your fifth kid-friendly find for valentine’s day is a pair of treats in pink, sparkly hues. choose from colorful glitter heart lollipops or handmade marshmallows — this particular listing is for a delectable rose-honey flavor.
So many questions. Will Oikawa break down first, or Akaashi? Is Bokuto the bigger alien, or Ushiwaka? Who really sent a lamb for slaughter - Daichi or Kuroo? Are bonds being made or broken? What exactly is Karasuno scheming? What kind of purpose is this activity meant to achieve? And just who does this sort of arrangement please?
Being 191 centimeters tall with a resting face like a slab of granite is just fine when you’re the cornerstone of the “Iron Wall.” For going out in public, not so much. No one wants to sit next to Aone on the train, so Futakuchi, who can’t resist a captive audience anyway, takes matters into his own hands.
Winter is one of nature’s best kept secrets: a secret wonderland tucked away in low temperature.
The world becomes a snowglobe, spinning and twirling ever so slightly, as cascades of fluttering snowflakes dust the world like powdered sugar atop a cake.
Mittens sit snug around cold hands and lovers wrap tight around their shivering partners.
Exhausted from a particularly snowy afternoon of ice skating in an outdoor rink along the outskirts of Duscae, the once green, autumn escape that now resembled a frosty scene of fluffy white whipped cream, Ignis and his s/o took refuge in a small cabin for the night.
About cuddler tobi ...When he was a baby his mother gave him a stuffed cat to make his nights (origin of his passion for them), for his first mission Touka gives him a plush booby (cold feet Senju? I have an affinity suiton , Not everyone is lucky enough to be a radiator on leg Uchiwa...) and Madara gives him a big plush hawk when he has to take some misson out of the vilage. Sound good?
Oh yesssss! Let’s bury Tobirama is plushies and feather pillows! He’s always cold at night, so he veritably burrows in blankets - and on top of that, he likes to burrow in pillows. No one would ever tell it looking at his cold motherfucker face, but he’s a marshamallow. His relatives learn not to comment on the plushies and pillows because it tends to have bad consequences.
Except from Hashirama and Touka, Those two tease him mercilessly - but they also give him new pillows at his birthday or when he’s down, so he guesses he can forgive them.
Neil and Andrew are in London and Neil decides that they have to go sight seeing
The first thing they have to do is navigate London transport. Which doesn’t sound too bad until they realise it’s winter and England literally cannot cope with anything (I mean really just can’t cope, a millimetre of snow brings the whole country to a standstill)
So there are trains out of order because of problems with the wheels from the weather. And there are parts of the tracks shut for weather and for planned engineering works which just makes everything even more complicated
And honestly neither of them really thought about rush hour on the tube being a thing. A legitimate thing that means there are thousands of people crushing onto underground trains to try to get to work- not so much on the weekend but still they feel packed in like sardines and Andrew is getting really twitchy because people are touching him
And Neil is claustrophobic. I firmly believe this. But he’s really good at keeping it under wraps but someone gets a little too close on the tube and Andrew notices the way Neil’s breathing hitches just a little and he reaches out to comfort him but pauses and says “yes or no”
Neil just kind of nods because really he can’t do anything else and they’re stood by one of the doors so every time they stop Neil gets a little reprieve and leans out just a little bit and Andrew is using Neil’s panic to try to distract himself from his own discomfort
He always leans back in when the automatic voice calls out ‘please stand clear of the closing doors’ and everything is fine and then someone gets off so Neil plants himself between Andrew and people as he tucks them into a corner so no one can get at Andrew
But one journey between stations is longer than the others had been. And it gets really bad. So when he leans out of the door he doesn’t quite lean back in fast enough and so the doors reopen because that’s what they do
Andrew pulls Neil back inside but the station is busy and they have employees on the floor and one of hem calls over the microphone “do not lean out of the doors and waste all of our time” and Andrew grips Neil’s arm a little more tightly in a show of support because he will not allow Neil to feel bad about this
And maybe also to control his urge to stab but he couldn’t get his knives through customs so even if he wanted to he couldn’t
They finally get out at Embankment because Neil wanted to go see the Winter Festival at the Southbank. And getting out of the station is hell because there are so many people and Andrew clenches every time someone comes too close and is read to push them away from Neil
When they get out and Neil is breathing properly again they head over the bridge and there are these little cute wooden huts and it’s really nice to look at but when they walk through it’s just a little too full of people not paying attention and carrying huge bags and Andrew gets increasingly murderous at all the people getting in his way
But Neil is enjoying himself with a hot chocolate cupped between his hands a little light in his eye that he only get when travelling without having to be running so it’s all ok
And Andrew gets a message from the girls asking him to take photos. So he takes a candid shot of Neil looking super excited by the christmas carvings on one of the stalls
And then he loses track of Neil and he starts to panic because that boy has enemies
But Neil is back a few seconds later with a little cellophane bag tied with a bow and full of christmas candy, including but not limited to: candy canes, snowman marshamallows, chocolate coins, and chocolate santas
They move on to walk along the south bank towards the Globe and there are just so many people and it just gets so frustrating to Andrew and to get to Tower Bridge they have to go through this really thin section of cobbled path just outside Borough Market and neither of them are particularly slow walkers, despite small statures
But they get stuck behind this large group of large men. And they try to weave but there are people coming the other way and they get around two of them and try to get around the rest but they can’t because they’re in a line of three and they’re just not moving
But Neil and Andrew can see the end of the bit of short narrow path so they just put up with the snail’s pace
Until. One of the men stops at the end of the narrow path and starts point to a restaurant and talking to his friends and the whole group comes to a standstill and no one can get past them in either direction
And Andrew has has enough so he just reaches out and pushes the men forward and out of the gap and ignores the shouting of them for the rude behaviour but honestly they were just so ignorant they deserved it
The next time they get held up behind tourists it’s on Tower Bridge and Andrew is just done at this point. He’s navigated the tube. He’s dealt with being trapped like a sardine on a train. He’s dealt with the crowds at the market. He’s dealt with the ignorant group of men. And now he’s dealing with selfies taking tourists and enough is enough
He grabs Neil’s arm (which he’s been holding almost all day) and he charges through the people. He doesn’t care he just pushes people to the sides. And when they get back north of the river he heads straight for the tube station
“We’re going to the hotel. Now.”
And Neil just nods because honestly he is also very frustrated at the people in London at the minute and they decide to wait until Monday to go out again because maybe then it would die down
But they’re on the way back and there’s a signal failure and so all the trains get held. And they get held there for twenty minutes. And Neil is mostly ok, they’re not jammed in at the minute but it is still an enclosed space and it’s not great because they’re being held in a tunnel not at a station and so they’re just surrounded by dark
So Andrew tries to distract Neil by getting him to talk about exy and honestly it’s the best thing that Andrew could have done
They get back to the hotel and Andrew just sullenly walks to the bed, sits, and opens his bag of candy
And all they do for the rest of the night is watch British TV and snack
This will be a mini series of when things bug me in London or I find them amusing and just sticking our favourite exy players into the situations all will be tagged ‘andreil vs london’
Do have any favorite/recommended haikyuu fics or doujinshi??? You write amazing ones and I thought you might have awesome recommendations!
Oh, golly. YESSS. I do. I do. I’ve been meaning to make a rec post and I haven’t yet, so…. Here we go, okay?
Saturday Night Sendai by memorde Summary: Two teams, one restaurant. What could possibly go wrong? Me: So Yamaguchi and Futakuchi have the same birthday, and because of that there is this fic, and I am SO HAPPY. This is AMAZING. It is everything I could have dreamed for in Datekou/Karasuno interaction. And the Yamaguchi and Tsukishima interaction is frigging perfect. Love Yamaguchi feeling shy and awkward and Tsukki being an asshole to protect him. That’s just…yeah. Who they are. And Futakuchi was hilarious. But Aone and Hinata were the best.
Don’t run on wet wood by boxofwonder Summary: Karasuno takes a trip to the lake on a hot summer’s day. What could possibly go wrong? Me: Slightly less well-known than boxofwonder’s fandom classic, Shadows Don’t Matter Close to the Light, but to me this one is just as perfect. Wonderful team interaction, mostly just a happy fun fic. Until SOMETHING goes wrong, and oh wow, it is heart-in-your-throat awful. But the team makes it better! Hinata and Kageyama are completely perfect in this fic.
Delinquent Marshamallows by Crollalanza Summary: Tanaka Ryuunosuke is a boy with a mission. He’s gonna be part of the best team in the Miyaga Prefecture and power Karasuno High Volleyball Team to Nationals. He’s brash, loud and argumentative, which irritates his senpais no end. But underneath it all, his sister Saeko sees another boy. One who’s struggling to cope as the team fractures. Me: I’ve recced this before, but I don’t care. Doin’ it again. It’s a fantabulous fic, and my personal canon for the Tanaka siblings. Everything I write with those two, I have this background in mind. Including the way they interact at the end of Split Second, the way their house looks, why Saeko calls her dad, “real paranoid”. Y’know, for what it’s worth.
We’ll Figure That Out When We Get There by SterlingLee Summary: Moniwa runs into a little trouble at the train station, and Datekou tries to help more enthusiastically than is really necessary. The question of who saves whom from what may actually be beside the point, but this much is clear: the Iron Wall is a full-time occupation. Me: DATEKOOOOUUUU. They are so precious. omg. THEY ARE SO PRECIOUS. Adorable boys being protective of each other, ugh, I will never. ever. get over it.
Extraordinary by soups Summary: Bokuto is a sunrise, a beast, a role model, a storm, a child, an ace and a captain. Me: Bokuto through the eyes of multiple teammates. Really sweet and cute character study. Does a lot to fill the hole left by not enough Bokuto in the manga. (WHERE ARE THE OWLS. WHERE ARE THE OWLS.)
I Really Need A Translator by FriendshipCastle Summary: My anime bud chucked me into the volleyball anime fandom and I am officially lost to these boys and their boundless enthusiasm for volleyball. I’m mad because I can barely ship them, they love volleyball to the exclusion of everything. But whatever, here’s a bunch of relationship headcanons disguised as fics. In this one, Hinata breaks his wrist and Kags is in charge of him because he can’t be trusted. Me: You may have noticed that I have Kind of a Thing for Hinata getting hurt and Kageyama taking care of him. THIS IS A GOOD ONE. They feel incredibly real and touchable in this fic. Te adoro.
I’m Not Walking You Home, Yamaguchi. by Feathers_Fall_Like_Snow Summary: I just have some stuff to do and happen to be going in the same direction. -Tsukki Yamaguchi doesn’t greet him at the bus stop (Not that Tsukki cares.) Or practice (Not at all.) Then Tsukki sees that Yamaguchi has a black eye and a swollen lip, and finds out he was jumped on the way to school. He just happens to need to go that same direction after school now. Low and behold, Yamaguchi’s attackers are there too! Pathetic. Me: I also have Kind of a Thing about Yamaguchi getting picked on and then getting protected by…well…pretty much anyone. Tanaka is my favorite, but Tsukishima will do. THIS IS ALSO A GOOD FIC. It feels very in-character and very believable, and it makes my heart ache.
Maybe Not Really Gen (But Close Enough for Me to Love):
wear a necklace of hope by Authoress for maychorian Summary: Someone like him couldn’t win. He didn’t have the looks or the personality to wheedle life-saving gifts from sponsors. He wasn’t charming. He didn’t have a sob story. Tanaka couldn’t win the Hunger Games, that much was certain. But he could do his damnedest to beat it. (Or, The Fourteen Lives of Tanaka Ryuunosuke.) Me: Okay, yes, so this was written for me. So maybe it’s not surprising that I love it. I have also recced it before. BUT I DON’T CARE IT’S SO GOOD AND IT DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH KUDOS. Go and read it. It’s…agghlajkljsoiaiqeqrklsfvdalk. I cannot express myself well.
melt your headaches, call it home by roisale (strawberrysonatina) Summary: “A lot of people end up hating each other after their first Drift,” Nishinoya says, helmet tucked in the crook of his elbow. “But you know,” he adds, looking up at Ennoshita with a cheeky sort of grin, “I don’t think I could ever hate you.” “That’s,” Ennoshita stumbles, feeling his face freeze somewhere between confusion and embarrassment, “That’s nice of you, I think.” Me: Yep, it’s a Pacific Rim AU. But. BUT. Ennoshita babe is perfect. It’s very him. And Noya-san is such a bundle of utter joy. And they interact in the most precious and perfect ways. It’s all about connection, and learning to be in each other’s space, and it’s utterly, utterly beautiful. I would read every PacRim AU in every fandom if they were all about the pilots just cuddling constantly. (I have SUCH a THING for CUDDLING.)
As It Should Be by PrussianBluu Summary: Based on a request I saw on Tumblr that someone send fanfics where “Hinata is bullied without the team knowing and then they find out.” I like the idea of everyone (including Tsukishima) enraged and vengeful. So I. Did that. I’m so sorry. I’m also really really sorry that the ‘ungrateful second-years’ aren’t really in this because I wanted them to be but I couldn’t find a good place for them, since this focuses so much on just Kageyama and Hinata.
Me: Yeah, another fic with Hinata getting bullied and everyone being protective. I LIKE THIS THEME OKAY. This one is really well-written, and the conclusion is EXTREMELY satisfying. Two thumbs way, way up.
While you’re at it, you can also read everything else written by these authors. I have a few more recs in my bookmarks on AO3, too.
There ya go! Just a few, not nearly enough to cover the breadth of the awesome fic in this fandom, but I hope that gives you a taste, and a few hours of happy reading.