Chapter 5 'Familiar Faces'Alek looked up from his paper, setting it down on the table in front of him. A nasty cold breeze was coming in through the window, making him shiver. He stood, walking across the beautiful floor to shut it, drawing the curtains.Chapter 5 'Familiar Faces'5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Deryn, have you read the paper yet?" he called out. Footsteps sounded from the other room, and Deryn entered. She was wearing trousers and a buttoned up shirt, hair cropped short as ever.
"No, why? Something good?" her eyes were bright.
"Yes, actaully, I think you'll find it amusing." he handed her the news, crossing his arms and watching her as she read the front page.
Her face went from curiosity to astonishment. "Blisters, Alek, your a genious! How did you know?" she looked up at him, amazed.
Alek chuckled. "I know Volger about as well as I know myself. The wildcount gets what he wants. He wasn't going to let a little thing like my 'death' stop him from finishing the wishes of my father. Volger is a loyal man, I suspected he might go this far."
Problem Struck Chapter 1Problem StruckProblem Struck Chapter 14 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"DERYN!" Alek shouted as he shook her limp body trying to wake her up, get her to talk, or do something.
Alek's arm landed on a small box as he continued to shake Deryn (as if that would help) and knocked it over. The clattering helped Alek see through his panic and look at what box he had knocked over.
"God's wounds," Alek breathed as he saw that this box was Deryn's smelling salts, "This could barking work!"
He opened the box and waved it under her nose trying to spread the sharp smell to wake Deryn up. Finally Deryn opened her eyes and Alek sighed with relief, "Thank providence that you're alright, Deryn! I thought you had just died! Are you all right?"
"Oooooohhhh... Alright isn't the right word here, I think," Deryn managed to get out before hurling right on the bed.
"Schiesse! What's the matter Deryn?" Shouted Alek and began to spout off all kinds of Austrian swears.
Deryn looked up at Alek and whispered breathing hard, "Get... get... Dr... Barl...Barl...
Shot to the Truth Chapter 5Chapter 5Shot to the Truth Chapter 54 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Deryn's first thoughts were, "Wh-where a-am I?" then, "W-what's going on?" and finally, "Am I KISSING ALEK?!?!" Her eyes snapped open and she pulled away from Alek shocked at what she did now. Her head pounded, but she managed to get out, "Wh-what were you DOING Alek?"
Alek leaned back looking shocked, as he saw Deryn wince from her pounding ribs and head, but managed to compose himself and reply, "Y-you're alive, Dyl- erm, what's your true name?"
Deryn stared at him, unable to process that Alek knew who she really was, answering, "Deryn, and how did you know that I'm a barking girl?!"
Alek blushed, whispering, "Y-you were hurt so I-"
Alek broke off blushing furiously as Deryn understood what had happened and replied in her girl voice, "So you know, and hate me, at this point that you've seen what I've kept from you all these months," Deryn sighed and hung her head, "I-I... I'm sorry Alek, but I thought that because I was a commoner I wouldn't matter t
I'm Sorry (NaruSasu)I’m sorry.I'm Sorry (NaruSasu)2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I tried to save you, but there was nothing I could do. You wouldn’t listen to me, no matter how much I screamed and cried. I tried to help, but you pushed me away. I tried to get you to see reason and I really wanted to help, no matter what it cost me; you did nothing but keep me distanced.
It’s my fault though. I know that. I should have tried harder. I should have known that you would leave us that day. I should have been there for you when you needed me the most. But I wasn’t. I wasn’t there for my best friend, even though I knew something was wrong. I shouldn’t have listened when you told me to go away, and now everyone is suffering because of me.
I’m so sorry.
It felt like we always did everything together back in those days. It would be just the four of us, hanging out and having fun, all of us smiling and laughing. Except, you never really smiled, did you? And we never noticed, it seemed. Maybe you thought we didn’t care
How I Met The Awesomeness Mare EverHow I Met The Awesomeness Mare Ever3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
How I met The Awesomeness Mare Ever
By: DolphinBuster starring: Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle
Hey, my name is Rainbow Dash. The most awesome, most radical, most amazing, most spectacular, pony in all of Equestria. Most ponies call me the fastest flier too. Heck, I've even got a cool crown thingy to prove it!
Anyway. I thought I'd share a story, a story that will blow. Your. Mind. A story about how I met the most awesome mare ever, the mare of my dreams. A story about how I met, and ended up being with Twilight Sparkle.
Okay, so one day I was just doing my usual activity, which is flying. Duh. And I was just soaring over Ponyville when I saw this crazy beautiful mare with a little purple dragon trotting around. I don't know why I felt this way and I definitely, didn't know how to explain how I felt I just all of a sudden felt like my mind was going to explode of too much awesomeness!
She looked like she wa
By Your Side, Forever and EverBy Your Side, Forever and Ever3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
THE CANTERLOT SERIES
Ponies with Battlelore
[Click here for the accompanying song]
By Your Side, Forever and Ever
Greed now rules the spoils of war.
Queen has set her throne on the royal hall (the ruins of the realm)
I have walked through the dark
I have fought my way out of her prison.
I have witnessed the war
I have found my love wrapped in oblivion.
The eldritch swarm over our world,
My shining one, where have you gone?
Devourer's claws hold on your heart,
My shining love, where are you lost?
Broken harmony, its protectors fell
Imprisoned their kin, in repressed tears (the realm of peace)
From beasts he swore to shield his home,
My shining one, the guardian.
Wake from the queen's dormant veil,
Within your heart resides our hope.
In despair we need your gallant strength,
My shining one, reclaim your shield.
I'll support your task,
Epilouge 'Family'Alek rubbed his eyes, sitting himself upright. He had nearly fallen asleep in his chair.Epilouge 'Family'5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The fire crackled nicely in front of him, drowsiness threatening to take over again. He stood and stretched, then headed out the door of his quarters. Someone ran into him just then, nrealy sending him flying.
"Watch it! - Oh! Sorry Dad!" the young boy ran to Alek and hugged him. Alek laughed and ruffled the boy's hair.
"Where exactly are you headed off to in such a rush, Jaspert Volger?" Alek asked, holding the boys shoulders.
"Out to the courtyard. Master Klopp told me he would let me take a few steps around in the runabout today!"
Alek studied his son's excited face. He looked so much like his mother, sharp fine features and bright blue eyes, but dark hair like his father. His eyes sparked with excitement, and his smile was as charming as anything.
"Alright, get along now. Remember, you've got a few lessons this evening with Dr. Barlow tonight"
Little Jaspert sighed, looking annoyed.
Chapter 2 EditThe next few days were extremely difficult for Alek. He couldn't keep his mind off Deryn. Each time he looked at her he noticed just how feminie she was. It was amazing that no one else noticed. When he wasn't with her, he was wishing he was.Chapter 2 Edit5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Even more amazing was how attracted he was to her after only knowing her true gender for less than a week. It was like he'd known her his whole life. Well, he really had. Before coming to the Leviathan, it was like his life was a blur, a dream that never really existed at all. She was the only friend he'd ever really had. He felt completed when he was with her.
"What are you doing, you fool?" Deryn snapped at him as they were walking Tazza together one evening. Alek had absentmindedly reached for her hand, and she had to slap it away.
"Sorry, sorry. I am." he said, angry that he had let himself slip like that.
"You know how that would look to others, bum-rag. I don't need people thinking anything else along with what the already most likely do."
Prologue 1"Dylan, I don't think this is such a good..."Prologue 15 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The boys voice cut right through his, a smile on his face. "Tell me one thing right now, Alek" he looked Alek square in the eye, and he gulped, gripping hte fabricated leather that bound him into the seat, his knuckles white. "Do you trust me?"
Of course he trusted Dylan. He had kept Alek's secrets since they met. But this was not a matter of trust, it was a matter of life or death, or so it felt to Alek.
"Yes. I trust you." he told Dylan earnestly.
"Then listen to me when I say you'll be fine." he patted the yellow object in Alek's hand. "Just release this semaphore flag if something goes wrong, or if you get the clart scared out of you." Dylan smirked. "I'll be down here watching and I'll haul you down in a squick."
And with that Alek was climbing, no, flying. The small seat he was strapped to swung sickeningly as the godless creature Dylan called a Huxley rose into the air. Alek barely dared to watch as Dylan and the top of the Leviathan
Chapter 1-DerynDeryn couldn't believe what shed said to him. How could I have been so stupid!, she thought, storming into her cabin and slamming the door. He hand seemed to act of its own accord as it rammed into the wall, crunching the wood beneath it.Chapter 1-Deryn5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Fool! I'm a bloody fool!" she yelled, stomping over to her bed and throwing herself on it, burying her face under her pillow. There she sobed for a good twenty minutes, unable to help herself.
She hadn't ment to be so rude. She was jsut fed up with Alek tryign to pry things out of her. She couldn't tell him her secret, even though it was tearing her up inside to keep it from him. It was only fair that he knew, seeing as he had told her jsut abotu everything. But if he knew she wasn't a boy....she was sure he'd flip over the moon and never speak to her again.
When she'd finally had her fill of girly nonsense, she changed into her work clothes and ran up onto the ships topside, pushing every single thought of the prince ot hte back of her he
Chapter 6 'Gifts Aplenty'Alek glanced at this watch as he followed Lilit through the narrow streets. Three fifteen. He was late.Chapter 6 'Gifts Aplenty'5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Lilit, whatever this is, can't it wait until I get out of work? I'm trying to make myself a living - "
"Quiet, we're almost there"
Alek made a face but continued on. It best be important ot drag her halfway across the world looking for him. Soon she ducked inside the doorway of an abandoned apartment building. Alek was almost out of breath, not having ran like that since being aboard the Leviathan. Lilit looked fine however, even in her black silk clothes.
"What's this about? How in the world did you find me?" Alek sat, catching his breath.
Lilit sat next to him, smiling. "I just had to know where to look."
He looked at her incredulously. "Seriously. How?"
She laughed, her face looking very tired, and much older than she remembered. "As soon as Nene heard of your 'death', she laughed. She knew there was no way you could ever be dead. She told me she suspected it would be too much fo
Death Of YouDeath came and took you awayDeath Of You5 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Finding it hard to make it through another day
I tried in vain to remove the pain
How many more tears must I cry before everything inside me dies
Feels like a knife cutting deep into the flesh of my life
Killed by the loneliness I am forced to keep
Heart Broken beyond repair , forever buried in despair ...
Bring Him HomeDeryn slumped down into the weathered chair, defeated. Her filthy midshipman uniform clung to her body with sweat, taking some distraction from the hot embarrassment she felt flooding through her veins at the moment.Bring Him Home5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"And I don't ever-" her mother's voice screeched with fury, her plump face turning a ruddy color with anger to match her daughter's.
"Ma, this is my passion! Ever since Da died- " Deryn sputtered out.
"No. Don't you say a word, young lady. Passion has nothing to do with it! A young woman such as yourself doesn't go hop on some warship and come back like like this!" Mrs. Sharp vigorously waved her flour-stained palms in Deryn's direction, and Deryn could do nothing but hang her head in shame.
Another set of eyes had been watching this scene, taking in the childish bickering. The brunette knew better than to get between a mother and her offspring, so he forced himself not to make a sound and drew himself to the farthest corner of the table.
"Why can't you just ac
Marked Ones Drown (Lunaverse)Marked Ones Drown (Lunaverse)3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
My Little Poem
Ponies with Nightwish
[Click here for the accompanying song]
Marked Ones Drown
Followed her to the town below the pale moonlight
Through the maze of shades to the heart of forest
In the night we dance, enjoying the endless feast
Yet can you hear
How the past keeps haunting us for our sins
"Have you seen those ruins, where the plague took place?"
"My child "
"She's hexed, marked by a black curse."
"Her mark "
"An impure sign of a plague;
Rid of her, it will spread as we speak!"
"Little one drowns, she will drown, drown, deeper down
the river wild will purify your cursed child.
Little one drowns, she will drown, drown, deeper down
the waters take her away with her cursed mark.
Marked ones drown, they will drown, drown, deeper down
Click Click Boom (Sasuke)"Offer me money!" The pistol cracked against his skull again, jerking him to the side with an anguished cry. Yamada spit out a mouthful of blood as the tears seeped down his face in dirty rivers.Click Click Boom (Sasuke)6 months ago in Drama More Like This
"I'll give you as much as you want!" he wailed. "My fa-ather! He, he'll get it—!!"
Sasuke punched him, hard, in the stomach. Hard enough in fact that Yamada hit the wall just behind him long before he collapsed. A loud grunt was all he loosed amongst the saliva as his eyes rolled partially into his skull and he crumpled into a massive heap.
"Offer me anything!" Sasuke roared.
After catching his breath, still collapsed and sobbing on the floor, Yamada wheezed, "Gold, j-jewels... Wh-whatever you want I'll g-give it to you!"
Suddenly the Uchiha was deathly quiet. With nary a word he hauled the Yakuza Boss' son up by the fine hairs on his scalp and roughly set him in his feet. The taller man was blubbering whimpers and sobs, bleeding heavily and crying quietly as he shied away from the brune
.there are.4 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
to speak of
and i want
to know how
spark and squeal
against my tongue
and end up
if the fucked up
were darts instead
the bulleye's blood
A Little Christmas Luck! (Rock Lee x Reader)“Sakura!” your harried voice called over the thick crowd. “Oi, over here!”A Little Christmas Luck! (Rock Lee x Reader)10 months ago in Romance More Like This
The young woman looked up at your voice, cheeks reddened from the cold—or possibly from the young brunette standing just behind her, hanging onto her waist with both arms, and nuzzling his cold nose into the crown of her head. Giggling quietly as he muttered something into her ear, she waved you over to her. “What is it (y/n)-chan?”
You jogged over to the shivering pair standing just outside the clinic; Sasuke must have just picked Sakura up from work. “Sakura have you seen Lee?” A gloved hand brushed thick hair from in front of your (e/c) eyes as you looked around hopefully.
“No, sorry I haven’t,” the pink-haired young woman responded, shaking her head as best she could while Sasuke’s face was still buried in her hair. “Why, did you need him?” She swatted a hand at the coal-eyed young man distractedly when he laid a small
Shot to the TruthShot to the TruthShot to the Truth5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Deryn entered her private chambers, exhausted from three days of nonstop work on the Leviathan. Finally she was able to take a few minutes to change out of her sweaty uniform and change into something more appropriate. She sighed, remembering that they'd arrive to Japan the very next day and Alek would vanish from the Leviathan forever. He would probably vanish into the wilderness and somehow find a way back to the main land and hideout until this barking daft war would be over. Deryn shook her head, clearing her thoughts of Alek from her mind, reminding herself that he was a barking prince -that's archduke you dummkopf!- and she was a lowly mooneye-eyed lassie that served as an airman. She couldn't fall for him; she couldn't, unless she wanted him to run a mile. Anyway once Alek was gone, so would her feelings for him, too. Deryn put on a determined look on her face and chased away all thoughts of Alek that entered her mind.
Love The Way You Lie (Sasuke)He had this habit of always coming back. He thought of it as coming home. But it was always the same routine. One comment, one sentence, a word, a fight, a strike, on the floor, screaming and crying with tears flowing harder than anything, slamming doors and broken hearts and abandoned promises.Love The Way You Lie (Sasuke)10 months ago in Drama More Like This
He would leave every time, or be left. He would break down, sliding down the wall with his back to the cool surface, breaking down and pouring his soul into his battered cries. He would cradle his bruising cheek, rub the raw marks around his neck, try to make them go away.
They never did.
But he had this habit of always coming back. It didn’t matter how often he was hurt, didn’t matter how many hurtful words were spit in his face. It didn’t matter, the acid burning at his heart and eating away his essence. Because he always crawled back, begging for something he ultimately knew he couldn’t have.
All he had ever wanted was to feel loved. To be accepted. To be needed and w
Cry When No One Is Watching (Sasuke)"Oi, Sasuke-kun... No more tears, ne?" The soft smile lit up the Jonin's face, reaching to his eyes and closing them pleasantly. And as much as Sasuke wanted to steer away from the hand that affectionately ruffled his fluffy locks, he couldn't help but find solace in it.Cry When No One Is Watching (Sasuke)9 months ago in Drama More Like This
The brunette sniffed heavily, wiping under his eyes with the back of his hand. "I didn't think anyone was here," he admitted, tone thick and heavy and humiliated. Some strong shinobi he was, breaking down crying in the middle of the woods at night like a lost child. He should have been more attentive, should have realized his old teacher was right there.
"Well I am, Sasuke," Kakashi responded after a moment's silence. His tone spoke of hidden promises and assurances beyond that of literal sense. "I've always been here."
The Uchiha chose to ignore the way his chest tightened and his eyes burned, fighting back more tears even as he began to lose. "I've missed you all," he suddenly choked out, turning to Kakashi with a st
Dreaming Sweet (SasuNaru)"Mnh... Sas..."Dreaming Sweet (SasuNaru)8 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
The ragged but soft voice over his shoulder almost made him jump. Almost. Thankfully he had heard the younger shinobi open the door to his office before he spoke up, and had noted the scuffle of feet against their worn wooden floor.
The brunette in question turned to glance in the direction of his lover, eyes narrowed with concern. Naruto was disheveled and wrought with a case of bed-head at best, eyes red and puffy from sleep, expression generally distraught. He looked like he was barely holding back his trembling.
"What are you doing up so late?" Sasuke gently asked, extending a hand for his love to take. A quick glance at his desk clock told him he'd been working until nearly three in the morning again.
"Had a bad dream," Naruto mumbled in response, rubbing at one of his eyes and slowly shuffling forward. He took Sasuke's hand gratefully, sinking onto his knees and nuzzling his head into the older man's chest.
"You know you're okay now right?" the Uchiha gently promp
Waking Is A Dream (SasuNaru)Deep blue eyes snapped open and instantly he was aware of his prickling skin, his racing heart, his shallow, quipped breaths. He felt like he was suffocating, still felt like he was being chased, and felt like if he didn’t move, didn’t flee, his life was in grave peril. He could see the ceiling of his room, felt the heat of his lover lying next to him, but couldn’t seem to shake that terrorized feeling of having nearly been caught.Waking Is A Dream (SasuNaru)8 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Naruto rolled onto his side so quietly and so carefully one would think he was trying to avoid alerting anyone to his presence. And somewhere in his mind, he still was. Honestly, he couldn’t even remember his dream, hadn’t from the second he awoke, but it was prominent enough in his thoughts that it frightened him yet. It was with a tremble and a tingling in his gut that he subtly pressed close to his brunette partner’s back, leeching warmth from him.
Sasuke didn’t wake from the light touch, breathing evenly and peac