September Snow - [Jack Frost x Reader] - Part 1September Snow - [Jack Frost x Reader] - Part 1 in Romance More Like This
---September Snow: Jack Frost x Reader - Part 1 ---
Author's Notes: Medium-length, multi part fic taking place a few months after the events of the film. Until recently, Jack Frost has always had trouble getting children to believe in him. But what about the 'kids' who are actually closer to his apparent age? The heroine and reader avatar is an ordinary human girl, newly arrived in the town of Burgess and about to begin her freshmen year. Like most teenagers her age, she has outgrown the ideals and fantasies of childhood, making her less likely to accept a supposed fable as fact from mere word of mouth alone.
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The little imp eyed you from the open doorway, her visage all but hidden behind a tangled mess of blonde hair. A large, green eye peeked out brightly from beneath unruly bangs. As you stared down in surprise, that small, rosy-cheeked face stared back with an equally bewildered expression.
"…Um. Hello!" you greeted the wide-eyed girl. "By any chance, is
'Just Be' [Jean x Tsundere!Reader] - Part 39'Just Be' [Jean x Tsundere!Reader] - Part 39 in Romance More Like This
---'Just Be': Part 39---
You scanned the windswept field. Nothing but hills, as far the eye could see. As for what lay beyond, however… who could say what you would encounter out there. You tensed your shoulders, preparing yourself physically and mentally for anything.
Your mount, Hoffnung, stirred restlessly underneath your saddle. You rubbed her neck down, soothing her.
All the while, you felt your own heart pound vigorously.
I'm the one who needs to relax, you thought, gulping with nervousness.
You double-checked to make sure that Marco's cloak was securely fastened around your neck. There wasn't enough time to check your straps, or your gear. That said, you had made the extra effort these last few days to maintain their good condition.
"Shouldn't be a problem," you muttered, as Hoffnung shifted from foot to foot beneath you. "…Everything will be fine. There shouldn't be a problem."
A bead of sweat ran down the side of your face. Your comrades were
'The Visitor' - [Jean x Mermaid!Reader] - Part 4'The Visitor' - [Jean x Mermaid!Reader] - Part 4 in Romance More Like This
---'The Visitor': Jean x Mermaid!Reader: Part 4---
I'll be honest. Like most single, hormone-driven (…and virginal) guys my age, I'd be thrilled to see an attractive girl sitting on my bed on an ordinary morning. It sure doesn't help that you're not wearing much topside to begin with. Even better, clothes weren't part of the deal when your colorful tail suddenly decided to transform into a shapely pair of legs.
Well then. Looks like I'll be waking up with more than just a stiff neck today.
Propped up in a sitting position on the mattress, I gawk at you like an idiot. Slack-jawed. Red-faced. Apparently, my surprised reaction was exactly what you were waiting for, because soon enough, you've got a proud and giddy look on your face like you've just accomplished something grand. Seeing how pleased you are with your newly-acquired assets, I suppose modesty is not your top concern.
"… O-Okay, then!" I stammer, still in a state of shock. "You've got legs now! And you're out of my
'Just Be' [Jean x Tsundere!Reader] - Part 35'Just Be' [Jean x Tsundere!Reader] - Part 35 in Romance More Like This
---'Just Be': Part 35---
One by one, the Cadets disbanded and filtered out of the assembly. Jean stood there weakly, feeling their shoulders brush past. The drumming of footsteps filled the air. Their faces were pale. Tense. Not a single one looked in his direction. Perhaps they were terrified, or ashamed of themselves. …More likely than not, they were all too happy to leave.
Jean's eyes drifted towards them with a pitiful look. He didn't blame them in the least. All they wanted was to survive - to live out the rest of their lives as far away from the Titans as possible. He knew, because he was exactly the same. The harder he planted his feet into the ground, the more his legs shifted and strained. The urge to turn his back and walk away was agonizing. So were the self-disparaging thoughts that filled his head.
He was waging a war against himself.
You're a fool to the end, Jean. You've worked hard all your life to get into the Military Police, and now you're going to throw it
'Just Be' [Jean x Tsundere!Reader] - Part 36'Just Be' [Jean x Tsundere!Reader] - Part 36 in Romance More Like This
---'Just Be': Part 36---
Commander Dot Pixis looked as though he had aged considerably since the last time you spoke with him. He was as calm and collected as you remembered, but the lines on his face had deepened with weariness, and he appeared more distracted than usual. Veteran or no, the harrowing events of Trost had taken a toll on him as well. Somehow, he reminded you of your Grandfather uncomfortably, just when his health was starting to decline.
You stood with him upon the windy battlements of Wall Rose. He listened patiently as you explained your decision to him. You did your best to stand perfectly still as a disciplined soldier ought to, but the awkwardness of it all caused you to shuffle your feet. After all, the Commander had pulled all sorts of strings in order to release you from prison, graduate you from training, and secure a place for you in the Garrison. Now that you were joining the Recon Corps, you felt as though all of his
'Just Be' [Jean x Tsundere!Reader] - Part 37'Just Be' [Jean x Tsundere!Reader] - Part 37 in Romance More Like This
---'Just Be': Part 37---
After what had transpired at the stables, Jean was left embarrassed and frustrated.
Don't think I'll be speaking to Connie for a while, he thought sourly, stomping up the lonely path. I swear, after all the shit I've gone through, this is the last thing I want to deal with right now…
The past few days had left him edgier than he had ever felt in a lifetime. After having to cope with everything all at once, the only bright spot in his life right now was you, and even that still lacked certainty. Having spent an entire week avoiding one another like the plague, the two of you had only just started speaking to each other. Breaking the ice, rebuilding trust, and confiding in one other as you ought to.
…And then freaking Connie Springer had to open his motor mouth and make things awkward again. Marriage, of all fucking things! It was a naïve, carelessly thrown remark, but coming from such a simple-minded kid, Jean expec
'The Visitor' - [Jean x Mermaid!Reader] - Part 3'The Visitor' - [Jean x Mermaid!Reader] - Part 3 in Romance More Like This
---'The Visitor': Jean x Mermaid!Reader: Part 3---
Putting it delicately, Jaeger and I have never experienced the joy of being on the same wavelength with one other. More often than not, our sporadic 'disagreements' tend to end up in bruises and bloodshed, though I'll admit I'm not much better than him at keeping a reign on my temper. I’d also be lying if I said Mikasa didn't have anything to do with it. It's petty and childish, I know. But it irks me to no end the amount of attention she gives him that he neither appreciates nor deserves. The little shitwad.
But more than anything else, it's his incessant rage against the fabled merfolk that's kept me on edge whenever he's around. And goddamn, when that kid gets angry, you'd be downright crazy to stay in his way. Standing in front of a charging bull would be a far safer idea.
Yet here I am, barring his path while he stares me down with an accusing glare. His knuckles are ghost-white upon the wooden baseball bat. It looks
'The Visitor' - [Jean x Mermaid!Reader] - Part 2'The Visitor' - [Jean x Mermaid!Reader] - Part 2 in Romance More Like This
[Continued from Part 1]
---'The Visitor': Jean x Mermaid!Reader: Part 2---
I'll admit, it's embarrassing having to ask the Springers if I can take a piss in their toilet instead of my own, even though I can easily chalk it up to a plumbing mishap in my apartment. But Mrs. Springer is being nice about it. Like, ridiculously nice. The moment I emerge from the bathroom, she dumps a heap of shower supplies in my arms and tells me to help myself, no questions asked. I thank her and quickly explain that I really need to return to my own apartment to deal with the flooding before things get out of hand. Hearing this, she marches straight to her cleaning supply closet, hauling her husband off the TV couch by the ear along the way. With no shortage of protesting, I might add. Apparently he knows a thing or two about fixing damaged plumbing and Mrs. Springer doesn't take any of
'Sun and Moon' - [Eren x Shifter!Reader] - Part 2'Sun and Moon' - [Eren x Shifter!Reader] - Part 2 in Romance More Like This
---Sun and Moon: Part 2---
Calling you a 'pushover' was no exaggeration on Eren's part. The very idea of saying 'No' to the other trainees was just so daunting to you, your tendency to cave in without a fight was laughable, pitiful, and seriously troubling all at once. Everyone saw it. Little did they know that the reason was more than just wanting to please everyone else. Somehow, you felt as though if you refused or argued back, they would immediately suspect something was up. They'd stare at you with a scrutinizing eye, and with one mere look you would be found out on the spot.
Still, being the meek and obedient little mouse wasn't exactly the path of least resistance you had expected to be. It was a reputation that made you attract a different sort of trouble entirely. … You had never given Jean Kirschtein permission to lean in and sling his arm over your shoulder so brazenly, too close for your comfort. But since you found no courage to protest, he took your si
'Just Be' [Jean x Tsundere!Reader] - Part 10'Just Be' [Jean x Tsundere!Reader] - Part 10 in Romance More Like This
[minor nudity and language. ...8D]
---'Just Be': Part 10---
Eren Jaeger was dripping from head to toe with bathwater, donning nothing but a towel around his waist as he hurried in frantic pace through the hallways of the bath house. In tow behind him was Armin Arlert, who looked just as bewildered (and red-faced) as he was. And trying desperately not to drop his towel.
"Oi. You guys!" he said loudly, demanding attention. "I heard Connie freaking out in the changing rooms just now - and was that [First] wandering around in here?!"
With footsteps that squelched with water and left shining puddles on the steam-slicked tiles, he approached the crowd of men that were, for some bizarre reason, packed tightly in front of the laundry room door.
" Guys? ..." Eren stared at them, dumbstruck. "What the hell are you all doing here? Gathered around like this... the fuck is going on?"
None of them answered. Once Eren took the time to visually survey the situation, he immediatel
Hermione's Web Part 10Hermione's Web Part 10 in Romance More Like This
Disclaimer: I own none of the characters in the Harry Potter universe; they belong to JK Rowling, and I make no money off of this
"What do you think you're doing, Granger?"
"You're doing it wrong! If you just dump all the spider eggs in at once, your cauldron is going to explode."
"I'll have you know that my O.W.L. score in potions was Outstanding."
"Stop being such a Malfoy. Look--"
Draco gave Hermione a small shove. Hermione pushed back. Draco's cauldron hit the floor, spewing blue goo everywhere. They both turned to look at Snape, who was regarding them with a flat stare. "Five points from Gryffindor."
"And none from Slytherin? That's so unfair," Hermione complained.
"And detention for Miss Granger."
The other Slytherins snickered. Draco gave Hermione another small shove. "Serves you right, you uppity, mouthy Muggle-born." She bumped up against another table, dumping Crabbe's cauldron right in his lap.
Snape clutched his forehead and muttered something under his breath. "Detention f
Movie NightMovie Night in Humor More Like This
Dramione ficlet written to the prompt 'Draco discovers television'
Disclaimer: The Harry Potter universe belongs to JK Rowling, and I do this strictly for fun, not personal gain.
"What the--" Draco Malfoy looked around, confused. "Where am I? Granger?!"
"You've ended up at my place," Hermione said. She laughed at the sour look he got on his face. "Try not to look so overjoyed." She held the little wooden bucket she kept Floo powder in toward Draco, and he grabbed a handful. He stepped back into the fireplace and tossed the powder. Green flames flared around him, but he didn't go anywhere. "I guess that solar storm is worse than they predicted," Hermione said.
"I'll have to apparate back to the Manor," Draco said.
Hermione looked alarmed. "It's not safe to apparate at all under these conditions, Malfoy! And with the solar storm disrupting magic everywhere, St. Mungo's is going to be crowded. If you lose your pancreas somewhere, who knows when you'll get it back."
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"Aren't you worried about the Trace?" Hermione asked.
"My father bribed someone at the MInistry to remove mine years ago."
"Honestly, Draco, why do you know so much advanced magic?"
Draco had Hermione by the hand, and he was leading her through a narrow alley to the back of the church. "My father has had me tutored intensively for the past two years so I can be a good little soldier for the Dark Lord. It worked against him tonight, though. He was afraid to take me on. He knows I'm as good as he is, these days." They paused before the rectory door. "Ready?" he asked as he reached for the lion-headed door-knocker.
"No. But go ahead." Hermione didn't ask what was going on. She was pretty sure she knew.
After a few minutes of knocking, a sixtyish woman in a bathrobe and nightcap answered. When she was able to focus her sleepy eyes on them, she said, "And so it begins again. Come in." S
Hermione's Shield, Part 10AU DramioneHermione's Shield, Part 10 in Drama More Like This
Disclaimer: The Harry Potter universe belongs to JK Rowling, and I just play around in it for fun.
After making lots of boo-boos last time (including getting Katya's name wrong), I got beta-readers! Thank you, brynnabeth, for doing this one!
Hermione was in the back room of the book shop when Crookshanks started mewing and pawing at the doorjamb. She peered out at him. "What do you want, fuzzy-butt?" He performed the feline 'follow me' dance until she set down the grimoire she was mending and followed him out into the shop proper.
"May I help you?" M. Martin was asking a teenaged boy.
"I, ah, no parlayvoo Frenchy," the boy said.
"Goodness, Harry, you've grown a foot!" Hermione exclaimed.
Harry, caught in an awkward stage, had grown upwards but not outwards. He still looked wonderful to Hermione, and she didn't mind how bony he was when she hugged him. "Yeah, I had to buy all new jeans because my shins were showing," he said. His hair flopped over his forehe
Hermione's Shield, Part 3Disclaimer: The Harry Potter universe belongs to JK Rowling, and I make no money from this.Hermione's Shield, Part 3 in Romance More Like This
Draco's wand flew from his grip. Lucius emerged from the shadows and seized his son's left hand. When he saw the ring, he slapped Draco across the face hard enough to rock his head back. "Do you know what your life will be worth if the Dark Lord learns that you're a blood traitor? Nothing. Nothing." Without looking, he pointed his wand at Hermione. "Don't try it, Mudblood. I may not be able kill you now, but I can still hurt you quite badly."
Hermione lowered her right hand to her side.
Lucius said some words that made a strip of white cloth come out of his wand. He wrapped it around Draco's hand, hiding the ring. "Just say that you were hurt. There's not much left of the school year, anyway. It looks like your signing that binding contract to apprentice at Dogweed and Deathcap's this summer will be for the best. You can just wear your dragon hide gloves whenever you
Hermione's Shield, Part SixDisclaimer: The Harry Potter universe belongs to JK Rowling, and I make no money from this.Hermione's Shield, Part Six in Romance More Like This
Hermione took in a deep, ragged breath and began to write.
You have to know I want you with me. You must know that. BUT. I know that school doesn't seem that important right now, but the war won't last forever. An education is one of the most important assets a person can have. Just hold on.
I can't believe I just wrote that. I miss you so much. But, please, stay in school. Maybe if you're a really good apprentice, Dogweed will let you have some time off this summer.
In the meantime, working in M. Martin's shop will keep me busy. He specializes in rare books. I'm allowed to read most of them on my breaks, even ones that I wasn't allowed to read at Hogwarts. The ones I'm not allowed to read (like the Necronomicon), I really don't want to. If I can't have you, a shop full of books is the best consolation.
I met a couple of my neighbors yesterday, and they seem nice, so p
Hermione's Shield, Part 7Note: In earlier parts of this fic, I moved the OWLs to early spring, making them more like assessment tests than finals. Because I am the author, and I AM POWERMAD!!!!!!!Hermione's Shield, Part 7 in Romance More Like This
This installment if rated PG--nothing too heavy, though.
Disclaimer: The Harry Potter universe belongs to JK Rowling, and I do this just for fun.
"Crookshanks!" Hermione exclaimed.
"You greet the furball before you greet your husband? I'm hurt." Draco's face was smiling at her from above her cat's gigantic head.
Hemione suddenly couldn't say a word. She felt her mouth spread into a ridiculously wide grin. At the same time, there was a prickling in her eyes. She melted when he gave her a one-armed hug. Crookshanks purred and butted her chin.
There was a delicate cough. "Perhaps you should take the rest of the day off, Hermione," M. Martin said, "You have the next two days off anyway."
"Thank you," Hermione said, her voice breaking up. She looked down at her cat. "Oh. I can't
Hermione's Web, Part 14Hermione's Web, Part 14 in Romance More Like This
Disclaimer: The Harry Potter universe belongs to JK Rowling, and I make no money from this
Ron came back with a pajama-clad, yawning Harry and a sealed vial. "All right, who are we going to test this on?" he asked eagerly.
Hermione took a deep breath. "It should be me." If there was something in her potion that would, say, cause one to sprout donkey ears within twenty-four hours, she should be the one to carry those consequences. After all, it was her own lying lips that led to this situation. She popped open both vials. The Veritaserum left no impression on her taste buds. The glittery liquid she and Draco had concocted tasted like pineapple.
Ron rubbed his hands together and grinned. "I'm going to ask the first question. Who were you with last night, Hermione?"
"Malfoy." Oh, dear. Whatever the glittery liquid was, it was not Obfuscerum.
Ron and Harry gave each other triumphant looks. "It works, it works, it works!" Ron did a little happy jig.
"I want to pla
Two Dramione FicletsRating: A very mild PGTwo Dramione Ficlets in Romance More Like This
Disclaimer: The Harry Potter universe belongs to JK Rowling, and I do this strictly for fun.
Prompt: 'Pretty in pink'
With that prompt, I HAD to make it movie-universe.
Title: Not A Princess
Still sobbing, Hermione shoved through a door and into the nearest bathroom. She'd had such high hopes for the evening.
First of all, there was the dress. The most perfect dress to have ever existed. When she'd spun around in front of the full-length mirror in her dorm room, admiring how the ombre-dyed layers fluttered, Ginny had asked her if she felt like a princess. "Of course not," Hermione had said, "Princesses were unfortunate, powerless pawns who were married off to men twice their age for their fathers' political gain. Why would I want to feel like one?" Ginny had just binked at her. "What I feel like... what I feel like..." Hermione'd touched her shining hair. "Beautiful."
Yes, she had felt beautiful. And she'd known she was going to spend
Beware the FerretDramione ficletBeware the Ferret in Humor More Like This
Disclaimer: The Harry Potter universe belongs to JK Rowling, and I don't do this for any personal gain.
Taking a break from studying for her NEWTs, Hermione went for a stroll through the halls of Hogwarts. Her eyes were caught by a flash of white; an albino ferret was lolloping along beside her. She stopped to look at it, and it stood on its hind legs, looking back. "Aw, aren't you a pretty boy," Hermione cooed as she reached out and stroked its sleek fur, "Who do you belong to?"
The ferret jumped nimbly on her arm, running up to her shoulder and playing with her hair. It dived inside the neckline of her blouse, and Hermione giggled and squirmed when it stuck nose and paws inside her bra. "That tickles!"
"Draco Malfoy, I know you're around here somewhere!" Headmistress McGonagall came charging around a corner, followed by a confused-looking Goyle. "I simply cannot allow this to go on until you are properly and legally registere
Percabeth 4 ever part 16Annabeth's Pov.Percabeth 4 ever part 16 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I thought that this day wasnt going to come. Not after 5 months without one monster attack. I even began to miss the accational monster fight with Percy.
I have found myself here saying goodbye to Percy for who knows how long. I thought that after I got him back, back in Greece that I wouldnt hve to say goodbye to him. To be away from him. I didnt want to part from his arms but he was right when he said that I had to go with his father.
I kissed him and when I felt him kissing me back I just knew that I would see him again. That nothing could seprate us for long.
"Be safe Wise girl. I dont want anything to happen to you ok. Dont run into any trouble for me, ok?" He whispered into my ear.
"I will. You be safe. Dont get killed. I need you. Soo does your daughter." I told him. I knew that surprised him. He thought that I didnt know the sex of the baby. That I was going to wait till the birth but knowing the sex helps a
Percabeth 4 ever part 14Annabeth pov.Percabeth 4 ever part 14 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
" I will ask you again Annabeth. Are you pregnant?" The look in his eyes is a look that I never saw before in them. I never wanted to see in them.
"Percy why... who said that I was?" I manage to choke out at him. He was scaring me. The way his eyes were staring at me. I never thought that I would be scared of Percy. I always saw him as gentle but strong. Now he would terrify anyone. His hands were clasped into fist, placed sternly at his side. His eye brows were knitted together and his eyes were red from what looked like what crying for hours did to eyes.
"Your mother." Then he looked away from me. " Annabeth why is your mother the one telling me of this? Why wasnt it you telling me? I thought thats how these kind of things go? The woman who is pregnant, telling the father."
"Percy I wanted to tell you but how could I? I never knew you were here. I never knew where you were."
"Whyd you come to Greece Annabeth? Why are you cheating on me
Percabeth 4 ever part 15Percy's Pov.Percabeth 4 ever part 15 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I still cant believe that I am going to be a father and believe me, Ive been trying to convince my self for the last 5 months. Me and Annabeth moved back to the states the morning after I found out about the baby. For the last 5 months we have been living in an Apartment a couple down from my mothers. That way me and Annabeth could have privacy and a place of our own after the baby comes but I am closed enough to get to my mothers apartment if need be.
I thought fighting that war 5 years ago was hard but you dont know whats hard till you have a pregnant girlfriend. Have you ever been woke up at 4 in the morning and ordered to go buy Chocalote brownie ice cream? Well I have. 4 times. All early in the morning and all ordered by Annabeth.
I never thought Annabeth could ever be as annoying as she is sometimes but I understand that it is just her raging hormones and mood swings. Picking a color for the nursary is a pain if you didnt know that
Percabeth 4 ever part 9Annabeth's pov.Percabeth 4 ever part 9 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I went and did what I told Percy I would. Then after I got evil death stares from my family I rushed over to Percy's cabin, my bag in my hand. I was so happy. I was going to marry the love of my life and now we weren't going to be apart but as I walked into his cabin that joy started to turn to misery and rage.
Percy wasn't there and in his place was my mother. " Oh Annabeth my dear. How good to see you." My mother greeted me.
"Where's Percy? I was suppose to meet him back here." I asked her.
"Oh Percy left. I came down to try to stop him but he left anyways."
"No Percy wouldn't have done that. He wanted me to go with him." I stated. I think I was telling myself more then her.
"He gave me this note to give to you." I looked ti her outstretched hand and there was a folded up paper.
I snatched it out of her hand and read it.
- Dear Annabeth,
I must learn to live wit
Percabeth 4 ever 1Percy's point of view.Percabeth 4 ever 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It has been 5 years since I saved the world. Camp life is amazing and I don't think it can get any better. Annabeth and I have been together for the past 5 years and I can't get over how lucky I am.
Thinking back 9 years ago when I first met Annabeth I never thought that she befriend me, yet alone begin to like me enough to become my girlfriend.Today is my 21st birthday and also my and Annabeth's 5 year anniversary. You see 5 years ago to the day, after we came from Mt. Olympus, or a.k.a the Empire state building, Annabeth and I became more then friends. Lately I have come to know that I am love with her.
Annabeth told me to meet her on the beach at sunset. I didn't know what she had instore for me but I just couldn't wait. She asked me not to come and see her all day today and I miss her stormy gray eyes and her wavy blonde hair. I just miss seeing her.
I can never get over how beautiful Annabeth really is. Even during the siege five years ago I found my mi
Percabeth 4 ever part 30Percy's pov 7 years laterPercabeth 4 ever part 30 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
While my life with only Roo comes to an end another begins. One with Annabeth as my wife and 2 more children on the way. I find myself here at a hospital in New york, 7 years after I found out that Annabeth wasnt dead like I thought she was.
Im here waiting for my two sons to be born. It took me two years to finally forgive Annabeth. I just couldnt be away from her. Also Roo didnt want her to leave. She now had someone to braid her hair for her. I couldnt. Never thought that I would need to know.
I married her 3 years ago. Even though we were ingaged for 8 years. It took her 3 years to plan the wedding. I really didnt care what the wedding looked like. I just wanted to say I do and kiss my bride
Percabeth 4 ever part 27Percy's Pov.Percabeth 4 ever part 27 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"How could you Annabeth? What did I ever do to you that deserved this?!" I yelled at her. I have stood here and heard the love of my life, that I thought has been dead for 3 years tell me that she has been faking her own death. I have been a mess because I thought I caused her death. I have been dead inside because of her. I have been beating my up because I thought that she died because I had to give in to my hormones.
"Percy you must understand I did it for you. For your life. For Roo." She pleaded. I saw the tears in her eyes.
"You being here was my life. You pretending to be dead did kill me. How can you say it was for my life when my life was taking from me?" I asked her.
"Percy please you must Understand."
"I dont have to do anything but care for my daughter. You lost the right to make me do what ever you wanted me to when you made me think you were dead. Making Roo grow up thinking she never had a mother, only me."
"I thought you loved me." She whi
Percabeth 4 ever part 31Percy's Pov.Percabeth 4 ever part 31 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Im looking down at my two sons in the nursary waiting for news about their mother. They wouldnt let me in there. Into surgery. Something about it was an emergency or something. I babrly was listening to them. I just stared through the doors glass at Annabeth. At her heart monitor. It was stable the last time I laid my eyes on it.
I have no idea now. She might be dead and the doctor hasnt gathered up the courage to come and tell me. The nurse motioned for me to come into the nursary. She held up a bottle and I knew she wanted to know if I wanted to feed them.
I nodded and she pointed toward the door that was done the hall a little ways from me. As I walked toward the door I saw her walking with one of the twins. I wonder if I will be able to tell Matt from Andy.
I only know that this baby in my arms now is Matt by the wristband on his tiny wrist. The nurse smiled as she handed me the bottle and I stood there in the door and fed one of my
Percabeth 4 ever prt 17Annabeth's PovPercabeth 4 ever prt 17 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I guess Poseidon sensed something was wrong cuz we didnt appear in my and Percy Cave. When I opened my eyes I saw a hospital lobby.
Im surprised that Im even aware of where I am because of the pain I am in. You never know pain till you go through child birth and feeling this, it made me think if I wanted to have sex again. Poseidon was helping holding me up a he yelled for a wheelchair. I knew what he was doing. He was making it seem as if we were both completly mortal.
Soon enough I found myself sitting in a wheelchair, holding on to Poseidons hand like my life depended on it. I knew he had other places to be. I knew that he had to go take Lily and Sally to saftey but what I didnt get was why he was still here, letting me squeze his hand like this.
"Go Poseidon.Take Lily and Sally to the Cave. Ill be fine." I told him when the contraction was over. I let go of his hand.
"Do you have anyone that you would here ? Anyone that
Percabeth 4 ever part 22Percy's Pov.Percabeth 4 ever part 22 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Daddy! Now can I have my milk?" Roos voice erupted my thoughts.
"I thought I told you not to ask me again." I told her.
"That pretty lady left. I thought I could ask again. Sorry." She crossed her arms and started to pout. he way she always does to make me do what she wants.
"Dont be sorry. Come on." I found myself after that woman that the man, I think his name is Tony, with her called Annie sitting in the chair she just left vacant. I smelt Annabeth or at least I think I did. I always wondered why there wasnt a funeral for her or why when I called Annabeths Dad to ask him if he wanted to see his granddaughter and if there was going to be a funeral for Annabeth he started to cry saying he hadnt know she was dead in the first place. Something in this is wrong. Something is fishy and I know that sounds ironic, coming from someone who can talk to fish but thats beside the point.
I came here to the cafe I work at today because Roo wanted hot cho
Starry Sonata Cheren breathed a quiet sigh. His body leaned against a tree, wondering how he even got into this mess. His fingers tapped his forehead, agonizing the reality he was going. He was supposed to be in Victory Road, training with his Pokémon. His plans of a normal day was going so well until a certain brunette barged into the picture, inviting (or to be more accurate, forcing) him to go camping with her. Cheren had denied her offer many times but his best friend was persistent. Finally, they made a bet through a Pokémon battle.Starry Sonata in Romance More Like This
If he wins, she would stop bothering him and leave him in peace.
If she wins, he would go camping with her.
Much to his dismay, he was now out in the woods drooping at his fate. Cheren should know better. His friend was the Unova Champion and one of the legendary heroes. He was dense to even think in making a bet with her in a losing fight. The young man sighs again, louder this time.
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"Green Green Green!"
The young leader groaned out loud. A few seconds later, an alluring brunette bounced a place next to him on the couch. "Guess what?" Blue chimed cheerfully, swaying her body left and right.
Green, focusing his attention on his paperwork, shrugged lazily.
Her lips pulled into a small pout. "Come on, darling. Guess what I'm thinking."
Green shrugged again, not even giving a single glance. "I'm busy, Blue. I have no time for guessing games, especially from you."
Blue eyes narrowed at the young man's words. "Aww come on. There's always time for guessing games. Come on. Guess what I'm thinking."
This time, he gave no response.
"Come on. Guess guess guess guess guess guess gue-"
Green quickly pinched her nose shut. Her voice was not helping him with his work. "Fine! But I'm not gonna guess. Oh please tell me what's on your mind!" His words snarled with sarcasm.
Blue snatched his wrist, freeing her from his lock. She rubbed her slightly red nose
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"Hi! I'm Jun!" What's your name?"
The girl kept her mouth shut, her fingers pressing her lips in embarrassment.
Jun was getting impatient. "Are you broken?" He poked the little girl's head mindlessly, eyebrow raised. "My mummy says some toys can't move or speak coz they're broken. Are you a toy? Are you broken?" The girl made no sudden movement. Jun could see the faint blush on her cheeks as he continued to poke her forehead. "So you are a toy, huh?"
The little girl shook her head rapidly. "No."
Jun laughed at the small squeak she made. "You're a funny toy."
She dared to stare at the boy; eyes slightly teary at his accusation. "I am not a toy! You're mean!"
He laughed again. The petite little girl began to sob quietly. "You're mean!"
"No I am not. I really thought you were a toy. Maybe you're a doll. You look like one."
The Redhead's Misery 12 + DONE Both dragons lay on the ground, defeated. Kotone smirked proudly at her Ampharos. But her smirk disappeared when Ampharos knelt weakly next to Crobat. The light pokemon was worn out herself. And so was Crobat. But Kotone and Silver could see the fiery determination in both their pokemon.The Redhead's Misery 12 + DONE in Romance More Like This
Kotone peeked at Silver. The redhead gripped his fist and teeth. She froze to see an expression she'd never seen before in him worry. He was worried for his pokemon.
"Go, Dragonite!" Lance yelled, releasing his last pokemon.
Clair followed suit. "Destroy them, Kingdra!"
Both the dragon pokemon roared into the skies, shaking the den. Kotone bit her lip nervously. Ampharos was almost down for the count and Gyarados was defeated. Her only option was her trusty Typhlosion. Only problem the pokemon was a fire type. And Kingdra was his least favourite enemy since the last time she battled her.
My Stubborn Cure SIX The last candle was lit. Kotone lifted the small candle and placed it on top of the television. She was thankful that her mother had packed up a lot of candles under the kitchen cabinet. She was even more thankful that she had two powerful and helpful fire pokemon in her team.My Stubborn Cure SIX in Romance More Like This
Silver sat on the sofa, his left hand rubbing his right arm so many times that Kotone thought he was cold. But he was the one wearing a jacket. Kotone shivered at the thought now she was cold.
"Achoo!" She sneezed.
Both Charizard and Typhlosion stood on each of Kotone's side. Silver's sat there in awe as his eyes focused on the brunette. Kotone was still wrapped around her blanket. It was as if she was wearing a robe. The two fire breathers stood there both creatures on their hind legs. They pose a very high and mighty and intimidating look a look of a predator. There were a few candles lit here and there but Silver can only s
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"What the where the hell am I?" Green asked dumbfoundedly as he stared at the computer screen. All he saw was a mountain. And as he pressed 'N' on his keyboard to refresh, once again, he got a picture of another mountain.
"Dammit! Why do I end up in mountains! Where is the airport?" The boy asked irritatingly as clicked on 'Denmark' next.
Once again, he got stranded on a mountain.
"Airport airport airport airport airport," Jun said for the hundredth time, fingers rapidly clicking the mouse and pressing the keyboard. Before the picture could even finish loading, Jun proceeded to click on another random country and continued his search.
"Where is that airport???" He asked, started to feel irritated.
Cheren zoomed on the picture. His eyes moved around, looking at the surroundings he was thrown into. All he can see was tall buildings, cars, and a few people, specifically leaning against a traffic pole.
"This game is stupid " He mumbl
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1. Damien the Typhlosion. Male. Jolly nature. Somewhat stubborn.
Fafar scratched the back of Damien's ears. The huge volcano Pokémon purred lovingly as he placed his chin on the teenager's lap. It was a windy morning. So the dark brunette decided to sit under a tree and read a book. Even with the cold wind, she felt warm and cosy with her Typhlosion's body heat.
She smiled comfortably and wiggled her toes. It was a peaceful day indeed.
2. Serena the Ampharos. Female. Naïve nature. Good perseverance.
Serena watched a female Rattata who was licking her baby clean. Her head tilted to the side, curious and somewhat intrigued at the situation.
She looked to the side of the sound. Damien stood next to the Ampharos, flashing a wide smile. Serena returned his smile and pointed forward. 'Just watching that female Rattata cleaning her baby. Isn't that adorable?' She clapped her paws happily.
Damien followed her gaze and watched. A few minutes later, his
Broken Abyss 2 Silver crossed his arms and leaned against a huge tree. His eyes faced down as Feraligatr and Gengar was having a spar to see who the better fighter was. Both Pokémon moved at an intense speed, jumping and rocketing at each other to give out the first blow.Broken Abyss 2 in Romance More Like This
Their trainer smirked, pleased with their power. He stood carefully on top of a thick branch. A slow wind blew upon their surrounding, whipping his red hair on to his face. Silver led out a quite huff and pulled back his annoying locks, letting it rest behind his ear. His mind pondered on getting a haircut.
Silver chuckled silently at the thought. Nahh.
"There you are!"
Silver jumped at the sudden voice. He gripped the smaller branches, making sure that he didn't fall. His eyes quickly turned and glared at the young woman who was obliviously waving at him in glee.
Kotone bounced happily the minute
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"Yo, Green, how about I make you a deal? I'll get off the mountain if you offer me to stay at your home." Leaf snickered foxily, standing really close in front of the quiet Green.
"Hay Jun!" Hikari rocketed herself towards the blonde boy, catching him off guard. "Eeee you have no idea how much I've missed you! Johto was fun and all but I miss you the most hey I have an idea let's buy me ice cream to celebrate me back at home!" The lovely dark brunette snuggled her face on the young man's chest.
Jun flashed a small grin and sighed quietly. "I miss you too, Kari Kari."
"Cheren, how are you going to pass your examination if all you do is fooling around?"
Cheren stared boringly at his female best friend. "Touko, you're sweet and all, but can I go now? I'd rather sit at home and watch TV with Emboar than do math."
Touko shot a sharp glare at him, which Cheren replied with a lazy yawn.
"Hi there Kotone! I'm s
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"Hey Green." Leaf giggled perkily, poking the poor boy's head. Green ignored the brunette, his face scornful and agitated.
"Greeeeeeen." Leaf cooed louder, her body began swaying back and forth. "You're mean. Why are you mean? Come on. Don't ignore me. I'm pretty." A baffled laugh escaped her trembling mouth. The young Champion stood up, but her lack of balance caused her to fall.
Luckily, Green swooped in just in time to catch her in his arms.
"Oooooo. Looks like Mr Romantic Pervert wants a piece of me." Like an idiot, Leaf laughed again, along with a mix of hiccups. "Wacha gonna do about it, pervert? Wanna gnaw on me like a piece of wood?" She trailed her hand to his chest, her fingers swaying at the hem of his shirt.
Green had had enough. "That's it! This is the last time I ask you out for a drink!" The young Viridian leader quickly lifted the girl and placed her on his shoulder. Never in his life had he seen a drunken Leaf. Hell, he didn't expect the girl woul
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I sit next to Hermione on the bench, her crying self wrapped in my arms. I can't help but feel a bit uncomfortable. It's not like we were ever close, but here we are. What do I do? Do I just sit here in silence and let her cry? Do I try to say something to her? I look up across the street to see Weaslette crossing the street toward us. Great. This is not at all what I had in mind for today. I just wanted to talk to Hermione. Now what? Am I supposed to talk to her now, too? What's her first name again? Ginny? If I didn't know any better I'd say her head was on fire. She finally reaches the bench and stares into my eyes for a long moment. Her eyes are filled with fury as we stare on, suspended in time, until finally her gaze softens and she simply nods to me.
"Can we have a moment?" she asks, gesturing toward Hermione. I stand up and allow the flame to take my seat next to Hermione. "Hermione, I'm so sorry! I didn't know you were going to be here! If I'd known I would've war
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Some say that letting go is the only way to move forward. Others say that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. So, which is it? Am I supposed to let it all go or remember? I just want to be able to move on with my life and not worry about Voldemort or Death Eaters. I want to just live a simple life of books. After Harry and Ginny's wedding, I thought I would feel better about everything. I thought that seeing them get married would help me realize that the war is over and I could finally live again. However, I don't feel better at all. After I finished school I became a healer at St. Mungo's. I thought that the best thing for me to do was to help as many people as I could. Recently I've realized, as selfish as it may sound, that I cannot completely help others without first helping myself. I need to heal myself emotionally and spending the entire day around sick and injured people was not going to help me do that. So, I quit
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My dream self is caught up in a hurricane of unwanted memories. Voldemort's face flashes into view and back out again, taunting me. I can hear Aunt Bellatrix's psychotic laugh dancing in circles around me. Dumbledore's voice floods my dream, "Draco, years ago I met a boy who made all the wrong choices. Please, let me help you."
I shoot up in the bed, breathing heavily and still shaking off the dream. My eyes adjust to the darkness to see Crookshanks sitting at the end of the bed watching me. I look over to my left to see Hermione asleep next to me. I slide out of bed and lock myself in the bathroom. I splash my face with cold water, washing the dream away. I stare into the mirror at the echo of my pale face. I scrub my hands, desperate to be rid of the imaginary blood covering them. My mind isn't as easy to scrub clean. I can hear Crookshanks clawing at the door in the hallway. I turn off the water and stand there, leaning over the counter. I hear the lock on the do
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We apparate away from the comfort of Luna's house and back out into the world. I know that this destination came from me, but I don't actually recognize my surroundings. We're standing outside of a cafe. Something is pulling me in, forcing me to walk into the building. As I look around, I feel as though there is a reason that I'm here. I'm drawn to the back by the sound of a familiar laugh. My heart pounds and my chest feels tight. The back room comes into view and I can see people crowded around a table. I look throughout the small crowd of people until I find the source of the familiarity. I stare at the two people standing a few feet away from me. I walk up to them cautiously.
"Excuse me," I say to them. "What is all of this about?"
"It's a book signing," the woman answers. She looks at me. "Oh, my! What a beautiful young lady you are!"
My heart aches and I try to force back the tears that are burning in my eyes. "T-thank you."
I follow the man and woman into the fr
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Draco and I arrive at the destination. I can't believe that I just packed my stuff and apparated away with Draco, leaving my entire life behind. I look around at the area around me. The lake is frozen over and the trees and ground are covered in snow, just like the last time I'd been here. Draco looks around.
"Where are we?" he asks.
"The Forest of Dean," I reply. "This is one of the places I came to hide with Harry. It was so beautiful that I thought about just staying here. It was the first place that came to mind."
"It's brilliant. Where exacty are we supposed to stay?"
"Oh, that reminds me! Help me set up the tent."
"Tent?" He stares at me in confusion. His gaze shifts to my bag and his eyes widen. "Ha, are you serious?"
"I wasn't sure what we would need, so I just packed everything." I pull the tent out of my bag and begin setting it up. With Draco's help, I finish setting up the tent and walk inside. I set my bag on the table and sit down on the bed. I actually d
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I stare through the glass at the life I could have lived and the love I could have kept, trapped in my hands by a metal frame. How could I have been so stupid!? How could I have let her go!? I made a mistake and now I've lost her to Malfoy. Malfoy. A dangerous anger burns inside of me like a Fiendfyre. He's not good enough for her! What the hell is she thinking!? He's going to hurt her. It's only a matter of time. I can't help but feel betrayed by the idea of her choosing my worst enemy over me. I don't care what it takes. I'm going to get her back. She can't really be in love with him anyway. Shaking away the thought, I place the picture frame back on the end table. I grab a jacket and my wand, walking toward the door. I agreed to meet Harry, Ginny, and Luna at the pub. I'm late, but I decide to walk instead of apparate anyway. On my way there I greet the man running the newsstand on the corner, purchasing a copy of the Daily Prophet. I read as I walk, glancing up occasion
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I apparate away, leaving my mother behind. I have always been too afraid to stand up to my father. Perhaps I am braver than I always thought. I wish that I did not have to leave my mother behind, but she will never go against my father. I look around my new surroundings. Hermione and Remy are standing nearby, holding hands, and watching me carefully. I walk over to them slowly, still looking around me. Walking past Hermione, I take in the freshly cut grass and the tall trees all around. I continue to walk down the stone trail, the sound of birds chirping filling my ears. A few small children are feeding ducks by the pond as their parents watch nearby. A few feet down the path, I pass a young woman reading a book on a bench under a tree. I can hear Hermione and Remy walking close behind me. As I turn the corner on the path, the playground comes into view. I walk up and sit on the bench that has 'The Malfoys' carved on it. Hermione sits down next to me.
"Draco?" She puts her
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I stand here awkwardly, staring at Harry and Draco. Did Harry just say that he was Draco's friend? Draco is still standing in shock, staring at his long-time enemy. I'm slightly stressed out, waiting impatiently to see how Draco is going to respond to Harry's offer to be friends. I can see Draco's mental struggle displayed on his face. After all of this, can he be friends with Harry? Can he really let go of a ten year long rivalry? Does he even want to? Harry grows nearly as impatient as me.
"We can be friends, can't we?" Harry asks, holding out his hand. My mind quickly flashes back to our first year at Hogwarts when Harry refused to shake Draco's hand.
Draco stares at Harry's hand for a long moment, as if to decide if it was really even there or not. Finally, and much to my relief, he lifts his arm and shakes Harry's hand. "Sure."
I throw my arms around both of them in excitement, pulling them into an awkward group hug, and unintentionally forcing them to be much clo
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As I wake up, reality of the night before takes control of my mind. I slip out of bed and quietly open my closet. I want to wear something nice. I mean, Draco is... wait, why do I care what Malfoy thinks about how I look? I pick out a pair of jeans and a crimson sweater. After a moment I put the crimson sweater back and choose and green one. I take all of my clothes with me as I sneak out of my room to the bathroom. I can see Draco's blonde hair as I pass the living room. My heart pounds painfully against my chest. I didn't forget that he was here, but seeing him is completely different. I lean back against the closed bathroom door, holding my clothes tightly against my chest. My stomach twists. I place my clothes on the counter and turn the shower on. I undress as steam fills the room and the mirror begins to fog up. I step into the shower, adapting quickly to the heat of the water. As I wash my hair, I feel my stomach turn again. What am I going to do about al
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I continue to stare up at the ceiling, laying in the bed of the hotel room. Hermione left me alone with Remy for a while. As I lay there in silence, I can feel Remy's eyes on me. I look over to see her sitting next to me on the bed, watching me carefully. I stare back into her big blue eyes as fear freezes my entire body.
"Draaacooo," a cold whisper suffocates me. "Traaaitor... Draaacooo."
"Remy will protect Master Malfoy," Remy says, coming closer and wrapping her tiny arms around me.
"Protect me?" I stammer. "Remy, did you... did you hear that, too?"
"Of course, sir." She pets my hair awkwardly. So I wasn't just hearing things before. But where is the voice coming from? Who's voice is it? It can't be who it sounds like... it just... can't be. It has to be someone. What do they want from me? Why would they call me a traitor? It can't be Grimsby. It's a female voice. Polyjuice Potion? It could explain why the voice sounds like my dead aunt. But why would Grimsby use Polyju
The DoctorThe doctor tutted, shaking his head and letting out an exasperated sigh.The Doctor in Short Stories More Like This
"Honestly, we have next to nothing to work with these days." He murmured, grasping the girl's chin and pulling it upwards so he could look more clearly into her face. "Brown eyes, brown hair... too commonplace. What I wouldn't give for a honest-to-God natural blonde or a redhead. Everyone's getting sick of all the dyed products we've had to make. Ugh. Well, give this one some blue eyes. Keep the freckles; maybe they'll add something more natural to her."
The young man, eighteen at most, who had brought the girl into the room, nodded. He gently lifted the slender figure off the ground- the girl's head lolling against his shoulder as he did so- and to her feet, wrapping an arm around her waist to support her.
"Jude, I have too many appointments today to watch you take your time with this. Drag it if you must, but hurry."
Jude nodded again, keeping his head down so the good Doctor wouldn't see th
Don't Let Go"Rich!"Don't Let Go in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
There was nothing but silence around her. The air felt strangely...full. Oppressive, like it was pressing in on all sides, choking her. She could barely breathe.
"Rich! Oh God, oh God."
She didn't even recognize her own voice, it seemed foreign to her own ears. Each word spoken was muffled, drowned out by the heavy beat of her heart and her halting footsteps. Every step she took she had to struggle, pushing debris out of the way, sharp pieces of wood and metal scratching her legs as she walked. And she had been walking.
For so long.
She began to wonder if it was her hearing that was the problem, or if her voice was simply giving out. Her heart was growing louder every second. Every terrifying second.
Rich, Rich, oh please, please. Her throat was tearing itself apart, but she needed to find him. She wrapped her arms closer around herself. A piece of cracked, torn metal cut through her shoe and sliced into her foot. She fell. She braced hersel
86. Seeing RedJude was frozen for a moment, heart beating a sickly, erratic drum in his chest. Everything was chaos around him; he no longer had the slightest clue as to what he should do. He made the choice that seemed logical, that sounded like Al's voice in his head, and ran for cover, throwing himself behind the hovercraft that they had driven there. He pressed his back against the vehicle, panting harshly, cold sweat sticking to his skin, before quickly peeking out from behind the car.86. Seeing Red in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Susan was already down on the ground, a quickly growing pool of blood coalescing around her. The amount would have shocked him once, as would the lurid, bright color; too real, too warm, he remembers with a pang. Jude looked to his left, quickly picking out Charlie from among the mass of people in time to see an officer drag her down to the ground by her hair, a gun clutched in his hand. And then, quite suddenly, as though someone had reached into his heart and gently flipped a previously unknown switch th
A Song, A Car, A HighwayAn eyelash falls down his cheek,A Song, A Car, A Highway in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
and I wonder-laugh at the unexpected fall.
It’s black against his skin, as pale as my own,
and nearly so as the dust of snow outside the window.
I expect him to hold it out and bid me make a wish,
but he brushes it off his cheek,
and his eyes don’t follow its path to the hand-brake, as mine do.
I want to lean down and grab it for myself because damn,
if he isn’t going to make a wish I could sure use one.
But when I ask him, he grins at me and asks what I would wish for,
when we have such a future in front of us.
For now I’ll keep it a secret, but I do lean close to him and whisper
that we can put that future to the test, and if it’s a good one,
I’ll pay him back in eyelashes.
97. Safety First"It's never going to work." Jude argued as they walked towards the lot Al had specified.97. Safety First in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Pessimist." Charlie accused half-heartedly, "We don't know that it won't work. And that's better than doing nothing."
"I disagree." Jude said mulishly, staring at his ragged sneakers as he walked, nearly knocking into Charlie, who had abruptly come to a halt in from of him. He lifted his head, a protest already formed on his lips, before the sight in front of him cut his words off.
"Wow." Charlie let out an appreciative whistle.
"Understatement." Jude said, staring wide-eyed at the sleek and luxurious vehicle in from of them. "I thought Al said we were getting a
"Well, I'm not complaining," Charlie said, bouncing up to the door and running a hand over the silver and black polish, "I've always wanted to drive a hovercraft."
"Admitting you haven't driven one of these before is not the way to inspire confidence, Charlie."
"And off we go!" Charlie yelled, ignoring him and practically vaulting in
Love Me DoProsper was feeling mildly awkward. He knew that it was expected, routine even, to meet his girlfriend's parents and family, but it didn't make the situation any less nerve-wracking. He had endured the interrogation from Blaire's father about his life/plans/job/future, her brothers attempting to intimidate him, and her little sister giggling over his accent, and was now convinced that he never wanted to go through anything of the sort again.Love Me Do in Short Stories More Like This
Blaire and Prosper were now sitting cross-legged on her old bed with the door wide open, because, as Blaire had put it, both of them behind closed doors would make her father, Tim, "uncomfortable". Prosper was quite sure that he didn't want to make her dad, a large, well-muscled fire-fighter, any form of nervous at all. Especially since her father and brothers seemed to think he needed to be glared at routinely- despite the inevitable warning he had received from them about being with Blaire.
"I know what we can do tonight," Blaire said
Poor Deprived People"Keep writing." Prosper told Blaire, in a voice that should have meant he was angry, but was ruined by the grin on his face.Poor Deprived People in Humor More Like This
"My hand hurts!" Blaire exclaimed, blowing her hair out of her face with an irritated huff, "And I've already written down a million of these!"
"Not enough," Prosper said. "If you're going to have any music and movie taste at all, we've got a long way to go."
"For the last time, my music and movie taste is fine." She looked down at the list of movies and bands before her on the table. Apparently, according to Prosper, her knowledge of movies was so poor that action needed to be taken at that very second. She didn't think it was such a terrible thing, but Prosper had insisted that they make a list of all the movies she had to watch. Then the list had expanded to include music, as well.
The whole stupid thing had started when he had found ("caught", as he put it) her listening to a Britney Spears song in her room while reading a book. In her defense,
Gutter- CaughtNemi crept into the room, keeping her eyes underneath the swaying cloth to check for any shadows that would signify a guard, or, worse, the captain. She reached the desk, finally, and looked down at it- the desk was made of a dark brown, almost black wood, with designs on the sides and fronts of the drawers set into the sides of the desk. Nemi could tell with one glance that this desk was expensive. The kind of desk that she doubted could be afforded when one was making a living transporting food to and from markets.Gutter- Caught in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Calm down, she told herself, so he inherited a nice desk or something. Don't be rash.
Because sneaking into a guarded ship in the middle of the night isn't rash. A rather sneaky voice in her head sarcastically noted.
Nemi ignored this revelation and her trepidation over the desk and began slowly opening the drawers in the sides of the desk, seeing as the top was bare save for a flickering candle and an ornate wax seal. The first drawer she tried opened
Baby It's Cold Outside Blaire's questing fingers hovered an inch below the bag of marshmallows she was trying to reach. She was on her tip-toes, one hand holding onto the shelf below the marshmallows and the other stretched out above her. She blew her bangs out of her face irritably and considered how she was going to reach the sweets without involving Prosper, who, she was sure, would tease her endlessly if she asked for his help.Baby It's Cold Outside in General More Like This
Cursing him and his infernal height, she braced one foot on the trash can underneath the shelves and began to pull herself up. Grabbing the marshmallows triumphantly in one hand, she gave a yelp of surprise when two arms twined around her waist, steadying her. Turning around and seeing a grin on Prosper's face, she shot a glare at him, hoping it would keep the teasing at bay.
"What, no thank you?" Prosper said, mock surprise in his voice.
"My hero," She said absentmindedly, throwing him a grin to take away some of the bite from the
Another Quirk"C'mon, Blaire," said Prosper. "Just one more time, I promise."Another Quirk in General Fiction More Like This
Blaire crossed her arms and shook her head stubbornly at him. She'd been humiliated enough by this stupid "lesson" that he'd insisted on having.
"Fine. How about a deal? You try again, and I'll tell you where I got this scar." Prosper said, pointing to his eyebrow and holding out the soccer ball with his other hand. Blaire bit her lip. She was sick of looking like an idiot...but she really wanted to know where that scar came from. She had asked him a million times already, but he would just grin at her and change the subject. She huffed irritably and blew her bangs out of her face.
"You'll really tell me?" She asked finally.
"No... but I'll give you a clue." He said, smirking at her in that infuriating way of his.
"Should've known." She muttered to herself. She sighed when she saw him still smirking at her, but they both knew she would give in, just as they both knew that Prosper's "clue" would proba
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Saving My Invincible Love
I got to the top of the hill and saw a Satyr walking down when I got closer I realised it was Grover, I slowed down and met his pace "Annabeth is that you?" He said in shock "Yeah its me Grover." I replied and sped up at the same time "Well where are you going?" he said but it sounded like he already knew the answer "Look Grover." I stopped and turned to him "you know as well as I do that Percy is in trouble and I have to help him!" I turned and started walking even faster "Annabeth how did you know?" having Grover there was starting to annoy me but I stopped to answer him again "Look I had a dream, Percy was being attacked by monsters up the road from camp ." he didn't look surprised because of the empathy link he knew I was right "I knew he needed help and I wouldn't of gotten the dream otherwise so here I am, and if your done asking me twenty questions I think he needs our help more then you need answers" I turned and started
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I woke up still invisible but I could feel the tears on my face, I must've been crying in my sleep. I took of the cap shoved it into my backpack, I whiped the tears off of my face and walked to the bathroom to fix my make-up, I looked at my backpack and the zipper was slightly undone all I could see where my clothes from lunch, I knew it was a sign, I put them on and waited till I got to the pavilion to put on the scarf again, it didn't feel right but I couldn't put my finger on what it was that was off, probably I was just hungry because I didn't eat much earlier.
This time once I sat at the head table I didn't have everyone gawking at me but I had all of the right people so I didn't care, Percy almost dropped his plate when I saw me walking towards the head table, I must not have noticed before but he wasn't at lunch he must've been underwater the whole time, It was one of the only things that had made me happy over the past 15 hours, but then I had the most
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Playing with Magic has the Same Outcome as Fire
I sat back up at the head table, I stared into Percy's sea-foam green eyes and sighed. I guess R.E.D. heard me because she cut in "Your not going to win, I hope you know that." I was still staring at Percy as I answered "What makes you so sure?" I held my finger up to Percy to show ill look back in a second, I turned my head towards Rachel "You can't wear that damn outfit for the rest of your life." I my eyes grew wide "How did you know it was magic?" she chuckled I didn't like it "Oh it was easy to guess what part of your outfit was magic, you see the thing is You where attracting Me." I picked that she was trying to make me notice that she wanted her name to classed above mine "Thing is I haven't looked at a girl like that at any point in my life, and oh please why would I start with You." I had to admit but that kind of hurt and I was starting to focus less on the scarf and more on what Rachel was saying
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Questioning the old days
"ugh where is he " I stared down the road from Thailia's tree, Pelos the dragon was coiled around it guarding the golden fleece that Percy and I had taken from the Sea of Monsters years ago.
I heard hoof steps coming towards me, I looked back to see it was Grover. "C'mon Annabeth, Percy probably just isnt coming today." I just sighed "but he promised me he was, he even called me yesterday." Grover just looked at me a little confused and just said "Annabeth you'll see him once he gets to camp you don't have to wait for him, Seriously you've been here since breakfast and you missed lunch, you sure your alright?" I stood up "Alright Grover have it your way." I started to walk down the hill and Grover left muttering something about Juniper and some flower. I didn't pay any attention to him and just went to the beach.
I sat down staring at the sea questioning everything that had happened between me Percy over the past years we are both
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Good days bad news
Once I got to the dinning pavilion I walked past the Poseidon table and Percy wasn't there, it tore me apart thinking he might have changed his mind about coming to camp but I kept it together and sat down at the Athena table, "To the gods!" Chiron shouted from the head table we all started up to put a bit of our meals into the fire and pray to the gods when it came to be my turn I scraped a bit off of my plate and prayed to my mother, but then I thought quickly and scraped a bit off to Poseidon and prayed that Percy would come to camp, I sat back down beside Malcolm another one Athena's kids "Why did you pray to Poseidon?" he whispered because he knew no one else noticed but him "How did you know?" I was a little bit scared that he knew that I had just prayed to one of my mothers fiercest rivals "Saw the Trident in the smoke your worried about Percy aren't you?" I stayed silent "you are, aren't you." he said it more like a statement then a quest
Percabeth Ch.10Percabeth Ch.10Percabeth Ch.10 in Short Stories More Like This
First Experiment I've Ever not wanted to take part in
My body started to act on its own I tackled Percy into the sand and sat on his chest kissing him, I felt his hands on my back pulling me in closer, we stopped for only a second for air and started to kiss again, he bit lightly at my bottom lip and I opened my mouth, our tongues swirled and tangled with each other playfully, I felt him start to pull my shirt up over my back, my body moved away from his "Not here." I was starting to get angry because now whatever was doing this too me could use my voice, my body stood up and pulled him up into a kiss, whatever was controlling my body was pushing him towards the cabins well one cabin Number 3.
This was bad and I knew it, even though the experiment was a success (I could of swore he couldn't get better) it was one of the worst experiments I have ever been in I couldn't control any part of my body! And I'm still not even sure if he can control his! Wow now I know wh
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After a little more kissing Percy went to undo my pants zipper, as soon as he had tugged it all the way down there was a knock on the door, all I could think of was 'Man the gods sure do work fast', "Hey Kelp For Brains you in here?!" Thailia Yelled as she opened the door slightly "Percy c'mon answer me Grover said you would be in here!", The love magic just kept me and Percy focused on each other, I could feel it giving out trying to keep Percy's attention, "Percy! I'll turn you into a fishstick if you don't tell me where Annabeth is, I need to talk to her!" she opened the door and walked in I could hear her stop in her tracks "OH MY GODS! WHAT IN HADES ARE YOU TWO DOING!"
The magic had to put all of itself to keep Percy where he was and completely forgot about me I immediately grabbed the scarf and chucked it into the corner of the room opposite to Percy's Iris Fountain, "Thailia meet me outside Artemis cabin in ten minutes." I said in between gasps as I pu
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Wake up sleepy head
No, no he's going to be fine I know it they couldn't hurt him could they? No I cant think like this I need him here I've lost so many important people to me in the past years he's not going to leave me too. "Grover come on!" I shouted and ran to Percy, Grover just looked at me confused when I picked up Percy and started running back to camp, "Annabeth where are you going?!" we both knew it was a dumb question but for every dumb question there's a stupid answer "Where do you think!" I shouted while picking up speed leaving Grover there disoriented.
I ran about as fast as I possibly could without dropping Percy, I finally got back to camp and ran towards the infirmary, I got inside it was completely empty I laid Percy down on one of the sick beds and went through the every single compartment and shelf in the whole entire refrigerator until I found it at the very bottom beside the Ambrosia I took out the bowl and a spoon and gave tw
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The Reason I Missed Him
The moment our lips touched I opened my mouth slightly and let his tongue and mine start to playfully twirl around each other, so much passion I hadn't felt this way since last year when we had gotten thrown into the lake, when we finally broke for air atleast three minutes had passed but I had felt like hours, and I started to feel my face turning a bright shade of red, that's when I knew that Percy had felt the same for me all along, And it made me realise he was MY Percy and NOBODY was going take that away from me.
I started to go back through all of my memories trying to find one that could match how amazing that one kiss was, nothing could match it nothing I had ever done with Luke or Thailia, not when I was told I got to re-design Olympus, Not even when I heard the Sirens singing, the only moments that had ever even came close to that kiss where when I was with Percy.
I knew I loved him and only him, I would follow him to the end of the worl
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Get them Love Drunk
Well Athena hates me Percy is angry with me after the best kiss ever, and I'm stuck on a porch balling my eyes out because I lost just about everything I cared about in one night. I knew to get Athena to like me again I had to do something rash and indecisive but right now I all I cared about was Percy and trying to get his attention for a couple of minutes so I can explain, no this is Percy's fault he needs to fix it but I still need to get him to do it, maybe I could him into talking to me and talking me out of things, until I can think I'm on my own I probably only had a few places to run for comfort, Either Clarisse, because she may not have the greatest incite ever but she is a really good shoulder to cry on, or the Aphrodite cabin 'cause they are always good at making you feel better about yourself and they are also the most likely to help you through girly things like a few years back but I'm NOT going in to that at
Damned PromisesHe could be at home listening to what would probably pan out to be the most important game of the Quidditch season. He could be working on his new motorcycle. Hell, it was 1:00, he could probably be at the bar already. Surely there'd be some flock of lonely housewives around that time...Damned Promises in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Instead, Sirius was stuck in the monochrome hospital waiting room, sitting on a hard chair and drinking bitter coffee from a styrofoam cup, listening to the wails of pregnant women, the woes of expectant fathers and whines of newborn children. He made no attempt to hide his distaste, punctuating every second breath with an impatient huff or mumble.
"Padfoot!" Remus hissed sharply in reprimand as Sirius' moans grew too loud and drew attention.
Sirius sighed and straightened up in the horrid, cold chair, as he found that he'd been slowly sinking lower with every second. He rubbed his eyes and slumped forward, resting his elbow on his knee and his chin on his hand. Remus chuckled quietly to
Love According to Padfoot - Chapter SevenHogwarts, it seemed, was not churning out any vulnerable girls that morning. In fact, Hogwarts seemed to take on the qualities of a ghost town in the early hours of the morning. The entirety of the Great Hall was empty when they arrived, making every step they took echo. Despite the eerie atmosphere, Sirius seemed perfectly at ease, sliding gracefully onto the bench. As soon as he sat, the table around him filled with food. Good to know at least the house elves were awake.Love According to Padfoot - Chapter Seven in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Remus plopped onto the bench with not even a fraction of the elegance displayed by his friend, huffing as he did so. Sirius looked up mildly.
"Don't fret, Moony," he said cheerily, "Plently of desperate fish in the sea."
Remus fixed him with a sharp glare.
"Thank you for that." he snapped icily, "And that's not what I'm mad about."
Sirius didn't look up as he piled toast onto his plate but his eyebrows rose interestedly, "Oh?"
"You robbed me of at least an hour's sleep, Sirius!" Remus exclaimed, dropping his voice wh
Love According to Padfoot - Chapter TwoRemus supposed it terribly feminine to lay awake for half the night wondering what his other half was doing now. Unfortunately, his mind couldn't be distracted. Christine had been his first girlfriend, embarrassingly so considering his age, and for a while there he'd been truly happy. Christine was amazing, beyond that she was enviable. Just a little shorter than him, which was impressive given his recent growth spurts, with hair like honeycomb and thick lashed blue eyes. His heart panged uncomfortably as he damned himself over and over for screwing it up. But then again, he had the right to choose, and he'd chosen right... Hadn't he?Love According to Padfoot - Chapter Two in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Mercifully, his thoughts were cut short before they entered dangerous regret territory. A shaggy head appeared, poking in through his curtains, eyes wide from the dark and a lack of glasses.
"You awake, Rem?" he asked in James's best attempt of a whisper. Sadly, James Potter had never mastered the art of being quiet.
"Yeah, what's up?" Remus actually whis
Love According to Padfoot - Chapter Four"If I were a prostitute, I'd dress like Moony."Love According to Padfoot - Chapter Four in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"It's a compliment. You dress like you don't have syphillis."
"I don't have syphillis!"
"Well that's always good."
"Wait, why are you a prostitute in the first place?"
"Hey, don't knock it until you've tried it."
"I'm not saying I have! Geez, Moony. But I'd like to keep my options open and I'm just pointing out that I've found my selling point."
"Dressing like you don't have syphillis?"
It had been two days since the uncomfortably heartfelt conversation in History of Magic and Christine Scott had become a mere ghost of a worry in Remus's mind, so trivial that he found himself laughing about the ordeal at lunch by the lake.
"I heard Sheppard dumped her that night. Serves her right." Peter commented as he shifted to let Sirius into the circle.
"Don't know how he could stomach her in the first place," James sneered before turning to the new arrival, "Alright, mate?"
Sirius gave an unimpressed huff and rolled
Rainy Day GamesIt was the fourth rainy weekend in a row at Hogwarts, leaving the residents of the seventh year Gryffindor common room quite on edge.Rainy Day Games in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Go hunt." Sirius mumbled, his words distorted by the hand that held his chin up.
"Fish, Sirius," Remus reminded him.
Sirius rolled his eyes, "Fine, please yourself. Fish, hunt, I don't care."
Remus sighed and picked a card from the pile.
"It makes more sense for you to 'go hunt', though. I mean, you're hunting for a matching card, right?" Sirius snapped suddenly.
"Let it go, Padfoot." Remus seethed, closing his eyes and taking a deep breath.
There was a long pause.
"It's your turn, Prongs." Sirius reminded him.
James looked down at the pair on the floor from his bed and frowned, "I didn't know I was playing."
Remus opened his mouth to voice his confusion but he was interrupted by a long, loud moan.
"I'm bored!" Sirius groaned, throwing down his cards and rolling over onto his back.
"You did have a six!" Remus huffed.
Sirius cocked an eyebrow, "I know."
Love According to Padfoot - Chapter OneJames Potter was considering his options. His eyes raked the dormitory, counting his exits and formulating as many escape plans as possible. Unfortunately, the only door out was currently blocked and his only other option was pitching himself out the window of Gryffindor Tower, so named because it was, in fact, a tower. So, short of pulling out his wand and throwing an AK at the objects of his torture, James resigned himself to the fact that he would just have to flatten himself to the wall, avert his eyes and endure it.Love According to Padfoot - Chapter One in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Peter Pettigrew was eating dinner alone. Fate had dealt him a better hand than his friend James, it seemed. When the chaos began, Peter and James shared a look of anxious anticipation. It wasn't the first time something like this had happened, and experience had taught them that these instances were never fleeting. Luckily, the objects of their fears were too caught up in their own problems to notice the two boys, so Peter had quietly slipped into his Animagus form and
Love According to Padfoot - Chapter EightTwilight was beautiful at Hogwarts. The night's first stars were bright and visible in the countryside air, not like in the smog covered suburbia, and they glimmered twice as bright, reflected in the dark, vast lake. A crisp breeze seemed to cleanse the air of it's daylight drama, leaving a sweet, fresh feeling for the day to come. The Hogwarts grounds were quiet.Love According to Padfoot - Chapter Eight in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Except for the laughter, of course.
Great, barking gasps that sounded almost painful and didn't sound like they would stop anytime soon.
"James!" Remus snapped over the noise, "Stop it! Stop laughing and explain!"
"I... Y-you looked... HA!... So...!"
Remus rapped his friend on the back a little harder than he should have.
"Yes, yes, I looked surprised, we've been over this-"
"I... can't believe...!"
"James! Shut up or I'll take up taxidermy!"
The Hogwarts grounds were quiet.
Remus took in a deep breath, "Okay... Now, explain to me- Without laughing!-"
James bit back his giggles.
"-what you just said."
James took a moment to s
Love According to Padfoot - Chapter SixWhen Sirius had said 'bright and early' he'd only been half right. Casting a groggy Tempus charm told Remus that it was bordering on 5 'o' clock, so early was a fairly accurate proclamation.Love According to Padfoot - Chapter Six in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"The sun hasn't even... gone up." Remus whined into his pillow, forgetting the word 'risen' in his stupor.
Sirius was relentless. After discovering that his normal wake up method (a loud, operatic rendition of 'Bridge over Bubbled Potions') wasn't going to stir his tortured friend, he'd taken to, one by one, stealing items from Remus's bed.
"Cry my a river, Moony, you've already lost your covers and your curtains, can't decide if it'll be your pillow or your pants next," Sirius threatened cheerily as he pulled off Remus's socks.
Remus frowned at the threat and slowly began to stir, his body feeling heavy.
"Fine, fine," he grumbled, "I'm getting up. Mostly because I get the impression that you're all too eager to get my pants off."
Sirius ignored the jibe and grinned, "Perfect. Your sheets, curtains
Love According to Padfoot - Chapter Three"I think breakfast might be my favorite meal of the day..." Peter supplied.Love According to Padfoot - Chapter Three in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
And that was the only sentence spoken throughout the entirety of the morning meal.
The Marauder mood was at an all time low. After such a heart warming night of friendship and forgiving, it really was a shame that they'd had to run into Christine on the way to the Great Hall. The blonde girl had seemed surprisingly active considering that she'd spent the night in detention. In fact, Christine looked anything but exhausted as she quite vigorously made out with Ryan Sheppard in the middle of the corridor.
His friends had been quick to lead him away from the sight, but the damage had been done. Remus's lips seemed to permanently press together as if to stem the flow of either tears or fury and he couldn't bring himself to eat a thing. James and Sirius were in identical states of outrage, glaring daggers at the Ravenclaw harlet's back across the room. Peter seemed to have cracked under the stress, shoulders hunchin
Love According to Padfoot - Chapter NineWhen Remus found Sirius that night, the dark haired Marauder of questionable morals and sexuality was alone, fortunately, in the dormitory. James and Peter were enjoying a game of chess in the common room but Remus hadn't been able to focus, mind reeling from the earlier conversation. He stumbled upon the object of his confusion by accident. Sirius, sitting cross legged on his bed examining a piece of parchment, held his hands together at his chest and bowed his torso when Remus walked in.Love According to Padfoot - Chapter Nine in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Aaaah, my young apprentice... You sit now, observe zee grand master..."
Remus hardly registered the ridiculous accent Sirius was putting on, still unable to focus. He stumbled numbly to Sirius's bed and sat at the opposite end where his friend/sensei had indicated.
"Zis, apprentice, is zee modern man's most essential tool..." he turned to Marauder's Map to face Remus.
Remus frowned, brought back out of his thoughts for a moment, "I-What?"
"Zis is map of zee castle," Sirius proclaimed, sweeping a han
Barbed WireI screamed and reached towards the door where Benjamin's body was disappearing, and I pulled against the guard's strong, lanky hold. The soldier held me at arms length and started speaking to me, but I wouldn't open my eyes and I wouldn't stop yelling.Barbed Wire in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Just kill me!" I cried, tears erupting, struggling, writhing. "Kill me, too! Please, please, Benjamin, don't leave! No, Benji, no, don't go, don't go, you can't leave me alone, take me with you, don't leave me!"
Suddenly, I felt a harsh slap against my cheek and my eyes were jarred open. It took me a moment, but I recognized the slender nose and the tin-can eyes. His auburn brows were drawn down low and his mouth was a hard line. "Sara! Listen to me. Listen to me, Goddamnit!" He shook my shoulders and I closed my mouth, biting down hard on my lip until blood ran down my chin.
His grip on my shoulders was
Blue-Jay"I don't think I can do it anymore."Blue-Jay in Short Stories More Like This
The girl says this. She is sitting on an old wooden bench under an even older apple blossom tree. Sunlight falls in stencils of gold across her face and arms.
"I know it's hard."
This is said by the boy. He is sitting beside her, his blue eyes glinting in the dappled light. "It's hard but you have to."
The girl stares down at her hands. "I'm sick of the apologies."
"What do you mean?"
"The others. They apologize to me. Even my teachers do it! Why are they apologizing? Do they think it will make me feel better? Does it make them feel self-riotous and noble to remind me every day?"
The boy sighs. "They mean well, Elsa. What would you say if you were them?"
"I don't know anymore! All I know is that I don't want to go back to school tomorrow. I can't."
He rests a hand on her knee. "Don't tal
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Everyone was two inches tall.