A Still Beating HeartYou expect me to wait for you to contact meA Still Beating Heart in Free Verse More Like This
You expect me to be by your side through your shit
Sorry bitch that's not me, I have too much pride
Go ahead leave me it's your fault this died
Please get out of my face
You're just a disgrace
You wish for your fairytail ending
Waiting for me to try everything I can to keep us together
Sorry I can't support trash you lazy bitch
Go away from me, and go find another to deal with you
The naive idiot who you can manipulate, you will be the perfect two
Don't ask for me back you heartless fuck
I am done with you forever, you're out of luck
When I left you the first time it was justified
You were pushing me ever closer to suicide
How could you have treated me this badly?
Making it almost impossible to keep my sanity
But now I can say we are done
I was way off when I thought you were the one
Immaculate MisconceptionI am drowning in the tears I have cried,Immaculate Misconception in Free Verse More Like This
Surrounded by blood, broken dreams, and regret,
I will not fall and I will live on,
I will forever believe in myself and not some god,
This path is one that I have chosen wisely,
Looking at all the issues plaguing the world,
If there is a god he does not give a fuck,
With all of the innocent kids who bloods is spilled,
The ones who beg for help who never receive it,
Who live in broken homes, get abused, and left to die,
Who look at the fucking sky and scream "Why god why!",
Can you really look them in the face and say there is a god,
Tell them that he is just busy with other things,
What is he busy with it can't be the poverty stricken nations,
You know or the kids who get bullied everyday and have thoughts of suicide,
Everything the church tells you, and their stories, are all lies,
I stand for believing in yourself,
Have pride make your own life,
Live through the pain, and strife,
Be a happy person don't ever fall,
Even when it seems you have
Never Forget How Things Used To Be.I should simply just forget about you,Never Forget How Things Used To Be. in Free Verse More Like This
You've changed I hate to say it,
You're not who I thought you were,
What happened to the person who would care when I left,
The person who would appreciate the love I give,
I threw away everything just to have you back,
Now it is love that I lack,
My heart is in pain I can't think,
I should just delete every poem I have ever wrote for you,
Go back to the one that loved me for me,
They always treated me right but I had to ruin it,
Like everything else I had it all and blew it,
Now I am in a prison of my own creation,
Stuck in a never ending cycle of disapointment,
You are not the person I loved,
All of your maturity seems to have gone away,
Just left without a word to say,
You're not what I need you are my downfall,
A wretched being in my never ending quest for happiness,
With open eyes I no longer see,
Never forgetting how things used to be,
Broken WingsI wish what we had would've lastedBroken Wings in Free Verse More Like This
But we fell apart so easily
All I do is cry at the thought of you
I miss you so much, and I need you
Am I the one to blame or is it you?
I wish I could take this all back
But sadly it's over unless we fix it
I'm falling apart without you being you here
My heart is shattering at the thought of being alone
I'll do whatever it takes to keep us together
But I need your support, I need your love, and your touch
This is something I can't do alone for I am only 1 person
Every second without you causes my heart to go through a constant erosion
I know you want to be together but you need to put in effort too
This is my attempt to get this through your head
Because I don't want our relationship to just drop dead
We have the power to keep it together
We can overcome the fucking nonsense
I am shaking from the pain I feel
I am starting to contemplate what is real
Don't let us die for no reason
Lets fight for our chance at love
Take my hand we can conquer it all
Mind Games.Blood covers my hands as I try to forget a broken pastMind Games. in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
This nonsense, and fake happiness won't last
Thinking of you only makes me hurt more
I can feel my tears leave my eyes, and hit the floor
You say you will be here for me
But at any slight problem you flee
How do you expect me to stand by your side
When by this simple requirement you won't abide
I see you crying but I can only stare
Trying to find the strength to care
Why can't I just leave this alone
Forget you, and all of the chances you've blown
All you do is cause me pain, and guilt
Tear down the walls that we once built
I think it's too broken for me to stay
I can't stand to be treated this way
My soul shattered
My heart beaten, and battered
I do my best to pretend
That this horrible relationship didn't have to end
You go your way, and I'll go mine
I am furious that I wasted this much time
A knife to my happiness I have taken
Wishing I was not this mistaken
A woman like you is best kept locked away
For it is hearts you choose t
All I want.Thrown to the side, hurt by the one I love, and destroyedAll I want. in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I am sick of being treated like trash, it makes me paranoid
Being on the edge is not somewhere I want to be
Can't you see what all of your toying is doing to me
I cry so much it is ridiculous
Your ways of hurting me are meticulous
All I want is for you, and I to be together
To take on hardships, and bad weather
But that is too much to ask
Way too dawnting of a task
You make me feel like a worthless human being
A painful breakdown of my life I am foreseeing
I just want to be happy
But all you do is make me feel shitty
I am sick of your games
Only a cold, and broken person remains
The Scars On My Wrists Are ProminentThe Scars On My Wrists Are Prominent in Free Verse More Like This
The scars on my wrist on prominent
My death and suicide is imminent
I wish you could feel the effects of your words on my well being
The blood rushing from my wounds is freeing, and uplifting
I may look fine on the outside but on the inside I am dying
I can't seem to shake this constant crying
In a dark room all alone no one to look to
Except myself in the mirror someone I wish I knew
I just want to die
I don't even know why I even try
This life is a joke it feasts on the innocent, and broken
So many words of the dead left unspoken
Lifes cut short by heavy scrutiny, and hatred
Nothing in this world is sacred
I walk a path of pure sadness, and regret
Wondering if it would be a good idea to just end it all yet
Take away the pain I feel inside
Save everyone the trouble of slowly killing me
The pain is all I have left
Happiness is just a memory
An Innocent Life Taken.Blood covers the floors of the houseAn Innocent Life Taken. in Free Verse More Like This
And there laying on the floor a beaten spouse
In the corner on his knees sits a regretful husband
Tears shed in memory of a woman who finally got what she wanted an end
Years, and years of abuse can take a lot out of you
So much hate, pain, and misery built up too much to undue
I cry when I see an innocent life taken, and a man who had no idea what he had
A woman taken in her prime, shot down, and ripped from life it makes me so mad
At least it is finally over, and done with
So much tragedy I hope no one has to relive
It pains me to see a life taken so recklessly
It brings out a different side of me
One that is full of rage, hate, and sadness
I want to hurt that man break him in half
He needs to know what it feels like
To be treated like shit then thrown away
She did not deserve any of this
Thrown away like an old bottle of piss
Take this as a lesson
Always remember what you have, and don't take it for granted
Be kind to everyone espe
A Social DisgraceI won't fall into those eyes,A Social Disgrace in Free Verse More Like This
You are absolutely everything I despise,
The way you walk, talk, and carry yourself is painful,
Everything you are is fucking disgraceful,
Acting like you know everything it hurts my brain,
Keeping me barely able to stay sane,
Open your eyes,
If I could just walk away it'd be easy to say goodbye,
You say you want to bleed,
You say that I'm all that you need,
But all you do is party,
Popping pills and sipping bacardi,
The marks on your neck don't lie,
I know you have been with many guys,
It pains me to see you slowly collapse into nothing,
Seriously you could have been something,
Now you are nothing more than a common whore,
With the mentality of a 13 year old screaming yolo,
Dead in a dumpster is the only place your life will go,
Also that guy who has "swag",
Is a bitch destined for a body bag,
Do yourself a favor and change,
Make the world a better place,
Clean off your dirty face,
Quit living life as a disgrace.
Leave My Life.Hurt me again, and break my willLeave My Life. in Free Verse More Like This
Just to get a thrill
Say you love me just so I feel well
Then take it back, and send me through hell
I hate you for what you did, and didn't do
I just want to kill you
My heart is not a toy
You bring me hate, and absolutely no joy
Just leave me alone
A broken person with no home
I have felt suffering no one should ever know
I should have left about you a long time ago
GOW - The Party (One Shot)The PartyGOW - The Party (One Shot) in Short Stories More Like This
“Par-ty: Noun: A social gathering of invited guests, typically involving eating, drinking and entertainment.”
The only problem with the castle was that it didn’t exactly look very… welcoming. That was Madison Carmine’s one gripe with being here. Not to give the wrong impression, he was more than happy to stay here with his newfound friends of Lacouna and Akvolt’s new Horde, but as a human, he felt rather unsettled.
A Gothic looking castle, stained glass windows depicting Locust triumph of ancient times, chandeliers, serpent shaped candles in the corridors and footstep echoes that went on for miles. This was all fine and dandy for the higher sect of Locust that lived here, but not for him.
The lower floors, where the Drones, Grenadiers and Boomers also resided, wasn’t any better either. Devek was trying to get him to join in their “festivities” so to speak, which included Ticker Runs, Bloodmount
Gears of War OC: T'CharkGears of War OC: T'Chark in Profiles More Like This
Who is T’Chark?
According to the old testament of the Trinity of Worms, T’Chark is the almighty Worm Goddess of the Locust Horde, the symbol of their hope and the founder of the trinity. Legends state that she formed the trinity alongside two others, one called Azazael and another known only as the “Demon King”
T’Chark was said to be the guardian of the “higher plains” where good souls were rewarded with friendly fights and feasts for all eternity, while the Demon King was the guardian of the “pits of the forsaken”, the Locust equivalent of Hell, where the evil were forever punished. As for Azazael, it is believed that he was the “judge” and would watch the souls of the Locust, deciding what their fate would be.
T’Chark and Azazael were said to have mated, and she gave birth of a clutch of children that helped dig the tunnels of the hollow, so that the Locust may thrive and prosper. Sadly, Azazael
Gears of War: Depredation - Chapter 1 (SK)Chapter 1: Welcome to HavenGears of War: Depredation - Chapter 1 (SK) in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Welcome to Haven… The Bastion of human revival. The symbol of the COG’s undying strength. The icon of our race rebuilding hope for all.”
That was the message that constantly repeated over the many loudspeakers that surrounded the armoured citadel known as “Haven”. What used to be a large city dedicated to the wealthy and fortunate, with an economy, history and artistic flare that could rival Halvo Bay, had been converted into a new sanctuary for the humans… and a new military headquarters for the COG. A new Jacinto of sorts.
Haven was merely it’s adopted name, the city itself used to be called “Capitol One” It and it’s twin sister city “Opulent Capital“, or “Opulent C” as it was known, were a stone’s throw away from the Gorza dunes, the neighbouring wasteland of the Deadlands.
Fortunately, Haven had been completely free of Locust a
Gears of War: Depredation - Chapter 4 (SK)Chapter 4: The EpsilonGears of War: Depredation - Chapter 4 (SK) in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“So, more than just Locust killers eh? You know how they act, what they like and dislike, and what makes them tick? All very interesting things to hear Carmine.”
“Are you saying you’re believing me Doc?”
“Let’s not jump ahead of ourselves, but what you’re telling me makes for very interesting reading.”
“Sooner or later, you’ll believe. I promise you.”
“Hey Doc, before we continue, can I ask you something? The Gears who arrested me, they say a Commando unit tracked me down? I didn’t even know we had any commandos left, other than Delta!”
“The Commando unit that tracked you down weren’t COG, they were Cyron - The Epsilon.”
“Guess that explains why I ain’t heard of them… who are they then?”
“The Epsilon are a Black Ops team that have been working for Cyron since the Pendulum Wars. The membe
Gears of War: Depredation - Chapter 3 (SK)Chapter 3: Soul Killers, RedeployedGears of War: Depredation - Chapter 3 (SK) in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“I know what you might be thinking Doc, but I swear to you, I do know and have spoken to the legendary Soul Killers! Well, I somewhat know them…”
“They didn’t attack or kill you?”
“No, they follow Lacouna now. She wants peace, therefore they go along with her!”
“Even though we still get reports of COG Gears and Cyron Troopers dying by Soul Killer hands?”
“So much for peace.”
“That isn’t fair doc! If we didn’t attack them and agree to Lacouna’s peace, I bet you the Soul Killers wouldn’t fight back.”
“That is rather hard to believe. You have to see it from my point of view Mr Carmine. Surely you know of the astronomical amount of Gears the Soul Killers have BRUTALLY slain over the years? Now you expect us to believe they can reasoned with?”
“They can and they will! I’d be showing
Gears Of War - OC - Petrek (DECEASED)Name: PetrekGears Of War - OC - Petrek (DECEASED) in Profiles More Like This
Description: A fairly tall, lean looking Kantus clad in armour similar to that of High Priest Skorge. Sporting spiked leggings, arm pads and a helmet that resembles Skorge’s, but does not have the “dreadlocks”.
Petrek’s skin is a fairly aging grey colour, and he sports some wounds. Most notable are his bandaged, missing left eye and his bandaged right arm.
Notable Points: 2nd in Command to The Lost
Close friend of Jakada and his daughter, Nokada.
Bio: The Stoic and serious Petrek was a Kantus who served as the 2nd in Command of the Rebel Locust group known as “The Lost”. He served the group faithfully until his tragic demise after the flooding of the Hollow.
Before Myrrah’s new testament came into order, Petrek was a trainer in the art of self defence. He taught many Kantus Acolytes how to fight and, if need be, kill to protect themselves and others from harm. H
Gears of War - OC - Epsilon GiestName: Giest (Real Name Yuri Beznik)Gears of War - OC - Epsilon Giest in Profiles More Like This
Description: Physical Description - CLASSIFIED
All Epsilon Commandos wear pitch black, cleaned body armour ranging from light to heavy. In Giest’s case, he wears moderately lightweight body armour so that he may manoeuvre around the battlefield quickly. Giest has small ammo pouches strapped around his lower chest and both a pistol and knife holster on his legs. On his right arm, he has a wrist radar device with a light blue interface.
Like other members of the Epsilon, he has the Epsilon emblem on his shoulders and blue LED’s around the arms and shoulders. His helmet is similar to a balaclava and his a three eyed night vision goggle headset strapped to the face. (Referred to as tri-goggles)
Scout/Sniper of the Epsilon
Designated: Epsilon #2
Bio: The COG prisoners of Gorasni POW camps often talked about the UIR Major known as Yuri Beznik. A s
Gears of War - Original Creatures - FlayersName: FlayerGears of War - Original Creatures - Flayers in Profiles More Like This
Description: The Flayer is almost identical to the standard Lambent Drone in almost every way. The only real difference is the headgear: the creature looks as though it has the Visor of a Flame Grenadier fused to it’s face, suggesting that was the Locust it once was before mutation.
Flayers also glow a slight shade of green, rather than Imulsion yellow.
Weapons: “Corrupter” Chemical sprayer, Boltok, “Injector” blade.
Bio: A rather unique creature of the Lambent mutations, the Flayers appear to be the personal cadre of soldiers serving under Emissary Rain Maker. Though they are just as wild and feral as any other Lambent when the Emissary isn’t around, they show an amazing amount of restraint, sentience and loyalty when he does command them.
Flayers arm themselves with Rain Maker’s twisted weaponry: Their prize possessions being a weapon known as The Corrupter: A modified Scorcher Flamethrower that, rathe
GOW - Gift to DarkA117 - Akvolt, Locust RangerAkvolt: The Locust RangerGOW - Gift to DarkA117 - Akvolt, Locust Ranger in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The sun was high in the sky and it’s heat beat down on the rocky, desert mountain pass. Cacti swayed about in the gentle, but hot breeze as they were coated in sand. Lizards scurried along the abandoned roads and Snakes searched for places to warm their bodies.
At the very top of the mountain pass was a small keep, possibly from the age of Armageddon. It used to be a tourist attraction before the Human-Locust war, people would flood and withstand the scorching heat to come and see this piece of history. It had stood the test of time, as despite a few cracks in it’s walls, the keep looked well kept.
Though the building served as a tourist trap back then, it now served a far more sinister purpose.
Inside the keep, a group of people sat at the authentic wooden tables on the old oak chairs, the windows still stained glass and the walls still a solid brick. These people were clad in makeshift armour, mostly they had their normal clothes
Gears of War - OC - RampageName: RampageGears of War - OC - Rampage in Profiles More Like This
Description: A towering, imulsion infected Boomer with most of the “fat” replaced with charred, cracked muscle. His horribly disfigured face is locked in a snarl, with various tentacles and veins growing out of the back of his head and down his neck. His mismatched eyes also show signs of anisocoria.
The armour he wears, battered and broken, resembles that of a Mauler Elite’s armour. He also sports two (sometimes four) tentacles that grow out of his back, which resemble a Lambent Berserker’s.
Spawned after the first battle of Nexus
Credited as one of the Lambent’s “most destructive fighters”
Bio: The death of the Lambent warrior Longsword hit the Lambent Overseers harder than they let on. Their most powerful warrior, second only to the Emissaries, who had successfully and loyally served them for so long in the war, had perished. How could this
Cry No More ch 7During the middle of the night, Nathan and Milotic were inside the bedroom, sound asleep next to each other. All was quiet inside of the house and out. However, outside, three shadowy figures were creeping towards the house and soon reached the front.Cry No More ch 7 in Short Stories More Like This
One of the figures pulled out small glass cutter as the group approached a window. After cutting the glass out of the window, they silently made their way inside the house. Room by room, they crept inside to make their way to the bedroom that Nathan and Milotic were in.
Slowly opening the door, the three shadows silently walked towards the sleeping couple, and loomed over the side of the bed. One of the figures pulled out a syringe that held a clear liquid and quickly covered Milotic's mouth.
She awoke instantly to see the three figures, but did not have the time to react. The shadow had quickly injected the needle into her neck. Milotic coughed as the liquid seeped from the needle into her body. She tried to scream to wake Nathan up, but
Cry No More ch 9Nathan had successfuly infiltrated the headquarters and was on the lowest level. Time was beginning to run out as he quietly rushed through the hallways. Checking corner after corner and evading patrols, he searched for the captured Pokemon that were somewhere on his floor.Cry No More ch 9 in Short Stories More Like This
Nathan suddenly froze. He could hear a patrol's footsteps from behind his position. In a quiet panic, he began looking for a place to conceal his presence. Spotting a door, he then quickly rushed inside. Luckily, the patrol had failed to notice him.
After a short sigh of relief, Nathan began to look at his surroundings. What he saw made his heart stop. The large room had cages that lined the walls of his hiding spot and in each one, there was a Pokemon trapped inside. The creatures all started to clamor as they took notice of their visitor.
"Shh! Calm down! Do you want them to hear you?"
The Pokemon started to quiet themselves down as they started to trust him. "Okay. Now don't worry. I'll get you out of here," Nath
Cry No More ch 4With the sun still shining in the sky, Nathan and Milotic had finally reached home. It was still the same as they had left it. Nathan's house still stood in the same spot all of his life. Plus, the lake also looked the same, but just as dazzling as the atmosphere around it as the sun's reflection shimmered on the motionless surface.Cry No More ch 4 in Short Stories More Like This
"Well, here we are. Home sweet home as they always say," Nathan said to Milotic with a sigh as they approached the house.
"Sure is," she answered happily. "Just as I always remembered it." She gazed at both of their homes for a moment. "Hey, Nathan, could you...show me around your home for a while?" she asked.
Nathan nodded. "Alright. Follow me inside." He led Milotic to the front door of his house; wiping his shoes on the doormat. The inside of the house was very spacious with white wallpaper coating the walls and expensive-looking decor and furniture located throughout the rooms. "So, this is it. This is the inside of my house," he stated.
Cry No More ch 1The orange, early morning light pierced through the bedroom windows and engulfed the landscape outside as Nathan slowly crept out of bed. Sighing, he peered out of the window to see both the sleepy city and the lake that the bedroom overlooked as another day began. All was still, inside of the house and out. Not a sound of any type came from any direction. After slowly walking into his kitchen to make himself breakfast, he then made his way outside.Cry No More ch 1 in Short Stories More Like This
Outside, he observed the workshop. It provided him a decent living by using his arc welder to fix equipment for others if they brought them in. However, business was rather slow during the past few months and he had nothing to work on for anyone. But he did not let that worry him too much.
Making his way to the grassy hillside, he eyed the city below intently as it caught the glimpse of the morning light. The city was where he could get food and other supplies he needed to live in his home and what remains of his life in solitude.
Cry No More ch 3Two hours had passed since Nathan had treated the Milotic's wounds inside the cave. Awakened from his sleep, he began to slowly open his eyes; letting them adjust to the light pouring into the cave. Standing in front of him was the Milotic he had helped earlier; her eyes gazing into his and her long, serpentine body cradling his. Nathan was startled at first, but then he smiled and stood up. He also noticed that the bandages covering her injuries had been removed.Cry No More ch 3 in Short Stories More Like This
He could see every gorgeous feature of the Milotic. She appeared to be the most beautiful thing he had ever seen in his whole life. The cream colored scales on her long, serpentine body, her silky, crimson hair, her lovely fan-like tail, and her deep, red eyes were all breathtaking to him.
"Oh, hello! Looking and feeling better, I bet. When I said that you'd be better in no time, I guess I wasn't kidding," he said with a slight chuckle.
The Milotic nodded and nuzzled him quickly; letting her wet scales brush up ag
Cry No More ch 8The storm clouds blanketed the sky and hovered above the city as rain continued to strike the buildings and streets. People where busily shuffling down the walkways as Nathan sifted through the crowds. They appeared oblivious to his presence, nor did they knew of his true intentions.Cry No More ch 8 in Short Stories More Like This
He began searching for Ike within the crowds, knowing that he was the last person to see both him and Milotic when they were together. From within the crowds, Nathan suddenly spotted Ike. He was completely unaware he had been spotted. Still sifting through the crowd, Nathan started to tail him. Eventually, he followed him into an dank alley, with garbage cans and dumpsters littered around the place, and lit only by a single lamp from a wall with the rain caressing the surroundings.
Ike turned his head around to see the shadowy figure of Nathan walking towards him. He began to quicken his pace as he drew closer. Still being followed, his heart began to beat out of his chest as he began to sprint away from N
Cry No More ch 6One afternoon, Nathan and Milotic were sitting near the grassy ledge that overlooked the city below, with her head on his shoulder. Suddenly, Nathan heard footsteps approaching from behind. He turned around to see a man about the same age as him walking towards them.Cry No More ch 6 in Short Stories More Like This
"Hmm...Look at what we have here! A couple of lovebirds, I presume? I hope I didn't interrupt your quality time together," the man said to them.
Both of them stood up from the ground. "No, no. It's alright, really. So, what brings you here?" Nathan asked.
"Well, you could say I was just curious to see this place. Oh, I almost forgot! Name's Ike," he said shaking hands with Nathan.
"Alright then. I'm Nathan. This is Milotic."
Ike turned his attention to the serpent that stood next to Nathan. "Well, hi there, beautiful! And how are you today?" he asked her.
Milotic's tailfins whisked over her face as she giggled. "I'm doing fine today, thank you," she answered to Ike.
A surprised look suddenly appeared on Ike's face. "Huh? W
Cry No More: Milotic's BioMiloticCry No More: Milotic's Bio in Profiles More Like This
Weight: 311.02 lbs
Born in a river that cuts the nation in half, Milotic was raised as a Feebas by her beloved mother and father and lived alongside one brother and sister whom she cared for very much as well. Recently, her original home was under threat of human construction, so the family was forced move downstream to relocate. The young fish found little difference and discomfort in her new home and soon continued on with her daily life. During her spare time, she either practiced hunting for small prey in the river, played around with her brother and sister, or spent quality time with her parents.
Several years later, the time had arrived for the siblings to evolve. Her brother and sister had transormed first, but no luck came to her right away. Her parents became concerned with this dilemma, but were confident that her time would come soon. Five days later, she finally evolved into "the most beautiful and tender" Mi
Cry No More ch 2The next afternoon, Nathan felt the need to get some fresh air and supplies. He decided to make his way toward the city. As he walked outside the house, he noticed that the sky was completely covered in a blanket of pale, gray clouds. "Looks like it's gonna rain. I'd better make this quick," he muttered to himself.Cry No More ch 2 in Short Stories More Like This
Heading down the wooded mountain, he would usually stop to look at the trees and admire them for being filled with life, which granted the same peaceful state as sleeping on the lakefront. But since it was about to rain, he did not have time to do so.
Nathan finally made his way into the city. The city was bustling with crowds of people on every sidewalk and cars on every street. The inviting lights of the shops, restaurants, and other buildings beckoned him to go inside, but he knew he could only stay for a short time.
Upon entering a store, he suddenly was no longer in much of a hurry as he strolled through the building. As he made his way into aisle after aisle, he took f
Already HomeThe quiet air became chilledAlready Home in Free Verse More Like This
As the skies above turned gray.
The clouds blanketed above;
A storm was fast on its way.
All the trees were shuddering,
While the freezing wind blew,
And wailed, and groaned loudly
Throughout the whole afternoon.
Nathan and his tender friend,
A beautiful Milotic,
Headed straight on through the woods,
Which appeared to be quite thick.
It seemed to be a long walk
Back to thier own abode.
The storm was deathly nearer
As the heavens brightly glowed.
As thier journey continued,
Seeking for any shelter,
Milotic noticed Nathan,
Who was drawing close to her.
She gave a warm, gentle smile
That shone like a work of art.
Nathan had smiled back at her,
Never growing far apart.
He had then felt her long tail
Curling snug around his waist,
And squeezing him carefully,
Just to confirm he was safe.
With a sudden downpour,
The malestrom had just now struck.
It appeared as though the pair
Had to rely on thier luck.
But there was still some hope left.
Nathan had spotted a cav
Last danceIt was a sunny day, and the crisp golden leaves of fall crunched under their feet.Last dance in Horror More Like This
The girl and her Gardevoir, walking side-by-side...
"Come on Gardevoir, we're almost to the next town!"
I turned to my beloved Pokémon and smiled, and she smiled back, hurrying to catch up from catching a few of the still falling leaves.
We walked slowly through the arch of golden-red trees, watching flurries of leaves fall and drift away on the noon winds.
We stepped into the town and looked about.
"Come on, let's stop at the Pokémon centre and get everyone checked."
We walked into the building and I approached nurse Joy who smiled and took my Pokémon.
I watched as she put them on the healing machine.
The normal tune played and she handed back five of my poke balls.
I looked at her curiously.
"I'll be just a minute, your Gardevoir needs to be checked, the machine picked something up, I'm sure it's just something minor"
I felt something in my stomach tighten. I didn't like the feeling I wa
Pkmn: Truth and IdealsTruth and IdealsPkmn: Truth and Ideals in Horror More Like This
I remember hearing from my friend about a ROM download for a Pokémon Black game fairly recently.
She told me the site via email and I downloaded it eagerly.
Oddly enough it wasn't a real Black game- the title screen came up with both Reshiram and Zekrom.
Pokémon: Truth and Ideals
Of course this immediately interested me, I inquired to my friend about it but she refused to answer her email again- I even tried her cellphone but she wouldn't pick up.
Oh well, I decided I would play anyways.
I made my way through a fairly normal Routine, but instead of the Female and Male trainers the professor popped up and there were three of the Female player when I clicked female.
The professor smiled and a text box popped up.
"Do you follow Truth or Ideals?"
This made me stop and actually think- Truth or Ideals... It was a hard decision.
Remembering the third girl I hovered over each one in order.
The first one had a text box. "Truth is the only way..."
The second had
Mask of deceptionIt was cold that morning when I met it, the pokemon everyone was talking about.Mask of deception in Horror More Like This
I was in the ruins of some old castle, exploring.
I constantly explore the ruins and the nearby caves, it' a hobby of mine, exploring things.
That's when It appeared, A Yamask.
We didn't know much about them at the time, and so there wasn't any information on them.
I pulled out a pokeball as I sent out my trusted partner, a shiny Gardevoir.
"Ariana! use shockwave"
Ariana sent a bolt of electricity at the strange pokemon, paralyzing it as well as diminishing it's health slightly. I smiled to myself and threw a great ball at it.
I watched eagerly.
Once. Twice.. Three times.
The pokemon was mine!
I assume now your going to start thinking "and this is where the story gets bad, I bet she got attacked by that yamask"
For many years, that Yamask and I traveled together, as partners and friends.
But..there was one thing I never understood, sometimes without warning or any triggers, my beloved frien
Giratina's Graveyard"come on Yumi! It's just a graveyard!"Giratina's Graveyard in Horror More Like This
"I-I know but..."
"But what? You believe that silly old legend? everyone knows Giratina is just a myth to punish bad kids!"
"Y-yes... b-b-but what if he were real?"
"pfft. Stupid girls and their stupid questions! Your too worriesome!"
"hmph! I'm not a stupid girl!"
"then prove it, Yumi! Come in the graveyard!"
I shiver and look at the graves. All of those dead people, the thoughts of their decaying bodies... it scares me...
I tremble a little more, and stick my foot in the graveyard with a soft thud.
"See. your fine." Jiro says.
I walk quickly to where Jiro is, still frightened by the dark of this place.
"Quit shivering, Yumi! Or golbat will come and drink your blood!"
I shiver more.
"That's a terrible thing to say jiro! Golbat aren't mean like that!"
Jiro sighs, and continues walking through the graveyard.
We stop in front of a huge mausoleum with strange carvings on it- people keep saying it houses some s
Little Bluebird...Somewhere over the rainbowLittle Bluebird in Horror More Like This
...Birds fly over the rainbow.
...Why then, oh why can't I...?
... my name is Articuno... it has been a long time since I had any visitors...
Why was I singing?
...You'll know soon enough...
I used to be happy you know... until the Pokémon poacher found me...
He wanted legendaries for his wide collection of rare Pokémon... I was caught off guard...
but...let me tell you about my wings...
They were beautiful then...like Ice glimmering in the sun...
I was proud of this, proud of their beauty.
Pokémon came from all around to meet me, and they would marvel at my wings.
I received compliments daily on them... all Pokémon thought they were beautiful...
But then that poacher caught me...
He sent me out to battle one day, and I tried to fly away.
That was a mistake I will always regret.
He sent out an Absol- and gave it a command.
"Tear off Articuno's wings."
The Absol jumped onto my back and began tearing
ImaginaryHave you ever had a friend?Imaginary in Horror More Like This
How silly of me of course you have...
But I have to ask... why have you come to visit me here in this place?
This hospital for the unwell?
I don't think I belong here, do you?
Oh my how silly of me... you need to know about me first before you can tell me that correct?
I'll start then...
I was eight years old when I first got Pokémon fire red, and finally I was able to go to my favorite town.
I won't tell you that when I walked into lavender town I caught the "lavender town syndrome" because I didn't, Lavender town always soothed me.
I moved my sprite into the town, and immediately felt lulled by the haunting tune, I even began to hum along- and I despise humming.
I walked into Pokémon tower after having obtained the silph scope, and when I finally put the mother Marowaks soul to rest I was content.
It was on my way out of Pokémon tower when it happened- a wild encounter, a Cubone no less.
Excitedly I caught her, and I was happy.
That year my
Gales of Darkness: XD002Gales of Darkness: XD002 in Horror More Like This
Many years ago the small village I live in used to be a large town...
But that town was destroyed when the beast was created...
There was once a man named Greevil, and he lived on an island in the sea. Nobody knew why he had chosen such a place to live, the Island was dangerous, and said to be home to Lugia, the protector of the islands.
It was many years ago, that a boy saved our region from Greevil, who made Lugia a monster, and called him XD001.
The boy fought with his pokemon along side him, and they won the battle, the boy captured Lugia and purified him as he had done with many pokemon.
That boy no longer lived there, and we were no longer allowed to have pokemon. But... I saw it. I saw the beast, I saw what he did to our villages protector.
I... I couldn't stand Idle, and let our protector suffer...
So I caught a Ralts, and I began training her- Ralts were rare for our area, and so I was lucky to find one.
We trained, battling wild pokemon to strengthen ourselves, and eventually
Kill SwitchKill Switch in Horror More Like This
The happy tune of my heartgold game played through my ds speakers as I hummed to myself. I had found a helpful little code for cloning, and was hoping it would work.
I had activated the code and quickly selected "continue game".
I found myself in the pokemon centre, exactly where I had saved.
I quickly walked the trainer over to the pc box, still humming to myself.
The options came up and i sped through them to Bills pc. I selected move pokemon and scoured my 12 boxes of shiny, event, and normal pokemon for a cloning victim.
My eyes fell upon a pikachu, a level 50 event. Specifically, this was the Ash's pikachu.
I quickly moved over to a Vaporeon and moved her out of the way before holding R, picking up the pikachu, and quickly plopping him into my party in hopes I would have one in my box, and one in my party.
I quickly closed out of the party, selected another box, and returned to the original box I had been in.
I selected party and noticed something strange.
Instead of a pikachu, so
GemsThe smell of rotting corpses...Gems in Horror More Like This
They're finally cleaning out those old mines. It's about time.
Those damned Sableye were beginning to smell.
I watch as a man wheels by a wheelbarrow of the rotting corpses, half-decayed and eyes missing, they are of no use now.
They'll be dumped in a huge pile of sableye bodies deep inside Iron island.
There's a new batch getting in today.
I smirk at the thought, the more money we make, the more Giovanni is pleased.
The new sableye are unloaded, their shining diamond eyes filled with imperfections.
We'll fix that soon enough.
We lead them into the mines, where all sorts of Gems sparkle.
True, we could easily sell all these gems.
But when a sableyes gems are ripe enough, they are worth much more.
We watch as the Sableye engorge themselves on gems. A few of them stop, and are... "assisted" by a worker to help them eat a few more.
I watch as the sableye have mroe gems shoved into their mouths.
After a few hours, they are ripe.
We examine their eyes, and a
HM Slave DragonairI was a dragon...HM Slave Dragonair in Horror More Like This
I was mighty... I was fierce... I was loved...
I had power like no other pokemon in my masters team... She loved me, and cared for me...
Her lovely purple Dragon...
But now... now she's talking to a boy.
She wants to trade me away for a black charizard, saying it's a wonderful colour, that she hates purple.
I feel my tears well, but I hold them back.
Master... such mean things your saying now... did you ever really love me?
The boy smirks and they trade, switching pokeballs.
The charizard seems to give me a look of... apology?
The boy smiles and waves to my trainer as she walks away without second thought of me.
I look to him with a sad smile when she is gone, but I'm met with a glare that makes me shiver.
"Come on slave."
S-slave? I am no slave... I am a mighty dragon!
The boy digs into his bag, and shoves two things at me, I squirm not knowing what's going on, and frightened of his movements as he attempts to shove them at me.
I cry out as I'm sla
Whispers in the dark 2 | Episodio 27Whispers in the dark 2 | Episodio 27 in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Episodio 27: Renació la sombra
Se acabaron las vacaciones de Navidad y tuvieron que volver al colegio,Adam como siempre estaba medio deprimido aun que sus amigos siempre lo consolaba.Extraño fue que Max no vino a la escuela el primer dia aun que "es típico de él" decian todos.
- Estamos en las mismas - dijo Julius a la hora del recreo - yo hecho de menos a Aracne ¿te vienes hoy a mi casa para olvidar nuestras penas? - preguntó con un toque teatral
- Vale -
- ¿Y yo y Andrómeda qué? - reprochó Samuel
- Lo siento chicos,mi padre solo me deja traer a una persona a casa -
- No pasa nada,Sam y yo podemos divertirnos solos,vámonos - aseguró Andrómeda agarrando a Samuel del chaleco
- S-si... -
Y se fueron
- ¿Se han enfadado? - preguntó Adam preocupado
- Nah,no creo,ya se les pasará -
Llegó la hora de salir y no tomaron el camino de siempre.El barrio donde vivía J
Whispers in the dark 2 | Episodio 19Whispers in the dark 2 | Episodio 19 in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Episodio 19: Andrómeda
Pasaron unos dias y Adam ya no se sostenía en pie,de verdad tenía que dormir algo pero Super no quería que viera a Kevin,asi que con sus mayores esfuerzos siguió su vida normal.En el colegio casi se duerme en muchas clases pero sus amigos lo despertaban cuando veían que se queaba torrado.Tocaba clase de Biología con Davi que hoy se mostraba deprimida.
- Bueno chicos,hoy toca la segunda parte de los poderes de la Tierra,como debieron estudiar,la clase pasada estudiamos los poderes de la luz,ahora vamos con los de la oscuridad,abran sus libretas y apunten muy bien -
- Espero no dormirme en medio de clase,este tema me interesa mucho... -
-No te preocupes yo te despierto si eso -
- Gracias Samuel... -
- Como en la luz,hay muy pocos poderes de oscuridad,y como hay uno que envuelve todos estos solo quiero que se aprendan ese ¿está bien chicos? bien pues de la tribu con este poder que vamos a ver son
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Episodio 26: El hijo de Lucifer
Ya llegó el dia de Navidad,todos estaban emocionados.Prepararon una gran mesa para que todos se pudieran sentar y sobre todo ¡hicieron mucha comida! Adam no es que estuviera muy entusiasmado,por que no estaba Kevin y la pasada noche no pudo dormir,además de que no tendría regalos.Sentado en el sofá mirando la tele mientras sus hermanas y amigos jugaban y los mayores charlaban.Como faltaba mucho para la cena se fue a su cuarto y comenzó a escribir algo,Toronto se acercó pidiendo cariñitos como de costumbre,lo acarició cabizbajo y el dragoncito lamió toda su cara.
- Ay Toronto... - limpiándose un poco asqueado - extraño mucho a Kev...pero lo que hice está bien ¿verdad?
- Si...ahora le estoy escribiendo una carta para que él no nos extrañe,¿quiéres poner algo? -
Toronto quemó una de las esquinas
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Episodio 28: Lo más importante para mi
A la mañana siguiente,Toronto despertó muy animado a su papi,parecía increíble pero Adam había dormido de un tirón gracias a la luciérnaga de peluche que le dio Bolita.Acarició al dragón y se dispuso a vestirse y prepararse para ir a desayunar.Hoy tocaba su comida favorita,huevos fritos con no sé qué más cosas que a él no le importaban,solo le interesaban los huevos fritos.Espe bajaba siempre con ojeras,los quintillizos no la dejaban dormir,ahora era su padre quien hacia el desyuno.Acabaron de desayunar y Tasio escampó los cereales por todo el suelo y Super fue quién lo tuvo que recoger,aun que Adam lo ayudó y ya se le hizo tarde asi que se metió todos los libros en la mochila y salió pitando,sin ni si quiera asearse.Cuando llegó a la escuela no habia nadie en los patios asi que las clases había
Whispers in the dark 2 | Episodio 21Whispers in the dark 2 | Episodio 21 in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Episodio 21: Ya lo saben
Al dia siguiente todo era normal...
- Super,Super - le murmuró Tasio
- ¿Qué? -
- Tobi tiene novia ¿sabes? - riéndo
- ¿En serio? -
- Si,es Acavi ¿quiéres que los espiemos? -
- Erhm no Tasio,gracias,estoy muy ocupado -
- ¡Jo! anteis molábais más...ah,por cierto,¿Adam no durmió hoy en casa? -
- ¿Cómo? -
- Me dijo que como me comporté yo en mi primera cita y se fue,no volvió en toda la noche y ahora tampoco -
Super se asustó y fue a ver si estaba en su cuarto,no había ni rastro de él.
- ¡¿Dónde se habrá ido?! -
- ¿No estará en casa de su amigo? - pensó el gato
- ¿De Key? ¿para qué iría a casa de Key? -
- Pues a lo mejor para pedirle consejo también... -
- ¡Le dejé muy claro que no quería verlo con él! -
- Ya empez
Whispers in the dark 3 | Episodio 10Episodio 10: Aprieta ese puñoWhispers in the dark 3 | Episodio 10 in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Las ciudades volvían a tener luz,quizá porque Tasio fue reemplazado o quizá porque estaban utilizando otro método para conseguir electricidad,quien sabe.Aquella noche Kilian tuvo otro de sus extraños sueños,estaba detrás de una reja,como en una cárcel y estaba mirando a una televisión donde estaban emitiendo las constantes ejecuciones a los soldados Naturalistas.Se despertó confundido y tarde,se había quedado dormido y los demás ya se habían levantado y estaban entrenando.Dias antes Quimera les contó a todos sobre sus poderes,ella era una quimera y supusieron que de ahi venía su nombre y que la querían por sus extraños poderes.
El ambiente de SanRaspeig era ahora muy ajetreado,los soldados iban en busca de Kilian y sus amigos y muchas veces la ciudad fue atacada,asi que Laveuer y Viana estuvieron de acuerdo en irse de allí y perderse en el bosque,habí
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Episodio 20: Confesándolo todo
Adam no pudo dormir casi,tuvo muchas pesadillas,mientras tanto su amigo domia como un tronco,no habia quien lo despertase.En sus noches sin dormir,siempre pensaba en Kevin y en por qué se sentía asi cuando estaba con él.Ese beso que le dio,hizo que temblara y que su corazón se acelerara.Pero él no estaba seguro de esos sentimientos,si,habia muchos animales homosexuales,pero cada vez eran más juzgados y un ejemplo de ello era Max,además de su padre que ni en broma querría verlo con él.Julius se despertó y lo miró.
- ¿Estás bien? -
Adam se dio cuenta de que se levantó
- S-si... -
- No te veo bien -
- Pues si estoy bien -
- Te conozco y sé que no estás bien -
- Bueno,estaba pensando otra vez en Kevin... -
- Te gusta de verdad -
- E-eh...supongo que si...pero no sé si a él le gusto...además mi papá no quiere
Whispers in the dark 2 | Episodio 31 FINALWhispers in the dark 2 | Episodio 31 FINAL in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Episodio 31: FINAL - Nuestro poder oculto.
Kevin salió del hospital y todo fue bien hasta que a Adam le comenzaron a dar ataques más fuertes.Decía que odiaba a todos muchas veces y se intentó herir muchas otras.Además,siempre decía que veía a Max cuando salía a la calle y parecía que tenía una esquizófrenia,aun que eso era cierto,Max había escapado del centro de menores gracias a los darks.Se había vuelto tan loco que ya ni a su padre visitaba,su hogar ahora era el Bec de l'àguila con Demos,Nightmare y los darks.Estaban preparando una especie de antena gigante,en la que pondrían muchísima oscuridad y asi toda la Tierra se infestaría de ella,todos los animales se volverían como ellos y los humanos serían aun peor,lo único que fallaba en sus planes era el Hikari.
- Adam está en sus últimas,creen que lo curaron gracias al otro tip
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Episodio 9: Secuestrados
-Je,no les hagas mucho caso... - dijo Adam tímidamente
- Está bien- contestó Key seriamente - por cierto, ¿estás preparado para volver a clase? -
- Ah...pues no lo sé...yo no quiero volver -
- Lo entiendo -
- Key...¿te puedo confesar algo? -
- Claro,somos amigos - le sonrió
- Antes tenía muchas pesadillas pero desde que somos amigos ya no tantas,y ¿Nightmare me deja en paz? - se preguntó a sí mismo
- Wow ¿enserio? no sé,supongo que te estarás recuperando -
- ¿Gracias a ti? -
- Ja,ja,ja,no fantasiees... -
- Je...está bien - dijo muy avergonzado
- Bueno,me tengo que ir chaval,duerme bien -
Key se fue y Adam se puso a dormir pensando en la conversación que tuvieron una y otra vez,Chris y Kira se acurrucaron al lado de él.Al día siguiente todo marchaba bien,hasta que salió junto a sus hermanas y los demás h
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Episodio 11: La identidad de mi amigo
Adam huyó hacia el bosque y cuando sus ojos se pusieron azules se paró y pensó en lo que hizo,se puso muy nervioso y casi llorando estuvo buscando a Key por el bosque y por el pueblo.
- ¡KEY! ¡KEY! ¿¡Key dónde estas!? -
Pero no lo encontró.Mientras tanto Tasio fue con Super a decirle algo.
- Hola Super -
- Hola Tasio ¿qué ocurre? -
- ¿Sabes que el colegio de tu hijo esta quemado? -
- ¡¿QUEMADO?! - gritó Super
- Si,aun que Adam está bien lovi salir de allí y los bomberos ya llegaron al lugar -
- Uff...¿y dónde está él? -
- No lo sé... -
De repente Adam entró con muy mala cara y sin saludar fue a su cuarto cerrando la puerta de un portazo.
- ¿Tienes idea de lo que le ocurre? - dijo Super preocupado
- Bueno...puede que él... -
- ¿Estás insinuando que Adam hizo es
When the Sun meets the Moon 7When the Sun meets the Moon 7 in Romance More Like This
When the Sun meets the Moon
Told in Solé's POV:
"I..." I said. "I really, really want to help...but..." I fell silent. Sure, Josh is nice...but I had bad experiences with Trainers... I thought back of what Josh's mom told me when she examined me, short before I fell asleep...
"You should take it easy in battles. It'd even be the best if you wouldn't battle at all... I don't want to take to many risks, since you'll need to use your back a lot in battles..."
"I'm no use at all!" I exclaimed in panic. I could see Josh's shocked expression.
"Of...of course not!" He said. "We need you to help finding your old Trainer and lock him up. You're the only one who knows him..." I felt a whole lump in my throat.
"I'm no use because I can't battle..." I said while I felt tears in the corners of my eyes. "I can't battle at all..it'll hurt my back..." A tear rolled down my cheek.
"...Solé..." Luno hugged me. He hugged me...
"I want to h-help so bad, b-b
When the Sun meets the Moon 8When the Sun meets the Moon 8 in Romance More Like This
When the Sun meets the Moon
Told in Josh's POV:
I woke up early, around 7 AM. I didn't know why first, but then I realized I was a Pokemon Trainer. Ethan was up already but Solé and Luno still slept, so I decided to go downstairs and eat breakfast.
"Hey!! You're up already?" Ethan said when I walked into the kitchen.
"I always get up around seven." I replied.
"Awesome." That's the fun thing about Ethan: he wouldn't be as difficult as people I've met.
"So...you're gonna go back to the Pokemon League today?" I asked. I had no idea how a Pokemon League Champion spent his time...
"I don't think so. I still got my private life and holidays, you know?" He winked.
"Wouldn't you want to have holidays when Trainers knock on your door to battle the Johto League Champion?" I didn't even realize that. League Champions like Ethan wouldn't have a second without Trainers calling or finding them to challenge them...
"Well...I guess I'd like some holidays then,
When the Sun meets the Moon 9When the Sun meets the Moon 9 in Romance More Like This
When the Sun meets the Moon
Told in Luno's POV:
"I...I think I like you..." God, only think? I only think I like her? No, I was sure I liked Solé, but why didn't I just say: 'I like you.'
"You...think you like me?" Solé repeated. I bit my tongue as I felt my heart pounding up my chest.
"No..." I whispered. "I like you, Solé. I like you a lot..." I felt how my cheeks went from pink to red.
"I like you too, Luno." Solé whispered with one of her smiles. A cute, soft smile. One of those smiles that make you happy, whatever happens.
"Since when?" I asked.
"...What?" She tilted her head to the side.
"Since when did you like me?" I looked to the sea.
"I don't know, to be honest..." She said. "I don't know, but I do know I like you..." I heard the cries of Wingull passing us.
"I'm not sure when, but I think the first time I met you..." I said hesitatingly. I didn't quite know how to tell her this... "I...You..." I bit my lip.
When the Sun meets the Moon 12When the Sun meets the Moon 12 in Romance More Like This
When the Sun meets the Moon...
Told in Josh's POV:
"I'm glad you could come so soon." Ethan started. "You must be Alice then..." Ethan quickly shook hands with Alice. "Nice to meet you, and good to see you again, Josh." Solé looked up to Ethan and smiled. Luno looked at Filleo, rather defiantly. "I called you all because I have someone who eagerly wants to join you. He might be helpful as well." A boy leaned against the PC on the desk. He walked towards us and shook hands as well.
"Nick?!" The name slipped through my lips. "I thought you were in Unova!"
"Looking for Trainers who might be able to help with this case." Nick simply answered.
"Ehm... This case is goes back in time longer than you think...and Nick works on it as well..." Ethan said a little higher than usual. If this were an anime, I would've drawn Ethan sweatdropping...and not to less...
"You know each other...?" Alice asked.
"I met Nick in Unova..." I mumbled. Nick didn't look like the blond
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When the Sun meets the Moon...
Told in Solé's POV:
I still was worried about things. I mean, the fact that Nick was interested in the Azure Flute bothered me, and then combined with my vision
Okay, it was a dream, but somehow, I get the feeling that it wasn't just a dream. I had the close feeling that it would be happening. Of course, I didn't know for sure, but who does, right?
The following hours - days, even - I was extremely cautious around Nick. We stayed in Ecruteak for a while, just to stop and look at the nice city. Josh and Alice kept a close eye on me, and Luno was by my side all the time. He didn't ask too often about my vision, and acted real sweet. He really was my ray of sunlight then, always there for me. Glacia was hanging around with me more often. The young girl didn't exactly knew what was happening, but she just was around and always up for a play-battle.
Blaze, however, was acting weird. He hung around me a lot more than
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When the Sun meets the Moon
Told in Josh's POV:
"S...Solé's?" I asked with gritted teeth. I had him now...but he could escape anytime with that Pidgeot... And it looked like it would do anything to prevent it from attacking it's master...
"Who are you?" Alice asked again.
"Me...I'll keep my identity secret for a while..." The boy grinned. "But I might give away my first name if one of you battles my Lucario..."
"Bring it on." Alice said.
"Do you want his identity or not?!" Alice's hand went to one of her Poké Balls on her belt.
"So then we battle." Alicia tossed a Poké Ball. A Staraptor flew out of it, circling in the air. "Star, use Wing Attack!" Lucario jumped from the rock and launched an Aura Sphere attack to block Stars Wing Attack. It attacked with a Close Combat. "Star, evade it!"
That Lucario is just being let alone... He knows what to do... I thought. But how can I get it to stop attacking S
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When the Sun meets the Moon...
Told in Josh's POV:
I stared at the flute in the greatly decorated box.
"The Azure Flute..." Alice gasped. Solé's head peaked over the edge of the small table, trying to look in the box.
"It's just a flute..." I told her, somewhat pushing her head back down.
I didn't even bother to talk in Pokémon. The way the Kimono Girls were being serious about a simple flute... Solé protested when I kept her down, but gave in.
"It's not just a flute!" Alice exclaimed, "With this flute you can call Arceus!" She said a little bit too loud. Nick straightened his body a bit, interested. All the time he had looked a little uninterested, and then he just got interested ? No way that he wanted to
'Yeah, like someone like Nick could control the world? Why would he even want to, right?' I thought.
"Exactly," Kuni said, "With the help of this flute, you will be able to summon Arceus."
When the Sun meets the Moon 11When the Sun meets the Moon 11 in Romance More Like This
When the Sun meets the Moon
Told in Josh's POV:
"Tim, why the heck are you in Johto while you were in Unova, training that Lucario of yours?" I said.
"You're that kid who punched me in the face while I tried to capture my own Pokemon back!" He held his nose. Tim didn't look anything like the Tim I saw. He now wore some black cape, hat and jeans, similar to Blaine's...
Similar to Blaine's...?
"Luno's mine now." I said, shaking off the thought. "He is my Pokemon." Tim's eyes were still wide open.
"What do you mean, 'He's mine'?! I'm Luno's Original Trainer!!"
"You shouldn't have released him!" Alice said angrily. "Josh captured him now!"
"After he punched me in the face while I tried to capture him!"
"You knew he didn't want to return to you!!" I yelled. "You released him, and you don't know it, but he only evolved into an Umbreon so he could battle you to prove he isn't weak!!" Tim fell silent.
"Is that so..." He quietly said. "Is it true that you wanted to bat
Aoi BungakuIn high school French class, I recallAoi Bungaku in Free Verse More Like This
a student asked Madame if she thought in French
and being an Anglophone she said no, not usually –
though if she spent enough time thinking about it,
she would begin to think in it.
not only think but also dream in other languages.
In the haze of sleep madness, fervent fever,
words make themselves known to me –
emerge as grey crows, discernible
only by outlines in the fog.
They glow like ash in flickering blue
torchlight, cast by sweetly burning resin.
I dream of staying with a French family,
and though I understand them effortlessly
I struggle to translate my own words in “real time.”
Strange how messages that begin and end
in my head need only convert one way.
I speak to myself in dreams, and I
Second"I don't really compare myself to other people."Second in Free Verse More Like This
"That's a lie and you know it."
that should sting but you know he's right
always had to be the first because you weren't good enough to be first
first of your friends to 'get serious' with a guy
(if torched letters late night arguments and aggression like leaks sprung from a water tower
counts as serious)
first to have a 'real' job (or so you told yourself because you got it through 'real' means)
first to get your license (to what?
drive yourself to work, to prom, to park in lots overlooking light pollution where you almost
kiss a girl and neither of you know if it's a joke)
first to lose it
(both psychologically and physiologically and
you won't admit your age at the first one)
failure stings like nettles under your fingernails no one else can see
always second, but you only let it show for a second
silver medal. assistant director. valedictorian candidate.
3.84 because 'anyone with a 4.0 in unive
Aurora CorporealisOn those days, you leapt from planesAurora Corporealis in Free Verse More Like This
unafraid to fall because you were already flying.
On those days, you did not speak
because the words slipped between your vocal cords
and could not make a sound.
On those days, I could see you through vast skies
over open oceans and beyond slow-falling snow
because you stood so tall in a crowd of billions.
On those days, you were the northern lights
and the whole world became the southern hemisphere.
On those days, I watched your horizon turn on itself.
Frost crept over your limbs and hail fell into the firmament.
I was not afraid because I did not understand.
On this day, I erode under warm water,
crumble into clay against the wall,
hyperventilate as steam fills my lungs
and I write my worry into words.
I am afraid because I understand.
Lingua FrancaA lifetime of practice has taught meLingua Franca in Free Verse More Like This
what I am lacking but not how to name it.
I once ground seashells into dust with a German girl
and we drew calcium pictures on the shoreline rocks.
For an hour, we did not need words.
LiliumTo the wilting lilies on my kitchen counter:Lilium in Emotional More Like This
I am reluctant to throw you out.
You bloomed within a day. Well, some of you. I snipped off your blood orange anthers with the kitchen shears, coating my fingertips with pollen before it could dust the slate and stain my clothes. Hand jobs are always easier to clean up.
I forgot to water you once. I'm sorry.
In the mornings I plucked chlorophyll-starved leaves from the countertop and tossed them in the rubbish bin. Your support system fell one by one, even as you still grew and opened up to the world.
Your petals began to turn limp and brown. I cut away the flowers that were no longer beautiful, but insisted the rest were good enough to keep – until they dropped off in pink clumps, leaving bare stigma behind.
There is not much left of you anymore. I putter over a few unopened bulbs among foreign greenery I can't name: small fading leaves and rubbery green leaves with velvet underbellies.
Still, I am reluctant to throw you out.
This Is Just To SayI have stolenThis Is Just To Say in Free Verse More Like This
that were in
you were probably
to wear tomorrow
they were delicious
and so warm
--The Laundry Gnome
Wolf Legend - Part XII12. SanctuaryWolf Legend - Part XII in Fantasy More Like This
"Where the hell are they?" Les asked. He anxiously reached for the cigarette tucked behind his ear.
"Beats me, Mel said they'd be back in about an hour, three hours ago," Carl said, picking up his newly dealt hand.
"Well, what else did he say?" Another man in the back asked, walking towards the poker table.
Les turned to face him.
"I don't know nothin', Destri. I'm just sayin' what Mel was sayin'," Carl said, rolling his eyes. Destri shrugged and sat down next to him, picking up his cards.
"Well you talked to him for a while, he had to say somethin'," Destri added.
Annoyed, Carl looked away from his cards. "Just that he had some problems."
"How could there possibly be a problem with Rabeka?" Carl laughed, lighting his cigarette. "She's a weak little thing. I can't imagine her putting up a fight."
"Eh, somethin' about a problem with her boyfriend," Carl mumbled.
"Boyfriend? Didn't know she had a hitter," Les laughed, examining his hand.
"It's your turn," Carl sa
Wolf Legend - Part VIII8. RunningWolf Legend - Part VIII in Fantasy More Like This
A bullet hit Andrew in his lower right rib, but not deep enough to puncture his lungs. Rabeka screamed covering her mouth as Andrew buckled over in pain, but he stood his ground.
Mel lowered his gun, watching with pleasure as Andrew showed pain; grunting and breathing heavily.
Ouch, Andrew finally muttered, as he sucked in his gut, and stood up again, as if the pain didn't bother him anymore. He still felt pain, his eyes flaring bright yellow only for a moment as he tried to ignore it. Rabeka's hands lowered as she stared in shock. Luckily she could not see what was happening.
Blood soaked Andrew's shirt, trickling down his stomach and leg.
How? Mel managed to whisper, as he watched Andrew stand before him, unphased by the bullet.
Andrew felt his eyebrow rise as he grinned, showing a fang distend.
It's on, he whispered, letting out a low growl as he advanced towards Mel, who had already begun to back away. Mel's colleagues backe
Wolf Legend - Part XI11. AdorationWolf Legend - Part XI in Fantasy More Like This
Rabeka stepped out of the warm shower to muffled music coming from downstairs. She stood silently to listen, then rolled her eyes at the style of the music; jazz.
She quickly dried herself and dressed, paying more attention to her hair and cursing at herself while examining her face; she had washed her make-up off in the shower. She pulled her hair up in a messy up-do, and searched everywhere in his cabinets for hairspray. She didn't expect to find any, but settled on an almost empty can of mousse instead.
After she was satisfied, she opened the door to the bathroom to smell of bacon. She smiled and bounced with happiness, despite the heavy jazz music being played.
Rabeka walked around the corner into the kitchen to find a peculiar sightAndrew dancing to his musickicking his feet in the air; flipping pancakes, and skatting with the current jazz solo.
Rabeka leaned against the wall, palming her face as Andrew got his groove on.
Suddenly Andrew spun full directi
Wolf Legend - Part X10. SecretsWolf Legend - Part X in Fantasy More Like This
Rabeka lifted her eyebrows and smiled. A werewolf.
Andrew nodded once, and began to clap softly.
She nodded for a few seconds, before letting out a small chuckle.
What? Andrew asked, a little confused.
That's interesting. Rabeka sat back, staring off into space again trying to put the pieces together.
Do you believe me? Andrew asked, eager to know what her real reaction to it was. It was no longer a game.
She breathed in slowly, I think I do.
Andrew was relieved. I can't believe it. She actually believes me. She trusts me, and she knows my secret! His fears were long past him now. She obviously didn't care what he was, as long as she knew, and now she did.
Andrew smiled and sat back, satisfied with the way things had gone. It was much easier than he thought it would be.
Wait, she asked, pointing at him. For a moment he thought his streak of luck was over.
Tonight was a full moon, you can't be a we
Wolf Legend - Part XV15. Roads EndWolf Legend - Part XV in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Andrew pulled up to the office building. It was already very busy with traffic going every which way on the corner street. Large crowds of people lined up at each corner to cross. "Do you want to come in with me?" Andrew asked leaning over to Rabeka, who was just waking up from a light nap.
"No, I'm going to stay here and sleep," she said, in between a few yawns.
"You're OK with being by yourself?" he asked, surprised.
"There's too many people around for them to notice me. The mob isn't that stupid. I have my phone on me though."
"OK, have it ready to dial me if there's something wrong."
"I will," she said, leaning her seat all the way back and throwing her jacking over her face.
Andrew ran his hand down her hair. She'll be OK, he reassured himself.
He cut the engine and hopped out of his Mazda. The air was thick with traffic smoke, rather difficult to pick up on any smells, but he doubted anyone from the mob would be in such a crowded place, however, if they kne
Wolf Legend - Part III3. RabekaWolf Legend - Part III in Fantasy More Like This
As time went on, Rabeka started to remind Andrew more of himself. She would avoiding talking to people, stay very quiet, and was anxious to leave for lunch and home at the end of the day. It was beginning to annoy him because he never got the chance to talk to her. No wonder people are annoyed by me, he laughed.
Rabeka picked up her job very quickly. Other than a simple training, Andrew hardly ever had contact with her. She didn't use the phone as much as the other employees. She was either too shy or self-conscience of her own voice; she didn't communicate well. And even when she did talk, most calls were straight forward and to the point which gained her a lot of success; she unfortunately ended up bearing the brunt of several nasty costumers to start out her work experience. It stressed her out a lot.
Today was the worst so far. Rabeka had her hands on her face. Andrew could hear the angry costumer on the other line, getting more and more agitated as time
Wolf Legend - Part VII7. ConflictionWolf Legend - Part VII in Fantasy More Like This
The loud booming music rang in Andrew's ears. It was loud even for being outside, but especially for a wolves' ears, which are very sensitive. Even dog whistles drive him nuts.
Andrew attempted to seem optimistic as they approached the doors, which were hidden behind two large bouncers. Andrew glared at one of them and they moved aside, allowing them in; both giving them dirty looks up and down. I could easily tear them apart, Andrew thought, smiling as he passed them. Even though they were twice his size, even in his current form he had more strength than they did. However he was grateful he wouldn't have to deal with them tonight.
Andrew's ears only continued to hurt as they walked through a hallway and into a massive round room. He peered over the dance floor, seeing nothing but a sea of sweaty bodies in movement. The sight reminded him of the dirty grease in his frying pan.
The music was provocative and erotic, only irritating him more the closer they approached the
Wolf Legend - Part IX9. HidingWolf Legend - Part IX in Fantasy More Like This
Only get the essentials. Andrew yelled across the apartment at Rabeka, who was busy running around in her room grabbing clothes, while he was going through her fridge, trying to find fulfilling foods. Of course clothes, food, and protectionher gun, a few knives, and macewas of most importance. Andrew could hear everything Rabeka was doing, even though he was on the other side of the apartment. She was rummaging through the closet, and slamming drawers. Andrew kept a close eye outside her window for suspicious activity. Her street was empty, so seeing people approach her apartment would be easy.
This wasn't what either of them expected to do on their date. Andrew had no clue it would lead to this. He expected her to be safe, take her home, and she'd probably leave town on her own, but they were now in this together. Andrew agreed that he would not leave her, and right now his mission was to find a place to hide, either a hotel or his place. Leaving the
Wolf Legend - Part V5. Battle PlanWolf Legend - Part V in Fantasy More Like This
Andrew woke up the next morning, feeling new circles underneath his eyes. He had been up all night thinking about what he saw, and the same thoughts once again flooded his mind as he lifted his head off his pillow. Rabeka is in trouble, he thought. I'm the only one who can do something about it. I'm the only one who can truly help her.
The more he thought about it, the more didn't want to get involved, but he couldn't get the voice of the man behind the doorthe twisted grindy tone of his voiceand the things he said to her out of his mind.
Money by Friday. What did he mean? What happens to her Friday if she doesn't have the money? That was two days away. Andrew felt he had some sort of responsibility for her life. I can't let this slide. Of course, this meant, if he were to intervene, she might see him for what he really was. Or if I am careful, she won't.
Andrew focused more on his exercises this morning. He wasn't sure
Wolf Legend - Part II2. The OfficeWolf Legend - Part II in Fantasy More Like This
Andrew slipped on sweatpants and found himself a clean sleeveless t-shirt in the laundry pile. It reminded him again of the pile of chores he needed to catch up on after work.
After brushing his teeth, he went to the stairs and slid the down the rail. It was early, a little after four A.M. He didn't mind getting up early. This was his usual routine: get up, work out, eat breakfast, and go to work.
Andrew needed a good workout every morning to help him get through the day. Werewolves burn a lot of energy, and to keep themselves from getting antsy or jittery, it took a hardy work out each day to control this. A few push-ups and a quick round the park run did the trick.
One would think exercise for a powerful werewolf would be pointless, but in fact, its was essential for their overall health and well-being. A werewolf's metabolism is lightning fast, coupled with a high internal body temperature, he would need to eat a huge amount of carbohydrates every hour to ke