Hades and Persephone (Part 2)Hades and Persephone (Part 2)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
THE GIRL FELL TO THE GROUND. The man pulled forcibly on the reins, stopping the horses.
He stepped off of the chariot, ordering the horses to vanish. They did, taking the chariot with them.
He did not go any closer to the girl. He stood, motionless on the spot. He only watched her, making sure she was alive. Had her fear of him killed her? Impossible, he chastised himself, for she was immortal. But she could surely try her best. If she wanted to, she could go into a deep sleep that could last for centuries. He was worried she would do this.
Tentatively, he stepped toward the girl, his boots crunching the snow underneath him. He looked around. He had caused all this death and cold. He looked at the girl, in her soft pink dress and flowers resting in her hair. She was the only light, the only pure thing in this area. He, certainly, was not pure. He had done too many things. This included.
This does not count,
A Cave Somewhere in Northern Europe"Oh not you again," Nico muttered. Couldn't he go anywhere in Europe without the West Wind stalking him?A Cave Somewhere in Northern Europe1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was one of the few peaceful moments of the 'return the Athena Parthenos' mission. In fact, a few days in, this was the first. Reyna and Coach Hedge were asleep and Nico was on watch for once, sitting at the mouth of the cave they were hiding in. They were somewhere in Northern Europe, a few shadow-travels from the big one back to the States.
Nico was watching the lights in the nearest city blink, far away across the expanse of tiny towns and rolling hills. The air was warm and for about five minutes he almost felt comfortable, just sitting in the shadows. Then he heard a tiny cough somewhere to the left and almost put his sword through Favonius' nose.
"Oh, don't try that," Favonius said, twirling that bleeping hoop. "I'm here to guide, remember." Yeah. Not summon his evil master who had forced Nico to face up to the…. thing.
"Still struggling with everyth
Hades and Persephone (Part 3)Hades and Persephone (Part 3)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
SHE WOKE, BUT COULD NOT TELL IF IT WAS DAY OR NIGHT. It was too dark to decide.
The girl immediately closed her eyes, pulling her limbs in closer to her, wrapping herself in a ball. She was lost. No, she had been taken. And brought to the worst place imaginable.
She squeezed her eyes tighter, hoping that when she'd open them again, she'd once more be in her meadow, her soft, green, warm meadow filled with flowers.
She didn't need to open her eyes to know she was still far from home.
She began to shiver, and pulled the blankets tighter around her.
Slowly, she opened her eyes. She was in a bedroom, lying in a bed. Her heart began to pound frantically in against her rib cage. She knew where she was, but why was she here?
"Are you cold?" asked a deep voice. The girl flinched, gasping, and spoke to the darkness.
"Who… who's there?"
(Pern) Big List O' Candidate Lesson TopicsExercises(Pern) Big List O' Candidate Lesson Topics3 years ago in Settings More Like This
1. Candidate mentoring, light- pair candidates with weyrlings, candidate sees how to take care of a young dragonet.
2. candidate mentoring, heavy- pair candidates with weyrlings for a week, candidate shadows weyrling.
3. Mock-hatching: practice what to do. AWLM gives situations to specific candidates and they respond, or some other method of doing mock hatching.
4. Sewing lessons for candidate robes.
5. Candidate robe worktime.
6. Dragon bathing: bathe adults!
7. Dragon oiling: oil adults!
8. Question period: AWLM's, Dragonriders and/or weyrlings. Bring non-AWLM's in, possibly. Have candidates ask whatever questions that come to mind for dragons and dragonets.
9: Meet the dragons: similar to above, but involving non-AWLM dragons, telling life stories.
10. fitting for robes
11. Getting comfortable with dragons: climbing all over
12. Getting comfortable with dragons: flights on the backs of adults. Fears will be addressed.
13. Dragonrider mentoring- pair candidate with dragonri
(Pern) Big List O' Weyrling Lesson TopicsExercises(Pern) Big List O' Weyrling Lesson Topics3 years ago in Settings More Like This
1. Break into sub-wings and practice as subwings?
2. break into groups based on who is LIKELY to go into what wing (* wings determined upon graduation based on skill proved through weyrlinghood, so these may not be final groups-- but what's likely, given dragonet build and rider personality?)
3. Dragons leading blindfolded humans, either their own or their riders. (Speaking to other humans not required, so as to not step on individual canons, but allowed).
4. Identify health ailments in dragons that are not their own
5. Firestone flaming target practice
6. Flamethrower use and target practice
7. Blindfolded flying: when 'lings can fly. Blindfold dragon and have the riders give htem directions and eventually land, to simulate blind threadfall.
8. Blow the leaves away- pre-flying. Since we're subtropical, use pulled leaves or sand. Pile sand or leaves, and have dragonets flap their wings to blow them down.
9. Weather flight training- various points through flight training. Pick
Hades and PersephoneThe Dark Divine Chapter 2Hades and Persephone4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Why did you have to invite him Kore?" Demeter sighed exasperated. It was a well known fact that Hades and Demeter hated each other with a burning passion, so when Hermes returned with his R.S.V.P. Demeter was, to say the least, less than thrilled. Being natural born enemies, the Goddess of agriculture and the Lord of the Dead, they were bound to disagree at some point, but they took arguments to a whole new level. The last fight ended in ten fields of destroyed crops and a very creative use for sunflower seeds; in other words: they aren't speaking.
Persephone set her basket of flowers on a nearby rock and turned to face her pouting mother. "You said that I could invite anyone that I wanted, Mother. I didn't realize that 'anyone' had limitations." She replied. "And my name is Persephone." She added mentally.
"Don't be fresh. You know very well when I say 'anyone' that it does not include him."
"But I've never ev
Hades and PersephoneThe Dark DivineHades and Persephone4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
They both stood there uncomfortably, not sure how to begin. The tension was thick, and rightfully so. Hades had managed to ruin her birthday party and insult her in less than five minutes, and she had disrespected him in front of the people who already thought less than highly of him. The first one to speak was Persephone, mainly because she wanted nothing more for him to be out of her sight, so she could find the kids.
"So, have you come to apologize?" She asked in her most indignant tone, folding her arms across her chest while doing so. Within the moment that her word passed her lips and converted into sound any sympathy or compassion Hades had conjured up had disintegrated and was instantly replaced with pure irritation. This girl was truly something. Even after recognizing the fact that he had the power to fling her off this mountain with very little effort on his part, she was still making demands.
"Apologize?" Hades asked raising his eyebrows, "And why
20 Rules of Thorin and Company 20 Rules of Thorin and Company20 Rules of Thorin and Company2 years ago in Humor More Like This
1. Despite having a name Bilbo Baggins shall always be referred to as ‘the Hobbit’ or ‘Burglar’.
2. Thorin’s speeches are majestic and must be adhered to at any point in time.
3. Balin must always be the one to tell stories of the past.
4. When the Hobbit states that you have parasites it is wise to always play along.
5. Kili and Fili are never to be separated. Ever.
6. Trolls cannot be reasoned with. They are half-wits.
7. Kili and Fili are not to watch the ponies. Ever.
8. Elves are not appropriate company. The only time an elf may appear in dwarvish speak is in the context of an insult. For example, tree shagger is most appropriate.
9. Bofur is the ultimate good guy, no matter what people might say about dwarves.
10. Do not take Bofur’s hat. Under any circumstances. Ever.
11. Do not take Thorin's sword. Under any circumstances. Ever. Unless you like being cut in half.
12. Troll hoards stink. End of story. De
Five Times Thorin Forgot to Be Majestic...1. HiccupsFive Times Thorin Forgot to Be Majestic...2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Bilbo tugged his coat more tightly about his small frame and shivered, more from nerves than the chill.
It was a mere week into the journey – they had not even reached the furthermost borders of the Shire yet – and already he was beginning to feel a twinge of doubt about this quest.
The dwarves were pleasant enough. Fili and Kili’s relentless curiosity had subsided into boisterous, youthful over-familiarity. Ori had shyly made several attempts at conversation, as had Balin and Bombur. Bofur chatted freely to him as if he had known him forever, unthinkingly sharing his supplies of tobacco with the Hobbit as soon as Bilbo confessed he had forgotten his. Oin, Gloin, Dwalin and Nori more or less ignored him and Bifur contented himself by making happy mumbling noises and waving whenever he saw the hobbit.
The only one that made him uncomfortable was Thorin.
Bilbo cast an uneasy eye across the fire towards the leader of their company. The dwarf prince was sat idl
ti wrote you a lettert2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and i slept for twenty hours
then i realised
that i loved you in a language
you couldn't understand
and if she loves you
with her body, and
that is what you understand
then i hope
you can be happy
and i hope one morning
you wake up and realise
that you aren't
Hades and Persephone (Part 5)Hades and Persephone (Part 5)2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
PERSEPHONE SAT IN HER ROOM, glancing at the window. There was not much to look at. Hades had put her room away from the others, toward the wastelands of the Underworld, the empty lands, where there was nothing much besides black ground and pillars of smoke. She knew that if her room were at the other end of the palace, she would see fire and destruction.
Hades had said he would return in a day or two. That meant she still had a slight chance to get out. Not of the Underworld. She knew that was impossible. She wanted to at least see the gardens. If anything, they were still growing things, and they offered no ridicule or emotions.
She stood, walking over to her door, opening it so there was only a small crack. The large, black dog outside of her door was sleeping soundly, even snoring slightly. The snore was deep and ragged, more like a growl with each inhale.
Persephone slid out of her door, shutting the door softly. The dog did not stir.
She continued her w
HoO GenderbendHoO Genderbend1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Leo and the other seven demigods, Nico, Frank, Hazel, Percy, Annabeth, Jason, and Piper went for a ride on the Argo 2 one day.
A year had passed since Annabeth and Percy had fallen into Tartaurus and were done with their adventures, or so they thought.
Leo was at the wheel, driving, while the other demigods had been talking. Hazel, Leo's girlfriend, was talking to Piper about whatever they were talking about when lightning cracked across the sky.
"Everything's fine," Jason exclaimed. "It's just some tame lightning."
Leo wasn't so sure. He could tell that Hazel sensed it too, she went up to join him at the wheel. Hazel's face turned white, as if she'd seen a ghost.
"Hecate..." Hazel had murmured. "I sense magic in the air....."
For a second, Leo couldn't see anything. Lightning had cracked so close to the warship, that it turned everything white. Leo had shielded his eyes just in time.
Hades and PersephoneThe Dark Divine Chapter 4Hades and Persephone4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It wasn't even a full twenty-four hours before Hades was summoned back to Olympus. 'If he thinks I'm going to apologize to that little brat, he's even more diluted than I thought.' Hades thought to himself, pulling his motorcycle into the parking lot once again. He had never seen Hecate laugh as much as she did when she saw the pink icing in her master's hair. If he was to retain any pride for yesterday's episode, apologies were not an option.
The halls seemed quieter than the last time he was here, but that was to be expected. After the small food fight that had occurred the party was cut dramatically short and pretty much everyone had left for their homes. Hades walked calmly through the halls of his brothers and sisters' house.
This was the most he'd been up here since Aphrodite's last wedding anniversary. That entire weekend had been a complete joke. Aphrodite flirted with almost every male present in a scrap of fabric that b
Hades and PersephoneThe Dark Divine Chapter 3Hades and Persephone4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hades despised Olympus.
In fact, he made it a point to tell his brother, at least once a visit, how much he absolutely hated this glowing monstrosity. It was too bright, too white, too. . .Olympian.
It wasn't that it was ugly or not well-crafted. No, Athena herself made sure that this would be the envy of every structure known to man or mortal. It was the way it was presented, with an ostentatious attitude that made the Parthenon look like a gas station bathroom. He was reminded of this fact with every step closer he came to its golden gated entrance. Hades never really understood the need for the gates. It wasn't like they had neighbors and privacy was something Zeus abandoned years ago.
The only other complaint he had was it's endless supply of optimists. Olympus was constantly in a state of joy (or at least drunken happiness) and it annoyed him to no end. Between Dionysus' wild parties every other week, Athena
Hades and PersephoneThe Dark Divine Chapter 7Hades and Persephone3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hades took a deep breath and plopped down into the chair behind his ebony desk. His long fingers slid over his face as he leaned back in his chair. The past few hours had been exhausting to say the least, and Hades was beginning to understand why mortals turned to alcohol. Nothing was happening as planned, and at the moment he wasn't even sure what the plan was anymore. This was supposed to be an easy way out of family gatherings, but was quickly becoming one of the most stressful things Hades had ever endured.
This afternoon had been a disaster.
After signing off on the extension of the East Waiting Room, Hades had to go down to the dock's gates and check on how Cerberus was doing. He got pretty restless when Hades took long trips like this and had probably tried to eat someone again. Hades turned back around to face Persephone who was gawking like some sort of deranged tourist. He had been a little hesitant to leave such a nai
Hades and PersephoneThe Dark Divine Chapter OneHades and Persephone4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Asphodel," He yawned, resting his head on his hand. The translucent man before him bowed profusely and left in the direction of the Fields of Asphodel. After two thousand years of the same routine with little to no variation, a person (immortal or not) tends to get a little bored.
The lines seemed a little longer than normal today, or maybe it was they had a bit more difficult cases in them that made them seem so lengthy. Whatever the case, Hades was eager to be done for the day so he could return to his home, feed his three-headed dog, Cerberus and then himself, and retire to his chambers for the evening. That was his routine, as well as his curse. Wake with the dawn, sentence the souls, feed Cerberus and then wait for another day that was exactly like the last seventy-two thousand, nine hundred and ninety five days before it.
When the last of the souls were sorted out and the next boat full wouldn't come f
The Graveyard Gift ShopThe Graveyard Gift ShopThe Graveyard Gift Shop1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
A pair of eyes peered out from underneath a mess of black hair and Martha had to repeat herself.
"You can't buy tarot cards," she said again. "Not unless you have a parent or guardian with you." The boy's obsidian eyes flickered and Martha wondered how old he was. Fourteen? Fifteen? Not stupid enough to try something untoward with a pack of cards, but, "it's company policy, I'm afraid."
"Okay," he said, and turned to look at the rest of the shop. It was more of a kiosk really, and Martha only worked there three days a week while her youngest daughter was in school and she finished her degree, but Martha was sure that this boy was the most 'graveyard' of all the teens who came to hang around Edinburgh's infamous actual graveyards. The kirkyard was another tourist attraction, hence the kiosk - a few famous Scots had been buried there, and of course there was the Greyfriars Bobby story for the kiddies - but mostly it attracted weirdoes who were int
Cold - Loki / TonyIt was cold. Not that kind of cold that mortals and asgardians felt when in the snow, he had never felt that kind of cold he was a Jotun after all. But he was sure, judging from the descriptions he had heard of 'outside-cold', that outside-cold would be a much more 'pleasant' experience, than the one he felt in that moment, the one he felt ever so often and which always left his insides raw and bleeding. "Tony" A simple word, twisted by cold, and which never should have left his lips. If only Tony had been there with him, his mere presence would have chased the cold away and given the word more meaning that it should be possible for a word to hold. But the stupid mortal wasn't there, and Loki was for once at his full senses in spite of the cold. He shook his head and rubbed his arms in a foolish attempt to rub away the cold which only exited in his own mind, but also to push away the useless memories of a useless mortal. Loki was a god he didn't need a mortals helpCold - Loki / Tony3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Finding Strength ShepardxAlenko"You mean a lot to me Kaidan, I love you." Three years. Three absolutely agonizing years Kaidan had waited for Shepard to whisper those three simple words to him. As her hand brushed against his face and he looked into her eyes, she held nothing but affection and admiration for him. There had always been holding back, skirting around the idea, and light playful jokes about it. But when he finally had her sitting in his lap, their gazes locked in each other she finally let him know just how much she cared about him. There was nothing keeping her from him anymore, as he'd long abandoned his philosophy of leaving a way out as well. He no longer wished to be with anyone else, no one else would ever be able to fill him so completely the way Shepard did. He wanted to be hers and hers alone, he wanted to be the man she needed, the man she wanted. It was obvious that Shepard didn't actually need a man to protect her. She could handle herself against just about anything this galaxy could thrFinding Strength ShepardxAlenko3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Darkness-poem Ita about KisaDarknessDarkness-poem Ita about Kisa5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The world is black
Open my eyes
I see nothing
I´d like to
But I can´t
Because I´m blind
You care for me
You help me
Finding my way
Back to life
Though I´m useless
Though it´s senseless
You still care for me
Like my eyes
How to thank you?
You said that you don´t need
But I feel
Feel that you want
Though I can´t see
I know there´s something
Will I hurt you?
If I return your love
All I remember
I forget what it´s like
What the world looks like
What you look like
There´s just darkness
Surrounding me constantly
Except your love
Though I´m blind
Because of you
But I love you
Apart 6Apart 66 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Naruto never thought that seeing him, once again, could awaken that kind of anger inside of him. He was more than happy , obviously, but he was mad too, he had left him, without even looking behind to say something, coward. That jerk he hated to love.
Naruto slowly got up, frozen, his eyes were popping out of his head, he was still not sure in either believe it or not and he was backing off step by step, not to run away, just to get a better view of what was real and what it wasn't.
"You " Naruto began breathless "...What the fuck are you doing here?" He was so angry "You came to laugh at me?"
"No " He said as he got closer
"To make fun of me?" He didn't understand why he was back
He kept coming closer and Naruto kept backing off
"THEN WHAT?" HE EXPLODED "WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM M--"
"I love you" He said, looking into Naruto's eyes, deep down.
For some time, the rain was all that could be heard.
"What? Is that some kind of sick joke of yours? WHY DID YOU COME BACK
Rain or Sun?Rain or SunRain or Sun?5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Standing underneath a bridge, watching the rain pour relentlessly from the heavens, Gokudera felt a shiver creep up his spine, the cold nipping his skin through the few layers of clothing. Taking another drag of his cigarette, cloudy green eyes peered through the torrential storm, watching people hurry to and from, clutching umbrellas and any other form of object they had with them. If he was completely honest, it made for a rather depressing scene.
But Gokudera didn't bother contemplating the beat down nature of his surroundings, instead choosing to focus on cursing whatever entity had forced him to come outside on this day in particular.
He couldn't even remember why he came outside in the first place. Really, it would have been far more sensible to stay at Yamam-
No! I'm angry at him! I'm not even going to give him the satisfaction of thinking about him! Gokudera scolded himself, teeth gritting the butt of the cigarette tightly.
It was true though. After an
Gt: Guardian 8"Ok so you were what now?" Erin buried her face deeper into the vast sea of cloth and inhaled. Elias sighed, watching her rise and fall with his breath.Gt: Guardian 84 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Ordered, Erin; ordered to protect you." The two had walked quite a distance in what had been comfortable silence until Elias had found a large, white abandon field to rest in. Erin had settled herself comfortably onto his chest (with his aid of course) and attempted to focus on his explanation.
"Right, 'ordered' gotcha " she rolled onto her back and gazed at the sky; deep in thought and rapture. "Alright, alright continue." She chirped and endeavored to see if she could make a "shirt angel" by flailing her limbs.
He chuckled and lightly patted her head with his finger. "Well I'm- and this probably goes without saying- I'm not from here."
"-Really?!" Erin laughed out and tried to wrap her arms around the massive finger. She rolled up onto her knees and bravely faced the colossal pointers that loomed befor