TeC 1 - DiscoveryTerra et Celestia - Prologue
Once upon a time in a land far away, two children were born from an elven mother and a human father. While the magic within the first child, who was named Celestia, was as strong as the magic of her mother, the second child, going by the name of Terra inherited only little magical power. They were like two sides of the same medal...and they knew that.
While Terra was being bullied by other elves, Celestia enjoyed high prestige among them. That was because of the difference in magical power. The worth of an elf was determined by the magic they possess. In spite of that, Celestia never let her sister down, well knowing that it may as well have been the other way around. Several years passed...many at that.
Their father passed away during their childhood at the age of 86 in his home land. Celestia and Terra were around 50 by then...or 14 elven years. They didn't cry. For they knew that humans can't live closely as long as elves or half elves.
Tisis - S15A well deserved restTisis - S153 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I watch as the flames dance to the rhythm of the soft breeze that comes in from the outside. The stench of the meat soon gets replaced by a far more pleasant smell...the smell of food.
I briefly look over to Nym with the corner of my eye...she's also staring at the flames...but her facial expression...is she worried about something?
I look into the flames some more...something is weird...but I can't put my finger on it.
Eventually, Nym asks: "Sirus...blood isn't flammable, correct?"
I look up from staring in the flames...blood? Flammable? That'd be the first I heard of it. I reply: "No...no, it's not. Why?"
Nym nods at the dripping meat and says: "Watch the drops of blood . . . I've been watching them fall into the flames and they immediately cath fire."
I turn my look back to the flames...only this time I pay attention to the drips of blood.
She's right...whenever a drop of blood touches the fire, it turns into a spark...it never even touches the
Believe in youThey say, you're a dreamer,Believe in you4 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
and worth nothing at all.
They claim you're a screamer,
who wails at the wall.
They tell you to shut up,
be one with the crowd.
Drink all from the same cup,
oh, and please cease to shout.
But what does it matter,
what the others may say?
It's not for the better,
to fade in the grey.
Stand up to them proudly,
and confront them with zeal.
Laugh at them loudly,
and then watch them squeal.
Cause I for one, believe in you.
Believe in the dreams you instilled.
Now tell me please, why don't you too?
Keep on believing and you'll be thrilled.
Tisis - S22A peculiar beastTisis - S223 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When I wake up in the morning, I yawn and stretch myself...hmm? My clothes feel strange...oh wait...
I look up, seeing my dry clothes laying near the cave entrance...ah yes...the rain...I should better get dressed again, before Nym wakes up and...
I glance over to Nym's previous sleeping position...she's not there...ah shoot...well, at least I had a blanket to keep me warm...and covered up.
I dress myself again...the clothes are still somewhat damp, but ah well...I also tie the wolf's fur around my neck and belly using it's paws once more...it should serve me well, if the rain falls again...but where did Nym go?
I grab the makeshift spear from it's stand and head of the cave to look for her...there's only two places she could have gone to, really...actually make that 'one place', since I still have the rabbit hide...and she wouldn't go to the stream to drink the water without any means of boiling it.
I head towards the lake...maybe I should wash myself
Tisis - S21RemorseTisis - S213 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I allow myself to get soaked from head to toe...the water feels really good on my skin...it's like it washes all my worries, sorrows and fears away...and it sure helped against the blood rush Nym's stupid question caused...what was she thinking anyway?!
Probably she wasn't even really thinking...she slurred quite a bit while speaking...
I try to remember where I had seen such behaviour before...and eventually it clicks.
I think: 'She's DRUNK! But...how?! I mean, Marcus once distilled some liquor from some of the garden vegetables...boy, did HE get in trouble for that...but the party my people had with that...I can still see his the fat smile on his face when they dragged him off...wonder what became of him...meh, they probably killed him...'
I shake my head to get my thoughts back on track.
I resume my thoughts: 'Nym acted just like my people back then...but none of us drank OR ate ANYTHING that might contain alcohol...cause if it did, I'd be affected too...rig
Ailith - Chapter 3 - Cedric's POVAilith - Chapter 3 - Cedric's POV4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She laughed tensely. I could see she was hiding her offence at the fact I'd accused her of not being a girl. "I'm just as much a girl as the one's you've danced with. I just was raised in a very practical house hold and I had a-" She paused as if she was about to say something else, it made me wonder what she'd been about to say... "brother... who loved to do everything with me, so we learnt to hunt together. Talking of which, would you like to go for a hunt? If you just give me a chance to change into my riding clothes and perhaps lend me a bow then we could go out right now?" Her hastened and faltering speech told me the boy was either not her brother, or not just her brother.. Perhaps she'd had a beau back home. I wouldn't be surprised.. with eyes like hers...
I then stifled that train of thought and turned to my father, knowing I had to ask him permission for almost anything and he was tired of always hearing "May I, father?". The time waiting for him to decide seemed to drag out l
Tisis - S23Getting patched upTisis - S233 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
While I'm still examining the carcass of the creature, Nym asks: "You really know everything, don't you?"
Without looking up, I reply: "It's been a custom to pass ALL available information down to the next generation, so it won't be forgotten..."
I chuckle slightly and shrug: "I never thought the information would actually become useful though, since we were stuck on the ship."
I think: 'If only I would remember all of it...I'm pretty sure there are some information that would help us even more...I just hope it'll come back to me when we need it...'
I carefully begin working on the corpse, trying to figure out how it shoots it's needles, when Nym interrupts me: "You should clean yourself up. You reek and your chest is bleeding again."
I blink a few times before looking down at my chest...she's right...I stopped smelling my own scent, but I must be reeking TERRIBLE by now...what did I get on me? Blood, grease, snot...no, the snot probably was washed o
Unholy Love Ch. 18Unholy Love Ch. 184 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
CHAPTER 18: Night Thoughts . . .
Liam stayed by her side all night to keep her calm. She fell asleep holding Liam's hand, which he thought to be comforting. Whenever he did try to slip away, Emily would squeeze his hand for him to stay, even when she was asleep. Even if he did take comfort in her trust towards him, he couldn't trust himself for what he was.
Being by her side while she slept was the hardest night he had ever experienced. He had been really good to not jump her whenever she did fall asleep before he did, now that he knew her past, he had another reason to not bed her. His reason to protect her as her guardian, his reason to keep her trusting him, and now because of her past.
How long had he been living with Emily? A month now? Usually, he would have left weeks ago and continue incognito. With other scouts from Heaven and Hell walking around and looking for runaway demons, he had been living cautiously, never staying in a place to
Tisis - S33BiologyTisis - S333 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
We make our way back to the cave Nym found...not only does my nose hurt, but my legs as well...well, at least THAT one doesn't seem to be broken...
While we're walking back, I try to sort out my thoughts...I haven't told this story to anyone...but then again, to whom? Everyone knew what became of Sarah, just as well as I do.
After a few minutes of walking...or rather limping...we reach the cave...that's odd...ever since we arrived here, we haven't seen ANY living animal...just that skeleton...what if...what if there aren't any animals around here? We'd have to move on again very soon, if that is the case...but then again, why shouldn't there be...I mean, animals are everywhere, right?
My thoughts go back to the huge skeleton...just HOW long has it been dead? Multiple years, that's for sure...not a shred of flesh was on it...but other than that...I shake my head, but to no avail...for a different thought forces it's way into my mind: 'That thing already was huge
Tisis - S14Preparations for the nightTisis - S143 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I stand like paralysed, as the warm liquid slowly runs down my pants.
After a few seconds, I ask: "...are...are you okay?"
Nym looks up at me...her facial colour changing yet again...I'm not quite sure what this change means...until a high pitched noise tears through the air and Nym buries her head within her palms.
I try to comfort her: "Look, it's...it's not THAT bad! Okay?! The important thing is, that we're both alive and well."
But Nym doesn't stop her wailing.
I think: 'A nervous breakdown? Well, can't really blame her...this place is REALLY challenging my sanity...but we can't give up...there HAVE to be others around...we just have to find them...until then we just have to be strong...'
I look up to the sky, where a few white clouds are lazily passing by.
I think: 'I don't know how often I escaped a narrow death in the past two cycles...but I WON'T let this planet take me down! Where the Asmodei failed, SO will this planet!'
I shout up
Tisis - S13DINNER!Tisis - S133 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I bolt up from my kneeling position and run over to where Nym's voice came from as fast as I can.
I jump through the bushes and find her lying on her back...apparently playing dead...as a small creature with white fur is sitting straight on her chest.
The creature has small black eyes, two rather large teeth which are protruding from it's lips and fairly long ears, raised to the sky...it stares at me.
I carefully ask: "Are you okay, Nym?"
Nym whispers: "Gishus...cejom...ov...ov gishus!"
Her voice is trembling...but she seems to be unharmed.
Upon closer inspection, I recognize the creature as the same kind as the one that ran off with that foul vegetable the night before.
I think: '...a herbivore? No...I can't be sure...now...careful...it might bite her if I'm not careful...and God alone knows what kind of horrors a bite might do to her...'
Images of horror stories my elders have told me, when I was still a child flash through my mind...though usually it wasn't
Arranged Marriage Ch. 5Arranged Marriage Ch. 54 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
CHAPTER 5: We Have an Agreement?
Skyler walks around her neighborhood. The beach is just a five minute walk from her house and she was planning on running off their if she couldn't get her way out of the engagement. She did get out earlier than expected, doesn't matter, she's feeling calmer since she's away from the house.
What is his deal calling her "Princess?" It's rather annoying. Probably what he intended. She walks around her neighborhood and back to her home again. Her street makes a large full circle which led her to go back home, and she really needed to get some stuff ready before she goes to the beach.
Jacob is sitting on the front porch playing with his keys. After Skyler had stormed out, their mothers had began talking like nothing was going on. Skyler had left him alone with them and he had decided to get some fresh air when he sees her approaching. It's obvious that she calmed down
The first chime'Where am I?', the little girl wonders as she stumbles through the empty halls, which are painted in the same pristine white as her dress. Within her mind, echoes of screams and cries resound and she cowers in pain, as a few people hastily come running, pushing a stretcher, yelling things she cannot seem to understand.The first chime1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
They whiz past her, almost running her over with the stretcher.
She opens her mouth to scream, but nobody seems to care and as they disappear in the distance, so does every other sound except for the monotone buzzing of the lighting.
'What happened to me?', shoots through the mind of the little girl, as she looks at her tiny, pale hands, when a voice makes her jump, but even though she tries, she cannot make a sound.
"Are you lost, little girl?", the voice asks. It is a hoarse, but gentle voice.
The girl turns around and looks into the face of an elderly man, on whose skin life has left its traces. His eyes are filled with a sad kindness, the IV at his side softly drippi
The demilympics IThe demilympics I4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The narrator of the sports stadium has shot up from his seat, as I cross the finish line of the 400 meter race as the first with a winning margin of about 2 seconds. He screams into his microphone: "He's done it! He's really done it! New world record in 400 meter track for Refugnic Eternium! Appearing from nowhere he outclasses the world's elite here at the olympic games without any problem! THIS day is going to write history!"
Now, how did this happen? How did I become the top athlete in the world? And how does that relate to the title of my story? Before we go back, let's see what the narrators have to say next.
The TV news narrator sorts his papers and regains his composure. He merely says: "Astonishing. Now to the preliminary results of the first demilympics. High jump..."
Demilympics? That sounds more like the title, doesn't it? Let's change the channel.
Another narrator in a show picks up a letter and starts reading it aloud.
"This letter is from Amy
Best Friend or Boyfriend Ch. 25Best Friend or Boyfriend Ch. 254 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
CHAPTER 25: No . . .
Charity was right about Lucas being really busy after school. Most of the time Lucas would come back to school after running the same time as Charity's practice ending to catch up with her. That and Scottie is a part of the team too, so Lucas had another reason to meet with Charity as soon as possible. Lucas has targeted Scottie for competing to better himself for when races start in early October.
Lately . . . Scottie and Lucas would race each other at the last mile back to the school to meet with Charity, being their goal point each time. Whenever they reach her they would catch their breath and talk to her. Charity has been talking to Scottie more and more lately. Lucas did tell her to be careful and seeing how she talks to Scottie . . . Lucas can't help but feel bothered by it. The guy is even flirting with her.
By the time mid-October rolls in, Scottie catching up with Lu
No vacancy in paradise?Two men stand next to a lifeless body, together with multiple others. However nobody takes note of them, since the others are too busy to mourn the deceased.No vacancy in paradise?4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The elderly man said to the young man next to him: "Goodness, so this is what it feels like to die? I expected worse..."
The young man replied: "Tell me about it. People always expect something else..."
"And...who are you?"
"Oh, I will be your guide. I believe you call people like me 'Reaper' or something."
"...okay, you're certainly NOT what I expected either..."
"Yeah...I get that a lot too...so...shall we?"
"But...is it really alright? I mean...to just leave like this?"
"Well, you could always just stay here and haunt your family if you prefer that."
"...I'd rather not...well, I've had a good life...so...where to?"
A shiny set of stairs appears, leading upwards and the reaper points to it with an inviting gesture. The man says: "Now THAT's more like it."
"I know...that's why we arranged it. Now, if you'd please. I don't have al
BeautifulYou say I am beautiful.Beautiful4 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
But what is beautiful really?
A slender body?
A thin face?
Blue eyes and small hands?
I'm not any of that.
I'm not beautiful at all.
I don't have a slender body.
I don't have a thin face.
I don't have blue eyes or small hands.
When you look at me
you see a beautiful woman.
When I look in the mirror
I see an ugly girl.
What is beauty?
I don't wear a lot of makeup.
I don't do my hair.
I don't wear bright colors.
I only wear jeans and a jersey.
I'm just plain.
There's beautiful girls everywhere.
Down the street, across town.
All have the bodies and face
that every man wants in a girl.
But you only look at me.
What is there to look at?
I'm so plain.
I've been told I'm plain.
And yet you ignore the others.
You look through my pasts insults.
And see for who I am.
You're not interested in glamore.
You're not interested in outer looks.
You look at what's important.
Red Knife, Blu Bonk. Part 1Red Knife, Blu Bonk. Part 14 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was just sun set when Red Spy was sitting at the train station, smoking a cigaret and thinking to himself : "Another night in this hell hole" It was that momment he saw a train coming his way. The train stopped and a a young man went out of it. He was looking just a bit over 18, wearing a cap a blue shirt and carrying a bag with a baseball bat behind his back. Red Spy knew this was the new Blu Scout. Usualy Spy would just shoot a new recruit but there was something different about this one. He looked scared yet confident, which is a strange combination.
Spy: New Recruit?
Scout: u-uhm, yeah...
Said the scout taking a few steps back.
Spy took a look at him and said with a serious voice.
Spy: A Blu, Give me one good reason why I shouldn't kill you right here, right now?
Scout: Because I just got here and it wouldn't be polite!
Said the scout taking his backpack and looking offended.
Spy: Kid this place is hell, there are no rules when it comes to killing others.
Tisis - S35Noises in the darkTisis - S353 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"OUCH! Damn it!"
I open my eyes and look around...I'm in the cave again...covered in the tent...it's almost dark outside...Nym must have dragged me back inside...and there I crawled out to get away from this stuff...
I carefully sit up again, inspecting my leg in the fading light of the sun...the wounds are completely covered in greenish scabs.
I carefully move my finger over the scabs...and they fall off without any resistance.
I look at the spots...my skin looks like it never was hurt at all...does this green stuff have healing properties too? But why was I so tired all of a sudden...?
I shake my head, and think: 'It's not like that green stuff will start talking to me...'
I carefully get up, dizziness washing over me. I lean against the cave wall to stay up and wait until the dizziness subsides.
In the meantime, I hear Nym shouting something in Asmodean outside again.
I think: '...sh
Animal Kingdom - PrologueHumans are the crown of creation.Animal Kingdom - Prologue3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Humans have learned to use tools, and conquered the world.
Humans have conquered the stars as well.
But in all their glory, they forget something...something important.
They forget, that they are not alone...that they aren't the only species, this planet gave birth to...and in their ignorance, they don't even care to look...where all the animals disappear to, once they're fed up with the destruction of their home world.
Today, another species disappears from this world...and as the last of its members passes through the magic gate, his brethren have created, he looks back one last time...at the burning remains of what has been their home for many generations.
Today, the last of the foxes disappears...and wonders, if these fools will even miss him.
As the portal, located in a fox den, and shining in all the colours of the rainbow, begins to flicker and wane, the fox finally whizzes through...and disappears from the face of the world.
On the other side,
Tisis - S7The stowawayTisis - S73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As the pod slowly drifts away from the ship, numerous explosions shake the badly damaged ship...I avert my eyes, as a particularly large rock crashes into the ship...and without making so much as a sound the ship breaks apart.
When I open my eyes again, I can only see debris remaining...the ship has been destroyed.
Various escape capsules float around the field of debris...but there are way too few...I can't even begin to imagine, how many people died today...
I sigh deeply and try to bring up a map...even if it's Asmodean, I HAVE to find some place to land...or else my escape would be futile.
While I'm still being puzzled by the controls in a foreign language, a loud bang rips my attention to the outside, as the outside turns completely beyond control and various lamps start flashing, making me a little dizzy...thankfully the artificial gravity in the pod keeps me firmly in my seat without causing me to hurl.
I think: 'Damn, I must have been hit by a smal
Tisis - S12A little problemTisis - S123 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Just as I want to walk back into the cave...also to apologize to Nym for my immature behaviour...my bowels start to rumble and it feels like something inside of me is trying to rip me apart!
My eyes grow wide...the potato! I hurry inside the cave and croak: "Don't eat that...!"
Nym stares at me, her potato still in hand, tears glittering down her cheeks...
She gets up, trying to take composed stance, as she asks: "And why...?"
I start: "Because...!" however the feeling of something tearing through my stomach interrupts me and my face turns into a grimace of pain.
I hurry out, as my stomach churns...I just make it to the bushes, until the entirety of my meal gets thrown out of the front exit...damn, and I REALLY thought that crap was edible!
I return back to the cave, pick up the potatoes...also the one from Nym and says to her: "I just vomited that stuff in a pretty high arc. I suggest you DON'T eat that, unless you want to experience the same."
Tisis - S5Breaking freeTisis - S53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
During our cheer, an Asmodea barks at us: "What's this ruckus all about?!"
I walk over to the cell door and smile at him: "Oh, we only just settled to do something, we should have done a LONG time ago."
The guard looks me up and down and says: "...as long as you behave, do whatever you want."
I turn around, the biggest smile on my face, thinking: 'Oh, you have NO idea...'
Everyone is chatting happily...a sight I haven't seen in all my life, exchanging ideas and plotting their moves...a few are even talking about their plans for the future...however in one corner, I see Robert...or what used to be him.
He is cowering into the corner, muttering incoherent sentences to himself.
I walk over and say: "Robert..."
He snaps at me: "LEAVE...me alone. And don't you DARE to use that name any more!"
I recall the details of the trial and say: "As far as I remember, you 'only' lost your family name...your affiliation. So I think 'Robert'..."
Robert shoots up, grabs me
Tisis - S8First steps on solid groundTisis - S83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
'What? What is...'
As cold drips of water fall down on me, I slowly come back to my senses...trying to sort out my thoughts.
After a few seconds of thoughts in complete chaos, a single one manifests: 'That's right...the ship...our prison...got destroyed...I...I escaped...but...'
I look around, my sight blurring ever so slightly, as the drips become more numerous in number and frequency. I look up to see where they come from...but I cannot see anything but a large front of black...a ceiling of some sort? Have I been captured...no...not a ceiling.
I remember the tales, the old told us...the black above me...it's called 'Clouds'...the water that's coming from it...it's called 'Rain'.
I slowly get up, still very unsure on my feet and take a deep breath.
No doubt about it...this must be, what the old called a 'planet'...and not just anyone...it must be one, like Earth once was...it fits the descriptions p