Filling the prompt “what abt a cute lil fic abt van and reader @ the
fair/carnival?? like riding shoddy roller coasters and van winning you a
stuffed animal and eating too much cotton candy and he insists you ride the
ferries wheel together and kisses u at the top??”
Easily the best thing about carnivals was how it was
like stepping back in time, without the overt racism and misogyny. It was just
good, old fashion fun. Families walking around together, in awe of all the
colourfully drawn on people, all the bright lights and scary sounds. Kids
screaming about the sideshow games and oversized teddy bear prizes. Teenagers
demolishing whole hotdogs in one go. The smell of fresh popcorn, and the sight
of feather-light fairy floss escaping up into the night time sky. Cutest of
all, the couples walking hand in hand, more in love under the glow of
the illuminated rollercoaster than anywhere else.
When a carnival rolled into town, Van was ecstatic.
“It will be like, a proper date, yeah?” he said. You laughed and
leaned over to kiss his nose. You’d been on so many proper dates. Through high
school it was mostly cheap picnics and sneaking into the movie theatre. After
Van dropped out and you graduated, it was Thai restaurants and nights on the town.
Then you both grew up and had money, but the dates somehow didn’t get any
bigger or better. Van was busy with Catfish, and you were working hard on your
Masters degree. Whatever you want to be, be the best at it, Van had told
you when you were considering dropping out in second year. It was enough
motivation, and you were still top of the class. “Friday night,
babe,” Van said as he looked at the one page coloured advertisement for
the carnival in the paper.
“Can I come?” Larry piped up from across the table.
You looked over at him with a grin.
“No,” Van answered immediately, not taking his
eyes off the paper.
by @carnival-papers, 27602 words, E, No archive warnings. Hux
had been touching himself for what felt like hours, the usual routine
of hand on cock suddenly boring to him, when he’d selected Ben from
a series of thumbnails on the front page of GalacticBoyz.
While the others had displayed their hard cocks or sultry-smiling
retouched faces, Ben’s thumbnail showed only his torso, pale as
moonlight and washed with mole-studded muscles. Once, in a starport
in the Minos Cluster, he’d heard whispers of boys on screens who
would do anything for a few credits. Anything
by @redcole, 35892 words, E, Creator chose not to warn. When
Hux is forced to take a job at a call center to stay in the country
he thinks his life is at it’s lowest. It’s not until his visa is
rejected that he finds out it’s only the beginning.
by @moonwalkingcrab, 19880 words, E, No archive warnings. Hux’s
life is fairly simple, he has his work, he has his cat, and he has
his flat. Now it seems he has a new neighbour. With windows so close
together it’s easy to fall into the world of Kylo Ren.
That’s Not a Hedgehog
by @creepycreepyspacewizard, 21360 words, E, No archive warnings. Armitage Hux is
an animal welfare officer with First Order Animal Rescue, one of the
biggest animal charities in the world, he spends his days saving
animals and his nights home alone with his three-legged rescue cat
Millicent. Kylo Ren’s mother helped him open a private wildlife
clinic in the hope that he’d stop causing international incidents in
the name of animal rights. Hux hasn’t had a date in six years and
Kylo’s been trying to work out how to ask him out for the last four.
Now he might have spotted his chance…
Home Aloneby @unicornsandbutane, 4688 words, E, No archive warnings. Or,
Idle hands are the devil’s playthings. Hux’s playthings are
something else. (fisting)
by @r2dameron, 33913 words, E, No archive warnings. Perhaps
it was the cockiness that Dameron bled, or the look of complete and
utter distress in his friend’s eyes, but Hux could not hold back
the lie that bubbled up in his throat. “You know Ben, he’s a
disaster when it comes to planning in advance,” Hux laughed
lightly, dropping his hand to entwine his fingers in Ben’s. “I’m
Hux, his boyfriend.”
Kids are not always keen on going to bed so we have to lure them in with bedtimes stories, lullabies and other kind of things. Lighting their own lantern before getting into bed could be one of them! Make a spooky looking cat and a colourful mouse together with your little ones and tell your bedtime stories with the lights off and the lanterns on!
You will need:
- thick paper or card (we used black paper for the scary cat and the light yellow one for the colourful carnival mouse) - colourful tissue paper - paper knife - cutting board - scissors - pencil and eraser - glue - two tea-light candles
Step 1: Draw an outline of the ears of a cat and a mouse on your pieces of paper and cut them out (see the picture below).
Step 2: Now draw their faces (make shapes easy and bold, you will have to cut them out).
Step 3: Using a paper knife and a cutting board cut out eyes, mouths and noses.
Step 4: Now take your tissue paper and glue bits of it behind the cut outs. Use any colours you like!
Once you’ve stuck the coloured tissue on, flip the cards over. This is how it should look from the “face side”.
Step 5: Glue two sides of the lantern together so that the card forms a cylinder. Make sure that the cylinder isn’t too tight — there needs to be some room between the paper lantern and the flame of the candle!
Step 6: Wait until its dark and light the tea-light candles, placing the lanterns over them carefully to see your lanterns come to life! Enjoy your bedtime stories!