APH: PrayerThe Aegean Sea is once again the sea of war. For centuries the tide has been set and fixed, waves throwing themselves against the west, the mighty Ottoman Empire ruling the Sea. But now the tide has turned. The cradle of Europe rises.APH: Prayer2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Two men were standing on an ancient temple’s ruins on a distant isle far away in the blue Aegean Sea with the sun blazing over them. They were both armed and facing each other while a battle raged all around them as soldiers clashed, fought and died. Greece tightened his grip on his halberd and panted with exhaustion. He had fought for years now, his white clothing stained with dirt and ash and blood, his hair messy and dirty and his brow sweating. And the man who stood before him, clothed in red and white cloaks and robes and wearing a large turban, shadowing his masked face, was also struggling to keep himself up, gripping his sword with the ferocity of a wounded lion.
“End this madness now”, the Ottoman Empire said. “Now
Russian Roulette .DeadOrAlive.By - Marla F.Russian Roulette .DeadOrAlive.6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Author's notes: This is a rather short, very dark piece of Christie/Helena fiction, because I feel they have the most interesting connection, and that some deliciously angst, dark things are possible between those two. There is not much Dead or Alive fiction that goes deeper, so here is my attempt at being 'deeper', getting into the soul of Helena and portraying a character that was never explained well in the actual games. Helena's POV.
Rating: R, for darkness, seriousness, and some f/f sex (nothing too graphic though)
Feedback: Pretty please? Drop a line and make me one happy camper.
Disclaimer: I just borrowed the characters of Helena and Christie, but I promise to return them all new and shiny.
Not so long ago, you have betrayed me.
Even now, looking down at you laying next
Logan x reader-My weaknessYou woke up from the sound of heavy breathing. You opened your eyes and saw Logan sitting on the edge of the bed, his feet on the cold floor, his hands in his hair.Logan x reader-My weakness1 year ago in Romance More Like This
You sat up as well, your legs on either side of him. You wrapped your arms around his broad torso while you snuggled your chin into the crook of his neck.
‘’Do you want to talk about it?’’ you asked him.
‘’No, just…stay with me.’’ He sighed, knowing that you already guessed he had another nightmare.
His nightmare’s were horrible, at least for Logan they couldn’t be worse. You were always there, and he was never able to help you as you were attacked. He had watched you die so many times, yet the pain never subsided. You always ended up lying on the floor, bleeding out, convulsing, while Logan helplessly had to watch as your bright eyes became dull while the life seeped out of your body.
‘’Okay, I’m here for you.’’ You whispered in
Batman/Green Arrow: Crossfire Chapter 1Joseph Kane sat in the Batcave, sending data to Batman, who was driving in the Batmobile.Batman/Green Arrow: Crossfire Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"The burn patterns on the victims suggest that Firefly is doing his work up close and personal for once. And unlike Gotham PD I was able to reconstruct their fingerprints digitally, sending you addresses."
Batman looked at the list, "Targeting the rich who live in New Babylon Towers I see...he's hunting them down and then dumping them in the East End."
"New Babylon Towers huh? What happened to the old one?"
"Destroyed by those living in it when the Clench hit."
Batman nodded, "How is Nightwing?"
Joseph looked over to where Alfred was fussing over Nightwing's injuries from taking on Firefly. Joseph's little brother Sam and Damian Wayne were watching as Alfred was trying to make Nightwing sit still. "He'd be better if he would," Joseph raised his voice a bit "SIT DOWN and let Alfred do his thing."
"Good. I'll remain on patrol for now. Batman, out." Batman cut off the comm and Joseph turned awa
A Christopher Pike storyStar TrekA Christopher Pike story6 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Reach for the Future
Ensign Christopher Pike had a headache which would knock out even a full-grown Edosian Sand Tiger. Through the throbbing pain originating between his temples, he tried to look around, to observe his surroundings.
He faintly remembered how he managed to squeeze himself into an already cramped shuttlecraft, bound to leave the doomed Kelvin. He also remembered the oxygen level starting to drop inside the shuttle: the little craft was designed to house a maximum of twelve people for a period of six hours, not twice the many onboard for... Pike did not remember the duration.
Pike was a smart young man. He didn't have to have a degree in medicine to figure out that he must have fainted after some time. The fact that he was able to come to that conclusion showed him that he didn't suffer any irreversible brain damage. Hell, he was alive! And judging by the pure white surroundings and piercing light, he was in some sort of hospital, or sick bay.
Pike tried to sit
Historias de amorCuéntame amor mío la historia de amor más bella que hayas oído.Historias de amor4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Descríbeme cada detalle, nárrame cada momento, explícame cada caricia, cada susurro, cada beso.
Dibújame en un lienzo los labios dulces de aquellos amantes, sus ojos cerrados, sus cabellos largos, sus manos suaves.
Cuéntame cariño, cuéntame cómo se conocieron. Dime dónde se encontraron, descríbeme su primer beso.
Cántame su canción y susúrrame sus "te quiero". Explícame sus deseos y abrázame como hicieron.
Cuéntame amor mío la historia de amor más bella que hayas oído.
Entonces te contaré nuestra historia, toda mi vida contigo.
Partners 01Partners 015 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Partners: a Batman Beyond fanfic.
Matt stayed up late that night, like most nights. It had been almost 5 months since he had discovered his brother's secret life. He had the stolen communicator tucked under his pillow and turned down low so that it couldn't be heard by anyone more then three feet away. His mom was asleep. His mom thought he was asleep. In truth he was listening. There had been a jail break. Blight had broken out of his high security cell and burned his way through half a cell block before cutting through the outer wall and making a b-line for the river. The police couldn't get close; he was giving off too much radiation even for the special unit. Commissioner Gordon had pulled her men back until they could get some better equipment. That had of course left the field free for Batman. Matt didn't know for sure, but he suspected the commissioner was in on the secret. Sometimes she did things that were a little too conv
Days of Future Past: Halldora (Prologue)Days of Future Past: Halldora (Prologue)1 year ago in Drama More Like This
Storm was the first to get off the jet, Logan was not far behind, he stepped off the jet and lit a cigar taking a puff of it, Halldora came up behind him and grabbed the cigar before he could even light it, Halldora smirked and through it over the cliff and walked up beside Storm. Logan knew Halldora hated it when she smoked. Professor Xavier wheeled up to Blink and Bishop; he smiled at Kitty and Bobby.
They all walked inside, Halldora stayed close to Logan, “I’ve never sent anyone back decades Professor, only a few weeks or a month at the most…” Kitty said looking at everyone nervously, “Besides… No one could make a trip like that, it would rip them apart…” Kitty said.
“What if someone could be ripped apart but also heal fast than they’re being ripped apart” Logan said, “I could make the trip” Logan looked at Kitty than at the Professor.
“Logan no!” Halldora said sternly.
“This could, if
Not ScaryNot Scary4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Shades of Green: One Month
Shego found herself in a conversation with several women, most of whom she was meeting for the first time since she arrived at the mansion just a mere four days ago. In all honesty, she was really enjoying her conversation with the four female heroes, all of whom she could relate to on one level or another. She couldn't remember the last time that she had a decent conversation with another human being, let alone anyone who could better understand or relate to her on some level.
It was good to actually have some new friends, and besides, her flirting and attempts to make Hulk fall for her were proving to be more difficult than she originally imagined. Still, she wasn't about to give up on seducing the Green Goliath; even if it would take months to accomplish, Shego wasn't going to quit until the Hulk was completely under her control! Only then would she be able to set her plans into motion, but for right now, she was more
RusGre~i fell in love with my best friendSo i really love that couple Russia x Greece and i thing and other people should like it! i can't stand with the Ships Giripan,TurGre,RoChu,RusBela ( i really like belarus but i ship her with other character). So i made this story.RusGre~i fell in love with my best friend2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Heracles was walking at the forest, then he heared the voice of his litle brother Italy....He ran to see if he is ok...
He saw the axis Germany,Italy and Japan, he walked by them direction....Japan noticed him and he tried to hide behind of Germany back.
Greece was thinking what happend with him and then italy waved at him
- Hey big brother Greece ~Veee
-Hey italy and guys...
-Hallo greece germany said
- hey why kiku is hiding..?
- oh hey there greece-san
- hey kiku do you want to hang out
- uhmm i dont know i can't...the guys need me
-~vee no we are ok go with ur friend
- Ve aze ok japan
-japan is somethin wrong
-Guys can you give a time with me and greece..?
- Sure italy and germany said as they walked
- So what happend japan..?
-well greece, you are a goo
The most famous couple chp 1The most famous couple chp 13 years ago in Settings More Like This
five out of the six main ponies were watching Rainbow Dash, as she got interviewed by Spike, who had started being a newscaster and famous interviewer. Flutershy was still confused
"I still dont understang whats going on" she asked
"oh come on Flutershy!" Rarity answered prety angry
"dont be so rude" twilight started "not even I understands this at 100 per cent"
"its easy, discord came back for something celestia called "involuntary revival" which seems to be a fight between people or something! we went and defeated him once again, but this tima far away in the everfree forest! Rainbow Dash was the first to come back, so she got all the credit! what can't you UNDERSTAND!" Rarity was angry, but not at them, she wanted to be famous, she wanted to be the one highlighted, she wanted to be the one which people liked......so she could sell her dresses
"ah only know that we defeated discord, and ah'm completly satified with that" Applejack concluded
Meanwhile the pegasus got asked many questi
My First and Last War PoemWhen he came back from the war,My First and Last War Poem9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
all he saw was shrapnel.
Not like the sort on the battlefield,
at home there were no bodies,
there was no thick sticky blood on his hand,
She stood at the beach,
brushed back a strand of hair
a jellyfish washed onto shore.
She knew only the dead were that clear
and it reminded her of the poisonings:
dead cats and dogs curled in balls along the sidewalk
after some jerk littered the doorsteps
steaks marinated in cyanide.
instead, he watched his family,
watched himself at the dinner
table as if he weren't even eating
swallowed the potatoes and wondered
"where is the metallic flavor;"
"where is the gritty dirt?"
And there was that other time
she was walking in some forest,
and there was this stag
limp in the dirt,
coat the same color as the mud,
speckled in hovering flies,
an arrow wound under it's chest
and only the antlers taken for trophy.
He doesn't know how to go to the grocery
anymore, how to pick out a ripe pear.
He squints to read t
PQ: OrthodoxyOne value of the gospels that will never change and always astounds me is the way it seems to find something personal about me and talk about it. It is incredibly similar to old episodes of The Simpsons who, when watching the cat and mouse cartoon Itchy and Scratchy, would be shown something important or relevant to the ongoing scenario in their life, almost as if by pure accident. Jesus Christ's life, words and actions, always find a way to confront me or reinforce in me something pertinent to my life, at this second. This is certainly something that continues throughout one's life, especially since the gospel message is not necessarily contained within those four books of the Bible. It also happens to us on a day-to-day basis when we see or interpret signs and metaphors in our lives.PQ: Orthodoxy6 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Christ is, in essence, all around us at all times, ready to be breathed in, and it is this sort of life that the Psalms tend to focus on. A monk-like reverence of nature as a temple for the
Closing The BookIt was so hard to endClosing The Book4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I hurt a lot afterwards
I may be gone for now
But please...dont make it so much harder
I dont have many tears left to shed
I need to breath easy for now
Dont lose your life cause of me
If you want to make me happy
Dont live solely for me
Stamps - Rus + DenSummery: Russia, sitting alone, contemplating an old ally after the fall of Soviet.Stamps - Rus + Den4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The year was 1993. Russia, now, no longer Soviet but once again Russia, sat alone in his study, only a single table lamp lit in order to illuminate his work space leaving the rest of the room dim and dark. Not that there was anything to see in the rest of the room, it carried only the bare necessities for a study.
The Slav was admiring two small squares of printed paper.
They were tiny, really. So very small. Small enough to easily lie at the end of his thumb. Small enough, light enough that a damp fingertip could pick one up. And yet, they symbolized so much.
500 years. Allies.
But even with that, the two squares represented still more.
Russia contemplatively swiped his hand over the one not written in his beautiful Cyrillic script. Had the letters not been so tiny, he would have traced them.
DANMARK 1493-1993 RUSLAND
He wondered briefly why Denmark had chosen to celebrate i
A Case for ChristianityA Case for Christianity4 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
A CASE FOR CHRISTIANITY
I can't quote Scripture. I don't know much theology, and I can't speak for all the divisions of Christendom. But, as a practicing Christian, I do know a bit about my religionenough to get annoyed when ignorant people (I'm looking at you, Angry Forum Posters) consider Christianity to be hateful and Christians to be naïve.
I'm Orthodox Christian. The Orthodox Church is regarded as the original Christian church, dating back to the time of Christ. (No, the Catholic Church isn't the firstthey split from the Orthodox in 1054 over many issues.) I won't go into those details here, but if you are curious to know more, a fantastic article which explains the differences between the Orthodoxy and Catholicism can be found in the authour's comments.
Anyway, since I'm Orthodox Christian, many beliefs shared by the Orthodox will show up in the following essay.
Logan/wolverine x reader-my power pt.1A/N: you have been in the x mansion for about two months now and you haven’t shown your power to anybody…yet. You’ve managed to become friends with Logan and all his friends like Quicksilver and Nightcrawler (as far as you can call them friends) are your friends too. You’re like 22 and Logan’s about 24 years old.Logan/wolverine x reader-my power pt.11 year ago in Humor More Like This
You were walking through the hallway of the academy with your headphones on humming along to the beat and sometimes making a happy pirouette. You loved music and it could just make your day. Currently you were listening to young volcanoes by fall out boy while lightly swinging your hips to the beat as you made your way to your room. Your classes had ended about half an hour ago and after chatting with some of your friends you decided to go back to your room where you’d change and go to the gym to practice your punches and kicks.
*le time skip to the gym*
You punched and kicked at the dummy in front of you and (again) had some
What If...Chap 4 Result:RussiaChapter 4 Result: RussiaWhat If...Chap 4 Result:Russia4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Warning(s): Slight language/ very f*cking long
Incase you guys are confused about Russia's accent here's a cheat sheet:
w's turn into v's
v's turn into f's
g's turn into k's
d's turn into t's
th turns into s or z, I used z since I already used it for France.
Oh and, sorry I'm a pronunciation Nazi, Russia's name is pronounced E-VAN not EYE-VAN
Also someone pointed out something with France's accent that I totally forgot g's are pronounced like j's and vise versa so I'm going to start doing that.
And after watching the episodes with Spain again, I heard him use 'chu' as you so I'm going to do that too! Plus it just sounds so cute^^
"Ouch, the hell?" You look up to see what you ran into and your eyes widen holy shit you ran into Russia!!! This morning just kept getting better and better.
"Hm?" He blinks down at you; you look up and stare at t
The Early Church II-1: The MartyrsThe Early Church II-1: The Martyrs2 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Last time we examined the message of Christianity and how it was presented to both Jew and Gentile. The message of Christ was a message of dignity, divine sonship and daughterhood, and a noble mission, namely the salvation of all in the name of Christ Jesus.
This, however, came with many difficulties. There were many who refused to hear the message. Others simply saw God as one among many appropriating what was profitable to them in the Christian message. Others reacted violently. Of these three, it may seem strange to hear that the second problem, corrupted teaching, was actually the most destructive to the Church. While there were those who were outside the Church who simply selected a few points and incorporated them into their pagan theology there were plenty of Christians who, because of culture, (both abundance and lack of) learning, and zeal, caused a great deal of trouble by their words.
In order to counteract these false teachings and bad influences the Church,
TG War Status SheetDiscontinuedTG War Status Sheet6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
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Teams messed up again, I think. I think I missed some posts from new soldiers.
Let's see if I can keep this up.
If there is nothing by your name, I don't know if you are as you Normally are or if you are Transformed. I will also try to track locations.
TxG 'Password: Navarino' Ch. 6He stood in front of the deserted house and smiled. The door stood wide open like a black hungry mouth.TxG 'Password: Navarino' Ch. 64 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Disappointing? Sure. Surprising? Not at all.
He let his eyes wander around once again. One wall of the pretty villa was torn up and cracks ran across the white concrete in a complicated pattern. A few sheets of white paper were left in the entry hall, unattended by the former inhabitants. They must have been in a great hurry for most of the furniture was not removed, not even covered with the usual gray awning. He entered the house, silently he walked through the corridors, peeking into rooms and opening random doors. To him it didn't seem like anyone had ever lived here. There were no personal features anywhere to be found. Everything was plain and effectively furnished. Even the kitchen, which was a big bright room filled with metallic plates that made up the stove, fridge and dishwasher, didn't appear to ever have seen the slightest trace of food in its entire life. On the counter