TLoS: World at War Ch. 2"Ha! We made it! Good job Kraut!" laughed Dempsey, patting Richtofen on the shoulder. "So this is Verdun? Not really what I expected." Dempsey looked around at the forest and noted the fact that many of the trees looked like giant mushrooms. He diverted his attention towards the temple. He noted the bridge and two dragon statues in front of, what he presumed to be a door.TLoS: World at War Ch. 24 years ago in Profiles More Like This
A sudden click made Dempsey turn around. Dempsey was shocked to find Nikolai pointing his gun at him. Takeo and Richtofen pointed their guns at him aswell. Dempsey, confused, backed away slowly with his hands up as if he was surrendering.
"Whoa, guys! C'mon now! Don't joke like that. Put the guns down."
None of them did. Dempsey continued to back away slowly.
"Dempsey, don't move." whispered Nikolai. Dempsey obeyed immediately.
"Who, actually, what are you?" asked Nikolai. Dempsey realized that they were not pointing their guns at him, but rather, behind him. Dempesy turned around an
Realms: PrologueToday was a day for hiking, Allen had planned it from the beginning of the month and he was not about to let himself down. The sun was like a burst of light today, yet not too bright to be blinded, and a bonus to this was the scattering of clouds that once in a while had blocked the sun for a few minutes and then rolled on. Allen had packed all of his belongings neatly in what was now a fully filled backpack, up to the brim of with some extra clothing, snacks and other useful equipment. He placed the bag into his car and set off for the surrounding mountain area, which homed some of the most magnificent forests around. He was alone for this trek, needing some time to himself, something he had not received in a while, and this was the perfect time to have it. Stress sort of overtook him at about that time, some deaths in his family as well as those of friends, even with work. Maybe this hike would help relieve him of some of life's problems and soon enough he may be able to face the worRealms: Prologue5 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Realms: 3Sarika was flying next Aldric the whole way to meet his parents while Anthea was flying next to Talmon. Kyran was in front of them and leading them to where their parents lived. They had to leave the valley where they lived and were flying for about two days now when the landed in a lightly wooded area near a river to rest for the evening. Aldric and Talmon went into the woods to hunt for some food for them while the three dragonesses lied down by the river and got a drink of water. They were tired and thirsty from flying all day long and were very hungry when their stomachs growled loudly. Anthea smiled sheepishly and blushed some at this as Sarika and Kyran both giggled at this.Realms: 35 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"I guess we're all hungry from flying." Kyran said.
"Yes I guess so. Right now, I feel I could eat a whole cow."Anthea said.
"You probably could sis." Sarika said and giggled again.
The three of them conversed over such things awhile, joking and giggling. They seemed to bond rather nicely, like any regular dr
Realms: 4Another few days, and the seven dragons soon arrived at the cave that started it all. To Minali, some few memories started to flood her mind, she had not visited this cave in a long time and to see it again made her shudder. They all entered and walked through slowly, making the time to get out about a half an hour. Sarika had no idea what time it would be back in the human world, but she knew that it must've neared the next year by now. After they all exited, Minali took a glance around, and yet it seemed that even more memories seemed to go through her. Sarika noticed this and she tilted her head a bit.Realms: 45 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"Does it all seem the same?" Sarika asked Minali.
"It seems slightly the same, but it's so long since I've been back here. I'm sure that everything has changed over the past 61 years since I left." she said as she kept looking around and a tear fell from her eye.
She took a few steps forwards and kept on looking around as more memories kept on flowing through her mind of when she was
The Twin Fires: Chapter 1Asleep amidst their contendersThe Twin Fires: Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Awoken trough the blood
The twin fires shall set the path alight.
One Yin, one Yang
Destiny torn in two
When the two come together,
Truth shall be revealed
And the great design will unfold
-The Prophecy of Huizhong-Chen
The Vial of Blood
The rain was drifting down slowly and a chilly breeze swept the deserted street on this late October evening. 17-year old Thomas was just on his way home after anything long day at school, grey, listless and worn-out teachers filling your head with trivial facts and knowledge you'd probably never use again in your life, and tomorrow would bring no difference.A small sigh escaped his lips as he stuffed his hands in his pockets and continued on his way home to a probably intoxicated father and an overbearing mother.
Thomas muttered, deciding to take a shortcut trough the woods next to the railroad, at least the trees would provide some shelter. Darkness was falling quickly this ti
Realms: 1The days passed gradually, and it started to feel normal for Sarika. Although still in mind of trying to get back to the human world and back to her former self, she did indeed start to get use to the realm she was in now. Aldric has treated her kindly throughout the days and even showed her around some parts of the valley, but for today, they both decided to explore a huge chunk of it. This was not to say that Sarika had cautiously planned to go back to the cave that had led her into this world, she believed that on this exploration trip they may run into it again, and maybe she could walk back in and into her own world. Doing so before hand was met with much difficulty since Aldric had practically been at her side for most of the time, but now was the perfect time to execute that plan. It was a few hours and they had gotten a great deal of the valley explored, and they both stopped by at a river to rest for a while. Sarika had learned many things as a dragon, what they eat, how theyRealms: 15 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
TLoS: Origins_Chapter 6"AAAHHHHH!!!" a sudden scream rips trough Spyro's sleep, causing him to become completely awake in matter of moments and jumping from where he was resting. He head also Cynder scream. He thought that she was hurt and turned to find her. His fear for Cynder caused him to scream, making even more noise.TLoS: Origins_Chapter 64 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He found her, and one of the strange creatures, a few centimeters apart, both shouting at their top of their lungs. Surely, someone would have heard this entire racket. The other unconscious creature also awoke, and upon seeing Cynder and Spyro, he froze on his bed.
Finally, the shouts of screams were faded away, leaving a sudden empty silence. Cynder walked back a little bit from the stranger he was staring at.
"Cynder, are you all right? Why did you scream?" Spyro asked concern plain in his voice.
"Yes... yes, I'm all right"
"I was just looking at him when he woke up. He then started screaming like crazy when he saw me".
"Holy shit that thing is talking" the other
Disorderlands: Circle of DutyDisorderlands 1Disorderlands: Circle of Duty2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Circle of Duty
His leather gloves creaked as Rodney gripped his battle rifle tight. He knew this wasn't going to be easy. The Crimson Lance had a reputation for brutality, not least of all toward their own troops. But this soldier had learned long ago that if he was ever going to accomplish anything, he'd need to do it as a part of something better than he was.
He hunkered down behind a pile of sandbags. The Circle of Duty challenge was designed to determine a new recruit's potential and assign him accordingly. Already he knew - they were going to kill him. He had no doubt of that.
Rodney had died before - the "New-U" replication and memory transferral procedure was quite familiar to him in fact - not that it got any easier after the first time. He just had to hold off as long as he could to prove himself a capable warrior.
An alarm sounded and he flicked off the safety. Time to bring it.
Lance soldiers began to spawn into the arena. Rodney wasted no time taking
TLoS: World at War Ch.1Takeo, Nikolai and Dempsey were waiting in the main hallway, while Richtofen tried to get the portal to work.TLoS: World at War Ch.14 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Mmm. I can taste the flesh of those undead monsters already." Nikolai was holding onto his gun very tightly, grinning devilishly while doing so. For a moment, Dempsey swore he could see a flash of red in Nikolai's eyes.
"Uhh, you're kidding right? You're not actually thinking about eating these guys, right?" chuckled Dempsey nervously.
"Why? Are you afraid of me?" Nikolai asked.
"Umm, no. I was asking, because, uhh, that would be disgusting. Yeah, Im not afraid of you." said Dempsey.
Before Nikolai could answer, a loud whoosh could be heard while Takeo, completely ignoring the two, torched down his first zombie. Dempsey held his BAR at the ready, trying to completely ignore the fact that Nikolai was watching Dempsey with confusion.
Before long, the hordes were funneling into the hallway while the three fired away at them. Ta
Descisions Already Made ch. 3Sangheilios surface, Zin state military spaceport.Descisions Already Made ch. 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
July 24, 2552, 10:30 A.M.
On the phantom ride down from the ship, I felt very out of place due to the fact that I was the only one still wearing armor. Even the shipmaster had left his armor on board in lieu of a pair of pants and a tunic. No one seemed to notice or care, though. They were too exited to have a vacation or to see their mates and children again.
From what I could tell, the Zin state was on the planet's equator, and was covered in lush jungles. Perfect for 30 mile hikes to nowhere in particular.
"So, what are we doing here?" I asked Undi, who was walking several paces in front of me.
"We are here to get you into the covenant military and to let ME have a small break from the stresses of warfare while you train. I sent in the forms this morning."
"And what happens in the meantime while I wait for the approval?" Right as I finished my sentence, Undi stopped dead in her tracks with a horrified look on her face.
"I never thou
DunedainDunedain5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Faring far and wide ,
His sword by side ;
Never resting elsewhere than the wild ,
Light footed and keen eyed.
His only friend was beast and bird ,
Tree and stone his only home ;
The blood of Numenor in him was all but gone.
Proud and grim ,
All in one ;
He answered to noone...
there's a leak in my heart.i want to be naked in a room with you and only touch your face.there's a leak in my heart.5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i want to marvel at the pain in your eyes and the choke in your voice, asking me to please, please, don't fade away. your eyelashes become black smoke and i mumble something about falling down.
so desperately do i want to close my eyes, to curl up in a ball and make my life an instrumental. but clinging onto the strings of my soul is a hand formed by thousands of i love yous, and countless feelings of inadequacy. i am not enough for you, and you are not enough for me. there will never be enough in this world for us. we are the disappointed. we are the ones that love with more than just our hearts.
lyrics form from the saliva in my mouth, and i sing them to you without a second thought. i am ashamed of the crack in my voice but you pretend not to even notice, and i squeeze your hand, hoping beyond hope that the calendar has made a terrible, terrible mistake.
i long to fulfill our wild and shadowed dreams, but bursts of gree
Realms: 5Although they had slept at midnight, and expected to wake up at ten in the morning, they instead woke up at five. And in that time, no neighbor was yet awake. As Sarika awakened and looked around, everything was still rather quiet, she looked over at Aldric and smiled at him, she gently nuzzled him and got up to stretch. Today was a really big day, it was time to return to the dragon realms and live out life. She really couldn't wait for the future to happen; it was something she didn't think she'd actually look forward to. She looked back down at her mate and nuzzled him again, trying to awaken him.Realms: 55 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Aldric just groaned in his sleep as Sarika nuzzled him. He shifted lightly and moved his head away from her and place it under his wing some and continued sleeping. He even started to mumble in his sleep lightly.
"Five more minutes mom." he mumbled.
Sarika giggled and told him, "Since when was I your mother?"
Aldric slowly opened his eyes as he heard Sarika's voice and lifted his head from
The last human: Chapt 8The last humanThe last human: Chapt 84 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dempsey watched in mild satisfaction as lead from the barrel of his Thompson tore through the rotten skin of the undead. Their rotten intestines were completely exposed, half of their torso and ribcage was torn destroyed; and blood was dripping from their wounds, drenching their ragged uniforms in a colour of thick red. He turned when he heard a zombie trying to climb, without hesitation he stomped the zombie in the face knocking it off the platform before sending a barrage of bullets at its face, tearing it's head apart. He removed his pistol from its holster, turned and took aim at a zombie that was slowly limping up the steps. He pulled the trigger, sending a single bullet in between the zombies eyes. The zombie was killed instantly.
It fell backwards before rolling down the steps, loud sickening cracks being heard as the rotten corpse fell down the stars, before crashing into a large group of zombies that were slowly making their way up. They were knocked o
Realms: 2They continued walking deep into the cave while Aldric was still carrying Travis. After walking for a few minutes, Sarika stopped when they came out of the one cave to where the three cave tunnels met in the fork in the road. She smiled some as Talmon and Kyran stopped and turned around to look at her. Aldric stopped right beside her and set Travis on the ground and was still very nervous about being transformed into a dragoness. He looked at himself and checked to see if he was changing or not and was relieved that he wasn't. He smiled widely and stupidly as he got back up off the ground and looked at Sarika.Realms: 25 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"I guess the transformation won't work on me Sarika. Now can I please go home." he said.
Sarika smiled widely at this as she lowered her head so that she was eye level with Travis.
"Oh, the transformation should begin soon Travis." she said.
Travis shook his head and laughed a bit, "There is no way, I'm changing! I don't even feel different at all!"
However, he was unaware of the
LORC: RTS Act II pt 3Return to Standard IVLORC: RTS Act II pt 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
August 16, 2555 1102 hour
Off the Oregon coast
45.63325 N 124.71130 W
SpecOps Major Ryau 'Cinotee [ACTIVE]
The past few days consisted of exploring the fairly undamaged waterfront, avoiding angry humans and eating at the few restaurants that allowed Sangheili. However, today Ryau and Naki left Asau, Endesa and Shan at the hotel and went out to the wreck of the Mercy and Betrayal with approval from Colonel Hartford. Ryau popped the seal on the armor cases and set the lids apart. Naki took her armor out and started to suit up, Ryau did the same.
"Well, now's a good time to test out the re-breather," Naki said.
"What, you haven't tested this gear yet?" Ryau stopped right before he clicked the re-breather into place.
"Oh, it's perfectly safe, lab tested up to five thousand 'meters'. But we're field testing it remember?"
"Alright, alright." Ryau clicked it
Forever and a Day.Forever and a dayForever and a Day.7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You think its just a joke
You say its all okay
But you dont know how much I hurt
With all the glares you throw my way
You might say Ill get over it
That all the scars will fade
But the scars I have inside me
Will last forever and a day
Please just stop your joking
Thats all you have to do
Find someone else to pick on
Why not start with you?
Two can play at this game
And Ill come out on top
Then youll be all torn up inside
Begging for it to stop
But maybe thats a bit extreme?
After all, its just a joke
At least thats what youll say to me
When you go up in smoke
A wise old man once said to me
Revenge is not the way.
But he wasnt torn up inside
Forever and a day
Heart WasteI loved once (unreturned)Heart Waste6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and could never find a
place to leave those
no receptacle for unwanted
no bin for stifled
When so much love
can find no home,
it pools like welling
a trapped bird,
frantic wings beating
a deep, green illness
that kills so
the body forgets
My angel from aboveMy angel from above10 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I looked into the mirror and saw you standing next to me,
but when I turned to find you, you weren't there like you were meant to be.
Maybe I imagined it? You weren't really there at all,
then I remembered, you're gone and I fall.
I remembered all the happy times, the angry and the sad,
we may of argued sometimes, but our friendship wasn't bad.
Infact it was amazing, we were so great together,
but now I know all I have are memories forever.
I will never forget you, your scent or your glow,
I loved you then, I loved you now, I just wanted you to know.
I hope that you can hear me, I'm sat upon your grave,
I hope you see me crying I hope you see me wave.
I hope you see me smiling when thinking back to you,
I know you're gone, to not return and there's nothing I can do.
It doesn't stop me missing, everything I love,
but I know that you are watching me, my angel from above.
If you can hear me now I hope that you know,
I'll keep you here within my heart, I'm never letting go.
Humanity's Finest: Chapt 6Humanity's FinestHumanity's Finest: Chapt 64 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Takeo impaled an unsuspecting ape in the back with his Katana while he used his other hand to cover the apes mouth, to prevent the animal from screaming. Looking to his left he saw Zoidius swiftly disarm an ape with his tail blade before decapitating it, there was a look of satisfaction on his face as he stared at his headless corpse. Takeo didn't know if it was because of Zoidius's own bloodlust or that he really hated their guts. Either way this dragon has shown to him that he can hold his own if attacked, but still they were in enemy territory they had to weaken them without them suspecting.
Takeo knelt down and searched the bodies for anything that he deemed would be useful with Zoidius looking over him, he felt his hand touch something, something rough. Gripping it Takeo pulled out his hand and stared at what he found, it was a large crumbled up peice of paper. Takeo immediately took an interest in it while Zoidius merely snorted in distain. Thinking th
Realms: 7Elah soon woke up an hour later and yawned widely. She looked over at her parents and saw that they were still sleeping soundly and saw that Tylon was still sleeping as well. Elah got up quietly so she wouldn't wake up Tylon or her parents and quietly walked out of their new home to look out across the valley. When she got outside the cave, she noticed Aldric and Sarika were in front of their cave, lying down by the ledge. Sarika still had her head over the ledge some and it almost looked like she was sick to her stomach. She curiously walked over to them and wanted to know what was wrong.Realms: 72 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Elah blinked and tilted her head as she was close enough to the two and asked, "What's up?"
Sarika lifted her head lightly and looked at Elah and smiled softly. She was surprised that Elah was up this early and almost forgot about het and the others that morning.
"Well Elah, I have a little bit of morning sickness." Sarika said.
"Morning sickness?" Elah tilted her head even more, "What's that?"
Life On Standby Andrew awoke from the dream, all knowledge of it already fleeting. He doubted he would have wanted to remember it anyway.Life On Standby5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Before opening his eyes, he knew that he was alone in the bed, and that it was cold. He was certain that if he were to peak out from under his heavy lids, in the dim light that must surely be filling the room, he would be able to see his breath hang with every exhale. Why was it so cold?
He struggled against the need to open his eyes, but he knew that he had to, if only to answer the questions as to why it was cold and why he was alone.
He stretched his legs and shoulders, and counted backwards from thirty, trying to will himself to open his eyes. Ultimately, it was the knowledge that once he did open them, he wouldnt be able to fall back asleep. He would be up for the day. He would get a head-start on another shitty day. Its not someth