EVOlution 6A gun pointed at my head... figures, but how did he get here? He was obviously waiting for a response, so I gave him one.
“Well sorry to say, I'm afraid neither of those is going to happen.” I say it cleanly and coldly, hopefully he got the message, I keep my head slightly turned to see him and the gun, then I hear the screech of a car breaking rapidly.
“And i'm sorry to say, i think it will.” I look over and see several men in black suits hop out, carrying military firearms... stereotype much? Three people surround me, completely cutting me off unless I decide to grow wings and fly off.. so much for my taking him one-on-one plan, needed to come up with something different to take him down... then the second van showed up. I pulled up right behind the first and unleashed several armed soldiers out of the back, which all but two go to rush the house I came out of, the two that didn't walked up to us, guns ready and aimed at my head... they sit there, pointing gun
Suprise package pt 1*Beep* "Well, this something I thought i'd never do, I'm not one for audio journals or anything but i'm being paid for this, also something i didn't expect but i'll just roll with it." A sigh followed, causing a burst of static for a few seconds. "I whould start with my youngest memories but they only want the part where things go crazy..."Suprise package pt 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Saturday, Febuary 1
I wake to the sound of the A/C turning on with my face buried in my pillow like usual. I push myself up and over to the left side of the bed, I just sit there for a few minutes trying not to fall back to sleep, shaking my head, i reach over and grab my phone turning it on and checking the time " 4:59?" i mumble as I set it back down and stand up. Stretching, I look around my bedroom. In front of me was the walk in closet... nothing interesting there, behind me sat a lovely window that would shine light into my face each morning if i slept in to long, right to the left of it was "the center" a jumbled mass co
A new beginningA new beginning3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Normal days, just go out of control sometimes.
Dallas, Texas; Local Time; 3:41pm, Friday, 13th of May, 2033
"Shane, did you order this?"
I look up to see mom holding a box about two feet wide and half as long held under one arm. I was helping fix up the tv they had gotten... oh which was a 56" wall mounted tv, my mom had never been good with electronics and even in twenty years she hasn't improved, though the claws made it a little harder, considering she was a dragon and all.
"Is it from Alex?" she looks and and replies with "Yes" I slide backwards away from the tv and get up.
"Wonder why it came to you... but yes I ordered it from him." I say as I stretch my wings and arms... yes wings, I'm a dragon, what do you expect? The wide open space allows me to reach my full span before folding them back up, the solid black was in contrast to the white walls and ceiling, which by the way was about 30 feet high, big
EVOlution 7I couldn't move, I couldn't breathe...EVOlution 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Don't make a sound, or we're both dead.” The voice whispers from behind me. The voices get steadily closer until they suddenly start fading, probably taking a turn on the hallway to another part of the floor. The grip around my throat kept tight until they were completely out of earshot, then he lets go, so I do the natural thing and whirl on him after a quick breath, but stop when I notice it's...
“Dominick?” I say, surprise managing to make it's way into my voice.
“What? Expecting it to be your little friend?” He says, voice lowered some as if he's afraid of being overheard.
Come to think of it “Yeah, I did expect it to be him, why the choking and the secrecy BS?” I ask, still tense.
“Because they don't trust me any, and they shouldn't, because of what they are about to do.” He says, taking a look out into the hallway.
“The virus they plan on releasing tomorrow?” His reacti
EVOlution 5 pt 2I keep replaying the scene in my mind, with his words and his actions. The people were milling around, ignorant to the tense scene several seconds ago, something about him was off, and it was more than just the fact that he's a shifter like me, or that he's my age... maybe actually younger.EVOlution 5 pt 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The chill hadn't left my spine since he had said the last sentence and made that creepy departure tactic of blending into the crowd.
I still had time left.... maybe just under three hours, until I could get a look at all those files that I took off their servers. I lean away from the table and keep watch at the crowds in my vision, his words had made me paranoid, just them knowing that I was alive was bad enough, but to know where I was and have someone like that keep watch? Damn nightmare was what it was.
I sigh and stand, no point in being here for now, but... I was going to go buy something before I left for "home" so that if certain issues arise they'll be taken care of. I advance up the levels
Birthday wish gone rightHow is it that when you think everything has settled into a routine something changes to shatter all that you know? I may never know, but things always change right? Well I wasn't expecting the change that happened today.Birthday wish gone right3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a normal day, well not normal for me, wake up, get dressed and run around the base for morning exercise, but here's the difference, it was my ninteenth birthday, and I had taken off the next few days to do things... mainly just be lazy. But I get a phone call as I'm walking out after breakfast by someone that I didn't expect.
"Incoming call from: Shyren." Shyren? Hadn't heard from him in months. I accept the call and lobby outside.
"What's up Red?"
"Nothing much Shane, but happy birthday man."
"Thanks, So how's it going with you?"
"Got my job back and got the supervisor fired at the same time, I take it you're still in the airforce?"
I get sarcastic with him "No, I'm a mailroom clerk."
He barks a short laugh "Then you have seriously downgraded my friend. So are
EVOlution part 5 pt oneI stumble out of a nightmare into complete darkness, falling onto the floor... I almost thought I was still in the nightmare until the the cold floor put me back into reality... the lights were still off and we were underground... no sunlight.EVOlution part 5 pt one3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
-Aurora lights on-
The lights glare blinds me for a full minute, maybe I should have just kept it a minimum. I watch the room come into focus, nothing new... until I turn and look at the bed.
There were massive gouge marks in the steel wall, the bed was spared most of it, but one of the pillows was completely shredded... if I turned... I check and yep, tail hole ripped through the pants... great. Standing up the damage looked a little less bad, considering the gouges were angled, could just pass it off as a decoration... at least there wasn't any wires or anything that I could see through the steel. I look around and see the disposal chute holding right by the counter, it would probably fall to the bottom, be compressed and shoved up on a
Suprise package pt 5*Knock Knock*Suprise package pt 53 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Ughhhhhh, just another 12 hours please."
"Get up before I grab an air horn, Shane...Shane?"
"Huh... guess he'll miss the breakfast wraps the-"
"NOOOOO! I'm up! I'm up!"
I hop out of bed at the mention of breakfast wraps...I was starving. Unfortunately when I hopped out of bed my foot gets into a wrong position and slip.
"Ow." I see my mom trying not to laugh as I pick myself up.
"Five minutes" It's then I notice something...
"She's downstairs staring down Ryan... That dog has to have been trained by someone, or be extremely intelligent because she actually let us know when she wanted to go out, she wiped her paws before going back inside and even turned the tv on."
"Creepy...but dogs have more intelligence than some people think, it how they're raised that really determines how they act... And I honestly think Bullet is a one-of-a-kind find."
"I think so too, see you downstairs." As she heads out of my
Neko Mother - Chapter 1 - TG, TFI was born in the year 2025, not that it matters anymore. With no calendars to keep track of stuff like birthdays and holidays are just not important anymore. I must have been thirteen when the first of them were reported on the news. Random articles about some sickness, making a big panic in cities or something. It must have started back East, or they wouldn't have been making such a big deal about it.Neko Mother - Chapter 1 - TG, TF2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
All I can remember was it worried Mom and Dad a lot. They would have arguments that shook the house. I think Mom wanted to move farther West, while Dad wanted to stay put. They argued about it constantly. At that age, all I cared about was the fact that they canceled school. As more reports came in, people started locking themselves in their houses, only coming out when it was absolutely necessary.
It was at this point that I made the biggest mistake of my life. After a week straight of being on lock down I was going stir crazy. I went on a tirade against my parents. The argument that f
Evolution 12My reflective mood was ruined when a video screen pops up in the helmet, It was Nova calling.Evolution 123 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“What?” I ask, surprised he's calling me. His face in the link was free of gore, and it was close up view, a result of the helmet.
“What's your plan to get past the Advantists?” He seemed to have calmed down some since the carrier, but I could still hear the tension in his voice... something was off.
“Pull some quick words, then hop aboard any transport to the mainland.”
“That's a little vague you know.”
“True, but there's plenty of room for improvisation in that plan. Plus I've used it before, and it worked that time around, so why not now?”
“Because the Advantists have extensive and almost obsessive record keeping, maybe you don't know, but the advantists have the strongest border security of all three sides, they haven't lost a single city they started off with. I think that tells you something, that the
EVOlution 8Flying to put it simply is awesome.EVOlution 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I had trailed 101 from the apartment to halfway across the city... the sun had just started it's decline in the sky. There was something about flying that was strangely calming and yet thrilling... so much that I didn't notice where we were headed until it was just barely in sight.
“The apartments? That isn't the place I was thinking you'd head for one-oh-one.”
He air brakes and ends up grazing up beside me “Not just any apartments, yours... or rather that of the one you were cloned from.” He says nonchalantly.
“I know, but still, why here? The gov obviously knows where this place is and are watching it.”
He smirks, showing some of those large steak-knife teeth “That's the beauty of it, that's if they didn't think you were stupid enough to come back here, they guessed if you were compromised you would run, try to get out of moderate territory or something similar.”
“Okay, but still, we're two very
Dragon Knights: intro“Sir, there's a message for you.” The guard says from outside the steel and oak door. His armor clinked slightly when he turns to say it.Dragon Knights: intro2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Patch it in then.” I say to him from the desk, only to get the response “It's a courier Sir.” My head perks up, that's new. Important stuff came only by courier, and it's usually bad news. I get up and walk through the semi-tidy study, books and half-finished projects laying on tables and sometimes stacked on the floor. I pass by the full-length mirror on the way and catch a glimpse of myself. Black hair cut short and green eyes, slightly pale skin and wiry frame. Having black clothes made me almost blend in with the study's low-light conditions, sure, I could have the place bright as the sun... but who really wants that? So the brick fireplace and my computer monitors are the only source of light. I grab the door bolt and slide it back, “Send him in.” I say as I walk back to my desk, spinning the blac
EVOlution 2- escaping the warzoneI was a clone...EVOlution 2- escaping the warzone3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The thought kept going through my head, soon followed by seeng the original die, and it still sent chills down my spine. We had been flying back for the entire trip, I had looked out the window, we were going to a different base than before, we had passed over the advancing front lines, yet the base I expected to go back to was across the sea, but I could improvise... The team that I was fooling so well were curious to why I was here and one asked what happened...
"You don't want to know, it would give you nightmares for the rest of your life... but to put it simply, the general sold us out." I read reactions of suprise from behind their visors, though about half the team took off their helmets.
"What happened to him?" The same person asks.
"He tried to sell out his own guard too, I caught him trying to relay our position, so I relay a bullet to his head... I have a thing about betrayers." They keep silent after that, or chatting among themselves, I found out that ther
TMM 24The Mind Manifests 24TMM 245 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I woke up in the blackness of space. This dream was a rerun, I had seen it before. I was falling through the atmosphere, crashing to Earth. But just as I was flying past my human self, about to hit the ground, everything froze. I head footsteps and struggled to look in their direction. Then I saw him, the dragon. He idly strutted over to my human self and examined his frozen face, mumbling "Hmm not quite what I imagined."
He turned around and looked up at me, smiling, and I drifted to the ground. I was once again trapped in a crystalline body in this dream, and I was unable to struggle as he gently picked me up and examined me. He grinned and nodded, then spoke to me "I suspected it before. Sorry about being so mysterious, I hadn't heard about the trial. Don't worry, I'm sure Ethan will get you out of this mess, he's very passionate for a human "
He tossed me in the air a couple times, lifting to two legs and walking o
Mahou Galaxy: Chapter 13"I am the ship.Mahou Galaxy: Chapter 131 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Its shields are my willpower.
Its lasers are my white-hot fury.
Its engine is my yearning for freedom.
When I am at my station, its metal and my flesh are one and the same."
Keith read over the old Golden Alliance BioWarp Mage cadence again for the fifth time in as many days. As the introductory passage to the BioWarp Mage article, it clearly had relevance to others who performed the same duty, both in the past and present, but she wondered how many of them had managed to learn how to channel energy in the same sort of situation as her. The rest of the article was interesting, of course, and she pored over it, absorbing the most interesting facts. The first BioWarp mages were Mytharian High Elves who had descended from great wizards but were unable to grasp the intricacies of casting spells. Galactic ANarchist BioWarp Mages can use their teleportation ability to temporarily utilize their abilities with remote-piloted drones. Dryads are ofte
Mahou Galaxy: Chapter 11"Kiki done fight. Ship change back now." She urged her BioWarp station, to no avail. For at least ten minutes now, she had been trying everything she could think of to convince the ship to change her and itself back to their previous forms. As nice as it had been to be able to deal with the pirate, the size was starting to feel uncomfortable, especially given how cramped the tiny room felt. Frustrated but not wanting to deal with reporting her failure to the rest of the crew, she decided that the corner would be the appropriate place to sulk. It was then that the velvet pouch caught her attention. Fumbling with fingers that were nearly twice the size she was used to, even before she'd become female, the crystal plopped into her hand, and with what was the least mental strain she'd put herself through over the last couple hours, the gem began to glow. It was very pretty, a shifting rainbow of colors much like the mahoucite wires that she'dMahou Galaxy: Chapter 111 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Neko Mother - Chapter 6 - TG, TFChapter 6Neko Mother - Chapter 6 - TG, TF2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Mia came awake suddenly when she heard someone scream. She jumped up ready to pounce on the intruder but looking around she couldn't see anyone other than her Big Sis. He was standing a little ways away shaking slightly, an accusing finger pointed her way. She cocked her head to the side, not knowing what she had done.
Slowly, his shaking stopped and he was able to speak again. “What are you doing curled up to me again.”
He was so silly sometimes, “Because nyou are Mia's Big Sis and it is Mia's job to make sure nyou are warm and comfy.” She tried her best not to laugh at his expression but it was very hard.
He stared at her for a minute with the cutest face before his expression change to the grouchy one that Mia had seen quite a lot lately. He started grumbling again, saying he wasn't her Big Sis. He was just being silly again. Of course he was her Big Sis and no matter how many time he denied it, Mia knew he would always be her Big Sis.
He moved over
Neko Mother - Chapter 2 - TG, TF4 years laterNeko Mother - Chapter 2 - TG, TF2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I crept through the debris left over from the Quick Mart's collapse. It was amazing just how quickly something that was built as sturdy as a city will crumble without regular use. The roof had long ago collapsed under its own weight, leaving piles of concrete all over the interior. The rear wall had so many holes you could hardly say it was a wall anymore. In fact the only way I know it was a Quick Mart at all was the left over of the neon sign still clinging to the front. From the overgrowth, this one must have fallen just a few months ago. I knew these ruins might have already been picked over before I even got to the area but you never know what you might find hidden in some overlooked corner or under a pillar. I had plenty of practice going through these old ruins so I knew the kind of places to look for those places hidden to others. Even the most picked-over spots always seemed to have something overlooked or ignored. I had gotten high prices selling off what other
Neko Mother - Chapter 5 - TG, TFChapter 5Neko Mother - Chapter 5 - TG, TF2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I woke laying on a mattress, covered with a bright pink bedspread. Looking around, I found that the room I was in was small and sparsely furnished. Aside from the bed, the only furnishings were a desk with a hard-backed chair bolted to the floor in front of it and a large mirror on the wall above it. The only openings into the room were a door to the bathroom, another door opposite the bed that stayed locked, and a slot in the wall beside the locked door that would only open for meals and whenever there was a new puzzle for me to solve.
That was my world as I knew it. The only way I could tell time was by the three meals a day and the puzzles in between. The food was decent and always came with a pill I was required to take. The puzzle differed regularly. Form jigsaws to word searches. Sometimes they were metal pieces that I would have to pull apart then put back together. Other times it was a code I would have to break. Whenever the puzzles got too easy, the next batch would
Neko Mother - Chapter 4 - TG, TFChapter 4Neko Mother - Chapter 4 - TG, TF2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“God I miss my backpack.” I muttered. It had been three days since I had had a decent meal. You would think that in a forest this size, there would be more to eat, but there had been bad weather threatening for the last week so all the game was staying on alert for any intruders to their territory. I was no master hunter, what with sticking mainly to scavenging the cities, so without a gun or at least a bow, my options were extremely limited. I had managed to catch a squirrel in a makeshift trap, but the other animals had been a bit more cautious. The few berries and edible plants I had been able to find along the path had provided for the rest of my meals, but my stomach was still growling. I knew the next town was about a day's walk away, but without anything to trade I couldn't even get a glass of water, damn scalpers. I would have to scrounge for food or something I could trade before I went in.
With only a few hours of daylight left, I began to look fo
Neko Mother - Chapter 7 - TG, TFChapter 7Neko Mother - Chapter 7 - TG, TF2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Although I knew it would be hard to convince Mia to stay behind, I was surprised just how hard it was for me to actually leave her there. As I walked over the hill towards the town, I found myself looking back. I could clearly see her as she peeked over the hill, with a nervous glance to the gate to make sure she could not be seen by the guards on the wall, I waved here back into hiding. Why was I so concerned about someone who should be my enemy? Steeling myself I walked on to the gates, this time forcing myself not to look back, in case the guards got suspicious.
I was let through after a short questioning of my intentions in town and an inspection of my bag. Walking through the gates I could see that it was quite a bit larger than the last town I had been to. It actually had a proper market street with food stalls and other shops set up in the buildings that had been properly maintained. The food smelled so good after having spent so much time surviving on road fare but I
Neko Mother - Chapter 8 - TG, TFChapter 8Neko Mother - Chapter 8 - TG, TF2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
At first, Mia was excited. Her Big Sis' hat had been knocked off revealing Neko ears just like hers. She looked at them and knew now why he had not smelled like other humans. Now she would be able to have all kinds of fun with him, running, playing and the best pets ever.
The sound of hissing brought Mia out of her day dream as Big Sis' tail was released from its hiding place. For some reason it was the movement made Mia think that Big Sis was angry. Was it because the other humans had tried to take Mia away from Big Sis. Yes she was scared of being taken away but the humans had just not known any better. She was sure it would be ok if they could explain everything to the humans.
Then the guard next to Mia brought his hollow stick up, pointing it at Big Sis. Before Mia could react, Big Sis had pounced on him, knocking him to the ground. Other human ran towards him but Big Sis was too quick for them. Kicking and punching, Big Sis knocked them down one by one. Mia was so scared
Neko Mother - Chapter 3 - TG, TFMia was lost. Well maybe that was the wrong term. For one to be lost one had to have a destination to begin with. She had just been wandering, going from one place to another without a clear idea for where it was she was going. So she was lost in a matter of speaking. She just knew that she was searching for Big Sis. Mia didn't know where Big Sis was, she just knew that Big Sis was in the direction she was going. She didn't know why but she had a feeling in her gut that constantly pulled her in the right direction. Mia didn't have anything else, no memories before waking in the middle of nowhere and no one to look over her, so she trusted the feeling. It had to be right. Otherwise she really would have nothing. She just the knew that Big Sis would be able to help.Neko Mother - Chapter 3 - TG, TF2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Mia felt very alone as she went from place to place, never staying for long. The pull on her heart told her that she had to keep moving. That it was imperative that she find Big Sis as soon as possible. The search for Big Sis
Suprise package pt 3Tylers transformation continues as scales had started rippling across his skin as he fell on his side. The scales were thick, too big for a "normal" anthro dragon, his clothes had already started to rip and his shoes were already decimated. That's when something unexpected happened.Suprise package pt 34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He stares at me from amber eyes flecked with gold near the pupil, which had begun to shift as his muscles started to grow... and his bones broke and reformed. His clothes shredded within seconds as his size doubled, and his body grew wings and a tail. I look and see that his hands had lost their thumb and wicked looking claws grew from the rest of his fingers. It suddenly dawns on me what's happening... he's becoming a full dragon. Then I think "OH **** he's becoming a full dragon!" I back away more as his tail finishes into a two tip style with a spike out of each end, and his body stops lenghtening and the muzzle finishes. I look back at his eye, it was tearing badly... and he now ha
Symbiotic Boots, Part 1: Escape from OscorpSymbiotic Boots, Part 1: Escape from Oscorp4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Part 1: Escape from Oscorp
"Somebody better have a good explanation for what just happened here!" said Mr. Denzen furiously. A vein in his forehead was known to bulge when he got especially angry, and it was doing exactly that right now.
A short, slinder boy with thick glasses who couldn't have been more than 30 jogged over to Denzen after looking at a computer monitor.
"Umm, sir, if you come this way, I can explain everything."
Denzen walked towards the computer monitor, and as he did, the boy, whose name was Jake, explained the situation.
"Well, sir, as you know, Oscorp has been developing a super suit based on the symbiotes."
Denzen nodded. By this time they were near the computer monitor. Jake sat down and typed something in quickly, and a graphic popped up on the computer. It displayed a featureless man rotating 360 degrees to show every angle.
"We took samples from every symbiote currently still with us, and well as a few samples we had in storage of oth