Short life Chapter- 5 Sealing the wandering spiritShort life Chapter- 5 Sealing the wandering spirit in Profiles More Like This
Konomu has found a wandering dragon sleeping outside the dojo as he named it Shogo. In order to wake it up, you need a wandering spirit sealed inside of you. So as a birthday gift, Kireme seals a wandering spirit inside Konomu. In an instant, Shogo wakes up.
Kireme: So, do you feel any different.
Konomu: Yeah, i feel like i'm full of adrenaline.
Kireme: That's because you have the adrenaline spirit.
Konomu: So I can run fast and lift heavy objects and stuff.
Komomu: That's awesome.
Kireme: There is a catch. Now that you have spirit powers, your dragon will follow wherever you go. Also it will act depending your actions.
Konomu: What do you mean?
Kireme: Well your powers and your dragon react to your actions. For example, if you use your powers for good, then you will live longer. But if you use it for evil, you will shorten your life. Now if your actions are neutral, then nothing happens. If you seal another spirit inside of you, then you will die. And if a person dies
Short life Chapter 2- Leaving the island As Konomu has no idea what to do or where to go, a man in his 30's finds him wandering around at night. As the man gives him a place to stay he asks for his name.Short life Chapter 2- Leaving the island in Profiles More Like This
Konomu: Who are you old geezer?
Kireme: Watch your mouth kid, I'm only 32. And my name is Kireme.
Konomu: Sorry. My name is Konomu.
Kireme: Oh! You must be Hokori's son.
Konomu: You know my father.
Kireme: Yes he was a good friend of mine.
Konomu: Where is he?
Kireme: I dont know, but I saw some gang stop by and take him away.
Konomu: Why did they do it?
Kireme: Thats what I want to know. Anyway, would you like something to eat?
Konomu: Um, sure. By they way, do you know which way my dad went?
Kireme: He was on the east side of the island and sailed away.
Konomu: I'm gonna head east then first thing in the morning.
Kireme: No its too dangerous, just stay here.
Konomu: (In thought) I'm going to save my dad. I'm not gonna let this happen, not now, not ever.
He goes to sleep.
TO BE CONTINUED
Chapter 3- Running away
Short life Chapter 12- Getting new clothes After flying off of Josei island they head to the next island named Fuku town. As they head to Fuku town, they look for some new clothes.Short life Chapter 12- Getting new clothes in Profiles More Like This
Nozomi: Wow this place is amazing. Its like the whole island is like a mall.
Konomu: That's what it is pretty much.
Nozomi: That's cool
Konomu: But we need to get some new clothes. We cant stay in these rags anymore.
Nozomi: But we don't have any money.
Konomu: You don't, but I do.
Nozomi: Hahaha! Ok money maker, how much you got?
Konomu: 200 ryo.
Nozomi: That should be enough right?
Nozomi: Well when we get some new clothes, can I have a kimono.
Konomu: Why do you want that?
Nozomi: They look so pretty.
Konomu: Sure I'll get you one.
Nozomi: Thank you so much.
As they reach to the kimono store, they find out that the prices are half off.
Konomu: We are in luck.
Nozomi: Wow I can believe these kimono's are only 50 ryo each.
Konomu: Me neither.
Nozomi: They are so pretty.
Konomu: Which one do you want?
Nozomi: The crimson red
Short Life Chapter 1- The New year eraThe name of this story is called Short Life. It is a fictional story that involves supernatural, action, adventure, and drama. If you are reading this story I hope you like it and enjoy it.Short Life Chapter 1- The New year era in Profiles More Like This
Note: there will be about almost 100 chapters in this story, maybe more. and if you have seen the creative drawings ive drew thats what they would look like in the story. I will also type a chapter almost everyday. If you have any other people that you know on deviant art who like reading stories, spread the word.
Chapter 1- The New year era
In the year of 1599, there is a ten year old boy named Konomu kioku who belonged to the kioku clan. at night time, 30 minutes left till New years and his birthday. He and his father Hokori Kioku prepare to see the fireworks.
Konomu: c'mon dad lets go
Hokori: just give me a second son
Konomu: I wish mom was here
Hokori: I do too son. (in thought) I miss you Heiwa.
Konomu's mother is no longer around due to an illness. Konomu is born on an island called oreta is
Short life Chapter 8-Reach for the sky Konomu and his dragon Shogo take flight in the sky. As they are flying, an angel flies straight past them. Moments later, they stop by at a town called Taiman town. A place full of lazy people.Short life Chapter 8-Reach for the sky in Profiles More Like This
Konomu: Alright Shogo lets find something to eat.
Konomu and Shogo are in no luck because nobody wants to cook or do anything. Hours later they find a guy at the food stand.
Konomu: Let me guess, are you lazy just like everybody else?
Tabemomo: No. I'm a bit different than them. As a matter of fact, I'm not from Taiman town.
Konomu: Then where are you from?
Tabemono: Ryori village.
Konomu: I heard of that place, isn't it that where pro chefs stay.
Tabemono: Yeah, but someone destroyed our resturant.
Tabemono: I don't know, but they say they're the worlds dangerous gang.
Konomu: Those bastards again.
Tabemono: You've met them?
Konomu: No, but they kidnapped my father.
Tabemono: Looks life they're on the move.
Konomu: You wanna join my crew?
Tabemono: Sorry, I'm not cut out for
Short life chapter 7- Konomu's journey begins 7 years has past by now, Konomu is now 18 years old and says goodbye to his sensei.Short life chapter 7- Konomu's journey begins in Profiles More Like This
Konomu: Thank you for everything sensei.
Kireme: I'm just glad i was helpful, now all you have to do is start your own crew
Konomu: Well then, Shogo will be the first member.
Kireme: Well said. Hey there is a wanted man around here. They call him Nusumu the thief and he's worth a 1000 ryo. Maybe you can use the skills that you used in training.
Konomu: Hm, I'll go check it out.
As he leaves the dojo, he finds Nusumu stealing things.
Konomu: Are you Nusumu the thief?
Nusumu: Yeah so what.
Konomu: So, Im here to catch your bounty.
(Nusumu runs away)
Konomu: Seriously your trying to run away? Alright fine lets play tag, two can play that game. Adrenaline rush, speed!
Note: His speed adrenaline helps him run faster
Konomu: Tag your it! Reverse cut!
Note: Reverse cut is a technique he uses with only his reverse blade sword. (Cannot kill anyone worth the reverse blade sword)
With one strike Nusumu is d
Short life Chapter 6- The reverse blade sword Konomu goes back to training, as the training continues. Kireme stops him for a moment.Short life Chapter 6- The reverse blade sword in Profiles More Like This
Konomu: What is it sensei?
Kireme: How do you feel about training?
Konomu: Its fine, but im never going to give up. Not now, not ever.
Kireme: I see, you are very determined. How do you feel with just one sword?
Konomu: To be honest, I wish I had two swords. You know to defend and attack.
Kireme: Well then I'll be right back.
Kireme: Here's your second sword.
Konomu receives a sword with a reversed blade
Konomu: Um sensei, whats wrong with this sword. Its real dull. Shouldn't be sharpened or something.
Kireme: That is a reverse blade sword, its supposed to be made like that. Plus you cant kill anyone with that.
Konomu: Whats the point of having this sword then.
Kireme: You can cut anything with that sword except people and animals. Its meant to spare people lives, not end them.
Konomu: But that's pointless.
Kireme: Just because your a samurai, doesn't mean you have have to kill
Short life Chapter 4- Shogo the dragon Chapter 4- Shogo the dragonShort life Chapter 4- Shogo the dragon in Profiles More Like This
Kireme has offered to train Konomu as a full fledged samurai. Konomu gladly accepts. After hours of training, he takes a break. Around noon he spots a mysterious dragon sleeping near the dojo area.
Konomu: (In thought) What is this, a dragon? What is it even doing here. I've heard of them, but I never knew I'd see one this close. Maybe sensei may know something about it.
(Konomu picks up the dragon and heads back to the dojo)
Konomu: Hey sensei, whats this dragon doing here?
Kireme: Where did you find that?
Konomu: I found it sleeping outside the dojo.
Kireme: This is suprising.
Konomu: Why do you say that?
Kireme: Because finding a dragon without a wandering spirit is extremely rare.
Konomu: Whats a wandering spirit?
Kireme: Wandering spirits are spirits that are created from wandering dragons. Like the one your holding now. Apparently wandering spirits gives you special powers.
Konomu: Thats awesome! But when do you think this dragon will wake
Short life Chapter 37- Shocking training Sora heads back to the ship after electrocuting Shukan on accident. She takes him back to the ship.Short life Chapter 37- Shocking training in Profiles More Like This
Nozomi: What is it?
Sora: Can you heal Shukan again?
Nozomi: What happened this time?
Sora: (embarrassed) I shocked him on accident, and now hes paralyzed.
Sora: I hugged him,and then he said my skin felt like static electricity, and then I shocked him.
Konomu: You have the lightning spirit. The ability to control and create electricity.
Sora: That's great!
Nozomi: Alright Shukan, lets get you cured from your paralysis. Paralysis fog, remove.
Note: Nozomi's paralysis fog can help remove paralysis or stun you.
Shukan: Thanks Nozomi.
Nozomi: Sure anytime.
Shukan: Well I'm going to bed. Its getting late.
Konomu: Yeah same here.
Nozomi: Me too.
Everybody goes to sleep. The next morning, everyone says good morning, Shukan goes outside for training.
Sora: Um excuse me. What's your name?
Kanjo: Its Kanjo.
Sora: Have you seen Shukan anywhere Kanjo.
Kanjo: I'm no
Short life Chapter 40- Festival set up 4 hours later, they arrive at Matsuri town. A place where festivals are held.Short life Chapter 40- Festival set up in Profiles More Like This
Kanjo: It looks like were here.
Konomu: Seems like it.
Konomu and the rest of the crew goes inside the town. A few mins later Saki meets up with one of her friends.
Murasaki: Midori, what are you doing here?
Midori: Helping set up the festival. You guys wanna help?
Murasaki: Sure we'll help.
Midori: Okay, since your a spy Saki, you will help guard the king and the queen.
Murasaki: Oh, sounds special.
Midori: And I need someone else to guard the king and the queen. So who's the strongest.
Konomu: That would be me.
Midori: Then you will guard the king and queen too.
Murasaki: (in thought) Yes! Hes going with me.
Midori: We need someone to help decorate the town.
Shukan: I'll help.
Sora: Me too.
Midori: Ok you guys can decorate.
Sora: (in thought) Yay!
Midori: And I'll let you two do the fireworks.
Nozomi: Sounds great.
Kanjo: I like fireworks.
Midori: Alright lets get start
All I RescuedAll I Rescued in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
This is the happiest day of my life.
I know I said it yesterday.
And the day before that.
And the day before that.
Because every day is the best day of my life.
Everyday I wake to you Padmé,
Lying with your arm around me.
Reminding me of all I rescued,
All I treasure in life.
And the two greatest treasures are waking.
Such a suprise in the face of danger.
Two! Not one! Two!
Luke and Leia we called them,
Born the day after the day of victory.
I killed Palpatine.
I don't dwell on it.
He was the Sith lord
And I killed him to save you.
I felt strong that day.
I saved everyone,
Forfilled the prophecy,
The chosen duties over.
I can look after my family,
Here on sweet Naboo,
Where no Sith nor anger can touch us.
You never died like my dreams protrayed.
What did I do right?
No. Never will I think it.
Only you and our babies.
You're sound asleep as I pick them up,
Take them to the garden,
Sit by the lake and hold them as they wake fully.
Their wide innocent eyes look up and see me,
Whose Name Is Darth VaderWhose Name Is Darth Vader in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
In the final day of despair.
Lost hope and harsh deaths
The pain of many younglings
The torn heart of a mother
Unable to hear her crying mewling babies.
Unable to save them.
From that monster.
That monster whose name is Darth Vader.
Thou art not human.
Not man of flesh or born of woman,
A mixture of mechanics,
Technology and dark magic,
Born from the ashes
Of a once great chosen one.
His mind is ticking,
Whirling like C3PO,
But in a place where gold has no path to tread.
She knew! She knew!
The good deep inside.
She would surrender to him.
Her life was over!
The heartless monster left in his place,
How was a broken snow white queen able to fight him?
So she waits on the other side,
Knowing Vader will breathe on.
But when Luke is ready...
Anakin will pull through.
Never LoverNever Lover in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
What life brings upon us,
All those challenges in our lives,
So challenging for a normal being,
So impossible for a Jedi.
Yet I still love him.
He's grown up around it,
And so have I.
For all the things
I've never asked,
We should not, we're Jedi.
But I want his love.
Don't say. Don't whisper.
But I can't deny my feelings,
So Obi-Wan my never lover,
I love you...but I can't say it.
Exactly WhyExactly Why in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
My life is a thousand lies.
It's shrouded in heavy black.
Can't seem to find my path.
I'm feeling so lost.
Trying to find the point,
Between what is good and wrong.
And when she asks me,
What I really mean
About me being lost.
I don't know how to answer,
But deep down inside,
I know she knows exactly why.
Because she's seen me at break point.
When I've done the wrong for right.
And she understood why
Even though I can't
And I love her even more.
I can't let her die.
These WordsThese Words in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
I know you'll never hear these words.
Not for a very long time.
You've got lives to lead,
But mothers will be mothers!
And heroes will be heroes.
I'm sorry I left it to you.
All to you to fight him.
The menace once Anakin Skywalker,
My noble husband your loving father...
Replaced by evil Darth Vader.
You fight the phantom menace,
Determined to stop his carnage.
I hadn't the strength to stop him
And Obi-Wan couldn't kill him.
We failed so it's down to you now.
I'm proud of you,
As I watch from beyond the force.
Leia, you're just like me!
Luke, you're just like Ani.
But you've both got my height.
I'm here for you if you cry.
I'm that comforting voice
At the back of your minds.
Always with you no matter what.
That's what mothers are, forget you nots.
KnowledgeKnowledge in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
The knowledge bares down on you.
Do you believe him?
Is it true?
Why did Ben never tell you?
You feel it with a heavy heart,
Like a lamb to the slaughter,
You know the answer.
Darth Vader is your father.
You're tired of thinking.
Tired of fighting.
Tired from shock.
Sleep. Rest you need.
Dark SideDark Side in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
If you think you're right,
Think again son.
If darkness is the key,
Turn the lights on.
Then you might just see
What's really at stake here.
Your wife your son
And daughter Leia.
Can't let them down.
Ignore your dreams
As they make you
Do the wrong thing.
Focus on her,
Focus on them,
Focus of reality
You turn a flyer
Round the last bend.
There's no denying,
Inside you were dying,
And you killed her
Just for the sake of it.
Lost to the dark side
Of the bloody force.
No point in denying.
Now let the dark side reside.
BrotherBrother in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
You were my brother Anakin,
I loved you.
We were connected Anakin.
But you've fallen so far,
I can't rescue you.
I spared you your life,
Left you for dead
Unable to finish you off.
Took your lightsabre and gave it to Luke,
And taught him the ways of the force.
You are his father.
And forever are Anakin Skywalker.
Though Vader has taken your life,
Consuming you the light side is.
Find faith in yourself and return...
My Brother. Anakin please return.
Another Darth VaderAnother Darth Vader in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
My life ain't an easy one.
It takes a tough kinda person,
To be the man I am.
Life's not been too kind to me either,
With Dad dying to Jedi scum...
The countless bounties,
The actions and consequences.
Anyone could hire me
Anyone could kill me
Anyone could be the one who shoots me.
No one ever cares about Boba Fett.
No one sees beyond the mask.
I'm just another Darth Vader out there,
Fulfilling my role in the universe,
Being the predator to a thousand thugs.
I've never cared for anyone anyway.
A Skywalker In My ArmsA Skywalker In My Arms in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
It's a boy.
A healthy little boy.
Small and mewling,
Crying for his dying mother.
A new life starts
As his father's ends,
A new Skywalker
Rises to place.
I feel him so strong
So alive in the force.
A lot like his father,
A Skywalker in my arms.
SW: Remember Who You AreSW: Remember Who You Are in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Hanabi followed after her Master hurriedly, catching up to him as he walked briskly through the halls of the Imperial Palace.
“You made her mad again.” she stated worriedly.
The Grand Inquisitor said nothing as she followed after him and so she pressed further.
“You could try being gentler.”
“Why?” he asked somberly. “It won't do her any good.”
“But it will at least show that you care!” protested Hanabi as they continued. “She thinks you've completely abandoned who you used to be!”
The Grand Inquisitor snorted in apparent amusement. “Oh? And who are you referring to?”
“Kahan.” she stated candidly.
He froze in mid-stride, coming to a stop. Hanabi stopped as well, feeling her heart race as he turned to look at her, his blue gaze boring into her silvery eyes.
“What have I told you about using that name?”
“It's who you are!” Hanabi said defiantly.
“No, it's who I wa
SWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 1SWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away....
The Clone Wars: Grievous Wounds
After finishing their operations on Christophsis, the 7th Sky Corps and the 13th Assault Corps embark aboard the ships of the Aegis and Open Circle Fleets to move on to their next battlefield. Before they are able to depart however General Kenobi receives an urgent message from Grand Master Yoda. A fellow Jedi Master and her clone legion have been cut off from reinforcements and are in desperate need of assistance.
As General Kenobi rushes to the aid of his fellow Jedi, he contemplates the warning he received from the beleaguered Republican forces. The enemy are commanded by a foe wielding four lightsabers yet with next to no Force presence. There is only one report of such a creature before, and the reports of that encounter are vague at best. All that is known for certain is that of the jedi who faced this foe, none were able to defeat him.
Faced with the grim possibility that he may be soon be fa
SWtCW: Power Projection pt. 3SWtCW: Power Projection pt. 3 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Coruscant, Galactic City, Senate District Power Station
Anakin lowered himself on the rappelling harness as Captain Dekar and his lieutenants descended below him. The plan was simple enough. Infiltrate the power station from its thermal vents, the heat would shield their approach, and then eliminate the terrorists and their bombs. Easy. His harness slipped and he jerked downwards for half a meter before the auto-lock kicked in. Easy. Right.
“Having trouble General?”
Anakin glared at the ARC trooper but was saved from a rebuke of his own when Captain Dekar did it for him.
“Lock it up Avner, concentrate on the mission.”
There was no more discussion as they finished their descent and reached the bottom of the vent. There was a single hostile standing directly beneath the vent access. Dekar motioned to Avner who said nothing in response as he removed the grate and dropped down behind the rogue Senate Guard. Anakin watched as the ARC crept u
SWtCW: Power Projection pt. 4SWtCW: Power Projection pt. 4 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Coruscant, Galactic City, Senate District Power Station
“General, we've got a problem!” Grenn shouted over the sounds of combat.
Anakin ducked behind cover and looked over at the ARC lieutenant.
“We don't already?” he barked.
Grenn pointed at the bomb he was trying to diffuse. “These things are fuse linked General!”
Anakin blinked and glared at him. “What is that supposed to mean?”
He could just imagine the ARC lieutenant rolling his eyes in exasperation and fought to keep his temper under control.
“It means that if we try to diffuse one of the bombs without diffusing the main trigger they all go boom!”
“Where's the main trigger?” Anakin asked.
“I'm back tracking the signal now...got it, they have it in the control room...and General, there are four bombs in case you are wondering.”
Anakin swore, they hadn't been able to get near the control room and were now hiding in a power junction with a live bomb
Star Wars: The Darkness Within, the Light Without“NO!” Kahan shouted as the saber sank into Hanabi's stomach.Star Wars: The Darkness Within, the Light Without in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
He split his blades and slashed his way through the militiamen between himself and Hanabi just in time to throw his blades aside and catch her as she fell, a look of utter shock on her face.
“M—Master...it hurts....” she murmured weakly.
Kahan nodded gently, barely in control of the emotions raging within him.
“Just hang on a moment, hold on Hanabi.” he brought his com online. “Sly! Get back to my ship and get Triage!”
“Sir?” the clone trooper asked in confusion.
“DO IT NOW TROOPER! Hanabi is hurt!”
Sly didn't ask again, severing the link as Kahan ran his hand over Hanabi's pained features.
“It'll be okay.”
She nodded, trying to smile.
“D—don't worry Master...I—I think I'm going to be alright.” she winced, clenching her teeth and smiled at him. “Promise me something?” she murmured as her eyelids flutte
SW: Kaira, The Grand InquisitorSW: Kaira, The Grand Inquisitor in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Commandant Aira-ty Nokta watched as the Jedi captive took another solid punch in the jaw from her Storm Commandos. This wasn't her first interrogation, in the past months since the fall of the Republic and the formation of the Galactic Empire she'd conducted dozens of these interrogations on Jedi and other enemies of the Empire. This was just like any other.
With another blow to the woman's gut, Aira-ty walked forwards, her men stepping aside, one of them lifting the Jedi's head up by her fur to meet her gaze.
“This doesn't have to continue.” Aira-ty said gently, looking into the bothan's eyes. “Tell us what we want to know, and we'll end this.”
The bothan's eyes blazed defiantly as she gazed at Aira-ty hatefully, her jaw remaining shut.
“Keep it up, but don't break her jaw. We need her to talk.” Aira-ty said with a sigh as she stepped back again and let the pair of Storm Commandos resume their ministrations as she leaned against the wall and continu
SW: Sparring with DarknessSW: Sparring with Darkness in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Hanabi knelt in the training room, meditating and trying to find her center after the day's frustrations. She didn't know how much longer she could continue to do this. She was not cruel enough for this new life. She knew that the only reason she was still alive was because Master Kahan, the Grand Inquisitor, allowed her to live and protected her from the ire of his peers, superiors, and subordinates. In her turn she tried to follow his new path but found it hard to execute the level of cruelty that such required. At least Aira-ty seemed to have adapted well to the New Order. She was almost as bad as Master Kahan had become though she was often left at a disadvantage when he interacted with her.
Hanabi sighed fretfully. She knew that Master Kahan still loved Aira-ty and that she loved him...but she knew that neither of them would ever admit it. Love was a vulnerability in the Empire. It was an avenue for an attack that needed to be defended. Hanabi herself was a vulnerability for Maste
GR-75 medium transport Grace-refitGR-75 medium transport Grace-refit (Grace-class escort)GR-75 medium transport Grace-refit in Profiles More Like This
Manufacturer: Gallofree Yards Inc. (basic hull) Rebel Alliance (refit)
Model: Grace-class escort (modified GR-75 medium transport)
Class: long range escort/fleet tender
Length: 90 meters
Maximum Acceleration: 900G
MGLT: 20 MGLT
Maximum Speed (atmosphere): 650 km/h
Hyperdrive Rating: Class 4.0
Armament: laser cannons (4) ion cannons (2)
Complement: 4 starfighters
Cargo/Fuel Capacity: 8,000 metric tons
Consumables: 6 months
Roles: light escort, command ship, picket ship, scout, courier, fuel tanker, shuttle
Eras: Rebellion era, New Republic era
Affiliation: Allaince to Restore the Republic, New Republic, Twin Suns Transport Company, pirate/mercenary/criminal, planetary defense fleets, private security firms
Special Notes: the cannons are arranged equally on port and starboard side of the hull with two laser cannons each located forwards and aft while the two ion cannons are located amidshi
SW: Kaira, Saving What MattersCommander Aira-ty Nokta was not having a good day. Her 44th Battalion was aboard Centerpoint Station along with the rest of the 302nd Legion in an attempt to keep the station out of the hands of the Separatists. The remainder of the 13th Assault Corps was on Drall, keeping the planet within the Republic's sphere of influence despite the local uprising and Separatist droid army there.SW: Kaira, Saving What Matters in Short Stories More Like This
Aira-ty ducked behind cover as a droideka and two super battle droids opened fire on her men, they managed to gun down a trio of her troopers, only serving to increase Aira-ty's ire at her opponents.
“Take them down!” she shouted into her helmet's com.
An ion grenade bounced around the corner and went off, causing static to appear on Aira-ty's visor display. As it cleared she stepped out to find the droids blasted into rubble. Beyond the debris was the command center for the station, its blast doors sealed.
Aira-ty turned and barked an order. “Wild Card!”
The five man BARC trooper s
SWtCW: Shadows of Nar Shaddaa pt. 1SWtCW: Shadows of Nar Shaddaa pt. 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away....
The Clone Wars: Shadows of Nar Shaddaa
The Republic's war for survival continues to rage across the galaxy; with Christophsis now firmly back in Republican hands General Kahan and Commander Nokta have been sent on a mission to Hutt Space to ensure that the powerful Hutt lords do not enter the war on the side of the Separatists.
Amidst the ghosts of Aira-ty's past, memories of old enemies loom in the shadows as Hanabi tries to cope with her feelings of rejection after Anakin took a leave of absence and left her in the care of Master Kahan. Also on the mission are a squad of clone troopers hand picked by Aira-ty for their independence and wild nature.
As they near the planet Nar Shaddaa, the Vertical City, each member of the team finds themselves wondering what awaits them in dealing with the often deceitful Hutts and their insidious clan politics centered on the Grand Council and what traps the mysterious Separatist agents sent by
Never alone again...Shepard/Samantha 1Never alone again... in Short Stories More Like This
At the end of ME3.
"No, no, no, no, noooooo!!!!" Traynor screamed over and over again as her fingers flew across the interface desperately trying to re-establish contact with Commander Shepard's armor bio-signal. Tears she did not feel flowed freely from her eyes trailing down her flushed cheeks and dripping off her chin. "No, no, no! Pleeeeease!"
For the last few hours, as Task Force Hammer assaulted the Reaper beam location in London, the Normandy was back in space helping destroy Reapers. Joker made the frigate dance between missiles and energy beams getting in close enough for the Thanix cannons to blast off large chunks of the monstrous ships. The violent maneuvering stressed the ship's artificial gravity to its limits, and Samantha often found herself holding on to her console for dear life.
EDI chastised her several times for not being strapped into her safety seat, but S
The Sheps, teen angst, love and understandingBioware owns Shep and Liara-I made up Elena and the girls!The Sheps, teen angst, love and understanding in Short Stories More Like This
Eden Prime, 17 years after the destruction of the Reapers:
Ambassador Liara T'Soni-Shepard returned home and started preparing some after-school snacks for her children without even changing out of the traditional pure white with gold trim dress she wore to official functions.
Liara was happy and occasionally caught herself staring out the sliding kitchen doors that opened to the huge porch that over looked the big back yard which ended at the shores of the crystal clear glacial lake. A lake named Lake Shepard, much to her husband's chagrin. On the other side of the lake snow-capped mountains towered over everything, reaching into the clear, azure sky. It was breath-taking.
Her lithe figure moved gracefully around the kitchen as she gathered items and mentally ticked off nutritional values. She loved it when she got home in time to do this, but her duties usually held her
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The pain. Always the pain. Always with her. Always pressing. She pushed it away. Pushed it down. It finally fades to dull excruciation. Familiar. Almost a friend.
She stood. Barely. Hunched over the wound which continued to gush crimson life from under her palm no matter how hard she pressed it or how terribly she scowled at it. The Carnifex in her right hand seemed a dead weight that pulled at her, trying to drag her to the ground. The burns, the wounds, the broken bones assaulted her being from every direction, but none compared to the pain in her soul. Her heart. Her being.
The choices loomed. Her last horizon. Her final port of call. One last impossible mission. Knowing it was nearly over was terrible bitter sweet relief crushing devastation of hope
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The Cruelest Cut:
About a year after Samantha finds Shepard at the end of my other story Never Alone Again.
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She sat motionless on the hard, metal folding chair as the light rain drizzled from the low, gray clouds in the dreary morning cold. Her shoulders were hunched, her head hung low as her tears mixed with the water streaming out of her soaked hair to drip from her nose and chin. The sound of raindrops on the leaves of the huge sycamore tree and her own dark thoughts were her only company. The weather nearly matched her mood and what was left of her.
The others had long since retreated the two miles back to the manor house where she lived now, but she could not bring herself to leave. Not yet. Perhaps, in some ways, never.
She looked around the small hill that looked over the little valley beyond again, still not quite believing what it all meant.
RespectTali joins ther crew during ME2. I thought things would shake out this way between my FShep and Jacob during this scene.Respect in Short Stories More Like This
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Tali'Zorah was pissing Jacob off. He was being as diplomatic as he could, but she still regarded him with open contempt, and suspicion bordering on hate.
"I assumed you were working undercover and wanted to destroy Cerberus. If so, I'd lend you a grenade." The young Quarian said to Shepard as she paced around Shepard like a leopard preparing to pounce. He had no doubts that he would be the receiver of any attack in this room.
Shepard glanced over at him for a second before turning back to Tali. The glance conveyed volumes. Those bright green eyes both thanked him for being diplomatic and also warned him that he damned well better stay that way.
In his head, he knew where Tali was coming from. He also had reservations about Cerberus.
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The mansion and its few guest bungalows sat under the cloudless azure sky high in the Athame Mountains. Surrounded by fresh snow, crisp, biting air and the calm serenity craved by people who lived a hard life, fought every good fight, and now deserved peace, silence, and freedom.
The inside of the mansion was decorated in an earthy, yet elegant theme. A few pieces of art by the acclaimed artist Mira T'Soni-Shepard graced the walls along with pictures of all the girls and friends of the family, and the rest was homey, comfortable, and warm.
Since the children were mostly grown and off on their own, the mansion usually sat near empty save for the owners and a small staff to care for the sprawling complex. The only reasons the Shepards kept it was for when the kids visited on holidays, old friends stopped by, or for occasional diplomatic functions because Liara was the Thessian Ambassador to t
Memories to Heal the Broken 1So a friend 'Noted' me and suggested a look at my FShep (Sarah) and Liara's relationship 'back in the day'. I decided to start from the end of ME3 and find a way for them to relive some special moments that they shared. It takes a while to get there, but now that the hard part is over, the next installment will be more on point, I think.Memories to Heal the Broken 1 in Short Stories More Like This
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FOB Hammer, London:
They had been fighting for hours and the brutes, marauders and cannibals were closing in on all sides. Liara saw Tali incinerate two cannibals with one flick of her Omni-Tool then glanced to her own left before throwing up a singularity that caught up three cannibals. She killed all three with aimed shots from her Locust but was then knocked back and over a low wall by a charging brute. There were hundreds of vile creatures all around her and the small contingent of Soldiers left at FOB Hammer.
She knew in her heart that they couldn't last very much longer.
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She walked alone through the tall, wrought-iron gates as she had so many times before and into the lush, green reserve that bore the name Shepard's Park. The trees had grown so tall since the first time she came here. Back then they were just hastily planted saplings that only came up to her waist. Now they towered over her and shaded the people in the park from the hot afternoon sun. A light breeze stirred from the east and blew pleasantly in and around the trees rustling the leaves and branches. Liara couldn't help but smile as the cool breeze caressed her skin as she strolled towards the center of the sprawling park to the only building, the only construct on the three hundred acre lot.
Here and there people enjoyed the beautiful weather playing games, walking among the trees or having picnics as chirping birds looked down from the branches and dogs frolicked in the grass. Many took notice of her, bein
Memories to Heal the Broken 2I apologize for the back and forth nature of this. I had no idea what I was getting into when doing a look back at ME1 from the end of ME3 through the exestential awesomeness of a meld.Memories to Heal the Broken 2 in Short Stories More Like This
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Captain Reynolds, commanding officer of the SSV Nightingale, was having the worst day of his life. The war was over and that meant that for most of the Alliance the worst part was over. But for the medical professionals from every race in the galaxy that ran the forty seven hospital ships of Task Force Haven, the truly horrific work started now. Caring for the wounded, disfigured and dying was a thankless job that would continue for the next several decades.
He was ready for that, trained for it and planned on it. What he did not expect was the parade of VIPs trying to get access to his med-bays. Access to Shepard. He was even given a lengthy list of peo
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Earth, High Orbit:
The Destiny Ascension hung in space, closely guarding the SSV Nightingale. Her captain, Matriarch Lidanya stood by the large viewing portal and watched the other ships arrayed close by. Dreadnaughts of several different designs all sat at station keeping, creating a wall around the diminutive Alliance hospital ship.
Two dreadnaughts from the Asari, Turian, Quarian and even the Batarian fleets had taken station within an hour of hearing that Commander Shepard was aboard and barely hanging on to life. It was a time honored show of respect and support from the spacefaring races in the galaxy. The SSV Beijing arrived and the SSV Houston had towed the SSV Normandy over near their little formation, also. Now ships from
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Sadly my question was answer. Someone had open-no wait- kicked the door wide open and enters my safe-closet and then turn on the lights. 'Oh no, I forgot to unlock the door. Why did I forget something that practical?' The slam and the sudden blinding light from the switch flooding my once safe zone caused me to shriek. He quickly run up to where I was at and pointing a blast rifle point-blank to my chest.
“Unless you want to be blasted into pieces, then I suggest you should surrender, NOW!” The man threatened me. Great this is just great! I was literally cornered by- Wait, who is this? This is not Rex, though he’s wearing the kama, the pauldron and same blue paint like the clone captain. But Rex doesn’t have an dark grey chest plate nor the different helmet shape…um what was it…yeah, phase 2!
Now with my eyes adjusted in the light I could
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*BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! SMACK!* I punched the alarm clock to silence it and immediately I turned to read the time: four thirty a.m.
“Ugh, that was a strange dream. I wonder what it meant by.” I wondered to my cat. Yuki, who was sleeping next to me, woke up annoyed but curled up again after petting her a few times. Yuki just had her eyes closed and purred in delight.
Then I heard soft knocking. “What the heck?” I questioned myself as push myself sitting up and walked to the door. When I open the door, there was a tall perfectly muscular man with bronze colored skin, long raven hair that’s messed up from bed head, slightly curtaining his large honey brown eyes with a teardrop tattoo under his right eye, who is only wearing a pair of grey baggy pajama pants. Wait that’s Tup b-but how is this possible?The events from last night came flooding back to me.
‘Oh. Right~,’ Now I’m playing landl
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Five weeks later:
I sighed as I stared at the ceiling in the dark. It had been weeks since my life change forever and Faith became an elder. I was so bored that I can feel my brain stopping to function properly. With my friend gone to do a secret mission a couple days ago, there was nothing to do. Yes, there’s cool stuff here but I missed the interactions that doesn’t involve beating my father in every round of Smash Bros.
I wonder if the guys from--I shook my head. It’s not likely the two clone companies were here. It’s been like a month since they completed their mission to bring my friend here. I understand that it’s their responsibility to get Faith to her Grandfather, what was his name again, Knockout. Though at the first I was shocked when I found out about it. Yet as time went by the initial shock died down but it still hurts.
I only spend two nights with the guys. I was about to them to open up to me and then-- Boom! They
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(Five days later)
"I'm. So. Bored...Nothing! To.
DO!" I said as I sat on the couch upside-down. Today is the day that the package arrives. I just wished they were here! Then I can play with them! I heard the male man coming!
I yelped and ran to the door, the man had the thing I was supposed to sign, I signed it and took the big boxes. I have to tell my friend! She'll kill me if I open it without her! I set the box down and ran to the phone. I dialed the familiar number and waited for her to answer.
She answered. "Did you get them yet?!" She asked. "Yes!" I said.
"Okay I'll be there!" She said before hanging up. I put down the phone, I sighed...I want to open them! I've waited so long!
But I can't! Or she'll kill me... I huffed. Besides what kind of friend would do something like that? Tempting or not, I'm actually the only one she has…
I took a deep breath...It was so long since we've meet and the circumstances that followed. But worth every ounce of being together as
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"Okay... we are done." I said as finished cleaning the bookshelf. Now time to get me some Star Wars stuff! "Do you need any more help?" Asked my friend Faith.
I hummed. "Not for the moment." I said. "But order some Star wars stuff." "On it!"
She said hopping on her trusty TOSHIBA and typing in the latest update on DA. She then went to the faithful sight...Star wars.com… I smiled and walk next to her to see anything new on. Then something just caught my eye.
"Star wars...dolls...clone addition...Faith click there!" I told her pointing at it. She clicked on it. "What?! $1.00 for all these legos!
There has to be at least thirty legos in all! Plus ten action figures! Thank you so much donor!" She whipped out her gift card from visa, she only had five bucks on it but it'll do...She typed in the number and dragged it to the shopping cart.
And submit! It would arrive in five days. "Too bad it's not by tomorrow." She said. "Well do you have an extra seven dollars?" She sighe
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“Oooh come on-! You gotta be kidding me,” I yelled at my laptop. “Cream, listen to me. I need you to go to my Deviant art account!” (Yes, I named my laptop after a dairy product-deal with it, haters!) But after five minutes of tinkering, swearing and a mini mental meltdown later, I stopped trying.
After I turned off my laptop, I decided on a whim to get an afternoon snack. So, pushing myself off my comfy bed, I began to walk out of my room. I immediately slammed my face into the door. Stumbling back while rubbing my forehead, I remembered to put on my glasses and left to the downstairs kitchen. I did all of that in that order… Yeah I really need something interesting for Spring Break and fast!
While causally walking to said room, I heard footsteps…from b
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Subsequently after the disturbing ordeal was over, they'd continued the interrogations without any more difficulty. And to my relief, the questions were just mostly about what planet we are on. Like any knowledge about the clone wars and a little bit of ourselves. I told them who we are, about Earth as best as I could.
Except telling them about the clone wars, because their reality is actually a very popular movie/TV series that everyone in the world knows about. And of course for the fact if anyone has too much information about, it can lead to a big mess. Yes, I really want to tell them the truth. But I just don't think my “special guests” are not ready for truth of this extravagant portion about them and their reality being science fiction or probably think I'm insane. Maybe I’ll tell the truth later… or not, depending if I trust them enough.
“So let me get this straight.” Obi-wan said trying to put together what
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I couldn’t sleep through the night from my many thoughts and scenes of what’s going to happen tomorrow were playing inside my head. Many end so horribly, at one point I made sure the Faith didn’t hear me. By the time morning finally came, I dreaded it because of two things. One, asking my father if I can join my friend to the Star Wars universe. Then reason number two, I have to wake up early again.
I suddenly woke up, I turned to the door, I heard thumping, then it stop...I quickly opened the door, it was just Tup going to the upstairs bathroom. I groaned. "Sorry Tup, I thought you were my Grandfather...is he here?" I asked.
"He is outside..." I blinked and rushed down stairs, as I quickly put on my traditional headdress, I groaned at my earth PJs he will kill--The door opened, I gulped as it calmly creaked open. I saw my grandfather in his human form, his shiny face glared into my eyes. "Change of plans..." He said.
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As I gotten myself out of the bed. I noticed that every clone was asleep. It must be early for them...easier for me then. Looking around the room, I noticed that Hardcase got some bandages on his left side and Tup with a sprained ankle. I sighed sadly at the site; I bet it was painful for case and Tuppy.
How did they got them--Did that Lizo harmed them? It might be a reason for them to stay here but I feel that won’t be the whole answer to my questions. Though for now it will due for now, I need to get back before my dad wakes up. I check the clock.
Good, I still have a couple hours before he’s up. I turned and made the bed that I was sleeping in. Sure I can just leave it, but I wanted to be polite. I found a piece of paper and wrote thank you on it. I smirked as I placed it on the pillow and walked out of the room.
==Some else's POV==
I groaned awake and rubbed my back. Okay, I was wrong about sleeping on the floor. My back was absolutely stiff! With a small sigh, I
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I turned to Echo. “Yeah?” I was kind of hoping that he’ll do something sweet for me. “What are we going to do?” He asked.
“What do you mean?” I asked. He sighed. “I mean what are we going to do when the others find out about the relationship? We have a strict no clone should have relations like dating.” Echo explained.
My eyes widen and jaw dropped. “WHAT?!” I blurted out. “I know it sucks. Even for me.” He said.
“You’re going--”H.K. I maybe a...by the rule nerd but I am not snitching on my brother for loving a girl.” He said. I nodded at him.
Fives pushed me against the wall kissing me. I moaned locking lips with mine. He kissed my neck and slid his hands to my chest. "You want me?" He asked.
I melted in his arms when he said that. He chuckled. "Yeah you do..." I nodded and held him close. He gave me a wet kiss on my chest.
I almost yelped. He chu
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I have to tell the others... Now! Oh but I can't do anything in this cat form! Oh we're so hooped!
Sparky mewed and laid down on the bed, curling up into a ball and closing his blue orbs to fall asleep.
Wow this bed is really comfortable... Maybe after I take a catnap I'll...
He fell asleep.
In another room, unseen orbs watched the screens in front of her. In one screen she saw Sparky, on the bed napping. In the other screen, she saw Ice Prince searching for Aerie. But she couldn't locate where Aerie headed off too.
"We can see pretty much everything happening in the world of Ninjago, but why can't we see that damn little girl?" She spat angrily.
"Now, now my dear, temper." Said a male voice.
"Tsuchi" she spat. "What do you want?"
"I want to see how the progress is going along. Is that too much to ask?" He asked calmly.
"We had her in the palm of our hands Tsuchi! But now look! These pesky ninja decide to ruin our fun! I should destroy them right here and now." She growled
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"YOU'RE WHAT?!" Kai yelled out, shocked.
Aerie whimpered at the tone of Kai's voice and Cole gave Kai a glare. "My sister married Jay without my permission?!" Kai growled, balling his hands into fists, fuming mad.
Aerie buried her face in Cole's chest and Cole embraced her, comforting her. "Kai, stop you're scaring Aerie!"
Kai huffed. "Cole, my sister married Jay! Oh I swear, when I see Jay..." He was interrupted when he felt something rough slap against the side of his head. He grunted and held his head. "Oww! Hey!" He snapped.
"Leave her alone!" The voice demanded.
Aerie blinked, recognizing the voice and she looked over. She saw the chief's son, holding a rock in his grasp, a serious expression visible in his eyes. "Oh! I know you..." She said.
His blue eyes looked over at Aerie and a soft smile laced his lips.
"Whoa, slow down we don't mean any harm." Cole attempted to reason.
The chief's son glared at Cole. "Shut it and let her go."
"And who mad
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His eyes fluttered open and a yawn escaped his throat as he stretched. He looked around the room to notice that it was the same room he was trapped in. Sighing, he jumped down to the floor and headed over to the food and water bowls. His stomach growled and he looked down at the cat food; nose scrunching up in disgust. He never had cat food before but being a cat, what other food choices did he have? He used his paw and batted at the cat food, which moved at his touch. He stuck his nose close to it and sniffed at it curiously. Being the curious cat that he was, he stuck his tongue out and touched the cat food from the tip of his tongue. He jerked away from the food, making a disgusted face and immediately lapping at the water, getting the awful taste out of his mouth.
How can a cat enjoy that? It's disgusting! He thought, displeased.
After lapping up the water, he mewed and walked around the room. What was he to do in this room? Cats don't exactly do m
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"Ice Prince, wake up."
A sickening sweet voice called out in an attempt to wake up the new project that was motionless on the table. But there was no response.
It called out again, and hearing the voice more clearly, the eyes of the said figure opened. One mechanical optic red, the other orb blue. A smirk laced the lips of the robed figure though you couldn't see it, the so-called Ice Prince could feel it. There was no sound as he studied the figure in front of him until a cackle pierced through the area. She grasped a lever with her gloved hand, and pulled away from her allowing the tight straps that bounded the prisoner to be freed.
Slowly, he pushed himself up, swinging his legs over the edge of the table, letting them dangle. He blinked several times, trying to adjust to the strange place.
"Who do you serve Ice Prince?" The voice asked casually.
The eyes refocused on the robed figure and answered in a robotic-like voice, "The Dark Masters."
"Good, you kno
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She huddled in the furthest corner of the cage, hands and feet were tied together, the ropes biting harshly at her wrists and ankles. Tears streamed down her cheeks silently and her heart pounded against her chest. Footsteps were heard and she looked up through watery eyes to see who was approaching the cage. It seemed like the chief of the tribe. He was muscular in appearance, eyebrows narrowed, face painted with red and blue marks across the cheeks, and his arms were folded across his chest. Once he saw the weeping girl inside the cage, his expression softened a bit.
"Do you know why you are here?" He asked calmly though his voice spoke of authority.
She shook her head, the hair getting wet from hitting her tears.
"You possess great power that can either save us or destroy us all." The chief answered and he then turned to the guards. "Release her from this captivity."
"Chief are you sure that's wise?" The one guard asked, feeling uneasy.
He frowned. "Do not
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Mizu sighed. "There goes our free time."
"Hey the sooner we save this girl, the faster you get to continue playing your video game." Tsuchi replied calmly with a shrug.
"I hate this job," Kasai muttered.
"Oh shut it Kasai, you love it. Stop being in denial of yourself." Mizu scolded.
"Come on you two," Tsuchi beckoned them as he departed the room.
Kasai and Mizu followed after Tsuchi faithfully and all the elements gathered outside their home. Once everyone was present and accounted for, the nine elements began their search for the missing child.}
Cole thought profoundly on the story, finding it bizarre while Kai found it irritating. The chief's son kept taking quick glances at Aerie, thinking what she thought of this. Aerie seemed to believe every bit of it. A small memory flashing by her mind as she was alone at
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"That's it! The perfect name!" She declared, scratching the blue kitten behind the ear.
The kitten purred with each stroke of the fingers.
The blue kitten perked his ears at the new name, mewing as a result.
"Oh, you like that don't you, Sparky? Yes you do."
Sparky? Seriously? Strange, for someone who's supposedly a Dark Master, you sure act differently when near animals... Jay thought.
"Come my pet, I will take you to Aerie's room. You can stay there until she returns." The female Dark Master claimed as she picked him up and carried him out of the cell. "Oh and don't even try to escape, you'll be monitored." She added.
Oh swell... Jay thought disappointedly.
Soon, the Dark Master reached the destination and using one hand, grasped the doorknob while the other one, still held onto Sparky. Twisting the wrist with the doorknob, she pushed the door open. Walking inside, she gently placed Sparky on the carpet.
"Enjoy the hospitality." She sa
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Forced laughter bounced off the walls of the cell as the machine proceeded with its job.
"Had enough Lightning Ninja?" The male voice mused mockingly.
The victim refused to speak and knew he shouldn't break. His will was strong so there was no way he was going to let some freaks in shadows control him.
"Stubborn one aren't you? That'll leave more fun for me." He cackled.
"Hmm... Oh! I know what I can do with you, Ice Prince." The female voice said in amusement.
She elegantly stepped out of the shadows, but she was wearing a dark purple robe. The hood concealed her face, and it was long enough to hide her feet and arms. She rolled up her robed sleeve and she wore onyx gloves on each hand.
"You will forget everything there was to being a ninja, and only serve The Dark Masters. You will remember only being called Ice Prince." She laughed darkly.
Zane glared daggers at the figure that glided towards him. It was so swift, that with a blink of an eye, she was right there next to him.
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An agitated groan escaped his throat when he was bounded inside a cell. He couldn't believe his luck! After trying to save some girl this is what he gets? Captured and tossed into a cell as if he were some kind of wild animal... Worst day ever!
His brother was confined in another cell, separate from his. He was facing the ceiling, being strapped down tightly on a table like some experiment ready to be experimented on. His eyes closed as if he were in deep thought.
"Perfect, just perfect! Can you believe our luck Zane?" The chestnut haired boy ranted. "We try and save some girl and what do we get? Trapped!"
He would have paced around the cell if it weren't for the chains that bounded his wrists and the chains that grasped tightly around his ankles. His back was pressed against the wall, his feet dangled from the air, his position looked like he was making an x.
"Oh I swear once I get out of here those Dark Masters are going to pay!"
"Are we now?" A deep, calm voice asked fro
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"You see? You have a purpose in this world and it is not meant to serve the Dark Masters."
"But... All my life... I was raised..." Aerie said with disbelief.
The chief stopped Aerie as he raised his right hand. "It is as I said before, they made you believe that. You were meant to be with the light, not the dark."
Aerie mused deeply about what the chief said and asked. "You said I possess great power. Do you know how I can unlock this power?"
"You cannot unlock it but it will come to you when you most need it." The chief enlightened with the shake of his head.
"Aerie? Aerie, can you hear me!" Kai yelled out.
Aerie's ears perked up and she gasped. "Kai!"
"Your friends have been searching for you. You best go to them, perhaps you and your friends would like to stay in the village for tonight? I'm sure my son would like that very much." The chief said with a smirk.
Aerie raised an eyebrow and was about to say something until the boy from earlier stumbled into th
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Einst lebt' der Ritter Knut von Klamm,
der hatt' nie genügend Geld zusamm'.
Egal, wieviele Kämpf' er focht.
Tymora hat ihn nicht gemocht.
Das traf ihn bitter,
den armen Ritter.
Verzweiflung rührte oft ihn an,
darum ersann er kühn den Plan:
"Ich begehe an dem Drachen Mord,
dann hole ich mir seinen Hort!"
Sprach's, nahm mit sich als einz'gen Wert
des Vaters altes Schwert.
Im Drachennest es raucht und zischt,
ein Windzug pfeift, das Licht erlischt.
Knut stolpert über des Drachen Ei,
bricht sich dabei den Kopf entzwei.
Oh unrühmlich Ende?
Harre der Wende!
Begraben er ward in Beregost,
an einem Morgen ohne Frost...
Der Stein war zu klein, weil's Geld zu knapp,
Des schnitt der Steinmetz die Inschrift ab.
'Ist doch nur ein Drache ...'
"Eine große Sache!"
"Ein großer Held!"
"Er fehlt der Welt!"
Knut bekam seinen Ruhm posthum.
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Jetzt: Erde Europa irgendwo mitten in Deutschland Dachboden des Biersinger'schen Hauses
Eigentlich hatte ich sie nie wieder benutzen wollen. Aber irgendwie habe ich es nicht über das Herz gebracht, mich von ihr zu trennen. Seit mehr als zwanzig Jahren ruht meine "Phönixfeder", die in unserer Welt die Form eines Füllfederhalters aus schäbigem schwarzem Plastik angenommen zu haben scheint, in einem ebenso schäbigen Pappkarton. Irgendwo zwischen dem ganzen Krempel vergraben, den man im Leben anhäuft und von Umzug zu Umzug mit sich schleppt, um ihn dann auf dem nächsten staubigen Dachboden einzulagern und zu vergessen.
Nein, natürlich ist es ein ganz normaler Füller. So einer mit einer breiten Schönschreibfeder. Ich habe ihn mir gekauft, als ich Student war und beflügelt von einem fakultativen Kurs in Linguistik eine Geschichte schreiben wollte über eine magische Schreibfeder, die wah
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Einige Tage zuvor: Erde – Europa – irgendwo mitten in Deutschland – Schlafzimmer des Biersinger'schen Hauses
Ich erwachte von einem irgendwie lautlosen Knall. Ich weiß, das klingt bescheuert. Aber ich wurde wach, weil es plötzlich unnatürlich still war. (Später wurde mir klar: es war das Fehlen von Klaus-Dieters ohrenbetäubendem Schnarchen, das mir den Schlaf geraubt hatte.) Es roch nach Ozon und heißem Metall und im Raum waberten Schlieren aus violett-blauem Licht. 'Wow! So muss ein Sankt-Elms-Feuer aussehen', dachte ich noch und dann brach das Chaos los.
Das Universum, das am anderen Ende des Wurmlochs, Risses, Portals - oder was auch immer - lag, holte tief Luft und sog dabei meinen Mann nebst Bettdecke und Funkwecker ein. Ich sah den vor Jahren bei Ebay ersteigerten chinesischen Wandteppich und einen ausgetretenen Pantoffel im Lichtwirbel verschwinden. Und auch Frank Schätzings Schmöker "Limit", machte sich a
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Strahlendes Licht, überall! Sagt ihr.
Warmer Glanz und ewige Freude.
Das ist das Paradies am Ende der Zeit.
Hier werden wir zu Hause sein. Für immer.
Doch wenn es keinen Schatten gibt, wozu das Licht beim Namen nennen?
Um es von was zu trennen?
Wenn aller Schmerz vergessen,
wie des Lachens Wert bemessen?
Wie kann ich dort zu Hause sein, wo alles ist und nichts mehr wird?
Mein Weg führt vorbei am ehernen Tor aus erstarrten Ranken lebendigen Grüns,
vorbei an den Zinnen aus geronnenem Glück – fort von der ewigen Stadt
in die Reiche tanzenden Zwielichts und heilender Wunden,
welkenden Laubs und erblühender Liebe.
Hier werde ich zu Hause sein. Dann und wann.
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Einige Tage zuvor: Erde Europa irgendwo mitten in Deutschland Schlafzimmer des Biersinger'schen Hauses
Herrjemine! Vielleicht hätte ich uns doch lieber einen Pfefferminztee kochen sollen. Aber ich hatte auf den Schrecken in der Nacht hin unbedingt etwas Stärkeres gebraucht. Und was gibt es Beruhigenderes als das samtige Brennen, das ein guter Whisky auf der Zunge und im Magen hinterlässt? Nun ja, hätte ich gewusst, wie extrem beruhigend er auf meinen ungeladenen Gast wirkt Ich seufzte, schenkte mir erneut ein und sah ihm beim Schlafen zu.
Als ich dem kleinen Kerl vor einer guten Stunde klar gemacht hatte, dass er mit meinen Schwertern nicht viel würde anrichten können, schien er vor Angst regelrecht erstarrt zu sein. Verdammt! Das hatte ich nicht gewollt. Aber es ist wirklich schwierig, den richtigen Tonfall zu treffen, wenn sich mitten in der Nacht ein Portal im Kleiderschrank öffnet und den eigenen Ehemann verschluckt! Al
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Jetzt: Erde – Europa – irgendwo mitten in Deutschland – Dachboden des Biersinger'schen Hauses
"Hast du etwas brauchbares gefunden, Sonny?" Behutsam legte ich den alten Füller wieder in den Pappkarton zurück und sah mich um. Mein kleiner Gast, der mir seinen Namen nicht verraten und anscheinend nichts gegen den hatte, der mir vor ein paar Tagen auf die Schnelle eingefallen war, saß mitten in einem Viereck aus warmem Licht, das die Sonne durch das kleine Giebelfenster auf den Boden malte. Er hatte sich ein Plätzchen zu Füßen der lebensgroßen, pampelmusenbusigen Statue von Lara Croft gesucht. Um ihn herum stapelten sich alte, staubige Ordner wie ein kleines Gebirge aus Schieferplatten. Sonny schien so vertieft in die Lektüre, dass er weder die Tasse voll Minztee noch die Schüssel mit Schokoladeneis zur Kenntnis genommen hatte. (Seine Ähnlichkeit mit Sonny Crockett beschränkte sich übrigens nur auf die Tatsache, dass er meistens keine Socken in den Schuhen trug. Trotzdem fand ich meine Nam
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I hated to awake from cryostasis. Especially today - for something was wrong - disturbingly wrong, but what? As always, returning from artificial near-death to life took some time until I was fully in control of myself again.
It was my tactile sense, which alerted me first. I was missing that familiar prickle of melting ice on my cheeks. And gravity was pulling on my limbs like a hungry singularity. I knew that the ship's artificial intelligence, once in a while, would try to give groundborn sleepers a feeling of comfort by activating a grav-field in their habitats for some din. But here, for us skyborn ones? I groaned. Oh great! A system error in Wing's autopilot! It would take precious timats to convince the AI to reboot. Wing was very peculiar in this respect. He was as stubborn as I at least. Maybe that's why we got along so well together.
Later, when my hearing returned, I heard the beating of my heart, but not much more - neither the constant whisper of W
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Einige Tage später: Abeir Toril Faerun Schwertküste Kreuzweg-Festung Taverne "Schwanz des Phönix"
Neeshka kicherte. "Ein Schwert, mit dem man nicht kämpfen soll? So ein Quatsch! Das wäre so wie, wie ..." Sie rieb sich verärgert darüber, dass ihr auf die Schnelle partout kein passender Vergleich einfallen wollte, die Hörner.
"...wie ein Bierkrug, aus dem man nicht trinken soll", sprang Khelgar, der trinkfeste Zwerg in die Bresche und nahm seine tief schürfende Erkenntnis zum Anlass, sich neu einzuschenken. Mit zwei Zügen leerte er den Humpen beinahe zur Hälfte, strich sich zufrieden rülpsend den Schaum aus dem Bart und sah den grauhaarigen Halbling am Kopfende des Tisches erwartungsvoll an. "Wie ging es weiter, Kurzer? Spann uns doch nicht so auf die Folter!"
"Es war ziemlich ernüchternd", fuhr der Angesprochene in seiner Erzählung fort. "Nachdem U-Schi mich auf recht pragmatische Art und Weise überzeugt hatte, dass ich mit dem Schwert nicht weiterkommen würd
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Several hours later, I still contemplated these words on the bridge, watching from afar as Khan, Jaken, Blondie and a few other officers scrutinized a glowing blue holographic map. I wasn't really paying attention though, the wild pulsing of my heart drowning out even Khan's deep, velvety voice. I now knew why I had been blindfolded when first marched aboard the Vengeance.
I had only seen a glimpse of it, as Khan was careful to sling a muscular arm around my shoulders and whirl me back around to continue our walk the other way we'd came, back down the hangar and to the staircase. Yet I had seen it all the same, and clung to that fleeting image like a life preserver of old, the only physical hope I had of now, my only tangible plan of escape.
At the end of the impossibly long hangar, there had been a doorless room, a tiny communication base of sorts, and I had felt a rush of overwhelming joy when I caught a glimpse of what was in there. It was just a glimpse, impossibly fast, but I had
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The young captain's usually striking bright blue eyes, lacked their usual boyish charm, looking exhausted today, as Starfleet as a whole was reduced to complete and utter chaos. His regulation transmitter had been beeping angrily since five yesterday, and he couldn't remember a time when it sat calm and still, not accusing him of raging careless failure. Right now, he stood in the newly reconstructed Daystrom Institute, his transmitter buzzing on the edge of the table, nearly about to fall off, while the captains and first officers of every vessel in the fleet, all spoke at once, in panicked tones, asking him the thousands of questions that he'd already tried asking himself but still couldn't answer. How many dead? Had the hyper-gravity device been faulty? How could Khan possibly know of the takedown? What was his next move? How many more would die? What could Starfleet do in terms of defensive maneuvers? How did Khan appear to be on course to fly over the desert when he so obviously w
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I must have leapt nearly three feet in the air, at the sound of Khan's voice coming from behind me. BUSTED. "Nothing, just admiring the sophistication and advanced technology used to create the- the-" My voice was several octaves too high, much too fast, giggling to cover up my guilt, and I whirled around to face him, losing all manner of speech, as he flooded my vision, forgetting entirely what I was going to say.
"Thank you. I did design them myself." He grinned brilliantly, showing off those perfectly white teeth, and I stumbled, grabbing the side of the desk for support. Holy. Lord. I felt sure I was going to faint. I knew it. Khan wasn't real. He couldn't be. I decided then and there that he must be a beautiful delusion, part of a reoccurring dream that I kept having. Was I in a coma somewhere, in some Starship Med Bay, suffering from heat stroke, and this was ALL in my mind!?!? Oh GOD, if so, PLEASE don't wake me up!!! My mind pleaded, my heart pounding. Nobody could personify th
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I stood there, heart pounding, breath quickened, alone on the darkened bridge with Khan, his eyes closed, my head careening from all that he had said. He'd made it so easy for me to walk away, or so he thought, and I'm sure any other Starfleet Cadet wouldn't have had to think twice. But if I learned anything at Starfleet, it was that I was no ordinary cadet. The longer I waited, the more worried he became, scrunching up his nose with his next breath. For the first time, since I'd met him, Khan was afraid.
I walked towards him with slow, careful steps, and I could tell his mind was quick at work, trying to tell if these steps moved away from him or to him. What was I doing? Here was my perfect chance to get the coordinates, just by lifting a finger to the Navigation Screen. From there all I had to do was rush down to the hangar, take the beacon in my hands, and with quick fingers, declare my freedom. I took more steps forward. Yes, that was what I should have done, what I'd longed to do
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It had to be hours later when we returned to the seemingly endless hallway outside my bedroom door. Khan's manner was even more jovial as he held tight to both of my hands, both of us laughing and grinning, stumbling over each other's feet, drunk with such indescribable feeling, the kind that could only be inspired after so perfect a night. Khan had taken me to just about every inch of his beloved ship, tugging me along after him, darting from one place to the next, talking impossibly fast and excited, about the Vengeance's intricate infrastructure, the overall design, pointing out features to me, exulting in the ambiance he had created. He explained it all to me, the lighting, the layout, what each room was for, what each consul did, and he was so ensconced with it all, that I did in fact, feel myself seeing the ship in a much different way. Not so much the looming midnight monstrosity that had swallowed me whole, but rather a dark beauty, flawlessly advanced in design, passing unse
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"How long must you feel the need to trifle with me? How LONG must I be forced to wait for your surrender? You speak so eloquently of your fondness for me, you say I am your weakness, your touch resounds with your amorous affection for me, yet still...... I do not truly have you, do I? Not yet. How long, Ally? How long until you stop resisting, stop fighting me, and instead fight for me......? How long?
His voice was lower, edged sharply with his severity, austere and harsh. My laughing, lovely, teasing Khan was nowhere to be found, his good humor gone away as quickly as it had come. I slowly lifted my head, my long curls grazing his chest, my lips slighted parted in sad surprise, as I looked into his eyes. His expression had cooled, his still glowing eyes hard and focused as they looked back at me, betraying no feeling, and not even a whisper of a smirk hid in the corner of his tight lips. I carefully brought my hands on either side of his serious, unsmiling face, attempting to bring h
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The explosion shot violently across the scorching desert sky in fiery plumes, the image searing my eyes, and resounding in my afflicted mind. The deafening roar, the horrified, confused screams, the prolonged groan of mangled titanium making swift impact with the dunes, burning sand raining down, all of it culminating in such a symphony of sorrow, causing me to shake. The speeding starship, ablaze, screaming at breakneck speed towards its doom, desecrated, getting torn to silver shreds. There's a faint sound of shattering glass accompanying the more painful roars as an officer is thrown through the bridge window, dropping hard into the swirling sands, already dead. There's nothing left to identify the ill-fated vessel now, save for some badly burned off lettering, and I can only make out a barely intelligible, "VAL."
I felt my body toss and turn, shaking violently now. The ship ceased its groaning, dead. The screams felt louder and louder until they consumed my entire conscious. Starfl
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The dim, long-winding corridor was completely deserted as I walked back alone from my shower, returning to my room, my mind still trying to make sense of the day's......... excitement? I hadn't known one person could feel just about every emotion on the scale known to man in so short a time. In the space of no more than three hours, Khan had given me the creeps, terrified me out of my mind, impressed me, inspired me, mesmerized me with his magnificent fighting skills, laughed with me, attracted me, complimented me, rubbed NOSES with me, and for however short a time let me cradle his head, showing him the forbidden affection that was extremely dangerous to us both. My head reeled. What's a girl supposed to think after ALL of that! I should've felt more insightful now, as to who Khan Noonien Singh really was after he'd shown me SO many new sides of himself today, but the truth was, I was more confused than ever. One minute he's hissing about spilling blood, and the absolute joys of murde
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My heart pounded violently, in a mad rush to escape my chest. Khan's dark velvet voice sounded far away as if commanding me from a great distance, and I struggled to make sense of any of it. I was baffled by these two words that simply couldn't belong together. I felt my breath quickening as I stared up at him from my place on the bench that had been moved to the middle of the Vengeance's hangar. I looked around at the six black mats that had also been placed there, two rows of three, and shook my head vehemently. He couldn't be serious.
"NO!!!! No, absolutely NOT!! I- I can't!!!"
My protest was pleading, yet stubborn and I crossed my arms over my chest to prove my resolve. What Khan was asking, was the impossible. I felt my mind instantly torn between the natural impulse to do exactly what he wanted of me, and the obvious conclusion that this was NOT something I could physically bring myself to do. The very reason, the very whim, that created the need in me to obey him, w
Just Like Old TimesAhsoka lay awake in bed, Rex beside her, fast asleep. It was early, & though she knew she should be sleeping, she liked being awake when he wasn't. The sound of his steady breathing was comforting. She leaned over & checked the alarm clock. 5:30, Ahsoka thought, Guess I better get up & get ready. Ahsoka kissed Rex gently on the forehead, then walked into the bathroom & turned the shower on. As she slipped out of her jumpsuit & stepped in, she heard a creak as the bed strained underneath the weight of Rex pushing on it. That was fast, she thought.Just Like Old Times in Short Stories More Like This
"Morning, sleepyhead." she called into the bedroom. Rex yawned & said, "You're up early." "I just thought I'd get ready for today", Ahsoka said, "Can't start too early, you know?" "Ahsoka..." Rex started. "What?" she asked. "What is it?" "When are you going to quit your job at that greasy run down hovel of a diner & come back to the Jedi? Everyone's worried sick about you...General Skywalker, General Koon...And especially me." Ahso
Don't Blame YourselfStaring out the window at the passing landscape, my hand instinctively shot down to my backpack & wrapped around the hidden pistol inside as a hand wrapped around my arm. "Sam, how much longer are we going to be on the run like this?" Alex asked. "As long as it takes until I know for certain we're safe again." I replied. My hand returning to my side, I grimaced as her hand brushed across the bandage covering the gunshot wound in my arm.Don't Blame Yourself in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"You need to get that looked at." she said, concern lining her voice. "I'm fine", I muttered, "Besides, going to a doctor would alert the Elites to our location. Best thing to do for now is lay low." "I'm going to try & get some sleep", Alex said, curling up in the seat, "Let me know when we're at the next town, okay?" Nodding, I rubbed my eyes as she dozed off & turned my attention to the window once again.
"Alex...Alex." I said, gently shaking her awake. "Mm...What?" she asked. "We're at the next town." Jumping to her feet, she slung her backpack over
'The Escape': Alternate EndingRaising my shotgun, I lined up Duke in my sights & fired. The shot tore through his arm & he went down screaming. Pumping the gun, I placed the cold metal barrel on his forehead. "Lights out, you son of a bitch." I said. My finger tensed on the trigger & the shotgun clattered out of my hand as a deafening blast filled my ears. I flew back, slamming hard against the concrete floor, an intense pain rushing through my chest & stomach. I reached down to my midsection...And pulled back a hand covered in blood! The cold, hard metallic crunch of a gun pumping turned my attention to where Duke was limping slowly towards me, shotgun held in his remaining good arm. "Good attempt, M-18", he said smugly, leveling the barrel at my forehead, "But not good enough. John Duke will never be defeated by the likes of you." A blast of blood erupted from the right side of Duke's head, splattering against a wall beside him. As his lifeless body crumpled to the ground, Brad ran up, jamming a fresh clip into h'The Escape': Alternate Ending in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The ArrestBlinking awake, I sat up groggily as a loud pounding sounded at the door of the hotel room. "Samuel Allen!" a voice called in. "This is Detective Stone! You're under arrest for the crimes of manslaughter & kidnapping! Come out with your hands up!" Jumping out of the bed, I whipped my pistol out of its hiding place in my bag, crouching behind a heavy dresser. "Sam, what's going on?" Alex asked fearfully as she slipped slowly & quietly out of the bed. "It's the cops", I muttered, "I've been framed for killing Brad & kidnapping you." Several shots rang out, shattering the window. I ducked as bits of razor-sharp glass rained down on my cover. "Alex, no matter what happens in the next few minutes, I need you to do anything & everything I say." I growled. Ducking & covering her head as more gunshots rang out, she said, "I'm all ears."The Arrest in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Good. Now, I need you to run to the bathroom", I whispered, "The second door in there leads to an outside parking lot. There's a bus leaving in five minutes.
The New ThreatA deafening blast echoed through the woods as a shell erupted from the barrel of a shotgun. I dived & rolled to the side as a young tree toppled to the ground behind me. I looked up at the man holding the weapon, an enormous, tattooed thug. I glared at him, then took off running again. "Can't run forever, M-18", he shouted hoarsely, pumping the gun, "I'll kill your ass for what you did to Duke!" Darting behind a tree, I crouched down, making myself as small as possible & ripped a knife out of a sheath on my ankle. Working the handle into a thin, flexible Y-shaped branch, I ripped a vine out of a tree & tied the branch off in a bent position.The New Threat in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Flinging myself back behind the tree, I watched as the man stepped into the clearing. Just a little closer...I thought. Then, the moment I was waiting for came. The man's foot snagged the taut vine tied tightly to the forest floor, causing the knife to spring out of the makeshift catapult & bury deep in his neck with a wet shucking sound. As he dro
Good Fortune"Wake up", a voice urged me as I slept, "Wake up!" I jolted awake as the whispered shout rang in my ears. A guard kneeled beside me, holding a lantern to my face. Shielding my eyes, I whispered, "What do you want?" "M-18?" "What's it to you?" The guard straightened up & said, "Come with me." Rubbing my eyes, I saw dying light streaming in from the upper levels. Must be the same day, but later, I thought. Pulling myself slowly out of the ragged bed, I followed the guard to the door of the cell, where he pulled a pair of handcuffs from his belt & slapped them on my wrists. I allowed him to do this without an argument, my mind far away, lost in thought. If it was this late in the day, why take me out now? I usually worked mornings, so why had no one woken me up? Before I could come up with an answer, I heard a clanking sound as the rusty cell door unlocked. The guard tugged on the rope now fastened around the chain binding the handcuffs, and I wordlessly followed him out. As I walked throGood Fortune in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Auction"Everyone up!" The rousing call from the guard pulled me back from my deep slumber & my eyes snapped open. Quickly scrambling out of my bed, I rushed to where my other cellmates stood lined up for morning roll call. "M-6!" the guard shouted, standing on the other side of the iron bars with a clipboard. "Present & accounted for." Brad answered back. Brad had been one of my closest friends before we had come to this place, & he was one of my few remaining friends still here. "M-7!" the guard called loudly. With his one good eye, he looked down the row until he came to the blank spot where Elijah stood for role call. "That's right, we sold him yesterday." he said, chuckling. My face growing red with anger, I felt my fingernails dig into my palms as they clenched into fists.The Auction in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Working his way down the list, the guard threw down the clipboard & said, "Alright...The time of the month has come...The Auction." I paled & winced as I heard the words 'The Auction'. "Any volunteers?" he asked. Silen
The EscapeLate at night, a select few people stood assembled around my desk-Alex, Jacob, Brad, Brandon, Nikolai, & Hannah. "All right, let's go over this one more time. Alex & Hannah, you're going to seduce the guards, allowing me & Brad to slip in." Pointing to Brandon & Nikolai, I said, "You two are going to ask to work in the hangar. Get the cruise ship that arrived today started up so we can leave as soon as we get there with everyone else. While we load the ship, everyone with a weapon will be fighting off the guards. Any questions?" Everyone solemnly shook their heads. "Good luck, everyone. Dismissed."The Escape in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The next morning, harsh sunlight streaming into the cell from the upper levels, jolting me awake. Pulling myself out of the ragged bed, I reached underneath the cloth & wrapped my fingers around the pistol given to me by Thomas last night. I pulled on my patchwork jacket & slipped the sidearm into a hidden pocket on the inside. I walked over towards the cell door where the rest of my work gr
The Island"There is an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean...An island that has been forgotten by all but a select few for more than a decade. No sane man would willingly venture here, because he would know what awaited him. And that is how I came to be here...I did not know what awaited me. It seemed like it was all going to be so simple...Go out on a boat for a few days, live the high life. Unfortunately, we drifted straight into the waters surrounding this God-forsaken rock...And we never came back. it's been at least 3 years, for sure. All hope of ever finding us has been lost by now. Honestly, I think I'd rather be dead than where I am right now."The Island in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"There are 676 of us here. Children, mostly, ages 13-18, but some adults as well. However, the adults don't have to live in dirty, vermin-infested cells, working almost to death until at the end of the month, 2 kids from each group are selected to participate in the Auction. Those who are selected to attend are sold, never to be seen again.