the kingdom made

“…Actually, Deran’s dad was a selfish prick. And short too. He left Smurf two weeks before you were born. I had to deliver your ugly ass myself in a gas-station bathroom. Slid right out on the floor.”

Modern!Baelish Animal Kingdom Crossover AU: Okay, so initially I had this idea just from Smurf’s “Everything” quote, then I remembered Pope’s quote and ran with it all…

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Make Believe

I want to be in my own fairytale

reigning as an elegant princess, swathed in the softest silk,

with eyelashes as long as a feline’s whiskers.

Ruling over an exquisite kingdom

made of crystals and pink diamonds.


I want to be among the fairies

sipping sweet nectar from honeysuckles.

Laying atop a plushy mushroom head

and making it my bed.

Sprouting thin, crystalline wings

to fly among my sisters in the fairy kingdom.


I want to be within the sea

swimming with the dolphins and manatees next to me.

Appearing as the most dazzling mermaid,

my powerful pastel fins beating against the sparkling waves.

Sucking in the salty sea water to breathe.


My life is far from magical,

no crowns, pixie dust, or majestic coral reefs.

I wish I could escape to a land of fantasy,

where all of my worries would float away like flowers on the wind.

But for now, all I can do is sit here,

spinning magic with my pen.

2

He needed to tell her…what? That she was lovely and brave and better than anything he deserved. That he was twisted, crooked, wrong, but not so broken that he couldn’t pull himself together into some semblance of a man for her. That without meaning to, he’d begun to lean on her, to look for her, to need her near. He needed to thank her for his new hat.

4

I visited Maui for a week and I was inspired by how beautiful the beaches, the clouds, and the sunsets are. It reminded me of Destiny Islands, so I made Kingdom Hearts cut out art and took photos <3 I made these by drawing in my sketchbook, cutting them out, and waiting for the wind to be friendly enough for me to take a proper photo with my phone. I got hella sunburnt, but it was worth to get these shots <3

2

Kaz leaned back. “What’s the easiest way to steal a man’s wallet?”
“Knife to the throat?” asked Inej.
“Gun to the back?” said Jesper.
“Poison in his cup?” suggested Nina.
“You’re all horrible,” said Matthias.