STARS ABOVE: Chapter 21STARS ABOVE: Chapter 213 years ago in Romance More Like This
***[Author's Note] To all my readers: I'm truly sorry for the long delay between this chapter and the last. I had just finished the most recent part of My Sunshine when a personal crisis struck out of the blue, one that's forced me to put my writing aside entirely for almost a month. It's not something I wish to discuss here, but you all should know that I'm slowly improving thanks to treatment and my family's support (not to mention all of yours). I think I've mostly succeeded in putting my life back together, but with these things, you never really know. The delays should be less often in the future, but they may still happen. Again, thanks for your patience. - BHS***
CHAPTER 21: I Wish
You are now ready.
Yes, I am.
You know what you must do? You understand your purpose?
And you know exactly what fulfilling that purpose means, do you not?
I do. I accept i
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 14STARS ABOVE: Chapter 143 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 14: You're in Love, Aren't You?
Hiiragi Household, Takanomiya
It had been ten minutes now.
Ten minutes since she'd seen that.
Kagami knew on some level that she was being ridiculous. Tsukasa was almost seventeen, and Miyuki just a few months younger. Both were well past old enough to make their own decisions. Why shouldn't they have a relationship? Why shouldn't they do that with-
Her skin crawled, and she rubbed her arms frantically. Because the very image was so desperately wrong, that was why; it was out of place with her entire universe. Her twin sister was the goofball who put off her homework during breaks until the night before, the one who constantly broke or misplaced her cell phone, the one who slept until one in the afternoon and still felt tired. And Miyuki was the perfect young lady, what Konata called the "embodiment of moe": a walking encyclopedia, slightly klutzy, deathly afraid of dentists an
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 7STARS ABOVE: Chapter 74 years ago in Romance More Like This
Author's Note: This chapter is a bit late due to a very stubborn illness. I apologize for the delay, and I hope it's worth the wait.
CHAPTER 7: Sorry for the Deception
Tokyo Univesity Dorms
"Ossu," said the young woman on the bed. Her nose was buried in a very thick and complicated law textbook, and didn't look to be surfacing any time soon. The book was propped up in front of her on the bed, and soft chewing sounds came from behind it as her mouth worked on a stick of her favorite chocolate pocky. She looked quite different from the girl who attended Ryouou High years ago; taller and fuller-bodied, perhaps a little heavier than she would like, due to a college student's diet. Her pigtails were gone, replaced by a ponytail tied halfway down her back. Lately she had taken to wearing reading glasses… not that she really needed them yet, but with the amount of small-printed text
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 3STARS ABOVE: Chapter 34 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 3: We Were Too Late
"G'morning, Kagami… wow, you look like hell. What happened?"
That was the middle Hiiragi sister, Matsuri. The oddball of the family in appearance as well as behavior, Matsuri had light brown hair, hazel eyes, a lazy attitude, and an extremely blunt manner. She smirked and leaned back in her chair as Kagami lurched down the stairs, rubbing her eyes.
"Leamme 'lone, Matsuri," she mumbled as she sat down at the table, fighting the urge to nod off again. Much as she hated to admit it, Matsuri was probably right… after the night she'd had, she almost certainly did look terrible.
"You poor thing," said a gentle voice from the kitchen. Miki Hiiragi stepped gracefully over to her daughter and brushed her bangs aside, laying a cool hand on her forehead. "Did you stay up late studying again? I thought I've told you about pushing yourself too hard."
"I'll be fine, Mom," she lied. Her heartbeat quickened just slightly at h
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 4STARS ABOVE: Chapter 44 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 4: Why Can't I Do Anything?
"Minegeshi!" Kagami's cry of horror was drowned out; a terrible noise was coming from the cube, a deafening moan that sounded just human enough to chill the blood of whoever heard it. Once again, she pushed against Homura's arm. She had to do something, get that thing away from Ayano and Misao…
"No," said Homura, barely audible over the sound. "You must stay here, Hiiragi-san. I'll stop it… and I'll do everything I can to save your friends. Kyubey, stay with her."
I understand, came the reply. The catlike creature was now sitting at Kagami's feet.
With that, Homura thrust her arm out into the black clouds that were rapidly engulfing the roof. The amethyst set into the silver ring on her finger began to glow, brighter and brighter, straining against the crushing dark. It sparked like a tiny violet star and moved itself into her outstretched palm, resolv
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 5STARS ABOVE: Chapter 54 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 5: It's Not What It Looks Like
Kagami stared up at Homura, letting that information sink in. Neither of us killed it… you did. It should have had an effect on her, but she only felt numbness… her limbs felt like someone had replaced her muscles with lead. You did. That was impossible... she had been helpless in the grip of those hand creatures, barely even able to struggle, and on top of that she had blacked out after a few seconds. All she had been able to do to the Demon was-
Homura's eyes widened in concern as Kagami inexplicably started to laugh. "Hiiragi-san?"
"Ha ha ha… I'm fine," gasped Kagami, though even laughing was an effort. "Honestly, you should be thanking me. Turns out killing them is easy. You don't even need magic, you just have to hit them with school bags…"
She smiled. "Really, Homura, stop joking around and tell me what happ
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 15STARS ABOVE: Chapter 153 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 15: Sinners Must Repent
Hiiragi Household, Takanomiya
Kagami's hands went so numb that she could barely keep her grip on her phone. The numbness spread from her fingertips down her arm, over her shoulder and across her chest, billowing through the rest of her body. She desired desperately for this to be just a nightmare, but she knew it was terrible, awful reality, and she couldn't fool herself otherwise. "How?" she whispered.
The voice on the other end spoke slowly. Her words were labored and slurred. "Izumi… followed me home. Wanted to know… my secret. I was talking with her… when we were ambushed. Wasn't sure… if they were Demons or not… they spoke Japanese, looked human… wasn't ready." Homura drew a deep breath. "Caught me off guard. Izumi… tried to fight. They hit me… knocked me unconscious. Took Izumi… don't know where… they were gone when I woke up…
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 11STARS ABOVE: Chapter 114 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 11: When to Let Go
The Fourth's Lair, Kasukabe
Desideria pouted as she ran her hands over the curves of the Puella Magi's frozen body, avoiding the lance sticking through her midsection. The girl was still warm and soft underneath the golden shell, she knew, but she couldn't feel her wonderful warmth without breaking it what a pity. Without that warmth, it would be meaningless to feed on her Heart. Gaspare, however, had no such standards.
"Gaspare?" she cooed to the night without looking back over her shoulder. "You may start now, if you want. She's all yours. I trust you can handle her yourself?"
The Fourth was silent, as always. It nodded its shapeless head in agreement and stepped forward. A few of the gold and silver veins peeled themselves from Gaspare's leaden body. Moving very slowly, like a time-lapsed film of tree roots growing, they spread outward, a dozen of them attaching to the golden shell. The veins began to throb steadily as the feast commenc
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 12STARS ABOVE: Chapter 124 years ago in Romance More Like This
*Author's Note: If you like our work on this story, please be sure to read and review Forzare's original work, NIL, found on FictionPress. He and I both appreciate your feedback. Thanks. - BHS*
CHAPTER 12: I'm Fine
Hiiragi Household, Takanomiya
She was entangled in a snarl of bed sheets with Miyuki, both of them naked as the morning, the air heavy with the scent of summer sweat. She was hot, wet, and sticky and she didn't care, because Miyuki was smiling down at her, those gorgeous purple eyes unhidden by the lenses of her glasses. Tenderly Miyuki reached down and caressed her cheek with her hand, and shiver went up and down Tsukasa's spine like electricity. It was like breathing pure bliss when they were together. She didn't know how on earth she had ever lived without Miyuki's touch, her gentle words, her support. The things Miyuki had shown her, the ways they had connected; it was as if she had been colorbl
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 13STARS ABOVE: Chapter 134 years ago in Romance More Like This
*Author's Note: I deeply apologize for the sudden barrage of kendo terminology presented in this chapter. I know it reeks of lazy exposition and/or the author showing off, but the only alternatives I could think of were to either footnote everything, or to have no explanation at all and pray my readers got it anyway. Any kendoka that might be reading, please also forgive any incorrect usage of terms you may find… I tried my best to ensure my research was accurate, but much like Kagami, I'm coming into the sport cold. - BHS*
CHAPTER 13: Thank You Very Much
Three Weeks Later
So, no luck?
No, thought Homura as she made a show of rearranging her locker. The one at the shipping port was a normal Demon, not one of the Nine.
Are you certain? asked Kyubey.
Quite certain, it was far too easy to kill. The rest of the Nine are in hiding. They're planning something, I'm
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 9STARS ABOVE: Chapter 94 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 9: Make It Go Away
La Beatrice Hotel, Tokyo
Three days before the end
"Fuck," said Kyoko, hanging her head between her knees.
Next to her, Oriko grimaced. "I would not put it exactly that way, but I share the sentiment."
Chances were that everyone else in the hotel did too. The sense of grief pervaded every room, every hall, and every stairwell, as if it were a living being relentlessly seeking them out wherever they went, intent on punishing the Puellae Magi for daring to think that they couldn't possibly fail with so many working towards the same goal. Many of the younger ones were still in shock, while the older ones had become silent and withdrawn. Some were simply angry: at themselves, at the Demons, or at the world in general… It wasn't fair. They had been so close, and then everything had gone to Hell.
At the moment, Kyoko was exhibiting a complicate
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 2STARS ABOVE: Chapter 24 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 2: You Should Stay Away From Me
Homura Akemi was mobbed the moment the next break started. Kagami watched as a crowd gathered around the new girl's desk, all clamoring at once and asking her questions. So much was to be expected… a new student was always an event.
For her part, Akemi seemed to answer even the most inane questions cordially, though she still never changed her expression or raised her voice above a monotone: "Yes," she said, "I moved here from a city called Mitakihara." "I've been homeschooled until recently due to illness." "No, I don't want to join the computer club, thank you."
Kagami waited until the mob had cleared, then stood up and walked over to make her own introduction. She was determined to be friendly, despite still feeling rattled by that cold stare from earlier… "Excuse me, Akemi-san?"
Akemi didn't answer. She merely sat and stared out the window, her face still set like stone.
"I'm Kagami Hiiragi, the class rep," said
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 10STARS ABOVE: Chapter 104 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 10: I Just Can't Stop Myself
Hiiragi household, Takanomiya
"Finished already? Let me see."
"'Kay." Tsukasa slid the paper across the table, then rubbed at her eyes.
Kagami scanned her writing and smiled. "This is really good… you're definitely improving."
"Thanks, onee-chan. Yuki-chan's been helping me a lot…"
"Mmm-hmm. There's just one thing here…" She smirked. "Her name's 'Lenore.'"
"Huh?" Tsukasa blinked and cocked her head.
"It's 'Dreaming of the lost Lenore,'", said Kagami, carefully sounding out the English words. "'Not 'Renoir', that's a French painter."
The younger twin's face slipped into an expression of panic. "B-But… I thought he was missing a valuable painting, like it had been stolen or something, and that was why he was so sad… Uwaaah!" she groaned, grinding her knuckles against her temple, "I'm such an idiot!"
Despite herself, Kagami laughed. "Ca
Spyra, part oneTwilight Sparkle slowly climbed the winding staircase, casting frequent nervous glances behind her to check whether she was being followed.Spyra, part one4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Canterlot was always busy no matter what time of day it was, but right now the only activity within the castle would be the royal guards on their nightly duties. It was 2am and the young unicorn had had one hell of a day, but this was the only moment when she had felt something approaching fear.
Actually, fear wasn't the correct word anxiety was a better term. If she failed in her mission here, then she was certain that Princess Celestia would be disappointed with her. The alicorn had been her tutor and mentor for most of her life and the one thing she strived for was to make her proud.
But her chances of success were about to take a sudden turn for the worse.
There was a sudden, almighty crash and she spun round to see one of the shields that had been hanging on the wall bouncing down the stairs. She winced at the sound of every metallic cl
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 6STARS ABOVE: Chapter 64 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 6: Are You Still Watching?
"I can hardly believe it," said Konata with delight. Her chin was in her hands, her elbows resting on the bed. "Who would have thought? Our little Kagamin…"
Kagami gripped the blankets so hard she could have torn them to shreds. "Sh-shut up! I told you, it's not like that!"
"Really, I didn't think you were into romance at all, let alone with another girl… Never thought you would swing that way, Kagamin."
"I don't! And what is that supposed to mean? I like romance just fine!" Kagami shot her friend her most ferocious glare.
"I just didn't think that black, grouchy, shriveled-up heart of yours had the capacity to-" She was interrupted as Kagami flung a pillow into her face at high velocity.
"Onee-chan," said Tsukasa timidly, embarrassed even to be bringing up the subject. "If there is something going on, you can tell us…"
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 8STARS ABOVE: Chapter 84 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 8: Be There Soon
"Uwaaa~!" Konata let out a gaping yawn and stretched her arms over her head. "Some weird day, huh?"
"Uh-huh," said Kagami.
"Mmm," said Tsukasa.
They were on the train again, another school day complete. Kagami had insisted that she was well enough to walk home, and surprisingly, Tsukasa hadn't objected. The train ride was unusually quiet save for the usual creaking and clacking; not as many people were travelling today.
"So Minegeshi-san and Kusakabe-san are both okay now, right?" said Konata. "I heard something about a fight between them before they passed out."
"Yeah," said Kagami.
"Uh-huh," said Tsukasa.
Konata's face wrinkled into a rare frown. Neither of the Hiiragis were paying attention. They weren't even looking at her; Kagami was staring out the window and Tsukasa was in some sort of a happy daydream, smiling at nothing in particular. It was time to step her game up.
RazgrizRazgriz8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When history witnesses a great change, Razgriz reveals itself, first as a dark demon
Amidst the eternal waves of time from a ripple of change shall the storm rise Out of the Abyss peer the eyes of a demon Behold the Razgriz, its wings of black sheath
The demon soars through dark skies Fear and death trail its shadow
As a demon, it uses its power to rain death upon the land
Until men united wield a hallowed saber in the final reckoning the beast is slain
But after a period of slumber, Razgriz returns, this time as a great hero
As the Demon sleeps man turns on man His own blood and madness spread throughout the earth from the depths of despair awaken the Razgriz its raven wings ablaze with majestic might
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 1STARS ABOVE: Chapter 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
By BHS and Forzare
A Lucky Star/Puella Magi Madoka Magica crossover
Note: All characters and settings belong to their respective creators and studios unless otherwise noted. No ownership is implied by the authors. Please don't sue us.
This story takes place at around the same time as the beginning of the Lucky Star anime, at the start of the cast's eleventh-grade year.
So that's them…
Yes, there's no question about it… they're exactly as Nico's information described. You can feel it too, can't you? The power they possess is incredible… and yet it's completely different than anything we've seen before.
With that much potential energy in one place, they're certain to be targeted.
We'll stop that from happening, no matter what it takes. I won't let it happen again.
You really have learned from your mistakes, haven't you?
Dear IdiotThis work of fan fiction contains characters, ideas, situations, and places found in the Hasbro Studios series "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic". No infringement of copyright is implied by this work of satire and parody, and this work is meant as a celebration of the people involved in the creation, development, and production of the series.Dear Idiot4 years ago in Humor More Like This
Written by The Descendant
His Majesty Prince Blueblood
Prince of Unicorns
Her Majesty Princess Celestia
Reigning Sovereign of the Equestrians
It's probably the doughnuts I'm currently ingesting at what can best be described as a "monumental rate", but I had the sudden irresistible urge pop you off a letter stating how terribly you buggered up the gala this year.
In case you were wondering the pleasant little unicorn you trod all over this evening was a personal friend of my Designate. That unicorn, Rarity (which is her name, by the way, in case you forgot it whilst staring at every haunch
Head TraumaThe light breeze tickled her mane, while she watched what could be her last sunset, what could be the the last sunset for all of Equestria. The gray pegasus sat atop a hill, eating her favourite muffin, raisin. Yes, this was a good day to die. Years of planning, of dedication, of back breaking labour, years, sacrificed in the name of freedom, liberty and justice. It all came down to this day. The day that Princess Celestia, Tyrant, would be assassinated. She took one last bite before setting off.Head Trauma5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Everyone knew of Celestia's corruption but anyone who ever mentioned it publicly was sent off to the work fields in Trottingham, usually never to return. Those who did return... changed. They didn't speak to friends or family, they worked. They worked and toiled until their hooves were bloody and torn, and then they worked some more. What they did in Trottingham, it was unnatural. But none of that would matter, if she accomplished her mission tonight.
There had been assassination attempts befo
BleachxOP - GETSUTide ch 01Summary: After a dumb accident resulted from Urahara's genius and Ichigo's stupidity, Ichigo finds himself far, far from home in a strange world of ocean and pirates. Forced to seek refuge in a unique pirate crew who think he's the odd one, they embark in search of his missing Zangetsu, adventure and so much more. But all is not quite what it seemsBleachxOP - GETSUTide ch 014 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
An x-over worth reading
Chapter One: That awkward moment when you think you're an alien.
A single moment of carelessness. That was all it had taken for Kurosaki Ichigo's life to go spiralling out of the norm even more so from which it already had.
The day had begun like any other; his father's normal wakeup call, the whole school routine, getting rid of a hollow or two with his recently reawakened Shinigami powers and all the usual business.
However, upon the arrival of sunset, an ordinary, forgettable day would soon be turning into a not-so-ordinary, unforgettable night whic
Dear Poetry,You will find out that I am not a strong person. Dragons do not make a home beneath my skin to hoard their treasured princesses. I am not that lucky. For I have misplaced collarbones just as quickly as I’ve misplaced hearts, a pulse still rhythmic against my fingertips. I am a monster of words, devouring Cummings and Plath with no ounce of self control left in my body. I promised myself this weight would not fall for the sharp edges of stars ground into your knuckles. But, write air into my lungs, poetry. Give this wild thing a reason to learn the definition of tamed.Dear Poetry,2 years ago in Letters More Like This
Write me a poem, and I will promise to fall in love with you, slowly and then…all at once.