Imagine Steve in an AU where he adopts the Maximoff twins!
“So Friday tells me if you
want to stay, we have to get started, like yesterday
on your alphabet soup visa type applications because it can take a while and
like—Friday, can you explain it?” Tony
flashed a quick smile. “Pepper usually handles this sort of thing. Sorry.”
“Sure, boss. Their B
visas expire in approximately 4 months.
They’ll need to apply for an H1-B if they want to stay. Though, it’ll be a stretch. I’m not sure if the government will consider
what they do as ‘skilled labor’. Worth a
shot, and they’re familiar with Stark Industries sponsoring visas. We just have to hope they make it through the
Pietro quirked an
eyebrow. “And if we don’t?”
“-We can find a way. Right?”
Tony glanced towards the ceiling.
“We might be able to get you back on an L visa, if we can set you up in
our Sokovia branch. It’s mostly a
foundation, but it’d be just about all we have left as an option. A green card would be an option, too, but
it’d take some time. More than we have.”
After Sokovia, with the twins joining the Avengers in a not-so-low-profile move to the Tower, the government was asking a lot of questions about their allegiances and intent. Tony had lawyers for that, but they were still working on the best way to legally keep the Maximoffs in the country. They kept coming up short. Tony dropped heavily onto
a couch with a groan. “Uggghhh. This is why Pepper does all this. What the hell.”
“Or” Steve had come out of nowhere, dropping a folder onto the glass
table. “We do an adult adoption.”
“Can you do that?” Tony sat up straighter.
“I’ll have to look into it, boss.
But without any living parents, provided they consent, Captain Rogers
should be able to.”
Wanda smiled slyly. “Is that why you give Vision side-eye? Do you
disapprove of the relationship we may or may not have?”
Pietro laughed. “You do a great Disappointed Dad face. I will not call you Dad, though.”
Steve grinned. “I don’t expect you would.”
Wanda glanced over the
paperwork Steve had brought. “Ok. Yes.
But,” she pointed a finger at Steve, “only if you promise to stop
looking so suspicious of Viz.”
Steve held up his
hands. “Sorry, ok.”
Tony clapped his hands
together. “This is great. I’ve gotta go organize a party. Adoption shower. Something.
There’ll be cake. It’s gonna be
great. Friday! Friday, take care of Steve’s paperwork.”
Square could have made FFXV’s ending hit even harder than it did.
I was watching the final cutscene again because it struck me that it’s odd that the three chocobros should show up even briefly if they aren’t dead, and it got me thinking that Square could have pulled a Sailor Moon on the whole thing:
Imagine Noctis’ power, even bolstered by that of the old kings - by the strength his father’s blade - was just barely shy of what it would take to finish things. And then, just as his body’s breaking apart in its attempts to subdue the scourge, as it looks like for all he’s lost he’s come so far only to fail, each of his friends “appears” - Prompto, the hand on his sword-arm. Gladio, resting a meaty palm on one shoulder. Ignis, the last, steeling his grip upon the other to steady him. Lending Noctis the remainder of the strength they could have saved for themselves and the lives they might have lived.
Noctis acknowledging their sacrifices with strained voice, one by one: “Prompto.” “Glads.” “…Specs.” (A beautiful juxtaposition to how we are originally introduced to them - by how they save him in the Ifrit fight at the game’s beginning).
And they are the ones, ultimately - the friends who have stood by him, who stand by him still - who make all the difference.
Had to wake everyone up before dawn so we could get on the road. I told them if we want to get the cable car running again and not spend days doing it, we’d have to leave with the sunrise. If you listened to them complain, you’d think I was asking them to do something unspeakable.
Everyone promptly fell asleep in the car. Well, except Gladio. He had to complain about the cats being left in Caem first and made me promise we’d go visit them while we were out. Then he fell asleep.
At least we got it running before dark, but there’s no chance we’ll make it all the way to Caem today. We haven’t even made it to Ravatogh yet. Guess we’re camping.
If I don’t kill them before dawn, it’ll be a miracle
This is for @ohbelieveyoume, you’re such a good mom! I thought you could take care of Rafi too! I hope you and your little one feel better soon!
It had been a busy morning at work, but you were finally done. Thanking your lucky stars that it was a half day, you walked out of the office. Taking your phone out of your bag, you looked down at the notifications; 5 missed calls from Carmen! You panicked and almost dropped your phone.
Why was Carmen calling you repeatedly?
With shaking hands, you hit the “call back” button and waited anxiously for an answer.
“ADA Barba’s office, Carmen speaking, how may I help you?”
“Oh thank God, you need to come down here right now!” Carmen sounded relieved to hear your voice, not worried, not that this abated your fears.
“Why? What…Is Rafael okay?”
“Right now, it’s not him I’m worried about!”
“What is that supposed to mean?”
“Have you seen him today?”
“It would be great if you could come and take him home.”
“Carmen, do you think you could be a little bit more specific about what is going on?”
“Your boyfriend is sick and is terrorizing everyone in the office. Specific enough for you? He is yelling at the interns, he made one of them cry! The paralegals are nowhere to be seen. And if I catch whatever he has, I’m holding you personally responsible. Now could you please come and deal with this?” Carmen said all of this in a fierce whisper.
1. Yay Deeks. I’ve wanted that Hetty scene for three seasons.
2. Yay Kensi. She was never going down without one hell of a fight.
3. Miguel Ferrer deserves so much credit for working so hard while being so sick. He was a terrific actor, a great presence on the program and someone who will truly be missed. I don’t know what they are going to do about the character. Granger was the voice of reasoned dissent when the team - from making the team come up with a plan to free Janvier to making Sam do burpies to prove he was field ready. Telling Nell she was great at field work - a nice final way to remember him.
4. While I was suspicious of Joelle from the beginning, I always thought she was going to somehow be connected to Callen’s father and not there as a CIA mole. I would imagine Sam going home to tell Michelle that Kam’s teacher was the same woman who worked with the folks who put Aiden in danger is going to be one hell of a talk.
5. Callen should not take his anger out on that innocent table. Give it to a family in need. Setting the bed on fire is a different story.
6. Didn’t want the Deeks/Kensi proposal there. I want something nice - maybe their anniversary of being partnered up.
7. With Debra Jo Rupp and Martin Mull, I think the next episode probably has some high comedy moments for Kensi and Deeks - I think that will be a nice palette cleanser. The X Files never figured that out until way too late in their run. You have a big episode like tonight, do a Lone Gunmen episode or a flashback to the start of the X Files division in 1953 with the next episode.
So I don’t really post here very much anymore, but I thought I’d say hey and let you all know what’s up!
A few months ago, tumblr got kinda bad for me - I now disagree with a lot of how this platform works. People can share your work however they want, and work can never fully be removed from this site, even with account deletion. These features take power away from creators over their own work. I appreciate that many other artists have found success with their communities on this platform, but I don’t feel supported by the site itself, and I just don’t personally think that it’s a good outlet for my final work. If and when some of these issues are addressed, I’ll consider using tumblr to share my work more actively. Right now, I just don’t want to deal with it, or consider these implications when posting my art.
I’m way more active on twitter, instagram and twitch. I post everything on twitter, art goes on instagram, and I live my life on twitch, where I stream painting live almost daily. If you like my work, please come see me on these other sites!
Thanks for your support here over the years. This profile will of course remain to direct reblogged work back to me, and I’ll check in on notes every once in a while - just don’t expect much new stuff here.
My face again! With my newly cut hairs 😍 This is very much needed! And I love it!
**Update** I’ve been a terrible tumblrite lately and with my time sorta evening out now, I can get my time management together finally with work life. So, while I complete a few things I’ve been trying to put out (my muse slipped a little bit lately 😞) I’m going to try and get through some of my drafts and the amazing works I’ve been tagged in :D fic recs coming!
Sit tight because what I’ve posted about it coming here quick! I have not forgotten and I’m super excited. Stay tuned!
So the Eskrima instructor at my studio recently finalized a work
contract with the Mexican government to go train police officers, and
he’s gone for around six months potentially longer. SO the headmaster of
the studio has decided that since I’ve trained the most consistently
with the old instructor that I should now be the one instructing the class.