Gender: Male x Female Genre: Fluff Warning: - Word count: 1630
A/N: I uploaded this story before, but I decided to re-upload.
“So, what now?”
The distorted voice emanating from the black walkie-talkie asked.
“…I don’t know.”
She almost said in a whisper, desperation hanging at every syllable that rolled of her tongue. Her eyes perfectly reflecting the smoke and hints of flames playing hide and seek.
“Nor do I…”
The deep and rough sounding voice said back, the static slightly dimming down, but Y/N was far to emerged by the forest fire to notice.
“She looks pretty… Fierce.”
A chuckle followed.
“She, she does.” Y/N sighed as she looked at the gray smoke climbing up towards the sky, covering a good amount of the forest with a gray cloud. Y/N wasn’t sure what to feel at the moment, one part of her was sad. A forest she had known since college was slowly burning down, helicopters trying their best to keep the forest and her job alive.
But a bigger part of her was relieved, now she wasn’t tied down anymore to this forest.
Yeah, she wasn’t literally tied down to the greens and browns and all, but being in this forest for longer than 10 years did do something. The female did try and see if her life could handle another job that didn’t require sitting around all day watching some little big forest with hopes that maybe the summer would finally bring something good for her to finally do.
But her body always came back, whether she decided to take a job waitressing or being a retail worker, those free hours from the jobs always brought her back to the forest which leads to resignation letters and boxes filling the small square watch tower.
But all that, that was gone.
“What are you going to call it?”
“The fire, I always give them a name.”
The cold nipped at the skin of both Y/N and the other watcher.
The two fire watchers had both left their individual tower as they gazed south of them, watching the flickers of orange, red and yellow peeking over the trees.
Along with the starry night sky, the fire fitted perfectly in the breathtaking scenery.
No matter how many fires there where Y/N never got bored of them.
“You name the fires?”
The voice asked across the walkie-talkie.
The female didn’t need to see the face of the man to know that one of his eyebrows was raised.
“Yeah, it’s much more fun like that.” She said.
“Well…okay.” The voice replied.
“What kind of names do you give them?”
“Clever.” The voice interrupted.
“The God of destruction.
“Wait?” The voice in the walkie-talkie laughed.
“B-fiyah?” He laughed.
“Yeah, it was a big fire and at that time I really was into that old R&B Rap music.”
“You? Rap?” The voice asked.
“Is it that much of a surprise?”
“Well, sort of…never really thought you’d like that kind of music.”
“… Yoongi, You have never seen me.”
“I…yeah, sorry.” The man, Yoongi, said with an exaggerated sigh.
“So, have a name yet?” Y/N asked.
“Shoot.” The female said.
“Yeah, uh, let’s just say… That is a personal God of destruction for me.” The line was silent for a while.
“Okay, well, Namjoon it is. Nice to meet you Fire: Namjoon.”
Yoongi kept quiet, the smile on his face refusing his lips to touch to create words.
“I am almost at the evacuation point.”
Yoongi informed Y/N, the crunching of shoes against gravel adding to the static that made words even more unclear, but Y/N had worked with these devices long enough for the words could be only letters and she would still understand what the message was.
“Alright, the helicopter is already there.”
“Alright, I can hear it faintly.”
The static stopped, only for it to start seconds after.
“What will happen now, with all of this?”
“Well, if we are lucky enough.They might be able to control the fire before it damages more of both the forest and the technology. Hell, we would be lucky enough if both towers are still standing.”
Y/N sighed as she saw another helicopter releasing content from a massive bucket in hopes it would lessen the flames that only grew in result.
“Will you lose… Your job?” Yoongi asked.
“I, I am not sure. But from the looks of it, no one will be able to apply here anymore.” The female’s heart skipped as the walkie-talkie played the low chuckle that made her officially fall for a face she had never seen, the only thing noted about it was it looked soft and milk like.
“What will you do?”
“I don’t know Yoongi, This forest was a big part of my life. Literally and metaphorically.”
“Can I make a suggestion?”
“Go for it.”
It took a while before Yoongi spoke again, but by the time he did he became more and more unclear, the sound of a helicopter only sounding louder and louder from his end.
This was no suggestion nor a question.Y/N couldn’t even answer as she knew the helicopter would be too noisy for the man to understand her.
This was Yoongi’s first get away from everything, his first summer with memories where no one knew him except his coworker, who he knew a good amount of as a well.
The adrenaline rush had Yoongi almost bouncing in the flying vehicle.
His eyes skimmed through the burning forest underneath him, his mind immediately pointing at the places he had been and the places he has not seen yet, which was relatively small. But it was not the fire that got him all bubbly and nervous, it was that he neared the start of this forest which would also be the first time he would meet the girl he fell in love with since the beginning of the summer.
The witty comments, the amount of both useless and useful knowledge and that beautiful laugher. All that he would finally be able to hear without the ear scratching static and Yoongi couldn’t wait.
There would finally be a face with the name.
But Yoongi felt absolutely nervous, why, he had no idea. I mean, the feeling of love was mutual, or so Yoongi liked to believe. Y/N was more than just flirting with him right?
“She is still burning.”
“She is, isn’t she?” Yoongi replied.
“Namjoon is the most beautiful at night don’t you think?” Y/N asked with a smile painted on her lips, even though she knew the man couldn’t see her.
“I have to agree with you.”
“Oh my, the boy can also agree with me?”
Y/N laughed as she heard the groan coming from the communication device. Another sigh escaped out of the black rectangular box, making Y/N stop her laughter.
“I wish we could watch it together.”
Silent hung for a while.
“But we are.” The female replied in the same hushed tone as Yoongi.
“No, Y/N…” Yoongi sounded like he breathed out her name, giving the owner chills.
“I want to hold you.”
How long has it been since she had met Yoongi?
78 consecutive days with only a few breaks of conversations to give one another some alone time.
78 days were enough for Y/N to know the boy was an underground rapper who made everything himself, from lyrics to beats. Everything.
She found out he took this boring- yet breathtaking (in more than view) job because he wanted to flee from the forest that was made out of buildings both high and tall.
He wanted to escape from it all, he wanted to be someone who wasn’t;
He wanted to be himself, the boy who enjoyed basketball and photography. The boy that didn’t need to care about getting known and such. He wanted to be; Min Yoongi again, and this job granted him that and Y/N made him feel like that.
“I do too.”
Y/N couldn’t concatenate anymore, the questions the police officer asked became muffled as if she was under water. Her mind was spinning around all because of a certain newbie, a co-worker, a man, was able to get hold of a heart she didn’t care about for a long time. The man in the walkie-talkie created his own fire that, just like the fire Namjoon, kept growing.
“Well, that’s all. Thank you.” The female officer said as she tipped her head downwards ever so slightly.
The female didn’t remember what she all had said or what had been asked, hell, she didn’t even noticed the interview was over until just now.
“U-uh you’re welcome.” Y/N hesitantly said.
The officer had left, leaving Y/N standing alone with a silver blanket wrapped around her body and a warm cup of coffee in her hand. The female did not hear a helicopter landing, the noise becoming a well-known sound she grew familiar with. The landing and lift off of these machines were in the same box as birds chirping. Something she learned to live with and something that she could easily shut off, conscious and unconscious. Or maybe she was just too focused on the foreign yet familiar voice calling out for her.
No static, no unclear words, no sudden cutoff. No, everything was clear, the words dancing in the female’s ears.
Feet slowly turned around in the gravel, the noise almost mimicking some sort of static noise.
There he was, tall, slim and just like he said: his skin was indeed soft and milky looking. a small smile stretched at the corners of Y/N’s lips as she breathed out;
Elsword is a lion cub. He’s got the makings of being powerful, but it’s still early days yet.
Aisha is a bald eagle. She looks pretty, and she’s fiercely protective of her friends, but damn can that girl be an asshole when she wants.
Rena is a dolphin. She’s just generally happy and friendly, and seems deceptively innocent. However, if you’ve ever gotten into a tangle with a dolphin, you’ll know they’re deadly little shits.
Raven is a wolf. He’s strongly social, prefers to work in a team rather than alone, and is a powerful and fierce tactician and fighter.
Eve is a cockatoo. She’s fancy and takes no shit from anyone. She’s the queen, and don’t you forget it.
Chung is a dog. He’s loyal and protective, and seems to have an innate sense of whether or not to trust people.
Ara is a fox. No, not just because of Eun. She seems innocent at first, but she’s a lot smarter than she lets on and fighting her is like fighting a whirlwind.
Elesis is a full-grown lioness. She couldn’t care less about getting the credit for something, she just wants to get the job done, and she can do so efficiently either in a team or alone. (Also she’s badass.)
Add is a cat. He’s a loner asshat who has no compunction about telling people to shove it.
Lu is a ferret. She’s tiny, cute, and hyperactive, but you really shouldn’t underestimate those sharp, sharp teeth.
Ciel is a snake. He has a fierce reputation and you wouldn’t want to tangle with him, but really, he’s just a soft bleppy noodle.
Rose is a dog, because she’s the princess’ bitch. LOLJK. She’s extraordinarily loyal and highly trained, though.
Ain is a fly, because everyone keeps forgetting he exists.
Solace is a walrus. When he has his mind set on something, he’ll get it, consequences be damned.
Harnier is a wren. She may seem plain, and she may not have the overwhelming fighting power that others do, but that doesn’t mean she’ll give up.
everytime i think about who i want to win im like yes!! terra!! shes so pretty and fierce! ilh! but then i think o no... no more of that beautiful hippie trash kane spouts. i just want an entire book of "shit kale says"
honestly same i was so torn when it came to deciding who would win!! i eventually kind of just let the game decide lmao
(but “shit kale says” should be a new segment or something…)
So awhile back I picked up the first volume of the Danmachi spinoff LN in a buy two get one free sale thinking that it was a manga. I was initially disappointed because I didn’t really want a LN at the time, but since I bought it I figured I might as well go ahead and read it.
I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s certainly not the pinnacle of fantasy writing, but I was engaged in the story and wanted to know what was going to happen next. I appreciate that in the spinoff it focuses on Aiz and her familia doing badass things in the dungeon rather than Bell being a newb and getting stronger. Aiz is already basically a god among men, and it lets the story go somewhere different than the original.
While the writing is for the most part fairly simple (though I suspect this is partly because of it being translated and also that LNs are typically aimed at a younger audience and tend to not use a lot of advanced Kanji, which probably translates to the somewhat punctual and simple sentences that LN translations seem to have) the author has a real knack for describing large scale tactical battles. Sure Aiz is pretty OP and well wreck things, but in the really lower levels of the dungeon if they don’t work together and have a strong battle plan they’re just gonna die.
I also appreciate that in the LN the world is fleshed out a lot more. World building is one of my favorite things in a show or book, and the Danmachi anime didn’t go into too much depth about the various things. The LN goes into much much more depth about how all the systems work, the various familia, cool little things about the world and so on. Also the dungeon is just fucking cool. Each floor can be completely unique, with almost no restrictions placed on what it has to look like or be which leaves the author with incredible freedom to dream up the wildest floors they possibly want.
I wasn’t really expecting to enjoy this book very much, but it’s a solid fun read. Something like a 6-7/10 if I’m going to give it numbers. If you liked Danmachi at all, or sort of liked it but wanted a different view of the world this is a nice book to pick up. Only the first volume has been officially translated, but they seem to be coming out with new official translations every couple months. I’m sure there are fan translations floating around too, but I haven’t looked for them.
So ya, fun book. There is an anime adaption scheduled sometime this year too. I think next season, but maybe the one after. That should be fun.
I posted a while ago about a friend of mine wanting to paint me. Well for Christmas he gave me the finished canvas. Definitely the most personal gift I’ve ever recieved and he wanted it to show my ‘strength’ and she, or I look pretty fierce in it! I wouldn’t mess with her! Lol
The August “Quick Fusion” prompt is basically “Hi I’ve never talked to you before but I drew a fusion of our gems, congratulations, we’re now proud parents of this beautiful fusion”.
Anyways, this is a fusion of my gemsona Moon (Rainbow Moonstone) with varho’s Sunstone! I’ve always liked their Sunstone’s design I’ve wanted to draw them or do something with them someday, so you can imagine my surprise when I got this post when I hit the ‘random gemsona’ button. I actually had a lot of fun doing the quick fusion, I like this prompt! Might do some more quick fusions in the future for warm-ups if I get the chance.
I’m not sure what Varho’s Sunstone’s personality is like, but she seems pretty fierce. I think Moon’s benevolent nature would help keep a balance between playful energy and destructive force (whatever’s needed). I had a lot of fun with her color-scheme and hair haha (don’t ask me how that top works though).
I still don’t know what this fusion would be called because I found a neat gem that I thought would fit the color-scheme of their fusion, but for the life of me I can’t figure out it’s name so I guess I’ll have to go with either Lepidolite, Rhodonite, or maybe
Over the years if I ever thought Mona would die, I think she would die that way. She would have died in a fight and she would have died trying to make a mark on “A.” I don’t think she would’ve died without a pretty nasty fight. From the looks of her house, it looks like she fought pretty hard. She’s fierce til the end.