the one with the yeti

The other night husband and I were watching a documentary about the yeti where they were doing DNA analysis of samples of supposed yeti fur, and every one of them came back as bears.

Anyway, the next night we watched a thing about some pig man who is supposed to live in Vermont. People said it had claws and a pig nose but walked upright like a man. Now, I happen to know that sideshows used to shave bears and present them as pig men. So every piece of evidence they gave of this monster sounds to me like a bear with mange.

So now the running joke in our house is that everything is bears. Aliens? Bears. Loch Ness monster? Bear. Every cryptozoological mystery is just a very crafty bear.

Bears. They’re everywhere. Be wary. Anyone or anything could be a bear.

J-Birthday List

I don’t know how much I actually edited it allready xD

01.01 -Ice (Ex. Xodiack / Ex. Black Gene For The Next Scene/ solo-musician)
05.01 -Miku (An Cafe)
08.01 - Daisuke (Ex. Roach/ Jupiter)
19.01 -Keiji (Mix Speaker’s,inc.)
20.01 -Aoi (The GazettE)
20.01 -Rui (Ex. SCREW/ now Solo-musician)
29.01 -Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
01.02 -Ruki (The GazettE)
07.02 -Miki (Mix Speaker’s,inc.)
09.02 Takuya (An Cafe)
16.02 -Reon (Ex. RoNo☆Cro)
17.02 -Hizaki (Versailles/ Jupiter)
18.02 -Yuki (Ex. Jupiter/ Versailles)
18.02 -Ren (Danger Gang)
26.02 -Sorao (Ex.THE KIDDIE)
07.03 -Miko (Exist Trace)
20.03 -Omi (Exist Trace)
20.03 -Shinpei (SuG)
25.03 -Ryohei (Megamasso)
02.04 -Chisa (Ex. Nexx/Ex. DIV/ Chisa&Shogo)
09.04 -Yusa ( Ex. THE KIDDIE/ Guts and Death)
10.04  -Teru (Versailles/ Jupiter)
10.04 -Jyou (Exist Trace)
17.04 -Taka (ONE OK ROCK)
23.04 -Tsubame (BugLug)
25.04 -Masashi (Ex. Jupiter/ Verasailles)
25.04 -San (Ex. Nega/ Ex. Black Gene For The Next Scene/ Lack-co)
04.05 -Hiroto (Alice nine)
07.05 -Issei (BugLug)
11.05 -Takeru (SuG)
13.05 -Waka (Danger Gang)
26.05 -Masato (SuG)
27.05 -Reita (The GazettE)
09.06 -Uruha (The GazettE)
23.06 -Manabu (Ex. SCREW)
11.06 -Rame (Ex. Vidoll/ Ex. Black Gene For The Next Scene)
24.06 -Saga (Alice nine)
27.06 -Tomoya (ONE OK ROCK)
30.06 -Jui (Ex. Vidoll/ Gotcharocka)
03.07 -Yukihisa (Ex. Yeti)
04.07 -Gackt
05.07 -Shou (Alice nine/ DIAWOLF)
05.07 -Kanon (An Cafe)
18.07 -Setsuki  (Ex. RoNo☆Cro)
19.07 -Kamijo (Versailles/ solo-musician)
22.07 -Jin ( Ex. SCREW)
28.07 -S (Mix Speakers,inc.)
30.07 -Maya (LM.C)
31.07 -Nao (Alice nine)
04.08 -Jun (Ex. THE KIDDIE)
05.08 -Kazuki (Ex. SCREW)
08.08 -Takumi (Ex. v[NEU])
11.08 -Toya (Ex. Charlotte/ Gotcharocka)
17.08 -Sala  (Ex. Black Gene For The Next Scene)
29.08 -Yuki (An Cafe)
01.09 -Zin (Jupiter/ solo-musician)
04.09 -Ryota (ONE OK ROCK)
05.09 -Shogo (Ex. xTRIPx/ Ex. DIV/ Chisa&Shogo)
14. 09 -Miyavi
17.09 -Tora (Alice nine/ DIAWOLF)
19. 09 -Takanori Nishikawa (T.M.Revolution)
20.09 -Namie Amuro
24.09 -Ban (Ex. Loud Grape/ Lolita23q)
24.09 -Ryuuji (Ex. Zoro)
02.10 -Ayumi Hamasaki
05.10 Naoto (Exist Trace)
09.10 -Satoshi (Ex. DIV)
15.10 -Bikkey (Yeti)
17.10 -Kazuki (BugLug)
19.10 -Toki (Ex. Black Gene For The Next Scene)
21.10 -Yuji (SuG)
25.10 -Yui Itsuki (Yousei Teikoku)
26.10 - Mello (Ex. RoNo☆Cro)
28.10 -Kai (The GazettE)
09.11 -Minami (Ex. Vurny/ Ex. RoNo☆Cro)
11.11 -Mitsu (Ex. v[NEU]/ solo-musician)
13.11 -Koda Kumi
13.11 -Satoshi (Ex. Aicle/ Yeti)
17.11 -Jun (Ex. Phantasmagoria/ Ex. Spiv States/ Gotcharocka)
17.11 - Aiji (LM.C)
26.11 -Kayuu (Ex. v[NEU])
27.11 -Mally (Exist Trace)
04.12 -Chobi (Ex. xTRIPx/ Ex. DIV)
07.12 -Toru (ONE OK ROCK)
08.12 -Teruki (An Cafe)
10.12 -Hiko (Danger Gang)
21.12 -Yuudai (Ex. THE KIDDIE/ Guts and Death)
26.12 -Shingo (Ex. Gotcharocka)
27.12 -Chiyu (SuG)

sebastian and abigail going on cryptid hunting adventures. to date they have collected;

  • one clump of mothman feathers found near marnie’s chicken coop
  • three yeti tears
  • the tooth of a werewolf that abigail pried out from underneath a train track
  • a patch of bigfoot hair that looks suspiciously like cow hair
  • the scales of a mermaid personally given to sebastian by elliot. he swears up and down its from his secret mermaid lover that only comes to the shore to visit him. 
  • a witch’s broomstick found in the attic of the Community Center. Abigail tried to ride it once and she says that she got five feet in the air before it gave out.

CONTEXT: We’re fighting two yetis in an underground cave of sorts. Yes, two yetis. Everyone is about of Level 13, and two of us are down making saving throws.

Walrock: Okay, we’re screwed,

Sorcerer [Me]: (looking over spell sheet) ) You auto-fail saving rolls when you’re stunned, right?

Cleric: Depends on the throw, I think.

Me: Oh, okay. I fast Power Word Stun with metamagic to make it take a single bonus action, and then I polmorph them into turnips.

DM: (rolls) There are now two yeti turnips.

Cleric: Okay, I squish one.

Warlock: Oh, cool, I eat one.

(Some time later…)

DM: [Warlock], you suddenly feel nauseous and very, very full.

Me: Wait, did-

DM: She now has a belly fulla yeti.

Ch5 - Garazu no Hanazono

[Ch1 - Start:DASH!] [Ch2 - Afterschool Navigators] [Ch3 - Diamond Princess no Yuutsu] [Ch4 - Yume no Tobira] [Ch5 - Korekara no Someday] [Ch6 - Loneliest Baby] [Intrld1 - Hane was Shitte Shimatta no?] [Ch5 - Garazu no Hanazono]

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Summary: The hustle and bustle of daily life can be very overwhelming. Having so many responsibilities, Ellis does his best to keep himself from getting run down. It is a difficult feat sometimes. But perhaps a moment with his inspiration, even though it’s not the best of times and certainly not the most exquisite of places, can invigorate him. And her.

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soncimonci  asked:

Hi, I just can't stay away from this awesome blog <3 Could you please update the abominable snowman Stiles tag?

thanks man!

Halflings by AsagiStilinski (1/1 | 2,687 | G)

Derek hated Christmas Eve

He hated Christmas too, to an extent, but he especially hated Christmas Eve

Wich, he knew, was incredibly ironic, considering he was one of Santa’s elves

Yetis Adore Ice by LadyDrace (1/1 | 328 | G)

Ice King Derek is finally bringing his intended home to meet the family, AKA Laura.

Mistletoe and Reindeer Lichen by bioloyg (1/1 | 10,445 | PG13)

Back in the present, Derek bends down and picks up the broken phone, trying not to panic when he can’t catch a scent on the thing. He slides the shattered and useless husk of technology into his pocket for later and keeps going despite the burning itch at the base of his spine telling him to shift, to run, to find Stiles. The flipped coffee table and disjointed Christmas tree are enough to focus him. He can smell Stiles’ determination here as if it were something tangible. It’s strong, which is a relief. It means Stiles was alive when they dragged him out.

He hopes it stayed that way after the fact.

Ice, Ice Baby by thegirlgrey (2/5 | 6,512 | PG13)

“There’s no way I can convince you that you ate some bad rabbit, and you’re having some wicked crazy indigestion is there?”

Derek’s eyes are flitting between the snow and Stiles, more specifically the small area where the snow isn’t falling on Stiles but being drifted away like he’s covered in some sort of force field.

“Not a chance in hell.”

Or the one where Stiles was telling Matt the truth, sort of.

  • Lucio: I learned a lot this winter.
  • D.Va: Like?
  • Lucio: Tracers hella gay, Torbjörn has a wife and nine kids, Winston is apparently a yeti in disguise, and I'm fairly certain that Mei killed one of Winston's yeti brethren.
  • D.Va: Wow, that is a lot. Which one was the most surprising?
  • Lucio: Torbjörn having a wife and kids.
  • D.Va: Really? Not Tracer being gay?
  • Lucio: Look at that tiny, angry man and tell me he could be in a happy marriage with nine children!

anonymous asked:

Hii, how are you?~ I would like some headcanons about how the MCL and Eldarya boys wake up next to Candy/Gardienne please uwu

Hello sweetheart ^^
I’m fine, and you? :D
I hope you really like these headcanons and have a really nice dayyy!!

Here we gooo!!!



MCL:

Nathaniel:

  • It was the first time you two slept together after dating for a long time
  • You fell asleep on his chest last night and his arms were wrapped around you
  • He woke up really early with his cat, white trying to get to his bed
  • So with the hand that wasn’t holding you, he picked white
  • He then looked at you
  • You were sleeping peacefully and looked like a doll
  • Your beauty was something from another world
  • He couldn’t help but smile
  • He couldn’t believe he was laying next to the love of his life
  • And believe me, he loves you more than anyone in the world
  • He kisses your forehead several times thinking about everything you both went through together
  • And he is so happy to have you
  • He wishes that moment never ends
  • He maybe wants to kiss you or bring you closer but he’s afraid of waking you up
  • So he just plays with your hair while admiring you
  • And calling himself the “luckiest man alive” and thinks of how much he wants you both to be together untill the very end


Castiel:

  • Well, I believe this was after your first hot night (i’m sorry)
  • You both fell a sleep in each other’s arms
  • But Castiel woke in the middle of the night for no reason
  • You were really close to him and he can’t help but giggle
  • You look so cute while you are sleeping
  • It made him think of how much he loved you
  • You were a special girl he loved a damn lot
  • And he would do anything with you and for you
  • He wishes he could tell you all the words he has in his head but he just gets too embarassed
  • So he tries to show it through actions and wonders if you know how much he loves you
  • Probably mutters something cheesy
  • Or maybe “I love you”
  • And blushes a lot even though you aren’t even hearing
  • He trusts you a fucking lot and hopes you two can last
  • And when he thinks it
  • HE ACTUALLY WANTS IT
  • To him you’re the best gift the world could give him, and he’s really happy to have you
  • Will kiss your lips while you’re a sleep.


Lysander:

  • You stayed over the night because it was raining and you couldn’t go home
  • You both fell asleep cuddling in the sofa because the lights went off 
  • He wakes up when the electricity comes back
  • The first thing he does is to check up on you
  • You had a blanket aand it was covering your face
  • He slowly takes it from your face so he can see how gorgeous you are
  • You are his dream for sure and he couldn’t wish for more
  • He admires you with a smile in his face while brushing off some hairs from your face
  • His plan was actually to lay you in his bed
  • But you seemed really confortable
  • And he was too confortable with you there
  • Also, he was too busy admiring you
  • Man, let’s be serious he probably thought of some song to write of how much he loves you
  • I mean it’s obvious that he loves you so much
  • And he let’s you know in every way
  • He would never mistreat you
  • He thinks you’re his world
  • He eventually starts cuddling with you again
  • Thanking gods for giving him the woman he’ll spend his whole life for sure


Armin:

  • It was a really hot summer night and you both fell alsleep on his room by accident
  • Like, Armin was like a star and you were there sleeping like a baby on the last 6 cm of the bed with no problem
  • He woke up at 12PM because he was hungry as hell and it was really hot in the room
  • He then saw what he was doing to you and then pulled you slowly closer to him
  • You were unbothered but “oops?”
  • He always tries to don’t move a lot in bed but he ends up doing it everytime
  • And he’s worried about you, like did he hurt you
  • As the other boys, he would find you the most gorgeous girl in the world
  • You were his princess and he loved you more than he loves himself tbh
  • This man would take like one hour of his day to admire you!
  • But since you were asleep he could take two hehehe…
  • He can’t hold himself back so he hugs you, kisses your cheeks, nose, neck, forehead, lips… EVERYTHING! but really carefully 
  • He thinks you look absolutely stunning any time of the day and any time of the year
  • But when you’re a sleep you have a small smile on your face, especially when he holds you
  • That makes him think if you’re thinking of him or something
  • He then starts to waking you up sweetly so you could make out with him
  • And probably asks you to marry you just for the laughs
  • But on the inside he’s pretty serious 
  • He just loves his princess and can’t hide it right?


Kentin:

  • You and him were sleeping like a spoons (is that what you call it?), you were the little one.
  • First things first, he looooves sleeping with you like that
  • So he’s like the happiest little puppy in the world
  • And you absolutely love it!
  • Just like to Armin, you’re his princess and he loves you so damn much
  • Like he really does
  • But then, when he wakes up you were already awake
  • He loved to wake up next to you because you looked stunning
  • Even though your hair was a mess and you probably did have drool on your chin
  • HE DOESN’T CARE
  • He kisses you while smiling
  • Happiest man tbh
  • In his mind he’s wondering how many kids should you two have
  • What about 60?
  • Sounds great.
  • But seriously, he couldn’t wish for more than all those cute things you did in the morning together
  • Like tickles, kisses, make out sessions, flirt
  • Idk man, he loves you
  • And he’ll make you the happiest girl on earth 




ELDARYA:

Ezarel:

  • I believe that Ezarel can either have a lightly sleep or be a soundly sleeper, it really depends
  • So this night he was really tired and fell asleep in your arms
  • Which is a bit rare even if you date because he prefers to you to be on his arms
  •  You woke up first
  • Also rare
  • And you were stroking his hair carefully so he wouldn’t wake up
  • After a long while, he does wake up and the first thing he does is looking at you
  • “Good Morning Gorgeous” he says
  • He looks at you like you were his world and gets close to you
  • He really loves you and trusts you
  • Even if he doesn’t say it that often, but he woke up in a really good mood so of course he’ll tell you
  • “Did I ever told you how much I love you?” his voice sounded a bit shy
  • You just kiss his cheek and stay there with him for the whole morning
  • Untill probably someone knocks on your door
  • It’s probably your responsabilities
  • He enjoys every moment he has with you but, waking up next to you it’s just the world’s 8th wonder
  • I mean, this guy is pretty genuine
  • But he’s really shy 
  • So he doesn’t say what he should when he should
  • He just loves you, and wishes to you to never leave his side
  • If you weren’t there one morning, he would be dead
  • Like, he would be really bad moodded for the whole day
  • Because you’re his good mood and happy vitamin


Nevra:

  • Nevra is a sunshine that is freaking out when he woke up next to you
  • Not freaking out like in a bad way 
  • It’s just that you look too cute sleeping on his chest while lightly snoring
  • Tbh, you sounded like a cat and he was dying
  • He also had hearts coming out of his eyes
  • He kissed your lips and admired you for a moment
  • But then you woke up
  • And he was like “shit sorry”
  • You together with Karenn are his protected ones
  • Like you could’ve killed ten random people, but it would never be your fault
  • He protects you from everything, even the dark hehe
  • Because you’re afraid of it hehehe
  • And he finds it adorable
  • He may seem like a playboy but he’s planning your kids names, don’t be tricked
  • But srsly, he doesn’t have emotions nor words to describe how happy he is to wake up next to you…
  • Like he didn’t even smoke but just from looking at you he gets “high”
  • You’re his angel and anyone can NEVER take you away from him
  • He tells you he loves you all the time and from time to time writes you letters with his feelings
  • I mean it doesn’t sound like him but…
  • …  at work he’s always thinking of you so since there isn’t big things to work on, he tries to write them
  • Sometimes they’re really cheesy and a bit embarassing but you love them as much as you love him


Valkyon:

  • He gets really shy around you and maybe doesn’t tell you how he feels and how much he wants to love you
  • So when you’re asleep next to him he says everything 
  • Like you’re soundly asleep and he’s confessing his love to you
  • You’re his sweet dream
  • You’re his sugar bun
  • YOU’RE HIS BABY GIRL
  • AND HE LOVES AND TRUSTS YOU SO MUCH
  • He’s even afraid to hold you because you’re so fragile
  • But he loves you, and loves how funny you are when you wake up
  • He wishes to lay with you forever
  • He wants to love you
  • He has eyes for only you
  • He probably has adoration in his eyes looking at you while you sleep
  • He feels lucky
  • He ends up caressing your cheeks and kiss them
  • But nothing more
  • Then he would either cover you and leave
  • Or sleep again




Hey babies!
I’m really sorry that these things are taking a while to post but I want them to be as good as possible
I think I did better this time…
What do you think?
I’ll try to post more 2 one shots/headcanons idk yet
I hope you enjoy this and my blog
Feel free to request.

Love you all

diana xx

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At first glance, French “men’s adventure” hero Bob Morane is a James Bond rip-off like so many others, but 1) he actually predated Bond by the slimmest margins (both came out in 1954), 2) like Solar Pons, his adventures started out as straight spy adventure but took a veering right turn into crazytown, eventually featuring mummies, yeti, dinosaurs, and alien invaders. At one point, he becomes an agent of the Time Patrol, attempting to protect the timeline from temporal invaders. 

Remember how, in the 1950s, Batman would always run into space monsters? Imagine if that period never ended, and you get a sense of what the Bob Morane adventures (still being published, incidentally) are like.

J-Birthday list

Sorry for a new edit again… ah I apologize for that

01.01 -Ice (Ex. Xodiack / Ex. Black Gene For The Next Scene/ solo-musician)
05.01 -Miku (An Cafe)
08.01 - Daisuke (Ex. Roach/ Jupiter)
19.01 -Keiji (Mix Speaker’s,inc.)
20.01 -Aoi (The GazettE)
20.01 -Rui (Ex. SCREW/ now Solo-musician)
29.01 -Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
01.02 -Ruki (The GazettE)
07.02 -Miki (Mix Speaker’s,inc.)
09.02 Takuya (An Cafe)
16.02 -Reon (Ex. RoNo☆Cro)
17.02 -Hizaki (Versailles/ Jupiter)
18.02 -Yuki (Ex. Jupiter/ Versailles)
18.02 -Ren (Danger Gang)
26.02 -Sorao (Ex.THE KIDDIE)
07.03 -Miko (Exist Trace)
20.03 -Omi (Exist Trace)
20.03 -Shinpei (SuG)
25.03 -Ryohei (Megamasso)
02.04 -Chisa (Ex. Nexx/Ex. DIV/ Chisa&Shogo)
09.04 -Yusa ( Ex. THE KIDDIE/ Guts and Death)
10.04  -Teru (Versailles/ Jupiter)
10.04 -Jyou (Exist Trace)
16.04 -Rucy (Ex. Killaneth/ Jupiter)
17.04 -Taka (ONE OK ROCK)
23.04 -Tsubame (BugLug)
25.04 -Masashi (Ex. Jupiter/ Verasailles)
25.04 -San (Ex. Nega/ Ex. Black Gene For The Next Scene/ Lack-co)
04.05 -Hiroto (Alice nine)
07.05 -Issei (BugLug)
11.05 -Takeru (SuG)
13.05 -Waka (Danger Gang)
26.05 -Masato (SuG)
27.05 -Reita (The GazettE)
09.06 -Uruha (The GazettE)
23.06 -Manabu (Ex. SCREW)
11.06 -Rame (Ex. Vidoll/ Ex. Black Gene For The Next Scene)
24.06 -Saga (Alice nine)
27.06 -Tomoya (ONE OK ROCK)
30.06 -Jui (Ex. Vidoll/ Gotcharocka)
03.07 -Yukihisa (Ex. Yeti)
04.07 -Gackt
05.07 -Shou (Alice nine/ DIAWOLF)
05.07 -Kanon (An Cafe)
18.07 -Setsuki  (Ex. RoNo☆Cro)
19.07 -Kamijo (Versailles/ solo-musician)
22.07 -Jin ( Ex. SCREW)
28.07 -S (Mix Speakers,inc.)
30.07 -Maya (LM.C)
31.07 -Nao (Alice nine)
04.08 -Jun (Ex. THE KIDDIE)
05.08 -Kazuki (Ex. SCREW)
08.08 -Takumi (Ex. v[NEU])
11.08 -Toya (Ex. Charlotte/ Gotcharocka)
17.08 -Sala  (Ex. Black Gene For The Next Scene)
29.08 -Yuki (An Cafe)
01.09 -Zin (Jupiter/ solo-musician)
04.09 -Ryota (ONE OK ROCK)
05.09 -Shogo (Ex. xTRIPx/ Ex. DIV/ Chisa&Shogo)
14. 09 -Miyavi
17.09 -Tora (Alice nine/ DIAWOLF)
19. 09 -Takanori Nishikawa (T.M.Revolution)
20.09 -Namie Amuro
24.09 -Ban (Ex. Loud Grape/ Lolita23q)
24.09 -Ryuuji (Ex. Zoro)
02.10 -Ayumi Hamasaki
05.10 Naoto (Exist Trace)
09.10 -Satoshi (Ex. DIV)
15.10 -Bikkey (Yeti)
17.10 -Kazuki (BugLug)
19.10 -Toki (Ex. Black Gene For The Next Scene)
21.10 -Yuji (SuG)
25.10 -Yui Itsuki (Yousei Teikoku)
26.10 - Mello (Ex. RoNo☆Cro)
28.10 -Kai (The GazettE)
09.11 -Minami (Ex. Vurny/ Ex. RoNo☆Cro)
11.11 -Mitsu (Ex. v[NEU]/ solo-musician)
13.11 -Koda Kumi
13.11 -Satoshi (Ex. Aicle/ Yeti)
17.11 -Jun (Ex. Phantasmagoria/ Ex. Spiv States/ Gotcharocka)
17.11 - Aiji (LM.C)
26.11 -Kayuu (Ex. v[NEU])
27.11 -Mally (Exist Trace)
04.12 -Chobi (Ex. xTRIPx/ Ex. DIV)
07.12 -Toru (ONE OK ROCK)
08.12 -Teruki (An Cafe)
10.12 -Hiko (Danger Gang)
21.12 -Yuudai (Ex. THE KIDDIE/ Guts and Death)
26.12 -Shingo (Ex. Gotcharocka)
27.12 -Chiyu (SuG)

Sir Hugsalot

This one’s for Precious, @saved-by-the-notepad​, because she she deserves a lot of hugs and a Hugsalot of her own <3


Monsoon was a neutral season in the Avengers Tower. While summer meant hogging the pools and cribbing about sunburns, fall meant Natasha glaring at anyone talking about Halloween (Clint simply said Budapest, like that explained all of Natasha’s quirks), and spring was Thor’s paradise while the others watched out for Loki. Winter, by unspoken agreement, was nobody’s favorite.

But monsoon, that was the neutral zone. There was no rule during monsoon, except for Clint’s rules because an unleashed and unrestricted Clint was always a danger to the constantly bleak Avengers PR. Other than those, there were no rules and no set traditions that came to be. It was a quiet season, one where even the loudest ruckus was always tinged by a subdued air. There was no rhyme or reason to it, but Tony always reckoned that it was the rain that brought it. Rain was always moody to the genius; it always flitted between being playful and alive, and morose and stoic. Tony often caught Steve or Thor gazing at the windows, watching a lone raindrop trickle down. Like they were watching some invisible reflection cry.

It was a neutral zone, but not one that Tony always felt comfortable about. He knew his team well enough, despite what a suspicious Hill said, to say that they were all sad creatures wrapped in manic energy and insane power. They weren’t happy by nature, no matter what people saw in a boisterous Thor or a cheeky Clint. Or maybe they were and the job sucked that out of him. He didn’t really know. All he knew was that they had enough of rain dampening their moods on a general range.

He knew that. He also knew that it wasn’t something changeable. But it never sat well with him, as he watched them brood openly - the way he did in hiding in his workshop. 

This irk was fine as it was, if Tony’s itch for some madness hadn’t combined with it one dark evening. He had been watching Steve surreptitiously, as one does when hoping to avoid being caught red handed by the greatest crush of one’s life. The supersoldier had been gazing listlessly at the window, a sketchbook in hand and lost expression on his face. Steve’s sketches reflected his moods, Tony knew that. He also knew that at the moment, Steve’s sketches would be the personification of melancholy. 

It had been sheer dumb luck, as he would explain to Rhodey later, that Natasha and Bruce had been watching Big Hero 6 at that time. Natasha had a strange affection to animation and Bruce was the only one who never acted weird about it, so it was a routine between them to watch an animated movie on the quiet nights. 

“ Hairy baby! Hairy baaaby!”, a lilting robotic voice drew his attention to the large screen and Tony watched as a loopy Baymax petting a grumpy but purring cat with an adoring expression.

“Health care, your pers… personal Baymax companion..” the adorably drunk sounding big balloon of fluff reminded Hiro and…

Tony sat up straight and felt a lightening zing in his brain. His mind raced through the concept and its implications. A personal care provider, he thought with growing excitement. A walking marshmallow who could do the things that Tony knew his team needed but couldn’t do for them himself. The hugging and the caring and the comforting…

“Yess,” Tony hissed in excitement and raised an eyebrow when both Bruce and Natasha shushed him without looking back from their spot. Scrambling to his feet and mind already working over the idea, Tony shot one last look at a somber looking Steve and shot out of the floor with his workshop in mind.

He was going to make monsoon happy goddammit, even if he had to engineer a Disney character modification for it.

———-

“It’s Big Foot,” Sam said after an hour of observing Tony’s masterpiece. Tony’s eye twitched and he suppressed the urge to pour his smoothie down Sam’s head with great restraint. Great restraint.

“It’s not Big Foot,” Tony said in what he thought was a perfectly reasonable tone but Sam’s raised eyebrow hinted that it wasn’t coming out too well, “It’s a StarkPal. A companion with the highest emotional, physical, and mental health care giving capability.”

“It still looks like Big Foot,” Sam shrugged and Tony shot an unrepentant Rhodey a glare from his stool for inflicting this one him. When he had asked Rhodey to come by to see his latest invention, he had not expected him to bring his new boyfriend and Tony’s not-so-secret-secret-friend-and-teammate with him. In an attempt to play civil, Tony had asked Sam for his opinion on the invention.

Biggest mistake of his life in the past three days.

“It looks non threatening,” Tony retorted and Sam shot him a wry look.

“It has an armor. It’s literally wearing an armor,” he pointed as the seven foot tall bot that had a golden armor. Thankfully, it wasn’t metal and seemed more like padding than anything else.

“It looks majestic,” Tony hissed, because he had a thing for armors. Surprising to no one.

“It looks like a Yeti who just got knighted,” Rhodey offered from the workshop couch and Tony really, truly hoped that his best friend would be bitten by that missing bug that Tony forgot to take out last week,

“It’s not…it’s a care companion!” Tony gestured towards the white and gold bot with large blue eyes. That was totally not inspired from any supersoldier.

“I’m not saying it’s not cool,” Sam said with a small grin and hopped up to circle around the bot with sharp eyes, “It’s pretty cool. And sure, the idea is pretty awesome, even if you got it from Disney.”

“They totally got Hiro from me,” Tony countered and Sam raised his hands in mock surrender even though his eyes were warm and laughing.

“Sure, man,” he nodded and looked back over his shoulder at Rhodey, “So, what are we calling Tony’s latest love gift for Steve?”

“It’s NOT a -” Tony bit out with widened eyes but Rhodey spoke over him.

“Dunno,” Rhodey looked thoughtful, “It looks very Arthurian. Should have an appropriate name.”

“Hmm,” Sam hummed, “Kinda like a knight?”

“Yeah,” Rhodey nodded and looked at Tony, “Any suggestions, lover boy?”

Tony ignored the lover boy comment and tilted his head at the bot which was now scanning the three occupants of the place.

“Hugo?” 

“Meh,” Sam wrinkled his nose.

“Lancelot?” Rhodey suggested and the others made unimpressed faces.

“Merlin?”

“No magic,” Tony quipped and remembered the last time magic brought them trouble. Steve was super mad at him that time, for endangering himself and -

“You seem sad,” the bot spoke up and Tony saw Sam jump a bit while Rhodey blinked.

“What?”

“My scans and calculations indicate that you are experiencing an emotion,” the bot explained, gazing calmly at Tony, “It says in my database that the emotion is sadness.”

“Um,” Tony cleared his throat and carefully did not look at the others, “No, I’m -”

“My solutions include a variety of activities and dietary implements, along with conversation with your preferred humans. Or me,” the bot continued, “The first on my list of activities seem to be hugging.”

“Oh no, no , no -” Tony was cut off when the knight-bot stepped forward and carefully embraced him in a warm hug.

“There, there,” the bot cooed and patted the genius on his head while gently swaying with him in its arms. 

“Oh my god,” Sam whispered in an awed tone and Tony tried to get out of the hug but it just…felt…good.

“I think,” Rhodey said after a minute, in his smug tone, “we have a name.”

Tony just knew that his magnificent invention was doomed to have the cheesiest name in history.

——

“Meet Sir Hugsalot”

Hugsalot waved in a half circular hand motion and then did it again when Clint waved back with an amused expression.

“Is this…what is this?” Bruce asked as he took in the seven foot armored marshmallow like bot, “Is this your version of Baymax?”

“It’s an improved version of Baymax,” Tony corrected as though offended and Bruce shared a quick look with Natasha, “This is a StarkPal. Fully functional, real, and marketable.”

“Wait, you’re selling robot friends now?” Clint asked with a choked laugh as he observed Hugsalot with curious eyes.

“Not…yet,” Tony hedged before continuing, “This is a prototype, and I thought, who better to test on than my favorite pigs?”

“We’re you favorite?” Natasha asked deadpanned and Tony winked at her like the completely reckless man he was.

“My favorite guinea pigs,” Tony corrected and moved a bit when Thor came forward to poke at Hugsalot.

“Hello, Sir Hugsalot,” Thor boomed and extended an arm to the bot, “It is an honor to meet you.”

“Hello, Thor,” Hugsalot replied in a voice that Tony thought sounded a bit like Leonard Nimoy, “I must complement you on your attire today. You look resplendent in this shade of red.”

“You taught it to flirt?” Natasha raised an eyebrow at Tony but Thor simply laughed with joy, always liking it when somebody complemented him.

“Tony, he is a great companion indeed!” Thor turned to Tony and clapped him on the back before turning to Hugsalot.

“Well, this is going to be entertaining,” Clint commented and Tony noticed that Steve had been the only one to stay silent through the entire demonstration, noting the supersoldier watching the bot with an unreadable expression.

—–

Hugsalot, or Hugsie as Clint shortened it, was a hit among the Avengers. It was almost creepy if you thought about it but he had become a faster friend to them than any human had.

He would quietly help Bruce with his balcony garden, talking in soft tones about the latest opera music Bruce was listening to. He would gently provide foot massages and hum lullabies to Natasha as they huddled on the couch. He would help Clint do target practice and would never flinch when Clint tried the cliched apple trick on him. With Thor he would listen endlessly to the numerous battle stories and sometimes laments of romance, always offering warm hugs by the end.

But it was Steve that piqued Tony’s curiosity. Hugsalot simply sat with Steve and did nothing. They would sit together on the roof, Steve sketching the sunset and Hugsie staying quiet beside him. They would spend hours in Steve’s suite, where Steve drew Hugsie on canvas and the bot patiently stayed the perfect muse. Steve never really DID anything with Hugsie. He would never ask for hugs or accept them when offered. He was always polite, always kind with the bot, but he never interacted with it the way Tony had intended for.

And Steve still sat by the window, watching raindrops trickle down the glass.

It ate away at Tony for three weeks, making him feel disappointed with himself and dejected at Steve’s unchanged sadness. He felt incompetent. It was the worst feeling he could feel.

Finally, after three weeks, he lost his patience and cornered Steve in the gym.

“So, you don’t like him?”

Steve looked up from the bag he was decimating and then continued with his boxing.

“What?”

“Hugsalot,” Tony gestured impatiently in the air, “You don’t like him?”

“I never said that,” Steve replied calmly and screw it, Tony never liked calm all that much anyway. He neatly steps between Steve and the bag and raises an eyebrow at the fist that almost hits him. Almost.

“Really?” Steve asked, panting with adrenaline and eyes a stormy azure, narrowing slightly at Tony’s action, “Really, Tony?”

“You wouldn’t hit me,” Tony dismissed the idea with a flick of his hand and stared up at Steve, “Important point is that you don’t like Hugsalot. Which is weird because he’s programmed to be likeable. Natasha likes him, and she doesn’t like most people.”

“She likes you too,” Steve quipped, moving away with grace as he resigned himself to unwrap his hands.

“Yeah, well I’m incomparable, that’s different,” Tony grinned, “I’m an acquired taste and you guys have acquired me by now.”

“Acquired taste,” Steve repeated and shook his head with a small huff of a chuckle, “Like wasabi.”

“You think that would hurt me, but it won’t,” Tony snorted, “Wasabi is a food of the gods according to Thor.”

“Thor…” Steve started to say and Tony raised an eyebrow with a smirk, daring him to say it, but Steve simply rolled his eyes, “..is right, of course.”

“Of course,” Tony echoes with a slightly softer grin and then turns quiet for a minute, watching as Steve goes about drinking his water.

It aches him with the fervor of a physical wound, the inability to be useful or helpful to this man. This man, who Tony knows has shouldered more burden than anyone should be allowed. This man who can decimate a reinforced punching bag with the same ferocity as the gentleness he uses to brush strokes on a plain canvas. This man who had captured all of Tony’s expectations and rules and thrown them out the window the minute he had met him. 

This man whom Tony was madly in love with, for every reason he could thinks of.

“I don’t - “ Tony began and exhaled in a shuddering breath as he collected his disappointed thoughts even as Steve eyed him blankly, “I don’t know what to do.”

Steve doesn’t speak, patient and quiet in his silence and Tony tries again

“I don’t know how to help,” he spoke miserably, shifting his gaze away from Steve and glaring at the floor, “How to fix anything. I don’t know…emotions. They’re too, they’re too hooded for me. I’m not an onion guy, Steve and emotions and feelings, they’re like onions. You have to peel back layer after layer. Sometimes people even wonder if I have any. Emotions, I mean, not onions. But I’ve made enough people cry so I’m guessing I do.”

He took a stuttering breath and continued, looking up but not meeting Steve’s eyes completely.

“Monsoons are neutral for us,” he said and he knew he was blabbering, knew he wouldn’t make sense but he had to get it out, “I mean, we don’t have anything against the rains. It rains, it becomes cloudy, we shrug and move on. We don’t really do anything during monsoons, not here. We’re not…we’re not monsoon people.”

“But,” he drags a hand through his hair and laughs weakly, “it does rain. And it screws up our lives sometimes, that wet blanket. It’s not something we see all that well, because we think, oh if I stay inside and don’t go out, I won’t be drenched. The rain won’t affect me. But it still does, because it always does. It’s stupid and it’s pointless and it doesn’t have any logic but it does. Like a lone raindrop on a window pane, it drags us down.”

Pulling on all of his reserves in courage, Tony looked at Steve, actually looked at him and spoke.

“The thing though,” he said, “the thing to remember though, Cap, is that it’s just one of the seasons. And it can’t rain forever.”

“Tony -” Steve’s eyes are bright, too bright, too wide and Tony has never been able to resist them, even for his stupid hugging bots.

“I wanted you to have a friend,” he said, dragging the words out from some dark cavern of his soul, “You have us, yes, but…it doesn’t seem enough. I wanted you to have more. Somebody who wasn’t screwed up and who, for once, didn’t need you to carry their burden or take care of them.”

“I wanted you to have a friend and I created Hugsalot,” Tony said with a shaky, weak grin.

It’s back to silence and Tony has never done well with it. He has always been noise, always been action,but this, this is all Steve. And for this man, Tony would be anything.

“I wanted him to be you,” Steve said after a while, too long a while and Tony’s eyes shot up to meet the azure ones that haunted his dreams and made them too.

“What?” he croaked out and Steve let out a small, shaky grin.

“You made me another me, Tony,” he said and Tony - he was gobsmacked. He simply stared at Steve and felt all the silenced thoughts crashing back on him. The eyes, the personality, the warmth of hugs, the idea of a golden armor to protect the bot, the mannerisms. God, he had created his own Steve.

“I wanted him to be you,” Steve said again and Tony was lost, he was always lost when it came to Steve.

“That’s…that’s a bad idea,” Tony chuckled wetly because what were they discussing anymore. What were they talking about?

“Always liked bad ideas,” Steve shrugged, an easy grin on his face, as though his eyes weren’t shining and his face wasn’t brightening, “Did everything good based on bad ideas.”

“I’m not good at,” Tony waved his hand a bit, “caring.”

“I disagree,” Steve said and tilted his head with a fond expression.

“Or being a friend.”

“Definitely disagree,” Steve chuckled and Tony felt an ache settle, calm down in him.

“Or hugging”

“That,” Steve quipped and finally, finally took a step forward, coming closer to Tony and staring back at him with the fondest expression, “remains a theory to be tested.”

“Yeah?” Tony was definitely not sounding choked but Steve simply nodded, a fringe of blonde hair falling onto his forehead.

“Yeah, and you said something about us being your favorite guinea pigs,” Steve replied and opened his arms with a cheeky expression that had Tony choking out a laugh.

“Guinea pig,” Tony muttered and stumbled forward, unbalanced and yet more steady than ever as he steps up and into a pair of arms that…

…that feel warmer and better than any Hugsalot could ever be.

Steve hummed and tightened his hold lightly, breathing in when TOny snuggled closer into Steve’s chest, burying his face into the man’s chest.

“See?” Steve whispered into Tony’s hair, soft and easy and almost happy, “theory disproved. You’re great at hugging.”

Tony let out a sound, something embarrassing he’s sure, but he didn’t let go and stayed, wrapping his arms tighter around Steve’s waist.

For this man, he would disprove every theory they knew.

—-

Hugsie still lives with the ragtag group of seasonal superheroes who turn out to actually be perennial monsoon people. They’re all a bit damp, a bit of wet blankets, and definitely lone raindrops down window panes. But they also stick around for the clouds to clear and the rainbow that comes out after that.

Well, as Clint says, it’s as good as being hugged by your personal hugging pal.


I hope that this didn’t turn out to be an absolute mess. Lots of love, Precious darling <3 Hope you have a better week ahead :D