Maebh walked forward towards the village with the other warriors. The horses were exhausted, and though he was still ill, Loki was conscious. It was clear his head injury, though only a bump on the outside, had done significant injury within, he could not walk properly, swaying a lot and his eyes seemed to never be in focus, but his speech had become less slurred.
The village was heavily fortified, there was a fence of large wooden stakes between it and the lands around it, even out into the water so to protect the Aesir from getting to and from the lands as carefully as possible. The large gates were opening as they were coming towards them, but not a moment later, a loud horn erupted through the sky. Maebh froze and her blood chilled. It was dull under the noises around her and with the distance between them, but she could hear it, the sound of bodhrans, the war drums of the people she was born to, the ones she was to rule as a youth, declaring their arrival. “Get in,” she ordered, getting the horse that Loki was still sitting on and pulling its reins, forcing the exhausted animal to trot forward.
“I hate this land.” Loki declared, hating the feeling of the horse forcing him to bump around.
And I went inside and my mum scared the shit out of me.
“I’ve called the man.”
“What are you talking about?”
“I’ve called the man. He’s going to take you away, because you’re out of control.”
And I broke down.
“He’s coming here in fifteen minutes. He’ll be here any minute now to take you away into the home.”
And I shat myself. I was about six or seven.
“Oh, Mum!” I’m on my knees, I’m pleading and begging.
“I’ve had it up to here with you. I don’t want you anymore.”
“No, Mum, please…” “And on top of that, I’m going to tell your dad.”
“Oh, Muuuuuum.” That was a cruel day. She was relentless.
She kept it going for about an hour too. Until I cried myself to sleep and realized eventually that there was no man at all and that she had been putting me on. - Doris was never strict. It was just “This is the way it is, this is what’s going to happen and you’re going to do this and do that."
So to the anon who requested this requested it yesterday but it was done so quickly because they gave me a storyline instead of just requesting another part to something. So if you want a request done quickly then send in a full request :) xx
I am not a fan of needles. Hell I can’t stand them. Like no
thanks I’ll take my chance with swine flu than have to have an injection for
it. So when Scott told me he and Liam had to have injections I immediately
“What for?” I asked, horrified at the idea. Scott smiles
fondly at my expression before shrugging. “Werewolf reasons.”
“Ah, the number one killer in the U.S.” I grin and Scott
laughs, catching me in a quick hug and kiss before grabbing his helmet and
leaving out the front door.
I flopped down on the couch, flicking through the TV channels
before settling on some drama show. “My life could be a freaking drama show.” I
muttered, biting into a cookie I had recently acquired.
I was suddenly startled by the loud beeping that filled the
room, coming from my vibrating phone. I picked it up, looking at the picture of
me and Scott together, Scott with his eyes closed but a cute grin on his face.
“Hi babe.” I answer, muting the TV.
“Hey Y/N can you come to Deaton’s office? Now? Like right now?”
Scott asked and I could hear the frenzy in his voice.
“What? Why?” I asked, sitting up a little straighter.
“It’s Liam. He’s freaking out about the injections. Every
time Deaton even goes near him with the needle he keeps wolfing out. And he’s
crying now Y/N and I don’t’ know what to do. He keeps asking for you.” Scott
rambles and I can practically see him running his hands through his hair as he
bites his lip worriedly.
“Okay Scott I’ll be there in like 10 minutes, okay? Don’t go
near him until I get there.” I say, jumping up and in the search for shoes.
“Y/N, please hurry I hate seeing him like this.” Scott said
dejectedly and I pouted slightly. “I’ll be there as fast as I can.”
And hell I was. I managed to find two shoes that were
actually a pair and locked up the house before starting to sprint. I ran as
fast as I could only stopping when I thought my lungs might explode. Which was
actually a couple of times.
I arrived at Deaton’s office stumbling through the front door
as my legs were like jelly.
“Scott.” I gasped and my boyfriend was suddenly in view,
sliding an arm around my waist to hold me steady.
“Where is he?” I heaved. Scott looked at me a tad worriedly
before nodding to the side were the waiting room was.
I took a moment to regain an actual normal breathing pattern
before heading towards the room, slowly pushing the handle open.
“Hey Liam?” I called, noticing the beta sitting on one of the
chairs, his leg bouncing nervously. I sit down next to him and comfortingly rub
“Come on sweetie, I’ll be right there beside you.” I say,
rubbing soothing circles on his arm. Breathing out slowly Liam wipes his eyes
and nods and I take his hand as we leave the room.
We stand at the doorway together and Deaton smiles softly as
he picks up an extremely long needle. Hell, even I would have ran for it.
Liam recoils away from me, stopping where he was and looking at
me with wide frightened eyes. “Shh, it’s okay. I’ll be here the entire time
okay? But Liam sweetheart, you really need to get it.” I said, though it pained
me when I saw the tears well up in his eyes.
But nevertheless he held onto my hand and walked to the
chair. And idea sprung to mind and I sat down first, pulling him down to sit on
“This better?” I asked and Liam nodded, clasping on tightly
to my hand.
“Ready?” Deaton asks and Liam bites down on his lip, looking
me in the eye. He nods slowly and I squeeze his hand reassuringly.
“Liam just count to ten okay? It’ll be over by then.” I offer
and Liam nods again, squeezing his eyes shut as he leans against me. With my
other arm I bring it across Liam’s chest, hugging him close to mine as he
begins mouthing, “One, two…”
Swiftly Deaton injects the needle and Liam squeezes my hand
painfully tight. I barely flinch and hug him tighter as his eyes glow from
underneath his eye lids.
Tears run down his face Deaton is still pushing down on the
plunger and we’re way past the number ten.
I look at him horrified. How the hell was that needle so big!
Liam whimpers a little bit as Deaton finally withdraws the
empty syringe and blood begins leaking down his arm.
“There all done.” I soothe, shifting Liam round so he was
looking at me. I smile widely at him, gently wiping away his tears.
“Better?” I ask, stroking his cheek with my thumb. He
breathes out shakily before nodding.
I smile encouragingly at him and kiss his cheek. “That’s my
boy.” I say warmly as I hug him again.
“Liam, if you would come here, I can bandage that up for you.
It won’t heal otherwise.” Deaton says, unwinding a roll of binding.
Liam nods and gets up and I get up to go join Scott in the
“Well done.” He remarks, wrapping an arm around my waist and
I lean into him.
“It was nothing.” I brush off, checking my fingers for
possible broken bones after Liam had squeezed them.
“No it was amazing. I love how kind and patient and sweet you
are with him.” Scott smiles, “You’re so good at looking after him.”
I hug Scott, smiling and he kisses my temple. “Guess you
could say you’re pack mom.” Scott chuckles and I laugh.
Mabel’s not the only one I’m worried about. I mention in this post reasons why along with Grunkle Stan and Author Stan, but to put it simply I think something, not really sure what, but something is going to happen to Mabel because of how loved she is by others. From a storytelling perspective, it just makes sense.
Mabel’s been forming friendships with people all summer, and as a result they are driven to do things for her. Take Land Before Swine for example; Dipper, Stan, and Soos all go after the giant pterodactyl to save Waddles, only because Waddles matters to Mabel (“For Mabel, guys!”). If the journal were taken instead of Waddles, I don’t think people would be as quick to jump to Dipper’s aide. Like maybe his family would? After some mocking from Stan? But anyone else probably wouldn’t because he’s not as friendly as she is. I think Mabel is also seen as the Pines family sweetheart; people have a hard time telling her no, especially Stan and Dipper.
Because Mabel’s been forming friendships all summer, she’s been able to help and better some people. She saw the potential good in Robbie, and helped him find happiness through love with Tambry. Before Dipper, she saw the potential good in Pacifica, saved her from the golf course, and shared a taco with her, pretty much kick-starting Paz’s character development from antagonist to misunderstood protagonist. She helped Mermando find his way home. She freed Several Timez from their awful manager. Think about all the characters that would be brave and come to Mabel’s aide if she were in danger. A lot man; way more than any of the other characters.
I also believe Mabel is going to play a part in repairing the broken trust between Grunkle Stan and Dipper. Mabel is their common ground. Like I said before, they love her so much they have a hard time telling her no, and they’re driven to risk their lives for her, sometimes doing some seriously brave stuff (Stan punched a pterodactyl in the face, Dipper leaped off a cliff with nothing, not even the grappling hook, to save her, etc.). If anything were to bring them back together (along with Dipper realizing he’d lied to Stan similar to how Stan lied to him) its Mabel. And in a case like this, I think its going to take more than Mabel just being the vocal mediator; seeing Stan’s genuine concern for Mabel if she were in trouble would give Dipper another glimpse of Stan’s more loving side and help him forgive Stan for lying. Because if there’s one thing Stan’s honest about, its loving his family.
Mabel’s also really important to Dipper. Honestly I’ve lost track of the number of times he’s declared he’s doing something because of her. The thing about Dipper is, he certainly does things for himself, but when those things like mystery solving have bad consequences for himself, it doesn’t faze him the way it does when those things have bad consequences for other people he cares about. When he thought Wendy had died because of him he literally cried. He didn’t even cry after he was possessed. Dipper keeps getting warned that he’s in too deep solving mysteries and he’s gonna regret it, but he acts like he doesn’t even care because he thinks he’s the one that’s gonna get hurt, and that’s why I don’t think he is. Because he wouldn’t regret getting hurt the way he’d regret someone else close to him getting hurt. We’ve already seen him react to something happening to Wendy. I feel like that was a warning, and the next step up might be Mabel. Right from the start of s2, after Dipper messes up with the zombies, his going to be last words are “Mabel, I’m sorry!” Like he’s upset that he messed up and is gonna die, but he’s more upset that his sister has to suffer for it.
Gideon is still out there, is still obsessed with Mabel, and still wants revenge on the Pines family. He could get revenge by taking her, or he could be persuaded into setting his anger temporarily aside to help save her if she were in trouble.
I think Mabel might be Bill’s biggest threat because of how unpredictable she is, and how she strives to keep her family together, which seems like the opposite of what Bill wants. I think her pose outside the portal parallels Bill’s pose in the center of his symbol wheel, making her like the counter-force to him, if that makes sense.
The episode isn’t out yet, but there’s clearly parallels between Stanley/Mabel Stanford/Dipper and Stanley/Dipper Stanford/Mabel. The latter has parallels that are less obvious and (imo) are more interesting. If those parallels are leading up to something happening to one of the Pines twins the way something happened to one of the Stan twins, Mabel is the least expected and would therefore create the most shock factor. The more I think about it, the more I don’t think it’d be out of the realm for something bad to happen to one of the kids, as long as it wasn’t played off in a totally gruesome, horrifying manner. And if they died, they’d have to come back, but I’m not really talking about death necessarily.
To the anon the other day that said it would be too rough for kids if the Pines twins did some kind of multi-dimensional travel: this game and this picture from the unaired pilot exist, so no now that I’ve thought about it again I don’t actually think it would be too much as long as it wasn’t really scary.
Something majorly bad hasn’t happened to Mabel yet. Stan had his mind invaded by Bill, and Dipper was possessed by Bill, but Mabel’s been okay. In a lot of cases she’s the outlier, and that makes me pretty worried for her.
The rest of the season’s theme is about growing up. Losing Mabel, if not by death than through being physically removed from the others, would certainly be a loss of innocence happening.
tbh nothing might happen to Mabel and I just might be paranoid or w/e, but I can’t help but worry that she’s one of the biggest possible candidates for disaster to happen to in the future.
Someone asked why I called my wife Dr X, but Tumblr is to conversational threads what Ogham is to editing so I’ll write the answer here. I call her Dr X because she’s got a PhD, one of her initials is X, and when life hands you the chance to turn your existence into a pulp novel called I MARRIED DR X then you either take it or you’re the swine turning its nose up as existence itself lobs the most lustrous pearls.