China x Assassin!Reader ~Death's Wings~ 2~Death’s Wings~ 2
A.N.: The “-----” mark signifies a time skip. The “~~~~~” mark signifies a switch in point of view.
_______________, as Yao had named her, was an odd thing. She seemed to be fond of zhongzi, sticky rice wrapped in bamboo leaves, and she ate it like a ravenous bird.
“I don’t understand how something like you will be able to protect me,” he sighed. “You’re too small and weak. You don’t look frightening or fast. Are you really going to prove your worth to me and lead my family to greatness?”
_______________ didn’t say anything. She merely sat in her spot and continued to eat. Even though she ate quickly, she was careful to swallow every grain of sticky rice with care. At least she had manners.
“I wish you could at least talk to me,” he muttered. “It’s not fun to have a companion who’s quiet all of the time.
Unsurprisingly, ______________ remained sile
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Yao had been playing in the family garden when his father came to him dragging a large chain with something hobbling timidly behind him.
“Yao, listen closely to me,” his father said as he knelt down. “In a few more years, you will be the next successor to our family’s estate. There will be many people who will want to take your fortune away from you, and there will be people who will even try to kill you.”
The child swallowed. He was young, but he was wise enough to know the power his family’s name carried. As the oldest son, the responsibility fell on him to carry out his duty as the next head of the Wangs.
“I have brought something to protect you,” his father continued. “She is a very powerful asset, the best of the best. Where your wisdom will be your shield, her power will be your sword.”
Curious, Yao craned his neck over his father’s shoulder, but his father stopped him.
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As predicted, little Mei was crying beside her remaining brothers when Yao and Kiku returned. There was a gathering of servants and maids waiting by the entrance for the eldest son’s return along with many other men Yao had never seen before.
“So you’ve finally returned,” one of the men said to Yao as he dismounted. “Long before his passing, your father had already prepared a list of grantings he had planned for you. If you and your siblings would please come with us to the main chambers, we will read off his parting statement.”
Yao looked to Kiku before making any response. Kiku had a calm look on his face. Exhausted, but calm.
“Very well,” he then said. “Everyone, let’s go.”
“Yao, where’s Yong Soo?” Mei suddenly asked. “How come he’s not here?”
Yao pressed his lips together. It was one thing to know that their father had died, but it was another to know that t
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The mountain resort was a pleasant little retreat that the Wangs had gone to when their mother had been alive. They had all been very young, but each and every one of them remembered a fond memory of when they had played there as children long ago.
“Remember when we were playing hide-and-seek, and Mei never found a single one of us?” Leon smirked. “I think we made her cry, right?”
“I remember that,” Mei laughed. “I was so scared. I thought you all left me behind. You guys were so mean!”
“We would never do that to you,” Kiku assured his sister. “It was just a little harmless fun.”
“We would also run in the forest looking for young bamboo,” Cheng brought up. “The bamboo would always grow so fast. You could even hear them cracking in the forest as they grew.”
“Yeah, and we thought they were evil forest spirits or something,” Mei said.
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Kiku looked up at whatever sky he could see through the tall overhead of bamboo leaves. There was a faint wind weaving through the thickets, and clouds starting to roll in from the south.
“Huh.” Leon looked up. “Looks like it might even rain.”
“Ah, that means we won’t be able to look for mushrooms…” Mei groaned, disappointed.
“But that means we’ll be able to stay together inside the resort,” Kiku pointed out.
Leon spat. “That also means being stuck inside with that thing.”
Suddenly, the men heard the sharp sound of a broomstick clattering onto the stone floor. Mei looked far more than troubled.
“What’s wrong with you, Leon?” she asked, her voice far below normally audible. Both her brothers knew what this meant: she was upset. Nevertheless, she wasn’t going to get a direct answer out of Leon.
“What about me?” he threw back.
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It was quiet that night. You could already hear the storm clouds rolling in, shaking the windows and disturbing the foliage outside. Your master was peacefully sleeping in his own separate room as well as all of his siblings. In addition to that, it didn’t appear that in such a remote place with such a fierce storm coming outside that there would be any danger coming to this place. All was well.
Cheng could have sworn he heard something that sounded like a whisper. Being a logical person, he had never believed in the supernatural forces that his siblings had been so fond of, but as he opened his eyes, he couldn't see anyone in sight.
Who’s there? he wondered as he reached for his spectacles by his bedside.
Then, he stopped. There was that sound again. As he stayed absolutely still, he could hear the wind whistling outside. Perhaps that was the noise that had startled him.
Never mind. No sound of the wind could
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“It’s been getting really hot this summer, hasn’t it?” Mei asked as she and the youngest of her older brothers carried large crates of old trinkets towards the storage room.
“Yeah,” Leon agreed. “I’d forgotten how humid it gets here, too.”
Mei smiled. “It’s nice to see you visiting again, Leon. You’ve been gone for so long, I thought maybe you had broken away from us.”
Leon scoffed. “No, I just needed some time away from the main estate. It gets too crowded around here with everyone being under one roof. I’m surprised you can stand it. Then again, you were always the crybaby of the family.”
“Hey! Don’t call me that!” Mei pouted.
“She’s right, Leon. It’s not nice to tease our sister.”
At the sound of a familiar voice, Leon turned his head towards the garden. He knew who that was.
“Cheng,” he smiled. “It’
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No one could remember the last time they had seen Yao come out of his personal chambers since the funeral. All of the family members were still wearing white garbs and robes. Things hadn’t been the same. Even the staff was feeling the tension in the estate so much so that some had even asked to resign. The Wang’s home had become an unbearably suffocating place to live in.
Cheng could still remember the incident as though it had happened yesterday. He continued to play it over and over in his head, thinking of the different angles he could have taken, wishing there had been something more he could have done.
If I hadn’t been so foolish and had looked in both rooms, I could have stopped her, he thought. I could have said the right things to her. Mei would not have gone out, she would not have slipped. We would still be talking together…
Leon had changed. He didn’t look contemptuous or regretful. His face had gone blank
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Yao was still shaking from the shock that had completely taken over his body when he had opened his eyes. His once white room that had been adorned to mourn his lost siblings was now absolutely stained with the crimson, rustic red color of blood.
Leon released his dagger from his hands and fell to the floor. Cheng did the same.
Only after seeing his dying brothers and his companion draped motionlessly on the ground did Yao realize what had happened.
_______________ was still alive but barely breathing. Rich blood oozed out of her deep wound inflicted by Leon’s dagger. She had been stabbed completely through, but by some unfathomable desire to live, she still hung on in between the balance of life and death.
When Leon’s dagger had completely gone through _____________, it did not stop there. The sheer force he had used, gathered by his utter loathing for what Yao had done, had powered his attack enough to stab clean into the flesh of another p
Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 7~The Halo Effect~ 7Denmark x Reader x Scotland ~The Halo Effect~ 79 months ago in Romance More Like This
Neither of you said very much during the car ride if anything at all. All the while, Allistor had an expression that made it look like he wanted to desperately tell you something.
If you want to say something, why don’t you? you wondered as you looked at his reflection in the window.
Much like his apartment, Allistor’s car carried around the faint stench of cigarette smoke. It wasn’t a filthy car, but you were convinced that if you looked hard enough, you would be able to find a cigarette butt or a bottle of alcohol somewhere tucked underneath the seats.
What am I thinking? Allistor’s not that type of person, you thought. Sure, your friend might have enjoyed the usual share of smoking and drinking, but he wasn’t like those irresponsible indulgers—not like a certain guy you knew, anyway.
“______________...” Allistor suddenly brought up.
“Yeah?” you responded, not bothering to turn your head.
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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
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Fifteen messages, you sighed as you pocketed your phone. You had a feeling Mathias would try to call you and find out where you were so you had switched your phone to its silent mode when you drove to Allistor’s bar just the night before.
“Are you going to reply?” Allistor asked noticing your conflicted expression.
“I don’t know,” you said. “Well, I’m going to talk to him either way, but I don’t feel that doing it over the phone is the best method.”
Your friend’s emerald eyes narrowed. “______________, remember what I said—”
“I know, I know,” you interrupted him. “I might say something different the moment I look at him, is that right?”
“It’s not just that,” Allistor added. “Who knows what his mental state is like after knowing you left him?” He paused. “You never did tell me what happened.”
You rubbed your neck
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Allistor heard the first customer of the night coming through the stained glass door. He expected it to be someone fresh out of work ready to drown his troubles in alcohol or get a little buzzed before heading on back home. This time, however, he couldn’t be sure what to make of this person taking a seat in his usual stool right in front of him.
“How’s it going, Allistor?” Mathias greeted his old friend with a usual, tired smile.
The bartender gave him a look of disapproval.
What business does he still have here? he wondered. Then, he thought about it. It didn’t take a genius to remember that ____________ had stayed over at his apartment. Even Mathias would have remembered that. He must have been here to clear things up if ______________ didn’t get around to it.
“What’ll it be, Mathias?” Allistor asked in his usual bartender-to-customer tone.
“Nothing,” Mathias said. “I’m just here
Never Too Late 02 [Agent!Norway x Agent!Reader]Never Too Late 02 [Agent!Norway x Agent!Reader]8 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Warning: Minor language
Chapter 02: Crashing the Party
You fixed youself; made sure that your hair was neat, applied a bit of makeup, and finally... that damn gown that was sent to you. Of course, you had your favourite knife strapped to your thigh, and your gun to the other. You then placed the ring that was given to you.
You made your way to the lobby and saw Lukas on one of the couches. He looked rather handsome in that suit of his. You stood infront of him and as you were about to say something...
"I expected Mathias to finish preparing ahead of you. I guess I was wrong." He paused. "...and might I add that you look lovely this evening, Agent (last name)."
"Thanks." You sat beside him. "I know I'm missing a lot but... How'd I know who's Gilbert? I've rarely heard of him. It's not like I'm even assigned around here..." You nervously laughed at the thought that you'd make such a lame excuse.
"He's an albino. He's rather loud and annoying. And once you hear
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A human’s appetite fell short to a dragon’s. When you had invited Mathias into your house, he had just about devoured everything you had be it the stale two-day-old bread you had stored in the cupboard to the jar of turnip preservatives your mother had instructed you to eat along with the bread. All had been consumed by Mathias.
“I can’t believe you recognized me after all of these years,” you breathed in relief. “I was really afraid you had forgotten about me…”
“Oh courff nough!” Mathias beamed, his mouth full of bread. You assumed he had meant to say, “Of course not!”
He swallowed. “Gods, I can’t remember the last time I had a real meal! It feels like forever!”
You pressed your lips. “N-Not to pry or anything, but where were you all of these years, Mathias? I was…” You clenched your fists together. “I was worried about you…”
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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
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Being the nearest, Lukas had been the first one to reach his friend’s side and examine his condition.
“He’s breathing…” he murmured. “The fool’s barely conscious, but he’s alive.”
“Thank the gods…” you breathed in relief.
“~~~~~~~~~, are you able to read his thoughts?” Emil asked.
In response, the Dragonheart remained still and silent, appearing to be in deep concentration. Amidst the deep blue light, you were able to catch a quick expression here and there: confusion, frustration, and finally, defeat.
She shook her head. “I can’t. Something’s wrong. All I hear is silence.”
The Divine Keeper of the Sapphire Flames snorted. “As expected from him.”
“Lukas, that’s not funny,” ~~~~~~~~~ frowned. “It’s not the usual silence, either. It’s like he’s dead…”
“But he’s not,” you said. “
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The dragons that had been accompanying the Dragonheart had helped her take Mathias into your house. Never mind worrying about your parents coming in and asking you why there were four strangers in your house; you were more worried about whether Mathias was going to be alright or not.
Lukas, also known as the former dragon, Divine Keeper of the Sapphire Flames, was muttering to himself about how much of a reckless fool Mathias had been.
“What an idiot going out of his way to come back to this village,” he hissed. “Once a fool, always a fool.”
“Shut up, Lukas,” the Dragonheart snapped. “Don’t forget I can read your thoughts. I know you’re worried about him, too.”
At this point, you figured Lukas would have clamped his mouth shut, but that would have only caused him to project even more of his inner thoughts.
Reading the minds of dragons and being able to telepathically communicate with them was this Dragonheart
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You winced. Ever since finding out about Mathias’ true intentions of returning to your village, you had begun to pace back and forth well into early evening when your parents had returned home.
By then, of course, you had cleaned up the house along with ~~~~~~~~~~ and Emil’s help. Mathias was in no condition to be wasting his lingering strength on chores, and Lukas had thought himself too above cleaning up after “measly humans.”
The remark had earned him yet another contemptuous blow on the head by the Dragonheart.
“Father, Mother, listen to me,” you pleaded. “I’ve been wanting to see the world for so long—not just through the stories I’ve been told, but with my own eyes! Now that Dragonrise is here, we won’t have to worry about any shortages of food. A-And Mathias is a strong dragon. For crying out loud! The Dragonheart and her dragons are coming along!”
“We said not
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Everything was black to you, but from the intense volume of the Dragonheart’s and Emil’s voices, you knew something dreadful was afoot.
“Lukas, no!” Emil yelled at his brother.
There was a loud cluttering noise followed by a sharp snapping sound that sounded distinctly of wood breaking in two.
“Gods!” Tino gasped. “Be careful! If you kill Mathias now, _____________’s parents will— ”
“I’m sick of your rubbish, you insolent, obnoxious oaf!” Lukas snarled from across the space. “Making us go out there like that and risking ~~~~~~~~~ and my brother’s lives for nothing! I hope you rot in that pathetic body of yours!”
“Lukas! Lukas stop it, or by Eliatha I swear I’ll never speak to you again!”
“Stay out of this, ~~~~~~~~~!” you heard the Derailed Knave of Strong Flinging snap. “This is my business just as much as it
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“Goddammit!” you screamed. “Lili Zwingli! It’s Lili motherfucking Zwingli!”
Vash snorted and pointed the smoking gun away from you. Gilbert wiped the sweat off his brow. Vladimir cowered into a ball and turned sadly away from you.
“See?” Vash said. “It wasn’t that hard.”
“Thanks, Vash,” you muttered. “I didn’t mean to offend you or your sister.” Then, you looked at your soul mate. He had some explaining to do.
“____________,” Gilbert spoke up, “we should go— ”
“Hold the fuck on, Gilbert,” you growled. “I’ve got something I need to take care of.”
“I hope this doesn’t take long,” Vash murmured to Gilbert.
Then, the GERUN members watched as you marched right over to your vampire and held him high in the air with your raw strength.
“You…” you growled as you stared into Vladimir
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Emil was telling the truth when he had said the Eye of the Topaz Blizzard would have a freezing-cold touch when you first came in contact with his scales. The literal moment you laid your hands on his dragon body, you pulled back in shock, surprised a dragon, a creature whose soul was born of fire, could feel colder than the coldest ice.
Now, however, you had grown accustomed to the dragon’s back as you looked through Mathias’ eyes to make note of your condition.
“You doing okay, _____________?!” Mathias shouted at you from atop the Golden Sentinel’s back.
“Y-Yeah…” you answered in response. Tino was notably easier to hang onto as compared to Emil. He was just a little smaller than Emil making his back more comfortable to ride on and his neck easier to grip—just a little.
During this time, since you were airborne, you decided to take the liberty of testing out your Dragonsight on each of the five dragons present.
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“Rrrrgh! My instincts tell me that the left way is the right way to go so we should go left!”
“You just said the right way is the left way to go, so right it is.”
“That’s not what I said! That’s not what I said at all!”
You sighed. For dragons well over three hundred years old at the least, the Blade of the Ruby Seas and the Golden Sentinel could really act like children when butting heads.
Tino… you groaned, stamping your foot in impatience. Does this kind of thing happen back at the mountain?
“Well, Mathias wasn’t always around, but they could get into little fights here and there,” you dragon’s soul responded to your question.
The Wings of the Opal Skies and the Divine Keeper of the Sapphire Flames had taken their leave several hours ago. As expected, Lukas had made contact with the Dragonheart, and a little while after, the
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The temperature of a dragon was notably hotter than that of a human. You had remembered coming in contact with Mathias and Emil in the past; both of them had been warm to the touch despite not bothering to wear gloves in the middle of winter. Dragons were truly remarkable beings.
Now, even as your eyes lay staring off into nothingness, your sight had increased by astronomical amounts; through the eyes of a dragon, you were able to see as far as the highest visible peak of Eldur Mountain. Beyond the vicious black clouds was said to be a large fiery pit, a haven for the dragons and the sacred place where their souls were reborn into new bodies.
As Mathias breathed through his nostrils, you could see the visible puffs of condensed water solidifying into water droplets all around. Unlike a human, it was as though there really was a fire in his lungs. The little puffs of humidity that came out of your and ~~~~~~~~~’s nostrils were nothing compared to the dragons’.
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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