Once I Knew a GirlOnce I knew a girl named Eve. She was short and skinny and wore glasses, and everywhere she went she was all elbows. She mispronounced her R's and climbed trees barefoot and saw fairies where others only saw fireflies.Once I Knew a Girl5 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Eve loved to read. Stories clung to her like velvet. Her bedroom was an Eden cast in mint green and populated by books new books, old books, books with all the secrets of the world hidden inside them.
She brought her love to school with her: sometimes, the teacher would send her out into the hallway for reading during class. Haha, wouldn't want us to actually learn anything in school, we used to joke.
There were those who hated Eve for being the way she was, and she despised them in turn. She hated openly; there was never any secret of her contempt. It was a good system.
Eve loved to create. She wrote and sewed and sculpted, she dreamed up places and people too large for real life. She played and mimicked and invented. She was a stickler for accuracy and a
The Jimmy and Cindy manifestoThe Jimmy and Cindy manifesto3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Shipping Manifesto/Character Analysis- Jimmy Neutron and Cindy Vortex
Magnets- how do they work?
We'll start by analyzing each character individually and then their relationship as a whole, particularly contrasting it with Jimmy/Betty. (For the sake of argument, all non-canon pairings will be ignored). On that note, the Jimmy/Timmy Power Hours are /not /canon and will also be ignored.
Another note- an in-depth analysis of every single episode is beyond the scope of this piece and frankly, would be enough to drive a person mad. I assume you've seen the show. You're more than capable of filling in any blanks.
"James. James Neutron."
"Really? You look like more of a Jimmy to me."- Jimmy Neutron and Jet
Fusion, "Operation: Jet Fusion"
Boy genius, with an IQ of 210(a href= "http://www.tvrage.com/Jimmy_Neutron-Boy_Genius" ). Until his move to Retroville prior to Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (the movie), Cindy Vortex was the smartest girl in town. Yet an offhand
The Search of the HummingbirdOnce there lived a hummingbird who loved to gaze at stars.The Search of the Hummingbird3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She breezed through days, awaiting the rolling summer nights, which unfurled like velveteen highways.
"Hello, star," said the hummingbird one evening. "You are the loveliest sight in the world."
"I am not a star," replied the tiny light. "The stars are what you see hanging there above you, far overhead. The stars are not real. They are the past, the once-was, the no-longer. I am a firefly. We are the now."
"I never knew," marveled the hummingbird. "Tell me more."
And so the hummingbird and the firefly conversed until the dawn. The next night the hummingbird returned, and the night after, and after again. They talked of air and earth and all between, of stalks of wheat and distant thunder.
"How do you know so very much?" asked the hummingbird.
"It is not I, but the light within me, that knows," said the firefly. "Light knows. Darkness also knows. It is the spaces in between which do not know."
"I, too, wish to know," said the hu
Show Her You Can Dance Chap 2Show Her You Can DanceShow Her You Can Dance Chap 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A part of Joker missed the days where he could drop the Mako on planets so Commander Shepard could drive it through the terrain, albeit badly. The Mako drops and pickups always gave him something to look forward to between missions. But now, the new Normandy was just too big for such drops. The pilot resigned himself to just monitoring the ground team through his console. Joker brought up the monitors for Shepard, Garrus, and Miranda. Each one gave reports on vital signs, thermal clip usage, as well as an onboard camera. Where the hell Miranda had hers attached was beyond Joker nor did he care to find out.
The pilot forced out a sigh and leaned against his hand as he propped his arm up on the chair. The day's earlier embarrassment was still fresh in his mind. He'd been caught sleeping at the helm before, no one bothered him about that since moving about the ship was difficult for him. It was the whole getting caught mumbling in his sleep part th
Forbidden HalloweenWarning : Unbeta-ed, OOC-ness and MUKURO.Forbidden Halloween2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was time for Halloween.
Tsuna hates Halloween.
October 31 is the day where he would be cooped up inside his office, surrounded by all his paperworks. All was to protect him from certain guardian.
He had had enough with Mukuro and his Halloween ideas that the brunet preferred his paperworks than be the object of fun for the illusionist.
If he manages to avoid the man until the next month, then he is safe, more than safe—
The decimo jerked, alarmed by the sudden scream as he hurried to the door. His steps were shaken due to a sudden earthquake, making it quite difficult for him to reach for the knob.
"Decimo!" His right-hand man barged through, looking worried, "Are you okay?!"
"Y-Yes, I am!" His voice raised a little due to the panic, "what happened, Gokudera-kun?!"
"Hibari's box animal is on rampage!" The silver-haired man informed, as he helped his boss on his feet and ran through
Rokudou Mukuro x Reader - Not HumanRokudou Mukuro x Reader - Not Human2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You shifted a bit in the lap of the Vongola Mist Guardian, his heterochromatic eyes watching you with amusement. Once you were comfortable, you looked up to lock your gaze with his.
“Mukuro . . . “ You whispered softly, hand going to rest on his cheek. He only chuckled. “I wish you were human.”
What were you saying?
“Kufufu~ My dear [Name], I am human.” The illusionist said, nuzzling into the warmth of your hand as if to emphasize it.
You shook your head, [h/c] locks bouncing a bit. Looking back at him, eyes soft yet not sympathetic.
“You’re a monster.”
Mukuro’s eyes narrowed a little, watching you carefully as you rest you head on his shoulder. Your words were taking some time to process in his mind.
What were you getting at?
You closed your eyes, hands falling to rest at your lap. A soft sigh left your plump lips. Smiling softly you said the last words you had to say before Mukuro and the room arou
My last Promise My Last Promise.My last Promise4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
My fingertips were entwined between hers, I forced a smile and she smiled back. My broken arm wiped her tears with care as the Collector ship begins to crumble around us." You promised me Sheppard " Miranda's voice was filled with pain and anger. Only seeing her eyes amongst all the destruction my hand gently slipped from hers "You must go now ". Miranda's head shook in protest as she clutched on tightly "I won't leave this ship without you!" .My head sunk as Garrus started pulling her away, emotions running wild she struggled and screamed as Garrus took her away. My heart sunk and with one last look I could see her broken heart with every tear she cried.
My injuries were too severe from the Reaper fight I could hardly move. Inch by inch I crawled towards the mainframe where I'm to destroy the
Perfection. A Hibari Kyouya x Reader.Perfection. A Hibari Kyouya x ReaderPerfection. A Hibari Kyouya x Reader.11 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You'd known Hibari for eight years. People thought you were crazy, hanging around such a violent man for so long. But, then again, you were no flower yourself. You could keep up with the strength of Hibari Kyouya, if you really wanted too. But, being protected and cared for by a devil with an angels body was just so much more satisfying. So, you kept healthy, able to run long distances quickly and jump particularly high, but you kept your strength to a minimum. Of course, you could fend off an attacker if you really had to.
Not that you ever did.
After all, befriending the 10th Vongola family's boss and his friends had some perks. One example being extremely handsome bodyguards. Handsome and incredibly nice. Which is why you were surprised to find yourself falling for the most violent and rude man you had ever known.
Hibari Kyouya. But he was just so COOL. And exceedingly, almost unnecessarily
Of Vongola and Facebook -Hibari's Password-I don't own KHR, if I do, it's a surprise since I don't know about it.Of Vongola and Facebook -Hibari's Password-2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
10TYL verse again.
Warning : Unbeta-ed. OOC-ness.
For easier purpose, every Hibari's comment won't have details and will be separated by lines. I will explain later why.
Pairing : None. You may think it as 6918 or 6927 if you want. And a hint of 10051 I guess. As always 59 to 27 XD
Rokudo Mukuro If anyone wants to access a certain uptight naïve virgin Skylark, the code is "Vongole'sassissotight"
Like. Comment. 2 hours ago. 38 Likes.
Hibari Kyoya Hahaha, it works
Irie Shouichi That's odd. I've never heard Hibari-san call Sawada-san 'Vongole'
2 hours ago. 10 Likes.
Fran How could the Cloud know how tight Decimo's ass is if he's a virgin? Shishou, you're not making any sense.
2 hours ago. 45 Likes.
Hibari Kyoya (a) Shou
That Devil. A Hibari Kyouya X Reader."Herbivore."That Devil. A Hibari Kyouya X Reader.1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
One word sent everyone running to the closest classroom. Everyone but you. You turned around and scowled. You had been about to ask your friend Yumi if you could borrow and copy her homework, when the School's Devil arrived and scared her off. Hibari Kyouya scared everyone he set eyes on.
"You need something, Mr. Kyouya?"
You asked this teasingly, but it appeared that Hibari didn't find it amusing in the least. Well, you assumed this based on the tonfa that was placed threateningly under your chin. You took a step back and placed your hands up in a defensive position.
"Hey, hey, calm down. What do you need?" You said. After all, getting tonfa'd this early in the morning was not on your list of things to do. Hibari lowered his tonfas, but he was still scowling. He growled and swiftly turned around and walked away. Your eyes widened in confusion before you frowned angrily. That boy thought that you were so useless
Rosario Vampire:Inner DateInner Date (SHORT STORY)Rosario Vampire:Inner Date4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"What are you doing?" Inner Moka walked over to where Tsukune sat. His holy lock thrashed around wildly. "It won't stop moving," he moaned "Help me! Please!" Moka sighed and grabbed hold of his wrist. She examined the lock. It suddenly stopped moving and hung, completely still. Tsukune looked at her with a puzzled expression on his face. Moka shrugged.
The Youkai she had just knocked out started to stir. He let out a groan. "Geez." He struggled to get up. Moka strolled up to him. "Learnt your place?" The monster nodded. "Good." She headed back towards Tsukune, and pulled the rosary from his hands. "You're leaving already?" Tsukune asked her. She nodded "I'm finished with this guy. It's time for me to go." She was just about to replace the rosary when Tsukune grabbed her wrist. "Wait," he told her "Why don't you stay unsealed for a little while, just for tonight. You don't spend much time hanging out with us." Moka looked at him, slightly confused. "You want to
You'll Never DieHear me read it!You'll Never Die1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
They say that if a writer falls in love with you then you never really die.
Instead your body is laid out in its funerial shrouds and moulds are made. Soft impressions of you to be pressed onto the blank faces of future loves.
Every time I write of taking comfort in a safe place in a storm, it will be your forearm. Every half-made smile will be on your lips, and every touch will be constructed from the residue beneath your fingernails.
When I metaphise of trees' blood, the leaves that give the energy so that a willow can provide shade for those in need, it will be your blood, it will be your light drenched kisses.
Every tear on every face will taste of the sweat that you put into keeping me happy. Every soaring song of love will be played through your windpipe, your trachea my instrument of choice.
For every time that a hero has the strength to walk on, I will use your feet. I will weld them to my own and walk a mile. Wal
Never Kiss and TellHarry adjusted his footing on his broom, jostling it a bit. The only thing he was able to focus on was the grain of the wood and the flurry of color from beneath him as he rocketed through the air. He'd won a number of Quidditch matches this way, balancing and standing up on his broom, and he figured he might as well practice at it. He'd fallen every time he caught the elusive golden snitch this way. Maybe, with practice he'd be able to snatch it up and get comfortably back down on his broom. Well, as long as no bludgers, wizards, dementers or who knows what else tried to go after him.Never Kiss and Tell3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was just now dawn, and as Harry raised his gaze he could see the oranges and pinks and golds spraying over the edge of the Quidditch field, the water, and the mountains. He squinted his bright green eyes against the wind blowing beneath his glasses and swayed a bit, outstretching his arms to keep his balance. Hogwarts was truly his home. Number 4 had never been his home, there with the Dursley's he'd
E2C1R: CorrespondenceEpisode 2: HuntedE2C1R: Correspondence4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Chapter 6: Correspondence
Tali rubbed her shoulder after closing the injection port on her suit. Mordin hadn't been kidding when he'd said that the injections would cause soreness. It felt like she had run a marathon- with her arms. Both Chakwas and Mordin had kept her under constant surveillance since administering the first dose of the retro-virus. So far the only side effects were a ravenous appetite and the expected dull ache throughout her muscles that accompanied the treatment.
She understood the basic principles of how the treatment worked. A normal virus operated by splicing its genetic code into a target cell, causing the cell to replicate that code and produce more viruses until it died, usually from filling itself with the offending pathogen.
The retro-virus spliced the regen-sequence into its target cell and effectively 'died', leaving the altered cell to go about its normal business. Since the virus didn't get replicated, mul
My MudBlood or Our Mudblood"Hermione" a voice called. I turned around and saw Ron running towards me "yeah" I replied.My MudBlood or Our Mudblood3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He ruffled a hand through his shaggy red hair "I heard there two new people coming at Hogwarts" he said grinning.
I frowned "that's odd...it never happened before" I murmured. He stopped grinning "yeah it is weird for students to come during the middle of the year" he said.
We kept on walking until we reached the Great Hall where we bumped into Ginny..."oh sorry" she whispered, "that's okay" Ron said grinning. "Oi! lavender" he called and ran to her.
Once Ron was out of our sight; Ginny grabbed my wrist in a death grip and glared at me "you better watch it...I don't want Ron dating someone as ugly as you so you better stay out of his and Lavender way" she snarled.
I sighed and removed her bony hand off my wrist "I don't like Ron" I said a bit hurt...Ginny and I used to be best friend.
Until 4th year when she wanted to date a really cute guy named Archer but he liked me instead and said that Ginn
HappinessSeries Title: After the ReapersHappiness4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Disclaimer: Mass Effect universe © BioWare
Any character you haven't heard of © me
I've recently become enamoured with the Mass Effect 'verse, thanks to a beautiful piece of Garrus/FemShep art here on DA: Mass Effect - After the Reaper by *ghostfire, and while I haven't actually played the games yet, I did do some research and fell in love with Garrus and Shepard's story and decided to try my hand at writing the 'ship.
Now, my vision for this is that it's going to be a series of short stories about Shepard and Garrus' relationship, so they won't always be in chronological order. I'll let you know in the ANs just where about it fits in the ME timeline and if the story in question is companionable with any of the others.
Thanks go to my Beta; Blueglaceon, who despite having little knowledge of the Mass Effect universe,
A Slyther-some Afair c. 1Hermione rushed through the bustling students, as her crimson-gold scarf swerved behind her. The hall was slippery from sludge and dislodged snow from fellow peers' shoes and garments. Her feet skid across the ancient stone corridors, and with a huff she descended rapidly along a winding stair case that descended into the bowls of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.A Slyther-some Afair c. 15 years ago in General More Like This
Crystals of fine, white snow fell from her bushy brown hair like enchanted dust of the winter.
Gliding like a sparrow on wind, she burst through the Potions' door to find every student peering at her with astonished eyes.
It was true, Hermione Granger had NEVER been late for lessons, but it seemed her perfect record was snapped like a nimble straw that windy, Winter day.
Professor Snape stared her down with melancholy eyes, unamused he lifted an eye brow menacingly and scribbled a few words down on a piece of parchment.
"I'm sorry I'm late professor, but-" she urged to say, breathless.
"No need for excuses, Granger"
The Lord and Lady - Zuko x KatThe Lord and Lady - Zuko x Kat9 years ago in Erotic More Like This
Word Count 409
She looks out at the grounds, which sprawl out from the Palace she now lives in, and the city that spreads out before her, beyond the Palace walls. Once, she had been so terrified of the mere idea of being here, much less calling it her home. But, she was resigned to her fate.
The Fire Lord had come to take her. She was ripped away from the people she knew and loved and the place she had called home, spirited away to a place she had never seen but had heard so much about.
He had ignored her pleas to be reunited with her brother and the Avatar and all that she knew. He had taken her innocence with a passion that burned so intensely that she had been forever marked by it.
In the darkness and the flame, Katara of the Water Tribe died.
It had taken a while to get used to it all the heat, the people, the customs, the differentness of it all. It was a world completely different from the one she had been taken from. She had feared for her
The Red Dragon: Chapter 1The Red Dragon: Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The night is cool and dark. Most are tucked into their beds for the night, resting up for the day ahead of them. However, tonight someone won't be going to bed peacefully. They won't wake up to tomorrows light and it will be my fault as it has been many times now. I realize that and yet, what other choice do I have...?
"Don't move." I say firmly, quietly. My gun is pointed toward the man and it makes a clicking sound as I pull the hammer back with my thumb. The feeling of it is all too familiar.
"Please don't! I-I can pay you; whatever you want!" The man pleads, his knees hitting the floor. His eyes are wide and his hands are up in surrender.
I grip the cold black steel in my hand tighter. I know I have to do this; I have no say in the matter. It's the only way to...
The moonlight hits my face as I take a step closer. The man's breath becomes shallow and his hands fall to his sides in defeat. "You—you're him...! The one called The Red Dragon!" He yells sha
JimmyXCindy week: CareerCindy sat in her college class. She was going to school to be a lawyer, and the university of Retroville had a fantastic law program. Her teacher wasn't in today, so someone else stood at the front of the class. She was having trouble following today. He wasn't the best teacher of law, and he was kind of cute, so she really wasn't paying attention.JimmyXCindy week: Career3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"A-Alright class, good lesson today. Now uh, class dismissed." The professor said. Cindy gathered her things and went up to the desk.
"Ok, you should not make teaching your career." She said.
"I know! They needed a quick sub today, I didn't have a class. So, quiet you." He said, erasing the chalk board.
"I'm teasing you Jimmy." Cindy chuckled at his reaction.
"I know that too." He sighed.
"Oh you act like you know everything." Cindy said.
"I do know everything." He said, turning to her.
"Yeah, yeah. You just think your so smart, and cute, and sexy." She said.
"You think I'm sexy?" Jimmy asked.
"No, I think you think you're sexy." She said de
Rose.As for me...I hope it's Granger...Rose.3 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
Draco awoke in a frantic sweat. The silk sheets sticking to his chest and his hair a ragged blonde mess. It was just a dream. A silly dream of his. He looked to his left. There, sure enough, was Asteria. Her delicate hair lay gently upon the pillow. Moonlight shone in from the drapes, glistening off the material and her hair. It was best not to wake her Draco thought. She always did sleep peacefully. As he got out of bed the covers slid off Draco's body and fell faintly back onto the empty space in the bed. The floor was stone cold beneath his feet. Slowly he made his way into his study.
Sitting at the great desk he studied some of the parchment papers on top. Some letters from his mother about dinner at his parents, a pathetic letter from work and then he saw it. That letter. The handwriting was so oddly neat. When he had first opened the letter he was set back a bit. The Department Of Magical Law Enforcement was asking for his help. Weirdly. Draco s
Mistaken Chap 19: Trouble*Draco's POV*Mistaken Chap 19: Trouble3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Professor McGonagall listened to everyone's side of the story. We weren't allowed to interrupt anyone as they spoke. This proved difficult when Nott opened his big mouth and started spewing lie after lie. The dimwit actually stated that I attacked him first and that he only tried to protect himself. Of course the back-stabbers I used to call my friends followed along. I wanted to curse every single one of them but of course I kept my cool. I wasn't going to let that lot ruffle my feathers in front of McGonagall.
I couldn't help but cringe when Parkinson's turn came. She was probably the best actress and liar in Slytherin house. Halfway through the story she was sobbing hysterically as she described the fear and panic she felt for Nott. She went on stating how she had to protect him from Hermione.
"Why was Granger attacking Nott, Ms. Parkinson", asked McGonagall.
What I Learned in FencingDon't try to imitate movies. Everyone does. They'll see you coming a mile away.What I Learned in Fencing4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Get to the point already. Flamboyancy will get you nowhere, except in foil-fencing. Go play with the sissies/foil fencers if you want to be flamboyant.
That's not to say "don't be creative" though.
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
If you can hit your opponent, they can hit you. Always.
Never underestimate a beginner. They aren't following patterns.
Sometimes it's okay to retreat. But you only have so far before you fall off of the mat.
Always go for the second touch.
Don't be afraid to crab-walk toward your opponent.
Always thank your opponent. They just gave you an opportunity to wear funny clothes and swing a sword around.
Don't be afraid to give up a point if neither of you are sure who hit first. You won't always get the point returned, but then it's never really about the point, now is it?
Be prepared for bruises. Lots of them.
If you're smiling at the end of the bout, you'v
Red X Reader - Help part 2Red X Reader - Help part 21 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
We got to Pallet Town and Red went strait home. Green and I went with him and his mom fawned over him and hugged him like crazy and wouldn’t let him leave at all.
Fire and Ash were amazed and hugged him too. And it was funny because they were both going to go on a new journey. Ash to Unova and Fire to Sinnoh.
We all agreed not to talk about what happened on Mt. Silver to anyone else. Delia would lose it if she found out Red almost died. I mean he’s her first born. After that Green went back to Viridian City and I went back home. All was pretty calm now.
The next day I did everything I usually did. I took care of the pokémon. It took some time but it was always worth it. I love it and it was my job. I was hired under Professor Oak since he owned the Ranch but he never used it. So I work and live here to take care of the pokémon.
But then I heard a voice. Well several voices as I was feed Venusaur.
“(Name)!” Fire said. He came up and had Red with him