He shouldn’t feel guilty, Stephen told himself as he watched Tony
try to lure Tony Stallion to him with a carrot and fail. Jan zoomed past Tony
with a lasso and tried to lasso the unicorn, but the rope suddenly dropped just
short of the unicorn and Tony Stallion ran free.
watched forlornly as the unicorn disappeared from his sight.
hovered around Tony, her mouth moving a mile a minute as she patted him on the
back and offered him encouragement.
not paying attention.” Mordo attacked Stephen with his staff.
summon the mystic energies of the universe and blocked Mordo’s attack. “I
rather pay attention to the unicorn who has a vendetta against me than you.”
Stephen arched a brow. “Unless you’ve suddenly decided that you want to kill
withdrew his staff, twirling it before lowering it to his side. “Not today, but
that very comforting to know.”
attention was stolen again by Tony. The young man was laughing and waving off
whatever Jan had said.
have to be the most oblivious person in the world not to see how fake and
forced Tony’s cheer was.
chest ached for Tony in sympathy.
developed feelings for Tony Stark?” Mordo asked, a teasing lilt to his voice.
scoffed. “Tony and I are too similar. It’s good for working together, but not
so good for a relationship when both of us are too stubborn to compromise and
have large egos.”
perhaps it’s perfect. It may be the closest you’ll get to ever to having a
relationship with yourself—alternate universe versions of you excluded.”
cast Mordo a withering look. His scarf had slipped loose during their spar, and
Stephen rearranged it back into place. “I think I’ll take a walk for now. Clear
my head so I don’t accidentally turn you into a tree.”
chuckled. “I’d like to see you try.”
exchanged a few more barbs with Mordo before departing.
over Tony and the Tony Stallion debacle was roiling, and he disliked it. He knew
he wasn’t to blame for what happened, but every time he watched Tony approach
his unicorn and the beast took off running, Stephen’s chest constricted and
remorse formed a lump in his throat.
played a role in the dissolution of Tony and Tony Stallion’s relationship,
albeit an unknowing one, and now his conscious was telling him that he had to
huffed. His hands shook and he tried to calm himself down.
there was a spell that could restore Tony’s virginity?
pitched sound broke Stephen out of his reverie.
Stallion stampeded toward him.
cursed and sprang out of the beast’s way.
Stallion cried out as he missed Stephen. The beast whirled and got ready to
charge at Stephen again.
fast, uttering the spell needed to create a barrier between him and Tony
Stallion, but it didn’t work. The beast broke through the barrier, and once
again Stephen had to dodge or become a shish kabob.
it!” Stephen spun as Tony Stallion turned around and tried to attack him again.
jabbed his finger at Tony Stallion. “Enough! I am not the bad guy here; you
Stallion jerked his head back in a human like movement. He snorted and shook
his mane. He glared at Stephen.
not give me that look, you morally backwards and perverse animal,” Stephen
said. “You are mad at me because I had sex with Tony—consensual sex, may I add—and
thus he is no longer a virgin. So now that he isn’t a virgin you run from him
and attack me because I took him from you, except I didn’t. Tony still wants
and loves you; you’re the one who has abandoned him.”
Stallion’s nostrils flared. He pawed at the dirt.
really care for Tony then you should be with him and not attacking me. After
all, what is stopping you two from being together? Not me, and not Tony. It’s
your own prejudice. Tony is still the man you devoted yourself to, except he
has gained a new experience, and he is heartbroken because his friend has
abandoned him because of said new experience.”
Stallion wasn’t breathing as heavily. He still radiated anger, but he seemed to
nodded his head, confident that his words were sinking in.”Don’t lose something
precious because of pride and anger.”
flicked his tail.
stared down Stephen for a few more seconds then broke eye contact. Tony
Stallion huffed then turned and walked away from Stephen.
shook his head in disbelief. He had talked down many creatures before in the past.
This was the first time he’d ever spoken reason to a unicorn. Even with his
past experiences, the very notion that he’d just argued with a unicorn amazed
supposed it was all in a day’s work as Sorcerer Supreme.
More OCs!!! :D This time it’s Terren (AKA: Sinbad); the oldest sibling! His design went through many changes, but I am now finally starting to feel that this is right. :3
Random info about the character: Black stallion. Main breadwinner by working hard on the short-lived jobs he manages to get from time to time. Would not even consider leaving his siblings behind before they both have a safe place to call home. Would collect books if he could afford it. Will do pretty much anything for money. Is the one who fixes damaged/old clothes. When Isaia is not around he will tell stories about their mother to Frey.
PS: None of the main characters have any “default” clothes. In the non-crossover version of this story their clothes do not magically disappear when people transform; only your body transforms, and everything apart from that remains as it was. And because of uncounted-for transformations our heroes are used to loosing/tearing their clothes (especially Terren). :P
The first pair of scenes are ones that refer to Kurt and Blaine deciding to exchange gifts from afar, as they aren’t allowed to meet or even write letters or messages to each other during the stage of their courtship that precedes Kurt moving to Blaine’s family’s compound.
The second pair are the scenes that come just before Kurt makes that move, showing his departure celebration in his village with his father, and then a scene with Blaine and Blaine’s mother just before Kurt arrives on that final moving day.
The exchange of tokens is Blaine’s idea. It’s a compromise that pushes the limits of tradition; strictly speaking, they aren’t allowed to exchange messages directly with each other, and the very nature of gifts is communication in symbolic form, but Blaine’s parents allow it because they can see how eager Blaine is and, with Kurt’s age in mind, they know that Kurt would appreciate the tenderness of the gesture, as well.
The first gift arrives on a cool morning by transport, the usual driver smiling and waving and handing off the package to Finn, who brings in the mail to Burt, Kurt, and Carole at the breakfast table.
The wax seal in the shape of the Anderson rose keeping the package carefully folded shut is the first thing that Kurt sees, and he almost manages to snatch it before his dad does.
“You know the rules, Kurt,” Burt says.
Carole smiles politely. Finn hops on his toes as he shoves half a slice of buttered bread into his mouth. He’s obviously curious, and Kurt casts him a glare that says “traitor; you could’ve just given it to me and then we’d both know what it was”. Finn shrugs. Kurt refocuses his glare.
Burt palms the note that’s attached to the outside of the package and then, to everyone’s surprise, hands the package to Kurt.
“Seems like our Blaine has some new ideas about courtship.”
Kurt bites his lip and bounces in his chair.
“Well,” Carole says, “open it!”
Kurt holds his breath through the unwrapping, and then releases it all in one go as the most beautiful outfit he’s ever seen tumbles from the brown paper.