DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 2Stupid weasel, he wouldnt even say good-bye, she thought. She rolled her eyes when her hand slipped off another gigantic leaf, showing a clear passage through the Jungle of Misery. She stayed in the middle of the path like always, admiring the Venus flytraps at both sides which followed her as she strolled.DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 2 in Fan Fiction More Like This
A few minutes passed, and then she noticed a ripe red fruit hanging from a small branch at the top of a mossy green hill. At first she thought it was a bad idea, but the sunlight was shining through some leaves above onto it which gave it a majestic feeling, so she changed her mind and slowly made her way to it.
She hesitated to pluck it, looking in all directions, but when it was all clear she carefully reached out and grabbed it. Her eyes were at her sides and feet, so when the vines came up to grab her ankles, she jumped. A few more came out of nowhere and snapped at her, but all missed as she dodged, thanking her last few years for making herself more flexible. One
DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 10Lindsay dont move!! He shouted. The moment she looked at him, the dinosaur figure moved, revealing two massive red and yellow eyes which locked onto her when she was looking away from it. A low growl erupted from its throat and a sudden gust of wind hit the small weasel when it huffed, making her freeze in fear. It was right then that she understood why her friend had sounded so frantic and forced herself to see what was behind her once she saw the ghost-white dinosaur staring at her, she lost her breath and her green eyes shrank, losing their color immediately. She couldnt move no matter how badly she wanted to.DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 10 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Oh no...Rudy, she thought barely over her heartbeat. The beast roared at her after spotting its scale flicker around her neck, making her flinch, but suddenly she felt a pair of arms wrap around her waist and pull her off to the right. She was stopped by a tree hitting her back and saw Buck holding her down with his knife in his mou
DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 4By the time night hung over the land, Lindsay had returned to her own domain. Shed honestly wanted to get away from the psychotic weasel in hopes that it would be the last time their paths crossed, but just the next day, they met once more. It was early morning with her picking up the largest blueberries on a bush by her territory entrance, liking how it was tall enough to block out the sunlight until noon. She reached out towards the top of it, snagging a very dark berry that seemed to be too heavy for the branch it was on, and smiled as she tossed it into a leaf-sling around her shoulder.DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 4 in Fan Fiction More Like This
It was about half full by now since shed started picking them minutes ago, but her hedge was plentiful, so she could fill it entirely if she chose to. When she picked one particular blueberry in the middle of the hedge, she felt a hand atop her own and stopped to see who was on the other side. To her disliking, it was Buck, just as confused as her picking the same berry. Her expression s
DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 12Buck, dont, I wont let you risk your life not even for me! she told him. The one-eyed weasel glanced back and shoved her away just in time when the large white tail swung over his head. He knew the dinosaur was aiming for him, but there wasnt a chance that hed let him get to the female.DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 12 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Linz, trust me on this one! Ge -outta here! he watched her disappear into the underbrush of the jungle before swiveling around so his eye was on Rudy again. Then he maneuvered through the dirt, dodging the dinosaurs feet and tail swinging around until he was able to reach the other side. There he grabbed a vine and pulled it all the way to the other side, still missing every swing at him.
Buck had his fun taking each chance he got to wrap something more around Rudys feet, and then once he was secure there, the small weasel brought another long vine up to the beasts snout, tying it up crocodile-style so he couldnt open his mou
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It was just like any other day, really; the little fifth graders we've become accustomed to, know as Fanboy, his best friend (appropriately named might it be stated) Chum Chum, and Kyle their preteen wizard friend were all engaged in an activity according to their morning antics. The three arrived on the school grounds of their quaint town at separate times like always, Kyle was early with his Scrivener Elf taking notes for him.
"Complaints again," he said as he turned away. His elf pulled out a much larger notepad from behind his back and readied his pencil for the kid to start speaking.
"To the staff behind the cafeteria counter; Dear sirs," he began, facing his personal elf once more, "and madams, it has come to my attention that the budget cuts have affected the quality of the school lunches." He paused to allow Scriv the time he needed to finish his sentence before continuing: "The food is far from decent to transfer onto the tr
DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 6The wind was mild as lava crashed below taking rock chunks down with the currents and stared the cliffs down from the other side. Buck stood like a statue, holding his knife in one hand while his narrowed eye kept watch over the falls. He had a long vine wrapped over his shoulder, just like when hed flown before, and continued waiting for another minute. His ear cocked back once he heard someone coming from behind, so he turned his head to see who it was.DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 6 in Fan Fiction More Like This
There you are, he began, smiling at the female, I was beginning to wonder about you! He spun the rest of himself around and tossed the dino tooth into the ground. Lindsay shook her head at him, pushing his shoulder when he was close enough, and returned his smile.
I just got slowed by a giant snapping turtle halfway up here, she replied, cracking her neck, but Im alright. He wasnt too nasty for me to handle. Buck looked over the edge of the cliff, staring down at a laye
DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 9He gently put her on the ground, resting on his knees, and pressed his hands over her chest. He pushed down a few times and then held her head back while he listened for a heartbeat. She had one, but she still wasnt breathing, so he had no choice but to give her oxygen himself.DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 9 in Fan Fiction More Like This
I already lost one girl Ill not lose another! he muttered loudly, narrowing his eyes. Buck closed his eye and leaned forward keeping his lips over the females while he gave up his own air for her. After a few times, he lifted up and felt for a pulse, just to be sure she still had one. Then he continued getting air into her lungs, determined not to let her go. Just as he was about to proceed with it once more, he heard her cough before breathing on her own. He smiled little by little when she opened her eyes and looked at him; theyd both done the same in earlier near-death episodes.
Buck, why do I taste peppermint and strawberries right now? She asked, liftin
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She stirred and then her eyes opened. At first she could only see moving colors, but her vision quickly returned and she could breathe deeply through her nose on instinct. After a few seconds letting everything come back to her, the girl realized that her head was free-falling and so were her feet while two hands tightly held her sides under her arms and knees.
She turned her head to see who was holding her and was almost confused when she saw Buck smiling at her. His mouth curved to the side, letting his bottom canine teeth stick up, but his unpatched eye seemed gentle and lively when she focused on it. In return, her green eyes lit up as he carried her somewhere inside a small hidden place covered by vines and plants as a ceiling. When he put her down, she found herself on a cluster of sharp-cornered oval leaves the common type that was large and a healthy green, making them soft.
Lindsay cracked her back as well as she could, but she had little
DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 8Buck pushed away a giant leaf with purple splotches in the middle to the side, making his way back home. He could see the entrance with all the vines in the way and parted them, setting his sights on his wife who was sitting on her perch like always. He smiled, approaching her casually, and decided to inspect the pineapple over again just to be sure she was alright. His knife was in the pile of leaves for now as he turned the fruit clockwise at a slow pace his one eye could only detect so much when things moved too quickly.DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 8 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Good to see you again, sweets, he said, wagging his tail a little. Suddenly he realized how old his wife was when he pressed his palm into certain spots on it, he made an indentation. His eye widened and he stopped turning the fruit as it sunk in.
Linz was right... he whispered to himself. His smile was replaced by anxiety by now as he found more problems with his wifes surface: aside from the soft spots, there was some di
DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 11Buck was standing only on top of the turtle shell and another large carcass now, knowing that it was dissolving every second, so he remained upright with pride. He took a deep breath through his nose and kept his eyes closed at least just the good one because his other one was stuck shut since itd first been clawed out. He stood like a soldier with his face forward as he awaited the inevitable, keeping one hand behind his back and the other in front, both curled into fists.DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 11 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Death comes to us all. For some, it comes when least expected... his ears dropped with his sigh, but suddenly he lifted up and smiled, opening his good eye, but I cheated a few times! Still, I reserved a good spot up there, so I should still be covered. He reclosed his eye without losing his smug grin, wagging his tail back and forth. Suddenly he heard something twang behind him, like a string tightening up with a weight at the end, so he glanced around to see what else Ru
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Dees words, struggling to make sense of them.
Dee laid out a hand. I was born female. My aunt is Cerys Newid. Our boss.
Korris mouth dipped open. Confusion reigned in her thoughts. She slowly shook her head. What why how?
Dee shrugged. I have a means of remaining male while I work which Cerys provided me.
All the air seemed to have seeped out of Korris words. Softly, she asked, Why are you telling me all this?
Dee lowered his hand. Because of what you said and what I said.
Korri kept her eyes on Dee. You lied.
Dees body tensed. I dont lie. People just never ask the right questions. She watched his eyes. They didnt waver. They looked right back at her.
Korri dipped her head away. Whatever. What now?
Dees hands splayed
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Though her answer tripped me up a little, it actually made the most sense. And it also told me she had knowledge of not only Brookville but of what I did in my own room.
I challenged her with this supposition and said, “I assume this means those three figures were…?”
“The images of my sisters.”
A straight answer.
I pressed my hands together. “Alright. Why…? Why would I put those figures of… sisterly forms… in my room?”
It wasn’t fully clear to me where I was leading this. I wondered about Jamie’s hypothesis that this girl just had the wrong trio. Perhaps there was some way to poke holes in her own assumptions and ultimately set things right.
“They were reminders. Shaky fragments of memory. I learned from them in making my own.” Hitomi’s gaze lingered low with distance to her words. It seemed almost like she was in a trance.
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It was a huge hypothetical to consider. What if we made it back home and wed been missing for all those months? At the very least, our rent wouldve gone unpaid. Surely our families would have given us up for dead. I could just imagine it now. Trio of young men last seen going for a walk.
Katsumi leaned over to whisper in Sumis ear. Sumi stood like a marble statue, then curled at Katsumi like a tiger, struck, You wouldnt dare!
Ill do whatever I must. Its your choice as to which. She looked rather solemn. Did having us here really bother her that much? I had to put the question to her.
Jamie edged back as Katsumi targeted me with her eyes in response. Her sour look could kill a flower.
Katsumi folded her arms and said, Imagine youre trapped in an old building. All the openings are barred. Theres no way out of this place. Then you hear echoing gigg
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The next words Katsumi said were, “Okay, go ahead. Make them vanish. Or turn them into girls.”
This Nina girl looked at a loss for what she was supposed to do. Eventually she said softly, with a slight quiver in her words, “You do realize I’m not a priest or a mystic, right?”
Katsumi wobbled her head from side to side. “I get that. But I also know you have abilities because of… what we talked about.”
“Yeah. The ability to see spirits. Sometimes. As I tried to explain before, I think you want someone who is good with purification rituals. There’s a shrine not too far from here. There’s a few I know who would be quite willing to bless this house.”
Katsumi sighed through her nose. “I know. I’ve been there. When I tell them I want to purge the house of all past and future men, they give me strange looks.”
“I see.” This ‘Ni
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The chill became a sickly-warm feeling. “Took care of how?”
Hitomi staggered and braced herself against the wall. “With some difficulty.”
Countless possibilities burned through my thoughts. I leaned towards Hitomi.
“Did you kill anyone?”
She widened her darkened eyes at me in horror. “How could you think such a thing?! Of course not!”
At least she didn’t kill anyone. But there were far worse things than death.
I thought of Ami.
“Then what did you do?”
She stretched her fingers. “Something that was a lot harder than I expected.”
I was tiring of this. “Tell me… exactly what you did.”
She looked me in the eye, sighed, and said, “I dealt with three conflicting elements. A librarian, a barber, and a so-called ‘demon’.”
I dashed near and pressed my arms around her on the hallway wall. “They have names! Shioriko. Carolyn. And Ni
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It was enough to make me want to come up with a persona of my own.
I watched the empty chairs and joined the others in saying “I receive this meal” before picking at a breaded ball.
It was as salty as I’d been warned.
I kept my glass of water near as I picked through the variety of seafood items Sumi made.
The crab and scallops were nice. I complimented Sumi on them.
Bad idea. It drew her attention to me.
She leaned on one arm, smiled, and crushed a crab leg with her hand.
“Thank you,“ she said, picking the meat out. “I’m glad you enjoy it.”
I gave my thanks to Reiko as well.
She slipped some hair behind her ear and looked at me. “I did very little.”
“I still give my thanks.”
She yanked the hair from behind her ear. “You devaluate it by giving it for nothing.”
Reiko hunched over her meal, signaling she was finished with talking.
Sumi was st
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I went inside first with the others close behind. Carolyn was tidying up. I smiled. He smiled back and said, “Welcome to our shop. Can I help you girls?”
Jamie ground his fist into his hips. “I’ve had enough of your teasing!”
Carolyn straightened up. “Oh… my sincere apologies. Uh… sir?” He gave a mystified-looking blink at Jamie. I could already tell something wasn’t right about all this.
Jamie brushed a sleeve. “That’s better. I suppose you want an update on our situation. We still seem to be… female. And this is the one responsible!” He launched an accusing arm to point out Hitomi, who leaned against the glass. Her mouth clenched shut and her eyes narrowed.
Carolyn gave each of us a look. Akiko peeked over the side of my hip and seemed to pick at the scabs on her hand.
He scratched at his forehead a few times and flipped back a bit of hair. “I think you
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The letter in the mail made Brandon Keene curse under his breath. He couched and flipped through the forms he'd been sent.
Two weeks before, he'd applied for an individual health insurance plan for the first time since moving out on his own. The paperwork was a headache and he'd been told to hope for no reply from the company.
With his heart racing, he wondered how much higher they'd set his deductible and whether his premiums had been given a bump. But as he scanned, there were no numbers and figures anywhere. He turned the papers over and over.
Eventually, his eyes settled on the all-important line, "The potentially insured's application is contingent on a routine examination and special adjustment by a local doctor from the following list "
Brandon read carefully. With a sigh, he noted the doctor with the closest address. On his cell phone, he made an appointment for the next day.
Once there, and with letter and papers in hand, he sighed and
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The wind seemed to push us forth along our way. It was calm, but vibrant. The trees nearby, with their triangles of green, barely moved under its influence. Jamie led, and I was in the middle. Nathan and Nana took up the rear.
My wallet and keys slid around as I walked on the pavement. I stopped a moment to stuff them both in the bag Ms. Ishida had given me. The sun shone bright in the east like the purest white paint. I shielded my eyes.
No one said much along the way. With Nana, that wasn’t much of a surprise, but Nathan and Jamie both looked subdued. I figured that was my fault.
I thought I saw Mami’s bright hair on someone in the distance. They wore the same uniform as the other girls. The girl carried herself like Mami as well. But they were going one way, and we were going the other. I gave them one last look before we turned at the gas station.
Nana finally broke the silence when we came to the cr
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A strange stillness followed. I slowed my breathing and set my legs. I watched the darkness for any changes. It felt like it was slowly turning.
“It is too late for her and too late for you.”
“I’m not going to talk to you. I’m only going to stop you and get Ami back.”
It felt a bit of flame curl through arm. I held my arm out.
The darkness receded.
“You have no chance. No hope.”
I said nothing in return. I just turned slowly in the darkness, watching for any changes.
“She suffered as a human. I have released her. I will release you too.”
I turned at the source of the voice. Ami stood before me, hands at her side and dressed in white.
She bowed her head. I knew it wasn’t really her.
“Don’t fight. There is peace to be found here. Stay with me, and I’ll make you happy.”
I flailed at the image of Ami and it vanished like a mirage.