You’re in love with a beautiful boy, and the amazing part is that he
loves you back. He’s all dark honey eyes and buttermilk skin, moles down
his neck that he lets you kiss and kiss again. He’s all sharp laughter
and too wide sweeps of his arms, and it’s been ten months but you’re not
thinking about your first anniversary, you’re thinking about forever.
Rec’d by @notvirginawoolf who says:
I don’t understand why this doesn’t have 1000+ kudos. Gorgeous writing, clever twist on an old trope (OC POV on getting back together), and a sunlit happy ending for everyone.
Note: This really is a wonderful piece of writing. It managed to make my heart ache for the OC (which felt like a bit of a betrayal because my head was telling me I should have been rooting for Sterek!)
Status: Part Two of Three - Part One is HERE Category: General, behind-the-scenes canon compliant, mystery Rating: Teen & Up Character(s)/Pairing(s): References to people & places you know Warnings: None Author’s Note: *See below Overall Summary: In the mid-1950s, a member of the New York City chapter of the Men of Letters is sent to the United Kingdom to assist with what appears to be another stack of cold case dead-ends, when he suddenly finds himself questioning one of his closest-held convictions.
She was already sipping and though the sugar cubes in my teacup had long dissolved, I was still watching the dark orange liquid swirl around my spoon. The soft clink of her cup coming to rest on its saucer prompted me to stop. I cleared my throat to try and clear my head, setting the spoon aside, then raising my eyes.
“Try it. Make sure you like it. We’ll whip up a different kind if not.”
“I’m sure it will be fine.”
I lifted my cup and drank to prove it to her, forced a small smile as I swallowed. I was a coffee person. I was not going to let my hostess know.
“I thought I’d begin with imparting information. You and your colleague have gotten many things…”
“The professor is not elusive due to assistance by a coven. Not by what I’d call magic.”
“What would you call it?”
She rotated the teacup slowly between her hands, eyes not leaving mine, replying, “I would call it ingenuity.”
“And her daughter?”
“The girl is long dead. The completely ordinary girl. Your second incorrect assumption.”
“But Sunder had been with angels, we—”
“I cannot speak to the professor’s personal life. I can only say she was in the company of a Seraphim before she left.”
“But how can you be certain that they weren’t…. weren’t involved for longer, that perhaps—”
The borderline glare cut me off well before the cold tone.
“This is your concern - knowing if they were involved?“
She uttered a short tsk, gave me a slow shake of the head as she once more lifted her teacup, but she paused to say one last thing before drinking.
“Humans find such fascinating ways to waste their time.”
The male benders in ATLA:
Really good. They worked hard to get where they are skill wise and while it hasn't always been easy, they are capable and can hold their own in a fight. One of them was even the Avatar, which is pretty impressive since he mastered the elements at age twelve, rather than start learning at 16 like most Avatars.
The female benders in ATLA:
Inarguably the most powerful and unmatched humans in the entire world. Prodigies, masters, and creators of subbending styles. One was compared in skill to the Fire Lord at age EIGHT and able to perform one of the rarest and most difficult forms by 14. She couldn't be defeated by another's (even the Avatar's) bending alone. Only faced defeat when fighting two other master benders while on the verge of a complete mental breakdown (officially being defeated by different female bender). Another held an entire city up by a single turret while standing on unstable ground, and then went on to invent her own bending style at the age of twelve. One mastered her element in mere WEEKS, mastered bloodbending and defeated the woman who INVENTED IT the FIRST TIME SHE EVER ATTEMPTED IT, held her own against a master waterbender without ANY TRAINING, and fully healed someone from a fatal wound, making her a master at two vastly different forms of waterbending at the age of 14. A female Avatar quite literally reshaped the planet and created her own ISLAND. AND MOVED IT ACROSS THE SEA. These women shown in the show are not only the most powerful and talented females in their universe, but also in almost any known piece of television or fiction, all while being completely fleshed out and complex characters, not being defined as nothing but 'strong'. Each has their own personality, strengths, and weaknesses.