the recent chapters are so exciting

About the April SQ CROWN

I see people have noticed the SQ CROWN preview posted by Yonkou Productions the other day doesn’t include any mention of DGM.

I wasn’t gonna say anything about it yet, since we’re still two weeks out from the magazine’s release, but since people are talking now…

As I’ve said before, I honestly don’t think we should believe anything Shueisha / Jump says about DGM until it actually comes to pass. Because, since roughly last August, everything they promised about DGM has been a lie. Literally, everything. The Gray Log is still indefinitely postponed (and we don’t know anything about the new art book Hoshino was working on). The DGM Hallow blu-rays are canceled. And so on, and so forth…

So, really, we shouldn’t expect a new chapter in two weeks, even though the last CROWN issue made an apparent promise that there’d be some big DGM chapter in April, and we’d finally get all the answers to our burning questions.

Personally, I think it’s best to err on the side of caution and expect nothing. Then, if there miraculously is a chapter, we can all be pleasantly surprised.

At this point, I’m kinda bummed watching everyone expect something great every time there’s a CROWN release, only to get nothing (or, you know, 7 pages, which is too close to 0 for comfort).

I’d recommend we all be cautious about getting too hyped up over a potential chapter, given the recent string of disappointments. 

In a week or so, the Jump website will likely post the cover and TOC for the April CROWN, and then we’ll know for sure whether or not they’ve let us down again. But, like I said, it’s not looking good, and it hasn’t for a long time, so don’t get too excited yet. I hate watching you all get upset. :(

If it turns out that there is a new DGM chapter on the 14th, then awesome. We’ll have a huge party and ten thousand cool edits and tons of new art, and it’ll be great!

If not…well…what else is new? :/

Jean’s Minimized Role in the Most Recent Chapters and Some Predictions About Where his Character Will Go from Here

Chapter 83. Jean reacting to Cartman’s sudden appearance while Mikasa fires a warning flare in the background.

I really should just change my blog title to long-ass-Jean-metas-unlimited.

So this is not exactly a timely meta: perhaps I shouldn’t dredge up chapter 84 and the “serum bowl” after the fandom seems to have finally recovered (I wasn’t really here as it was happening: I had just caught up with the series and was lurking xD). This post doesn’t touch on any part of the main controversy though, so no need to fear! I was just looking back through some of the more recent chapters for a completely unrelated project and I was reminded of a few observations I had about Jean’s (rather limited …) reactions to the events of that rooftop. I guess I can make this a timely meta by looking ahead to how Jean’s character might develop further as the narrative continues on–although the four-year timeskip makes me feel a little unmoored when discussing characterization. Who are the 104th now? I guess we’ll find out next month! *crosses fingers* 

I’m one part excited and two parts terrified to see adult!Jean.

Jean’s kind of a hard character for Isayama to come to grips with, I think: on the one hand, Isayama’s created a very human character with a complex personality who undergoes realistic growth. He clearly likes Jean and has invested a lot of thought into his portrayal. On the other hand, Isayama just can’t decide if Jean’s a main character or not. Case-in-point: the serum bowl. Although Jean is a compelling presence throughout the Uprising, the lull after the Uprising, and the Battle for Shiganshina, he only gets about four reaction panels in the serum bowl–the same amount as Connie, who, for all that I love him, is significantly less important to Attack on Titan in the grand scheme of things. Additionally, all of these panels are quite small–I had to zoom in quite a bit to get a good look at his expressions, which are actually very detailed, despite their size.

Isayama’s choice to minimize Jean’s presence here doesn’t quite make sense to me, especially because Jean’s best friend Armin’s life is on the line. Jean’s reaction is so in character and recalls the scene where he finds Marco’s body after the battle of Trost; considering all the other parallels between the Trost and Shiganshina arcs, I think Isayama could have spent more time capitalizing on this particular link and I wonder why he didn’t. Futhermore, in a departure from tradition, Jean doesn’t have much to say post-”serum bowl”; perhaps he is subdued and still processing, but Isayama usually includes more Jean in an arc wrap up, and it makes me a bit nervous that he chose not to this time. 

However, as much as this sidelining of Jean during these crucial moments is worrying, I think Jean will still be an important character in the final arc based on some of the events immediately proceeding the serum bowl!

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too-many-goddamn-fandoms  asked:

For the honesty hour thing: So, how did you fall in love with Sakuya, and want attracts you to his character? Im interested in this!

Lol girl did I ever tell you that I love you?

It took me awhile to answer this because I needed to collect my thoughts about it. AHAHA TAKE A SEAT EVERYONE. Okay gosh where to begin….. THIS IS LIKE THE INTERVIEW I WAS WAITING FOR. HA.

Well, as some people know I wasn’t extremely fond of Sakuya when I first started Servamp about….7-8 months ago? I didn’t hate him or anything, just didn’t really care for him at first. (but that kinda goes for quite a bit of characters really, but everyone grows on me at some point. ^^)

I think what really got to me was after learning about his past and how it affected his motives, relationships and current situation in the series.

So many aspects about his characters just make so much sense but I feel like are just kinda looked over……. probably cause his backstory was kinda glazed over real quick, in my opinion at least. (Like why dammit? I have so many questions still, this series can’t do this to me.) It just really kills me inside, especially the more I thought about it and the more I think about his character.

I’m gonna kinda express some of my new random thoughts on his past , cause this intrigues me oddly: (Kinda theory time right now whoooo) AND ALL IS WHAT GIVE ME SO MANY FEELINGS MY GOSH.

Just thinking about the extent of the abuse he must’ve suffered is something that really boggles my mind…… We know it went on for years, those 6 years before his “death” and then probably a few more before that obviously, when his sister was still alive. Who’s knows how long she had to endure it though? She was much older, Sakuya was about 9 at the time, and she appeared to be High School (or maybe Middle School can’t really tell with the uniform.) 

She was also the one covered in bandages after all, and we couldn’t see any visible scars or injuries on Sakuya. So she obviously took all the beatings so he wouldn’t have too most likely but after when she died I’m sure things got worse for poor little Sakuya.

But this is my other biggest thing about the abuse he went through…

How come he never tried running away?

We all know his parents threatened to do the same thing to him as they did to his older sister, but could he really not just try and leave before anything happened? Maybe not until he got a bit older.. but still….

Was his parents that controlling? I doubt his parents even cared enough to hunt him down if he did run away…. So why didn’t he try? Did they really keep him that locked in? Its so hard for me to imagine him being and feeling that hopeless, did he have zero fight inside him?

It’s hard to imagine him not fighting back in the slightest. But he could have been a very different person back when he was human too, of course. Maybe more meek and submissive… again who knows. (To be honest, I am extremely curious about to what most of the vampires characters were like before they were vampires and who and what they did before as well.

But anyway, do you think Sakuya put up with it…

Because it was ALSO a loyalty thing??!? I’m making no jokes here. Hear me out, even if he hated his parents(I’m sure he did obviously, even though he never explicitly said he did, because we had Tsubaki tell his story, and not Sakuya.)

Do you think he never tried running away or whatever, because he just felt like he just couldn’t? Like he was betraying something? Maybe not his parents, just because “They are my parents…. whether I like it or not. I have to listen to them…

But maybe because of his sisters death? Like he felt like he had to endure it like she did for him?? I mean…. he was told:

“You don’t want your sister’s death to be a waste, right?”

YOU GUYS GET WHAT I AM SAYING HERE RIGHT? History can repeat itself….

(This boy is gonna kill me with his conflicted ass)

Maybe there wasn’t actually much physical abuse doing those years… Maybe at least for as long as he did what they said and stayed out of their way and kept their secret. But I kinda already talked about this part in a post about what I think happened to his parents after he became a vampire. (I am very sensitive about this topic alright?)

We know they killed his sister so they could get insurance money(ughh so sickening) but did they really try to kill Sakuya for more money? They would only be two people at that point…… so that’s why a part of me is like, “there’s gotta be a greater reason.” The best conclusion I came up with was “They killed him because maybe he tried to TELL someone.”

Think about it. Sakuya hates lies, he had to lie his whole life basically. He takes it very serious and to heart. WE KNOW THIS.

We know he only kept it a secret because he was threatened and didn’t want his sister’s death to be in vain…. But maybe he eventually cracked under all the pressure… And maybe tried speaking about it or was planning too and then… That was also the day he died…… Damn…. I just stabbed myself in the heart.

So yes, his past is a big factor on why I found him so interesting initially when I was new to this fandom/series, I was really hoping we would see his past elaborated a bit or learn more and see what he does and how on earth Mahiru was gonna “save him.”

I could go on and on about these two as well. Not in a shippy way…. but friendship or romantic, considering his past it makes sense to why he’s attached to Mahiru. Again in another post where I “defended his character” I guess you could say, I talked about how Sakuya’s “screwed up friendship methods” and how he really dug himself into a hole. -__- But I was saying its almost hard to blame him for going about the way he did. BECAUSE IT JUST MAKES SENSE SADLY.

Sakuya is a real lonely and distant kinda guy. After he sister died I’m sure he didn’t have much light in his life then. No one to talk too, no one who understood. No one who loved him. I’m sure growing up during those 6 years he was probably afraid to get close to anyone. What was school like for him then…. did he really have no friends at all for 6 years? It’s crazy to think about right? His childhood was anything but normal…. 

But then he received a “second chance” after Tsubaki found him and I’m sure Mahiru’s kind-hearted nature really drew him in, it’s not wrong for him to really want a friend, yeah he did go the complete wrong way about it, but unfortunately lies and deceit is all he knew how to do. He found some light in his life, and he was willing to do anything to hold on to that for as long as he could. Also HE KILLS ME because he regretted lying to Mahiru so much and did all the awful things he did/said, BECAUSE HE WAS HOPING MAHIRU WOULD HATE HIM and have his Servamp KILL HIM because he felt that was the only way to apologize for everything. and BOIII did that really kill me. AND THEN MAHIRU FORGAVE HIM STILL and now look at where he is with his conflicted loyalty….

YOU SEE WHERE I AM COMING FROM AVI!?!? AHHHH.

-inhales- ALSO ONE THING I NEED TO GET OFF MY CHEST BECAUSE THIS REALLY BOTHERS ME. Before ANYONE says “Mahiru is too forgiving about the whole fake memories thing and shouldn’t have forgiven Sakuya or be his friend.” Cause I HAVE heard someone say this and it makes me angry.

BECAUSE then you are ALSO SAYING:

  • Mahiru shouldn’t have forgiven and accepted Kuro for his past and all his sins and regrets, that he never shared with him. Also for attacking Mahiru that one time, lets not forget.
  • Mahiru shouldn’t be friends or ever trust Lawless because he’s killed so many eves and killed all of Tsubaki’s subclass and who knows what else he’s done?
  • Mahiru shouldn’t be finding a way to stop Tsubaki without killing him, because he’s not worth it.
  • Mahiru shouldn’t be trying to save Tsurugi either because he’s also done bad things.
  • AND SO ON.

SO SCREW EVERYONE WHO SAYS THAT. Cause you’re basically saying NO CHARACTER deserves happiness. -exhales- Sorry I just feel very strongly about that and I forgot to mention this in my defense post awhile ago. I feel better now~

So about Sakuya’s damn conflicted loyalty between Tsubaki and Mahiru. How are things gonna go from here?.WHICH ROUTE MY GUY? I WANT TO KNOW.

Tbh he’s kinda similar to Tsurugi in a sense (a certain someone kinda opened my eyes about that) that the whole “afraid to start something new because this is all that I’ve ever known and honestly I don’t know how to feel anymore?” kinda sense.

Although Tsurugi is debatablely the saddest character in servamp right now (backstory and current situation and all ARE WAYYY more painful.) 

What? Just cause Sakuya is my fave didn’t mean I’m completely biased about him. He sad. But not the SADDEST. I just thought I would mention this cause the parallels kinda fascinate me.

I WANT SAKUYA TO TAKE SOME ACTION. HE’S FREE NOW RIGHT??? What’s he gonna do now??? What’s he planning to do!?!? STILL WAITING HERE.

. Ughh its probably gonna be awhile until we get anything about Sakuya again. Which is fine. Cause its not his arc right now.

 WE GOT BIGGER PROBLEMS IN THE MANGA. MUCH MORE PRESSING THINGS INDEED.

But still I’m extremely curious… To what he might do in the future…. I mean Sakuya and even Lilac are still running around freely unlike the other melancholy members at the moment? So will he somehow be involved with that later??? Will he find Tsubaki??? WHERE ARE YOU MY BOY?

Ughh I’m having Sakuya withdraw lol… I hope he gets to do something exciting or important soon…. Tanaka strike is TEASING ME by putting him in so many recent official arts but then NOT IN THE ACTUAL STORY. WHYYYY. (well we do see Sakuya in a recent bonus chapter so….)

I HOPE THAT MEANS STRIKE PLANS TO INCLUDE HIM AGAIN SOON. I’ll take it as foreshadowing *sobs* Strike obviously hasn’t forgotten about him….so JUST waiting and watching now.

Waiting and watching….

Sorry, that got so angsty above I wanted this post to be positive too.. So here are good/fun things I like about him:

  • Even though he character design absolutely baffles me(yes I mean the hair) I gotta say I really love it~ His hair is really something original that’s for sure. HA. His design also helped immediately catch my attention to him also I may have a bit of a “stripes bias” ahaha I own A LOT of stripe shirts myself lol always have and always will.
  • He owns a lot of pink accessories and wears pink a lot too! LET. BOYS. WEAR. PINK. YES. YOU. GO. MY. BOY.  He rocks it fight me.
  • He’s cool and I’m kinda curious on what his subclass ability is. If there is even one for him. Weapons seem to be his specialty. (F.E knives, chainsaw(which I am still trying to figure out how magically pulled out in AN ELEVATOR!?! And can make a sword outta blood apparently.

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 But I don’t really trust the animes canon….) Also his little black strap things have a function??? THEY ARE ALIVE. WHAT

  • Look how happy Mahiru makes him. His smile is precious. He loves his friend so much I cry. I want them to be together and be friends again.

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Originally posted by sleepynyashnekomancer

  • All the Tsubaki and Sakuya shenanigans make me laugh. One minute he’s crying to Mahiru “please don’t kill him” and the next you’re trying to put the guy into a fox trap. What even boi.
  • WANTS TO BE CALLED SAKKUN HOW CUTE IS THAT.
  • Has the best “yandere” expressions.
  • HE PRETTY STRONG and has great potential to be truly terrifying and useful. UNLEASH THAT POTENTIAL YOU GREEN EMO CHILD.
  • Another random thought I had was what would have things been like if Mahiru did choose to tell Sakuya about Kuro in the beginning like he originally planned? Might’ve still gone down the same way. But who knows?
  • (I could keep going tbh)

But for now I’m just gonna sweat about the BIGGER MATTERS THAT ARE CURRENTLY HAPPENING IN THE MANGA RIGHT NOW. HA….

Thank you for asking Aviiiii~ <3

Kiss Cam

A/N: I saw this video recently, and it inspired me to write this. I hope you enjoy.

Also, I know I’m a little behind on Blind Spots. I decided to switch two chapters around, so the one I thought was gonna come next was mostly written already, and I had to switch to a different chapter to write. I hope to post it by the end of this week.

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“The referee blows his whistle! It’s time for intermission, with the Dragons leading 2-1 over the Vikings! Get your drinks and snacks, because it’s gonna be another exciting half in about 20 minutes!” the announcer’s voice echoed through the stadium. All around Astrid Dragons supporters cheered for their team, before getting up to go to the bathroom or grab some soda. The big screens stopped showing the field, and instead started playing commercials for beer and cars.

“You want a drink?” Astrid asked her boyfriend, the rush of the game still racing through her veins.

No response.

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I just wanna post all the facial expressions from my comic because I love them so much. 

I’m so excited to finish this comic! I’ve put a lot of time and thought into the story and I’m really excited for people to read the first chapter and get a feel for the scholar girl. Does she look familiar?  Hopefully people enjoy it. 

Synopsis: Jack, who’s recently lost his sword encounters a familiar face from his past though he can’t quite put his finger on who exactly, she’s got an agenda of her own. Two people chasing the past for very different reasons. 

It’s a story of friendship, how fleeting time is, and Jack’s decent into a darker side of himself. It’s also the story of how not all battles are fought with steele, but the will to further the mind.

I really hope you enjoy the first chapter when it comes out :) 

Y’know I’ve been reading so much good ass queer media recently that I kinda forgot queerbaiting was a thing. I legit saw some Scorbus art and got all excited and went ‘Wow, Cursed Child was so good! I can’t wait to go see it!’ and then I remember the last chapter and could physically feel the snakes manifesting in J.K Rowlings home

Unconditionally

Hello all! ITS TGIT GREY’S DAY! I’m so excited! I hope we get some Japril tonight, but if we don’t, this is my gift to you! I’ve been busy with school recently, and I’m very sorry, but its summer now! I am planning on continuing all my one shot series, so that’s something to look forward to during the hiatus lol. Lastly, thank you to everyone who has read every chapter and encouraged me and helped me! Enjoy!


Unconditionally - Katy Perry
Come just as you are to me
Don’t need apologies
Know that you are all worthy
I’ll take your bad days with your good
Walk through this storm I would
I’d do it all because I love you


Jackson raced through the double sliding doors into the ER with a sleepy one year old in one arm and a screaming four year old in the other. His daughter lagged behind, prancing around in her own little world, oblivious to the panic her father was filled with. Everyone in the waiting room’s attention shifted to them, mainly due to the crying little boy. Tears were streaming down his face as he squirmed in pain trying to get out of his father’s arms.

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Attack on Titan anime theory!!!

After watching Isayama’s new interview, I realized something crazy! We’re going to see Marco’s death this season!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8D7rskGZmI&t=363s

First please listen to what Isayama says (watch the video, start form 4:30), which is that he drew and wrote Marco’s death for the anime script and then said that he decided to put it in the manga, because he thought the time he drew the storyboard of it could be shown in the story line the manga was in at the moment, which was chapter 77. That means that they’ve been working on season 2 for about 2 years and not 4, but besides this, it reveals what we’re going to see, which is Marco’s death. He wrote it for the script! That just proves it (maybe)! According to the interview it will happen when Bertholdt and Reiner will be revealing their identities, because Isayama said that volume 10 was something he wanted fans to see because of something shocking happening, not to mention that he stated that the anime would have new scenes.

To be honest, this would be amazing! I would love to see it during the reveal, because it would just make it 10X better! And that’s what will maybe happen, who knows, but I believe it will.

Another thing I think I should point out is that AoT isn’t really a story that could be split and have fillers, which is why writing and animating takes so long. It’s one huge story, not many little ones. Like have you guys noticed how the ending song had drawings from the recent chapters??? That was insane! My jaw was on the floor!

But yeah, Marco will probably be returning, even when they were showing the voice actors in the trailer showed Annie’s voice actress, because if you remember she appears in the flashback, but not in season 2 of the manga, so that’s another hint.

And the last one being that the scene where Marco remembers Reiner saying “We need to gather first,” is only an anime scene, meaning that Marco’s death scene was meant for the anime, and then Isayama added it in the manga. That’s pretty exciting if you ask me! But let’s see what will happen. Of course I can be wrong, but I’m still strangely confident in this theory. 

Any thoughts?

This basically confirms my feeling that the author are heading more towards soueri and takumegu. I’m so happy after seeing this colorspread, they look like on a double date here. I thought that Takumi and Megumi would never happened and just a crack pair, but I’ve always ship them since the moment they were on the same panel! and now I see takumegu as a huge possibility after the recent chapters, the OVA, the drama CD, and now this cover. I can’t wait to see the battle between them and that sexy lady. I can’t wait to see takumegu bonding oh damn I’m so excited! 

and this vol 21 cover…

All my ships are here!! Ryou besides Aice. Alice and Takumi look like pushing Erina and Souma towards each other lol. It looks as if Takumi wanted Souma’s attention too ,soutaku arise? lol, but may I think that Takumi is basically telling Souma to step aside so he can stand beside Megumi, like a boyfriend he is. Ah I have a lot of feelings because of these. Next week better come sooner.

I’ll Be Good - Part 10

Masterlist -  Series Masterlist  -  Part 9  -  Part 11

Summary: Series - You’re an old colleague of Natasha’s who finds herself face to face with the Winter Soldier on the wrong end of an Avengers’ op. Chapter – Natasha gives you a reality check and the team argues about your place among them.

Warnings: Swearing

Word Count: 1465

Author’s Note: Soooo I tried for like 3 days to not leave you like this on this part, but alas, I must leave you here, and pick it up in part 11 because I’m a devious b. I’m super excited about 11 and 12 though, so I will be itching to post 11… but I also don’t have much free time this weekend… so we’ll see.

Note about tags: I didn’t have time to respond to all the more recent notes yet (I will I promise! I adore and appreciate you all so so much!!), but I really wanted to get this out before my busy weekend hiatus. I THINK I got everyone, but if I missed you, please shoot me an ask and I’ll definitely catch it for 11.

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You woke to the sound of slightly raised voices down the hall, but you couldn’t be bothered to care. Rolling over with a groan, all you could think about was the hangover raging through your skull. You pinched your eyes closed trying to shut out the memories from the previous night. Bucky.

The volume of the argument increased slightly as Natasha opened the door to enter your room. She handed you some Aspirin and a sports drink and you gratefully gulped them down while she eased onto the bed beside you.

“I didn’t know spiders liked to cuddle,” you teased. She smiled at you, but it was half-hearted, which was alarming.

“Have fun last night?” She quizzed.

“Mhmm” you hummed, taking another sip.

“It looked like you and Barnes were having fun, but he seems moodier than ever this morning, so what did you do?”

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Visions of Winter

Chapter 1/(?): In Love with the Shape of You

*not my gif*

A/N: I know I stink at finishing things ;-; a lot has happened in the past year. BUT I’m definitely excited to see where this story goes, and if y’all like it, I’ll continue it. Some feedback is always welcome!

Also, I was recently inspired by that Ed Sheeran song - hence the title of this chapter. And of course this is a modern AU Bucky x Reader story, with some dark backstories, romance, angst, and danger ;P Enjoy~!


He couldn’t tell if it was your hips in that tight black skirt or those smokey eyes that caught his attention first - both so sultry and beautiful in their own way. But the glance you gave him while he wiped a shot glass clean as you sauntered by the bar table had him hooked in an instant.

“Uhhh, hey, Buck. You got some drool on your chin there.”

Bucky put the toweled hand to his mouth before he realized his friend at the table was just messing with him. “Oh shut up, Steve,” he chuckled, putting the glass away and towel on a hook.

Steve put up his hands in mock surrender as the smirk on his face grew wider. “Not my fault I caught you lookin’.”

“Yeah? Last time I checked, those blue eyes of yours followed her too.”

“You got me there, but I wish she was checkin’ them too,” Steve sighed, tapping his hands on the table in a quick rhythmic motion.

“Whatcha mean?”

“You kidding me, right,” he mocked. “Did you not see those lashes bat at you?”

The tips of Bucky’s ears turned pink as he mumbled, “No, I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

With the roll of his eyes, Steve prepared himself for the advice he was going to give. “Look, Casanova, I know you haven’t been in the game much since that Miranda or whatever left you for some dentist, but don’t be afraid to go after what you like.”

Bucky let out a short laugh. “Are you for real right now? Steve Rogers, the biggest gentleman I know, is telling me, Bucky Barnes, to go out and hit on unassuming women like a tool to get over an ex?”

Steve blushed and shrugged. “Hey hey, I’m just trying to think like you-before-Miranda, I guess. I dunno, you’ve just seemed a little down lately, and I’m trying my best to get your mojo back.”

Bucky’s eyes rolled. “Excuse me, the mojo never left. I just… haven’t seen anyone that’s caught my eye yet.”

“The gal that just walked by seemed to. For a whole five seconds.”

“You counted?”

“Maybe, maybe not.” Steve chuckled, placing his fist under his chin and his elbow on the counter. “Now are you gonna give me another shot or are you gonna show me that mojo of yours isn’t dead.”

“How ‘bout both,” Bucky uttered with a smirk as he poured his friend another drink. “Watch the bar for me.” And with that, Bucky walked around from behind the bar and into the back hallway towards the bathrooms, ignoring Steve’s calls that he honestly was not going to watch the bar for him.

After going to the jon, Bucky waited outside the bathrooms, leaning against the wall opposite of the women’s bathroom door, which soon opened as the girl from earlier stepped out. He was lighting a cigarette when you paused to look up at him, but noticed he was already looking at you.

"The owner lets their bartenders smoke inside?” You say with mock reprimanding.

Bucky chuckles and takes a hit, then blows the smoke out from the side of his mouth. “Well what if the bartender is also the owner?”

You cross your arms in a shrug. “You got me, then. So you really own this place?”

“Yeah, bought it a few years back. It’s given me a decent living. I actually live in the apartment just above it too.”

“Ohhhh, so the studio? Nice place.”

Bucky nods once, keeping his eyes locked with yours. “You been up there before?”

“Yep, the previous owner may have taken me up there once or twice.” You grin playfully, biting your lip and reveling in the reward of his pupils dilating against those pretty sky blue irises. God, he was gorgeous.

“Ahh I see. And was he - I mean - it entertaining? The place and all… Has a nice view, decent surround sound setup.” A playful glimmer flashed across his eyes as he spoke, and you felt your stomach flip - in the good way.

“Yeah, I’d say so.” You flashed another smile at him. “My name’s (y/n), by the way.” You held out your hand and he took it, bringing it slowly to his lips, inadvertently pulling you closer to him.

“Nice to meet you, Miss (y/n). My name is James Buchanan Barnes.” He kissed your knuckles softly, letting his mouth linger while still keeping eye contact with you. “But you can call me Bucky.”

You were glad you wore foundation that night or else he would’ve been able to see how flushed you had gotten. “Nice to meet you then, Bucky Barnes.”

You two probably would’ve stayed there gazing at each other for longer if a stumbling guest hadn’t entered the hallway and tripped over himself between you towards the men’s bathroom. You both awkwardly stepped back against opposite walls, looking down at the floor while the man slurred something about his “damn mortgage payments” and walked into the men’s room.

After watching the swinging door close, Bucky looked up at you and let out a small laugh, “I hope our night turns out better than his seems to be.”

You smiled widely. “I think it will.”

Bucky gleamed as he scratched the back of his head. “So, uh, would you like to get more drinks? On the house.”

“Hmmmmm on the house? How could I say no to that.” You winked at him, delighted to see his cheeks turn pink. Getting attractive men to blush always made you pleased on the inside. “After you, Mr. Barnes.”

You followed him out of the hallway and back into the main room of the bar. He walked behind the bar table and got out a mixture of different drinks while you took a seat next to a handsome blond. He grinned kindly at you and then looked at Bucky.

“Aw, you making that for me?” He snickered at Bucky, who rolled his eyes with a laugh.

“Yeah you wish. I’m making this for the lovely (y/n) here, actually.”

The blond turned his head to you again and smiled. “Hi, (y/n). I’m Steve Rogers.”

Geez, you thought, what is it about this bar? An attractive guy magnet? You returned a small smile and gave a slight nod. “Nice to meet you, Steve.”

The three of you spent the next two hours drinking, laughing, chatting, and playing with Steve’s game cards that he took from his coat pocket. You beat them every time.

“Gosh, (y/n), are you a mind reader or something?” Steve breathed out, baffled that you beat him at blackjack for the fifth time.

You giggled, feeling a bit lightheaded as you leaned against the back of your stool. “You callin’ me a cheater, Mr. Rogers?”

“No no,” he laughed. “It’s just… you’re truly good at it.”

“Well thank you~” you somewhat sang out, and giggled again.

He sighed and turned to look up at the clock above Bucky. “Wow, it’s 3am? Where does the time go when you’re having a good time, huh? I’ve gotta be heading home.”

Bucky nodded at him. “Want me to call you an uber?”

Steve waved him off. “Nah, I’ll walk. I like to think off my alcohol,” he chuckled.

Bucky grinned at him. “Alright, alright. I’ll see you around then, bud.”

“It was nice to meet you, (y/n),” he mumbled as he turned to you with a small smile. You smiled back with a short nod as he stood up. With a quick wave, he walked out of the bar with the last few guests following behind.

You watched until the last person left, then slowly turned back towards Bucky. “Steve’s such a nice guy,” you say to him as he finishes off his 8th beer.

“Yeah, I’ve known him for a looooong time. He’s my best friend actually.” His eyes look nostalgic for a split second, but the moment passes and he’s then leaning on the table and just looking at you.

Heat goes to your ears as you somewhat look away from those intense eyes, and you mumble with feign confidence, “Why are you looking at me like that, Mr. Barnes, hm?”

He sighs through his nose and simply states, “I just really want to kiss you right now.”

Your eyes widen for a split second as you see him lean in, but it’s taking too damn long. You close the gap, almost too quickly, as your mouth clumsily crashes against his. Bucky truly doesn’t seem to mind because his hands are immediately at the sides of your face, holding you against him. You climb on top of the bar, accidentally knocking over a few glasses, but neither of you really cared the second your legs wrapped around his torso. You kiss each other hungrily, only breaking apart to rip your shirts off each other and toss them to who knows where. Lord, he tastes so good, it’s addicting. His stomach grinds against you, and his mouth leaves marks along your jaw and neck, but it’s not enough. He lets out a deep groan as you tug on his messy brown locks, and you swear it’s the sexiest sound you’ve ever heard. One hand caresses your thigh while the other digs into your ass causing your head to tilt back with a gasp. Why is this so intense right now?

“Ohh, my god, Bucky,” you sigh as he nips that sweet spot between your neck and shoulder, urging him to keep going.

Bucky’s hands slide up the sides of your torso, sending shivers down your spine. He kisses down your sternum to your stomach, and up again while he palms over your red lacy bra. The unexpected teeth dragging and licks are driving you insane. You lean back on your elbows as he goes lower, his hands now both wrapped into the fabric of your skirt, surprising you that it hasn’t ripped yet. He tugs on it, just enough so the rim of your matching underwear is showing, but all you want is for him to tear everything off. His tongue swirls around the sensitive skin of your right inner hip bone, causing your hips to buck in anticipation. This man is going to kill me… Holy shit, this is amazing- 

And then he stops.

“W-wait, what’re you doing?” You breathe out heavily as he stands up, allowing more space between the two of you.

“I-I’m sorry, (y/n),” he pants, catching your disappointed eyes with his. “But I can’t do this. Not right now.”

You feel a pang in your chest, and suddenly feel the need to cover up. “O-oh… why?”

Catching your mood, he corrects himself. “No, no…! I don’t mean it’s cuz of you or your body. I mean, I swear, I’m in love with it. Really. It’s just… before I do anything with you, I’d rather we be sober.”

You look down and nod, still feeling slightly disappointed, but better. “Oh. Yeah, I can respect that.”

Still with chests heaving, you keep your eyes locked on each other. If it felt like that intoxicated, you could only imagine what it would feel like completely sober. What was that even?

“So, um… do you have a ride…?” He asks, baffling you that this guy can go from freaking sex demon to caring angel in seconds.

“I…uh. No actually. I forgot to set one up.”

“Oh. You, um… wanna stay with me? I mean like in my bed - I mean at my apartment with me - but not like WITH me in that sense cuz drunk and yeah.”

“Oh my gosh,” you laughed, shaking your head at the blushing dork before you. “Yes, that sounds fine to me. Thank you.”

He shrugged shyly and smiled. “No problem.”

After picking up your shirts and locking the front door, you took your arm in his and walked to the hallway, heading in the opposite direction of the bathrooms to another locked door that lead to a stairway. You were shocked you didn’t hear any yelling from neighbors telling the two of you to shut up from all the drunken giggling that occurred the entire climb. Once going up a couple stories, you made it to the 5th floor where there was another door. Bucky unlocked and opened it, guiding you into his open studio apartment. It was only a little bit different than you remembered three years ago - more cozy maybe. Being near the water meant the large ceiling-to-floor windows displayed a perfect view of the Hudson River; you remember it looking gorgeous at sunset.

“Here, you can take my bed, I’ll take the couch. The bathroom is over there to the left of the windows.” Bucky grabbed a pillow off his king size bed for himself and started heading towards the couch when you stopped him.

“Wait, um, can I sleep with you…? Like in your bed, together, just spooning or something,” you ask shyly.

Bucky can’t help but think you’re the cutest, sexiest thing he’s ever seen and relaxes his paused stance. With a small smile, he replies, “Of course. Sounds great to me. You can borrow one of my t-shirts if you’d like.”

“Sure, thank you, Mr. Barnes.”

“My pleasure, Miss (y/n).”

After clumsily washing up and changing into your respectable pjs, the two of you crawl under the covers together. Bucky pulls you in close to him, but not too close as to arouse another bar-incident. You enjoyed the feeling of his strong arms gently wrapping around you, making you feel safe for once in a long time. But he didn’t need to know about that. It’s not like you were staying with him for long anyways, just another guy on another lonely night. Yet, it didn’t feel so lonely this time, and that made part of you hate it, because that meant that it would only hurt once this little - whatever this was - had to end.

Bucky let out a content sigh, interrupting your thoughts. “Goodnight, (y/n), sweet dreams.”

You can’t help the smile that plays across your lips. “Goodnight, Bucky. Thank you for this… See you in the morning.”

Steal My Heart Chapter Nine

Genre: Chaptered, fantasy AU, Prince!Phil, Thief!Dan, romance, enemies to lovers, angst and fluff, slow burn (like serious slow burn)

Warnings: some violence, mentions of death (no main characters), dark magic, descriptions of wounds/blood, some hints of sexual scenes (but no actual smut), murder, dangerous situations, stealing/thievery

Summary: Captain of the Royal Guard and Prince of Morellia, Philip Lester has never been given the chance to find love. Instead, he’s run from a system that works to end class differences and improve equality for its citizens. Happy as he is to make the world a better place, Phil can’t help feeling bitter towards his ancestors for making it impossible for him to find someone who will actually love him for more than just his title, and strives instead for a life of justice and doing good - only to meet his match in the King of Thieves, a man who will change everything he once thought he knew in life. Together, they must depart on a quest to save the kingdom, and, in the process, destroy their differences and find their own form of love.

Word count: 240,000+

Updates: Sunday

Thanks so much to @botanistlester for betaing this giant monster, as she’s been super helpful and encouraging with her little comments and endless excitement. We couldn’t have done it without you <3

Disclaimer: In no way do I claim that this is real or cast aspersions on Dan or Phil

For reference, @snowbunnylester is Phil, @ineverhadmyinternetphase is Dan

Someone actually drew us art for Steal My Heart recently!! We meant to link it last week, but it completely slipped our mind, whoops! But yes, I’m so excited and happy, our dear friend @cosmicphandom2k16 drew the kissing scene from chapter seven for us, and you can find that post here! Hope you guys enjoy todays chapter! <3

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anonymous asked:

Why do you hate Reiner?

I don’t hate him necessarily, I’m just not overly excited about his existence. Jokes aside tho, I don’t like him because of how selfish and manipulative he is. And this is gonna sound awful and it is but I also dislike him because he kept talking about marrying Christa, and well I’m a huge YumiKuri shipper so…. Yeah not the best reason to dislike him. But I will admit he is a pretty interesting character and I do like seeing him in these recent chapters.

Don’t get me wrong:

I’ve never denied the fact that I miss Hideyoshi Nagachika so much. Despite his painstakingly long absence in the manga, he has become one of my most favorite characters in the series. If Hide/Kaneki was unmistakably cannon, I wouldn’t mind that at all~

But

Touken is the cannon couple here and I respect that just as much. Here’s why:

1. Touka’s biggest fear is having the people she loves leave her suddenly. For one person, she has faced so much loss, from losing her mother, father, brother, Yoshimura, most of Anteiku, Yoriko, Hinami, and Kaneki. Having Kaneki back in her life, Touka will go to any measures to keep him by her side. (Confessing her feelings in the most awkward way possible?)

2. The reason I love this ship so much is because the two of them, Kaneki and Touka, both have the potential to grow together, seeing as they’ve both suffered physically and mentally, they both have their scars and lots of them! I’d just love to see them work together as a couple in fixing their flaws. Who knows, maybe Touka could even help mend Kaneki and Hide’s relationship seeing as Touka is way more straightforward and blunt at times.


The recent Tokyo Ghoul :re chapter 124 was an amazing, exciting chapter because Hide’s name was finally brought up and I got to see my ship sail at last~ Something tells me, however, that Hide’s ghost will appear sooner than we think (so don’t give up hope Hide fans. :) Hide is alive and (hopefully) well. I can only hope that Touka and Kaneki’s relationship doesn’t end on too much of a brief, tragic note. (Knowing how Ishida treats his cannon couples, that might be the case.)

This chapter was so good in so many ways. Starting with Kaneki and Touka beating Shinsanpei and Mutsuki like it was child’s play. They got so arrogant and had to use dirty tactics, and then the power couple was like “get that shit out of here”.

And then the fucking scene at the end, omg.

I’ve been living recently with 122 and 124. I’m so excited for the next chapter, I can’t even describe it. Can’t wait to see what touken moment we’ll get next. Hoping that they kissed, but there’s a possibility that they didn’t. Either way will lead to a great moment. So excited!

Your Voice

Sorry I haven’t been very productive lately, I’ve been really busy at work recently and had a serious case of writer’s block. I wrote this to try to get over it, and I’m happy to say it worked. This is part one of a series I’m working on, and I’m pretty excited to see how it’ll turn out. I’ve also started working on the submissions again and will probably have some up by next week. So anyway, I hope you like it!

Here’s a link to Chapter 2 and Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5  Chapter 6


707: Heya MC

MC: Heya God Seven

707: Hey God MC

ZEN: lolol What in the world are you two doing? Lolol

707: Playing God and Pauper

707: Hey Pauper Zen

ZEN: But both of you…

MC smiled as they watched as Seven teased Zen. They were on Seven’s route again, and it felt just like the first time. They laughed as they talked about how Jumin called Yoosung’s mom, MC really enjoyed watching it. They wished they could have been a bigger part of it.

Just when things were about to get serious, the messenger crashed, and the background switched from a blue sky, to a plain green with several zeros and ones. MC was scared. This wasn’t how they remembered Seven’s route. The screen went black and they suddenly got a call. The picture was black, and there was no name under it, but against their better judgment, they picked up the call, and they heard a familiar voice answer.

“Oh, you picked up. Thank god.”

This was surprising. They definitely didn’t remember him calling during this chat, and they haven’t even finished the chat yet. What was going on?

“MC? Are you there?”

MC waited for choices to show up, but the screen remained black. They began tapping on the screen, but nothing happened.

“MC, say something.”

Finally, MC decided to try something. They spoke up for the first time since they started playing that game. “H-hello?”

“Yes! MC!”

“Oh my god!” MC nearly dropped their phone.

“MC, I can’t believe I’m finally getting to hear your voice!”

MC was amazed. They couldn’t believe cheritz finally found a way to let the characters respond to the players’ voices. It was a bit strange since they haven’t even updated the game lately, but maybe that’s what that weird screen was for.

As if reading their mind, Saeyoung spoke, “This isn’t a dlc, MC.”

“What?”

“This is really me. Saeyoung. I hacked into the app so that I could finally talk to you.”

MC laughed a little. “Yes. Okay.” They thought that that call was probably a tutorial for when they got other calls. “Thank you, Seven.”

Saeyoung was getting frustrated. How would he get them to believe him? “MC, I’m serious. I’m really here.”

“Yes, I believe you.” MC said, trying to make their voice sound normal. Maybe it senses intonations too? They thought, Wow.

Saeyoung sighed. They really wouldn’t take him seriously. Well, I can’t blame them. He thought. He decided he’d have to prove it to them. “Hold on.”

“Saeyoung? Hello?” MC heard clacking on the other end of the line and felt their phone vibrate and saw the screen change. There, on the screen was Saeyoung waving at them. MC was speechless.

“Wow, you look even better than I imagined.”

“Oh my god, wow!”

Saeyoung hoped that MC would believe him then, but he knew they just thought this was another part of the app.  “You still don’t believe me.” He said defeated. It actually made MC feel a little bad.

He was about to give up when MC spoke again, “If you’re really who you say you are, then I want you to answer my questions.”

“I’ll answer anything, MC!”

It took some convincing, but eventually, MC finally believed him. MC lay on their bed, just enjoying Saeyoung’s company, even if it was just on the phone. They talked about whatever came to mind, and they loved it. It was everything they dreamed it would be.

“What’s it like?” Saeyoung suddenly asked, “Being real?”

“I don’t really know how to explain it. I’ve never really been anything else.” MC laughed. “All I can tell you is, it can be difficult. There’s no right way to get a happy ending. There aren’t any walkthroughs or cheats, and there’s no way to know if you’re on your way to getting a ‘good end’. And sometimes, you really can’t get it at all.“

Saeyoung listened quietly as MC continued.

"Games like mystic messenger can help a lot, but it can get lonely. But sometimes, that’s the reason you get into the game to begin with. It’s fun to joke about,” they laughed, “but it really is sad when you think about it. How it would be impossible to be with the characters you’ve grown so attached to. How no matter how many times you see them smiling at you on that screen, or how many times you finish the game, that’s all it’ll ever be. Them on the screen, and you right here.”

Saeyoung said nothing, and just thought about what MC said.

He was brought out of his thoughts when they spoke again, “What’s it like being in an app?”

It took him a moment to answer. “It’s hard.” Saeyoung finally said, “It it hurts to watch the one you lo-” Saeyoung cut himself off, “the person you care most about, go through the different routes, fall in love with different people, and leave you just watching as they profess their love to each other over and over again.”

MC was the quiet one this time. They thought about all the times they chose someone else’s route and how Saeyoung must have felt about it.

“And when they do choose your route, knowing that whatever you do, no matter how many times you get the good end, or normal end, or whatever, that’s all it’s going to be. That’s how it ends. Even if we get a new dlc, it would never compare to the real thing.” Saeyoung paused for a moment, “It doesn’t compare to how this feels right now, MC.”

MC blushed when he said that. He cared about them. He felt the same way they did. “I-is that why you hacked into the app?” They finally asked.

“Yes. I-I know I shouldn’t have, it was the most important rule, but I just wanted to talk to you for real. I’m sorry, MC.”

“No, Saeyoung! I’m glad you did. I’ve always wanted to talk to you for real too.”

“MC, you don’t know how happy I am to hear that!” Saeyoung tried to say something else, but the line was breaking up. MC checked their internet connection, but it was fine.

“Saeyoung?”

He was able to fix the line long enough to speak again, “MC, I have to go. There’s something wrong. I added my number to your contacts list, you can all me during the times we have chats together. I’ll call you again soon. I-” The connection was lost before he could continue.

MC happily stared at their phone. They couldn’t believe this was happening. They finally had a chance to have something more with Saeyoung, they were over the moon. They thought about calling him, but they knew that they had to wait until the next Seven chat. They weren’t quite sure what was going on, but at that moment, it didn’t matter. They were going to enjoy this for as long as it would last.

anonymous asked:

Omg just seen the spoilers!! And I'm shook! But anyway I remember when I first found out about the 2CT I was so excited and like I really hoped it would happen, but now after reading these recent chapters I feel that would be I guess you can say "too easy" or expected so I really hope Yana throws a curve ball of some sort and shocks us all!

Yeah, I’ve never been the biggest fan of the 2CT from the start and I, too, thought there were too many hints and that Yana might want to mislead us with that. But at this point I really can’t think of another explanation for all these hints anymore. So I guess the 2CT is very likely now. But anyway, as long as there is no confirmation it’s still a theory for me. And if Yana does indeed have another explanation that really makes sense with everything I’ll be very impressed.