Look what the cat dragged in - Chapter 1I didn't expect him to black out on me this rudely. "I thought we were in the middle of a conversation here, Twiggers." I turned my amused smirk upside-down and touched his face with my gloved hand, pulling open his closed eyelid with my thumb. His brown eyes didn't react. He didn't blink or wince or execute any reflex he was supposed to when something came close to his eyeball. He was out. Cold as a glacier. I rested my hand on the side of his neck as I pondered what to do with him next.Look what the cat dragged in - Chapter 14 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
He was in bad shape. Signs of starvation were obvious as I looked closer at him. He had shadows under his eyes and his cheekbones weren't covered by as much flesh as they should be, not to mention the protruding bony elbows poking out of his malnutritioned arms. His skin was sickly pale when it was supposed to be a soft milk-chocolate shade. The poor thing was dying, if not already dead. But I could feel a faint pulse under my hand as his heart strived to pump blood up to his dehydrated brain. I frown
BTC - Dark Shadows ReviewBTC - Dark Shadows Review4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Burning Through Celluloid
"My name is Victoria Winters. My journey is just beginning - a journey that I am hoping will somehow begin to reveal the mysteries of my past. It is a journey that will bring me to a strange and dark place - to a house high atop a stormy cliff at the edge of the sea - to a house called Collinwood; to a world I've never known with people I've never met - people who tonight, are still only vague shadows in my mind, but will soon fill all of the days and nights of my tomorrows."
Released in 2012, directed by Tim Burton and distributed by Warner Bros; "Dark Shadows" is a dramatic comedy based off the Dan Curtis soap opera from 1966 and ran at least five years but left behind more episodes on daytime programming than Doctor Who and Star Trek at the time as well as a large cult following and nostalgic memories for it's viewers. To prepare for this movie, I took it upon myself to watch the original series, and from watching full episodes n
Top 50 Batman Quotes50.I believe in Jim Gordon. I believe in Harvey Dent. I believe in Gotham City.Top 50 Batman Quotes6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
49.I made a promise on the grave of my parents that I would rid this city of the evil that took their lives. By day, I am Bruce Wayne, billionaire philanthropist. At night, criminals, a cowardly and superstitious lot, call me... Batman.
48.You and I... with what we do... what's at stake... we can't fail. Others don't understand, but even if it's... impossible, we still have to succeed.
47.Your life could end here, now, and nobody would ever know. Would anyone even miss you? Tell me, what's your life worth, punk... ?
46.I've known Commissioner Jim Gordon for more years than I'd care to admit. During that time a friendship has grown that I thought was as solid as a rock. I would have trusted my life to the man.
45.You can never escape me. Bullets don't harm me. Nothing harms me. But I know pain. I know pain. Sometimes I share it. With someone like you
44.My life has been a crusade to save this city. But as Ba
TS3 'Together Again':: TOY STORY 3 SPOILER ALERT ::TS3 'Together Again'5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A loud thud echoed down the stairwell, its vibrations followed by sound effects and voice variations that could only mean Bonnie was having an adventure. Her adventures were limited only to the extent of her imagination, an imagination so vivid her playthings seemed to come to life. Being only five the possibilities were endless, she could be a cowgirl rounding up a band of cattle rustlers, a space ranger sworn to protect the Galactic Alliance from the likes of the evil emperor Zurg, or a superhero protecting her city from an evil witch. Today though it was an escapade of her own design, staring none other than her newest and most favorite toys Sheriff Woody, Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl and Buzz Lightyear of Star Command along with a few of her other playthings. The evil Doctor Porkchop had captured Jessie in a floating glass prison, unbreakable from the outside and it was up to Woody and Buzz to save her whilst stopping the ev
Within the Music BoxThe music box is where she sleepsWithin the Music Box7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Forgotten secrets she doth keep
The fragile hearts of fragile girls
Strung round her neck like pure glass pearls
In darkness, maidens clothed in black
Mourn heroes uncertain to come back
Their souls are bound by love and locks
Here within the music box
Maidens betrothed, betrothed did vow
To return as soon as time allowed
So slowly dying, they remain afloat
Not drowning but for that small hope
The key to the cage cruel hands do wind
The faint, sick melody decays their minds
Their souls held fast in chains and locks
Slip away in the song of the music box
Empty shells they do become
To all but love, blind, deaf and dumb
She dangles their hopes on a silver string
Weighed down with their precious wedding rings
She makes them cry, she makes them sing
Spurns nightingale beauty and clips their wings
But for breath of faith, their souls are lost
But trapped within the music box
She had been scorned, had been forgotten
In shame and anger, she withers, rotten
Out of reachI landed perfectly still on the pinkette's balcony. The full moon shone brightly and lit up Sakura's room a little. I knew that I shouldn't be doing this. If anyone saw me here, or if Madara noticed my absence, I would be in huge trouble. But I had this craving to see her. Ever since I left I had regretted my coldness towards her after she confessed to me. It must have been hard to gather all of that courage, and I crushed her feelings completely, and broke her heart. What a fool I had been. A huge jerk who didn't know what he was missing. But I had realized shortly after, that I loved her. That was the reason I had been looking for. The answer to why I acted so tough around her. But as always, I put revenge first, and realized later.Out of reach5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Yes, I had managed to kill Itachi, but so what? I thought that killing him would be a relief. Instead it left me empty. Now I have no reason for living. I dedicated my life into killing my brother, but didn't even cast a thought at what to do afterwards.
Sasunaru, a man of few wordsI woke up really early this morning. The digital watch on my desk showed 5:30, but I didn't care. I was way too excited to sleep anyways. I looked at my calendar, Saturday 14th of February. Today was Valentine's Day, the day I had been looking forward to for months. I wanted to remember this day for the rest of my life. Cause on this very day, I would confess to the love of my life, Sasuke Uchiha. If you had asked me if I was gay just half a year ago, I would say: "NO FUCKING WAY!" with once, and walk away annoyed. But a couple of months later, I realized that I was. And I wasn't falling for a nice, happy cheerful guy like me. I was completely lost in the onyx eyes of Sasuke Uchiha, the pale, black-haired, complete opposite of myself; which I once came to call my best friend. I didn't even remember when rivalry turned into friendship, or when friendship turned into falling in love. But it happened, and there was nothing more to do about that. From the moment I realized it, ISasunaru, a man of few words5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sasunaru drabble: RunningRunning, I keep running. I always run away, farther and farther; away from love, from everything that matters. Even though it leads me to darker places, even though my grave digs itself faster, even though the fire in my eyes disappears; I keep on running. Over the hills and further away, to somewhere completely unknown. Here, I transform, but when you see me again; I am not that different. Behind the cold stare of my ebon eyes; I am still scared. I still run. But what you don't know, is that I run; so you won't stop chasing meSasunaru drabble: Running5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
kakuHida child chap. 14Chapter 14kakuHida child chap. 145 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"WOOOAAHH Look at all that food Naru-chan!" Tenshi gasped in amazement.
Naruto and Sakura spread large grins on their faces and began staring with hunger. Naruto made his way to his seat across from Yamato.
"So uh Captain Yamato?" He began to ask.
"What is it Naruto?"
"What's the big deal here? Is all of this really for us?" He began drooling.
Yamato nodded and gestured his hands to go ahead and eat as much as they wanted.
"Neh! Papa there is so much, I don't know what to eat first!"Tenshi exclaimed.
She looked at the large table and picked up her chopsticks, there was too much to choose from. Sakura began eating a piece of fruit that were shaped like flowers.
"Here Tenshi I already made you a plate while you were getting into your pajamas. There you go." He said as he handed Tenshi a plate of differant food samples from the table.
She smiled and took the large plate and started tasting a starfruit. She saw Naruto with his plate piled high with crab and sushi and
His true emotionsI was totally pissed at him, Neji Hyuuga, for his lack of understanding, his hard face and non-existent emotions. He had hurt me for the last time now, this time he wouldn't get away with it. And to think that I love him, I'm a jerk. But he is really handsome, smart, cool, nice "Get a hang on yourself Tenten! He needs to be punished!" I murmured angry to myself, before I sighed deeply, and knocked on the Hyuugas door. He opened it slowly, his face as expressionless as usual, staring out in thin air, like I was non-existent. That's it, I've had enough. "Neji Hyuuga, you're such an idiot! A careless, stupid, emotionless idiot!" tears started falling from my eyes and I hit his chest several times. "A huge baka, can you hear me? B-A-K-A, BAKA! You never care! You always look at me with that stone-hard face and say nothing! I'm just trying to be nice, but you never open up to me, NEVER!" I cried my heart out as I looked at him; his expression seemed slightly worried, and huHis true emotions5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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Tsunade entered the dark room following Ibiki. Five hooded figures sat motionlessly. Behind them were five ANBU's, arms folded. 4 from Konoha and 1 from Suna. ''why did you call me here?'' Tsunade asked feeling uneasy ''Hokage-sama. Six members of Akatsuki have been caught and killed. They will explain it to you.'' Ibiki said signalling to the ANBU.
''kunai'' came a voice from one of them.
''six'' a more timid one this time.
''katana'' a third screamed.
''cursing'' a fourth yelled.
''UN'' came the fifth.
''He had it coming'' they said in unison. Tsunade and Ibiki raised their eyebrows. It sounded like they were singing?
He had it coming''
He had it coming''
If you had been there,
If you had seen it.''
''I betcha you would have done the same'' The first ANBU on the left snarled pulling back their hood and taking off their mask to reveal pink hair and green eyes. Sakura started. ''You know how some people have these little habits. Like Itachi. Itachi liked to creat
FF13: Chrome pt 13Chapter 13: OerbaFF13: Chrome pt 134 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The valley filled with snow was lonely, depressing and as cold as Lightning's former disposition. Cocoon hung sadly above us, appearing closer than ever. Not a whisper of life impregnated the rocks or the winds that blew about the chill. Without speaking we headed forward. The only living thing here seemed to be the cie'th that were sprawled about between long stretches of rocky, snowy terrain.
After a long trek we found spinning turbines to be active still before us. The metal of it was rusted but its base was connected to a bridge of steel. Finally some green was seen on the horizon, trees beginning to show their heads once more. As we began to see homes and abandoned buildings, some moss was even still surviving. Grass was growing through the cracks of the sidewalks before us, leading into the tiny village.
Going down a few slopes, we neared a very expansive courtyard that looked to serve the purpose as town square in the past. Hope stared to the numerous homes and
KakuHidan child chapter 11Chapter 11KakuHidan child chapter 115 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Tenshi woke up surrounded, she was being surrounded. She could hear the footsteps everywhere her head could turn.
Everything felt very cold and dark as always.
She was yet again being pinned down by a stake through the ground, she could feel this..this pain.
This pain that felt so good to her, she did not try to reject it as usual.
She was enjoying it this time around, she smiled gleefully and giggled maniacally.
Even though she was being watched by the other dream people she didn't care. There were many of voices, some were of her family in the Akatsuki, and some were of the Konoha ninja.
They all circled around her body, Tenshi could hear Neji and Sakura and Naruto speaking, talking about how adorable she is.
But a voice had caught her attention, a certain .shadow voice had caught it.
"It's too late Tenshi-chan it's too late." It sang.
Tenshi snarled and lifted her head up to see the shadow man ri
LINK: An Owner's ManualCongratulations, O Wonderful Customer!LINK: An Owner's Manual6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
If you are reading this, then that means you have just purchased our latest model from the Legend of Zelda line-the LINK (ver 2.0) unit, from the lovely manufacturers of the Hyrule Company who gave you products such as the GANONDORF DRAGMIRE (1.0) unit. Please carefully read through this guide thoroughly as it will give you plenty of tips on how to properly care for your LINK unit.
Location of Manufacture: Hyrule
Weight: About 150 lbs. He's a lightweight he is.
Length: When approached for measurement, he ran away as fas as he could go.
Level of Skill: The LINK (ver 2.0) unit's skill varies and depends highly upon the cunning and intelligence of its owner. It could be terribly crafty (especially with puzzles), or depressingly useless (especially with puzzles that hide death traps).
Occupation: Hero of Time
Your LINK (ver 2.0) comes with the following accessories:
Love, IzunaMy dearest Madara-nii,Love, Izuna4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I know where this will all lead.
It hurts to think about, yes, but at the same time, I'm surprisingly calm about it.
I know you will win the war. You and Hashirama, together you are invincible. And you also have my eyes. I don't mind being blind, I never did. It was strange at first, and terrifying a bit scary, but I knew you were seeing the future for me, so I didn't really mind.
That's why I don't mind what I know will happen to me either.
You'll win the war, and I won't be there to celebrate it.
But it's okay, because you see it for me with my eyes, and you have Hashirama, and even Mito-san. I'm glad you finally trust her; she is the kindest woman I've ever met - ecxluding Mother, of course, but Mother would always be special to us.
But of course you don't need me to tell you how kind Mito-san is; you've already experienced it for yourself.
The purpose of this letter is to tell you I really don't mind too much. Of course, I will miss you terribly, and there
Toy Story: His HugsBuzz gave great hugs. Of this, Jessie was sure. You wouldn't think that, of course - him being made of plastic and all - but he did. Maybe it was the way he was shaped. Or maybe it was the fact that she herself was made of cloth, making the two different materials mesh together in a perfect sort of way.Toy Story: His Hugs4 years ago in Romance More Like This
And it wasn't just how he hugged, but when he did so. How he knew the exact moment to show up when Jessie was having a bad day, she didn't know. Maybe he was stalking her. Or maybe he had an intuition that went off the second someone around him was feeling less than okay.
Whatever the case, he was always there - just before Jessie felt as though she'd fall apart - hugging her close enough to keep her together.
And it was his hugs alone that had the power to do that. The power to put everything in perspective; literally turning Jessie's frown upside down. A single hug from Buzz accomplished more than a long talk into the night.
It was interesting because Jessie knew that, f
The Uncertain Future Ch. 26The Uncertain Future Ch. 264 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The entire town had been called into the streets. They were milling around, muttering quietly to each other and wondering what had caused the Sheriff and his Deputy to raise them from their beds so early in the morning.
Jessie observed them from the balcony above the saloon, her eyes narrowed as she tried to imagine these simple people fighting a futuristic space man and his green little minions. Needless to say, she couldn't.
Buzz placed his hand on her shoulder, and smiled slightly, then moved forward to stand next to the railing. Jessie noticed he had a new watch on his hi wrist, and a holster hooked to his belt - with a strange kind of gun in it.
"People of Andonnie!" He cried out to the townsfolk below. The muttering stopped almost immediately. "I have very important news, and I need all of you to remain calm." Jessie could see the citizens' eyes shifting back and forth nervously.
"We have learned that there is going to be an attack on Andonnie!" Buzz said. There was a collective
Nejiten - I didn't touch youThe ebon-haired young male shook his head, his face twisted in irritation, showing how frustrated he was. He turned his head towards his brown-haired teammate to try and explain the matter again. Tenten wasn't really interested in the subject Neji was blabbering on and on about, she would rather go look at the Sakura trees bloom, or take her first swim in the huge lake, it was spring after all, and weekend as well. She didn't really like the thought of spending time with Neji, when all he was talking about nowadays was his and Shikamaru's science experiments, or "interesting discoveries" as he referred to them as. Yet she was here, next to him, her hair tied in the usual buns on both sides of her head, listening to him going on and on about science crap she had no interest in. She had even left her weapons at home, eager to spend this beautiful day with her long-time crush. Now she was wondering why she even bothered, going to the mall with Ino was funnier than this.Nejiten - I didn't touch you4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Playboy payback chapter 8Playboy payback chapter 85 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Playboy payback chapter 8
Luna stuffed her gym uniform back into her locker and collapsed against it. Anko-sensei had run them ragged today. Her sisters turned the corner and they shared a look as they heard the boys march into the shower room. They had been playing football and the boys were caked in mud from head to toe, the Akatsuki had it the worst. They could hear Deidara complaining about how long it was gonna take to fix his hair. Even better was the fact that gym had been the last lesson so they could get outta there like bats out of hell.
Hinata gasped as a pair of tan encircled her waist. She turned her head to see a grinning Naruto. Sasuke and the others came through the door and stood by the lockers, cool as cucumbers.
''so boys, are the traps sent up?'' Tenten asked. Kiba nodded.
''Yeah, Gaara set them up. The crap you girls stuffed in there will start falling when they turn the showers on.'' Kiba said with a feral grin and Sakura nudged Luna making her snap out
Last Moon Rising 1Warnings: Right now, nothing really, but this has the potential to get dark and graphic. I will let you know chapter by chapter.Last Moon Rising 15 years ago in Romance More Like This
Last Moon Rising
It was the kind of afternoon that she would have been happier to spend training than cleaning, but somebody had to do it eventually. And, she knew, that Neji would have been just as happy to let the dust pile up for months if given the chance, as such things didn't seem to bother him. Not like it did her. It was one of those things TenTen sometimes wished that she'd known before she and Neji were married. It wouldn't have changed anything, but it might have spared her more than a few days of frustration.
After their first fight about it, he had explained that he hadn't spent much time at home before they were married and so he'd learned to just expect dust to be there. She understood that, on some level, but he wasn't trying overly hard to change it either. She had tried to ignore it until he did somethin
kakuHidan child chapter 13Chapter 13kakuHidan child chapter 135 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Neeeehh!!!! Papa get! UP!"
"Nah just five more minutes I'm eating you know." Naruto grumbled and slurred.
"Papa please get up now neh!" Tenshi pleaded.
Naruto didn't respond, he turned on the bed and lifted his buttox in the air and began scratching it. Well at least he acclomplished one thing that day.
"Lazy ass." Tenshi rolled her eyes.
Tenshi stamped her foot on the ground, she was going on her first mission with Naruto, Sakura, Captain YamaYama and that meanie old Sai. And she was already dressed in her flak and skirt.
Or she would, IF NARUTO WOULD GET UP! Tenshi folded her arms and pouted out her lips, thinking. How to get Naruto up from a good sleep?
She slapped the side of her head suddenly, it became so suddenly obvious to her. She grinned evily and gave her some room between themselves. Even only staying with Naruto for a couple days she has been able to analyze his attitude towards things.
"Sorry Papa, but this is revenge for US
Sakura Song Contest Chap. TwoSakura song contestSakura Song Contest Chap. Two5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 2: Naruto Nails It
The hall they had hired for the contest was decorated with a massive stage, a pit for the band they'd hired and a judges table complete with a throne on a raised dais behind it. The boys beamed at the product of their work.
''Sakura-chan and the others are gonna love it.'' Naruto said. The others nodded, glad they'd had the hindsight to invite Ino, Hinata, Tenten and Temari as judges. They didn't want Sakura to feel alone in this.
As if on cue, the doors swung open with a dull bang and six angels walked in, clad in black, floor length dresses and with dogtag necklaces. Sakura and the group behind her halted and gazed at the exquisite decor.
''I didn't know this level of excellance was attainable, you lot really out-did yourselfs.'' Tenten said, playing with one of her favourite tags.
The boys beamed brighter and clambered on stage as the girls took their places. Anko strode on stage, mic in hand and cheshire cat grin in place.
Sugar and CynicismShe offered me a cup and a raised eyebrow - I take my tea with equal parts brown sugar and cynicism these days - before graciously sinking into the empty seat across from me. I let the silence descend upon us as I sipped my tea and stared at her over the rim. She was uncomfortable; she would be the first to break it. That was always the way. It's strange to think I've become accustomed to something as bizarre as this so quickly, but there you have it. As much as I didn't want it in the first place, I'm comfortable with my new role now. Besides, it is fun to watch them squirm.Sugar and Cynicism4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This