book of the palaces

damen just constantly mentions about The Flower™ i mean laurent is there naked, washing him but damen is just like “THE FLOWER IS STILL IN HIS HAIR”
The Best Fighter In Akielos™ is just a big soft puppy who adores his boyfriend so much that he writes fanfics in his mind I LOVE IT

“Around sunset, we emerged from the trees into a little glade where the snow lay in heavy, perfect drifts that glittered in the fading light. We slipped into the stillness, our footfalls muffled by the snow. It was late. I knew we should be making camp, finding shelter, Instead, we stood there in silence, hands clasped, watching the day disappear.”
- Leigh Bardugo, Shadow and Bone

The Problem with being a Fan
  • Mom: *in our family group to her sisters* during sherlock weeks it's really hard to keep up with Zahra I'm glad sherlock is just three episodes.
  • Them: why? ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Mom: because she just won't stop bragging about how genius that show is to every living thing near her and nobody knows what she's talking about cause nobody watched it.
  • Me: I'm right here mom!
  • My Sister: all I know is that she thinks Sherlock Holmes is gay ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Them: ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Me: yup still here btw, Hello!
  • Mom: *to my sister* you should've seen her crying till the end of this week's episode ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Niece: OMG she's completely obsessed I can't understand how she made a tv show such big deal?
  • My Sister: nobody does! I tried watching the show with my husband and he said this guy is as mad as your sis no wonder why she likes him.
  • Aunt: She NEVER CRIES!
  • Mom: You guys won't believe it, she turned the volume up and Sherlock is screaming "STOP LAUGHING AT ME" OMG
  • Me: well i'm a high-functioning sociopath who's obsessed with things that sound clever and it seems like these walls have higher IQ then anyone near me so I'm talking to them now bye.
  • *Leaves the group chat*

so i just finished the new captive prince short story, the summer palace, and let me just scream for a bit because

  • laurent just standing out there waiting for damen
  • laurent apparently gets sunburned easily l m a o can you imagine the first time that probably happened in ios
  • damen gets all happy every time laurent starts complimenting him and laurent is all like “i dont know what im saying,,,,, pls make me stop” 
  • kisses smooch smooch
  • finally finding out what happened after damen got stabbed in kings rising and how laurent slept next to him and didn’t even bother to change out of his blood soaked clothing
  • FLOWERS IN HAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • COURTING
  • when laurent started talking to the statue of damen’s mom and saying how he promised to take care of damen and of the akielion peoplecan you even believe this character development
  • laurent attending damen in the baths
  • getting all of their past shit out on the table and dealing with it 
  • omfg nikandros taught laurent how to wrestle and damen is jealous 
  • shy laurent running naked through the castle and being really pleased with himself afterwards
  • sex :) (and that laurent character development regarding sex)
  • literally five seconds after they have sex, that solider comes in and is like “your highness the king arrived” and laurents like “bitch you think?? can you not see that he is here naked with me???”
  • they are building a castle for the combined kingdom for them to live at

there is probably more but i need to reread it asap. 

tldr the whole short story is a masterpiece and i need fanart of damen and laurent with flowers asap

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BOOKS READ IN 2017: THE SUMMER PALACE (C.S. PACAT)

Laurent plucked a white flower from the low-hanging branches, and lifted his hand to tuck it into Damen’s hair, as if Damen were a youth from the village.

‘Are you courting me?’ said Damen.

He felt foolish with happiness. He knew courtship was new to Laurent, didn’t know why it felt so new to himself.

‘I haven’t done this before,’ said Laurent.