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The wicked cackle from Katsumi made me reconsider for a moment. A door slid open, and Katsumi quickly covered her mouth. Her tension released when she realized it was just Miki with a container full of colorful items, a towel over her shoulder, and a toothbrush in her mouth.
Her gaze lingered on Katsumi before she walked into the bath area and closed the door behind her. Katsumi let her tension go and looked over at us. “Anyway. I’m glad you all agreed. Now my plan can go forward. As soon as your feminine materials are ready to wear. ‘Till then, I have a few things to prepare. Don’t go anywhere, or I will physically hunt you down and super glue you to every girlish thing I have for all eternity.”
This was becoming like revolving doors. No sooner did Katsumi exit, her weighty footfalls sounding on each step (how, I wondered, could she ever expect to sneak up on anyone when sh
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It was a huge hypothetical to consider. What if we made it back home and wed been missing for all those months? At the very least, our rent wouldve gone unpaid. Surely our families would have given us up for dead. I could just imagine it now. Trio of young men last seen going for a walk.
Katsumi leaned over to whisper in Sumis ear. Sumi stood like a marble statue, then curled at Katsumi like a tiger, struck, You wouldnt dare!
Ill do whatever I must. Its your choice as to which. She looked rather solemn. Did having us here really bother her that much? I had to put the question to her.
Jamie edged back as Katsumi targeted me with her eyes in response. Her sour look could kill a flower.
Katsumi folded her arms and said, Imagine youre trapped in an old building. All the openings are barred. Theres no way out of this place. Then you hear echoing gigg
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I just couldn’t articulate that name. I knew it with every fiber of my being, but I failed to find the words for it. It was something beyond the words I knew.
Still, I glared into the menacing dark and told it, “I know you.”
It laughed with deep, rumbling laughter.
“You think you are strong? You are weak. You think anything you do matters? None of it matters. It is pointless to try. What do you think you can achieve? Nothing. You are nothing. Give up. She is mine, and so are you.”
I clenched my fists until they burned. “Leave her alone. NOW!”
It slipped along behind Ami. “You are yelling in the dark. You have no power. You have no skill. You just watch and spin in circles. You are nothing. Let it all fade away. You will be happier.”
It was hard to breathe. Its presence felt like a cloak of dust sinking into me. I felt tired. I felt my head throb. It slipped clo
Mecchen House - Chapter 20-1Chapter 20 – Hitomi & AkikoMecchen House - Chapter 20-16 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
I could smell her.
Her presence surrounded me.
This… ‘Hitomi’, whose name I couldn’t even bring myself to think about with much confidence, saturated me with closeness. Nana’s smell was still there; Warm metal with an accent of clay. But it was surrounded by the traces of countless other aromas that flowed from her.
She took a step back but kept her hands on me.
‘Akiko’ peered around my side with both eyes out.
‘Hitomi’ dashed back and her hands pulled away.
“What is that doing here?” ‘Hitomi’ brought an arm in front, as though she were readying a weapon.
‘Akiko’ flinched. She crouched and clutched my thigh to the point of numbness.
I answered, “What are you doing here?”
‘Hitomi’s voice trembled. “Please answer my question first, sister. Then I’ll answer yours.”
I looked behin
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To say that Katsumi was a bit upset by the final vote of five to four to let us stay is about the biggest understatement I can imagine. She flew around like a caged feline and hissed to the girls.
“I CANNOT believe this! This should’ve been UNANIMOUS! Fine, you want it that way. But I’ll have no part in moving them in and no part in any of them, period. I’ll only plot the demise of their manhood in one fell swoop. Don’t think I’m just bluffing. If you, all three of you, are staying, then all three of you will be wearing skirts before you know it. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!” Her finger darted between us, and she trampled across the floor with her purse over a shoulder, put her phone to her ear, and continued up the steps.
Ami let out a long, slow breath.
“She’s actually a rather nice person. But we are always in conflict about stuff like this. She was really rou
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I was tapping away at the keyboard when I heard Nathan approach behind me. I didn’t say anything at first. I just adjusted my glasses and continued typing. He took a deep breath.
“Dude, you really need some time out. How long have you been staring at that screen?” Nathan rested a beefy arm against a bookshelf. A manga book tumbled off. He coughed a little and crouched down to get it. “Sorry about that. I’ll umm… I’ll put it…” He aimed the book all over the shelf. Not a single inch was open. He glanced over at the other bookshelves. It was the same.
I smirked. “Just leave it on the bed for now.” Nathan liked hanging out in my room while I worked. I could never really figure out why, but we were old friends, so it was no problem.
He claimed he liked the “art of girls” on my walls and the “female figurines” which covered the available space. I
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Though her answer tripped me up a little, it actually made the most sense. And it also told me she had knowledge of not only Brookville but of what I did in my own room.
I challenged her with this supposition and said, “I assume this means those three figures were…?”
“The images of my sisters.”
A straight answer.
I pressed my hands together. “Alright. Why…? Why would I put those figures of… sisterly forms… in my room?”
It wasn’t fully clear to me where I was leading this. I wondered about Jamie’s hypothesis that this girl just had the wrong trio. Perhaps there was some way to poke holes in her own assumptions and ultimately set things right.
“They were reminders. Shaky fragments of memory. I learned from them in making my own.” Hitomi’s gaze lingered low with distance to her words. It seemed almost like she was in a trance.
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Part of me still doubted the idea as soon as I’d said that. Katsumi had all but assumed that was the case. We sat down on the couch and looked at the recipe a few more times. I picked up a cup of tea and sipped it lightly. We couldn’t find anything else useful.
Ms. Ishida clutched her hands together. “Who do you think could be responsible?”
I wet my lips with the tea. I gave a small, cute cough. I didn’t actually feel like I was talking through helium. That implied something was changing my voice. This was my voice. It still didn’t quite feel like mine though. I wondered if I’d get used to it. Jamie didn’t seem too upset about it after belting out a song.
However, our voices had been changing subtly all the time we’d been here. I had to wonder though why none of us had the urge to leave earlier. To any normal group of guys it would’ve been a no-brainer, you leave and fi
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I noticed another wave of wind this time, but I immediately knew the source. Nathan darted with all speed to Ami’s side. Even I couldn’t match that.
I did follow closely behind him. Nathan lifted her into his arms. He held her with the care a mother holds her child. He had a little trouble holding her, but Miki helped.
Ms. Ishida came from the stairs, gingerly lugging a futon across the floor. It was meant to be Nathan’s, if he stayed on the first floor. Nathan used it to make sure Ami was comfortable. She was still unconscious. Katsumi went to go get a moist pad to put on Ami’s head. Ms. Ishida brought some smelling salts and water.
My head was a storm of bewildering, unreconciled conflicts and questions. Ami’s state of being took precedence over all the rest, but in the back of my mind I wondered if Katsumi was serious about what she’d said about Nina. I figured Katsumi knew more abo
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Perhaps I ran a little too fast. I could feel my pants slipping, despite the best efforts of the safety pin. I tried to stop even faster. I saw Miki with her arms behind her head. Then everything started tilting to the right. I slid across the floor, and my pants stayed behind. Hitting the floor hurt a lot more without a Katsumi to break my fall.
My glasses were fuzzy and tipped to one side in front of me. I slipped them back on and tried to regain my composure. I saw two of the girls standing over me. Nathan was there too. Miki asked if I was okay. Nothing seemed to be hurting. Miki and Nathan each offered a hand, and I was able to get to my feet. I was down to my underwear but glad Katsumi wasnt around to sneer about my pants falling off again.
I dusted myself off and looked at the pants on the floor. Nana picked them up and held them. She looked down. I covered my front with my hands. I turned to Ms. Ishida. She had h
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It was enough to make me want to come up with a persona of my own.
I watched the empty chairs and joined the others in saying “I receive this meal” before picking at a breaded ball.
It was as salty as I’d been warned.
I kept my glass of water near as I picked through the variety of seafood items Sumi made.
The crab and scallops were nice. I complimented Sumi on them.
Bad idea. It drew her attention to me.
She leaned on one arm, smiled, and crushed a crab leg with her hand.
“Thank you,“ she said, picking the meat out. “I’m glad you enjoy it.”
I gave my thanks to Reiko as well.
She slipped some hair behind her ear and looked at me. “I did very little.”
“I still give my thanks.”
She yanked the hair from behind her ear. “You devaluate it by giving it for nothing.”
Reiko hunched over her meal, signaling she was finished with talking.
Sumi was st
Mecchen House - Chapter 21-1Chapter 21 – ShardsMecchen House - Chapter 21-16 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
The chill became a sickly-warm feeling. “Took care of how?”
Hitomi staggered and braced herself against the wall. “With some difficulty.”
Countless possibilities burned through my thoughts. I leaned towards Hitomi.
“Did you kill anyone?”
She widened her darkened eyes at me in horror. “How could you think such a thing?! Of course not!”
At least she didn’t kill anyone. But there were far worse things than death.
I thought of Ami.
“Then what did you do?”
She stretched her fingers. “Something that was a lot harder than I expected.”
I was tiring of this. “Tell me… exactly what you did.”
She looked me in the eye, sighed, and said, “I dealt with three conflicting elements. A librarian, a barber, and a so-called ‘demon’.”
I dashed near and pressed my arms around her on the hallway wall. “They have names! Shioriko. Carolyn. And Ni
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The Fanatic Heaven shop appeared to our right. We stopped to debate what would happen if we used the forested path again, when Nana walked past it and said the next street led directly to Mecchen House from behind. None of us objected to that route.
The commercial area gave way to small, two-story houses with traditional roofs and little yards. We followed the sidewalk around a corner and then took another crosswalk around a rose-covered patch. Nana turned onto a path with short steps that climbed fast over a grassy slope. It looked much older and worn than the front path. She paused on a particular step. I glanced over her shoulder. On the step above her, planted sideways in the cement like a gray line-tracing, was a child’s footprint.
I asked her, “What’s wrong?”
She said in a half-whisper, “Two voices speak with one heart.”
I voiced my confusion. She said only,
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My eyes had always been vaguely gray-colored. But now they looked more like Jamie’s eyes used to. The contrast of red and blue was striking. I kept touching my hair ‘till I felt Nathan’s hand on my shoulder. The feeling of a breath at my neck was gone, but it was covered by a full set of locks now.
Nathan marveled at my hair and asked a quick, “Are you okay?”
I brushed at it, trying to keep the front locks away from my lenses. They defied all attempts at being brushed. At least what hung down was transparent enough that it didn’t block my vision. I rubbed my eyes. They felt the same as always.
I responded to Nathan, “Like I could really go for a haircut.”
Jamie, who I’d thought was asleep, said, “Me even worse. I’d even try a buzz-cut if it held all this at bay.” His hands raked at his locks with thinly-veiled malice. He sighed and said, “
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Jamie checked himself when she was gone and let out a long sigh of relief. He turned to me. “So we take care of things with Ami’s room. And then we… what?”
I really didn’t have an answer for that but I had a few ideas. “We could try Carolyn. We could return to the library. Find Nina. Et cetera. There are tons of leads.”
“But very little time ‘till things run out for us.”
Never mind that Jamie was content to sit on his rear and let time run out a little while ago.
Ms. Ishida’s eyes dwindled. “You’re going to leave again? All three of you? How long will you be gone?” She looked concerned.
“We need to investigate beyond Mecchen, at the very least,” I told her.
She ground her hands together. “Of course. I understand that, but having you three around really means a lot to me, especially in the afternoon when e
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Downstairs, Hitomi had just woken up. Questions came at her from everyone in continual bursts. Reiko fired the hardest. She reached over to shake Hitomi but I stepped between them.
Reiko glared at me with her teeth bared. Hitomi covered her head protectively from Reiko’s advance. When she realized I’d stepped in her way, Hitomi’s lavender eyes looked up at me brightly.
“Sis!” She reached a hand out to touch me.
I took a step back and out of reach. Hitomi’s mouth slipped open and she reacted as though slapped.
I cleared my throat and said, “You have a lot to answer for.”
Hitomi clenched her necklace and nodded slowly. “I know. I tried my best to fix what I could…”
She looked to me and said, quietly. “I couldn’t bring Ami back but I helped her brother…as much as I could. I wish I could do more.”
Reiko hyperventilated through her teet
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A strange stillness followed. I slowed my breathing and set my legs. I watched the darkness for any changes. It felt like it was slowly turning.
“It is too late for her and too late for you.”
“I’m not going to talk to you. I’m only going to stop you and get Ami back.”
It felt a bit of flame curl through arm. I held my arm out.
The darkness receded.
“You have no chance. No hope.”
I said nothing in return. I just turned slowly in the darkness, watching for any changes.
“She suffered as a human. I have released her. I will release you too.”
I turned at the source of the voice. Ami stood before me, hands at her side and dressed in white.
She bowed her head. I knew it wasn’t really her.
“Don’t fight. There is peace to be found here. Stay with me, and I’ll make you happy.”
I flailed at the image of Ami and it vanished like a mirage.
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Carolyn was first to her side. He supported her neck and lifted her gently. I had only a moment to be reminded of Nathans treatment of Ami before Kimi roused and squirmed away from us across the floor.
She panted and tapped the wall behind her, as though looking for a hidden switch. Carolyn was crouched on one knee, a small, pale towel in his hand. He looked at me and asked, How did someone manage to name her Kimi?
I wouldve liked to give him a sheepish smile but instead I barely noticed his question. I crawled closer to Kimi and asked, Are you okay? What happened?
Kimi looked at me and around the room. I could tell the look. I wore the same one not too long ago. I reached a hand out. Kimi tried to climb the wall.
I tried speaking. Jamie! Its me. Its okay.
She looked at me, then at Carolyn. She seemed so small, even though she was actually taller than me.
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Jamie bought me an all-day train pass then sat at the other end of the bench from me. She fussed with her hair a bit so she wasn’t sitting on it, then crossed her legs, folded her arms over her chest, and stared straight ahead.
I tucked my train pass away and stood to walk around before the next train arrived. The platform was busy. It felt like noon. I glanced through the vending machines at one end for an interesting snack, but everything seemed too expensive.
I looked back. Jamie was standing and rubbing her elbows. Other people were sitting on the bench now. I walked back over to her side and asked, “You okay?”
She muttered, “You abandoned me…” Jamie’s leg shook a little as though it were on unstable ground. The wind burst through like a sudden interjection.
Glanced around a moment but I assured her, “I just figured you wanted to be alone, what with everything.
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And I certainly didn’t feel alone when I returned to the barely-contained ruckus inside Mecchen. Two voices vaulted over one another, climbing higher and higher.
We slipped our shoes off by the front door and peered around the corner at the cause of all the commotion. A lightning-bolt of yellow nearly toppled Jamie.
It was Tara.
She clung to Jamie’s chest and said, “Are you okay, Jamie-kun? I was worried about you. I missed you. I didn’t want someone to take you like they took Mildred!”
She had mentioned that name once before and said it was from a ‘TV show’.
I asked her, “What happened to Mildred? Why did ‘they’ take her?”
She kept clinging to Jamie but turned to face me. “She was sick and she had to sleep for a very long time. But she was special, so they put her in a treasure box.”
That sounded rather morbid. Again, I had to remind myself that
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Khaji Da could remember the night he was found by his Jaime. His late carrier Ted Kord had just died in an explosion and he landed outside of his building. Scarabs first thought was to find a new suitable body to take control of.
A young boy came stating down the street and stumbled upon him. At first Khaji Da didn't even think about attaching himself to Jaime, and just wait to find someone better. But once he was picked up by Jaime he felt a spark go through him.
Without even fully realizing what he was doing, the scarab crawled on to Jaime's back and attached himself to his spine. He immediately spread his armor around the boy, and oddly felt...pleasure. Khaji Da had never felt that sensation before, but he knew that this boy was who he was meant to bond with.
Jaime was not happy about it at first, which Khaji Da could understand, it was a lot for a teenager to take in. Since the scarab was worried that Jaime might go to someone to get rid
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This is my second Fan-fiction based on Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters. Like the fan-fiction before this story may contain spelling errors or mistakes. I written this on my own and it took me a few days to develop it, so just sit back and enjoy.
[WARNING, This story takes place after the Predacons rising film so this story does contains spoilers from the film and the events the happened during season 3, read at your own risk]
About one year after Optimus Prime’s sacrifice and the restoration of Cybertron. The Autobots have been slowly rebuilding their home world and welcoming the return of their people. The Well of All-Sparks has given birth to new life on Cybertron as new Cybertronians where created. Not just new lives where being created but also old Autobots from all over the unive
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Keyblade master Aqua had a difficult time in trying to find her friend's Ventus and Terra
as they were usually always one step ahead of her when she went to search for them in the
various worlds they had traveled to. Her order's were to bring Ventus back home and to keep
a eye on Terra, who was slowly gaining dark powers, but she believed he would not give in
completely to darkness. Currently she was in the world Radiant Garden, and Terra and Ventus
were nowhere to be seen. "Where have those two gotten to? I can't find them anywhere. I was
suppose to bring Ven back home. The master's not going to be happy about this. Where are
you Ven?" Aqua mumbled to herself checking around the town. She soon saw something on
the ground sparkling and sticking up from the ground. Aqua walked over towards it but her
mind was still on finding Terra and Ven. The thing sticking out from the ground was a
Keyblade, one she had never seen before. It was a sparkling
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Standing before a regal, yet functional in size, Cloudsdale home were two blue Pegasi. One, the smaller of the two, was standing with a smile as she observed the delightful architecture of the house, its pillars reminding her of those found in her own residence.
The other, however, bit his lip and quivered as he looked at the front door of it. His pale blue coat reflected the fear he had inside him well, matching the color one would associate to someone who had just encountered a ghost. His dress shirt adorned with medals of valor did little to ease his fears as the mare beside him replied.
"Because I haven't seen my family in like, foreverl Come on Soarin, I didn't think you were such a scaredy-pony."
The stallion swallowed his breath and looked to the cloud beneath him, unable to look the mare in the eye, "But why do I even need to be here? Couldn't you...well, visit them by yourself, Dashie?"
Rainbow Dash's response was fakely sweet