Afternoon Off K+DThe large canine panted, eagerly flopping over onto his back for the double belly rub from two of his favorite people. While the quieter girls didn't drop food as often, a soft whine was all it took to get attention for hours at a time, plus part of anything they were munching on. Life was easier in the dorm with only these two; no drunken red head to try and ride him like a small horse.
"I never noticed his eyes before; they're like a soft gold." The brunette mumbled distractedly, scratching behind his left ear. "They're... wise."
Her companion quirked an eyebrow, pausing in her mindless channel flipping and glancing down to the shaggy dog she had started petting out of habit. "The common dog is smarter than half the human population."
"I wouldn't be surprised if that's a proven fact." The stretch of silence between the three lasted, broken only by garbled language from the TV channels being changed the moment a picture appeared on screen.
"What was the point of getting satellite when
Torturous BeginingI know from the moment I see her ginger hair whipping in the wind that I'm dreaming, because the air is still and as far as I know, she's been dead for years. The young woman's vivid green eyes stare into mine like we're old comrades that have been through everything together. The sun is shining while no one casts a shadow, squirrels are punching each other to get at an acorn first, and the woman so very much like me is planted into the soil like the trees surrounding us. A sigh of relief almost leaves me when the earth opens and swallows my mother, as it always does during this dream.
Scorched half humans start crawling out of the rift the moment I feel safe. Their bodies are only charred halves, most severed torsos missing legs. The more grotesque creatures had their eyes hanging out, limbs just attached by the tiniest flaps of skin. My attempts to beat them away seem useless as they have me trapped against an oak tree in a matter of seconds, snake-like tongues flicking out to lick m
A Star-Crossed Christmas"Damnit MJ, leave the cookies alone!" Her brunette roommate swatted her hand away from the plate piled with chocolate chip and oatmeal sweets, brandishing a wooden spoon to smack her upside the head. 'I'm going to have a brain aneurysm and die, that actually sounds better than cooking all day for seven people!'
"Hey, beating up MJ's my job." Kami chuckled, snagging an oatmeal cookie while the chef's back was turned. The red head pouted, sadly her thoughts were along those same lines. One chocolate chip cookie was in her grasp, until No Name jumped up, teeth grazing her fingers as he snagged the treat in his massive jaws. "That's karma for you MJ."
'No, that's called a schemer of a boyfriend that likes to take advantage of being a shape-shifter!' The red head glared at the giant canine who was now getting patted on the head. 'Stupid dog. I don't see why he can't run away and come back as a regular guy.' Everytime she brought this particular argument up Isaac would o
Snowfall RXJ"Jiro!" Gray eyes grudgingly peeled open, immediately finding an ecstatic looking Rin standing over him. The thought that the apartment had burst into flames crossed his mind first, but why in the world would she be smiling about that? "What's going on?" He murmured, rubbing his misty eyes and sitting up, sweeping the pile of blankets off himself.
"It's still snowing!" The Japanese girl squealed excitedly, looking like she was barely restraining herself from shaking him for not joining in on her bubbly attitude. "It started last night, after you fell asleep, and it's been going on ever since. It's going to be my first white Christmas!"
"That's great." The brunette grumbled, thinking it was nothing to lose sleep over. 'Damn, it's Christmas Eve; we've got that Secret Santa and dinner tomorrow night.' His eyes scanned an empty box of chocolates and bags of Skittles. "You know that it's been going on ever since because you've been up all night?"
"Well...yeah." Her smile f
Stake Out KXA"I hate you." The steely eyed girl growled through gritted teeth, trying to keep them from chattering. "We've sat here for an hour and nothing's happened."
The rat tailed one shrugged, "I never said this would be exciting, but I could make things happen." He purred in a sultry voice, edging closer until she was trapped against the window.
"Yes you did, that's why I came." Kami replied angrily, shoving him away as soon as he dared touch her. 'Your car might look all impressive, but the heater really sucks.'
"Nah, I think you just wanted to spend quality time with me without it seeming like something romantic." His grin was an unbearable, mocking blight. 'I'd rather you hadn't really come though; any other time would be fine. But Ferric is a pain in the ass that might end up leaving a nasty little mark.'
"What exactly are we doing here anyway?" Kami asked, getting desperate for something to break the chilly silence. She glanced at the run down, grime encrusted building they
Secret Delight MJXIThe red head squealed in indignation, feeling teeth graze her ankle once more as she dashed around the coffee table before losing her footing and falling over the carpet. "Go away!" She kicked at the brute's large head, surprised to find she connected with his jaw. A wave of guilt would have washed over her if it wasn't for the fact that he had been playing his role a bit too well.
"Hey, you two play nice." Her brunette roommate mumbled, trying to conceal a grin as she scratched behind the dog's ear before exiting quickly. Mary Jane only stared at the recently shut door, hurt that her friend wouldn't spare any sympathy, but thankful that she hadn't noticed anything different. "You play the role of an evil dog too well." MJ grumbled at the hulking canine now panting in her ear, giving her fingers an affectionate nip as she pushed him away.
The green eyed girl watched, marveling at the way thick tendrils of fur withdrew themselves into him, leaving behind tanned skin. The switch f
Sneak Peek KXRTaro noisily cleared his throat after recovering from a few seconds of shock. The two broke apart quickly, each with a heavy blush lighting their cheeks, mumbling things about mistletoe. Sure enough, there was the same decoration that had trapped him in a close embrace with Mai just last night.
'How did I forget to burn that cursed thing?!' He glared at the horrid holiday decoration, growling his own jumble of things about stupid traditions. "Don't let her dig around in my room or eat too much sugar." His voice turned steely on the white haired Brit, willing him to understand that one or both of those things would mean chaos to the apartment.
Ryou nodded stiffly, still waiting for the larger male to pull out a hatchet and start hacking away at his neck. 'Any second now and he'll have my jugular spewing blood.' Yet his girlfriend's sibling merely nodded back, hurrying out the door with a last stern look at the two of them.
'He didn't even tell me when to leave, maybe he