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 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 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
DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 5About a week passed before Lindsay caught sight of Buck again, and shed been enjoying herself for the most part the only surprising thing was that she had worried about him for a few days. Not only that, but her only thoughts had been about knowing more about him during those days, and how he was handling himself. But for now, she watched the sky turn darker as dust approached and entered her homeland. She tapped the dinosaur scale around her neck, looking back only once to be sure nothing followed her inside the large carved out tree.DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 5 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Been a while.
Lindsay gasped, jumping back a step when she heard that, and saw Buck hanging upside down in front of her when she turned back to her home. He had a smile like always, simply hanging around while she tried to gather herself. Then he jumped down, landing on his hands and feet as if he was ready to pounce on her, but he merely stood up and held his fists against his sides. Finally Lindsay frowned and crossed her arms
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 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
DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 7I feel like I should have something to commemorate my first near-death experience, you know? Lindsay thought aloud. She and Buck were just coming out of the Jungle of Misery when she started thinking about it, so she began looking at her sides for anything serving a good reminder. All she saw were trees holding leaves and Venus flytraps that had eyes following her. Buck leaned down to pick something up when she wasnt looking and held it behind his back, smiling, when she noticed him hiding it.DotD - Buck n' Lindsay 7 in Fan Fiction More Like This
Whatve you got there? She asked, trying to look behind him. No matter how she turned, he managed to keep it from her that was until her face was close enough to his own. At that moment, he held up a lovely blue flower by the two long stems between their noses, making her set her sights on it and back up. One of her ears dropped while the other rose and she took it from him when he nodded.
...A blue flower?
To remember how cold death fee
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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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Dee Wright sighed as he finished tidying the desk. Hed finished with dusting, mopping, organizing, and not a single customer had come in for some time. He cracked his neck gently and settled into his chair. The industrial fan in the corner oscillated a few times. He rapped his fingers on the wood of the table. Just three hours left in his shift.
Despite the occasional boredom, he enjoyed working in the back. It was like his own little world. It was much better than being out there somewhere in the rest of store. He liked the owner but he knew she definitely had some quirks. Like the fact she opened a store which sold gender-bending products.
It was a dangerous place if one wished to remain the same gender. Despite those pitfalls, Dee had managed, in sixteen months, never to be affected by a single one of the store products. A record he held alone among the staff. Most employees were turned within a month at most.
The air from the fan brushed at his cap with the store l
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After shaking off my confusion, I paused at the last step on my way back to the first floor. That delicious chestnut aroma enveloped me. I really was getting hungry. I planned to have something microwaveable after I finished my coding, but the udon which Ms. Ishida was warming up sounded a lot better. Of course, it was probably gonna be microwaved as well.
I peeked at the room I thought of as the living room. Katsumi had finished her job on Nathan’s hair and was blowing curling, white steam off her curry rice. Her mouth made a perfect, pink circle. Nathan was bright red with a sextet of bows in his hair in too-short but still cute braids. They looked utterly ridiculous. I gave Nathan a sympathetic smile.
Katsumi glared over at me. “Ms. Ishida says your food is ready. If you stay any longer after eating then all three of you will face my full fury. You’ll wish you merely faced death.” Katsumi
Complaints - Part 3Dee picked up the service phone. Florani Tools number was written right below the keypad. He entered the number in quickly. The customer carefully sat with her knees together, blushed a little, and looked over at him hopefully.Complaints - Part 3 in Science Fiction More Like This
Florani had a Byzantine automated phone system but Dee had plenty of experience navigating it and was soon to a human operator.
The operator gave a surprised, Hm? Oh is this Dee?
Dee flipped his hair back and smiled, Who else?
The operators voice was soft but rough, like it rose up then sliced through the air like a knife. I was hoping you would call. How have you been?
Dee let his smile go. I have a customer who had unintended consequences with an item.
The operator laughed. The good kind or the bad kind?
The kind I often call you about.
Dee could hear shoes scuffing across the floor. He glanced down the hall.
Out shuffled a tall, blond woman. Her hair was back in a scrunch
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I noticed another wave of wind this time, but I immediately knew the source. Nathan darted with all speed to Ami’s side. Even I couldn’t match that.
I did follow closely behind him. Nathan lifted her into his arms. He held her with the care a mother holds her child. He had a little trouble holding her, but Miki helped.
Ms. Ishida came from the stairs, gingerly lugging a futon across the floor. It was meant to be Nathan’s, if he stayed on the first floor. Nathan used it to make sure Ami was comfortable. She was still unconscious. Katsumi went to go get a moist pad to put on Ami’s head. Ms. Ishida brought some smelling salts and water.
My head was a storm of bewildering, unreconciled conflicts and questions. Ami’s state of being took precedence over all the rest, but in the back of my mind I wondered if Katsumi was serious about what she’d said about Nina. I figured Katsumi knew more abo
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Part of me still doubted the idea as soon as I’d said that. Katsumi had all but assumed that was the case. We sat down on the couch and looked at the recipe a few more times. I picked up a cup of tea and sipped it lightly. We couldn’t find anything else useful.
Ms. Ishida clutched her hands together. “Who do you think could be responsible?”
I wet my lips with the tea. I gave a small, cute cough. I didn’t actually feel like I was talking through helium. That implied something was changing my voice. This was my voice. It still didn’t quite feel like mine though. I wondered if I’d get used to it. Jamie didn’t seem too upset about it after belting out a song.
However, our voices had been changing subtly all the time we’d been here. I had to wonder though why none of us had the urge to leave earlier. To any normal group of guys it would’ve been a no-brainer, you leave and fi
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To say that Katsumi was a bit upset by the final vote of five to four to let us stay is about the biggest understatement I can imagine. She flew around like a caged feline and hissed to the girls.
“I CANNOT believe this! This should’ve been UNANIMOUS! Fine, you want it that way. But I’ll have no part in moving them in and no part in any of them, period. I’ll only plot the demise of their manhood in one fell swoop. Don’t think I’m just bluffing. If you, all three of you, are staying, then all three of you will be wearing skirts before you know it. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!” Her finger darted between us, and she trampled across the floor with her purse over a shoulder, put her phone to her ear, and continued up the steps.
Ami let out a long, slow breath.
“She’s actually a rather nice person. But we are always in conflict about stuff like this. She was really rou
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I just couldn’t articulate that name. I knew it with every fiber of my being, but I failed to find the words for it. It was something beyond the words I knew.
Still, I glared into the menacing dark and told it, “I know you.”
It laughed with deep, rumbling laughter.
“You think you are strong? You are weak. You think anything you do matters? None of it matters. It is pointless to try. What do you think you can achieve? Nothing. You are nothing. Give up. She is mine, and so are you.”
I clenched my fists until they burned. “Leave her alone. NOW!”
It slipped along behind Ami. “You are yelling in the dark. You have no power. You have no skill. You just watch and spin in circles. You are nothing. Let it all fade away. You will be happier.”
It was hard to breathe. Its presence felt like a cloak of dust sinking into me. I felt tired. I felt my head throb. It slipped clo
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The wicked cackle from Katsumi made me reconsider for a moment. A door slid open, and Katsumi quickly covered her mouth. Her tension released when she realized it was just Miki with a container full of colorful items, a towel over her shoulder, and a toothbrush in her mouth.
Her gaze lingered on Katsumi before she walked into the bath area and closed the door behind her. Katsumi let her tension go and looked over at us. “Anyway. I’m glad you all agreed. Now my plan can go forward. As soon as your feminine materials are ready to wear. ‘Till then, I have a few things to prepare. Don’t go anywhere, or I will physically hunt you down and super glue you to every girlish thing I have for all eternity.”
This was becoming like revolving doors. No sooner did Katsumi exit, her weighty footfalls sounding on each step (how, I wondered, could she ever expect to sneak up on anyone when sh
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I slipped into what now seemed to be my room and closed the door behind me. Just one futon remained. Most of the boxes were cleared out and the room had a stark, though beautiful, quality. I peeked around and slid open the closets. Once I’d seen all the spaces I could, I plopped on the futon and looked up at the ceiling. With all the items cleared out, it reminded me of my apartment room when I first started renting. I even considered decorating it like this back then but it turned out tatami violated the lease agreement.
I sat and stared at the ceiling for a little while. It was good to have a quiet moment alone to just relax. I didn’t hear any signs of Katsumi in the room over. I did hear Mami moving around the hall. I gave a little yawn. The floor didn’t feel bad to lay on, especially with the futon. I would’ve preferred my own bed but, considering it was stuck in a separate universe, this w
Change - TGHe poked the earth with his stick. "Change me," he demanded. It made no sound, and he stomped his foot in irritation. "Change me!" he repeated, stomping his foot lightly.Change - TG in Short Stories More Like This
The word hung in the air; he scowled, and stomped home.
The earth stood still; but not. Ants marched across its surface, carrying bits of leaves. Animals wandered about, skipping around twigs. The sun moved, and the shadows with it, and later the moon. The day passed; the boy came back, and dropped a furit on the ground.
"Now change me!"
"Why not?" he demanded, sitting on the floor. He prodded the ground with his finger, refusing to accept its silence. "Why won't you change meee!?"
"Because you're too young. Too rash; to brash. Because you do not know what you want, yet."
"I know I want this," he muttered, shifting about. He glanced up at the sky, lying down on the ground. "Mom says you were never good at doing things quickly, though "
"Your mother is right; think on it. On what you want. C
Chemistry - TG"Stupid science class." The chemicals tinkled down into the beaker under the not so watchful eye of their fourteen year old chemist. "Too many dumb dang formulas..." he grabbed the next chemical blindly, adding it in with a flourish as purple smoke puffed, turning a sickly green a moment later; he'd messed up the work in class, the professor was making him stay after class with the "special" chemicals. "Not a word of what makes them so dang special, of course," he muttered under his breath.Chemistry - TG in Short Stories More Like This
He hated it when professors did things like that; when they didn't just send the kids to "Waifly." The thought of going there made Danny shiver; he had no idea what went on in that school, but everyone talked about it in hushed whispers, a place where they sent those who made too much trouble for the children. The people who just messed up were just asked to do "special chores." Sometimes, though, the kids didn't seem to respond to that either.
"Made me look bad in front of Cara, too," he added unde
Time Share - TGStefan stretched in his seat at the college cafeteria, blinking when he felt the rough fabric of jeans. Staring in embarrassment at the sight of it on another man's butt, he practically tipped the table in his rush to remove it. For a moment the hand seemed to linger, the denim jeans tightening in its grasp as Stefan's heart beat a drop too fast. It let go as the man began to turn, raising an eyebrow as he glanced around the room to see who'd goosed him. Stefan's face flushed as the eyes lingered on him for a moment, a blush spreading across his cheeks as he turned hastily away, feet tight together and arms locked. He watched the man shrug from the corner of his eye, looking at the rippling muscle of his back as he walked on. He wondered for a moment what it would feel like beneath his hand, before shaking the thought off.Time Share - TG in Short Stories More Like This
"I'm going crazy," he muttered to himself, shoveling a bit of food into his mouth and chewing. He couldn't seem to taste the food as it slid down his throat, the man
College Girls - TGKevin glanced uncomfortably over his shoulder as Jared nudged him into room, giving in with a sigh as he stepped on the carpet. "Are you sure we should be doing this?" he muttered, nervously glancing around as Kerina walked through the door. He trailed a finger across the fainted pink paint of the walls, wiping his hands on his jeans in disgust when it came away grey.College Girls - TG in Short Stories More Like This
"Don't be such a spoil sport," grinned Jared. "We've got Kerina on our side!"
Kevin just snorted, a puff of dust rising from the tile as he let his sleeping back thump to the floor. "That's what worries me. No offense, sis, but camping out in a girl's dorm room with the mistress of zappy?"
"Aww!" she grinned, drawing him into a hug as he squirmed. A brown strand of hair tickled his nose, an uncharacteristically cute sneeze coming forth as she giggled. "Don't worry, little sis! I promised not to give you breasts, tonight, remember?"
"Siiiiiiiiiiiis!" he whined, glancing at Jared. "You told me you wouldn't call me that in p
Powder Puff Games - Mass TGBrad glanced around the girl's locker room, peering around the shoulders of the boy in front as he took the area in. He bit his lip, surprised to find himself feeling a little bit disappointed as he and the others drifted towards their assigned lockers.Powder Puff Games - Mass TG in Short Stories More Like This
"Something wrong?" asked Chris, starling him as he spun to his friend.
Brad grinned nervously in response, shrugging to give his heart time to calm down. "I just figured You know, with all the rumors you hear about this place it would be a bit "
"More impressive?" supplied Chris, laughing a little. "I forgot this was your first time doing a powder puff game "
Brad blushed, feigning disinterest as he looked around. "So Um You've done this before?"
Chris nodded. "Every time since the first time it started - whole school panicked for the first day, then by the next we were all just taking it in stride " His fingers brushed against the locker as he spoke, but his eyes were looking into the past. Someho
Ethalia - Apprentice Muse TGI sighed, twirling a finger through my hair as I watched it shift from brown to red and back again, making a pit stop at blue along the way. I let it cycle a few times from boredom, before making a face at it and telling it to settle down while I typed ideas into Kevin's brain. The screen lit up as I put in something about a ball, shifting from one screen to the next as I pushed him away from one idea and towards another. I grinned, sliding into the groove of things as I pushed my chair in a circle, twirling to the one directly behind me and dragging the keyboard with me.Ethalia - Apprentice Muse TG in Short Stories More Like This
The familiar drop down list of characters came down on the blue screen, as I shifted down the list. Most of them wouldn't even talk to me, I remembered, a bit of bitterness spoiling my mood. All too afraid of what story of theirs I was going to have Kevin tell the world next. My eyes hit a new name, a crash making me look up before I could look at it too long.
I stood up with a groan, edging my way out of the Muse cen
Sex Talks - TGJessica flinched when the door slammed open, hastily tugging the threads of her spell back in place. The yellow glow surrounding the ball flashed erratically for a moment, then gently calmed as she plucked against the threads, gently easing the discord back into harmony.Sex Talks - TG in Short Stories More Like This
"I wanna talk," muttered Geoff; He sounded like he had been drinking. He was usually too afraid of her spells when he hadn't been.
She flashed him a grin anyway, sighing at the effect he always had on her, before giving him a stern look to offset it. "After I finish my spells. Remember last time when the house nearly blew up?"
"It's another transformation spell, isn't it?" he muttered, glaring at it some more. The threads reacted, stirring until she soothed them back into place with a reproachful look at her husband. "It's always a transformation spell, these days. Every night you wanna turn me into something else and expect me to act like it's no big deal."
"And every night you get better at it than the night before,"
Valentines - TGLindsey hesitated for a moment before thrusting the heart shaped box towards her boyfriend, waiting for him to get a grip before asking, "Do you love me?"Valentines - TG in Short Stories More Like This
Riley blushed in response, his face flushing red as he stammered at her. "Wh-wha?"
"It's valentines day," she whispered, embarrassment battling with frustration at his stuttering. "And I wanna know if you love me. Before you take the box."
He blushed again, but nodded, relief flooding through her even with his confused expression. "What's all this about?" he asked.
"Nothing," she muttered, her fingers trailing against the cardboard surface. She gripped the trail of the ribbon as she went, slipping the cover off as the chocolates inside began to melt. "I've just been giving things a lot of thought, is all about the two of us "
"Are you breaking up with me?" he demanded, glancing at the melting chocolates in his hands. "Are these break up chocolates? That melt?" He glanced between them and her, panic displa
Drop Kick - TGBrian slammed his palms on the table, pretending it didn't hurt as he glared at the coach across the table. He hesitated a moment when it elicited no response, before blurting out a hurried, "What do you mean I didn't make the team?!"Drop Kick - TG in Short Stories More Like This
"I mean that you didn't make the team," shrugged the coach in response, turning another page in his sports magazine. "It happens to a lot of people. Maybe soccer's just not your thing."
"You said I was the best player you ever had," he protested, unable to keep the hint of a whine from his voice as he felt the anger slipping away from him in a spurt of hopelessness.
"You were," shrugged the coach, turning another page. "Then you turned eighteen over the summer, hit a late growth spurt, got a body you don't know how to control, and threw off your entire build. I need someone small and agile for your position, Ryan. Not someone tall and gangly who can't figure out how to kick. You can try out again next year."
"But it's my last year," whispered Brian, the l
City Lights - Cut - TG"Are you sure it's this way?"City Lights - Cut - TG in Short Stories More Like This
"Yeah; just keep walking."
"I can't even ow! Ow! Ow! Owwwwwwww!" Jed whimpered, clutching against his knee as the sharp pain subsided, jumping back until he stumbled over another low hanging object. The impact of something heavy on his head stunned him temporarily, the pain not subsiding in the slightest once the light finally turned on.
"Jed?" called John. "You alright?"
Jed wiggled a foot in response, slamming it up and down against its rest on the chest a few times in order to give his location, gently rubbing one of his hands on his forehead as he tried to ease the pain. His other hand scrabbled across the cold stone floor, seeking purchase to push him up over the chest with. It closed on something round, skittering against the floor a little and causing him to slide even deeper into the crevice.
There wasn't much of a view to be seen, even with the lights on. Two large stacks of crates moved up to the ceiling on either side of him, with another