arrested development au

an arrested development au for @baasama

in an effort to appear more charitable, madara deigns to adopt a child. was this meant to spite his grandsons? of course not. but, madara thinks irritably, perhaps this new addition will actually finish her cottage cheese. he glares at shisui and wonders if he knows this is his fault.

“excuse me,” madara calls, getting the boys’ attention. 

obito puts down the desk of cards he’d been using for his magic trick. shisui stops fixing his hair to ensure his perfect curl consistency and itachi just sighs as he lowers whatever company report he might have been reading. sasuke tries to replicate his brother, aiming for exasperated yet attentive, but falls laughably short.

“i’d like you all to meet…” madara turns to the girl the fire country embassy had entrusted him with and tries to remember what might have been on the paperwork. deciding her name isn’t that important, he waves the matter off. “she is your new sister.”

they react as strongly as he expected they would so madara tries not to look too smug. 

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Molly: What have we always said is the most important thing?

Eurus: Mac and cheese.

Molly: Friendship.

Eurus: Oh, right. Friendship. I thought you meant of the things you eat.


Corruption AU - [narrative: 1/?]

Michael Bluth is discovering that being President of the Bluth Company is a lot harder than he’d previously thought. There are the discrepancies in the budget reports, for starters. The family is constantly siphoning off funds. And some of the business partners are insisting that if Michael’s wise he’ll launder several million dollars for them quarterly — no questions asked. 

It’s a lot for one guy to handle.

Luckily for Michael, though, he has Gob, his older brother who has been searching for a way to earn Michael’s respect for years. It becomes sort of a win-win arrangement. With Gob acting as his right-hand man, he gets to be an invaluable asset who volunteers to do the dirtiest of Michael’s deeds in exchange for a fair paycheck and his brother’s attention.

Surprisingly, it goes about as well as it possibly can. Maybe that’s why things start changing between them. Maybe it’s the reason Michael starts seeing Gob in a different light. If Gob wants his respect, pride, and love, well, he’s more than deserved them. As for Michael, why shouldn’t he want to feel good about strengthening their previously tenuous bond? It’s gotten them this far. 

Besides, they’ve already gone all in.