Broken MirrorI am not,Broken Mirror6 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
What you see,
Although you may indeed,
Choose not to believe
I am a fabrication,
Built to make you smile,
So you don't know that I lie
I am not,
As strong as I seem,
And it is not laughter,
That in my eyes gleams
I am a tale of woe,
And one of sorrow,
So weak that I can't lead,
I can only follow
I am not as whole,
On the inside as out,
I am full of misery,
And so full of doubt
I am nothing more than illusion,
A master of it, I am,
I hope that you don't notice,
I don't expect you to understand
Pieces, big ones and small,
Force me to my knees,
Again and again,
Force me to crawl
Lurk underneath my surface,
Making me feel incomplete,
Making me feel worthless
The silver sheen which covers,
Hides my secrets within,
Keeps from you my shame,
Keeps from you my sin
But, if you look closer,
And come nearer,
You will find I am nothing more,
Than a stained and broken mirror
jlp June 1, 2009
catch a falling star, put it in your pocketthere's something about those little brokencatch a falling star, put it in your pocket3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
dreamer girls with misproportionate promises
and lingering whispers,
who walk like angels, lost, and trying
to find a way back home;
whose hearts bleed abnormally loud
and resonant- those girls with
shadows like ghosts [dead and haunting],
that make them a flavor
to taint your tongue.
if you listen close, you can hear the
unraveling words that once knit the hollow space
between their bones,
you can hear their shallow sighs like
sun sets for a final time.
you can hear their ticking time bomb lungs
and you can touch their secrets, because they
wear them on their skin. not like wounds,
more like sun kisses or wispy tattoos
ingrained into who they are; you won't know
what they mean until you connect the dots
and find answers in their questioning stares.
they'd like to remain something unknown, because
they've identified the world as a disease- vile and
insidious, with the capability of sinking
underneath your flesh and changing who you are.
DyingEach day,Dying8 years ago in Open More Like This
I lose a
By the time
Lara and Sam: Something FunThere was something about the simple act of reading that Lara found fascinating. The fact that one's mind could, almost magically, block out everything around it and focus entirely on the printed word. It was one mystery even she didn't want solved, mainly because it had helped her extensively over the years. Especially on days like today, when finding the strength of mind to concentrate proved to be a challenge.Lara and Sam: Something Fun2 years ago in Humor More Like This
Although, that was a problem less caused by her own mental capacity, and more by the girl laying on the bed beside her. Despite being politely asked more than once to keep her distance, Sam insisted on staying by her side throughout the night. Ordinarily, she'd have no problem with this, but over time, the girl's various habits began to wear on her patience.
Out of the corner of her eye, Lara would constantly catch the motion of Sam's lips moving. Sometimes, she found it cute when the girl would sing alongside the music flowing through her ear-buds, now was not one of those ti
SnugglingSnuggling3 years ago in Settings More Like This
She turned on her side and readjusted her pillows for what was probably the hundredth that night. As weary as she was, sleep should have been an easy task. Unfortunately her mind did not want to cooperate with what her body was demanding. Her mind wanted to think about Earth and all the horrors taking place there, about Kaiden and the angry bruises on his face, about Palaven and about Garrus. She hoped her turian friend was alive and well. Shepard uttered a dejected sigh and pulled herself off the mattress. She arched her back, stretching the sore muscles on her lithe frame that protested against the notion of having to do more work. Perhaps a stroll around the Normandy would ease her mind. Shepard stepped into her slippers and made for the elevator.
The CIC had been eerily quit even if the hour was late. The silence a reminder of when the Collector's had abducted her crew. Shepard chased away the memories of the Collector base. She did not need another horrible thing to dwell on. The
Frosted Dreams "So, tell me again, why do you stay cooped up in this dusty old tower?"Frosted Dreams3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Rapunzel rolled her eyes playfully, resisting the urge to pull her hair away from the winter spirit's grasp. He always asked that question whenever he visited, not that she really minded. It was quite nice to have someone to talk other than Pascal, who couldn't exactly talk back.
"Jackson, I've told you dozens of times. You know why." she teased, avoiding eye contact.
He chuckled, and she could just imagine the smirk on his face. "Doesn't mean I don't like to hear it every time."
"Oh fine," Rapunzel shifted, laying back in her hair with him. "Its because my mother tells me the outside world is dangerous, full of selfish, horrible people who'd only use me for my power. There, happy?"
He remained quiet, something not like him. The only sound that surrounded the two odd teens was the sound of the girl's heartbeat, which see
jack frost x chubby reader part 4y/n walked hurriedly down the halls of gauken high dying to get out of there and into the fluffy snow that awaited her outside. It had been a few days after the incident, Jamie and the others had told her all about Jack and their adventure with the guardians. During the time she had met some of the less busy spirits like Nightlight, Spring, Rapunzel, Eugene, Hiccup, and Merida. They had all quickly become friends, y/n felt especially close to Hiccup who could relate to her about having important parents who sometimes without even realizing expected way to much. She and Jack also became very close he would sometimes visit her at night when her family was asleep play with her and the kids on weekends or when he couldn't wait on one of his infamous snow days. So caught in thought she didn't even notice Richard coming towards her. With a thud they both clashed falling down, a horrified expression came upon her face as she hurriedly reached forward to help him with his books.jack frost x chubby reader part 41 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Your Hair“I cannot believe you!” Mako said sternly, just going over his usual tone, after he closed the interrogation room door and walked to the other side of the only table in the room.Your Hair1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Nice to see you too City Boy.” Korra replied in a not-so-amused tone as she slouched a little more in her seat. “Why can’t I bend myself out of these cuffs?” She asked as she lifted her wrist a little, the chains rattling with the movement.
“More criminals started to learn metalbending so we had to switch them out for platinum ones.” Mako replied as he opened up a folder `and flipped through it as he sat down. “I can’t believe it. Three years and you still pulled the same crap you did when you first came to Republic City.” He rubbed his forehead and sighed in frustration. “Exactly the same stuff.” He mumbled as he read of Korra’s case file.
The morning went by so fast. Korra walked off the boat and met with Jinora and he
A child of frost and sunshineAs he stood outside the ornate wooden doors, he could not bring himself to focus on anything but the sounds coming from within. The sound of a woman screaming in pain. Pain that he had, in his way, caused her to be in. It sickened him to think that one he loved so much was in so much agony. But he knew that when it was over, if things went as well as they both hoped, both he and she would be happier than they had ever been. He stepped back from the door and sighed.A child of frost and sunshine2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Jack Frost, a spirit of cold and ice, was to many people merely a figure of myth. An expression to describe the way the day would become suddenly cold, or an unexpected arrival of snow. To almost everyone in the world, he was not real. But he was. And to those who believed in him, he was as real as any flesh and blood human being. One such human was now beyond those doors, tended to by her hand-maidens. Rapunzel, the princess of this land, this palace he now stood within. The two of them had known each other for some time an
losing pt.5"So towel boy, we meet again"losing pt.53 years ago in Romance More Like This
Mako sighed and tried to walk past her. It didn't work, she stepped in front of him to block his way, which resulted in their faces being inches apart, sharing air, feeling each-other's breath on their faces. Their eyes locked and Mako saw a flicker in her eyes that he hadn't seen since the night they found out about Mr. Sato. Man he had missed that look, it sent shivers up his spine and he knew he would drive himself crazy just so she would never lose that look again. He hands moved to her arms and he tentatively moved forwards.
Korra looked deeply into Mako's amber eyes. "Nope, not over him," she thought to herself, "and I never will be." She finally let herself feel the emotions that she had been repressing for days, weeks. She let herself feel the love that made her want him to shove her against the wall and kiss her like he meant it. The love that made her want to protect him from anything the anti-benders might do. She felt his hands slide up her arm
Free of the Heavenly FireShock and confusion flooded Jace's face as he took a step back to avoid Clary's touch, wondering why she would even try. It pained him to have to do this but he couldn't let himself risk burning her.Free of the Heavenly Fire2 years ago in Stories & Vignettes More Like This
A flash of fear crept up into Clary's heart and momentarily appeared on her face which she saw behind in the mirror on the dresser in Jace's bedroom over his shoulder. Fear that Jace didn't want her now, for some reason. Fear that she was right to feel like Jace would one day stop loving her. Then she realised: that would never happen- he had just forgotten that the Heavenly Fire wasn't coursing through his veins.
"Jace," she whispered, not wanting him to become frantic, which she knew he would as he tried to defend his actions. "You dont-"
"Clary, we can't! I want to, by the Angel, I do but-"
"Jace," Clary said his name a second time, still with as much care as always but maybe with more patience. "The Fire has gone remember?" She couldn't blame him for forgetting; it'd only been 4 hours
All That Matters - Tadashi x Tall! ReaderAll That Matters - Tadashi x Tall! Reader1 month ago in Romance More Like This
~~~Author's Note: If there are any grammatical errors please tell me. This was quickly written after work and before going out for my birthday hangout with friends. Btw, I miss writing for Tadashi ;w;~~~
“All that matters…is you.” Zack held Christine’s hand. The scene all around them started to be lit by the candles from the fancy café. The couple was about to lean forward when popcorn was thrown into their faces.
“That’s bullshit! He is clearly banging that other chick, Serena!!”
“Sorry. I got a lil carried away.” You shrunk back in your seat, hoping Honey Lemon wouldn’t give you another lesson on cursing. You couldn’t help yourself this was your first melodrama you had watched in years.
“Give her a break, Lemon. That show IS bullshit.” Gogo pointed to the TV screen that was now covered in Orville’s Buttery Butter. “It doesn’t help C
Most In the WorldKurosaki plopped himself on the couch, exhausted. He'd been working on his computer like a fiend for the past three hours. The program he was working on would hopefully be able to track down the people involved with the latest incident he'd gotten Teru tangled up in. Not only had she been kidnapped, her life had been threatened as well. He sighed, resolving once again to fix up all the loose ends from his past for Teru's sake.Most In the World5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
It took him a minute or two to realize he had forgotten to turn on the television. His eyes were shutting on their own accord. Cursing lightly under his breath he checked the clock on the VCR, which blinked a steady 7:00 at him.
"God, why does it feel so late?" Rubbing his face he started to settle down into the couch; too tired and well accustomed to the sofa to go sleep in his own bed. He was almost out of it when he heard the knock at the door.
"Damn it," he hissed, clamping his eyes closed tighter. Maybe if he ignored it-
Scars"Korra!"Scars3 years ago in Romance More Like This
His voice cuts off my clouded thoughts and he's wrapped me in an embrace before I even know what's going on.
"I'm so glad you're okay! We were so worried!"
"Yeah!" Bolin pops up behind his brother and squeezes me in a hug. "It's a good thing we found you!"
I smile at the firebender and earthbender, then wince at the pain I realize only just now encases my body. "Lucky you came at just the right time. Otherwise, I'd be toast."
Mako's eyes meet mine, then trail down to the scarred flesh of my cheek. His gaze softens. He reaches out his fingers to meet my face. "Korra...."
I grab his wrist and push it away. "It's nothing. Where's Asami?"
Mako drops his arm as well as his focus. "After you defeated Amon, she decided to make amends with her father. She's headed back up to the mansion right now."
I'm surprised. "Are you sure that's a good idea?"
Mass Effect 3: After The CreditsMass Effect 3: After The Credits4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
At some point she realized she was breathing.
Sensations came slowly after that. That muffled thudding...her heartbeat, footsteps, or guns in the distance? She tried to open her eyes, but the blackness was absolute. A finger twitched. Her lips - everything was numb - her lips parted and she tried to speak, but everything was muffled, she couldn't move, she couldn't move! She tried to yell and only managed to produce a choked whimper.
A sudden burst of noise and activity, a pinch on her arm, and everything spiraled back into oblivion.
There was a beeping. It was annoying. How long had it been going on?
She slowly pulled herself out of unconsciousness. It was a huge effort to open her eyes, almost an unbearable task to focus them. The stark white and bright light of the room made her headache -- because by god, she had a massive headache --- about ten times worse instantly. An involuntary moan escaped her, which then made her realize just how absolutely foul her mouth tasted. Where
ClarityIt was the middle of the night. Korra had just woken up from her latest nightmare. Ever since she was poisoned by Zaheer and had those disturbing visions, her nightmares became much worse for her handle. To make matters worse, the effects of the poison and the fight combined caused her to be wheelchair-bound for the time being, along with being covered with several gauzes and stitches from head to toe.Clarity1 year ago in Drama More Like This
"I need some water." Korra whispered to herself. She then remembered that her wheelchair was on the across from her and the only way she would be able to reach it is if she got up. Usually, she would let out a holler and let somebody help her, but as of tonight. She didn't want to ask for help anymore. She wanted to be able to do things on her own, despite being in a wheelchair.
A few moments later, Korra got up, beginning to wobble. With all of the bandages on her head, arms, and everywhere else, it made her lose her balance not to mention she was beginning to get light-headed. Nonethel
Frostbitten 2 "Mako! Bro! Where are you?" Mako opened his eyes slowly, letting them adjust to the morning light. "Brooo!!" He heard his brother calling him from somewhere.Frostbitten 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Mmm," he groaned as he reached his arms above his head and stretched. He felt something move beside him and looked down. Korra? The avatar was turning over in her sleep and she reached out and wrapped her arms around Mako's middle. He blushed slightly and pulled his arms back down around the girl. "Korra," he whispered into her hair, listening to his brother stomp off outside. Korra rubbed her face against his bare chest and mumbled.
"Five more minutes, daddy." The firebender laughed and stroked her cheek tenderly. "Please," she said, squeezing her eyes closed.
"I'm not daddy," he chuckled and kissed her nose. Her eyes shot open and looked at him.
"Oh jeez!! Mako!" she cried and jumped back i
Peter Quill x Reader One-Shot SeptemberPeter Quill x Reader One-Shot September1 year ago in Romance More Like This
a Peter Quill x Reader One-Shot
Based on ‘September’ by Earth, Wind & Fire
Do you remember the 21st night of September?
Xandar was known for its large cities and sparkling night lights. The cities shone as brightly as the stars- a beacon of hope, per se- for it was Xandar’s own Nova Corps that helped protect the people of the Milky Way galaxy.
What most didn’t know, and you were about to discover, was that Xandar also had amazing forests. Yes, they were few and far between, but with Peter’s help and a Milano to take you two there, you would definitely see one.
Jace and ClaryJace and ClaryJace and Clary5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Like water she spilled across the floor as her back grinned against the wall. Why had he said that? Just her brother? Was it bad she was upset about that? Is it disgusting?
Her head fell onto her knees that hugged her chest, "Jace...why?" she muttered to herself, she wasn't sure why she had said it aloud, not that anyone was around to hear it, maybe it was the fact she loved saying his name. How her brother's name rolled from her lips. Mostly she wondered why she had came here, to the Institute, sitting outside his door. Was he even inside? Fighting the urge to get to her feet and look inside she sunk deeper into the pity grasp of her small body. It wasn't long before she fell asleep, only regretting it when she woke up.
The sound of the piano tingled her ears and tapped her toes. Tumbling in her half sleep she hugged the closest thing beside her. "Jace..." she mumbled as the music hushed and came to a stop.
A snap overcame her, her eyes flew open an
Denial - Makorra, Korroh, Korra/Iroh II~P~Denial - Makorra, Korroh, Korra/Iroh II3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Mako sat at the end of the long table, tapping his gloved fingers impatiently on the metal thing, glaring to the side where the Avatar and United Forces General sat, going over plans of attacks against Amon and conversing casually.
"We could lead the Equalist Air Ships away from Air Temple Island and then quarantine it with your fleet, and then I could go in and finish Amon off," Korra told Iroh enthusiastically, and he nodded, approving highly of her plan and giving her the same charming smile he had been all evening. Mako rolled his eyes at the man, looking at the ground. Iroh and Korra were sitting closely, skimming over notes and maps in attempts to find the most efficient ways to go after Amon with, and it made Mako uncomfortable especially the way that Iroh would occasionally look up at Korra when he thought no one spying him, considering Bolin had retired to bed and Asami couldn't stand to be in the same room as Mako any longer. Iroh's golden eyes were fill
Jack and RapunzelJack and Rapunzel3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
She felt a light chill touch her face, bringing her out of her sweet slumber. But she wasn't prepared for what she saw when she opened her eyes. A boy around her age was actually floating over her, and he was touching her face. His ice-blue eyes flew open in surprise when she gasped, and flew out the window. She rushed to the window, just in time to watch him disappear into the clouds.
. . . . . .
“Please come with me, I can show you a lot of things and get you back here before your mom knows,” he pleaded with her.
She sighed, “There is the question of my hair too, you realize.” She glanced at the golden rope that trailed behind her.
He chuckled, “That can be easily remedied.” She glanced at him warily. “Don't worry, it won't involve scissors, I promise, just hundreds of hair bands and a dozen or so hair pin
Little Thief“KORRA!” Kai screamed at the top of his lungs as he ran through the hallways of the Sato airship, using blast of air to boost him forward and around corners easier. He soon blasted air at a double door blocking his way and instantly entered in a small living room in the airship and finally found the person he was looking for. “Korra, help me! He’s going to kill me!” Kai yelled as he blew the doors shut and ran behind the Avatar.Little Thief1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Korra looked at Kai confused as he ran behind her. “Whoa, wait. What are you talking about? Who’s going to kill you?” She asked a little worried.
Suddenly, Mako busted through the double doors, looking angrier than a saber-tooth moose lion trying to protect their cub. “Him!” Kai said scared for his life as he pointed at Mako from behind Korra.
Mako instantly looked at Kai and stormed in the room. “There you are you little-“
“Whoa! Calm down there tiger shark.” Korra said as she
AfraidKorra tugged at her pigtail as anxiety spread through her chest and stomach. She looked out at the dock again, wondering what was taking Mako so long. Even if he got caught up at the station, he should have shown up by now.Afraid3 years ago in Romance More Like This
He'll be happy, right? Korra thought to herself, He said he wanted to have a family someday, but what if someday isn't today?
Korra bit her lip and wished she would stop thinking. No, that wasn't it. She wanted to think, but only of a way to tell Mako she was carrying his child. They've only been a couple for a little over six months. How was he going to react when he found out that she had already gotten pregnant?
Korra really had no idea how it happened. Well, she knew how it happened, but it was still a shock. They had been careful. Korra knew her cycle and what days were most likely for her to get pregnant, and they did their best to avoid making love on those days. Apparently their best wasn't enough.
Suddenly, Korra heard foot