Slave market 2 A curtian started to rise near her. Jennifer squirmed and bucked against herSlave market 25 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
restraints. "Mmummph!" She tried to shout but the gag was too effective. She started to
hear voices. A light was shining on her. "Ladies and gentlemen, this is the next item up
for bid." She couldn't believe what she heard. Her, up for bid? "She has a temper as firey
as her red hair. You'll want to keep this girl tied down. We'll start the bidding at 2k."
She started to struggle even more. As the price went up, she started to envision many
possible outcomes of her situation. "I hear 30k from the gentlemen in the front row." She
thought' "This can't be happening to me." The bids kept getting higher.
It was up to 100,000. all she could do was await the outcome. She stopped
struggling. She gave up. She accepted that she wasn't getting out of this. "I hear 120k, do
I hear 130k?" The auctioneer went on. Sudde
Spartan IVKelly stood in the observation room, watching the Spartan-IVs inside the holo-chamber as they played a war game identified as “Oddball”. They’d been running the game type all day, and Kelly had been observing the proceedings for several hours. A Spartan in red and yellow Recruit armor cursed over the COMs as another Spartan in purple and orange EOD armor gunned him down from behind, just feet away from the corner the ball-holder was around. Kelly just watched in disappointment as the EOD armored Spartan rounded the corner just to have the ball slammed into his head by its carrier. Sadly Kelly wasn’t really surprised by the failure, or the Spartan’s absolute botch of a good opportunity.Spartan IV1 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The door to the observation room opened and Kelly turned to see Senior Chief Petty Officer Mendez enter. Kelly moved to face him and snapped to attention. “Sir,” she greeted crisply.
“As you were, Spartan,” Mendez said as he moved to stand beside Kell
Operation CHRISTMAS pt. 2Chapter 2-- TO THE MALL!Operation CHRISTMAS pt. 25 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Carter sat on his bed, dressed in a dark gray uniform and black boots. He had a five o'clock shadow and his eyes looked tired. He was alone in the men's quarters and took the opportunity to pull a holographic photo out of his pocket. He stared at the photo with a blank expression, watching as a man and a woman smiled up at him. The chill in the air seemed to grow more pronounced, and the Spartan Commander shivered slightly.
He shoved the photo back into his pocket as Jun came bursting through the door. "Hot shower!" the sniper yelped, snatching a gray sweat suit and fleeing toward the shower area. Carter watched him go, a bit perplexed. "Must thaw face " Jun was saying, and it echoed down the hall.
Carter pulled the picture back out and resumed staring at it.
It was around holidays like this that he missed them the most.
Elsewhere inside Noble Base
Kat adjusted her clingy gray sweater and sighed. Everything the Spartans wore was ei
FMA fic C1Confessions Of A Teenage Assassin Chapter 1: The Eastern RebellionFMA fic C16 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
All who affirm the use of violence admit it is only a means to achieve justice and peace. But peace and justice are nonviolence...the final end of history. Those who abandon nonviolence have no sense of history. Rather they are bypassing history, freezing history, betraying history. - Andre Trocme
In the late 1890s the nation of Ishval- a small mostly unknown neighbor of the larger state of Amestris- due to economic difficulties requested that the Amestrian government officially annex the nation of Ishval. Needless to say the Fuhrer of Amestris and the High Command of the Amestrian State Military were more than happy to oblige.
At first everything went well the State Military sent soldiers and alchemists to bring resources and economic aid, and many Ishvalans moved out of their homeland and into the larger eastern area of Amestris, Ishvalans became a large part of everyday Amestrian society starting businesses, i
My Falling Star Chapter 13My Falling Star Chapter 134 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
.:::~CHAPTER 13~::: .
As the stars set into the dark sky, Kayda quietly trotted alongside her father's wide strides astonished by the information she had just learned. Decepticons were like that?! Wow
Looking up Kayda couldn't help but choke. "The leader of the Decepticons you said his name was Megatron?"
Merely nodding Prime continued to look forward down the beach. "Yes. The Decepticon leader's name is Megatron."
Making a motion with her hand Kayda skipped a step to catch up. "And you said he is your arch enemy?"
Nodding once again Prime's gaze remained the same. "I did."
Looking away, Kayda cleared her vocalizer. "Daddy, has Megatron always been your arch enemy?"
Stopping abruptly, Optimus turned to meet the gaze of his daughter. "Kayda, I wish to not speak of this any further. I think you've asked enough questions for one night."
Turning away Optimus stopped suddenly feeling Kayda's hand resting on his stabilizing servo. Looking down, Optimus met a g
UNSC Roanoke Halo ShipRoanoke-Class WarshipUNSC Roanoke Halo Ship3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
• Length: 4,800m
• Width: 1,000m
• Height/Depth: 900m
XR2 Borlin Fields: S81/X-DFR
Slipspace Drive: Mark X Macedon/Z-78721HDS
Shielding: Advance Shielding
Hull: 420cm Titanium-A3 armor plating
• Naval- 7,675
• Marine- 5,161
• Intelligence- 1,456
• Civilian- 409
• SPARTAN-IV Supersoldiers
• Orbital Dock Shock Troopers
• UNSC Marine Corps
• UNSC Army
• UNSC Air Force
Other System(s): AI River
• 1x Series 8 MAC (bow mounted)
• 2x Modified MACs (Similar to the Pillar of Autumn's, Both bow mounted)
• 3x Small Special MACs (specially design to go from firing MAC rounds to firing energy projector like beams, all bow mounted)
• 312x M42 Archer Missile Pods
• 210x M75 Rapier Missile Pods
When I think about you, I remember it all wrong.When I think of that first day, I will always remember the air as being too warm, and your clothes being wrinkled, your hair a complete mess. I remember how your nerves had your every sentence starting with “uhm” and how I hated indecisiveness and you couldn’t make up your mind, and I remember thinking I could do better without you. Now, I know that first impressions aren’t quite as important as they tell you every time you open that front door with your mismatched socks and complimentary sarcasm, armed with a crooked smile and bad grammar. Because if that were true, I would have said hello and goodbye in the same sentence. Hell, if that were true I never would have loved you.When I think about you, I remember it all wrong.2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
It was September before you calmed down enough to look me in the eye when you were talking. My friends kept asking me why I wasting my time with you, but I knew there was something special hidden behind all your short sentences, wrapped inside the bundle of nerves that created you, that he
Halo 4 EpilogueWarning: This story contains spoilers for Halo 4, particularly the end of the game. If you haven't finished the game and don't want any of it ruined, do not read until you have finished the campaign.Halo 4 Epilogue3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
John stared down at the Earth below. He'd never really appreciated it from a distance, but he'd been rather busy the last time he'd been at Earth and hadn't really had the time to look. It was beautiful when he looked at it. His home was gone, Reach nothing more than a ball of glassed land. Now this was the closest thing to home that he had. At least this was the planet he could call home. He didn't think of Earth though when he thought of home. He didn't think of a planet at all.
John heard boots on the observation deck behind him and he willed the person to leave him alone. He remembered Lasky from long ago, and understood that soldiers sometimes seemed to get attached to him as the leader of the Spartans, or the Spartan that destroyed a Halo, but he really didn't want to play the famous
First day att the NESTI still can't believe how I got here. Sitting on an military truck on my way to an top secret Military base with an American uniform and an weird mark on my left shoulder that says NEST.First day att the NEST3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
This uniform feels so weird and the clothes I got feels so much softer that the Swedish Military clothes does, I guess it feels better on the skin but I'm just not use to it. Even the smell on the uniform and everything that is Military here smells different and for some reason it bugs me.
Everything went so fast when I got that call from the Swedish army that America needed me for an mission to guard something top secret and I was the only one who could do it. Sounds like an joke but I accepted the mission, So far I have always accepted almost every mission I get. The only reason why I don't accept an Mission is when I'm really, really ill.
They didn't tell me so much about this mission, not even where it is. They just picked me up from the F7 military base in Sweden with that Hercules plane there I h
I'm UglyI know that I’m notI'm Ugly2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I know that you know
That I know that I’m not
But I feel like it
Oh God, I feel like it
I know I’ve got clear eyes
And lovely hair
But when I look in mirrors
The imperfections scream
‘Till the tiny cracks
Become huge gaping holes
That I’m terrified you’ll see
I need to hear it
Tell me that I’m beautiful
Peace Comes Why did it have to come to this?Peace Comes6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Didact and the rings monitor, 343 Guilty Spark, began the long walk into the control station of Installation 04. The thin glass floor reflected his own grim expression back at him. The more he thought about it, the more he began to accept the fact that the Forerunner were fated to live this day moment they had encountered the Flood. The parasites numbers combined with his own peoples arrogance a fault he himself was most certainly not exempt from- were the two variables that had led them down the path to the events currently taking place.
They were all but doomed, and every Forerunner, whether they wished to accept it or not, knew this to be inevitable. Perhaps a few would survive in the shield worlds, maybe even the Ark, but their numbers would be so thin
BeautifulKelly frowned at the male trainees as they watched Linda walk along the side of the pool. She didn't know why she was so mad at the moment. Linda was her friend and hasn't really done anything wrong and the guys were just watching her. Kelly didn't know why it bothered her so much.Beautiful3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Linda stopped to talk to Kathleen who was heading toward the lockers. Kelly was just watching them when she suddenly realized there was something very different about the two of them. Their bodies were different. Kathleen would have easily been able to pass off as one of the guys in normal clothing and in her swimsuit it was only evident that she was female because of the slight development of her chest. Linda was a completely different story. She looked like a full developed woman, curves and all. Was that what had all the guy's attention?
Kelly looked toward the male trainees and noticed that when Kathleen left they still kept their attention on Linda. Kelly really only cared that one of the men was watchi
For Want of a Dawn - Chapter 4The QueenFor Want of a Dawn - Chapter 44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The next morning dawned upon a figure formed of lumps, sound asleep under a massive pile of blankets atop a large, luxurious bed. The gilded posters shimmered in the early twilight, the sun having yet to crest the horizon. Purple velvet curtains strung between the posts blocked the sleeping creature from the view of the outside world, despite the fact that the room was sacrosanct. In those troubled times, nothing was held sacred.
Soft carpets of deep crimson padded the floor under the bed. On either side sat two delicately carved end tables: a slender green banker's lamp on one, and a ticking clock and yellow bottle sitting upon the other. A large, white vanity hugged one of the walls flanking the bed, gilded in fine reliefs of plants and flowers. A dresser lay on the opposite side; a gold and onyx crown sat on a head form on the top.
Overall, the room was smaller than one might expect for a goddess, but since it wa
Moonborn: pt 1Adam jerked awake with the metallic taste of blood in his mouth. Breathing hard and drenched in a cold sweat, he sat up and ran his hands through his hair.Moonborn: pt 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He'd lost count of how many times he'd dreamt of the white wolf. After three months and well over five-hundred dollars wasted on fake psychics and palm-readers, he was still no closer to finding out what it meant. He sighed deeply and covered his face with his hands.
Reluctantly he peeked through his fingers at his alarm clock.
Letting out a groan, he fell back to the pillows. He'd have to get up for work at the diner soon.
It was a dead-end job and everyone there -- even his boss -- was afraid of him, but the meager paychecks kept the landlord off his back. That was the only reason he kept showing up.
As he showered and got dressed, his mind drifted to his former pack; the family he'd left behind. He remembered vividly the tears in his mother's eyes and the angry disappointment on his father's face as he'd told them his de
Unlikely Pair - HackerTitle: Unlikely Pair Contest Submission - Hacker!Unlikely Pair - Hacker4 years ago in Humor More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairing: Commander Candylan Shepard (femShep) and Tali'Zorah with an appearance by Legion
"Bosh'tet!" Tali'Zorah screamed at her omni-tool. The more she rapidly tapped at the holographic buttons, the more furious she became.
Commander Candylan Shepard noticed the unusual behavior coming from her quarian companion and went to investigate. "Is something the matter?"
"It's nothing, Commander."
"Judging by all your huffing and puffing, it's far from nothing. What is it?"
"It's this player on Galaxy of Fantasy. That bosh'tet killed my character in a single move. He must be hacking!"
"Galaxy of Fantasy? Really? I didn't know you played, Tali," she responded, tucking her messy blonde locks behind her ear to reveal the smirk growing on her face.
"It started as a way to play with some people I kn
Can we win?Can we win?3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Kelly looked to the man sitting on his cot across from her. He'd stopped sharpening his knife several minutes ago and was now just staring at it. She wasn't sure what was wrong with it but he seemed to be examining it, looking for any flaw. Kelly glanced around the room and saw only Grace sitting over with Anton, talking to each other. She opened a private COMM with John, double checking that it was private to be sure no one overheard them. "You know staring at that thing isn't going to make it any sharper." She made her tone light, hoping that she could ease whatever was bothering him with a bit of humor.
John looked up to her, but he didn't say anything. Kelly could feel his gaze, heavy on her, examining her like he had the knife. He slid the blade back into its place in his armor. His hand reached out, gently touching her hand. She looked down at it and then glanced back at Grace and Anton. She was surprised to see John doing something like initiating contact while others were aroun
Jurassic Park: Perdurar intro.Jurassic Park: Perdurar intro.4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Las Cinco Muertes- 207 miles from Costa Rica
It was a stormy night, waves crashing and the raining pouring down.
"Lousy weatherman" Arnold Lopez thought.
He is a young fisherman (40 years of age) that has fished in the Costa Rican waters for almost two decades. And he is the only fisherman who is bold enough to fish near the Las Cinco Muertes and to ever return from them. He has been fishing around these islands, even before Ingen took Isla Sorna for their dinosaur operation. And since he knew that Isa Sorna is crawling with dinosaurs, he only fishes around the northwestern part of Isla Muerta, an island northeast of Isla Sorna, since that he thinks that there are no dinosaurs there and he always get more fish from that island anyway.
Even before Ingen, Arnold was called loco loco crazy for fishing by those islands because they believed that they are cursed and heard stories of other fisherman who came too close t
Death Battle: Gipsy Danger vs. GodzillaDeath Battle: Gipsy Danger vs. Godzilla1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Fylax: Alright, the votes are in and the combatants are set. Let's end this battle once and for all.
Madness Abe and Tempest: IT'S TIME FOR A DEATH BATTLE!!!!!!!!!
Hong Kong, China
"Any signs of that Kaiju yet Mako?" Raleigh asked his co pilot.
"Negative, but I'm pretty sure it won't be long until we find it." Mako replied.
The Jaeger known as Gipsy Danger continued to walk through the destroyed remains of what was once Hong Kong. It had only been an hour since a new type of Kaiju emerged. The Pan Pacific Defense Corps were unable to determine its category or code name, but little did they know that this beast already had a name.
Within the hour it had emerged the city of Hong Kong had nearly been reduced to nothing but rubble. Gipsy Danger had been deployed to stop the rampaging Kaiju and stop its destruction of city.... or what was left of it.
"How can a single Kaiju cause this much destruction in such a short time?" Mako asked h
TiredJohn was crouched, waiting behind a large rock. He checked over his assault rifle to be sure it was ready for anything that might attack them. He didn't have margin for error in a combat situation so he had to be sure that nothing got screwed up or it might cost him his life. He looked across the pathway to Fred, crouched beside the second rock. He could see that there were cracks along the shoulder armor of Fred's Mark IV armor and he made a note to remind the man to get it fixed.Tired3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
A blur of green and black passed them and John readied his rifle. The Grunts ran past, not at all aware of the two Spartans. As soon as they had passed Fred and John opened fire on the five-foot-tall aliens. The armor piercing rounds tore through the small aliens and they fell to the ground, torn apart by the bullets. John swept the area and saw nothing left alive. He lowered his rifle and looked back at the fallen aliens.
"It's like there's no end to these things." Fred kicked one of the torn up bodies near
Mass Effect 2 - 2 - Thane - KnowledgeMass Effect 2 - 2 - Thane - Knowledge3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Plot: A rewriting of all scenes on the Normandy involving Shepard and Thane.
Featuring: FemShep, Thane
Timeline: During ME2
Content: romance beginning
First part of Mass Effect 2 - Thane Series
As they returned on the Normandy, their mission over, Shepard, Garrus and Thane headed to the armory to clean their gear. The three of them were careful with their weapons and preferred doing the task themselves; as they got out of the elevator into the CIC, however, Yeoman Kelly Chambers went straight to the Turian:
- Garrus, she called him. There's an urgent message for you. I wasn't sure if it was personal, so I forwarded it to the Main Battery, I know you like the
But the Turian was already walking back into the elevator. Before hitting the Crew Deck's button, he threw his sniper rifle to Shepard who caught it in midair and nodded to him, realizing at that very second that the two of them did not need words anymore.
A little worried for her turian friend, she acc
Being Human - Chapter 1"I need your help. Look, I can understand that you're a bit - well, okay, a lot - wary of my coming to you after I promised you freedom, but you have to hear me out." The human sighed, twitching her fingers slightly as two robotic arms stretched down and untied her arms. She kept a wary eye on GLaDOS as she stretched herself, sorting out the kink in her back as she reflected on the day's events.Being Human - Chapter 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She had gotten up, prepared herself a bowl of oatmeal, blacked out, then found herself back at Aperture with the AI she never wanted to see again staring at her. Okay, so it wasn't much to reflect on, but she was confused as all get out. GLaDOS had said herself that she never wanted to see her again, so why would she abduct her? She wasn't even sure what 'help' she could give the AI that claimed that she knew everything about anything, including what happened after one died (though she might have been bluffing about that one; Chell wasn't willing to take the chance, though). After
An Ode to the DreamerAn ode to the dreamer,An Ode to the Dreamer3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
who gave up the dream
I salute you
Don't worry, I understand
You see; I did it as well
So here's to the accountant,
who wanted to play basketball
An ode to the CEO,
who is really a dancer
Here's to the farmer,
who should have been on Broadway
Here's to you
Because I know
That when you gave it up
When you surrendered
You had your fingers
crossed behind your back
Darth Zannah - The Art of Deception - PrologueDarth Zannah - The Art of Deception - Prologue2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The Art of Deception
(Based off of the Darth Bane Trilogy by Drew Karpyshyn.)
Large flashes of lightning cracked through the dark stormy skies of Korriban, the ancient home world of the Sith, which was soon followed by loud bangs of thunder. Darth Zannah, the Dark Lord of the Sith, stood on the stone floor of the lightsaber training arena of the Sith Academy that had once belonged to the Brotherhood of Darkness and countless other Sith Orders that came before. She had her unnatural yellow eyes closes, sniffing the air and moisture from the coming storm, and savoring the pain and suffering from the battle she had just fought.
Khan’s body lay on the stone floor. The Zeltron’s red skin blistered and burned thanks to the storm of Sith lightning that Zannah had unleashed upon her foe. The lightning and the thunder suddenly grew in intensity and strength. Zannah could feel the dark side of the Force come alive from deep within the planet
343 Guilty Spark343 Guilty Spark5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
97 448 BCE. That was when it had all ended.
My creators, the Forerunners, had relinquished the seemingly endless war between themselves and the Flood. The Flood had spread across the galaxy consuming all it could, rendering it impossible for my creators to fight back. The Flood were parasites. One single small infection form could start a cycle that would end the existence of entire species, and they did. The Flood's mistake was beginning on the Forerunners too late into their campaign. My creators had one final chance at saving the galaxy from this flowing horror.
Halo was a collection of massive ring-shaped installations, ten thousand kilometres in diameter. I am 343 Guilty Spark. I am the monitor of Installation 04. When my creators activated the rings, many years ago, they defeated the Flood wiping them all out save the few insignificant harmless infection forms trapped in laboratories of the installations. The reign of the Forerunner ended that day, as did my usefulness unti