karkat, after a massive rant to her after she asked to be left alone:
god i totally fucked up our relationship... i'm probably fucking up now.... i totally get it i just want you to be happy even though you asked me to leave you alone and i kept ranting at you anyways. i hope you take my unsolicited advice also the person you admire is stupid and a jackass and you're beautiful okay bye god i'm so stupid i hate myself
Me and a good friend of mine were talking about it recently and we ended up wondering about FFXV if it had Mermaids. You wouldn’t get a whole lot of mean or harmful ones in it just due to the fact you can’t work your way into the ocean. (Not to say there wouldn’t be at all but it’d be harder since the boys are touching the sea much) So what about Altissia having mermaids?
The ones who live there already know about them. But the chocobros really don’t. They ride the Gondola and the people running it just know they are tourists, they haven’t seen these boys before and face it the clothes kind of show they are, and are like “keep hands and arms and everything inside the boat at all times. If you have a wallet with a chain do not let your chain hang out” and so on and they all think it’s just standard safety procedures. But then the people who run it are like “Don’t even sit on the edge just in case of a rare occurrence of a mermaid” and they get that warning for if you’re anywhere near the water don’t even look over and they all just kind of laugh it off because that must be one of those weird legends they tell to the non-locals just to pull their leg. until it finally happens…
Maybe it was Gladio who was sitting on the side edge, and one suddenly peeks up and grabs him by the hips and pulls him in. Or maybe Noctis had a good-luck charm that was partly dangling down and he later finds out that it’s gone, but he doesn’t know who(what) snatched it and now he’s on a wild goose chase for it. Perhaps Ignis was cleaning his glasses and he held it out over the water, he was trying to get the sun to reflect on it to see if he missed a spot and there’s just a sudden SPLASH- it’s gone and now he’s soaked. Or Prompto got bored and was leaning over, and he just happened to be leaning down and getting too close to the water… And suddenly there are hands at his face and something looking him directly in the eye. (maybe if the mermaid was a bold and wily one, they could pull him in for a smooch before throwing him back) But could you imagine though? In a grand place like that, that’s already full of wonderful scenic shots just waiting to be taken, if every now and then one of them snuck their way into a picture? Or every now and then surfacing to interact with people just to sate their own curiosity. Wily mermaids who nab something off of you whenever you aren’t looking- heck some of the vendors who are set on boats are paranoid and watch over their goods like a hawk just to make sure them sneaky little mermaids didn’t snitch anything.
Hell imagine if there was some that ventured out to Galden Quey. They become somewhat of an urban legend because no one manages to get a good look at them and never has there been a clear picture, so everyone’s like “It’s just a fish. You saw only just a fish why did you show me this picture of fish tail?” The waters near Cape Caem? Now that’s where you got to watch out. Get too close to the shore when the mermaids hang around there and someone is bound to become lost treasure.
Slowly, cautiously, Korey shuffled forward. How do you feel, beautiful?
I don’t feel like chit chatting with you right now, the blond growled in response. If you’re leaving, just go. Don’t let me hold you back, commander.
Love, I won’t be long, the vampire began to explain softly.
Do you think I care right now, Korey? Do you think I want you anywhere near me? he spat, his eyes narrowing as he spoke, stopping his boyfriend in his tracks.
Honestly Elliot? Korey shrugged, rubbing his neck. I have no clue what you want if you aren’t telling me. I understand what you are going through but…
Then you should know that I don’t want to see your fucking face right now, the blond interjected. In any normal circumstances, this was not who he was. As of now, he was not himself. There was a monster trapped inside, clawing it’s way out. His blood ran like molten lava through his veins & he felt regular waves of sickness hitting him. He also felt needy, too needy when he knew Korey had other responsibilities outside of the manor as well.
Clenching his jaw, Korey turned on his heel. The vampire tried to remind himself that the moods were only temporary as he started to walk away in defeat. As you wish, my love, he muttered.
Elliot cursed himself when he realized how he was acting. It was as if he were watching someone else control his body while he listened from the outside. There was nothing he could do when he snapped but just moments later, as he calmed, the regret would hit him hard. Korey loved him; he had given him his choice & in the end, they would finally be together. Nobody had forced him just as nobody was forcing Korey to care for him so well.
summary: Where Steph tries to make Bruce go to sleep.
Stephanie doesn’t let herself pause as she walks down on the steps to the Batcave in the search of Batman. Three a.m. is the perfect time to tell him to go sleep. Steph doesn’t have any business with Bruce’s sleep schedule, she knows that.
She wouldn’t be here if it’s not for the message from Cass had sent to make Bruce go to sleep. It said he had been up for two days looking for Scarecrow; Steph didn’t ask how she knew, Cass had his ways even if she was in Blüdhaven on another case.
Reaching the last step, she saunters over to Bruce, looking over his shoulder, humming faintly. The typing cases but Steph stays silent.
When Steph doesn’t move away, Bruce turns to her.
“Do you need something?”
Steph is so going to ask for a present from Cass if Bruce doesn’t eviscerate her.
“Yes, you finding your bed would be wonderful,” Steph replies, his hands on his hips.
Bruce only hums in answer, turning back to his work.Well, if Bruce thinks, Steph is going to leave, just because he’s ignoring her, she’s going to disappoint him. She gets another chair, sits down close to Bruce.
She’s going to make him go to sleep even if she needs to be awake all night. His eyes rest on Bruce’s phone, vibrating next to him. Steph clearly sees the messages from Cass, the emoticons to go to sleep and she smothers a laugh.
“Has she been doing it for the last few hours?” Steph asks, a grin gracing his face.
“She started this morning,” he deadpans, not pausing on his work. “She sent one in every hour.”
“Maybe that means you should listen to Cass?”
“It means that she’s up instead of sleeping.”
“I don’t even know who she reminds me of,” Steph replies, sarcasm heavy in his words.
Bruce gives her a look but she just blinks innocently with a smile on her face. Hearing him sigh fills her with satisfaction and she almost doesn’t care the sun will be up soon.
So it stumps him momentarily as she sees a small smile on Bruce’s face.
“Have I entered an alternative universe or did you really just crack a smile for me?”
“Obviously you’re tired,” Bruce says but she can hear the amusement in his voice.
“Unbelievable,” Steph replies, shaking his head. “You don’t sleep and suddenly, you’re smiling. Does it mean I will hear you laughing?”
Bruce’s lips twist, - Steph would almost call it - a smile but doesn’t answer. Steph listens to the sounds of Bruce’s typing while gets his hand all over the information about Scarecrow new fear gas.
“Maybe you’re dosed with some kind of gas already.”
Hearing Bruce say please? This might be her best day even if he’s clearly amused.
“You can always just go to sleep and you avoid my babbling,” she replies as she pats him on his back.
“Short and brisk answer, okay, I’m going to talk your ear off, don’t say I didn’t warn you.”
She falls asleep close to five a.m. and she swears she’d made Bruce smile at least two more times.
Steph wakes up with Batman’s cape draped over her, and she can’t help but cover herself more so she won’t feel the cold.
“Go back to sleep, it’s too early.”
“I hope you got ten more displeased messages from Cass,” Steph mutters in answers but closes her eyes. She swears, she hears him laughing but doesn’t have the strength to open his eyes again.