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chapter 17: freezing point

  • “the temperature at which a liquid changes into a solid; the same temperature as the melting point”

summary: When a series of fires unsettles the city of Magnolia, Detective Lucy Heartfilia unwittingly reignites a war between old rivals. But when she finds herself drawn to one of her suspects, the lines between right and wrong begin to blur.

rated: M for Mature Content (no nsfw scenes this chapter)

This time, we’re delving into Detective Lucy’s backstory! I can’t believe I have just one more chapter with this story…

read: part I | part II | part III | part IV | part V | part VI | part VII | part VIII | part IX | part X | part XI | part XII | part XIII | part XIV | part XV | part XVI |  all parts | on ff.net

Her body, once lax and warm with pleasure, began to coil and tighten like a spring, and Natsu–confused by the change–looked up at her. Lucy’s brown eyes were round and huge, her plump lips swollen red, her cheeks flushed a pretty pink…and she was staring at him as if he were a stranger.

That look was like ice water on his arousal.

Natsu, his chest aching, yanked away from her so fast he nearly fell flat on his ass. He fumbled around for his towel, furious and embarrassed for thinking that she could possibly want him so desperately.

Lucy blinked once, twice, a third time before finally coming back to the present and sitting up very slowly. “Natsu,” she rasped, her voice cracking. “I’m sorry, I don’t know what came over me. That was very inappropriate, and I don’t have any excuses for myself - ”

“Yeah, well, I wouldn’t wanna fuck an ex-felon either,” he snarked half-heartedly, tugging the towel around his hips. “It’s cool.”

“No!” she shouted, scrambling off the couch after him, her nudity all-but forgotten to her. Lucy’s hands landed on his forearms. “It’s not that at all! I just… With my job, and you being a consultant and an asset… I can’t sleep with you,” she explained on a sigh.

“Wait, wait,” he shook his head, a frown forming, “lemme get this straight… It’s because of your job? Nothing else?”

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The Visit to the Carny Family

The lorry containing the Magic Maharajahs rolls cautiously into the parking lot of the theme park as instructed. Behind the wheel is Mam, with Neena as her co-pilot of sorts as the girl held onto the phone that worked as the family’s GPS. Behind them, the men–Papa, Dada, Par Dada, and Great Tiger–were asleep. As to make sure they’re in the right place, Mam calls one more time on the phone as soon as the lorry parks. Neena hops out immediately, stretching her legs as she was cramped in the vehicle the whole time.

“We’re here,” Mam informs asktmypunchyocs as she leans over the steering wheel to eye the attractions in the park. “Where do we go now?”

trial by fire # 15

chapter 15: boiling point

  • “the temperature at which the vapor pressure of a liquid equals the pressure surrounding the liquid and the liquid changes into a vapor”

summary: When a series of fires unsettles the city of Magnolia, Detective Lucy Heartfilia unwittingly reignites a war between old rivals. But when she finds herself drawn to one of her suspects, the lines between right and wrong begin to blur.

rated: M for Mature Content (no nsfw scenes this chapter)

Natsu backstory time! Prepare for some nsfw next chapter ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

read: part I | part II | part III | part IV | part V | part VI | part VII | part VIII | part IX | part X | part XI | part XII | part XIII | part XIV |  all parts | on ff.net

“Oh, your back…”

Her voice was soft and hesitant, and no small amount of horror filled it.

“Hm?” Natsu looked over his shoulder and saw his pretty detective standing in the doorway, wringing her hands.

Her brown eyes, wide and all-encompassing, marveled at his slick back, or rather the decorations on it. He knew what she was seeing; the ugly, warped mass of flesh that stretched from his right shoulder to left hip bone and the gaudy tattoo that smothered it. Though she tried to hide her morbid fascination, Natsu was well aware of what it looked like to her.

Rather, what he looked like–a butchered patch-job gone wrong. Like a sadist had taken clumps of his flesh and stuck them together without smoothing them over.

Even the tattoo, as large and colorful as it was, couldn’t hide the sheer deformities underneath it.

His spine grew stiff at the reminder of just who he was. “Yeah, pretty nasty scar from my last job as Salamander,” he told her, snapping her out of her staring contest with his back.

Lucy’s eyes dragged upwards to meet his sheepishly, as though she were embarrassed to have stared for so long. “How did it happen?” she murmured, stepping further into the muggy bathroom.

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trial by fire # 16

chapter 16: radiant heat flux

  • “the amount of heat flowing through a given area in a given time, usually expressed as calories/square centimeter/second”

summary: When a series of fires unsettles the city of Magnolia, Detective Lucy Heartfilia unwittingly reignites a war between old rivals. But when she finds herself drawn to one of her suspects, the lines between right and wrong begin to blur.

rated: M for Mature Content (nsfw scenes this chapter)

Ohoho, what many of you have been waiting for. A large portion of this chapter is considered NSFW–if you do not wish to read this section, I will mark it with *** so that you may skip over it if you so choose. In other news, I can’t believe I have only two chapters left after this!! Soon, I will be passing the torch on to mslead

read: part I | part II | part III | part IV | part V | part VI | part VII | part VIII | part IX | part X | part XI | part XII | part XIII | part XIV | part XV | all parts | on ff.net

“So…” his blonde angel murmured then, “you got tattoos to cover up your scars?” She gestured to the tattoo on his neck and the one that swallowed up his left shoulder and bicep.

“Yeah.” Natsu cleared his throat and jerked his thumb to his back as he turned around for her benefit. “Courtesy of my cellmate, Sting. The one of my back was tricky and it took for-fucking-ever,” he bit out, “but it’s better than an ugly scar.”

Lucy’s breathing changed, just the slightest hitch. “A phoenix?”

“From the ashes, I arise stronger than ever,” he droned, recalling the line from the only book he’d had the patience to read in his cell.

Though his youth hadn’t been ideal, it was what had made him into who he was today. And he didn’t regret that, not one bit. The tragedy and the flames had only served to strengthen him and prepare him for the road ahead.

He’d gone into that last fire as the Salamander and come out as…well…he wasn’t too sure yet, actually. But he was working on it.

“And also to remind me to never go back to that old lifestyle,” Natsu told her.

“You…don’t miss being an arsonist?” Lucy’s question was incredibly hesitant, as though she were afraid of asking. Or, more likely, afraid of the answer..

Natsu felt his shoulders bunch as he growled a, “Hell no.”

But that was a big fat fucking lie, he knew. Arson had been his life for so many years, it was a part of him. It was in his very soul. The rush, the adrenaline, the high–just whipping out his lighter was enough for all those feelings to come rushing back.

And it was so, so tempting to just…do it.

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Fanfic Author Appreciation Day

 So, I’m a little late to the party and I just got off from work so I’ve decided to do a fic and author rec list for Appreciation Day.. (Disclaimer: This is gonna get long because I am multi fandom, multi shipping trash, so bear with me please)

So let’s start:

Author Recommendations:

Fairy Tail

snogfairy - One of my fanfic writing senpais to be honest. Everything Philine writes is golden (especially the smuts, *cough cough*). Read everything of hers you won’t regret it, I promise.

immortalpromise Same for Carly. Like she’s soooooo good. Her writing has the ability to make you ship anything, so beware, lol. Also, A++ smut. Read all the things.

toxineena - *incoherent fangirling noises* What can I say about Neena? I hope to one day be able to put together beautiful stories like Neena’s. (Three words: SMOKE. AND. PEACHES. *fans self*)

absent-angel - Another writing senpai. My senpais are so beautiful and wonderful I swear. Her stories are absolutely fantabulous, and you lose yourself in the worlds she builds and every story is so expressly unique, I just…have no words (cries 5ever about Ignite and To the Flame).

mslead and rivendell101 - THE QUEENS OF ANGST!!! My angst writing senpais. I hope to be able to destroy emotions as beautifully as they do one day.

One Piece:

aerle - THE QUEEN OF MARCO/ACE!! If you ship MarcoAce even a little bit, go follow, now. Stop what ever you’re doing and go follow.

authenticaussie - I love her writing to death. Nari’s writing is just too awesome for words, I’m usually drowning in feels after I’ve read something she writes.

lunarshores - Another of my absolute favorite Marco/Ace writers. Go read the things, all the things.

beyondkailani - ASL trio. ASL trio. So many beautiful brotherly stories. Do yourself a favor and go bingeread all the stories.

ssjsky59 -  EPIC AUs. ASL trio. BONDS OF SEA AND FIRE. Literal literary perfection.

undanewneon - ZOSAN. ZOSAN EVERYWHERE. And I love it. It’s so beautiful.

Shingeki no Kyojin:

lyssala - ALL OF THE EREMIKA!!! Beautifully written Eremika, too. Lyssa’s fanfics are probably what moved Eremika to OTP status for me.

eremikadefensesquad - MORE EREMIKA!!!!! Perfection, literal actual perfection. A cinnamon roll that doesn’t deserve the hate she gets. 

cupofdaydream- Ok, I’m pretty much Eremika trash so you’ll have to excuse me that my third SnK rec is also one of the most talented Eremika writers as well.

Other fandoms:

fortunatelylovelytyrant - this poor smol creampuff is one of the only writers for her fandom, but her writing is really lovely, so if you like really weird crossovers, go check her out.

Naruto (really NejiTen):

aquariusgaluxy - My first introduction into the world of NejiTen and I fell in deep and never looked back. The reason why NejiTen is my only (well, one of two) Naruto OTPs. Also, Eyes Like Pale Thistle. *fans self*

Sleepy Hollow:

sneetchstar and creepingmuse - The first ever Ichabbie fics I ever read were by these two lovely people and when I tell you I fell in love, I fell in love. Ichabbie is my OTP because of these two.

jwab - SHE. AND. HE. That is all. All I have to say is go read Point of No Return. Now.

(EDIT: She and He was written by creepingmuse. My other favorite Ichabbie fic Point of No Return was written by the lovely jwab. Curse my misremembering brain!)

Wow. This is already longer than I thought it’d be. Anyway, on to the fic recs:

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I got an ask about someone who wanted to use my texture to retexture hairs themselves, so I felt like I could share them with everyone.

First and foremost, I’d like to thank lilith-sims and poppet-sims​ for their hair textures which I blended together. The texture uses Lilith’s highlights and Poppet’s base texture, and some shading added by me.

The textures I have included in the folder are one volatile and one BW texture intended to be used for TS2, and a texture that can be used in TS3 in case someone wants to (The one with high contrast).

The colors I use are Pooklet’s, and are dynamite, depth charge, volatile, pyrotechnic and mailbomb (grey). It is not mandatory to use these colors, but these are the ones I use.

Without further adue, here’s a downlad link! [ Download ]

EDIT 29.08.15:

I revised my texture and added a bit of Remi’s Neena blend (bumped it up to v5.5 omg I have no life). This texture has been dubbed Codename: PRLZ (pearls), and I will keep the old one available in case you prefer that one. A TS3 version is also included, even though it is not shown in the preview.

[ Download updated texture ]

trial by fire # 14

chapter 14: ash

  • “the powdery residue of matter that remains after burning”

summary: When a series of fires unsettles the city of Magnolia, Detective Lucy Heartfilia unwittingly reignites a war between old rivals. But when she finds herself drawn to one of her suspects, the lines between right and wrong begin to blur.

rated: M for Mature Content (no nsfw scenes this chapter)

Hope you enjoyed the brief Gruvia interlude!! Now, it’s back to our main duo…

read: part I | part II | part III | part IV | part V | part VI | part VII | part VIII | part IX | part X | part XI | part XII | part XIII | all parts | on ff.net

Nearly a week after the first fire was the day they’d determined to hit the strip mall. Setting fires within a week of each other, their memorable color an unmistakable flare in the criminal world, would undoubtedly draw the attention of not only Jackal, but everything else that lurked in the night. This would be the final display to “prove” that the Salamander was back.

After this, Natsu knew, Jackal would show his ugly mug one way or another.

All he had to do was hold out tonight, and he’d be in the clear; he wouldn’t have to set fires for the cops again, even if they begged him to. Even if Lucy begged him to–he wasn’t sure he could hold on to his sanity if he did this again.

The only reason he’d been able to do so this long was because Lucy was with him. Her voice, her scent, her touch had soothed him and lulled his demons to sleep.

If she wasn’t with him, Natsu was more than sure he would have succumbed by now.

That was why his dreams had haunted him the past week–flashes of smoldering flames, of ash and destruction, of the power. He’d startled awake many a time, skin slick with sweat and his blood cold and his stomach turning over. More than once, he’d thought about calling Lucy just to hear her voice; it would be enough to settle him, he knew.

But…calling her every other hour in the middle of the night was hardly considerate. He didn’t want to disturb the detective.

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i desperately need betsy to have more relationships with women because it pisses me off so much that her only queer confirmation ever was sleeping with a woman who just happened to be the female version of a dude who had 3 brains and ended up becoming 3 separate people

it doesn’t feel like true representation it’s just betsy having a queer relationship in a way that people can still interpret as “oh it only happened because they both already had feelings for each other when fantomex was only one man, which is also the only reason why the female version is attracted to her”

cutiewithaspot asked:

Neena knocked on the door before she stopped and held her side. "Johnny!" She called as she leaned against the door a bit. "Open up please?"

Johnny was out of bed, stumbling groggily to the door. “Neena?”, he mumbled, unlocking it. “What’s goin’ on…?”

trial by fire # 18

chapter 18: reburn

  • “the burning of an area that has been previously burned but that contains flammable fuel that ignites when burning conditions are more favorable; an area that has reburned”

summary: When a series of fires unsettles the city of Magnolia, Detective Lucy Heartfilia unwittingly reignites a war between old rivals. But when she finds herself drawn to one of her suspects, the lines between right and wrong begin to blur.

rated: M for Mature Content (no nsfw scenes this chapter)

I can’t believe this is it for me! It’s been such a sweet ride, you guys, and I loved every minute of it. Even this relatively short chapter. I’m sad that I have no more of this amazing tale to share with you, but, don’t worry–TBF is in more than capable hands with mslead.

She will be posting all future chapters from now on, so be sure to be on the lookout!!

read: part I | part II | part III | part IV | part V | part VI | part VII | part VIII | part IX | part X | part XI | part XII | part XIII | part XIV | part XV | part XVI | all parts | part XVII | on ff.net

The first thing that Natsu became aware of was that his back hurt like hell. The next, that his neck felt pinched and he rolled it to the side with a pained groan. He stretched his cramped legs afterwards, his bare toes connecting with the cold wood of Lucy’s coffee table. Only after he groggily took note of how much his body regretted sleeping on a couch did he realize that he’d been woken by the harsh buzzing on the coffee table.

His cellphone.

Natsu’s bleary green eyes narrowed at the offensive thing, a growl rising in his throat. Who the fuck was calling him at–he glanced at the digital clock on Lucy’s cable box and nearly swore–seven-fucking-thirty in the morning?

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I got invited to Jagex this weekend and it was such an amazing experience! :D Thank you so much Mod Neena for the invitation. Had a really fun day and was great to meet the other invited players as well as get to talk to some Jmods!! ^_^

callmekatieanne asked:

I'll be off to college soon too, except I'll be a freshman. Any advice??

Oh, my dear, I have lots of advice. In fact, I think I had a post in my queue recently for incoming college freshman.

The main points of which were:

  • Wear jeans/pants that “breathe” and bring a sweater, even if it’s scorching hot out, until you know which building blasts the AC to 60 degrees F and which feels like a sauna
  • Backpacks with thick straps are your friend!  Messenger bags are cool and all but if you’re commuting with a lot of stuff, symmetrically styled backpacks are better for your back
  • You are your own person and you can walk out whenever you need to or want to, so long as you’re not disrupting the class.   Meaning you can go to the bathroom without permission, take a breather if you’re anxious, answer an important phone call, etc.
  • If you don’t like the class on the first day, if you can- DROP THAT CLASS AND TAKE ANOTHER ONE!  It’ll only get worse from there!
  • If you can, take a class outside your major; it’s a good break from your expected studies.
  • You are in charge of your schedule.  Your adviser and guidance counselor is there to ‘advise and guide’ but if you don’t like certain classes and you can substitute for others, that’s your choice.
  • Consequently, if you are changing anything drastic in your plan, talk with your adviser and instructors.
  • Pay attention to your credit hours and grades.  Never leave this to the last week of school, you will be sorry and stressed beyond belief!
  • Unless it’s a lab book or otherwise specified, go to the class for a week or so before buying an expensive textbook (I STRESS THIS VERY MUCH).  Some classes, while having it on their required list, do not actually use the textbook a whole lot and you might find some of it scanned online.  Rent if you can or buy used online (schools actually don’t give discounts).  Use your best judgement on what you think you need.
  • Tell the people who go up to you selling or advertising things you are not interested in that you are in a rush to class and don’t have time to listen to them.  It’s less rude and they’ll leave you alone.
  • The smaller the class, the better it is to have some sort of acquaintanceship with a couple classmates.  They might save your ass if you are absent one day or need to study.  And talking with them makes the time go by faster without it being so insufferable. Professors are also more likely to count attendance as part of your grade in smaller classes.
  • You don’t need to join a club or sport, but internships are cool and useful!
  • If you can afford it, take a day off once or twice each semester if you’re too exhausted.  Just be aware of what you missed and if it was worth missing!
  • Your health is the most important, this goes for mental health too!! Note: College-age/upper teens is when mental disorders like depression and anxiety are most commonly diagnosed.  Most schools have therapy services, especially during exam time.  Look into it if you need to!
  • Communicate with your professor if you are having trouble with something.  Anything.
  • Eat and stay hydrated.  Bring a water bottle and snack to class.
  • All-nighters will happen but never go over 36 hours without sleep.
  • It’s going to be hard and there will be times you might think about giving up.  This WILL happen.  You just have to make sure what you’re doing isn’t making you absolutely miserable and/or there is something rewarding and positive to look forward to at the end!

All I have to add to this is:

  • If you decide to drink/party, make sure you have a plan. Have a DD or someone to walk you back to your dorm. Don’t ever take an open drink from someone you don’t personally know and are friends with (I’m sure you’ve heard this one).
  • If you haven’t already, pick up some pepper spray or brass knuckle keyrings. I dearly hope you won’t have to use them, but it’s better to have them just in case.
  • Don’t jump at the first boy you see. You have so many options.
  • Speaking of boys, they are not more important than your health or your studies.
  • If you have a roommate, do your best to get along with them. You’re gonna get real cozy with them throughout the school year.
  • Don’t forget to check your mail!!
  • And most importantly, if you decide that the university is NOT for you, don’t make yourself suffer. It’s perfectly okay to drop out and rethink your options.