Sam Dies at the End 12. Understanding.“Breathe! Breathe, damn you! BREATHE!”Sam Dies at the End 12. Understanding.2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Someone was violently shaking Max. He tried to say something and he couldn’t. He only whined a little bit, and that seemed to bring everything to a halt.
“Max! You’re alive!” Sam was hugging him so tightly Max was unable to breathe again. “You’re alive, you’re alive, you’re alive…”
“Sam, you’re hurting me,” Max tried to say in his croaky voice, but Sam never heard him. He kept repeating “you’re alive, you’re alive” as if it was some sort of magic mantra.
Suddenly Max had a coughing fit. Opening his eyes, he realized why. A thick cloud of dust was hovering over them. “Let’s get you out of here,” Sam said.
“Oh no. Not this. Not now,” Sam growled in frustration. And then the pouring rain started hitting the building. Sam carried Max into another room, looking for the exit. The cloud of dust was lighter
Hollow Hunters - Rough StartHollow Hunters - Rough Start6 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Hollow Hunters Rough Start
Nestled in the old neighborhood many of the buildings standing since the 1940's, the Goldston's Boarding House stood as a quaint reminder of the older days. Before the high sky-rise buildings and bustling downtowns had seized much of the surrounding land or when the urban blight descended across much of the discarded and forgotten parts of the city.
Like a time capsule this little area still retain the same homely and simple nature it possessed decades ago.
Generation of families still keep up the traditional visit to the boarding house, little changed in the interior since the time it was built. Nestling themselves in the antiqued of the past and enjoying a sense of nostalgia permeating through the place.
While the younger generations complained at the lack of sophistication and particular modern conveniences, that did little to detour the visits. Some suspected their parents of simple coming here merely to vex
Sam Dies at the End - 51.5 Fog.Cocky shook his head furiously.Sam Dies at the End - 51.5 Fog.1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“You,” he whispered. “You’re the most obnoxious, asinine, GRATING bastard I have ever met. And I can’t stand to spend another second in here with you.”
“That’s a lot of big words. I can’t even believe you talk to your mother with that mouth,” Max said, calmly, half-trying to defuse the situation. Cocky seemed about to do something stupid. And he did.
“Screw this mission. And screw YOU.” Cocky dragged himself out of the shaft. Max was so astonished he could hardly react. “Cocky, wait!” he whispered. “The wizards!”
“SCREW the wizards!” Cocky shouted at Max. His voice was amplified by the shaft tenfold. He turned his head and pointed up at the floating figures. “HEY YOU, THE IDIOTS UP THERE! SCREW YOU!”
“The Hell’s this idiot doing,” Max mumbled to himself, alarmed. He had no choice but to crawl to the opening of the shaf
Sam Dies at the End - 20.5 Dark Seed“Here, let me help you with that,” the female lagomorph said.Sam Dies at the End - 20.5 Dark Seed2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Don’t bother,” Cocky said. “He’s the most stubborn lagomorph I have ever met.”
Max sighed. He didn’t like handing over the brain in the jar, but he couldn’t walk without help. Desiree looked like she could be trusted, or at least he would have to. So he complied.
Cocky made a face. “That’s only because you’re a chick, you know,” he said.
“Seems like you didn’t have enough punch on your prom party, Cocky,” Desiree remarked.
“I love you too, babe. Hey, if you really want to finish the job that guy started, you’d only have a little way to go,” Cocky said.
Brock half-dragged Max into the ship and carefully lowered him into a seat. Max mumbled some exhausted thanks and saw Desiree put the jar in a cargo container. He felt tempted to say something, but he thought better.
They would never understand.
Brock got b
Sam Dies at the End - 67. Onwards.Max thought Sam was going to pulverize him with his hug, but he didn’t really mind. He was just happy to see his best friend again. Fortunately for his spine, the hug didn’t last too long.Sam Dies at the End - 67. Onwards.1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“I thought you were...” Sam paused and let Max go. “Wait a second. Where's the past ME?”
Now that’s a looong story, Max thought. But he managed to summarize it well.
“Oh yeah, about that: we were on a case and you got turned into a giant monster with electromagnetic powers, so I kinda had to blow you up.” Max paused for dramatic effect, then he said with his best maniacal grin: “It was horrible!”
Sam cringed and Max was instantly reminded that it was probably too soon to joke about it. An awkward silence followed. For a moment, Max was at a loss at what to say next, but he suddenly remembered what had brought him out of his funk. He got his Luger out.
“Soooo... wanna stop some crimes?”
They headed to the elevator. For a spl
Sam Dies at the End - 51.5 Fun house.“SHHH!” Cocky whispered, (barely) covering Max’s huge mouth with his gloved left hand. It tasted like brick. “In-doors-voice!”Sam Dies at the End - 51.5 Fun house.1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Max pushed the hand away. “The next time you try to cover my mouth with your hand, you’re gonna lose that hand.”
“And the next time you try to do your best impression of a vuvuzuela, I’ll just bonk you on the head and leave you to the wizards.”
“Awesome. I like it rough,” Max smiled unnervingly.
Cocky groaned. He looked around. The room was curved and crooked strangely. It was as if all the angles were about to collapse. He shook his head, as the whole thing was making him slightly nauseous.
“This place is madness,” Cocky whispered. “We have to be careful or it’ll mess with our heads.”
Max shrugged. “Bah. No big deal. I’ve been in a place like this before. Multiple times. Sam always forgets to pick up stuff and has to come back at some p
Sam Dies at the End - 50.6 Hall of Mirrors.Cocky scratched his head. He had not thought Max didn’t seem particularly suited for precision surgery ops. “Well, that might be a problem. You see, I’m pretty sure Max won’t like the thought of being left out of this.”Sam Dies at the End - 50.6 Hall of Mirrors.1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“You don’t need to tell him anything,” Momma Bosco suggested. “Just go and do what you need to do.”
“Yeah, and if you get killed, he can still try and save Sam,” Paperwaite said. Cocky looked at Paperwaite, unnerved. “Dying is not in the plans,” he said, coldly.
“Dying is never in the plans,” Paperwaite noted, with evident self-satisfaction.
“You can’t count on the plans working when you’re carrying around a live-bomb like Max,” Sybil said.
For a moment, Cocky almost agreed. But then he remembered how Max had killed Dr. Von Crazy without even a whisper. Maybe he WAS capable of many more things than what these people thought.
“We’ll go toget
Sam Dies at the End - 41.7 Higher.Brock stared, dumbfounded, at the dog transforming himself into a monster right before his very eyes. “Well, I guess you don’t see that every day,” he tried saying, but all he could utter was an unidentifiable mumble. He could hear Max squealing in the clutches of the monster, and he vaguely wondered if leaving him to his fate was as bad as breaking the Law. The dilemma didn’t last, however, as the monster pushed Max away so hard the lagomorph bounced off the wall and fell down, inert.Sam Dies at the End - 41.7 Higher.1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
The monster that was formerly a menacing dog in a suit had now completely outgrown his clothes. He was a good 10 foot now and still growing, although the growth seemed to be slowing down. Brock was about to say something about helping Max, but he was distracted by Cocky’s blindly trying to clutch at his clothes. “Brocky,” he whispered, and that got him out of his paralysis. Still not taking his eyes off the monster, he bent down to help Cocky climb on his back. &
Sam Dies at the End - 30.5 Ties."I’ll just take Sam’s brain to Momma Bosco’s lab,” Max said, while in the middle of putting it back in the jar. “Then maybe she can put it in the clone, and if she doesn’t know how, maybe she knows someone who does.”Sam Dies at the End - 30.5 Ties.2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Cocky shifted his weight uneasily. “Sounds like a plan,” he said. “Do you really think it’ll work?”
“It HAS to work,” Max mumbled. “It just has to. If it doesn’t, I don’t know what I’ll do.”
Cocky turned around to see his friends and wondered how he was going to formulate the question. He didn’t have to. Brock rubbed his nose and said “We’ll give you a ride on the ship there. If you want.” He turned to look at Des, nervously. “And if the captain’s okay with that.”
Desiree shook her head. “I guess we’re partially responsible for this, seeing as how we left this idiot running around your planet unchecked.
Sam Dies at the End - 55.3 The final form.Battery Park. The sun was setting and bathing the towering monster with a red, dying light. Behind the beast the sky was already dark.Sam Dies at the End - 55.3 The final form.1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Max climbed a smoking pile of rubble that was blocking the way. He felt so tired he was actually becoming sluggish. But he couldn’t afford that. He had no idea what he was doing, but he felt a desperate need to do something. At the top of the pile he saw Sam’s back. The muscles were rippling with strange movement, and a purple glow was coming out of the parts of his body that were translucent. Max lost his footing and tumbled down the pile, narrowly avoiding being impaled by a rusty rod. He rolled down and stopped his fall with his sprained hand. He cried out and cursed Cocky once again. But there would be time for that later. Or maybe not.
Max got up and turned around to see Sam face the giant batteries. Why are those things even there, Max thought, and started running as fast as he could. Not fast enough, however. Sam lifted his arms and t
Sam Dies at the End - 53.6 Swing time.“Look, all I need is for you to get my knife and cut these zip-ties. Then I’ll free us both.”Sam Dies at the End - 53.6 Swing time.1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“If you think I’m gonna go around in your pants fishing for your knife, think again.”
“Okay, I’m thinking about it again.” Dead silence. “No? Damn, tough crowd.”
“I have decided to ignore you forever. Bye now.” Max looked away.
“My knife is in my belt, you humorless sack of fur. Only It’s mag-locked in place. You need to look for the release locks on the inside of the belt.”
“What the hell is mag-locked?”
“It’s a technology that uses a very strong magnetic bond to… uh, are you falling asleep???!”
“Yes. I am bored already. What the hell is mag-locked? I asked you, and you didn’t even answer.”
Cocky clenched his teeth.
“Let’s say it like this. My knife? It’s glued. Magnetically. To my BELT.”
“Uh?” Max looked ske
Sam Dies at the End - 53.8 Magic.The climb was the hardest part of the journey. Once up, however, it soon turned into a Gigerian nightmare. Weird organs pulsing and throbbing were attached to the walls or partially blocking the way.Sam Dies at the End - 53.8 Magic.1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Uuuuh,” Cocky complained, shivering. “I feel watched.”
“Was that supposed to be a joke?” Max purposefully made a detour to avoid a jelly-like blob that displayed a dozen or so eyes. They blinked in turn, like a LED light.
“Yes. Laugh,” Cocky said, deadpan.
“It IS funny,” Max said, “considering that I have actually felt watched since I escaped the pools of acid.”
“Not me. I was too busy trying to escape certain death. Say, what the Dickens is that? Do you know?”
Max turned to see. “Looks like cellophane. I’m not surprised. Sam is really too impatient to unwrap anything. We will probably also find all the chewing gum he has swallowed in the last seven years… wait.”
Cocky turned quick
Sam Dies at the End - 52.3 Magic trickTwo down, two left to go, Cocky thought. There was hardly time to think anything else. All his concentration was in dodging the streams of green fire that were being thrown at him at the moment. He had not been hit yet, only slightly singed here and there. But Cocky knew his luck couldn’t last. And although he could hear Max’s cheery, sarcastic laughter along with the zaps of whatever Blue Robe was throwing at him, sooner or later he’d be hit too. “Idiot,” Cocky thought, but in truth, it was probably not his fault. He guessed that if Max had indeed tried to run away with the Toy when Cocky told him to he would have been instantly attacked. And now he certainly couldn’t shake the wizard off long enough to flee.Sam Dies at the End - 52.3 Magic trick1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Cocky wasn’t particularly worried about Max at the moment. He seemed bouncy and energetic, and if what the black wizard said was true, they weren’t allowed to kill someone with the Gift. So unless they decided to break the rules, Ma
Sam Dies at the End - 50.3 Alien.“Now, wait a minute,” Sybil said. “I want to save Sam if it can be done. Sam and Max have saved (and ruined) my life several times. I’d sure like to return the favor.”Sam Dies at the End - 50.3 Alien.1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Momma Bosco shrugged. “I like those boys, but I’m not willing to sacrifice the entire human race for them. I will help in any way I can, but…”
“We can’t just let Sam die,” Cocky said. “He’s a national hero. Or something? Anyway, we should at least try, because…”
“And who are you, EXACTLY?” Papierwaite demanded to know.
“My name’s Cocky. I’m…” But WHAT was he, exactly? If he said “a friend” and Max was not completely asleep, he was sure he was going to get punched. An enemy? An ally? “Involved,” Cocky finished the sentence. “I am partially responsible for the situation Sam’s in.” But he wasn’t. Not really. It would have happened sooner
Gumi x Len: Chapter twoGumi x Len: Chapter twoGumi x Len: Chapter two3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
"No, Rin! You know that yogurt you ate was mine!" A voice that belonged to Luka woke me up.
"Please Luka, it was just yogurt! Go buy more!" Rin yelled dryly.
They stood in front of Rin's desk. Luka had her hands on her hips, with a glare fixed on Rin's face that lacked in emotion. I blinked on rubbed my eyes before I made a noise. "Do you guys really have to fight in here?"
They both turned to me. "Gumi, I'm so sorry I woke you! Rin, was just being a pain." Luka apologized innocently.
With a sigh Rin spoke up, "I was hungry, and had some yogurt because Neru ate all the cereal. I was not being a pain!" I exhaled and shook my head.
"Rin say sorry for not asking if you could have it, Luka don't be so greedy it's not a million dollars it's yogurt." Rin mumbled a sorry, and so did Luka.
Before Luka could find another thing to argue with her about I shoved her out. Rin sat at her desk, and messed around on the computer. I glanced to see the time was eight. Groggily, I
Sam Dies at the End - 54.2 Dark thoughts.“We must be getting close to the brain,” Cocky said. “If there is one.”Sam Dies at the End - 54.2 Dark thoughts.1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Nice thinking, Sherlock.”
“This place, I know. You know what, we should rush through these caves. There’s nothing but purple streams here.”
“I hate them,” Max said, resentfully. “I hated touching them. I hate the very fact that they exist, infecting my best friend. I hate the way they make me feel.” Max could have kept going on about how he hated them, but deep down he knew it was only fueling the dark thoughts. He had needed almost half an hour to recover from the experience, and whether he wanted to admit it or not, he had been left pretty shaken. The worst thing about it was what it meant. If he didn’t find a different-colored stream, then Sam was gone for good. How much of him was left?
Cocky didn’t say anything. Max turned to look at him. He looked different now
WC-01 Devil Helix Part 1Devil HelixWC-01 Devil Helix Part 19 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Written by Sephzero
Original concept by Strangerataru
Morning had come to Seltzer city, though few of the residents could tell if they looked out their windows the overcast skies obscured the morning light. The air was humid as always for the city, its pavement drenched with the rain from the night before giving off a familiar pungent smell. In the suburban district of Atticus, the residents were slowly pulling themselves awake as the start of another day ritual commenced. As they get up from their beds shaking the last wisps of sleepiness from their eyes, they went about their business unaware of anything out of place.
Yet outside of their residences a stranger had come to the neighborhood.
The stranger walked with a gait his body not entirely under his control dragging more then moving his left foot moving down the sidewalk. His mouth hanged open as beads of saliva slide down the sides. A bowl-cap hat he salvaged from a trashcan sat on his head with the messy bits of hair
51.6 Bubble.Max floated freely inside of a bright, golden bubble. Inertia drove him around and around.51.6 Bubble.1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
“Wheee, I’m floating!” The lagomorph giggled, half-disoriented, half-amused. He didn’t try to escape, as there was nothing to get a hold on. Besides, the bubble looked like it could be painful to touch, and he wasn’t in a hurry to find out.
Four figures stood around him, dressed in differently colored robes. The one with the black robe that seemed to be dissolving into dark smoke pointed at Max. “The punishment for trespassing is mutilation. The punishment for trying to steal the Artifact is death.”
Max chuckled. “Can I have the death first? I like to save the best for last.”
Black Robe shrugged. “Well, nothing in the regulations says…” But he was interrupted by Red Robe. “Silence! I will handle this.” He pointed at the floor beneath Max with a twisted branch, and a crack in reality appeared. It was bubblin
Sam Dies at the End - 51.6 Upside down.There were a lot of insults exchanged in silence in the shadows of the ventilation shaft. Mostly rude gestures that were only half-understood, being the participants of different cultures. They were obvious enough, however, and since the lagomorphs couldn’t escalate the fight, they simply returned their attention to the blue light.Sam Dies at the End - 51.6 Upside down.1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Cocky rubbed his hand. He was glad his gloves were made of one of the most resistant materials in the universe, or he would have been bleeding instead of just bruised. He promised himself he would get Max’s hand trapped in a vise somehow and then he’d turn around the crank. See how he liked it.
Max on the other hand, had already half-forgotten the incident. He was more curious about the blue light, so he cautiously approached the entrance of the shaft and looked.
“They’re going to see you and turn you inside out, and I’m just going to take a lot of pictures, you jerk.”
“There’s no one there,” Max sa
Liubov Sviataya There are footsteps coming from the drawing room. Someone is coming. They glide across the dining room, around the large table, six-seven-eight, why do I bother counting? It's late. I'm far too tired for this. There isn't any other choice but to answer when the footsteps knock on our bedroom door. I let Tatiana do this, she's already thin as a stick, why waste my effort, I can't imagine that walking to the door or any amount of exercise could help my appalling weight gain. Even Mama had mentioned it. Spasiba Mama, I love you too. That's a quip, but what the footsteps say sounds like anything but a funny prank.Liubov Sviataya7 years ago in Historical More Like This
"Tatiana Nicholaievna? Could you inform the family we must get dressed? Commandant Yurovsky has told me we all must prepare for an hour or two in the lower area of the house. It seems our Czech friends have come for us! Pray let it be so, I'm sorry for this disruption your highness"
This last bit is whispered, the Lord forbid those pigs hear ou
Ratchet and Clank: Lifeforce Chapter 44Ratchet and Clank: Lifeforce Chapter 445 months ago in Drama More Like This
Lifeforce Chapter 44
“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
Never Know Passion, Never Know Pain
The armoured lombax had remained in the vents for the night. The crouched position was uncomfortable, and after a few hours, painful to the legs, but he endured it easily. He’d awakened, not with a start, but not because he’d had enough rest. Something had stirred him. Slowly he shuffled along the air vent; passing dim orange lights below him. His own breathing hovering in his ear, he paused by a barred hatch below. There where minions chirping to each other, looking worried – or at least as worried as faceless robots could look. They hovered away quickly.
Then, he heard screeching; like a trapped bird. Slowly he followed it, hearing it grow louder and take shape.
“I’LL RIP YOU TWO IN HAL
Sometimes 2nd PlaceSometimes 2nd Place11 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
'SOMETiMES 2ND PLACE'
- Kawai Tei
Sometimes taking second place
i fail to figure why
Trying not to lose control
and trying not to cry
Was i not the first one there
the first to take the prize
Or was it just a waist of time
despite my hard fought tries
Was there something that i missed
A contract yet to sign
Or rather was i just mistaken
thinking it was mine
Jesus'You don't believe in Jesus?'Jesus4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
'What can you believe in?'
'I'm Hellenic polytheist'
'I believe in the Greek Gods'
'Zeus . Aphrodite . Athena '
'How can you not believe in Jesus?'
'I just don't'
'Its not real'
'Those are just myths'
'And what do you think Christianity is?'
'My gods are real to me'
'They aren't real'
'Dude, are you serious? Religion is based on faith.'
'Not this, Jesus is real.'
'No Christianity is based on the faith and trust that Jesus was real. Show me one piece of evidence that Jesus lived.'
'That's what I thought.'