Nightwing/Robin: Boys' Day OutSam is sitting in his room, sighing. He pets Barkley while doing his homework.Nightwing/Robin: Boys' Day Out2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sam: *sigh* Wish Joey didn't have to go to Central City to show their police how the new WayneTech forensic lab equipment.
Sam: I know, I know Bruce also sent him to work with the Flash again....
Alfred: (off panel) Man has poor eating etiquette
Sam turns to see Alfred
Sam: Oh, hey Alfred. Just doing the homework you gave me.
Alfred: Indeed, you made a calculative error on question three
Sam: Huh? *looks* OH! *corrects it* Is it dinner yet? Or is something going on?
Alfred: Everything is in order, nothing to worry about
Sam: Is that all?
Alfred: Is something the matter, lad?
Sam: With Joey out of town...I feel like I'm a fifth wheel or something....
Alfred: Well you are a young boy sir
Sam: I can't stand it. Everyone else has something to do...and I don't.
Alfred: I'm assuming you're talking about something more exciting than math?
Alfred: Did Master Damian "train" you today?
When it Rains - Chapter 17: Something NewWhen it Rains - Chapter 17: Something New2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Bruce took Jack to his room and laid him on his bed to rest more comfortably. There at the corner he found a change of clothes for both Jack and him. It felt so uncomfortable being in wet and constricting business clothes. He looked over to Jack to make absolutely sure that he was asleep. He didn't want the jester to catch him in the buff while he stripped. He quickly changed into the set of dry and casual clothes then took the new dry pajamas over to Jack. He cautiously unraveled the blanket off his pale body and tried not to lay eyes on the naked white form in front of him. But it was hard to ignore it though. Such stark chalk white skin discolored by numerous bruises and scars. Bruce found himself gazing at these marks, some of them he recognized from their many battles. He went over to touch a scar near the corner of Jack's pale shoulder until he began to shudder from being exposed. Bruce quickly snapped back to reality and dressed the unconscious clown. Just as he was about finish
When it Rains - Chapter 19: When it RainsWhen it Rains - Chapter 19: When it Rains2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
There was no sign of him, he was all alone…
Bruce awoke in the dead of night, his eyes adjusted to the dark he saw that he was by himself in the bed. He groggily got up, put on his sweats and began to walk out of his bedroom. He wandered toward the bathroom, maybe Jack was there. "Jack," he whispered softly as he lightly tapped the door. There was no answer, the light wasn't even on. Perhaps he got hungry and found his way to the kitchen. Bruce quietly descended to the kitchen… again there was no sign of the missing clown.
A sinking cold feeling began to set in inside his heart. Suddenly, the lights of the kitchen flickered on. Bruce turned to see that it was a tired looking Alfred standing behind him.
"Sir, what are you doing down here?" he asked with a yawn.
"Alfred – it's Jack. I can't find him," Bruce explained as he passed the butler.
"Master Bruce where are you going?" questioned Alfred as he hurried after his master.
They descended down to the cave; Bruce bec
When it Rains - Chapter 11: AloneWhen it Rains - Chapter 11: Alone2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Bruce quickly went back to his room; he needed to be alone and away from Joker. Once there he was still breathing hard and raised a hand to his lips. God, what's wrong with him?! He actually let Joker kiss him and at some point he was kissing the madman back! He could feel his skin crawl but at the same time he felt so stimulated. The kiss was animalistic like a basic urge overwhelming all reason but there was something he couldn't look past besides the obvious fact that not only was Joker his enemy but also a man. The jester seemed so cold against him; it was like trying to breathe life back into a corpse. How could someone, who was so deadly and so immoral, incite such feelings? Joker was a villain, a madman, a psychopath and so much more… but Bruce couldn't help revel into that sudden kiss. Again Bruce felt torn from such contradicting feelings; he really just needed to be alone.
Alfred had noticed when his master rushed out of the cave and went to his bedroom. He couldn't ge
When it Rains - Chapter 6: House RulesWhen it Rains - Chapter 6: House Rules2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Bruce stormed through the cave's entrance to find Alfred by the computer and far away from Joker. "Are you all right Alfred?!" cried Bruce as he ran to his butler. He saw that the man was shaken as if he saw a ghost. "Did he hurt you?!"
"I'm fine Master Bruce. Joker just scared me is all," spoke Alfred as he tried to compose himself. "He just leapt at me to grab the device from my person. I thought for sure he was going to throttle me, but he let me go once he had what he wanted."
Bruce was in an outrage, after all he did for that fucking clown and this is how he repaid him!? He rushed to where the Joker was laying down; the jester was content to see the real face of his most gracious host. Those cold but fiery sapphire eyes of his burned into him and he loved it, those eyes seemed more intense without the mask. "About time, what're crazy Brucey? You left poor Geoffrey here in these caves by himself, shame on you. Didn't you know there's a deranged clown sleeping in these caves? Oh, by
When it Rains - Chapter 10: DualityWhen it Rains - Chapter 10: Duality2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Bruce fled the scene as fast as he was able to. He made his way to the computer and shed his mask off. Again, he found himself torn from his actions. What came over him this time? He came home after chasing Scarecrow for six hours to find him hold up in an abandoned warehouse trying to get his operation up and running. After taking the ex-psychiatrist back to Arkham he returned to the cave about three in the morning to find the security feed still running on the computer screen displaying Joker screaming as he tossed and turned in the cot. Had it not been for those cameras Bruce would've never known about the jester's agony for the room was soundproof. Instinctively, he rushed in to see what was wrong and again he found himself holding onto his nemesis. Though this time it was Joker seeking comfort from whatever horrible nightmare he was having, that moment still held the duality of being good and wrong at the same time.
"Batsy, I know you're still there," spoke Joker aloud so t
When it Rains - Chapter 8: UnderstandingWhen it Rains - Chapter 8: Understanding2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Bruce descended the steps and came back to where Joker resided. Once he laid eyes on the empty bed he nearly dropped the platter of food he was carrying. "Damn it Joker…" spoke Bruce in a simmering rage. He set down the tray and immediately went on the search for the deranged and dangerous clown. "Joker! Where the hell are you!" bellowed Bruce as his deep, dark and familiar persona. Joker had to be in the cave, the entrance through the grandfather clock was sealed and there was no way he'd be able to travel far being injured and under the influence of pain killers. Before he could shout again he caught glimpse of the jester standing in front of glass casings that enclosed mannequins that donned the costumes of his permanently retired subordinates. Rage started to blind his vision, the sight of his greatest enemy, that was directly responsible for Batgirl being in a wheelchair for the rest of her life and the death of his second Robin, being in the presence of their costumes grew
When it Rains - Chapter 12: ContradictionsWhen it Rains - Chapter 12: Contradictions2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Batman sure had a lot of work on his plate tonight; he even had to call in Nightwing and Oracle to help him seal off and get coordinates for all of Joker's escape routes. Most of them were in old and forgotten parts of the island. Gotham might sleep soundly for once seeing the inmates' only means of escaping Arkham are being permanently closed off.
"The next escape route, from what you described, should be over the west side of the Intensive Treatment building," spoke Oracle through Batman's communication link.
"Thanks Oracle, I'm heading over right now," replied Bruce as he rushed off to Arkham North.
"Nightwing, there's one next to you in between the docks and the Penitentiary," she added via the three way connection.
"I'm on it," reported Nightwing as he made his way to Arkham West. These were the last two routes that needed to be closed off; the warden was more than happy to agree to Batman and his team to search the island. Anything to ensure there would be no
When it Rains - Chapter 9: UncertaintyWhen it Rains - Chapter 9: Uncertainty2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
News of Scarecrow's escape filled the monitors of the Batcave's computers. Bruce was now diligently at work to secure leads to the ex-psychiatrist's plans. On a corner screen he would glance at security feed coming from Joker's cell. Since their encounter earlier afternoon, Joker merely was sitting on the cot staring aimlessly at the concrete walls. For hours he just stared, not even taking a moments rest. Now that it was night, Bruce didn't have the time to figure out what the clown was thinking. His own thoughts were a bit scrambled with everything that has been going on. Moments ago having his most dangerous enemy in his arms that moment of fleeting weakness still lingered in his thoughts. No matter how many times he played that moment in his mind, he couldn't figure out why he had reacted that way. He desperately wanted to calm the madman's rage and he did, but not without stirring something inside himself. It felt wrong embracing Joker it felt like a betrayal to everyone the clown
When it Rains - Chapter 13: Change in PerceptionWhen it Rains - Chapter 13: Change in Perception2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
For the past three days Joker did not once regain consciousness. Bruce was really beginning to worry, but his butler ensured that there was no serious trauma and that he was probably resting since he never did naturally sleep. Each day when he was done with board meetings at Wayne Enterprises or attending some charity function he would return to the cave and sit by his sleeping adversary. He would remain there until nightfall when his duty to Gotham would tear him from the unconscious clown's side. Bruce has heard from somewhere that someone in a comatose state was still aware of their surroundings, so he had Alfred bring in a small television. When Batman would leave to do his nightly rounds around the city, he'd turn on the TV to some Bugs Bunny cartoons or the news while he was gone.
Tonight he was going to bring in Harley Quinn back to Arkham. For the last few days he's caught her trail through the whispers of Gotham's underground. He heard that she was hiring a bunch of goons and
Cam 1c Night 1 No FoxyYou decide to take a peek at Pirate Cove. You tap the button, and the screen goes fuzzy for just a moment, switching to the area. The purple curtains were closed, and a sign hung on them reading "Out of order". "Huh...Wonder why it's out of order..." You mumble to yourself. "Where to look now..."Cam 1c Night 1 No Foxy11 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Vampires HALF OF CHAPTER FOUR "The Devil, the Master, and the deal of the mortal Girl."Vampires10 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Moments later a set of foot steps echoed from the depths of the dull grey corridors as the sun stretched its golden hand across the sky. The footsteps stopped when they met the door, and the door swung open. A scarlet set of eyes watched the young mortal below the sheets as she'd toss and turn amidst an ocean of crimson silk. The owner of those eyes was cloaked in darkness, and he would watch her in secrecy as she slept in his Manor.
While the dark and lanky figure stood to watch the woman inside the room for a second, lighter set of footsteps soon joined the stranger at the door way. White eyes, glowing in the darkness, watched the inhabitants inside the room only a few feet away from the red eyed stranger.
"Your Worship?" A voice rang snidely in inquiry; it belonged to the white-eyed figure.
The stranger with white eyes would snicker as if having been told a rather silly joke only it coul
vampiresThere are dark creatures that roam the night,vampires8 years ago in Horror More Like This
But never in the light,
Watching, waiting, for the right time ,
The victim they stalk,will get a very big shock ,
As their mouth opens wide,
two sharp bloodstained fangs hang either side ,
As their human like figure, alive looking , but so dead inside,
digs its teeth into your skin, dragging you into its arms so tight,
and sucks the blood from within ,
youre getting weaker, it is getting stronger,your life is getting shorter,
you close your eyes,never to see that creature again until you arise.
Erol - One Hand Crushing“May I…”Erol - One Hand Crushing10 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He paused for a moment, as if weighing how to best articulate himself. It was purely for show, of course.
“…express myself freely?”
In the silence that followed, even the light glinting off his shoulder guards seemed loud. When he shifted his weight to his other foot, the shine from the light bulb above ran over the metallic mask perched atop his head, bearing down on the strands of sharp orange and red hair.
He seemed to decide that the silence was an approval.
He held on to the words, speaking them slowly, almost a drawl. In a liquid motion he turned and took a step towards what had been his left. Then another.
Hands easily resting against the small of his back as he paced, looking ahead all the while.
“I find these odd little… ideas scattered here and there. Now, I admit it is quite f
Torn Drabble: Time For RegretsTorn Drabble: Time For Regrets3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
There was a kid who joined up, back in the beginning of Torn's days in the Underground. He had big green eyes and a crooked smile. Always ready to help. He didn't demand the most dangerous missions, knowing very well he wouldn't be able to handle them. He listened, never argued. He couldn't have been older than 15, and even that was pushing it.
"One day," he'd said. "I'm gonna do something and you're gonna be impressed, Torn. You'll be proud, I swear!" And he smiled the whole time, truly believing his words.
Torn had rolled his eyes in response, fighting the tug he felt at his lip to turn upward.
This kid had never been one to disobey orders-never broke the rules. He was perfect for small jobs; deliveries, message carrying and the occasional back-up. Torn had told him specifically never to argue with the Guard. In a world like theirs, they had to go unnoticed.
They said he was protecting someone- woman, child, it didn't matter. All that mattered was he was shot dow
VampiresIf it hadn't been for the blood matted in her hair, I would have noticed Jane's eyes first. They had lost their former blue coloring and were now fully dialated black pools. I shifted my flashlight to get a better view, seeing more blood dripping down from a gash on her forhead. She groaned as the light hit her and curled up defensivly, eyes tightly shut. "Get...rid of...the...light..." she moaned, voice sounding thick and muffled. "Jane, what is it? Jane? Jane!" In a panic I dropped my light and dropped down beside her. With the light gone, she looked at me, the dark twisting her features into something inhuman. I then realized that it was because she wasn't, and she snarled to reveal pointed teeth. She lunged, aiming for my throat, and I tried to dodge.Vampires7 years ago in Horror More Like This
Her speed surprised me, and I realized that I was powerless to protect my exosed neck. Seconds became hours as the attack happened. I felt her hot breath against my skin, followed by the searing pain of her teeth ripping through. I fe
Vampire knight ending songJapanese version:Vampire knight ending song7 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Hi miss Alice
Anata garasu no me de donna yume o
Mada atashi kokoro ga sakete nagareteru
Tstukurotta sukima ni sasaru kioku-tachi
Still you do not answer
Still you do not answer
Hi miss Alice
With your glass eyes, what kind of dreams
Are you able to see?
Are you able to see?
Still my heart rips and flows out
Repair the fissure with its motile memories.
Still you do not answer
Still you do not answer.
Batgirl: Small Steps To RecoveryBatgirl enters through the window to her apartment.Batgirl: Small Steps To Recovery2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Batgirl: *narrating* Ow...how could a woman with a literal hole in her head be that tough...Good thing Alysia isn't here or she'd have a fit! *takes off her cowl* Right now all I want is a hot shower and to cuddle up with Alaska and end my night on a more positive note, like hacking into the GCPD to see what we know about "Absence"
A bit later, Babs is getting ready to settle in for the night when her cell rings.
Babs: Damn it, who would be calling at this hour. *picks up the phone* Who is it?
Batman: *on phone* Barbara....
Babs' mood changes
Babs: Bruce...is something wrong?
Batman: *on phone* I need your help with something....
Babs: Depends on the something.
Batman: *on phone* It's Joseph
Babs reacts, she knows what Batman might be asking her, though we don't.
The next morning, Babs' van pulls up to Wayne Manor, where Alfred is waiting. Sam is sitting on the front stairs with him, petting Barkley. Babs gets out of the van and appro
Vampires - Chapter 1The sky was growing paler, the stars fading. Dawn was nearly upon the countryside. Vanadis pushed forward through the trees, running hard. He had to get back home before the sun rose; had to get back to the sweet darkness of his familys ancestral chateau. Sweat dripped down his face despite the mornings chill. The first pink appeared at the horizon. He had to make it home. He ran, his boots crunching over the leaf litter. His hair hung loose, limp with sweat. He wasnt going to make it . Panic was beginning to set in. The suns rays were beginning to peek through the trees. He was going to burn, burn and die in the sun. The sun, deadly to his kind. He had to find a cave, a shelter, something. Anything. He drove blindly on, down towards the river. The river was his best chance at survival. He had to transform. At his size, he could never hope to squeeze into one of the tiny crevices in the rock cliffs by the river, but a lizard could.Vampires - Chapter 18 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Vanadis dropped down to h
Retrieve What Has Been LostRetrieve What Has Been Lost11 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
The rusty, red wolf galloped through the city streets easily. She knew the way well for she had traveled this same path nearly every night. Her limbs moved easily and freely beneath her. Running was one of her favorite things. It was such an enjoyment for her that even the dreary hopelessness of the night's journey couldn't bring her down so long as she was in motion. She followed the familiar streets until she came to an old tavern. She slipped in the back, careful to avoid any people. Once in, she vaulted onto a high shelf and slipped into a dark hole in the wall above the shelf. A set of cheaply carpeted stairs rose in front of her. Without a break in movement, she leapt up the stairs, three, sometimes four at a time. The old stairs weren't very many to begin with and she was at the top within seconds. Here she hesitated outside an old door. The whole p
Two Perespectives - OppositesTo loveTwo Perespectives - Opposites6 years ago in Open More Like This
To love someone immensely
To love someone so much you never want to lose them
To love someone so much you bare your soul to them
To love someone so much you tear yourself open for them to see
To love someone so much
To fear what it would be like to lose them
To feel what it would be like to lose them
To want to save them
To want to save them no matter what
To mourn the need to save them no matter what
To mourn the absolute need to save them no matter what
To have the one you love turn you away
To have the one you love look at you with disdain
To have the one you love think you a monster
To have to one you love turn away from you
To have the one you love push you away
To have died for the person
To have died for the person you love
To have the person you died for forget you
To have the person you died for remember you
To have the person you died for still push you away
To have tried desperately to save them
To have thrown your life away for them
To have cast aside all your pride
Ronin: Hunted Story OutlineOur story starts with a man being pursued by a man in armor wielding a high tech gun. The man being chased is a person in the Witness Protection Program after informing on the Maronis. He was tricked into coming back by this mercenary, Tad Claeson, who is hunting him down for a hefty payday. Claeson takes aim at his prey, only to have his aim knocked off by a batarang to the barrel of the gun. Ronin leaps off a small wall and engages the mercenary in battle. Claeson underestimates Ronin as "another cape" and soon has his back to the wall. He flees, only to be confronted by Batman in an alley. Ronin soon blocks off the other end. Desperate, and for the first time feeling like an animal trapped in a snare, Claeson attacks Ronin to get away, only to be brought down and cuffed. Batman states that Ronin has been improving steadily and that he's proud of his progress, but he still needs to train etc regularly. Ronin agrees, but he isn't above taunting Claeson.Ronin: Hunted Story Outline2 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Claeson is brought before a jud
Vampires....His smile shows sharp pearl white teeth, but you dont think much of it Until those very same teeth strike your neck. The burning pain and agony slice through you. People call these things monsters, others think they are just misunderstood. Most are left on the ground withering with fear on what they have just become. There mind flies and wonders through the trees, just wanting to die, But they are immortal. Some of these things stay alone fighting and killing for only themselves. Others find each other and live among the living only drinking animals not mankind But even though their hearts dont beat they can still think and be here. People still kill them, are scared of them Hunt them. I believe that they are just misunderstood. Some people choose to be one of them, because that monster and that human are inVampires....8 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
Some monsters have already found
But lost it they seek revenge. Others are still loo