fic: half light

AU where instead of going to Samwell, Jack starts a widely successful Publicly Broadcast show for children.

Jack learns that he is great with kids after coaching them for a little over two years. Moreover, kids are good with Jack. There is no pressure to be anything other than who he is.


It all starts with a local news program doing a fluff piece on Jack Zimmermann’s coaching ability. But then it turned into something completely different when Jack skated onto camera and started to introduce every single one of his kids and what was special about them. He was…really enchanting actually. He didn’t ever really talk down to them. Jack just treated them as a tiny friend. 

They ARE his tiny friends, but that’s not the point. 

The footage they got of “snack time” was really the best. Imagine a good 16 kids piled around this massive man teaching them the best way to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. 

 It should have been obvious that a local channel would contact him. It still surprises Jack. They want him to host a show? Why? Everyone always teased him about how impersonable he was during interviews. Is it because he’s Jack Zimmermann’s son? Or Alicia’s? 

Jack asks all of these questions to his mother and she just laughs. “You made a PB&J interesting to 16 kids just by being you”

Jack figures it wouldn’t hurt to give it a shot. 

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Fic: Breathing in the Half Light

Part 2 of my Heartlines AU series.

Part 1 Whiskey on a pink dress here

As always feedback is appreciated.

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Jamie lay in bed staring up at the ceiling. His ears rang from the noise of the club earlier. God. it had been an awful place. But there in the midst of his own personal room 101, he had met her. Claire. He held up his arm and he could make out the numbers on his wrist in the dim light. As soon as he had gotten home he had added it to his phone, written it on a piece of paper and stuck it to his fridge, written it into his day diary and added it to the ‘Useful numbers’ list he kept by the landline. He couldn’t bring himself to wash it off of his wrist though.

He turned over in bed. He wanted to call her, to message her. Connect with her somehow.

He turned again letting out a sigh. He was usually so rational. So logical. He tried to apply that now. “You’re just smitten because you’re so long out of the game. When was the last time you thought about courting a woman?” And that was true. He thought about Geneva. He’d met her when he was 25 and her sister Isobel was dating his friend John. They were running with the same crowd and she was fun and attractive. What had started as a fling based on physical attraction and mutual convenience had turned into a relationship as their shared network expanded and their lives became increasingly intertwined. If he was being honest, things probably would have run their course had he not been sent to Chicago for work. John and Isobel split up not long after and John moved to England. Other members of their social circle got married, got mortgages, had kids. The network that had brought and kept them together slowly unravelled. From Chicago he was sent to Sydney, Dubai and then Bogota. He and Geneva stayed together but their relationship consisted of a few days here, a fortnight’s holiday there. She expressed no interest in joining him on his travels and it never even occurred to him to ask her. Six years later he resigned from his job in order to take over the running of the family business. He’d had big plans for Lallybroch, both as a working farm and as a commercial venture. He returned to Scotland and to Geneva. She hinted heavily that she was nearly 30, that he was 33 and maybe they should think of settling down. Jamie being the dutiful and loyal man he was had duly proposed. Given the ease in which Geneva has arranged the wedding with a date only six months away, it was clear she had been thinking on this for a while. They married with great ado in Inverness, their reception held in an impossibly plush marquee. For once the Scottish weather cooperated. Such was the force of Geneva’s will.

Alas, it became apparent very quickly that their relationship had only survived the years through distance. Once thrown into each other’s company on a regular and continuous basis, the rot set in quickly. Jamie was a constant source of disappointment to her. After six months he’d moved out. Within 9 months he’d filed for divorce, when it became clear there was no relationship to attempt to salvage and quite likely never really had been.. Geneva had not taken it well and delayed at every opportunity. But with no shared assets there was only so long could stall things. Their final decree was made official two days after what would have been their second wedding anniversary.

He sat up in bed. For a long time he’d felt guilty about Geneva. Guilty he had let her down, guilty that he had, when he was honest with himself, never really loved her. He’d thought he was doing the right thing, but he’d probably made things worse. He’d accepted his lack of a relationship in the years since as his atonement for the mistakes he had made, for his personal failure to be able to give Geneva what she had wanted from him. Geneva had moved on. She was involved with a prominent property developer who drove a porsche and treated her like a queen. She still rang him though, usually when she was drunk. It always ended in her yelling at him about the years he’d stolen from her.

He picked up his phone. 2:34am. Should he text? Should he wait for morning? Was he being too keen? Truth be told he had forgotten what it truly meant to want a woman. He’d been with Geneva for years and yet he’d never truly wanted her. Fancied her, yes. Liked her even, but this feeling he had now, for this strange woman that he’d spoken to for only a handful of minutes stirred him more than he had ever known.

He opened iMessages.

“Hi. Jamie here. From the club”

He deleted it. Too sad and needy.

“Hi, hope you were able to make your escape. I was forced to go out of the window and shimmy down the drain pipe. Any chance I could replace that whiskey I spilt all over you sometime? I promise I’ll buy you the good stuff!”

He took a deep breath and pressed send. He was shocked when his phone lit up only minutes later.

“Was forced to change identity and enter witness protection but escape plan successful. Operative escaped with only moderate loss of dignity”

He laughed out loud. It sounded strange in his empty apa. His phone flashed again.

“Operation whiskey is a go. How about tomorrow? 7pm, Taps near the hospital?”

He wasted no time in replying.

“Is affirmative. Rendezvous is set”.

He placed his phone down on the side table and lay on his back. He started at the ceiling and thought about her face. Tomorrow he would find out what colour her eyes were.

dysexic  asked:

can you give me those good half light rory hcs?

i refuse to waterboard you with these babe

  • john fox, a known trans, loves his Honorary Little Brother.
    • John: do you want me to do help you with your math homework
      rory: do you know anything about math
      john:………..do you want me to help you with your history homework,
    • he got rory his first binder because nobody else had one (neither did john. does it count as stealing if you left some of your datemate’s money on the counter? probably not, right?)!!
  • Aunt Zatanna (she’s the cool aunt of the gang) carries him on her shoulders because she’s really tall. and she knows a lot of gender presentation spells (since she’s a trans woman herself) so she helps rory out with that. plus, she’s the only one of them who actually…knows anything about the rags. which is helpful.
  • rory loves Pilar Ramon…since he’s kind of sort of living in her basement and is kind of sort of a part of a superhero team also operating out of her basement, he gets to know her pretty well! she buys him some stim toys.
  • dante, carrying rory around on their shoulders while rory laughs + stims with their hair: who wants to brawl
    magenta: me
    dante: no not you. someone who couldn’t kick my ass
  • he has really bad nightmares so he sometimes sneaks into dante’s room and sleeps on the floor.
  • he’s mostly nonverbal but he repeats the shema under his breath when he’s scared (he repeats it a lot).
  • he’s jewish bros with caitlin, hartley, and barry.
  • the whole “super book club” (dante and magenta’s name, not anybody else’s) cuddles sometimes but when rory needs pressure ASAP he wraps himself in the rags and hides in his special corner of the basement.
Movies are just as important

So, as I am sure you’re aware of the book club that is running on this page, I figured that I would make a movie list as well for people who wanted to watch things as well as we read or just one of them. It’ll be horror/ gothic and just things I think go along or are good examples of it, so:

-The Devils’ Backbone (2001)- the sister movie to crimson created by Del Toro. Santi is known as baby Sharpe on this blog as I am sure you are aware. It’s brilliant, soon as I watched it, it became an instant favourite and of course we all know how good Del Toro is at story telling. Like Crimson and its ghosts its not straight forward evil and there’s a lot of sorrow in it, high recommend it. 

-Fragile (2005)- Directed by a Spanish director,  Jaume Balagueró, this movie is seriously twisted…in a good way. It’s about a nurse who works in a children’s hospital that is haunted and one of the girls, who the nurse grows attached too, tells her about the “mechanical girl” called Charlotte. The haunting and bone breaking continues and the horrific truth is revealed at the end. The horror comes from the character of the ghost in this one, visually that is. 

-Half Light (2006)- Directed by Craig Rosenberg, it centres around a woman who lost her son and is haunted by the idea and memory of it. Retreating to Scotland to continue writing her book, she learns about the lighthouse and its owner and the tragedy that occurred. It’s not so much scary but the story behind it is a good one, there’s a twist that you may or may not see coming and I recommend it for those who aren’t into heavy ghosts/ horror

-The turn of the screw (2009)- You’ll know this book is also included in the book club but this particular BBC adaption with Michelle Dockery is brilliant. In fact, if you read or watch it I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to make cross overs with Crimson. About a nanny who tutors two children and is haunted by the previous occupants of the manor that she resides in. Doesn’t sound that scary but its more a psychological horror in this instance, the ending is pretty sad, I felt at least and definitely worth a watch. 

-The Woman in Black and The woman in Black 2: The Angel of Death (2012 & 2014)- Like Fragile this is terrifying in it’s own right. If you can see the play I really, really strongly recommend it. The movies are somewhat of a let down but they’ve been made to fit the expected horror I suppose. Again, you watch it and read it (its in the book club) you can definitely see cross overs with Crimson, one simply being the mourning attire. It’s a personal favourite but again, as with most of these, the reason behind the hauntings is actually a sad one. It’s scary though, don’t get me wrong, the actress is phenomenal it’s just..its just all the yes basically and will probably be my halloween costume this year. 

So that’s all I can think of for now, please take a watch if you really want to or take a read, I will be adding onto this at some point too and in the mean time please reblog and add your own recommendations, can’t wait to see what you think and put <3

Reasons why Sweet/Vicious is great part 1:

Asthetically:
Ophelia’s hair.

The music. The show is on MTV so you better believe theres a great soundtrack to match the season one origin story we just wrapped up. They played my jam this week, a song by BANNERS called Half Light. (Also featured over a great scene in S/O The Royals aka trashiest show on tv.) But there’s some great music scenes overall.

The branding. Did I mention that season 1 is basically an origin story. Well it is. The rise of ‘Sweet/Vicious’ the vigilante has officially taken root. Those fancy black cards with the S/V seal are pretty cool and that website is a flawless 2.0 of the girls bathroom wall.

Fight Scenes. THOSE GIRLS KICK ASS.

dysexic  asked:

okay give me those good a and rory hcs cuz you know they're friends!

they’re best friends also thank you for helping me avoid the seder downstairs

  • A is a big strong girl so she can carry Rory on her shoulders…he loves it because he’s short so he likes to be tall.
  • they stim with each other rory likes to pet A’s hair and she loves it and he loves it and he wraps them both up in the rags so they get that Good Pressure™
  • on the Bad Days rory will bring A stim toys or go get cisco or dante if he’s worried about getting too close because she’d never hurt him on purpose but she gets scared and when she gets scared her powers are hard to control
  • they paint each other’s nails (different shades of green for rory, always, and anything but red for armando)

anonymous asked:

Top 3 ereri fics?

i couldn’t choose three so i multiplied it by itself

half light - literally my favourite favourite ereri fic ever i re-read it aLL THE TIME, and ereri is soo fluffy and angsty (my fave genres) and just so so so good!!!

junkyard dogs - my favourite fanfic ever honestlyy, the ereri is really complex but it’s a side focus. JD is my fave bc of the beautiful, emotional tale of levi and it’s so well written i would honestly read it if it were ANY ship and it could be such a good movie / book asdfh;ajsdf
a must read if you need a feels trip and want to contemplate why you haven’t read it earlier, it’s reallyyyy gripping and the whole au is so real and brutal and honest i’m DEAD

caraphernelia - a two-shot that i read like every other day to get a feels trip

außer betrieb - so cute so cute so cute so cute i read this when it was a one-shot and my shock and love when author made it multichaptered omg

fireside - i died

wake up - one of the first multichaps i read and soooo good i could not believe my EYES

street brat - QUALITY fic, so well written and developed that you almost want to cry seeing your aus

if you close one eye - every chapter just leaves you wanting more

the monsters inside us - you need to read this. it’s an underrated gem and so beautiful and well developed and i cry every time i see an update

PLS FEEL FREE TO HIT ME UP IF YOU WANT MORE RECS (esp if you want angst i live for angst)

enjoyyyy <3