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 Blue4 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
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)4 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
The Mark of Athena-Joker Leo VIThe Mark of Athena-Joker4 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
Landing the Argo...Again: Chapter 1Landing the Argo...Again.Landing the Argo...Again: Chapter 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Leo wiped his forehead for the 5th time in the past...20 minutes? Maybe he was getting to excited. The others just looked nervous. They weren't sweating. Something tickled his hand and he looked down, half expecting some sort of wind nymph to be flying past his hand. That had happened a few times.
There was no nymph. It was a flame dancing in his hand. The rushing wind blew it out before it could cause damage, but Leo jerked his hand away. They were on a wooden trireme...
He shuddered to think about his ship plunging...however high up the were with all his new friends on it.
Percy had uncharacteristically used his newfound power to get to the front of the group. Reyna was standing beside him, and a little back, perfectly calm. But out of the corner of his eye, he could see her hand clenching and unclenching. They both had people on that ship that they wanted to see again Percy had his girlfriend and all of his friends.
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
Melting Pt. 1" so I'm pretty sure we'll sail in three weeks."Melting Pt. 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
Once again, that panicky feeling gripped her lungs.
"That's great, Leo." She forced a tight, thin smile to hide her discomfort.
Piper's attempt at happiness was thinly veiled, apparently, because Leo offered her a sympathetic look.
"I'll try to knock one of the walls over when Annabeth isn't looking."
She choked out a laugh. "Thanks," Piper said, truly meaning it.
His lips spread into a trademark grin. "See ya."
Leo jogged off to his cabin, leaving Piper in the muggy evening air.
On most nights, Piper read a fashion magazine before bed. It was kind of odd, really, since she detested frilly, functionless clothes so much. But she liked flipping through something that required such a small amount of thought. It was, frankly, quit
Mark of Athena IIIAnnabethMark of Athena III4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Annabeth followed Piper and Leo off the boat, walking straight onto the dry grass in the middle of a field they'd landed in. At first it was hard to ignore the 200 or so Roman soldiers stood straight in front of them. Quite a few of them seemed to be in mild shock, first a great big Greek warship lands right in their back garden, then Jason their lost hero comes strutting out telling them they've got to be nice to a bunch of Greek demigods, then a bunch of Greek demigods walk of their ship completely unarmed and wanting to be best friends.
ADHD getting the better of her, she noted the large, marble buildings in the backdrop, which they had cleverly nestled in the heart of the Berkeley hills. She also noticed how much bigger it was than then camp half-blood, with two different sets of buildings set a little way apart from each other.
A little further away from the bulk of the Roman legion, Jason was surrounded by separate group of peo
Dark Candlelight chapter 2Dark Candlelight chapter 24 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
The Mark of Athena-Longing IIIThe Mark of Athena-Longing4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I should have known that Jason would end up being romantically linked with one of the Greeks. While I can't just presume right away that they're together, the chemistry is there. I slipped away not wanting to create a scene as Percy and his girlfriend
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
ShatteredCato didn't mind it at all when he fell to the ground, and the mutts began to tear him apart. To him, he was already dead. He didn't really deserve to win these games. He could have saved her. He could have saved his Clove.Shattered3 years ago in Drama More Like This
He felt numb as the mutts ripped into him, snarling and growling. He remembered Clove turning around and flashing him a snarky smile as she hit the centre of the target again. Remembered her sitting on top of him, pinning him down to the ground with a knife to his throat, smiling because she had won that time. Her lips, soft under his own.
Remembered blood splashing onto her face as she killed a helpless tribute, then flashing him a grim smile. Her telling him secretly under the stars that killing didn't make her feel exactly human anymore. Their argument over who would go in to kill Twelve and retrieve their packs. Her desperate screech for help, and watching her die, her hand clutched in his. Her lifeless hazel eyes cold and empty.
As the arrow that finally promis
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?2 years 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
The Reunion 5 We sat in silence. I mean, what do you say to a girl who had a crush on your friend's grampa?The Reunion 53 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Shockingly, Piper was the first to speak. "Just let him go, Hazel."
"What?" Hazel asked.
"Let Sammy go. He's old, he's married, he's had kids, he's"
"Dead," Hazel finished. "And that's the worse part. To know he's dead, but see that he's kind of still alive It kills me."
"Trust me," Piper said reassuringly. "Its best for you to move on."
"How can you be so sure?"
Piper waved her hand. "My mom's the goddess of love, I know these things. And I can charmspeak. I can always make you move on if I have too. Plus, you have Frank, right?"
"You've already started to let go, now you have t
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
The Face of Death Itself chp 3The Face of Death Itself chp 34 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
Mark Of Athena VMark Of Athena V4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Percy looked nervous sat on the chair next to Reyna, Frank could tell. He probably just wanted to be with Annabeth who was made to stand with Leo and the other girl in the background. Jason stood a little forward, waiting to be questioned like he was on trial, with Octavian beside him to counteract whatever he said. Hazel who was by Frank's side reached and squeezed his hand, he was glad she had finally noticed him after spending the last half an hour staring at Leo. He wasn't exactly jea
Dark Candlelight chapter 3Dark Candlelight chapter 34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Disclaimer: Characters belong to BBC
Merlin smiled as he fingered the empty vial of poison in his fist. He stood by the table as Arthur ate his dinner in the privacy of his chambers. Merlin eyed the still untouched goblet. Arthur seemed more preoccupied with the food on his table than the wine, which aggravated Merlin to no end. His hands shook in anticipation of Arthur's imminent death.
Arthur's death? Merlin stared at the vial in his hand. Realising that he had -yet again- attempted to take his king and friend's life. As Arthur raised the goblet to his lips, Merlin rushed forward, gripping the king's arm like a vice, preventing it from reaching his lips.
"Merlin," Arthur asked in a monotone voice. "What the hell ar
Leo- 'Engulfed'A hand caught his wrist and yanked him back, hard.Leo- 'Engulfed'4 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
Two KissesFandom: Merlin (BBC)Two Kisses6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Warnings: Character death, spoilers for 2x09
Summary: Two times Merlin kisses Freya.
Disclaimer: I own nothing in connection with BBC's Merlin nor do I make any money writing this fanfiction.
When Merlin first kisses Freya, his heart thuds so fast he can feel it in his ears. All the things he's suddenly learned about her swirls around his mind; her fear of having to go back into that cage where she is little more than a skinny scrap of meat to be exchanged for a pouch of money. She's been alone for a long time, not knowing what to do, surviving each day just by chance.
If it hurts Merlin, he can't image what it must do to her. Freya seems to think her life is worthless, that she should remain by herself and Merlin wants more than anything to take all that pain away. But he doesn't know how.
So he just finds him
A Touch of the Dark One Ch. 11.A Touch of the Dark One Ch. 14 years ago in Romance More Like This
(its own sort of beast)
The curse, Regina is learning, is a being unto itself.
At first she had thought it a slave to her will. It danced when she demanded it, wove itself into the very fibers of a world in which it did not belong all because she'd asked.
But the spell is its maker's child. And it will never really do for her what she truly wishes it to do.
Like a wayward child, she cannot stop it from straying. But she can punish those it allows to escape its grasp.
And punish them, she does.
Here in this hospital, all cold clean lines and chemical smells, she keeps hidden one of the spell's mistakes the girl who never forgot. One day, she hopes, the girl will think the things she remembers are part of some kind of madness.
For now, the girl clings to her memories. And Regina, here in the kingdom that her curse has created, will try to draw back all the loosening threads and reweave the spell's unraveling tapestry.
(when hell freezes)
Nicknames"Why don't I get a nickname?", Aiza moaned at LeoNicknames4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Y-you do have one.", he stammered, "I just don't use it all the time."
She raised an eyebrow as she stared at him. "Right. Of course you do." The sarcasm was obvious. Aiza jogged ahead, leaving Leo behind.
"Why do you want one anyway?", Leo demanded,"It's not like we're in a relationship...or something..." His voice trailed as he caught up with Aiza.
Aiza, on the other hand, couldn't look at him. She smiled a bit, but then turned her eyes to her Converse shoes (to hide it). She started to say something, but Leo interrupted her.
"We are not in a relationship, right?" His voice sounded hushed and quicked.
"Of course not. I'm lesbo, remember?"
"Right." Leo's eyes turned to the ground, and Aiza swore that he looked crestfallen. Actually, she felt a bit crestfallen herself.
They both exhaled as they walked by the canoe lake. They just kep walking and keeping their eyes away from each other. When they got to the lava wall climbing thing, Aiz
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
The Biggest LieThe Biggest LieThe Biggest Lie3 years ago in Drama More Like This
~In honor of NepherimCrystal's The Biggest Lie image~
It was ironic, that everything would end here, in this cold wasteland of a Realm. All the lies and falsehoods that spun his tapestry would come undone here, it was fitting almost. In a cruel, twisted sort of way that is, deceit began and would end here.
Loki mustered the last reserves of his magic and departed from the battlefield, a barren stretch of bloodstained ice and snow scattered with hundreds of frost giants and Aesir, some still locked in the last steps of battle-dance. He had lost, after all that time plotting and scheming to overcome Thor and that pitiful group the Avengers. A sneer curled his lips as a flash of green deposited the Trickster into a shallow snow bank, his face twisting in agony as he tugged at the protrusion from his stomach.
Betrayed. In the end of it all, when Thor and his friends and the Aesir defeated his army of Frost Giants, when defeat was certain; he had been betrayed. We