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Pile Up

a brief drabble for a scene i had in my head. - mod spectrum


A long day’s swim always tires them out, but a long day of actually interacting and talking and spending time with people, besides just each other, is just plain draining.

They’re not exactly introverted- god only knew who would ever apply the term to Mikey- but they’re certainly not adjusted to being around other people. It’s a thrilling and wonderful experience, but sometimes… too much, after a point.

It’s just different with family, and family time is needed right now to recover from having friend time.

Hence why after towels are thrown about, Mikey and Raph forced to remain still long enough to be somewhat cleaned of mud, and they’re done snacking on a few clams Mikey had tucked in his net-

They drag the miscellaneous and carefully hoarded pillows they’ve stolen or made over the years, all into one big pile to the side of their largest room and settle down into it as a group.

Mikey immediately dozes off, curled up and half buried into the pile and Leo’s side. He’d been running at nonstop full-throttle for nearly seven hours, and even though that’s usually nothing for him, doing it with Casey and April present seemed to take double the energy. Even hyperactive almost-extroverts need to recharge at the end of the day, it seemed.

He doesn’t regret it though, having to give a little more than he usually does to a situation. Friends are the best thing, and it’s exhilarating to have someone to talk to besides his brothers. But, exhilaration takes it out of you, and even he’s not an exception.

Leo finds himself meandering before tucking in for a nap. In his hands he gently turns the pages of a rare and precious paperback novel; it’s one he never takes anywhere outside their home, at risk of ruining its delicately inked words. It’d been snatched from a foreign goods ship years ago, and while at the time he’d been scared shitless, he hasn’t stopped being grateful Donnie had grabbed it in the middle of the chaotic and ill-advise thievery attempt. 

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Frazetta paperbacks!

We don’t know whether there’s anyone on Tumblr old enough to remember the days when Frank Frazetta was the undisputed king of fantasy paperback illustration, but here’s a look at some of his most famous – and most rare and obscure – paperback covers that we’ve just thrown up on eBay.

This lot contains forty (40) paperbacks with covers by Frank Frazetta (with one – The Wizard of Oz – being a collaboration between Roy G. Krenkel and Frazetta), published from the late 1950s through to the late 1970s.  Included here are some of his most famous covers, such as “The Death Dealer”, which saw it’s original publication here on the cover of Flashing Swords! #2, Luana, Night Walk and Thongor in the City of Magicians.  Also included in this lot are some of the rarest and most difficult to find Frazetta covers, such as The High Side and The Reassembled Man, along with obscurities such as Child of the Sun, The Godmakers and The Secret People – this latter title of which we have represented in both editions.  And speaking of multiple editions, we also have two separate editions of Witch of the Dark Gate and Rogue Roman, along with the use of the Rogue Roman cover for the UK edition of Golden Voyager

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