One of These Things Is Exactly Like the Others: A Meta
I made a few short tweets about this last year, but I wanted to go into more depth because I believe this is a seriously underappreciated gem for NaruMitsu fans. My Japanese is just beginner-level, so feel free to correct me. I also apologize for not having a proper scan of the first article. There don’t seem to be any out there and I didn’t want to damage my copy.
Now, let’s begin.
2016, Newtype magazine ran an interview with Atsuhiro Tomioka (series
composition) and Yuuki Kaji (Phoenix’s anime VA) about Phoenix and Edgeworth’s
relationship. The interview only covers the story through Turnabout Samurai, so there’s not much new there. The title, on the other hand:
Soulmate. While the word can be used platonically, it is most commonly used in a romantic sense. Samuel Taylor Coleridge is believed to have coined the term and there’s no ambiguity about his intention (emphasis mine):
To be happy in Married Life.
. .you must have a Soul-mate as well as a House or a Yoke-mate.
But why should we think the
romantic meaning is the one being used here? Well, the “SoulxMate” feature actually has three articles, each about a different pair of characters who “share the same destiny,” despite being opposites in most aspects. This is where it gets interesting.
First up we have Rokuro Enmado (left) and Benio Adashino (right) from Twin Star Exorcists. The article mentions that they are destined to fight evil spirits known as Kegare, but (strangely) omits one huge detail. From Wikipedia (again, emphasis mine):
According to prophecy, Rokuro and Benio are the “Twin Star Exorcists”, and are destined to marry and have a child known as the Miko, which will be the ultimate exorcist, capable of cleansing all evil spirits, or Kegare, from the world and ending the war that has lasted over a millennium.
Neither one is exactly thrilled with this arrangement and they butt heads often. Over time they become friends, and as for that prophecy…
…it appears to be playing out in both the manga and the truncated anime adaptation.
Next are childhood friends Hibiki Hagyuu and Ren Ekoda from Anne Happy.
Hibiki (left) has been in love with Ren (right) ever since they were children. Whether or not Ren sees her as more than a friend is unknown, as is noted at the end of the interview. The large text on the right reads “more than friends, less than lovers.” Then there’s the cover for their second character song CD:
Here we have two relationships where at least one character harbors romantic feelings for the other or develops them over the course of the story. By appearing in the same “SoulxMate” feature, Phoenix and Edgeworth are being presented as similar in some respect. And given what we know, what respect might we infer that is?
Say something that would make me flush Yoongi: You wanna come to my house
Is there any similarities between oppa and me? ㅠㅠ (please) Yoongi: The fact that we love each other
Yoongi oppa! Every time I see you, I just end up complimenting you! Why am I like this? Yoongi: Because you have fallen for me
I went to the Mokdong fansign event, but I couldn’t speak properly since my bias is Yoongi. I could’t even make eye contact with him, he noticed and looked at me from below. He said: “are you really not going to look at me in the eye?? Huh? Look at me ㅇㅇah~” I nearly screamed and my face was burning hot.
Yoongi: Welcome~~ Fan: My bias is you oppa ㅠㅠ I came all the way from Busan (rural area) by the intercity bus to see you guys. Oppa, I bought some bath bombs for you but I don’t know if you’d like it or not, please take it. Yoongi: ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ omg, you know that I like taking baths? Fan: I heard about it so ㅠㅠ (suddenly teared up because I was so happy and Yoongi was startled) Yoongi: Don’t cry don’t cry, it’s true that I like taking baths. I like it so I’ll use it well. Fan: Oppa, you have to remember me ㅠㅠ! Yoongi: Of course I will remember you, you’re so pretty. (Thinking about it now still makes my heart flutter. Everyone, Min Yoongi has gone crazy and next fansign Min Yoongi you said you will remember me)
This was my first time going to BTS fansign, so I was really nervous and my hands were shaking. When I was in the queue to get my album signed, I really wanted to run away but it was my turn to get signed from Yoongi. I was shaking so much I couldn’t even flip to his page, then he said he will do it instead and he asked: “why are you shaking?” I replied: “because I’m really nervous.” Then he said: “it’s not easy to come (to an fansign) won’t you be upset if you didn’t even look at me, let’s look at each other for 5 seconds.” So I made eye contact with him, my mind went blank and felt like my heart was going to jump out. Suddenly, Yoongi said: “you didn’t know that 10 seconds have passed right? See, you can look at me in the eye.” When he was signing, he asked if I had anything I wanted to say to him, so I confessed my love to him in a goat’s voice. He said: “since you’ve practiced with me, don’t be nervous when you go to the next member and say what you want to say to them. I’ll keep watching you.”
Yoongi actually remembers the people who came to the fan signs Fan: Oppa, do you remember me? Yoongi: ?? You’ve never attended (unconcerned)
Summary: After Alexander died, he realized the existence of reincarnation. While most didn’t believe in the possibility, Alexander was one of those special few who remembered everything in their past lives. Because of this, he spent almost all of his lives searching for his dear Eliza. As his lives went on, things began to seem hopeless, all until he runs into her one day in the most unexpected place.
A/N: This will probably be long and will definitely not be updated as frequently as CYMFH. Also, please note that anyone who reincarnates does not reincarnate in the same body. So, Alexander and Eliza look like their historical counterparts in the prologue. In the rest of the story, however, they will look like their broadway counterparts. I wanted to clear that up to avoid confusion. Anyway, enjoy!!
A single candle was the only source of light, illuminating the bedside of the room Alexander Hamilton’s paralyzed body resided in. Beside him, his wife remained, desperately clinging to his side, only hoping for him to persevere. In Alexander’s words, however, it was a mortal shot.
I ORDERED A FEW THINGS FROM @spoopy-gaster NOT TOO LONG AGO AND THEY FINALLY CAME IN. AND I’M SO HAPPY BECAUSE I’VE BEEN WANTING THESE FOR AGES BUT ALL THE MONEY WAS GOING TO RENT SO I DIDN’T GET THE CHANCE. I EVEN NEARLY MISSED MY CHANCE BUT HERE IT IS.
i actually started screaming
then when gaster’s face in the 3rd photo was recognized as an actual face i started to cry. it was recognized in the first photo as well and i wanted to sob because of what picture that is and my phone recognized him.
nevertheless i can’t wait to read the comic and i’m so glad these came so quickly. thank you for telling me you had a few left over, latte.
You felt exhausted staying in tis building all night finishing work that’s been put off for weeks. It was only you and your boss in the office tonight, besides the janitors and security.
Skimming over the last of the document, you signed your initials on the bottom page bottom page placing it with the rest of the papers you’ve been signing for the past two hours.
You walk over with the stack over the Mr. Hemmings office which was a couple doors down. You press your back against the glass pane doors stepping into his office. Mr. Hemmings was slouched in his lounge chair with heavy eyes, relaxed hair, and his black tie undone.
“I’m done with this, you just have to approve.” setting the documents next to his computer. Mr Hemmings nods, leaning forward as he flips through the papers sighing at the amount of effort.
You awkwardly stood watching him stand from his chair overlooking the grand view of the East side of L.A. from the top floor. He shoves his hands into his pockets walking towards you, passing by you to leave.
“I’ll see you Wednesday y/n.” running his fingers through the ends of your hair down to your lower back, nearly going down further but stopped.
What you and Hemmings have is just mutual business partners. You barely knew him, he was a good boss. He kept everything strictly about business with you, but you knew it wasnt the case. Hemmings would go out of his way to be with you as much as possible.
“Goodnight Luke.” you whisper, walking opposite directions to your office. You organized a bit before leaving for the night. Bent over from under the desk you grab your purse, bumping back into Luke as you stood up he held your from behind making you nearly scream.
“Sorry to scared you.” he snickers.
“I-didnt know you were here.” you stutter embarrassingly. “Is there something you need sir?”
Luke hums resting his head on your shoulder, pepper kissing the side of your neck wrapping his arms tighter around your waist. You push away realizing what he was trying to do and how wrong this was to do this. “No-Luke.”
He nearly moans, “Please, I need you. I always did.”
You stood for a couple seconds shocked to what he just admitted, “We cant do this, ever.”
Luke’s face flushed red in anger and embarrassment. “Why? Because it’s ‘unprofessional.’ ”he snaps.
“Because I’m already seeing someone!”
The room fell quiet, Luke glanced down at the floor hiding his expression. You wanted to say something to him, anything to at least cheer him up.
“See you Wednesday y/n.” he mumbles walking back to his office he shuts the door staring at the amount of paper work that was on his desk.
Something was off about Luke when you came in, he was taking his anger out on everyone. If someone didnt do a simple thing right he would yell at them in front of everyone, threatening to fire them and he watched over everyone making sure they were doing their job.
The room suddenly fell quiet as soon as Luke stomped in the break room while everyone was there eating lunch, people avoided his gaze in fear of getting yelled at again. He grabs his drink from the fridge glaring at you. “In my office, now.” you look around everyone else seeing if he was talking about you.
“You y/n, in my office.” he points out, coworkers gave a worried look, hoping it wasnt serious.
You follow behind Luke to his office letting you go in first, he slams the door shut causing you to wince and watching him closes the blinds from the glass windows so that no one could see into his space.
“Sir-I-” needing to explain but he interrupts telling you to be quiet. You mumble ‘sorry’ as Mr. Hemmings walks towards you. His tall figure ghosting over you holding your side.
“Seriously-dont.” you push back, “Why am I here.”
“Because I need you and I wont take no for an answer.” he implies walking away from you to grab something from his desk.
“And you think I’m going to consider saying yes?” you scoff, crossing your arms.
He playfully rolls his eyes thinking of reasons, tapping at his desk. “Well for one, I’m more successful, richer than your boyfriend. Maybe even more handsome.”
“You really think I care about that?” laughing at his cockiness, his face burns red with his fist balled. “My answer is still no.”
“Okay.” Luke taunted, “Fine. I’ll make you choose.”
You watch Luke as he walks around his desk, leaning against it, causally fixing his suit. “I’ll give you an option. One, you break up with Logan and come live with me.”
Your mouth fell open knowing Luke knows his name. “How-”
“Two.” he interrupts. “ I kill Logan so you have to be with me. Or three, if you still dont want to be with me after I kill him. I will just kill you, or maybe take you in myself.”
“I doubt you will do something like that.” you nod not believing any of this.
Luke shrugs reaching from behind him, “Have it your way.” placing a small silver handgun next to him. You immediately scream into your hands running for the door but Luke catches you, making you face him. The gun pointing right above your belly button he whispers in your ear, “Oh, and if you decide to tell anyone about this, I will kill you.”
The gun clicks as his finger barely pulls on the trigger, “You have three days.”
You begin crying and shaking thinking you were going to die. Luke puts away the gun in his side jean, wiping the tears away, kissing your cheek.
“You should go back to work. Tell me when you decide.” He lets you out of his office innocently smiling as he holds the door. You hesitantly walk back to your desk, unable to comprehend anything.
Summary: In SHIELD you are known for your charisma and your irrational optimism. Specially taking in count the irreversible curse HYDRA condemned you with. Because of that, Director Fury has determinate that you are the best person to take care of Bucky’s mental state.
Chapter 8: The Past.
Pairing: Bucky x reader
Y/N: Your name
Warnings: heavy mentions of rape and torture, angst.
A/N: I don’t even know. This is strong, guys! Please, let me know what you think!
I leave the notebook on the table when I hear rapid footsteps approaching. Bucky busts through the door. His expression is twisted in a mix agony and guilt when he looks at me.
“What’s the matter?”
He looks at me in silence for too long. Eventually, he speaks. “You… You’re the girl with the HYDRA scar.”
It’s been long since anyone called me that, but there was a time when that name was all there was from me. It was my only name and identification. That was all I was.
The girl with the HYDRA scar.
It’s been a long time, but it hasn’t been enough.
Acid. It was running through my body, burning me inside out. I was pressed against the way, bitting tightly my arm so I didn’t scream. But the pain was just too big. Too intense.
I was in my cell. I had been living there for approximately the past five years, but it was difficult to tell. If I wasn’t wrong, I had turned sixteen around a month ago, but I couldn’t be sure. I had been in there for so long I was completely disorientated. Well, it didn’t matter given the fact that I was most likely never going to leave the place alive.
I was shaking very badly, my body’s natural response to the invasive substance that now cursed through my veins, consuming every cell of my body. It was killing me. My breath was heavy for the immense effort my system was doing to cope with the serum. My body was bruised from their needles and scissors, my mind was tortured by the images of the table… The room creeped menacingly towards me, but I couldn’t go any further, my back was pressed against the cold wall. Slowly, my conscience started to drift off and took me to the day it all started…
“I promise to keep you safe and do my best to always make you feel loved,” he smiled.
He pulled you in for a tight hug as your tears flowed, heart beat sporadically as you tried to stop it all from hurting so bad. He kissed your cheek, wiping away the tears as he turned to show you off to the room.
An applause broke out, your mothers hugging you both as they too cried. They must have thought you were just as happy as them. For them, and for Jackson, you were going to keep it together today, even if it killed you.
You shifted your swelling face to search for him once more, needing to find some sort of solace in this emptiness you felt, but just like this morning, he had disappeared.
“Excuse me, I need to go clean up,” you smiled softly, letting go of Jackson’s hand.
“Hurry back, okay?”
You nodded and moved through your close family friends as you made your way to your old room. You needed a minute alone.
Ok so I said to myself I was gonna wait to buy online the english version it’s useless haha but I saw this gift from heaven (Yoneda sensei’s my goddess for real) in a french shop and I think I nearly screamed, I looked at my bro who understood immediately and said “BUY IT” (I love him too much) so I couldn’t wait and did it and now omg I’ve got this gorgeous masterpiece in my hands and I couldn’t be more glad.
I love Yoneda sensei as well as all of the Saezuru’s fandom, I’ve never really involved myself with it because I’m sometimes too shy but I would like to. So thanks everybody for having been so active in this fandom until now and Yoneda Kou as well for everything she’s been doing. Kisses to you all :)
Summary: Reader gets captured by Reapers after a fight with Bellamy. He goes into Mount Weather thinking she is there, but once they free the others, he realises she’s not there. After two days they go back for supplies and they find reader in a room where Reapers were kept. At first they think she’s dead but then it turns out she’s still breathing. Back at the camp she wakes up just to hear some nice words from Bellamy.
Word Count: 2958
A/N: This request was great, but I am not really confident about how it turned out. Sorry if this is as shitty as I think it is.
Y/N’s POV Every inch of my body was hurting like hell, but I knew that it wouldn’t prevent me from falling unconscious. The truth was that I didn’t even know if I wanted to stay awake, because I was afraid of what was going to happen with me.