carnival!

Eventually will be joy.

EFF ME. Dammit.

spoilers: S5E05 Lucien X Jean

Lucien.

Hospital.

Unconscious.

The words are barely perceptible over the roaring in Jean’s ears, white hot terror licking up from her toes to her eyes. Tears gather even as she squares her shoulders.

She wouldn’t be a widow again, before even remarrying.

Jean watches the familiar contours of Ballarat as they speed towards the hospital.

Her fist balls and she wonders who she should curse first. Lucien, for being so bloody insistent on getting himself into trouble. The church, for believing her love was a sin. Father Emery, for his sad commiseration. Herself, for waffling for so long over a choice that really wasn’t.

She finds herself twisting her ring, a new and embarrassing habit. She forces her tight hands to open and she stares at her palms.

“Have long love line. But broken. Heartache. Sorrow. Loss. Eventually will be joy.” She was 13 when she visited the carnival fortune-teller, flush with dreams of dashing gentleman and romance. It was against God to seek the future, but she couldn’t resist.

Her lack of resistance would, eventually, get her into trouble again and again.

Lucien is pale but not pallid. His breathing is deep and even and strong.

Jean aches to touch him, to run her lips over the thrum of his pulse.

And then she will pinch him, twisting until he swears never to be foolish again.

The bloody liar.

After everyone has gone, Jean sits beside him and holds Lucien’s hand.

She flips his palm and traces, studying the pale lines, thinking about God and the future and the futility of regret.

“What do you see?” Lucien rumbles.

Jean exhales, and the tight knot in her chest loosens. She’s taken so much for granted to this point. The inevitability of love. His mortality. Time.

She kisses his palm.

“Forever.”

T’s Masterlist of AU Ideas

Need some inspiration for your next fanfic? Here are a list of ideas I’ve compiled to help you get started! There are also a few sub-AUs I included just because :)

BY ERA…

BY GENRE…

  • Apocalypse AU
  • Dystopian AU
  • Fairy Tale AU
    • 12 Dancing Princesses
    • Aladdin / Arabian Nights
    • Beauty & the Beast
    • Cinderella
    • Hansel & Gretel
    • Jack & the Beanstalk
    • Peter Pan
    • Rapunzel
    • Rumplestiltskin
    • Sleeping Beauty
    • Snow Queen
    • Snow White
    • The Frog Prince
    • The Little Mermaid
    • The Prince/Princess & the Pauper
    • The Princess & the Pea
    • Thumbelina
  • High Fantasy AU
  • Horror AU
  • Mafia AU
  • Military AU
  • Musical AU
  • Mystery AU
  • Noir AU
  • Pirate AU
  • Sci-Fi AU
  • Shakespeare AU
  • Superhero AU
  • Supernatural/Paranormal AU
  • Time Travel AU
  • Urban Fantasy AU
  • Utopian AU
  • Wild West AU

BY COUPLE…

  • Airplane Passengers AU
  • Aristocrat/Commoner AU
  • Arranged Marriage AU
  • Artist/Muse AU
  • Author/Publisher AU
  • Body Swap AU
  • Childhood Sweethearts AU
  • Chosen One & Sidekick AU
  • Complete Opposites AU
  • Doctor/Patient AU
  • Hades & Persephone AU
  • Handcuffed Together AU
  • Lab Partners AU
  • Neighbors AU
  • Pen Pals AU
  • Personality Switch AU
  • Rockstar/Groupie AU
  • Roommates AU
  • Royalty/Servant AU
  • Soldier/Nurse AU
  • Soulmates AU
  • Teacher/Student AU
  • Tourist/Native AU

BY MOVIE / BOOK / SHOW / GAME / PLAY / BALLET…

BY CHARACTER TYPE…

  • Android AU
  • Archaeologist AU
  • Assassin AU
  • Astronaut AU
  • Celebrity AU
  • Cosplayer AU
  • Criminal AU
  • Dancer AU
  • Demon Slayer AU
  • Detective AU
  • Disabled AU
  • Double Agent AU
  • Explorer AU
  • Fallen Angel AU
  • Fighter Pilot AU
  • Guardian Angel AU
  • Hacker AU
  • Musician AU
  • Nerd/Geek AU
  • Olympic Athlete AU
  • Photographer AU
  • Private Eye AU
  • Punk AU
  • Race Car Driver AU
  • Revolutionary AU
  • Royalty AU
  • Street Performer AU
  • Tsundere AU
  • Tutor AU
  • Viking AU
  • Yandere AU

BY MYTHOLOGY / LEGENDS / FABLES…

  • Atlantis AU
  • Egyptian Gods AU
  • El Dorado AU
  • Fountain of Youth AU
  • Greek Gods AU
  • King Arthur AU
  • Norse Gods AU
  • Robin Hood AU

BY SUPERNATURAL / PARANORMAL ENTITY…

  • Angel AU
  • Banshee AU
  • Demigod AU
  • Demon AU
  • Genie AU
  • Ghost AU
  • Mermaid AU
  • Siren AU
  • Werewolf AU
  • Vampire AU
  • Zombie AU

BY HOLIDAY…

  • Christmas AU
  • Fourth of July AU
  • Halloween AU
  • Hanukkah AU
  • New Years AU
  • Spring Break AU
  • Thanksgiving AU

MISCELLANEOUS…

  • Backpacking Across Europe AU
  • Battle of the Bands AU
  • Bookshop AU
  • Carnival AU
  • Circus AU
  • Coffeeshop AU
  • College AU
    • “We got paired up for a group project but none of us know what we’re doing”
  • Conspiracy AU
  • Dragons AU
  • Heist AU
  • High School AU
    • Summer School
  • Immortal AU
  • Kidnapped AU
  • Prison AU
  • Reincarnation AU
  • Road Trip AU
  • Seven Deadly Sins AU
  • Summer Camp AU
  • Time Travel AU

FOR HUMOR…

  • “Marry me because my green card expired” AU
  • “Why does by neighbor have to be an aspiring opera singer?” AU
  • “I’m a server and you’re a frequent customer and you flirt with me but YOU NEVER TIP ME, WHAT THE HELL MAN?” AU
  • “I never break the law but I was asked to be part of a massive heist and damn, I really need to pay off my student debt…” AU
  • “I lied and said I could speak a different language to impress my crush but now he wants me to tutor him so I need to become fluent in Mandarin in 3 days HELP” AU
  • “We are fictional characters that know we are fictional characters and so we decided to have a little fun and mess with the author by not following any of the tropes they’re writing” AU

[Updated 8/21/17]

Ah, the carnival... so many fun attractions to go on!

First, check out the merry-go-round, and treat yourself to an ice-cold…

…“Clused Pop!

They come in three flavors: chary, leem, and opal.

Next, prepare yourself for the wacky thrills…

…of the Fun Hose!

We don’t know exactly how this virtual world designed to be the best amusement park possible managed to lose a sign letter, but we suspect the clown entrance ate it.

After that, consider running from the jaguar-headed ape thing straight into…

…the “Foature” tent!

Warning: sign may change later to properly read “fortune” in closeups when the animators finally notice.

And last of all, when you’re tired of the boardwalk, come on down to everyone’s favorite – the classic, the unforgettable…

…”Fun.

Do you eat it? Play it? Ride it? Is it full of kittens? In all honestly, we have no idea, but there’s a good chance it’s illegal.

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Version 1.13 is out now.

Here’s everything that was added with this update:

  • Addition of a new quest (available at Hunter HQ from Chapter 8 onward)
  • Implementation of Cross Chain combination attacks
  • Distribution of Magitek Exosuits
  • Temporary reopening of the Moogle Chocobo Carnival
  • Various bug fixes

Taako: Now, which way do I turn it?

Leon: The– to the right. And I want you to take both your hands and make L’s with them. The one that looks like an L is the left hand.

Taako: Okay, got it.

Leon: And so turn it the opposite direction to that.

Taako: Is that clockwise or counterclockwise?

Leon: It is clockwise.

Taako: I don’t understand clock–I’m a digital man, myself.

Leon: Why did you ask the question between the two if you didn’t–

Taako: I’m still trying to figure it out! So I use learning opportunities like this! Okay. I’ll put my hands on the crank, and you just turn my hands. How does that sound?

Travis: While all of this is going on, I’ve handed my bow and arrow to Merle, and I’m telling him to shoot me while I try to catch the arrow.