bc that's where i'm gonna end up after people see these i swear

beta-bookwyrm  asked:

OK SO I'VE NEVER HEARD OF GHASTLY X SKULDUGGERY BUT NOW I'M I N T E R E S T E D

ASDFGHKLDFLJRSEG OK FREN HERE WE GO. SO LIKE

  • we know that they were friends since they were teenagers (in like. the 1600s? late 1500s?) and i am just. so here for awkward teenage skul and ghastly sort of??? See like. for me it started out as a ‘oh they definitely experimented when they were younger’ 
  • but like??? ghastly begins to get these dumbass feelings and he has no clue what to do about it bc there’s no way in hell he’s ever gonna actually. act on these feelings
  • it isnt until skuldug walks out of his (rich, high class) parents’ house and ends up staying with ghastly and his family (who practically adopt skuldug. ghastlys mother loved skuldug so much tbh)
  • and like. ghastly is a farmhand. he helps to keep a farm going and he’s working with these animals and helping out in the fields and ghastlys family welcome skuldug as long as he pulls his weight around. but skuldug???? doesnt want to do??? PEASANT work????
  • ghastly finds it rly endearing. seeing THIS ASSHOLE just napping next to a haystack while ghastly’s actually doing something around here

  • aND THEN THE WAR COMES ALONG. AND THIS IS WHERE ALL MY FAVOURITE TROPES COME IN
  • like???? skuldug finds himself nearly losing ghastly so many times and every time he gets more and more??? angry??? like he goes into his Murder Mode™ when ghastly nearly dies on the battlefield and skuldug is like. slowly realising he has no clue what he would do if he lost ghastly
  • ghastly’s not much better tbh. if he sees skuldug go down in a fight he goes apeshit with worry and bc hes such a stubborn ass and he wont stop till skuldugs off the battlefield and into medical care bc goddamnit skuldug ur literally dying 
  • AND WE GET ALL THE “IM NOT LEAVING HIS BEDSIDE”™ WHEN ONE OF THEM GETS KNOCKED OUT
  • i need like. ghastly watching over skuldug who’s knocked out and recovering from injuries in like. the camp medical bay or something. and ghastly just??? gently moves skuldugs hair out of his face, and finds himself playing with skuldugs hair, gently playing with it??? skuldug smiles in his sleep
  • i swear 90% of their relationship at this point is ghastly pulling skuldug out of the mess he makes and having to bandage him up. ffs skuldug
  • anyway
  • I ALSO NEED THE TROPE WHERE GHASTLY GOES SOMETHING RECKLESS and STUPID™ AND WHEN THEY RESCUE GHASTLY OUT OF THE FUCKIN MESS SKULDUG IS REALLY IRRATIONALLY ANGRY (think of like. in dark days when he lost his shit over the vampire deal) BC YOU COULD’VE DIED FFS YOU SHOULD’VE TOLD ME WHAT YOU WERE GOING TO DO I COULD’VE LOST YOU I- 
  • the outburst like. even surprises skuldug. like when hes finished and he takes a deep breath and ghastly is stunned and skuldug is like. where in the fuck did that come from. (except he’s beginning to have an idea. hint: its bc REPRESSED FEELINGS)
  • and then. i mean bc skuldug is an ass with no control over being an ass to other people, he has like. way more experience with being tortured than the other dead men, even if the other dead men have all had their fair share of torture
  • aND WHEN THE NIGHTMARES COME, like???? it wakes ghastly up (bc they share a tent obviously) and ghastly hears skuldug calling out for ghastly in his sleep and ghastly is just. shook
  • anyway. skuldug wakes up in panics sometimes and ghastly’s always there to help calm him down and make sure he knows he’s safe and???? this is all fine and well until one night. one night. ghastly calms him down and gets up to go back to bed and sleep and skulduggery says “stay”. and thats what ghastly does. he climbs in with skuldug and skuldug sleeps like a bab
  • in fact every time after this that skuldug wakes up from nightmares it’s just an unspoken rule that ghastly stays with him, and after a while ghastly gives up going into his own bed in the first place. it helps that ghastly has like. Tree Trunk Arms™ to wrap skuldug up in
  • like???? they’re unofficially dating for so long. its just another unspoken rule that Skuldug Is Ghastlys, and Ghastly Is Skuldugs

i got like. a whole lot more but???? thats the general idea so far

a story worth telling

Fluff Week: May 19th: I Lived/Show Me +  May 20th: Serendipity

So…this is a birthday present to myself? :’D
A little in canon goodness, hehe. Enjoy!!

It turned out far shorter than I had originally planned simply because I was late and just wrote it all in one go :’D So I can’t guarantee that this is any good haha, but I hope you’ll enjoy it nonetheless.

Again, thankyou for all the amazing birthday wishes and gifts!! It’s still not over, hehe. Let’s celebrate some more. ♥

The wind danced across the veranda, sounding the little wind chimes Lucy had lovingly assembled the other day, and continued its journey to try and ruffle her hair. The endeavour was useless though, as she had tamed it into a tight braid.

For a moment, she watched the chimes dance with the wind, but then shook her head as if to reprimand herself, glancing back down at the scribbles in her notebook.

She kept staring for a few moments more. Then, with a loud sigh, she ripped the page out of the book and scrunched it up. In her small wrath, she hauled it as far as she could, as if that would make the words on it disappear for good.

A futile wish.

Or so she thought, but the next moment she watched as the little ball ignited and crumbled into ashes, before they too were gone with the wind.

“Oi, that almost hit me!”

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