Being Dai-LiA flick of the wrist, is all it really takes.Being Dai-Li8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am commanded to my duty, whatever the stakes.
That gesture can execute the task at hand.
I see the fear in your eyes, and I understand.
Its a surprise to me, looking down at you.
Im sorry dear friend, but it's something I must do.
Ive told you once, a thousand times more!
My companions will catch you, its this job they adore!
You took not my warnings, nor heeded my pleas.
As I told you that day, youre down on your knees.
Ohh Light how I wish, I could take it all back.
But with a snap of my fingers, I hear just a crack.
I hide my stains behind my low brim.
I wallow in shame, as I listen to him.
Congratulations, praise is given to me.
You have done well, youve done your duty.
As the lines file out, and the flickering lights fade.
I see only your face, and the lines your smile made.
I should have protected you, prevented that day.
But its not all my fault, it was the only way!
Warring FireThe SearchWarring Fire2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The sky was covered in crimson as Sozin’s comet flew over the planet.
“AAAHHHH!” Bolin leaped over the roof and slid down it in a panic. Titles broke off below him. Flames blew behind him just missing the frightened earth bender. Bolin hit the ground, rolling onto his feet. “Mako, cut it out!”
Mako landed on the rooftop of one of the many houses in the capital of the Fire Nation. “I told you I would roast you, Earth bender.” The raging fire bender tapped two of his fingers from both hands and swiftly moved them around to create lightning around him. He thrust his fingers out and blasted his lightning bolt down for at Bolin.
TahnoXReader The Jerk and The Loser 11TahnoXReader The Jerk and The Loser 111 year ago in Romance More Like This
Part 11 - Change
“When we hit our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change.”
Tahno allowed you to lead him to the vanity in his bedroom the following week. Once again you seemed to believe he didn’t need his beauty sleep, not that he would call his current appearance beautiful at all. He could hardly see himself in the male reflected in the mirror. Though, he had to admit that he looked a lot better recently, not nearly as pale as he was last week and he actually bothered to be more motivated and bother with his appearance. Your hands were placed firmly on his shoulders and you pushed him down so that he sat on the stool. “Hmph, I remember when I was the one manhandling you,” Tahno said softly and a small smirk crossed his face. Now that he is seated you carefully you combed your fingers through Tahno’s messy hair and smile at him in the mirror. “You were such a jerk, dragging me around
Bosami - BreatherThough the food Pema had cooked looked delicious, Asami just wasn't hungry.Bosami - Breather3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"May I be excused?" she asked. Tenzin and Pema looked worried, but they nodded and she left the room. Asami opened the front door and sat on the stone steps in front. She sighed.
The door creaked, and Asami turned around. Bolin came to her side.
"Hey… Are you alright?" he asked, sitting down beside her. "You looked a bit distraught at dinner." He had a concerned look on his face.
"Oh, it's nothing. I just… need a breather, you know, after all that's happened," Asami said, looking down at her hands, which were folded in her lap.
"Would you like to go out?" Bolin asked, then froze. "I – I mean, like… go out… into the city?"
Asami giggled. "Alright, sure." She and Bolin got up and walked together to the docks. They took a short ferry ride into the city.
"So, what would you like to do first?" Asami asked.
"Would you like to go to Narook's?" Bolin asked, gesturing towards the building up ahead.
"No, I'm nor hungry,"
TahnoXReader The Jerk and The Loser 10TahnoXReader The Jerk and The Loser 101 year ago in Romance More Like This
Part 10 – Distance
“See you at home heart breaker!”
“___, come out! We haven’t seen you in days and we are starting to worry,” Mako said as he pressed his ear lightly against your bedroom door. Bolin ran his hands through his hair then pressed his own ear to the door. Korra chuckled softly at the brothers and crossed her arms over her chest. “Please ___? Bolin and Mako have been staying at the Sato Estate since Amon’s attack on the Probending stadium and it was pretty hard to drag Bolin away from the pool and life of luxury,” Korra called and gently knocked on the door. The door swung open which caused Mako to fall down since he had been leaning against it while waiting to hear your reply. Korra flashed a lopsided grin at you. In return you gave Korra, Bolin, and Mako half a smile. “Sorry I made you worry,” you say genuinely and easily catch Pabu who jumped off of Bolin
Avatar- Book 4 AirBOOK 4 AIRAvatar- Book 4 Air3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 1 The days after..
The evening was setting on Ba Sing Se... in the midst of the celebrations and parties that followed the avatars victory over the fire lord weeks before. People from all corners of the Earth kingdom and water tribes and even the fire nation were in attendance, celebrating in the streets and tearing down the once shadowing monuments the previous fire lord had put up in their city.
The entire gang was taking some much needed rest in their new home in the upper ring of the city. It was a modest home nestled near the Jasmine Dragon that Iroh had reconquered for himself, making it the official Pai-sho tea shop in the the upper ring.
Sokka suddenly poked his crutch up in the air to get everyone's attention
"Guys....I just realized something".
Toph leaned back in her chair and smirked looking at the ceiling, "Your ponytail makes you look a little girlie?"
"IT is a warriors WOLF TAIL!" Sokka said matter of factly pointing to his hair
Warring Fire Ch.2Alter MemoriesWarring Fire Ch.22 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Korra rode Naga around a corner near the warehouse where everyone else was waiting. She leaped off of the polar bear dog and jogged over to the others. “You really found the people who changed the past?”
“Yes,” Mako said. He pointed over toward the warehouse. “They’re inside that warehouse.”
“Then let’s get going,” Korra said.
“We have to be careful,” Tenzin said. “If they notice us before we can get into a position to attack they could destroy the machine before we have a chance to use it to fix the past.”
Prologue- Second Nature I should be running.Prologue- Second Nature7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Zuko knew that, but somehow it didnt happen. He wasnt running, he was kneeling on a bridge, staring over the edge at the freezing water below. Water that, minutes ago, had come alive and plucked Admiral Zhao from the bridge. Fool. He deserved it. Yet Zuko had still tried to help him, although he couldnt have said why. He watched Zhao sink from his sight, down into the canal.
The full moon shone in the night sky above him, as though nothing had ever happened. As though nothing had threatened to upset the careful balance the spirits held over the entire world. Zuko had never considered himself an especially spiritual person, but one did not spend years in Uncles company and not pick up on a few things.
Secret LoveSecret Love4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hey, Zuko," Mai said, playing with her hair 'subtly'. "Do you want to go on a walk with me?"
"Em sure," Zuko responded, smiling slightly at her.
What?? I thought. No! Nonono, this girl is soo NOT gonna try and take Zuko away from me, just when I'm so close! I attempt to stop them.
"Hey, it wouldn't really be a sleepover if you guys left," I said weakly.
"Whose idea was it for us to have a slumber party again?" Toph asked lazily.
"Meeee!" Aang said happily. Sokka groaned. "Where's my food?! It's not a party if there's no food!"
"Hey, it's been a while guys, let's catch up!" Aang said.
"Twinkletoes, you sound like a freaking GIRL," Toph said. Aang pouted at that.
"Aaaaaaang," Sokka whined. "Guys don't pout!"
"Guys don't whine either," Mai said.
Sokka pondered at this. "Hmmm, emo girl's got a point."
"A-anyways," I said, trying to get back on topic, "It's rude to walk out on a slumber party, right? I mean, Aang is kind of hosting it."
"Hey! I thought we all are!"
Pet Project"Prince Zuko!" Iroh shouted. He had just come back from the marketplace, as he had started a new search for a lotus tile since Zuko threw his old one over a waterfall.Pet Project10 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"What is it Uncle? Have you found the Avatar?" Prince Zuko asked impatiently.
"Even better!" Iroh was holding something behind his back. Zuko tried to get a better look at what it was but his uncle kept the thing well hidden behind himself.
"… Well what is it?" Zuko said kind of annoyed and unenthusiastic. It was probably just something stupid since the way he saw it, his uncle was amused by the weirdest things.
"I don't wanna guess! Tell me what it is!"
"You take the fun out of everything." Iroh pulled his arms around to his front. He was holding a small dog about the size of a house cat. Probably still just a puppy. His fur was a faded auburn color and it was matted and smelled like something had died.
"WHAT IS THAT?!?!" Zuko couldn't tell it was a dog with all the fur in its eyes. He thought it was a huge rat
Due Date Ch.8 EdWinHis heart was pounding what seemed like two-hundred beats per minutes, and he was sure that his entire face gad gone completely scarlet. He could feel the heat spreading from his face down into his toes. It was maddeningly uncomfortable, but he was doing it. Finally this words he had been carrying for two years were going to come out into the open. Though when he did speak them, they weren’t what he had planned at all.Due Date Ch.8 EdWin3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
With all of his might, he pointed his finger to her and yelled his words, “Equivalent Exchange!!! I’ll give half of my life to you, if you give me half of yours to me!!!!”
SHIIIIT!!! Why did equivalent exchange come up?! That was wrong!! I didn’t mean that part! Damn it, can I get a redo?! Shit, what is she going to say?! She always hates it when I bring up alchemy into affairs where they didn’t belong! Crap, crap, crap, she’s gonna hate me!
“Ahhh, come on. Do you have to treat everything like alchemy?! The w
LOK: The Terror Within ReviewLOK: The Terror Within Review1 year ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hey everyone. First of all, fuck Nickelodeon.
Their treatment of this series has been absolutely pathetic. This franchise is the best thing that’s ever happened to them – fuck Spongebob Squarepants - and yet when it comes to Korra they seem to want to take any chance they can get to screw them over.
Nick, these guys gave you The Last Airbender, arguably the greatest animated series ever made, you should let these guy do what they want on faith alone. Instead you seem to want to do anything in your power to fuck them over, and in this case blame them when ratings decline.
Nick, you’re Electronic Arts-ing your best ongoing show. For shame.
....with my rant finished, let us take a look at today’s new episode!
What I Liked
The GLORIOUS Fight Scene
With my annual weekly salivating of the shows fight scenes, this episodes may just be the best one yet. The usual compliments are all here; it was beautifully animated and well choreog
Whiteout- Ch2 Fullmetal Alchemist Fan FictionAlphonse scrambled through the snow, pushing forward as fast as his body would allow. He had backtracked for almost a quarter mile and still no sign of Ed. “Brother! BROTHER!” he screamed into the blizzard. Where was he? How could he have gotten so far behind?Whiteout- Ch2 Fullmetal Alchemist Fan Fiction2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
And how could Al have been so stupid! He was so mad, so intent on giving Ed the cold shoulder that he didn’t even think about what the weather was doing to him. Just because Al couldn’t feel the cold didn’t mean Ed wouldn’t. What if he was lost? This blizzard would kill him if he didn’t find shelter soon!
The snow was almost halfway up his shins and continuing to pile up at an alarming rate, and his big brother was nowhere to be found.
Al didn’t have a heart, but he felt like there was one being ripped out of his chest.
“EDWARD!” his voice cracked with a sob at the end. If he couldn’t find him . . . if he died because of his selfish stupidity. . .
No. He wouldn
Restricted Ch.2Restricted Ch.23 years ago in Drama More Like This
Ed looked at him fearfully, his eyes glistening with unshed tears. He was prepared to snatch it out of his hand at a moment's notice, when Roy surprised him. Roy Mustang extended the book to his youngest charge, hand shaking slightly.
"Take it. I don't want anything to do with it."
Mouth opening slightly, Ed froze up completely and studied his commander's eyes. Is it some sort of trick? Did I really convince him?
Ed paused for a long moment until Mustang summoned up a tone that left no room for questions. "I said take it, Fullmetal."
Without any more hesitation, Edward reached for the book. He snatched it from Roy's tight grasp with a heated glare. But inside, he felt a rush of relief.
Roy's open hand slowly closed into a fist. Deep shame shown on his face before he looked away and strove to appear angry, but his eyes still revealed his distress.
Putting his feet under him, Ed quickly stood up and wiped away any lingering blood on his mouth with his sleeve. He
Due Date Ch.2 EdWin The night had passed without any more sleep for Winry, on the other hand, when she would look at Ed, he had his hand on his exposed stomach and was sleeping like a rock, snoring away. Well, at least one of us can sleep soundly, she thought with irritation. The possibility of her being pregnant was still wracking her brain; therefore, she had no sleep.Due Date Ch.2 EdWin3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
When Ed had finally gotten up, she feigned her unawareness, letting him get dressed and go to work as usual. Even though Ed didn’t have his alchemy anymore, his knowledge hadn’t disappeared. After he had gotten back from his trip to the west, the current Fuhrer of Amestris, Roy Mustang, had asked him to come back to the military and share what he had learned with the rest of the alchemists, as well as Alphonse. Reluctantly Ed had agreed, knowing that he would have to make a living somehow and he now boarded a train for Central four days out of the week.
So, she kept her eyes closed, hoping he wouldn’t not
Due Date Ch.16 EdWinIf she were to say that her world was black, it would’ve been a lie. A better description would be that it was an assortment of colors. Blue, green, purple, yellow, and red; red being the overbearing one. They would come with all the different pains she was feeling. Blue for a cold pain, green for nausea, purple for god knows what, yellow for the harsh light that hit her all too sensitive eyes, and red was for the excruciating pain she felt radiating from her abdomen.Due Date Ch.16 EdWin3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
And to make it all worse, she was surprisingly aware of everything that was happening to her. It was almost like she was trapped under a thin veil, her consciousness threatening to break through at any moment. She knew that there were doctors operating above her, she knew that she had gone into a frighteningly early labor, and she knew that Ed wasn’t there. From what she had heard while being wheeled into an operating room, Ed had been told to stay behind.
She was infuriatingly frustrated herself. How could sh
Heart- Ch7- Fullmetal Alchemist Fan FictionRoy tore through the forest in a hobbling sprint, constantly listening for the sounds of battle and adjusting his course accordingly.Heart- Ch7- Fullmetal Alchemist Fan Fiction2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He was doing all in his power to keep the image of Ed, standing in the woods alone, sick and injured, out of his mind.
It wasn’t as far away as he had thought; the forest must have distorted the noise, for it wasn’t ten minutes before he tore into the clearing, right back at the river.
The place looked like ground zero for the apocalypse, as if giant hands had reached down from the heavens and tore the earth asunder. Nothing was as it should be, with trees and rocks shattered, plates of earth slicing through the water’s surface, and river stones transformed into sharp spikes.
He quickly located Alphonse, caught in dangerous close combat with Scar. The boy’s armor was a mass of dents, and part of his breastplate was simply missing, but as Ed had often bragged, Alphonse was a skilled martial artist and was holding off the older man
Due Date Ch.12 EdWinAlphonse and May walked into the house with their grocery bags in hand. They’d just gotten back from the only grocers open in Resembool because of the freak snowstorm that had occurred two days ago. Everything else was still snowed in, so they had to walk pretty far just to get there and back.Due Date Ch.12 EdWin3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“It’s still way too cold out there!” May complained in her squeaky, yet cute voice as they entered the house.
“Yeah, it’s never been this cold around this time of year.” Alphonse replied as he held the door open for her.
They both shuffled their way into the kitchen, and began putting the food away when May stopped her movement.
“What is it?” Al asked.
She pivoted herself around and face Al, craning her neck upwards, “It’s quiet.”
Al stopped for a second and realized that she was right. No one had come to meet them yet. “Huh, that’s odd." He carried on putting the food away, "Whenever I come here, the
Heart- Ch6- Fullmetal Alchemist Fan FictionHonestly, Roy had slept better.Heart- Ch6- Fullmetal Alchemist Fan Fiction2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He had spent most of the night propped against the cavern walls in a light doze. One reason was the constant threat of Scar showing up at any moment. He honestly hoped the man was remotely human and needed sleep like everyone else. With any luck, he had bedded down somewhere for the night, but as Roy was starting to realize, luck was in short supply. He wasn't about to take any chances by letting the man catch them completely dead to the world.
The other reason his slumber had been so light was that Ed had fallen asleep on his shoulder, and eventually on his lap, the fever making him restless and sometimes downright violent. Roy had received an automail fist in his jaw for his trouble. Thankfully there wasn't much force in it, so there wouldn't be much more than a bruise, but it did nothing to improve Roy's sleep.
It was a long night, and Roy vaguely wondered if the sun would ever come up.
Eventually, morning came, and with it, the desperate need to keep
Heart- Ch3- Fullmetal Alchemist Fan FictionEd woke up with his injury aching, a crick in his neck, his pants and coat tail soaking wet, and instead of breakfast, found their food stores, which had once been tied safely in the branches of a small tree, lying on the rain-soaked earth and completely ruined.Heart- Ch3- Fullmetal Alchemist Fan Fiction2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He was not a morning person to begin with, and with the hopes of breakfast lying in a puddle on the ground, he was positively livid.
"Brother . . ." Al said warningly, sensing the turn in his mood.
Ed ignored him. With the fire of his anger as fuel, he stalked over to the tent to seek retribution for his empty stomach, splashing through puddles as the sky rumbled with thunder and echoed his temper. He flung open the tent flaps to regard Hughes and Mustang, still sleeping soundly in the predawn stillness.
Completely oblivious to his starvation.
"WHO WAS THE IDIOT THAT TIED UP THE FOOD?!"
Mustang and Hughes jumped a mile high, Hughes' hand scrambling for his throwing knives, and Mustang groping for his gloves.
Perhaps it was a mi
Heart- Ch8- END- Fullmetal Alchemist Fan FictionNormal people would be completely unconscious after trauma like that. Normal people didn’t shift and stare and hold onto scraps of metal so impossibly tight after experiences like that.Heart- Ch8- END- Fullmetal Alchemist Fan Fiction2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
But Ed had proven time and time again that he wasn’t normal.
His eyes were open by the time Hughes and Roy were able to reach his side, blank gold circles that stared at something neither man could see. Roy could make out a plate of metal in the boys hands, pressed to his chest tight enough to turn his knuckles white, but gently enough to not damage the precious blood seal there.
And of blood . . . there was so much of it, and no way to tell who it belonged to. Scar was a mutilated mess lying in the dirt, covered in swollen bruises, deep gashes and red fluid. Roy transmuted the man’s unconscious form to a tree, unwilling and unable to deal with him at the time. He turned away from him in complete and utter contempt. Perhaps it was wrong, but they had enough on their plate without worry
Stairway to Paradise- Ch1- FMA Fan FictionThere reaches a point where you believe it can't get any worse.Stairway to Paradise- Ch1- FMA Fan Fiction2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
When you get past that point, they call it a nightmare.
When you pass that, well, then it must be called purgatory.
He had had a lot of time to think it over, and that's what he decided this was: Purgatory.
He felt something latch onto his automail foot and cried out, heart racing and hand flying to instinctively cover his throat as he kicked out. The creature let out a surprised yelp and its presence slinked back, away from his corner.
He had been dozing again, taking advantage of the brief snippets of peace between agonies, but he could never truly sleep. Not when he was so cold and so hungry. Not when he shared this tiny cell with three feral wolves that would much rather eat him than leave him to his rest. He thought he had gotten his bluff in on them in the beginning, thrashing them every time they so much as looked at him funny, but he had been told animals had a sixth sense for weakness.
Well, if he was anything rig
Due Date Ch.13 EdWinThe snow fell onto their heads slowly while they continued their walk to Winry’s doctor. A flake landed and held its form on her hand forDue Date Ch.13 EdWin3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
a second before her unnatural body heat melted it away. It tugged at her heart for some reason, seeing it fade away on the palm of her hand, like she had purposely made it disappear. A feeling that was completely unreasonable but she felt it nonetheless.
Weak as they were, she lifted her eyes from her hand, and scoped out the hills of Resembool. A familiar sight, exactly the same as whe she was a child, vast and some parts still unknown to her. Only now, it was blanketed in a bright white, threatening to make her eyes shut as she stared at it. The white made it beautiful, but also lonely in a way. Like that white needed a friend to accompany it, just as Ed was accompanying her through the snowy ground.
Edward had been walking and carrying her for a solid forty minutes already, and his breath was still even; he hadn’t shown one sign of fat