(it’s been a rough week, lads - so the obvious solution is to write horrible things happening to percy, right…? one day, i will stop being so in love with the idea of ripley ruining percy’s life even after dying, but. today is not that day. written for the prompt “sabotage” on the hdmof discord.)
cw for mentions of past torture, general ripley things
He should have known, even in death, she’d find a way to hurt him.
The first time Animus misfires, it’s… unpleasant. He’s used to the scorched fingertips, the painful jolt up his arm, the too-hot metal and grinding noise and frantic panic mid-battle that he’s weaponless and defenceless – but this is more than that. This is a flash of fear, crawling up the back of his brain, animal-sharp and dragging with it a wave of memories he’s spent a long, long time pressing down into the dark.
He swallows, un-jams the guns, and presses them down again. Back where they came from, back into the pits of his mind, back where he’ll hopefully never have to see them again. He doesn’t want to think about them again, doesn’t want to think about her again, not ever – but especially not now, with a dragon bearing down on him and his friends bleeding into the snow around him.
Animus doesn’t stop misfiring, though. It’s not often, not even semi-regularly, but… it happens, every once in a while, the familiar heat-jolt, and the memories. Every time, they come back a little easier, a little sharper. His own screams crystal-clear in his ears. The blood and pain and fear like a knife to the gut.
Every time, they’re a little harder to press down. A little harder to send back to the dark.
i was never one to bash vegans, but once you become one and learn about everything.. it’s so easy to understand why vegans come off as angry and ‘annoying’ to some people. innocent animals are being slaughtered by the millions and the earth is literally dying and we’re not supposed to talk about it? we’re expected to just sit back and let people eat meat and wear leather and not even try to educate people on what doing that means? i literally wanna scream from the rooftops about what is happening and educate anyone who talks to me
<b>Jason:</b> *holding a doll that looks like Will Solace and speaks in a voice trying to mimick Will's* "You owe me at least three days in the infirmary. Starting now."<p/><b></b> *holds Nico's doll and mimicks Nico's voice* "T-three days? I suppose that would be okay."<p/><b></b> *Leo enters the Zeus Cabin*<p/><b>Leo:</b> ...Are you acting out the last scene of Nico's POV with dolls?<p/><b>Jason:</b> How long have you been there?<p/><b>Leo:</b> Ten seconds.<p/><b>Jason:</b> Then yeah, just the last scene.<p/></p>
I’ve been too sick to draw at home lately, so here’s a school doodle. I doodle at school a lot, actually, but I usually don’t post them. I might start posting sketches like these on my Patreon once I get it set up, tho (idk would anyone actually want to see these??? there… there are so many lol)
Also according to @hchano you need to know what’s happening in the last one, so basically Chat and Mari are chatting (padum ching) after Le Gamer (Mari feels guilty for endangering Adrien, and for being saved by him when *she’s* supposed to be the hero), and she’s like
Mari: You don’t understand, Chat. Adrien almost got hurt – vaporized – because of me. Because he was with me. Because he was trying to protect me. (*Chat pouty sad face*) And this isn’t even the first time! He was trapped by Kung Food because of me, too! (*Chat pouty sad face intensifies*) …I’m just bad luck. I wouldn’t be surprised if he never wants to see me again. *headknees*
Chat: I dunno about that, Princess.
Mari: *peeks up from knees* Mmm??
Chat: Trust me – I know bad luck, and you’re not it. In fact, you’re the opposite.
Chat: You helped me defeat Evillustrator. And you figured out who sabotaged your uncle’s soup. And you were more worried about Gamer getting Adrien than you.
Mari: You… really think that?
Chat: Sure. Everything turned out okay in the end, right? And I wouldn’t worry about that Adrien kid. Who knows? Maybe he’s glad he got an excuse to be close to you.
Mari: *panicked look at Chat*
AS ADRIEN, OR AS CHAT, HMMMMMM???? OH HO HO HOOOOO.
But yeah, would you guys actually want to see these if I put them on Patreon (at, like, a super low tier)?
Why must Nickelodeon hurt me this way? I mean it’s been 10 years. I’ve made my peace. I’ve moved on. I’ve found new shows to obsess over. New ships to love. New characters to cry about. I had forgotten all about Zoey and Chase up until this point. I’ve done my grieving. And now you cOME AND PULL THIS SHIT? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME???? WAS THIS SUPPOSED TO MAKE ME FEEL BETTER???? I WAS DOING FINE. I THOUGHT ZOEY AND CHASE WERE LIVING HAPPILY EVER AFTER SOMEWHERE DOING IDK WHAT BUT NOW??? NOW I KNOW THAT THEY ARENT EVEN TOGETHER IN THE CURRENT TIMELINE. NOW I HAVE 100 MORE QUESTIONS. WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM? DID THEY GET TOGETHER AND BREAK UP? WHY? WHEN? HOW? WILL CHASE FINALLY FIND HER AND WILL THEY LIVE HAPPILY EVER AFTER? BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY WHY YOULD YOU HURT ME THIS WAY NICKELODEON?