Scotland x Reader ~The Caged Bird's Song~~The Caged Bird’s Song~
The breath of a haunting melody drifted towards the traveler’s ears. It far surpassed any song he had ever heard: it was so full of longing, so full of life.
Where is that coming from? he wondered as his feet seemed to carry him towards the music. The more he traversed through the wilderness, the louder the song grew until he could clearly make out the voice of a girl singing past the thick trees.
It’s not too far now…
What lay beyond the trees was unlike anything the traveler had ever seen: a cage wound of steel bars molded into intricately curved designs complete with lush greenery, a dainty little bed, and in the center of it all, sitting on a tall branch in a tree like a tame bird, was a girl.
Unlike her song, this girl was plain. She did not have the fanciful garments that matched her voice. No. She had nothing but dull brown silken fabric blowing softly in the spring breeze, and her hair did the same.
For a while, all
Scotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ 1Chapter 1Scotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ 11 year ago in Romance More Like This
When Allistor had stopped hearing her voice, the echo still rang clear in the wind. Her desire, alone, had been strong enough to attempt to lure him back to her, and if he had possessed a weak heart, it might have been so.
However, he knew that if he allowed himself to show his face to her again, she would have stopped singing. Once her heart stopped desiring and her songs ran dry, it would all be over. She would cease to exist.
As he made his way through the shadowy forest floor, Allistor cursed to himself. It had all been a faulty mistake. He should have never allowed himself to be swayed by something like her. She was never supposed to see him. If she hadn’t, both of their lives would have continued to move on like the waters of time. She would have continued to sing, and Allistor would have continued to travel.
It could not be so anymore. He remembered what had happened on the day he returned to his family’s manor.
“…She will die if she leaves
Scotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ FinalFinalScotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ Final1 year ago in Romance More Like This
“Alright, Fowl, move along,” Allistor heard one of the Eagles screech. “The king demands an audience with you, and we don’t want to keep him waiting.”
No, we don’t, Allistor thought as he moved along with his escorts (also known as his kidnappers).
Allistor had thought it was unusually suspicious when the King of Swans suddenly gave him up to the Eagles without any resistance. He had been wary of their actions; they would not have done so unless they knew that something dire was underway. Whatever the reason was, neither the seer nor the king would say anything about it. And so, the Eagles had taken him back to their king’s castle, and the Falcons had retreated far away to the high cliffs in the north.
When he had arrived at the gates of the castle, he instantly recognized the barren landscapes that the Eagles had called home. It was a fairly inhospitable place fit for only the strongest of the strong. He had even heard that
Scotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ ProloguePrologueScotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ Prologue1 year ago in Romance More Like This
Allistor Kirkland stopped in his tracks. After several days of walking and resisting the compulsion to return to the source, the ringing in his ears had finally subsided. His ankles were no longer bound by the invisible force that continued to pull him back to that place beyond the thicket and unspeakable trees. All was silent.
It could only mean one thing: she was finally free.
Scotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ 5Chapter 5Scotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ 51 year ago in Romance More Like This
The king’s hunter had an advantage at such a great height with his superior eyesight. From above, the sun was on his back, and he was virtually invisible save for being a small speck in the sky against the glaring rays. On silent wings, he soared through the air endlessly without pause. Whatever his master wanted, his master would get. As long as he ruled the skies, he had nothing to fear.
The songs that came from the Vox Maiden’s lungs never ceased to fascinate Allistor. If he requested a song, she would never disappoint. There were even places she sung about where Allistor, himself had never visited before, yet when he heard her voice, he couldn’t help but feel as though he had known of those places all along. She was truly remarkable.
By now, the pair had traversed through a great length of the river. Much to his surprise and convenience, the girl never tired, and her songs had filled him with enough vigor to last through the entire day without rest
Scotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ 4Chapter 4Scotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ 41 year ago in Romance More Like This
“Vox Maiden,” the girl repeated with a mild distaste to the sound of her title. “What am I?”
“It’s not so much what,” Allistor said. “Rather, it’s who.”
The girl did not look like she had the slightest clue what he meant.
“This is why I didn’t want to tell you about this,” the traveler sighed. “You wouldn’t understand, and it won’t do you any good to know.”
“Why not?” the girl asked.
Allistor held up a hand. “What did I say about asking questions?”
Once again, the girl remained silent.
“My youngest brother was the one who actually told me about you,” he continued. “When I first met you, I wanted to find the key to your cage. While I was away from you, I had asked around about whether or not anyone knew about a big cage holding a girl inside.” He chuckled. “Some people thought I was crazy for thinking l
Scotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ 3Chapter 3Scotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ 31 year ago in Romance More Like This
Something heavy was pressing down on Allistor’s chest so much so that he was finding it difficult to breathe. It was as though he was being crushed between two stones, his back against the ground and his chest against—
“Allistor, open your eyes!” a shrill voice called.
He immediately responded, throwing his eyes open and seizing his bow from behind him.
“There’s a big light in the sky, Allistor!”
Allistor blinked a few times. His eyes had not gotten used to the morning light yet. True to what he was told, the sun was peeking out from beneath the valley, and the girl was still clinging onto him like a faithful child.
“Is that it?” she asked excitedly pointing at the horizon. “Is that the sun? Is it a real star?”
“Aye…” Allistor yawned. “Don’t look at it for too long, though. It’ll make your eyes go bad.”
The girl sighed and rested her chin on his shoul
Scotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ 2Chapter 2Scotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ 21 year ago in Romance More Like This
Far away in the land of the mountains where the hardiest conifers could only grow, the king of the land felt a strange shudder pass through his body. It was unlike the chills he felt when he watched the crimson art spill from his victims’ wounds, and it was different than the pleasure he felt when he heard the screams of his enemies drown out the squelching noise of his blade grinding against tender flesh and bone.
“Well, well, well,” he smiled from ear to ear. “It looks like the little bird has finally left her cage.”
Pleased, he began to stroke his loyal pet on its cheek, its large eyes never ceasing to search for its prey.
“Go,” the king said and released his hunter into the air. “Find the Vox Maiden for me, and do not come back until you have her in your talons.”
“Allistor. All-is-tor. Allis-tor. A-lli-stor. Allistor.”
The girl had been repeating his name over and over again like a broken recor
The Fates (ScotlandXReader)You watched, enraptured by the wave of grass that floated to and fro in the steady breeze that swept your hair from your forehead in dizzying patters. Small, fluffy pieces of pollen swerved past you, lurching out of your reaching hand’s way.The Fates (ScotlandXReader)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
A soft laugh escaped your lips at your failed attempt to catch the things, a warm and pleasant feeling spreading throughout your body as you basked in the rare sunlight.
A shadow fell over you so you tilted your head back to see who it was. You smiled softly at the young blonde princeling, wondering why he’d come to where you were seating on the light incline of the hill. His brothers were bullying him again, no doubt he was seeking refuge from their teasing. You were surprised that young prince Arthur hadn’t snapped yet.
Something niggled the back of your mind now that you saw him and you tried to recall what it was. It was something to do with a promise Arthur had made, but you simply couldn’t remember what it was.
Scotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ 7Chapter 7Scotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ 71 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Bits of meat and piles of bones littered the floors. On days like these, the King of Eagles would have yelled at his servants for neglecting their cleanup duties, but today he was completely preoccupied with the frustration the Vox Maiden was giving him.
“Why won’t she sing for me?” he hissed under his breath as he threw a bone to the corner of the dining hall. “All she ever sings about is that damn Fowl! Nothing else! I swear on it, I would tear out her throat if I heard one more song about him!”
In the darkest corner of the hall like a trailing shadow, a lone and most peculiar Raven sat awaiting the king’s request for advice. Unlike the Eagle, he did not possess superior strength or grace, but what he did have was patience and wisdom.
At long last, the king had lost his patience. “Raven, I suppose you don’t have any suggestions, do you?” he growled.
The advisor flinched and smoothed out his long black cloak.
Despite (Scotland x Reader)“Don’t those hurt you?”Despite (Scotland x Reader)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Allistor’s eyes lifted immediately, responsive to the sound of the soft voice amidst the silence of that small, humble little place they both called a temporary dwelling. The entire night in itself seemed to be of fairytale origin – outside, the moon was gaping and full, milky white, and the stars were clear with the two so far from the main cities. The wind was fierce and dry and so terribly, terribly cold; acting as a suitable contrast to the small clump of dying flames that burned away in the grate. Allistor felt very suddenly fortunate in that he was adapted to the cool weather and the rains after his own youthful years in the highlands, and that he was not concerned by the fact that the ancient door was swinging and creaking on its hinges, and there was a wolf circling them, somewhere out in the blackness. He had no need to be afraid, when he had hands made for protecting and cradling the barrel of a gun, and had sharp, shining
Scotland x Reader ~Drunken Personality~~Drunken Personality~Scotland x Reader ~Drunken Personality~2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Allistor was mumbling something about how the stars tonight looked particularly lovely in the sky.
“They’re spinning,” he muttered as he lazily extended his arm to the front of the windshield. “Look, _____________, they’re making blurry shapes. Why is everything blurry?”
“That’s because you’re drunk, shithead,” you growled as you continued to keep your eyes on the road. This was the first time you had actually driven Allistor home. In the past, his friends or brothers would have driven him, but tonight had been a Kirkland family reunion. The other Kirklands had stayed to chat, but Allistor had work tomorrow. Seeing as how the two of you lived close to one another and knew each other fairly well, it only made sense that you would be his chauffer for the night.
“Goddammit, Allistor, if you knew you were going to work tomorrow, why the hell did you drink so much?” you asked regardless of whether
Scotland x Angel!Reader ~The Grounded~~The Grounded~Scotland x Angel!Reader ~The Grounded~9 months ago in Romance More Like This
She fell like a dying comet thrown from the stars, and the sky ripped apart and shattered the silence with a ravaging cry of agony impossible to recreate with human chords.
The hunter had been in the forest when he heard the inhuman scream echo through the evergreens. The trees shuddered, and their leaves quivered. The air had frozen in time, the vapors in the atmosphere halting to a standstill. It was as if the world had stopped turning.
When he looked to the heavens, he saw her dropping towards the earth, arms limp and head hung. She was going to die falling from such a height.
But all the same, curiosity drew him towards her. He wanted to go to her and see the being that had fallen from beyond the clouds to human lands. If she truly died, then it would only be out of respect to lay her properly to rest.
He watched, calculated, and pinpointed the exact spot where she had fallen. Her body had poorly broken its fall with the aid of the branches. Weak twigs broke and bent
ScotlandxReader ~ Christmas Time in the CityScotlandxReader ~ Christmas Time in the City2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Lassie! Another one over ‘ere!” a slurred voice called. You rolled your eyes and grabbed a beer for the intoxicated man. He winked as you approached and made sure to give you a “pat”, if you understand what that means. Feeling slightly invaded, you made your way behind the counter and smoothed down your skirt. It was your second night working the bar, but it was a long one. People were getting drunk incredibly fast; at least it seemed fast to you. Scots must be masters at this kind of stuff.
You had moved from America to Scotland for a change of scenery. So far, you liked it a lot. The land was beautiful. So beautiful, that you couldn’t even describe it. Unfortunately, the plane ticket was a ridiculous amount of money as well as your home and in order to afford food and such you needed to acquire a job. The only one you
Surprises ScotlandxReader You coughed as the smoke from another one of Allistor's cigarettes filled the air. Waving your hand in front of your face and wrinkling your nose you looked at the Scotsman with a hint of distaste. “Do you really have to smoke that thing?” you managed to get out before coughing again.Surprises ScotlandxReader1 year ago in Romance More Like This
Allistor smirked at you, the corner of his lip curving up in a way he probably thought was attractive. “You get used to the smell,” he chuckled, taking another puff off of it before holding it out to your, one of his fiery eyebrows raising up in a smug, silent question. “You should try it, lass,” he didn’t move from his spot on the barstool.
You sighed, rolling your eyes before plucking the half-smoked cigarette out of his grasp, examining it for a moment, watching as the lit tip slowly began to consume the roll of tobacco and nicotine before leaning forward and extinguishing it in your friend’s scotch.
Scotland x Reader - The Sound of the HeartScotland x Reader - The Sound of the Heart1 year ago in Romance More Like This
“I know a girl
She puts the color inside of my world
But she's just like a maze
Where all of the walls all continually change
And I've done all I can
To stand on her steps with my heart in my hands
Now I'm starting to see
Maybe it's got nothing to do with me” – Daughters, John Mayer
Allistor felt lost.
Trying to understand her mind was like trying to capture the water of an ocean’s wave. On a moment, it would be there, filling his hands with more than he could ever believe he would be able to catch, soaking his fingers and surrounded him with an impossible amount of liquid. A wave that would encircle him with more than he’d ever be able to retain. Next, it would go back, leaving him alone, standing with his hands put together with the little amount he could preserve. However the barrier of his skin was never good enough to hold the salty seawater inside of it, so it would slip, drop by drop, away from him and back to the wet sand. It left him
The Incident (ScotlandXReader)Sitting on a bar stool, nursing the best scotch the pub had to offer, Allistor Kirkland didn’t have too much to complain about. He had a drink, a cigar, and all the time in the world. Not literally, of course (the paperwork had to be done at some point), but it was nice to pretend. Now all he needed was a fight.The Incident (ScotlandXReader)2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
One particularly drunken man was causing a ruckus across the bar, shouting for more drinks in a voice so slurred, words could barely be recognized. Allistor growled in annoyance, his grip tightening on the bottle in his hand, teeth grinding against the cigar perched on his lips. It looked like he had his target, and perfect timing, too.
The bartender noticed the look in his eye. “Oh no ye don’t, Allistor. Not tonight. Ye nearly destroyed the place last time,” the older man cautioned, but the red head couldn’t hear through the anger burning in the back of his skull.
“He deserved it, though,” Allistor growled, emerald eyes watching the lo
Bulgaria x Reader ~Isobaric~~Isobaric~Bulgaria x Reader ~Isobaric~2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Vladimir’s legs were dangling in front of you. He had a knack for knowing when something was troubling your mind, but instead of going with the normal friendship process of asking you how he could help you, he continued to pester you.
“Come on, _____________,” he grinned. “Say it!”
“No,” you pouted.
“Say it…” he urged.
“Not going to.”
“You know you want to,” your friend said in a singsong voice.
“Vlad, have you been picking up cues from the Magic Club?” you groaned. “It’s bad enough when I’ve got just you noticing these things, but Lukas and Arthur are two completely different cases.”
“What’s this about the Magic Trio now?” a familiar, friendly voice said from behind.
“Dimitar!*” you gasped.
“Hi, Dimitar,” Vladimir beamed completely unwary of your flustered state.
Your friend looked bemused and curious. “Are
Scotland x Shy reader - Playing gamesYour eyes went wide, body freezing where it was. ‘They have to be kidding me!’Scotland x Shy reader - Playing games2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
_____ was reasonably new to the school and usually hung out with Arthur Kirkland, Mathew Williams and Alfred Jones. For someone so new and quiet she was very popular, just not in the way you would expect. Everyone loved the kind, cheerful girl and would often go to chat with her, or sit with her when they had nowhere to go or felt a bit lonely, knowing that she was warm and welcoming.
But that didn’t make her any less shy than she was. In fact the first time she met Arthur, the class grades student council rep she didn’t say a word for the first two hours!
This brings us back to now.
“Students you will be paired up with a senior for the next week for your assignment, you are to learn about them and join with them in their weekly activities starting today. Both the seniors and you will be giving in a report at the beginning of next week so I expect you to do your best and work co
England x Reader ~Wishful Thinking~~Wishful Thinking~England x Reader ~Wishful Thinking~2 years ago in Romance More Like This
“Arthur, what did you wish for?”
________________ was leaning her upper body over the edge of the old wishing well, her short legs dangling in the air as she watched the ripples spread out on the water’s surface.
“That’s a secret, ________________,” he said.
Arthur rolled his eyes. “You know the saying: if you tell someone your wish, it won’t come true.”
_______________ shook her head. “No, I don’t think you need to keep it a secret to make it come true. Maybe I can help you.”
“Alright, why don’t you tell me what you wished for?” he asked.
“That’s a secret, Arthur,” ________________ replied.
Arthur cracked a smile. “How predictable.”
“It’s only because you can’t help me with my wish so I’m not going to tell you!”
“Fine, fine!” Arthur quickly said holding up his hands
Scotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ 6Chapter 6Scotland x Reader ~The Vox Maiden~ 61 year ago in Romance More Like This
The King of Swans had been pacing back and forth in his throne room up until his faithful seer and scouting knights had returned. He had never been one to stay still for too long. When they did return, as always, his friend’s eyes were as unreadable as ever.
“Well?” he spoke up. “How’d it go?”
The seer averted his eyes away from his king. Victorious or defeated or not, it did not matter. He was impossible to read.
“I have the Fowl,” he finally reported. “As for the Vox Maiden, I’m afraid we had to resort to sending more of our men. The King of Eagles sent his own personal hunter to retrieve her. The scouting team we sent was no match.”
“Huh.” The king sighed. “He wasn’t messing around at all this time.”
The seer narrowed his eyes and bit down on his lips. This was all too dire, yet at the same time, there was little he could truly do to keep any calamities at bay.
“Sir, no ma
Pirate!England x Reader ~Against All Odds~~Against All Odds~Pirate!England x Reader ~Against All Odds~2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The gulls were cawing and flying lazy circles overhead. Unfortunately, the poor excuse for a sail was too small to provide any shelter against any droppings that might have fallen onto your head. The lack of shade wasn’t an improvement, either.
“Blasted birds,” you angrily grumbled and craned your head past the small mast to see how your sailing companion was doing.
As I thought, you frowned and threw him a disapproving look. He was suffering from apparent heat stroke, and that nasty gash he got earlier wasn’t making the situation any better. No matter how long you stood there and ran your mouth, nothing would get done. The task would have to fall on you to get the two of your where you were going.
“Fancy meeting a pirate who doesn’t know anything about self-preservation,” you snorted and began to tear a piece of cloth off of your skirt. You then leaned over the sides of the tiny boat and dipped the cloth into the oc
ScotlandXReader - Life is a Song C1ScotlandXReader - Life is a Song C12 years ago in Romance More Like This
Over You – Daughtry
The door slowly opened to the small apartment and was shut just as slowly. When the door clicked shut, a lamp was turned on and an arm chair swiveled around. The man that just walked in froze and slowly turned around. His green eyes met angry (e/c) ones as you stared down your boyfriend. He was late again and this had been going on for weeks now, since you moved in with him.
"(Name)?" asked the man with a thick British accent. "What are you doing still up?"
"I could ask you the same thing." You replied, your voice laced with venom.
Now that it's all said and done,
I can't believe you were the one
To build me up and tear me down,
Like an old abandoned house.
"Work ran late again, love." He told you and walked over to place a kiss on your lips. You turned your head to the side. "Honestly, love. We've been really busy lately."
"Do you think I'm stupid, Arthur?" You asked.
"Huh? What kind of question is that?"
"Just answer it, Kirkland."
"I don’t thin
Iceland x Reader ~Starbound~Iceland x Reader ~Starbound~2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Emil was waiting at the same spot you had first met him. Unlike before, you had come far into the night. It had taken some work, but with the help of the starlight and moon overhead, you were able to find his location without the use of a flashlight.
“You’re still here,” you breathed in relief. “I was afraid you might have disappeared.”
Emil made a face. “I’m not a ghost, you know,” he said, but it was almost impossible to believe such a statement when he had strange white hair and unusually pale lavender eyes.
You laughed. “Yeah, but I get the feeling that you’re more than what you appear to be—you know, with you being a star-seer and all.”
“No, I’m pretty normal.”
“I guess.” You dug your heels into the dirt. “Hey, do you mind going on a walk with me?”
In the soft white light, you could see a befuddled expression toying on Emil’s pale face. “Where t
Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 34Dragon!Norway x Reader ~The Dragonheart~ 342 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Everything between the time you had blacked out and the time you woke up in a cold, dark room was a blur. You couldn’t remember what you were supposed to be doing or why you were even here in the first place. Why hadn’t you just stayed behind that day back at the castle and slept in? It would have been much better than having to feed the dragons their daily helpings of food and clean up after them. The smaller one wouldn’t have grown attached to you, and the larger one wouldn’t have…
You buried your face into your hands.
The dragon you had journeyed with so far up until now was really gone. There wasn’t even any climatic suspense leading up to his ultimate demise; it just happened like that. In a blink of an eye, he had left you behind to wherever it is dragons go to when they die. You had never bothered to ask. There had been many questions you had wanted to ask him. Now, you’d never get the chance aga