Extraction from Gotham CityWe begin with Gotham City being in a state of chaos. Gunfire can be heard from afar, the docks are on fire. The Batsignal can be seen through the haze. On top of this is snow.
Nightwing: *narrating* This is bad. You think you can watch something on the news or hear something from a friend about Gotham City and think its bad. You don't know even HOW bad it really is.
In the smog over the city, we can see a small dark figure.
Nightwing: *narrating* This isn't as bad as the quake, or when the Clench ran through the city, or the Zero Year,or the Night of the Owls; but it's close.
We see Nightwing is the speck, he's on a hang-glider.
Nightwing: *narrating* A gang war has broken out. A big one. Penguin, Black Mask, and the Falcones are at each other's throats; each one blaming the others for inciting it. The Gotham Police can barely keep order, or protect the civilians.
The hang-glider goes over a bridge, armed thugs can be seen below.
Nightwing: *narrating* What's worse, the gangs have pret
Nightwing/Ronin: Guy's Night OutIt's early evening as the sun sets behind Wayne Manor. In the living room; Joseph is on his laptop as Sam and Damian play a video game.Nightwing/Ronin: Guy's Night Out2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Damian: I fail to see how this improves the situation
Sam: At least you're not the only kid stuck inside.
Damian: I mean how is making a plumber step on turtles a way of lifting our spirits?
Sam: It's called having fun. And you're just upset because I called Mario!
Damien: Not at all, I find Luigi to be somewhat more tactical but my point is...why are we doing this? I'm not feeling uplifted, this reminds me of what we're missing...even the plants in the pipes are reminiscent of Poison Ivy
Sam: You're just angry because you weren't invited.
Damian: I have just a right to be there!
Sam: It's a grown ups only night!
Damian: I've had more training than some heroes three times my age
Sam: How do you think I feel, at least you are a hero
A Fistful of Bat-Shorts 2I.A Fistful of Bat-Shorts 21 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Timeline: After the attack by Jason Todd on Joseph Kane, say a couple months or so
Barbara Gordon enters Wayne Manor; Alfred approaches. Outside, we can see snow falling. Barbara is bundled up.
Alfred: Good morning, Miss Gordon.
Barbara: Morning, Alfred.
Alfred: Let me get you out of that jacket and get you warmed up. I assume you're here to help with Master Joseph's rehab.
Barbara: Yeah, heard he finally got over that flu.
Alfred: Indeed. As he is still recovering from his injuries, his immune system was not adequately strong enough to fend off disease. Let's just say we had a few moments where it was touch-and-go.
Barbara: Well, let's get him back on track.
Alfred: He might not be in the right mental state.
Barbara: Don't tell me he's having a mood swing....
Alfred: More like feeling "blue". You'll see why when you get up there.
Barbara nods and heads upstairs. She enters Joseph's room. Her eyes suddenly become sad
We see Joseph, still in his P
Ronin: Alpha Male, Part IIWe begin with a recap, as Ronin narrates, we see images to reflect the recapRonin: Alpha Male, Part II1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Ronin: *narrating* A couple nights a go, I ran into a couple of college jocks buying designer roids. When one of them took the drug, it had a reaction I never saw before. Tests showed that some of the components is made by a supplement and fitness country run by Jacob Hercule; who I met at his gym. He offered to make me stronger...and after I ran into that creature last night....
We come into the present, Joseph and Hercule enter Hercule's office
Ronin: *narrating* I need to be stronger.
Hercule: I cannot deny it's been difficult getting to this point, science brings out the mindful and those seeking an opportunity
Joseph looks at the office. It's part executive suite, part high class gym, part lab.
Hercule: First things first, we need to analyze you.
He takes out a syringe
Hercule: You don't mind needles do you?
Hercule takes a sample of Joseph's blood.
Hercule: Now, just the vital statistics. Hei
Ronin: Alpha Male, Part IIIHercule is in his lab, his head is in his hands. Around him are a series of new notes he has made based on the revelation that Joseph Kane is Ronin. He's done figures based on the meta-gene, the part of Joseph's blood which gives him extra potential. He is shaking like a leaf...Ronin: Alpha Male, Part III1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Hercule: ...I can't go on....this has to stop
Then he hears a laugh, he jumps and looks around then he sees his reflection in a mirror but it's not him, it's the creature he becomes.
Beast: Don't be scared Jacob, this is good news
Jacob: Good news...yes...but its a violation of trust
Beast: Oh heaven forbid, if anything he would thank you...you've made him stronger, and in turn you've helped improve his ability to clean up these streets...and gotten Walters out of the way
Jacob: ..But what if I fail...if I mess up, I could kill him...Joseph...and then Batman and his entire clan would hunt me down...I'd go to Arkham, or worse!
Beast: And what we have faced before isn't hell?
Jacob shudders, the memories flow. A
Ronin: Alpha Male, Part IIt's night in Gotham, not normally the time for student-athletes from Gotham U to be wandering around. But down on the ground, not far from campus, walk two football players.Ronin: Alpha Male, Part I1 year ago in General Fiction More Like This
Andy: I don't know if this is a good idea, man....
Tom: Hey, Coach told us to bulk up or we're off the team. We've been downing shakes and lifting weights and nothing's come of it. We need an edge; and I heard this guy has it.
Andy: But steroids...that will....
Tom: Hey, the guy said there's no ball shrinking with this.
They approach a burly guy, waiting at the end of an alley.
Tom: You're Bob?
Bob: Yeah, you are the two looking to become animals on the gridiron?
Bob: Well I got something. *holds up a vial* With this special "treatment", you'll be an animal on the field, and later in the sheets when your girlfriends want to have fun time with the champs. *puts it down* 200 bucks, each, and you get the entire treatment.
Ronin: *off panel* I wouldn't do it, kids.
They all look up to see Ronin looking d
Minecraft: The ProtectorsMost of the ideas in this story are from Gameaddict1234. I just wrote it. Enjoy!Minecraft: The Protectors2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Two boys around the age of 12 were wandering around a huge forest that was filled with dense trees. A cool breeze going by reminded one of them to find the other.
"C'mon, Adam!" One of the two yelled, and after a moment they heard the other's call,
"Where are you, T?" Adam called, looking around for his friend.
"Over here!" T yelled, "Also, stop calling me that!"
"Fiiinnee!" He had moaned,
When the two met up, Adam had mocked him from before, "Taylor."
"Good." Taylor had remarked.
After an unimportant fight, they had stumbled on some tree roots, which didn't surprise them. The ground below them did not cushion their fall.
"Owww..." They both said in unison.
"We have to be more careful," Taylor said, "Especially you."
"Me? Me! What about you?!" Adam shouted, but after a while he calmed down.
KH - Searching for You Part 1KH - Searching for You Part 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sea gulls were flying with the gentle breeze that made the fluffy, white clouds formed shapes and blowing the surface of the deep-blue water of the sea that surrounds Destiny Island. The leaves of coconut and palm trees moved where the winds dictate them to move. The sandy, golden beach was decorated with seashells, seaweed and walking crustacean who were out looking from their midday meal.
Walking down the beach, hand in hand, was a boy and a girl. The boy has brown, spiky hair and sky-blue eyes while the girl has auburn, long hair and sea-blue eyes. The girl was resting her head on the boy's shoulder as they admired the sun.
'I'm glad that you're here to enjoy the view of the sun with me today, Sora.' The girl said, squeezing Sora's hand tightly.
'Yeah', Sora said. 'I suppose to meet with Riku today but he said he got something urgent to do with King Mickey so I thought of hanging out with you.'
Kairi smiled mischievously. 'So you
Random Scenes at Wayne Manor 1I.Random Scenes at Wayne Manor 13 years ago in Sketches More Like This
Bruce and his lady friend du jour are having sex in Bruce's bedroom and are being somewhat noisy. We cut to the various bedrooms of the other residents of Wayne Manor and their reactions.
Alfred's room. He is simply drinking tea and reading a book by Sarte
Joseph's room. He's typing something
Joseph: (to himself) Ignore it, just ignore it. Finish this assignment, ignore the fact he's getting it on and you still have your goddamn V-Card. Breathe Kane, Breathe.
Sam's room. Barkley is hiding under the desk and Sam has stuck his head between his pillows.
Sam: I just want to sleep!
Damian's room. He's throwing things at the wall.
Damian: FATHER, YOU AND YOUR WHORE SHUT UP AND QUIT HAVING INTERCOURSE AT ONCE! I AM TRYING TO SLEEP!
Damian is training Sam and is mocking him
Damian: Come on, that felt like a breeze to me.
Sam tries to punch again
Damian: That's all you got, pathetic?
Sam attacks again but Damian pushes him to the ground.
MinecraftKingdomsAU Chapter ThreeMinecraftKingdomsAU Chapter Three10 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Minecraft Kingdoms AU
6 AM and the sun was just peeking out from the horizon. Those who had work were slowly getting up, while those who were lucky continued to sleep until later. Guards yawned while taking their shift, and a slightly cool breeze swept pass the buildings. The Kingdom of Minecraftia was slowly waking up from the peaceful night before, unprepared for the chaos that was about to go down.
It wasn't long after the hour when three outsiders on horses with The Melon Kingdom's armor galloped passed the Kingdom’s entrance. With permission, the outsiders raced towards the kingdom, citizens peaking out of their windows to see what the noise was. On the horses were three men, two assisting the third. One was a Melon Army General and the other was one of the Sky Army's guards. On the third horse was Rotten.
Riding past the fountain and over the bridge, the three came to a stop at the front of the castle. Jumping off the black horse, Rotten
KH - Searching for You Part 8Just outside Dunbroch Castle, tents and stalls were already set up at the green fields just behind the castle and leading to the forest. All four clans were mingled together, eating and drinking, mingling together and exchanging tales of adventures and myths. Every time Kairi, Donald and Goofy passed by, they heard talks of some legendary creatures or fairy-tales.KH - Searching for You Part 81 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
‘Every time we go fishing on the lake’, one would say. ‘We felt strong ripples shaking the boat and a subtle growl can be heard through the waters. We even saw a long tail disappeared into the depths!’
‘Have you heard of faeries who loves to popped out at night? You can literally hear them singing and dancing.’
‘A giant serpent hiding in one of the ditches? That’s crazy talk!’
‘Gosh’, Goofy looked scared. ‘I wonder if all that are true?’
‘Don’t believe a single word you hear, Goofy.’ Donald scoffed.
‘And this is from someone
KH - Searching for You Part 3'It is all yours darlings', a plump lady said to Alice and Kairi. 'My kitchen and recipes are all at your disposals.'KH - Searching for You Part 33 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
'Thank you, Duchess.' Alice said politely. 'We will repay you back for your generosity.'
The Duchess waved her hand dismissively. 'That's all right dearie. I know how hard it is to please the queen these days. Turning into a grump. Won't you stay for dinner?'
'Thank you for inviting us but I'm afraid we must be on our way to the court', Alice said with a straight face. 'Maybe another time.'
'Perhaps', the Duchess sighed. 'It's a pity but I am serving mock turtle soup today.' With another sigh, the Duchess slipped out of the kitchen.
Kairi raised an eyebrow at Alice. 'It seems your friend likes trying out unique cuisines.'
'Like is too mild a word, Kairi.' Alice sighed. 'I hope she didn't turn my friend the mock turtle into soup.'
Kairi looked around the kitchen. 'When you said her kitchen was big, you didn't mean that big. Why does she need it if she is the only person
Young Justice: Ronin Chapter 3YEARS AGOYoung Justice: Ronin Chapter 32 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Joey's parents were talking to the doctors that seemed to be on speed dial over this latest turn in their son's health. As they did so, Dick poked his head into his friend's room. It was filled with gadgets, books, computers and all the things a boy genius needs. But it lacked other things he needed: toys, games, light, air. Joey was sleeping in a comfortable bed, but he was plugged into numerous machines. Two IVs, one blood the other medicine, were inserted into his tiny veins.
A strong hand gripped Dick's shoulder, "Come away from there, Mr. Grayson." Joey's hulking bodyguard softly guided Dick away from the room and silently shut the door. A short time later, Dick and Lt. Brighton were sitting off the kitchen with a snack for the boy.
"What do you think is going up there?" asked Dick.
"Well, what normally happens. The doctors will point out that Joey needs fresh air, physical activity, a LONG break from studying such as a vacation. His folks will ignore them, ignore my off
KH - Searching for You Part 7In the dark world of space, the Gummi ship navigates itself though stars and asteroids with such refinement and speed. Inside the ship was Kairi who was taking over the steering as Donald and Goofy slept, tired from the adventures in Agrabah. Kairi stifled a yawn as she avoided an asteroid. Seeing Sora alive and unharmed in Genie’s crystal ball gave her hope. Then she giggled; her last wish will surely be enough to save Sora from his fate.KH - Searching for You Part 72 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Just as she was thinking of such thoughts, the system started beeping and lighting red; startling Kairi from her daydream. The door behind her slide opened as the sleepy Donald and Goofy stepped into the cockpit.
Donald rubbed the sands out of his eyes as he asked, ‘What’s going on?’
‘Is it time for breakfast? A-hyuk!’ Goofy murmured dreamily, hugging his toy cat.
‘We got a new world on the screen.’ Kairi replied as she studied the screen.
Donald, fully awakened, joined Kairi as he looked at the screen.
Teen Titans: No Such Thing As A Normal TeenJoseph Kane awoke one morning in Wayne Manor only to find that only that he was NOT a cockroach (like he was in a very Kafka-esque nightmare the previous evening); but that the place was trashed. Food dishes were piled high, clothes were tossed on furniture, and there was the overripe smell of sweat and hormones. He sighed as he, still in pajamas and bathrobe, helped Alfred Pennyworth clean.Teen Titans: No Such Thing As A Normal Teen2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Teenagers", Joseph swore under his breath.
"Aren't you 19, Master Joseph?" reminded Alfred.
"I'm also a doctor, a Waynetech Executive, and Sam's guardian. Besides, with all that training I did for my now ended superhero career, I didn't really have time to be one." Joseph gingerly picked up one of Bart Allen's shirts. "Does the kid have no concept of laundry? Or does that not exist in the future?"
"I hate to belabor the point, Master Joseph; but you are still young. And you are working towards assuming that career again. You have had a lot on your shoulders since you were young--"
"Not always by m
KH - Searching for You Part 2 'This should do it', Yensid, the wizard of the Mysterious tower and King Mickey's former mentor, said as he gestured on a magical runes in his studies. 'This spell will protect the castle from any unwelcome guests or intruders.'KH - Searching for You Part 24 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Kairi, who was sitting on an armchair, sipping her tea and amusing herself as Donald Duck and Goofy were fighting for the last slice of cake, said doubtfully, 'That simple?'
The wizened wizard nodded his head as he turned back to his guests. Smiling at the fighting Donald and Goofy, he gestured and another slice of cake appeared out of nowhere: to the delight of Donald.
'Rest assured', Yensid continued. 'I will remain here to do whatever power I have to help you in your quest and protect Disney Castle from the Horned King. But I doubt he will be interested in attacking a castle that only contain sleeping residents.'
Kairi nodded, slightly at ease. After making sure that Riku, King Mickey and everybody in Disney Castle w
Young Justice: Ronin Chapter 1GOTHAM CITYYoung Justice: Ronin Chapter 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
BEFORE THE TEAM
Dick Grayson ran into Wayne Manor, tossing his school bag onto an antique chair as he ran to the kitchen to grab a quick snack before heading to train in the Batcave. To his surprise, Bruce Wayne was in the kitchen and not at work. Normally, Dick's guardian would still be at work (at WayneTech or in the Batcave), not home, not in the kitchen.
"Hey, Bruce; why are you home so early?"
Bruce sighed, "Dick, I have some sad news."
Dick was stunned, "Is someone we know...."
"No, but it's someone you know well though. I'm certain you remember Joey Kane...."
"How is that crazy genius?" Dick met Joey, a couple years younger than him, when Dick was still in Haly's Circus. He remembered that day, the slim sickly kid hiding behind his grandmother, Dick showing him around the circus, Joey and Dick becoming friends. Joey was the first person outside the circus that he knew that sent condolences after Dick's parents were killed. He actually spent a summer or two in Gotham
Nightwing/Robin: Boys' Day OutSam is sitting in his room, sighing. He pets Barkley while doing his homework.Nightwing/Robin: Boys' Day Out2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Sam: *sigh* Wish Joey didn't have to go to Central City to show their police how the new WayneTech forensic lab equipment.
Sam: I know, I know Bruce also sent him to work with the Flash again....
Alfred: (off panel) Man has poor eating etiquette
Sam turns to see Alfred
Sam: Oh, hey Alfred. Just doing the homework you gave me.
Alfred: Indeed, you made a calculative error on question three
Sam: Huh? *looks* OH! *corrects it* Is it dinner yet? Or is something going on?
Alfred: Everything is in order, nothing to worry about
Sam: Is that all?
Alfred: Is something the matter, lad?
Sam: With Joey out of town...I feel like I'm a fifth wheel or something....
Alfred: Well you are a young boy sir
Sam: I can't stand it. Everyone else has something to do...and I don't.
Alfred: I'm assuming you're talking about something more exciting than math?
Alfred: Did Master Damian "train" you today?
Passing Fancy ch.1Passing FancyPassing Fancy ch.14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Note: My first and probably last Mortal Kombat fic, written because I was inspired by the Scorpion and Mileena "I Hate Teddies" level from the challenge tower in MK9. Timeline wise, probably takes place between MK3 and MK4, but all in all I have no idea because Mortal Kombat canon confuses the hell out of me. (And yes I know, Scorpion doesn't have his swords during that time, but he's a major bamf with his MK9 render so I included them here.)
Enjoy, and reviews are love!
Passing Fancy ch.1
Shao Kahn stroked his chin and hummed thoughtfully to himself.
His throne had become his thinking chair for the time being and he sat in a deep, meditative stupor, his fingers drumming against his knee. Across from him, Shang Tsung stood attentively, trying not to squirm.
"I have an issue," the emperor finally said.
Shang Tsung managed a smile. "Yes?"
He had every right to be fearful. With plans to invade Earthrealm in the near future, the emperor was under a fair
SoraXKairi: Disney Town Clouds were gently floating in the blue, heavenly sky of Destiny Island where the only thing that can be heard were sea gulls, the breaking of the waves and the whispers of the wind. As always, the ocean was crystal blue and the water was tranquil. Beach was full of rare seashells and small crustaceans. Smokes that came from chimneys lazily rise upwards towards the sky. The local fishermen casts their nets to catch their dinner while the other residents continue on with their daily chores. Yes, Destiny Island was a peaceful place.SoraXKairi: Disney Town4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Lying on the grassy hill overlooking the beach was a boy and girl. The boy had a brown, spiky hair and sky, blue eyes while the girl has long, auburn hair with sea, blue eyes. Both of them were dreamily staring at the clouds dancing in the sky while holding hands.
'Look over there, Kairi', the boy said. 'That cloud looks like a Heartless. A Heartless slain by me.'
'And that cloud over there', Kairi said, pointin
MinecraftKingdomsAU Chapter One REWRITEMinecraftKingdomsAU Chapter One REWRITE10 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Minecraft Kingdoms AU
Bread Flavored Bread
The Lands of Minecraftia is a long stretch of land surrounded by mountains and water. It is one of three odd realms in existence, the other two being The Nether and The Anti-Nether. The Lands of Minecraftia, which we'll call Minecraft for short, can be split into two halves due to a war. But not just any way: The Sky War. The Sky War is fought between The Sky Army and The Squid Army, each holding claim to half of Minecraft. Within each half, sub-rulers, called kingdoms, existed. The Sky Army protected all the kingdoms on it's side, such as Melon Kingdom, Bacca Forest, and Pumpkin Caverns. Each side also has a capital kingdom. The Sky Army's capital Kingdom was the Kingdom of Minecraftia: The oldest kingdom in all three realms. The Kingdom of Minecraftia was home to thousands of citizens, as well as the Sky Army's leader, King Sky.
For a short history lesson, this war was started not long after Sky became a prince. An
YJ:R: Mind PalaceTHE WATCHTOWERYJ:R: Mind Palace2 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Nightwing, Miss Martian, Superboy, and Batgirl looked through the window of the secured room of medical ward. There, Joseph Kane, the novice teenaged hero known as Ronin, lay in critical condition. His little brother, Sam, only seven years old, sat next to his big brother and held his hand. Machines were helping to keep Joseph alive, he had lapsed into a coma shortly after they brought him to the Watchtower from New York.
"It's amazing he's survived this long, given the damage to his body after the debris from that exploding machine pierced him," said Batgirl.
Nightwing wasn't thinking about that; he was thinking about that night. The night where all the pieces made sense; that his childhood friend had become a hero, inspired by events that Nightwing, when he was Robin, was present for, and that Joseph was feeling bitter that Nightwing thought little of him. The fact that Joseph had found out that Wally West, the first Kid Flash, was alive and trapped in a di