Alzheimersi hear my grandfather breaking shore on D-Day,Alzheimers2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
the muffled black and white German blaring
on the History Channel. the memories etched
in his face fading as the rabid fear, break-neck
hug, anything, to hold on.
and his fear seeps into my clothes, my spine,
lingers there for days.
Blossom Chapters:Land of Seasalt Arc:lover historyBlossom Chapters:Land of Seasalt Arc:lover history2 years ago in Romance More Like This
A young princess was hidden deep withing a beautiful flower garden of coral deep under the ocean as she sat singing softly to all of the sea creatures. Her beauty won the sight of many suitors of the other mermen and many of the shark men, but as her beauty became more alluring. The more many of her subjects began to hide her deep within the coral garden grounds of the underground castle, Atlanta.
"Thou, Princess must stay hidden here." Said a merman with a long scaled tail with a slit fin as the lime color of green reflected through the water.
As if a prisioner, her heart began to grow weary as she felt that the sight and the soft melody of her voice will never once again appeal to her beloved creatures of the deep. As the days and nights shifted passed as waves over the ocean surface. A terrible storm slowly approached near the princess could sense the danger of her loving servants as she swam pass the guards only meet a shark man. His dark cold eyes glimmering as if ch
Cloud Strife x Reader - Chapter 1 of 2Cloud Strife x Reader - Chapter 1 of 22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
As you put some books away on a shelf in the bookstore you run, you wonder if he will be visiting this time again. You worked next door to Seventh Heaven and lived in the apartment upstairs, so when you clear out the rubbish in the back you sometimes see Tifa out there too. Because of this, you and Tifa have become good friends and you often go to Seventh Heaven to have a drink or two.
It all really started when Marlene visited with Denzel in tow and wanted to borrow a book. As she was Tifa’s friend, you allowed her to read books at your store and you had even bought some bean bag chairs and cushions for her to sprawl on while she and Denzel read. It had soon become a regular thing so Barret would leave her with you some days and collect her after his work. On a couple of those days, Cloud had come to get her if Barret was late as Tifa would but she would always be behind the bar. Even though they were only next door it was still a dangerous place.
Cloud had never been
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The Stars In Your Eyes
Cloud Strife x Reader
Boredom was practically killing you. You had nothing interesting to do during that evening, so you had decided to spend your time in any place other than the suffocating atmosphere at your confined apartment. You were sitting on a bench at the public square and, although the sun had set and darkness had fallen, it was thanks to the light emitted by the lampposts that stood along the sidewalks that you were able to at least read the wording and gaze at the images imprinted over the pages of the book which was occupying your hands. You sighed sedately as you continued staring at the opened book with a somewhat distant look, not paying much concentration to the many words printed in there. The textbook was mostly concerning Astrophysics; you l
life(less).the poison escapeslife(less).2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
& the saturation
takes my blood's shape,
restoring life occupied
by a miscalculated mistake.
electrolytes & adrenaline
intravenously dripped & injected
are replacing what i
at speeds that question
if angels roam the earth.
they're waiting for a confession,
probably an apology or two,
now that they think that
they're reducing the hurt.
poised on the couch
& my mind is working against
time makes a fool of them
& the silence is better
as a teacher
than any explanation.
"it's always been this way,"
i manage to stammer,
"for as long as i
can possibly remember."
that doesn't satisfy
the minutes it's costing
& who can afford this
but i think i'm paying
with my sanity, dignity,
& all that's aching.
but what if
i had pushed a little deeper
climbed a little steeper
tried a little more
to finish what i began -
would i still be stripped bare
& forced to cave in
to their demands?
i've grown weary of
right & wr
For Squall Leonhart Lovers requestFor Squall Leonhart LoversFor Squall Leonhart Lovers request4 years ago in Romance More Like This
You watched as the gunblades clanged together. Squall and Seifer gritted their teeth together, each holding up to win. It was a par, each one had their own strengths and weaknesses, and it was their way of getting stronger, by paring with each other. Seifer knocked Squall down by hitting him with the hilt of his blade.
Squall, obviously, didn't stay down long; he got back up and charged at Seifer. He hit him straight in the face with full force, slashing his gunblade and leaving a deep gash running from his fore head till the nose. Seifer spat and ran to Squall, making a gash on his forehead, an exact replica that Squall had carved on Seifer's forehead, only difference was that it was an opposite.
"Cut it out!" you ordered, but, unfortunately, they still fought, making bruises and gashes.
"Stop it, NOW!" you screamed, they looked at you with blood dripping down.
You ran to the brunette and blond and sighed.
"What?" Seifer asked.
Squall Leonhart x Reader - Chapter 1 of 3Squall Leonhart x Reader - Chapter 1 of 32 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Wandering around in the Balamb Garden military academy, you can’t help but think of Squall. Since Ultimecia’s demise, Squall and Rinoa had spent every waking moment together, and you couldn’t help but feel jealous. After all, you had always watched him from afar. Being in the elite force SeeD, you had always admired him and even been on a few jobs with Squall. Even though Squall had been withdrawn and unapproachable, you had loved that mysteriousness, where it had pushed away others.
However, much to your secret delight – something you weren’t proud of – Rinoa and Squall hadn’t worked out. They had been together for six months but Rinoa’s forwardness and Squall’s brutal honesty had caused them to clash more and more and eventually Rinoa had left.
It had been very saddening for everyone, especially as Squall had taken it badly. Whenever he wasn’t closed up in his dorm room he was out at the flower field where he and Rinoa had m
The Stars In Your Eyes (Cloud x Reader) Chapter 3The Stars In Your Eyes (Cloud x Reader) Chapter 311 months ago in Romance More Like This
The Stars in Your Eyes III
Cloud Strife x Reader
The breeze of the night was cool and fresh, blowing at your face that was slightly shielded by Cloud’s broad shoulders, but little did it affect the fiery sensation that had overtaken your visage. Anyways, you decided to enjoy that rare intimacy while it lasted.
Soon after, the busy noises of the city were hushed, with nothing left of them but the rumbling of Cloud’s motorcycle. That signaled your departure from the perimeter of Midgar. Realizing that, your body stiffened, only slightly, for you had never gone out of the city before, not once in your life. However, the warmth which Cloud’s body emitted onto yours has helped greatly at pushing your anxiety to the back of your mind. Regardless of you not knowing where you were or where you were going, you felt safe and calm; with him, you had absolutely nothing to fear. A graceful smile
last love (wanderlust was your home).kites flew in his mindlast love (wanderlust was your home).2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
& kept his head in the clouds,
forcing me to send messages to the sky
in hope he doesn't take flight
with my world on his shoulders.
he was a traveler
intent on conquering every mountain
he could lay his hands on,
& leaving every atlas
to burn beneath his fingers;
like pain searing on a map of hurt
on his lover's skin -
directionless but in motion.
cigarettes were his staple diet
with beer to wash out
the bitter taste of a quick fix.
his smoke & ashes injected adrenaline
into my wasted body
& set my vision straight
when i was getting drunk off of him
on a monday, or tuesday
(or any day mid-week).
intoxication was a breath of fresh air
on nights when he wasn't -
the nights that i had promised myself
i wouldn't cave in to my
spirits gave me spirit
& silenced my thoughts
to allow my body to speak for me
in a language i knew
he would understand.
he kept me close by his side
as he slept through the nights
that the weather shared our bodies' passion,
Squall Leonhart x Reader - Chapter 3 of 3Squall Leonhart x Reader - Chapter 3 of 32 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Instinct kicks in. You can’t bear the thought of Squall being hurt at all. So you shove him aside. Agony tears through you and you open your mouth to scream, but you can’t. You look down and notice the Behemoth’s horn has pierced through you and it has raised its head. You are dangling, hands shaking as they move to grab the horn as if you could make the pain stop by touching it. It’s real. It’s really piercing you.
You hear Quistis screaming in the background and you look at her and Zell who are staring gobsmacked. Zell yells, “No! _____! Hold on!” But the faction swarm him and Quistis. The next thing you know the Behemoth throws you off and onto the ground. You lay there, hands trembling over your stomach. The blood…oh you can smell it. There’s a smell of iron in the air. Is that you? Your blood? What is it?
You turn your gaze to Squall and you can see he is shocked, but then his face distorts to absolute rage as Quisti
The Stars In Your Eyes (Cloud x Reader) Chapter 2The Stars In Your Eyes (Cloud x Reader) Chapter 211 months ago in Romance More Like This
The Stars in Your Eyes (Chapter II)
Cloud Strife x Reader
It was a beautiful Sunday evening; the night sky is clear, and the fresh air outside felt nice. But, for some reason, you were stuck in your own little apartment. You were sitting on your desk, working on some college projects. The deadline to presenting your homework was at the end of the month, which meant that you weren’t obliged to make haste, since you still had enough time on your hands. However, you thought you’d spend the evening getting some of your work out of the way. But in spite of how hard you had tried to focus on doing your homework, your mind, along with your thoughts, were drifting somewhere else. You reached into your pocket and fished out a small folded paper. You held it gently with your fingers and gazed at the couple of words that were written on there – ‘Come back tomorrow.’
It was probably th
The Romeo and Juliet GameThe Romeo and Juliet Game5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Read the beginning of the story, choose your desired heartthrob, and enjoy your Valentine's Day present
It was 7.00 pm and you were on your way to Yuffie's. Every year she organizes a Valentine's Day party and they never fail to impress. When you arrived, everyone was already there. You decided to be fashionably late anyway.
Yuffie jumped up from behind you, "__________, there you are! You look awesome!" You couldn't breathe because she practically choked you.
"Hi Yuffie. Did you invite everyone in town? It's pretty crowded in here." You walked to the buffet table with her.
"It wouldn't be fun if we were playing games with only a few people, now would it?" she grinned like a mad man. You paused and turned to her slowly, and raised an eyebrow.
"Games?" you ask, hoping she didn't mean what you thought she meant.
"Oh, you'll see." She winked and sped off. Yuffie took a chair and placed it in the middle of the room, and stood on it.
"Hear ye! Hear ye! I hope everybody's enjoying tonight
Cloud Strife x Reader - Chapter 2 of 2Cloud Strife x Reader - Chapter 2 of 22 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The two men watching get taken down first, then the one with his hands under your clothes is picked up by his neck and held in the air. Cloud is stood over you, pure anger on his face, and he snarls, “Disgusting men like you should die.” The man choking tries to apologise but he can’t get out a sound. Not willing to listen, Cloud throws him with all his might and the man goes flying. When he crashes to the ground the other two men get up and drag their friend with them, wailing about a crazy guy trying to kill them.
You sit up, wrapping your arms around yourself. You feel dirty and freezing, your jumper and coat too far away to reach. Cloud walks up to the clothes, picks them up and returns, and as he crouches and hands them to you, he says, “If you were Tifa, you would have taken them out already.”
“Sorry,” you seethe through gritted teeth, tears spilling from your eyes, “I’m sorry I’m not as strong as her.” Y
For Squall Leonhart's Lovers (Chapter 2/2)For Squall Leonhart's Lovers (Chapter 2/2)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Reader x Squall Leonhart (Leon)
Chapter 2 of 2
*The Next Day*
You open your eyes and find yourself lying in the bed, but in different room than yours. “Where am I?” You rub your sleepy eyes and then realize that Squall is sleeping beside you and your faces are inches apart. He's resting one arm of his around your waist while the other is folded under his head. You can hear him breathing softly and you feel his warm breath soughing against your visage. Your hand that is placed over his chest is moving in harmony with the slow movements of his lungs.
The idea of you sleeping beside him for the whole past night makes your blood boil within you with so much timidity, but you didn’t hesitate to smile as you watch his peaceful figure sleeping soundly in front of you. “Good morning, Squall.” You whisper.
You are working in the kitchen, setting the table and preparing the breakfast, when you hear his voice at the d
Cut You DownCut You Down3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Waiting in the shadows of the alley, Matt cocked his feet up on the dash and lit another cigarette, watching for the tip to burn before inhaling. Bitter smoke clouded his lungs, flooding his nostrils as he blew two streams and tapped ash out the window. The specks nearly hit one of the black boots parked by his car, and he lazily glanced toward it, catching the dirty look being thrown his way by the owner, who was dressed head to toe in black. Black helmet and visor, black leather racing suit, thick, durable gloves. Even his soul seemed black, tainted by years of darkness and sins of the worst kind. Not that the redhead was one to judge. If anyone was going to hell in a hand basket, it was him. “Think they’ll throw me a party?”
“What?” Pushing up his visor, Mello looked at him with pale, aquamarine eyes. They were dilated, and, as usual, Matt suspected he was riding the high of a plan ready to be executed, A plan that was probably doomed to fail, but eve a
Squall Leonhart x Reader - Chapter 2 of 3Squall Leonhart x Reader - Chapter 2 of 32 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You couldn’t sleep much that night and in the morning you’re yawning what seems like every five minutes. The thought of being with Squall again today was just too much to handle and now you were going to have to spar him half asleep! Hopefully you would wake up when you started. You are sure he won’t be impressed with you if you become a narcoleptic.
“Morning, _________,” Quistis says as you join her for breakfast. It’s early so Selphie and the others probably wouldn’t come for another half an hour.
“You’re up early as usual,” you say to Quistis. She smiles as she wipes her mouth with a napkin, “I’m back in the infirmary today. We’ve had a couple of our men come in from Dollet. Nothing too severe but not nice either.”
“Oh dear,” you frown, “How many injuries is that of our men this week?”
“Twenty three,” Quistis says, “There’s a lot of them now.
Smile [Zack x Reader]Smile [Zack x Reader]1 year ago in Romance More Like This
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTUtQlch4OE Please listen while you read!)
”But, what if you never come back? What if I never get to see you again?”
A light bat came to the side of your head. “You moron! Of course I’ll come back! I’ll even write you letters and send you all sorts of cool presents!”
You puffed out your cheeks. “Well, I don’t know...”
He widened his oceanic, blue eyes, protruding his bottom lip. “I promise I will!”
Damn him...He never ceased to win you over with that face. “Okay, okay. I believe you.”
In a fit of excitement, warm, silky lips imprinted into your cheek. For a mere second, your heart stopped its cycle, and your neurological pathways halted their functions. Suddenly, a tinkling laugh ringing across the alley snagged your attention.
”AHA! Got youuuuuu!”
”Zack! You jerk!! G
For Lovers Christmas Special 2011Christmas Special 2011: For LoversFor Lovers Christmas Special 20114 years ago in Romance More Like This
For Roxas Lovers
The huge Heartless dissipated into smoke and a gleaming pink heart floated away.
"Mission accomplished," you murmur to yourself.
As soon as you were about to open a dark portal another one opened next to you. You got ready Keyblade, just in case it was the Organization imposter. You caught a glimpse of blonde, orange-y hair as soon as Roxas stepped out of the portal. He looked at you and waved happily.
You ran to him and smiled back. He looked into your eyes and you looked back in those ocean blue eyes.
"A mission in Twilight Town too?" you asked the handsome boy.
"Yeah, some collecting hearts mission. You?" he asked.
"Killing the large Heartless, I was done with the mission so I figured to might as well get back to doing nothing," you answer him, shrugging.
He chuckled and you blushed lightly. His voice always sounded like sweet music to your ears and when he smiled, oh, Kingdom Hearts when he smiled!
For Zack Fair LoversFor Zack Fair Lovers4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Bolting down the halls of the Shin-Ra building you throw a quick glance behind you, and see that Genesis is now right behind you. You flash Genesis a cheeky grin before looking forward again, speeding up slightly.
"______! Get back here now!" Genesis shouts, as he starts to fall behind slightly, and you giggle slightly, tightening your grip on Genesis copy of Loveless, which you had taken from him.
See, you and Genesis didn't really get along, in fact you both disliked each other quite a lot, which was why you were always teasing him and playing pranks on him. Sometimes Genesis managed to get you back for some of the times you had messed with him, but most of the time he didn't bother trying to get you back, as he was always too busy reading Loveless.
You gasp as an arm shoots out in front of you and grabs you around your waist. As you turn round you see Zack grinning cheerfully at you, and you blush slightly when you see his arm is still round your waist.
"What have you done this time
For Reno Lovers "Just so you know, when this is all over, I'm going to kill you." You calmly say to a dumbfounded Reno. It wasn't right to rebuke one of your superiors, and you knew better - but this was sort of his fault.For Reno Lovers5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He simply stares up at you, panting for breath.
"HEY!" Tseng screams at you while you are walking into Shin-Ra headquarters. You turn and smile at him. "Hey Tseng what's-" He slams into you and grabs your arms. "Rude and Reno have gotten into a fight!" You gasp for air-he knocked it out of you.
"I'm sure (pant) they'll be fine," You say, trying to calm his excited black eyes. He begins to shake his head excessively. "This isn't one of their regular fights." He releases his death grip on your shoulders only to grab one of your hands and drag you with him.
"We need to get there before they kill ea
For Cloud Strife Lovers- God Bless the Broken RoadYour POV:For Cloud Strife Lovers- God Bless the Broken Road4 years ago in Romance More Like This
I set out on a narrow way many years ago
Hoping I would find true love along the broken road
You look back at your hometown of Nibelheim, standing outside the main gate. You're young, about 16, leaving home already to follow a dream...one that can't be reached here. Your parents and friends didn't want to see you go, especially your best friend Cloud Strife, but they all knew you wanted this.
You turn with a sigh, looking at the trail in front of you. You don't know where you're going, but you know you need to follow the trail. Maybe you'll find your dream, maybe even love along the way.
"Wait, ______!" A familiar voice calls. You turn again, to see your spiky haired friend running toward you. He stops in front of you, panting for breath.
"Did you run all the way from your house?" You ask. He nods simply in reply.
"Do...you really...have to leave?" He asks as his breathing starts to even out, his blue eyes slightly sad. You smile sadly at him and nod. You've alw
death's only exceptiontoday,death's only exception2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i met and
he checked his
long list and
"why are you
he asked me calmly.
my mouth went dry
for i didn't have
a proper reason:
tired of living,
i want to quit."
he shook his head,
he then took
my cold hands,
showing me all
my friends and family
going hysterical over
my hanging limp body.
"you can't leave them,
not like this and not now;
normally i don't make
exceptions, but this is a must."
he went on to explain
that it wasn't my time
and place to leave;
it was then that i realized,
i wanted to go back to living.
which again surprised me,
whispering in my ear,
"someday we'll meet again,
but not anytime soon."
and with that,
he revived me;
i met and
Coffee Break [Reno x Reader]Coffee Break [Reno x Reader]9 months ago in Romance More Like This
He stirred lightly, perhaps snorting just a bit. His arm draped lazily over the sofa as he moved.
It was only noon. He would totally be allowed to have extra sleep, right?
“Reno, get off your ass, come on.”
Ah, the voice of a beautiful angel.
Or is it his living alarm clock?
Perhaps a harpy straight out of the depths of Hades.
“Reno, it’s noon! You worthless piece of junk!”
He felt a light kick to his shin.
“Owww, fuck,” he moans, rolling onto his side.
“Reno, are you kidding me?”
He noticed your weight sink into the couch next to you.
And he smelt it, the heavenly aroma, the agreeable, delectable, delicious, luscious, entrancing scent belonging to the nectar of life he grew to love.
Almost immediately, the fiery red-head popped his head from the comfort of the couch. Indeed, there you sat, two cups of the ambrosia, the enticing steam greeting him for the coming day.
“Seriously, noon is coffe
For Squall Leonhart's Lovers (Chapter 1/2)For Squall Leonhart's Lovers (Chapter 1/2)2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
For Squall Leonhart's Lovers
Reader x Squall Leonhart
Chapter 1 of 2
“Hey! Can I come in?” you knock on the door of Squall’s room, craning your neck inside to see him lying on his bed.
“Yeah… come in.” He says.
You walk inside the room, place the tray aside on a small table, and sit on the bed in front of Squall. He rises and sits straight over his bed, resting his back against the bed’s headboard. You reach for his forehead with your hand: “The fever is still there. Does your head hurt?” you ask.
“I’m fine. No need to worry.”
“Here, I made you soup.” You take the bowl into your hand. “Open wide… come on.” You say.
“What are you doing?!”
“Feeding you! What else could it be? You have to eat well so you get better. Open up. Aaaahhh.”
“_______! Knock it off! I’m not a little kid.”
“I know… but you’re sick, and I h