Cold and warmWarning : TcestCold and warm10 months ago in Romance More Like This
Pairing : Raph/Leo
Disclaimer : Come on, you really think they're mine ?
Summary : Winter in the farmhouse is not always nice, but Leo is sure to have Raph to keep him warm
It was still winter, and the farmhouse wasn’t getting any warmer as the days were passing. even if the end of this season was coming, the temperatures were still low. A layer of snow had transformed the landscape, putting a thick white mantle over the sleepy nature. The four brothers weren’t training outside anymore, the temperature being too low for their cold blooded bodies, even with warm clothes. They were spending more time inside, training the best they could in the limited space of their bedroom.
Right now, it was late, and Raph was sitting in the kitchen, looking discretly at Leo who was currently curled up on the couch, gazing at the cloudy night sky. Their two younger brothers had gone to bed not too long ago as well as April and Casey, leaving them alone. The eldest was shiveri
Not GoodbyeI didn't want to say goodbye like this.Not Goodbye4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I didn't want our friendship to end.
I didn't expect you to distance yourself
I didn't want to lose another friend
I can't do anything now
It's time to walk away
We've been hurt too much
There's only one final thing to say
Do you know?
I've dreaded this moment for a long time
But I knew that eventually
That I would have to say this line
We promised we would do so much together
I guess we lied
Didn't we say "Friends Forever"?
Another friendship pushed to the side.
We don't "click" anymore
Let the misery end here
Keep the memories
Mine are always near
I hope this isn't goodbye
My Nearly Best Friend
Long Distance RelationshipsI don't have to embrace your bodyLong Distance Relationships7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
To know that you are here
I don't have to breathe in your scent
To know you smell of love
I don't have to look in your eyes
To know you're telling me the truth
And I don't have to taste your lips
To know how much you want me
I just have to hear you
To take your voice into my head
And keep it safe from the horrors of the world
So that only purity rings true in my mind
I won't listen to their boasts of your infidelity
And I won't accept the hand of another
I will not find solace in them
For they are not you
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 7: TRAPChimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The elevator came to a halt at the Embassy level and opened its doors. Shepard stepped out and headed toward Anderson's office. Her omni-tool blinked and she pulled up the messages one from Gardner with all of the items he needed for the ship, one from Traynor with the location of the florist, one from Dr. Chakwas with the manifest of medical supplies to trade with Tactus and one from her mother. She opened the last one:
I just arrived and got your message from Specialist Traynor. I'll see you in a little while for dinner.
She sighed heavily as she stood in front of Anderson's office door.
Hopefully this doesn't take long.
She pressed the keypad and the doors slid open. Anderson's personal assistant looked up from behind his desk.
"Ah! Commander Shepard! Councilor Anderson is expecting you. Please go on in," he said as he opened the doors to the inner office.
Anderson and the Salarian Dalatrass were arguing but quickly stopped w
The VampireAs darkness descendsThe Vampire4 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
And light fades away
Humanity bids farewell to the peace of day
I rise from my dank grave
In the cloak of night
I rise with menace in my mind
I will reap my vengeance
Sordid malevolence cast upon mankind
Condemned to the life of a monster
By my fellow man
Abandoned by the lord divine
My soul forever in this purgatorial prison
The prison of night
To which I'm bound by my condition
The outsider looking in
Through a window of despair
Gazing with longing
From my vast and dismal chambers
My dark soul banished eternally
Joyous life of the past lies in embers
Foredoomed by all
Never to hear the sweet reaper's call
The life of the damned
Of the immortal
Until revenge fills my mind
With its sweet symphony of death
Forever shall I plague mankind
No salvation from their hellish plight
My nocturnal deeds of malignance
Corpses drained of blood
Children stolen in the night
The church defiled
Depictions of t
When a Good Man Goes to WarThe gyre of Time holds it's sway,When a Good Man Goes to War4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The moonlight ridding high on decay,
Colored Blue, colored true
Whispers pause to ask 'Who'?
If you know the rules you'll see they're only tools
The blood cloth folds around a sword
They all follow blindly that dazzling cord
Lock pick magistracy, framed decency
The geometry of sacrifice hilts the logic of mercy
Caged instead of flesh is the honest reflection of self
Shadows dance when a Good Man goes to war
Fear will surge over a last chance when a Good Man goes to war
Chaos's spiral gate, with it's maw agape,
Calls on friends of old to face their fate when a Good Man goes to war
But blink and it's all for naught as always athwart is what was sought
Out from the final tower's lonely bell
Toll the moans of living hell
Lost is the moon, lost is the tomb
Blackened claws pluck fire from the womb
Reaching out across the stars, as war that crackles only far
From candle to cradle burnt out
This child is stolen, so without a doubt
Space will roar, dead gods ab
Monster's endThe feeling of the gun jerking with each shot was satisfying to Emile. Like he could feel each round as it hit the ships, sending Covenant soldiers to a fiery death. He wasn't really aware of the words he shouted as he shot his enemies out of the sky. He was slightly aware that he was shouting insults and vengeance for his fallen teammates.Monster's end5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The onslaught of ships stopped and Emile sat back in his seat. He was tired, but he knew he had to keep going. For now there were no enemies to fight, but he knew there would be more. Though his bones ached and his muscles were sore, he felt there was nothing more he could do for now. "I hope I did you proud, Jorge." He let his head fall back and stared up into the sky. He noticed a slight shadow a bit to the side. He recognized the shape.
"Noble Four, I need fire on that cruiser or we're not getting out of here! Do you copy?" The voice of Captain Keys was calm even with the threat looming overhead.
Emile switched on his radio. "You'll have y
Skyrim TeaserThe ice cold wind slaps me in the face, almost as startling as a splash of cold water. I jerk slightly, my face brushing against wood that scrapes my cheek and leaves what has to be thousands of tiny splinters in my face.Skyrim Teaser4 years ago in Drama More Like This
I grunt, the sound raspy and foreign to even my own ears, I'm dizzy...what in the name of the Divines has happened to me?
I open my eyes to find the heavens glaring down at me, the palest blue as the pinkish glow of the sun is only just beginning to reach out across the clouded skies. My gaze sharpens as I tilt my head to the side, finding I'm being jolted about in a rickety wooden cart along a dirt path.
The forest is strange to my elven eyes, I am not familiar with these trees. Where am I?
"Oy, the Bosmer's awake."
The voice is whiny, a nasal quality that I instantly despise and upon jerking my head up I manage to catch a glimps of a ruddy, gaunt face before the world shifts and wilts around me. It feels as if the cart is spinning and I can't help the groan that sli
Bitter Mana: No regretsA/N: Modern AU, the writer suggests listening to 'No regrets' by Aesop Rock while reading, link in the description below.Bitter Mana: No regrets4 years ago in Romance More Like This
The sun filters in through windows covered and plastered with thick paint, colors a cascade of rainbows that swirl and twist across the walls. Each glass panel colored and smeared with fingerprints mimicking stained glass windows that one normally sees in cathedrals.
The paint was formed with smiles and fond memories, colors chosen with no set scheme or pattern but memory. The woman responsible can look at each color and recall a perfect memory from childhood. Some images reflect people but most just moments in time, they tell a story.
She enters the room, face stoic as she examines the abomination in the center. It screams its filth against the peace and serenity around it, ruining it. The blankness of its face alarms her, it mustn't be blank there should be feeling, expression, color. Fingers skim over the canvas as silver eyes take in its frame.
Of MM: Houseguest part 6Of MM: Houseguest part 64 years ago in Romance More Like This
I close the door softly as I begin to tip toe down the stairs, damn it's cold I probably should have put on a shirt, a lace bra isn't very warm.
I halt midway down the hall towards the living room, is someone crying?
Brushing my dark hair out of my face I peek into the living room, finding Ashlynn curled up in a blanket on the couch. Her blonde hair hangs in waves around her shoulders and what I can see of her face around the Kleenex pressed to her nose and mouth is glistening with tears.
"Dearest sis " I croon softly, stepping gingerly around the armchair and its matching foot stool until I'm right there with her on the couch, "What's the matter baby?"
She curls against me and I tuck her head under my chin, my fingers comb through her hair as she sobs and I kiss her forehead.
"Fenris left "
"Danarius called and of course Fenris has to answer Danarius comes first."
"Oh honey " I don't know what to say, I'm so angry I can't form a coherent sentence.
Of MM: Matchmaker 5She's avoiding me.Of MM: Matchmaker 54 years ago in Romance More Like This
The little minx actually managed to get through the evening at the Hanged Man three days ago free of my interrogations thanks to a very attentive Fenris and my own sleep deprivation. Damn it.
I'm gonna get her though
I pull out my cell, dialing her number before I get into the car.
"Yes?" She snaps, her voice somewhat breathless. Am I interrupting something? Oh God
"Is this a bad time?" I ask, the smirk evident in my voice.
"N-no just waking me from a very good dream is all." I hear the rustle of bed sheets and soon she's walking down the hall. I check the clock, it's 10 a.m. not too early, why is she still in bed?
"What is it?" she asks, sounding impatient.
"You've been avoiding me."
"I have not and I am insulted that you would think so."
"Cut the bullshit dearest and dish."
"About what?" Her voice has taken on that innocent tone that just makes me want to hug her neck until she turns blue
"You know what this is about "
"No, I really
KnightJorge knelt down, squatting in the dirt, and very carefully lowered one grimy hand, fingers poised for deft action. He made sure he caught the centipede-like worm before it could burrow into the ground; he had been watching them for a few days and knew they could disappear in less than ten seconds. He picked up the worm and watched as it curled up into a ball, a protective mechanism. He was fascinated by how the worm's long, segmented body wiggled as it crawled across the ground; now he wanted it to crawl on his arm. So he gingerly lowered it down to his forearm, trying to get it to unroll. Slowly it uncurled and began to explore, tickling the small, fine hairs on his arm, its little clingy legs moving in ripples.Knight5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He was quite alone at the far end of the playground, but he didn't seem to mind. At six, he was four feet tall, much bigger than the other children in his class at school. In spite of the fact that he was as smart as most third-graders, his classmates tended to label him big
Of MM:Matchmaker InterludeCrash Clang! "Shit "Of MM:Matchmaker Interlude4 years ago in Romance More Like This
My eyes snap open; someone is in my kitchen
My heartache fades into the background as I reach for something, anything that could be used as a weapon.
A lamp, fabulous well it's better than nothing.
I've tip toed towards the door when my sleepy mind finally registers that the string of violent curses filtering through the open door is familiar and I lower the lamp.
"Damn it! Was trying not to wake you up, sorry "
I set the lamp on the floor and dive back under the blankets, "Why are you here? How did you get in?"
"I came to make you breakfast and get details on where that asshole lives so I can kick his ass, and Bodahn let me in."
I groan, Maeve is in protective mode and while most times that's somewhat comforting, not right now not when it involves Leto Fenris.
The heartache crashes into me with all the violence of a tsunami and I'm momentarily paralyzed.
"Maeve, he's a boxer and I know you've had a ha
Operation CHRISTMAS pt. 13Chapter 13: And To All A Good NightOperation CHRISTMAS pt. 135 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dr. Halsey took a deep breath and looked into her daughter's face, the face that so resembled her own yet had obvious traces of Jacob's in it. "I'm sorry," she said calmly, holding back her emotions; years of carefully maintaining a professional mask made it easy, but it was hard at the same time. "Sorry for not being a better mother; sorry for never being there when you needed me; sorry for well, a lot of things." She crossed her arms, mirroring Miranda's posture, and sighed. Suddenly she felt old.
"You make it sound so easy, being sorry," Miranda remarked, neither condemning nor accepting the apology. "What does 'sorry' mean when you say it, anyway?"
Halsey was quiet for a moment, then looked away. "It means I'm ashamed of myself, really," she said softly. "What is all I've done worth when I can't even face my own daughter without feeling like a failure?"
Miranda blinked rapidly. She uncrossed her arms, shifted her weight, then took a s
Just BecauseJust because I wear black a lotJust Because4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
doesn't automatically make me goth.
I am goth
because I'm a free thinker
and go against your standard of normal.
Just because I was a cheerleader
doesn't mean I'm a bitch.
I'm a bitch
because people like you
annoy the living hell out of me.
Just because I read comic books
doesn't make me a nerd.
I'm a nerd
because I work hard
at the things that matter most.
Just because I'm a writer
doesn't mean I'm a daydreamer.
I'm a daydreamer
because reality isn't all fun and games
so I daydream to make things interesting.
Of Modern Moments: Matchmaker"Hey "Of Modern Moments: Matchmaker4 years ago in Romance More Like This
"JESUS CHRIST ASHLYNN!!!"
There was a heavy thud as the occupant in the shower slipped and Ashlynn Hawke threw her head back and laughed, enjoying one of the rare moments where she wasn't the klutz.
"Sorry, was coming to check on you "
The figure behind the curtain righted herself, "Ah yes its nice having doctor friends."
"Oh I feel used now " Ashlynn pouted, though her friend could not see it.
"Oh my dear Ashlynn don't think that! You're the love of my life, the air that I breathe, I cannot exist without you!!"
She once again dissolved into a fit of giggles, though this time there was another voice adding to the laughter. Deep and rich, the voice made for an interesting sound joined with her own.
"I'm afraid dear sis that my heart belongs to another " Ashlynn smirked at her reflection in the foggy mirror before turning to leave.
"Alas! My heart is broken!! My soul shall wonder the Earth lost and alone forever pining for my lost love oh the ago
029 Vacation029 Vacation4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Kat sat hunched over her workspace. Only the light of her worktable lamp allowed her to see. She was focused completely on the radio transmitter that she was modifying. If all went right she'd be able to attach it to her helmet and it would allow her to have contact with the team from a further distance. If it worked on hers she could make the adaptation to all the other members of Noble Team.
Light flooded the room as her door opened and she snapped around to whoever had opened it. "Close the door. You're letting in too much light." She hunched over more as she tried to stay in darkness.
Carter moved through the doorway but didn't shut the door behind him. "No, you're in too much dark." He moved into the room and she glared up at him. "It's a nice day outside and you have yourself locked up in a room with tech and only a little bit of artificial light."
"I like my tech." Kat turned back to her project. She didn't care about sunlight or the outdoors, she had work to do and she was goin
Of MM: Matchmaker BirthdayThe phone hasn't quit ringing all morning, my friends all calling to wish me a Happy Birthday.Of MM: Matchmaker Birthday4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Isabela is trying to get me to agree to a party at the Hanged Man, but honestly? I just want one thing...well maybe two.
First I want Fenris, but that isn't different from the everyday. Secondly I want cupcakes.
Fenris is out, getting me iced coffee and I have a sneaking suspicion he's also getting my surprise...which he's refused to tell me no matter how little clothing I wear.
There's a sharp knock at the door and I rush to answer it, Demon hot on my heels.
"Maeve!" I cry, smiling as she almost tackles me to the ground, singing Happy Birthday. It's pitch perfect and beautiful, she should record it for birthday cards...
"Happy Birthday Ash!" She cries, handing me a little box with pink ribbon wrapped around it. She's got a larger one in her hands that she balances on her hip before bending down to accept some of Demon's sloppy kisses.
"Open it and see..." She responds, her cla
Operation CHRISTMAS pt. 4Chapter 4: Converting the CommanderOperation CHRISTMAS pt. 45 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"We're ba-a-ack!" Emile sang, after kicking in the door. He marched in, with Jun following, still wiping his red eyes and muttering about a newly developed fear of shopping malls. Jorge, of course, was stuck carrying all the trappings, which consisted of many boxes, bags and random packages.
"What the "
The place was clean. Sparkling. Scary clean. It even smelled like Pine Sol, which was odd, because Pine Sol had ceased production in the 23rd century. At any rate, it was slightly eerie, also because no one was bumming around like usual. The place had been wiped clean and squared away
and decked with holly?
"Ooh! It's like that old song! Deck the halls with boughs ofOW!" Jun screeched as Emile twisted his ear. "Don't interrupt my festive song! And let go of my ear!"
"Ah, you're back," Kat said, stepping out to greet them. Emile's jaw nearly detached itself from his face and fell to the ground. She was wearing a red velvet turtl
Werewolves 6 I ran a nice hot bubble bath and sunk down gratefully into it. It wasnt long before the warmth from the water seeped into my skin. It did wonders for relieving the tense muscles in my back.Werewolves 67 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
It will grow quickly The sentient voice sounded in my head, causing my stomach to knot right back up again. I shook my head, hoping that itd magically dislodge the memory from my consciousness.
Sugar? Ares called as he knocked lightly on the bathroom door.
Are you okay? He sounded concerned.
Halo: More than FictionThere are Halo fans, and then there are Halo fans. There are gamers who preorder the game as soon as such an opportunity is available, spend months patiently awaiting its release, attend the midnight distribution to acquire their copy, and rush home to spend hours blitzing through campaign missions. That's devotion, right? Not even close.Halo: More than Fiction5 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
The Halo franchise has made a hefty impact on culture worldwide, most significantly Western culture, and millions across the globe have experienced the wonder of turning on the Xbox and hearing that timeless, haunting Gregorian melody which precludes the coming joyride. It's only natural that within the fan base there would be people who take the concept of being a "fan" to another level entirely. While many are "Normal mode" fans, these individuals would be best classified as "Legendary," or dare I say "Mythic mode" fans-- those who go above and beyond the call of duty (no pun intended) to express their love for Halo
Primal Instincts - Part OnePrimal InstinctsPrimal Instincts - Part One11 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Written by Gemma Simmonds aka Ebony Phoenix
(this fanfiction is based inbetween the 3 years that the Z warriors are training to beat the Androids, after Future Trunks has gone back in time)
' Its more like a passion kinda thing..'
An unfamiliar thought strolled into Son Goku's mind. But even if it was an old statement admitted by Trunks Brief a few months back, it was starting to come true...in the smallest of ways of course. It had only occurred to him when he sat and observed the two. The smile upon the saiyans lean featured face was unstoppable, they had no idea.
Goku lowered the magazine he was reading into his crossed lap, then with a gradual motion he leaned his chin into his right palm, keeping his smile prominent as he watched them.
"You stupid, self-centered idiot!!" Came Bulma Briefs voice, obviously she was angry...no wait, she was furious. Her usual feminine face had molded into a twisted, ugly freak. Her sho
WeddingWedding5 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
John paced nervously, trying his hardest to stay calm. He straightened the clean pressed black dress uniform. Despite the fact that neither Kelly or he were officers they had agreed that the tradition of getting married in uniform seemed to suit them better. John had been glad for it. He didn't think he'd be comfortable in anything other than his uniform. Even with familiar comfort of the dress uniform he couldn't seem to calm himself down at all. His nerves refusing to settle and thoughts raced through is head.
"You need to stop pacing like that before you wear a hole in the ground." Fred put a hand on John's shoulder, causing the Master Chief to stop. "Now let's go, or we'll be late and I don't want to see her kill you."
John smiled at his friend and they made their way through the base. "Thank you again for this. I was a bit afraid that you wouldn't want to be my best man. I am marrying the woman you dated, after all."
Fred grinned. "John, you're my best friend, and you make Kelly h
His Buddy, Optimus"His Buddy, Optimus"His Buddy, Optimus2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
I'm Baggie. I used to live by the dumpster behind that Fancy Italian Restaurant off the corner of Broadmore 'n' 33rd street. The kids called me Baggie 'cause I carried a worn out plastic bag with me ev'rywhere I went. Inside were trinkets I've had with me since I can remember.
There was a tarnished, golden ring inside, flat as the cracked sidewalk I lived on. I think I stepped on it once, but I still carried it in my bag. I think it belonged to my dad, if I had a dad. At least, I'd like to think it came from my dad, 'cause I don't remember.
There was also this red book with pages torn up 'n' stained so bad you couldn't tell what was on 'em. There's a faded picture of a white rabbit wearin' cloths on the cover of it. I can't read, but I still carried it in my bag. I liked to look at the pictures inside sometimes at night before I went to bed. I dunno why, but I always felt pretty darn happy after seein' some of the pictures of thos