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When We’re Human Again

AO3 

Rating: K

Word Count: 2,900~

Summary: Based on @artsycrapfromsai‘s Beauty and the Beast AU. In which Ford becomes human again after years spent cursed as an enchanted journal, and Stanley and the kids realize happy endings are often a lot more complicated and messy than one might initially perceive.


The fading laughter was what let him know the onslaught had finally ended. Ford sensed the distant pelt of vibrations against the stone, moving towards the balcony, towards-

Stanley.

An insidious tendril of dread began to suffocate him as he realized his cursed form was wholly unable to come to his brother’s aid. And worst of all, the young man— Gideon, his name was?— abused him enough that his binding was starting to unravel at a dangerous rate.

Wild gales assaulted delicate parchment, threatening to cleave these pages from his trampled spine and leave him barren. He feared this wind was bitter enough to seep through even his brother’s thick fur, but as he didn’t possess the nerve endings required to differentiate temperature, there really was no way to tell.

Stanley mentioned playing in snow on the castle grounds with the children the other day, though, hadn’t he?

He lay sprawled on his back, trapped within his roving thoughts and functionally helpless without his brother or one of the young siblings to pick him up. The long years had chipped away at him, cruelly stripping bundles of parchment from his binding with each passing month— each page representing a portion of his memory. He’d already lost so much of his childhood and early life to this unstoppable decay. In fact, in his present state he found he barely recalled how he’d been cursed into this form to begin with.

What was it like, Ford wondered, to be human? To have strong limbs extending in every direction? The ability to contort and move his form by deliberate choice? What did it feel like to hold an ink quill and write manually for once? To consciously express emotion in more than simple text on page? Faintly, he thought he recalled a time when all of these actions and properties were overlooked mundanities— but he’d been imprisoned within this leather bound journal for so long that sometimes the thought of anything else but this existence faded into obscurity within seconds. And this frightened him.

I can’t even remember… what I once looked like, he realized in a pang of panic.

How much humanity did he have left to spend?

The few pages still bound fluttered endlessly in the wind, and he desperately struggled to keep ahold of them. He imagined his own thoughts appearing on pages in written word, frantic pleads for help, in the futile hope that continuing to mark his own parchment would somehow retain his connection with it. He felt another page tear away. Heard it as it cut through the air like a thin blade.

N-no… please…

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Starco Fic: Not Without Her

IT TOOK ME A WHOLE WEEK BUT I THOUGHT ABOUT THE FINALE AND I HAVE AN ANGST FILLED EMOTIONAL MARCO FIC FOR YALL I HOPE YOU LOVE IT BC IM TRASH

Title: Not Without Her

Summary: Star has just left Earth, quite possibly forever. And Marco is having a hard time accepting that.

Rating: K

Words: 1977

FFN

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Fic: Truly Madly Deeply

Summary: Dan gets upset by watching a movie, and Phil comforts him.
Rating: K
Word Count: 2.1K
Tags: Friends to Lovers, Getting Together, Fluff, Hurt/Comfort
Author’s Note: I’m sorry if Dan is OOC in this, but I was feeling down and wanted to write some fluffy hurt/comfort, and this is what resulted. You don’t have to have seen the movie “Truly Madly Deeply” in order to understand this story, but I encourage you to see it, because it’s incredible. Very sweet, very funny, very sad, and VERY romantic. Yeah, I suppose it would help you to know that the movie is very romantic.


Truly Madly Deeply

Phil wakes up slowly, groggy, wanting to slip back into sleep but feeling a slave to his bladder’s inconvenient timing. It’s the middle of the night, for fuck’s sake! He fumbles for his glasses and crawls out of bed, shuffling to the bathroom like a crankily inconvenienced zombie. After taking care of business, he decides that he may as well get a drink of water while he’s up, so he continues on toward the kitchen.

He’s surprised to find Dan sniffling on the sofa, eyes swollen and red. At the sight of Phil, Dan wipes his hands at his face, obviously trying to banish tears. It’s not particularly shocking that Dan is still awake, but his wee hour Tumblr scrolling doesn’t usually lead to sobbing. Phil walks toward the sofa and sits down. “What wrong?” he asks quietly. The hour doesn’t lend itself to speaking at normal volume.

Dan looks away and bites his lip, new tears springing to his eyes. “It’s stupid,” he says in a choked voice. “Just a movie.”

Relieved, Phil chides him jokingly, “Were you watching ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ again?”

Dan shakes his head. “I was reading this article about people who died in 2016, and they were talking about Alan Rickman, and I was thinking about how great he was as Snape, and I realized I didn’t really know anything else he’d been in, so I went looking on Netflix.” He sniffed again and wiped his eyes. “I found this movie called ‘Truly Madly Deeply,’ and I watched it, and it just … it got to me.”

“What’s it about?” Phil asks gently. “If you want to talk about it.” Dan nods, and Phil makes himself more comfortable, sitting cross-legged on the sofa facing Dan and resigning himself to staying awake for a while.

“He’s dead,” Dan says, and Phil wasn’t expecting that. “He’s dead, and the woman he was living with is grieving, and she can’t move on with her life, so he comes back, as a ghost.”

Phil tilts his head in curiosity. “A ghost story?”

Dan shrugs. “Kind of. But not scary. He comes back because he loves her and he doesn’t want to leave her hurting.” Tears spring to his eyes again and one trails down his cheek. He puts his face in his hands and his shoulders shake a bit. He’s full-on weeping, Phil realizes. He scoots closer on the sofa and puts an arm around Dan, who unexpectedly collapses against him, face wet against Phil’s neck and t-shirt. Phil wraps both arms around him as Dan hides his face, and Dan feels strangely small and fragile in his embrace. It reminds him of the early years, when Dan had been so young and still smaller than Phil. Now, he’s taller and broader, and it isn’t often that Phil feels protective of him like this anymore. They’ve been peers for a long time now, no longer really noticing the age difference, and Dan hasn’t turned to him like this in years.

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Writetober Day 8 - Rock

end / noise / collect / coffee / cosplay / lost / hidden / rock

read on ff.net and ao3

pairings: nalu

characters: natsu, lucy, cana, levy. mentions of dan straight and gajeel redfox 

rating: k

word count: 1651



Natsu did a double-take when he saw the beautiful woman walk through the door. She was like an angel sent down to earth, and it hit him at that moment that he had to marry her. He had been there looking for a game to buy, but he never knew that his future wife would walk through the door!

At least, he hoped it was his future wife. He had never seen the woman before, but he thought she was so pretty that he wanted to propose to her right away. And she seemed nice by the way she treated the cashiers in the food court where she sat laughing with her friends. The small blue haired one had her nose in a book but contributed to conversation, and the taller one with the brown hair kept slinging an arm around her friend’s shoulders or groping her boobs. They were a weird bunch, of course, but what was keeping him from going over there?

But first, he had to find a rock to give her. That was the height of the proposals with the penguins that he worked with every day, and he knew that it would woo her over to his side. They’d be husband and wife by morning!
Natsu excitedly ran into the nearest gift shop and rifled through the small smooth stones that you could put in a bag for a dollar.

“Is there anything I can help you find, sir?” the clerk asked with a smile, walking around to the corner Natsu was in.

“No thanks. I’m finding a stone for my future wife. And I think I just found one!” he exclaimed, picking up the stone.

It was a light lavender purple and smooth with shimmery elements, and he saw it right away while going through the pile.

“Um, of course, sir. I guess if you’re proposing to your wife today, it’ll be on the house,” the clerk said awkwardly. He had never known anyone to pick out a stone other than a diamond on a band to propose to their sweetheart with. What was the harm in helping the young man have some fun?

“Aw, thanks! I appreciate it!” Natsu yelled as he ran out of the store as quickly as he had come in.


“So, are ya gonna go out with what’s-his-face again, Lucy?” Cana asked, sipping her coke through a Twizzler. Cana loved sipping coca cola through candy, and the only one that was closest to a straw was a Twizzler. And you could eat it afterwards! How cool was that?

“His name is Dan. And I dunno, he seemed a little fake to me,” Lucy admitted, taking a fry and throwing it into her mouth.

“Lu, when I met him he told me that his two favorite things to do were long romantic walks on the beach and kissing in the rain. And he told that to Mira, Juvia, and Cana too. He’s just using you,” Levy scowled, pushing her nose further into the book to read more about the language she was currently learning.

“I-I guess so. I just hope that one day I can find a guy that’s really nice and that will accept me for who I am,” Lucy sighed, taking another couple of fries from her tray and dipping them in ketchup before tossing them in her mouth. What was the harm in eating junk food if you were 25 and were still single, even after high school, college, and graduate school? Lucy was successful as hell, but she excelled in writing cute stories, not having an adorable love story of her own.
Suddenly, a stone was plopped right in front of Lucy’s tray. A tanned hand placed it there, and she looked up to see who the hell it was attached to.

A tall, pink-haired man stood above them, looking straight into Lucy’s eyes. Lucy shuddered at how intense the direct eye contact was. The man’s eyes were like a sage green, and it shocked Lucy how pretty they were. And the rest of the man wasn’t bad either. His forearms were what drew her to him immediately. It looked like he had been doing a lot of heavy labor over the years, and his hands looked rough.

“Can we help you?” Levy asked, peeking up from her book to squint at the man. He was short compared to Levy’s own boyfriend, Gajeel, but he wasn’t too bad. And maybe he’d look good by Lucy’s side.

“Yeah. I’m Natsu, and I want to marry the cute blonde sitting next to you,” Natsu answered bluntly, and a wave of shock passed through Lucy’s brain.

‘He wants to marry me? What is this, some kind of joke? Am I being Punk’d?’ Lucy wondered, and Cana smirked.

“Her body is great, no doubt. But how are you going to prove to us that you’re not some guy just trying to get into her pants?” Cana folded her arms and squared her shoulders. The girl could appear very menacing if she tried, especially with that death glare of hers.

As Cana glared at Natsu, Lucy suddenly felt dizzy under his gaze. It was like he had put a spell on her. Her cheeks started warming and her mind was foggy. He was cute, of course, but that didn’t mean that she had to act like a complete idiot!

“Nah, this isn’t a joke! See, the penguins that I work with every day always bring the best pebble over to their mate whenever they want to mate with them for life, and I thought the human equivalent to that was to bring a pebble over here and ask you to marry me,” Natsu flopped down on the seat across from Lucy, and Lucy realized that she had spoken aloud.

“You work with penguins?” Lucy questioned, surprised. The man looked like he worked at a construction site, not with animals! She watched the man with curiosity. Just what secrets was he hiding?

“Yep! I work at the Magnolia Zoo full-time with the penguins. They love me! There’s even one that accidentally got into some blue ink that follows me around all the time. I named him ‘Happy’ because he always looks like he’s smiling when he squawks for food. The only downside is that I smell like fish all the time.” Natsu hung his head, and everyone leaned forward to smell the man.

Lucy detected cologne and a small bit of fish scent, but it wasn’t overwhelming. At least she wouldn’t have to go home to a husband that smelled like fish everyday…

‘A husband?’ Lucy’s internal monologue nearly shouted, ‘You barely know the guy and now you’re about to call him your husband?! Get it together, Lucy!’

Lucy shook her head to dispel her thoughts and listened to Levy’s next question.

“So what are your interests?” Levy asked the same question that she asked every single guy that tried to date Lucy, or more accurately, get into Lucy’s pants. Lucy smiled softly at her friend from across the table, and Levy tipped her head up from her book and smiled back. Levy always had her back, and Lucy was eternally grateful.

“Well, I like to work with animals, but I also like to watch Netflix at home and chow down on some food. I like to watch documentaries about penguins in my spare time, but if it bothers Lucy that much, then I won’t watch them around her,” Natsu said, considering his words as he spoke them.

“Well, that’s a far cry from the last answer we got from a guy who wanted to date Lu,” Levy said with a smirk directed at their blonde friend.

“Alright!” Natsu said, jumping up out of his chair and pumping his fist.

“Hold it, pinky. That doesn’t mean that you can get hitched yet,” Cana said, stealing a fry from Lucy’s plate. Lucy glared at her friend, but Cana just shrugged and chewed anyway. Natsu sunk back down in his chair, defeated. It was so easy for penguins…why couldn’t it be this easy for humans?

“So what else do I have to do?” Natsu asked, looking at his hands. He thought this was going to be easier than they were making it to be…

“Take me out for dinner a couple of times and then you can propose,” Lucy looked into his eyes through her eyelashes, and Natsu’s heart thumped in his chest.

“It’s a date,” he said, rising out of his chair.

Lucy tossed him her phone out of her bag. “Put your number into the phone, and I’ll text you later,” Lucy said, twirling a strand of hair with a giggle.

Natsu’s heart thumped even harder when she giggled. It was a melodic sound that he could definitely get used to hearing.

“Sure!” Natsu said, typing it in quickly in the contacts and handing Lucy’s phone back to her. Lucy pocketed it with a smile, and told him to go.

“But leave the stone here,” she told him, and Natsu obliged. As he walked away, he could hear the girls whispering about him.

“He has a nice ass, Lucy,” Cana whispered, and Lucy smacked her friend on the arm.

“S-shut up!”

Lucy didn’t get her husband that day. And it was alright. Just knowing that he was going to be waiting for her was enough, and she loved the fact that he actually proposed today.

Lucy had always wanted a cute proposal in front of the Eiffel Tower with roses and champagne, but maybe all she needed was a handsome man and a rock.

You Wont Regret It - Gajevy Secret Santa

This story is entirely dedicated to @the-redhead-who-writes ~ I hope that you enjoy it! I have never written Gajevy before, so please forgive me if either of them are a little bit OOC! I really hope that you enjoy it and I SUPER hope that you have a Merry Christmas <3

Summary: She made him coffee, she was cute… how could he not fall for her?

Coffee Shop AU 

Characters: Gajeel, Levy, Lucy, Natsu

Ship: Gajevy, VERY light implied NaLu

Rating: K

Word Count: 4,090


“My name is Levy. How many times do I need to tell you that?” The bluenette was pointing at the name tag that was located above her heart. Her name was written in large black print, so there was absolutely no way that this guy was missing it.

“Oh, is it?” The large man with all the piercings leaned over the counter, forcing Levy to take an uncertain step backwards while he squinted at the spot she was pointing to on her uniform. “I think Shrimp suits you much better, you should consider having it legally changed. It might do you some good.”

The short girl puffed out her cheeks at the customer who always seemed to enjoy picking on her.

She was the only worker in the whole cafe that wasn’t afraid of serving him though, so she never really had a choice when he walked in through those doors.

Which he seemed to do every single day that she worked.

There was a rumor going around the workplace that this guy had a thing for Levy, which she denied every single time it was brought up.

No way that jerk could like her!

“Are you going to order or am I going to have to play the guessing game?” The bluenette decided to change the subject back onto the real reason that he was there, she was thankful that no other customers were around to witness this banter.

The man often would continue this charade whether or not there was a growing line behind him, the thoughts and opinions of other people when it came to himself didn’t seem to matter in the slightest.

Levy couldn’t help but admire that about the strange man. Of course, she would never admit to something like that. The guy already had an ego the size of a horse, she definitely didn’t want to go about making it any bigger.

“Aw Shrimp, I thought that by now you would have my order down to a science.”

Levy placed her hands on her hips and raised an eyebrow at him, “How can I possibly do that when you change it up every single time you come here? It’s as though you have something against consistency.”

The man grinned before bursting out laughing, “What can I say? I guess it’s a lot of fun getting you all riled up. I kind of think of it as a game now, on my way here I find myself wondering how I’m gonna get you to look at me with that expression. I’m always pretty successful.”

Levy only looked at him expectantly and he sighed before turning his eyes up towards the menu that hung above her head. “Alright, today I’ll go for a triple espresso, a honey dip donut… and your number.”

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The Complete (for now) Jily AU Masterpost

hold on to my heart

This is the cutest AU of single-father James meeting next-door-neighbor-and-Harry’s-teacher Lily. Tiny Harry playing matchmaker is the most precious thing.

Rated: K

Words: 4500

How to Write a Love Song

So adorable! James and Lily ride the same bus every day, and James has always thought she was lovely. Then he sees her listening to his band’s song.

Rated: T

Words: 2300

Let’s Set the World on Fire

“ An AU where Lily and James live to see their son off to Hogwarts. Seven September 1sts in the lives of Lily, James and Harry.” I really like this version of the “Jily lives AU”, since it focuses on one day for each year of Harry’s Hogwarts time. Lovely!

Rated: T

Words: 3700

just a green eyed girl

James keeps seeing a green eyed Muggle girl at Platform 9 ¾, and wants to know more about her.

Rated: K

Words: 800

friends, trolls, jily stans

One of my favorite modern AUs. James and Lily are Youtubers who might just be secretly dating. I adore Sirius and Remus in here, and James and Lily are SO perfect.

Rated: K

Words: 8400


One Wild Ride

A really fun music AU of the Marauders as a boy band and Lily as a singer/songwriter. It’s from a reporter’s perspective, which is a really cool point of view. Super fun read, and I’m anxiously waiting for it to be continued!

Rated: T

Words: 13000

Take Me For What I Am

A mutual friend of James and Lily calls both of them to pick her up from a party. After being stuck outside her room later, Lily makes a new friend and fails her Biology exam.

Rated (by me): T

Words: 5000

Read Between the Vines

Fluffy and absolutely adorable AU of Lily-the-tattoo-artist meeting James-the-flower-shop-owner, and their ensuing relationship.

Rated: T

Words: 2000

Creep

Lily buys a raffle ticket and wins James Potter instead.

Rated: K

Words: 1200

Misjudged

When Lily’s car breaks down and she has to call James for a ride, she realizes he might not be so bad after all.

Rated: K

Words: 2500

Muggle Stalking

James has had his eye on a Muggle girl at a coffee shop for weeks. He can’t seem to find the nerve to talk to her, though. Luckily for him, Lily isn’t as shy.

Rated: K

Words: 500

tusk

“ With a stranger breathing down Lily’s neck on the night she was supposed to be drowning her sorrows, a very attractive angel with dark hair decides to rescue her along with his… boyfriend?”

The summary was better than mine, so I’ll just tell you to read this AU even if you don’t read any others. It is cute and funny and amazingly well-characterized. One of my favorites.

Rated: T

Words: 1700


Frappucinos and Flirtations

Lily is a barista who bumps into a particularly flirty customer.

Rated: K

Words: <1000

It Happened One Day In A Coffee Shop

Lily works at the coffee shop close to James’ apartment. Cute and awkward Jily, featuring meddling Marauders.

Rated: T

Words: 1600

Textbooks, Time Scarves, and Tea

Lily’s best friend, Severus Snape, works at the same coffee shop as James. I love the modern interpretation of Snape and Lily’s falling-out, and the subsequent support of the Marauders.

Rated: T

Words: 7800

Of Bets and Beds

Lily’s next door neighbor is putting together a bed at 3 in the morning, and the noise is driving her crazy.

Rated: T

Words: <1000

Darkest Night

This is the most adorable AU about awkward Jily. The third chapter is a continuation of the first, while the second is a stand-alone. Lily ends up hiding from a tornado with a slightly frustrated stranger, and then finds it hard to avoid him.

Rated: K

Words: 11000

You’ll be safe with me.

Character: Minho (the maze runner)

Rating: K

Words: 1,437

Warning: none

Summary: You come up in the box and being so scared that you run into the maze.

Darkness was everywhere when you awoke. You couldn’t tell where you were, you were moving though, the jolted sickness in your stomach told you that. Where? What? Why? Who? Were the questions that swum through your mind. The lack of answers to any of these caused you to become panicked; scared of these strange surroundings and what might happen. You couldn’t even remember something as simple as your own name. Did you even have one was the real question.

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Title: The Leap

Fandom: Miraculous Ladybug

Pairing: Ladynoir

Rating: K

Word Count: 773

A/N: I saw this fanart by @cascend and was suddenly stricken with this dramatic idea, which is weird because I usually think of fluffy and funny things…

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“Wait!” Chat yelled as he grabbed for Ladybug’s arm before she could dash off. “Aren’t you tired of all this?”

Ladybug looked up at him a bit confused. “What are you talking about Chat?”

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Signs and Soulmarks

Author: Someone aka Me
Pairing: Malec
Rating: K
Word Count: 2,874 words
Summary: Alec has never spoken a word. He can’t. In a world where soulmates are connected by Soulmarks that show the first words the other will say to them, he wonders what this means for his soulmate. Malec.

Trust

Rating: K

Word Count: 1160

Request: Can you write a drabble about Morgan flirting a lot with the reader and she does the same but when he tries to make a move, she pushes him away bc she is afraid of get hurt like she was in the past, her ex was a player and she thinks Morgan it’s like him but he tries so hard so they end together of course!!

Hope you like it!

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latte;

Fights were never easy and sometimes, you just needed a little bit of comfort, even if it was something small, like sweet latte art.

6/10 of the 1k follower series
Pairing: Murasakibara x Reader (female)
Rating: K
Word Count: 1078

                 for knb-hq-scenarios who is the cutest thing in the world

Murasakibara never thought much of it but his presence in your life became somewhat of a routine. It wasn’t as if he chatted with you twenty four-seven but you shared a few hi’s here and there and acknowledgements whenever you pass by each other in the streets. He worked as a barista and you were a constant customer who ordered the same latte every time you came around. You were sweet to a certain extent, always polite, and one time, you even helped him out when a customer was being difficult.

Perhaps he was growing fond of you, much too fond for his liking. Perhaps it was merely his imagination.

He hoped it was because he wasn’t planning on falling for someone with a boyfriend anytime soon.

You were attached by the hip with your boyfriend. He was awesome and funny but he wasn’t anything special. Of course, the fact that you’ve been going out for a few months now only encouraged people to think otherwise. You knew that he probably wasn’t the one but he felt safe at that moment. He was a good man and you liked him.

Murasakibara worked at the counter, handling cashier duties but he was more often assigned to coffee. He was the best coffeemaker in the store after all and he was pretty skilled in making latte art as well. His eyes often found you amidst in the crowd. You were wrapped in his arms, laughing to whatever he was saying. During these days, Murasakibara felt a twinge of jealousy in his heart.

However, one day, as he stood there in front of the cashier, he noticed that your eyes were red and puffy. He wanted to ask you why you were crying but he felt bad. After taking your money and giving you your change, he decided that he should be making your coffee and switched with his friend.

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Jily AU Masterpost Part 3 (and last!)

This is hopefully the last of them! Some quality fics in this list, and I’d love to find more. If I have time this wekeend, I’ll try to combine all three parts into one. 


hold on to my heart

This is the cutest AU of single-father James meeting next-door-neighbor-and-Harry’s-teacher Lily. Tiny Harry playing matchmaker is the most precious thing. 

Rated: K

Words: 4500


How to Write a Love Song

So adorable! James and Lily ride the same bus every day, and James has always thought she was lovely. Then he sees her listening to his band’s song. 

Rated: T

Words: 2300


Let’s Set the World on Fire

“ An AU where Lily and James live to see their son off to Hogwarts. Seven September 1sts in the lives of Lily, James and Harry.” I really like this version of the “Jily lives AU”, since it focuses on one day for each year of Harry’s Hogwarts time. Lovely!

Rated: T

Words: 3700


just a green eyed girl

James keeps seeing a green eyed Muggle girl at Platform 9 ¾, and wants to know more about her.

Rated: K

Words: 800


friends, trolls, jily stans

One of my favorite modern AUs. James and Lily are Youtubers who might just be secretly dating. I adore Sirius and Remus in here, and James and Lily are SO perfect. 

Rated: K

Words: 8400