sea lilies

anonymous asked:

?? but how about AU in which they're both selkies but they think the other is not and it just gets ridiculous because they talk a lot but never seem to get to the fucking point

Five Near Misses between Harbour Seal Selkie Yuuri and Harp Seal Selkie Viktor:

  1. Viktor keeps disappearing on Thursday afternoons. Yuuri knows this because he sees Christophe dogsitting Makkachin at the bar. He knows he’s not supposed to pry, but he asks Christophe about it anyway, and Christophe shrugs, says something about a call to his agent. ‘But then why would he need to get a dogsitter?’ he wonders. Christophe asks him to write down the question, and when Yuuri does, he reads it, sighs, and shrugs again.
  2. Viktor almost catches him that one time they’re at the little cove, though it’s hardly catching when part of Yuuri wants Viktor to know, more than anything, what he’s capable of. But somehow Viktor doesn’t quite add two and two together, doesn’t quite form the line between Katsudon and Yuuri, and it burns inside him like a secret he’s dying to tell.
  3. Viktor rambles like nobody’s business and sometimes his words don’t string together right, and Yuuri wonders if it’s because he’s speaking English as a second language, or something else. He doesn’t make a comment on it – he’d be a bit of a hypocrite if he made comments about how people communicate – but it’s interesting, all the same, how Viktor peppers his sentences with sounds that have no meaning.
  4. But Viktor is quiet around Nishigori, and quieter around Jean-Jacques Leroy, especially when the man brags about buying his fiancee a “whitecoat muff”. He curls into Yuuri’s side, turns his face away. He shakes. Yuuri squeezes his hand and doesn’t comment on the way his shirt invariably gets a water stain on the shoulder minutes later. 
  5. And sometimes, Yuuri sees a silvery spotted harp seal in the water and wonder what it is doing here in Scotland, so far away from home. The harp seal appears without fail on Thursday afternoons, sometimes hauling out onto the sand to chase after Makkachin. Yuuri wonders if it’ll become a fixture of the town, like Katsudon is. He wonders what the triplets will name it. 

The sun goes down and Lily grabs James, dances with him until the moon comes.

- taken by Remus Lupin, circa 1978

exile-wrath  asked:


Yuuri falls for him on the ice. He is chattery where Yuuri is quiet, gregarious where Yuuri is shy. His eyes sparkle like the ice under the lights and his hair is a soft, refined silver.

His name is Viktor, and Yuuri’s breath is taken away the first time he catches Viktor slip into a shining silver sealskin and disappear beneath the waters of the hotel pool. He follows suit with his own black pelt, watching the way the other seal’s eyes lights up at the sight of him, recognising a kindred spirit.

But they’re from different parts of the world, and Viktor doesn’t recognise the twists in Yuuri’s body, the patterns he cuts through the water. Yuuri gives up after a while, because the pool water is making his head spin. 

He gets out as soon as he can, shuddering as he tries to wring excess water out of his pelt. Viktor also hauls onto the stairs of the pool, slowly emerging from the skin like a butterfly out of its cocoon, tucking the silvery pelt under his arm. He comes over, extends a hand, and Yuuri takes it with a strange spark in his belly. 

Their blades cut through the ice of the rink moments later, and Viktor’s laugh is clearer than a bell’s. He babbles his English like a laughing brook, only pausing to read Yuuri’s written responses. He doesn’t question why Yuuri doesn’t speak. He knows.

Yuuri falls for him on the ice, and loves him in the water. 

Beside the Dancing Sea, a Selkie AU by @omgkatsudonplease and @atomicsapphic

It’s a Cinderella story come true — Yuuri Katsuki was a shy but talented writer who had only ever been published in his uni’s literary magazines prior to meeting his hero: bestselling author Viktor Nikiforov. Their relationship sparked his debut novel, On My Love, which has recently won book of the year at the British Book Industry awards.
New York Times-bestselling author Viktor Nikiforov arrives in the sleepy seaside town of Torvill Cove to cure his writer’s block. After encountering local wallflower Yuuri Katsuki at a party, he discovers that this mysterious dark-haired man has a couple secrets up his sleeve.
And Viktor will be damned if he doesn’t find out just what those secrets are.

read here on AO3!

#rfabseptember16 Book Photo Challenge:

Day 21: Genre You Love.

Fantasy is my first love! I like exploring new genres every now and then but I always go back to fantasy when I can. Also #seaofbooks tag tagged by @paperfury, thank you! 😊❤️📚

Beside the Dancing Sea, a Selkie AU by @omgkatsudonplease and @atomicsapphic

I don’t deserve you, he thinks, again and again. Maybe it’ll help soften the inevitable blow, whenever it comes. He knows he should do the right thing, but would it really be the right thing if all it’ll do is cause them pain?
New York Times-bestselling author Viktor Nikiforov arrives in the sleepy seaside town of Torvill Cove to cure his writer’s block. After encountering local wallflower Yuuri Katsuki at a party, he discovers that this mysterious dark-haired man has a couple secrets up his sleeve.
And Viktor will be damned if he doesn’t find out just what those secrets are.

read here on AO3!

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anonymous asked:

Hey Kaz! I have a fanfic rec for you to read in summer. It's Beside the dancing sea by lily_winterwood and MapleTreeway, a very interesting and beautifully written victuuri selkie au. And guess what, it's set in Scotland, so I guess you should check it out! :D (omg and its wordcount could rival your umfb, which is very impressive)

I will put it on my list to read! Although I’ll be interested to see if the author is Scottish/knows Scotland well or not because I usually have to stop reading if fics set in my home country are really inaccurate because it really throws me from the story. It’s not a criticism though, I know how damn hard it is to write about a country you’ve never been to before, all us fanfic authors suffer because of this! 

anonymous asked:

Your fic victors and yuuris meet canon victor and yuuri. Describe what happens

The popup rink at the boardwalk this year is bursting with people. Viktor and Yuuri head down to it hand-in-hand, Viktor with his skates in their guards and slung over his shoulders, Yuuri already resigning himself to the thought of having to pay £15 for skates at the rink itself. It’s not that the selkie doesn’t know how to skate – he’s been brought out to this popup rink for almost as long as it’s been a town tradition – but he’d never been so good that he could make the investment in his own pair. 

The kid in charge of the rentals hands him a pair that squeeze his toes a little, but apparently they don’t have anything the next size up, and besides, tightness is better than looseness when it comes to skate boots anyway. So he laces it up and follows Viktor out onto the ice, holding his hand as they join the crowd going ‘round in circles.

Suddenly, there’s a pile-up halfway around, and the two of them swerve to avoid it only to collide with another skating couple. Yuuri stumbles, but Viktor steadies him, and then the two of them move to apologise to the other couple –

– only for the words to die in their throat when they see that the other couple look. Exactly. Like. Them.

“Well.” Viktor smiles. “This is unexpected.”

“Indeed,” agrees the man who looks exactly like him. “Victor Nikiforov.”

“Funny story, that,” replies Viktor, as he shakes Victor’s hand. “That’s my name, too.”

“Really,” says Victor. “And you don’t happen to be a five-time World Champion in Men’s Figure Skating, do you?”

“Well, no, but I did write the global bestseller The King and the Skater. You might have seen the film.”

“That’s Phichit’s favourite film!” exclaims the man who looks like Yuuri. His cheeks flush bright pink. “I’m Yuri Katsuki.”

Yuuri blinks. Wow. Is that what he would’ve sounded like, if he could speak? ‘So am I,’ he remarks, looking to his partner to translate. Viktor does, and the two skaters smile and shake his hand, though they look a little dumbfounded.

“Can he…?” wonders Victor.

“He can hear you, you know,” Viktor points out.

“Sorry,” offers Yuri, bowing slightly at Yuuri. “We’re just here for a vacation. Do you two live here?”

Yuuri nods. ‘We could show you around?’ he offers. Victor and Yuri perk at that, and together the four of them head off the ice. 

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