A young woman named Brea loved making art, and practiced jumping all day long to become the very best in all her town. But one day, she was completely stumped. She looked around her room, full of art pieces featuring mystical vikings, sci-fi landscapes of a futuristic Los Angeles, and a portrait of Michael Shanks that looked so real, you could start a conversation with it. But nothing inspired her. Had she really created everything there was to create? Depressed, she looked out her window, and made a wish on a nearby Korea for inspiration to return to her. The next morning, she sprung out of bed, and used her skill in jumping to create the mo
Slayers - If Looks Could KillIf Looks Could KillSlayers - If Looks Could Kill in Short Stories More Like This
"I'll kill him," Filia vowed in high, scandalized voice. She stared across the dining hall at the purple-haired fiend sitting just two tables away and cheerily giving his order to the waitress.
"I don't really think that's going to work, Miss Filia," Amelia said nervously, with a discouraging wave of her hand.
Filia, with a great deal of effort, managed to shift her gaze from her least favorite traveling companion over to Amelia, her seat-mate. Even though they all traveled in one party, they often took up several tables at restaurants. This was because Lina and Gourry required so much space when they ate. F
Slayers, From Now On Ch. 11"You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star."Slayers, From Now On Ch. 11 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 11. It's Time.
In the relatively short time that Xellos and Filia had been in Avoch waiting for nature to take its course, Xellos had learned the finer points of stall mucking, latrine digging, and getting yelled at by an elderly woman with bad breath. He got the most practice in with the latter. It's always important to continuously improve one's skill set.
Still, Mother Hazel was at least in the mood to give him a bit of time off for the morning. Perhaps it was because she was busy entertaining several of the other ladies from the coven or per
Slayers, From Now On Ch. 10"Hope for the best. Expect the worst. Life is a play. We're unrehearsed."Slayers, From Now On Ch. 10 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Chapter 10. Be Our Guest.
Avoch would have normally taken two weeks of heavy traveling to reach from Achaea. But a mere four days of light travel later, Xellos and Filia were very nearly in the highlands. Xellos's wind-powered carriage had certainly saved them a lot of time, and all in all it should've been a nice, leisurely trip, but the appearance of the dragons had sapped all of the picturesque, picnic feel from the expedition.
Filia watched the trail behind them flee. Xellos was sitting on the driver's platform and she was sitting with her back to hi
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The sky was in the last throes of sunsetorange only remained in faint traces and close to the ground. Day was all but dead and the eventide was only just flowing in. For the moment the world was at a point in between. What it was exactly at that point had been a matter of heated discussion between the dragon and the demon as they walked the lantern lit path through the park. Filia had called it twilight, but Xellos seemed to think that it couldn't be proper twilight until the first stars showed up. Filia had never heard of such a thing and demanded to know what he'd call it. Xellos suggested gloaming which Filia instantly shot do
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Friday, March 22nd.
Tent. 7:22 am.
I was too exhausted to finish writing last night. I hoped I'd be in a better mood this morning well, I suppose I do feel better, but only compared to yesterday. So, I suppose you could say I merely feel bad instead of terrible. At least I've slept now.
I'm sure it goes without saying, but I did manage to find Miss Lina and the others again. They'd been wandering forward looking for me and I wandered back looking for them, so we met midway. My happiness at finding them was relatively short-lived. The whole reason I'd left them was to chase after Xellos and, wouldn't you
Slayers, Diary of a Dragon, Ch.8Chapter 8. A Bad Influence.Slayers, Diary of a Dragon, Ch.8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Thursday, March 21st.
Sinister Ted's Family Style Eatery. 11:30 am.
It should come as no surprise that I'm once again in a restaurant watching the supposed saviors of the world gorging themselves on as much food as they can possibly cram into their mouths at one time. I suppose I shouldn't complain. I mean, I know I'm glad to be out of the desert and in a more comfortable environment. As Miss Lina herself said when we first arrived: "Good-bye desert; hello dessert!"
Still Miss Lina and the others seem to like this place a little too much. I mean, honestly the food's okay but well, the cook looks a l
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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
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Tuesday, March 19th.
Ocea City Inn. 8:00 am.
I'm so excited! Today we'll begin the first step of our journey to the Temple of the Fire Dragon King, and eventually, to save the worldand we'll do it as a team. I better get the others up so we can get startedafter all, there's not a moment to lose when it comes to the fate of the world!
Ocea City InnDining Hall. 9:00 am.
Oh, well, okay. I suppose before we start out on our long journey, it makes sense to have a good, hardy breakfast to keep us going the rest of the day. After all, depending on the time we make and what's along the way, we m
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I've lost my mace.
I've lost my mace!
Of all the things I could possibly lose, why did it have to be that?! I could've lost my tea setkind of a shame, it's a nice one, but I could always get another one ( and I enjoy tea set shopping anyway); I could've lost my guide books, which would be annoying and confusing and probably get me lost; I could've lost all my money and have to scrounge and beg just to get by; I could've lost my headdress and be exposed to all the world as a non-human, and be on the receiving end of all kinds of fear and speciesism and I'd still be better of
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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 morning