Nightmares"Dax," whimpered a soft spoken voice. The Lowlander turned over in the hotel bed coming face to face with Beyal.Nightmares3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Lil' Monkfish didn't look well. Beyal was trembling head to toe. His eyes were wide and brimming with tears. He had one hand on his stomach and the other was clutching his huge shark plushie for dear life.
Dax sat up fully, the covers sliding off his bare chest. "What is it Lil' Monkfish?"
"I do not feel so well." A few tears dripped down Beyal's face melting Dax's heart instantly. The dark skinned teen patted the place next to him on the bed. "C'mere Beyal."
Beyal nodded and gently clambered onto the bed tugging his shark behind him. God forbid he leave it behind. Ever since Jinja won Beyal the grinning toy at a game booth in Coastal City the monk hasn't set it down once. Beyal settled the shark behind him while covering himself with the blanket. Dax wrapped a muscular arm around Beyal. Feeling protected the smaller boy cuddled closer to his team mate.
"Why do you not f
See the Stars AlignBeyal sat in the middle of a field. With the vast sky with its many stars above him and the cool ground beneath him Beyal felt perfectly at peace with himself. Sometimes the monk wanted to get away from the others. He was so different from them all in so many ways. His accent, his thoughts, the way he was brought up, the list just kept going. Beyal on most occasions could find at least one difference between him and the others a day.See the Stars Align3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When the others fell asleep was the perfect opportunity to steal away. He'd go back eventually, but for now he'd rather sit and watch the stars swirl above him.
"Beyal," called a sleepy voice from behind him.
The young monk turned to see a tall, red headed girl approaching him. "Hi Jinja," greeted Beyal.
"I woke up and saw you weren't at camp. I got worried so I went looking for you. Why are you out here?"
"I am just partaking in the enjoyment of staring at the constellations," replied Beyal.
"So in simple terms: you're star gazing?"
Jinja settled o
Beyal's Stomach AcheBeyal munched happily on one of the chocolate bars Jinja had given him for their one month anniversary. He in turn gave the girl a book since Jinja loved to read so much. It was nothing special, but the girl picked him up and gave him a big hug in thanks.Beyal's Stomach Ache3 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Taste good?" asked Jinja from where she sat across from him. Chase decided the gang should have a rest day since there were no signs of E.K.L.I.P.S.E. or S.T.O.R.M.
Beyal nodded vigorously. This was so tasty! At the Library of Tabab there had been no delicacy like this. Beyal was starting to see what he had been truly missing. Dax sat down and grinned goofily at the little monk.
"Heh, little monkfish looks like a cute chipmunk with his cheeks stuffed with chocolate," the darker skinned teen poked one of Beyal's puffed out cheeks. Beyal was too busy enjoying his delicious treat though to worry about Dax's rude remark.
Jinja looked up from her book. Beyal had already downed two full chocolate bars and was beginning to make work on a th
Clean Sheets and JinjaTeam Core-Tech was staying at a hotel for the night for the first time. Who would have thought? It was a small home owned by a widow that would allow travelers to stay for a night or two for a cheap price. Jinja did not approve of the idea.Clean Sheets and Jinja3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"It could be a trap!" Jinja cautioned. "Half of the country has a warrant on the five of us and I'm pretty sure this providence is no different."
"Come on Jinja. It's just a little old lady. She doesn't have a bone to pick with us," said Bren.
Jinja scowled and crossed her arms. "Well, Bren, I'm sure this old lady needs a little money in her pocket for groceries. Letting strangers into her home can't be very prosperous."
"I agree with Jinja," Beyal piped up.
Jinja smiled at the young monk. Beyal always had her back. That was one of the reasons she really liked him. He was a guy she could depend on and one that actually gave things she said a thought.
"It's going to be ok guys," said Chase. "We're just staying one night. If anything seems suspicious
Meeting JinjaBren tapped anxiously on his desk. He hated school. The nerd was just trapped around people that hated him and stuck in boring lessons. His only highlights of the day are engineering class and the ones he had with Chase. Other than that the days were filled with pain and boredom.Meeting Jinja3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Ok class," began a middle aged woman that taught math class. "We have a new student. Will you stand up please young lady."
Bren turned to look in the direction the teacher was. A new student? He hadn't noticed anyone new before. The tech geek spotted a girl standing up. She was really tall with auburn colored hair and wore what looked to be a mining outfit with combat boots. Freckles lightly dusted her cheeks under her blue eyes. Bren automatically registered her as out of his league.
"Tell us a bit about yourself miss," commanded the teacher.
"Hi, I'm Jinja. Mess with me and I'll kick your ass," stated the girl.
Such guts! Bren looked mouth ajar as all the other students gaped at Jinja. The teacher was even
The Heart of a FatherChase sighed heavily. The leader lifted up a stone and skipped it across the crystal clear lake before him. He used to do this all the time with his dad before he disappeared. The man was always busy with his research, but made room to spend time with his only son. Chase and his father would sit by the lake and skip stones, play catch, or just talk. Since his mother disappeared they had been super close. When his father went on another research trip and never came back Chase was determined to find him and not let him disappear from his life like his mom.The Heart of a Father3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"What are you doing, Chase?" The raven haired teen turned to see Beyal standing next to him.
"Nothing much Beyal," said Chase. ", just skipping stones. Do you want to try? It's fun."
Beyal shook his head. "No thank you. You do not seem to be as energetic as usual, Chase. Is there something the matter?"
Leave it to the little monk fish to tell that Chase was acting weird. Chase threw another stone. It skipped four times on the glass-lik
Jinja in Wonderland Part One"What are you reading, Jinja?" asked Beyal as he looked over the taller girl's shoulder to try and glimpse the title.Jinja in Wonderland Part One3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Jinja smiled and showed him the front cover of the novel. It had a young girl in a blue dress chasing what looked to be a snow white rabbit. "Oh, hey Beyal. I was just reading 'Alice in Wonderland'. It's a personal fave of mine."
Dax lifted the book from her hands. "Isn't this a little bit childish for you, Princess? I'd expect you to be reading a biography on Mozart or something." The dark skinned teen continued to grin as Jinja took a swat at him and missed.
"You're the childish one, Dax!" she cried out. Beyal just watched with that usual calm, blank expression. Could his tribe ever get along?
Suddenly, Chase came up to the small group. "Dax, Beyal, can you help me go find food? It'll be dark in a couple of hours and I want to make sure we don't starve."
The two boys nodded and got up from Jinja's side. "What about me?" asked the girl.
"You went with me last time, Jin
Jinja in Wonderland part twoJinja fell and fell and fell. It seemed like she had been dropping down for forever! Jinja had been braced to hit the bottom, but eased up when she realized it wasn't coming anytime soon. Also, there was no sign of the Bren bunny? Where'd that rascal go?Jinja in Wonderland part two3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Suddenly, she saw a figure falling with her. "Hello," cried Jinja. The figure came closer and closer. When it was close enough Jinja couldn't believe her eyes. It was One-Eyed Jack!
"Hello-ah there pilgrim!" called out the crazy man joyfully. "What brings you here-ah to the Rabbit Hole-ah?"
Ok, he was still creepy. But what did he call this bottomless pit? The Rabbit Hole? She needed him to spill.
"You know what this place is?" asked Jinja.
"Of course-ah! I am the gate keep-ah to Wonderland-ah!" shouted One-Eyed Jack.
"Well, it looks like we aren't getting there anytime soon because I've been falling for forever and I don't think there's a bottom," stated Jinja. This is frustrating. The man was clearly out of him mind.
Monsuno: Tickling DaxJinja began making camp with Dax. The two were left in charge of the campsite while Chase, Bren, and Beyal went to go find food. It was awkward since Jinja really did not appreciate the Lowlander's company all too much. The guy was way too flirty and kept demeaning her by calling her "Princess". Heck, Dax never called anyone by their real names! It was like he didn't care at all.Monsuno: Tickling Dax3 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Hey Dax," Jinja called to the male as he lay out the fire wood.
"Yes, Princess, what is it?" Dax replied.
Jinja shivered. Uh, she could never tell if she liked being called that or hated it. Why did Dax have to give her all these confusing feelings? The auburn haired girl believed she liked Beyal up to this point, but Dax just threw a monkey wrench into everything!
"Why don't you ever call anyone by their real name?"
Dax frowned. "Why is that important? You guys know who I'm talking to so what's the point?"
"Well, I just think some of your little nicknames are demeaning." Jinja crossed her arms.