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 84 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 Dazed4 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 34 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 Star4 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
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? 34 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.
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 34 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 124 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 25 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 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 24 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 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 35 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
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?4 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
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 Me5 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
Cigarettes and Handcuffs 3I didn't start to come around until the room brightened, the morning sun pouring through the window to land directly on my face and prevent me from continuing to sleep. I sat up with a groan, twisting my body to stretch my sore back as much as I could. It helped some, but not nearly enough to remove the reminder of how it'd gotten to be so sore in the first place. I dragged myself up and cursed as I realized I now had a problem. Other than the towel around my waist, I was completely naked without any clothing to speak of. With a sigh, I made my way quietly to Aubrey's room, knocking on his door gently.Cigarettes and Handcuffs 35 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Who is it?" Aubrey's voice called through the door.
"It's Luca, Mr. Aubrey," I called back. "I... um... have a small problem." I heard a snap of fingers followed by a command for 'Baxter' to sit before the door opened and he gestured me to come in. I eyed the dog warily, figuring that he was as protective over Aubrey as his grandfather was.
"What's the matter? And don't mind Baxter. He'
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 45 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
Trapped in the FireI was awake and coughing, practically choking on the disgusting, smoke-filled air. I don't know what woke me, whether it was the fire alarm or the smoke that filled my lungs and made it impossible to breathe. But now, I was rolling out of my bed to crawl across the floor to my window. I knew the drill. We'd practiced it enough times when I was younger. I was to get out of the house, through my window and down the drop ladder, then wait for everyone else at the mailbox.Trapped in the Fire5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I stopped at the window, my fingers pulling up the carpet. I knew I was supposed to be escaping right now, but that was why I had hidden the box here. In this box were the most precious things to me, what held the most meaning and what was irreplacable. I pulled the box from its hiding spot before I pushed the window up and dropped the rope ladder. It was tricky to climb down with the box, but I wasn't going to drop it and I wasn't leaving it to burn either.
I jumped the last few feet to the ground and stumbled out towar
Save Me 3I woke slowly to the feel of the water in the bed shifting and turned enough to see Kekoa leaving the room. I wanted to chase him, to make sure I hadn't upset him, but I was still too tired and my eyes closed again. I knew I'd be awake again soon. My body was just too used to getting up early for school, diving practice, or work, but for now, I'd catch a couple more minutes of sleep. Maybe when Kekoa came back I'd drag myself fully conscious.Save Me 35 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I ended up waking before Kekoa came back and rolled out of the water bed slowly. I went over to the bathroom, washing my face some before making my way downstairs. I stopped in the living room first, but it was empty so I moved on to the kitchen. Lani was up, humming softly as he started up a pot of coffee. It was a small pot, so I figured he was the only one who drank it.
"Good morning, Lani," I said softly and he jumped slightly, startled.
"Oh, Cyan... You surprised me," he said, smiling warmly.
"Sorry, I learned quickly to be quiet in the morni
Balance of Power 5Slowly the darkness stopped being as suffocating and I started clawing my way through the cotton haze towards consciousness. I could feel a weight beside me, hear a steady beeping noise, smell the sweet scent of my mate even if it was mixed with worry. As I got closer to consciousness, I got my arm to move and wrapped it around the body beside me. I had little doubts that it was Nova lying there, I just hoped that it was because he was worried and not because he was hurt.Balance of Power 54 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Tell me you're alright..." I rasped out, opening my eyes slowly.
"I'm fine," Nova said, instantly moving up to give me a kiss. He didn't linger long, but it was definitely nice to feel his soft lips. "How do you feel, love?" he asked, brushing my hair back some.
"Like I was hit by a truck," I murmured. "What time is it?" I asked softly, rubbing his back with the arm I had around him since there was still an IV needle in the other one.
"Late," I answered. "Your fathers should be back around in about ten minutes or so.
The Falconer 2When I woke in the morning, I was greeted by the sound of hungry birds. They weren't little birds from the sound they made and I quickly cleaned up my camp to investigate. I had never heard so many large birds condensed in one area before and it bothered me. I found an area filled with large cages and within were quite a number of hawks. I frowned deeply, moving towards them to free the beautiful creatures, but before I did I waved my hand and turned their squawking into a language I could understand.The Falconer 25 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Stranger, you should not be here," one of the birds said as the rest continued to squawk. Apparently, I needed to work on that spell more.
"I was drawn by the noise you and your friends were making," I replied. "Such beautiful birds shouldn't be caged like this. You should be free to fly the skies."
"We fly," the hawk replied. "Everyday a human comes and allows us to fly. He brings us food as well." I tilted my head some in confusion.
"You are pets?" I asked in a bit of shock and no smal
Shipwreck Island 7When I woke up again, it was very dark out. The fire in the cave had burned down to embers so I moved slowly over to stoke it back up. I was stark naked and my pelvis hurt something awful. What I wouldn't give for a painkiller right about now. The thing that I noticed not long after I got the fire back up was that Britt was nowhere around.Shipwreck Island 74 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Be careful, baby," I mumbled to myself as I crawled back into the bed to wait for him to come back. I should have probably eaten something, but my worry for Britt far outweighed my worry for myself. I pulled the blanket tighter around myself as I heard what sounded like distant thunder. I hoped that was what it was. I didn't want to think of Britt being hurt or worse, killed. I almost screamed when someone entered the mouth of the cave, but I quickly realized it was Britt when he fell to his knees.
"Britt!" I cried worriedly as I moved as quickly as I could to his side. "Oh God... oh god..." I whimpered as I realized there was a hole in the back of
Never ForgetI ran through the woods as quickly as I could considering how heavy I was with child. I was due in only a month, but our village had been raided by soldiers. My mate and younger brother were murdered when buying me time to escape and now I was running. I was terrified. I could hear the frightened and saddened cries of the other 'females' as they were rounded up, the 'men' of their families murdered in front of their eyes.Never Forget5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
All I could do was run for the caves that my brother and I used to play in when we were little. Tears were streaming down my face at the memory of the kiss Jaliel had given me before forcing me to run. It was only moments after that I had heard his pained scream as he was gutted. My brother had moved to defend him, only to suffer the same fate. My entire family was gone, save the twins that I carried in my womb. The twins that would probably come before the sun rose because of how much energy I was putting out.
I got to the caves, finding them to be clear and went as
Trapped in the Fire 2I sat silently on the porch, waiting for that familiar old black Camaro to pull up into the drive. Of course Jason had readily agreed to Cody spending Friday and Saturday night at our house. I wasn't sure if it was how quick he'd agreed or that he'd agreed at all that worried me more though. Cody didn't need what Jason did to me, done to him. He wasn't screwed up yet. He was perfect.Trapped in the Fire 25 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Earth to Jordy. Jordy, come in!" Cody said and I blinked to see a hand waving in front of my face. "You were really zoned out there, Jordy. Whatcha thinking about?" I shook my head, feeling the heat of embarrassment rise to my face.
"Just zoning," I replied. There was no way I'd tell him. I'd have to tell him why I was worried about him being here all night if I did. And I was even more scared of that. He shifted to crouch down in front of me, a worried look crossing his face.
"You know, you've been zoning more than you probably should considering how long it's been since that night," he whispered, his co
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 Me5 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
The Romantic 2My classes were as boring as ever and I made my way from the university campus to the coffee shop to kill time until it was time for work. If I was lucky, the jerkoff wouldn't come there today or if he did, he'd find some new person to fuck with. I ordered my frappucino before going to find a table and pulled my book out again. I had just gotten in good with the chapter when I caught the sight of Dominic coming in the front door. I had half a mind to leave right then, but if I did that, he'd think he'd gotten to me. I turned my eyes back to the page, deciding not to care.The Romantic 25 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He got his coffee and another round of flirting before he took a seat at a table right beside mine. I had to fight to keep myself from scowling or moving somewhere else. I wasn't that petty. I could just ignore him and concentrate on my book. I reached for my drink, sucking slowly through the straw as I tried to focus on the words in front of me and not the hot jerk sitting beside me. He didn't say anything thankfully
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 Rules4 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