Stories tagged “james”

  • Once in a Lifetime

    “Let’s do it again!” James yelped as we made our way off of the ramp, leading down to the ground. I shook my head violently. “Not in this lifetime.” He laughed. I literally got down on my knees and kissed the pavement, wh...

  • Agent Arthur

    “Arthur,” began R as she lowered her glasses condescendingly, “I know that you’re not exactly agent material. You’re not strong, you’re not particularly suave, and the only thing quick about you is your wits. However...

  • You Exist

    Again, you say to yourself, “I exist.” Then you ask yourself “And?” You realize that realizing that you exist serves no purpose except philosophical meanderings. You are placed precisely back where you were. You have escaped hyp...

  • Gone in a Flash

    “Uh…okay…” Billy said, shading his eyes and squinting, trying to see past the lights. “Are you okay, Sera? You sound kinda funny.” “I’ve been a little sick lately,” Sera said. “Yeah, you might say she...

  • Lights Are On...

    “That’s… You don’t see a lot of people willing to make that kind of decision so quickly,” Lisa said, raising an eyebrow. “For all you know, we’ll have to… take him out of public circulation.” “...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • The Hole in the Wall

    Fur and Sera moved up, weapons at the ready. Lisa moved in behind them. “All right, this is new.” Sera pointed at a ragged hole in the wall, surrounded by fragments of stone and plaster dust. “Looks like they’ve tunneled in from...

  • All Your Reasons

    “I don’t think they’ve done a full-on Shawshank Redemption number for something they just kinda want, the question is what is it in the building that they actually want?” “Some of the brightest minds in the area work or go...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Thanks for the Memory

    “But what kind of reinforcements?” James asked. “Whatever they’re after might make all the difference.” “And how do you suggest we find that out?” Lisa asked. “Well, I dunno, these guys are, like, walking...

  • Fire It Up?

    “Great, that’ll make it even MORE of a pain in the ass to take out the controller without taking out the entire ’mech.” Sera grumbled. “With that kind of storage density increase, you’re talking about a geometric inc...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • You Know That It Would Be Untrue You Know That I Would Be a Liar

    Lisa grinned. “And the mechs’ plasma rifles can ignite the wires without leaving any traces of arson. Or at least, none that forensics will recognize.” “Then what are we waiting for?” James grinned. “Let’s ligh...

  • Cuffed

    When Lisa and James awoke, they were cuffed together in what was unmistakably, the trunk of a moving car. “Oh my head… Wait, Marauders?” James whimpered, clutching his recently-clocked head. “No, if this were the Marauders, we w...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Dominatrix Theory

    “Do you want us to be quiet, or do you want us to answer questions? We can’t do both at once,” Lisa said. Billy facepalmed. “You know what I mean.” “What’s this all about?” James asked, blinking against t...

  • Surrealism

    “Okay, libraries. That was something that I thought I could go my entire life without hearing until I heard it, and that’s even after my sister got turned into a refugee straight out of Macross.” James deadpanned, mind boggled by the ...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Driving Home

    “Are you off your nut?” Lisa hissed to James as they shared the back seat of the woman’s car. Billy was driving, and the woman was sitting backward on the passenger seat, glowering at them and fingering the hilt of a bullwhip. “...

  • Off In The Ditch

    “What? The plasma cannon is NEVER overkill!” Sera said, looking at her brother like he had grown a third ear on his forehead. “I would, however, be curious as to exactly how you managed to let yourself get kidnapped by someone in THAT...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • Damage Control

    James groaned. “This wasn’t even necessary. We were taking them back to the base. They could have taken care of it there without anyone getting hurt.” “You don’t know that!” Sera insisted. “Hmph, fine way to ac...

  • Watching and Waiting

    “I hate stakeouts.” Lisa growled over the radio. They had managed to track down the hotel where the guest speaker was staying at, and Aegis agents had met them there with Sera and Fur’s proper bodies, all evidence of the previous spar...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 4 out of 5
  • Fidgeting

    James frowned, trying to figure the odds in his head for whether the new arrivals were robots in disguise or just the random odd vehicles you got every so often. It was a little hard to concentrate when— “Ow! What was that?” James looked ...

  • Playing Catch Up

    Shortly after that, the exit nearest the parked sports car burst open, and Lisa dashed for Fur, gripping a bookish-looking man with a briefcase by the arm before shoving him in and diving in herself. “Jim, Sera, run interference for me!” Li...

    • Author: Cossy
    • Posted almost 10 years ago.
    • 3 out of 5
  • The Runaways - Boredom

    “Why does it have to be so boring here?” exclaimed James Cartwright as he extended his arms and leaned back in his chair, yawning the biggest yawn in all his fifteen years. He looked out his window at the darkness of the night. It was a war...

  • The Runaways - The Stranger

    The window cracked and shattered into a million tiny pieces as someone dressed in all black landed on James’ bedroom floor. He wore a mask that his his face completely. He had a long, silver sword in his hand. The hilt of the sword was as black a...

  • The Runaways - Identity Revealed

    How have mom and dad not heard this? James thought to himself while dodging strikes of the stranger. Even if they didn’t hear the window crash, they must have heard me jumping around up here and screaming. The stranger brought his sword down on J...

  • The Runaways - Mind Games

    I just killed a kid that was in my class… James though, his mind blowing through a million different thoughts at once. Travis Ortega was in James class. They weren’t particularly friends, but they knew each other. Why had he crashed through...

  • All Kinds of Problems at Eight A.M.

    If there is one thing that I learned from having kids- it’s always have a backup plan, particularly when it comes to the refrigerator. It doesn’t matter how old they are, everything in there is assumed to be free game. You can put notes on ...

  • Of Umbrellas, Spiders, and Dark Times

    “I’m going to catch the Spider, James.” Elizabeth called from our bedroom. She was referring to the city’s most used means of transportation, one that the public was assured was as safe as the zepplins that dotted the sky. I had...