Gale of Darkness - Chapter OneThe sky above was dark and cloudy, speckled with flashes of lightning, followed by the immense boom of thunder. I looked around, confused by my surroundings. I was aboard a massive ship. I went over to the edge of the ship and peered down, searching for the name. I found it relatively quickly: The S.S. Libra.
We were sailing in smooth waters until two six spotlights fell across the deck. I ran to the bow and turned to find two large helicopters flying alongside the ship and one flying above the wheelhouse. Another helicopter appeared and the four made a square above the ship, two flanking each side.
Then something strange appeared out of the sky, casting a black shadow across most of the ship. It was a massive Pokémon that roared in defiance and then shot down a bolt of psychic energy. That energy then proceeded to enfold the ship, lifting it straight out of the water. The ship tilted, tossing the captain and first mate right off the edge and into the water.
As the Pokémon to
Stuck in the Past - Chapter OneI lay curled up in the blankets on my bed within the warm cherry wood walls of my cabin, sleeping peacefully for the first time in nearly seven weeks after I have finally gained control over my powers and sent Haden away. Over the past few weeks, I hadn't been sleeping too soundly, either having strange dreams of the black horse I had seen or simply being unable to sleep. But, over the last week, I'd finally been able to sleep soundly through the night.Stuck in the Past - Chapter One3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That night, however, was really trying to keep me awake. And just as I fell asleep, I was quite literally thrown from my bed when the ship slammed roughly into something very, very solid. I rolled onto my stomach and looked around in confusion. What in the world had we hit?
I gasped when a particularly violent wave slammed in through the window and splashed me with freezing cold sea water. I hopped to my feet and, ignoring the fact that I was only wearing a tee shirt and underwear, I high-tailed it up onto deck and promptly lost my foot
Stuck in the Past - Chapter ThreeI pounded my fists against the door as tears threated to fall down my cheeks. When I stopped, I rested my forehead against the door. The doorknob clicked and I stumbled away from it as Lucero swung the door open and he stepped inside, smirking. "You'll do anything so long as I don't harm your lovely little friends, hmm?" He sneered.Stuck in the Past - Chapter Three3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I glared at up at him but finally nodded as my eyes dulled. I didn't have any other choice but to give in to him. If I didn't listen to him, he'd torture the others. I couldn't let that happen. I'd just have to suffer through whatever he wanted until they got the ship repaired.
A gasp escaped my lips as he suddenly rushed towards me, dipping me back like a dancer would, holding me suspended with his arm wrapped around my waist. I was forced to hold onto his shoulders by instinct. He smirked down at me before tilting his chin up and then leaning down to kiss the exposed skin of my chest. The second his lips touched my skin, I felt out of breath. Something we
Stuck in the Past - Chapter SixChen and the others turned around as Lucero came charging down the ground staircase. He looked worried and Sparky immediately stepped forward. "What's wrong?" She demanded.Stuck in the Past - Chapter Six3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"It's the girl from before - Sarah Grace, I believe she's vanished. None of the maids can seem to find her and Leena's been killed. This was found in her chest." He said sadly and held up Grace's knife, stained with blood. "Leena must've tried to stop Grace from running off."
Angel gasped from behind Riddle and Sparky began to shake her head before she looked up pleadingly. "No, she wouldn't do something like that. She cares about everybody." She said.
Lucero held back his smirk, not knowing that one person saw past his ruse. And that person hung back in the shadows, watching the group with black eyes. Aslansa felt that something was wrong. How could nobody else sense that? Grace had been framed for murder once before. And how could they truly trust Lucero when they barely knew the man? What had gotten into t
Stuck in the Past - Chapter TwoI followed the women of the crew as they trailed after Lucero like lost little ducklings. My emotions were a mess as I tried to figure out whether or not to trust Lucero. Something made me want to, to just let him take care of everything but then the rational side of my brain kicked me in the ass for wanting to let a man I barely knew take care of me.Stuck in the Past - Chapter Two3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Lucero was taking us north and I soon found that we weren't even in the town anymore, instead heading for a great mansion on top of a fairly tall hill. The entire property was enclosed by a tall, black, iron wrought fence with a massive gate just in front of us. The house itself was an absolute mansion and made of bricks that were the color of fall leaves ranging from crimson red to fiery orange. It was nearly three-stories tall with colonial-style pillars circling the entire wrap-around porch. The roof was pointed in the center like a pyramid with two chimney stacks and a few attic-windows. The entire place was rather foreboding but beau
Bullying: Another Life is StolenMaking others feel worthless is what you do bestBullying: Another Life is Stolen3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Then you go and claim it was all a joke, a mere jest
But your words mean more than you comprehend
Your words can lose somebody their dearest friend
Your jokes have taken another young life away
Now the day is bleak and a cruel shade of grey
Know that to obtain your one little power trip
Your victim will feel as if they are being whipped
So the next time you feel the urge to tease or play
Be sure to always remember what happened this day
Your torment stole a family member and friend
And for the family, there will seem to be no end
Stop the bullying before another young life is stolen from us
CREW LISTEdit: Chenbeard the Pirate is no longer the Captain of the Black Fedora Pirates. The new captain is Lady Riddle :iconDiluculi: so if yer lookin' t' join, best seek 'er out eh? ^^CREW LIST3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Arrr maties. Ye've waited a long time ta see the crew list come up and I just want ye all ta know that this is going to double up as a bounty list (this journal entry will be a permanent entry). It will be linked on my ID and every crew member will be featured here permanently.
For those who are interested in joining the crew, the join rules will be listed below after the bounty section (Ctrl + F, "Join Rules", to skip straight there). If you want to know WHY it is good to have a bounty, scroll past the crew list and I'll give a full explanation on it ("Bounty Section").
Note: members in this list are NOT listed in terms of rank, with the exception of the Captain and First Mate (Co-Captain) who will occupy the first two slots.
1. Chenbeard (Chennie) the Pirate :iconW
Stuck in the Past - Chapter FourOnce I finally managed to get a hold of myself, I rolled my shoulders and stood out of bed. As I swung my legs out of bed, I smiled when my feet brushed up against a backpack that Aslansa had left by my bed. Leaning down, I opened the bag and found a wonderful set of clothes within. I grinned happily before quickly changing into the outfit he'd brought me. Once I'd finished dressing, I breathed a sigh of relief. Aslansa had brought me a pair of black trousers, my white boots, some underclothes, and a tight black shirt with three-quarter sleeves.Stuck in the Past - Chapter Four3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I made my way down the hall and then down the grand staircase until finally stepping into the dining room. It was the real dining room, the one where the others had eaten the night before while Lucero ate with me in the room next door. I shuddered and shook off that memory and made to take a seat but, as I passed the front of the table, Lucero's arm snapped out and drew me closer to him, his hand tight around my elbow. "If you tell anyone about
Even Angels Need A Helping HandEvery human that will walk this earthEven Angels Need A Helping Hand3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Has a purpose and has a worth
From birth to grave, from life to death
Until they breathe their very last breath
Their path is laid out before them
Some are destined to help others
To act as parents, sisters and brothers
To bring light into a vast sea of darkness
Working to the bone and never less
Others might be tasked to sit on the sidelines
Waiting and watching for tell-tale signs
Helping without face-to-face interaction
Discerning what help to give from other's actions
Then there are the Angels, the light givers
Their love all-encompassing like a grand river
It is their nature to help all those that seek it
To be there for all and to never ever omit
These Angels themselves have seen Hell
And in their hearts, darkness does dwell
Yet, they take the pain of who comes to them
And never once do they condemn
Sometimes even Angel need a guiding hand
Stuck in the Past - Chapter SevenAs I tried to get away from the young man with brown hair, he continued to walk towards me. I didn't recognize him and he seemed eager to stop me. Scrambling up to my feet, I faced him, my blue-grey eyes wide with terror.Stuck in the Past - Chapter Seven3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What are you talking about? You know who I am, Grace. It's me, Aslansa." The man said as he stepped closer, holding out his hands with the palms up. As he did, images flashed through my mind. I saw the young man, Aslansa, attacking what looked like guards. He was tearing them apart, rage clear on his face. His hazel-green eyes had hardened and become a soulless black. His skin had paled and he looked terrifying. Then, he reared back and his body began to change as he let out an inhuman roar. His hands grew longer as finger nails split to accommodate claws; his feet grew much longer and angled up, becoming talons. His hair shored and turned blood red as his eyes soon shifted to match their color. Crimson scaled ran from his dragon-like feet to his waist, his teeth wer
Stuck in the Past - Chapter FiveLucero watched as Chen gave his speech to his crew and was actually surprised when young Sarah Grace stood and left the room. Only his sensitive hearing could hear her running through the halls to get away and a smile ticked up the corner of his mouth but he pushed it down into a frown, hiding his joy. He turned towards Chen and motioned towards the rest of the crew. "You continue what you have to say and I shall fetch her." He assured and walked calmly from the room, following in the direction of Sarah Grace's footsteps. He knew where she was heading even though she didn't and it didn't take him long to reach his weapon room.Stuck in the Past - Chapter Five3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Lucero smiled. She had ventured into his favorite room, the room where he kept all his toys from all the years he had lived and he had lived a long time, long enough to grow weary of the years.
He stepped inside the room and walked towards where he knew she was. She had wandered back into the more modern area, where the weapons that were only a few decades
Stuck in the Past - Chapter EightSilvian gasped and, along with Terran, slapped his hands over his ears as quickly as possible when Grace began screaming. He had feared that the antidote would react as it had. Not only had the poison from the dagger caused intense pain, but the antidote took that pain and intensified it until the victim was begging for death. Silvian was suffering all that Grace was he was an empath and her pain was so great that it bypassed the walls he had around his mind to protect him and he felt what she did.Stuck in the Past - Chapter Eight3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Silvian and Grace shared thoughts and, in that moment, they were essentially one being. The agony of the poison along with the antidote was so brutally intense and unbearably painful that, if he had some kind of blade, he literally would've cut his arm off, where the greatest pain was localized. The muscle tissues in his hand felt as if it had been thrown into a vat of hydrochloric acid and that feeling was slowly traveling up his arm and into the rest of his body.
Silvian forced the
Chasing Windrider - Part 1“Get down! Get down!”Chasing Windrider - Part 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sarah Grace Saoirse didn’t have time to figure out who called the order, or why. She, like all other souls aboard, immediately hit the deck and grabbed whatever held purchase. A heartbeat later, a seventy-five foot rogue wave rose up on the starboard side, crashing over railing and deck like the great, one-fifty foot long galleon was no more than a bath toy. The ship rocked onto its side and the pirates were left hanging amid sea foam and salty spray.
“Grace, get this ship right-way up!” Captain Riddle shouted, hanging from the wheel.
Swells continued to pummel the ship as Sarah Grace struggled to summon up what powers she possessed. Her eyes flashed sterling silver, like little discs of molten mercury. The wind surged up in hurricane force gusts, whipping beneath the port side of the boat. At the same time, the temperature plummeted. So as the wind fought to catch in the sideways sails, ice formed across the deck, even on the skin an
Is it my turn yet?I know the thought of seeing you some dayIs it my turn yet?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Might be, to some, a bit too cliché
But I know that when I finally find you
You're the only one I'll ever look to
One day, maybe soon, you'll take my hand
And take me on a long walk in the sand
And then we'll go dancing in the rain
Then you'll take me and kiss away my pain
You'll ensure that I have nothing to fear
I will be known to you as honey or dear
Someday, our paths shall run together
With you, there is nothing I cannot weather
They say everybody falls in love someday.
Is it my turn yet?
Stuck in the Past - Chapter ElevenI screamed, absolutely unable to hold it in. It simply couldn't be helped, not when Zabel inspired such fear. Not a minute passed before a pair of strong arms gripped my shoulders, shaking me softly. I opened my eyes and sat bolt upright, absolutely terrified. "It's alright Grace, it's just a dream." Silvian said quickly, soothingly as he sat down beside me, brushing a thick lock of hair out of my face. "There's nobody here Grace, calm down." He assured.Stuck in the Past - Chapter Eleven3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I literally collapsed, shoving my face into his shoulder and clutching at his shirt as hot tears streamed down my cheeks. "It wasn't just a dream. He was here " I whispered horribly, shaking like a leaf as Silvian rubbed my back and smoothed down my ruffled hair.
"Come on, you should get dressed." Silvian ushered, standing up and offering his hand. I took it and whimpered in shock when black blobs began to dance in my vision. The room around me suddenly fell away and my eyes closed automatically. When the dizziness finally melted
Better than a Fairy TaleMy prince wraps his arms round my waistBetter than a Fairy Tale3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
All the thoughts from before shall be erased
He twirls me around so my feet don' touch the floor
We swirl along until he guides me out the door
We dance out in the night, beneath the beautiful sky
We dance and laugh and you never make me cry
And you're presence alone chases away my nightmares
And all my problems, you selflessly bear
You tell me I'm beautiful and I finally believe you
And then you kiss me and I know that you're true
Our love is a very rare thing
You finally gave me my wings
You're better than any fairy tale
Stuck in the Past - Chapter NineZabel laughed as he approached me and kicked me onto my back. "Memories can be fun or sad or ever painful. I'm sure you're feeling lots of glorious pain right now." He cackled. "Well, I know for sure that dear, sweet Lucero would enjoy you at such a tasty time. He always did prefer the taste of fear above all else. Said it made the energy a bit spicy and sweet. I must say, I always preferred my little lovelies to be " He pondered it for a moment before snapping his fingers. "I love the taste of agony. Little children in pain are the most tasty, sweet and spicy at the same time. It's magnificent!" He exclaimed in glee, throwing his head back wickedly as his eyes sparkled disturbingly as they adopted a yellowish sheen.Stuck in the Past - Chapter Nine3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I fought to stand, stumbling as my knees tried to give out again. Turning towards Zabel, I glared at him. "You're disgusting." I snarled.
"Why thank you my dear, I do so love a good compliment. It feels me with such tremendous glee to know that you're still so...livel
Powerless Pirates - Part FourThat night passed in a blur of preparations. Zoe and Angel had been asked to set up the rigging and tie them with heavy weights so, if they were cut, they could fall and catch around whatever was below. Truth and Sora, with Claire’s help, set up smaller traps that the pirates would know to look out for. At the same time, Yvonne and Crystal went about setting up traps that could be triggered at will. Borris sharpened his claws and many of the other pirates sharpened their own weapons. Erik in particular sharpened nearly his entire collection and strapped numerous blades about his person. Leelu had dragged out a large collection of knitted practicae dummies and was currently slashing at them with razor sharp knitting needles. The sight was rather frightening, truth be told.Powerless Pirates - Part Four11 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sarah Grace sat high up in the crow’s nest, holding tight to the plank beneath her so that she didn’t go flying. If she fell, and she couldn’t catch herself, she’d fall a long way to the
Flying Dutchman - Part FourKerrin’s grin faltered and he looked almost sad. He’d proposed the deal that they all reveal their abilities but, now that it was his turn, he looked uncomfortable, almost sad even. His eyes, golden-brown in color and framed by long eyelashes, held a haunted look, his face drawn tight with what Grace assumed was a painful memory. He moved, then, lifting his shirt over his head and tossing it aside. Kiri noticed her cheeks heating and saw that Grace’s cheeks held their own rosy color.Flying Dutchman - Part Four2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
As he stood before them, naked from the waist up, Kiri found herself mesmerized by the harsh scars that ran across his chest and shoulders. She watched in stunned silence as a pair of wings, black as night and bent unnaturally, lifted away from his back. He stood there and refused to look at them, his face dark with pain.
“I… I don’t understand.” Grace’s voice was no more than a whisper, her brows knitted together with obvious confusion. “How can they
Stuck in the Past - Chapter TwelveI left the church, now understanding a little bit more about who Terran was. In a sense, he was like me. His parents had been murdered right in front of him. The only difference was his parents' best friend, essentially his uncle, had done it. Lucero had caused him so much pain and heartache, it was no wonder he had told me not to protect him. His parents had sacrificed their own lives to protect their son's just in the way my own parents had.Stuck in the Past - Chapter Twelve3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I wasn't sure what was directing me, but some outside force was telling me to get to the beach, to get there quickly. As I stepped out onto the sand, I jumped when I heard some loud crashes. I took off at a sprint, racing down the beach. When I turned a corner of the island, I found four people in front of me. Salazar and Ice were there, standing near Terran as he struggled to stand up. The last person there was Lucero and, when I took a step forward, his eyes snapped up to mine. I saw his lip curl up into a sneer and he shot towards me
Epic Tale - Chapter 1 - Part 1The mighty bow of the Sangue-Padre divided the waves. While every other ship would have been in a calm, Sarah Grace ensured the ship of the black fedora pirates moved on. Still, only the main sail was hoisted. There was no need to rush and most of the crew members were not on duty.Epic Tale - Chapter 1 - Part 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
And this was Kris' big problem. Somehwere on this ship was Aslansa and he was bored for sure. She couldn't spot him now, but that did not mean she was safe.
He always managed to find her. Even when she hid in Abbey's cupboard. But he would not find her here, right?
"Hello there, Lyra.", Kris heard his voice from above and her heart sank. Just a moment later Aslansa climbed into the crow's nest.
"Gotcha.", he grinned at Kris who had laid there on the ground. "Guess what time it is."
"No! No. No, no nono nonono nononono!", Kris screamed and tried to escape. But Alsansa had already picked her up and flew high in the sky. Kris did not dare to open her eyes. Knowing the Sangue-Padre was only a small spot in the d
BFP Proof of LoyaltyIt wasn't a gleam in the ocean, nor a rolling wave touched by the setting sun that caught her attention; something else caught her eye. Whatever it was was being pushed around by the waves. “What is that?” Angel wondered. “Could it just be me seeing things?” She whispered to herself and leaned a little further over to the rail to get a closer look. The thing looked much like a glass bottle, or glass jar of some sort; it wasn’t anything particularily interesting in itself, but there was something dark in it. The waves carried the thing closer to the boat and Angel grew more curious. “I wonder what it is, and what’s in it,” she whispered to herself and lifted herself to stand on the railing.BFP Proof of Loyalty1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
The captain was wandering as well and she saw a dark figure jump unto the railing of the ship. She walked closer and saw wings. “Angel?” she murmered quietly to herself as she walked in the direction of the figure.
Stuck in the Past - Chapter ThirteenAfter convincing Aslansa to go get the rest of the crew and explain to them what was required of the entire crew and to bring to the church, Terran and I returned to the church. I asked them if they had a shower I could use and Silvian said there was one up beside Terran's bedroom. So, I followed Terran up to his room, nervously toying with the pendant that hung around my neck. Once we were inside his room, he directed me towards the bathroom and I hurried inside. I glanced in the mirror and immediately wished I hadn't. There were dark circles under my dull eyes and my skin was pale. Turning away from the mirror, I glanced at the door and began to undress; carefully pulling out of the clothes I had borrowed from Terran. Tossing each article on the floor, I was left in my bra and underwear. I turned my back to the mirror and reached back to unclip my bra, slowly pulling it off my arms before setting it on the stack of clothes I'd piled on the toilet. I stood there for a moment after remStuck in the Past - Chapter Thirteen3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Powerless Pirates - Part Five [FINAL]“You know, Laeth, you made a fatal mistake. You made two mistakes, actually, both of which people in powerful positions often make.” Riddle sneered, her hard grey eyes locked on his.Powerless Pirates - Part Five [FINAL]11 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“And what would that be?” The demon demanded.
Riddle drew a knife and pressing it to his skin before he could blink. “The first: you underestimated teamwork.” She drew the blade across the base of his neck, watching as a line of blood burbled forth.
“And the second?” He growled, refusing to give in.
“You thought you could get away with it.” She let go of him and stepped back, wiping the blade of her dagger on her trousers.
Laeth looked to Riddle. “You won’t kill me. You’re bluffing.” He said, a faint trace of fear making his eyes.
“My dear, you’ve made your third mistake.” She whispered and raised her arms to her crew. “He’s all yours.”
The pirates looked at Riddle, mostly out of confusio
Secret of the Soulless - Chapter OneThe Sangue-Padre, a grand galleon built of rich cherry wood, bounced atop the rolling waves as if it was nothing more than a child’s bath toy. Rain pounded against the wood, soaking the sails that had long since been tied back in the wake of the storm. As if affected by the weather, the crew aboard had stuck to their cabins, becoming almost eerily quiet. But one of the pirates in particular, Claire de Luna, was particularly affected. She lay in her cot, slick with sweat, tossing and turning as nightmares plagued her sleeping mind.Secret of the Soulless - Chapter One2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
In her dream, she was running, urged on by something she couldn’t see. She ran through the forest and, though she didn’t recognize where she was, she had the feeling she’d been there before. “Just a little farther… Then I’ll be safe.” She huffed, pushing herself on. Her body ached more and more as she continued to run, her legs burning and her lungs screaming for relief. She found it strange, such exhaustion. S