PC: The Perfect Present - Part 1"The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more you there is in life to celebrate." — Oprah Winfrey
Located in a small Tokyo apartment, two males were decorating the living room with party streamers and confetti. They snickered quietly to themselves, excited for the upcoming event that was to take place. The two, Urameshi Yusuke and Kuwabara Kazuma, were preparing a surprise birthday party for their friend, Aurora Cerys. She was supposed to come over in about half an hour in order to celebrate her twenty-first birthday.
Another male and their friend, Hiei, was in the apartment but he wasn't decorating at all. Instead, he was staring out the living room window with a blank look in his crimson eyes. He wasn't much of a "party person." Their other friend, Minamino Shuuichi, but also known as "Kurama" by his friends, was out. He was taking Aurora out on a date to keep her occupied until the preparations were completed.
Yusuke smiled proudly when he finished hanging the "Happy Birthd
I Cannot Forget - Part 1"When you are in love and you get hurt, it is like a cut it will heal but there will always be a scar." AnonymousI Cannot Forget - Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When Chyna James walked into work one morning, she began to notice that her captain Kuchiki Byakuya was acting a lot stranger than before. But it wasn't just her. All of Squad 6 took notice of Byakya's odd behavior.
Instead of his usual strictness, he was a lot gentler with his subordinates when correcting their mistakes. However, his features showed a much sadder expression. He was also more distant and tended to space out a lot of the times of the day.
At the end of the day, as the squad bowed to their captain as he passed, Chyna looked up at the lieutenant Abarai Renji. "Hey, Abarai! Why is Captain Kuchiki acting so weird."
"Today is the anniversary of Hisana-sama's death. He really loved her so I'm sure he was pretty grief-stricken when she passed away."
Chyna frowned, her golden eyes looking back at Byakuya as he left the Squad 6 headquarters. It pained h
I Cannot Forget - Part 2"I love it when my heart smiles, but, best of all, it smiles because of you." UnknownI Cannot Forget - Part 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
There was a sudden knock but Byakuya remained where he was. He finally regained his composure and calmed himself, sitting back once more. He cleaned his face with his long-sleeved kimono and sighed, a small smile struggling to show on his face.
He was startled at the voice and snapped out of his trance. Chyna stood a foot or two away from him, her hands hiding behind her back as she smiled softly. Standing up, Byakuya cleared his throat and frowned lightly.
"James-san," he scolded gently. "You should knock before entering someone's house."
"Sorry but I did that already," the woman answered with a cheeky grin. "No one answered so I decided to look around to see if anyone was home."
Byakuya sighed and sat back down, his hand brushing against his forehead. "I apologize, James-san, but I do not feel very well today."
"I know, Captain."
Her golden eyes were serious now and stari
Make My Wish Come True"He taught me how to love but not how to stop." - UnknownMake My Wish Come True7 years ago in Teen More Like This
The young Hyuuga girl turned to see her crush, Naruto, running after her. He had a huge smile on his face, and he was more hyperactive than ever. Hinata blushed slightly and smiled at Naruto when he finally caught up with her.
"G-good morning, Naruto-kun," she replied, timidly.
Naruto ignored her greeting as he jumped around excitedly. "Sakura-chan asked me out! Isn't that great?!"
At once, Hinata spaced out immediately. Her heart was shattered into pieces and it caused her more than just great pain. She tried her best to hold back her tears.
"T-that's great, Naruto-kun," she said, faking a smile. "I-I'm very happy for you."
Naruto smiled again and put his hand on her shoulder. "Yeah, well, thanks. I'll see you later!" He ran off, occasionally jumping around to show everyone how ecstatic he was.
Hinata watched as he left and then trudged her way back home.
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When she arrived back home, she threw herself
The Perfect Thanksgiving"As we grow older together, as we continue to change with age, there is one thing that will never change... I will always keep falling in love with you." - Karen ClodfelderThe Perfect Thanksgiving6 years ago in Teen More Like This
Uzumaki Naruto quietly walked through the streets of Konohagakure. His mind was filled with millions of racing thoughts, he was thinking of the perfect Thanksgiving present for a special someone.
Crap! The blonde mentally slapped himself. Why does this have to be so hard?! ...Crap!
The red, yellow, orange and brown leaves fell from the trees and onto the dirt ground. It was a beautiful but cold November day. Thanksgiving was just around the corner. And Naruto couldn't find a good present for his special person!
He traveled to Hokage Mountain and sat on top of the carvings, looking up at the clear blue sky. What should he get this special person...?
As he stared up at the sky, Naruto could see his imagination playing tricks on him. The white, marshmallow clouds above him began to form into the shape of
Heart Songs - Theme 3: Protect"You've become my best friend. I want to love you but I don't know if I can." - UnknownHeart Songs - Theme 3: Protect4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"...-hime... Orihime? Are you okay?"
Gray eyes opened to blue ones that hid behind a pair of rectangular glasses. The woman sat up, almost butting heads with the black-haired man in front of her. His face was filled with worry, she had noticed, and she smiled weakly.
"There's nothing to worry about, Uryuu. I'm fine, really. All I did was bump my head."
The man fiddled with his glasses, blushing lightly at the smile she would always give him. "That's true but you need to be more careful, Orihime. If you're not too careful, you could get hurt."
Orihime could sense the anxiety in Uryuu's eyes as well as in his tone. He had just destroyed an invading Hollow that had invaded their town. But in the middle of fighting along his side, the monster had knocked Orihime unconscious with one swipe.
He couldn't forgive the fact that she was hurt. He had promised that he would take care of Orihime. Protect her fro
Heart Songs - Theme 1: SorrowEvery moment marked with apparitions of your soul, I'm ever swiftly moving, trying to escape this desire the yearning to be near you." Sarah McLachlanHeart Songs - Theme 1: Sorrow4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The darkened sky seemed to cry out in pain as the droplets fell rapidly to the ground.
Standing in a city cemetery was Inoue Orihime, a young, well-endowed woman with ginger-colored hair accented with light blue-green hairpins.
Her silver eyes were sadly gazing at the headstone that she had created with her own hands. For someone very dear
Cifer Ulquiorra. He was a member of the Espada, a group of callous monsters known as Arrancar. They had no souls or hearts that looked to the light of the world.
Orihime could remember the vivid memory of Ulquiorra's cold stare as he led her to the prison called Las Noches. His threat to harm her friends scared her to death but she went without complain.
She had every right to hate Ulquiorra but she didn't. She couldn't. Instead, she wanted to know more about him and his life. Perhaps
PC: The Perfect Date - Part 1"Dating should be less about matching outward circumstances than meeting your inner necessity." AnonymousPC: The Perfect Date - Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Rayne squealed with excitement as she applied blush to her cheeks. Today was the big date she was planning to spend with her mated lover Urameshi Yusuke. An entire day spent together away from their house.
After putting on her makeup, she skipped into the nursery where her twins Kaiden and Vani were lying in bed. Both babies opened and gurgled after seeing their mother make silly faces.
"Mama and Daddy's gonna be gone for a while so be good children while we're gone~" she giggled.
The twins let out a cute flurry of laughter; Vani gripped her extended hand, sucking on her index finger. Kaiden, however, began to cry and Rayne sighed and picked him up.
"Jeez, Kai. You're such a whiner, aren't you?"
As she cuddled him to her breast, Yusuke leaned his back against the opened door and knocked lightly. "You ready to go, Rayne? The babysitter's here."
Her eyes danced as she let out
Honest Feelings - Part 1"Love is like pi - natural, irrational, and very important." - Lisa HoffmanHonest Feelings - Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
With a loud screech, the train to Striaton City stopped abruptly. The passengers flooded the streets and hallways of the train station. A young brunette stepped off the train and inhaled the fresh air that surrounded her.
The girl giggled to herself as her light purple eyes took in the city in front of her. She couldn't wait to go sightseeing. The only problem was...she had no one to give her a tour.
After realizing this, the girl pouted and took a seat by the city park. That's just great. How am I gonna get around the city if I don't have a guide?
"Pardon me, Miss. You're new around here, aren't you?"
A hand extended to the girl. She looked up, her cheeks immediately reddening at the sight of a handsome man in front of her. He had long, green hair with a cap that rested over it, and dark but gentle eyes that seemed to sparkle.
Scrambling to her feet, the girl shook his hand happily. "Y-Yes! I'm new arou
PC: Every Breath - Part 2"I was reborn when you first kissed me. Part of me died when you left me; but now I still live, waiting for the day you return to me." UnknownPC: Every Breath - Part 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The girl coughed and wiggled from the beatings she was forced to take, too weak to respond back. Cruel laughter emitted from the boy kicking her, not wanting to show mercy to his prey.
Said midget demon narrowed his eyes before descending from the tree branch he stood on. A kick landed on the boy head and, before he knew it, the blade of a sword was pressed against his neck.
Cold eyes glared up at him and he gulped, freezing in his spot. He rose his hands in defeat and the blade was removed. The demon's eyes pierced him for a few more seconds before his lips finally formed a group of harsh words.
"Touch her again and your head will fly."
The boy's eyes widened with fear as he and his friend zoomed down the road. With a scoff, the demon turned his attention to the blue-eyed girl who was now furiously gasping for air. He knew h
PC: Heartless Love - Part 1"Sadness flies away on the wings of time." Jean de La FontainePC: Heartless Love - Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Darkness had engulfed Urameshi Yusuke's vision. He had lost track of time nor was he able to tell if it was daytime or nighttime, he was on the verge of madness. Since he had been locked up in the cold, damp prison cell, he was forbidden from leaving. Away from his family and close friends, Yusuke grew homesick and worried about them. Unfortunately, those thoughts of home and loved ones were short-lived.
Almost every day, the warden of the prison would visit him when she felt like...playing. She was the queen and owner of the castle outside the prison, a young woman named Xiv. Heartless and cruel, she would torture Yusuke mercilessly by using different methods that she deemed interesting.
His screams were music to her ears and his acidic insults meant nothing to her, being literally heartless. But, to her surprise, one of Yusuke's affronts struck her like a knife. Xiv tried to push it away like she woul
PC: Every Breath - Part 1"You are always there for me and so you give me the courage to stand alone." UnknownPC: Every Breath - Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
17 year-old Ivy-Jade McKie groaned to herself as she entered the gates of her school. She had told herself that it would be another boring day as always. Sometimes she wondered why she even came to school every day.
Three guys blocked her way, grins spreading across their rugged faces. Their uniforms were torn and dirty as were their faces, which were decorated with cuts and bruises; you could tell they had just been in a tiff with other students from a rival school.
Ivy boredly tilted her head, her briefcase swinging carelessly in her hand. "What do you clowns want? I don't have time to deal with you."
This didn't sit well with the trio. Their supposed 'leader' stepped forward, grabbing the brunette by her shirt collar and glaring down at her. "Look, McKie. I'm here to settle the score. I'm not lettin' you pass til-"
His face collided with Ivy's briefcase, forcing him
Honest Feelings - Part 2"Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable." Henry Ward BeecherHonest Feelings - Part 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The broken-hearted girl made her way through the rest of the town, aimlessly walking with no particular destination to reach. She sniffled and cried silently to herself until she heard her stomach growling loudly. She hadn't eaten since lunch and it was around eight o' clock.
"I should go get something to eat..." she told herself.
After a bit of searching, Amethyst reached a small restaurant just a few blocks from the station. She smiled, relieved that she would finally get some food, and hurried inside, making sure she had enough in her purse to pay for the food.
Surprisingly, the restaurant was empty and Amethyst had a feeling they were closing soon. However, three young men popped up in front of her - men with red, blue, and green hair respectively.
"Welcome to The Three
When French Poodles Attack"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person." Andrew A. RooneyWhen French Poodles Attack4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"What the...? Who the bloody hell...?"
A begrudging England awoke from his supposedly relaxing nap when he heard the sounds of yapping, followed by a series of rapid knocking, just outside his front door. He grumbled to himself as he trudged to the door.
When he opened the door, he muttered out an angry "What do you want?". In front of him was his little brother America...with a new pet. A poodle, to be exact. And it was especially fluffy.
"...Question. What is that...?"
"Hoho~ You like him? I got him from France! I think I'm gonna name him Hamburger~"
...He can't be serious...
The blonde, British nation glared down at the small, white dog. It growled and jumped as it bit him on the hand. England let out a pained yell as he tried to shake it off.
"Ah! America, get this bloody mutt off me!"
The megane just chuckled, "Aw, but he likes you! He even left a surprise in th
PC: Tell the Truth - Part 1"Absence sharpens love, but presence strengthens it." Thomas FullerPC: Tell the Truth - Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The summer light almost blinded 17 year-old Ivy-Jade McKie when she got up on Saturday morning. Summer vacation had started and she was more than happy to be away from school.
After throwing on a pair of baggy slacks and a T-shirt, Ivy said a goodbye to her sister Jewel-Ann before heading out.
Once she left the house, where she headed was the city park, a habit she had practiced since the beginning of spring. She would go to think and even talk with her boyfriend Hiei. They had been together for about a year.
Ivy took a seat on the bench and looked towards the sky. The clouds floated freely through the breeze. A smile tugged at her lips as she yawned, lying back on the bench but a sudden bark broke her reverie.
"Huh? Quiin? What are you doing here?"
Said dog barked happily and jumped into his mistress' lap, cuddling close to her stomach. Ivy smiled and ran her hand through his fur.
Cool winds tugged at her dark
My Loves..."Rejoice with your family in the beautiful land of life!" Albert EinsteinMy Loves...4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hurry, Ulquiorra! We'll be late!"
Orihime called her husband from the living room as she tapped her foot. She was impatiently waited for him to finish dressing. Their son Sora stood by his mother's side, holding her hand as he blinked silently.
"Mama, will the beach people not let us if we're late?" he asked as his silver eyes stared up at the ginger-haired woman.
She smiled and patted his head sweetly. "No, not at all! You don't need to worry about a thing, Sora!"
The small boy nodded as he giggled. When he saw his father walk out of the master bedroom, he rushed to his side. "Are you all ready now, Daddy? We need to go now!"
Ulquiorra stared down at his son and then at his wife who smiled. "You could have waited for me in the car."
His wife merely shrugged happily. "I thought it would be better if we waited for you here. Now we can all go to the car together."
He sighed, his palm pressing to his forehea
PC: My Hero - Part 2"A hero is a man who does what he can." – Romain RollandPC: My Hero - Part 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ivy glared up at the man and knocked his arm from the wall it laid on. "Sorry. I don't have time to talk with you." Her stubbornness to ignore him only made him follow her.
"C'mon, babe. Don't be that way." He placed an arm around her and Ivy noticed the rest of his goons had surrounded her. "We just wanna play with ya~"
She backed away, only to bump into one of the thugs that grabbed both her arms. With a low grunt, Ivy kicked him hard in the stomach and forced him back, releasing her arms. But, as soon as she did so, the other gang members pounced on her.
The brunette tried to fight back but was overwhelmed by the stronger men, wincing and screaming out as she was assaulted brutally from all sides.
In the shadows lurked a young man with eyes the color of blood...
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Falling to the ground, Ivy felt a sharp pain through her now broken arm. She couldn't move it very much, without feeling more pain. The gang of thu
PC: Lacking a Heart - Part 1"Once upon a time, I was falling in love, but now I'm falling apart." - UnknownPC: Lacking a Heart - Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Pained screams roared loudly throughout a dark, ominous castle. Their origin was a lone dungeon located deep in the cellar of the palace.
Lying on the floor was a black-haired boy with angry brown eyes: Urameshi Yusuke. He glared up at the queen of the castle, Xiv, as she smirked down at him.
The boy was captured weeks prior and Xiv made him her plaything. Every day she would saunter down to the cell where she kept him and torture him to her heart's content.
At first, she had enjoyed forcing screams out of him, but her opinion of him was gradually changing with time. The way he cursed her the way he spouted venomous words didn't seem to bother Xiv until recently.
In fact, all the things he said now seemed hurtful. No matter how much she tried to mask it, she took every single one of his cruel words personally.
One strange day, Xiv didn't come at all. Yusuke was curious but slightly relie
PC: Kitty Days - Part 1"Thousands of years ago, cats were worshipped as gods. Cats have never forgotten this." AnonymousPC: Kitty Days - Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
During one stormy night in London, there was a commotion in one of the town bars. A group of drunkards had rushed out of the building, chasing down a little girl with long, blonde hair.
She wasn't wearing any clothes, only underwear and she ran on all-fours like an animal. The men continued to pursue her until she turned a corner, climbing up the bricks of an abandoned building.
"Damn that brat! And we expected some entertainment out of her!"
"Let's go. We'll find someone else."
The satisfied feral girl hissed loudly as she strutted off onto the roof. She purred lowly and looked down, noticing the group of men were gone. Then she jumped down, landing on her..."paws".
But just when she landed, a pair of feet stood before her. They belonged to a blonde boy holding an umbrella. As he looked down at the wet child, he smiled.
"Well, now. I never thought I'd see a little girl walking arou
Spiders"Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance." - UnknownSpiders4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Loud flurries of screams echoed through the house, startling Yusuke and Kurama. Hurrying from their rooms, they rushed into the kitchen, where their friend Alexa, also known as Lexi, was standing on a chair and shaking tremendously.
"Alexa, what's wrong?" Kurama asked, worried that she might have hurt herself.
The teary-eyed, dark-skinned girl shook on her chair as she pointed a finger to the right. Following her finger, the redhead and Yusuke noticed a brown spider standing in the corner.
Yusuke and Kurama were quiet and stared back at the megane.
Lexi nodded, comedic tears spilling out of her glasses-covered eyes. "I don't know how it got in here! Please! I beg you to kill it! Or at least throw it out!"
Kurama sweatdropped at the girl as he tried to calm her down. "Alexa, there's nothing to worry-"
"I hate spiders!" she screamed, crying even more. "They're icky and gross! Please kill it!"
Yusuke frowned, obviously no
PC: Initiation - Part 2"Love is the big booming beat, which covers up the noise of hate." Margaret ChoPC: Initiation - Part 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Opening her eyes, Hotaru awoke to the sounds of bickering on her right. She lifted her head to see Deidara glaring at the redhead that held her.
"You're wrong, Danna! Art is transient! There's no way that anyone would accept such a stupid theory."
Sasori glared back at the blonde. "Art is everlasting," he answered. "If you call yourself a true artist, then you should know that most people prefer to preserve it rather than destroy it."
Deidara growled at his master. "What? You can't be serious! Art is fleeting!"
"And I say it's everlasting."
In her head, Hotaru sided with the puppet master but she wondered if he would even consider her opinion. After all, she was his enemy. However, she was flattered that he complimented her bone structure. She wondered if he would ever compliment her again...
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"Leader-sama, we're back."
A holographic figure a
PC: Outing"When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal." – UnknownPC: Outing4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The sky filled with golden and orange-pink hues as the sun descended. Byakuya yawned, finally finished with his day of boring paperwork; despite being as taciturn as he was, he would've preferred a fight or two...just to make it more interesting.
He had planned to rest in his private chambers, away from his work, but he heard a sobbing from one of the offices on the left. Normally, Byakuya would've ignored it and went on home but the curiosity piqued his interest when he recognized the sobs. Strolling down to the office, he knocked on the door.
A weak voice answered, "Y-Yes?"
"James-san. It's Captain Kuchiki. What are you doing in there?"
Byakuya heard some shuffling and a few thuds before the door opened. A young woman with honey-brown skin stood in front of him, her face tear-stained and her eyes puffy fr
PC: The Final Dance"Behind every beautiful thing, there is some kind of pain." Bob DylanPC: The Final Dance4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was a warm spring night in June. A birthday party was being held in the palace of the grand czar of Russia. The sounds of laughter echoed through the superfluously large ballroom. Noblemen of different social status gathered together and mingled with one another.
One man, in particular, stood away from the crowd. A sad smile spread across his face as he looked on at the elated guests. There was one girl that he kept his violet eyes focused on, however.
The grand duchess and daughter of the czar: Anastasia. She was a vivacious beauty of a mere seventeen years. It was her birthday that was being celebrated in the kingdom.
Her kind and cheerful disposition as well as her lovely features captured the violet-eyed man. He had watched over her ever since she was a babe, his own cold heart attaching itself to her.
Alas, his heart wasn't weak enough to deter from his plan. The mysterious man had plotted to overthrow
PC: I Did It For You"You hurt me more than I deserve, how can you be so cruel? I love you more than you deserve, why am I such a fool?" - AnonymousPC: I Did It For You4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Damn you Hiei " was the last curse from the demon Amethi before he passed out on the cold, rainy ground.
Hiei stared down coldly before returning his sword to its sheath. Stumbling to her feet behind him was a human girl named Ivy.
She was covered in blood and dirt from head to toe. The reason for this was ?
During the battle, she had tried to sacrifice her own life for Hiei. The red-eyed fire demon had been pinned to the ground by Amethi's own clawed hand, but before he could make the final blow, Ivy threw herself in front of Hiei.
Despite her heroic effort, Hiei was still irked by her interference. She opened her mouth to speak but grew quiet when Hiei gave her a cold stare.
"What the hell were you thinking?"
"I told you not to interfere with this fight."
"You could've gotten yourself killed for such foolish behavior!"