Promises Are Made to be Broken Promises are made to be broken…Promises Are Made to be Broken2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
In the end… it was treachery and love that claimed Rythian’s life…
A week and a day earlier the endermen had begun to arrive; endless numbers, hordes of monsters attacking and breaking against the hastily shored up walls of their desert fortress like waves upon stone. Cabertown had been overrun by the seventh day, houses burning and crumbling as their foundations were carried away by the tall dark monsters. The villagers had been inexperienced in the art of war, and though they had tried, the damage had been too much for them. Children had gone missing from their beds, and adults were slaughtered in the streets like cattle. Ravs had finally had abandoned hope that his city would survive, and led what was left of his people across the desert to seek shelter with Rythian and Zoey; they carried what they could, but most of their belongings were left abandoned. The villagers were too terrified to retrieve what
Nightmares (short story)Zoey was ecstatic, today was her birthday, she had always loved birthdays- even when she didn’t get any presents. Sitting way up high on the roof of blackrock she dangled her feet off the walkway, enjoying the bright sunny day, looking down she could just see the top of her and Rythian’s giant symbol on the front of the castle,Nightmares (short story)2 years ago in Drama More Like This
“Zoey!” she heard Rythian call out from somewhere beneath her “where are you?”
“I’m on the roof!” she called back “i’ll be right down” putting on her flying ring she flew down to the ground and walked through the front doors of the large black castle.
“I'm in the magic room! Come here i have something for you!”
“oh Rythian you didn’t have to get me anything!” she said as she walked into the magic room
“Really I mean it’s just a bir-” Zoey cut herself off mid sentence when she saw what Rythian was holding- it was a beautiful bright red pendant
Awoken Rythian had thought that he’d hit his lowest point when he and Zoey had been separated after he had yelled at her. The enderborn had paced the marble floors like a caged animal, slowly becoming more ghostlike with every passing day. He had been a plant without the sun, and the darkness had been made more sinister by the fact that he had known warmth and light. He had thought that it could never be worse than it had been back then.Awoken2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He was wrong, this was so much worse.
“ZOEY!!!!!!” his voice was breaking as he screamed out for her, his violet eyes searching frantically among the ruins of what had been their home. Heat washed off of the crater in waves, making the air thick and difficult to breathe in; ash and debris were falling like poison rain.
Tee was scouring the ground for any sign of the girl they both loved, though in different ways. The dinosaur’s thick scaly skin protected him from the worst of the
Dead and Gone“Rythian,” Zoey gasped, her arm outstretched to where the mage lay, smoking.Dead and Gone2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The ash filled air around them rang with Lalan’s evil laughter as he surveyed his work.
“Not so powerful now, eh, Rythian?” Lalna called down, floating just above them. “Not so powerful now.”
Zoey painfully began to drag herself over to him, stopping every time the searing pain in her arm-or what used to be her arm- became too much for her to bear. The only blessing was that whatever had cut off her arm had been hot enough to sear the flesh together so that at least she was in no danger of bleeding out.
“You should stop, you know.” Lalna said, lounging against nothing in the sky “I don’t think he’s ever getting up again and it doesn’t look like you are in much better condition yourself.
Zoey couldn’t-wouldn’t- listen to him though. She kept crawling, her teeth gritted against the pain, until she could to
Quirks 1 He was humming again.Quirks 12 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Zoey didn’t think Rythian actually realized what he was doing, after all he always seemed to be busy with something when he was humming, the music just seemed to be a byproduct of his need to have an occupied mind. The tunes he chose were never complex, just simple melodies repeated over and over like a mantra of meditation; they were always soothing in tone and were never faster than the beat of a steady walk.
This time Rythian was standing over their camp stove, absently stirring mushroom soup with one hand and leaning his chin upon the other. He’d been silent for the first ten minutes, but after that Zoey had become aware of the familiar melodies drifting from the mage as he’d lazily guided the wooden spoon through the heating mixture. Zoey herself sat on a bench not far away caring for their weapons. Rythian preferred to maintain the razor-sharp blade of Enderbane himself, but Zoey helped care for his dagger on occasion,
Xephmadia - SkyblocksXephmadia - SkyblocksXephmadia - Skyblocks2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Lomadia’s doing it! Look- she’s going for the middle chest!” Xephos exclaimed as he glanced across the wide bed of lava. There she was, Xephos’ girlfriend, taking and releasing water to make an obsidian pathway. With this genius plan she’d be able to snatch all the loot. Xephos wanted as much victory as the next guy, but he had to secretly admit he was proud of his girlfriend. If Sips_ and him did not win, he silently rooted for Lomadia’s team. Or just Lomadia, considering Nilesy was long gone.
“No, she’s going to make it, too!” Sips_ whined from their platform in the sky.
“Aw, son of a bitch,” the spaceman sighed, though a smile crept up on his face as he watched Lomadia scramble up the small obsidian tower to fetch the loot.
“Oh, she’s got a lot of water.” Sips_ noted.
“Dammit.” Xephos clawed his way through the soil until he was able to me
A Blackrock PoemCountdown startsA Blackrock Poem2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
A shake through the lawn
Bright flashing light
The whole world is gone
Time to start fresh
Gather your tools
What was that sound?
A large splash in that pool
Hello, Crazy Red-Head
Her fungus in hand
Let's build up a home
Cultivate that land
Revenge was the goal
No repeat of the past
Adventures did happen
Around the home built at last
A Volcano named Jim
A Dino named Tee
Dogs, golems and friends
Such a cute family
But division was formed
From the Lab underground
Apologies were said
Lies blocked out the sound
The Red-Head, she fled
The Dino followed her close
The Mage was alone
With what he hates most
The Shadows closed in
The Mage fought back their thirst
The Shadows did flee
Taunting the Mages curse
A meeting with Science
Betrayed the Mage even more
A Nuke under his castle
Death and Payback he swore
Soon the Red-Head returns
With The Dino by side
Apologies once more
She would no longer hide
Defusing the Nuke
She swore she could do
The Mage trusted her words
Darkness Before the Dawn: A Zoethian Fanfic :Ch 5The sun has scarcely risen, but we will need to look all day, so we left early.Darkness Before the Dawn: A Zoethian Fanfic :Ch 52 years ago in Drama More Like This
"We're almost there. Are you sure you'll be ok?"
"I'm fine!" I say, fooling him with the act I've been putting on. "Let's go find Fishton!"
But that act is soon destroyed.
When we arrive, my fake smile fades into disbelief, and I stare into the gaping hole in front of me.
That used to be B.A.R.R.Y. That used to be Blackrock. That used to be home.
It's gone because of me.
Many hours later, we still haven't found Fishton. During our slow decent into the chasm, I found no signs of him. Same with our ascent.
The sun starts to set, though.
Rythian still scours on. I stopped and gave up a long time ago.
He walks up to me and says "No luck yet. You want to go back to Baby Jim for the night?"
I don't even care anymore.
"Why even bother continuing? It's no use."
"Zoey, something seems... off. With you. Please tell me what's wrong."
"Nothing. I'm just tired."
"I can tell something is wrong. Please."
Zoeya's Nightmares"Um Rythian?" said the apprentice/mushroom enthusiast nervously as her teacher searches his bag for the next item he wanted to make. He looked up at her "Hm? What is it Zoeya?" "Do you have any magical thingy that you can make for dreams?" she asked shuffling her feet in the ground. "Um .why do you want to know this?" Rythian asked wondering why Zoeya would want such an odd thing. "Uh, no reason, never mind" Zoeya says before flying off with her magic ring he had given her. He sighed and went back to creating thinking about Zoeya.Zoeya's Nightmares3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Zoeya always acted odd and kinda childish around everyone but this was new to him. He had never seen her act that odd to him. Come to think of it she had been acting odd for a few days now. She always had a tired look on her face that she tried to cover up with a smile; she hadn't set foot in her farm for almost a day now which made Rythian worried the most. "Is Zoeya sick?" Rythian muttered to himself.
Zoeya had f
Sips Co. Fairytale - Chapter 7Sips Co. FairytaleSips Co. Fairytale - Chapter 72 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Seven - Xephos and the Seven Dwarves
Xephos’ night consisted of alcohol, crazy topics, and chatting with multiples of the same person. The usual. And, frankly, that one night was one of the best nights he had since the Queen entered the family. They had all stayed up until 2 in the morning talking about everything and anything. Well, everybody had stayed up until Sleepydew, who had somehow sneaked over to Xephos’ couch to snuggle up against his shoulder. But, Xephos didn’t mind. At that time he was too sucked into the backstory of Honeydew. He had also figured out Grumpydew’s weakness- beer. He turned into a big softy after the first few he had sucked back. He was, in fact, the highlight of the night. He told the story of Honeydew, telling Xephos all about his old home which was in fact Stoneholm, and when he was kicked out, and from then on to survival and when he found the perfect place for a new start. Xe
Zoo of Cubes: (ii) The Shooting StarZoo of CubesZoo of Cubes: (ii) The Shooting Star2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Shooting star
Duncan noticed Sjin had been moving, but he was tired to get up at that exact time. Oh how he was tired. It took three potions of Sleep to stop him from struggling out of Duncan’s grip. Sjin was a definite pain to get there. After Duncan had injected more Serum into the subject’s neck and pulled up the force field, the bearded man awoke. Perfect timing. That’s how Lalna liked it. Perfect.
Unlike Sips, Sjin instantly opened his eyes and freaked out.
“NO!” He shouted, scared and confused. “I… I hate it when you do this… B…Bastard!”
“Whoa, calm down. I just wanted to talk…”
“So you encage me in this miniscule impenetrable force field?” Sjin said, crawling about, attempting to find a hole in the large hollow but transparent cube of energy.
“I promised Sips I’d let you go after. I’m not here to do anything but ask you questions”
Yogscast: The battle for MinecraftiaFrom the deepest pitsYogscast: The battle for Minecraftia3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Of darkest hell,
Comes the king of nether,
Through the portal,
The sand starts to spread,
And life starts to fade.
Time may be short, the knight be gone,
But there is still hope
To right this wrong!
From the battle of the breach
To the Iron hand
The heroic duo
Can still stop the sand!
The allies will gather
From earth, air and sea,
Will unite this land
As it is meant to be.
The dwarf and spaceman charge!
For jaffas, minecraft and daisy!
Give honeydey sixty-four
Let the sand not faze me!
And at the last battleground,
When all will gather,
Israpel, bow in hand
He asks: 'who dares to defy me?'
And all at once
A might throng
Of all their voices rings out!
And in one moment turns the tide.
Out they cry, charging forth
A yell to be heard by all.
'I am Dave, Yognaught,' they cry,
'And I have the balls!!'
Zoo of Cubes: (i) An Evening with SipsZoo of cubesZoo of Cubes: (i) An Evening with Sips2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
(i) An evening with Sips
The man, formerly known as 'Sips' regained some consciousness after being knocked out by something. Before opening his eyes, he took some time to physically adapt to his surroundings. He could feel the cold of whatever hard, smooth object was below him. He inhaled the scent of freshly cut metal and smoke. He could hear the sounds of machines chattering away at work. There was a taste of blood in his mouth that didn't seem right. It was his own blood. Upon finally opening his eyes, Sips could see he wasn't alone… encased in a small force field with Lalna on the other side, glancing wide eyed and crazily back. Sips checked his pockets quickly to see if he had any of his things. Nothing. His Inventory was completely empty.
"W…What are you doing, you crazy bastard" Sips hesitantly asked as he stood up and scanned the force field with his tired eyes. "Why are you holding me hostage?"
"Because there are some questions I've been dying to ask you…"
A Day In The Mind Of Lalna - Part 2, PridePart 2, PrideA Day In The Mind Of Lalna - Part 2, Pride2 years ago in Drama More Like This
The Man of the Skies flew off, leaving Lalna to his own thoughts. He sighed, sitting on the back of his chair and putting his face in his hands. For the first time in a while, Lalna just thought. Not with numbers, or other languages, just his own thoughts.
“It’s not hard,” Lalna realized.
“No,” Rythian’s voice answered. “It’s not.”
Anger rose up within Lalna, but with a quick exhale, it faded again. I should hate you.
“Oh you should,” Lalna felt him smiling. But if you did, I’d be just empty emotions.
“How’s Zoey?” Lalna asked.
Christ, Duncan. I’m surprised you haven’t shut me out yet. She’s alright. Sleeping off some of the magic she had in her system. Still a bit phased.
Lalna felt Rythian’s anger and his grief and his liquid rage towards Lalna himself. Yet the alchemical mage didn’t respond to that small note, or acknowledge it. “You realize wha
Sips Co. Fairytale - Chapter 6Sips Co. FairytaleSips Co. Fairytale - Chapter 62 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Six - Xephos and the Seven Dwarves
The Queen’s shoes clicked against the cobblestone stairs as she rushed down to her cellar. Usually, she only went down to her cellar for studying up on Black Magic or when she needed to fix issues with others. This was one of those times. Xephos was still out there somewhere, and just the mere thought of him made her blood boil. Once she reached the solid floor that made up her cellar, she rushed past the eerie hallway that led to the dungeon on a lower floor, and stopped abruptly at her bookshelf. Her long slender index finger glided along the old, dusty books until it stopped on one titled Alchemy: Volume I. Her whole hand lunged for the massive book before she even finished reading the title, and she began flipping through it.
Something to kill... something to make me fair- “Ah!” The Queen exclaimed, making a bony crow in the corner flinch and squawk angrily. The
Sips Co. Fairytale - Chapter 9Sips Co. FairytaleSips Co. Fairytale - Chapter 92 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Nine - Xephos and the Seven Dwarves
Part Nine (Final)
Thunder rolled in from behind the hills, causing the dwarves to curse as they pushed their dwarven legs against the earth. As the seven ran in single file, small drops of rain pelted lightly against their helmets with a pang. This light rain quickly formed into strong, fat drops that shot down like rockets. The animals ahead dashed through the forming mud along the trail, their fur becoming damp and soiled. The path became slippery under the fourteen metal boots that stamped their soles into the soil, causing a couple dwarves to slip. They rose quickly, not about to get lost in the herd of the others.
Lightning spiked down around the cottage, making the old hag gasp. She pulled up her long hood of her cloak, noticing the sudden heavy amount of rain. But no change of weather could spoil her mood. Her deed was done, and she could now rest easy knowing she was the fairest. She planted her
'Flux' or 'Duncan's Diary'“Wake up, NanoSounds.”'Flux' or 'Duncan's Diary'1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Kim woke with a start, almost smacking her head on the bunk above. Had she just dreamt that voice? It certainly didn't sound like Duncan.
That was when it struck her that something was different. Firstly, the window to the tower was open a crack, and the winter snow was slowly drifting in through the gap, drawing a thin line of cold snowflakes across the floor. Second was the absence of any sound other than the shuffling of the leaves outside. No snores or snorts, no shuffling of bedclothes or nocturnal mutterings. She pulled the covers aside and stepped out of bed, groggily. A cursory glance to the upper bunk confirmed the absence of her partner in misadventures. She wondered if perhaps he was still downstairs in the workshop, although no sound could be heard from the many machines below.
As she made for the stairs, Kim's attention was drawn to a fluttering from Duncan's bunk. The soft wind was shuffling some sort of paper half poking f
Fury Zoey knew that Rythian could get angry. She had heard anger turn his usually smooth voice steely, and she had seen his eyes flash that toxic shade of violet before, but she had never seen him truly furious, truly vengeful.Fury2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It had started the night before. He had sat bolt upright in bed in the middle of the night, shoulders stiff, eyes searching the desert darkness outside their shelter. Zoey had looked as well, straining her blue eyes but seeing nothing other than moonlight and the normal items that sat scattered around their base.
“Rythian, what is it?” she’d tugged lightly on his sleeve as he’d gotten up out of bed, trying to persuade him to stay next to her where it was warm and safe.
“Something is coming.” Had been the short reply; heedless of her pleas, he had left the tent and looked around the desert encampment, his violet eyes roving over the benches, pens, and chests as if expecting to see enemies at every turn. Z
Sleepwalking (Zoethian One-shot)Rythian twisted and turned in his sleep as a sharp pain in his shoulder intensified more and more before finally breaking him from his slumber. The tired Mage looked up from his bed, growling quietly under his breath as he made out the form of Teep in the barley lite area standing next to him, poking Rythian's shoulder repeatedly with his sharp claws. Rythian pushed himself up, informing the Dinosaur that he was awake and to stop poking him. As Rythian sat up he finally realized that the double bed he was sitting on, normally occupied by two bodies, currently only held one.Sleepwalking (Zoethian One-shot)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
The Mage let out a tired sigh before looking back at the Dinosaur while asking, "Where is she, Tee?"
Teep turned and began walking back out into their desert base, heading towards the animal pens, Rythian following close behind. Approaching the dog houses, Rythian spotted something metallic shine in the moonlight, smiling to himself under his mask as they walked closer, spotting Zoey curled up next to Ghost Jr and W
Yogscast Kids - Teatime Taking care of kids was hard! Specially when the only job Nilesy had was selling pools, so providing them with toys came after feeding and clothing them.Yogscast Kids - Teatime2 years ago in Humor More Like This
Sometimes when he had the patience, he'd make handmade toys for them, rag dolls and such. It was a good thing to practice his sewing, since the kids would often come back with torn clothing.
Nilesy had started picking up orphaned kids when he was 22. Now at the age of 30 he had quite a few mouths to feed.
They were good kids, don't get him wrong, but sometimes they did the weirdest and stupidest things. Like Zoeya who would fallow around a heard of frigging dinosaurs. Carnivores none the less, because she'd made friends with a baby who she called Teep.
She would always manage to drag Rythian along and the two would come back filthy from having to run for their lives when Teep's mommy realized they were fallowing her precious baby.
Sips and Sjin would always get into some sort of trouble and Lalna had the nasty habit of kic
Broken CircuitryIt happened again. Of course, it happened all the time, but not now. Not when she was with him.Broken Circuitry1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
It was late at night. Usually they would both be in different parts of the castle by now; she would be in her tower sleeping, and he would be in his lab, working on some miscellaneous project and watching her while she slept like he normally did. That was when it would usually happen. Almost every night, like clockwork. When it happened, he would cut off the portal letting him see her so that his screams wouldn't wake her up. The pain that followed was usually so intense that he would pass out and wake up later. It was usually the only sleep he got.
But this time was different. He was with her. They were working on a project that had taken them all day. He was teaching her how to build a force field emitter. She was learning quickly, like she always did.
He only realized what time it was when he began to have trouble moving his right hand, the mechanical one.
Oh no... he thought. N
Seeing Double-Chapter 2: Sending in the Girls"So, run it past me one more time, Martyn," Hannah said, raising one eyebrow.Seeing Double-Chapter 2: Sending in the Girls3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Simon 'fixed' up the cloning machines from in the Hand to clone us all, but, for some reason, the clones are all girls "
"Must have been a surprise to see what you saw when you woke up, Martyn " Minty smirked.
Martyn smiled and shook his head.
"I only woke up because I could hear someone giggling. I thought I had dreamt it, because I quite sure no. I won't finish that sentence. Whatever. Yeah. So, I woke up, opened my eyes and there was a blonde girl standing in front of me with a very short towel wrapped around her. I didn't really know what to do "
Duncan snorted sharply. Lewis himself was suppressing a smile. Simon was not so cheerful. All he had wanted to do was impress his friends, and now they mocked him.
"Well, what do you want us to do?" Hannah asked, slightly bored.
Martyn stood like a rabbit in the headlights. Caught off guard by the question and confused.
"Wh what do
Xephos' POVXephos' POV2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Look Simon I know you love Jaffas but I can’t risk this and when the time comes I will do what it takes to keep Lomadia with me!” I yelled at Honeydew.
“You would destroy our Jaffa factory that we built from the ground up for Lomadia?” He stared at me with huge eyes.
“Yes I would protect her at any cost!” Honeydew growled then turned towards the middle.
I looked over at my new partner, Sips. I tried to remember what the arena looked like when we got to preview it.
"Meet me at the big tree!" I pointed to a tree behind me and Sips.
I ran and looked at the other players reach the chests before me. I could hear someone running behind me. I quickly turned, throwing my elbow into Nilesy’s nose. He collapsed onto the ground and I continued until I reached an untouched chest. A pulled out a sword and some meat and ran towards the over sized tree. I sat up in the branches and waited. I looked out into the distance.
Simplicity [Zoethian]‘Do I love her?’Simplicity [Zoethian]2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The answer, even now, isn’t as simple as a yes or no.
Rythian watches as she shifts again, covers tangled around her legs, prosthetic strewn at an unnatural angle up against the enclosure’s wall. She’s moved it again and again trying to find a comfortable spot for the foreign appendage. Even in her sleep her body could tell that something wasn’t quite right. The thought makes him sick.
Even now, nearly a month after the incident, he still can’t shake the image of her as she fell from the sky in a streak of cloth and blood… He thought she was dead. How couldn’t she be, after an explosion like that? How wasn’t she charred and blackened and broiled, torn to shreds and scattered across the landscape, obliterated beyond recognition? How wasn’t she dead?
He actually has to touch her to prove this wasn’t a dream.
Zoeya shifts under his fingers. He sh