another day in the yard

Pebbles (NSFW)

Sixpenceee Stories Contest (September - October 2016) Second Place Winner

Story by Sixpenceee user UnsettlingStories; Tumblr

We thought we were having a hell of a hailstorm when we woke up in the middle of the night to a peal of thunder and the sound of our cabin being pelted. It went on for about a minute, then it stopped. There wasn’t any rain, which was strange. We went back to sleep, faintly aware of the smell of something burning. I figured it was probably from a lightning strike somewhere else.

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(via Just another day at California Street | It’s July 30, 1975 a… | Flickr

Chicago & North Western yard at California Street


July 30, 1975

Photo by Bill Johnson

Double Agent Vader Fic: Shape-Changer

*casually drops in after a week’s absence with surprise fic*

So I didn’t think I would ever write the beginning of Vader’s double agent career, but marajadesbutt sent me an ask about what Anakin’s initial motivation for turning double agent was, and to my surprise, fic happened.

I pondered a lot of different ways all of this could have started, but ultimately, Anakin rebuilds himself in the image of the survival narratives of Tatooine slavery. So it seemed fitting that everything should begin with a story.

(Also ftr I’m going with the idea that Palpatine actually drained Padmé’s life force to keep Anakin alive, since imo that makes the most sense of how Palpatine knows that she’s dead at all.)

His Master liked to say that Vader was born in fire on Mustafar. But Ekkreth was born in the desert.



Tatooine hadn’t changed.

The suns still blazed, and the heat still beat down, and the sand still got everywhere. That last, especially, was true. Vader could feel it grinding against his metal bones.

He didn’t feel the heat anymore, not within this climate controlled life support suit. And he didn’t feel the burning of the suns, either, or need to shield his eyes against the light or his skin against the biting wind. But he still felt the sand. That would never change.

He almost welcomed it.

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ziam rec list

@thot4zayn asked for ziam recs so long ago and this took me forever i’m sorry but here they are - all the fics i’ve bookmarked and from my to read list. again, because some are from my to read list idk what goes on in some of these sorry about that lol. there are so many links here i hope y’all find fic you enjoy

again, read all tags/warnings before reading! i will be adding more so be on the lookout for that

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anonymous asked:

Your fanfic is so well written and creative,I just can't get enough. Can you write a story about older boys at beacon hills teasing her and harassing her bc she hears voices in her head, she gets pushed around by the group of teenaged students and stiles has this feeling in his gut that he needs to check up on her so he calls scott and Kira and they back her up. Kira brings her away from the group to clean up the cuts they gave her and scott, mostly stiles beats the older students up? Thanks!!

Thanks so much anon nugget. I’m glad you’re enjoying them :)

I can certainly fill your prompt. It’s so sad I feel bad putting Lydia through that, but I’ll give it a good ending for you.

Just a warning, there is violence in this, so keep scrolling if that’s triggering or not your thing.

Here it is…

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latteloverlazyguy  asked:

Of course you should do the "Send me a ship and I will tell you…." thing. As for the pairing Kaneki/Hide. (i need some: they are happy and alive fluff in my life. ~(>_<~) so sorry)

YES, PLEASE! This will be long, though, you better sit comfortably.

Send me a ship and I will tell you…

The parents -

Who first brought up having/adopting kids? Hide. Kaneki never really realizes he indeed has a chance to have a family of his own, one composed of people who love and care for him as he is, imperfect and dangerous and broken and all. When Hide tells him about adopting, his first reaction is a terrified ‘No’ - he can’t ruin a kid’s life, how can he take care of a kid?, he can’t, he’s dangerous, he can’t, it is already too much dangerous for Hide alone! - but slowly Hide manages to convince him to at least give it a thought. Their adoption of a kid happens almost by mistake as Hide saves a kid during CCG mission and he brings him home because “Neki, I swear, he had a Kakugan, I saw it, when the others came it wasn’t there anymore, but I’m sure I’ve seen it! We can’t hand him to them!”, but Kaneki, in the end, doesn’t regret taking the kid in.

Which parent is most overprotective? Kaneki. Hide would throw the kid up and Kaneki’s kagune would shot to wrap around him even from the kitchen, his heart pounding crazily as he thinks about all the worst possible outcomes; Hide would try to wash the kid and Kaneki would be hysteric not to let water get into their ears; Hide would walk him to school and Kaneki would look out with his kagune ready to pierce through the belly of whoever dares to approach his kid.

Which parent is most supportive? Hide. Sometimes the kid has some idea that is not exactly the safest - like deciding to go to that kid three years older to tell him to stop bullying his friend - and in this cases Kaneki is all but supportive: he’s more like ‘Let me take care of it’, while Hide knows that sometimes their kid needs to prove himself and lets him, even if being ready to help.

Which parent expects the most from their child? The only expectance they both have of him is to survive. They don’t want anything else from him, they’ve seen and lost enough. Just, not him.

Which parent is more likely to spoil their child? Kaneki. When it’s not about something dangerous, Kaneki will never say ‘No’. He would prepare the kid’s favorite dish when he feels like eating, cuts the best slices of meat when he’s in need of “ghoul’s food”, hunts for him, play with him, everything. As long as the kid is safe, he’ll do anything for him. Hide tries to be a bit stricter, but he often fails, to be honest.

Which parent does the child go to to get their way? When, often, Kaneki says, or is surely going to say, no, the kid runs up to Hide. Puppy eyes, threatening tears, trembling lip and Inspector Nagachika is kissing Kaneki’s neck. Which is a sign. Kaneki sighs and lays whatever he’s doing. “What do you want?” Hide always tries to deny, but it’s futile. When Hide pleads for him, the kid always get what he wants.

Which parent is the best at singing lullabies? Kaneki. He was awkward and embarrassed at first, but just a few seconds are enough to knock the kid out cold and after nights and nights and nights completely deprived of sleep, Hide was not going to give up in their only solution and thus forced him to sing by threats of tickling. Kaneki now sings for their kid out of his own free will.

Which parent finds it harder to let go? Kaneki. It’s strange, since he was the one who didn’t want to get a kid, but when he sees the child finally grown up and dressed in his “Re:” waiter uniform, ready to go to work, he manages to smile just enough for the kid to get out of their house, then he crumbles and cries in Hide’s arms. “What if anything happens to him?! He’s half-ghoul!” “Then he’ll come back here, Neki. He knows he’s got some kick-ass fathers ready to fight for him. And don’t worry, you’ve already scared off of him three quarters of the ghouls in the whole city.” “… I should take care of the last quarter…” “Neki, no.”

The kid - 

What the kids name is and the meaning behind it. His name’s Akio. It means “bright man” and he sure is, he’s so bright he completely lighted up Kaneki and Hide’s life.

What traits the kid has that doesn’t reflect their parents. He’s a bit sneaky, always know what to do to get his way, and he doesn’t hesitate in pretending; but he wouldn’t do it without a good reason. Also, he’s extremely determined, strong-minded and ready to take decisions even if those means heavy consequences. He’s the ideal leader and always speaks his mind without hesitation. Touka sometimes smacks him but even she is clearly proud.

What the kids favorite clothing style is. In between Kaneki’s sweaters and Hide’s absurdly bright colors, the kid came out quite normal, much to Touka’s and Hinami’s relief. He usually likes to wear bright shirts above sober T-shirts, but sometimes he can wear some…peculiar clothes.

What their favorite cartoon is. “Spiderman” and it was all good before he started trying to use his kagune, really similar to Kaneki’s, as spider’s legs to hang himself from the ceiling. Hide approved; Kaneki not. 

What skills their parents try to pass down to them. Kaneki manages to pass down his love for reading and the kid really devours books one after the other, even some that are incredibly tough for young kids, and even how to draw. When Hide tries to bring him to the dark side of his favorite songs, though, the kid deems them ‘ugly’ and goes back to reading and drawing with his other father. Hide still can accept he didn’t manage to pass his musical tastes down to the next generation, but at least he slowly manages to transmit his ability to make disgusting coffee-that-shouldn’t-even-be-called-dirty-water despite the good ingredients Kaneki provides.

What their future might be. He’s going to be a librarian. He wants to create a library that can work as Re: does, but in another yard. Kaneki calls him thrice per day and if he just as much as miss a call - whatever the reason - he finds his fathers at his door in no time and they usually refuse to leave for at least a week.

The family - 

Who the child’s godparents are. Touka for Kaneki’s part was kind of a given, but when Hide asked Nishio even after all that happened everybody was a bit confused. Hide shrugged it off with a “I was told far too many times about how he fought for Kimi. If there’s anyone I want to take care of my kid if something happens to us, is someone who is willing to get to those extents for their loved ones”. Kaneki didn’t oppose and Nishio grumbled but didn’t refuse. Kimi turned out to be the sweetest aunt Akio could hope to get.

Do their parents plan on giving them any siblings? No, for as much as they would love to. Kaneki wished he could have had at least three kids and enjoy bringing them up, but he’s far too realistic and Hide doesn’t want to push him. To have Akio has been a miracle itself already, but one should not push his luck. Kaneki doesn’t want to bring other kids in his world, if he can let them have a good life.

What is the child’s first pet? Does Hide count? Because Kaneki has found him more than once with Akio sitting on his back and riding him as a “unicorn”, or making him bark and fetch the ball like a dog, or howl with him at the moon - in full day - so… yeah, Hide is Akio’s first pet.

How do they get along with any extended family members? There’s a silent agreement in the circle of friends around Nagachika and Ken “Hide is an idiot, Kaneki is freaking too overprotective and Akio is the best to protect but not too much”. Everybody would die for the kid, though, so yeah, they get along nicely.

This was so good to write and KANEKI DESERVES A HAPPY FAMILY!


Got five eggs from my five gals for the first time today! And the silly Nuggets laid them all in the same box.

Weird chicken story time. I had the ladies out in my dog’s large fenced yard to forage for a while earlier today (I try to let them out there for at least a couple of hours a day) and while I was working in another area of the yard I heard one of them squawk so I ran to see what was up. 

They were all gathered in a corner of the fence, huddled together and staring at something out in the horse pasture. I couldn’t spot what it was but it was likely a dog or some other critter passing through. Whatever it was it apparently scared the bejeesus out of poor Little Bit though because she started making this god-awful honking/wheezing sound with every breath and this went on for a good hour+. She was breathing, eating, drinking and all that just fine though and tonight she’s quiet (as quiet as chickens ever are anyway) and seems fine and dandy. I’ve read that chickens can do that if they get too hot, scared, or just irritated about something so I guess that’s what happened with her. Poor silly bird.

waiting game


   Retiring for her quarters for the evening after another day spent in the training yard with many a recruit, she was slow in removing her armour, piece by piece where calloused hands unbuckled and pulled worn leather away from her body to be placed upon the rack in the corner of her small quarters. She hadn’t required anything more than a bed and a stand to suit her needs; the space was plenty and tucked away among the numerous rooms within the fortress. 

  Since last night’s convergence with the Tevinter Magister, Meredith’s mind kept coming back to that moment. The night had been spent alone - which she hadn’t been surprised about, but disappointed that such fire had not followed her right to her quarters. Perhaps she had been wrong in such a direct approach, but it was far too soon to tell, truly. 

  Down to her breeches and boots, she was pulling her tunic over her head when the sound of the door opening got her attention immediately, throwing the garment down to the floor. Instinct told her to reach for the sword balancing between the pegs of the rack. 

    “Who do you think you –” Meredith began, accusation ready at the tip of her tongue, only to stop before it was finished when she realised just who had crossed the threshold into her quarters. Her outstretched hand returned to her hip, brow rising. Perhaps she wasn’t so wrong after all.

Prison AU: [CLOSED RP] Rembrandt/Swan

Swan stood in the cool breeze of the yard, keeping his eyes firmly locked on the game of ball going on before him. He was too worn-out to join in, so instead opted for standing on the nearby stairs and observing. Enjoying the fresh air was a rarity at the prison. Prisoner’s got 1 hour a day in the Yard, another hour for exercise, but Swan wasn’t going to count that as leisure. 

Raising his head to eye the beautiful sky, his serenity was soon ruined by the loud squeal of a prison whistle. Within minutes prisoners were crowding around gates, pushing themselves to get a good view of the new fish. That’s what day it was, the day they bring in the newbies. Swan had found that days like this weren’t days to be enjoyed. Rather than get involved with the vicious crowd of cons who enjoyed tearing the new guys apart, he preferred to stick to himself, avoiding new fish at all cost. 

New fish cause problems. That was his mind-set. They were a sure-fire way to be noticed by the gangs, which wasn’t in Swan’s best interest. However, from a distance, he kept an eye on the prison van, searching for any faces he knew. 

Soon enough new bodies trailed out of the small van, heads down, faces glum, a lonely, resentful shuffle to their walk as they were restrained by their chains. It had only been almost a year since Swan had been one of them. Eyes keeping onto the van, a young man stepped out. Small, skinny, with an afro and a youthful face. 

Mouth agape, Swan rushed to the front of the crowd, heart pounding.

No fucking way, he didn’t. How could he do this? No fucking way.

He panicked before calling out amidst the voices of the crowd.