APH: Harsh lessonsWhen dreams no longer offer rest and escape from a harsh world, they become nightmares, terrible reminders of a past we had thought that we left behind.APH: Harsh lessons3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"And so the great and powerful Centurion finally defeated the great dragon and conquered the city. Women worshipped and men envied him, but for himself he only wanted the best, the king's beautiful daughter. And so began a new golden age in that once accursed city." Rome flashed a wide smile and rolled up the scroll. "Wasn't that a fantastic story? Battles, fights, monsters, wars and women!"
"Tell me more stories, Grandpa Rome!" Chibitalia asked. He could barely sit, so exciting the story had been.
"Come now, it's time for my favourite grandchild to go to bed!" Rome answered and stroked Chibitalia's hair. He covered the young child with a blanket and smiled. "Tomorrow is a new day and we can make art together again, like today. And you can watch as I win Germania in an arm wrestle!"
Chibitalia tried to protest, but already he fe
APH: Unity, Justice, FreedomIt is the year 1989. The place is Berlin. The Berlin Wall is coming down. The night is finally over for the two brothers. No more sorrow, no more loneliness.APH: Unity, Justice, Freedom3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Prussia East Germany stood in his brown-grey uniform in the cool breeze of November in front of a concrete wall, nervously watching the customs and guard points in front of him and the gate that stood behind them. He fiddled with his visor cap and looked over his shoulder at the masses of people who had gathered here, before the Berlin Wall. The world, or at least East Germany's world, was about to change: now one could freely cross through the Berlin Wall to west, to West Germany to Prussia's brother, Germany.
That Wall had stood between them for decades. But the German brothers had been separated even longer, ever since the Third Reich had fallen and part of Germany Prussia had been taken by Russia's Soviet forces. The ideological Cold War had come between the brothers to keep them apart
APH: The Beginning of the ReichGermany's President dies and a new era begins: an era of unparalled hate. A moment of transition before the storm.APH: The Beginning of the Reich3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The black, red and yellow of the German flag fluttered in the wind as the evening closed in. The proud flag of a proud, but embittered people and nation crowned the flagpole and stood there like a proclamation that even though the Great War had been lost over 16 years ago, Germany still stood. But now the flag had a much more somber duty: the President of Germany, Paul von Hindenburg, laid on his deathbed and soon the flag would be lowered to the middle of the pole.
Germany and his brother Prussia sat silently around a table in a small room, looking out of the window at the flag. Both of them had beer mugs in their hands, but neither of them was particularly happy. To lose one's leader was a terrible thing indeed. The President was, of course, an old man, but he was an old man who had served the Kaiser well through the entirety of the Great War and who had continued
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: 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: 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
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
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,
Tooth Fairy TroubleIt was 3:00 in the afternoon. Sophie, a 7 year old girl, and her mom walked to the playground. Sophie was wearing a pink, silky little belly shirt that exoposed her belly button completly. She also wore some rather tight little shorts and sandalls. Sudenly, she saw her best friend Clara, another 7 year old girl, who had some similar clothes, except her shirt was purple and didnt really show off her belly button (just some tumy skin). Both their mothers sat down on a bench to talk to each other while the two girls ran to hug each other. Sophie ran with her arms spread out, revealing more belly than what was alredy showing. Clara had her arms open too, now showing little bit of her belly button. They two hugged each other for about 5 seconds and said hello to each other.Tooth Fairy Trouble2 years ago in Sketches More Like This
While the girls were having a converstaion, Clara noticed Sophies belly button peeking out from the belly shirt, so she thought of a joke to make with it. "Hey, Sophie", she said. DId you get bigger?" Sophie looked confu
Thundercats - What Was Lost - PreludeThundercats - What Was Lost - Prelude3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"GAH!" she gasped, jarred from her slumber. Breathless and afraid, the youngest Thunderkit looked about her in confusion, desperately trying to determine where it was that she was. " the woods " she murmured to herself.
It had been days since she and her brother had fled the city of Thundera after the sudden attack upon the great nation at the hands of the Mumm-Ra and his minions. It was a tragic day for her people, but also one of hope as it lead the pair into the company of the new Lord of the Thundercats and his crew. Never in her life had the young kitten dreamed she'd be sharing a campfire with the highest of the kingdom's citizens. It was quite a change from begging for money on the street and sleeping in an abandoned hovel of a home. Yet, here she was huddled next to her brother who slept soundly beside her with the other Thundercats spread out around a dying fire in the cool of night.
"Can't sleep?" a voice asked.
"Eh?" she exclaimed, realizing that she was not the on
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
Kisses EreMika“My first kiss eh?” Jean said at dinner one night after being asked if he’s ever kissed someone. “It was with a girl in my village named Aadi, we were sweethearts back then, now? Not so much. But man, I’ll never forget how great that kiss was… she had some smooth lips… heh, her face was also pretty smooth too… we were so close…” he smiled and glanced over at Mikasa, hopping she was jealous. “Hey! Eren!”Kisses EreMika2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Eren glanced up at Jean, “What do you want, Jean?”
“What was your first kiss like?”
“F-First kiss?” the tips Eren’s ears went red. He mumbled something before continuing to eat his food.
“Sorry, what was that? I couldn’t hear you.”
“I’ve never had a first kiss before…”
“I’ve never had a first kiss before!” he yelled.
Silence filled the dining hall before almost everyone burst into laughter.
Persona - Chaos Butterfly 19.1Chapter 19: Back to School (Part one)Persona - Chaos Butterfly 19.12 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The next day had finally arrived much to both Arisato’s and Metis’ excitement, and Shinjiro’s annoyance. Their first day of school in years (in Metis’ case ever) had finally come. Souji and Nanako decided to meet up with them at their dorm to walk them and Ken to their new schools together.
Ken seemed a little nervous about going to a new school, but with some encouragement from the three leaders, Shinjiro and Nanako, put him a bit more at ease. With waves of goodbyes and wishes of good luck from the college-going SEES, the group headed off.
Soon enough they had to split up. As Ken and Nanako parted ways with the older members, they chatted about TV shows,
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
Avengers AssembleAvengers Assemble4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Director your 2'oclock appointment is here" the voice said over the intercom.
Doctor Betty Director, current head of the secret agency Global Justice looked up from the status report she was currently reviewing frowned.
She had no 2'oclock appointment and only two people had the ability and the nerve to "make" an appointment like this.
Keying the door controls the director steeped her fingers and lent forward. As the door slid open a young man, no more than 16 with orange hair and a pristine white lab coat calmly strolled through the doorway.
"It's been a while Dexter, come to reconsider our offer of heading our science division?" she inquired
"I'm afraid not Director" he replied as the door silently slid shut behind him.
"So what does one of the world's leading experts in robotics and the head of Dexlabs want so badly that he'd risk incarceration by hacking into a classified government system?"
Dexter adjusted his glasses as his lips curved into an amused smirk "I have no idea what y
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
Jen 10Jen 103 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ben Tennyson had just woken up from a nice sleep; it was so far an alien free week and he was able to get some peace and quiet. The night before, he had gotten a call from Kevin asking him to come over to Gwendolyn's house in order to see a new piece of alien technology he had gotten earlier that week. After he got dressed and ate breakfast he had left to go to Gwen's and see what this new piece of alien technology was and what it could do. When he got there he could see that Kevin was there already, he had went in and went up to Gwen's room to see Kevin and her in there. "Well it is about time." said Kevin "You guys were probably only waiting about a couple of minutes anyway." said Ben "Well anyway let me show you two what I have recently gotten." said Kevin. Then Kevin pulled out a strange megaphone looking thing "It is a voice modulator." exclaimed Kevin "Like the ones you see in toy stores?" asked Gwen.
Sesshomaru Loves Rin_4Rin finally found solitude underneath a sakura tree amidst the broad expansion of the palace garden and there she sat in its shade watching delicate blossoms flutter carelessly in the cool spring breeze.Sesshomaru Loves Rin_45 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Rin?" a voice called from behind. Rin looked back to see Kagome slowly approaching her, her hair blowing gracefully in the wind. "May I join you?" she asked gently, hasting herself steps away.
Rin nodded, then asked, "How did you find me?"
"Your aura has grown to be very strong and hard to ignore," Kagome smiled as she joined Rin at the base of the tree. "It's almost as if I were attracted to it."
"Like a moth to fire?" Rin bitterly replied.
"No!" Kagome cried. She tilted her head thoughtful, then said, "More like a bee to the sweetest flower."
Rin couldn't help but smile at the comment and even giggled, but her sadness returned.
"What's the matter, Rin? You're not yourself," Kagome noted. "Is something troubling you? I know how much you enjoy the festival."
Rin looked up to Kagome, a
Sesshomaru Loves Rin_2You do know . . . Jaken sighed tirelessly to Rin as she prepared their fish kebabs on top of Ah-Uns back. Sesshomaru, like always, had gone up ahead on his own, but they were use to it and seemingly even enjoyed having their own idle conversations.Sesshomaru Loves Rin_27 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Know what? Rin asked, looking up from her work to Jaken sprawled comfortably along Ahs neck.
Lord Sesshomaru will be leaving you in Fujioka with Inuyasha and Kagome, he replied.
Liar! Rin hissed, then angrily returned to preparing their lunch. We always visit Fujioka in the spring, she mumbled.
I speak the truth! he cried, offended by her accusal. Kohaku told me he overheard Kagome and Inuyasha speaking privately.
Really?! What did they say?
She wanted to take you as her apprentice.
Me? Rin giggled, pressing her hand against her chest, A priestess? Im flattered, but I dont think I would make a
Crona X Kid YAOI (Pt 2)~Crona scoots as close as possible and smiles at Kid. ~Crona X Kid YAOI (Pt 2)3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Here's part two! <3
Kid almost drops his book and looks at Crona. "C-C-Crona?" he stuttered. Crona seemed to have his eyes closed, breathing slowly. (If you remember him being tired in the morning)
Kid kept poking him all nervous like. "C-Crona..." Poke "C-C-Crona!" Poke, poke.
He tried one more time but figured he was asleep so he buried his head in his arms next to Crona's and read his book silently until Crona woke up. Crona jumped up and was blushing red. "W-what did I-I do?!" He instantly asked Kid, and Kid calmly replied, "Y-you fell asleep." And raised his head.
Crona blushed a hot pink. "S-so you put your h-head next to m-m-mine..?" he held his own hands. Kid looked at Crona and asked quietly, "Why? D-do you feel the same way?"
Crona put his head closer "W-what did you s-say?" Kid pulled back quickly "N-nothing!"
Crona turns his head back and lowered his head and said quietly. "Ah. I see K-kid, so um are you hungr
Crona X Kid YAOI (Part three)~Kid answered calm, "I wanted too."~Crona X Kid YAOI (Part three)3 years ago in Romance More Like This
Here's part three!
Crona stared at Kid for a while, face as red as a tomato. (And don't worry Kid was red as well~)
"Aw come on Crona." Kid said as he got up he held Crona in his arms. Kid put one arm around Crona's hip, and started walking towards Crona's house.
Crona was pretty much paralyzed in embarrassment. Crona was just walking. No blinking and Kid didn't even think he was breathing. Half way there Kid thought it was his fault Crona was like this so he let go of Crona's hip. "I-I'm sorry. Did I h-hurt you?"
Crona suddenly had a shock back to reality. "N-no. I'm okay." He gulped. "K-kid?" "Yes?" Kid looked at him in the eye. Crona asked softly, "C-could you do th-that again..?" Kid smiled "The hip?" and he put his arm around Crona's hip "Or the 'hold" and then Kid 'held' Crona (Held as in wrapped in arms. Of course.)
Kid didn't let go but Crona said, "This." And put his head on Kid's shoulder. Kid smiled and started walking, Crona in his arms.
.I stare at the screen, waiting for some burst of inspiration to rain upon me like a meteor shower sent straight from the gods of literature heaven..2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
A sigh escapes my lips, and I haphazardly bash random buttons of the keyboard, watching as the blank document before me is littered with an incoherent placement of characters. The monotone click-clack seems to just resonate with the narcoleptic beating of my heart, further fueling my senseless crusade.
Where has all my writing gone?
It feels like it was just sucked right out of my soul. Ideas constantly plague my mind, yet all I can do is write them down. When I go to type them out, nothing happens. And then, just as quickly as my urge to write appears, it is gone in a flash—and all I can do is slump forward and hope that maybe next week I'll get something productive done.
My fingers halt in their endless assault of the keyboard, and my eyes slide up to scan the nonsense I've created on the bright screen. It's n
Sad Love - part 2 - SasoDeiWARNING: Sadness/emo-ness/depression/violence/self-injury lies ahead. Please dont read if you get depressed or triggered easily!Sad Love - part 2 - SasoDei7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
This story also implies yaoi, only read if you like it.
Wait, I whisper. My heart is racing. I dont know if I want him to go or to stay. On the one hand, I want to be alone. I want to read a few pages, maybe wander around the house for a while, and then go to sleep. But on the other hand, I want to feel his warm lips on mine again.
He turns around with a quizzical look on his face. My body starts shivering when he eyes me. Those calm, steady eyes. I never realized how beautiful they were up to now.
Forgot something?, he asks with a charming smile.
I make some shaky steps towards him. He is a bit shorter than me, which appears odd to me for a moment. I never realized that. He is older than me and much wiser. And he is handsome. Very. Handsome.
His face is close to mine now. I can feel his warm breath on my skin. I ben
Truth and RevelationsTruth and Revelations1 year ago in Profiles More Like This
Disclaimer: I do not own Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan). I write this for your enjoyment only. The cover art is drawn by DA member LailyFidya. After I read chapter 52 of the manga, I have decided that this would be the best time to have Hanji reveal to Eren her ties to his family as well as how much she really knows about his powers. This will be the first fic I write that is manga-based because the second season of the anime has not been released yet; it takes place when Levi and Hanji takes Eren, Krista and the rest of the 104th Squad survivors into hiding and a little bit after Krista reveals her past to everyone. I do not recommend reading this if you have not read the manga up to chapter 52 because it will contain some spoilers. However, for those who have read the manga, I also recommend reading my earlier installments "What He Really Is" and "A Secret History Revealed" in order to better understand this story.
It had been almost half a week since Corporal Rivialle a