Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 39Peter wasn't sure what had just happened exactly. He only knew that instead of Alex dropping him off at home like always, they were instead making their way to none other than Alex's place. Alex's home. His house. The place in which he lived. Alone.Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 39 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Peter would have probably been hyperventilating by this point just by thinking about it and overanalysing it as usual, but instead he was just not really thinking about anything. His fever had made him disoriented and sleepy, and by the time Alex had arrived at his apartment building, Peter was practically asleep again.
"Okay, this is it," Alex said, turning and looking at Peter with raised eyebrows. Peter looked back at him, not even realising that he was supposed to move right away. Alex shook his head with a smile before leaning over Peter to open the car's door. Peter was forced to reluctantly get out of the car and follow Alex inside his apartment building.
"I still haven't fully moved in so there are boxes everywhere. Sorry about
Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 22Peter got home after half an hour, taking advantage of the early time to take a walk around and clear his head. Or at least think calmly without any interruptions. Even after something so abnormal to him, he still felt strangely calm as he walked through the quiet streets until he reached his house. It wasn't particularly cold that night, only a light breeze gently pushing his hair back as he walked. He figured that any other guy would just think of the date he just had, wondering if he had done well, how the goodnight kiss felt yet all he could think about was his best friend. As if he had already forgotten about his outing with Claire. While he was with her he had pushed it to the back of his mind, but now he had no choice but to think about their fight. The more time passed the guiltier he felt, and the more anxious he got. What if he had lost Matt for good? What if he tried to fix it and it would be too late?Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 22 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
No, I won't accept this.
Once he got inside, he evaded h
Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 34The more Peter thought about it, the more he was getting angry at his dad. Instead of calming down and simply getting over the events that happened just a little over an hour ago with his sister, Peter was obsessing over how irrational the situation was in the first place. Now he had to not only worry about his own problems, but worry about his sister's welfare too, both emotional and physical. He was worried. And that worrying was getting him angry. Was he angry at his dad alone or also at himself for not standing up more and stopping him? But what good would that have brought anyway? His dad seemed to be in a place where he wouldn't listen to sense.Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 34 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The car parked in front of his grandparents' estate, the small family getting out quietly. The tension was thick in the air, despite neither one of them talking about it. Harold walked ahead of the rest of the family, his steps quick as he walked through the garden and to the front door.
And what was with that anyway? His father had insis
Mirrors from Afar -IntroSummary: Peter lives a lie.Mirrors from Afar -Intro in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He plays a sport that he despises for the sake of his father's love, and hides his true sexuality from the world, except his two best friends.
He dreams that life was simpler, so that he wouldn't have to hide.
Because, as much as he hides it, he can't escape from himself, or the feelings he has for another man.
A man who can never love him back.
A man who after 11 years has begun to get closer to Peter.
But is it for better, or for worse?
As Peter's life slowly turns upside down, Peter will realize that every wrong decision comes with great consequences.
Things are about to change.
The six year old boy sat on the carpet of his grandparents' house, raising a couple of action figures and making sound effects on his own. In his imagination they flew in an attempt to beat his boredom. The house was not meant for kids to play in, but the large yard was far too cold to play in. He had only brought a couple of toys with him, and they would only
Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 27"Holy-!" Alex took a step back, covering his mouth. He looked even more shocked than Peter was. The boy blinked as he was harshly brought back from his trance. He felt like he should say something, but it was as if the kiss had stolen his ability to form words.Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 27 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Oh God " Alex muttered, backing another step. Peter could only stare at him, still wondering if he was awake or merely dreaming.
"I'm so sorry!" Alex exclaimed, which made Peter blink.
"Sorry ?" he repeated in confusion, finally getting his speech back.
"I don't know what oh God I'm so sorry!" Alex looked almost panicked. Peter had never seen him this way before.
"E-erm, don't be sorry," Peter stuttered, having no idea how he should react to Alex's words. Alex was apologising? Why?
"It must have been the wine! It must have been Oh God " Alex continued talking quickly and making excuses, his hands on his head in panic. Peter felt like he should comfort him in some way, but had no idea how. He couldn
Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 13Peter walked to chemistry class quietly, sitting at his table.Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 13 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"You okay?" Matt asked as he sat next to him, looking at him warily.
"Huh?" Peter blinked, looking disoriented. Alex had literally made him swoon with a simple hello.
"I said, are you okay?" Matt repeated.
"Oh, yeah, I'm fine, totally fine," Peter said, clearing his throat. He opened up his chemistry book, pretending to read it in an attempt at stopping any more incoming questions. But it didn't work.
"So, how do you know our math teacher?" Matt asked, sitting back on his seat.
"What? What makes you think I know him?" Peter questioned instantly, tensing up. Matt blinked and arched an eyebrow.
"Because you told me?" he said slowly, making a weird face.
"Right, I forgot. Eh, he's a friend of the family's," Peter said, his eyebrows furrowing.
"What sort of friend?" Matt continued, leaning his chin on his palm. He didn't seem to care one bit that class had started. Though the questions were simple, Peter felt like he was being
Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 8"Is Jenny coming, mummy?" Anna asked once Harold parked the car in front of the large family estate.Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"No, Jenny was just visiting from France with her mother, remember?" Louise explained to her daughter. Peter wasn't paying any attention to the unimportant conversation, looking out the window. He was looking at the large garden that was surrounded by tall fences that he used to play as a kid in the summer, and to the spacious two story house that many of his relatives were gathered for one of his many family gatherings. Alex would be among them too, most likely.
"Come on, we're late again, your grandma is going to scold me," his mother said as she unbuckled Anna's seatbelt and got her out of the car.
"Grandma scolds you?" Anna questioned with a giggle.
"She is my mother, so yes," Louise said with a smile. Peter got out of the car, taking a deep breath.
They all walked through the gates and the garden, arriving at the front door. Before they even rang the doorbell, the door opened, and,
Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 2The seventeen year old boy opened his eyes as the far too familiar sound of his alarm clock woke him up from his peaceful sleep. He was dreaming of flying through the city, like the whole town was in space and that he was the only one that could float. He loved those dreams the most. Well, almost.Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 2 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
He turned on the side and glared at the time that was shown on the nightstand, reaching and turning off the annoying beeping sound of the alarm. Mondays. He hated Mondays.
He would have fallen back asleep, the pillow and mattress taunting him with their pleasant softness, but he felt a little hand shaking his. He opened his eyes again and recognized his sister's face, Anna. She was four years old, tiny in height and with blonde hair like his. The only difference was that she had taken her mother's blue eyes, while he had inherited his father's brown ones, so dark they almost looked black.
"Morning!" the little girl said cheerfully, smiling happily. He couldn't understand how anyone could smil
Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 35"I feel like a parent with a very rebellious child."Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 35 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Relax, Momma Matt, I'm sure everything's fine."
"Seriously! I'm worried! I don't like Emma hanging out with Chuck! He's bad news."
"You're telling me?" Peter rolled his eyes when Matt held his arm as they walked down the sidewalk. Even so, he made no move to stop him. He and Matt had decided to go to town that day instead of their usual hang outs, so the chances of them bumping into anyone familiar were slim to none. Peter couldn't help but wonder if the reason why nobody had looked at them weird was because they couldn't tell Matt was a guy and not because they were open minded. But he didn't know if Matt would appreciate it if Peter said anything about it.
Matt had dragged Peter inside a good number of clothing stores including female ones, much to Peter's embarrassment and slight amusement. The store clerks seemed to share the same feelings, but Matt appeared to either not notice or simply not care.
"Besides, there's nothing we c
Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 18Peter didn't know how long he was holding onto Alex. His mind was disoriented, and his body felt completely exhausted from what had just happened. All Peter knew was that Alex was allowing him to hold him, to wrinkle his jacket from the tight grip Peter had on it, for as long as he needed. Alex's arms were warm, and Peter felt protected in their embrace. As if for some reason, everything would turn out alright. So, he decided to let himself get lost in that delusion for a couple more minutes.Mirrors from Afar -Chapter 18 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
But, he knew that he had to come back to reality at some point, and after a while he pulled himself away from Alex's chest, looking to the side in shame. He was still sitting on the floor, and Alex was still on his knees in front of him.
"Are you feeling better?" Alex was the first to break the silence. Peter didn't dare to look at him and simply made a small nod.
"Do you want me to take you home?" Alex asked. His voice didn't sound pitying or patronizing. Just sincere and serious. Peter nodded as
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Chapter 1 Hunt
"Someone should learn how to drive," Garrus Vakarian thought shaking his head while he investigated the damaged Mako in the cargo hold of the Normandy. He held a great deal of respect toward Commander Shepard, but her driving wasto put it mildlyreckless. Mako was designed to be used in extreme conditions, but at times he thought that Shepard was asking too much from the vehicle and it was his job to fix anything her driving broke. "Next time she comes around, I'll tell her to stop driving like mad, I sure will," Garrus thought.
"Hi there," Shepard's voice jarred him out from his thoughts. "How's she looking?"
Garrus started to turn to face herhe fully intended to speak his mind about the matterbut she was standing much closer than he had expected and for a reason he couldn't understand her hand, which was resting right next to his, gave him a pause. He had never really paid any attention to her hands be
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Chapter 8 Mercenaries
"You're kicking ass, Shepard," Garrus complimented her. "They barely touched us. And we got Jaroth in the process. I've been hunting that little bastard for months."
"Why were you after him?" Shepard asked, smiling while she headed to see if the two other humans who had come with her were unhurt. It was simply right that the two of them were together againshe missed all of her friends from the previous Normandy, but more than others she had missed Garrus. The turian had not said so, but she thought that maybe he had missed her too, at least a little.
"He's been shipping tainted eezo all over Citadel space," Garrus spat out, feeling disgustedhe had wanted to arrest that slimy salarian when he had still been a real law enforcement officer, but Jaroth had stayed out of reach. "Half the goods I seized back at C-Sec came from his team here on Omega. I took out a big shipment a while back and killed his top lieutenant in the pr
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Chapter 28 That's what friends do
They were again on their way to CitadelGarrus had overheard Shepard giving the order to Jokerafter their post-action debriefing. During the talk Garrus had noticed that Shepard's heart was not in the meeting and guessed that she was still musing on the horrible things Ashley Williams had said to her. An incoming call from the Illusive Man had cut the debriefing short, and now the crew was back to their normal posts.
Garrus heard the telltale sound of footsteps behind his back, and turned to face Shepard.
"Need me for something?" he asked.
"Garrus..." He had never heard Shepard's voice so broken before, and she was blinking her eyes rapidly again. "I just need to talk."
"Sure," Garrus replied, gesturing toward the footlocker Shepard usually sat when she visited him.
"You are my only true friend now," she sighed as she sat down heavily. "Ashley..."
Garrus closed the door and sat next to Shepard.
"She was too hard on yo
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Chapter 6 Reunion
Three days later Garrus was surprised to find himself still alive and fighting.
The day before he had been able to take down a gunship Blue Suns had send against him, but he was growing tired despite the medical injections he had been taking. He had not eaten properly since before heading to that fake meeting with Sidonis, he had only slept couple of hours at random intervals and even that had been restless. But he was not going to give up, the mercs had killed his team and while they would eventually succeed in killing him too, he would make them sweat blood before that. He would go out fighting, and taking as many mercenaries with him as he could.
The mercs had taken into habit of sending waves of freelancers at himwhile he had no particular hatred toward the people who freelanced their weapons, he knew that if they got to him, he would die, so he kept killing anything that came on the bridge. Sooner or later mercs would have to change
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Chapter 3 Breaking up
Garrus was playing with his drink while the four of them sat in a small booth in what had once been the nightclub called Flux. He, Wrex, Tali and Liara had been brought to the Citadel after the destruction of the Normandy, but Ashley Williamswho had been with them earlierhad already headed out with Alliance military leaving her alien crewmates to take care of themselves.
"What Shepard saw in her visions about Protheans is going to be a big help for my future work," Liara said poking at a nut that had fallen on the table. "What ever I'm going to find out, I'll dedicate it to her."
"What Shepard showed me about my own people, about genophage, I will use to help my people," Wrex said sternly. "She showed me what it means to be a battlemaster and now I can be battlemaster to my people."
"I have to take information we found out about the geth back to flotilla," Tali said. "Shepard helped me to complete my pilgrimage and I owe
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Chapter 20 Thoughts
Few hours after they had returned to the Normandy, Shepard appeared to the doorway of the main battery.
"Garrus," she said. "Do you have a minute?"
"Can it wait, Shepard?" Garrus asked, without turning around. "I'm in the middle of some calibrations."
"Oh, sure," she said, but Garrus could hear she was disappointed. "I'll talk to you later."
Garrus listened as Shepard's footsteps faded away down the hallway. He had just been thinking about calibrating the gun, yes, but hadn't actually started working on it yet. He had never lied to Shepard before but he didn't really feel like talking with heror with anyone elseright now.
There were two topics of conversation he was afraid she would bring up, and he suspected they wereor at least one of them waswhat she had wanted to talk about. She either had more questions about Sidonis and his team, or she wanted to talk about their visit to the Purgatory. He knew Sido
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Chapter 4 Deathwish
"Honestly, Garrus," Lantar Sidonis said shaking his head while the two of them were investigating the cargo they had intercepted. "Do you have a deathwish?"
Looking at the dead mercenaries who were lying haphazardly around the cargo hold Garrus thought about the matter. Was the work he was currently doing a sign that he had a deathwish? It was dangerous, there was no question about that, but was he taking risks to help the others or was he trying to get himself killed? If the answer was later, he wasn't doing very good job at it as he had stayed alive for more than a year while taking down criminal elements of Omega. But on the other hand, when had his job ever ended the way he had planned it?
"I mean," Sidonis continued when his commander didn't answer his question. "We have been hitting on the three major gangs on the Omega, plus several of the smaller ones. Sooner or later they have to take action against us... Against you. You might be kn
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Chapter 17 Not another gang
In less than two hours, Garrus was back on board the Normandy with his new armour and an improved comlink system he had gotten with the deal. Within those two hours he had also managed to speak with couple of his old C-Sec contacts, who had promised to keep him updated if they learned anything about Sidonis. He had already learned some things about his former turian team member, which made his blood to boil, as it proved Sidonis had indeed sold them out.
"Damn weasel," Garrus cursed, throwing his old, battered armour to the footlocker with too much force. "I'll make you pay for your betrayal."
"Hey," Shepard's voice made him spin around suddenly. "You look like a shining knight in that new armour. Nice."
"Thanks, Shepard," Garrus replied even though he wasn't sure what a 'shining knight' was. But if comparing him to one made Shepard happy, he believed it to be good. "Need me for something?"
"Just wanted to talk," Shepard
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Chapter 25 Horizon
News of the importance of the upcoming mission had spread around the Normandy and the whole crew seemed to be more exited than usual. When Garrus, Shepard, and Mordin finally boarded the shuttle to go down on the planet, it was almost a relief to get out of all the action. The landing shuttle could have carried the whole team, fully armoured and armed, so the three of them had room to spread around. Shepard sat on a seat in the middle of the shuttle, right next to the door which led to the cockpit and Mordin had taken up a seat in the far corner. He was nervously studying readings on his omni-tool and his mouth was moving, but no sound came out.
Garrus sat across from Shepard, his long legs stretched straight aheadthe couch-seat of the shuttle was little too low for him and he was feeling uncomfortable. He was checking up on his rifle for a final time, when he suddenly felt a touch on his leg. Shepard had been stretching and when
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Chapter 29 Citadel
Garrus headed up to the command deck well before EDI had time to inform him that Shepard was waiting. As the doors to the lift opened he saw Shepard talking with Joker at the pilot's station and headed toward them. When he was approaching them he thought he heard Joker saying his name.
"...trying to beat guys to death with it," Joker said. "I can't believe it, but I liked the old Garrus better. I always liked Tali, so I wish she was on board."
"'Old Garrus'?" Garrus wondered. "What does he mean by that?"
"We'll find Tali, Joker," Shepard assured her pilot. She turned around to see Garrus approaching. "Good timing, Garrus. I was just about to tell EDI to pass the word that we're almost there."
"Someone going with us?" Garrus asked.
"Not this time," Shepard shook her head. "We are here just to talk to AndersonI expect the conversation being difficult enough without unfamiliar people being presentand we need to get some
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Lightning approached the main building of the CRYSIS Corps. training facility. Having the clearance to continue through Crystallinus, the shuttle had flown directly to the training facility to drop her off. Large enough to be its own district, the CRYSIS Corps. HQ was actually located nearest the base of Cocoon's crystal pedestal. Spanning a good few miles across, the base of operations was what linked the rest of Crystallinus to the crystal pillar. The CRYSIS Corps. Training Facility was tucked away in the corner, farthest from the HQ main gate.
Drawing nearer the administration building, Lightning found a member of military personnel waiting outside. While relaxed, leaning against one of the crystal pillars outside the double doors, his uniform was crisp, his posture firm giving off a seriousness that didn't suit the age he lookedand he looked like couldn't have been much older than twenty. His light hair was gelled back leaving only a few ba
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A crystal shard floated among a dark red mass, slowly pulsating with a dull light. The flashes were slow but steady—as if mimicking a heartbeat. No, accompanying a heartbeat, for faint thumps in time with the pulses of light began to fade into the foreground. Eventually it seemed as though the crystal shard was a heart, as light from it began shooting through veins, now apparent in the increasing glow. Moments later, the speed of the beats began to increase, the pause between each one, shortening. Quicker and faster, the crystal's luminosity growing strong still. As the pulses grew quicker, the crystal seemed to crack, dark lines streaming from it, twisting, wrapping, coiling themselves around the veins, around the crystal itself. It began to block the light emanating from it, snapping the veins connected to it. Soon the crystal split completely down the middle, darkness seeping forth, devouring the light and swallowing the area in darkne
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How do you watch while they hurt?
How do you stand and smile while they curl up and cry?
How do you listen when they don't want to talk?
How do you accept that you have no control?
How do you accept that you have no power?
How do you make it okay
when sorry isn't good enough?
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"How ya doin' back there, sunshine?" An amused voice echoed through a small cavern.
"Call me sunshine again," a softer voice began to answer, "I'll show you how I'm doing."
"Don't tempt me." The first voice laughed.
Fang and Lightning were scouting. The path that the group of l'Cie had been trekking had narrowed down into what appeared to be a tunnel through the cliff-side and Lightning had taken it upon herself to survey the upcoming area. Though her personality andto a slightly lesser extenther military training enabled her to hide it well, she was tired. Nobody but Fang noticed this. Partly due to her sharp eyes as a Pulsian warrior, but mostly to do with the fact that Fang had recently grown to notice just about anything and everything about the Cocoon soldier. Like she noticed that she no longer seemed to hear Lightning's quiet footsteps behind her.
"Sunshine?" Fang questioned, as i
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"Okay, now remember babe, our budget is around two thousand gil, yeah?"
Fang grabbed her more-than-slightly distracted, pink-haired girlfriend gently but firmly by the arm as they entered the large auction hall. She maneuvered her significant other until they were facing one another, eye to eye.
"I'm serious. I know how much you've being going on about this couch but we can't be going too crazy now, right?"
"I know." Lightning merely nodded, flashing her trademark shadow of a smile, "Two thousand gil." Fang hesitated before loosening her grip on the pinkette's arm.
"Don't worry." Lightning continued with a small peck to Fang's cheek, "Should be fine." Another smile. Despite the quick gesture of affection causing fluttering in her stomach and goosebumps up and down her
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"Okay Fang," Vanille stood facing the taller Pulsian, pointing an accusing finger at her, "What did you do?"
"What?! I didn't do anything!" Fang defended herselfa little too quickly. She paused before motioning towards the direction Lightning had headed, "You think sunshine is in a bad mood because of me?!"
"You really need us to answer that, Fang?" Sazh answered the question with a question that was most likely on all the others' mindsa question that really didn't need an answer itself. Apparently Fang's status of being the expert at irritating the party leader had already been set in stone. Fang sighed in defeat as she pinched the bridge of her nose, confirming that there may have been an incident that had happened the evening before.
"Faaaaang!" Vanille groaned, emphasizing her exasperation with an exaggerated stomp of her foot.
"Hey, I didn't actually do anything-!"
"Well you must have
Have you any?It was a rather hot day on Gran Pulse. 6 l'Cie had started really feeling the heat as the sun rose until it was more or less directly above them. They'd eventually came across a small open plateau in the mountains. Having walked for hours, they had decided to rest in some shadetaking advantage of the breeze that the plateau allowed to whisper across it.Have you any? in Fan Fiction More Like This
The group was generally was rather talkative, particularly during breaks in their journey but there was an unusual, awkward silence among the l'Cie during that particular break. Ironically, the reasonnot so unusuallywas in the actions of a certain Pulsian saboteur.
Sazh watched Vanille, his lips in a frown and his brow furrowed. The tiny chocobo chick popped out of his hair and seemed to share his attitude and look of discomforted disagreement. It chirped furiously from its perch atop his head. The pilot would often find himself scolding Vanil
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"C'mon Sunshine, it ain't gonna hurt, I promise." Fang's voice sent ripples of electricity through Lightningnot unlike her fingers that trailed down the pinkette's arm, "I'll be gentle."
"Why do you have to be so-" Lightning cut herself off, gritting her teeth to prevent the yelp from escaping her lips when she felt Fang's breath tickle her ear. The Gran Pulsian had moved to stand behind herclose behind her.
"Now just relax, follow my lead." Fang's touch sent flashes of fire across Lightning's skin as she gently grasped the soldier's hands with her own. It certainly didn't help things when the taller woman stepped into her, pressing just about every powerfully toned inched of her body against Lighting's back, "Still too tense, Sunshine "
At the brush of Fang's lips against her ear, Lightning jolted away. She let out a breath she hadn't been aware she was holding and refused to tur
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"Oy! Over here, ugly!" Fang yelled, taunting the beast that howled a few feet in front of her. The creature turned to her with glowing red eyes, snarling and salivating at the thought that she had dared challenged it. There were few that would willing face such a beast head oneven fewer that dared taunt it with a grin like the one the Oerban warrior standing before it sported.
The beast roared, rearing back on its hind legs, morphing into a more humanoid form. Its muscles strained with the raw power that was pumping through them. Eventually it stood at full height, grasping a whirling weapon half it's size. It towered over the Pulsian woman, somewhat mimicking her and assuming the same combat-ready position. The two beings of Pulse faced each other. Both were poised and prepared to strike yet were waiting for the other to attempt it first. It was hunter versus prey.
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"Stop being such a child!"
"Look, I've done every other crazy thing you've asked; left my weapon at the temple, put on this ridiculous excuse for a costume-" Fang pulled at the collar around her neck and hem of the shirt as Lightning fastened a few of the light torso armor across her back.
"Putting on the 'ridiculous costume' would be pointless without it being complete." Lightning mumbled, growing increasingly frustrated at her inability to completely fasten the armor correctly due to the Oerban's squirming. She forcibly dropped what she was doing and gripped Fang's shoulder and leaned up to hiss in her ear as to not add to the noise being made, "Just stay still for one minute! One minute!"
Lightning's sudden proximity and the pinkette's breath at her eat made Fang go ridged. She became still so quickly, there was a brief moment of bewilderment on Lightning's part. She quickly shook it off to continue to complete Fang's disguise.
Lightning's plan involve
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*Note: Chapter 1 and 2 are more like an extended prologue than anything. I cover a lot of ground in the first two chapters. The story slows down after that. The first two chapters basically cover little aspects that you need to know as the story progesses. Please don't let the first two chapter deter you from reading on. Thank you!
"I'm proud of you kid," said Anderson.
"Just remember you were a human before you were a Spectre, you represent all of humanity with your actions," said Udina.
"I won't let you down," said Shepard confidently.
Anderson stepping down and giving Shepard the Normandy? It didn't feel right to her. Pushing papers wasn't his thing but he wanted to give her every chance to succeed in this mission. She knew how much this meant to him and she wasn't going to let
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Shepard sighed heavily as every step she took felt harder to make. She trudged through the base; intent on saying her goodbyes to her beloved crew. She walked around in a daze, looking at the destruction of the base area alone, until her eyes fell upon a familiar face.
"Hey Commander," Vega solemnly said as Shepard approached him.
"What? No Lola?" she teased with the biggest smile she could muster.
"Huh?…Yeah, sorry," he replied as he looked down at the ground.
"Are you okay?"
"I don't know what I thought I'd feel coming back to Earth," Vega said, "I was ready to fight - ready to die if I had to. But seeing everything like this…"
Shepard swallowed down her own concerns and fears as she braced Vega's arm; knowing that his resolve needed to be strengthened in that moment.
"I know it's hard, but this is only temporary," she said as she locked eyes with him. "We will win this. So stay focused and don't let them shake your resolve."
"I know, I kn
Two Turians and a KeeperGarrus and Chellick were busy reviewing footage at their desks into the late hours of the evening. They were working on a case together involving suspicious cargo that was being run through the Citadel. All ships docking were legitimate which meant that when they finally pinpointed the ship, either the entire crew was "dirty" or they had an extremely shady crew member that was very good at hiding his illegal activities. In any case, they had to pinpoint what ship, or ships, the cargo was coming from and this was proving to be quite the task. They reviewed hundreds of tapes from the course of a few months, watching every ship dock, watching every crate that exited, checking the docking records to make sure everything matched up. So far, they had turned up nothing.Two Turians and a Keeper in Short Stories More Like This
"I can't look at any more footage," sighed Chellick. "It's late; let's just pick this back up tomorrow."
"Yeah, alright," Garrus replied as he rubbed his eyes. "You want to go get a
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 32Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 32 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard made her way up to the bridge to see a very excited Joker before her.
"Hey, Commander! Check out my copilot!" said Joker as he looked over at EDI.
"Is this why you called me up here? Seriously, Joker?"
"Oh sorry, did I interrupt something?" he snickered.
"Shut up. Anyways, about EDI so she just installed herself into that new body without any help from you?"
"Come on, Commander. Don't you trust me?"
Shepard crossed her arms and raised an eyebrow at him.
Joker chuckled, "Okay, let me put it this way: if I knew that EDI was gonna install herself into a sexy robot body, do you honestly think I'd be able to keep quiet about it? Look at that! I would've baked a cake!"
"I am right here, Jeff" said EDI.
"Yes you are, EDI. Yes you are," he sighed.
Shepard laughed, "Wow are you even capable of flying this ship anymore without being completely distracted?"
"Please! I could handle the Normandy with my eyes closed."
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 26Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 26 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard walked along the beach the warm sand under her feet. She walked towards the water letting it rush around her feet and ankles.
"Mommy! Mommy!" shouted a little voice. "Look what I found!"
She turned her head to see her son, a little barefaced tan turian who couldn't be more than four years old, running towards her. He was holding a huge shell in his hands and he extended it out to her.
"Oh wow, it's beautiful baby," she exclaimed.
"I got it for you!"
"I love it! Thank you so much."
His face was beaming with pride at his mother's reaction. He turned back and yelled, "Mommy loves it!"
Shepard looked up to see who her son was shouting to. Her eyes locked with the piercing blue eyes of the turian approaching Garrus. He walked up beside her and put his arm around her waist.
Garrus chuckled, "We were down in that cove for hours trying to find the perfect one. He w
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 43Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 43 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Wow, an actual easy mission this time, Shepard thought as she entered the geth's virtual world alone.
Geth fighter squadrons had targeted quarian liveships with attacks that would have a serious impact on their fleet. Shepard, along with the help of Legion and Garrus, had gone to the Geth Comm Hub on Rannoch to disable the server controlling the geth fighters.
Shepard followed the virtual path, disrupting the Reaper code infections along the way and making it to her first data cluster. She cleared out the cluster and then a new path was revealed that led her to the next cluster. She repeated this pattern a few more times until she had finally cleared out all infections. Then she made her way to the access point to exit the virtual world and back to reality where her squad was waiting for her.
Shepard was curious to see what her actions had done as she exited the virtual chamber. Sudd
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 47Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 47 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Liara found herself awake in the early hours of the morning. She was worried about Thessia, worried about the crucible, worried about war, worried about everything. She walked through the quiet ship; passing only a couple of night shift people along the way.
Looking down at the floor, she shuffled along to nowhere in particular when she bumped into something someone. She looked up
"Javik," she said faintly.
"Do you make it a habit to not watch where you are walking?" he asked.
"Not usually, no," she chuckled. She knew he meant no humor in his question but she found him much more pleasant to be around if she viewed his comments that way.
"Why are you up? Can't sleep?" she asked him.
"I was asleep for fifty thousand years. I do not wish to sleep often nor do I require it," he replied. "What of you, Liara? What has you up at this hour?"
"I've got too much on my mind to sleep," she sighed.
He scanned the so
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 7Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 7 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shepard took up a holo conference with the Illusive Man. Shepard was upset to discover that he lured the Collectors to the colony because he was not willing to wait any longer for them to strike. Bastard! He assured Shepard that no other colonies would be sacrificed and that he would find a way for them to successfully pass through the Omega 4 relay; the gateway used by the Collectors. No other ship had gone through the relay and return safely. The Illusive Man encouraged Shepard to continue building her team and gave her three more dossiers.
Shepard set a course for Illium; two of her candidates were at that location. Kill two birds with one stone.
They docked at Nos Astra and Shepard didn't waste any time heading out, Garrus and Jack in tow. As they left the docking bay they were approached by a concierge. "Welcome to Nos Astra Commander Shepard. We've
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 40Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 40 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Garrus had gone five rounds on the hardest setting of the VI combat training program and yet felt no difference in the level of hostility that had overtaken his body. He was on his sixth round and was too busy imagining Kaidan as his opponent to notice that his father had entered the room. Artus stood silently in the corner observing his son; something was definitely bothering him. Garrus finally felt the presence of his father and quickly turned his head to the side to view him.
"What's got you so aggravated?" Artus asked as he took a seat on a nearby bench.
"Nothing, just keeping my combat skills sharp," Garrus replied catching his breath as he walked over and joined his father on the bench.
"You're not a good liar, son. What's going on? Something with Shepard?"
"No yes I mean, sort of," Garrus sighed. "Major Kaidan Alenko. I've told you some stories that involved him from back in the da
Love, Blood and Tears: Chapter 44Love, Blood & TearsLove, Blood and Tears: Chapter 44 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Normandy docked to the Citadel as Shepard walked by the memorial wall. The people they had lost Ashley, Kelly, Jacob, Thane she continued to scan over the rest of the names one was missing. Why wasn't it on the wall? She took the elevator down a level to speak with the one put in charge of creating the name plaques. She stepped off the elevator and found him getting ready for his day of leave on the Citadel.
"Johnson!" she shouted. "I need to speak with you for a minute."
He nodded as he jogged over to her, "Commander?"
"The name plaque for Legion are you still working on it?"
"I didn't think it would get one, ma'am."
"Why is that?" she asked as she did her best to remain calm.
"Uh it was a geth not alive - just a synthetic. I didn't think we made plaques for "
"He was a loyal member of this crew and a friend. He sacrificed his life to help his people, who are
It Takes Time: Part IShepard is signing books when the assassin hits.It Takes Time: Part I in Romance More Like This
He sees it out of the corner of his eye-
the flash of a gun,
the curl of fingers.
He's out of practice.
Slower than usual.
But he's been Alliance for longer than he's been retired,
and his reflexes kick in anyway,
turning over the table,
pushing the woman in front of him down,
dropping to the floor himself.
He hears the gun fire.
He rolls, using the table for cover.
Rattled thoughts ram through his brain.
What the fuck-
Who the hell-
Are you kidding me?
He wishes he had his gun,
and as he glances around for something useful,
his thoughts become more orderly.
There's only one exit.
If I can find a way to move the civilians out-
no, not enough time.
Gotta take him down.
Fuck, I need backup!
As if in answer to a prayer-
not that Shepard believes in those,
he hears a familiar voice.
His hand snaps
What you need"Kaidan,"What you need in Romance More Like This
staticky over the intercom,
and in that one word,
I know something's wrong.
"Kaidan, can you...
can you come down here?"
His voice is quiet.
Breathed into the comlink.
And pleading with me.
"I'm coming, Shepard."
I'm already moving,
taking the turns through the hallways towards his quarters.
I don't ask what it is.
I already know.
Everyone on the ship knows.
Shepard's locked himself in his room a grand total of one time,
and that was after the destruction of Earth.
this is Earth all over again.
I tried to go to him before.
In the hours after we'd boarded, I'd went to his room,
only to find it locked tight and refusing to budge.
I'd called his name,
banging on the metal with my fist.
and when that didn't work,
I resorted to
He still didn't answer.
I was worried,
but I stopped trying after a few days.
I knew he'd come around eventually.
And I guess I was right.
I'm sorry: Part IIThe volunteer station is desolate.I'm sorry: Part II in General Fiction More Like This
Almost no one has shown up today.
It's just me
and a few other Alliance members.
We start hauling out the remains of a collapsed building,
tossing the rubble into giant metal dumpster.
I move most of the stuff biotically.
It's not as hard as having to actually carry everything around,
But it's still tough work.
We clear about half of the area
in three hours.
covered in grime,
with our chests heaving,
one of the soldiers suggests we take a break.
We accept eagerly,
stumbling back to the station and relaxing,
muttering as our sore muscles sigh in relief.
One of the guys throws me a canteen;
I catch it and drink gratefully,
wiping my mouth on my sleeve and nodding to him in thanks.
They strike up conversation.
Talking about "old times".
I sit and listen.
had been stuck together on Earth when the Reapers attacked.
Separated from their individual squads,
they had banded together for the s
Meet the Parents: Part IKAIDANMeet the Parents: Part I in General Fiction More Like This
I think so."
"Good. Let's go."
We're in Vancouver.
Shepard didn't want to go.
He really loves London.
He loves the air,
the feel of it.
He loves our apartment.
but not cramped.
In a noisy part of town,
but he doesn't care.
It's just me and him,
and that's how he likes it.
it's not gonna be just me and him.
and my parents.
He's eager to meet my mom.
He really is.
But my dad...
"So what happens if we don't get along?"
glowering as he tugs his luggage along behind him.
if he doesn't
of his son's fiancee?"
"It'll be fine, Shepard,"
trying to keep him calm.
Dad will, uh...
He'll like you.
Shepard looks skeptical.
for good reason.
Dad and I...
our relationship is kind of...
Shepard hates him.
He's never met him-
hell, he's never even seen him-
and he hates his guts.
All based off of a conversation we
Never do that againHe doesn't give me warning.Never do that again in Romance More Like This
Doesn't send a message.
Just walks right in.
Couldn't care less.
That's Shepard for you.
in between backing me up against my desk
and pressing his lips against my throat,
"Damn, that sucked."
I close my eyes briefly.
That's one way to put it.
It's been a long day.
A shitty day.
the worst day I've had in a long, long while.
Shepard ran another suicide mission.
Or something close to it.
Clambering into a giant metal mech suit,
inventing this crazy plan.
Locking his eyes onto my own.
His voice quiet:
I'll be fine, Kaidan,
like saying it out loud made it true.
Vanishing over the edge.
Leaving behind nothing but a splash
and those empty words:
I'll be fine, Kaidan,
knowing that it's not a promise.
Just an attempt at small comfort.
Wondering if that's all I'll have of him to remember.
I'll be fine, Kaidan,
as his good-bye.
"You're an idiot,"
Hell of a rideHe’s watching the old vids again.Hell of a ride in Romance More Like This
The vids of that day.
Watches the lightning crackle through the Reaper’s metal frames.
Watches them stiffen, shift.
Watches as they move.
Crashing to the ground.
into a veil of dust
as they hit the ground.
It’s a miracle.
The cries of realization,
the light in the eyes of the soldiers.
The unbelieving grins,
the whoops as they send the remaining husks into oblivion.
It’s a miracle,
one of them says,
young and clean-shaven and happy,
with blood smeared on his armor
and his forehead glistening with sweat.
The vid skips to the parade they’d scrambled together,
hasty and under-prepared,
but big all the same.
Teenagers making out.
hell, we’ve earned a little shore leave.
And there was one face on every billboard,
one name on everyone’s lips,
one man in everyone’s thoughts.
After the parade
Fill in the blanksDarkFill in the blanks in Romance More Like This
Waves crashing over me
in a gentle rhythm.
with no control.
I'm okay with that.
when you don't have to worry
My mind is blissfully blank.
The black waves roll over me
It would be wonderful
to stay here forever.
To give up
To throw away
of needing to take another breath
of needing to lift my chest
of needing to...
Something echoes in the back of my mind and my train of thought stops, half-processed.
Echoing throughout my inky world,
prodding me sharply,
tearing a hole in the blackness.
don't you dare!
I recoil from the words,
and feel a rush of relief as the darkness smothers them.
I embrace the ocean again;
rack my brains.
What was I saying, again?
Before I was interrupted.
Something about throwing things away.
But as my body slips beneath the waves,
In the end: Part IKaidan isn't sure how many drinks he's had.In the end: Part I in Romance More Like This
The bartender is looking wary
and his tongue feels heavy in his mouth,
so he assumes he can down a few more before he's completely wasted.
He's been drinking heavily all week.
It always happens this time of year.
a quick-witted turian-
has become something of a sympathetic voice in his life,
nodding to him when he comes through the door
and mixing up the shard wine before Kaidan even asks.
The drink is batarian in nature and origin.
He hates it.
the eye-watering repercussions
when he finally chokes it all down.
He remembers going out to the Citadel,
looking for something good for poker night,
because Joker decided that he'd want to try his hand at cards, for once,
and Liara said she might play,
And he'd look through the menu and there it would be,
and white-hot in your throat,
and he'd whip out his credits and buy the whole damned cask,
because it was all wor
Piece by piece"Normandy, do you copy? Joker, answer me!"Piece by piece in General Fiction More Like This
My side is aching.
I glance down
and then regret it.
The explosion tore right through my armor
and chunks of flesh
are hanging out,
Shepard's arm is tight around me,
holding me up.
His face is pale
and a muscle is working in his jaw
as he bellows into his comlink.
"Normandy, do you copy?
I need an evac,
A few seconds pass by
and I groan
as blood spatters onto the rocky ground.
Then Joker's voice.
all the same.
"We're taking heavy losses up here, Commander."
Shepard's eyes widen
and I can almost see
flowing off of him in waves.
His grip on me tightens
and I bite back a whimper.
"I don't give a shit!"
"Get your fucking ass down here
"We're on our way."
Shepard's eyes narrow
But his grip on me doesn't loosen.
I want to lean my
In the end: Part II“Careful with that,”In the end: Part II in Romance More Like This
and sets the glass down,
too far for Kaidan to get at it again.
His hand is still on Kaidan’s shoulder
and Kaidan is deathly white
and about to faint.
His lips part,
“I must be really drunk,”
and Shepard’s amusement morphs into something close to guilt.
“Sorry about that.
I probably could’ve handled this better.
Garrus told me where he thought you’d be, and…
I just thought I’d stop in.
Kaidan’s still trying to breathe.
He wants to reach out and touch him.
To assure himself that he’s real,
that he’s here.
But he can’t be.
It’s just not possible,
because he’d heard the news,
straight from Anderson’s lips,
the Normandy’s gone
so is the Commander.
Shepard’s fingers are firm and steady on his arm,
his eyes are the gray that Kaidan remembers so well,
Sleeping Beauty [Yandere!Gareki x Reader]Sleeping Beauty [Yandere!Gareki x Reader] in General Fiction More Like This
The raven haired youth looked up at your words, deep blue orbs widening upon seeing who had addressed him.
“Huh? What is it, (y/n)?” He muttered rudely, looking back down to fiddle with the small wad of metal and wires he had previously been working on. Your playful giggle made it hard for him to concentrate, the normally distant boy finding himself suppressing a blush as you abruptly grabbed a hold of his gloved hand.
He looked up quickly at your sudden action, gaze locking with yours momentarily as you closed your (e/c) orbs in a rosy smile.
“You’re always working.” You complained shortly, a teasing tone to your voice as you tugged on the flushed male’s hand. “Let’s go do something~” At your suggestion, you pulled the boy up from his place seated at a bench. The young Circus trainee simply pulled his hand back quickly, crossing his arms irritably at your actions; his light blush still present.
Danganronpa: High School Life of Hell (Chapter 13)Danganronpa: High School Life of Hell (Chapter 13) in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 13: A Beautiful, Pitiful End
When the door to the elevator finally dinged, the transportation cart lurching idly to a stop, the tension of the small space was quite obvious. It's nine occupants spared glances at one another, both in fear and suspicion, for the entirety of the short ride that seemed much longer than it actually was. Yoshi drummed his dress-shoe clad foot on the tiles floor in eager irritation, hands stuffed into his coat pockets and scarf drawn up to cover his mouth, which was more than likely pinched into a frown by the looks of his furrowed brows. Arianna was standing off to the side of the elevator cart, forest-hued eyes down cast and shoulders tense. I caught her spare a glance to Ichiro, the chess master standing near the center of the space and seeming unworried despite his
Danganronpa: High School Life of Hell (Chap. 2)Danganronpa: High School Life of Hell (Chap. 2) in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter Two: Let the Games Begin
Day 1 - Morning
Our first night in Heaven's Summit Academy was an anxious one. I, personally, barely got a wink of sleep; my nerves getting the better of me throughout the night. Being in a strange place with strange people can do that to anyone, though, I suppose.
Of course, there was also the looming threat of an impending murder to worry about.
Someone would have to be ignorant beyond belief to commit such a crime under such little pressure as this, however. There was no way of knowing if that bear had been telling the truth about letting a murderer run free, and there was also still the chance that if we were patient and calm enough then we could find a way to escape.
Of course...I've never been that patient of a person, myself. W
Danganronpa: High School Life of Hell (Chap. 4)Danganronpa: High School Life of Hell (Chap. 4) in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter Four: Within the Depths of Despair, a Speck of Hope...
A bright whiteness consumed my line of vision as the barred elevator doors wrenched themselves open, the sheer power of the light and sudden contrast of shades causing me to blink in surprise. Narrowing my gaze against the wall of seemingly tangible brightness, the intensity finally began to subside; allowing actual visual of the new area before me to come into sight.
The room itself was rather large in space, the sheer size of the location taking me slightly by surprise. The floors and walls seemed to be constructed from the finest pearl white and black marble, the questionably high ceilings made of rainbow hued stain glass. Despite such a display, no light seemed to protrude from said glass,
Flawless [Yandere!Steven Stone x Reader]Flawless [Yandere!Steven Stone x Reader] in General Fiction More Like This
From the moment the silver-haired male first met you in Dewford Cave, he could tell you were a person of increasingly rare originality.
He had been away from his 'throne' for quite some time before that fateful first encounter between you two, the Champion having grown bored of waiting for seemingly nonexistent challengers to reach the Pokemon League. It seemed that, these days, the effort of travelling the region in search of badges and fame just wasn't appealing to much of the youth of Hoenn.
Personally, he blamed the recent advances in technology. Steven had always been a fan of the natural entertainments of the world, which was one of the reasons why he was deep in the empty cave when he first met you.
Having already paid his father a visit in Rustboro and effectively enjoying a stroll through the nearby countryside, the male decided to pay homage to the past endeavors of his youth. Yes, it had been quite a while since he had last had a chance to go spelunking for rare stones
Danganronpa: High School Life of Hell (Chap. 5)Danganronpa: High School Life of Hell (Chap. 5) in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 5: Your Fate is not Sealed, but Only Time can Change it
Without so much as a word, all of the remaining students had dispersed to their rooms; I not accompanying them, my form being frozen to the floor in complete and utter horror for quite some time after their departure. Tears had stained several of my fellow captive's cheeks after the trial, but no one's had been more shocking than the ones littering my own.
When had been the last time I had cried? I found myself riddled by the question as I simply slid to my knees, hands gripping the ebony bars separating me from the execution arena. My eyes refused to budge from the pink-stained floor before me, my sobbing almost nonexistent despite the rivers of sadness flowing forth from my eyes.
Perhaps it was when my mother had died? Had I...really not
A Fox's Habit - [Yandere!Tomoe x Reader]A Fox's Habit - [Yandere!Tomoe x Reader] in General Fiction More Like This
"Lady (y/n), why won't you just listen to me?" Tomoe's irritable voice sounded from behind you , the fox demon relentlessly following you around as you worked; as always. You couldn't suppress a groan of your own annoyance at the familiar's constant babbling, having long given up warding him off in favor of actually getting chores done.
Scrubbing the wooden floors of the Mikage Shrine was no easy task, but it was nigh impossible when you had a persistent yokai nagging you the whole time. You tried to ignore him, but the silver-haired male simply moved himself into your line of vision.
"Hey! I said listen to me!" Growling, you hurled the soppy sponge in your hand at the shinshi; frowning when he skillfully caught it in his grasp. Standing up from your position on your knees, you simply grabbed the bucket of soapy water into your grasp; prepared to move on to the next chamber of the shrine.
"I thought I told you to get lost, you stupid fox!" You replied, fuming when you heard his footfal
Simple [Barry Kingsley x Reader]Simple [Barry Kingsley x Reader] in General Fiction More Like This
The door opening and closing was a distant sound from your place curled up on your worn couch.
Your silent form shifted under the thin, plaid-patterned blanket you'd snuggled under as soon as you got home from a long day out, the piece of cloth having been one that had rested over the back of your sofa for years now. It was a Christmas present from a past year, you lightly remembered, (e/c) eyes too preoccupied to pay attention to it at the moment. No, instead...They were full of nothing but memories.
Memories that had stirred tears.
You don't know why it had happened. Really, you had no clue. Your day just didn't go well at all, from start to finish, and it all had just...Bubbled up. All at once, things started crashing around you. Your world rocked and your chest ached, and it had taken all your energy upon arriving home to even make it to the kitchen to fix yourself a glass of warm tea to try and sooth your nerves.
Of course, it didn't work.
This was nothing new. It happened o
Danganronpa: High School Life of Hell (Chap. 8)Danganronpa: High School Life of Hell (Chap. 8) in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 8: Take a Leap of Faith
The courtroom was as it was before, it's black and white marble columns and floors gleaming in the artificial light of the chandeliers above. The crowd of still astonished and perturbed students around me slowly but surely found our way to our respectful stands; silence erupting throughout the room. Monokuma laughed his signature laugh from his place at his ridiculously high throne, waving down at us from above.
"Ah, there 'ya bastards are!" He cheered, seemingly ecstatic to get the trial underway at last. "Welcome back to the courtroom, otherwise known as Heaven!" The bear was answered with nothing but dull glares from his captives, everyone still too broken up over the creature's sudden actions towards one of our own to think straight.
Monokuma had killed Rokuro, just like that. With
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Chapter 9: Thinking of You, Wherever You Are...
The courtroom sank into a state of complete and utter silence. The monitor above our forms slowly flickered into death, static dancing about the screen as the object retreated back into its place hidden within the wall. The tree statue, and the deadly snake perched within it's many branches along with it, rose from the floor once again; resting with an eerie 'click' into its rightful place.
The execution chamber below it was now silent. Silence, in fact, was all that seemed to remain following the horrible sight.
Tsubaki...Had killed Nobu and Shiori. Now, she was dead; as well.
My grip on the stand before me tightened to the point of causing my knuckles to take on a pale hue, my steel gray gaze wide in varying emotions as I faced the floor far below; barely notic
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceA/N: This chapter's rather long by my general standards so I hope that makes up for the long wait. I've subscribed to theory presented by Greenmamba5 that turians have a subharmonic range used for a secondary communication which is denoted in italics in their conversation.Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
CHAPTER 19: BREAKFAST
Garrus let out a low growl of frustration as his hand slid down and away from the door. He turned to call the elevator and as the doors slid open he mentally went over what he planned for the day: breakfast with Solana, talk to Chakwas and maybe, if he was lucky, he could nail a few minutes with Anderson. He stepped off the elevator and turned toward the direction of the Crew's Quarters. He had a few minutes before he had to get ready to meet Solana and, knowing her, she would probably be late anyway. The doors slid open and his Turian nose immediately picked up the scent of booze, sweat and the stench of vomit. Apparently, the rest of the crew had continued the party after coming
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Chapter 21: LETTER
Sera walked through the airlock and glanced at Joker who had his head resting heavily in his hand, looking as miserable as ever. EDI was sitting calmly in the co-pilot’s seat, methodically analyzing the ship’s systems. It was apparent he hadn’t noticed her arrival and an irresistibly mischievous thought curled her lips into a sly grin. Treading carefully toward the cockpit, taking care not to make any obvious noise, Sera came up behind Joker and stifled a laugh when she heard him snore lightly. Out of the corner of her eye, she saw EDI turn and open her mouth to speak. She put a finger to her lips, signaling the AI to hold off on what was undoubtedly a report of one kind or another. EDI blinked in reply, confused by her commanding officer’s sudden gesture.
Leaning up against the console, Sera folded her arms across
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Sera awoke to the sound of the incessant beeping of her omni-tool.
The beeping reverberated inside her head, pulsating out a rhythm of pain. Laying there in the middle of the bed for a moment, she willed it to stop, absently muting the offending noise. A light snuffling sound from the couch caught her attention but she didn't want to move to find its source. She pinched the bridge of her nose, closing her eyes, trying to breathe through the pain in her head. Only when the pain had sufficiently subsided did she dare to open her eyes and click on her omni-tool. A message from her mother blinked at her.
Rise and shine daughter! See you in an hour!
Sera groaned in protest as she remembered agreeing to breakfast with her mother and Anderson the night before. That was before her mother ambushed her. Suddenly, the memories from the night before sporadically started to fill her brain.
The thought bolted her upright
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Shepard was speechless. The room was deathly silent. Anderson got up and walked over to the glass case behind his enormous desk. He selected a bottle from the third shelf and two glasses. Setting them on the desk, he carefully poured the amber liquid into each of them. He picked up the glasses and walked back over to her. He offered her a glass as he sat down in the chair across from her. She gratefully accepted it, taking a generous mouthful before setting it on the table. The liquid was rich and warm, burning a trail down her throat.
"I'm sorry, Shepard," he offered weakly, studying his glass. "She blindsided me. I had no idea why she came to see me and then she dropped that bomb right before you walked in. What right did she have to use that?! I swear Shepard, if I had known that there was a leak from the inside, I would never have put you there ."
"I know," she reassured him. "What do you think we should do?"
"Well " he started slowly, thinking " it
Chimera: A Garrus/Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 1: SHORE LEAVEChimera: A Garrus/Shepard Romance in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Silence .well, not perfect silence but a familiar and comforting one nonetheless. The hum of the ship and its crew going about their daily activities was something Shepard had come to find a certain peace in. The Alliance had given her a sense of belonging and the people she met and served with gave her a sense of family. Following in her parents footsteps gave her a sense of purpose. She never expected to come as far as she had. Still, it made her sad to know that her father would never know or see what his daughter had accomplished. Standing in the cockpit with Joker looking out the window, watching the stars streak by in the vast expanse of space, she was lost in thought
"Commander? ....Joker to Shepard .Hello?"
" ..what?" she absently answered still staring out the window.
"Oh nothing, you know, just trying to fly the ship here. Waiting for your orders while the Reapers hunt our ass and Cerberus gets away the usual."
Peeved, she turn
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 7: TRAPChimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The elevator came to a halt at the Embassy level and opened its doors. Shepard stepped out and headed toward Anderson's office. Her omni-tool blinked and she pulled up the messages one from Gardner with all of the items he needed for the ship, one from Traynor with the location of the florist, one from Dr. Chakwas with the manifest of medical supplies to trade with Tactus and one from her mother. She opened the last one:
I just arrived and got your message from Specialist Traynor. I'll see you in a little while for dinner.
She sighed heavily as she stood in front of Anderson's office door.
Hopefully this doesn't take long.
She pressed the keypad and the doors slid open. Anderson's personal assistant looked up from behind his desk.
"Ah! Commander Shepard! Councilor Anderson is expecting you. Please go on in," he said as he opened the doors to the inner office.
Anderson and the Salarian Dalatrass were arguing but quickly stopped w
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 5: FRUSTRATEDChimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Garrus left Liara's office more frustrated than when he went in. He understood her predicament but that didn't mean that he had to like it far from it but there was nothing he could do about it either. He had kept his word to Shepard and never told a soul about their time together, so he couldn't very well start now.
Shit. Now what?
He could feel the tension throbbing within him. He needed to do something to get rid of it or ..not good. He headed toward the elevator. Perhaps some sim sparring would help. It had before and it had been a while since he had done any no need to really, war was a perfect substitute.
In the docking bay, Vega had set up a corner for just such a purpose. He had even hung up his old punching bag from home. As Garrus got off the elevator he could hear Vega grunting as the rattling chains that held the bag echo throughout the bay.
He rounded the corner. "Vega!"
"Hey, Scars!" Vega huffed out.
Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance To give credit where credit is due, a deep and sincere debt of gratitude to MIZUTANITONY for helping me get unstuck with this Chapter oh so long ago...(he may not remember). Thank you *HUG*Chimera: A Garrus / Shepard Romance in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
CHAPTER 17: TRIAL
He stepped into the elevator, looking at Shepard's cabin as the doors shut and wondering if he was doing the right thing. Her whisper still rang in his head and haunted him. It was no more than a few hours ago that he had agreed to her terms and now he was going behind her back, sneaking off to see what Liara had found. If Liara thought it was important enough for him to see, he couldn't ignore it, could he? Still arguing with himself, he stepped out of the elevator and rounded the corner. Standing in front of her quarters, he weighed the implications of what he was about to do. If he went in, he risked losing what little connection he and Shepard had started to re-build. If not, it might be detrimental to the mission. Things in their lives had a nasty way of popping up
Chimera: A Garrus/Shepard RomanceCHAPTER 3: FRIENDChimera: A Garrus/Shepard Romance in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The doors of Liara's office slid open again.
Still in her chair facing the console, Liara sighed, "Sera, I ."
He cleared his throat, not wanting her to say anything further, making sure she knew it wasn't Shepard.
Liara gasped, quickly turning around in her chair. "Garrus! I I'm sorry. I thought "
"Yes, I know what you thought Liara," he said roughly as he slowly settled into the chair that just held Shepard.
"What can I do for you Garrus?" she said pleasantly.
He wasn't exactly sure what he wanted from Liara but he knew he wanted answers. Shepard hurrying so quickly from Liara's office alarmed him. He felt he no longer had the right to ask what was wrong. Ever since their meeting on Menae he so desperately wanted to talk to Shepard hear her voice again anything. It was impossible because she had conveniently made herself busy and was never alone, surrounding herself with people. When he thought he finally had the opportunity, she was a
CREAM OR SUGAR?A little preamble before you read this.CREAM OR SUGAR? in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
This is for greenmamba5 art exchange meme (link below). I promised to write this for her in exchange for her absolutely wonderful, awesome sketch (link below). She gave me the scenario of Garrus & Sol sibling rivalry and this is what I came up with.
Thank you very much to Ashynioki for beta'ing for me - can't very well have my own Beta read something that's meant for her!
Also, Thank you very much to Mizutanitony & Ashynioki for helping me develop the story.
Okay.. enough talk! READ! As always, feedback is much appreciated.
CREAM OR SUGAR
He arrived at the C-Sec office to find Chellick already occupying his half of their large desk. They had only been with C-Sec for about a month and Garrus was already beginning to find it a bore. He regretted listening to Chellick talk endlessly about how great it would be to work on the Citadel. They had spent the last 3 years of Basic together and become good friends. Even though it was clear that Ga
Danganronpa: Alternate Destiny Chapter 9Danganronpa: Alternate Destiny Chapter 9 in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 9 – High School Swim Meet of Despair
Shin Sayaka Makoto Byakuya
Mondo Sakura Aoi Celeste
Kyoko Hagakure Ishimaru Junko
Hifumi Toko Leon Chihiro
A few more days had passed, with everyone finally coming to terms with our situation, to Monokuma’s clear dismay. Celeste, unfortunately, fell ill once again, but all of the girls did what they could to help her. We were helping each other up and keeping our spirits high. Everyone kept up with their duties and everything seemed right as rain.
Or rather, it would, had it not been for the fact I was stumped. I was having a very difficult time thinking of a way out. Could we use one of the pillars in the art room as a battering ram and tear down a wall? No, it was too heavy for even Mondo and Sakura combined. Can we tear the metal off the windows and escape through there? No, the metal was too strong to tear off by hand and there were no tools that could take out the bolts. The main door? No, it seems indes
Danganronpa: Alternate Destiny Chapter 10Danganronpa: Alternate Destiny Chapter 10 in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 10 – Invitation to Despair’s Investigation
Shin Sayaka Makoto Byakuya
Mondo Sakura Aoi Celeste
Kyoko Hagakure Ishimaru Junko
Hifumi Toko Leon Chihiro
Within about five minutes after that announcement, everyone was at the pool where Sakura, Sayaka and I found Aoi’s dead body. While waiting for the others, Sayaka explained to me that the announcement would come on whenever a body was discovered by three or more people. No one took the news well, but it was obvious who took it the worst.
“Whoever killed Hina will not need to worry about Monokuma executing them. That will be my job!” Sakura roared, completely filled with rage and hatred. She looked she was ready to kill somebody, and given her declaration just moments before, something told me that she wouldn’t hesitate to do so.
“Sakura, please calm down…” I suggested in a very calming tone.
“Why should I!? My best friend was murdered!!”
Danganronpa: Alternate Destiny Chapter 12Danganronpa: Alternate Destiny Chapter 12 in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 12 – Trials and Tribulations II Pt. 2
Shin Sayaka Makoto Byakuya
Mondo Sakura Aoi Celeste
Kyoko Hagakure Ishimaru Junko
Hifumi Toko Leon Chihiro
“S-Seriously, Anzai!? You know who the killer is just from that!?” Ishimaru gasped.
“Yeah… But before I get into that, I want to let Hagakure know that I found his crystal ball,” I replied.
“You really found it, dude? Thanks, man! Where is it?” Hagakure queried, sounding like a five year old on Christmas morning.
“Unfortunately, when I found the crystal ball, it wasn’t intact. I found the crystal ball, or should I say glass ball, at the bottom of the pool, completely shattered.”
“Wait, a glass ball!? … Damn it! That guy conned me out of all of my savings from fortune-telling!” Hagakure cried.
“By all of your savings, how much are we talking?” Leon interrogated.
“Well, it was about three years’ worth
Danganronpa: Alternate Destiny Chapter 4Danganronpa: Alternate Destiny Chapter 4 in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 4 - Can Despair be Overcome?
Shin Sayaka Makoto Byakuya
Mondo Sakura Aoi Celeste
Kyoko Hagakure Ishimaru Junko
Hifumi Toko Leon Chihiro
It would be rather safe to say that I had no idea how to react. Despite how cliché it sounds, it all happened so fast. However, it is what happened. Sayaka Maizono, the Ultimate Pop Sensation, was kissing me, the type of student you would usually see as having their books thrown into a trashcan and being shoved into a locker. My first kiss… Would it be melodramatic for me to say that I felt I just stepped into a dream?
Just as I finally realized what had happened, the kiss was over. Sayaka was still gazing into my eyes as I was gazing into hers, as if we were trying to see into each other’s souls. Neither of us made a single movement or sound. It was like time had stood still once more.
“S-Sayaka?” I finally asked in a soft whisper, sounding completely flustered.
“Shin… You are the one who will be
Danganronpa: Alternate Destiny Chapter 19Danganronpa: Alternate Destiny Chapter 19 in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 19 – Trials and Tribulations III (pt. 3)
Shin Sayaka Makoto Byakuya
Mondo Sakura Aoi Celeste
Kyoko Hagakure Ishimaru Junko
Hifumi Toko Leon Chihiro
I couldn’t move. I didn’t know what to think or say. The sight I was bearing witness to was far too overwhelming. Yes, the one who murdered my father was killed. Yes, I completed my vow to personally see to the end of Genocider Syo. But, the feeling was bittersweet. It was quite possible that what just transpired… would be considered a murder. If that were the case, my life would be over, literally.
I sighed as I remembered what I told Leon to do before our fight. I had told him to face his death like a man. Well, I might as well practice what I preach… I thought as I boarded the elevator, Leon’s dead body still laying on the floor.
The ride back down to the courtroom was, personally, the longest out of any before. To me, it felt like the ride down lasted
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Chapter 2 - Opening Act to Despair
Shin Sayaka Makoto Byakuya
Mondo Sakura Aoi Celeste
Kyoko Hagakure Ishimaru Junko
Hifumi Toko Leon Chihiro
I remember what happened next quite well. Everyone seemed rather on edge. Even the calm, cool, collected Byakuya looked rather spooked. The boys seemed rather angry about being trapped in the school while most of the girls seemed rather scared. However, out of everyone here, the one who by far took this news the worst was definitely Sayaka. She seemed completely distraught. I knew someone had to try and comfort her.
“The hell is going on!? Why the hell would any of us want to be any part of this!?” Mondo shouted angrily to what was supposed to be Monokuma, but it was then the group realized that the bear was gone.
“Well, it’s not like this bear has given us any real choice now, has he?” Leon said, sighing in realization that this is no nightmare, or rather, not one that any of us could wake up from, seeing how
Dangan-Ronplay 2nd Case SummaryThis case began with the motives that Monokuma gave to us; the DVDs showing something terrible that happened to a loved one. Although none of us knew for sure whether what they saw was true or not, some people started to realize that the only way to know for sure is to kill someone.Dangan-Ronplay 2nd Case Summary in Plot Outlines & Synopses More Like This
Saiko Oshima was one of them. She came up with a plan to kill and she had just the person in mind. Unable to find the person she had in mind, Saiko went to ask Shin if he knew where her target was. When she did, though, she was thrown completely off-guard by finding her target in the room as well. Saiko must have thought that if they asked Shin about the victim’s location, it would raise suspicion if the person died shortly after, so she came up with a new plan: kill her intended target and Shin at the same time.
With that process in mind, Saiko raised her guitar with intention to strike down her target. However, her intentions wouldn’t come to pass. Seeing the potential killer make her move, Sh
Danganronpa: Alternate Destiny Chapter 7Danganronpa: Alternate Destiny Chapter 7 in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 7 – With Death Comes New Hope
Shin Sayaka Makoto Byakuya
Mondo Sakura Aoi Celeste
Kyoko Hagakure Ishimaru Junko
Hifumi Toko Leon Chihiro
“Why… Why did you do it!? Why did you have to kill him!?” I asked Kyoko. I knew from the start of the trial that it was her that murdered Makoto. I just didn’t want to believe it, though I am sure that my reaction would have been the same if the culprit was anyone else.
“Like I said, does it really matter anymore? I was exposed, found guilty, and I’m going to be executed. My reasoning for killing him won’t change anything about my verdict and sentence,” Kyoko sneered, the first time I had heard any real emotion coming from her. “He is dead, I’m going to die for killing him, that’s that.”
“You little bitch… With the hell you put us through during the trial, you owe us an explanation!!” Mondo demanded.
“I don’t need to deal
Danganronpa: Alternate Destiny Chapter 18Danganronpa: Alternate Destiny Chapter 18 in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 18 – Trials and Tribulations III (pt. 2)
Shin Sayaka Makoto Byakuya
Mondo Sakura Aoi Celeste
Kyoko Hagakure Ishimaru Junko
Hifumi Toko Leon Chihiro
“Alright, if I may, I’d like to give an explanation to what is going on,” Ishimaru requested. As I nodded, he continued. “So, given the positioning of the bodies and the surrounding crime scenes, we could determine this is not the work of any amateur. Shin and Toko cannot possibly be the killer due to post-trauma stress from the deaths of their fathers. Sayaka also cannot be the killer because of her alibi - she was with Shin the entire night. As for now, anyone else in this room can be considered suspects.”
“At this point, this is all the info we have. Thank you, Ishimaru,” I replied. “Are there any questions so far?”
“I do have one, Mr. Anzai,” Hifumi said. “About Mr. Ishimaru’s first statement, when he said it couldn
Danganronpa: Alternate Destiny Chapter 17Danganronpa: Alternate Destiny Chapter 17 in General Fiction More Like This
Chapter 17 – Trials and Tribulations III (pt. 1)
Shin Sayaka Makoto Byakuya
Mondo Sakura Aoi Celeste
Kyoko Hagakure Ishimaru Junko
Hifumi Toko Leon Chihiro
“Well, there’s the buzzer…” I said after hearing the announcement. “We’d better get going.”
“Yes,” Sayaka nodded, holding my hand tightly as we walked back down towards the large door.
As Sayaka and I opened the door, we noticed that we were the first ones there. We took the opportunity of us being alone to give each other a soft kiss. Just as we finished, some of the others arrived. Since some of the other students were on the fifth floor examining Mondo’s corpse, it made sense that some took a little longer than others to arrive.
“I see… So once again, I’m not the first to arrive,” Ishimaru stated as we walked in and saw the others in the room before. “Once again, I’ve been disgraced.”
RememberedI have been rememberedRemembered in Free Verse More Like This
probably when he was not around
and some words have been written,
their meaning quite profound.
But they're written without knowledge
of how's or where's or why's
and you lack this knowledge
because you won't listen to my cries.
I don't care anymore
'cause you stopped my beating heart.
I don't talk anymore
'cause my love was pointless from the start.
I respond so you know,
too avoid a future fight,
if you write about me again
please make sure you're right.
Walk AloneI see the lightWalk Alone in Free Verse More Like This
others refuse to see.
"I'm not good enough"
is what they say too me.
It seems to be a pattern
that gives meaning to my life
to see the beauty in the women
that cause me so much strife.
No matter what they say,
no matter how I feel,
I love no less
no matter how much has to heal.
I wander lonely roads,
flitting from love to love
and every one I meet,
I'll feel they are enough.
It's my curse to walk alone
except for brief moments in time
where I find the "perfect" woman
and painful happiness is mine.
Angel of PainWhy do I let her torment me so?Angel of Pain in Free Verse More Like This
Will I move on or will this pain never go?
Can I trust loved ones to care about me?
Will it be too late by the time they see?
If I wasn't torn up before
I have to be now,
cause of this new revelation
my tears strengthen their flow.
I've been taught to fight,
battle for what I love.
If one more person tells me how I feel
I'll snap, I've had enough.
If I could turn back time
I'd make different choices,
like what I can stand
and where my mind sits.
If you read this and wonder
why you haven't heard it before
it's because when I'm with you
tormented voices are easy to ignore.
RemindersI bear these scarsReminders in Free Verse More Like This
as slim, bleak reminders
of a time when I once cared.
I endure these dreams,
of the placebo endured.
I take these communications
so I can always remember
how much worse I could have fared.
I take all these reminders,
painful times you've left with me,
I take all these reminders
so the future is brighter to see.
My friendRegardless of the scarsMy friend in Free Verse More Like This
across my chest,
there's always a place
for your head to rest.
No matter what it is
you think you've lost,
I'll be there to help find it
whatever the cost.
We had our troubles
yet here we are,
proving our friendship
is the best by far.
You find such sadness
that I can't correct,
I only offer a shoulder
and the chance to reflect.
I'll offer my advice,
even on my dying day,
cause through any pain
I'll be there for you in every single way.
For LalmieusWhen you had to leave,For Lalmieus in Free Verse More Like This
it pained me to see you go.
Now that you have gone
it's amazing how little I know.
We used to be so close
but now you want to blame me
for problems in your life,
and how things have to be.
Despite your constant moaning,
I miss you everyday.
The little things that annoy me
are the reasons I wish you'd stay.
I miss the way you laugh
but wish you'd blame me face to face.
I miss your frowning smile
now you're in a far off place.
So even if we fight
my feelings will never change.
You mean the world to me,
you weren't some stupid craze.
I know you blame me now
and we bicker about nothing at all,
but I know when you return
you'd catch me when I fall.
I've FallenI've fallen so hardI've Fallen in Free Verse More Like This
it's thundered right through.
I've tumbled from heights
I climbed to with you.
Haunted by your scent
when I lay down to rest.
Surrounded by your essence,
finding no space inside my chest.
I've tried to turn away,
to live normal for a week.
I've tried to remain strong
and not let my tears leak.
I don't know what you've done
but I've never felt it before.
Snatched away so sharply
I can't feel anymore.
I sense remorse,
pain and sadness.
I doubt I will pass
if this is one more test.
There's a hole where you were
deep in my heart.
Not being able to hold you
is tearing me apart.
I miss you dearly
but I won't beg and plead.
If you take me back
I want it to be for me.
I don't want you to feel guilty,
sorry for what I've become.
If you feel you love me
or that you'd rather we had fun.
I'll fight your fears beside you
morning, noon and night.
I want to be your saviour
and make everything alright.
I want to be your equal,
your lover so passionate.
But most of all I want to be
BrokenI stand here broken hearted,Broken in Free Verse More Like This
numbness replaces feelings departed.
I was fooled by emotions
we both claimed to have.
I understand space
but still miss our "love".
I always said I wouldn't get hung up,
not on a woman, not on you.
Looks like I've failed but still
hanging's the last thing I'll do.
Yes it hurts
but life goes on.
I hope we get back
together as one
but if thats unlikely
I'll try to have fun.
It won't be straight away,
it might even take months.
All I can promise is that
your friendship can be enough.
AfterthoughtIt's eating meAfterthought in Free Verse More Like This
from inside to out.
Why can't I tell you
about how much I doubt?
I truely love you
in every single way
but I'm struggling to believe
you find it that easy to say.
Before it made you nervous,
struck deep with worry and fear.
Now everytime you say it
I fight to hide my tears.
There's something there between you
that much is plain to see.
The fact you acted on it
makes things unclear to me.
I don't want to give you up
and I'd never throw you away
because you're all I think about
each minute of the day.
Give me an honest answer
when I ask you what you want.
Spare me the empty phrases
if I'm just an afterthought.
Ode To FriendshipLets drink to the demiseOde To Friendship in Free Verse More Like This
of the greatest trio ever known.
Two of them wedlock bound
and one doomed to walk alone.
A leopard never changes it spots
so gazelle, my former friend, beware,
it's only a matter of time
before new fingers run through her hair.
I don't want to say
that she might be a whore,
bitterness aside I
go on history, nothing more.
So a former friendly warning
to the "happy" prey to be,
you might be the flavour now
but she has a lot more of the world to see.
Academy of murder: Chapter 8Academy of murder: Chapter 8 in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Alive students: 11
I arrived at the gym and saw Monokuma sitting on the stage and the other classmates, minus Demiyah and Miyu, waiting for us. Monokuma and my classmates looked at me as I walked towards them. Monokuma stood up and tapped with its feet on the floor while crossing its small arms.
"There you are, cry baby. Took you long enough!" It said with a hint of irritation in its voice.
"Huh? Where are Demiyah and Miyu?" Yogi asked as he looked around.
"They will be there soon." I said. "Demiyah is trying to get Miyu out of the room, but I don't think that Miyu is going to fresh herself up." I frowned as I remembered Miyu's condition when we found her. "Seeing her like this...I don't think that she will recover from this." I muttered sadly.
"I kinda understand that." Yuito muttered as he put his hands behind his head. "Seeing your best friend dead...it would literally bring the person in despai
Academy of murder: Chapter 13Academy of murder: Chapter 13 in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Alive students: 7
Everything was dark and I didn't know what was going on. I couldn't see anything. I couldn't hear anything. I couldn't move at all. The only thing that I remembered that Tetsu was executed. But what happened to me?
I heard a voice calling my name. That voice did sound familiar. Was it one of my alive classmates? Suddenly the darkness started to fade and I could feel that I was lying on something soft. Was that a mattress?
"Chiya-chan, can you hear me? Are you okay?"
The darkness around me disappeared completely and I could see the familiar ceiling and Suma staring at me in concern. I realized that I was in my own room laying in my own bed with Suma sitting beside me. She sighed in relief as I sat up straight.
"Oh thank goodness, you're okay." She said in relief. "You worried us all for a long time."
"W-What happened? For how long did I pass out?" I asked softly in confusin
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Students alive: 12
It was 6 am on my device. It felt like minutes, because I didn't sleep at all. I just lay on my bed, wearing a white sleeveless night gown and hugging my pillow. I wasn't even tired. And everytime that I try to close my eyes, I see the images of Toshiro's corpse and Taro's teary smile as he got dragged away into his execution.
But there were also the emotions of my other classmates after he trial. I saw that when we were in the elevator. Hitomo was hugging Demiyah while Miyu rubbed her back with a sad look showing on her face. Demiyah was sobbing and crying while she was comforted by them. Everytime when I see someone cry, it made me want to cry.
Yukito was shaking in anger as Tetsu was looking down with gritted teeth, her red eyes covered by her bangs. Miwa did had a frown on her face, but she didn't pay attention to the others. Mieko was leaning against the wall with her hands behind her head as
Academy of murder: Chapter 12Academy of murder: Chapter 12 in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Alive students: 8
We arrived at the trial as the elevator doors opened once again. The fear and nervousness was slightly decreased. It felt like that I was used to this. But the sadness of someone been executed was still the same.
The look of the court room has been change again which wasn't surprising. The walls were dark blue, the pillars and throne had their golden color back, the floor was dark red like it was the color of blood and so were the curtains. There were now three new wooden stands added from the students who were killed after our previous trial. Miyu, Miwa and Mieko.
I frowned sadly as I looked at all the stands. The group has been smaller and now one of us or all of us will die today. It wasn't fair. I wished it would have end, but I don't know how.
"Hey what are you guys still standing there with those gloomy faces?!" Monokuma shouted in anger as its face went red. "Hurry the fuck up an
Academy of Murder chapter 1Academy of Murder chapter 1 in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Students alive: 14
It has been minutes since I left the other students behind. I didn't mean to leave, but the shocking images of that teddybear Monokuma and the machine guns around us...They were still in my head as I tried to calm myself down. And besides they might be doing their own business so they might not notice that I left, right?
I have looked around for an exit somewhere, but unfortunately I couldn't find it. I did have seen some interesting rooms, like the cafeteria, kitchen, library and my dorm. It was at least a relief that my lugagge and my violin was there, but still...no way out.
I also found some kind of device called e-Handbook. It showed the map of the school and some info of the other students which was pretty handy. I now only know the name of the students and their talent, but that was pretty much it on their profile. The info I had was more than them, but maybe it was because it is hiding f
Academy of murder: Chapter 9Academy of murder: Chapter 9 in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Alive students: 10
"Gyahhahahahaha! You guys should have seen your faces! The look of fear and despair! This is the best trial ever!!" I heard Monokuma laugh as my sky blue eyes were wide as I shook in fear while hiding my face on Nao's shoulder. That execution was very very cruel. I do know that Miyu deserved that for killing her best friend and almost killed me, but this? Did she really deserve that ending?
"*sigh* It is such a shame that this is over now, but at least it was fun to watch! I already can't wait for the next murder! This is so exciting!" It said as it spun around with a jolly smile on its face. "Now leave! I have a new motive to prepare! Upupupu~!" And with that, Monokuma disappeared with a poof.
After the bear vanished, I felt Nao's grip on me slowly releasing. "It's okay. You can look. It's over now." He whispered as I removed my face of his shoulder. I looked at him first. He smiled a
Academy of murder: Chapter 6Academy of murder: Chapter 6 in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Students alive: 12
When me, Nao and Suma arrived at the stairs, it seemed that the iron bars were removed. I thought that there were holes on the walls, but it turned out that there were no holes at all. Strange...
I do am curious about the second floor. There might be some rooms that can maybe answer some questions in my mind. Like who is the one who locked us up here and why is the person doing this?
The bear that locked us up did gave me the creeps and its plan to kill eachother has already killed two of our classmates. And now that the new motive has been giving out on us, I'm afraid that one of us is going to get killed again by someone else. It could be that Demiyah might be next, or Suma, or...Nao ...or...me.
"Chiya-chan?" Suddenly Nao's face came to view at the next second as I looked up. My blue eyes widened in fear when his face was really close to me. I almost got a jump-scare by him. "Are you okay? You
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Alive students: 10
We were already out of the cafeteria for a second and I could feel a huge amount of guilt. We have no choice but to get Mieko dead or alive or else we all would die. I know that I don't want to die in this horrible place, but to betray Mieko? I never want to betray anyone, especially if they did this to save us from the next previous unknown motive.
I looked up as everyone else suddenly stopped and looked at me. Suma was the one who looked at me in concern and stood in front of me. "Are you okay? You have been silent and sad the whole time." She asked in concern.
I shook my head and looked down. "No. I'm not okay. I really don't want to do this to be honest." I said. "Guys, are we really going to betray our classmate like that?"
As I asked that question, everyone looked away from me and stayed silent. By seeing the sad look on Suma's, Nao's, Yogi's and Demiyah's faces, I
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Alive students: 13
We heard a small beep sound and the elevator doors started to open. We have arrived. We are now here at the class trial. It really looked lie a court room, but it somehow looked very chic. The walls were dark red colored and there were huge golden pillars with Monokuma's head on top of it. The floor was blue while in the middle of the room was black and white colored.
In the middle of the room, there was a circle made of 15 wooden stands and there stood a golden throne right behind it. At one stand, there stood a golden tall thinner stand behind it with some kind of frame on top of it. And on the huge golden throne sat Monokuma. It was smirking at us in a creepy way.
"Welcome, you bastards! Everyone take your place at the stand you suppose to be so that we can begin faster, you slimy snailes!" It said. I heard Tetsu groaning slightly next to me in anger for a second until it became quiet and everyone wa
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Alive students: 8
"Bing bong bing bong! Surprise! Surprise! Not one, but two bodies have been discovered! This is so exciting and despairing! Upupupu~!"
We heard Monokuma's voice as we stared at the dead bodies of our two classmates. I couldn't understand this. I couldn't understand any of this. Who and why would do such a crime? Miwa didn't deserve this, Mieko didn't deserve this either even if she almost killed me.
No one deserved this fate.
The smell and amount of the blood and corpses was too overwhelming. It brought me back of the time when I discovered Toshiro's corpse. I couldn't take it. I wanted to run out of this room, but someone else already had that idea when the person grabbed my hand and dragged me out of the room. I looked up to see Nao dragging me out and the others were following us as well.
As everyone was out of the room, Yukito closed the door and stood with his back against the door