Chapter 16 is up!!! This chapter has 8000 words and it took me a lot to write! Sorry for being inactive, I just wanted to have it all neatly tied before I continued forward. This chapter is important! So please enjoy and read carefully~
In other news… this blog almost reached the 1000 followers!! It’s a really HUGE number, specially taking into account that this is a fic, and generally fics get less attention than comics, [sad truth </3], so I’m really excited for this! Thank you all for following my story <3
I think that once I reach 1000 words I’ll start working on a small comic featuring Athela <3 So you get to know her better… know what I mean?
Really, guys, THANK YOU! I am so pumped!!!
I’ll leave you to the fic now~
For those who can’t access AO3 or just don’t want to do it, the chapter is pasted under this sexy cut!!!
It’s eight o'clock in the evening and you’re sitting on the floor with a writing journal in front of your crossed legs and the couch your father is sitting on at your back. A half-written essay decorates the page you’re open on. The Catcher in the Rye wasn’t even a boring book, but this is your third attempt at writing an essay on it, and you’re beginning to lose focus. On your knee is a scabbed-over war-wound from your fight with Tommy Young on the bank of Morrison Creek and you start to idly pick at it as you stare blankly at the page in front of you. Your father thumps your thigh with his foot to get you to stop and makes a point frowning at the lack of progress you’ve made in the essay, so you scowl right back at him.
Homestuck had a few problems in that its climaxes were only halfway through the story, or it undid them withiut making up for it later, or it got soooo close but dropped the ball. Taking the biggest example, the emotional climax is Game Over… Which got undone. Its replacement, Collide, was a much less personal and emotive flash - only 2 characters had any investment towards the outcome, those being Dave and Roxy.
In fact there are only a couple of scenes in the entire post retcon (not invluding the retcon *itself*) that work as emotional payoff… Dave meeting his brother, Calliope saving Roxy, and the sequence before/during Terezi: Remem8er.
But these are all characterised by either the suddenness of their approach, or a lack of followup… Most people just ended up arguing about Davekat, there was expectation that something else would happen with Callie, and they dropped the ball so hard on the Scourge sisters post-pause that it popped out the other side of Skaia.
So the climax, for all intents and purppses, was Cascade… But new conflicts rose up, only to get dismissed and unsatisfyingly erased.
i dont even hate my mum or think shes particularly the worst parent or anything major i just think shes a fucking idiot who doesnt know how to deal with her own children especially me bc im the certified Problem Child™ despite the fact the only thing i do wrong is exhibit mental health and trauma related symptoms, or i show no interest in being affectionate/loving towards her bc she spent my teen years berating me for feeling things too much bc of my declining mental health ;)))))
Jemma took deep breaths, struggling to imagine that she was
breathing out her anxiety and breathing in calm, like May had told her to. It
In fact, her anxiety only seemed to skyrocket when she heard
familiar voices, dulled by the glass separating her from them.
“I don’t know why we’re even – are you taking me to dinner?”
The voice she’d had memorized for years had gone up a few octaves at the end,
and Jemma pressed a hand to her mouth to hide her sudden grin.
“Not that you aren’t very pretty, mate, but I just don’t
think you’re my type, yeah?”
Then, the door to the restaurant opened, and Fitz froze just
inside as he caught sight of her, his hand falling away from the door and
causing it nearly smack an irritated Hunter in the face.
“I got him here, Simmons, but don’t think you don’t owe me
after having to listen to his constant complaining on the way here,” Hunter
“Of course,” Jemma agreed, giving Hunter a grateful smile
and a playful salute. Hunter rolled his eyes good-naturedly, returning the
salute before leaving, heading back for the SUV they’d arrived in. Turning back
to Fitz, who seemed to be staring at her in a mix of confusion and a longing he
was clearly trying to hide, she cleared her throat and murmured, “Hello Fitz.”
She’s okay! Charlotte hurt her because Charlotte has/had a terminal case of Needing to Chill, and she was not in great shape, but Maze and Amenadiel showed up and Maze cradled her in her arms and promised to get her to safety and Amenadiel reactivated his angel powers to buy them time to get her to a hospital. Linda is right now recovering in a hospital room full of flowers, eating the Belgian chocolates Lucifer sent her and listening to Maze complain about the fact that the only thing on Hospital TV is Dance Moms.