Leo- 'Let Go'It wasn't the first time his brothers snuck him out of camp, and he was sure it wouldn't be the last. Apparently, according to Jake, Chris and Shane, he worked too hard. Which wasn't true, reallyhe actually needed to work harder on the magnificent Argo II if they ever wanted to get it finished in time to cross the seas and rescue camp favorite Percy Jackson. There was so much left to do and so much they could try to make sure their ship of fire was every bit as awesome as a ship of freaking fire should be.Leo- 'Let Go'3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Of course his brothers didn't feel the same way; because every meal Leo skipped, every night he missed a few hours of sleep, only convinced them more and more that he needed an intervention or something.
Which led them to start their little excursions out of camp and into the city; breaking the rules in a really major way, but seriously, what's the worst that could happen?
Now, Leo had been all over Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, even parts of California
Whump!Sherlock fic pt. 1 (Untitled) "Sherlock, I got the milk!" John Watson struggled up the fifteen steps (which he knew so well from dragging the grocery shopping bags up the stairs every week) with his arms full of groceries.Whump!Sherlock fic pt. 1 (Untitled)3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Along with every other damn thing you asked me to buy," John muttered under his breath. "Oh, no, don't mind me," John yelled into the flat in the general direction of Sherlock's room. He didn't see Sherlock.
John dropped the plastic bags on the kitchen table and began unpacking them. "Just leave me to go out, pick out the groceries, pay for them because I'M the one with the job, a steady source of income, get into a row with a bloody chip-and-pin machine, AND come home and unpack. Just sit there, Sherlock, and do nothing. It's all fine with me!"
Sherlock gave no reply.
After ten minutes of unloading and organizing the groceries, John called out again. "Sherlock, I'm not really that mad. Just- if you helped out s
I'm AliveI'm Alive3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Alone, Loki stood before the tall mirror. It reached from the ground and clawed its way to the ceiling of the empty room. He was alone and it was nearly unbearable. But no, never alone really. It was there. It was always there. The shadow in the back of his mind, always lurking, always feeding his anger, his fears, his sadness. Only in the mirror did it rear its monstrous head, hungry for vengeance and blood. Loki pressed his hands against the glass the reflected his pale, sickly face. Then it wasn't Loki's face anymore, but the beast's. Loki's features snarled and growled, barely resembling him.
"Loki, you can't escape me", it breathed softly. Loki shook against the glass. He feared this thing that had come to life inside him.
It laughed at him, You fear me? Why? I saved you! I kept us alive while you were practically dead in the black abyss. We survived because of me.
"You're not real," Loki muttered to the horrible reflection, wishing things back to how they were. The loneliness he
You've Gone Far EnoughHow many times have you tried, just to put me down,You've Gone Far Enough3 months ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
The last time I remember, I was underground.
And even then I rose up, just to challenge the greats.
You might be thinking that your wins are all a part of your fate;
But it's not!
You're a little puppet in the game,
And when you try to take me out, you'll be feeling the strain!
I will be breathing down your neck and it's offense;
No nonsense. I am the Word of Chen, execution commence!
And now you're feeling the pressure, I'll make you suffer;
Your words try to cut me, but you're bleeding your brother!
You don't recognize that I'm the one who paved your way;
And now you're crying, sweating bullets, while you kneel and pray-
I don't find you. You're scared! Your soul is bared,
The only thing that makes us different is the fact that I cared!
But it don't matter now boy! You can laugh and smile,
Because the only thing left is to burn you in a Word of Chen style.
- Chennie, 21st October 2014
The Face of Death Itself chp 3The Face of Death Itself chp 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Title: In the Face of Death Itself
Characters: Merlin, Arthur, Morgana, and the epic knight troop. No slash, M/M if you squint
Summery: Merlin is kidnapped by Morgana and it doesn't quite go according to plan for both of them. Meanwhile, Arthur's very angry for misplacing his manservant.
WARNINGS: Violence/gore, character death
Disclaimer: Characters in these personalities belong to BBC
A/N: I was listening to the Lost - Parting Words soundtrack, and then Deathly Hallows - Courtyard Apocalypse...both very emotional instrumentals which would be good to listen to near the end of this chapter.....
It had been two days since it happened, since Merlin had brutally murdered the witch Morgana. He trembled at the thought of it. The day before Merlin had attended the small, quiet funeral for her. Not many people were there, only a few knights, Geoffrey, Gaius, and Arthur. Gwen had been there but left, unable to hold back her tears for the friend she once
Fear of LifePlease do not fear being beneath the Earth’s soilFear of Life1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
For that is where the seeds of flowers grow
Be patient and life will reveal its mysteries
But only when it is ready to do so
By all means take time to search for the truth
But beware, please do not become obsessed
As we only fear what we don’t understand
And what we don’t understand is but a test
A test of faith in whatever you believe
Now stand up for yourself and you cannot fail
If life is the hammer waiting to fall
Then you must refuse to be the nail
Please do not fear being above the Earth’s soil
For that is where the flowers begin to bloom
Just open your heart as their petals do
And your life will be as sweet as their perfume
You could be the change in someone’s journey
Showing them the path from incomplete to whole
Why not give someone the gift of your love
And watch as they gently unwrap your soul
Suddenly the truth will dawn upon you
To live life without fear and you cannot fail
If life is a sailboa
Shades of BlueNico di Angelo was about to settle in for the night when he heard a clank behind him and a whispered curse. He whipped around and saw Leo Valdez picking up a tin of mints that had fallen on the marble floor of the Hades cabin doorway.Shades of Blue3 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Leo, what are you doing here?" Nico stooped to help him retrieve the spilled mints.
"Oh, uh," Leo stood up so quickly he dropped the mints again. "Nothing. Just, you know, chillin' on the porch of the death dude's cabin." He laughed, but his eyes darted back and forth, as if checking to be sure no one else was around. He placed the mint tin back into his magic tool belt, careful not to look Nico in the eye. Nico noticed his hands were shaking.
"Seriously, man. What's going on with you?" Nico was watching the older boy carefully, his hand wrapping around the hilt of his sword, preparing for a fight.
"Nothing, man!" Leo put up his hands, his eyes on the Stygian iron blade, "I'm not here to fight you! I'm not even armed! Well, unless you count tools as weap
The Mark of Athena-Joker Leo VIThe Mark of Athena-Joker3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
All right, so after nearly winning our match(if it wasn't for the Lares, we would have won!), I am still very confused. But first, I got to say that the Roman guests buildings don't exactly have favorable rooms. I mean, there was air conditioner, but there was only a bed, a stool, and a window. They are really hospitable, I miss my bed back at camp, even if a dead guy did slept there before, he made a pretty sweet bed. So, other than that, things are doing pretty cool, I guess. I mean, other than havin
here is my heart, and here is my home.i am done writing abouthere is my heart, and here is my home.1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
you can find me
in the "new beginnings"
isle, splashed with scar tissue and
dear child, open your
there are stars, a galaxy, and
there is breath in your lungs.
the past is never
you have lived through it,
swam through it and
maybe died a little
through it, but you
came out on top.
when this winter ends, it
will end harshly;
but spring comes every year,
and i hope that you
i hope you open your eyes
to rain and i hope
that you fall in love with
it, and i hope
that you let life move
like i had to.
I am a turtleI am a turtleI am a turtle6 months ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
with the waters of hope
to keep me alive
and hardened to the touch
to protect a soft core.
I am a turtle
wrinkled, wrangled and dry
with a home on my back
and the world before my eyes
slowly growing nearer.
Leo- 'To Stop Running'The deadline was coming up to storm the fortress and rescue one Percy Jackson- who seemed to be camp favorite no matter who you asked. And in a camp this big, that was saying something- everyone was excited for the day the ship rolled out, because that day brought them closer to having him back where he belonged.Leo- 'To Stop Running'4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
For Leo, that meant pressure.
Wake up, it's a beautiful morning- down to the bunker. Lunch, what's lunch? Work, work, work till his hands were black with oil and his hair was damp with sweat, but no breaks, this was important. Dinner bell's ringing, but he finally managed to come up with a design that wouldn't buckle under it's own weight, now he just had to test it-
Large hands tugged the tools away from him, and he glanced up, bewildered. Jake, one of his big brothers, moved away without saying anything, shaking his head, and dropped them into one of the many toolboxes nearby.
"Jake, what are you doing?" Leo asked, arms falling uselessly to his sides. He didn't
Leo- 'Engulfed'A hand caught his wrist and yanked him back, hard.Leo- 'Engulfed'3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He turned away to glance up the street again at the fire. It was a school, and there were definitely still people inside if the panic on the street was any indication.
He couldn't just stand around. Pivoting, he yanked his arm fluidly out of Jason's grip and stepped away.
"I'm sorry," he said, and turned in a run toward sirens. He heard Piper cry out shrilly and Jason scramble after him but he wasn't worried they'd catch up.
He was good at running.
He yanked his hood up and for once he was thankful most of his clothes were too big because it fell over his eyes pretty well. He shouldered through the crowd, moved to where the concentration of police and firemen seemed to be weakest, and edged around the barrier.
He made a break for it when he was close enough he knew he'd make it even if they saw him, and did a disappearing act into the smoke.
The window he chose was broken, so he crawled right in, cutting his hands pretty
Dark Candlelight chapter 2Dark Candlelight chapter 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Disclaimer: Character's belong to BBC
Merlin awoke in the forest. Sunlight steamed through the canopy of trees. For a moment, he wasn't entirely sure of his own name. Then he looked up and saw the torrents of the great castle above the leaves. He felt hatred fill his being at the thought of the prince king who ruled this majesty. Arthur. Merlin's hands shook, longing to wrap around the king's neck.
What? Merlin tried to clear his head. Where did that come from?
He could seem to remember anything of the night before. It was all a blur. Slowly, He got to his feet and headed back to Camelot.
His thoughts turned to Morgana, a genuine smile spread across her lips. It was an old memory, years ago, before she had changed. It was different thinking of her at that moment, as if he admired her presently. But he didn't. She was the last person he would ever admire. Then why do I feel this way? There was a longing for her approval. He would do whatever she asked of him. He tried to shake the t
Dark CandlelightDark Candlelight3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Title: Dark Candlelight
Summery: Merlin finds himself tied up on the ground...again. And he's not very pleased with the person behind it.
Characters: Merlin, Morgana -I guess you could say Mergana...but there's no romance
Warnings: Scary dark magic, little bit of blood
A/N: So I know I should be writing me next chapter of In the Face of Death Itself, and I am! This just decided to come out first. Hope you like!
Merlin lay against a hard, dirt floor. His head throbbed, emanating from the base of his skull. He had been knocked out. Last thing he could remember was walking back from the market for a chore for Arthur at dusk. Arthur will be angry I disappeared again, Merlin thought grimly. He tired to push himself up when he reali
Thor/The Avengers: Good-For-Nothing Gab"How much longer, brother?"Thor/The Avengers: Good-For-Nothing Gab3 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Uh... Another two to three months."
"Ohhh, dear Odin! I don't think I can do it, Thor."
"You've been doing great for a whole ten months..."
"It's been that long?"
"Hmph, feels longer."
"I know. Just look on the bright side--"
"Oh, don't give me that 'bright side' nonsense! There is no bright side."
"Really? The bright side isn't finally being freed of your imprisonment in Asgard? Well, more specifically the castle in Asgard. The bright side isn't maybe getting revenge on The Avengers?"
"You're not supposed to put bad notions in my head, Thor. That's what I'm here to get rid of."
"You can't dream?"
"When did you become so sinister?"
Thor laughed. He was talking with Loki in Loki's room. Obviously, Loki's trial went well. He wasn't banished for eternity... But he was punished. He had to stay locked up in the Asgardian castle for a year or more, with a set of rules. Thor was allowed to visit Loki once every day for a period of up t
Rape Culture, or Something More?I have heard arguments before on the subject of "teach men not to rape". One side, predominately feminists, claim that we live in a society that supports "rape culture", and our sons (and even daughters) are learning that it's okay to treat other people as property if it means taking advantage of them sexually. On the other hand, people claim that we already teach our boys not to rape: so trying to drill the lesson into the heads of men who already wouldn't rape won't help lower rape and other sexual assault rates.Rape Culture, or Something More?11 months ago in Editorial More Like This
I feel that both sides are looking at the issue wrong. Speaking as a first wave, pro-life feminist, I think both sides of the argument are missing key points on the issue of rape and the society we live in that deals with it.
Firstly, rape is a problem. We have all heard too many stories of students not getting the justice deserved when sexually assaulted by their peers, where the school they attend either ignores their calls for help or does l
Somewhere I BelongSometimes I despise the way I am,Somewhere I Belong3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
How I'm so in tune emotionally,
I feel much more then I'd often like,
Shutting it all out sounds nice to me,
I've got so much in my heart,
Sometimes my nature rips me apart.
Some days I'm just an empty husk,
The emptiness blocks out everything,
My insides have been poured out,
It's just another method of coping,
There are days I hate who I am,
Too bad I actually give a damn.
I'm capable of thinking logically,
But my heart overrules my mind,
Though my mind can see things clearly,
The course of action is clearly defined,
I'll never betray myself,
Even if that influences my health.
Honestly there isn't much wrong with me,
Incompatibility is my curse,
This world makes me the odd one out,
And it's probably going to get worse,
Some puzzle pieces don't fit,
To be frank I'm getting sick of it.
All I want is to just be myself,
Although I sometimes bring myself pain,
Someday I might have a place,
Where I can just be myself again,
Until then I'll have to endure,
Nancy Bobofit ReturnsPercy's POVNancy Bobofit Returns3 years ago in Humor More Like This
It was early in June and school had just gotten out. Annabeth, Grover and I were walking through central park with ice cream after a great day. We went to lunch, and got enchiladas on Grover's behalf, and then walked around a little and ended up in central park. We all sat down on a bench, Grover on my left, and Annabeth on my right, and caught up on things. Annabeth was just getting to her newest architectural plans for Olympus when I saw her. I couldn't miss her and her and all of her klepto red-headedness. Nancy Bobofit. I couldn't believe it. After all these years she showed up in my life again. I looked over at Grover. "You see her too, right?" He nodded with a scared expression on his face. He was probably thinking of that peanut butter and ketchup sandwich. I really should've decked her.
I was suddenly overcome with the urge to show her that I was something. That her taunts meant nothing. And also, to get a little bit of sweet revenge. I had
Looking To The SkyLooking To The Sky:Looking To The Sky1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sweet yearning from the depths of my soul.
Blessed is my mind that drinks of this knowledge.
Though stubborn at first, rejecting its hand.
I have learned to accept it as my only salvation.
From the streets which have long been my home.
I look to the skies and the clouds above.
Through my skills I shall rise, so I may catch the stars.
Even if the journey might be as heavy as stone.
-Chen Yuan Wen, 16th September 2013, posted by Co-Captain Hayes
The Dream of Darling EspurrThe Dream of Darling Espurr1 year ago in Horror More Like This
The dream of darling Espurr
Would wake him from his sleep
After scenes of bloody nightmares
That each night would repeat.
Each morning he would scream
In his little hiccup cry
From nights he was attacked
And all but him would die.
His parents would awaken
And dry his frightened tears
But in the end that wouldn’t save them
From dear Espurr’s biggest fears.
It happened on the next day
The Pokémon did falter
When they saw the scene before them
Of a gruesome Kalos slaughter.
One hundred fifty dead
Wounded lying all around
Only Espurr was still standing
Slightly smiling at the ground.
He hovered there a moment
The psychic demon pleased
And folding mystic ears
Espurr fell down on his knees.
A dream swirled around him
As it came in his sleepy head
Espurr listened to its sweet song
And forgot about the dead.
The dream of darling Espurr
Would wake him from his sleep
After scenes of bloody nightmares
That each night would repeat.
The UniverseThe Universe3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The earth rumbles the sky shakes
The moon eases back into it's secret place
The sun bows it gets cold
The world as we know it will be no more
The seas color is still yet unknown
The places we once love there are no more.
We as humans destroy the world even the trees fail to grow.
The wind spirals the clouds cry
I guess that's their way of saying good bye.