Halo Reach: Death of JorgeHalo ReachHalo Reach: Death of Jorge4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Death of Jorge
I stood motionless.
The barrel of my MA37 smoked, leaving tendrils of fading wisps in the air.
And I stood, barely making a sound.
Ever since the last of the Covenant forces in the hangar bay of the Covenant Corvette, The Ardent Prayer, everything's gone too quiet.
I barely made any sound, barely made any movement...
Nor I barely breathed...
I both watched my motion-tracker and the shadows of each and every corner that filled this hangar bay.
And I could feel the sweat crawling down my brow, and each and every part of my body has gone intense.
Because there is this one thing that always clicked in my mind:
I have a bad feeling about this.
But to my relief and surprise, I can hear my COM emitting some static before Jorge's voice ringed out, "Six, meet me back at the Pelican."
It was my only response.
I made one last sweep across the area and checking the motion-tracker before I can confirm myself that its all clear.
With that out of the way, I made my w
How to be an evil overlordBeing an Evil Overlord seems to be a good career choice. It pays well,How to be an evil overlord10 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
there are all sorts of perks and you can set your own hours. However every Evil Overlord I've read about in books or seen in movies invariably gets overthrown and destroyed in the end. I've noticed that no matter whether they are barbarian lords, deranged wizards, mad scientists or alien invaders, they always seem to make the same basic mistakes every single time. Therefore, if I ever happen to become an Evil Overlord:
1. My Legions of Terror will have helmets with clear plexiglass visors, not face-concealing ones.
2. My ventilation ducts will be too small to crawl through.
3. My noble half-brother whose throne I usurped will be killed, not kept anonymously imprisoned in a forgotten cell of my dungeon.
4. Shooting is not too good for my enemies.
5. The artifact which is the source of my power will not be kept on the Mountain of Despair beyond the River of Fire guarded by the Dragons of Eternity. It will be in my saf
Quintalla Cora Calica Pt. 1Quintalla Cora Calica Pt. 15 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Quintalla Cora Calica
Nickname(s): The Scorpion Queen; The Witch of the Water; The Tear of Hueco Mundo; The Broken Beauty; The Haunted
Sexual Preference: Heterosexual
Former Classification: Vasto Lorde
Alliance: Primera Espada
Aspect of Death: Regret
Privilege: Mar Plateado (Silver Ocean)
Appearance: Quintalla Cora Calica, the only Arrancar powerful enough to hold the title of Primera Espada, has lived a tragic existence, trapped within an endless shroud of bleak turmoil and drowning sadness. The inescapable and suffocating atmosphere of her fate has forged her into the being she is today. She is an entity that embodies the very principle of regret, and the story of her life is riddled with countless tear-stained chapte
Oshiro Sora Profile SheetOshiro Sora Profile Sheet3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Oshiro Sora
Age: 200 (Age of Appearance: Mid-Twenties).
Appearance: Oshiro Sora is a man who is known to have a vivid and dark appearance. As he has his face to be near to complete hidden behind the mask and hood, his facial appearance is not known to many. The only feature that is recognized to be his, are his tattoos and his attire. With two tattoos that are branded on his two conditioned arms, these markings are found to be sinister looking, as most others do not have any ink branded on their bodies. However, the branding of these tattoos was not obtained at the same time he had worn his hood. His appearance before he had passed through the gates of Seireitei was much more different than the current appearance. His snow white hair that reflected the moonlight during the twilight hours, complete the blood-red colours of his two eyes. As this was his appearance before, this was, however, recognized to be unnatu
The acquaintanceThe acquaintance4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"My people have a say: find the enemy of your enemy - and you`ll meet a friend!" - Urdnot Wrex, ME1
What can one feel awakening in the unknown room not remebering anything, with terrible headache and wearing little more than loincloth...? Party was good? I doubt that and one particular krogan would agree completely
With heavy sigh containing pain, anger, irritation and simply bad mood all in equal part Wrex opened his eyes. Fist two feelings he was lying on the cold metallic floor face down, and his arms were tied with some cuffs Other feelings, like pain in all body parts that he could feel, of being in such uncomfortable position for too long and dizzy came few minutes later. As his conciseness slowly returned to the state he counted as normal and the world before his red eyes as much slowly shaped from the blurry shades into more or less suitable form the Warlord understood his position and it sucked!
He was lying on the floor of some sort of cell about 10X
Casual Encounters -CHAP.10-DRRRCasual Encounters -CHAP.10-DRRR4 years ago in Romance More Like This
For the next week Ritchie's mood seemed to be at an all-time high. Sei wasn't mad at her, she now had a coat (albeit on loan) to battle the cold in and, best of all, she felt free for the first time in months. Not having to answer to Izaya was doing wonders for her mood.
Or so she thought.
She kept expecting Izaya to text or call her Or even show up on her doorstep. The freedom had just seemed too good to be true But he hadn't. And after the first week she'd started to realise that she'd been waiting for him to get in touch constantly checking her phone and always making sure to survey the area outside her work.
She'd genuinely believed that some freedom from Izaya was what she'd really wanted. But after a week of not seeing or hearing from him she'd discovered just how much she craved his company. That realisation irritated her beyond belief.
And what was even worse was
ME2: FidelityME2: Fidelity4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairings: FemShep / Garrus
Disclaimer: Everything belongs to Bioware, I'm merely attempting to expand upon it.
This takes place a few days, possibly a week, after Arrival DLC. -Spoiler Alert for DLC-
The warm water showered her face as she ran her hands through her damp hair. Her arms crossed over her chest, her hands tightly clenching her bare shoulders. Taking a few steps forward, she wedged her body into the corner against the cold metal walls. The messaging, methodical flow of the water down her lightly pale back felt quite soothing. She took a few deep breaths to steady herself, and she slowly closed her eyes, letting the sound of the falling water fill her ears. The knot in her stomach was beginning to fade away, and her throat didn't feel as dry as it had when first arriving back at the Normandy.
Shepard suddenly n
The face of our enemy...The face of our enemy...4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Normandy, a day after defeating Collectors.
Brina raised her eyes and looked on the turian entering her room: he was dressed in simple clothes and held some paper bag. Garrus seemed a bit tense, even cross and if she didn`t know better she could have think he was angry. Sheppard put the data pad she was reading on the table next to the prothean artifact and smiled, showing that seeing him was always a pleasure. But unfortunately this didn`t help, Varakian was as grim as a gravestone!
"Garrus? What is it, my friend?" Brina seriously started to worry, she gestured him to come and take a seat, but as he moved closer to her she saw the tension in his muscles he was all on pins and needles.
"I I can`t!" He squeezed that pity phrase collapsing on the soft pillows oh her couch, the "aftershock" even tossed Brina a bit, she had to grab the handrail to recover her balance.
"What is that all about, Vakarian?!" she looked at Garrus who sat with his head liter
I Know, You Know -CHAP.9--DN-I Know, You Know -CHAP.9--DN-4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You'd have thought that finding our prime suspect dead would have put us at another dead end. Slowed us down. Totally de-motivated us. But in fact it was the exact opposite. I couldn't remember us ever being so active.
L's paranoia had obviously gotten the best of him and our new headquarters was now at the hotel he'd been staying at while he was in Kyoto. Since he'd now been present at two crime scenes he'd begun to worry about the possibility of people recognising him in public.
Apparently my office was now in a 'too urban' area and he couldn't risk raising any suspicions. Of course I'd just rolled my eyes at every word. My office hadn't moved anywhere. It wasn't my fault he'd suddenly become so uptight.
So our meetings now took place at this high-class hotel that was right on the other side of town. It was a pain in the ass. Since it was so far to keep trekking back and forth Gibson, Kenichi and Chad all took up
Bleach OC: Shinchiro IsamuBleach OC: Shinchiro Isamu5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Shinchiro Isamu
Age: 1388 (Appears to be in his late twenties)
Alliance: 10th Division Captain
Appearance: Captain Shinchiro is a gaunt, skinny man who stands at nearly six feet, six inches tall. Unlike most Shinigami who attain the rank of Captain, Isamu is obviously off-kilter and he shows outward signs of being a megalomaniac. His brown eyes are deep-set and abnormally wide and open - he rarely blinks. Meanwhile, he always seems to be grinning. This grin isn't exactly a smile, but more of an annoying smirk that tells everyone around him that he's severely superior to them. Isamu's nose comes to a point that boasts two bar piercings and a septum ring. His thin lips are complete with snake-bites while his ears are gauged large enough to fit a coin through, giving a window into his love of intimidation. Isamu's black hair is pulled back into a tail that dangles all the way to his knees - held together by black
In control of your fearIn control of your fear4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Rebirth of Evangelion
In control of your fear
After the terrible battle with Zeruel Evangelion Unit-X had return only to reveal its most demonic form and began the task of destroying us
Unit-X rise up expanding its A.T. field roaring as it prepare to annihilate all of mankind or unite it
"It's all over"-Ritsuko said as she wathched the beast rise in the air
As Unit-X began to acknowledge every one that came in contact with her AT field she began to see with in their memories and feelings
"Thank you, are a love"-said by Maya Ibuki, You are the closet things I have to real father" ,-Said by Shinji"I Love you"-Said by Rei... then she came acknowledge that Miki was still alive- "Thank you"were the words she said when he primised to avengethe death of her parents
Her madden roar stop Unit-X stood sileent and changes her task... Miki woke up as she could feel her wounds being healed as a warm energy surrounded her she knew that everything w
If you have patience...If you have patience...5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Favorite weapon: X-15e Vindicator, Assault Rifle
Back Ground: Earth-born, sole survival
As always Samara flawlessly guessed her Commander was entering the observation chamber.
Jaina smiled and wagged her head.
"Someday you should teach me how to do that!"
Samara turned to her with a smile, she as usual was sitting on the floor with her legs crossed and meditating. She ceased her Biotic aura and motioned Commander to come closer.
"I do not use my abilities for such minor things, Shepard."
As Jaina approached her and took a seat near the Justicar, Samara continued.
"I simply recognize you by steps."
"Really?" Jaina sat near her and hugged her knees to her breast; it was the most comfortable position on this cold and hard floor.
"Your gait can not be confused: it is so assured, so determined...it feels for certain that you own this place. Of all people aboard only you show such confidence. "The Justicar looked at her and smi
Star Trek - Heritage classStar Trek - Heritage class8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Starfleets way into the 25th century
Following the return of the Starship Voyager NCC-74656 from the Delta Quandrant, Starfleet found itself facing a completely new era of technology. With the knowledge gathered by the crew of the Voyager, from Borg to Alternate future technology, the Starfleet Technical Corps adopted the motto: The Tomorrow Is Now, and with this idea on their banner, development of new Starfleet vessels began.
Under the patronage of Admiral Kathryn Janeway (soon to be Fleet Admiral of Starfleet), the focus shifted from enormous stellar leviathans to smaller, faster and more effective light cruisers. The design reforms, known colloquially as Janewayism pointed out that smaller starships (for example the famous Voyager of the Intrepid class) prove to be more effective in both exploratory and combat misions than the older, larger star giants like the Galaxy and Nebula classes. With Starfleets original technological advanc
Bleach OC: SwarrmBleach OC: Swarrm5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Age: Unknown (Apparent age is vague)
Alliance: Cuarto Espada
Appearance: Swarrm is a bit of an enigma, even amongst the generally eccentric and fearsome population of Hueco Mundo. In the various records of its presence, some of which date back nearly a millennium ago, it always appears as a sort of Hollow-equivalent of the Boogie-Man. No two accounts agree on what the mysterious Espada actually looks like. Some say that Swarrm is a gorgeous, fluid woman with raven hair and crystal skin and deep brown eyes that could swallow a man whole. Others swear that it's a strapping young man who's neither too muscular or too frail. Still more speak of a small child with one blue eye and another made of glass. The evidence points to multiple conclusions regarding the actual nature of Swarrm. It's possible that it possesses an innate shape-shifting ability; a technique that isn't all that unique amongst the vast p
Kuromaru Kenshi, OC SheetKuromaru Kenshi, OC Sheet3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Kuromaru Kenshi
Age: Unknown (Appears in his early twenties)
Affiliation: Himself and his group.
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 175 lbs.
**All theme links in description**
Theme: What I'm Made Of, Crush 40
Battle Theme: Invincible, Adelita's Way
Kuromaru vs. Grimmjow: Ignition, TobyMac
Kuromaru vs. Caius Aegis: You're Going Down, Sick Puppies
Kuromaru vs. April Rose: Whistle, Flo Rida
Kuromaru vs. Aizen: Not Ready to Die, Demon Hunter
KuromaruXApril Rose: Relient K - Be my Escape/The Best Thing (Both fitting for different reasons)
Appearance: Kuromaru appears as a young man, he is rarely seen without his hoody and has recently taken to keeping his swords in their Shikai state in specially made sheaths. He has a generally fit build from his days as a former Lieutenant though not overly muscled.
Personality: Tending to kee
The Fifth Horseman“I'm not saying they're not killing each other,” I explain. “I can see from the figures in front of me that they're killing each other. What I'm saying is that unless you can broaden your demographic, we're never going to meet our targets for this quarter. This is supposed to be a world war, Belgium and the Netherlands isn't going to cut it.”The Fifth Horseman1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
War squawks at me down the phone. It's hard to hear him over all the screaming in the background, but frankly I'm not interested in his excuses, I need to see results.
“What do I expect you to do? Do your job! Think outside the box! Look, Famine is in Europe right now, why don't you ask him for some help? I see the potential for synergy there. No, I'm aware you don't do 'asking for help'. I'm also aware of your performance over the past century, and I'm noticing some startling correlation between- hello? Hello?”
I slam the handset back into its cradle, which is a lot harder than it sounds when done from the back
Songs of War: Earth -02-Songs of War: Earth -02-4 years ago in Drama More Like This
The Ballad of the Mountain Tribe
(Alternate Titles: Song of the Hundred Shān-mín; Ode for the Battle of Yān Lǒu)
[Author: Lao Bai]
[Origin: Earth Kingdom, circa Avatar Aang (disappearance of)]
At turn of dawn, 'pon Xū Mí Road,
dust-ground under iron wheels,
to Kǒu Pass their iron ranks thunder.
Lesser men showed their heels,
yet bravely stand, Shān-mín's men.
The mountain may shiver,
yet stand five-score men of Shān-mín, a wall,
to turn back that iron river.
From the western shore swept the horde.
Seized in ravening Fire,
Léifēng-shan and proud Te-ming fell.
The skull-faced host ne'er paused:
Jìngtǔ-shen razed and Huā-dū burned.
West and south, the sky bled red,
and stained the shoulders of ice-bound Yān Lǒu
as northward to Wò Ráo they turned.
Who would answer Wò Ráo's plea?
Behind jade walls sleeps our king,
Bait and GameBait and Game5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The young priestess sighed whistfully at the iron kettle on the fire as she absently twirled a lock of her raven hair around her finger. She tried her best to look tranquil and innocent as the two horses shifted uneasily beside her; but inside her mind was anything but still. She was cursing the Ranger who had happened to find the expensive animals and who had also decided to simply walk off in the darkening twilight to leave D'anna sitting alone with them in their excessively well-lit camp. It was a situation she had seen many times already in the few short months the two had been travelling together so she understood it well enough even though not a single word had been said.
She had been demoted to 'bait' once again.
With a worn rag she removed the boiling water from the flames and set the kettle down gingerly beside her to give it a moment to cool. She highly doubted she actually had enough time to drink tea, but then, the motions of preparing it as she had a thousand times before
KAITOxMEIKO: Part 3KAITOxMEIKO: Part 34 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"N-No," mumbled Meiko, pushing Kaito away. It was eight in the morning, so early. Kaito was holding her.
The door opened roughly. "KAITO?!" cried a familiar voice.
"Uh-oh," said Kaito. He pulled Meiko away softly and got up, looking round on the bed for his shirt. "I-It's not what it looks like.." he said, blushing frantically.
Megurine Luka and Kamui Gakupo was speechless. They're staring at Kaito, then to Meiko. Meiko smiled. It wasn't a real smile, more of an uneasy grin. Gakupo went in first, and whispered to Luka to go to Meiko. Luka nodded gravely.
"Kaito," Gakupo said, taking out his eggplant. He immediately hit Kaito with the eggplant. "BAKA!!!"
Kaito whined. "Gakupo-nii!" he said in a trembling voice. He took hold of Gakupo's arm. "G-Gakupo, d-don't. My g-girlfriend."
"YOUR WHAT?" said Gakupo in a loud voice. He glanced at Meiko. "Yeah, she is pretty. But not as pretty as Luka."
Luka heard. She blushed frantically. "G-Gakupo-kun!" she said, more as if a hushed whisper.
Deliverance-Chapter 6Deliverance-Chapter 63 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Commander Shepard glanced back to the now shut door behind her, not without some apprehension, though she made sure it wasn't visible. The man who had negotiated with her stood by her side, giving her an encouraging, if shifty smile, his comrades moving away to remove their helmets and their weapons as well.
Shepard noticed the neat weapon racks lining the small antechamber that stood just past the entrance to the mining complex; the men seemed to arrange their gear with practiced ease, she thought, which was probably the case. Her escort joined them briefly, setting his own helmet and rifle in one of the spaces before returning to her.
He was older than she had thought, a stately-looking man with a bit of gray in his temples. His expression was grim, though not unfriendly and he had not stopped watching her for a single moment, through knowing, steel-gray eyes that seemed to peer into her soul.
He reminded her a bit of Admiral Anderson, she thought vaguely; the same portly demeanour,
Bleach OC: Fumiki KenmotsuBleach OC: Fumiki Kenmotsu4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Fumiki Kenmotsu
Age: 1851 ( Appears to be in her late twenties )
Alliance: 11th Division Captain ( Kenpachi )
Appearance: Fumiki appears to be a rather strong woman just by first glance, stand very proudly at five foot seven. You can also tell by first glance how much time she spends on her appearance as well. The amount of attention she spends to her hair is rather ridiculous at the most, you can tell this by its everlasting shine even in a dark area. The shine is rather ridiculous in the sun at the most, it can even blind some shinigami from time to time. She wears her hair down with her bang completely covering her left eye, this doesn't seem to affect her vision in combat at all. The bang that covers her left eye is dyed a jet black while the rest of her hair retains its natural blond color. She wears a rather light black eyeliner that really brings out her green eyes. You can also tell she wears ra
Bleach OC: Hayabusa KasaiBleach OC: Hayabusa Kasai4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Name: Hayabusa Kasai
Nicknames: Sky Eyes, The Fedora, Gunslinger, White Blazer, The Noudoka
Age: 532 (Appearance Age: Late Twenties)
Sexual Preference: Heterosexual
Species: Caucasian Ethnicity Shinigami
Alliance: Gotei Twelfth Division Captain (President of the Research and Development Bureau/ Former Fourth Seat of the Fourth Division)
Theme: The Gunslinger - Avenged Sevenfold
Appearance: A man of short stature yet big aspirations, the twelfth division Captain Hayabusa Kasai may seem like a rather unimpressive and unintimidating man of size and height for it is far below the average height of a man. Despute his vertically challenged situation, Hayabusa carries some of the most striking features of any of the Captains when it comes to his appearance. Standing at a below sub-par height of only Five feet two inches, he is commonly teased upon for being the shortest person of the Captains. This comes from a long line
Bleach OC: Forrsythe HilschefftName: Forrsythe Hilschefft (Japanese Pronunciation: Forsaishu Hirushefutu)Bleach OC: Forrsythe Hilschefft4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Age: 1517 (Appearance Age: Early Sixties)
Race: Adjuchas Class Arrancar
Position: Novena Espada
Appearance: Forrsythe's most recognizable title and feature is that he is the oldest and most experienced Espada. Though Arrancars don't age, his aspect of death causes a certain mutation in his body where he ages much like a Shinigami does. It might take a century to age ten years in appearance but he still ages. At one time, Forrsythe was the Cuatra Espada and a handsome, serious young man. But over the centuries, his body had started to age and his powers being outmatched by younger, fresher and stronger Espada till he dropped to the lowest spot of the Espada. His persona hasn't changed much but his appearance and relationships have much strained and changed away from where he once was. Forrsythe stands at a stern 5'8" with a leanly built body which is suprising f
Hugs and KissesHugs and Kisses9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In the remaining twilight that is left,
The earth keeps spinning me away from you.
Seems I know just what to say
Too bring the rain clouds.
Seems I know just what to do
Too feel cold.
Long gone are the days,
When my pain could be kissed away.
This is a dream poem disorientated,
Too shy too pickup a girl,
Too sad too scream.
Too slow too run away,
Too sick too work
And too stupid too interpret silent roars.
This is a dream invaded by an army of nightmares,
It's much to much.
I'm in a state of chaos I can't describe
Thousands of hugs and kisses deep,
I'm in as deep as a divorce.
Deeper still than love and deaths
I'm in as deep as a fight,
Deeper still than a mass grave.
I'm in as deep as all of these wounds put together
And deeper still are my screams.
More and more I sink deeper,
Just like before my world was abused.
Gone are the days when a kiss or a hug could repair my little world,
Never been kissed once like it since.