Found Family

A 26-post collection

Challenge #03447-I159: Milestones and Progress

The adult Bubs speaks to an interviewer for a podcast who wants to know how she came to grow up with the family she had. What happened to her birth family, and what she did now for a career.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-02942-h019-a-happy-end-of-a-sad-story -- Anon Guest

I don't really remember my place of origin that much. Just little things. Like how differently it smelled and how unclean it was. I remember being afraid of adult humans for quite a while. I was nonverbal my entire first year in a proper school.

Yeah. I know it's not funny. I laugh so I don't cry. I've been through some [EXCREMENT] and no lie. The nightmares are so rare that they're calendar events, now.

I remember Korprat as like a combination deity and boogeyman. If I was out of line or did something the adults didn't like, Korprat was going to turn me into burgers. Or chop me up for a bawdyhole. It was never explained properly what that was. Not until I reached a certain age.

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Challenge #03436-I148: Found Home

A young teen comes up to Kevin, Ma, and the rest of the party and asks Kevin to please teach them how to use a bow and arrow. They live with their grandparents and want to help make life better for their poor family by providing more food. They would be honored if he would be willing to teach them. -- Anon Guest

Rex, Kevin's new baby brother, spent most of the journey riding someone else. In a backpack or sling, he

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Challenge #03404-I116: A Palpable Hit

The very motley crew, with a woman who seemed to want to take everyone under her wing with a kind heart beneath that gruff exterior begins to enter the realm of danger. The "Old Fool" rather glad for the help with clothing gets helplessly damaged, and the ones that were once lonely, bereft of friends or family, find the warmth, even in facing a deadly foe, that comes with being loved.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03336-i048-youve-been-mothered -- Anon Guest

[AN: Also

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Challenge #03399-I111: Pulled Out a Plum

If saving you is a sin I’ll gladly become a sinner -- Anon Guest

The crying infant had roused him from his bed, and when he saw what was crying, he almost thought it a mercy to smother the newborn beast. As a cleric of the Divine Light, that was close to heresy. Except for what lay on the town's midden.

Skin the colour of a ripe plum, a lashing tail with a spaded tip. The kicking legs had cloven hooves

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Challenge #03398-I110: Earned Trust

A colony of Phloran peoples that are a break-away from their normal polity are more open to strangers, albeit very carefully to avoid being eaten. They invite Xue to bring the child to the colony to learn to care for the child.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03341-i053-not-so-much-bullrush -- Anon Guest

Sprout wore Toxic Colours, as well as a patch that was their family crest. A Masked Lapwing, rampant[1], and the words, Death to All Threats on the scrolling underneath. Black

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Challenge #03341-I053: Not So Much Bullrush

Grow big my beloved plant

this is my beloved plant very very good looking

what do ya think?? -- Anon Guest

Always answer a distress beacon, for the distress in question may one day be yours. -- The first law of space travel.

Trucker Xue knew they would be docked pay for diverting to pick up the life pod, but flakk the shipping corp that did that. The CRC would reimburse them soon enough. Mercy had its rewards in the deep dark.

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Challenge #03337-I049: Branching Out

Vesa Solonen is a 40-year-old career criminal. He is usually silent and doesn't talk too much, except in a very intense situation. As his last name suggests, he is still unmarried and keeps solo. -- Anon Guest

They call me Solonen because I work alone. It's not what you call a 'real' surname, but it is one that is all mine. The name on the official paperwork is Vesa Meikäläinen. What you Americans might think of as Vesa Doe. It is a

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Challenge #03336-I048: You've Been Mothered

More of Kevin's Mum and company, please. -- Anon Guest

Many Tieflings name themselves for what they want out of the world. As a starving child, he had named himself Abundance. It was what he valued most, and attained least. It was the change he wanted to write onto the world, and why he went following after a Druid to learn their ways. A little mistletoe can work wonders, perhaps miracles.

Abundance wanted that miracle now, subtly and not-so-subtly healing his leg

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Challenge #03292-I004: First Night Away

Young Vee and Rawr were sitting and talking by the fire while others were having tea, or having some sleep. They spoke of how they met, of what their lives were like before they began to travel together, of the close bond they have, the equivalent of uncle and niece.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-02854-g297-here-s-one-we-made-earlier -- Lessons

Amatu was learning things. In this case, learning how a Bugbear and a Human could be related. And, in the case of the Human,

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Challenge #03246-H337: Weirdness in Abundance

What if... MA is the Chosen One, and due to poor Kevin being so damn unlucky, Wraithvine accidentally pinged HIM as the one when it was his mother all this time? And that's why she was able to all but teleport the young Goblin into her arms before Wraithvine, or the kid, knew what happened? That Kevin, poor kid, is just along for the ride and, maybe, part of that quest is to cure him of the stain of bad luck that

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Challenge #03224-H315: Like the Softly Falling Snow

Dan builds a larger home for himself, with plenty of room for all his adopted sons and daughters, with plenty of extra room for more kids to come and have someone to help and care for them. Melody helps where she can, when she can, and the kids start to learn what it's like to have a home, and a family that loves them no matter what.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03063-h155-handcrafted-hearth -- Fighting Fit

After the fifth morning of waking

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Challenge #03215-H306: Why Didn't You Say?

Ms. Oxbrydl decides the poor elf needs a mother's care as well and decides to go from treating hir as just a protector and teacher of her son, to looking out for hir as well. Cooking meals, sometimes trying to get hir to wear a jacket as it gets cooler, fussing as she does for Kevin and her new goblin child, and even sometimes singing a lullaby at night trying to get hir to shut hir eyes and sleep for a while.

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Challenge #03214-H305: Instant Adoption

Little Scut gets a new name, a new "mom", and a new, if clumsy, "big brother". Wraithvine helps them pack up camp and watches over the family, and one has to wonder what ze's thinking, and feeling, knowing the small creature ze rescued now has a loving family, thanks to hir.

https://peakd.com/fiction/@internutter/challenge-03149-h240-motivation-inclination -- Anon Guest

[AN: Fixed the pronouns up there. Wraithvine is a ze/hir just like your humble author. I called hir 'him' in one

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Challenge #03142-H233: Watch Out For the Little Ones

A crew of tough-as-nails space marines finds the lone survivor of a shipwreck that had been sending out distress signals. The planet itself was utterly uninhabitable, it was shocking the kid survived. The child, barely two years of age, became their mascot, and guarded treasure. This little child, a level 2 Deathworlder, would grow up with a large family, and space marines are a bit fierce about protecting those they love. -- Anon Guest

Trouble barely remembered life before they joined up

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Challenge #03063-H155: Handcrafted Hearth

Do you think, to prove it is love, not just an infatuation, he stays there? He learns to make musical instruments and presents to them to her for her approval or not? He starts to take singing lessons and asks to do duets with her? Maybe even introduces her to others as lovers and helps take care of tiefling children, all the while making it clear that he believes he owes HER, not her owing him, for the gift of her music

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