Balance of Power 7"Here you go, Nova," Crysta said, handing him a bowl of fruit and ice cream that was practically drenched in chocolate sauce. He gave her a bit of a smile.
"Thanks, Crysta," he said, taking the bowl from her and reaching for the spoon. He'd just had lunch a half hour ago, but he was hungry again and ice cream was his current craving. From the bottom of the stairs I could see pretty much all the decorations for this party that was going to happen soon. All sorts of pastel colors were draped over things and more were coming as last minute decorations were thrown up.
"Dessert before the party?" I asked, coming more fully into the room and kissing the top of his head softly. "You know... I heard there was going to be a lot of sweets at this party... I think, someone found out my little papillon has a sweet tooth..."
"Not nearly as bad as Olen," he replied before taking another bite of his ice cream. "And at least I'm putting fruit in it like you and Conner told me to," he added as h
Balance of Power 8Nova had been restless all night and again he shifted. Suddenly he gasped and grabbed at his stomach before panting a bit to catch his breath.Balance of Power 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"A-aiden... Aiden, wake up..." I sat up, already awake despite his desire to believe I slept through his restlessness.
"I'm awake, papillon," I growled out. "What's wrong? Are they kicking too hard?" He shook his head before groaning and grabbing at his stomach a bit more.
"I... I think you need to call Conner..." he said through grit teeth. My eyes widened for a moment before I bolted for the door, shifting as I went.
"Crys! Crys!" I yelled, paying no heed to my nakedness.
"What's wrong, Aiden?" Galen asked from the bottom of the stairs.
"It's time! Can you grab Conner?" I asked, but didn't really wait for an answer. Conner had already told me that we'd have to take Nova down to the Moon wing of the hospital for this. It was a safe environment just in case there were complications. I ran back into our room and quickly pulle
Broken and DazedI thought we were perfect togetherBroken and Dazed3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I thought we had everything
I could see our future together
It was so strong, I could buy the ring
But then you shattered my world
You said there was someone new
You took your light from my world
How could you be so cruel?
You left me cold and alone
You left me broken and dazed
I stand in the remnants of our home
Trying to sift through the haze
The pictures on the walls
Show a life that was a lie
A life for which my heart calls
I'm so shattered I could die
You left me cold and alone
You left me broken and dazed
I stand in the remnants of our home
Trying to sift through the haze
I try to pick up the peices
But everywhere I turn
I can only see your face
It tears me apart, makes me burn
You left me broken and dazed.
I'm trying to see through the haze
I can't find any salvation
I'm frozen in time and place
My heart's gone on vacation
And I'm left with a bitter taste
You left me cold and alone
To suffer in what was once our home...
Balance of Power 3I gasped, immediately swiping my hand to remove the foul smell from near my sensitive nose. As soon as it was gone, I blinked for a moment, trying to reorient myself with where I was. I stared at the ceiling for a long moment, remembering that I was in the den of my uncle's house and I'd just been told that Nova was pregnant. Nova was pregnant.Balance of Power 33 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Holy shit! Nova, you're pregnant!" I said, sitting up quickly and wrapping my arms around him tightly. He squeaked a bit in surprise, but then turned and buried his face in my shoulder. After a moment, I felt my shirt becoming damp and slid my hand up the back of his neck. "Sshh... It's alright, cutie. I was just... overwhelmed is all. We'll get through it together..."
"Someone should tell Tarot..." Conner said, looking pointedly over at my uncle. Uncle Jinx sighed, but nodded and scooped up Kross to go with him. He waited a minute before pulling back from how tightly he was hugging me.
"Can we... get off the floor now?" he asked. I nodded, shi
The StarI looked up at the building with nothing but a sense of trepidation. It was my dream to be discovered and become a world renown singer, but I was scared. They were holding open auditions today at Radical Records and I could already see that the lobby was filled with people. Some held guitars that they were tuning, others had drum sticks, and then there were the ones that were listening to Ipods and singing along. There were just so many people and I had infinite doubts about my ability.The Star3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Gonna just stand there all day or are you going in?" someone asked and I looked over at the sound. I saw a black tank top with a red anarchy symbol painted on the front of it before following it up to a black studded collar and then a really handsome face. I nodded slowly, suddenly finding myself without a voice as I looked into gorgeous blue eyes framed by black hair, streaked with more blue. "Yes, you're going to stand there all day or yes, you're going in?" he asked, a smirk breaking up those perfec
Break the Rules"Charlie, stop!" I hissed, slapping his hands off my hips. "I'm not gonna be your blow up doll every time Cindy doesn't wanna put out! Besides, you know the rules..." I added, looking away some. This was perhaps one of the only small towns out there that tolerated the fact that I was gay, but the number one rule was that I couldn't turn any of their precious sons to the dark side. In an effort to assure that no one would 'fall in love' with me, I could only have sex with someone twice. Just enough to satisfy their curiosity.Break the Rules3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"But, Krystean..." he whined and I shot him a quick glare. I wasn't about to be lynched just because he had a higher sex drive than his girlfriend.
"But nothing! Now let me get back to work," I hissed before turning on my heel and heading back out into the diner. Sometimes I thought about leaving this town so I could settle down, but the rules weren't too bad. I didn't have to deal with disgusted glares or hate crimes and all I had to do was be lonely most of the t
The Debt 2I was dreaming, I knew I was. Sayan was just a baby and was there by me. I couldn't convince my body to move, but he was giggling and smiling and it made me smile. He was so adorable and the only part of my mother left. He was my reason for living through this hell.The Debt 22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Sayan..." I murmured, making him giggle again. My entire body hurt so much from the restraints and my stepfather's 'love'. So many times I wished I would just die and then Sayan would giggle and smile again. That was all I needed to have the strength to continue on another day. The scene changed to the shack that I'd been hiding in with my brother, his cough growing worse and his fever higher.
"Sayan... don't die..." I whispered, trying to soothe him as much as I could. "Please... don't die..." I groaned a little as the scene in my dreams changed again to when Sayan and I first found the shack. "Not great... but... close to the water... near enough town... far enough... safe..." I told him as I wrapped him a blanket I'd st
The Debt 3I was only given another two months with my baby brother, during which time the doctor came to keep checking on my injuries and then my health. Rainier was apparently worried about me becoming sick too, though I really didn't care. I'd rather die and be with my brother and mother forever than stay here alone. The last week, Sayan never woke up at all before his chest finally stopped rising.The Debt 32 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"No!" I shouted, sitting up and shaking my brother slightly. "No, Sayan! Don't give up! Please, stay with me! Don't leave me all alone!" Suddenly arms wrapped around me from behind.
"He's gone, Juna. There's nothing you can do," Rainier told me calmly.
"He can't leave me here alone!" I cried, unable to help myself. Sayan was my entire life after all. "Kill me, please! Let me stay with him!"
"I don't think he'd want that," he said, holding me tightly. "He wouldn't want you to give up, Juna." He turned me away from my brother and into his chest. I broke down completely, clinging to the man I'd barely
Heavenly Lover 12I groaned some as I woke up from yet another nap. All I could really do was sleep and eat when I'd been put on essential bed rest. Even still, all of the weight seemed to go straight to the babies growing in me and just moving now was a massive chore. But I had to move since staying in one spot for too long hurt. A moment later, Kitchi was there.Heavenly Lover 122 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Have a good nap?" he asked, propping his arms up on the top of the ledge.
"Sure..." I muttered, still not happy with how much my stomach had been stretched out. I couldn't even hug him anymore. "They're... hungry again..." I added with a heavy sigh. Getting in and out of the tank was becoming steadily more difficult. He frowned a little.
"Maybe you should stop coming in here... I know it's been taking you a lot more effort now," he said, rubbing his palm over my stomach lightly. "We can still talk with you out of the tank..."
"But... I can't feel you out there..." I murmured. "I don't know... how long I'd be able to stand not feeling you touc
The Runaway 2There was something it didn't take me long to learn about the city I had chosen to live in. It was a college town. So there were always college students at the restaurant where I worked. The pretty girls in their short skirts and low cut tops were always flirting with me during my shift and of course, I flirted back. I had a vague interest in them, but the things I had done in my past had perverted my sexuality. I couldn't seem to find sexual relief in any of the ones that actually thought I was old enough to have sex with. I mean, I could climax, but it wasn't fulfilling.The Runaway 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I began to experiment with toys, finding that I had to have something shoved up my ass to find any real sexual relief. It sickened me to no end. It was a secret that I forced myself to keep because I didn't want to accept it. I didn't want to see the truth. I didn't want to think for a moment that I was gay. It was something I simply couldn't accept.
In an effort to cope with the growing distress of my sexual pervers
The Runaway 3My alarm went off at five in the morning and I was up instantly, shutting it off before it could wake Blake. I grabbed my clothes for work and headed to the bathroom to shower and complete the rest of my morning routine. I took an extra moment to style my hair since I'd found that I liked the extra tips looking good would get me from the girls. I left the bathroom and headed for the kitchen, starting up the coffee pot before opening up the freezer.The Runaway 33 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hungry?" I asked, glancing towards the couch. I figured he was awake. If he was worried about people jumping him while he slept there was no way that the shower hadn't woken him up if my alarm hadn't. He shook his head.
"Still full from last night," he said, staying curled up under his blanket. "I am thirsty though..." I nodded some and poured him a glass of juice after dropping a couple of frozen waffles in the toaster. I didn't eat lunch when I worked so I needed the energy to get through the day. I carried the glass over to him, smiling
Forgive Me 4I woke up to crying from the nursery, surprised a bit to find myself in bed but even more surprised that Enraas was wrapped around me. Well, it explained why I had slept all night. I carefully untangled myself from him to get up and tend to the babies so he could sleep a little longer. I changed them both before carrying them into the living room, tucking one in each arm as I held their bottles for them. I leaned back into the couch, letting my eyes close while they ate.Forgive Me 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When they finished and I'd burped them, I put them down on a blanket on the floor so I could go make breakfast for Enraas. I made him another omelet before taking it and a glass of orange juice with a shot of vodka in it back to the spare room. I left it on the side table before starting to move the cribs out of the nursery and into the living room since he was sleeping in my bed.
I cleared out the nursery before Enraas got up and I was changing the sheets in Tioree's crib when I heard the shower running. I attached th
Forgive Me 2I groaned softly as the usual morning stiffness woke me up. I made sure to roll away from my reasons for being so stiff before cracking my back and stretching. I wondered if I would ever sleep normally again or if waking up with back pain was going to be the norm for the rest of my life.Forgive Me 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I'm sorry about last night... I don't know what came over me. But I shouldn't have left you alone with the babies," Enraas said and I turned to see him leaning against the doorframe.
"The babies were the easy part," I said, giving him a smile. "Getting you in the house and into bed.. Well, that was a lot trickier, especially in three inch heels." He looked off to the side at that.
"Yeah... sorry about that. I just... was more tired than I thought, I guess. I'm gonna make breakfast," he said, before turning and heading for the kitchen. I jumped up to chase him down, slipping on the wood floor with my stockinged feet.
"Enraas... I told you I would do anything to make up for my mistake... Please don't br
Who was I? 3I woke up at the sound of a knock on my door and let out a shout of surprise. I was freezing, lying in a tub filled with cold water. I tried to get out, but my body had gone completely stiff from the cold and stationary position. The knock came again.Who was I? 32 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Alexei? Are you alright?" I heard Terah call.
"No!" I yelled, letting the water out of the tub, but that only made me colder. "Damn it, I'm stuck!" After a moment I heard my door open.
"Where are you?" he asked.
"In the... tub..." I replied, feeling my cheeks heat up even if my body was freezing cold. He came in and handed me a towel to cover myself with.
"What are you doing in here?" he asked. I sighed, wrapping the towel around me as well as I could when I could get out of the tub.
"I fell asleep in here last night... There was water then..." I muttered, shivering even as I leaned forward to try and rub some feeling back into my legs.
"Did you get your cane back?" he asked as he lifted me out of the tub and carried me over to my bed.
Monster 88I didn't want to go back. I was still mad at my brothers for not having told me that Jinx was awake or that Tarot was on the verge of being arrested for the murder of my donor. It honestly felt like I didn't exist to them and I didn't want to be tied to such an environment. Even still, despite my desire not to return to Cold Stone City, I was on a flight back to the accursed city.Monster 884 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Uncle Marv was anxious to get back to his current boyfriend, Jack, Jinx's former boss and lover. Apparently Marv had pitched a fit when Jack said he couldn't come to London with us and had left with things not on the best of terms. By the time we got to London though, he had finally come to his senses and realized that Jack really did have a business to run and without my brother there, he was having to work harder with the new people coming and going. Now, he wanted nothing more that to get back to the man and apologize profusely for being his typical drama queen self.
Krim had barely left me alone about the
At High Tide 6I woke up to my door handle being jiggled. I frowned, realizing I was alone in the bed and that meant Kaleo had left me. A sudden beating on the door made me yelp in surprise and fear, but that only made it grow worse. Keoni shouted my name, demanding that I open the door before things went silent. I almost screamed when in the next instant a loud thud hit the door.At High Tide 63 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Go away!" I yelled. Another loud thud and then the sound of a cellphone ringing and Keoni's voice, sounding perfectly normal. I shuddered at how easily that switch could flip. I heard him cuss before stomping through the boat and finally over my head. I sat there in my bed, holding my legs tightly to my chest and ignoring the pain in my hips. I hated how scared I was in that moment. I wasn't afraid of anything usually, but I was afraid of Keoni. Of what he wanted from me and how he'd get it. A few mintues later another knock came at my door and I instantly froze up.
"Braden? If you're awake, I'm going to go make breakfast
Save Me"Pay close attention, boys," our scout leader said to bring us back to the presentation being given by the dive instructor. I looked back up the woman who was demonstrating how to read the tank gauges on the scuba gear. It was entirely boring. Most of us had taken the diving class back home at the YMCA so that we would be prepared for this trip down into the Caribbean, so she was only going over things that we already knew.Save Me3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Cyan, stop staring at her tits," Douglas said, elbowing me slightly. I rolled my eyes a bit as I leaned into him some.
"Kinda hard when she's got such big ones and wearing such a tiny bikini," I muttered, turning my eyes back out to the beautiful blue water all around the boat. Beside me, Douglas snickered and passed on my little comment to Lucien on the other side of him. Finally, the refresher was over and we were strapped into the tanks, pulling on our flippers and masks before jumping off the back of the boat in pairs. I paused at the end of the boat, noticing
Forgive MeI stood outside the house that had once been the one I shared with him, trying to muster the courage to knock on the door. I'd screwed up by not coming back sooner, by not remembering right away how drunk we'd gotten on our anniversary. It really wasn't until I was sitting in a bar on our anniversary and getting drunk again did the memories come back and I felt absolutely wretched for accusing him of cheating on me. I'd left him alone to bear the fruits of that night and I doubted he was going to be apt to forgive me for being gone an entire year.Forgive Me3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I smoothed out the long white coat that concealed the fact that I was wearing nothing more than little pink panties and thigh high stockings, trying to calm my nerves. Finally, I swallowed hard and rang the bell before starting to play with one of my very long cream coloured ears. I was prepared for him to be angry, to tell me to go away. I could only hope that he wouldn't. Enraas opened the door and for a moment seemed shocked, but that mome
At High Tide 8"Hey, Firecracker!" a voice said loudly, jolting me from my sleep. "Time to wake up!" I blinked rapidly, looking over at the door. Laoni stood in the doorway, smiling at me some. "Get up, shower, and get dressed. We're gonna go see Leo," he said. I nodded a little and slowly started to get out of bed. My body was stiff and rather sore from the day before, but I forced it to work with me so I could do what Laoni had said.At High Tide 83 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I took a long time in the shower, thoroughly cleansing my entire body about three times over before I stepped out. I had to clean my new piercing too before I got dressed and headed upstairs. I had to pour a bowl of cereal since no one here knew how to cook nor did they think to have anything microwavable. As soon as I was done, we were heading out to the hospital again.
"How are you this morning, Firecracker?" Aaron asked as I leaned my head against the window again.
"Sore..." I muttered. "And worried. Did Keoni come home last night?"
"No..." Laoni finally
Who was I?The first memory I have is waking up in a hospital bed. I was told that I'd been in a coma for a month which explained a lot of things, but I'd apparently broken my leg badly before it. Surgery on both my leg and chest, doctors having had to open me up to repair a lot of damage to one of my lungs. I was considered lucky to be alive, but at the same time, I was at a loss for anything that told me who the people in my room were, who I was, who anyone I was supposed to have known were.Who was I?2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It took me eleven months to get discharged from the hospital, having had several surgeries on my leg and knee and countless hours of physical therapy. I'd still have a permanent limp, but at least when I left, I didn't have to use a cane anymore unless I was in severe pain. I wasn't sent home though. Apparently, I hadn't really lived there before the accident so I was being sent back to the boarding school where I'd been previously. That didn't bother me since I didn't really know the people who claimed to
Story commission: Nai-EriThe sky was dark and polluted but the garden around them was bursting with the beauty the sky which it could hold. Bella craved the sky could be as beautiful as the flowers that bloomed in this garden.Story commission: Nai-Eri1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
She moved her fingers against the soft petals of a rose; the pink hue was so delicate. With one hard press of her finger it would break apart, and Bella wondered how her life could very well end up like the fate of all the withering; because at first, so beautiful, to only lose what once made them unique.
She looked up towards the sky yet again, contemplating something that was foreign to her, but a concept that intrigued her.
Her mind was wandering again…
A hand waved in front of her face, snapping her out of a potentially beautiful delusion, “Bella, didn’t you hear me calling you? I called your name many times.” He looked rather annoyed, but soon caught himself, “Are you feeling alright?”
Bella inhaled the sweet and enticing aroma of the swarm
Story commission: Piochan continuedYuna held her breath, holding her hand close to her body. Breathing became a real struggle for her with each passing moment as panic began to enter her mind. The first thought that formed was the children. What kind of traumatic scars would she leave if they stumbled back into the classroom to see her dead? She couldn't let that happen.Story commission: Piochan continued1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Then again…it wasn't like she was in any physical condition to move.
The pain mounted again and she could feel her body begin to tense up. This was it wasn't it? She had finally grown content with her life and now it just seemed useless. Teaching music was her passion, and now she was going to die because of it? Nothing made sense here anymore…what had she done to deserve such an act of tyranny? She had not even been given a chance to say goodbye to her loved ones. What sick game was fate playing?
She clenched her stomach, biting her lip with force, “Please…” she whimpered. The ache was becoming too great and as mu
Story commission: SavvymonsterI desperately wanted to know more about him, to dig deep inside his head and unravel the mysteries that were far too deep for me to sense openly. This man was different than the rest, and the more he talked the more he intrigued me.Story commission: Savvymonster1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
The walking began to take a toll on me, but I would not let him see me struggling. It was a hot day, and I kept wiping the sweat rolling down my face. It was rather odd but I didn’t want him to see me sweat. I didn’t know if he would find it disturbing, for he could be a creature entirely different than I.
“You felt it too, you said?” His voice said to me so sweetly.
I found it hard to focus on what we were even doing anymore…
“Oh, yes. I felt a strange sensation just like you. I assume it is a stranger who landed upon my territory not too far away now.”
“Why didn’t you go and see once you felt it?”
I bit my lip. I really had no desire to tell him that I felt scared of the unknown person that had
The Handyman 2It was still odd to have other people to cook for, but I was adjusting. I was still awkward around Quinn and tried to avoid doing anything that could be construed as inappropriate with Jack. Quinn had already begun the destruction of the roof on the farmhouse and most of it was covered in bright blue tarps to protect the house from further water damage. Some of the ceilings on the second floor would have to be replaced and some of the floorboards, but he assured me that he could do it.The Handyman 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Jack was thrilled with the kittens and momma cat that I had brought home, helping me name them. We marked them each with different coloured collars that matched their food bowls and he even helped me paint them with their names. Every morning Jack would fill the dishes up with dry food and then in the evening he would scrape out the canned food for them. I wasn't sure really how well Quinn was handling it, but Jack was definitely happy. He would even spread the cornmeal for the chickens while I collected
The Broken Toy 3It took two months, but finally the saline bag and feeding tube were removed. I had bit more muscle control over my arms and legs, but my hands were still being difficult. The doctor who came by daily said that it had to do with the fact that I'd had them raised over my head for so long. I still didn't like the doctor touching me, but he had done quite a bit to help me. The infection was gone, I was hydrated, and I had enough energy to stay awake for several hours at a time. Wyatt was there as much as he could be, which was nice as it gave me someone to talk to.The Broken Toy 34 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Wyatt had eventually brought in a tv for me and despite the fact that I was so often around more matured people, I found I never turned it off of children's channels. The shows played on the other ones tended to bring up painful memories and I'd only needed to have one or two of those before I decided I couldn't deal. The biggest problem that I had, was now that the feeding tube had been pulled out, I was expected to feed mysel