marry your cousin

  • The first time you read The Thief: A penniless thief is let out of prison in order to be forced on a road trip and he really just wants to go home.
  • The second time you read The Thief: In the most ingenious move of political intrigue of the millennium, a penniless thief is let out of prison in order to be forced on a road trip and he really just wants to go home.
A Wedding Without Bells

Pairing: Prince Sidon x Reader (Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)

Genre: Angst

Summary:  After the war was over, Princess Zelda decided that you would be married to a foreign ruler despite already being engaged to Prince Sidon of the Zoras. 

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You mouth remained in a hard line as Zelda took another photo of you with her Sheikah Slate. It had been like this for a few minutes, the repetitive flash of the camera and your frown refusing to uplift.

“Listen, if you don’t smile for the pictures then it’s going to take twice as long.” Zelda spoke the words as softly as she could. She knew how you felt about the whole arranged marriage situation. The water flowing through the fountain was the only thing that could be heard until you spoke again.

“I didn’t even want to be here anyway.” You muttered to yourself, staring out at the blue sky towards the Zora lands. That’s where you wanted to be.

“It’s your wedding!” Zelda tried to reason. “Look I know you don’t want to go through with this but you have little choice. Since the war has been won we’ve had to rebuild alliances. As a member of the royal family, we have to comply with some choices that are made for us. This is one of those choice, unfortunately.”

You glared at your cousin. She wasn’t being forced away fromt the love of her life to marry another. No, she would get to marry Link in the future and there would be no arguments, no arranged marriages for her.

Finally allowing your thoughts to slip away from this moment, you began to wonder where your lover was. Was Sidon looking up at the same sky, wallowing in his sadness? Or was he once again attempting to politely refuse a suitor his father had suggested to him?

That was another thought that made your heart ache. You and Zora Prince had been so close to getting married before your cousin had ruined it all. Sidon’s father had always liked you and thought you a good fit for his son. However when it was decided you were to marry someone else, he would waste no time in getting his other heir married off as well.

The sound of your name and the snapping of fingers pulled you out of your thoughts, causing you to bring your attention back to Zelda. She put her hands on your shoulders as she spoke next.

“I know you don’t want to do this. But please, think about the citizens of Hyrule. This union will be beneficial for them. I would not be asking you to this for any other reason.”

Your teeth clenched and eye began to water at hearing her words.

“You are not asking me. You never asked me Zelda.” You whispered, slowly raising your voice as you spoke. Tears began to spill down your face and over your white dress.

“You’re a selfish princess. You want this union to benefit the people of Hyrule and yet you do not enter it yourself. Instead, you pawn off a cousin whom you’ve only met but a handful of times since the war ended. You have decided my happiness is a sacrifice you’re willing to make so you don’t have to give up your own with him.”

You looked at Link, who had been leaning up against a tree, silently watching from a distance the past few minutes. You had met him months earlier when he freed the Zora from Vah Ruta. You had laughed at the surprise on his face when he walked into the royal chambers and watched the crown prince embrace a Hylian girl.

You and Sidon had always been a strange pair in the eyes of others, so of course it had been a surprise to the Hero of Hyrule as well. The difference of species and the massive height imbalance was enough for others to assume there could be no relationship between a Zora and a Hylian. You and Sidon had proved anyone and everyone wrong on that assumption.

There had been nothing but thankfulness towards Link back then, especially when he ended the war. Now, when you looked at Hyrule’s Savior, you couldn’t feel anything but resentment. If had stayed asleep just a little longer you be in the Zora domain, relishing in your post-marital bliss. Looking back at Zelda, you spoke once again.

“If you make me go through with this I will be gone by morning. You nor the husband you forced on me will be able to find me. I doubt that will look admirable for your alliances.”

Zelda’s eyes looked you up and down. In your distressed state tears had caused the makeup on your face to ruin your dress. You were shaking from anger and frustration. Anybody could tell you were not a bride happy to be wed in a few days time. Your cousin looked back at her lover, getting a somber nod as confirmation. She turned back to you.

“If you really oppose this marriage then it shall be called off. You can pack tonight and leave in the morning for the Zora domain.”

Your eyes welled up again, tears of relief flowing through them. You would get to go back Sidon, back home. Zelda gave you a small smile and gestured for you to make your way to where the three of you had left your horses to graze.

“Come. Let us get you out of that dirty dress and back to the castle.”

Shoud I write a sequel to this? I’m debating. 

The Fake Boyfriend (Part 3)

Originally posted by acklesjensen

Summary: Reader bumps into a stranger and her life gets flipped upside down…

Part 1 Part 2

Pairing: AU!Dean x reader

Word Count: 3,300ish

Warnings: language

A/N: I love this little series so much…

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27 Dresses (Part 11)

Steve x Reader, Bucky x Reader AU

Summary – You are the epitome of “always a bridesmaid, never a bride.”  You think you know what love is, but sometimes you can’t see what’s right in front of you.  

Warnings – Language!!

Word Count – 3,259

Notes –   This is it, the moment we’ve all been waiting for…it’s not going to be pretty! I hope you guys are prepared for this!! Only one more part to go…I’m going to go ahead and apologize for the cliffhanger, this one sucks! This one is also pretty long, but I have a lot to cram into this fic before the deadline next week!!   As always, please feel free to leave me comments or asks to let me know what you thought!

*Special thank you to the lovely ladies at the Avengers Trash Tower for allowing me to use them as my “brides!”

*Special tag:  @stories-from-stark-tower

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He didn’t say a word, but you could feel him become distant behind you.  The weight of his arm was gone in a flash as he rolled over on his back.  You twisted around to look at him, but he’d covered his face with his arm, making his expression unreadable.

You got up and threw on the first clothes that you found, all the while James lay in your bed, not moving and not talking.  You couldn’t figure out what you had said to cause him to become so distant all of a sudden, and you didn’t have time to worry about it.

“You know where the coffee is,” you told him as you started out the door.  “Help yourself and stay as long as you like, just lock the door behind you.”

You waited for a second, hoping he would say something. With your heart weighing heavy in your chest and tears threatening to spill, you quietly walked out and headed down to the street.

Bucky waited until he heard the door shut before he removed the arm covering his face.  Turning his head to where you were laying just moments before, his eyes went back to the picture he’d just noticed on your nightstand.  A picture of you and Steve.


You replayed the whole morning over and over again in your mind as the cab drove to Anika’s bakery.  For the life of you, you couldn’t figure out why he’d gone so cold.  You know you’d mentioned Steve’s name, but he had to know that after last night, you were moving on from Steve.  He had to know that you had chosen him.  You let out an exasperated sigh as you leaned your head back against the headrest.  Things could have been so different if you hadn’t had to run out on him like that.  Just another example of how you always sacrificed your own happiness to please others.

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desidangerous01  asked:

I never thought of Jon/Sansa as a possibility (you know which OTP occupies me the most). But the more I think on it, the more I'm warming up to the idea. Got any meta to recommend?

Yay! sure! Here’s some classics:

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Prompt:  “I’m personally offended that you didn’t get me to be your fake date.”

Character: Jake Peralta

Warning: N/A

You were sat at your desk across from Terry, flipping through the paperwork you needed to get done for a robbery you’d recently made an arrest for, it was a slow day at the 99th precinct. You lifted your eyes from the words written on the page before you to looked at Jake who’d walked over and was leaning his hands on the edge of your desk. 

“I’m personally offended that you didn’t get me to be your fake date.” You were taken aback for a moment and stared at him blinking heavily, to try and figure out what he was talking about.

“What?” You came up with zilch, you had no idea what he was talking about or what you’d done to offend him over the weekend since you’d last seen him…but this was Jake and he seemed awfully smiley for someone who was offended…which drew you to the conclusion that you had no bloody idea what was going on and were a terrible detective. 

“Your cousin’s wedding, you took Charles! Charles!” Jake looked over his shoulder and called out to Charles “No offence, buddy, I love ya’” before turning back a very confused you "But seriously I look amazing in a suit and you took Charles! I thought we were friends!” You had to agree that he looked amazing in a suit, you’d seen it on the odd occasion. 

You made a huff of a laugh, and smiled up at Jake, “Charles was not my fake date." 


"I didn’t have a fake date, Jake, I just took Charles because he heard about my cousin’s weird love of freaky food and wanted to try out the food at the reception. If he hadn’t badgered me for a week I would have gone alone…You seriously thought i’d pick Charles as my fake date? He’s a terrible liar, Jake! Also he practically has mouth sex with food.” You looked over at Charles, “No offence, Boyle.” before turning to look back at Jake. Why he thought you taking Charles meant a fake date you had absolutely no idea, but this was Jake and his imagination was truly something amazing. 

Jake gave an uneasy smile and weird little laugh, “Oh…right…I knew that…I totally knew that, so if you had had to take a fake date…would…who would it have been?”  You rolled your eyes at his less than subtle attempts to ask if you’d have picked him, had his fictional fantasy been a truth…and reached over to lightly hit his arm.

“You, you doofus.” as if you’d take anyone else? Jake was attractive, a great liar, hilarious, and would make even the most boring of wedding a fun time without even needing any form of alcohol. Charles just ate food…and pretty much fell in love with your now married cousin (Awkward.)

“Noice, so like next time?" 

"Next time i’ll take you with me, okay? And yes we can create a whole back story.” You knew how much Jake enjoyed making up stories, you always thought he’d be a pretty good dad or scout leader, he’d make probably some of the best stories even if they might not be age appropriate. 

“I was thinking more like we actually, maybe do some research now, y'know? Go out for dinner, figure out our story…" 

You leant back in your desk chair, raising an eyebrow at him, a little smile trying to creep onto your face, your teeth lightly biting your lip in a failing attempt to hide it, "Are you asking me on an actual date?" 

"Maybe…depends would you like to go on an actual date with me?” Jake’s own lips curled into a goofy smile, ignoring the sounds of Charles’ heavy breathing behind him. 

“Uh…yeah, yeah, i’d like that, y'know to get our story straight…" 


“Which sounds better, marrying your fourth cousin three times removed or your fifth cousin once removed? Both are men, the fourth cousin is twice-divorced, already has three kids, in his forties and a nine on the hotness scale and the fifth cousin has never been married, no kids, mid-twenties and a solid seven. Who would you pick?”


Alive again~! 

Basically, I’ve placed on blinders for shipping this pair based on my personal biases. 

1. 34 v 15??? - Who the fuck cares?! Are they living in our world?! NO! They’re barely living as it is - any moment they could die. It’s maturity that brings people together, the same wavelength/etc. While this may be achieved through the experiences that come with age, their shared experiences, their environment - has placed them on equal footing. Back in the 1600s, 16 year olds then looked like grown men because of the difficult times. Open a book will you. It may do you some good to expand your narrow world view. 

2. Related!!!!! - WTFC?!!! Throughout history people have been marrying their relatives - cousins, uncles, grandfathers!! It’s sick now but damn if this hasn’t happened before. Even today, you can legally marry your fourth cousin! (Well, at least where I’m from.) 

3. FCK RivaMika - Well, F U. 

Admittedly, it’s difficult finding a decent depiction of my ship. Most of the time, Mikasa is shown as the under. When in fact, the greatest thing about this ship is that they’re both so incredibly awesome and badass - there is no under! They both don’t fucking give a shit about the other. I don’t think Mikasa will ever be sweet and tender towards Levi like how she is with Armin and Eren (and her batchmates). And at most, the numbed Levi can only feel amusement towards Mikasa or maybe respect (but that’s already far out there). 

So, I really don’t know what I’m shipping here. I just know they’re both AWESOME and HOW can I NOT ship them after their fight with the Female Titan?? HOW? That has got to be the single best moment in anime ever! 

Given their environment, everything they’re going through and have been through, romance is definitely impossible. (Even if I imagine alternate whatevers). Maybe, I just want them to be partners? Hope I get to see that again. TT.TT 

‘wolf of wall street’ starters;

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  • “I’m not fucking leaving! The show goes on!”
  • “I am not gonna die sober!”
  • “Let me tell you something. There’s no nobility in poverty.”
  • “I’ve been a rich man and I’ve been a poor man. And I choose rich every fucking time.”
  • “Give them to me young, hungry, and stupid.”
  • “Let me give you some legal advice: shut the fuck up!”
  • “I’ll tell you what: I’m never eating at Benihana again. I don’t care whose birthday it is.”
  • “If I’m not mistaken, you just tried to bribe a federal officer.”
  • “Fucking smoke crack with me.”
  • “I want you to deal with your problems by becoming rich!”
  • “You got my money taped to your tits, honey. Technically, you do work for me.”
  • “How many times a week you jerk off?“
  • “And you know what else, Daddy? Mommy is just sick and tired of wearing panties.”
  • “But the question is: Was all this legal?”
  • “They’re gonna have to send in the national guard if they wanna take me down.”
  • “I fucked her brain out. … For eleven seconds.”
  • “You want a beer, pal?”
  • “It wasn’t just about the sex either. ____ and I get along. I mean, we had similar interests and shit.”
  • “People say shit. I mean, like, you married your cousin, or some stupid shit.”
  • “This isn’t funny, you gotta untie me, buddy.“
  • “I think you have a fuckin’ drug problem.”
I just want to say this:

I respect it that you ship SebaCiel. I respect it that we all have our ships in Kuroshitsuji. And I know some SebaCiel shippers respect us Ciel x Lizzy shippers too. But some arent like that. Is it really necessary to create hate groups? I’ve seen too many hate groups especially on Deviant art that bash Lizzy and/or the Cielizzy ship. And some founders of those groups are SebaCiel fans. I’m not saying I hate those guys. I just dont get why they do it. And  Im also not saying that all SebaCiel shippers are like that! I am saying that there are some. I mean, come on, respect. Yana Toboso has put a lot of effort into this work and you’ll just bash it?

How cruel is that!

To those who create hate groups not just for Lizzy but for also other anime characters, please stop. I know its natural to hate a character but creating a hate group for it is so not right.

And saying mean things such as incest? Cielizzy is incest? What? Please. Read historical facts first. During the Victorian era its common to marry your first cousin and its not incest. 

I’m not pointing at anyone. I’m just saying. I really need to get this out of me. 

Sorry if I went too far.

Jealous Sandor...

(i tried to write jealous Sandor a little differently than I usually would…meaning I tried to make it so he didn’t out right beat the crap out of someone lol. I hope you like it!)

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You could see the hidden anger underneath the mask he always worn around others, but there was nothing you could do to calm him. No one knew that you were with him. You were a Lady of rather high noble birth and he…he was a warrior from a small, poor Knight House. No one would understand why you would rather have a man whose face was badly scarred from childhood abuse instead of a “hot” young man from a “respectful” and rich House. Your family only cared about their connection to the crown and to the other powerful families of Westeros. But you only cared about him. About Sandor Clegane.

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anonymous asked:

I'm not making this up. I have his cousin and he's really really hot. And I swear to you every time I see him I get turned on. What do I do?

Is this for my ask game, if not, honestly in some countries marrying your cousin isn’t bad. Sorry, I don’t really have any advice.

  • Me: makes a post about how shipping Maedhros and Fingon is gross because incest
  • Some fuckboi: you know in most countries that marrying your cousin is legal lol
  • Me: LMAO genocide and rape are also legal in many countries, but that doesn't make it right. Legal does not equate to moral. But since we're having this conversation, let's also point out the fact that this is a fantasy world, and Tolkien, being the anthropologist nerd he was, addressed this issue (incest, cousins marrying, etc) in Laws and Customs of the Eldar (which Maedhros and Fingon fucking were). It was morally abhorrent to them to marry so close within family units. For example, see Maeglin's obsession with Idril. So don't sit there and try to justify your gross ship lmao. Get away from me. Blocked.

I hate it when Cielizzy shipper are hating on SebaCiel saying it’s wrong and disgusting because it’s pedophilia, well then you should hate Cielizzy too cuz it’s incest. Should I remind you that Vincent and Francis are siblings? Ciel and Lizzy are first cousins and even if they are engaged and in those times it was accepted and common to marry your cousins if you think about it, it’s also wrong since they are related by blood. So stop justifying your hate towards the ship by saying that is gross and that people that ship SebaCiel support pedophilia, you support Cielizzy and you aren’t supporting incest, are you?

anonymous asked:

Was there anything in canon that states their blood relationship to each other? I believe in japan marrying cousins isn't as much of a taboo as it is in the west (but idk if that is still the same now) it's smt i"ve been wondering since forever xD

So this is actually a more complicated question to answer than it might seem, as it has a lot to do with Japanese family dynamics and what type of family the Sohma appear to be.

But to answer the question at the top - yes, in Japan you can marry your cousin. Family relationships are categorized by levels and you cannot marry anyone within the first 3 levels of relationship (parents, grandparents, siblings, children). Cousins are in level 4, so they can be married. 

But that doesn’t necessarily mean the characters in Fruits Basket are cousins. 

As glindabubbles explains in this post:

“The Japanese language has a limited vocabulary for family members. There isn’t a way to say “second cousin twice removed on my mother’s side”. They just don’t have it. In Japanese, anyone who isn’t you mom, dad, sibling, aunt uncle, or grandparent is your “cousin”. The word for this is  いとこ (itoko). It’s a catch all word that covers absolutely everybody. (There is a word for second cousin but it is very rarely used.) Everybody in your clan is your itoko: absolutely everybody. The reason for this is that the Japanese like to keep their sentences short. They do not add more words than necessary, and the language is largely based on context clues. In spoken Japanese, no one will go to the trouble of introducing someone as how they are actual related. It will simply be, “This is my cousin, Haru.” Which, in Fruits Basket, is fancy way of saying that they share the same family name.” 

We can say with certainty that the characters in the Sohma family who refer to each other as “cousins” are not literal cousins, as in their parents’ siblings’ kids, but rather are using the term “cousins” in the above sense - they are part of the same family. 

How they are part of that family is where it becomes a bit more complicated. 

The Sohma family as it exists in Fruits Basket is actually in a very unique position - families like it don’t typically exist in Japan anymore. In fact, in many ways which the Sohma family operate, they wouldn’t be able to exist, as the legal ramifications of such a family are not currently allowed under Japanese Family Law, since it was revised under the influence of allied occupation following WWII. 

This is both acknowledged slightly within the story and by Takaya herself. Hatori and Momiji note at Tohru’s surprise when Momiji explains their family that it is “not in today’s customs”. Which is a bit of an understatement. 

And Natsuki Takaya stated in an interview once that she just “pretend[s] family registers and whatnot don’t exist in the Furuba world”. 

Family Registers (koseki) in Japan record information such as births, marriages, divorces, deaths, etc. for one family. It is a single document that functions to record the same information as birth certificates, marriage licenses, the census, and such documents in other countries. Except in Japan it is done by family rather than individual. 

The Sohma family’s Koseki and other important legal documents would find them to be breaking a lot of laws. 

The point of all this is to say, how the characters within the Sohma family are related, and how they act towards one another romantically, has less to do with actual law in Japanese society, and more with how the Sohma family are a very fictional creation by Natsuki Takaya. 

They seem to be something between a Japanese ancient clan and a Japanese ie system. They are a very old and very wealthy family, and if we can assume according to legend within the narrative that the Sohma and the curse are about as old as time itself, in actual Japanese history they would have gone through several iterations of how families operate.

They resemble a Japanese clan, in that they are and have been a very powerful and wealthy family. Japanese clans usually had connections to samurai - I don’t see any reason why samurai might not have been involved in the Sohma family back in the day! But that’s just speculation. In as much as the Sohma do resemble a clan, the important piece to take away from there is that clans were people connected by a single common ancestor (in the Sohma’s case this could be the first generation of cursed members) and owned a lot of land, where the unrelated families living on that land would eventually take the clan name.

This means that, if the Sohma were/are a clan, the various households on the “outside” that get talked about (which any cursed member could be born into) may have the Sohma name, but only by historical ownership of the greater Sohma clan (which would be the center family within the main house - the head of household and his lineage), and not by actual blood relation.   

The Sohma family also resemble a traditional ie system (a type of family system in Japan - the one that was formally abolished after WWII), which began to take hold just as the clan associations were dying out (although it never fully did and if the Sohma were a clan their associations obviously still exist in modern day).

This has more to do with the way the family operates than actual lineage, but what we can take away about family relations from the ie system is that in really large families like the Sohma, people leave the main household to start their own households, and people are sometimes brought into the family who are completely unrelated. The ie has more to do with what the family believes in and protection of a symbolic group than actual blood relations. Seeing as the Sohma family is so old, and has so many branch households, it is likely that if they separated from the main household through the ie system, they did so many generations ago. This would mean that those between the households probably are related in some way, by blood or marriage, but with so many generations between them it is very distantly. 

So, the Sohma do appear to resemble some fantasy combination between an ancient Japanese clan and traditional Japanese ie. Since the Sohma family is so old they could very well be a natural combination of both within the narrative itself, but it is more likely they are a conceptual combination by Takaya. 

In this way, it is impossible to say exactly how the Sohma family members are related but it is without a doubt to say that they are not literal cousins, or closely related at all. They are either very distantly related or not related in any blood sense. 

And as for those within the family dating and possibly marrying each other? Perfectly legal. But perhaps a bit weird, if only by virtue of the fact that in reality the Sohma family is weird on the whole. 

anonymous asked:

I've seen this around before and I'm a bit confused - is Sansa poisoning Sweetrobin deliberately? Because I used to think Sansa cares for sweetrobin a little - she may be doing it unintentionally or w/o knowing the full effects of it; What do you think? And do you think SR will end up dying because of this?

You’re getting at a lot here, and my response is going to be long because you’re asking a question that I’ve been meaning to write about for about two years now but keep falling on the floor moaning and not writing because my thoughts on the matter are longer and stickier than I want them to be.  So thanks for providing the catalyst I needed to write this, but also I’m kinda shakin’ my fist @ u it was so nice to let my laziness be in charge of me, u feel me?

I’m going to break my response down into a few different sections because, as I said above, my response is long and sticky.

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Laws regarding first-cousin marriage in the United States and the world.

Why am I posting this? Because a friend of mine, who is a NejiHina shipper, has been receiving recently really mean feedback regarding her OTP. As a multishipper against stupid pairing wars I can’t let this happen.

These unrespectful haters say that she is supporting a pairing that would never happen as that goes against the law. That marrying your cousin is a crime only rednecks (I hate this word) do.

Well, here you go: Only in some states of the USA, Eastern Europe, China and Philippines (not sure about India) first-cousin marriage is considered a criminal offense or remains banned.

In fact, it is completely legal in Japan (the country who really matters if we are talking about Naruto) so please stop assuming the laws of the place you live in work somewhere else.

I’m from Spain and I’ve recently been in the wedding of a school-mate, guess who did she marry? HER COUSIN

It’s okay for you to dislike NejiHina, but don’t use the “crime” thing against it just because you live in one of these few countries that ban first-cousin marriage.