Just Another Mission- Chp 26-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-Just Another Mission- Chp 269 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Just Another Mission, chapter 25. Keira's POV.
His Deepest Condolences
Doors reeled in halfway, grungy air wafting in the sounds of choking zoomers and idle chatter. The pale, waning blue of the sky just visible around the lumbering racing coliseum.
Just another day at the garage. I knew someone was scheduled for an appointment, but my eyes had glanced off the name.
I know it's bad for business, but I've been ignoring a lot of things like that lately- taking them at the moments value, because I've been feeling so tired. Drained before I even get to work, caught up with all the horrible things that've been going on. They stick with me a little too much. Dax getting… getting so hurt and all, it's really torn us up.
Tess was hysterical for a week. Nothing could calm her down, and she wanted to be with me every second. But…Jak isn't even staying with me most nights, and even when he does, he's always silent. Slipping in and out of every room like a ghost
All About the Arse-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-All About the Arse9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
All About the Ass
Far underground, a light flickered off.
The marauding figure, who had switched it on but a second before, noted the dense popping sound with an annoyed expression, and continued walking in darkness. He stopped a moment later, however- ears perking at a heavy thudding, as though the sudden darkness was some cue. A single oval of bright, steady light screeched around the corner, suspended by what he knew innately was several hundred pounds of pure muscle and metal.
The man readied his gun, slinging it into his arms as the Metalhead barreled toward him through the water. The buttery yellow glow of its gem glazed the scratched pipes in a dull halo, and the thing gave a gravelly snarl, lunging at him.
He countered, sloughing it to the side with a practiced heave of his gun. It hit the pipes with a deep, gong-like rattle. It whipped mindlessly and tried once more, the prey's eyes following its sounds through the darkness and all-too ready whe
Haunted: An Erol IntrospectiveHaunted: An Erol Introspective11 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
This face. This face.
Thinking back on it, I cannot help but to laugh at my own pride and my foolish decisions that led me to where I am now.
That face in the mirror. My face? I am not so sure it is my face anymore. The right half, destroyed in the explosion, replaced by some strange mixture of stone and scale. My body changed, mutated, twisted into something unnatural, not entirely human. I can feel the raw, unnatural power coursing through my veins, and in truth, it terrifies me. I am terrified by the power I now show; I am held captive by my own self!
Is that not a foolish and childish notion? Fear of one's own self. I find myself questioning things that, three years ago, I never would have questioned. What drove me to my actions that fateful day? Why did I let my anger get the better of me, sending me hurtling at breakneck speeds towards Jak when I knew there behind him was a substance far more deadly than any lethal poison?
Why did I do that when I knew he would leap ou
Just Another Mission 24.9-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-Just Another Mission 24.910 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Waiting- Jak's POV
For the first week, that's all I could think. Thank god he's alive.
His every breath was relief. My comfort. But I'm still waiting. Waiting in a different way.
I know I wasn't… lying, back there. If he had died, I don't know what I would have done. The thought, because it was so real, the pure possibility of him not being there… it's like wavering on an edge.
The drop is so far on one end that, even though you know you're safe on the other side, it still scares you shitless because you can still look down, so far down to a deep gaping something you don't want to name, and it was so close. So much closer than it ever should have been. Too close to say it won't come back.
If Dax had died, I would have followed him. I know that. But now that he's here, and alive and safe and alright, I don't know what to think.
No- I know what to think. I just don't know what to do.
I… I hate him hating me.
That nightmare in the
a city's kiss"you look rough."a city's kiss5 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"like sandpaper, baby."
"i'm the pg-version of the rock-bottom girl. got my big-ass cup full of...tea. sitting on the curb with my hand subtly in my pocket...texting. texting my mother. i'm asking her to pick me up. chewing gum like it's tobacco. instead of rotting my teeth, i'm preventing cavities."
"are those the clothes you wore yesterday?"
"absolutely. got lost in the city after..."
"no. are you going to make me talk about it?"
"most certainly. were you hurt?"
"funny question. ask a better one."
"was it a boy?"
"ugh. well, yeah."
"tell me about him."
"well see, i don't really talk to him but that's less out of choice and more out of necessity. and i don't really talk about him but that's more out of choice than necessity, because if that wasn't by choice, it'd be a necessity."
"but you do talk to him?"
"and i will until he tells me he doesn't want me at all."
"but you're subjecting yourself to being used."
"so it really just
The Death of LoveThe Death of Love11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's starting to look like
there are more people in the world than
there are thoughts in all I've said,
and more complexities in the universe
than people in my head.
Anything is probable.
Whoever you are-
let's dance on the air together,
Recipe For Success Chpt. 1Jack was ignoring Chase.Recipe For Success Chpt. 15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He didn't want to, and his need to pay homage to Evil's most powerful warrior was growing by the minute. But he had a plan now, desperate and clipped from a magazine though it was.
He touched the list rolled up in his pocket, assuring himself it was still there. That scrap of paper was the only thing keeping him from heading for Chase at a dead run. It was his master stroke, the key to finally winning some long-deserved recognition from his idol.
It also looked a lot like a cookie recipe.
He'd found it in one of the old magazines his mother left around. He read one on a deadly dull day when there was nothing else to do, and was surprised to find himself hooked. A teenage boy really shouldn't be that interested in a magazine targeted at middle-aged women, but since when had he been normal?
This piece had caught his eye right away, bright headline echoing his innermost thoughts: How To Catch Any Man's Attention- And Keep It. According to the article, it took an o
Tai Lung's ReturnChapter One-Mai SongTai Lung's Return6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Mai Song, a snow leopardess, was wandering through the early morning mist in the pink blossomed cherry tree garden, wondering what she was doing there.
She was wearing deep red and gold silks, the finest money could buy. She hadnt worn them in years. Self-consciously she felt the pale whitish crisscrossing scars on her face. She sighed and asked, Where are you Tai? Where did you go?
Suddenly a dark figure approached her. It was a cat, male leopard as he got closer, and then the familiar growl erupted from his throat, low and steady.
It was Tai Lung.
She couldnt breathe, but she found herself running quickly towards him, tripping into his arms. She was always so clumsy.
Tai! Youre back! she said, and he growled. Of course. I said Id be back love, didnt I?
His arms were so strong, his fur so soft, and she felt she could be in them forever. Well, it was so long. Eleven years, I coul
Tai Lung's Return-Chp 16Chapter Sixteen-Brief Reunion Gone SourTai Lung's Return-Chp 165 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Tai Lung worked his way up the steps of the Jade Palace. Hed have his revenge hed dreamed of for years! He smiled to himself. After he beat the Dragon Warrior in his own game, hed obtain the Dragon Scroll, then, hed have Mai all to himself. Hed dreamed of having her in his arms for eleven years.
He bounded up the last of the steps and rolled through the open gates, catching himself as he stopped. A deep growl started in the back of his throat and escalated to a deep, screaming roar. He stopped and waited for someone to answer from the Palace.
Instead, he heard a roar from behind him.
He whipped around to see Mai perched above the gate.
How could he have missed her there? How?
Mai jumped off and ran over on all fours. She knocked him over and they rolled on the ground. He held her in his arms, forgetting about all his other plans. Right now, Mai was with him. Everything else could wait.
He kissed the top of her head a
Tai Lung's Return-EpilogueEpilogue-One Step at a TimeTai Lung's Return-Epilogue5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Three Months Later
Tigress had gone through a tiring day of training and catching several bandits along the road. She walked back home, rubbing her scratches from that pesky dog that had tried to get away. Her anger didnt stay for longher mind wandered to Mai and Tai Lung.
How was she doing? Had Tai Lung killed her? Was he kind? How was he healing? How was Mai putting up? What was the secret ingredient in her spicy soup? How to make the bread? Did she miss her?
Cuz she sure did miss Mai.
The last letter had answered her personal questions that she couldnt pose to anyone else. But she still had more. Mai had told her Tai Lung could walk now, and his arm was completely healed, his scars werent bothering him anymore, he was much more calm, and he understood the Dragon Scroll. Itd taken her a little bit to comprehend it.
She still couldnt believe that Mai had gotten to it!
And each letter she hid, and of course, told no
The Kiss and the crimeYou bewitch me , my Lord , spinning so full of graceThe Kiss and the crime10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Smooth and stealthy the hand that stole away my ace
And softly , so often , the lemongrass in bloom
In the wandering wind whispers my spirit's gloom .
Please be gentle , my friend , my silky scavenger
Only the littlest flame will reveal my whole lair .
By the fire , my bride , will be tainted out kin
Our utmost desire bloodred on lion skin
And to the mighty roar , heifer , will you respond
If the veal hides the vice of which you have grown fond ?
I will open your heart to the kiss and the crime ;
And the flame tossed astray , I will teach you the rhyme .
Vous m'envoutez , Seigneur , virevoltant ainsi
Vive et preste la main qui me vola la vie
Et si suave , souvent , la citronelle en fleur
Dans la brise murmure les maux de mon coeur .
Soyez doux , mon ami , mime aux mots si soyeux :
A la chandelle pure j'ouvr
Recipe For Success Chpt. 8This was the worst day of Jack's life.Recipe For Success Chpt. 84 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It wasn't all bad; Chase had turned out to be a surprisingly patient teacher, and Jack had learned some valuable lessons. They were playing a kind of martial arts follow-the-leader, Chase demonstrating a move and Jack mimicking it the best he could. Then Chase would point out his mistakes, and they would practice again until he managed a tolerable try.
Unfortunately, he was completely exhausted while Chase was still going strong. He couldn't ask for a break; what if Chase became disgusted with him again for being so weak? So he was pushing himself past his limits, ignoring the sweat pouring from his body and the way his muscles screamed when he moved.
But that wasn't the worst of it. Jack had been absolutely stunned when Chase touched him for the first time, whereas Chase seemed to take it as a matter of course, casually correcting his posture or the movement of his limbs. They were innocent touches, none of them designed to tease, but they were d
Tai Lung's Return-Chp 2Chapter Two-Brief Visit HomeTai Lung's Return-Chp 26 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Mai picked some onions, leeks and a couple potatoes. She paid with some coins Master Shifu had left on the table with the list, and she bowed her head. The whole time, she could smell the merchants slight fear and disdain of her.
Not every snow leopard was a cold-blooded killer. And even the ones that made a mistake, were denied something and not able to deal with it before their tempers got out of control werent killers, just confused, young and not thinking.
She walked through the rain and decided she had time to kill while waiting for the rain to stop. She sighed and wandered through a part of town she didnt usually try to get to.
The Golden Koi district.
Her tail flicked restlessly as she walked past her parents grand house and stopped. Her father, a rich silk merchant, had the grand house built in the small upper district for richer folk. A long wooden roofed porch, a beautiful garden in front, getting a good drink from the rain
Tai Lung's Return-Chp 3Chapter Three-Closer than One ThinksTai Lung's Return-Chp 36 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Mai stood in the kitchen making dinnersoup with noodles and pieces of flatbread. Tigress poked her head through the door, and asked, Dinner is ready?
For all her aloofness and grown-up-ness, Tigress still couldnt resist the exotic spicy soup Mai could prepare. And the bread that went with it, she never could get enough of it. She nodded, and said, You might as well lick the spoon.
Tigress rolled her eyes, but was still eying the large cauldron of soup. Im only checking to make sure no ones daydreaming while the fires on, he teased, and she blushed.
Mais ears perked up and asked, What do you mean by that little cub?
Im no cub, Tigress picked up a bowl to get some soup.
When I was young, you were barely whelped, she said softly, and that was that. She could always end a discussion, an argument, with a soft voice, a gentle gestu
Tai Lung's Return-Chp 5Chapter Five-Tai Lung's EscapeTai Lung's Return-Chp 56 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Mai Song scrubbed the floors of the unused upper floors of Jade Palace. Sheesh, they make such big palaces and only seven people live here! she shook her head and dunked the rag in the bucket of water.
The snow leopardess cleaned the floors, and then heard Master Shifus tiny steps pattering speedily downstairs. She got up and went down with her bucket, going to dump it and possibly overhear any news of Tai Lung.
She put down the bucket near the door quietly and put her ear against the door, wishing she had a glass to hear them better. Nothing much was said for several minutes, only standard greetings.
Master Oogway said something that she couldnt pick up, but heard Shifus voice loud and clear.
Tai Lungs going to escape!? he yelled.
Mais heart fluttered wildly. Finally, she thought as she smiled and held her black paw over her heart, cocking her ear to hear better. Her tail moved restlessly
Tai Lung's Return-Chp 7Chapter Seven-The Chosen OneTai Lung's Return-Chp 75 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Mai sat on the porch, watching the contest take place. She picked a piece of hay out her fur. Shed went to go get the hay out and steal a little cat nap, but then Snake and Mantis came to retrieve her.
All the Furious Five had wanted her to watch, and she obliged of course. No one must know what she really thought. She liked them fine enough, but Tai Lung was who she really rooted for. Just as well, she could root for them too. Just as long as none of them get themselves killed.
Shed hate to see him slaughter the little ones.
She hated to see him slaughter anyone. Even if they deserved it.
She smiled and watched Tigress come up for her turn. She turned expert moves and she reminded her of Tai Lung. She moved with the same fluid motion of all cats, with a twinge of feminine grace and a lot of feline grace. Tai Lungs movements had been a bit more rough, but still graceful. She smiled and closed her eyes thinking of him.
When she opened her e
Tai Lung's Return-Chp 14Chapter Fourteen-The SignTai Lung's Return-Chp 145 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Mai had finished the major repairs and had started on the minor ones, like cutting new doors from the leftover pieces of wood; she had heard Po and Shifus voices coming back from their training. She smiled.
Now hes ready, but will be torn down. If Shifu and I are left, I will have to hide myself, she said to herself, and purred a bit. Being patient did pay off. But it was a little early to be congratulating herself.
Mai! Ive done it! Po thumped down the hall and poked his head into the pantry room. He paused to look at how nice the new pantry shelves looked. Wow. You work fast, he complimented her, and she shrugged. I see training went well, did it? she asked, looking up from her work.
Ive done great! Im totally ready for Tai Lung! he made fists and a fighting stance, jumping from foot to foot, much lighter than he couldve done three days earlier.
The World Is Poorer-- SPOILERSToo late.The World Is Poorer-- SPOILERS7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I had hopedprayed, eventhat the twinling was wrong, that it was some other troll the red demon killed. Often Winks kind were presumed dead too soon, the stony skin and shallow breath hiding signs of life.
But I could see from a glance that he was beyond any healing arts that I possessed or knew of. It would have been kinder to leave him where he lay, kinder still to drive my spear through his heart and end the pain, but I could not.
I knelt beside him. Part of his face had survived, the coarse hair burned to stubble, and he reached for me with the bloody stump of his good hand. I took it, letting the sticky blood run down my arm and drip off my elbow.
His neck shook as he tried to lift his head, coughing a few words his fierce trill now a gargling whisper.
Hush now, true friend. Dont try to speak, I said. Help is coming. Did I not promise you that when all this was finished we would walk free beneath the savannah s
I Miss YouI Miss YouI Miss You6 years ago in Children and Teen More Like This
AN- ' ' memories, " " talking
Deep in China, in Peace Valley, everyone was celebrating the Summertime Festival. Even the Furious Five were out taking it easy today, resting briefly in the courtyard with Master Shifu and glasses of lemonade and ice.
All except for one.
A young snow leopard stood on the tallest balcony, dressed in an old maids outfit. A long faded red shirt spilt on the sides from the waist to her knees, and faded gold piping with two tarnished pins. She had long white sleeves on, rolled up for the days heat, and black slacks with no shoes.
Her green eyes were sad beyond belief. In her black paws, she held a blue plush elephant with stiff white cotton wings. She turned it over in her paws once, twice, and then again, staring at the white diamond above its trunk. Where are you? I miss you, she said to no one in particular. The elephant didnt answer, as it was only a toy. She looked over Peace Valley, watching the dragons
Tai Lung's Return-Chp 8Chapter Eight-Dragon ScrollTai Lung's Return-Chp 85 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Mai stole around the night, tiptoeing to the main chamber in the Jade Palace. Master Oogway was asleep, Master Shifu was nowhere to be seen and the Furious Five, along with Po, were upstairs doing their own thing.
Mai looked up at the scroll in the golden dragons mouth so high above the pool. She looked and saw that the walls were great for climbing, and she had long claws. She sighed and whispered, Only for you Tai Lung. Otherwise Id be blissfully asleep.
The snow leopardess cleared her mind closed her eyes, breathing in and out slowly. When she opened her eyes, her green irises were smaller, showing the bright yellow of her eyes. Her instinct was slowly prevailing over her senses.
Mai flexed her claws and then jumped up to catch the first deep groove. She scaled the walls and instinctively jumped to the next one so that the strain of going straight up wouldnt make her lose her grip. Jumping again, she crawled a few
A Day Less OrdinaryA Day Less Ordinary11 years ago in Humor More Like This
It was a day just like any other day, insofar as it was not actually any other day than that one, but was probably closely related to most of the others. On this day quite like many other days but not actually another day, James Francis walked down the street with his friend Sally.
The day to him seemed to be like most others. The sky was blue, as it usually was, the grass as always looked green and he found that he could breathe the air and live. As he walked he was going to remark to Sally how nice this day quite like any other day actually was when, to the ordinary day's surprise, something changed.
James fell unconscious to the floor. This could have been an ordinary happening, if not a regular one. However, the circumstances of it were not ordinary. A bowl of petunias had miraculously popped into existence some 40 feet above where they landed on James's head. No one but the Petunias noticed the sudden appearance until five seconds later as they crashed into James's head, with what
A single dropA single drop9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Catch a star
Forget its beauty
Hold it till pain makes you free
For truth in blood
Behold the glory
Another drop to paint the sea
Burn those tears in coldest fire
Run the shore till darkness calls
Hidden scars by firelight
There's many ways to build a wall
Catch a star
Forget its beauty
Hold it till pain makes you free
For truth in blood
Behold the glory
Another drop to paint the sea
A fallen light, erstwhile a warden
Lie to waste another day
Tears and bleeding, caught and loving
Look to the sky, to find another way
I caught that star, a child pretending
Hiding feelings, faking mirth
And wake alone to shead a tear...
A single drop, in the ocean falls
...to slowly flood the earth.
Boy Who Loves a Boy Ch 4WARNING: If you have anything against homosexuality, don't read this. If you don't mind and like love stories, read this. Blanked out swear words used.Boy Who Loves a Boy Ch 46 years ago in Biography & Memoir More Like This
+Everything written here is true. My life story+
So the morning, Shawn drove me to my father's house to pick up my stuff from the porch. I found a letter with it. It was from Kathrine. I read it when I got back to Criss' house. Kathrine was explaining how I needed to come home and that my father would understand if I pretended I wasn't gay. She didn't get it. We both needed to get out of there for a long time now. He hadn't hit Kathrine before, but it was only a matter of time now. I worried for her. I still do. Even today, she's still there. Plus, I didn't want to pretend. I wasn't ashamed. I'm still not. I shouldn't be.
After I got back, I woke up Criss who loved to sleep in. He got up and sat next to me. I showed him the letter. He looked as upset as me.
"...Do you want to go back?" he asked.
"No, Criss. I'd rather be here with you.
Tai Lung's Return-Chp 9Chapter Nine-Half of a PlanTai Lung's Return-Chp 95 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Throughout the sleepless night and into midday, Mai was frantically racking her brains for some plans.
One for getting everyone scattered, then the best approach to tell him what was in the scroll.
Right now, though, she needed everyone gone, to break them up, to get them confused and away.
But she didnt even have a single half-decent way to go about it.
Washing the Shifus small robes in the bucket, she scrubbed it with a brush then rinsed it out in the river. She took her dirty sash and washed it, and saw several holes in a pair of Pos pants that she would have to later mend.
She knew that if she left, not only would her absence be questioned, but shed be tracked.
If she stayed, she risked having people that she did care about get seriously hurt. She wasnt sure if Tai Lung was going to be feeling merciful after being locked up for so long.
He wouldnt listen very well wrapped up in his fury. Her scars were already proof of