EVOlution 10I wake up when the SUV comes to a sudden stop, my head flinging forward and hitting the passenger-side seat.
“Oof” I push myself back, that's what I get for not wearing a seatbelt. I look around, we were in the middle of a parking lot near a mall. 101 and Torrent had switched places at one point and 101 was back in his human form, cursing some guy who had pulled suddenly in front of him which had quickly backed out and sped away. 101 pulls into the now empty space and shuts off the SUV.
“Where are we?”I ask to Torrent, who looks up and over to me“Not where we need to be. We need to get another vehicle, one less noticeable. I shake off some sleep and think for a second “We're gong to steal one aren't we?”
“Not much choice. But it there's plenty to choose from.” We get out, Nova had taken off the chest plate of his body armor, giving him a more civilian look. Still the bare feet of both me and 101 could attract attention, if any
Suprise package pt 1*Beep* "Well, this something I thought i'd never do, I'm not one for audio journals or anything but i'm being paid for this, also something i didn't expect but i'll just roll with it." A sigh followed, causing a burst of static for a few seconds. "I whould start with my youngest memories but they only want the part where things go crazy..."Suprise package pt 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Saturday, Febuary 1
I wake to the sound of the A/C turning on with my face buried in my pillow like usual. I push myself up and over to the left side of the bed, I just sit there for a few minutes trying not to fall back to sleep, shaking my head, i reach over and grab my phone turning it on and checking the time " 4:59?" i mumble as I set it back down and stand up. Stretching, I look around my bedroom. In front of me was the walk in closet... nothing interesting there, behind me sat a lovely window that would shine light into my face each morning if i slept in to long, right to the left of it was "the center" a jumbled mass co
EVOlution 5 pt 2I keep replaying the scene in my mind, with his words and his actions. The people were milling around, ignorant to the tense scene several seconds ago, something about him was off, and it was more than just the fact that he's a shifter like me, or that he's my age... maybe actually younger.EVOlution 5 pt 21 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The chill hadn't left my spine since he had said the last sentence and made that creepy departure tactic of blending into the crowd.
I still had time left.... maybe just under three hours, until I could get a look at all those files that I took off their servers. I lean away from the table and keep watch at the crowds in my vision, his words had made me paranoid, just them knowing that I was alive was bad enough, but to know where I was and have someone like that keep watch? Damn nightmare was what it was.
I sigh and stand, no point in being here for now, but... I was going to go buy something before I left for "home" so that if certain issues arise they'll be taken care of. I advance up the levels
A new beginningA new beginning1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Normal days, just go out of control sometimes.
Dallas, Texas; Local Time; 3:41pm, Friday, 13th of May, 2033
"Shane, did you order this?"
I look up to see mom holding a box about two feet wide and half as long held under one arm. I was helping fix up the tv they had gotten... oh which was a 56" wall mounted tv, my mom had never been good with electronics and even in twenty years she hasn't improved, though the claws made it a little harder, considering she was a dragon and all.
"Is it from Alex?" she looks and and replies with "Yes" I slide backwards away from the tv and get up.
"Wonder why it came to you... but yes I ordered it from him." I say as I stretch my wings and arms... yes wings, I'm a dragon, what do you expect? The wide open space allows me to reach my full span before folding them back up, the solid black was in contrast to the white walls and ceiling, which by the way was about 30 feet high, big
EVOlution 8Flying to put it simply is awesome.EVOlution 81 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I had trailed 101 from the apartment to halfway across the city... the sun had just started it's decline in the sky. There was something about flying that was strangely calming and yet thrilling... so much that I didn't notice where we were headed until it was just barely in sight.
“The apartments? That isn't the place I was thinking you'd head for one-oh-one.”
He air brakes and ends up grazing up beside me “Not just any apartments, yours... or rather that of the one you were cloned from.” He says nonchalantly.
“I know, but still, why here? The gov obviously knows where this place is and are watching it.”
He smirks, showing some of those large steak-knife teeth “That's the beauty of it, that's if they didn't think you were stupid enough to come back here, they guessed if you were compromised you would run, try to get out of moderate territory or something similar.”
“Okay, but still, we're two very
EVOlution 7I couldn't move, I couldn't breathe...EVOlution 71 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Don't make a sound, or we're both dead.” The voice whispers from behind me. The voices get steadily closer until they suddenly start fading, probably taking a turn on the hallway to another part of the floor. The grip around my throat kept tight until they were completely out of earshot, then he lets go, so I do the natural thing and whirl on him after a quick breath, but stop when I notice it's...
“Dominick?” I say, surprise managing to make it's way into my voice.
“What? Expecting it to be your little friend?” He says, voice lowered some as if he's afraid of being overheard.
Come to think of it “Yeah, I did expect it to be him, why the choking and the secrecy BS?” I ask, still tense.
“Because they don't trust me any, and they shouldn't, because of what they are about to do.” He says, taking a look out into the hallway.
“The virus they plan on releasing tomorrow?” His reacti
EVOlution part 5 pt oneI stumble out of a nightmare into complete darkness, falling onto the floor... I almost thought I was still in the nightmare until the the cold floor put me back into reality... the lights were still off and we were underground... no sunlight.EVOlution part 5 pt one1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
-Aurora lights on-
The lights glare blinds me for a full minute, maybe I should have just kept it a minimum. I watch the room come into focus, nothing new... until I turn and look at the bed.
There were massive gouge marks in the steel wall, the bed was spared most of it, but one of the pillows was completely shredded... if I turned... I check and yep, tail hole ripped through the pants... great. Standing up the damage looked a little less bad, considering the gouges were angled, could just pass it off as a decoration... at least there wasn't any wires or anything that I could see through the steel. I look around and see the disposal chute holding right by the counter, it would probably fall to the bottom, be compressed and shoved up on a
New beginnings 9Shane--->New beginnings 91 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
So here we are, just accomplished one of the things we sent off to do, and then we have to stop that and turn it back on. This is messed up, but at least I can ask Blake what's going on.
“So I'm going to ask the biggest question, why did you have us turn the magnetic propulsion back on Blake?” I say over the speakerphone.
"Well, turning it off would have fired us. We found the generator. Open Ion Fusion, and with this design, it doubles as the secondary propulsion." Good explanation, though I had no idea what open-
Alex meanwhile interrupts my train of thought with "I think I turned that secondary propulsion on. Meanwhile a pressing question, this ship has open ion fusion?"
"Yeah, ions being bombarded into each other into it's own personal sun. Hydrogen into Helium into Sodium ex-cetira. And it's a good thing you turned it on slowly. We only got a few flares." Miniature sun? That sent a bad feeling straight down my spine to the tip of my tail.
I ask "A few? And th
Birthday wish gone rightHow is it that when you think everything has settled into a routine something changes to shatter all that you know? I may never know, but things always change right? Well I wasn't expecting the change that happened today.Birthday wish gone right1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was a normal day, well not normal for me, wake up, get dressed and run around the base for morning exercise, but here's the difference, it was my ninteenth birthday, and I had taken off the next few days to do things... mainly just be lazy. But I get a phone call as I'm walking out after breakfast by someone that I didn't expect.
"Incoming call from: Shyren." Shyren? Hadn't heard from him in months. I accept the call and lobby outside.
"What's up Red?"
"Nothing much Shane, but happy birthday man."
"Thanks, So how's it going with you?"
"Got my job back and got the supervisor fired at the same time, I take it you're still in the airforce?"
I get sarcastic with him "No, I'm a mailroom clerk."
He barks a short laugh "Then you have seriously downgraded my friend. So are
EVOlution 6A gun pointed at my head... figures, but how did he get here? He was obviously waiting for a response, so I gave him one.EVOlution 61 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Well sorry to say, I'm afraid neither of those is going to happen.” I say it cleanly and coldly, hopefully he got the message, I keep my head slightly turned to see him and the gun, then I hear the screech of a car breaking rapidly.
“And i'm sorry to say, i think it will.” I look over and see several men in black suits hop out, carrying military firearms... stereotype much? Three people surround me, completely cutting me off unless I decide to grow wings and fly off.. so much for my taking him one-on-one plan, needed to come up with something different to take him down... then the second van showed up. I pulled up right behind the first and unleashed several armed soldiers out of the back, which all but two go to rush the house I came out of, the two that didn't walked up to us, guns ready and aimed at my head... they sit there, pointing gun
EVOlution 4- the long roadWHUMP WHUMP WHUMP WHUMP WHUMPEVOlution 4- the long road1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I could hear the helicopter-like sound long before it came into view, going maybe three hundred feet in the air I stop from my position on the side of the road and keep looking, it followed the highway, once it got close enough I could make out the four rotors on the trapezoid shape. two in the back and one on each side. I see the red and blue cadaucius on the underside and knew it was the medical transport they sent out, took them only five minutes to get here. I shift the duffel bag to a more comfortable position and keep walking. I had seen nothing but grass, and some small hills along with cars going by at about 80 MPH, soon enough the transport zooms overhead again, it was going slower and the rear rotors had spaced themselves out to make a more stable flight, as quick as it came, it was gone.
I keep walking along the road, an occasional car passing by and breaking the sound of crickets. I keep getting flashbacks over what happened in the last few hou
Evolution 12My reflective mood was ruined when a video screen pops up in the helmet, It was Nova calling.Evolution 1211 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“What?” I ask, surprised he's calling me. His face in the link was free of gore, and it was close up view, a result of the helmet.
“What's your plan to get past the Advantists?” He seemed to have calmed down some since the carrier, but I could still hear the tension in his voice... something was off.
“Pull some quick words, then hop aboard any transport to the mainland.”
“That's a little vague you know.”
“True, but there's plenty of room for improvisation in that plan. Plus I've used it before, and it worked that time around, so why not now?”
“Because the Advantists have extensive and almost obsessive record keeping, maybe you don't know, but the advantists have the strongest border security of all three sides, they haven't lost a single city they started off with. I think that tells you something, that the
New beginings 7Falling through a sudden hole isn't exactly a good description, it was more like being pulled down, and it sucked.New beginings 71 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Ahhh, Damnit!” I try and get my wings open just as I realize I was falling, but they caught at the sides, and the vacuum from the hole was pulling me down, and so I was the first down the completely random hole. The attempt to open my wings was a good one, as it still managed to slow me down... until Tyler slammed into my back.
“Oof!” I hear his wings try and mimic my trick but they were too large for the area and it only allowed whoever else who fell into the hole to hit him in the back.
Suddenly we weren't in the hole anymore, I just had time to register that fact before we all hit the ground... the breath get's knocked out of me, and the world grays a bit. Ty struggles to get up... I take a deep breath when he finally does, both Alex and Jamie land on either side of me, only mildly affected by the fall, probably cushioned by Ty's back, good thin
A new beginning chpt 11“Hey guys, looks like we have a plan.” Blake says right after my little greeting.A new beginning chpt 111 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“What?” I was caught suddenly off guard, what plan? Me and pretty much everyone else gave him a blank stare.
He notes this and says with a slight frown “What? Isn't it obvious?”
I shake my head at him “Not everyone of us is thinking on your terms of tech Blake.”
He returns with "I know that, but think about it. The nanny bots, the infected. It all makes sense." I just give him another blank look.
He mutters "Depths of the void." And points to Alex. "Now I'm not impressed. The point is, the nanny bots said were disinfected." Wait
And then it clicks for me "Disinfected? But how did that even get accomplished?"
Blake goes on to explain "The light. From what Roxanne sent me, the virus can be removed from the host cell, but you need to be very precise. One advantage of a quantum wave teleport is it's precision."
Alex crosses his arms "Thank you for revealing what
Birthday wish part twoThe sun was at it's peak as me and Zephyr land in a clearing surrounded by woods, he just made a small hop when he landed, I slide and dig a nice little trench with my paws besides the one holding the opal... this was going to take some getting used to. The entire flight here my mind had been racing, you always think you can handle something before it's right there in your face... I was still having a hard time I had actually raised a dragon from the grave, then get turned into one BY the one I raised, it was just... man it was just crazy.Birthday wish part two1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"You didn't seem to enjoy the flight that much." Zephyr says as he shook out his wings before folding them up, he was partially right, I would have enjoyed the flight immensely had it not been for the everything on my mind.
"I... probably because my thoughts were elsewhere."
He get's a concerned look in his eyes "It was me turning you without warning wasn't it?"
I nod my head and say, still in my level tone "And the fact of what you are keeping from
B-day wish, part fourThe storm came right after all the dragons had fallen asleep, it came out of a clear sky and made the every single dragon wake up... mainly because a bolt of lightning struck the ground between them.B-day wish, part four1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Oliver "Whoa! What the...!" Another lightning bolt hit the ground, closer this time, causing everybody else to jump back.
"This isn't a normal storm!" Zephyr says as the rain began to pound twice as hard, supplemented by the occasional burst of golfball-sized hail.
"You think?" Zorath says while moving out of the way of a particularly large peice of hail as it crashed into the ground.
"Yes I do thi- OW!" A peice of hail hit hm on the head and it broke on impact. He shakes it off and makes a canopy of black fire, every single raindrop or iceball was melted and evaporated before it got through.
"Where's Shane?" Oliver shouts over the roar of the storm.
"Somewhere in the woods!" Zorath says while adding his own solid shadow canopy to Zephyr's giving enough room for him and Oliver to take she
Birthday wish part 3Zorath walked around the airport, waiting for his flight. It was a normal day at Heathrow and Zorath was about to leave on vacation, he blended into the crowds easily with his standard looks, 6 foot 3" teenager with pale skin, short dark brown hair, and a pair of jeans along with a black shirt with a picture of a tribal dragon on the left side outlined in blue. It had been a long morning, and he had nothing to do before he left so he decided to come here and wait it out. he was sitting next to a pair of university students, a boy and a girl, who were going over something on the guy's iphone, with nothing better to do, he listened in...Birthday wish part 31 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Boy: "...Telling you, this has got to be real, Too many people are submitting videos of this."
Girl: "Hey, it could be a large scale prank, anyone can use photoshop you know."
"But this isn't a photo is it? Look." The guy taps the screen and even with the noise of the busy airport Zorath could hear it. Wingbeats followed by several exclamations and a few
New beginnings ThreeChapter Three:New beginnings Three1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You know, life is always filled with surprises, horrors, and shocks... sadly mine seem to always come when i'm out cold.
Melbourne, Australia, Terra - AEDT: 12:16pm, Saturday, 16th of October, 2010
I backroll off the table, wings crunching as I fall into a crouch at the head of the steel table. I stand to find a human looking at me with a bored expression on his face and somone else, I automaticaly think "Infected" and I rear back to deliver a burst of flame. I target the closest one, which was the boy, he realizes what I was about to do and raises his arm to cover his face. My flame rages out and clashes into a field that pops up out of nowhere as the other, who was a girl yells out his name "Blake!"... I stop the onslaught several seconds later. What in the hell was this? The field protecting him dissipates and he says "Didn't expect to be grilled in that kind of way." My jaw drops at the common dismissal at the fact that I just almost inc
Suprise package pt 5*Knock Knock*Suprise package pt 51 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Ughhhhhh, just another 12 hours please."
"Get up before I grab an air horn, Shane...Shane?"
"Huh... guess he'll miss the breakfast wraps the-"
"NOOOOO! I'm up! I'm up!"
I hop out of bed at the mention of breakfast wraps...I was starving. Unfortunately when I hopped out of bed my foot gets into a wrong position and slip.
"Ow." I see my mom trying not to laugh as I pick myself up.
"Five minutes" It's then I notice something...
"She's downstairs staring down Ryan... That dog has to have been trained by someone, or be extremely intelligent because she actually let us know when she wanted to go out, she wiped her paws before going back inside and even turned the tv on."
"Creepy...but dogs have more intelligence than some people think, it how they're raised that really determines how they act... And I honestly think Bullet is a one-of-a-kind find."
"I think so too, see you downstairs." As she heads out of my
EVOlution 2- escaping the warzoneI was a clone...EVOlution 2- escaping the warzone1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The thought kept going through my head, soon followed by seeng the original die, and it still sent chills down my spine. We had been flying back for the entire trip, I had looked out the window, we were going to a different base than before, we had passed over the advancing front lines, yet the base I expected to go back to was across the sea, but I could improvise... The team that I was fooling so well were curious to why I was here and one asked what happened...
"You don't want to know, it would give you nightmares for the rest of your life... but to put it simply, the general sold us out." I read reactions of suprise from behind their visors, though about half the team took off their helmets.
"What happened to him?" The same person asks.
"He tried to sell out his own guard too, I caught him trying to relay our position, so I relay a bullet to his head... I have a thing about betrayers." They keep silent after that, or chatting among themselves, I found out that ther
Abyss- A water dragon TF storyIf you stare into the abyss....Abyss- A water dragon TF story1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
...The abyss stares back into you.
The boy crouched on the edge of the cliff overlooking the sea, he couldn't have been over thirteen or 5 foot 3 as he stared down over the edge to the rocks below with green eyes, tan cargo shorts and a navy blue t-shirt made up his attire. A tiny forest bordered the cliff behind him as two people, obviously his friends make their way through this forest to him...
"Max!" the older of the boys called to the boy on the cliff...
I sigh and look back at Kyle, his black hair moving just enough to see him standing a few feet behind him.
"What?" I asked causualy.
"Why'd you leave?" Jake asks, stuffing his hands into his baggy jeans, he was 6 feet tall and had spiky brown hair and a scar that ran just under his left eye, which was blue. He had taken off his shirt, reavealing the sweaty muscles underneath.
"That last hit from that giant just about made me lose my lunch... besides my asthma's acting up." I say as I stand and look
A new era chapter 1 and 2.Time: 2:52 A.M... Near north Montana border...A new era chapter 1 and 2.10 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A small military airfield sat dead in the middle of the forest, the runway was active as a C-130 was being prepared for departure. The only apparent road from the base was made of dirt and easily blended into the trees after a mile or so.
Three miles off a sports bike roared down that dirt road towards the base, it's advance covered by the trees, though it didn't need to be, as the bike's headlight was off and the moon was covered by a dense form of clouds, stretched like a blanket over the entire sky. In a few minutes the bike breaks clear of the forest cover and slows down as it came closer to the entry kiosk and gate. The bike was painted in a camouflage pattern of forest green, tan, and black, so as to blend into the environment... The rider was different. The rider wore black from head to toe, black jeans, black long-sleeved t-shirt, solid black helmet, and black steel-toed boots.
About a quarter-mile out the rider turns the bike abr
Catalyst's story pt 1“Ugh, what the hell?”Catalyst's story pt 16 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
That's about the first thing that comes to mind. My body felt like liquid fire, and my head kept pounding like a drum. I force my eyes open and they take little time to adjust to the darkness.
The room was octagonal and looked scarred. A pedestal in the center held a glowing gold ring... it scared the hell out of me so I get up and start backing away, the thing sent waves of danger coursing in my head... but why? I bump into a wall, the window long since shattered and melted. I look over the edge and stop.
Skeletons in suits and lab coats were strewn on the floor, all in various states of panicking. I could feel the air literally pulling at my back, was it the ring? Nevertheless It encouraged me to jump over the low wall and end up just barely missing the skull of someone. A deep rumble shakes the building and I stumble, kicking the head of a skeleton.
A jolt runs down my spine.
And the fucking skull starts talking!
“The counter spell will
Dragon Knights: intro“Sir, there's a message for you.” The guard says from outside the steel and oak door. His armor clinked slightly when he turns to say it.Dragon Knights: intro3 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Patch it in then.” I say to him from the desk, only to get the response “It's a courier Sir.” My head perks up, that's new. Important stuff came only by courier, and it's usually bad news. I get up and walk through the semi-tidy study, books and half-finished projects laying on tables and sometimes stacked on the floor. I pass by the full-length mirror on the way and catch a glimpse of myself. Black hair cut short and green eyes, slightly pale skin and wiry frame. Having black clothes made me almost blend in with the study's low-light conditions, sure, I could have the place bright as the sun... but who really wants that? So the brick fireplace and my computer monitors are the only source of light. I grab the door bolt and slide it back, “Send him in.” I say as I walk back to my desk, spinning the blac
Dragonized, chapters 0,1, and 2.Chapter 0- through the fire and flames.Dragonized, chapters 0,1, and 2.1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Fire and smoke... that's all that I could remember...
...Everything was hurting.... where was I? The smoke had started to clear some, but my eyes couldn't seem to focus on anything, it was all blurry... something green, I could see something green everywhere, and brown, below all the green was brown.
Red danced around me, coming from parts of gray stuck in the brown... why were my ears ringing so bad?
“Holy... are you seeing this Tanner?” Comes from off to my right, it was tinny, must have been the ringing, I try to look that way and everything flashes red, and I let out a roar of pain, but something was wrong, it was wispy, no strength to it, and my chest burned.
“It's alive too, damn!” Says another voice, something had started up out in the distance... what was it? Barking?
“Agh, we don't have time for this, they're still hunting for miracle man here. Getting close too.” says one I haven't heard before...