I’ll just… let everything speak for itself. Ah… I hope @not-poignant will offer me an asylum in case any waterhorses come for my head…?
Also, Gwyn, the hockeyplayer, called me and said that skater Augus is the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen. Also, the hospital called, said that they have someone named Ash, who has almost died from laughter after seeing his brother rapping.
@not-poignant I finally cracked open the sketchbook and pencils I got for Christmas and drew something. Gwyn, Augus and Jack to try and get back into sketching.
Augus turned out looking a lot more like a girl than I’d intended though.
I am made of impossible things. Swamps that grow in darkness without the sun to kiss the leaves awake and unfurling. I was born in a lake that had no love for me and demanded my survival. I was given a brother I was never supposed to have. I was an Unseelie King who fell for a Seelie King who wasn’t Seelie. - Game Theory
I have no freaking idea when I will have enough energy again to finish Gwyn, at least his reference, so I’m posting this separately.
So, high school/college/uni/whatever AU with a pinch of magical powers. Because, apparently, I was bored and because I love classic AUs.
Very simple setting, Augus (who not-exactly-legally lives with his little brother Ash but without a guardian at the age of 17) and Gwyn (the same age) go to the same establishment, interacting only briefly because Gwyn always hides with his sketchbook (oh yes, I’m letting the boy draw something other than maps) and headphones, and Augus spends free time either preparing for the next class or talking to Ash on the phone.
Some people have magical powers (nothing really powerful, some simple stuff), or Talents, and must be registered and wear a badge (like Augus’ on the pic). Augus is a flora whisperer, he helps plants grow and is very sensitive to the toxic stuff, because of that he lives beside the border of the town to be able to breath clean air. And Gwyn can control electricity. Remember how I said Talents aren’t powerful? Well, I lied a little, ‘cause Gwyn is a really special snowflake yet again, being able to control even lightning, more so - he can control it over a ridiculously long distance. Basically, he is dangerous af, and - what you know - not registered. You can imagine Augus’ awe when he will see Gwyn literally taming a lightning. Oh, and Ash is a cute 7-year-old potato who can change his hair and eye colour.
And I, like, didn’t want to invent something.,. grim? Gwyn’s family is a bunch of wealthy dicks, but no stuff like beating him or anything. The worst that Efnisien has ever done is to burn one of Gwyn’s sketchbooks (which, okay, hurt a little a lot), the worst that Crielle has done is sabotaging his painting lessons by refusing to pay for them (Gwyn picked up a bunch of jobs where he could discreetly use his talent). Lludd… well, he is galloping over cities doing some business. Gwyn himself is very quiet, independent and doesn’t go out much. At first year of college fellow students tried to befriend them, but soon it became a standing knowledge that Gwyn is better left alone.
Gwyn meets Augus in the park where Gwyn spends the majority of his free time, sketching random people. That time he was drawing a cute kid whose hair flared up yellow and red when he was laughing. Augus thought him a creep for staring at his little brother, but Gwyn apologised and showed him his sketchbook and they worked everything out, especially when Augus remembered him from the college. Basically, after that Augus sits with him on the breaks between classes, sometimes they talk, sometimes not. If they talk, it’s about Ash’s shenanigans, Gwyn’s art and that time he travelled over the world, Augus’ summer work in the antique shop.
tl;dr, this is an inelaborate college AU with powers that is so very self-indulgent and sweet.
@not-poignant , hope it’s not too ‘wtf did you come up with’ to read :’D
The fic has grown pretty quickly, and even with just six chapters, it’s a good 5-ish hours of listening. The characters have voices, and it’s awesome to follow (I’ve been listening to it myself while doing art this morning). It’s a monumental amount of effort, and deserves some love. :D
Please go check it out / give it a try! And don’t forget to kudos and/or maybe leave a comment if you’re so inclined.
I wanted to do something creative for New Year’s Day, and I sort of wish I had written a Belldom drabble or something like that. But I spent a lot of time rereading @not-poignant’s Fae Tales last year, and I’m sure I will be this year as well. So, I think it’s only natural.
‘’If there’s a prize for rotten judgment I guess I’ve already won that No man is worth the aggravation That’s ancient history–been there done that’’
Here’s the first illustration of my new drawing challenge ‘’Disney fae tales’’ where I’m matching @not-poignant ‘s fae characters with a Disney song. Augus is my first victim of course B) I think this song would be perfect for him just when he’s starting to fall in love with Gwyn in Game Theory.
"you have your own idiot" one of my favourite quotes 10/10
Not gonna lie, I thought that whole conversation would be super serious and then Augus says that and it’s like ahhhh yes, Augus, insult your brother because you feel so uncomfortable with the subject matter. *thumbs up*