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Conversations with fic writers
  • Me: Sis, I need medical advice.
  • My Sister MD: ... for fanfiction?
  • Me: Yup!
  • My Sister MD: *sighs*
  • Me: So, listen - I need a body part that, when shot, will bleed lots, and the guy may even pass out from it, but other than the blood loss he'll be alright.
  • My Sister MD: I take it the penis is out of the question?
  • Me: ... the penis is still necessary for important plot reasons later in the story.
trouble in the heartland

reyes vidal/scott ryder, chapter ¼, slightly nsfw. reyes is trying to be a better man. ryder is just trying to hold it together. neither of them seem to be fooling anybody.

unsent emails, phone-comm sex, and triple-distilled whiskey ahead.

EXCERPT: 

Sometimes, Reyes had said to Keema, the way he looks at me.

Like he was seeing someone different, someone else. Someone Reyes thinks he might have been, years ago. When hope was an idea that still meant something, when he still tried to do the right thing, for the right reasons.

Reyes is a better man than you think–

Like he believed that.

Do yourself a favor, Reyes, Keema had said. Prove him wrong, before he finds out for himself.

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also can we talk about the fact that magnus bane, alone in his apartment (or with an unconscious alec, however you want to look at it), admitted to himself that he doesn’t have all the answers. being someone who his people turn to for answers, being someone who is expected to have answers, being someone who usually HAS answers ….. is actually, legitimately out of an answer and he’s admitting that to himself (and alec) and he’s so utterly heartbroken over that fact and anyways pass the tissues