They left me one by oneOne day Confidence packed his bags and left. I caught him by the door just when he was about to leave. The moment I saw his bags, I realized what was happening. This was not the first time Confidence had walked out on me.They left me one by one4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Where are you going?" I asked, trying not to sound terrified.
"Away", he answered bluntly, and grabbed the door knob.
"Why?" I asked. "Have I done something to upset you?"
"You already know why," Confidence said and looked at me with his fierce eyes. "You never listen to me, no matter what I say."
"But I do!"
"No, you don't."
And that was it. I didn't get a chance to say anything else before Confidence slammed the door in my face. Trembling, I sank down on the doormat. He'll come back, I thought to myself, he always comes back.
But this time he didn't.
During the next few days, I shut myself in my bedroom and no one but Misery and Self-hatred were allowed in. Neither of them were any good at comforting me though. They just told me how worthless I was, and
Mixed Messages"You don't have to do anything you don't want to,"Mixed Messages3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"Well sometimes you just have to do things
you don't want to do,"
"Be your own person,"
"Why can't you just be like everybody else?"
"Killing is wrong,"
"We are going to war!"
"Love is natural and wonderful,"
"It's not normal nor right!"
"Just do the best you can,"
"You can do better,"
"Stay young for as long as you can,"
and I'm over here,
wondering what the
fuck they want from me.
Twilight Part 2 ProloguePrologueTwilight Part 2 Prologue7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
May 20. 8.45 PM
One year Later
A whole year ago he had been to one of these events and he had not enjoyed it. He had been watching then, not participating and he had not enjoyed it. A whole year ago, he had been on the verge of failing high school. Not because he wasn't smart, he just didn't like it. Didn't like cliques, didn't like sports, didn't like classes, didn't like teachers. No one liked him either for the most part. No one thought he was smart enough for school. Too drugged up, fucked up and lazy. Even he had trouble believing that all it took was a graduated senior and a promise of a Porsche of his choice for his very own to nudge him alone. There was also the matter of two years of college, but that could come later.
Deidara was happy his last name was in the beginning of the long list of graduates for his class. He might have finished with grades that no one expected, but that didn't mean he wanted to stay in this formal, ugly-as-shit dress and hat they made
Twilight Chapter 1 ItaDeiTwilightTwilight Chapter 1 ItaDei8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Summer was drawing to an end, fighting against the fall for more time in the year. Despite it nearly being mid October, the weather was warm - painfully warm. The sun beat down on the heads of those walking the ground under it's rays as they went about their daily business. Those owning cars had the benefit of a roof and air conditioning, but those that walked loathed the transfer of buildings they required to go through their day. They were the ones that acknowledged the sun most, glaring at it angrily or simply complaining to those suffering with them. Green was nearly finished being overtaken by the warm colors of summer and all anyone wanted was to hid indoors or relax in a body of water to regain the liquid lost from sweat. Students filing into the parking lot of the high school didn't bother with the colors around them in their hurry to get out of the sun.
A black Mazda rolled into t
Twilight Chapter 9 ItaDeiTwilightTwilight Chapter 9 ItaDei8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Daichi had spent the first hour of Itachi's first visit to his garage showing the Uchiha around. It was there he got to see the rest his eyes didn't intake on his first glance around. If it hadn't been for the structures holding the cars, their voices would have echoed a lot. Up the stairs was the open second floor filled with chairs and sofas and even a card table. This was the place to relax and hang out. There were a few bunks against the wall with heavy curtains for privacy, but the majority of the bunks was on the first floor behind a heavy garage door. Or a regular door, if you didn't want to make a racket opening the larger door. The bunking room was large, though it didn't look so with the bunks that appeared to be built into the two walls they lined. Through the door on the other end was the bathroom which was equally large. Itachi thought he counted at least six showers and a row of sinks before he was pulled back into the main part of the garage.
Twilight Chapter 3 ItaDeiTwilightTwilight Chapter 3 ItaDei8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The clouds above rumbled above, too far away to be anything more then rain and grumbles. There wasn't even lightning in the sky. The sky had been crying for three days now. Almost as though it were sad that Deidara hadn't been to school in three days. No that couldn't be it, Itachi decided as he drummed his finger against the wheel of the car. Why would anyone be sad in the absence of him? No, the only thing people would be sad about is that they couldn't get their drugs. Most would be happy he wasn't in school. Not him. Not Uchiha Itachi. Uchiha Itachi hated Deidara and was pissed off that he hadn't been to school as much as he wished he would never return. However if he didn't return he would not get an A on this assignment and it was due in two days. This had gone on too long. He did not want to do this, b
Twilight Chapter 11 ItaDeiTwilightTwilight Chapter 11 ItaDei7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Despite his loss in the bet, Deidara got his night out to party like he wanted. It was free too, though Itachi wasn't the one paying for it. Everyone had missed him. Everyone wanted to know where he had been. Everyone wanted to celebrate his return. If it wasn't for the bitterness he'd left the Uchiha estate with, it would have been an excellent night. He lost count of his drinks, forgotten in the blur of dancing bodies, the buzz of drugs. He enjoyed himself, but there was still the edge of angry disappointment in him. He hadn't known. Suspected, but hadn't known. He had thought his offer of tutoring was the attempts to get closer to him, trying to get him to do what he wanted; maybe impress Daichi, get up on his good side. To get his father angry... to get back at him for his cruelty towards Itachi. Perhaps it was a little of it
Twilight Chapter 2 ItaDeiTwilightTwilight Chapter 2 ItaDei8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
One would imagine how difficult it must be to get up in the morning after a evening of pain and a night of silence to return to school and once again be the perfect student. A model student, a genius, and an Uchiha. No one knew of the life of the eldest Uchiha brother outside of school save for his brother, not even his mother was aware of it. The night before, as always when problems happened, Sasuke had come into his room with a sandwich and drink for him and asked if he needed anything. Itachi, studying as though nothing had happened, told him he was fine and should do his home work. Those in the world who share similar lives and wish to hide them understand the processes one goes to cover evidence away from others. Make up was easy to acquire and only an adequate amount was needed to hide anything on his face. Long sleeves, forged doctor's notes, fight stories. Thankful
Twilight Chapter 16 ItaDeiTwilightTwilight Chapter 16 ItaDei7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Pack and kisses. Pack and lecture. Pack and advice. God he wished he could just pack with out the other stuff involved. It was making the whole situation because he kept having to pause to listen. He loved his mother. He really did, but did she really thing that he would forget to do his laundry at college? Forget to check expiration dates before buying food and drinks? Just because his mother had done nearly everything for him didn't mean he didn't know how to take care of himself. He could even cook a little. Well... ramen, peanut butter and jelly, grilled cheese, tuna sandwiches and rice. But you could live off that stuff. And he did know what was healthy for him. She had been trying to give him healthy recipes until Itachi finally pointed out to her that the school had a cafeteria and he would be getting his meals
Faerie RingRound and roundFaerie Ring8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Singing our peace
Ashes to ashes
Fleece to fleece
Mushrooms and toadstools
Flowers and leaves
Magic and beauty
But the parent grieves
And humans no choice
Sing with us Sisters
Dance with us Brothers
If you're looking for danger
You can find no others
Like Alice...Mommy says that I'm just like Alice. The Alice from the book. She says it's because I have pretty blonde hair and because I like sweet things. So I told her that I like white rabbits too. I like them because they are so soft and cute. When I told her that, mommy smiled and said yet again that I was just like Alice. It made me happy, because I like that story. So I asked mommy if I would see Wonderland someday, and she said that it was very likely to happen. She ruffled my hair, and went into her room. She does that a lot. When I ask her why, she says that she's dreaming her own world, and needs to be alone. I found it funny, because mommy is just like Alice too. She's pretty like Alice, with the same big blue eyes. I have plain green eyes. Mommy once said they were like daddy's, but I was still sad. Because I don't have pretty eyes like mommy's. Alice's eyes.Like Alice...4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
They both are very alike. Mommy talks to herself a lot too, just like Alice did. But when she does that, mommy sometimes gets re
We'll count the years on the constellationsshe was a girl who lived on the edge of a calendar,We'll count the years on the constellations1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
who never knew the date;
she worked in days, weather patterns
would meet you when the sun looked like
it was being speared by a gothic church spire,
when the stars had just begun to dance
- people put words in her mouth, said
carpe diem, living life as if today was the last
but she knew, somewhere deep in her pendulum heart
that it was because she didn’t want to know
how long he had been gone for.
he was a boy who was born into photo frames
mounted on the wall as a trophy;
he knew his angles, knew when to smile
but photos can’t capture sound,
he learnt the art of silence
watching from the mantel-piece
eyes not quite looking alive
- people put words in his mouth, said
he was a wallflower, a starving artist, deep
but he knew, somewhere deep in his canvas heart
that it was because this was what
he had been taught, this was all he knew.
and this girl and this boy collided,
taught each other to put words in their own mouths
if you meet a wolfwe swore an oathif you meet a wolf2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
not to acknowledge it,
and i should have asked for more just to be certain,
but i will never ask for your blood
just to mix it with mine.
she read between the lines of each word and crafted her own story,
just as i had crafted mine. neither was
as simple as the honest truth.
if you meet a wolf, pretend it is not there.
pick your blueberries and do not
think about the wolf.
it will not harm you.
do not, under any circumstances, look the wolf
in the eye.
(i stood in line at the florist's and realized the lilies i chose had withered.)
she returned home from a funeral, and it
did not feel like death to see
so many flowers,
lowered into what they dub heaven.
(she thanked the man who dug the hole, and had to stop herself
from asking if she could join him for the next one.
i stood silently beside her,
Twilight Chapter 13 ItaDeiTwilightTwilight Chapter 13 ItaDei7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Itachi stared at the TV, taking in ever word spoken through the speakers. Arrested. He thought he wad dreaming, but no matter how many times he pinched himself, the headlines still read 'School Article Raises Questions', 'Uchiha Power Abuser?', 'Head of Police: Arrested!', 'Uchiha's Eldest Missing! Uchiha Prime Suspect!'. The article was being printed all over the local and a few national papers, spread online and spoken about on the TV. The reporter on the screen was reading a few lines from the article. It talked about police brutality to children on the streets, abusing their power on and off the streets while keeping a kind and caring face towards justice.
Though clearly an amateur writer, this anonymous teenager has brought a new look at the once looked up to head of police, the reporter said. He went onto explain how investigators had looked into the article, speaking to commo
Twilight Chapter 4 ItaDeiTwilightTwilight Chapter 4 ItaDei8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Itachi winced at the bright lights around him, squinting as he tried to see where he was. White walls, white floors, fluorescent lights... it could only be a hospital. He'd been to them many times when his father's hand got out of control. No one would have believed any one's story but the head of police. He was a reckless child, prone to accidents. He hated coming to the hospital, his father hovering over them, not to make sure his eldest was alright, but to make sure he could give excuses to why his son was so beat up. His mother crying next to the bed, soaking up her husband's story and sobbing for Itachi to be more careful. Why was he here now though? He couldn't remember. Through the circle of doctors, nurses and parents, he saw Deidara against the wall, watching everything unfold. His usual arrogance was gone, staring like a deer caught in headli
Twilight Chapter 10 ItaDeiTwilightTwilight Chapter 10 ItaDei8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Itachi was starting to feel sorry for Deidara. He wasn't dumb enough to say so out loud, but he was. Ever since the rest of the... group? Team? Gang? What exactly did those who worked for Daichi call themselves? Well, when they found out Deidara was hunkering down to study instead of race, to grade his mock test scores instead of working on cars, to read text books instead of go clubbing, to ask a question about science instead of engines, their teasing went up so much that Deidara was starting to spend less time away from his two living areas. He stayed at school until a teacher or librarian told him he had to leave; stayed in the bookstore until it closed, but being one to stay up later, he was having difficulty finding a place to stay later and not get bombarded with teases.
Every day after school when he didn't have practice, Itachi was at Daichi's garage learning about working on cars.
Twilight Chapter 8 ItaDeiTwilightTwilight Chapter 8 ItaDei8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Changing, Itachi learned wasn't just putting on nice clothes to meet someone's family. When Deidara said change, he meant change into something presentable for a club. Why he needed to dress like that to meet this Daichi, he couldn't figure out, but Deidara spent a good twenty minutes digging through his drawers and closet for the clothes he thought was presentable. Normally Itachi wouldn't have let the blond dig through his things, even if they were just his clothes, neatly packed away by his mother while he was at school. Deidara was going to be the death of his mother. They weren't so neatly in his drawers anymore.
When the clothes were laid out on the bed, Itachi was having second thoughts about the whole thing. Was it really worth his curiosity to let Deidara dress him? The shorter male had picked out black pants designed like jeans, a sleeveless skin tight shirt, studded belt... He'd asked Itachi if he had any bracelets to wear on his arms, but he only g
Twilight Chapter 7 ItaDeiTwilightTwilight Chapter 7 ItaDei8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It brightened dimly several times, but he couldn't tell if it had been a few minutes or days. It was night time the first time, the light of a cigarette caught hit eye. He wanted one. Blackness. Voices were speaking softly, a cool cloth on his forehead. They should get a doctor. No that wouldn't be good. He could be badly injured. I don't want the police to find him yet. Blackness.
When he awoke next the blackness didn't come again. He waited for it, but it didn't come. He could hear right. There was a ceiling above him. He could see clearly. A glance around told him he was laying on a very low bed. Itachi started to move his head to look around more, but a headache stopped him. He waited for the initial pain to stop before trying again.
The room was bare of furniture except for the mattress on the
Twilight Chapter 5 ItaDeiTwilightTwilight Chapter 5 ItaDei8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
There is no perfect in this world. No perfect life, no perfect house, no perfect boyfriend or girlfriend. Many seem to get this confused with what they believe. They see a person who seems to have a perfect life, but it is only to them and what the object of perfection allows them to see. In reality, the object of perfection might view the viewers life perfect compared to theirs. There is no perfect in this world. Deidara has just learned this.
Slowly walking down the street, his messenger bag slung over his shoulder, Deidara thought over what had gone on the night before. He'd left Itachi's home after his talk with the Uchiha, having been given the cold shoulder by the darkness of the room. He hadn't slept that night, his mind to awake to allow his body to sleep. Uchiha Fugaku was an abusive police officer to those on the street, he had never expected him to be
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Hot water felt fantastic against his sweaty body as he stepped into the school showers to wash off after Track. Itachi had been on the team since he'd began high school. In the winter months when there wasn't any track he played Basketball, though not as diligently as he ran Track. Basket ball was a hobby for him. He loved to run in Track. He loved where his mind went while he was running, no worries, no restraints, just the free feeling of his body cutting through the wind and his muscles pushing themselves to their limits.
After he had dried himself off, he pulled on the warm pants, tank top, shirt and sweater. It was getting colder out. As hot as the summer had been, winter was hitting then before autumn had a chance to peek it's head in and say hello. He didn't want his muscles to cramp after the workout today, nor did he like the cold in particular. In fact, he hated the cold. He even hated when the air conditioning was on in the summer. A nice fan set on
Everyone Knows Boys Can't Fly.They told him liesEveryone Knows Boys Can't Fly.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
did not exist
where evil dared not roam,
and that if he only spread
the wind would hold him
and make him fly.
He stood on the
his toes balanced
in the sky
and with a breath he closed
and fell back down to
Is she Mary Sue? Clarifying Mary SueIs she Mary Sue?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
So, I realize that everyone has heard of Mary Sue characters, but the thing that bothers me is that Mary has never really been as clarified as she could be. Girls go around crying Mary Sue at every character with long pink hair, then go and create even worse Mary Sue characters in the false illusion that they're making nonMary Sue characters (or even anti-Sues) when in fact they're doing the opposite. Allow me to explain how this seems to happen.
First of all the term "Mary Sue" desperately needs to be clarified to these people, so this brings us to the very important question: What IS a Mary Sue?
At least everyone can agree on one thing. Mary Sues are characters that are so perfect it's annoying.
But. What do they mean by perfect? Everyone has different ideas of that, naturally. Unfortunately, this is how many fanfiction (and other) writers make their biggest mistakes.
When you hear the name Mary Sue what pops up in your mind? A be