How NOT to do an RPGYou are a mighty warlock. Your parents were eaten when you were a child, by bears, with guns, from the ghetto. They were gangster bears and your parents owed them money, you poor thing...You then somehow discovered that you had a twin brother who became the demon lord of an evil empire--lucky bastard. The world is now on fire and it's the fault of your family. You feel, despite your many years of being a crotchety recluse, that it is up to you to save the world. You decide this one morning, after getting out of bed. What do you do now?How NOT to do an RPG in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
> Five more minutes...
You sleep for five more minutes, but your pressing desire to save the world rouses you.
> No it does not.
Yes it does.
> Kill myself.
I recognize the fact that you've made a decision, given however that it is a 'stupid ass decision', I have elected to ignore it. What do you do?
> Wake up, grab a brush and put a little make-up. Hide the scars to fade away the shake-up!
You head into your bathr
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
Song of RaineShe scatters the seeds with her tiny hands.Song of Raine in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
And pictures the sunset in a distant land.
She dreams of places, where she'd be free.
With clouds as far as the eyes could see.
And there she'd dance to the song of the rain,
While I would watch from my window pane.
With a smile befitting such a lovely girl;
The daughter I lost, to a cruel world...
We Were SoldiersYou'll never hear me say that there's glory in war.We Were Soldiers in Free Verse More Like This
It is ugly, it is painful, it is frightening...
But I know, in my heart;
Deep within this soul born of freedom.
That what I do, at times, is a necessity.
It is nerve-wracking, most days,
Knowing that when you wake up you may not make it home.
But still I am proud,
Because of what I have managed to achieve.
And tonight; I hope that you're proud of me,
Because I'm sending a hundred of my boys home.
I just wish that I was joining them this time...
The Artist SyndromeThis work is simply brilliant!The Artist Syndrome in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Says the artist in me.
I'll have it framed twice!
So precious it be...
Says the artist in me,
But what if people hate it?
So precious it be!
I cannot let them take it!
And what if people hate it,
And what if they hate me?
I cannot let them take it
I'll lock it away you see!
And what if they hate me?
A simple lock will not suffice!
I'll lock it away you see.
In a land of frozen ice...
"And that, my dear Mrs. Sutherland, is why I shipped my art homework to Antarctica!"
How to Insult PoeticallyOnce I happened upon a callow young lass,How to Insult Poetically in Free Verse More Like This
Who apparently thought that it was cool to be crass.
And she turned her tongue upon the profession of writing;
Apparently she felt that it was in need of a smiting.
Though her raving and ranting made very little sense,
She seemed to be taking a rather harsh stance.
Apparently her pain was too great to be understood,
Far beyond the comprehension of this man from the hood.
So I stood there in swagger, clad in my bling.
While she behaved like 'Moon-Moon', in search of a thing.
She spouted some nonsense, some far fetched line,
About never idolizing the keen writer's mind...
If that is the case, then why ape my technique?
Why submit to several galleries; is your brain on the leak?
You are writing to be seen; you seek attention as I do,
What are we if not performers, is that not true?
Did you believe that you could use your past as a shield?
It counts, I'm afraid, for nothing, I feel;
For you see, I'm a killer, as bold a
Counting All the VoicesCounting All The Voices:Counting All the Voices in Free Verse More Like This
How many voices choose to speak; a debate within my head.
As I lie awake, counting cracks, on the wall above my bed.
I seem to think of random colours and things you've never seen.
But I don't like to hear the ugly voices, some are rather mean!
Though I suppose we are a loving family and thus I must accept
That when it comes to stashing bodies, we are most adept...
Best of luck detective, you have three days to find her (^_^)/
-Chen Yuan Wen, 8th February 2013
Screaming at the BeastHow many have I had? Why would you ask such a question?Screaming at the Beast in Free Verse More Like This
I've had--only three! Yes, three I swear.
What? No--of course not, what are you suggesting.
Those: I can't quite see them clearly. Oh! Oh dear...
No, you, you must understand this was--just a bit of relaxation,
A little sip to help me sleep.
No--No, don't cry, I'm not going back to those days; I'm not!
I swear it was just--just a passing shower I...
It's just been hard...
It's been so difficult!
WHERE WAS I SUPPOSED TO TURN?
But it's not your fault, I know that.
I suppose I was simply looking for an excuse...
I was drowning you know, in the icy water.
Cold enough to freeze the lungs.
I stopped and simply drifte
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..."
Sweet Bird in A CageSweet Bird in a Cage:Sweet Bird in A Cage in Free Verse More Like This
Sweet bird you lived your life in a cage,
Black forces, burned you all away...
How could I sit by and watch you die?
Sleep soundly on the bed where you used to lie.
Your legs and your arms were bleeding,
Burned stump on the night, were you crying?
How sweet was the sound of you dying?
In pools of blood, were you smiling?
Sweet bird you lived your life in a cage,
I wondered, how I used to hate...
Your life and your sweetness inside,
I took your life on that cold night...
Crying all these tears of weakness,
Sweet bird you took on my sickness.
Deep inside of the forest of witches,
You lie in the darkest ditches...
Sweet bird you lived your life in a cage,
Now I'm filled with a horrid and empty rage.
Though I took, I'm never satisfied,
I miss you, now I'll come to your side...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 2nd March 2012
Raven X CHapter 21Trouble in TokyoRaven X CHapter 21 in Sketches More Like This
They had arrived in Tokyo, seeking information about this Brushogun that had sent the attack on the tower. Robin and Starfire had gone to 'investigate'. Cyborg had gone exploring. Beast Boy stared up at the closed building he had hoped to tour. Raven watched him, smiling. That was her boyfriend; wisest person she knew in his own way, and a total nerd. She hugged him, and he smiled at her. "Hey."
"Hey." She watched his face. "I know you were looking forward to the tour-"
"There's something wrong here."
She stopped. The way he said that...he wasn't talking about the absence of tours. His animal instincts were telling him something. "Is it dangerous?"
"I don't know. Maybe."
"Then let's go elsewhere. Not our problem. The Chief Inspector said Brushogun is a myth, so let's just enjoy ourselves, like you said."
Raven X Chapter 10Season 1 - Nevermore, Switched, Deep Six, Mad ModRaven X Chapter 10 in Sketches More Like This
The battle with Dr. Light was going somewhat smoothly, but then Raven took a blast of light energy that interrupted her spell.
"A little advice, girl," Dr. Light said with a laugh. "Get shorter incantations."
"Fine," Raven said with a snarl, and vanished, only to appear behind him with one hand around his throat. "Sleep." Dr. Light fell unconcious.
THe others gathered around, shocked. "Raven," Robin started, "if you could always do that, why haven't you been?"
"That particular spell only works on pure humans, and most of our foes have powers which protect them. Also, it only works with skin-to-skin contact and takes a couple moments of preperation. Not very reliable. Only worked this time because his guard was down."
"Oh," Robin said. "Well, good job! Let's-"
Raven disappeared in a shadow warp.
"-get him...to the cops?" Robin said, somewha
Raven X Chapter 27The Ultimate Showdown, Part 3Raven X Chapter 27 in Sketches More Like This
Screw the Rules
Trigon stood upon the Earth, glaring baleful hatred at his opponent.
Galactus stood upon the ground, staring wonderingly at this creature that had so caught him by surprise.
The ammassed heroes and villains stood, awed and aghast, at the stakes this battle had just risen to.
The civilians in their homes watched in wonder, not sure who to root for.
Cyborg had pulled out his video camera, saying, "THis is gonna be epic!"
Raven turned and offered the bowl to her friends. "Popcorn?"
Galactus spoke. "I know not who you are, hellish creature, but I am Galactus, Devourer of Worlds, and this world will be my meal, and you will not stop me."
Trigon spat on the ground in contempt. "I am Trigon the Terrible, Demon Conquerer of numerous dimensions who's names you will never know. And, as my incipient green son-in-law would say...I have dibs!"
Beast Boy tried hard not to laugh at this one.
"If you will not sta
Minding the Nest Chapter 22. What's going on?Minding the Nest Chapter 2 in Sketches More Like This
Cyborg arrived at the North Tower, feeling good about himself. He was here to help Jinx, and from the sound of her message, it shouldn't be that serious an emergency. Getting out of the T-car, he stepped out. "Jinx? I'm here-oomph!"
Jinx cannoned into him. "Cyborg! Thank god! I have no idea what to do, I need your help desperately!"
Suddenly, this didn't seem like such a small emergency anymore. "What's going on?"
"Come upstaris and see."
Upstairs, Cyborg saw Hot Spot, Herald, and Argent...in daipers. "Umm..."
"They've been turned into babies. Freaky, I know, and I have no idea how to handle kids!"
"Wildebeast seems normal, at least," Cyborg said, pointing to where Wildebeast ws unchanged.
"Well, he's only 3 to begin with. WHAT DO I DO?"
Cyborg held Jinx gently, trying to calm her down. "Well, first things first, I'll build some cribs a
Raven X Chapter 25The Ultimate Showdown Part 1Raven X Chapter 25 in Sketches More Like This
Gather The Pieces
It seemed like just an ordinary day for the Teen Titans...until the alarm went off. Everyone ran to the common room, but instead of a mission alert, there was a message...from Batman.
"Teen Titans, please report to the Hall of Justice immediately. I repeat, please report to the Hall of Justice immediately. This is an Omega 7 Emergency." The message cut.
Robin gulped. "Cyborg, get everyone - and I mean EVERYONE - to the Hall of Justice, ASAP."
"Robin," Starfire asked concerned. "What is an Omega 7 emergency?"
Robin shuddered. "Armageddon."
Later, at the Hall of Justice... (1)
The assembled Justice League members and Teen Titans stood, waiting for the message. Everyone was there, as news of impending Armageddon had brought everyone together quite rapidly.
Batman took the podium. "Everyone, I know this is sudden, but I have several
Minding the Nest Chapter 33. Word Gets AroundMinding the Nest Chapter 3 in Sketches More Like This
"What the hell?" Speedy demanded, coming into the tower to discove he was suddenly the oldest one there.
He was greeted by several giggles.
"Hell! Hell!" baby Bumblbee proclaimed, sipping around the air giggling.
"Hell!" baby Aqualad shouted, floating in the tub.
"Demonios!" a baby Mas and Menos proclaimed, the word being translated into Spanish.
Speedy sweatdropped. "I am in WAY over my head here..."
Working hard, he managed to get everyone situated. He mixed up a kelp mix for Aqualad, and some formula for the other babies. He had a real hard time getting Bumblebee to drink her formula, and Mas and Menos kept dashing around the Tower like crazy. He even went so far as to disconnect the alarm so he wouldn't have any headaches he couldn't handle.
He'd finally gotten Aqualad, Mas, and Menos situated in seperate sleeping areas (the tub for Aqualad, and cribs seperated by a wall for the twins), and wa
I'm a Person Chapter 11. Filling the GapsI'm a Person Chapter 1 in Sketches More Like This
After attending Garfield and Raven's wedding, Robin, Starfire, and Cyborg returned to Titan Tower. It wasn't long before they realized something pretty significant. They were understrength. After looking at this for some time (about five minutes), Robin resolved this issue with his usual alacrity. He had the Tower computer scan through any Titan transfer requests to select two people to fill the empty roster slots. Everyone was somewhat surprised when Jinx and Wildebeast showed up to fill the empty slots on the team.
"Jinx! Wildebeast! Good to see you both." Robin glanced at Jinx for a bit. "I'd have thought Kid Flash would have been reassigned with you."
Jinx glared at Robin for a bit. "Let's just say it's best if we're not in the same tower just now."
Now, usually Robin would have pried, wanting answers. However, the Truth Garfield had spoken to him some m
A Special DayRaven sat on her bed, thinking. She was alone today, for once. She had the tower all to herself.A Special Day in Sketches More Like This
Starfire had taken Robin to Tamaran, saying that it was 'time and past' for him to meet her K'norfka. Raven still didn't understand enough to Tamaranean to know all the details, and had politely declined the invitation to accompany them when hey left three days ago. They were due back late this evening.
Beast Boy and Cyborg had told the ohers that they would be spending today doing volunteer work a the local nursing home. Raven had been the only one to believe their claim, as she could sense their sincerity. Robin had assumed they were just claiming it while actually hitting the arcade or someone similar. Starfire had asked for an explanation of a nursing home.
Sighing, Raven leaned back on her bed. *I still don't understand wy they make such a fuss over these olidays. Wat is tere really to ce
Raven X Chapter 18Season 5 Part 1 - HomecomingRaven X Chapter 18 in Sketches More Like This
A/N: I know this is a big jump, going from episode three of season four straight to season five, but due to the changes to the storyline so far, most of the season four episode's are either unchanged, don't happen at all, or are unimportant to the flow of the story. I may go back and do Omake chapters for them later, but don't count on it.
Beast Boy came out of his room one day a little different than he normally did. Raven was the first to notice. He had his bracers bared on his arms, and he'd altered his costume somewhat, leaving him barechested. Strapped to his back was his vibronium blade, and he'd applied Wakandan war paint. When everyone noticed, they raised eyebrows.
"Yo, BB! What's with the new look?"
Beast Boy reached into a pocket, and pulled out a small device with an X on it. Raven raised an eyebrow.
"You took one?"
"I needed a
Minding the Nest Chapter 99. Turn AroundMinding the Nest Chapter 9 in Sketches More Like This
Over the course of the next several months, the child Titans aged rapidly through the various stages of growth. It seemed to those taking care of them that they barely had time to enjoy one stage of growth before it was gone.
-Where are you goin' my little one, little one?-
Roy and Jade watched happily as Bumblebee buzzed motherly over the other kids, babbling nonsense baby noises and fussing. Mas and Menos kept trying to run off, but they'd trip and fall. Aqualad giggled in his tub.
-Where are you goin' my baby, my own?-
Cyborg and Jinx chased after Hot Spot, Herald, and Argent as they toddled around the Tower, taking their first steps in leaps and bounds. Wildebeast did his best to keep up, but he could only do so much, and kids at that age were exceptionally energetic even without super powers.
-Turn around, you're two-
Beast Boy and Raven tended to Star and Robin as they struggled with the most embarrasing aspect of infancy
Murdocx2D Yaoi story pt 1Murdocx2D yaoiMurdocx2D Yaoi story pt 1 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Covers were tossed from the bed as a figure sat up, kicking the remaining edge of covers off. The figure threw its feet over the edge of the bed, reaching for the small lamp on the bedside table, sending a small glow of light on the figure's face. The light shined on the figure's pale face, its onyx black eyes seemed almost infinite with the forlorn look on its face, a tuft of blue hair fell into its face as the figure got to its feet, raising to full height. "Oh," The figure yawned. "I slept wrong! Augh..." The voice sounded male...sorta. The figure rubbed his neck and craned it back and forth, getting a few satisfying cracks and pops. Soon, he shuffled over to his dresser and pulled a shirt out and over his head. Shuffling back to his bed, he heard something distinctively similar to footsteps past his door. He shrugged it off and took a cigeratte from a pack on his bedside table. He lit it and took a puff, letting smoke escape his parted lips, when suddenly
Murdocx2D Story Ch. 59~~~~~May 3rd~~~~~Murdocx2D Story Ch. 59 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Murdoc finally found a perfect guitar, buying it off the internet. Once received, he started adding what he needed to make it look like El Diablo, adding gold strings, and a few stickers. After that was done, he began practicing the songs on his new bass, adjusting the strings to his liking. He hadn't been practicing much due to 2D's persistence in spending time with their daughter and himself. "Hmm.." He hummed the line he played, his fingers working along the strings fluidly, his head bobbing to the rhythm. His body relaxed as he kept the tune going. Finally getting back in the groove, Murdoc reached over to the pack of cigarettes, pulling one out and taking it in between his teeth. Fumbling for his lighter, the bassist grumbled in irritation, hearing footsteps in the hallway. "Grr.." Once he saw the tuft of blue hair, the older sighed, getting the lighter out, quickly igniting the end of his cigarette. "Yes, Stu?" The blunette stayed at the do
Murdocx2D story pt. 42~~~Several weeks later~~~Murdocx2D story pt. 42 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
2D took Lucinda with him most of the time while out or in the studios. He spent more time with her than she did with Murdoc, which made her very grumpy. But, the singer was determined to get her affection. It seemed to be working for the most part; she called for him and whined to be held and even let him teach her a few new words. Only a few months and it would be December. It was almost Halloween, and 2D was desperately trying to think of an outfit for Lucinda, who looked a lot older than 9 months. Online shopping right now. 2D had an unlit cigarette in his mouth, surfing his crappy computer, trying to look for anything suitable for his daughter. Dresses, Bug costumes, ninja outfits, and western style clothes. "Hmm..." He rolled the cigarette to the other side of his mouth, thinking. "Maybe a ladybug..." Before he had time to think anymore, a loud caw came from
Murdocx2D story Ch. 61~~~Two weeks later~~~Murdocx2D story Ch. 61 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Murdoc..! I really don' wanna do vis. Please.." He wriggled in the passenger seat. The bassist sighed and looked at 2D for a moment before focusing on the road once more. "Y'know..I actually delayed BOTH of our flights just cus you didn't want to get up so early. Don't you fuckin' dare tell me to not go. Noods and Russ are ALREADY there waiting for us, probably stuffing their faces with Jamie at a diner or something." That reminded the singer. "...Can we go get somefing to eat?" He was focused on the toddler in the back, who was at that moment bouncing up and down in her car seat. "..." The older man sighed. "SURE. Why not be more late than we already are?!" He sped down the highway, growling. "Uh.." The singer gulped and seemed to curl up in his seat. "I'll take vat as a no ven.." He closed his eyes and put a hand over his stomach, sighing. "Mama. Mama." He straightened up and turned his head to look back at Lucinda. "I'm 'ere, Lu
Murdocx2D Yaoi Story pt. 38~~~~~Conflict~~~~~Murdocx2D Yaoi Story pt. 38 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Mismatched eyes opened up and glanced at the ceiling. "...Nn.." Murdoc grunted and looked around, wondering where he was. 2D's room.
They had spent at least an hour just sitting with each other and talking, then they went back to the singer's room so they could sleep with Lucinda. 2D didn't want her to be alone, even with someone as protective as Noodle. I guess that's just how mothers are.
The bassist sighed, feeling a bit of weight on his chest. Looking down, he smiled, seeing his daughter curled up on top of him. "Aw.." Even Murdoc had to admit, that was just damned adorable. He reached a hand over and pet her head as she slept. "Hm. My little luv." He whispered, looking at her relaxed face.
Suddenly, he realized he was alone with her. He looked to the left and saw that 2D wasn't in bed with him. "Stu?" The ba
Murdocx2D Yaoi story pt 22~~~Back at Kong~~~Murdocx2D Yaoi story pt 22 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Smiling, Murdoc parked into the carpark, happy to have warmth. 2D, on the other hand, just wanted to get to his room. Fighting the car door-handle with one hand, he kept Lucinda steady in the other. Murdoc rolled his eyes and leaned over unlocking the door for the singer. Smiling, 2D got out and went for his room, but was suddenly stopped by Murdoc's arms coiling around his waist. "Where're ya goin', luv?" The bluenette turned to look at the bass player. "To meh room." Noodle hopped out of Geep, running over to 2D. "I have something to show you, 2D-kun! Me and Russel worked on it while you were at the hospital." Taking the singer's free hand, she led him out of Murdoc's arms and towards the basement-like room. Murdoc kept his arms out in the same position, holding nothing but air. Traveling down the stairs, Noodle made sure 2D didn't hurt himself. "I think you will find
Murdocx2D Yaoi Story pt. 25Artist Comment: Urgh...Stupid computer is stupid...Murdocx2D Yaoi Story pt. 25 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
2D awoke from the sound of Lucinda whimper. "Hm? Wot? Wot's wrong?" His voice came out raspy and hard to understand.
He looked down at the infant and smiled softly. "Ya 'ungry?" Lucinda didn't answer, but she did thrash her arms about, requesting something. 2D sighed and sat up, wincing from the newly opened wound. "Ow...Okay 'old on, little luv." The singer picked up the child and delicately lifted her head up to his right nipple. "Go on..."
She looked at it and then up to 2D's face, moving her mouth onto the bare nipple. Small suckling sounds were made as she heartily drank, her eyes closing. Her hunger pains disappeared quickly as she got a good amount of breast milk. "Mhaah." Lucinda pulled away and started whining quickly. 2D grimaced. "Now now, Jus' wait a minute.." He picked her up and burped her, making the whining stop.
Murdocx2D Yaoi story pt 8 Artist's comment: w00t!Murdocx2D Yaoi story pt 8 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"How the fuck could this happen?!" The Satanist snarled the question for the thousandth time, pacing the floor of his Winnebago for hours. "It's impossible...but...he does get girly at times." He stopped, his unlit cigeratte hanging from his lips. "Why am I the only one concerned about this shite?!" He swiveled around to face the couch, his eyes glaring at the sleeping singer. "Moron..." He watched as 2D's chest rose and fell with each breath. The bassist sighed, leaning down next to his bandmate. His hand rose to the vocalist's cheek, gently petting it. "Such an idiot...but...why do I love 'im?" He brushes a strand of hair from the singer's face, letting the cigeratte fall to the floor. He leaned over 2D's head and kissed his lips gently. "Wotever's goin' on, I'll deal with it." Groaning, Murdoc got back up to his feet, heading over to the bedroom, plopping down on the bed. Within an instant he was out cold, snores echoing throughout
Murdocx2D Story Ch. 60Due to the concert being a completely irrelevant event in my story besides the fact that it's something that the band needs to get over and done with, I will be skipping that. Might as well as move on out.Murdocx2D Story Ch. 60 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
~~~After Demon Detour, June 22nd~~~
Finally returning to England after their 40 gig tour in the United States, the band was able to relax, but not for too long. Russel seemed to be paranoid about everything since they returned, mumbling about two helicopters that followed them back. The rest of the band just let him ramble on, Noodle being the only one to pay much attention to it. Besides, there was plenty to do and Murdoc already had plans for a video shoot involving Dirty Harry. The main output was 2D being shirtless in said video. This caused a huge fuss for 2D. He was swollen and pregnant. How could he do that?! What Murdoc said after was a shock to everyone. "Photoshop, love." The singer was even more frantic. "Vat's like...lyin' to everyone!" Murdoc rolled his eyes. "Stu. We'll
Murdocx2D story pt. 50~~~Days later~~~Murdocx2D story pt. 50 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After explaining the situation to Noodle and Russel, Murdoc left Lucinda with the two while he made a plan to get his husband/singer/best friend back. He had a whole list of ways to trick Satan, but...would they work? Making his way to the carpark, Murdoc started to feel uncomfortable about all of this. What if 2D was brainwashed into thinking that Lucifer was his saviour and Murdoc was the enemy?
Pushing these thoughts back into his mind, Murdoc drifted to the Winnebago, grabbing his golden Anti-cross. Then, he walked right into the hole, going down the lift to the bowels of Kong Studios. Murdoc twitched and walked into the hallway that led to the HellHole. "Damn...why am I so scared?" Demons gathered behind him and suddenly pushed him into the room that the lava pit was in. "Hey! Knock it off! Let me go!" With one final shove, the bassist was shoved into the pit. Unprepared for it, Murdoc yelped and screamed as he plummeted to the bottom. Once he hit, he b
Crashed (LokiXReader) 6Crashed (LokiXReader) 6 in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
After going back to the dining room, you listened patiently as Thor explained his plan to the others.
"Sweet! Road trip!" Tony said, unfolding his arms before leaning back into his chair.
"Will your father be okay with this?" Natasha asked, leaning forward so that her crossed arms rested on the table.
"Yes, he would be more than happy to welcome friends." Thor folded his arms across his chest, "Besides, Heimdall has probably already informed my father of our plan."
"Well, if Thor says it's okay then I'm going to trust him." Clint leaned back in his chair, precariously balancing it on two legs before draping an arm over the back of Natasha's chair. Natasha rolled her eyes before looking back over at Thor, "When are we leaving?"
"Tomorrow, I would think we should get a good night's rest before leaving."
"Sounds good." Bruce said before standing up and beginning to clear away the dishes. You and Steve both stood up and began to help carry the dishes away to the kitchen while everyone else
Crashed (LokiXReader) 36Crashed (LokiXReader) 36 in Romance More Like This
You followed along behind the Enchantress, immersed in your own thoughts. You barely even realized when she pulled open the door to your cell and led you in.
“I hope that you will talk more, we don’t want to have you go through that again now do we?” She smirked before turning and walking from your cell, the metal door clanging shut behind her.
You slowly lowered yourself down onto the cot, pulling the necklace out of your pocket as you did so. It was blinking again, though the green light emitting from it was not as strong as before. What does that mean?
You sighed and leaned back, resting your head on the firm pillow that had been provided. You raised your arms up, the necklace dangling between your hands. You only now just realized how beautiful the necklace itself was. From the gold chain to the emerald heart pendant hanging from it, it truly was a fine piece of jewelry.
It sort of reminded you of Loki. You sighed again and pulled your hands towards you, re
Crashed (LokiXReader) 37Crashed (LokiXReader) 37 in Romance More Like This
You listened to what the woman had to say. Through many questions you discovered that her name was Aleksia. You also discovered that she had also been a very close friend of your mother, though she would not tell you her name.
“Why did she send me away?” You finally decided to voice the one question that had been nagging the back of your mind.
“My dear, we had no choice. You see-,” She was interrupted by a sharp knock on the door. The door opened to reveal the Executioner gesturing for you to follow him again. You stood up to go until you felt a hand grab your wrist.
“Be safe, my dear, and trust no one.”
You looked down at Aleksia before nodding your head in response. She gave you a small, comforting smile before releasing your wrist so that you could follow the Executioner.
You trailed along behind him, unsure of where he was leading you this time. In your worry, you remembered a psalm from Sunday school as a child.
Whoever dwells in the s
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The wind whipped your hair back; for once you were glad that you had remembered to pull it up. You tightened your grip around Thor's neck, slowly opening your eyes so that you could see the skyscrapers of New York rushing past you.
"How are you fairing, (Y/N)?" Thor questioned, glancing at you out of the corner of his ocean blue eyes. "Pretty good!" You called out to be heard above the wind. You loosened your grip on his neck, afraid of choking him.
A few seconds more passed before Thor landed gently in front of the recovery center. You let go of him, keeping a hand on his shoulder so that you could steady yourself. You were glad he hadn't landed like he had in "The Avengers" after his fight with Loki.
"Are you well?" Thor asked you, a sincere look of worry plastered on his face. "Yeah, I'll follow you," You said as you took your hand off his shoulder. Thor nodded his head, switching Mjolnir to his left hand before opening the door with his right.
He held the door open for you; you gav
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“We’re getting closer,” Bruce whispered quietly in the darkness.
“Do we have a plan?” Steve asked all of a sudden.
“Um, yeah, walk in, get (Y/N) and walk right out,” Tony replied, his voice deep sounding from within the mask.
“That’s not a very good plan,” Hawkeye said, bouncing from foot to foot. He was growing more and more claustrophobic by the minute and didn’t know how much longer he could last.
“Well, what other option do we have?”
“We could think this through for once,” Natasha spoke up.
Tony turned to her, “Okay Miss Master Assassin, what’s your idea?”
“Well, maybe we should just sneak in, sneaking’s good.”
Loki laughed, a dark laugh that frightened the Avengers to their very cores. They all turned to look at him questioningly.
“Oh,” He tucked his hands behind his back and took a slow leisurely step forward, “There will be no sneakin
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You slowly pushed open the door to Loki’s chambers, unsure if he was awake or not. Sure enough, Loki was asleep, of he pretended to be. You had caught the slight flutter of his eyelashes when you opened the door. You shut the door behind you and tiptoed over to his bed, already knowing that he was aware of what you were doing. You grabbed the chair you were seated in earlier and pulled it up to the edge of his bed.
“Loki, I know you’re awake, I need to talk to you. It’s important.” Loki’s eyelids fluttered open again, before he shut them again. “It’s too bright,” he mumbled. You stood up and closed the bottom layer of the curtains, still allowing light to enter the room. “Better?” You asked. Loki’s eyes opened again and you couldn’t help but admire the way the light broke apart in his eyes and made them appear blue in color. “Much. Now, what did you wish to speak to me about?”
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You followed behind the Avengers as they followed Thor, who navigated the halls of Asgard with easy. "I must warn you of Loki's appearance beforehand." Thor stated turning another corner.
"How bad is he?" Steve asked, for once letting his curiosity get the better of him. "He....how do I put this kindly? Has not had access to any....styling products?"
"Ah, so it's the hair, it's always the hair," Tony chuckled, his hands in the pockets of his Asgardian overcoat. "Yes, the hair among other things."
"Hey, Tony?" You asked, breaking your long silence. Tony slowed down so he could walk alongside you, "Yeah?"
"Do mind if I ask why your entire persona changed the moment you met Odin." You questioned. Steve laughed, "I was wondering the same thing."
Tony shrugged and looked ahead of him, "Well, I wasn't about to be sarcastic towards the man who supposedly created mankind. He probably would've sent me straight to the gates of Helheim, he doesn't seem like the kind of person who takes lip."
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You huffed and leaned forward, resting your cheek in your hand as you watched the other couples dancing.
Yeah, Amy forgot to mention that it was couples’ night.
No single, in their right mind, would come here.
Oh, but noooo, Amy just had to drag you along.
You reached up your other hand and twirled the chain of your necklace around your finger, lost in thought until a black clothed figure stepped in front of your vision.
“Mind if I sit here?” A velvety voice asked you.
“Go right ahead.” You leaned back into your chair to survey the man now sitting across from you. He wore a dark black suit, surprisingly formal for the atmosphere. A green scarf framed his black tie. He wore a black fedora that covered his hair and his eyes were covered by the brim of it.
“What is a beautiful woman like you doing at a bar on couples’ night?” He questioned, taking a sip of the drink that the waiter had just placed in front of him.
“My friend dragged me
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Your eyes widened as you took in the vast golden city before you. "Wow," Steve whispered quietly.
"You said it." Clint said, turning his head to look up at the top of the huge golden palace. "Welcome Midgardians." A deep gravelly voice spoke from behind you. You whirled around and came face to face with a dark skinned man in golden armor.
"Odin is expecting you," He said, his eerie golden eyes staring straight ahead. "My friends, this is Heimdall."
"Do you really see all?" Tony asked, a mischievous glint in his eyes. Your eyes widened, "Tony!" Natasha hissed at him.
"Some are gifted enough that they can hide." Heimdall replied, his eyes flickering to Tony before looking straight ahead again.
"Thor!" A jolly sounding voice came from the direction of Asgard. Thor turned around and laughed heartily, walking up to a tall rotund man with a bushy red beard.
"Volstagg, my dear friend!" He embraced the man and patted his back before releasing the man, "Friends, this is Volstagg."
"Pleased to m
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~3 years later~
You sighed and shoved your hands into the pockets of your brown leather jacket, your feet slamming into the pavement as you walked towards the New York S.H.I.E.L.D. center. You left out a breath of hot air, watching as it steamed out.
It was December and, of course, you had to spend it at the S.H.I.E.L.D. center being a guinea pig since they wanted to make more of you.
You were basically Captain America, though more feminine. Because of the serum, you had grown over a foot and now towered above everyone else, which drew attention to you. If it were up to the council, you would be at the facility full time.
But thanks to Director Fury, you were allowed to continue living your life, just in the big city of New York. In your thoughts, you didn’t hear the roar of a motorcycle. Just in the nick of time, you lifted your head up and skidded to a stop before it would’ve hit you.
“Watch where you’re going!” You shouted after the motorcyclist. You sh
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It had survived things that no mug should have had to endure.
It had been dropped off cliffs, plunged into radioactive water, used to hold questionable substances and once travelled several hundred kilometres after Pilot tied a helium balloon to it. It had been thrown at Snippy countless times. It had suffered the indignity of being sat on by Engie after the Captain left it lying on a chair.
It had never been washed in its life.
But in the end, all it took was one little nudge, and the mug the great, glorious mug was reduced to a few shards of broken ceramic and a spatter of sad-looking tea.
It happened like this:
They were seated around the kitchen table in their current place of residence. "Kitchen", of course, is taken very broadly here there was no ceiling, nor were there any kitchen appliances; it was, in fact, merely a ramshackle table in the middle of an empty room.
Today's lunch consisted of cold baked beans which was quite the delicacy considering t
Together ForeverArthur watched the rain slip down the glass of his window on a miserable Tuesday evening. The weather had been awful all day and it matched his mood perfectly. He rested his cheek on his hand as he adjusted his position on the window seat and he watched the raindrops race each other to the bottom of the glass.Together Forever in Romance More Like This
He sighed heavily and glanced at his phone. The small flashing red light indicated that he had a text message and he smiled when he saw who it was from.
Miss you x
Arthur felt like crying. It had been two weeks since he'd seen Alfred. Two weeks since Arthur's parents had found out they were gay. Two weeks had passed since they stopped him from seeing the love of his life. He felt as though the world was against them.
Though the text messages and phone calls sustained their need to talk to each other, they did not satisfy the need to actually see each other, hold each other close.
To say I love you.
Arthur stared at the two word message for a moment then sighe
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The man in question, Arthur, was the love of his life, and he always had been.
The two met in college; Alfred was studying law and Arthur was studying Literature. They had met in the college café and how they started talking was embarrassing on Alfred's part. He was trying to juggle his insanely heavy books, notepads and a coffee and he just couldn't do it. He managed to trip and spill his coffee everywhere and with a pout and a red face, he attempted to pick up his books and notes as quickly as possible. Then, out of no where, someone handed him some napkins so he could wipe the coffee off his books before the damage grew worse.
When Alfred looked at the person who helped him, his face turned a deeper red. He was gorgeous, even though he was scowling and looking down
Of Heroes and Villains- Ch1Alfred F. Jones stood on the bow of his ship, staring out into the sunset. A small smile graced his handsome features and the glow from the setting sun brought out the blue in his eyes. Today had been a good day, Alfred decided. He'd made a few trades and was well on his way to becoming one of the richest merchants out there.Of Heroes and Villains- Ch1 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Alfred was a merchant sailor, and he sold goods that would protect others from pirates. Alfred hated pirates with every fibre of his being, and nothing would ever change that. To Alfred, pirates were scum of the earth, they didn't abide by the law and he thought that they should all be brought to justice.
Of course he couldn't do much, him being only one person. Yes he had fought pirates during his time on the seas and he had won almost every battle. Because he was the hero, Alfred would love to see every pirate eliminated so that others could sail the seas with no fear.
Alfred sighed lightly and moved away from where he was standing and walked across the deck of
Finding Love In NYCArthur Kirkland, a journalist from London, England, walked through the busy streets of New York on his lunch break on a Monday afternoon. He had been in the city for a week and already he was finding the place tiresome. He was used to large cities with crowds- he grew up in London and had lived there all his life- but this was something else entirely.Finding Love In NYC in Romance More Like This
To get out of the way of passers by, the Englishman walked into a shop of some sort and let out a breath of relief. He glanced around and saw that he had entered a small cafe; it wasn't large, but it wasn't small either. There was a small queue of people by the counter with two or three workers at least. There were a few tables scattered around and even then only less than half of them were taken. Arthur ended up smiling a little; this would be the perfect place to come and do some work. It was quiet, relaxed and it had a nice atmosphere.
Fishing in his pockets, he found some money and joined the small line by the counter and when it was
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With his heroic awesome, he made his presence known at the World Conference and thrusted his amazing and genius ideas upon the irritated nations. America, being oblivious to what most of the nations thought about his ideas, he still thought building a giant superhero would solve the world's problems.
As usual, England didn't quite see it in the same way as his ex-colony.
"It will never work," he sighed into his teacup, "Honestly, I would have thought you'd have listened to me by now. This isn't the first time you've come up with this ridiculous plan."
"It's not ridiculous!" America retorted defiantly, "My superhero will save the world and you'll all be happy that I thought of it!"
"Your eyebrows are absurd!"
England's eye twitched, "Stop being childish."
"I'm not being childish!"
"You are. Now stop it and sit down. Let one of the others present their sensible ideas!" England sighed once again and took another sip of te
Protection and ResponsibilityPirate Captain Arthur Kirkland burned down ships, stole treasure and attacked towns. He knew how to do that pretty well. Did he know how to raise a child? The answer would be a big, fat NO.Protection and Responsibility in General Fiction More Like This
The Englishman encountered the child while conducting an attack on a ship. He was a ruthless man who would kill anyone who dared obstruct his path. However, he would never hurt a child, and if he had known this ship had a child on board he would never have targeted it.
He found the little boy cowering away from the crew behind a barrel. The boy had fair hair with a stubborn strand that seemed to defy gravity by standing up straight, and his eyes were as blue as the sky itself. His cheeks were rosy and tear-streaked and his lips puffed out in a cute little pout. He wore a white nightgown with a red bow around the collar and in his hands he clutched a stuffed toy in the form of a white bunny. Even though he would never ever say this out loud, Arthur thought the child looked adorable.
For the first tim
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Another day was over and England couldn't wait to get home. He just wanted to sit down with a cup of tea and a good book. When he finally arrived at his large London house, he unlocked the door, stepped inside with a sigh and locked the door again. As he removed his shoes, he paused and listened.
Something didn't feel right.
There was an ominous feeling in the air. It was strange and England couldn't quite place it. He didn't think anything happened before he left so he couldn't work out what it was. Uneasy with the atmosphere, he decided to walk around the house to investigate.
As he checked the room around the house, he started to realise what this feeling was.
It was the feeling of magic... but not only that. It was the feeling of magic when it went wrong.
England walked into his bedroom and his eyes widened. There sitting on his bed was a young man. His hair was a mint green and from what England could see his eyes were
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There was no denying it. He loved everything about him from his large eyebrows to his 'tsundre' personality, to that rare smile that he would often receive if he said the right thing at the right time.
Arthur loved Alfred too.
He loved him more than life itself, although he may not show it as much as his partner. Alfred would flash his lover that heroic grin that would make said lover weak at the knees and make his heart melt into a pile of goo.
Yes, he may scold Alfred for his idiocy and rash thinking but he knew deep down that without this, Alfred wouldn't be, well Alfred. There would be a part of him missing if Alfred was not like this. Arthur wouldn't change him for the world although sometimes he wished that his lover would be a bit more sensible.
Lying in his lover's arms, Arthur wasn't paying attention to the movie being played. Alfred would get excited now and then when one of his favourite parts of the movie would come on. He would exclaim loudly
The Red Bull CatastropheAnother boring day, another boring meeting.The Red Bull Catastrophe in Humor More Like This
Another boring speech from the King of boring himself.
America sighed and listened to England drone on and on... and on about his ideas and he just wished the man had a mute button or something. That would make the day so much better.
The American nation started at the other and pretended he was listening. He felt his eyelids droop and his lolling off to one side. Sleep sounded so good right now...
"America! Pay attention!"
"Huh! What?" he jumped a little and with wide eyes he looked around the meeting room. England was glaring at him.
"You're so rude sometimes..." he sighed then took his place again. He'd finished his talk, but obviously didn't like the idea of America not caring.
"Whatever..." America sighed and rested his head on his arms as Russia stood to present his own ideas. England sighed again and politely listened to the large nations ideas.
The meeting passed rather slowly and America almost jumped for joy when Germany finally con
Choices- Ch1Arthur Kirkland moved away from London in escape to a quiet life. He'd moved to a small town on the coast in order to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Arthur had not only chosen this place because it was quiet, but because it was where his family used to holiday when he was younger. He'd always wanted to live in a place like this and now, when he finally had enough money, he could.Choices- Ch1 in Romance More Like This
Three years later, Arthur was happy. He had a good job, a nice house and everything he could have asked for.
He also had a boyfriend which came in the form of his own American hero, Alfred Jones.
Like himself, Alfred had moved to England to get away from the loud city. Coming from New York and moving to a small coastal town had been a huge change for him but when the two met a cafe during Alfred's first couple of days (Arthur had already been there a year), the Brit was more than willing to show him around.
And now, the two of them lived and shared a happy life together.
It was a Saturday morning an
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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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Chapter Eighteen: One More Night
She tied the laces on her shose and stood back up straight, putting one hand behind her shoulder and rolling the muscles, wipping her head from side to side and making her neck pop out any kinks, her hips swayed to the sound of the music dripping from the ear buds in her ears and the muscles in her abdamon rolled as she continued to flex and pop her joints and muscles, "That's some dance you've got going on there," at the sound of the voice the blond jumped and pulled her ear buds out of her ears, turning around and blushing at the smirking woman leaning against the wall, "Um, Raven, hi," she said, "Hi, where are you going so early in the morning?" she asked in her usual monotone, although it was clear that she was quite amused by having caught the highschool girl in the midst of her strange little dancing, "I uh, I signed up for photography camp about a month ago... it's a day camp so I'll be gone all day but I'll be back at like
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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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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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"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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"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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"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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There is love in your body but you can't hold it in
It pours from your eyes and spills from your skin
Tenderest touch leaves the darkest of marks
And the kindest of kisses break the hardest of hearts
"What is it Beastboy?" The man took in a deep breath as he looked at the woman before him, it had been a few weeks since the Titans got back from Tokyo and ever since he had become increasingly jealous of Starfire and Robin's new relationship, he wanted to have that for himself with the person he loved too, but he realized that she would never even know how he felt about her if he didn't tell her, that's why he was here in Raven's bedroom now, palms sweating and heart pounding as he tried to think of how to say this, "Um," he started, "R-Raven.... there's something I have to tell you and ... since you hate it when people beat around the bush... I guess I'll just be blunt and tell you," "That would be great," she said in her usual monotone, "I... well... I love you
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Chapter Twenty-Three: Teddy Loves Her
Raven took a deep breath as she stared at the cards beneath her, eyes narrowed and palms sweating as she slowly stood up, "This isn't good," she sighed, closing her eyes, she rubbed her upper arm nervously and started to walk towards the door, jumping slightly when she heard someone nock on it, shaking her head slightly to clear it, she stepped closer again and telepathically opened it, "Beastboy," she greeted blandly, "H-Hey Rae," he smiled crookedly, she raised an eyebrow, "Is there something you need?" "Um.... well.... are you busy?" he asked shyly, "Not.... currently..... I need to speak with everyone about something I may have found," she replied, "O-Oh.... well.... can it wait?" "Does it need to?" he took a deep breath, "K-Kinda... see Robin thinks we're both kinda burried deeper in all this than everybody else sooooo he wants us to get out for a little bit, get a breath of air ya' know?" "Robin suggested this?" she ask
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Chapter Three: The Thunder Rolls
A snore is what woke up Beastboy from his sleep- admittedly, his own snore, he groaned and rubbed his head, wich was aching from what was surely allergies- explaining his snore due to the fact that he was having trouble breathing through his nose, he groaned and slowly sat up, looking around and wondering breifly why he wasn't in his room... and was currently in Raven's... he looked down beside him and saw her curled up with one of her pillows, sleeping soundly with her cloak being used as a blanket since she was laying on top of the actual blankets, his memories from the night before then came flooding back to him and he loosely remembered that they had fallen asleep soon after deciding to get up from the floor and sit down some place more comfortable, he was questioning weather he should wake her up or not... and he ultimately decided to just let her sleep, he turned into a kitten and stretched a few times before curling up next
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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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(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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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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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 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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My Father's Eyes
I watched him fall…
I always watched them, even when my mother insisted I was too young to participate. It was heart thrilling, seeing them fly about one another as if it were as easy and natural as breathing. They were stunning to watch!
He was the catcher. The first to step off the platform and fly in the slender bar stories above the netless ground. He was the strongest, the oldest, the one trusted to be there when the others released and left their very lives in his hands.
He was always there.
For her, for them, for me.
Always for me.
And so he was who I always watched when I wasn't flying.
And it was why, that night, I watched him fall.
I saw it in his eyes first. The rich chocolate eyes that were alight with love and joy as he did what he did best. He felt the wires buck, lifted his eyes to a spot above my head and I followed that gaze. I saw the moment when he saw and recognized the fate that would not be his alone.
He looked aw
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It's never a good thing when the Big Bads team up.
Joker is bad enough; unpredictable and psychotic with extreme homicidal tendencies. Go up against him and a person was almost guaranteed to go home bleeding. Add in Two-Face to the mix and you've got a hell of a lot higher chance of not going home at all.
Batman was lucky, this time. It seemed that once again 'evil' proved unable to work with 'evil'. Two-Face didn't like Joker's inability to follow through with a plan. Joker got fed up with Harvey's lucky coin. By the time Batman had shown up, they had taken out more than half of the other's goons and thugs in a bloody massacre.
He jumped into the fray and in less than an hour he was securing the cuffs to an unconscious Joker's wrists. He could already hear the sirens approaching and doubted anyone was leaving the hideout without medical attention. Including him.
The body armor had taken most of it, but Joker had managed to slip a knife into the seam of
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CHAPTER NINE: Unknown
Despite the ability to alter its form, there was not room enough inside the Martian Bio-Ship for a proper med bay. The seat that Roy was helped into had, with a thought from the ship's pilot, been reclined and the young man was thankful to be able to stretch out and to get off his burning muscles. He closed his eyes, his fingers pinching the bridge of his nose as he tried to relieve some of the pressure building in his head.
He felt Green Arrow's hand on his shoulder squeeze lightly. "Were you hurt?"
Without bothering to open his eyes, Red Arrow shook his head. "Didn't even put up a fight," he huffed his frustration. "Sportsmaster had a knife to Rob's throat. I couldn't-" The hand tightened when his voice cracked. He swallowed to moisten his suddenly dry throat. "I'm just sore, cramped, from being tied up like that."
"There's a med kit in my office that'll have some ointment and muscle relaxants," Oliver told him quietly.
"I can go get it," Artemi
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~BETWEEN YOU AND ME...~
Though the mental bond between you and Loki had been severed, the pain still lingered in you. Your body trembled and for a moment you lost almost all of your strength. You pitched forward, certain you’d fall to the ground but was unable to stop yourself. Just as you were about to fall, however, Loki’s arms snaked around you and you fell against him instead, immediately clutching to him as you began to cry. The two of you ended up sliding towards the ground, with you nearly in a heap against him. Just the amount of agony in the emotion of all the memories you had seen and felt…it caused so much pain within you. Loki’s suffering, the suffering that no one knew about, was agonizing. If you had ever though you under
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Mitra ran down the hall as the tears streamed down her face. She had once again been screamed at for not doing an “adequate” job. She had tried hard and done her best, but it seemed that the lady she served could never be pleased. Never mind that she was always criticized for spending too much time writing and drawing. She didn’t even have much time to do any of the things she liked, but that was still too much apparently.
Mitra ran until she was in a place of the palace where she was thought she was alone. Glancing around, she sat on the stairs and leaned her head against the wall as she continued to cry. She was told so many times everything that she did wrong. She was constantly reminded of all her faults, but never once was she commended on the things she did well. And even in those rare moments that she was given a compliment, it was immediately followed by a rather lengthy dissertation of everything that was wrong with it.
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It was a time of peace in Asgard, and what better thing in peace is there to do than celebrate for the abundance of life that has been given, defended, and flourished? This grand celebration was in honor of Thor, who had, with the help of Lady Sif and the Warriors Three, brought down a rogue rebellion in Muspelheim. The people of Asgard held Thor in the highest esteem possible. Not only was he a powerful, relentless king but he was a kind and merciful one as well.
Celebrations in Asgard were hardly taken lightly. Mead poured freely from each tavern as the people united in laughter, cheers, and complete merriment. Feasts were held from the middle of the day and well into the night, and it seemed that nothing was held back. And though everyone in Asgard was overjoyed in celebration over their marvelous king, there was one in the palace that was not in quite a celebrating mood – Loki Laufeyson. So what if Thor had dealt with a few troublesome rebels? Was
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She slowly paced her chambers, her arms crossed over her chest as she tentatively bit the tips of her long fingernails. She had no reason to be nervous or worried and yet despite it all she still was. What was wrong? Maybe it was that she felt alone, maybe that she felt lost. She was a girl of nineteen, but for now she simply felt like a young child separated from those she loved. But she wasn’t really alone. Her family was all nearby, so if she truly sought their company she could have. But that wasn’t what was wrong, and trying to figure out why was driving her mad and bringing her nearly to tears.
Finally she stopped pacing and leaned her back against one of the walls. She uncrossed her arms as she rested her head up against the wall, closing her eyes and sighing deeply. Why did she have to feel this way? Why her, of all people? She did not think that she was any more special than anyone else, but what had she ever done to have such a depression as this?
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“All the clocks in the city began to wear and chime.
Oh let not time deceive you, you cannot conquer time.”
W. H. Auden
The fever broke the next day and from there Caedra’s health returned at a rapid rate. She was still the quiet child she had always been, but Loki could once again see the energy and life gleam in her eyes. She didn’t say much of Jotunheim and of course Loki would not mention it, but it seemed that Caedra would have little or no difficulty continuing in life. Loki had never doubted that the child was strong, but even he was surprised at how well she could handle something so traumatizing.
The days passed quickly and Caedra was becoming more and more impatient that she could not go outside. Loki could not explain to her why she could not leave, nor did he intend to try. He knew t
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Lucius pulled up the hood of his cloak as he ducked down the dark alley way. He was near the edge of the city, as far away from the palace as possible. He could not risk anyone there overhearing the conversation he was soon to have. “Dronicus!” he hissed into the darkness.
A man, also cloaked, came out of the shadows and lowered his hood. He was a young man, and not a particularly handsome one at that. “I’m here, quit your worrying.” Dronicus said. “Why’d you have to meet all the way out here then? And so late?”
Lucius lowered his own hood. He was a middle aged man with thinning light brown hair and a permanent scowl on his face. “You know very well why.” He hissed. “This is a delicate matter, and there are many open ears around the palace.”
“Well what about Heimdall?” Dronicus asked. “He hears and sees all.”
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The small cavern was little more than a room carved out of the rock. It was filled with all sorts of items from weapons to books and scrolls. Loki carried Caedra to a small bed that was shoved against the far corner of the room, gently placing her down as he turned and began to search for the enchanted stones.
Sif glanced around the room as she sat on the edge of the bed by Caedra, keeping a close watch in case the child’s condition might worsen. “What are you going to do, Loki?” she asked softly.
Loki paused and glanced at her. “What do you mean?” he asked as he continued searching.
“About Caedra. She is in need of care and attention that we cannot give her here.”
“I’m well aware of that, Sif,” Loki snapped as he continued rummaging through the mess around him. He stood and looked back at her. “I’m taking her back to Asgard.”
“Loki, you know what will happen if you go back,
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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
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~THERE IS ALWAYS RISK~
The next morning seemed slow in coming, but for once, you found it to be a good thing. A long night of rest was exactly what you had needed after returning to Asgard, and being with Loki was just the cherry on top. It was a beautiful and calm day in Asgard, and even though there was a part of you eager to get going, most of you was content to let the day start of slow and just wait to see how things played out. Loki didn’t seem jumping to get going either, which was sort of understandable. With the visible level of discomfort he’d had in Nidavellir, aside from the Marauders and that troublesome time, you couldn’t blame Loki for not being ready to leave Asgard just yet. For all the issues he had (or at least claimed to
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As Loki’s feet touched the cold, icy ground of Jotunheim, he fell suddenly to his knees, gasping for air. He could feel his strength leaving him – the price he had paid to travel through realms. Such magic was costly regardless, but added to that was the fact that Loki had not used any spell nearly so powerful in a very long time. He was therefore out of practice and had no doubt used far more energy than was necessary.
Loki stayed crouched for a few more moments, trying to gather enough strength to stand. Slowly, he lifted his head and looked at his surroundings. Jotunheim really didn’t look all that much different to him.
Jotunheim’s landscape still had icy mountains and spires of dark rock and ice. Now, many of those spires had been leveled and made to be little more than fallen pillars in the snow around him. Vast crevices and trenches snaked off into the distance, revealing just how much damage this realm had suffered, both in the war fought lon