Pocahontas Alternative EndingPocahontas Alternative Ending 12/27/11Pocahontas Alternative Ending4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Come with me?" he asked, desperation showing in his clear blue eyes. Pocahontas turned to look at her father.
"You must choose your own path," Powhatan told his daughter with a warm and steady gaze. Pocahontas looked at her people, then at the settlers. Finally, her eyes came back to John Smith.
"I'm needed here," she said, tears forming in her eyes.
"Then," John said, his voice wavering, "I'll stay with you."
"No! You have to go back!" Pocahontas cried.
"But I can't leave you," John said, feeling pain worse than any gunshot.
"You might not have to," Lon said, coming forward. "I know a little about bullet wounds, as do some of the men. I'm sure with our knowledge, and their healer," he nodded to Kekata, "we could probably fix you up." Pocahontas looked around hopefully. Some settlers were nodding their heads and Kekata was deep in thought, already thinking of remedies. "What do you say?"
"Well, there's no question to it, if you really can heal me
resonanceiresonance2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
does she know the astrological significance
of the bruises starring along
your wrists? if I could, I’d
run away somewhere where
the sky is silent and the people
hate honest eyes. here’s my problem,
I’ve wasted all my time daydreaming
in the universe of your scars. I wonder
if substantiality is lethal.
[when will you move on
like you know what
you’re doing with your life,
like this tiny existential
failure is only a hazard sign
on the roadmap of your journey,
like the world weighing down
upon your shoulders is an
exercise in vanity and quietude
instead of someone
lists of necessities: methods of
starvation, hours to fall asleep by, sharp
objects, words that mean nothing.
I’m sorry this isn’t better. I’m sorry
I’m not better and I’m sorry
nothing is bright anymore.
things you remind me of:
the november sky
right before it rains.
on yearning to be something I'm not.I think in a previous life,on yearning to be something I'm not.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I must have been a coyote.
An ugly beast with an
ugly heart, with howls
echoing across ten thousand
"Please, give me the moon;
I can no longer stand the heat of
This world mocks me.
More love for a
night alone in
a winter's forest than
the lonesome aching in
my heart, I only
want to run with the
this desert-weary soul is
merely chasing rabbits across
empty highways. A coyote only
deserves putrid carrion and
not the thrill of the hunt—I am but a
song dog keening into the night for
the fangs of wolves to keep me cold.
Mirror, MirrorI can't stand the sight of my reflection.Mirror, Mirror2 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Every time I see her, I cringe. Look at her - the dark shadows beneath her eyes, the slumped shoulders, the half-empty gaze that stares back at me. She's disgusting. She's a monster.
But is she real? Am I real?
I don't know.
Maybe she's the real one and the reason she looks the way she does is because she always sees me and is terrified that something horrible will happen. Maybe I'm the real one and I'm terrified that she's going to let that something occur.
Or maybe we're just the same person and I'm letting my thoughts become too unraveled. There's no such thing as another side to a mirror. It's just a piece of glass that reflects that which is in front of its surface. But then again, what do I know? Not much, if I'm being completely honest.
There are times where I'll pass my reflection and stop, stare at her, and the urge to do nothing more but take her hand and say I'm sorry. I'm sorry for everything I've said t
Fate be damned.personally,Fate be damned.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i can’t see myself with
the milky way embedded in my
bones, much less my heart. it
sure would be nice to wish upon a
star for our happy ending, but i think
my prince charming just
i am a phantom
stitched into my
lips and rose petals
inked into my skin.
bones would like to
whisper “i love you”
in every language of
because fate may
not exist and it’s
high time i form
my own destiny.
untitled.shut up.untitled.3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
just because you
hide behind pretty
words & stone smiles doesn't
mean i'm going to do the
i have the soul of a
& when i run
with the wolves,
no longer matters.
all my demons out
the next time you attempt
be ready & waiting.
Deux ex machinaMaybeDeux ex machina3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
you should start being more
honest with yourself.
You will never be a
a sunspot on the
moon; only fallen
heroes belong there,
and your life wasn't
pitiful enough to
cavort with the stars.
The gods love a
good tragedy, but only when
they're the ones
writing the playbill. It
isn't any fun when the actors
forget their lines and
(better draw the curtains
before the performance morphs
into a comedy)
You say "I'm sorry" but in
reality the only thing
you're apologizing for is
leaving before the show
ended and reading the
wrong horoscope that day.
in which I become beautifulI drown my conscience inin which I become beautiful2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the holy water of my wrists,
I carve hearts from empty
paper for my galaxyboy
with stars written in his skin,
and I swallow moths to
muffle the emptiness and
help me fly away.
BondsWritten by StrifegirlBonds4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Summary: Denzel is having trouble with some bullies at school and Cloud tries to cheer him up. While they talk in private, he doesn't realize that Tifa was listening to every word of their conversation.
Timeline: A year before the events of Advent Children.
Disclaimer: Final Fantasy VII and its characters are owned by Square Enix. No copyright infringement.
After hearing the bell, Denzel gathered his things and headed home to 7th Heaven.
Along the way, he met a group of children, some kids a little bigger than him. Denzel ignored them and tried to walk past them until one of the children stepped in his way, forcing Denzel to stop. The other three children began to gather around him and Denzel tried to escape; running as fast as he can. When he reached a corner, his foot stumbled against a curb and fell to ground. Stunned by the fall, he tried to get up but the children approached him and grabbed his arms and pulled hi
Distance Ch. 2Distance Ch. 24 years ago in Romance More Like This
That morning, I was preparing myself to leave for Condor Fortress. They offered me a temporary job and I was going to be out for a couple of days. I didn't tell Tifa what kind of job it was, because I knew that she wouldn't approve; and besides, I didn't want her to get worried.
I said goodbye to the children and Tifa. It was really hard for me to leave them like that, so they all gave me something for the trip.
Marlene gave me a drawing with all of us in it. Even Yuffie was in it, but I didn't complain because as much as I hate to admit it, she's been really helpful around the kids and Tifa.
Denzel gave me a small feather. He said it was for good luck. Though, I found it ironic that he gave me a Chocobo feather instead of a Phoenix Down.
Tifa gave me a kiss on the cheek, which made me blush like an idiot. Marlene found it hilarious and Denzel thought it was disgusting. I bet he won't find it disgusting when he starts to like girls.
Anyway, I took off after that and
Yes or NoPairing: Cloud/TifaYes or No4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Summary: Cloud takes a day off and stays helping Tifa at the bar. After a few drinks, they decide to play a little game.
Timeline: A year after the events on Advent Children.
Disclaimer: I don't own Final Fantasy VII. Square Enix owns Final Fantasy and its characters. There is no copyright infringement intended.
"Yes or No"
That day, Cloud took the day off so he could catch up and spend some quality time with Tifa and the children. He also wanted to help around the bar.
While he was in there, he sat on one of the barstools to keep an eye on Tifa, just in case some of the drunks wanted to try their luck with her. Fortunately, the day turned out pretty well and he didn't have to throw anyone out of the bar.
A few hours later, Tifa closed the bar and then proceeded to clean up the mess. Since Cloud wasn't doing anything in particular, he offered to clean up the galley, while she took care of the dishes. Tifa couldn't believe how handy it was to ha
wild thingsthere are days iwild things3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
want to run with wolves.
to howl at the stars because
the moon has never done
anything for me, and swallow roses
like their thorns never
but this cage -
it seems there's no way
and i fear it's
for anyone to hear me.
life is just a zoo full of
all our monsters, and
[it's our fault] we
Distance Chap. 3Distance Chap. 34 years ago in Romance More Like This
That morning, I got up very early and took a quick shower to start fresh the day.
As usual, I went to the children's room to wake them up and then headed to the kitchen to make some breakfast.
After the breakfast, I put the dishes in the sink and went upstairs to help the children to get ready for school. Denzel was old enough to prepare himself for school, so I helped Marlene instead.
After I said goodbye to the children, I headed back inside to start to do the housework.
It was a lovely day in Seventh Heaven and for some reason I was in a very good mood, so I took the day off and went to make a few errands before opening the bar.
It was almost time to open the bar, so I speeded up on Fenrir to get there on time. I was so eager to see their faces when they realized that I was back. I specially wanted to surprise Tifa, but I knew I had to be cautious, so I stopped a few blocks away and pushed Fenrir all the way to the bar.
UselessI need something to get this ticking out of my mind.Useless4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not love or lust.
I'm in need of no friend or foe.
My enemies despise who I've become.
I used to smile and laugh.
A butterfly of the social life.
My world has darkened and I have submerged myself within it's shadows.
There's no light here.
The ticking has made me numb.
I can no longer feel.
I'm no longer human.
Was I ever?
Emotions are nothing to me now.
Just ink on a fading page.
There's nothing left to give.
Nowhere to hide my pain.
This creature I've become has eaten at everything I love.
Burnt walls and crooked window panes.
I'm nothing now.
Cuddle with meCuddle with me4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Written by Strifegirl
Summary: There are moments in the life of a girl who needs to feel safe in the arms of her protector. And this is one of them.
Timeline: After the events of Advent Children.
Disclaimer: Final Fantasy VII and its characters are owned by Square Enix. No copyright infringement intended.
"Cuddle with me"
It was a day like any other in Seventh Heaven. Tifa had been working all day without a break in the bar, while Cloud made his deliveries. Cloud and Tifa began living together as a family along with Denzel and Marlene; although neither of them had confessed their feelings, deep down inside they knew they needed each other.
A few days ago, Barrett returned from his oil field in Corel to take care of some business in the city, and during that time he had to stay in Edge until he closed the deal. Tifa told him to stay in the bar, but Barrett had to reject the offer because he didn't want to become a bother. Tifa insisted that he shou
Yours to HoldYours to Hold4 years ago in Romance More Like This
Cloud was having a nightmare in the middle of the night, when suddenly, Tifa went to his room to see what was wrong with him.
Cloud was fighting in his sleep and Tifa does her best to wake him, but as much as she tried she couldn't. The dream was too deep and the more he struggled, the more intense the nightmare became. The dream was tormenting him and he growled in anguish as his breathing became increasingly agitated.
It is said that when a dream is too intense, it's better to let the person who is dreaming to wake up slowly, otherwise the dreamer will not be able to distinguish reality and could cause a severe trauma.
Tifa felt helpless for not being able to help and stayed with him until he could calm down. Cloud on the other hand, was still fighting in his sleep and Tifa tried to reassure him stroking his face with her hands.
"It's okay... Everything will be all right... I promise." She whispered softly.
Little by little, Cloud's breathing began to calm down slowly. Tifa wiped the
A MisunderstandingWritten by StrifegirlA Misunderstanding5 years ago in Romance More Like This
Summary: Cloud and Tifa are constantly fighting over everything and it worries the children because they feared that Cloud will leave again because of his strong friction with Tifa.
Timeline: A year after the events in Advent Children.
Disclaimer: Final Fantasy VII and its characters are owned by Square Enix. No copyright infringement.
That night, Cloud and Tifa were having a fight. Once again, Tifa was upset because Cloud had arrived late.
"I'm tired of dealing with this all the time!" she demanded.
"I didn't ask you to wait for me..." he said sarcastically.
"I do it because I care about you!" she raised her voice.
"No need to worry about me..." he replied indifferently.
"Arrrgh! You're such a jerk!" she hit the counter in frustration..
"And you are a fool!" he also shouted.
Denzel couldn't sleep because of the yelling and rose from his bed to
A New Beginning - Ch. 3A New Beginning - Ch. 34 years ago in Drama More Like This
After the celebration, Barret and the rest of the gang left the bar and went back to their lives.
The children had fallen asleep on one of the couches and Tifa took them upstairs along with Cloud to put them in their beds. Once they were in their rightful beds, Tifa stayed with them for a while watching to their sleep, while Cloud went downstairs to help her clean the bar.
A few minutes later, she came downstairs and saw him putting the bar stools on the counter like she always does. A smile crossed her lips when she saw him so focused on what he was doing that he didn't even noticed her presence.
Once he was done lifting all the barstools, he gazed in her direction a little surprised. She narrowed her eyes tenderly and smiled at him. He also gave her a slight smirk and nodded. The silence surrounded them for a moment until Tifa broke the ice.
"You should go try to get some sleep as well. It's been a rough day for you."
"You sure you don't want any help?"
A New Beginning - Ch. 4A New Beginning - Ch. 44 years ago in Drama More Like This
Cloud went upstairs to his room to prepare for sleep.
He lay down on his bed and try to focus on something else to make his thoughts go away. But no matter what he did, he was still thinking about the events of that night.
He remembered the sound of Tifas' voice when she was talking to him. The way she stared at him with those beautiful ruby eyes of her. His name sounded so perfect coming from her lips and the way she smiled at him was enough to make his heart shudder.
He wanted to tell her so many things that night. He wanted to hold her and let her know that he was there for her. He wanted to caress her and taste those lips again. He wanted to make her his and show his love for her. But most of all, he wanted to apologize to her for all the pain he put her through, when he left.
He knew he had disappointed her many times and after what she said in their last conversation, he knew he had to clear things up and let her know his true intentions. He felt the need to ex
ParaNorman - Childhood Blues"Norman, honey, it's time for dinner!" announced Mrs. Babcock as she gently rapped on her 6 year-old son's bedroom door, careful not to crinkle his newly beloved zombie movie posters taped to the portal. She paused and heard nothing no affirming shout that signaled he had heard her. She would have voluntarily stuck around longer lingering by his door waiting for him to answer her, but dinner was set at the table and if she didn't return to it quickly, she knew Perry surely would have sneakily picked at all the prepared entrees.ParaNorman - Childhood Blues3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Norman?" she stated again, with more of a questioning tone to it. Again, no response was heard. The blonde-haired woman then twisted the doorknob and pushed herself in. She was met with the boy's typical bedroom display: messed up bed, toys/action-figures splayed on the floor, as well as his 1st grade backpack simply tossed onto the carpet with notebook paper falling out of it. But her son was nowhere to be seen.
Sandra grew slightly anxious by this. Nor
ColorlessHelp me.Colorless4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I think I'm alone.
The darkness has swallowed me whole.
I can no longer hear cries that mirror my own.
I fear I'll fade into the shadows that I am submerged into.
My mind has lost the ability to remember.
I had an image I held so dear; it has faded too.
I know there were soft whispers and words meant to make me whole.
Those too have gone, leaving me with nothing but a feeling of despair.
I used to be so vibrant; I'm colorless here.
A New Beginning - Ch. 1A New Beginning - Ch. 14 years ago in Drama More Like This
Cloud smiled for the first time after seeing his friends disappeared into the light.
Although he felt relieved that everything was back to normal, he still had this uneasy feeling in his heart that he needed to shook it off.
"Hey Chocobo-head!" - Yuffie shouted from afar and Cloud turned his head to her. "Get your sorry ass out of there and let's go celebrate!"
Cloud smirked and then turned his attention to Denzel who was still playing in the water.
"So, what do you say?"
Denzel smiled at him and then nodded. Afterwards he ran towards the others along with Cloud.
Once they reached the edge of the pool, Cloud grabbed Denzel from behind to help him get out.
"Ready? Set. Now!" - he tossed him out of the water and Barret grabbed hold of him. Then it was Clouds' turn to get out of the water, when suddenly, a hand appeared in front of him. He stood there for a moment and then lifted his gaze to see the one who was reaching out for him.
Tifa smiled tenderly at him and Clou