Wounded [Katarina x Ashe]
Chapter 11 is up! http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7958191/11/Wounded
Hello! This is very far from being my first fanfiction, but it's my first full-length LoL fic. The pairing, as the clever will have already deduced, is Ashe and Katarina.
Why? Well, it started as a joke. Don't ask me about specifics, because I don't remember. But somewhere in all of that, I had an idea. And when I have ideas, I make stories with them. That's how it works in my head.
I currently have a few chapters already planned out and written. They may be subject to edits first, but the first several chapters should be posted pretty quick. After that, I may slow down a little bit, but I'm not terribly busy this semester. Chapter lengths may vary; I end them whenever it feels 'right' to do so, but I average a few thousand words. Oh, and reviews help a lot as well. If you like it, let me know!
My chapters are going on fanfiction.net (right here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7958191/1/Wounded) for a few reasons. One, I like it better. Two, I use swear words (and so does Katarina, heh) and censors are just lame. Three, I want to ensure that I'm able to take this story where I chose content-wise.
I'm done talking for now, so thanks for stopping by and here's a preview of the story:
Chapter 1: First Blood
There is a sort of calm that settles over Summoner’s Rift before every battle – a few seconds of silence, an anticipation – as if each Nexus paused to take a deep breath, draw in the surrounding energy, and channel it for just a moment before release. It was a tangible force, observed by many champions in the League as they prepared themselves in those few moments before a fight. Today, it was notably absent. The sky had ripped apart, fractured by brilliant lightning cracks, pouring rain in torrents and filling the air with a powerful electric charge that seemed immune to the typical pre-battle tranquility.
There were some champions who loathed fighting during inclement weather, and battles during storms were limited, though not unheard of. This one just happened to fall on the day of the most violent tempest Valoran had seen this season.
Concealed perfectly in tall grass, Noxus’ Sinister Blade waited in complete stillness, drenched to the bone. She focused solely on the crouched figure in front of her, hidden in an adjacent grove with his muzzle in the air, ears cocked to catch the slightest footfall over the raging storm. Neither of them could detect the presence of an enemy until the air in the clearing grew heavy, shimmering for a moment before a huge stone golem appeared.
Reacting quickly, Katarina hurled her blade at the creature, distracting it long enough for Warwick to lunge. She watched as the werewolf took down the confused creature without fault. Without a word, the Sinister Blade melted back into the jungle, eyes locked on the structure that towered over the tree line. She approached the no-man’s land between her turret and that of her enemy and waited in the grass for her opponent to appear.
A minute passed. Thunder rumbled ominously in the distance. Katarina’s piercing eyes scanned the enemy jungle for any sign of life when suddenly, she heard a loud screeching noise over the sound of the rain. The jungle was lit up by a brilliant flash of blue light as a nearly-transparent hawk soured directly over her head, giving a quick circle before alighting on a branch nearby. Katarina stared at it in confusion, realizing just a moment too late that the bird had come from behind –
An arrow sailed through the trees and buried into the Sinister Blade’s shoulder, causing the woman to wince involuntarily. She whirled around and scanned the trees, sinking further back into the grass. The hawk’s light had disappeared and the heavy rain made it difficult to distinguish one shadow from another.
There. A bolt of lightning shot across the sky, lighting up the battlefield for half a second. The brief illumination was all Katarina needed to spot a hooded figure perched on a tree branch not 20 feet away. Ignoring the pain in her shoulder, she hurled a knife at the archer and rolled into another bush to wait, eyes locked onto the tree that was once again surrounded by the fog of war.
Carefully, she pulled the arrow out of her shoulder and pressed the wound tightly to help stop the bleeding. She felt the vague presence of her team members in her head, wondering why she hadn’t returned to her lane, but she tuned them out with practiced ease and kept her focus on the hidden archer. If her opponent felt no need to stay in lane, she wouldn’t, either. Besides, this was far more interesting.
Another arrow whistled through the rain, and Katarina barely had enough time to jump, letting it bury into the saturated ground beside her. She followed the arrow’s path and realized it had come from a different tree. The archer was on the move.
Crouching low, Katarina left the relative shelter of the long grass and waded across the river, coming to a halt at the base of the tree, where she had first glimpsed the figure. She inspected the ground carefully, searching for footsteps or-
Blood. Katarina grinned in triumph as she caught sight of the small red puddle that was already soaking into the ground with the rain. Her knife had struck true, and her enemy was wounded. She felt another jolt of pain in her shoulder and knew she’d have to be a little more careful, but her instincts were already sharpening, her body thrumming with adrenaline.
A shadow moved through the fog to her right, and she aimed at a streak of white hair, ducking to avoid another arrow that hit the tree behind her head. She smirked at the bad shot before a volley followed it without warning as the skilled archer fired several icy arrows at once. The Sinister Blade had no time to react, and the next moment found her pinned to the tree behind her, the frigid arrows driven through her arms, their icy composition providing a sharp contrast to the burning agony she felt an instant later. Pain exploded in her body and she grit her teeth in anger, struggling in vain.
The archer’s cowl dropped and Katarina found herself staring into the cold, determined face of Ashe, the Frost Archer as she strung one last arrow and raised her bow, aiming the shot directly at Katarina’s heart.
The Sinister Blade inhaled sharply, channeling all of the adrenaline in her body, feeling her powerful killer instincts kick in. The moment the arrow was released, she disintegrated in a puff of deep purple smoke, causing the shot to lodge itself into the blood-soaked tree. Ashe had no time to react before the badly wounded assassin was directly behind her, one hand knocking the bow from her grip and clutching her wrist tightly, the other pressing a knife to her throat.
Again, the rest can be found here: http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7958191/1/Wounded
Reserved Post for updates, etc.
September 4th: COLLEGE IS FUN AND STUFF. HAVE ANOTHER CHAPTER.
October 13: Happy Finals! Working on Chapter 11, which will likely be very long.
October 18: Omg. It's looking really good, guys. Still need some more time.
December 27: COLLEGE ATE ME BUT I'M ALMOST DONE SORRY
January 5th: .....TA-DA!!!! <.<
April 22nd: Summer is almost here. Just a little bit longer, I promise.
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My smut sense is tingling.
I hope I'm not disappointed.
Thanks for stopping by!
You've got me interested. And amused by the fact that our stories both started with a joke.
Your depiction of Katarina makes her seem somewhat... I think 'sane' is the right word. :P
But I think I can understand where you're coming from with that viewpoint. She's not entirely sadistic and evil in my opinion either.
I'm looking forward to more!
Edit: I went ahead and added it to the Index already, because I like it so much. :)
Y u take everyones attention from my story! :c lol
in a nut-shell, what Talon said :3
I never quite bought into the idea that Katarina is completely psychotic 100% of the time. Volatile and cruel, certainly, but I plan on exploring her a lot further. The picture I have in my head is much more complex than I think a lot of people see her. Character-wise, I'd probably have to call her my favorite champion. Now I just have to learn how to play her without feeding. :]
Thanks for the review, and again for the inspiration to start posting ^^
And, in a nut-shell, what I said to Talon xD
I feed on Katarina.
If ya know what I mean ~winkwinknudgenudge~
There needs to be more katarina fics. Lovin this story already hope you update soon D;;
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