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Special thanks to my amazing beta @sumara62. You feedback has been invaluable as are your beta skills, especially this piece because all that sensory description nearly killed me (and it probably would have without you). And to @blondecoffeecake for introducing me to the Banh Mi as a non sweet treat Gabe would like. I also don’t know where I would be without all your encouragement and Dick.
Gabriel’s always expected his senses to be blunted if he lost his grace, but the things he can taste now that he’s human exceed all expectations. Starbursts literally burst with a juicy rainbow of fruits rather than being overshadowed by the fillers and additives used for texture and coloring. Chocolate is a much smaller, more decadent spectrum of deliciousness when he can’t taste everything down to the very earth in which the seeds are grown. Ice cream is a whole new ballgame (as are the after effects of having far, far too much of it).
Then there are the things he’s never considered.
How a good sear on a steak can make all the difference. How the crunch of crisp lettuce combined with an assortment of fixings can create an entire world in a single bite. How sugar and spice meld so magically he’s convinced that honey habanero is the only sauce that belongs on wings.
His favorite, however, is a little something called a Banh Mi sandwich from a Thai place in Florida. It has a little bit of everything - sweet, sour, spicy, salty - and the complexity of all the ingredients form a delectable blend that flourishes through his mouth in ways he’s never experienced.
heyyy guyssss. ao this is the result of @ravenclawisak ‘s musing that Isak would make a good pastry chef and @julieandem bombarding me with messages about the same thing.
I hope you two, and everyone who reads it, likes it!
There is something incredibly relaxing about piping cooled cream into a puff.
It’s mindless work, absolutely brain-numbing; but whenever Isak gets into the motions- the choosing of the simple circular piping tip rather than the rose tip that if he turns just right, transform even the simplest of raspberry tarts (fuck yes Martha Stewart online recipes) into a work of art- it’s a flow that Isak is powerless to stop.
Or at least, he would be powerful to stop-
If it wasn’t so fucking loud in the apartment.
“I’m going to kill them all,” Isak sighs, putting the pip on the counter just as Eskild pops into the kitchen.
“Heyyy Isak! Can we get some-”
Isak holds a pointer finger up in the air, “Eskild. Guru. Buddy. Do you know what today is?”
Eskild swallows, “Thursday?”
Isak smiles, slow and sweet and not at all because he had smoked a joint with Even just an hour before.
“Yes, Thursday,” He picks up his creme-filled pipe, using the rounded tip as a threat. When Eskild’s eyes are focused bemusedly on the sack of creamy goodness, Isak uses it to point to the fridge.
Or more specifically, the sign hanging up on the fridge- done up in bright sharpies and highlighters and even some glitter that Even had gotten into and still haunted all of the nooks and crannies of Isak’s room.
On the sign read a very simple message: THURSDAYS ARE MY DAYS IN THE KITCHEN ASSHOLES. KEEP OUT (including even) -Isak <3
With a sad smiley face that Even himself had drawn.
“Right,” Eskild says slowly, putting his hands up as if speaking to a spooked horse. He backs out of the kitchen slowly, “Sorry about that- I’ll just…”
He’s out of the room in seconds and Isak breathes a sigh of relief, filling up the next puff slowly, making sure he gets the right ratio of cream to puff pastry-
“He’s lost it,” Eskild’s voice is loud from the living room. “Your boyfriend is a lunatic. He’s like the love child between Gordon Ramsey and Jack the Ripper, Even.”
For fucks sakes.
Isak, like the mature adult he is, rolls his eyes and answers in an equally loud voice, “Looks like Eskild’s cream puffs need a new mouth. He’s sure as hell not getting any! Any takers?”
Noora is quick to respond, “I’ll take them!”
“Traitorous hoe! How very dare you.”
Isak pipes another puff and resists the urge to stuff it in his mouth.
Even appears at the foot of the entrance to the kitchen, “Halla, baby.”
Isak points to the sign without a word and picks up another cream-less puff, readying it to be filled.
And then there are arms around his waist and Isak is breathing in the sweet, familiar scent of his boyfriend. Even drops a kiss to his neck and Isak has to fight not the shudder. “Come out to the living room and hang out with us.”
Even groans and the pitiful sound is no where near as amusing as Isak finds it. He fills yet another puff and tries not to smirk at the way Even’s hold tightens. “Come on. You’ve been in here for hours. We get it, you’re the new Master Chef. Congrats.”
And that’s- that’s Even’s sulking tone (the tone he only really gets when Isak refuses him weed so soon after an episode).
Isak drops his baking supplied and turns in Even’s grip, hooking two arms around his neck, “Someone getting jealous?”
Even raises his fucking perfect eyebrows, “Jealous? Of what? Just because you happen to be the new God of the kitchen doesn’t mean I’m jealous.”
And that’s just-
Isak bursts into laughter, backing away from Even, “Oh my god, you are. This is great. Even Bech Naesheim, the king of cool, is bitching because I like to be in the kitchen now.”
Even huffs, but doesn’t deny it, choosing instead to take the opportunity to swipe a puff and plop it in its mouth. He chews for a moment and frowns, “Damn it. That’s so good, baby. Fucking delicious. Vilde and the entire kossegruppa will love them.”
Fuck yes they will. Isak has spent hours perfecting the recipe.
Isak takes a few seconds to call on all of the strengths that the kitchen god’s can muster up for him, “Even, Evy, I bake. But I can’t boil a pot of water right. I forget about things in the oven and I don’t even know what searing a steak means. There is a mighty difference between cooking and baking.”
“What’s your point?”
“That you’re being ridiculous and you should totally help me cream these puffs.”
Even snorts and drops his voice, “I’ll cream your puffs anytime of the day.”
And if Isak took one of his puffs and threw it at Even’s chest for that, then the sacrifice was worth it. “You’re the fucking worst.”
Okay! So, we have a bit of a problem! Yeah… it’s come to my attention that some of my fave people are feeling a little down… unappreciated… uncared for… and we cannot let this stand! SO, I have some things to say. And… yes, this will probably be one long a** post but… please bear with me?
First things first. I’m still relatively new to this community. I don’t know everyone. I’m 10000% sure of that. Which means I will probably not get everyone… (I’m like 100000% sure I /haven’t/ gotten everyone!) And for that I am sorry… BUT, if you’d like to help me fix it you can! Please do! It’s super easy! Just send me one of the <3 + URL things, and I’ll do my best to add them to the list! Or, or, or! You could reblog this and add them yourself!!
Off we go!!
@smolsickficwriter : You are honestly the best! Like, whether you choose to write sickfic again or not I love you! I wouldn’t even be on Tumblr if not for you! I’m always here if you wanna chat! *hugs* <333 Plus Kel and Anslem are the first ocs I read about on here, and I love them so freaking much! There are a great many of your fics which I keep bumping to the top of my likes!
@cabbagespoon : Your writing is flipping gold! And I know I’ve already commented that on a fic but it’s true. Entirely true. Your fics are beyond fabulous, and I look forward to every single one!
@dontfeelsogood : Hey! We’ve been chatting lately, and I think you’re super, super cool! Your ocs make me kinda crazy as well? Like tbh, Nik and Edi are such sweethearts, and I love them so much! And that prompt you filled for me? It was so great! I honestly just want to wrap those boys up and cuddle them!
@its-a-goddamn-heartbreak : You literally encourage every. Single. Freaking. Blog. I don’t really know how you do it? You sent my first ever ask, and I know I took forever and a half to fill it (im sorry) but I will never forget that! Your ocs are also really, really awesome! I especially like Ruairi and Saoirse!
@anonyony1 : Right, so you’re just plain incredible! Like… the superwoman of sickfic! I sometimes wonder if you’re ever not writing? The stuff you put out is fantastic A+++ content, and I’m in love with every single one of your ocs! Also, I’m ridiculously excited for more Ozzy and Julien… as well as Joel and Max… and Ira and Eno… and Porter and Becca… and Liam and Vera… just… I think you get the point. All of them. They are all my faves.
@dont-look-so-good : You’re one of the first people I got up the courage to talk to, and I really couldn’t be more thankful? You’re one of the sweetest people I know! And I love you so much! I love reading your fics! Alistair and Julius are the actual cutest. Like, ever. And /Jasper/!! That boy is adorable! *legit gathering all the blankets to wrap him in rn*
@i-am-too-sick : Heey hun! You’re gorgeous, and your writing is gorgeous… just all the gorgeousness is on this blog. You’re also one of the first blogs I followed, and I love, love, love reading your fics! *sighs* You always manage to fill my Soleangelo cravings. And you do it so well! I love those two, but I don’t think I could ever write them and you just… basically blow my mind with how good you are at it??
@brites : SO, I’ve been sorta high-key stalking this blog… the fics are all superb, and there is. So. Much. Fic. Like, to the point where I’m dubious about my ability to read it all? And I read a Lot… But basically I love this blog so much, and everyone should check them out! *waves v nervously* You guys are all crazy good writers and I really admire you all!
@sickandvomiting : Okay, so Victor and Saoirse are really adorable! I love them so much! And also… Max and Oscar! I really, really like those two! You’re also another one of the blogs I followed when I first joined Tumblr, and I’m so glad we’ve had the chance to talk! Btw that garlic pan seared steak was so, so, SO good! Thank you for enlightening me and broadening my steak eating horizons!
@sickficlover : Eek! Hi! You were both my second note and the second person I followed on Tumblr!! I love your blog! You’re such a great writer, and I honestly admire your skill so much! I can’t wait for more fics!
@tomato-sickfics : Your ocs give me life! Pretty much everything about Bradley and Cade is my favourite! They’re so freaking adorable! And their interactions are the best! I’m always excited to read your fics, and I think you seem like a really cool person! I’d love to get to know you!
@feelingalittlesick : Overdose is so cool! I love it! How did you guys come up with that idea?! Junsu and Daehyun are perfect! The characters are all so well developed, and I kinda want to punch Changmin in the face… like… a lot? … All the time? … Forever and always? Eh, I think you get the idea:)
@nerdlycharming : Hiya! We haven’t talked in a while! I’d love to talk more if you’re up for it! You always reblog the best stuff though! Like I stalk your blog pretty much anytime I’m bored because I know you’ll have reblogged something great! I think I found a good 10% of the blogs I follow through your reblogs? And your art is fan/freaking/tastic! I wish I had even an ounce of your skill!
@itisasign : *squeals* Okay! So! I love your Voltron fanfics so much! You write them so well! And you seem like a really nice person, and I’d love to chat sometime!
@totallyexhausted : Here’s the deal. You are an incredible writer!! Your Yuri on Ice fics are SO FLIPPING GOOD! And your headcanons are the actual best! I want to write like every single one of them and I hardly even write fanfiction, and when I do I’m like maybe sorta really bad at it? Ugh! I love your writing! Keep it up!
@thesickficsideblog : You’re another of my fave Voltron blogs! I love all your writing and hope to see more of it in the future!! *hugs*
@emetoandotherthings : Est!! I hope you know that I love pretty much every single thing about every single one of your ocs!! … Except for Mattie… *shudders* that boy can stay away. Far, far away. It’s honestly not fair though! I’m like really high-key in love with Lyle and /why is he not real/?? Ugh. Life is /soOOoO/ unfair. But for real, I’m always looking forward to your next fic! Love you! (ps: yes! tummy sleepers!! <3)
@taylor-tut : Hey there! So I may have had a mini freak out when I saw that little notification that you had followed me… You’re like the best Lump Mother one could ever ask for, and I love you so much? I hope you’re doing well and I can’t wait to read more fics!
@emetofiend2dand3d : Both your art and your writing is fabulous! I love it all! And I’m crazy excited for the next part of the fic where Rei witnesses a car accident! That fic is gold, and I’m so, SO ready for more!
@tossing-cookies : Your YOI fics are super great! I honestly love them so much and have read and reread them more times than I can count… Like… I think I’ve bumped a few of them to the top of my likes at least 4 or 5 times!
@yoisickfics : Ah! I love your fics! Your ideas are so great, and I love reading your work! I’m really excited to read more in the future!!
@toosicktoocare : You’re one of my favourite blogs ever! Ki, you have such great content! And for all my fave fandoms? You write so much and so well and I really, really admire your skill! You’re actually the whole reason I got into BMC!!
@sneezehq : Okay, Domestic Bliss is the BEST!! I love it so freaking much!! I’ve rec’d it to multiple friends, and they all really liked it as well! So we fangirled over it for hours! And I still can’t pick a fave chapter since they’re all so good, but I think one of my fave lines is: ‘Maybe Yuri tried to summon a demon in his room again, and was successful this time?’ I can’t wait for more! And this goes for all of your writing as well!!
@mypoorfaves : So, this blog I stalked. I def stalked this blog… Because the fics are so good and I love them all so much, and you and Casper are the reason I started watching YOI. I just love all of your fics incredibly much!
@lickstynine : James, your ocs honestly feel /so real/! Like I told you this before, but it’s honestly so true. I feel like you’re writing fics about real people and not ocs! They are all so well developed, and it makes me so happy whenever I see that you’ve posted a new fic! Russ and Cody and the Di Roma boys are my faves! I love it when Lucas starts talking soothingly to his brothers in French! It’s just so cute! And I love them so much!!
@feelingsick : I’ve been following you for ages and for some reason I didn’t realise that I wasn’t following the OriginalSickfics… like I honestly don’t know how but anyways I love, love, love your writing! Angel… is an actual angel? I really, really hope you write more with him! Foster and Rory too! Those two are great! And your other ocs are all fabulous as well!
@fluffyllamas22 : Your Voltron fanfics are everything! They are so, so flipping good! I’m always ready for more fics from you! Like you write Shiro so well? And I really don’t know how? It’s sorta mindblowing? Also, Shiro can be your Space Husband so long as I can be your guy’s Space Daughter.
@hold-my-hair-back : Do I have enough words to express how much I love your writing? I don’t think so… But I can try!! I love your fics SOOO MUCH! Emmett and Aiden? Yeah, they are like THE OTP. They’re so lovely, and I just want to hug them and, and, and..! Basically if anyone doesn’t like them they can fight me. I will win. They are incredible. Nuff said.
@cubesickocs : I only found this blog recently, but already I have so many questions! Like, I wanna know everything about all your ocs!! Especially Elias and Vic and Blaine!! I love everything I’ve read about them so far!
@seasicklover : I am in love with your ocs Jax and Marcus! I love their relationship so much! I can’t wait for more fics with the two of them!!
@emetofeels : So, I’m kinda obsessed with Jay and Elliot? They’re such sweeties! I love 'em so much! When I found your blog, I binge read basically everything about them! I’m ridiculously excited for more!
@builder051 : Okay, another blog I just recently found! I LOVE your fics though, and I can’t wait for more! You write Bucky and Steve so well? I’ve been looking for more stuff for them, so I’m really glad I found you!!
Alright! There we go! Please let me know who I’ve missed! Or reblog and add them yourself! I’m sure there are tons of creators out there who should be on this list as well!