ReceptionI'm only going because Shepard doesn't know how to put on a tie,Reception1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
and because Shepard insists on going.
To Spectres Commander Shepard and Major Alenko,
is how the letter began.
You are hereby invited to a celebratory dinner
honoring your services in the Galactic War.
That's what they're calling it.
There's no mention of the Reapers in that name.
Or of Saren,
or of Sovereign,
or of anything that associates with the suffering we've endured.
Their focus is on hope,
so the war's title was based off of the fact that the galaxy united.
they're romanticizing it.
I don't approve,
but there's nothing much to be done.
The media is already eating it up.
I don't want to go to the dinner.
Neither does Shepard.
But he pretends he does.
He jokes about how
it's another boost to my bloated ego.
Then he rubs the back of his neck and glances at the suit in the closet
when he thinks I'm not looking.
I remember how his face fell when he read the letter.
They did t
Midnight ComfortIt was late when Shepard left the med bay, which was probably a good thing. Dr Chakwas had left many hours before, not wanting to relive the painful hangover she had had last time they were drinking together. So she left Shepard and the bottle, excusing herself and telling the commander to have at it. So she had. She could barely stand by herself and the last thing she wanted was any of her crew to see her like that. She made it all the way to the elevator in the dark, smiling to herself as she pressed, or more accurately fell onto the call button. She was a ninja, no one could catch her.Midnight Comfort2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Shepard?" The elevator doors opened just as Kaidan leaned out of his room, clearly curious at who or what would be skulking around the ship at this time of night. He was a soldier, and he had had more than his fair share of ambushes. His war honed senses wouldn't allow him to be caught unawares again. Upon seeing his CO though, he relaxed, smiling a genuine smile that made Shepard's buzzy brain screa
Dead Space - LaughterA seedy motel on the outskirts of Mars Capita was the last place Isaac ever expected to find himself "living" in - and yet, here he was, a fugitive on the run, groaning as the Martian sunrise hit his face. He shifted in the creaky twin-sized bed, irritated that his long-awaited good night's rest had been so rudely interrupted. Apparently, he thought, even the goddamn sun didn't want anything pleasant to happen to him.Dead Space - Laughter3 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Story of my life. He opened his eyes, grimaced, then pulled himself out of bed, his back aching and his limbs still sore from his run on the Sprawl. Then, with a long, pitiful sigh, he stood. If he wasn't going to get to sleep in, he figured, then at least he should go wash his face in some nasty, foul-smelling Martian tap water.
Isaac didn't notice it when he first walked up to the mirror over the sink - only after he had vigorously rubbed the sleep from his eyes did he see a giant penis d
Avengers - SleipnirSeasons were different in this realm.Avengers - Sleipnir2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The sky above Asgard was perhaps more complex than this one, with the daylight swirling away like a dancer's petticoats to reveal stars and nebulas gleaming like facets in an enormous black crystal. But, there were no clouds in Asgard. Not really.
Thor rather liked clouds. People said snowflakes could never be exactly alike, each one a perfect example of uniqueness. But Thor thought these people rather short-sighted as clouds were exactly the same. After all, all ice can do in the end is melt. Clouds had potential. For rain. Snow. Mist.
And, of course, storms.
Clouds were ever changing. Influenced by a thousand meteorological factors. Each one not only completely individual but constantly changing and melding to better fit with the shape of the world. Wispy cirrus and misty cirrostratus. Woolly cirrocumulus, remarkably akin to the fleece of a lamb. Altocumulus which formed in patches and looked almost like an upside down range of snow-capped hills.
When Berwald met Tino Part 2Part 2When Berwald met Tino Part 24 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
To be honest, Tino had a hard time understanding his uninvited visitor. He was muttering, mumbling, leaving out too many vowels. Tino liked vowels, liked them so much that sometimes he put several of them after one another... not that he didn't like to put double consonants as well, but that wasn't important. This one spoke with an incredibly brief set of sounds. Tino wasn't even certain who he said he was. 'Swdn', what was that? He didn't recognize it. Perhaps he hadn't even told him who he was? But he must have. Instead of panicking he would pretend like he knew what was happening. Or, well, he would when he asked more about whether he was a friend or a foe and what his business here was. So far he only had almost a name and nothing more. He straightened his back and with great effort hardened his face. "Why are you here?"
There was a short pause when this 'Swdn' just stared down at him. Tino could read nothing from his face. Was he nervous? Was he considering what to s
DA:O - Poison and WineTitle: Poison & WineDA:O - Poison and Wine2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Dragon Age 2
Disclaimer: Intense kissing
"Your mouth is poison, your mouth is wine." -The Civil Wars, "Poison & Wine"
Emeline Hawke would be the death of him, he decided.
The empty wine bottle glimmered in the firelight. She was sitting in front of him with a hazy look in her deep blue eyes. Her mouth was bent in a contented crooked smile. Maker, she looked so beautiful.
Fenris knew by his quickening heartbeat that he had fallen hard for this beautiful mess of a woman. Her orange hair looked even more ablaze in the glow of the fire and her pale skin had an angelic quality. She was speaking in a low, soothing voice due to her drunken state, and he was completely mesmerized by her.
Everything she was infuriated him. Her sarcastic attitude, her love for her fellow mages, her flirty nature it drove him mad. But she was also sweet and kind. She had a voice like music and a smile that melte
When Berwald met TinoPart 1When Berwald met Tino4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was a cloudy afternoon when Berwald jumped aboard his ship to sail across the ocean to the east. He didn't know what laid there but wanted to and had to find out seeing as his Scandinavian neighbour in the south always caused him trouble. Their kings kept going to war for landmasses and thrones. For now the Danish Kingdom ruled Scania but Berwald had heard that his king was planning on taking it and make it Swedish, but first he wanted Berwald to go to the east and hopefully discover something to the Swedish advantage.
Out on the sea it got sunnier and warmer for every hour that passed but eventually he could glimpse land. The closer to land the small ship moved the more could be determined about it; a lot of trees, no civilization as far as the eye could reach, silent and untouched. There seemed to be no other settlers around here, but who knew how big this place was.
What could this place be?
When he stepped ashore he looked up at the clear blue sky and
APH - Siege SiegeAPH - Siege5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Even if his body was tired and worn out and his hands were tied to his back, his eyes told another story. They were full of strong will to fight this; to not let anyone in the world control him that simply, but despite his abnormally strong will that had already failed. Now his eyes just kept fighting for the people which were starving and getting diseases. The people of the city were dying, but like their nation's eyes they kept on fighting, knowing they could handle this. He knew what it was like; if the people were worn out so was the nation, if the nation was worn out so was the people. Like an evil circle it now twirled around
APH - LeningradLeningradAPH - Leningrad4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Ivan fell down to the ground, coughing due to the dust and ash from the school destroyed by one of the Luftwaffe's torpedoes. The air was filled with smoke, people were screaming and panicking around him. Helplessness filled his mind, but the anger slowly arose in him seeing his people suffer because of this pointless siege.
How could Ludwig do this to him, how could he be so cruel? Couldn't he understand what it would be like if his people were starving and dying from diseases that they couldn't get any cure for? This was torture and inhuman, yet Ludwig didn't seem to care.
With a lot of pain Ivan got up on his feet and beheld the burning building where his children had been educated. He couldn't bare to watch it anymore and turned his back to the destruction. All that faced him now were more ruins and dusty and sickly gaunt citizens. He started to walk away from it, even if he couldn't leave. The German troops surrounded the dying city of Leningrad and Ivan saw no en
SmittenSmitten2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"You're squirming. Sit still," Alistair chided her gently.
"I am sitting still." She knew she was fidgeting. She was, frankly, bored.
Every noise distracted her already overly-active mind. Her knees ached from kneeling on the ground. Her feet tingled like they had fallen asleep. Even her back ached despite her sitting in the most relaxed posture she could manage. She kept glancing over at him, wondering how he managed to stay so still. The singing of the magpies irritated her. She resented songbirds for disrupting her meditation.
"Really?" he replied drolly, still with his eyes closed and his breathing metered. "That is a new definition of still."
Her mouth pulled into a tight line. "I'm trying. I'm just distracted. I thought we'd be moving more. Don't grin at me like that," she snapped.
"If you had your eyes closed you wouldn't know I was grinning."
"I hate you. I can't do this." She stumbled to her feet. She felt a little guilty that he was putting so much
Reignite: Part VISHEPARDReignite: Part VI2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Hugh says I can see Kaidan again.
Two days have passed-
since he was kicked out.
And I've been terrific.
Hugh said it himself
As I'd found that I was able to wiggle the toes
on my left foot.
It took a lot of concentration.
I can't feel my legs at all.
Hugh says that I will,
I'd stared at my toes.
Pleading with them.
Just a litte?
Not a lot.
Maybe you could just
You can do it,
just a little-
you won't even feel it!
Losing my patience,
as I always do,
and threatening them.
Threatening my toes.
Or I'll cut you off!
I guess it wasn't such a crazy idea,
Hugh was estatic.
He'd said that this small movement
was the first step in being able to walk again.
He was positively
We should celebrate,
At first, he wanted to
crack open a case of
Dead Space: SilenceEllie, where are you?Dead Space: Silence2 years ago in Horror More Like This
They say silence is golden.
But, we humans are not accustomed to true silence, as much as we may be unwilling to admit it.
The hum of a cooling fan. The rush of the tides. The roar of traffic from beyond the apartment's walls. The beating of our hearts. The puff of breaths, chest falling in and out, the creak of leather against a pilot's seat. The buzz of electronics, the roar of the C02 scrubbers. The sound of the stars themselves, twinkling, a manifestation of billion year old light reaching my eyes.
I found comfort in those quiet moments. But I did not know what silence was, I realize that now. True silence steals. It mars, it takes, and leaves nothing but a primal, unexplainable terror.
The fires have been extinguished by Tau Volantis. The baleful moaning of the red-hot shuttle chassis being therm
As Simple as a Scent (A Simple Moment)Title: As Simple as a ScentAs Simple as a Scent (A Simple Moment)1 year ago in Romance More Like This
Game: Mass Effect 3
characters/pairing: FemShep/Kaidan Alenko
Disclaimer: Light teasing
Ash and Kaidan sat at a table in the mess, laughing about the mission they had just been on. It was easy to laugh with Ash- much easier to call her a friend. They had a shared understanding that Kaidan was crushing on the CO and was terribly embarrassed about it. And he knew that Ashley hated aliens (not really a secret) and she was crushing on their snarky, pain in the ass pilot (which was a huge secret).
"You should have seen your face," Ash laughed, "when I shot that husk and it fell into your back!"
A chuckle that he would have recognized anywhere sounded from around the corner. When she made herself seen, her blue eyes were alight with laughter and her hair was still wet from a recent shower. "If there was ever a moment when I wished that I carried a camera, it was right then!" She pulled a face of sheer horror and surprise that had Ash practical
TT Story - Raven: Chapter 17TT Story - Raven: Chapter 176 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Chapter 17: Truth
A week or so later, things had calmed down a bit at the tower. A couple of days after Robin and Raven announced themselves to the team, Raven had taken the neutralising bracelet off. It was a hard thing to do; not only was she afraid that she wouldnt be able to control her powers after two and a half months without them, but she was also sad that she had to go back to controlling her every emotion. But she kept the bracelet safely locked in her room for times when she couldnt think about managing her emotions. Like when she and Robin were alone. She meditated everyday now. She had control, she just had to get used to having it again.
Starfires angry outburst had not been forgotten, but she seemed to be back to normal now. Only once or twice had Raven caught Star glaring at her with suppressed rage. Raven tried not to think about it; she hoped that Star would get over it eventually and things would be back to normal. Hopefully.
The Sword of Morrow - Ch. 01The rain pelted down on the gobbers as they continued to dig out the chassis. It was an old thing covered in a coat of rust at least a generation old. But the dwarven engineer had said it was repairable, so the salvage operation had begun. Dwarves, men, and gobbers went to work on excavating the behemoth. A dwarven engineer and a human field mechanic lead half a dozen goblinoids in the recovery operation. You couldnt tell on plain sight whose side the machine had originally belonged to; the forces of Menoth or Morrow, for all the colors had been eroded and washed away by time. The weather here on the river was unbearable this time of year. No one and nothing would chose to live in this inhospitable climate of cold weather and hard land. A desolate muddy waste of rolling hills lay all around them. This land was so rock ridden that no farmer in his right sense would plant weeds let alone crops. Yet battles had been fought here. Men and machines of both sides had met their end here.The Sword of Morrow - Ch. 016 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
APH - Ice-creamIce-creamAPH - Ice-cream4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
This one is dedicated to my Ansku-sama.
Oi, was it hot?
The sun was gazing down upon this northern spot of the earth, burning like never before.
Estonia and Denmark had both decided to leave the beach due to the too hot weather. Finland lay exhausted from the heat on the beach like an x. He looked at the cloud free sky coloured in a deep light blue for a while before closing his eyes. He realized that he shouldn't though. What he should do was leaving before falling asleep. A beautiful face appeared in his mind, a face with blue-green eyes; intensive and special such.
A smile was formed on the Finn's lips and moments later he didn't feel the sun any longer. He felt the warmth, but the sunbeams weren't touching his skin anymore. He opened his eyes and saw a person standing over him. He blinked at the sight of the person only wearing the bathing shorts, like Tino himself. Said person held a chest freezer in one hand and in the other a bag.
Austria x Reader - Star Crossed Lovers Part 2Austria x Reader - Star Crossed Lovers Part 22 years ago in Drama More Like This
"I'm not so sure this is a good idea" Roderich rubbing his arms
He was wearing a knight costume without a helmet ... and he felt a little insecure. But at least it wasn't as embarrassing as Gilbert's very ambitious Superman costume. They made their way into the Allies household and looked around at the lively party. Gilbert wondered off to chat up one of the girls, who slapped him. Roderich sighed and made his way to the bathroom. He washed his face using the sink and looked at himself in the mirror. He straightened his glasses and sighed again
What am I doing here? ... Elizabeta's not here ... and I don't like parties. Not only that, but if my father knew about this, he'd kill me. Maybe I should just ... go home He thought, rubbing his temples
He left the bathroom and a slow, romantic song began to play. He stopped walking when he saw the most beautiful angel ... she was dancing with a blonde haired Frenchman known as Francis. How he envied that man. She was ... perfect ...
Firebreather: Heat chapter 1"How are you feeling baby," Margaret asked as she sat down on the side of Duncan's bed, putting a bag of ice on his forehead which quickly started to melt. It was early in the morning, the sun just starting to rise and Margaret had been up nearly all night taking care of Duncan.Firebreather: Heat chapter 13 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Hot. Really, really hot," Duncan moan, the ice doing little to ease the heat on his body. He had went to Dr. Patel to see if she knew what was wrong with him and she had thought that he had something to do with his fire breathing at first, having him breathe some fire out but it didn't lower his body temperature. He would have gone to his father to see if it was some kind of Kaiju illness but he had been acting strange a few days before and had manage to escape from his cell.
"Just like your father to disappear when I need him the most," he had heard his mother mutter bitterly under her breath. Blitz had sent soldiers out to find him, but unless Belloc wanted to be found they wouldn't find him. Blit
Reignite: Part IJOKERReignite: Part I2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"This is Admiral Hackett.
Normandy, come in.
Joker, come in.
I grab the headset.
My voice is shaky
But he interrupts my stumbling phrases
and half-formed words
to shatter my world.
The headset slips
through my numb fingers.
I'm scrolling through old messages.
Reading them won't do me any good.
Nothing can come of it.
My eyes travel over a message labeled
"So you're a daddy's girl?"
And I open it
Saw you talking to your dad the other day.
How's it going?
She bugged my office.
Did you know-
She told me I'm quarter krogan.
I'll keep that in mind...
'keep that in mind'?
What do you mea
For-Grown Up-Hope LoversFor-Grown Up-Hope Lovers2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Hope Hope Hope
Your psychic's word ran through your brain. Technically, the old, gray-haired woman that wore thousands of (fake) jewels over her hippie outfit was your sister's psychic, but when you'd accompanied her for her weekly reading, the psychic looked at you, eyes glazed over, and yelled: "HOPE! TODAY, YOU WILL FIND THE HOPE YOU NEED ON YOUR DOORSTEP!"
You shuddered even now at the creepy woman's telling. You weren't even paying the chick, and yet she gave you a free reading without warning.
In all seriousness, though, she'd kinda freaked you out.
But you walked on, refusing to let the words repeating in your head interfere with you hard-work attitude. It was a Saturday--by far the busiest day for a minimum-wage waitress. When you got to the shabby diner, you shrugged off your jacket, revealing your adorable baby-blue apron work dress, and hurriedly
When Berwald met Tino part 4Part 4When Berwald met Tino part 44 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Squeezing his hand around the sword handle, Tino was ready to strike and put the enemy out of action. He took a silent deep breath, quickly got up and without any difficulties or hesitation pierced the blade through the stranger's lower back, who didn't even have time to let out a scream; only fell to the ground with a bump, dropping his weapon that had been of little use to him now. It was an axe. The same axe that had been thrown at Tino and Herra Sininen, which had thankfully missed. Coming to think of it again, the Finn knew he had to fix his shoulder rather sooner than later. Leaving the body like that Tino ran away to find a safe spot to fix his throbbing upper arm. Since he knew the forest he made it to one of his favourite resting spots without incident. It was a large old tree you could climb up even with only one functional arm. For someone larger it was possible that the branches could crack under their weight but Tino was light enough to make it without making
The Lone CourierAlone. As she looked around at the barren desert around her, with only brush and dirt to keep her company, she realized it then, more then ever before. She was entirely, completely alone.The Lone Courier2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
But it wasn't the solitary that sent a chill down her spine. She had always been alone. Now she was lost. Lost, without anyone around to help her or to tell her where the nearest town or clean water source could be found. At least in the Capital, there were signs to direct you, or buildings to sustain you. But here, there was nothing. She couldn't even see the top of the Lucky 38 on the horizon any longer.
Hoping for a better view then could be found behind her visor, she slipped off her helmet for the first time in days. Although she was glad to feel the cool air on her heated face, she still regretted it slightly, as she breath in the dust and radiation. But it didn't bother her too much. &
Last GoodbyesOh StarClan no. This can't be happening. Louder I cried, "Brightpaw please! Please wake up!"Last Goodbyes3 years ago in Romance More Like This
All around us the scent of battle stained the air. Blood splattered across the dusty ground like crimson flowers, tufts of white, black, and ginger fur floating with the breeze. Dog-stench filled my nostrils. I floated in midair, the agony that filled my last living moments gone forever. Beneath me was my torn and bloodied body. And a few feet away was Brightpaw.
"Brightpaw, please. Don't die " Oh StarClan this was all my fault. It was my idea to find the dogs and disobey Bluestar; I led her into danger. If she died, then it would be me who murdered her, not the dogs.
"Swiftpaw." Behind me, a sweet voice caught my attention. I looked over my shoulder and saw a beautiful tortoiseshell she-cat I recognized at once. Spottedleaf padded forward until she stood shoulder-to-shoulder with me. "Do not blame yourself young warrior. You did not cause, nor could you h
Nothing Lasts ForeverI warn you all! This is a very depressing story to match a very depressing song, Nothing Lasts Forever by Groove Coverage. This is a contest piece. Let me know what you think...Nothing Lasts Forever3 years ago in Drama More Like This
The orange beam of the setting sun gleamed in through the skylight windows of the Cerulean gym, setting the pool ablaze. A girl with hair as orange as the water sat on a diving board above the pool with her legs dangling down. She was staring forward, her eyes twinkling as she stared at the pool. Her small blue mouse Pokemon, Azurill was sitting in her lap, taking a nap. It was so peaceful too peaceful. The peacefulness seemed eiry somehow. Misty felt a tight knot of anxiety in her stomach and she didn't know why.
This anxiety had hit her earlier in the day. She had been in the middle of a gym battle when all of a sudden she got a sharp pain in her gut and fell on the platform, wreathing in pain. It wasn't her