The Goosemother Scroll - The Conclusion"Hello, Sister," said the other pig.The Goosemother Scroll - The Conclusion2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"This is a trick!" said Pyg, but deep within her, she knew the Master was Dawnsong, the brother taken in her stead on the night of their birth. But how did he know her?
"This is a trick!" she repeated as if to convince herself. "My mother said Dawnsong was dead!"
"Dawnsong? Is that what I was to be named?" said the Master. "I am named Strangeborn, but no one calls me that anymore. Your mother - that is, our mother - never took the trouble to find out what became of me. For that I can't blame her. Who is a pig against the wolves?"
The Master's voice dripped with sarcasm. Who, indeed, was a pig amongst the wolves? Why, himself. The leader of the worst of them.
"Our mother wouldn't have become a murderer to make peace with other murderers," Pyg spat.
The Master ignored this remark.
"I was taken, along with so many other newborn babes that night, by the persecuted," he explained. "Our deaths were to be revenge for the wolves' ill-treatment
The Goosemother Scroll Episode 9Pyg and Leap found themselves standing upon the shore of the elephant coast, Pyg watching the ghost ship vanish behind them, Leap shivering as he stared at the carnage before them.The Goosemother Scroll Episode 92 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I wonder if he knew," said Pyg.
"Who? And, er, what?" asked Leap, who was transfixed by the sight of a rotting zebra.
"Father Longtail about the Ghosts of Men," answered Pyg. Her voice trembled. "About whatever happened here. Maybe we weren't expected to come back. Maybe that's why we were given such a useless excuse for a boat!"
She bent down, picked up a rock and threw it at the sun-dried carcass of a gazelle. The rock hit its target, disturbing a cluster of flies who cursed her as they scattered.
"Oh, no! Don't say that!" said Leap. "Father Longtail is good and kind! If he said we'd be safe, I believe he really thought so. And-and-and besides! The Rhinoceros King will help us. I heard he has dozens of ships. He'll get us home! I'm sure of it."
"I'm not so sure about a king who would allow all this to hap
The Goosemother Scroll Episode 12And so it was war.The Goosemother Scroll Episode 122 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
And though it was war, Pyg felt safer than she had since leaving her mother's home with her poor, unfortunate brothers. The rhinoceros king's army was twenty thousand strong with beasts of every fur, scale, and feather. Soon, they were joined by the elephant queen and her forces whose shortage of soldiers was made up for in the sheer size of those tusked fighters.
Pyg liked the elephant queen. She was as fierce as the horned king but to Pyg and Leap she was as gentle as Pyg's own mother.
"My daughter would have been your age, I think, had she not been taken from this world by evildoers," the queen told her.
Often, Pyg's thoughts returned to her mother, and she would feel very sad. She wondered if Mother knew that Strongheart and Meekfoot were dead. Was Mother even alive anymore? Had the Master's Legion destroyed her homeland?
I can't think about those things now, Pyg told herself. There's no going back. It never does any good to worry about places yo
Akatsuki: Love is...We interviewed all Akatsuki members to know what they think about love and its meaning. Here are the answers we got:Akatsuki: Love is...6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
~Iwa Deidara, 20~
Love... Love is a BANG, un!
~Uchiha Itachi, 22~
Love is a feeling that cannot be described in simple words. Hn.
~Hoshigake Kisame, 31~
How can I explain...? Love is love, thats all there is to say.
~Akasuna no Sasori, 25~
Love... hah, Im not that good with feelings, but I can say that love is what saved me from becoming a full puppet.
~Nagato Pein, 19~
Love can be painful sometimes, but it can also be the best feeling in the world... but when it ends, it brings more pain... so love is painful, I guess.
~Ame Konan, 19~
Love... love is what I feel when my Pein-chan is around... and Yaoi is love too...
Love is a strange thing... I know. Im not talking to you. Whatever.
Love is when someone feels good with another and warm too, and safe, and... loved! And then we get chocolate, kisses... Tobi lov
Blowing Out the Flame (Sabo x Reader)Blowing Out the Flame (Sabo x Reader)10 months ago in Romance More Like This
WARNING: MANGA SPOILERS AHEAD!
You sat bolt upright in bed, chest heaving, sweat drenching the sheets beneath you. You clutched at them desperately, trying to remember where you were. A dream seemed to lurk beneath the waters of your mind, but the more you tried to grasp it, the more the reflection on their surface became blurred. Soon, only the memory of his warmth and the redness of the flames remained.
You started as you felt something warm brush your cheek and a flickering light flooded your vision.
“I’m sorry,” came a voice, gentle and familiar. “You were crying out in your sleep again.”
A scarred face emerged from the darkness, lit from beneath by a flickering ball of flame held in his bare hand. It gave him an eerie appearance, and for a second you thought you were looking upon another face, one you had not laid eyes on for a long time. From what you could see, he was shirtless, and you blushed and looked
When I Was LittleWhen I Was Little5 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
When I was little I did not care,
For the thousands of you struggling out there,
So here is to you,
You beautiful souls.
When I was little I did not know
In your world full of nightmares you continue to grow.
When I was little I did not see
Such trembling lips as they uttered your plea.
When I was little I could not believe
How you kept on struggling on days we didn't grieve?
When I was little how could I have known
Your contagious laughter was a sight to behold.
When I was little I would never have guessed
That with such delicate wings you have been blessed.
When I was little I could not feel
How much your weak smiles really reveal .
So tell me, my child, how do you strive
To live each day just to survive.
Your innocent strides will take you far
For in Gods eyes you are the star.
So soar to the heavens with your fragile soul
And there before the gates we will count your toll.
Because when I was little I didn't dare to dwell
That while I live in heaven you live in hell.
So here is to y
the river of tearsthe night when you take the road 47the river of tears3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you see a dark fortress
lost in the forest
at bottom of this place
flows a river of tears
of a sad woman
married to a bad man
who has married this women
for enjoy his fortune
Adelia regret her choice
each time the sun lies down
each time the moon rises
in the evening
she comes out of the castle
for go in the garden
alone, she looks her face
in the river
she cries, she cries
his sadness, his remorse,his disappointment
to live in this castle
or happiness does not exist
or the love is an illusion
The Super Hero DreamThe Super Hero Dream.The Super Hero Dream3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Since I was young I've always had this reoccurring dream.
As immature and juvenile at it may seem.
I'd have this one fantasy
That me and my peers were apart of a heroic, super natural team.
We would serve and protect the world from impending doom.
But every morning I always end up waking up too soon.
I would stir and gaze around my marvel inspired room.
And attempt to
Move objects with just will of my mind.
Completely alter my anatomical design.
Teleport in and out of realties and dimensions.
Communicate with anyone via a telepathic connection.
Have an invulnerable metal emerge from my knuckles.
Tip the balance between the ageless good and evil struggle.
Soar above and around the skies like an aeroplane.
Have a romantic but dramatic relationship with my very own Mary Jane.
Have the technological advanced capabilities of a billionaire.
This would then enable me to have a untraceable, under water lair.
Catapult spheres of synthetic web from the pa
LostThere was no one anywhere,Lost4 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
not down the endless aisle
or down the hall
With wind flying through my dirt brown hair,
and tears forming and slowly spilling,
there was the furniture that seemed to be drifting,
whispers from a far ringing in my ears,
and the books that pieced me together;
with my fears of being lost and tears still spilling,
Trapped was how I felt
alone and isolated,
with no one else there.
Ace X Reader: My Card You set your shifty eyes around the table, holding your cards up close to your face to conceal them from the others as you glanced at all their faces. Jozu tsk’ed and narrowed his eyes, Thatch held back a curse word, Ace kept neutral, and Marco held a small smirk of possible victory on his face. You noticed this, but his smirk wasn’t near as wide as the one you harboured behind your fan of cards. Everyone was exchanging glances now, and a mutual nod was exchanged, some being regretful, and some being prideful. With a flick of the cards, one by one in clockwise rotation around the table, each division commander lied down their cards and said their total of the numbers on each.Ace X Reader: My Card2 months ago in Humor More Like This
“Nineteen.” Ace said.
“Seventeen.” Jozu sighed.
“I broke…” Thatch growled.
“Twenty.” Marco chimed, making his smirk visible across the
FallenFallen2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Kandyl is arguing with Ember, both trying to right themselves.
"You're a demon and you didn't tell me?" she spoke loudly. Kandyl slightly took a step away from her, her bright hair looking like a flame already. Inside he felt his heart sink.
"I'm a Fallen Angel. And I'm nothing like the Master. Compared to him, I'm like a pure angel." He paused for a few seconds and continued,"There's a difference between demons and fallen angels. If I was a demon, you'd be dead by now. Sure I might have black feathered wings.... but I don't cause destruction like all the other minions do."
Ember's anger still sizzled even though her face calmed. She always thought that Fallen Angels were angels who became evil and lost their wings. But whatever Kandyl was, Demon or just a Fallen Angel who wants forgiveness, she was sure that he didn't cause the mayhem that was happening now.
The sky was dark with red and the colors of flames and the city was ruined; cars on fire and turned over, buildings crushed and
Identity problem.I'm a girl, an average girl.Identity problem.4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
I look at other girls, analyze their potential, whether they are cute or not and I sometimes wonder if their boobs are natural or man-made. But that's what girls do, right? We criticize each other.
I'm just another girl.
I sometimes have problems with my body and how I look, problems with my reflection in the mirror. So I seek baggy clothes, to hide myself. Yet in this culture only guys are allowed to use baggy clothes, so I have to buy in the man's section, because their clothes are cuter and softer and I feel more comfortable in them. But that's something I can't help, right?
I'm what am I?
Anti-StereotypeI'm not that type so don't expect me to be.Anti-Stereotype2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I don't flirt and tease and laugh because I like you.
(If I did like you, I'd let you know.)
Its only purpose is to keep you from noticing that I'm dissecting your brain,
And when I know what I need to know,
Then we'll talk.
I'm not that type of person;
I'm quiet because I'm listening to the music inside my head.
(It has a mean bass line.)
And I don't need you to help me "open up".
I am a perfectly functional human being
Albeit a bit psychotic, in my darker moments.
Sure, I walk around with my head in the clouds,
And listen to Metallica when I'm doing yoga,
And I like to pretend I'm a rockstar when no one's looking,
And my feet are always blistered from dancing outside.
It only reminds me that I am real,
And my neural pathways are still intact.
I'm not that type.
I'm not sorry for disappointing you,
I'm not sorry for not being who you thought I was.
I'm not sorry for not fitting i
The Goosemother Scroll Episode 13The soldiers had prepared for an attack from the skies, but they had not prepared for so many foes. Foes who were better armed and organized than they. Foes who were certainly better fed. In the end, it was the rhinoceros king and elephant queen who won, but not without terrible loss.The Goosemother Scroll Episode 132 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Pyg could not feel sad for all the death around her now. She could only feel anger.
"It just keeps happening!" she said to Leap. "No matter what we do or where we go, trouble is always close behind!"
"You can't look at it like that," Leap told her. "You've lived through all of it so far, haven't you? You were meant for something important, Pyg. Like Father Longtail said."
"We've both lived through all of it," Pyg added. "So, maybe we're both meant for something important. I just wish we'd hurry up and find out what it was so we could go home."
Leap didn't say anything to that.
The next day, there was plenty to eat for all. It was bitter meat the meat of their fallen enemies but
The games of love and sexI'm either drunk or mad.The games of love and sex9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Or both ...
but I don't care
I just want you
so freaking bad...
You drive me insane..
I don't remember my name
I don't remember yours too
I just wanna play this game
yes, I wanna play with you
You'll be my prey
and I'll haunt you down
cause I'm not the same
I'll tear you apart
I'll ravish your body
until you will scream
I'll be your naughty,
your wildest dream.
I crave to touch you, crave to mark you with my name,
I want to explore you so don't be ashamed.
I will love you with passion,
I will be so gently rough,
that you'll be screaming my name at top of your lungs.
But we're not making love so don't be mistaken,
we're just playing game to take and to be taken.
You're Going to be Okay.It’s not your fault.You're Going to be Okay.3 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
It’s not what you deserve.
Don’t think that way,
Because one day,
This won’t matter anyways.
Keep your head held high for now,
I know it hurts,
Words can feel suffocating.
As you feel like your lungs are collapsing,
Under the weight of the pain,
In your chest.
I know it stings,
And it seems like it takes forever for the bell to ring.
As you count down the hours.
But it doesn’t matter.
When you just go home,
To sit in your room alone.
Because words unlike bruises don’t go away.
Once they are said they are here to stay.
And silence is excruciating.
But being in a crowd of violent stares,
Is no better.
So where do you go?
Is the question you’ll never know.
But don’t give up just yet!
Things will not always be like this.
Yes, today seems hopeless.
Tomorrow seems worse.
One more day of hearing another hateful word.
Might make your head explode,
And sometimes you want to drive yourself completely off the road.
Battle CryBattle Cry2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Depression settles as a maple leaf,
It drifts upon the laden soul,
And buries itself into subconscious mind-
Where even conscious mind doesn't know.
A battlefield of the mind,
One side raging, one side kind.
For yesterday there was a war,
It came today, and It came before.
Which side won is obvious,
For you love hating life none the less.
But, there will be another tomorrow!
Oh the joys of so much sorrow!
It has power, but you have might,
So live boldly, and It must take flight.
It came today as It came before,
But you found the Truth and so much more.
Now my child, you're crowned victor!
For you stood proud, Depression defeated.
Yesterday's conflict shall not be repeated.
Meant to be - 5th ShotMeant to be - 5th Shot4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Accidents and Togetherness?
Darkness surrounded them like a second skin and a bad feeling grew up in Touko, she couldn't describe. Maybe, because she always feared the darkness and the fact, that she was alone with N didn't make it better, because he seemed to like it.
»You did that on purpose, meanie!«, Touko whispered. She didn't want to scream, since the probability was high, that some sleeping monsters in this cave could wake up.
»Hehe, not really, but the fact, that it's so wonderful quiet, since Lyra is away is... awesome. When we're outta here, we should try to flee from her. She's annoying.« That had to be said! N didn't really care about her reaction and actually he was expecting more from Touko. She only walked further, her breath was just like before and no sign pointed to an explosion.
A long time passed by without any conversation between the two of them. Touko had already agreed to N internal, but she wouldn't ever say this out loud. That
IdentityWho am I?Identity5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Who am I?
Who are you?
Will you kill me?
I don't like myself.
Do you like me?
Please kill me.
Let's play a game of death.
I don't like this life...
If I can't remember anything.
Let's play Russian roulette, my way.
I think, it's how I play.
Take the revolver, all the slots are full,
all except one-
"Hope" What's that!
A five in six chance that you die.
Spin the barrel.
Pull the trigger when it stops,
And point at me.
Beautiful, isn't it?
And when my brains are blown out,
Get the doctor and put me together again.
Then we'll play again, and I won't remember.
I won't remember who I was,
That I was 'Mommy'. Emmy called me that.
That I was 'Honey'. My husband called me that.
That I had a name. I don't remember that.
That I was 'Little-Bear'. Baba called me that.
I want to die.
Will you kill me?
Who are you?
Who am I?
What is the point of having an identity?
The Goosemother Scroll Episode 6A wolf. Here in this so-called safehaven. A wolf walking through the curtain at that very moment! And no one screamed or ran. Father Longtail was saying something to Pyg, but she couldn't make sense of his words at first. All she could think was run. She must have been a frightening sight to behold, for the wolf's ears fell back, and his tail ducked between his legs.The Goosemother Scroll Episode 62 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"I'm sorry," he said softly. "I'll... I'll come back another time."
Somehow Pyg got her legs working again, and she scrambled to the only place she could think to. Under the bed.
"Oh my," said Father Longtail. "Perhaps you're right, my boy. Let us give her a bit more time."
It was only when Father Longtail returned hours later, promising her the wolf was gone, that Pyg came out to curl up wearily in the chair.
"I am sorry for the shock," said the eldermouse. "Leap has been with us for long enough that I sometimes forget he is wolfkind at all."
"You mean, he lives here?" Pyg asked in
The Goosemother Scroll Episode 7The dark ship drove hard and fast, driven by hellwinds to crush the little sailboat into flotsam.The Goosemother Scroll Episode 72 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"What will we do?" Pyg despaired. There was no hope of maneuvering out of the way, and Pyg had never learned to swim.
"We have to jump!" Leap answered. "Climb onto my back, and I'll carry you!"
There was no time think beyond those precious seconds. The pair dove into the inky black sea with naught but a prayer as the demon vessel obliterated their pitiful craft.
But where would they go now? They could not swim forever, both of them knew. Their food was gone, and without a boat, they were destined to drown.
By miracle or design, Pyg noticed a rope trailing in the water from the side of the ship. Without another thought, she grabbed it as it passed and hoisted herself up.
"What are you doing?" Leap shouted. "Don't you know what's up there?"
"Maybe we'll die if we go up there," Pyg called back, "but we definitely will if we don't! Come on!"
Up they climbed, brutalized by sudden winds,
The Goosemother Scroll Episode 10Their captors were beasts neither Pyg nor Leap had seen before. They looked like huge dogs but with peculiar rounded ears. They had blunt snouts and sharp teeth, and they punctuated their speech with eerie cackles that made them seem mad. Pyg had read about beasts like these before, but in writing, hyenas sounded so strange that she'd thought they were imagined. But once she had thought the Ghosts of Men were imagined, too, and she had now seen them for herself.The Goosemother Scroll Episode 102 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The hyenas bound Pyg and Leap and pushed them down a narrow, winding trail for at least three miles before they came to a clearing. In the clearing was a great tent of purple cloth, richly adorned with gold tassels and medallions. Two armored guards, one a cheetah and the other an ibex with enormous horns, flanked the entrance to the tent. Each carried bright yellow banners emblazoned with the same rhinoceros seal Pyg had seen in the traitors' graveyard. Could it be? Had she been delivered to the rhinoceros king himself?
The Goosemother Scroll Episode 3In spite of the tragedy that marked the three little pigs' birthdays, their childhoods were as happy as any pig's could be. And though they lived in desperate poverty, their home was always rich with love.The Goosemother Scroll Episode 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That isn't to say their lives were easy.
Strongheart was always getting himself into scraps with the boys from the village. He swore he always fought fair, but Mother wished he wouldn't fight at all. "It's just the things they say about us, Mother!" Strong would insist. "Are only words," Mother would finish. And Strong would feel awful for a day or two, but he would be back at it soon enough.
Meekfoot was a sweet boy, but the poor child was afraid of his own tail. He wouldn't play with other children. He wouldn't even go out into the garden by himself. "Ah, my dear Meek," Mother would say to herself. "If only he were a little more like his brother, and his brother a little more like him."
The daughter was nothing like either of her brothers. For one, she had never been g