Starcrossed || Sixteen Elise woke hours later, slowly drifting back to consciousness. Her thoughts still swam, and she remained still for a long while, hoping she might drift off again. The surface beneath her was warm and comfortable. She shifted a little, and realized there was fabric between her and whatever she lay on.Starcrossed || Sixteen 1 day ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Not the floor, her groggy mind observed. It was then she noticed the steady rise and fall. She could feel a slow, steady pulse beneath her, and a weight covered her lower half. The familiar feelings finally connected in her thoughts, and Elise opened her eyes. She had to blink a few slow blinks before her vision became anything resembling solid.
Just as she had managed to predict, she was lying on Jared's chest. His hand rested over her, keeping her warm and holding her in place. It was a good thing, because even lying down, he'd have presented quite a height to fall from if Elise had rolled over. She turned her neck slowly to peer at his face. He still slept soundly.
Elise sighed a
STC: Federation Graffiti: Chapter 6STC: Federation Graffiti: Chapter 65 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Open Space, Cêtarii Vessel Explorer
November 29, 2269
While the modified Cêtarii scout vessel was being constructed in the Explorer’s internal shipyard (a feat of engineering done primarily by computer-controlled industrial robots) the crew of Calypso were undergoing an extensive retraining programme to bring them up to speed with their new ship and its capabilities. The Cêtarii possessed a level of technology at least a century or two ahead of the Federation, from medicine to computers to starship engineering and warp drives. The Constitution class starship was the most advanced in Starfleet, but it was a shuttlecraft compared to Explorer.
The Cêtarii regarded their scout ships in much the same way Starfleet crews regarded their Class F shuttles: highly useful exploratory craft that were, at the end of the day, essentially expendable. Losing one for any reason was of course never desirable; but if nece
To My Dear Family: Dear Annabelle: part 3Dear Annabelle,To My Dear Family: Dear Annabelle: part 33 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That was a crazy night I have there. You know, last time I wrote to you about strange noises I heard before bed(which I haven't told you about). Those "things" I heard there was not a animal nor a person at all, it was something you don't want to encounter. Something that has a form of a human(if it is one) tall, spiky, pale, and either muscular or thin in all size of these creatures. They're like a Boogie Man hiding under you bed or the shadows, which gave me chills down my spine. What I have encounter were about three of them. Two of them were thin and the other one was tall and bulky. Luckily, before this apocalypse happen, I have a rifle and a pistol I kept in a gun safe and a bat when I was ten-years old. You might be worrying me getting injured but I outrun one of them after I took out the other two. It was one of the most terrifying night I had ever since, it even kept me awake after a week.
The WWL Program: Week 12????The WWL Program: Week 1214 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The fairly chubby Vixen at at a table, downing many sweets one after the other. The Vicked One stood over her, with a domineering gaze. Her massive figure providing much shade over both her and the case that stood below her.
"Just think, Vixen," she said, "Once I open this case..."
An interruption came from another side of the room.
"I have no idea what's in that case."
The voice belonged to Silva. Vicki smirked, and twirled her hair a little, while pursing her lips. She nodded as if to say, "Continue." Silva said nothing else at that point.
"Well, I guess neither do we, right? At least, not until we open it. It almost sounds like you don't want us to see what's inside."
"Something tells me that something bad is going to happen."
The Vicked one smirked, and cheerfully clapped her hands, as if laughing at a joke.
"Kiana Foxx here, w
The Gifted: Utopia - Chapter FourteenEven though he estimated there had to be around two hundred or more employees and technicians in the complex not including security personnel, the halls were always empty and every footstep seemed to reverberate off the grey concrete walls. Dr. Mann felt as if he was walking the hallways of a long abandoned prison. Every time he had to navigate his way somewhere in the immense building that thought crossed his mind.The Gifted: Utopia - Chapter Fourteen1 day ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The room he stopped at today was one he had never been to before. The sign on the door said simply, Holding & Containment. He knocked twice in quick succession and a sliding view port opened and two dark eyes peered out at him, before finally unlatching the door and allowing him entry.
Inside was a small guard station with four security guards and a bank of monitors, which showed almost every hallway in the building. The dark eyed guard crossed the small claustrophobic room and unlatched a second door opposite of Dr. Mann.
Mann nodded thanks and proceeded through and into a
Wave: Epidemic (1)Wave: Epidemic (1)7 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Part 1: The Pokémon
Chapter 1: Wall Us Away
You know, Drew.
You're a little pain sometimes.
I love you to death though, and I want you to get back on your feet. I want you to wake up. I know you can do that for me, Drew. I saw you open your eyes.
I want you to take advantage of what's been given to you. You're no longer human. You're something so different. Use that. I promise it'll help.
Most importantly, I want you to fight back. Maybe you can't do it alone. That's okay. There will be friends along the way.
Don't let that bad person hurt you anymore, Drew. You have to fight him. Fight your way to the top. That should be nothing new to you. It's going to be a lot like that game you play!
We'll see each other again someday. Edge, I love you.
Sitting with my legs crossed, I pressed my palms into my knees, pushing them into the dusty cement. My back was hunched, eyes fixed on the ground before me. I felt heavy, and so did my eyelids. And my arms. And
Fictional charries analogize RLElena and Raul scurry around trying to restart critical systems.Fictional charries analogize RL4 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Suddenly a monitor comes on:
Maureen (her text comes out as fast as a line printer): "Maureen: While we were disconnected: 2 Fairnesses timed out and were removed due to lack of communication"
Someone in room: "She can do that?"
Raul: "Yes, was Favorite related code that ported over unmodified. Is in there to clean out any "dead rauls" so everything runs cleaner."
Raul clacks out on keyboard "Maureen, shut down Fairness subsystem and redistribute resources to most heavily damaged systems."
Maureen prints out: "Maureen: All tasks complete."
Bone Diggers - Chapter 12Bone Diggers - Chapter 1218 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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The town's church was large like many in their time. The steeple reached high into the sky, almost as if it could touch heaven with its point. Daniel walked in with his head down as if in prayer. His shadowed face made him look even more revered. The sun shined through stained glass windows, leaving spots of blue, green, and little bits of red on his white cloak.
Mass was already in session as Daniel took a seat in a back pew. He had to put Amilia to the test before he could trust her, and this was the most cultural clashing way he could think of doing it. On the altar stood a priest giving a sermon, backed up by statues of the saints. They silently prayed under a larger stained glass window. While the church was well loved, the man was not. He was funneling funds into stockpiling weapons for the Knights, and often supported bards who constantly outed thieves in the area.
Amilia had broken off from Daniel a while back. A choice he approved of since this mission wa
Phoenix Reborn CH 9“Welcome travelers, Mayberry RISE Facility is happy to receive you,” says Miche with a smile. She directs them to the benches where they can set their stuff down and remove their weapons. She then brings out jugs of water and bread on a cart. Once they have rested and are refreshed, Pequin leads them to the walkway into the facility. The warden leads the way with Drowell to his left, and his daughter to his right. Drowell’s two lieutenants follow behind them, with the six soldiers following them. Bringing up the rear are two guards. Drowell greets Yllvira as they walk.Phoenix Reborn CH 910 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“You look more and more beautiful with every visit.” Yllvira blushes and beams him a smile. Drowell addresses the warden next. “I don’t know why you will not put this rare flower up on contract. I would pay handsomely for her.” Her father lets out a nervous chuckle. He opens the double doors into the unusually quite atrium and directs Yllvira in first.
THWCA: The Great In-Between, PrologueMorgan Gannis had been her best friend.THWCA: The Great In-Between, Prologue20 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
They had this ritual before they went into the deep sleep where they'd share a drink before wishing each other a good rest. For years, his was the last face she had seen before going down in the dreamless dark.
Only there was this one time when Morgan had this bag of prime Blue Morpho theece that he had scored in a game of Three Spin, he had the best and the worst luck at gambling, and so they vaped it all and sat in his quarters and stared at images of stars through their data lenses, and pretended that they could see outside the Kublai Khan, although it had no windows and even if it had, the drive field was up and all they could have seen outside was solid black. But then and there, floating on a wave of theece, that didn't matter.
"You know Suze, I think I used to look up at you, when I was a kid."
"You've always looked up to me shortpants, and you're still a kid to me."
"I don't know, I think I've caught up. Hell, I think I
The Savage Void: Silenced Screams, part oneThe forest had gone eerily silent, quiet enough to hear the ambient rustle of its giant trees and the dull, soft drone of the soldier’s radio; all that was left of a final cry for help.The Savage Void: Silenced Screams, part one12 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He lay spread-eagle on the ground, his bright blue-and-yellow body armor in stark contrast with the dull green and brown of the grass. Blood soaked out of his helmets left eye, the expressionless mask’s protective ballistic glass shattered, allowing the crimson fluid to trickle out like water from a leaking barrel. In his left hand he still clutched his weapon. It was a rough, inelegant creation, designed with cost-effectiveness and durability in mind. A simple broad blade forged of steel, tapering into a diamond-like point. It had obviously done him little good, as no blood save his own stained the blade now.
Five feet away lay four more figures; identically dressed and sporting sim
Sam (Ending A part 3)“Are you sure he won’t wake up?” I asked waving my hand in front of the robot lying on our workbench, with wires strewn about hooking it to our main computer.Sam (Ending A part 3)1 day ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Yes, for the eighth time I’m sure, and if he does he won’t be able to break the restraints.” Kian replied annoyed
I kept waving my hand and noticed its eyes started glowing, “It’s coming to.” I said.
The robots head turned and looked at me, and then to Kian, and the others who were reaching for their weapons.
“What is that thing you have on the table?” Kat said.
“I am a sentient assassin, designed to take over planets and kill all resistance.” It said
“That’s nice.” Tref mumbled.
“You said you were sentient, can you better explain that?” I asked
S.o.L chapter 23 Ryan archHe awoke to Annie shaking him and the smell of fried eggs. It only now occurred to him how long it had been since he'd had a normal meal.S.o.L chapter 23 Ryan arch3 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It may be strange, but at least it is filling.
Ryan hated the fact that Parasite was right. He had only eaten corruptions for three days now. Well... mostly.
Ryan sat at the table where the others had already gathered. As he began to eat, a powerful hunger overtook him. He muttered aloud at the familiar feeling "what are you doing parasite?"
I'm not doing anything. Your body is changing on its own now. I need a lot of room for when I feed, so you expect more now.
This idea interested Ryan. If his body reacted like this so soon would it eventually adapt to the other mutations if he overused them.
Gale spoke "With everyone back in commission were going to start getting deployed again. Wonder what our next mission will be."
"Whatever it is I hope it stays normal." Annie said hopefully.
"I think we could all use a little nor
Ultimate Chapter 1Chapter OneUltimate Chapter 13 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sonic the Hedgehog, fastest thing alive was asleep. (XD) His body was slung over his bed. His hover board fell down making an impact with the guitar and the other stuff around his room. He shot up like a bullet. "S-Slenderman?" Nothing was there according it was day. He sighed and got up, ready to take a shower when his girlfriend called in. "Sonikku? You hear me?"
"Yeah Sle- *yawn* Sally I'm up."
"Did you forget we were going to the museum!?! Already?!" Sonic did forget. He put on a button up shirt, even though it wasn't buttoned up. He slipped on some blue pants and grabbed his hover board, since the last terrorist attacks from the, Black Comet group had destroyed the ground. As he rode throught the halls, he brushed his teeth and buttoned up his shirt, but wasn't looking forward. He hit a wall. "Damn it." He picked himself up before turning and continuing.
The bus was almost ready as the doors started to close,
Prologue Part 1: A Host for All Our Nations A Host for All Our NationsPrologue Part 1: A Host for All Our Nations 12 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ryan Nestor set aside his boots and leaned heavily into the old couch in his apartment; a blackened brush sat on the tea table in front of him, filling the room with the unmistakably strong scent of shoe polish. It reminded him of the oily garages back on post. The polish probably wasn't much different from ball bearing wax or drive train oil. He sighed and rubbed his already stubbled neck and chin.
"Every damn day..." he muttered.
Raveneye International had been blabbering away on his wavecas
The Gifted: Utopia - Chapter FifteenDanny navigated the stolen RV down the backroads and lost highways of rural Tennessee as Chris lay sprawled out in the back on the bed. Sean and Faith were cleaning and examining his wound while Carrie sat on the floor peering over the edge of the bed at the proceedings.The Gifted: Utopia - Chapter Fifteen1 day ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“It’s a hole, why didn’t we stitch it up?” Sean asked.
“Because we have nothing for pain and I don’t think he could take us stabbing him with a needle and thread.”
“Oh no… that I gotta draw the line at.” Chris said with a chuckle. His face buried in the pillows to mask his discomfort.
“Doesn’t blood clot?” Carrie asked, her eyes wide with fascination.
“Yes darlin’, blood does clot, but I’ve never seen a gunshot wound before. Either way, he is going to be okay.” Faith reassured her.
Sean held up Chris’ bloodsoaked shirt and his previous bandages and Carrie lifted the small trashcan to meet him. He chucked them int
The Visitors are Our Friends XD, pt 1Dave is getting ready to hear a song on YouTube but a movie trailer appears first. There are spaceships and AIs and the words "NOW PLAYING"The Visitors are Our Friends XD, pt 13 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dave goes right to the theater after his song. Dave gets a HUGE water and 3 hot dogs from concession stand, ambles into dark theater and sits as far as possible from nearest lifeform that is still a good seat (after all his date is the female AI in the movie). After a moment, Dave de-lids his contraband adult beverage and puts this down by his feet (this is first time Dave ever snuck anything into an event, btw). The date is about to begin....
Just then, a male Visitor in full uniform unexpectedly sat down next to Dave. He looked 10 years younger than Dave.
Visitor: "This being my first Earth film, I didn't want this to be as lonely as an experience as you seemed to be about to have. My name is Blaine, btw"
D: "I like name Blaine. Reminds me of "Elaine", my favorite name."
Blaine laughs "Dont let my superio