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Title: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Vanilla Ice cream on February 11, 2011, 08:12:01 AM
Okay so I was thinking... in honor of <3 Valentine's <3  ;D day, any fan fiction's that you have, about romance, or funny romance, or just have a bit of mushyness  :P inside of them,
POST THEM HERE!!!  They can be about any character.
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Vanilla Ice cream on February 11, 2011, 08:14:15 AM
ok this is a part of one of my fan fics
"But you've saved my life! And, you're brave, and smart, and daring and...."  Alek broke off.
This explained why Dylan looked so... pretty ...sometimes.
Melinda spoke.
"its been so funny, the past few weeks, with you breaking poor Dylan's heart and not even realizing it, because you're always trying to impress me."
Just then, a guard came into the room again.
"Miss, we need you in the lobby. Some... visitors."
"ok Mert, I'll be rigth down."  "and you two, stay put."
She left, and then Deryn stood up, stumbling a bit.
"you've..been in love with me?" Alek asked.
Dylan stopped in front of him and, taking out a knife, cut his ropes.
Alek stood up.
Deryn was very close to him now.  Her eyes were entrancing.
"First of all, my name's not Dylan.  Its Deryn."
"And second of all...."
Deryn leaned close and then softly kissed him.
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Emma-la on February 11, 2011, 08:15:21 AM
I hate Valentines day. It's a day created to make single people feel all lonely. Or like they should have a date and they're losers because they don't.

Although I love Romance books and rps
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Post by: ArtfullyInsane on February 11, 2011, 08:47:51 AM
Alek could feel the violent shudders underneath his feet as the flares pelted the side of the Leviathan. He struggled with the unwieldy controls on the engine, fighting to keep balance with Klopp. Normally he wasn’t allowed out of his chambers, but those stupid engineers for the ship still hadn’t master the techniques enough to controls the air beast during an attack. So Alek was left in charge of the left side of the Leviathan.
   Sparks flew in every direction, shocking his arms even through his protection. Oil stained his finger tips. Screams filtered to his ears from the spine, sending tingles down his spine. But his top concern had to be the engines; without them, the Leviathan would be stranded in mid-air.
   A sudden explosion ripped through the rattling of the gears and pistons. That had better be one of the German spotters going down. If it wasn’t……he wasn’t going to think about that.
   With a screech, the remaining spotters skittered away. The throttle turned blue. Alek heaved a great sigh of relief as he eased on the saunter. It was over. No more deaths to hear with perfect clarity, no more cries of wounded soldiers……sometimes he wondered if he would ever be used to this ugly war.
   He and Baurer commented calmly on the multiple problems with the saunters that needed to be addressed to make the Leviathan engineer’s lives easier. So there was that balance problem, the timing problem, the gears and pistons might crack in the cold, of course those idiots might break the saunters by pushing the pedal at the wrong time, oh, and on that matter, the pedals needed adjusting on the height……
   Alek was interrupted by the shrill whistle declaring that all hand to the spine. He supposed he was included in the hands. Quickly he stumbled out into the great air beast. He scrambled up the iron stairs and started the climb up to the spine. A small ruckus converted his attention. Bovril was somehow loose in the ship and of course he was ‘becoming more precipitous’, as Dr. Barlow always said. So he scooped the furry creature up and stepped onto the spine.
   It was a wreck. Bodies lay everywhere, some moaning, and some lay deathly still. Alek wanted to close his eyes. The sickly and eerie sounds of agony sent his stomach down to his feet. Just keep walking, he told himself. But he couldn’t tear his eyes from the bodies. All of them had families, people who loved them, maybe children, and now they were gone forever. The families will probably get an abrupt and brief explanation of what happened, from a complete stranger. 
   One soldier, he noticed was wearing a sloppily made bead bracelet, maybe from a child. One was wearing a locket which could have pictures of loved ones in it. Another body was sporting a strangely tailored uniform, just like the one Dylan always wore…
   Suddenly Alek was running. Running towards that body that couldn’t be his best friend. No, no, no, was all he thought. It must be another person. Not invulnerable Dylan.
   He knelt down next to the crumpled figure. Spotting a whistle, he clumsily blew the familiar notes he had heard come the various crew and, occasionally, Bovril. It would take some time for a doctor to find them, Alek reckoned, and Dylan might need fast attention.
    Alek pushed his panic back. He had to. For Dylan. Ok, he thought. What is the most pressing problem? Well that was easy. Any wounds. A quick check over the showing skin revealed nothing, and most of the…blood…was coming from under the shirt. He steeled himself for any gore, and peeling back the shirt. But there was already a bandage around his chest. Alek frowned. He didn’t think that Dylan had any earlier injuries to speak of. Studying the wrappings more closely, he noticed that there was a strange curve to them, an almost feminine touch. And now he realized that the rest of the body was oddly curvy too. Not like a boy’s at all. More like…oh no.
   Bovril scampered up to Alek’s shoulder. “Mr. Sharp,” he said with a giggling sound.

                                  *                            *                            *

   
Alek sat despondently in the bare seat next to Dylan's bed, or whatever his-or her- name was. He had been the only person to stay with his best friend all through the night in the sick bay. Dr. Barlow and Volger had occasionally popped in, but never for very long, and Nerkirk had work to do. For the umpteenth time, Alek scanned his friend's body, the revealing curves, the small bullet wound in the stomach from the German attack, hoping that he had imagined the...curves that didn't belong on Dylan's body. But they were still there.
Suddenly Dylan's eyes fluttered. "Barking spiders! Its cold!" he or she shrieked, voice an octave higher than usual. Unfocused eyes hazily took in Alek, sitting stunned by the bed. "G'mornin'" came the slurred greeting. "Whatcha staring' at?"
Sighing, Alek said, "You." Finally noticing the open shirt, Dylan gasped. Scrambling franticly for something to cover up, she finally selected the thin sheets on the next bed over, and clutched them to her chest.
“It’s too late,” he said in a resigned tone. “Everyone has seen.”
Her eyes widened. “Everyone?” she looked down at her cursed chest. The unwanted proof.
“Why didn’t you tell me?” Alek said with barely suppressed tension.
“I tried, I really did, but the stupid Germans always barged in, or you said the wrong thing, and then Lilith-“
Alek cut her off. “Don’t bring Lilith into this,” he said abruptly.
“Right, so, don’t be mad at me! Please!” she was getting stressed now, that much was clear from her raising tones.
“Shhhhh! They might here.” Alek warned under his breath. “And…I’m not mad.”
“Thank you.”
An awkward silence followed.
“So……..” she was cut off by Alek pitching forward and kissing her on the cheek. He quickly scrambled out of the room, leaving a stunned girl sitting in silence, trying to comprehend what just happened. “Barking spiders,” she muttered.

Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Vanilla Ice cream on February 11, 2011, 09:03:56 AM
Wow!! That is amazing!! good job!!
Its alright that you don't like valentines day.  This is more for the fanfiction!!
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on February 11, 2011, 09:05:48 AM
I'm making more of my fanfic, but it's totally off topic and kinda of semi-romantic stuff
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Vanilla Ice cream on February 11, 2011, 09:38:02 AM
I don't mind! Its really good! :)
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on February 11, 2011, 09:39:24 AM
I think I'll put the rest of my fanfic on my topic.
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Vanilla Ice cream on February 11, 2011, 09:40:14 AM
ok whats it called?
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on February 11, 2011, 09:41:56 AM
It's under the creative and original title of Fanfic It's on the second page now :( It's used to be on page 1
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Vanilla Ice cream on February 11, 2011, 11:23:19 AM
ok I'll read it!!
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Sprocket on February 12, 2011, 03:48:53 AM
 Deryn walked down the dimly lit catwalk twords Volgers room. She was loaded down with his afternoon tea he had demanded earlier that morning. She had just approached his stateroom and was about to give a knock when she heard a soft moaning sound from inside. She nearly dropped her tea tray as a loud moan penetrated the door. She stood at the closed door and listened to various moans for a half hour before she heard small steps coming twords the other side of the door. Quickly, she ducked around the corner and slid behind a few crates that were scattered about. As she peered over the crates she saw the Boffin slip out of Volgers room and down to walkway. Deryn let out a slight giggle before finally delivering the tea to the count.
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Post by: ArtfullyInsane on February 12, 2011, 09:02:29 AM
 ::) :D
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Post by: Vanilla Ice cream on February 12, 2011, 11:42:27 AM
 ;D :D ;)
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Post by: FleaBird6 on February 12, 2011, 12:09:26 PM
Nice story!

I was thinking that on another topic, people commented on how Newkirk does'nt get enough love. So he will get some here...

Nerkirk knew he was a lost cause.  His mum had been trying to set him up forever, but he couldn't stand them. The giggling bum-rags, as Dylan- No, Deryn, would call them. 

Deryn had told him, and Newkirk liked her, but he relized they could never be more than friends, because of that Arch-duke. In fact, that was the whole reason why Dy-Deryn had told him. To get advice. On how to tell Alek. And now it was a week before Valentine's Day, and he knew no one would send him a valentine. Just his luck.

Suprisingly, just then, Dy-no Deryn. Can't you do anything right, Newkirk? It is Deryn! Deryn! Not Dylan!- walked in, wearing a pained expresion.  He wondered what in the name of monkey ludite would cause Deryn to feel pain.  He soon found out.

"Newkirk, I need you help again."

"Is it about Alek?" It always was. Never had Deryn helped him either.

"No. It is about my cousin, she is about your age.  She, well, she...-"

Newkirk felt his curiosity spike. "What does she need?"

Wearing a even more pained expression, Deryn finally spoke again. "She needs a barking valentine.  Her older brothers, my real cousins, love her so much, they scared all the boys in town away from her.  Me too, come to think of it. I didn't mind, of course.  Less bum-rags with their clart following me around." She chuckled sadly.  "She cares though. I know you are a decent lad, since you helped me so much in the past. I relize I have never said thank you, so thank you.  Can you please help me?"

Newkirk felt dumfounded.  Deryn thought he was nice? He thought quickly, and finnally, he thought to ask, "What is she like?"

"She is the kindest lass, and no dummkoft."

"Of course I'll write her. In fact, right away!"

Deryn smiled. "I knew you were the right lad! You asked about her...

To be continued?
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Post by: Vanilla Ice cream on February 12, 2011, 12:12:22 PM
thats cute!! and hilarious!!! I like it!!
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Post by: ArtfullyInsane on February 12, 2011, 01:14:15 PM
i wonder who this mysterious cousin is...
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Post by: Vanilla Ice cream on February 12, 2011, 01:24:09 PM
hmmm...
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Post by: Emma-la on February 12, 2011, 01:30:14 PM
Here's my tradgedy fan fic.

Battle mode. Deryn was climbing the rigging to get to the fléchette bats. Suddenly she reached the top of the ship. She took a quick break then grabbed her bag off her shoulder. She threw some in for the bats when iddenly an immense pain exploded in her back. She was falling, falling. Here rope broke and she fell farther and faster. Tje pain was blinding her. She couldn't see. Her whole body felt numb and she could only feel the one spot, the one huge pain. A bullet. She could tell. She hit the ground. Deryn Sharp died.

It's not very good. I just made it up on the spot. 
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Post by: ArtfullyInsane on February 12, 2011, 01:31:31 PM
Ouch! that's harsh! do you hate her or something?
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Post by: Vanilla Ice cream on February 12, 2011, 01:35:07 PM
WHY DID YOU HAVE TO DO THAT?>?>!!! I LIKE DERYN, IN CASE YOU MISSED. 
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Post by: Seven on February 12, 2011, 01:36:45 PM
I liked it. It was very concise, and I found that appealing. And Deryn dies in a lot of fan fics.
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Post by: ArtfullyInsane on February 12, 2011, 01:38:13 PM
only the really sad ones... and anyway, what's that fanfic doing in Valentine's day stuff?
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Post by: Vanilla Ice cream on February 12, 2011, 01:39:35 PM
Especially one that DERYN DIES IN??!!
(but its ok)
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Post by: Emma-la on February 12, 2011, 01:43:28 PM
It conveys mY feelings toward valentines day. I can add more where alek finds the corpse and kissed it, if you wanted.
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Post by: ArtfullyInsane on February 12, 2011, 01:45:36 PM
i'm good thanks ::) ;D
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Post by: FleaBird6 on February 12, 2011, 01:50:47 PM
... Personality before her looks. If you want to know, she is a dead ringer for me.  Her name is Robina(scottish name, means robin). Now go wright her a letter!"

Newkirk could not belive his luck.  He knew in his heart that he was a lucky man(Boy?)
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Post by: Vanilla Ice cream on February 12, 2011, 01:51:30 PM
dunno.  He seems kinda boyish to me
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Post by: leviathanseries on February 12, 2011, 01:57:55 PM
And Deryn dies in a lot of fan fics.

Oh yeah, she does. I just noticed. Why is that? Why doen't Alek ever die?
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Vanilla Ice cream on February 13, 2011, 12:39:31 AM
Its the luck of the main characters.  They never die.
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Post by: Seven on February 13, 2011, 03:41:01 AM
I can only think of two stories where Alek dies off the top of my head.
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Post by: Vanilla Ice cream on February 13, 2011, 03:44:40 AM
Thats awful!! The whole plot, is like, ruined!!!
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Post by: ArtfullyInsane on February 13, 2011, 09:12:34 AM
XD!!!
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Post by: leviathanseries on February 13, 2011, 09:34:55 AM
I can only think of two stories where Alek dies off the top of my head.

I can't think of any!
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Post by: ArtfullyInsane on February 13, 2011, 09:35:42 AM
if there are, i'm going to read them.
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Post by: myst47 on February 13, 2011, 05:24:56 PM
This is my own story. Note--- this is a very quick write!!!

"Aleksander?"

 

Alek's head flew from the pillow. A lizard had crawled onto his shoulder and screamed the message into his ear.

 

"Meet me in the Egg Observatory. We need to talk. Lilit."

 

Alek wondered why she would want to talk to him and not Dylan. He knew more on the eggs than Alek did and Lilit liked Dylan. A lot.

 

"Fine. End message." He said, shooing away the small animal. It ran up the wall and climbed into a hole, disappearing from Alek's sight. Alek shook his head and sat up. Dylan was sleeping in a bed across the room, his blond hair messy from tossing and turning all night. Alek felt pain in his chest and forced himself to ignore it. He wondered why that happened every time he saw him. Did Alek feel sorry for his friend? If he did, than why? He forced the thought away as he got dressed. Dylan muttered something and Alek spun around. His friend was still asleep. He'd heard outbursts from Dylan before and every time he caught a word, he'd wonder what it meant. The word Alek hadn't been able to place was "love". He'd wondered if Dylan had a girl he liked back home. He'd imagined him with a girl who's eyes shined whenever he spoke and giggled whenever he said something funny. He'd dreamed of Dylan kissing Lilit and speaking sweetly to her. He shuddered on the idea of that particular dream. He'd had many more dreams of Dylan, but that one seemed to bother him the most... And he didn't know why.   He looked away from Dylan and finished getting dressed. When Dylan had grabbed his sword and reached the door of their room, he looked at Dylan one last time. He stood there for a second, wondering what his friend was thinking in that jumbled-up mind of his.

 

~

 

Alek walked up to the door of the Egg observatory. He knocked on the door and waited. Nobody answered. He knocked again and waited. As Alek was about to knock a third time, he was pulled back. A hand covered his mouth from screaming. The person dragging him back opened the door to a closet and threw him inside. The person shut the door behind them and faced him. Lilit had her hands on her hips, her face wearing an upset expression.

 

"You're five minutes late."

 

Alek rolled my eyes and shrugged. He wasn’t going to listen to her if this was another lecture about the eggs.

 

"What do you want to talk to me about, Lilit?"

 

Her angry look faded, a worried one replacing it.

 

“I want to talk to you about Dylan.”

 

Alek looked up, suddenly interested. He didn’t think Dylan was a stupid subject. He told her to keep talking.

 

“There’s something you don’t know.’ Lilit said.

 

“Well, get on with it.” Alek said. “What?”

 

“I was eavesdropping on the others. They knew something that I wasn’t ready to hear...”

 

“Get on with it!” Alek said louder than he meant to.

 

“Dylan... Dylan isn’t a boy.” She said, whispering the last part too softly for  Alek to hear.

 

“What? I didn’t catch the last...”

 

“Dylan is a girl!” Lilit screamed, covering her mouth after she said it. She put her ear up to the door and made sure no one had heard her. She sighed and repeated it, but Alek hadn’t heard it. Dylan... was a girl? How was that possible? He felt like his heart had stopped. His mind raced trying to match the pieces of the puzzle together.

 

“But... you kissed Dylan!” he said, trying to disprove her comment.

 

“I didn’t know that Dylan was a girl then.” Lilit sat next to him and leaned back on the shelves holding food and such.

 

“If you want to know,” She said, “I found out what Dylan’s real name is. Deryn Sharp. She didn’t want to be a proper young lady back home, so she convinced her brother to help her get into the army. She came aboard the Leviathan by accident. If the ship hadn’t come in time, she would have fallen from the beasty she was riding and died. It wasn’t her fault. The beasty had gotten scared and tried to get rid of her.” She paused and then asked if he was listening.

 

“I’m listening... it’s just...” He stopped. His heart was tearing in two. “I have to see her.”

 

He ran out of the closet and back to their room. It seemed like the world was moving in slow motion and he couldn’t move fast enough. He thought that it couldn’t possibly have been true. His best friend was not a girl. He opened the door and sneaked inside. Dylan was still sleeping. He walked over to him and turned him upwards. He studied Dylan’s face. He noticed the long eyelashes, the perfectly curved nose, and the full mouth... He jumped back, as if struck by lightning. It was true. Dylan was a girl. He remembered her real name, Deryn. He stared at her, wondering how she’d ever gotten away with the scheme. Deryn turned back onto her side and continued to sleep as memories raced through his head. He should have realized it sooner. A sharp pain clenched his heart and he tried to ignore it, but no matter what he did, he couldn’t get it to stop. What was this feeling that kept coming back? Alek pulled a pocket watch out of his coat and looked at the picture of his mother. What would she say if she were here? He studied the picture, but it didn’t seem the same. He looked at a corner of it and scratched it. The picture fell out, and with it a letter. He opened it and immediately noticed his mother’s handwriting.

 

“Dear Aleksander,

 

I know these past few months have been difficult for you. Both your parents are gone from the earth and hope seems to have vanished. But it hasn’t. Do you remember all of the stories I told you when you were younger? Princes winning the heart of the princesses and living happily ever after? Well, as you grow older, you find that finding the princess is a lot harder. It takes a lot more than calling for the princess to throw down her hair. You have to climb up the stairs and catch her heart before another prince has the chance to. You both have to adventure down them again to be able to get that happily ever after. Aleksander, what I’m saying is that you’ll have to take an adventure together to be able to reach safety in life, like your father and I. Even though I’m gone, remember to always protect the people you love and never sit and watch them suffer. Help them and love them. I hope you live a long and amazing life. I love you, Alek. Never forget that.

 

Your mother.”



Alek’s tears had smothered some of the writing, but he understood it all. He looked at Deryn and his heart felt the biggest charge of pain he'd ever experienced. Instead of pushing the feeling away though, he grabbed onto them and finally understood it. He knew what his feelings were, he’d just never known them too well to express them. Deryn started to say something and Alek ran to her side. She muttered only one word, but it was enough to confirm Alek’s feelings.

 

“Alek”

 

“I’m here.” He told her. Her eyes shot open and she sat up. Her eyes widened as she saw him.

 

“Did you hear anything, lad?” She asked. She started to push the sheets away.

 

“Deryn.” Alek said.

 

“What is..” She froze. Her eyes started tearing and she covered her mouth in shock.

 

“Who... Who told you?” She asked, a tear falling onto her cheek.

 

“Lilit.” He said blankly. His heart was pounding. How would she react?

 

Another tear fell from her eyes.

 

“I meant to tell you. I did. I just, didn’t know what you’d say... and I...” She stopped and started to breathe faster. She put a hand up to heart and kept crying.

 

“My heart’s pounding, lad.” She said. She wouldn’t look at Alek. “I know you’re upset at me.” She said, her tears falling onto her shirt.

 

“I was at first.” Alek admitted. “But I was too confused to even notice the anger. After a while, I realized that maybe you had reasons to not tell me... and I realized what they were.”

 

Deryn looked up at this.

 

“Then what were my reasons?” She asked.

 

Alek reached over and took her hand. His heart raced faster, her touch electrifying him.

“You didn’t want to ruin our friendship and kept quiet about your feelings so I would never get hurt.”

 

She nodded and wiped away her last tear.

 

“I’m sorry.” She said.

 

“I’m sorry.” Alek said. He leaned in closer. “I never told you how I felt.”

 

Deryn froze again.

 

“And what are those?” She asked.


Alek leaned in closer. He kept coming towards her until their lips met. Deryn seemed to melt after a few seconds. She put her arms around his neck and Alek put his hands on her waist. Deryn closed her eyes and breathed out. Alek did the same and felt his heart melt with hers. She pulled away and broke into a smile. Alek stared into her eyes and remembered his mother's words. The prince always found a princess, but it did indeed took a while to find and win her heart.
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Post by: holywalrus2 on February 13, 2011, 10:44:03 PM
LOVE IT!!!!!!!! :D
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Post by: ArtfullyInsane on February 14, 2011, 04:36:47 AM
that was good!!! :D
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Post by: myst47 on February 14, 2011, 10:32:00 AM
LOVE IT!!!!!!!! :D

THANKX.  :P
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Post by: FleaBird6 on February 14, 2011, 10:50:25 AM
Nicely poetic ending!
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Post by: leviathanseries on February 14, 2011, 11:43:23 AM
This is my own story. Note--- this is a very quick write!!!

...Amazing! I loved it! I especially loved the letter Alek's mom wrote to him. Wonderfully done! :D
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Post by: Bea-la on February 14, 2011, 11:58:56 AM
I can only think of two stories where Alek dies off the top of my head.
good then Edward will have no competition on the fourm.
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Post by: ArtfullyInsane on February 15, 2011, 08:44:45 AM
i don't think there are any fanfic were Edward dies :'(
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Post by: FleaBird6 on February 15, 2011, 08:45:55 AM
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! (not you edward :D)
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Post by: ArtfullyInsane on February 15, 2011, 08:49:57 AM
 ;D
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Post by: One Person on February 15, 2011, 12:15:29 PM
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!! HONOR TO YOU ALL!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!! LOVE IN THE AIR!!!! ALEK AND DERYN FOREVER!!!! HOOOOAAAHH!!!
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Post by: Islana on February 15, 2011, 12:18:27 PM
YAY FOR VALENTINES DAY! :3
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Post by: Bea-la on February 15, 2011, 12:21:30 PM
 :D
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Post by: One Person on February 15, 2011, 12:21:38 PM
nazi SALUTE!
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Post by: FleaBird6 on February 15, 2011, 12:24:12 PM
In the pledge of alligence, (originated in ~WWII) there was supposed to be a salute to the flag, but the government decided it looked to much like the nazi salute.
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Post by: Bea-la on February 15, 2011, 12:24:39 PM
What does that have to do with anything?
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Post by: Vanilla Ice cream on February 15, 2011, 12:29:07 PM
Hi Im back i was sick  :P
Happy Valentines Day!!!
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Post by: Bea-la on February 15, 2011, 12:29:26 PM
 :)
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Post by: FleaBird6 on February 15, 2011, 12:46:04 PM
Nothing.
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Post by: leviathanseries on February 15, 2011, 01:19:14 PM
Yes, Happy Valentines Day! :)
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Post by: myst47 on February 15, 2011, 02:20:40 PM
i don't think there are any fanfic were Edward dies :'(

EDWARD fell from a tree and had a heart attack.
BELLA had a heart attack because she couldn't live without Edward.
EDWARD realized that he couldn't have a heart attack and was too late to save Bella.
JACOB Fell off a cliff and met a country singer.
EDWARD stole the singer's heart.
JACOB was upset and tore Edward to shreds with his dog teeth.
EDWARD dies in a forest fire.

Bella's a little heartbreaker today...   :D
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: FleaBird6 on February 15, 2011, 02:22:15 PM
Hehe... funny
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: myst47 on February 15, 2011, 02:40:28 PM
Hehe... funny

Thanks!   :)
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: FleaBird6 on February 15, 2011, 03:10:37 PM
Welcome! HIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just relized i had not said hi to you yet.
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Bea-la on February 15, 2011, 11:06:43 PM
ALEK gets arrested for treason
DERYN decides she hates him
EDWARD kills Alek
EDWARD dumps BELLA and marries DERYN
ALEK'S soul becomes a ghost
ALEK spends the rest of his life in misery
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Cyanrain on February 16, 2011, 05:18:07 AM
I find that most offensive, Bea-la. >=C
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: FleaBird6 on February 16, 2011, 08:52:01 AM
Can't we keep the Edward vs. Alek thing on a different thread?

This is about valentines day. LOVE
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: myst47 on February 16, 2011, 09:54:17 AM
Welcome! HIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just relized i had not said hi to you yet.

Thanks! I really like this forum so far!!! It's lots of fun!   :D
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: myst47 on February 16, 2011, 10:07:20 AM
Deryn+Sparkly Vampire= Trouble

Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: FleaBird6 on February 16, 2011, 10:49:50 AM
Can we keep the vampires to the conversation threads, off-topic threads, other book threads, or the EDWARD VS. ALEK topic under Leviathan? I know we all go off topic(I was the one who brought up Twilight, but as a one time comment  :-[ ), but this is for Valentine's day fanfics about Leviathan characters. :-\
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Vanilla Ice cream on February 16, 2011, 12:14:58 PM
ROMANTIC fan fics.  welcome, new person.  I am vanilla or VIc, whichever.
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: myst47 on February 16, 2011, 12:44:58 PM
ROMANTIC fan fics.  welcome, new person.  I am vanilla or VIc, whichever.

Thanks!  :D
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: monkeys_r_us on February 16, 2011, 01:00:05 PM
DERYN kills EDWARD
BELLA is an annoying Mary-Sue about it
DERYN drops BELLA off the side of the Leviathan
ALEK falls madly in love with DERYN and they live happily ever after
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: myst47 on February 16, 2011, 01:02:37 PM
DERYN kills EDWARD
BELLA is an annoying Mary-Sue about it
DERYN drops BELLA off the side of the Leviathan
ALEK falls madly in love with DERYN and they live happily ever after

That sounds about right.  ;D
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: FleaBird6 on February 16, 2011, 01:46:34 PM
Really. Can we stay on topic? There are plenty of other threads for Twighlight crossovers. This thread has absolutly nothing to do with twighligt.
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: myst47 on February 16, 2011, 03:21:20 PM
Really. Can we stay on topic? There are plenty of other threads for Twighlight crossovers. This thread has absolutly nothing to do with twighligt.

Sorry!
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: FleaBird6 on February 16, 2011, 04:03:11 PM
Don't worry, I do that off-topicness all the time, expesially when I was newer, so, yeah, I'm a hippocrite.

Do you have any fanfics though? it would be nice to see them.
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: myst47 on February 16, 2011, 04:28:20 PM
Don't worry, I do that off-topicness all the time, expesially when I was newer, so, yeah, I'm a hippocrite.

Do you have any fanfics though? it would be nice to see them.

I think you already read it but it's called Fairy Tales~ A story I made up... Alek Finds out a few things...

It's a very quick write! Hope you enjoy it!  :)
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: myst47 on February 16, 2011, 04:29:43 PM
Don't worry, I do that off-topicness all the time, expesially when I was newer, so, yeah, I'm a hippocrite.

Do you have any fanfics though? it would be nice to see them.

I think you already read it but it's called Fairy Tales~ A story I made up... Alek Finds out a few things...

It's a very quick write! Hope you enjoy it!  :)

AH! I checked and I didn't see a comment from you! Sorry, it's taking me a while to get to know everyone  :D

~myst47
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: FleaBird6 on February 16, 2011, 04:35:25 PM
I'll have to look at it :)
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: myst47 on February 16, 2011, 04:41:13 PM
I'll have to look at it :)

Cool! Thanks!  :)
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: ArtfullyInsane on February 17, 2011, 08:44:46 AM
my fanfic has more a romantic flavoring than all romance, so i don't think i'll put it on here.
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Kieya on April 25, 2011, 11:21:20 PM
This is my own story. Note--- this is a very quick write!!!

"Aleksander?"

 

Alek's head flew from the pillow. A lizard had crawled onto his shoulder and screamed the message into his ear.

 

"Meet me in the Egg Observatory. We need to talk. Lilit."

 

Alek wondered why she would want to talk to him and not Dylan. He knew more on the eggs than Alek did and Lilit liked Dylan. A lot.

 

"Fine. End message." He said, shooing away the small animal. It ran up the wall and climbed into a hole, disappearing from Alek's sight. Alek shook his head and sat up. Dylan was sleeping in a bed across the room, his blond hair messy from tossing and turning all night. Alek felt pain in his chest and forced himself to ignore it. He wondered why that happened every time he saw him. Did Alek feel sorry for his friend? If he did, than why? He forced the thought away as he got dressed. Dylan muttered something and Alek spun around. His friend was still asleep. He'd heard outbursts from Dylan before and every time he caught a word, he'd wonder what it meant. The word Alek hadn't been able to place was "love". He'd wondered if Dylan had a girl he liked back home. He'd imagined him with a girl who's eyes shined whenever he spoke and giggled whenever he said something funny. He'd dreamed of Dylan kissing Lilit and speaking sweetly to her. He shuddered on the idea of that particular dream. He'd had many more dreams of Dylan, but that one seemed to bother him the most... And he didn't know why.   He looked away from Dylan and finished getting dressed. When Dylan had grabbed his sword and reached the door of their room, he looked at Dylan one last time. He stood there for a second, wondering what his friend was thinking in that jumbled-up mind of his.

 

~

 

Alek walked up to the door of the Egg observatory. He knocked on the door and waited. Nobody answered. He knocked again and waited. As Alek was about to knock a third time, he was pulled back. A hand covered his mouth from screaming. The person dragging him back opened the door to a closet and threw him inside. The person shut the door behind them and faced him. Lilit had her hands on her hips, her face wearing an upset expression.

 

"You're five minutes late."

 

Alek rolled my eyes and shrugged. He wasn’t going to listen to her if this was another lecture about the eggs.

 

"What do you want to talk to me about, Lilit?"

 

Her angry look faded, a worried one replacing it.

 

“I want to talk to you about Dylan.”

 

Alek looked up, suddenly interested. He didn’t think Dylan was a stupid subject. He told her to keep talking.

 

“There’s something you don’t know.’ Lilit said.

 

“Well, get on with it.” Alek said. “What?”

 

“I was eavesdropping on the others. They knew something that I wasn’t ready to hear...”

 

“Get on with it!” Alek said louder than he meant to.

 

“Dylan... Dylan isn’t a boy.” She said, whispering the last part too softly for  Alek to hear.

 

“What? I didn’t catch the last...”

 

“Dylan is a girl!” Lilit screamed, covering her mouth after she said it. She put her ear up to the door and made sure no one had heard her. She sighed and repeated it, but Alek hadn’t heard it. Dylan... was a girl? How was that possible? He felt like his heart had stopped. His mind raced trying to match the pieces of the puzzle together.

 

“But... you kissed Dylan!” he said, trying to disprove her comment.

 

“I didn’t know that Dylan was a girl then.” Lilit sat next to him and leaned back on the shelves holding food and such.

 

“If you want to know,” She said, “I found out what Dylan’s real name is. Deryn Sharp. She didn’t want to be a proper young lady back home, so she convinced her brother to help her get into the army. She came aboard the Leviathan by accident. If the ship hadn’t come in time, she would have fallen from the beasty she was riding and died. It wasn’t her fault. The beasty had gotten scared and tried to get rid of her.” She paused and then asked if he was listening.

 

“I’m listening... it’s just...” He stopped. His heart was tearing in two. “I have to see her.”

 

He ran out of the closet and back to their room. It seemed like the world was moving in slow motion and he couldn’t move fast enough. He thought that it couldn’t possibly have been true. His best friend was not a girl. He opened the door and sneaked inside. Dylan was still sleeping. He walked over to him and turned him upwards. He studied Dylan’s face. He noticed the long eyelashes, the perfectly curved nose, and the full mouth... He jumped back, as if struck by lightning. It was true. Dylan was a girl. He remembered her real name, Deryn. He stared at her, wondering how she’d ever gotten away with the scheme. Deryn turned back onto her side and continued to sleep as memories raced through his head. He should have realized it sooner. A sharp pain clenched his heart and he tried to ignore it, but no matter what he did, he couldn’t get it to stop. What was this feeling that kept coming back? Alek pulled a pocket watch out of his coat and looked at the picture of his mother. What would she say if she were here? He studied the picture, but it didn’t seem the same. He looked at a corner of it and scratched it. The picture fell out, and with it a letter. He opened it and immediately noticed his mother’s handwriting.

 

“Dear Aleksander,

 

I know these past few months have been difficult for you. Both your parents are gone from the earth and hope seems to have vanished. But it hasn’t. Do you remember all of the stories I told you when you were younger? Princes winning the heart of the princesses and living happily ever after? Well, as you grow older, you find that finding the princess is a lot harder. It takes a lot more than calling for the princess to throw down her hair. You have to climb up the stairs and catch her heart before another prince has the chance to. You both have to adventure down them again to be able to get that happily ever after. Aleksander, what I’m saying is that you’ll have to take an adventure together to be able to reach safety in life, like your father and I. Even though I’m gone, remember to always protect the people you love and never sit and watch them suffer. Help them and love them. I hope you live a long and amazing life. I love you, Alek. Never forget that.

 

Your mother.”



Alek’s tears had smothered some of the writing, but he understood it all. He looked at Deryn and his heart felt the biggest charge of pain he'd ever experienced. Instead of pushing the feeling away though, he grabbed onto them and finally understood it. He knew what his feelings were, he’d just never known them too well to express them. Deryn started to say something and Alek ran to her side. She muttered only one word, but it was enough to confirm Alek’s feelings.

 

“Alek”

 

“I’m here.” He told her. Her eyes shot open and she sat up. Her eyes widened as she saw him.

 

“Did you hear anything, lad?” She asked. She started to push the sheets away.

 

“Deryn.” Alek said.

 

“What is..” She froze. Her eyes started tearing and she covered her mouth in shock.

 

“Who... Who told you?” She asked, a tear falling onto her cheek.

 

“Lilit.” He said blankly. His heart was pounding. How would she react?

 

Another tear fell from her eyes.

 

“I meant to tell you. I did. I just, didn’t know what you’d say... and I...” She stopped and started to breathe faster. She put a hand up to heart and kept crying.

 

“My heart’s pounding, lad.” She said. She wouldn’t look at Alek. “I know you’re upset at me.” She said, her tears falling onto her shirt.

 

“I was at first.” Alek admitted. “But I was too confused to even notice the anger. After a while, I realized that maybe you had reasons to not tell me... and I realized what they were.”

 

Deryn looked up at this.

 

“Then what were my reasons?” She asked.

 

Alek reached over and took her hand. His heart raced faster, her touch electrifying him.

“You didn’t want to ruin our friendship and kept quiet about your feelings so I would never get hurt.”

 

She nodded and wiped away her last tear.

 

“I’m sorry.” She said.

 

“I’m sorry.” Alek said. He leaned in closer. “I never told you how I felt.”

 

Deryn froze again.

 

“And what are those?” She asked.


Alek leaned in closer. He kept coming towards her until their lips met. Deryn seemed to melt after a few seconds. She put her arms around his neck and Alek put his hands on her waist. Deryn closed her eyes and breathed out. Alek did the same and felt his heart melt with hers. She pulled away and broke into a smile. Alek stared into her eyes and remembered his mother's words. The prince always found a princess, but it did indeed took a while to find and win her heart.


This is not good................................................. ITS TOTALLY AWESOMEEE
I know this aint Valentines no more but i love this and i was browsing along Leviathan coz i was bored i started reading this....
I love it <3!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 26, 2011, 09:35:23 AM
I'll eventually post one....GRAPHIC VIOLENCE WARNING....

Might make you cry..

But no good guys die..    ::)
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Vanny I/c on April 26, 2011, 10:14:52 AM
thank goodness. wait is volger considered a good guy?
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 26, 2011, 02:51:40 PM
...Don't know...
But I haven't found a place for him though...so he probably won't show up



......First I have to write the stupid thing..... :-\
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 26, 2011, 03:01:34 PM
ACK!   Keep commenting!  Keep this thread on top so I can post mine! :o
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: leviathanseries on April 27, 2011, 10:42:12 AM
You could post it even if it got pushed down all the way to the last page. Don't worry.
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Awesomegoat on April 27, 2011, 11:20:44 AM
DERYN kills EDWARD
BELLA is an annoying Mary-Sue about it
DERYN drops BELLA off the side of the Leviathan
ALEK falls madly in love with DERYN and they live happily ever after


PEOPLE KEEP TALKING ABOUT MARY-SUES!!!!  WHAT IS A MARY-SUE? IS IT BAD?  BECAUSE I WAS TOLD IT IS!!  (i think)... * Has crazy heart attack* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sorry about that... ::)
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 27, 2011, 11:21:24 AM
okay....
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Awesomegoat on April 27, 2011, 11:42:43 AM
hehehe.......
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: waxesnostalgic on April 27, 2011, 12:01:35 PM
Definition of a Mary Sue (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MarySue) (unless you were joking about that)
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 27, 2011, 12:17:26 PM
DERYN kills EDWARD
BELLA is an annoying Mary-Sue about it
DERYN drops BELLA off the side of the Leviathan
ALEK falls madly in love with DERYN and they live happily ever after


PEOPLE KEEP TALKING ABOUT MARY-SUES!!!!  WHAT IS A MARY-SUE? IS IT BAD?  BECAUSE I WAS TOLD IT IS!!  (i think)... * Has crazy heart attack* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sorry about that... ::)
I do like the way it's going...so far....with all the school girls going goo-goo-eyed for Edward....
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 27, 2011, 12:23:43 PM
*Writing mine*....

(I'd wait a few hours)

But it's gonna be good 8)
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Awesomegoat on April 27, 2011, 12:31:19 PM
Definition of a Mary Sue (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/MarySue) (unless you were joking about that)

I understand now... Thx!!!!!
And no, I wasn't joking.
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 27, 2011, 02:15:40 PM
*Writing mine*....

(I'd wait a few hours)

But it's gonna be good 8)
Check that: wait a few days...I got up to page five in about an hour and a half....

It may also be on the fanfic board...
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Awesomegoat on April 27, 2011, 02:18:05 PM
Yay!  I can't wait to read it!
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Kieya on April 27, 2011, 06:43:28 PM
Hurry!!!
I'm waiting
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 28, 2011, 08:23:59 AM
Yay!  I can't wait to read it!

I'll just say it now:  I use vivid imagery to describe scenes of violence...there is lots of blood, death, and near-death situations...

If you have a weak stomach, or cry easily, you have been warned.

Period.
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 28, 2011, 08:29:04 AM
Actually...i'll give a sneak-peak...

Suddenly, the crank at his side began creek. He glanced at it, then up at Dylan in the Huxley. It looked under inflated…too under inflated. It was losing altitude! Dylan spun in the harness, making cranking motions at Alek. So that’s what the boy did. But the beastie was falling too fast! Cranking as fast as he could, he looked back over his shoulder. He wasn’t going to make it! Then he heard a snapping noise. He quickly looked down at the rope connecting Dylan to the ship. It was torn and frayed. He looked back over his shoulder. The beastie was free-falling! It passed out of view. The crank had pulled the rope taught on the front, but under, the rope was falling off of the mechanism. Well That’s not doing any good! Alek thought.
     In a blur, the rope snapped off the crank and somehow wrapped itself around Alek’s ankle. He was immediately pulled off his feet, and was being dragged over the side! He grappled for any rigging that he could hold on to. He caught one, but was pulled off. Suddenly he was falling free of the ship, away from safety, and possibly his life…
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Awesomegoat on April 28, 2011, 08:34:51 AM
Please hurry up and post! 
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 28, 2011, 08:59:07 AM
I'm on page six as we speak!
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 28, 2011, 11:10:08 AM
Check for it tonight!    ;D
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Awesomegoat on April 28, 2011, 11:30:15 AM
yayyyy!!! *pause* what time?
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 28, 2011, 02:02:00 PM
.... :-\   Check tomorrow... :(
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Awesomegoat on April 28, 2011, 02:05:20 PM
Okay! *is jumping out of bed* can't wait for tomorrow!!! Something to look forward to!!! Thx!!!
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 29, 2011, 09:50:37 AM
 >:(    Gaaaah! I'm soo busy!!!  I'll try my hardest to get it posted tonight...and if not, then garunteed on Friday...    :o

But here's another sample...

Dylan had kept his midshipman collared shirt and tie on, wearing over it a brown waistcoat, overlapped by a long farmer’s coat much like Alek’s, which was tied off at the waist by a red sash. His baggy tan trousers stolen from the farmer’s wardrobe billowed at the bottom as they were stuffed into his tall boots. His rigging knife was also holstered in his right boot.
     “Best we get moving?” Alek asked as Deryn stood. “Wait a moment, I found something that we might need.” And with that, he ascended a ladder that Alek hadn’t even noticed until now. “What is it?” He asked. “You mean, what are they.” Alek heard the lid of a trunk lift open, and some familiar clicking noises soon emitted from the upper level. Dylan’s head appeared over the edge. “Catch!” he said, dropping something at Alek. His arms closed around the object. A gun belt! In it’s leather holster was a shining black Steyr semi-automatic pistol. On the black leathered belt hung six clips full of ammunition. Just who was this farmer?
     Dylan descended the ladder. He didn’t look armed, but he opened his coat to reveal two formidable looking revolvers. “The Colt forty-five, ‘The Gun That Won The West’.” He said as he pulled one out of the shoulder holster and spun the cylinder. “I love these things. My da had about four of ‘em. By the way,” he reached into his coat pocket, “ I also found these.” He handed Alek a small collection of gold coins. “We could stay at an inn with this!” he said. “Let’s get moving then.”
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 29, 2011, 10:12:06 AM
 >:(    >:(   Epic frustration!!!!


Tomorrow.... :'(
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 09:07:01 AM
It'll be up today!!!    ;D

....unless something explodes and I have to be dragged away....
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 12:04:35 PM
And here it is...in all of its twenty page long glory!

Warning: Graphic violence.
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Falconsong on April 30, 2011, 12:06:22 PM
Actually...i'll give a sneak-peak...

Suddenly, the crank at his side began creek. He glanced at it, then up at Dylan in the Huxley. It looked under inflated…too under inflated. It was losing altitude! Dylan spun in the harness, making cranking motions at Alek. So that’s what the boy did. But the beastie was falling too fast! Cranking as fast as he could, he looked back over his shoulder. He wasn’t going to make it! Then he heard a snapping noise. He quickly looked down at the rope connecting Dylan to the ship. It was torn and frayed. He looked back over his shoulder. The beastie was free-falling! It passed out of view. The crank had pulled the rope taught on the front, but under, the rope was falling off of the mechanism. Well That’s not doing any good! Alek thought.
     In a blur, the rope snapped off the crank and somehow wrapped itself around Alek’s ankle. He was immediately pulled off his feet, and was being dragged over the side! He grappled for any rigging that he could hold on to. He caught one, but was pulled off. Suddenly he was falling free of the ship, away from safety, and possibly his life…


It should be deflated, not under inflated, just saying! Also, your story didn't show up...I'm guessing it was too long...
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 12:11:19 PM
working on it.... 
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 12:12:11 PM
Love Found at Death’s Door

     “Mr. Sharp!” Deryn jumped at the sound of the coxswain’s voice. “Your assistance has been requested on the dorsal crank. Bring the boy prisoner with you. End message.” The lizard scampered away across the airship’s flank as Deryn gazed back down at her sketchpad. Drawn on its white surface was a quick sketch of Alek sitting at the controls of the starboard engine. Deryn had become so mesmerized with capturing every possible detail of the Austro-Hungarian prince that she hadn’t seen the lizard run up beside her. Chuckling at herself, she stood on the Leviathan’s taught surface, pulling tight against the harness that she’d attached to the rigging. Standing this way, the hills and fields of Germany rolled past directly in front of her. Deryn reckoned they were a few thousand feet up at least, but the airship was slightly closer to the ground than it had been a while ago. So they were descending…
     Wondering what Mr. Rigby had planned for her and Alek at the dorsal crank was beyond her, but she thought it probably had something to do with their descent.

OOOOO
     “We seem to be losing altitude young master,” Klopp said. “And so we are.” Alek replied. “How’s the carburettor, Hoffman?” A bang and a string of curses emitted from the back of the engine pod as Hoffman basically pulled his head out of the engine block, his face smeared with engine grease. “Should be a few more minutes of adjustment, sir.” “Good.”
     Alek caught movement out of the corner of his eye, and turned to witness Dylan bounding down the Leviathan’s flank. Their eyes met, and the midshipman pointed at Alek and indicated for him to follow. Alek raised his arm, expressing ‘why’. “Mr. Rigby!” Dylan shouted at him. At recognizing the coxswain’s name, he told Klopp to stay at the controls, then fastened himself onto the rigging.

*****
     “Thank you for finally showing up gentlemen.” Rigby said. “You’re welcome,” Deryn said mockingly. Normally she wouldn’t joke around like that, but today she was feeling unexplainably giddy. She glanced at Alek, and the giddiness, jumped up again.
     “As you can see to my left, there is a Huxley waiting to take a passenger up.” Deryn followed the man’s indication, and, sure enough, there was one of the beasties floating gracefully next to the ship. But this Huxley looked different…almost, old and decrepit. Its skin had a very pale gray hue to it, and it didn’t seem to be as taught as the others. “Today is this particular Huxley’s last mission, which is why we’ve chosen you, Sharp, to go up in it. And you are our lightest middy.” “What’s the reason, sir?” Deryn asked. “Well, if you haven’t noticed his absence already, Newkirk’s been skulking around down there to check for any anti-aircraft artillery in those old barns.”
     Deryn had been wondering why she hadn’t seen Newkirk that much recently. He was on the ground, spying on the bloody Germans!
     “Today was the decided pick up day, and he will be sending up a flare within the hour to mark his location.” “And you want me to look for it, sir.” Deryn finished for the coxswain. “Precisely.”
     “And what of me?” Alek asked, “Why was I requested too?” “We’re going to teach you how to operate the crank. It’s actually quite simple, and there’s not much teaching involved anyway.”

…..
     Deryn strapped herself into the Huxley’s harness, the old leather creaking as it held her weight. This one has to be the oldest beastie in the whole bloody air corps. She thought to herself as she gazed through the field glasses. How did the command entrust Newkirk with this monumental task anyhow? The boy could hardly remember to tie his own boots, but he was down there spying on the Germans? The coxswain hadn’t even bothered to tell Deryn what colour the flare was either, which didn’t help because the Germans would shoot phosphorous flares into the air at the airbeast on occasion.
     A flicker in the edge of her vision caught her attention. She swept the field glasses over to behold a green flare, probably from a hand-held flare gun, rise into the air. She followed the smoke trail down to the top of a small, rocky knoll adjacent to a lightly forested area.
     “Great job Newkirk! The Germans most certainly notice a barking green flare!” She said to herself. The Germans were all using red flares at the time, so Newkirk stuck out like a tree in a garden. 
     Suddenly the ancient beastie she was suspended from performed a sickeningly large lurch downwards. “Calm down beastie, it’s only a flare.” Deryn said flatly. But the pulsing she had felt from all other healthy Huxleys was gone… Had this one just died?!
     She heard a sound similar to that of running water, and smelled the familiar bitter-almond scent of hydrogen leaking…
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 12:12:53 PM

OOOOO
     Alek had been watching the green flare in the distance fly up past the ship’s flank. The coxswain had instructed him on the crank’s use, but was called to the bridge as soon as the flare had been set off, leaving Alek alone on the ship’s skin.
     Suddenly, the crank at his side began creek. He glanced at it, then up at Dylan in the Huxley. It looked under inflated…too under inflated. It was losing altitude! Dylan spun in the harness, making cranking motions at Alek. So that’s what the boy did. But the beastie was falling too fast! Cranking as fast as he could, he looked back over his shoulder. He wasn’t going to make it! Then he heard a snapping noise. He quickly looked down at the rope connecting Dylan to the ship. It was torn and frayed. He looked back over his shoulder. The beastie was free-falling! It passed out of view. The crank had pulled the rope taught on the front, but under, the rope was falling off of the mechanism. Well That’s not doing any good! Alek thought.
     In a blur, the rope snapped off the crank and somehow wrapped itself around Alek’s ankle. He was immediately pulled off his feet, and was being dragged over the side! He grappled for any rigging that he could hold on to. He caught one, but was pulled off. Suddenly he was falling free of the ship, away from safety, and possibly his life…

*****
     Deryn awoke to a raging headache. All she could remember was cutting the bottom of the dead Huxley open to make a make-shift parachute whilst tumbling towards the ground. She was alive, so apparently it worked. She noticed that her head was bobbing up and down slightly, and she turned her head a bit to see Alek’s face. He was lying unconscious on his back, and Deryn’s head had somehow come to rest on his chest. She decided not to stir, and just let the beauty of the moment sink in. She had always wanted to be here, pressed up against the Austro-Hungarian prince in such a way that it was almost cuddling. But she hadn’t even told him who she was yet, and she imagined the crew’s reaction if this ever happened on the ship.
     On that note…where was the ship? The airbeast was nowhere to be seen in the clouding sky. It was a fast ship, but it wasn‘t that fast, making Deryn wonder how long they’d been lying here.
     Soon, Alek began to stir, and Deryn closed her eyes to feign unconsciousness. Alek took a deep breath, then coughed. He seemed to freeze as he noticed Deryn lying on him. He nudged her shoulder, “Hey Dylan, you alive?” Deryn faked a groan. “Aye…my head feels like a beastie’s sittin’ on it though.” She said as she sat up.
     All around her where the scattered remains of the Huxley, rigging, and a few parts of the crank. “Bloody hell,” she said. “Bloody hell’s right,” Alek said, rising to his knees. Deryn un-strapped herself from her frayed leather harness, then stood slowly. “You hurt anywhere?” She asked. Alek was still on his knees, staring at the ground. “I don’t think so, but I landed on my back.” “Aye, that tends to happen when someone falls.” Deryn said mockingly. Alek just chuckled. A metallic glint caught Deryn’s attention. She stumbled over to find her rigging knife, stuck blade-first into the grass-covered ground. She pulled it out, cleaned the blade on her trousers, then said, “And may I present to you the hero of the day!” She held it above her head. Alek was on his feet by now. “It was you behind it, was it not? It’s useless without you.” Deryn shrugged-off the compliment. “I suppose you have a point.” She looked around.
     They were in the middle of a suspiciously well-trimmed field of grass. To their left, a faded, wooden fence separated the field from a straight, cobblestone road that stretched for miles in front and behind the teens. Still to the left of that, a thick forest of tall, green pine trees followed the road as far as the eye could see. To their right, in the middle of the cultivated field was a small farmhouse adjacent to a large unpainted barn.
     “I would be inclined to believe that farmer’s not home.” Alek said. “How can you tell?” Deryn asked. “There are no vehicles near the house or barn. And this doesn’t seem like the place that one would walk to the local market.” Deryn followed his gaze. Sure enough, there were no vehicles to behold.
     “I assume you have a plan, then?” Alek smiled at her. “Of course, but don’t worry; I’ve done this before.”

OOOOO
      By the time they reached the barn, the clouds had blotted out the sun. It was almost guaranteed to rain, but Alek doubted the presence of lightning. He wondered how long they’d be stuck down here, in the heart of his enemies’ land. Even though Austria-Hungary was allied with the Germans, he still considered them his personal enemy. After all, they had tried to kill him.
     Alek shivered a bit as the wind picked up. Slipping his arms into the sleeves of the farmer’s long coat he walked inside the barn, where he found Dylan buttoning the spats on his boots. “I must say, you’d make a fine farmer’s son.” Alek said. “Oh sod off. I can’t understand half the buttons and ties on this stupid uniform!”
     Dylan had kept his midshipman collared shirt and tie on, wearing over it a brown waistcoat, overlapped by a long farmer’s coat much like Alek’s, which was tied off at the waist by a red sash. His baggy tan trousers stolen from the farmer’s wardrobe billowed at the bottom as they were stuffed into his tall boots. His rigging knife was also holstered in his right boot.
     “Best we get moving?” Alek asked as Deryn stood. “Wait a moment, I found something that we might need.” And with that, he ascended a ladder that Alek hadn’t even noticed until now. “What is it?” He asked. “You mean, what are they.” Alek heard the lid of a trunk lift open, and some familiar clicking noises soon emitted from the upper level. Dylan’s head appeared over the edge. “Catch!” he said, dropping something at Alek. His arms closed around the object. A gun belt! In it’s leather holster was a shining black Steyr semi-automatic pistol. On the black leathered belt hung six clips full of ammunition. Just who was this farmer?
     Dylan descended the ladder. He didn’t look armed, but he opened his coat to reveal two formidable looking revolvers. “The Colt forty-five, ‘The Gun That Won The West’.” He said as he pulled one out of the shoulder holster and spun the cylinder. “I love these things. My da had about four of ‘em. By the way,” he reached into his coat pocket, “ I also found these.” He handed Alek a small collection of gold coins. “We could stay at an inn with this!” he said. “Let’s get moving then.”

*****
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 12:13:30 PM
They hopped over the waist-high fence and onto the road. On the way there, Alek had laid out some plans about how they were going to go into town and find a place to stay for the night. Their cover story was that they were a couple of students on their way home.
     Seemed simple enough, although Alek had said that he would do all the talking. It was probably a good idea, Deryn reckoned. They wouldn’t want her ruining their cover because she tried to talk to somebody.
     As she walked along beside Alek, she wondered how they were going to pull this outrageous plan off. How would they get back home? And if anybody figured out who Alek was, what would happen to them? Would she ever see him alive again? She tried to shake-off the questions; they’d get through this.
     Then a fact dawned on her: she still hadn’t told him about her secret. If they were found out, she might not ever be able to, either. She resolved to tell him today; if she worked up enough courage, she’d tell him as they walked down the road into town. If they were headed toward a town, that is. They had chosen to follow the path of an old walker filled with ragged and dirty looking labourers. They had been talking about what they were going to buy once they got to town, mostly new clothing or shoes, but all had mentioned a hot meal.
     The sound of galloping hooves interrupted her thoughts. She and Alek turned to look over their shoulders. Riding up behind them was a group of about seven German mounted cavalry soldiers. Their pointed, steel helmets shone, even in the dark and clouded weather. Their grey uniforms were broken only by their shiny black riding boots. “Uh oh,” Alek said, “Here comes trouble.” They both took a step to the right, and stood against the fence, as if to let the riders pass by on the narrow road. But the officer at the head of the group raised his right hand and shouted, “Halt!” The group brought their steeds to a stop in a semi-circle around the duo, pinning them against the fence.
    The officer spoke from the centre of the half circle, “Wohin gehen Sie?” Where are you going. Deryn thought. Alek responded to him in German. From what Deryn could pick up, he said that they were just some students headed to town. The Germans exchanged amused glances with each other, then the officer chuckled through his nose and spoke again. The familiar words to Deryn illustrated that they were headed in completely the wrong direction. “Die stadt ist so.” the officer said, and pointed to his right. Alek and Deryn followed the indication, then Alek said something about being lost. “Ist dieses zutreffende?” the officer asked Deryn. Is this true? She nodded and said “Ja.” The officer lifted an eyebrow, and Deryn’s heart leapt. Had she said it wrong? Did the officer notice her voice? His eyes scanned every fibre of her stolen farmer’s clothing, stopping at the slight bulges in her coat where the guns lay holstered. “Was ist dieses?” the officer asked, patting his uniform in the same area. What is this? Deryn just stared back. The officer asked again. Out of the corner of her eye, Deryn saw three of the riders make a move toward their flapped holsters.
     “Oh damn it!” she shouted. Her hands flew to the handles of the revolvers, and she whipped them out in a cross-draw. She fired once at the officer, knocking the spike off his helmet and startling his horse, which reared up on its hind legs, throwing him off. These buggers haven’t been sighted! Deryn thought to herself. She’d have to estimate the shots. She saw Alek draw his pistol, which he then fired, hitting one of the soldiers in the chests. The man fell to the ground and lay still, blood beginning to seep to the front of his uniform. The other steeds had begun to whinny, and their riders tried to control them. A couple just jumped off their horses, sending them galloping away. Deryn fired both pistols at a soldier who had done just that. He already had his Mauser out, but never was able to fire, as Deryn’s aim had been true. Both bullets struck the man in the chest, knocking him back a few feet and to the ground. He didn’t get back up.
     Suddenly, a shot from one of the Germans smacked the pistol right out of Deryn’s left hand. “Cripes!” she exclaimed as she pulled her hand back. She turned to fire back, but Alek had already emptied four rounds into him. He stumbled backwards with a shout. Alek fired once more, hitting the man in the shoulder, sending him spinning to the ground. Deryn fired at another German that was aiming at Alek, who was reloading. The bullet passed through his skull, clanking on the back of his helmet as it exited. The man next to him, drew a knife, and intended to throw it. Not smart! Deryn thought to herself. She fired once, hitting him in the trachea. The German’s eyes widened, and he dropped his knife to cover his wound just as dark red began to stream from it. He stumbled and fell to the ground, writhing.
     Then one of the German guns went off, and Alek let out a cry, clutching at his abdomen. The officer had shaken off the fall from his horse, and drew his Mauser, which now smoked from the barrel. “Alek!” Deryn screamed, not caring to disguise her voice as he dropped to a kneel. Suddenly, one of the Germans was upon her, tearing the gun from her grasp. This one was young, not much older that Deryn, and the fear showed in his eyes. Deryn drew her rigging knife, saying, “Ich bin traurig!” as it plunged into the young German’s gut. I’m sorry! Their eyes met, and Deryn’s began to fill with tears. He grunted once, then fell to the ground as Deryn pulled her knife back, her hand covered in his blood. She felt something hit her right between the shoulder blades with enough force to send her to her knees. The officer had pistol-whipped her! She whirled around with her knife, slicing across the man’s chest. He stumbled backward and hit the ground, tripping over his own feet. Deryn regained her footing, rushing at the German, her knife primed for the kill. She got to within arms reach of the German.
     Suddenly, the German had his pistol aimed right at her! Deryn swung desperately at the weapon, trying to knock it out of his hand. She missed.
     “Son of a-!” Blam!  He pulled the trigger.
     She felt something kick her hard in the abdomen, and she doubled over, dropping her knife. The German propped himself up on his elbow, his gun barrel smoking. Their eyes met, and his face turned into a snarl. Blam-Blam! He fired two more times. The first striking her in the bottom of her ribcage on her right side, and the second tore through her shoulder. She stumbled and fell backward after the last bullet tore out the back of her jacket. Deryn’s head impacted the cobblestone street, causing her to see stars for an instant.
     “Dylan!” Alek was to her left now; he attempted to stand. Blam! The officer fired once more. A bloody hole was torn through Alek’s pants, just above the knee. Deryn heard a sickening crack immediately after the bullet had passed through his joint, and he hit the ground hard, grasping his leg.
     Deryn tried to take a breath to shout for Alek, but an excruciating pain stabbed at her chest. She managed a ragged gasp, causing her to cough up a mouth full of blood. It drained out the sides of her mouth as she struggled to breath again.
     Tears flooded her eyes. So this is how Deryn Sharp will come to an end? She thought to herself. She needed to tell Alek. If not, she would die without him knowing the love she had welled up inside of her for him. She covered the wound in her abdomen with her right arm, barely able to move it because of the pain. She tried to sit up. As she did, she felt her bottom rib snap, plunging itself into her lung. She shouted out in agony as she dropped back down to the ground, blood flooding her mouth. Spitting it out, she glanced to her left, where Alek lay.
     “A…Alek,” She managed to say, “There’s…something I need to tell you.” Suddenly, the German officer was standing over her, pistol in hand, his face betraying no emotion. She quickly turned back to face Alek, the tears running down her face, and said, “He’s *sob* going to kill me!” Alek’s eyes widened. “You' Refolgendes!” the officer said, pointing the gun in Alek’s direction. You’re next! Deryn took another ragged gasp, then began: “My name isn’t Dylan Sharp. My real n-name is Deryn.” She looked into his confused eyes. The German officer ejected the used, smoking clip from his pistol. It made a horrible clacking noise as it bounced on the cobblestone street. “Alek…I-I’m a girl…” “W-what?!” “I *gasp*…snuck into the air core as a boy…” The officer shoved a new clip into the gun. “And Alek…” “Yes?” The German pulled back the slide, and let it go. “B-before I die…I just want you to know…that…*gasp*…I-I love you.”
     Realization crept over Alek’s face. Deryn stretched out a bloody and trembling hand to him. He stretched out his bloody and trembling hand to take hers, but he was just out of reach. He laid down on his side, and there hands met for the first time in love. The same tingling sensation that she felt whenever they made contact shot back up Deryn’s arm. She managed a smile. “Goodbye…Alek.” She wept as she turned to look at the German standing over her. He raised his pistol, aiming at her head. The kill shot. She met eyes with him, and he smiled. A dastardly, evil smile. This man was truly a monster.
     Raindrops began to fall from the sky, almost as if the sky were weeping for her. She saw the German pulling tighter on the trigger.
     Deryn Sharp took one last ragged breath, and closed her eyes…
     Bang! She waited for the nothingness, but it never came. Had the German missed? The shot did have a different sound to it…almost far off, and from something larger. She allowed her eyes to open back up. The German was still standing there, frozen in his death-delivering stance. But there was something different about him…a hole the size of Deryn’s fist had been punched through his chest, blood already beginning to cumulate around the wound. Their eyes met again. He furrowed his eyebrows, as if he were frowning with confusion at something. Then his eyes glazed over; the pistol dropped out of his hand, and he slumped to the ground to Deryn’s right.
     Deryn released a blood hacking breath. She turned her gaze to Alek. He was looking away, their hands still gripping each other. She gave his a shake, and he turned his eyes to meet hers. They seemed to be full of astonishment. Deryn reckoned hers did too; who had saved her life?
    She soon got an answer. From a long way off behind where the German officer had been standing came a shout, “Sharp!“ Deryn knew in an instant who it was, no matter how much she couldn’t fathom it. “N…Newkirk….” she whispered hoarsely. It was true. The clumsy, jumpy, son of a Monkey Luddite , derpy, and unassuming Newkirk, had just saved Deryn’s life with a shot from so far away, that it took him ages to sprint over to the two lying in pools of their own blood in the middle of a strange German cobblestone street.
     He dropped a rather large looking rifle to the ground, and kneeled in front of Deryn. “I saw the whole damn thing! Where did you learn to shoot like that?!” Newkirk’s voice was slightly deeper than it had been, prompting Deryn to wonder if he was the same person she’d known since she came aboard the Leviathan.  She smiled as she said, “My da…loved guns as much as flying, so he…would teach me with…*gasp*…both.”
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 12:14:00 PM
     She started to shiver involuntarily; she was going into shock.
     “I see,” said Newkirk as he pulled two signal flags out of his coat. Deryn noticed a dark shape loom into view over Newkirk’s shoulder. “Is that the Leviathan?” “Aye, and they’re going to pick us up.” He turned and waved the flags over his head a few times, until the ship flashed its signal lights, indicating it was ready to receive a message. Newkirk went through some movements. Deryn tried to watch, but she began to fade in and out of consciousness. From what she could make out though, he was telling the ship that there were two wounded, both in critical condition. He turned to Deryn, “Everything’s going to be all right; they’ve begun their descent.”
     A wave of light headedness washed over Deryn, and she blacked out.
     When she came to, the Leviathan was so close to the ground that she couldn’t see any of the rain dispensing sky. Two gurneys were being lowered toward them. She started to fade again, but she fought to stay coherent.
     A gurney landed softly on the soaked ground next to her. Newkirk gently half-lifted, half-dragged her on to it; her hand slipped away from Alek’s. She whimpered in pain and her eyes clamped shut as her body was shifted. “It hurts…so much…” “But you’re still alive. And you need to stay that way.” Newkirk said as he gently strapped her in. “Aye, but keep Alek that way too…” She glanced over; Alek had dragged himself onto his gurney. He glanced over at Deryn, and smiled, “See you at the top?” “You…better be there.” Newkirk set Alek’s straps as well, then made wheeling motions with his arms. The great airbeast’s crew began to haul up their comrades. “Alek…” “Yes?” “Tell them that only Dr. Barlow and Dr. Busk can treat me…they‘d…understand…” and with that, she blacked out.

OOOOO
     They made it into the cargo hold, where half a dozen crewmen carried them to the sick bay. On the way there Alek said, “Only Dr. Barlow and Busk are allowed to treat Der-Dylan when we get there. Without questioning him, they sent a crewman sprinting for the machine room to fetch them and all of the supplies they would inevitably need.
     When they finally got to the sickbay, the lady boffin was already there, dressed in a white dress with a white apron. She had her sleeves rolled up to her elbows. Tazza whimpered and Barlow’s eyes widened when the teens were carried through the door. “My god, what have you two been up to?” “L-long story…but Sharp is in worse shape than me…” “Well, let’s see to him then!” The crewmen set them on adjacent beds, and the boffin shooed them away.
     Dylan-or was it Deryn?- had awakened now, but didn’t seem to know where she was. She scanned the room lazily, as though she were drunk. She opened her mouth to speak, but only her lifeblood drained down and out of her mouth, soaking into the pristine white sheets around her shoulders. They met eyes for a long and painful moment, and tears began to fall from her eyes again. Alek felt his own eyes begin to well up, and it became harder to swallow.
     She probably wouldn’t make it.
     His one and only true friend on this ship. The only girl he’s really ever known who had had feelings for him. And there she was, about to die right in front of his eyes.
     She was out again.
     Dr. Barlow felt the middy’s neck for a pulse. She shook her head, “It’s so faint…there’s not much that I can do, I’m afraid. The lady boffin turned to Alek. “Where are you hurt?” “Once in the abdomen, and once in the leg. I think the bullet shattered the bone, though.” “My goodness,” Dr. Barlow said as she picked up a pair of shears from her tool kit. She cut Alek’s pant leg up the side, splaying it open to gain access to the wound. “Your diagnosis may be right Alek, the bullet hasn’t passed through, so it probably hit something, I.e. your femur. Would you mind removing your shirts?” Alek complied, and the lady boffin handed him a bundle of towels. “Soak up the blood with these while I attend to Mr. Sharp?” The wounded Austro-Hungarian prince nodded, then hissed as the cloth came into contact with his injury.
     The Dr. turned back to Deryn and removed her coat and waist coat. She began to unbutton Deryn’s midshipman collared shirt. Deryn suddenly grabbed Dr. Barlow’s wrist when she was half-way up the garment. The girl held the boffin’s gaze for a long moment, and continued holding it when she let go. The Dr. finished the job, revealing the Deryn had bound her torso tightly with what appeared to be linen bandages. Barlow met Deryn’s un-breaking stare once more. “I knew something was peculiar about you, Mr. Sharp.” Deryn didn’t speak, only nodded, a fresh bout of tears running down her face. She laid her head back down on the bed as Dr. Barlow began to work. “D-Dr. Barlow…?” “Yes?” “You know how s-some people say that when you…die, y-you can see a light…at the end of a tunnel?” “What of it?” The lady boffin began to work at a feverish pace, as if she knew something was wrong.
     Deryn smiled and chuckled very lightly. “Well, they’re wrong…I can’t see a bloody…thing…” Her head slowly rolled to one side, her eyes closed. Tazza made his way over to her bed and licked her limp hand, whining. 
     Alek sat up. “Deryn!” He couldn’t hold back his sobs. “Deryn…no please! Don’t die! I need you…*sob*” His heart sank massively, and his eyes filled with tears, which ran down his face. “If you can still hear me…I love you! Don’t leave me here alone!”
     Dr. Busk finally burst into the room. “Right, what’s going on?” “Treat Alek!” the lady boffin half-shouted at the doctor. Dr. Busk rushed to Alek’s bedside. “If you could please lay back down I’ll see what I can do.”

…..
     Sunlight made its way across the room until it settled on Alek’s eyelids. He opened them, and squinted in the brilliance of it. He sat up, slowly, so as not to hurt his braced leg, wincing as his abdomen changed shape.
     Deryn.
     He took a deep breath, then cast a worried glance at the bed to his left.
     Beneath the thin sheets lay a skinny midshipman with blonde hair and fine features, dressed in a white shirt and sick bay regulation white trousers, right arm in a sling.
     Deryn Sharp had somehow survived.
     It had been a week since the nearly tragic day, and Deryn had been treated numerous times, until she was deemed stable enough to be left without an attendant. She had been unconscious, Alek reckoned, up until two nights ago, when she had started muttering words like “Da”, “Alek”, and “Love.” And last night, she began to move around, meaning that a bullet hadn’t left her paralyzed.
     As Alek looked her over, she began to weep in her sleep. “N-no…” she murmured, turning her head to the side, as if to avoid something. “Don’t hurt him…s-stop…Alek…” Alek watched her dream, wondering what was going on behind her eyelids, as she gripped the sheets with her left hand as her right clenched into a fist.
     Suddenly, she sat bolt upright, her eyelids shot open, and she cried out “Alek!” Her breathing was heavy and tears fell off her face as she whipped her head around, not knowing where she was.
     “I’m here,” Alek said softly, “And you’re in the sickbay.” She met his gaze. “Oh god! I ’d thought you died!” She wiped her tears with the back of her hand. “It was just a dream.” Alek confirmed. “But you almost died, multiple times. I don’t know how you survived.”
     Deryn gave him a long look. “Because you said something that day. Something that I’ll never forget.” “And what was that?” “That you loved me. That gave me all the strength I needed to pull through this barking tragedy!” Alek felt himself blush. “Well then, you’re welcome.”
     Then Deryn’s expression turned into a solemn one. “How many people know?”
     “As far as I know, only Dr. Barlow and Dr. Busk.” Deryn drew in a long, slow breath, wincing as she did so.
     “But they’re boffins, so they understood. I made sure of it. If they keep their promises, then no one else will know.”
     Deryn smiled. “Thank you, Alek. Thank you so much.”
     She slid and put her feet on the floor, her left hand on her knee. With a grunt, she lifted herself from the bed. She stood wobbling there a bit.
     “Are you sure you should try that? You haven’t walked for a week.” “Well seeing as you can’t, I thought I’d have a go at it.” Her Scottish accent was back, just like the old Dylan.
     Alek turned toward her, leaving his injured leg on the bed. She grappled on to anything to keep her from falling as she stumbled toward Alek. She lost her balance and fell into Alek’s open arms. “Careful now,” he said chuckling. Deryn giggled back as she gazed into his eyes. “There’s something I’ve been wanting to try.” She said. “And what is that?” He asked.
     She moved her head closer to his, closing her eyes. Alek followed suite. Their noses gently made contact, and their lips pressed together for the first time. Alek’s heart raced, and he wished this moment could go on forever. This just felt so right. He finally felt at home; he had found love.
     The door burst open, and the couple quickly separated their faces, smiling at one another. “Well look who’s up and moving about! I didn’t expect you to be awake for another day or so.” Came the voice of Dr. Barlow. Tazza bounded up beside Deryn, and she scratched his ears. “Nice to see you too Tazza.”
     “Well, it seems to me that you’re feeling an awful lot better. Anything hurting?” “Just my rib, ma’am.” Deryn replied.
     “Oh yes, interesting story that. You are quite a lucky one, Mr. Sharp,” the lady boffin winked at her, “The bullet in your abdomen was much like when Mr. Rigby was wounded; it passed straight through you, missing all of the important bits. The second one, however, shattered on your rib, breaking it, and spraying lots of nasty debris into your lung, which is where most of the blood came from. Your shoulder, though, seems to be healing nicely.”
     “Thank you, Dr. Barlow, for saving our lives.” Deryn said. “Oh don’t thank me! If it weren’t for Newkirk, you might not have lived ten more minutes on that road!”
     “Where is the bum-rag, anyhow?” Deryn asked.
     “Would you like me to fetch him for you?” Dr. Barlow offered. “If you’d like to, I’d be much obliged, ma’am.” Deryn responded. “Alright then, I’ll be back shortly. In the meantime Mr. Sharp, you should get back to bed; I don’t need my newly fixed up patient hurting himself again, do we now?” With that, she strode out of the room, Tazza following.
     Deryn returned her gaze to Alek. “How’s this relationship going to work, hm?” Alek shrugged, “We’ll find a way.” They smiled at each other, then kissed one last time before Deryn made her way back to her bed. On the way there, Alek added, “And I was going to say that you shoot like a girl, but that wouldn’t describe it properly.” Deryn laughed as she laid down.
     “Oh and one last thing,” she said.
     “You still need to teach me how to fence.”   
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 12:14:23 PM
There we go!!    

Enjoy! ;D    I'm off to pipe practice...
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Post by: Falconsong on April 30, 2011, 12:31:12 PM
AWESOME!
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 01:16:13 PM
It wasn't too bloody...was it?

Most of it originates from what I know about the ballistics of firearms...they can do some damage...
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Post by: Awesomegoat on April 30, 2011, 01:22:44 PM
I love it!!!!  You are an amazing writer!!!! Please write more*puppy eyes.*
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Post by: Awesomegoat on April 30, 2011, 01:23:56 PM
It wasn't too bloody...was it?

Most of it originates from what I know about the ballistics of firearms...they can do some damage...

No, it wasn't too bloody… just bloody enough (not that I like bloody…)
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 01:28:28 PM
Well thank you very much!   ;D

And there was that amount of blood mostly because I wanted to convey strong feelings of, persay, hoplessness, and man's (or girl's) last dying wish...ect.

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Post by: Awesomegoat on April 30, 2011, 01:31:37 PM
The fanfic was perfect… sadly, I will now pester you to no end until you write another one…
PleasewriteanotheroneimgoingsocraxyforitimnotevenusingspaceswhichshowshowAwesomeyouareandineedmorepleasewritemoreiamliterallygoinginsane!!!!!!!!!! :o
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 01:39:55 PM
...yes sir.... :o


Prompt? Anybody?
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Post by: Awesomegoat on April 30, 2011, 01:44:50 PM
How about Alek asks Deryn to help him hen his pants, then everyone bursts out laughing, including her, because pants, one england, actually mean underpants, and pants are trousers.  Than you can try andhave Deryn teach Alek the different words. (my dads British… I also lived in England!)
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 01:47:30 PM
Hen his pants?       ???
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 01:56:40 PM
That sounds like a prank to me...


Hehehe...   

(cluck cluck)
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Post by: Awesomegoat on April 30, 2011, 02:00:42 PM
Hen his pants?       ???

Oops… I meant hem his pants
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 02:03:07 PM
I'm wondering if I should post the fanfic in the fanfic board...???
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Post by: Awesomegoat on April 30, 2011, 02:06:26 PM
Post it wherever you like… just make sure you tell me where it is…
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 02:07:34 PM
Alright, it'll probably be there.

(In the Leviathan FanFic Board)
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Post by: Awesomegoat on April 30, 2011, 02:08:40 PM
Okay! *is cheerful*
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 02:30:32 PM
(Tell your friends)   ;)
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Post by: Awesomegoat on April 30, 2011, 02:32:39 PM
I shall do that… TOMORROW!!!!
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 03:01:00 PM
And you can message them...on the forum    ;D
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Post by: Awesomegoat on April 30, 2011, 03:08:37 PM
Okay
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 03:09:52 PM
Yes.   :)
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Post by: Awesomegoat on April 30, 2011, 03:15:28 PM
 :)
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 03:20:21 PM
 ;D
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Post by: Awesomegoat on April 30, 2011, 03:21:34 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 03:29:38 PM
 :-X   I won't fall for that trap....    ;D
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Post by: Awesomegoat on April 30, 2011, 03:36:43 PM
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...............
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on April 30, 2011, 03:51:17 PM
I've got a little brother....so I'm well educated in that respect.    ;D
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Post by: Awesomegoat on April 30, 2011, 03:55:40 PM
Okay
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Post by: Kieya on April 30, 2011, 09:10:03 PM
OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am speechless i loved it!!!!!

Please right somore!
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 12:12:21 AM
Yay!!! I have Kieya on my side!!!!
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Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 12:13:07 AM
Yep yep its frickken cool

Call me Kie if you wannna <3
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 12:17:17 AM
Okay! <3
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Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 12:18:01 AM
hehehehheheehehhe <3
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 12:19:05 AM
 :D
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Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 12:19:52 AM
So will he continue wirting the fanfic its really good!!!!!
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 12:25:32 AM
I hope he does… Kie, do you write?
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 12:27:39 AM
 
Yes but im not posting maybe on my bday or somthin else after Goliath <3
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 12:32:22 AM
Okay!!!! *pause* now the waiting has grown longer!  Oh Goliath, come out now, so we can see Kie's writing!!! *super big puppy eyes from an actual dog*
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Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 12:37:08 AM
But i dont wannna AG im not really good okay so just look forward to Goliath instaed <3
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 12:40:52 AM
Okay… but there is no such thing as good or bad writing, what matters is if I like it (others too, but I like everything, so…)
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Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 12:41:49 AM
Nahhhhh never minds i like reading fanfics <3
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 12:44:10 AM
Okay!  Do do I, which is why I need more!
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Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 12:45:34 AM
I knows <3
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 12:53:45 AM
Books…
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Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 12:55:00 AM
I love books and fanfic <3
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 02:29:23 AM
Same here!
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 01, 2011, 04:07:09 AM
So will he continue wirting the fanfic its really good!!!!!

Well thank you!   ;D

And I hope to write s'more if I can find the time and inspiration...
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Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 04:08:40 AM
WHats ur insparation??

And how come u wirte so good??

Ur epic!!!!!!!
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 01, 2011, 04:11:25 AM
WHats ur insparation??

And how come u wirte so good??

Ur epic!!!!!!!
 

I try to write reasonably well... ;)

And my "inspiration" for this one came from the prompt that was posted in the "In Honor of Valentines' Day" thread...(It had to be romancy)

And so I wrote one like that...sort of...
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Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 04:12:42 AM
U r a romantic kinda guy LAWLS
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 01, 2011, 04:13:51 AM
...............never had a girlfriend.... :'(
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Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 04:14:38 AM
Awee but how come u know a lot of romance??
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 01, 2011, 04:16:53 AM
Actually I don't...I just either improvised, or theorized on the subject...
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Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 04:18:08 AM
COools well even though u dont have a GF ur great at writing Fanfics sorry if i sound like a pedo
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 01, 2011, 04:19:29 AM
'tis fine.   ;D
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Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 04:19:56 AM
Awweee................ <3
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 01, 2011, 04:36:14 AM
I'm glad I was at least convincing...
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 01, 2011, 04:58:20 AM
And on the subject of my fanfic...how'd everybody like the story twist with Newkirk?
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 05:32:03 AM
I luved it!  You gave Newkirk life!! (he used to be a zombie…)
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 01, 2011, 05:33:15 AM
I can play god when I right... ;D
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 05:35:26 AM
Yay!!!  It's really fun to do that… especially when you just killed off your brother… *evil smile*
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 01, 2011, 05:36:14 AM
 :o
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Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 05:39:19 AM
Loved that Newkirk helped!!
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 01, 2011, 05:43:23 AM
For some reason I thought he'd work well in that part.
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Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 05:43:54 AM
Yep yep <3
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 01, 2011, 06:03:23 AM
He's a true ninja!!
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Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 06:19:09 AM
LAWLS YEAH SURE....
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 01, 2011, 06:21:03 AM
Nobody notices them...but they come out of NOWHERE!!!
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Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 06:21:50 AM
Yep yep
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 07:31:10 AM
Theyre watching you…
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Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 07:31:58 AM
I'm scared protect me LAWL!!
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 07:32:53 AM
We could hire body guards…
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 07:33:41 AM
Yes one for me AG!!
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 07:38:09 AM
Okay… Now, where will we find them?
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Kieya on May 01, 2011, 07:39:30 AM
Look in the shadows
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 07:42:22 AM
Good idea…
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Post by: tridecagirl on May 01, 2011, 12:00:22 PM
“You know how s-some people say that when you…die, y-you can see a light…at the end of a tunnel?” “What of it?” The lady boffin began to work at a feverish pace, as if she knew something was wrong.
     Deryn smiled and chuckled very lightly. “Well, they’re wrong…I can’t see a bloody…thing…”

That was my favorite part.
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 12:55:36 PM
Hi guys… my friend now has an account!!! Her name is Awesomecows.  Let us give her an Awesome welcome!
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Awesomecows on May 01, 2011, 12:56:38 PM
hi!  i am AG's friend!
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 12:58:50 PM
Hi AC!!!
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Post by: Awesomecows on May 01, 2011, 12:59:32 PM
hi :D
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Post by: PhoenixAshes on May 01, 2011, 01:01:40 PM
Hello, Awesomecow! Welcome to the Westerforum!! :)
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 01, 2011, 01:10:00 PM
“You know how s-some people say that when you…die, y-you can see a light…at the end of a tunnel?” “What of it?” The lady boffin began to work at a feverish pace, as if she knew something was wrong.
     Deryn smiled and chuckled very lightly. “Well, they’re wrong…I can’t see a bloody…thing…”

That was my favorite part.

First: I'm so glad you enjoyed it...this was one of the more tender scenes, I designed it to make the reader freak out.   ;D

Second: Welcome to the forum. I'm the resident bagpipe player.  Au Ra Best and Top O' The Mornin'.   ;D
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 01, 2011, 03:24:50 PM
We could hire body guards…

Need guns...I got 'em....lot's ....    8)
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Post by: Clankinist on May 01, 2011, 04:05:06 PM
I loved that part. Made me smile and laugh. TAKE THAT. HA!

Does it make me a bad person that if I had actually been there, I would have laughed my bum off?
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Post by: tridecagirl on May 01, 2011, 10:48:08 PM
I thought it was hilarious.
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 01, 2011, 11:33:31 PM
I laughed so hard
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Post by: Puddles064 on May 02, 2011, 01:30:14 AM
I thought it was hilarious.
Me too! Oh, Deryn, she just has to be different, even on her death bed.
And to the writer of that, holy frick, you are good!  :o Where'd you learn to write like that.
Oh, and welcom Awesomecows!
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 02, 2011, 02:45:36 AM
I thought it was hilarious.
Me too! Oh, Deryn, she just has to be different, even on her death bed.
And to the writer of that, holy frick, you are good!  :o Where'd you learn to write like that.
Oh, and welcom Awesomecows!

Well thank you...

And yes, I was keeping Deryn herself until the very end
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 02, 2011, 02:51:14 AM
I liked it.
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 02, 2011, 02:52:23 AM
Good.   ;D
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 02, 2011, 06:12:41 AM
Actually, I was thinking about the title...I've come up with a few different ones...suggestions?
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 02, 2011, 07:20:15 AM
AND: I'm itching to write another one...

Any suggestions?  Requests?
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Post by: Puddles064 on May 02, 2011, 07:27:25 AM
AND: I'm itching to write another one...

Any suggestions?  Requests?
You could do a modern day one, those are always fun. (I'd lvoe to see Volger fiddling with a laptop!)
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 02, 2011, 07:29:55 AM
...Considering...

More?
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Post by: Puddles064 on May 02, 2011, 07:34:41 AM
...Considering...

More?
Mmm...Alek is usually an outcast or something, same w/Deryn. They're also on opposite sides of something. For example: I'm doing one where Alek is the son of a gangster, charged with a crime he didn't comit, and has to flee his home country, because everyone thinks he did, and Deryn is an FBI agent in training. I don't think I'll go thorugh with it though, so feel free to use that.
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Post by: tridecagirl on May 02, 2011, 07:35:35 AM
In my experience, the stories that work are the ones that you feel compelled to write. The ones that won't stop bugging you until you put them down on paper. Just wait till an idea comes to you.
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 02, 2011, 07:36:22 AM
 :o

Whoa!!

That's brilliant!

Ask me if you want/ need pointers...   ;)
...Considering...

More?
Mmm...Alek is usually an outcast or something, same w/Deryn. They're also on opposite sides of something. For example: I'm doing one where Alek is the son of a gangster, charged with a crime he didn't comit, and has to flee his home country, because everyone thinks he did, and Deryn is an FBI agent in training. I don't think I'll go thorugh with it though, so feel free to use that.
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Post by: Puddles064 on May 02, 2011, 07:38:24 AM
Thnx...I was shopping with my mom (I must be the only teenage girl who hates shopping), and devised that plan out of sheer boredom.
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 02, 2011, 07:40:39 AM
Thnx...I was shopping with my mom (I must be the only teenage girl who hates shopping), and devised that plan out of sheer boredom.

...didn't think that was possible....but no matter!    ;D

I wish my mind worked that fluidly...

I have to labor and use lots of brain cells when I create anything...

Maybe I'm just too fiddly... :-\
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Post by: Puddles064 on May 02, 2011, 08:17:48 AM
Thnx...I was shopping with my mom (I must be the only teenage girl who hates shopping), and devised that plan out of sheer boredom.

...didn't think that was possible....but no matter!    ;D

I wish my mind worked that fluidly...

I have to labor and use lots of brain cells when I create anything...

Maybe I'm just too fiddly... :-\
My mind only works that way out of sheer boredom. And it requires lots of labor and brain cellls, for everyone, I think. I mean, if it didn't, wouldn't books be out in like instants (then I'd have Goliath!). I'm sure you're not too fiddly, your fanfic was amazing. Like tridecagirl said, it takes a great idea....great ideas take time. I spent almost two years without anything to write about, and then poof, one day I find myself with a fully devoloped plot for a novel. That's just the way it seems to work with us authors sometimes.
Good luck!
P.S. About the shoppping thing, my mom and sister didn't think so either. They're about ready to disown me now....:D
P.P.S. Sorry this reply is preatty late. Speacking of fiddly, I had to practice.
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 02, 2011, 08:43:53 AM
No worries!   ;)
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: tridecagirl on May 02, 2011, 08:57:14 AM
I despise shopping too, don't worry.
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 02, 2011, 09:00:33 AM
For me, even if I'm a guy, it depends on what the shopping is for...
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Post by: Puddles064 on May 02, 2011, 09:17:28 AM
I despise shopping too, don't worry.
Yes, I'm not alone!
For me, even if I'm a guy, it depends on what the shopping is for...
I like shopping for souvenairs when I'm on vacation. I also like shopping for food when I'm on vacation, because that usually just meant looking for a restaurant. In fact, the only shopping I've ever done tha tI've enjoyed was in Europe. Since I'm American, well, that doesn't fare too well for me. :( America's boring. Especialy American shopping. Furniature shopping is the worst, though. When I was little, we went to this store halfway across the country to buy a coach.  We spent the whole day there, the store was gigantic. I got really bored and just left to see out the windows if it was still daylight.....My parents were soooooooo freaked out because I was seven, in this ginormus store filled with who-knew-whats, probably lost. I got in sooomuch trouble, plus I had to spend three more hours there. And thus began my hate of furniature shopping...
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Post by: Awesomecows on May 02, 2011, 09:45:32 AM
hi everyone......i am still trying to figure this website out a little but so if i dont respond quickly its because i am still trying to figure things out!!!  ???   :)
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Post by: Puddles064 on May 02, 2011, 10:07:13 AM
hi everyone......i am still trying to figure this website out a little but so if i dont respond quickly its because i am still trying to figure things out!!!  ???   :)
No worries, it took me ages! Welcome  ;D! Anything you need help with,don't be afraid to ask!
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 02, 2011, 10:42:00 AM
I've only been here less than a week...so I'm still considered "new"  ;D

Ask awesomegoat about stuff, he seems to know his way around.
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: leviathanseries on May 02, 2011, 11:37:10 AM
Thnx...I was shopping with my mom (I must be the only teenage girl who hates shopping), and devised that plan out of sheer boredom.

Ha. Funny. I'm right there with you. I can't stand shopping...
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: tridecagirl on May 02, 2011, 11:38:57 AM
Yay! non shoppers unite!
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Post by: jessinator11 on May 02, 2011, 11:47:08 AM
count me in! I like shopping by myself because i can get what i need as fast as I need and get out..i absolutely despise shopping with other people, whether it be friends or family.  They can't keep up!
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 02, 2011, 11:48:10 AM
Same here...although that happens everywhere I go...
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Awesomegoat on May 02, 2011, 12:11:36 PM
I've only been here less than a week...so I'm still considered "new"  ;D

Ask awesomegoat about stuff, he seems to know his way around.

*coughs* I'm a girl.
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 02, 2011, 12:13:07 PM
Then you have successfully pulled a Deryn-esque mistaken identity crisis with me...



 :o


(Sorry...)
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 02, 2011, 12:31:06 PM
Yay!!!
 :D


(that's okay… I find it funny)

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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 02, 2011, 01:07:18 PM
O.O


...good....
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 02, 2011, 01:21:20 PM
 :)
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 02, 2011, 01:23:32 PM
o.O

...still a bit shocked....
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Post by: Clankinist on May 02, 2011, 02:23:45 PM
Awww. Poor Goat.
Well, now you know how I feel half the time.......though I just blame the gender mix-up on my da. XD
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Post by: Jemmy1213 on May 02, 2011, 02:30:07 PM
*Raises hand* OH OH ME ME ME!!!! I hate shopping (I'M NOT ALONE!!!!)
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Post by: Kieya on May 03, 2011, 01:33:25 AM
hi!  i am AG's friend!

Hellloooo!!!!!!!!!!!!! welcomes to the forum!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Puddles064 on May 03, 2011, 05:34:31 AM
*Raises hand* OH OH ME ME ME!!!! I hate shopping (I'M NOT ALONE!!!!)
LOL, join the club! I though I was alone for the longest time, too (even my dog loves shopping, but that's just 'cuz he gets to meet a bunch of people). We shall unite against shopping! Maybe we can get a closet like that one from the Uglies series that just gives you whatever you want (If you haven't read Uglies, don't worry, that' snot a spoiler! ((I don't think... :-\))
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 03, 2011, 08:52:45 AM
I just got the mental image of a dog walking around the market with a wallet in its mouth...looking for stuff to buy... :D
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Post by: Clankinist on May 03, 2011, 09:18:12 AM
.....There's a story joke about somethin like that....really long. XD
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 03, 2011, 01:18:55 PM
o.O

...still a bit shocked....

I do that to people…
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Post by: niggledafiggle on May 03, 2011, 01:42:29 PM
...  :-\
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 03, 2011, 02:48:40 PM
I can tell I'm not your first victim...
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 03, 2011, 02:51:43 PM
*grins* yep! i fooled a little girl once… she asked her mom if that was a boy.  it was me ;D
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 03, 2011, 02:53:21 PM
....and I've been called 'dad'...
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 03, 2011, 02:54:28 PM
we are the mistaken people… thougjt to be something we are not…
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 03, 2011, 02:55:06 PM
That's my life...
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 03, 2011, 02:56:06 PM
people think i am smart and sane…
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 03, 2011, 02:59:33 PM
People think I'm mature...

(Well, I am to a point...not as much as they think, I just have to hang around a bunch of adults all the time...)
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 03, 2011, 03:02:09 PM
yah… im good at math amd english, but other than that, im average.  and completly insane
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 03, 2011, 03:03:01 PM
I'm only good at the English part...


I can't crunch numbers to save my life.   >:(
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 03, 2011, 03:04:21 PM
*sad face*
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 03, 2011, 03:05:17 PM
Aye sad face! I've done Geometry twice!!   >:(
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 03, 2011, 03:07:17 PM
wow… i only have to do grade six math! (which is easy when you undetstand ut)
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 03, 2011, 03:08:42 PM
All I have to look foreward to are Algebra 2, and calculous...  :'(
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 03, 2011, 03:11:17 PM
Calculus?
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 03, 2011, 03:13:09 PM
I don't even know what it is yet... :-\
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 03, 2011, 03:14:13 PM
scary…
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 03, 2011, 03:17:16 PM
I'm FREAKING OUT!!!   :o
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 03, 2011, 03:18:41 PM
*gasp!*
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Post by: Clankinist on May 03, 2011, 03:45:28 PM
Calculus destroyed my brain. I had it for about 2 weeks before the teacher became worried about the sludge pouring out of my ears.

Now Im in Algebra 2....stuff I actually like. To a point.
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Post by: Puddles064 on May 03, 2011, 08:37:57 PM
Ick! I'm in the "honors" math class, but almost half our grade is. I hate math. I'm good at English and Social studies, though. Good luck in calc. It's supposed to be hard, but then again, not everyone thinks the same way, especially not when it comes to math. I personally find math a bit annoying, especiallly when we do square roots and things. THIS IS WHY CALCULATORS WERE INVENTED!!!!
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Post by: NetherBrood on May 04, 2011, 06:24:30 AM
Ick! I'm in the "honors" math class, but almost half our grade is. I hate math. I'm good at English and Social studies, though. Good luck in calc. It's supposed to be hard, but then again, not everyone thinks the same way, especially not when it comes to math. I personally find math a bit annoying, especiallly when we do square roots and things. THIS IS WHY CALCULATORS WERE INVENTED!!!!

im in geometry right now it feels pretty easy
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Post by: tridecagirl on May 04, 2011, 06:44:15 AM
*sighs remembering easier math days*
I'm in IB SL math, which basically is a semester to go over every math you've ever done, addition up to pre-calc, then drops introductory differential calculus on top of that. And I start testing in it tomorrow.
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Post by: Puddles064 on May 04, 2011, 07:05:51 AM
*sighs remembering easier math days*
I'm in IB SL math, which basically is a semester to go over every math you've ever done, addition up to pre-calc, then drops introductory differential calculus on top of that. And I start testing in it tomorrow.
Good luck. We have those really dumb state things tomarrow. They posted review questions on their website. One of them was:
Vye made a graph
*shows graph*
A. 20
B. 30
C. 40
D. 50
Yes. They actually forgot the question. And these are supposed to be the people TEACHIng US!!! It's a shame they forgot the question, though, because that looked like the only easy one. The rest were like. If the earth is 60 million miles away from Terebethia and the moons freeze on Jupiter, what are the speeds of Pluto's winds?" at least, that's about how much sense they made.
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Post by: Bananza on May 04, 2011, 10:22:44 AM
Waaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh ??? Ours actually made sense lucky us
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 04, 2011, 10:23:52 AM
....   O.O   .....


OH GOD!!!
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Post by: Bananza on May 04, 2011, 10:30:50 AM
What his test or me looking dumb yes it was his stuff huh? Yea that is REALLY scaring me
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Post by: Puddles064 on May 04, 2011, 10:48:28 AM
....   O.O   .....


OH GOD!!!
Yeah. And I have to take this. TOMARROW!!!!!!
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 04, 2011, 12:44:47 PM
poor you :'(
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Post by: jessinator11 on May 04, 2011, 12:51:05 PM
....   O.O   .....


OH GOD!!!
Yeah. And I have to take this. TOMARROW!!!!!!

well...good luck!!
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 04, 2011, 01:36:55 PM
i like math
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Post by: Puddles064 on May 05, 2011, 07:56:41 AM
....   O.O   .....


OH GOD!!!
Yeah. And I have to take this. TOMARROW!!!!!!

well...good luck!!
Thanks! I actually got that question..the one with the graph and no question. I filled in all the bubbles. :) I sincerely hope it gives their scanner a hell of a time. (you know how it's supposed to drive the computer crazy if you mess up filling in the bubbles?) Oh yeah, and they had this question about bacteria in a dish: Use this formula to find out how many bacteria will be ina dihs if it is left out in the pen for 6 days. b= (nd)3.
Like...Ew!!! Who cares!!!!
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 05, 2011, 11:06:43 AM
I do!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Jemmy1213 on May 05, 2011, 02:23:23 PM
We're doing linear equations and slopes  :D The teacher wrote all of the things on the board and tried to exlain it to us and the only noise crickets around the room- absolutely no one got it. It was hilarious.
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 05, 2011, 02:30:59 PM
slopes?
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Post by: Clankinist on May 05, 2011, 04:58:18 PM
y=mx+b....b=y-mx....change in x over change in y.....y2-y1 over x2-x1

I love that stuff, The graphing is fun.

I took my state science test today and exceeded it by 9 points (had to get a 236 and I got a 245). Guessed on half of them and vaguely remembered going over the rest in biology and chemistry.
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Post by: niggledafiggle on May 05, 2011, 06:49:52 PM
Good job!  :D
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Post by: Puddles064 on May 06, 2011, 10:16:00 AM
y=mx+b....b=y-mx....change in x over change in y.....y2-y1 over x2-x1

I love that stuff, The graphing is fun.

I took my state science test today and exceeded it by 9 points (had to get a 236 and I got a 245). Guessed on half of them and vaguely remembered going over the rest in biology and chemistry.
Nice! I'm bad at science and math, but I always ace the reading and writing.
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 06, 2011, 12:33:47 PM
Hey...who knows how to stick pictures in the forum here...?...'cause my computer's not cooperating... >:(
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Post by: booklover on May 06, 2011, 12:34:32 PM
This is my own story. Note--- this is a very quick write!!!

"Aleksander?"

 

Alek's head flew from the pillow. A lizard had crawled onto his shoulder and screamed the message into his ear.

 

"Meet me in the Egg Observatory. We need to talk. Lilit."

 

Alek wondered why she would want to talk to him and not Dylan. He knew more on the eggs than Alek did and Lilit liked Dylan. A lot.

 

"Fine. End message." He said, shooing away the small animal. It ran up the wall and climbed into a hole, disappearing from Alek's sight. Alek shook his head and sat up. Dylan was sleeping in a bed across the room, his blond hair messy from tossing and turning all night. Alek felt pain in his chest and forced himself to ignore it. He wondered why that happened every time he saw him. Did Alek feel sorry for his friend? If he did, than why? He forced the thought away as he got dressed. Dylan muttered something and Alek spun around. His friend was still asleep. He'd heard outbursts from Dylan before and every time he caught a word, he'd wonder what it meant. The word Alek hadn't been able to place was "love". He'd wondered if Dylan had a girl he liked back home. He'd imagined him with a girl who's eyes shined whenever he spoke and giggled whenever he said something funny. He'd dreamed of Dylan kissing Lilit and speaking sweetly to her. He shuddered on the idea of that particular dream. He'd had many more dreams of Dylan, but that one seemed to bother him the most... And he didn't know why.   He looked away from Dylan and finished getting dressed. When Dylan had grabbed his sword and reached the door of their room, he looked at Dylan one last time. He stood there for a second, wondering what his friend was thinking in that jumbled-up mind of his.

 

~

 

Alek walked up to the door of the Egg observatory. He knocked on the door and waited. Nobody answered. He knocked again and waited. As Alek was about to knock a third time, he was pulled back. A hand covered his mouth from screaming. The person dragging him back opened the door to a closet and threw him inside. The person shut the door behind them and faced him. Lilit had her hands on her hips, her face wearing an upset expression.

 

"You're five minutes late."

 

Alek rolled my eyes and shrugged. He wasn’t going to listen to her if this was another lecture about the eggs.

 

"What do you want to talk to me about, Lilit?"

 

Her angry look faded, a worried one replacing it.

 

“I want to talk to you about Dylan.”

 

Alek looked up, suddenly interested. He didn’t think Dylan was a stupid subject. He told her to keep talking.

 

“There’s something you don’t know.’ Lilit said.

 

“Well, get on with it.” Alek said. “What?”

 

“I was eavesdropping on the others. They knew something that I wasn’t ready to hear...”

 

“Get on with it!” Alek said louder than he meant to.

 

“Dylan... Dylan isn’t a boy.” She said, whispering the last part too softly for  Alek to hear.

 

“What? I didn’t catch the last...”

 

“Dylan is a girl!” Lilit screamed, covering her mouth after she said it. She put her ear up to the door and made sure no one had heard her. She sighed and repeated it, but Alek hadn’t heard it. Dylan... was a girl? How was that possible? He felt like his heart had stopped. His mind raced trying to match the pieces of the puzzle together.

 

“But... you kissed Dylan!” he said, trying to disprove her comment.

 

“I didn’t know that Dylan was a girl then.” Lilit sat next to him and leaned back on the shelves holding food and such.

 

“If you want to know,” She said, “I found out what Dylan’s real name is. Deryn Sharp. She didn’t want to be a proper young lady back home, so she convinced her brother to help her get into the army. She came aboard the Leviathan by accident. If the ship hadn’t come in time, she would have fallen from the beasty she was riding and died. It wasn’t her fault. The beasty had gotten scared and tried to get rid of her.” She paused and then asked if he was listening.

 

“I’m listening... it’s just...” He stopped. His heart was tearing in two. “I have to see her.”

 

He ran out of the closet and back to their room. It seemed like the world was moving in slow motion and he couldn’t move fast enough. He thought that it couldn’t possibly have been true. His best friend was not a girl. He opened the door and sneaked inside. Dylan was still sleeping. He walked over to him and turned him upwards. He studied Dylan’s face. He noticed the long eyelashes, the perfectly curved nose, and the full mouth... He jumped back, as if struck by lightning. It was true. Dylan was a girl. He remembered her real name, Deryn. He stared at her, wondering how she’d ever gotten away with the scheme. Deryn turned back onto her side and continued to sleep as memories raced through his head. He should have realized it sooner. A sharp pain clenched his heart and he tried to ignore it, but no matter what he did, he couldn’t get it to stop. What was this feeling that kept coming back? Alek pulled a pocket watch out of his coat and looked at the picture of his mother. What would she say if she were here? He studied the picture, but it didn’t seem the same. He looked at a corner of it and scratched it. The picture fell out, and with it a letter. He opened it and immediately noticed his mother’s handwriting.

 

“Dear Aleksander,

 

I know these past few months have been difficult for you. Both your parents are gone from the earth and hope seems to have vanished. But it hasn’t. Do you remember all of the stories I told you when you were younger? Princes winning the heart of the princesses and living happily ever after? Well, as you grow older, you find that finding the princess is a lot harder. It takes a lot more than calling for the princess to throw down her hair. You have to climb up the stairs and catch her heart before another prince has the chance to. You both have to adventure down them again to be able to get that happily ever after. Aleksander, what I’m saying is that you’ll have to take an adventure together to be able to reach safety in life, like your father and I. Even though I’m gone, remember to always protect the people you love and never sit and watch them suffer. Help them and love them. I hope you live a long and amazing life. I love you, Alek. Never forget that.

 

Your mother.”



Alek’s tears had smothered some of the writing, but he understood it all. He looked at Deryn and his heart felt the biggest charge of pain he'd ever experienced. Instead of pushing the feeling away though, he grabbed onto them and finally understood it. He knew what his feelings were, he’d just never known them too well to express them. Deryn started to say something and Alek ran to her side. She muttered only one word, but it was enough to confirm Alek’s feelings.

 

“Alek”

 

“I’m here.” He told her. Her eyes shot open and she sat up. Her eyes widened as she saw him.

 

“Did you hear anything, lad?” She asked. She started to push the sheets away.

 

“Deryn.” Alek said.

 

“What is..” She froze. Her eyes started tearing and she covered her mouth in shock.

 

“Who... Who told you?” She asked, a tear falling onto her cheek.

 

“Lilit.” He said blankly. His heart was pounding. How would she react?

 

Another tear fell from her eyes.

 

“I meant to tell you. I did. I just, didn’t know what you’d say... and I...” She stopped and started to breathe faster. She put a hand up to heart and kept crying.

 

“My heart’s pounding, lad.” She said. She wouldn’t look at Alek. “I know you’re upset at me.” She said, her tears falling onto her shirt.

 

“I was at first.” Alek admitted. “But I was too confused to even notice the anger. After a while, I realized that maybe you had reasons to not tell me... and I realized what they were.”

 

Deryn looked up at this.

 

“Then what were my reasons?” She asked.

 

Alek reached over and took her hand. His heart raced faster, her touch electrifying him.

“You didn’t want to ruin our friendship and kept quiet about your feelings so I would never get hurt.”

 

She nodded and wiped away her last tear.

 

“I’m sorry.” She said.

 

“I’m sorry.” Alek said. He leaned in closer. “I never told you how I felt.”

 

Deryn froze again.

 

“And what are those?” She asked.


Alek leaned in closer. He kept coming towards her until their lips met. Deryn seemed to melt after a few seconds. She put her arms around his neck and Alek put his hands on her waist. Deryn closed her eyes and breathed out. Alek did the same and felt his heart melt with hers. She pulled away and broke into a smile. Alek stared into her eyes and remembered his mother's words. The prince always found a princess, but it did indeed took a while to find and win her heart.
sorry to all others but this is my fav
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Post by: Bananza on May 06, 2011, 12:35:47 PM
Seconded sry  ;D
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Post by: booklover on May 06, 2011, 12:35:59 PM
i don't think there are any fanfic were Edward dies :'(

EDWARD fell from a tree and had a heart attack.
BELLA had a heart attack because she couldn't live without Edward.
EDWARD realized that he couldn't have a heart attack and was too late to save Bella.
JACOB Fell off a cliff and met a country singer.
EDWARD stole the singer's heart.
JACOB was upset and tore Edward to shreds with his dog teeth.
EDWARD dies in a forest fire.

Bella's a little heartbreaker today...   :D

nicely said
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Post by: Bananza on May 06, 2011, 12:39:53 PM
Nvm that last one takes second and THAT ONE steals first!!!!! Write more! Plz!!!!!  :o
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 06, 2011, 12:47:29 PM
..............help................ :'(
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Post by: Bananza on May 06, 2011, 12:48:37 PM
Yes?!
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 06, 2011, 01:05:28 PM
Hey...who knows how to stick pictures in the forum here...?...'cause my computer's not cooperating... >:(


...I've got three pics in fact...
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 06, 2011, 01:09:22 PM
i need to see them! 
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 06, 2011, 01:11:22 PM
Then help me!!


Please?
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Awesomegoat on May 06, 2011, 01:13:02 PM
sorry… don't know how.  but you really don't want to ask my help with computer stuff
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 06, 2011, 01:14:12 PM
Actually...me neither...
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Awesomegoat on May 06, 2011, 01:16:02 PM
bad computeers unite!
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 06, 2011, 01:17:53 PM
Aye.
Title: Re: *IN HONOR OF VALENTINES DAY*
Post by: Awesomegoat on May 06, 2011, 01:22:44 PM
cows.
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Post by: BagpipeHeadache on May 06, 2011, 01:31:11 PM
Giant, hydrogen-filled whales. 

I. Win.
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Post by: waxesnostalgic on May 06, 2011, 01:37:15 PM
You want to know how to put images on a forum post??

Upload them to an external photo site like photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com/) or flickr (http://www.flickr.com).

Post the image URL wrapped in BBCode:
Code: [Select]
[img]http://imageURL[/img]

(Actually, photobucket will just give you this code which is why it is awesome)

And, you're done.
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 06, 2011, 02:40:56 PM
Giant, hydrogen-filled whales. 

I. Win.


We started a new unit in science today.  we were told to think of all things that could fly.  We could be specific.  I wrote down lots of stuff, but my favorites were zepplins and flying whales.
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Post by: niggledafiggle on May 06, 2011, 07:23:54 PM
what'd the teacher say?
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Post by: booklover on May 07, 2011, 08:08:10 AM
This is my own story. Note--- this is a very quick write!!!

"Aleksander?"

 

Alek's head flew from the pillow. A lizard had crawled onto his shoulder and screamed the message into his ear.

 

"Meet me in the Egg Observatory. We need to talk. Lilit."

 

Alek wondered why she would want to talk to him and not Dylan. He knew more on the eggs than Alek did and Lilit liked Dylan. A lot.

 

"Fine. End message." He said, shooing away the small animal. It ran up the wall and climbed into a hole, disappearing from Alek's sight. Alek shook his head and sat up. Dylan was sleeping in a bed across the room, his blond hair messy from tossing and turning all night. Alek felt pain in his chest and forced himself to ignore it. He wondered why that happened every time he saw him. Did Alek feel sorry for his friend? If he did, than why? He forced the thought away as he got dressed. Dylan muttered something and Alek spun around. His friend was still asleep. He'd heard outbursts from Dylan before and every time he caught a word, he'd wonder what it meant. The word Alek hadn't been able to place was "love". He'd wondered if Dylan had a girl he liked back home. He'd imagined him with a girl who's eyes shined whenever he spoke and giggled whenever he said something funny. He'd dreamed of Dylan kissing Lilit and speaking sweetly to her. He shuddered on the idea of that particular dream. He'd had many more dreams of Dylan, but that one seemed to bother him the most... And he didn't know why.   He looked away from Dylan and finished getting dressed. When Dylan had grabbed his sword and reached the door of their room, he looked at Dylan one last time. He stood there for a second, wondering what his friend was thinking in that jumbled-up mind of his.

 

~

 

Alek walked up to the door of the Egg observatory. He knocked on the door and waited. Nobody answered. He knocked again and waited. As Alek was about to knock a third time, he was pulled back. A hand covered his mouth from screaming. The person dragging him back opened the door to a closet and threw him inside. The person shut the door behind them and faced him. Lilit had her hands on her hips, her face wearing an upset expression.

 

"You're five minutes late."

 

Alek rolled my eyes and shrugged. He wasn’t going to listen to her if this was another lecture about the eggs.

 

"What do you want to talk to me about, Lilit?"

 

Her angry look faded, a worried one replacing it.

 

“I want to talk to you about Dylan.”

 

Alek looked up, suddenly interested. He didn’t think Dylan was a stupid subject. He told her to keep talking.

 

“There’s something you don’t know.’ Lilit said.

 

“Well, get on with it.” Alek said. “What?”

 

“I was eavesdropping on the others. They knew something that I wasn’t ready to hear...”

 

“Get on with it!” Alek said louder than he meant to.

 

“Dylan... Dylan isn’t a boy.” She said, whispering the last part too softly for  Alek to hear.

 

“What? I didn’t catch the last...”

 

“Dylan is a girl!” Lilit screamed, covering her mouth after she said it. She put her ear up to the door and made sure no one had heard her. She sighed and repeated it, but Alek hadn’t heard it. Dylan... was a girl? How was that possible? He felt like his heart had stopped. His mind raced trying to match the pieces of the puzzle together.

 

“But... you kissed Dylan!” he said, trying to disprove her comment.

 

“I didn’t know that Dylan was a girl then.” Lilit sat next to him and leaned back on the shelves holding food and such.

 

“If you want to know,” She said, “I found out what Dylan’s real name is. Deryn Sharp. She didn’t want to be a proper young lady back home, so she convinced her brother to help her get into the army. She came aboard the Leviathan by accident. If the ship hadn’t come in time, she would have fallen from the beasty she was riding and died. It wasn’t her fault. The beasty had gotten scared and tried to get rid of her.” She paused and then asked if he was listening.

 

“I’m listening... it’s just...” He stopped. His heart was tearing in two. “I have to see her.”

 

He ran out of the closet and back to their room. It seemed like the world was moving in slow motion and he couldn’t move fast enough. He thought that it couldn’t possibly have been true. His best friend was not a girl. He opened the door and sneaked inside. Dylan was still sleeping. He walked over to him and turned him upwards. He studied Dylan’s face. He noticed the long eyelashes, the perfectly curved nose, and the full mouth... He jumped back, as if struck by lightning. It was true. Dylan was a girl. He remembered her real name, Deryn. He stared at her, wondering how she’d ever gotten away with the scheme. Deryn turned back onto her side and continued to sleep as memories raced through his head. He should have realized it sooner. A sharp pain clenched his heart and he tried to ignore it, but no matter what he did, he couldn’t get it to stop. What was this feeling that kept coming back? Alek pulled a pocket watch out of his coat and looked at the picture of his mother. What would she say if she were here? He studied the picture, but it didn’t seem the same. He looked at a corner of it and scratched it. The picture fell out, and with it a letter. He opened it and immediately noticed his mother’s handwriting.

 

“Dear Aleksander,

 

I know these past few months have been difficult for you. Both your parents are gone from the earth and hope seems to have vanished. But it hasn’t. Do you remember all of the stories I told you when you were younger? Princes winning the heart of the princesses and living happily ever after? Well, as you grow older, you find that finding the princess is a lot harder. It takes a lot more than calling for the princess to throw down her hair. You have to climb up the stairs and catch her heart before another prince has the chance to. You both have to adventure down them again to be able to get that happily ever after. Aleksander, what I’m saying is that you’ll have to take an adventure together to be able to reach safety in life, like your father and I. Even though I’m gone, remember to always protect the people you love and never sit and watch them suffer. Help them and love them. I hope you live a long and amazing life. I love you, Alek. Never forget that.

 

Your mother.”



Alek’s tears had smothered some of the writing, but he understood it all. He looked at Deryn and his heart felt the biggest charge of pain he'd ever experienced. Instead of pushing the feeling away though, he grabbed onto them and finally understood it. He knew what his feelings were, he’d just never known them too well to express them. Deryn started to say something and Alek ran to her side. She muttered only one word, but it was enough to confirm Alek’s feelings.

 

“Alek”

 

“I’m here.” He told her. Her eyes shot open and she sat up. Her eyes widened as she saw him.

 

“Did you hear anything, lad?” She asked. She started to push the sheets away.

 

“Deryn.” Alek said.

 

“What is..” She froze. Her eyes started tearing and she covered her mouth in shock.

 

“Who... Who told you?” She asked, a tear falling onto her cheek.

 

“Lilit.” He said blankly. His heart was pounding. How would she react?

 

Another tear fell from her eyes.

 

“I meant to tell you. I did. I just, didn’t know what you’d say... and I...” She stopped and started to breathe faster. She put a hand up to heart and kept crying.

 

“My heart’s pounding, lad.” She said. She wouldn’t look at Alek. “I know you’re upset at me.” She said, her tears falling onto her shirt.

 

“I was at first.” Alek admitted. “But I was too confused to even notice the anger. After a while, I realized that maybe you had reasons to not tell me... and I realized what they were.”

 

Deryn looked up at this.

 

“Then what were my reasons?” She asked.

 

Alek reached over and took her hand. His heart raced faster, her touch electrifying him.

“You didn’t want to ruin our friendship and kept quiet about your feelings so I would never get hurt.”

 

She nodded and wiped away her last tear.

 

“I’m sorry.” She said.

 

“I’m sorry.” Alek said. He leaned in closer. “I never told you how I felt.”

 

Deryn froze again.

 

“And what are those?” She asked.


Alek leaned in closer. He kept coming towards her until their lips met. Deryn seemed to melt after a few seconds. She put her arms around his neck and Alek put his hands on her waist. Deryn closed her eyes and breathed out. Alek did the same and felt his heart melt with hers. She pulled away and broke into a smile. Alek stared into her eyes and remembered his mother's words. The prince always found a princess, but it did indeed took a while to find and win her heart.
that was a very very good story tuching :)
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Post by: Kieya on May 07, 2011, 08:09:04 AM
Very rigth!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 11, 2011, 02:51:48 PM
what'd the teacher say?

she smiled… and watched as people wrotebdown dragons and pegasus.
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Post by: niggledafiggle on May 11, 2011, 06:39:34 PM
ha so your one didn't stand out to much? :P
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 14, 2011, 04:06:35 AM
nope... it was the stragest of them all.  When she said 'baleine volante' everyones heads turned to me as one.  I laughed so hard.
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Post by: niggledafiggle on May 14, 2011, 03:46:22 PM
I'm laughing now! LOL!
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 16, 2011, 03:08:13 AM
LOL!!
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Post by: Kieya on May 16, 2011, 03:08:55 AM
Heheheheh
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 16, 2011, 03:11:07 AM
ikr?
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Post by: Kieya on May 16, 2011, 06:16:37 AM
i laughed bout for 20mins
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Post by: Awesomegoat on May 16, 2011, 07:49:07 AM
 ;D
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Post by: niggledafiggle on May 20, 2011, 07:31:02 PM
 :o
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Post by: JamesTheGreater on August 29, 2011, 09:19:05 AM
It wasn't too bloody...was it?

Most of it originates from what I know about the ballistics of firearms...they can do some damage...
It wasn't too bloody, in my opinion....
Then again, I read Tom Clancy, who is one of the most graphic authors I have ever read. They are good books, none-the-less.