the trees dont actually grow new leaves every year. instead all leaves are collected from the ground and painted green and then someone goes out at night and just staples them back to the trees again during the spring. it was me. i do that. youre welcome

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This song holds incredible significance for us, the fans of Supernatural. But before this moment, for Sam and Dean, it was just a good, classic song. Now, they have to be wondering why the girls chose this song, out of all the songs they could have chosen, as the song. So, they listen- really listen! to the lyrics for the first time to see how it relates to them- to the Winchesters. And suddenly, this isn’t just a classic rock song. Their parents are there singing “Carry on, my wayward son,” and the Winchesters have to be thinking about their lives and how all they seem to be able to do is carry on. Their surrogate brother and foster father tell them “There’ll be peace when you are done,” and the Winchesters have to be wondering if there ever really will be peace- “Lay your weary head to rest,” and wondering if they’ll even get peace finally in death. “Don’t you cry no more,” a group of girls sing to them- people who love them and think they are heroes. Suddenly, this song has signifcance for Sam and Dean because suddenly, they’re able to see how damn fitting the lyrics are and because- suddenly, it’s a love song. It’s not just Kansas anymore. It’s family and friends and the people they’ve saved saying, “Carry on- you will find peace.”

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Teen Wolf AU - STEREK - dark!Stiles

Derek is the first to find Stiles after he realizes that all evidence points to him being the nogitsune. Matters, however, quickly get out of hand (and he gets his ass handed to him).


He goes after Stiles without any actual plan, simply hoping that the nogitsune isn’t at its full strength yet after taking control over Stiles and that he can somehow stop it. He expects to find Stiles still himself, still fighting; he doesn’t expect what he finds. It hits him hard, strong, awful stench of anger that is Stiles’, but not exactly. The fight in it is downplayed and it’s not old, like the smell on the roof of the hospital. Now the smell is strong and nauseating and Derek knows that what he will encounter won’t be Stiles. 

Nogitsune seems to be expecting him, because he turns and smiles crookedly.

“I was wondering when one of you puppies is going to show up,” he, or rather it, says, in Stiles’ voice. “It could only take you so long to figure it out.”

“Sorry to disappoint,” Derek says, watching him closely. The line of Stiles’ body is rigid and alien and his eyes are lacking the usual glimmer of warmth in them.

“I feel like I should be the one apologizing. After all, I took your little toy soldier without asking,” The Not-Stiles says and smirks. “But hey, what are you gonna do? Cut your precious boy to pieces?”

Derek says and does nothing, even though it’s an open invitation. He sets out to knock whatever is inside Stiles unconscious.

“Think before you play,” Stiles says and sends him flying as soon as Derek attacks.


(ficlet by bluecartography)