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Werewolf AU pt2

Anyone remember the werewolf au prompt I got ages ago and said I would write more for?  finally did

Here’s the first part

Here’s the second on AO3


They ended up in a small diner part way between Lucy’s apartment and Alex’s that was mostly empty.

They ate in silence, Alex and Maggie sitting on one side of the booth, Lucy on the other.

Alex took stock of each of Lucy’s tells.

The way she worried at her bacon more than eating it.  The way her leg was bouncing beneath the table.  The way her eyes kept flicking around.  The slight scent of fear she gave off.

Alex wanted to do something to help her calm down, but wasn’t sure what, wasn’t sure anything she tried would be received well.

Maggie apparently didn’t have the same reservations.

As soon as Lucy finally finished her bacon, Maggie reached across the table and dropped a few of her own slices onto Lucy’s plate.

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Bungou Stray Dogs Characters and Their Real Prototypes The Guild:

1. Nathaniel Hawthorne — one of the first and the most universally recognized masters of American literature. He made a great contribution to the genre of novel and introduced elements of allegory and symbolism into the literature. Was in the spiritual Brook Farm commune. Was fond of the theory of transcendentalism. His famous work is ‘The Scarlet Letter’ (Scarlet Letter)

2. Margaret Mitchell — an American writer, author of ‘Gone With the Wind’ (Gone With the Wind)

3. Lucy Montgomery — Canadian writer, known for her serial of books about redhead orphan girl Anne Shirley. Her famous works are ‘Anne of Green Gables’, ‘Anne of Avonlea’, ‘The Story Girl’ (Anne of Abyssal Red)

4. John Steinbeck — an American prose writer, author of many world famous works and short stories: 'The Grapes of Wrath’, 'Eden of the East’ (Grapes of Wrath)

5. Francis Scott Fitzgerald — an American writer, the largest representative of the so-called 'lost generation’. He’s known for number of novels and stories about the 'jazz era’ of 1920s and, of course, for his work 'The Great Gatsby’ (The Great Fitzgerald)

6. Howard Lovecraft — an American writer and journalist working in the genres of mysticism, horror and fantasy, combining them in his own style. Ancestor of Myths of Cthulhu. Known for his works ’The Call of Cthulhu’, 'Dagon’, 'The Silver Key’ (The Call of Cthulhu)

7. Mark Twain an American writer, journalist and public figure. His work covers many genres - humor, satire, philosophical fiction, publicism and others. As an author, he took the position of the humanist and democrat. His famous works are 'The Adventures of Tom Swayer’ and 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ (Huckleberry Finn and Tom Swayer)

8. Louisa May Alcott — an American writer who became famous for her novel 'Little Women’ which was based on her memories about her growing up time with three sisters (The Story of Little Women) 9. Herman Melville — an American writer and seaman, the author of 'Moby Dick, or the Whale’. Wrote not just prose but also poems (Moby Dick) 10. Edgar Allan Poe — an American writer, poet, essayist, literature critic and editor, the representative of American romantism. The creater of modern detective style and genre of psychological prose. He became famous for his novel 'Murders on Morgue St.’ (A Cat on Morgue St.) By Akaigami via Tumblr
In Defense of the Misunderstood Hero, Mori Ougai

I’m sure many would raise eyebrows when they read the title because, Mori? A hero?

Many people portrayed Mori as a sadistic devil, but in no canon situation has Mori ever shown any sadistic tendency (like Dazai has). In fact, I’d say he’s the reverse of that. He took care of Elise very well, despite/even though she’s his own ability. He never once has hurt people for the sake of hurting people.

In fact whenever he didn’t have any business to take care of, his true personality shone through and it was not of a cold, heartless man with no conscience. Rather it was one full of dorkiness and gentle patience. Here, he even contacted Ango (who was sweating bullet because holy shit he’s being called by the fucking boss of Port Mafia) just to ask what color of dress will fit Elise more.

(For the love of anything holy I’ve scoured Ango and Oda’s tag in tumblr yet I can’t find it. It’s the extra DVD comic featuring Buraiha trio drinking and talking shit about Mori. In exchange, have these dorky dad and son interacting;

First thing first, I will give you what I think is the most important fact about Mori. Look at his line in this scene

Now this is his true nature; his main motivation for doing everything he did. The good of the organization.

At no point has Mori’s action ever benefit only himself. At every instance he appeared in the story, he’s doing something for the Mafia and for Yokohama. The only self-centered thing he has ever done was asking Elise to wear what he wanted her to wear and that’s moot point anyway since she’s his Ability and presumably modeled after his ‘ideal’ little girl.

In this scene, he saved four members of ADA and even gave Atsushi an important lesson. Why would he do such a thing when he could literally immobilize Anne and Lucy by bloodlust alone? He could have let her take Tanizaki and Atsushi, then pressure her to let him out with his memory intact. Not to mention that his Ability, Elise, was waiting just outside, standing by ready to break him out any time.

If he does this, not only he will go free with the memory of the attack and thus the secret of Anne’s Room, he would also take care of not one but three ADA agents. Rather, he chose to save all of them plus every single person Anne has swallowed in the Dark Room.

Now here;

This is the scene where he took over as boss. The fact that the Old Boss was bedridden and hallucinating while seemingly so thin, also from the way he was narrated by Hirostu in episode 21, implicate that his condition was something he contracted at a long period of time rather than it being something sudden.

Notice the circumstance in which he did it. Mori only killed the boss after he issued the order that would bring destruction not only to the Mafia but also to the city and nation at large, killing many people whether criminal or innocent. He didn’t do it before even though he could have.

By becoming the biggest bad of the bad, he resolved himself to take care of the light from the shadows. And this is important because if he hadn’t stepped in at that time either the Old Boss would have burnt Yokohama down or another heinous criminal would have taken over and brings the nation down with them.

He is protecting Yokohama by not letting people worse than him to take control of its biggest criminal organization. Notice what Kouyou think about him;

She supported him because of this too. She knew what it felt like to under one of those leaders that cared only for money and power like the Old Boss. Kouyou will not support people if all they brought with them was suffering and death the way she was forced to feel when her dearest was taken away from her. Under Mori’s reign, our queen Kouyou pledge her loyalty not to him but the kinder way he brought.

It can also be seen in this scene.

Mori could have taken effort to keep Kouyou there, but his tone and body language are open. He knew that Kouyou can go anytime and he’s not fighting to keep her there; Kouyou decided to stay on her own free will and he is appreciative of knowing he had a single ally he can absolutely trust on who also knew of his true motivation.

In this scene

It was made clear that he respect the Old Boss, so much that the death of a hundred subordinate made him embarrassed.  He’s not upset that he lost some underlings, he’s upset that he lost them without a good reason to justify their death. A miscalculation has taken a hundred of his soldiers.

And you might think his reaction to this is rather cold, but remember that all of them were members of the mafia. All of them are criminals who would be executed if they fall into the hands of the police and they also knew what they’re getting into when they joined the Organization.

You can probably say what he did to Odasaku was horrible, sure. But it was expected for the boss of the Mafia to do so. (further reading for this topic)

But you have to admit it was a stroke of utter genius. With the gifted Business Permit and no longer fearing the government, Mori would be freer to take down opposing criminal organization that might bother the peace. Rather, he focused the Mafia to expanding its power and outwardly he did so, like this there will be very little chance for either a rebellion or an enemy organization attacking them in their HQ. This would also mean less threat to Yokohama.

Fukuzawa’s remark in this was absolutely true. Not only between the two organization but also for him and Mori specifically. Mori loved Yokohama, enough to dip into the darkest of dark to protect it. And Fukuzawa knew it too because look at his line here

In this, it can be said that he didn’t want a war to break in Yokohama that might disturb its peace. But then why say ‘balance’?

This is because Fukuzawa knew the extent of his subordinate’s strength also that they will be able to kill Mori if they go all out. This is what he feared the most. While if he died, the Agency can be well-taken care of in Kunikida’s hand, once Mori’s dead there’s no one to reign in the Port Mafia and keep it from wreaking havoc, thus destroying the balance of Yokohama city into what it was before; the Dragon Head Rush. (you might want to read the novel of dark era to really grasp the situation. But basically it was a gang war that led to many victims including the families of Odasaku’s orphans)

More than that, the people who might succeed Mori would not be as kind as him. They might do what the Old Boss did and try to burn Yokohama down.

And this, I think, is also the main reason why Mori sent Dazai away from the Mafia. It is, of course, easy to assume what Dazai remarked about Mori’s intention in chapter 30/episode 21 to be the truth; that he did it to remove a threat to his position.

But is this the whole story?

The fact that he kept Dazai’s spot empty rather than choosing someone else to fill it was a paradox if you were to look at him from the angle of a man hungry for power. He has anticipated Dazai’s return, was so sure of it in fact that he sacrificed monetary and workload gains of having another Executive. If he wanted Dazai back in the first place, then why drive him out of the Mafia and into the ADA?

For now, imagine what would have happened if Dazai took over as the Boss if he’s still the same man he was before Oda’s death. Cruel, ruthless and uncaring for people’s life as he was, he would have gone into the same track as the Old Boss and destroys Yokohama as his mental health eroded. Not even Odasaku would be able to save him from himself at this point.

This is also why he asked Dazai back to the Mafia after taking such extreme methods to drive him out. Of course there are another reason, that is he needed his right hand back to drive out the Guild as he remarked.

But the main reason why he asked back after all this time was because there are people in ADA who have taught him about having something worth loving and worth protecting.

Mori felt that Dazai has learnt enough about the light and why it is something worth protecting. With it, when Dazai inevitably take his seat as the Boss of Port Mafia, Dazai would be able to follow his legacy as the Darth Vader of Bungou Stray Dogs and The Dark Knight of Yokohama. This is Mori’s special way of grooming Dazai to become his successor.

All this was so Dazai can be his successor and not the Old Boss’.

Conclusion for those who are too lazy to read 2000+ words of Mori being awesome: no, Mori is not an evil incarnate born to manipulate everyone to his own amusement.

If anything, he’s the greatest hero of the story. The same way the ADA is protecting the city and Japan from the light, Mori is protecting it from the shadows. With the balance that has been made between him and Fukuzawa, it is imperative that he keep doing what he did, or the balance will fall and Yokohama condemned into a lake of fire.

Asagiri Kafka is truly an exceptional writer. They made Mori into this all-bad boss of the Mafia while slipping in his real face every so often. Here is the author who made every character complex and with their own motivation. What made you think they’ll make the ‘villain’ as simple as a man existing just to be a villain?

Even Fitzgerald and Fyodor got development and reasoning for doing what they did, but the difference is they’re arc-villain and not whole story-villain like Mori. Their reign will be over with their arc, but Mori’s will live as long as BSD continues, so it’s imperative that they got their development and exposition early on so the readers can sympathize with them.

Thus I concluded my exposition of the anti-hero that has been protecting Yokohama all this time not by bathing in sunlight but by submerging himself in blood yet capable of keeping his head out of it depth; Mori Ougai.

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Things Said In My Household but with Fairy Tail Pt.6
  • <p> <b><strike></b> if you think we are crazy without cobra, imagine when he lived with us? </strike><p/><b></b> ___<p/><b></b> *At A Farm*<p/><b>Erza:</b> Whatever. You. Three. Do. Do. Not. Cause. Trouble.<p/><b>Natsu:</b> We would never.<p/><b>Wendy:</b> let's not forget the mall trip.<p/><b>Gray:</b> Pffft. That was a one time thing.<p/><b>Erza:</b> OF COURSE IT WAS A ONE TIME THING WE ARENT EVEN ALLOWED THERE ANYMORE.<p/><b>Gajeel:</b> Aha dont worry Erza. We got this.<p/><b></b> ___<p/><b>Natsu:</b> *sees geese*<p/><b>Gray:</b> Natsu no.<p/><b>Gajeel:</b> dont you dare make that overrated joke.<p/><b>Natsu:</b> look at all those chickens.<p/><b>Gray:</b> God dammit Natsu.<p/><b></b> ___<p/><b>Wendy:</b> Erza<p/><b>Erza:</b> Yes?<p/><b>Wendy:</b> I want a cow<p/><b>Erza:</b> Uh no.<p/><b>Wendy:</b> pls<p/><b>Erza:</b> Where in the car would we even fit it?<p/><b>Wendy:</b> simple. We leave Natsu, Gajeel, and Gray.<p/><b>Erza:</b> *opens mouth to say something* Wendy dont be ridic--..-- Actually..<p/><b></b> ___<p/><b></b> *Driving Back Home*<p/><b>Erza:</b> Im surprised you idiots behaved.<p/><b>Gajeel:</b> *nervous laughter* Yeah.<p/><b>Natsu:</b> *struggling in the backseat*<p/><b>Wendy:</b> Natsu are you okay?<p/><b>Gray:</b> YEAH HE'S OKAY..<p/><b></b> *chicken noises*<p/><b></b> Cluck. Cluck. Cluck.<p/><b>Everyone:</b> ....<p/><b>Erza:</b> was that a chicken noise?..<p/><b>Gajeel:</b> nO<p/><b>Erza:</b> ..you did not..<p/><b>Gray:</b> WE DIDNT.<p/><b>Erza:</b> you guys stole a fucking chicken.<p/><b>Natsu:</b> His name is Cluckers now.<p/><b>Wendy:</b> So they kept to have a chicken but i couldnt keep my cow. OK.<p/><b></b> ____<p/><b></b> *At Home*<p/><b>Wendy:</b> We have more pets now Erza.<p/><b>Erza:</b> Tch, tell me about it, We Have a chicken and a cat.<p/><b>Wendy:</b> And three dogs.<p/><b>Erza:</b> Dogs, we dont ha-- Yeah that's about right.<p/><b></b> ___<p/><b></b> *At The Zoo With Cobra and Laxus*<p/><b>Erza:</b> Whatever . You. Three. Do. Do. NOT. Bring. Home. Another. Pet.<p/><b>Gajeel:</b> We would never.<p/><b>Laxus:</b> wait wym?<p/><b>Gray:</b> We have a chicken now.<p/><b>Cobra:</b> you have a whAT.<p/><b>Natsu:</b> His name is Cluckers.<p/><b>Cobra:</b> what the fuck.<p/><b></b> _____<p/><b></b> *At The Gorilla Exhibit*<p/><b>Gajeel:</b> AHAHA LOOK. IT'S GRAY'S FAMILY.<p/><b>Gray:</b> *waves at a gorilla* Hey Gajeel.<p/><b>Natsu:</b> that backfired horribly<p/><b></b> ___<p/><b></b> *A Loooooooong ass time ago when Cobra lived with us* *Wendy was A baby, Natsu, gray, and Gajeel were about 8-9*<p/><b>Natsu:</b> PILLOW FIGHT! *whacks Gajeel*<p/><b></b> Gajeel; NATSU IM TRYNG TO SLEEEEEP<p/><b>Gray:</b> if you both dont shut the hell up.<p/><b></b> *Silence*<p/><b>Natsu:</b> oHHHH GRAY SAID A BADWORD IM TELLING COBRAAA. *starts running out the room*<p/><b>Gray:</b> *covers mouth* I DIDNT MEAN TO *tackles natsu down* DONT TELL COBRA.<p/><b>Gajeel:</b> *looking at the two fighting sleepily*<p/><b>Gray:</b> *grabs pillow and knocks Natsu out the window*<p/><b>Cobra:</b> *insert a person in their late teens* WTF.<p/><b>Gray:</b> And then there were two..<p/><b>Cobra:</b> *frantically runs downstairs outside to Natsu*<p/><b></b> ___<p/><b>Cobra:</b> Well. This is it guys. Take care will ya?<p/><b></b> Erza: you're not leaving.<p/><b>Cobra:</b> I know you are--<p/><b>Erza:</b> you're not leaving because Natsu, gray, gajeel, and even Wendy [*note: she was 3*] unpacked all your stuff.<p/><b>Cobra:</b> ....<p/><b></b> ___<p/><b>*in tree house:</b> still with cobra*<p/><b>Natsu:</b> This is our treehouse! And no girls are allowed!<p/><b>Gray:</b> But sir! What about Wendy?<p/><b>Natsu:</b> Throw her in the prison!<p/><b>Gajeel:</b> right away captain! *puts her in a cage that hangs outside the tree*<p/><b>Cobra:</b> hey how are you guys holding--*sees wendy laughing in cage thats definitely not secure* WHAT THE HELL.<p/><b>Erza:</b> i tried to tell them *on her ipod clearly not paying attention.*<p/><b></b> __<p/><b>Cobra:</b> Erza pls..watch them for 5 minutes.<p/><b>Erza:</b> Yeah yeah OK.<p/><b>Cobra:</b> thank you ..*leaves*<p/><b></b> ___<p/><b>Cobra:</b> Okay im ba-- *sees Wendy crying, The kitchen stove is on fire, Natsu trying to make soup, Gajeel trying to pants Gray, and Erza trying to take the fire out*<p/><b>Cobra:</b> . . . . . . . . .. . . . . .. . . . . .<p/><b></b> __<p/><b></b> *Fast Foward to Cobra meeting the chicken*<p/><b>Cobra:</b> holy shit you werent joking.<p/><b></b> ___<p/><b>Wendy:</b> *fangirling over an anime*<p/><b>Natsu:</b> she's.....is she dying?<p/><b>Gray:</b> she's obessessed. I cant believe she actually likes that..<p/><b>Natsu:</b> Right?<p/><b>Gajeel:</b> there's no way in hell ill ever watch that.<p/><b></b> ____<p/><b></b> *a few weeks later*<p/><b>Natsu:</b> Wait is this the last episode?<p/><b></b> *cue the part Of light running away with gun wounds and he's remembering about his life before*<p/><b>Gajeel:</b> ok i was not ready for that.<p/><b>Gray:</b> what the hell. What is going on<p/><b></b> *cue Ryuuke killing Light*<p/><b>Natsu:</b> nO<p/><b>Gajeel:</b> HE IS DEAD?!<p/><b>Gray:</b> NOOOOOO WHAT THE FUCKK.<p/><b></b> ___<p/><b>Part 7? :</b> o<p/><b></b> Ah yes their first anime was Deathnote. LOL<p/><b><strike></b> you guys dont want to know how many times our house caught fire. </strike><p/></p>