The thing I like about Kazui and Ichika is probably that Kazui’s personality is more similar to Orihime’s, while Ichika’s more like Renji’s.
It’s Death & Strawberry, Ichigo and Rukia. Their kids meeting for the first time. It ended like how it started.
But interestingly, instead of Ichigo and Rukia, Kazui and Ichika give a feeling like it’s Orihime and Renji interacting.
Kazui has this bubbly, innocent, curious nature like Orihime, while Ichika runs of on herself, opens the senkaimon and enters, confidently introducing herself, a cocky gesture clear in her pose, like Renji.
It just feels like the kids are highlighting their parents; presenting Ichigo and Rukia with similar situation, but meeting and greeting like Orihime and Renji would’ve. (if they first met. no srsly, that’s how it would’ve gone.)
one gif per quote: beauty and the beast + romance novel [4 / ∞] • seven nights in a rogue’s bed by anna campbell
He wanted to tell her she was the most marvelous being in creation. Emotion silenced him, made it impossible to express what lay in his heart. He raised her hand to his lips and kissed her palm with a veneration that sprang from his soul. He wasn’t good enough for her. But by God, he meant to make her happy while he had her.
An heir to the throne had made a deal with their father. They would marry any suitor who could manage to impress them, and they don’t impress easily.
Soon after word gets out a man shoes up to the castle, a sword on his hip and a bloodthirsty look in his eyes. He knelt in front of the heir and bowed his head.
“In exchange for your hand in marriage you will be given land to expand your kingdom.” He spoke, lifting his head so he could meet eyes with the royal. “Does that impress you?”
They shake their head, folding their hands onto their lap. “What good is land to me when I’m perfectly content with what I have now? I’m not impressed with your offer, you may go.” They reply before waving the man away.
Two days pass and another suitor arrives. This one wears a robe and smells of herbs. He also kneels before he dares to speak, like the man before him. “I can teach you the art of magic and how to speak to spirits. Does that impress you?”
They shake their head. “Why would I need your skills when we already have a court wizard? I’m not impressed.” They say, dismissing the wizard.
Weeks pass and not one suitor has manage to impress the heir to the throne and the father is giving up hope.
A woman walks into the throne room and kneels, like the many men before her. Yet, unlike the men before her she has the heir’s attention.
The woman looks up and without a word reaches into her jacket, pulling an object out of her pocket. She grins toothily, a grin that made the heir’s stomach flip flop, and held out her hand. Slowly she uncurled her fingers to show a small round object that laid on her palm. It glowed warmly, a familiar glow that the heir couldn’t quite place their finger on.
“I bring you your heart. Are you impressed?” The woman asks, knowing already that she had.
i just - can you imagine being 14 years old, small and not even really sure how the world works. Not having seen anything outside of algebra and english class. Not knowing anything except some kids are mean and the food in the cafeteria sucks. A freshman in high school, everything’s new and exciting and things are changing. The excitement of driving soon, college is right around the corner, new friends, new experiences. And new discoveries. And one day you’re thrown a curve ball. A friend that you thought could be something more turned out to stab you in the back even though she probably didn’t even mean to. And suddenly this life you had - this normal life - is flipped completely upside down and you’re lost. Literally alone. Your family pushed you away and you have no one. Maybe an aunt. But the people you thought were always going to be there for you are gone. Because you liked another girl.
Aging, winding hyperspace routes fell out of favour in a growing galaxy, leading to once-popular Jedha becoming an antiquated curiosity rather than a relevant destination. Those who now seek Jedha are looking to be lost, or to find a deeper purpose. Some insist that this ancient world of spirituality gave its name to the Jedi Order, though most scholars believe it to be the other way around. All agree that the history of the Jedi and Jedha are intertwined.