Chapter 1: Arrival (The Evil Within Fanfiction) The cab climbs up a bumpy, cracked road overgrown with shrubs. It's as though it's been decades since anyone has taken this route. Your surroundings radiate an ominous feeling. The forest's trees leer at you, you feel as if they're about to engulf you, their long twisted branches grasping for the car. What was left of the evening daylight seems completely obstructed by the density of the trees, the infinite number of towering silhouettes shadowing the ground. The forest seems to never end. It's almost as if you've stumbled upon another world.Chapter 1: Arrival (The Evil Within Fanfiction)5 months ago in Romance More Like This
An uneasy feeling rises in you and causes your stomach to churn. To your right Doctor Jiminez isn't helping with his constant chatter. You shiver as you look out the window. Maybe it's not too late to change my mind. .
Suddenly, the trees, the road, everything becomes narrow and tight. It's as if the trees are a snake constricting its prey. The branches sound like claws as they drag along the exterio
Stars Don't Have Hearts To Break (Sollux x Reader)To make a long story short, Sollux is no fairytale prince.Stars Don't Have Hearts To Break (Sollux x Reader)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
He isn't a bad friend, but he does make for an awful crush. Because yeah, he's one of twelve trolls who transferred to your hellhole of a school. And yeah, pretty much everybody knows how much you like him. Especially the bullies who now just have more material to gang up on you about.
"Still pining after that freak, bitch?" The leader pins your free arm against your locker, leaning close enough that you can smell his sour breath. Close enough for you to have to turn your head. Because you sure as hell don't want to end up kissing him.
You don't give an answer. They never need one. He just slaps your cheek, leaving a bright red imprint of his hand on your face. You yank your wrist out of his grip, ducking out from underneath and trying to ignore the laughs from the rest of his group. Making your way to the cafeteria quickly, you shove your lunch into the trash before anyone sees you with it and take your usual seat, which means
Dark Love, Dear AmbellinaDark loveDark Love, Dear Ambellina7 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
How I've missed your haunting voice
The chilling touch of your fingers on my heart
Has taken a hold on my memories
And I can never forget it
Your ghostly color
The songs that echoed within and throughout your soul
Are so beautiful that they could slay the savagest of hearts
And enslave them to do the bidding of your own
The moon shines off your porcelain skin
Crimson once stained your hands
As you let a soul go from this bedrudgery of life
Your innocent smile and your devilish kiss
Kept all from noticing the horrid atrocity of which you committed
I could never be accepted by you
My own evil can't compare to the darkness in your heart
Since I cannot call you out
I cannot match up to you
Your destruction is all that will occur
Your wings shall burn under the heat of my love-turned-hate
A love is all you are
It is all that you will be
Transgressions made of stone
Amorous gestures made from the stars
None of these things could ever me
Blood and Thorns- Xiaoyin fic ch1Blood and Thorns- Xiaoyin fic ch13 years ago in Romance More Like This
Blood and Thorns
A Xiaoyin fanfic
Chapter 1: Power is Everything
Peace was a concept long forgotten in the cold and dismal hearts of those that inhabited earth. In order for one to achieve such ideals, blood had to be shed in the name of the righteous as victory screamed and howled through the hollow darkness and void. Even with the idea that peace could be achieved, there would be those who strive for much darker deeds with cruel intentions. Those with power ruled with an iron fist and did not show mercy to those that sought out to achieve their dreams. It seemed that those with power, always craved and hungered for more, seeking out to destroy and crush the bright eyed and weary hopes of those that believed with their hearts that there was good in everyone.
Power is potent. It is an invisible source that granted those who were strong enough to handle it, infinite possibilities. Though in essence a wonderful, thriving achievement, power can turn a hopeful pure heart into a
EndlessI wish we could always stay in this moment,Endless4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Right here in this place
Where time stands still
And slowly moves in circles around us.
Underneath my hand,
I can feel his heartbeat, a steady drum,
Faint, but strong enough to bring a smile to my face.
These are times when I never have to worry
About what could be in his head,
What amazing thoughts could be rolling around in there.
Time after time,
I can feel us perfectly in sync.
We can talk about things as insignificant as the weather,
Yet as wonderful and thoughtful as life itself.
But nothing is as simple, as good,
As being able to enjoy our time together.
We seem to fit our hands so easily together,
Enjoying every touch like it's the first time.
Twinkle Twinkle Little StarTwinkle, twinkle little star,Twinkle Twinkle Little Star9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
How I envy where you are.
Up above the clouds so high,
Away from his prying eyes.
When his crawling hands have gone,
When his breath has slowed to none.
Then you peek your little light
And help my soul to take flight.
When he wanders in the dark,
He requests your tiny spark.
He can't see which way to go
When you do not twinkle so.
In the dark blue sky you keep,
Stay your distance, do not peep.
Please don't look, please shut your eye
'Til the Sun is in the sky.
Hide your bright and tiny spark,
Keep the traveller in the dark.
Though I know not what you are,
You're all I have, near and far.
Twinkle, twinkle little star,
How I envy where you are.
Up above the clouds so high
Far away from prying eyes.
I'm Not SorryIf you're looking for smiles,I'm Not Sorry3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
For laughter and lies,
And what I despise;
If you're looking for love,
For kisses and care,
And what I don't dare;
If you're looking for hope,
For progress and life,
And what feels like a knife;
If you're looking for joy,
For happy and glad,
And what makes me sad;
If you're looking for norm,
For cloned and fake,
And what I can't take;
If you're looking for me,
For ripped-skin and misery,
And my body bloody;
I'm not sorry.
Acid raini'm standingAcid rain3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
on this acid
just by letting
but i know
it won't rain
He is ArtHe is art.He is Art3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
His hands are the right size,
and his smile is perfectly lopsided.
His eyes are dark,
but in the sun they're brighter than you can imagine.
They draw you in.
His abs are defined the right amount.
His arms are long enough to wrap around you,
and hold you.
He is art.
He can make you laugh when you do not want to,
but make you want to so badly.
You come to him when there is no one around,
even when there is.
He lets you borrow his strength and if that's not enough,
he lends more help.
He gives me everything.
He is art.
EscapeYou know those times when all you wanna do is disappear?Escape3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
And you can't wait to be alone?
And your wait is too agonizingly long?
I escape from the torture
And now I'm on my own.
But I'm not alone,
I brought my music with me to live on.
I will never truly be alone
Because I will always have my music.
If anyone tries to take it away from me,
Then I shall be over with and done.
Music is what keeps me living and sane.
Music is my escape.
The Mask I WearThe poison within me is all I feel,The Mask I Wear3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It's the only part of me that's real;
It courses through my veins from day to day,
And the cure is what I neglect to say.
You look at me: I seem happy a lot,
But to seek inside is what you forgot.
Don't be fooled by the great mask I wear:
The mask that I show everyone out there.
With it, you see what I want you to see,
And I try to hide what's inside of me.
Take some time to chip away at my mask,
Then you'll see through me as if I were glass.
It might take time, it might be right away,
You might need to try in a different way;
Just don't give up on me, you're all I need
To throw off the mask that I hold with greed.
If you want to know why I can't let go,
You need to find what I refuse to show.
If I show you, there is one thing I pray:
That you won't leave me here, that you will stay.
For if you go away you break all my trust,
And my other masks will be hard to bust.
Be that one for me, the one that will care;
I say, don't be fooled by the mask I wear
Short PoemHer eyes return my gaze,Short Poem10 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
A gentle “Hello” at first glance.
Those chocolate brown coloured eyes,
So full of love and compassion.
Without a sound from my lips,
A solitary cry escapes.
Her serene marble-like stare,
seastormI,seastorm9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
at the sea(m)s
of tidal vacancy;
I am the ocean, and
the moon has
cling to reason,
I stumbled on
abrupt. bedridden yet
ever chas(m)ing, I
fell to salt-soaked
ground from a
words were all it took
but all you do is take.
I am waking
and I am shaken
tsunami waves that break
in empty frantic fury;
the briefest repose
or instant of stillness,
I yearn; instead
I am abandoned by language,
I am bound to languish beneath
tempests that swell,
even the most desperate of breaks
for the shore.
IFIf I was a man would I believe in war?IF3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Would I seek and destroy the differences
Tear out thought and reason and
replace it with ritual
Laying waste and rounding up the defeated
Loaded and cocked, I wonder
The dark ages are always much longer
than the enlightened and golden
A question for men.
Divorce7 years oldDivorce1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
My dad calls me and my siblings to the living room
Where he and my mom sit, smiles on their faces
That, looking back, I'm not sure were genuine anymore
My dad asks
"Imagine we moved to an island with two tents;
One with your mom, and one with me. Which one would you like to live in?"
I don't know much but I know I don't like this question
So I answer
"I would put the two tents together so we can all live in one big one!"
Because that's the only answer that doesn't leave my tongue
With a foul taste, like when I somehow got soap
On my Ringpop
My parents smile,
but I know my imagination
isn't welcome on this imaginary island
9 years old
I'm way too young
to feel like the tape
you use to close that tattered box
that somehow became too small to hold your Christmas tree
But putting the tree back at work today
I realize that's exactly how I felt
11 years old
My parents are fighting
And I guess it must've been really bad
Because my mom storms up
CryDid you hear a cry?Cry4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It fell from the sky,
Seen by emerald eye,
Of a falcon who flew,
But knaves never knew.
Did you hear a cry?
Or was it just a sigh,
Heard by ethereal ear,
Of a fox who died,
Yet lords have lied.
Did you hear a cry?
Was it on the sly,
Touched by flaming finger,
Of a ferret who saved,
The prince who is pained.
TornTorn3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
My heart is tearing
My soul is withering
My mind is straining
Because of my worry
About our future...
My mind tells me to be happy,
To be glad that you just might accomplish the impossible,
To encourage you to go for your dreams,
Even if those dreams don't involve me...
My heart tells me it's throbbing,
It's hurt beyond any help,
Because a life without you
Would shred it all to pieces...
My soul is at war with itself,
Knowing you could never give up such an opportunity
Yet terrified of that slightest possibility
That you will easily forget me and that love we share...
"If you love something,
Set it free.
If it comes back to you,
Its yours forever.
If it doesnt,
Then it was never meant to be."
That one question
Implanted into my mind is...
If I set you free,
Will you ever come back?
ImmortalityWhat is it like to be immortal?Immortality1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I've always wanted to know
Living the same way for eternity
Not sure if you can escape
Or even feel like escaping
But escape isn't on your mind right now,
you're living in a beautiful lie
Now comes the time when things get ugly
You're thirteen and you have a family of your own
And while that family grows,
you stay the same
Soon you're kneeling by the hospital bed
Listening to your elderly children beg to you:
"Come with us, mother, come with us please."
Deep in your heart you want to go but you can't
And you watch as everyone you love flicker out like candles
Perhaps you can witness the end of the world
And you'd still be alive
Even suicide won't let you go
Immortality has it's icy fingers wrapped around you
Never releasing you from it'd grip
No one can hear scream with loneliness from inside your heart
What is it like to be immortal?
I never want to know
Kiss the Ghost (Sollux x Reader)"Hm... yes, I see," Equius says as he looks over your ghost, eyes unreadable behind the cracked sunglasses. "I believe I can do this."Kiss the Ghost (Sollux x Reader)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
"You'd better," Sollux warns, crossing his arms as he too looks at you, smiling faintly. "Tell me when it's done, no matter what time of day. Or night."
Oh, that's right... it's summer, isn't it? You'll have the entirety of the summer to look forward to, assuming you don't fade into nothingness before then.
The calling of your name from Sollux to leave pulls you out of that thought. That's all it takes when you're dead, one little thought and your mind is wandering like a sheep lost from its herd. You take his hand again and exit the workshop, glancing back at Equius curiously; past the formal introductions, you weren't really listening much, too busy staring at the mechanical wonders all around you. You may not be a mechanic, or an engineer, or anything of the sort, but you can appreciate when things truly flow and fit together as they ought to.
Parable of the LanternThere were once two men seeking wisdom under the tutelage of an ancient master. He brought them into a dark room. In the center were two metal lamps, each containing a flickering flame.Parable of the Lantern9 months ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Grip your lamp by the base, endure the heat, and gaze into the flame," instructed the master. "If your faith wavers and you look away, or your strength fails and you let go, even for an instant, you will be lost. You will never be wise. But gaze at the flame and, if you prevail, you will know truth."
And the master left them.
The two men gripped their lamps, and gazed into the light. Soon the lamps grew hot from the fire within, and began to burn their hands.
One man let go and stood up. "Aha!" cried the faithful man, as he continued to grip his lantern. "You have shown yourself too weak to become wise."
"Who is wise, the one who holds fire, or the one who lets go?"
The faithless man's eyes adjusted to the dark, and he saw that
Glass Thorns (Sollux x Reader)It's officially been a month since you kissed Sollux Captor, and nothing has gotten better. You would think that, as time goes on, your heart would begin to mend itself, to heal. No, not when every day is a reminder of what should have been but never could have. You've figured out a way to act like you're over him; Sollux believes it, probably to make himself feel better for ripping you in two. School is out, has been for a week, thank god, so you don't have to fake it to everyone there. And Karkat... well, you're not sure about him. He's always been sensitive to this kind of thing, but if he knows you're acting, he's not letting on.Glass Thorns (Sollux x Reader)2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Feferi Peixes, the troll Sollux has been crushing on (flushing for, you don't care anymore), ended up rejecting his advances. Since you act like you used to, Sollux will occasionally mope at your house, complaining about his awful luck in the quadrants. Thank gog he has you as his palemate to keep him sane.
And, you know that you may have to double-duty in
Our Captain (Robin Williams Remembrance Poem)Oh, CaptainOur Captain (Robin Williams Remembrance Poem)9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
We’ve never had,
A Friend like You.
You came to us as an Alien,
from the Planet Ork.
But through the Years,
You made Home in Our Hearts
We Saluted You over the Airwaves
We Watched You get Sucked in a Game,
And Haul Your Family in the Big Rolling Turd.
You were a British Nanny,
Who was actually their Dad.
A Business Man,
Who was actually Peter Pan.
A Crazy Scientist,
Making a Being called Flubber.
Who Just Wanted to be Free.
You were a Robot,
Made of Rusty Old Parts.
We’ve never had,
A Friend like You.
You became the Man of the Year,
And the Wax Figurine Exhibit
Of the Twenty-Sixth President
Of the United States of America.
You Were the World’s Greatest Dad,
And the World’s Greatest Therapist.
You Had a License to Wed
And be a Kid,
Who Grew Up Four Times Too Fast.
You only Won One Oscar.
But that’s okay.
We Love all Your Other Works Anyways…
We Will Miss You
Our chanceThis could be the only chance we getOur chance3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
We could run
Find our own place in the world
Ignore all the hurtful words
Make a new life
Of only us
I know we are strong enough
This could be the last chance we get
We could stay
Stand our ground in this place
Fight back all the hate
Change their opinions
Make it work
I know we are strong enough
This could be the one chance we get
We could hide
Turn our backs to what we believe
Pretend we're not hurting
Let them say what they want
Forget our dreams
But I don't want to
I know we are stronger than that.
Vampire!England x Reader - The ChangeVampire!England x Reader - The Change2 years ago in Romance More Like This
Some say monsters don't exist...other times people say they walk on the same earth we do... Many say a monster has no soul...but do they really? Sometimes it takes becoming a monster to understand one...
Thought that I was strong
You began walking through the night, with the moonlight hitting your face. It was eight o'clock at night and you were barely going home. Since the beginning of high school, you've been taking night class to help you study more. But...on this particular night, it was the day when you first met him. Who knows how it ever came to be, but it was real, so very real. And you just so happened to be it's first victim.
I know the words I need to say
"Man, did it suddenly become this dark already? I should really hurry home or my mom's gonna kill me!"
But no matter how fast you walked, the night came quicker and quicker. Soon you were surrounded by a mist of fog that blurred your vision.