She felt a tear drip down on her hand.She felt a tear drip down on her hand.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was silly. Why was she still crying over him? It'd been so long since she'd last seen him. Three months. Well, definitely less than the three years he'd been gone initially.
Today was especially hard though and she knew why, not that she'd ever say it out loud. When Suco had thought that Cal had died she never cried on this day. She'd meander over to the cemetery and kneel as his grave marker, speaking out loud about mindless things. It left her content and satisfied. Gave her the idea that she could move on some day.
But then he showed up again.
That had changed everything. Just when she was feeling like the wound had healed, that she could carry on, maybe even pack up and move to the Bakery Kingdom, he'd shown up. Everything about him had been so familiarly unfamiliar. His fluorescent orange hair spiked up to a point looked messier, his blue-green eyes tired and dazed. She briefly remembered how those eyes used to look at her. She remembered even longer how they'd looked at the gi
Michelle was only 19Michelle was only 193 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
when he showed up in the village.
Her mother, following her father's death, had just moved to a far-off kingdom to start again, leaving the young woman who refused to go with her alone. It had only been two weeks since then that the man collapsed at the outskirts of the small society.
It looked as though he'd been running a very long time and his granite body had finally given out on him. The Laizhous were called to him before anyone would touch himhe was, of course, strange and foreign. The pair looked at him with wide eyes for a few moments before declaring, "He's from the Stone Kingdom." There was a buzz among the crowd.
"Are you gonna just stare at him, then?" Michelle pushed her way to the front of the crowd, kneeling down beside the man.. "He needs help, doesn't he?" She looked up to the older couple.
"No," Mrs. Laizhou said simply. "Only rest. Looks like he just tired himself out. " She bent down beside him and looked the man over, taking note of his heavy breaths. She nod
They were staring at him.They were staring at him.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It wasn't unusual for Tex to toss Cal in a place where the inhabitants dislike humans. In some cases his arm could get him off the hook and, considering the gray scale granite that surrounded him he thought this would be a similar case. However the grey, stoney people seemed to actually be glaring at him. And in some cases they seemed to be studying him as though they weren't quite seeing something right. Though he was unsurprised by the odd looks he was not prepared for when two men came up behind him and grabbed him by the arms.
"Come with us," they ordered. Cal didn't seem to get much choice in the matter.
"What thehey, what's the deal?! Lemme go!" He struggled in their grasp though their stone arms didn't budge as they dragged him away. "Where're you takin' me?!"
"You have been summoned," the man to his left said flatly.
"Whatwhy?! I've only been here an hour, what could I've done?!" He continued to struggle in their unbreakable grasp.
"You have been
''You can't keep doing this!''''You can't keep doing this!''3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Cal groaned, turning himself around in the tunnel of stars. "I've got stuff goin' on, y'know! You can't just keep pickin' me up and droppin' me places when it's good for you!" He crossed his arms and glared in no particular direction. "You know you coulda gotten Caff killed, throwin' us into the snow like that! She was sick!"
The was a long, annoyed sigh. "Oh get over it," Tex's voice echoed. "She's fine now, isn't she?"
"I wouldn't know, you picked me up and left her at our campsite!"
"She's a big girl!" Tex spat. "I won't keep you longer than twenty minutes okay? My final exam's tomorrow and I've got transport times to make up for, stupid! You had to go and play house with a princess while I was busy falling behind because of it!"
"I never asked for you to do this!" Cal fumed. "You're the one who decided to pick up a 'stupid' guy and toss 'em around Ooo!"
"Oh so that's why you're always calling for me," the younger boy scoffed. "Because you d
Where was this?Where was this?3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The man's eyes opened half way. He was in a roomhad he made it to civilization before he'd passed out? He couldn't remember. And what was he laying in? It was soft and squishy; he felt as though he'd fall through it. His thoughts were interrupted when a woman entered the room. He quickly became fascinated by her and all of the colors on her bodyher orange hair, the pale, peachy tone of her skin, the bright blue of her eyes. He smirked at her lazily as she came over to him.
"I died, didn't I?" he joked. "And now I'm in heaven."
She looked down at him, surprised to hear a voice. "No," she replied simply, "You're in Atelpo village." He laughed a bit, earning a smile from the girl. "I'm Michelle."
"Well, Darren," she said, sitting at the foot of the bed. "You've been asleep for almost three days now. What in Ooo were you doing?"
"Running," he chuckled, looking down to her. "Far as I could."
He smirked and raised an eyebrow. "To find you, of course." While
Demon LoveLife was different for Sarie. She had no recollection that she had harmed anyone, but she knew she had fed. She looked into the mirror on the vanity desk in the barren room of the hotel. there she saw a young woman barely 18, her silvery gold hair was disheveled into knots all the way down to the small of her back.Her silken cream sheath dress was torn, ripped and stained with a mix of human blood and demon ichor.The girl's skin was ivory, only marred by the smears of crimson and black blood. Her lips twitched into a half psychotic smile, the soft pink of them stained with human blood. Her eyes were large and thickly framed with long eyelashes. They would of been beautiful...except that her eyes looked like black pits, with no perceptible end. She looked dangerous, and frighteningly beautiful. No man would be able to resist her, he whole aura pulled them close to her, her silky voice could coax anything into submission, human or demon, and she liked it like that.Demon Love3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
For Ceila's JournalFor Ceila's Journal3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Oh glob, oh glob," a girl paced back and forth inside her house. "D-Did I forget something? U-Uh, notebooks...pencils...y-yeah I should be okay.." she had already gone through this process five times, she really didn't want to be unprepared for school. She was more than ready to leave, she had already said goodbye to her parents and her neighbors (though she didn't have to), but something kept nagging at her as if she weren't ready. But, after a while of checking, yet again, that she was ready, Alexandria finally decided it was time to leave. She put her backpack on and headed down the stairs, thinking about everything. She was pretty good in math, but it was classes like music where she didn't exactly meet expectation. She was really clumsy, so any hands classes she really messed up on. Even when it came to meeting people, half of her friends she met she'd done something embarrassing to meet them in the first place.
This year was going to be different thoug
There was a flash.There was a flash.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Goodbye, Calvin." echoed between his ears. He jumped a little at thatTex had never talked to him when he wasn't floating in the tunnel of stars. Not that it mattered now, it seemed that that was the last he'd ever hear from the hot-headed young boy. For all he knew, the moment before was the last he'd ever see of life outside the Stone Kingdom. He was nervous of course, he was about to agree to a lifestyle he'd never wanted to get near with a man he'd sworn he'd never make contact with. What am I doing? He took in a deep breath, squeezing Joanna's hand tightly and looking to her for reassurance. She gave him a small smile and a short nod and he let out a sigh.
Okay. He screwed his eyes shut, taking a deep breath. They were already inside the castle, it was just a matter of actually finding the king. He figured it wouldn't be terribly hard, especially once someone spotted them.
"Hey, you're back!" That was quicker than he expected. His eyes shot open and flew
''That is your name isn't it? Calvin?''''That is your name isn't it? Calvin?''3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Cal blinked a few times before slowly nodding. The man in front of him burst into a huge grin. "I knew it had to be you!" He went to try and give the younger man a hug but was shoved back. The guards came to attention. "He's fine, boys. You're dismissed." With a salute the men marched off. The moment they shut the door the sunny disposition fell from the older's face. He looked Cal up and down momentarily before taking the crown off his head and running his hand through his hair. "You sure grew up fast " he sighed. Cal stayed silent. There was a moment of nothingness before the older man laughed nervously and gestured to Cal's arm. "I always told her you'd grow into my genes!" His smile seemed to broaden as he remembered fondly how often he'd reassured Michelle it'd happen. " How is your mom ?" his voiced dropped a bit in volume. "Does does she miss me?"
"She died," Cal said flatly, his voice void of any emotion. "Fourteen years ago." Darren seemed as though he'd be
Jeremy had always been pathetic.Jeremy had always been pathetic.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The worst part was, he knew this. He'd always paled in comparison to his older brother and, honestly, he hadn't minded. Lucas had been born in the Stone Kingdom and he was just as well-versed and refined as anyone from there.
Jeremy, on the other hand, was soft. Born and raised in Atelpo Village, his paretns had wanted to give him a chance to break tradition. Though they'd gone back to the Stone Kingdom when he was five, his brother had continued to baby him to no extent.
He'd had a crush on Lilac since he could remember and this was obvious to the entire village besides her. He had no doubt that one day he'd be man enough to ask her on a date. They'd fall in love (though he was sure had already had), get married, and maybe even have a few kids. All he had to do was build up the courage to take that first step. In the end though, he couldn't even do that.
Jeremy had always been pathetic.
The worst part was, he let this define him. From before he could remember he was always Cal's shado
The walls were closing in around him.The walls were closing in around him.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Every word was like a blow to the stomach, each memory a dagger in his chest. He was backed into the corner of the place he used to call his home, the boy he used to call his best friend the one causing him to retreat there.
"I had to tell them you were dead!"
Calvin's eyes were glued on the floor, his hands on his head.
"That there wasn't enough left of you to bring back!"
He shook, his teeth were clenched.
"And the entire time I was the only one who knew you were still out there!"
He shook his head back and forth slowly, as though denying it would make it untrue.
"It would have been easier if you'd died!"
Get me out of here. He wanted to melt through the wall. Get me out, get me away, I never should have come here.
Then it was quiet.
The pressure of the walls around him were gone. He was suspended in stars, and after a moment a familiar voice echoed around him. "I knew you wanted to get picked up! I just took a class on that! My project is almost over which means I'll g
Fluff Fight Pt. 2The two started circling around like hawks, Combat sizing him up, even though she had done it dozens of times. Chris was just waiting for her attack, preparing himself for the random outburst, to dodge, then grab and tackle. Maybe he should make the first move, he thought. It would definately suprise her, and that would be a great advantage. But then again, she was the Paranoia Princess. He couldn't just shock her without a punch to the jaw. Just as his thoughts were moving onto the next one, Combat sprang at him, without a screech of shock and slammed him down on his back. He tried to wiggle and push from her grasp around his waist, but it was that of clinging onto death. She scooted her legs down to trap his own, and held them in another hard grip. He was starting to worry that maybe he was going to lose this way too quick until he came up with another idea. With as much might as he could, he used one elbow to push himself slightly up, while the other hand to throw them both over. ThFluff Fight Pt. 23 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Lilac was the world to him.Lilac was the world to him.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Cal had been her sole caretaker since she was four. She'd never met their father and only had vague memories of their mother. The way they cared for each other was more like a parent and a child than a brother and sister despite their only three year age gap. When it really got down to it, every decision that Cal made revolved around his sister and how it would effect her. Things as simple as what they would have for dinner all the way to something as important as who he could let himself love. He didn't see this as a burden though, simply something he had to do for her. As long as Lilac was happy, so was he.
They got along very well. The closest they ever got to "fighting" was when Cal would need to go to the Shopping Kingdom. The village didn't have everything they needed and so, every couple of months, he would take the three day trip to pick up a few things. Lilac never liked it when he went, the forest that lay between the village and the kingdom being a subject of fear for her. T
'Your daddy is a wonderful man.''Your daddy is a wonderful man.'3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
That's what is mother would always tell him. "He loves all three of us so much. And soon, he'll come home." Cal had always found this hard to believe. He didn't remember his father; he'd left when the boy was only three. His mom would say he didn't leave, that he had been taken away. That it was beyond his control and he'd manage to make his way home one day. Michelle never did see that day.
Cal couldn't remember anything about his dad. If he tried hard enough he could dig up one blurry memory about the man. A blue-grey man entirely made of the same stone as his right arm. His mother'd always said if Cal hadn't gotten her orange hair he'd look just like him.
It never mattered much to Cal to find his dad. Even when he was younger and the Laizhous never returned from their search for him did he want to look for the man. He was too proud even as a child to try and find a man who, he felt, had left him and his mother and sister behind.
Recently the idea of his father entered his thoughts m
Journey"No. Absolutely not!" his mother exclaimed, setting her cup down onto her saucer sharply, looking down the table at her son, who, at the moment, had adverted his gaze from his mother. "That is out of the question, Gordon."Journey2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Ah don' see why yeh're gettin' so upse', Mum..." Gordie replied, stirring the contents of his food around on his plate. Suddenly he had lost his appetite, and that was saying something, considering his usually insatiable appetite. "I's no' like ah've never done this before..."
Pomp... perhaps he should not have brought this idea up to his parents after all. Granted, his first plan of action would have left his parents, especially his mother, far more upset, had he gone through with it without their consent. But judging by the tone of his mothers voice, he surmised it would not have been by all that much.
During these last few weeks following Caramels departure, the Prince of Gourd could not seem to shake off his depression. He couldn't sleep well, his appetite
To HaveTo Have3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
As soon as the Sisterhooves Social race ended, Dinky the unicorn ran up the bleachers to her mother. "Didja see us? Didja? Didja?" she asked, grinning like her face would split.
Derpy grabbed her daughter and swung her around. "Butter and excellence, the cute badgers sing!"
Violet Sparkler trotted over. She stopped next to the bleachers, and nervously rubbed one forehoof against the other. "Hey, Miz Hooves?" she said, "I know Dinky and I aren't real sisters, but, um, thanks for letting us compete together."
"Kumquat and the entrance," said Derpy, nodding.
"I mean," said Violet suddenly, quickly, as if she'd been holding the words back for too long, "I've never had a little sister, and when they put Dinky in my foster home I was so happy there was another unicorn there, but she was just so sad, and she missed her mother so much."
Derpy looked at Violet (and a tree to the left), intrigued.
"And when she got to go home, she
He was different.He was different.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He'd barely spoken two words since last week. His expression was blank, wavering only when waking from the same reoccurring nightmare. This was a rare event though, considering he'd hardly been sleeping. Dark bags were under his eyes, adding to his zombie-like disposition. Since his run in with Jeremy his food had consisted of a few small sip of coffee and a handful of sugar cookies, and even that was only a meek attempt at giving Joanna some peace of mind.
Any movement he made was robotic. Each bend of the elbow or twist of the neck appeared to be a great deal of work. His norm had become sitting slumped in a chair, staring at the floor and barely blinking. He would disappear at some points though, gone for hours at a time without any notice. Upon his return he would wander about the castle. He'd always try to at least cross the girl's line of vision when he'd return, if only to say, "I came back."
The worst part about him recently though were his eyes. They were empty, almost clouded
His birthday was never much of a big deal.It was the day before Atelpo's yearly Festival and everyone was always busy getting everything in order and welcoming guests. Cal himself forgot about his birthday more often then not. His friends did not though, making the yearly batch of sugar cookies and presents a pleasant surprise for him.His birthday was never much of a big deal.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The two birthdays he celebrated alone were nothing special. He only had a vague idea in his head what the day was anyway. June 30th by Atelpo's calendar was nothing more than a bothersome tug at the back of his mind.
This year though, he did not want his birthday to come. All week he had been thinking about the bustling of his old village, how people must be scrambling to get the small area to look its best. And now, lying in his tent half awake, he began to think about those who used to celebrate today with him even with all of the hectic goings-ons. He wondered if Jeremy would ever leave the village to visit the Shopping Kingdom to get himself new clothes or if tomorrow he would button up the
Its Called Hormones It had been a total of three days since young Henry had been kicked kicked out ofIts Called Hormones3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
home, but he could have sworn time had played a trick on him. It's felt like years since he's felt the comfort of his former shelter, and he was so hungry. His stomach rumbled noisily beneath the pink sweater that he had stolen from the linens of a stranger's home, he hadn't eaten yet, but he knew he had no money left to buy him dinner. In an attempt to keep the situation light, and his mood optimistic, he cheered himself on by pumping his fist into the air, "This can't be so bad! I've made it the last few days - I'm sure I can survive for the next few years... I'm to-"
His sentence ended with an 'Oof!' as he crashed into another which was then followed by low cursing. Annoyed to have been interrupted in his moment of trying to comfort himself, he gave the stranger a shove. "Hey, guy, watch it!" the future mask merchant growled crossly, looking up to see who he had collided with.
Happy Anniversary...... ".....One year. One whole year. Can't believe that tomorrow it'll actually be that long since I've seen you guys..." the thief sighs softly to herself as she looks down at the worn and somewhat tattered book laying open in her lap. Serina sits comfortably all wrapped up in the warm sheets of her bed as she studies the scattered photos placed in the scrapbook that she was reminiscing over. Her friends, her family, everything from her past life all captured in only a few pictures for her to look back on. As she flipped through the pages of the book, several delightful memories flood her mind and a warm smile crosses over her face. But in addition to the memories, an unpleasant realization also comes to mind that makes the smile she had fade away into a bit of a more sorrowful expression. Along with the pictures of her friends and family was also the occasional picture of her. No scales, no claws, no fangHappy Anniversary......2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He was more than ready to leave.He was more than ready to leave.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Not because he wanted to go to school or even because he particularly wanted to see the couple of friends he'd made in his past few years there either. Not to mention the thought of actual academics was enough to make him reconsider walking onto that campus in itself. What it really boiled down to was the fact that it was a place to stay. He'd spent the last two months without a roof over his head and the thought of having not only that but a bed and a bathroom was more than enough motivation.
This would be his last year attending any school he'd decided. He'd come to terms with the fact that he'd never graduate and probably couldn't even dream of getting a GED. To be honest he wasn't even entirely sure he'd make it through this year. Now that he'd turned 18 it was beyond embarrassing to have to spend another ten months surrounded by even younger students who excelled while he, for the second time, floundered in almost every one of his sophomore classes. Biology never mad