The sound of a bell made the young man's stomach twist. That tiny little sound meant one of two things – he had a customer, or he had a special customer. Normal customers annoyed him to no end, with their endless demands and unfair expectations; it didn't help that the man, named Neil, wasn't a very good people-person to begin with. At the end of the work day, Neil was always exhausted and fought constant, pounding headaches. He just wanted to be alone.
But then someone new moved into Echo town and started coming to his shop. She was cute, she was nice, but she also didn't take any of Neil's crap. She was strong. He had never met a girl that didn't back off from his rough manners and brusque attitude, so he knew she was something really special.
Every time the bell rang, Neil wanted to turn around and see the girl. But then he told himself that he didn't want to see her, that he didn't want to fall in love. He didn't want to invest his heart into something that had
Midnight: ChelseaxVaughn MidnightMidnight: ChelseaxVaughn3 years ago in Humor More Like This
"Ah crap, I hate the winter." Vaughn grumbled.
The cowboy huffed as he trudged through the snow on the main island, today was the New Year's festival, the only reason he was here on a day other than Tuesday or Wednesday was because his girlfriend, Chelsea wo
ChelseaxVaughn:short story Advice from the HeartChelseaxVaughn:short story3 years ago in Humor More Like This
*This is a bonus from when Chelsea and Vaughn were just dating, hope you enjoy! I wrote this for an art trade with Deademoninja. *
Vaughn groaned inwardly and looked up, "Hello Denny " he was just sitting in the bar in town, enjoying some peace and quiet for a change until his 'best friend' ran
Neil's RegretsEvery time I woke up in the morning, I always saw her face in my mind. It was such a hindrance to keep thinking of that woman every second of my life.Neil's Regrets2 years ago in Romance More Like This
She was driving me crazy.
The woman was the one who brought me back to Echo Town. It was because of her that Dunhill found me on my travels and begged me to come back to that dreary hell-town. He wouldn't take no for an answer, so I took my Animals and grudgingly went back to Echo.
Dunhill told me that to thank her, I should give the new farmer her first cow. I never gave out my animals for free, but the man kept on insisting. He reminded me of a needy female, and to get him to stop talking I reluctantly agreed. When I got to the ranch outside of town, I was greeted by the bubbliest and most incessant woman I had ever met in my life. She was a few inches shorter than me but she stood up as straight as possible to try to make herself look taller. Her long brown hair was fashioned into two preppy pigtails that bounced up and down wh
Rebound Rio should have seen it coming the minute she accepted the promise ring from Allen. However, she was clouded with so much happiness that she never really did think about the consequences.Rebound2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"I'm a man who easily gets jealous, Rio." The way he let her name roll off his tongue made it sound so perfect in her ears. "So this Promise Ring will make sure no other man besides me can be kissed by you."
"But it doesn't go both ways, does it, Allen?" Rio held out her left hand and let her eyes fall towards her wedding finger. It was bare, missing the crystal that she had so much as adored and loved only a few hours before. Now it was filled with poison that only drew Rio deeper into a dreadful amount of despair.
"I can't be with a man who fawns over all the girls even when he has a girlfriend!" She had recalled herself saying. "Stop looking at me with that
Forbidden Letters - Ch.1Forbidden Letters - Ch.13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Living in Konohana wasn't so bad even if my crops didn't manage to make as much money as I had originally hoped. My brother Phillip over in Bluebell with his livestock was struggling with the same problems apparently from what he mentioned in the letter I recently received from Dirk.
I scribbled down my reply onto a piece of paper hastily before Dirk arrived this morning so I could give it to him to give to my brother. I was too focused on finishing the letter to care how terrible my writing looked.
It's great to hear that I'm not the only one experiencing problems after only being here for one season. But besides that, Konohana is full of nice people like Reina, Nori, Dirk, Hiro, and Kana. None of them have really caught my interest though besides Reina. She knows I love flowers so as a surprise she took me up to the mountains one day and showed me all the flowers that bloomed there, they were beautiful!
From your letter you explained there was a florist there named C
JealousJealousJealous8 years ago in Humor More Like This
He hated him, that jerk… Gray scowled from the entrance of the farm, seeing that woman, his woman, embracing that guy tightly as she went into her warm house with him. Damn, damn, dammit! Who did he think he is?
Ever since Gray introduced her to him, her attention has been focused on that guy, named… What was it…? Ah, yes, Danny. Little Danny, he mocked in his mind.
Ugh, he loathed the thought of Claire, her blue eyes closed as she giggled and cuddled against Danny closely in bed, her cheek against his own soft one as she described and Gray tried his best to keep from telling her to shut up about him. He wanted to be the one burying his head into her long blonde locks, hearing her laugh quietly as he embraced her tightly in bed. Every time she would talk about Danny, he would growl lowly enough for her not to hear, imagining the thought of kidnapping Danny late at night, taking him to the Blacksmith's as he chopped off his body parts with Claire's ax
Happy Birthday The abrupt knock at Mineral Blacksmith jolts Gray upright from his bed, clutching his bone white sheets. After his breathing becomes steady again, he looks around the room. He wants to close his tired eyes and go back to bed, walking into his previous dream, where he and Claire were on a gondola in Venice, and he proposed to Claire, and she said yes, and they kissed like people always in the romantic, cliche movies, and everything was perfect.Happy Birthday2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Of course, it's not real. Why would life give him a break?
"Claire Grace Day." Gray quickly takes out a beautiful blue feather from the front pocket of his bomber jacket. He smiles as Claire's face goes from expressionless, to a tearful grin. "Will you marry me?"
Claire puts a hand in front of her mouth, and stifles a cry, then wraps Gray into a long, amazing kiss. "Oh Gray, of course I will!" she cries with a girlish squeal.
His dream felt so real. It could have been real, and he'd never know. It might be real. It really co
AshAsh1 year ago in Romance More Like This
“Oh hello Ash!”
Ash jogged up to the fence as Lillian rested her arms on it. “Hey do you have any plans for today?”
Lillian shrugged. “Well I just finished brushing my animals; do you need more help with yours?” She said the last part in a teasing manner.
“No, shesh I ask for help one time.”
“Oh come on Ash, you know I don’t mind.” Lillian jumped over the fence and landed neatly besides him. She smoothed out her yellow skirt and straightened her light blue bandana. She was glad that she was wearing her work outfit; it was so easy to move in. It also seemed to be the favorite of a certain farmer she had fallen for. “So what’s the plan?”
“The wha-? Oh the plan!” Ash sheepishly tugged on his hat. “Well I just thought we could go on a walk and maybe stop in at Howards for a bite to eat.”
“Arighty well let’s go!”
When It Was Me...-Mary's POV-...When It Was Me4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Everything was going perfectly. That is, until that city girl Claire came into our lives. Golden blonde hair that flowed down her back, mesmerizing sapphire blue eyes, and a cheerful personality to match, she had everything a girl could ask for. Everybody accepted her. Everybody liked her. Sooner or later, the bachelors of Mineral Town were going to fall for her.
She would head toward the church the long way, passing by the Poultry Farm along the way. Everyday, she visited Popuri and Lillia. She was great friends with the pink-haired teenager and her mother, and Rick adored her, but Karen didn't seem to mind. Then she would stop by the Yodel Farm to play with May, Barley's little black-haired granddaughter. Afterwards, she would continue to the church. Carter would greet her with a huge grin which she always returned with a warm smile of her own. She met Cliff and turned his world around. He changed his mind about leaving Mineral Town because of her, and kept
Harvest Moon - ThunderAshxLillianHarvest Moon - Thunder2 years ago in Romance More Like This
It was the welcome beginning of fall and the end of sultry summer days and sweltering heat. Lillian's dress swayed gently in the balmy breeze as she stood brushing her black and white cow. She hummed to herself in premature anticipation of the Animal Festival at the end of the month. Lillian hoped her sheep would win with its fluffy cloud-like fleece and gentle nature, but Ash's sheep, Snow, was a close competitor.
A shadow suddenly fell across her face, providing refreshing alleviation from the heat, and caused her to squint up at the silhouette against the intense sunlight.
"Hey Lilly," Ash said, hopping up onto the rickety old wooden fence.
Lillian wiped her forehead with the back of her hand and smiled. "Hi Ash. What brings you here today?"
His aquamarine eyes glimmered with boundless vivacity. He gripped the rail and leaned forward casually, the wood creaking under his pressure. "I thought maybe you'd wanna go on a picnic with me."
"Sure. That so
Had a Bad Day: Chapter One"C'mon, just smile. For me? Please?"Had a Bad Day: Chapter One3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Ash sighed, and frowned down at the woman, her large lavender eyes staring back up at him expectantly, and her eyes searching his. "Like I said Lillian. I'm just having a bad day," he mumbled, shaking his head before turning back to stare out at the field, the animals grazing without a care in the world.
"That's no excuse!" she retorted, putting her hands on her hips. "Come on! Smile! It'll help!" Without allowing him the time to say no again, she spun around in front of him and used her index fingers to push up his cheeks, more or less forcing the corners of his lips to turn up. "Let's see those pearly whites!"
In response, she received a dull look from the man, his mouth dropping as soon as her fingers left his face. "No use Lil. My life's just been Iunno. Offline lately? Something like that."
"In that case," she started, grabbing him by the hands, and pulling him behind her, "We just need to get you back online!" With a giggle, she lead him
HM: MFoT - CHAPTER 1The day a young girl had stumbled and had tripped on a stone was the day the boys of Mineral Town had changed forever.HM: MFoT - CHAPTER 15 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was the first day of spring, and it was very early in the morning, mind you. The air was cool and the sun was only beginning to rise. All the boys of Mineral Town had gathered in the square, most of them barely awake. Not that there was any event that was to be held that day, but because Thomas had called for them all. They were all looking at each other in mild confusion, wondering what they were there for.
"I'm supposed to be getting the fires in Grandpa's shop burning right now," Gray mumbled regretfully, wishing very much that he should've just stayed at home. His face was half-shadowed by the hat that he never took off, but it was obvious that he was faintly annoyed about the commotion that Thomas had stirred up.
Rick was all fired up, since he had already been awake tending the chi
Skye's Story 1Skye's Story 14 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Nnngh... I really wish that damn sun would stop rising. I hate mornings.
Skye turned over in his bed, not wanting to wake up. The blankets kept him warm, and he hated mornings so much. But that was due to his low blood pressure, and he hated that, too. Everything was great, except for that. He sighed and kicked off the blankets, sitting up and stretching. He absentmindedly scratched his scar again, like always, and dressed, barely doing anything with his hair. He was just too tired today. And he hated that stupid alarm clock. It NEVER WORKED. He wanted to practice being up in the mornings, and always set his alarm clock, but it never went off... Or it probably did, but he possibly hit the off button and went back to sleep. Either way, he didn't like mornings...
Skye made himself some breakfast and ate it slowly this time so he didn't get a complaint call from his cousin, Ashe. He remembered the girl from last night again. And he kept forgetting to ask her name. Maybe it was the
Powers Hidden Within - PrologueWords cannot describe my feelings,Powers Hidden Within - Prologue2 years ago in Scraps More Like This
My worries cannot express my pain,
Darkness is what I have become,
So can you save me now?
Into a land of magic and goddesses, the wind danced with the clouds. Light showered upon the Goddess Lake, making it into a great feast for the Goddess Tree. Sprites played beautiful music throughout the land. The towns were happy, crops grew healthy, all was well and cheerful.
Until the Harvest Goddess became sick.
Then the crops died regularly. Grass was no longer green, but became a sickish yellow. The Sprites no longer played music for the towns' people, for they were too busy trying to heal the Goddess. When it came down to it, the sprites began to realize that it was due to the fact that the Goddess Tree had begun to loose its leaves, which it hadn't done in centuries.
The wind began to become weaker. The music that used to come from the magic bells from each town began to lose its colors, falling into a deep darkness. The waves outside the towns be
Gray x Claire Chptr 1Gray x Claire an Harvest Moon Fan FictionGray x Claire Chptr 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 1 ~The Faithful Meeting~
*sound of the bell ringing* "*yawn* oh man the class is starting .. geez and while I was having a good sleep too .." *the teacher is walking in* "okay now kid's we are having a new student in our school here come here now don't be shy~~" *I look to the door* *the girl is walking in* "(wow she has a blonde hair , a blue eye's , and I think she's polite and nice to)"."Alright kid's this is Claire , Claire please introduce yourself to the class please"."ummmmm .hello everyone my name is Claire it is very nice to meet you all"."(so her name is Claire huh ..)" , "okay now Claire you get to sit with Gray over there , okay now you two be nice to each other" , "ummmm it's very nice to meet you uhhh .." *i quickly cut her sentence and talk* "the name's Gray ." . "o
HM Chapter 1HM Chapter 1HM Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Claire peered down at the snowy ground as she slid across the veranda, wincing as the bitter winter winds pulled at her hair and clothes.
"Work is always so hard in winter..." she muttered to herself. She looked down and spotted a clump of white grass at her feet.
"Finally." Claire bent down and grabbed the plants' tuber stem and pulled. It didn't budge. The ground must have frozen it solid. She braced herself and pulled again. It didn't give at all.
"Gah!" she kicked the plant in frustration. It still didn't move. Claire grabbed the trowel out of her green backpack and shoved it into the frostbitten ground underneath where she hoped its roots were. She tugged upward.
The grass came out easily and the extra force she'd used sent her sprawling flat on her bac
Goddess' Help Goddess' HelpGoddess' Help6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Skye sat on the tree branch above Jill's house quietly, chewing on a blade of grass, pondering the idiocy of his being there. The girl had made it quite clear that she would NOT have theives on her farm, and the dog would catch his scent sooner or later. The phanton theif sighed. He didn't understand why Jill intrigued him so much. She --apart from Vesta-- had been the only one who had not fallen to his charms. Skye chuckled quietly, remembering that caper.
Jill looked out her window, gazing at the stars above. It had been 2 months since she had last seen the phanton theif. Jill missed seeing that pale face,
Marlin's trials and tribulationsIf I hear the phrase, "Marlin, you should stay inside today" one more time I am going to scream. My sister Vesta and her employee Celia won't shut up about me staying out of the rain. Please. I get pneumonia once and I'm forbidden from going outside. I just turned 26, and I'm being treated like a child by my half-sister and her "niece".Marlin's trials and tribulations2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Vesta is ten years older than me. We have the same father; he was married to Vesta's mother first and then when she died, he found love in my mother. Shortly after that, I was born.
Vesta and I started this farm together. We had always been close, and we didn't intend to hire anyone else to help us (frankly we couldn't afford it), until Celia came along. Celia came to Forget-me-not Valley four years ago when she was 18 years old. She was orphaned, and she had come to the valley to find work. She was a pretty little thing, and Vesta took pity on her and hired her here. Vesta was what you would call a spinster, and I think that Celia is the
Confess to Me"Not a chance."Confess to Me3 years ago in Humor More Like This
The girl crossed her arms and pouted up at the man in front of her. "But Ash! You would look so cute! All the girls would be all over you!"
"I don't care. They can fawn over Cam, or whatever other unlucky guy decides he wants to take up the farm you left," he, who went by the name Ash, replied, not even bothering to look over his shoulder to see the slightly younger woman to whom he spoke with.
"Blah! Are you seriously still going on about that?!" she exclaimed , slapping her face down into her two palms would he ever get over that?
"Yes. I am. How in Goddess' name did you think that living there would be better than here? Is there some guy or something that you're interested in over there or something?" With the last sentence, his words got slightly cold, as he continued to refuse to look at the farmer girl.
"Of course no- Wait Ash? Is that jealousy I hear in your voice?" she cooed, snatching his hat not a hard feat,
Enchanted - Cam x Lillian~Enchanted~Enchanted - Cam x Lillian3 years ago in Romance More Like This
I've only been in Bluebell a few times since I moved to Konohana, and now, my visits have been more frequent.
It's not like I'm going there for nothing. I like going there. Specifically at Howard's Cafe. Even more specifically at that cute little shop in front of it, and most especially because of the cute guy behind the counter.
Okay, I love going there. I should've chosen Bluebell from the beggining!
Which brings my situation today. There's me nervously sitting on the town's fountain, watching as he watered the flowers with tender loving care, and there's Cam, being all silent and princely and perfect.
Sometimes he makes me want to be a flower in his shop, so that I could have all his attention everyday and earn his love and care.
"Good afternoon. Out for a walk?"someone greeted making me jump. I looked up seeing the person I was daydreaming about and hurriedly hid my face, turning my head to the other direction and silently cursing myself.
Harvest Moon- My Sisters CrushThis is a Harvest Moon: Tree of Tranquility and Animal Parade Fanfiction.Harvest Moon- My Sisters Crush4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I love you Natsume. I really do. PAIRINGS ARE
Akari X Luke
Hikari X Gill
Takeru X Luna
Yuuki X Kathy
So... Here I am... 15 years old. heh... its funny. it seems so distant. My family, I mean. Heres how it is, okay?
My name is Akari. I have a sister and two brothers. I am the youngest of my family. A mother, a father, a sister, two brothers. Simple, right? no. i wish. Oh how i wish it was that simple. I am the youngest and im 15. my birthday is soon. My older sister, Hikari is 17 and a half. Takeru, one of my brothers, is 19. Yuuki, the oldest, is 20 years old. he will be 21 soon. My fathers name is Jacob and our mothers name is Lily. when we were all little and i was just one year old, our mother divorced our father and moved away. we had the option to visit her but we never wanted to see her again. Father says I look like her though. more
Harvest moon Fanfic: pt 1Larsa woke early to begin his daily rounds on the farm. He attended to all his animals, brushing his cows, sheep and horse and petting the chickens and ducklings and Checking the Harvest Sprites had begun watering all the crops.Harvest moon Fanfic: pt 17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Once finished he grabbed his teleport pendant and a basket full of crops, animals products, cooked dishes and other gifts to give to all the residents of Forget-Me-Not Valley.
It was a family tradition to share what you had with the town; little did he know that this would get him in to large amounts of trouble by the end of the day.
First was Daryls house, he was always happy with a bit of grass and Larsa then continued down to the basement.
Leia swam over to the side of the bath to greet him.
She blushed, as he searched through the basket to find her gift. I thought I told you not to bring me stuff any more She said as her cheeks dived in to a deep shade of red. I know you like these so I made an extra effort to get it, you cant
Claire x Skye The Blue Feather - 1IClaire x Skye The Blue Feather - 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Claire's first experience in Forget-me-not Valley was with the Witch Princess telling her that it was her fault that the Harvest Goddess and Sprites were imprisoned. Even though she hated it beyond measure, she had to do her farm work to save them. She had come upon this farm by accident. She had never actually intended to do farm work; she just needed a place to live to start her new life. Claire never knew her parents; she was abandoned as a baby. Raised in an orphanage and foster homes for most of her life, she was always a person who dreamed of things that she couldn't have.
A few seasons ago, Claire had turned the adult age of 18. Her biological parents had died, and had left Claire a house in Forget-me-not Valley. They apparently had never lived there, but had bought the puny farmhouse for Claire, perhaps to make up for abandoning her as a child. She moved to the Valley and had taken over the ranch. The townspeople had encouraged her to start producing crops on her farm again.