So this comic is based on a scene from chapter two in the story “No ill will” by Castiloar I started drawing it after having a conversation with my friend about the challenge of interpreting written scenes and making them into comics :> It was a lot of fun to do.
I can’t say enough how much I love this story! If you haven’t read it yet you should give it a try. The characterization is wonderful for a modern AU :)
I had meant to get this done sooner but work has been crazy. I just wanted to have it finished before I started on my comics for the Reylo Comic Anthology.
So, I’ve seen some buzz going around about Kubo’s trip across Europe and a lot of fans think she’s researching for season 2, but I’m sorry to disappoint you guys. Do not get your hopes up by this. She has stated that she’s been planning this trip for awhile and meant to go sooner but couldn’t because she was busy working on yoi. She’s on vacation.
Now, she has added that if she happens to learn some things along the way, she will totally include it in her future work. However, keep in mind, research is not her intention. Sorry.
You always wondered if your timer worked. Everyone else’s seemed to. They always found their soulmate and was content, at least to your knowledge.
But your experience was different. You felt like you already met your soulmate, but the timer didn’t go off when you met him. You were absolutely certain the sweet, dorky, science-loving, cute nerd that was your best friend was it. He understood you, helped you out, comforted you, and (most importantly, in your opinion) helped you out with homework. Of course, with this thinking, you obviously had a huge crush on him. I mean, come on, who doesn’t have a crush on Peter Parker?
pairing: Yoongi x reader genre: Smut, fluff if you squint warning: M for my undying thirst word count: 3756
You finally work up the courage to bring your cute new neighbor home after some liquid courage, you get what you’ve been pinning for since you saw him in the mail room.
sure if it was the gin and tonic in your hand or your excruciating dry spell
that made him so attractive. Through your hazy vision you attempted to trace
the outline of the man who stood two inches too close to you, his choice of
poison intoxicating you further. His elbow, steady against the bar, supported
his lithe frame as his gaze found yours through locks of blonde hair.
to your cheeks, turning your pink glow into a deep shade of crimson, and you
pray that the bar’s dim lighting would shield you from the embarrassment. You
flash your new neighbor a stupidly wide smile only to receive a smirk in
return, why the fuck did liquid courage make you look like a fool instead of
seductress? You’ve done nothing but solidify the fact that you haven’t gotten
dicked down in a year at this welcoming party by freezing up whenever a male so
much as looked your direction. Why did you agree to come to this gathering where
you knew no one anyways? It was your ex-boyfriend who played the friendly
neighbor with this apartment’s college inhabitants, and you didn’t bother to
follow up with any of the friendships since you kicked the bastard out all
those nights ago.
this is inspired by
Jim’s in the closet with Joe video and I am not sorry at all. To understand all
the clothes I mention go check out the video!
Word Count: 2250
Rating: R (Smut)
I hope you guys enjoy!
It was nice to have a boyfriend who had a fashion sense,
because it meant your closet doubled in size. You rummaged through the closet
you both shared, trying to pick your outfit for the day.
“Can’t find anything to wear?” Joe grinned, sliding past you
to grab a hat from the top shelf. He was already dressed and ready for the day.
“I vote you just stay in that.” He looked you up and down, eyes narrowed. You
blushed a bit, but you loved it. After buying two bra and panty set options for
valentine’s day, you weren’t about to let one of them go to waste, and it was
so comfy you really would be content to wear it all day.
“Maybe I will,” you grinned. He groaned in exasperation,
grabbing your hip and pulling you closer to him. He pressed a hard kiss to your
lips, one you knew too well. One that meant something a bit more than usual.
“Don’t do this to me baby, you know I’ve got meetings all
day,” his head dropped to your shoulder, his hands tracing your skin.
“The sooner you leave the sooner you’ll get back,” you
whispered, walking him backwards out of the closet, pressing kisses to his lips
along the way.
“Or I could just cancel for the day. There are some things I
would much rather do right now,” he murmured, holding you closely.
“Nope. Go on,” you teased him, pressing one last kiss to his
now swollen lips before pushing him back. He stumbled slightly, rolling his
eyes before they settled to look at you again.
“When I get home then? Please?” He pouted at you. You didn’t
want him to leave, hell, you wanted nothing more than to throw him onto the bed
right that moment and get on with it. But you also knew how fun the day would
be if you drug it out. One of his favorite things was when you had missed him
all day; it made you both desperate to get your hands on each other.
“Depends on if you can make it through all your meetings. If
you make it through the day, then yes.” A smile played on your lips, and his
eyes narrowed again, suspicious.
“What’re you up to?”
“Nothing. Now go on, you’re going to be late.” You danced
over and pressed another kiss to his lips before he turned to leave. He looked
back at you once more before he left, but you only put on your best innocent
smile and gave him a wave.
You waited just long enough to be sure that his meeting had
started, occupying yourself with making breakfast and coffee. You headed back
into the closet, plan in mind. His meeting were usually loose, so you knew he’d
be looking at his phone occasionally.
I donno why but I really, really, like really like Yoann’s Supergroom design. it honestly beats any and all superhero design I’ve ever seen ever. except for like some designs from the black panther movies
For my 1000 followers prompt-a-thon, @stultiloquentia asked for some fiber witch Dex, due to my tags on this post. I’ve been fighting with this story for days, as a result, because it turns out I have so many thoughts about this, it was hard to wrestle them into a coherent story. Hopefully you’ll think it turned out okay!
College, Dex was finding, was both harder and easier to
navigate than he’d anticipated. Classes and hockey practice he’d expected, and
he mostly had a handle on those. But all the interpersonal stuff was…
Shitty thought it was because he was from a small town (and
Dex and Bitty had shared some long-suffering looks about Shitty’s assumptions
about people from small towns). Ransom thought it was because he was the first
person in his family to go to college (which wasn’t true, but he was the first
person in his immediate family to go to 1) a private college 2) outside of
Maine, so whatever). Holster thought it was because Dex joined him in his
hatred of 90% of the population (partially true; people were very annoying).
Chowder thought it was because Dex was stressed out (and then offered to help
him with his CS homework; a far more useful response, in Dex’s opinion). Nursey
just thought it was because he was a conservative asshole.
Shockingly, none of them ever thought to guess it was
because he was a witch living with people who didn’t know for the first time.
REQUEST: Damon and reader. Where the reader is there for Damon throughout everything and he finally realized he’s in love with her!
Doppelgängers. The Originals. The race for the Cure. Heretics. Gemini Coven.
Damon Salvatore and his friends had seemed to have been through it all. Way more than what regular people would ever have to go through. But of course, they weren’t regular people. They were dead. Well, some of them.
I was in a Leo mood. There were no Leo prompts. Enjoy.
It was a nice afternoon. Because it was
Saturday, you had the day off of school. Therefore, you were hanging out in the
lair until your plans later that day.
When you walked into the home of your
boyfriend and his brothers, he was sitting in his spot, meditating.
“Hey,” You greeted him quietly, not wanting
to startle him as you had accidently done so many times before. “How are you?”
“Better now,” His eyes were still closed,
but a smile pulled at his lips. “I missed you.”
“I missed you too.” You set your bag down
on the couch and walked closer to him. “How are things?”
“Things are good.” He finally opened those
blue, blue eyes that made you want to melt. “I thought you had plans.”
“Not until later. Going out for dinner and
a movie with my aunt.”
“Ah, sounds fun.”
“It will be.” You kissed his cheek and took
his huge hand in both of yours. “But I had to see you first. School was so
stressful this week.”
“Hey, how about we make some tea and talk
“It was just tests and stuff. Nothing conversation-worthy.
But tea sounds nice.” He stood up and pressed a kiss to your forehead. The tall
turtle towered above you, but he really did love how short you were compared to
him. It was cute. Every time he looked down at you, it reminded him how lucky he
was to be dating anyone at all, let alone a perfect little human like you. He
walked to the kitchen with you.
A few hours later, you and your aunt Becky
were sitting in a booth at your favorite diner. You had ordered your burgers
and shakes with a shared basket of fries, and were talking a bit about
everything. You had lived with your aunt for a year or so, but when you
graduated high school, you got an apartment with some friends to go to college
on the other side of the city. However, you still liked to see her, so you had
weekly lunches and every month you went to see a movie with her.
“So, how are your classes going?”
“They’re all right. Had a few tough tests
the other week, but I think I passed them, so it’s all right.”
“And your relationship status?”
“Still with Leo.” You replied.
“Ah Leo. The elusive Leo. Will I ever get
to meet this mysterious boyfriend of yours?”
“Eventually, I’m sure.” You lied. In all
honesty, you weren’t sure Rebecca Vincent, the chief of security would ever be
able to handle the giant mutant that was your boyfriend without pulling out her
taser. So at least for the time being, she couldn’t meet him. Not yet. “He’s
great. I think you’d really like him. Brave, patient, smart. I think he’d be a
cop if he had his druthers.”
“Sounds like a very nice young man.” She
smiled and nodded. Finally, your meal arrived.
“He is. So how’s work?”
“Oh you know…same old.” Your aunt knew you
couldn’t handle hearing about the four giant mutant turtles the police force
had been working with these days. You did not know she knew your boyfriend, and
she did not know that one of the heroic turtles was dating you.
“Well, it is New
York.” She clinked her glass against yours.
“Cheers to that.”
After the movie, you and your aunt walked
out of the theater, and no sooner did she get a call. You didn’t catch much of
the conversation. Just a little.
“Mmhmm. Yeah. Yes. Okay. I understand that,
but- yes. I can be there. In a few. Do you mind if I…nevermind. I’ll be there.”
She hung up and looked at you with an unspoken question. “Come on, (Y/N). I
think…well, I think it’s about time I introduced you to some friends of mine.”
Never could you have imagined what she meant.
A few minutes in a cop car and you were
there, an empty underpass. You got out of the car and looked up at the…familiar
green van. Oh my God. No freaking way. This was not happening. But sure enough,
your aunt rapped her fist against the car door and out they came. Raph, then
Mikey, then Donnie, then Leo, whose blue eyes widened the moment he saw you
“What are you doing
“I could ask you the same thing.”
“Wait.” Your aunt looked between you and
Leo a few times and suddenly it dawned on her. Boyfriend Leo was elusive after
all, and with good reason. This was why you hadn’t introduced her to him yet,
and it explained every description of him you had ever given her. “You two are…”
“Aunt Becky, this is my boyfriend Leonardo.”
is your aunt?!” Leo whisper-yelled. You only nodded.
“Well, after everything I’ve heard about
you, you appear to be quite the catch, Leo. Now, you treat my niece right or
else. You hear?”
“Of course, ma’am.” Leo nodded
respectfully. His blue, blue eyes fixed themselves on you. “I wouldn’t dream of
treating her any differently.”
You and Leo was something Rebecca would have
to get used to. But the gentle smiles, the heartfelt laughs, the quiet moments,
the sight of you running into his muscular arms of him holding you against his
plastron, it meant the world to see both of you happy. And more importantly,
she knew he could protect you. She knew he would be good to you, treat you
He was so careful with you, so gentle. He
opened doors for you, pulled out your chair and pushed you in at every dinner.
He helped you get things off of high shelves, grabbed your coat and your purse
on your way out of the lair and/or your aunt’s apartment when the two of you
went over for dinner, which was much more frequently now.
Honestly, she was just excited to call him
How sure was she that the two of you were
going to get married? Pretty sure. Leo had shown her the ring.
Rika is back and MC gets sick at the same time she feels abandoned. Part 1 (x) | Part 2 (x) | Part 3 (x) | Part 4 (x) | Part 5 (x)
Rika felt a sense of satisfaction
She got off being the one everyone considered the most
sure, she lead MC to the RFA
sure she made a lot of trouble for MC and the rest of the members
But the one thing she did not want anyone to forget or even ever know really was
it also meant she could take her out of rfa with ease
And they wouldn’t ever know it was her or care if all went to her plan
– Yoosung –
From the last time MC invited Yoosung over, he remembered where she now lived
Why didn’t I visit her sooner?
Yoosung made his way to her building, knocking repeatedly and waiting for a response
Where is she? It’s almost midnight…
He almost gave up when she didnt answer either calls, text, or the door
Rika! Yoosung was surprised to see his cousin walk by
“Yoosung, what are you doing here so late?”
I came to see if MC is okay, shes been MIA for a while
“She’s fine! I talked to her not too long ago and she said that she was going to visit her family for a few weeks. I forgot to tell you guys about it too… sorry.”
It’s fine, don’t worry about it! Though, it would have been better if she told us herself…
“I dont know the details, but something about one of her family members being recently diagnosed with a terminal illness.. Yeah, it was terrible. She said they started to cough blood and she went to go help them through the process. Poor MC.”
You’re genuinely concerned for MC, you’re so nice Rika.
“Ofc, shes a memeber of the rfa too!”
Sorry, its just i know you dont know her that much, but im glad you guys get along well. Do you know when she’ll be back?
“I think after the funeral. Though it may be longer since i dont know how shell be okay after all of that. Next time we talk, ill ask her, okay? How about we go visit V? Im sure hes awake and wouldnt mind if you came over for a sleep over”
Yoosung felt like a huge boulder had been lifted from his shoulders now that he knew MC was physically okay
He felt bad that she didnt tell anyone that she was leaving to tend to a sick family member
But he felt that he would forgive her since she seemed more of a private person
I should get her a gift basket when she comes back; poor MC will be greiving when she returns- I could add chocolates and that coffee she likes with an uber soft blanket. Yeah, i wil do that for sure when RIka tells me when she comes back
Yoosung wanted to be a shoulder for MC when she came back since she was there for him when Rika was gone
he wanted to prove to her and himself and RIka that he was more than just a college student who played a lot of video games; that he was also a capable man
– Zen –
Zen has entered the chatroom.
Zen: MC! Please call me when you get this!
Rika: Zen, I forgot to tell everyone that MC went back to her home country to take care of a sick family member. I didnt want to say anything right away but she told me just recently that it may be a while before she returns because of how bad things are …
Jahee has entered the chatroom.
Jahee: Oh no that’s terrible. Is her family member in that bad of condition for MC to leave without saying bye?
Rika: I am afraid so. From what I know, they are really ill that it is now deemed terminal.
Zen: Oh man, i really thought something happened to MC
Rika: What do you mean?
Zen: I dont know, I thought maybe she got bored of us and left us or something happened to her health wise. I hope she knows that we are all here for her when she comes back
Rika: Dont jinx anything! I’ll let her know though that you were worried whenever we talk again ^^
Jahee: Please do. Id feel much better though if I could talk to her soon. Do you think you can let her know to call me please?
Rika: I will pass the message along!
Zen: me too please, I really miss her :c
Rika: I will, you guys worry too much ^^ dont worry guys, everything will be perfectly fine ^^
Zen: alighty then, i gotta go and meet some directors to talk about my wonderful gorgeous face making its appearance on stage soon, bye~
Jahee: Oh my heart!
Rika: Good luck!
Zen has left the chatroom.
He didnt trust Rika
He didnt even trust Jahee at the moment
He knows he saw MC at the store that night
And it seems highly unlikely that she would just leave without explaining the situation
Especially if someone she cared about was really sick
– Jahee –
From what Mr. Han had been accumulating she knew what was going on somewhat
Though if the rest of rfa should know she didnt feel like she had a place to tell them
She did abandon MC just like the rest did
She wont deny that what the rfa did to MC was abandon her at a time she would have needed them
despite all MC probably gave up to help them
But she didnt want anyone to be in the unknown
Although, she didn’t know if Rika was lying or telling the truth maybe rika did know mc was sick and didnt want to tell because MC said so
Jahee didnt want to risk anything by letting the cat out of the bag cringing
For now all she felt like she could do was gather as much as she could about people with pneumonia
She would look into it since that was all Mr. Han told her
Maybe find some coffee as well for MC and maybe chocolates as she thinks about pleading for forgiveness
– Jumin –
He had no right to act like he should care for MC anymore
The moment they all left her, everyone in the rfa lost all the rights to care for MC
The only thing he could do was offer her the best treatment possible when he found out what she had it made him very uncomfortable to not know what she was suffering from
aside from the stabbing pains of being betrayed that he couldn’t fix for her
but that was only if Seven could find a way into breaking MC out of there
But he knew the longer they waited the worse she would get
When he saw MC through the camera on Sevens screen, he knew he never wanted to know what it felt to lose someone again
After he though rika died, he felt like his world tipped over
But if he loses MC, he knows he wont ever have a reason to go on living with himself
He did find comfort knowing that MC never seemed to have had lost her personality and all that made her so easy to be around
By the looks of it, it was all thanks to Paco who never seemed to leave her side
Are you almost done?
“I want her out of there as soon as possible as well, okay?”
Jumin was taken back with how Seven snapped
“Dont let it get to you, he always gets like this” the famous ‘Vanderwood’ who leaned on the side of the wall said
I dont want to know
He decided he didnt want to get into what Seven did on his own time also bc ‘Miss’ Vanderwood was slightly scaring him
“Just get the IP address so we can get there and go”
“I cant just do that! Well, I can but there seems to be more stuff this guy is feeding me atm and its all about MC”
“Look at it when you get her out of there! Poor girl must be seconds away from kicking the stupid bucket”
“DOnt take it to heart, he gets angry when he has to wait before a job”
“Shut the fuck up, I still have my taser, you oaf”
What do you mean hes feeding you?
“I mean, this Unknown guy wants her found but for some odd reason he cant let her go… idk myself, but it looks like hes just doing his job”
“What makes you say that?”
“RIght here it says: Job. No. Yes.- Unknown”
Isnt that a good thing then? That means we can get MC out faster
JUmin didnt care for all the extra side stuff
He wanted to just get to the point and storm in there to save MC and take her to the doctors he had on standby
Just hurry up!
“I would want to bu- OH shit”
Jumins heart stopped for a millisecond thinking that MC died
When he didnt see anything abnormal on the screen that showed MC he was confused
But looking at what Seven saw
Is that Rika?
– 707 –
Watching RIka give MC injections of unknown substances made him physically want to scream
Why would she do that?
What was she even giving MC?
Where is Unknown?
“Damn, white loaf can really go on strong” he ignored Vanderwoods snide comment focusing on V holding MC down so Rika could give her another injection
“Let’s go now Seven, no more playing around!”
Okay okay, let me just get this on my laptop so we can watch as we go
“If we take my helicopter we could be there quicker”
Yeah lets do that
Seven was in a daze
As he looked into the breadcrumbs Unknown was giving him
He began to wonder why Unknown even took MC away if he was going to help them in the end
Unless he too was forced into do this all
But why would Rika do this? What could she gain from this?
Seven turned to look at Jumin who looked at him when they heard MC’s voice
“Ready or not here it comes~” Rika sang
“You both may want to look away” Seven heard Vanderwood say before turning away
Not once had he ever looked away from the screen while on the job
You begged her to stop
Whatever it was, it wasn’t the same anymore
You began to remember names and faces but you couldn’t match them together
Please stop this, it hurts!
“Sweetie, you’re dying anyways, this is me being merciful and helping you go faster. Be thankful.”
What about that other stuff? What was that other stuff?
“It will all be over quickly if you just listen to her, please MC”
You turn to look at the stranger with the sunglasses: who’s MC?
Am I MC? Are they talking to me ?
You think you know them but you can’t match any faces or names at all
“I’d ask if you have any last words you want me to give to someone but at this point, you probably don’t know if you have any friends or family “
You shake your head trying to think
Somewhere someone has to know who you are
Why can’t I talk?
You panic; thrashing your body away from the woman and man
“Stop it!” You hear it before you feel a stinging sensation on your cheek
“Like I said,you’re already dying “ the woman says as she huffs for air
The look on her face scares you
It looks like she’s enjoying whatever is happening
“You should never talk to strangers “ you feel the weight of something hard crash on you holding your face down on the now cold floor
“Don’t ever go to places you don’t know”
The pressure intensifies making your head build more pressure like it will explode
“Rika, that’s too much” you hear the man from earlier
Help me please! you silently beg
You wonder why he doesn’t help you
“Stay out of this V”
You feel something stab your shoulder
Then you don’t feel anything at all
– Vanderwood –
Seven was annoying
Richie rich was annoying
They all were pissing him off
The rush to get to where this girl was chaotic
He was used to the silence that Seven would accompany him with
But not like this
This silence was deafening and suffocating
– V –
He didnt want to harm MC
she was one of the good ones
but he didnt want to make Rika any worse than she already was
He knew 707 or Jumin must have caught on by now
with the help he got from Unknown, he knew they would make it but not soon enough
He made sure that whatever happened; it would all be on him
Even if MC may never wake up again
even if Rika would spend a lot of time in the hospital
even if Jumin and everyone in the RFA should come to hate him
even if he should become the villain;
he would do whatever it takes to preserve Rika’s legacy and love and pride
He just needed for MC to hold onto life
She was already sick
and the medication he had replaced with the medication Rika wanted Unknown to give her seemed to have been working
He made sure Unknown gave her the treatment she needed
But he didnt anticipate for Rika to inject her with a strong dose of whatever she had made for MC
By the looks of it
it definitely was not the same that he had Unknown give her
– Unknown –
Any minute now, it would all be over
one way or another, MC would no longer suffer
He knew that by lying to Rika he was compromising his safety as well as Saeyoung’s
But he couldnt kill MC slowly
not with what RIka had made for her
Instead, he made sure he gave her the medication she needed
he made sure that Saeyoung would find the bread crumbs he left
He expected Rika to pull something big for the finally so he made MC an antidote to what Rika had
he didnt give it to her yet but he would have to leave it for Saeyoung to find if Paco didnt find a way of getting the vile out of his jacket before they got to MC
All he needed now was to find a way to make amends
To MC and to everyone else
but he would do that after he found a way to forgive himself and Saeyoung
because if he didnt make him hate him; none of this would have happened
and MC would have had treatment for this and have never been involved
When would Saeyoung see how toxic both were to everyone else?
Especially to someone good and simplistic and perfectly normal like MC.
Did Saeyoung even know?
Did his brother know how toxic both brothers were to everyone?
summary: You attend one of Natasha’s office parties against your will and end up meeting a charming stranger who turns out to be the person who runs the company. (AU; CEO!Bucky)
characters: Bucky Barnes x Reader (F), Natasha Romanoff, mentions of Sam word count: 943 warnings: none A/N: Hm, guess I’m really into this series. Here’s the second part already. Thanks for the responses to the first part! :)
It took a few seconds for Natasha’s words to sink in.
Her boss. Her fucking boss. You knew Natasha was the CEO’s executive assistant, so this means that this James Barnes–kind, charming, unrealistically cute stranger to you just a few seconds ago–was the CEO.
You just couldn’t believe it. You didn’t know whether to laugh or to run away out of humiliation because you basically just told the person paying for everything that his party sucked!
You silently begged for the walls to close in on you or for the ground to swallow you whole right then and there.
I wanted to try my hand at a trope I enjoy but have never written before. Let’s see how it worked out, lol. Rated M for sexy reasons.
As the applause for Peeta’s speech died down, Mr. Mellark lifted up his drink to toast his son. There had to be over three hundred people in the room, but Peeta’s voice and hands were steady. Winning over a crowd was what he excelled at.
“Thank you for trusting me to take over as CEO,” Peeta said into the microphone. “I promise to give everything I have to this company. While we will miss your dedication, passion, and leadership, I promise there are only bright days ahead for Mellark Tech.”
More applause. A few whistles, probably from his closest friends Finnick and Johanna.
“Now I need to take a moment to thank the most important person in my life: my beautiful fiancée, Katniss.”
Katniss smiled and ducked her head as everyone swiveled in their seats to find her table.
“She has been nothing but patient and encouraging these past two months as I worked nights and weekends to prepare for my new role. She knows how often I lose track of time when I’m in the middle of a project, so thank you for always making sure I ate dinner. While she may not know her way around the kitchen, there’s no one better at ordering takeout.” The audience laughed, and he flashed them a charming smile. “I’m so proud to have you by my side as I take this next step. I promise to make time for you, for us, even as I continue to work hard to support your shopping habit.”
More laughter. A few men in the room elbowed their wives.
“Thank you for coming out this evening to celebrate my father’s retirement. Enjoy dinner! And don’t forget, it’s open bar.” He winked and walked back to his table to thunderous applause.
Katniss stood when he reached his chair. She leaned in for a hug, pressed her mouth against his cheek, and whispered, “I’m going to stab you with the salad fork.”
Kind of like actors, but not exactly? Like… they get paid to be cartoon characters? Which would explain why they never feel the need to get jobs, because they’re literally being payed to remain unemployed losers?? 😂
It’s just a fun little idea I was playing around with. :0c I might draw some more later, if I can figure out how to articulate it better… 😅
"Lmfao alright, knew that was gonna happen, let's take it from the top, folks.
"My form is but a vessel, a concentration of mass and inertia transporting my innards from point A to point B. I actually meant to fall down all of those stairs, fuck you."
"This world has cards up its sleeve that I cannot even begin to understand. Nature, an insurmountable force, a parent-- and me, the runt of the litter, a burden on its back. It would sooner see me die than allow me to further feed off of its lifeblood. The hand's against me now. I do not belong within the physical plane but somewhere else, distant."