hidden nooks

I Want To Know You

Request: “Hi! could you write a imagine where the reader moves to hogwarts from ilvermormy and Remus falls for her like he takes her on a tour of the school and he’s being very confident when he talks to her because I feel like Remus can be such a confident little shit when he wants to be and he really wants to impress the reader, I hope this is enough!!”

Pairing: Remus Lupin x Reader

Word Count: 1.6k

“Shit shit shit.” Remus mumbled to himself while running down the stairs, his coffee sploshing around in his cup. To his relief, as he rounded the corner, he saw the new first years only just exiting the Great Hall with their excited smiles and restless momentum.

“You’re late.” A white-haired boy grumbled, his arms crossed while he counted the children’s heads, not bothering to even look up.

“No, it appears I’m right on time, Lucius.” Remus grinned, trying to calm his burning lungs so that his panting wasn’t as obvious.

“Well you missed out on being assigned to a group.” He said. “Perhaps you could assist the new girl in our year instead.”

“New girl?” He frowned.

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anonymous asked:

What would the crew would do if they found you sleeping in hidden nooks around the base?(You can pick your favorites, I honestly can't decide lol)

If I mess up on any translations, please let me know!


Genji:

  • He honestly didn’t expect to see you curled up asleep on a bench that looked out across the Strait of Gibraltar
  • From what he could tell, you weren’t appear to wake up anytime soon, Genji gracefully scoops you up into his arms and brings you back to your room
  • As soon as he places you in bed comfortably and leaves a small note, he quietly leaves you to your own devices
  • When you woke up, you found a note on your nightstand with a strange mix of loopy, but messy handwriting
  • Sleep well. - Genji’
  • You make a mental note to thank the cyborg ninja for bringing you back to your room after passing out on that bench

Soldier: 76/Jack Morrison:

  • In all honesty, Jack expected this sooner or later
  • You always worked hard, trained hard and never faltered in your step
  • He won’t lie, you reminded him of his younger self when Overwatch was in its prime
  • But everyone crashed eventually and it seemed that you just did in the hangar after checking on the dropship
  • Jack carries you back to your room with as much stealth as he could before he prepped a small meal for you
  • When you wake up, expect Jack to walk in with a tray and a lecture
  • Not that you mind the lecture
  • If you get food delivered to your bed which was just made by one of the most stoic members of recall!Overwatch, then yes you would gladly take his chiding in stride

Sombra:

  • Sombra also passes out a lot while hacking away her days, so she wasn’t surprised to see you asleep in your desk chair
  • It was a very comfy chair
  • She quietly wheels you to your room and glares at any Talon agent that passes by as a silent warning
  • You worked hard to prove your worth as a hacker and Sombra was secretly impressed with a few of your feats
  • Not that she would ever say that to your face
  • If she was really being honest with herself, she wouldn’t mind you taking over a few of her daily tasks just because she knew that you were competent enough
  • Unlike the rest of the IT (read hacking) department at Talon
  • Sombra tucks you into bed with a chuckle as she leaves the room with your office chair in hand
  • Dulces sueños, querida”

Jesse McCree:

  • The gun range was the last place McCree would expect someone to fall asleep in
  • But there you were, sleeping soundly on the prep table in a room filled with guns
  • He somehow manages to pick you up without waking you and casually takes you back to your room
  • McCree wraps his serape around you before placing you in a comfortable position on your bed
  • Jesse does take care to remove any weapons you may have equipped and places them to the side as you stir slightly
  • He stops moving entirely until you roll over onto your side and facing him
  • McCree has to snap himself out of the small daze that seemed to have cast itself on him
  • He had to admit that you did look cute when you were asleep
  • Jesse tiptoes out of your room and gently closes the door behind him
  • As he’s whistling a tune to himself, he makes a mental note to try and ask you out on a date
  • Besides you did have his serape. Maybe he can ask you out then

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Translations:

Dulces sueños, querida” —-> “Sweet dreams, darling”

@elise-the-assassin

Agent AF7 (Jungkook, You) Scenario

Request found here.

The world seemed to be in slow motion as Jungkook took deep breaths, surveying his surroundings.

There were eight—no ten (there were two snipers on opposites sides of the second floor mezzanine) armed men currently facing him. He stood still, feeling his lover’s presence behind him, which makes it even harder to make a decision whether to engage, or not.

“Y/N… baby, don’t move.” He whispered when he felt her shallow breathing and the slight tremble from her body. He knew she was scared, she had every right to be, and it kills Jungkook on every aspect. But he couldn’t risk one of those snipers going off at her.

“Sorry.” She whispered, which sounded more like a choked sob and Jungkook wanted to turn around and kiss her; to assure her that it was going to be alright and that she shouldn’t be sorry.

It was his fault she was in this mess, after all.

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Rebekah x Reader

Requested by @jerseymikaelson


Among the many secrets the Mikaelsons have, there is one that not even Elijah and Klaus know. Kol of course found out by means of constant badgering. Rebekah had always known. Hayley was graciously allowed to know the secret when Rebekah left New Orleans, hoping that she would be able to keep an eye on her secret.

Unfortunately for Rebekah the day came when Esther returned and drew Klaus paranoid attention to her secret, luring him to explore the hidden nooks and crannies on the Mikaelson home until he found it. By the time, Hayley had gotten to Rebekah it was too late.

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All That Remains of Lance McClain

This is my sort-of-not-really-au based off of the game ‘What Remains of Edith Finch’ which is a hella creepy game I’ve been watching someone playthrough for a while now and its??? so??? good???? 

you can find more about this: here


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Dark Souls 1: Out of Bounds (Part 2)

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5) The Unused Entrance to the Firelink Altar

There is concept art from the Dark Souls: Design Works book which shows Andre pushing a statue aside to reveal a hidden path:

There is also an unused cutscene in the game data which shows this statue sliding over:

https://youtu.be/MtJYtHGx2_c?t=56s (starts at 56 seconds end)

While the final game doesn’t actually have a path back there, bear in mind that there is that weird cylindrical structure behind it, which could have been intended to house a staircase.

There’s nothing to see if you clip inside, and I can’t recall if this statue has been 100% confirmed by the devs to be the originally-intended entrance to the Firelink Altar, but given its proximity to Frampt, it would make sense.

But since this is a post about out of bounds content, what do we have that relates to this? 

Down in the Firelink Altar, there is a broken staircase that leads over to whatever this stuff is:

As it is currently in-game, there’s no collision out there, and even if there was, the area is surrounded by an invisible wall so that you couldn’t possibly make the jump.

But there is something to indicate that this area would have been the original entrance. Up and off to the side is a weird cave-like entrance hidden behind the wall:

Stepping out from it would put us over here:

This indicates an unused physical entrance to this area, as opposed to the serpentine transit system, which fits in quite nicely with the idea of the statue sliding open to reveal a path that would lead down here. Furthermore, the map data is laid out so that the Firelink Altar is physically near the statue area of the Firelink Shrine.

Larger images here: http://imgur.com/a/4jGhS

I learned about this from CrestfallenWarrior, he has a video demonstrating it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmtFKlLe1jI

6) Miscellaneous Junk in the Catacombs

Underneath the room before the first bonfire, you can find a couple things beneath the floor. Here I am looking back towards that room from the hallway, with part of the map disabled so you can see it:

Those blobs on the right are candles, the same kind you see nestled in those various nooks in the walls:

You can find a spot by the last door-opening-lever where you can see the VFX for a flame, but it’s not attached to any candle. It seems like one of these should have been moved there:

The other thing seen down there is a set of of these corpse-carrying nooks (do they have a proper name? They’re called “Loculi”, thanks algi!):

There’s also another spot in the Catacombs with an out of bounds object. Far beneath the entrance to Pinwheel’s lair, is a duplicate of the table found in Pinwheel’s room:

Why is this down there? I have no idea.

It’s not uncommon for videogames to hide assets used in cutscenes in out of bounds areas, to avoid having to spend time loading content. One of the first games I can recall finding a bunch of hidden cutscene assets in was Return to Castle Wolfenstein.

For example, there’s one level where after you beat the boss, it transitions to a cutscene in a “completely different” area, where you see your character on a plane. But the cutscene loaded quickly without a loading screen, due to this area simply being underneath the floor of the map. I looked up the cinematic on youtube, and in it you can even see debris floating in the sky above the plane, since the fight with the boss must have left some broken objects behind that the game failed to toggle visually:

https://youtu.be/UcuULvGGoD8?t=11m28s (11 minutes and 28 seconds in)

Dark Souls does this in a couple places as well. In the opening cutscene to the Undead Asylum, you can see a rat scurry by:

That rat turns out to be an object file that is stored beneath the floor of the opening cell (that small black thing in the center):

Also, when you place all of the Lord Souls in the Lord Vessel, the game shows all of the yellow fog gates dissipating. Instead of loading each area with a yellow fog gate, those segments of map are copy/pasted into the area of the Firelink Altar, floating somewhere out of bounds. 

But I’m still confused by Pinwheel’s table, because Pinwheel’s room already has that table in it. So it seems like it could be cutscene content, but it really shouldn’t need to be used for the cutscene in any way. 

MFW (insert witty meme about being confused here):

Larger screenshots here: http://imgur.com/a/uPAxq

7) Nito’s Third Coffin

So this last item is simply well hidden, and not technically out of bounds since you can see it in-game. But I don’t think most people will notice. I certainly didn’t, not without looking out of bounds in the first place.

Nito has those two coffins in his room. His personal coffin, plus that one smaller one to his side:

But wait, can you spot the third? It’s on the far right of the image, hidden in an inaccessible nook. It’s probably even harder to spot in this next image, but it’s dead center in this one:

Clipping through the map, we’re able to get a better look at it:

At first I thought this might have been storage for the coffin that’s used by Gravelord Servants to travel here. But it’s not the same coffin. It looks different, and this hidden coffin is part of the map data while the Gravelords’ coffin is a proper object file:

Plus bearing in mind that the third coffin is visible in-game and not hidden like 50 feet beneath the room, that suggests that it might be an intentional part of the design.

There isn’t a lot of Nito lore out there, but my interpretation is that this hints at Pinwheel’s obsession with Nito, and ties things together with the whole family theme of the Catacombs (the family masks, the statues showing the father and mother/child, and Pinwheel itself being comprised of three bodies inside that garb, each corresponding to a family mask).

If you take a closer look at the skeleton on the table in Pinwheel’s room, you can see that they’re giving the skeleton a Gravelord-sword kind-of-thing for an arm. Like a recreation of Nito:

Since Nito has two coffins nearby and not just the one, it’s evocative of this same kind of family theme. Additionally, pinwheel has three people crammed into it, and while Nito’s family is nowhere to be seen, they could just be piled into a much larger family that Nito built- all combined into his body:

Nito. Not just a bunch of random skeletons, but one big family?

This would also be very cohesive with Pinwheel’s design, where Pinwheel is trying to copy/ steal everything that Nito has done, including becoming a creature out of a family bound together. The black garb itself could even be a cheap way to imitate Nito’s black aura.

I’m sure I’m not the first person to draw these parallels between Pinwheel and Nito, but I’m not sure if the extra coffin in Nito’s lair has been offered up as additional evidence to that hypothesis yet. 

Larger screenshots here: http://imgur.com/a/QDzhJ


This pretty much covers all the strange out of bounds content that I could think of (not counting skybox stuff like the “other burg”, etc). Thanks for reading! If I missed anything, please let me know and I can make an addendum. 

growing up with your jedi uncle ben:  a list

Basically an extension of THIS POST.

a.  Luke Skywalker has spent his childhood going from planet to planet but Tatooine stands out because of the sand, the womp rats and the krayt dragons and the ten thousand other things that could kill and eat you…. except Luke has dealt with them all with a certain aplomb.

(They tend to end up in Tatooine when Uncle Ben basically runs out of ideas.  For some reason, the Empire never really thinks about coming here, but maybe that’s because if there was a bright spot in the galaxy, Tatooine would be the furthest from it.)

b.  Also, the best thing about Tatooine is Uncle Ben’s entertaining squeamishness over the giant, actually harmless, non-venomous spiders. 

(Uncle Ben would never let Luke keep one for a pet.)

c.  When Luke was very little, he remembered his mother watching over him, leaving him kisses on his forehead before he went to sleep.

(The touch of her fingers and her lips upon his brow were cold, cold, cold.)

He knows now that wasn’t a living person but he’s not frightened, not really, not when he could remember her beautiful brown eyes and how sad they looked.  It was only when he called her “Mama” that the sadness would lift away from them. 

d.  Luke has met other Jedi such as Kanan Jarrus.  But Uncle Ben has forbidden him from telling them his true name. 

“What they do not know will not be tormented out of them,” Uncle Ben tells him sadly. 

As far as Kanan knows, Luke is simply a creche infant that Ben must’ve rescued from the Temple during the purge and Ben is content to let him believe that.

e.  Aunt Snips and Uncle Rex know Luke’s true name though.  They are the ones who tell him most of the stories he knows about Luke’s father, a brave Jedi Knight and a hero of the fallen Republic. 

(Any mention of his father only makes Uncle Ben all the sadder.  Luke has learned not to ask any questions from him.  Or to mention his father at all.)

f.  Luke is not unintelligent, of course, and perhaps his father’s fate came at the hands of the infamous Darth Vader.  He’s never seen Vader, not up close and personal.  Uncle Ben has always made sure that Luke is safe

g.  Luke still has vivid memories of being four years old and being handed off to a young Cassian Andor for safety.  He remembers hiding with Cassian in some hidden nook, expressly built for that purpose.  He remembers being told to be good, to be quiet and to not look. 

Luke did look.  There was blaster fire and remembers seeing what was once a living, sentient being fall, all burnt and blasted before Cassian’s hand slid over his eyes.  Luke couldn’t see anymore but he could still hear the screaming.

He was good.  He was quiet.  He closed his eyes and listened to Cassian croon soothing, comforting nonsense.

h.  Luke doesn’t nurse an adolescent crush on Jyn Erso when he sees her again after so many years, this time in the company of the infamous Saw Gerrera.  She teaches him how to pick pockets and how to fight even dirtier than Cassian has ever taught him.

(Luke winces at some of the hand-to-hand tactics she knows.)

In turn, Luke teaches her some slicer tricks and they steal a ship to joyride in, much to Uncle Ben’s amusement and eternal exasperation. 

When Saw Gerrera abandons Jyn, she ends up with Luke and Ben for a good long while, before she strikes out on her own after rumors over the whereabouts of her father. 

i.  Jyn, of course, knows all about Luke’s hopeless crush on Cassian Andor. As well as the one on the beautiful Princess Leia Organa.  She doesn’t laugh at him at all for it, which Luke appreciates. 

j.  Chirrut Imwe tells Luke that the Jedi of the fallen Republic had forgotten the true Jedi Code and that perhaps, it contributed to their own destruction.  He chants it as a secondary prayer:

Emotion, yet Peace.
Ignorance, yet Knowledge.
Passion, yet Serenity.
Chaos, yet Harmony.
Death, yet the Force.

(Luke doesn’t understand the significance of this vs. the Code that Uncle Ben had always known until he undertakes his own Jedi training.  And then, finally, it made sense, when he learned the truth about his father and how he’d Fallen to the Dark Side.)

k.  Baze is solidly practical and is quite smug when Luke reveals an aptitude for blasters.  

l.  Truth be told, Luke always felt that Uncle Ben would’ve preferred him to stay out of the Rebellion altogether.  

These are our failures, young Luke.  I wish that you would never have the need to set those right, to leave that task to us instead.  I wish that you would find a better, more peaceful life.

But Luke couldn’t stand by and let his friends suffer.  He couldn’t stand by and let Uncle Ben fight alone. 

m.  So Luke steals that ship so he could go to Shariff and he arrives just in time to save the lives of all his friends, to fly away just as the Death Star blasted its own military base into stardust.  There are hugs for all his friends, a reverent salute to the pilot Bodhi Rook and of course, because things never work out perfectly, the ship takes damage from TIE Fighters chasing them.

n.  The rendezvous point with Princess Leia is the one that makes perfect sense, even if Luke teases his Uncle Ben that he’s all out of ideas again.  Luke sets course for Tatooine, now adopted as part of the now infamous Rogue One team. 

o.  While in hyperspace, Cassian grimly hands Luke the remains of K2SO.  Luke smiles at the man he once crushed on and tells him that K2 is not completely lost, that he can be repaired again. 

p.  On Tatooine, Luke will be forced to crash the ship after running into the same Star Destroyer attacking the Tantive IV.  There will be a new ship, a smuggler and his Wookiee, a moisture farmer and his wife to save and certain droids that must be found. 

Some things remain the same and some things do change. 

The saga continues, in that galaxy far, far away….

Note:  I shamelessly headcanon Tatooine as Space Australia and also because @determamfidd ‘s posts about ACTUAL EARTH AUSTRALIA never fail to make me chortle in glee. 

Acceptance does not mean much until it involves understanding. It is only as I understand the feelings and thoughts which seem so horrible to you, or so weak, or so sentimental, or so bizarre – it is only as I see them as you see them, and accept them and you, that you feel really free to explore all the hidden nooks and frightening crannies of your inner and often buried experience.
—  Carl Rogers
The Horrors Of Spring | Chapter Five

Summary: Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. The four courts that serve as the pillars of the fae realm, united in peace, and yet their words could not be further apart. Natsu Dragneel, Prince of Summer, feels as though the weight of royalty will be his undoing. But when the Courts begin to gather, he soon discovers there are those far more trapped than he.

Rating: M                                      Words: 4352

Prologue / Chapter One / Chapter Two / Chapter Three / Chapter Four

A/N: I’m a shit person so here’s an update. Enjoy!

The Tyrants Bargain


    “You are a prince for whom a heavy crown and a powerful throne await. You         do not do whatever you want; you do what must be done.”  ― Ray Anyasi


The world was a vast expanse of hidden nooks and corners, and Natsu hadn’t the slightest clue where to start looking.

As he poured over a map of the realm for what seemed like the thousandth time in a mere day, Natsu couldn’t help but wonder if he’d bound himself in an impossible promise. He felt the weight of his words like an itch he couldn’t scratch as he pulled absently at his hair, the fingers of his free hand drumming on the table.

Summer’s scholars- who’d been extremely surprised to see him enter the palace library that morning- glanced at him nervously with every move he made. No doubt worried I’ll sneeze and set all their precious documents alight, he mused to himself. Indeed, the dust of the old books he’d picked out tickled at his nose. He’d pulled any book detailing ancient spells from the shelves in the hopes of finding something that listed a fae’s wings among the gruesome ingredients to a potion or a charm, thinking that perhaps if he found such a spell he could work out who would perform such a thing, or where they would do it.

But instead he’d only clogged his mind with long since redundant rituals and strange superstitions. Nothing that provided him with any sort of clue as to what the King of the Spring Court could do with his daughter’s severed wings.

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The Price 4/?

Summary: Still not speaking to the Swan, Killian begins to grow used to his magic.

@artielu, this is not the angst I promised you, that’s for later, but I hope your terrible, horrible, no good, very bad month is made marginally better by my humble offering of love and fealty. <3

tagging @kmomof4 and @the-captains-ayebrows

Chapter List: One/Two/Three


Chapter Four


Nearly a month passes without a word spoken between them. He sees her, on occasion, rounding corners or passing by doorways with him inside of them, but she makes no effort to speak to him, shows no inclination to be anywhere near him.

As his anger cools, he hates her all the more for following his wishes. He has spent the majority of his life surrounded by people, by the quiet murmurs of conversations just out of earshot, and the presence of bodies full of life near his own.

The emptiness of the castle is stifling.

With the revelations of his strange new (new to his own knowledge, at least) powers, he spends a few days in sullen silence, wondering if he can will it out of himself, if maybe the Swan could take it from him - she’d quite literally stolen the thunder from him that night in the library, so it had to be possible, hadn’t it?

But that would involve speaking to her, an act of surrender he is unwilling to show, and so he wanders the castle at length, discovering grand ballrooms, and lengthy hallways that lead down dead ends, alcoves and doorways hidden by tapestries, every nook and cranny of the place clear of dust and grime. The broken tower he’d seen across the length of the courtyard from his rooms took him two days of searching to find, and in the end, he’d been left without any further understanding of it - every time he’d neared the winding stairwell, he’d been distracted by something else: a particularly interesting storeroom housing nothing but farming tools; a painting of a young boy which seemed to draw him in for hours, until he shook himself free of the thrall of it; a room with nothing in it but an ancient looking bassinet, where a mobile still hung from the thing. Once, he’d made it one full circle up the winding staircase before remembering something that had felt incredibly vital at the time, but that he’d forgotten again the moment he was back in the main castle.

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Part 15 of 30 Days of Pride, based on a prompt about a princess who will only marry someone who can make her laugh. 

Amberle hides from her tall, dark, and blandsome suitors in the palace gardens, where she runs into an unfamiliar woman who is very much not part of the gardening staff. 

(I would kill ten men for Eretria)

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If you asked Princess Amberle, she would tell you that she wasn’t sad or angry or depressed. She was, quite plainly, bored.

Amberle loved her grandfather, but he was stickler for tradition, always putting the past ahead of the present. At sixteen, Amberle had made it very clear to her father that she wasn’t interested in getting married until she wanted to. Having an unmarried princess flitting about the palace as if she were one of the servant children made the rest of the royal family uneasy to say the least.

Once she turned eighteen, she was expected to keep the company of Arborlon’s least scintillating politicians and diplomats. She liked her Uncle Ander well enough, but his sympathetic smiles weren’t enough to keep her interested in conversation at parties or focused during council meetings.

On Amberle’s nineteenth birthday, her grandfather gave her an ultimatum.

“You have one year to find a husband or I shall find one for you.”

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Privacy

This is why Marcy and I shouldn’t be left alone—it’s all sex puns and awkward questions. Happy Smut Appreciation Day! :D

Fandom: Supernatural and Harry Potter
Pairings: Gryffindor!Dean x Hufflepuff!Reader
Inspiration: An important, thought-provoking conversation between me and @saxxxology
Words: 2,455
Summary:
Dean and Y/N have a problem getting some private time, then they find a hidden room
Warnings: Swearing, sass, and smut

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Fantasy Pretzel Week, Day 7: Any modern trope in an Elves, Fae, or Nymph AU.

Title: “Upon the Green,” (½)

Summary: A Midsummer Night’s Dream AU wherein… Emma Swan and Killian Jones are dramatic, vaguely magical marrieds who scheme, plot, and otherwise interfere with Prince Henry’s troubled love life.

Notes: “Royal fairies, feuding royals” AU for Fantasy Pretzel Week! Loosely based on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. I’m also worried this is not… “modern AU” enough for the parameters of this challenge, but it’s an enemies to lovers kinda thing so even if it’s half-wrong it’s also half-right. Also on Ao3. An extra special thanks to all the marvelous ladies at the CS Writers’ Hub who listened to me bitch about this story, and @abbadons-little-witch, who offered up some helpful critique. Also tagging so they don’t yell at me later, @captainwiley and @the-reason-to-sail-home. xo


PUCK
How now, spirit! Whither wander you?

FAIRY
Over hill, over dale,
Thorough bush, thorough brier,
Over park, over pale,
Thorough flood, thorough fire:
I do wander everywhere,
Swifter than the moon’s sphere,
And I serve the Fairy Queen,
To dew her orbs upon the green.
The cowslips tall her pensioners be.
In their gold coats spots you see;
Those be rubies, fairy favors;
In those freckles live their savors.
I must go seek some dewdrops here,
And hang a pearl in every cowslip’s ear.

— William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2.1.1-15)


+ Never, in all his many days as a fae, had Killian envisioned such a grand affair, never mind his own wedding day. It seemed as if every flower, on every branch and every bough, was in full bloom despite the lingering frost of late winter. The fountains, though generally dry and barren this time of year, bubbled and gurgled with nectar far too sweet for the season.

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#victuuriweek

title:  in these moments, i give myself (my heart) to you

prompt:  day eight: valentine’s day, life & love

rating: not applicable (aka general audiences)

warnings: not applicable (aka not any)

summary: it’s victor and yuuri’s first valentine’s day, and for once in his life, victor doesn’t go completely over the top.

link to ao3: link

homemade chocolate is not as easy to make as victor had thought it would be.

he screws it up more than he expected he would, and it takes him forever to get it just right, but the end results, three half-palm sized pieces, one heart-shaped, one shaped like makkachin’s head and one that vaguely looks like an ice skate, look satisfying and, going by the leftovers, are also pretty tasty.

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A Very Peralta Passover

It’s Passover so obviously I’ve got family dinners on the brain. It’s one of the most important holidays for Jews (waaaayy more important than Hannukah).

Jake’s never had a big family, seders used to just be him, his mom and Nana. Later Gina and her mom would join but somehow Jake was still stuck asking the Four Questions every. year.

Gina was a pro at finding the Afikomen, but then she’d hide it again and Jake could literally never find it. One year in like, December he finds a mouldy crumbled piece of Matzah stuck behind his desk and he wonders how many years its been there. Jake assumes there are about 20 hidden Afikomens in the nooks and crannies of his mom’s house.

Jake complains about the lack of pizza, cake, donuts and joy every year, but doing this one thing makes him feel like he’s part of something bigger, even if he feels apart and outside most of the time.

Anyway, over the years Jake acquires Passover Orphans. Rosa reads the answer to the Four Questions in perfect deadpan every year until Jake turns 38, by then his daughter is old enough to speak and it becomes her job.

Amy claims she learned to read Hebrew specifically so that her and Jake could breed trilingual superchildren.

Jake’s childhood Seders were intimate and sweet. The Seders of Jake’s adulthood overflow out of the kitchen and into the living room of their apartment. They’re comprised of approximately four jews and about 10 gentiles, but family’s family. That’s what holidays are about anyway.

|First time writing fan fiction, so please leave comments and critique. I’m not the best writer but I’m doing this for practice. So, without further ado, Akumatized Marinette. (P.S. I stole this prompt from @seasonofthegeek Sorry I didn’t ask, I was in the mood to write and didn’t want to let inspiration run dry. If you aren’t ok with this, tell me and I’ll take it down)|

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“Don’t touch me! Please, I’m trying to hold him back, Chat, but he’s too powerful.” Marinette wrapped her arms around her torso, as if, in some way, that would keep Hawkmoth at bay. Perhaps she was trying to hold in her emotions, trying to keep the dam from breaking. But it was an uphill battle, and both Marinette and her feline friend knew that once her concentration broke, once she got too weak, or too tired, Hawkmoth would seize control of her and twist her emotions into something dark and sinister. 

“Marinette…” Chat tried bargaining with her, pleading with her, but nothing would work. She refused for him to be there, because unlike him, she knew that this time, there would be no Ladybug to protect him. From HER. Her gut clenched and she shuddered, the akuma aching to engulf her. But she continued to bottle it in. She was unaware that Chat was still there, due to the excruciating pain that had enveloped her. She was also unaware when Chat wrapped his arms around her, trying to hold her as she writhed. 

Just embrace it. The voice whom she knew to be Hawkmoth whispered to her. They took away your victory. They made you a laughingstock. After all you did for them, this is how they repaid you for your kindness. Just embrace my akuma Dressmaster, and you will laugh at them. 

The words pounded into her head, again and again. She couldn’t take it anymore. Just as she was about to agree, do anything to get rid of the pain, another, soft, warm and familiar voice filtered through her thoughts.

You can do this Marinette.

I’m your friend Marinette. 

You are Marinette.

You are my princess. 

And then one more sentence was said. Something so simple, but so important. 

I love you. 

Instantly, she could do it. He was her FRIEND. She was MARINETTE. She was his PRINCESS. And he…

He…

He loved her. 

He loved his her, and she loved him right back. She loved him so much that it seemed to burst from all the cracks and seams in her. It poured from her heart and dispelled the darkness that had begun to form in the hidden nooks and crannies. Those small slits split opened, as the light of her love for him flooded the hidden areas. She felt the akuma seem to disintegrate, positivity flowing into the air. She opened her eyes, knowing she would see him. Find him. The love of her life. And so looked up and gazed into his emerald eyes, smile lines surrounding them like a hundred rainbows. And so, she smiled.

Then, she promptly passed out.