aries: wild as hell, very honest and can come off as bitchy because of it. a good time honestly. exaggerates their stories like hell but u know what it’s hilarious taurus: really good advice even if it’s not what u want to hear. actually a good sense of humor but if they’re bored w you they’ll be v passive aggressive gemini: super smart n not afraid to let you know it lmao. lots of funny stories and will be upfront with you cancer: incredibly easy to talk to about your problems, even if they don’t have great advice they’re good listeners. sweethearts! leo: CHARMING BITCHES, can come off as absurdly cocky/sure of themselves. will talk your ear off but you’ll feel grateful honestly virgo: usually down to earth as hell but have a wild side if they like you enough to show it. really dorky humor typically libra: really funny and good at talking w people. masters of making up bullshit facts. so annoying in arguments because they’ll make you feel like a dumbass but still such good friends scorpio: can seem negative. incredibly intuitive like they’re the BEST at reading people and their emotions. actually incredibly smart and won’t always show it but when they do you’ll be amazed about what they know sagittarius: such good storytellers, super funny as well! again very very blunt with their honesty. enthusiastic and impatient capricorn: can seem boring at first but there’s so much under the surface. practical and so dorky with flirting it’s adorable aquarius: one of my favorite mercury signs because of how fun and interesting they are to talk to. incredibly smart too especially with the specific things they are interested in they are such good researchers pisces: really really sweet and they change their opinions/moods a lot. can be shy at first but so encouraging of others. starts projects but doesn’t finish em lmao but honestly same. amazing friends
Rowan Whitethorn first met Lyria in a market place in Doranelle.
He was a prince, she was a girl who sold flowers
She was his mate and there was no one nor anything that could stop him from claiming her
But Rowan’s loving Lyria lost his favor with Maeve, Queen of the Fae
Rowan still yearned to prove himself to his Queen. He still wanted glory and redemption. And so when war came he answered the call.
In war Rowan proved himself. In war he got his glory, he got his redemption, he gained back the favor of the Fae Queen. But all at a cost.
The cost of Rowan’s winning was the loss of Lyria. The loss of his mate. And the loss of their unborn child.
In his shame Rowan left civilization, he turned his back on his cousins and friends and family.
Eventually Maeve found Rowan and in turn he became blood sworn to her.
Serving her for almost two centuries as commander, prince and protector of the lands
At some point Rowan got his tattoo that goes from his hand up the side of his face.
Telling the story of his failure, of his shame
Decades later Rowan met Aelin Ashryver Galathynius, heir of Mala fire-bringer, and Queen of Terrasen
Like him, she was broken, scarred, vengeful and empty.
But with the Queen of Terrasen, Rowan climbed out of the dark abyss he had been in for centuries
With her he stared to live again
But Rowan’s tattoo stays, even after he falls in love with his Fireheart, even after he marries his Carrenam.
Even after he learns that Lyria, the woman he loved and mourned, is not his mate.
Rowan still feels regret for what he had done, what he had failed to do. He still loves the woman who had once sold flowers in Doranelle. He knows he will never not love her.
But eventually Rowan changes his tattoo.
Now the tattoo starts with Lyria’s death, but it ends with Aelin.
It is now the story of his exacting revenge for Lyria’s murder. Of his wandering and his time with Maeve. Of meeting Aelin atop a roof in Varese, of training her, and helping her. Of becoming Carrenam and blood-sworn. Ending with the night he became her consort. When he became her husband.
Now the tattoo he wears is not the story of his grief, but the story of his rebirth.
Once upon a time there was a little girl with fire in her veins and steel in her hands
Once upon a time there was a girl who traded in debts and oaths and promises and blood
Once upon a time there was a little boy with a crown atop his head and an eye that wandered
Once upon a time there was a boy who killed his father and loved his kingdom
Once upon a time there was a boy who saw the world as it was and not as it should be
Once upon a time there was a boy who started to see grey when before it was just black and white
Once upon a time there was a girl who had more scars on her heart and in her soul then on her body
Once upon a time there was a girl with a wildness no form could contain
Once upon a time there was a girl who only wanted a fairy tale
Once upon a time there was a girl who embraced the darkness
Once upon a time there was a girl who drank the blood of men
Once upon a time there was a girl who broke free from the iron noose that was choking her
Once upon a time there was a boy who was the sword of the man who slaughtered his family
Once upon a time there was a boy who found his family again
Once upon a time there was a girl who knew the language of daemons
Once upon a time there was a girl who died for her people
Once upon a time there was a boy who loved someone very much
Once upon a time there was a boy who died because of the woman he loved
Once upon a time there was a girl who was shy and meek
Once upon a time there was a girl who lived through hell and who could still hold her head up high
Once upon a time there was a boy who lost the love of his life
Once upon a time there was a boy who found true love again
Once upon a time there was a land alive and vibrant
Once upon a time there was a land being reborn from the ashes
Once upon a time there was a land with a king on the throne and demon who held his leash
Once upon a time there was a land with a city made of corpses and whose people did not sing but wailed
“The youngest of our team, Yano, is really cute. He’s always working hard. He transforms from cute to cool like a robot. Like an adorable baby then a man again. He has a different charm for every situation.”
5/?: Lysandra and Aedion raising Evangeline together and teaching her how to defend herself. Both of them being super protective when she gets her first boyfriend but Aedion isn’t the one who has to scare the boy – Lysandra in her snow leopard form does that all by herself.