(A.U.N.) pg18Shirayuri had had enough she could feel the pain that Yumie suffered and had understood when Yumie had told her not come for her. That time had passed now, and she would have Yumie suffer no longer. Shirayuri rushed toward the part of the forest where Yumie had hid herself as she cast her illusion. She smelled the other ninja before she saw them, one was male the other a female. She was aware of their positions relative to Yumie's. Having been trained Shirayuri knew better than to run in head first she was strongest in combination with Yumie. Shirayuri smelled the heavy musk of fear on her friend and she didn't like it, fear didn't smell right on Yumie. She had to get her out of there but how? "Why are you here, what part do you play in the Horde's plan?" Hien questioned. Yumie felt weakened, tired, she was covered in her own blood and had lost a lot of it. Yumie had a hard time focusing and even more difficulty staying conscious from her loss of blood.
For her delay in answering Hien'
Renegade Phantom - Part 2Several pirates from Youngblood's skeleton crew cheered wildly as two pairs of gloved hands came into view, latching onto each other. The view panned out as Danny struggled against Dani, their fingers intertwined as they pushed against the other. Dani smirked with an evil grin, her eyes glowing bright crimson red; Danny strained himself so as to not hurt her as he tried to get through to her.Renegade Phantom - Part 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Dani, what are you doing!" he half yelled. "Why are you working with this guy!"
"She won't respond to you," Youngblood called out to him. "She only responds to my commands. She is under my complete control, and does everything I tell her to. Now, finish him!" he shouted to her.
Danny looked from him down at his cloned sister as her grin widened and her eyes suddenly shown brighter. She hopped into the air, released her grip on his hands and head butted him. He stumbled back as she did a back flip in the air and kicked him in the jaw. He jumped back and glared at her as he rubbed his chin.
ebony woodsalot of the spelling is wrong, and also, i was in the middle of changing the characters names so they switch on and offebony woods10 years ago in Erotic More Like This
PatienceCharlie and four others stayed behind in the cave while the rest of the search party went back to camp with the news. The mission was a success; they'd found the orb they and the enemy were looking for, but it was being held in the hand of a statue...a statue that was once an innocent girl from over a thousand years ago. No one knew what mental condition she'd be in, but they were going to find out. At least they hoped.Patience4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was a long shot that she's even be able to be restored. It didn't always work. Some unfortunate people had been cursed with a permanent spell. Some attempts to bring statues back had even backfired and converted the curse into a permanent one, sealing the victim's fate for eternity. Charlie couldn't imagine being trapped as a statue forever, especially when being fully conscious the entire time. There could be no other horror than a promise of being cured, only to instead having the one chance of being human again being yanked away without hope of rescue.
They had to
lazarusthis is a long story...its not finished...and eh...yeah...thats all...theres alot of bad grammarlazarus10 years ago in Horror More Like This
Free TimeHi. I know you can't hear me, but I can hear you. My name is Stefanie, but I think you know that by now. You can see it on my sign. You want to know more about me? You want to know what I've been through? Well then, I'll oblige.Free Time4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
That day I wanted to go hiking. I wanted to regain that feeling of being a free spirit out in the wilderness. I traveled along this well-known trail that went along the mountains, enjoying my time away from people and the problems society brought. It was nice to get away, even for a moment.
I don't remember being kidnapped, but I remember waking up in my cell. I remember trying to escape. I remember being caught. I was stripped of all my clothes and bound in shackles. They were really heavy too. They were excessive in their weight. My hands were cuffed behind my back and my feet were connected by a chain. It was cold.
Those huge Brutes came in the next morning and dragged me through the tunnels in the mountain to the opening that would later become the courtyar
The Morpheus CurseI jump into the pool at Jeff's birthday party, splashing water all over our friends trying to stay dry on the grass. The delightful screams of my friends drown away as I sink into the water, happy as can be. The temperature was a delightful contrast to the warm summer sun in the world above. Time seemed to slow down as gravity ceased to be a factor. I sat still as I floated there, slowly turning about in the medium.The Morpheus Curse4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Natalie's voice penetrated the liquid with such precision. It must have been important, though there was no sense of urgency in her voice. Now at the bottom of the pool, I kicked off of the floor to propel myself towards the surface. The broken sun came together as my head burst into the party.
I got out of the water and walked down the hallway of Natalie's house, dressed in a t-shirt and capris. Anna stood there, waving me forward. I ran down the hallway, past all the photos of friends and family. When I reached Anna, she grabbed my hand and took me down the corr
BB: Dark Side of the MirrorStrange energy signals in the Digital World were all too common, and all too predictable in that they meant trouble at least. In terms of what kind of trouble, this was harder to guess. Izzy was tracking the energy from his room, and the others were heading to investigate.BB: Dark Side of the Mirror4 years ago in Drama More Like This
"So... What's going to happen this time?" Takeru pondered.
"Doesn't matter, it's all fine as long as we get out of it made of flesh, human, the same ages, same genders, in our own bodies, alive, not on fire..."
"...Miyako, we get it..." Davis noted.
"...Not frozen solid, not turned into different people, not brainwashed, not eaten alive, not smashed into a million pieces, not thrown into a parallel universe where everyone is lizards..."
"Miyako..." Hawkmon sighed.
" ...Not turned into robots, not running into puppetmon, not being sucked into the dark ocean, not being hypnotised by snakes, not seeing a close friend horribly killed in front of us..."
"MIYAKO! KNOCK IT OFF!" Takeru yelled.
"...Oh, and not running into a
Fatal SpellIn a small library, someone was studying. Sitting at a table beside a pile of books, beside a shelf covered in multi-coloured leather-bound volumes, a red haired girl frowned and put one another book aside, dismissing it as useless.Fatal Spell4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Gwen sighed as she regarded the bookshelf. She'd been told there were a lot of books with spells to learn here, but she saw more than one double copy, and most of them had spells she knew.
"This can't be all of them..." She said to herself, regarding the pile of useless books then looking back at the shelves.
Standing up, she began pulling out books at random.
"Same as that one... Filled with useless spells like that one... All the same as this one but in a different order... Harry Potter book in the wrong place... "
Her eyes landed on a book she hadn't noticed yet. Bound in snakeskin, she pulled it out and looked at the first page, where a short foreword lay.
"Within this tome lies great power, for those who seek it... Alright! Someth
Random Ramblings of FearI've had a phobia of spiders for as long as I could remember. I never liked them; they always just freaked me out. I think it's the way they creepily walk around. Their legs just stick out like scary little claws or fingers that are ready to strangle you. It's hard to describe, but if you've ever had an irrational fear of something for it's strange looks then you would know as well.Random Ramblings of Fear4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I also have a mild fear of constraint. This has put me in an interesting position as I've had some time to do a little introspective thinking of my life. I've always been a free spirit in a way; running for recreation or swimming in my pool. While I never liked to be bored in the house when nothing was happening, I also had some silly peeves that reminded me of confinement: shoes and handcuffs. Strange duet, right? I'm one of those girls that you could grow up with and almost never see shoes on their feet. I'm talking about those tight, confining sneakers or Vans or whatever people like to wear; they just w
The PartyIn a thatched two-floor cottage in the woods, two sisters in black dresses sat quietly by the fire. One with brown hair who appeared to be in her early twenties read a book, whilst the second who seemed in her late teens had a handheld games console, playing intently with headphones over her white hair.The Party4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
At least, until the door burst open, and the elder sister entered. The youngest sister jumped up with a shriek.
None of the sisters was a sterotypical witch - The only warts they ever had were if they were transformed into toads, for example. They would be considered beautiful by many, but as witches they knew that their appearances were very much subject to self change at any time.
"Welcome home, Stheno." The brunette, Alecto, said as the green-haired elder entered.
"How was your shopping trip, sister?" The jumping younger sister, Pemphredo, asked from where she had landed.
"Somewhat tiresome. There was a very ill mannered assistant in the department store's jewellery section, but perh
MLAAS - Chapter 1Chapter 1 - A (not so) Brief IntroductionMLAAS - Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
My name is Sarah Marcel. For the past few...well, I'm unsure of how long it's been actually. Let's just say for quite a while now, I've been living an extremely unusual life. Actually, I guess I haven't really been "living" very much of it. You see, for a great deal of my life, I've been a stone statue. I know it sounds unreal. After all, people turning to stone is the stuff of myth and movies, right? You couldn't be more wrong. I figured after all these years, someone out there should know what I've been through, and I've finally decided to put it all on paper. Now, I'm no writer by any means so don't go expecting Harry Potter or whatever you people read these days.
However, before we begin, I suppose I should give a bit of background of myself. I know what you're thinking: "This is boring, let's get to the unusual pa
FF9: All Hail The Queen Part 1After Kuja's defeat and Zidane's return, things had dramatically improved for the world at large. Alexandria, Lindblum, and Burmecia had largely rebuilt, and even Cleyra was back on the map, though none dared venture into the ruins of the old tree. The Black Mages and genomes had moved to Alexandria from the Black Mage village, and even the problem of the Black Mage's limited lifespans had been solved.FF9: All Hail The Queen Part 15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Mikoto had realised that as a prototype, Vivi was actually built with a normal lifespan. Kuja had deliberately made the mass produced models less long-lived, possibly to ensure that Brahne could not deploy them against him later on. Further testing found that with the bodies of the Black Mages who had stopped, they found that a blood transfusion from Vivi could cause dramatic alterations and rapid repairs.
The end result was that the Black Mage would be revived, retain all memories, and so far, have apparently normal lifespans, but with one change: They regressed to a physical age estima
Sakura-01Hinata struggled against the metal frame holding her down in the seat. She had no idea what was going on, and she felt scared and alone. The cold air in the room chilled her to the bone. All she could see was darkness, until..Sakura-013 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A crack of light spread wide open in front of her. A male, tall and slender, holding another person, presumably another girl, who appeared to be struggling against bonds of her own. The man put her down on the ground in front of Hinata.
Her pale eyes grew wide with shock; she knew this girl. That was Sakura Haruno, one of Naruto's companions! Sakura was hogtied and gagged with tape. The man, still obscured by shadow, chuckled and slid over to Hinata.
"You're awake, I see.." He said, his voice low and husky. Hinata nodded slowly, afraid of what was going on. "Good.. I've been waiting for this moment." The man slid behind Hinata's chair, and she could hear a button being pressed.
The seat slowly turned around, a deep whirring sound was heard as it did so. It sudden
Kim Raven Snippets"Sooo what do you want to do about this?" Raven asked, still surprised she even admitted her feelings for the red head.Kim Raven Snippets7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I really don't know. This is all kinda new and different to me," Kim confessed as she ran a hand through her hair.
"I guess we could...go on a date," the pale gray girl suggested, again confused by her own actions.
"Yeah. That is what you're suppose to do in these situations, right?"
"Well yeah. I guess it wouldn't hurt. I mean see if maybe, possibly this could work out."
Raven nodded wordlessly as she watched Kim pace back and fourth. After a few more seconds the redhead stopped and looked her up and down.
"Okay I'm willing to go on the date and see if this," she gestured between them, "can work out but you're going to have to change first."
The blue haired girl cocked an eyebrow then held out her arms to open her cape to look down at the dark blue, legless leotard she normally wore.
"What's wrong with this?" she asked, a trace of annoy
Wet NightmareWendy's scream choked into silence as she finished turning to stone. Her body was hunched over, almost completing a fetal position. She had tried to run away from the monsters, and the man that led them, but she wasn't quick enough.Wet Nightmare4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She was on her first cruise with her boyfriend, on vacation from the stressful life she led at college. Needing a proper rest, her boyfriend convinced her to join him on a cruise out to Hawaii. It took some work to do; Wendy had a definite fear of the open ocean. She knew it was an irrational fear, but it was something that she wanted to get over. The first day she couldn't stand near the edge of the railing, but on the second she was able to lay out on the edge to sunbathe. She was getting more accustomed to it, and everything was looking up for her. She was happier than she had been in a long time...laying out on the deck in the sun, enjoying the jewels of life that the day brought her.
Then they came.
They fell from the skies. These flying creatures drop
Picture PerfectHer name was Zhao. She was a model for beauty. She brought the rays of joy to her friends whenever they were down. She had the power to break a dozen hearts with a wink, but could also immediately mend them with a friendly chat. With her best friend being a photographer, she'd often model for him, striking various poses and donning numerous dresses and skirts in their photo shoots. They shot in elegant rooms, on top of mountains, in delicate gardens, and numerous other vistas and settings. While humble people, they knew they had something special when they finished a shoot for the day. His talents brought out her beauty in such a way that it was truly art. They hadn't been noticed yet; they were putting together a portfolio that they hoped would be a hit with whomever they would show it to. In order to fill it up, they shot for a solid month, and the binder was getting thick.Picture Perfect4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
To celebrate, the two decided to end the portfolio with a final shoot. Zhao arrived at their destina
An Age of Stone and SteelThe Lillymon was worried. She didn't know what was making her feel uneasy, but it was like her forest was... wrong. Something was here that shouldn't be.An Age of Stone and Steel5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"But what?" She asked herself aloud. Was it humans? No, Digidestined wouldn't worry her. After all, one of them had a Lillymon partner didn't they? She'd never met that Lillymon, but still... The Digidestined had just defeated the Dark Masters and left. There wasn't any reason to expect humans or anything dangerous.
She flew over the treetops, seeing nothing unusual at first, until she realised it seemed empty. All sorts of plant Digimon lived in this forest, mostly lower levels than her, but none seemed to be around in the forest floor that she could see. Usually she would have spotted her friend Rosemon, and wouldn't have been able to miss any of the few Togemon that hung out around here, but so far, there was no sign of life. Which considering the Dark Masters had just been vanquished, she found very strange. Everyone ha
BB8: Staring StoneMy name is Nico Robin. That hasn't changed, but a short time ago, I did. I was a fairly normal human in a biological sense apart from my Devil Fruit powers, and then, suddenly, I was turning to stone.BB8: Staring Stone4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I don't know how, or why. I'd been separated from the rest of the crew here, and I had thought I had my way back to them as the sun set when I felt my feet grow heavy. I had looked down, and they had turned grey, my boots too.
I tried to wiggle my toes, but nothing happened. I could still feel them somehow, which made me think perhaps they weren't stone but just immobile below my boots. I watched, unwilling to move my feet in case the stone portions should break off, and then I realised I didn't need to. Using the abilities given to me by the Hana Hana no Mi, I copied my lower leg.
To my surprise, the copy limb had a stone foot attached. I could see a seam of darker grey just at the edge of my skin and the stone, which I gave a cautious prod. The area felt warm around the dark grey line,
A Price to Pay for Such PromisesNatalya walked into the dimly-lit tower, and stopped a second to let her eyesight adjust. She lead the expedition into this tower, accompanied by 2 other women. Their names were Cerise and Diana. Natalya, a rather tall but slender built scout, with blazing red hair flowing down her back and dressed in black leather, was the leader of this group. Cerise was slightly shorter, about 5 foot, and built more voluptuously, came in next. She was blonde, and to the core, she frequently ended up doing something stupid, but it was all right, since the group could turn the tide against all forces she ended up attracting. Her body and her skills were her pride, choosing to wear strong yet form fitting armor. Plus, her blade skills were second to none, though with her gleaming silver plate armor, she was easily noticed and tended to make rash decisions. Diana, a devout priestess, came in last, her white robes concealing a slendeA Price to Pay for Such Promises3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
EnoughMelissa remained in her chambers, waiting for them to return. Searing only a short dress, she sat against the wall, restrained tightly. The iron collar around her neck was fused to a solid bar that went straight down to her feet. Two holes just wide enough for her ankles were present at the end, with two additional holes to trap her hands partway up the hole as well. The collar was chained to the wall behind her, with the posterior end fastened to a ring in the floor. The device restricted her position to remain with her back bent slightly forward, and her knees bent, rendering her extremely uncomfortable.Enough4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Well, it could always be worse. I could have been turned to stone.
The last year or so of her life had been extremely difficult on her and quite unique, mostly such that it had lasted over a thousand years. Twelve hundred, actually. So much changed for her in a short time that it was impossible to keep away the suspicion that she was dreaming. How could something so horrible l
The Materia Thief TrapYuffie knew a lot about Materia. She had been hunting it down and stealing it for years, after all. She had learned that a number of monsters liked to collect Materia almost as much as she did, including dragons, who often lived near natural Materia wells. Many monsters just collected it because it was something shiny, something pretty, but dragons and Yuffie were similar. They collected it because it was powerful. Many of the dragons in the mountains of Nibelheim had a sizable pile of Materia in their caves, that they used to make their own magic even stronger.The Materia Thief Trap7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Then she'd heard about Mount Draco. It was near Mount Nibel, and like the name said, was supposed to be covered in dragons. At least, it had been once. Since then all but one had moved away or been killed. The one that was left was supposed to be immensely powerful, and as far as Yuffie was concerned, that meant Materia. It could only be reached by going over the mountains on foot or by Chocobo, because no airship could land an
Blockbreaker 1 - MannequinSakura Haruno wasn't sure about what she'd been told to do. The kunochi knew her mission, but wasn't sure it could be called that. What she didn't know was why she was being sent alone. Well, she did actually. Her idiot teammates had all been injured a few days ago.Blockbreaker 1 - Mannequin5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She had been told to try and track down a few missing people. They'd all vanished around a store in this town, so the obvious place to start was there, even if it was heading into the evening already when she arrived.
It was better than doing nothing, she figured. But she wasn't sure what she could do. She'd got to the store, and that was it. Nothing out of the ordinary around. Just a handful of shoppers milling around, outnumbered by the mannequins and staff.
"Why did I even bother coming here. It's not like I'd see them just standing there..." She sighed, looking at a handful of mannequins dressed in various swimsuits.
She had figured it was time to leave when she remembered something. She'd been told that the missing peo
Digimon: Mind our ChangeIt had been two weeks since the strange event that had altered the lives of Ruki Makino and Juri Katou. The two didn't realise it, but in their seperate schools, both were displaying how much they had changed in the eyes of their teachers. Not too far apart, their two teachers did something that met with what would have been unexpected a few short weeks ago...Digimon: Mind our Change5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She knew this one.
Ruki had normally known the right answers to the questions the teachers had asked, seeking a volunteer from the class. "Can anyone tell me..." and "Who knows the answer..." had normally been met by her ignorance. She used to prefer someone else would do it. It hadn't been important.
But now, she wanted to answer. No one ever answered until the teacher picked someone out. And this teacher could take ages to decide no one was volunteering...
She put her had up.
"Ruki... Go ahead."
She answered. She was right.
The teacher continued on, still a little surprised at the change from Makino. She'd been answering he
Behind Sealed WallsCharlie walked along the trail, alone for the moment. His group was following behind, scattered about and keeping a watchful eye out for enemies. They'd been in the area before, and knew the dangers of being discovered here. The last time a group had been here, they lost half of their crew; taken prisoner or killed on the spot. It was never easy to return home and inform the families.Behind Sealed Walls4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Nevertheless, they pushed on. This was dangerous terrain, but as long as they stayed off the road they should be fine. Paved roads were not an option in a place like this. Paved roads brought only trouble. They were far away, but could still see the road, empty for the moment. They continued along the dirt path, wrapping around the foothills of the mountains above them. The destroyed remains of suburbia sat on their left, a reminder of the long lost past. Ancient relics now, the demolished framework and rubble remained a graveyard of civilization.
Ahead was a clearing. They ran across as fast as they coul