Love in Youth"Duck! Give it back!" A young man clad in white chased after a young woman with red hair pulled back in a thick braid.Love in Youth3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The woman laughed. "Catch me first, Fakir!" she called back, holding a feather quill above her head. Sunlight glinted off a gold band on her left ring finger.
"Why you moron... prankster!" Fakir yelled back, continuing the chase. She laughed even harder at that. They ran through the meadow, treading white and yellow flowers underneath them. Both of them were smiling through the chase despite Fakir's earlier words. Once Fakir could almost touch the hem of her long skirt trailing behind her, but she darted away before he could get closer. Panting, he stopped and rested his hands on his knees and heaved to catch his breath.
Duck turned around when his footsteps stopped. "Oh, c'mon, you giving up already?" she complained, looking back and crossing her arms.
Panting, Fakir lifted his head to look at her. He smiled wryly. "Nope!" He sprinted forward. Duck squealed and turned
Shades of BlueBeing lakeside after rain truly was a wonder. The wind was still, the sky almost cloudless. Dew sparkled on the grass and trees, making their shades of green more vibrant, and the lake shone a deep sapphire blue in the bright midday sun. However, Fakir wasn't focusing on his surroundings. Instead, he stood on the shore, hands in his pockets, and watched Ahiru as she whacked at cattails with her beak and wings. He smiled at the happy quacks she made as she amused herself with the long grasses. One particular cattail caught her interest, and she ducked her head into the bundle of cattails to pluck it out from the middle. She pulled as hard as she could while slapping her webbed feet furiously in the water. Suddenly she flopped back into the water with the weed in her beak.Shades of Blue3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Fakir laughed. "You could have grabbed a different one and saved yourself the embarrassment," he teased.
Ahiru quacked in protest despite the cattail stem in her mouth, even coming to shore to whack Fakir in the ankles
YGO Season 0- GuardianshippingYGO Season 0- Guardianshipping4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"I was so stupid..." Jonouchi muttered, walking down the steps of the train station. "What was I thinking, trying to impress a woman?" Head drooping, he thought, Guess I was wrong. I had even less chance with Nurse Miyuki than with-
He looked up and saw Amber standing there, hands clasped behind her back. "How'd it go?" she asked with a small smile.
Jonouchi sighed, fingers sliding through his mass of bright blonde hair. "Could've been better," he muttered. He continued to walk past her; Amber turned, eyes worried, and walked next to him.
"... Would you care to elaborate on that?" she asked, her voice hushed.
His hands clenched in his pockets as he stopped. "She's heading to another hospital. I couldn't stop her."
Surprised, all Amber could say was, "Oh." She looked down, her fist over her heart. She expected to feel glad that the nurse had left, relieved that there wasn't another rival for Jonouchi's affections. Yet, all that consumed her heart was deep sorrow, dee
Malon's Tale of FriendshipI was not always in love with the Hero of Time. Rather, when I first met him, I found him a rather strange child- dressed in green clothes, traces of baby fat still rounding his cheeks, a glowing fairy floating around his head. Link claimed he came to Father's ranch out of curiosity and a desire to rest from his adventures, but I thought the Goddesses sent him as a little joke. After all, I rarely talked to or played with other children my age, because of both being busy on the ranch and my natural trait to spend time by myself. In truth, I preferred taking care of and singing to my little horse Epona over the presence of human company. Yet, Epona found something special deep within Link, something good and kind. She took an immediate liking to the boy, rubbing her soft nose against his cheek and hands. He did not even have to finish singing her special song before she would come to him.Malon's Tale of Friendship4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Perhaps it was because of his love and care for Epona that he managed to capture my heart unknowing
Plotting A Date - AquashippingThe glorious song of the final school bell for the day pierce the classroom walls, singing into the ears of tired, bored, and excited students alike. Ryou Bakura had been one of the bored students, his long pale hair hanging over his face as he wrote something unrelated to his class notes in petite handwriting. It wasn't until he heard the lilting chatter of students around him that he lifted his head up and stopped writing. Quickly he slid his notebook and pen into the backpack sitting next to him. His gentle brown eyes scanned the room, on the lookout for any of the girls of his in-school fan club. The last thing he wanted was for even one of them to squeal and cling to his arm as they chattered on and on. With a relieved smile, Ryou smiled and stood up and his gaze fell on a familiar aqua-color haired girl talking to a brunette girl.Plotting A Date - Aquashipping4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Both girls were his friends; Tea, the brunette, was a graceful dancer that cared a lot about her friends. The aqua-color haired girl, Catzi, mad
Sudden InspirationDuck peaked out from behind the stage curtain, only letting one of her eyes show as she looks at the crowd. The chatter of human voices reached her ears, both from behind her on stage and in front of her. She gulped, gazing at the large crowd gathered to watch the ballet.Sudden Inspiration3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Duck! You have five minutes!"
"Aaah!" Duck jumped and turned around to face the director. "Oh - okay! I'll be backstage soon!"
"Hurry, please," the director sighed, rubbing her temple. "I need all of the swans together before they're onstage."
"A-alright," Duck muttered. The director walked away, and Duck continued to peer out at the audience from the curtain. "Where is he?" she whispered. "Fakir's too injured to dance, but he still said he'd come!" Her eyes scanned every row as best she could, but with how many people there were it was hard to make out many faces. "Maybe he's in the back," she decided. Her shoulders sagged as she forced herself to not cry.
"Hey Duck, what's wrong?" Pike said behind her.
Fight From a Nightmare - PTTThe swords crashed into each other and pushed each other away. Mytho spun and danced backwards, his onyx black sword held out in front of him by one hand. Fakir held his sword vertically with both hands, the silver metal of the blade shining. Mytho attacked, driving Fakir backwards with every swing of his cursed sword. Princess Tutu stayed with the unconscious Retzel, crouching over Fakir's friend protectively as prince and knight continued their duel.Fight From a Nightmare - PTT3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Fakir found an opening, swinging towards Mytho's torso. Mytho bent back, dodging the blade by inches. Only black feathers from his clothes were cut. Again Mytho drove forward in his heated attacks, his sneer turning into a grimace. "Some knight you are," he taunted. "You can't even protect your beloved Princess Tutu, let alone your prince!"
"No," Fakir panted, raising his sword horizontally with his own face. "I will save you, and I will protect her."
"Fakir..." Princess Tutu muttered, watching Fakir steadily.
Mytho laughed, a twisted so
I am...I am a girl with wings made of wordsI am...5 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I am a warrior strong with pen in hand
I am wise, a sage, with every phrase
I am one, yet many, sitting at home
I fly to worlds unknown from my chair
I travel to the future on a paper plane
I create and control many lives and stories
I dictate the good and the bad with ink
I don't want to walk out of my universe
I want to stay where I fly in control
I love my escape in this paper realm
I am a girl with wings made of words
Amber Meets UnmeiAmber Meets Unmei4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a bright, cheerful summer day in Domino City. A large cloud began to hide the sun just enough to drop the temperature by a few degrees. At the Domino City Park, the Inner Scouts, Joey, Tea, and Tristan, were hanging out in the shade of a row of trees. Joey just told a fabulous joke that everyone else was laughing at. Meanwhile, Yugi and Unmei were sitting at the edge of the large duck pond, talking and feeding the ducks with bread crumbs Unmei had brought.
"... and then Raye made me clean all the windows and sweep all the entrances," Unmei finished with a slight grimace. She immediately perked back up and assured the spike-haired boy next to her, "It was still worth pulling that one on her."
Yugi laughed, tossing more bread snippets at a mother duck and her ducklings. "Oh man, I wish I could have seen her face!"
Unmei laughed along with him. She looked back over the ducks, and Yugi took the opportunity to stare at the blue-eyed beauty next to him. Her blonde hair was all pulled
Showing FaithWalking to the church every WednesdayShowing Faith4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Even if you feel lonely at mutual
Listening to speakers each Sunday
Even if it seems their words aren't for you
Attending seminary daily
Even if your brain's clouded and weary
Studying scriptures every day
Even if your life is full and busy
Talking to your Father daily
Even if you feel too weighed down and grieved
Doing these things diligently
Even if just for your Father above
Pure LoveA prayer in a gardenPure Love4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
"Thy will be done"
From every pore
Being bound, spit on, mocked on all sides
Being whipped unjustly
Crowned with thick thorns
Forced to carry, unsteadily,
A beam to the hill
Being nailed, hand, wrist, and foot
To suffocate on a dark wood cross
"Thy will be done"
All this, He said, and did, for us
His brothers and sisters
YGO: Surprise GiftJoey Wheeler sighed as he walked down the street with his hands in his green jacket pockets. Watching people rush past him as they bought Christmas gifts for their friends and family didn't help his mood. His frown lingered as he stared up at the half-cloudy sky and mumbled, "It'd help if it snowed." He pulled out a small photograph out of his pocket, holding it firmly in his gloved fingers so he wouldn't drop it. In the photograph was himself with a girl; her red curls framed her smiling face and bright brown eyes. Looking at the picture, he smiled and stroked the photograph with his thumb. "Amber," he muttered, staring at the girl in the picture. "I miss you a lot."YGO: Surprise Gift4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When he finally looked up again, he was in front of the Game Turtle, his friend Yugi Moto's house and the game store Yugi's grandpa owned. Pocketing the photograph, he walked up to the door and pushed it open, ringing the bell at the top of the door. "Hey, Yug," Joey called out, looking around. He looked about, confused,
Hiding the TruthLaughter echoingHiding the Truth4 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
In a hollow heart of clay
About to shatter
Guardian in SorrowLuna walked around the school building, keeping her feet steady. Then, she broke into a run, grinning as if the sun illuminated her. She snatched the silver clip that held back her hair and allowed her long black hair to flow behind her with the wind she created by running. The thought entered through her mind again and again that she was going back, back to see the fairies she had just discovered weeks before. She couldn't even believe her luck, even after close to a month, and with a laugh she thought, I never thought anything that fantastic would ever happen in my life. But... Fairies exist! Even if they are wingless and live underground- Her thoughts froze, cemented in place as she grabbed the wire fence.Guardian in Sorrow4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
There, just beyond where she stood, under the shade of an aged oak tree, was Samuel. His sunglasses sat on top of his dark hair as he stood, passionately kissing a girl with perfect brunette curls.
Luna gasped, slapping her hand over her mouth before the couple could hear h
Yu-Gi-Oh Fanfiction IntroWithin our universe, there is Yin and Yang black and white, female and male, darkness and light. In everything there is and must be balance to prevent chaos. Ancient Egyptian legend tells of the seven Millenium Items, created with the powers of darkness to keep the world from falling to darkness, and of the brave Pharaoh that locked himself in the Millennium Puzzle to save the world from chaos. However, known to none of our day, there was an eighth Item created one imbued with light to balance with the dark powers of the first seven. If dark forces were to attain the other seven items and unleash chaos on the world, this eighth item would be used to vanquish the chaos and restore balance to the world.Yu-Gi-Oh Fanfiction Intro5 years ago in Settings More Like This
However, to protect the Item from being taken by those unworthy of it, all records of this Item were destroyed, and this Item was hidden separately from the other seven. Not even the current protectors of the seven Items or the guardians of the Pharaoh's tomb know
After You're GoneThe pressure of my backAfter You're Gone5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Leaning into you
Your arms around my waist
My hands on your arms-
I still feel them
An invisible strength,
Even after you're gone
Your soft, caring smile
Love shining in your eyes
Your downy hair in my fingers
Our hands clasped together-
I still feel them
Your love and strength
Even after you're gone
A Yu-Gi-Oh DreamIn my dream...A Yu-Gi-Oh Dream4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Pharaoh Atem was walking across a green grassy field. He was clothed head to toe in his Egyptian clothing with dark skin. As he walked, suddenly, he noticed that the ground below him was white. Looking up, he saw a pale woman with long, flowing white hair and white clothing. Her expression seemed... sad, as she gazed upon the Pharaoh.
"Lady," the Pharaoh began, walking up the small incline to where she stood. "What is wrong?" he asked with concern.
Instead of answering, she retreated further up the hill. The Pharaoh followed, confused and concerned.
She stopped at the edge of an amphitheater. The grass she stood on and the amphitheater have the same strange white quality as all the grass the Pharaoh tread on to follow her.
The Pharaoh stepped closer to her. "Lady," he asked again, reaching a hand towards her. "What is wrong?" His hand touched her upper arm, and she flinched away from his hand. Now she appeared frightened.
"Don't you dare lay a kiss on me!" she said in a
LoZ: The Trouble with FangirlsBeing the Hero of Time isn't easy. I've been fighting monsters and villains ever since I was ten, and growing older hasn't decreased the dangers I have to face. Every year, more monsters have appeared in the wilderness surrounding Hyrule, most of them plaguing travelers at night. When I'm not dealing with that, I'm traveling beyond Hyrule, locating sources of darkness and eliminating them before they spread. Lately my duties have also included diplomatic missions meeting with rules of countries both enemies of and allied to Hyrule, making and reinforcing treaties and the like.LoZ: The Trouble with Fangirls4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I would rather do all of that in one week without sleep than confront my fangirls.
I know that the people of Hyrule admire me and look up to me as their champion. Defeating Ganondorf then being appointed to the king's service gives me a level of fame I'm learning to manage. That isn't what bothers me. What bothers me are the women and girls that have formed clubs focused solely on me not just on wha
Peaceful, DreamingNightPeaceful, Dreaming4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
is a peaceful place
on a large college campus
The dark ceiling of sky above you
Save for the hints
Of snow gray mountains ahead
Your words cling to you like rope
Never reaching another's ears
For the few that pass you are in groups
Or plug their ears with music
The light from the building glass
Reaches you, tries to pull you to it
With long, tender fingers
But you walk past, not heeding, looking up
The faint chill arms of the dark
Wrap around your arms and shoulders
A shawl, a comforter, a whispered song
Giving you a smiling solitude
is a dreaming place
on a large college campus
Warmth Without and WithinA picture frame on the wall rattled as Fakir slammed the front door shut behind him. In one arm he had his paper, quill and ink; in the other he held a shivering yellow duck wrapped up in his coat. "Okay, next time I'll keep a better eye on the weather," Fakir muttered as thunder boomed outside. Lightning flashed through the window as Fakir set his writing materials on his desk and placed Duck gently on the couch near the fireplace. "I'll get the fire going," he told her before rushing outside through the back door.Warmth Without and Within3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Duck quacked softly as she shuddered in the soft fabric of the coat. Water droplets rolled off her head onto the couch. Normally she was fine being outdoors in the rain, but this was a storm bigger than anything she had ever seen before. She watched the rain pound against one of the windows and make the glass appear blurry; she smiled, thinking she was glad that Fakir could take her indoors.
Wind whistled through the back door as Fakir came back inside and struggled to clos