Consider: Caduceus freezes beside the deep water, shivering in place. Caleb knows that look from the inside. He remembers,Time for that later.
He raps the back of his blackened knuckles across the firbolg’s breastplate. The armor chimes, and Caduceus blinks, eyes wide and dark, not truly seeing. Caleb reaches up as high as he can to tug on a lock of pink candyfloss, until the ears swivel up to focus on him. “Come. The ghosts will wait.”
“I’m taking off the bandages on your thighs now, okay?”
Dazai hums in acknowledgement, watching with a detached curiosity as Nakahara, on bended knee, slowly unwinds the red-stained bandages from his thighs, careful not to let his fingers press too hard on the ruined skin. The bandages are stiff with clotted blood; they sting as Nakahara strips the layers of gauze away from his skin, but the pain seems almost tender compared to what he has to go through on a daily basis.
Most of the smaller scratches and cuts have healed, but the skin is mottled and discoloured, covered with bloodied teeth marks. He hears a sharp intake of breath; Dazai regards Nakahara, his blue eyes ablaze with a thousand different emotions. Dazai touches a mark, and his fingers come away bloody.
“Don’t touch them,” Nakahara says, his voice rough as he swats aside Dazai’s fingers. He picks up a cotton ball, soaked through with antibacterial wash, and brushes it against the angry red marks. “You’ll get an infection.”
Nakahara blows on his thighs as he labours over them; Dazai fights the urge to squirm away, shivers dancing down his spine. When Nakahara’s finished, he gingerly pats on an antibiotic ointment before wrapping the skin with bandages once more.
“Does it hurt?”
Dazai watches the blood colouring his fingers crimson, and shakes his head. “Not anymore.”
Nakahara hesitates, gestures at Dazai’s flimsy dress.
“Could you … Take off your shirt?”
“Again?” Dazai asks, watching bemusedly as Nakahara’s face colours at the memory of how he’d walked into the room with an armful of medical supplies, only to be greeted with him sitting naked and waiting on the bed.
“It’s just to apply medicine!”
Dazai shakes his head, injecting a layer of steel into his next words. “No. You can change the bandages on my arms and legs, but not the others.”
A look of confusion flits across Chuuya’s face, but he doesn’t argue.
Do you think Mrs. Yata is like a mom to everyone in HOMRA. Like she checks to make sure their all eating healthy or scolding those mostly Mikoto to stop smoking? I get the feeling everyone respects her.
In canon presumably she never met any of the Homra guys, since when
Yata finally calls her in one of the short stories set during ROK she
mentions that he apparently hasn’t contacted her in like two years
(seriously Yata I know you’ve got shit going on but call your mom
ffs she worries about you). It might be kinda cute to have an AU
where Yata keeps in touch with her though and she ends up hanging out
at the bar and being all Team Mom to all the big scary gang members.
Like Yata eventually calls her some time after Fushimi’s betrayal
because he feels hurt and wants to reach out to someone, like he
knows it’s such a weak little kid thing to do but he just wants to
hear his mom tell him that everything’s going to be okay. Yata didn’t
quite think the whole thing through though, like imagine him
unloading on his mom about how he and Saruhiko had a fight and he
doesn’t know what to do and what if Saruhiko never comes back and
somewhere in there he mentions that he’s in a gang and his mom is
just like ’…you joined a gang.’ Yata’s like ‘um…’ and his mom is
all ‘Misaki you did not join a gang’ and Yata has to hurry to explain
to her that Homra is an awesome gang and they fight for justice and
stuff, they’re not a bad gang okay.
Yata’s mom isn’t so sure about this and decides to find out for
herself, so a couple days later Yata’s at the bar being a bit
depressed when his mom just walks in bold as you please, sitting down
at the counter and ordering a drink while Yata stares in open-mouthed
horror. Initially everyone teases Yata for having his mom come in,
like what did you need your mommy to protect you and Yata’s mom just
shoots the guy who said it her best 'disappointed mother’ look and
that just shuts everyone right up. After that Yata’s mom decides to
stop by every now and again just to make sure her kid is being taken
care of (and maybe at first it’s also concern for Yata’s health,
since he’s clearly down from Fushimi leaving and maybe neglecting
himself just a bit and Yata’s mom decides that she needs to make sure
her kid is still eating right and gets all his energy back).
Kusanagi’s rather amused at having some help in his role as Team Mom,
Yata’s mom is probably like the strict mom and Kusanagi is the
indulgent mom who will kill you if you touch his bar. Yata’s mom even
stands up to Mikoto, like just imagine the rest of Homra staring as
she informs Mikoto that smoking is bad for you and besides he has a
young girl right there next to him did he even think about how all
that secondhand smoke could affect Anna’s lungs. Anna looks a Mikoto,
Mikoto looks at Anna and then back at Yata’s mom and he just nods and
puts out the cigarette. Yata is absolutely mortified that his mom
just said that to Mikoto-san of all people while the rest of
Homra are totally impressed that Yata’s mom stood up to the Red King
and after that they all have huge respect for her. Also imagine her
being all sweet with Anna, like maybe she brings Megumi along one day
so Anna has another girl to talk to and she shows Mikoto the proper
way to braid Anna’s hair and she’s being all motherly, it makes Anna
smile so no one complains at all.
question for scarlet vision people: in fics, vision’s nickname is spelled in a lot of different ways, there’s “vizh”, “vis”, “viszh”, “vizhe”, “vische”… you get the point. i wanna know if you write fic (or read it) - what do you use/prefer and why?
2/2 Ru says that he's worried for them, especially his daughter since she travelled with them. Gren, for once, is quiet, before promising that if- /when/ they get out of the dungeon, because they will escape somehow, he'll help Runaan find her, and return them both safely home, to Xadia and to Ru's husband. Runaan finds such a promise from a human to be empty, but it's... comforting all the same. He tells stories of his family to Gren to pass the time now
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