A Gorgon's Journal - Part 1Day 1, Month 1, Year 1A Gorgon's Journal - Part 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I woke up today on a stone slab in the middle of a dark temple. I have no recollection of who I am or what I'm doing here. I don't feel it is amnesia, as I don't feel like I'm forgetting anything. It's weird...I have knowledge of this world despite having no memory of anything else. I know what the animals are called, what a tree is, what a plant is...I know how to talk, read, and write, and yet it's as if I suddenly dropped out of the sky and into this temple just a few hours ago.
I also have snakes for hair. It's not as bothersome as one would think, having live creatures living on your head. For the most part, they are not very active. They behave much like normal hair would, blowing in the breeze, simply sitting there without making any noise. However, they do seem to perk up a bit when I'm hungry. I'm guessing we share the same stomach.
As for the events that h
A Gorgon's Journal - Part 4Day 10, Month 1, Year 1A Gorgon's Journal - Part 44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Just as I've been fearing for days, the first warrior came today to avenge his friends. I was eating lunch when I heard him calling me out from the main entrance. He gave a long-winded speech about how he would "show me the light of justice" and other lines that I'm sure he thought would fill me with fear. Instead they just made me want to get rid of him sooner. When he was done, I gave him my own speech: I told him my side of the story. I told him I didn't want to cause anyone harm, that I just wanted to be left alone. I begged for him to leave if he valued his own life.
He just laughed. "A trick", he called it. He was "too strong" to be fooled by such "meager words". I spilled my heart out and he just laughed in my face. So, I showed him how strong he really was. He had stood there in the door, eyes wide open, just begging for me
A Gorgon's Journal - Part 5Day 15, Month 1, Year 1A Gorgon's Journal - Part 54 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I start my third week today in here today. I keep telling myself each day that maybe tomorrow, I'll go and find some answers about who I am or why I'm here, but I don't even know where to begin to search. However, I am quite certain someone has a plan for me: this temple conveniently appearing at the same time I did, this journal left for me, the lyre, all signs that someone is looking out for me. But why would someone create all of this for a single gorgon? If that person has the ability to create life and buildings and objects out of nothing, what purpose could I possibly serve them that they could not do themselves? There has to be more to my life than what I've already been doing, this can't be all there is to it.
Two more warriors arrived today: one male, one female. Both were very similar to the last one to arrive: arrogant, cocky, and easy to petrify. &
A Gorgon's Journal - Part 2Day 3, Month 1, Year 1A Gorgon's Journal - Part 24 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The only goal for today was to find a way to easily move heavy statues around the temple. While I could carry them, it would be slow and painful. Plus, the odds of me breaking and shattering one would be too high. I spent the first part of the day searching the temple for rope but to no avail. In the end, I ended up using some of the largest vines I could find from the pillars at the front of the temple to construct a sort of harness. Using it, I can tie several vines around the statues to secure them and then slip my arms through two other straps. This allows me to use my entire body to carry them on my back.
Still, it would have been very hard work had my hair not decided to help. As I put the first statue into the harness and began to carry it, the snakes suddenly wrapped themselves around the statue as well. The difference was amazing: my hair is apparently almo
A Gorgon's Journal - Part 3Day 7, Month 1, Year 1A Gorgon's Journal - Part 34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Today was my second encounter with humans. It did not go well.
The rain of the past few days had left and now there was plentiful sunshine. I decided I would quickly go outside today and look at the grounds surrounding the temple. I had my hesitations from the days before but I realize now that such unfortunate events will always occur with me. There's nothing stopping a stray animal from walking in the front door or landing on the roof while I'm practicing my lyre. I'm going to have to live with it.
However, my plans were cut incredibly short. As I rounded the corner to step outside, my eyes met the eyes of a young male warrior making his way towards the temple. He screamed at the top of his lungs as his body turned cold and gray. I slowly approached the new statue and was only halfway to him when I heard the sound of his comrades coming through the brush. I turned and ran for safety. I was not quick enough - they saw the back of my head as I sprinted inside.
HeritageHeritage10 years ago in Fantasy More Like This
"I hear and do strange things in sleep, and awake with a kind of exultation instead of terror." - HP Lovecraft, Shadow Over Innsmouth
A slender blonde teenager shambled through the cooridors among the bands of lively high school students, all dressed in matching purple and white uniforms. Among them, she seemed almost a zombie, devoid of anything but the most basic animation.
She wasn't in a mood to be listening to the teacher or the guide as they explained the various displays and artifacts they were passing. There would be a test later, or an essay assignment, or something like that, and she would be getting something less than her usual A, but that didn't bother her right now.
She was listening to the whispers of her peers, intermixed with the whispers came out of her own mind, a whirlwind of sounds, rising and falling, the beat of the crowd's heart.
The beating whispe
SASUNARU CHAP 8CHAPTER 8SASUNARU CHAP 88 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The next day Naruto woke up and Sasuke wasnt in bed with him. He heard rustling in the kitchen and got out of bed and walked into the kitchen. He saw Sasuke sitting at the table eating a jam sandwich with milk. Naruto walked over to him.
I see your up. Sasuke said as he took a bite out of his sandwich.
Sasuke, what happened last night, I-
No. I dont want to hear about Naruto. Lets just focus on today, alright.
Right. Naruto lowered his head.
Sasuke looked at Naruto and went to make him some ramen. Vegetables, or no? Sasuke asked.
Naruto looked up at Sasuke and walked over to where he was. He grabbed the one without vegetables. This one. He handed it to Sasuke.
Okay Sasuke put water in it and put it in the microwave.
Later that day they went over to Kakashis house. This time they knocked on the door instead of bursting through the door. Sakura opened the door wearing her
Deidara's Story Ch.3Chapter 3: "...Tobi is a good boy!"Deidara's Story Ch.38 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The warning bell rang and Deidara made his way to class. Not that anybody else was, since they didn't care if they were late, but Deidara wanted to get a seat in the back of the class or something where he couldn't be easily noticed...
Deidara slumped upon a chair at a desk that was in the back corner of the room, he had his bag on still, preferring that to having a cheap, plastic chair hurting his back for the rest of the day.
He corssed his arms on the table and rested his head on them, closing his eyes and started to daydream.
A smile crept up on his face as he imagined himself high in the sky, the feeling of being free... Blowing up this damned school to smitherines.
All that again was interrupted as the rest of the class came in, already as loud as hell, and almost as chaotic as last year's class...already.
His eyes opened, examining the class. His attention was caught by a screaming bimbo girl, who was pointing in disgust at a
SasuNaru Chapter 4SasuNaru Chapter 4SasuNaru Chapter 48 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
(two months since they started dating, and Naruto's Birthday weekend)
"Uhhh...UHHHH" sasuke says breathing hard and fast. " HARDER" He screams as naruto slams into him.
Naruto shoots straight up in bed breathing heavily, with a shocked expression on his face. 'Man, i've been really horny lately...' Naruto thinks to himself. He has been having these dreams often lately.
"Have a good dream there naruto?" sasuke says standing by the bed packing his suitcase " I heard you moaning in your sleep, and the sheets are a little wet there too."
Naruto looks down and sees that Sasuke is right. Embarresed, he wraps the sheets around him, grabs some clothes, and locks himself in the bathroom.
"No need to be embarresed, dreams about me will do that to you." Sasuke says snickering to himself.
"Who says it was about you?" Naruto responds trying to gain a little pride back.
"You did, when you were screaming my name in your sleep" Sasuke says smashing Naruto's pride d
CnDP - Skeletons and SpidersCnDP - Skeletons and Spiders6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Skeletons and Spiders or How to Guilt Heartless Mercenaries Into Helping for Free
Wade has no idea exactly what happened, or how they got into the situation in the first place. He blames shitty plot devices and his once-again-unreliable memory.
He isnt the right kind of crazy (yet) to have randomly decided Hope needed graphic real-world instruction in the subjects of internal anatomy and dissection by katana (Weasel and random bystanders are another matter, since theyre not young and impressionable). Hes also not the right kind of crazy to have picked a fight with anyone with Hope around (Bullseye might be tempting, but so far Wade has managed to steer clear of those Dark Avenger assholes while Hope-sitting)quite aside from Nate going postal afterward, theres always the slim chance that Wade would be too slow at the wrong time and Hope might be hurt.
All right, if he didnt jump some poor schmuck walking down
SASUNARU CHAP 5CHAPTER 5SASUNARU CHAP 58 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Later that day Sasuke went to out to the market to buy something for Naruto. He though about ramen but he had a lifetime supply of at his house. Sasuke thought and thought. If Naruto was going to be his lover then he would have to know what he liked other then ramen. He sat on the swing outside the Ninja Academy. He swung back and forth gently thinking of what to get Naruto. While he was swinging a frog jumped in front of him a couple of feet away from him. He wondered if Naruto liked frogs. He did remember seeing a frog like money pouch on the kitchen counter.
Sasuke stood up and picked up the frog and smiled. You helped me out a lot. Sasuke set down the frog and went back to the market.
Naruto was fast asleep when he heard a knock at the window. He sat up and crawled over to the window -forgetting he was naked- and opened the window up. Hinata stood there looking at Naruto who was naked and passed out. Naruto quickly
SasuNaru Chapter 3SasuNaru Chapter 3SasuNaru Chapter 38 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
(two weeks later)
Naruto wakes up locked in Sasuke's arms. He turns around so he is facing Sasuke, looking at him sleeping softly. Naruto brings his fingers up to sasuke's face and slightly brushes his cheek. 'He looks so beautiful when he is sleeping...'
"Stop it, that tickles!" sasuke says to naruto half asleep, not opening his eyes. Naruto climbs over him trying to get out of bed, while sasuke groans from naruto's knees diging into his stomach.
"Well, im going to get dressed!" Naruto shouts out playfully. Sasuke's head quickly shoots up, looking directly at naruto standing there in his t-shirt and PJ bottoms."...in the bathroom!" he finishes smiling.
"Stop teasing naruto...." sasuke grumbles as he flips back over trying to get back to sleep. Naruto chucks Sasuke's pants at him. Sasuke a little startled by this, sits up and grabs them.
"You know i have extra bottoms, you dont have to sleep in your boxers." Naruto says as he enters the bathroom and shu
Deidara's Story Ch.1Chapter 1: That damn painful night...Deidara's Story Ch.18 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
He didn't get it...not at all. The 15-year-old Deidara was doing the dishes, still flinching at that pain that shot through his body, on a hot summer night thinking about how much better his life could be...and how much he misses his mother.
Earlier on that night, his father had scoffed up the last of the dinner that his son had made him.
As always, his father was completely hammered from all the drinks he had a bit earlier.
Deidara was ready for what was to come...imagining what things his father was going to say to him tonight...
His father had always insulted Deidara about every tiny thing he did wrong, and blaming him saying that he's that reason his mother is dead.
"Why can't you do it properly for once?! Why can't you do anything right? You can't even make a damn meal properly!" All right...it's started again.
All Deidara could do was stand there and listen to all the most horrible things a parent could ever say to their child. "Well w
X-Men - NemesisX-Men - Nemesis7 years ago in Humor More Like This
Some people are just designed by nature to rub one another the wrong way, to be enemies in spirit if not in action, to be unscratchable itches, unconquerable challenges. Nemesis is the term coined by the Greeks for this, after their goddess of divine retribution.
Logan had thought it a bunch of bullshit until joining Team X.
Theyd been given dossiers to review, when theyd first joined and each time Stryker added a new recruit to the team. Dossiers, unfortunately, neglect to mention that every special gift has its fine print.
Take Logans own case for exampleheightened senses should have come with a warning like household appliances will make you irritable, and the sound of a dog barking in the next county will set your teeth on edge. Wraiths might have been something like for five seconds before and after each jump, everyone will be able to see the results of ye
MLAAS - Ch 7Chapter 7 - Good AdviceMLAAS - Ch 74 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I continued the one sided conversation with the statue across from me in the darkness, telling her all about my life: birthday parties, school, friends, family, and the events that lead me to where I was. I talked about television and my favorite foods and anything I could do to take my mind off of things. I made sure to keep my mind flowing like a river, not giving myself a single second to stop and reflect again. After a few hours, I had run out of things to talk about. As I struggled to come up with another topic, I realized it was becoming hard to keep any sort of thought straight.
I...I...wait, what was I just doing?
Suddenly, I was conscious again. I had apparently dozed off in the middle of my search for a topic. It was then I realized: Sleep is possible, even when you're just a chunk of rock. However, it's unlike most normal sleep. There i
SasuNaru Chapter 5 part 1SASUNARU Chapter 5, part 1SasuNaru Chapter 5 part 18 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Sasuke put Naruto's backpack on backwards, so he could throw naruto on his back. He had put all the stuff he NEEDED into naruto's bag. Then went out to the front desk and left his bag with the lady there.
"I'll be back later to get this." Sasuke said in a hurry.
He ran off before she could even reply. It didn't take him long to get back, and instead of running to the hospital, he ran straight to the Hokage.
She had a stern but scared look on her face, and she immediately took him away to the hospital, as Sasuke followed until she too him into a room he wasn't allowed into. He waited outside for two hours until Hokage Tsunade came out.
"He's going to be ok Sasuke. It's a good thing you brought him here right away, because this could've gotten very serious." Tsunade says strictly.
"What happend?! How sick is he?!"
"He caught a virus, a rare virus. But the real threat was that, when his body is weak like that, the nine tail fox, may..take over his
a chord for every discord.sometimes, i just thinka chord for every discord.6 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
in melodies and every
sad song sounds like you.
Youth Terrorist chapter 1Grimmjow walked down the hallway in bored silence with his hands in his pockets. He stared blankly at the white walls as he passed. They seemed to go on forever. Every wall and room looked the exact same. He sighed, bored. Aizen had called for him. A mission, most likely. Grimmjow grinned, showing his abnormally sharp canines.Youth Terrorist chapter 17 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Hope I get to fight the berry head, Grimmjow spoke to no one in particular. The teal haired Espada pulled his lips together into a tight smile. It faded when he reached the door and saw Tousen waiting for him. The blind man openned the door for Grimmjow. He entered the room while closing the door behind him.
Ah, Good morning, Grimmjow, Aizens voice called out softly. Gin Ichimaru was by his side, as usual. His never ending grin was even more frustrating then Aizen's fake-friendly smile. It made the Sexta Espada want to rip it off his grinning face. He wouldn't be smiling then, huh? I assume you liked your little walk out here?&
X-Men - StillnessX-Men - Stillness6 years ago in Romance More Like This
There was an exact instant when Logan first feared he might be going insane.
It was not, as one might expect, at a time when Wraith was lamely attempting to play a badly tuned guitar, or when North was doing repetitive gun tricks, or when Wade was singing candy jingles.
No, it wasnt even one of the times when Victor was idly carving tabletop masterpieces with his claws, or when Fred was once again insisting he was in love, or when Wade was asking for the millionth time, Are we there yet? just to annoy everyone.
In fact, the moment that Logan felt his sanity slip was almost silent, and that was the most chilling part of all, because until then, hed been sure that Wade only ever shut up when he was asleep (and even then, he sometimes mumbled nonsense).
For a long time after Stryker had paraded Wade Wilson before them, gloating of finding the perfect final member of the team, none of them had actually seen Wade do anything.
SasuNaru Chapter 6SasuNaru 6SasuNaru Chapter 68 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The walk home made Naruto's legs exuasted! His weak leg muscles were in alot of pain, so when they were getting close, Sasuke broke the rules and picked up Naruto when they were about three minutes away from home.
"Wait, no, Sasuke! You can't! She said! My legs!" Naruto said fidgiting.
"Naruto, you look like your in so much pain! Were almost there, just let me carry you a little bit, ok?" Sasuke begs, carrying him bridal style.
"Ok, fine." Naruto caving easily because he was in so much pain.
When they reach the house, Sasuke sets him down on his bed.
"Ouch!..." Naruto winces in pain as he trys to bend his knees up.
"Here, move slowly" Sasuke said holding Naruto's knees, helping him move them up slowly, then back down again.. " Is it your calf muscles, or maybe your thigh?" He says touching Naruto's calf, then moving up to his thigh, " You KNOW how good my massages are dobe, if you need one, just say so"Sasukes says as Naruto smiles.
"We should get you cleaned up thoug
X-Men - GravityX-Men - Gravity6 years ago in Romance More Like This
There was a saying appropriate to the exact instant in which Logans life went from surreal to perfect. He wasnt sure where hed first heard it, or whod said it at the time.
Madness is like gravity all it takes is a little push.
Hed decided he would ignore the fact that hed gone insane. Hed decided he would pretend Wade Wilson was nothing more than a disturbed young man.
But Wade was nothing if not persistent, and could be almost impossible to ignore.
It was the madness of him predictable chaos, laconic efficiency, casual slaughter.
Yes, gravity. Wade was like gravity.
Like a thirty-storey fall. Like the tides. Like the sunrise and the seasons. Never identical, but always the same. Teetering, but inevitable.
Watching Wade made something ache deep in his chest.
Stryker pointed Wade at things he wanted removed from the face of the planet, an
GrimmIchi: Paperwork be damnedTitle: Paperwork be damnedGrimmIchi: Paperwork be damned7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Author: Black Storm Van Pendragon
Pairing: Grimmjow / Ichigo [minor cameo to hollow Ichigo]
Genre: General romance
Warnings: Aside from crude remarks, yaoi/shonen-ai.....none XD
Summary: Just a short PWP GrimmIchi drabble [I royally suck at summaries]. Setting takes place long after the Winter War, in Soul Society.
Disclaimer: I do not own Bleach and I make no profit from this. I write purely out of fun and sheer boredom of it all -that and the lack of a GrimmIchi fix.
A/N: Sorry no smut here. Not that I can't be perverse but I never really write that kind of scenario down before so...I'm not really that confident and I don't wanna screw up the drabble any more than it already is, so....er...use your own imagination ;;
Thank you for reading. Please mind the awkward setting. This is, of course, PWP (so throw it out the window and just...er...enjoy the read).
WolvesThe Howl The NightWolves11 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Did Not Oppose
By Justin Borer
In the forest on this cold, misty, moonlit night.
Nature is calm and quiet with not a soul in sight.
The silence continues, nothing trying to fight.
Then moonlight shines through the trees.
The light continues to flow like a calm breeze.
Casting shadows upon the lonly leaves.
A branch snaps breaking the somber silence.
Something in the darkness moves showing its defiance.
The forest shifts reluctantly to this act of violence.
Through the shadow the moon helps soothe.
This figure has nothing to prove.
Steathy and strong it continued to move.
The figure emerged from the darkness to cast its own shadow.
Through its grey and black fur the wind does blow.
With its pointed ears every creature it does know.
The creature sat on the ground and looked at the starry sky.
He felt alone, that, no one could deny.
through its bluish-gray eyes it wondered why.
He looked up at the bright full moon.
He let out a howl and held its desperate tune.