The Blind Prince: Chapter 1Soft hands moved over the marble counter slowly, searching patiently for the piece of papyrus that lay somewhere on the surface. My fingers touched on it finally, and calmly took up the papyrus. I looked blindly across the room, listening for the sounds of my guard. I heard the mans footsteps across the rug, and I held out the papyrus. I was unable to read the hieroglyphics, so wished him to read them to me. I heard his footsteps draw closer, and sensed his hand being stretched out, the papyrus was taken from my open hand and I heard the gentle crinkling sound it made as the man unrolled it. After a second his voice was heard, the familiarly warm strong voice making me smile. Hamadi was not only my guard; he was my best friend and the one who understood me best. He knew my wishes without me having to speak, and he never asked of anything in return for what he gave to me he gave me protection, friendship and care. He was paid to protect me, but he wasnt getting paid fThe Blind Prince: Chapter 17 years ago in General More Like This
Chapter 5 The fightChapter 5Chapter 5 The fight8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She lay on the grass under the tree, enjoying this peaceful moment. What do we have next? A voice asked, by Sakuras side. So much for peaceful. She thought as she blindly grabbed for her schedule, and it took several attempts to get hold of it. She quickly glanced at it, and sighed. Art. Tenten looked at her friend. Whats wrong? She asked her, poking Sakura in the side. I dont like art. Im bad at drawing. Sakura said simply, and went to close her eyes. Sakura! A high-pitched voice squealed, making Sakura sigh again. Why is it every time I want to think, something happens? She groaned to herself, before looking at the rapidly on-coming Ino. Sakura! I got to sit next to him in English! Ino squealed. She rolled her eyes, and tried to think of something else as her friend rambled on about the one person she didnt want to hear about
Chapter 6 I spy...Chapter 6Chapter 6 I spy...8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Remember that italics are memories!
He had just finished lunch with Temari and Kankuro. Where are you going? Kankuro called after him, when he started walking away. To find someone. Were supposed to study about science. He replied, not turning around. So bored! He thought, searching through the crowds. He got to the front of the school, and saw someone eating on their own. Lee. He walked up to Lee, and said So what exactly are we supposed to be learning? Lee looked up at him, slightly confused. Gaara? I thought you were catching up wi- Gaara stopped him. Ive finished. So, what are we studying? Lee smiled, and grabbed his book. He started going over boring details, and Gaara tried to retain them all.
As Lee was still talking, Gaara held his hand up for him to stop. Lee did, looking very confused. What
Chapter 3 Unwanted Fame...Chapter 3Chapter 3 Unwanted Fame...8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Sakura watched, as the principal seemed to go on and on about this high school somewhere. She hadnt been paying attention; too busy trying to think up an excuse for looking at the new guy. And, as you know, we swapped 3 of our students with 3 of Sunas. There is one in your year too! The principal smiled at the crowd, as if this was wonderful news. The boy beside Sakura swore under his breath, as the hall broke out into excited murmurings. His- The principal started, but was stopped by even louder murmurings from the girls. The principal coughed, and then carried on. His name is Sabaku no Gaara. Sakura saw the boy wince. Come up here, will you, Gaara? The principal asked in his sweet voice. The boy flinched, and slowly, and very reluctantly, wriggled out of his seat. He stood up, and slowly trudged to the front. He didnt seem very happy at all.
Shikamaru: Troublesome Girls 7Part SevenShikamaru: Troublesome Girls 78 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
There were only six contestants left now, and as they stood before Chouji and Shikamaru, the uneven number of boys and girls became quite obvious. Even Chouji was beginning to wonder if Shikamaru would end up with a boy
Well, Shikamaru said, You all did quite well in that round. However, the decision I had to make was based on not just that round, but all rounds before it as well. Therefore, I have chosen the following people to go through to todays challenge: Ino. Deidara. Temari. Naruto.
Gaara and Sai were left, both looking miserable as their hidden insecurities ate away at them.
Gaara, you plan to have a life that ends for your people I suppose for someone who has lived through what you have thats natural, but I dont want a partner that plans to die soon. That goes for anyone else who may be thinking that, he added, with a glance at Deidara. Sai, your dream was a much happier one, and one that matche
Chapter 4 Chemistry...Chapter 4Chapter 4 Chemistry...8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Chemistry and Kakashi
When the teacher had finally called the lesson to a close, Gaara walked swiftly out. He quickly got changed into his uniform, and took out his schedule. As he was looking for his next lesson, he felt a presence behind him. Yes? He asked, not bothering to turn around. Whyd you go and do that? A boy said, and Gaara remembered the voice for the class. Because, Sasuke, Im not someone who cares much about P.E or the poor people who dont get to race because of me He retorted, and glanced at his schedule. Science He thought, then stuck it back in his bag. He turned around, and glared into the taller boys eyes. He pushed past him, and went towards science. At least they put a map in the schedule He thought, pulling it out once again.
Ah, I get to teach class one, do I? A man said, as they
Chapter 1 The First dayChapter 1Chapter 1 The First day8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The very first day
We got some new exchange students today! Theyre from Suna this year! Ino squealed down the phone at her friend. You know, the wind country? Anyways, its two guys and a girl! One of the guys is going to be in our year! I wonder which classes hell be in? And I hope hes hot. If he isnt, hes still going to get a lot of attention, from coming from another country, an all! They say that the other guy, whos going to be in the thirds year by the way, is going to be really handsome! Well see if its true! Ino squealed again, and rambled on, which didnt bother Sakura. She was busy getting changed into her uniform. If Ino hadnt of called her, shed still be asleep. It took her a full 20 minutes to get dressed, while Ino was still chattering on about the people from Suna. Then as Sakura picked up the phone again, Ino moved onto the yearly events
Chapter 2 The new schoolChapter 2Chapter 2 The new school8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The new school
Hey, are you alright? A blonde girl asked him. You dont look too good. Maybe you should stay home today She had a concerned look on her face, which didnt appear very often. It wasnt normal for Gaara to get ill. Im fine, Temari. Stop fussing. The only god damned thing wrong is these tight clothes! The boy half-growled, as he pulled at his collar. He detested the fact that you had to wear uniform in this school. An older guy in the corner snorted. If we got you clothes any bigger, theyd fall right off you. He half stared at Gaara, looking straight into his bright green eyes. Most people thought it was unnerving the way that boy looked at you, but he wasnt worried. Keep your nose out of it, Kankuro Gaara muttered, looking away from his older brother. Just because you like to show of non-existent muscles He finished. Temari looked between
Chapter 8 The Forms...Chapter 8Chapter 8 The Forms...8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Soon after Gaara had torn away from Temari, the bell had rung. He walked swiftly to his next class, seeing people watching him. Just because Im from a different place, doesnt mean they can think anything of me He thought, slightly annoyed by the staring eyes. Art first. Simple art He thought, before sighing. If only every lesson was as easy as Art. He smiled. As the teacher came out, he smiled again. His teacher wasnt in. Free lesson for nothing but drawing. He sat down, and dumped his bag on the floor. He took up his pencil, grabbed a piece of paper, and started drawing the sunrise, which he remembered so well.
Very nice! The supply teacher said, looking over his shoulder. Ive never seen a sunrise quiet like this. Very spectacular. She smiled at him, and walked off to see another student. Thats because you
Chapter 7 A lesson with HimChapter 7Chapter 7 A lesson with Him8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A lesson with Him
Sakura hugged her bag as she walked to school with Ino. It was unpleasantly quiet after Ino broke the news to her. Why- why is he excluded? She asked Ino, her eyes on the floor. Because he started the fight with Gaara. Ino replied simply. They both sighed. Sasuke was the holder of many girls hearts, yet he didnt seem to care. How long until they decide if he can come back? She asked Ino, looking at her expectantly. I dont know Ino murmured, truthfully. Gaara barely had a scratch on him. Yet, Sasuke started the fight. How is that possible? Sasuke is the strongest guy in our year. Or so I thought Sakura sighed again, very confused.
Sakura lay on the grass, under the oak tree. The bell was going to ring in a minute, but Sakura didnt feel like moving. Someone elbowed her in her side, and whispered Its
Avatar Re-imaginingAvatar Re-imagining6 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Based on James Cameron's series
Re-imagined By Dan Oles
It is the distant future. The reach of mankind has extended beyond the Milky Way to the distant stars and unknown world beyond. One of these worlds is Artemis around which circles the innocuous moon Pandora. The first discoverers were a small expedition force of scientists and marines investigating the system. They spent a year on the surprisingly lush planetoid, recording and cataloguing the plants and animals they dared to. Pandora proved to have an un-breathable atmosphere so it was deemed unfit for colonization, perhaps only study and military exercises. As the expedition prepared to leave however an incident occurs. Reports remains sketchy but somehow marines in practice deep in the woods encountered another sentient species, and when all was over one of the tall blue aliens was dead and one of the soldiers severely injured.
The alien creatures were designated Alia (Latin for The Other) by the scientific co
James Camerons Avatar reviewAvatar, a reviewJames Camerons Avatar review5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
James Cameron's Avatar should not be confused with Nickelodeon's Avatar. James Cameron's Avatar is a sci-fi movie which promises to change movies forever. Bryan and Mike's Avatar is about the last Airbender who's destiny is to defeat the firelord and restore balance to the world. That version is being done by M. Night Shyamalan.
Yeah, I'm worried too.
Anyway, James Cameron has always been known for being a director of sci-fi, and a very good director at that. However, in 1997, he came out with the behemoth Titanic which threw everyone off, including the Academy.
Fans love the movie and haters continue to hate. Me? I thought it was okay.
Now, after more than a decade, he mark his return to theatres with the movie Avatar.
Controversy surrounds this movie like a plague. A giant amount of hype has been built up as has a giant amount of backlash. Look at 4chan, and you can see all the haters waiting to pounce on this movie, much like a cheetah pounces on fresh prey.
And So We RunAnd So We RunAnd So We Run6 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
Put on your shoes. Its dark, but I know mothers voice.
I roll over and sit up in bed.
Heavy droning fills the night.
A shirt is thrown over my head while father rummages in the closet. I rise, half-dressed, fumbling for my shoes. He slings a pack over my shoulders and we race down the stairs.
A figure stands in the doorway, hand extended to me.
Youre coming? I plead with my parents, although the truth burns my throat like bile.
They hold me; then I am shoved out the door toward the man.
Run, Madge, he whispers.
Carry Me With YouCarry Me With You5 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
The Na'vi had only eight fingers. Humans called the lacking digit the 'little finger'; it assisted with griping and subtle movement, along with rounding the count of fingers to an even ten. The aliens found little use for the extra two and dismissed them as 'useless'.
Three months in, Jake could understand their view with that, among other things. His pinkie got in the way when trying to notch the Omitacaya arrows into their thick, stubborn bows, often caught in his ikrans harness when he attempted to situate it. The only task made easier by the cumbersome flesh-and-bone came to them by surprise; Neytiri had thought wise to add more beads, a feather or two to her hair. She had been quite pleased when Jake managed to maneuver the decorations with a deft precision, dubbed the two fingers to be quite useful in styling the loose hair.
Even on the
Repaid Part 1 of 4RepaidRepaid Part 1 of 45 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
you go run and tell your friends I'm losing touch.
Fill their heads with rumors of impending doom
It must be true - The Killers
Saturday, one week following the Harvest Festival
I check over my shoulder again to make sure that the door to the study is closed. No sounds carry through the house. My mother is asleep and my father, Mayor Undersee, isn't home. Yet, my nerves are buzzing as I stoop on the carpet and rummage through my father's classified Capitol newspapers. They are in their usual spot, left in a tidy stack on the bottom of his bookshelf. The papers have to look perfectly arranged and in the correct order by date, so he won't know that I have replaced the one I stole last night. At best, if he suspects that I've been taking papers, then he will simply store them somewhere safer. At worst, he finds out...but so does someone else. An informer. Anyone who's fallen out of favor with the authorities and desperate to r
BeholdenBeholdenBeholden6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I didnt even know Madge knew Gale, says Peeta.
We used to sell her strawberries, I say almost angrily. What am I angry about, though? Not that she has brought the medicine, surely.
She must have quite a taste for them, says Haymitch.
Thats what nettles me. Its the implication that theres something going on between Gale and Madge. And I dont like it.
Shes my friend is all I say.
Even now I cannot recall which hurt worse, Gale Hawthornes hostility toward me or owing him. Some part of me realized that his anger was directed toward the Capitol, that the merchant families of District 12 received the brunt of it merely because we were within reach that it truly had nothing to do with me personally. But somewhere along the line it had become personal, simply because I started to care about what he thought. Specifically of me.
When I found myself in h
Repaid Part 2 of 4RepaidRepaid Part 2 of 45 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
All the nightmares came today,
And it looks as though they're here to stay David Bowie
I leave the abandoned store feeling disgruntled. I'm not used to being observed and Darius is too good at reading people. Add the possibility of stronger Capitol imposition in the district and I feel like I'm on the way to a stomach ache.
It's a little after lunchtime, but I'm not in any hurry to return home where it's too quiet. I would visit Katniss, but it's a Sunday afternoon. She'll be in the woods beyond the fence with Gale. I wonder what they'll talk about? What her engagement to Peeta means to Gale? Katniss and I are friends, but we keep our own secrets. The truth is that I'm not sure how much stock to put into the engagement, myself. Katniss doesn't confide in me, and I don't ask, but I have eyes. She has spent whatever time she can with Gale since she came home from the Games while Peeta she's avoided like the plague.
I don't know. Mayb
Christmas CheersChristmas CheersChristmas Cheers5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Christmas Eve, Year 78, Capitol Reckoning
"Madge, where are my boots?" Gale calls as he comes into the kitchen. He isn't wearing a shirt yet, let alone socks.
"Don't you think you should get dressed before you worry about that?" I pull open the door of the oven and peek inside. Warm air and the yummy aroma of baking cheese envelope me. "I brushed them this morning," I reply. "They're by the door."
"Oh, thanks," he says and walks back down the hall without bothering to check.
With a shake of my head and a smile, I return my attention to not burning the few parts of the Christmas dinner that Hazelle has entrusted to me. Everything's in the oven and I try to clean up the mess in our tiny kitchen, mostly as a distraction from picking at the leftover potatoes that didn't fit into the casserole dish. My baby belly still hasn't gone down completely, and I don't need to encourage it to stay.
"We don't want to be late for dinner," Gale warns, coming around the cor
Love was a Fire EscapeLove was a Fire EscapeLove was a Fire Escape5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
So far, my life in this new place has consisted of a series of orders, mostly basic: where to sleep; when to eat; how to fill the long hours from one indistinguishable day to the next. I spoke with Katniss on the hovercraft like Haymitch told me to. That was a few days ago. When I delivered my message, I left feeling shaken yet resolved. I will always have her friendship, I know that, but the rest of her belongs to Peeta.
Whether she knows it or not.
I knew it the moment on the screen when he dropped the pearl into her hand, when she accepted his gift, that I'd lost her. Or maybe that I'd never had her.
The realization feels like a wound. I deal with it like I would any other kind of injury. Bind it up and try to ignore the pain. My natural inclination is to move forward. To survive. And love it's real or it isn't. There are some things that cannot be pantomimed or manipulated by the Capitol, and I know that she's made her choice. It's
Darkness 5Coming out in cold,Darkness 52 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Shadows rise; feared and fearing,
To tread once again.
My Antidote My AntidoteMy Antidote7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Sasuke x Sakura
He almost smiled when he left the rehabilitation centre in downtown Konoha. This was the third, no.. The fourth time he walked out those gates and he could almost bet on his life that it wasn't the last time.
His footsteps sounded harsh to the loose gravel beneath him and when the ground shifted from loose to solid the sound got harder. He breathed slowly as people passed by. They looked at him. Judged