5
Mar

One For The Road

by Sakana Sara (魚 サラ) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/73551.html) The thing about a bar on a two-lane state highway in the middle of nowhere is, nobody ever comes in but truckers and bikers. You deal in beer, peanuts, and plenty of Johnny Cash on the jukebox, and some of these guys sure look like they’d name a […]

5
Mar

Secret Life

by Usagi Anami (兎あなみ) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/79176.html) Nighthawk stares at the monitors on the walls, the brightest things in a dark room of wires and gears. The drone of electronics, the click and clack of cogs and the hiss of steam resonate through the air. The screens display the names and medical statistics of every member […]

5
Mar

The Rain’s Child

by Nakaya Sumi (中谷寿美) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/80302.html) “First son, you absolutely cannot forfeit your duty!” Striding to escape from the councilor’s voice, the oldest son of the late King soon found himself lost among the shadows of the long corridor. He ran to the pace set by the beating of his own heart, as fast as […]

5
Mar

The Violinist

by Cela Aerecura (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/81526.html) He had seen Llyr before, of course, as they did live under the same roof, and he knew the man worked for his uncle as an entertainer of sorts. But never had he thought the musician was this skilled. Iorwerth supposed he should have known, as his Lord Uncle only […]

5
Mar

Pink Is The Love You Discover

by Critical Strike illustrated by olukemi (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/78806.html) — February 14th, 2008 — Some people had reason to hate Valentine’s Day. Hell, it was just created by the card and chocolate companies to entice people to spend money, profess the love they should be professing all year long, and generally make single people feel like […]

5
Mar

public static void Romance()

by Hinotori (火鳥) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/75804.html) public static void Romance() { Sean.IsFrustrated = true; One of the most annoying things about being a geek was that people kept assuming you couldn’t get any. …Okay, fine, so he hadn’t managed to get any just yet, but that wasn’t because he couldn’t! …It wasn’t! He just wanted it […]

5
Mar

Daydream

by Kubaru Suki (少年好き配る) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/75627.html) Yajima-sensei taught last period ethics. Shimazaki Tomoharu was in last period ethics and used the time to stare at Yajima-sensei. Tomoharu had the feeling that Yajima-sensei was very politely ignoring his staring. In this way, Tomoharu found Yajima Shogo-sensei to be completely amazing because it was not every teacher […]

5
Mar

Robin, or, My Adventures in the Adult Entertainment Industry

by Nara Kagerou (奈良蜻蛉) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/77707.html) Gary’s phone call woke me up in the middle of the afternoon. I answered it with a groan, ignoring his insensitive accusations that people should be awake by three p.m. Shows what he knows. “Listen, Ty, I need you. I’m making a movie. You’re the star.” He was making […]

5
Mar

The Invitation

by Meruhen (メルヘン) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/73909.html) The envelope was sitting in the center of his desk when he came in to work Monday morning. He instantly recognized the bold, precise handwriting on the cream-colored surface, and had to sit down for a while before he could bring himself to touch it. He opened the letter very, […]

5
Mar

Kids And Heroes

by Takiguchi Aiko (滝口アイコ) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/79524.html) Rebecca Tietney was one of those mothers, Jeremy’s own mother would have said darkly; the kind of parent who opened up the liquor cabinet at parties because it was better to have the kids drinking in the safety of her home rather than outside it where safety was not […]

5
Mar

The Wedding

by Seo Ha-young (徐河英) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/73034.html) The dull roar of voices echoed through the church, reaching as high as the abandoned balcony and reverberating between the ceiling and the empty benches. Three hundred people shuffled their feet, gabbed, laughed, and waited – in the noisy, restless manner characteristic of large crowds – for the wedding […]

5
Mar

Tangled Web

by Shoe (おもり) illustrated by haitoku (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/76709.html) Toren stared at his knees. There wasn’t much else he could see from here, besides dirt and brush. The men were joking with each other about what they were going to do with the ransom money. He chewed a little on the ball of cloth in his […]

5
Mar

Grim Hunt

by Sora Junko (空 純子) (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/74574.html) This is the fourth (holy cow!) story in the Grim series. You may want to read the previous chapters before reading this one, but this story does stand on its own. Grim Disguise Grim Haunting A Grim Christmas Carol — The hard shaft was smooth in Sebastian’s hand […]

5
Mar

A Step By Step Guide To Flirting

by Rei (レイ) illustrated by dawninhell (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/79820.html) o1; The Meeting The first thing that Ji-Hoon notices is Hye-Dong – he moves like a snake in water in the middle of the dance floor; all smooth liquid grace under strobing lights and pounding music, under a thin haze of smoke. There is a flash of […]

5
Mar

Car Talk

by torino koji (mirrors http://s2b2.livejournal.com/76475.html) Everything could be blamed on the Impala, even if that wasn’t true in the slightest and he knew it. The Impala was not the Impala, but it was as close as three jobs between the two of them had managed to get that was still in their state and still […]