Tiny Avengers: Chapter 8 Pepper was used to overworking.Tiny Avengers: Chapter 83 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She worked for Tony Stark. Of course she was.
But although her job often involved stress, she had never been under so much pressure. The worst part was that it wasn't just professional pressure this time... It was personal pressure.
The bags under her eyes were now so deep that they were more like caves. They took up an enormous portion of her face, leaving her looking not unlike a panda. She was rather gaunt and unkempt, and her face was hollow.
The children would have been worried... But they weren't awake to know, or care.
The only ones who hadn't succumbed were Thor, Loki and Steve. Steve had the serum going for him, of course, and Thor and Loki weren't even human. But, judging by their behavior, it wouldn't be long until they too lay twitching and moaning.
Thor tripped dazedly towards his brother, murmuring incoherently. Loki appeared almost equally confused,
TWG Assignment 17 - There's a Storm ComingTWG Assignment 17 - There's a Storm Coming2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Birds' calls echoed throughout the forest as they prepared to fly Southward. The trees had been blanketed in snow overnight, and the forest glistened with the new frost. Luckily for MoonClan, the majority of the snow had been caught in the abundance of trees, so not much of it touched the ground just yet. A lone figure stalked through the forest, ears perked for any signs of life on the chilly forest floor.
Patchstar opened her mouth again to scent for prey, but once again she was disappointed. Most of the animals must be preparing for Leaf-Bare, as were the Clan cats. The tortoiseshell made a mental note to get some hunting patrols out before the snow set in permanently.
"How does SnowClan enjoy this...?" she fluffed out her fur, her breath catching on the air. Looking up towards StarClan, all she saw was tree limbs that had caught the snow. The stars wouldn't be out at this time of day anyway.
The wind picked up, just a little more than the gentle breeze before. The trees sway
What I Learned at SRU -5-What I Learned at SRU -5-5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A/N: Thanks for the support everyone's been giving. I think about five people (including my wife) have come to me saying, "OMG you made Jet x Katara make sense to me!" All I can say is that it didn't make sense to me until I had to sit and try to write it! Also...I think I finally managed to get my wife to find the appeal of Toph x Aang. Mwaha. More on those two later. Right now we've got other characters to focus on so we can start developing them as time goes on.
What I Learned at SRU
Chapter 5 - Uneasy
-Monday, August 30th, 2010-
["YOU HAVE...ONE...NEW MESSAGE. FIRST NEW MESSAGE."]
["Hello, Dum-Dum. How's that Senioritis taste, huh? I can't believe you're literally going through with this. What will you do when school's over, Brother? Ugh. Anyway...If you care to know - though I imagine you don't - I'm going to go visit Father this Wednesday. But I'm sure your precious little classes at your precious littl
Elle and Mias: Chapter 62Sleep refused to visit Mias that evening and this time it was not because he wanted to bask in the afterglow of his sexual performance. No, it was a worry that kept him from falling asleep amongst the comforting textures of his silk and satin pillows and bed sheets, not too mention Elle's soft and warm body tucked under his arm like a favorite stuffed toy. His mind couldn't fathom what sort of beast had the strength, both in body and in mind, to best Berenos in battle.Elle and Mias: Chapter 623 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The window blew open slowly with the help of an autumn wind and a shadow blocked the moonlight from stretching onto the bed. Mias had a visitor.
"I figured you'd summon me soon enough, so I took the liberty of arriving before you realize this is beyond you," a male voice said.
"And just what do you know about this that I don't?" Mias asked, gingerly turning Elle onto her side so he could slip out of bed without disturbing her.
"You're the target," the man said.
"Is that so?" Mias found his shirt at the foot of the bed an
George InfoGeorge Info5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
1- Basic info
Name: George Cento
B-day: April 2
Height: 5" 9'
Family: Elizabeth "Lizzie" Cento(daughter), Claudia Summers(wife), Celia Cento(older sister/desceased), Neithen Wincet (brother-in-law/desceased), Jake Wincet (nephew), Unknown Mother, Unknown Father
Loves: Lizzie, Jake, Claudia, Celia, Neithen, Big Dogs, Reading, Science, Music, Fun, life, Nature, Paranormal, the color Orange
Hates: Neithen, losing family or friends/ the thought of death, "annoying, greedy lil' brats", Heights, Bees/Wasps/Hornets, Spicy Foods
-Alergies to: Acidic Foods, Dogs, Almonds, Walnuts, Weeds, Bees/Wasps/Hornets, Lactose
Job: 7th grade Litterature Teacher
Length: 8 years
1.4- Creature Type + Traits
Creature Name: Cherry
Creature Type: Special
Seeker Type: half-breed Shadow-Blood Seeker
Creature Traits/ Character Traits*
Big/ Wide Open
Caring- Part Three"I swear, I had every intention of telling you. I just wanted to wait a while. You were so furious when you found out about Pamela and then when you found out Palmer was your son, you freaked out " Poppy shook her head. "I was going to tell you when things calmed down "Caring- Part Three3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"Right. When exactly did you plan that to be?" Perry demanded.
Poppy didn't say anything.
"Yeah, I do get a little freaked out when I find out." Perry said. "But do you blame me? I didn't plan any of this. I didn't plan to have four housewreckers."
"Paisley and Peppily aren't doing any damage so far." Poppy said quietly.
"Four's too many."
"I don't plan to have them. But when I do, I'm happy. I'm sorry you can't feel the same way."
"I have the right to KNOW when I'm a father. Again. So you laid two eggs this time?"
"No. Only one. They're twins."
"Great. Twin Palmers."
"They're not ALL the same, Perry."
"I'm sorry. I'll tell you next time."
"NEXT time?" Perry backed away. "Let's not assume the
Define BeautifulDefine beauty.Define Beautiful2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Is it that smear of lipstick across your face,
Or is it that smile that you can't replace?
Is it that paper thin dress those girls fit into
Or is it those beautiful creations you make that only you can do?
Is it the media's screams shouting in your ear
Or is it the whisper of God, saying "You look beautiful, my dear"?
Which definition of beauty do you choose to hear?
PnF: Ghosts Chp 6 of 8Chapter 6PnF: Ghosts Chp 6 of 83 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Ferb lay on his back sprawled out on the living room floor, his arms and legs completely straightened out. But he had not moved at all in the past hour, and only stared up with a blank expression at the beige ceiling. He was listening to the clock tick, and after counting it multiple times had discovered that it was off by a second.
Perry lay beside him in much the same position, and also had the same expression as he stared at the wall. He, too, was sprawled out, but on his stomach instead.
"I'm bored," Ferb told Perry, who made no notion of responding or even hearing him. Ferb reached up and scratched his own head; it was the first time he had moved his arm in over twenty minutes, and it had started to go numb.
"What am I supposed to do all day?" he presented the question to Perry, who did not acknowledge it.
A key clicking in the front door caused both Ferb and Perry to look up with interest. It waved open an
PnF: Ghosts Chp 2 of 8Chapter 2PnF: Ghosts Chp 2 of 83 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It had been a little over two hours since the group of teenagers started their expedition. Although there had been nothing but creaks and cold drafts so far, no one complained that it was boring.
Buford shook his flashlight by the handle as its batteries rattled around inside and the bulb flickered. "I think my juice is dying," he said as he hit it with his palm. There was a quiet zap as the light dimmed and faded. "Yep, it's out."
"Let's all just stay close together, then," Phineas said as Buford, Ferb, Isabella, Baljeet and Irving all gathered in the beam being cast by Phineas' flashlight.
"Good thing we have two flashlights," Baljeet commented. "Or else we would be stuck in total dar--"
Phineas' flashlight flickered and died. Isabella screamed and Irving jumped out of his socks and fell onto the floor with a thump.
"Don't panic, guys!" Phineas insisted as he shook the flashlight in his hands.
Handsome- Part Five"I wish you hadn't dragged me here." Perry said.Handsome- Part Five3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"You have to be here." Pinky said. "I mean, this whole debate is practically centered on you. It wouldn't make any sense for you not to go."
"It makes perfect sense. I don't want to be around when Ernest and Randy start fighting over whether I'm a good parent or not."
"Well, you can always leave."
"I might do just that." Perry set a bag of popcorn in his lap and started eating.
"You brought POPCORN to a debate?"
"Mm hmm. And I'll probably put it in my memory box. My first time eating popcorn at a debate."
"Silence!" Brandon the bulldog shouted from the stage. "The debate is about to begin. The topic is, 'Does the absence of a certain parent determine a certain child's behavior?' The voting will be done by a highly-trained security agent who does not vote based on personal belief, but on argument strength. Please refrain from flash photography or interfering with the debate. Thank you. Ernest the eagle and Randolph the reindeer, you may b
Tiny Avengers: 'Chapter Ten' The room wasn't black when Pepper woke up. She opened her eyes to bright, flashing lights and pounding music.Tiny Avengers: 'Chapter Ten'2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She squeaked as Tony yanked her off her feet and started swing-dancing with her. "About time you woke up," he grinned.
Pepper looked around. Loki and Thor were inexplicably dancing Gangnam Style, despite the fact that the song wasn't even playing. Natasha, Bruce and Clint had started a conga line and Steve was slow dancing... By himself.
Fury suddenly burst into the room wearing a bright pink tutu, followed by Maria Hill, who was wearing an alligator costume. They started disco dancing wildly, and Pepper shook her head violently. "Cannot unsee," she groaned.
The roof opened and Coulson was lowered down on a platform wearing a really long green cloak and a bright purple tiara.
"Coulson, you're alive!" shrieked Pepper.
"Of course he is," said Maria, and everybody gave Pepper a funny look.
"So the antidote worked, then?" Pepper asked, trying to be heard above the l
Light And Spirit"Lauren, are you OK? You're looking kind of down today," a Linoone asked, having seen her space out.Light And Spirit3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"What? Oh, it's nothing, don't worry," the Lanturn just smiled.
The Linoone wasn't left convinced by this, but could tell she shouldn't press the subject any further. It wasn't the first time this happened, Lauren had been doing it from time to time for the last few days.
Lauren wasn't indeed OK, she had had this strange urge for something since a time and it was starting to become noticeable. To put it in short words she felt... limited, bounded, trapped.
It had been a while since she had been finally free of the Pokeball in which she had been held captive for a long time. She had a new master now as well as several teammates which she knew could spent time and count with. It was by much better than being kept in storage.
Still, there was something that didn't really sink in with her...
The rest of her teammates could easily walk or even fly through everywhere. As for her... Her kind h
Taunted- Part Five"Wow. I cannot believe Jack and Benny were so mean." Baljeet said.Taunted- Part Five3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Phineas, Ferb, Buford, Baljeet, Isabella and Perry were all sitting on the couch together.
Perry climbed into Baljeet's lap and placed Snugglebear over his arm.
"Eew!" Baljeet squealed. "That is slimy!"
"He's been chewing on it all day." Phineas said.
"That's so cute!" Isabella said. She took hold of Snugglebear's right leg. "Wanna play tug of war, Perry?"
Perry growled threateningly.
"Okay. Guess not." Isabella released Snugglebear's leg. Perry picked Snugglebear up in his mouth and began to shake him back and forth.
"He's really possessive over that bear." Phineas said. "He won't let anyone touch it. Mom tried to take it from him so she could wash it, and he practically bit her arm off."
Perry continued to shake Snugglebear. Snugglebear hit Buford in the face.
"EW! It IS slimy!" Buford wiped off his face.
Perry was very happy. He rolled over and kicked Snugglebear with his back feet.
"Ferb, next time one of my friends
Elle and Mias: Chapter 39The click of Elias' boots resounded through the halls, followed by the echoing chip of talons against the stone floor. He quickened his pace in hopes of putting some distance between him and his follower, but alas the friendly horror remained on his tail. His tolerance for annoyance finally reached its boiling point. He whirled and shouted, "Must you follow me?!"Elle and Mias: Chapter 393 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Hilda smiled, "Yes. Lady Ia isn't as naïve as you think she is. You get one chance. If you betray her trust, you'll be thrown back into prison and left to rot. So be a good boy Eli, okay?"
Elias cringed at the affectionate and disgusting nickname she bestowed upon him. "I'm finding it a bit difficult to stay in good spirits with your constant irritating presence."
"You don't like me, do you?" She asked, a smile still on her face.
"You're a feather headed, bird brained, molting mess of stupidity plagued with annoyance and irritation that supersedes a rash!" He shouted.
She giggled, "Eli, you sound like my sister."
Taunted- Part OnePerry had been sleeping peacefully until he heard thunder crackle furiously outside. He jolted awake and looked around.Taunted- Part One3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Phineas sat up in bed and rubbed his eyes. "Rain." He murmured.
Ferb sat up as well. He looked out the window, and then slumped back down against his pillow.
"I'll be right back." Phineas crawled out of bed and left the room.
Perry felt drowsy as the rain pattered against the window. He slowly started to fall asleep.
Another crash sounded from outside. Perry yawned and went over to Phineas's pillow. He patted down a spot and curled up.
He glanced over at Ferb. Ferb was staring nervously at the wall in front of his bed.
"It's not going to fall over." Perry said sleepily.
"Hm?" Ferb asked.
"The wall isn't going to come down from the rain. If that's what you were worried about."
Ferb shook his head. "You said you would tell me more stories from when you were younger. You never got around to it."
"I'll tell you some in the morning. I'll be less tired then."
Ferb sat and l
Caring- Part Four"You look tired."Caring- Part Four3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"I was flipping through a whole pile of papers last night." Perry yawned.
"We found this on our window last night. It really creeped us out." Phineas handed Perry a note.
It said "I KNOW WHERE YOU SLEEP" on it.
"It's probably just from Irving." Perry said drowsily. "I wouldn't worry about it."
"Irving doesn't send us notes. Besides, he's known where we sleep ever since we were eight."
"Three!" A muffled Irving voice called.
"Don't worry. Probably just some prank." Perry crumpled the note up and tossed it back to Phineas.
"Is everything okay?" Ferb asked.
Perry shrugged. "Just family issues."
"Are they coming to mob you with help again?"
They were silent for a moment.
"I'm sorry." Phineas said.
"About whatever's going on."
"Eh. I'll be fine. I just have to stop my kid from crashing cars and exploding ovens. I wish he was more creative and less destructive."
"There are some who long to create, and others who long to destroy." Ferb said.
Request: Ziall Tickle Fight“There’s no way you’re faster than me,” Zayn panted, wiping the sweat off his brow. Niall thirstily finished his water bottle and furrowed his brow, throwing his towel over his shoulder, following the older lad into the locker room.Request: Ziall Tickle Fight2 years ago in Humor More Like This
“What do you mean I can’t be faster? Liam’s been training me, so I’m faster than you now,” he protested. Zayn rolled his eyes and reapplied his deodorant, his ego taking over.
“Doesn’t matter if a cheetah trained you! I’m still faster, and I always will be!”
“Well you’re not faster than Liam, so now, you’re not faster than me,” Niall countered, stripping off his workout clothes, and slipping on a tee and cargo shorts, as Zayn did the same. They left the gym, duffel bags over their shoulders, with hats on their heads, and glasses to hide their identities, still arguing over the superficial subject. Niall finally had enough. “Fine! You’re so certa
Empty AirReaching out in darknessEmpty Air2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Hoping to find the light
In this sea of loneliness
And helpless plight
Hoping for an angel
To dry away my tears
Hoping for a hug
To wash away my fears
Holding onto to empty air.
...it really does hurt, when you're not here.
Bonds- Part Five"Come here, Perry." Phineas said, looking into a clear bowl. "We have a new goldfish."Bonds- Part Five3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Perry padded over to Phineas and looked in the bowl. He was glad to be in his own body again. Phineas's nose had poked him one too many times.
"Her name is Bubbles." Ferb said.
"No, it's Blubbles." Phineas said. "Because she makes 'blub' noises."
"You call her what you want." Ferb said. "I'm calling her Bubbles."
"Hey, Blubbles." Phineas said. "I wish you could have met our fish Goldie. But she ran away with dolphins to go live in the ocean."
"How many goldfish did you HAVE?" Perry asked.
"Well, when I was two, Candace had a goldfish named Ted. And after Ted died, my father flushed him down the toilet. I wanted to give him a real funeral, so I also flushed a bouquet of flowers down the toilet so they would get to Ted. But the toilet overflowed instead. And after Ted we got Bucky the dog. Then we got another goldfish named Tony and he died in two days. And then Bucky got sick and went to live on Old M
The Particular Sadness of Pomegranate Seeds IVBegrudgingly he closed Persephone’s door. He did not wish to part with her, but he knew it was too soon. He longed for the days when they would whisper sweet nothings to each other as their bodies entwined, their limbs inseparable and indistinguishable from each other. One day they would participate in such endeavors.The Particular Sadness of Pomegranate Seeds IV2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Hades, who is that girl?” Hecate approached him as he locked Persephone’s door, taking one last moment to linger in future memories yet to be made.
“Persephone, I brought her here to marry me.” She was just as he imagined: full of life and love. She was always dancing, joyously, with her multitude of flowers and trees bowing to her. The sunlight, all at once, radiated from her skin as she absorbed it. He could not picture a woman more suited to his tastes and desires than she. She would be his goddess. She would bring life to the Underworld. She would all at once rule over death and life—with him at her side. He would know
Forever AgoForever agoForever Ago3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My tiny hand reached out to the future
Yearning for what's beyond the gates
Of my fragile mind
A year ago
My hand reached out to touch another
Yearning for what was never to be mine
Of my loving heart
I reach back to the past
And touch my tiny hand
Enclosing my big hand around her little one
And whishing for a better future for her
Than what it already has become.
The WhispersWhispers in the darkThe Whispers3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Caress my ear softly
And tell me lies
That will never be true...
Sometimes, the whispers speak truth
Telling in hushed voices the things
Of the past
That I want to forget
Other times the whispers
Cause a chaos in my thoughts
Making me wishing that
The last day of school
But every once in a while the whispers
Tell me quietly a nugget of truth
And that small point will often
Break me down
Landing me back to square one
With the whispers in the dark
Telling me lies...
Book 4 Air chapter 2Book 4 AirBook 4 Air chapter 23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 2 The High Council
Aang awoke with a still sleeping Momo, snoozing away on his bald head like a turban. The young air bender gave a sleepy smile and set his small friend on the bed. He finished waking himself up with some of his daily stretches, practicing small air bending forms to loosen up. He walked around the house until he came to the balcony to watch the sun come up alone and meditate, as he did many mornings. But this morning he was not alone. Sokka was already up sitting at the edge of the balcony in a meditation pose, fully dressed for the day and weapons equipped. He was wearing some contraption on his leg to take the place of his crutch, it looked like a giant boot. Aang could not believe his eyes as he rubbed them to make sure he wasn't dreaming. He looked at Sokka, then his room then Sokka, then his room again.
"You're up, before me?"
Sokka opened one eye to see him, "yeah I got to sleep early last night and I have had a lot on my mind. I tho