01. Code: T.V.U
  • 01. Code: T.V.U
  • Jinguji Ren (Suwabe Junichi), Kurusu Syo (Shimono Hiro), Aijima Cecil (Toriumi Kousuke)
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Code: T.V.U - Jinguji Ren (CV: Suwabe Junichi), Kurusu Syo (CV: Shimono Hiro), Aijima Cecil (CV: Toriumi Kousuke)

straydog733 asked:

Ooh, if you're still doing them: Cecil and Earl, 20.

[heeeey friiiiiiend.]

These days, Earl only felt a little out of place in Cecil’s apartment. There was an empty space in the row of shoes by the door where his would be, an empty spot on the coat rack in case he was wearing a jacket.

There was, usually, an empty spot at the table for him to sit, with room for a cup of coffee. But not today.

The apartment smelled terrible. The table and counter were cluttered with scorched pans and mixing bowls and everything seemed to have a fine coating of flour, including Cecil, whose hair was greyed with it.

Cecil was at the stove, staring angrily into a box of recipe cards, as though preparing to scold them.

“I don’t understand,” he burst out, before Earl even finished getting the second shoe off, “they always came out fine when my mother made them. These are her stupid recipes anyway.” He gestured at Earl with a wooden spoon. “There is no reason why this place shouldn’t be absolutely filled with beautiful cookies and smell like homey holiday commercials.”

“Wait, back up.” Earl crossed into the kitchen with delicate steps and pulled the recipe card from Cecil’s hands. “What do you need all these cookies for again?”

“Bake sale,” he spat. “Steve Carlsberg is probably going to make those stupid scones and say something like ‘oh heh heh Cecil why don’t you ever home-bake anything’ and I am not going to endure his mockery again, Earl, I have had enough of that.”

“Okay.” Earl did not ask why Cecil was so irrationally opposed to his brother-in-law again, because last time Cecil had screamed himself hoarse and hissed his name on air so venomously that even Telly the Barber, out in the sand wastes, had glowered menacingly at him. No need to put himself on the wrong end of the power of suggestion.

He squinted at the card, then the knob on the stove. “Okay, first of all, you don’t need to bake cookies over the fires of hell.”

“I thought a higher temperature would cook them faster.”

“Cecil. No. That is not at all how baking works. Turn it down to 375.”

He continued reading, pretending he didn’t notice Cecil’s expectant eyes on him. “Also, your mom’s recipe uses…wheat flour. And you have–rice flour. You can’t just use straight rice flour, Cecil. Not all flour behaves the same way. What other options do you have?”

Earl dug through the cabinets, and gave Cecil a crash-course in non-wheat flours and separating eggs and how long one must chant over light brown sugar to make it dark.

“Baking is science, Cecil,” Earl said as they rolled the dough into little balls.

“I thought it was art.” Cecil sounded vaguely accusing. “You said it was art.”

“Well, yeah, but it’s also science. The art comes later. Keep rolling.”

The apartment still smelled like things that had recently been on fire. Cecil opened a window while Earl readjusted the spacing of the spheres and started pressing the thumbprints.

Cecil followed, spooning jam into the little dips he left behind.

“Very pretty,” Earl mumbled. He opened the oven, which had probably cooled enough by now, and when he stood up from putting the tray on the rack he ran into the open beer bottle he was being handed.

“Sorry!” Cecil brushed the bits of foam out of his hair and extended his hand more cautiously. “Here. I think we’ve earned these. They’re Carlos’, but I don’t think he’ll mind.”

Carlos is so far away, he did not say. I get terribly lonely, he also did not say. He said, “Thanks for your help,” and Earl knew just how much he was being thanked for.


[This is the thing.]

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So I got my teacher to start listening to ‘Welcome to Night Vale’, and as a result my next assignment was to make a book cover for the podcast. Thus I bring you Erika, who is definitely NOT an angel.

Not satisfied with it yet but I’ll get there eventually

But has anyone discussed the Camps’ treatment of Nico after the war? I mean…

  • Everyone’s on the fence about Nico
  • Camp Jupiter’s still wary because he lied to them about being the Ambassador of Pluto and being Roman as opposed to Greek, but at the same time he helped heal the rift and Reyna approves of him, but nonetheless they still can’t forget the lie
  • And Camp Half-Blood knows he knew about the Romans but told no one, and that he lied to Percy about not knowing him, but at the same time he got their statue back, and was great
  • On top of all that, he’s the son of Hades and whilst Hazel’s the daughter of Pluto he’s so much more creepier because who actually has the power to control the dead
  • (And someone probably accidentally spread the fact that Nico had literally turned Bryce Lawrence into a ghost, like who in the name of Hades can do that??)
  • (It’s almost scarier than Percy when he gets fighting.)
  • So for the next few days, people are wary around him, particularly when Hazel leaves.
  • (Though no one misses the second hug that Reyna and Frank give him)
  • (Everyone in Camp Jupiter’s buzzing about the fact that Reyna Avila Ramírez-Arellano is hugging people, I mean, what’s the world coming to?)
  • Now, it’s just the whole of Camp Half-Blood scrutinising Nico, and aren’t they surprised?
  • Whilst they’re all cautious of him, they see the affection that the Seven and a few others shower him with (relatively) (it’s obvious he’s not a huge fan of public affection)
  • Jason’s hug makes them consider things, maybe a bit. I mean, he was one of the ones who killed Gaia, right? He can’t have that bad judgement.
  • And then Piper keeps bugging him about eating more (Hazel asked her to, but she probably would have done it anyway), and he does, and everyone’s wondering where the hell he keeps that food?
  • By this point everyone’s a bit more sure that he won’t get annoyed and turn the whole camp into a bunch of ghosts, but still, the guy’s creepy
  • The real change is mostly when people realise that Will ordered him to the infirmary instead of him just hanging out there for three days
  • And everyone wonders how someone who’s so scary can be ordered around by someone as mellow and normal as Will.
  • When everyone sees him teaching Cecil how to play Mythomagic and just being a giant dorky five year old about it (“That’s not how you do it”, “You’re such a moron, why the hell would you do that,” “Loser, I’m kicking your ass,” then they kind of question why they were ever terrified of him
  • (And then a monster finds its way too the borders of Camp Half-Blood and he pretty much melts it into the shadows and they’re just wonder if they should be scared of him or if they should cuddle him.)
  • (Honestly, this kid’s just switches between the terrifying son of Hades who can turn people to ghosts to that little dog that everyone can’t help but love.)