Linchpin: Chapter OneLinchpin: Chapter One4 years ago in Drama More Like This
CHAPTER ONE: Taken
"We are certain about this? There can be no mistakes made in this endeavour."
"We are certain."
"We were to believe that the Atlantean led the children."
"That is truth, but also temporary."
"Yes. Another is being groomed for the task."
"The youngest of them."
"We believe so. He is apprentice to the leader of the Justice League."
The shrill clang of the bell signalled the end of the last period of the morning and before the reverberating sound diminished most of Gotham City Academy AP Calculus class had already gathered their things and was heading for the door.
"Tomorrow," Ms Reckolson's voice called over the sudden rise in student conversation, "we continue our practical applications of the extreme value theorem so I want you to have the next two chapters in your Differential Calculus Texts read and the practice equations at the end of the chapter calculated and graphed before you step fo
Harley's lullabyHush little baby, don't say a word,Harley's lullaby3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
Mamma's gonna kill for you the whole damn world
And if the whole damn world don't die,
Mamma's gonna shoot the rest in the eyes
And if the people still can see,
Mamma's gonna release some deadly bee's
And if those deadly bee's don't sting,
Mamma's gonna make everybody scream
And if those people still don't scream,
Papa is surely gonna steam
And if Papa happens to kill them all,
Mamma and papa won't let you fall
Because you will be our legacy,
And Mamma will be so proud of Baby...
The Inferior Spider-Man Chapter TwelveThe Inferior Spider-Man Chapter Twelve2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Twelve: Amazing vs. Superior Part 1.
“I’m alive?” Peter Parker questioned in a whisper as he tried to comprehend his resurrection that nearly ended in disaster. He then noticed his surroundings as he saw four individuals resembling his Spider suit in some way: one he obviously knew it was his clone “brother” Kaine, another was the new Venom that helped him take down Carnage when he tried to take over a small town, the third was a Spider-Man from the future he teamed up a few times, but the last one was a black and red Spider-Man with black eyes, claws, and four mechanical limbs coming out of his back. Then the recent memories started flooding back; full of pain, suffering, and betrayal.
“This cannot be!” Octavius thought to himself as he was trying to absorb what has happened. He was so close to maintain his control over Peter’s body, but somehow he failed and he now fears for his life, again. “But the other heroes are still
The Inferior Spider-Man Chapter SixThe Inferior Spider-Man Chapter Six2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Six: Scarlet Fever.
“Noooooo!” Kaine yelled in fear as he rushed to save Mary Jane before he was pinned against the wall by Otto.
“It’s too late now! Soon in a few moments she’ll die of the fall and I will be closer of achieving a Peter-less world! A SUPERIOR WORLD!” Octavius said in triumph as Kaine was helpless as he saw Mary Jane plummet closer to the pavement below.
And just as the young red headed woman was going to face her end, a blue and blur swung at high speeds and caught Mary Jane just in time.
“Thank God I got you time.” Miguel O’Hara, Spider-Man 2099, said in relief as he gently held MJ to safety.
“Peter…” Mary Jane groaned in pain as she shifted in and out of consciousness.
“You’re okay ma’am. I’m taking you to safety.” Miguel tried to calm Mary Jane down.”
“I’ve let you down Peter…I was so stupid…I’ve should’ve known
Of All the Things...Of All the Things...2 years ago in Drama More Like This
Of All the Things...
It was hard for him to be there, on so many levels. He really shouldn't be there. The others were avoiding their families and friends, staying in the shadows like they all promised until they figured out how to fix things. But as soon as he heard, he had to see it for himself. The others couldn't blame him. They'd do the same if one of their own had died.
Steph and Cass wanted to go with him, but that was risky. If too many bats, or doubles of bats, appeared in Gotham, things could spiral out of control. One at a time could come though, if he tested the waters first. Shaky, Tim made it to the grave site and gaped at the headstone.
Another Robin dead.
He was only ten years old.
Horror filled him, more than he'd like admit. He hated the brat when he was alive. He took everything from him when his whole world was crashing down. Dick. Alfred. Steph. Robin. He tri
A Guardian's Guardian Jack cried out as he was slammed into the trunk of the tree, pain spreading across his back. He fell to the ground but before he could make any movement to get back up, a furry paw pressed down on the center of his back.A Guardian's Guardian3 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
He cried out again as the claws tore though the fabric of his hoodie and dug into his flesh, drawing blood. Tears rushed to his eyes as he grit his teeth, trying to pull away from his attacker. But the paw held him in place.
The cruel laughter stung in his ears and the paw pressed down harder on his back, feeling as it would break his spine. He dug his fingers into the ground, trying to hold back the sob that rose in his throat.
“Not so cocky now, are you? Serves you right, you little pest.”
Jack managed to turn his head, glancing at the animal. He was only a bit taller than the boy, but much larger in weight. In fact, he was rather fat. His fur coat was dirty brown, with a middle long tail trailing behind him. His eyes were cold
A Tale of Kid FlashRobin spun away from Cinderblock, safely out of range as Cyborg shot at the villain with his ultrasonic cannon.A Tale of Kid Flash4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
"Please, could you be leaving now?" Starfire called out in an endearingly hopeful voice, always in the mood to make friends rather than to fight. However, instead of politely backing off, the concrete creature rushed towards her, causing the Tamaranean to fly up in the air, narrowly missing a swinging limb, and shoot a few starbolts out of her outstretched arms.
It had been well into the night when the team recieved an alert that Cinderblock had escaped from the Jump County Jail-again-and was attacking pedestrians in front of a 24-hout mini mart. So, tired and grumbling, the Titans pulled themselves together and had headed after the cement monster.
Beast Boy headed him off and turned into a large green elephant, trumpeting loudly before rushing at Cinderblock, only to be tosses to the side like a rubber ball. Crumpling to the ground, Beast Boy quickly shrank back into himself
What's It Gonna Be?! (Tony x Horny!Reader) What's It Gonna Be?! (Tony x Horny!Reader) 1 week ago in Romance More Like This
A few weeks later you were sitting on the couch with your tablet in hand watching YouTube videos. A few of them made you smile and giggle, but others brought tears to your eyes.
Just as you wiped the tears away, Clint walked into the room. "Yoink." he said as he snatched the tablet from your hands. Thankfully the last video had finished just before he grabbed it. But that wouldn't help much because you knew he would be examining the screen shortly.
"Hey!" you yelled jumping up from your seat and chasing after him. "Give it back, or else!"
"Or else what?" Clint taunted as you chased him around the room.
You reached for the tablet but to no avail failed to grab it. With a deep sigh you gave up and let him have it.
Your mind was sorting through more important things than a piece of technology.
"Finally, now let's see what you have for me to blackmail you with later." Clint said holding the tablet out to see what was on the screen.
The smile that was on his face vanished and left a half fr
The Inferior Spider-Man Chapter SevenThe Inferior Spider-Man Chapter Seven2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Seven: Ignorance Abolished.
It had only been a few hours since Otto’s attack since Otto’s failed attempt to murder Mary Jane Watson and things hasn’t been going so well. Miguel O’Hara, in his “21st civies” disguise, was waiting outside MJ’s hospital room in a state of guilt. Despite saving her from certain death, Mary Jane suffered extreme blood loss and broken bones that once she had placed in surgery and is now in a medicated coma and has recently been given a blood transfusion.
“Damn you Octavius!” Miguel growled internally “You claim you’re a hero but in the end you’re a man with an ever growing ego that will be you’re damnation!”
Miguel then turned to see two older women and an older man who resembled the current mayor. He instantly recognized them as MJ’s Aunt Anna and Peter’s Aunt May and Uncle-in-Law Jameson Sr.
“Hello, are you a friend of Mary Jane’s?” Aunt
The Inferior Spider-Man Chapter NineThe Inferior Spider-Man Chapter Nine2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Nine: Great Minds Never Think Alike.
Mercy Hospital, in one of the intensive care rooms, Julia Carpenter, the second Madame Web, laid ever more still ever since he went in her comatose state. One of the nurses came check her vitals routinely to ensure no complications occur.
“I wonder if even psychics are aware when in a coma?” the nurse thought as she finished the check and left to other patients. Unknown to her, Julia’s hand began to twitch and her eyes began to move under the closed eyelids.
Meanwhile outside city hall, two Spider-Men were preparing for the fight of their lives. Miguel O’Hara, Spider-Man 2099, took a defensive stance while Otto Octavius, in the body of the modern Spider-Man Peter Parker, took the offensive stance.
“That was a clever trick you’ve set up for me.” Otto said calmly as he seemed to be stalling for something.
“It was easy; all I needed was an angry mad scientist, some holographic explosive mines, and
The Inferior Spider-Man Chapter TenThe Inferior Spider-Man Chapter Ten2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Ten: Head in the Game.
Avengers Tower, the building was in frenzy as Iron Man, Hank Pym, Beast, and Miguel O’Hara were preparing the machine needed to return Peter Parker to his rightful body.
“Is everything in order?” Miguel asked.
“Yes, Strange used his magic to keep Octavius’s original brain alive enough to extract Peter’s consciousness, though it was slightly damaged by decomposition so we also extract the genetic memories of Kaine and the Venom symbiote to create a perfect copy of Peter’s mind.” Stark answered Spider-Man 2099.
“Good. Now there’s one last thing we need. To keep this machine stable and allow us to both terminate the Octavius mind and place Peter’s mind back in, we need a telepath to keep Otto in check and us safe.” Miguel explained the final piece of his plan.
“Then you have the last part of your plan Miguel…” A weak female voice was heard as the scientist looked to se
The Inferior Spider-Man: PrologueThe Inferior Spider-Man: Prologue2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Prologue: Time's are Changing.
"He's gone?" Was all Otto Octavius, now stolen the identity of Peter Parker said. His greatest victory.
He rose from the chair as he removed the device on his head. A device that was used to eliminate the remains of his greatest enemy. But not only eliminated, but humiliated and "proved" to Peter Parker that he was the better Spider-Man.
"I'm free..." Octavius said as he grinned a somewhat dark smile as he killed Peter both in body and mind. He had done it. Peter has been ripped clean from existence. Otto then rises from the chair and looked at the mirror, admiring his new youth that he'd taken and realized just how it feels to win.
It was then he heard his cellphone ring. He looked down and saw it was Mary Jane Watson , the woman Peter loved and the woman Otto originally lusted over before he felt he needed to keep her "safe". He decided to ignore it, he wanted to gloat more into his victory instead. Moments later the call went straight to voicemail and
YJ- TiedSuperboy looked about as comfortable as Clark felt, even though Clark was better at hiding his emotions than Superboy was. Evidently that wasn't a trait that the boy inherited, even though he seemed to have gotten almost everything else.YJ- Tied4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"So..." Clark trailed off, not sure of how to get the ball rolling. "Do you want to go get a piece of pie?"
That got the boy's attention. He took his gaze from the crowd and set it onto Clark but still not meeting him in the eye.
"Pie?" Superboy looked as though he thought that someone was going to pull one over on him. His gaze was suspicious and Clark wondered what exactly he had thought when Clark had asked him to come to Metropolis for a talk.
"Yes." Clark gestured behind him. "This place has the best pie in town." Superboy gave a short nod and they began walking into the pie shop. This wasn't easy, but God help him he was trying to follow Bruce's advice. Even though he didn't want to admit it Bruce was right. But then again Bruce was right most of
Mama Mako - Legend of Korra Mother's Day!Mama MakoMama Mako - Legend of Korra Mother's Day!3 years ago in Emotional More Like This
The light of morning sun fluttered through Mako's loosely drawn blinds, hitting him directly in the eyes, causing him to groan and turn over. He didn't *want* to get up yet. Curling into a ball and throwing his pillow over his head, he mumbled his annoyance into it. It was just one of those days for the Firebender he had come home rather late the night before from his job at the factory, sore as could be. It had been a gruelling day of work and it was still affecting him into the early morning hours he hadn't gotten more than three or four hours asleep from the never ending ache in his back. Though Mako was usually one to work his way through the pain, he just couldn't find it in himself to jump up and go like normal that morning. He was sore and tired, and all he wanted to do was sleep. And besides it was his day off... but even then, he usually got up early. But not today.
Bolin had other ideas, however this was his first day of his new job,
The Inferior Spider-Man Chapter ThirteenThe Inferior Spider-Man Chapter Thirteen2 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter Thirteen: Amazing vs. Superior Part 2.
“Come on Octavius! I thought you had more fight in you?!” The newly symbiotic enhanced Peter Parker demanded as held Otto Octavius, now in his first “Superior” costume, by the throat. It seemed so quick once the symbiote rejoined with Peter as he not only freed himself of Otto’s trap, but attacked him so viscously that his costume “shattered” like glass.
“What the hell was that costume glass thing anyway?” Flash asked as the attack also freed them of the mechanical tentacles trapping them.
“That was Octavius’s very soul being attacked.” Julia Carpenter’s voiced explained “Memories and experiences are built in layers within one’s mind and soul. When the symbiote severed Otto’s connection to Peter’s brain, the damage destroyed a chunk of his consciousness. The change in Octavius’s appearance is a manifestation of the damage.”
Pere ClopinT'was the season to be merry. Or, in this case, merrier than usual.Pere Clopin4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
That included, thus far, singing exceptionally loudly at unseemly hours of the day and night, dancing rambunctiously throughout the streets, stringing up an innocent cow with festive ivy and holly, donning his most atrociously bright outfit, and generally creating such a pandemonium that several people had thus far attempted to murder him or at least shut him up for a few hours.
It was, in fact, a celebration that would carry on until the Feast of Fools. Two weeks of festivities, followed by perhaps a month of city-wide recovery. Personally, Clopin thought it was, in a word, divine.
There were problems, mind you.
His joyous bounce was stunted by Esmeralda's sluggish pace, and he paused mid-twirl to look at her with raised eyebrows. Now, she had never been quite as interested in celebratory action as he, but Clopin could spy a foul mood from ten feet away while blindfolded. It was all in the posture, you see. The
RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL beginsRISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL begins4 years ago in Drama More Like This
So much to do. So much to consider.
Darkness had settled hours ago and the house was finally quiet. Though weary from a long day, Diana knew that sleep would be a difficult prize to claim, especially with everything in her mind that vied for her attention. She lay on her back, right in the middle of her spacious bed as she stared at the ceiling with troubled blue eyes. With one hand laying on her belly and the other arm curled around her head, she did her best to relax her body, hoping that her mind would soon follow. Her long black hair was pulled to one side and was flailed out on her pillow and bed. Her spacious bedroom was dimly lit in the warm blue glow offered by the full moon. There were not many furnishings, only the bed, desk across the room under the window and a wardrobe that was made of some dark wood. Two other pieces had joined the
A Brother's MelodyBunny stilled as the music reached his ears, the brush in his paw hovering over the egg he was currently painting. He stared ahead, taken by the sudden tones that filled his home. It had been so long since music had traveled over the green landscape around him, but the music felt so home, as if it had never stopped playing all those years ago.A Brother's Melody10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
Getting up, the Pooka abounded the egg he been so fixated with only moments before and began moving towards the sound, wanting to know where it was coming from. He traveled across the hills, coming nearer the river of color.
He perched himself on top of a large stone, gazing out across his home. What he was met with was something he could never have prepared himself for. While it made him happy, it confused him as well.
Jack was jumping across a small trail, his steps light and graceful as always. To his lips he had a flute, the small instrument clearly made of ice as it seemed to almost glister in the light that surrounded e
The Legend of Korra: ControlKorra woke up the next morning feeling a lot better. She was also a bit hungry but she didn't know if her stomach would be able to hold anything down yet and she didn't want to risk it. She had her head on Mako's chest, and didn't move for the longest time. Korra didn't know if he was awake yet and she didn't want to wake him up. Luckily for her he broke the silence.The Legend of Korra: Control3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Are you awake Korra?" he said rubbing the back of her neck.
"Yeah" she answered with a laugh, it tickled.
He slowly got up and sat her up in bed. She winced at the pain in her side but didn't complain. He checked her back. He had concern in his eyes. "What is it Mako?" she asked.
"Your back is bleeding a little" he said. "I'm going to go get your mother".
"Wait" she said holding his arm when he started to leave.
"What is it?"
"I don't want to stay alone" she whispered. Ever since she had found out Amon had died, she feared that he'd appear to her in her sleep or worse hallucinate about him.
He looked at her and cradled he
Cookies for a Father North was getting a bit concerned, if not worried. He had not seen Jack for over three hours, not even as much as a tiny snowflake. And he knew that the Winter Spirit hadn’t left the Pole, Jack would always tell him before he left.Cookies for a Father10 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
He had searched high and low, even going to look outside and to look in the stables. But no matter where he looked he wasn’t able to find the immortal teenager. And it worried him. It wasn’t that he didn’t trust Jack but the boy had always had a...misfortune of getting into trouble, even when he tried to stay out of it.
North shivered as he remembered the last time he had lost track of Jack. The whole east section of the building had been covered with a five feet deep sheet of snow, including his own bedchamber. It had been an accident and North had never blamed the boy to being with.
But Jack had apologized for hours, thinking that the man was angry with him. It had even gone so far that Jack had le