joan bright bryant; thirty-two years old; therapist for the strange and unusual
“i’m not trying to defend them. it’s just- some people don’t react well to finding out that there’s a whole subset of humankind that could easily overpower the average person. they felt powerless. their entire world changed and they didn’t know how to protect us from the new reality.”
Umm… I do want to tell you, though… if you’re really younger me… hang in there? Things will get better. You’re going to meet the most amazing guy, and he’s going to make your life so amazing… so just hold on a little longer, okay?
Imagine you and Raph were hanging out, doing random stuff. You two had been on the ground for a while, snacks and drinks surrounding you. Raph, finishing his soda, crushes it and tosses it across the room, outta sight, outta mind. He reaches around your back to grab another one, but he can’t quite reach it. He grumbles, then casually asks “hey, (favorite term of endearment), mind passing me the soda next to ya?”
You stop reading, only shifting your eyes from the pages to Raph. “What’d you just call me?”
Raph, registering what he had said so absentmindedly, purses his lips, not saying a word.
@paperlemonpaper asked me for fic recs a long time ago whoops sO HERE’S SOME OF MY ALL-TIME FAVES IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER (ps take note that like,, several of these have the secks in them)
Cake Or Break by Crollalanza (DaiSuga w/ background IwaOi) It had been an accident - an actual accident - that had brought Sawamura Daichi to a pleasant, sunny side street in Tokyo on his way to work. But then he’d caught sight of an angel with quicksilver hair setting out the tables at a cafe, and he’d stopped, dumbstruck. And when the waiter-cum-owner-cum-angel-in-human-form had turned around and smiled, all the breath had left his body. A story about chance meetings, the importance of cake and how a sack of icing sugar can change your life.
National Hot Dad Alliance Is Now Calling… by dicaeopolis and OwlinAMinor (Focus on friendship between Daichi, Kuroo, Bokuto, Oikawa and Ushijima, w/ DaiSuga, KuroKen, BokuAka, IwaOi and UshiTen) Sawamura Daichi: What the fuck. (Or, the captains’ squad interactions that definitely happen outside of canon, presented in Skype chat form.)
Wingman Watari by SatyrSyd37 (MatsuHana, KyouHaba, KinKuni, IwaOi and Best Wingman Watari) It begins as an accident. Watari never planned on setting up all the members of his volleyball team, but, for some reason, it turns out he’s the perfect matchmaker. (also known as the getting together stories of the ships listed in the tags)
Answers Without Questions by SecretMaker (DaiSuga) Koushi had learned a long time ago to stop wanting things. He learned to stop wishing, letting his eyes linger too long, wondering what it would be like if only. There were no if onlys in Koushi’s life.
Police Dog by surveycorpsjean (KyouHaba) Yahaba takes home a gruff looking, beat up dog. He patches his ear, and wraps his leg, and goes to sleep. The next morning he wakes up to a hot guy rummaging through his kitchen. “I took a pair of your shorts.” He says, standing up and away from the fridge. “Hope that’s a’ight with you.”
Lost With You (Take My Hand) by airblends (MatsuHana) When a missed stop or ten lead to an involuntary day trip to Kyoto for Matsukawa and Hanamaki, they find that maybe the journey really is its own reward sometimes.
Do Unto Others by darkmagicalgirl (KinKuni) Over time, Kunimi has realized he really likes having Kindaichi look after him.
Plus One by safra (MatsuHana) “Did you know we’re dating?” “What? Says who?” “Says everyone apparently.” “Oh,” Hanamaki frowns for a few seconds before shrugging and turning his attention back to the chocolate fountain. “Nice.”
Close To The Chest by darkmagicalgirl (KyouHaba) It takes Yahaba thirteen years to realize he’s different from the other kids, one to figure out how to hide it, and two more to learn to be happy just the way he is. Yahaba’s journey ft. an extremely annoyed Kyoutani, best friend in the world Watari, and loads and loads of good senpai Oikawa.
The Truth Is Out There by shizuoh (IwaOi w/ background KuroKen) “I work at NASA,” Hajime said, setting down his coffee. Oikawa immediately jumped up and slammed his palms against the table. “I’ll suck your dick if you tell me about the aliens.”
30-Day HQ Writing Challenge: Kinkuni by emerald1963 (KinKuni) “"I don’t swim,” said Kunimi flatly, redirecting his gaze to his book. Kindaichi gasped. “You can’t swim?! Akira, that’s just wrong!” He grabbed Kunimi by the arm and dragged him out into the sunlight. “Come on, I’ll teach you!” “If you insist,” muttered Kunimi."When Seijou goes to the beach, Kindaichi gets more than he bargained for.
Right In Front Of Me by shions_heart (KinKuni) "I don’t think we should hang out so much anymore outside of practice.” Kunimi Akira’s parents have expectations. People assuming he and Kindaichi are together because of their constant proximity is not conducive to these expectations.
Hella Gay by helloyesIamtrash (MatsuHana) Though no one knows how or why, at midnight on a person’s 16th birthday, they get writing on their wrist, almost like a tattoo. This writing, whatever it says, has something to do with your soulmate. It’s usually something like the first thing they say to you after it appears, or an inside joke you two will have, maybe a phrase they say a lot. Simply a push in the right direction, fate’s little nudge-nudge wink-wink about what future you have in store. This is the story of what happened on Matsukawa Issei’s 16th birthday.
One Step Forward by parasolghost (KinKuni) At the end of their middle school days, Kunimi begins to wonder if what he feels for Kindaichi is a bit different from close friendship.
Creatures Of Logic by ectoBisexual (KinKuni) When you turn eighteen, your soulmate’s name is supposed to appear somewhere on your body, as if written in their very own handwriting. When Kunimi wakes up on his eighteenth birthday, he doesn’t know whether to be surprised or not.