the awkward family

EXO headcanons on having a foreigner S/O

Requested by; anon

Hiiii can u pls make an Exo headcanon of them having a foreigner s/o? Thank u!!!


Xiumin;

  • would so learn your first language
  • loves it when you speak your language
  • very awkward around your family
  • “what did they just say to me? I don’t understand and I feel so bad.é
  • very giggly

Suho;

  • very manly he tries
  • wants to make sure he doesn’t insult you or your family
  • very caring and sweet
  • gets along well with your family
  • “does your family even like me?”

Lay;

  • laughter laughter and more laughter
  • “can you teach me words in your language?”
  • tries so hard to understand
  • really cuddle
  • matching clothes

Baekhyun;

  • feels proud as hell when he can understand a word
  • “wait, say that again, you sounded really amusing!”
  • movie nights
  • can have deep chats
  • shows you and your language skills off to the members

Chen;

  • “you’re so amazing, you speak multiple languages which is so cool”
  • LOVING
  • extremely proud of you
  • sings songs in your first language
  • sings duets with you

Chanyeol;

  • game nights
  • loving bullying
  • pulling weird faces
  • him getting along with your friends a bit too well
  • “no offence but how do I insult people?”

D.O.;

  • really shy around your family
  • doesn’t know how to react when your family talks to him
  • “your parents are so nice but I’m so awkward.”
  • very smiley
  • subtle affection and loving

Kai;

  • smiles so bright when you’re talking in your mother language
  • “you’re too cool for me, words can’t even describe it”
  • coolest boyfriend
  • power couple!!
  • most fashionable duo out of all duo’s

Sehun;

  • AWKWARD AS HELL
  • he tries really hard to be polite
  • sits really closed up and is shy at family dinners
  • making fun of eachother with love
  • “your aunt has been staring at me for the past hour, help.”
Not a Pet - Part 10 - What Now

Originally posted by regolithheart

Warnings: Reconciliation, fighting, pasts revealed, ETC

Pairings: Bucky X Reader; Marvel X Reader

Word Count: 2798

Parts: 

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Reader’s POV

The sudden burst of light through the tree tops hit my eyes making me slowly open my eyes to see that I was lying on the grassy forest floor my body braced tightly against Bucky’s. It took me a moment to remember exactly what had happened the night before. I nestle into his chest as a smile covers my lips. I feel something soft dance happily over my legs and furrow my brow as I glance toward it. Noticing that it was in fact my tail made me let out a slight chuckle causing Bucky to stir beside me.

I pull away from him slightly as his eyes flutter open. He looks around us, his eyes focusing on the surroundings as the events of the night before flood his mind, before a slight smile covers his lips. He looks over, his eyes meeting mine, as his metal hand lifts to gently touch my cheek. “Hey there,” He says making a slight blush fill my cheeks.

“Morning,” I reply as I lean into his touch.

“So, last night was pretty crazy.” He says causing a chuckle to escape my lips.

“Just a bit.” I reply as flashes of me going full rage monster filled my mind.

“Also, and this might just be me being a baby; but, I think you might’ve dug your nails into my back last night.” He says as he pulls away from me while wincing in pain. I follow suit as I sit up and turning him to face away from me gasp slightly at all the claw marks on his back. “It doesn’t hurt,” He adds as he turns back to face me.

“That has to be a lie. Your back looks like shredded meat.”

“I’m fine Kitty,”

“Either way, turn and face away from me.” I order making him cock an eyebrow at me. “Werecats have a special ability, if I lick it, it will heal.”

“If you lick me, then last night’s gonna start all over again.” He says causing my face to flush bright red. “Unless, that’s what you want?” He asks and I roll my lips as I gulp down a breath of air.

“And if I say it is?” I ask my heart starting to race. He smiles as he leans forward his lips gently landing on mine sending a wave of heat throughout my body. I instantly feel his hands reach up and cupping each side of my face. I smile into his lips as I reach up and gently place a hand on his chest. As I feel his heart start to race in his chest I feel a wave of excitement fill me. Before it has a chance to evolve he pulls away and leaving our foreheads touching says, “As much as I want to lay here with you forever, your family is probably worried about us. Mainly you.”

“You’re right… however, we have one slight issue.”

“That’s?”

“I can’t seem to morph completely for some reason and I have no clothes.” I answer honestly making him cock an eyebrow at me. He ponders for a moment as he looks around us until his eyes land on his shirt lying a few feet away. Jumping to his feet he walks over to his shirt and lifting it up examines it slightly before holding it out to me.

“This should be long enough. Sorry I don’t have anything else.” He says apologetically as I stand up and walk over to him. “Yeah, you should put this on. If your dad sees any of those marks I’m a dead man.”

“Marks?” I question before I glance down to see kiss and bite marks filling my mid-drift. I chuckle as I say, “Are we sure I’m the cat in this relationship?”

“Funny,” he says mock laughing. “Here,” he hands me the shirt and then starts looking for the rest of his clothes. “Now to find my pants.” I roll my eyes at him as I slip his t-shirt over my head and arms. Thankfully it covered what it needed too, mainly my ass and lady parts. I glance back toward Bucky to see that he had discovered where his missing clothes were. After dressing he takes my hand and slowly leads me back toward my parents’ house.

Along the way, he tells me about Basst and the questions she asked him. I listened quietly to him as he spoke her words to me. It was definitely strange to know that I was some goddess’s reincarnation but it did explain things I had always been curious about. When we near the house I instantly see my mother run down the front steps and out to us where she throws her arms around my chest and holds me tight.

“We were so worried about you. Are you okay? What happened?” She asks eyeing the two of us expectantly.

“Uh Bucky met a Goddess and I, well, I’m no longer in heat.” I answer not sure how to explain things to her.

“A Goddess?” My mother asks narrowing her eyes slightly at me.

“Thank you for choosing that out of the two things I just said.” I say a smile filling my face. I hear someone clear their throat and I look past her to see everyone standing out on the front porch plus two more that must have come in last night. My eyes meet Kei’s and I find myself frozen. I can see the pain and regret filling his eyes and my heart clenches. I am about to say something when my father grabs him by the ear and drags him over toward us.

“Stop being a child and panther up.” My father orders as he pushes Kei to stand in front of me.

“(Name),” Kei says my name falling from his lips like it hurt him to say it.

“Kei,” I reply my heart filling with hope and worry. “It’s been a while.”

“I…”

“Before you start with your whole regret pity party I want to say something. I don’t blame you for what happened. Yes, it was your job to protect me but we were kids, I saw mom and dad on the ground and I panicked. Nothing you would have done would have prevented Hydra taking me. If you had come after me; you, along with Marcus and Raven, would have been in a cell alongside me. I never want that. You’re my big brother. I know that you will always protect me, no matter what happens. Nothing anyone can say or do will ever make me hate you.”

“I’m sorry,” He says his eyes narrowing as tears filled them. I waited until he reached out for me first before I wrap my arms tightly around his waist and bury my face into his chest. I nestle into him as I feel tears gently fall down my face. “I’m so sorry (Name)… I’m sorry…” He says repeatedly his grip tightening as all the pain and regret that had filled his heart slowly washed away with every tear drop.

We stood like that for what seemed like forever until my mom nudged me and says, “I know you two are reconciling, but you are half naked in front of a bunch of people.” My eyes shoot open and I gently pull away from Kei a wave of embarrassment filling my body causing my cheeks to tint pink. I instantly start to pull down at the hem of Bucky’s shirt in an attempt to make it longer as I slowly take a few steps back and hide behind him.

“I’d like to get changed now.” I say shyly from behind Bucky who chuckles slightly his eyes meeting mine. “Please.”

“Yes ma’am.” He says as he nods politely to my parents and Kei before he shields me from prying eyes until we reach the front door then I race through it and up into my room leaving Bucky behind to deal with overprotective brothers. I quickly rinsed my face and body off before I move to look in the mirror. I narrow my eyes at my ears and growl as I try to get them to go away but to no avail. Why weren’t they going back to normal? Would I be stuck like this forever? Well it most likely wouldn’t be forever if the prophecy, if you wanna call it that, happened.

I feel my heart clench the more I thought about it. One of my brothers would try to kill me, try and succeed. Which one I didn’t know, but that didn’t stop the worry and anxiety from filling my body. I had just reconciled with Kei, and something deep down told me it could never be him. Marcus, no, he couldn’t be the one either. That only left… Raven. Now that I had a chance to think about it he had glared at Bucky when the two of us had returned.

Walking into my room I quickly put on some clothes, as best I can since I have a freaking uncooperative tail sticking out of my lower back, and then make my way downstairs where I hear Bucky and Raven arguing.

“How could you all just let him mate with her?!” Raven yells angrily making me stop in my footsteps.

“It wasn’t our choice, she chose him.” Marcus states blatantly making me narrow my eyes.

“Well she chose poorly.” Raven snapped.

“You don’t know this yet but when you’re near your fated partner your hormones become uncontrollable. There was nothing we could have done.” My mom says and I feel my heart clench.

“I know I have no right to say this,” Bucky starts and I can sense the pain in his voice.

“You’re damn right you don’t.”

“Raven shut it!” Kei snaps causing me to jump slightly at his harsh tone.

“If I had had it my way, as soon as I saw she was safe and okay I would have disappeared from her life completely.” I feel my heart break at his words but before I can reveal myself I hear him continue, “When I was with HYDRA I was made to do some terrible things, one of which being abducting Raven and training him like me,” Wait what? “I never thought they’d be related, I never knew until Natasha showed me Kitty’s file. I’ve known Kitty for years, she was the only thing I truly remembered every time they woke me up. I never really knew why it was like that until last night when I was talking with Baast. When she told me that I could lose her, and I mean really lose her, I panicked.”

“That doesn’t prove you deserve her, or even that you love her, it just proves you need her. Like a security blanket.”

“It might have been like that before, but now,” I hear him let out a heavy sigh before he continues, “The thought of anyone putting their hands on her, romantic or not, sends a wave of rage through me that I didn’t even know I had. All I know is that she’s mine… and I’m hers.” Bucky finishes and I feel my head start to swim at his words. It was true, after last night, it was clear what our feelings truly were. He was mine and I was his. There would be no one else.

“And you all think I’m the one who’s going to kill her?” Raven growls anger filling his voice. “Why would I kill her? She’s my sister. There’s no way I can or ever could do that.”

“Not the you right now no, but if my being brainwashed has taught me anything, all it takes is a few choice words and your capable of anything.” Bucky replies and I take a deep breath and walk into the room. As Raven spots me, he bolts upright and asks, “You heard?”

“I did,” I reply as I walk over to stand next to Bucky.

“You don’t really think that it’s me, do you?” He asks his face and voice filling with a silent plea.

“I don’t know,” I say and his face falls. “In all honesty, it can truly be any of you. Why are you all pointing fingers at him, because he was captured by Hydra like I was? He’s a victim too. We all are. Mom and dad almost died protecting us from them when we were kids. Kei has some serious guilt issues, Marcus has his own problems, and Raven, like me, was taken and tortured. All of us have pain. Do I think any of you could kill me? No. I trust you all.” I turn to Raven and meeting his eyes add just for him, “I trust you.”

“And trust might be what gets you killed.” Natasha says and even though I know she’s right I glare at her.

“That’s a risk I’m willing to take. Now if you all don’t mind, I’d like you all to leave.”

“What?” I hear Bucky say and I avoid his question.

“This is a private family matter, and I know you all are Bucky’s family that is why I want him to leave too.”

“I’m not going anywhere.” Bucky retorts as he jumps to his feet.

“Yes you are. I want you to take your family and go.” I say my eyes finding his.

“You’re part of my family. If I go so do you.”

“You don’t know how happy it makes me to hear that; but I mean it, go.”

“If I go who’s going to protect you? She told me not to leave you.”

“Who do you love, me or her?”

“What? You.”

“Then listen to me. If you love me you’ll go.”

“(Name) I don’t think him leaving is a good idea.” My father says and I look down at Bucky’s chest before I nod slightly.

“She told him to stay, she wants him to save me; but at what cost?” I ask as I look from Bucky to my father. “If he stays here to protect me, does that mean whoever is after me will kill him too, or will one of my brothers die in the process? Why do I even have to be her incarnation? If I think about this clearly, if I had been born normally, I would have grown up here with all of you. I would have been normal. I would have been safe.”

“But you never would have met Bucky.” I hear Sam say and I nod.

“Is that what you want? To never have met me?” Bucky asks his eyes turning pale and empty.

“NO! Of course not! I’m sure somehow…” I pause momentarily as I think about how my life would have been without him. “No, you’re right. If I had grown up normal we never would have met. You would still be Hydra’s puppet, and I would have never been able to help or love you.”

“So what are you trying to say?” Bucky asks making me reach out and grab his hand.

“I love you.” I say my eyes finding his. “I have loved you since the moment I first laid eyes on you. You were the only person who treated me, well, human. I know you didn’t think our lives would have been like this, hell I thought I’d die in that cell alone and broken; but you made me a promise. Do you remember what it was?” He nods and I smile. “You held me up to the window so I could see the trees and freedom. You promised me we’d see them together one day, and you kept it. You freed me Barnes. You gave me back to my parents. I love you so much, but if loving you is what kills you, I won’t do it.”

“Either way, if I stay or if I go, this will most likely only end the same way, with someone’s death. Whether it’s mine, yours, or,” He looks around at my brothers and then back to me as he continues, “Theirs, I will try my hardest to protect you and them. I won’t let what she said come true. I won’t let you die.” I smile sadly as a wave of forboding washes over me.

“I don’t think you’ll have a choice love.” I say my hand resting on his cheek.

Suddenly a loud explosion is heard outside and the house shakes. Bucky grips tightly to me as if to shield me from the force. “They followed you.” I hear my father say to Raven and my blood runs cold. I look up at Bucky with worry and fear in my eyes as it hits me, I should’ve known, we could never be free.

Will Continue in - (not titled yet)

Things that crack me up about Legolas:

  • Okay, so maybe the film guide says he was born in TA 87, but looking at clues from HOME and the Silmariilion, he’s at the very most a bit over 2000 years old at time of The Fellowship of the Ring. He’s the youngest elf that we know about in that time period. ARWEN is older than him. He’s creeped out by Fangorn being so old but he calls all mortals children because he’s a little shit.
  • Tolkien would get super pissed off when Legolas was shown in illustrations as “pretty or lady-like” and insisted that he was the biggest, roughest, toughest of the elves and the most hardcore of the Fellowship. Legolas is like the freaking Schwarzenegger of the elves, nbd.
  • Best friend is a dwarf whose father was literally imprisoned by Legolas’ father and yet he still brought him to the Undying Lands for the most awkward family reunion because screw you Thranduil. And let me remind you that a) Gimli is the only, only dwarf who got to make the trip and Legolas invited him. Other people had to get permission from like the literal Valar and Legolas was like I want to bring my mortal bff yeah he wasn’t a ringbearer but whatevs. Also b) most of the people who left in TA 3201 went on like these fleets of beautiful vessels with a master shipbuilder but Legolas was like nope, going to build one myself, never built one before but it can’t be that hard, right?
  • While Sindarin is the most common Elvish language by the time Legolas is alive, it’s considered really ugly and unrefined, but here Legolas is running around probably not even able to speak the language of his ancestors, and I imagine him super proud of what must sound like an awful accent to his people.
  • Also super explains how useless he was at Moira trying to decipher the door because he doesn’t have time to deal with those snobs.
  • All the Fellowship got useful gifts or ones with spiritual meaning but instead Galadriel was like no, Legolas, I’m going to give you this big ass bow that’s bigger than the Mirkwood ones and it’s going to be so sick yeah it’s like taller than you are BUT ITS GOING TO LOOK SO SWEET.
Not Your Average Zutara Fic Rec

So I’ve gone through a LOT of Zutara fanfiction, probably too much if I’m being honest, and finding good fics can be really hard. When looking up fic rec lists I’ve noticed that a lot of the lists are just the same select fanfictions recommended over and over (We get it, everyone and their mother loves ‘His Majesty Prefers Blue’ and ‘Stormbenders’ [I never finished HMPB, sue me]). 

So this list is for all of you who are in my shoes and can’t seem to find anything besides the same ten or fifteen stories recommended and are desperate for something new. Everything listed is complete! (If I listed the incompletes/abandoned stories I’d have a lot more chaptered stories listed… RIP ‘The Confrontational Approach’…) 

I have a lot of bookmarked stories that I have yet to read and am in the middle of (Almost caught up on @firelordandlady ‘s ‘Say Anything’!), so I’ll try to update this when I finish something I think deserves a recommendation. 

Chaptered

In the Same Candlelight by Like a Dove

In a world where there is no war, Zuko and Katara spend their summers together. Growing up is messy, embarrassing, and at times sad, but they think it might be okay because they have each other. Edited summary.

I know. I KNOW. I LITERALLY JUST SAID I WASN’T GOING TO RECOMMEND FANFICS THAT ARE ON EVERYONE’S LIST. But I NEED to mention this one. I spent so long not interested in this fic. I don’t like drastic AU’s, or modern AU’s. My taste is strictly canon divergence, so I didn’t think I would like this. I WAS SO WRONG. Trust me, if you are like me and don’t like big AU’s, read this anyway. I promise, you won’t be disappointed. Characterization is still so spot on, even with such a different take. Aang is precious. There is nothing but fluff, fluff, and fluff. It will melt you. You will probably die and your spirit will rise up smiling and beaming out rainbows and sunshine. That’s what happened to me. 

Lilacs and Lily Pads by sadladybug

A tale of clumsy courtship and calamitous court weddings, featuring awkward family encounters, floral mishaps, cultural complications, and good old fashioned fluff and conflict. Takes place in the five years following war’s end. For Zutara Week 2016. A prequel to Bones.

Clothe Me in Seasons, Dress Me in Snow is a very commonly recommended Zutara fic (And for good reason, I shed many tears reading it). But this two-shot (A companion to Bones, a smut one shot) by the same author is really underrated and beautifully written. It follows Zuko and Katara as they try to plan their wedding, as well as shows two scenes from before they got engaged that solidified the relationship to be one they knew would last. Just really well done overall and very very sweet. 

EDIT: I talked with the author and apparently it isn’t finished?? But they are apparently working on the next chapters so yay!! And each chapter is independent so it doesn’t feel unfinished.  

The Slow Path by Tazainian Devil

Eight years after the fall of Ozai, Aang returns to the friends he left behind - Taang, Zutara, Sukka

This is technically a Taang fic, and if I’m being honest I kind of just skimmed through the non-zutara chapters, but the Zutara storyline was good enough that I think it’s definitely worth the read. And the overall plot has a great premise. Be warned, it has a sequel that was never finished. 

Another Word For Alchemy by FanPanda13

Five years have passed since the Avatar defeated Fire Lord Ozai, and the members of the Gaang have all gone in their own direction. But when Aang invites them all to a Peace Summit at the North Pole and tells them of his new project, for which he will need their support, the group comes together again for adventure, fun and romance. AU. Zutara. COMPLETE.

So this fic is crazy for me. At first, it started as just really good natured fluff. The writing wasn’t anything fantastic (Although I loved how it broke the 4th wall and didn’t take itself seriously), and there were some definite OOC moments. But I had so much FUN with it. The plot (while definitely not the focus as everyone is more concerned about when Zuko and Katara will get together) was interesting, and there were some really sweet moments. It was also HILARIOUS and I had multiple moments where I genuinely laughed out loud. But then about five chapters before the end, the quality SKY ROCKETED. As the plot and mystery come together, the characters all come together in a moment that truly feels like it came from the show. Even the writing quality increases by a lot and I was genuinely shocked and impressed. Definitely recommend. 

Kyoshi Hold ‘Em by cupid-painted-blind

When a blizzard shuts down the fourth annual Peace Summit, the group has to find some way to pass the time. /Zutara, Taang, Jet/Mai, Jet/Everyone, Sukka

If you’re looking for a good crack fic, look no further. It’s post war and utter nonsense. Jet is alive for some reason??? No one questions it and he’s shipped with pretty much everyone. It’s funny, it’s decently written, there are drinking and sexy time shenanigans, and overall just lighthearted. Also, it does a great job of being a crack fic without crossing the line and becoming unfunny and just a trash fic. A lot struggle to find the balance and resort to going over the top and ridiculous, but this one does a really good job. 

Come With Me by Steamboat Ghost

Coauthored by fuzzytomato. Troubled over his newly restored honor, Zuko finds solace in the familiar guise of the Blue Spirit. In a chance meeting with the Painted Lady, a friendship is forged as the two heroes seek to help the Fire Nation’s neglected.

I’ll admit it: I’ve never gotten into Blutara fanfictions. I only read the first couple chapters of HMPB and dropped it after the tree scene. I don’t know, it felt really OOC for me and I may go back and read it again just because EVERYONE raves about it, but IDK. I’ve never been a huge Blutara fan because while I love the concept, I’d much rather see the Painted Lady and the Blue Spirit come together as equals. Most fics present Zuko behind his mask to Katara, and it feels imbalanced. There aren’t a lot of stories where we see their alter persona’s come together even though that’s the entire point of the parallel between the two. Insert this fic. I only wish there was a sequel dealing with Zuko in the Gaang after these events. Hey, a girl can dream. 

A Zutara Story Anastasia by LastSunset

Katara, the only suviving waterbender of the Southern Water Tribe, joins two con men, Zuko and Iroh, while a fearful admiral chases for her death. A Zutara Story. Based on the movie Anastasia.

So this isn’t so much a retelling of Anastasia but with Katara and Zuko as it is a fanfic version of the movie but with the characters names and world changed. It takes a lot of lines from the movie. But WHO CARES? It’s Anastasia and Zutara!!! What more do you need??? 

Oneshot

this burden you bear by cowlicklesschick

Word travels, and war stories will be told round campfires and on freighter ships until every person in the world knows what Master Katara did for the new Fire Lord. She fights the burning in her throat at the thought of people knowing why she had to heal him in the first place. Post-war Zutara.

This is an angst-with-a-happy-ending, which I say is the absolute BEST type of angst. Katara deals with the guilt of what Zuko did for her as the Fire Nation celebrates what she did to save his life during the Agni Kai. The two come together beautifully while struggling to see the feelings they both share. Really well written and like I said, it has a happy ending, which we all need. 

The Best of Me by Laririn-Shadow

The night before his eighteenth birthday Zuko wraps a bandage around his left wrist. He has a country to run and no time for frivolous things. It will make everything easier if he waits. Zutara Soulmates AU

Soulmate AU’s usually aren’t my thing (With the glaring exception of one Until Dawn Soulmate AU, but that’s besides the point), but I really enjoyed this oneshot. It isn’t sweeping or insanely romantic and the reveal isn’t “OMG I’VE LOVED YOU THIS WHOLE TIME” But it’s a subtle love that grows, which I really like. 

snuggling dysfunctional cats by emletish

Toph thinks Katara and Zuko were a ridiculously, incredibly, stupidly adorable couple. There is only one problem, they were not actually going out. This confuses Toph. could stand alone or be read as a companion peice to my stalking series

Fun fact: Before this oneshot, I had only ever read one fanfiction over 200k words, and had no desire to read another one again. And then I read this. This one shot was so fantastic that it was the reason I ended up reading the ‘Not Stalking Zuko’ trilogy (Also by emletish), which totals almost 900k words because this companion piece had me so sold. Yeah, it’s THAT good. 

my salvation, he’s not anything by sarsaparillia

Let’s run away and start another war. — Zuko/Katara.

¯\_(ツ)_/¯ What can I say? I love the ‘Let’s run away together, consequences be damned’ trope. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

The Time is Ripe by Casa Circe

ZUTARA WEEK 2012 Day Seven: Seasons. There are many stages that a heart goes through before it can finally be ready for the love it was meant to have. The road is often a rocky one but eventually, it leads you home.

A oneshot for the Zutara Week 2012 prompt ‘Seasons’. Not too much to say about it. Short, sweet, and well written. What more do you need? 

Serendipity by Boriqua-chan

Iroh goes hunting for tea leaves and finds something…interesting. /Zutara week, day 1/

Secret relationships! Fluff! Happiness! And all from Uncle Iroh’s perspective!! Everything I love in one great oneshot! 

Too Close for Comfort also by Casa Circe

ZUTARA WEEK 2010 Day Three: Pain. After watching “The Ember Island Players”, no one is in the mood for teasing. But a little slip of the tongue leads to the painful realization that the play was more accurate than they were willing to admit.

There are two Zutara plots/tropes that I am a complete and utter SLUT for. The first is the ‘Let’s talk about that EIP show’ trope. This is one of my favorites. 

The Color of Truth is Red by Mrs. Pettyfer

Written for Zutara Week prompt “awkward.” Zuko and Katara discuss the Ember Island Players.

Another post EIP oneshot

Enlightenment by Blade Quill

Choices are made on the day of Zuko’s coronation, and sometimes, enlightenment is just the simple truth at hand. Zutara. AU of the final moments of the Book 3 Finale

The OTHER plot/trope I’m a slut for is finale rewrites. LET ME SEE THEM COME TOGETHER AFTER HE TAKES LIGHTNING FOR HER. Ugh, I love it. 

Framework by profoundlycan

What if in “Sozin’s Comet” Katara had come into the room instead of Mai? Zuko/Katara. Prequel to Schema.

 Another finale rewrite! Let’s just get Mai out of the picture here… 

Lightning Shocks the Heart by drunkzutarafeels

Why do our hearts remain dormant until a climactic moment makes time stand still?

And here’s yet another finale rewrite. There is a really popular Zutara gifset that someone animated of the Agni Kai ‘Thank you’ scene, but Katara kisses Zuko after she hugs him. This is the fanfiction equivalent of that gif set. 

Sunrise by lewilder

The days go on and on, and even if she feels more comfort from the moon, Katara learns to cherish the promise of each new sunrise. Zutara AU, largely finale-centric. Oneshot.

LAST FINALE AU I PROMISE. Really sweet, starts right after The Southern Raiders and goes past canon. 

all the ghosts we cannot kill (we learn to love) by raisindeatre

Zuko and Katara; the moments we didn’t see. Or: Maybe we are all somebody’s ghost. And maybe sometimes we can be more than that.

“…My quarrel has only ever been with you, Zuko,” she says, his name sharp on her tongue. “This has only ever been about me and you.”

“You’re wrong,” he rasps, his voice rough in the late afternoon sunlight that falls around them, tangles them in golden nets. “This has only ever been about me and the Avatar. Not you and me. What we hold between us has nothing to do with it.”

This is a really beautiful one-shot that follows a battered, war torn and hardened Zuko and Katara through the scenes we DIDN’T see throughout the entire show. A Zutara must-read.

Drabble Collection/Series

And Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Advocaat

A collection of humorous and crack-tastic oneshots corresponding to the days of Zutara Month

Really great Zutara Month themed drabbles, and it contains the only body swapping plot that I’ve read and really enjoyed. Also the chapters ‘Potential’ and ‘Festival’ are some of my all time favorites. 

Zuko Was No Coward by hootowl

Zuko was many things, but a coward he was not. A collection of Zutara100 prompts. Title may change.

Definitely some heartbreakers and angsty drabbles in here, but all well written and thoroughly enjoyable. If you read ANYTHING from this list, read chapter two of this drabble collection. I MELTED when I read it. It’s perfection. Aunt Wu’s prediction has always been a plotline I’ve loved in Zutara fanfiction, and this one just does it PERFECTLY. 

Zutara Week 2012 by ichilover3

A collection of oneshots inspired by the prompts for Zutara Week

Not much more to say. The first, third, and fourth prompts are my favorite from this series. 

Zutara Week 2015 by bianca_anna

It started at a tea shop and ended with forever. My entries for Zutara Week 2015. I hope you enjoy them.

Oh my GOODNESS. So they’re Zutara Week prompts, but all set in the same universe. The Zutara!Family depicted in these drabbles has become my headcanon. I’ve seen many a Zutara family, but this one is by far my FAVORITE. This is now my official family for them. I want the very last chapter fully animated because it’s so good and epic and I want more of this families adventures. 

the soulmate au- part 1

hey! it’s your favourite constantly on-hiatus mod trash!!! and here i am with the most garbage au yet. there’ll be a second part (hopefully), so heads up. love you all and stay safe!

  • amelie’s first words to her are ‘va te faire foutre.’
  • or, for an english translation, fuck you. a true french romance.
  • the line-skipping girl looks at her, shocked. amelie sneers.
  • ‘quoi? you understand this, but you do not understand basic courtesy?’
  • a slow smile creeps over the girl’s face. amelie scowls at her, teeth bared.
  • ‘on the contrary.’
  • oh, fuck.
  • amelie stares at her in disbelief. ‘you have got to be kidding me.’
  • ‘hi, soulmate.’
  • ‘impossible.’ amelie growls. ‘let me see your arm.’
  • the girl shrugs, rolls up her sleeve. written in elegant, swooping handwriting are those very words. amelie hisses in disgust.
  • ‘a brit. what will papa think?’
  • ‘whoa there! i’d like to think we’re not so bad. ‘sides, you’re one to talk about courtesy when you’ve made me live with this on me chalk.’
  • amelie squints, uncomprehending. ‘quoi?’
  • ‘chalk farm. y’know, arm.’
  • ‘you are a child.’ amelie has a sudden thought. ‘quelle âge a tu? you look twelve.’
  • ‘twenty-six. ignoring the jab.’
  • ‘merde.’
  • ‘what? how old are you?’
  • ‘thirty-three.’
  • ‘christ, you’re a fucking dinosaur.’
  • amelie sighs at her. she’s panicking inwardly- this can’t be happening. not now, after gérard. ‘tu me gonfles.’
  • ‘rude. so tell me, soulmate-’
  • ‘no. listen to me.’
  • she closes her mouth and looks at her.
  • ‘we-’ amelie gestures- ‘might be soulmates, but it means nothing. nothing. don’t speak to me again.’
  • and then amelie gets in a car and drives off, tires screeching.
  • ‘well, this has been a complete shitfuck,’ the girl says cheerfully, and then walks off.
  • unfortunately, gabriel reyes can read his sister all too well. when she steps out of the car, looking pale and drawn, he sweeps her over to the side of the mansion and squints at her suspiciously.
  • ‘quoi?’
  • ‘you look weird.’
  • ‘so do you. i’m just too polite to say something about it.’
  • ‘on the contrary,’ he says with a grin, but it falters when she flinches. and then it returns full force.
  • ‘oh my god.’
  • ‘no, gabriel.’
  • ‘don’t full-name me. oh my god. you met them.’
  • ‘i’m afraid i have no idea what you’re talking about.’
  • ‘your soulmate, dummy.’
  • dummy?’
  • ‘stop changing the subject. who is it?’
  • amelie sighs, sits on a bench. ‘a brit.’
  • ‘ooh.’
  • ‘no. i told her to never speak to me again.’
  • ‘harsh.’
  • ‘necessary.’ she looks tired.
  • ‘okay.’
  • she blinks at him in surprise. ‘you’re not going to push it?’
  • ‘nah,’ he says. ‘you’ll talk to me if you’re ready.’
  • she smiles, pulls him into an affectionate half-hug. ‘merci.’
  • ‘sure.’
  • soulmates have always been a sore topic, ever since the lacroix family adopted sombra, a skittish kid with a burn scar over her tattoo, too precise to be anything but deliberate. ‘it’s hypothesised that it was an introductory sentence,’ the social worker at the orphanage had said. ‘most of these cases involve- well, let’s just say it was likely a girl’s name.’
  • not to mention the time when amelie’s fiancé gérard had found his soulmate on the night he proposed, and had broken off the engagement two weeks before the wedding with a half-hearted apology.
  • fuck him, anyways.
  • she goes inside and sips cafe au lait and tries not to think about it.
  • and this goes on for two weeks, until finally sombra confronts her in the kitchen.
  • ‘listen, hermana. i don’t know who this girl is, who said what’s written on your arm. but you know what? you should maybe stop being such a baby about it and go and find her.’
  • amelie looks at her flatly. ‘i don’t want a soulmate.’
  • ‘fine! that’s fine! but obviously it’s been fucking you up lately. i know the gérard thing was a clusterfuck, but you should consider it. and it’s your choice. but i’ve grown up not even knowing- hell, anyone could be my soulmate- and i’ve wished sometimes that i could at least know. and if it doesn’t work out, who gives a damn? you’re fine as hell, sis. catch someone else.’
  • amelie just blinks at her, and then sighs. ‘okay.’
  • ‘what?’
  • ‘i’ll give it a try.’
  • ‘hell yeah!’ gabe pops out from behind the counter
  • gabriel reyes-’
  • and so amelie tracks her down.
  • ‘lena oxton,’ gabe reads from over sombra’s shoulder. ‘and her picture- ooh, she’s cute.’
  • amelie examines her nails and fakes disinterest. ‘is she? i didn’t notice.’
  • ‘she runs an international crime syndicate.’ sombra says.
  • what?’
  • ‘joking, joking. just making sure you were paying attention.’
  • amelie shoots her the middle finger.
  • ‘and she’s in paris right now, probably. here’s her- oh my god! it has her number!’
  • ‘it’s 2 am,’ amelie warns.
  • ‘don’t be such a coward. i’m going to-’
  • no-’
  • and then the phone beeps. gabe holds it above his head, grinning, as amelie swipes for it. 
  • she picks up on the third ring, voice sleep-scratchy through the phone.
  • ‘lo?’
  • ‘bonjour.’
  • a pause. ‘please tell me this isn’t who i think it is.’
  • ‘yes. it’s me.’
  • you’re so dramatic, sombra mouths. amelie ignores her.
  • ‘um. okay?’
  • ‘i’d like to talk to you.’
  • the rustle of blankets. ‘sure. what’s up?’
  • ‘you’re my soulmate,’ amelie says bluntly. ‘and i’d like to consider pursuing an… affiliation.’
  • gabe rolls his eyes.
  • ‘hell does that mean?’
  • ‘she means,’ sombra says abruptly, and amelie sends her a panicked glare, ‘that you’re cute and she wants to hit that.’
  • ‘um…?’
  • ‘my apologies. my sister.’
  • ‘okay. this is going to sound weird- what’s your name?’
  • ‘amelie. amelie lacroix.’
  • ‘like…’ and amelie waits for her to say ‘giant corporation,’ or ‘corrupt political family, but instead: ‘the soda?’
  • quoi?’
  • sombra cackles. ‘the soda! jesus, amiga!’
  • ‘no,’ amelie says mournfully, ‘like the prime minister.’
  • ‘ah. shit.’
  • ‘pardon?’
  • ‘that explains why you’re so pretty.’
  • gabe swoons. amelie flips him off.
  • there’s the click of typing. ‘ooh. an affair in the family? corruption, scandals left and right- well, i guess that explains my words.’
  • sombra grins at that. ‘speaking of, what are those?’
  • ‘oh? these? fuck you.’
  • sombra recoils. ‘excuse me?’
  • ‘no, those are mine. except in french.’
  • ‘hold up,’ gabe pipes up. ‘your first words to your soulmate were ‘fuck you’?’
  • amelie has a headache. ‘yes or no.’
  • ‘what?’
  • ‘to the… affiliation.’
  • ‘god, you’re so awkward,’ sombra says.
  • ‘oh, that? sure.’
  • ‘ah.’
  • an awkward silence.
  • ‘well, i’ll see you. tomorrow, 9 am, near that one crêpe shop near the eiffel?’
  • ‘oui.’
  • ‘got it. cheers, love.’
  • amelie blushes fiercely. sombra lets out an ‘ooh’.
  • ‘it’s a date,’ amelie says finally, and there’s a quiet laugh.
  • ‘it’s a date.’

anonymous asked:

HC where the Russian team plans a surprise birthday party for Yakov and Yuuri has to distract him for the afternoon

Being a music major is bad, because you have to deal with all the awkward acquaintances and distance family members going “oh sweetie what are you going to do with that?” In a horrible condescending way.

But being a music education major is worse because they ask the same question and apparently they’re too stupid to put together “music” and “education.”

What Is The Shape Of Your Monster? – Get Out and Thought-out Horror

Get out.

No, I’m dead serious. If you haven’t already seen Jordan Peele’s Get Out yet, I need you to do me a massive favor. I need you to bookmark this page, close this page, and absolutely do not read this page— or any other essay or article on Get Out— until you’ve finished watching it.

I’m not just saying this because this essay will contain major spoilers for a movie that is best enjoyed going in knowing as little as possible— I mean, yes, it will— but most of all I just want as many people to see this movie as possible. It is by far the most socially relevant American movie to come out this year, at time of writing, if not one of the most socially relevant pieces of American art of the past decade.

It’s also just a very good movie.

(SPOILERS START NOW)

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