Children of Loss Chapter 1Children of Loss Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Three months. That was how long Nico had been out on the streets after his family kicked him out. His father hadn't about to tolerate a "queer" living under his roof. The man had never been loving, anyways. The bruises that had faded were proof of that. His stomach growled for what seemed like the hundredth time in the past hour. Nico hadn't eaten anything in almost a week. His body was shaking from his lack of sleep, just wanting to collapse wherever he might lie. Most nights he sat in dark alleyways, crying and flinching anytime a noise was heard nearby.
He would have rather been miserable lying to his family than being out here alone. Other homeless people were not friendly. He couldn't go to them, asking for food or shelter. He stayed away from them at all costs, to prevent being rolled for the clothes on his back.
The streets of L.A. were now his home. How was he supposed to survive in such a place? Gangs, rapists, drug dealers, the possibilities of getting killed were e
Nico di Angelo 1Nico di Angelo 1: I killed The MinotaurNico di Angelo 15 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
If you thought the Minotaur was dispelled (after Percy killed it, of course) for a hundred years or so, think again.
Nico didn't want to be in trouble today, but here he was. In the Principal's office, twiddling nervously with his thumbs. After the principal wrote something on a sheet of paper ,Nico didn't seem to understand (because the new principal's handwriting was awful) and just looked at Mr. Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins face was pasted with an unpleasant smile Nico had never seen before.
"Mr. Di Angelo." He said.
"Yes...sir?" Nico asked anxiously.
"I'm afraid that you are expelled from this school." The principal said bluntly. Nico wasn't surprised.
"But don't worry Mr. Di Angelo." He continued. "You may have summer classes here for free. If you do well, then I MIGHT accept you for the school's university next year." Nico took some time to process what the 61 year-old principal was saying.
He thought about Camp Half-Blood first. H
The Story of Kristy Killings - chpt 11The Story of Kristy Killings - chpt 113 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He let Kristy's lifeless body pull him to the floor. The knife stuck out of his chest but he tried not to look. The pain was so powerful that it almost felt numb. His eyesight went blurry. From somewhere nearby he could hear police officers shouting and giving orders. Someone laid their hands on him, they felt for his pulse. Their fingers pressed against Kristy's poisonous bite. His breath was stalling. It grew less and less. It was just as Kristy described. The loss of his breath made him feel lightheaded. Anything he could see was in slow motion.
He rested his head on the floor, and gazed directly into her eyes. They twinkled in one last sign of recognition, and then they emptied altogether. He glanced to the disco lights. He'd never realised how pretty the colours were when they danced like that.
His blood was pooling on the floor. His blood. No one else's. Life was escaping him.
He was waiting for the bright light that Kristy had told him about. He waited, alone, w
Fifty Shades of Andley - Chapter 8Fifty Shades of Andley - Chapter 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ashley kicked the door to my room open, still carrying me, and dropped me onto my small single bed. Fortunately the lights were off so I couldn't see his face but I could feel him, feel the heat radiating from his palms through the skimpy fabric of the robe I still, frustratingly, had on. Those hands wandered down my sides until they reached my knees, pushing them up then spreading my legs wide.
The bed dipped as he crawled onto it, bracing himself over me, then taking my lips in a kiss. I shifted around underneath him, trying to at least loosen the knot that held my hands prisoner but to no avail. I moaned a little as he bit at my lip ring, asking for entry which I gladly gave him, our tongues colliding together until I was gasping for breath. Ash chuckled and moved off me a little, suddenly the whole room was illuminated with light, he had turned the light switch on.
He grinned at my shocked expression then sat up on his knees, tugging me up by my arms and delicately gui
Children of Loss Chapter 2Children of Loss Chapter 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was around ten when the elevator dinged again. Nico looked up as he placed the last chair on the floor. A girl and two guys exited the elevator. The boys looked completely identical, the only difference being one being a mere inch taller. They had curly brown hair that hung down into their brown eyes. They wore identical mischievous smiles. If they had been on the streets, Nico would have guessed that they were pickpockets. The girl had shoulder length brown hair. She was dark skinned, possibly of Native American descent. She was a head shorter than the two boys next to her. Her eyes were a deep hazel like color, Nico wasn't sure if her eyes were brown or green. They were very pretty, though.
The twins said something and made the girl laugh as they set their things down at the bar. The shorter twin nudged his brother, having noticed Nico. The taller one looked down and the shorter one jutted his chin out in Nico's direction. Now all eyes were on Nico, making him fidget und
two-fifty an hour.let me save you the trouble:two-fifty an hour.2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
because what i'm trying to say is
i'm not a good person.
i don’t tell valerie about how i planned to rekindle
my friendship with charlie’s best friend last year
just so i could get to him and hurt him.
(i don’t tell her how, in the end, i ended up liking
his friend instead, and charlie dated another
fifteen year old
because shit happens and what was i doing,
expecting things to go my way?)
there are certain things she doesn’t need to know,
certain things i can’t say because
putting it into words what it was like waking up,
that sort of shame that came with it –
it was like – it was like looking into a window
and swearing there’s a monster behind it
before, slowly, i realized
it was a mirror.
what therapy promises me: love yourself, forgive but
never forget, tell us your past
then let it go.
what i learn in therapy: nobody has all the answers.
we certainly don’t.
The Story of Kristy Killings - chpt 1The Story of Kristy Killings - chpt 13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Symphonies for the Damned
Kristy Killings and Jeremy Thirteen had always been close, ever since Kristy had wandered over to him in Kindergarden one day while he was digging in the sandpit. She smacked him over the head with a plastic sword, and demanded he play 'Dead'. Most kids, had they been treated like this, would probably have cried. Some might even have tried to hit her back, although not the boys for fear that she actually might win. So imagine the surprise of the minders when he simply rolled over, into the hole that he'd been digging, and let her 'stab' his side. When finally she was satisfied that he was dead enough, she pulled him back up again, and he followed her around the playroom like a little shadow.
From that moment it was as though their fate had been set. Their parents said it was most definitely love.
This tight bond grew as they grew. In middle school Kristy had girl friends, but unlike most girls her age she didn't associate Jeremy as being any different. He was,
Zip Me - femslashZip MeZip Me - femslash3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A Reyna/Annabeth fic
Annabeth had no idea what holiday they were celebrating. Though she had read up on holidays and festivals of the Romans while she'd been studying to prepare herself for her stay with the Romans after the camps had united, the citizens of New Rome and members of Camp Jupiter had been adding new traditions to their holidays for decades, so much that almost none of the holidays were like anything that the daughter of Athena had read about. All she knew was that Reyna had just handed her a beautiful dress and told her to put it on.
"What, are we going to the prom?" Annabeth asked, looking lost.
"That's not until May," Reyna told her. "Go put it on. I'll help you with the zipper." She gestured to the bedroom of her praetor's house. "What did you expect to wear to the dance?"
"Nothing like this." Annabeth shrugged and disappeared into the bedroom, closing the door behind her.
Reyna had her own preparations to make before the dance. Tonight was the fe
Fifty Shades of Andley - Chapter 7Fifty Shades of Andley - Chapter 73 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Ash tied my wrists together in an unbreakable knot using the tie from my robe. He tugged on the back of it experimentally, as if he was testing the strength of the knot. I wriggled my wrists around in vain, realising the knot was far too advanced for me to be even bothered about, Ash must be a master in all things knot-wise. He grinned in satisfaction and led me over to the sofa, pushing me down onto it. He sat opposite me, perched casually on the side of the coffee table.
He crossed one leg over the other and leaned towards me. "I take it you read my proposition then?"
I shuffled into a more comfortable position, plus one that didn't allow Ash to sneakily see up my robe. "Yes I did and I have no intention of pursuing it,"
Ash grinned slyly and tossed his mane of hair behind his shoulders. "And why not exactly?"
"B-Because it's degrading and...we barely know each other...your my employer for Christ sake!"
"We can get to know each other, my way,"
"Yes, but you
The Gruesome Gory Horror Show chpt1The Gruesome Gory Horror Show chpt13 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
So she’d lost her way. If she had had one at all to begin with.
The woods around her were unfamiliar, a long way from home. She crept through, snapping twigs under her feet. Thorns ran long and painful lines down her skin which was a decaying shade of blue.
What day it is?
She had no clue of how long she’d been away from the living. It was somewhere near months now. She frowned, rubbing her arms to calm the goose pimples; she never realised the dead could feel a chill.
She looked down at her hands. They matched the giant stains of red on her ruined prom dress. Her underskirts dragged along behind her. The skirt was coming away from the bodice. What once was fuchsia pink was now the colour of death.
She lifted both her hands to her face, and stared obsessively at them. She could still feel the hug of a trigger around her thumb; the clutch of the gun she’d snatched from the boot of the car; the chafe of her heels as she’d st
Choke Chapter 1Choke Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Percy sighed as Annabeth continued her rant about how they should go out and hit a club tonight. They were all underage, but she'd be providing them with fake ids. Grover was the closest, at twenty, but he could pass for being twenty one, or maybe older. Annabeth was the youngest of the group, still eighteen. Percy had just turned nineteen a few weeks ago.
He wasn't really enthusiastic about this whole idea. A club wasn't really his ideal hangout place. He'd much rather have a house party and invite some friends of theirs. However, for some reason, Annabeth seemed hellbent on dragging Percy to this bar. Percy frowned, knowing his parents might kill him if they found out he was going to use a fake ID at a bar and attempted to buy alcohol.
They had always been strict parents. They always made sure to push him to his limits. They hadn't always been like this, but a few years back, they had just seemingly changed around him. They made him take up martial arts lessons, and do weir
Children of Loss Chapter 4Children of Loss Chapter 44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Nico slid into the passenger seat when Apollo pulled up to the curb. The blonde had changed clothes, and he now wore a sleeveless white shirt and some green track shorts that showed off his long legs. "Have a good day?" Apollo asked as they pulled back on to the street. Nico just shrugged, looking out the window. His day had been rough, to say the least. He was the new kid. He hadn't made any friends. In fact he had done the opposite. Apparently, one of the kids had deemed him bullyable material. He had gotten shoved into the lockers twice. He also didn't like having to come in and have to catch up on so much work. Why couldn't Percy just let him stay out of school?
Apollo seemed to notice his sour mood and patted his leg. "How do we find out who we're on shift with?" Nico mumbled, still looking out the window.
Apollo frowned at him. "Leo should have set you up with a hotel email. You should have gotten an email letting you know. Check your phone." Nico slipped his phone out
Cure for a Nightmare - SlashCure for a NightmareCure for a Nightmare - Slash3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A Luke/Percy one-shot
There was something to be said about having someone sleeping next to you. They could be a source of warmth in the middle of the night when the blankets had been kicked to the foot of the bed because you kind of had that habit. In the middle of the night, maybe it helped to just listen to the sound of their breath as they slept, a little reminder that you weren't alone in the dark. Maybe, in Luke's case, they were there to calm you down after a nightmare that gripped you tight and refused to let go.
Percy was always there when Luke shot upright, a cold, cruel voice echoing in his mind and gold eyes shining in the blackness around him. While Luke's chest heaved, lungs burning and heart racing, Percy's arms were wrapped around him, holding him close, soft whispers reminding the older demigod that it was over. Kronos was defeated long ago, the Titan dispersed into so many pieces that it would take an eternity for him to return; there
The Boundaries of DeathNico was alone. Alone in his cabin. Alone at his table. Even in his classes and activities he was normally alone. Most everyone was terrified of him, but he didn't mind. It was easier that way, less questions asked. No one cared if he left, and no one was ever surprised if he was gone for weeks at a time. He doubted they even cared.The Boundaries of Death4 years ago in Drama More Like This
Nico was still roaming the camp late one night. It was passed curfew, but even the harpies left him alone. They had seen what he could do, and they didn't want that. He was looking at the stars, wondering if the gods were watching him, when he saw him. A tall, pale man with dark eyes and straight black hair was leaning against one of the columns of the Hades cabin- his cabin. But the man had as much claim to the cabin as Nico did, maybe more. It was Hades, wearing an expensive looking grey suit and his usual grim expression.
"Father." Nico said, bowing. He eyed the god, taking in the skull ring on his finger that was so much like his own. He wondered if thi
The Story of Kristy killings - chpt 2The Story of Kristy killings - chpt 23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
At 6pm Kristy stood at the edge of her garden. It wasn't quite spring yet; it was still getting dark early. The sky was a deep blue and the stars only just beginning to twinkle. There was no street light immediately in front of her house so she was waiting in darkness. It was Valentine's and she was ready. She'd dyed her hair freshly black and a rhinestone tiara glittered between the locks as she turned her head. She wore a white, 1950s inspired dress that reached her knees. It was printed with a design of big red apples. She wore a scarlet petticoat underneath. With cherry painted heels she was completed. Now all she needed was her Date.
She hadn't told anyone how much she was looking forward to this night. She'd harboured the feeling for months but not spoken a word. Her parents didn't exactly understand, because their school had never had one. Jeremy would have likely laughed at her secret desire to be Prom Queen. What girl wouldn't want to be? It was like a sign, s
The Seventh Apple - Part 4The Seventh Apple - Part 42 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Seventh Apple - Part 4
He steers quietly. I’m a dead body lying in the back of a hearse, waiting for the cruel undertaker to put me six feet under. “Do you know much about lions, Snow?” he suddenly asks. He glances to my reflection in the mirror and I shake my head, “They are very territorial. When two males fight over their land they fight to the death. If the reigning lion wins then all carries on as normal. Do you know what happens if he loses and the winner takes over?” I shake my trembling head again. “The winner kills all the other’s remaining cubs. He removes any trace of the lion that was before, and he rules the pride from then on.” He gazes at me steadily but I say nothing, “So you see, what I’m saying is that it’s nothing personal, what’s happened to you.”
What’s happened to me? I dig my fingernails into the palms of my hands and grit my teeth, “It’s nothing but persona
Fifty Shades of Andley - Chapter 1Fifty Shades of Andley - Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Now you have my mobile number don't you?"
I smiled as my room mate and best friend, Christian Coma asked me the same question that he had done about less then five minutes ago. Christian was an insanely huge panickier, especially about the safety and welfare of yours truly, but that's what made me love him immensely so.
"Yes Chuppy, For the thousandth time," I chucked and punched him playfully on the arm.
He grinned at me, his hundred megawatt smile. "I know, I just get so-"
"Panicked? Terrified? Scared?" I teased, arching one plucked eyebrow at him.
He laughed, a great booming sound which echoed off the metal walls of the elevator. "Precisely,"
The elevator came to a smooth stop and the doors slid open to reveal a new Manhattan morning. We stepped out in sync and Christian automatically gripped my upper arm in his hand, I rolled my eyes fondly at his over protective gesture and let him lead me to the double doors which was the entrance to the block of f
The Story of Kristy Killings - chpt 10The Story of Kristy Killings - chpt 103 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
We All Know The Wedding Is Over
Jeremy shoved through the cemetery gates, and sprinted to the school steps. "Wait!" Kayla shouted, trailing along behind in her ragged prom dress. "Jeremy!"
"What?" He stopped in his tracks.
"All the bodies!" Kayla pointed. "They're gone!"
Jeremy frowned. Kayla was right. The road was clear. There wasn't even as much as a single bloodstain on the tarmac. Jeremy looked up. The alien red sky was staring to break up, revealing the fading night stars behind it. Beyond the trees of the forest, the light blue of dawn was starting to creep from the ground. Soon it would collide with the redness and destroy it. In some distant houses, the lights were coming back on. Far away there was a faint moan of a police siren. "Kristy's spell is breaking " He whispered. Kayla scratched her head. Jeremy seized her hand. "We don't have much time! Come on!"
They pushed through the school doors, ducking under the fallen prom night banner.
Kayla's heels clatte
Jindy - The Kerrang Awards Part 1Jinxx's P.O.VJindy - The Kerrang Awards Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The Kerrang awards were bustling this year. I thought last year was bad but compared to the crowd that was gathered here today, last year was nothing. Gingerly I swung a leg out of the car that we had arrived in, wincing as a camera light shone directly in my face. All the rest of the guys were ahead of me and I jogged to keep up with them.
Andy and Ashley were at the front of us, hand in hand, they waved and stopped for pictures, posing like the happy couple everyone presumed they were. Jake and CC were slightly behind them, chattering to each other about a new movie that had been released, which left me le midget to myself. I didn't mind to much, I liked keeping myself to myself hence why I didn't talk much during interviews.
We walked through the double doors where the awards would commence, all of us getting split up due to how many people there were. Jesus, I couldn't see any of the guys, I rose up on my tip-toes and I could just make out the top of Andy's head. Him
The One That Got AwayPercy sat the last box down in their new home. Annabeth strode by, as she talked to someone on the phone. Percy sighed as he watched her retreat into the back of the house. They had just bought a house together, after being engaged for two years. She finally got Percy to set a date, and then they had set off to look for the perfect house. He passed by a few pictures of the couple that she had already set up. They had been together for three years now. Everything seemed so right back then.The One That Got Away4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He sat down on the couch, and turned on the TV, which his father had been nice enough as to have come out early to make sure it was working for them. He flicked through the channels, until one caught his eye. On the screen was a happy young man with black hair that hung down into one his eyes. He had beautiful dark eyes, and a bright smile. Behind him stood a slightly taller blonde man, who made no secret of being the smaller man's boyfriend. The story was about a local artist who had gotten discovere
Children of Loss Chapter 12Chapter 12Children of Loss Chapter 123 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Nico groaned as he dragged himself out of bed. The banging on the door was going to give him a headache. He flung the door open to glare at the offender. Connor grinned back at him from the other side of the doorway. Nico groaned. “How are all of you morning people?” Nico mumbled, running a hand through his morning hair.
Connor pouted as he followed Nico into his suite. “We aren't, we just know how to put on appearances,” he explained. “You should see Travis and I when we get out of bed, it's like a zombie apocalypse started.”
Nico giggled. “Do you have to go bang on his door too?” He walked into his bedroom, Travis following behind him. He went through his closet, picking out clothes for the day.
Connor grinned. “No, all I have to do is roll over to see what he looks like in the morning.”
Nico froze in place, his eyes having widened from the statement. “You sleep in the same bed?” Nico asked.
More Unfinished Smut - RandyRonnie's P.O.VMore Unfinished Smut - Randy3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I sighed as I pulled up outside my home after a long day at work, shutting off my cars ignition then allowing myself to flop against the seat. Work had been hard today and all I wanted to do was relax. I loosened my tie and climbed out my car, locking it then jogging up the steps that lead to the apartment that I shared with my recent boyfriend, Andy.
Andy was undoubtedly the best boyfriend I had ever had, beautiful, talented, funny the list was endless. He was also in a band like me, my band had been playing support for his band when we had met and of course it was love at first sight. After a few months of knowing each other, and sneaking around behind our band members backs, we had decided to move in with each other. The downside to our relationship was obviously the slight age difference between us and the fact that Andy was still a virgin adding to the fact that he was also quite scared to move our 'physical' relationship any further. But I didn't care, I
Children of Loss Chapter 14Chapter 14Children of Loss Chapter 142 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“So, how was the lesson with Apollo?” Will asked with a grin, Connor snickering behind the blond. Nico groaned and buried his face in his hands. Did they have to share everything? Will chuckled and sat down next to Nico on the couch, slinging an arm around Piper on his other side. It was about time to start another night, and the floor workers were all gathered in the bar room. Surprisingly, Dionysus had been completely quiet. The only thing Nico really noticed, though, was the way Annabeth would glare at Dionysus anytime the man was about to speak.
“It was fine,” Nico mumbled into his palm.
“Really? Nothing revealing happened?” Hazel teased.
Nico sighed and let his head fall back on the couch. “I figured you would have let him take you on the couch, with the way you ogle him,” added Piper with a grin.
“Aw, we all know he really wants Percy,” Connor finished, sticking his tongue out.
“I hate you all,” mu
Children of Loss Chapter 11Children of Loss Chapter 113 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Thalia ushered Nico into the gym, smiling at the Lost Boys. "He's all yours, boys. Just make sure he's down for his appointment on time," Thalia called before she shut the door. Nico's shoulders slumped as he made his way to the center of the room. Apollo came up behind him and ushered him to the center of the boys, who were all standing in front of the mirror.
Apollo gave Nico's shoulders a squeeze before taking his place next to Nico. "Alright, Nico, this will be your final lesson before you work upstairs tomorrow. We'll all be too busy preparing and everything tomorrow to have a lesson, so we need to cover more on your behavior today," the blond informed him.
"After that, we'll cover more on stripping, since you have to be perfect before next weekend," Luke added. Nico nodded his head. Luke rubbed at his face with a sigh. "Alright, we've covered the basics with you, today we need for you to show us what you've learned."
"Show us talking, walking, and any of the techniques