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!
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.
TahnoXReader The Jerk and The Loser 11TahnoXReader The Jerk and The Loser 116 months 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
TahnoXReader The Jerk and The Loser 10TahnoXReader The Jerk and The Loser 107 months 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
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!"
Challenge 1: BlueChallenge 1: Blue4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Katara ran, her heart pounding in her legs. He was coming for her; she could her his feet lightly hitting the soft earth before kicking off again. Katara's breath came out in quick, harsh gasps, though she hadn't been running for very long. Suddenly she skidded to a stop at the edge of the ground, where it turned to rock and shot at an almost straight angle down to the water below. She laughed, as she had been since Zuko began chasing her.
"Come on!" she called before leaping into the air and diving straight into the clear water. She came to the surface for breath and called Zuko again.
"Are you kidding me?" he yelled from the cliff. He laughed, but his eyes showed cautious hesitation.
"It's called 'cliff-diving,' Zuko. It's fun! Just jump!"
She heard him groan even from many feet below, and then he was airborne, screaming with excitement at the rush, the same rush Katara felt not only in the jump but whenever she was with him. It was incredible how alive she felt right then. She
Bosami - BreatherThough the food Pema had cooked looked delicious, Asami just wasn't hungry.Bosami - Breather2 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,"
please to meet you Meeloplease to meet you Meelo5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Tenzin and Korra flew threw the air on there 2 leged bison with wigs. "where are we going?" Tenzin asked well stearing the animal hybrid. "Just keep heading north west till I tell you." she said sternly. A fue hours past with no stops. "Korra we gotta land soon amo is getting tyred and personetly I need a a brake too!" Tenzin pleased and turned his head. His eyes open his eye's wide to see that korra was deap in her magazen "water tibes next top model".
Tenzin smiled and surked a little "I didn't know you were in to that tipe of thing". Korra supised, quickly hide the magazen and practied a small fire bending routen. "No I'm not." she blufed, "it's just a little longer ok."
several minuts later .
"Waaa! Were there, Tenzin land! As they landed Tenzin took a good look around. "Northern fire natshon? Korra what's this about? we were going to Omashoe"! Korra's face scringed "shhh if the people notise that I'm here-"
it was to late, people from the town started runing
Due Date Ch.1 EdWin The sun was shining brightly overhead without a cloud in sight, a usual summer day when living in Resembool. The autumn was cool, the winter was freezing, the spring was just right, and the summer was blazing. Though on this particular summer day, Winry was feeling hotter than usual.Due Date Ch.1 EdWin3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She sat out on the porch of their house, fanning herself with her hand and smiling when the sun casted light off of her new ring. Yup, I’m married now! She thought this happily, while putting her hand out from under the shade of the porch and into the blinding sunlight, admiring it.
They had just gotten married a few months ago, six to be exact, and they were the best months of her life. Though, her husband did get on her nerves quite a lot, they were still the best months.
“Stop staring at that thing would you?”
Ah, there he was now, “Hmph, why should I? And don’t call it ‘that thing’!I like it, it’s pretty, and t
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
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- 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
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
Hope Ch.20 The End Relief couldn’t even begin to describe Ed’s feelings now. The bastard would be taken away to Central, everyone was safe, and best of all Winry had regained her memory. He had been completely sick with fear that she wouldn’t ever remember who her family was, who he was. Though he was overjoyed that she had remembered everything, he was angry that Erlich had shoved a needle in her arm to do it. Just like what he did to me in Germany.Hope Ch.20 The End3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
As they were walking back to the hotel, he looked at Winry’s exposed arm; a blue and purple bruise had formed where the needle was harshly shoved into her.
Winry noticed Ed’s stare and sighed, “It’s alright Ed, and it hardly even hurts, so don’t worry about it ok?” She flashed him a reassuring smile and looked back in front of her, wanting to see all the changes to Rush Valley.
Ed, not totally convinced, spoke again, “Hmm. Are you sure? It looks pretty painfu
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 EdWin2 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
Stairway to Paradise- Ch11- FMA Fan FictionRoy couldn't quite keep the wince off of his face as Alphonse poured antiseptic over the bite wound in his forearm. It was a nasty injury; two ragged, crimson half-moons punctured into his flesh that dribbled blood down his wrist with every pump of his heart. "I'm not sure that you shouldn't go to the infirmary for this, Colonel," Al said, sounding somehow guilty, as if he were the one that bit Roy. "It's pretty deep."Stairway to Paradise- Ch11- FMA Fan Fiction2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"And here I had always assumed his bark was worse than his bite," Roy commented wryly, dabbing at the excess bloody fluid with a clean towel. "Just wrap it and I'll check on it in the morning."
Even without a face to work with, Alphonse managed to convey his disapproval easily enough. "Okay," was all he said though, thick fingers rifling through Roy's first aid kit for some gauze.
Silence stretched between them as Roy watched Al work, his eyes following the young boy's movements, but his mind back to the look on Ed's face right after he bit him.
There, with his back agai
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
Due Date Ch.5 EdWinEd ran with all his might, his leg was basically torturing him. This was the worst it had ever hurt him. Usually he stayed indoors while it was raining, refraining from moving around too much in order to avoid such pain, but there he was running throughout Resembool’s field and into the forest, pretending there was no pain at all.Due Date Ch.5 EdWin3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“D-damn….it” He was running out of breath quickly, he had run almost a miles distance in about three minutes time.
Running throughout his childhood forest, he noticed the sun had sunk over the horizon completely, leaving him running through the dark aimlessly. There was nothing that was going to stop him, not even the fact that he was practically blind at the moment, the only thing he could think about was Winry and the baby.
Why did she stay out so late? She didn’t see the storm clouds coming? Ed was becoming increasingly worried over the fact that Winry hadn’t noticed that there was a storm coming, Did som
Stairway to Paradise- Ch12- FMA Fan FictionEd had always paced when he was nervous. When his mind was racing a mile a minute, it was like his body felt the need to keep up, and the urge to move was not one that could be easily stifled.Stairway to Paradise- Ch12- FMA Fan Fiction1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
But even that small luxury was denied him. He sat on Mustang's couch, hand curled around Alphonse's knee and Alphonse's broad hand on his shoulder. He shifted, bouncing his real leg up and down, leaning up and back, curling his body underneath the blanket and straightening it. His skin was cold and clammy from sweat, but his face seemed to be burning up, and he felt that horrible, sick feeling as if his stomach were about to heave what little was in it all over the floor.
He had heard the car pull up outside a while ago now. Or at least it seemed a while ago . . . his sense of time wasn't very accurate anymore, but he knew why they were sitting out there, waiting. He knew exactly what they were waiting for.
Mustang would have told her everything, or at least everything he could. And Winry would b
Like a Dog- FMA FanFiction- One-shotA/N: If you'd like, read Ed's dialogue as if reading the German language. Not that I know a lot (i.e: knows nothing) about the German language, but the sound of the language itself is what I was going for c:Like a Dog- FMA FanFiction- One-shot1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Roy Mustang was not stupid, by any means. He was brilliant, cunning, calculating, and very much the military mastermind others claimed him to be.
This is not to say he did not have the occasional lapse in judgment.
“You broke my brother!” Alphonse said accusingly, small voice frantic as his red eyes darted from Roy to his brother.
Said brother was currently standing in the middle of Roy’s office, golden eyes glaring with full intensity at his commanding officer and face red with anger.
“This isn’t my fault!” Roy insisted. “If you’re going to blame anyone, blame Havoc! He’s the one that let him sneak right on by!”
“That’s not fair, Boss!” Havoc whined from the sofa next to Alphons
Stairway to Paradise- Ch9- FMA Fan FictionRoy was pleased to see his house was still standing when he came home from work.Stairway to Paradise- Ch9- FMA Fan Fiction2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He quickly transitioned from his car to the house, ducking inside out of the cold winter air. Weather reports said it was due to snow during the week and he was not looking forward to it at all.
"Boys?" he called, depositing a bag of library books on the floor before bolting the door and hanging his coat on the rack beside him.
"In here," Al answered from the kitchen.
Ditching his shoes and keys, Roy unbuttoned his military jacket and made his way to the kitchen. His nose suddenly caught the scent of tomatoes and garlic, making his stomach rumble hopefully as he stepped into the warm kitchen.
Alphonse was bent over the counter, slicing up onions while Ed was perched on the cabinet by the stove, his only arm absently stirring a pot of something over the burner beside him. Despite the two moving beings present though, there was a sort of stillness to everything. The air was permeated by the rich, nostalgic s
Toy Soldier- Fullmetal AlchemistThe silence was stifling, and the darkness consuming as he unlocked the door and gave it a weary shove. His eyes did a cursory sweep of the room, a habit he couldn’t shake no matter how improbably the danger. Everything was as he had left it. Books and papers were piled high on his desk, an insurmountable chore he would never be finished with. The bookshelves lining the walls were neatly organized, and the seating area was undisturbed. All was as it should be.Toy Soldier- Fullmetal Alchemist2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
No one was here at this hour. Roy shouldn’t even be here at this hour. It was three in the morning, after all.
But he couldn’t sleep, try as he might. With the latest break in the Scar investigation, his mind refused to be silenced, analyzing data and trying to piece together events, even when he begged it to shut down.
If he was going to be awake anyway, he might as well accomplish something.
He shut the door behind him with more force than necessary, annoyed at the whole scenario. It settled in its frame with
LOK: The Terror Within ReviewLOK: The Terror Within Review8 months 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