I’m wondering if whichever admins answers this (or all three of you!) can list off your absolute favorite fic for each one of the ships? (Like… all of them 😋) also, Admin Talia, I love your writing!! ❤️
asdfghjkl THANK U SO MUCH CMERE SO I CAN GIVE U A HUG *attacks u with love*
and this is a hard one whew, so I’m gonna do what admin nana did and list ones that come to mind first but theyre also ones that I’ve either read more than once or considered rereading, which for me, is a Very Big Deal as I’m quite picky :)
And by way
of further apology, my lovely sister @badassindistressentertained me greatly
with her version of this prompt so here it is:
several hours the fire department finally freed them from their temporary metal
The assembled Amis all cheered when blond curls revealed themselves
through the wrenched open door. Enjolras got handed out of the elevator,
boosted by Grantaire who looked a little worse for wear. As the Amis embraced
their newly liberated brethren, they could not help but notice both men were
looking a little frantic.
didn’t know you guys were claustrophobic,” Bahorel said to Grantaire, who
was dramatically kissing the ground while being hugged by Joly.
not,” Grantaire said, pained.
why do you look like you went three rounds with a kangaroo?” asked
someone decided to use the time productively.” Before he could continue,
catcalls broke out among the friends. “That doesn’t mean what you think it
means.” Grantaire did indeed look more like a tortured soul then someone
who had the undivided attention of the object of his affection for three hours.
means,” said Grantaire loudly over the laughter. “That he made me
critique the entirety of le declaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen,
and specify exactly what amendments they should make for an actually equal
Loud groans broke out.
“And he wasn’t even listening! By
the time I got to Article 4 he was working on the outline for the new rally!
And here I am trying my best to impress and entertain him and he’s figuring out
did not stay to hear this dramatic lamentation. He had already pulled Feuilly
aside to discuss his new plans. He might look a little frantic, but his
determination glowed. He loved productive days.
Currently DC is trying to pull off the Batcat marriage thing and now Talia is getting involved.
Now, there are certain things that worry me, for obvious reasons. Talia’s treatment by DC in recent years has been appaling.
I’m giving them the benifit of a doubt, especially with the newest Talia appearances giving off a vibe that hits a lot closer to her original approach.
And the way they did lead into this does seem promising. They first start with showing Damian’s emotional termoil over the whole deal and adress clearly that Talia’s relationship to Bruce is just as loaded as Selina’s. They have a child together so Talia is a constant factor in his life even when he marries Selina.
This is good. Great even. It’s a lot more then other writers have done in regards to interpersonal relationships which get affected via a marriage (looking at you DickKor'i and Dickbabs)
Another thing that makes me hopeful is the fact that Talia is presented to be sexually active with multiple partners. It shows that she isn’t waiting around for Bruce all lonely and obsessivly (it also confirms her as Bi and you can rip that LGBT arab representation out of my cold queer arab hands!)
So here are the possible outcomes:
Wishful (best) Scenario: A polyamorous arrangement is made between Talia, Bruce and Selina. Like look, this would literally be the best case scenario that would make the least mess within the fandom. Brutalia shippers still have their ship, Batcat shippers still have theirs and if they decide to have a open marriage everyone would be happy. However, we all know DC would probably never go there (or at least not in this decade).
Best case Scenario that actually is likely:
Talia respects Bruce’s decision and her and Selina set aside their differences. They discuss the situation and how they will handle Talia’s involvement in Damian’s life and have her become a ally to the batfamily and personal good friend.
Maybe also finally setting up a redemption arc.
Talia and Selina fight over Bruce and the story just takes a shit on her to make Batcat look good. That would also make the 3rd time Tom King takes a shit on LGBT women.
They use Talia as a way to cop out of the marriage deal. (Probably also involving Bruce cheating on Selina) Honestly I don’t think that’s likely but it wouldn’t be something DC hadn’t done before (*cough* *cough* Nightwing)
I’m not a big fan of the Batcat marriage, however I’m even less a fan of using other women as a mean to break somebody up and of writers wasting their readers time.
Plot: This is part two to Hope. You find out who kidnapped you and why.
Pairing(s): Older!Damian Wayne x Reader
Warning(s): Like 1 curse word I think
A/N: So this didn’t come out exactly how I wanted it and I might end up editing it later but I’m still kind of happy with how this turned out. This is part 2 of Hope and I will be making at least one more part. THIS ISN’T THE END OF THE STORY!! So please enjoy!
You woke up on a bed you didn’t recognize in a bedroom you couldn’t seem to recognize either. The walls were yellow but there were no picture on them or any decor for that matter. The bed you a laid on was around a queen size and had a yellow quilt on it.
You began to sit up slowly, but as you did you head started to throb. You quickly put your hands on your temples and started scooting to the edge of the bed. You tried to remember how you ended up in this unrecognizable room but the last thing you could remember was cooking, then everything just went black.
You stood up slowly and made your way to the door. Luckily it was unlocked so you pulled it open slowly and stood in the doorway to see if you could hear anything. You were met with nothing but silence so you decided to take a look around.
Right outside the door was a small hallway with two closed doors on the right. The walls were white and once again there had been no decor or pictures. You slowly made your way out of the room and down the brightly light hall. As you made your way down the hall you began to hear whispers. You wanted to stop and go back into the safety of the yellow room but your curiosity kept you moving.
“Yes I have her. She’s sleeping in the room at the end of the hall.” You stopped walking immediately as you recognized the voice of your kidnapper. You could feel the anger bubbling up inside of you as you stomped into what appeared to be the living room and looked your kidnapped in the eye.
“Talia” you spat angrily. Of course it would be her. She couldn’t stand you ever since she found out you and Damian were together. She smirked at you as she quickly hung up the phone on whoever she was taking to.
“Y/N you’re finally awake.” She said with a smirk still plastered on her face as she approached you. You didn’t back away. Talia already thought you were weak and while you were a little scared you wouldn’t show her that.
“What the hell do you want with me?”
“With you? Nothing, but with my precious grandchild” she said while lightly placing her above your stomach. You jerked back with a disgusted look on your face. How could she possibly know about the baby when you just found out? But most importantly what did she want with the child?
Your look of disgust quickly turned into a look of curiosity and she noticed this.
“Sit down food is almost ready, then I will tell you why you are here.” She spoke as she turned in the opposite direction to walk into the kitchen.
“How do I know you’re not going to poison me?” You called out but you didn’t get a response.
You didn’t trust Talia but you wanted answers so you did what she told you and sat down on the brown couch in the center of the room. You finally took a look at your surroundings and noticed how beautiful everything was. Right across from the couch was a lit fireplace and behind the couch was a granite dining room table. You couldn’t see any doors or windows but considering there was a fireplace you assumed you were somewhere cold and far from Gotham.
On the side wall next to the hallway entrance was a small bookshelf filled with books. You loved to read so you got up to see what kind there were. Surprising enough they were all your favorites. They all looked New and even had that new book smell. You picked up your favorite and walked back to the couch. You began to read to pass the time until Talia was done and ready to explain to you why you were there.
You couldn’t get very far in your book because your mind always wandered back to your husband. Talia then called your name and told you to go to the table and as much you didn’t want to obey her, you wanted answers even more so you did it anyway. She set the table while you were reading and it now held all of your favorite foods. Your mouth started to water. You weren’t sure how long you had been there or how long it had been since you last ate but you were starving.
You eyed Talia suspiciously as you sat down and began to make a plate. You weren’t worried about if it was poisoned anymore. You figured that she would want to have the child kept safe by the way she spoke earlier.
“Alright Talia talk.” You spoke calmly as you began to eat. You noticed that Talia had also made herself a plate and began to eat to so waited for her finish chewing before she started.
“You are here because you are carrying the heir of Ras Al Ghul. I’ve been waiting for 4 years for you to get pregnant. Since my son has decided to turn down his destiny it will now be up to your child to carry on his path. So for next eight months you will be staying here and when you give birth I will take the child somewhere safe so they can began their training.” You looked at Talia as she finished speaking not with anger but with amusement.
“You actually believe you can keep me here for eight months without Damian finding me? And do you honestly think you can hide our child from us? You’re insane Talia! What about doctors appointments and meds what about what about people and socializing?” You said while laughing. You couldn’t believe her plan, it was insane.
“Trust me Y/N no one will find you here not even Damian or Bruce. Also your doctor Karen will be coming by often to make sure the child is okay.” She smirked as she said the last part and then it all came together. That’s how she knew you were pregnant so quickly she must be working with Karen. You felt betrayed that someone you once called friend could do this to you and Talia saw this.
“As for socializing I’ll be here every weekend and Karen will be here once a month there is also a tv in the first bedroom in the hallway for to watch.” You were in complete shock. You couldn’t even bother to listen as she continued talking about how there was no way to escape and how should bring you groceries for the week each time she visits. She wouldn’t tell you your current location though just in case.
You know that Damian would be there to find you any day so you tried to not to worry too much and continued eating. When you were done Talia cleaned up everything and she also informed you that the second door in the hallway was a bathroom. In the bathroom was a closet that held towels, clothes, pajamas, and toiletries. You decided that you’d go take a shower and get ready for bed. You weren’t sure what time it was but you were exhausted so as soon as you got done getting ready you climbed in bed and went to sleep.
~ Six Months Later~
You had been waiting for Damian for 6 months but he had yet to find you. You were losing hope that he ever would. Talia came every weekend as promised and Karen came every month for check ups. In the last few months you found out that you were having a little girl and even got to hear her heartbeat. Talia was a little upset at first about the sex of the child but got over rather quickly.
You were a lot bigger now being that you were 7 months pregnant. You wished everyday that Damian could be there to see just how much you’ve changed. You wanted nothing more than to sit with him and pick out baby names and to be able to show him the ultrasound pictures and the baby’s heartbeat so that you could see him smile.
They say after you arrived you found out the that the main door was at the end of the kitchen. You had tried to escape many times but failed. It was opened by passcode and while you tried spying on Talia to get it, you never had any success. You’re only hope was to just wait for Damian. You also found out why it is that Karen betrayed you. It turns out that her loyalty can be easily bought.
What you couldn’t seem to figure out though is what was taking Damian so long. You hadn’t seen your name on the news for missing person and whenever you asked Talia she ignored you. Sometimes you wondered if he was even looking for you.
for admin talia: hope you're having a good time so far~ since ur namjin and that's also my otp can you rec me some of your fave namjin fics (other than bazooka's works cos I've read them all twice lol)? hv a nice day! ♡
that seems like a bad photoshop of gryff with rodrik’s scar and beard
To me that seems like a treasure, buttt… each to their own, I guess
Btw, that isn’t the last masterpiece I have discovered on the forums. Remember Cassie’s stream & the idea that Gregor & Erena’s kids would be the mix of the current Whitehill & Forrester generations? Particularly the Gryff & Talia one?…
tom king, probably at some point: you know what would the feminists love to see in comics? orgies but with one ( 1 ) lesbian couple and one ( 1 ) gay couple in there. oh and also its not an arabian man that lead the orgy, its an arabian woman !!!! its equality !!!!!!!
like bitch what the fucking hell just say that youre racist as fuck and go.
Chapter seven Mephisto wakes up with Talia caring for him. After giving him some advice about Praxina he grabs her for a smooch.
I cant wait til I get to draw in her in her pretty Xerin gowns again XC I’ve been regretting the costume change…
Omg this almost killed me… and i dont even think i like it very much XC I just really had a hard time with the anatomy. And even though I have LEARNED The lesson not to force a picture that isnt working million times… I still did. Ugh. I hope the pretty colors and Talia hair makes up for Mephisto looking off.
No matter how many spoilers I get I’m still at the edge of my seat and bitting my nails…
Oliver is a mess and in a mess right now. We know it… he’s going to find out today.
Felicity is a mess and she’s going further into a mess right now. We know it… she’s not going to know it untill further on.
Diggle knows where he is. We don’t, legit have no idea where Diggle is or what he’s doing… don’t think we will find out today.
Prometheus knows where he is. We know he has the upper hand on Oliver and the Team… there’s going to be a lot of episodes yet for us and Oliver to know exactly how much of a upper hand he has.
Talia knows exacty where she is. We don’t know jack about where she is or what she planned… don’t think we will get full disclosure, ever, but definitly not going to have it today. (I’m really hoping Talia is around for Season 6).
One thing I am sure, I’m excited, feelling all kind of feels and, if you ask pretty much anyone, that’s a really good thing to feel before any episode of any show.
Remember when I wrote this post a while back? I went back to look over it and was impressed by how much I got right (and how much I got wrong too 😂). But now, with the finale looming large, I want to focus on that. Maybe expand on and revise some of my expectations and hopes and dreams.
In my previous, I said this about what I expected to see:
I expect everything to be a lot. Lots of fighting, lots of drama… I expect some satisfying emotional moments as well. I expect to see Moira get the call in flashbacks that Oliver has been found. I expect Oliver to finally let go of his father’s legacy and claim a new legacy of his own. I expect Adrian to be defeated and for him to die but not by Oliver’s hand. I expect a decent body count but I expect Oliver, Dig, Felicity, Thea, Lance, Dinah, Rene to all survive. I expect the cliffhanger to tie directly into season 6.
I still have these expectations, more or less. But I have a few to add to the list:
I expect Malcolm Merlyn to die, doing something to help or save Thea
I expect the big heroes vs villains showdown as teased in the promos.
I expect William to learn Oliver is his father and/or the Green Arrow
I expect to see Oliver and Felicity kiss, hopefully while he’s in the Green Arrow suit
I expect Oliver to hold firm to his moral code and refuse to kill Adrian
Hopes and Dreams
Originally, I said this about what I hoped to see in the finale:
I hope to see Oliver employing a new moral code that involves no more killing. I hope to see Slade Wilson die because I’m tired of both him and Manu. I hope to see William, if he’s there, to learn Oliver is his father. If it doesn’t happen this episode, then I think it might happen in 5x22. I hope to see Oliver and Felicity already reunited in heart but a good hug and/or kiss when he sees her again wouldn’t be amiss. I hope to see Oliver leaving the island behind for good.
I don’t expect to see Slade die anymore, not with Merlyn filling that role so neatly. I expect Slade will be freed out into the world. But the rest of this still holds, even if some of it is more expectation than hope at this point. 😉
There’s some other things I’d like to see though:
I’d like to see Dinah kick Siren’s butt, even if BS ultimately scampers away
I kinda hope that Adrian has William stashed on the half-sunken Amazo cuz this would help “see you on the boat” make a lil more sense than just being a one-off line of dialogue from 5x22
I want to see William view his father as a hero, probably going against what Adrian is hoping he’ll see.
Talia should probably die.
And I still have zero ideas about the cliffhanger beyond it doing something to set up season 6. This is me: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 😂 But it’ll be a good time, right? Who’s excited??
Wayne Girls au: girl Dick, Jason and Tim and bit Cass are fun. But I always want DamIan to stay a boy. I think it's because of both culture clashes (you can not tell me Ra's wasn't a bit chauvinistic with the whole male heir only club and Damian couldn't have had that initially at least a little) and because I'm super weak to big sister and little brother relationships which female Dick and Damian would excel at. Plus I think female Tim would actually kind of scare Damian a lot w/her mind games.
I’ve had this argument before, from a logical perspective you are absolutely right that Damian should be a boy because Ra’s would ensure that happens. But then again this is an AU and pretty princess Damira who thinks of nothing but murder all day while fools try and pamper her and tell her what ‘a sweet young lady she is’ is distinctly amusing to me.
But yes, Damian in a house full of girls (and Carter who’s just there sometimes and Damian, after many humiliating encounters, has been forced to accept that the Black Bat is skilled and worthy of his position) is also very fun. Rachel is like the loving mom he always hoped Talia would be and is her shadow and protector but also he admires her so damn much. Jan is like that weird drunk aunt who shows up and causes trouble. Is so openly feminine that Damian gets flustered when he walks into the kitchen and finds the red hood chugging milk in nothing but a sports bra and booty shorts. He is a young boy and grew up with Arabic values and please put some clothes on Todd (she does not). Tabitha is his one true rival, one whom he both under and overestimates. They go back and forth with fighting and bickering and these little mind games. Girl Tim is vicious as hell and doesn’t pull punches like Tim sometimes does. She has his grudging respect even if she is an annoying extraneous presence.