Molly's Missing SomethingMolly's Missing Something
Molly leapt off the school bus. Her long read hair waving behind her like fire. She was so excited to get home for it was her birthday today and she would be twelve years old. Closing her eyes, she imagined the outside of her house turned into a beautiful castle with two high towers and blue roof tiles. Different birds fluttered around the trees in her yard. They sung and danced as they soared around in the sky. It was like they were already telling her 'happy birthday'. She was so excited that she skipped all the way to her front door.
But something was missing.
Inside was decorated with streamers and colorful ribbon. The kitchen table had a frilly pink tablecloth laid over it like a pretty dress and sparkling white dishes had been set for the party. The smell of cake floated from the oven and Molly instantly knew it was strawberry. The oven turned to stone with a heavy
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Lancer curled up under the rays of the hot sun. His white scales absorbed the light and practically illuminated the otherwise dark cave he called home. A cross breeze pushed through narrow openings in the walls to keep him cool. And his full stomach had been satisfied by the ripest fruits in the area. The serpent stretched his human upper half allowing the sun to warm his tanned skin and black hair. He rolled on the plush carpet of grass that lined the ground. The day was quiet, calm, and fine. Today, he reasoned, would be a perfect day.
Kimmy lugged her heavy backpack through the forest. Or, more to the truth, the far edge of the forest. She had no intentions of descending the steep incline to enter the forest proper. After hearing so many stories about what giant monsters lurked in the dense growth she really wanted to be no where near the horrid place. Even skirting the edge of the boarder vines attem
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Kiirn's soft sole boots padded the floor as he paced. His hands clamped behind his back to keep from fidgeting. His mind raced with possibilities, with situations, and conflict. His golden eyes wandered to the ceiling, then the floor. They wandered towards the window before going back to the wall that approached him before changing course. Was this really happening? Was HE truly nervous? Putting his best friend's life spirit into a human girl's body then taking it out in its full health was easy. Fighting against a madman bent on destroying his homeland was a tolerable experience. But THIS! This was insanity at its finest. How had he even agreed to participate in such a nerve racking meeting?
Turner reclined in the smaller of the two seats. The Guardian was so calm. The slightly younger man could mask just about any form of anxiety. And most days, so could Kiirn. They were both trained for it. The human girl
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" . . . you are your own worst enemy . . . know your enemy . . . "
Everything was fire, beyond her control, beyond all reason.
The scorching flames caressed her body, as if embracing her in its nonexistent heat. She could feel nothing, but she could see everything. Her world was one of smoke and fire, surrounding her in a ring that she couldn't seem to find her way out of.
Slowly, shadows began to form from the fire, approaching her deliberately. There were seven figures stepping into her circle. Like the environment, they were all set aflame. They seemed disinterested by the embers and focused only on her, sneering as if she wasn't even worth their time.
It took her a moment before she realized who they were; the flames covered almost their entire bodies, almost hiding their identities.
"Where were you when I needed you?" Maria hissed.
"How could you do this to us?" Jae demanded, seething.
Diego's fists were clenched as he loo
Little Surprises Chapter SevenWhen Vaughn woke up a few hours later he couldn't help but smile. He had assumed that maybe Tempest would have left, gone somewhere else to sleep but lifting his hand gently he saw that she was still there, and still sleeping. He couldn't help himself, and delicately ran his finger over the bandages he had made for her to protect her bruises. Really, he was testing to see how gentle he could be with her. If he could run his fingertips over her bruises without her wincing or waking up, he would consider himself a success. The girl remained stationary on top of him as he delicately touched her arms and back. He had never seen a woman before like this and suddenly he was desperate to learn everything about her. He never cared for the women he slept with the next morning, really he just wanted to get them out of his house, but this was certainly different.Little Surprises Chapter Seven2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Tempest yawned as Vaughn continued to touch her with the m
Little Surprises Chapter SixWhen Tempest woke up again she expected to be at the mercy of her stepfather. She let out a loud gasp as the darkness of the room settled upon her but this place didn't smell like her room in the attic of the farm. This place the air was clean, and quite pleasant. She sat up on her hands and tried to let her eyes adjust to the dark. Where was she? The ground below her didn't feel very steady and reaching around she felt strong wires that covered a smooth and almost leathery surface.Little Surprises Chapter Six2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"What the hell?" she muttered and continued to touch the strange texture.
Suddenly, the ground rose up and fell and she gasped loudly again. The memories all came flooding back to her! Her stepfather's eyes, the rush of air all around her and the darkness of that cupboard that the giant owned THE GIANT!
"V-Vaughn?" she asked carefully. "Vaughn?" she asked again.
The ground below her shifted again an
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"I just don't understand this place," Tempest called to Vaughn as he started to crack eggs in a large pan. "How is this even possible?"
"What are you talking about?" Vaughn asked with his back turned to her. He needed to concentrate. It had been awhile since he had made eggs but when Tempest boldly suggested it, he had to oblige. "How is what even possible?"
"This world. Everything about it seems so human."
"Well that's because I am human."
"And so am I," Tempest quickly added.
"Yes you are," Vaughn put in, just as quickly and turned back to her. "I know that you are a human. You don't have to defend yourself to me. Have I treated you as though I didn't think you were a human since I met you?"
"I understand that the circumstances are strange, and I understand that we may both be a little out of our element in this situation, but you are human to me.
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Alfred chatted with Matthew as he took more bites of his stake, Matthew trying to shield himself from getting spat on.
Francis lightly sipped his wine, having a small, calm conversation with Arthur, who smiled back at the other.
That was, until the door rang.
"ALRIGHT! SECONDS!" Alfred cheered until Matthew pulled him back, a whimper escaping from the American.
"Shush. I'll go get the door." Matthew hushed, Alfred still whining as he got up.
Matthew turned back, eyes glowing as he instructed, "Sit. Stay. Don't move."
Alfred obeyed at once, sitting calmly in his seat, and watching Matthew open the door.
"Good evening~" Matthew greeted, smiling at the sight before him.
The young pizza girl held out the 2 large cheese pizzas. "Here you are, sir! 2 large cheese pizzas, extra cheesy, with no garlic ingredients anywhere near it!" She then grinned, feeling pleased. "That'll be $12.99!"
Matthew chuckled, taking the pizza off her hands and h