joyous event

Novel Length Friday

Sweet Philes, this week’s Novel Length Friday post is a special one.  @kateyes224 and @piecesofscully will be at Wizard World Comic Con, so to celebrate this joyous event, we will be using today’s post as a massive recap of every Novel Length fic we have rec’d so far!  Each link will take you to our original post where rating, word count, summary and such will be stated for you.  

So if you’re stuck at home waiting for Con and panel updates on tumblr, browse our list.  Catch up on whatever you may have missed.  Have a wonderful weekend, and we’ll see you on Sunday for our usual smut date.

Homicidal Tendencies by Swikstr

Comfortably Numb by Paige Caldwell

Universal Invariants by Syntax6

SN 1572 by Prufrock’s Love

A Butterfly in China by Nicknoc

Iolokus by RivkaT and Mustang Sally

The Lost by Wintersong

Folly by RivkaT

Julia and Gabriel by Mish

Erosion by Annie Sewell-Jennings

Diametrically Opposed by Mountainphile

Tikkun Olam by RivkaT and Mustang Sally

Promises to Keep by Prufrock’s Love

All that is Dark and Bright by Malibu Sunset

Secret World by Bonetree

Amish Country by Lolabeegood

The FBI’s Most Unwanted by LeiaScully

Quis Si by Trixie 

Dr. Scully’s School for Exceptional Boys by Prufrock’s Love

Only Skin Deep by Mimic117

so my stepmum is going to the big lesbian festival in Palm Springs (yeah everyone is queer in my family, it’s amazing) so her beautiful high rise flat is gonna be free for 10 days and I just want to host a host a dinner party and watch her box set of the L word (I lost mine) while drinking copious amounts of wine and laughing with friends about how dated the show seems now

but there’s just one down side……. I don’t have enough queer friends to host such a joyous event, dang it

Love Will Find a Way: Chapter 35

For the next few days, Alexa fell into a daze, it was as if her mind shut itself off to the world around; at one point, the faces that came in and out began to blur. Doctors presumed she was suffering from post-partum depression, but to everyone else, it became clear that her heart ached for the person that was missing from what was supposed to be a joyous event, even holding Nadia did little to ease her pain.

Whenever the tiny infant was cradled in her arms, Alexa barely even caught her eye, the threat of tears raining down her cheeks caused Alexa to repel any further contact with the newborn, in no short order; she would pass her off to a nurse. Ultimately, Lucia became the child’s sole caregiver, new stations from across the city were keeping its citizens updated as to the shooting of assistant district attorney Rafael Barba. Carisi, Rollins and Fin sat in the waiting room, listening to the news anchor spread word of the lack of leads in the investigation, Olivia paced the room; the last they heard of Barba’s condition was that he was in critical condition.

Carisi’s face sullied in despair, then after a moment, he said:
“I still can’t believe this is happening”

Fin chimed in, “Barba’s a tough bastard…he’ll get through this”

Rollins nodded lightly in agreement at her partner’s statement, she looked over towards Olivia, the fearless leader of SVU was on the verge of tears when the young detective stood up and walked over to her, as a form of comfort, she placed her hand on Liv’s shoulder.

“Hey…you ok?”

“I just can’t stop thinking about Alexa, I mean…the last time I saw her…I barely recognized her”

“She’s going through a lot right now…all we can do is give her as much love and support as we can”

“Rollins, she barely even looked at her baby after she was born…and even now, the only people taking care of her are the nurses and Lucia”

Rollins sighed, “What are you going to do?”

“I don’t know”

Alexa laid on the bed, across from her, Nadia was sound asleep in the little plastic makeshift bassinet, in an almost zombie like state, Alexa stared blankly ahead at the darkened TV screen hooked up to the wall. Suddenly, Nadia stirred in the bassinet and began crying softly at first, then in a matter of seconds, the poor thing started wailing; all the while, Alexa showed indifference towards her own child.

Olivia was halfway down the hall when she heard Nadia’s cries, when she made entry, it was beyond comprehension at the current situation, how could a mother just ignore her child’s pleas for attention and love; finally fed up with it all, she glared at Alexa. Before, she reached the bed, Olivia briefly exited the room and grabbed an incoming nurse; she asked the young woman to care for Nadia while the two women had a little chat, with a saddened expression, the young woman made haste and retrieved the screaming baby.

The moment they were alone, Olivia approached Alexa’s bed and with a stern look on her face, then she tore Alexa a new one.

“God, damn it Alexa, snap out of this…you have a daughter that needs you right now, I know you’re worried about Barba…we all are, but he wouldn’t want you to spend your days wallowing in self-pity. He’d want you to pick yourself up and take care of Nadia until he comes home to the two of you”

Olivia’s words appeared to have broken through Alexa’s self-induced catatonia, for at that moment, her dark brown eyes peered upward, and in a weak voice said:

“What if he doesn’t come home…what then? I can’t raise her without him…he’s all that I have…” fresh tears cascaded down her face, then Olivia reached out and graced her shoulder with her hand.

“Listen to me, you are not alone in this, you have me and you have Fin, Rollins and Carisi…as far as I’m concerned we are family like Lucia is to you…and I can promise you this, he will be coming home to you and Nadia…I have faith”

It took a moment for the words to sink in, but Alexa relented and propped herself up by her elbows, Olivia locked hands with Alexa as she lifted her off the bed. With a deep breath, she stood firmly before Liv and asked:

“Where’s Nadi, I want to see her”

“I’ll get her for you”

Another few minutes passed before she returned with the infant swaddled up in a pink blanket and sporting a matching beanie, a soft smile beamed over Alexa’s face as she carefully crept towards her sleeping baby.

“Can I hold her?”

“Of course”

Slowly, Olivia handed her off to Alexa, soft coos escaped her tiny lips as she was nestled into her mother’s arms, Alexa’s smile remained intact while she gazed at her small body; even as her tiny hands inched up the front of her hospital gown. Suddenly, Nadia’s eyes peered open, a warm feeling spread throughout Alexa’s body the moment their eyes linked; they were green like her father’s.

My beautiful daughter, she looks like me…but deep down, she has her father’s spirit…I can tell just by looking at her, my poor child…forgive me for not being there when you needed me, but from here on out…I promise to protect you and love with all my heart, the same goes for your father…and believe me, you will see him soon.

Her heart swelled with pride, this beautiful creature was created from their love and there was no way in hell that anyone was going to take that away from her or their daughter, for a brief second, she looked over at Olivia and questioned the status of Rafael’s condition.

“He’s in critical condition, but he’s stable”

“Can I see him?”

“I’ll find out”

Once again, she left the room, then upon her return, Olivia informed her that she had the all clear to take Nadia to see him in the ICU. A nurse helped Alexa on to an awaiting wheelchair as Olivia carried Nadia, after she handed her back, all four of them headed down towards Rafael’s room.

When they emerged, Alexa tried to compose herself as she looked upon the sight before her, an unconscious Rafael stretched out on the hospital bed hooked up to monitors with a breathing tube plugged into his mouth, his face was devoid of any color. Olivia rolled the wheelchair to the bed, eyes met briefly in a way where Olivia silently asked permission if they would be alright alone, to which she responded with a slight nod.

With that, Olivia gave the small family their privacy, Alexa turned back to her handsome, adorning man and smiled sweetly as she spoke:

“Hi honey, it’s me…I brought a visitor, it’s our daughter Nadi…she’s beautiful and she has your eyes”

The monitors beeped and the ventilator breathed for him while she continued to speak to him, a small sniffle passed through her nose.

“Rafael, I know you can make it through this…you have to because I don’t know if I can do this without you, and I don’t want our baby growing up without you…not when there’s so many wonderful things about you that she needs to see, your wit, your smile and above all…your determination, especially for when you go above and beyond to get justice for a victim…that and your goofiness…”she chuckled.

“I promise to never leave your side again, but now I need to promise me that you will fight to survive…because you have too much to live for, and I’ll make you another one…to protect both you and Nadia from anything that will do us any harm, I’d give my life for both of you…and I know you’d do the same for us”

At that moment, Nadia stirred in her mother’s arms, she looked down at her briefly and gently rocked the little one, then as if a lightbulb went off in her head, Alexa remembered a song from a Broadway play turned film that gave her solace against the horrors of the world; her soft voice filled the quiet room as she sang:

“Nothing’s gonna harm you
Not while I’m around
Nothing’s gonna harm you
No sir, not while I’m around”

“Demons are prowling everywhere
Nowadays
I’ll send’em howling
I don’t care, I got ways”

“No one’s gonna hurt you
No one’s gonna dare”
Others can desert you
Not to worry, whistle, I’ll be there”

“Demons’ll charm you with a smile
For a while
But in time nothing can harm you
Not while I’m around”

“Not to worry, not to worry
I may not be smart but I ain’t dumb
I can do it, put me to it
Show me something I can overcome
Not to worry”

“Being close and being clever
Ain’t like being true
I don’t need to, I would never
Hide a thing from you
Like some…”

Too much sadness so instead imagine a lair where most of the hatchlings get exalted

Imagine proud parents hatching a nest of ridiculous looking children, imagine them rejoicing that they are strong and healthy and perfect for serving their deity

Imagine parents bringing their fresh hatchies to the leader and boasting that they’re perfect warriors

Imagine large families getting disdainful looks from the rest of the clan for selfishly keeping so many of their babies

Imagine newly grown dragons excitedly thrashing their way through the kelp beds, taking a beating along the way but knowing that in the end they’ll become strong and go to serve their deity

Imagine hatchlings placing bets to see who can accrue the most wealth to leave behind for their families

Imagine exalting as a joyous event, one that dragons look forward to, and one that they are only rarely called away from, either to lead, to protect their clan, or to take up some other profession

When the Supreme Court decided in favor of same-sex marriage on June 26th, a rainbow was seen shortly after above the White House. Similarly, a rainbow formed over Dublin as they voted in favor of marriage equality. For the religious ones that are upset over their decisions, remember that according to the Bible, God created rainbows as a sign that he never again will destroy the Earth by flood. I’m not a Biblical scholar, but if God’s promise to Noah and humanity has any holding on today, then clearly God himself is not angered, but joyous of these events.

By C. Garcia
(Minutes Of My Mind entry #92)

A Change in History-What Could've Been

If America was upset only three days earlier of the loss of one of its greatest heroes, then it rejoiced greatly when the people saw the headline of: “THE CAPTAIN HAS BEEN FOUND.”

There were many celebrations and joyous events that Steve could’ve attended but he was tired and he only wanted the presence of one person when he thawed. One Peggy Carter to be exact even if he did thank Howard profusely for the diligent search. After all he did owe her a dance. Even if it was several days late. Could’ve been worse…right? A longer wait?

The doctor who was with Howard made him wait anyway, just to make sure there would be no serious effects to him, after all a normal person might be in more trouble in such a situation. But when the doctor deemed him in no peril he pleaded with Howard to bring him home. @bloodyblxeblazes

✝Iᴍᴍᴏʟᴀᴛᴇ Tʜy Eɴᴇᴍy ;

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Bond. ❞  

The man answers, when posed a question of his identity. Upon doing so he is escorted through a vast mansion; furnishings and grandeur wealthy enough for the supposed icons that lived there. One of which, his mission. Another inkling of red to add to the stains upon his name. Though he cares not for that and instead for the sins of which his culprit is left to the spy’s capable trigger finger. Her crimes as an information cortex of the criminal world had gone on interrupted for too long. They ceased tonight. Should he have to put down the husband following suit, so be it.

All this was thought as he entered the center of a joyous event. Thirteen wealthy investors upon the woman’s plan, yet all Bond saw were Thirteen. Well…twelve, if you counted the one that Bond posed as.

The job was quick. She did not struggle, she seemed to know what he came for; perhaps she intended to bargain. Though it seemed…she would be bargaining more with the bullet in her head. He stood over her body only a moment; blond hair in a pile beneath her head, face pretty, makeup done, a billowing dress on her lifeless body.

He stepped about the courtyard after he’d taken care of what he’d come for. A spectacular shindig being put on throughout; music, small delicacies, an open pool for all to enjoy; though he saw but a few individuals taking part.

He was dressed to perfection. Classic suit, all business. Hair drawn aback in a quiff. He adjusted the tie adorning his neck, and turned to leave the plaza, thinking he would be unnoticed.

A tap on the shoulder proved otherwise.

He turned on his heel and gave a pleasant smile.  ❝ Lovely party, is it not?

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“Christian tradition tells us that Christ was born during the night. Usually nighttime is associated with the dark side of life, in which the familiar shape of our world dissolves. And we quickly lose some of our confidence. Indeed, we can sometimes lose our way. Isn’t this a rather strange time for such a joyous event as the birth of the Savior? Not at all. Happily, God seems to come to us at an hour when He is most needed. The darkness of night is not only a realm of helplessness and fear, it can be a time of hope and healing, and insight as well. The time for the coming of truth and the incarnate love of God. The star of Bethlehem might well have passed unnoticed in the blaze of noon, but set against the velvet of the midnight sky, the whole world knew its brilliance. The bright light that still shines through the dark. A light that darkness has not, and cannot, ever overpower.”

HSH Princess Grace of Monaco, The Nativity (1982)

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Jennifer Greenburg’s photos look like the type of thing you’d find in any family photo album. However, those aren’t her photos, and she doesn’t always know who’s photos they are. Greenburg digitally inserted herself into all of them for the project perfectly titled Revising History.

“Becoming the embodiment of a person is no easy task,” she says. “Everything has to be just perfect or else I have to scrap it all and start again.”

MORE.

Engagement Gala

It is House Sunrunner’s pleasure to announce the official betrothal of Lady Aeloren Sunrunner and Lord Arandael Bladerunner. Join us in celebrating the joining of House Sunrunner and House Bladerunner once more through the joy of marriage. This joyous and auspicious event will be honored in full with a gala on Friday the 24th.


OOC

The details for the gala are still in the planning stages and will be announced as it grows closer to the date. There is a calendar event currently within the game that will also be updated with location and time.