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In Which Sophie is Introduced to the Rugby Club - DwarvenBeardSpores - Howl Series - Diana Wynne Jones [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Howl Series - Diana Wynne Jones, Howl’s Moving Castle - All Media Types
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Sophie Hatter/Howl Pendragon
Characters: Sophie Hatter, Howl Pendragon, Calcifer (Howl Series), The Rugby Club
Additional Tags: Wales, Rugby, Alcohol, Swearing, Post-Canon
Summary:

Howl takes Sophie to Wales to meet his friends and watch a game. They get drunk, and there is more magic than anticipated. Of course.

Hey so I finished a thing!!

And this post was what started me thinking, so @serafina-constantine here is Sophie meeting Howl’s Rugby friends. 

And @hmcbook I present drunk!Sophie for your inspection. 

We Are Family

Honestly speaking, the last thing I expected was for that snippet to get as much love as it has, honestly thank you all so much for that, it means so much!!!

Seeing as though people are actually interested in it, which is shocking enough in itself, I’ll continue it!!!

@ashcanvas you mentioned being tagged in a second part 🙈


It was mere minutes later that his brother landed in the thicket, surveying him and the girl clutched in his arms with quiet interest. 

“I see you go more on our father than I had anticipated, little brother.” 

That bastard. 

“Don’t start, Sesshomaru.” He warned, stooping to lift the girl into his arms entirely, ensuring her soft human flesh wasn’t pricked by any of his armour. 

“Ah but of course,” his older brother drawled, surveying one clawed hand in amusement, “why start when you seem to have already finished?” 

“Really?” Inuyasha scoffed, glaring at Sesshomaru when he only smirked in response. 

“Where did you find a human woman in her undergarments, Inuyasha?” Sesshomaru asked, his eyes flicking down to the human in curiosity. “She most definitely did not seek you out, what with you looking the way you do.” 

Recognizing yet another snidely delivered insult, Inuyasha growled at his brother, making to shove him with his shoulder. Had Sesshomaru not slid out of the way in the nick of time, he would have sent him to the floor for sure. 

“She said she was lost, from some place that’s gotta be real far away.” 

His heart clenched uncomfortably as he gazed down into her face, lines of worry etched across it even in unconsciousness. 

“Did she mention what this place is called?” Sesshomaru asked, a resigned note entering his voice. He knew then that his brother had realized what he had thought earlier. Their father would make them help her. 

“Something like Tokyo, never seen it on any of the old man’s maps.” Inuyasha said, feeling uneasy when Sesshomaru didn’t speak for a long while. Finally he shook his head, signalling that he, too, had no knowledge of such a place.

“Well hell, what are we going to do with her now?” 

Sesshomaru gave a long sigh, fixing the girl in his arms with a displeased stare that, for some reason made his blood boil, before moving back in the direction of home. 

“We take her with us, surely father will find something to do with her. You, better than anyone, know how he likes to help the weak and useless.” 

The parting words, thrown over his brother’s shoulder as he took to the skies again, were meant to be a jab designed to draw him into a spar that would end in their father scolding them both and demanding to know who had started the fight. Sesshomaru could then gleefully point in Inuyasha’s direction and watch as he took the brunt of their father’s displeasure. 

Well, not this time. 

“I sure do, Sesshomaru,” he called after him, knowing the other demon could still hear him, “I mean, Father has kept you at home for so long, he must have a soft spot for the useless.”

Grinning to himself, Inuyasha watched his brother freeze for a moment as he fought against the temptation to return to the forest and pummel him. Logic won out however, and Sesshomaru continued on his way home, leaving Inuyasha carrying the human female at a normal pace, taking care not to jostle her too much. She looked exhausted at it was, and when she awoke in a demon’s den, she wouldn’t feel any better, he was sure. 

He was still gloating over his having gotten the last word with Sesshomaru when he arrived home with her, but one look at his smug looking sibling, who seemed to have been waiting for him, filled him with the deepest sense of dread.

“Brother, you’ve returned have you? Mother has been waiting so very long for you.” 

“You son of a bitch, what the hell did you do?!” Inuyasha demanded, fear gripping his heart at the sheer pleasure on Sesshomaru’s face. Sesshomaru’s happiness could only mean somebody else was about to suffer badly. 

“Inuyasha!” 

He turned, tightening his hold on the woman in his arms instinctively and watched in acute horror as his mother came hurrying down the steps of the keep, followed by none other than the Inu No Taisho himself. 

“What is this, Inuyasha?” His father demanded, folding his arms across his broad chest and staring down at him with a harsh frown on his face. Suddenly, Inuyasha felt as if he wasn’t a full grown man anymore but a child who had knocked his father’s ink pot over and was now being duly chastised. 

“Sesshomaru tells us you’ve taken a … lover.” His mother’s voice lowered to a scandalized whisper as she hid behind one of her voluminous sleeves, even as her gaze screamed her displeasure at him. 

“A WHAT?!” He yelped, quickly glancing down at the woman nestled against his chest. 

“And to think you bring her here after a rendezvous, let the woman dress herself at least.” Izayoi continued, shaking her head in shame even as she turned back towards her husband. 

“Mother! Father!” Inuyasha interrupted, frowning at both of his parents who looked ready to have his head. He caught Sesshomaru’s eye from behind them and was struck by the urge to bash his brother’s head in when he had the audacity to smile at him. 

“She is not my lover! I found her in the woods, lost. Apparently, the girl went a lot farther from home than she realized because her village is nowhere close to here. She fainted and I brought her back here to help her!” 

Izayoi’s face immediately melted into a wide smile as she turned to smack her husband’s chest lightly. 

“Didn’t I tell you, dearest? That our Inuyasha could never do such a thing.” 

The narrowing of his eyes the only response he thought wise to give his wife, Touga fixed his attention on his younger boy again. 

He had known that Inuyasha wouldn’t have taken a lover. The story had come from Sesshomaru for starters, the boy was as good as a pathological liar, and Inuyasha was… awkward. It was a damn shame neither of his boys had inherited his talent with women, and he didn’t have a daughter to inherit it either. 

But the fact that his son had chosen to bring the girl back with him spoke volumes. The fact that he had chosen to try and help her at all. 

“Sesshomaru.” Touga called, and his elder son appeared at his side almost immediately. “Take the girl from Inuyasha  and have her set up in a guest chamber. When she awakens, I will see what is to be done regarding her return.” 

He could see that Sesshomaru wanted to argue, casting a dark glance in the human girl’s direction before he moved to take her from his younger brother. 

Inuyasha’s reaction confirmed Touga’s suspicions. He growled, taking a step backwards from his older brother and tucking the girl closer to him. 

“Don’t worry ‘bout it, Sesshomaru. I got her.” 

His eyes searched for his father’s, an unspoken plea present there that melted his heart. Inuyasha was his baby, after all. 

“You may set her up in her chamber, Inuyasha.” He allowed, watching as his son immediately hurried up into the keep, calling for a servant to ready the guest chamber closest to his own. 

Something was brewing here, and Touga would see that he got to the bottom of it. 


PSA

We’re turning off confess/submit a little earlier than anticipated due to the early access option for ME:A. They will remain off until April 4th.

As a reminder, confessions will continue to post, but they will still be about the original trilogy or hopes for Andromeda.

When we do start posting ME:A confessions, they will be under read mores and tagged with “mass effect andromeda” and “mea spoilers.”

Thank you!

-Mod KM on behalf of the mods

I was tagged by @jthenak , @catalytic-catastrophe , and @coco-lifts to say 5 things that I like about myself! Thank you darlings.

1) My tendency to feel with my whole self, because even if things don’t go the way I anticipated then at least I gave it my all and things just weren’t right from the start.

2) My almost obnoxious positivity to most situations. I am definitely a realist, but I put as much of an optimistic spin on things as I can.

3) My height. Despite being short and knowing that I would likely be more attractive if I was taller, I still feel like I wouldn’t be the same person without it.

4) My tattoos. I can’t wait to get more, especially now that I have these ideas in my head.

5) My luck. I have found some amazing people in my life and I can only attribute that to pure luck.

Countdown to Charles Challenge

Only 8 more episodes! I figured we could start a gif/graphic challenge to not only count down to the moment we’ve all been waiting for, but to also celebrate what we’ve loved most about the show before the highly-anticipated time jump!

You can do them out of order, just do the ones you want, whatever. I just thought it would be fun to take a look back on the show so far.

Tag your brilliant creations with Countdown to Charles so we can see all the amazing things you come up with! 

Please reblog and share!

  1. Favorite Liar
  2. Favorite Supporting Character
  3. Favorite Villain
  4. Favorite “A” Moment(s)
  5. Favorite Ship
  6. Favorite Friendship
  7. Favorite Family Relationship
  8. Favorite Season
  9. Favorite Episode
  10. Favorite Premiere
  11. Favorite Mid-Season Finale
  12. Favorite Finale
  13. Favorite Scene/Moment
  14. Favorite Place/Set
  15. Favorite Holiday Special
  16. Your Ideal “A”/Charles Suspect
lol memories

When Barnabas commissioned Sam to paint his portrait I thought maybe somehow he would be able to use it to see what was going on in Collinwood like through his other portrait, right? And his eyes would follow people around, see.

Because what I knew of Dark Shadows and what I knew of Looney Tunes from my childhood had been entirely conflated in my adult mind.

In anticipation of the upcoming Disney Designer Heroes VS Villains doll releases I’ve decided to create my own “What If” collection…. starting with the Blue Fairy and Pinocchio. These are just my own fantasy designs replicating the official Designer Doll box art as best I can. Hopefully Disney will start making dolls of these other characters, because they deserve the “designer” treatment!

I’ll be doing more of these so if anyone wants to suggest other couples go right ahead! Tagging @disneylimitededitiondolls (because she is so nice and answers to many questions!) to ask if she has any “wishlist” couple she’d like to see made up! :D