i saw your fic on ao3-the bodhi centric one-and Im so upset. it's so goood. The first chapter? killed me dead. The second? pain. The third? holy shit. And the fourth? Gotta love that hint of bodhi/cassian. Goodness gracious you write so well.
Lost And Then Found —
Ted E. Bear’s Grand Aquarium Adventure
Late one afternoon, Security Officers Sylvia and Kevin found a lost teddy bear belonging to a visiting school. After locating the owners, they took him on a tour of the Aquarium to pass the time before he could be returned. Here is the tale of Ted E Bear’s Grand Aquarium Adventure.
Don’t worry, don’t panic. This has happened before.
Yep—I’m just here by myself, alone on the floor. I guess things aren’t fine, since no adieu was truly bid… Oh my goodness, my gracious, just where is my kid?!
Maybe the teacher brought everyone back to the kelp? Nope, nobody. OK, uh—yeah, I may need a little help.
Excuse me coral, apologies, I don’t mean to vent But perhaps you know where exactly my kid went?
I guess I’ll just finish the visit on my own, that’s not so bad. When you’re happy as a clam there’s no reason to be sad.
*Sniff* No, this really isn’t fun to be alone with the fish! I want to find my kid! Please, I just have this simple wish!
- Hey little buddy! Aw—are you lost my dear? - Yes! I can’t find my kid! I’m alone forever I fear! - What’s your name? We’re Kevin and Sylvia and we care. - Thank you so much for your help. My name’s Ted E. Bear.
- Not to worry, helping you get unlost is part of our job! - Really? Oh wow, oh thank you—you’re most—oh *SOB!*
There there Mr. Bear we’ll find your kid, post haste! Now let’s make sure your visit doesn’t go to waste!
- Check it out, I helped raise this little purple-striped jelly! - Wow, it’s really beautiful—awesome job there Tommy! - Want to give it a shot? I’ll bet you’re great at animal care. - Wow, I don’t think I could—I’m just a little plush bear!
- Nonsense, you got this. Here’s a scraper—it’s all in the wrist! - How’s that? - Perfect! Look at you—you’re a budding jelly Aquarist!
- Whoa, what’s this class—I get to feed the fishes?! - Yep! But to pass, you’ll need to wash the dishes!
- The control room is cool! - You’re eating it up like a glutton! - What’s this switch here? - DON’T TOUCH THE RED BUTTON!
- Want to help us greet our guests—Jasmine needs an intern! - Oh wow, a job at the Aquarium—it will be so much fun to learn!
Learn… Where do I remember hearing that word… SCHOOL! My kid! I have to get back! But… working here would be so cool!
Oh me, oh my—I really want to help conserve the great blue sea! And… being there for my kid is the way for me to fulfill my destiny!
- OK, let’s find my school—what assistance can I show? - Oh, we already found them. - Really, when?! - About 8 hours ago.
- Well, then let’s get this show on the road! Box me up, make sure I’m safe and stowed! - Can do Ted E! We wish you the best on your journey! Thanks for stopping by, say hello to your school family!
Dear Sylvia and Kevin, I made it back to class safe and sound. The teachers were so happy to tell the kids I had been found. Thanks for teaching me to find my dreams and in my heart carry ‘em. Much love from your Beary-best friend, Ted- E, to the Monterey Bay Aquarium!
Thanks so much to Ms. Bizon’s class and the Sea Breeze School in Foster City for letting us host Ted E for the day—albeit accidentally! We hope to sea him again soon!
summary: Dan is drowning is textbooks, and he can’t help it that he falls asleep in the library. Phil, an art major, can’t help it that he draws the sleeping boy, and neither of them can help the relationship that blooms.
word count: 5.1k idek i thought this would be a lot shorter oops im not sorry
tw: i think none, unless you count voyeurism as one
Your gender and identity is in no way “too confusing” or elaborate. You have the right to be you, and you don’t have to let anyone make you feel bad for that. Gender can be hard and beautiful and complicated and an ongoing journey. You might need a dozen labels just to describe it to yourself, and that’s okay! You might only need one, and that’s okay!
You have the right to be the awesome person we all know you are. Embrace your gender. Ignore those who try to beat you down for it. Don’t give them that power over you.