The Hybrid Dragon Chapter 5The Hybrid Dragon Chapter 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I woke up the next day feeling strange, almost relaxed. Then of course I got back into my usual mind set and I was my usual seemingly emotionless self. I got up and got ready for another day of searching. Soon after I was ready my friends Strike and Alpha woke up as well.
"Morning guys." I said.
"Morning." Strike said.
"Hey." Alpha said.
"Alright well today's our first day working for the pokeumans so we should be ready at all times." I said.
"No problem Gamma." Strike said.
"Understood." Alpha said.
"Also before you leave the room keep in mind that not everyone accepts us for the hybrids that we are so someone is bound to try and cause trouble." I said.
"Let me guess you want us to ignore them?" Alpha asked.
"On the contrary I was going to say don't take that crap from them. I find that a good punch to the nose usually shuts those kind of people up." I said.
"I think we're going to get along just fine Gamma." Alpha said smirking.
"Good to hear." I said.
"Um can we go get breakfast now
Chapter 1-DerynDeryn couldn't believe what shed said to him. How could I have been so stupid!, she thought, storming into her cabin and slamming the door. He hand seemed to act of its own accord as it rammed into the wall, crunching the wood beneath it.Chapter 1-Deryn4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Fool! I'm a bloody fool!" she yelled, stomping over to her bed and throwing herself on it, burying her face under her pillow. There she sobed for a good twenty minutes, unable to help herself.
She hadn't ment to be so rude. She was jsut fed up with Alek tryign to pry things out of her. She couldn't tell him her secret, even though it was tearing her up inside to keep it from him. It was only fair that he knew, seeing as he had told her jsut abotu everything. But if he knew she wasn't a boy....she was sure he'd flip over the moon and never speak to her again.
When she'd finally had her fill of girly nonsense, she changed into her work clothes and ran up onto the ships topside, pushing every single thought of the prince ot hte back of her he
Bring Him HomeDeryn slumped down into the weathered chair, defeated. Her filthy midshipman uniform clung to her body with sweat, taking some distraction from the hot embarrassment she felt flooding through her veins at the moment.Bring Him Home4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"And I don't ever-" her mother's voice screeched with fury, her plump face turning a ruddy color with anger to match her daughter's.
"Ma, this is my passion! Ever since Da died- " Deryn sputtered out.
"No. Don't you say a word, young lady. Passion has nothing to do with it! A young woman such as yourself doesn't go hop on some warship and come back like like this!" Mrs. Sharp vigorously waved her flour-stained palms in Deryn's direction, and Deryn could do nothing but hang her head in shame.
Another set of eyes had been watching this scene, taking in the childish bickering. The brunette knew better than to get between a mother and her offspring, so he forced himself not to make a sound and drew himself to the farthest corner of the table.
"Why can't you just ac
The Inescapable Truth - Chapter 3 (Twilestia)The Inescapable Truth - Chapter 3 (Twilestia)3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Can you keep a secret?"
Twilight was lying in her bed wide awake, staring at the ceiling. The sunlight was creeping into the room behind the thick blue curtains; the light filtering through casted faint shadows on the walls. The mare was going over yesterday's lesson in her head. Instead of ending awkwardly like the one earlier this week, it had just been awkward in general. The lengthy discussions she and the Princess usually had about the books had been diminished into a few words and there had been no "ideas" from Princess Celestia. At least this time Twilight had been prepared for it, though the way she prepared for something like this meant that there was rarely much more she could learn. Luckily studying was something Twilight greatly enjoyed. She also got to spend time with the Princess - something she enjoyed even more, lately more than ever. But no matter how much she loved all this, she hadn't been able to shake the nagging feeling that s
Leviathan: SketchesLeviathan: Sketches5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Leviathan: A picture for a prince
Just a small intro. Deryn/Dylan Sharp and Prince Alecksander Ferdinand are on board the leviathan heading towards the Ottoman Empire. A surprise request from Aleck gets Deryn/ Dylan to realize her true feelings for him. Rated pg-13 for later chapters.
(I might go to four chapters at most, also keep in mind there is a change of point of view and that the book just came out in October. This fanfic is a test run for future fanfics later on)
Alek walked along the great air ship that was the Leviathan. His now rubber soles clanked against the metal walkways of the ships spine. The whole crew seemed to be a little on edge whenever he and his men walked about with their "highly flammable" shoes. Until finally to put them all at ease they borrowed some rubber shoes that were necessary if you were to walk along the great ship.
After receiving the shoes Alek decided to head to the backside of the creature or "dorsal" as he learned later it
FishermenFishermen3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
from tiny boats,
sampans and coracles -
red sails threading the sky
like poppies in the autumn sun.
Whales slip through waves
hunting silvered krill
and the spiny dusk
of urchins clinging to the sand.
And they wait
for lines to pull
their hands under
glistening with eel
hauling the afternoon
back to market
in hempen nets.
Chapter 10 'Monotony'The port was bustling, people of all ages were filling the walkways, there was barely room to breathe. Alek grasped his satches tight to his chest, ushering Deryn towards one of the farthest docks. Children ran underfoot, nearly sending him to the ground twice. But he didn't stop to complain, if they didn't hurry they would miss their boat.Chapter 10 'Monotony'4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
At long last they made it, just as passengers were boarding. It was a large vessel, probably larger than the Leviathan, length-wise. They hurried up the ramps, handed their tickets over, and boarded.
Alek and Deryn contained themselves to their cabin for most of the trip, not wanting to get noticed in case someone had a keen eye. The trip was scheduled to be three weeks, so they had plenty of time to plan their next move.
"I can't wait to get off this barking ship" Deryn complained, only three days in. "The water is not the most entertaining way to travel. At least on the Leviathan I had things to do besides sit on my bum in a room all da
Cold as Stone 4Deryn sat bolt upright in the dismal hospital bed. She looked around. The nurse was nowhere to be seen. Setting her ice pack on the table beside her, she slid off the bed and crept to the door.Cold as Stone 44 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She swore she just heard a gun shot. The sound was unmistakeable. Deryn slowly opened the door and peered both ways. The hall was deathly silent and dark. Her feet made little sound as she padded shoeless down the hall and in the direction she thought she'd heard them go an hour ago.
Deryn encountered no one as she glided along, keeping ot the shadows. Blisters, this place is confusing, she thought ot herself as she rounded a corner. It seemed there was no end to the twisting corridors. Portraits stared down at her, as if tracking her every move. She shuddered. The sooner they were out of this place the better.
But what would happen after this? The Leviathan was dead, she had no money to return home. She was stranded somewhere far from home with the archduke of Austria-Hungary.
Deryn shrugged aw
Chapter 12 'Memories'Trees were not very comfortable.Chapter 12 'Memories'4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Alek tried to sleep, but perching precariously on a branch about fifteen feet in the ari was not the best idea he'd had. No one ame into hte park that night, and they weould have been find sleeping on the ground. But Deryn was snoring away on his lap, and he didn;t dare disturb her.
After a few failed attempts, Alek gave up on counting sheep, and counted the stars instead. He hadn't been in Austria in so long, and now that he was back, he felt a strange kind of peace. He was home.
The sky was outrageously beautiful, the stars glittering against their black backdrop. There was a faint glow on the horizion from the city, but it didn't disrupt the gorgeous view. He played with Deryn's hair, watching her sleep. She looked so peaceful. His heart leapt when he touched her skin, her face completely blocking out any pretty night sky. She was beautiful, her features strong and sharp. He chuckled. Her name fit her so well.
He eventually was able to rest, his eyes
Chapter 5 'Familiar Faces'Alek looked up from his paper, setting it down on the table in front of him. A nasty cold breeze was coming in through the window, making him shiver. He stood, walking across the beautiful floor to shut it, drawing the curtains.Chapter 5 'Familiar Faces'4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Deryn, have you read the paper yet?" he called out. Footsteps sounded from the other room, and Deryn entered. She was wearing trousers and a buttoned up shirt, hair cropped short as ever.
"No, why? Something good?" her eyes were bright.
"Yes, actaully, I think you'll find it amusing." he handed her the news, crossing his arms and watching her as she read the front page.
Her face went from curiosity to astonishment. "Blisters, Alek, your a genious! How did you know?" she looked up at him, amazed.
Alek chuckled. "I know Volger about as well as I know myself. The wildcount gets what he wants. He wasn't going to let a little thing like my 'death' stop him from finishing the wishes of my father. Volger is a loyal man, I suspected he might go this far."
Time Is The CureTime Is The Cure2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Time Is The Cure
Right hand of destruction
Left hand of creation
It's a never ending cycle
A fatal revival caught in a downward spiral
I tear down reality’s mask
As I build up a truth to give hope a chance
The veiled darkness decays
The guiding light fades
I let go of an old pain
As new tears wash it away
The sun always rises
The moon always sets
The rain subsides
The storm is put to rest
Clouds confide / Memories detest
Skies collide / Cries confessed
Light shines / Dark regrets
Pain hides / Peace professed
A new day awaits
An old night forgotten
Tomorrow I shall awake
To cradle what remains unbroken
I can't erase my mistakes
But I can't let them define my fate
There's always control
There's always faith to hold
Opposites are locked together
I am the sinner; I am the confessor
With time- comes change
Agony and serenity dawn a n
Problem Struck Chapter 1Problem StruckProblem Struck Chapter 14 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"DERYN!" Alek shouted as he shook her limp body trying to wake her up, get her to talk, or do something.
Alek's arm landed on a small box as he continued to shake Deryn (as if that would help) and knocked it over. The clattering helped Alek see through his panic and look at what box he had knocked over.
"God's wounds," Alek breathed as he saw that this box was Deryn's smelling salts, "This could barking work!"
He opened the box and waved it under her nose trying to spread the sharp smell to wake Deryn up. Finally Deryn opened her eyes and Alek sighed with relief, "Thank providence that you're alright, Deryn! I thought you had just died! Are you all right?"
"Oooooohhhh... Alright isn't the right word here, I think," Deryn managed to get out before hurling right on the bed.
"Schiesse! What's the matter Deryn?" Shouted Alek and began to spout off all kinds of Austrian swears.
Deryn looked up at Alek and whispered breathing hard, "Get... get... Dr... Barl...Barl...
Shot to the Truth Chapter 5Chapter 5Shot to the Truth Chapter 54 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Deryn's first thoughts were, "Wh-where a-am I?" then, "W-what's going on?" and finally, "Am I KISSING ALEK?!?!" Her eyes snapped open and she pulled away from Alek shocked at what she did now. Her head pounded, but she managed to get out, "Wh-what were you DOING Alek?"
Alek leaned back looking shocked, as he saw Deryn wince from her pounding ribs and head, but managed to compose himself and reply, "Y-you're alive, Dyl- erm, what's your true name?"
Deryn stared at him, unable to process that Alek knew who she really was, answering, "Deryn, and how did you know that I'm a barking girl?!"
Alek blushed, whispering, "Y-you were hurt so I-"
Alek broke off blushing furiously as Deryn understood what had happened and replied in her girl voice, "So you know, and hate me, at this point that you've seen what I've kept from you all these months," Deryn sighed and hung her head, "I-I... I'm sorry Alek, but I thought that because I was a commoner I wouldn't matter t
How I Met The Awesomeness Mare EverHow I Met The Awesomeness Mare Ever3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
How I met The Awesomeness Mare Ever
By: DolphinBuster starring: Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle
Hey, my name is Rainbow Dash. The most awesome, most radical, most amazing, most spectacular, pony in all of Equestria. Most ponies call me the fastest flier too. Heck, I've even got a cool crown thingy to prove it!
Anyway. I thought I'd share a story, a story that will blow. Your. Mind. A story about how I met the most awesome mare ever, the mare of my dreams. A story about how I met, and ended up being with Twilight Sparkle.
Okay, so one day I was just doing my usual activity, which is flying. Duh. And I was just soaring over Ponyville when I saw this crazy beautiful mare with a little purple dragon trotting around. I don't know why I felt this way and I definitely, didn't know how to explain how I felt I just all of a sudden felt like my mind was going to explode of too much awesomeness!
She looked like she wa
By Your Side, Forever and EverBy Your Side, Forever and Ever3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
THE CANTERLOT SERIES
Ponies with Battlelore
[Click here for the accompanying song]
By Your Side, Forever and Ever
Greed now rules the spoils of war.
Queen has set her throne on the royal hall (the ruins of the realm)
I have walked through the dark
I have fought my way out of her prison.
I have witnessed the war
I have found my love wrapped in oblivion.
The eldritch swarm over our world,
My shining one, where have you gone?
Devourer's claws hold on your heart,
My shining love, where are you lost?
Broken harmony, its protectors fell
Imprisoned their kin, in repressed tears (the realm of peace)
From beasts he swore to shield his home,
My shining one, the guardian.
Wake from the queen's dormant veil,
Within your heart resides our hope.
In despair we need your gallant strength,
My shining one, reclaim your shield.
I'll support your task,
Epilouge 'Family'Alek rubbed his eyes, sitting himself upright. He had nearly fallen asleep in his chair.Epilouge 'Family'4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The fire crackled nicely in front of him, drowsiness threatening to take over again. He stood and stretched, then headed out the door of his quarters. Someone ran into him just then, nrealy sending him flying.
"Watch it! - Oh! Sorry Dad!" the young boy ran to Alek and hugged him. Alek laughed and ruffled the boy's hair.
"Where exactly are you headed off to in such a rush, Jaspert Volger?" Alek asked, holding the boys shoulders.
"Out to the courtyard. Master Klopp told me he would let me take a few steps around in the runabout today!"
Alek studied his son's excited face. He looked so much like his mother, sharp fine features and bright blue eyes, but dark hair like his father. His eyes sparked with excitement, and his smile was as charming as anything.
"Alright, get along now. Remember, you've got a few lessons this evening with Dr. Barlow tonight"
Little Jaspert sighed, looking annoyed.
Deryn's confessionsDeryn's confessions3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I love him
but I can never be with him
The simplicity of being a boy
has cost me paradise
The physical world goes on
half enjoyment, half yackum
but on the inside
I long for him
To kiss him
to gaze into his captivating emerald eyes
to feel that crackle against my skin when he hugs me
to have him be mine
But he will never be mine
He thinks I am a boy
thinks I am just a friend
Thinks I am barking MR. Sharp
I am in deep, deep love with sir Aleksandar Ferdinand of Hapsberg
But he will never love me back.
New Bodies, New Everything (Prolouge)New Bodies, New Everything (Prolouge)3 years ago in Settings More Like This
My first official story here on DA! Hope you all like it!
Twilight was in the library, working as usual. She was working on a spell that was supposed to help pegasi with broken wings fly or unicorns that had briefly lost their magic preform it.
Twilight thought she was alone, but obviously, she was not.
"Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii!" exclaimed Pinkie Pie as she and Rainbow Dash jumped out from under Twilight's table.
"Ahhhhhhhh!" Twilight yelled when Pinkie knocked her over.
"Oh, sorry Twilight," said Pinkie, when she realized why Twilight was lying on the floor, dizzy-eyed.
"Uh, Twi, you ok?" Rainbow Dash said, also seeing Twilight on the floor.
"Yes, I'm fine," said Twilight, getting up from the floor. "Why are you two here anyway?"
"No important reason," said Dash. "Just wanted to see what you were doing."
"So you decided to ask me but hiding under my table and scaring me? For pony's sake, I a
Chapter 2 EditThe next few days were extremely difficult for Alek. He couldn't keep his mind off Deryn. Each time he looked at her he noticed just how feminie she was. It was amazing that no one else noticed. When he wasn't with her, he was wishing he was.Chapter 2 Edit4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Even more amazing was how attracted he was to her after only knowing her true gender for less than a week. It was like he'd known her his whole life. Well, he really had. Before coming to the Leviathan, it was like his life was a blur, a dream that never really existed at all. She was the only friend he'd ever really had. He felt completed when he was with her.
"What are you doing, you fool?" Deryn snapped at him as they were walking Tazza together one evening. Alek had absentmindedly reached for her hand, and she had to slap it away.
"Sorry, sorry. I am." he said, angry that he had let himself slip like that.
"You know how that would look to others, bum-rag. I don't need people thinking anything else along with what the already most likely do."
Prologue 1"Dylan, I don't think this is such a good..."Prologue 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The boys voice cut right through his, a smile on his face. "Tell me one thing right now, Alek" he looked Alek square in the eye, and he gulped, gripping hte fabricated leather that bound him into the seat, his knuckles white. "Do you trust me?"
Of course he trusted Dylan. He had kept Alek's secrets since they met. But this was not a matter of trust, it was a matter of life or death, or so it felt to Alek.
"Yes. I trust you." he told Dylan earnestly.
"Then listen to me when I say you'll be fine." he patted the yellow object in Alek's hand. "Just release this semaphore flag if something goes wrong, or if you get the clart scared out of you." Dylan smirked. "I'll be down here watching and I'll haul you down in a squick."
And with that Alek was climbing, no, flying. The small seat he was strapped to swung sickeningly as the godless creature Dylan called a Huxley rose into the air. Alek barely dared to watch as Dylan and the top of the Leviathan
Chapter 6 'Gifts Aplenty'Alek glanced at this watch as he followed Lilit through the narrow streets. Three fifteen. He was late.Chapter 6 'Gifts Aplenty'4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Lilit, whatever this is, can't it wait until I get out of work? I'm trying to make myself a living - "
"Quiet, we're almost there"
Alek made a face but continued on. It best be important ot drag her halfway across the world looking for him. Soon she ducked inside the doorway of an abandoned apartment building. Alek was almost out of breath, not having ran like that since being aboard the Leviathan. Lilit looked fine however, even in her black silk clothes.
"What's this about? How in the world did you find me?" Alek sat, catching his breath.
Lilit sat next to him, smiling. "I just had to know where to look."
He looked at her incredulously. "Seriously. How?"
She laughed, her face looking very tired, and much older than she remembered. "As soon as Nene heard of your 'death', she laughed. She knew there was no way you could ever be dead. She told me she suspected it would be too much fo
Marked Ones Drown (Lunaverse)Marked Ones Drown (Lunaverse)3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
My Little Poem
Ponies with Nightwish
[Click here for the accompanying song]
Marked Ones Drown
Followed her to the town below the pale moonlight
Through the maze of shades to the heart of forest
In the night we dance, enjoying the endless feast
Yet can you hear
How the past keeps haunting us for our sins
"Have you seen those ruins, where the plague took place?"
"My child "
"She's hexed, marked by a black curse."
"Her mark "
"An impure sign of a plague;
Rid of her, it will spread as we speak!"
"Little one drowns, she will drown, drown, deeper down
the river wild will purify your cursed child.
Little one drowns, she will drown, drown, deeper down
the waters take her away with her cursed mark.
Marked ones drown, they will drown, drown, deeper down
Shot to the TruthShot to the TruthShot to the Truth4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Deryn entered her private chambers, exhausted from three days of nonstop work on the Leviathan. Finally she was able to take a few minutes to change out of her sweaty uniform and change into something more appropriate. She sighed, remembering that they'd arrive to Japan the very next day and Alek would vanish from the Leviathan forever. He would probably vanish into the wilderness and somehow find a way back to the main land and hideout until this barking daft war would be over. Deryn shook her head, clearing her thoughts of Alek from her mind, reminding herself that he was a barking prince -that's archduke you dummkopf!- and she was a lowly mooneye-eyed lassie that served as an airman. She couldn't fall for him; she couldn't, unless she wanted him to run a mile. Anyway once Alek was gone, so would her feelings for him, too. Deryn put on a determined look on her face and chased away all thoughts of Alek that entered her mind.