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Absolution

Author: @sebastianstandoffish

Pairing: Reader (She/Her) x Steve

Summary: Steve has to come to terms with his mistakes, and maybe learn how to grow from them.

Word Count: 3,638

Category: Angst/Fluff

Warnings: Cursing like a sailor, Anxiousness, Mentions of injury, blood, etc.

A/N: It’s been a long time, friends! I sat down and actually finished this baby. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Hope you enjoy!


A rough mission gone south is all it took to push them that far, yanked at their muscles and their sanity until they snapped. It was a brutal fight, the first real one they’d had in a long time, full of precisely sharpened words, ones that would surely strike deep.

Funny, the damage you can do when you love someone, when you know them so well that you have access to the deepest, darkest places in their soul.

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Playing with slot machines in the penthouse suite of the Sahara Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas 20 August 1964

“A Las Vegas Sun newspaper photographer managed to get past security, snap a few photos of the group arriving and instruct Ringo on how to operate the “telly” before being thrown out of the group’s suite. After that The Beatles were self-imposed hostages. Having booked their Las Vegas gig so they could see the famous Sin City, the group was stuck in their hotel room except when they were taken to the Las Vegas Convention Center to perform. The Sahara brought up a few slot machines for the Fab Four to enjoy and created a photo-op seen around the world.” - Vegas.com

Why the Caesar Retrieval Arc was Perfect Filler

Okay, I loved this mini arc so much for so many reasons.

1: Short and sweet: it didn’t overstay its welcome, it knew what it was and was entertaining and interesting for all of its three episodes. It kept its focus tight by only involving three main characters–Luffy, Chopper, and Law–with Caesar as the MacGuffin and Breed as the bad guy. Add in a nice call back with the kung fu dugong and we’re gold.

2: It didn’t pretend to affect the main plot, but added to it. I hate filler arcs that act like they’re going to solve or contribute to the main plot when we know they can’t affect it in any way because the main plot has already happened in the manga and can’t be much changed. This was the perfect way around that–it’s just a little blip that happened one night while they were holding Caesar Clown hostage. It’s self contained but still fits the narrative.

3: Breed was a perfect filler villain. He has a power that can give him a quick advantage but has a logical weakness the heroes can discover and take advantage of easily for a beat down. He’s an antithesis to the idea of friendship and trust that are a major thee of the series overall. And he’s such an asshole that you are just waiting for the beatdown.

4: It mostly stayed logically sound. There was only one really dumb move in the whole thing, Luffy preventing Law from disabling a controlled Chopper, out of fear he’d hurt Chopper when Law’s powers pretty much mean he’s the best person to do with without hurting Chopper, but it was literally a moment of weakness with that moment being all Breed needed. On the other hand, we had a lot of people making smart moves, like Law figuring out Breed’s powers really fast.

5: The fan service was great. We got Chopper in a cute outfit, Caesar the jerk getting hit with the Butt Monkey stick big time, Law and Luffy being badasses, and all the Lawlu shippers got a ton of subtext to work with. And the gifs. Oh the gifs.

Originally posted by charlottec21

Originally posted by charlottec21

Great job, anime writers!

The signs robbing a bank
  • ♈ Aries: Gets trigger happy and shoots a few hostages to show they mean business, get’s taken away to a back room by Scorpio for a “talk"
  • ♉ Taurus: Joint mastermind behind the whole operation with Capricorn. Sets up a celebratory dinner for everyone when they get back
  • ♊ Gemini: Getting the money from the cashiers (plans to double cross everyone and take it all for them self)
  • ♋ Cancer: Guards the hostages
  • ♌ Leo: Tries to take on the oncoming swarm of police. Get’s gunned down in a blaze of glory
  • ♍ Virgo: Makes sure everybody keeps to the set time frame
  • ♎ Libra: Counts the money to make sure it’s all there
  • ♏ Scorpio: The leader. Tries to keep everybody in line. Shoots Aries in the backroom (can’t take any chances). Doesn’t buy Gemini’s shit for a second
  • ♐ Sagittarius: Get's ordered by Scorpio to keep an eye on Gemini while they "talk" to Aries. Catches Gemini stuck in the bathroom window trying to escape with all the money
  • ♑ Capricorn: Joint mastermind behind the whole operation with Taurus. Talks everybody through the whole thing over walkie talkies
  • ♒ Aquarius: Mob boss the robbers owe the money to
  • ♓ Pisces: The get away driver. Is sour about not being apart of the actual robbery