I am standingIt's been months since I wanted to break out of my body. Okay, that's a lie. But it's been days. Days since I've felt static scorch underneath my skin, felt colours cutting into my eyes, had to explain that these aren't metaphors. There are so many ways you can get used to living. I wonder if anyone else feels empty when they don't have creatures clawing up through their throat.I am standing1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
I don't know what art is, or what okay is. I like to believe I know it when I feel it, but I'm not so sure I would. I think people expect me to be a lot more insightful than I am right now. I don't think they take into account that boredom is stressful, and stress can shatter you like roots in concrete. Maybe I'm growing. But I don't even know if I'm bored. I feel like a lot of different people, or a lot of aspects of different people, all trying to learn how to stand one another.
It's been days since I wanted to break out of my body. I'm watching the sunrise from the wrong side, but I did sleep. I'm not curlin
I'm Sherlock and I Know It!Yeah. Yeah.I'm Sherlock and I Know It!4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
When I walk on by,
The Yard be looking like 'What a prick'.
I think to the beat, walking down the street with my pet MD.
Yeah, This is how I roll,
DG shirt yeah, under control.
It's Donovan with her big ass fro.
Now this is dull so I'm gonna go.
Girl, look a dead body!
Girl, look a dead body!
Girl, look a dead body!
Girl, look, a dead body!
Girl, look a dead body!
Girl, look a dead body!
When I walk in the morgue, this is what I see,
Everybody stops and is glaring at me,
I got a suspicion in my mind and I aint afraid to prove it!
I'm Sherlock and I know it.
I'm Sherlock and I know it.
I'm Sherlock and I know it.
Yeah, when I'm in the hall,
I'm the one who saved "Reichenbach Falls".
When I wear a sheet, Mycroft steps on it with his feet.
This is how I roll,
Come on, John, it's time to go
We hit it to the streets,
Watson don't be nervous
A scarf, peacoat, and I've got a purpose
Girl, look a dead body!
Girl, look a dead body!
LovecraftMaybe Lovecraft was right,Lovecraft7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
As laying awake I shiver,
The invisible beastly faces,
That leer, unknowable, in the night.
He who said that the greatest sensation
Was that screaming terror that surrounds
Humans in the coal-black places
As they know they have no control over creation.
And while the good lie asleep in bed,
The sorcerers who were hidden escape,
Praising Gods beyond the souls capability,
To understand, as to be saved is to be lead.
While those who froth in madness scream,
Of things that were beyond their understanding,
Their dead eyes glaring back the reflections of eternity
And they know that nothing is as it should seem.
And from this blinding, choking bleakness,
One should find the reason to hope,
But no, all that is left is things beyond things,
Manipulating human stupidity and weakness.
As here a little child I stand,
On the edge of something so horrifically vast
That no man or woman can glare into it and return,
With soul intact from that dark land.
Incantations and Deductions Chapter TwelveThe expression of shocked surprise on Sherlock's face would almost be comical if John felt anything like laughing. Someone died after jumping from John's window: of course Sherlock would want to check out the room. Obviously Sherlock's surprised that anyone as 'dull and mundane' as John could have worked out his plans.Incantations and Deductions Chapter Twelve4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"John." Sherlock begins and then seems to just stop.
John rolls his eyes. "It's alright, I know why you're here, I'm not going to bother you, just wanted to make sure you didn't do any weird experiments on my stuff."
Sherlock just nods, seemingly nervous. He doesn't move; it's as if his feet are rooted to the rug he's standing on.
"Aren't you going to get on with it, then?" John asks. He knows his tone is blunt, and if he's honest, verging on rude, but he's not the one who has just broken into someone else's room. It seems especially egregious after nine months of no contact between the two of them.
"Well, I-" Sherlock starts again and then breaks off his eyes darting up
Raise Your FistsIf you're sick of being hated on,Raise Your Fists4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
For the way you dress,
And the music you listen to...
If you're sick of racism,
And overall prejudice...
If you're proud to be who you are,
Whether you be gay,
Straight, bisexual, or trans...
If you're excited to be different,
Show the world what you've got,
And prove the haters wrong...
Raise your fists with me.
We are more than they,
Are ever going to be.
Halo 4 EpilogueWarning: This story contains spoilers for Halo 4, particularly the end of the game. If you haven't finished the game and don't want any of it ruined, do not read until you have finished the campaign.Halo 4 Epilogue3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
John stared down at the Earth below. He'd never really appreciated it from a distance, but he'd been rather busy the last time he'd been at Earth and hadn't really had the time to look. It was beautiful when he looked at it. His home was gone, Reach nothing more than a ball of glassed land. Now this was the closest thing to home that he had. At least this was the planet he could call home. He didn't think of Earth though when he thought of home. He didn't think of a planet at all.
John heard boots on the observation deck behind him and he willed the person to leave him alone. He remembered Lasky from long ago, and understood that soldiers sometimes seemed to get attached to him as the leader of the Spartans, or the Spartan that destroyed a Halo, but he really didn't want to play the famous
(SpainXreaderXRomano) Mine and Mine Only Chapter 1SpainXreaderXRomano(SpainXreaderXRomano) Mine and Mine Only Chapter 13 years ago in Settings More Like This
Mine and Mine Only~
"Yesss!~ School is finally OVER!" You shouted with excitement and happiness as you ran outside away from that horrible haunted house that is called School.
Since Your house was nearby, you walked home from school instead of taking the bus. Once you took the bus for the heck of it and next thing you know, someone sneaked their hands into your lunch bag and took your pudding. I mean, YOUR PUDDING.
...You were depressed that day...
Anyways, You finally made it to your house just ready to spend your summer vacation like never before!
Once you were inside your cell phone started to ring.
You REALLY didn't want to answer it, but you always have a urge that you have too.
With a sigh you answered.
"Hello?" You said running through your (h/l) (h/c) hair.
"Hola (Name)! I didn't get a chance to see you at the end of school today!" Said a cheery Spanish voice.
You smiled. You knew who that was. It was your good friend Antonio. You've been fri
Moonborn: pt 1Adam jerked awake with the metallic taste of blood in his mouth. Breathing hard and drenched in a cold sweat, he sat up and ran his hands through his hair.Moonborn: pt 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He'd lost count of how many times he'd dreamt of the white wolf. After three months and well over five-hundred dollars wasted on fake psychics and palm-readers, he was still no closer to finding out what it meant. He sighed deeply and covered his face with his hands.
Reluctantly he peeked through his fingers at his alarm clock.
Letting out a groan, he fell back to the pillows. He'd have to get up for work at the diner soon.
It was a dead-end job and everyone there -- even his boss -- was afraid of him, but the meager paychecks kept the landlord off his back. That was the only reason he kept showing up.
As he showered and got dressed, his mind drifted to his former pack; the family he'd left behind. He remembered vividly the tears in his mother's eyes and the angry disappointment on his father's face as he'd told them his de
BeautifulKelly frowned at the male trainees as they watched Linda walk along the side of the pool. She didn't know why she was so mad at the moment. Linda was her friend and hasn't really done anything wrong and the guys were just watching her. Kelly didn't know why it bothered her so much.Beautiful3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Linda stopped to talk to Kathleen who was heading toward the lockers. Kelly was just watching them when she suddenly realized there was something very different about the two of them. Their bodies were different. Kathleen would have easily been able to pass off as one of the guys in normal clothing and in her swimsuit it was only evident that she was female because of the slight development of her chest. Linda was a completely different story. She looked like a full developed woman, curves and all. Was that what had all the guy's attention?
Kelly looked toward the male trainees and noticed that when Kathleen left they still kept their attention on Linda. Kelly really only cared that one of the men was watchi
Can we win?Can we win?3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Kelly looked to the man sitting on his cot across from her. He'd stopped sharpening his knife several minutes ago and was now just staring at it. She wasn't sure what was wrong with it but he seemed to be examining it, looking for any flaw. Kelly glanced around the room and saw only Grace sitting over with Anton, talking to each other. She opened a private COMM with John, double checking that it was private to be sure no one overheard them. "You know staring at that thing isn't going to make it any sharper." She made her tone light, hoping that she could ease whatever was bothering him with a bit of humor.
John looked up to her, but he didn't say anything. Kelly could feel his gaze, heavy on her, examining her like he had the knife. He slid the blade back into its place in his armor. His hand reached out, gently touching her hand. She looked down at it and then glanced back at Grace and Anton. She was surprised to see John doing something like initiating contact while others were aroun
Property of Ashley Williams"Commander Shepard. Captain of the Normandy. The first human Spectre. Savior of the Citadel."Property of Ashley Williams4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Dwayne Shepard was silent as he saw Ashley Williams walk up past Delan and towards him. He instantly felt a sense of relief wash right through his body at seeing that Ash was all right. Somehow, Dwayne never doubted that she would be safe, but seeing her walking up to Shepard .
That was what he had been hoping for on Horizon.
He smiled in relief as Ashley turned to Delan.
"You're in the presence of a god, Delan. Back from the ."
Ashley Williams turned back to face Dwayne Shepard, and paused upon looking at what was on his armor. She blinked uncertainly, frowning at Dwayne as she shook her head.
"Shepard " she said simply. "What is that that's written into your armor?"
All eyes promptly went to what was scrawled on the Commander's armor. In what looked like silver ink, the words "Property of Ashley Williams" were written on Dwayne's chest piece. The writing barely managed to avoi
TiredJohn was crouched, waiting behind a large rock. He checked over his assault rifle to be sure it was ready for anything that might attack them. He didn't have margin for error in a combat situation so he had to be sure that nothing got screwed up or it might cost him his life. He looked across the pathway to Fred, crouched beside the second rock. He could see that there were cracks along the shoulder armor of Fred's Mark IV armor and he made a note to remind the man to get it fixed.Tired3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
A blur of green and black passed them and John readied his rifle. The Grunts ran past, not at all aware of the two Spartans. As soon as they had passed Fred and John opened fire on the five-foot-tall aliens. The armor piercing rounds tore through the small aliens and they fell to the ground, torn apart by the bullets. John swept the area and saw nothing left alive. He lowered his rifle and looked back at the fallen aliens.
"It's like there's no end to these things." Fred kicked one of the torn up bodies near
8. RomanoxReader: Most Wonderful Time8. RomanoxReader: Most Wonderful Time3 years ago in Romance More Like This
It's the most wonderful time of the year
With the kids jingle belling
And everyone telling you "Be of good cheer"
It's the most wonderful time of the year
- It's the Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
"Oh come on Lovino," you whined knocking on the door to his bedroom again. "Feli is really looking forward to you coming over this year. Forget that Ludwig will be there for a moment, do you really want to disappoint Feli?"
"I don't care!"
You groaned, "Well I'm going, with or without you." You stood up and pulled out your present for him. "I'm leaving your present outside your door, there's leftover lasagna in the fridge. Goodnight."
The door cracked open slightly, "Fine," he grumbled, "but only to protect you from the potato bastard."
You smiled and managed to get the door open more so you could kiss him on the forehead, "My hero."
"S-stop it," Lovino blushed hard.
"Aw, Lovi~ you're so cute when you blush," you teased. "Come on; let's go see your brother."
Lovino put his arms around
Halo 5John stood alongside his teammates, not really sure what to expect. The other Spartans seemed to be at ease, but he couldn’t help but feel like he was missing something that they already knew. The only thing he was sure of was that the message that had directed them here was conveyed by a hologram of a black figure with red eyes. Now Blue Team was onboard a Sangheili ship, waiting in a chamber that consisted only of a round holo-tank in the center of the room. Linda and Kelly were calm and still, though John noted that Fred was absently flexing his hands as he stared at the door. John was about to open a private COM channel and ask for an explanation from Kelly when a door on the wall slid open. The Sangheili that stood in the entrance was familiar, but at the same time different.Halo 54 months ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Arbiter," John greeted the golden-armored Sangheili. The Arbiter’s current armor wasn’t quite what John recalled him wearing when he’d last seen him on the Ark, but it was hard to mis
CuddleKelly laughed as she landed on the bed, John putting out a hand to catch himself so he didn't crush her under him. His face nuzzled her neck and the arm around her waist tightened its hold. Kelly turned away from the midday sun that streamed into their room, turning to bury her face against his hair. Kelly's arms moved around his neck and upper body, returning the embrace. John then eased himself down so his other arm could slip around his wife in a vice-like grip. John mumbled something against Kelly's neck but she couldn't quite make out the words. Kelly made a confused sound and John readjusted his head so he wouldn't be talking against her skin. "Can I have an appreciation hour?"Cuddle2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Kelly considered her schedule, and determined that she could give him at least an hour. "All right, I'll set an alarm." John let her go and Kelly slipped away from him enough to reach one side of the bed. She set the alarm on their clock for an hour from the current time. Kelly knew that John would hit the
Chimera: A Garrus/Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 1: SHORE LEAVEChimera: A Garrus/Shepard Romance4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Silence .well, not perfect silence but a familiar and comforting one nonetheless. The hum of the ship and its crew going about their daily activities was something Shepard had come to find a certain peace in. The Alliance had given her a sense of belonging and the people she met and served with gave her a sense of family. Following in her parents footsteps gave her a sense of purpose. She never expected to come as far as she had. Still, it made her sad to know that her father would never know or see what his daughter had accomplished. Standing in the cockpit with Joker looking out the window, watching the stars streak by in the vast expanse of space, she was lost in thought
"Commander? ....Joker to Shepard .Hello?"
" ..what?" she absently answered still staring out the window.
"Oh nothing, you know, just trying to fly the ship here. Waiting for your orders while the Reapers hunt our ass and Cerberus gets away the usual."
Peeved, she turn
Romano x Reader Too SoonCold.Romano x Reader Too Soon3 years ago in Romance More Like This
That's how I felt.
The one person I loved, the only person I had really trusted....
She was gone.
I sat there, on the newly overturned earth, and turned my head to look up at the stars.
She would be up there tonight.
Tears flowed from my eyes, dripping from my chin, falling to the ground.
Why did you have to go?
I knew I wasn't the only one who felt this way.
She touched the heart of everyone she knew. Not one person who met her had anything negative to say.
She was an angel.
She was a goddess.
She was hope.
At the funeral today, not one attendee's eyes were dry.
We all loved her, cherished her, adored her. The impact she had made in everyone's lives was great. Even if you spoke with her no longer than a moment, you felt her warmth and kindness rubbing off on you.
Her stay in this cruel, judgmental world was far too short.
16 years wasn't enough time.
She deserved many, many more than what she ended up with.
She changed me.
She showed me kindness and compassion an
Blue 4 Chapter 10Kelly stood on the bridge with the other Spartan IIs. John had recounted what had happened with the Librarian for Lasky and Del Rio. It was obvious from the frown on Del Rio's face he wasn't happy, or maybe he just wasn't happy with any of this as he wasn't handling it well. Kelly glanced toward Cortana's hologram on the holotank. She didn't like them letting a rampant AI into the Infinity systems. She understood that Cortana had supposedly made contact with the Librarian but still wasn't sure about it. It was much too big of a risk to let an AI that kept having episodes into the most advances ship in the UNSC and their only way out of the planet.Blue 4 Chapter 103 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Kelly was sure that John was telling the truth, he saw what he saw, but she questioned how real what he'd seen was. He was still the only person to have seen either of the Forerunners and she wondered if he was putting too much faith in some things. He obviously couldn't, or didn't want to, see how rampant Cortana was. If whatever he'd seen w
Last MomentsSam watched them leave. He watched as John pulled Kelly down the passageway, away from him. He hated that they were leaving him, but he knew that they had to. If they stayed they would die with him. As much as he didn't want them to go, he didn't want them to die just as much.Last Moments3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Sam turned around, facing the oncoming barks of the aliens. He readied his rifle and raised it. He would give them one hell of a fight. He did another check of the mission counter, watching as the seconds ticked down to his death. He wondered if he'd given John and Kelly enough time to get away. No, he couldn't wonder about that. He had to focus on keeping them from even heading the same way his friends had gone.
The first of the five-foot-tall aliens moved around the corner and Sam opened fire. The bullets easily tore through the creature's body and the breathing mask on its face. It crumpled to the ground and Sam heard the terrified cries of what sounded like two more of the same species of aliens.
Sam eased fo
UniqueKelly-087 looked over the gathered Spartan-IVs, all standing in perfect lines and watching her. These Spartans had spent the last few weeks running drills that she herself had designed. Exercises that strengthened their legs, increased their reaction time, and tested their problem solving skills. The Spartans before her were the ones that had made it through that regiment and had done well. They would be the elite soldiers that she would teach most of her tricks to. She would try to teach them all of her tricks of course, but Kelly was well aware they couldn't keep up with her. No one could.Unique2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Kelly came to a stop before her soldiers and stood up tall. "Today you will be learning a skill that is special to the Rabbits." Kelly set her hands on her hips and smiled, able to see the light twitches of anticipation from a few of the soldiers. "War Games: load the example obstacle course." Behind Kelly a small course materialized, one she'd set up to show the Spartans what they'd learn. "This i
MachineMachine3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
John was distracted as he walked into the Spartan barracks. His mind was still focused on the taunts of the soldiers when he'd been heading toward the labs to have his armor removed. He was used to people muttering and calling him names but something annoyed him this time, he just couldn't put his finger on what.
"Someone's in a deep, pensive mood." John turned around to face Kelly as she spoke. She leaned up and placed a light kiss on his cheek. John shifted uncomfortably, not used to the public shows of affection. Sure they were alone in the barracks at the moment but to him it was still public. "Calm down, John. No one can see us."
"Anyone could come around," John argued. "We could go somewhere private if you wish to continue a path of affection."
Kelly sighed and shook her head. "No, you kind of killed the flow. Sometimes I wish you could be more relaxed. I love who you are John, but this stuff isn't your strong point."
John frowned, not sure if he should be offended. He decided th
Camera of Change: The Cabin Part 1“Dude, I swear to you this cabin of mine is the tits! It’s belonged to my family for as long as I can remember; besides the office is going to be closed down for the next couple weeks for the holidays,” said Craig, talking to his coworker Alex.Camera of Change: The Cabin Part 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“I dunno, Craig. I’m not one for the wilderness and the whole outdoors,” Alex replied as he put away some paperwork .
Craig Lann and Alex Ross were coworkers at a local office firm. Craig was the head of their area while Alex had been working there for a few months. The two had hit it off pretty well, slowly becoming good friends, but were still more like acquaintances, which was why Alex was rather iffy on spending a couple weeks in a secluded area with his boss. Craig had described it as this quiet acreage that his family had owned for quite a few generations and with the fall season coming to an end, the trees changing colors was just a beautiful sight.
The company the two were working for, Halbert Enterpri
Spartan IVKelly stood in the observation room, watching the Spartan-IVs inside the holo-chamber as they played a war game identified as “Oddball”. They’d been running the game type all day, and Kelly had been observing the proceedings for several hours. A Spartan in red and yellow Recruit armor cursed over the COMs as another Spartan in purple and orange EOD armor gunned him down from behind, just feet away from the corner the ball-holder was around. Kelly just watched in disappointment as the EOD armored Spartan rounded the corner just to have the ball slammed into his head by its carrier. Sadly Kelly wasn’t really surprised by the failure, or the Spartan’s absolute botch of a good opportunity.Spartan IV2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The door to the observation room opened and Kelly turned to see Senior Chief Petty Officer Mendez enter. Kelly moved to face him and snapped to attention. “Sir,” she greeted crisply.
“As you were, Spartan,” Mendez said as he moved to stand beside Kell
Hunter's Moon 2: GhostsHunter's moon: GhostsHunter's Moon 2: Ghosts3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Father, is that really how you met Mother?" Nukluk, the eldest of our pups posed the question while Fera, our youngest, pounced on my swooshing tail. I could feel a few jabs of pain as she dug her teeth into my poor tail. I winced. Jasmine pulled Fera away gently by the scruff of her neck. Holding the small pup barely three winters old, Jasmine gave a sigh of exasperation, but smiled all the same.
"Fera, what are we going to do with you?" The small wolf gave a quiet yip and fell asleep in her mother's arms. Jasmine held her daughter close to her chest and cradled her softly. Watching the display of affection, I smiled. My heart was bursting with happiness. I'm going to have four amazing children, the best mate a wolf could ever ask for, and a supporting pack. The beginning of our lives together may have been full of struggles, but we managed to pull through. Together, just the way I li