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
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 Valentine2 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
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 Are2 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,
Hospital Visits- Chapter 6When Hinata had asked if he would like to train with her, Naruto had presumed- like anyone else would- that she had meant at the usual training ground outside the Leaf, and reasonably so. What he had not expected was for the young Hyuuga to lead him up the Hokage monument into a beautiful clearing, surrounded by trees and spring buds. The small river running along the outer edge of the clearing was a nice touch, in comparison to the training dummies stacked in the corner, looking slightly out of place.Hospital Visits- Chapter 62 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I found this place a long time ago. When Kurenai-sensei would send me home because of training too much... I would come here and train instead.
"I started using it after the chunin exams. I needed to get better... I still do."
Naruto turned to face the view of Kohona below, a thoughtful aura surrounding him as the peaceful setting sunk in.
"The chunin exams brought a lot of unexpected things. It was the first time I made a proper connection with you, during your fight with Neji. I belie
Subtle Things - Chapter OneOk. He'd admit it. He was noticing things about Hinata that he never had before.Subtle Things - Chapter One2 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...
Subtle Things - Chapter ThreeOne awkward introduction later and the two Konoha nin were traversing the nearby training ground. The chunin was subconsciously twirling a strand of her indigo locks between slender fingers, staring ahead at the new blooms. The genin, however, was watching his companion with something akin to fascination. He noticed the hand by her side twitch and suddenly felt the overwhelming urge to hold it. Whether to stop it twitching or meet his need for contact, he didn't know. Maybe she wouldn't mind... It would stop her from running away if he went wrong...Subtle Things - Chapter Three2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Naruto tried not to smile as Hinata's eyes widened and her earlier blush intensified as they turned to look at her and Naruto's intertwined hands, swinging slightly as they moved forward.
Naruto was caught up wondering if she was thinking -like he was- about how perfectly their hands fit together, measuring the similarities and differences. Like how her hands weren't smooth like he had expected, how they were slightly rough and calloused fr
MistletoeIt was Christmas Eve, and through the village of Konoha was nothing but snow that blanketed the village in a silver blanket that sparkled at night. Everything was quite through the village, the only sound that was created through the night were the sounds at the Hyuuga compound. That's right; there was a Christmas Party at the Hyuuga Heiress home.Mistletoe2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It had been a long week for the blue haired ninja Hinata Hyuuga. She had spent the whole week baking, cleaning, and getting the mansion ready for her guests tonight. Though, the more she thought about everyone coming, it made her wonder if Naruto would show up The thought of Naruto coming it made her blush a soft rosy pink.
"Naruto will this be the night you notice me more?" asked the young girl, not really sure if Naruto really would notice her since he had feelings for Sakura rather than herself.
Sighing sadly, the young woman wondered if Naruto would notice her if he showed up dance with her kiss S
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 Four2 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
I Will Try to Fix You He ached. His arm, his leg, and as much as he hated to admit it, his heart ached, too. But despite the discomfort, he kept walking. It was a clear evening; surprisingly clear for this late at night. The dim street lamps casted enough light for him to continue his stroll. He didn't know where he was going, until he stopped at her door. And once he was there, he couldn't help but knock. She opened the door not long after. Bleary eyed and clothed in pajamas, she was beautiful.I Will Try to Fix You3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Winry," he said, just to say it. She looked at him, confusion and sleep battled for dominance in her eyes.
"Ed? What are you doing outside?" she asked. His heart skipped a beat. Hearing her say his name was enough to make him smile. "It's freezing out here." He hadn't noticed. She rubbed her arms to stay warm. And in that moment, he wanted nothing more than to take those fe
Fragmented Thoughts - Chapter 3 (Reader)It has been almost a week since your talk with Natasha. You stand in the laboratory, the funny metal plate on your head. In front of you, Banner hunches over a computer screen with data scrolling across it in different directions and colors.Fragmented Thoughts - Chapter 3 (Reader)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Okay," he says slowly, almost a whisper. You had learned by this time that this near-quiet talking meant he was deep in thought. He continues,"I need you to think of something red."
You do so, and the computer makes a sound. Banner taps a button. "Now think of something blue."
You do so, and the computer makes a deeper sound than the previous one. Banner types in something, then scrolls the mouse.
"What exactly are you testing for?" you ask curiously. The machine beeps and buzzes, and Banner frantically taps the volume.
"Try not to think of anything besides what I tell you," he instructs you. He turns to face you for a second, answering your question. "I'm testing the machine's ability to scan your thoughts. It won't know every single detail, but
ICE COLD HEART: CHAPTER 11ICE COLD HEARTICE COLD HEART: CHAPTER 111 year 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
NaruHina: High School, Chapter 11Chapter 11: It feels... nice.NaruHina: High School, Chapter 112 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Her hands shook lightly. In her left hand, she held Naruto's note. In her right was her cell phone she barely used. It felt like her stomach ached from the sticking pain every time she moved. Okay, she didn't really know why she was so nervous about calling him, but she knew she had to. She typed the number and looked at it... for a long time. Her thumb going up and down above the green calling button. 'What am I so nervous about, anyway?' she thought and pressed it.
The tune sounded three times before someone picked up. "Hello?" Naruto said annoyed in the other end. "What now?"
Hinata hesitated. "Oh, eh, should I call again later?" she carefully asked. It was a moment of silence in the other end. "Hello? Naruto?" Confusion pleaded her voice as she felt the pain build up again. She carefully placed a hand on her bruise and inhaled slowly through her teeth.
"Hinata?!" Naruto finally realized. "How are you? Are you okay?" She understood that he waited for an
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.Rockabye4 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
Fullmetal Alchemist ~ Chance ~ Chapter Three"The more we hurt in the moments we touch, the clearer things become."Fullmetal Alchemist ~ Chance ~ Chapter Three10 months 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
Royai Drabble He hated the rain, but there he stood, right outside her open door, drenched from head to toe. His clothes were soaked through, and they stuck to his skin. His left eye was partially hidden by damp, dark colored hair.Royai Drabble3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I need to tell you something," were the words he said. His eyes were wide, his voice sounded desperate. And she was worried.
"Sir? Are you alright?" she questioned, conjuring up possible situations in her head. They were horrible and she prayed that he was okay.
"Everything's fine. I'm fine. It's just..." he hesitated before continuing, "I love you, Riza."
A Relationship for ThreeA Relationship for Three: Tony/Bruce One-ShotA Relationship for Three2 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
Rise of the Guardians: Jack's LullabyRise of the Guardians: Jack's LullabyRise of the Guardians: Jack's Lullaby1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Song Fic: "Lullaby for a Stormy Night" performed by Vienna Teng
Jack Frost- that mischievous winter spirit, the Guardian of Fun- glided through North's workshop. Normally this wouldn't be any cause for concern (Unless you were Bunnymund who believed that whenever Jack was allowed loose chaos was sure to follow) normally Jack would be flitting about freezing hapless elves and giving Phil the Yeti a good workout with a prankster's smirk etched across his pale skin. However, today was different. Jack's normally carefree and mischievous antics were nowhere to be seen; instead a dark gloom had settled itself in the eternal teen with sorrow making his silver blue eyes almost navy in appearance. Snowy haired boy listlessly opened and closed doors that appeared along his wandering path not truly paying attention to the outside world. What was the cheerful spirit so burdened down by that even the antics of the elves could not penetrate his stup
Forcing Normalcy: Chapter OneAl walked across campus before school, chatting avidly to three of his friends. Tuesdays were always his favorite day; he had science on Tuesdays. His brother seemed in a good mood when he left this morning as well. That meant he was least likely to bash someone's brains in. Always a plus. All in all, Al was feeling very positive.Forcing Normalcy: Chapter One2 years ago in Scraps More Like This
As his friends talked, a flash of gold caught his eye a very familiar flash of gold. But he couldn't be here, could he? Al hoped not. He really did love him, but gate could he be a hand full.
"Al?" his friend suddenly asked, stirring Al out of his confused staring, "What's wrong?"
"Nothing um, actually, you guys go ahead. I'm just wanna check something out," he told them, throwing in a reassuring smile, "honestly. You guys go on ahead. I'll see you in homeroom."
Leaving his friends behind, Al jogged away from the path and up to garden. He pushed past the large, overgrown bushes, towards where he knew a bench was located and where he had see
The sun and MoonHe was like the sun.The sun and Moon2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Bright and beautiful and oblivious to his own radiance.
So inspiring without realising or having any intentions to do anything other than achieve. He could do anything, be anything. Even Hokage.
Yes, he was Naruto Uzumaki.
But the very thing that drew her to him was what prevented him from seeing her.
She was the moon.
Calm and patient, beautiful in her own way. Yet unseen in the suns glow.
He would never notice her for what she was.
Or at least, that's what she believed.
Why wouldn't she look at him? Didn't she know he just wanted her to acknowledge
him for once.
Okay, maybe that was exaggerating. She would steal glances all the time when she thought he wasn't paying attention and he loved catching her in the act.
He didn't know why or when exactly. But at some point in the past year Hinata had invaded his thoughts and never left.
She was always sitting somewhere in his mind, giggling wit
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 Itself1 year 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