Back to School: Chapter TwoBack to School: Chapter Two
"You've got to be kidding me," Shawn muttered to herself when she and Junior stood in the doorway of their first classroom. It wasn't a big room, but it was certainly big enough to hold around ten giants, each giant desk holding a human sized desk on top of it. There didn't seem to be a teacher in the room yet, but Shawn noticed that the giants were standing on one side of the room, and the humans were on the other. No one was interacting yet and several students looked surprised as they came in the room together. Shawn hated the attention. "Uh...maybe it's best that you put me down," she said to Junior.
Carson nodded as he stepped into the class room. "Eh, right..." He made his way to one of the many unoccupied desks, setting her down next to her's and sitting in his own desk. He couldn't shake that awkward feeling, like he'd done something wrong by offering her a hand.
Shawn looked around, staring at t
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I hated starting at a new school this year.
Senior year was supposed to be the most exciting year of my life well at least until I graduate college, turn twenty-one and get married. Senior year was supposed to be my year but my parents had changed all that when they enrolled me in the 'immersion' program. For so many years humans and giants had been kept separated from one another but now, not only were there enough giants in the world that they no longer could be homeschooled, but they were now being permitted to be co-educated.
I thought it was a great idea, in theory, but certainly did not want to be part of the immersion process. Not everyone was on board with this idea and I was aware of that. There were some giants that still believed that humans were either 'too fragile' to be around, or that they should be treated as though we were beneath them. It was our planet! I didn't understa
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Kyra was aware that she was considered nothing more than a pet for the humans back on Earth, but she had never imagined that she would be sent away from Earth for a year.
Her owner was sick and tired of her behavior and said that that would be sent to spend some time on asteroid for an entire year. It seemed like a punishment but Jason had explained that another 'convict' would be there and that hopefully he would 'knock some sense into her' because apparently she was in desperate need of discipline.
"You don't appreciate how good you have it," Jason had said to her, snapping her collar around her tiny neck. "I think that this will be a good thing for you," he tried with her, keeping his voice surprisingly soft. It was only hours ago that this same voice was screaming at her so loudly that she had to cover her ears. "I'm sending you here not only as a punishment, but as an opportunity.
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The rocking of the box was starting to make her sick to her stomach. Adelle had said that she would be back to get her and she really wanted to believe that. She really did but it had been almost 3 days and her food supplies were running low. "She has to come back for me," *she muttered, shivering in the box.*
Derrick headed through the water at knee level, sighing. "Alright, nothing too much to speak of thankfully. No pets anyway, just some wildlife," he said with a smile. He noticed the box though, almost swearing he saw something in the hole in the side. He waded over to it, lifting it up.
"A-Adelle?" Eiliv asked, feeling her stomach falling to her knees. The box rocked like crazy, causing her to stumble inside and she looked around wildly. "Adelle is that you? Adelle it's me! Open up!" She called, starting to pound on the box which was all but soaked.
"What the-... A human!?" He pondered t
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" .One down fifty six more to go " Jason sighed heavily as he set down the electrical engineering textbook and slumped back into his desk's chair. His notepad now held a full-scale circuit unit for a high end voltage electrical switch, hooked up to several others. It mazed around his page and he finished it off with a few labels here and there. He had been reluctantly working on that for the past hour and a half, and just when his spirits raised at its completion, they came crashing back down as he glanced over the assigned work.
"Uuugh .ill never get this done in time!" He couldn't help burying his face in his hands and moan in exhaustion. "Its too much!" he complained to his empty living room. Luckily there was enough room for a work desk right beside a bookcase when he first moved in, otherwise he would be in his bedroom or on the couch, and he was easily distracted. The large TV sat behind him on a far off wall and th
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Carson walked into the class, sighing when he didn't see any trace of Shawn. She had been there earlier than him yesterday, but now class was about to start and there was still no sign of her. Figuring she just wasn't planning on showing up, after what had happened yesterday at the diner, he took a seat at their desk and proceeded to start doodling again.
Shawn stood at the gate of the building. Her parents felt bad that she had such a rough first day, but they were positive that things would get better. They were nice enough to call the school and excuse her from class yesterday and today if she was still feeling bad, but something still caused her to walk to the school.
Standing there, she realized that she had a choice. She could either go in, or she could go home for the day. She had already missed a day's worth of classes, it probably wouldn't be best if she missed another,
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Kyra coughed a bit, tired from all the yelling and struggling and she tried to calm herself down. Looking at Vance she frowned. "Look, I get what you are doing," she said carefully. "But it's just not a good idea. Despite what you think I am, I'm not a human being. We're not on equal fields okay? Can't you accept that?"
He didn't answer, shifting the chair to look away from her.
Letting out a heavy sigh, Kyra walked a bit closer, but not so much that he could grab her easily. "And look...I'm sorry about calling you a criminal. I know that you're innocent, Jason told me so. And Jason's alright," she said in a hopeful voice.
Vance shot a look at her, shocked. "Alright? You can call the guy who shocks you and who knows what else ALRIGHT?" He scoffed. "I'll tell you this; I'm cutting all ties with him when this is over with."
FirePalmThis is one of my first GT stories- it's OK- I think it has potential but we'll see. SO- Firepalm- what is that? It's the ability to shoot fire from her palms of course! the only issue is the main character, Esmeral has this ability, but because she is so young, she has not had time to control her power.... Now, Firepalm is a condition passed on from generation to generation, and only a few percent of people are born with it.FirePalm2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Anyway, Esmeral soon finds herself trapped in a world of Giants- a world where humans are extremely rare and are considered prized pets only the wealthy can afford. i don't want to spoil anymore- hope you enjoy it!
"Esmeral! Dear, you left the fire extinguisher in the trunk!"
I jumped and turned around. My tiny five-foot tall grandmother was shuffling towards the house with her little feet with her giant red purse in her jittering hands.
"Oh! Sorry!" I gasped. I rushed over to the car and carefully opened the trunk. I stared sadly at the red cy
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Trying to make sense of the scene Kasia rubbed her forehead. She didn't have much memory about what happened the night before; all she remembered was having entirely too much fun at the party last time. She remembered dancing and she remembered getting in her car, but then nothing. She looked around her new surroundings, blowing the whole thing off to drinking entirely too many strawberry daiquiris, but there was something to strange about the home. It was a little oversized and slightly cheap looking.
"People have to stop shopping at IKEA," she muttered and touched a cheap looking bookshelf. "This thing looks like it was made out of plastic."
She continued walking through the strange house, trying to locate the owners. There was no sign of life in the home. She noticed a phone hanging on the wall, and she smiled to herself. "Oh thank the gods," she muttered as s
Small Comforts ~ GT"DAMN IT!" A violently, pounding, voice suddenly vibrated against the air around the small human and she jumped, squeaking in terror at the suddenness of Jason's aggressive anger. The ground beneath her rumbled furiously with each enraged impact his enormous feet took with the ground and into the house, the vibrations seeping into the pads of her own feet and rattling up her legs to send her entire body trembling violently.Small Comforts ~ GT2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"DAMI IT, DAMN IT, DAMN IT!!!" He hissed again, shaking Cameron's ribcage and spine with unintentional force and terrifying her into cowering behind an opposing table leg in the kitchen.
It had been three months that she had lived here now, lived here with one of THEM, the monstrous species of giants that overrun the defenseless humans and degraded them to mere pets (and rumored snacks). Though it hadn't been as terrifying as she first thought it would be to live with a breathing mountain, in fact, she actually found herself feeling rather fond and affectionate towa
Nice to Meet You"Oh, you have got to be kidding me!" Jordan shouted as his bag caught and ripped on a thorn bush, spilling its contents. Candy bars, granola bars, some other kind of bar, and bags of trail mix all spilled out. He held out the now useless bag, glaring at the large tear.Nice to Meet You2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Well this is just great," he growled, gathering the snacks up and shoving as many of them as possible into the other pocket of the bag. It still left quite a bit left over, which he proceeded to stuff into his pant pockets. There was still some left over even from that and he was left staring at his hands, feeling utterly ridiculous that so simple a problem was causing so much frustration. He groaned and resumed walking, the snacks still clutched in his fists.
"Why did I let myself get talked into this?" he grumbled, stepping over a log. "I'm not a camper, I'm the tech guy. Ugh, damn Tray and my stupid pride."
As was fairly obvious by this point, Jordan wasn't having the best day ever. It had started out th
(GT) Silly Little Secret - part 1 Talia yawned. The day was dragging on for her and she glanced at her nails. “Oi. I wish Kara wouldn’t pester me about something I’ve already told her a million times. It was bad enough she kept me up all night; but nooo… She just HAD to paint my nails! It’s not my fault if she doesn’t believe me!” Talia couldn’t stand having her nails painted and would usually scratch it off, but her best friend used a special type of nail polish that won’t scratch off or fade for a week. At least no one was home to see it.(GT) Silly Little Secret - part 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Just then, Talia heard the front door open and close. “Crap! Cass is home!” And she dove under the bed.
Cass walked in, tossing his hoodie on the bed. “Tal? You home?” He did a quick scan of the room before settling into a chai
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"This is a bad idea," Tempest hissed after Vaughn had got out of his car. "I can't even believe that I let you talk me into this. I'm going to get caught!"
Vaughn gently touched the pocket in the front of his polo-shirt, taking care not to slam the door so it wouldn't hurt Tempest's ears. "You're going to be fine. Just stay there, and be quiet until we're in my uncle's room. Can you at least stop complaining? You were annoying enough in the car."
"Shut up," Tempest grumbled as Vaughn leaned against his car for a moment, securing a blue tooth in his ear. "What are you doing?" she called up to him.
"Just putting this in in case work calls me. Or," he added with a gentle smile down in her direction, "or one of the nurse's thinks I'm crazy for talking to myself when I'm actually talking to you."
"So it's like a headphone?" Tempest mused.
"Oh lord," Vaughn muttered.
Arrietty 5 Years Later Chpt. 1"You mean he's alive?" Arrietty blurted out.Arrietty 5 Years Later Chpt. 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Spiller shrugged his shoulders in a very blaze' way. He hadn't wanted to tell her this but it would hurt more lying to her. Besides, who was to stop her from finding him? Every summer since she had to leave her home, she "coincidentally" went over to the property. Spending several hours watching the open field as if waiting for him to come back. And now that it seemed that he was actually back, Spiller couldn't believe it himself. Spiller had to admit that he loved seeing her; this happy, but he wasn't so sure if he was happy about her reasons for being so cheerful. Maybe, he should have told her father first.
"That must mean that his surgery went well," Arrietty continued, starting to gather her borrowing things.
"You're going now?" Spiller blurted out helplessly.
Arrietty turned then and smiled, tightening the strap on her borrowing bag.
"Arrietty, he i
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"I'm not sure... you're def not going back though," he said with a frown, feeling protective. "Dead or Alive... no way."
"She belongs to her," Kyle said, trying to remain calm about the whole thing. "I'm not exactly sure why she worded it like that, but when I went to get some information, I came across this flier. The girl has a right to know that she's alright. We can become quite attached to humans," he said in a low voice, reaching over to gently pet Eiliv's back. She squirmed away from his touch. "Heh, feisty little critter isn't she. Does she even like you?"
"I said she was hiding from you didn't I? She likes me just fine... and we've got her owner on face book, so we're just gonna shoot her a message there. Satisfied?" he asked, holding his hand over her to his chest protectively.
Kyle nodded. "Sure thing, I'll come inside and check things out." He easily slid past Derrick and walked into the room where the laptop was sitting, easily
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Jacobs stared at his grandson with heavy eyes, allowing the nurse to pull him towards the door. "So I think that's it then, all of my stuff is out and you're basically moved in. " The nurse started to guide him towards the door before his face lit up with recognition. "There's only one final thing that I think I should tell you."
"Yeah, what's up gramps?" Cail asked as he looked up at him, having been digging through his pack when he spoke. "Something up with the switches or something?" Having just inherited the land, he felt he should know the ins and outs of the place.
Jacobs turned back to the nurse. "Just give us a moment, Gail," he said to her, walking towards the kitchen and motioning for Cail to follow. "Come here, I want to show you something," he said, gesturing towards the small window over the sink.
"Alright..." Admittedly he looked a bit confused, but if something was up with the place he needed to know. Walk
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Saturday. It was the day that Sophi and Christopher had been looking forward to, but at the same time, they were also very nervous about. Friday had been awkward enough, but Sophi was already really starting to grow and trust Christopher. It was a pleasant enough day, but now the day was Saturday and both of them were lightly sleeping. Later on, they would be going to meet Steven who had promised the antidote and Christopher got another $150 out of his savings, but he was still nervous. Was Steven really someone that he could trust?
He awoke the next morning, subconsciously stroking Sophi's back. They'd decided to try sharing a bed again sine the first night had gone without a hitch. It being colder last night than before though, he had moved her to his chest. He blinked a couple of times in an attempt to wake up, and looked down to see if she was awake.
Sophi grumbled in her sleep, soundless
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The sun seemed to be taunting her as Alexandra finished sweeping the dried mud and dust from the stairs of her humble home. She wasn't in the mood to do any chores today with the heat and the sun and her sandals pinching her feet. Still though, it had to be done. It might have been superstition, but she believe that if she kept a clean home, a clean mouth and a clean lifestyle that she could be left alone. By what, she wasn’t sure but it was comforting nonetheless to see the porch gleaming as she set her broom against the frame of her house. She tried not to look too pleased with herself, not wanting to giving the appearance of pride as she noticed her two closest friends, Kallias and Linos walking up to her. The sun was beating on their own golden skin but seeing Kallias's bright smile and wave, she felt her worry melting away. There was no way that any of them were going to be called away. The Gods had been quiet for
Wander || Chapter 1"God…" Jude sucked in air sharply.Wander || Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He ran a hand through his short golden brown hair and closed his eyes, trying to ignore the pain. His arm was killing him. He had mentally bashed himself for three days now- for reaching for the wrong rock in climbing the mountain face. The jagged rock left a nasty gash in his arm. He had bandaged it up to the best of his abilities, but his job involved camping out in the deep of woods many a night, and the lack of proper sanitation was taking its toll. When the sun began to sink in the sky, he removed his camouflage and started a small fire. Leaning back against a sequoia, Jude unraveled the dirty strip of bandage and groaned.
"Oh that is definitely infected..."
In his experience, the quickest route from place to place was a straight path. He made his own way across the varied terrain instead of trying to shuffle along the marked routes. It was more efficient, and stress-saving to avoid that mess of people. He had settled down in an isolated c
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He grabbed a simple t-shirt, probably a bit too big for her, and a pair of pants that looked like they might fit. He headed over to the bathroom, knocking on the door. "Hey, Eiliv. I've got some clothes, I'll just cover my eyes and set em on the sink. Ok?"
"Totally fine!" She shouted, scrambling to get out of the sink. "Don't come in though!"
"Well... I've got to drop your clothes off... I'll just shut my eyes," he said, covering his eyes and heading into the bathroom. He felt the edge of the sink, setting the clothes down carefully. "Alright... I'll let you finish."
"W-wait!" She shouted. "Wait and don't un-cover your eyes," she directed him, feeling more humiliated about the situation than anything else.
"Erm... a-alright." He started to blush, though stopped in his tracks. What did she need him there for?... As he started to think though, he blushed even redder as he thought he had an idea of what.
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Calder had never seen such a creature before. A human. A creature that lived just out of reach on the shore. His eyes followed her below the water as she sat on some sort of floating device. It looked like it was too thin to hold a person, but she easily sat herself on top of it. One thing he had seen time after time with these humans the past few days was they brought things he had never seen. He blinked, lowering himself down onto his boulder in wonder. In his search for something new and interesting he'd found a world he'd never seen the one above the water. He remembered hearing about a rumor of these creatures deep in the oceans, but this was the first time he found them. He glanced down to his beautifully blue scaled tail with slight displeasure. It easily distanced him even more from the humans.
He'd seen plenty of humans during the day, while he sat in the depths, simply watching those with the floating boards zoom over his head. He would have liked to thin
Little Surprises Chapter Three"I don't get you man, those girls were all hot!" Kaimus said sloppily as he walked up with Vaughn to his room.Little Surprises Chapter Three3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Why are you still following me?" Vaughn said irritably. "I told you I was done for the night and you've obviously had a little too much fun tonight."
"Oh shut the hell up," Kaimus grumbled. "I thought I could crash at your place I don't think my mom needs to see me like this."
"I don't even know why you still live at home. You have more than enough money to move out and get your own place."
Kaimus shrugged. "Meh. I like having my car."
"Your car isn't that great," Vaughn frowned with his key in the door.
He wanted to go inside and check on the cupboard. Despite everything that was thrown at him all night, from Kaimus, to women, to bars, to bills, to drinks, to blinks all he could think about were the sounds that he heard coming from the cupboard. &
Free Admission"One for Epic, please." The lady behind the concession rang up my ticket, a bored expression on her face. Judging by the look of the lobby it was a slow day today. Good. I love when I can get a theater to myself. I took my ticket, ignoring her surly attitude and heading off for the the auditorium my movie was showing in. "Can't wait to see this!" I said quietly to myself, a grin on my face. Yes I know it's pretty goofy to be a twenty year old woman and excited for a kid's movie, but this actually looked pretty cool.Free Admission2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Walking down the hall distracted by my own thoughts, I wound up bumping into one of the ushers and sending us both tumbling backwards. "Ow, damn that hurt." I pulled myself up, moving a lock of my pixie cut black hair behind my ear and straightening my favorite blue hoodie. "Hey, man. You ok?" I reached a hand out to help the kid up I'd bumped into. He still looked kind of young, most likely in his teens with short brown hair and glasses.
"Ugh, yeah. I'm fine thanks." He gr
Little Surprises Chapter SixWhen Tempest woke up again she expected to be at the mercy of her stepfather. She let out a loud gasp as the darkness of the room settled upon her but this place didn't smell like her room in the attic of the farm. This place the air was clean, and quite pleasant. She sat up on her hands and tried to let her eyes adjust to the dark. Where was she? The ground below her didn't feel very steady and reaching around she felt strong wires that covered a smooth and almost leathery surface.Little Surprises Chapter Six2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"What the hell?" she muttered and continued to touch the strange texture.
Suddenly, the ground rose up and fell and she gasped loudly again. The memories all came flooding back to her! Her stepfather's eyes, the rush of air all around her and the darkness of that cupboard that the giant owned THE GIANT!
"V-Vaughn?" she asked carefully. "Vaughn?" she asked again.
The ground below her shifted again an
The Stranger Chapter 2"So ," I began slowly and waited her to turn around and face me.The Stranger Chapter 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"So what?" she asked quietly but kept her eyes on the water.
"Do you have a name?"
"Why? Do you? Why do you want to know? It doesn't work like a fairies name, but I am sure you know that."
"Well my name is Damir. And what the heck are you talking about?"
She sighed then, her tiny shoulders rising and falling with obvious irritation, "I mean you won't be able to control me or anything once you have my name. It doesn't work like that."
I felt my face grow hot, "I don't want to control you! I just wanted to know your name. You know, when you meet someone new you always ask their name. And now that you know mine, I was hoping that I could know yours."
"How would I know what that's like?" she muttered quietly, but before I could ask her what she meant she finished off with, "It's Talli."
"Talli?" I said in a voice barely abov