Blistering heat stung her eyes, blinking didn’t alleviate her discomfort. Of all the things she expected to find, this wasn’t it.
Natsu stood, eyes a glistening white. Neither the amber of a dragon or the black of E.N.D. Blank, an emptiness where his soul resided.
Lucy stood, calling into the void and silence answered. Waiting desperately for some form of recognition, she noticed the white vapours moulding to his body before dispersing into the night air. Fire decimating the woodland, the call of creatures fleeing echoed her own internal strife. It felt like she had failed, falling short at last moment. Self-doubt whispering she had taken too long.
Fighting back feelings of helplessness, the old Lucy had no place in this situation, or at this time. Wasting seconds meant choices are made with real consequences. Dithering came with a high price, contrary to the fairy tales that spoke of fair maidens awaiting their prince. Life or death, good or evil, all are decided with a lack of action.
Waiting for prince charming didn’t sit right. She’s bringing Natsu back, no matter the cost.
“Please…” She said, voice cracking and throat constricting as dryness swept through her cavern. Soot and smoke clogging her airway with alarming quickness. Coughing, head pounding, she felt her heart pumping rapidly as she struggled to coordinate her limbs.
Squinting, she found Natsu’s face as he threw his head back, the high-pitched scream sending shock waves into the surrounding area. The sound wasn’t ferocious. Instead, it made her toes curl, dread tightening her diaphragm. Lucy knew the cry of a dying man.
Taking a deep breath, she steadied her nerves. Today they will overcome evil.
One more time.
Propelling forward, ignoring the searing pain as scalding embers blistered her skin, she latched onto him.
If talking didn’t work then force it had to be, fear provoking the use of her greatest weapon. Lucy Hearfilia will not be ignored.
He knows that this is a dangerous game, but he can’t stop himself from being pulled closer and closer every time. Dazai is like a drug, one that he can’t quit. He comes around, and Chuuya falls for him all over again, even though he knows that he’ll never feel the same. It’s a ride, around and around, with Chuuya’s number on his speed dial, and a change of clothes at Dazai’s place. It turns into long nights, when Dazai is sick and Chuuya cooks him a week’s worth of leftovers to keep (scowling, because he should be able to take care of himself at that age but he can’t), when Chuuya drives him home from shady clubs and risky business deals. And when Kouyou listens to him on the phone, she tells him to cut off ties, but he can’t even bring himself to start. Because somewhere along the line, he had fallen in love. But that was one emotion that Dazai would never reciprocate.
One of my alien characters is stuck in this never-ending makeover because I can’t decide what I want his atrocious alien design to look like. I want it to look like ALL the terrible things. But you can only slap so many monsterly body parts onto a design before it starts going from “critter” into “clutter”.
Just cause I'm feeling angsty today,do you think Harry ever had moments with people or his kids when he realized just before he did or said something Bad that he had been warped just a bit by his abusive upbringing?Like he realized that the dursleys really messed with him and how he reacted to certain things his kids/niblings do and has to just step away a moment and take a breath.
This is a really great ask, and I have actually thought about this - but I always imagine it going the opposite way. He was punished and isolated so much as a child that he has a really hard time doing that to his own kids - especially not Teddy, who reminds Harry much, much more of himself than his own kids do. The part that’s a little bit more triggering for Harry is seeing Ginny, Andromeda, or anything of the other parents in his life yell at their children or dole out actual punishments.
The first time Ginny yelled at three year old James - for trying to break one year old Albus out of the crib and almost dropping him on his head - Harry had to leave. He took a long walk out across London and came back several hours later, not feeling any clearer.
He was so small, James, his eyes so wide and so happy and she’d just - He feels small, and guilty, and starving, having watched this tiny version of himself look so betrayed - he will not have the same life for his children as he had for himself, he won’t.
Ginny is sitting at the kitchen table when gets back, head in her hands. She looks up when Harry arrives, and her face contorts into a half scowl that portrays her relief more than her anger.
“You didn’t hurt him, did you?” he asks, dull and tired and resigned.
“Hurt who? James? Of course not -” Ginny begins, but then something clicks in her head, as if she’s just realized why Harry’d left. “Oh. Oh, Harry, I’m so sorry. We haven’t talked about…we’re going to need to talk about it. Discipline, alright? So we can teach them. I forgot it was a trigger for you, I’m sorry. I thought you just…” She runs her hands through her hair, slow and frustrated.
He sits down at the table next to her. “I can’t…I can’t yell at them. I won’t.”
“I know. But I can’t be the only one doing it.” Ginny scrubs her hands over her face, and Harry takes her wrist gently, kissing her skin.
“We’ll figure it out. We have to come up with a system that works.”
They sit at that table for hours, trying to figure out how they’re going to discipline their boys without triggering Harry. Harry cries twice, Ginny only once, but by the end of it, they have a plan that will work as long as everyone keeps control of their tempers.
All Harry wants to do is love his kids…why does that have to involve yelling at them?
to steve nothing had ever felt as right as the thought of proposing to catherine, to make her his wife.
he knows it took him some time to admit his feelings and to accept them but once it happened there was no way back. and he knows everyone said it was about damn time and it’s true but it also feels like the perfect moment for them. it just makes sense.
but when catherine left it wasn’t just his heart that broke, it was the dreams that he finally let himself think about that disappeared too. and it hurt, badly. and the ring box felt so heavy in his pocket.
but he also knows that no matter what he told her, about not waiting for her, that it wasn’t true. that he couldn’t help himself and that there would always be some part of him waiting for her. because nobody made him feel the way she did and he could never possibly love anyone else that much.
I'm feeling angsty so how would wanna one admit to their s/o that they cheated on them? ❤
Jisung, Minhyun, Daniel, Jihoon, Jinyoung, Daehwi would not be able to look you in the eyes. They would have their head hanging low as they keep on sighing. Honestly, they won’t know how to tell you because they loved you deeply and are aware of the huge mistake they’ve done and won’t think it’s any good hiding it from you. They would probably start tearing up unconsciously as they tell you what they’ve done. Their hearts would slowly break as they you cry and asking them to leave. They would try to hold you, but when you push their hands away, all of them would realize they lost you. I don’t think they would try arguing and probably just tell you how much they love you and how much it meant for them to have you in their life as they leave your apartment.
Sungwoon, Seongwoo, Jaehwan, Woojin, Guan Lin would be angry and not at you, but at them for being so stupid and falling into the charms of some random girl. They would probably curse over and over again and just wish they could turn back time and erase that horrible mistake. They would also be mad when telling you because they all knew they hurt you and most likely you won’t forgive them. They would all try and change your mind and probably be on their knees while yelling out your name and asking you to give them one more chance. They would forcefully hug you even if you push them away and try to calm you down if you are crying. They would tell you they love you and always did and even if it hurt and it would be the stupidest thing they will ever do in their life, if they see you not forgiving them, all would let you go.