Night BloomsA single black tear cascaded down her cheek as the water danced around her bare feet. She could feel the push and pull, the yin and yang as the water dragged across her skin. It shone a radiant blue light so blinding, Kagome had to close her eyes. She inhaled a deep breath and then exhaled.More Like This
'For ye shall be eternally cursed! The night shall fall and ye shall bloom! Never shall ye see the day. The darkness will become ye sanctuary!' the old witch had chanted when she placed the spell. Kagome thought the woman was insane, but looks like she was indeed what one shall call a 'witch'. Now, when she finally believed it, she was being swallowed by water which will probably guide her to the new stage of her life. The curse as the witch had put it.
Even though a single tear was shed, Kagome was not sad. For why would she be sad? She was all alone in this ugly, yet beautiful world. She had no relatives, no loved ones, no one to protect. All she had was herself and herself alone. No one wa
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It was unseasonably warm, even in the shade of the forest, but she was running anyway. Sweat dripped down her back between her shoulder blades, and her eyes watered. Trees jostled her from right to left, and her ankles protested each time her feet slammed onto the hard forest floor, but she didn't stop. She couldn't stop.
The stitch her side was quickly becoming unbearable. How many times had she let Inuyasha carry her? Or Kirara? Now she was paying for it - the half-demon and the fire-cat were nowhere to be found at the moment she needed to run the fastest. Her chest was close to bursting open from the pain. Her legs were on fire, and the mucus of extreme thirst was building in her mouth. But she couldn't even call out - who could hear her anyway? She must be so far from them by now.
Even so, she had to try, before she had used up all of her energy. "Inuyasha!" she croaked. She swallowed and winced as her shoulder slammed hard into a tree. "Inuyasha!" she cried out ag
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No one knows for certain when the first youkai came into existence but their very presence upon the earth was contrary to the gods’ desires.
It is said that the first youkai was born of the spirit of a bereft crane. It is well known that cranes mate for life, so when a pair of these devoted birds was separated by death, the male was left behind to mourn the loss.
Now most would not attribute such care and affection to an animal, but it is said that the crane mourned its mate bitterly, even going so far as to shed tears for its lost love.
It spent the remainder of its days in its lonely nest, leaving only to visit the last place it saw its mate alive.
After the female’s demise, the male’s health waned quickly. It hardly ate, rarely slept and became completely unwary of humans. It was the last of these which would end the crane’s miserable life. Crouchi
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A restlessness, began to settle over her as sleep became an impossibility. She sighed deeply, her eyes trying to adjust to the dim light that came from the remnants of the small camp fire. She tried, with great effort, to push aside the stiffness that crept into her bones. Knowing it would not be as easily overcome as she had previously thought she decided to continue with her original idea.
It wasn't as easy to stand as she had thought but after a few moments walking became possible. The stiffness soon began to ebb as she left the hut, the bamboo mat swinging behind her at departure. She sighed deeply as the night chill set into her bones causing her to shiver slightly before adjusting.
She had no way of knowing what time it was here, or where exactly she had wandered off to for the woods that surrounded her took on a strange look. Their branches jutted up in the oddest of directions and the leaves that adorned them became harder to identify. And ye
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Katara uncorked her waterskin and scanned the surrounding forest. The first attack would come at any moment, and with these opponents, not being ready could make it the last.
A breeze rustled the leaves on the branches above her. The afternoon sunlight lazily lit the moss-covered ground. Katara settled into a bow stance, front leg bent with the back leg straight, but with more weight distributed on the back than usual, for better defensive opportunities. As she moved, the water shifted in the pouch on her back, and Katara matched her breathing to the lazy swirling of the liquid. Ready to move at the speed of reflex, the Waterbender raised her eyes to the forest canopy above.
When the motion finally came, it was almost too subtle to catch. A shadow detached itself from the trunk of one of the trees and fluttered lightly in a way that didn't at all match the ongoing breeze. Katara barely waved her water out and down into a protective ice-wall before the razor disc sla
KyoshiAs a child, Kyoshi was never normal. She was a social outcast, a loner. The girls giggled at her when she walked past, the boys were scared of her. Who could blame them? Kyoshi was frightening. She was tall and burly. She had the figure of a man and feet the size of a Armadillo Lion. Her voice was deep and her attitude was far from what was expected from a girl of her age.More Like This
Kyoshi longed for acceptance, but at the same time she knew that she was special. Her mother had told her so before she died. Kyoshi would repeat those words when she walked past villagers who pointed at her and laughed. They thought she couldn't hear their whispers, but she could hear them as clearly as she could see the sun.
At night, Kyoshi didn't cry to sleep, but she did feel sad. Her heart ached and the only comfort she could seek was from her pet Rabbiroo, Pia. Pia couldn't speak, but she could cuddle. But Pia was growing bigger by the day and soon she wouldn't be allowed inside anymore. Kyoshi knew that when
Chase Me: Chapter 1Following another breakout at the infamous Arkham Asylum, Johnathan Crane is in hiding from Gotham's police and the Bat. Unknown to Scarecrow, someone else has been watching his life closer then he'd realized.More Like This
Gotham City, Early November
The dark rainclouds had formed together about an hour prior blocking the sun from view, and were now pouring ice cold water all over the city below. Fierce gusts of wind tore through the streets, howling and carrying lost newspapers and debris as raindrops dripped off the windows of an apartment complex deep in the bowels of Gotham City. Overhead, another ripple of thunder growled savagely, droning out the patter of the rain falling into the large murky water filled puddles all over the streets. Various tenants of the district listened to the peals of thunder from their apartment's. Parents comforted their children, lovers huddled together closely for warmth, listening intently.
Behind one of the the curtain covered windows of one
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Almost as though the world peels back
Moments pass like years in the silences
Enough of this world has gone by without changing
Something has bent, and reality breaks
Seething darkness is the constant friend
Under ceilings caked with rust of years
Now in the endless hallway
Down he crawls into his descent
Enough can never be done to atone for sins
Rest for the wicked cannot be found
Lest he forgets, up again he draws the memory
Against down billows, breath halts still
Never questioning the words that brought him here
Down he crawls, chasing those restless dreams
Silent Hill- Bitter SeasonIt had been long enough since the day of his return that James could once again blend into the fabric of everyday life. At first he had felt like a monster, like a bizarre, invisible thing that could not possibly exist among normal human beings. When someone spoke to him at first, he was unsure of how to speak back anymore. By and by, it grew easier, and soon James felt as though he was once again living his own life. His life was not a particularly remarkable one, and he blurred into the memories of those he met.More Like This
James was a quiet man, and that was all his neighbors really knew about him. If they knew about the tormented soul that lingered just behind his face, they would have kept their distance. The torment was perhaps less so after his return from "vacation", as his father insisted it was, but it was still there. Mary was still gone, Mary was still dead, and he was no closer to reaching the answer of where she had disappeared to after that last ragged breath huffed against the pill
Silent Hill- Bitter Season ch4James felt increasingly suffocated as he moved down the shabbier and shabbier stretches of road that led from Shepherd's Glen around Toluca Lake. He could sense Maria's discomfort almost as acutely as he could feel his own. When her hand came across the gap between the seats, reaching for him, he took it. Her fingers felt warm clasped within his own and sent a jolt of something terrifyingly familiar through him. Over the course of the day something inside of him had shifted completely, and now somehow, pushing her away from him didn't seem like such a good idea.More Like This
'I've been trying so hard to distance myself from her ' he thought. But now, going back to that terrible place, it was hard to want to. Mary was in the ground now, and Maria was here. It was the inescapable truth that he had been wanting to deny all along. Mary was gone, and closing himself off from Maria wasn't going to bring her back. Experimentally, he squeezed Maria's hand, and she squeezed back.
"Maria?" he ask
SH Homecoming: BurdenLong after a mostly numb and nonsense-babbling Alex had been put to bed with a copious amount of sleeping pills slipped into the glass of warm milk Lillian gave him to help calm him down, Adam Shepherd paced the length of the living room floor. He paced and he paced, as shafts of moonlight fell across the worn carpet, across the furniture and decorations that Lillian told the other ladies were "family heirlooms" but were mostly just things she had picked up at rummage sales. Adam was like a man possessed and for a moment Lillian actually feared her husband.More Like This
"Adam?" she asked softly, and this man who was the one person she was not supposed to fear ignored her words and went right on pacing. Lillian could hear the creaking of the old floorboards under his feet and somehow they sounded like her Joshua, and almost immediately the tears began to fall again. The hearse was gone and the lights of the police cars had faded but though the event was over for the responders for the Shepherd famil
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Riza wasn't feeling very well that day, but she knew she had to be professional at all times. Her heels clicked as she walked down the hall to the Fuhrer's office, and her stomach ached from throwing up twice that morning. Black Haiatai stared at her crooked headed and worried as she arched her back and hurled everything she had eaten the night before into her toilet. He even strutted over both times and lay on the bathroom floor with her when she rested her head on the toilet seat and gently he licked at her thighs. After a while she scratched his head as a thanks, and vowed that he would be the only man in her life because he was the only one who knew how to treat a woman the right way.
Her face was white, hands clammy, and she figured she should have been in bed or resting instead of working right now, but she also knew she had to be there for Mustang. It was so vital for him to do a good job now that he had been newly appointed to run the country, and she was very aware that she in
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Rin was curled up next to the two headed flying horse, Ah-un, shivering. Her blanket was pulled up over her head and she held it there with tiny, white knuckled fists.
She wasn't cold. In fact she was almost smothering herself while trying to breathe through the blanket.
No. She was scared. Terrified.
Just as she'd been about to drift off to sleep, she heard it. The piercing howls of wolves reached her ears, frightening sleep away.
She'd been lying like that for several minutes, trying to decide whether she dared seek out Lord Sesshomaru and safety, or face the wolves and avoid bother him. Finally, however, her fear of the wolves won out.
Rin peeked out from under her blanket and shivered at the darkness that met her eyes. Soon the bright moonlight gave everything an eerie s
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Go. To. Sleep.
No, Master Jaken! Tell me a story! Every night one of my parents used to tell me a bedtime story, but now they cant cause they died and now I have no one and you wont even try to
All right! All right! You insufferable pest! Ill tell you a story if itll shut you up!
Ahem, once upon a time
Oh, will there be demons and princesses and samurai and
And do you want to hear this or not?
Yeah, sorry, go.
Ahh once upon a
Why do they always start that way? Stories, I mean. Why do they always start with once upon a time? Whats that mean?
It means it happened a long time ago.
Why? Why does it have to happen a long time ago? Why cant it happen now?
I dont know!
Sesshomaru's TearsI do not dream nor sleep; I only lay beside her... protection is what I give to her fragile tiny body. The thought of the warmth she brings to my innards disappearing, renders me motionless.More Like This
She sleeps upon my mane, now as I tend to the fire. The cold brisk winds that seem to pass right through me, bring the feelings of loneliness... I put out the fire for the night as it is a warm summer one.
The girl sighs in her sleep as her back bobs up and down in breathe. The imp sleeps against a near by tree, Jintojo resting against his shoulder. The mighty Lord stands watch, he gazes across the open field, and as he makes his way to the girl he stops. The warmth of her scent carried by the breeze reaches him in an instant, softly caressing him. Twisted memories circle his mind as he gazes upon the sleeping child. His arm prickles as the hair begins to stand up. The back of his scalp tingles as he looks down upon on her. He takes in a deep breathe as he lets out a small s
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"Rin, come with me."
Rin looked up from the flowers that she had been weaving for her lord, love, and master. But, he didn't know about the 'love' part. Ordinarily, he would have Jaken-sama do all the talking to her, but Jaken had died a while back. And quite mysteriously too. So now Sesshomaru-sama talked to her, albeit very little.
"Yes Sesshomaru-sama." she said, standing up.
She followed him into the woods surrounding the field they were in. They had been traveling for days trying to get away from the Cave of Mysteries.
Rin was hiding behind Sesshomaru in a large underground cavern. She was shaking with fear, but the elegant dog demon stood calm, with Bakusaiga, his sword, in his hand. He had been rescuing Rin from a snake demon by the name of Fynharusatha.
"You cannot win, demon lord" hissed the female demon. She was staring intently at Sesshomaru. "Just give me back my lunch an
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Sesshomaru listened to her laughter as he watched her dance around in the river; kicking up water and splashing Jaken as well as herself. She was soaked to the bone, but it didn't seem to bother her. She twirled and spun Jaken around, much to his displeasure.
"Stop this nonsense Rin!" He scolded her, trying to get away; but with no such luck. Rin had a firm grip on him, and was not giving up.
"But Master Jaken, aren't you having fun?" She tried spinning him again, but he tripped over a loose stone and fell face-down in the river.
"Oh no! Master Jaken, are you alright?"
"Oh course I am not alright, you insolent child! Now stop this foolishness at once!"
He was standing up now, trying to wring the water out of his now completely soaked clothing.
"What have I told you about playing in ri
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Rins Bad Dream
Running. Thats all she could do. She could feel her heart racing as her feet flew beneath her. The pack of wolves were right on her tail and with no place to hide in this dark & gloomy wasteland, she didnt know how much longer she could go on. Never had she felt so helpless. Where was Lord Sesshomaru? He always came to save her. Fear & loneliness tightened in her stomach as she pushed herself into the darkness.
Please help me lord Sesshomaru... her plea more of a mental wish... since she had no breath to voice it. Suddenly, a monstrous Wolf appeared before her, towering over her like a mountain, almost causing her to trip in fear. Stumbling to a stop she gasped in horror as she realized what the wolf held in its mouth... Sesshomaru.
It was a terrible sight. H
Inu Fan-Fic -English-Rin ran as fast as she could, trying to escape the wolf demon that was chasing her. Her eyes were full of tears, since her first encounter with wolves, they were her phobia. Staring straight in front of her, she screamed the only name that came to her mind, Sesshomaru. The one who had saved her when the wolves had killed her, ten years ago when she was seven. She had followed him since then. Like the last time, she hadn't done anything to the wolf, she was innocently picking up flowers for her master when it jumped out of a bush, growling. She dropped her flowers and ran in direction of Sesshomaru. She hadn't noticed how far she had gotten, which Sesshomaru hated. She turned her head to see if the wolf was catching up. He was only a few inches away and clenched his jaws a few times while trying to bite her.More Like This
A second later, she felt her feet leave the ground and felt herself fall. She had not the time to turn around and grip the edge of the ravine she had just fallen off of. The wolf gr
Sesshomaru and Rin 1: REDOA/N: ok, so you know the first story I typed? Well.......there are parts missing from it that I forgot to type. This version will be soooo much better and a tad bit sadder. And quite a bit longer. And you know the whole fight scene where Sessy is turned to stone? Well...I stole that from the first ever fanfic I thought up. This one was the second. I might type that one eventually.....More Like This
Rin cowered behind Sesshomaru. The evil demon's aura was making her dizzy with fear. Rin had been kidnapped hours earlier and now the demon who had done it was pissed because Lord Sesshomaru was standing in front of its lunch. Sesshomaru stood calmly, although inside he was an emotional tornado. How dare this low-life demon kidnap his Rin? What would give him the audacity to even think of such nonsense. The only person allowed to touch Rin was him. Him and no one else. If anything happened to her, he- he- he didn't know what he would do. This de
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Aya is a woman from the senju clan,Despite coming from a strong blood line she didn't participate in any of the war's leading up to the founding of konoha,Aya instead worked as tobirama's personal assistant once he became hokage.
Though aya was often clumsy,Carrying too much than she could handle and ended up making a mess and embarrassment of herself right infront of tobirama,Tobirama would brush it off and just let aya pick herself up again and carry on with her work.
The more aya worked for tobirama,The more she grew to like him in a way she shouldn't,She knew a man like him surely wouldn't be interested in a clumsy and weak woman like herself,So she just admired him from a distant.
One night when tobirama was working late in his hokage office,Which was a usual thing,Aya brought tobirama some tea and while placing it on his desk she could see he was in a low mood,Truthfully tobirama did now and then think about his past,The loss of his fa