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A Marriage Is For Life, Not Just For Deniable Accountability - Chapter 7 - HoopyFrood - Gotham (TV) [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 7/?
Fandom: Gotham (TV)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Oswald Cobblepot/Edward Nygma
Characters: Oswald Cobblepot, Edward Nygma, Barbara Kean, Jim Gordon, Selina Kyle, Gabe (Gotham), Olga (Gotham), Victor Zsasz
Additional Tags: Fake Marriage, Fake/Pretend Relationship, Unresolved Romantic Tension, Not Actually Unrequited Love, Fluff, Psychopaths In Love, Mutual Pining, Jealousy, Domestic Bliss, Self-Doubt, Slow Burn, Marriage of Convenience, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence, Canon Disabled Character, Male-Female Friendship, POV Male Character
Summary:

Ed proposes a proposal.

A/N: Ahhhh, sorry for the wait, guys, I’ve been utterly swamped with work this past month. But just so y’all know, if it ever seems like I’m taking way too long between chapters, please don’t think I’ve abandoned it. I am fully committed to getting this fic finished. Hope you enjoy.

Mulan Starters:

“Punch him. It’s how men say hello.”

“Uh, I got a name. …And it’s a boy’s name, too.”

“Who knew you’d end up shaming him and disgracing your ancestors and losing all your friends…?”

“Hey, get out of there! You’re gonna make people sick!”

“Well, myself, I kinda like that corn chip smell.”

“I never want to see a naked man again.”

“I ain’t biting no more butts.”

“I was just washing, so now I’m clean, and I’m gonna go. Bye-bye!”

“Sorry you had to see that, but you know how it is when you get those, uh, manly urges, and you just gotta kill somethin’!”

“I’m travel-size for your convenience.”

“Why was I a fool in school for cutting gym?”

“If I were truly to be myself I would break my family’s heart.”

“Now I really wish that I knew how to swim!”

“You know, we have to work on your people skills.”

“Play nice with the other kids, unless, of course, one of the other kids wanna fight, then you have to kick the other kid’s butt.”

“Does this dress make me look fat?”

“Who spit in her bean curd?”

“They popped out of the snow like daisies!”

“You don’t belong here, [NAME]. Go home.”

“The only girl who’d love him is his mother.”

“Our little baby’s all grown up and saving China.”

I’ve gotten a few requests to do a second part to my drunk!harry fic (also sorry if you requested it forever ago, i just saw the comments on it today!), so here it is 😊

My Writing

Part One // Part Three


When Draco was finally able to fall asleep, it seemed as though his eyes had only been closed for about ten minutes before he was woken up by the ringing of a phone. Yes, a phone. Draco, too, found that hard to believe, but Potter had somehow convinced him to get one, saying that it was more convenient than using the floo all the time because that way he wouldn’t have people just showing up at his flat every time they needed to tell him something. 

Draco groaned and answered the phone.

“Hello?” He said groggily.

“Draco,” someone, who Draco immediately recognized as Harry, slurred.

“Potter? What is it?”

“I can’t sleep. Also, you said you would call me Harry from now on.”

Draco could practically hear the pout in Harry’s voice. He sighed and ran his hand down his face. 

“Harry, you were asleep when I left.”

“I know, but then I heard a noise that woke me up. I think someone might be in my house!”

Draco rolled his eyes. Potter hadn’t even been that drunk, he wondered what he was like when he was utterly hammered.

“Will you come over, Draco? Please?”

Draco let out another sigh, but was already throwing on some clothes.

“Yeah, I’ll be there in a bit,” he answered and hung up.

He finished getting dressed and then apparated to Harry’s house. He searched the house to appease Harry, and, unsurprisingly, didn’t find anyone there.

“Potter, I cannot believe you woke me up at three in the bloody morning,” he said as he walked into Harry’s bedroom.

“Did you look to see if there’s anyone else here?”

“Yes, and there was no one. However, I can see now that you’ve left this window open, so what you heard was probably something from outside.”

Draco reached over Harry to close the window that was above his bed.

Harry blushed and bit his lip.

“Sorry…”

Draco met Harry’s eyes and his heart melted at the look he was giving him. All his anger and annoyance at being summoned here at such an ungodly hour immediately disappeared. Draco gave him a small smile.

“It’s okay. Now scoot over.”

Harry gave him a confused look, and Draco raised an eyebrow.

“You can’t really expect me to go all the way back home. Knowing you, I’ll be called here again the second I lay down,” Draco teased.

Harry grinned and made room on his bed for Draco, who climbed in next to Harry, but then blushed at their proximity. 

What was I thinking? There’s a perfectly good sofa that I could have slept on to avoid how awkward this is sure to become.

Draco kept thinking these kinds of things, but then realized that Harry didn’t seem to mind one bit. In fact, he had cuddled right up to Draco, wrapping his arms around him and resting his head on his chest. Draco’s breath caught in his throat. Potter was cuddling with him. Surely it was just the alcohol in his system, though, and once morning came, he would be kicked out of the bed.

“Potter, what are you doing?”

Harry lifted his head to glare at Draco.

“It’s Harry! HAR-RY. Say it with me Draco: Harry.”

Draco chuckled.

“Sorry, it takes some getting used to. What are you doing, Harry?”

Harry smiled and laid his head back down on Draco’s chest.

“I just wanted to be comfortable.”

“I see, and the most comfortable place is on top of me?”

“Yup. You’re very warm, Draco.”

Draco just smiled and basked in the moment. This is what he fell asleep thinking about every night.

Harry, then, without really thinking about it, leaned up a little to place a small, soft kiss to Draco’s jaw.

Draco’s eyes widened and he felt heat flood his cheeks, but decided to keep his mouth shut. He really, really didn’t want to ruin this. He simply wrapped one of his arms around Harry and pulled him closer.

Harry hummed contentedly and moved his head from Draco’s chest to rest it on the pillow to look at Draco. Grey eyes met green. They were mere inches away from each other, and Draco felt himself leaning closer, closer until he finally pressed his lips to Harry’s. 

The kiss was gentle and warm. When they pulled away, Harry gave Draco a shy smile.

Draco was unable to return the smile, though, He immediately busied himself thinking about what a stupid thing that was to do. Because now, he would have that memory in his mind only to have Potter still only think of him as a friend when he returns to his sober state. Draco sighed and removed his arm from around Harry.

“You should really try to get some sleep,” Draco said in a slightly bored tone.

Harry gave him a slightly hurt look, but nodded and turned on his side, so he was no longer facing Draco, and quickly drifted off to sleep.

Draco decided that it was better this way. He shouldn’t get his hopes up only to be let down like so many times before. After all, it was the alcohol acting, not Harry. 

Anonymous asked:

Hello! My story unfolds in USA, and I wanted it to be in New York. However, there may be problems, with localization, transport, traveling times, establishments, names of places, etc. Can I create a fictional location, a city comparable to Los Angeles, so I could mold it to my story’s convenience, in the real wolrd? That way I wouldn’t need to use real addresses, too. Sorry if the ask doesn’t make sense, my wording can be weird. Thanks!


Just because you use a real city, like New York, for example, doesn’t mean you need to use real locations or addresses within that city. You can make up things like shops, restaurants, neighborhoods, warehouses, buildings, events, attractions, malls, corporations, museums, parks, even street names, if you want. Those don’t have to be real. However, you will want to make sure that certain things are correct. For example, you wouldn’t have your characters make a one hour drive to a desert from New York City, since that isn’t possible in real life. And, you wouldn’t want to make up a fictional river running through the city instead of using the actual rivers that run through it. You can read more about that in my post Setting Your Story in an Unfamiliar Place.

While it’s fine to create fictional towns or even small cities, creating fictional cities on the scale of New York City or Los Angeles gets a bit harder. It does tend to bring things into the realm of “alternative universe,” much like the cities of Gotham or Metropolis in Batman and Superman. People know those cities aren’t real, so on some level it always feels a bit fantastical. If the story isn’t meant to be a bit fantastical, it can end up bringing the reader out of the story. So, if you don’t want to go AU with your story, try using a combination of fictional and real locations in an existing large city. :)

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Have a writing question? I’d love to hear from you! Please be sure to read my ask rules and master list first or your question will not be answered. :)

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my first actual post! what’s in my bag~

  • i srsly recommend getting a small whiteboard if you’re a STEM student or if you’re in any math class. It’s so convenient for practice problems.
  • a portable charger (like for your phone) is also super handy! Just in case you’re studying in a place without a nearby outlet. they’re not too expensive either.
  • a multicompartment pencil pouch is great! I just bought a new one from jetpens because I just got this one from like office depot lolol. i’m not in school rn so it’s not pictured but i was also able to fit my iclicker in that window compartment.
  • i exclusively use these foray tungsten carbide pens. don’t look down on them just because they’re officemax/officedepot brand!! they are so smooth and i have been using them for years. they’re .7 mm but write like .5 mm.
  • the pentel P205 .5 mm is my favorite mechanical pencil, but it’s pretty pricey but i’m ok with pricey pencils since you just have to replace lead!
  • i don’t recommend sharpie highlighters. i just bought them and bared with them for the year, but i bought new ones for this year!
Catherine ♂♀ Sentence Starters

“This isn’t the time to be dead!”

“When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.”

“Here’s something that’ll make you feel better!”

“Maybe it’s time for us to get out of our comfort zone too.”

“Man lives, man falls. There is no convenient short-cut to salvation that exists outside of this.”

“I didn’t want to cheat on you! I was just confused…”

"Sorry. Maybe I was a little too harsh.”

“Those who can bear all can dare all.”

“How dear you are to me… I… I understand now!“

“Oh, sorry for sending that last one while you were at work. I hope I didn’t get you in any trouble…”

"I’m… really confused right now… I mean, you’ve been acting really strange this week.”

“Being in love shows a person who he should be.”

"I die… or I kill you… Which would be better?”

"Is that the truth?”

“Love is being stupid together.”

“I’m worried about us…”

“Fine. I’ll give you… five seconds!”

“Man is a kind of mean between angels and beasts.”

“Oooooh! It’s our first *real* date tomorrow! I’m soooooooooooo excited!”

“Have you gotten involved in something bad? If that’s the case, tell me. Tell me the truth. Your problems are my problems now.”

“Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.”

“Let’s do something else after we go to the movies!“

“Marriage is just a ‘tradition’, right? Seriously, who wants to be tied down?”

“There are two kinds of men: the righteous who think they are sinners and the sinners who think they are righteous.”

"How desperate are you? You’re soooo pathetic!”

“I’m sorry, but I’m not so gullible that I can just believe whatever comes out of your mouth.”

“Love is a moment in life, a dream, and at times, a painful dream.”

“Never go to bed mad–stay up and fight.”

“If you’re going to make excuses, can you at least look me in the eye?”

“The greatest virtue in human matter is always patience.”

“You want me to FORGIVE YOU…?! HOW CAN I…?! I will NEVER forgive you!" 

“Of all serious things, marriage is the most ludicrous.”

"Why live a life without doing what you want? That’s just a recipe for a life of misery.”

“Woman is always fickle–foolish is he who trusts her.”

“A cat has nine lives, and a woman has the life of nine cats.”

“I’m sorry! I can’t think of the future after all this…!”

“Courage is knowing what not to fear.”

“I’m sorry…! I know I did something I can’t undo. I won’t make excuses.”

“People are kind of messed up sometimes.”

“If you would wish another to keep your secret, first keep it yourself.”

“Fear is a feeling that is stronger than love.”

“I can’t remember the last time I was alone in this city. Man, what a fucking dump…”

“Fear and courage are brothers.”

i don’t know where everyone’s gotten the idea that Draco ought to still be just as much of a coward after the war as he was during his first couple years at school

and emphasis on the first couple, here, because he was actually pretty goddamn brave during the 6th and 7th books

like, is everyone conveniently forgetting that Voldemort probably lived with the Malfoys during the 6th book, too? it would’ve been his primary means of making sure Lucius didn’t fuck up worse than he already had, and that Draco did the job he was assigned, and no other location is given for him during this time, so it stands to reason that’s a good assumption. this would mean that Draco had to live with the man, and deal with his presence and his constant death threats and constant murdering right in front of him for two years.

two. years.

and he STILL resisted killing Dumbledore

and he STILL lied to his aunt and his father, and by extension to Voldemort himself, in his own home, about being able to recognize Harry

idk man, i think Draco Malfoy is incredibly brave.

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I haven’t been feeling too good about my art lately so I decided to do some style studies to try to figure out what’s wrong (and I obviously had to use Metta as my guinea pig)

There’s like a bazillion wonderful artists just on Tumblr that I love and admire, but for conveniences sake I just picked the first few that came to mind, so to @picopepin, @thaidraws, @hotlegmeme and @toxicgummy, I’m really sorry about butchering your art styles, but it was fun

PLEASE REBLOG AND SHARE EVERYWHERE
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OKAY GUYS IM SOMEWHAT INACTIVE OVER HERE WHICH IM SORRY FOR BUT I STARTED THIS HASHTAG OVER ON INSTAGRAM AND ITD BE NICE FOR IT TO GET GOING OVER HERE TOO
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“Hello everyone! I am following in the footsteps of our lovely bab @hetali_love and declaring a national ship day for one of our top otps, DENNOR. #NationalDenNorDay will be held on November 11 (for convenience’s sake, I just picked my own birthday lmao it worked for senpai it shall be fine for me. I know it’s also Remembrance Day, but that just means it’ll be a triple awesome day.)
Just like on other ship days, you can post edits, fanart, fanfiction, cosplay, and anything else relating to DenNor that floats your fancy. Every ship deserves the love and these two are both such smol cute babs. Let’s make it happen!
Please repost and hashtag #nationaldennorday and/or #november11isdennorday Thank you!”

5 Times Shiro Almost Gave Up and 1 Time He Didn’t

For @tarball-sauce​ who commissioned me for a Shiro raising the twins during childhood. Sort of took it to the next level and went a bit above and beyond the request. I hope you like it and sorry it’s so late!

Series: Ao No Exorcist/Blue Exorcist
Rating: K (some cursing)
Word Count: 1751


I.

“I can’t. Fuck the deal, Mephisto. I don’t fucking care. Just come and pick them up. I can’t do this anymore.”

Keep reading

@equusgirl replied to your post “Is there ever a convenient time to be tired?”

Soul weary tired sucks. I agree that it’s never friggin convenient but like some days it sucks to be soul weary tired more than others. I hope you’re okay. Or at least like…functioning? I’m shit with words, I’m sorry.

@randombiochemist replied to your post “Is there ever a convenient time to be tired?”

Aw. Hope it goes away soon..

Thanks, both of you. Just… going through some really Heavy Stuff with a friend right now and work is being particularly rough. Bad combo. It leads to re-evaluating a lot of life things, which is unpleasant and also really tiring too. :\ 

But I do really appreciate the care. <3 <3 <3

@fantasticelasticheart replied to your post: “[[MOR] Someone did something to me this afternoon that I have asked…”:

I feel this SO HARD. I’ve been thinking this all week and every time I have an interaction with someone mentally healthy or neurotypical and it’s frustrating but it’s also FRUSTRATING bc you’ve already communicated your needs and they’re just IGNORING THEM LIKE AN ASSHOLE because it doesn’t impact them and fuck them for that too

ALL OF THIS. I don’t know how to put it other than “please don’t do X, it really upsets me,” but all they seem to hear is that it’s okay to do it if they really want to and it’s more convenient than the alternative. Yeah, sorry, no. You not doing the thing I’ve asked you not to do means you literally get to not do a thing! You DOING IT leaves me upset and shaken for literal hours and has me wondering if I can trust you to respect me at all. Like, COME ON.

Is Mashima counting down to something big??

Just what are we in store for?

I’m sorry if this has already been pointed out, I’m sure it could have already been in which case I apologize for the reiteration but…

Based off the spoilers for the upcoming chapters and the last chapter, there has been a recurring theme (however short it may be) amongst them.

Maybe it’s just a coincidence, maybe it’s nothing at all. But it is all a little too conveniently setup. We all know that the number seven has been prominent throughout Fairy Tail. And that each time the number is brought up, it’s attached to something significant.

7/7/x777 the dragons “disappear” to their slayers. Lucy and Natsu meet 7 years after Igneel’s “disappearance.” 7 year gap. 7 dragon slayers. 7 dragons came through the gate. Future Rogue was from 7 years in the future. Heck, we even recently found out that Grami learned of Layla’s state 7 days after she opened the Eclipse Gate.

Getting back on track, it looks like this countdown has begun from chapter 483, Seven Stars.

So far on our short list there is:

  • Seven Stars
  • Six Monsters
  • First Meal in Five Days

This is where we’re at so far and I wonder what is potentially waiting for us at the end(lol.)

A brief Acnologia face off with our favorite Fire Dragon Slayer(and Celestial Mage)?

Natsu reveals he is E.N.D to anyone else at this point (hopefully to Lucy, especially if they run off to fight August together??)

Natsu turns into E.N.D? (Though I imagine this may take place just a bit later at the next milestone – chapter 500 presumably?)

I’m honestly hoping for a reveal and some sort of emotional interaction on Natsu’s part because he must be in absolute turmoil. He needs to get this off his chest and Lucy just might be the only one with him at that point.

@smol-hux put a call out for something to be done up real quickly for an 8track she’s putting together for her biker gang AU! <3  so i was all too happy to take the challenge!!! <3 <3 <3 once in a while it’s fun to do speed paintings!!! heheh! (O wO) that said~ it still took a little longer than was probably convenient! i’m sorry! hahahah! XD i hope this fits the bill! <3 <3<3 i really wanted to highlight the badass jackets designed by @kylocatastrophe !!!! they’re amazing!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3 and this AU is just~ UGGG!!! so cool!!! <3 <3 <3

dont you just love how lexas hair conveniently avoids her tattoos and how her gown cONVENIENTLY exposes all of her tattoos 

like she couldve easly worn what clarke was wearing but nooo she knew she had to show off for clarke. wait no sorry sorry it was all just  c o n v e n i e n t 

Leo’s (VIXX) Reaction To her GF being just like him~

Do you do reactions, right? If so, could you do one when VIXX’s girlfriend is exactly like Leo (in her way, not appearance)?

Honestly, Leo would love either way even if she was his complete opposite because he loves who he loves and doesn’t let his ‘ideal’ type define who he will be with in the future. Of course, it is convenient to have someone in your life who shares the same interests and that's the case for Leo, he will love it. He will admire how much you too have in common and you won’t be just his girlfriend. You will be his best friend too, a person who knows can understand him and lend a shoulder when he is down.  He will just love you more when you two act similarly, do things together which you two enjoy. It will definitely be memorable for both you and him :).

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