“I think the poster on your ceiling is winking at me.”
James, who has taken off his glasses, squints upward. “That’s the Wimbourne Beater, Ludo Bagman,” he says, inclining his head. “He flirts.”
Lily turns towards him, propping herself up on her elbow and raising an eyebrow. “And you can sleep with him up there, making eyes at you?”
“He’s not normally so overt about it,” James tells her with a shrug. “I think it’s mostly for your benefit. I don’t normally have birds up here.”
The eyebrow arches further and James finds himself impressed. He expects the snarky grin that appears on her face as she asks, “No? So you don’t take every girl up here on a ‘tour of the house’ hoping they’ve taken to your big, fancy manor and they’ll want to fool around?”
He laughs, giving her a dubious look. “My parents were alive for the turn of the century, Evans. If I wanted to give them heart failure, I’d have them listen to your record collection.”
I don’t know about quick, but I will try to keep this as short as I can. Some folks may not like this answer, but for anyone who follows me closely, it is probably obvious that Orochimaru is my favorite of the Sannin, primarily because he fascinates me. He is an extremely polarizing character within the fandom, and is every bit a sociopathic, creepy snake man in love with his own hubris, but once he is considered as more than a one-dimensional character, and given a background and more robust personality, his motivations become much more interesting. The further down the rabbit hole you take it, the more interesting it gets, and the possibilities for fleshing out his story begin to abound.
Orochimaru is insanely intelligent and he knows it, arrogant and sassy beyond all get out, and he has a ridiculous penchant for the dramatic.There is something about that villain type that I am always drawn to, and I always want to dig deeper into what truly made them a villain, and figure out at what point did that catalyst take place. Not sure what that says about me, but it is what it is…
On a shallower level, I also adore his aesthetic, but only without the ridiculous noodle belt.
Blonde European with a taste for the finer things in life and a penchant for murder become enamored with a younger dark-haired man from New Orleans. The blonde attempts drag the other into a life of darkness, but is met with resistance, as the dark-haired is deeply conflicted about who he has become and is full of guilt over the violence that he has done and that he wishes to do.
The blonde is of the view that his friend is simply torturing himself, and undertakes a number of increasingly dramatic gambits to convince the dark-haired man to embrace his “true nature” and accept that he is a killer and that that is a glorious thing to be.
To convince the dark-haired man to stay with him, the blonde arranges to have the family of a young girl killed and positions the dark-haired man to feel paternal and protective towards the girl, while also ushering said girl into the same life of death and blood, to which she more easily adapts than did her other new father.
For a time, this cements them as a family, but it all ends in a night of bitter pain, resentment and spite, leaving part of the family bleeding out on the floor of their home.
Am I talking about HANNIBAL or INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE?
Mom: "Has he always had such a talent for the theatrical? His gifts are awe-inspiring and I cannot wait to see everything he aspires to."
((Oleandre’s mom is deceased so this answer will be given as if her spirit was able to reply))
A lithe, slight Wildwood woman with her hair gathered into several braids and pinned up into a neat bun smiled at the question. “My Oleandre.” She sighed, “My sweet, sweet boy.” Her voice was full of longing. “Ever has he carried a flair for the dramatic. It pains me to say that I believe his penchant for playing a part stems from a deep unhappiness to simply be himself. Likely the fault of that bastard Alexandre. No one was ever good enough for him.” Her face softened again, “I’ve no doubt that he has adventures innumerable before him, and I shall keep vigil over him until we are reunited in the lifestream.” She shimmered around the edges before dissipating, her voice fading as she slipped from view.
((Thank you so much for the ask and for the kind words about my goober! ♥))
so i wrote regina kind of comforting killian in underworld here. so now i’m writing killian comforting regina.
kind of like a missing scene/deleted scene, or honestly lets be real, something we all wish happens in this show between the two of them instead of just constant snarking (as fun as that is).
thanks a lot to @oparu for looking this over for me <3
sat at the doorstep of Emma’s, of their house,
a book borrowed from Belle perched on his lap. The telltale signs of someone
walking was apparent but it neither were the slightly crouching ones of Henry,
or quick paced and determined ones of Emma. They were hard, and commanding, and
clinking – the latest characteristic making it quite clear which guest he was
about to (slightly unwillingly) entertain.
Emma already kick you out?” She smirked, pouting her perfectly painted red lips
and raising a teasing eyebrow.
your majesty, I’m sure you would offer me your most humble accommodations so
should that be the case. I wager that I’d make a better roommate then your
wicked sister,” he answered, not taking his eyes off of his book. After
finishing the page, and surprised at the fact that the woman waited patiently
for him to do so, he looked up.
can I do for you?”
here to pick up Henry for the night,” she informed him, “I’m sure Emma told
The lad and Emma have gone to get ice-cream,” he said, a silence descending
them both as Regina nodded. She could tell the wheels in the pirate’s head were
turning as he was staring at the empty space just beside her but she didn’t
know how to ask him about it without it seeming as if she cared.
didn’t care, of course not. Zilch.)
was relieved when he surprisingly confessed himself, “I thought they’d want
some time alone. Not sure Henry would appreciate me tagging along everywhere
with the both of them; give them some mother-son bonding time.”
pursued her lips and sighed in annoyance at herself for what she was about to
say, “Henry does like you, you know? He talks about how cool you are – in my defense, what about would a pirate with a hook
for a hand, a ship, an abundance of eyeliner and leather, and a penchant for
danger, not make him seem cool to a thirteen year old?”
laughed, surprised in seeing the corners of Regina’s lips curve slightly as well.
my defense, when his mother is the
strict and orderly mayor of the city, he would find a pirate more entertaining.”
you’ve got competition now. The Evil Queen has a penchant for dramatic flair
and…danger.” She tried to pass it off as teasingly, but Killian caught the
slight tremor in her tone. Being afraid of your own capacity of evil is not
foreign to him.
not going to stick around much longer.”
Cause Snow is currently under a sleeping curse while Charming sits beside her
in bed and they exchange notes like long distance lovers. Emma has a death
penalty on her head, Zelena is finding her sisterly love with her, and Gold…who
the fuck knows what Gold is up to!” She sassed, not quite meaning to put this
much heat in her words but it’s Killian, he can handle it.
like you’re in need of a drink, love.” He procured the flask from his jacket
and offered it to her, Regina just shaking her head in refusal.
sighed, “Look, I know you think this is all your fault–”
think? It is.” She clenched her
fingers in a fist to stress her words, “Only if I’d been stronger then and
hadn’t made this absolutely stupid decision –“
were mourning, Regina!” The use of her actual name cuts her short, “We all make
mistakes. If I’d lost Emma…I would have done much much worse.”
wouldn’t,” Regina muttered, making him snap his head to hers, “You’ve changed
quite a bit from the revengeful pirate.”
you’ve changed quite a bit more from the revengeful evil queen.” He muttered
back, slightly uncomfortable with the line this conversation was crossing. He
can manage indifference and sassiness with Regina; actual heartfelt supportive
emotionshe couldn’t. The way her
face was grimaced slightly meant she felt the same way as well.
not. The situation currently withstanding.” She made a dramatic gesture with
her arms. She sighed, long and slow, “I should just end this. Once and for all.
quirked an eyebrow up, “You don’t mean –“
she nodded, “It’s the only way out of this. If I’m dead –“
She dies too. Problem solved. Everyone would be safe and happy. I’m sure Emma
will be able to fight off the dark hooded figure, having all the Charmings hope
and fighting for the good blood inside her. If not, then Henry will still have
the Nolans and I guess, you.”
didn’t think you would back down from a fight this easily, love.” It wasn’t the
actual claim he made, but with the teasing glint that he said it with which set
“I’m not! At this point it’s just foolish
to think anything else can work! I’m just not strong enough. It turns out the
strength in me comes from the Evil Queen, not Regina.”
the same bloody person!” He rubbed his hand on his forehead, ignoring the way
she was staring daggers at him.
his gaze steady with hers he started, “Listen, Regina. I hate to be the one to
offer any optimism and comfort, and especially you of all people –“
stop interrupting me, please.” He raised his eyebrows in question, waiting for
her nod of whether or not he could continue without being interrupted again.
took her crossing her arms and tilting her head slightly to look at him as his
was friends with Cora. We talked sometimes; I told her about Milah, she told me
about you.” He searched her face for any discomfort but except of her clenched
jaw found nothing.
he continued, “I don’t remember my mother; she died when I was just a boy. But
I do know that mothers are not supposed to be how Cora was to you.”
hands dropped to her sides with a jerk, and she carefully masked her quite
emotional reaction by clasping her hands together in front of her and nodding
at him to continue.
way she talked about you…I don’t think she viewed you as anything but a passage
– a way for her to gain everything that she never could, out of pity revenge
or insatiable sate, whatever, I don’t know. The way she treated you as a young
child, and then killing your first love – yes she told me all about that - and
then shipping you off to get married to a King against your wishes…that’s not
what a mother does.”
clenched his jaw as he noticed the way Regina’s lower lip was wobbling lightly
and she was blinking rapidly. This reaction was not something he would expect
out of from the fiery woman, but wounds made during childhood and from the ones
we love do hurt the most. He understands that all too well.
I’m trying to say is that – if you can survive Cora, can survive being
separated from Henry, can survive Robin’s passing – surviving and winning from
your own evil counterpart is nothing.”
tilted her head and let out a shaky breath, pushing her stubborn tendrils
behind her ear a couple of times, and Killian let her just be – understanding that she needed time to compose herself.
she let out a long and loud exhale and moved to sit beside him, startling him
slightly as this was not what he was expecting.
I still have the rum?” She asked, her voice just slightly shaking.
course, love.” He grabbed his flask and handed it to her, watching in surprise
(and slight pride) as she downed down whatever rum (almost half of the flask)
was left and after wiping her mouth with the back of her hand, handed him the
didn’t know if it was him or Regina who were more relieved when the Bug came to
a park in front of the house and Emma and Henry get out, giggling at each other
with ice-creams in their hands.
handing Regina her ice-cream, Henry quickly ran inside, mumbling about grabbing
his bag, and Emma gives them both a weird look as she’d never seen them sit so closely (and peacefully) before. Neither of
them looked pissed off and Regina actually looked upset so she asked, “You
nodded, offering a convincing smile.
got you a rum and raisins,” Emma informed Hook, smiling at him softly as she
handed him his cone. She turned towards Regina, “I suggested maple walnut but
Henry said you preferred pralines and cream.”
actually prefer no ice-cream at all, but seems like I finally understand what
people mean by ‘eating your feelings out’” Regina quipped, taking a lick out of
it, “But does it have to be this ill-civilized? Sticking your tongue out to
lick it? What happened to standard bowls and spoons?”
agree,” Killian smirked, before darting his tongue out to taste this new flavor
which Emma promises he’d like. Just having rum be in the name was enough for
him to give it a try. He smiled at her in approval as the sweetness hit his
tongue, Emma quirking an I told you so eyebrow
a pirate, you were probably used to eating on leaf plates using your hands and
well, hook. I was royalty.” Regina
teased him, a hint of her usual self coming back again.
took the bait all too easily and this time when he retorted back, he was
delighted with Emma’s laugh echoing loudly, Henry’s own chuckle being heard
from behind, and Regina turning the other way to hide her own sly smile.
good hour later when Henry and Regina were finally leaving, all of them lost in
conversation at the front porch with ice-creams in their hands, and Henry had
hugged Emma goodbye, and thrown Killian a smile and a wave, it was a nice
surprise to him when Regina smiled at them both and teased them for having the
house all to themselves.)
someone had ever told him he would one day actually like the Evil Queen and be friendly with her, he would’ve killed
them and worn their ring on his finger.)
(AU where Neal cracked and said “fuck off” to August and went to see Emma when she was in jail, and she was so confused because she never got visitors and she barely let herself hope -
And there he was, in that stupid jacket of his, looking all nervous, waiting for her.
She’s not showing yet, and she’s glad for it.
And he apologizes, and explains as best he can, and he tells her he won’t give up on her, he’ll prove to her that he’s worth her trust again, he’ll be back every visitor’s day, and she doesn’t quite believe him (but God, she wants to) and so she just nods and says nothing.
And he does come back, every time, and eventually she can’t hide it anymore and she tells him about the baby, tells him she’s giving it up, and they get into a blowout fight there in the visiting room and he ends up escorted out by the guards -
And he tells her she doesn’t have to give the baby up, tells her he wants this, her, it, them, together -
Prompt // Y/N and Stiles are the newest target of Beacon Hills High School's anonymous Twitter, @DoYouShipIt — and yeah, they kinda do.
Notes // This is just a little something something I wrote after reading a really good fic. Y/S/N stands for Your Ship Name and Y/T/H stands for Your Twitter Handle, by the way. If you enjoyed this, leave feedback, constructive criticism, and more requests !
Warnings // I hope you like long rants about intersectional feminism because that's kinda Y/N's thing !
If you guys are just lackey's to Bowser, why do you stay?
Ludwig: Oh, ignore her. She has a penchant for dramatic prose, even when only mildly inconvenienced, and her envy often supersedes her reasoning. She misses being “daddy’s girl”.
The work we provide for Lord Bowser is far from what falls under the duties of a mere lackey. We hold great power over this land, as we rightfully should given our talents and triumphs.
True, he acted as a father-figure to us when we were younger, but his intentions were made clear from the beginning concerning what he wanted from us in the future. He seems to have somewhat of a… a soft spot for the children of the Darklands, a spot upon which we linger no more.
The work is easy, the pay is phenomenal, the power is… well, a lesser man wouldn’t know what to do with it. Giving up something like this would be irrational, just plain stupid honestly, and so we stay, because being here is infinitely better than being out on the streets.
Outside it is damp and crisp though inside the tent you wouldn’t know it. Light from the white, overcast skies is still enough to brighten the stripes of purple silk, and just as any other light from any other sunnier day, it does not come in through the patches of heavier cloth. Every oil lamp and candle is alight to chase away the cold, burning a scent of myrrh and lavender into the air.
Regina frees her long dark hair from the tie she’d used to keep it from getting wet on her way here, but the ends of her curls still drip as they fall loose against her back.
“Madame,” her assistant’s voice floats from just beyond the curtain that makes the entrance to the place. “Whenever you are ready, your first inquirers are here.”
“Thank you, Sidney,” Regina tells him, adjusting her skirts as she sits on the cushioned red velvet chair. “Give me one minute and then show them in.”
It is clear from the moment they step through the curtains that these are not people who would ordinarily be able to afford to consult with her. From their simple clothes and worn-out boots, Regina can gather that they are the kind of folk who count their fortunes from one day to the other. From the woman’s sickly appearance and her large, round belly, Regina understands that this couple is spending their every last penny to be here.
She smiles kindly and urges them to take a seat. The woman’s eyes are coal black and they flit around the tent, taking in every shimmering treasure. Most of these serve no real purpose but to give a sense of ambiance; candles and treasures — they give the tent an otherworldly appearance. Regina has always had a penchant for the dramatics.
The man doesn’t seem too impressed, however. His every countenance is of a man who would not have chosen to do this. He looks at the table, at Regina and at the way out.
I’m actually super SUPER tired tonight, today was my last day of classes before finals and I’m still busy so apologies for not having the art trades posted tonight. Both are in the process of being colored though so they should be up by tomorrow. If not, I’m working on school projects.
So it got me thinking, “Okay, so what is he like when he’s not doing the whole ‘cool guy’ facade? What was this guy like in, middle school/high school/whatever before he decided to do the whole cool guy thing” and it hit me.
Sad, theatric, poetry nerd who enjoys music and who’s constantly doubting himself and SUPER indecisive. I think what people forget about Karamatsu sometimes is that underneath the facade he’s literally a sensitive nerd with a penchant for dramatics who has trouble accepting what he actually is.
I feel like Wirt could be a good example of how Karamatsu was before he decided to create a new persona for himself to hide his real one. Like a good indication of how he was in middle school or early high school?
That night Stiles is stiff and twitchy and stays turned away. When they wake in the morning, Derek leans over the line of his body and sees one hand clutched desperately against the sheets, his nails dug in like he’s hanging on.
When they get back to school, Stiles takes up with Peter.
Here’s a little ficlet that I wrote for the Interlude Press One Story Fic Project. It takes place in the same universe as my story Somewhere in the World, and will make more sense if you have read that first.
Many thanks to Emily for reading it over and being my perpetual cheerleader. :)
Blaine is on Cloud 9, Kurt plots various murders, and Olivier is not an actual demon
Blaine loves kids’ parties. When he was small, he would pester his parents for grander and more elaborate parties every year for his birthday. They usually caved. Cooper said it was because Blaine had more eyes than face, but he was just jealous that he’d never thought to have a cowboy themed costume rodeo roundup party until Blaine suggested it. And by then Cooper was sixteen and a little old for cowboys. But Blaine never really grew out of his party stage. He still secretly wished he could have a costume party or a bouncy castle on his birthday.
Luckily his husband had a nephew, since Blaine doubted he would ever have one of his own. Unless Cooper had some mystery children somewhere out there with killer smiles, jewel blue eyes and a penchant for dramatic pointing and winking at anything in a skirt. Blaine shudders at the very thought. But Kurt’s actual, non-pointing nephew is also a fan of birthdays and their parties. And Blaine has been enjoying this year’s in particular.
“Uncle Blaine, Uncle Blaine, come see this clown!” Olivier comes screaming from the other side of the park, face paint smeared to an indistinguishable mess of black and red and his hands full of animal shaped balloons. He stops abruptly at Blaine’s feet and waves a giraffe at him. “He can make anything. Auntie Snix asked him if he can make a lady place and he winked at her.”