Beyond sunken cities, beyond unknown stars (X)Beyond sunken cities, beyond unknown stars (X)2 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 10 – Murky Waters
After several days of cautiously navigating the flooded streets of the ruined city, Gakupo, Luka and the kids finally had a stroke of good luck.
The sober facility they were anchored next to had once housed a security firm of some sort. Most of their stock was permanently locked inside vaults now underwater or behind dead electronic doors. Signs of ransacking abounded. But the group managed to locate some disruption grenades, a second plasma cutter and a sword made from a material unknown to them. Whatever it was, it shone with a rainbow hue, and seemed extremely durable. Best of all, the facility had a room for adjusting and training defense bots, complete with advanced diagnostics equipment and a learning machine.
While the device wouldn’t exactly teach them how to use the weapons, since offensive bots were against the law on Earth, the countermeasures installed in it could give them a pointer or two. Gakupo immediately claimed
I Am Machine: 5 - Things That Matter“You didn’t have to carry me the whole rest of the way.” Zabaila said, looking over Pin’s shoulder to his face.I Am Machine: 5 - Things That Matter6 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“I calculated it would be quicker to carry you through the swamp and the rest of the way. That and my sensors noticed your endorphins elevated and have been elevated since. My memory banks show that raised endorphins usually indicate pleasure.”
“So… you’re doing this because you think I like it?”
“I do not think, your body has told me so.”
Zabaila blushed and put her chin on his shoulder.
“Well, aren’t you the revealer of secrets…”
“I do not understand.”
Zabaila buried her face and sighed.
“I’m afraid that I think I like you.”
“You are still afraid of me?”
“No, not afraid of you per se, but the feelings I have toward you…”
“So you are not afraid of me being an android anymore?”
“Not anymore. It too
Heroes of the Dark Worlds: Prologue Heroes of the Dark WorldsHeroes of the Dark Worlds: Prologue3 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
By TJ Wilferd.
Edited by Jorge Torres
Do you really know the risks?
Dr. Alexi Green brooded silently, cigarette lit, puffing the ominous smoke out unto his beautiful yard. It was the front of his lustrous, expensive two-story home. He was fifty-five years old, proud and satisfied with his existence after what he considered an overly eventful and dangerous life. Even still, he contemplated there, having seen things that no other living human had ever witnessed, aside from his wife, Akane. They were both retired scientists, known around the world as pioneers of what is now modern technology.
The doctor anxi
TODS: The Sacred Book of Darwin Ch1===The Sacred Book of The Prophet Darwin-Chapter 1===TODS: The Sacred Book of Darwin Ch12 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In the beginning there was nothing, where only the endless void of darkness had dwelt. No lights were found and all was silent. But then a small glow in the darkness occured and thus God and his wife, Mother Nature, came into being as husband and wife. And then God shouted "Let there be light," and it was so. The universe grew out of a vast burst that made the endless number of stars. Orbiting around one of these was a sphere that whirled around it with a smaller shpere, the moon, orbiting the sphere that rotated the sun. The sphere rotating along the sun was dark and void. So on the first stage of creation, he called for the birth of its seas and lands. Thus, the void sphere lightened in volcanic lights with clouds around it and in time, it became blue with lands surrounded by the seas. God was thus pleased and on the second stage, he said unto the sphere, "Let life grow in the waters of the earth and let plants claim the land with
Turnabout Mutant pt 5Raymond went inside the room where the evidence were being stored in the precinct. he found the list he was looking for when someone grabbed his hand away from it.Turnabout Mutant pt 53 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What the?" he said and saw a young woman with black hair in a bobbed and purple eyes. she seemed to be around the same age as Raymond.
"What do you think you're doing?" she asked. "if you're planing to steal that list you're sadly mistaken."
"Hey, we need that list to track witness down to Allen And David's!" Raymond protested. "We got to help James Kent defend his client!"
"You need to approach a different angle with this case. that list has been tampered." she warned. "There is another way to get around this."
a young man in a black suit entered the room. black hair and blue eyes. he seemed a bit familiar to Raymond that he reminded him of someone else.
"Did you find anything new Miss Roth?" he asked.
"I discovered the list has been tampered with before the prosecution took it in as evidence. this may be forged evidence,
Starcrossed || Twenty-FiveElise's ship was packed back into its padded box in record time, along with a small toolkit that Neburn insisted they take with them. It was like they were all working to the chiming of the same warning bells in their heads. Kaye shouldered her bag and Jared opened up the backpack for Elise. He gave her a boost with one hand, sending her a reassuring smile as she settled down on top of his clothes. Sean stepped forward, but Jared held up his hand.Starcrossed || Twenty-Five19 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Not you. I'm gonna need to hear those directions of yours." Jared unzipped the outer breast pocket of his scaly grey jacket and slowly reached for Sean, a healthy caution mingling with the urgency. "You mind?"
Sean gave the pocket a flat look. It couldn't be that bad, but he still felt ridiculous. Everything in him told him to get away from the hand that came his way. But Sean didn't make a move other than to look away as it reached him. His breath hitched and he expected to be carelessly squeezed, but Jared surprised him. The giant's
Chapter 6Alex sat in the soft grass, rubbing his feet. He winced, feeling all of the lumps on them. Blisters and warts, appearing from how far he had walked. Though it was only mid day, he had insisted on stopping. It was too painful to continue.Chapter 62 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Alex dipped his feet in the cold stream next to him, breathing a sigh as the heat instantly drained from his blisters. Behind him, Sywyn was leaning against a tree, looking over at the path. He hadn’t said much since they had started this journey. It had been nearly a week and Alex felt as though they hadn’t moved at all. Every time he looked at the map, he was sure that they should have passed a city.
Each day was the same. Alex had never walked this much in his life. They followed the road, silent. Sywyn hardly spoke a word. He walked in front of Alex, leading him on at a pace that was difficult for Alex to follow. He didn’t want to complain to the ghost though. Sywyn would just find some insult from it and Alex was tired of hearing
MegaBoys from Outer Space, Chapter 4 Roller CosterChapter 4; Roller CosterMegaBoys from Outer Space, Chapter 4 Roller Coster2 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Go ahead, I dare ya” Said Slade
“I double dare you” Said Bendict, the third member of Berger’s group. Bendict was the smartest in the group, but still went along with Burger, because it was fun. Burger looked down at his workstation, a crumpled clear bag, with a blue white powder lay on the display tray, in his right hand he held a dusty old bottle of Asynth, the stuff had been banned for years. Burger at twelve years, knew the history. When you mix Asynth with Dymecca crystals, and drink it, you feel powerful, some say it changes you, The Authorities couldn't handle that so they banned both the drink and the Crystals Others said the continued use of the DySynth cocktail leads to madness. Burger dismissed the notion. Besides, he was only going to take one shot anyway.
It was the second day into the
S.H.A.G.A. - Field Work Chapter 1: A Dirty TrickS.H.A.G.A. – Field WorkS.H.A.G.A. - Field Work Chapter 1: A Dirty Trick3 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
by tfancred. All content, story, and characters belongs to tfancred. Translated from French to English by Shepherd-of-Nyx (Shepherd, Shepherdnyx). This chapter corresponds to the first part of "SHAGA Etudier sur le terrain Partie 1 (TF et TG)"
A Dirty Trick
“Very good, Alexander! Next question, what does S.H.A.G.A. stand for?”
“Too easy, it’s…” I closed my eyes for better concentration. “Syndrome of Human Acquired Genetic Alteration.”
“‘Acquired’ is for AIDS, in SHAGA, the term is ‘artificial’”.
Discouraged, I let my head fall back on my desk, “I’ll never do it. The test is tomorrow and I can’t remember one of the easiest questions.”
It was wrong and I knew it perf
Wolf Prologue PrologueWolf Prologue1 week ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Get away... from her...” he hisses between clenched teeth, blue eyes flashing dangerously. His hair is matted with blood, and it seeps through his clothing. Red clouds his vision and his mind, and he can't think straight. The pain is sharp, cutting through the fog, but he still finds just enough strength to keep his arms wrapped protectively around her.
She is panicking, eyes wide and frightened, the harsh fear in them reflecting his own. Her breathing is painful and ragged, each breath causing him to hold her tighter still. She can barely sit up, limp on his shoulder. There is a wound in her side, bleeding freely, but that isn't what's hurting her. Instead, it is the Man's doing.
He forces his eyes away from her to glare loathingly at Him. The Man makes a dark figure in the sea of red, His silhouette idly twirling a sword coated in blood. Her blood. Their blood. The Man had caused it all, piercing flesh and minds alike. And for that, t
Bandie's Journal - 128I missed Monday! But I'm apparantly flying down to California this weekend so I had to do a buncha stuff. I have no idea why I'm flying to California, but I'm going with Mr. Deakin.Bandie's Journal - 1285 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Yaaaaaay. Can you tell how enthusiastic I am? Yaaaaay.
Mr. Deakin is the drama teacher. I have no idea why I'm going to Cali with him, other than I have him for like two classes because he also teaches 18th century lit or something? I dunno, man. I really don't actually wanna go. Why not, Bandie? Well, Bandie, it's because he's possibly the most boring person in the world. Even though like five of you are going, he's still going to insist on talking to you about being in his production of Midsummer Night's Dream or some crap.
So Bandie's been getting stuff ready for the weekend. Making sure everything's in order...ducks in a row...Laundry done. I'm supposed to bring at least my school uniform JUST IN CASE I gotta pull some crazy superhero stunts. Gotta admit, I wouldn't mind going home and just...Telling th
Trust Machines - Debbie Does Whatever #100Trust Machines - Debbie Does Whatever #100Trust Machines - Debbie Does Whatever #10010 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A video feed turns on, to reveal the smiling face and upper body of a well-endowed redhead with short hair and cute half-rim glasses. Her face is just slightly on the pudgy side of pretty, but still lands at ‘cute’. She’s wearing a sheer top that does little to hide the shiny red bra hiding under it.
“Hey guys and gals, it’s that time again. Welcome to another evening of Debbie Does Whatever, where you, my loyal subscribers, get me to do whatever you like. Tonight is extra-special, because this is my one hundredth episode. Thirty four weeks since a sociology project slash dare turned into... well,” Debbie spreads her hands wide, showing off her chesty figure and sheer top. “This.”
Debbie leans closer to the camera, letting it and her audience have a good look down into her cleavage. “Want to know a secret? ‘Debbie Does Whatever’ di
Star Catchers - Ch. 1 - Graminology Clancy muttered to himself as he walked through the woods, not really looking around as he stared down at his book. He couldn't sit down, he had too much energy. That's how he normally was, really, and he enjoyed it. He constantly had too much energy to focus on ordinary things. At least, when he was younger.Star Catchers - Ch. 1 - Graminology4 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As he read out of the book, he stared down at it, murmuring the words under his breath. He found reading things aloud help him focus on it better.
Clancy kept this up for hours, like he ordinarily did. But this time, when he looked up at close to sunset, he realized he had no idea where he was.
His eyes widened as he made a full turn, but still nothing familiar.
"Er..." His voice was high as he was younger then. "Hello?"
There was no answer except from the birds in the trees. "Hellooo?" He called again. Still nothing. Clancy was completely alone.
Or really, he simply thought that.
Convergent Paths - Book 1 - Part 6Former Progenitor System Galici Junk & Asteroid BeltConvergent Paths - Book 1 - Part 64 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Salvage Vessel – SCS Crimeius Deus-Ex
MED-Bay Main Medical Ward
January 12th 6158 C.E.
Once again J.E. floated into consciousness blind as a bat and staring up at a stark white and gray ceiling. The ceiling was still above the sick berth he was laying in and he wondered if it was possible to have the same dream twice.
“Here you go,” Lt. Tahan’s comforting voice said as she deftly slipped his glasses over his face and hooked them around his ears.
“Thank you,” J.E. murmured gratefully as she helped him sit up in the bed once more; as before it automatically adjusted itself to support him.
Final First: 3rd Account of MaxFinal FirstFinal First: 3rd Account of Max1 day ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
3rd Account of Max & 2nd Account of Bird
Max awoke to a gradual rhythm of sound. A soft tone that rose ever so slightly for roughly one and a half seconds before it shot up much more swiftly, its pitch and volume both seeming to follow something similar to a sign curve.
He turned from his back onto his left side to face the little shelf that stuck out from the wall next to his cot. There was his com device, lying there emitting noise that for once he was glad for. It had ended his nightmares, the very same nightmares he’d brought on himself with the sheer amount of sugar and chocolate he’d consumed the previous night. As he stared at it with open eyes, the device’s micro-optics sensors detected his new state of consciousness and the waking noise instantly ceased. The little device replaced one activity with another, now doing the one other thing it did every single morning when it woke him. It projected a small image up from itself, standard ten-centimeter
Convergent Paths - Book 1 - Part 16Part 16 –Convergent Paths - Book 1 - Part 162 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Un-Aligned Territory Galactic West
April 23rd, 6199 C.E.
The next couple of days went fast with Montoya getting his ships and personnel situated and having his meeting with the president.
The only delay was Admiral Von Ramm having a fit that he hadn’t been in on the decision that put Montoya on detached duty; that delay had cost them a day.
Currently Montoya was sitting on the bridge of his ship the Battlecruiser HDS Casprion being closely followed by the Battlecruisers HDS Hesperius, HDS Cantate, and HDS Legato; further back trailed the transports Buckthorn, Briar, and Rose as they made their way to the system’s Yushima limit; using the limit would save them r
(2) A Few Qiddings and HopeRaquel made her away from the main streets of the Outlands. The houses and huts here grew more and more separated until there was rarely anything but wilderness and abandoned buildings left. One in particular she called home, one whose struggles has clearly been shown. Overgrown plants decorated the lower side of the building and in the yard leading up to it, the weaker parts of the building had long collapsed, and then there were the nemaworms. These creatures mostly stayed to themselves, wrapped up in cocoons and appearing to be in a hibernating type sleep. Yet every so often they awoke and anything that moved, was doomed.(2) A Few Qiddings and Hope6 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Yet all of it had grown on Raquel and she wouldn’t have it any other way, even the sordid smell that the cocoons gave off. She approached the staircase, walking carefully along the creaking thing until a hole in the side of the building showed itself to her. Grabbing onto the rail she crouched and swung herself inside, landing on a small platform that led to
Force declaration for System Empire================================================Force declaration for System Empire1 week ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Part I: Overall force declaration:
-Total vessel count 2000.
-Total SM star base count 000.
-Total SM battle station count 000.
Part II: Fleet Status (Optional)
[Fleet#] | [Fleet type] | [In/Active] | [Status ie 100%]
Part III: Force Description
> 40 Type-32 dreadnoughts
> 480 Type-64 carriers
> 800 Type-71 battlecruisers
> 680 Type-83 frigates
SCD's adventures of volcano chapter 15Back at the work site, everyone is still drilling and digging and planting bombs in the ground.SCD's adventures of volcano chapter 151 week ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
John: Uncle Mike, how much time do we have?
Mike: Not much time. Hurry up.
Arbiter: We're trying.
Chris: Yeah, we're going as fast as we can.
Burke: (Digging the ground) Hurry, Gopher!
Gopher: I'm going as fast as i can, Burke.
Wooster: (Puts bomb in the ground) I got this one done!
Artic: (Puts bomb in the ground) I got this one done too!
Newsman: And an amazing scene here as demolition teams and city workers pour into the area.
Mike: John, come here and help with this.
Mike picks up a jackhammer and begins drilling the ground. John picks a shovel and begins digging the ground too.
Hard Rock cafe, Beverly Center, 7:24 am
At the entrance of the cafe, people are coming out of the cafe and Amy and the others are looking for Kelly, Elena and Ruby, but can't find them anywhere.
Amy: Kelly Roark! Kelly Roark!
Linda: Elena! Ruby!
Back in the tower, the team is almost done wi
Convergent Paths - Book 1 - Part 30Part 30 –Convergent Paths - Book 1 - Part 3012 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Carthage System – Planet Carver
O’Bannon & Cortez Ship Repair & Salvage
May 12th, 6199 Current Era
Although the planet Carver was located in the Pirate Guild; one of the most notorious dens of crime and inequity in the known galaxy – and an entire star nation as well; the planet was actually fairly peaceful by most Guild world standards.
No Carver’s claim to fame was the amount of salvage and repair places that could be found on its surface; they could repair most things or salvage just about anything you wanted.
Chief among these salvagers was Marcus Cortez; a smooth talking lady’s man with a pencil thin mustache and a neatly trimmed Van Dyke beard with a head of thick wavy black hair t
Iron Scales: FALLEN Ch 003 Pt 001Iron Scales: FALLEN Ch 003 Pt 0011 day ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 003 - Failure & Misfortune
Part 001 - Cracks In The Window
The town is a mess in and of itself. Seattle’s building structure and roadway layout is a disaster to the trio. But they don’t emphasize on the city, much less it’s lack of organization. They are out to find these Hunters and have some sort of productive conversation, hopefully finding out what happened to Övin and Vontóskonūius.
The trio takes note that the human flight crews are staring at them and their aircraft: the TEZK-220. How these dragon-like figures got here, they have no idea. But the staring continues. Soon enough, it becomes awkward for the trio. They move on to note that an entire crowd from within the airport itself is also staring, blatantly awed by the three foreign figures. To them, just the concept of a dragon, let alone a dragon carrying and wearing futuristic tech and clothing, is enough to throw them off. To think a drago
Short Story Assignment (For School)Alex brushed her brown blood-soaked hair out of her face as she stared down the vampire she was fighting against. She had just killed the vampire’s companion a second ago and its remains now covered her clothing and face. The other vampire glared at her and if looks could kill she was pretty sure she’d be in the hospital right now. She was just outsider the diner where she was employed so she had to make this quick. The vampire screeched, running at her, its fangs shining in the moonlight. She took the stake from her apron and dug it deep into the vampire’s chest as it pounced on her. Alex gasped when the vampire exploded into a pile of bloody and clothes over her, ruining her clothes with the red thick liquid. She sighed, looking at the clock atop one of the tall building across the street from the dumpster alley. “Huh, I’m off duty. Good.” She got to her feet and started to walk home. Alex, if you hadn’t noticed, was a hunter, a hunter of supShort Story Assignment (For School)4 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Prequel to Madness Chapter 3------------------------------------------------------------Prequel to Madness Chapter 36 days ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 3 – New beginnings
The room seemed mostly empty, apart from a desk, a console and a bed. The chair faced the console with a figure sitting in it. Upon hearing the door open up a voice emerged from the chair. “Heads up” it spoke as a can of carbonated drink started flying towards Connor. To prevent it from hitting him clean between the eyes he scrambled quickly to catch it. Looking down at it, it was a green can labelled ‘Sprite’. “That was your favourite back on the base.” The voice spoke spinning the chair around the figure sat one leg laid crossed over the others knee. This figure was familiar to Connor; a shaggy black haired man; a scientist friend of his by the name of Alistair. “Y-You’re the captain here? You? B-But the base?” Alistair left his chair and walked over to Connor slowly and placed
Convergent Paths - Book 1 - Part 28Part 28 –Convergent Paths - Book 1 - Part 281 day ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Milky Way Galaxy
Uncharted System 840,023,840-CS-EPX [System That One Day Will Become the Swan Consortium]
Thau Period 212th Day 766762 Progenitor/Pahleian Calendar
It took several hundred days before Lilith exhausted to the point of almost being comatose had completed her task under the crust of the planet.
She had cored out the entire interior of the planet save for several hundred miles around the planets core and thousands of pillars that held the crust roof up.
Above her head was a thin dome of earth a hundred meters thick and held in place by the columns that she had left in place.
Leaving the planet she returned several weeks later after resting wi