L4D fanfic - Hunter x WitchShe lifted her head at the sounds of muttered growls and shuffling feet like she did every night. Her fellow kind were doing their normal routines, it being either fighting one another or pacing about in a haze. The only ones she had come to trust were different from the rest, just like she was. They only went by the names that the gun-men had given them since they couldn't remember their real names.L4D fanfic - Hunter x Witch3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Smoker limped over towards her, coughing and hacking into his fist. He helped her to her feet and escorted her over to the others. Hunter looked over at her from his dark corner while Boomer waddled over. Tank sat in the middle of the room, breathing heavily and fingers twitching with semi-contained rage. These three were the only ones she could have any kind of contact with.
Hunter stood and growled out "Witch, the survivors have come back with more weapons. We need you to do what you do best. If one of those bastards shoot you, attack them with all your might." She lowered her gaze to th
HomecomingComing back to an empty home,Homecoming7 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
No friendly cat or garden gnome,
No happy dog or loving spouse;
Just me and a lonely, empty house.
I heaved a sigh in the empty hall
And gazed at every empty wall,
The empty floors, the empty bed,
An empty heart and an empty head.
I'll find no pleasure or comfort there,
With the rooms unfurnished and cupboards bare,
A big empty nothing and nothing more;
I knew Id forgotten to lock the door.
Hunter X Witch- Love HurtsHunter X Witch- Love Hurts4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was dark, so dark that the Hunter's hoodie could barely be seen. Only movement would show he was present, if not the loud screech he sounded as he pounced on his victim. Or even the eerie orange glow of his eyes. But he wasn't out tonight to feed on a Survivor's flesh. No, he was out to see her. All he had to do was listen to the sound of crying, only then would her presence be confirmed. He leapt rooftops, pausing every now and then to see if maybe he had missed something. After getting tired from l
River and the DoctorIt took a lot of pushing and shoving to load that blue box into the cargo bay: even with the mule and the ATV, Mal couldn't blame his latest customer for circling the crate nervously every time it wobbled on its setting. He himself was in a right high-spirited mood, as the patron in question had paid up front and quite generously.River and the Doctor2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Caaareful," the eccentric man protested as his prized possession trembled for the umpteenth time. He held out his hands as if hoping to catch it, but in reality it could probably crush him. The skinny stranger moved as if he hadn't quite grown into his limbs, waltzing about in a tweed jacket, navy trousers and a bright bow-tie. And to hinder his physical talents even further, his unruly brown hair dangled completely in front of his eyes in one fell swoop.
"No need to beat yourself up over a couple scratches, stranger," Mal called to him while he and Jayne worked. He particularly eyed the nicks and scuffs in the bright cobalt paint. "This thing looks like it'
You can't breathe in space."You can't breathe in space. It's not like suffocating because someone puts a pillow over your head, or drowning in the ocean. You breathe out a lungful of oxygen and then there's nothing at all to breathe back in."You can't breathe in space.1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
I took a step away from the captain's station, looking around at the gathered crew, all twenty-six of them at attention. Everything seems so light, as if the entire room is full of lens flare. The ship has just been commissioned, and the crew, in jumpsuits of blue, grey, and red, listen with grave seriousness. I am near the end of my talk, the seemingly endless parade of regulations and clarifying tales all captains are required to tell their crew. Misconceptions are common, even after all the training.
"Unlike some stories say," I continue, "you don't explode, and your blood doesn't boil. You just stop breathing. You turn blue, and you try to cry or scream, but there's no sound in a vacuum. You lose consciousness, and then you die.
"Even if you're brought back, oxyg
MurdererIt’s so easy to take a life at any given time.Murderer1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
But I’m in a good mood…
…so I’ll settle for that spider.
Kill it before it lays eggs.
It’s so easy. Too easy.
Shut the blinds;
Close the door.
You don’t want anyone to see this.
Bring her to her knees. Watch her scream.
What a beautiful scene.
Life is a cruel joke,
Is there a point to all this?
There has to be, right?
He grew up to be the tallest tree
Just to be burned down.
That’s too bad.
No one will remember him anyway.
Friend says she feels alive when she’s dying.
How do I reply?
Whatever, I’ll say something.
Murder these feelings.
They don’t exist if we hide them.
We’re all killers.
Shall we talk about it instead?
The Scout and the Crab chp. 18Chapter 18 - Welcome to ColdfrontThe Scout and the Crab chp. 184 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The BLU Scout didn't know how to react as the RED Scout explained to him everything the Spycrab had told him about his cursed. Although he left out a few details, like him being a virgin. Both of the Scouts sat down next to each other and leaned against the door as the BLU Scout tried to comprehend everything that happened. It was hard to believe, but then again, the intelligent crab he held in his hands was evident enough.
"So..." Began the BLU Scout as he held the crab close to him. "...The Spy was turned into a crab by the ghost of Zepheniah Mann at the Harvest?"
"That's what he said." The RED Scout nodded.
The BLU Scout looked at his RED counterpart. "But why? What did he do that was s-so-so wrong?"
"Well don't ask me!" The RED Scout snapped. "I don' know and nor does he! He just went over to Harvest one day to find a way a new way to f*ck me up on the field and then BAM!" The BLU Scout jumped slightly.
The Scout and the Crab chp.22Chapter 22 - Winter Rendezvous (but technically it's Autumn)The Scout and the Crab chp.224 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
When the harsh weather of the past few days finally cleared up one morning, the battle began almost immediately. The days cooped up inside the base had allowed the Scout to take advantage of sleeping in, which didn't make things fun at all when the Soldier pulled him out of bed, still half asleep. The Spycrab took the Scout's departure as his cue to climb up on the bed and take rest snuggled into the residual warmth left on Scout's pillow. All it took was a gust of frigid air to make the Scout snap to attention.
"I thought we never fought on the weekends." Yawned the Scout.
"We haven't had a battle in a while due to the snowstorm," began the Soldier. "The Boss wants us to make up for those days. Complainers will not be tolerated!!"
Scout received odd looks from his teammates when he began grumbling to himself as he restocked on supplies. Something about a lazy crabs, curses and wishing he was cursed so he could
The Scout and the Crab chp.13Chapter 13 - Confessions of a cursed SpyThe Scout and the Crab chp.134 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Scout couldn't help but rub his forehead as he stepped out of Respawn, he just had to made sure the bullet hole wasn't there. Nothing. He was 100% at perfect health. That didn't stop him from shivering thought of the bullet shooting through the back of his head and exiting out through his forehead, he swore he could still feel the bullet in his head.
"So...he was tryin' to warn me..."
Scout almost jumped out of his skin, letting out an alarmed yell as he sidled up to the nearest locker of the Spawn room. It was the RED Engineer, sitting on the benches and looking a bit depressed.
"Uh...yeah...I'm fine," The Scout was a bit irritated at being shot just as he was about to enter the RED base. "What are you doin' here? Why aren't you out there doing...y'know....engineer stuff."
Engineer shrugged. " BLU Pyro snuck up on me while I was erecting a dispenser and-" The Scout giggled. "What is so gosh dang funny?!"
How Far Does a Child Stretch? How Far Does a Child Stretch?How Far Does a Child Stretch? 1 year ago in Emotional More Like This
A horrible question, I know, but isn't that what aging is?
Rising more paper thin after every scraped knee and memory scabbed over,
Yet taller and taller after each step?
We measure our lives in units of misery nowadays.
Showering ourselves with sparkling pieces of armor, calling them crystallized teardrops
When we all know that they're just rhinestones glued to the body like a mask.
Shouting through a bullhorn how quiet and meek we are--
It's one thing to wear the paint on our face, but to swallow it and swish it over your throat so it colors your words is a whole other.
We wear our remorse and regret on our sleeves, bracelets of slits and pocketknives,
Flashing every drop of sweat like a tiara for our adoring crowds, varying in numbers, to swoon over us in a massive wave of pity.
We stretch ourselves to the point that pity feels good and safe, until we are a flat line, buried in a flurry of mistakes like ill-advised tattoos.
When you're that thin, of cou
The Scout and the Crab chp.15Chapter 15 - Evil has a faceThe Scout and the Crab chp.154 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was evident that the BLU Scout didn't like the new BLU Spy. The boy was still convinced the old Spy was going to return soon, and with the new arrival, things were just getting worse for him. Although the BLU Medic tried to talk to him about having to accept the fact their previous Spy was gone, the Scout refused to believe that and separated himself from everyone else just to cool down. He sat on his bed and looked out the window; His room looking over towards the RED base. He knew the Spy was there.
'It eez a pleasure to make your acquaintance, Petit' The new Spy was younger then the old Spy, not by much but his voice made the Scout think he was in his early 30's, perhaps late 20's even. Maybe 28, 29, Scout was just guessing. His voice had a thicker French accent and a fake smile that was always plastered on his face. 'I look forward to working wiz' you'.
Scout shivered slightly, just hearing the new Spy's
The Scout and the Crab chp.16Chapter 16 - ParentalThe Scout and the Crab chp.164 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Did the Spy regret not convincing the Scout to kiss him while he was drunk? In a way, yes. Mostly because he then had to put up with the still drunk Scout as he slept off the vodka, but ever now and then he would jump awake and just talking non stop about random things. First it started with Scout talking about his mother, continually saying that he loves and respects her, but wished she'd stop acting like an attention needy whore! He also stated that all of his older brothers had different fathers, but despite that, they all got along like an ideal family.
"That is good to know, Scout." Spy would reply before the Scout laid down on the floor again.
The Spycrab tried to busy himself since it was still early in the afternoon. While the Scout slept, he looked around the room for the Scout's suitcase. It the least he could do since the Scout was drunk, because of him.
It took about an hour for him to find the suitcase, it was jammed in the Scout's close
The Scout and the Crab chp.19Chapter 19 - You're WelcomeThe Scout and the Crab chp.194 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Take in that sweet, all-American mountain air, boys!" The Red Soldier announced proudly as he stepped off of the train onto the Coldfront Station platform and inhaled deeply. "Ah! Beautiful!"
"Smells like one of my air fresheners after a typhoon." Sniper commented, sniffing the air tentatively as he looked at the patches of frost that speckled the station floor.
The Soldier shot a paranoid glare at the Aussie from over his shoulder. "Oh right, you're from the Outback. They don't get snow, do they?"
"Well, there was this one year when-"
The Sniper remained quiet, only shaking his head and sighing as he watched the pompous American strut off. At least he and the others had finally stopped making snarks about him being a possible homosexual. Perhaps it was the Scout's constant- but other wise random- outbursts that helped put an end to the rumor. It was still going to take some time for everyone to feel comfortable around him a
We Were All Going to be WonderfulKathy's mom, shaped like a ripe pearWe Were All Going to be Wonderful1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
black-haired, she wore it long, tied back.
She looked foreign, she should have been a gypsy--
silver and red, smoky and asleep;
should have smelled like cardamom or cloves
but she smelled like onions and carrots, potatoes and oregano.
She leaned at the sink in the tiny kitchen
peeling potatoes, head bent, sallow-skinned, heavy-hipped
her dark hair traced with the first lazy spider webs of gray.
We slunk past the gray-mouthed man on the sofa
with his Reds game and his beer;
men weren't soft then, but the new kind was coming along.
The suburbs were a garden
through the hot summer days and the Catholic schools,
and it wasn't the dads who had the dirty fingernails.
But he worked every day, by god he did,
drove a truck fat with bakery goods
flaccid and without souls
(whole wheat was a color not a life.)
Robert kept the kids fed, didn't interfere
with their summer afternoons.
"Come in here, Josie, pull down my pants and make love to me."
She only grunted,
The Scout and the Crab chp. 21Chapter 21 - Letter to Red (Part 2)The Scout and the Crab chp. 214 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The rest of the BLU base was just as quiet at the garage near the entrance. Scout couldn't help but feel uneasy as he followed behind the Heavy. Surely loosing their second point would've attracted the rest of the BLUs on the field, right? But no. The farther Scout and Heavy came to the final point, the silence of the base remained. Scout figured one of two possibilities could happen: A trap stationed at the final point or the BLUs were just too lazy to focus of proper defense.
"Please let it be laziness." Scout whispered nervously to himself.
"Is leetle Scout still mad?" Heavy asked.
Scout didn't reply, occasionally he peeked over his shoulder to make sure nobody was coming after them. Nothing. That was a good sign. Maybe.
"I did not mean to hurt feelings," continued the Heavy, slowing down slightly to apologize to the scout. "Scout was acting strange, and Medic advised me to assume Spy."
"I don't like being compared to that bastard, o
The Scout and the Crab chp.1Chapter 1 You have FailedThe Scout and the Crab chp.14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Today's the day." Scout thought to himself as he breathed in through his mouth. Eagerly waiting for the Announcer to finish her countdown for their "mission" to actually start.
It had been a while since the REDs had won a battle against the BLU team. They were uncoordinated and refused to actually help one another while on the field, which the BLU team probably figured out and started formulating plans and attack formations to stop their RED counterparts. It was super effective!
"C'mon, c'mon," he groaned impatiently, hoping to speed the Announcer up.
" Mission begins in Sixty seconds"
" Already ichin' to be sent t' respawn?" the Red Sniper half chuckled. Scout almost rolled his eyes.
"Shut up!" he snapped, "That's not gonna happen 'dis time! 'sides, we would've won last time if someone..." He shot a glare over his shoulder at the taller man, who narrowed his eyes through his tinted glasses. "...
When I Say SoCross me once,When I Say So1 year ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Cross me twice,
My eyes, on you I'll set.
Cross me thrice,
Better make a run for it.
Best be prepared,
I won't care for the tears you'll shed;
I will be after your head.
The Scout and the Crab Chp. 12Chapter 12 - Intel PapersThe Scout and the Crab Chp. 124 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The hallways echoed with cheers and conversation as the Scout scampered out from the shower room. He immediately sidled up against the wall when a few of his teammates turned a corner, passing him as they all headed to the locker rooms.
"H-Hey fellas!" Scout greeted, trying to act nonchalant. The Spycrab looked up at him with a skeptical look.
"Smooth..." He muttered sarcastically.
"Oh Shut up!" Scout hissed down at the crab.
The RED Spy glared at the Scout. "What did you say, boy?" He demanded.
"Not you!" Scout replied nervously. "I was talkin' to..." He looked down at the Spycrab, reluctantly holding him up to show his teammate. "...t-thi-this crab."
The Frenchman flinched, looking at the little crab with disgust and then looking at the Scout with a look that screamed ' are you *bleep*ing kidding me?'. He didn't say anything though, only letting out a single sarcastic chuckled and turned to walk away. Muttering something under his breath about
TF2 Paternal - Chapter 6Chapter 6 - ConfessionsTF2 Paternal - Chapter 64 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Scout woke up early the next morning and sat up in bed, looking around the dark infirmary. He could see Medic asleep at his desk, Sniper sleeping in the chair at the table next to Scout's bed and Spy passed out in one of the other beds. Scout figured Sniper and Spy took shifts overnight in watching over him, then eventually passed out from exhaustion while Medic fell asleep doing paperwork.
Scout frowned, guilt quickly setting in. He rarely felt guilty about anything he did, but with the major turn of events in his life in the past few days and how his two best friends had been going out of their way to watch over and take care of him, it was hard for him to feel anything but remorse.
As much as he was used to being "babied" by his mother and older brothers, he was also used to doing things on his own and taking care of himself, especially when his brothers moved out and started their own lives and careers
Yogfic Lewis's Rescue part 6 - Minor IntelligenceYogfic Lewis's Rescue part 6 - Minor Intelligence2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
They energized onto the ship.
"Everything's so white" Sjin squinted his eyes.
"Where are all these aliens then" Simon grinned, ready to give them what for. No one kid-naps his best friend and gets away with it.
"I don't know" Duncan frowned and walked into the main area of the room. "I thought they would know of our prescience the moment we got here".
"Hey! maby Sjin's scaring them all away" Sips smirked at his friend. Sjin spun round to give him a deadly comeback when a thin pale woman entered the room.
"Greetings friends, you must of wound up here by accident. Please, let us help you get back home" The woman spoke slowly as if speaking to a child.
Duncan looked the woman up and down. She wore a tight body suit which consisted of red and black. Much like the one Lewis used to wear. "We are here to take our friend back home" The scientist eventually spoke coldly.
The woman looked very startled for a mom
Nilesy's POVNilesy's POV2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“In the Survival Games with Nilesy” I hummed to myself as we started another Survival Games.
I looked around at my competition
I faced the middle
I already knew I wasn't going to make it like every time we do these Games.
I ran toward the chests along with everybody else. Xephos was barely in front of me if I could get in front of him I might actually get something good. As I came up from behind him his elbow connected with my nose, causing my vision to cloud with white spots. I kept running even though I couldn't see where I was going. I only saw stone brick before I blacked out.
I opened my eyes to find Rythian’s cold ender eyes staring me in the face. I sat up and backed up, hitting my head on a tree. I looked around and realized it was a hologram in the sky. I stood up and walked over towards the chests to see if there was anything I could salvage.
The Change of Sides - Ch. 4 - A Friend Seto laid awake in his room, staring up at the ceiling. His mind had been alive with thought all night, trying to decide what he should do next. Finally, he made up his mind and sat up.The Change of Sides - Ch. 4 - A Friend10 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
He pulled up his boots and crept silently out of his room. He closed the door as quietly as he could so as not to wake anyone and started for the stairs. He went slowly and silently down them, careful not to not to make any sound. He held his breath as he did, praying that the wood beneath his feet wouldn’t creak.
When he finally made it to the bottom, he took a deep breath and started to make his way through the shadows of the castle. He carefully opened the door and slid through, silently closing it behind him.
He sighed and looked up at the great oaken door. He reflected a final time on how grateful he was for the Cast’s help, but de