Mark of the Raven ( Beginnings: part two )

Riki stands up. So much for confidence... He thinks. His chest starts to ache again. But he doesn't say anything. Raiden just got back from being, god knows where, for two years. He can't bring down the mood with his heart. Riki stands there, completely still, for five minutes until Rei notices.
“Riki?" She says as she walks up to him. “You okay?" Riki looks at her and tries to say yes.
“Itami. Rei, Itaidesu." Is what he ends up saying.
“Raiden! I think something's wrong with Riki. I think it's his heart." Rei says. So much for not making a scene... Raiden stops thanking Tristan and runs over to the two of them.
“Rei, get him lying down, now!" He yells. Yoshida and Tristan stand back and watch. Yoshida thinks it's funny to just watch, and Tristan can't do any thing unless told to.
“Tristan, knife. Now." Raiden says loud, but calm. Tristan sighs as the mist that makes up his body shifts into a knife in Raiden's hand.
“I'm sorry, Ricky." Raiden whispers in Riki's ear. He lifts up the knife, and shoves it into Riki's chest.

I didn't have time to finish...
Oh, for the parts in Japanese, I'm going to give something to copy and paste into Google translate. For “Itami. Rei, itaidesu" use this: いたみ、れい、痛いです
It is the same thing, not written in Romaji. No one understands what Romaji is... I'm hopeless.

Hatting a Mad Man Part 4

“Aha! There she is!” The Doctor said, smiling, when Amy reappeared, now her normal height.

“I'm almost done!” The Hatter shouted from his workspace. Amy sat next to the Doctor said whispered “What's he doing?”

“He's making a fezton!” The Doctor replied, smiling. “It's a combination of a stetson and a fez!”

Amy groaned, but the Doctor saw her lips in a small smile.

“Finished!” The Hatter said and held up his creation, his face shining. The Doctor put his fez on Amy's head and walked over to the Hatter, who placed the hat on his head as proudly as though it were a crown. The Doctor beamed at Amy and said “How does it look?”

“Ridiculous,” Amy said, smirking. The Doctor frowned and said “You're just jealous. Besides, I think it's cool! Feztons are cool!”

“If you say so,” Amy said, rolling her eyes and smirking.

Amy was laying on a sofa, staring at the ceiling while the Doctor and the Hatter talked about hats and swapped stories.

It wasn't long before the Cat joined her. He sighed and said “Tea?” And offered her a cuppa. She took it gratefully and sipped while watching the Doctor. Amy still couldn't believe where they were, for she'd figured it out by now. A cat that smiled and vanished, a mad hatter, talking flowers... It was Wonderland. As in... well, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

Amy would have said it was impossible, however when with the Doctor, everything was only improbable.

“Doctor, we've been here for two days,” Amy said. She put her hundredth-something cup of tea down and added “I never thought I'd say this, but I am getting really sick of tea.”

The Doctor sighed and said “Well, it seems as though we have to go. Oh, this was brilliant! We should do this again some time.”

“Agreed,” the Hatter replied, nodding. “I'll show you the way out of Underland. Come, come, come...” They followed the Hatter out of the house and down a dirt path. He hummed and murmured a poem under his breath. Amy knew the poem from Lewis Carroll. It was called The Jabberwock, as she fondly recalled.

“We're here,” the Hatter said, stopping suddenly in front of a smallish cave. “This should take you back.” Amy looked up and saw that it was a rope ladder. She frowned and said “Are you sure about this?”

“Almost positive. McTwisp is the only one who's used it, I think, and he got back fine,” the Hatter said, not really reassuring Amy at all. Still, it was the only chance they had to get back to then TARDIS, so she turned back to the Hatter and said “Well, thank you for your hospitality, Hatter.”

The Hatter took Amy's hand and said “Fairfarren, Lady Pond. I wish you and the Doctor a good journey back to your... Ah...” He looked at the Doctor.

“The TARDIS,” the Doctor said. “It's called the TARDIS.”

“Very well,” the Hatter said. He smiled at Amy and kissed her hand. Amy smiled and said “Goodbye, Hatter. It was nice to meet you.” She grabbed the Doctor's hand and said “Come on, Raggedy Man. You first.” The Doctor started up the ladder, holding his Sonic as a flashlight, and Amy started up behind him.

“Can you see the top yet?” Amy called after what felt like an hour of climbing.

“I think so,” the Doctor called back. A few moments later, Amy could see light other than the Sonic's green glow. A few minutes after that, the Doctor poked his head out. He looked around, the fezton still on his head. He looked around, confused, before saying “The TARDIS! My TARDIS!” He clambered out of the hole and ran over to it. Amy stuck her head out and saw the Doctor opening the TARDIS. She got out of the hole and brushed herself off, the fez falling off her head. She'd completely forgotten that she was wearing it.

“Well, that was certainly... interesting,” Amy said, looking back at the hole.

The Doctor looked at her and took the fezton off. He looked at it and said “Oh, that was brilliant! Where to next?” And he walked inside the TARDIS and she heard him say “How about Fairyland? I've always meant to show you Fairyland!”

“So long as we get to save the world,” Amy said and followed him into the TARDIS. She closed the door behind her and the Doctor said “Well, the TARDIS is going to take us somewhere, I think you can assume we'll be saving a world.”

Amy laughed and the TARDIS began to move with the usual noise. Vworp! Vworp! Vworp!

The blue box faded until it was gone. A few moments later, a young woman frowned at the place where the box had been. Pushing some blond hair out of her face, she murmured “Curiouser and curiouser...” She shook her head before starting back down the hill, glancing back once, and smiling at a white rabbit in a purple waistcoat.


The Mark of the Raven ( beginning )

A young Asian boy runs into the darkness. His beat up body is almost ready to give up, but he keeps going. He will not let himself be taken back. Not after all he did to get out. The man chasing him won't give up that easily, either. Two years he had held this boy hostage. How did he get out now?
Right as the man is about to catch the boy, a hand covers his mouth. It's cold and ghostly; almost shimmering in the darkness. The hand drags the man backwards, giving the boy time to escape. The man grabs the hand, and yanks it off his mouth.
“I don't think you should interfere with this." Says the man as he turns to face, and kill, the person that grabbed him. To his surprise, there was nothing but a faint blue glow. A chill goes through the man's body as the form of a human emerges from nowhere.
“Run," Whispers a sharp voice. “You have made me angry. Remember, Tsume, this child is under my protection."
The boy comes to a large building. The street lights eliminate his path well. He walks into the building calmly. It's bright inside, and very white. A lady sitting behind a desk smiles at him as he walks past. He walks up three flights of stares, to scared to take the elevator, before he reaches a long hall way. The floor's the red flower print you would see in a hotel. With all the rooms, it would make a good one. Happily, they only will have to ever deal with five people. Yes it might get boring only seeing the same five people over, and over again, but the boy doesn't care. It's not like they have families or anything. They're dead after all.
The boy walks past empty rooms until he reaches the one with a sign on it. The sign reads: Kurosawa Akuma's! :) with the smiley face and everything. He knocks on the door. There are some loud noises, then the door swings open.
“Konbanwa, Raiden!" Yells a girl about a year older than him.
“Uh, un. Konbanwa, Yoshida.” Says Raiden as he walks past her. Three people sit on the floor in front of him. A girl that looks just like Raiden, but with green eyes, not blue, and long black hair in a ponytail. Next is a boy with dirty blond hair and gold eyes, and lastly at the far left is the ghostly form of a 24 year-old with bright blue hair. The girl smiles, the boy looks away, and the ghost has no expression.
“Hello Rei.” Raiden says. The girl jumps up on him, hugging her brother.
“Two years. It's been two years! Where the hell did you go?!" She yells in his ear.
“Eh, heh, long story." He mumbles. Rei lets go of him, and goes to talk to Yoshida. Raiden smiles down at the boy. He sits down in front of him. The boy still doesn't look at him.
“I missed you." The boy mumbles under his breath. Raiden kisses his forehead.
“I missed you too, Riki." Raiden whispers in his ear, then stands up. He takes two steps to the left, and stands in front of the ghost.
“Raiden Kurosawa," says the ghost. “thank me for saving your life back there."
“Y-yes. Thank you, Tristan," He mumbles. “Thank you for getting me away from my dad."

Let me know if you want me to continue it or not. Either way I will.
I realized that I was still on this blog, so I decided to post something. I have been working on these characters for a while now, and just put them together. I want to warn you, I've been working on the characters not the story. So it might seem not quite right at some points. Also, I'm just not good at writing in general.
Yes, some of the dialogue will be in Japanese... And yes, some of the Japanese will be wrong... Give me a break! Five out of six characters are Japanese! And I'm still learning! That's not my fault! Okay, it is... Shut up!

Hatting a Mad Man Part 3

Amy was dirty, wet, lost, and she wasn't happy about it at all. She glared in front of her and soon came upon a small box on the ground. She looked down at it and looked around. No one was there. She looked at the box again. Inside was a frosted white cake with the words Eat Me in green frosting. She picked it up and frowned before nibbling the corner. It tasted... like carrot cake. She grew an inch. After staring at the cake for a long time, she put the cake back into the box and carried it with her as she walked on.

“Are you Amy Pond?” A voice asked and she whipped around to see a cat sitting up in a tree, grinning down at her. “You're not as tall as I imagined you to be, but you are ginger.”

“Who are you?” Amy asked, frowning. “Why do you know my name?” Her suspicions about where she was were coming back and she pushed them away again.

“I came to find you for that man. The Doctor, he said his name was,” the cat said, shrugging (Could cats shrug? Amy wondered).

“The Doctor! Can you take me to him?” Amy asked, relieved.

“Of course,” the cat said, smiling again. He vanished and reappeared down the path. “Coming?”

Amy ran after him and soon, they came to a half rundown house. Amy frowned and said “He's in there?”

“Yes, he's with the Hatter,” the cat said. “Follow me.”

They went inside and she saw the Doctor sitting and eating a sandwich while another man was shouting at a sewing machine. The Doctor pulled out his Sonic Screwdriver and pointed it at the machine. A moment later, it began to work. The man laughed and began to sew again.

“I found her,” the cat said and the Doctor turned. Amy folded her arms and glared at the Doctor. He was wearing a fez again along with his usual goofy smile.

“Amy!” The Doctor said, still smiling. He suddenly frowned and said “Why are you small?

“I drank some stuff and it shrunk me so I could get through a door. I have a cake that'll make me big again,” Amy held out the box, “but I don't have any clothes.”

“I have some,” a man by the sewing machine said. He walked over to Amy and picked her up. Being she was only four inches, this was not a hard thing to do.

“Put me down!” Amy shouted, struggling. The Doctor chuckled and called “Be careful with her, Hatter!”

The man, Hatter, put her down and said “There's clothes in the trunk and the closet. I'll leave you alone for some privacy.” He left and closed the door behind him as Amy ate the rest of the cake and pulled a blanket around herself, just in case someone did decide to come in.

To her surprise, the clothes in the trunk were actually made for women. She looked through and finally pulled out a blue dress with black designs . She pulled it over her, tied up the back, and walked back into the main room.

Letters To Hogwarts (Final Chapter)

When Severus and Lily got off, they could hear a loud voice calling “Firs' years! Firs' years, this way!”

Whoa!” Lily said, her eyes widening at the large man. Even Severus's eyes widened. The man was huge with hair and a beard and beetle black eyes that sparkled. He was almost a giant.

C'mon! This way! Firs' years over here! Any more of yeh? Watch yer step!” Said the large man. Then, they followed him, Lily clutched Severus's hand as they walked down a steep narrow path. The large man suddenly said “Yeh'll be getting' yer firs' look at Hogwarts in a sec. It's jus' 'round the bend!”

The narrow path had opened up to reveal a big black lake. Perched on top of a mountain on the other side was a vast castle with towers and turrets.

Oh, it's beautiful!” Lily whispered into Severus's ear. He smiled and said “Yeah, it is.”

No more'n four to a boat!” The large man called. Severus noticed for the first time a lot of little boats. He and Lily crawled into one of them and were followed by two others. There was a commotion and then the large man called “Everyone in? Right! FORWARD!”

The boats lurched and moved across the lake. Lily looked down at the water and Severus said “What do you think'll happen if I touch it?”

The water?” Lily asked. She reached in and let a finger glide over the surface of the water. Soon, a tentacle came up out of the water and Lily screamed, backing into Severus. “What is that?”

Must be the giant squid,” a kid behind them said. “My dad told me that there was a giant squid in the lake.”

They crossed and clambered out of the boats. Lily kept close to Severus and they followed the large man through a passageway in the rock in front of them and coming out onto damp grass. They walked up a flight of steps in front of them and the large man called “We all here? Okay,” and he knocked on the door.

The door opened and a severe looking woman with black hair pulled back into a tight bun and square spectacles. She looked down at them and the large man said “The firs' years, Professor McGonagall.”

That's the woman who took me to Diagon Alley!” Lily whispered into Severus's ear.

Thank you, Hagrid,” Professor McGonagall said. “I'll take them from here.”

The large man, Hagrid, walked away and Professor McGonagall pulled the doors wide. The first years shuffled forwards into the entrance hall and Lily whispered “Sev! I could fit my whole house in here!”

And mine with it,” Severus said, smiling slightly.

They followed Professor McGonagall into the room and she then turned and said “Welcome to Hogwarts. The start-of-term banquet will start shortly, however you must first be sorted into your houses before you take your seat in the Great Hall. Sorting is very important, because it will be someone of a family to you. You will sleep in the dormitories and spend your free time in the common room. You will also have classes with the rest of your house.

The four houses are called Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, and Slytherin. Each house has its own history and have produced many good witches and wizards. While you are at Hogwarts, your triumphs will earn you house points. Any rule-breaking will lose house points. At the end of the year, the house with the most points earn the house cup. A great honor. I hope each and every one of you will work towards it.

The Sorting Ceremony will take place in a few minutes in front of the rest of the school. I recomment you smarten yourselves up while you wait.”

She left and Lily wondered aloud “I wonder how we get sorted.”

I wonder if it hurts!” One kid called in response.

It's in front of the whole school,” Severus said. “I wonder if they'll make us do magic.”

But we haven't learned anything yet!” One boy said.

I have,” Severus said. Lily looked at him and said “Why did you read all of the textbooks before you came?”

Why not?” He muttered so only she could hear. He glared in front of him and muttered “Better than listening to Mum and Dad argue over whether I should even come.”

Lily smiled at him and said “Don't worry.”

A few minutes later, the doors opened and Professor McGonagall led them inside. Everyone ooed and aahed at the sight. Candles were floating above their heads and there appeared to be no ceiling. They stopped and they focused their attention to the hat that was on a stool. Lily jumped with it began to sing. Severus listened. Yes, he wanted to be in Slytherin.

Evans, Lily,” Professor McGonagall called after a few others went first. Lily walked up. The sorting hat was barely on her head before it screamed “GRYFFINDOR!”

Severus groaned slightly as Lily made her way over to her table. She gave him a sad sort of smile and shot a look of dislike at one of the boys they had met on the train and sat somewhere else. Severus eventually went up when he heard his name “Snape, Severus.”

SLYTHERIN!” The hat screamed and he handed the hat back to Professor McGonagall and went to the Slytherin table as they cheered. He sat next to a prefect, who patted him on the back and said “Welcome to Slytherin, Severus. I'm Lucius Malfoy.”

Thanks,” Severus said, glancing over at Lily. He didn't really listen to any of the other kids get sorted.

Once the sorting was over, Dumbledore stood and said a few things to the school. Severus was still looking at Lily. Then, he jumped as food appeared on the empty plates in front of him. He looked at them and then began to eat. Then, he looked at Lucius and said “Do we have classes with the other houses?”

Mostly with the Gryffindors,” Lucius said, shrugging. “Why that is, exactly, I have no idea. Why?”

No reason,” Severus said. “I just have a friend who was just sorted into Gryffindor, that's all.”

Oh,” said Lucius. He shrugged and then went back to his food.

After the banquet was over, Dumbledore said a few more words. Mostly warnings, like Mr. Filch wanting to remind students not to preform magic in the corridors and that the forest on the castle grounds was forbidden. Then, Lucius stood and called “First years, this way! Quickly, this way,” and he led them down to the dungeons. He walked to a wall and said “The password is currently 'Thelemic'.”

As soon as he said the word, a door in the wall opened and there was lots of green light all around them. The first-year Slytherins walked in and Lucius said “All of your things will be in your room already. Boy's dormitories it to the left and girl's is to the right.”

Severus immediately went into the boy's dormitory, feeling tired, while the other first-years explored the common room. He would have time to explore later.

There were four beds in the dormitory labeled First Years. Severus quickly found his trunk and changed for bed quickly. Then, he closed the curtains and placed his wand on the bedside table. He closed his eyes and smiled to himself. He knew he was home.