the darkest minds

anonymous asked:

Could you please make a rubiam high school au featuring Cole? <3333

thank you for this request oh my god i love thinking about this

•Cole and ruby were really good friends when they were younger but once cole graduated they drifted apart

•which basically means he makes both their lives hell with the way he makes fun of them

•he still uses her dumb nickname from middle school (gem)

•whenever they hang out at liam’s house he doesn’t let them LIVE oh my god the amount of “no funny business you two ;)” and “is it safe to come in?“s they get is RIDICULOUS

•one time he walks into liam’s room as he’s sneaking back in in the morning and uses that to its full blackmail potential

•Cole :"where were you?”
Liam:*blushing and trying to play it off* “me? nowhere n-i- I wasn’t anywhere.”
Cole: *raises eyebrows*
Liam: *avoiding eye contact and mumbling* Iwasatrubyshouse
cole, with the biggest shit eating grin on the face of the planet: the trash isn’t going to take itself out this week, maybe you should take it on your way to ruby’s

•cole acts like ruby’s brother in law from day one tbh he helps her out when liam’s being dumb and they’re bffs without liam even being there

•calls her “sis” and liam gets SO embarrassed like yeah he wants his relationship with ruby to go that far but he doesn’t want to freak her out cole shut up oh my god

•sometimes he has to give liam his jacket because liam gave his to ruby to be chivalrous even though he knows he can’t deal with the cold

•"I’m so glad they’re getting married, I had to put up with so much stupid shit that liam did for ruby that at least now my stress feels like some kind of investment instead of a bunch of dumb stuff i helped my brother do for high school crush” -Cole at the rubiam wedding

•the one time cole doesn’t knock and make a big deal out of “is it safe to come in?” he walks in on them and liam considers it the worst day of his life on so many levels

•when liam goes to college it kind of sucks because ruby and cole don’t get to hang out as much

•when they’re on the couch cuddling/ being affectionate in general cole throws condoms at them

•his mom makes him stop because one time he did it with claire in the room without thinking

Me and My Favorite Characters:
  • favorite female characters:slay slay slay you go girl kill them all *fist pump*
  • favorite male characters:omg precious baby let me hold you and protect you and love you
Short but accurate summaries of popular books/series
  • Red Rising:*George RR Martin approved*
  • Lux:Main love interest is the child of Jace Herondale and Number Four.
  • Raven Cycle:Fun with Dick and Jane. Except instead of fun there's dead people.
  • Ruby Red:Homework is a more appealing option than time travel.
  • Endgame:The 39 Clues, rated R. Also everything you know is wrong.
  • Shadowhunter Chronicles:Racist and oppressive society keeps blatantly ignoring that its racism and oppression is why the oppressed keep trying to kill them.
  • School For Good and Evil:Two girls are the first in +200 years to call BS on heavy prejudices that have made their school an incredibly toxic environment.
  • Vicious:If you relate/agree with either main character, PLEASE seek professional help.
  • The Young Elites:Kindly check your moral compass and whatever sense of morality you may have left at the door, thank you and try not to die.
  • Throne of Glass:Protagonist will love you if you give her a gorgeous dress, a puppy, chocolate cake, or an assortment of deadly weapons (and preferably a reason to use them).
  • Coldest Girl In Coldtown:Vampires go viral. This is basically a quote.
  • Steelheart:Nice try, Brandon Sanderson, I still want superpowers.
  • Gates of Thread and Stone:"ALL RIGHT, WHO STARTED THE APOCALYPSE?" *magic and science point at each other accusingly*
  • Red Queen:Superpowers+racism=a whole lot of dead people.
  • The Darkest Minds:Good news, you survived a deadly plague. Bad news, the government officials who now dictate your life REALLY wish you hadn't.
  • Penryn and the End of Days:Angels and Humans differ in every conceivable aspect...except sarcasm. That's universal.

When he spoke, his voice was sweet, but his expression was anything but. There was mischief in his eyes, but he looked hungry. There was a jolt low in my stomach as I realized it was because of me. “Now, darlin’, I just had myself a little thought.”

“Did you?” I murmured, distracted by the way he reached up to run his thumb over my bottom lip.

“I did indeed. It being that you are seventeen and I’m eighteen, and we have every damn right to make out like teenagers. Like normal, happy, crazy kids.”


After years of being asked by readers for a bind-up of these Darkest Minds novellas/side stories (“road stories,” as I call them), I’m so pleased that Through the Dark is finally here! As I say in the book’s introduction, the title perfectly encapsulates the message of these novellas–and, actually, the series as a whole: no matter how terrifying or dangerous the world may seem, there is still a place for hope in it, and the way through it is by protecting and loving one another. Happy reading! Let me know what you think of the new novella (featuring some old, familiar faces), Beyond the Night!

We are stronger for what’s happened to us. I am stronger, even if I couldn’t see it at first. We have been given the gift of understanding that we can come through struggle and pain. We have built new families in place of the ones that cast us out. We have learned that life is one journey, and the purpose is not to reach some treasure at the end of it, but to find the courage to decide which paths to take, who to travel with, and to let things fall into place as they should and will.