The Price for Fire - Comma_Kaze - Homestuck [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Jake English/Dirk Strider
Characters: Dirk Strider, Jake English, Jane Crocker, Roxy Lalonde, Alpha Kids (Homestuck)
Additional Tags: Alternate Universe - Greek Mythology, Anachronisms, Curses, Wingfic, Wing Grooming, Hurt/Comfort, Emotional Hurt/Comfort, Fluff, Angst, Fluff and Angst, Alcohol Abuse/Alcoholism, body image issues, Grief/Mourning, Past Character Death, Happy Ending
In an ambiguously pre-Industrial society, Jade English sends her grandson out into the world to experience the joys of adventuring for himself. This would probably be easier if Jake had paid more attention to her adventuring lessons. Then again, nothing’s really been easy since the Curse hit all those years ago.
Or: Dirk is a cursed bird boy with intimacy issues, Jake finds (and dates) him, Roxy and Jane are beautiful disasters in their own rights, and everything is varying levels of awful until it isn’t. Featuring as much fluff as I can cram in between the plot-driven angst and a lot of wing appreciation and preening.
Based on an art piece by @cityinthesea.
Chapter 8: Brave the Wilderness