The Pet, Part 2 The Pet, Part 2The Pet, Part 2 2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He got a little concerned as time passed, longer than he had expected. He had perked at the first sound of a person near his enclosure, but it turned out to be a worker dropping off breakfast. It wasn’t until the time some of the shop’s workers were going on lunch break that there was finally a sign that the girl had actually chosen him. The screen for the viewing window dropped, and the doors that permitted visitors to enter clicked, locking. He knew immediately that it meant he was no longer for sale. He raised himself to a standing position, listening carefully to figure out what was going on. He finally heard a shopkeeper and a worker approaching the back door for the enclosure, catching part of their conversation. “So did the lady say how she was going to transport this thing to her home?” “Teleportation charm I believe. Won’t be here until it’s almost closing time though. Sh
The Little Girl in the Yellow Nightgown GTChristoph let out a soft grunt as something tiny and warm pressed into his abdomen. Frowning with confusion, the young giant began to sit up in bed, careful not to lose focus on that little tiny feeling on his skin. Rubbing his dark facial scruff, Christoph reached with his other hand to flip the switch of the bed side lamp- he gasped as light flooded his tired eyes, and waited for his pupils to adapt…The Little Girl in the Yellow Nightgown GT1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The giant then gently removed his bed covers, and gazed down at his bare stomach and breathed out sharply.
The sight before him was astonishing- a girl, a tiny little thumbing of a girl lay shivering on his skin… She had dark long hair, the color of a panther's coat, and skin (much tanner and darker than Christoph's) which was as warm and brown as golden hot chocolate.. Christoph felt his eyebrows furrow as he thought, 'How in the universe has such a little morsel ended up here?"
Christoph was never fond of eating humans- squirmy, fatless little things… B
Defying Certain Death Part 1 Defying Certain Death Part 1Defying Certain Death Part 1 2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The giant watched the woman back up as he stood to his full height, looking down at her. He could see the fear in her eyes, smell her fear scent as she watched his movements. He was very familiar with the smell of fear; humans and terrans alike feared his kind. They had good reason to fear Syors. The woman no doubt realized that she could not possibly outrun him, that she was already close enough that he wouldn’t have to even try to chase. She couldn’t possibly get out of his reach before he could grab her.
He leaned over, watching the woman look quickly for some form of hiding place, although there was none. She barely had time to turn away and start to move before his hand closed around her and he lifted her up. She didn’t squirm much or try to get loose, simply closing her eyes.
“Please... I don’t want to die...”
-----3 weeks ago-----
He didn’t know how long he’d lain here now, but he’d given up hope.
Don't Be Afraid GT"Don't be afraid," the giant's voice rumbled from above.Don't Be Afraid GT2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I was in so much trouble... I had ventured carelessly into a giant's territory- a large open field, filled with wildflowers. Of course, my safe haven happened to be a hell hole.
I whimpered helplessly as the warm flesh around me tightened.
"Shhhhh," he murmured softly, "Shhhhh..."
Despite his gentle words, I was still terrified. Was this giant planning on devouring me? Or planning to keep mr captive? These thoughts raced through my petrified mind- the overlapping thoughts made my stomach churn with absolute fear.
He had me trapped in his cupped hands. I had not even seen his face- I only had heard his deep voice, and felt his warm sweaty skin, and smelled his wine scented breath.
I was unarmed, wearing only my kitchen clothes... I felt exposed and utterly helpless in the giant's hands... The skin beneath my fingers was rough, I felt hundreds of callouses and a few scars as I attempted to stretch my weak arms.
"Don't be afraid,
New Grounds ~ Chapter OneCorinne scanned the forest trail that spread out before her. This was the area her father had used to carry her out to every weekend when she was a little girl. Its luscious trees, constantly blooming wildflowers, and calming stream had been a magical place for her to use her imagination.New Grounds ~ Chapter One2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Of course, that had been several long years ago, and her father was long since gone.
Being just nineteen years old, Corinne was able to take care of herself. She never stayed in one location for long, moving frequently throughout North America.
Now, she had rediscovered the woods next to her first home, and she took it all in with a single breath. Brushing her hand against the rough bark of an old oak tree, she recalled with a smile the time her father had told her that his great grandfather had planted that very same tree.
Shifting her backpack around, she stretched up to the first low-hanging limb she could reach and proceeded to lift herself upward. Eventually, she made it to the top, stopping to t
Unexpected MeetingFrom the start of the day, something felt off. Kayne just seemed to know something was going to go wrong today. It wasn't the first time he had gotten a feeling like that, and every time, something would happen. He knew to take precautions today, to avoid risks if he could. So when hunting for food, he made sure to stay well within the boundaries of his territory, to make sure there was no risk of territorial disputes with other nagas. Instead of cleaning up at the river, where other creatures could travel downstream to reach, he went the extra distance to go to the lake instead, where it was safer. It was harder to reach because of dense plant-life, but he didn't want to take any unnecessary risks.Unexpected Meeting3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He got out of the lake after cleaning up and taking a nice swim, and tied back his dark hair. The sun would set soon, and so far everything had gone smoothly. Maybe the strange feeling was wrong this once. Or maybe his precautions had caused him to avoid the trouble, whatever it was suppose
Wander || Chapter 1"God…" Jude sucked in air sharply.Wander || Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He ran a hand through his short golden brown hair and closed his eyes, trying to ignore the pain. His arm was killing him. He had mentally bashed himself for three days now- for reaching for the wrong rock in climbing the mountain face. The jagged rock left a nasty gash in his arm. He had bandaged it up to the best of his abilities, but his job involved camping out in the deep of woods many a night, and the lack of proper sanitation was taking its toll. When the sun began to sink in the sky, he removed his camouflage and started a small fire. Leaning back against a sequoia, Jude unraveled the dirty strip of bandage and groaned.
"Oh that is definitely infected..."
In his experience, the quickest route from place to place was a straight path. He made his own way across the varied terrain instead of trying to shuffle along the marked routes. It was more efficient, and stress-saving to avoid that mess of people. He had settled down in an isolated c
GT: TherapyFear, rational or otherwise, was something one never truly wanted to face head on.GT: Therapy3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
For twenty years, give or take, Carol Walding viewed conquering some certain fears as overrated; avoidance was just as commendable in her eyes.
So as she sat quietly in the large, solemn office, under the scrutinous gaze of the austere Colonel Jackson, she wondered what decisions in her life caused her to end up here.
"It's quite illogical, Carol." Colonel Jackson was a longtime friend of the family, possibly her father's best friend, but as he spoke with her that evening, his voice was leveled and professional; though he still had trouble concealing the underlining concern he held for her. "Your fear that is; it's irrational." He softly tapped the tip of his pen onto the desk and leaned onto his elbows; watching the girl carefully from across the table.
Carol slumped into her chair and sighed; she had been getting this conversation all week and she was growing ever tired of people telling her tha
However Unlikely Ch. 1Chapter One: Found?However Unlikely Ch. 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Elijah sighed as he looked around the city, his grey eyes not really seeing much of anything. He squatted down, cursing the boots they forced him to wear. No insoles allowed, damn bastards. Those black boots hurt his feet and the material of his uniform was barely any better. It itched every time he moved. He plucked at the drab grey front, fingering a black button. The sleeves were short, exposing his tanned muscular arms. He was one of the fittest Sentinels to oversee this area, and the youngest. Elijah sighed again and decided to head back to the station for lunch. It was a quiet day, after all.
“‘Scuse me? Mr. Sent’nel, sir?” a small voice piped up to his left, interrupting his train of thought. He turned his head and saw a small human child. He slowly wiped his hand down his face and attempted to smile. Probably lost, he thought grouchily. Tourists always seem to lose their kids beyond The Wall.
“Lost, little one?
Small Comforts ~ GT"DAMN IT!" A violently, pounding, voice suddenly vibrated against the air around the small human and she jumped, squeaking in terror at the suddenness of Jason's aggressive anger. The ground beneath her rumbled furiously with each enraged impact his enormous feet took with the ground and into the house, the vibrations seeping into the pads of her own feet and rattling up her legs to send her entire body trembling violently.Small Comforts ~ GT3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"DAMI IT, DAMN IT, DAMN IT!!!" He hissed again, shaking Cameron's ribcage and spine with unintentional force and terrifying her into cowering behind an opposing table leg in the kitchen.
It had been three months that she had lived here now, lived here with one of THEM, the monstrous species of giants that overrun the defenseless humans and degraded them to mere pets (and rumored snacks). Though it hadn't been as terrifying as she first thought it would be to live with a breathing mountain, in fact, she actually found herself feeling rather fond and affectionate towa
Cole and Ava ch 1Ch 1 Meetings and capturesCole and Ava ch 14 years ago in Settings More Like This
Ava had no idea how this situation could even be happening. She lay crouching under a dense covering of brush, shaking in complete terror. She was frozen to this spot, just as rooted as the bushes that surrounded her. This day had started out with a completely normal hike in the woods, although getting lost, and now the earth was shaking around her. He at least she assumed it was a he was getting very close.
"Little one, where are you? You know I saw you. You should come out, I don't want to accidently step on you."
The words rattled through the overhead branches, created by the huge whisper. Ava shivered again in fear. Giants were not supposed to exist. This had to be some bizarre dream. However, even if it were a dream, Ava was still concerned about the current situation as if it were really happening. The giant continued to search for her, creating the same earthq
ShelterI always love a nice snowy day. I love to just sit outside and watch the snow fall, pretending that none of my problems exist. I sometimes sit outside all day, not caring that I’m risking a cold. That doesn’t matter to me. What does matter to me is the fact that I’m outside, simply enjoying one of ‘nature’s miracles’ as I call it.Shelter2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I stepped outside, bundled up in clothing lighter than my normal snow day attire. It was warmer outside than usual, so I didn’t have to wear so much. I only wore one shirt, a warm pair of pants, a thick jacket, and snowshoes today, whereas a normal snow day sometimes involved more layers than that. I took a deep breath, smiling widely as the cool air filled my lungs, chilling me slightly. Stepping onto the sidewalk, I began my journey.
It started off as smooth as any other day with a calming twenty minute walk from my neighborhood into my favorite place to watch the snowfall. I was in a particularly good mood today, n
Defying Certain Death Part 4 Defying Certain Death Part 4Defying Certain Death Part 4 2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She was so scared... so scared that she would die. He knew that fear of death, knew what it was to think the end was close at hand. Not by the same method, but fear of death none-the-less. But her scent... her taste... Over the weeks he had thought frequently of this moment, of the moment he got free, of having this opportunity. He had thought often of when he would be able to get a good taste of her. He could hear a soft whimper of fear as he lowered her into his waiting maw.
-----1 week ago-----
He could tell this was hard on her, staying here with him to care for him as she worked to free him. She looked a little pale compared to when he first saw her, and had noticeably lost weight. He had no doubt he had lost a significant amount of weight, but her hard work was preventing it from reaching a dangerous point. He was sure that after she retrieved the cart she hadn’t left the mountain again. She had found a water source, and had brought him some on
A Colossal Request: Chapter 4"You must give me your eldest daughter."A Colossal Request: Chapter 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The King's heart sunk to the bottom of his stomach. He couldn't believe it. Not his daughter.
Still staring up at the giant he said, "My my daughter. You you want my DAUGHTER!?"
"Yes King, your daughter, the princess."
"No, no. This isn't right. See, what you ask of me my daughter I I just can't do it!"
"Then I just can't help you King," he shrugged.
"Wait, there must be something else you could want. There MUST be something else?"
The Colossalen shook his head.
"No, your daughter."
"What about a thousand droves of sheep?"
"100 herds of cattle?"
The giant's dark green eyes narrowed. "It's STILL your daughter," he growled. The giant's tone sent shivers down his back, yet he pressed on further, hoping he would accept another offer.
"Maybe 100 servants, 500 pounds of gold, and th
Frozen Chapter 3WillowFrozen Chapter 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The enormous being raised his eyebrows slightly before rewarding me with a gentle smile.
"Willow, huh?" he chuckled softly. "That's a great name!"
"Thanks," I mumbled. I blushed instantly and turned my head away so he couldn't see my face even though the redness wasn't as noticeable on my dark skin.
Xavier smiled again, his kind expression made me almost believe he wasn't dangerous- that he didn't pose a threat. Almost.
I hugged my knees to my chest and let out a shuddering sigh. "I guess I owe you an explanation about my life, huh?" I asked quietly. Then I rolled my eyes.
Xavier cocked his head and furrowed his brow. "But, I thought you wanted to tell me about yourself," he pointed out.
"I know," I said patiently. "But, I tend to change my mind about a lot of things," I shot him a dubious look and bit my lip nervously.
Instead of an angry retort or an irritated glare, Xavier simply nodded and put his massive hand upon his gargantuan chest.
"Hey, I get it," he said in that gentl
Defying Certain Death Part 8Defying Certain Death Part 8Defying Certain Death Part 89 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He felt the girl squirming and fighting as she made the trip down, and he continued to purr. He was quite familiar with those struggles, it was common for his kind to have live prey, some even liked the feel of the fighting and squirming from the frightened prey. When she dropped to the bottom of the stomach he sighed, beyond glad to have the feeling of something in his belly. With the protection spell to keep her safe, to prevent damage and digestion, it was more or less just an illusion of having food... but he didn’t care. Just losing that feeling of desperation helped significantly.
He rested a hand over his stomach, able to feel the frightened girl panicking, trying to figure out how to climb or escape. He knew she wouldn’t listen while panicking like this, so he would have to wait until she stilled a bit. Since she was in poor shape as well, she tired out quickly, the adrenaline from fear burning out quickly and leaving her without any ene
Frozen Chapter 2I froze, unable to concentrate at the loud purr like sound coming from up above me.Frozen Chapter 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I could tell there was light shinning somewhere… I hesitantly- unwillingly- opened my tired eyes and let out a deep breath.
My mind began to turn it's wheels as my vision became more and more focused. My breathing quickened, my eyes nearly bulged out of their sockets as I stared helplessly at the most enormous hand I have ever seen.
The first word that came to my mind was, Giant. Well really the first one was Holy CRAP!I-
I let my eyes climb from the tip of his gargantuan finger tip, to his great hand, then up his wide torso and broad chest. My eyes crawled fearfully up his thick nick and sharp jaw bone- then slowly I my eyes fell upon the giant being's great face.
I let out a whimper as my eyes met his. They were impressively blue- bright silver blue eyes that penetrated into my frightened brown ones. I licked my lips nervously and tried to speak… My lips moved but no sound came out.
The angle's eye
GT: Guardian 1The sun was almost completely out of the sky at this time; not that it mattered considering it hid behind the numerous clouds all day anyway. It took only a few minutes for the temperature to drastically drop due to the absence of solar heat. Snow lightly began to fall over a small metropolitan city inhabited with houses, apartments, and businesses alike.GT: Guardian 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I'm going out!" Located in a small shoe store; which was irrationally sandwiched between two large industrial companies, a young girl, 14 or so, rushed out into the cold. She was aware that her parents could have cared less if she was there or not she didn't help with the family store as much as she could have, but still, she liked to announce her departure: acknowledgment or not from them.
She closed the store door behind her, hearing that familiar 'ding' and then fumbled to get her coat on correctly. She silently cursed and she struggled with the material as the wind pierced through her thin shirt and the tiny snowflakes
ITLOE: Chapter I'******' -- indicate a point of view switch.ITLOE: Chapter I4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
'......' -- indicate time shift.
words in italics -- thoughts and emphasized words.
Chapter I Assessing the Situation
Eyes opening up to a strange new world around her, Michelle Clara Knight sat up with an audibly loud groan. What did I do...? It feels like I have the hangover of the century! More importantly... She looked around briefly at the unfamiliar territory. Where the heck am I?
Impossibly large peach-colored walls towered above her on all sides and when she looked above to the ceiling, she saw a chandelier, appropriately separated from its siblings also on different sections of the ceiling, hanging by a post. It was stunningly breathtaking...not to mention rather expensive looking...which once again raised the question of where Michelle currently was.
She looked down at her clothes for a moment, seeing the same outfit that she was in previously. Huh...now that's pecu
PlaymatesStarted 4/12/12Playmates3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Basil growled as a heavy-set guard shoved him, almost sending him flat on his face if it weren't for his quick feet. He glanced around the building they were entering with a frown forming on his face. The king's palace. It was known to be a dangerous place, and Basil had taken it on with every crime he had gotten away with. The kingdom was lively, wealthy, and had a large amount of land. However, this was not Basil's land nor his kingdom.
This land was filled with people that sprouted tails and cat ears, something Basil never understood. Claws grew from their hands and fangs in their mouths, but otherwise the cats and the humans were very similar. This was the land of cats, where their king was said to be nearly as big as the land they started out with. Of course that was an exaggeration, he had seen the parades from the slums, and the king standing on his balcony. They said that the male royals that were born on leap years would be blessed with the 'power' their god ha
GT: Bad DayIt was a terrible day-GT: Bad Day3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
'Terrible' was an understatement for the kind of day Sawyer had just endured.
She trudged slowly through the smaller door of her joint house and closed it firmly shut behind her.
Heavy, wet clothes shucked off-
Haired dried and pulled back-
Maybe the haunting memories of the day's tribulations would fade amongst her own familiar surroundings.
Wearily, Sawyer shrugged into a long robe, watching the unfamiliar ghost of her reflection mimic each movement in the dim bathroom mirror.
She looked tired.
She was tired.
Her usual warm, tanned skin fared pale against the faded peach of the robe hanging from her shoulders.
She watched as the specter raised an arm and placed a hand on its cheek.
She felt cold too- as cold as she looked.
Still silence lingered throughout the whole house as she scuffled around to search for remedies; looking for her slippers, her earphones, her favorite mug for tea.
A door opens, rattles the entirety of the standalone