the 7th heaven family ~*~

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Request: @recklesslonelyblond​ Hey lovely! Can I request some twisted imagine Chibs x Reader where she find out that Filip cheated on her with Fiona/Althea and also she just found out that she is pregnant and she haven’t told him yet? Thank you! 😄 I also wanted to say that I love your blog and your works are amazing 😙😙

Notes // Mentions // Warnings // Words: Chibs Telford x Reader // Fiona Larkin, Kerrianne Larkin-Telford, Jimmy O'Phelan, Ima Tite, Tig Trager, Juice Ortiz, Bobby Elvis, Jax Teller, Tara Knowles // Angst, Drama, Fluff // 3.742

Song suggestions: Just Give Me a Reason by Madilyn Bailey ft. Nate Ruess, Happier by Ed Sheeran, & The Blackest Day by Lana Del Rey

We need to talk, Filip.

You ok, lass?

More or less…

Nervously you waited for him, reading the same three messages over and over again. Your hands were as cold as ice and trembled relentlessly. Why did he done it? You desperately searched for answers, thousands of thoughts seemed to explode in your head.

How did it come to this?


You looked forward to meet Fiona and Kerrianne and already liked what your boyfriend Chibs told you about them. They visited the States to celebrate Kerrianne’s 22nd birthday. You got along well with Fiona and especially with Kerrianne the instant you and Chibs picked the two Irish women up from the airport. No surprise, you and Chibs’ daughter shared several interests and you two were almost of the same age.

Right from the start you knew it couldn’t always be easy with the not insignificant age difference, which separated you and Chibs. Nevertheless, a part of him always stayed the reckless Glaswegian boy and he mentioned once or twice that you’re an old soul, caged in a young body and only your eyes revealed this secret.

The two Europeans wanted to stay for a few days and you spent a lot of time with Chibs, his ex-wife and his daughter. He always made sure that you didn’t feel excluded, be it an affectionate kiss or pinching your bum unexpectedly, followed by him winking at you. He knew all the little tender endearments, that made you feel loved.

Would it be better if you didn’t knew?

Keep reading

Denzel is Cloud & Aerith’s Symbolic Child

Every time I see Denzel I always want to discuss his importance to Cloud and Aerith and their love. It’s the middle of the night and I can’t sleep, so I want to do that now.

Physical aspects are the first thing we notice about a person, and when I look at Denzel all I see is Cloud and Aerith. 

I mean, can you blame me?

Cloud’s blue eyes, Aerith’s brown hair… Just a coincidence, right? That’s what I used to tell myself. But when Advent Children Complete was released and we were given more backstory for Denzel, my thoughts changed. 

The father having blond hair while the mother has brown hair… Pretty similar to Cloud’s blonde hair and Aerith’s brown hair. But it could be just another happy coincidence.

Oh, and his parents names? Abel (エーベル) and Chloe (クロエ)… I think their acronym would be “CA”, right? By now, you hopefully catch my drift. Denzel’s parents names are coincidentally the same initials as Cloud and Aerith.

Both Cloud and Chloe have “C” as the first letter in their name. Whereas Abel and Aerith both have “A” as the first letter in their name. Even the Japanese versions are similar to the Cloud and Aerith counterparts.

(Cloud) ラウド - Chloe  (ロエ) 

  • Their names share the “  / ku“ sound in Japanese.

(Aerith) アリス - Abel  (ーベル)

  • Their names share the “ / e” sound in Japanese.

But believe it or not, that’s not  where the symbolisms end. If you look at the family photo Denzel has of his parents you’ll notice something pretty interesting, too.

In the bottom right corner of the photo you’ll see the blurry silhouette of a small bouquet of white lilies. 

Why does that matter? Because Nomura has admitted that lilies, or flowers at all, are an Aerith-thing:

Nomura: “With Aerith, ‘flowers’ have been her image throughout the series. Before Crisis was the same. But this time I wanted to take a little risk at something different, and used white and blue to bring to mind the sky and clouds. Although she still has flowers on the designs of her shoes.” ~Crisis Core Ultimania

With “flowers” being apart of Aerith’s image, it’s strange that the flower she alone is associated to (the white lily) is randomly included in the photograph of Denzel’s parents… who happen to share similar names… and looks as Cloud and Aerith.

But could the physical traits, names, and lilies be just coincidences? Details the creator’s never intended? 

I doubt it. 

And the reason I say that is because Nojima made the connection between Cloud and Aerith and Denzel years ago. 

The first indication we had of the bond between Cloud, Aerith, and Denzel can be found in “On the way to a Smile: Case of Tifa”. In these chapters, Cloud tells Tifa that he believed Aerith had brought him Denzel. 

Quote 1:

Cloud: “Denzel had collapsed in front of Aerith’s church. That’s why I thought Aerith lead him to me.” (Case of Tifa)

This was reiterated in the later revision of Case of Tifa from 2009:

Quote 2:

Tifa: “Hey, do you remember what you said when you brought Denzel here?”

Cloud: “What did I say?”

Tifa: “A lot of things. Even if I opposed it, you would bring him back with you. I could just feel it.

Cloud: “That…”

Cloud was making a face like a kid who thought he would get scolded. (Case of Tifa: Revised)

Quote 3:

Cloud thought that Tifa would oppose. Even so he wanted to bring him back. Tifa wanted to know the reason, though after he was actually brought back those questions were lost somewhere during the time she was taking care of him.

The above citations proves that Cloud was going to bring Denzel back with him without Tifa’s approval, disproving any ideas that Cloud viewed Denzel as a child for him and Tifa. But you’ll also notice in quote 3, Tifa wonders what Cloud’s reasoning is… We find the answer on Tifa’s profile page in the 10th Anniversary Ultimania, which tells us exactly why Cloud wanted to bring Denzel back with him:

Tifa’s complicated feelings continue even in AC, two years after Aerith had departed the world. This was due to the fact that Cloud, succumbing to the notion that Aerith’s death was his fault and condemning himself, construed that Denzel was “the child which Aerith brought here” and took care of him. In addition, Cloud had also gone away to the church that Aerith had been in.

The thing which she is unable to hide in her irritation towards Cloud is the fact that he isn’t merely dragging the past around, but because that reason might perhaps be related to Aerith.

AC: Upon knowing that Cloud had been residing in Aerith’s church after leaving the place they had been living in together, her expression becomes complex.

Cloud’s reason for bringing Denzel back was Aerith… which caused “complicated feelings” in Tifa and made Tifa “irritated”. So even Tifa knows that Cloud only brought Denzel back because of Aerith instead of wanting a family with her.

Still,  some people argue that none of this matters because Aerith didn’t “actually” have any involvement in Denzel’s arrival at the church. ACC, however, disproves that quite well.


In Advent Children Complete, Aerith leads Denzel, Marlene, and other Geostigma infected people to her church. She may very well have even called Denzel on the phone towards the end of the film:

(In their room at the 7th Heaven Denzel and Marlene witness the explosion that “kills” Cloud.)

Denzel: He’ll come back. He said that he would.

(The phone rings. Denzel picks up the receiver and looks happy, but only gasps gladly.)

Denzel: Let’s go!

Marlene: Mm!

(All over Edge phones are ringing. Denzel and Marlene run through the streets, joining other children and some adults, all running and laughing. Moogle Girl meets Denzel and Marlene and they run hand in hand until they reach the church.)

But when they arrive at Aerith’s church, the “moogle girl” says this to Cloud:

Moogle Girl: It’s like she said: “Wait here and Cloud will come back.”

This is proof that Aerith can lead the living to certain places. So if she could do this, then nothing suggests she didn’t have involvement with leading Denzel to Cloud.

 But now we have to figure out why Denzel initially meant so much to Cloud.

Cloud wanted to help Denzel not only because he saw Denzel as someone Aerith brought to him, but because Cloud viewed Denzel as a way to redeem himself for failing to save Aerith. Why did Aerith’s death affect Cloud so badly? Because Cloud’s guilt stems from his romantic love for Aerith:

Cloud searched for help from Vincent by such question, and Vincent, who carried the heavy past in the same way, said that he had never tried.“ ~ FFVII Anniversary Ultimania 

The above quote states that Cloud’s guilt for Aerith is the same as Vincent’s guilt for Lucrecia… But Cloud’s love is further proven in the following quote:

Terra, speaking to Cloud: “So when you find him, what are you going to do?
Will killing him bring back the woman that you lost?
This isn’t in any way to honor her memory.
To take your love for her and turn it into hate? (World of Final Fantasy)


So while Denzel might not be biologically his and Aerith’s, the bond between Cloud and Denzel was conceived from Cloud’s love for Aerith regardless

It’s Cloud’s love for Aerith that is the main component in why Denzel means so much to Cloud… and that is why I view Denzel as a symbolic child between Cloud and Aerith. 

Updated FFXV FanFics Masterlist

Here’s a list of FanFics broken down by characters:

Noctis:

Walk Tall: Upon sacrificing his life to bring back dawn, Noctis must walk the path of the after life and learn what it means to truly live. (2005 words, rated teen, genre: tragedy, angst, drama)

Caught in the Cross Hair: He thought he finally had a friend he could trust. The only kid in school who never saw him as the prince. Yet here Noctis was with a gun pointed at his head. (811 words, rated teen, genre: angst, friendship, drama)

Living the Nightmare: The anniversary of Insomnia’s fall always cast shadows of despair but one year thrusts Noctis’s family into a brand new hell. Sequel to “Cross to Bear.” (3,451 words, rated teen, genre: angst, family, hurt)

Cross To Bear: A mysterious new friend drives a wedge between Noctis and his daughter.  Now Noctis is forced to face a demon of his own past.  A request portraying Noctis and Luna as parents.  (3,361 words, rated general, genre: family, angst, hurt)

A Thousand Miles: Upon leaving Insomnia, Noctis reflects on his impending arranged marriage to Lady Lunafreya.  A NoctLuna fic (1,786 words, rated general, genre: romance, angst)

Life Line: In a time of chaos, one must retreat to solitude in order to find clarity and the will to press on.  A child Noctis fic. (2,332 words, rated general, genre: angst, hurt/comfort)

Prompto:

Isolation: Paranoia drives Prompto to irrational madness (797 words, rated teen for language, genre: angst)

Ghost Within The Shell: When Prompto has lost hope, Aranea teaches him what it means to be human (1543 words, rated general, genre: angst)

Branded: After becoming wounded Prompto must decide whether to reveal a deeply held secret to Ignis (1053 words, rated general, genre: friendship, mild angst)

Bed Fellows: A restless night and fears of traversing war torn roads sends Prompto to seek comfort in his best friend’s arms. (3 chapters, complete, rated teen, genre: friendship, hurt/comfort, fluff)

Facade: When your life has been nothing more than one lie after another, how do you sever the chains that continues to bind you to your past?  A fic request. (1,802 words, rated teen, genre: angst, hurt, romance)

Damned Since Birth: Held captive in Zegnautus Keep, Prompto comes to terms with his own identity while wondering if his parents had known the truth all along. A fic request. (2,297 words, rated general, genre: family, hurt, angst)

Hope’s Ray of Light: Even years after the war with Niflheim had ended, Prompto realizes that the cruel has not grown any less cruel. Companion piece/sequel to “The Soul of Humanity.”  A Promnis fic  (3,019 words, rated teen, genre: angst, family, hurt)

Ghost of Myself: A secret rendezvous leads to the securing of a Niflheim defector but none could imagine the secrets he possessed.  A speculative fic of what Prompto’s life was like in Niflheim, written before learning about the Ultimana.  (Chapters: 7, in-progress, 12,648 words, rated mature, genre: angst, drama, friendship, triggers: bullying and abuse)

Scarred: Prompto is faced with a demon from his past which puts him at odds with Ignis. (2,070 words, rated general, genre: angst, drama, friendship)

Piercing Through the Darkness:  Noctis is jealous of Prompto’s sharp shooting abilities and wants in on his secret. My first FFXV fic and one I’m very proud of and ended up using in Ghost of Myself.  Written before learning about the Ultimania.  (2,335 words, rated teen, genre: angst)

A Promise Fulfilled: Prompto swore to never take a life again if he could help it but what happens when Prompto is gifted with a new gun?  Sequel to “Piercing Though the Darkness” and written before learning about the Ultimania. (2,276 words, rated teen, genre: angst and friendship)

Ignis:

Practice Makes Perfect: Upon receiving news about the pending peace treaty, Ignis helps to comfort Noctis’s fears. (937 words, rated teen, genre: romance, angst)

Twilight Dreams: When Noctis has his mind set to something, there was nothing to stop him.  Now Ignis has no choice but to make sure he stays out of trouble. (1901 words, rated general, genre: friendship)

Spices of Life: Ignis tries his hands at cooking for the first time and his first challenge is to prepare Noctis’s most hated vegetable (916 words, rated general, genre: comedy, friendship)

Not Before Coffee: Caffeine deprivation and a prince who refuses to get out of bed. (471 words, rated teen, genre: comedy)

Death Trap: There’s a reason Ignis does not trust Noctis behind the wheel. (573 words, rated general, genre: comedy)

Fallen: Falling in love during the time of war can either grow or kill hope. Written for FFXV Rare Pairs Week for the 7th day prompt Final Fantasy AU.  This is the AU where our favorite boy band are actually all girls. (971 words, rated general, genre: AU, angst)

The Soul of Humanity: After Noctis’s sacrifice, the boys try to find their place in life and carry on after the decade of the world in ruins. Ignis reflects on a major bump in his road to find happiness with his family.  A Promnis fic and prequel to “Hope’s Ray of Light” (3,526 words, rated teen, genre: angst, hurt, family)

Slice of Heaven: It’s not easy training to be the future king’s advisor so Ignis must find his outlet to relieve stress.  A young Ignis fic.  (1,108 words, rated general, genre: family, written in honor of Ignis’s birthday)

Joy Riding: Ignis always tells the prince to keep the recklessness to a medium but does anyone ever listens to him? (1,227 words, rated general, genre: comedy sprinkled with angst)

Jammed: Pressing his ear against the closed door, Ignis blushes as he eavesdrops on a conversation between Noctis and a mysterious new visitor. (1,132 words, rated teen, genre: comedy)

Gladiolus:

Ocean Soul: Setting out on a voyage with her father changed Sania’s life forever after a chance encounter with a mysterious merman. (712 words, rated general, genre: au, romance)

Misty Wonders: A camping trip brings Gladio closer to beautiful wonders and blessings in a time of peace. (1019 words, rated general, genre: romance, fluff)

Ray of Light: Even in ten years of darkness, Gladio finds the light of his life and does not plan to let her go. Inspired by a fic request. (545 words, rated general, genre: fluff, some angst, comedy)

Suffering Through Silence: After the attack on Altissia, Gladio is left grieving over a war that has no end. Inspired by the incident between Gladio and Noctis on the train. (1,480 words, rated teen, genre: angst, family, hurt)

Guardian Angel: Gladio contemplates his future as he prepares to fulfill his role as the King’s Shield. A little drabble based on a personal head canon. Takes place during the 10 years of darkness. (932 words, rated general, genre: angst)

The Shield and the Blossom: A sibling ficlet after darkness has descended over all of Eos. Iris is determined to join the ranks of the elite hunters. (851 words, rated general, genre: family)

Ardyn:

The Chosen’s Curse: The Six granted him the healer’s light only to slowly have it be extinguished by the Starscourge (527 words, rated general, genre: angst)

Deliverance: In the wake of Insomnia’s fall, Ardyn stands before the stolen crystal in search of his destiny. Takes place right after “Kingsglaive.” (882 words, rated general, genre: angst)

The Plague of Men: A man once chosen to protect mankind becomes consumed by his desire for revenge after being betrayed by his closest kin. Prequel to the game.  (1,623 words, rated teen, genre: angst)

Cor:

From a Distance: It began as a reconnaissance mission - a quick, silent in and out - but what he found would forever change a life. (2266 words, rated general, genre: fluff, family)

Regis:

Apple of My Eye: Fearing his friend will chicken out, Clarus lends Regis a helping hand.  Fic request (894 words, rated general, genre: fluff)

This is so important

The scene where Cloud encounters Tifa is so important to his character. I mean just look at the look on his face when he sees her there. 

It’s shock and disbelief. What is she doing there? Why is she just lying in the flowers? Cloud rushes over to her and scoops her up in his arms, frantically saying her name, yet she is not responding. 




Look at his face! Why is this scene so important? Because of the following reasons. 

Cloud was happy living with Tifa and the children, but soon he started to fear if even his happy life would be ripped away. 

In Advent Children
The happier he is now,
The more Cloud is tormented by painful “memories” of the past. -10th AU Cloud’s profile 

Cloud tried to move on once…but he was hurt by the losses he experienced in the battles he fought in the game story. Even after all of that he still found a peaceful life, and that made him scared. He lost it all once already and he could lose it all again. Even though he was there he couldn’t do anything to prevent it the last time. so the happier he is, the more lonely he becomes. - nomura : distance.

Nomura: In the past he meet Zack, his best friend, and Aerith, someone who was important to him, but he lost them,so wonders if his present peace will also shatter one day… Since something might happen while he’s around, he left everyone behind and is doing delivery work on his own.


It has been confirmed in Nomura’s direct words that Cloud leaves because he thought something might happen while he’s around. So as he goes from Zack’s grave to running deliveries to returning to Aerith’s church for the night, he sees Tifa in the first time in weeks and what condition is she in? A bad one. 


This entire time he was trying to avoid losing anymore of those close to him. When Tifa doesn’t respond we see the fear and concern on his face. Is she dead? Is she okay? Will this be the last time he gets to see her again? Will her voice on the voicemail be the last time he hears her speak? He also is holding her in his arms. I have no doubt he flashed back to holding a dead Aerith. Now here he is, running into the very thing he wanted to avoid! 


This is is the moment she takes a breath and moves, letting him know she’s still alive. Look at how intensely he looks at her. He’s concerned, he’s attentive, he’s relieved.  The next expression he has is a very mixed one. Anyone who’s seen the movie hears the anger in his voice when asking “Who did this?!”

There is a certain expression he makes that is easy to catch when watching his face. I’ll post up a gif to show this expression. 

Cloud frowns and looks away for a brief moment before looking back at Tifa as she says “He didn’t say…”


I believe at this moment when Cloud looks away, he is cursing himself. He should have been there! But he already has this belief that he can’t do anything, that he would lose them regardless. It is in this moment in the church Cloud’s fear is realized in full. If Tifa and his family are to be taken from him…they’re going to be taken from him. 

He distanced himself because, as Nomura stated, if he was there something might have happened. But something DID happen while he wasn’t there. Something he could have possibly stopped. He remembers the time he failed to help Zack who lay bleeding out, the time he failed to stop Sephiroth from impaling the Aerith, all of this flashes through his mind in this brief eye movement. 

You also see his eyes constantly moving, he’s not staring at any particular part of Tifa’s face, his mind is just racing with how she appears before him and the fact someone did this to her in the place he was living. No matter where he goes, even in Aerith’s church, he faces the fear of being torn from his family…or rather, his family being torn from him. 


Now as she shoots up to yell for Marlene, we see Cloud make a few faces. 


Look at the way he’s holding Tifa, and the look he has on his face. It’s this look between frustration, sorrow, and anger. That is when he panics and looks around for Marlene with this same pissed off expression. 

Here Tifa is injured, and Marlene gone. No doubt he believes she was taken, since Marlene surely wouldn’t have left Tifa’s side. Cloud was afraid of losing his whole family, and now already…here is Tifa unconscious, and Marlene missing. 


What makes this scene of him looking around for Marlene even more poignant is the fact that right before she is taken, she clutches the bandage is her hands and yells out for Cloud. 

She called for him. 


In this moment, Cloud realizes they both needed him and he wasn’t there. He is beating himself up once again. Sad and angry that this even happened. Cloud wanted to distance himself so nothing bad would happen to his family, as Nomura confirmed, he thought something would happen if he was there but in this particular instance…something could have been STOPPED if he was there. 


We don’t really know what Cloud would have done because he is then wrecked with pain from his Geostigma. When he passes out is the first time we really feel Aerith is there watching over them. We also see the wolf that was the symbol of Cloud’s guilt. 


Cloud is guilty that he failed Zack and Aerith, and now feels guilty he couldn’t protect Tifa from whoever attacked her, that he couldn’t protect Marlene from her kidnapper. 


This scene is SO so important of Cloud’s guilt. His facial expressions during the scene conveying his inner turmoil. The thoughts in his mind that keep racing, the what if’s, the anxiety, all of it is present within this scene. 


This is also the first step to Cloud’s healing process. What takes place chronologically after this is Tifa saying “I know, maybe something will happen that can never unhappen and that scares you doesn’t it?”


This ties in with Nomura’s statement about Cloud worried something might happen while he’s there.  When Cloud finally wakes up, he is informed that even DENZEL IS MISSING!!!

He gazes back at the picture of Denzel, and stares at it. Tifa injured, Marlene and Denzel gone. Cloud’s fears are realized. He wasn’t at the church when Marlene and Tifa were attacked, and he wasn’t home when Denzel was being lured out by Yazoo.


Cloud realized this is out of his control, and if something horrible is going to happen, it’s going to happen regardless. Zack was going to die even if Cloud wasn’t there, Aerith was going to die even if Cloud never made it to the alter. These situations are out of his control, but he learned that by being there, his chances of stopping something bad from happening are FAR GREATER than if he wasn’t present. 

This scene is the first step Cloud takes to recovery and forgiving himself. 

Reminiscence of Final Fantasy VII HD (Pt 03)
Reminiscence of Final Fantasy VII HD (Pt 03)

Cloud: Yeah it’s me

All I’ve got left are the Midgar deliveries.

Why, did a client come in?

Tell them no. I’m taking tomorrow off.

No reason…

Hey, Tifa. Can you close the bar tomorrow?

That was easy.

Okay. Tell Denzel and Marlene.

I’ll see you later.

L.O.R.D (Jue Ji 爵迹) - Main Character Profiles

Author: Guo Jingming
Chinese Title: 爵迹 (lit. Mark of the Cavalier)
Published English Title: Critical
Movie English Title: L.O.R.D (Legend of Ravaging Dynasties)
Confirmed cast for movie adaptation: Fan Bingbing, Wang Yuan (TFBOYS), Wu Yifan
Compiled/translated by: epikey@tumblr, with reference to posts from 郭敬明图库.
(Masterpost)
Note: In order of present relevance. If the gender is not explicitly stated in their profile, they are male. Characters with (*) appear more often than others. There are also characters that are constantly mentioned but do not physically appear later on, so they are not on this list. “Return circuit” is basically like the blood vessels in the body for soul powers (they do not intersect with the blood vessels) and are gold in color when soul powers are being used.

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Current Lords in Atlantis

1st Lord/Disciples (Top Noble Lord, Lord to the 1st Degree)
Irrelevant bc they basically don’t appear
All share the same appearance to protect Lord’s identity. Eyes are solid black.

2nd Lord - You Ming/Nether, lit. the nether world (Killing Lord)*
Return circuit: The corroder/destroyer, able to destroy the seal of soul beasts and soul masters to absorb their powers.
Soul weapon: Mirror of the Souls of the Dead (Shield)
Soul beast: Ragnarok
Notes: Evil, dark, vicious, Corroder alongside 4th Lord so they have a good partner relationship. Likes to kill people wth. Born in a cave of extremities, all the babies born/created there had to kill each other until the most powerful ones emerge from the mouth of the cave at around 10-12 years of age.

2nd Disciple - Shen Yin, lit. Godly sound (Corroder/Destroyer)*
Return circuit: She can transform attacks on her into her soul power to perfect her soul’s return circuit.
Soul weapon: Shu Long, lit. Beam of the Dragon (silver whip, said to be made from actual Dragons)
Soul beast: Dreamweaver (in the form of a disturbing large spider)
Notes: Since she can absorb the attacks to transform into soul power, she will become more and more powerful as long as the attack does not kill her at one go. A daughter of aristocrats who are all soul masters. At the beginning of the novel, she does not remember that she is a Corroder/Destroyer. Born the same way as the Killing Lords.

3rd Lord - Qi La (Kira?, previous, previous 1st Lord)*
Return circuit: Time and space control, ability to make chess pieces that lead to other places (sort of like a Portkey)
Talent/Abilities: Very detailed and specific control of his soul power. The only person in the Atlantis region who can set up an alignment/pitch on the ground at any location
Notes: More beautiful than a woman, very very tall, very kind. Mysterious. Like to make friends with people who are worthy.

4th Lord - Teleiya, Thalia (only current female lord, Killing Lord)*
Gender: Female
Seal location: Somewhere on lower abdomen/inner thigh
Return circuit/talent/ability: Precise knowledge of another person’s soul power, ability to detect their strengths and weaknesses from the flow of soul powers even from a thousand miles away
Soul weapon: Skirt of the Goddess (Shield)
Notes: Corroder alongside 2nd Lord. Sexy, sensual. Born in an extreme surrounding (same place as You Ming/Nether), understands the laws of the jungle very well. Due to her talent/gift, she is the person responsible for the Law of Heaven/Sky, in charge of distributing the instructions of the Silver Priests.

4th Disciple - Ni Hong, lit. neon/secondary rainbow (Corroder/Destroyer)
Seal location: Somewhere on lower abdomen/inner thigh
Talent/Gift/Return circuit/Ability: Born with no feeling of pain, fear or need to defend self. At any moment, he can push his abilities to 100%.
Notes: Simple as a prehistoric person. Has no feelings. Innocence like a child. Can barely speak. Astonishing strength. Fond of Shen Yin.

5th Lord - Guishan Fenghun
Seal location: On neck beneath ear
Talent/Gift: Control/hypnotise soul beasts as his own.
Soul weapon: Large sword
Soul beast: Hai Yin (something akin to a whale/dolphin)
Notes: Due to blood relations with his sister, they can subdue each other’s beast and weapon. The person he treasures the most in the world is his sister, because of her, he believes in the truth and the good. Started doubting everything after seeing the physical appearance and death of a ‘Silver Priest’.

5th Disciple - Guishan Lianquan(younger sister of 5th Lord)*
Gender: Female
Seal location: On neck beneath ear
Talent/Gift: Control/hypnotise soul beasts as her own.
Soul weapon: Resurrection Chain
Soul beast: An Chi (Silver-winged hawk, body of a Qilin/Kirin, tail of a dragon)
Abilities: Due to blood relations with her brother, they can subdue each other’s beast and weapon
Notes: Awakens 6th Lord, after death of 6th Lord and her brother, she inherited the return circuit of both the 5th and 6th Lord and became the new generation’s 5th Lord.

6th Lord - Xiliuer (Resurrection/Immortal Lord)
Seal location: Right shoulder
Disciple: Mother of the current 6th Disciple who died giving birth to the Disciple.
Talent/Gift/Abilities: Close to immortal as he has the gift of almost instant recovery.
Notes: He was manifested into an island on orders of the Silver Priests to seal in previous Top Lord. He died in Chapter 14 after transferring his gift to the 5th Disciple. He does not know of the existence of his daughter as he became an island before her birth. Believes in the Silver Priests unconditionally. Believes that the truth exists.

6th Disciple - Tianshu Youhua (not exactly the 6th Disciple as that was her mother)*
Seal location: Right shoulder
Talent/Gift/Abilities: Close to immortal as she has the gift of almost instant recovery, but it is imperfect.
Soul weapon: Silver bow
Notes: Born in a top aristocratic family, very stubborn, ill-tempered, pampered. Likes Qi Ling. Never had a father, mother died giving birth to her. Unwillingness to lose as she was taunted about that. Step-mother in charge of the historic documents and information about Atlantis, hence she knows a lot. Only has the seal as it transferred from her mother onto her when she was in the womb.

7th Lord - Yin Chen, lit. Silver Dust(previous 1st Disciple of Heaven, also known as Lucifer)*
Seal location: Tail bone
Return circuit: Located at tail bone (seal)
Soul weapon: Thin sword, Reflection Mirror, The Skirt of the Goddess etc
Soul beast: Xue Ci, lit. Snow Thorn (when not in battle mode, it takes on the appearance of a white scorpion)
Talent: Unlimited souls at one time, ability to control more than one soul weapon hence ability to have numerous soul beasts
Notes: Silver Priests blocked his return circuit from the 1st Lord of the previous generation. “Died” but escaped death 3 years ago. Sassy as heck. Likes to make his disciple vomit ice shards when the disciple talks too much.

7th Disciple - Qi Ling*
Seal location: Tail bone
Return circuit: Located at tail bone (seal)
Soul weapon: Half Blade Sword (sword belongs to the Wind County)
Soul beast: Cang Xue Zhi Ya (lit. Teeth of the dusk of snow)
Talent: Unlimited souls at one time, ability to control more than one soul weapon hence ability to have numerous soul beasts
Notes: Never been trained before. Subdued his soul beast unknowingly. Orphan. Worked as a staff in an inn before becoming the disciple of 7th Lord. Likes to bother his lord. Overreacts to everything.

anonymous asked:

Do you have any long sterek married fics

For sure! We’ve got these fics for you! 

And I might have decided that werewolf married counts as married. jsyk. Also, fiancés count. Angsty and I checked. Also, Mail-Order Brides (Husbands?) totally count.

Somnus Interruptus by KaliopeShipsIt

19,448  I  Family Feels, post-Mpreg
Teen and Up  I  part of the Alliteration-Verse series
Derek and Stiles’ almost four months old twins make a pact with the Colic-Demon and sleep has never sounded like a better idea in the Hale-Stilinski house.

JAN 2: CREATURE FEATURE by zosofi

20,121  I  Actor!Stiles
Explicit  I   part of the Supernormal series
At any given moment, Stiles’s life is ninety-three percent more likely to become a horror movie cliche than the average twenty-eight year old actor.
A sequel to Just Act Normal, requested by Chaosdragon as part of the Wolf Pack Charity Project.

The Greatest Outcome. by tearsandholdme

25,119  I  MPreg
Mature  I  part of the The Beginning and The End. series
Six years ago they met in a chance encounter that would change both of their lives for the better. Now they’re happily married, two children, and two on the way, and now have to deal with the reality of their lives. For better or for worse they’re in it together no matter what the cost.

A Sour Wolf’s Guide to Life, The Universe, and Dirty Diapers by Renmackree

25,338  I  5/5  I  Magical Stiles
Mature  I  part of the World-Line Series series
Derek Hale finally got his shit together. Finally got Stiles, got the house, got the kids.
But that’s just the first of many, many stories.

we knew the hands of the devil by grimm

27,929  I  Kidnapping
Explicit
Derek will never forget the sound Stiles makes when the alphas take him.
It’s small, so soft a human never would have caught it, but to Derek it’s as loud as cannon fire; a quick, panicked intake of air that’s not a shout, not a scream. It’s desperate and frightened and almost Derek’s name and it hurts him to the core. Derek roars as Kali lifts Stiles off the bed, the boy struggling against her hold like an oversized doll come to life. Derek fights against the twins, red mist boiling in his vision, fury and terror pumping through his veins.
“Say goodbye, Derek,” Kali says softly, triumphantly. “You’ll never see him again.”

airplanes by thepsychicclam

31,384  I  Family Feels
Explicit
Stiles gets offered a research opportunity that requires him to travel for weeks at a time. To say that they’re not dealing with it very well may be a huge understatement. But Derek’s trying to be a supportive husband while keeping his two kids from driving him insane.

Practically 7th heaven by ChaelzChaelz

31,488  I  13/?  I  Domestic Fluff
Teen and Up
It’s like one day Stiles and Derek blinked and all of a sudden were married with children. Now they’ve got the pack and work and four kids (what?) ranging from a toddler to teenagers (WHAT?!?) to deal with. And you know what? They couldn’t be happier.

Uncertain Guardian by Trenchcoat Hunter (Reedt)

34,408  I  13/?  I  AU-Werewolves are known
Teen and Up  I  part of the One Who Stands Against series
The sizzle of meat almost covered up the whisper as Aiden asked, “Dad, do you really think it’s them?”
Stiles stopped his ministrations for a moment before turning to his teenaged son. “What do your noses say?”
Ethan looked up from the cutting board. “It smells like them.”
Liam wiped his forearm across his forehead. “At least how they smelled from years ago.”
Stiles turned back to the stove, but his sons could see how his shoulders were tense. “I think it’s them. I can’t ever forget. I still have nightmares about them.”
His sons could hear the rise in Stiles’ heartbeat as Ethan set the knife down. “What are we going to do? Derek’s invited them to stay. He can’t really just turn them away now.”
Stiles turned and sighed, bracing himself against the counter. “We’ll serve them dinner and hope they decide I’m not worth killing.”

These Four Walls by pandabomb

38,890  I  4/4  I  PTSD, Mail-Order Human
Mature
“Is your place a mess? Do you wish you had someone to take care of you and cater to your needs? Then reach us online at www.human4you.com. Your human companion awaits!”
In a world controlled by werewolves, lone alpha Derek Hale buys a mail-order human.
(3 chapters + side-chapter)

Together We Build by KouriArashi

40,737  I  9/?  I  AU-Werewolves are known
Mature  I  part of The Searching Ceremonies series
Everything has settled down after the last Searching Ceremony. Stiles decides to tackle a cold case that his father gives him - a 10 year old murder caused by a rejected werewolf bite. Meanwhile, Derek is trying to solve an even bigger mystery - what’s going on between Uncle Peter and Sheriff Stilinski, and how much does he have to worry about it?

wolfies by thepsychicclam

42,196  I  Domestic
Explicit
Derek and Stiles try to deal with their rambunctious 3 year old werecub and 16 month old who may not be a werewolf. As if parenting wasn’t hard enough, Derek won’t stop angsting because Evie isn’t showing any signs of shifting. If Stiles makes it to the end of the year without a breakdown, it’ll be a miracle.

Happy anniversary baby by devilscut

61,551  I  9/9  I  Genderswap, Temporary Girl!Stiles
Explicit
Stiles and Derek have been together for a long time now. Seven years in total, the last four of them happily married. Everything should be perfect.. successful careers, pack and family, a home together but Stiles wants more. Has started talking about kids and adoption.. and Derek’s scared. Scared because his inner wolf is insisting that the only child it will accept is one of their own.. of their blood, their dna. The tension that this has caused has Derek doubting his mate’s fidelity particularly when he starts to scent another female on Stiles. On this day of all days will Derek lose everything he’s ever wanted or will Stiles surprise him as per usual.
Happy anniversary Derek and Stiles.

Figuring it Out by bastillewolves

101,652  I  11/11  I  Homophobia, Cancer
Not Rated  I  part 2 of this series (it is recommended you read part 1)
Stiles and Derek have had a great ten years of marriage. They started a family, they have a large house, they are fiscally okay, and everything is perfect. Or so they thought. As their daughter starts feeling the effects of the moon, she finds out more about Stiles and Derek’s past, they soon get blasted with the the news that they didn’t expect and everything turns from bad to worse.
A sequel to the story “We’re Just Broken”
*Author’s Note: if you haven’t read “We’re Just Broken”, I highly suggest you read it to better understand the story

The Vanishing Proposal by thelionmutters

130,212  I  33/33  I  Amnesiac Derek, AU-Human
Mature
Stiles and Talia Hale wait for Derek to return from work. Except Derek doesn’t make it back to them.

I hope you enjoy these! If anyone has any additions, y’all know what to do!

Love and internet hugs,

Fluffy Wolf

anonymous asked:

Please, please don't do this? Please don't erase Barret from the Seven Heaven family, just because you want Cloti to be more 'canon'. I thought Clerith fans were bad with the way they practically bash Zack to discount the Zerith relationship, I don't want to see the same thing with Barret from Cloti fans. You can have Cloti being romantic and still have Barret as part of the family. (Better yet, why not have Barret/Tifa/Cloud as a poly couple?) Please don't erase Barret to prop up a ship.

So you claim I am trying to erase Barret by pointing out no one, not even himself, considers him part of Cloud and Tifa’s family?

And I have not been the first one to point out his presence at 7th Heaven has zero effect on Cloud and Tifa’s romantic relationship. They were together by the end of FFVII.

What I and others object to is trying to insert Barret into this family situation to try and diminish Cloud and Tifa. Because for these people Barret can’t just be there. It has to be his family that Marlene had to invite Cloud in to etc. etc.

And here we have another anon that takes it a step further and wants to literally inset Barret in Cloud and Tifa’s relationship. How desperate are you people?

anonymous asked:

can u try and sell criminal minds to me like make me really want to watch it

Do you like cop dramas? Do you like procedural shows? Do you like cute people from diverse background and ethnicities and sexualities? Do you like bad ass women with guns? Do you like smart women with computers? Do you like a show that has more men but is not male centric? Do you like family dynamics on a team? Do you like twisted suspense and serial killers?

LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT CRIMINAL MINDS!

So first of all there’s Mom and Dad. Also known as Hotch and Rossi. They are the team leaders and have tons of experience but treat everyone equally and take care of their team as if those idiots were their own children. Also, they aren’t bad to look at. Hotch doesn’t smile much because he is sad but Rossi makes him pasta and makes it all better. Sometimes they cuddle under the stars

Then there’s Derek Morgan. Or chocolate thunder. He is the token jock on the team but has a tragic complicated past which he embraces to make him a better agent. He was abused as a child and goes to any length to protect children from that same fate. He is in love with technical analyst, Penelope Garcia. But they have to keep their relationship a secret because of reasons. And by secret I mean they are disgustingly in love and everyone knows it. his smile should be illegal.

Penelope Garcia the sassiest member on the team is super adorable and you will love her because if you don’t I worry about your mental status. She is the light in the darkest of times. She has her own lair and is really the backbone of the team they wouldn’t get anywhere without her super savvy hacking skills. She is pansexual and loves everyone around her and is most often called “Baby Girl”, “PG” or simply “Garcia”. Just like her sexuality she’ll answer to anything. Also her fashion sense is on point.

How do I even begin to describe Emily Prentiss? Emily Prentiss is flawless. I heard her smile is insured for $10,000. Her favorite show is Huff. I hear she works for Interpol…in London. One time she met Clyde Easter on a plane, and he told her she’s pretty. One time she punched me in the face and it was awesome. Emily Prentiss is one of the strongest women on TV. She is sassy, nerdy, endearing, gay as hell, comes from a very multicultural background and will kick you fucking ass. She has been shot, staked, punched, kicked, and beat up more times than I can count and she still keeps bouncing back. Because she is a badass. And will not hesitate to fuck you up.

Jennifer “JJ” Jareau more often referred to as Goddess of Illegal Hair Porn. Is a cute lil bean who will not hesitate to shoot you in the head. She has the best shot on the team and used ot me the media liaison but then left and came back and got promoted and is now a top notch profiler. She has a son who is so cute it hurts and would do anything to protect him. She’s also hella bi and gay for Emily. They make googley eyes at each other more often than not.

Then there is the precious cinnamon roll too good, too pure for this world. His name is Dr Spencer Reid. He has the IQ of 187, eidetic memory and can read 20k words a minute. (He sounds like a nerd) SHUT YOUR MOUTH! Spencer is the youngest member on the team and next to JJ he has the best hair. He is smol and the Ace king of Acetopia but he is kind and smart and caring. And if you hurt him then the team will, literally, kill you. IE. Tobias Hankle

My darling, Aro baby, Elle Greenaway! She will sass you like nobody’s business. She’s got a gun and she isn’t afraid to use it. (Ask that guy she fucking shot in the head)

Don’t forget other rad characters like Dr Alex Blake. Who is a linguist and a professional bad ass. She will kick your ass first and take names later. Alex Blake has no time for your bullshit. Jordan Todd and Ashley Seaver were minor characters but their importance to the team was not minor in the least. Kate Callahan will kick your ass even when she’s 9 months pregnant!! The newest member of the team, Tara Lewis is a bad ass bitch who won’t hesitate to send you straight to hell. 

Finally let me tell you how much this team is a fucking family. Like god damn! It’s like 7th Heaven up in here. From dinner nights at Rossi’s, to weddings, to nights out at the bar these guys cannot get enough of each other. And you won’t be able to get enough of them!

Basically, CRIMINAL MINDS IS THE BEST DAMN SHOW!!

…oh. And there’s Gideon.

7th Heaven family getting set to meet their new member.
Tifa being treated like the queen she is, Marlene listening intently to her new sibling, and Cloud and Denzel determined to get this knitting thing right because they’ve sworn that that baby is going to have the nicest snuggliest stuff.

As requested by lives-in-a-daydream (the roommate, who might murder me in her sleep if i don’t do her bidding) for like a month now.

Life is short. I see it every day. People who thought they had more time to do the things they want to do. People who want the idea, who never appreciated the less-than-ideal ordinary day with family and friends. People who are indecisive or too scared to do what was in their heart, then found they weren’t going to get another chance.
—  Matt Camden

Already at five years old I knew that girls were supposed to crush on boys. There was a girl at my daycare-center, one or two years younger than me, who used to cling to me a lot. I remember I asked her one time, as a joke, “do you love me?” I don’t know if she even knew what love meant, but she answered yes when I expected her not to, and I think I realized it right then and there.

At six years old I started school, and that girls were supposed to like boys became painfully obvious. The girls would all ask eachother “who do you like?” I had a standard answer, a blonde curly-haired boy who lived on my street. I can’t remember if I actually had a crush on him or just said it to fit in, but at the very least I must have thought he was cute.

At eight years old I had a huge crush on a girl with long flowing hair. She was both nice and cute and I could not stop thinking about her (and if anyone wonders, she is still incredibly pretty!). We didn’t play the “who do you like-game” the way we did two years earlier, but peoples crushes were still something us girls discussed. I never told anyone I liked that girl though, I knew very well by then. Girls were supposed to like boys. 

At eleven years old I fell in love with a band called Tatu. Rumors said that the two girls in that band were actually a couple. My classmates disliked them and they used to tell me “you do know that they are lesbian right?” I used to shrug my shoulders and say that it was only a rumor, but secretly I always hoped that they really were. By that time I knew that some girls liked other girls, but I had never before seen an actual example of a girl like that.

Twelve year-old me went to girls camp and learned the word bisexual. The older girls talked about it like it was no big deal, and I was fashinated, excited and scared all at once. I wrote in my diary “I’m bisexual, and I accept that. It isn’t bad, it just means I can love more than others. I’m not gonna tell anyone. Maybe if I can get a boyfriend I won’t have to.” 

Through my teenage-years I had many crushes, although none lasted very long. Both on boys and girls, but I only told people about the boys. My friends and family were never homophobic, but I was still scared. There was a group of popular boys in my class who used to say that things were gay when they weren’t good, and everytime I heard it I wanted to sink through the floor.

When I was 18 we talked about preventing crime in social studies. The thought of investing in youth clubs came up and my classmate said “aren’t youth clubs kind of gay?” My teacher just chuckled and continued the conversation, and my blood boiled when I realized that she was just going to allow that to be said in her classroom.

At 22 I still can’t help but feel different. I know I’m not and I know that people around me have different sexualities. But sometimes feelings doesn’t follow logic. And I can’t help but think back to all those times in my childhood when I felt so guilty about liking the wrong person. What if I had just read a childrens book with a gay charcter when I was seven, or seen a movie with a gay couple when I was ten, or talked about same-sex realtionships, asexuality and maybe transsexuality in sex-ed? What if my teachers had told us that we were ok the way we were?

What if my favorite family-drama had been The Fosters instead of 7th Heaven? If I had seen a lesbian couple raise a family without ever feeling guilty about their sexuality, or seen a boy my age struggle with feelings and labels. I think it would have helped, at least a little bit. It’s so important, just to be visible to kids out there. So when I see Lena tell Jude to not feel any shame about who he is, it gets to me. It makes me wish The Fosters had existed when I was eleven, and it makes me think “I fucking love this show.”

stormphrax  asked:

please imagine capture-the-flag, red v blue v gold, on the ship. the blues win because chapel sedates everyone within arm's reach.

SO I ACTUALLY WROTE A FIC ABOUT THIS LAST YEAR

here you all go please enjoy

and heres a link if you want to read it on ao3

There were very few things that could divide this team. After months, years even of fighting alongside each other, there was a bond between them all that neither heaven nor hell could break. There had been instances of one of them being captured and refusing to give out even the smallest detail about the ship and its crew, even under the threat of death. They were a family, and even if they didn’t say it out loud, they loved each other.

Except for March 7th of every year.

It was Jim’s idea to start with. Capture the flag with everyone on the Enterprise playing, what could be more fun than that? But then arguments arose over team-mates. Did the bridge team get to stay together, while the lower crewmen had to elect their own captain? How many teams would there be? Who got to have Uhura?

It was Sulu who came up with the idea of the teams being decided on by your uniform color, and everyone immediately latched on to it. It was then decided that the Gold Team would be run by Jim and their home base was the bridge. The Blue Team was headed by Spock located in the med-bay. The Red Team was originally assigned to Scotty, but he gave it up to Uhura, (who seemed overly excited for this) and they set up base in the Engineering Room.

The flag was put in the mess-hall, approximately equal distance from each of the bases. Everyone was issued a cadet trainee rifle, which basically just shot soft pellets. If you were shot while you trying to get the flag, you had to return to your base. Ranks still applied.

And that was it. The annual capture-the-flag games had begun.

The Blue Team won the first game. Everyone was nothing short of astounded at how well Spock and Bones worked together. There were rumors that the two had mind-melded to get on that level of compatibility.

Next year rolled around and the Red Team won. Uhura was nothing short of ruthless, and everyone gave 110% in the game. There were two accounts of minor injuries when Uhura and Chapel met on the field, but nothing serious. People were talking about it days after the game had finished.

The Red Team won again the following year. Kirk and his team were downright angry at this point, swearing vengeance. Spock led his team in meditative Yoga they day before the games began, and Uhura taught her team “The Cry of Victory”, which was basically just mindless screaming.

It was March 6th. The fourth annual games would be tomorrow.

The bell sounded.

It was something like out of the scene of the old movie Hunger Games, Ensigns rushing as fast as they could into battle, firing at random. Distant sounds of screaming let the others know that the red team was moving in.

“Out of ‘ze way!” Chekov screamed as he ran around a corridor corner. “The Gold team domination begins now!” Around his head were gold glittery headbands, which he and Sulu had fashioned. He shot down some redshirts just in time for Jim to come racing up next to him.

“How’s it going?” he laughed, slightly out of breath.

“We’ve captured most of ‘ze southern side! The Red Team has been pushed down to just Engineering, but the Blues have captured most of the north!”

“Excellent!” Jim shouted over the sound of yelling. “Let’s keep on moving!”

“If we capture the north side, we have three of the five entrances that lead into the mess hall,” Leonard mused, poking at a data-padd. “Even though the other teams could shoot us down, we still would have a better chance of getting inside.”

“It all depends on if Chapel and her team succeed. If not, I propose that we focus more on containing the Gold Team inside the bridge. Their overzealousness could pose a threat.” Spock stood ram-rod straight, pacing the med-bay. Diagrams of the ship with arrows and diagrams scribbled upon them lay thrown across the bio-beds. They had been planning their attack for months. A nurse with her hair pulled up and three pellets already latched across her chest burst in the doors.

“We got North Side!”

Spock sent Leonard a small smile.

“Excellent.”

“Second year in a row baby, second year in a row!” Uhura shrilled as she smacked Scotty on the back while running down the hallway. “This is it!”

“Ay, you know no one is going to put up any sort of a threat after last year!” He laughed, ducking to avoid some Blue Shirt fire. “Try not to do as much damage, dearie.”

“No promises,” she shot back with a smile. “You don’t win this type of thing playing nice!” She put two fingers into her mouth and whistled, summoning three redshirts to flank them. “It’s time to end this!” She ran forward, firing practically at random. From deep in her throat she started the “Cry of Victory”, which was soon taken up by every Red Shirt.

Scotty laughed as he ran to follow her, but was stopped by a Yeoman.

“Did you hear?” He gasped, breathless. “Nurse Chapel was captured!”

“They’re done,” Sulu said with a definitive air. “They’re done. No way in hell the Blue Team can survive without Chapel.” Chapel sat in the middle of the bridge, choosing not to say anything as Sulu and Jim paced around her.

“Hate to say it, but you’re probably right,” Jim sighed. “No point even worrying about Blue anymore.” He turned around and gave Chapel an evil smile. “Sounds like it’s just between Red and Gold now, eh? Poor Bones is going to be so disappointed.”

Chapel just smiled.

“Everything going according to plan?” Leonard asked.

“Exactly,” Spock murmured, straightening his uniform.

There were really no words to describe the condition of the hallway leading to the mess hall. Shots were fired every which way as again and again someone tried to make it to the door. Gold was slowly pushing in with Sulu, Chekov, and Jim at the head. Red was holding their ground, however, picking off gold shirts left and right. The tension was high as it became apparent that a winner was going to emerge soon.

The Red Team’s battle cry started up again with gusto as a round of fire took both Sulu and Chekov out. They both sprinted back to their home base, hoping to get back to the battle quickly. Red quickly moved in, engulfing the door way to the mess hall as engineers provided covering fire.

Uhura pushed through the swarm of Red Shirts, and was just about to enter when a blue pellet hit her squarely on the back of her head. She whipped around to see Chapel standing smugly with Leonard on her left and Spock on her right. A plethora of Blue Shirts stood behind them.

Spock calmly lowered his weapon, as he had been the one to give the firing shot. He nodded to Leonard.

“Give the signal.”

Leonard smiled and put his fingers in his mouth, emitting a shrill whistle. All at once, the Blue Shirts converged on the mess hall, taking out Red and Gold shirts with remarkable precision. Both Leonard and Spock guarded the doorway as Chapel ran in and got the flag.

“Let’s wrap this up!” McCoy laughed as he fired a shot at Jim. He whistled again, and the blue shirts started running with Chapel back to home base, providing cover.

There were screams of panic from the Gold and Red shirts as they realized what was happening, and they frantically gave chase.

But it was too late.

With a cry of victory from the Blues, Chapel hoisted  herself up on the bio-bed in the med-bay and raised the flag high above her head.

The Blue Shirts had won the Fourth Annual Capture-the Flag.

After the cheering from the Blue Shirts had died down, and after Chapel had taught a lesson to some Red Shirts that thought it would be funny to be sore losers, Uhura finally took the walk of shame.

She carried the battered, broken, plastic trophy that was held together by four years of duct-tape and hope, and handed it to Chapel, who promptly put it on proud display in the med-bay.

They all headed down to the mess-hall, where there was sure to be tons of trash-talking and drinking. Backs were slapped and hands were shook. Blue Shirts were congratulated and bought drinks. People came to Bones to fix whatever damages Uhura had given them.

The grudges they had formed were all forgotten.

Until next year, of course.

I just need to get this out. My beautiful dog, who turned 14 in April passed away this morning. It was a tragic death, and I wish I could have seen her one more time. I got her for my 7th birthday. In highschool I would lay on the ground and cry with her, she got me. She knew something wasn’t right, so she stayed so she waited till I was okay. She taught me patience, she taught me faithfulness. It was the small things that made me so joyful, it’s those joyful moments that make me cry right now. My heart is so raw, but I will be okay. God really blessed my family with Ashley. Questionable theology alert: but I hope she’s happy in dog heaven chewing on mango seeds and running through the beautiful grass.