I know Neil is not soft. Andrew is especially not soft. They’re both hardened boys that have been fucked over way too many times. There are scars upon rough and probably dry skin in some areas. Calloused fingers and glares that can make anyone cave. They’re far from being gentle because they know they can’t do as Renee does.
But I think they deserve to be able to be soft around each other. For the first time in their lives, they’ve found someone to feel safe around. I can’t pretend to understand what they’ve gone through, but after lives like the ones they lead, I like to think they’d want to be soft with each other. They’ve dealt with tough love and biting words too often that they probably, every once in a while, like to just calm down.
They’re not soft people, not by nature, but they can act soft around each other once in a while. Neil, softly curling their fingers together after a long day and smiling from his side of the bed. Andrew, threading his fingers through Neil’s hair as Neil watches a movie in his lap and Andrew watches him. Neil pressing a careful kiss to Andrew’s knuckles and Andrew pressing his nose to Neil’s neck in a gesture that’s completely trusting.
There’s a post about how Neil is not soft, and I agree. Neil is not soft, and neither is Andrew, but I think they can be allowed to act like it sometimes. Just every so often, and only with each other. For boys like them, being soft with each other might be one of the grandest gestures of trust they can give.
right so i was thinking earlier about what if Peter Ashe had sent Flint and Vane to savannah instead of finishing the trial. it might not make sense but just imagine:
peter coming along to talk to james about miranda and thomas before sending them off
only he’s not exactly talking to james, is he. nah, he’s talking to Captain Flint. who’s immediate reaction is 'don’t even sAY THEIR NAMES YOU AS GOOD AS KILLED THEM BOTH’
and vane is sitting there like ‘i came out to attack people and im honestly not having fun right now’
vane and flint being taken to the field and then thomas is there and the reunion happens and vane is like. wait whats happening here
flint. flint what are you doing. where are you going. what - flint come back wE’RE A TEAM DON’T LEAVE A BROTHER BEHIND. WHO’S THAT.
WHY ARE YOU KISSING HIM
FLINT WHAT ARE YOU DOING THAT IS NOT THE PLAN
thomas being able to comfort james after miranda’s death and stopping him from going Full Flint™
vane trying to discuss their plan and having to remind james and thomas look he’s not going to disappear if you look away
they leave savannah within three days. they only stay so long because thomas wouldn’t leave the other prisoners and james wouldn’t leave thomas and vane wouldn’t leave Captain Flint. I’m only here for the good of nassau
honestly. i don’t want you to take this as a sign that i like you
Ashton chuckles and looks to you at his side. “That’s the fourth dog you’ve said you wanted since we got here.”
It’s true, but you can’t help it. You always get dog-envy at the farmers’ market, exposed to too many cute pups at once for your little heart to handle.
“We should get one,” you say passively, adoring a large german shepherd trotting by with its owner. “Y'know, if we ever live together.”
Ashton smirks, turning his head. “I love how you’re not even worried about scaring me with plans for the future.”
Your cheeks redden, having not noticed the implications when you said it. It’s only been three months since the fight that started it all, since you and Ashton agreed to give your relationship a title, and you suppose you should be more careful about vocalizing your whimsical thoughts. Your guard just naturally falls around him, the pressure to play safe wiped away by his equal and obvious feelings toward you. Talk of commitment doesn’t affect him the way it does most people. If Ashton was going to run, he would’ve done so by now.
You glance down at his fingers between yours, smiling because you don’t think he’s let go of your hand all day. With his hectic training schedule for another upcoming fight and your demanding attendance at university four days a week, the two of you have recently been missing each other more than actually seeing each other, and it appears Ashton wants to make up for lost time in the form of suffocating your palm–not that you mind. For someone whose fists can be classified as lethal weapons, he has quite a gentle grip when it comes to you.
So I’m a pretty experienced DM, running a homebrew setting in Pathfinder for some pretty experienced players. The city they’re entering has strict restrictions on magic due to general magical paranoia, and everyone who goes through customs is screened for magic.
The gate guards encounter two of the players, a ditzy young Paladin and a tengu Magus.
Guard(NPC): So, carrying any magic on you, miss?
Paladin: … You can *do* that?!
Guard: Y…yes, you can… ugh. (Takes out scroll of Detect Magic, examines magic armor) That armor liable to get anyone in trouble?
Paladin: Well, it’s supposed to do the opposite, I’ve always thought.
Guard: (speechless)(proceeds to scan tengu Magus, finds lots of minor magic items and a very magic sword) What the…?!
Magus: (raises eyebrow sassily)
Guard: (weakly) Gonna use that sword on anybody?
Magus: Not unless they give me good cause.
Guard: (grumbles) Fine, go on, the both of you… I don’t get paid enough for this shit…
Can you imagine having a mass following online and then you get involved with vampires. One of them decides to threaten you and you’re just like “dude, I got like over 50k followers on tumblr and a bunch of vampire "proof” in my queue ready to go and I would rather die before telling you my password. So you either play nice or we can do this the hard way.“ And watching them snarling at you from afar because "curse this new age technology”.
Hinata- Has like, nearly drowned 46 times trying to win a swimming contest against Kags
Kageyama- The fucking child is picking a fight with waves
Tsukishima- Like ??? He disappeared with Yamguchi hours ago?
Yamaguchi- Actually just chilling in a cove with Tsukki building a sand castle, multiple seagulls are attracted to him (they actually really like him) and Tsukki’s getting jealous of seagulls (jesus christ)
Sugawara- He never tans or burns he’s just there, if anything, he gets paler. Nearly drowned the first years in sunscreen when they arrived. Tanning (attempting) with Daichi.
Daichi- Cracking dad jokes to strangers (they laugh anyway?? Suga’s done.) Man tans like crazy, although a NICE tan. (you could cut diamonds with those glistening abs let me tell you.)
Noya- Can’t reach the order window of the snow cone truck, forces Asahi for carry him, been mistaken for Asahi’s child for god knows how many times. Poor thing nearly cried when he dropped his cone.
Asahi- Nearly escorted off the beach twice in 30 minutes, shared Italian ice with Noya. WAS ACTUALLY HIT ON BY THESE TWO REALLY HOT GIRLS AND WAS SO CONFUSED. HELP THIS CHILD. (NOYA WAS NOT HAVING IT MHM)
Tanaka- Tried to impress girls by showing them his back muscles and flexing, all of them burst out laughing because Ennoshita drew a dick with sunscreen on his back and tanned there
Kuroo: Actual 5 year old, fell into the sand like 8 times, sat next to Kenma for the most part
Kenma- Actually hissed when his toe got into the sunlight, underneath a beach umbrella on his PSP the entire time (actually making sure Kuroo doesn’t kill himself)
Lev- Had gotten asked over 13 times already if he was kidnapping the small child he was bugging next to him (Yaku)
Yaku- Life guards thought he was a child multiple times and reminded him multiple times not to go into the water above his waist, ready to fight someone at this point.
Bokuto- Had a breathing contest with Kuroo underwater, passed out halfway through, forced Akaashi to judge and was nearly murdered in the end.
Akaashi- Chills with Kenma complaining (fondly) on the idiot boyfriends, was dragged out of the shade by Bokuto and got sunburned immediately, nearly murdered him, RIP Bokuto. Sulked to Kenma when Bokuto was flirted with, ran off with Kenma because Bokuto embarrassed him by screaming how good he looked his swimsuit (save him)
Iwaizumi- Buried Oikawa under the sand when he started to brag how good he looked, no ones seen both of them in awhile
Oikawa- Still underneath all the sand with only his head poking out, complained till ‘Iwa-chan’ gave him a kiss, had this sappy ‘watching the sunset back moment’,
Matsukawa- Totally looked up dick butt memes with Makki and drew them in the sand
Hanamaki- Told Mattsun, “A guy like you is rarer than any pepe.”, totally got banged into the sand, (Ended up ruining the sand sketch, had sand burns for a week)
Kyoutani- Ignoring everyone pretty much and playing with the dogs that are there
Yahaba- HAS TO ASK THE OWNERS IF KYOUTANI CAN PET THEIR DOGS BECAUSE KYOUTANI’S TOO AWKWARD
I see your friends
with benefits fics and raise you friends with kids.
A/N: So this started out as a list fic and then turned into 5,000 words. (Ao3)
consideration. Picture Holster as a coach for peewee hockey and there’s this
little girl, let’s call her Piper, and she’s super cute and her parents are
literally always late to pick her up from practice. Once Holster had to
call them and remind them to come pick her up cause practice had ended an hour
ago - and just, this girl is so awesome and loves hockey even though she kind
of sucks at it and she carries this little Dora the Explorer backpack with her
So whenever she’s
waiting for her parents to pick her up she’ll grab a book or toy or coloring
book out of her back pack and at first she’d just play quietly while
waiting, but then Holster tells the other coaches they can go on ahead (cause
they’re always anxious to leave once practice is done since it’s unpaid
volunteer work) and he starts talking to her. Eventually one day after practice
she just sort of climbs up into Holster’s lap while they’re waiting in the
lobby and gives him her book to read to her and his heart just? melts a little
And he legit always
comes home to Ransom - they’re roommates, again because Holster tried the whole
nine to five thing three states away from Ransom and he would rather be barely
making ends meet by working at the local hockey rink than making six figures if
it means he gets to spend every day with his best friend - but that’s a whole
other story. But anyway he is always talking about how smart Piper is and
what funny thing she did that day. Ransom even feels like he kind of knows her
because Holster talks about her so much.
One day when they have
a game on a day that Ransom has off from the hospital he surprises Holster by
showing up. He talks to the other parents in the stands and quickly figures out
which kid is Piper, because when they come out onto the ice Holster is
practically carrying her and it takes almost a full three minutes of coaxing
before she lets go of him and skates over to her spot on the ice.
Ransom thinks that’s
like the cutest thing ever. He asks the parents who are sitting near him
whose kid she is and all the parents are saying she isn’t theirs and
Ransom is confused before one of the moms sitting nearby asks who he’s talking
about again. He points to number three on the ice and the mom tells him that
Piper is in foster care and the parents – “are a steaming pile of shit.”
Wait guys are you really seeing “i love all of you” as castiel trying to cover up the first i love you? That wasn’t a cover up, that was a confession. Let me explain.
Cas says “i love you” and looks down(that is the only time he looks down, except when he’s thinking of what to say), camera cuts to dean and dean is.. a bit annoyed by it?? Because he knows where this is going. Cas loves them and he’s dying and dean is tired of all this saying goodbye crap. He’ glad he hears these words, but why are they always said in situations like these?
bUT THEN MY FRIENDS, cas says “i love all of you.” Camera once again cuts to dean, but this time dean doesn’t move a muscle. There is no need to say it twice, unless you’re one of these two idiots can’t confess their love without getting family in it. But they do say it one way or the other. He realises this is how he said that to cas and now he knows the first “i love you” was only for him. (May i add, i don’t think anybody ever said to cas they loved him except dean and dean said it this way. I might be wrong but..) It honestly looks like he’s caught off guard, he thought the L train has passed(tf am i even saying, but you get the point). And guess what, sam notices too. He’s heartbroken because his best friend is dying,obviously, but he knows cas loves them, he knows cas is family. He also knows what dean means to cas, and cas to dean. He’s spent too much time with them not to know.
Idk, to me it seemed deeper and more honest than cas just hiding love for dean in his last moments. They all already know so what’s the point. I also think this was a response (a very ironic one), to “we need you. I need you.”
Bucky Barnes x reader / Avengers x reader Two Part Series - Part 1 Part 2
When the love of your life suddenly dies in your arms, you don’t think of having children anytime soon. But in your case, the universe (or rather your uterus) decided for you. [~3400 words]
warnings:S A D N E S S, angst, major character death, mentions of blood and violence, pregnancy, language, friendship-fluff (platonic fluff maybe? idk)
A/N: I guess my hiatus is over then (if anyone even noticed it haha). enjoy, though! feedback is always appreciated
“BUCKY!” As fast as your legs would carry you, you ran towards where you had heard the gunshots. You didn’t care that you could be hit by a bullet as well, your eyes were solely on him.
Ignoring the shouts and orders coming through the intercom, you knelt next to him. Instantly, your hands pressed down on the wound as hard as possible. “It’s gonna be fine,” you said but Bucky’s eyes were already closed.
“You listening to me, love?” There was no answer. “Bucky?!” The panic was evident in your voice. Seemingly startled, his eyelids slowly fluttered open.
“Y/N.” Bucky forced a smile for you but he couldn’t fight off the drowsiness and how foggy everything suddenly felt. “I love you. Don’t forget that.”
You shook your head furiously, partly to shake off the tears that clouded your vision and partly because you needed him to know that you would never, ever forget him. “I love you, too. So much.”
“Y/N?” This time, it was Clint who called your name through the intercom. “Where are you?”