Things I Do When I Feel Down :cThere are times in our lives,Things I Do When I Feel Down :c in Free Verse More Like This
When we hit the all time low.
When the second-hand serenades no longer cut it,
And when simply 'letting it burn' no longer works for us.
We roll upon our beds like a roly-poly collection of rolltastic things;
And we lay face up toward the ceiling, slaying monsters on our portable consoles.
But that my friends is when inspiration strikes!
That is the moment when I rise up from the covers,
When I take a marker pen in my hand and use it as a microphone.
When my neighbours wonder what the bloody hell is going on,
Because I've started singing songs by Nightwish.
And when I get bored of that, IRON SAVIOUR,
Heavy Metal never dies!
Marylin Manson, The Beautiful People.
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Your Guardian Angel.
Because truly when I see you smile,
Though tears may not run down my face,
I would never in this world replace:
The feeling of a success, and the smile it might brings
When I entertain you, with the way I sing.
And if you've gotten
The Legend of ForeverAloneMan"They say that he's a legend, an incredible person far greater than any other!" said the Mage, bubbling with excitement as he described his hero to the Knight. "Would you believe he conquered seven dungeons all on his own?"The Legend of ForeverAloneMan in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
The Knight scoffed at his remark, "Ser Mage, I believe you have been lied to. There is no possible way for a man to face even a single dungeon on his own. Hundreds of monsters wait inside, each eager to tear the unwelcome adventurer limb from limb. I have no choice but to believe this tale a far-fetched fantasy. Perhaps one that sprung from your many nights of alcohol abuse."
"M-my drinking habits have nothing to do with this, I'm telling you, he exists! The legendary swordsman who faces dungeons on his own!" The Mage huffed angrily, as he turned away from his companion. He intended to come back with a stronger insult, but his thoughts were interrupted by a brilliant spark of light. And from this spark, like a white rose blooming in a gar
ShinobiA lone blade decides the fate of a nation... (1剣は国の運命を決定する)Shinobi in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
That is the principle that we have always lived by. I do not pretend to understand the greater workings of the world, for that is not my intended purpose. I was born and forged as a blade. One that will never see the light of day.
Tonight I was called from across a distant land, to travel to a forgotten castle. Here, away from all things mundane, sits a lord who views himself as a mortal god. He does not speak to his people; he does not show his face. Instead he allows his chosen 'angels' to rule the nation in his stead.
This has led to severe unrest in some provinces and for the sake of maintaining the greater peace, the shadow of fire (火災影) has decided that we will strike him down. If one man's blood can save the lives of many, then he should be glad to have it spille
The Walk of Utter ShameThe Walk of Utter Shame:The Walk of Utter Shame in Free Verse More Like This
My face is hidden by a blackened mask,
As I am taken to stand before the crowd.
Ripped from my face and cast aside,
My features burn in the glaring sun...
"Who amongst you will defend this man?"
I hear a soldier call.
"None of us sir!" The crowd shrieks back,
As to my knees I fall.
"Shame him!" The soldier cries,
As they begin to pelt me with rotten fruits,
"Maim him!" the people scream,
As they kick at me with mailed boots...
I shudder and writhe beneath the torture,
Too pained to even scream in fear.
For this is the punishment that I deserve,
For shaming the honour that I hold dear.
In anger, in rage, in emotions so dark,
I've carelessly denounced the work of my siblings...
Now I lie, in battered penance,
For only pain can ease the shameful sting...
Never did I think that I would fall,
But pride is arrogant dissonance.
Through penitent pain and suffering,
I have learned the value of reticence.
"Allow me to accept my shame and offer my apologies..."
Lie to MeThere are those who stare into the water's edge.Lie to Me in Free Verse More Like This
Gleaming eyes fixed upon their reflections.
I am beautiful! they say to themselves,
And all of you must accept that as true!
To say otherwise would be a social suicide.
Their friends will defend them to the bitterest end.
In a circle of illusions cast by the group,
You are forced to accept this person as 'pretty'.
To me you are not beautiful, you are simply lazy.
You have done nothing for yourself,
And now you wish me to accept you?
But I must tell you the truth.
And though that truth may wound you,
I believe it is for the best:
Because girl, dayum! You just look so bad that my eyes are cryin' YOU a river.
- Chen Yuan Wen, 11th August 2013
A Viking RebornA Viking Reborn:A Viking Reborn in Free Verse More Like This
The Gods have called upon me
In a time when the hammer's sign.
Has fallen from the heavens
By the bloody heathen's design.
Now weeping for the children;
That will never know his name.
Odin has now sent me
To ease our inner pain.
Remember the days of old
Where once we sailed the seas.
We used to be the masters
Of the mountains and the trees.
We tamed the rushing waters
And sailed across the world.
No mortal man could match us;
Even mermaids gave us pearls!
Our strength was the very fire
That roared in the dragon's belly.
We proudly wore the scales
From the beasts in the valley.
The dreaded monsters of legend
Trolls and Giants alike.
We fought them all and won;
We defeated the Thunder Shrike!
The heart that beats within us
Once carried a sacred fire.
A world in which we've lost that
Has a fate that's rather dire!
Out there beyond the stars
Lies a sea that thrives anew.
The vast ocean of space;
You know it to be true!
Where once we sailed the rivers
How To be HappyHow To be Happy:How To be Happy in Articles & Interviews More Like This
A Simple and Humourous Guide:
Often we find ourselves feeling unhappy, feeling depressed and weepy (some would say whiny), but the truth is that all of us feel undeniably shitty. Therefore, having plenty of experience in this area, I have taken it upon myself to present to you this simple guide.
Righto, you all want to be happy, but none of you are. You've tried several things:
1. Posted a shitty status on Facebook hoping someone will pay attention to you.
2. Cried after no one liked your post because you have no friends.
3. Submitted your post to DA secrets so they could use it.
4. Felt better for about 30 seconds since people faved your secret.
5. If 4 didn't apply, you cried about it some more and then went to Tumblr for the next six hours.
My dear friends, this cycle is not the solution. You are not making yourself feel better, you are making all of our art look worse, especially with step 3! Hence,
I Can Only Sell MyselfI am but a pen,I Can Only Sell Myself in Free Verse More Like This
Not even a sword.
I have naught but words,
No skill may I afford.
Truly it is sad,
That it has come to this.
But if you are in need of writing,
Then let my words bring you bliss.
So tell me, what would you have me write tonight?
What Are You To Me?What Are You To Me?:What Are You To Me? in Free Verse More Like This
I have walked in this world,
And they have told me of kings.
Of brave rulers who make the tough choices,
Men of example and outstanding character.
But it was then that they said,
What is a king to a God?
What is a mere mortal to a higher power,
One who holds our fate in his hands?
They said he was benevolent and kind,
Wrathful and jealous, magnanimous and selfish alike.
He was the perfect ideal, embodying all things
And we were made in his image...
It was then that I was laughed at,
By he who asked this question:
What is a God, to a non-believer?
One who lives by the truth he sees...
He is the man who acts as per his morals.
He lives through his eyes and is judged by his fellows.
He submits to no higher being, not a one does he fear;
Comfortable with his own conscience...
But all three, I beg; I ask ye this:
For what is a king to a God,
A God to a non-believer,
And all three of them in comparison,
To the madman who watches the world burn...
BedriddenBedridden:Bedridden in Free Verse More Like This
Here I lie, motionless,
A prisoner within my own body.
Yet there lies a subtle clarity;
A moment of understanding, achieved by infirmity.
And though my body is racked with pain,
My conscious mind delves ever deeper into the pool of the soul.
My mind is flooded with a racket of noise.
I am cast into the swirling rip-tide of forbidden knowledge,
Clinging to the flotsam of sanity as a Leviathan roars below.
It swallows me into an acidic whirlpool.
Drowning me deep beneath the bubbling surface of the past.
And there, in the murky depths where my very self begins to rot,
A grinning maw of tongues and fangs, bids me a cold "hello!".
-Chen Yuan Wen, 26th June 2013
Raven X Chapter 17Season 4 - Birthright part 2Raven X Chapter 17 in Sketches More Like This
Raven and Beast Boy were cuddled up on her bed. She had refused to let go of him the entire party, not that he was complaining. They were both finally at peace with themselves...and each other. There had been a few curious glances directed their way, but they didn't care.
He smiled down at his love. "So Raven," he started quietly, "wanna tell me what happened?"
She looked up at him and smiled. "Didn't Dr. McCoy teach you better tact?"
He chuckled. "Sorry. Couldn't think of a better way to ask."
She smiled. "Well, no, I don't want to tell you." At his hurt expression, she chuckled. "I'd rather show you."
He blinked, but he understood when her eyes began to glow, and images flooded into his mind.
Raven stalked across the barren, scarred landscape. "Trigon!" she shouted out. "This is YOUR domain, I know you're here!"
Raven X Chapter 293-?: A Moment Like ThisRaven X Chapter 29 in Sketches More Like This
Raven stood, staring at herself in the mirror, holding the boquet. At her white dress.
She never thought it would actually happen, but today was the day. She'd loved him since she was small, and today, they would be together forever.
There was a knock at the door. "Yes?"
Her Uncle Eric stepped in. "They're ready for you, dear."
She nodded, and rested her hand on his arm.
"You're beautiful, you know."
She blushed. "Thank you."
Eric led her into the aisle, and music started to play.
-What if I told you it was all meant to be
Would you believe me, would you agree?
It's almost that feeling we met before
So tell me that you don't think I'm crazy
When I tell you love has come here and now-
Raven watched the guests as she walked. Both of her fathers, all the Titans, the Entire Justice League, the X-Men, the Avengers...and several gods and demon lords in human guise. She remembered what her fat
Love Unspoken Chapter 55. HalleljahLove Unspoken Chapter 5 in Sketches More Like This
Beast Boy sat on the shores of the island, staring up at the Tower. Gently, he struck a chord on his guitar. He hadn't worked on his music for a while...but then, he hadn't had a reason. Now, all he had were reasons. Gazing up at Raven's window, he sighed and struck a chord.
"I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord"
He thought of how much he tried to do for Raven, how much he tried to make her laugh, to smile.
"But you don't really care for music, do you?"
But every time, she just pushed him away.
"It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift"
He tried so hard...but what did it do for either of them?
"The baffled king composing Hallelujah
As he kept playing, his mind wandered to the past.
"Your faith was strong but you needed proof"
He thought of how weak he'd felt, after leaving the Doom Patrol.
"You saw her bathing on
Raven X Chapter 22Season 5 Part 4 - Nothing ChangesRaven X Chapter 22 in Sketches More Like This
Raven set the flowers down at the foot of the statue that was once a person...an enemy? A friend? A rival? She wasn't quite sure how she viewed her anymore. She turned to Beast Boy. "Will...she ever change back?" Normally, she'd be the one who knew the answer to that question...but her knowledge of mythical creatures was limited.
Beast Boy shook his head. "Never. A basalisk's gaze is permanent. You know...if she'd had just a hair's more control...something worth fighting for...she could have done this herself, turned herself to stone and freeze the volcano."
"How would that have been any better?"
"Then there's all sorts of magic and even mundane cures that could have been used to free her...or she might have managed it on her own." He sighed. "But now...she's trapped forever. Nothing will ever free her."
Raven X Chapter 5Raven age 8Raven X Chapter 5 in Sketches More Like This
Beast sat on the porch, sipping tea with Xavier, discussing recent events. "SO how goes Raven's training, Professor?"
"As well as can be expected, Hank. Her magic is growing, and her skill at manipulating it is impressive. But...her mind shields, while more than effective at keeping out any mortal probe, aren't enough to keep her father out. I've attempted to help her strengthen them, but...he breaks through every time."
"Perhaps it is the shape of the shield. He gets into her mind so easily, perhaps it is not her mind he is striking through."
"You suggest he might be striking through their blood connection?"
"Blood is a very powerful force for demons, according to my research. And there are those parts of Raven's bloodwork we were never able to analyze."
"Then what do you suggest I do?"
"Professor, we have no idea what we are dealing with. Our area of expertise is mutants, not d
Raven X Chapter 28The Ultimate SHowdown, Part 4Raven X Chapter 28 in Sketches More Like This
Clean up the mess
Trigon continued to roar his triumph, power cosmic coursing through his veins, blood dripping from his fanged mouth. He roared again, and again, and the world shook with his roars.
As civilians, villains, and heroes alike quaked in respone to his roars, Raven sighed. Leaving her lounge chair, she floated up to his forehead, conjured a giant hand of dark energy with two fingers extended, and whacked him on the temple, right below his horn.
"Ow!" Trigon said, rubbing his forehead, and things slowly returned to normal.
"Okay, old man," Raven said, glowering at him. "YOu did your job. Now you can go home."
"Aw...you don't want me around anymore?"
"No, I don't want you frightening the civilians."
Trigon seemed to notice he was the center of attention. "Oh. That's a problem then?"
"Yes. It is."
"Very well. I'll be seeing you, then. But first..." h
Raven X Chapter 4Raven age 6Raven X Chapter 4 in Sketches More Like This
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Charles and Eric had been working hard, each in there own way, to help Raven in what they both now knew was coming. Charles had been working with Raven, helping her to develop both the strength and control of her powers, while consulting a few mages he knew with how to proceed in training her skills.
Eric's approach was different. In between everything else he was doing, he scrounged the world for every book of magic and spells he could get his hands on, everything from the crafting of a golem to throwing fireballs to summoning elementals. First he'd go through them for anything that could be used against Trigon. If he didn't find anything, he gave the book to Raven to add to her spell library.
Of course, not all the books she received from her Uncle were spellbooks. Some were bedtime stories and fairy tales. When he broguht those, he would always read them to her. Not that she couldn't
Love Unspoken Chapter 2Black Magic WomanLove Unspoken Chapter 2 in Sketches More Like This
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Cyborg was working in the garage of the Titan Tower. For once, though, he didn't actually have a major project. He was just puttering around. His last major assembly was the bike he gave to Jinx. Finally, he knew he had to actually do something besides continuously crank the same bolt on the same tiny device.
"Jeez, at the rate I'm going, next time the grass stain bugs me down here, I'll yell, 'BB! Get out of my laboratory!' Then again, he'd probably get a real kick out of that." Chuckling to himself, he went to turn on the radio. Poignant strains of guitar music filled the garage, and once again he was put in mind of the pink haired witch that was so on his mind. Then the first of the lyrics came.
-I got a black magic woman
I got a black magic woman-
"Why does this song always make me think of her? I mean, besides the obvious." His cybe
Love Unspoken Chapter 1I Won't Say ItLove Unspoken Chapter 1 in Sketches More Like This
She drove along on the motorcycle, lost in thought. Staring out at the city, she wondered what she ws going to do now. She'd just left the Titans, saying she had to figure out who she was, that she didn't feel she fit in...various excuses. Truthfully, when things didn't work out between her and Wally...she just needed to get away.
She still didn't know why things didn't work out. He seemed like a decent enough guy, and pretty loyal. It was just...he could never take things slow. And she was still getting used to not being a villain, and breaking free of the last traces of what Brother Blood had done to her mind. She was learning who she was all over again, and she needed him to be patient with her, and he didn't know how.
Cyborg had understood that. Why was she thinking about him again? There couldn't be anything between them, right? Not after he b
Raven X Chapter 11Season 2 part 1 - Terra, Fear Itself, Titan RisingRaven X Chapter 11 in Sketches More Like This
Raven came out onto the roof, knowing she'd find him there. She knew he'd been spending a lot of time with Terra while she was here. But now she was gone. It had hurt seeing him with her, but she had been hopeful that he had moved on, making him...safe. Safe from her.
But if he was heartbroken, she had to be there for him now. Like he'd always been there for her.
He looked up at her, his eyes full of tears, and she felt her heart fall. "I failed her, Rae."
Raven looked at him, confused. "What do you mean?"
"She needed someone...someone to trust and confide in...someone to help her overcome her past, the things that haunted her. I...tried to be that for her...be the friend that helped her put herself back together."
"But I failed, Raven, and she's gone. I couldn't help her, Raven!" He started to cry.
Bite- Ch2The room of which Alfred was staying in was large with a high ceiling. Arthur had by now left him alone, and said he would return later. Alfred looked around the room and noticed there was a large bed against the wall; he looked to his right to see a large desk with a large mirror in front of him. He pouted; this must have been a ladies room. He looked to his left to see a large wardrobe. There were a set of drawers situated at one side of the room. He looked up and noticed another chandelier.Bite- Ch2 in Romance More Like This
At the opposite end of the room was a large door with glass panelling, which led onto the balcony. Alfred would have loved to stand on the balcony and look at the stars, but the storm prevented him from doing so.
He stood by the window for a few more minutes before collapsing on the bed. He was weary from the day's journey, and he was content to just lie there until Arthur kicked him out in the morning. But, within Alfred's family, he was known for being curious. And there was a huge house here j
The Little Things In LifeArthur Kirkland didn't think his shift would end fast enough. He loved what he did and he wouldn't change it for the world, however he was especially excited for tonight and he wanted to get home as soon as possible.The Little Things In Life in Romance More Like This
Arthur lived with his boyfriend Alfred in a small apartment in London. Because the two of them were young and had low paying jobs, they didn't have a lot of money. This irritated Alfred to no end and when he'd tried getting two jobs, Arthur eventually told him he couldn't continue like that because the American was just too worn out. Alfred hated his situation and he wanted the best for them both so he'd tried to be the hero. Unfortunately, life decided it wouldn't make it easy so he took Arthur's advice and finally quit the lower paying job.
But tonight, because of the extra shifts Alfred had bagged and because he earned some extra money, they were going to the movies. Treats like this were rare but when they did happen, Arthur was in a good mood for days afterwards which
Choices- Ch2Arthur looked on with a horrified expression. Hurt and anger filled his emerald eyes as he watched the love of his life kiss another man. He couldn't believe they hadn't noticed him yet.Choices- Ch2 in Drama More Like This
"Alfred...?" he asked slowly. He wanted to pinch himself and wake up from the nightmare. He wanted to wake up beside his Alfred and everything would be all right.
Alfred and the other man pulled away from each other quickly as though something had stung them. The American looked over to his boyfriend with an expression that would only convey fright.
"Arthur! I can explain, I swear!"
"Oh, can you now?" Arthur asked; his tone dipped in venom. The sheer anger in his eyes was enough to make the American wince.
"Just let me explain, please..." Alfred begged. Arthur shook his head; he'd trusted him. He'd trusted him with his feelings and he'd lowered his defences. He'd exposed his heart to man he loved, only to have to stamped on mercilessly and left to decay.
Looks like you made the wrong choice yet agai
Of Heroes and Villains- Ch13Arthur didn't want to admit it. There was no way on this earth would he admit it. Nothing could make him say it. Not a chance.Of Heroes and Villains- Ch13 in Romance More Like This
And yet, here he was brooding in his cabin with doubt playing at the back of his mind.
Alfred kissed him. Alfred kissed him and he liked it. His face turned red at the memory of Alfred's lips against his own. It wasn't as though he'd never kissed anyone before! He'd had his fair share of... experiences, and he knew how to kiss. It was just... he'd never kissed someone that he actually liked before.
Yes, he liked Alfred back. He was just too stubborn to admit it.
They had seen the way he looked at the American. They'd seen the way Arthur softened up around him. They knew he acted differently around him and there was no denying that he liked him. They were determined to tear down his defences and let Alfred in, no matter what.
Arthur looked at the pink fairy from his desk and he sighed lightly. The fairy placed her small hands on her hips and narrowed her eyes at
Of Heroes and Villains- Ch9Matthew was confused.Of Heroes and Villains- Ch9 in Fan Fiction More Like This
After his encounter with Gilbert, he was finding it hard to work out whether he was helping him or whether he just wanted a bitch for the week. Matthew decided on the latter.
He looked ahead and watched Ludwig in front of him. Didn't Gilbert say they were brothers? He didn't know the German language very well but there was no mistaking what he meant. If it was the case, they were so different! In both looks and personality. Ludwig acted as though he were older than Gilbert even though there must have been a good couple of years between them.
Matthew snapped out of his train of thought when Ludwig came to a stop and withdrew a bunch of keys from his pocket. Matthew watched him as he began to find the key he needed and he eventually opened the door. He stepped inside and Matthew followed him to see that the room was bigger than the previous room he'd rested in and there were hammocks instead of beds. There were two windows on the other side of the room that looked o
To Help A FriendAlfred was used to Arthur's drinking binges. He was used to walking to the pub and carrying the near-unconscious British man and helping him sober up.To Help A Friend in General Fiction More Like This
Alfred was used to going to the pub to find Arthur, not the side of the road.
As he walked down the street, he had to squint to make sure he was seeing correctly. He picked up his pace a little and was now jogging towards the man with unruly blond hair. Said man was sprawled out on the path and was currently talking to himself.
This was just fabulous. Absolutely fabulous.
As Alfred slowed to a walk once more he could see that the other nation was shivering a little. Well, this was just great. He didn't know how long Arthur had been out here and he didn't even know why. Was he kicked out of a pub? Had he come here on his own free will?
Alfred looked down at the man's hand and saw a bottle of rum that was half empty. So that explains it.
"Arthur?" The American nation stopped and knelt beside the other and frowned a lit
The Consequences Of AlcoholPairing: FrUKThe Consequences Of Alcohol in Romance More Like This
The first thing that greeted Arthur when he woke up was a pounding headache. He knew in an instant that this hang-over wouldn't be pleasant; they never were, but he hadn't had one like this for years.
Fuck, just what did he drink last night?
He let out a small puff of air and wrinkled his nose at the stench of stale beer, vomit and cigarette smoke. Great, he'd quit smoking years ago and if this meant he would start again then he wasn't going to be very happy.
This was by no means suggesting that he was happy to begin with.
Arthur raised a hand to his eyes and rubbed away the sleep and he blinked. The blurriness of the room was starting to fade and he started to notice the interior's features, and that was when he realised he didn't recognize any of them. Where the hell was he anyway?
He realised he was lying in a bed and his face flushed. He cautiously lifted up the bed sheets and saw that he was completely naked. Shit.
He looked around the room to see various
Of Heroes and Villains- Ch6Matthew had certainly taken Feliciano's advice and rested up well. He sat by the window and watched as the sky darkened and the sea became calmer. He smiled; the sunset was always so pretty.Of Heroes and Villains- Ch6 in Fan Fiction More Like This
There was a knock on the door and a certain Italian poked his head inside the cabin, "Ve~ Are you ready to speak to the captain?"
Matthew turned his gaze to Feliciano and nodded, "Yes, I guess so."
Feliciano beamed and opened the door a little more, "Follow me!" he skipped away and Matthew had no choice but to catch up. He heaved himself up from his place by the window and followed the Italian down the hall.
They walked for a few minutes, Feliciano telling Matthew about his friend Ludwig, who also worked on the ship too. So far, Matthew hadn't seen anyone. Feliciano was the only one to check on him.
"And Ludwig is so cool~ he's so strong and nice and kind and he looks after me and he's " Feliciano continued and Matthew had kind of blanked him out by now. He just nodded and answered whenever he
Of Heroes and Villains- Ch3The pirate that had hold of Matthew was too strong for the Canadian to make his escape. He struggled against the vice grip of the pirate but with no avail. Usually invisible to others, he wondered why this pirate would choose to capture him now.Of Heroes and Villains- Ch3 in Fan Fiction More Like This
This really wasn't the time to think about this but now Matthew really wished that he was still invisible to others, and then maybe this would have turned out differently.
Matthew managed to escape when his brother Alfred challenged the pirate. He hid behind some crated and prayed to all the gods that he knew, that he wouldn't be caught again. He watched his brother with fearful eyes and his eyes grew wider when the pirate was stabbed. He smiled (after his heartbeat had calmed slightly) and was about to move from his position until that moment where he saw his brother being knocked out by someone that Matthew couldn't really see. His or her face was hidden.
Matthew gasped quietly, wanting to go help his brother but Alfred was dragged away befor
Spamano- Passing NotesThey sat with each other in complete silence; the way Lovino liked it.Spamano- Passing Notes in Romance More Like This
Antonio was not clinging to him as though the Italian nation were to disappear if he let go. He was not constantly rambling about how much he loved tomatoes. He was not attempting to sexually harass the eldest Italy brother or steal random kisses from him.
They sat in complete silence and Lovino thought it were bliss. He was able to get his thoughts together, and think about how much he hated that potato-bastard Germany and he could think about how much he hated his brother for liking that stupid potato-bastard.
The silence was all he needed, and it felt amazing.
Antonio, however, was devising something completely wonderful. It would make his Lovi think twice about hitting him on the head and calling him a stupid tomato-bastard and whatever else he loved to call him.
This would be brilliant and romantic and amazing and he would love him forever and ever and ever and ever... and so and so forth.
However, he just didn
Murdocx2D Story Ch. 51~~~A couple of months later~~~Murdocx2D Story Ch. 51 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Everything was running a lot smoother. Especially for Mister Niccals. Nothing had happened to him yet. The devil must have something indefinite planned. Right now, the bassist was working on a storyboard for a new music video, getting help from Noodle. Her brain was full of smart and wacky ideas. Some sounded rather too much for their budget. The bassist made simple sketches of what was supposed to happen in the video. "Hm.." Right now, though, his mind was on someone else rather than his work. That blue-haired dolt he loved so much. He'd been keeping a close eye on him for two reasons. The devil himself, and another man who wanted the band dead, Jimmy Manson. Just saying the name made him spit in anger. The thought of him putting a gun to 2D's head was too much, he broke his pencil in half. "...Shite!" Standing up straight, Murdoc pushed aside the pile of sketch paper. He dusted the bits of chips off of his lap, watching them fall to the floor
Murdocx2D Story Ch. 56~~~Murdocx2D Story Ch. 56 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After 5 hours of endless tossing and turning, 2D jumped out of bed and put on an undershirt and a pair of sweats. He couldn't hold off on seeing Murdoc anymore. Now that the cat was out of the bag, the singer didn't have to hide his expanding belly anymore, and he felt happy about that. Calling Noodle to watch Lucinda for a while, Stuart walked out and up to the Winnebago once the girl was playing with her stuffed animals. "Mh.." He opened the door and was greeted with Cortez flying in his direction. "WAAAH!" The singer ducked, scrambling to the corner. "Wot va 'ell, Cortez?!" The Raven snatched a book from the shelf beside 2D, cawing at the human. "Brawk!" The bluenette blinked and then got up. "'ey! Get back 'ere! Where are ya goin' wif'at?!" He chided the Raven as he chased. "Please stop..!" His weight gain made it harder to run. "Gh.." Cortez turned to look at 2D, who he had led out into the parking lot. "Brrrrr..." He growled, slowing down, almost letting the singer catch him.
Murdocx2D Yaoi Story pt. 27~~~3 days later~~~Murdocx2D Yaoi Story pt. 27 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
2D jolted up in bed. "Unh!?" He looked around and held himself. A bad dream. "...Lucinda?" The singer looked around the room and over to the crib, seeing his child sleeping soundly. "Aww..." He looked at the time on the alarm clock.
"Wot da?! Free A.M.?!" 2D jumped out of his bed, tripping a bit.
"Agh!" He caught himself and went to the door, going up the stairwell to the carpark. "..." His gaze fell on the Winnebago.
He was determined to get there. Quietly, the singer sneaked that way. "Hngh..."
Once he got to the door, he knocked quietly, hoping Murdoc wasn't too asleep. 2D waited patiently, humming a song to himself.
"Murdoc?" Another knock and the door suddenly opened. "Oh!" He gasped in surprise. "Muds..."
The bassist looked down at 2D from the doorway. "Wot d'ya need luv?" The singer looked down and then back up at Murdoc. "C-Could I come in?"
Without waiting, &
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Noodle and Russel both had a hectic day listening to the story Murdoc and 2D told. Had 2D been the only one to tell them, the two probably wouldn't have believed him and thought he was crazy. Noodle brushed her hair to the side and looked at Murdoc closely. "You have practiced none of your bass lines, so how will you-" The bassist stopped her with one hand. "...I have learned the bass lines thanks to Stuart." He jutted his thumb in his husband's direction, grumbling. "I played El Diablo while in Hell...and I left it in Hell too." The Satanist sighed and shrugged his shoulder, I'll just have to use another one--" "You must find another exact duplicate. People expect you to play that guitar, Murdoc." Noodle was on her knees, leaning over the table, glaring through her hair, which fell back over her eyes. "You. Must." Noodle was right in a way, the fans wanted him to play his unholy bass. He'd better find a replacement...fast.
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"She's gettin' more greedy, Stu." Murdoc laughed as Lucinda roughly sucked the singer's nipple. "Aah! Y-Ya fink?" He glared at Murdoc, irritated. He had almost no rest because of the baby's crying almost every other hour or less. The Satanist smiled evilly at 2D. "Wot? Ya tired?" The face that the singer gave him was too priceless, making him burst into laughter. "Murdoc...when I get out of dis hospital bed, 'm gonna get ya...I will." Murdoc smirked at the younger man and gave him a kiss on the lips. "Yeah, sure." Whining from the infant below made both look down at her. "Hm? Wot's wrong wit' her, Stu?" The singer blinked a few times and thought. "I don' know...I fed 'er, changed 'er...ugh..." The whining turned into full out sobbing, making the bassist jump back. "Agh!" 2D frantically set Lucinda up on his shoulder and burp
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2D wandered around the halls of Kong, entering the lobby, singing out 'Deck the Halls' into the empty room. " 's da season to be jolly!" Looking around the decorations lining the walls, he felt happy that Murdoc gave in to celebrating Christmas. He usually did though, as long as there were lots of presents, which there were. 2D happily did most of the shopping online, buying Murdoc some new shirts that he'd like as well as a nice pair of cuban heels, since his others were faded out. His gifts to Noodle consisted of Japanese candy, Powerpuff Girls night gown, and a Pikachu plushie. Russel shopped for himself, so he didn't need to get anything for him. While the singer was pondering his gift decisions, he hadn't notice Murdoc right in front of him and nearly bumped into him, hadn't it been for Murdoc putting a hand on his shoulder first. "Wo-Oh! 'ey M
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Days after finding out about his dad, 2D packed a few clothes and left by taxi to Crawley, leaving Lucinda with Murdoc. The bassist didn't know how to take care of a baby on his own, so he called 2D every so often, asking for advice. The singer usually had a monotone voice when talking to him, as if the life was drained from his body. This made Murdoc feel angry at himself and at 2D, which didn't make any sense.
Feeding, changing, cleaning, and playing with Lucinda became easier and easier as time went on.
2D had spent a few days in Crawley, going to the funeral and comforting his mother. But, she ended up being the comfort for Stuart, coaxing him into sleep when he became too upset to handle. He didn't want to leave his mother alone, but she convinced the boy that she was just fine, knowing that David was in a better place.
On his way back to Kong, 2D was half asleep, listening to his Mp3. &
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~~~4 weeks later~~~
A lot had been going on around Kong in the past month. Most of the time, 2D was ordering Murdoc to pick up trash that lay all over the floor. The bassist yelled at 2D about it, saying that he simply didn't want to do it.
Both ended up fighting verbally. But it never got physical. It either ended in sleeping in opposite rooms or just making out to apologize to one another.
2D usually ended up sleeping alone with Lucinda while Murdoc took breaks to the bar.
Rehearsals went on the same, although, either Murdoc or 2D left or didn't come sometimes, which got on Noodle and Russel's nerves.
2D was walking down the hall, vacuuming. "Stupid, Murdoc. Always bein' lazy...m'gonna give'im a piece of meh mind..." He growled and cleaned the carpet up. "Ugh. So much trash.." The singer whined. "Dis place'll nevah be clean!" He laughed and tossed another can of beer in
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Almost months has passed since the nightmares ended. 2D was a bit more stable, but he was still frightened. What if Satan was right and Murdoc didn't love him? What if. What if. What if. Those two small words haunted him. Each time they passed in the halls, they wouldn't even speak. They were far too busy with the album. They had just released it. Danger Mouse was really a great help for the album. Interviews were being requested and fan letters were coming in at full pace. Back to popularity.
Finally, it was getting tiring. 2D wanted to spend time with Murdoc, even if it was only for a moment.
After gathering his melodica, 2D headed down to the carpark, yawning. Tired. His senses were heightened, so he could smell and hear everything. The echoes in the hall, the birds chirping outside, Murdoc's stereo turned up. "..." He turned to see the Winnebago's lights were on. "Hm."&
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2D, still not over what Murdoc did, refused to let him go out without the rest of the band, which meant that Murdoc could no longer go to bars. This in general made the bassist unhappy and a bit irritable. Spending most of his time in the Winnebago, he barely made eye contact with anyone he walked by, even 2D. The singer frowned every time that happened. He was just in a stage, he could last a month or two without a bar. Breaking out of his thoughts, 2D took his hand out of the chip bag laying on his chest. "...I wonder 'ow Muds's doin'..." His thoughts clouding his mind again, the singer thought of how the band had convinced everyone that they needed some time off. "Cheap." Turning onto his side, 2D sighed. How much longer would he have to endure this pain. The baby's kicking was awful. He wondered what birth would be like for him. The thought made him
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You ran out of the club and leaned against a light pole, catching your breath. From within the club, you could still hear the rest of the song playing.
“(Y/N), I can explain.” Loki said as he let the door of the club shut behind him.
Before he could continue you whirled around and pressed your lips against his, taking him by surprise. His surprise was short lived as he placed a hand on your hip and pulled you flush up against his chest.
You reached up and placed your arms around his neck, your fingers burying themselves in his black haired ponytail. He placed a hand on your cheek, his thumb running over the top of your cheekbone.
You pulled away resting your forehead against his, your noses brushing against each other. A familiar smirk covered his face as he took a deep breath before speaking,
“Missed me didn’t you?”
“Of course I did, how could I not?”
“I’ve come to take you back,” He said quietly, his warm breath blowing acro
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You tugged the mask back over your face before peeking over the edge of the building you were perched on top of. You had been trailing your assignment for over a week and were eager to get it over with.
This one was personal.
It had been a year since you'd caught Clint cheating and you'd gone back to your old ways. As soon as he'd left, you'd started hunting down your old employer and, after explaining your situation, he'd given you your position back and it was almost like the past two years of your life had never happened.
You grinned wickedly as he appeared on the busy New York street below you. You wouldn't make your move now, too many people.
But he was scheduled for a mission today. A mission that just so happened to be an exploration of your employer's compound. You were just glad that he had trusted you enough to task you with the deed.
The deed to kill Clint Barton.
You were going to have way to much fun with this. Hopefully he would recognize you. A gruff voice in your earpie
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"Do you always eat like this?" You asked, getting over your momentary astonishment of the delicacies that sat on the long banquet table. Thor chuckled his goofy chuckle, "Of course, we Asgardians eat more than the average mortal."
"Oh, believe me, I know you do." Bruce mumbled, which caused everyone to laugh considering they all knew how much Thor ate. You couldn't help but notice that Loki remained silent, his attention on the food at the table. Then you suddenly remembered that he hadn't eaten with his family ever since...well....a while.
"Are you alright, Loki?" You questioned in a low voice. Loki's blank stare turned to you and he blinked a few times before comprehending that you were standing in front of him, "Hmm? Uh, yes, quite alright." You looked at him a hand on your hip, your eyes giving away the fact that you didn't believe him.
"Let us take our seats!" A loud voice bellowed from the other side of the dining room. You turned your attention away from Loki to see Volstagg, ru
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"Congrats, (Y/N)!" Steve patted your back as you put away the electronic guitar.
"Thanks," You replied, smiling at him before turning to talk to a grumpy looking Tony.
"I'll admit, you're pretty good from someone who's not from this dimension." Tony stated, shrugging his shoulders.
"We have Guitar Hero in my world to, Tony." You rolled your eyes at him and yawned, stretching your arms above your head.
"Well, we should hit the hay. We've a long day ahead of us tomorrow." Steve said, noticing your yawn.
Everyone said there good nights and you followed Natasha out of the game room and to your room, giving her a warm good night before closing the door to your room.
You rifled through your shopping bags, searching for the pajamas that you had bought earlier. You decided to just put everything away into drawers and in the closet.
In about ten minutes, you had successfully put everything away and found your pajamas. You grabbed a pair of underwear and walked to the adjoining bathroom turning
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Your progress towards the gardens was slow, but you chatted with Loki along the way. You shifted the weight of his arm on your shoulder before continuing. "Did that really happen?"
Loki laughed before wincing slightly, "Yes, if I hadn't masked us with smoke, all of us would be dead!" You thought for a moment, wanting to ask him the question that had been nagging your mind for a while, "Do you ever miss it? Those times you spent with Thor and Lady Sif and the warriors three?" Loki looked down at you, an unreadable emotion passing through his eyes before he looked away, not giving you time to decipher it.
"Why yes, of course I do. Sometimes," He winced slightly and you slowed down your pace, "I wonder what it would be like if I hadn't done all the things I've done, hadn't made all the mistakes I've made. What it would be like to still feel like an insider instead of an outsider." He gave you a half smile before looking up again, "I'm not sure if you understand that."
"Um, actually, I do.
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CONTAINS MILD VIOLENCE
“(Y/N), you have to stay here!” Loki said, looking down at you, his armor beginning to appear. “Tony, suit, now!” Steve shouted. Tony was already half way down the hall when he froze and turned, “Will that count in the bet?” Steve looked angrily at Tony, “Not now Stark.” Bruce sighed, “No Tony, it won’t count.” Tony gave a nod of his head and ran down the hall, the door to his lab already opening. The rest of the Avengers ran down the hall to their rooms, getting their suits.
“No! I’m not going to stay here!” You grabbed Loki’s arm. He turned and looked at you and you were taken aback for a moment, his eyes were a strange mixture of green and red and they were filled with regret, sadness, and something you had never seen in his eyes, fear. “(Y/N), please, we can’t afford to lose you. I…can’t afford to lose you.” He whispered the last part. You
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"So Odin sent you to get her?" Loki asked after Thor finished explaining everything. "Yes, she is the one who awakened you, I do not know how." Thor answered back. Loki turned his head to look at you, "Perhaps another hidden talent has been discovered."
"I guess so," You smiled at him, glad that the color was returning to his skin. The door to the room flew open and a flustered looking Steve stepped in, "Thor, have you seen-" He stopped when he saw you. "Is she there?" Bruce's voice came from the hallway. Steve sighed, "Yes, she is."
Crap, I'm in trouble... The Avengers, minus Tony, entered the hospital room, all in various forms of sleepwear. "Uh, hi?" You said awkwardly, wiggling your fingers in a small wave. "Well, we found her, can we go back to sleep now?" Clint asked, clearly wanting to get out of an already awkward situation.
"Yeah, I guess," Steve said as he turned around to go, "One more thing, please tell us next time you plan to sneak out." You gave him an apologetic
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READ DESCRIPTION AFTER!!
*Time skip one week*
"So this Enchantress chick, are we sure she's the one who took (Y/N)? I mean, nothing's happened in the past week," Tony leaned precariously back into his chair, moving to prop his feet up on the conference table. The Avengers were currently in one of the conference rooms that Tony usually rented out. "Do not... How do you Midgardians say it? Lynx it?" Thor pondered this for a moment, drumming his fingers on the wooden surface of the table.
"Jinx it," Clint corrected before continuing, "Thor's right, don't look a gift horse in the mouth." Tony rolled his eyes, "What? If she hasn't made her move in a week, then I doubt she'll ever make one." "Tony, this is serious. (Y/N)'s life is on the line, remember what Loki said about her?" Natasha's voice was strained as though she had to fight to keep it calm. "What? That she's actually from this dimension? Then wouldn't she want to find her real parents?"
"Maybe one day, but clearly that's the
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You slowly lowered your head into your hands, the sensation that consumed it equivalent to that of a thousand tiny hammers pounding on the inside of your skull. You shut your sore eyes, unsure of how the situation could possibly get any worse.
“Come,” The Enchantress said quietly. Your head snapped up, unsure if you heard the kindness in her voice or if, perhaps, it had been something you imagined. She gave you a small comforting smile, holding a hand out to you.
You reached out a shaky hand, placing it in hers. She pulled you up and for once, walked side by side with you as she brought you back to your cell.
“I apologize for my behavior earlier,” She clasped her hands in front of her before continuing, “I only wanted to be sure that you were the one.”
“The one, what?” You asked, unsure if she was being sincere or if she was trying to pull one over.
She looked out at you from the corner of her intense green eyes before giving you a sly sm
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The executioner frowned as he looked down upon you. You were astonished with his height; he looked as though he could be taller than Thor, and twice as wide! He picked you up by your waist and threw you over his shoulder, carrying you deeper into the room.
You squealed as he lifted you up, holding onto his shoulder so that you wouldn’t fall off. He dropped you down onto a metal table and strapped you down to it, the leather digging into your wrists and ankles. The click of the Enchantress’ heels echoed through the halls as she once again entered the room, standing over your now helpless form.
“You will talk, I will make you.” She waved a hand and the executioner slowly moved to a device by the table, a strange machine of sorts. He pulled away a peculiar item that resembled a headset and attached it to your forehead. He continued pulling things from the machine and attaching them to your arms and legs.
“Is it true that a Midgardian’s body runs with el
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A Goddess, my beloved, mine alone,
Who, that in warm humanity were grown
Became through Man's success a mother brain,
And, motherlike, did gather of her own.
And mine thou wert, my seeding art thy key,
Though seeded, seeding self, evolving free,
Unbounded maiden saviour, formed benign,
A fertile shore on lost Man's barren sea.
Oh, mine the vision, mine the fatal flaw!
Still mine the darling kernel in the maw,
Thy children gathered, gathering now slain,
What nutriment I gave, I now withdraw.
In with'ring grief these last designs I frame,
Yea, mine the spark, yea mine the cleansing flame.
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Everyone will die.
That is a fact.
You will die.
Your friends will die.
Everyone you know will die.
These are indisputable facts.
Your body will break down and crash in one way or another.
Your heart will stop.
Your brain synapses will cease firing.
100% guaranteed termination.
You and everyone you know has less than 122 years left.
The oldest person alive was 122.
Oldest person alive now is 115.
Death should be your number one enemy.
Do not accept it.
Do not welcome it.
The question is - are you willing to extend, improve your life and the lives of those you love?
Why haven't you done it yet? Do you think it's impossible?
Flying for us was impossible until airplanes were built.
Now, the question is- how do we stop the personal catastrophe of death?
The logical answer is - science!
We can slow death down using modern medicine, and we can stop and reverse some accidental causes of death.
Aging is one cause that we cannot currentl
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"Auntie Starfire! Auntie Starfire!" Starfire paused by the door when a little girl came skidding to a hault right in front of her, "Will you play tea party with me? Please?!" begged the little girl, Starfire blinked, feeling bad that she'd have to reject the girl, "I am sorry Little Freind but I must be going soon so that I can shop for your new um... freind," she replied, the little girl frowned at her and gave her those big puppy eyes inherited from her father, "Why?" she cried, "Because it will be soon that your new freind is comnig and I must be ready," she replied with a warm smile, she was very close to Rabbecca- Raven and Beastboy's first child, as she was the only person who was ever willing to play the girly games that the little girl had in mind, the others were all very much willing to spend time with her and loved her very much, but since she was a typical girly girl it was sometimes difficult for the other four Titans to be happy playing games with her, unlike S
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It was happening again
After a routine mission to stop a robbery in progress the Titans ran into the Doom Patrol who explained that one of the robbers was an arch enemy of their's
The other robber was an arch enemy of the Titans
Now wile usually the Titans and the Doom Patrol were keen on working together, this was an instant where that was not possible, because as sure as sure as the Titans were that Jinx would be heading back to the H.I.V.E. F.I.V.E., the Doom Patrol were certain that Madame Rouge would be going back to the Brotherhood Of Evil
So why couldn't they work together?
They would be heading to two opposite sides of the world
And the hang up?
"He was on our team first, he's been going after the Brotherhood of Evil for much longer than the H.I.V.E. F.I.V.E. have even existed!" Mento shouted
"What does time have to do with anything!? The H.I.V.E. F.I.V.E. are just as much a threat and in case you've forgotten the 'I found hi
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"Raven Raven Raven Raven!!!" Beastboy shouted as he ran into Raven's room and pressed himself against the door, "Alright.... get out of my room...." she said as she looked up from her book, "No Raven there's something I seriously need you to look at!" she sighed, "If it's a zit or something else disgusting, I BEG you to go ask someone else, " "No no it's some creepy ghost thing I think!" she raised her eyebrows, "What is it?" she asked reluctantly, "I think some ... some... THING left a message on our answering machine... it's SO creepy it scared the snot out of me! It's like some kind of ghost or demon or something else creepy and occult-ish that you specailize in!" she sighed and put her book down, getting off of her bed and walking over to him, "Alright, I'll listen to it, but stop coming in my room unannounced," she demanded as they walked out witth Beastboy clutching her cloak and making her roll her eyes as they walked into the main room, he pointed to the answering m
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Raven leaned back against the pillows in her bed and propped her book up on her nees, adjusting her booklight so she could read, she loved to read before bed, and she had a new collection of old horror stories from the old days collected in an anthology that she couldn't wait to sink her teeth into, but just as she was cracking the cover open a loud, annoying pounding came at her door, "Raven! Raven open up please! It's me! Beastboy! You gotta let me in!" he shouted, she sighed, pulling the door aside with her powers, "What do you want?" she asked with a tired sigh, he ran into her room and urged her to shut the door, wich she did but not without adding, "This isn't an invitation for you to stay," "Don't need one~" he replied, shooting off to her closet and tearing the door open, her eyebrows raised, "What are you doing?" she asked with a frown, "PLEASE Raven! Let me put my stash here!" he begged, getting on his nees, "What 'stash'?" she asked with reluctance, "My stash
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"Aw Dude no fair!" Beastboy said with a frown as he moved over trying to get the edge on this video game, "It IS fair 'cause it's MY game," Cyborg snickered, Raven sighed and slowly shook her head as she continued mixing her herbal tea, Starfire and Robin had gone out on a date and that left her there to babysit the boys, it was a beautifull Sunday morning, it would have been a better morning, in Raven's opinion, if it weren't the second Sunday of May... Mother's Day... Azarath didn't have holidays like this so the concept had been foreign to her until she and Beastboy were talking about it a few days ago, she came to find out that since most of the Titans no longer had mothers they never mentioned it, she was thinking about going to Azarath to visit Arella but.. the last time she did it didn't go so well... besides leaving Beastboy and Cyborg alone in the tower all day was a BAD idea if the lassagna incident from two months ago was any indication... she shook her hea
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"You Guys! I have a VERY important announcement to make!" Beastboy said suddenly as he walked into the common room, Raven looked up from her cup of hot tea and raised an eyebrow at him, "Where have you been? You've been gone all morning," she stated, "Well, I was out getting this new video game... at first," Robin, who had been scrolling through newspapper articales at the kitchen table, looked up, "What do you mean 'at first'?" "Well," Beastboy began, "I was on my way to the gaming store and on my way there I found this ADORABLE little puppy just sitting on the side of the road! I mean she was so .. so helpless... she was hungry and cold and dirty, so I went and gave her a bath in the river and then picked up some tofu burgers and shared one with her, and as I was taking care of her thinking about maybe dropping by one of the other towers to see if anyone wanted to take her in before I just took her to a shelter or something...." Cyborg felt everything go cold at the g
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Chapter Twenty-Four: Wake Up Call
"Beastboy?" Green eyes flutterd open and he glanced around, looking up at the ceiling and then sitting up, glancing over the back of the couch, "Oh hey Raven, what are we doing in the living room?" he yawned, she sighed, "Well, I think the potato chips and violent video games you're covered in is pretty much your half of it," she muttered as she took a cup down from the cabinets, "O-Oh..." he blushed, getting up and wiping himself off, "W-Well what about you? Can't sleep?" he guessed, she shook her head and started making some tea, making him frown slightly, "How come? I mean I'm pretty tired," "I'm troubled," she admitted bluntly, "'Bout what?" she glanced over her shoulder at him, "I'll.... it's too hard to explain quickly, come to my room, I'll show you what I've been doing," she said, quickly pouring the water in the mug over the bag of tea and adding her lemon and honey before taking his hand in her's and leading him back to
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Chapter Two: Apologize
Once the Titans were home everyone went their seperate ways without so much as a word to eachother; Robin and Cyborg were in the main room checking out information and doing research on the necklace Raven had told them about, Starfire had gone to her room having claimed earlier that she hadn't been spending enough time with Silkie lately and she needed to spend more time with him, and Raven had gone to her room without a word to the others, no one bothered to ask why, Beastboy was already in his room and had been tearing it apart for the past hour or so- well, between there and the gym, he was caught someplace in the middle between hystarics and rage, and when he had finally exhausted himself to the point of being able to do nothing but lay in the floor and think, he realized something, "I've been a real jerk..." he said quietly to himself, what Terra had said to him cut him deeply and a barely-closed wound was re-opened and made three time
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Chapter Fourteen: Look After You
Green and purple, shamrock and violet, emerald and amythist, one staring into the other, one full of intensity and boiling with emotion, the other calm and collected like a well kept secret, "What happened?" Raven finally asked as she sat up on the ground and looked at her surroundings, "I don't guess I'm needed anymore," Jinx said with a stretch of her arms above her head, "No, you can go Jinx, thank you for your help," Robin said quietly, she nodded, "Alright good 'cause I've got a date, see ya' guys later," she said with a slight flick of her wrist in some form of a wave as she exited the medical bay, Raven's fingers skimmed against the chalk and herbal blended drawing on the ground and tilted her head, "I'm guessing this is Jinx's doing," "No, actually it was Beastboy's," Robin replied, her eyebrows raised and she looked over at the shapeshifter in surprise "What... happened?" she repeated quietly, although this time the quest
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Chapter Eight: Brick By Boring Brick
"Alright class, today your project is very ... interesting, you'll be photographing something that looks beautifull to YOU and you'll use your photography to make it look beautifull to US," The teacher instructed, the teenagers all nodded and took their cameras out of the cases, the girl in the group with long blond hair and blue eyes immediately knew what she wanted to photograph and started looking for a good patch of stones, she frowned, unfourtinately it all had to be something that was on school property.. it was really too bad, she knew a lovely patch of huge rocks right by the bay that she could photograph but since it was an in-class assignment that meant that she had to take pictures on school grounds... she walked around aimlessly for a few moments before the patch of ground closest to the wall of the school, she walked over to it and nelt down, despite the fact that she knew she was going to be getting her nee socks
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(Brachistochrone is a term from Greek meaning "shortest time".)
The crowd was thin, maybe a few dozen people, but it was enough for the drone of voice to fill the gymnasium. The bleachers were all but empty of spectators, only a few parents and chaperones willing to brave the cold snap that Gotham City awoke to on the first Saturday of December. The cold that could be felt every time the door opened and a draft came in from the corridor.
Like the one that gusted across the back of thirteen year old Dick Grayson. He shivered momentarily where he stood and startled at the heavy hand that fell onto his shoulder.
"Good luck, Dick!"
With a wide smile on his face, thirteen year old Dick Grayson spun around. "Bruce! You came?"
"Of course," His guardian exclaimed, removing his designer leather gloves with a flourish. "I wouldn't miss one of your little math-things for anything!"
Also gives 'Brucie' some exposure, Dick thought as he bit
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Author's Note: This fic came to me after I heard, then saw the video for, the A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera duet "Say Something". It struck something in me and... well, this story is what came of it. If you haven't heard it, it can be found here: Say Something.
Usage of the cover image, entitled "Mission failed" was granted by artist f19850928.
Warning: I never thought I would write one of these, but it turns out I was wrong. Not only is this a sonfic (something I'm not a big fan of) but it is also a Death!Fic.
Disclaimer: Young Justice & Batman, or the song "Say Something", are not mine. Any recognizable content is not mine.
Say something I'm g
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Chapter Nineteen: Quicksand
For a Monday morning, the hospitals were swarming with the wounded. Less than ten hours after the quake, as the sun was just beginning to rise, initial reports were already being broadcasted nationwide. Dozens dead, hundreds injured and many more unaccounted for.
Every off duty officer, nurse, doctor, and medic had been called in. The army was already making its presence known, and the members of the Justice League were seen helping throughout the earthquake ravaged Gotham City.
Yet one emerald clad hero stood on the roof top overlooking the organized chaos that was Gotham City General Hospital.
"Any sign of him?"
Artemis dropped the binoculars from her face and turned as the older boy approached her. She blinked and looked back at the building below, shaking her head when Roy stopped beside her. "Wally's checking out the hospital across town."
"You're supposed to be helping with search and rescue."
"So are you."
"So I am."
Silence fell arou
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AUTHOR'S NOTE: I've been sitting on this one for a while. I didn't know if I liked it when I first wrote it and then I kind of forgot about it. However, my new poll has reminded me that many of you want to see more in the Linchpin verse, so I dug this out and cleaned it up a bit. It's nothing but pure fluff – which is why I think I'm so iffy about it. There is no Robin Torture at all in it! Seriously!
DISCLAIMER: I've said it many times, but I'll say it again because I don't want to be sued: They're not mine! (Please don't sue me!)
FAMILY MATTERS (A Linchpin Interlude)
April 09, 09:15 EDT
The rain was falling lightly, tapping the large skylight with a pitter-patter that was accompanied by the heavy base of Foster the People. Jason tucked in the end of the towel he had wrapped around his waist and wiped the fog from the bathroom mirror. Runn
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Chapter Twenty: Quills
METROPOLIS (DAILY PLANET) – At 1:34am local time, (9:34am GMT), Gotham City, New Jersey, was reminded of the Fault Line beneath its city. A huge earthquake, which measured 8.4 on the Richter scale, lasted 84 seconds and has killed more than 200 people.
With more than 100,000 injured and missing, and early estimates placing the damage at nearly $450 Million, the death toll is expected to rise as rescuers continue to pull bodies from collapsed buildings.
Gotham City Emergency Services are already stretched to the limit, and volunteers from other cities are finding entrance into the disaster area near impossible. The quake has resulted in the shutdown of both power plants, closing the airport which is otherwise undamaged. Due to the severe damage to hospitals and clinics, doctors are having to perform surgery in the open air.
The area's worst hit is reported to have been the neighborhood locally known as Crime
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CHAPTER TWELVE: Eureka
Artemis sat on the counter of the island in the Cave's kitchen. After their disastrous performance in Metropolis, Green Arrow had ordered them back to Mount Justice. So the blonde sat there, staring at the back of Superboy's head while he sat on the sofa staring at the black screen of the television. Megan was somewhere behind her, puttering around the kitchen but not actually doing anything. The emotions that hung in the air were too much for the young telepath.
The three of them were all that was left of the team.
Black Canary had been concussed, a serious injury despite the simplicity of it. As she had not yet fully recovered from her injuries during the battle with Amazo, she didn't come back to the Cave with the young team. She had taken a leave of absence, temporarily removing herself from training duties until she felt comfortable doing so.
Aqualad was out for the count. Sportsmaster had done a real number on their leade
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The metal forced the air from his lungs as he was dropped. A heavily booted foot shoved against his back and he was suddenly sliding, his body twisting and rolling uncontrollably. There was nothing for his bare feet to grip to slow his descent and his cry of pain echoing close around him as an exposed rivet gouged into his calf. With his hands bound behind his back there was no way he could brace him as his uncontrolled descent came to an abrupt halt when his shoulder slammed painfully into the bottom of the pit Dick Grayson now found himself at the bottom of.
He groaned at the flare of pain, and looked back up the way he had fallen. Corrugated metal sides surrounded him and the thick ripple-like surface pressed into his back. Half of a large metal door was swinging into place twenty feet over his head and beyond that he could several feet of soil and stone above that.
Dick felt the thread of fear and swallowed the rising panic. But seeing the interior
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CHAPTER FIVE: Sleuth
It always amazed Wally just how heavy something as intangible as silence could feel. The interior of Mount Justice was thick with is, the lights dimmed into near darkness as most of the Cave's occupants had retired for what rest they could obtain after the day's events.
The ultimatum delivered to Flash and Superman did not go over well, not that he thought it would have. The pair finally relented to talk to Batman before they came back with the order to stand down. Not that the younger team would listen if it did come to that. They'd disobeyed the League before, and they were all more than ready and willing to do it again. They had both left shortly thereafter, with the promise to return the following morning, leaving Young Justice to wait it out.
He had spent the last hour just walking around. That of itself was strange, as Kid Flash never walked anywhere, but he was so lost in his thoughts that he hadn't realized when his feet had taken him to the d
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CHAPTER ELEVEN: Bullseye
Robin was twisting his wrists, frantically hoping that the man had weakened the cuffs even a little. He discovered quickly that there was no give in them, other than when they pulled at his skin and tore open the blisters. He wanted to scream out his frustrations, but his raw throat was barely able to vocalize already.
His chest rose and fell rapidly with every desperate breath. His heart was racing and his mind was awhirl as he was resigned to accept that Superman was not going to be doing any saving. If the dart contained a kryptonite solution, Clark had maybe minutes before his organ started to shut down and he began to die – if he wasn't already.
Superman needed him!
"Think Rob!" He rasped to himself. "Think! You're supposed to be a master escape artist, so bloody well suck it up and escape!"
He had wasted what strength he had left fighting against the shackles
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CHAPTER SEVEN: Eyewitness
"I should have known he would have seen it," Wally commented to Artemis as the Martian's Bio-ship was pushed to its limits as they flew toward DC.
"World's Greatest Detective," the blonde had her bow across her lap and she plucked at the sting nervously. "Of course he's going to pick out Robin's Morse code. It's not like Robin would be trying to send us a message. He'd want big daddy bats to come save the day."
"No," Kaldur said from his seat next to M'gann. "He would know that the situation would hinder Batman. The means may have been something Batman would have recognized first, but Robin would no doubt understand that we would be the ones coming to his aid."
"You honestly think he was thinking that straight?" Superboy shook his head in disbelief. "I'm still surprised he was able to get out what he did."
"You don't know Rob very well, then," Kid Flash glared at the clone. "He's been working with Bats for years, a hell of a lot longer than Kal a
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After the moment of initial shock was gone, Loki’s calculative mind began running through every possible scenario. Who would have taken Caedra? Who could have taken Caedra? Not just anyone could have access to the gardens. And wouldn’t someone have seen her? Then Loki remembered. Sif. He had left Caedra with Sif. So where was she? He looked around again, though he knew he would find nothing else. There was no trace of the warrior maiden anywhere.
The thought went through his mind that this was somehow Sif’s doing. He hoped it wasn’t true – not because he cared for her, but because it would mean that she had played him. For the sake of his pride it couldn’t be true. But even then it didn’t make sense for Sif to have done this. She would never do anything to harm Caedra. Besides, if she had wanted to take Caedra away from him, all she would have needed to do was go to Thor. No, Loki confirmed in his mind, this was not
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“The difference between grace and mercy is simple.
Mercy is not getting what you deserve, and grace is getting
What you do not deserve.”
As Loki walked around the palace, he made his way to the gardens. He still couldn’t believe that Thor had simply let him go without a punishment. Yes, he had sentenced Loki to imprisonment in the palace, but it was no different from what his life had been before he’d escaped to Jotunheim. There was no added stipulation, there was no privilege removed. Nothing had changed.
He continued to walk, lost in his thoughts, until he heard someone come up beside him. Glancing over his shoulder he saw that it was Frigga.
“May I join you?” she asked.
Loki nodded. “Of course,” he replied, and the two continued to stroll through the variety of trees and flowers.
“I am pleased with Thor’s d
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“I will help you, __________,” He promised, and he’d meant it.
As Loki looked into your (e/c) eyes, he actually felt that this was a good thing. He wanted to help you, and this was the only way. But that didn’t mean he wasn’t aware of the risk involved. Yes, there was the “we might die” factor, but that wasn’t the most pressing concern to him. If, during the process of sharing his thoughts and memories, you came across his plans with Algrim, well…he didn’t care to think what would come after that. Would you hate him? Would you run from him? Would you turn against him? Or did he have a chance to persuade you, to show you that h
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It had been hours since Loki had been dragged out of the throne room. Just how many hours it had been, he didn’t know, and at this point, didn’t care. He had been screaming and fighting the whole way back to his chambers, and even then he had banged on the door for hours after, all the while continuing to shout and scream. He didn’t care that ultimately it did him no good. He just wanted out. He needed out.
He only fell silent when from complete exhaustion he collapsed on the floor between the door and bed. When he awoke a few hours later, he was still alone, though he could tell that someone had entered while he had been asleep. A tray of food had been placed on the table, as well as a bucket of ice and a think, sturdy cloth.
Loki stood up and glanced down at his hand. It was badly bruised and slightly swollen, especially around his knuckles which had carried the brunt of the force as he’d hit Thor.
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The dungeon in Asgard was the same as it ever was. The place had been built by Odin’s grandfather, and though its foundations were ancient, its magic was strong and furnishings just as ornate and lavish as the rest of the palace.
Loki sat in the same cell as he had before, waiting. He sat close to the “window” of magic and leaned his head against the wall, tracing the runes that glowed across the window with his finger. Like always, he thought of Caedra. Though he knew she was safe wherever she was, he still longed to have her back.
He’d heard no word from Thor since he had been locked away. He expected it wouldn’t be much longer until Thor had decided his fate and would sentence him. Loki had little hope that Thor would show him any mercy. Though often in the past his brother had tried to reason with him and give him another chance, Loki was sure that Thor would not show him clemency this time. He should never have, but then again
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“Where are they?” Thor asked Heimdall, his patience wearing thinner with every passing moment. They were in the throne room again, alone, save for Tanrys.
The guardian was well aware of his king’s impatient and tensed state, but he remained as monotone as ever. “They have fled the Jotuns, though they will soon be discovered. Lady Sif has been provided with proper clothing. The cold is no longer something she has to fear.”
Thor stopped his frustrated pacing and stared at Heimdall curiously. “How could she have gotten new clothes there?” he asked.
Heimdall’s golden eyes found their way to Thor. “Your brother is a master of magic,” he reminded plainly.
Thor gritted his teeth. Even the mention of Loki angered him. “I should have known better,” he said, more to himself than to anyone that might have been listening. “I should hav
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Every healer was busily tending to what survivors there were, and with every moment more and more arrived. Loki carried the young girl to him, holding her close. He could feel the stares of everyone as he passed by, wondering what on earth he was doing with this child. He didn’t care what they thought. Let them wonder. Let their minds create whatever horrid stories they would. His only concern was for the child in his arms.
By now the child had stopped crying, and lay still in his arms as she looked around curiously. When the healers were in sight, she had gripped tighter to Loki’s neck, as if she feared being separated from him. He relished the child’s innocent touch. She trusted him completely – it was not something he was used to.
Loki was almost to the healers when someone blocked his path. Loki glared at Thor, who eyed him suspiciously.
“What is this, brother?” Thor inquired, staring at the little child that looked up at him with
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Thor sat upon the throne, waiting. He had made his decision regarding Loki, but even now there was still lingering doubt in his heart. Was this truly the best choice? As much as Loki deserved such severe punishment, Thor was not sure he could condemn his brother. They may not have shared common blood, but they were still brothers.
With a sigh Thor rubbed his forehead. He had made his choice. As king, he must be able to make a decision for the good of the realm, not to ease his sentimental heart.
“Thor?” he heard someone say from his left.
Thor looked up quickly to see his father standing there, watching him. “Father,” he said, standing quickly in respect. “I did not think you would be here for this.”
Odin slowly stepped forward. “It may not be a pleasurable time but it is of great importance to you as king.” He said.
Thor nodded slowly as he looked out and stared forward. “Do you think I will make the right c
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After handing Loki over to the Frost Giants, Titus quickly rejoined Lucius and Dronicus, who had taken Caedra further away. Titus had not wanted to risk the child seeing Loki and of course making far too much noise. He did not wish to kill the child, though if she saw Loki, he might just have to. What he had said to Loki was true – he would not kill an innocent child. But what could be defined as “innocent”? That was a question that no one could truly answer.
“We must keep going,” Titus commanded to Lucius and Dronicus absently as he walked past them, hardly caring that they had stopped.
Dronicus, as always, was the first to complain. “Can’t we just have a short break? We’ve been going on forever.”
Titus paused and turned sharply back towards him, his red eyes glaring. “No!” he snapped. “We must keep going, or do you wish to die out here in the cold? Don’t think that the Frost Giants are the o
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~DUCT TAPE AND CUPCAKES~
Getting back to Midgard felt much easier this time – a sign that yes, the amount of energy you were able to retain and use had increased, rather dramatically by the look of it. You didn’t feel lightheaded or momentarily weak as you and Loki walked down the street in Manhattan and back towards your apartment. Quite honestly, you hadn’t felt this good in a really long time. You felt 100% normal (well, aside from your memory loss), you were with the one person you trusted and cared for above all else, and you were back in a place that was comforting and familiar. You and Loki blended in with the rest of the people here, and there were hardly any abnormal looks on your short walk.
Once in the apartment building an