Fire's Dominion - Chapter One
A Smoke Filled Room
The autumn sun blazed through a large window behind the oak desk, heating the room as though it was a hot summer afternoon. The Gherkin's cooling system somehow managed to keep the office comfortable. It had been an unusually hot summer and an even more unusually hot autumn. The man sitting behind the desk gazed upward at the smoke from his cigarette, which slowly billowed higher and disappeared as it reached the vent in the ceiling. He wasn't supposed to be smoking in his office but he didn't really care and he could easily hide his actions. He returned his harsh and observant stare upon the city below. The streets of London were bustling with tourists and their cameras, all stopping just in front of his building in order to snap a postcard-perfect shot of this majestic city on the Thames and this oddly shaped glass building that was now iconic to the city.
He took a deep breath and let his mind wrap around a countless number of thoughts that fille
Adbertos - 1Adbertos - 14 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
There is a saying that the most serene surroundings often hide the most disconcerting, hideous secrets. And sometimes those secrets aren't so... secret.
In the midst of the sun-soaked forest, under the leafy emerald trees was a clearing and in this clearing was a place that the surrounding villages knew to be a place of torture and death for any unfortunate enough to be taken from their home. Those who had built the place called it a ranch, though the name hardly did the place justice. The term ranch normally brought to mind a warm home filled with hardworking, honest people; not the steely, cold gray structure that seemed to leech any promise of peace or happiness from the very air. To view it sent shivers down the spines of those being brought up to the gates, knowing that once they entered this compound they would never again leave.
It was from within this place that a pair of brown eyes peered out, watching as the scouts returned from their mission with more prisoners in tow. Human