RE: A Visitor in the NightCaught in a heavy downpour, a distressed Claire Redfield walked in the rain. Her clothes were sticky to her skin and her auburn hair had lost its bounce from being drenched. She carried no umbrella, but that didn't seem to bother or care to her. No, that was actually the least of her problems right now. Claire's mind was in a completely different world, her attention fully focused on an object in her palm. She stared at it, lost in a swirl of thoughts. Her lips quivered and she sniffed, biting back her bottom lip and stubbornly refusing to let her tears spill that threatened to at any given moment.RE: A Visitor in the Night9 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
In her hand held a small metal plate held together by a black ribbon (which was now in two severed pieces). The metal plate showed nothing more than a simple three-digit number engraved in the center, which is what held all of Claire's attention. To others it would have no real significance, it was just three numbers. But to Claire, this tiny object meant the world to her. The number “
When the Sun RisesI miss the way you used to be.When the Sun Rises3 days ago in Free Verse More Like This
I miss the way you'd smile at me.
How the joy would make the corners of your eyes crinkle.
You'd laugh softly.
Shaking your head,
I miss that.
How real it sounded.
I listened to you now,
And that old little light melody of laughter is no where to be found.
You still laugh
But your smile doesn't quite reach your eyes.
I don't think I've ever met someone with such sad,
As you look upon yourself
And you can't help but despise what you see.
You used to walk,
With your head held high.
You don't anymore
You keep them glued to the floor.
Scared to acknowledge your train wreck of a life
That lays before you.
I still think you're beautiful though.
Even if you're growing faint
Like a sunset,
Falling into the darkness of the night.
With each slowly fading ray of light.
You're still perfect, and make people stop and stare in awe.
But just like the sun sets.
And you get pulled under into the dark of the night.
When all of your light is gone
The Monkey In MeDeep inside the cracks of my mind lives a monkey.The Monkey In Me2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
He has a maraca he likes to shake
And a blanket made of dust.
On bright days I wonder what he does there,
I even consider asking him;
His answer is but a monkeyish laugh
He shakes his maraca at me, mocking my thoughts,
Grins at me, with a smile that misses five teeth.
Then he jumps in joy, cries out, leaps away
He climbs my logic and chips a few pieces
And with them he decorates his house
which he built in my inspiration.
When night falls he tends to rummage
Through the drawers of my mind,
Poking this and poking that.
He never sits still, always playing his game.
Sometimes though he disappears
Into darker corners unheard of.
But upon his return he has found
So much and all of it he will, undoubtedly,
Fill up the shelves of his house with.
When did he come to be, I wonder.
What is he doing in my mind, pray tell!
For how much longer will this baboon taunt me?
I have a monkey inside me you see,
Maybe he's the reason I never sit still,
Jace and Clary It was one in the morning and Clary was sitting on Jace's bed, drawing in her sketch pad. Jace was in the shower. Isabelle was sleeping, Alec was marking a new dagger in the weapons room and she didn't even know where Simon was.Jace and Clary5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"I need to talk to you."
Clary jumped when Jace's voice close behind her. "I hate it when you do that."
"I'm sorry." Jace said.
He had on jeans that rode low on his hips and he had no shirt on, revealing his marked body.
There was a short silence when Clary realized that Jace was waiting for her to speak. "What do you want to talk to me about?" she asked.
He came over to sit on the bed next to her. "Remember when we were at Taki's and I told you I was only interested in being your brother?"
Clary had been trying hard not to think about that day. The day she had finally decided that she didn't care if he was her brother
Confession I: VehnasConfession I: Vehnas3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
So you want to know why do I hesitate in taking something I seem to crave so much.
The question is: what makes you think you know what it is that I crave? Because really, I can't figure out how you're supposed to have even the faintest idea.
Do you really think that my biggest, unfulfilled desire is to take her virtue? Do I look so shallow and trivial to you?
If I really wanted to violate her, I could have done it so many time since I first had the chance to lay my hands on her...
But again, why should I brutally take something that already belongs to me? Why should I deliberately spoil my own possession?
Let me clarify this, once for all:
She is mine.
Her beauty is mine.
Every breath she takes is mine.
Her pride and her contempt are mine.
Everything that belongs to her is mine.
All she cares about is mine.
And so is her virtue.
I don't need to rip it off to prove that I own her, and I'm not going to take her against her will just because I can.
She cherishes her chastity, and so do I.
Leon's DemiseRushing towards a dark alleyway between two buildings, I sidled my back against the cold, brick wall. My heart pounded loudly, my chest heaved in and out heavily, silently trying to grasp any air into my lungs I could get. My legs felt like they were going to buckle and fail on me any moment. Out of fear? Maybe. But you'd feel the same way when you arrive in a dark, empty town, being chased half across the freakin' place with demented people who I swear want something from me... (An autograph? Didn't know I'd get such a warm welcome party on my first day on the force). I just can't tell what! I can't translate moans.Leon's Demise9 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Cautiously peering my head around the edge of the building, enough to see without being seen, I noticed the weird freaks walking around aimlessly, stumbling around like a bunch of drunken idiots. The sight would've thrown me into a hysterical laughing fit, if, you know, they weren't questionable dead freaks who'd want my insides for dinner. I shuddered at the thought of it
Coming Home (Bucky and Steve's Reunion)Coming Home (Bucky and Steve's Reunion)10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Setting: After Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier AND Avengers 2: The Age of Ultron
Contains spoilers only for Captain America 2
The Fall"Freeze Wesker!" Chris shouted as he and Jill bust inside Spencer's room. They both saw Spencer's cold, dead body lying down on the floor.The Fall5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Oh well if isn't the Dynamic Duo." Wesker said as he face both agents.
"It's over Wesker!" Chris fired his gun at Wesker but he simply dodges every bullet with great speed. Wesker rushed over Chris and gave him a Cobra Strike which makes Chris fall on the ground hard.
Jill aims her handgun at Wesker and fires. "This has to stop Albert!"
Wesker then dodges left and right then flips over the bullets Jill fired from her gun and he lands over in front of her. "Jill Valentine, how good to see you here." Wesker said while holding Jill's hand. Jill just stare at him even though she has the chance to break free from Wesker's grip. Wesker smiled at her. From behind, Chris tackled Wesker letting go Jill. "If you hurt her, I'll kill you!" Chris shouted.
"How protective you are Chris" Wesker said and then throws Chris to the ground. Chris gets his gun and star
dreamsong :work in progress:i. from the seadreamsong :work in progress:1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
The girl in the white dress is splayed against the salt-dark sand like a scrap of cloth. The sea, receding, whispers quiet self-assurances.
The boy who travels shadows hates this part of his patrol. He belongs beneath the trees and in the dense, wet heat--not here. Here, he is prey to endlessness.
The shadow boy skirts the fringes of the sand, taking what comfort he can from the stunted groundcover, blue and faintly glowing in the moonlight. The muscles in his shoulders twitch, and he grits his teeth against the overwhelming fear of exposure.
At least astronomy is in his favor--full moons make for good shadows. Quick escapes.
The heady rush and hiss of the ocean is making him nearly come undone when he sees her, the dress shining like a strand of whitecap detached and thrown back. He tenses.
He gulps a deep breath and steadies himself before throwing himself in the openness of beach. With no shadows to hold onto, h
Cure for a Nightmare - SlashCure for a NightmareCure for a Nightmare - Slash2 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
CartographyYou cast light into the uncharted lands,Cartography4 years ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
The darkest spots among the shifting sands,
Of the deserts, to the deepest trenches,
In the oceans of my heart.
Nothing even dares to hide
From this magnificent light so deep inside;
It's drowned the very thirst it quenches
From the very start.
These cartographers dream of the discoveries you've made,
Their expeditions and journies but a silly masquerade
In comparison to the glory of roads that you've paved
Into the farthest reaches of my heart.
You sing to the muses that hold legends
Of the demons and gods my heart defends,
And weave glory into their every story
Of your majesty in me.
No citizen or king can dare deny
Flowers and trees have blossomed high;
My nature's reached its full glory
Through your purity in me.
So bring me that horizon's line;
We'll sail these ships over lands divine,
Every corner of the seven seas ,
Of the world within my heart.
These cartographers dream of the discoveries you've made,
Their expeditions and journies but a
NaruSaku OneshotNaruto stood in Team 7s old training ground, waiting curiously for Sakura. He and Takuya had decided to take a break from their training, a week since Kisame Hoshigaki had attacked Konoha. It was also a week since Takuya had become a genin, though it was undeniable that the lean Uchiha was as strong, if not stronger, as Naruto or Kakashi.NaruSaku Oneshot6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Hi, Naruto! Naruto snapped out of his thoughts and turned around to see Sakura running up to him, wearing her usual outfit, minus her black gloves.
Sakura-chan! What did you want to talk to me about?
Oh, its, uh, nothing. Sakura looked at Naruto with a smile; he was wearing his normal orange pants along with a black tank top with his spiral on the back, though he wasnt wearing his headband. Her face faded slightly as she noticed the many bruises and cuts. Hows training with Takuya-san going?
Naruto grinned, raising his fist, putting his other hand on his arm. Not bad! You re
Our Future Part 2Our Future Part 29 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It had been about 3 weeks since Kim had told Ron about her being pregnant. Since then they had informed Ron's parents about the good news and, after taking Mrs. Stoppable to the hospital for fainting, they went to the mall. Kim was now about 2 months pregnant and she was now starting to see a bump forming in the middle of her stomach. She still didn't look pregnant, but more like she had some belly fat.
Speaking of her belly, Kim was now getting huge cravings for greasy foods. For once, Kim was glad to go to Bueno Nachos about every day with Ron, not to mention that she was now eating about as much as Ron to. As for the missions, Ron and Wades robot were in charge of them. Because of this, Kim had more time to focus on the more important matters. The most important matter to Kim now was when Ron and her were going to get married. Kim didn't want to rush the marriage, but she didn't want to get married looking eight months pregnant. While thinking of this on her bed, the kimm
Queen Part 4Sarah raised an arm to shield her eyes from the bright light of the outside, her other hand firmly holding onto Aranu's. They went down the ramp and as her eyes adjusted, she began to take in her surroundings. The scenery was breath-taking. The sky here was a light teal color, with fluffy silver clouds. The trees were all covered in beautiful colorful flowers, vibrant hues of colors Sarah had never even seen before. She took a deep breath, finding the air to be more fresh and clear than she had ever experienced.Queen Part 43 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
At the base of the ramp from her ship, she noticed a large crowd of people had gathered to welcome her to the planet. Aranu spoke up to address the crowd, not letting go of her hand. "Everyone! I present to you, your Queen! Her Highness, Queen Sarah!" He smiled as he gestured to her, the crowd of people looking at her in awe; it had many years since any of them had seen a female of their own species. Aranu turned to her and whispered, "I'll escort you to your home, b
Betraying Gaia Part 2"Percy?"Betraying Gaia Part 26 months ago in Romance More Like This
"Mm, what?" I mumbled, nuzzling into Luke's chest.
"Somebody's at the door," he told me.
"Well too bad for them, I'm sleeping," I grumbled stubbornly.
"Percy, you don't have to get it, but you have to get off of me if I'm going to," Luke pointed out.
I grumbled in protest, not wanting to give up my pillow. Luke rolled his eyes and sat up, making my head slip off his chest and fall onto the mattress. "Hey!" I complained.
Luke ruffled my hair gently, smirking slightly. "Sorry babe, but someone's got to answer it if you want to go back to sleep." He got off of the bed, grabbing his jeans and pulling them on quickly before leaving the room.
I sighed, adjusting my position so my head was on the pillow instead of the mattress, closing my eyes. The pillow wasn't as comfortable as Luke's chest, but it would have to do until he got back.
I was just starting to drift off to sleep again when I heard Luke call, "Percy!"
"What?" I called.
I reluctantly dragged myself out of be
Austria x Reader part 2Austria x Reader part 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Austria x Reader
You woke up the next morning and found your self in unfamiliar soundings you then remembered everything that happened the day before and smiled you hopped out of your new bed wondering, where Austria was when you smelled something that made your stomach growl. You had then remembered you hadn't eaten since yesterday morning. You made your way though the unfamiliar hallways just by following the smell and you found yourself in a beautifully decorated kitchen Austria was standing by the stove cooking. You walked in nervously but he had obviously heard you because he turned around
"Guten Morgen Miss (Name)" he said you were still very sleepy so you mistakenly said good morning in you native language when he looked at you a little confused you immediately realized your mistake.
"I mean Guten Morgen I'm sorry!" you said bracing your self out of instinct
"No need to be sorry I assume that's the language you were born and raised with." he said going back to cooking
Better.I. White dress. You did your makeup in the upstairs bathroom mirror. There is hope on your lips and powder on your skin. You are hiding your imperfections because how else would anyone fall in love with you? White dress you wore to make Tyler put his hands on your waist. White dress you wore in the summer. And in the laundry room, you wash blood off of a boy's hand, licking it once. Red blood you wished would stay in his veins. Red blood that goes straight to his heart where you once were. Red blood in the laundry room, where you make promises you'd never get a chance to keep. White dress you're wearing in the winter. White dress you press against Him when you whisper, "I think You're very handsome." White dress to mark the innocence you wish you could shake. A brown shoe is lost in the snow when you lay next to the handsome boy with the appropriate hands as He whispers, "You're better than you think you are."Better.4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
II. Black pants. You did your makeup in the airport bathroom. You
Birthing Chambers Ep. 3It had now been almost three weeks since I had been captured. About two and a half weeks since I found the Birthing Chamber. I was now about halfway through the gestation period of the Queen S'Tencha growing inside my womb. And, though inhuman, I was becoming very attached to the creature. Because I was giving it my life, I felt it was almost a part of me... something that depended on me.Birthing Chambers Ep. 38 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
In the two and a half weeks since discovering the Drone Birthing Chamber, I had rescued a total of about fifty host mothers, and we had pretty much formed a working society in my underground home. About ten of them had given birth, all of which I had been with when they did. This was my job down here. The caretaker and the doctor.
Thus I wasn't surprised much when Kelly, the first woman I saved from the Birthing Chamber, came into my quarters.
"Trish, you've gotta come. Sophie's going into labor!"
I was immediately up and out the door, Kelly close on my heels.
"When did it start?" I asked, running.
Dancing Against the Seven Destinies 9Dancing Against the Seven Destinies 93 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Heir of Jenova and the Champion of Minerva stared at each other, oblivious to the once-again chaotic lab surrounding them.
"Katlyn," Sephiroth murmured, "so this is what you meant when you mentioned that we'd be seeing each other soon."
Smirking, Katlyn responded just as quietly, "Actually, Sephiroth, this wasn't quite what I had planned " Before she had a chance to elaborate, however, at that moment the two other First Classes rushed into the room. They both stopped dead at the sight of her and Sephiroth locking blades.
"By the Goddess " Genesis breathed, amazed to see that the mako-encased woman was indeed none other than the infamous Katlyn Lune who somehow looked like she was wearing the Goddess' own armor. Angeal was too stunned to say anything, his mouth simply hanging open in a way that was usually only seen whenever Zack did something that was beyond the means of an ordinary man's comprehension (like the time he had pr
Don't ThinkDon't think.Don't Think2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Make your mind go hazy.
Have another drink.
Make the voices go away.
O, make them go away!
I can't take this anymore,
no, not another day.
Drown them all.
Before they take you down.
"But you've already started the fall"
No! Don't think like that.
There's still hope, still time.
It's my choice, not theirs,
mine, only mine.
I can still do this.
I can still win.
I'll take one more drink,
then never again.
I can face this on my own,
without a bottle or knife.
This is my fight.
This is my life.