Oblivion Snow....Oblivion Snow....2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Today is the usual morning, coffee, table, cheese and sandwiches. Nothing new all as always. Although if I think amazing always near.
Everything started in one of today. My coffee was grim, my sandwich fell down, my favorite eternally hungry cat ate my meat salad. Morning was possible on glory. At clock is 7.15 AM and that means that Mr. Fitsenberg waiting for me with the threat of of lowering wages at the work. Do you think it's fiction, no just the reality of my day. In haste, I packed up and ran out of the house. The key, as always, stuck and a couple of minutes spent on his return to the bosom of nature. Closing the lock, I went straight to the garage. On the street was wet snow. I was a little uncomfortable in my clothes. Hit me something sticky and wet in the head. After a couple of ridiculous movements, I decided that with my ground circle of view is much higher than in the fall and
Can we win?Can we win?3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Kelly looked to the man sitting on his cot across from her. He'd stopped sharpening his knife several minutes ago and was now just staring at it. She wasn't sure what was wrong with it but he seemed to be examining it, looking for any flaw. Kelly glanced around the room and saw only Grace sitting over with Anton, talking to each other. She opened a private COMM with John, double checking that it was private to be sure no one overheard them. "You know staring at that thing isn't going to make it any sharper." She made her tone light, hoping that she could ease whatever was bothering him with a bit of humor.
John looked up to her, but he didn't say anything. Kelly could feel his gaze, heavy on her, examining her like he had the knife. He slid the blade back into its place in his armor. His hand reached out, gently touching her hand. She looked down at it and then glanced back at Grace and Anton. She was surprised to see John doing something like initiating contact while others were aroun
CortanaJohn moved over to the holotank and hit the controls. "Cortana." His voice was thick with agitation. He stood and waited for the AI to reply.Cortana3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The holotank came to life and the familiar purple avatar appeared. "What can I do for you, Chief? You seem like someone put a badger in your pants."
"This is not happening, Cortana. Reschedule the testing that I'm supposed to do next week." John crossed his arms and waited for the AI to reply.
"I can't reschedule it. The testing is happening that day. I don't see what could be so important that you couldn't move it to another day so you can complete your duty." Cortana's avatar frowned at him.
"Then I will not be there for the testing. I will be entering into matrimony with the woman I love." John was finding it harder and harder not to think that Kelly was right. "You have to stop doing this, Cortana."
"I'm not doing anything. I don't schedule the testing or your meetings." Cortana's avatar crossed its arms. "I don't see what the big deal is."
RedheadRedhead3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"So what do you think?" John looked to Kelly as she moved into the barracks. She ran a hand through her hair which was out of its usual ponytail. Usually John would have found Kelly with her hair down attractive, but this time, he didn't have the familiar desire to run his hands through it.
"Why did you dye your hair?" John scowled as she moved over to the cot beside his and sat down. "And why red?" John let his displeasure leek into his voice.
Kelly frowned, not understanding why he was upset. "I wanted something new. I thought that dying my hair would be the easiest thing that I could do without making any sort of change someone would notice."
"You shouldn't have done it." Kelly's shoulders slumped at John's words. He watched as she grabbed a hair tie and tied it back in as she usually did. "If you wanted to do something different you should have braided it."
"Well I wanted to do something more original then just changing my hair style. Do you really not like it?" Kelly lay back on h
Making UpMaking Up4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
John rolled over, and his hand traveled over the empty half of the bed. The Master Chief sat up, looking over where Kelly should have been lying. He frowned, surprised not find her in her normal space. He got out of bed and quickly got dressed, heading for the recreational room. He didn't find Kelly, but he found Fred sitting on a couch, reading over the daily news. "Have you seen Kelly?"
Fred didn't look up from what he was reading. "She went into town. She'll be back after lunch. Why do you care?" Fred's tone was harsh, as though John had wronged him in some way.
John was genuinely surprised by the other man's attitude. "Because I need her out of the base, and I need your help with setting something up."
"Why should I help you? You do realize what yesterday was? Kelly wasn't too happy, and I don't like when you make her unhappy." Fred finally looked back at the other Spartan.
"I know what yesterday was, and I didn't miss it on purpose. Cortana scheduled me for testing some equipment
Reach: Noble Six's TruthNoble Six is a good liar.Reach: Noble Six's Truth4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
It has always been a tactic to her, just like knowing how to plan out the uses of a battlefield or how to wedge a knife into the weak spot between an Elite's shoulder armor and its back. Shar-B312, after all, is partially a lie anyway; although she can feel the weight of the metal arm at her side, it's not quite as balanced as it should be. No matter what she's doing, she knows it's fake. The rest of Noble Team can't quite see that. Maybe Kat's arm fits better, or maybe she's gotten more used to it.
But Shar feels her lips curl in a scowl under her helmet. Spartans don't need the luxury of getting used to things, and neither do ODSTs. She needed to adjust her armor when she first got it, just like her father must have before her. She will need to adjust to Noble Team's particular strategies and attitudes now. None of them have commented on the ODST armor per se, but she sees them watching her with curiosity. Kat and Carter conferred quietly about it once after
002 Middles002 Middles5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Kat sat down on the bench in the locker room. She looked down at her right arm, or what was now her right arm. Metal bits and pieces moved as her robotic fingers flexed. She would have the replacement forever, as a reminder of her failure. She curled the mechanical fingers into a fist and closed her eyes. The image of Thom standing over her, grabbing the device, then jetpacking away flashed through her mind.
She more felt him standing before her rather than heard him. She didn't look up. She was sure that he was as disappointed in her as she was in herself. Sure the plan had been considered a success, but it had carried a great cost with it.
"Kat." His tone didn't carry the scolding tone that she had expected. The single word was soft and held a slight hint of worry.
Kat didn't raise her head, continuing to stare at the floor. "Yes, Commander?" She steeled herself for whatever he may have to say. She waited for his attitude to change, for him to inform her of all the mistakes that she'
Boys vs GirlsBlood splattered onto the ground as the girl once more struck the boy. Aislinn just watched as the two trainees fought. She thought of stepping in but the fight was a bit entertaining, not to mention she did feel that Ted deserved it for what he had said. He'd made a comment about how Kat could never lead their team and insinuated that it was because she was a girl. From the fact that everyone else was just watching, they all must have agreed.Boys vs Girls4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Should we stop them?" Aislinn glanced over at the other female trainee and recognized her as Katy.
"She doesn't look like we need to step in. She's doing very well." Aislinn turned her gaze back to the fight. Kat had one hand currently wrapped around Ted's throat and the other wailing on his face. She diffidently didn't need help.
"I mean, she's going to seriously hurt him. Won't we all get in trouble for that?" Aislinn had to admit that Katy might be right. Kat looked determined to do serious damage to her team leader. It didn't really matter m
Random love prt 2025. StarveRandom love prt 24 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Fred sat by the fire, looking down into the fire as he thought. "Wow, someone's really deep in thought." Fred looked up as Kelly moved to sit down beside him. "What's got your head working?"
Fred shifted a bit so that he was more comfortable. "We can't stay in here forever. We've managed to find some vegetation, but we can't survive on scraps forever. We need to get out of here before we all starve." Fred leaned a bit toward Kelly. "I'm taking suggestions if you have them."
Kelly thought about it for a moment and finally shrugged. "Sorry, I don't have anything. I'm good back up in combat and keeping you steady, not at finding food."
Fred's hand moved over to rest on Kelly's knee. "You really have been good backup. The perfect person to have my back. I'm glad that I have you, and I don't know what I'd do without you."
Kelly rolled her eyes. "You know you can stop saying that. You've already got me." Kelly smiled a bit. "Now, back to the task at hand. How are we go
Assassins Prt 1 Assassin's prt 1Assassins Prt 13 years ago in Profiles More Like This
When I was young and naive,
I thought I had the entire world that I could grow up to...but sadly I was wrong... dead wrong
Hello, My name is Alfaira D'Curse but everyone at the creed calls me "Ali". Yes, I know that nickname dont really match my actual name.Care to know why? Well when I was younger I joined the creed and I had to hide my girlish looks and my Identity. The only ones who knew of my looks and real name was my mentor and best friend.
It started when I was 7 years of age, getting some groceries from a local merchant when I saw a couple people dressed in white were running along t
XmasXmas4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
A heavy weight slammed onto John and he sat bolt upright. He looked over to see that it was Franklin. The German shepherd sat on the bed, panting happily. John's attention turned to the foot of his bed and spotted Sam and Avery. The two boys were grinning happily. John didn't understand why they were so happy until it clicked. Sam was wearing pajamas with snowflakes on them while Avery had on a shirt that had a large picture of a Santa grunt on the front and red pajama pants.
"Merry Christmas, Dad." Sam grinned and patted Franklin on his back. The dog obediently got down from the bed. "Now you need to get up."
Avery moved to the side of the bed, shaking Kelly a bit to try to wake her. John stopped him and smiled at his son. "I'll wake your mother. Why don't you two go wake up your siblings and then you can all gather downstairs and we'll open presents."
The two boys grinned and moved out of the bedroom. As soon as the dog was through they closed the door behind them. John was thankful
Why do you keep me?Why do you keep me?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
God why do you keep me?
I swear you have me wrapped up tight;
Officialized with a bow.
I'm so confused right now.
I just want some help;
The kind that dissuades me
From claiming me as a useless self?
Lord I don't think I've ever felt this scared.
But on the bright side
I know what terrors me so.
You hear that heart beat go
"Pitter ? Patter?"
That uneasy beat of concern?
Lord I know why I'm scared;
Why I'm always running in my dreams.
Well maybe I am not all that I seem.
I have my many masks
That keep me locked up in my memories.
Those memories reeked with possession,
Fear, remorse, illness, and dread.
Lord, I know why I'm scared;
Why I always coo myself awake with my inner screams.
Can you hear me scream for freedom?
Lord, I know why I am scared
It's because the war within myself
Has gotten far too out of hand.
I'm leaving Lord and I've asked for salvation;
I've screamed my repents!
Do you not see my tears
And my obvious
TruthTruth4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
These human ships are uncomfortable. The seats in this craft, which they call a pelican, are ill suited for my kind. I stand rather than bother trying to fit into a seat without banging my knees. The ship shifts under us and the landscape changes as it speeds past them. I stare down as rocks and trees pass by under us.
At one point in my life I would have been in awe of the majesty, believing this place a gift from the gods. Now things are different. Now I know this is a place of devils, a place of death. Looking back I feel so foolish for having swallowed the lies. The prophets had no ability to understand the will of the gods. They twisted and distorted the truth to keep power, to keep us in their service. As I think of it I feel sick. The prophets had shamed my race, led us down a dishonorable path. My hand clenches as the familiar blood lust rises in me. The prophet of Truth will pay for his lies.
The other passenger shifts and I look to him. Can he feel my anger in the air? Does h
Ali's BioAli's Bio4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Name: AlFaira "Ali" D'Curse
Weight: 100 lbs
Weapons: Hidden blade (left hand), her nails (she uses them as claws, they stick out of her gloves), the rapier, bow with a bayonet attached to the bottom, and her arrows that have poisoned tips.
Bio: As a little girl she lost her parents to a Templar attack. She was walking home from the market when she saw two people dressed in white running towards her house with a small army of Templar guards treading behind them. She got worried of her parents and ran home as she came up to her house she saw the Templars exiting their way out of her house, scared and worried she went inside and what to her surprised the two people dressed in white on her floor murdered. She started crying wondering if it was who she thought it was, she dropped her food, slowly walking to their bodies she lowered their hoods. Alfaira then back away crying like there was no tomorrow seeing that in fact it was her beloved parents.
At the age
Magnetism: A Proto-creed fic: Ch4 - CommunicationMagnetism: A Proto-creed fic: Ch4 - Communication3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 4 - Communication
Altair shifted a little in his seat as he worked through the project with Alex, the other didn't have much to say during the whole study session, but Altair didn't mind it all that much he was used to the quiet, being back in the Auditore home full of hustle and bustle was going to take some getting used to all over again, he hummed a little absently not aware he was even doing it as he wrote down some notes from one of the libraries study books they were working from and sketched out the eagle of the drawing in the book.
Alex turned to tell Altair to quiet with the humming it was sort of irritating but he paused when he noticed how content the other looked, which still unnerved the hell out of him Altair was this human shaped enigma that continued to confuse him, he noticed the other was drawing and raised an eyebrow; well that explained why he was in the art class Altiar was pretty talented at it, he had a ha
If you dance with dragons... 1Harry allowed himself a slight groan as he lowered himself to the floor. Even after five years of flying, his legs still cramped up after a long journey. He glanced around at the sleeping forms of the two dragons who shared the old stables, their forms twined together, vague shapes in the half- light from the open door. His own Kari had told him the were asleep as they came in to land, but some part of him still relied on visual reassurance.If you dance with dragons... 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Do you want me to ask Rowan for help?
Harry shook his head, but he took the hint and bent down to unbuckle the saddle that sat above the dragon's shoulders. He felt glad, and not for the first time, that the level of intimacy between them was strong enough for him not to have to explain his actions.
The saddle came off quickly, as both parties were practised in removing it, and, that done, Harry left Kari to get some sleep as he walked over to the palace building proper.
The four of them still lived in the palace, though after Lil
New world ch 2New world ch 23 years ago in Settings More Like This
The sun is setting up on this new city, slowly rising in the horizon. Reflecting on the river at the bottom of it, little reflection sparkling like little stars while the place is coming to life. Around the middle of the city, a two stories house surrounded by a little garden stand quietly still in the middle of their neighbor. Although it seems someone in that house don't really seem to agree.
"Damn, you would think that after a full night in a real bed for once in so long I would wake up with less stiffness." I try to move and I got a hell of a time just to turn around or even lift an arm. "Why in hell am I stuck like that? Someone tied me up or what? I feel like my body weights
a thousand tons." I turn my head around and see that giant arm around my waist and a leg on top of mine. I grumble as I remember where I am and what happened last night. "I knew it; I should have slept on the roof or even
Company0051 march anthemCompany oh-oh-five-one,Company0051 march anthem4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Leave yer bags, but pack a gun!
We don't care if yer ballin' hard,
suck it up ya big retard!
In this camp of purple trees,
There's pools of sweat up to yer knees!
Workin' hard all live long day,
there's still time for us to say:
Crashing hogs, and drinkin' beer,
Dunny wants to volunteer!
Wants to make friends with the Chief,
Petey's harmless as a leaf!
Tough as nails and temper red,
Maria has a solid head!
Though quiet, she's a good friend,
Ally's there until the end!
Short and stocky, with a stache,
Carlos don't have any cash!
Long blond hair and attitude,
Sam can win any known feud!
Has a bark, but aint no dog,
Sam crashed Avery's warthog!
Loves the master chief's helmet,
that is Feldspar I bet!
To the members, he's a pain,
But they listen to Captain!
He is the new V.I.P.,
clap yer hands fer Master Chief!
008 Kissing fears awayFred sat upright in his bed. He was sweating and shaking a bit. The dream had been so real. He'd felt the blood on his hands from trying to stop the bleeding. He sucked in an uneven breath as he tried to get control of himself, control his fear.008 Kissing fears away3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Kathleen's hands moved to pull him to her. Fred allowed it and his own hands clutched at her nightshirt. His face moved to her shoulder as her arms moved around him, holding him to her. "Shh, shh, It's all right." Kathleen ran a hand over his hair, trying to calm him. "Everything is all right."
Fred didn't say anything, just slowly managed to regulate his breath and stopped shaking. Kathleen moved them so that Fred was lying down. Kathleen moved so that she was a bit over him, allowing her to place kisses here and there, chasing away his fear.
When Fred had finally calmed down enough Kathleen settled beside him, still stroking his hair as his head leaned against her shoulder. "You want to talk about it?" Kathleen always offered. He never took h
SigmaSigma3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
John made his way from the medical bay. He'd gone to check up on James after their recent mission to see if he'd make it. The medics said that he would live, and they planned on replacing the part of his arm that had been blasted away. John was glad to know that his teammate would be all right, but the image of those monstrous Covenant was burned in his mind. They were like walking tanks and just the memory of them made him feel vulnerable as he walked through the hallways without his armor.
He didn't really understand why they'd taken his armor at all. The tech had something about cleaning it, something about it smelling bad. Whatever it was he couldn't smell it, but then again he'd spent so much time in the suit and it had an air filtration system. Maybe walking through the sewers had made their armor dirty and he hadn't been able to smell it through the system. It would explain why the techs seemed to be holding their breaths while they'd removed his armor.
He moved toward the locke
074 Night074 Night4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The falcons would come to pick them up and take them to the saber program in a few hours. In the meantime Carter had ordered his team to get some rest. Tomorrow was going to be a long day and they would need all of their energy. Luckily the cave was large and there was plenty of room for them all to sleep.
Carter had put Jun on watch, as he wouldn't be going to the test facility with them. Emile had already found a quiet place to sleep, Jorge having joined him. Six had gone off all on her own. She'd disappeared and Carter had no idea where she'd gone to. He had found a spot away from all the others, sitting down against the wall so that he could get some sleep.
He had just closed his eyes and was starting to drift off when he heard someone approach. "What?" His voice was agitated.
The person hesitated. "You want me to leave?" She sounded hurt, and hesitant. Despite her words she didn't move away from him.
Carter sighed and opened his eyes. Kat stood a few feet away from him, arms cross
StrandedEmile's foot hit the side of the craft. "Well, I think we're stuck here." His fist slammed into the falcon. "Stupid piece of junk."Stranded4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Don't blame the falcon for how bad the weather was. Falcons aren't supposed to be able to make it through storms like that." Jun moved around the falcon. It was half buried in the sand where it had crashed the night before. The Spartans had only recently woken up after having been knocked out during the crash.
"Still can't believe that command sent us out when they had to have known that that storm was coming." Emile crossed his arms. "Or that Carter and Kat managed to not get stuck here with us."
"You're the one that didn't want to join them on their falcon." Jorge moved around the falcon, looking for any leftover supplies that might have survived.
"I didn't want to be on that damn thing while the two of them joined the mile-high club. At least not if they weren't going to let me watch." Emile leaned against the falcon, staring out at the ocean
Six meets the 0051st Part 5John was glad to have things back to normal well glad wasn't the right word for it. Sure, now Sam wasn't mad at him and he could sit at the same table, but Sam had made friends with Shar. This wouldn't have been a problem in itself if it weren't for the fact that Sam was now trying to include him in an outing that Shar had planned. Apparently the Lieutenant needed to go into the forest to find some plant or something for the spook she had showed up with. She didn't give any real details but she'd invited Sam to come with her and now the long haired woman was trying to get him to join them.Six meets the 0051st Part 54 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"I'm not joining you," John said for the tenth time.
"Come on, it will be fun, besides, don't you want to see more of the planet?" Sam had one forearm on the table, the other hand holding the edge as she leaned toward him. She was trying to challenge him but he wasn't going to rise to the bait.
"You really think sitting around here is a better then doing something?" Shar stared across the table