...
mK: I need a conc)-(fession from you now gill, )-(ow'd ya really feel
uU: well to be honest I did care about him, but for the most part I think
a piece of me just felt guilty about not being able to save him, although
we talked it over and I think he realizes now that it was the other me
that really loved him in that sort of non-platonic way you know?...
mK: so if you weren't all into )-(al-dork w)-(o did you feel all flus)-(ed for?
uU: well to be hone
To KotaruTo Kotaru19 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
It's 4 am and I think this is a good idea to write for some reason, I dunno.
I hope you never get this. It would be SO embarrassing I am nowhere in the fucking vicinity of being a good writer, and I'm not good at saying how I feel either. Like, I'm probably the person with the most shitty social skills you'll ever meet... but you know that.
So... I finally accepted that I kind of like you, maybe. Sort of. Ughghghhhh you have no idea how much I hate this.
Anyway, I guess I should list why I like you?? Um... this is a love letter, so that's what people write in love letters... right? Agghhh someone kill me, this is painful.
Ummm dot points
You're really pretty okay
Wait okay I have more:
-like, mainly around your little sisters. And other kids..? Please don't be a pedophile that would totally ruin everything for me. Not that I'm ever going to get with you, but yeah I'd rather not <