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
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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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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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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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She stands up in the rain because she thinks there's no escaping it anyway. Her eyes are the same color of the grieving sky right now, but there are times when I catch them in a fugitive light that makes them a far brighter blue. I would give anything to catch such a light for good, to shove such a light in a jar and feed it to her like thick golden honey, so that it would shoot out the tips of her hair and her fingernails and toenails and especially her eyes that grieve with the sky right now.
"Gin." She turns those eyes of cool pewter on me, frowning. "Gin, I'm cold. I'm wet." Then she reconsiders standing to meet the rain head-on, and squats; her thighs, her milky calves, are beautiful. Her slender ankles, which the rain cleanses of a habitual peppering of dirt, are beautiful. She is ore and heaven and her
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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Unusual sights often go unappreciated simply because spectators don't understand what it is that they're seeing. It was in this way that a handful of buzzed pub patron's completely failed to appreciate the oddity of a monster and a dragon sitting at the bar and drinking together. All they saw through their booze-glazed haze was a young man and woman who looked as though they'd rather be anywhere else and in any other company.
And it was true that neither Xellos nor Filia would've put themselves in this situation of their own volition. But earlier that day as they were walking through town they'd been having a let's call it a discussion a debate a comparative exercise to demonstrate which of their races was best. The word 'jerkface' had been thrown around, yes, but there's no reason for that to take anything away from the solemnity of the proceedings.
Lina hadn't appreciated that in the least. She'd turned to them, raked her hand
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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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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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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 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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It all started because Xellos needed a place to keep his books. He didn't exactly subscribe to the notion that knowledge was power, but knew all too well that knowledge was the best way to leverage power. Not only that, but he also knew the location of every five-star ice cream parlor in the entire world. That was something worth bragging about.
He supposed that he could've kept them on the astral side but well books seem to sort of belong on shelves. And he didn't like reading on the astral side anyway. The constantly shifting light sources made the prospect rather annoying.
And what is a house but a place to store shelves?
So he'd gotten a space of his ownnot to live in, but to keep things in. It worked out well not only for books but for any items that he had to eh 'confiscate' because they were too dangerous for human hands, but were not to be destroyed. Plus he could read mid-air without arousing any
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Xellos had been trying unsuccessfully for the last several hours to get Filia to look at him.
Ah, but putting it that way made it sound rather unfairly pathetic. The current state of affairs, with his outwardly nonchalant efforts to turn her gaze his way being thwarted by her insistence on looking at such things as tree bark, dirt, and animal dung (elements that she would most likely insist were much more worthy of her attention than he was), was not the way this whole thing had started. No this campaign had begun not with failure, but with unexpected success.
That morning had run much like any other morningwith a lengthy breakfast served at the inn they'd stayed at. Lina had been complaining about her latest efforts to destroy her sleep cycle by staying up all night looking through as much Outer World literature as she could find concerning magical items, Zelgadis, who had been doing just as much research, complained about how much Lina was comp
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Filia had to admit, Xellos wasn't the worst person in the world to go grocery shopping with. Oh, he certainly wasn't as attentive a helper as Jillas or as willing to carry bags as Gravos, but at least he didn't double the grocery bill, which was more than she could say for Val and his growing-boy appetite. So with Jillas minding the store and Gravos taking Val to clarinet lessons, she could at least say it wasn't ungodly awful to have Xellos accompany her.
Although not out loud.
"Try not to drop anything this time," she told him testily as they navigated through the crowded aisles of the outdoor market. "I'm sick of hearing 'Clean up in aisle 5!' everywhere we go."
"Accidents happen, Filia," he informed her sagely, readjusting his grip on the paper bag he'd deigned to carry.
"Accidents happen suspiciously often around you!" she snapped back before turning to look at her shopping list. "Let's see I think that's all we need for food, bu
Familiar Faces Ch 21At first no one spoke, and a pregnant silence fell over the group.Familiar Faces Ch 21 in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Ichigo? An arrancar?" Rukia-taichou finally spoke, her words strained.
Urahara shrugged. "Not so much Ichigo himself as his inner hollow, but it makes sense, don't you think?"
//It does,\\ Ichigo said, his thoughts slightly awed. //Did you know, Shiro?\\
//Shut up, I'm thinking.\\ Shiro shot back.
Ichigo shrank back mentally. //Sorry,\\ he thought, slightly hurt.
Shiro huffed and didn't respond, contemplating silently for several seconds. Ichigo could literally feel him thinking. After a few minutes, he looked up at Urahara and Ichigo began to feel a great deal of realization and anger from his other half. "It doesn't matter," he growled aloud.
"Of course it matters!" Rukia-taichou said angrily.
"It has nothing to do with what I was saying to you! My point was that you're all still so stuck in the past th
Familiar Faces Ch 13"No!" Hirako growled out again, shoving his mask to the side. "You're still relying too much on your flash step. You'll never get faster if you can't fully combine it with a sonido." He put a hand to his forehead. "You used to be able to do this! You came up with the technique!"Familiar Faces Ch 13 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Ichigo scowled in frustration. If he concentrated, he could perform a sonido just fine, and flash steps came pretty naturally to him, but he couldn't seem to combine the two for the life of him. He'd managed to get a few good combinations in, but those tended to come randomly as the result of pure, dumb luck.
Hirako had insisted that it had to do with his lack of control over his immense innate power and had even suggested starting to teach him kido just so that he could learn that control. He and Rukia-taichou had argued for almost an hour over that one. The captain insisted that Ichigo was too young while Hirako accused her of coddling him. He'd argued that Ichigo had gone through personalized lessons
Familiar Faces Ch 20The room fell into silence after Urahara finished his summary of Akio's explanation. Okay, maybe "summary" was too generous of a word. He'd barely said that Akio had valid worries and they needed to address the situation as soon as possible before informing him that the Royal Court Representative was also from the future.Familiar Faces Ch 20 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Hence the silence.
"This guy destroys everything in the future, and he's after me?" Ichigo asked, looking more than a little shocked. "Is it 'cause I got rid of that one bad guy way back during the war you guys are always telling me about?"
"We don't know why," Urahara said, bending down and grinning one of his rare reassuring smiles at Ichigo. "But that's our best guess."
"Wait," Rukia-taichou spoke up, and glaring warily over at Akio, "If you're from the future, why can't you remember anything?"
Urahara spoke up before the future soul could. "It has to do with how he traveled into the past."
Familiar Face Ch 6New and improved! Super Hiyori Walker Mach 2! The blond girl unveiled the exercise machine with a flourish Ichigo didn't think she was capable of, but he remained unimpressed. You just get on here, and we can start your training! The boy eyed the machine warily. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary to him, but he still felt a large wariness when it came to that machine.Familiar Face Ch 6 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Finally, he looked up at them again. No, he said simply.
Hiyori growled and ground her teeth. What do you mean 'no', you brat?!
That's stupid, the boy shrugged.
The girl looked ready to explode. This is our training. If we tell you to jump, you ask 'how high'. Now get on the thing!
Hiyori stomped up to Ichigo, letting out a string of curses the boy was sure he'd never heard before...and was f
Familiar Faces Ch 15"We're almost home," Karin heard Yuzu say over the other end. She wasn't surprised it had taken them almost the full day to catch all the right buses back to Karakura Town. She did feel slightly guilty, but knew that having Kouhei at Urahara's Shop would only raise more questions. "How is he?"Familiar Faces Ch 15 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Karin suppressed a sigh. "They've taken him out of his gigai and he's resting. Urahara-san says he should be fine physically."
"Just physically?" Dang. That would have worked ten years before.
"There's no way to really confirm his mental state," she softly repeated the words the shopkeeper had said to her not ten minutes before. "Not until he wakes up. We can't confirm what he remembers and if it came too fast or not."
She waited a few moments while Yuzu relayed the edited news to the men. When the line picked up again, it wasn't her sister on the other end.
Familiar Faces Ch 8It really happened too quickly for Hanatarou to do anything. He was taking Ichigo around the Seiretei like he had before their week of training on Earth (he'd actually been planning on visiting the sixth squad since Renji-taichou had returned, and he had known adult Ichigo pretty well), when a figure quite literally flash-stepped in front of them.Familiar Faces Ch 8 in Fan Fiction More Like This
...And then Ichigo stepped up to the Captain, who wasn't the captain at the time-- he cut off the story he'd been telling Ichigo of his former self when he noticed the road block. Ichigo had already stopped a few feet back, looking up at the figure wearing a captain's robe, and an extremely lopsided hat to cover his black-and-white painted face.
So, the figure leaned down casually, his voice oozing with fake sincerity and real interest, this is Kurosaki Ichigo.
Hanatarou felt his stomach clench like it always did whenever he saw this man. Kurotsuchi-taichou, he nodded politely. We're not s
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They knew too much, Rangiku said softly, peeking out of the corner of her eye at the darkened figure walking around the adjacent room. Since she'd met himer, themtheir skin had lightened a few tones, moving from a blackish-blue that reminded her more of a shadow towards a dark gray, but she didn't find it any less disconcerting. Really, he looked more like an alien than most hollows she's seen. They knew about the Soul Society, so they can't be unsent souls, especially American souls. However, I've never seen a soul like that.
Gin rubbed his chin thoughtfully. He's not a human spirit, or an animal's spirit like Komamura, he commented, bu' I can't sense him bein' a hollow or a blank either. A' least, not much.
Rangiku eyed him suspiciously, then nodde
Familiar Faces Ch 12Ichigo should be there about now, Rukia muttered to herself, glancing out the window. She didn't know why she felt nervous. After all, this meeting had to come, but for some reason, it really bothered her. It wasn't the fact that they hadn't been able to find anything after Ichigo's little 'outburst' three nights before. She chalked that one up to a dream. But something about this particular situation had butterflies fluttering in her stomach.Familiar Faces Ch 12 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Hinamori looked up from her seat in front of the desk where she'd been helping with some of the paperwork. Are you worried about Kurosaki-taichou? she asked quietly. Rukia couldn't help but send a warning glance the other woman's way.
Don't call him that, she said tersely. Not even in here with just the two of us. If we do, it'll become too familiar and much easier to slip up.
Familiar Face Ch 5The gray-haired man scowled at him. 'Cause this 'Other Me' you've become so friendly with, is a hollow.Familiar Face Ch 5 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Ichigo blinked up at the man incredulously. Other me...is a hollow? he repeated dully.
Great, Rukia-taichou shook her head from the side. I knew I should have been the one to tell him.
What do you mean? Ichigo asked, blinking out of his stupor. I have a weird monster-thing inside my head?
//Hey!\ Other Me shot out. Ichigo ignored him.
Weird monster-thing? Hirako-san asked, then raised an eyebrow in Rukia-taichou's direction.
Apparently he met his first hollow today, she muttered the explanation.
Again, Ichigo felt himself to be the center of attention. Wait, you've never seen a hollow before today? The big man named Hachi (at least Ichigo thought he was named Hachi) asked.
The boy shook his head.
Well this'll be fun, Lisa-san muttered as she opened her book again an
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Welcome home, Kuchiki-sama. Rukia looked over at the servant woman who stood just inside the door, waiting to take her outer captain's robe with slippers in hand.
The dark-haired shinigami rubbed the back of her neck as she stepped up onto the wooden floor, leaving her outside sandals neatly below.
Thank you, Kana-san, she said, handing the other woman the robe. "And please just call me 'Rukia-san'."
Would you like me to draw a bath, ma'am, Kana asked as Rukia slipped her aching feet into the slippers.
Maybe later, Rukia responded, eying the eerily silent house suspiciously. More importantly, where's Ichigo?
Kana hesitated before answering, which sent warning lights off in Rukia's head almost immediately. It had been nearly two weeks since she had
Wish: Part 1Author Notes: I find I must make this author's note about this fic for various reasons. Those of you who have read my other stories know that I normally don't do this within the fic unless I feel it is VERY important. And to me this is...Wish: Part 1 in Fan Fiction More Like This
I have come to find that some of my KH fics don't really fit into the 'time-line' laid out by Square Enix. 358/2 Days pretty much tells that a lot of things happen in merely the span of about one week after Roxas' 'birth'. But for the sake of our love of the Organization let's pretend that these aren't literal days. Let's pretend they were together far longer than they were allowed. I try to keep things according to the facts, and you know I try to keep everyone in character... but on this one point... let's turn a blind eye. Call it slightly AU if that helps ^_^
I also have been playing with Namine's background, since I haven't finished the latest game I
Dyme and the Dozen Ch. 4Please, tell me that this this thing is NOT poisonous and about to kill me Xemnas painfully growled through clenched teeth.Dyme and the Dozen Ch. 4 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Of course its not going to kill you, heh heh. Vexen chuckled nervously before turning and whispering to Zexion, Its going to put him into a temporary death like coma and then hell wake up with a horrendous hangover and memory loss and proceed to vomit his insides out for the next week.
It was a strange sort of dream that simply faded into burning... stinging white
It felt like nothingness; the body suspended in time and space. No feeling against the skin or sensations that would tell a human being, even a Nobody for that matter, that they were still among the living.
Consciousness seemed to still be there, self-awareness in an endless field of blank white. He wondered if he WAS still alive, inwardly outwardly?
Had he just voiced this concern to the whit
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KH fanfiction by Dragonnova
Everything resumed, back to the usual routine after the pencil incident, and yet there was something different about the whole situation. For starters, she no longer had anything to draw with; she had her paper sitting in front of her at the table, but nothing to create with. This forced her to look elsewhere once more for her entertainment. Namine found herself looking at everyone, studying them, searching for that light Demyx had mentioned. At least it was a little better than staring at blank walls all day, and making silly wishes on dead worlds.
Cloaked figures entered her room long enough to drop off a plate, and then left without a word. None of them were Demyx or Marluxia... Namine knew this because she would tilt her head up like a little bird and look up at them out of the corner of her eye, searching for that familiar sheepish smile or the wisps of pink hair, but they never came. Neith
Dyme and the Dozen Ch. 9Roxas walked silently down the hallway, eyes trained on the path ahead and nothing else. He had been trying desperately to shut his thoughts off ever since he had parted ways with Vexen and Lexaeus. After talking to the Chilly Academic, the creator of the Elixir, Roxas found nothing but a bitter sort of dread rather than the words of hope he thought he'd find from the scientist.Dyme and the Dozen Ch. 9 in Fan Fiction More Like This
'Old crackpot...' Roxas snorted, rolling his eyes for just a second as he mentally torched that "old" man for his stupid experiments.
Even that old coot scientist didn't know the true power of that small flask of rose scented liquid. What Axel thought would be a harmless prank a week ago was perhaps slowly killing him and everyone who touched it.
The worst thing about this situation was he had been a part of it all; Roxas could have stopped it all right at the beginning, yet he didn't. He even went so far as to taking the first step toward destruction by slipping the elixir on Marluxia. It wa
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Wish Upon a Dying Star
KH fic by Dragonnova
It was haunting, shadowed, and menacing darkness. But not what you would normally think from the words, not a place shrouded in shadow. No, this was a state of mind manifested through art. Art cannot lie; it speaks of your inner turmoil even when you don't want it to.
Slender fingers tensed over the paper, nearly tearing it from its spiral bound edge. A feminine grunt of annoyance echoed in the room as the pad of paper was quickly lifted and changed to a fresh piece. Then the staring contest began once again.
Black coats, mocking smiles beneath the shadowed hoods; they laughed at her. It was all her pencil would allow her to draw, they haunted her mind. She even drew an image of one of said dark figures with a mighty key lodged in the middle of what would be about the
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"Don't touch it," said the Doctor as he placed the strange metal box down on the console of the TARDIS. He crouched and began to eye it suspiciously.
"Why? You're touching it," Amy answered with a hint of sarcasm. She watched his head bob back and forth slightly while he inspected the article they had picked up.
The Doctor brushed a hand through his dark hair while he continued staring at the box, studying every detail on the surface of it, trying to understand the meaning behind the carvings etched on its surface. It took a moment for him to answer his companion but he finally huffed and stated with slight irritation, "Well, I'm a Time Lord, I know what to do. This is what I do. I observe other worlds; the people and their various customs; I blend in. I'm the only one with the skill to figure out this little - gift. I get strange gifts all the time from races that appreciate
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I imagine you here. Here with me. Standing by me like you always did, fighting right beside me. Telling me everything is okay, reminding me what we live for, what we fight for.
Love. The love of friends, of family, of the worlds.
I miss you... I miss you both.
I miss you... so much...
so much... my heart will break.
Roxas carefully touched the zipper of his coat as he walked away from the vacant room, running his gloved fingers over the rough teeth before sliding his hand down to his pocket. He patted the small lump formed by the elixir beneath the leather of his coat for what he thought was the fourth, no, maybe fifth time since he had picked it up. That icy grip of dread he felt while walking with Demyx and Larxene was still haunting him, but now it seemed to be growing steadily worse.
He had hoped with all his soul that Axel would be there
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The Winner Takes It All
Axel stared at the doorway; or rather it seemed he was staring right through the door. His emerald eyes seemed clouded, hazy as though he were lost in thought. His hand rested on the massive entry, yet he didnt put any more force behind it to open it further than just that tiny crack. He simply stood in silence as though someone had cast stop on him.
Somethings bothering you...
Axel flinched. His fingers flexing on the door for a moment before resting his palm flat on the pristine white surface once again.
...But why would you come here?
There was a moment of silence that was only broken by the faint sound of his breathing resuming. He leaned closer to the door until his forehead connected with the cool surface. I dont know... he finally whispered in an awkward and unsure tone.
A small giggle erupted fr
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Honestly, he thought, they hadn't used that much of the rose scented substance; about six victims all together, that is if his last three all had taken the drinks he had offered them. Lipstick, a kiss, three drinks with just a few drops each; that left Marluxia. He must have gotten a heavy dose, a very heavy dose considering the fact that only a small coating on a tube of lipstick took down two Nobodies, and simply a few drops were used in each of four drinks.
Ah yes, four drinks. Axel expected one of them to change drinks with him just to make sure he hadn't done anything to it. However, they hadn't even qu
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~Radiant Garden was no longer so radiant. Darkness was taking it over, seeping into the planets very being. Steeping hearts with thoughts of the void.
People that were once kind were now becoming tainted with bitterness and hatred. Bright hearts filled with light... now reflected a magnified glimpse of that tiny bit of darkness found in all hearts. Some escaped to worlds unknown before they could feel the change of despair... some did not...
Darkness was stirring in every heart that remained, conquering even the strongest of them.~
There was a faint light glowing on the desk, a tiny flicker of lamplight fighting away the darkness in the room. The only sound echoing in the stillness was that of a pen scratching rapidly across paper, spilling forth research notes; accompanied by the faint sound of breathing, lips silentl
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
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“Xelloss… Come forth now.”
She called for me as she always did, a booming voice in my head buzzed and immediately I traveled the Astral Plane to her side. I appeared before her, she was in her human form sitting upon her throne. I bowed as I stood on one knee as I usually did. “Lord Beast Master, you summoned me?”
“Xelloss, I want you to find Lina Inverse for me.” My Lord Zelas commanded. “There is something I need to know.”
Lina Inverse? The human that destroyed Hell Master Phibrizzo, a piece of Lord Ruby Eye along with his ghost, aided in the destruction of Dark Star and many more? What could she want with her? … Could it be the final confrontation I’ve longed warned Miss Lina about? For some reason the thought of that human lifeless in my arms didn’t appeal to me like it should… In fact I frowned at the thought of never feeling her anger or rage again… Or another headlock.
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“You called, Lord Dynast?” Sherra bowed before her master, Dynast Grausherra.
Dynast turned towards his general with a scowl. “That woman has been here for three months and still refuses to speak much to anyone. Grau said he can’t seem to figure out what those Dion wanted with her, and it would be easier to figure out if she’d tell us.”
“Well Joe tried flirting with her every now and again and that just manages to piss her off.” Sherra rolled her eyes. “If she does speak she does nothing but growl, she’s good for a meal but damn I’ve never seen a human so negative ever.”
“That’s probably what made Zelas inquire about her.” Dynast chuckled. “I still wonder why she was so curious as to if we were going to keep her alive and that if we were going to dispose of her she asked to take her?”
“Rumor has it she’s Xelloss’s favorite human, my lord.” Sherra replied.
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Zelgadis had come here to do some research in the town’s chimera research, but he never would have guessed his path would cross hers again.
The chimera man had just arrived in town, his hood up as usual to not attract attention when he heard a very low, very annoying, and very familiar female voice barking at the waiter while stuffing her face.
“Get me another round and make it snappy!” Lina Inverse, the beautiful sorceress was eating at a rapid rate as usual, but she was alone. Zel wasn’t used to seeing this usually Gourry was with her…
“I see you still behave like a child, long time no see Lina.” Zelgadis chuckled as he approached her.
“Oh hey Zel!” Lina perked up slightly. “What brings you here? Another clue towards your cure?”
“Yeah, I had heard that they did chimera research in this town.” Zelgadis shrugged his shoulders. “What about you? And where’s Gourry?”
Anger seemed to flare from
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“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
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“Val? Jillas? Gravos?” Filia found herself wandering around her shop, utterly confused how quiet it was. It was rather eerie as she noticed it was dark, how did it get so dark so fast? That’s when she felt wind blowing that made her spin around, and she froze at the figure before her.
It was Val-No, Valgaav, his horn on his head proved that point, and he was dressed in the same outfit she met him in. His eyes had a piercing glare on her, one she hadn’t seen since the Dark Star Incident…
“Well if it isn’t the little lady…” Valgaav said in a low tone. “What brings you here now? To finish the job your ancestors failed to? Your people that murdered all of my kind?!”
“N-no!” Filia just stared at him in complete horror. “Val no! You know I just want you to be happy I-“
“DON’T PATRANIZE ME!” Valgaav roared at her. “Why all this time take me in? Out of pity? Out of fear? You thin
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“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.
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“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
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“So why exactly are you bringing this woman before me today, Xelloss?” Greater Beast Zelas Metallium tapped her fingers on her throne, her head resting on her hand with a bored expression on her face as she examined her general priest standing next to the half elf girl Lena. “Don’t tell me you want time off to spend with her again, that’s getting rather bothersome.”
Lena turned to Xelloss a bit surprised as she whispered. “I thought you told me she gave you the time off from your missions when you’d come to visit?”
Xelloss chuckled a bit, opening one eye to look at her. “She did, I just didn’t tell you that I had asked for it.” He mumbled, then turned to his lord. “Actually my lord I have a request to make. You see, I would like permission to be wed to Miss Lena here.”
Zelas just sat there blinking several times. “…”
Lena gripped Xelloss’s shoulder, worried about the reaction th
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Amelia sighed as she stared out the window, recalling the argument she had with Zelgadis like as if it were yesterday. They fought over letting Lina leave with Xelloss that faithful day she almost married Gourry. Zelgadis insisted that they never should have let her leave with a monster, father of the baby or not. He refused to believe Xelloss could change, and didn’t believe in Amelia’s views of justice. Eventually he got fed up and walked out on her, and he hadn’t returned in nearly a year. She sighed, leaning back in her chair and reading the letter on her desk from Pokota. Her and Pokota had become close over the past year, after all Seyruun was helping Taforashia rebuild and repair. They were exchanging letter back and forth, and Pokota had mentioned how it was a shame Zelgadis and her argued like that, even though he himself was shocked about the news of Xelloss and Lina when she told him. Her fingers ran across the last couple of lines he wrote.
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Once inside, Chihiro guided Haku into the living room. "Sit there," she instructed, pointing at the couch.
With an amused expression, Haku walked over to the couch and sat down. He crossed his arms and smiled at Chihiro. "So, what will we be watching tonight?" he inquired, tilting his head slightly.
Chihiro froze. She had no idea. "Umm... I'm going to surprise you."
"I've kind of been the Spirit World my whole life, Chihiro. I don't think I've ever seen a movie."
Chihiro frowned. "Then how do you even know what a movie IS?"
"I overheard a few things when I was still a river."
Chihiro sighed and rolled her eyes. "I'm surprising you anyway. Just give me a minute to find it." She quickly scanned the shelf full of DVDs, not seeing a movie that appealed to her. She decided to just randomly pick one. It wasn't like she would be paying attention, anyway.
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Chihiro couldn't decide. She didn't want to leave her world, but she didn't want Haku to have to adjust. Or she could just let him go. As soon as she thought of that, she was horrified at the thought of Haku leaving, never to return. But Chihiro soon realized that that might be the easiest option. Nothing would have to be sacrificed, except for seeing Haku. But there are other fish in the sea, Chihiro thought reluctantly. She looked up at Haku; he was looking back. Could he tell what she was thinking?
"Well?" Haku asked.
"I think," Chihiro had to pause before she could say it out loud. "I think that you should... you should go back to the spirit world. And I'll stay here."
Haku said nothing for a moment. "Is that really what you want?"
Chihiro nodded. She felt a tear roll down her cheek. "I- I think it's best. It would be the easiest thin
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"How about," Chihiro suggested, "you take me back to the bath house?"
Haku bit his lip. For the first time, he seemed unsure. "Well, Chihiro, I'm not sure if I could bring you back." He paused, as if to let it sink in. "It was very hard for Kamaji to bring me here. He told me that I had to stay there once I got back."
Chihiro looked away from Haku's brilliant green eyes. She didn't know if she wanted to go or not. Be with Haku forever and never come back to her world, or stay where things were familiar and never see him again. "How long can you stay here?" Chihiro asked quietly, looking back up.
"A long as you want me to."
"Even when my parents come back?"
"They don't have to come back until you want them to," Haku said, smiling.
"How-" but Chihiro stopped. Haku has his ways, she guessed.
"So do you want to go or not?"
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Chihiro stepped in her room and looked around. She looked under her bed. She checked the hall. Nobody was there. "Haku," she whimpered.
She felt someone's warm, strong arms slowly wrap around her waist from behind. "What do you need?" said a low voice in her ear.
Chihiro turned around and saw her favorite green eyes. "Haku," she whispered. "You came back...again." She rested her hands on his shoulders and nuzzled his neck.
He smiled. "I asked you a question," he said playfully. "What do you need?"
Chihiro hesitated. Did he mean what she thought he meant? She was very tempted to say "You," knowing he would probably, well.... But she decided against it. For now. "Um, some water would be nice," she choked out. It was really an excuse for time to think.
Haku let her go. "Just water?" he asked, still looking deep into Chihiro's eyes.
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Chihiro leaned against a nearby tree and closed her eyes. Without realizing it, she fell asleep, dreaming of green eyes and sweet kisses.
When Chihiro opened her eyes the next morning, she was on her room. She glanced at her clock. It was ten o'clock in the morning. She started to panic but then relaxed, remembering it was Saturday. But then a new question consumed her: "How did I get in my room?" she asked out loud. Confused, she made her way downstairs to the kitchen, her stomach growling loudly. Once she was in the kitchen, she noticed a note on the refrigerator:
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It was Haku. He was taller, and his perfectly straight black hair was pulled back into a slightly messy ponytail. His eyes, his eyes were exactly as she remembered, intense and yet so kind.
"You came back," Chihiro whispered, wrapping her arms around him. "I missed you so much."
Haku carefully wiped away the tears Chihiro hadn't realized she was crying. "I missed you, too."
Startled by his deep voice, Chihiro let go of everything except his hand. She was afraid he would disappear if she wasn't touching him. She looked up at him in amazement. "You, um, you're all.... You're older." She cringed as soon as she said it, embarrassed at how stupid she sounded to herself.
Haku laughed. "You too." Was it Chihiro's imagination, or did his eyes just flicker downward? He pulled her close again. "I need to give you something. Take a walk with me."
Transfixed by his eyes, all Chihiro co
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Chihiro's alarm woke her with a start. She didn't want to wake up, because she was having her favorite dream. The one where she still worked at the bathhouse...
and Haku was there. She could still easily picture his straight black hair and shocking green eyes. Chihiro laid in her bed for a moment, wishing she were still in her dream, and then sat up straight with the realization that it was her sixteenth birthday. She smiled, but it was a sad smile. She sighed, remembering that last year she had hoped Haku would return, only to be disappointed. She could still hear his voice in her head: "We'll be together again one day..."
As she walked to school, alone as usual, since she hadn't made many friends in this town, she wished there was someone she could tell about the spirit world that wouldn't think she was insane. "Maybe this year he'll come. That would be the ultimate birthday gift," she thought. She sighed (as this had become a habit sinc
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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 127: Discussions! Fortune Cookie Wisdom
As it always happened, it didn't take long for Xellos to annoy Filia into raising the volume of her voice. "That's not it!" Filia yelled, quickly covering her mouth to avoid waking Val and Palou. "You know that's not what I mean, raw garbage." Surprisingly it was Filia who got the conversation back on track, only because she wanted to get away from the embarrassing topic of her nonexistent attraction towards Xellos. "What were you saying about business?"
Right, it was time to go out with it. "I want you to talk some sense into Milgazia."
That took Filia by surprise. "What do you mean?"
"I know this sounds crazy and believe me it is, but the truth of the matter is that Zelas and Milgazia are... well... a couple," Xellos painfully push the words out with a clear look of intense disgust on his face.
"Excuse me?" Filia blinked.
"You heard me," Xellos insisted. "I'm not repeating such a nasty thing."
"Calumny!" Towards both side
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Episode 126: Shock! Celebrity Couple
Sitting on the roof of Filia's shop as the sun rose over the horizon to a new day, Xellos contemplated the moment when he found out about the shock. He had just recovered at the time and was walking down the hall at Beast Master's palace in Wolf Pack Island, minding his own business. He heard Zelas talking to Galathia as they made their way through a different hallway and stood at the corner hidden from view, listening to a portion of their conversation, cut off and out of context.
"That's the full report from the monster rumor mill." Galathia finished with a tale that Xellos didn't quite catch. She was in fact talking about him and Filia. "Some are oddly amused, some are surprised and some simply don't believe it. However, other than those who have actually seen visual proof of the matter, many seem to think it's all some crazy rumor."
"I suppose it is hard to believe," Beast Master agreed. "A monster and a golden dragon together..."
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Episode Five: A Vivid Dreamscape
By the time Filia was done with dinner, Amelia and Zelgadis had already left the restaurant. It wasn't that Filia's appetite was anywhere near Lina's, she simply started her meal when Amelia and Zelgadis were almost done and was distracted by it long enough to miss their departure. With a full stomach, Filia noticed that it was already dark and she was certainly exhausted. Her matchmaking plans would just have to wait for another day. Hopefully whatever Xellos was planning would wait for many, many days, because she would seriously need a long time to recover from today.
Although they had paused their insults that pretended to be flirts, (or was it flirts that pretended to be insults?) The routine was resumed when Filia requested the bill and Zangulus handed it over to Xellos. The golden dragon had shrugged and held a tiny victory in watching him pay, though she was the one to provide a tip for Zangulus, because she knew Xellos would
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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 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 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 080: Rebirth! The Light Of New Hope
Gravos, Jillas, Palou, Lina, Gourry, Amelia, Zelgadis, Zangulus, Martina, Phythan, Onyx, Celo, Tiffany and Fang watched as Xellos paced across the living room for the twenty-something time. Elena emerged from the hallway with all eyes immediately landing on her with curious expectant gazes. "It will be a little while longer, it seems that first hatching was a false alarm, but it's definitely happening soon. I just finished setting everything up so Filia can bathe him when he hatches. Val needs to concentrate to find the strength to break out of his egg. If there's a big crowd when he comes out of the egg it can frighten little Val."
"Yes! You can do it Val! Keep going, that's it! Go Val!" Filia's voice was heard from Val's room, catching everyone's attention. Val was hatching, this time for real. Xellos attempted to head over, but Gravos blocked the hallway, shaking his head in a silent indication that Filia's wishes should be
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Impossible Dreams – Good Ending to a Bad Day
</i>Kiss #12: In a good mood.</i>
Hello, my name is Tohru Honda, and I'm a high school student about to finish her second year. This year has been such a roller coaster ride for me, especially the past few days. I mean learning about the core of the Sohma's big family secret in two days… Wait a minute; I'm getting ahead of myself, aren't I? Eh heh… Sorry about that… Let me start again.
Two years ago I lost my mother to a fatal car accident. I stayed with my paternal grandfather for a while, but his house needed renovations to make more room for my aunt, uncle, and cousin, as they were moving in to help take care of him. So Grandpa asked me if I had somewhere I could stay while the house was being worked on. Since I was paying for school, I had to stay nearby, so I couldn't go with him to stay with my other Aunt. I guess I c
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Kiss # 3: Jolt!
After returning home from school, Tohru paused outside Shigure's study, announcing that she and Kyo were back for the evening. He looked up from his book, and peered over his glasses, and greeted her warmly. She took a brief moment to set down her bag just outside the door and entered the room. Shigure welcomed her in, taking off his glasses, folding them neatly, and placing them on top of his book, as she knelt down beside him.
"How was school today, Tohru?"
"It was a good day, thank you," she replied before continuing, "Though I can imagine that it was a long day for Yuki."
"Oh? Why's that?" Shigure asked, tilting his head and rubbing his chin thoughtfully.
"Everyone at school noticed his black eye and he was the center of attention all day. A few asked what happened to Kyo's nose, but most of the attention was guided toward Yuki, which I think upset Kyo a great deal
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I have to rate this one more of an older audience, fyi.
Disclaimer: I do not own Black Blood Brothers or its characters. I'm just going with the flow of other story tellers, with my own flair and style so if you like it, go ahead and fave, if not, just ignore. No flaming, k?
Clouds scudded across the night sky, covering the half moon as they passed. Somewhere, a clock struck the hour, three loud gongs that reverberated through the chill autumn air. Jiro Mochizuki stared out the window from the second story of the warehouse turned apartment that he shared with Mimiko Katsuragi and his little brother, Kotaro. He held his long, silver katana to one side, the blade about an inch out of its sheath.
He could hear Kotaro's soft snoring coming from the next room, something he was very glad for. And if he let his senses roam a little further, he coul
Mimiko's Vacation Chapter 1It's been a couple months since the Zealous Thunder God attacked the Special Zone and Mimiko's in need of a vacation. Here follows the events of her vacation with the Mochizuki brothers.Mimiko's Vacation Chapter 1 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Chapter One: The Arrival.
Mimiko Katsuragi stretched, her arms reaching towards the sky, both whole and strong again, mostly. Her right arm was still a little shaky after having been in a cast for weeks on end, but only when she tried to lift anything weight more than ten pounds. And her right leg was also a little unsteady, but she felt more like herself than she had in quite some time. The bruises and scrapes from her encounter with the vampire, Kanaye Raidon, were all healed and only the memories really remained.
"I can't believe we're really here," she practically squealed as she looked out the door of the small airplane. After having switched from a transatlantic flight in California to a smaller plane, it was good to be on land, even though t
Mimiko's Vacation Chapter 6Mimiko rolled over with a groan. Light shown in through the thin walls of the tent and she threw one hand over her eyes to try and keep it out, but it had done her job and she was waking up. "What time is it," she groaned, wishing there was an actual roof over her head.Mimiko's Vacation Chapter 6 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Lucienne rolled over to find her watch. She squinted at the numbers. "Eight." She put the watch down and rolled back over. "Way too early to be up."
Suddenly, clanging sounds came from outside.
"Rise and shine! Time to be up! Breakfast's cooking! Or should I say lunch?"
The whole tent full of girls groaned and pillows were thrown, even though they didn't make it past the zipped up door. "It's too early!"
The clanging got closer as one of the boys banged a skillet with a wooden spoon. "Up and at em or we'll eat all the eggs and you won't get any!"
Karri groaned. "We're coming. We're coming.&
Mimiko's Vacation Chapter 3"This store looks promising," Lucienne commented as she parked the car in the large lot outside a sporting goods store. "They usually have a pretty good selection."Mimiko's Vacation Chapter 3 in Fan Fiction More Like This
The guys pulled up next to her in their car. Loud talking could be heard coming from their car, making Jiro glad he'd decided to stay with Mimiko, though Kotaro had wanted to join the four guys on the way over. He'd felt very grateful that they'd parked in a shaded area the night before and he hadn't yet needed to make use of his umbrella that he had by his side.
Mimiko was out of the car before he was. It took him a moment longer as he pushed the umbrella out ahead of him, opening it before he stepped out into the sun. His long red coat and hat were catching some rather odd glances from other shoppers entering or exiting their cars, but he paid them no mind. The afternoon air was hot and dry, the sun shining mercilessly from above.
Once everyone was out of t
Mimiko's Vacation Chapter 5Zelman looked around him. Red rocks were everywhere. Why they had to go out in the middle of nowhere was beyond him. Although there was the added advantage of being out of the public eye.Mimiko's Vacation Chapter 5 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Since he'd landed in America, he'd done some scouting to find out just where the Compromiser and the Silver Blade had gone. It hadn't been too difficult. These Americans were fairly open, after all, unless many Japanese he knew. And after learning that they'd headed out to the desert, it didn't take long to find their tracks and follow them, once he knew what to look for.
And although he knew the general area of where they were going, he still hadn't come across their little camp. But he had come across a canyon, which definitely intrigued him. Besides, he didn't need to be in a hurry. The sun was still up and he knew Jiro wouldn't be doing much until the sun had gone down. That's when the rea
Mimiko's Vacation Chapter 4Zelman leaned back against his first class seat. He had the entire section to himself, total VIP treatment, which suited him just fine. Sayuka had definitely delivered. But then she knew better than to try and place a reservation for anything less. And he could afford it.Mimiko's Vacation Chapter 4 in Fan Fiction More Like This
He sipped his drink from its clear glass. Being a VIP definitely had its perks, he decided. Perhaps he'd travel more often, not that everyone else back at the Special Zone would like that, but then he had persuaded Sei that he wasn't going to do anything Jiro wouldn't do, which was likely. After all, he had to protect his own interests as well, though the Dragon King had given him a strict warning that if he did anything to reveal their true nature, he'd definitely be punished for it.
Zelman laughed. A little boy was giving him a lecture. Granted, Sei was, technically, older than him, even if he was in the form of a chil
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Mimiko stared. She suddenly felt very unsteady on her feet. "What . the ?" She stumbled a few steps back, knocking into Kotaro. They both went down, her crutch crashing to the ground beside them with a bang. They sat there for a moment or two.
"Mimiko! Mimiko!" Her fellow compromisers were suddenly swarming all over the place. "Are you okay? What's going on? What happened?"
"Speak to me, Mimiko," Hibari was practically crying as she knelt in front of the stunned girl.
"What about the kid," another coworker asked. "You okay?"
Kotaro hitched up onto his feet, brushing off the woman who was trying to help him without answering her. He was strong, after all. He went immediately to Mimiko's side. "Hey, Mimi! Mimi!" He tugged at her sleeve. "Mimi, can you hear me
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Rinsuke smoothed back his purple hair as he walked down the street. The rain from the night before had definitely washed out a lot of things. Buildings looked cleaner on the outside, but the gutters were filled with trash. He found he was very glad that clearing the gutters didn't fall under his job description.
But it was a lovely day, the sun out and the sky a bright blue once more. His investigations were going fairly well, all things considered, though he was at a bit of a loss on finding out who the vampire after Mimiko was. The Coven boys hadn't helped, destroying the Black Blood before the Company had gotten to him. He was probably just an underling though. Something would turn up. It usually did.
His phone rang and he reached for his pocket, pulling the device out. Looking at the number, he sighed. He waited another ring before answerin
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A quick knock sounded at the doorway and Jiro went to answer. He took a quick step back when he saw who was behind the metal barrier.
"Well, Silver Blade," Zelman grinned through the open doorway, "Aren't you going to invite me in?"
Hibari bent to retrieve her drink from the vending machine. Compared to the day before, today was turning out to be completely boring. Mimiko wasn't there to tease about Jiro Mochizuki. The usual crew was all out on assignments, and there was no real juicy gossip to spread or anyone to really spread it to, which was absolutely annoying and unacceptable in her book.
Chihuru, one of her fellow compromisers, tottered past, her face all nervous. She was acting very flustered, more so than usual. And this girl was easily flustered.
Sensing a bit of fun, Hibari went in for the kill. "Hey, Chihuru," she called.
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"Mimiko. Mimiko! We have to go!"
The covers were pushed back away from her huddled form and she whimpered. "No!" She tried to grab for the covers, to hide under them again, but to no avail.
"Mimiko, we have to go," the voice spoke again, more urgently.
Other voices could be heard, loud footsteps on the hard flooring. The sound of crashing furniture momentarily overwhelmed them, followed by angry cursing. From outside, the loud crash of thunder reverberated through the air.
Mimiko cowered into an even smaller ball, the darkness surrounding both her and the shrouded figure by her bed.
"Mimiko, we don't have time for this!"
"But, momma! The thunder!" Another clash echoed from the sky.
She suddenly found herself swept up into a pair of strong arms, pressed firmly against the woman's chest, taking in the smell of ginger and apples, her mother's scent. "Mom