APH: Dei Gratia Imperator Semper AugustusLife and death are forever linked and entwined together. Where one begins, the other ends.APH: Dei Gratia Imperator Semper Augustus2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
France was ill at ease, to say the least. He nervously pulled his uniform straighter and tried to assume a more commanding pose, perhaps hoping that it would assure him that his grim duty was a necessary one despite being more than loathsome to him. But his Emperor had given an order and there could be no other choice for France now. Oh, how the beautiful uniform of Grande Armée in blue and white felt so constraining, so heavy.
“Mon Empereur”, France had asked with a troubled voice. “Is zis really necessary? ‘e’s just a small boy, never grown to fullness of adulthood, always in ze background, always a second player to ze likes of Austria or Bohemia.”
“It is necessary”, Napoleon had answered sternly. “It must come to be. A small boy ‘e may be, but ‘e and ‘is little kingdoms ‘ave caused t
APH: Death of InnocenceDreams burn away, honor and humanity are sacrificed. There can be no return once hate is allowed to take control of an entire nation. Death of innocence means the death of millions.APH: Death of Innocence3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Inside a great hall in Berlin's Reich Chancellery Prussia couldn't stop himself from congratulating himself and his brother, of course, and maybe even Austria and their allies. The Reich the German empire was at its largest with France, Poland, Greece, Northern Africa and even Ukraine, Belarus and Russian territories subjugated. It was a good time to be a German. Sure, Russia had pushed back the Wehrmacht's advance and stopped them from overrunning Moscow, but that could be dealt with. Germany would deal with it when he was ready. The iron eagle on the wall, its ever-vigilant and ever-watchful pose reminding everyone of the glory of the German nation, seemed to be just as pleased as Prussia himself, its beak proud, its pose glorious. Germany above all others,
APH: Purple SleepGlory of Rome is gone, his Empire in the west has fallen. And now the end of the Eastern Empire draws near. The City of Constantinople still stands against the enemy, but the crescent moon will soon shine over it. The year of our Lord 1453 will see the downfall of the Byzantine Empire.APH: Purple Sleep2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
A bitter wind blew through the great Imperial city, touching its many churches, palaces, houses and statues of emperors of old. Bitter it was, for it carried smoke, dust and ash with it from the fields of battle and from the Ottoman campfires outside the city walls. The wind was cold, but the demoralized populace did not feel its cold sting as much as they felt from where the wind was blowing. It came from the east, from the Ottoman Empire. It was bitter not because it was cold, not because the fumes it carried and not because its bite and sting; it was bitter because it was the herald of woes, the messenger of the Byzantine Empire’s final hours.
The Imperial palace stood proud and strong, s
APH: Free Son of the NorthTwo wars, very different from one another - but both wars involved Finland and Russia. Finland will not go quietly into night, for freedom runs deep in his veins.APH: Free Son of the North3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Finland and Sweden were retreating from Russian forces. It had been almost a year now, Finland thought, since Russia had made a deal with France and had attacked Sweden and Finland. And every time their armies had met, Swedish royal forces including Finnish troops had to retreat from the overwhelming Russian military.
"Sweden", Finland said quietly to the tall, silent man who walked in sullen and stubborn silence in his uniform of blue and gold, clearly harboring feelings of defeat and depression. "They are still following us." Finland glanced quickly behind and saw the Russian imperial army troopers advancing, intend to drive their enemies ever further.
"I know", Sweden replied. He was silent for a moment. "I'm s'rry, F'nland", he then said. "My king is not... well and h's gener'ls ar' g
APH: PrayerThe Aegean Sea is once again the sea of war. For centuries the tide has been set and fixed, waves throwing themselves against the west, the mighty Ottoman Empire ruling the Sea. But now the tide has turned. The cradle of Europe rises.APH: Prayer2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Two men were standing on an ancient temple’s ruins on a distant isle far away in the blue Aegean Sea with the sun blazing over them. They were both armed and facing each other while a battle raged all around them as soldiers clashed, fought and died. Greece tightened his grip on his halberd and panted with exhaustion. He had fought for years now, his white clothing stained with dirt and ash and blood, his hair messy and dirty and his brow sweating. And the man who stood before him, clothed in red and white cloaks and robes and wearing a large turban, shadowing his masked face, was also struggling to keep himself up, gripping his sword with the ferocity of a wounded lion.
“End this madness now”, the Ottoman Empire said. “Now
UMvC3 Moveset KaminaUMvC3 Moveset Kamina4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Moveset
Series: Gurren Lagann
Gender: Male (very much so)
Voice Actor: Kyle Hebert (way better then Japanese)
Health: 975,000 HP Points (avarage)
Assist Alpha: Yoko Call (Shot, Forward)
Assist Beta: Gurren Slash (Direct, Front)
Assist Gamma: Grit Teeth (Direct, up diagonal)
Energy projection: 1/9
Fighting Ability: 10/9 (only correct)
Description: Once a simple worker living beneath the surface forcibly he then met Simon who found the small Gunman he named Lagann and shot to the surface. Once there he wondered the surface defeating any beastman he finds and freeing the trapped people beneath the surface.
Theme Song: Sorriro Days [instrumental] (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY_FRMkN07I )
Entrance: Kamina is wearing his cape he then throws it off and pulls it out of the sheath like he did against Viral, he then pushes his sunglasses up and they gleam in the light before he ente
Selena Gomez tickle tortured V,2!!(This is a re-write of the original story. And it will have better writing and much more ticklish content. Enjoy!)Selena Gomez tickle tortured V,2!!2 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Selena Gomez was laying in the sofa on her hotel room, she was in a hotel waiting for the studio to call her over to star filming the movie she was staring in. The hotel room was a large suite, with a bathroom, a bedroom, and a living room. She was sitting in a love seat with her feet up, she was barefoot and had black toenail polish on, she was wearing black cloth short shorts, and a loose white tank top that was too short and showed her belly button. She had called for room service about four minutes ago, and she was getting sick of waiting. Finally she heard a knock a the door across the room, "Room service!" said a female voice. "The doors, unlocked bring it in!" said Selena. The young blonde hotel worker came in and place Selena's food on the table. The worker looked about 19 and she had a blonde ponytail, she was also wearing a hot
Itsenaiselle SuomelleAjattele sotiaItsenaiselle Suomelle3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Ajattele maata jonka he saivat
kaikkea, mikä on mennyt
mikä on nyt
mikä on tuleva
ja kanne ne kaikki
ja kunnioita heitä,
jotka sen sinulle antoivat.
Simon's Memories[Simon Rated K+, friendship/drama]Simon's Memories3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Simon still remembered when he got his first drill. It was right after his parents died. The Chief put him on tunneling duty just a couple days after that.
"Everyone's got to pull their own weight around here!" he blustered. And now that Simon's parents weren't around to take care of him, that went for Simon as well. As instructed, he turned up the next day to the newest tunneling site.
"We'll start you off easy, kid," the Chief said, and he handed Simon a drill and a pair of goggles. Simon reached out to take it, and the weight of it nearly pulled him down. The metal of the hand-crank felt rough against his palms and the drill itself was bigger than his entire head. The goggles went over his eyes as the Chief led him to the digging site.
He hated that drill at first. He looked down at it in his hands and it reminded him of everything he'd lost. "Well? Go on, get going," the Chief barked. "You won't earn your way standing around like
Persona - Chaos Butterfly 19.2 Chapter 19: Back to School (Part two)Persona - Chaos Butterfly 19.22 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Yasogami High Gym…
“Souji, you came!” Kou Ichijo ran as fast as he could from one end of the gym to where the trio just entered.
“Well, I couldn’t just leave you to be running the team by yourself now. You’re pretty
much hopeless without me. Right… Captain?” the silverette smirked.
Kou laughed at the title. “Don’t you mean the one-man-show? The club still lacks motivation, but a few recruits have joined since you left.” He gestured to three guys practicing their footwork. “If we’re lucky, we might be able to snag a place in the district championship and bring back the drive to move Yasogami High forward.” He turned to the twins and noticed
The Girl in Ikebukuro Another Story 9The Girl in Ikebukuro Another Story 93 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
READ THE GIRL IN IKEBUKURO CHAPTER 16 BEFORE READ THIS OR IT WON'T MAKE SENSE
You ran as fast as you could out of the apartment. You didn't know where you were going and you didn't care. Taki had betrayed you, she was the only family you had left and she betrayed you. You still didn't understand why she didn't trust Izaya or how she knew him. You didn't understand why she chose a stranger over you. Most of all, you didn't understand what she had said about Izaya harassing you in front of her.
Your memory wasn't great, but was it possible that what Taki said was true? You tried your hardest to remember until you ended up with a throbbing headache. You stopped running and rubbed your temples hoping it would disappear.
To add to your misery, it started to rain and not lightly but hard. You covered your face with your hands and cried. You stood there for a while not caring that you were soaking wet. Then you started walking again, completely oblivious to where you were, and the people arou
P4Golden: Our Year Together Ch. 1A SoujixYukiko fanficP4Golden: Our Year Together Ch. 12 years ago in Romance More Like This
Rain patters the window as Souji eyes open. Today is Showa Day so he has the day off from school.
"What should I do today?" The Fool spoke to himself almost immediately after he started to wake up. Quite the pattern for him, but today was a day off from school, so he couldn't do much. Nanako was preoccupied with the television after he made breakfast for her, His mind and stomach is still recovering from the Mega Beef Bowl he had from yesterday, so that was out of the question. He did come up with one thought though, Yukiko is supposed to return to school tomorrow after being rescued from the TV and since then has been recovering; according to what Chie said a couple of days back.
"Hmm, maybe I should go see her…" Souji mumbled. "Nanako I'm going out!" Souji informed loudly to his cousin.
"Okay, take care!" Nanako replied back as Souji went outside with his umbrella popped open and headed to the shopping district.
While walking to the Shopping Dis
Burning Desire chapter 8Burning Desire chapter 83 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I walk into the meeting room with Itachi close behind,
"Right let's get this meeting started" I stated wanting to get this over and done with.
They all nodded.
After 2hours of talking about where to put some new hotels, which hotels need updating and well, hotel stuff. The meeting was finally over.
"Thank you all for coming" Itachi said as everyone left the room
"Well that was a waste of time" I say when everyone as left, still sitting down
"Sasuke, we talked about this" Itachi reminds me and crosses his arms
"I know, dad wants us to take over when he's gone" I get up and was about to walk out when Itachi shuts the door. "What now?!" I ask
"We need talk" he answers and puts him arm out, telling me to sit
"Ok, what about?" I ask sitting myself back down
"What I saw before the meeting" he says sitting in front of me
"Me kissing Naruto?"
"Yes, what are you playing at?!"
"I'm not playing at anything!" I shout back at him
"Then why were you kissing him?!" he folds his arms
Pokemon Dead Channel 2Normally I'm not one to snoop around in my daughter's business, but when she doesn't leave her room for over a good twelve hours, I have an excuse.Pokemon Dead Channel 23 years ago in Horror More Like This
It was around eight PM, and my daughter had been in her room playing video games since eight AM. I'd heard her scream a few times throughout the day, but recently she'd been getting into horror games, and that was now a normal occurrence so I thought nothing more of it. But since she'd been in there literally all day without leaving once I needed to take an intervention.
I opened the door casually, calling out her name. Her not answering was my first clue something was wrong. I checked her bed, closet, and even shelves and cabinets, but there weren't any clues as to where she could've been. Getting frantic she'd been kidnapped or worse, I decIded instead to dwell in the thought that she may just be outside or in another room and I just didn't hear her sneak out like she usually does.
Before I left, I couldn't help but notice her GameCube. T
PLAYING HARD TO GET(21)PLAYING HARD TO GET(21)3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Playing Hard To Get: Part 21 Karin VS Sakura VS Sasuke (Who was to blame?)
"NARUTO!" Karin screamed running to his aid. Sakura stood frozen with her hand over her mouth. "Naruto!" Sasuke called getting off the ground headed to his aid. One the paramedics at the back rushed the patient they carried inside as the other helped with Naruto. "WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU?" Sasuke growled pushing the ambulance driver infuriated.
"I'm sorry I was driving too fast. I honestly thought he'd move." The ambulance driver sounded concerned.
"Yeah well YOU HIT HIM!"
The nurse, Sir Ibiki and Lady Tsunade ran outside with a couple of nurses holding equipment and pushing a gurney. The nurses strapped that neck thingy; (I don't know what it is called... The neck bandage, neck holder, necklace? I don't know.), around Naruto's neck before lifting him off the ground onto the gurney.
"I don't know what the hell is wrong with you two but THIS IS BULLSHIT!" Lady Tsunade bellowed placing two fingers on
Sebastian x Ciel-- High School Edition! (Part 4)Sebastian x Ciel-- High School Edition! (Part 4)1 year ago in Romance More Like This
"Shorty?" Sebastian looked up to see Ciel pulling his shoes on, and grabbing his coat.
"I overslept," he explained quickly.
Sebastian's eyes focused as he sat up, his chest bare and his hair sticking up. He ran a hand through it, giving Ciel a confused look. "Do you need a ride home?"
Ciel looked at him, wondering if he should trust the senior. He had a sly smirk on his lips that made Ciel tense, and those eyes could force anyone to do what he asked.
"Sure," he replied. "I'll get home faster that way."
Sebastian got up, getting himself dressed without any warning to Ciel, who turned to look right when the underwear slid down. His jaw gaped, and he tried to look away, but he was frozen in place, bright red.
"Like what you see?"
Sebastian pulled up a clean pair of underwear, and Ciel stammered, "I...I, I didn't mean to...to look that long, I mean I didn't mean to look in the first place...I.."
Sebastian shrugged, pulling his shirt over his
Sebastian x Reader -- For a Human (Part 4)Sebastian x Reader -- For a Human (Part 4)1 year ago in Romance More Like This
"Sebastian, I need to ask you something." You sit on the bed, watching as he begins to fold and put away your laundry. Admittedly it had been a bit uncomfortable to have that talk with Ciel; it was awkward even looking at Sebastian when Ciel was around now.
"Go ahead, my lady, but do hurry." He closes the drawer, turning to you.
"When I came here the first day, you said I was pretty...for a human. What does that mean?"
Sebastian gives you a blank look, then closes his eyes. "I regret my word choice," he admits. "I did not think I'd see you again. My young master took a liking to you, and insisted we invite you back. Though by then, I'd thought you'd have forgotten."
You clench your fists. "Pardon me, but that does not answer my question, Sebastian."
Sebastian looks down at you. You suddenly feel meek compared to this man. He's extremely tall, as you've noted before, and you've heard of his capabilities. "P-please
Sesshomaru Loves RinRin, Lord Sesshomaru whispered as his crafty golden eyes fondly observed his ward repeatedly stab her short pike into the gentle river current for defenseless fish. Ah-Un, the two-headed dragon steed, tagged alongside her like a loyal watchdog. It was early spring and the cherry blossoms were already carelessly twirling in the cool breeze, their sweet fragrance intoxicating. Secretly, he loved spring above all seasons because it was a time of new beginnings and rebirth.Sesshomaru Loves Rin8 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Nowadays with the fall of Naraku, the dog demon had developed several secrets and appreciation for the world itself. He claimed he journeyed with his small posse in a search for the few remaining Shikon Jewel shards scattered across Japan, but truthfully he enjoyed just adventuring with his companions, Jaken, Kohaku, and especially Rin. Earlier this morning, before sunrise, Jaken and Kohaku had ventured ahead to forerun Sesshomarus arrival to the Fujioka domain where Inuyasha presided as the daimyo.
The Girl in Ikebukuro 17The Girl in Ikebukuro 173 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
You immediately went to Shizuo's bedroom and rummaged through your clothes. You stopped when you found a large black shirt and jeans that fit you but hid your feminine figure. Satisfied with your clothes, you worked on your hair next.
You tied your hair into a bun on the top of your head and hid it with your New York Giant's baseball cap. Now that your gender was masked you set out for the task at hand; finding Izaya Orihara.
The streets of Ikebukuro were filled with people as usual, but right now it was
Weird Dreams V3 Hurting For a Hurtful Pain 6Weird Dreams V3 Hurting For a Hurtful Pain 63 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
I felt like I was flying. Was I? I was in the sky; a plain white dress flowed around me. I was alone. No Mary, no Marceline, no Matice; just me. I felt a cool breeze flow past me. I was flying, two great white wings sprouted from my back. It felt so nice flying without a care in the world. A small cloud floated towards me. I smiled and hugged it by wrapping my arms and legs around it. It was so soft I couldn't help but snuggle into it.
"(F/N) "A voice boomed.
Startled, I let go of the cloud.
"You must prove yourself. I shall give you several tests. If you pass the first, I will return you to your world."
The sky turned dark and I began falling. I screamed, startled at the turn of events. I flapped my wings repeatedly, but they crumbled and turned to dust. I screamed again and clawed at the air hoping to grab something.
'Trust your instincts (F/N), let me guide you ' The voice came from inside of my head.
I relaxed my body and fell downwards; I closed my eyes and whistled. Whe
Rin and SesshomaruRin and Sesshomaru, a short story.Rin and Sesshomaru5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Rin was curled up next to the two headed flying horse, Ah-un, shivering. Her blanket was pulled up over her head and she held it there with tiny, white knuckled fists.
She wasn't cold. In fact she was almost smothering herself while trying to breathe through the blanket.
No. She was scared. Terrified.
Just as she'd been about to drift off to sleep, she heard it. The piercing howls of wolves reached her ears, frightening sleep away.
She'd been lying like that for several minutes, trying to decide whether she dared seek out Lord Sesshomaru and safety, or face the wolves and avoid bother him. Finally, however, her fear of the wolves won out.
Rin peeked out from under her blanket and shivered at the darkness that met her eyes. Soon the bright moonlight gave everything an eerie s
Sebastian x Ciel-- High School Edition! (Part 3)Sebastian x Ciel-- High School Edition! (Part 3)1 year ago in Romance More Like This
Ciel leaned back in his chair as Vincent lectured on. "I want you back from Trancys' house by eight tomorrow morning," he informed his son.
Ciel nodded. "Father, I'm capable of taking care of myself."
Vincent shrugged, his eyes light with worry. "Your mother is sick," he confessed, looking towards the back room. "I'm not sure what she's come down with, but she hasn't been able to do much of anything lately."
Ciel searched for words before replying, "my condolences."
Vincent glared at him. "I know she's new in your life," he began, his voice hardly a whisper. "Please, Ciel, I love her. She loves you to death. Why can't you show some concern for your new mother?"
Ciel looked up at him, his eyes clouded with hate. "You cheated on my real mother," he snapped, and Vincent stepped back as Ciel raged on, "you left her, you couldn't control yourself, and then you remarried to the very woman who you cheated on mother wit
Regret - Black Butler FanficTitle: RegretRegret - Black Butler Fanfic4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Author: Snow Tigra
Series: Black Butler
Takes place after the series and inspired by the song "Regret" by Glow. Manga based, I'm ignoring the anime, especially second season, for this fic. Obviously I don't own the song or the characters. I blame the plot bunny.
The sound was the first thing that had caught his ear. A low, peaceful whine that drifted through the air like a breeze. The sound was almost colorful, in its tone, singing of innocence and beauty with a simple note held out before switching to another. Sebastian hadn't heard a sound like that in years, probably decades. Whatever his plans had been for that day, they changed as he shifted his direction and followed the beautiful music through the park. It was a warm day, the sun dancing through the trees and almost playing hide and seek behind the thousands of fire colored leaves which threatened to fall any day now. &