NaruFest: Kissing BoothThe weather had been awful the previous day. The ground was still muddy and soggy, mushy from the hard downpour the thunderstorm had let loose upon Konoha. The winds had managed to uproot several electricity poles throughout the city, and tree limbs dotted the streets like decorations.
So it was with great difficulty that Hinata managed to maneuver her way through the wreckage to
The only happy ones about this are the plants, Hinata thought somewhat begrudgingly. It was no easy feat, getting around numerous fallen branches and splashing through tons of puddles. Hinata's feet were soaked, and as she parked her bike y the side of the school and walked in, they squished and squelched against the ground with every step she took. And she took a lot of steps. Because, you know, short people need to.
Hinata, needless to say, was not in the most pleasant of moods that morning.
But once she walked inside the building, she felt her edginess ease slightly. The almost-re
See You More Than What You AreYou were always shy whenever you spoke to me. Whenever I looked at you, you always turn from me. I've never really paid any attention to you, but, you seem to notice me. There are times of when I did noticed you. But very little.See You More Than What You Are3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I always thought that you were a strange girl. But you weren't. You were like any other girl. You were always nice to me. I started to notice you a little more.
Even though we knew each other a little more, you were still shy every time when I looked at you or smiled at you. There were times when you would fight. Fight to show how truly strong you are. I notice you more and more as the months pass by.
We even became friends. The missions that we took, you were trying to show me, the others, that you were cable on being there when we needed you. I've been told, of all people, you wanted me to acknowledge you the most. I was surprised by it. I haven't realized that I have meant that much to you.
The years past, we've grown. I recognized you right away. And yet,
Bad Boy ValentineIt was a beautiful day in Konoha it was a beautiful snowy day five days before Valentine's Day. Normally, it was just a typical week but this week, the high school was getting a new transfer student a supposedly 'bad boy'. The rumors had started out with him being in some kind of gang, that he had robbed and had killed a man in some kind of gun fight.Bad Boy Valentine3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
That he only cared about himself and no one else
My friends had warned me not to go out with him, that he wasn't good enough for me but it's like what people say, you can't fight what your heart desires and mine desired him to love me back But what would someone like me have to do to get him to love me when I was one of the shyest girls in the school?
Maybe, I could be brave enough to go through with it I have to at least try
The snow that fell from the snow was so white and pure it made a young woman think about what would happen within the next five days
Subtle Things - Chapter OneOk. He'd admit it. He was noticing things about Hinata that he never had before.Subtle Things - Chapter One3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Like the way she sub-consciously twirled that one strand of hair in the tips of her fingers; the way she'd shyly bite her lip as soon as she got nervous or how when she saw him a blush would creep onto her face and it made him want to-
Ow... What the-
"NARUTO! Are you even listening?!"
Oh yeah, he was talking to Sakura, wasn't he. He must have gotten distracted. It's not his fault that Hinata's really-
"NARUTOOOO! YOU LITTLE- Hey, you were staring at Hinata again, weren't you? You know, you could just go talk to her."
Despite being slightly put off by Sakura's ability to change her mood so fast, he still knew the answer was pretty obvious.
"I would, but every time I try to even go near her she panics. It sucks! I just wanted to talk about th-"
Y'know, now that he thought about it Sakura's smile and apparent ability to finish his sentence was kinda creepy...
ICE COLD HEART: CHAPTER 11ICE COLD HEARTICE COLD HEART: CHAPTER 112 years ago in Horror More Like This
Family is something I remember pretty well. I remember my dad, my mom, and my little sister. We were a happy family. My mom taught my sister how to cook while my dad taught me how to hunt. My mom also taught me hot to ice skate which I passed onto my sister. I remember campfires with my family and me always telling ghost stories, trying to scare my sister. And I remember hikes with my father. But that family was gone and I knew I was alone.
I have another family now. North is my new father and is teaching me stuff that he has learned. Sandy is sort of like an uncle and always knows how to cheer me up. Bunnymund is my older brother, we always mange to tick each other off but make up for it in the end. Jamie is my little brother and I will do anything to protect him. And Tooth, well I don't know where she fits quite yet, I'd say she's my sister but she feels closer than that. But right now, I'm not sure.
But still I have a family and they will always protect me, so I will
Forcing Normalcy Chapter FourIf Ed could wish for one thing (besides the loved ones he's lost or world peace), he would wish for his childhood back. A time when he didn't have any responsibilities; when the words 'blood,' 'war,' and 'death' were hollow and meaningless; and when Ed could crawl into a dark, secluded place and cry.Forcing Normalcy Chapter Four3 years ago in Scraps More Like This
But that was just it. He couldn't wish for anything, therefore he didn't have his childhood back. He did have responsibilities; the words 'blood,' 'death,' and 'war' now held more anguish and had more understanding than he'd ever thought possible; and Ed couldn't crawl into a dark, secluded place and cry. No matter how much or how diligently he wished.
All the same, futile though it might be, right now that was all Ed could think to do. Wish.
Because the woman at the front of the room was one of the indirect, unintended victims of the Fullmetal Alchemist. Her equivalent of Alphonse, her brother (a single set of dead eyes among the hundreds that decorated
RockabyeWet, warm, pulsing pain. Cold and damp, the concrete floor and walls caused everything to echo dully. Every slight movement reverberated, and played over in her ears. The room faded in and out as the waves of lightheadedness came and went. The thick, metallic scent of blood immediately flooded her senses, overwhelming her to the point of near-sickness.Rockabye5 years ago in Settings More Like This
Brightness all around her, yet the mood was so grim, so deadly. She was somewhat thankful that she was unable to see everything around her. That bastard doctor with his lazy eye and gold tooth, nervously sweating despite the fact he was trying to play off being in control. All of the presidential drones under his command, holding Scar at swordpoint, and the Colonel on his knees, unable to even snap to create flames. All of the dirty, twisted piping above them that seemed to gather at the center of the room. Some sort of etching on the floor that looked like a transmutation circle. None of it stayed for more than 15 seconds at a time. She
Due Date Ch.8 EdWinHis heart was pounding what seemed like two-hundred beats per minutes, and he was sure that his entire face gad gone completely scarlet. He could feel the heat spreading from his face down into his toes. It was maddeningly uncomfortable, but he was doing it. Finally this words he had been carrying for two years were going to come out into the open. Though when he did speak them, they weren’t what he had planned at all.Due Date Ch.8 EdWin3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
With all of his might, he pointed his finger to her and yelled his words, “Equivalent Exchange!!! I’ll give half of my life to you, if you give me half of yours to me!!!!”
SHIIIIT!!! Why did equivalent exchange come up?! That was wrong!! I didn’t mean that part! Damn it, can I get a redo?! Shit, what is she going to say?! She always hates it when I bring up alchemy into affairs where they didn’t belong! Crap, crap, crap, she’s gonna hate me!
“Ahhh, come on. Do you have to treat everything like alchemy?! The w
The Perfect Soldier Chapter Nine*twitchtwitch* Why am I updating so fast? I don't understand I can't stop writing. Ugh! Its pissing me off!The Perfect Soldier Chapter Nine3 years ago in Scraps More Like This
*sigh* so, because of this freakish updating sickness I have, you guys get another chapter. Geez, if I keep this up I'll have written more in a week than in the three or so months since I started this thing.
Oh, and if you wonder about how I write Ed in this, I picture General Elric and Ed as two different people. (okay, I totally just made my self sound insane ) Kind of like how Ed has his 'Hero of the People' attitude but also has his 'just Ed' one. Like that accept instead of a Hero, his other attitude is an ass that everyone hates *scratches head awkwardly* Yeah
I can't remember if I said this in the other chapter, but Ed is 23 in this. Al is 22 but because of the sickness looks like a hell of a lot younger than he really is. What happened in those years will be (probably) explained in later chapters.
The Perfect Solider Chapter ThreeJohnson ignored the curious looks his brilliant blue uniform earned him, brushing past the receptionist as he continued deeper into the hospital. The rooms of the sick, wounded, elderly, and the many people visiting them were left behind without much regard.The Perfect Solider Chapter Three3 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Civilians weren't his concern at that moment. Anderson was.
The idiot had been transferred to Brigadier General Edward Elric's division two days ago, and already he'd managed to get himself in trouble. They'd been chasing a gang leader this morning when Anderson had been shot three times, so determined to get the scumbag he didn't breathe a word of it and probably wouldn't have if Johnson hadn't noticed something was off. Proud, reckless bastard !
He was still breathing, though, and that was all the General would care about. As far as Johnson knew, the man wasn't even aware of the incident, though after working with him for eighteen months his subordinate could say from experience that his commanding officer wouldn't ca
Fullmetal Alchemist ~ Chance ~ Chapter Three"The more we hurt in the moments we touch, the clearer things become."Fullmetal Alchemist ~ Chance ~ Chapter Three2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
That's what usually happens when you're to the point of breaking. You become warped, coiled in a drastic twist of emotions that envelope your entire being, yet Edward felt beyond that somehow. Undefinable and immutable pain that almost felt like the time in his life when he and his brother tried to resurrect their mom. He couldn't recognize what even broke his being anymore.
Maybe it was the unsophisticated lacerations and carvings lathered on his body.
Maybe it was the excruciating pain that threatened with darkness upon his conscious.
Maybe it was the total feeling of failure in his soul.
His body just felt stiff, lifeless almost at the Colonel's embrace. His emotions were so raw and unstable as it was, he couldn't give in, but despite every Edward Elric instinct the boy felt inside of him, he couldn't contain the bittersweet tears that dripped from his face
The Perfect Soldier Chapter EightIt's all coming back, it's all coming back to me nowThe Perfect Soldier Chapter Eight3 years ago in Scraps More Like This
There were moments of gold
And there were flashes of light
There were things I'd never do again
But then they'd always seemed right
-It's All Coming Back to me Now
"Do you realise," a voice drifted down the hallway, "on this train, I hold the highest rank. There's no need to act so tense."
Ed froze. A quick scan of the area deemed it to be empty of any unwanted soldiers so, as he dropped his suitcase and crossed his arms indigantly in front of his chest, he barked out an irate, "So?"
"So, that means there's no one to impress."
"There's no one to-" Ed started. He cut himself off and frowned, staring up (damn) at his dark-haired superior. "What the hell are you up to, Mustang?" he asked hotly.
"Call me Roy."
Ed's frown deepened. "Why?"
"Because," Mustang said, making sure to draw out his next words, overly stressing their meaning
The Avengers: Rushing For GratitudeBruce awoke with a start to the sound of an explosion that shook all of Stark Towers. He knew that the sound must have resonated throughout the entire building. Bruce prayed that they weren't under attack again. He jumped out of his bed, throwing the covers off of his legs, and opened the door to his room. He stood in front of his now open door, wearing only a pair of shorts.The Avengers: Rushing For Gratitude3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"JARVIS, what was that?" Bruce asked the robot in charge of the building.
"I believe it was Mr. Stark working on a project of his. Would you like to know what project?"
"No, not really."
"Very well, then. Anything else you need?"
"I wish you luck when trying to sleep again, sir."
Bruce smirked and said, "Thanks, JARVIS."
"Any time, sir."
Bruce walked back into his room, rubbing his tired eyes. He laid back down in his bed, but knew that it would be impossible for him to fall asleep again. Bruce looked at the clock in his room. He had to meet Tony in the 'experiment room', as the billionaire calle
The Avengers: Heart In The MorningMost of The Avengers were sitting in the dining room of the heli-carrier. It was about ten o'clock in the morning, and some of them were still eating breakfast.The Avengers: Heart In The Morning3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"You know, we still have to go through that whole training thing later," Clint said through a mouthful of cereal. Natasha rolled her eyes.
"Everyone has to be there," Black Widow said next, eying the men in the room. She noticed a while ago that Tony was missing.
"Where is Stark?" she asked anyone who knew.
"Dunno," Clint said in return.
"Probably sleeping," was Steve's guess. Bruce had been quiet most of the morning. He just sat at the kitchen counter, stirring and drinking his coffee.
"I think someone should wake him. We all know how long he can take to get ready, so it would be only right to wake him now to make sure that he is on time with us," Thor said, then took a bite from his banana.
"Okay. But who's gonna wake the guy?" Hawkeye said.
Everyone stared at the silent Bruce Banner.
History Tends to Repeat Itself"Come on, Sophie! We gotta get there before dark!" I shouted back to her as she staggered after me, a smile plastered on her face. I could hardly contain my excitement; we had finally convinced Mom to let us go skating, and we were currently on our way to do so on this cold, December day.History Tends to Repeat Itself2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
With my skates slung over my back, I raced farther ahead of my sister and down into the clearing where the lake stood, surface frozen solid. I smiled wide, and sat down before kicking off my shoes, pulling the skates off my shoulder and onto my feet. I stood up and tested my balance, leaning back and forth of them with my arms extended.
Sophie ran down to me, sliding in the snow and falling to her bottom. She giggled and grabbed her own skates, taking off her shoes and pulling the skates on. Looking up at me, she grinned shyly.
"Can you tie them, Jamie?"
I smiled and nodded, leaning down to help her tie the laces, looping the strings around each other. Once I made sure they were tied, I sat bac
Memories that Swing ByDISCLAIMER: I DO NOT OWN THE CHARACTERS OF FMA (NO MATTER HOW MUCH I WANT TO) THEY ARE OWNED BY THE ALL WONDERFUL AND GREAT HIROMU ARAKAWA-SENSEI...Memories that Swing By8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
That swing always made Edward feel funny. Nostalgia, perhaps? It hung from a blackened tree, half destroyed by the same fire that burned the Elric Brothers' house to ashes four years ago.
Ed plopped in the swing's old wooden seat and grabbed the frayed ropes. Eyeing the old house's burnt remains, his mind went back in time, recalling some happy times he spent with his younger brother, Alphonse, and his now deceased mother, Trisha.
He was brought back to the present as he felt someone tugging the ropes he held. He looked up in surprise and saw who was holding them. Winry, still in her work clothes, smiled down at Edward.
"I just came to tell you that dinner's ready. What are you doing here?"
Ed whipped his head away from the mechanic. "None of your business!"
"Geez, you never tell me anything, do you?" she pouted.
Silence hung in the air fo
This 'Love at First Sight' Business"Damn it!" Tony Stark yelled. Bruce Banner jumped and his pipette hit the ground. It shattered into dozens of pieces at his feet. He swiftly took a step back from the broken glass and the quickly-spreading red liquid making a puddle around the shards.This 'Love at First Sight' Business3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"What's wrong?" Bruce asked his friend worriedly, thinking quickly of what might have happened.
"Nothing, nothing," Tony replied in a resigned tone. Not believing him, Bruce went over to see his friend standing with a slightly shocked expression on his face. He was holding a blackened test tube near a still-flaming Bunsen burner and his face was also covered in dark ash.
"What happened?" Bruce demanded as he cautiously turned off the burner, wary of getting too close.
"JARVIS distracted me," Tony whined.
"I informed you, as you instructed me to, that Miss Potts had returned," JARVIS explained, sounding as if it was sighing.
"Yeah, but you should have waited until I was done taking the test tube off the Bunsen burner!" Tony argued.
The Avengers: What Started Out As ScienceBruce was working in the lab on the heli-carrier late one night. It was his routine to barely get any sleep, and just continue working. He was very passionate about his work, as well, which is why he spent most of his time in the lab. But tonight was the third night in a row Bruce didn't sleep. It was finally starting to set in on him.The Avengers: What Started Out As Science3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He knew that the rest of the team was probably resting in their sleeping chambers on the flying ship. Just thinking about that made his eyes droop. Bruce just rubbed his tired eyes through his glasses and continued typing and reading on the computer.
Another Avenger that found himself unable to sleep was Tony Stark. He surprisingly fell asleep at only 10:00, which was early for him. But sadly, he was awakened by some nightmares he had. Once one was finished after he woke up, another one would just start up when he fell asleep again. So, Tony just decided to leave his room and maybe get some decaf coffee from the heli-carrier's kitchen.
Tony's room wasn't
A Relationship for ThreeA Relationship for Three: Tony/Bruce One-ShotA Relationship for Three3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"GET OUT, TONY!" Bruce shouted, hunched over as if in excruciating pain.
Tony, who had been pushed to the doorway of Bruce's bedroom, tried to move back toward him in order to help. "But I"
Bruce looked up into Tony's eyes and Tony could see the Other Guy, the Hulk, trying to break free. "I won't leave you. I know you're pissed but I need to fix it. It doesn't matter if it's with you or him."
The expression on Bruce's face turned to horror as a green hue began to dye his skin. He shook his head violently as he lunged forward and shoved Tony out of the room so hard that he fell on his ass and skidded across the floor of Bruce's living room. Tony flinched as the door slammed shut so he couldn't see Bruce as he changed. He could feel the sting through his legs from sliding across the dark green carpet.
The sunlit room had one wall of windows and little furniture because Bruce didn't want anything that was easily breakable. Everyth
Kakashi's True Rival: Part IKakashi's True Rival: Part I8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Naruto © Masashi Kishimoto
Story and Original Characters © Jenny M. Stead
The beginning of a two part story .
Its good to be home for a while, Kakashi thought to himself, as he walked the streets of Konoha. He gazed around the brilliant landscape of buildings and monuments before him. It was amazing. The faces on the gigantic monument before the entire village looked almost new as it sparked ahead of them. The faces of the previous and present hokages of Konoha stared down upon them. Kakashis view moved toward one of the faces. It was of the fourth hokage. He gave a small sigh in remembrance. It seemed only yesterday that their courageous leader was teaching him how to be a thoughtful jounin. Kakashis mind began to wander some more as the sounds of birds began to chirp outside in the morning air. He raised his head toward the
NaruxHina, Not So Horror StoryThis is an AU fanfic to let some people know.NaruxHina, Not So Horror Story4 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Alright see you at school on Monday." A girl said as she walked out the now empty house.
"See ya." Naruto waved at her as he closed the door and turned back around. He was wearing black denim jeans, and had on a dark orange long sleeve shirt. There had been a party at his place, the whole living room, kitchen and backyard had been crowded with teenagers dancing, running around, and having fun earlier but now mostly everyone had left and all that was left were six others, and huge mess to clean up. Plastic cups were all over the tables, and tipped over on the floor, while crumpled, and stepped on chips all over, spilled soda and a few chairs tipped over. "And I have to clean all this up?" He let out a sigh as he grabbing a broom from the closet and began sweeping.
"That was a great party Naruto." A girl with pink hair, and green eyes came in from the
Is That an Offer, Dr. Banner?Tony Stark was drunk.Is That an Offer, Dr. Banner?3 years ago in Romance More Like This
He wasn't sure quite how drunk he was, but he was pretty sure it was more than just a little bit. Not knowing how much alcohol he had imbibed probably meant he was very drunk. All he knew was that he was drunk and the adorable Dr. Bruce Banner was right in front of him. The very adorable, positively sexy, and very available Bruce Banner.
Wait a second. I do have a girlfriend…don't I? I think I have a girlfriend… Tony's thoughts were muddled - yet more evidence that he was heavily intoxicated - but then the revelation came to him. He had had a girlfriend. The reason he had gotten that drunk in the first place was because she broke up with him.
…Why did she break up with him?
"Hey Bruce?" Tony asked in a strange voice that didn't sound like his own. Bruce looked over at him. He wasn't drunk. Or it didn't seem it. "Why did my girlfriend break up with me again?"
A flush spread across Bruce's cheeks. "Er…she thou
What They NeedWhen Bruce is upset, he needs gentle. He needs soft words and delicate touches. Anything else would startle the Other Guy, more prominent in Bruce's vulnerable state, and the Other Guy doesn't like to be startled. He needs Tony to gently take the gun from his hands, even though they both know it wouldn't have worked anyway. Bruce needs Tony to reassure him that he's okay, that Tony's okay, that team is okay and everything- yes, everything, Bruce- was going to be okay. He needs whispers and enveloping hugs and lightly brushing kisses.What They Need3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
When Tony is upset, he needs rough. He needs someone to be harsh with him, bluntly point out the truth. He needs to be startled. Anything less won't shock him out of his stupor. Tony needs Bruce to rip the bottle of whiskey, or gin, or whatever the hell it is that night and poor it all down the sink, because they both know drinking all night wouldn't have worked anyway. He needs Bruce to tell him in no uncertain terms that he's being an idiot, that if he k
The Past is Always With Us (FMA Fanfic)The Past is Always With Us (FMA Fanfic)3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Edward Elric placed the State Alchemist pocket watch on the Fuhrer's desk. Roy Mustang looked down at it.
"What's this about Fullmetal?" asked the Fuhrer. It had been almost four years since the battle with the leader of the Homunculi, the one who called himself Father. Only now was the country recovering from the devastation that had laid waste to the land. Recently Roy Mustang had taken charge and began to turn things around.
"I think you know what this is about. I resign." He said, pushing the watch forward on the table.
"Are you sure?" Roy asked, leaning forward and looking at Ed.
"Yes. I can no longer use alchemy, so it is quite pointless for me to be a State Alchemist,"
"I see," said Roy his gaze returning to the watch. "Any other reasons your quitting? There are plenty of other options in the military