Skeleton Keys: Chapter 10.1Chapter 10: Playing Pirates
I stood at the helm to our glorious new vessel, allowing the winds of space to brush over my face. I didn't rightfully care about the laws of physics and biology we were breaking. All of my attentions were on this latest sensation, my imaginations taking flight like our ship. I had always dreamed of the pirate's life, and this latest segment to our adventure brought me even closer to that seemingly-unrealistic desire. Maybe it wasn't so impossible. I mean, I was sailing with Jack Skellington in the crow's nest and Donald and Goofy on the deck below keeping us shipshape. Impossibilities were practically commonplace here.
A call from above interrupted my thoughts. "Michael, ship approaching on the port stern!"
"Is she friend or enemy?" I replied.
Jack looked through the spy glass from is perch. The approaching vessel had a red hull with an
Skeleton Keys, Chapter 4.4My eyes slowly opened some time later. Some loose grains of sand fell from my eyelashes and hair as I sat up. The others were gathered around me; the magic carpet was under me, acting as a sleeping mat. The moon was once again hanging over my head, and a blanket of stars accompanied its pale light in the night sky. Apparently I had been asleep longer than I thought.
You okay, Michael? Goofy asked.
I vigorously shook the remaining sand out of my hair and replied, Yeah, yeah. I was just a little tired, is all. What did I miss?
Were back at the Cave of Wonders, for a start, Donald answered, pointing behind me. I turned to where he pointed, and, sure enough, the tiger head of sand loomed over us with jaws open wide.
We just got here, so its not like you missed much, added Jack.
I groggily stood up, turning to the Cave of Wonders entrance.
CL1: VendettaOctober 31, 1990. Halloween night in Tortuga; it was just as rowdy as it was at any other time with rum bottles flying across the streets, blood being spilt at the drop of a hat, and the sounds of laughter and faces being broken against fists permeating the air. It was just outside of this haven for heathens that the Shadow sailed from, a pirate ship of unrivaled brutality and one of the few that boldly showed off its red Jolly Roger.
Captain Benjamin strode from his quarters and looked up into the rising moon. It was a crescent with its points dipped towards the ocean. Benjamin wore a similar expression on his own face. He could never stand this ridiculous time of year, especially not in Tortuga. He was a serious man, a man infamous amongst his crew and even other rival pirate ships for never having cracked a smile in the past several years. It was rumored that the furrowed brow beneath his tri-
Kingdom Hearts Smash Story 4King Dedede stood up from his chair at the end of the long banquette table. A smile curled his penguin beak. Ever since the food cam out and everyone sat down to eat, things had been easygoing. No one was arguing, and everyone was having a good time. Satisfied with this survey of things, he sat down, took another bite out of the shank of meat in his hand, and continued his conversation with Kirby.
At the other end of the table, Wolf, Bowser, and Wario were trading stories of past exploits like a trio of war veterans.
And then I show them why I have the bite to match my bark! Wolf laughed.
Wario and Bowser joined in his laughter also, spewing bits of their meals from their maws.
Once he was done howling with laughter, Wolf asked, So, what plans do you two have?
Bowser sniggered as he thought of his response. I was just going to kidnap Peach again, just for kicks.
Sticking to the
A Ghost of a Chance, Chapter 7Chapter VII: A Spirited Reunion
What do we do now? asked Garrett.
We wait for the others to be done with their meeting.
Garrett slumped against the wall with a frown on his face. What do we need them for? They dont look like they know anything about fighting.
Let me tell you something in terms you can understand, I offered with a hint of temper. In this war game you only get two lives and limited reinforcements. Youve already lost one life and those three are your reinforcements. I can personally attest to how well one of them fights, and the other two have large potential. It takes more bullets to fell five people than to take out two.
Well, you dont have to be so snippy about it, especially with people that you hardly know. All I need are my guns and Ill be fine.
I rolled my eyes and looked away
OpportunityIt was another routine job for someone like me. I had done it almost a thousand times. Ever since my parents had abandoned me in these slums, it had been like this. The sneaking around, picking the locks of the stores, and the Leave-No-Trace policies had become almost routine. Tonight was the little market down on 4th Street. It was a quiet neighborhood with no cops patrolling the area. Still, it always paid to be cautious.
I made my way around the building. Part one of Leave-No-Trace: Always use the front door whenever possible. There were no mechanical doors to this market as there were in the larger businesses, thus a lock pick was perfect. I drew my silver skeleton key from my pocket and placed it to the doorknob. The metal slid into the keyhole without me even having to make a move.
This was one of my good turns of luck, having obtained this little m
JusticeIt was my first night on my self-appointed patrol, the first of many as this citys resident vigilante. I kept to the shadows, my black eyes reflecting the darkness around me. The feeling was a thrill, an enjoyment. My name is Leah Cim, also known as Legacy in our group, Heavens Legacy. My accomplice, Angie (a.k.a. Angel), was behind me, looking over my shoulder. This was her first night out and about in a long time, almost twelve years; I could understand her shivering, especially in this cold.
You ready, Angie? I asked, keeping to a whisper.
Angie nodded, unfurling her wings.
With a silent signal, we moved from our hiding spot in an alley. Our footsteps were light, but the creaking of my newly-finished wings was a little loud for my liking. A little oil would fix that irritating noise. It was a new moon, as much as it was a new adventure for the two o