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Come at me! by holyshadow73
Come at me!
With a new weapon, the Phoenix Rose, Jacky's all good and ready to kick some supernatural ass! As anyone who is familiar with my art style, I don't often go into detail, so the flower part of Phoenix Rose doesn't really look the part that it is a described. 
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A tidbit I found on Tumblr!
  • 1:What is your #1 favorite anime? Gurren Lagann
  • 2:Has an anime ever made you cry? Yes!
  • 3:Which anime made you laugh the hardest? Probably RWBY
  • 4:If you could make a spin-off of any anime, what would it be? Every anime that I love
  • 5:List your top 5 animes: 5. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, 4. Date A Live, 3. No Game, No Life, 2. Future Diary, and 1. Gurren Lagann
  • 6:List your top 5 anime OSTs: 5. Period, 4. Shaman King (All three openings), 3. Brynhildr in the Darkness Op, 2. Fairy Tail Theme, and 1. Fiesta by +Plus
  • 7:Have you ever watched an entire anime in one sitting? Yes I have
  • 8:Who is your favorite anime character? Natsu Dragneel,
  • 9:Name an anime character you absolutely hate
  • 10:What is your favorite 'moe' anime? Lucky Star (Don't judge me!)
  • 11:What is your favorite drama anime? Clannad and Clannad Afterstory
  • 12:What is your favorite romance anime? Date A Live (Surprisingly)
  • 13:What is your favorite comedy anime? RWBY
  • 14:What is your favorite action anime? Sword Art Online
  • 15:What is your favorite harem anime? Again, Date A Live
  • 16:What is your favorite ecchi anime? I don't watch those
  • 17:What is your favorite mech anime? Gurren Lagann
  • 18:What is your favorite drama anime? Why was this question repeated?
  • 19:What is your favorite slice of life anime? Toradora
  • 20:What is your favorite adventure anime? Sword Art Online
  • 21:What is the first anime you ever saw? Pokemon
  • 22:You get to have a harem of [6] anime characters of your choice, who do you choose? Tohka Yatogami, Blake Belladonna, Noel Vermillion...Let me get back to you on that
  • 23:What is the most times you've re-watched an anime? Five times a week
  • 24:Name [1] anime you wish everyone would watch: Hm.....Fullmetal Alchemist: Conquerers of Shamballa movie
  • 25:What is an anime you regret watching? I haven't really seen one like that
  • 26:You get to have [1] anime character as your waifu/husbando in real life, who do you choose? Blake Belladonna
  • 27:Which anime character are you most like? Kimihiro Watanuki from xxxHolic. My family agrees.
  • 28:Do you watch a new anime because you think it will be good, or because its popular? Because I believe it will be good. Not because it's popular.
  • 29:Has an anime's fanbase ever made you hesitant to watch an anime? Not really. It actually compels me to watch it as soon as possible
  • 30:How many anime episodes is 'ideal' for you? A minimum of 16 episodes is acceptable
  • 31:Have you ever watched an anime with over 23 episodes? Yes I have
  • 32:If you could make a game for an anime of your choice, what would it be and why? I would make an action packed video game adaptation of Sword Art Online (And the anime I hope to make in the future)
  • 33:Would you ever watch an anime with over 100 episodes? Yes, if the anime is good enough
  • 34:Have you ever watched an anime only because you liked a specific character? No! I watch the anime for the story as well as the characters
  • 35:Have you ever dropped an anime, if so why? I have. Beelzebub, because its absolutely ridiculous
  • 36:In your opinion, what makes a good anime? Good fights, good story, good animation, and good voice actors.
  • 37:Name a popular anime you love: Sword Art Online
  • 38:Name a popular anime you hate: I can't think of one
  • 39:Is there an anime you wish was more popular? Date A Live, No Game, No Life, and Brynhildr in the Darkness
  • 40:Thoughts on live-action adaptations? I will accept the ones where the filmmakers don't try so hard to make the actors look like their roles so much that they appear as bad as most of the cosplayers I find on the internet. (Seriously, Cosplay sucks ASS unless it is done RIGHT!)

“Zack, wake up!”

I moaned exhaustedly as I sat up in my bed, completely ungrateful towards my dad’s wake-up call. I watched lazily as he strolled into my room. “Come on, son, you’re going to be late for your first day at work,” he said. I had almost forgotten. Melody, a friend of the family, runs a restaurant called The Shard out in West Starbled. When William Shard, the original owner passed away due to old age, she inherited the restaurant as the best and most reliable employee he’s ever had. And with no living relatives, he couldn’t pass it on to anyone else.
With no career, I was given a job opportunity to be a waiter at the restaurant and I accepted, only because I had already been turned down by every other business manager in Starbled. I got up and headed to the bathroom to take a shower. A quarter of the time I showered, I used my powers to direct the water and form funny images.
Oh, I guess I should introduce myself. My name is Zackory L. Ray and I am what is called an ‘Impure’, or an individual with mixed blood. I am 50% Demon, 25% Werepanther, and 25% Human. I have this really cool ability to manipulate water at will. I can also manipulate rocks, dirt, sand, gems, etc. Not to mention I have super speed, so getting to work on time shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
After getting out of the shower, I got dressed in a waiter’s uniform that Melody gave me and headed out of my room. I live in a massive mansion in Starbled with my father, Jacky Ray, my mother Serena Ray, and my little eight-year-old sister, Sherry Ray. My father’s job isn’t your average, every-day job, but it sure is cool. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough skill to be by his side in the kind of work he does.
As I was heading out the door, I felt a pair of little arms hug at my legs. “Be careful going to work, big brother,” Sherry said with a yawn. I smiled and crouched down, giving my little sister a kiss on the forehead before heading out. “Be good to mom and dad, alright, squirt?”
In the next few seconds I zipped off, putting my super speed at full power, managing to dodge every obstacle that comes by every millisecond. Somehow, when I’m using my super speed, my awareness is enhanced exponentially and I’m able to do stuff like this. It’s kinda like Spider-man’s spider sense. I don’t fully understand it, but it does come in handy. Within the first six seconds of travel, I arrive at the restaurant, with Melody waiting outside.
“First day on the job and you come on time. I have a feeling you’re going to be employee of the month within the first week,” she commented. Melody led me into the restaurant. I looked around, finding the place a bit eerie when it’s empty. The restaurant had not yet opened up, but it would in another hour or so. Only one other employee was here besides me. It was Jeremy the Jerkoff. At least, that’s what I called him in my head. I’ve seen him work on the days where Melody would explain the jobs she would give me once I started working at the restaurant. I’ve never said it to his face, because I don’t like to start pointless conflict.
The reason I called him this was because he was a stuck-up asshole who was always trying to show off to Melody. She’s already aware of why he’s doing it and it’s obviously for two reasons. The first reason is for the hope that he gets a raise, though I highly doubt he will. The second reason is because he wants to impress her.
“I don’t like guys who show off,” she would tell me when he’s not listening. Sometimes I wonder why Melody hired him in the first place, but he really was good at his job, though I loathe admitting. “Oh yeah, Zack, there’s something I forgot to mention. You’re not allowed to use your super speed in this place.” I felt let down immediately. I never liked doing things at average speed. I like to things quickly and efficiently, although I’ve been told multiple times that doings things at a steady pace can be more efficient.
Well whatever, I guess it doesn’t really matter as long as the job gets done. Melody gave me a plate of food. Bacon and scrambled eggs, mostly. I thanked her and ate it all, not leaving a scrap behind. “I’ll go wash this,” I said. I felt a chill crawl up my spine and I turned my head to find Jeremy staring at me. He quickly averted his gaze, but I had known from the beginning that this asshole was jealous of me. I guess he doesn’t like all the attention that Melody gives me. Pretentious Jerkoff!
After washing both the dishes I used and the dishes used last night, I washed my own hands and dried them off as I waited the last twenty minutes I had of free time before my job started. It was still generally morning time when customers came flooding in the doors. Apparently Mr. Shard made this place with the idea of a breakfast, lunch, and dinner restaurant all packed into one, from casual breakfasts, to relaxing lunches, to fancy dinners. And he definitely succeeded at that.
It was only my first day on the job and already I was doing great. I delivered breakfast to every, bringing in eggs, waffles, coffee, juice, all the usual breakfast-y things. After the morning shift ended, I was given around twelve hours off work. I was only hired to do the morning and night shifts. Not the afternoon shifts. I stuck around for a little bit after my shift ended just for kicks. Melody played music with her various instruments during every shift and after three or so songs afterwards, she would take short break.
“You’re doing really well for your first time on the job, Zack,” Melody complimented as she took a seat next to me, “I guess I wasn’t wrong when I said you’d make employee of the month.” I could feel Jeremy’s fury burning a hole in the back of my head as she said this. Feeling utterly uncomfortable, I got up and left.
I headed back home and as soon as I entered, I saw my dad head for the doors to leave. “Did you get another assignment, dad?”
“Yep, that’s right. Some Demon is causing wide-spread panic and all that. Jaime’s told me that this is a level A mission, so I may be out for a while. Take care of your sister all right?” He tried to offer me a smile, but his eyes had a concerned look. It made me want to pursue the subject further, but my dad hardly ever shared any info about his missions, Pre- or Post-mission.
Oh well, I’m sure he’ll be fine. He comes home with a few bruises at least and a few cuts at most, but he’s never had too much trouble. He waved goodbye to me and headed out the doors. I heard my mother say with a sigh, “Out on yet another mission. Don’t those Angels have any other employees?” I couldn’t help but agree with her. Dad’s been out on a lot of assignments lately, but it’s all just a part of his job, so I never complained much.
“Big brother,” I heard Sherry shout excitedly. A Black Panther cub jumped up on my shoulders and hung by its front paws. My sister Sherry is just like me, an Impure. The difference between me and her is that SHE actually inherited our parents’ powers. She can shift into a panther just like my mother; she can create and manipulate fire and has super strength just like my dad. My powers were nothing like theirs, but dad once told me that it was actually rare for the children of demons to inherit their powers.
So I guess my sister is pretty unique. Sherry leaped off my shoulders and transformed back into her real form upon landing. “How was work big brother?”
“No problems here,” I said, patting her head, “Melody says that I could be Employee of the Month within the first week. So I guess I’m just that good.”
“That’s great son,” my mom said, “But is that pervert still working there?” I nodded my head sadly. My mother was well-aware of the existence of Jeremy the Jerkoff. He’s actually hit on her multiple times while my dad was away on duty. He only does it when my dad is gone though, so he must be afraid of him. Good! He should be afraid of my dad. My dad fights Demons and Werewolves and other super-powered troublemakers. And as I’ve already learned, Jeremy is 100% human. Powerless, helpless, and everything that makes me feel better about myself and my dad.
As the hours rolled by, I played with my little sister in the ballroom (I don’t know why my dad had a ballroom installed), I helped my mother with the chores, and I also worked on my swordplay in the training room (Now THAT room, I can understand) before I decided it was time to head back to The Shard for my night shift. Before I left the house, though, I heard my mom talking with someone on the phone about guests.
~~~
Alice headed off the plane, nearly leaving her father behind. “Alice, I must ask that you do not run ahead,” her dad called out. Alice stopped and allowed her father to catch up to her. “Thank you.” She couldn’t help but laugh at her dad. The moment he caught up, she began shifting from one spot to the next, teleporting almost non-stop. “Catch up with me now, dad,” she yelled with a laugh. Her father groaned with disbelief and teleported after her.
Eventually, her dad caught her, but it took him around ten minutes to do so. “Please don’t do that, sweetheart. It’s exhausting. Besides, we must get to the mansion soon.
“Let’s eat first, dad!”
She looked around before spotting a restaurant that looked promising. As she got closer, she could hear piano music and found herself wanting to eat there more and more. Finally, when she couldn’t take it anymore, she turned to her dad and pleaded for them to eat at the restaurant, to which he begrudgingly relented. As they headed in, the sound of expertly-played piano music grew louder. The sound was pleasant and complimented the night time well. They took a seat and waited for a waiter to arrive.
~~~
As I got redressed in my waiter’s uniform, one of my coworkers, Roman, told me to take care of a pair of customers that just walked in. I grabbed a few menus and walked over to the table with the two new customers. One of them was a silver-haired, middle-aged man with black eyes on the left side of the table. The other was a young white-haired girl around my age with black eyes. I handed them the menus and politely asked what they would like to drink.
“I would like a glass of red wine,” the man said. “I’ll just have some tea,” said the girl. I thanked them for their orders and almost turned to leave when…
I took another look at the girl and then looked over at Jeremy and decided I couldn’t leave without warning her. “Excuse me, but I would like to warn you beforehand that the man behind me with the red hair will probably flirt with your daughter sir. Despite being a skilled coworker of mine, I am very ashamed of his behavior, so if he tries anything, ask for Melody,” I explained.
“Who is Melody?” The man asked me. I pointed to Melody and explained that she was the manager of the restaurant. He gave me his thanks and I headed off. As I passed Jeremy, he pulled me aside and asked me, “What did you say to them?”
“I just gave them recommendations, that’s all,” I lied. I headed back to grab trays and passed the meals out to the people who ordered them, without fail. Finally, after Roman came to me with what the new customers ordered, I relayed the meal order to Griffon, the chef. After around twenty minutes, their meals were finished and I had started to carry them out. It’s too bad I wasn’t allowed to use my super speed in the restaurant, because I would have seen this coming otherwise. Jeremy had stuck his foot out and tripped me. I fell to the floor and dropped the food. Luckily, it didn’t land on anyone but myself.
I could hear that jackass laugh and it took every bit of my willpower NOT to super speed-up his demise.
I could hear the music stop and Melody yelling at Jeremy. During his attempt to calm her down, I felt someone help me up off the ground. It was that girl again. She helped me on my feet before kicking Jeremy right in the groin while his back was turned. I have to tell you, I’ve never been more satisfied than at this moment.
However, what came next surprised me. Just as Jeremy had recovered and was ready to snap at her, she grabbed my arm and the next thing I knew, I was in an entirely different place. I have no idea what happened.
The girl started wiping food off my uniform. “Are you alright?” I assured her that I was perfectly fine, before seeing the man from before suddenly materialize out of thin air. “Well, this is wonderful, Alice. We’re only in this city for a few hours and we’re already making a fantastic first impression,” he sarcastically groaned.
“Whatever, Dad, let’s just get him home,” she shot back. I rubbed my arm a bit before saying, “My house is kind of easy to find. It’s this big mansion with flame patterns on the interior.” Alice and her father seemed surprised which wasn’t surprising in the least when people look at someone like me. However, they weren’t surprised for that specific reason.

An hour later…

Me, Alice, and her father, Felix headed into the mansion. Mom was the first to take note of us. “What happened, Zack?”
“Jeremy tripped me up,” I explained. She looked absolutely furious and I swear, if Jeremy were standing in front of her, I wouldn’t doubt on bit that my mother would change into a panther and claw his eyes out.
I headed out to the laundry room and dumped my uniform in the wash before zipping to my bedroom and heading to bed. Despite being tripped, having food spilled all over me, and having to head home early, I couldn’t help but smile, because I was fairly certain that Jeremy the Jerkoff would get fired for sure this time.
If I knew what was about to happen, I wouldn’t be smiling.

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Joshua Mackie
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Name: Joshua Dylan Mackie
Favorite Weapon: Swords and Bows
Favorite Snack: Snickers and Mtn. Dew
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Favourite genre of music: J-Rock and Jazz
Favourite style of art: Anime
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A tidbit I found on Tumblr!
  • 1:What is your #1 favorite anime? Gurren Lagann
  • 2:Has an anime ever made you cry? Yes!
  • 3:Which anime made you laugh the hardest? Probably RWBY
  • 4:If you could make a spin-off of any anime, what would it be? Every anime that I love
  • 5:List your top 5 animes: 5. Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, 4. Date A Live, 3. No Game, No Life, 2. Future Diary, and 1. Gurren Lagann
  • 6:List your top 5 anime OSTs: 5. Period, 4. Shaman King (All three openings), 3. Brynhildr in the Darkness Op, 2. Fairy Tail Theme, and 1. Fiesta by +Plus
  • 7:Have you ever watched an entire anime in one sitting? Yes I have
  • 8:Who is your favorite anime character? Natsu Dragneel,
  • 9:Name an anime character you absolutely hate
  • 10:What is your favorite 'moe' anime? Lucky Star (Don't judge me!)
  • 11:What is your favorite drama anime? Clannad and Clannad Afterstory
  • 12:What is your favorite romance anime? Date A Live (Surprisingly)
  • 13:What is your favorite comedy anime? RWBY
  • 14:What is your favorite action anime? Sword Art Online
  • 15:What is your favorite harem anime? Again, Date A Live
  • 16:What is your favorite ecchi anime? I don't watch those
  • 17:What is your favorite mech anime? Gurren Lagann
  • 18:What is your favorite drama anime? Why was this question repeated?
  • 19:What is your favorite slice of life anime? Toradora
  • 20:What is your favorite adventure anime? Sword Art Online
  • 21:What is the first anime you ever saw? Pokemon
  • 22:You get to have a harem of [6] anime characters of your choice, who do you choose? Tohka Yatogami, Blake Belladonna, Noel Vermillion...Let me get back to you on that
  • 23:What is the most times you've re-watched an anime? Five times a week
  • 24:Name [1] anime you wish everyone would watch: Hm.....Fullmetal Alchemist: Conquerers of Shamballa movie
  • 25:What is an anime you regret watching? I haven't really seen one like that
  • 26:You get to have [1] anime character as your waifu/husbando in real life, who do you choose? Blake Belladonna
  • 27:Which anime character are you most like? Kimihiro Watanuki from xxxHolic. My family agrees.
  • 28:Do you watch a new anime because you think it will be good, or because its popular? Because I believe it will be good. Not because it's popular.
  • 29:Has an anime's fanbase ever made you hesitant to watch an anime? Not really. It actually compels me to watch it as soon as possible
  • 30:How many anime episodes is 'ideal' for you? A minimum of 16 episodes is acceptable
  • 31:Have you ever watched an anime with over 23 episodes? Yes I have
  • 32:If you could make a game for an anime of your choice, what would it be and why? I would make an action packed video game adaptation of Sword Art Online (And the anime I hope to make in the future)
  • 33:Would you ever watch an anime with over 100 episodes? Yes, if the anime is good enough
  • 34:Have you ever watched an anime only because you liked a specific character? No! I watch the anime for the story as well as the characters
  • 35:Have you ever dropped an anime, if so why? I have. Beelzebub, because its absolutely ridiculous
  • 36:In your opinion, what makes a good anime? Good fights, good story, good animation, and good voice actors.
  • 37:Name a popular anime you love: Sword Art Online
  • 38:Name a popular anime you hate: I can't think of one
  • 39:Is there an anime you wish was more popular? Date A Live, No Game, No Life, and Brynhildr in the Darkness
  • 40:Thoughts on live-action adaptations? I will accept the ones where the filmmakers don't try so hard to make the actors look like their roles so much that they appear as bad as most of the cosplayers I find on the internet. (Seriously, Cosplay sucks ASS unless it is done RIGHT!)

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