Thalia's Tale - Chapter Sixteen - A New Enemy "Name and Profession." The Captain stated dully.Thalia's Tale - Chapter Sixteen - A New Enemy15 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Thalia Kal." Thalia replied. "Skylord."
A teen near the back of the crowd raised an eyebrow. The Captain's eyes narrowed. "A what?" He demanded.
Kevin and Logan exchanged nervous glances as Thalia nodded, holding her ground. "A Skylord." She comfirmed. She bowed her head respectfully. "Skylord Kal, at your service."
"I couldn't care less what your name is! As long as it starts with Skylord, I won't have you on my ship!" The Captain shouted. "Go fly off somewhere else!"
"My ship crashed nearby." Thalia replied. "I've got to get back to Skyhold somehow, and I've got no other choice."
"I'll not be having your kind aboard my ship!" The Captain barked. "Now get off before I make you get off."
My Alien Girlfriend (Chapter 4)My Alien Girlfriend (Chapter 4)2 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“What?!” I cried in surprise. “Your family is coming here?”
“Yes.” Yumi giggled. “Of course they will.” I shuddered a little at the thought of more of Yumi’s kind coming to this planet. What if they were discovered? Yumi didn’t seem to realize what a huge deal it was for an alien to arrive on earth in this way. A whole family of them showing up could cause a lot of trouble and it would be a lot harder to cover up.
“When are they coming?” I asked.
“Uncertain…they need a means to get here first.” She whispered, depression in her voice. She walked to my bedroom and took a seat on the bed, her tail coiling around her and resting on her knee like a pillow that the could rest her elbows on. I followed her in and crossed my arms.
“Wait, then how did you get here? Did it have something to do with that I heard on my way here?”
“Yes!” Yumi exclaimed. “You saw where the object
the fall of man (Post apocalyptic hetalia au) “It is the highest form of self-respect to admit our errors and mistakes and make amends for them. To make a mistake is only an error in judgment, but to adhere to it when it is discovered shows infirmity of character.”the fall of man (Post apocalyptic hetalia au)1 day ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Damn it,” a frustrated Alfred said under his breath. He had spilled a bottle of rubbing alcohol on his projector, for the second time. He quickly grabbed the American flag themed handkerchief sitting beside him on the counter. After nearly wiping all the words, formulas and ideas off of the transparent plastic, he frowned. After working for 3 days straight, with the exception of his 30 minute breaks, there was now nothing to show for it. He sighed, placing the handkerchief back in its original. He fell back onto the small, leather sofa, taking his glasses off and rubbing his temples.
“Christ,” he thought, “Can’t I just drop the damn case?”
After some thought, he realiz
Imaginaries : Chapter One - TempestThey told us we would be back by the summer solstice.Imaginaries : Chapter One - Tempest20 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The snow is driving on.
It blinds us, divides us, chilling us to the bone through armour and uniform, taking its toll on the weak and the injured. We've lost more to the cold than we have to the enemy. They are stirring the storm, the Nightmares, and they are breaking our ranks one by one. Just a week ago we stared as the snow cleared for the briefest of seconds, and we saw the last of the forward rank alive and fighting, struggling through the snow… but our hope was ripped to shreds, as we saw a Nightmare reach him. It was a huge creature, skittering upon hundreds and hundreds of legs, two claws like a mantis curled and ready to strike.
And it did.
Even the veterans hid their eyes as a claw ran the soldier through, kicking and screaming weakly as he was lifted into white oblivion. The creature held him close to its many eyes, his terrified, bloodied face reflecting in the empty blackness. It seemed almost curious of him, tip
Terms Used in Ethereal WorldThe Seven Luminous Ones: Original creator/deity entities, creators of the Arcane, Spectral Children, and the Spectral Chosen.Terms Used in Ethereal World33 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Arcane: Creator/deity entities, creators of the known universe, Ether, humanity, Monochrome Children, the Monochrome Chosen, and, indirectly, Spectrum Children.
Ether: An omnipresent energy source that can be used to bend reality in various ways, used originally by the Arcane as a means to create the universe.
Spectral Children: Beings resembling Helians, Naftids, Sangiri, Rhevians, Azerans, Vhosids, and Bastionites. Directly created by the Luminous Ones, and capable of exerting significant control of specific variants of Ether.
Spectral Chosen: Seven beings created to embody each colored variety of Ether. They exhibit nearly unlimited power over their respective Ethers, and are each the emperor or empress of their corresponding nation.
Monochrome Children: Beings resembling humans, created by the Arcane. They are capable of exerting significant control over
History of the Ethereal PlaneIn the beginning, there were seven entities that existed. They are known to us as The Seven Luminous Ones. Their entire existence is to this day beyond true human comprehension. They control unknowable power to create and destroy. How long they have existed is unknown, as is whether they have always existed or at some point spontaneously manifested. But at some point, they decided to create. Their first children were the Arcane. As their name suggests, little is known to humanity about the Arcane as well. But the Arcane controlled nearly the same vast powers as their parents. Satisfied with their children, the Luminous Ones entered a period of rest, willing their children to create on their own.History of the Ethereal Plane55 minutes ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Arcane then proceeded to create the universe as we know it. From their own plane of existence, the Arcane could manipulate the laws that govern the universe at will. At an unknown point in the history of the universe, the Arcane caused sentient life to originate on a single planet that woul
Starfox: Second Lylat Wars Prologue The Lylat system, a planetary system that is filled with unique planets. In the past, the Lylat system has been in constant peril due to evil forces that had intentions to corrupt the Lylat System to gain dominance and power. But, one heroic team have successfully stopped these threats from succeeding their goals, and that team has made a name for themselves across the whole system. This team, I am talking about is none other than the mercenaries-for-hire themselves, Star Fox. Over the years, the Star Fox team have time and time again helped the Lylat System exterminate its most powerful foes including the psychotic monkey scientist, Andross, and the machine hybrids known as the Aparoids. But as many know, the Star Fox team did go through some harsh times, one of these hardships was during the time the Anglar Empire were starting to make their move on the Lylat System. But you may be asking, what was it that caused so much trouble for the Star Fox team? Well, aStarfox: Second Lylat Wars Prologue4 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Book 1: Dragon Claw-Chapter 6 (first draft)Book 1: DragonBook 1: Dragon Claw-Chapter 6 (first draft)8 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kelly lived in the cave with Anepanor for a couple of days and she was beginning to grow tired of it. “Are you ever planning on letting me go?” Kelly asked Anaepanor as they slept and they were conversing in a dream.
“I don’t think I was ever holding you captive if you wish you can leave, but I don’t think your leg is healed enough yet and the nearest human village isn’t for at least two hundred miles.” Anepanor said.
“I know, but I think I should be headed back, not that anyone would care. But, I do have a job and they are probably already looking for me.” Kelly said.
“Then you’re leaving me?” Anepanor asked in a sad tone.
“Yes, I mean I might come back sometime to visit you, but I need to go back home.” Kelly said.
“And when will you be back? Tomorrow?” Anepanor said.
Kelly smiled “You silly dragon, I won’t be back for at least a few months.”
Book 1: Dragon Claw-Chapter 1 (first draft)Book 1: Dragon Claw-Chapter 1 (first draft)8 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Book 1: Dragon claw
It was close to dark and two people sat in a truck in the middle of the woods. One was a plain looking young woman in her twenties she wore a jacket, jeans and ball cap typical looking tomboy. the other person was a man he wore a jacket and jeans as well. The man sat in the drivers seat and he leaned back as he tipped a styrofoam cup to his mouth turning up the radio knob. The sounds coming through the speaker were fuzzy and there were two men in it talking to one another.
These two people were actually FBI agents working together to catch a human trafficking crime syndicate. they had man inside posing as a buyer who would buy a woman from the criminals to get evidence and expose them. They were not just interested in the men doing the selling they were looking for the head boss.
So they sat in their truck in the middle of the woods in Canada through the radio listening to the wire their inside man has and watching the cabin a few hundred yards away. They
ADVANCEMENT (Dragonfly ch. 11)CHAPTER ELEVEN: ADVANCEMENTADVANCEMENT (Dragonfly ch. 11)13 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Gresham’s Christmas gift to them all was a complete day off—although he made training the night before especially intense to compensate. But by then, his overzealous methods had ceased feeling like personal attacks to Patrick. After three months of complete immersion in life at the ICNS, Patrick knew work was work, and—holidays or not—he and his teammates had to push on if they ever hoped to be ready.
So despite the beating from the night before, Patrick looked forward to the chance to hibernate until he couldn’t sleep anymore.
But he opened his eyes at 7am. After several minutes of trying to fall asleep again, he deci
Apocalypse Aftermath Ep. 8 Final PlansI'm sitting in one of the meeting rooms with Tessa and Jack, along with General Gallagher and someApocalypse Aftermath Ep. 8 Final Plans16 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
people from my colony. Jack is sitting by Julie, a girl who he's been good friends with for a while.
Although he says they don't like each other, his behavior around her says differently. We're all
looking at a rough diagram of the Drone complex that we're planning to raid. Thoughts are buzzing
through my head. How are we going to get in? The Drones are machines, the element of surprise will
only give us a split second advantage. They have sensors that can pick up on anything we can hide in
and once they do pick us up, they'll send out a sqaud of homodrones to mop up the blemish on their
property. General Gallagher seems confident, but I'm not sure if he's got an ace up his sleeve or if
he's just arrogant. "I know this style of defense; when I was on a mission to get some power packs
from a Drone outpost, they had a scanner system like this." Julie says.
The general zooms in on the scanne
Apocalypse Aftermath Ep. 3 Compromise"GOD DAMMIT SOLDIER!!! What the hell do you think you're doing?! You've just compromised ourApocalypse Aftermath Ep. 3 Compromise16 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
entire operation, I should have you torn to shreds!" Yells the leader of the colony. The man
he is screaming at is crying. Our leader is yelling so loud that I almost have to hold my
ears; he's in such a panicked fury as I've never witnessed before, even toping that time he
had to save me from a pack of homodrones. "Alright, get me a microphone." He says, storming
off. Everyone in the main area runs off to their rooms, fully aware of protocol. "Attention
all inhabitants: our position has been compromised, grab everything you can transport and
begin the evacuation." He says, his voice booming over the intercom. Everyone begins the calm
but hurried process of stripping the base. There are almost 50 of us, plenty of people to
carry most of the base equipment. Everything we have is modular, and in a matter of minutes
we are packed and ready to run.
There are several dozen exits to our complex and i
PrologueEarth, 2050, the comet KT-66, also known as Apophis, was hurling towards the Earth. Spotted decades ago, the governments of the world united in stopping the extinction of life on Earth. And so, the Unity Project began. By the time 2050 arrived and the comet is reaching ever closer to Earth, the UNS Unity began its mission. Led by Captain Garland, the plan was as crazy as it was dire. To push the comet ever so slightly and make it go away from the Earth using as much explosives and bombs it can carry while hoping that one large comet doesn't explode into many smaller pieces all hurling towards the Earth.Prologue19 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In the final moments of the mission on the approaching comet, Captain Garland made the greatest act of heroism and sacrificed himself to bring the ship and its crew back to safety. He placed the ship on autopilot while leaving himself behind to manually detonate the explosion.
In the end, it was mostly successful. The comet was redirected away from the Earth but not without smaller piec
Chapter Fifteen - The RingObvious. Obvious.Chapter Fifteen - The Ring2 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That's what I could have said, twenty goddamned hours ago, about the solution to this whole problem.
Of course, I could have avoided all this. I could have gone without babbling my whole plan to Ms. Watson like a f##king stupid Bond villain. I could have screwed with the coding so that Dr. Nguyen couldn't reghost Miss Utkina from that cadaver. I could have even avoiding the whole Halifax plan, to distract them while I redirected enough material to the Rub al-Khali to build myself a spaceport, launch myself into the cosmos as a Von Neumann machine. But that's all in the past.
I could have thought of it twenty hours ago. I could have erased their memories as soon as I saw her taser unclip from her belt. I should have, but unfortunately, P doesn't equal thrice-cursed NP, so I need to brute-force this kind of crap. That's not f##king fair.
I could have done it before the Terrible Trio started heading out to my place. Before Tsukud
We Are The Dead - 1 Warren would have been afraid if he weren’t already assured that he would die. Had he had the luxury of hindsight, he might have thought himself stupid, but he couldn’t stand for this any longer.We Are The Dead - 13 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Come on, buddy…” He patted General, his German shepherd, as they walked along the cracked sidewalk. As soon as they were out of the gate of his father’s estate, the infrastructure of the town quickly went to pieces. Even in the old-money part of town, upkeep was poor. Embroiled in war, there was no time to bother with the growing cracks in the sidewalks.
The center of town was only a short walk away, but Warren took off in the opposite direction jogging alongside the dog. Well, maybe ‘dog’ wasn’t the best word. He had been the first successful genetic experiment finished at his father’s private laboratory. General had been designed
Chapter 10Date: Late 2016Chapter 105 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Where: Matinicus Isle
I had handed the gun to Josh, whom held it to Sale's back aggressively. The entire community walked around the edge of the beach, towards the rock. Dray, Amanda, Maggie and I walked in a quiet group in the back of the procession. I nudged Dray a couple times while we walked, but we didn't speak. No one did.
Until, of course, Maggie did. ''What are we going to do?"
''Wait and watch,'' I said said. ''It's all we can do,'' i shook my head, defeated. It was over. And better yet, we had gotten all the Pink Men.
''We altered the island to give plenty of space for you to move about wi
Indomitable Ch 21 Cycle It was a hot, sultry Atlanta night, the kind of weather no sane person would be caught in leather motorcycle gear, no matter how custom-tailored it was. Of course, I wasn’t sure anymore if I was the last sane woman on the planet or the only crazy one. Still, either way, over the past week back home, I was starting to enjoy these evening jaunts. I leaned against the roof’s ledge and gazed out over the twinkling lights of the city.Indomitable Ch 21 Cycle6 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After the Battle of Washington, as they had decided to call it, the President had decided to peel back some of the more stringent restrictions. The curfew was over and more leeway was offered to police and courts in dealing with Push crimes. Congress rapidly pushed through a new bill, the Pushed Regulation and Rights Act. The PRRA was a mixed blessing. While it reaffirmed basic human rights for the Pushed, it also was explicit in pointing out, correctly I was sad to agree, that Pu
Book 1: Dragon Claw-Chapter 11 (first draft)Book 1: Dragon Claw-Chapter 11 (first draft)Book 1: Dragon Claw-Chapter 11 (first draft)7 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kelly didn’t have a car so she had to walk with the dragon back to the apartment. Kyle kind of liked Kelly and wanted to make sure she got home safe. He was also fascinated with the dragon. So he went with her. they walked on through the city down the sidewalks through the streets, people that were there stopped and stared, but there were few people there since it was night. Kyle was shocked at how well behaved the dragon seemed to be, he was a wild animal and he followed commands from Kelly better than his own dog. They walked on until they came to a bus stop. The bus’s in that city allowed pets on board, but when a bus stopped at the stopped and the man opened the door he screamed when he saw the big black lizard.
“What the hell!” he screamed. the dragon began approaching, “Oh no you don’t!” He yelled as he slammed the door shut and drove off.
“Hey!” Kelly screamed back at hi
Book 1: Dragon Claw-Chapter 10 (first draft)Book 1: Dragon ClawBook 1: Dragon Claw-Chapter 10 (first draft)7 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Kelly drove on all day and night her adrenaline pumping as she raced to the other side of the states to find the FBI headquarters to ask what was up. During her ride she gave them a phone call where there was a signal and she told them about the man that tried killing her. When she described the man, they said that he wasn’t the man they sent to get her.
She continued on the road headed for Maryland, then to the capital. She looked at Anepanor who had been lying quiet for the past few hours. He looked very depressed and sad, he put his front claws down and planted his face into them. Kelly realized that the dragon might be hungry so she stopped at the first supermarket she saw.
“Stay here.” She told the big dragon as she left the car to buy some food.
He laid there for a while. He was not depressed because he was hungry, though he was that. he was depressed because he had just killed a
Book 1: Dragon Claw-Chapter 9 (first draft)Book 1: Dragon ClawBook 1: Dragon Claw-Chapter 9 (first draft)7 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
So after they awoke in the morning Kelly’s phone rang she picked it up and heard a man on the other side of the line. “Do you have the evidence with you?” he asked.
Kelly sat in bed for a moment, the dragon was still asleep she softly rubbed the back of her hand against the side of his face after which she kissed him on the cheek as she whispered in his tiny ear hole. “You need to wake up.”
“Hello?” the man on the other end of the line said.
“Yeah I’m sorry I won’t be fully awake until I’ve had a coffee.” She said. “What are you driving?” Kelly asked. As she stood up from bed and slowly put on her shirt. She was still not fully awake. And Anepanor only opened one of his eyes.
“Do you have the evidence?” he asked once more.
“Yes, now tell me what you are driving.” she said. she began to feel more awake and she went to the window to pull the curtain aw
Book 1: Dragon Claw-Chapter 8 (first draft)Book 1: Dragon ClawBook 1: Dragon Claw-Chapter 8 (first draft)7 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
They rode along with the truck driver until they came upon a small town there was a motel a gas station and a restaurant. They stopped there and Kelly went to the gas station first she asked them if there was a place to charge her phone, but they laughed and told her she would not receive signal there so she had to use the phone in the station. She got on the phone and called the FBI headquarters.
“This is FBI agent Kelly.” Kelly said over the phone.
The receptionist on the other end was not a friend of hers, but they did know each other the receptionist was pleasantly surprised and they spoke about the stake out and what happened she found out that they had been looking for her for days they couldn’t find the two men with her though, the truck their plant was all gone, the only evidence left was Kelly’s phone and USB drive.
“I’ll make sure to keep the evidence safe until we get to the states.” Kelly said.
Book 1: Dragon Claw-Chapter 7 (first draft)Book 1: Dragon ClawBook 1: Dragon Claw-Chapter 7 (first draft)7 hours ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That morning started like any other, Kelly woke up to find that Anepanor had gone then when she waited he would come back with some prey that they would both share in eating. Her leg was healing up quite quickly due to the technology used in mending it. she was able to at least walk again and it had only been a week. Kelly really did like living with the dragon, they had a peculiar relationship and even though she had only known him for a week she would have stayed there forever with him, but she was the only remaining part of her crew who had evidence from the stake out. there was video footage on her phone and they recorded the entire conversation with their plant and the criminals. it was on a flash drive that she was carrying.
If her phone were working she would have already called, but she was getting no signal and the battery was already dead. before long here came Anepanor with a deer in his maw. he slit the belly down the middle with his claw