AlterAllow me just this:Alter4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I fell into a deep forest. My femur
put forth roots. I did not say: oh Lord,
take me from here
like Rebekah, this is another
My mouth remained resolutely
closed. The moss
grew over me,
Oh Lord, I am scared.
Mother is reading, brows
at half mast. In the kitchen,
Father organizes sardines
on crackers. Home means
this soft quietude.
Five thousand six hundred
miles away, I am watching a donkey.
It stumbles on three legs; the fourth
is loosely curled, like a child's fist.
There are wild dogs in the fields beyond,
waiting. I am a dog, waiting.
The wind settles down
into the moor. The purple heather
lowers its head, then forgets.
It seems natural, as if the wind
was always there.
My neck bent,
I am lost in this.
Wandering, my hands
abandon their shape.
Because I Love YouYou can't ignore me.Because I Love You4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Well, let's see here - check, check, check. That's about it, I think." I smiled and turned to her. She was studying the paper, her eyes intent on the print. I took the opportunity to let myself stare for a moment. Then she looked up. I looked away.
"Yeah, you're right. I think we're done for today. Want to meet up again tomorrow? There are a few things I'd like to go over tonight, if I can." Her eyes were bright. I could feel my face growing hot, so I smiled at her and quickly agreed.
"Sounds good. Same time and place?" I asked. She nodded. I left.
I let out a heavy sigh out in the hallway. Tomorrow, huh?
You can't do it, so stop trying.
"Anything come to mind?" I asked her, taking my seat. She smiled at me warmly.
"Oh, hey," she greeted me. "You scared me there." My face flushed, I closed my eyes and took a deep breath. "Yeah, I did come up with a few things here and there. Mind if I run it by you?" Her eyes were still intent on me. I nodded.
Book Four: Air - Ch Two , pt 2Book Four: Air - Ch Two , pt 26 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The people of Ba Sing Se were never lacking for things to do in their great city, but a chance to see the Avatar in action was a spectacle that few would pass up. Word spread as the sun rose higher in the sky, and by late morning the Peace Memorial courtyard was bustling with activity and curious onlookers.
Driven by all the extra attention, Sokka limped back and forth between his workstation and the memorial fountain, shouting out orders.
The slight modifications of his initial diagrams had become massive sweeping changes to the statues. No detail was too small to escape his notice, but as he constantly reminded them, the biggest and most spectacular changes were yet to come.
"How does it look, Aang?"
"I think you're right, Sokka," Aang called down from his perch on statue Zuko's shoulder. "His nose isn't this big!" Stone Zuko's head was as tall as the young Avatar and Aang balanced precariously to make the adjustments with a cle
Tokka Week - MoonlightSokka opened and closed his hands, trying to calm his uneasy nerves. Sleeping on Appa, though a familiar experience, always unnerved him. Not because of the wind tossing his hair about, or the weary presence of Aang that had guilted him because of the boy's responsibility at the reins, or even the irregular swooping movements of the bison that occasionally rocked his body against the wall of the saddle. It was Toph that kept him awake, that made him feel pins and needles up and down his arms. Even asleep, she looked so distraught while flying, that he couldn't help but feel the same way. Her eyes were squeezed tightly shut as if her life depended on it. He couldn't tell if she was asleep or not, but her taut muscles suggested that she was not. He shut his eyes and reopened them. The whole night sky was a bleary smudge of black and white. The only thing that remained steady was the moon. It hovered overhead, bright and relentless, and, in Sokka's eyes, lovelier than ever. He looked backTokka Week - Moonlight5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Character Development GuideCHARACTER QUESTIONAIRECharacter Development Guide5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Physical Condition (Fit, unfit, or something in between?):
Hair Color and Style:
Physical Imperfections/Would Like Most to Change:
Years of Schooling:
Major and Minor Studies in College:
Grades Achieved in School:
Special Occupational Training:
Skills, Abilities and Talents:
General Personality Type:
Method of Handling Anger Or Rage (Repress, throw things, etc.):
Tokka Week: WeatherTokka Week: WeatherTokka Week: Weather7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Toph and Sokka walked along, both carrying their packs with ease. Aang, Katara, Appa and Momo were nowhere to be seen. A casual observer might have wondered why, but the two walkers knew it was because those two had gone off to oversee some peace treaty between the new Fire Lord Zuko and the recently found Earth King. Toph and Sokka didnt really care for such events, so they said theyd walk to their next rendezvous, a village near Omashu.
So they had been walking for a few days now. The weather had been warm and sunny, and the forests near the mountains they loosely followed were filled with plenty of firewood and animals to hunt, so they were actually enjoying themselves on this little voyage. And since it was the first time theyd really been alone together since that occasion she had been wanted for being the Runaway, they also talked a lot and strengthened their friendship.
What they didnt realise, each night as they went to sleep by the d
Tokka 2: ObliviousCan you believe it?!Tokka 2: Oblivious6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
What are you grumbling about, Sokka? Zuko asked as he leaned against a wall.
That! he gestured wildly at his sister and Aang as they trained near one of the Western Air Temples fountains. Cant she see that!
Frankly, I dont see that either. Toph drawled from her perch on one of the temples fallen stone pillars. Unchastened, Sokka paced in front of her as he explained.
How much Aang likes her! Look at him- hes blushing like crazy every time she comes close! His back to her, Sokka missed the sudden flare of pink in her cheeks. However, Zuko didnt. He frowned.
Wow, Sokka. Brilliant observation.
Hey, Im serious! Somewhat hurt at her tone, he began ticking off events. When we first met, he couldnt keep his eyes off her! And he was always making these gifts for her!
Like this one? She held up th
Not Worth It, Chapter 2Not Worth It, Chapter 24 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
He hit the water hard enough to break bones, he probably died on impact; yet you still tear off your shoes faster than you ever have before and take a running dive off the cliff after him.
You inhale, forcing oxygen into your air sacks and holding it there as you make your swift decent; the tide rises up to meet you. Icy water embraces you like a forgotten lover and you exhale a bit before you can stop yourself. It's dark, and the salt burns your eyes yet you gather your bearings and scan the watery tomb for your friend. A blurry outline of orange horns catches your peripheral vision and you swim as hard as you can to catch him before he sinks even lower into the ebony depths.
Your fingertips brush his hair and you grab a hand full of it, wrenching him upwards by his untamable locks as you struggle to get a better grasp on him. Your chest is starting to burn, stale air sitting in your breathing bags like lead. You expel a tiny bit more and watch the bubbles rapidly f
Tokka Week 4 Day 4 - BoomerangIt was excrutiatingly hot, and Toph was outside in the midday sun. She swatted at a mosquito on her arm, a welt already growing from its bite. She frowned, feeling the sudden urge to scratch a suddenly appearing itch on her back- another bite, no doubt. The sensation overwhelmingly strong, she grabbed the nearest thing that would suffice as a back scratcher, which just so happened to be Sokka's boomerang.Tokka Week 4 Day 4 - Boomerang5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Okay, I've got the lemona- ... Toooph!" Sokka whined when he noticed Toph's improper use of his trusty boomerang.
"What's the problem, Snoozles?" Toph frowned, as she continued to scratch. Sokka sat the lemonade down and rushed over to his boomerang's rescue. He attempted to retrieve it from Toph, but she just pushed him away.
"Toph, give me back Boomerang!" Sokka begged, his eyes pleading. Toph laughed.
"Puppy faces don't work on me, Snoozles," she declared.
"Then what does?" Sokka asked hopefully.
"Nothing, I'm the Blind Bandit!" Toph beamed.
For a moment, Sokka sat and contemplate
Book Four: Air - Chapter SevenBook Four: Air - Chapter Seven5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Suki put another log on the campfire and checked the bubbling pot of rice porridge. She added a few berries to sweeten the meal and tried to think of something to say to her sullen companion.
"When I was a little girl, my mother used to make jook for me when I was feeling bad."
Toph flicked a stone and sent it bouncing off into the forest, startling Hawky from his perch. "I've only had jook at funerals."
Suki frowned and spooned some of the porridge into a bowl to let it cool. The two of them had been dancing around a conversation they both knew was coming but Suki was in no hurry to get down to it.
"Well, I guess I'll go check up on him." Suki rose to her feet but Toph stopped her.
"I'll do it." Toph took the bowl and held out her hand for the spoon. "You've already done enough."
Suki relinquished the spoon and sat back down, feeling strange and empty inside. It might have made more sense for the one of them
A1S: Tokka Week: Invisible25. InvisibleA1S: Tokka Week: Invisible5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Yeah, yeah, I'm blind, whoop-de-doo.
Shut up about it already.
I can't complain, I guess; it was my idea to attend public school instead of endure another year of my mother's awful home schooling. But who knew it would be so hard? Oh, not the schoolwork, I've got that down already. I mean the the just complete crap that happens to be the social life of the students here. I'm worse than the Special Ed kids, and hardly anybody talks to them. I guess I could be considered a Spec Ed kid, but I can earthbend, for crying out loud. That should count for something, shouldn't it?
It's Day Twenty-Eight of Hell. Lunchtime. Smells like breaded mystery meat steak for lunch today. Thank goodness I pack my own lunch. At least at home I know where the mystery meat comes from. I make my way towards my table and sit on the edge of the last seat, ready to bolt down my food and go to the gym for some earthbending practice. Master Yu could use some toning down; he still doe
Book Four: Air - Chapter SixBook Four: Air - Chapter Six5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Aang, slow down, I don't understand what's going on."
Katara rushed after him as he boarded Jee's ship and headed to the shared sleeping quarters to gather their things. Momo flew around the room, gathering bits of rope and dead bugs and anything else he could get his little hands on, mimicking Aang's packing job.
"I told you, after you left I ran into Jun and then got caught up in this whole crazy mess."
"With a pirate." It wasn't a question, and Aang didn't have to turn around to know that Katara's arms were crossed in disapproval.
"Yeah, but that's not the point." He spun on his heel to face her. "And he wasn't bad like those other pirates we met. He was different."
Aang threw up his arms. "I dunno, there was just something about him. Something familiar. Familiar but different. Does that make sense?"
"And then we sort of infiltrated a Fire Navy base."
Katara put a hand to her forehead and pulled it away, emphatically. "I don't know what yo
The Sound of Stars - TFU PnF"Sokka?"The Sound of Stars - TFU PnF5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"If I asked you something, would you promise not to laugh at me?"
Sokka looked at Toph across the fire. She was holding her knees close to her chest and looking like she was lost in thought. "Sure, Toph. You know I would never laugh at you." She shot him an accusatory glance. "I would laugh with you, not at you. They're two different things."
She shrugged. "Whatever. Just forget it."
"No, I'm not going to forget it." He stood up and walked across the campsite to sit beside her. "You can ask me anything." He put his arm around her small shoulders, as if to add emphasis to his words.
Toph bit her bottom lip. "Well," she began, then stopped to take a deep breath. "I just wanted to know...what do the stars look like?"
Her voice trailed off to almost inaudible level, so Sokka wasn't quite sure he'd heard right. "You want t
A1S: TFU Contest: Dream14. Dream OneA1S: TFU Contest: Dream5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
This couldn't be happening. Not here. Not now. Not ever. But it was.
Sure, she'd dreamed about it, but she never could have possibly imagined
"Do you understand now?" Sokka asked, pulling back from her and breathing a little heavier than normal. Toph's breath was completely stalled in her lungs. She nodded slowly.
"Did that just happen?" she asked herself, giving herself a good pinch and jumping when it hurt.
"Depends. What do you think happened?" Sokka asked, panicking. If he was wrong about this, there were going to be major injuries inflicted upon himself. She didn't seem mad, though. Just thoughtful.
"I'm not sure," Toph answered honestly. "I think I blacked out for a second."
"That's not good," Sokka frowned. He leaned into her again and kissed her, more gently than he had before. Toph's brain completely fried in that moment. Surely she was dreaming. She had to be. Why else would Sokka be kissing her-not once, but twice?
"Am I asleep?" she murmured when sh
Knowing: TokkaKnowingKnowing: Tokka6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
In life, there were a lot of things Sokka knew, and even more things he didn't know.
He knew he had been dancing with Toph at Zuko's party.
He didn't know what piece of furniture had caused them to trip. He didn't know how they had come to be on the floor with Toph leaning against the wall. He certainly didn't know how his face had ended up mere inches from hers.
And looking back, he didn't know why he'd said it.
He knew it wasn't a lie, but it was unlike anything he'd ever said to her before. Maybe it was the plum wine, maybe it was the music humming in the background, maybe it was the imminent marriage of the Fire Lord.
He did know for sure that it needed to be said.
"Y'know Toph," Sokka said, "you're really pretty."
He knew he was going to be earthbended across town or find himself suddenly buried up to his chest. So he was more than a little surprised when she did the most un-Toph-like thing he'd ever seen her do.
Not Worth It, Chapter 3Not Worth It, Chapter 33 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
It hurts to breathe. It feels like your insides have been scorched and your muscles scream in agony with each ragged breath you take. You're confused; you remember the fall, the pain of your back hitting the water and the unexpected feeling of icy liquid filling your oxygen bags. You remember the sharp panic that lanced its way through your chest as your mind screamed regret. You remember flailing around but only sinking as creeping darkness invaded your vision. Then you remember dying.
Your dream bubble wasn't what you thought it would be. You weren't in your hive like you should have been, nor were you among friends. You remember darkness, and the blood. The corpses of your slaughtered comrades on morbid display as you relived your worst moments. Then the voices were there. Only they possessed their own bodies, formed of an inky Cimmerian shade that reeked malice and rancor. And there was no escape from them.
Then like a bad dream it ended and you were pulled from the embrace of deat
Peafowl Frie. Breeding ChartCommon:Peafowl Frie. Breeding Chart2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Silver Pied [Starter]
Cremello [Palomino + Chestnut]
Perlinos [Palomino + Bay]
Seal Brown [Starter]
Buford Bronze [Starter]
Emerald Spalding [Green + Blue or Blue Hybrid]
Taupe [Cameo + Peach]
Violete [Purple + Midnight]
Red [Bay + Purple]
Midnight [Blue + Charcoal M]
Jade Spalding [Green + Blue or Blue Hybrid]
Pink [Red + White or Red + Silver Pied]
Steely Blue [Silver + Blue]
Gunmetal [Steely Blue + Charcoal M]
Orange [Gold + Red or Palomino + Red]
Gold [Palomino + Silver]
Silver [Rare mutation of Grey]
Pearl [Silver + White]
Ivory [Palomino + Pearl], [Cremello + Pearl], or [Perlino + Pearl]
Licorice [Seal brown/Buckskin + Cameo], [Seal brown/Cameo + Buckskin], [Buckskin/Cameo + Seal brown]
Airship of Looooove- Part 2Airship of Looooove- Part 25 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
CONTINUED FROM PART 1...
IV- If Only He Saw
Toph hated the song now broadcasting over the message pipes so much, that when Zuko marched in to the little dojo-room whistling that rather silly 'Little Temptress' song from earlier, it was almost a relief. Granted, the Fire Lord's whistling definitely needed some practice, but his choice at least couldn't possibly apply to Toph (although imaginging the ways it could was a fun if discomforting exercise). The twelve-year-old Earthbender was just positively sick of hearing a Kyoshi Warrior with a mournful voice lament the man whose gaze never turned to her, because it was ever drawn to a horizon that she could never compete with, giving the singer cause to wonder if the man even knew she was alive. It didn't completely apply to Toph, and the Kyoshi girl likely wasn't actually singing from the heart, but the lyrics were still driving Toph up a wall.
As rare as a good mood was for Zuko, especially since they met up again aboard The Wh
Maikka Week + SukiMatchmaking - SukiMaikka Week + Suki5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Peace had been established throughout the world with coming of Avatar Aang and the rise of Fire Lord Zuko. The century-long war was over, and at last the Water Tribes and Earth Kingdom could rebuild in safety and peace. The new Fire Nation had pledged to help, but its people and rulers still had plenty of time to enjoy the new era.
Case in point, Zuko had announced his engagement to Suki of Kyoshi Island, and the happy couple was hosting a citywide celebration in the Fire Nation's capital, open to nobles and commoners alike. In the courtyard of their palace, Zuko and Suki looked out at the dancing revelers.
Zuko's eyes, however, kept sliding to his fiancé. "You look perfect."
Suki, resplendent in bright red robes, smiled and focused her attention on him. "Do I?"
"Absolutely. It's like you were born for the Fire Nation. Red, and being at my side, suits you so well."
Suki raised her eyebrows and laughed. "Very smooth, Zuko. Your uncle wrote that for you, di
Dreaming: TokkaSokka cracked open his eyes and wondered what had woken him. It was the middle of the night, and he was usually such a heavy sleeper. He couldn't see much in the dim light of his bedroom.Dreaming: Tokka5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
But he could feel something.
Someone was in his room.
Sitting next to him.
On his bed.
He felt hands on his ribs, caressing his skin."Good morning, Sokka."
He turned to the familiar voice. "Toph?" He could make out her shape as his vision became accustomed to the darkness. She was wearing nothing but a shirt that barely covered her thighs. He forced himself to look at her face. "Are you okay?"
Toph shrugged. "I couldn't sleep." She licked her lips, and Sokka's heart stopped.
"Um " Sokka tried to think of something to say, but his brain kept thinking about the pair of thighs that were so close to his own. He propped himself up on his elbows. "I could...maybe...make you some tea?
++Unhappy Ending++It was 1918 and I was dying. The influenza epidemic was raging, but I still had so much I wanted to do. The hardest part about dying at such a young age - for I was only seventeen - was coming to terms with the fact that I would not be able to fulfil those goals. I was young and in my prime. I could not die yet! I realize now that though I was afraid, the hardest part about dying was dealing with the struggles I had inside.++Unhappy Ending++7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
I remember it clearly, as if it was only yesterday. My name was Edward Anthony Masen. I was, as I said before, seventeen years olf. My father had already passed away, courtesy of the Spanish influenza. My mother was also ill, she in worse condition than I. I knew I couldn't last long. I was grateful to the doctor, Carlisle Cullen, for staying by my side.
But even with his company, I could not be swayed from my inner turmoil; my battle with regret. I had not done anything to deserve this! I wanted to be a musician. I wanted to fall in love. I wanted to be married, ha
Tokka 4: Sneak AttackHe still didnt understand how it had happened.Tokka 4: Sneak Attack6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He stared at her as she rested, the grief- stricken lines of her face relaxing in sleep, her tiny body cushioned by a thick blanket. His mouth twitched into a small smile- sixteen years old, and she wasnt much taller than shed been at twelve.
How the years had flown as theyd fought side by side, back to back, routing out pockets of rebellion throughout the Fire Nation. Shed come to his rescue when he had left to find his sword and boomerang. Shed kept the others away when Suki had returned to Kyoshi Island- and a life that didnt include him. Hed stood beside her in that final nasty confrontation with her parents.
Ah, if only theyd known then
He brushed a stray lock of hair away from her tearstained face- it had grown out so much. Leaning against the wide trunk of the tree behind him, he pulled his eyes away from the firelight dancing over her features and stared up at the night sk
It's Always Night. TOKKA FICIt's Always NightIt's Always Night. TOKKA FIC6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Tell me how the sun is falling
While you talk, Ill think
How beautiful you are, Im lucky to be
The half of a fairytale at dusk
That Im watching while hearing you
Because my eyes are your voice
Sokka it is getting late I looked at Toph, who was waiting for me above a boulder where I was training. She seemed tired, but she had been sitting there for several hours nevertheless. This was her first complaint.
Hey tell me, I said, wiping away the sweat on my forehead, how do you know that its late? I know youve been sitting there for a while, but I dont know how you can figure out what time it is.
It feels warmer, and the air is rarefied. I can feel the sun in my face and not on my head. And I can feel the cold nights breeze on my back. She was swinging her legs and dangling them over the rock. Her little toes were all dirty and cove