to drown the world
All Glory Ends in Night - spirithorse - Tales of Zestiria [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

Rating: E
Pairing: Sormik
Fandom: Tales of Zestiria
Warnings: Graphic depictions of violence, major character death, A/B/O dynamics, mating cycles/in heat, knotting, mpreg.
Summary: The world and its people drown in malevolence.

Sorey struggles with the weight and the sins of a broken empire that enslaves the seraphim. Mikleo is the remaining survivor of an attack that left him manifesting as a drake.

When we made the pact I asked you to make me king. Do that and let’s bring peace to the world with a benevolent hand, or destroy it trying.”

Notes: This is all Nami (@shamingcows​) fault. She was talking ABO on twitter and then tossed me this intriguing bone. And then I couldn’t stop thinking about it. There are also some references to Tales of Berseria but no major plot spoilers. Title taken from J.R.R. Tolkien.

I’m going to be doing this fic a little differently simply because 1) it’s become a monster and 2) I’m working on a MA full time while writing this. As such, I will be updating this fic once a week on Tuesdays and will be posting it in two parts. This is part one, part two will follow as soon as I have written and edited it. I can’t give you a firm time on that because it all depends on what life throws at me, but I promise that I have no intention of giving up on this fic.

No one in my family, not one of my friends or classmates realized that I was going through life asleep. It was literally true: I was going through life asleep. My body had no more feeling than a drowned corpse. My very existence, my life in the world, seemed like a hallucination. A strong wind would make me think my body was about to be blown to the end of the earth, to some land I had never seen or heard of, where my mind and body would separate forever. ‘Hold tight’, I would tell myself, but there was nothing for me to hold on to.
—  Haruki Murakami

A block of ice containing a drowned fox who broke through the thin ice of the Danube river four days earlier sits on the bank of the Danube river in Fridingen, southern Germany, Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

(Johannes Stehle/dpa via AP)                                            

I watch the sun rise and I watch it set
beautifully at rest
I watch the dark clouds set over me
I watch the moon light upon me
I count the stars above me
gazing at the beauty that lays in front of me
I look over by my side and see you next to me
I widen my eyes and I realize
I love you more than the stars that shine through my eyes
I love you more than the moonrise
I love you more than the sun that lights up my day
I love you more everyday
And without you my world isn’t even grey
It’s far more darker than grey,
Without you my world would just fade away. -l.m
—  Drowning at 3am

Based on Ao3 hit count, here are the 


  1. Hiding Out In The Kitchen by LittleMousling 
  2. Smaller Than Me by checkthemargins 
  3. Crawl Into Your Atmosphere by spibsy 
  4. Louis Lucas by theteapirate 
  5. Horizontal Like A Quarter To Three by orphan_account 
  6. He Wants by three_miles 
  7. Through The Darkest Of Your Days by robpatFF 
  8. After Hours by thilia
  9. Louder Louder by orphan_account
  10. To Be The Friction In Your Jeans by heartroots
  11. Nice Boy Seeks Same For Hook-Up by LittleMousling
  12. All Full Up With Your Love by orphan_account
  13. To Be A Fool by flimsy
  14. Like Every Party Is Just Us (Five) by LittleMousling
  15. All The Corners Of The World by robpatFF
  16. Darcy’s Dad by DeadBegonia
  17. Leave You Drowning Until You Reach For My Hand by orphan_account
  18. Roll The Dice (And Swear That Your Love’s For Me) by trustingno1
  19. Only Several Miles From The Sun by robpatFF
  20. One Of The Beautiful People by cantgetnoworse
  21. Someone Who Knows How To Ride by orphan_account
  22. Google Says Cut That Out by LittleMousling
  23. To Build A Home by orphan_account
  24. Familiar Strangers by LittleMousing
  25. Just A Memory (And All That We Could’ve Been) by trustingno1
  26. The Next Big Thing by PoorMedea
  27. Faith And Trust And Pixie Dust by kotabear24
  28. Once Like A Spark by flimsy
  29. Agent Provocateur by orphan_account
  30. I Hate You by mediwitch3
  31. We Took The Slow Way by dangerbears
  32. The Wall by Rory_Croft
  33. Grow Into You by lorinhazuzu
  34. Better Than Angels Raining Down by Randominity
  35. A Game That I’m Destined To Lose by we_are_the_same
  36. Keep Me Forever, Tell Me You Own Me by unapologetic_thirst
  37. Fevered by cyclogenesis
  38. Paint You By Numbers by shrdmdnssftw
  39. Tiptoe Through Our Shiny City by ithacas
  40. Three Days Underwater by theteapirate
  41. The Distance Between First and Second by badjujuboo
  42. Stick Your Heart Inside My Chest, Keep It Warm Here While We Rest by moutonrose
  43. We Grew Up Together, And We’re Gonna Last Forever by kotabear24
  44. Sippage by orphan_account
  45. Just A Quick Look by DeadBegonia
  46. Something To Be by aguantare
  47. Paper Planes by cathedralhearts
  48. Gemini by DeadBegonia
  49. These Tornadoes Are All For You by withmyteethsharper
  50. The One In Which Harry Styles Has Blue Balls by Thelonelycoast

Post 1/? of the Louis & Harry Fic History series

In 2016 I had to learn how to say goodbye. Goodbye to people. Goodbye to circumstances. Goodbye to what I was use to; a certain way of being and doing things. Goodbye to my comfort zone. Goodbye to thinking I could control life, instead of going with the flow and trusting in Gods plan for me. Goodbye to old wounds. Goodbye to the story of sorrow we tell ourselves. Goodbye to thinking I always know best. Goodbye to not letting anyone in, to instead being emotionally open, no matter how terrifying vulnerability is. Goodbye to useless and selfish desires. Goodbye to mental isolation, the imprisonment of our own mind. Goodbye to the internal world I was drowning in. And finally the last lesson of all, I had to learn how to say goodbye to the good old loyal companion that never left. I said my final goodbye to pain.