if you have time and the inclination a lokane prompt: a spell or curse is put on them so the more time they spend with each other the sicker they get.
Jane broke her leg when she was a child. It had been a total accident. For the first time ever, she rode her bike without training wheels. She got too bold and tried to ride over that dirt patch all the bigger kids played on. The doctor said it was a hairline fracture- nothing to worry about- but if she’d fallen at even a slightly different angle, she could have snapped her femur right in half. Jane hadn’t known what any of that meant, all that mattered to her was the pain.
It was the worst she ever experienced in her life before now. Now, she understands that she’s never known what pain is.
She’s confined to a room too cramped for her liking. It really says something about how life in Asgard has affected her; this room is actually the size of a football field. It’s just that the regular room she shares with her husband is the size of ten footballs fields. After a while, the difference becomes stark.
Said husband has been by her side for nine hours. Ceaseless, never sleeping or growing tired. Just holding her hand and stroking her hair and assuring her that it will be okay. She will be cured if he has to tear the realms apart to make it happen.
She doesn’t doubt that Thor would do it either, she just wishes he wouldn’t. She is so unworthy of that kind of devotion. If she was stronger, she’d tell him that, and she’d tell him why. She tells herself that it’s the threat of breaking his heart that keeps her quiet. Really, it’s just because she’s a coward.
It’s also because she feels like a rabid dog is trying claw and bite it’s way out of her chest, and the pain has sealed her mouth shut (even breathing now is pure agony). But even in perfect health, she’d never tell the truth.
Thor leaves her only once, right when she thinks she’ll go to sleep. He knows the time is coming. They all do. They might not say it, they might even tell her that Eir will surely have a cure any day now, like she’s a child who needs to be consoled with a stuffed toy. It’s nothing but hot air. There is no cure for this. Jane knows it. They all know it. Loki knows it better than all of them.
His illness progresses on the other side of the wall. Sometimes, Jane can hear him breathing, gasping, coughing, choking. These walls are so thin for being Asgardian made. His sickness is baffling, even more than Jane’s is. Her, they can explain away with her prior status as a Midgardian. Maybe Idunn’s apple didn’t really cure her of all human ills.
But then, how is it that Loki is sick? How can he exhibit all the same symptoms Jane does and more? He who has never been sick a day and is a Prince to boot.
It’s a mystery.
A mystery that will die with them.
Perhaps it’s for the best.
When Jane is alone- Thor is called away by a pair of guards who need help with an attempted prison break- she sinks into her bed. It’s so damn comfortable, and somehow, that hurts too.
She opens her mouth. Wheezes. There’s a blade running through her throat.
She can’t speak a word, and so she uses her brain.
‘Loki?’ she calls out. Her thoughts are her best friend in the world. They can never make her hurt. ’Loki? Can you hear me?’
There’s grunting and groaning on the other side of the wall. This must be torture for him. If Jane could, she would smile.
'Is this what you wanted?’ she asks him. He can hear her. She knows he can. ’I wouldn’t leave Thor for you, so this is what I get, huh?’
More groaning, and bedsheets shifting. Is he trying to sit up?
'You were never happy with him.’
'So you’re going to kill us both.’
'Tell me you will be mine.’
'We’ve already had this discussion. Many many times.’
'You always say no, and yet you always come to my bed. Why is that?’
That’s a good question, and Jane doesn’t know what it says about her that she hates him for asking it more than she hates him for killing her.
'This is the most attentive Thor has been in years,’ she ‘says’. There’s no point in hiding this sort of thing from Loki.
'Well, I’m glad to see I’ve salvaged your marriage if nothing else.’
That almost sounds like the old Loki, the one who charmed her in spite of his laundry list of crimes and character defects. The one who got her into this mess in the first place.
'You know that I couldn’t have gone with you even if I wanted to.’
Loki has been on house arrest for years. His magic restricted, he had only his mind to figure out all the little loopholes in his punishment and find that he was still capable of potion making, and of slipping things in her food at a routine banquet.
He moves again, and this time, it’s slow and steady and so very sad.
'We could have tried.’
He sounds so like a kid that it breaks Jane’s heart. There is something so genuine there that she never could have expected from him.
'And how many times have you tried to break your bonds without luck?’
He doesn’t answer. He groans at another wave of pain that Jane can feel through their link. It doesn’t hurt her like her own pain does. It rolls over her like a wave, producing a gentle buzz that actually might sooth her. Until Loki’s body relaxes, and he moans, and Jane feels that like pain this time.
'Then this is the only way,’ he ‘says’ 'The only way we can be free.’
He coughs. A real cough that Jane hears through the link and through the wall. It gets her in the chest, right in the side of her heart that is for Loki. That side has slowly consumed the side she had saved for Thor. It’s a loss that she has yet to mourn.
He’s a sad man, that Loki. Tragic. Maybe that was what drew her to him. He is a man with nothing. His mother is dead, his friends have left him, he brother can barely look at him.
In the same vein, she is a woman with nothing. She’s lived much longer than she was meant to. Her friends are dead, her family non-existent. Even her husband barely knows her, if he ever did.
Somehow when she wasn’t looking, Loki became her lifeline. He became the only one who understood, who knew the need for more than this that she did. She always knew he’d be the death of her.
Though her arm is burning, she finds the strength to raise it, pressing it against a wall that appears to be made of razor blades. This spot is warmer than the rest, like his hand is over hers. She hopes it is.
'I still don’t love you.’
Somewhere in the dark recesses of her mind, she thinks she hears him laughing.
'You don’t have to.’
No, she doesn’t.
That dog in her chest is crawling with it’s claws out into her throat. It arms around her throat and it squeezes. She can’t her Loki’s voice in her head anymore. She can’t feel him at all. She can’t feel anything. Not even the pain. She’s so numb, that she can move her lips again.
Her eyes start to close, and when they do, she’s smiling.
Are there any fics that detail Logan's reaction and thoughts on Veronica's rape?
This addresses the first anon’s prompt and the first half of the second anon’s prompt. Thanks for asking us! And this wonderful list of fics was assembled by another member of the advisory panel for VM Fic Recs: miss cariebishop. Big thanks to her and to every single stinkin’ member of our panel. Because WOW they’re amazing.
Don’t you mess with a little girl’s dreams. 'Cause she’s liable to grow up mean.
New Recommendations for VM Fic Recs:
Beauty and the Breakdown Author: HerOwlNess Pairing: Logan/Veronica Rating: PG:13 to R Genre: Angst, Drama, Romance Setting: Season One, AU Spoilers: 1.21, “A Trip to the Dentist” Chapter: 1 Word Count: 3, 235 Status: Complete Summary: If I could, I’d put an end to all but laughter, a smile is all i’m after. if I could you’d know I would. Notes: A “fix-it” fic for Logan and Veronica in “A Trip To The Dentist” jumping off of the fight at the beginning of the episode at Veronica’s apartment door. The story is from Logan’s point of view and deals with his feelings of guilt and culpability over what happened at Shelley Pomeroy’s party, something that we never got on the show. The moments that feature Logan apologizing and supporting Veronica are affecting. Logan doesn’t want to make the moment about himself, but wants Veronica to know that he’s there for her.
Thrust Of Grace Author: BigBoobedCanuck Pairing: Logan/Veronica, Cindy Mackenzie Rating: PG-13 Genre: Angst, Drama Setting: Season 2 Spoilers: 2.22, “Not Pictured” Chapters: 1 Word Count: 1, 397 Status: Complete Summary: Veronica is still on her knees, holding a sobbing Mac close. Logan hates that Mac doesn’t even know the worst part yet. Although he’s not sure what the worst part is any more. Notes: Short, sweet and to the point. It packs a wallop in just under 1400 words. Not one word is wasted and illustrates perfectly the confusing, high emotions of the traumatic events of the season 2 finale. Logan doesn’t know what to do or what to feel or even what exactly he is feeling, until the end when he becomes Veronica’s rock.
Oh! It Tastes Like Laughter Author: wowsugarpuss Rating: R Genre: Angst/Romance Setting: Post Season Two Spoilers: 2.22, “Not Pictured” Chapter: 1 Word Count: 730 Status: Complete Summary: The end of a secret Notes: the show never really dealt with veronica’s issues with sex because of her rape, and so i ate this up like catnip. The writing is absolutely stunning. Oblique, it lets you run wild with your imagination and come to your own conclusions. At the same time you know exactly where veronica’s emotional headspace is and it’s pitch-perfect. Actually preceded by two other fics in this short little series: Oh My God! I Miss You! and I’ll Love You When You’re Dead. All three fics together are about 2, 000 words.
-who cries when someone dies in a movie: both of them do it bc they both have lost important people in their life -who wears the ugly holiday garb: both of them, but barry is like…he goes all the way of dressing in holiday, caitlin is most likely to wear a santa hat or smth -who pays for the meals: sometimes barry, sometimes cait, they don’t make a drama of it -who slams the oven door and who plays the trombone: cait slams the oven door and barry plays the trombone -who brings home stray animals: barry, sometimes caitlin doesn’t want to accept them because she thinks they’re getting too many but it takes to look at barry’s puppy eyes and she melts and accept them -who leaves the bathroom door open: barry -who tells the ‘dad jokes’: barry -who wants kids more: both of them want kids, but i think barry would want them more -who travels more: i think they both do it and only when they’re not working -who spends more cash: somehow i think this is cait -who buys the things in infomercials: barry -who draws in the dust on their cars: barry -who starts the snowball fights: is it wrong i’m answering all of this with barry? -who throws away the directions to things: barry -who puts up holiday decor: caitlin, sometimes they try to decor together but barry can’t help using his speed and caitlin wants to do it in a normal way -who is more likely to forget to bathe: barry -who gets more obsessed about things: caitlin -who sings in the shower more often: they both sing in the shower, but sometimes caitlin does it more
-who cries when someone dies in a movie: riley obviously -who wears the ugly holiday garb: riley most of the time -who pays for the meals: they split the bill, farkle doesn’t even to dare to offer to pay the meal since GM STEM -who slams the oven door and who plays the trombone: farkle slams the oven door and riley plays the trombone -who brings home stray animals: riley -who leaves the bathroom door open: farkle -who tells the 'dad jokes’: farkle -who wants kids more: riley -who travels more: i don’t think they travel too much, but probably only together -who spends more cash: riley -who buys the things in infomercials: riley -who draws in the dust on their cars: riley -who starts the snowball fights: riley -who throws away the directions to things: farkle -who puts up holiday decor: riley -who is more likely to forget to bathe: farkle -who gets more obsessed about things: riley -who sings in the shower more often: riley
"where's all the han/leia fic" same. recently i've started searching and i'm honestly so surprised at how barren the fic for them is. like the fandom has been around for 38 years. I was expecting tons of chapter-length epic fic for them.
SAME. i really enjoyed the fics by @phil-the-stone on ao3 but if anyone has other recs, i would appreciate it because i’ve not been able to find much other quality stuff for han/leia! i was convinced i’d be spoilt rotten with it and yet i can’t seem to find much at all. idk if there’s a han/leia-specific source for it or something but i’m sad that there isn’t more out there.
i saw your post about genderswapped veep characters and i was thinking about that. Wouldn't female dan be rather problematic? sleeps with guys to get ahead career-wise, manipulative, can't handle pressure and has a breakdown when handed responsibility. Would having those traits be okay to you? would you change them? or tweak them a little? basically what i'm getting at is what do you imagine dana egan being like? i'm curious.
ugh man we were not thinking about the problematic implications so much as “wouldn’t it be super hot if lake bell played dan egan” but like, there are still always ways to take problematic tropes and write them in layered, interesting ways. and honestly, if i were gonna write lady-dan, i think it’d be interesting to explore the implications of the “sleeping your way to the top” trope as they might actually exist in the real world – because female sexual power in icky hierarchical situations actually comes from NOT sleeping with everyone you have drinks with, but being able to manipulate them through stringing them along and using their desire to your advantage, so i think it might be interesting to flip it around and have her be like, seen and photographed with power players but not actually sleeping with all of them.
also like, i know this makes me seem like a bad feminist, but i don’t have a problem with applying the whole “unstable, aggressive, competent but cracks under pressure” thing to a female character? like? i hate that it’s automatically problematic to have a female character fail in what is perceived as a “gendered way” because it means the only unproblematic recourse left is to write women as ice-cold machines who are great at what they do, and that bores the shit out of me, because i don’t want to watch TV shows about people who are great at what they do. write a woman having a breakdown under pressure and then having to deal with the unnecessarily gendered criticism and backlash from that, y’know? don’t take my unstable, aggressive idiots of both genders away from me, because there’s no equality in being told that you can’t write women failing spectacularly when spectacular male failures make up so much of what is great about drama and fiction in general.
(not to write a whole essay, i just – i think it’s interesting how dan egan as a character is constructed mostly out of “feminine” tropes but i think it’s also possible to use those tropes to write a woman who isn’t the most problematic problem to ever problematize. but you’re talking to the person who wrote a genderswapped sam seaborn fic that kept and expanded upon his hapless misogyny because i found that interesting, so.)
To a person, all of Logan Echolls’ friends refuse to be interviewed until he gives his blessing. It’s the sort of adherence one usually sees in mafia minions or squirrelly cult members. But in this case, it’s not fear that holds them back. Logan’s friends are motivated by loyalty and love.
In December 2018, Veronica receives an anonymous phone call out of the blue: “If you know what’s good for you, you’ll stay away from Duncan Kane.” The investigation leads her to better understand her past, her present, and the big choice she’s just made for her future…
"She’s starting to remember what you’ve told her. She’s starting to remember that her name is Veronica Mars and she’s your daughter, but she’s not remembering being Veronica Mars or your daughter. She’s not remembering what happened before. She’s not remembering who she is. Only who she’s supposed to be.
Motherhood changes Veronica. Logan fights to get her back to herself.
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Snapshots Author: crimsonclad Pairing: Logan/Veronica Rating: T Genre: Romance/Fluff Setting: Future AU Spoilers: 2.11, “Donut Run” Chapters: 1 Word Count: 2,433 Status: Complete Summary: Logan and Veronica, later. Notes: This fic is a delight and probably one of my top faves. The author gets logan and veronica’s voices down perfectly and the banter is a treat. They’re domescticity and fluffy without being cheesy and ooc. At the end you’re not left reaching for an insulin shot, but grinning from ear to ear because “THAT IS MY OTP LIVING HAPPILY EVER AFTER AND HAVING EVERYTHING I WANT FOR THEM AND THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT IT WOULD BE LIKE!!”
How To Be Dead Author: em2mb Pairing: Logan/Veronica Rating: PG-13- R Genre: Drama/ Romance Setting: Season 1- Future Spoilers: 3.15, “Papa’s Cabin” Chapters: 2 Word Count: 13,895 Status: Complete Summary: It’s going to be a hard sell, since everyone who knows her will expect chardonnay and sleeping pills. Lynn Echolls doesn’t jump, but she doesn’t leave it all behind on the Coronado Bridge, either. Notes: Warning: you gon’ get sad. No really you will sob. This fic is sad and beautiful and bittersweet and melancholy. The writing is amazing and emotional. I can’t rave about it enough or think of enough synonyms for wonderful to describe the writing. The gimpses we get into Logan and Veronica’s married live are wonderful. It shows them as a partnership who work together and talk through problems and love each other so much it’s probably illegal.
Together Apart Author: herowlness Pairing: Logan/ Veronica Rating: R Genre: Mystery/ Drama/ Romance Setting: Future AU Spoilers: 1.22, “Leave it to Beaver” Chapters: 1 Word Count: 10, 560 Status: Complete Summary: These last three years, well they’ve been hard, but now it’s time to get out of the desert and into the sun. Notes: And now for something completely different. No, but seriously folks, this isn’t your traditional marriage fic. It’s angsty ( like if you spend more than ten minutes thinking about Wallace in this fic you will spend the next week sobbing on the floor like i did) and the marriage is nowhere near traditional. That’s why I rec it. The small moments that Logan and Veronica are able to grab mean so much more. They are also super in-synch in the fic; they are obsessive, clever, intense and drift compatible, probably. The sex is also hot.
a while ago you were talking about what shows veronica would watch. I was thinking about this lately, I think she would enjoy the golden age of "the office" (1-5) "community" "arrested development" and "it's always sunny in philadelphia". logan would LOVE "arrested development"
DEFINITELY agreed. I think drama-wise both might also enjoy True Detective and Breaking Bad. Logan would probably also be an “It’s Always Sunny” watcher.
They would probably be into the same shows and movies regardless. Never forget:
VERONICA/THE DUDE: “I’m the Dude. Dudeness. Or, uh, Duder, or, uh, you know, El Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”
LOGAN: Hey, you’re watching “The Big Lebowski.” Why didn’t you wait for me?
logan learned how to stand up straight. i'm so proud.
logan was an abused, lost, lonely, self-destructive teenager and he’s morphed over the years into this successful, working adult, who just wants to help people and be better. all of this happened without him forgetting everything before and in between. he’s someone who got his life together, who had to lose so much before he could finally get there, here, now. like, it’s amazing. and it shows in how he carried himself then and how he carries himself now. I’M SO EMOTIONAL, OH GOD. NAVY FIGHTER PILOT LIEUTENANT LOGAN ECHOLLS!!! of all things.
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My favorite Veronica Mars character is: Ever since “I’m never getting married. You want an absolute? Well there it is,” it’s always been Veronica. Favorite scene from the Veronica Mars movie: Basically everything involving Ruby. And the wall bangage.
My favorite Veronica Mars character is: Veronica and Logan are pretty much tied and then they’re trailed very closely by Lilly, Wallace, and Jackie.
One episode of Veronica Mars you could watch over and again: 1x04 “The Wrath of Con”
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Did you fucking draw that?! This is insane, your talent is ridiculous.
You guys are the best. Seriously I was a bit wary of posting this as it has been so very long since I’ve made charcoal drawings… I mean it was back in school…. Of course all I can see now when I look at this are the things I want to change or darken or soften or highlight. Luckily I get to do that on the real one that sits on my dresser.nightlocktime requested art for her bday… so…. Really though, the above just made my day. Thanks guys. I love how supportive you all are.
I want to say that i kind of think it's unfair to buffy to try and quantify her love for spike. which she does. love isn't about amounts it's an action, and trying to put love into a number doesn't work and trying to say who loves who more in a relationship doesn't work. buffy loves spike, she shows her love in a different way than he does for her, but that doesn't make it any less or mean that she doesn't love him.
you cant deny the intensity of their love for each is different , in all my otp’s one loves the other more , it’s quite natural , it doesnt really upset me cause it’s realistic.
I never said she didnt love him , i said she loved him but he loved her more , which is like SO in character for Spike cause he loves with every fibers of his being. It’s not about actions or how one shows love , it’s about their journey , their respective pasts and personnalities. Like i said , Angel broke her , that’s canon and she never recovered from that , that deepest scar prevented her from loving fully people and Spike was one of them. On the other hand , she trusted Spike more than she trusted anyone else in her life so even if her love was less , her trust was more. I love how everything is balanced , it’s not too much , not too little , it’s perfect.
freddie/bel and literati for the ship ask thingy :)
THANK YOUUUUUU I LOVE THESE
Who worries about how they will look when they’re older: bel tries not to bc that’s silly she’s a journalist and producer she has no time to worry about things like that but she does bc we live in a society that values women on their appearance :-)
Who makes the mix tapes/cd’s: both of them, they’ve got a mix CD exchange going on. they make notes in the tracklist
Clings to the other during scary movies: freddie and bel MOCKS HIM FOR IT he’s like “can’t we just watch something french!! jean luc godard???”
Gets into the shower with the other randomly: bel…
Flashes the other when they walk by after taking a shower alone: also bel
Initiates hand holding while the other is driving: haha freddie the sap
Secretly tries to touch the other in naughty places during public/family events: freddie does when they’re at fancy bbc dinners
Asks weird questions in the middle of the night: freddie and bel’s like i have a four am start shut UP JAMES
Asks “what are you thinking about?” freddie, and she always answers him bc he is her best friend and she can say anything to him!
Always has to be touching the other, (if either of them do) freddie bc he’s like..wow i cant believe i get to HOLD BEL ROWLEY’S HAND!!
RORYJESS!! [screams for a thousand years]
Who worries about how they will look when they’re older: rory a lil bit.
Who makes the mix tapes/cd’s: jess…the only valentines day they were together he made her one and she can’t listen to it after he leaves but she can’t get rid of it either so she keeps it in her car and YEARS LATER when they get back together she finds it again and drives round playing it at full blast
Clings to the other during scary movies: rory, but they don’t watch scary movies very often
Gets into the shower with the other randomly: RORY
Flashes the other when they walk by after taking a shower alone: RORY
Initiates hand holding while the other is driving: rory and jess is like “wow do u want me to crash”
Secretly tries to touch the other in naughty places during public/family events: rory at fancy book events, jess at family events
Asks weird questions in the middle of the night: RORY GILMORE and jess grumps and says “call ur mom” so she does
Asks “what are you thinking about?” rory (the “sad boy” dialogue…rip)
Always has to be touching the other, (if either of them do) jess always has to have his hand on the small of her back and he’s always trying to kiss her and i am SAD