hello I saw that you read ICOS.. Can you tell us what it's about? I want to give it a try
hi there! what’s icos? i see it on your blog sometimes and i’m pretty curious
In The Company Of Shadows (ICOS) is an original LGBT series of books written by Santino & Ais.
“In a post-apocalyptic future, the Agency works behind the scenes to take down opposition groups that threaten the current government. Their goals justify all means, even when it comes to their own agents.
Sin is the Agency’s most efficient killer. His fighting skills and talent at assassination have led to him being described as a living weapon. However, he is also known to go off on unauthorized killing sprees, and his assigned partners have all wound up dead.
Boyd is not afraid to die. When his mother, a high-ranking Agency official, volunteers him to be Sin’s newest partner, he does not refuse. In fact, his life has been such an endless cycle of apathy and despair that he’d welcome death.
In the Company of Shadows follows these two cast-offs as they go from strangers to partners who can only rely on each other while avoiding death, imprisonment, and dehumanization by the Agency that employs them.”
Simply, this is one of the best stories I’ve ever read. It’s not just an action story, it’s about love in all its (sometimes tainted) forms, it’s about friendships, it’s about overcoming limits and fears, it’s about trust, it’s about never giving up even when you lost everything.
It’s a very violent and explicit story, because that’s just how life is in dystopia. And also because it’s written for a mature audience (18+). As I always say, you know nothing about angst unless you’ve read icos. I recommend you to check the trigger warnings, and to start with the original Evenfall, not the Directors Cut. That being said
Ship: Lams (OTP: Cold In My Professions, Warm In My FriendShips), with a side of HamLiza
Word Count: 1300
Summary: Alexander is haunted with Survivor’s Guilt. God, he wished for the pain to just go away.
Warnings: Cheating (which is more hinted as it isn’t addressed), mentions and descriptions of death, nightmares, and survivors guilt.
A/N: This was fun to write! I need to do more canon era stuff, if I’m honest.
P.S: Special thanks to @cuddleduck who provided all my historical knowledge. They had to put up with me asking really stupid questions so yeah, thank you!
“I’m sorry!” He screamed, shaking. His eyes, brown as the earth’s soil, were panicked, scared, albeit hopeful. “I’m sorry! I’m sorry! I’m sorry, my love.” He repeated the words like a mantra, his gaze darting from his blood covered hands to the single bullet wound that dug itself into his lover’s chest.
“You…” His lover started to say, though coughed, blood now dripping down his chin, dripping onto the once green grass. “You could h-have saved me.”
“Laurens, my dearest Laurens. I tried!” He shouted. Sobs racked his body; tears soaked his cheeks. “I love you, I love you, I love you. Please don’t say that!”
“You did this…” John managed to cough out before falling limp in Alexander’s arms.
“A doctor! He needs a doctor, please!” He shouted, applying pressure to the wound but to no avail. Laurens, his beloved Jacky, had left the world, his eyes lifeless, his body lifeless. “Please!”
Men, both doctors, soldiers, even members of the enemy, suddenly circled Alexander, some laughing, others jeering and pointing.
“Why won’t you help him!” He yelled. “Why? Please, just help him!”
The laughing only increased, getting louder and louder until Alexander couldn’t take it anymore. His vision blurred through the tears and his small frame shook, though he witnessed this nightly.
“It’s just a dream.” He whispered to himself. “Just a dream.”
It was an absolutely phenomenal movie! The acting was emotional, the visuals were breathtaking, and I understood the story to be fully immersed into the world. The guy who played Batou was a perfect choice and he worked well with Scarlett Johannson’s Major. The soundtrack melted my ears from how blissful it was! It was made with love and care from everyone on board and gave everything they had into all aspects of the movie. If you haven’t seen it, I would wholeheartedly recommend it! I absolutely thought it was more enjoyable than Logan was.
Anyway, she does her thing and he does his, namely going back to his uber important call. Whatever. She’s just glad this day is over… Or so she thinks. When she hands Claus his order, he frowns, looking at his cup. Uh-oh. What did she do now? He whispers something to his phone before staring up to her. “It’s with a K.” He tells her before he walks away, leaving her confused and weirded out.
It was his name. He was talking about his name, she realizes later. Klaus with a K. Well okay. It’s not her fault the only Claus she’d known in her life was a big old red guy who likes giving gifts. But it’s done. It’s an honest mistake, at least the first time.
talk about their friendship :) it's a bit banal tho
Oh trust me my dear anon this won’t be boring!
First i want to start with the fact that kihyun and wonho are the longest trainee since they arrived in starship before other members,so there is already this long term friendship going on.
The main important reason why i ship kiho is because of the way they supported each other in no.mercy! Kihyun and Wonho were together since 3rd mission until the very last mission they were always in the same team and from that i noticed how much kihyun took care of wonho as hyung and how much wonho look after kihyun as a dongsaeng!
When wonho was practicing for his solo mission kihyun came up to him and cheered him before he leave.
I don’t know if you know but they showed 2 sec of kihyun literally sitting on wonho’s thighs while wonho was doing his sit up :)
^^(this is from ep 3 btw if you are curious). I mean you have to be pretty comfortable with each other to be able to do this. (gosh this ss always gives me extreme feels but i should move on)
In no mercy when they go out they were always next to each other and sit next to each other! After they went to k.will concert wonho talked about how he first met kihyun and acted out how kihyun was like when they first met. I found this really sweet and wonho is always teasing kihyun just to make him laugh!.
this was when wonho was cheering on segyero and when wonho forgot to introduce the segyero team kihyun was there to remind him about it.
When kihyun was nervous wonho cheered him by saying “show them what a main vocalist can do”.
hugging after their last mission together.
when wonho’s name was announced as a member of monsta x kihyun willingly put his hand out to hold wonho’s hand probably to show that he is happy and glad and appreciate that after so long they are finally in a team together!
Now that was just short no.mercy friendship kiho that i have in mind rn. after debut,i see fancams where wonho would tease kihyun and tickle him. there was a show champion backstage video where wonho said he wasn’t sure how his performance turn out well and kihyun told him he did well and in the same video they were sweating and wonho wiped kihyun’s neck with a tissue and etc.
On kihyun’s birthday last year they had a fansign and mind you kihyun have his own jacket on and wonho gave his jacket to kihyun to show that he care. action speaks more than words right?
so kihyun ended up with two jackets
there is a fancam where shownu accidentally hit kihyun’s lips with his elbow during a fansign and wonho came screaming at shownu for hurting him and asked kihyun if he was bleeding.
These little moments where they take special care of each other and how they always support each other is what makes me love kiho so much as an otp and i love their friendship so much i can’t explain it in words. They are not touchy obvious otpbut they stay a distance from each other while supporting each other and i just have a weak heart for them two being sweet to each other.
WOW ok this is longer than i expected but i shall stop here. Please appreciate kiho and their friendship :)
Charles loved Elsie from the first time he took her hand. Actually, he fell head over heels in love with her. So much so that he took her on a walk to see a beautiful cottage built for two. Unfortunately, the door was stuck. He pushed and pushed on it but finally had to break it down. When he broke the door down, he knocked over some water and got his shirt wet so he took it off to let it dry in the sun. Elsie liked to see him without his shirt. She liked it a lot. Charles decided he’d better show Elsie the gift he had bought her before he kissed her too much. She liked the ring so they got married then had lots of little kids who played in their back garden.
(G-rated because I was playing story cubes with my DD. I couldn’t resist a C/E story.)