Alfred didn’t even notice it at first. It was normal for him to want to make his friends laugh, and he was regaling them all with a tale of how he’d drenched himself in jalapeños and cheese when he happened a glance over at Kiku.
The Japanese had gravitated toward the edges of the group as usual, but Alfred could see his shoulders shaking even as he hunched over his food. His first reaction was ask what was wrong, but the problem was solved for him when Kiku let out a giggle.
“Chloe fills up all of the spaces inside her that she didn’t even know existed until Chloe was there.”
orrrrr the one where it takes a fake-engagement and being domestic as hell for these two idiots to realize they’re in love.
This is one of my favorite things I’ve ever read. I don’t bookmark a ton of things on AO3, but everything I do bookmark is some piece of work that I think is particularly extraordinary or made me feel something particularly special. I have to admit that I’m not deep into the Bechloe fandom at all, and I haven’t read a TON of other works, but this one is incredibly well-written, detailed, well-characterized, and hits literally all of my buttons. Fake Engagement, Celebrity/Fame, Social Media, Roommates…. it’s so good. Honestly just… so good. It’s one of the few fics I actually take the time to go back and reread semi-regularly because it’s just THAT good.
There is a theory: every person has a moment in their life where they make a choice to go left or right. From those possibilities, two parallel lines form, running alongside each other; two concurrent realities.
Parallel lines never cross; they run forever next to each other without ever meeting.
In one world, Beca Mitchell joins the Barden Bellas.
In another world, she wasn’t supposed to.
In every world, Beca Mitchell underestimates Chloe Beale.
A few grammar mistakes (usually that’s make or break with me, I can’t read something with a ton of grammar/spelling mistakes because the editor in me gets too critical and starts rewriting the story in my head to try and fix it) but this one is so good that I just get completely sucked in. It’s such an interesting story with such an interesting premise that I can’t help but get completely immersed. It may sound like I’m being critical — believe me, I’m not. The characterizations are spot on, the entire universe is so well constructed, every movement in both timelines is perfectly choreographed and makes perfect sense… it’s great. A fantastic read. I highly recommend.
okay so i was doing my weekly reread of everything you have ever written ever, and BOY FUCKIN HOWDY i sure do love The Breaking Light its like everything ive ever wanted in a fanfic smashed into 3k words i could go my whole life just reading it over and over and i would die content with my choices. ooowee thats some good stuff!!!! what the damn!!!! thank you !!!
first of all anon: jesus christ weekly?? everything??? that is a heck ton to read I hope you are exaggerating at least a little, there’s like…over 2 million words on AO3 alone
but secondly awwww I’m so glad! it was defs a super self-indulgent fic idea that I stole almost wholesale from my favorite enabler and I had a lot of fun with it, so many tropes I love crammed into one fic, mmm yeah
a n y w a y thank you very much!! I appreciate this message and your kindness
Ways the Darkling Could Have Made Better Life Decisions: #45
please. please spare him
because the collar can't give you what you want. i have no choice but to serve you, but if mal comes to harm, i will never forgive you. i will fight you in anyway that i can. i will spend every waking minute looking for a way to end my life, and eventually, i'll succeed. but show him mercy, let him live, and i will serve you gladly. i will spend the rest of my days proving my gratitude