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: Control2 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
RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL beginsRISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL begins3 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
WWL2, THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Ch. 2 pt 2WWL2, THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Ch. 2 pt 23 years ago in Drama More Like This
Commissioner Gordon stood on the roof, his hands in the pockets of his overcoat as he stared up at the bat signal that shined brightly on the clouds above. With him were two uniformed police officers, both of whom watched the signal on the clouds as well. The spotlight that sent it there illuminated much of the roof surrounding it, but behind it and in the distance, all was shrouded in shadows, and everyone present knew that Batman would emerge from those shadows. The sounds of the blowing wind would mask the approach of the Dark Knight and tensions were high as the three awaited him.
A loud, mechanical click sounded from behind them and the spotlight went out, plunging much of the rooftop back into darkness. Only the two lights that flanked the one door that accessed the roof illuminated the roof to any degree. Even as the two policemen spun around, Gordon turned almost casually, looking to the shadowy figure who stood
Pizza, Redheads, and a RobinDick winced as Bruce dragged him along by the arm, the older man barely even noticing as numerous reporters snapped quick photos af the famous pair. There would be reports of child abuse in the tabloids tomorrow, and Alfred was going to give him a lot of hell, but Bruce couldn't be bothered to worry right now. They were going to be late.Pizza, Redheads, and a Robin3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The Dark Knight was many things: imposing, large, scary, intimidating, pushy, bossy, sarcastic, mean, quiet and broody. But he was never late.
"Walk faster, Dick. I can't miss this meeting." Bruce hissed under his breath, just quiet enough so that that the reporters couldn't hear. The last thing he needed was for the press to think that Bruce Wayne threatened his ward.
"Hmph, why do we even have to be here?" Dick huffed, snatching his hand free of Bruce's grip and crossing his arms tightly across his chest, a small pout working its way over his eleven-year-old face.
"I told you, there was a break in at one of the Wayne Tech centers in Star City. I have
Thing 1 and Thing 2Kaldur wasn't sure when he first noticed it, but as time went on, he found it increasingly harder not to notice it.Thing 1 and Thing 23 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The "it" in question was Robin and Kid Flash, and it confused him to no end.
The first time it happened was on their first mission (the unplanned one where they broke into Cadmus and discovered Superboy) and Robin had let his grappling hook fly. Right as he was about to go up, Wally had grabbed onto his utility belt and had whizzed up alongside him. Kaldur had let it go, figuring that it had been a clever, if a bit bold, way of hitching a ride.
But then he remembered another time when Robin and Kid Flash had needed to go to Gotham (Kaldur hadn't wondered why then, but he was certainly curious now.) Rather than take a zeta beam or catch a jet, Wally had simply strapped on his goggles and bent down. Robin, not to be outdone, had hopped on top, piggyback-style, and they had taken off, Robin's black and gold cape flying behind them like a farewell wave.
That had been strange.
Harley's lullabyHush little baby, don't say a word,Harley's lullaby2 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 TenThe Inferior Spider-Man Chapter Ten11 months 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
WWL2, THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL CH 2, pt 1WWL2, THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL CH 2, pt 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
The lights were low in the central control room of the Watchtower and when the doors slid shut behind Wonder Woman she did not stray more than a step or two from them as her eyes found that one lonely figure sitting at the main console. A familiar creeping began in her stomach and she drew a calming breath. She feared almost nothing, but this was a conversation she had hidden from for almost two decades. Finally striding forward, her steps were as confident as she could manage and she was able to control the shaking of her knees very well. It was not a long walk, but it sure seemed to take forever.
Finally reaching the occupied chair, she grasped it with one hand, the console with the other as she looked to the large view screen that was right in front of the man who worked the controls. Silence thickened the air around them and the tension mounted.
"Quiet night?" she finally fo
WWL2 THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Chapter 3 part 2WWL2 THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Chapter 3 part 23 years ago in Drama More Like This
They returned to the mansion in high spirits and Elissa seemed to have forgotten about her failure with Scarecrow. Clinging to her mother's arm as they entered, she laughed and declared, "You have got to be kidding! And she knew nothing about it?"
"I didn't keep many secrets from your grandmother," Diana admitted, "but some things are much better left unsaid."
"That is just totally wicked," the girl said with a laugh.
"Just don't get any ideas," Diana warned. "I'm way ahead of you on that."
"I believe you, Mom. Hey! Maybe we can, like, go and do a Justice League mission or something. It would be all kinds of fun!"
With a little smile, Diana confirmed, "Sure, I'd like that. But not until I get you clearance, understand?"
"And I think your father would like some time with you as well. Do you think you can g
Wonder Woman: Legacy, Ch. 1Wonder Woman: Legacy, Ch. 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Most of the structures on Themyscira were ancient Greek style in construction, as their culture was largely ancient Greek in makeup, and built of marble or limestone for the most part. A training center near the middle of the island was one of the largest. Like most structures, it had a walled open courtyard all the way around it, four entrances into the structure itself, and large marble columns that held up the stone roof. The inside of the perimeter wall was adorned with gardens with a track of clean sand right inside of the gardens that measured over three miles around the building, and inside of these were the training fields for this facility, and they were all in heavy use this day. Four obstacle courses, one on each side of the huge, three level structure, were of varying degrees of difficulty for different kinds of training and were named for Greek Gods.
On the south side of the structure, a group of women had just finished
WWL2 THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Chapter 3 pt 1WWL2 THE RISE OF GOLDEN ANGEL, Chapter 3 pt 13 years ago in Drama More Like This
Elissa moaned softly and rocked her head to the left, then the right, and her eyes opened to thin slits. She blinked and struggled to bring the world around her into focus. Drawing a deep breath, she tried to make sense of where she was, how she got there
Anxiety surged up again and quickly she felt herself near panic as she looked around her. When she tried to sit up, a strap around her chest stopped her. Trying to raise her hands to remove it revealed that she was cuffed to the bed she lay on. Looking down at herself, she saw that she was only covered with a white sheet and white wool blanket, and over these were leather restraints over her legs and hips and she could feel her ankles cuffed and strapped down beneath the sheet. Her eyes darted about. This looked like the Batcave, and yet it did not. Drawing a deep breath, she tried to calm herself and reason out what had happen, w
The Inferior Spider-Man Chapter ThirteenThe Inferior Spider-Man Chapter Thirteen10 months 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.”
The Inferior Spider-Man: PrologueThe Inferior Spider-Man: Prologue1 year 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
Jack Frost ~ Forget-Me-NotJack crouched in front of the small, weathered grey tombstone, brushing snow away from the tight inscription. The evergreen trees surrounded him, imprisoned him in this sanctuary of lost time and memories. He breathed in heavily, and read the simple phrase on the grave.Jack Frost ~ Forget-Me-Not2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Here lies Pippa Jacklyne Overland
Mother, Wife, Sister, and Daughter
Died from Hypothermia
His sister, lying six feet under deep soil and snow. She had died so young. Sure, she had had a new baby girl, and a husband, but that didn't mean she had lived the life she had deserved. Jackson Overland had protected her the first time, when the ice had cracked, throwing her to the safety of the thicker ice, but he wasn't there to protect her from getting lost, from the cold, from the blizzard. From Jack Frost. A tear trickled down Jack’s face, and he wiped it away angrily. Why did he have to get so worked-up all the time?! Why cou
Family Matters - A Linchpin InterludeFamily Matters - A Linchpin Interlude2 years ago in Drama More Like This
AUTHOR'S NOTE: I've been sitting on this one for a while. I didn't know if I liked it when I first wrote it and then I kind of forgot about it. However, my new poll has reminded me that many of you want to see more in the Linchpin verse, so I dug this out and cleaned it up a bit. It's nothing but pure fluff – which is why I think I'm so iffy about it. There is no Robin Torture at all in it! Seriously!
DISCLAIMER: I've said it many times, but I'll say it again because I don't want to be sued: They're not mine! (Please don't sue me!)
FAMILY MATTERS (A Linchpin Interlude)
April 09, 09:15 EDT
The rain was falling lightly, tapping the large skylight with a pitter-patter that was accompanied by the heavy base of Foster the People. Jason tucked in the end of the towel he had wrapped around his waist and wiped the fog from the bathroom mirror. Runn
The Inferior Spider-Man Chapter TwelveThe Inferior Spider-Man Chapter Twelve10 months 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 Six1 year 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
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
Fanfic - A Little SurpriseA Little SurpriseFanfic - A Little Surprise6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
by Charlotta "Char" H.
Disclaimer: The characters in the fanfiction are copyrighted to DC Comics and their original creators, except for the 'mystic person', who's one of my OCs. Please do not use this story without my permission! But to illustrate it is welcome - please read Artist's Comments for further info.
I dont understand, Harv! The green man uttered when entering the big building.
What dont ya understand? the two-faced man asked nonchalantly as he flipped his coin.
This this person , here the red-haired man lost his speech and seemed confused. His face was shifting in red, probably from anger.
You look upset. What person are you talking about? Batman? The man called Harv glanced quickly at his comrade.
No, not him this stranger. I dont know who she is, but
She? It seemed that Har
Jacob's LadderShe hummed in the passenger seat, and Jonathan knew she sensed the heaviness in the van. Yet he didn't know how to dispel it. What could he do? Open his mouth and let everything just seep out? No, she was smiling, she was happy, and that was all that mattered to him.Jacob's Ladder4 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Jonny, is something wrong?"
His eyes glanced over to her. He shook his head even though internally he was nodding, 'Yes, how come you wanted to come back again? You are a glutton for punishment? Can't you see he's just using you?'
"No, I'm fine, Harley. Just watching for the Batman."
Harley sighed, "Jon, when you're upset you really stink at lyin'. I hope ya know that. Something's wrong." His hands tightened on the steering wheel. "Jon, we're friends, you can tell me. Did Jay hurt you? You can tell me, I won't tell on you. Everyone's got to let out a little steam."
"I suppose they do," he said with a mild edge to his voice, tipping Harley off that he didn't want to talk about it any further. "Joker didn't do anything. <b>
Young Justice-Just Don't Die, Okay?A/N: Cartoon Network currently plans to drop Young Justice after season 2 ends; if you're interested in helping YJ get a third season, check out my latest journal.Young Justice-Just Don't Die, Okay?2 years ago in Drama More Like This
"Just don't die, okay?"
Tim pulled a batarang from his belt, feeling the cold surface between his fingers for an instant before it was flying toward the target, another already half-leaping from his hand…
"Just don't die, okay?"
…he walked over to the target, pulled the batarangs loose, stowed them back in his belt, moved on to the punching bag…
"Just don't die, okay?"
…punch after kick after punch pounded from Tim's body into the bag…
"Just don't die, okay?"
…but he couldn't shake that moment out of his head—not just the words but the entire scene; it just kept playing itself over and over in Tim's head and he couldn't figure out why.
Or, if he was being really honest with himself, he did have a pretty good guess why; somewhere inside him, a very qu