(1/6) "Well you've caught me, Hunter," the Jinn sneered, not even bothering to stand up. Dean untied the only still-living victim - a recent catch who was able to run, and run he quickly did. Dean checked the ammo in his gun with detached muscle memory. "Well?" the Jinn prompted, annoyed. "On your feat," Dean said. The Jinn smirked. "Ah, want me to stand for my execution." Dean watched him without seeing him; his mind focused on something more important and final. "No, not that," Dean said.
(2/6) The Jinn narrowed his eyes - skeptical. “Then what? Torture?” It was Dean’s turn to smirk, a sad turn of his mouth. “It is worse than death, isn’t it…” he said quietly to himself. Then fixed his gaze once more. “Look, I know Jinn don’t grant wishes,” Dean said. “I know how this ride works because I’ve been on it before. It’s all a lie - a dream - a gilded cage. But–” Dean swallowed and blinked, strengthening what was left of his resolve. “If this is the real world… I’ll take the lie.”
(3/6) Dean’s hand was on the door. He couldn’t remember what he was doing. He just stood there, confused. Then the door opened for him from the other side and a woman greeted him warmly. “There you are,” she said with a smile and a friendly touch. “Come on, we’re doing presents soon.” She pulled Dean into the room. “Mom?” Dean half-choked, blinking at the brightness of it all. There was a Christmas tree with lights and presents, and there was cake and pie and drinks on the all bunker tables.
(4/6) “What is all this?” Dean asked. “Something we should have done a long time ago,” his mother beamed. She caught Sam’s eye and wandered off to stand with him as he introduced her to the girl under his arm - Eileen. “Hey Dean–” said Kevin, before Charlie ambushed him in a hug. “Sorry, tried to warn you,” Kevin shrugged. The two kids went off to get snacks. Dean stared in disbelief. The more he looked the more faces he recognized. His heart ached for it but he felt it growing lighter now.
(5/6) Yet something told him this was all too good to be true. It couldn’t happen like this. But here it was. Why couldn’t he just accept that. Dean closed his eyes and rubbed at his face, taking a slow deep breath. And then he felt a hand on his shoulder. “Hey. Feeling okay?” The voice washed over him like a powerful ocean. And Dean remembered. He was okay. It was Christmas. And everyone was here. He opened his eyes. “It’s you,” he said. “Of course,” Cas smiled. Dean sighed. Everything was–
(6/6) “Dean! Dean, wake up. Come on!” The world was dark. The world was pain and aches and cold. His body was being shaken. The side of his face sting from the hard slap. “Dean!” The voice said as his eyes fluttered open. The blurry shape came into focus. Sam. Bringing him back. On the ground the Jinn was dead. And Dean remembered. Everyone was– Everything was– was– “Dean?” Sam said, gripping his shoulders. “It’s okay now.” Dean closed his eyes again and let out a quiet breath. “–no.”
Sometimes when Sounven sings songs in the yard, little butterflies pop magically into the air. Her magic is sort of like Solas’s mother’s, full of nature and earthworms. She’s good at math and somewhat tall for her age. She likes to hang out with the pet milk cow, Martha. Whenever she whispers to the grapes on the Lavellan farm, they grow four times their original size. Uncle Ellas once (half-)joked that he wants to hire her full time in the vineyards. ☆ﾟ.*･｡ﾟ
I’m not even going to address anon directly, because seriously, fuck that guy.
For the rest of you who may be wondering how I POSSIBLY manage living as a fat person, let me explain how I do it:
I do it by making time for fun things as often as possible. Like riding carousels while morbidly obese. I have the gall to do this in front of children.
I do it by making sure my skin is always moisturized and cleansed. I know it’s shocking, but my glowing, fat face feels great after a seaweed-based exfoliant mask.
I do it by finding time for my interests and hobbies. I’m an amateur mycologist. You may think it’s frightening for a fat forager to find fungi, but I think it’s fantastic.
I do it by surrounding myself with wholesome, non-judgmental people. A fat person with friends and family?!? It’s more likely than you think.
I do it by wearing bright colors and taking any opportunity for a photo shoot. Surprisingly, my fatness hasn’t broken a camera yet.
I do it by singing loudly and flamboyantly. Much as you’ve been told fat people spend 99% of our time gasping for air, I actually have pretty solid breath control.
I do it by pursuing my education. Don’t worry, they let me skip the part of the bar exam that asks for your BMI.
I do it by having an adorable, supportive partner. We even make out with the lights ON most of the time!
I do it by creating safe spaces in my home. I love decorating for holidays and dinner parties. The tinsel really compliments my back rolls!
I do it by adopting fluffy animal friends. Mr. Fluff here may always have a look of existential dread on his face, but he’s not once had a problem with my weight.
I do it by spending time in nature. Trees and green spaces are very healing! Yes, even for a fatty like me.
I do it by making this face at people who tell me that since I’m fat I can’t have all the things I already have. I have the audacity to believe that I will one day accomplish all the important goals I have set out for myself!
I’m a fat person and I have value. I’m a fat person and I can realize my dreams. I’m a fat person and I have a happy, fulfilling life.
That’s not going to change no matter how many anons send me hateful messages.
To all my fat family out there, you deserve a support network of caring people who don’t care about your weight. You deserve to achieve your goals. You deserve respect. You deserve happiness.
I was walking the con floor Sunday afternoon, trying to decide if I should buy a Companion Cube plush (I did), and suddenly… Jack.
I can’t tell you what a nervous blueberry I was. I was really, really nervous, y’all! With a gentle online push from @weepingredwillow, I got up the nerve to say hi and…
Aw, heck, you guys, he was so nice! I wouldn’t have expected otherwise but still, my biggest concern was bugging him. But he smiled and waved at me when he say me approach. He gave me a hug! He let me take a picture with him.
Jack, I really can’t thank you enough! Just… thank you. From the bottom of my heart,
thank you for treating us with such kindness.
You made my PAX something special.
If I’d had my wits about me, I would have remembered to thank Robin for being awesome and patient. Because he is and was both.