Waking upHere I am again. Another no win situation. She's packing heat in the back I know it. The man in front of me is no different. He's deffinatly got a nine. My brain is spinning again, too much to drink last night I guess. I can't thing straight as I stumble forward and lean against a tall,dark suited man to catch my balance. He quickly shoves me back and gives me a disgusted look. He's just like my old man, always looking down on everything I do. My head is pulsating. "Where's an escape?", I mutter out loud. Heads turn to look at me. All eyes are fixed on me again and I'm exactly where I don't want to be. I look around and see one exit that I could make a mad dash for, if it wasn't blocked by a large man. Behind me a man pushes me forward. Just another lacky for the head boss that's out to finish me off. I stuble forward and bump into the man again. He shoots me another dark look. I feel like a lamb to the slaughter, being led slowly to my death. The man behind me pushes me again. I lookWaking up5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Archetypes and the Amory WarsTo anyone reading, please do not expect a story summary or a fanatic rant on how awesome The Amory Wars is. While it is awesome (quite possibly the most awesome thing ever! ), this paper is a scholarly article (albeit written by a rabid fan) on the subject of literary archetypes/mythology in reference to the Amory Wars itself. If this sounds boring to you, don't read further because it is a long paper. However, all my beautiful nerds should find this an interesting read.Archetypes and the Amory Wars5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
No stealing! If you steal, I'll sic the Onstantine Priests on your ass.
Classic Archetypes and the Amory Wars
"In the beginning, the universe held nothing but cold, obscure darkness and a longing for something greater than itself. Then light fractured shadow, thus spawning many worlds, each as magnificent as the next. They spun out of the cosmos, far too many to be named..."
-- Claudio Sanchez and P
A Cure For Insomnia (Pietro MaximoffxReader)(y/n) always wondered why her floor had to be the farthest away from the main common area, or the “I actually want to be social” floor, as Clint called it.A Cure For Insomnia (Pietro MaximoffxReader)1 year ago in Romance More Like This
It made midnight snacking a real risk, especially when you were prone to falling asleep standing up.
The door slid open at the top floor. She didn’t bother with any lights and walked straight into the kitchen. She had been making this trip almost every night for the past month.
The fridge door clicked open illuminating the room for a moment as she removed the carton of milk.
She opened the carton and placed it to her lips, tilting her head back and closing her eyes as the cool liquid hit her tongue.
“Aha!” The light’s flashed on, startling her into a coughing fit when she choked on the milk almost dropping the carton in the process.
“So you’re the one who drinks straight out of the carton.”
(y/n) blinked away tears as she tried to stop coughing. Standing in front of her was the s
Popcorn (Pietro/Quicksilver x Reader)Your hair is on fire.Popcorn (Pietro/Quicksilver x Reader)1 year ago in Romance More Like This
You don't know it's on fire, but it's on fire. It happens sometimes, when you're stressed, which you are right now, as you're sure you're going to fail this test you’re currently taking.
There isn't really a lot of fire, just the very tips, which flicker every now and then. There isn’t enough smoke to set off the fire alarm, or to even be noticeable, as everyone else in the class is so focused on their own tests.
Except for that guy who sits behind you, who hasn’t even started his test yet, seeing as he knows he can finish it within the last few seconds of the time limit.
Bored as he is, Pietro spends most of the lesson looking around the room dully. When his eyes slide past your head, which is gradually becoming more and more alight, he does a double take, and raises his eyebrows.
After a short pause (so short that no one would have actually realised it was a pause) he quickly (very quickly, given his mutation and all
in a pink roomi'm blindin a pink room11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
my mind what happened to my mind
what is it in dreams
to rip at seams
his name was odd
i had named him Oddly
i had named him oddly
and that is the truth
they let me down
and that is the truth
the train is coming
and that is the truth
that is the truth
that is the truth
Five MisconceptionsFive Misconceptions5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I'll warn you upfront: this isn't glamorous.
At first, I thought I was in a car or on a plane. I woke up in an uncomfortable chair with an incredible headache and no idea where I was. My eyes slowly adjusted to the sickly yellow light, and I saw a ceiling with water damage. I didn't recognize it. I smelled mildew and smoke, which would've startled me if not for the headache.
I started to rub my head, but I couldn't move my hand. I looked down, and my wrist was stuck in something. Actually both wrists. And ankles. I didn't like where this was going.
Ugly laughter erupted from across the room. "About time you came around!" someone shouted. I rolled my heavy head to the left and saw Seth and Nate. They were sitting on an unmade bed, smoking.
Seth was not one of my favorite people. He worked at a bar I avoided, and he was why. He and I went back ten years, so we knew a lot of the same people. Like Nate.
Nate wasn't a bad guy, or at least wasn't till recently. He was lonesome and impression
RebornLis awoke to the sound of screaming from somewhere off in the distance. For a moment, she had thought she was hearing things. That what she had heard was from some dream, or possibly, a nightmare. But then another scream occurred, followed by yelling, almost as someone was being torn apart. Lis turned her head and looked to her right. Her husband, Noak, was still fast asleep. “The man could sleep through a bloody dragon attack if you’d let’em.” She shook her head while muttering to herself. She gave her husband a swift punch in the ribs. “Wake up ya lazy oaf! There’s something going on outside.” Noak woke with a grunt. “Bleeding hell woman. Can’t it wait till morning?” Lis gave him a glare. “If you a heard what I’d just heard, you’d know it couldn’t wait till morning.” Noak gave another grunt, and began sitting up and slowly moved his feet to the ground.Reborn2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
It wasn’t long before he heard it too
Bad Harmony and Wonderful ChaosWhat is friendship? According to definition, friendship is 'a relationship between two or more people who hold mutual affection for each other'. I was just thinking, is friendship real? Are the Elements of Harmony really meaningful? Take a moment to go through the Elements, honesty, laughter, generosity, kindness, and loyalty.Bad Harmony and Wonderful Chaos3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Honesty. I was honest with my friends. I never lied to them, cause I'd feel bad if I did. But she lied to me. Why should I tell her the truth and be honest with her? I couldn't even trust her 80% of the time. She didn't care, she's a liar. I could lie to any of my 'friends' and they won't even know that I lied to them. No.. Trust between friends is important.. Even if she has lied, she told the truth when you questioned her. Honesty builds up trust, friends are suppose to trust each other.
Laughter. I tried my hardest to make my friends laugh. Even if it goes as far as humiliating myself publicly. I just wanted to see them smile. But d
Bal Foyen and the PactSasha had been partially correct in her dismissal of their destination. It was indeed populated by Argonians, and the town itself had little better than mud and wood for walls. But Fort Zeren was another matter, and the soldier in Tyrna delighted in seeing the reinforced stone walls. But hearing about the docks on the far side of the settlement brought the situation back to troubling. The Covenant would be able to sail there with little resistance, and there were too few soldiers to guard everything. With little more than a day to prepare for an invasion, the Sept quickly gathered together on a hill just outside the fort, overlooking the saltrice paddies and the townsfolk beginning the long walk to Davon’s Watch. “We need plans, and we need them fast,” the Imperial stated, looking over the group. “We need to bolster the guard here, like it or not.”Bal Foyen and the Pact2 weeks ago in General Fiction More Like This
“But bolster them where?” Bakki brought up. “Captain Rana’s got some of the Bleakrock
Stonefalls: The Guild HallTanval and the rest of those who mattered in Davon’s Watch had given the Sept their blessings to build a suitable place to call their own. All that was left now was to find a spot, draw up some plans, and begin the process. Easier said than done. With renovation taking place throughout the city because of the Covenant invasion, space was at a premium. Three days later, and with still nothing to show for their efforts, Tyrna was ready to give up and just build the guild hall on a hill overlooking the city. That’s when Injects-Hot-Lead came to her, his smile visible beneath his new Khajiit hat. “I’ve found us a spot! It even has a building we can get a start from.” He practically bounced as he spoke, and the others looked over from where they were scattered around the Fighters’ Guild. “Come, and I’ll show you.”Stonefalls: The Guild Hall2 weeks ago in General Fiction More Like This
“You heard him, let’s go!” Hana echoed, already at the door. As the others filed out, Nathan’Dar came
Dragonite and The Tree of Life: Chapter 6Dragonite and The Tree of Life: Chapter 62 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Dragonite and Will continued to chase Clay towards a dense forest. They chased with no prevail. Will hopped on Dragonite's back and they flew a rapid pace towards Clay. They charged him and they all fell onto the moist soil of the Dacian forest. Clay dropped a skull and a pokeball. Clay recovered and grabbed his items. Just after Dragonite and Will jumped up.
Clay released the pokemon inside of the pokeball. A stocky blue pokemon came out of the ball. Neither Will or Dragonite knew what the pokemon was. Will stood about 10 feet away from Clay, when he said “You're not really here! It's been a year and a half since the disasters happened! You're dead...DEAD! Coballion, use Iron Head!” The pokemon charged not at Dragonite, but at Will! Coballion sent Will flying into a tree.
As he leaned against the tree Will said “Dragonite, Fir
Pokemon Mausu no Hari-Chapter 4-Friends ReturnPokemon Mausu no Hari-Chapter 4-Friends Return3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Clay!, I forgot to ask what could you possibly be doing here?" Wizom said "I was gonna start trying to earn badges here with Rogue." The red dyed riolu smiled at Wizom. "I missed you little guy" Wizom said as petting Rogue on the head. "I got some pokemon too!" Wizom sent out Squirmander and Bubble. "No way...those couldn't happen to be from...the dacian region could they?" "As a matter of fact they are, Clay." Clay looked puzzled and it was almost as if you could hear the gears rotating in his brain. "Well I can't figure out how you managed to get into the Dacian region and retrieve the pokemon." Clay finally said. "Oh I didn't get them, they were both gifts." "Oh. Lately I've been studying the Dacian region and it's just overwhelming, I can't figure how to get in or out." Clay said confused "Hold on I have a great idea!" "What is it." Wizom replied "Ok, I'm not trying to retrieve the badges, but just trying to stop Team Boulder...from reaching the Da
Halo:The Choices of the Soul 4Kulu ended the video when they left the cave.Halo:The Choices of the Soul 46 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Amazing, the endurance this young one has and the strength is incredible for a child to skillfully possess." The commander said. His name is Kaman.
Kulu could not help but smirk at Kaman's amazement, "Thanks I'll be sure to pass on your complements." Kulu said as he blew out a smoky ring.
The doctor entered the tent, "I finished removing the shrapnel, and she woke up then fell right back asleep."
"So it went off well?" Kulu asked.
"Well she woke up when I removed the last piece of shrapnel. I suspect the reason she stayed asleep is because of exhaustion."
"Thank you for your report. Now please leave and check on her soon." Kaman said, with that the doctor left, leaving Kulu and Kaman sitting and smoking together.
"Any new human activity?" Kulu asked.
"Yes, some scouts spotted some humans wandering near here and we have to be careful. For if they find out we have a human, no a human child here they might want her back."
"Your right, the hum
The Deal: part 1The Deal: part 1The Deal: part 16 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Sangheilos, home of the Sangheili. The land of the planet was divided into provinces, which were themselves divided into numerous city-states. Each city-state had its own lineage, its own history and the inhabitants of these states lived in relative comfort, with only the threat of another city-states, or forces from beyond their planet, to worry about.
But not all Sangheili are privileged to live in a state. On the fringes of the state borders lived clans of nomadic Sangheili, who had to deal with the threats from the planet itself on almost a daily basis. These Sangheili were often outcasts from actual states that had banded together for mutual survival: outcast either by to their own hand or the hand of someone within their bloodline. Few choose this simpler life, where the technology their people have developed was of little use, or hard to come by. Such items were either stolen from trade car
halo story unnamedPlanet Tantalus -0800 hours, 2550halo story unnamed6 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Crystal always considered her self as a lone wolf. She would complete her missions as swiftly and accurately as possible. She often lead teams where she never really cared about her teams, they were normally recruits, they were there to learn the basics. She would normally command them to wait and protect, and inform her if the enemy was approaching.
She was assigned a mission to infiltrate a human base. This mission was a usual standard for her solo missions but she was assigned a team of new recruits to company her. She had seen some of these recruits in training sessions and knew that one of them had potential.
After giving her orders to her team, she went off to do her part of the mission and she was followed by one of her team mates. She commanded him to go back to his position otherwise he would jeopardise the mission, but he was stubborn and insisted on coming with her as her back-up. Any other mission and she would have accepted but this missio
Dana Mercer's Story Part 5Dana Mercer's Story Part 56 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
With Alex off doing whatever it was that he was doing, Dana decided it was time for her to take more action herself. Now that she had a way to fight off zombies, she didnt have that much to fear. Beginning to walk down the street, she left the front of the business building. Keeping to the shadows of the night so she wasnt seen, she headed in the direction she believed the closest hive was in.
Dana was ready to put her finding to the ultimate test. Alex was stronger than the Hunters, and if the sound made him so helpless that he fell to the ground in pain, then she was ready for a bigger enemy target.
As she approached the strongly infected area Dana heard the roars of numerous Hunters. It made her nervous, but she didnt slow her pace. She needed to do this, and didnt want to be scared and helpless.
Coming nearer and nearer to the hive, the roar of Hunters became much louder. Dana began to shake slightly, but continued walking. Turning her laptops volume up to f
Past Experiences P.1The idea is to get there as fast as you can, kill the enemy, and establish a base.Past Experiences P.16 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
But thats just the idea, not the plan.
So we snuck out there, Sol and I back to back, guns up and ready. She shot at anything that moved. Well, I guess that was good for me, since I didnt hafta do a lot of shooting, Id just have to be careful around her when she gets like this.
Ive never liked her this way. She gets cold and unfeeling at times of duty, and on missions, its even worse. But its nothing I can help, its not her fault. Its sure does get annoying though.
Anyway, so were at the enemys base. Its heavily guarded, and theres several watches around the perimeter. Sol and I are crouched across from each other behind large boulders just outside the base. She nods at me and we spring out from behind the rocks, surprising the watches but silencing them quickly with deathly precision. Next is to break into the actual base
Halo FanFiction - UntitledBlood dripped off the butt of Dane's rifle. A quick glance at ammo counter showed 4 rounds left. 4 out of the 1200 he had carried in on this drop. In the new silence he finally had a chance to check himself. Barely a scratch. How he managed that was certainly beyond him, especially since the status of his squad on his HUD showed all his Marines in various states of death. Out of the 22, him and 4 others were still in fighting condition, and maybe 3 others would live, if he could get them medical attention fast. The rest had died fighting, which was a fitting death for an ODST, even if it seemed like an unnecessary one.Halo FanFiction - Untitled9 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Popping out from his cover, the young 2nd Lieutenant looked out over the site. It had most certainly been an ambush, and whatever these Covies were fighting for, they were certainly determined. They seemed to have swarmed from all sides of the small canyon they had come up. In all fact it wasn't so much a canyon, as a crevice that ran from the small bluff to the centre o
The First Meeting."Mr. Alexander J. Mercer. Why are you sleeping in my class?" The droning voice of my history teacher, Kratos is impeccable at targeting me.The First Meeting.2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I shifted a little to my right so that the muscular and bald historian is in full view. I must have smirked at him because I can see him wince and realised that it was the most terrible idea to wake me up.
"Well..." I replied while proceeding to sit straighter and pulling back my hood to reveal my ice blue eyes. "I have no idea, Kratos."
Kratos sighed and rubbed the bridge of his nose. "It's Mr. Kratos, Alexander."
"Really? Then I'm Alex, Mr. Kratos. Not 'Alexander'."
"You're going to detention, Alexander," he finally replied after a few moments, using my real name again.
Detention? You have got to be kidding me, I thought. But I just smiled and nodded to the assassins, Ezio and Alta´r. Then I got up from my seat and walked out of my class. Donning my hood again, I make my way towards the detention room just as the bell rang. Looks like my internal
MercerxShepard fic part 2: Human ContemplationMercerxShepard fic part 2: Human Contemplation3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Alex sat silently on his cot, carefully watching the spectacle before him. He didn't know why they gave him a cot... He never needed to sleep. Although just agreeing to everything was much easier than explaining to the crew of the Normandy why he did not need sleeping accommodations. After he and Commander Shepard toured the brand new ship (because it was just as unfamiliar to her as it was to him) Alex decided to take up residence in the cargo bay. He picked the corner that was to the right when he exited the elevator. The crew gave him a cot, a foot locker, a table that hooked to the wall, a personal computer and his own omni-tool. He enjoyed the quiet, open, emptiness of the cargo bay. It made him feel less like he was stuck in a spaceship and more like he was back in New York Zero when he was the only living thing for miles, save for a hunter or two.
The peace and quiet did not last, however, becaus