otp: more stars in one sky

the game’s been out for 1,5 months and sleep still evades me because according to canon, at some point of history Jessamine Kaldwin I was like “Corvo, we’re having a picnic with sandwiches and badminton and I need you to drag that hookah down to the Royal gardens bc I’ll need a smoke” and he was like “ok”

Imagine person A of your OTP loves the stars and enjoys sitting or laying outside at night to bask underneath space. Person B, who’s more introverted (as in they’re not very social) much more prefers spending time indoors in the warmth and security, and they question A on what’s so “great” about staring at the sky at night.

Then, on one warm night, Person A asks B to hang out with them outside for their anniversary. B isn’t super excited about it, but they accept the offer without fussing. But A tells them to close their eyes first before leading them out a good distance from their house into an opened area. When Person B opens their eyes they pause for a moment, wondering where their surprise is. Then, Person A motions to the sky with a nervous smile, and Person B turns upwards only to gape at the sight. An amazing display of the milky way galaxy (or part of it) is shown to them on a cloudless night. Person A had taken them to the darkest part of town (or just a dark spot if they live in the country or wilderness) so that they could show B the true beauty of the stars.

They both end up staying there together for part of their night, either talking, exchanging jokes or stories, or simply sitting together and taking everything in.

I have not known @stars-inthe-sky for very long, but here are the things I do know, on this, the day of her bachelorette-inthe-sky party:

  • bucky/nat
  • musical theatering
  • stars, the sky, stars IN the sky, and the celestial dome as a whole
  • crossover all the things
  • floofy dogs
  • meta!
  • lovely posts sent in messenger, which leads me also to
  • kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness, and looking up and looking out
  • enviable tags of domestic harmony with boyfriend, who I never once didn’t think was real

One of my things about otps is that I like it when couples obviously enjoy each other’s company. (Amy P really hit something quoting Quincy Jones that time, that I love you and I like you concept, you can’t really get more pithy than that. Pithier?) I don’t understanding wanting two people to get together romantically if they don’t also, like, like each other. You should take joy in someone’s company, even if occasionally you want to throw a shoe in their general direction. I have been very lucky to be in the company of couples who genuinely enjoy being around each other–they are pals, they like doing things together and doing nothing together, they are companionable. They are real dorks for each other. (Here is where I say that I am related to several of these kinds of pairs and I would NOT want to hear them say the following, but the sentiment stands.) To return to the parks well:

Originally posted by perryface

This is also the sense I get about you and your soon to be erstwhile boyfriend, and I can’t think of anything nicer than that. It will lift many other things, too. Which is to say: you lead in life with kindness and compassion. That inevitably emanates from home, which is the source of comfort and care. I wish you and your lucky boyfriend nothing but the best.


I can’t see the sky from my room. I can’t see the stars that rise only in Goryeo either..”

that ship thing that was really popular a few weeks ago...

I’m really bored so, instead of doing something productive, I’m gonna do that thing when you have like categories and you put who is most likely and stuff…

Who is the romantic one:
Farkle Minkus. Like he loves Riley more than anything in the world. He once bought Riley a star and named it after himself. He said she was already a star, she was the sun itself; so he bought her a star and put his name on it bc that way everytime she looked up at the sky she knew he was thinking of her. It doesnt matter where in the world they where, even when separated. Always.
Who is the cuddler: Riley. She just loves to cuddle Farkle 24/7, he is warm and she feels so safe in his arms. Farkle doesnt mind, tho.
Who is the overprotective one: Farkle. You can seriously do whatever you want to him, but dont you dare to put a finger on Riley nor say something offensive to her… dont even look at her.
Who is the jealous: Farkle MinkUS. Like he has been in love with her since forever  and is finally with her! So “Hello there, new guy we just meet! Im Farkle, Rileys boyfriend, Rileys future husband… Im gonna marry this girl… Im gonna rule the world and name a continent after her… like we are a thing, there is an OFFICIAL thing going on between Riley and me… Im her BOYFRIEND”  
Who wakes up first: Farkle. And he just sits there and read a book, or maybe just whatchs her sleep.
Who makes the bed: Fun story: Riley once did it and Farkle almost dies, so he suggested that they should make the bed together, bc you know… “team work”.
Who is the messy one: Riley “I leave cold spagetthi on the bed” Matthews.
Who has the weird taste in music: Riley thinks Farkle, Farkle thinks Riley. Like Riley likes every single bubbly pop song since the 80s to today. Farkle is singing to The Strokes one seccond and Pippins musical the next one.  
Who sings in the shower: FARKLE. He sang to Newsies last time. Riley sat outside and enjoyed the concert… maybe sent a snap or two to Maya… and Lucas… and Zay.
Who cries during movies: 9/10 times Riley. Farkle maybe shed a tear in that movie about the girl that lost her memory and forgot about her husband… just imagine that happening to Riley, he would probably just die there.
Who gets scared during scary movies: Riles. Farkle Minkus doesnt gets why, that stuff if highly unlikely to happend, like ghosts and witches? he likes science… comprobable data, scientific explanations.
Who spends the most while shopping: Riley loves to go to demolition once in a while and get a few (a lot of) things. But Farkle loves to shop, specially for Riley. And he is kinda used to it, so…
Who is the one full of surprises: Riley “guess what I get? a box FULL OF KITTENS” Matthews.
Who is the better at teasing: Both. It all starts with Farkle and then Riley continues… and suddenly there is a nerf gun battle. Tickle monster always wins, tho. 
Who kisses more roughly: FARKLE. Like she is RILEY FREAKING MATTHEWS (soon to be Matthews-Minkus) he is been in love with her since the 1° grade!!1! Riley secretly likes it… she will never ever tell anyone, tho, not even Maya… could you imagine all the teasing? Rileys face is already red and it was just a thought.
Who is more dominating: RILEY, OBVS. Like if Farkle Minkus, future Ruler of the world, has any weakness it is Riley Matthews. The girl with the prettiest eyes, the sweetest smile and the most beautiful and kind soul. He doesnt think she is beautiful, he thinks she is beauty itself.

My rating on the ship: 1000/100 Riarkle is life.

nothingtoseehere-move-along  asked:

With all the traveling that Cress and Thorne do, I assume that they end up back in the Sahara at some point for one reason or another. How does their return go? What kind of memories does it dredge up? What do they do while they're there?

As you can imagine, they are quite weary when their schedules begin to take them to northern Africa. Like anyone who hasn’t had the chance to deal with physical and emotional trauma in a healthy way, they try to hide all of their anxiety from each other and worst, themselves. 

  • Their schedules never take them into the Sahara proper, but whenever they fly overhead and Cress gets a glimpse of the vast ocean of sand, an ice cold shiver runs down her spine. 
    • Once, she thought she might be able to track down her satellite, but after hours of searching she could find no trace of it or the Lunar podship that was smashed. She decided it was probably for the best.
  • One of Cress’s biggest fears about returning to that region in Africa was the idea of running into Jina again. They were never turned in for kidnapping Cress and there was a very real possibility that Jina and her group were still running the trade routes. 
    • Luckily, their delivery schedule took them to the major cities in the area: Cairo, Tripoli, Timbuktu; where the antidotes would then be delivered to the surrounding regions. Still, for a long time Thorne and Cress tried to spend as little time in these places as possible, only stopping long enough to refuel and hand the shipments over. 
      • Even the sweltering heat that hit them when they stepped off the Rampion was reminder enough of their many brushes with death. 
  • It wasn’t until their second trip to Cairo, when the Rampion’s engine was overheating from excessive sand intake and Cress and Thorne had to spend a couple of days in Egypt while the ship was being worked on, that they began to really experience the beauty of the region. 
    • They would walk hand in hand through the spice markets and quiz each other on different smells and tastes. 
    • They ventured out to tour the great pyramids of Giza and took hilarious forced perspective photos that were promptly sent to the rest of the Rampion crew.
    • They even allowed themselves to be talked into visiting Algeria (by one of the friends they made at the Cairo port) and they fell in love with the Ancient Roman ruins that dotted the country.
    • And when Cress caught a glimpse of the herds of camels lazily lounging in the Guelta d'Archei, well, she was a goner. 
  • Soon, every one of Cress and Thorne’s horrible memories of their experience in the Sahara were replaced by wonderful new ones.
    • Memories of fitful and fevered sleep were replaced with new ones of falling asleep in each other’s arms while a cool night breeze floated through an open window.
    • Memories of looking up into the vast night sky, wondering where they could possibly be were replaced with new ones of moonlit kisses and stargazing–making wishes on shooting stars and trying to guess what each other’s wishes were.
    • Memories of greedy, hateful people were replaced with new ones of smiling faces and dinners with new friends that last well past midnight. 

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Run - Will/Hannibal, 1.4k, completely self indulgent pre-finale fic. [ao3]

“Aren’t you going to try and run now, Dr. Lecter?” Will and Hannibal stand across from one another in the dimly lit kitchen, the last hints of the sun’s rays, now dipping down below the horizon, peaking in through the window, painting their features red and gold.

“I did not come here to run, Will. I feared for your life from the Great Red Dragon. It was obvious to me he had faked his death, the Dragon would never turn to suicide.”

“I know…” Will can still feel the recoil of the pistol rattling in his bones. “And I handled him just fine on my own, thanks.” He remains stoic, emotions cowering behind a mask of indifference.

“So you did.” Hannibal smiles softly. “Still, it took me longer to get to you than I had hoped. I am rather conspicuous in this, I’m afraid.” He gestures to his jumpsuit, now yellowing around the cuffs, bottoms frayed and blackened from his journey. “Had to stay off the beaten path.”

“I won’t try and stop you.” Will refuses his gaze, eyes focused instead on the last dregs coffee in his mug.

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