Lion HeartIt is building up deep within her fragile body like a heaving monsoon forming over the dry, cracked, heavy heat of an African savannah; an unforgiving and all-consuming storm desperately willing to drown out its less than fleeting welcome. Flickering with ceaseless coils of skin-searing energy like a grey-faced fugitive's adrenaline stricken heartbeat, it is not a bringer of life, but a threat to itand even the most reckless are hardwired to take flight in the face of such a colossal and uncompromising foe.Lion Heart2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Beyond these white-washed walls, the world would have her believe that she is brave, a lioness, an exception confronted by the inevitable; but outrunning the storm is no longer an option, and she has never felt more betrayed. Slowly, it is emanating from her heart and through the pulmonary arterythere, free to roll and crash, it engulfs her lungs in a terrible thunder that rattles the brittle bones holding her together. The ominous feeling that has settled into
The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 1The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Lion and the Lamb
Story By: CrazyRabidPony
Written By: CrazyRabidPony
Chapters 1-17 Edited By: emp_zealoth
Chapter One: The Unexpected Visitor
It was mid-March in the magical land of Equestria. The wintry chill swept through the lands, in some areas harsh, while in others not so much. The town known as Ponyville, and the area around it, received a fresh blanket of snow on the previous night. Local residents emerged from their homes to behold Mother Nature’s gift, as schools were closed and workers were issued a day off from their duties. Ponies of all ages bundled up in appropriate attire to keep warm as they ventured out to indulge themselves in the winter wonderland. While most enjoyed the spectacle, there were individuals who found it a nuisance. When ponies have had their fill of fun in the snow, they would go inside their toasty homes to curl up around a fireplace and wrap up in a warm blanket or tre
The Lion and the Lamb, Chap 6The Lion and the Lamb, Chap 62 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Lion and the Lamb
Chapter Six: Comfort
Smokey set a towel wrapped around a chunk of snow upon Fluttershy's forehead to help reduce the fever. Even though the pegasus' shuddering body revolted against having anything cold touch her, she knew it was what she needed to fight the fever. Her painkiller had worn off and the dull throbbing in her hoof added to her misery.
The dragon retrieved another pain pill and a glass of water for her. "Here you are, Miss Fluttershy. Another painkiller for your hoof."
Removing the makeshift ice pack from her forehead, Fluttershy slowly sat upright. She accepted the proffered capsule and swallowed it down with the glass of water. Handing it back to the reptile, she snuggled back under the covers and replaced the cold press on her head.
"I'll go out and get you some medicine right away." Smokey brushed Fluttershy's cheek with the backs of his index and middle fingers. He wasn't too fon
The Lion and the Lamb, Chap 2The Lion and the Lamb, Chap 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Two: Gentle Hands
Warmth welcomed Fluttershy like a friendly neighbor as she regained consciousness. Lifting her head from a deep crimson pillow propped up by the arm of the couch, she noticed she was laying on her right side cocooned snuggly in a thick sky blue quilt. The slight shifted of her body as she tried rolling onto her stomach jostled the sharp sear in her left pastern. The pony nosed aside the fold of blanket covering her leg, eyes widening in shock at what her curiosity had found. Half of her lower leg was wrapped tightly in gauze soaked in a mixture of blood and a brown liquid she guessed was iodine, a startled squeak leaping from her throat at the sight of it.
“Oh, good. You’re awake,” a masculine voice interrupted the silence in the room, causing the pegasus to jump a little.
Turning her head to the right where the voice had originated from, she found a dragon garbed in an apron co
The Lion and the Lamb, Chap 5The Lion and the Lamb, Chap 52 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Lion and the Lamb
Chapter Five: A Little Tender Loving Care
Smokey ceased dragging the mattress once it was positioned in front of the fireplace--at a safe distance from the flames, of course. He groaned deeply and gripped the fang wound stinging his arm, which was coated in his dark red blood, and it continued to seep the liquid of life. Adrenaline spiked by the need to tend to his wounds, he scurried into the bathroom. He returned with the familiar bottle of iodine held horizontally between his jaws and a white towel pressed against the bottom row of bite marks on his arm.
The section of bottle in Smokey's jaw became lubricated with his saliva, enabling it to easily slip from his slick-surfaced teeth as he plopped down on his bottom several feet away from the bathroom's doorway. "Oh!" the dragon groaned in frustration as the bottle escaped his mouth and rolled away out of his reach.
Fluttershy looked on with worry gracing her features. Her unyielding urge to nu
The Lion and the Lamb, Chap 3The Lion and the Lamb, Chap 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Three: Bonding
The dragon returned shortly after putting his medical supplies away, ambling into the kitchenette to wash his hands. As the mixture of warm water and soap coated his hands, splashing away any traces of bodily fluids, he turned his head into the direction of the yellow pegasus, offering her a gregarious grin. The mare half-turned her head away from him shyly. Finding the pony's bashfulness positively adorable, the reptile couldn't help but give a soft chuckle. After drying off his hands, he grabbed a ladle and a bowl from the overhead cabinet--though it wasn't much of an "overhead" cabinet considering the dragon's stature--and proceeded to fill it. After all, the home was built with ponies in mind.
He directed himself towards Fluttershy, taking great care to not spill the chowder as it swished about in the bowl with every movement he made. He slowly knelt in front of her and blew into the bowl just as he had done for the baby griffon.
The Heart of a Lion, White Lion Cub TF "We seem to be very popular here." said Kali, the White Lioness. "Indeed." Kemba gave a yawn as he showed his sharp teeth to the crowd. "Humans really seem to like us since our fur is a different color."The Heart of a Lion, White Lion Cub TF2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Indeed, it's not everyday a Lion is born with fur as white as snow." Kali said. "I feel like a...what to those humans call...celebrity?" "but we are not perfect, I think we need a Cub." Kali said, thinking about how all the other felines have Cubs. "Why Kali, is that an invitation? I feel flattered, but I would rather not do it while we are being watched." Kemba snickered
Kali looked at her mate, with a confused face. "No... You know very well our kind can't do that, we have to... Choose one of them" she said pointing at the humans. "We can still do it for fun." He can't help but snicker "Wait, isn't there some new human who was hired to feed us?"
"Are you referring to the zookee
The Lion and the Lamb, Chap 4The Lion and the Lamb, Chap 42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Lion and the Lamb
Chapter Four: The Intruder
Smokey's attention had been stolen from the still flustered pegasus when the baby griffin launched herself into his lap. He tilted his head downward and laughed as the white bundle slid down his kneeling leg. "Aw, am I not giving you enough attention, sweetie?"
The baby griffin batted an eagle foot at the dragon's descending hand in a playful manner. A chuckle escaped his throat and he gently rolled the tiny creature onto her back, scaly fingers scratching and prodding at the soft belly. The tickling sensations caused by the dragon sent the griffin into a fit of adorable high-pitched giggles. A glowing warmth pressed against the hearts of the dragon and the pony at the display.
She eventually escaped the clutches of the dragon's fingers and bounced several feet away, the playful glint still danced in her eyes. Throwing his dignity to the winds, Smokey dropped down on al
Lion-Hearted GirlIt was the cold that finally did it;Lion-Hearted Girl4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
drove me inside the wardrobe
where I curled up and closed off.
It was safe there, hemmed in
amongst the coloured wool sweaters,
the neatly pressed t-shirts and the flat
paper ghosts, hanging -
as if in suspense - with breath
baited, stagnated. Their air thick
and warm like syrup, sweet narcotic
cloying in my throat,
dragging me deep like a lullaby
to somewhere dull and safe
But outside, I can still hear you:
a ghost, roaming your own
card-plated home, clawing at the door.
You! What are you hiding in there for?
Get out here now - you can't keep running
away forever, you know! It's pathetic! (Or,
as the case may be, parenthetic
just a pause to let me catch my [your]
breath) Do you think I can ignore
this? All your mumbling and
rocking and crying and lip-biting
tumbles as you trip, tongue-tied,
knock-kneed, to Narnia? You
(never could understand how I got lost
in every moment of mouths that opened
over my he
SoRoku - Roxas Loves KittiesSoRoku - Roxas Loves Kitties7 years ago in Teen More Like This
MHC: Ive been having such a weird Lion King addiction lately XD
Demyx: So you youve found yourself somebody whod chase Sora up a tree???
Axel: Were not even in this fanfiction.
Demyx: well now we are! ^_^
It was a mild day for Sora and RoxasRoxas was watching TV while Sora did the dishes like he did every Saturday.
Dammit, Sora curses, Why does MY chore day have to be on Saturday ?!
Roxas chuckles. Because you keep procrastinating on asking Leon to move it to Monday.
The two had decided that traveling around had grown on them and compromised on moving to Radiant Garden while every month or so visiting Riku, Naminé and Kairi on the Islands.
Today a majority of the Restoration Committee was out running errands, save for Sora and Roxas who currently have the house to themselves.
There! Done! Sora declares as he puts the last dish in the dishwasher before cl
Of Half-Filled WordsShe is not a flutterbird.Of Half-Filled Words2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Her fingers are skittish,
her smile is not.
Do not fear that you will
drive it away.
Sadness is her fumbling limb.
It is unwanted, yet
When it is January
she will tell you,
"I am still struggling.
And I am becoming so many people
all at once.
A conglomeration of beauty that
I have managed to mangle.
Please, do not be sad for me."
Sometimes her sorrow is
meant for you. But mostly her.
Those specks and spots
of ocean storm lulls
reveal her truths:
ones she does not want
to extract from herself.
Her heart is not a rabbit.
When it beats
faster, faster, faster,
you need not
run harder to catch it.
Heart of a LionI'm stalking the cages of my Leo heartHeart of a Lion2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Looking out at myself from within
Sometimes conflicting emotions rip me apart
Somehow I've just got to bear it and grin
Though my smile can quickly turn into a roar
If someone intrudes on what is not theirs
Having my pride invaded I just can't ignore
When a lion wakes he shows that he cares
I shall never escape the burning passion inside
A lion's loyal to those that he loves
When it comes right down to it I'm not one to hide
If my world's touched I'll drop the gloves
When my dominance is challenged it all goes to hell
Like the sun my hot anger explodes
The battle begins and it never ends well
Tourists need to stick to the roads
But all lions are gentle with those that they love
They won't feel a more passionate heat
For a mate they will tear burning stars from above
Trusting hearts have no room for deceit
All the cages look empty but they keep me contained
Every trait has it's time and it's place
There are parts of a lion that can't be explained
UWRG: App1: Common Wolf MisconceptionsUWRG: App1: Common Wolf Misconceptions2 years ago in Editorial More Like This
"Wolves have never attacked people before."
Has teeth, will bite! You cannot exclude captive wolves from this sort of statement. Any predatory animal can and will bite under the circumstances. There is plenty of documentation that shows wolves have indeed been known to attack humans, including the natives. This is, of course, taking into account rabid, healthy, provoked and unprovoked wolves. But the main focal point being that wolves HAVE attacked people before. One of the most famous pieces of literature documenting wolf attacks is Wolves in Russia by Will N. Graves and Valerius Geist.
"Okay, but there has never been a documented case of a healthy wolf killing a human in North America."
There are in fact two that recently happened over the past 6 years, Candice Berner and Kenton Carnegie. However, because wolfaboos like to believe that another animal was to blame, here is a quoted passage: "On March 7th, 1888 at New Rockford in the
The Soft Lion RoarsPassing by a window which give off an amber glow, Sam couldn't help but be in wonder. An old fashioned toy shop with old fashioned toys displayed itself neatly. Sam could remember shops like these when he was a kid, but growing up poor, window shopping was as much as he got. But he was not a kid any more, he stepped in with a feeling of nostalgia; that scented wood smell, the sound of a model train making its rounds and tooting every now and then. He felt like he was a kid all over again.The Soft Lion Roars10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sam bent over to examine a stuffed bear, touching its fur and squeezing it, amazed at how soft it was. And then continued to the next thing that caught his eye, and the next. A few more minutes of thinking it over, and Sam knew what he wanted to buy.
Approaching the kindly old man behind the counter, he placed a stuffed lion, and a yo-yo on top. People stopped appreciating old toys, even something as simple as a yo-yo. But Sam knew somebody who would appreciate these gifts. He went to pay for the
Lion heartThe gentlest warmthLion heart2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
all the colors of gold
Sleepy Sunlight Dust
Shadows flicker away
Hushing under the touch
Of a tender tentative
Amber colored soul
All the splendor of the world
Crystal tear drops of stars
The laughter of the east wind
Would never compare
To this lion hearted soul
Heart of Lion ScriptHEART OF A LIONHeart of Lion Script3 years ago in Drama More Like This
LION: [Roars] It is time to gather for a meeting. . . I am announcing the arrival of a new citizen in our jungle! You are to treat him with the same respect you show each other!
[All wildcats speak at once]
LYNX: A new feline, huh?
CHEETAH: Is he striped or spotted?
JAGUAR: The jungle's getting pretty crowded. . .
LEOPARD: How can there be yet another new species?
TIGER: [Steps forth] Present yourself, newcomer!
[All wildcats speak at once]
CHEETAH: What a pipsqueak!
LYNX: How ugly!
JAGUAR: Ew, it smells like human!
PANTHER: Must be a baby!
TIGER: You call that thing a jungle cat?! Hah!
LION: Silence!!! See, I found this fellow near humans and rescued him. I will raise him as one of us. His name. . . is Cat.
LION: No, no. You pounce like this.
[Tasting a mouse]
LION: How does it taste, Cat?
CAT: Delicious! Like nothing I've ever tasted before!
A Lion's QuestionHow can a lion tame his heartA Lion's Question2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is it possible to bind my passion?
Will I need to do it for a fresh start
Can I pull off straitjacket fashion?
It'll take more then chains to hold me back
But in the end this is my decision
When the glass around me begins to crack
I hope my keeper fires with precision
Perhaps I'll have to endure paralysis
There may be a time where I grow too bold
My heart requires careful analysis
Because I won't always do what I'm told
Just how does a lion hold his nature back?
Primal instinct can't be shut down
It will take a patient heart to keep me on track
An understanding smile to change the frown
Inside I don't know how I'll tame myself
Because my passion wants to roam free
I'm not sure I can lay this on the shelf
If if I shut it down will I be me?
Lion HeartYellow diamond dandelions,Lion Heart1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
the beauty weed I clenched; set free.
The spreading seeds
and sweeping feelings--
I think they call this healing.
In a moment of bravery,
I am making me more "me"
WildYou could never be strangers againWild11 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
in that void of charged space
between the eyes and the air.
And the other people, who are
less than faces in the crowd.
Maybe it was a true dream of
dark times, always walking,
you are thief protected by gloss
that they could break
if only they knew how.
The lion at the zoo could
jump the fence, the wolves
could dig beneath the glass.
Safety is a mutual ignorance,
and it is something to be reminded
through wilds of the woods,
that she has fangs
and so do you.
Carry Me HomeDoes anyone remember those nights,Carry Me Home1 year ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Cold and so alone, and nothing ever seemed to feel right?
(Don't you remember, you always thought you were gonna die...?)
Does anyone remember the pain,
Of going to bed sober, and waking up insane?
(Don't you remember, you were always the one who took the blame...?)
It's like we're coming apart at the seams...!
And everybody's speaking dead languages,
And nobody knows what anything means...!
Well, I have had my fill of silence,
I have had my share of screams,
I am sick to death of violence,
I'm going back to the land of my dreams...
(Justwaita, justwaita, justwaita, just wait a...)
Just one second more...!
I'm gonna carry me home...!
I hear the whisper over the storm,
Goin back to where I was born,
Not in heart, but in soul
(One second more!)Gonna carry me home...!
I hear the whistle of the dawn,
Got to go, it's been too long,
I'm gonna carry me home...
(Justwaita, justwaita, justwaita, just wait...)
Does anybody remember yesterday?
We can't go back,
The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 7Chapter Seven: Mommy and DaddyThe Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 71 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
With the largest pot Smokey possessed filled with broth, sliced vegetables, and herbs simmering upon the wood burning stove set on low heat, he prepared meals for his animals. The dragon opened the left cabinet door to the storage space built in under the counter and reached in to retrieve one of two industrial-sized bags. One was filled with bird seed, the other had grass pellets. The clawed hand grasped onto the rolled up top of the seed feed first.
As the crinkling sounds of the bag's material reached the ear holes and registered themselves into the brains of all five doves, they immediately took to the air and gathered at the table, disturbing the rabbit. The leporidae grunted his displeasure at having his nap interrupted--especially since the content of his dream consisted of a massive garden of ripe carrots that exceeded his size multiple t
The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 8The Lion and the Lamb, Chapter 81 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Eight: Let Them Eat Soup
Immediately noticing the sudden blush on Fluttershy's face, a responding pink bloomed upon Smokey's scaly cheeks. Ear frills drooping slightly in flustered embarrassment, he held free hand up in a defensive gesture with a light shake.
"Oh! Uh I-I didn't mean it like that, Miss Fluttershy. I just, uh, thought that you know, it's good for a child to have a male figure and a female figure to look up to, a-and since we found her, w-why not it be us? Why can't she call us Mom and Dad? We we wouldn't be you know, a couple, or anything--just friends.
"That is if you are all right with calling me your friend." With a nervous chuckle, the dragon ran his clawed hand over the flexible orange spines jutting from the back of his neck, thinking how awkward the situation had turned out to be. If only he'd chosen his words more carefully in the first place.