Deadbolts Ch. 17Deadbolts Ch. 172 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Casey laid awake that night, thinking about what Faze had said. And about Jade. The conversation in the hallway had sent him into spiral of emotions and he didn't know what to think.
Jade had never mentioned Faze, but he couldn't believe they'd ever been a couple. But there did seem to be a lot she was hiding. He felt guilty when he realized he was curious about what it could be. How did Faze know what she looked like underneath her hair? Had she shown him?
The thought caused jealousy to start boiling up inside him. Why would she tell Faze and not him? Maybe he was just overreacting. There could be a multitude of reasons to explain it. He couldn't jump to conclusionsat least not until he got some answers. Now he was really going to have to fight the urge to ask her about it. She would probably get mad if he did. But what could possibly be so wrong with her that she would want to hide it? He knew it was Jade's business and it wasn't his place to go poking around
10 Ways Challenge: Far Away10 Ways Challenge: Far Away4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"And that is how the Diminum works, folks," the speaker eagerly spoke.
Rylie nodded at the half-bald lecturer and took down notes on her flat screen. The speaker said a few more words about the new medical tool before ending his speech. An applause followed suit, but Rylie concentrated on getting as much as what she understood into her notes. She was on a two-day seminar for new technologies in health and medicine, and the schedule was packed. Since her arrival late last night, she had attended countless seminars all day long. It was 9p.m., and the last lecture had just ended. Despite of that, Rylie was still putting as much input as she can into her device. She ignored the audience's chatter growing louder as they hassled down the auditorium.
"What could you possibly be writing about now?" Someone said above her shoulder. Rylie turned around to see a stout figure with short brown curls bending over her.
"Jace!" Rylie cried out with a big smile. She excitedly stood up to give hi
Deadbolts Ch. 11Deadbolts Ch. 113 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The test was forgotten. As soon as she got Casey back to his room, Jade went straight to the confinement wing like Revis told her, even though she was supposed to go back to the training facility. Suddenly the examination didn't seem nearly as important.
"Revis?" she called as she jogged down the hall toward the cells. "Revis!"
"Over here," he answered, stepping out from a doorway.
A loud crashing noise came from inside the room, like a chair had been thrown.
Jade walked up to him. "Revis, what's going on? What's going on in there?"
She made to go through the door, but Revis barred it with his arm. "Wait, Jade. Don't go in."
"Wait? Why'd you tell me to come down here if I can't go in?"
He glanced over his shoulder into the room as another crash sounded, louder and harder this time. "Just hold on. Tamm and Jarrin are getting her restrained."
"Restrained?" She tried to peer over Revis's shoulder. "Why does she need to be restrained?"
"She's ah " He looked
The rain within...The rain within...4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
There was nothing outside but rain. I stood by the window, counting the drops and wondering just how many fall in between two heartbeats. Clouds were looming over the city, leaving no trace of the blue sky. I knew it must still be out there, just as the Sun is as well, but at this moment, I felt nothing but the rain; saw nothing but the grey.
The world outside didn't seem to care. Occasional bird would still fly between the park and the roofs, looking for food for its young. Branches moved in silence, touched by the cold, merciless wind. Earth itself lived on as if nothing has happened, and that hurt me more than anything else.
I reached in my pocket and took out a framed photo. You smiled gently at me from it, as you always did when our eyes met. I fought the tears swelling up, leaned my forehead against the cold window, trying not to feel the raindrops on the other side of the glass. I followed a single drop, watched it slide down, drawn by invisible but ever present force that ultim
What is it about sunsets...What is it about sunsets...3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
I'm sitting on the meadow, on top of the small, green hill. I was setting-up my tent, but the sudden silence in the air made me stop and sit on the grass. Everything around me started turning into dark shapes against the green, turquoise sky. A small, barely visible crest of the young Moon rose up, just above the horizon. the Sun was long gone, but its traces were still painting the sky in that wonderful, sunset mixtures of colours impossible to reproduce to capture in any way. The colour of the sunset sky is much more than just about the sky itself. It is about the stillness in the air, the soft, tender breeze; muted sounds in the distance and that inevitable feeling that another day is passing by. It might have been a great day, full of joy and things we love. We might have spent that day in our favourite city, on top of our favourite mountain or in the arms of the loved one.
It could have been a hard day, God knows life offers plenty of those too. Work, people, deadlines and everyda
RyRy: It's the JobRyRy: It's the Job4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Does that hurt?"
"That's not a real answer, Ryan."
"I can handle it."
"That's what you say now," Rylie said. She examined the gash near Ryan's right elbow. "If this swells up, tell me immediately. That could mean there's an internal infection."
Ryan grunted. Rylie held his hand up to wrap a fresh bandage on top and pressed her hands against his arm to smoothen the creases. Ryan turned to look at her, but she appeared to not notice. The small blonde put back her equipments back with an air of a well-practiced healer.
She closed her case shut and spoke to Ryan, "Well, you seem fine. Just tell me if you notice any changes."
"You'll be sure to see them first." He replied teasingly. Rylie gave a brief smile before she headed towards the living room.
"Hey." Ryan voiced out. Rylie ignored him and walked on. When she reached the front door of his apartment, Ryan spoke again, "Are you leaving?"
"Yes." Rylie replied, determined.
Her eyes flashed. "You should be the one to know th
Deadbolts Ch. 7Deadbolts Ch. 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Jade's mind was in a whirl as she walked away from Casey's room. She'd dealt with patients before--everyone in the Sublevel had. Medical training was a requirement. But she couldn't understand why she felt tingly from the way he looked at her. She couldn't understand why she'd gotten a thrill from running her hands over his toned torso.
And she hated it.
She hated the feeling she got when he looked at her with those eyes. Those large, honest brown eyes... Jade growled in irritation and stopped to kick the steel wall with the toe of her combat boot, sending a faint ringing echoing down the hall. She hated his eyes. She hated him. And most of all, she hated that he made her feel like opening up. Nobody--besides Revis--had ever made her feel that way before. When they'd been talking, she found herself wanting to tell him more, to get to know him better. That meant she was becoming attached. And becoming attached meant becoming vulnerable. And being vulnerable meant being wea
Deadbolts Ch. 13Deadbolts Ch. 132 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The quiet whisper startled her. She looked up from the pistol she was cleaning and was met by the sight of Casey's soft brown eyes looking at her. She gave him a gentle smile. "Morning, sunshine."
He groaned and lifted a hand to rub his eyes. "What happened?"
"You passed out during the lock test."
"Oh right. Was that supposed to happen?"
"No. I guess it was because of your head injury."
His brow wrinkled in confusion. "But I thought Revis said I was okay."
"Yeah, well, I guess side effects were unavoidable anyway."
He closed his eyes again. "Do you have any idea how long they'll last? My head kills."
"Sorry. No," she answered apologetically. "But I've got good news."
His eyes opened to gaze at her again. Jade struggled to look anywhere but at them. She enjoyed staring at his eyes but was trying to convince herself she didn't. Every second she spent with him, she felt herself liking him more and more. And no matter how hard she tried to deny it, the feeling
Deadbolts Ch. 20Deadbolts Ch. 202 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Vyra's hold on his arm was like a vise as he pulled her through the frantic throng of people. Everyone was beginning to get over the initial panic triggered by the alarms and remember the drills the officers ran every once in a while in case there was ever a need for a mass evacuation. People came to their senses and stopped screaming and scurrying around. Slowly, they began to fall into lines, and the lines started to head toward the nearest exit routes.
Revis pushed through the mass of bodies, fighting to keep himself and Vyra from being trampled by pounding feet. He'd lost sight of Jade in the chaos, so he just had to hope she would be trying to reach him too. Although, he wouldn't be surprised if she'd decided to leave him behind. She was obviously furious about what he'd done. But he had to make sure she made it out safely.
It was a struggle to get through, and he was afraid he may have knocked a few people over in the process, but finally he made it to the table hi
A Boy Named Jason ToddThere was a boy named Jason Todd, and he is a series of files in the public record. There's a birth certificate, and a patchy school grade school record filled with teacher's complaints and unexplained absences, suspensions and detentions and disciplinary action. There's hospital paperwork from a broken arm when he was eight. Then, at age eleven, there's a flurry of paperwork as his legal custody is transferred to a one Bruce Wayne, and suddenly there are medical records and vaccinations and a much more thorough academic record for two years from one of Gotham's better private schools. There are still suspensions, detentions, and unexplained absences, though with a caveat that the teachers are sure he would succeed if he just applied himself.A Boy Named Jason Todd4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
There was a boy named Jason Todd, and he is a collection of memories faint ones, fading ones. People knew Jason Todd, but they've mostly forgotten him. Teachers, if reminded, will remember one of the most belligerent students they ever had,
VelaBajo la luz tenue de una vela escribe,Vela2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
anhelando ser libre.
Su luz le reconforta,
alejando a la fría oscuridad,
cuyos brazos negros,
retorcidas garras afiladas en la perfidia,
se afanan en alcanzar y sangrar un corazón
cada vez más cansado y envejecido,
a pesar de su aún vibrante naturaleza...
mientras que, con su candor,
intenta evocar un futuro
lleno de sincero esplendor.
RyRy: Mrs HarrisRyRy: Mrs Harris2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The woman in the kitchen gave a small jump, as if she had forgotten that there was a party of people for her in the next room. She turned to give him a warm smile. “Why Ryan, I didn’t realize you were there. Can I get you something? Are you hungry?”
Ryan shook his head. If anything, he should be reminding her and Rylie to eat. Rylie herself had been so silent, Ryan wasn’t sure if she had a bite.
“Someone was asking for you,” he said curtly.
“Who was it, dear?”
“I’m... not sure.” To him, everyone at the gathering looked the same. Same frowns, same murmuring manner of speaking, same apparel colour.
“Thanks for telling me Ryan, I’ll be out once I’m finished with the dishes.” She smiled in her black dress and returned to her view above the sink. Hearing the tap water running above the plates and mugs, Ryan knew that it was time for him to leave. But his feet wouldn’t b
Before and After the FallBEFOREBefore and After the Fall2 years ago in Romance More Like This
A feeling he'd grown too familiar with. And he hated it.
They had been falling for so long now, and Percy was pretty sure his ADHD had nothing to do with the fact that he felt they had been falling for days now.
"Annabeth?" he croaked out. His voice was raw from screaming the first few hours-or days- of the fall, but then he'd shut up when he realized the only thing he'll get was a sore throat.
"Percy?" she rasped.
"How long do you think the fall is?" he asked, a little bit afraid of the answer.
"Nine days and nights, I think. At least that's how long a bronze anvil takes."
"Nothing," he couldn't see her, but by the way her hair whipped around (hitting him in the eye, unfortunately), he guessed she was shaking her head. "Nine days and nights." Percy stayed quiet.
He was gripping Annabeth's hand so tightly his fingers had gone numb long ago, but she was not complaining, as she was doing the same thing.
With Annabeth and him holding hands, he had
Something You Can't Hold A Candle ToThe celebration after winning the battle was marvelous. New Rome shown in all her glory for their brave new visitors, and half-bloods danced and spoke together in easy harmony. Both camps were tired of fighting, so the tension could finally be ignored just enough to get along, for tonight. The town square was a small dance floor for so many, but couples twirled together, not caring just enough for this one night.Something You Can't Hold A Candle To2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Lanterns were strung across the square in a haphazard fashion that indicated the rush of the preparations. There were still some blood stains in some of the alleys and even the quieter streets. There were signs of death everywhere, but such had been the last years, so demigods had learned to ignore them.
Percy and Annabeth quietly walked together down main street. Most people were at the party, so they didn’t run into anyone. The full moon seemed to throw questioning glances down on them.
“So what do we do now?” Percy glanced over at Annabeth to see if she he