Barabbas--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Barabbas5 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Because anyone can feel fear, just as anyone can find hope "
Your first thought goes something along the lines of, 'What is this feeling?' Your second, 'What is this icy vise that's gripping my heart?'
His breath came short. His hands trembled, one stained red where it clutched his side. Bile rose in the back of his throat. His eyes darted about, frantically seeking that which they could not find. Dodging around behind a pillar, he tried to quiet his breathing in order to hear better, but the frantic thundering of his heartbeat drowned out all else.
Your third thought is of whether or not you can escape the thing or things that have caused this feeling, this unfamiliar sensation to creep about your mind, and then worm its way into the very center of your thoughts, your being, chokin
Bruises - (MarcoxReader)Bruises - (MarcoxReader)4 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
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Colorful. Hues of purple and blue in abstract shapes and sizes. But damn painful.
You winced as you gently lifted your shirt to inspect the fresh bruises that littered your skin, after making sure that you were in the corridor alone. Hand to hand combat was not going well. At all. You thought you would be okay, thinking that the few times you had gotten into fights or defended yourself would be enough experience to successfully win at least one round in training.
Not today. Your squad leader just had to put you up against Mikasa, who didn't go "easy" on you and never planned to.
It didn't really help that you bruised very easily. Heck, you had bumped into one of the mess hall tables once and had a purple welt on your hip for a week.
Grazing your fingers over the discolored skin gently, sucking in a sharp breath, you silently hoped that the Squad Leaders would go easy on the troop
EzioxReader ~Fourth Wall? What Fourth Wall?~Lesson 1 ~Blend in~EzioxReader ~Fourth Wall? What Fourth Wall?~1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
In the tailor the men attended you very kindly and quickly, it took only a few seconds to be fully dressed with some very simple White robes, actually they kind of materialized on you and after having paid the service you ran back to Isola Tiberina in which Maquiavelli was already waiting for you in the front door.
-I see you are ready now. –He said giving a few steps closer to you without looking away from the clothing. –I sent other novices to do the same, they will join us shortly. –You nodded and Both of you waited no more than 5 seconds before other 3 persons appeared literally from the air, there were two women that looked exactly the same and a man, all of you wearing the exactly same robes, it seemed that in here there was no individuality. –Follow me I will guide you to the training camps in the countryside. – You nodded instantly but then remembered that you were in the central district,
EzioxAssassin!Reader ~Fate is always by your side~~Chapter 1~ HomeEzioxAssassin!Reader ~Fate is always by your side~1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Years passed and you turned seventeen, your father trained you as best as he could, you learned how to fight, how to blend in a crowd, how to avoid guards, how to kill in a silent way, even taught you how to pick pocket people, sometimes an assassin runs out of funds and needs to do this, but just in emergencies of course.
You have been thinking of how to tell your father that you wanted to go back to Firenze to see Ezio, but whenever you tried to get the topic he changed it or said he was too busy doing other things, you decided to just ignore it but sometimes it made you feel sad, you didn’t have any friends because of your training and the only people you knew were the maids of the house, some of your French siblings and the people of the order you were in.
Your ceremony was meant to be in a few days and your dad was preparing all that was required, you were anxious because of it and you decided that after your ceremony you woul
Tomahawks and Briefcases: Chapter 34Tomahawks and Briefcases: Chapter 342 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Connor decided to show Ellie his mother’s message for him later that day. She had helped him find the other one for his father earlier.
Josh was showing Desmond where he and Connor used to practice their archery, so Connor and Ellie were alone.
The screen went black and tears were streaming down Ellie’s cheeks. She pulled Connor into a huge hug and silently cried into his neck. “My mom wrote a letter like that to me,” she whispered.
Connor held her tighter and buried his face into her hair. Relief came over him and his heart rate finally slowed down when he realized that she really understood how he was feeling. Now, all he wanted to do was go back to Saratoga and give his mother’s message to his father.
“Ellie, would you be upset if we left a day early?” he asked, pulling away.
Ellie shook her head. “No,” she paused and bit her lip. “Connor, what was she talking about when she mentioned Jenny?”
Connor stiffened and deci
BogeymanBogeyman.Bogeyman3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
There's no such thing as the bogeyman.
There is no such thing as an embodiment of terror. No such thing as monsters under the bed. No such thing as terrible beings hiding in the shadows, coming to get you when you least expect it.
Even now, when the full moon lights up an otherwise pitch black sky, there is nothing to be afraid of. Especially when surrounding by thick, solid walls, in the safety of one's bed, this applies. Especially when there are several others lining the wall, each filled with a contently sleeping body, always reassuring you that you are not alone.
The little girl at the St. Catherine's convent tries her very best to remember that. She has to. It's the only way she will ever be able to sleep. The only thing that will make her feel somewhat safe in this large, echoing hall.
She has been at the convent for a while now. Half a year at the very least. Frankly, it's not so bad to live here. The nuns are kind and she is well-fed. Every day, after her chor
Assassins Through the Ages- Chapter 1Age 5:Assassins Through the Ages- Chapter 11 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
The two Master Assassins sat in an office, one open to anyone at Masyaf, shelves lined with books towering around them against the four walls if the small, rectangular room. Mostly, the two assassins did not use it very often; usually they were too busy to sit down and relax, and when they did have free time, they would spend it practicing fighting or entertaining their young sons.
One of the assassins, a man with messy black hair, charcoal eyes, and a long, hawk-like nose was sitting in one of the chairs with a small stack of books on the table separating him from the other man with his hidden blade sitting next to them, safely out of reach of grabbing hands, although he took no notice of either. Rather, his full attention was on the blue-eyed two-year-old sitting on his lap, who was attempting to shove his entire fist into his mouth.
The other man was lounging lazily in his own chair, the chair tipped back dangerously on its back two legs. The man's muddy, leather boots
Altair's Sadness- Allow Me to Introduce Myself.Altair's Sadness- Allow Me to Introduce Myself.3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
An archer hit the dusty ground below the rooftop, blood splashing onto the dust and the robes of nearby citizens from the stab wound in his back. A white-robed man leapt overhead, ignoring the screams from the people below as they scrambled away from the body, the area emptying temporarily. He sprinted away from the grotesque scene, landing on the next rooftop and making sure that the blood-red feather was still tucked safely away in his large, brown belt. The figure slowed as a wooden, cross-beamed roof came into view. He checked that no prying eyes were watching before dropping down a square opening onto the ledge below.
Master Assassin Altair Ibn La-Ahad paused for a moment to let his honey-gold colored eyes adjust to the darkness. Night had long ago fallen over the great city of Jerusalem, the stars barely lighting the desert landscape. The Assassin's Bureau was empty, save for a novice sleeping, curled, on the pillows that lined a corner of the small room. Sliding off the e
Assassins Through the Ages- Chapter 2Age 6Assassins Through the Ages- Chapter 21 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Malik yanked the wooden figure out of Kadar's tiny hands, causing the latter to fall down backwards onto his butt and start crying. Malik turned away and crossed his arms over his chest, satisfied, until their mother came into the room, carrying a basket of now clean clothes in her arms. She frowned, taking in the scene, placing the basket delicately on the floor.
"What happened?" she demanded.
"Brubba took the doggie from me!" Kadar wailed.
"Dog?" she asked sharply.
Malik reluctantly held out the little wooden dog statue that she had gotten him for his fifth birthday. "It's mine, and Kadar stole it." he said defensively.
"Malik, Kadar's only three." she said, taking it gently from his hands, "He doesn't know any better. Why don't you just let him play with it? Besides, your his older brother, and you're supposed to protect Kadar, not be mean to him."
Their mother handed the toy to Kadar, who's crying ceased abruptly. Malik glared at them both and stomped out of the
Kiddway's Game: AU Assassin's Creed Black Flag 4 "Ah, Kenway, you really aren't any good at this, are you?" asks Mary, laughing at me from beside the haystack. I want to groan in frustration. It is impossible to sneak up on this woman! Instead, I hook her around the waist and pull her into the haystack with me, kissing her as soon as she lands beside me. Mary Read has become my obsession.Kiddway's Game: AU Assassin's Creed Black Flag 42 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Of course I'm good at this," I say after releasing her lips. "I have been doing this for years, assassin training or no, and I've not been caught once."
"And yet I've managed to catch you every time. Why is that?" she asks, her eyes now sparkling with amusement.
"Two reasons," I say, pressing a kiss to her neck. "One, because you are better than they were."
"Flattery won't get you out of training, Kenway," she tells me, accompanied by a look that tells me I'm an idiot if I think otherwise.
"And two," I continue as if she hasn't spoken, "you'r
Death OfDeath Of4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
They had invaded Masyaf with no warning.
The Templars sliced first through the village, killing almost everyone in the streets. Those who were in their homes were dragged out and murdered. The woman were raped and left in the bloodied roads. The children were thrown off the cliffs.
The assassins fought like they never had before. Time soon found Altair and Malik fighting back to back, their blades twirling in a dance of death. The master assassin blocked a sword with his short blade, pushing it aside and giving the Templar a blow to the head, throwing him back and to the ground. Another took up his position, ready to strike at the best moment. Malik was faring no better, there were simply too many of the enemy to take down. An exceptionally loud clang of steel against steel made him turn for a split second. Altair and a Templar guard were locked in a deadly dance. The master assassin was oblivious to the impending doom to his right. The enemy raised his blade, bringing down with a sile
River SongRiver Song3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Who are you?
You with the big, curly hair
You with the poison lips
You with the sad, sad eyes
Can't tell them
Can't spoil the ending
It's more than that
Nobody REALLY knows you
Not your mother
Not your father
Not even your own husband
(Wait, is he even that?)
You really don't know
Your life has always been
Your childhood spoiled
Your sanity spoiled
Your chances at being normal spoiled
Your love life spoiled
You love the Doctor with
But he doesn't love you back
-Not in the way you love him-
He thinks of you as
(and, mostly, a nuisance)
To HIM you're just
A child, who was forced to grow up much too fast
His killer, who is in search of his forgiveness
A mystery, that he is always itching to unravel
(and, usually, a nuisance, who goes flying off to 'save' him when he is "in no need of saving")
Connor's Creed Part 1 I catch sight of her at Myriam's wedding while I'm walking her down the aisle. It's all I can do to keep my feet moving.Connor's Creed Part 12 years ago in Romance More Like This
"Myriam," I whisper to her as we walk.
"What is it Connor?" she responds out the side of her mouth.
"Who's that woman in the back? The one in the blue dress?"
"Connor, it's my wedding. I'm not looking at anyone but Norris."
"Right, sorry," I say, escorting her the rest of the way and handing her off to Norris. I take my seat and exert all my will in an attempt to remain facing forward. When the wedding is over and everyone is filing out of the chapel she's suddenly gone. I actually panic for a moment before remembering I'm an assassin, I can find anyone I'd like. What's wrong with me? I've never had much interest in the opposite sex before, I've always thought of them as more of a distraction. Perhaps it's different now that the war is over, my people have moved on, and my biggest resp
Promise Me...It was the perfect opportunity. The time was set just right.Promise Me...1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
He could hear the assassin's light breathing from the other room, a shuffle of movement as he snuggled deeper into the pillows to get more comfortable.
There was a pause, and then no more movement and that signaled Malik that the man had fallen into the deepest part of sleep. For the next three hours he would not wake unless something touched him, and now Malik had his chance.
His sword was fastened to his belt, the feather lying on his desk was now being tucked into a safe place in his shirt. He rose from where he was sitting and walked out and into the room right beside his.
The man was asleep on the fluffed pillows that lay on the floor, arms curled underneath his head. His legs were bent so they ruffled the front of his robes, making the outfit look bigger on him than it really was. Lips parted just centimeters apart, it softened his face, making it look more innocent.
He...he looked like a child. The child Malik knew sin
Rise of a Guardian: Chapter nineteen~Tampered Memories~Rise of a Guardian: Chapter nineteen3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Pitch galloped through the White forest on one of his many NightMares, his brow furrowed in worry. It had been nearly 45 minutes; Snow should be done with Jack by now. Had she been injured by him, or captured? He had left her alone only because he knew that Jack wouldn’t have the guts to hurt her, even though it wasn’t really her anymore. He would have gone harder on him then her. And besides, he needed to go and grab something from his lair. But was Frost tougher than he thought?
Pitch could see the clearing up ahead, and he yanked on the reins until the NightMare stopped. The horse whinnied in protest but halted, and Pitch dismounted into the deep snow.
The effort made his muscles ache. He was so fatigued from having to keep Snow under his control. It had been hard enough to get her to give in to the nightmare sand. But now he had to beat down her soul every minute so she would stay under the influence of the sand, but her willpower was much stronger t
Snow Day Snow Day: Rise of the GuardiansSnow Day3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Snow day! Wooooooooo!" yelled a certain white haired Guardian as he pranced throughout his precious three and a half feet of snow that shimmered with a winter sun's dim rays. He yelled out excitedly, hands and arms raised up enthusiastically. Jack Frost looked around eagerly while speaking to Baby Tooth. The mini Tooth Fairy had stuck with him ever since the day he saved her from Pitch.
"Have you seen Jamie around, by any chance?" Jack asked with a tiny smirk.
The small hummingbird like fairy shook a head with a little squeak that followed.
"Come on!" Jack said, placing his small friend on his shoulder. "I'm surprised I haven't seen him out playing yet. Let's go find him!"
The Guardian then glided through the frosty winds with his curved staff, causing commotion on his way towards Jamie's house.
When he reached the boy's windowsill, he peeked very slyly inside.
Inside there lay a sleeping little boy, sheets covered over face and all.
Levi x Reader - Don't Be LateLevi x Reader - Don't Be Late1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
And if I don't meet you no more in this world,
then I'll, I'll meet you in the next one...
"We are going to make it out of this, okay?"
"Hey! Are you listening to me?! We are going to make it out of this." He nods his head, and I feel my heart sink into the pit of my stomach. We are not going to make it out of this. He doesn't believe me. I don't believe myself. This will be the end of us. I turn my head away from him, my palms sweating so horribly I have to wipe them off on my jeans. They leave dark spots on the white fabric, and for some reason that's all I can pay attention to. They're so awkwardly patterned, and I wonder if my hands are that discordant too. My fingers curl into fists on my thighs.
"Stop shaking," he tells me, his voice calm and steady.
"I'm not," I say.
"Yes you are. Stop shaking." I pinch my eyes shut, scrunch up my nose. He places a hand on my shoulder and I realize then that I'd been holding my breath. "[Name], I need you to calm down." I exhal
EzioxReader ~Fourth wall? What Fourth Wall?~Lesson 2 ~Free run~EzioxReader ~Fourth wall? What Fourth Wall?~1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
After the message faded away from the air you had to wait what seemed an eternity to you, it were at least 10 minutes that you spend running around chasing the twinkling lines in the air until being out of breath, you were waiting lying down in the floor when the familiar tremble came in.
-Finally! –You shouted, the room of the animus vanished and became the vivid landscape of the countryside, you were back, your mates already in formation waiting for you to join, Ezio was in there as well waiting for you to come along.
-I’m happy to see all the improvement you have made. –He looked at you specifically as his words escaped from his mouth, his lips curving into a gentle smile. –Now that you have mastered how to reach your target being unseen, you need to learn how to do it in movement. –His gentle expression faded as he turned to look the other novices, he was giving you a special treatment, an internal sc
EzioxReader ~Dark Knight in White Robes~(Y/N) - Your NameEzioxReader ~Dark Knight in White Robes~1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
(F/C) -Favorite Color
(Y/L/N) - Your Last Nmae
(F/L/N) - Favorite/Random Last Name
(S/C) -Skin Color
Your family was one of the richest in all Firenze and since you were born you lived surrounded of important people and therefore, as a Young lady you needed to start with your duties and studies and always trying to act as lady like as possible to keep the image of “the perfect family” in public, but you never saw yourself like that, in fact you weren’t really as docile as any other girls of your age.
As the years passed the pressure on your shoulders grew more and more, you had more activities, more duties and just like a plus you had to start looking for a good husband, one that could put even higher the name of your family.
-Mother why do I have to go to that party? There isn’t going to be anyone from my age. –You complained as the maids helped you to p
SasuHina 8 'her name'SasuHina 8 'her name'5 years ago in Drama More Like This
SasuHina~8 "her name"
It was around 6:30 in the afternoon when the little girl got done taking a shower. She looked cleaner at least but she still looked thin. Sasuke and Hinata have been talking about who to take her in and schedules in that sort. Sasuke sighed. "Hinata uhmm forgive me for asking..but wouldn't it make it easier if I lived here..with you?" Hinata looked up at him. And tilted her head. "w..what?" She said. Sasuke repeated. "wouldn't it be easier for both of us if I live with you?" This time Hinata understood. "OH! well if you-" Hinata got cut off. Both of them heard a thump in the bathroom. Hinata and Sasuke ran to the bathroom door.
"ARE YOU OK?" she said. "ugh Yeah just fell.." The little girl responded back. Sasuke and Hinata let out a sigh of relief. 'she s
.:Ezio x Reader:. Sneaky.:Ezio x Reader:. Sneaky2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
It was a nice day in Monteriggioni, Italy as you jumped from place to place on the roofs; you weren't sure what to do today really, all you ever do is assassinate certain people and blend in with crowds. You are anonymous. Well, you were until one day you spotted a man in white and red. You couldn't really make out his face, but he was fighting some guards along an ally. Idiots. If you were them who saw the man in white assassinate the person next to you, you would've said, "Forget this, I'm out."
You crouched on a wooden plank and watched the man slice a guards throat and pounce on the other. It's like something you would do if you-
"Get off that building or die!" A guard said bringing out his sword, running towards you. You pulled out your blade and quickly slashed his throat without saying a word. You turned to the direction the man was and saw him staring at you.
'Oh shit!' You thought as you ran the opposite direction from him.
You huffed when you arrived at y