Closed Starter (askloki-andthor) - The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway
Vanya sighed softly, looking up at the menu board before her in the coffee shop. Her father was working late again - as he always seemed to do since his wife passed away the previous year - and it was up to her to find something to eat. Again. That meant, with what little food there was in the cupboards, that she’d gone out for the third time that week.
She didn’t mind too much; the coffee shop had always been her favorite place. But she was quickly growing tired of her usual turkey wrap and large mocha latte. But, she did what she had to do, and with a force smile, Vanya took her order and sat at her usual spot in the cafe, away from the windows and the icy chill they held thanks to the winter weather. Yet she couldn’t help but shiver a bit as the door opened, the small chime signaling another patron had entered the building.
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.
So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us. There are other forces at work in this world Frodo, besides the will of evil. Bilbo was meant to find the Ring. In which case, you were also meant to have it. And that is an encouraging thought.
i’m listening to a fahc ryan playlist rn and i just love that boy so much. like, fahc ryan who ran away from home at a young age bc of his shitty family and had to turn to shady means of making money in order to survive. fahc ryan who is severely mentally ill but has never been able to get treatment. he’s scared and angry and has no control over his own mind and it terrifies him. fahc ryan who kills anyone who shows any sort of care towards him, mostly out of panic bc it’s something he’s never experienced. he knows what manipulation is like and he has no trust in anyone but his abilities. fahc ryan who almost shoots geoff when he tries to recruit him. he has the gun to geoff’s head as mogar points his gun at ryan, but to ryan’s shock instead of being frightened, geoff fucking laughs. a loud, bold snort that has mogar putting his own gun away and folding his arms across his chest. he looks at ryan and tells him that he’s not scared of him. that’s the first time ryan’s ever heard someone say that. ryan grew up with psychopathic symptoms - he was isolated as a child because the other kids were scared of him, their parents would tell them to stay away from the scary loner who talks to himself under his breath and presses his hands over his ears. his parents kicked him out because they didn’t want a mentally ill kid, didn’t want the burden. and ryan’s furious for a moment bc who is this tosser and why doesn’t he hate him how dare he but he sees the kindness in geoff’s eyes and realises that they actually want him on the crew and they aren’t scared of him. fahc ryan who is so fiercely loyal and protective of the band of misfits he calls his family. he still has days when he can’t look anyone in the eye and his hands shake and he gets so angry at the affection the crew show him, but those days are lessening. fahc ryan who is mentally ill and is so so loved by his friends, who never treat him like he’s different. he gets the treatment he needs and, even though it will never really disappear, gets better and learns how to cope.
Stars are boring. All they do is glow a bit and they’re not even really there or they’re just incredibly far away and dead, something like that. Gordon couldn’t care less about stars, except that John loves them and loves talking about them, and Gordon loves John, so Gordon will listen to him blather on for quite a while before trying to change the subject.
The ocean is uninteresting. It’s featureless and wet and there are fish and boats in it. The universe does not have creepy monsters floating around in it, thankfully, although Gordon’s attempts to change the subject are amusing as a distraction. Giant space squids are not a thing, and whales cannot swim in the Milky Way. But for Gordon’s sake, John allows for the possibility that hulking wrecks of derelict ships could be gathering space-coral, because of positive ions. And John’s a little impressed that Gordon was listening when he was explaining to Alan how the first Deep Space spacecraft’s engines worked.
Of course, says Gordon. I’m always listening when it’s important.
So I really shouldn’t be up all night doing fanart but I have been, and I wanted a drabble to accompany this but I came up with this instead. Just, you know, John and Gordon are opposites but they’re the same. I’m pretty pleased with this one actually.