1.15 Chapter 33~I stood completely still, glaring at Sarah. I couldn't believe she was with these men. She seemed to, innocent and yet here she was, betraying me, betraying her brother.
''How could you Sarah?'' I snarled as two men grabbed my arms.
Sarah grinned, ''It's quite simple, I know how much Richtofen wants you, and he promised that he would keep me and my brother safe if I brought you to him'' she snapped back.
I stared at her in shock. Why was Sarah ordered to do this? And didn't she know that Richtofen was dead, or at least I thought he was.
''Sarah, WE can keep you safe, all of us!'' I argued, struggling to get out of the men's grasp.
Sarah burst out laughing and almost fell to the floor with laughter, ''You honestly think I can trust you and your little gang? You guys look like a bunch of murders when your walking around with those weapons of yours!''
''Those are meant for our own protection! Not to use against innocent people!'' I yelled back.
Sarah rolled her eyes, ''You really think I
1.15 Chapter 51~ [Ending]''I'm leaving '' I said quietly.More Like This
''What?! No elena, you can't!'' Samantha said and stared at me in shock.
''Why not? I don't belong here Samantha I never did .I need to go back '' I replied quietly.
''Where are you going to go? Back to your house? How do you even know the teleporter will take you there? HOW DO YOU EVEN KNOW YOU'LL SURVIVE IT?!'' Dempsey yelled at me.
I jumped slightly and looked down, ''I don't know that..for sure but I have to at least try ''
''ELE'' Dempsey started to yell again before Takeo walked up to him and punched him in the face.
''Your not helping! Can you even imagine how hard this must be for her and your just sitting there yelling at her! She can go home if she really wants to, it's wrong to keep her back!'' He yelled.
Dempsey took a step back and glared at Takeo, ''Don't you ever do that again ''
''Stop it you two it's not helping with you two fighting '' Samantha groaned.
''I agree for once I agree
1.15 Chapter 50~ [Part 2]''That's not the point Samantha! The point is to get this element out of me, the safe way, or should I say the SAFER way '' I snapped.More Like This
''But you CAN'T, if you get the element out of you then there's no way you can stop the element '' Samantha growled back.
I couldn't believe it, I was almost positive Samantha would be on my side with this, but no, she's actually against me. Now I regret even walking out from behind that building and approaching Samantha and Emily.
''I don't want to stop the element, I just want it out of me! Why can't you understand that Samantha?!'' I said and gave her a harsh stare.
''You want me and Emily to risk our lives just so you can live?!'' Samantha shot back.
I looked at her in surprise, ''Risk your lives?''
''Yes! We have the element in us to, sending those hellhounds here will just weaken us!'' Samantha said.
I stayed silent. I haven't thought of it that way. But hasn't Samantha sent hellhounds to the others plenty of time before?
''She does have
1.15 Chapter 49~ [Part 2]''S-Samantha?'' I stuttered and stared at the eight year old girl standing in front of me.More Like This
Samantha ignored me and gave Takeo a stern look, ''There's no reason for the gun Takeo ''
''Shut up you little brat!'' Takeo snarled and held the gun firmly to my head.
Dempsey glared at Takeo, ''I swear, if you don't let her go Takeo..I will kill you ''
''Wait a second Takeo is actually being very helpful at the moment, Elena deserves a gun to the head '' Richtofen said and grinned at me.
''No she doesn't, if it's anyone that deserves a gun to the head it's me, I know I haven't really been my nicest lately, but there's something I've been meaning to tell you Elena '' Samantha said calmly and looked at me.
I shivered slightly and struggled more to get out of Takeo's grip, ''Takeo! Let me go!''
''No Elena your safer here '' Takeo replied quietly.
''Safer?! You have a gun to her head Takeo, you think that's safer?!'' Dempsey spat back, trying to keep his voic
1.15 Chapter 48~ [Part 2]''Ok..so where do you think this creepy little girl would be?'' Takeo asked while leaning against the wall.More Like This
I shrugged and looked around on the shelves. We had ran into a small drug store and I was on a hunt for pain killers. My head was killing me.
''Well jee Elena, that's real helpful .'' Takeo grumbled.
I stared at him. Today he seemed to be in a bad mood. We had spent the night in a small house last night and he and Dempsey got the floor, while I got the bed. I still found it amusing that they were kicking and hitting each other all night.
Dempsey walked in from the back room carrying a bow and arrow, ''Check this out!'' He exclaimed and aimed the arrow at the wall, ''It's got nice aim ''
I looked at the bow and arrow in surprise, ''You found that in the back?'' I asked.
''Yea, I think someone was here before us, there's a bed and some clothing back there, not to mention this was back there '' He replied, holding up the bow.
''Do you even know how to use that?'' Take
1.15 Chapter 47~ [Part 2]I slowly opened my eyes and groaned. My head throbbed, my legs ached and my vision was blurred. I couldn't even tell where I was. I slowly sat up and shook my head to clear my vision. It took a few moments for my eye sight to clear and I knew exactly where I was. I was at home. I whimpered in shock and looked at what I was laying on. It was my old bed. I jumped off the bed and got to my wobbly feet. I looked around in shock. I was standing in my room, the room I had woke up in before all this started. What was going on?! I heard footsteps and looked at the open doorway. I watched in complete shock as Grace walked in my room.More Like This
She looked at me and laughed, ''Why so shocked? Are you scared of your hair today Elena? It's messed up girl!'' She said, walking over to me and running her fingers through my hair, ''Ugh it feels like you haven't washed it for days you stink to..go take a shower girl '' Grace complained.
I ignored her and just stared at her. I was totally shocked, I
1.15 Chapter 46~ [Part 2]''Samantha?! Samantha, where are you?!'' I yelled for the fifth time and looked around.More Like This
The world seemed to be spinning, I could hear loud groans from the zombies all around me, but could care less.
''SAMANTHA?!'' I screamed and spun around.
I spotted movement at the corner of my eye and turned to see Samantha standing there. Her face was scared and stained with blood. Her white dress was torn, and she was holding a teddy bear with one arm. I just stared at her, unsure of what to think or say. She didn't look as friendly as I always knew her. In fact, she looked like she was about to tear me into pieces.
''Samantha .w-what happened to you?'' I asked quietly.
Samantha looked at me and burst out crying, ''It's daddy, he's so mean! He beat me up, I don't know why '' she whimpered.
''Maxis did this?!'' I asked in surprise.
Samantha nodded slowly and wiped tears from her cheeks, ''He found out I was helping you..''
''He..he didn't know?'' I asked in confusion. I would t
1.15 Chapter 45~ [Part 2]''So Emily tricked you?'' Samantha asked.More Like This
I nodded and looked down, feeling slightly ashamed.
''That's not good Elena, not good at all, that only means she can mess with your mind easier now..'' Samantha said quietly.
We were sitting on the roof of an old store. Well at least we were in my dreams. I actually found meeting Samantha in my dreams was rather fun. I kind of helped me get away from the real life stresses I have.
''Why is Emily doing this Samantha? What did I ever do to her?'' I asked.
''That's just it Elena, because of the fact you did nothing to her she messes with you, it's how she is '' Samantha replied, looking down.
''Well, there has to be a way to stop her..'' I said.
Samantha looked at me, ''There is a way, find her and kill her, that's the way, but that's very hard to do, she can make people fall in love with her just by looking at them '' she warned.
I rolled my eyes and looked down.
''Elena, I can't help you anymore, I have to go .'' Samantha said sa
1.15 Chapter 44~ [Part 2]''Elena, you need to calm down!'' Jason yelled, holding on to me tightly.More Like This
I was struggling to get out of Jason's grasp but was having no luck. I had charged at Dempsey and Jason had grabbed me from behind, holding me back with one arm.
''No! Let go!'' I screamed, glaring at Dempsey.
Dempsey stared at me in sorrow and took a step back. He had said he was sorry plenty of times but I didn't care, he still shot Takeo for no reason.
''Elena! Calm down!'' Jason yelled again, covering my mouth and pulling me back.
I struggled more and screamed in his mouth. I wanted to bite his hand but stopped myself. I slowly started to calm down.
Takeo walked up, holding his shoulder, ''Don't hurt her Jason..'' he said quietly while looking at me.
''She needs to calm down, I don't want to hurt her but if I have to I will..'' Jason replied, tightening his grip on me.
I stiffened slightly and closed my eyes, breathing slowly. Once again I wanted to rage against Jason but I held myself back, I could really hu
1.15 Chapter 43~[Part 2]I opened my eyes to see that the truck had stopped and burst out laughing.More Like This
''You really need to learn how to drive Drake!'' I said, still laughing.
The trucks door swung open and Drake hopped out, holding his head.
''Elena don't run in front of trucks like that!'' He snapped.
I laughed slightly harder, ''I knew you wouldn't run me over, but I wasn't sure if you would run Takeo over or not, besides, I taught you how to use the brakes!''
''Wait a second, so you knew Drake was in the truck and you knew he'd stop?'' Dempsey asked, slightly glaring at Drake.
''Yep, I knew, I knew he'd stop, because he wouldn't hit a girl'' I said with a mocking tone and looking at him.
Drake rolled his eyes, ''Whatever, I brought the truck because it might be useful..''
''I call driving!'' Nikolai said, walking over to the truck and hopping in the driver's seat.
''Were all dead if Nikolai drives'' Takeo mumbled and looked at me, ''You seriously knew it was Drake?''
''Yea, I did, why?'' I replied.
1.15 Chapter 42~[Part 2]''For the last time Elena, I have no idea who those girls are'' Samantha said for the fifth time.More Like This
We were walking down one of the cities cluttered streets. I was deep in thought. If Samantha didn't know who those girls where, then those girls must have nothing to do about what Samantha warned me about. If that was true, then who where they? I shivered as the girls torn up face flashed before my eyes once again. For some reason, I knew that girl meant something. But what?
''Elena, how did you meet these girls? What where they doing?'' Samantha said, staring at me.
''They were skipping around in the street why?'' I asked, looking her in the eye.
Samantha shook her head and rolled her eyes, ''I think I know who they are now, it's probably Emily, she likes messing with people's heads, and obviously she thought your head was the easiest to mess with''
I groaned, ''Great, now I have this creepy girl messing around with my head, can things get any worse?''
''Umm actually yes they can, on
1.15 Chapter 38~I stared in horror as the bullet seemed to be surging for Takeo in slow motion. My heart pounded as I took a deep breath and felt power surge through me. I looked at the bullet and whispered to myself.More Like This
''Come on, stop..'' I whispered.
The bullet kept heading for Takeo's head.
I tried not to panic as I stared at it, my eyes growing red. Finally I was just starting to feel weak when the bullet stopped in mid air and fell to the floor. I gasped for breath and tried to balance myself. I had no idea what I had just did, but obviously I could stop bullets.
Takeo looked at me in surprise, ''W-What did you just do?!''
I was still gasping for breath when I answered, ''I just saved your life Takeo ''
Jason stepped up, his face was pale with shock, ''But how?''
I glared at him. I couldn't believe him. How could be betray me like this? He was my own brother, that I trusted and loved. And now here he was, trying to blow my friends brains out. No, not on my watch.
''Why should I tell you? You j
1.15 Chapter 37~My mind was whirled in pain. I couldn't even find the strength to open my eyes. Pain throbbed in my back where I had been stabbed. I opened my eyes slowly and looked up. All I could see was a blank ceiling, dimmed slightly. I tried to sit up but I was only forced back down. I struggled, it felt like my hands and feet were tied. I looked over to my hand and sure enough I seemed too strapped to some kind of bed. The thought of that sent shivers through me as I struggled more. I couldn't move it was no use. I sighed and gasped for breath, exhausted from all the struggling. I gave up and looked at the ceiling again. My mind swarmed with pain and memories. My vision started to blur with tears as I thought back to when Demon had tricked me into thinking that Dempsey was alive. It hurt to find that he really was dead, and there was nothing I could do about it. I closed my eyes again to block the tears from trailing down my cheeks. I was about to fall asleep when I heard footsteps close by. MyMore Like This
1.15 Chapter 35~I walked through the forest shaking. My arms felt ice cold and my legs felt like they were about to fall off. I had only been walking an hour since Takeo had left me to face myself. I continued through the forest, the clouds were still red in my eyes making everything in my surroundings shaded slightly red. I shivered and kept my pace slow. I didn't want to encounter, well, me again. She was just too creepy, and too think she/me killed Grace! I would never do that, I would die before I did such a thing. I walked through the trees slowly, jumping at every leave that blew in the swift breeze. I have never been this jumpy in my life.More Like This
''Elena '' I heard Dempsey's voice behind me and spun around. Nothing. Nothing was behind me but the red forest and the soft breeze. I tightened my fist and closed my eyes. I was imagining things. Have I seriously gone crazy like Takeo had said. I was about to turn and walk away when I heard another voice call my name. Dempsey's voice.
I spun around agai
1.15 Chapter 36~I could see Dempsey stiffen beside me as I faced Demon face to face. My heart was pounding so hard that I felt like I might collapse. I was staring into Demons jet black eyes in rage, my eyes growing red. I felt pain grow in my head as I stared into her eyes. In her eyes was anything that could hurt me. I could see Dempsey's death replaying over and over in her black eyes. I could see the pain of my past and started to feel it. My legs started shaking but I kept them up and continued to stare into her eyes. She turned away and faced Dempsey, snapping her fingers. Dempsey's disappeared in thin air. I couldn't help but let my jaw drop. Dempsey was never really there? He was just a trick, by Demon? I backed away and stared at where Dempsey used to be. My legs gave way and I fell to the floor. Demon grinned and stepped over me.More Like This
''I can't believe you fell for that Elena, honestly I thought you were smarter than that'' Demon snarled.
I didn't do anything in response. I was to frozen in shock
1.15 Chapter 34~I felt the knife run through me like paper. I coughed out blood and staggered backwards slightly, grasping my stomach. Pain stung through my body, weakening me. My eyes started to water in complete shock and pain as I fell to my knees. I looked up and saw a figure of a human. At first my vision was blurry with pain but when it cleared up I was horrified. I was looking up at myself. It was me, but I was torn up. My hair was matted and my eyes weren't red but pitch black. My face was bruised and black and my arms were shaking. I shivered as I looked up at myself. How could this be happening? This didn't make sense! I was staring at a horrible figure of me. My mind whirled and I fell to the floor. I blacked out before I could get answers to my questions.More Like This
I sprung up screaming and fisting my hands in terror. I looked around franticly. I was back in the dead silent forest. But everything seemed darker, as if it was a shade of red. I looked up a
1.15 Chapter 32~I let out a terrified scream as someone pulled me up by my hair. I struggled so hard that almost instantly I ripped myself out of the persons grasp. I fell to the ground and jumped to my feet, bolting away. I called out the other's names one by one, over and over again, no response, just the sound of my tired feet hitting the forest floor. I tripped over a rock and went tumbling down, landing hard on my back. I was about to get up when I heard running footsteps. I stayed silent and still in fear it might not be one of my friends. But I knew the terrified young voice that echoed in my ears.More Like This
''Drake?! Somebody?!'' Sarah yelled in pitch blackness.
''Sarah! I'm over here, just follow my voice'' I called out to her.
I listened and heard her footsteps come closer to me. She tripped over me and landed on top of me.
''OH sorry'' She said, rolling off of me.
She laid down next to me gasping for breath. I could feel her shivering and could hear her whimpering slightly. I reached over and placed
1.15 Chapter 31~''NOO!'' I screamed as Takeo pulled me away from behind. I struggled to get out of his grip and tears started to stream down my cheeks.More Like This
''Elena calm down!'' Jason yelled pulling me out of Takeo's arms and hugging me, ''It's ok, calm down, it's going to be ok''
I cried harder and buried my head in his chest. Jason ruffled my hair.
''It's ok sis, just calm down'' He soothed. I closed my eyes and tried not to scream in half rage and sadness. I hated Richtofen more than ever now. I never felt so much hatred for one person in my life. All I wanted to do is kill Richtofen. That was my goal now. I spun around and faced Richtofen in rage, still gripping the knife.
Richtofen looked up at me with an evil grin on his face. His eyes glowed with hatred and fear at the same time. I stepped closer and his eyes swarmed with fear. I glared down at him gripping the knife tighter. Richtofen stared up at me as if to test me if I would really do it. I nodded slowly to him and crouched beside him. My hand s
The Doctor X Reader ~The Rules~—message right now!More Like This
In order to function with your new Time Lord (assuming you're his friend, an acquaintance or quite possibly a stranger he picked up off of the street in order to help assuage his confidence and pride after the last one, God rest their souls) we can assume the process if going to be very difficult.
Time travel can be fun, take me word for it! Here, I'll even send you a—
All right, did you get it? Good. If you didn't, I can wait, but we haven't got all day now.
Got it? Excellent. Let's go right into your rules.
1. If he says he's sorry, he really means it.
2. When he pulls out the weird thing that makes the buzzy noise and glows, it's not anything sexual, really. Just stand to the side and let him do the talking.
3. There's a reason he's been traveling with the TARDIS for nine hundred years and you two days. Treat her with Respect.
4. When he says 'stay there
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I won 3rd place in my school spelling bee, going against 70 other kids. My friend got 2nd place, and another friend got 1st place. The man whom was calling out the words for us to spell told me "Remember, [name], If one of them has an accident, make it look like an accident, or else it'll be suspicious." aND I COULDN'T STOP LAUGHING HOLY HECK.
Anyways, I'm hoping me and my friend whom got 2nd place will be able to go onto the county round, and the one whom got 1st place will get sick before-hand. ;U; A girl can dream~
And, I presented my very first science project, since I was homeschooled up until now, and my science teacher failed me basically because it seemed to be more of a research project. Shit. :'D I'm also probably swapping science classes because my science teacher currently terrifies me to the bone and makes me actually cry nearly on a weekly basis. I've had mental breakdowns in his c
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Age: 32 but looks 18
Weight: 200 pounds, very slim
Facial structure: has a huge, noticeable scar going down his cheek, other than that, skinny face, High cheek bones
He has a huge, noticeable scar going down his cheek that he got from a harpoon grazing off his cheek, from the war against the merfolk and octopeople. He was the leader of the uprising for the merfolk. But Nova's the one Dela remembers leading the uprising so he was the one banished to the ice while Darnell and Timothy only were banished to live on the outskirts, outside the bubble of protection that Dela leaves for all the fishes in court.
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“Why didn’t you tell me that Scorch was that person who you knew could help?” I asked Shadow with a laugh as I stroked Scorch’s soft Husky fur.
Shadow shrugged as he handed me a bottle of water. “Surprise? I think? Actually it was more like I didn’t want to get you excited and then find out that Scorch couldn’t do it. Luckily for us, he doesn’t have any Guardian business at the time so he was able to give you a little more support.”
I would say that I gave more than a little support, but I think I’ve gotta give Kee some credit, Scorch admitted as his tail swished from side to side behind him. I smiled and petted his head, glad that he was able to tone his ego down a notch for once.
Cracking open the bottle of water, I took a drink as I
Control and trustAs I first suspected upon meeting Felicie, he was truly interesting. Even though I poked and I prodded and I endlessly questioned him, he could not remember anything of his past other than his name and this vague desire to help people. In many aspects he reminded me of a child. So confused yet so curious about the world around him. He’d reach out and touch everything, from plants to animals, no care if it would cause him harm or not. I, on one hand, felt like a parent, trying to keep my new “friend” out of trouble. On the other hand, it was amusing to watch him explore. Everything was like a first experience for him. It was almost...endearing.More Like This
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BN-FearStopping before he entered the home, Gullius looked down to the dead bird clamped between the jaws of his cat, the feline purring proudly. "I see you bring me another gift, Piccolino. I appreciate it but why not bring me a nice woman next time?" He said, opening the door and walked in, eyes flickering around nervously. It was so quiet, almost unnervingly so, especially after the loud rancour of the battle field...had it really only been a few hours ago that he was within the Dreaming, facing a beast he couldn't have imagined in his wildest dreams? The image of the creature flashed through his mind and he flinched, still hearing it's deafening screech within his ears...he had frozen as soon as he laid eyes on it. He was trained to keep moving, never stop, and absolutely do not freeze.More Like This
How could he let that happen? He was sure he knew what to do by then. Stay on the sidelines, only come near when needed, be prepared to treat injuries. It was simple. But as he locked eyes on the nightmare
BN: InitiationI normally enjoyed hands on experiences. Those were always the best learning opportunities I think. You rolled up your sleeves, dove hands first into what needed to be done, you enjoyed yourself. They were fun. But this...this wasn’t fun.More Like This
I was rightfully confused when Vanora, my newest teacher, has said we’d be doing some “hands on training”. This shouldn’t frighten anyone, at least until you understood that Vanora was the Medic Lead of Reapers and this hands on training was about knife wounds(not to mention a few classes often involved organs of various types kept in jars for display). Initially, my first thought was “how are we going to learn to attend to a knife wound if no one is hurt?”, a benign thought I shrugged off until later on at night. As I laid in bed I suddenly started questioning would we have an actual patient to care for? Of course not, Vanora wouldn’t stab someone for a lesson. But of course that didn’t stop my wi
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After her conversation with Amaryl, Yuki had left the flower garden with a busy head. After months of being here she had only now began to question the reality of this place. Amaryl and many others were created by the Queen, this whole word was only imagined up by the queen. And though the inhabitants of this plane had personality, depth, and even a history to go along with them...were they even truly alive?
Yuki herself had been alive once on earth. She had been born from her mother, raised by her family, and died too early on in life only to wake up here in this...dream world. A dream was nothing more than figment of someone’s imagination-namely the Queen’s imagination. So even though these people had lives, real lives, real emotions, palpable feeling, were they even alive? What were they made out of other than imagination and the so called “cloud fluff’? If hurt would they bleed blood or something else come from their wound? What
And the light's shall flicker on and off...Day quickly shifting into night, the street lamps flickered to life with a ghostly flame filling each, sending a dim light to attempt to keep the encroaching darkness at bay. Flies, moths, and other insects of the like buzzed around the lights, knocking against the glass of the casing while others rested upon the window of the general store, it’s own warm lighting casting out into the night. Within the shop, the owner sat behind the counter, eyes intently the scanning the words of an old, leather bound tome. The skin of the book was stained with age and the yellowed pages had been eaten away by book worms but it was all still legible enough to read. Quicker and quicker still, Morrel’s eyes flicked back and forth as he read, pupils beginning to glow green as the lights of the store flickered before the bell above his door rung followed by footsteps. “Hello,” Said Morrel, casually closing the large book and grinned to his newest customer, the lights returning to tMore Like This
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A love of books and knowledge Nestled deep within a corner of the library, shelves on either side of him, Morrel sat, a lone book in his hand, green eyes skimming the page quick. Morrel liked to consider himself an enigma to the land he now inhabited, a cheshire cat in ways. If one were to speak with him, he would have nothing but smiles and maybe a confounding word or two, finding pleasure in confusing others. He enjoyed to bicker with certain people, only over trifle matters of course, until the petty argument was resolved one way or another. Come to his store he would greet the new customer with a grin, explaining his wares and their usages, offering a price that was too much. “Remember, you find these items no where else.” He would say if anyone were to complain and they would begrudgingly hand over their deeds to the shop “demon”. People, no matter what, were intriguing to him. In the way they reacted to his smiles and his riddles and his words; but books and knowledge were even more inMore Like This