Part 2 - The RequestAuri took a slow breath, watching the shifting energy dance like birds on the breeze as she moved. Within her chest something writhed and twisted, thrashing against the cage of bone. Closing her eyes she pushed away the creeping sensations, the burning pain that seemed to come from her cheeks and settle in the depths of her eyes.Part 2 - The Request in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
No, not here she said silently. With every scrap of force she pushed the desire away. Finally the world shifted.
No one had witnessed her move never mind the subtle power play she had been forced to deal with just by taking hold of her swords.
All the audience saw was the two severed pike-heads laying beside her. The twin swords looked like an extension of her arms, their blades so sharp that the edges gleamed iridescent blue. Keen eyes within the audience saw something moving beneath the metal but could make out no shape or form.
The room was filled with hushed whispers.
Part 1 - The SummonsThe messenger hovered at the doorway. Already he had hesitated too long but even at the Quiene's behest, he could not bring himself to knock. People did not visit this place, there were rumours that the building itself was seeped in magic. Something dark and twisted and corrupted living deep in the very walls. When the door suddenly swung inwards on its own, the willow-framed man almost wet himself.Part 1 - The Summons in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
No one stood on the other side. Only the flickering torches that circled the small chamber greeted him. Devilment he thought, clutching the scroll tightly to his chest. When nothing leapt out to devour him, the messenger drew up the last shreds of courage and stepped inside.
A door at the far end creaked slowly open. The cloaked figure paused in the archway as if allowing the visitor to notice them before stepping into the pale light. This gesture did not have the desired affect. Ev
Part 3 - The DungeonSardon Folt had always enjoyed his job. The power he held over these people while they were trapped in little cages at his mercy. He would starve them for days then carry food passed the cells and eat it in front of them. He loved to hear them crying and wailing desperately. Only the spoilt food or meagre scraps of meat still clinging to bone had been finally thrown to his charges.Part 3 - The Dungeon in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The people would huddle by the bars, wide frightened eyes and grubby skin. They watched him patrol the long corridor between the two rows of cells. When food was relinquished they fell on it like rats, hissing and spitting at each other.
That had changed four years ago when a young female prisoner was dragged down here and dumped in the furthest cell. The Dungeon Keeper had barely waited for the Quiene's personal guard to leave before heaving himself from his stool. Even the chipped tankard o
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SkyA girl danced, twirling sunbeams around her waist on a meadow on the clouds that grew the tinkling snowbells of dreams. With her agile fingers, she wove wisps into seagull wings and set the birds diving down the sky with her laughter. Her bare feet sunk into the deep currents glittering mother-of-pearl and she breathed in rainbows in the shimmering water vapor and sung of cities of glass at the break of dawn.Sky in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
One day she stumbled and fell through towers of cumulus and cirrus tangled in her long, golden hair. Her white dress turned into reliefs of a thousand unknown worlds in the wind as she dove through the endless, lucid hues of azure and fell into a pool of silver gathered on top of storm clouds. Light splashed all over like a Sun playing hide-and-seek among the deep greys and turned into cursive letters expressing her delight.
Swans that sing songs of endless horizons rose like white arrows in the sky as the princess dove like a dolphin from a glowing stormcloud to another, her back
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Garethil nodded his head in understanding as the agitated woman spoke. He had tried to get a word in edgewise once or twice, but she spoke so rapidly, barely pausing for breath, that he had since contented himself with letting her ramble. He sighed inwardly at her request; as if he had time to go all the way out to Zul'Aman to search for some so-called buried treasure that may or may not even exist, not to mention dodging angry trolls the entire way. That sounded just like his idea of a pleasant excursion...
Looking at the woman near tears, he suddenly felt ashamed for his irritation. This artifact was said to have healing properties and if it could save her child, who was he to deny her that hope? How she had even heard about it was beyond him. He was a historian and an accomplished archaeologist and he had never caught wind of this item before. And she had come to him precisely because he was bo
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Red Leaks from Corners of Smiles
Marshall inhaled deeply, taking in as much of the early morning as he could, before having to hid away in his lair. His ax guitar was heavy on his shoulder, he longed for his bed.
He drifted in through his bedroom window, the owl he had sang to long gone. He leaned his ax against his desk then hovered above his bed, slowly falling to soft comfort. The jug of juice sat waiting for him on the table next to his bed. He unscrewed the cap and drank from it, paying no mind to juice that spilled from the corners of his mouth. P.G's blood had been, almost, as sweet.
A smile formed on Marshall's lips thinking back at how easy it was to play Gumball. His smile grew knowing that P.G would over think things and worry himself in circles; he was so young. Reasons like this was why Marshall liked sex with men best. It could be meaningless, it could be physical rather than all emotional.
Marshall threw the empty bottle across the room. He never underst
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Chapter 7: I'm gonna find you like the awesome stalker I am!
~* Prussia's POV *~
"(NAAAAMMEEEEEE)!!!!!!!!!!!!!" I bolted out of my deep slumber.
Ludwig slammed the door open, his icy blue eyes panicked. "Bruder, what's the matter?"
A certain Austrian came in afterwards, his eyebrows furrowed with annoyance but sprinkled with a little worry. "Shut up, Gilbert. You're too loud!"
"(Name)?! Where is my (Name)?!" I yelled, throwing the blankets that were partly over me to the side of my bed. I frantically whipped my head from side to side as I sat up, hoping that she was just there in my room and all of that was nothing but a dream.
My brother rushed to my side and harshly gripped my shoulders. "Bruder, calm down!"
"Nein! I will not calm down! Where is (Naaameee)?!" I screamed and proceeded to stand. Ludwig pushed me down. We both struggled as we pushed each other.
’Freakin’ Germany! When’d he get so strong?!'
"Gil, Stay CALM!"
"SHUT UP!" I roared, eve
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Ten thousand years was ample time to reflect on past mistakes and mend broken trust.
Or not, not when the individual still believed themselves justified in their deeds. Ahriman had denounced his exile centuries ago, preferring to call it a pursuit of arcane knowledge and understanding. One which lesser beings could not grasp, their feeble minds never looking beyond the next sunrise. He had travelled the length and breadth of the galaxy, across the five zones of the Segmentums, through the remnants of unnamed xenos civilizations. His eyes had born witness to countless conflicts, beholding feats where the mind could no longer comprehend and words paled. On planets where suns never rose and across realms of glass, the sorcerer uncovered primordial lore better left alone. Each piece was a part of the greater puzzle, the intricate tapestry which created and held the cosmos together, in comprehending the machinations of gods.
The orifkanos, acquired from the
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"How do you know?"
"Who's else would it be?"
"I dunno. G'nite."
"Oh good, you're alive. I thought you had a heart attack on me or something."
"I've been getting sick every morning. It sucks."
"I'm due in June, just before school ends. This actually works in my favor; I have the whole summer off."
"What are we going to do? Devon, we're seventeen."
"I don't know, Lisa, I don't know."
"Devon, it's a girl."
"Is she beautiful?"
"Devon, she's still just barely past the embryo stage. She looks nothing like a human yet."
"I bet she's beautiful."
"C'mon, Lisa, don't cry..."
"Do you even remember what happened?"
"No, not really."
"We were at the park, I think..."
"Yeah, because you came home with grass stains on your dress."
"Oh, that's right. And you said something along the lines of, 'stop worrying, nothing bad is going to ha
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Any of various paired movable organs of flight, such as the modified forelimb of a bird or bat or one of the membranous organs extending from the thorax of an insect. (A similar structure with which gods, angels, demons, etc.,are conceived to be provided for the purpose of flying.)
The first time Dean asked Castiel if he could show them his wings, the hunter's elbows had been resting on the greased surface of a diner table. Sam was slumped lost in thought on the opposite seat, one hand typing distractedly at his laptop. His beer bottle sat long-forgotten between them, while Dean's clinked, empty, back onto the table.
Castiel watches Dean's slightly drunken smile, his own face silent and unmoving. The dim orange light above them catches in the subtle lines than fan out from the corners of Dean's eyes, lashes leaving smudged shadows on the thin skin underneath.