STARS ABOVE: Chapter 21STARS ABOVE: Chapter 212 years ago in Romance More Like This
***[Author's Note] To all my readers: I'm truly sorry for the long delay between this chapter and the last. I had just finished the most recent part of My Sunshine when a personal crisis struck out of the blue, one that's forced me to put my writing aside entirely for almost a month. It's not something I wish to discuss here, but you all should know that I'm slowly improving thanks to treatment and my family's support (not to mention all of yours). I think I've mostly succeeded in putting my life back together, but with these things, you never really know. The delays should be less often in the future, but they may still happen. Again, thanks for your patience. - BHS***
CHAPTER 21: I Wish
You are now ready.
Yes, I am.
You know what you must do? You understand your purpose?
And you know exactly what fulfilling that purpose means, do you not?
I do. I accept i
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 14STARS ABOVE: Chapter 143 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 14: You're in Love, Aren't You?
Hiiragi Household, Takanomiya
It had been ten minutes now.
Ten minutes since she'd seen that.
Kagami knew on some level that she was being ridiculous. Tsukasa was almost seventeen, and Miyuki just a few months younger. Both were well past old enough to make their own decisions. Why shouldn't they have a relationship? Why shouldn't they do that with-
Her skin crawled, and she rubbed her arms frantically. Because the very image was so desperately wrong, that was why; it was out of place with her entire universe. Her twin sister was the goofball who put off her homework during breaks until the night before, the one who constantly broke or misplaced her cell phone, the one who slept until one in the afternoon and still felt tired. And Miyuki was the perfect young lady, what Konata called the "embodiment of moe": a walking encyclopedia, slightly klutzy, deathly afraid of dentists an
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 7STARS ABOVE: Chapter 73 years ago in Romance More Like This
Author's Note: This chapter is a bit late due to a very stubborn illness. I apologize for the delay, and I hope it's worth the wait.
CHAPTER 7: Sorry for the Deception
Tokyo Univesity Dorms
"Ossu," said the young woman on the bed. Her nose was buried in a very thick and complicated law textbook, and didn't look to be surfacing any time soon. The book was propped up in front of her on the bed, and soft chewing sounds came from behind it as her mouth worked on a stick of her favorite chocolate pocky. She looked quite different from the girl who attended Ryouou High years ago; taller and fuller-bodied, perhaps a little heavier than she would like, due to a college student's diet. Her pigtails were gone, replaced by a ponytail tied halfway down her back. Lately she had taken to wearing reading glasses… not that she really needed them yet, but with the amount of small-printed text
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Oh Is it such a crime?
To feed little orphans,
They say that I'm a monster,
But that can't be true!
Electric costs have gone way down
since I Killed Pikachu
Is it such a problem?
Why is it no fun?
That once a week I snap, and try
to kill everyone!
It's not my fault that I'm so
Even though I want to conquer
England France and Spain
Why is it forbidden,
Why does it Disappoint?
Why is it so horrible?
to think Hitler had a point
There is no other person
that I would rather be!
Than Homicidal, Genocidal,
Evil little me!
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You want your freedom? Take it.
That's what I'm counting on.
A trail of trodden spikes cuts the field in two oceans on their own, each indifferent to the other's gold.
On its length, one can easily read the traces left by a journey. There are footprints with a steady, regular rhythm – those feet have run for miles and seldom paused.
The traces of the traveller's breaks are neatly shaped, all in the same way. Very distant from each other, but regular, they show where a heavy flat object has broken more stems with its weight.
Then the areas become wider, after what must be the distance of long hours. They grow in number and frequency, interrupting a straight line that is melting into a wave a path so full of bends and stops that it almost becomes a broken line, broken by hardships, by struggles to go on.
Halfway through the long road, a cube is found, abandoned on a corner of wheat. It is covered in dirt and mud, with clean handprints all over the surface. Those
1 World, 2 Of Us(NELLIS)-CHAPTER 11 World, 2 Of Us(NELLIS)-CHAPTER 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Nick slicked his hand through his black hair as he watched Rochelle and Coach talk about where to go next on the map that was laid out on the wooden table, uncaring, as long as they got out of this safe house, and safely into the next. It was quite a way until the next safe house, about 10 miles, but if they walked fast all day and all night, they would make it just fine. The question was, were they up to it?
His gaze wandered to the Hick-Boy, watching Ellis intently load his guns with his face superbly close to the actual gun. What, was he study it? How dumb…it was a fucking gun. Nothing else to it. But no, Ellis just had to take the time to examine every little fucking thing. What a fucking hillbilly. But, whatever. Let Ellis get killed. Like Nick cared!
You know the feeling of someone watching you? It itches at you, makes you tense, and is just unbearable…you have to look up. Ellis paused his actions and looked up at Nick, frozen completely by the gambler's intense icy-glare. "Wha'
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"Okay, so that will be three then?" the man behind the counter asked.
"Just one," Hel responded.
"We're here to carry stuff and for moral support," Marsha explained.
Hel didn't respond to Marsha's comment as the toy came out and was placed on the counter in front of her. She pulled out her debit card and turned it over to the cashier while she leaned her weight against the counter and hugged the toy to her possessively.
"Okay, there you are," the man said with a smile that strained a little as he got a good look at Hel.
"I'll take that," Marsha said in a friendly tone as she noted Issa hesitating to suggest doing that.
"I can carry tha " Hel started to protest.
"No, you can't," the other girl said. "So let's go somewhere and you can open it."
"I'll open it in the dorm room," Hel grumbled as Marsha took the bag and they started out of the toy store. "I can't open it here without breaking the box."
"Where's the fun in that?" Marsha wondered.
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 2STARS ABOVE: Chapter 23 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 2: You Should Stay Away From Me
Homura Akemi was mobbed the moment the next break started. Kagami watched as a crowd gathered around the new girl's desk, all clamoring at once and asking her questions. So much was to be expected… a new student was always an event.
For her part, Akemi seemed to answer even the most inane questions cordially, though she still never changed her expression or raised her voice above a monotone: "Yes," she said, "I moved here from a city called Mitakihara." "I've been homeschooled until recently due to illness." "No, I don't want to join the computer club, thank you."
Kagami waited until the mob had cleared, then stood up and walked over to make her own introduction. She was determined to be friendly, despite still feeling rattled by that cold stare from earlier… "Excuse me, Akemi-san?"
Akemi didn't answer. She merely sat and stared out the window, her face still set like stone.
"I'm Kagami Hiiragi, the class rep," said
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 5STARS ABOVE: Chapter 53 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 5: It's Not What It Looks Like
Kagami stared up at Homura, letting that information sink in. Neither of us killed it… you did. It should have had an effect on her, but she only felt numbness… her limbs felt like someone had replaced her muscles with lead. You did. That was impossible... she had been helpless in the grip of those hand creatures, barely even able to struggle, and on top of that she had blacked out after a few seconds. All she had been able to do to the Demon was-
Homura's eyes widened in concern as Kagami inexplicably started to laugh. "Hiiragi-san?"
"Ha ha ha… I'm fine," gasped Kagami, though even laughing was an effort. "Honestly, you should be thanking me. Turns out killing them is easy. You don't even need magic, you just have to hit them with school bags…"
She smiled. "Really, Homura, stop joking around and tell me what happ
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 11STARS ABOVE: Chapter 113 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 11: When to Let Go
The Fourth's Lair, Kasukabe
Desideria pouted as she ran her hands over the curves of the Puella Magi's frozen body, avoiding the lance sticking through her midsection. The girl was still warm and soft underneath the golden shell, she knew, but she couldn't feel her wonderful warmth without breaking it what a pity. Without that warmth, it would be meaningless to feed on her Heart. Gaspare, however, had no such standards.
"Gaspare?" she cooed to the night without looking back over her shoulder. "You may start now, if you want. She's all yours. I trust you can handle her yourself?"
The Fourth was silent, as always. It nodded its shapeless head in agreement and stepped forward. A few of the gold and silver veins peeled themselves from Gaspare's leaden body. Moving very slowly, like a time-lapsed film of tree roots growing, they spread outward, a dozen of them attaching to the golden shell. The veins began to throb steadily as the feast commenc
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 15STARS ABOVE: Chapter 153 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 15: Sinners Must Repent
Hiiragi Household, Takanomiya
Kagami's hands went so numb that she could barely keep her grip on her phone. The numbness spread from her fingertips down her arm, over her shoulder and across her chest, billowing through the rest of her body. She desired desperately for this to be just a nightmare, but she knew it was terrible, awful reality, and she couldn't fool herself otherwise. "How?" she whispered.
The voice on the other end spoke slowly. Her words were labored and slurred. "Izumi… followed me home. Wanted to know… my secret. I was talking with her… when we were ambushed. Wasn't sure… if they were Demons or not… they spoke Japanese, looked human… wasn't ready." Homura drew a deep breath. "Caught me off guard. Izumi… tried to fight. They hit me… knocked me unconscious. Took Izumi… don't know where… they were gone when I woke up…
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Even after the hundred-millionth time, he still couldn't get used to it.
Sure, it was the most effective way to get the job done, but if only it didn't have to be so
Gross for lack of a better word.
The sound of skulls caving in under deliberate force.
An onslaught of guts 'n' gore erupting from those fatal blows.
The wet gurgling noise that followed after.
It would make him puke any other day if he wasn't trying to avoid a similar, more gruesome, fate. Not to mention, the infected seemed to have the whole puke thing down to a T. Why add to the glut?
Nick loosened his grip on the baseball bat and let the cup of it tap the ground once he had finished off the last of the horde's stragglers. He wiped his forehead with the back of his free hand, careful not to let any sweat get on his jacket sleeve.
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You don't need to care about anything for now.
It is the last thought that crosses your mind. You slip and fall, abandoning yourself to unconsciousness. The glass is strong and safe around you – a cocoon in a spiral of walls, a vault, painted in fragments of your story.
It speaks of lost minds, of thoughts, of struggles; it shows graphs, arrows and cries for help, slices of cake, prisoner ladies alone with their tears.
You have painted your mind on the cold stone; it is all you, and her, will ever leave to this world. You have molten your lives in the same chemical reaction, confounded the formulas in your DNA.
You and her are exactly the same. Chell is sleeping, actually, while you are only trying to; but now, in your eyes, sleeping is impossible.
The lights are blinding and the colours are fading from your senses, leaving you alone with the pulse of your dying heartbeat. All you can feel is the fresh pain in your leg, a red river, the quiet cries of your only friend.
You may lo
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 6STARS ABOVE: Chapter 63 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 6: Are You Still Watching?
"I can hardly believe it," said Konata with delight. Her chin was in her hands, her elbows resting on the bed. "Who would have thought? Our little Kagamin…"
Kagami gripped the blankets so hard she could have torn them to shreds. "Sh-shut up! I told you, it's not like that!"
"Really, I didn't think you were into romance at all, let alone with another girl… Never thought you would swing that way, Kagamin."
"I don't! And what is that supposed to mean? I like romance just fine!" Kagami shot her friend her most ferocious glare.
"I just didn't think that black, grouchy, shriveled-up heart of yours had the capacity to-" She was interrupted as Kagami flung a pillow into her face at high velocity.
"Onee-chan," said Tsukasa timidly, embarrassed even to be bringing up the subject. "If there is something going on, you can tell us…"
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 1STARS ABOVE: Chapter 13 years ago in Romance More Like This
By BHS and Forzare
A Lucky Star/Puella Magi Madoka Magica crossover
Note: All characters and settings belong to their respective creators and studios unless otherwise noted. No ownership is implied by the authors. Please don't sue us.
This story takes place at around the same time as the beginning of the Lucky Star anime, at the start of the cast's eleventh-grade year.
So that's them…
Yes, there's no question about it… they're exactly as Nico's information described. You can feel it too, can't you? The power they possess is incredible… and yet it's completely different than anything we've seen before.
With that much potential energy in one place, they're certain to be targeted.
We'll stop that from happening, no matter what it takes. I won't let it happen again.
You really have learned from your mistakes, haven't you?
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 3STARS ABOVE: Chapter 33 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 3: We Were Too Late
"G'morning, Kagami… wow, you look like hell. What happened?"
That was the middle Hiiragi sister, Matsuri. The oddball of the family in appearance as well as behavior, Matsuri had light brown hair, hazel eyes, a lazy attitude, and an extremely blunt manner. She smirked and leaned back in her chair as Kagami lurched down the stairs, rubbing her eyes.
"Leamme 'lone, Matsuri," she mumbled as she sat down at the table, fighting the urge to nod off again. Much as she hated to admit it, Matsuri was probably right… after the night she'd had, she almost certainly did look terrible.
"You poor thing," said a gentle voice from the kitchen. Miki Hiiragi stepped gracefully over to her daughter and brushed her bangs aside, laying a cool hand on her forehead. "Did you stay up late studying again? I thought I've told you about pushing yourself too hard."
"I'll be fine, Mom," she lied. Her heartbeat quickened just slightly at h
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 10STARS ABOVE: Chapter 103 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 10: I Just Can't Stop Myself
Hiiragi household, Takanomiya
"Finished already? Let me see."
"'Kay." Tsukasa slid the paper across the table, then rubbed at her eyes.
Kagami scanned her writing and smiled. "This is really good… you're definitely improving."
"Thanks, onee-chan. Yuki-chan's been helping me a lot…"
"Mmm-hmm. There's just one thing here…" She smirked. "Her name's 'Lenore.'"
"Huh?" Tsukasa blinked and cocked her head.
"It's 'Dreaming of the lost Lenore,'", said Kagami, carefully sounding out the English words. "'Not 'Renoir', that's a French painter."
The younger twin's face slipped into an expression of panic. "B-But… I thought he was missing a valuable painting, like it had been stolen or something, and that was why he was so sad… Uwaaah!" she groaned, grinding her knuckles against her temple, "I'm such an idiot!"
Despite herself, Kagami laughed. "Ca
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 4STARS ABOVE: Chapter 43 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 4: Why Can't I Do Anything?
"Minegeshi!" Kagami's cry of horror was drowned out; a terrible noise was coming from the cube, a deafening moan that sounded just human enough to chill the blood of whoever heard it. Once again, she pushed against Homura's arm. She had to do something, get that thing away from Ayano and Misao…
"No," said Homura, barely audible over the sound. "You must stay here, Hiiragi-san. I'll stop it… and I'll do everything I can to save your friends. Kyubey, stay with her."
I understand, came the reply. The catlike creature was now sitting at Kagami's feet.
With that, Homura thrust her arm out into the black clouds that were rapidly engulfing the roof. The amethyst set into the silver ring on her finger began to glow, brighter and brighter, straining against the crushing dark. It sparked like a tiny violet star and moved itself into her outstretched palm, resolv
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 12STARS ABOVE: Chapter 123 years ago in Romance More Like This
*Author's Note: If you like our work on this story, please be sure to read and review Forzare's original work, NIL, found on FictionPress. He and I both appreciate your feedback. Thanks. - BHS*
CHAPTER 12: I'm Fine
Hiiragi Household, Takanomiya
She was entangled in a snarl of bed sheets with Miyuki, both of them naked as the morning, the air heavy with the scent of summer sweat. She was hot, wet, and sticky and she didn't care, because Miyuki was smiling down at her, those gorgeous purple eyes unhidden by the lenses of her glasses. Tenderly Miyuki reached down and caressed her cheek with her hand, and shiver went up and down Tsukasa's spine like electricity. It was like breathing pure bliss when they were together. She didn't know how on earth she had ever lived without Miyuki's touch, her gentle words, her support. The things Miyuki had shown her, the ways they had connected; it was as if she had been colorbl
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 8STARS ABOVE: Chapter 83 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 8: Be There Soon
"Uwaaa~!" Konata let out a gaping yawn and stretched her arms over her head. "Some weird day, huh?"
"Uh-huh," said Kagami.
"Mmm," said Tsukasa.
They were on the train again, another school day complete. Kagami had insisted that she was well enough to walk home, and surprisingly, Tsukasa hadn't objected. The train ride was unusually quiet save for the usual creaking and clacking; not as many people were travelling today.
"So Minegeshi-san and Kusakabe-san are both okay now, right?" said Konata. "I heard something about a fight between them before they passed out."
"Yeah," said Kagami.
"Uh-huh," said Tsukasa.
Konata's face wrinkled into a rare frown. Neither of the Hiiragis were paying attention. They weren't even looking at her; Kagami was staring out the window and Tsukasa was in some sort of a happy daydream, smiling at nothing in particular. It was time to step her game up.
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(Name) lay in the middle of her futon, clutching a Captain America shield pillow to her chest as she curled up fetally around it, sniffling pitifully as she eyed the growing mound of tissues in front of her dully. Hot tears still trailed down her face, her shoulders shaking slightly and her grip tightened on the pillow as she recalled what had happened a couple days earlier.
“I don’t think I’ll ever be able to tell you how perfect you are, (Name).” Tony whispered to you as he sat next to you on the couch, both of you snuggled up together in a cozy blanket on his couch as you both watched BBC Sherlock on the flatscreen T.V. She hummed quietly in response, as if she didn’t believe him.
“What? I’m being totally honest. I love every little bit of you, (Name).” He insisted, catching the tone of disbelief in her voice. She sighed, leaning her head on his shoulder tiredly, staring into space as though she were deep in thought.
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 9STARS ABOVE: Chapter 93 years ago in Romance More Like This
CHAPTER 9: Make It Go Away
La Beatrice Hotel, Tokyo
Three days before the end
"Fuck," said Kyoko, hanging her head between her knees.
Next to her, Oriko grimaced. "I would not put it exactly that way, but I share the sentiment."
Chances were that everyone else in the hotel did too. The sense of grief pervaded every room, every hall, and every stairwell, as if it were a living being relentlessly seeking them out wherever they went, intent on punishing the Puellae Magi for daring to think that they couldn't possibly fail with so many working towards the same goal. Many of the younger ones were still in shock, while the older ones had become silent and withdrawn. Some were simply angry: at themselves, at the Demons, or at the world in general… It wasn't fair. They had been so close, and then everything had gone to Hell.
At the moment, Kyoko was exhibiting a complicate
STARS ABOVE: Chapter 13STARS ABOVE: Chapter 133 years ago in Romance More Like This
*Author's Note: I deeply apologize for the sudden barrage of kendo terminology presented in this chapter. I know it reeks of lazy exposition and/or the author showing off, but the only alternatives I could think of were to either footnote everything, or to have no explanation at all and pray my readers got it anyway. Any kendoka that might be reading, please also forgive any incorrect usage of terms you may find… I tried my best to ensure my research was accurate, but much like Kagami, I'm coming into the sport cold. - BHS*
CHAPTER 13: Thank You Very Much
Three Weeks Later
So, no luck?
No, thought Homura as she made a show of rearranging her locker. The one at the shipping port was a normal Demon, not one of the Nine.
Are you certain? asked Kyubey.
Quite certain, it was far too easy to kill. The rest of the Nine are in hiding. They're planning something, I'm
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Okay, so this happened to me almost a week ago or so, give or take. I was on the bus on my way to school, playing my Soul Silver on my DS, when the bus lurched a little at a stop. This wasn't unusual, a lot of the city buses were in disrepair and their engines stalling was common. I only sighed in annoyance at this-until something slid from the back of the bus after its sudden stop, the object coming to a halt by my seat.
It appeared to be an abandoned Pokewalker, to my surprise. I bent down and picked it up to have a closer look, distracting myself with it while the bus driver tried valiantly to restart the engines, all other passengers around me groaning impatiently. Upon closer inspection though, I frowned that the little Pokewalker was fairly scuffed and dirty, but worst yet was the screen on the thing.
The clear plastic covering had been scratched badly, looking as if someone had done it on purpose with keys or something to the point that it would be otherwise near impossible to t