Continuing with the Carmilla mermaid au, here’s siren!Laura (i like to think that with her luring sailors in, she has a giant collection of human stuff like Ariel and her favorite thing is a tardis mug but doesn’t know what it is/does :D )
It's me. Tangled AU anon. Back at it again with more Disney au thoughts. Little mermaid is like little mermaid. but not mermaids. omnics. So like... zen wants to know what it might be like. to NOT be an omnic. to be human. and not oppressed. And gets his chance to be human but at the cost of his voice. Bastion is like flounder, zen companion in exploring humanity.he collects human things. What is a hair brush for. Eating is???? Human life is very exciting for zen. Genji loved zens enthusiasm.
YESSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!! yes to All Of This
boat scene more like zen is just pleased to not have to worry abt his heavy metal-ass body sinking anything t b h…. everyone wonders how he can understand the beeping of omnics like bastion and he just
Commander Cullen collects small things. It wasn’t his idea to start, they just…sort of started appearing, and he would very much like to know who is behind it and how they’re getting into his office space to leave them behind.
It had started with a little mabari figurine.
He was not really sure when, exactly, it had shown up, but
there it was, sitting near the corner of his small camp desk one afternoon,
staring at him with bright little black eyes—elfroot seeds, he thought, or
maybe embrium? It was a little squat, wooden creature, sat on its haunches and
looking like it was waiting for someone to pat its head or perhaps tell it what
to fetch, and it had been stained a pretty sort of purple-red.
Cullen blinked, set down his pen, and picked it up, absently
running his thumb over the thing’s rather fat belly. “Where,” he wondered
quietly to himself, “did you come from?” Because clearly he was going to get an
answer from a wooden dog.
He turned it slowly over in his fingers, mouth quirking in a
lopsided grin before he could really help himself. Someone had taken the time to
carve a tiny nub of a tail. It sort of reminded him of the mabari his family
had raised and doted on when he was a boy. Loyal
old thing. “Well. Can’t leave you here on your own, with us being so close
to Orlais, can I?” he said to it, “Fereldans ought to stay together.”
‘It’s important you remember,’ Sam’s voice echoed in Cas’ head, ‘he
probably won’t get what you are doing at first. He won’t understand
what you are trying to say. Don’t let it discourage you.’
his hand into the pocket of his coat, Castiel’s fingers curled around
the solid weight there, heart hammering in his ribs. He removed the
stone and set it gently on the bedside table by Dean’s bed so it would
be in his immediate line of sight when he entered his room.
gem was brilliant with color, appearance like the very first sunset in
creation had been frozen in time and encased in crystal.
Releasing a shaky breath, Cas turned and left the room before he could be found. Or change his mind.
It wasn’t a proposal. It was a gift of affection involving a stone. It was just a gift.
Why was he shaking and out of breath then?
Sam looked up when he entered the library, corners of his mouth curled in a smile. “How’d it go?”
out the chair next to him, Cas rapidly shook his head. “This isn’t
going to work. He’s going to know. He’s going to figure it out, and then
he is going to freak out and I am going to have ruined this.
This was-this was a bad idea.” He shoved to his feet. “I need to go get
it before he finds it.”
“Whoa!” Sam exclaimed, hand snapping out to curl around his wrist and stop him mid-flight. “Easy, Cas, breathe. Sit down.”
“I don’t know how I let you all talk me into this.”
“Easy, Cas, take a breath. You’re panicking-“
“I basically just left him my heart,” Cas hissed. “So, yes, I am panicking!”
so they were knee-to-knee, Sam tried to catch his eye. “Cas. Look at
me. You left him a gift. Just… something you thought he might like. It
made you think of him when you saw it, so you wanted to give it to him.”
Charlie came in cradling a coffee mug and frowned in concern when she saw them. He straightened, gesturing to her with his hand.
“Penguin customs aside- Charlie, don’t humans like stones and gifts and trinkets? ”
caught on quick, eyes lighting up as she slid into the chair opposite
them. “Oh absolutely. Humans love stones and collecting things. Like, I
love jade, or even anything that looks like jade. I’ve got a collection
of these little mismatched chess pieces and little statues that are
carved out of different stone and glass, and I’ve kept them forever just
because I like them so much. They’re just something comforting about
them.” Her brow arched. “We really like them when they were given to us as gifts just because the other person had us in mind when they saw it.”
Sam assured. “And you aren’t putting him on the spot with it. Like I
said, he probably won’t understand at first. This is going to take a while-“
“To woo him?”
flush colored Sam’s cheeks, corners of his mouth wobbling before he
gave in and smiled, warm and broad. “To woo him. Dean’s never been,
well, courted before. Hell, Dean’s never really been shown open
affection until recently. He doesn’t trust himself with it. Won’t let
himself accept it at face value. He’s gonna come up with a million
different reasons or excuses for your actions before he ever accepts the