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The Reward of LifeLife is abundant. You see it all around you, every day. There are the trees in the forests. The bushes by the sidewalk. The flowers at the library, or the tigers at the zoo. Those are just a few places.
You can find young mushrooms after a long, rainy night. There might be some seaweed washed up on the beach. The birds that sing for you on your way to school. The bugs that fly, the cats that hunt, the people that talk, it's all alive.
Most importantly, you are alive. What does that mean?
Being alive means that you can see, feel, taste, hear, and touch. It means you can think, feel, and know. It means that you have this one special thing that makes our planet so amazing. You are a part of what makes this world as big, vibrant, and unique as it is. No matter who you are. No matter where you live.
You are a part of this world. Just by living, you have been given a chance to succeed. You will have happiness, anxiety, anger, and sadness. Sometimes, your emotions might make you feel l
Here For You (Jain) It was always fun when Jack visited the base. The entire team would take as much time off from training as they could and they'd hang out almost all night. Every time, Jack would crash in Kevin's quarters, whether he had the Lieutenant's approval or not.
Sometimes Kevin would wake up for training some random day and there the Ender hybrid was. Curled up at the end of his bed like he was just meant to be there.
One of these times, Kevin found something out he didn't really want to know.
Kevin had had an exhausting day and decided to turn in early, knowing he would have another early day tomorrow. He pulled off his usual armor and boots and flopped onto his bed in his long sleeved white shirt and brown pants without bothering to change.
He sighed and sat down on the floor by his desk. "G'night..." He murmured in exhaustion and curled up right there on the floor, falling asleep almost instantly.
He had been
SWtCW: Pyrrhic Victory pt.2Planet Malastare, Doge's Palace
Anakin followed their escort with Fordo and Ahsoka at his side. Having the ARC Captain with him was reassuring oddly enough. Like Alpha before him, Anakin had been through a lot with Fordo and so found his presence reassuring and even enjoyable though Fordo was more businesslike than Alpha had been. He'd also been with Obi-Wan and Anakin during the whole Dark Reaper mess among some of their other early battles in the ongoing war.
“Do you think they're going to do it?” Ahsoka asked idly.
Fordo didn't turn to look at her as they continued.
“They're not going to have much choice if they want our support.”
“And they do want to ensure that their planet remains theirs.” Anakin provided. “They need that deal with the Chancellor to ensure that happens.”
“We could just take the fuel supplies ourselves after we beat the Seps.” Ahsoka said offhandedly.
Anakin glanced at her for a moment before shaking his
Battalia: SunshineThe team that set forth from the Derelict Industries base had been on the road for a week, having taken some time to ensure they had a steady means of transportation. Two had been developed, the first being a vehicle Chase and a few of the REND scientists had created.
Based on Chief Beil’s own vehicle, the one dubbed “Joyride” was made so the Battalia could fit in comfortably and drive it. At the moment Eva was flying above the machine, while Chase drove.
“Chase, are we close to where Graveyard was last seen?”
“Yeah, we’re near Agleam, the city of bright ideas.” Chase said, pointing to a figure in the distance. They had gone from a wasteland area to one where grass was starting to grow. The place looked elegant and almost like a utopia, with tall white skyscrapers and proper roads. It was far more polished looking than Mechanicsville, though the town was growing quite well.
“City of bright ideas? That sounds a bit arrogant.” C
Shatter Me - Chapter Three - Clanker It felt so weird, having my goggles on my head again. I kept wanting to reach up and take them off, but… I kinda liked it. Gah, who was I kidding, I really liked it. I missed this so much. And all of my friends... It was good to see Venom being all sarcastic and Ginger being his ginger-y self.
I walked down the hallway beside Wolf in Kevin in a daze. I saw Seto walking towards the library excitedly, and Ty teaching some new recruits Parkour101 as we passed the training hall. Jerome was with Mitch in the mess hall again, the two having a food fight and laughing. Oh my god, Jerome was laughing. With Mitch.
As I walked, I couldn’t stop smiling and only one thought circulated through my mind.
It was so good to be home.
SWtCW: Pyrrhic Victory pt.1A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away....
The Clone Wars: Pyrrhic Victory
The Galactic New Year approaches as the Clone Wars rage on throughout the galaxy. With neither side able to gain the upper hand while both Confederacy and Republic forces consolidate their gains and push against the defenses of their foes. It seems that for every step forward the Grand Army of the Republic gains, they must either take three steps back as they brace against the Separatist assault or find that the Separatists have outmaneuvered them. Still, there is hope in perseverance and with new ships and new armies joining their ranks with each passing day, hope remains that a crushing blow may yet be struck.
On the planet Malastare, one such victory is hoped for as both sides throw more and more forces into the fray. Having allied themselves with the Dug inhabitants of the planet, the Republic hopes to drive the Separatists from the resource rich planet and ensure that its precious fuel supplies
Heroes Aren't Born - Ch. 7 - Blast Off? "So where did you come from?" Duncan asked. "Really?"
"What are you talking about?" Lewis retorted. "I told you last night, remember?"
"No you didn't." Duncan said. "You just asked me if I believe in life on other worlds..." His voice trailed off and he stopped walking.
Lewis stopped a few feet ahead of him with the ghost of a smirk crossing his lips. "Thought you'd figure it out. I'm starting to think you're even smarter than me."
Duncan stared at him with wide eyes for a moment, then he let out a small, "Huh..." And the corner of his mouth twitched up into an astonished smile. "I always wanted to meet an alien. Ever since I was a kid."
"Well... I think the term, 'alien' is rather harsh..." Lewis turned and continued walking down the path in the woods. Duncan ran up and fell in step beside him again. The pair of them had been walking for several hours now; it was nearing sunset by now.
Infected - Chapter Eight Duncan sat alone inside the cell. Shards of glass laid all around him from the walls of his clone's cell, broken weeks ago when the infects attacked Yoglabs.
He had hoped that perhaps Lalnable would have been killed in the attacks, but just his luck... This wasn't the first time he had had a run in with Lalnable. No, the first time he was rather pleasant. He was more of a funny sort of crazy back than. Not much unlike Duncan himself.
At the time, they had been defending Duncan's castle from the first fleet of nagas and Duncan had been, unfortunately, drunk. But Lalnable was there upon a visit from Lewis asking what he should do with him and the two geniuses had worked together to fend off the snake-like beasts. Lalnable had helped him rebuild the damaged parts of his castle, too. He'd given him the idea for where to put his flux as well.
Duncan wasn't sure what had happened that had made the clone go insane, but whatever it was, D
The Engine of Destruction
Wherever she was, it felt amazing to be there. Standing alone on a hill wracked by cool winds, Sindri’s hair tickled her cheeks. She closed her eyes and felt a bright smile across her face. Bright enough to match the golden ball in the sky behind her. The day was almost at an end, the faint caress of the sphere’s warmth still lingering on her shoulders. A white cloud of a dress rippled out from her body, playfully tugged by the evening breeze.
From her place on the hill, Sindri stared down at a lake sunken in the earth, and an overwhelming pull drove her running, barefoot, toward it. Her heart was carried with the wind as she gasped for breath, a crushing swell of joy bound her lungs.
Sindri’s legs collapsed beneath her at the edge of the lake, her knees rushed to catch her weight on the soft, green grasses. With the warmth of the day at her back, she peered into the crystalline waters. What she didn’t see
Shatter Me - Ch. 1 - DarkMinecraftia has long since fallen. It’s cold now… and dark. And sad. Half the people I used to know are dead. Years have gone by since I was just an apprentice and I had thoughts of Skylordship and the world thought it was winning against the squids. Oh, those were the days.
I missed my old friends terribly. Venom, Logan, Jack; all dead. I never expected to outlive the enderman. Never. But he was one of the first to go, which was a big shock to all of us. For a while it was the stimulus that caused us to fight, but then it became the thing that caused all my other friends to die. Kevin was quiet most of the time now. I knew he missed them too; especially Jack.
I was alone now; the Sky Army had become so very small. The Commander had gone down, along with Deadlox, Bajan, and Seto. Many others had fallen as well, such as Xephos, Lalna, Rythian, and countless others. No one had ever tried to count them, but I estimated around three fourths of the population had been murdered.
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