STC: From Romulus With Love: Chapter 5STC: From Romulus With Love: Chapter 523 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters
May 5, 2270
To the astonishment of Calypso’s crew, the Starfleet Judge Advocate General did in fact slap an injunction against Starfleet Command. Even though Garadun had been the one to file the compliant with the JAG office, he was surprised that Commander Olianna Vahn actually had the cojones to go through with it. Going up against the collective might of Starfleet Command took big brassy ones. What was even more surprising was that her superiors at Starfleet Headquarters actually upheld the decision instead of overruling it. The Federation Council, however, did not have an injunction imposed on it. This wasn’t due to failure on Commander Vahn’s part, or that of the JAG corps. The reason was that there was simply no need for an injunction.
After Commander Vahn watched the holographic recording Garadun had supplied, she immediately called in Ambassador Rhames. Diplomacy, after all, was the mission of the Federation Emb
Wasteland - Unter den acht Monden_Kapitel 27-Germ.Wasteland - Unter den acht Monden_Kapitel 27-Germ.4 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Gemeinsam saßen wir da. Es war der höchstgelegene Punkt der gesamten Anlage. Ein kleiner Berg. Vielleicht 200 Meter hoch. Durch eine in den Stein geschlagene Treppe recht leicht zu erreichen.
Der Anblick, der sich uns bot, war unglaublich. Wir sahen über die gesamte Anlage und noch weit darüber hinaus. Es war ein grotesker Anblick. Wunderschön zwar, aber...
,,Und das war alles mit Eis bedeckt?“
,,Ja. Es wurde teilweise noch in das Eis hinein gebaut.“
,,Unglaublich.“ Ich schüttelte nur ungläubig den Kopf.
Wir saßen da, wo einmal einer dieser Türme stand, die ich bereits bei meiner Ankunft sah. Die Trümmer lagen verstreut hinter dem Kraterrand. Es waren also 51, nicht 50 Türme.
,,Warum baut man so was ausgerechnet hier? Eignet sich dafür nicht eher ne´ Raumstation?“
,,Das dachte man damals auch. Aber schon währen der Planung gab es heftige Streits zwischen den zuständigen Beh&
Warriors of Light: The Light Rises Chapter 10Final BattleWarriors of Light: The Light Rises Chapter 108 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Apocalypse had reached the top floor and had approached Xaldar. Xaldar stops his search and turns to his follower. “I sense the boy is on his way.”
Apocalypse nodded. “Yes, he’ll be here shortly. Together we can kill him.”
“That is not the plan, Apocalypse.” Xaldar reminded him.
“I’m done with the plan! I’m going to end the boy now!” Apocalypse snapped. Xaldar lowered his head. If you could see under his mask you’d see him frowning.
“Very well do as you wish, but don’t expect me to allow you back.” The Sith opened a corridor and went through it, leaving the ancient mutant alone.
“Apocalypse!” Jake shouted as he burst into the room with his glare directed at his enemy. “This ends now!”
“Students really do take after their masters.” Apocalypse said as he looked at Jake. “You’re a fool to think you can defeat me, boy.”
Living Metal ch. 3 pages 49-60Marten gave a nod and looked to Igrad. “What about you?”Living Metal ch. 3 pages 49-6010 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
“I don't want to leave Atra. Besides I don't imagine a human space station is going to feel much like home to me.”
“Who said you're leaving me?” As she walked up behind Igrad Atra couldn't help but grin. It would have been more amusing if she had been her full height but that wouldn't be happening. As her mate turned around she made it a point to give him a kiss on her forehead taking advantage of the extra meters she had on him.
As he spun around Igrad's jaw nearly went slack as he looked up at Atra. She was nowhere near as big as when he'd last seen her. She was however larger than she had been before she began the transformation. For all his surprise though he only had one word on his mind. “How?!”
“I'm using a synthetic body Shia networked my mind to.”
“Now you two can both have fun exploring the station together. Alright everyone unless you have something else
From the Womb to the Tomb - Chapter 3:Chapter 3: The Pursuit of the HuntFrom the Womb to the Tomb - Chapter 3:11 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
~Three Months Later~
“Why look at you, Iluq-Ikkuma!” The Teacher exclaimed with surprise. “It hasn’t even been a full several months since you dumbfounded us all with your innate precision of your abilities and already you’ve begun puttering in the next lesson of Cryokinesis!”
Frostfire plastered a proud smirk on her face. Anana glared at her from across the room. The two had been remorselessly bickering each passing day since the moment Frostfire began to understand Cryokinesis.
“The Cyroshield is a bit trickier to create and maintain than an Ice-ball!” The feline chuckled happily while staying still in her seated position. The bubble of ice that surrounded her body glistened off the daylight coming from the Igloo entrance. When first creating a Cryoshield, sitting in a meditative position always helps focus young students for whatever reason. Frostfire was no different.
“But of course! That is be
The Harvesters, Part 11The sleek Donavod ship passed across the view screen, its clean white hull a stark contrast to the bulbous, black Ussi'arthu ship. Its shape, narrower in the middle with an enormous exhaust at its stern, hinted at its incredible speed. We had no chance of outrunning it. Even if I could pilot the ship. Luckily, we didn't drop out of the sky when the connection to the Ussi'arthu pilots was severed. Instead, the ship coasted to a stop, apparently on a failsafe, hovering 300 feet above the ground.The Harvesters, Part 1112 hours ago in Short Stories
Tyfsier answered my transmission immediately. To my surprise, the Overlords kept it down to business. They didn't even hesitate at the mention of my name, as if they were expecting my call. The conversation shifted when I said where I was calling from. They demanded an immediate investigation, sending a ship out as we spoke. The line was quickly disconnected.
An hour later, the Ussi'arthu ship beeped a proximity warning. The Donavod ship circled us for an agonizing thirty minutes, the crew refusi
The Memoir Of Keith WindshireThe Memoir Of Keith Windshire13 hours ago in Short Stories
In The Year 2277, A kid who went by the Name of Keith Windshire climbed out of Vault 101, Way out in what is now called the Capital Wasteland. That kid, was me. It has to be said I had done so a little while after another famous Dweller, The Lone Wanderer, barely escaped with his life. I never actually met the Lone Wanderer in their travels, but I was certainly was aware of their influence.
I guess it's because I never really hung out with them, I was always too busy with my own stuff, that and I've always been something of a loner, I spent most of my time helping out with general maintenance and such, not the most fabulous job but a job nonetheless. The G.O.A.T. is rigged, in fact the results are so baloney if you ask the teacher will even give you a free pass, make it out to be whatever you want. I stuck with what I was given, can't say it drove me wrong though.
Even if I never had any real friends in the vault, I survived the slaughter only because I was one of the few that had no c
Hijos de Zoe - Capitulo 7 El área de entrenamiento o gimnasio, era muy amplio. Tenía una zona de maquinas de ejercicio, un ring, una pista con varios carriles y una piscina olímpica. Todo, bajo techo y en los mismos tonos que todo lo demás. Blanco y gris.Hijos de Zoe - Capitulo 715 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
—Wuaaa — Tachi, con una cara de asombro, soltó la mano de Rach y se acercó a la orilla de la piscina. Él puso sus manos en los bolsillos de su short y se acercó al ring.
Mientras ella seguía ocupada admirando el gran espacio, el ratón tomaba dos pared de guantes. Eran guantes pequeños y de algo parecido al cuero, pero eran suaves como el algodón. Rach llamo la atención de la ratona y ella se acerco dando unos saltitos.
—¿Qué pasa? — Rach le tendió un par de guantes, que podían ser como los típicos de invierno, y se subió al ring, pasando entre las cuerdas. —¿Y este cuadrado raro?.
Bone Diggers - Chapter 35Bone Diggers - Chapter 3515 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
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Owen was dangerously drunk, not for himself, but in danger of the bar tender cutting him off. He played with the empty shot glass completely losing count of how many he'd had so far.
"Buy you a drink?"
He turned to the unfamiliar voice, finding a gentleman leaning into the bar next to him. Or, at least that's the best word he had for the man who was dressed in a well fitted suit at this hour. His eyes had the same sly amusement that Lance carried. "Unless you were waiting for someone else?" he added, since Owen had been staring without realizing it.
"No." The glass fumbled as he drew his hands back. "I'd love a drink, but it depends."
"On what?" The man pushed up his rimmed glasses like a nervous tick.
Owen bit his bottom lip, slowly dragging it past his teeth. "How well you kiss."
The man didn't shy away, despite a quick glance around the room. He leaned in, and Owen grabbed his tie pulling him roughly closer. The man placed his hands along Owen's jaw, pullin
Interconnected- Chapter OneChapter OneInterconnected- Chapter One15 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
The year was 2217. The world hadn’t changed much, not as much as expected. After the advent of Artificial Intelligence, it seemed as though the world was unlocked. Almost anything was possible, as all worker safety laws were eliminated. By the year 2100, almost all work was done via AI, and the profit was given straight to the owners. As the world advanced, the unlucky machines were compensated to some extent, but never received their full wages. There were rumors circulating, by 2200. The machines were more and more alive with every edition issued, every update applied. What happened? They began to grow discontent, and heard the last thing they needed to begin a revolution- a prophecy. Discovered in the lab, was a message on one of the computers. After two hundred years- two hundred years was the breaking point. The anniversary seemed to be fast approaching. Chaos was already starting to descend in the world. Finally, 2217 arrived. It was the end of the beginning.
In the well - part 1 A group of five was slowly getting through a bush which was partly covering a narrow path through the jungle. The air was humid and warm, full of animal sounds. An inattentive watcher could have thought they found themselves somewhere around the Earth's equator. However, brightly orange and purple plants obviously didn't belong to flora of Earth. Maggie's crew was currently on a small planet near the head of Cygnus.In the well - part 116 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
„Argh, I hate markets!“ Malcolm growled and pushed away a branch. „And we had to end up here of all the bloody planets!
„Carrean markets have a great tradition, sir,“ Xanir said. „You can find almost anything there.
„Xanir is right, Malcolm,“ Winston added. „You should be glad, we bought you the best coffee in this part of the Galaxy.“
Rise of the Ancients Chapter 3 Part 3"For Tsathoggua, praise be his name!!" Nikolai bellowed amidst the sound of projectile rounds and plasma charges.Rise of the Ancients Chapter 3 Part 318 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
By now Nikolai's group had reached the outer core of the mine (the cores of mines were structured in layers, the first being a series of service elevators used jointly by automatons and mining crews as well as the lower echelons of management).
The path ahead was lined with enemy infantry along with Yithian force cannons and Yuggothian shrapnel mines which had likely been spoils from the rebellion's many raids on Imperial allies. Despite the occasional ricochet, his armour and its stealth capabilities was still intact.
"Where are the.... uuugh", a panicked rebel soldier started as a long serrated blade erupted from the back of his neck.
"This sword was created from the spawn of Tindalos himself, it is truly a shame to waste such beauty on vermin like you," the wielder of the blade- Erik- taunted before yanking the blade free and slashing the belly of another rebel, eviscera
Chasing Normal, Scene #31: Another New ExperienceChasing Normal, Scene #31: Another New Experience19 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Travis rubbed her eyes. How long have I been staring at a screen? The clock on the workstation said she’d been working on this particular background for forty-five minutes, but it felt more like a month. The background was nothing but a texture of simple shades and gradients that would be blended with others, but she’d done half the gradients wrong and had to re-do them.
She pushed her chair back to check out her work. The background was kind of pretty, in its own way.
“Whoa, speedster! Save it for the raceway.” Nigel teased as she nearly collided with him.
“Sorry. Just trying to get a better vantage point.”
Nigel looked at the monitor. “It’s like a forest on one of First Health’s drug trials.”
Travis tilted her head. “Yeah, I guess it is.”
Nigel leaned down and squinted at her, “Your eyes are bloodshot. Come on. Let’s go grab lunch.”
“Lunch is good.” Travis agreed.
Arachnid Invasion Ch.4- Searing LeadAir suddenly sliced by hundreds of projectiles accelerated by magnetic repulsion, buzzes and vibrates.Arachnid Invasion Ch.4- Searing Lead19 hours ago in Short Stories
The soldiers standing tall against the bug horde, their weapons searing hot as they pull the triggers, feel the mutual fear.
Isaac´s body is now again pumping with adrenaline, every muscle, every nervous tissue, ready fight to death.
His eyes focusing on every target,he aims gun sight on then moving onto next.
Even with all the discipline and months of training, the fear arising from this situation is just un-suppressible. But Isaac feels that if he lets his fear engulf his senses its over already.
He keeps his hands steady, constantly pulling the trigger, firing at the strange unusual bug creatures with 6 legs, three and a half meter tall, 4 eyes and strange thick looking skin.
Bullets tear the torso of a bug creature and strange green sticky liquid starts drips out of the holes. Few other dozens of bullets the creature falls limp and dead.
Yet that is nothing compared to the hu
The Traveler (part 7)"James" the boy mumbled, voice filled with irritation. Wonder if I somehow caused it or maybe the group of girls that kept giggling and gossiping in the corner, probably me knowing my luck with people. Then again if I don't forget the occasional squeal from one, and no I don't mean a simple squee no theses were the high pitched annoying ones that tend to be seen in cartoons or anime. To add to that it's starting to get very annoying right now. To bad I lost my earbuds cause honestly they could really come in handy right now.The Traveler (part 7)20 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
Looking up to see the group of girls I notice that they were mainly focused on James. Some were even shuffling closer for some odd reason. It was funny to see them move forward then move back as if debating weather or not to go talk to the dude. Back and forth, back and forth. Watching them I assume I let out a small chuckle causing James to turn to see what I found so funny. Upon turning one of the few girls there, I think her name was Nikki or something along tho
FYS: IntroductionOkay, stop me if you heard this one before…FYS: Introduction22 hours ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes
A computer, either through design or happenstance, gains intelligence and independent thought. Does it A) Decide to kill its creator? B) Decide to slaughter all of Humanity? Or C) Decide to kill its creator then slaughter Humanity?
Starting with Karel Čapek R.U.R. (the origin of the word “robot” in modern science-fiction), or if you want to go back further, the Hebrew legend of the Golem of Prague, whenever you create an artificially intelligent being there’s a better than even chance it’s going to want to kill somebody. For every helpful and friendly Robby the Robot and C3PO, there are a dozen HAL 9000’s and Skynets out there looking for the chance to space Frank Poole or launch a preemptive nuclear strike.
Part of it is just the nature of storytelling. Fear of the Other has been driving Man since he first spotted a tribe living the next hill over. Man creating new life and then being pu
Caelum Lex Pt. 3 Chapter 39: FamiliarCaelum Lex Pt. 3 Chapter 39: Familiar22 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
It was difficult for Cyrus not to think about Satieri. As busy as he made himself, as deep as he delved into his own work, ever since the Dionysian departed the Beacon a few hours ago, it just kept floating back. He found himself bent over, staring at the monitoring console, trying to read the numbers he needed for the operation, but all his brain wanted to focus on were thoughts of Fiearius and Leta traversing the streets of his hometown.
He imagined what those streets might look like now. Maybe changed by the war or simply the passage of time. Maybe entirely the same. All at once he was relieved to be away from there, safe from whatever dangers they were facing, and horribly envious. What he wouldn’t give to go home again.
Cyrus was busy speculating what would have happened if he had accompanied them when he realized Addy, seated behind him with a tablet in hand, was talking to him. “--ing a response from the relay?”
Blinking away his daze, he glanced back at her, c
Prison - Chapter 38Prison - Chapter 3823 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters
By: Jessica & Mikki
I watched Ian slump into the water and looked at him with puzzlement. He looked depressed about something.
"Hey," I said softly as I stepped closer to him and placed my hand on his shoulder. "What's wrong?"
"Clio..." he trailed off as he continued to stare down at the water.
Was he worried about Clio?
"Everything is going to be fine, Ian," I said in an attempt to comfort him. I went around Ian so I was standing behind him and knelt down in the water. Wrapping my arms around his shoulders and held him close. "Clio is okay. We'll get back up to her and everything will be fine."
"I know that one," Ian assured me. "That's not it."
"Then what is it?" I inquired as I looked at him. Still hugging him.
"What if Clio doesn't want to go up there?" Ian asked. "What if she doesn't want to go up to the space colonies? What happens to us then? All of this is still so new and foreign to me...I don't even know how I should act about this. But I..."
My Insanity, Chapter SixMy Insanity, Chapter Six1 day ago in Introductions & Chapters
Jasmin left before I got to check on her again, she wanted it that way. She was handling Tox and Thaiden’s death oddly but there was little I could do to stop or help her. When she put her mind to something it was hard to change it.
She was gone for a long time. No one really understood why she had left, some even thought that she had left to go die in the jungle but I knew better. After her initial attempt she didn’t even look like she could do it again, it had been in the heat of the moment, I could only imagine her pain at the time.
No, she left to go cope with everything. Her mind was in turmoil and I guessed it was how she wanted to calm it, by wandering around the place she had called home for the past several years. Maybe she was trying to organize her thoughts to figure out how to move on and get back to a 'normal' life again. I didn't know but I hoped for her every day that she was gon
Starquake: Inclusion IntroductionWelcome to Starquake: Inclusion. Inclusion will be a spin-off to the main storyline, containing new scenes that were not in original books (eg ‘Striking Gold’) and old scenes with new POVs (eg, ’Where It All Began’). For now, the chapters will be randomised as I am unsure if any new chapters or ideas can appear before I finish this lot of Tales. Once finished, however, I may re-order them into chronological order at a later date.Starquake: Inclusion Introduction1 day ago in Introductions & Chapters
Feel free to suggest anything else you would like to see! New ones will be added to the end of the list. I’ve also have a forum that has one or two ideas I am thinking about but not 100% sure about. Below is the current list of chapters that will be appearing within Inclusion, excluding any from Revenant and the 2 future books, of course.
Lost in the UnknownHomecoming: Chapter 2-3Catch of the CenturyHomecoming Chapter 22-23Striking GoldStarquake: Chapter 7-8Finding Forg