Long awaited confessionAyano PovLong awaited confession4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I was walking along the shopping district alone. I've already told my best friends Yukari and Nanase that I wont be able to hang out with them today. I had other plans. It has been two months now since Kazuma took my hair in his hands gently and sniffed on it. That day I felt so loved. I thought this feeling would remain forever, I thought we would finally get together....But...it's actually all back to how it was before. I think he just can't forget Tsui-Ling after all. Sure, it's hard but he has to move on otherwise the sadness is going to kill him. I can't stand to see him suffer by himself anymore, I want to comfort him, I want to be there for him when he feels sad and lonely. Because....I love him so much. I have never told him that, perhaps that's the reason why we aren't a couple yet. But I just don't have the guts to tell him that. I am scared of his reaction and I don't want to feel the pain of being rejected by the man I love so much. I think I just couldn't take it
Caring for a Naga: Ch 1"UNGH, it's so hot out here I may just actually melt this time..."Caring for a Naga: Ch 15 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hillarie Winchester swiped angrily at her brow, relieving it of the sweat that accumulated there. She was back in this God-forsaken but beautiful Maya Jungle, where only a month and a half ago she had her near-death experience with a tiger the size of a Chicago city bus and for the first time met a rather handsome but incredibly devious naga. Unlike last time, she had traveled alone, leaving Michael behind. He was more than ecstatic to remain in Chicago. She, on the other hand, was well beyond done with everything, including this job, this jungle, the animals...
"And the friggin' BUGS!" She smacked the back of her neck where a mosquito had decided to try and grab a quick drink, wincing at the slight sting. She made a noise of disgust when she pulled her hand back to see the rather gruesome mess it had left behind. Hastily she tried to wipe it off the best she could before continuing her trek,
Queen of Serpents (Chapter 4)Beautiful was the only word I could think of at this moment. She was the love of my dreams and I felt like the luckiest King in all of Egypt.Queen of Serpents (Chapter 4)4 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In the moonlight, Lin was truly a sight to see up close. My eyes capture every part of her dazzling beauty as the smell of her blue lotus perfume made me forget everything around us.
“Are you deaf? I’ll ask again, who are you?” she begins to yell at me with an impatient voice.
I snap out of my daydream after hearing her voice and begin to chuckle to myself. How foolish of me to be standing here without addressing myself for she must have not realized it was me standing before her.
“What is so funny? Do you know who I am!” she yells again.
“I do know who you are dear princess. Your title is well known all throughout Egypt. But I am surprise you have forgotten who I am, my love.”
Her eyes widen after hearing my voice as I could see her eyes looking over my cloak. I could see her eyes stopping at my
Of Cuddlers and SoldiersEveryone needs someone they can depend on, yeah?Of Cuddlers and Soldiers4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"We need to keep moving."
"It won't do us any good, Light. We need to get our rest and look for them later."
"It won't do us any good sitting around, either."
"Sunshine, we both know that you and I are tired as hell. Now stop being stubborn."
Lightning frowned, loathing to admit that the Pulsian was right. The fight with the stray juggernaut had worn them out, and her muscles were begging for mercy. Any leader would have agreed with the Pulsian's more rational plan. A good leader would have.
But she wasn't one. "You rest up then. I'll find you after I find the others."
Fang sighed. "You know that's a stupid idea. Stop pushing yourself so hard; we'll find 'em."
Lightning continued to stand there, with her back to the warrior. She groaned. "Do I have to hold you down against your will?"
Aphrodisiac"It's the Novice's Guide to Herbology. I found it back in Paddra."Aphrodisiac4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Lightning felt her gut twist in guilt again as the boy smiled at her widely, balancing the giant yellowed tome on his lap. It was as big as his torso- he only had one hand free to keep it from toppling sideways and flip the pages at the same time.
-And whose fault is that?
The campfire provided just enough light for him to decipher the strange rune-like characters. Sazh and Snow were sitting across the fire, chatting quietly, with the occasional glance at their leader. They weren't glaring, no, they wouldn't dare- but she could feel disapproval in their glances that weighed heavily on her shoulders, as if the air was laden with lithium instead of oxygen.
"It's got some great vocabulary in it- I was just working on my Pulsian. Since you guys won't let me do anything," he scowled, half-teasing.
It was true, none of the group had allowed Hope to do any of his normal chores while they were setting up camp and cooking
Something TwistedI don't know.Something Twisted3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't know anything right now . . . .
My friends, come and save me!
Withering in pain
Decaying of loneliness
Losing all traces of hope . . .
So much love . . . I might start to choke
I hope you do too
It practically became a type of acid
. . .a more powerful type than any other known on earth.
It burns through your muscle and leave you looking as if your body had been decaying for years.
[and] This is how you make my heart feel, even after you broke it.
Except the butterflies are now . . . sharp.
So, like it or not.
Just don't be a jerk
. . . maybe, I dunno.
I like it.
"If you truly love someone . . . take a chance, [and] let them know
because you never know when that lovely someone, will be someone elses."
VI. SlumberIt passed half and a week after Lightning's return to the Guardian Corps' ranks, during which an unspoken daily routine was established between the two friends: in the morning both attended their work –Lightning woke up earlier than Hope– and they didn't come back home until evening; they usually had dinner together, but sometimes they were assigned night shifts and had to stay working until dawn, and when they came home the other one had already gone to work.VI. Slumber2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
There was so much to do, both in the Guardian Corps and the Academy. Hope and Lightning had no choice but to work exceptionally hard, and sometimes they didn't see each other in all day.
It was a weird situation, Hope thought one night in which Lightning was in an unplanned night shift and therefore he was alone at home. Knowing that his friend was near, solitude wasn't so harsh. But, even so, he felt a void those nights in which they didn't see each other at all.
In theory, it didn't have to be so. They were just fri
I. PathIt had been a long time for that moment finally arrived. Months, years, centuries… during which the world had almost disappeared and shatter all dreams and hopes.I. Path2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
But, against all odds, it had arrived. Challenging fate, time and death itself, in a world that had just come back from a long illness caused by the Chaos of Valhalla.
The long-awaited wedding of Serah and Snow.
It was a beautiful though simple ceremony. There were not so many intact resources in the world and everything would take a long time to return the way it once was. Not to mention they had come back to the year 500AF, after Cocoon’s crystal pillar collapsed, and Bhunivelze no longer hung in the sky over Gran Pulse.
Fortunately, New Bodhum still was in one piece, and though it had grown since its construction, as they expected, it was still a small coastal village, calm and peaceful. The old NORA house was still there, and despite all the years that had passes, the couple would go back to their home.
Yuna's PainUpon cold waves she's learned to danceYuna's Pain4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
She calms them with her voice
I stand upon the beach entranced
Her warm heart has no choice
A thousand tears she's learned to hide
The surface seems so strong
My heart would lead me to her side
Right now it just seems wrong
Despite her sorrow she fights on
Strange weights tear her apart
She's got strong friends to call upon
But I'll protect her heart
This strong willed beauty calls to me
Bright eyes are locked with mine
Something inside she seems to see
For her I'll learn to shine
It seems she has regained her fire
Though inside she still grieves
Her iron will I must acquire
My warm tears fall like leaves
LoveI barely even know your name,Love3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
But I know your face, isn't that start?
I don't know if you're aware of this,
But you've seemed to capture my heart.
There isn't a day that goes by
That I don't think of you,
Replaying the words you said to me
As if they were brand new.
I barely know a thing about you,
But I think I know what's true;
The more you keep talking to me
The more I will love you.
IV. SoldierAlthough the curtains covered the window, they were thin enough for the first morning sunrays to leak through them. Used for centuries to the dim gloom of Valhalla and then the not so bright sky of Novus Partus, Lightning woke up when the faint light touched her eyelids. It took a while for her to remember where she was, and smiled to herself when she heard Hope’s soft breathing beside her; she turned her head to him, and saw her friend back to her, wrapped in the sheets so she only could see part of his white shirt and the silver hair strands that covered his neck, longer and straighter than in his time as a teenager.IV. Soldier2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Lightning smiled briefly remembering how difficult had been to convince Hope to share the bedroom. He had always been gentle and shy, but over the years it seemed that those traits had led to a remarkable gallantry. As she assumed, Hope wasn’t trying to take advantage of her; in fact, he’d probably spent whole weeks apologizing if he accidentally touche
FFXIII: My Last HopeIt was strange, Hope thought, to go from being separated from someone by ten years to ten feet in just a second. He'd worked toward this single moment for years, only to find his excitement drowned by a sickening fear of her not recognizing him; it had been ten years since they'd seen one another.FFXIII: My Last Hope3 years ago in Drama More Like This
He'd finally grown past five feet eleven full inches past five feet, actually. He wasn't scrawny anymore. He'd long ago left behind the orange poncho and sage cargo capris. Aside from the color of his hair, the shape and color of his eyes, and the tone of his voice, vaguely reminiscent of his adolescence, Hope was nothing like the version of himself Lightning knew.
Hope shook his worries from his mind and straightened his uniform as the smoke from Lightning's latest battle began to clear. He waved the wispy tendrils away from his face and tried to keep his eyes on Lightning for fear of losing her again.
He hadn't seen her face yet, and part of him wished he wouldn't have to while the o
Cages"Let me go!" Millianna screams, trying to wiggle her way out of the store owner's strong grip. She desperately kicks at him, but his hold doesn't waver as he drags her towards the door. "Let them out! They shouldn't be like that! You need to-hey!"Cages2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Wally jumps as the door of the pet shop slams open, a loud crack resounding when the metal knob hits brick. He's shocked when the pissed owner throws a screaming Millianna out of the shop, the door slamming shut behind her. He adds panic to the mix when she starts to cry.
Unsure of what to do, Wally kneels down next to the sobbing girl, carefully putting an arm around her shoulders and pulling her into a one-armed hug. "Don't cry. That's not very dandy.'
Millianna looks up at him, rubbing her hand across her cheeks and sniffing. "But but they're " She burst into more tears, startling Wally. "It's not right! It's just not right!" she wails over and over.
"What isn't?" Wally asks, wondering what could make her so upset.
There's No Need To ArgueThere's No Need To ArgueThere's No Need To Argue4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Final Fantasy XIII
Merry Christmas! (Even if this one isn't quite so merry...)
"Stop cryin', baby, you know I hate it when you..."
That sentence continued to echo through the hollow canals of my mind with each step I took; each breath I inhaled; each second I lived. Your image remained statue still and crystal clear in my mind, as if I had just spent the last two weeks studying a recent photograph of your face. Oh, if only I had. Then it would have been much easier.
I pulled the car into my(our) driveway steadily and carefully, as the thick ice that coated the roads and grounds for miles threatened to send me spiraling should I move with dire speed and little caution.
I sat quietly behind the wheel for a long period of time; a lapse that seemed almost longer than these previous two brutal weeks. Each day that passed took a fair swing at my physical form until I felt I was too beaten, battered and bruised to be awak
III. HomeDespite all those years, decades, he spent in his house in Novus Partus, Hope had never thought about it as his home. It had been a long time since the last time the Director of the Academy felt rooted to a single place, since the moment when, at age fourteen, the fal’Cie and the Purge snatched away everything from him. After Cocoon’s fall, even though having lived a few years with his father, everything changed when he joined the Academy, because from that moment onwards his live was a constant going to and fro within expeditions in Gran Pulse, the different colleges and, after Serah and Noel showed up without prior notice in the Yaschas Massif, all the subsequent time travels that they had brought with them.III. Home2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hope was shy and quiet; he never opened before the doors of his personal space to anyone at the first opportunity. So, although he didn’t feel his apartment of Academia as his home, it wasn’t easy for him to let Lightning in. It was an honor for the young
Of Names And FateThe unmistakable sound of a yawn broke the silence that reigned in the Dead Dunes.Of Names And Fate2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hope?", Lightning stopped and frowned.
Seconds later, her partner's voice, slightly hoarse, came through the wireless device she always had attached to her right ear.
That answer so brief, besides the previous yawning, plus the fact that Hope had been lately taking a long time to make any comments when he used to spend most of the time speaking with her, made Lightning sigh. She glanced at the sky; it was getting dark, which meant they had been almost three days working coordinately without pauses of any kind.
"You tired, aren't you?"
Hope let out an annoyed groan.
"Nothing I cannot handle, don't worry. I'll be fine."
Lightning was enough time communicated to Hope the whole twenty-four hours of day to know her friend's method to knock his sleep away was drinking coffee buckets and force himself to stay awake until his body became used to fatigue.
Given the circumstances, Lightni
II. AcademiaThe trip from New Bodhum to Academia, the most important of all the cities around the former site of Cocoon’s crystal pillar, wasn’t supposed to take an excessive amount of time, but even so it took a few hours to reach the capital travelling in that decrepit airship. Of course, Novus Partus’ technology was far from what the Academy had come to make up on its golden age.II. Academia2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Because of this, when the metropolis finally appeared on the horizon, the sky had begun to show the pink colors of dawn. Hope watched sleepily the landscape through the small window; at his side, Lightning had fallen asleep almost since they left, and her head had found a foothold on her friend’s shoulder.
“Director”, the pilot said from the front seat; Hope looked up blinking, trying to snap out of his daze. “We’re reaching Academia. Where should I land?”
“Try on the closest landing spot to the Academy’s headquarters”, Hope said, smiling helplessl
SchizophreniaI'm scared of myself 'cause I hear voices in my head,Schizophrenia6 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Telling me when I'm wrong, saying I should be dead,
The voices question my sanity until even I think I'm crazy
They tell me that I'm all alone, that no one stands by me,
They say I'm unwanted and feed on my fears,
They claim that when I cry no one sees or hears my tears,
That no one cares when I cry,
That no one will miss me when I die
When I'm angry or sad, they whisper in my ear
To eliminate the source of my pain, but I choose not to hear
Because I don't want to hurt anyone, to kill,
So then they tell me I should die, but I live through sheer will,
Hope that one day I'll wake up and the voices will be gone,
But I don't see how - they've been with me so long,
Questioning everything about me 'til I think I'm the worst,
Saying that the worst day in history was the day of my birth
The voices hurt me mentally, emotionally,
Sometimes they even hurt me physically
It's hard to live with them, to share my mind,
To feel like my brain isn't
Final Fantasy XIII - A Father's Wisdom' therefore, assuming the space-time connection of a certain area is not under paradox influence, a timeless space would not require the logarithm to determine the ages overlapping in that paradox.'Final Fantasy XIII - A Father's Wisdom3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The fingers of the hand holding the pencil spun it idly.
'The lack of a timelinear logarithm means the timeless space would require an equation in order to manipulate the timeflow by energy manipulation and twisting the time strings in a loop constantly repeated over time.'
The pencil began to write the numbers of that equation on the paper, but it soon stopped. He reviewed what he had already written and tried to resume the equation he had started, but something didn't add up. If he continued to develop the equation that way, he was sure it wouldn't come to fruition.
'The timelinear logarithm allows us to find which eras overlap in a paradox', he thought with his hands clutching his head and his elbows sinking on the table, trying to focus. 'In the hypothetical case the
V. SecretThat morning, when Lightning awoke at the first lights of dawn and shifted a bit under the covers, she found that Hope wasn't at her side. Surprised, she ran a hand over the surface of the bed: the fabric was cold. That meant he wasn't sleeping there for some time.V. Secret2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Lightning was about to jump out of bed to find her friend when, just after sitting up, her fingers touched a small piece of paper on the pillow. She recognized Hope's handwriting after taking a look at the note.
Good morning, Light.
There's been an emergency at the Academy headquarters and I had to go as soon as possible. It seems the work will take quite a while, so I don't know at what time I'll be back.
I wish I could attend your investiture as a Guardian Corps' soldier, but I'm afraid I can't. But I know everything's going to be okay. I'm sure of it, and I believe in you.
Call me if you need anything.
She couldn't restrain a half-smile. Hope must've been very careful to not wake her up when he go
Crush Genesis X ReaderCrush Genesis X Reader1 year ago in Romance More Like This
You sat outside under a dim streetlight, hoping the warm breeze would help clear your head. Unfortunately, the street was filled with Shinra workers returning home after a long day. It was so noisy, you couldn't hear yourself think, let alone try to decider the strangely written words on the heavily worn pages in front of you. “I am never, ever, going to understand this stuff.”
“Are you still struggling? I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised. It took me years to unravel the mystery contained within those pages.” The very sound of Genesis's voice caused you to stiffen. Ever since he'd proposed to you, even if it was only in fun, you hadn't been able to look at him the same. Genesis walked directly in front of you and chuckled. “Does the very sight of me still fluster you that much?” He dropped down to one knee and gently lifted your chin, making your eyes level with his. “Surely my performance was not so very flawless.
Shattered words - Chapter 5Shattered Words Chapter 5Shattered words - Chapter 54 years ago in Drama More Like This
Noctis had interrogated most everyone around the castle. Stella had cried, because she was a good friend with the maid who had been killed. Scar looked pretty shaken and Noctis was surprised when he learned why.
"You had asked her to go out with you?!" the prince asked.
"Why is it so unusual? I liked her, alright?"
The four friends were all reunited in Noctis' office.
"Alright. So now, you got yourself a good place as a suspect... When is this going to end?" Ignis wondered.
"Wait, first, Scar, how had she answered you?"
"She was agreed and we were supposed to go watch a movie tonight."
"In this case, he had no reason to kill her. You're clear. What about you, Prompto, did you knew that girl?"
"Sayla? No. But I know the maid who've found her. She's such a cutie. But the only one she cared about around here was Scar."
Noctis frowned. That sure sounded new. And his main clue was still the second maid's hat stuck in the murdered woman's hand.
"She likes Sca
Final Fantasy OC TemplateCharacter Profile and Biography::Final Fantasy OC Template3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
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Coming Back for More Rude x ReaderComing Back for More Rude x Reader11 months ago in Romance More Like This
Walking around the Shinra building had never made you feel uncomfortable before now. But when everyone you passed either laughed at you, or stared at you with a confused expression, it left you feeling more than a little out of place. If you didn't have work to do, you would have hidden out in your room until you figured out what the problem was. Unfortunately, there was always work to be done here, so you'd just have to deal with everyone's snickering. “Man, what's going on with everyone today. They're all acting so weird.”
As you quickly turned a corner, Rude appeared, stopping just in time not to run straight into you. “My apologies.” The moment he saw you, a noticeable frown appeared on his overly serious face. “What are you doing?”
“Nothing, I'm just walking around Shinra, minding my own business, trying to get some work done. I don't know what's up with everyone this morning, but they keep staring at me like I h