wade liberation warwade liberation war2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Boy was about nineteen. A young man really, but his face made him look younger. Girl was younger, maybe fifteen, sixteen. Peter Bowen thought as he kept his distance considering the situation, studying the several people involved.
City of wade was under Arenian occupation for over three centuries now, and Arenian trackers seeking out mages to be drafted to their military force was hardly an unusual event. Most people who were learned in spellcasting kept their skills hidden, and their weapons were creatively concealed.
Still give it enough time and any trickery will stand revealed. Trackers were by now very skilled in noticing anything with engraved spellcasting spiral. A ring, a stick, the smallest of things. They knew what they were looking for.
This was what baffled peter as he studied the unfolding situation. Boy was blatantly wearing two short swords with the casting spiral boldly and prominently visible on their handles. Either he was a fool, of a foreigner who decide
Young Justice: Aftermath Chapter 4- NightwingBLÜDHAVENYoung Justice: Aftermath Chapter 4- Nightwing2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
April 1, 21:16 EDT
TEAM YEAR 7
“Just another night,” Dick reassured himself as he grabbed his black costume from the foot of the bed, slipping the skin-tight leather suit on. He stared at the bright blue insignia on the front, not even sure who “Dick Grayson” was anymore. Ever since Joker had attacked Gotham, nothing had been the same. He’d drowned himself in his work, merging himself with his Nightwing persona until they became one and the same.
Dick reached for his cell phone, typing in a familiar string of digits that he’d easily memorized over time. The phone rang six times, each one a dagger in his chest, before it released a clicking noise. He sat up hopefully, thinking that the phone had been answered, but was disappointed to find out he’d gone to voicemail.
“Hey, this is Barbara,” the voice on the other side spoke. “Sorry I couldn’t get to the phone.
Deadbolts Ch. 4Deadbolts Ch. 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
For what felt like an eternity, Casey drifted in and out of consciousness. Sometimes there was nothing, just black, and he was blissfully unaware of his pain. Then sometimes he was awake in a confusing, muddled blur of shifting images and colors and he could hear people talking, but their voices were warbling roars echoing inside his head. Sometimes he could see forms bending over him, could feel gentle hands on his face and wrapping bandages around him. He could feel his body shaking uncontrollably. Then there were those in-between stages where a mix of fragmented dreams and nightmares swirled around through his fevered brain, causing him to toss and turn and cry out. He saw his parents in his dreams. He saw Lance in his nightmares. He saw the Caps and the locker beam in all of them. How many times did he see Lance being locked? Too many. Images of his brother wearing one of those helmets, his eyes blank and unseeing, fighting alongside the Ucretians and enslaving the pop
Deadbolts Ch. 16Deadbolts Ch. 163 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The hallway was completely silent, which made Revis's footfalls seem even louder as his heavy boots landed on the steel. Not good when you were trying not to be seen. Why did it have to be so quiet? At least it wouldn't be hard to hear if someone was coming.
He stopped at the thick, tightly-sealed door and pulled the key card from his pocket. Bracing himself for the mechanical hiss, he inserted it into the slot and slipped inside as soon as there was a gap big enough to fit through. Then he hurried to the cell door and unlocked that too.
"Revis," said the soft, frightened, accented voice he'd come to know. "I thought you weren't coming."
He turned around and smiled when he saw her on the cot, knees hugged to her chest. "I told you I would. I just got a little hung up."
Vyra's expression softened and her chin sunk onto her knees. "Okay. I was starting to think you'd forgotten about me."
"I couldn't do that." He crossed the cell and sat beside her. "I promised, didn't I?"
Behind the Walls part 4The fear was getting worse. Lalna couldn't go ten seconds without looking over his shoulder. Several different times, he thought he saw something lurking behind the trees in the distance or poking out from a hole in the ground, but those illusions vanished as soon as he tried to focus on them.Behind the Walls part 46 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
It didn't take long for the sense of overwhelming fear and impending doom to start creeping up on him. The stormy weather didn't help the mood either.
He felt his heart racing, and after a bit longer, his vision started to blur as his mind was overrun with panic. He scratched at his arm so much that it hurt, but that itch along with the pain was a good anchor.
That, and Nano.
They were nowhere near their destination, and Nano knew that the only way they could make it there in time was if they flew or teleported. However, it was too stormy to fly, and every time Lalna teleported he risked waking the Enderbeast, something he swore never to do again. They had to walk, but they weren't moving fast en
Young Justice: Revolution Ep6- Test Part 1Star LabsYoung Justice: Revolution Ep6- Test Part 12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The lab was a normally pristine environment, but at the moment it looked nothing less than ‘lived in’. A long row of computers atop the stainless steel table were all quiet, their monitors dark except for the one in the middle. Around it sat several ceramic coffee cups, a few disposable ones from the closest java hut, and more crumpled candy bar wrappers than either of the two men who had eaten them cared to count or admit. One of them was leaning against the desk with his head propped up on his hand, studying the shadows on the desk. The other had pushed his chair away from the computer and was leaning back, his legs sprawled out in front of him and his arms crossed over his chest. His shirt sleeves, along with the ones of his sterile white coat were rolled up past his elbows. A quiet, but annoying, buzz drew the attention of both men, making them looks towards the illum
Young Justice: Revolution Ep6- Test Part 5August 13thYoung Justice: Revolution Ep6- Test Part 52 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
On the set, Gordon stands as pictures of lab rooms and destruction show behind him. His show is one of the most popular, especially with the current news on aliens and the controversial debate on whether they are friends or enemies. He stands center stage, looking out at his curious audience.
"So there we have it ladies and gentlemen: proof that there still are alien races out there that intend to do us harm." The image behind Gordon changes into another: it depicted Starfire lifting a bus. "Sure there are those who we have met that say they want to help us, but are they telling the truth?
"Earth needs to protect itself from the horrors that may unleash upon use from the stars," Gordan continues, "without having to rely on the unreliable members of the Justice League who have failed to capture these alien perpetrators. You need not worry, my friends. Fortunately, today's atta
Deadbolts Ch. 8Deadbolts Ch. 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He was sure his heart had stopped.
"Please forgive me, Casey," Lance said, hugging him tighter. "Oh man, I was so worried about you."
Casey couldn't talk. He couldn't breathe. He couldn't even form thoughts. All he could do was sit there and stare wide-eyed at nothing, with his mouth hanging open dumbly. He could feel Lance's hair brush against his face and the soft scratchiness of the wool fleece he always wore against his bare arms. He could feel his fingers digging into his back like he would never let go. The strong arms around him were definitely Lance's arms and his embrace was familiar. He'd hugged Casey like this before--after their father had been locked, after a close call with the Caps, even once when Casey had wandered off in the woods and it took Lance an hour to find him.
"Excuse me," said the woman's voice from the doorway. "Sir, I'm going to have to ask you to leave until I can verify your access."
Lance let Casey go and turned. "It's okay. This is my brot
Behind the Walls part 7 (Final)When Lalna blinked his eyes open, he saw the sky. The gray, stormy sky and turbulent clouds.Behind the Walls part 7 (Final)5 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
At first he was confused, but then he realized that his castle was gone, and he was lying at the bottom of the crater where it used to be. The bomb had annihilated everything. The castle, and the flux. It was all gone.
His ears were ringing, and he knew he was hurt, but he couldn't quite register the pain yet. Looking down, he saw that splotches of blood were slowly spreading across the right side of his chest. Whatever had injured him – which was most likely the shrapnel from the explosion – must have hit his lung, because he was having trouble breathing. He also glanced over at his right arm and saw that the sleeve of his lab coat had burnt away, and his arm between his elbow and shoulder was covered in blood, the flesh torn to bits to the point where he could see the bones beneath the muscle.
As if in a trance, he looked around again. It took a minute for his vision to focus, but
Young Justice: Revolution - Episode 8 Hope Part 1YOUNG JUSTICE: INVASION EP 8 HOPEYoung Justice: Revolution - Episode 8 Hope Part 12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
San Francisco, Resistance HQ
May 17 08:16 PDT
Kid Flash is running on a treadmill, with monitors set to his bare chest. Machines are beeping at his side. Miss Martian hovers nearby with her hands clasped, wearing a worried expression. She turns her towards Michael who is monitoring the machine’s displays. He looks carefully at Wally’s heart rate and muscle activity before turning a dial. The readings increase as the speedometer passes 200 mph.
“How are feeling Wally?” Michael asks without taking his eyes of the screen.
Wally laughs and replies, “I’m only in first gear.” The pains have stopped, and he is now getting a feel for the extra speed that was hiding within. It surged with the newly given opportunity.
“Well, make certain you will stay in that gear, thank you. I don’t want to make another running machine for you after the first three.” He pauses and glances over all of the screen, a
Young Justice: Revolution Ep5- Flashback Part 4San Francisco, Resistance HQYoung Justice: Revolution Ep5- Flashback Part 42 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
May 15 08:30 PDT
M’Gann stood at the door of Wally’s room, her hands clasped in front of her. She stared down at herself, finding a strange comfort in the familiarity of her paler skin. The usual green hue seemed to unnerve some of the humans around the base, so she’d taken to walking around this way instead. Though the color of her skin had changed, the scar marring one side of her face was still there. Her black and red uniform morphed into rather plain looking military fatigues, the same as the ones she’d given Wally the night before. With the thought at the forefront of her mind, M’Gann turned and looked at the door, only able to imagine what Wally’s night had been like.
After everything he’d learned, she doubted he would have been able to sleep. Knowing the speedster like she did, it was far more likely his mind had kept him up most of the night, agoni
Young Justice: Revolution Ep5- Flashback Part 2San Francisco, Resistance HQYoung Justice: Revolution Ep5- Flashback Part 22 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
May 14 21:16 PDT
Wally opened his eyes slowly, trying to adjust to the light. It wasn’t bright in the room, but it was a drastic change compared to the darkness behind his eyes. A steady beeping sounded in his ears as he turned his head, making out blurred shapes around him. He was in a different room, this one looking much cozier than his cell had. As he say up his muscles clenched in protest, but he managed. Cringing a little he focused his eyes on the shape closest to him. Blinking rapidly to clear his vision, he realized it was M’Gann leaning on the side of the bed he was lying in. She was asleep, slumped over onto the bed from the chair she was sitting in. The sight brought a smile to his face as he looked at her. It was strange to see a person he remembered as a girl looking so much older than before.
That’s going to take some getting used to. Wally thought to himself
Young Justice: Revolution Ep9- Loss Part 2RhelasiaYoung Justice: Revolution Ep9- Loss Part 22 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Superboy sat up, leaning over to Miss Martian; she blinked at him a little bleary eyed, but seemed to be recovering from the stun. The pair stared up at the ring of guns surrounding them, Sportsmaster staring back with his arms crossed over his chest. His masked face was expressionless, yet somehow unbearably ominous at the same time.
“Looks like we’ve got some uninvited guests.” He said laughing low and without humor.
Aqualad, we’ve been compromised. Miss Martian’s voice sounded only slightly weak now, but she remained lying on the floor.
We are nearly to your location. Aqualad’s reply came quickly, sounding confident despite the situati
Young Justice: Revolution Ep9- Loss Part 1Central CityYoung Justice: Revolution Ep9- Loss Part 12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Late afternoon sunlight pleasantly warmed the park. The summer weather had been good to the plant life making everything grow and flourish. The grass was a healthy shade of dark green and soft to the touch, carefully manicured around the concrete paths crisscrossing the area. Tall trees dotted the lawns creating ample shade for the park’s occupants to lounge in. A few couples walked along the paths, some hand in hand, others with their arms around one another. Children chased each other across the grass, caught up in games of epic battles and thrills. A small playground was teeming with them, each one the ruler of their own castle. Parents stood nearby or sat on benches, keeping watch over their precious charges. Everything in the park seemed new and full of life, even the white stone statue that stood at its center. It depicted a young man standing proudly, a lightning
Young Justice: Revolution Ep3- Devastated Part 2Each step was a battle as Wally walked looking for any sign of the Team. As far as he could see there was nothing but snow, ice, and wind leaving him in a blinding white wasteland. On instinct he reached for the radio that was always securely nestled in the curve of his ear, letting out a defeated breath when he found it wasn’t there. As the air left his lungs, it was replaced by the now familiar feeling of liquid fire burned through veins. The sensation sent him back to his knees where shards of ice dug sharply into his skin. Then it was gone, just a suddenly at it had appeared. With shaky breath pulling in gulps of air, Wally got back to his feet. One more glance around confirmed his fear. Numb with cold, unclothed and exhausted, he was going to have to run all the way home.Young Justice: Revolution Ep3- Devastated Part 22 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
After taking a moment to orient himself he started off south, slowly building up speed as he went. Warmth spread through his muscles, a sma
Behind the Walls part 5Xephos had been struggling with his restraints since they were put on. He was shaking with rage and constantly fighting, and Honeydew had to struggle to keep him walking. However, he knew they still weren't moving fast enough.Behind the Walls part 56 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
By the time the storm above them began to intensify, Xephos was wild with rage. He was shaking and thrashing and screaming, his eyes deranged and bloodshot. Honeydew couldn't get too close to him, so he had to put a collar and chain around Xephos' neck and drag him along. It was like trying to keep a wild animal under control.
Honeydew couldn't help but be reminded of a bedrock zombie when he looked at his best friend.
They were getting closer to the coordinates and the cure when it all went wrong.
Xephos suddenly dropped to his knees. He started shaking so hard Honeydew thought he was convulsing. Then suddenly, there was a blinding flash of light. Honeydew stumbled backwards, shielding his eyes. A moment later, the light was gone, and he dared a peek.
Deadbolts Ch. 17Deadbolts Ch. 173 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Casey laid awake that night, thinking about what Faze had said. And about Jade. The conversation in the hallway had sent him into spiral of emotions and he didn't know what to think.
Jade had never mentioned Faze, but he couldn't believe they'd ever been a couple. But there did seem to be a lot she was hiding. He felt guilty when he realized he was curious about what it could be. How did Faze know what she looked like underneath her hair? Had she shown him?
The thought caused jealousy to start boiling up inside him. Why would she tell Faze and not him? Maybe he was just overreacting. There could be a multitude of reasons to explain it. He couldn't jump to conclusionsat least not until he got some answers. Now he was really going to have to fight the urge to ask her about it. She would probably get mad if he did. But what could possibly be so wrong with her that she would want to hide it? He knew it was Jade's business and it wasn't his place to go poking around
Deadbolts Ch. 11Deadbolts Ch. 113 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The test was forgotten. As soon as she got Casey back to his room, Jade went straight to the confinement wing like Revis told her, even though she was supposed to go back to the training facility. Suddenly the examination didn't seem nearly as important.
"Revis?" she called as she jogged down the hall toward the cells. "Revis!"
"Over here," he answered, stepping out from a doorway.
A loud crashing noise came from inside the room, like a chair had been thrown.
Jade walked up to him. "Revis, what's going on? What's going on in there?"
She made to go through the door, but Revis barred it with his arm. "Wait, Jade. Don't go in."
"Wait? Why'd you tell me to come down here if I can't go in?"
He glanced over his shoulder into the room as another crash sounded, louder and harder this time. "Just hold on. Tamm and Jarrin are getting her restrained."
"Restrained?" She tried to peer over Revis's shoulder. "Why does she need to be restrained?"
"She's ah " He looked
Ender Curse part 13 (Final)Ender Curse part 13 (Final)7 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
The others quickly gathered around Xephos, staring at the device. They could clearly see the two different signals.
Both of the signals were weak, but they were still there.
Lalna's signal was still there. It could only be there if he was still alive.
“Oh my god,” choked out Xephos. “Lalna's still alive...”
“But... but we saw that thing stab him through the chest!” exclaimed Honeydew. “He even turned back into a human, and the poison started killing him!”
Xephos shook his head. “We would have know if he had died, right? We would have felt it...”
Sjin nodded. “But if it's still showing both of them, doesn't that mean the mutant is still alive too?”
No sooner did he say that than the mutant's signal on the tracker disappeared. And a split second later, an explosion rocked the ground, knocking them all to their knees. The sun disappeared and the sky above them suddenly turned as black as night, and the air became so c
Young Justice:Revolution Ep10-Red Part3September 4thYoung Justice:Revolution Ep10-Red Part32 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Paula Crocks sleeps peacefully, unaware of the threat that looms beside her. At the end of the bed, the same man that killed so many shadows stands and aims his gun at the woman. As he cocks back the hammer of the gun, the supposedly sleeping woman surprises him, throwing high the bed sheets and obscuring the man’s vision. For an instant a bullet flares, but in his blindness the shot misses its mark. Paula shifts her mass to the side of the bed, reaching for the bedside drawer. She pulls out a miniature crossbow and turns to aim, but her hands are forced back into the bed’s headboard. Her shot goes wide, and her hands are still pinned by the man’s one hand; his other holds a gun aimed at Paula’s forehead.
“Very nice try,” Red Hood says wit
Young Justice: Revolution Ep3- Devastated Part 3Palo AltoYoung Justice: Revolution Ep3- Devastated Part 32 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Wally came to a standstill in the middle of the city. He’d run up and down streets and alleys, finding himself wishing he could find someone, anyone. The entire city was devoid of life. The scene was the same as it had been in San Francisco, but seemed to get worse the farther he went. There were overturned cars, broken and disfigured. Buildings were collapsing in on themselves littering the ground with massive chunks of concrete and stone. Every breath he took was clogged with dust. The asphalt of the streets was torn apart as if an earthquake had dislodged it from its rightful place. As Wally turned in a circle staring at the destruction around him, he noticed that almost everything was scorched. The paint was burned from the cars leaving them all black and charred. Long streaks of soot adorned the few walls that still stood. When he looked down, light drifts of ash were swirling ar
Deadbolts Ch. 12Deadbolts Ch. 123 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The dining hall was loud and boisterous. They went through the serving line and got their dinner, and then Jade led Casey to a small round table in the corner of the room. Revis was already there waiting on them.
"Perks of being one of the heads of the tech department," he told him, making a wide sweeping gesture with his hand. "You get your very own private table."
Casey smiled crookedly. "Nifty." He seated himself and Jade took the chair to the right of him. "So, what's the deal with the Ucretian?"
"Well, we didn't learn much about her. Apparently her name is Vyra Berre. We ran it through our databases but nothing came up."
"Did she tell you anything after I left?" Jade asked.
Revis shook his head. "We tried but nothing. I might go in later and try again, because I think you were rightthere's more to why she was in the woods than what she said. It's probably not relevant, but I want to be sure."
His sister nodded.
Casey stared down at his plate, not feeling
ravine bonus story- hurrons taleravine bonus story- hurrons tale3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Bear . Wolf, eagle. Always these beasts could turn the hunter into prey. Hurron knew this, it was a knowledge his father taught him well on his first bleeding of the snow.
Up in the cold you keep these three rulers in mind at all times, especially at the winters end, for wolf is still rabid with winters hunger. Bear awakens from its slumber sharing the same thought as the wolf, and northern eagles, they are always a threat. In time, they learned to wound their prey and watch it bleed to death. Yes, three ruled the mountains, but on the day of bleeding of the snow, they were all prey
Hurron pretended to be sleeping, while he watched his son standing guard by the fire. Boy has grown strong, stronger than the old wives of the village have foreseen. However, that was not surprising. Hurron never looked kindly on the self-proclaimed prophets. Fate is what one makes of it, and his
Young Justice: Revolution Ep8 -Hope Part 2San Francisco UndergroundYoung Justice: Revolution Ep8 -Hope Part 22 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
May 17 08:46 PDT
A rat crawls along the line of the dark tunnel. The silence disturbed by a sharp sound, sending the rodent fleeing into the shadows as a large black Humvee carriage and another Humvee drive by.
The source of light inside the dark room are three red bulbs, evenly spread along the ceiling of the carriage and creating an ominous glow. The lights shine onto the transported people: twenty heavily armed men in black-ops gear, silently waiting for orders. Michael, dressed similarly, straightens himself and looks out to his men.
“Right, listen up! We have two new additions to the squads today: the Martian Manhunter and the Flash.” Michael does not turn back to see Wally’s eyes go wide. “These two will be pivotal in the success of today's operation, so we have to cut the traditional welcome rituals for the moment.”
He nods to Devastation, who pushes a button on the side of the carriage. A hologram of the city appears