Dearest Victoria When we became the Pokemon League Champions I was so proud of us. The combined effort of every member of the team pulled through and claimed victory. But I could not shake the feeling of failure, having lost Victoria the Victreebel at the last moment.
After the celebrations held in our honour my path led me to Lavender Tower where I would lay her soul to rest. I could only go alone, not wanting my new-found fans to witness me crying again. The channellers assured me she would be peaceful in the afterlife which comforted me, slightly. She would be at peace and I knew she would forgive me; but I wasn't sure that I could.
Victoria had originally joined me north of Cerulean City where she lashed out from a patch of grass, angry that I had interrupted her beauty sleep. I liked her spunkiness so I brought her onto the team in preparation for our match against the water type gym of Cerulean. Her stay on my team originally only lasted for that gym challenge, as I alr
ScaredShe extended her hand and reached for the door. Her body trembled violently in fear.Scared2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Gently, she wrapped her fingers around the brass knob.
It was time to face the day.
HereFour year old Keaton gripped a green crayon in his tiny fist, pressing it hard against the paper. His parents fought beneath the sound of the tv in the background. Scribbling in rhythmic circles, he furrowed his brow. His mother came into the room, a dishtowel in her hands.Here5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"What are you drawing, Keaton?" Her voice had the tremble of someone forcing their words to sound happy.
"Money," he said, then glanced up.
She came closer, examining the pages scattered around him from behind. All contained a dollar, done again and again in various sizes.
"You've drawn a lot of it."
"Yeah," he said, "we need a lot, so we can be happy."
She put a hand to her lips, standing there, then bent down beside him. "Money can't make us happy, Keaton."
"I am going to draw so much that you and daddy never fight again."
His mother sighed, putting a hand to her forehead, and was silent for a moment as he continued to color in green bill
Get upHear me read itGet up3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She sat on the edge of her bed staring at the floor. Within her scope of vision there were many things she could look at. Many things to think about and process. There was a slate blouse that had wilted at the bottom of her bed, or her pale foot placed beside it. The foot looked unnatural there, with no pressure to grip it to the ground it looked unbelonging, like a cast aside prop. Yet she did not look, or think, or notice.
She just stared, blindly, for an hour, her thoughts were obnoxious and churned the paltry paste of self-disgust in her heart muscle, but they were relatively quiet as she repeated over and over in the forefront of her subconscious "Time to get up."
Time to get up. It was time to get up. It was time to get up and get on with her life. It was time to get a life. It was time. It was time to get up.
Unprovoked tears swelled and scattered loosely amid this trail of thought. She kept going, over and over, It
She Was a Stormcloudshe was a stormcloud, and you loved her,She Was a Stormcloud3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and the two of you took walks and wore
nothing but promises,
broken chains and
strands of pinkish pearls.
and the two of you kissed under trees that attracted silver lightning
(metal branches scraped the sky, and you, always faithful,
tipped your coat over her head to keep her dry.)
but she never stayed that way.
in an instant, she had whirled into the rain
and danced without clothes,
and she left you
with the pain of frostbite on your naked skin
where you trusted her to kiss you warm,
and you thought you heard her laughter
when the sun came out again the next day,
and the next.
she was a stormcloud, and you loved her,
and you didn't know it at the time but
(and they never
Elle and Mias Chapter 3Elle woke to a pounding in her head.Elle and Mias Chapter 34 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Not again, she grumbled."Muuuunnngghhh."
She ruffled her brow. Dear god, please let this all have been a bad dream. Please. I'm just going to open my eyes and
Elle peeked at her surroundings. Slowly she raised her head and hoped that her 10x11 dorm room would greet her with its faded paint and dingy light.
Was there always this much green in our dorm? Maybe we have a mold problem. Please, be a mold problem. Please be a
As her eyes began to focus, it became more and more apparent to Elle that she was not in her dorm room. One-hundred foot tall trees towered over her. Leaves, dirt, moss, were everywhere she turned. Elle blinked. Was she in a forest?
Elle massaged her head. Well, a forest is much better than being trapped with that sex-crazed kidnapper.
"Oh good, you're awake." A tenor voice called out to her.
Elle stiffened. Would this nightmare never end? I thought I escaped!
Elle and Mias Chapter 5Elle would have never guessed that Mias had such a compassionate counterpart. It would seem that Mias, after all, subsisted as the evil twin and Elias coexisted as the wholesome one, constantly shadowed and undermined by the heinous actions of his brother. He had convictions passions and they did not revolve around chasing skirt.Elle and Mias Chapter 54 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It did not hurt that he was as devastatingly handsome as Mias, like a figure from an 1800s romance novel cover. He wore his hair long, neatly pulled back wearing a dark billowy shirt and nicely fitted pants that complimented his features.
"I am not from Ærworuld," she confessed, one morning during their daily get-together. "Mias came to my world and kidnapped me. I do not know how he managed to go through the portal. But he did and he can, which I understand to be thought an impossible feat."
Elias' mouth dropped open. "This is terrible news. No wonder he was able to recapture you, you could not escape... If I possessed the ability t
Tumbling Down He said he was smart enough to be a Mensa member. She asked what that was. David said it was a group of people who took a test and were admitted to Mensa only if they tested as geniuses. Susanne just looked him, not entirely surpised and not entirely convinced David was right about that. Without knowing, and in light of what David did or didn't do for a living, Susanne went back to reading a novel she picked up on her weekly trips to the library.Tumbling Down5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Susanne and David had arguments now about those novels she read. She read everything from bestsellers to older classics, including children's books (she had no children) and non-fiction about fiction.
David insisted that reading any fiction was a waste of time.
"Why?" Susanne asked.
"Because fiction doesn't teach anyone anything," David said.
Susanne put her current
Romanoxreader: Underworld 8The next two days went by in a rush. Your training with Ludwig was all too intense, and it got to the point where you were dozing off over your meals. Then you were back to shooting, sprinting, and even knife-fighting. You had even taken to hiding from the tall German to take a break once in a while.Romanoxreader: Underworld 84 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
With all this work, you had forgotten that Lovino and his men were due to leave soon. You were reminded over dinner, they day before they had to leave.
"Ludwig. Did you contact Zwingli about our order?" Lovino asked.
The blonde nodded. "We can pick them up right before we catch our plane."
Plane? You looked up from your pasta. "Where are you guys going again?"
"We're going to Greece!" Feliciano piped up.
"Seriously?!" You had always loved the mythology and was fascinated by the architecture there for as long as you could remember.
Before you knew it, you blurted out, "Can I go with you?"
Antonio smiled at you. "Well why not chic-"
Everybody at the table looked towards the
RomanoxReader: Underworld 14A short while later, you neatly parked a short distance away from Lovino's jet. You were grinning broadly, and the mob boss was looking over at you with an amused expression on his face.RomanoxReader: Underworld 143 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"You are full of surprises, aren't you?" he chuckled, ruffling your already-messy-from-the-wind hair.
You jerked his hand off with a toss of your head and fixed your hair quickly.
"You know it!" you said with a wink.
Then your face fell a bit when you remembered what you guys were faced with. You sighed and slumped back into the seat.
"You know he's fine, right? Besides, he looks a lot different than he did when Honda took him last time. They won't know what the hell is happening," Lovino murmured, trying to console you.
You shook your head slightly and snapped out of it, sitting straight up.
"Yup! I'm sure he's fine I'm just kind of nervous is all "
The Italian nodded and got out of the car, quickly making his way towards your door and yanking it open for you. He gave you a small smile and
Romanoxreader: Underworld 9You woke up to a light pressure on your face. You groaned a bit before turned onto your side. You wanted to sleep. Suddenly, you felt a finger poke your cheek. You swatted at it.Romanoxreader: Underworld 94 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Go away, you grumbled, burying your head into your blanket.
"Really (name)? I just wanted to say goodbye before I left.." a voice chuckled near your ear.
At that, your eyes shot open and were met by golden brown eyes that were very close to your face.
You scrambled backwards, and hit your head against the wall.
Lovino laughed softly. "Well good morning to you too (name)."
He sat down lightly on your bed.
"Here, let me see."
Gentle hands ran over your head, pulling you close, your heart skipped a beat, and you felt yourself blushing at your proximity to the Italian.
"I'm fine Lovino! Really!" you tried to shake his hand off, but failed. To be honest, you weren't trying that hard. Lovino could tell, and wrapped his arms around your neck and pulled so that he could give you a hug.
"I think I
RomanoxReader: Underworld 15You flopped onto the couch and sighed. You've had a long day- you had been working about in the kitchen, making some dinner for Lovino and his men since they were out working. They always said you didn't have to, but you wanted to, as a bit of a thank you.RomanoxReader: Underworld 153 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
As you rested, you reflected on what your life had been like ever since you met the Mafia men. It was always interesting, to say the least, even after the conflict with Honda was settled.
If anything, the relation between the Yakuza and the Mafia had gotten a little more cordial- although, since you and Mei had become close friends while she was held hostage, that was only to be expected. The two of you still kept in contact, writing letters and emails to each other about just about anything. Even though you liked Lovi and his crew, it was nice to have a girl to talk to.
As you thought about having some female company, you grinned as you remembered the wish you requested from Lovi. After all, he did come back in one piece. You asked
Romanoxreader: Underworld 4Of all things, you definitely did not think you would be forced to take part of the criminal business. You thought back to your brother in L.A. with a wry grin. 'Brandon would go nuts if he heard what happened to me oh the irony..'Romanoxreader: Underworld 44 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Several days had passed since you had (unwillingly) joined Lovino's mafia family. During the first few, you had met all of the 'regulars' of the family, the ones that were closest to the boss, and so lived with him and Feliciano. To your surprise, there were relatively few that lived there compared to the number of people that could actually fit in the mobster's home.
First, there was Ludwig Beillshmidt. The only thing that came to mind when you thought of him was 'militaristic'. To be honest, the tall, blonde haired, blue-eyed, muscular German man kind of intimidated you. He would always be up at the crack of dawn, running laps around the mansion grounds, doing pushups, sit ups.. the list could go on for a bit. He always had a stern expression, like s
Romanoxreader: Underworld 2Your head hurt. A lot. The brightness of your room didn't help either. 'The lights hurt' you thought to yourself. You groaned, and rolled over onto your side, slowly coming around.Romanoxreader: Underworld 24 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Well ragazza, it's about time you got up." You bolt out of the bed you were in, only to collapse as a wave of nausea and dizziness hits you. You braced yourself for impact, only to have arms circle around you, catching you several centimeters from the ground. You slowly turned your head around, and were met by two dark golden eyes.
"Careful now (name)."
The mafia man you 'met' yesterday pulled you upright. "You were doing so well two days ago. What happened now?" he smirked.
You pulled out a sarcastic face. "Well Lovino, I only got drugged and- wait what? Two DAYS?"
You looked wildly around yourself.
"Where the heck am I?" you yelled.
The grin on the Italian's face widened.
"My house, of course."
You frowned at this, contemplating your situation. Your stomach interrupted your train of thought
RomanoxReader: Underworld 12You started squirming more when you heard voices coming from across the wherever you were. You stopped when you were suddenly set down on your feet roughly. 'Ow kind of unnecessary 'RomanoxReader: Underworld 123 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
You listened hard, but couldn't make out anything- you could only hear the sounds floating across the gap. You jumped suddenly when you heard Honda mutter something.
"Wang. Do you have the bluff gun to use on Miss (Name)?"
"Of course aru," you heard the Chinese man reply.
"And Braginski, make sure she is nice and visible," Honda ordered.
"Da!" Ivan piped up cheerily.
You groaned. You could practically hear the Yakuza boss smirking at you. Well, you knew their plan. Act like they were going to kill you, make Lovino beg for whatever, then steal both you along with whatever Lovino had to offer. 'Well that's comforting," you thought sarcastically.
"Brother, tell me again. Who are the men with Vargas, and what do they specialize in?" you heard Honda ask.
"Hmmmm. Antonio Carriedo- close combat,
RomanoxReader: Underworld 10Walking back into the house, you found it too quiet. It felt extremely strange not hearing Feliciano rambling about pasta, Antonio about tomatoes, or Gilbert about awesomeness.RomanoxReader: Underworld 104 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Hmmmm what to do?" you mused out loud. "I know! I'll go to Lovi's grandpa!"
You quickly made your part to his part of the house, and climbed up the stairs that led to his room. After catching your breath, you softly knocked on the door before peeking in.
"Arsenius? Are you in there?" you asked.
"(NAME)! he yelled, suddenly appearing in front of your face.
Before you could blink, he had grabbed you by the arm and dragged you into his room.
"I missed you so much! How are you? And did Lovi go already? I miss him too!" he chattered, sounding a lot like Feliciano.
'I wonder what he was like before the Yakuza kidnapped him..' you mused. 'Should I try and make him remember? This could either go really good, or really bad Well, worst case scenario, he thinks I'm completely nuts. That's not too bad ' Af
Amaimon x Reader: The Secret Queen (ch. 2)The next morning you woke up feeling refreshed and energized. You got dressed and ready for school before you ate breakfast and walked out of your dorm room. You looked over and saw Vendette leaving her room.Amaimon x Reader: The Secret Queen (ch. 2)2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Morning” you smiled as she yawned and smiled back
“Let’s head to class” she groaned as you two arrived at your classes. The classes were tedious and the homework was a stress-case, but in the end it would be worth it. Exorcist classes were a whole other story.
“Class, meet our new students. (Y/n) (l/n) and Vendette Renard” you two took your seats as you began introducing yourself to other students. You met Rin, Shiemi, Shura, Izumo and the others in the cram class.
“Class dismissed!” the teacher yelled as he ran out of the room in a hurry.
“He always leaves early” Rin sighed
“So Vendette, how come your eyes are two different colors?” Shiemi asked the taller female.
“When I was little, I found a dy
Spool part 2SpoolSpool part 24 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Please Leo. I'll be super, ultra careful. I promise," Mikey begged, hopping from one foot to the next as he followed Leo into the dojo.
"No Mikey," Leo said shortly. He scooped up a handful of arrows and sat on the end of the weight bench to examine them, setting aside the ones in need of repair.
Mikey stood in front of him, arms akimbo as he stared at Leo's lowered head. He couldn't use his most potent weapon on his oldest brother if he couldn't get Leo to look up.
"It's not for me, Leo. It's for Klunk. My baby is almost out of dry food and his favorite canned stuff is gone. I gotta go get some more," Mikey told the top of Leo's head.
"Michelangelo, 'almost out' means there is enough food for the cat right now. April said she'd do some marketing for us and then leave the food in the tunnel tomorrow night. You and Klunk can both wait," Leo said without lifting his hea
Spool part 3SpoolSpool part 34 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
". . .five, eight, twelve, fourteen, sixteen, nineteen, twenty-two. Twenty-two," Mikey counted under his breath as he kept his nunchakus spinning and continued to move away from the Foot ninjas who were tracking him.
Calling for help would have been a mighty great plan right about now, only he had to have a free hand to use the shell cell, and Mikey was not about to lower either of his weapons.
"I think you guys are lost. Aren't you supposed to be on a roof somewhere?" Mikey asked as his eyes searched for an escape route.
"It's the Turtle with the funny mouth," one of the ninjas told his fellows.
"Hey, my mouth is not funny," Mikey said; shifting as they started to try circling him. "It has perfect symmetry. If you mean you find me amusing, I do know some great knock, knock jokes if you guys want to sit down and get comfortable while I tell 'em."
"No chance of that, green freak. The mistress has very sp
Amaimon x Reader: The Secret Queen (ch. 3)You woke up smelling something….earthy. You opened your eyes and looked around your room. Dozens of vases of flowers were everywhere. Several of them were flowers you had never seen before. Next to a vase of sunflowers, the hamster sat, eating what appeared to be chocolate-covered almonds.Amaimon x Reader: The Secret Queen (ch. 3)2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Where did all of these flowers come from?” you wondered as you saw the hamster carry something in its mouth. You took the piece of paper from the hamster and read it.
‘To (y/n), I hope these flowers bring you happiness. It took me a while to find them; I had to make sure you had the best flowers on earth. I enchanted them so they can’t die. Love, The Earth King’ you sat on your bed and pondered who this secret admirer was.
You exited your room and knocked on Vendette’s door. She opened the door and smiled.
“You won’t believe what happened to me!” she pulled you inside her room and you saw that baskets full of candy, colorful toys, anime an
Masky x Male!reader x Hoodie Ch. 4 : Hoodie As you walked along with Hoodie you realized he never really talked much, while most of the others were pretty chatty. He kept looking straight ahead and you being a little behind him, he didn't see you staring at him in thought. Apparently, Masky actually took off his mask every once in a while, but there wasn't anyone who knew hoodie's face. He was a quiet and mysterious man, you thought about whether or not he would punch you if you took his mask, and right then Hoodie turned to see you staring. You looked away the minute he turned and tried to hold back a smile you always get when your embarassed.Masky x Male!reader x Hoodie Ch. 4 : Hoodie1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
He just shook his head slightly and looked forward again. Then he tripped on a rock. You couldn't help but laugh for a few seconds before walking over to him as he was getting up. The rock he tripped over was about 2 feet wide and 6 inches tall "I could've sworn that rock wasn't there." (I am sorry about this joke
Amaimon x Reader: The Secret Queen (ch. 4)“So I guess we both discovered our admirers. How is yours?” Vendette askedAmaimon x Reader: The Secret Queen (ch. 4)2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Amaimon’s nice….when he’s not eating all my sweets” you giggled
“Mephisto’s cool. I can connect with him on a deeper level then with regular guys. Every guy who knows I have a demon eye, freaks out and refuses to look me in the eye” she sighed
“I’m gonna visit Mephisto” she stood and waved goodbye
“Be careful not to get caught or anything. I don’t want you to get in trouble” you added
“The principal is in love with me, he can get me out of trouble” she grinned as she shut your door and left you alone.
“You think I’m nice?” Amaimon asked as you shrieked and realized he was now on your sofa
“Don’t scare me like that!” you pleaded as you clutched your fast-beating heart to slow it down to a normal pace.
“Sorry. Got anything?” he asked as he sorted through your