House of Secrets, Part 2The House of Secrets
Part 2. Xelloss's Perspective.
I have always known that Filia Ul Copt derives quixotic courage from my presence.
I have always known that we are mirrored. That outrage consumes her at seeing her inverse, her shade, her purple feral anti-reflection, in a perpetrator of historic genocide against her race. That her anger makes her feel, perversely, invincible.
I know that I am her secret weapon. It is a fact both comical and horrifying.
Allow me to reminisce, because that abandoned mansion was a perfect example. The recklessness that I inspire was the real reason why she "permitted" me to tag along with her that day, while she "exorcised" the building like a novice.
You see, I even know why silly Filly "felt" eyeballs in that bathroom mirror.
Because a physical, psychological, and spiritual space so long devoid of the struggles, affections, and clutter, that are standard to a mortal life, has a way of nibbling at the
House of Secrets, Part 1A/N: Happy Halloween, folks! Here's part 1 of a Xellos/Filia fic that AmberPalette and I have been working on together. Part 1 is from Filia's perspective and written by me and part 2 is from Xellos's perspective and written by AmberPalette. The link to part two will be posted in the description.House of Secrets, Part 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
House of Secrets
Part 1. Filia's Perspective.
It wasn't even as though it was a particularly scary house. It was well, maybe a little imposing, but only in the way that really big houses always are. It didn't have any of the features that I'd have expected on a haunted houseno crushing façade, no prowling gargoyles on the roof, no windows that looked suspiciously like faces apparently Jacob Grogan, the head of the merchant empire family that had first commissioned the house, had decided that he didn't want his family living in a gothic cathedral, so the architects had opted for something a little less fashionable and a little more rustic. It was most
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Chapter 1. Into the Unknown.
Sunday, February 19th.
Bountameer Inn. Dining Hall. 4:16 pm.
I'm not sure what to write. I've never really done this before.
Well, I guess that's not really true. I've probably started a diary at least half a dozen times. It just always seemed like such a good idea to me ever since I'd read the suggestion in a conduct novel growing up. I mean, it would be nice to be able to go over the events of my day to be able to better puzzle over themand of course to look back on and remember years down the line. And diary-keeping is supposed to be excellent for guiding the spiritual journeys of young ladies and keep them accountable for their behavior. But I don't think I've ever stuck with one journal for more than a week. I always meant to keep it up but it's so much harder to do than it sounds. Some days it would seem like nothing would happen that was worth writing down and other days it seemed
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Lima Town. 4:30 pm.
Ugh predictably enough it's been an absolute trial to get provisions. There weren't any stores intact left around the port and since I wouldn't dream of doing something as disgraceful as looting (sadly the same cannot be said for the residents of the town), I had to travel a bit down the coast to the next town over to purchase supplies. A lot of other people had the same idea, so it's pretty crowded.
And now I suppose I have no excuse not to start my ocean journey after Miss Lina and her friends.
It's just it's a long trip to fly! Flying is faster than walking, but it's absolutely exhausting and it's going to be even more difficult over the sea. If I was flying on land then I could just touch down and take a break whenever I needed one, but on the ocean? There's no guarantee that there's going to be anywhere for me to stop.
I suppose if I set out right now that I coul
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Tuesday, March 6th.
Zephiline Inn. 10:45 am.
There's really nothing better after camping out several nights in a row than finally being able to sleep in a real bed. I feel about ten times better now!
Of course, a person can only get away with snuggling under the warm covers of her bed for so long before the time comes to get up and get some work doneeven if the person in question has had a rough few days and more than deserves to sleep in longer than she ordinarily might.
But there's so much to do and I've got to get started on it. Since Miss Luna's no longer an option, I now have to focus my efforts on Miss Lina Inverse. But I can't just take Miss Luna's word that Miss Lina is the oneI'd really look like a fool if I went back to the temple with someone I hadn't even checked up on.
So I've got to research her. But before that, I've got to figure out what I already know and what I still need to find
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Filia opened the door to the kiln and took a deep breath. It was cool now, but she could still smell the smoky mixture of earth and flame. She reached in and felt the ceramic surface of the piece within. She looked it over careful, spinning it gently. So often a promising vase could be ruined in its trial by fire. Here, though, all seemed to be well. There was certainly no warping, and she breathed a sigh of relief when she had confirmed that the new paint she'd bought had held up under the heat. She smiled. All that was left was to put this on the shelf, where it would surely find a home when her shop doors opened the next morning.
She lifted the vase from its warm and cozy mortar womb, hugged it to her chest, and carefully shut the oven door. She turned around and walked two stepsmaybe three.
"Oh dear," commented Filia's saluter. "How very clumsy of you."
Filia was already crouched down on the floor graspi
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Sunday, February 27st.
Park Bench. 1:24 pm.
It's a trial is what it is!
I was told before I left the temple that the outside world was full of temptations that could pull even the most virtuous dragon from the path of right, but I suppose I never paid too much attention I just thought how bad could it really be?
It turns out quite bad.
I guess that makes it sound worse than it actually is. The outside world isn't really tempting in a blatantly sinful, debaucheries on every corner kind of way. That would have been easy to resist. It's tempting in a more down to earth, subtle, paradoxically harder to resist kind of way.
Human culture is just so full of distractions!
I mean, really! Parkways, theatres, music, sporting events, restaurants that sell every kind of food imaginable (and unimaginable), and everywhere it's stores, stores, stores! How do humans ever manage to get anything important done wi
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Wednesday, March 20th.
Nelvale Desert. By the Campfire. 8:36 am.
There will be a reckoning!
Ugh just just the idea of that monster hanging around here all night while we were all sleeping, it's it's too skin-crawlingly repulsive for words! And now he's just sitting around the fire waiting for Mister Gourry (who seems to be feeling much better this morning) to finish frying up the bacon (why a creature who feeds on the misery of others should have any share in our limited supply of food is completely beyond me), perfectly at home among the group.
And why shouldn't he be just perfectly at home? It's not like the others are making any attempt to drive him out with torches and spells like they should be!
Thank goodness I have my diary as an excuse to avoid him. I can just keep writing away in here and no one will bother me. Nevertheless, something has to be done about him. Who k
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Sometimes it’s just not prudent to ask too many questions. After the previous day’s very draining and costly battle against a pair of monsters with an axe to grind against them, most of Lina Inverse’s crew wasn’t inclined to start making a fuss about minor social inconsistencies amongst the group. After all, they were so tapped out of magical power after the fight, that they’d spent all the energy they had left on healing the most major of their wounds. With fresh cuts and bruises still uncured and lacking defenses if they got ambushed again, it was much more important that they keep a careful eye on things as they traveled along the road than it was to examine why things were just ever so slightly “weird” between two of their traveling companions.
It wasn’t as though the behavior was completely unexplainable, anyway. They’d all have been toast if Xellos hadn’t shown up when he did with his veiled threats about
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Filia sat on the very edge of the stone perimeter around a bubbling fountain. She didn't want to get her cloak wet, but the cool spray in the air felt nice as it hit her face. The fountain was tucked away from the crowded center of the town she and the others had stopped in and was surrounded mostly by cafes and restaurants thin on customers in the middle of the afternoon. She couldn't have possibly staked out a better space to relax between the soothing wash of the water, the sunshine, and the far-enough-removed hum of shoppers beyond the square. Nevertheless as she looked into the coin flecked bottom of the fountain, she couldn't help feeling dissatisfied.
"Maybe," she said sourly to herself, "it's because Miss Lina took the last of my money and ran off to that all-you-can-eat buffet, so I don't even have a single coin left to make a wish with."
Her hand strayed to the satchel that had once contained the meager salary the temple had provided her with and n
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Tuesday, March 19th.
Ocea City Inn. 8:00 am.
I'm so excited! Today we'll begin the first step of our journey to the Temple of the Fire Dragon King, and eventually, to save the worldand we'll do it as a team. I better get the others up so we can get startedafter all, there's not a moment to lose when it comes to the fate of the world!
Ocea City InnDining Hall. 9:00 am.
Oh, well, okay. I suppose before we start out on our long journey, it makes sense to have a good, hardy breakfast to keep us going the rest of the day. After all, depending on the time we make and what's along the way, we may not find a place for lunch, so we should probably take advantage of what's already in front of us.
Still, it seems to me that Miss Lina and the others are having a bit too hardy a breakfast. I suppose they travel more than I do and they know enough not to turn down an opportunity to eat but well, to be honest, I'm sti
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If you could only see the beast you've made of me
I held it in but now it seems you've set it running free
Screaming in the dark, I howl when we're apart
I drag my teeth across your chest to taste your beating heart
You are the moon that breaks the night for which I have to
The fabric of your flesh, pure as a wedding dress
Until I wrap myself inside your arms I cannot rest
The saints can't help me now, the ropes have been unbound
I hunt for you with bloodied feet across the hallow'd ground
~Florence and the Machine
There were no fields of morning glories in the Kataart Mountains.
No, on the contrary, there were only gourds.
A wart-covered, swollen, skinny, twisty, white-orange-and-green, undulating harvest of gourds. And around them, a swarm of draconic novices, male and female, of the golden, black, and water variety, in their humanoid forms, with their unremittingly curly silver-blue, straight blond, and wavy black hair,
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The Autumn of the Year
A Slayers One-Shot
By AmberPalette (Amber C.S.)
((Disclaimer: Xelloss, Filia, Rezo, Zelgadiss, Amelia, and all other characters of the Slayers franchise are © Hajime Kanzaka, Rui Araizumi, Software Sculptors, J.C. Staff, and Funimation. I haven't written a fanfiction for these two in over two years. My free time is now far more limited, and multiple-chaptered fanfictions are difficult for me to find the time to complete. So I hope this simple one-shot will suffice to re-establish my fandom devotion to a beloved old OTP. Timeframe is just before the finale of Slayers Evolution-R, and just after. Enjoy the psychological portraits. Pairings are ZA and XF. ))
Her hand was cold and moist; perhaps it was because of the damp air in Taforashia Palace's herbal closet, or perhaps it was because of the miserly time under which they healed a thousand human beings whom he had subjected to his reckless selfishness,
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A Slayers Fanfiction
((Author's Note: Yet another Xelloss X Filia fanfiction at last! I apologize for the long hiatus and for my general hermit-like state in the Slayers community of late. My fandoms cycle pretty quickly, but I'll never get tired of this pairing. They're my OTP of all time, and Slayers is my all-time favorite animanga.
With much encouragement from Skiyomi/Llybian Minamino, Lilybotanica, and Ragnablast, and borrowing a prompt from Skiyomi due to her generosity, I'm going to tackle the very complex concept of Filia going BACK to the golden dragon temples, seeking haven there as a returned priestess. This is a real stretch of character so it'll be a fun challenge. Xelloss is not happy, and goes to many sources for some advice on what the hell happened. As a result, I'll get to cameo pretty much the entire Slayers main cast plus our darling stoic Milgazia, who is the only ryuuzoku aside Filia who is NOT a giant dickface a thoroughly unpleasant c
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Weighed and Measured
A Slayers One-Shot
By Amber C.S. ("AmberPalette")
The shrieking of mangled corpses falling to their deaths outside the temple where he faced off with her ancient and heartless Supreme Elder. Deaths at the hands of two tyrannical gods of another world. This provided him leverage. Time. An opening. She dropped her guard, turned her warm, pale head toward the howling distraction. He lunged.
He seized and twisted her arm. He marveled at how her flesh gave so softly under his steely fingers as he slid his staff, his weapon, across the expanse of her neck, pinning her against him.
"Make one move and you're dead, Filia." Spoken with the honest precision of one who had been what he was, and done a damned good job at it, for over a millennium.
She protested, the feisty maiden under siege, with a shrill demand of "Why, Xelloss?! What are you doing?" but the Wolf draped his wooden staff across Red Ridin
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Episode Seventy-Five: Unfinished Business
The sun sunk in the horizon and night fell over the majestic kingdom of Seyruun. Lina and Gourry were happily raiding the kitchen determined to consume everything that had not been sent off to help supply the other lands. Amelia and Zelgadis were taking a moonlit walk through the gardens, enjoying the peaceful atmosphere. Phythan and Onyx had been given permission from Amelia to delight in reading her comic book collection, including her priced special edition full series of 'Fluffy and Ice-cream: Justice For All'. It was a peculiar side story where the duo acted as both detectives and lawyers, solving various crimes and defending the innocent.
With everyone occupied in their own tasks, that left Xellos and Filia with some rather peaceful free time on their hands, or so they thought. Xellos finished writing a few notes to send Beast Master, as she wanted him to keep her informed in Onyx's process. He was seated at a desk in his p
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Episode Thirty-Three: Being Human Is Not Easy
Lina, Gourry, Amelia, Zelgadis, Filia and Xellos headed for the docks. Xellos followed the group automatically, without pointing out his condition directly, though he was sure everyone already knew. Yet what made it sink in fully was when Lina spoke up about her secret job. "Try not to run off on your own, Xellos. I'm supposed to be your bodyguard after all."
"What?" Xellos felt his eye twitch madly. There was a long harsh road ahead of him and he needed to gain his cure more desperately than ever.
"You heard me and I'm getting good money out of this deal, so I'll be really angry if you mess it up for me!" Lina emphasized.
When the group arrived at the docks, a ship was already waiting for them. They boarded and left swiftly; sailing away from the resort and towards the road they intended to follow to Filia's home. It looked as if the trip by sea would be uneventful. Gourry and Lina were eating every last dish on the ves
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Episode 150: Finale! Every End Brings A Beginning
It was the final effort against the Stillness. Lina had come up with a plan, which she quickly finished explaining. "Xellos, you'll be forcibly pulling Shabranigdu's energy from the Stillness' grasp along with me, but this won't be a double Dragon Slave." The crafty red haired sorceress got the idea from when she saw Amelia and Zelgadis casting Ra-Tilt together before. "This will only be one Dragon Slave casted by both of us. You better make sure not to fall out of rhythm, but don't strain yourself and put your life in danger either. I'll be counting on you to talk Beast Master into throwing a victory banquet for us when this is over with more of her delicious cooking!"
"She better not include dragon cuisine in the menu!" Filia protested.
"Dragon cuisine is the food of champions," Xellos teased, "of course we need to have some of that."
"You piece of raw garbage, we'll discuss this later!" Filia growled and went back to c
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Episode 106: Cycle! Worse Comes To Worst
"A girl who has justice on her side..." Amelia's voice was carried all over the deck of the party cruise, with the use of a cute little wand that amplified sound waves.
Blocking out the annoying song, Zelas looked at Celo as if silently telling him to follow her. He did, swiftly excusing himself politely from his previous conversation, and following his master below deck. Once they were away from prying eyes and ears, Zelas voiced a simple, yet meaningful request, "report."
Celo's relaxed expression turned serious as he went over the most important aspects that he had to inform. "The research team has reported that there were indeed magical traces in the area where Onyx recovered her elf form. Thankfully, the underground structures were magically enforced so, despite suffering considerable damage due to the recent earthquake, the cave-ins were not sufficient to halt the studies. It seems there was something sealed in her, possibly
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Episode 083: Official! Smoothing Out The Technicalities
Xellos shrugged his shoulders and pretended he didn't find the frequent earthquakes at all suspicious. It's not like he had any real information to share anyway. So what if Zelas was plotting something? Zelas was always plotting something, it wasn't really news. If he shared his vague theory he would only cause Filia to worry and uselessly go around in mental circles trying to figure out what was going on.
Then Filia's furious voice pierced through Xellos' thoughts, startling Val and even Gravos and Jillas who were all the way in the shop area, with its loud volume. "Xellos! Why is there a bottle of hot sauce floating in my stew?" Filia looked so angry that one might think she swallowed a whole bottle of hot sauce, or ten.
"I don't know," Xellos tried to look innocent. "Maybe it fell in with the earthquake."
"It was in the pantry," Filia pointed towards it across the kitchen. "It couldn't have fallen all the way fro
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Episode Seventy-One: Cruel Tactics
"It's such a nice day," Lina observed as she looked out the window at the end of the inn hallway. Her and Gourry's rooms were just across from each other. "I kind of want to take a nap and relax before whatever is to come comes, but at the same time I don't want to stay indoors."
"How about we go up to the roof?" Gourry suggested, "I bet there's a nice breeze up there."
"You do have good ideas sometimes, Gourry," Lina opened the window. "Here's a shortcut, levitation!" She took Gourry along with her as she floated out the window and landed on the roof of the inn. She gazed at the town's landscape as the calm breeze played with her fire colored hair. "It's pretty relaxing," she looked at where Gourry was standing next to her a second ago and found nothing.
Lowering her gaze, Lina saw that Gourry had already lay down on the roof and seemed comfortable enough to actually fall asleep. "Hey Lina, doesn't that cloud look like a sheep? And that
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Episode Seventy: When In Doubt, Go On A Journey
Once again like many other times, Lina, Gourry, Amelia, Zelgadis, Filia and Xellos, found themselves on the road to Seyruun, simply because they were not sure of where to go next. Seyruun seemed like the obvious choice since it always had food waiting for Lina, or so she hoped, in spite of the kingdom's generous efforts against the famine. It would take time, but the land was set to recover, so maybe Phil would still be willing to generously feed them.
Unlike in other past occasions, this time around, the group had an additional companion, a golden dragon by the name of Phythan who was ironically Beast Master's intern. There was also a lot more uncertainty in the air, due to the unanswered questions in regards to Zelas' plans, which even Xellos himself was unaware of and even more uncertainty related to the Lord of Nightmares.
Uncertainty or not, however, Lina was still Lina and she still had a monstrous appetite to feed, m
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Episode Sixty-Five: Hostages and Bargaining Chips
Filia and Xellos were trapped in an unstable area of astral space and knew that escaping would not be an easy task. "Constricting astral space is difficult to break through," Xellos stated. This was a death trap; it was all arranged so that Narcissus' destroyer would fall along with him if it came to that. Regardless of if the others became aware of their predicament, there was little they could do to get them out. Even for a monster, it would be extremely difficult to escape such a situation, but for a very strong monster, it wouldn't be impossible. Xellos still had the card Filia gave him, the card that would make her an official golden dragon and set her up to fulfill all the annoying technicalities of his curse. "I can get us out of this," there was no room for doubt anymore, he gave her the card.
Filia stared at the card for a split second before the realization hit her. This was the only thing that could save them. I
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Episode Sixty-Two: Showdown of Dragons and Magic
As Sakel ran off, Filia let out a breath of contemplation. "No matter how different dragons and humans may be, even if humans live such brief lives, I think there are more similarities than differences." She paused, noticing Xellos' studying stare. "What?"
"Hmm..." He brushed her hair away from her face. "I thought I saw a wrinkle."
Filia angrily slapped Xellos' hand away. "I'm not making a pact with you!" She stomped her foot stubbornly.
"That's too bad," Xellos grinned as if it wasn't bad at all, but Filia was used to him smiling at gloomy situations. "I bet Lina will be happy though, she'll say something like 'more food for me'." Filia only rolled her eyes and didn't bother to point out that Lina was human and would therefore live a lot less years than a golden dragon. She didn't like to think about stuff like that. "What, you think she won't stick around? Zelas is planning to give the whole crew a life extension if they
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Episode Thirty-Four: Kindness Shall Be Rewarded
Lina, Gourry, Amelia, Zelgadis and Filia were piled into Xellos' small hospital room. The local doctor had given him medicine, ordered him not to scratch his rash, which was all over his body, and left him overnight at the hospital for observation. Xellos of course couldn't help it but to scratch, while Filia tried to stop him. "If you want to get better you have to listen to the doctor!" Filia had enough of trying to wrestle Xellos into staying still, especially when he resorted to hair pulling after he realized that no human could possibly physically overpower a dragon. "That's it! I'll make you stay still; this is for your own good!" Filia stormed off, leaving a heavy feeling of foreboding in the air.
"Stupid dragon," Xellos growled, then decided to seek out more information about his pitiful human condition. The doctor was in his opinion very unhelpful. He claimed to need Xellos to stay for overnight observation at
Slayers Challenge Candle PromptAs a youth, Zelgadis had always thought candlelight brought out the beauty in anything. Even an empty bottle of wine could suddenly appear more romantic next to the gentle blaze of the candle. Zelgadis was not a romantic at heart, but he could not deny that the small candle on the table caused the sleeping Amelia to look quite beautiful.Slayers Challenge Candle Prompt in General Fiction More Like This
They had spent the last two days researching the town's library for a cure for him. He hadn't even realized how late it actually was until he had entered Amelia's room and found her sleeping at the small table.
Amelia had told him to come see her as soon as he discovered anything new, but Zelgadis did not have the heart to wake her. Now that he thought of it, she had been staying up as late as he had been, so Amelia probably hadn't slept much for the past couple of days.
He quietly set his notes on the table and brushed the hair away from her eyes. The flame flickered as Amelia stirred and shifted
Slayers Gears PrologueRezo the Red Priest's fingers drummed loudly on the table. He stared at his notes, ignoring the way his legs were feeling numb from sitting in the same spot for the last two hours. Strangers would be shocked to find him reading, since it was widely known that Rezo had been blind since birth. Few people knew that Rezo was able to use his magic sight to read like any regular person. He could trace the shapes and read the ink letters with his magic, but his was still surrounded in darkness. It didn't satisfy his yearning to see the world with his own eyes.Slayers Gears Prologue in General Fiction More Like This
A chilling wind blew in through the window. The Red Priest shivered and wrapped his robe tighter. The last thing he wanted was to freeze in the cold air.
Rezo scowled. Just when he thought he might be able to make serious progress on a cure to his blindness, his grandson had to pull this stunt. Not that he blamed the boy, but t
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3 Months Later
Lina climbed the basement stairs, wiping the dirt off her overalls. "The pipes are fixed Mrs. Jenkins. They should work fine now."
The plump woman poked her head out of the kitchen. "Oh, thank you, dear." She handed Lina a clean towel as she wiped her own hands on her apron. "The pipe just burst this morning and with Henry gone for the weekend I had no clue what to do." Mrs. Jenkins smiled. "Thank heavens, we have such a reliable plumber."
Lina twitched, but she collected her tools and attempted a fake smile. "Mrs. Jenkins, we've been through this. I do repairs, but I'm not a plumber OR a handyman, I'm an inventor-"
"Yes, yes," Mrs. Jenkins said, fetching her purse, which told Lina she wasn't paying attention. "Here's your payment, dear."
As soon as the coins touched her fingers, her irritation vanished. Lina felt ten times b
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Fix A Broken Heart?
"Lina, what was that about?"
Lina marched to the backroom. "Nothing you have to worry about."
Gourry grabbed her by the shoulder. "Don't give me that! That guy was threatening you, and I want to know why!"
"It's none of your business," Lina snapped, brushing his hand away. "It's safer for you if you don't know."
"Lina, I'm working for you, I have the right to know." He folded his arms. "Besides, what kind of man would I be if I ignored a lady who's obviously in trouble?"
"I'm a big girl, Gourry, I can take care of myself."
The mechanic frowned and gently placed both hands on her shoulders. "Lina, please, I want to help. Tell me what's going on. They say two heads are better than three."
Lina sighed. "That's 'better than one', Gourry." She tapped her foot, staring at the floor. She couldn't blame him for wanting to know.
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Enter the Justice Girl!
Four days went by without any sight from Zolf or Rodimus. Lina did make sure to keep her ears out for any mention of about the pair from passing conversations among her costumers, but there proved to be none. Zelgadis made himself right at home in Lina's shop, by helping himself to her collection of spellbooks and texts. At least, that's what he was doing until Lina gave him the task of counting the inventory. Lina refused to let the man become a freeloader without earning his keep. However, Zelgadis was glad to have something to do inside. He never ventured outside and he stayed out of view from the main window to reduce the risk of him being spotted and then word reaching back to Zolf and Rodimus.
It astounded Lina that the nobleman did not get cabin fever. Being forced to stay inside for so long would drive her crazy, yet he seemed persistent. Then again,
Attack Of The SnowmenGourry had seen many deserted towns in his day and this place fit the mold perfectly. There were no sounds of children playing or merchants in the streets. Every shop and home was locked up and the windows even had wooden planks covering them. When Lina had declared they would be stopping by here, while the gang was crossing the mountains, he had imagined it to be more lively. "You sure this is the right place, Lina?"Attack Of The Snowmen in Humor More Like This
Lina frowned and checked her map. "It has to be, there aren't any other towns until the next mountain over."
Zelgadis stepped through the gate and peered through the town. "Perhaps that map is out of date and this place is out of business."
"Impossible! This map is barely a year old." Lina rolled up the map and tucked it back into her pouch. "Besides, this place is the chocolate making capital of the world. How could they be out of business?"
Amelia pulled her hood over her head to war
RelationsThe blizzard raged outside the inn window. Lina tuned it out as she stared at the chessboard. Nothing else mattered, she could care less if the whole room suddenly burst into flame. There was no way she was letting this happen. She refused to let Naga beat her at chess.Relations in Humor More Like This
Naga laughed haughtily as she moved another pawn. "Ohohoho! If you want Lina, I can graciously let you admit defeat now and all you have to do is buy me the next ten dinners."
Lina snarled as she glared furiously at her pieces. When Naga had suggested they play chess to pass the time, Lina had thought she was joking. Of course, Lina became smug when Naga revealed she was serious.
This was chess, the most intellectual game on the planet. Beating an idiot like Naga would be a breeze, and yet somehow Naga had been kicking her butt.
Divine intervention Lina mused. That has to be it, but what ki
Slayers at the 2012 Olympics"How the hell did I allow myself to get talked into this crap you damn fruitcake?" Lina Inverse snarled at Xelloss beside her, tugging at the bright yellow skirt that was just far too short on her along with her pink top she detested, a golden racket with a brown handle in her hand as they were competing in the Summer Olympics. She was promised the medals given out to the winners of each competition had magical amplifying powers for athletes, Lina was hoping this would either help her become stronger or possibly amplify her body to more like an athlete's fit which could include bigger breasts she had hoped. At least it could according to what that trickster priest who ended up being her partner told her She wondered what all he did to end being paired with her in the mixed doubles. "At least you didn't pull some crap and sneak into the women's doubles earlier "Slayers at the 2012 Olympics in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Aww no need to be like that, Lina-chan." Xelloss wagged his forefinger, winking at her. He was wearing the same ou
The Soul Touch Chapter 58The Soul Touch Chapter 58 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“GOD DAMMIT AMELIA DO YOU EVER QUIT?!?” Lina snarled as she was forced into a crimson dress that nearly matched her eyes. “I thought we were tormenting that god damn fruitcake! Not me! Remember what happened the last time I let you pick out a dress for me?” The dress had small shoulder straps that were covered over frills that ran across the top with a rose in the center. This dress was much fuller, coming to a full bell shape at the bottom that was only 3 inches from the ground. This time she didn’t pin her hair up, but Sylphiel had brushed it out thoroughly. The heels she had on must have been 6 inches….
“But Miss Lina, I had Miss Filia and Miss Sylphiel check it out this time, they’re sure it isn’t possessed or anything!” Amelia protested, she was wearing a pink dress with all her official royal markings on it.
“I’m holding you to that, you know.” Lina grumbled, crossing her arms after she got her gloves
The Soul Touch Chapter 53The Soul Touch Chapter 53 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Come on already! I’m starving and Gourry’s going to get it all!” Lina growled as she was pulling Xelloss by his arm to the table of the current places they were staying in, which was Christopher’s mansion.
“Then go on ahead, Lina… I’m just still getting used to traveling completely by foot now.” Xelloss sighed.
“It would help if you opened your damn eyes dumbass.” Lina snapped. “Always wondered why you kept them closed so much.”
“Well I never had to have my eyes open to see before…” Xelloss shrugged. “I could see just fine through the Astral Plane after all. Also sight through these human eyes is so hazy compared to when I was Mazoku…”
“Is that why you’ve tripped already 3 times on the way here?” Lina asked, pulling him towards the dining room.
“N-no that was just your excessive pulling…” Xelloss replied, turning his head away.
Contest Prize: Xelloss Learns SomethingContest Prize: Xelloss Learns Something in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Hello there everyone!” Xelloss exclaimed, floating lazily above the Slayers group as they were eating.
“Mr. Xelloss don’t you have any manners?” Amelia cried.
“Him? You gotta be kidding.” Zelgadis grumbled.
“Namagomis like him only know how to be pests.” Filia growled.
“Ouch, that hurts.” Xelloss faked a frown.
“So… Xelloss… Is there any particular reason you’re here?” Lena, the girl with brown hair sat in the chair looking curious.
“No, should there be?” Xelloss asked, tilting his head to the side.
Lena’s head dropped a bit. “… No, of course not.”
He sensed a ping of negative emotion coming from her. “… Did I do something to upset you, Miss Lena?”
“Nothing. Excuse me please.” Lena stood up from her seat.
Xelloss teleported to her side, grabbing her arm. “Lena…” but where he appeared was on his knees on
Contest Prize A Slayers DanceContest Prize A Slayers Dance in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Remind me again why I’m coming to this Gourry?” Lina Inverse grumbled as she stumbled along on her high-heeled crimson shoes that were hidden by her flowing red dress. “I HATE dancing!”
“Unnn… I forget.” Gourry chuckled, wearing his blue tux.
“Don’t look at me, I just came along for the ride.” Spoke Luke, who was wearing a red tux.
“I think it’ll be interesting to meet the princess of Seyruun and the prince of Taforashia.” Milina said, who was wearing a white dress.
“I just came because Dear Gourry asked me…” Sylphiel said with a blush, wearing a pale blue dress.
“One, Princess Amelia and Prince Pokota asked us to come as it’s their engagement party.” Lena piped up, currently wearing a green dress. “Two, they promised you tons of food at the party.”
“Oh…. Still…” Lina grumbled, crossing her arms. Though her cousin’s reaso
Is It Too Late?Is It Too Late? in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sylphiel Nels Lahda sighed as she arrived in the city of Seyruun, while she had been working on rebuilding her city of Sairaag she still had shrine maiden duties here, and she had received word she was needed here today on a job. She smiled and approached the palace that the guards knew her face well after the more recent battle against Zanaffar a little over a year ago. She then noticed several servants were all around, and the castle was rather dressed up.
“Is there some kind of event going on?” Sylphiel asked one of the servants.
“There’s a wedding being held today.” One of the maids answered. “Princess Amelia wants us to make sure everything is just right.”
“Amelia is getting married?” Sylphiel gasped.
“No, her friend Lina Inverse.” The maid answered.
“Oh.” The priestess said as she held her breath. “… Who is she marrying?” she shivered just a bit, hoping it wasn’t who she thought
Slayers Truth and Dare part 1Everyone was huddled around the campfire. Lina and Gourry had eaten all of the food. While Gourry slept against a summer tree, the group were unable to sleep, and they were board out of their minds.Slayers Truth and Dare part 1 in Short Stories More Like This
"GAHHH!" Lina cried out, disturbing the silence. "What we gonna do then? We've got nothing to talk about, we're out of food, and we can't sleep. Anybody got any ideas?"
"Well we could for starters get rid of Xellos!" Filia demanded, glaring up at the monster who was sitting above her on a tree branch.
"Well that was incredibly rude. You should learn to control you manners, as well as your temper!" Xellos smiled, making Filia turn red with anger. As Filia reached down to grab her mace, Amelia jumped up saying "please, Miss Filia, Mr Xellos, can you please not fight and try and get along!"
Xellos and Filia didn't say a word, but glared at each other. "I've got an idea. Have you guys ever heard of a game called truth and dare?" Amelia asked.
"Yeah....." everyone replied. Xellos didn
Slayers Truth and Dare part 2"Right then" Zelgadis grinned. He felt sorry for Filia, but this would be sweet revenge for Xellos, after all the times he's annoyed the group. He looked across to Lina, who had the same idea as Zelgadis. "How about we let Filia have her first kiss?" He started.Slayers Truth and Dare part 2 in Short Stories More Like This
Xellos and Filia look at Zelgadis, horror showing on their faces. "I dare you too.....kiss Filia." He said. And to make the dare even sweeter, he added "On. The. Lips" He separated the last three words just to let it sink in better, and to add a little drama.
Filia and Xellos glared at Zelgadis in horror and hate. Filia's face burned red with embarrassment, and she was speechless. "Oh gosh that monster is going to touch my lips he's going to touch my lips eww someone please help me! Worse thing is, he's going to be the first guy to ever kiss me... this is so embarrassing!" She thought.
Xellos was also shocked, and was frozen for a moment. "Kiss...her? Why her? Couldn't it have been someone