It's You First, the Memories Second"Abort the mission, I repeat, ABORT THE MISSION!"It's You First, the Memories Second3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Artemis flinched at she heard Kaldur's voice through the mental connection. She loaded another arrow as she backed herself against a wall. "How long do you think we can keep them off?" she shouted across the room, letting the arrow fly.
"About another ten minutes I would guess," she heard Tula respond as a wave of water slammed against The Light soldiers surrounding her. She notched a web arrow and sent it flying across the room. She saw Tula dart to the side as the arrow exploded, wrapping the remaining soldiers in the room in a sticky trap. Artemis ran to Tula's side and the two went against each other's backs.
"Seen the nearest entrance?" Tula asked, her magic swirling around her hands.
"Only place soldiers aren't flooding in is the door to the roof," Artemis answered, bow drawn. No soldiers were marching through the other entrances yet, but that didn't mean more wouldn't burst through at any moment.
"Tula, Artemis, abort the mission
Remember~Dick + Babs~Remember5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
When the night is long and her bed is bare, she will often search for the past.
She keeps the totems hidden in the closet, concealed by a sheath of drawers and shielded with lock and key. There is no particular reason for her to veil them, as they are merely memories. But it is a ritual of sorts for her, and it helps her keep them close. It helps her remember.
Turning the small copper key as her wrist twists, the drawer pops open, revealing flashes of color and old, nearly forgotten images.
She picks up one such artifact, turning it over in her hands, and holds it in front of her, studying it with the eye of a detective. Here we have a young boy, certainly no more than 9 years old. His thick, black hair is tousled upon his head, and his eyes gleam a bright turquoise blue of youth and enthusiasm. She smiles. This is how she will always remember him, when they first locked eyes. All optimism and childlike wonder at the world. Even after all that had happened to him.
Young Justice - Part 6: BatgirlFor a moment, there was absolute quiet. I don't think anybody really knew what to say as Nightwing hastily returned the small shard of kryptonite to a pouch on his belt. He knelt by Conner's side and felt for his pulse with surprisingly gentle fingers. Without a word, he draped Conner's arm over his shoulder and helped him to his feet.Young Justice - Part 6: Batgirl3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Conner was already coming around, shaking his head as if to clear it. He was still weak from that brief exposure to the kryptonite, so his legs shook and he would have fallen again if Nightwing hadn't been there to hold him up.
"She'll come around again soon," Nightwing spoke then, breaking the silence. It was hard not to jump at the sudden noise. Everybody had gone so still. "Get her back to sick bay, and use restraints this time. Soft cuffs, two milligrams Ativan, five of Haldol,"
For half a heartbeat, nobody moved. Then a small chunk of concrete clattered to the floor, and our temporary paralysis was broken. I moved first, grabbing a spare blanket fro
In MemoryThe Flash stood in the fake greenery of the Watchtower. Three holographic statues surrounded him. Three dead heroes. There was one pillar at his feet, yet to be activated. It was for the first Kid Flash, and the only Wally West he ever wanted to know. The speedster pulled down his cowl, he couldn’t turn on the platform as a hero, he had to do it as a loving family member.In Memory3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Batman ghosted into the room, effectively scaring the bejezus out of Barry. The big bat put a hand on his colleague’s shoulder. “Turn it on, Barry.”
The blonde shook his head, “I can’t. It just doesn’t feel right.”
“How so?” Batman pondered.
“We’ve had death scares before. Artemis was just undercover. I was just stuck in the Speed Force. Clark was just in another dimension. How do we know he isn’t dead?” Barry was about ready to pull his hair out.
“Barry, we saw him disappear before our eyes. He’s gone,” Batman tried
Wally and Artemis :: The First TimeThe door creaked open and with another giant sob and the sound of a long breath being exhaled, she made her way through her apartment with slow, shaky steps. Almost as soon as her bed was in sight, the blonde woman launched herself at it and collapsed on top of it, her shoulders shuddering as she gripped the velvety soft, violet blanket that she was sprawled out upon. Even its warm caress wasn't enough to ease her pain. Heck, nothing would be. More tears streamed down her face, running over the same place they had been going over for the last hour. A small whine escaped from her parted lips, the sound smooth and uninterrupted until she ran out of breath. A sharp intake and she was at it again, sobbing once more. She gathered the blanket beneath her in a small bundle where her head was and readjusted her position so that her face was now hidden in the depths of the lovely fabric.Wally and Artemis :: The First Time3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Her drenched, gorgeously golden hair began to leave its ties as she tugged at the band she had used to keep
RescueTitle: RescueRescue4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Hey, Gordon. Heard you and Grayson hooked up. Looks like you're going for the cash, huh?"
Barbara suppressed a groan as she slammed her locker shut. Although she was tempted to give them a comment that would send them home crying, she used the infamous Batclan Calming Methods to face her tormentors. She turned around and awaited their insults for the day.
The three were the typical high school girl posse. The Queen Bee (Jane Lee), the Wannabe (Lindsay Shaw), and the Tag-along (Gina Lumiere).
These girls had been bothering her since she started going to the Gotham prep schools. And she had been since the second grade. Being a scholarship kid was like signing a death warrant for your social life at these schools no matter how old you were.
"Come on, Lindsay. Who can blame her? I mean, her dad has to live off a Police salary," Jane sneered, flipping her long black hair.
Babs rolled her eyes. "Shove off, Lee."
The girls giggled sickeningly.
"Really, though," Gina
Young Justice: Happy Valentine's Day?"Now, now boys," Poison Ivy purred to Flash, and his sidekick Kid Flash, also known as Barry Allen and Wally West. "There's enough of me to go around."Young Justice: Happy Valentine's Day?3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Kid Flash let out a loud sigh of aggravation. "Can we just skip the talking and cut to the chase? Literally?"
"Kid-" His uncle interrupted, an alarmed expression on his face, but the speedster had already darted forward in a reckless charge.
The green woman easily side-stepped the young man, and lifted her hand. Gnarled roots burst from under the cement, and wrapped themselves around KF.
"Dear, that was too easy." Poison Ivy sighed. "I need more of a challenge than that."
Wally scowled. "That's not my only trick, you know!" He called out before vibrating as fast as he could.
The plants didn't make a sound, but Poison Ivy let out an anguished cry as the burning the plant would have felt was transmitted to her.
Flash took this as his cue and raced forward himself, dodging the writhing plants and grabbed the woman's wrist.
"Let go!" She sc
How Many TimesHow Many Times4 years ago in Drama More Like This
How Many Times?
Barbara couldn't believe what she was seeing. Suddenly, she wasn't Batgirl anymore. It was like the costume had just faded along with her body and left her thoughts and emotions free for the entire world to see. It was her with him.
She just couldn't believe it.
Nightwing and Starfire were standing side by side near the entrance of the Batcave, holding hands. It wasn't just that though, a ring was glinting on the alien's finger.
And still, it wasn't just that. Sitting on Nightwing's other arm was a tiny, little, young girl. She had his smile and hair and her-mother's eyes.
Barbara's mouth fell into a scowl and she glared before crossing her gold and black clothed arms over the gold bat on her chest. They were having words later.
Yes, later. Because the rest of the Bat-Clan was flocking to the little family.
That alien. She was just like Huntress, thinking she could wheedle her way between the two of them. There was no way that was their daughter, it was obviou
Blindness is a Strength~Dick + Babs~Blindness is a Strength4 years ago in Romance More Like This
In my dreams, I fly again.
I close my eyes and, once more, I've got that line tight in my grip. My fingers are gloved, my face is masked. I can breathe again. I can breathe the air of the night, can breathe in every sound and every sight as the city does its dance of darkness. I can feel the sirens blaring in the distance, their pulsating lights creating a vibration against my skin.
I'm free again.
I can race forward, running on my own two feet, my legs long and lean, my heart pounding against my chest, shooting me with adrenaline like a drug. Fresh, alive, healthy. Not a single thought of doubt crosses my mind as I take that leap, as I dive headlong off another rooftop. I cast my line and it reels me back in and I fly like a spider, like a bird through the open air. I laugh. I cry. I feel something and that's what matters.
And then I'm falling, tumbling, and I remember reality.
My eyes flash open as I wake with a start. I stare ahead of me for a moment, recovering
Siblings"Artie! Artie!"Siblings3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The blond girl sighed from her place on the couch while cleaning off her bow. Her jean jacket riding up when she stretched her arms showing the stomach that her cammie didn't cover. "Shouldn't you be annoying someone else?"
The speedster shook his head as he plopped onto the couch with an arm over Artemis's shoulder. "Miss M threw me out of the kitchen. Said she was making me a surprise with Conner." Artemis shook her head at his cluelessness while choosing a rather sharp arrow form the quiver next to her. "I hope its brownies. With chocolate chips. A lot of chocolate chips. A really big tub of chocolate chips." He paused as if in a trance, but was out of it pretty fast. "So I have nothing to do, and now you got me all to your- OW! What the heck?"
The ginger quickly retracted his hand and held the bleeding wound to his chest as he stood. "First, don't touch me, Baywatch, and second are you really that stupid?"
The idiot in question didn't seem to be listening, however.
'Wally'It shouldn't have ended like that. His death should have been something different, something special. He shouldn't be just another name on a list or another number in a death in a death toll. He should have died a hero, saving someone not waiting, needing, for someone to save him. He shouldn't have died just like that. He couldn't have. It wasn't fair. It wasn't right. He was so young. Yes, there were people younger than him there, but he was different, he was special. He always has been. I know everyone thinks that the people they knew were different and special, but he was. He truly was. He was amazing. Brilliant. Completely insane and completely irreplaceable. I hear his laugh, more like a cackle, echoing in my head as I remember him. He meant so much to me. Not just a team mate. Not just a friend. Not just a best friend even. He was like a little brother to me. And the worst part of all? No one will ever know the truth. They won't know who he was. Nor what he did for them. They'll'Wally'3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
If The Avatar Never Returned 27If The Avatar Never Returned 273 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The morning sun came shining through the window, warm and sweet on my skin. The bed cover was loose around my body and my eyes fluttered open.
My mind reminded me of last night, when Zuko came sneaking in to comfort me after the night's event.
Smiling softly, I rolled over to find an empty space; something I never wanted.
A piece of paper lay in Zuko's place and a small fire lily lay on top of it.
Picking it up, I read the words slowly:
I'm sorry I couldn't stay but I just wanted to let you know how much you mean to me. I have never believed I would fall for someone like you, someone so different from me. But I do, I love you with everything I have. I made you a bracelet, its on the small table. Just a little reminder of me. Don't be afraid of today. I will never be far behind you.
I love you.
Picking up the firelily, I breathed in its sweet, warm scent and admired the rich fire and pure white colou
ButterflyTheres a butterfly in my window,Butterfly4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Ill name it after you.
Maybe Ill tell it all the things,
I used to tell you too.
Ill speak to it in poems,
So even when youre gone,
I can sing lullabies to a butterfly,
And maybe itll help me move on.
So on second thought,
Maybe Ill name it after me.
Im already quite accustomed,
To talking to myself you see.
Ill talk to it in riddles,
So when my brains all rotten,
It can remind me of old memories,
Id thought I had forgotten.
Or I could name it after a stranger,
A person I havent met yet.
There wont be a thing to tell it.
But on this butterfly Ill make a bet.
Though it sounds little more than a promise.
Ill swear by this butterfly,
Itll be long dead and gone,
Before I forget the story of you and I.
Most MorningsMost nights, I can't sleepMost Mornings5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Not unless I arrange the blankets
Somehow I manage to mimic
The shape of her body
But I can't recreate
Or the way her chest
Moved softly against my back
With every measured
Most nights, I wake up
And she's not here
Maybe she got up
To get a drink of water
And I don't even know
How long she's been gone
But somehow I know
That she's never
Going to come back to bed
And if I would just reach over
And touch her side of the bed
I would know it was cold
But I'm afraid
I don't want to know she's gone
I don't want to know I can't have her back
And I'll fall asleep again
But most mornings,
I'll wake up thinking
She's still here
And I'll lie there
For just a moment
Wondering where she's gone
And then I begin to wonder
How long I've been alone
RedYoung Justice one shot.Red3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Wide blue eyes stared up at the clear night sky, a deep, dark shade of blue almost, but not quite, black and lit up by the flickering light of thousands upon thousands of stars, all of them different sizes, colours and of different brightness and all of them equally beautiful. It was strange to think that he'd never fully appreciated these stars before now, but now he had all the time in the world to admire their overwhelming beauty.
Or at least it felt that way, but if he looked properly then he could see that they were slowly but surely getting farther and farther away, or maybe it was him who was moving away from them, he saddened at the thought, soon they'd be gone forever and he would never see them again, soon everything would be over.
He stared up, taking in every little detail and engraving it all into his memory so that he would never forgot this wondrous sight, the dimmest stars began to fade out altogether making it so that he could no longer see them
Angel Kisses (Reader-Insert) pt.9You woke with a dry mouth and weighed down eyelids. Slowly you sat up and remembered everything that had happened. You looked around at the Motel room surroundings as guilt began to seep into your stomach once again.Angel Kisses (Reader-Insert) pt.92 years ago in Romance More Like This
You swung your legs over the side of the bed and tried to expel some of the guilt with a long sigh; it only made you feel restless.
You saw Castiel sitting calmly on the side of the bed, looking down at the floor. He was apparently so deep into his own thoughts that he didn’t notice you wake up.
Hesitantly, you reached out and timidly grabbed the edge of Castiel’s trench coat. He slowly looked at you; he looked calm and confused; his eyes were a bit glossy and red as thought he’d been crying. Your heart sank but you were determined to show none of it on your face. You wanted so badly to lie in the bed all day and cry until your eyes were dry and red but you knew you had to try and push on; that’s what Castiel had taught you.
How to Save a Life Sam x Reader Part 2How to Save a LifeHow to Save a Life Sam x Reader Part 22 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Step one, you say, we need to talk. He walks, you say, sit down; it’s just a talk. He smiles politely back at you. You stare politely right on through.
“__________” Sam says grabbing your arm gently after you walked past him. “Are you sure you’re alright.” I take a deep breath.
“I just lost my brother. I’m fine.” I said sarcastically. I look at Sam and his handsome brown eyes. I hear the door open to the motel room and close.
“Whoa, ______! What the hell attack your head?” Dean said. I looked at him. Our eyes meet and almost instantly he looked away. “Sam, Can I talk to ___________”
“Yeah, Sure.” Sam kissed my cheek as he left the room.
Some sort of window to your right. As he goes left and you stay right. Between the lines of fear and blame. You begin to wonder why you came.
“________” Dean said. “I’m sorry about your brother-“
Of Notebooks and Broken FriendshipsOf Notebooks and Broken Friendships2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Of Notebooks and Broken Friendships
Eridan x Reader Part 1
“We’ll always be friends..... Right?
“of course! wwhatevver wwould make you think otherwwise?! you ARE my moirail after all.....”
I smiled slightly at the memory, chin rested on my palm as I stared into the bright blue sky. Those were the happy days... Until high school happened of course. The promised friendship slowly came to an end, as we drifted apart with the social groups of high school. He made it in with the popular kids, while I was left behind and became the shy, quiet little dreamer in the corner. I constantly drew to fill the empty hole of no longer having my best friend to struggle through school with.
Ah, the lunch bell. Time to go and face the horrors of the hallways.....
I sighed, gathering my things and hurrying into the bustling hallway, keeping my head down and notebooks hugged t
Of Notebooks and Broken Friendships (Gam Ending)Of Notebooks and Broken Friendships (Gam Ending)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Of Notebooks and Broken Friendships
Warning! Some swearing in this chapter. But it IS Gamzee, so… Not as bad as Karkat… Hehe
His usual stoned expression and clown face-paint was definitely a sight for sore eyes, and I was so happy that it was the goofy, laid-back troll that had caught me. His gaze seemed a bit unfocused and glazed over, but after a moment his eyes finally focused on me fully, and his tiny smile widened a bit.
“HeY tHeRe LiTtLe MaMa, WhAt’S gOt YoU aLl Up AnD mOtHeRfUcKiN uPsEt?” He asked, his smooth, gentle voice washing over my ears. I sniffled, and the hot tears threatened to spill over again.
“H-hey Gam.... I-it’s nothing that important r-really....” I lied.
Half-Angel (Gabriel x Reader) pt.2You zoned out, daydreaming fiercely, as you sat in the classroom, surrounded by hundreds of students either paying attention or doodling in their own boredom.Half-Angel (Gabriel x Reader) pt.22 years ago in Romance More Like This
Gabriel had promised you a surprise after he got back from his next job serving his “just desserts” at some university.
The history professor hadn’t come in yet so you took this chance to chat with your new found friends: Sherry and Maria.
You weren’t quite sure how you’d become friends with them, since you three had almost nothing in common, but it was great to have some people to hang out with when Gabriel was off on his little escapades every once in a while.
You were pretty good at flying too; you could almost keep up with your husband.
To practice, if no one was around, you would fly home from university now and then.
“Soo…I wonder if the substitute will be a hottie.” Sherry said, hopefully.
“Oh come on…” Maria groaned.
“You’re worse than a high
Fire and Family~ Sam x ReaderThe thumping of a panicked heart and the clink and cling of two knives blades caressing each other as loud and intimidating as they possibly could. If this was a horror movie you would have been dead by now, or if this was an action movie the hero would save you. But alas no, this is real life. Your real life and it was about to end in what you could only presume would be gory and bloody with lots of screaming on your behalf. You had accepted your death, you were scared of course but we all have to go sometime, just you before anyone else you cared for.Fire and Family~ Sam x Reader3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Your attacker placed the pointed tip of one of the knives against the corner of your lip. You dared not to move, least he maimed your face. A tear sprung from your eye as he glided the knife upwards leaving a trail of blood behind it.
“Oh, why aren’t you screaming or begging for mercy? That’s half the fun.” ‘It’ sulked and tugged your head back by your hair, revealing an open and weak jugular to the m
MAKORRA Week 2012: Day 5: Damage"Ow, Mako that hurts!" Korra screamed as she scrunched up her body.MAKORRA Week 2012: Day 5: Damage3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Mako groaned as he froze for a moment. "Well, it's your fault it hurts. You never listen to me."
Korra angrily poked her lower lip out at him. "Just shut up and get this over with, would you?" She snapped her head away from his view.
"Ok, stay still. It'll be over sooner than you expect." Mako said as he continued out with what he was doing.
The stinging pain shot through Korra instantly. "Ow, never mind! Forget about it! It hurts too much!" Korra shouted as she pushed her boyfriend away.
Mako fell back from Korra pushing him. "Korra, I wouldn't have to do this if you only listened to me! I told you to not go out running in the rain! But, no you didn't listen and went off and scraped your knee." Mako said as his head started to ache.
"It's not my fault." Korra whined as she hugged her injured knee. "I fell all because of those stupid heels Asami made me wear for our date. I knew those things were evil from the start."
What I Learned at SRU -8-What I Learned at SRU -8-5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
What I Learned at SRU
Chapter 8 - The Family Name
- Friday, September 3rd, 2010 -
"So! Mr. Kurosawa."
Zuko sighed and drank from his tall ceramic tea mug, his black hair slicked to the side, combed neatly.
"So," he replied simply, avoiding the interviewer's gaze.
The excitable girl tapped her chin thoughtfully with her pen, notepad in hand. Her face was riddled with small bouts of acne with messy, thin bangs hanging across her forehead. Her brisly hair was bunched into a short, spiky tail at the base of her neck. She wore a pair of thin, rectangular glasses, curious pale brown eyes staring inquisitively at him.
"Tell me, Mr. Kurosawa: why should the Senior Class vote for you?"
Zuko gave the girl a smug smile and leaned back in his seat, fussing with his maroon tie. His thin face conveyed the sly network of gears rolling together in his head.
"Well, Ginny, I-"
"Call me Jin."
"A-all right, Jin." Zuko cleared his throat and shifted, now leaning forward acros
Fall For You SamxReader Part 3Fall For YouFall For You SamxReader Part 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The best thing ‘bout tonight’s that we’re not fighting. Could it be that we have been this way before? I know you don’t think I’m trying I know you’re wearing thin down to the core, but hold your breath. Because tonight will be the night that I will fall for you again. Don’t make me change my mind.
I looked at Link. He looked lifeless and it just broke my heart. My older brother had protected me for all he knew, but in reality I was protected him. The baby sister watching out for her brother.
“________!” I hear muffled as I turn to the closed window to see someone trying to open the door. I opened the window and climbed back inside, my boots hitting the floor with a thud. Link followed me to the door. I unlock it to see Sam.
“Why did you lock your door?” Sam asked gently grabbing my hand. I hated when he went all super protective on me.
“Tell him.” I look behind me. I instantly wished I h