Alpha Omega - Chapters 19-21Alpha Omega - Chapters 19-218 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 19 The beginning of the end
MOVE OUT OMEGA TEAM! THEYRE GETTING READY TO ATTACK!
Tempest fired the booster rockets on his suit, joining up with his supporting battalion which consisted of four small fighter craft equipped with heavy armouring and plasma missiles; their sole aim to ensure the success of his mission.
He looked to his right to see the rest of the fleet lined up in formation, moving slowly towards the enemy before them, numerous ships covering the horizon before him.
The larger ships had the main firepower of the fleet, large cannons built into the front of them designed to do as much damage as possible, irrespective of whether it be friend or foe who got in the way of its attacks
In front of them were several ships with what looked to Tempest as a diverse array of weaponry, spread out evenly across the defence lines, perhaps intended to protect the larger ships behind them.
All around them we
Alpha Omega - Chapters 28-30Alpha Omega - Chapters 28-307 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 28 The Ultimate Soldier
Hmm you guys are pretty stubborn
Das roared powerfully as he sliced through another group of enemy troops with his blade, the strength of his attacks allowing him to slice cleanly through them as he leapt into the air to strike another group down just as mercilessly.
Theres too many of them! This will take forever!
Das looked over at the soldier next to him as they said it and smirked a little.
Oh come on, I havent had so much fun in ages! Although Enigmas taking her time playing with those engine cores back there
He growled a little as a laser blast hit him hard on the shoulder, looking over at the lone sniper whod finally managed to hit him, clearly a little panicked at being spotted as the large hybrid dashed towards him and slammed him hard into the wall behind him.
I give you credit for hitting me, although it doesn
Alpha Omega - Chapters 10 - 12Alpha Omega - Chapters 10 - 128 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 10 - Revival
Seems as if hes already conscious, impressive
A faint regular beeping sound slowly filtered into his mind, its rhythmic beat vibrating through him, his body stirring a little from the sensations now reawakening within him
The chilled air which surrounded him caused him to shake involuntarily, his motions restricted somehow as he tried to move his arms around himself to protect his body from the extreme cold.
Just take it easy, youll be out of there soon enough
He paused at the words, relaxing himself a little as he slowly opened his eyes, desperately trying to see where he was, the bright neon lights around him making it all the more difficult to do so.
Slowly he tried to say something, but paused once more as he realised his muzzle was covered with an oxygen mask, taking a few deep breaths as his muddled mind finally worked out what was happening.
He was in some sort of
Alpha Omega - Chapters 25-27Alpha Omega - Chapters 25-277 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 25 Betas Fury
Heh Tempest you seem to have a lot of luck on your side to catch me off guard like that so easily
Tempest growled as he pushed the blade deeper, watching as Chaos winced a little from the pain, unable to move now without doing himself more harm than good.
Or maybe Im just better than you Chaos ever consider that?
Tempest smirked as he pushed the blade into Chaos further, watching with delight as the large feline howled from the pain of the blade finally pushing all the way through his body, slowly pulling it back out again as he watched Chaos slump before him from the pain.
Mmm that felt good Tempest muttered quietly to himself as he looked down at his sword, now stained a dark red colour, blood dripping slowly from the tip as he raised it up a little over Chaos.
C curse you Tempest
The wolf looked down a
Alpha Omega - Chapters 7 to 9Alpha Omega - Chapters 7 to 98 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 7 Aftershocks
There was an eerie silence after the explosions finally died down, the scout ship destroyed completely, a few enemy soldiers crawling away from the remains desperately trying to get to safety.
Looks like a few escaped somehow... Striker noted as he checked over the remains of the previously intimidating ship, quietly amazed at the effectiveness of the explosives they had taken with them.
Eclipse and Enigma were still a little dazed by the shockwaves sent out by the explosions, picking themselves up as they looked over the scene of carnage before them, brushing themselves down as they watched Striker charge down towards the enemy.
Well hes certainly eager, theres only a few who got out so this should be easy enough to wrap up Enigma noted as she walked over to Eclipse slowly, casually patting down her fur as she did so.
W whats wrong Eclipse? she whispe
Alpha Omega - Chapters 1 to 3Alpha Omega - Chapters 1 to 38 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Tempest continued to walk through the field, barefoot the icy cold snow beneath his paws seemed to be of no consequence to him, nor for that matter the wind and its icy chill that continued to blow through his fur chilling the bare skin below...
The darkness of night surrounded him, save for the light of the moon which made the falling snow sparkle a little. He felt numb, both physically and mentally now as he looked up above at the snow falling gently down all around him, gazing at if transfixed by each speck of snow, noting the detail and intricacy of each one.
The memories he had of earlier years where he had played in the snow with his friends on many a snow day as a youthful pup seemed so far away now, torn apart by those fateful events a few years back, his mind plagued as to what ifs and whys which he knew he would never find an answer to...
He no longer felt the cold, his thoughts blocked out everything el
Alpha Omega - Chapters 31-33Alpha Omega - Chapters 31-337 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 31 Between heaven and earth
Armageddon roared with delight as Tempest approached, raising his sword in anticipation of whatever attack Tempest would try to unleash on him.
My you are eager just like your father I guess
Tempest roared as he swung wildly at the large Mech, Armageddon deciding back off a little for now, the powerful rockets on his Mech kicking in as he dodged the attacks with ease.
Hmm its a pity really had I known youd survived I could have raised you up to be one of my commanders no big loss though Im sure I can just enjoy cutting you down before I destroy your pitiful planet
Tempest paused for a moment, working out his options as the large Mech loomed before him.
Destroy it? Then why did you send troops down to Earth?
Armageddon growled a little, refusing to reply as he activated a panel to the side of him,
Alpha Omega - Chapters 4 to 6Alpha Omega - Chapters 4 to 68 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 4 Destination: Sahara Zone
The team made their way to the main hangar, a hive of activity as the troops prepared themselves for the imminent conflict that awaited them, a few of the younger officers again showing a little nervousness as they went about their business.
They continued to check the planes over thoroughly, running various diagnostics on them, while others loaded them up with fuel or ammo carefully so that they were ready to go at any moment.
Tempest made his way to a small transporter which appeared compact yet streamlined in design; obviously one of the newer stealth craft which had been made for such situations where a little indiscretion was required. It certainly wasnt built to impress though, the black matte paintjob making it look a little worn, although he knew that appearances could often be deceiving
Tempest! Sir! Everythings ready for you to depart, sir!
He looked around to see
Alpha Omega - FinaleAlpha Omega - Finale7 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 34 – The perfect storm</i>
Armageddon found himself stunned momentarily as he saw Tempest's expression, clearly unsure as to how to proceed, growling a little with frustration.
"You're a fool Tempest! You could have joined me and become one of the most powerful warriors in the galaxy!"
Tempest looked at him and growled back as he raised his sword and rested it on his shoulder once more.
"Enough words Armageddon… I told you… you're finished…"
Before the dragon could react he watched as Tempest disappeared from his view, looking around in surprise as the wolf was nowhere to be seen.
"What the…? Where'd you go Tempest?"
He paused as he noticed a bright glow reflecting on his Mech, turning around to see Tempest right behind him, sword raised as if to strike.
"Did you miss me Armageddon?"
The dragon found himself unable to react in time as Tempest swung firmly at the large Mech with his sword, a large gash forming across the chest p
Alpha Omega - Chapters 13-15Alpha Omega - Chapters 13-158 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 13 Defiance
Come on Tempest, is that all youve got!? Das roared as he kicked Tempest hard on the shoulder, watching as he landed heavily nearby, the deep crisp snow which covered the ground softening the impact a little but taking none of the pain away.
Tempest gasped and picked himself up slowly, looking over at Das, his breathing heavy as he tried to refocus himself once more.
Damn hes tough; weve been fighting all day and I havent been able to register a hit yet Tempest thought to himself as Das watched him curiously, grinning still as he savoured the feeling of being in complete control of the battle so far.
Whats the matter Tempest? Out of breath already? I was just warming up
Das chuckled as he stretched a little, all the while watching the young wolf to gauge his reactions.
Tempest growled a little as he readied himself onc
Alpha Omega - Chapters 22-24Alpha Omega - Chapters 22-248 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 22 Hidden pasts
You know Tempest, for someone whos been beaten so easily before you seem a little over confident in your abilities do you always get yourself pounded to a pulp the first time you face an opponent or something?
Tempest growled a little as their previous encounter flashed through his mind, the images of Chaos spearing his chest with his blade still painfully clear.
Well Chaos, lets just say this time Im not going to go down so easily
The larger feline looked at him curiously as he lowered his sword, a wide grin forming as he moved slowly forward, stopping a small distance away from Tempest as his tail flicked wildly with anticipation.
Enough chatter I want to get this over with so I can head down to your pitiful planet and make sure that your friends are put out of the picture as well perhaps Ill start with what was her n
Alpha Omega - Chapters 16-18Alpha Omega - Chapters 16-188 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
By Mark Zeidan
Chapter 16 Strategies
Well then, wed best get down to business, hmm?
Commander Blitz sat down at the end of the large table, looking up as several officers as well as Das and Eclipse sat down around the table, watching as he unravelled a large map on the table before him.
It seems that we have two main fronts to tackle now, first the invading space fleet and the second the ground base we discovered in the Eurasia zone
They examined the map set before them carefully, everyone listening carefully as the Commander continued his brief.
Striker and Enigma are already preparing our ground forces to head over to the Eurasia zone and take down the base before they can reinforce their defences As its a similar ship to the one Tempest took down previously we should be able to use the plans Inferno gave us earlier to get in and blow the whole place up in the same way otherwise the ground t
Heaven is Other Roko INA part 5Heaven is Other Roko INA part 52 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Glancing back and seeing nobody, Shari left the residence hall. Compared to the air in the baths, the outdoor air was refreshing. For extra relief, he dunked his head into the large central fountain that laid between the four buildings. The cold shock only half-rejuvenated his mind, doing little to push out the drunkenness, but it was enough to clear away the tears.
The sun was down, and the stars hung in the sky, but the night was still far too young to see the sun's shadow, the black moon that moved always opposite. Reaffixing his glasses and the cloak, Shari sat on the fountain wall, still fuming. He was perfectly aware he was drunk, but despite this state he could not shake the final conclusion that he had come to: he absolutely had to get out of here and finish what the brigands had started a long time ago. Taking any more time waiting around would have only led to more risk at being discovered, more punishments and more injustice, while if he took off and failed, he would merely
Heaven is Other Roko INA part 6Heaven is Other Roko INA part 62 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Shari opened his eyes and saw, besides the glare of the sun as it came up over the trees, a dark shadow that turned into the face of a kangaroo.
He sat up, and the kangaroo turned away, disinterested. Shari glaned around and wondered why he was under a tree in the middle of an open field away from the main road.
He had to urinate again, and did so in the field. His head ached like a vise being pressed around it--a hangover. He emptied his entire waterskin into his mouth before feeling able to walk just a little, despite all the sores in his feet, legs and back. It was around that time as he leaned on a tree to stop the pounding in his head that he remembered what he was doing.
"You idiot!" He shouted, kicking up the dust on the road. "Storming off drunk in the heat of the summer!"
The sudden outburst spooked the kangaroo that time, who sprang away, causing two or three more hidden in the tall grass to leap up and leave with it.
Shari was less angry at himself for making the decision th
Proof of GodTo start off, I'd like you to take a moment to consider why it is you don'tProof of God3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
believe our God exists.
You cannot stay in a state of lacking belief in God. After all, my dog doesn't believe in God, either, but she's not an atheist. To state that you simply don't believe is not sufficient. There must be a reason. On a similar note, I don't believe "blind faith" is sufficient either. I don't just "believe" in God, I have reasons for my beliefs. Either you have accepted the idea of God, or you have rejected it.
So what is the cause for your rejection? What is the basis that you found this view on? When put under speculation, is it adequate? Is it flawed? Is it subjective? This first section of my "essay" deals with reasons you might have for rejecting that our God exists, and refuting them.
I believe there is no God because . . .
1. There's no proof.
That statement is subjective. I'm probably going to use this word a lot, so here's a quick definition: subjective means biased or one-s
Heaven is Other Roko INA part 4Heaven is Other Roko INA part 42 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I've written . . . most of a book," Shari said, his words slurring. He wasn't very drunk, but still more inebriated than he'd ever been before. "Based on my research into the Principle War. I wanted to do the same as this ancient book I read, that diagrammed the motion of the armies over the continent--oh, but I'm not terribly good at keeping my lines . . ."
Shari lifted his head, half-seeing the room around him for the first time. He pulled together the pieces--the towel racks, the wood benches, the warm humidity, the soapy odor, and several dozen other roko walking out of the dressing rooms wearing no clothing. When had they gone down to the baths?
"I'm, I'm sorry, how long have I been talking?" Shari said.
"About the time you finished your soup, you haven't shut up," Zure said.
Shari grinned at her stupidly.
The walls in the dressing room were lined floor to ceiling with cubby holes. Doorways led out in four directions: hot water (further down the hall from where they came i
ANL- Roja part sevenANL- Roja part seven1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
The next few days were a blur to Sam. There was just so much wrong with the ship that he was busy from the time he came on duty until the time he went off duty; usually way late. He didn't actually get to see Roja during this time, but they chatted throughout the day; sending messages and the occasional vid-chat. And Sam couldn't stop thinking about her either. His thoughts kept drifting back to their encounter on the command center; her beautiful face inches from his own, her breath setting his hairs on end, her scent in his nose… The thoughts of her excited him, but he was confused as well. Was this really the direction he wanted to take?
He came off shift, late as usual, but it was looking up. They think they'd corrected the last of the mistakes made by the maintenance team so things should settle down from here on. He thought about heading straight to his bunk, but he'd missed his workout two days in a row so he
DL's Gift - 'Killer' Growth"Well, he put up a good fight," said the man, turning to his partner.DL's Gift - 'Killer' Growth4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
His partner also turned around. "Yes, he did... but now, it's over for him."
One of the men flipped a switch, and they both looked through the two way mirror. In the room, Tsuna was leaning against the wall, as they had knocked him unconscious. The two men had drugged him and had also taken away all of his possessions, hoping that there would be no interruptions. The great-great-great-great grandson of the first Vangola boss would soon be dead.
"Finally, this little brat will be out of our hair."
The small room Tsuna was in slowly began to fill with a red, transparent gas. It was only visible for a few seconds though, and as it disappeared, the men began to leave. The gas had been made to kill anyone who had inhaled it. A virus in the gas attacked the person's brain, and killed them in a matter of seconds. The men smiled at eachother as they opened the door, and left the room.
"Oh," one of the men said, braking the s
The Commander's Choice, part oneThe Commander's Choice, part one1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sam's face felt like it was on fire, he hadn't even been matching Mark drink for drink and he was steadily losing ground anyway. He swayed slightly as he swung his head around, something he had just said caught his attention. Sam had to concentrate for a moment to even remember what he wanted to ask.
"Hey, weren't you already a lieutenant in the service by then? What were you doing in such a low-level class anyway?"
Mark hardly looked fussed despite being a full glass ahead of him. He flashed him a grin, "Oh, that's easy. I did such a good job of cheating and conning my way through college in the first place that I couldn't pass my test for Lt. Commander." He leaned back and took another drink before continuing, "They won't let you stay a lieutenant forever so I either had to pass that test or I had to leave. I went back to school on the SC's dime. They footed the bill and granted me leave so I co
ANL- Roja, part sixANL- Roja, part six1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Blue Jay shuddered violently as the docking collar's magnetic clamps locked against the ship. Several shapes started to groggily move around the compartment. One of the biggest men that Sam had ever seen suddenly undid his harness and nearly flung himself out of his seat. Hanging onto the seatback with one hand he stretched his legs out to their full length; his joints popping several times as he did so.
"Christ, I can't take it anymore. They make these seats so damn small for anyway."
"They don't make them for walrus's Sarge" one soldier offered.
He didn't even look in the direction of the offending remark, "What's that LeBlanc? You're handling the latrine detail for the next two weeks? Everyone give him a round of applause for volunteering."
The interior burst into a round of laugher and jeers. Another man got out of his seat and tried to restore some semblance of order, "Alr
Shiori - Day 3Shiori - Day 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The very moment I decided to bring Ryuu-kun over to my house, I knew the next day was going to be strange. I had left Akemi-chan's house in the middle of the night, without leaving any message as to where I was going. I was sure she was a bit freaked out when she woke up that morning to find that I was gone. Probably the first place she'd come looking was my house. It was obvious. Knowing Akemi-chan, she'd probably jump to conclusions. After all, she didn't really know much about my personality. She knew about my past, but not how I really acted in certain social situations. She'd probably think I felt weirded out or something, staying at someone else's house.
So, when the piercing cry of my alarm clock grabbed reality and shoved it into my face the next morning, I wondered how the day was going to go. Akemi-chan didn't live really that far away from me. She was probably waking
The Commander's Choice, part five (b)The Commander's Choice, part five (b)10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
She heard the club before she actually saw it. The deep base rung in her ears as they pulled into the driveway leading to the parking lot. She drew her ears back in irritation, “What is that noise?”
Mark looked at her with a wide grin, “Huh? Oh, the music. Yeah, pumps you up a bit, right?”
She looked uncertain, “I already can’t hear myself think. People like this sort of thing?”
He pulled the car into a parking space and looked at her, “Well, yeah. Some do anyway. Did you still want to go?”
She pulled her attention away from the brightly lit and crowded building, “No, I mean yes, I mean…” She laughed at herself a bit, palming her face and giggling at her own awkwardness lightening her mood again. She took a deep breath and smiled at him, “I’ll give it a try anyway.”
Heaven is Other Roko INA part 8Heaven is Other Roko INA part 82 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"He's here, he's here!" A shadow passed along the ground as the avia flew overhead, calling.
As Shari's legs burned in pain, he ran. As his wounds seared, he ran. After he expended every last ounce of energy, he ran, and he ran, and he ran.
"He's here, he's here," the voice echoed between the massive structures, giving the reverb of the high-pitched squawking a sharp metallic ring.
Shari ran until there was nothing left but a cold sensation that demanded he move, but it was impossible for his body to respond. He looked, seeing blurry shadows of the collapsed walls around the ruins. He collapsed, wedged between a pile of rubble and the wall. He tried to pull his cloak over himself, but even with the will, neither of his arms moved any longer, nor his legs, nor his head, nor even his eyes.
I am going to die here.
Time passed. Shari was aware of its continual creep, but without grounding only knew that it passed, not how much nor how little. The continual timelessness
Ten Thousand Miles Up--pt. 2Ten Thousand Miles Up--pt. 22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Captain," the ringel addressed from the viewscreen. The words lagged behind the image as the translator, unhooked from the central computer, struggled to interpret his language without help of the predictor module. The computer did a fine job of matching his voice, however, with its gruff, insulting tone. The ringel had kicked his boots onto the desk in front of him, and he held in each arm a ringel female.
Ringel were unlike the geroo; gray and white fur covered their slim bodies. They had round black noses instead of broad flat ones, and dark patches of fur most notable around their eyes. Were he not wearing boots, the ringel would be displaying his five-toed feet. Their tails compensated for their verminesque slenderness by growing thick bushy fur with dark rings--hence their moniker.
Given the sharp and accented manner in which he was dressed, in a fur-lined sleeveless vest and gloves, Ateri assumed it was for either confidence or intimidation. But this source of dread came from h