The Crowns of DunBroch - FergusThe Crowns of DunBroch - King Fergus
Fergus turned the key to his strongroom and took the torch with him inside as he closed the door behind him. He lit the other torches already in the room. Putting the torch in the holder by the door he went to the small chest in the niche in the middle of the wall.
He carried it to the heavy table in the center of the room, put it down near the end of the table and sat with a sigh. He pulled out another smaller key and opened this chest. He reached in and placed the object inside on the table at the center of the table.
Fergus sighed again. He was looking at his crown. He hated that thing.
It was round, as a crown should be. There were four large emeralds around the intricately engraved band, surrounded by diamonds, pearls and other precious gems. It was as silly as it was heavy.
But it was his.
He was the king.
He was in charge.
The clan lords had raised him to be king after he joined the clans together to fight the northern invaders. Clan DunBroc
The Crowns of DunBroch - MeridaMerida and Her CrownThe Crowns of DunBroch - Merida4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Merida found her Mum sitting at the big table. It was time for princess lessons but Mum was just sitting there looking at the crowns that were sitting on the table.
The way Mum was staring at the crown was odd. Merida had gone out to get it yesterday, it was so odd seeing Mum without her crown, like something was out of place, it had taking her a while to figure out what it was that was wrong, then she finally noticed that Mum didn't have her crown on.
They had grown so close after Mum's furry little problem was solved. Things were calming down again now that the clans had gone home and Merida was expecting the normal routine to return and princess lessons to continue.
"Uh, mum are you okay?"
Elinor shook herself and then smiled at her beloved daughter and held out her arms. Merida rushed over and they hugged and kissed. It felt so good to both of them.
"Now then, a new lesson today. I learned something very important while I was a bear and it is something you ough
Raided: 2 Bows~ Raided: Chapter 2: BowsRaided: 2 Bows3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Fergus placed a bow on the dinner table by his wife’s plate.
“Fergus, no weapons on the table,” Queen Elinor said out of habit not looking up from the letter she was reading.
“You know lass, I keep wondering why you say that.”
“Oh, my mum always made us do that so we would take the time to talk instead of fiddle with our weapons,” said Elinor.
Fergus thought for a moment. “If it is so important to talk, why do you read so much at the table?”
Elinor blinked. She looked up and looked at her husband, daughter and sons. Then she looked back at the letter and folded it up and put it away. “You’re right, I should spend my time with you and not with some letters.”
“Have there been anymore raids?” asked Merida.
“Not so far this week, there have been three so far this summer but putting extra men to the coastal towns aren’t stopping them. We need to do something different.
A Brave Mother's Day~ Mother’s DayA Brave Mother's Day3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Elinor saw Merida sitting on her bed. Today was a rest day. She thought it was unusual for her daughter to just be sitting like that, she was usually much more active. Then she noticed that all the weapons were put away nicely.
Elinor went in, put her crown on the side table next to her daughter’s and sat next to her daughter. “Are you alright, dear?”
“Mum, I am the worst princess, the worst person, ever.” said Merida not looking up at her mother.
“I doubt that, but you are the first princess we’ve had so we’re going to have to work out some things.”
“I’m not stupid mum. I knew that you’ve been pushing me toward becoming queen and getting married to one of the clan lord’s sons. I even knew that there would be a war if I refused the marriage. I used that loophole in the rules of the Games to try and find a way out everyone could agree to. But I didn’t care. I didn’t want to be
Christmas With the PrincessesDecember had come to Corona, and snow had fallen everywhere. Rapunzel sighed happily, wearing a wreath of holly in her brown hair, as she looked out the window at the pure white blanket that had covered everything.Christmas With the Princesses4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Hey, Rapunzel," said Eugene, her fiancé, walking into her bedroom. She turned, and he was holding up a blue envelope with a silver bow. The envelope was addressed to Princess Rapunzel of Corona and her Husband-to-Be, Eugene Fitzherbert in dark blue, loopy writing. "This came in the mail for us."
Rapunzel jumped up from where she was sitting and hurried over to take it from him. "I think it's from Cinderella," she said. "Blue and silver are her favorite colors."
"Or Aurora," Eugene added. "She likes blue."
"Nah, they make her use pink instead. Something about how little girls will get her confused with Cinderella."
"Well, open it."
She did so and read aloud:
Miss Rapunzel and Mr. Eugene;
I am delighted to invite you to the 74th Annual Christmas B
Vanellope Gets Put In Her PlaceVanellope Gets Put In Her PlaceVanellope Gets Put In Her Place3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A nine-year-old girl woke up under a candy cane tree. There was a chocolate pond and some gumdrops. She didn't know how she had ended up there, but it felt wrong for some reason. She looked around for a while, trying to get a handle on what was going on. She knew what things were called, but that didn't seem to help.
She began to walk, in no particular direction and then after a long time heard something interesting, cheers and applause and something else the roar of engines. That roar spurred her to run as fast as she could and she soon found herself looking over a frosting covered hill at the start of a race.
There were little girls just like her getting into karts and driving really fast. She knew she was a driver like them, but she felt a little different, too. She looked at herself. She wasn't wearing clothes like they were, she just had on ...underwear, she was pretty sure it was called. That was wrong, she needed clothes.
She could see a landfill,
Feral Rapunzel's First ChristmasA Tangled Christmas SpecialFeral Rapunzel's First Christmas3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
~ Flynn Rider and the Feral Princess
- Chapter 1
Flynn Rider slammed the shutters closed, finally safe from that stupid (okay, not so stupid) horse.
"Alone at last." Flynn said as he opened the satchel and pulled out the crown. He moved to a tall thin window and held it in the light, the jewels sparkling in the light. The three huge jewels that were most prominent on the crown were amazing. He found himself counting and categorizing all the lesser jewels that encrusted the crown as well. He had a buyer all ready and after ditching the Stabbington brothers he was going to take their cuts as well, more then enough for his island.
Soon enough though the excitement over the crown wore off and he looked around. The room was plain, there were a couple of chairs (the red one looked comfy enough), a wardrobe (he'd want to check that out for valuables), a spinning wheel (big deal), a neat little kitchen (he'd rummage through that, he was beginning to get hungry), a h
Things You Can't SayYou're standing in the rain outside of our door,Things You Can't Say3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
suitcase in hand, more of a clenched fist really
I'm begging you, to come back in before it pours
But I know life's not that kind,
and you're not that blind
I'm screaming your name from the safety of our house,
you don't hear my voice, or maybe you're not listening
"Baby, come back in, we can fix this all somehow"
But you just shake your head,
turned around, and then said
"There's things you can't say,
but you can't take them back.
Sorry's not okay,
and this is the end"
I can feel the rain at my feet as you talk to me,
still afraid to believe, that you are really leaving me
But you know what's good for you,
and I know that too
"Honey, I know I said some things I didn't mean,
but I know, you know, that they were never true.
Remember the past, all the things that we have seen"
You just let some tears slide,
tell me I have lied
I grab your wrist and try to pull you back to our home
You shake me off, crying and laughing at the same time
DisappointmentsDon't give me dreams,Disappointments3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Don't make me expect.
Don't make me do,
What I might regret.
Don't give me hope,
Don't make me sway.
Don't give me light,
Then take it away.
Don't keep me up,
Don't make me wait.
Don't build me up,
Just to break me again.
I Could Have Danced All Night: One-ShotOnce Upon a Time: I Could Have Danced All NightI Could Have Danced All Night: One-Shot3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Belle had never been one for glamor, but even she couldn't deny the beauty that met her as she entered the Royal Ballroom. It was a room with a high ceiling, a stunning tile floor and beautiful cream colored columns.
Decorations of all colors and sizes dotted the room, making it seem even brighter than was ordinary. This had been done on purpose, for tonight was a special night. For all the kingdoms were at peace and the feeling of joy was contagious.
It was the Wedding Party of Ella and Prince Thomas and the festivities had lasted the entire day. The happy couple had been married earlier than morning for all to see, in the oldest part of the castle. It had been a beautiful ceremony with not one dry eye to be had. But no one was embarrassed by this fact, nor did they try to hide it. There was nothing to hide.
Belle held onto her father's arm and smiled warmly at everyone she passed. The young woman had never been to a party
Love and a Latte.When you work at a café, you meet a lot of people every day. Those who are busy, those who take it slow, those who just come for lunch, and those who takes everything to go. You learn to recognize them, and put faces, and sometimes names, with the orders. A black coffee for the man with the blue tie, a tea with four sugars for the tired mother with her two kids hanging on her coat, A tuna sandwich and a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice for the student who's always reading, and cappuccino for the men in suits with their leather briefcases and fancy Italian shoes. Maria from the corner store always orders a pastrami sandwich for lunch, and Peter who works at a nearby office always orders a salad with noodles and cheese cubes. It becomes a closed little world where everyone knows everyone, even if they are strangers on the streets. I've worked here since High-school, and one should think I'd get tired of it, but fact is, I love it. I love to be recognized by the regulars, and to beLove and a Latte.3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I Almost Lost You AgainKing Fergus bolted upright in the middle of the night. Gasping and sweating, he could still feel the hilt of his sword in his empty hand. It wasn't his bed, though it was in his room, Elinor had destroyed their bed and a new one was being carved up.I Almost Lost You Again4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Queen Elinor put her hand on his massive hairy back. "Are you alright?"
"Aye.... Nay. I almost killed you. Killed you because you were a bear. A bear I thought had killed you. I thought I lost you again. I was berserk with rage and worry and ...." He trailed off.
"It's okay, I understand. Bears have been an issue here. Wait, what do you mean again?"
"When Mor'du attacked you when Merida was small, on her birthday. I almost lost you. ...It haunts me always. Why do you think I tell that story all the time? I can't forget that. I am so scared for you all the time. I don't want to lose you. I don't know what I'd do without you. I couldn't run the kingdom without you. You really run the kingdom, not me." Fergus laughs deprecatingly.
"I just take
Touch MeTouch meTouch Me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
You are fire on my skin
Oh, dear god, I whisper
Your mouth upon my neck
A hand to cup each breast
Yes, I am in flames
In flames and I am burning
The blood of my veins is ash
Oh, keep your hands upon me
The warm, wetness of your lips
Touch me, caress me, grip me
Your breath fills me as smoke
Thick and choking black
Yes, oh, yes
I twist myself to fit you
My finger prints melt into your skin
Kiss me, taste me, devour me
Scorch your name into my bones
Yes, set me aflame, yes
So bright the heavens see me
Yes, dear god, yes
Brave Climax Trope Subversion alternate ending"Mor'du." Merida said quietly. Her heart quailed a little, the footstep of the monster shook the ground. She had just defeated her father, in order to save her mum, but he was the one who had the best chance to defeat the demon bear.Brave Climax Trope Subversion alternate ending4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Kill it!" Shouted King Fergus.
About half of the clans charged the beast. The rest were busy restraining their queen, who was in the form of a bear, but they didn't know that.
But it wasn't enough, Mor'du swept them aside as if they were toys.
Fergus struggled to his foot and punched the demon bear.
Merida scrambled for the bow and some arrows that had fallen in her scuffle with her dad. She had to do something.
"I'll take you with ma bare hands." The Bear King shouted, but Mor'du just picked him up and flung him into a megalith as if he were a plaything it was angry at and took a step toward him.
Merida loosed two arrows at him, one to the lung and another to the neck where the carotid artery should be, as her father had taught her, but all they did was
Chekhov's Ending"MOR'DU!" It was loud, but it wasn't a shout. Merida put everything she had into projecting her voice to get the beast's attention, as mum had taught her.Chekhov's Ending4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She was the only one left standing.
The clans had been scattered by the demon bear. Her father lay in a heap at the base of a megolith, and mum had been flung aside landing at the base of a tree, the boys swarming her trying to find out if she was alright.
Merida had found a bow and an arrow. Her dress was torn, red hair matted in the rain, bleeding from the slashes from mum and Mor'du, but she was standing. Standing between two of the megaliths that made up the henge, across from the monster who had once been a prince.
Mor'du turned to look at the tiny girl and her puny bow, the leg of a clansman in his mouth. He knew what the child meant when she called his name. Even the remnant of the ancient prince knew what the poppet wanted.
Many had challenged him, their weapons adorned his back. Only one had been strong enou
I Could Have Danced All Night: EpilogueOnce Upon a Time: I Could Have Danced All NightI Could Have Danced All Night: Epilogue3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Belle had never felt so much pain in her life as she lay on her cot in the dungeon. It wasn't a physical pain she felt. Oh no, that would have been too easy.
Her pain came from a broken heart.
Rumpelstiltskin hadn't believed her when she had told him of her everlasting love. The look in the Dark One's eyes had been absolutely horrifying, but Belle hadn't been afraid of him. She could never fear him, not when she felt the way that she did.
"Why won't he believe me?" Belle wondered as she cried silent tears into her thin blanket. "Why did he think it was a trick? Why doesn't he love me as much as I love him?"
Belle didn't know how long she had been crying, or how long she had even been in the dungeon, but finally the fatigue caught up with her.
The beautiful girl fell asleep within several more minutes, with her favorite memory replaying in her dreams like it almost every night.
Belle felt silly as she said the first thing to come
Hook x Ariel - PrologueHook x Ariel - Prologue3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Killian Jones was never comfortable in Storybrooke, there was just something about that place which didn't feel right. But nevertheless, until he got his hands on Rumplestiltskin, this was where he had to remain.
When he started his journey here he had expected to find Rumplestiltskin and kill him, just as he had killed Milah, and then he'd get back on his ship and sail away. And, well, Killian was in his ship...but, his ship was docked in Storybrooke and he was in his third day of waiting for Stiltskin. Apparently, if you have magic it's easier to run away.
So, he'd wait it out. Stiltskin would have to return eventually and Killian was in no hurry to leave without seeing him.
God, I'm bored thought Killian as he sat in his chambers aboard the Jolly Roger. His crew were beginning to get restless and as much as he longed to set sail, until he had his revenge, they were going nowhere.
The men were busy on deck, exhausting the rum supply, so Killian decided he would leave the shi
The Feral Princess Reaches the Palace- Chapter 3The Feral Princess Reaches the Palace3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
~ The Feral Princess Reaches the Palace
Eugene Fitzherbert was trudging though the dark forest of the night. He couldn't stop. Something inside him pushed him to keep going.
He was carrying the Lost Princess now, she had fallen asleep long ago. She wasn't waking up, but she was breathing. The long golden hair trailed along behind them, at least it wasn't getting in the way. He had no way to carry that too, but it scared him deeply how light she was. The cloak she was wearing was the heaviest thing on her.
A lost child needed to be with her parents again. He had lost his own parents to the darkness of death, but he knew her parents still lived and where. She had to be returned home. Nothing else mattered to him anymore. A family deserved to be together.
How many times could his heart be broken? His emotions churned. Why did the kidnapper treat the princess like an animal? Worse than an animal!
She had been chained up, naked, in a dark room. As far as he could tell she had ne
The Return of the Feral Princess- Chapter 5The Return of the Feral Princess3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Author's Notes: I don't have enough time before Christmas to put these in their own chapters, so they are all together here. The first chapter is how Margaret is feeling about the Lost Princess as she is getting the broth. Then how the lantern ceremony went down this time and finally the King and Eugene have a little talk.
~ To Save the Feral Princess
Margaret the Lock Maid was running down the cream-colored corridor as fast as she could. She couldn't cry yet. She had to get to the kitchen, the doctor needed broth for the Lost Princess. They were depending on her to save the princess.
She slid through the corners. She threw all propriety to the wind and slid down the banister. She had pledged her life to protect the princess, but right now the princess just needed broth to live.
The Worst Case Scenario was that the princess returned as an evil apprentice to Maleficent with the intent of ruling the world, not that it would be that obvious, of course. Most everything that wou
Never forget meI will lookNever forget me1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
into your shiny
like no one
I will hold you
in my arms
like it’s the
I will kiss you
on your soft
until I have no
I will love
until I know
you’ll never forget me.
I am Mor'duDeathI am Mor'du4 years ago in Drama More Like This
I am Mor'du.
That's what they call me now.
Or it was until I killed them.
I killed them all.
They even tasted good.
I am as strong as ten men.
The witch granted my wish.
If only I could find eleven men together at once, it might be enough.
They fear me.
That is good.
They are supposed to fear me.
I am Death.
I am ancient.
I am legend
I am myth.
I crave death and release.
I am a beast.
If I kill the red haired poppet, they will hunt me.
They may even bring enough men to kill me.
End my pain.
The mother and poppet run, it doesn't matter, men hunt me.
There aren't enough but I will make them remember me forever.
I bite the leg of the big one, tasty and crunchy.
I throw him away.
Let them come and follow me into my forest world.
They can kill me if there are enough of them.
I will wait and watch and if they gather in sufficient numbers I will attack them.
Maybe they can kill me
And end my pain.
I am Mor'du
BatB High School 2BatB High School 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Father?" Belle called as she knocked on the door entering the classroom. It smelled of sawdust and spray paint. She held the back of her hand to her nose, softly as she searched around the workshop. A large clatter echoed around the room and she called again glancing around the tables. "Pere?"
"How on earth did that happen, dog gonnit?" Her father growled from the ground beneath one of his machines.
"Are you alright, Pere?" she asked spotting his feet and sitting on a stool near him.
"I'm about ready to give up on this piece of junk," he growled kicking the empty stool near his foot.
She laughed softly and cupped her chin in her palm. "You always say that."
"I mean it this time, I'll never get this boneheaded contraption to work." He slipped back beneath the machine and began tinkering away again, her father's child like 'curse words' slipping occasionally from his mouth.
"Yes, you will," she prompted like she always did. Talking her father down from his figurative ledge of despair. H
The Feral Princess and Prince Eugene- Chapter 10The Feral Princess and Prince Eugene3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
~ The Feral Princess and Prince Eugene
The queen and Solara found Eugene in the music room where an elderly harpist was playing carols.
"Solara, dear. Stay with Eugene. Papa and I need to finish a few things before the ceremony," said Queen Rebecca.
"Yes, Mama." Solara said, as her face bloomed into a magical smile and she rushed over to him to hug him.
Eugene stood in time to catch Solara and hold her tight, he could see the gentle smile on the queen's face before she turned and left. He liked that smile. It was so much better then her tranquil fury face. That face scared men and nations.
He remembered standing there as the queen came to stand between him and her husband as the body of the kidnapper was being taken down to be burned, her face smeared with the blood of the woman who had stolen her child. Everyone remained silent in terrified awe of the queen. He had wanted to be a lot further away than right next to her, like the far side of the planet, but he was certain