Secret of the ShadowAdrenaline drowned my muscles, forcing them to press on despite the searing pain that seemed to be tearing my legs in half. My lungs heaved as they took in the precious air, trying to encourage my limbs to make it to the Temple in time. It had been some time since I had been forced to run like this, since the jaws of Death were encroaching upon my person. The Shadows had protected me, keeping me within Their secret graces, hiding me within Their blessings, but alas a time must always come when the Shadows must be cast aside, revealing oneself to the Daylight, he who continually casts his rays upon this cursed land, showing me the memory of the destruction that had happened so long ago.Secret of the Shadow10 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
For seven years I have roamed this land, all the while knowing full well the Curse that laid over it. Ruin had befallen the virginal Ivory that stood watch over the land; now the purity had been raped and seduced into Midnight . The forces that stood at silent attention had been twisted, disfigured, and
DreamsDreams4 years ago in Drama More Like This
There is the odd night, here and there, where he dreams of nothing at all.
Some nights he dreams of the feel of a fist hitting a fragile body - the body he used to have before the needles and the vita rays, the body that he had trouble remembering was no longer his. He flinches, sometimes, when people throw a blow, because he remembers that once upon a time the fist would connect and there would be a crunch where now there was usually just a thud - if the fist is even fast enough to connect.
Those nights are ok. He usually wakes up fine. Rested.
Other nights he's back in the room with Erskine and Stark and the other scientists, in the metal tube, feeling the press of needles into his arms and the heat of rays through his body. That peculiar sense that everything was changing through the pain, the feeling of being too full and not full enough.
Those aren't too bad.
He dreams of bullets and guns and tanks and hydra weapons. Of explosions and comrades falling as they fight the g
avengers - this space betweenHe is as imposing and intimidating as he’s ever been, fire in his electric blue eyes and power in his stance, the hammer in his hand and angry lightning the only illumination. A lesser man might fear the thunder alone would stop his heart. He could have anyone at his mercy.avengers - this space between2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Instead he is offering mercy, the softhearted fool.
If he believes he can overpower me, why doesn’t he do it? And if he doesn’t believe he can, then why has he been pursuing me at all?
Sometimes I hear him, echoing as he had ever since my fall, telling me I deserved what I’d gotten, and what was sure to come to me.
But now he stands before me pleading just the opposite. He tries to tell me I can come home, insists that I can still be who I once was. I never was that man at all. I cannot claim back an identity that did not exist.
He does not understand. He knew a man. I am a monster. What have I to return to but scorn and lies? He offers forgiveness, but what can wash away the bl
Stick Shift"Explain to me again why you got me in this monkey suit?"Stick Shift4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Because", Tony cocked his head, "Clint's off playing James Bond with the Widow, Thor's doing whatever it is Thor does, and we all know Bruce isn't exactly hot on being around large crowds of people." The inventor shrugged and smirked, "That leaves you, and who would pass up a chance at having a legendary super solider as his wingman?"
With that, the billionaire put the final touches on Steve Rogers' bowtie, before taking a step back to admire his handy work much like an artist eyeing up a painting. The aforementioned soldier, for his part, seemed more like he was searching for the nearest exit. He nearly glared at his friend's descendant-wondering how the heck he fell into this mess.
Just a few hours before, the Captain had been enjoying a quiet and peaceful afternoon at his Brooklyn apartment; filling up his neglected sketchbook with page after page of new artwork. But all that came to a grinding halt when Stark had sudde
When Making Avengers Readerfics or FanfictionSo, after reading from many a drove and load of Avengers Fanfiction/Readerfics that shall go nameless, I've found things that have made me cringe, scoff, or ridicule said stories, and things I strongly, strongly feel should not go unsaid.When Making Avengers Readerfics or Fanfiction2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Now, I know, I know. I know that many of you did not read the comics before you joined the fandom, and most of you joined because of the movie, I get that, and I totally respect that.
But, still, my God, these characters that you are writing with that have been in the industry for twenty, thirty years, if not more. Captain America, aka Steve Rogers, has been a driving comic book stand character since World War 2, while Loki, Thor, Iron Man, and the Hulk were some of the comics that revived a dying industry.
Trust me. Comics had been slaughtered by the Comics Code Authority and Frederick Wertham, and became so sanitized and pampered for they were thought too violent for children of the fifties to read. By the
Convincing Cap, an Avengers ficletWhen Steve Rogers also known as Captain America walked up the stairs to his apartment, all he wanted was a shower, and not the invasion that was already there. One he wasn’t expecting.Convincing Cap, an Avengers ficlet2 years ago in Drama More Like This
When Rogers opened his door, he saw it. He had a flat screen television mounted on his wall and few gaming systems were parked right below it. On the desk, he saw there was a monitor which was on the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo was being used as the desktop wallpaper. The tower was sitting next to the monitor as the keyboard and mouse were right in front of it. On the couch, he saw there was what he assumed was a laptop which also had the S.H.I.E.L.D. logo as the desktop wallpaper on it, but he knew that’s where the music came from. There was also what he what he thought was called a cell phone next to the laptop. On his end table beside the couch, there was some sort of radio and a cordless house phone.
Somewhere in the apartment, Rogers heard the toilet flush and the sink run for a few moments before
Shades of Green- Chapter 14Shades of Green- Chapter 145 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Shades of Green
Chapter Fourteen- Conquest of The Leader
Part Five- Savage Monster, Noble Heart
The Leader's Helicarrier
It is common knowledge to know that whenever two females would fight, it was sure to be very violent and graphic, especially if they already have a huge animosity towards one another. Well, this could never be more true than the brutal fight that was being waged between Shego and Red She-Hulk, the confrontation between the two female Hulks making the surrounding adamantium/titanium walls tremble from the sheer ferocity of their blows. One could almost sense the hatred that these two women shared for one another, as if the glares that they gave each other were not enough evidence of this very fact, and not to mention the sheer impact of their blows.
The two female titans lashed out at one another with a fury that could only come from pure rage and animosity, blocking and countering one anothers moves as they traveled the length of the steel flooring w
Two Women, One HulkTwo Women, One Hulk5 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Shades of Green: One Month
Two Women, One Hulk
The Realm of Asgard
Thor was now leaving Asgard after visiting his father Odin, who wished to speak with him regarding the mortals that helped saved the nine realms from destruction at the hands of Loki. The conversation between Odin and Thor, like most of their discussions, was very brief and left the Thunder God wondering, for it seemed like Odin knew something that nobody else did and was intentionally hiding it. Thor could only begin to guess what his father was hiding, but whatever it was, it was something that was not meant to be revealed to anyone at this particular point of time.
He could only hope that whenever this secret was, it would be revealed to him and his fellow Avengers before it is too late. Thor continued to walk through the halls, his mind deep in thought regarding his conversation with Odin, and thus did not seem to notice the sound of approaching footsteps. It was only when this particular person announced her presen
Superfamily - DrabbleSuperfamily - Drabble3 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Sir, Steve Rogers wishes to speak with you."
"Hi hubby, what's up?"
"Tony, Peter is feeling worse."
"Steve, it's just a cold, he will be fine."
"But he doesn't look so good."
"That's because he is sick. Just give him the medicine we got from Bruce."
"Tony, I'm worried."
"He will be fine, Steve."
"Can you come here?"
"Tony, your son is sick. He asks for you."
"I'm working. It's very important."
"More important than your son?"
"Tony, come upstairs."
"Tony, I warn you.."
"Get your ass right here, Stark!!"
Tony flinched. Finally he gave up.
"In a minute."
"Papa, where is daddy?"
"He'll be here soon, Petey, don't worry."
They both heard some clanking sounds on the floor. Steve turned his head away and saw Tony enter in his suit. His eyes went wide but Peter beamed a smile.
"Hi kid, Iron man came to cheer you up!"
Peter laughed happily hearing Tony's altered voice while Steve frowned.
Avengers: In MemoriamIn MemoriamAvengers: In Memoriam4 years ago in Drama More Like This
in memoriam, a Latin phrase that translates directly as 'in memory of'"Did you mourn?"
"We all did."They all mourn. Just in different ways.
There is a bloodstain on the wall.
None of them ever mention it or show any sign of letting it dwell in their thoughts, but Fury has noticedwith his 'good eye' as Stark likes to refer to it asthat there are a few rare moments just before a mission when they can be found gathered around the mark they refuse to let anyone clean away, and one or two of them at a time can be found giving it more than just a passing glance as they wander by it, fingers outstretched and tips barely brushing the surface.
The stain marks more than another casualty of battleit is a moment of triumph, of death; it is where, separate as they were, they became a team, where they found something (no, someone) to avenge. It is where they go on their own to collect their thoughts, looking into the empty void before them (th
The Tears of a Hawk Bruce Banner was not a man who was easily worried. He was sympathetic, yes. He was caring, yes He was compassionate, yes. Overall, he was a very kind man. But he was not easily worried.The Tears of a Hawk4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
At least, not until he woke up at three forty-seven in the morning, with S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Clint Barton nowhere to be found.
Clint had been Bruce's close friend, lover, and bedmate for almost a year. They were accustomed to each other's sleeping habits. Clint would leave at odd hours of the night, called away on missions that Bruce could know nothing about. Bruce would crawl into their shared bed early in the morning, having spent all night experimenting with Tony.
Despite their very different schedules-and Clint's "if I told you I'd have to kill you, and I don't want to kill you" attitude towards his work- they had not spent a night wit
Hot Showers Tony was one of the smartest-if not the smartest-men in the world, and he was an innovative genius. But he was still a big enough dumbass to put only one shower in Stark Tower.Hot Showers4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Clint, hurry up in there!"
"Sorry, Tony." Clint didn't sound sorry at all, and Tony could still hear the shower running.
Tony waited patiently for two minutes before he slammed his fist against the door. "Barton, if you don't get the hell out of my shower, I will use anything and everything I can to destroy you!"
The shower stopped, and Tony allowed himself a moment to revel in his victory.
"Why don't you go find Steve and tell him to join you? I'm sure he'd love it."
"Why don't you fuck yourself?"
Now now, my love. -Yaoi, ch.1-Aiza closed the door to his apartment, careful to lock it as he went. He had the feeling that the boy living across from him may have been planning on robbing him. He was always leaving as Aiza was, which he found to be very suspicious indeed. Sure enough, Aiza turned around and saw him. Tall, skinny with a slight build, long black hair pulled into a tight ponytail and bright, molten yellow eyes. All that Aiza knew about the boy was that he was at most eighteen, and that he too lived alone. Aiza watched carefully as he walked down the long hallway, sounds of the other tenants daily lives filling his ears. Yelling from one apartment, music from another. Kitchen noises, children laughing and squealing, playing a game in the confines of the tiny apartments that made up Woodridge. When he reached the stairs he turned around slowly, then walked down, running his hand along the wooden walls, coming to the one board that never seemed to be placed as carefully as the others at the first landinNow now, my love. -Yaoi, ch.1-8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Villainess, The Physicist, and The Man-MonsterThe Villainess, The Physicist, and The Man-Monster4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Villainess, The Physicist... and The Man-Monster!
I am the only girl out of five siblings.
I was only sixteen years old when I lost my parents.
They were billionaire philanthropists, owned and ran multiple organizations around the world.
They were both killed in an accident.
Not much was revealed, other than that their plane exploded, most likely from a terrorist attack... or an assassination that was planned for them from the beginning.
Their death was a blow that I could barely withstand.
Somehow I managed to keep going.
It hurt me more than most realize, but then again, I never told anyone of how I felt.
It wasn't long after that traumatic event in my life that I and my brothers obtained powers from a comet.
I was already made an outcast in school long before gaining the abilitity to unleash fier
What Have I Done? p2The rest was just a blur; Wade hardly remembered what had happened after that mess. All he could register at the moment was slow motion. His life literally felt like it was in slow motion. Maybe it was. But he could see in front of him rushing paramedics and nurses and Steve and Tony Stark leaning over the stretcher that held their dying son and Black Widow and Hawkeye and Black Panther and Thor all trailing after them, looking panicked and just everything. Wade merely followed, still in his Deadpool costume except with his cowl down. Everything was going wrong. Things weren't supposed to end like this. Everything was fine and perfect before all of this had happenedWhat Have I Done? p23 years ago in Romance More Like This
x x x
"I'll see you later, Wade!" Peter had called to him hours earlier.
"Where are you going?" Wade had complained, not wanting his dear boyfriend to leave his sight as he leaned back on the couch, watching the teenager grab his cell phone from the coffee table and head for the door.
Akuroku: Misfortune pt. 8Axel slowly awoke and groaned as he stretched his arms up in the air. He turned and smiled,Akuroku: Misfortune pt. 88 years ago in Teen More Like This
Hey Roxas- Axel stopped and found that Roxas no longer was in his bedroom. Panic flew across him and all of those horrible memories started to come rushing back to him.
Why would he take off again!?
Axel jumped out of his bed and ran downstairs, he heard his mother cooking in the kitchen and paid her no mind. He rushed past the kitchen and to the front door.
Hahaha! Axel stopped in his tracks and turned around. He waited for another noise.
Here, why dont you grab the plates. His mother said.
Axel walked around the corner and found Roxas with his mother. They were cooking pancakes and Roxas, he was smiling, smiling a joyful smile. Roxas was grabbing the plates from the top shelf in the kitchen and was placing them down. Axel smirked, Roxas didnt leave, he was still right here with him.
Axel slowly walked up to Roxas and helped him with the pl
Young AvengersI think I'm GayI think Im Gay - Tony (Iron Man) Stark, Tommy (Speed)Young AvengersI think I'm Gay8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I think Im gay.
Tony Stark looked up from his newspaper, his cup of coffee paused in mid-sip as a brow rose in question. And you think this why?
Tommy his fork poked at his breakfast. Billys gay-
Thats no reas-
-and I slept with Eli last night.
Tommy poked at the eggs. He completely ignored the look of shock, and slight horror, on Tonys face. Man, I hate eggs. He muttered.
..You slept with Eli?
Yup. Pokes the eggs again and looks over at the dark-haired man.
.. Tony looked at the young speedster trying to figure out how he managed to get Eli to stay in the same room with him let alone sleep with him.
What!? Why are you looking at me like that!?
The Avengers - First Halloween TogetherThe Avengers - First Halloween Together3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Steve was standing in Tony's bedroom. He was holding a bag, with something frilly and puffy sticking out of it, his face as he was about to cry. Tony was standing in front of him, arms crossed, a smug smile plastered on his face. How he got into this mess? Oh right..
some time earlier
"Party, party, party!!" Tony chanted as he was marching through the apartment. Steve looked at him from the couch, taking a break from his book.
"What party?" he asked, looking puzzled at Tony. The brunet smiled wildly and pounced on Steve's lap, straddling him. Steve didn't expect that and dropped the book with a surprised yelp.
"A Halloween party, baby!" Tony shouted excited, cupping his face.
"What? Halloween?" Steve's mouth twitched in a sarcastic smile. "Aren't you too old for Halloween?" Tony rolled his eyes.
"Not that kind of party, a one for adults! You know, spiked punch, and that stuff!" Steve removed Tony's hands from his cheeks and eyed him suspiciously. It was just another occasion for
Iron Man fanfic"What is it Steve?" Tony asked correcting the grips on the prism.Iron Man fanfic6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Tony Anthony, what is going on? First I get a call from Rhodey, then from Pepper, and all of a sudden I see your face and your reputation being bashed all over. Tony what in the hell is going on?"
"Nothing," He smiled and turned around.
Steve Rogers made a face. "You're lying. I can tell, we were together once remember? Now please tell me?"
There was a silence. "I haven't even told Pepper yet." He whispered and turned back to the giant cylindrical contraption. He groaned and ran a hand through his already messy brown hair. It was now sticking up in all sorts of places, if this conversation wasn't serious Steve believes he would have gone up and played with it. He steered his thoughts towards helping Tony.
Brown eyes peered up at him. "Steve the arch reactor is killing me, slowly. And I found something to try."
"Anthony " he whispered put a hand on his shoulder. "You can't be serious."
MulanAvengers I'll make Aveng out of you.Nick fury:MulanAvengers I'll make Aveng out of you.4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
LET'S GET DOWN TO BISS-NESS
TO DEFEAT, LOKI
DID THEY SEND ME FIGHTERS,
OR DID THEY SEND, MUTANTS?
YOU'RE THE SADDEST BUNCH,
I'VE EVER MET.
BUT YOU CAN BET,
BEFORE WE'RE THROUGH,
FUCKER, I'LL MAKE AVENG,
OUT OF YOU.
TRANQUIL AS BLACK WIDOW,
BUT A HAWK, WITHIN.
ONCE WE FIND THOR'S BROTHER,
WE ARE SURE, TO WIN.
YOU'RE A SPINLESS PALE,
AND YOU HAVEN'T GOT A CLUE
SOMEHOW I'LL, MAKE AVENG
OUT OF YOOUUU.
I'm never gonna hold him in,
Say good-bye to those who knew me.
Boy, was I a fool in school for cutting gym.
Nick Fury's got 'em scared to death,
Hope he doesn't see right through me...
Now I really wish I knew how to swim!
WE MUST BE SWIFT AS THE GOD OF THUNDER!
WITH ALL THE FORCE OF TONY'S I-RON SUIT!
WITH ALL THE STRENGTH OF A RAGE-ING BANNER,
EXPERIENCED AS ROGERS,
LOKI'S RACING T'WARDS US,
WITH AN ALIEN, ARMY.
HEED MY EV'RY ORDER,
A Very True Kuro PoemMy hair is up in a little pink bandA Very True Kuro Poem4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
My dress the same shade with frills
Today was the day I was to confess my love
To my fiancé that gives me the chills.
I arrived at his house by carriage
With my servant by my side
Bursting into the manor with ease
I knew there was nowhere to hide.
My little blonde curls bobbed and bobbed
As I searched for him more and more
Until I came upon his very cute maid
Who made walking much more of a chore.
"I haven't seen him all day"
The bashfully cute maid confessed
"Perhaps you should ask the butler
He was the one who helped him get dressed."
But the more I searched, the more I found
That my fiancé was but a specter
Keeping himself from the ever cruel world
Along with his keen and sly butler.
Until, yes a sound, a sound omitted
From down the hall to right
So I ran up to the bedroom
In for quite a fright.
My cute fiancé with eyes like stars
And currently hair of hay
Tried to hide frantically the spot between sheets
Where next to him his butle
The Sounds of You Breathing :: StonyThe Sounds of You BreathingThe Sounds of You Breathing :: Stony4 years ago in Romance More Like This
When he wakes up in the middle of the night, panting and still half-stuck in a nightmare, he sometimes panics. Well, he nearly does. It takes a few seconds for his surroundings to reassert themselves; to tell him that he's not being pelted with freezing wind, that it's so cold he can see his breath, that he's reaching out and Bucky's
The thought is always cut off before it can finish.
But then he looks up and there's no grey clouds and snow covered mountains surrounding him, but there's a ceiling and walls and an entire wall of windows overlooking the ocean and Tony snoring peacefully beside him.
That's, ultimately, what grounds him firmly in reality, in the here and now. The walls and windows are nice, but it's Tony sleeping beside him, eyes closed and the faint glow of the arc reactor throwing out a pale blue light, that makes his heart stop racing and a small to start tugging at the corners of his lips.
Sometimes he wakes Tony up if it's bee