Introducing MiraIntroducing Mira the Rus'Introducing Mira3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
-The sun was beginning to set over the city of Kiev. The clouds began to roll towards the Asian steppes and the stars began to pierce through the night time sky. Snow covered the streets, the house tops, the stone walls, everything. Lamp lighters began making their rounds. The average Kievan citizens retired for the evening. Parents called out to their children who were busy playing in the snow. Night time was no place for a child. The night belonged to an entirely different cast of characters. Soldiers from the local barracks searched for a good time. Virile and rowdy teenage boys, who fancy themselves men, poured into the streets. Serb bandits scoured the streets looking for easy pray. Greek traders sold their goods. Old drunks and working girls began to crowd the bars. My oh my, this was no place for a child.
Halo: More than FictionThere are Halo fans, and then there are Halo fans. There are gamers who preorder the game as soon as such an opportunity is available, spend months patiently awaiting its release, attend the midnight distribution to acquire their copy, and rush home to spend hours blitzing through campaign missions. That's devotion, right? Not even close.Halo: More than Fiction3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
The Halo franchise has made a hefty impact on culture worldwide, most significantly Western culture, and millions across the globe have experienced the wonder of turning on the Xbox and hearing that timeless, haunting Gregorian melody which precludes the coming joyride. It's only natural that within the fan base there would be people who take the concept of being a "fan" to another level entirely. While many are "Normal mode" fans, these individuals would be best classified as "Legendary," or dare I say "Mythic mode" fans-- those who go above and beyond the call of duty (no pun intended) to express their love for Halo
Be Careful What You Wish For Chapter 1When Callie Halaway left her house that morning the sun was shining and there wasn't a cloud in the sky, but when she left work that afternoon the thunder had started to roll.Be Careful What You Wish For Chapter 17 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
How's a girl supposed to see in all this rain? She asked herself as the weather changed from drizzles to drops and then from drops to streams. Callie soon realized that she was getting no where quickly when, in order to stay dry, she couldn't see over her lowered umbrella.
I'm going to have to wait this storm out. Callie jumped to her left just in time to avoid the splash of water that a speeding car had just thrown her way. As she straightened herself back out she accidentally forgot to watch where her feet were going and she tripped into a door frame that just so happened to open inwards. Her cold, wet figure flopped down onto the gross carpet of a little shop that she had never noticed before.
"Hello little lady," A man said as help helped Callie up out of the floor. "How may I help you today? What do you desi
Steve x Tony: DreamStony DreamSteve x Tony: Dream1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Steve dashed over to Tony. No. No, no, no! This wasn't supposed to happen, Tony wasn't supposed to be dead! His hand frantically wavered over the armor, then he leaned down to see if the other male was breathing. When Steve realized that he wasn't, he went into a panic. Then, Hulk suddenly roared, shocking both Steve and Thor, and Tony woke up with a jolt. Steve visually relaxed at the sight of Tony being .well, alive. "Whoa, what the hell." Tony said, breathless. "What just happened? Please tell me nobody kissed me." he said. "We won." Steve told him. Tony's eyes darted over to Steve. "Well there is one exception. To the kissing thing." he said with a wink over to Steve. Steve blinked, and his face went a bit red. Wait, was Tony talking about him? No, he couldn't be. Steve's questioning thoughts were interrupted by Tony saying. "Oh yeah! That's great guys!" he said. Steve smiled slightly. 'I think .I'm in love with this man' he thought to himself. "We s
Waverly: Chapter 1Chapter One: Fragile ((and Doll))Waverly: Chapter 14 years ago in Horror More Like This
Fragile didn't have a last name.
In fact, Fragile wasn't even his first name, not really. But that's what he remembered them calling him. They always said: "Be careful around him...he's Fragile right now..."
He was sure that he'd had a real name at one point. Everyone was given a real name when they were born. It's just how the world worked. But he couldn't for the life of him remember his. And Doll wouldn't tell him, if he even knew. In retrospect, he probably could've checked the patient records at the institution he'd come from. But he wasn't entirely lucid at that point, so he couldn't blame himself for not thinking of it.
So he called himself Fragile, when people needed something to address him by.
Doll didn't tell him anything about himself. What he was like before. Whether this was on purpose or because even Doll didn't remember, Fragile couldn't be sure. Doll wouldn't even tell him that much. Fragile didn't remember anything before Doll started
Llamas with Hats Human AdaptedLlamas with Hats Human Adapted3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Carl, there's a dead human in our house!"
My best friend-and roommate-Carl, was in the kitchen, doing the dishes, which was odd, because Carl never did the chores.
He shuffled over and poked the dead body with his foot. "Oh...hey...how did he get here?" Blood was pooling on the floor, from multiple stab wounds in the dead man's chest.
His lying tone was obvious. I stared at him, alarmed. "Carl, what did you DO?!"
He waved a hand nonchalantly. "Me? I didn't do this."
"Explain what happened, Carl!" I said angrily. These kinds of things seemed to happen whenever I went out...
"I've never seen him before in my life!" Carl protested.
"Why did you kill this person, Carl?!"
"I do not kill people. That is..." he couldn't help glancing back towards the kitchen. "That is my LEAST favorite thing to do."
I sighed. "Carl, tell me exactly what you were doing before I got home."
He frowned and shifted
Mordue par un serpent 2/2- Cesse de gigoter ! S’emporta la jeune femme brune, occupée à essayer de couper les mèches encombrantes de la louvarde. Elle avait perdu patience après avoir assisté à la triste scène que présentait Ehawee flairant une piste, des poils dans les yeux… Un lapin contournant la tête de la louvarde sans se presser.Mordue par un serpent 2/22 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Certes, à l’exclamation de son humaine, la louve avait rejeté la tête en arrière et, sans y réfléchir à deux fois, s’était jetée sur le petit herbivore.
Mais c’était le signal pour Esmée qu’il était vraiment temps de trouver une solution.
Elle avait bien essayé de tresser la fourrure de sa protégée mais celle-ci ne mettait pas une demi-journée à les défaire et se remontrait devant elle avec des poils plus hirsutes et gênants que jama
Mordue par un serpent 1/2Dans ses oreilles résonnaient encore les paroles de Swiftkill et de la poignée d’adultes de la scission de leur petite communauté de Blackbloods.Mordue par un serpent 1/22 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Cette année, le départ avait été organisé bien tard, contrecoup aux divers évènements de l’année précédente, s’éloignant déjà au fil du temps, mais encore si proches dans l’esprit de chacun.
Salama ne pouvait évidemment pas se rappeler du départ des jeunes du printemps dernier, pour la bonne raison qu’elle n’était pas encore née, et que l’eut-elle été, elle aurait été trop jeune pour en garder quelque souvenir.
Mais c’était justement là l’indice : la naissance de quelques portées à l’oasis (peut-être d’autres suivraient elles plus tard dans la saison ?) signifiait très cla
Redhead: Set alight (5-8)5. LeaderRedhead: Set alight (5-8)2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I walked back out into the large, swimming pool to see it was getting covered with a large blue mat. James walked over to me and smiled.
"Come on, I'm hungry. I want to find the dining room." He said, grabbing my hand and walking me down and out of the swimming room. We walked down the long corridors, stopping in front of certain rooms and looking to see if it was the dining room. We passed several more bedrooms, a study, a gym and a room with a large t.v. Finally we came across the dining room, the table covered in food that made my mouth water at the thought of eating it. I walked in and looked at the table, Lin stepped out and smiled.
"Eat as much as you please." He said. I looked at it for a moment before walking over to the end of the table and grabbing a plate. I piled it full of food, some I have never seen before and some I have never heard of before. When I had filled my plate I sat down at the end of the table and grabbed a knife and fork. James sat down next to me
A Merry Non-ChristmasPairing: Sirius/RemusA Merry Non-Christmas2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Genre: Slash, Romance
Summary: Non-magical AU. Remus hates Christmas and just wants to be alone. But when he stumbles upon a freezing homeless boy outside his flat, how can he deny the spirit of Christmas?
Disclaimer: Characters and world belong to J. K. Rowling
Remus strode through the snow, making his way home. It was still early in the evening, but he couldn't take the festivities at the Potters any longer. It wasn't that he didn't like spending time with them. It was just that he hated Christmas - especially Christmas Eve - and he was too depressed to be social. He had only agreed to come in the first place because James and his parents had pressured him to join them. They didn't understand that he wanted to be alone and wallow in self-pity. He just wanted to go home, light a fire in the fireplace, get into bed and get this day over with.
He shuddered and tugged his coat and scarf tighter around himself. It was
Or Their Hunters ~Chapter 1 “Hunt for what? Exactly?” I mumbled, rubbing my head which was still a wee spiny from Patrick’s gnome powers.Or Their Hunters ~Chapter 19 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“And just how long did you say you’d been doing this job?” Van sneered.
I gave him the finger and calmly said “much longer than you, sweetie,” without giving him a sideways glance. “Seriously though, Zol, what are we hunting this time? I need to know what to pack.”
Zol laughed, tucking some of his matt-black hair behind those pointed ears of his and running his finger down and over his defined jaw, turning it into a chin-rubbing gesture. “Not quite sure, didn’t really ask. Oh, and technically we aren’t allowed to call them ‘hunts’ anymore.”
“Well why not?” Sky demanded.
“Apparently it isn’t humane.”
“So basically just more of D’s bullshit?”
Nameless O:PrologueNameless O:10 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The door opened for the final time that night, hitting the wall with a loud slam. The three people inside the room turned to see who the person was. The man in the door stood with a large grin on his face, his eyes restless as they scanned the gathering.
"Well isn't this cute." He mumbled, striding in and shutting the door with a bit to much force. He sat down in the last seat, kicking his black trainers onto the table. "Howdy."
"Glad you could make it Henry."
"My pleasure Oscar." Henry grinned, folding his arms.
"CAN WE PLEASE GET ON WITH THE MEETING!" A third man said loudly. The final man grunted in agreement.
"Please calm yourself Paul. Yes, we shall start now." Oscar mumbled, looking down at the table. He then rose to his feet and turned on a projector. A CCTV picture frame of a girl flickered onto the wall in front of the table.
"Who's that?" Keenan, the final member, asked. Oscar smiled and turned off the lights.
"This is Skyla Hart and she is a 19 year old and she is a
A Girl, a Guy, a Laugh, a Cry chapter 8 “Henrietta!” King Silrik sang happily. He’d been expecting her call, so he was happy to hear from her so soon. “Have you made up your mind?”A Girl, a Guy, a Laugh, a Cry chapter 81 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Yup,” she answered bluntly. “I died yesterday and Hash is being mean. I’m just about ready to move in with you,” she elaborated, wiping her eyes.
“Brilliant! I’ll send a car around tonight.”
“Okay, so what about work? How far away do you live?”
“Not very. We’ll discuss full arrangements tonight. Goodbye, Miss Harley.” With that, he hung up. Henri snatched up the bed-side brush and ran it through her hair, deciding to dye it again before moving in with Silrik that night. She got to her feet and found that Richard was nowhere in sight. After finding this out she took off her pyjama shorts, seeing as she went to work late on Saturday.
Now in just her panties an
A Girl, a Guy, a Laugh, a Cry chapter 7 Henri decided she’d pull an all-nighter, seeing as she’d never have time for enough sleep with it being almost five in the morning. Friday morning. She’d been watching T.V. for a few hours until it was time for work. She got changed, pulling on a giant hoodie. It had three quarter sleeves which she pushed up any way and cat ears on the hood. She was also wearing some denim shorts and over-the-knee socks with a pair of fluffy boots.A Girl, a Guy, a Laugh, a Cry chapter 71 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The weather was being nice today and letting the sun show its face, but the air seemed nippy. Henri wondered if she’d still have Digitalis’s coat or if he’d have somehow taken it without her knowing. Apparently the latter as it was no longer hanging on the coat rack.
“I’ll have to find him tonight,” she mumbled to herself, eating breakfast and heading for work after re-filling Digi’s food and water bowls. She arrived soon enough and spotted her friend.
A Girl, a Guy, a Laugh, a Cry chapter 6 Sometime that night Henri woke up to a banging on her door. She quickly realised that she had in fact fallen asleep with Richard, who was still asleep himself. Thankfully her Settee was quite big, allowing them space, though in their sleep the space didn’t seem much of an issue.A Girl, a Guy, a Laugh, a Cry chapter 61 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Richard was laid on his back along the length of the Settee, his head on the arm rest. Henri was laying on his chest, mostly, but her legs and hips were between his legs. His arms hugging around her all the while.
When Henri discovered all this she jumped in surprise, leaping back from the settee and hitting her head on the floor.
“Son of a bitch...” she mumbled angrily.
“Huh?” a sleepy Richard murmured, wiping his eyes as he sat up. When he saw Henri on the floor clutching her head and muttering incoherent curse words, he couldn’t help the chuckle.
“Shut it, you,” she growled.
A Girl, a Guy, a Laugh, a Cry chapter 4 “Oh, she’s waking up,” Lachlan told the others as Henri stirred. They all leaned forwards to see what happened. Lachlan thought that maybe there would be a mental breakdown. Richard had his money on pissed off. Digitalis just hoped she was okay.A Girl, a Guy, a Laugh, a Cry chapter 41 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Henri slowly sat up and scanned the room. Digi was on Digitalis’s lap which made her relived.
“Alright?” she asked him casually, completely ignoring the other two as they weren’t important.
“Not me you’ve to be worried about,” he told her with a soft smile. The two just looked at one another for a while before Lachlan got bored.
“If you guys are done eye-fucking each other, we have to call the king,” he said smoothly. Henri looked at him, quirking an eyebrow.
“You mean Silrik II?” she asked with a little humour. The thought of him being a king just made her giggle, even then.
A Girl, a Guy, a Laugh, a Cry chapter 3 Henri mumbled in her sleep. She was dreaming happily and sleep-talking, completely oblivious of what was actually happening around her.A Girl, a Guy, a Laugh, a Cry chapter 31 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After Digitalis had left (an hour before sunrise) his coven tracked his scent to her flat. There they found a sleeping Henri. She was currently lying on the floor of a large cage, hanging from the ceiling of Digitalis’s nest. Many of the Vampires had been watching her for a while, listening to what she said. But then she woke up.
“Gah!” she screeched, waking up in the air. She looked over the bars of the cage to see one or two female vamps laughing.
“Rise and shine, sleeping beauty!” one of the turnlings (Richard) shouted with a grin. He ordered the others out and lowered her cage until it was at his eye level. He laughed to himself at the look of shock on her face. He would have so much fun messing with her.
“Who are you?!” she demanded, rat
Hits, Hats and Vampire Bats ~ Chapter 9 ¬I lowered my eyebrows and crossed my arms. Looking back to Nate and finding him laughing didn’t really stop my thoughtful face.Hits, Hats and Vampire Bats ~ Chapter 91 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Nate,” I started. I didn’t actually have anything to say, whatsoever, so things were quiet for a few minutes while he waited for me to say something.
“Tyler,” he said, no real question, just a prompt.
“I have the feeling,” I began, walking around the room and looking at the various objects, “that life here is going to be really boring.”
“What? A visit from your own Deity, supernatural creatures in every corner, you’re in a room of torture for Christ’s sake! What’s boring?”
“But I can find this in every teen love-story book. Minus the Deity part but still.” I sighed. This was literally boring me to sleep.
“You can’t serious
Hits, Hats and Vampire Bats ~ Chapter 7 I rubbed my wrist with the heel of my other hand. Not because it was painful, it wasn’t, but because it tickled like heck.Hits, Hats and Vampire Bats ~ Chapter 71 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“I didn’t hurt you too much, did I?” Nate asked me cautiously. I shook my head and forced myself to stop touching it.
“How’d you do that?”
“Heal me up like that. I mean, sure it’s in all the movies, but I don’t actually get it. How’s it work?” I turned on my seat to look at him properly, cocking my head to the side.
“I don’t know,” he confessed and then laughed. “I’ve only been a Vampire for sixty-nine years, you see, and that’s very young. I’m not even a Centura yet, meaning one-hundred years old. I’m what you’d call a Turnling, meaning UNDER a hundred years.” He looked at me expectantly but I was just laughing my head off at
Hits, Hats and Vampire Bats ~ Chapter 6 I was running. I had been for a while. I had to find Nate and Zaine... had to warn them. I don’t know what the warning was, I just had to tell them. I was sprinting so hard my chest hurt, like it was burning, like I was too late. I felt sick. There was a huge lump in my throat I couldn’t swallow down. Where were they?Hits, Hats and Vampire Bats ~ Chapter 61 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I was in a forest. I wasn’t supposed to be there. How did I even get there? I also managed to ignore the pain in my bare feet that the hash ground inflicted on me. Then I came to a clearing. I saw Zaine and Nate, talking like they didn’t know. They didn’t know what I knew.
“Look out!” I shrieked. They both heard me and turned. Zaine smiled and Nate looked confused.
“What’re you doing here, Tyler? Why are you out of the house?” Nathan asked as he made his way over. I saw a movement pass through the woods. I felt my heart pounding as I tried to form words but
Hits, Hats and Vampire Bats ~ Chapter 4 I was glaring at Nate with all my might. I watched as a grin slowly stretched across his face. I didn't like where this was going.Hits, Hats and Vampire Bats ~ Chapter 41 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"You really want this hat?" he asked, pretending to be studying his nails like he didn't care one way or the other.
"Yes," I said sternly, reaching for it but he moved in time. I lowered my brows.
"And what, pray tell, would you be willing to do for it?" he asked casually, tossing my hat from one hand to the other like he was bored.
"What did you have in mind?" I grumbled.
"Breakfast," he smiled. I gave him a double take.
"Breakfast. You must be rather hungry by now, Tyler, and I prefer talking over food than a fight."
I was quiet for a moment. On the one hand, he was right that I was starving. On the other, I was almost positive the food would be poisoned. Not my cup of tea. I sighed when I realised that I would have t
Killing loneliness with you"You think it's funny, Potter?" Draco Malfoy's voice sneered across the room. Harry shook his head, desperately trying not to laugh. They were stuck in this room for only several hours now, and already Draco Malfoy had gone completely crazy it seemed. He tried every spell to get the door to open, but it was deadlocked. Draco's last attempt was trying to smash the door open, not even with magic anymore, but just by throwing chairs to the door.Killing loneliness with you2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I guess we just have to accept the fact that we're stuck here Malfoy, at least until someone comes and finds us. And believe me, I find being stuck here with you, just as delightful as you." Harry replied sarcastically.
"I will not just sit and wait, Potter!" Draco sneered back, yet again failing at an attempt at breaking the door open with a chair. Harry shrugged his shoulders and sat down with his back against the wall. If he was stuck here with Malfoy, he could at least use the opportunity to make fun of him.
"Argh!" Draco screamed out in agon
Queer Eye For The (Mostly) Straight Guy Chp 4Castiel has always thought that God must have an ironic and slightly perverse sense of humor and he’s taking this day as proof of it. He curls his left fingers in an effort to stem his irritation as his friend’s revelry and quickly follows Dean, who has bolted towards his bedroom with such speed that Castiel thinks his legs must’ve grown several inches.Queer Eye For The (Mostly) Straight Guy Chp 45 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
They arrive to find Gabriel and Samandriel on a pile of clothes, rolling about in laughter. Castiel is quite sure tears of glee are streaking down Gabriel’s face.
Dean’s face is dark and he looks as though he’s about to snap, not that Castiel can blame him. He’s well accustomed to his friends antics, yet he finds even his patience is being tested. So he steps in front of Dean and inquires in a voice that’s as calm and authoritative as he can manage “What’s going on in here?
Gabriel and Samandriel manage to reign in their giggles enough to sit up and attempt to piece together an
Queer Eye For The(Mostly)Straight Guy Chp 7Castiel pays and hurries out of the cafe as quickly as he can, hoping he hasn't lost Dean. He'd seen Dean's walls and pushed passed them. It's not something he should've done, but the layers of guilt and self-loathing needed to be broken through somehow. This man has too much good in him to be weighed down by such guilt.Queer Eye For The(Mostly)Straight Guy Chp 73 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
However, Castiel well knows that it will take far more than a day and some encouraging conversation to help Dean. He forces himself back into a professional mindset, doing his best to focus on the task at hand. The best thing now if for him to deliver Dean to Balthazar and let things settle out. He simply hopes he hasn't marred the rapport that they'd begun to build. After all of this he'd hoped somehow, they could be friends.
He finds Dean waiting in the sidewalk, hands in his jean pockets, his expression a neutral mask. He looks so accustomed to wearing it that Castiel's heart twists a bit. He knows what it means to have to hide yourself frequently.
Dean surprises Ca