virals-series

anonymous asked:

what they actually wrote inside the book though was "scooby doo meets Harry Potter" and I loveee that

Im crying anon. The two phases of my childhood coming together, this explains so much. Whoever wrote that deserves a gold star ⭐

Also since you brought up HP and I had some feels earlier today:

  • Amortentia to Tory smells of the sea which somehow she’s come to attribute to Ben, her mother’s perfume and the soft musky scent of Cooper’s fur
  • Amortentia to Ben smells like the pages of a book and the brine of the sea and the sweet scent of Tory’s hair
  • Kisses in half-hidden corridors that taste of butter-beer and chocolate frogs once they get together
  • Hiram asking Shelton to dance at the Yule Ball sobs
  • ALL THE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS CAN YOU IMAGINE
  • Invading each other’s common rooms and lounging around the fireplaces, playing chess and snapdragon
  • All the times they have to spend in the hospital room because Ben (and Ella) is a competitive little shit and “someone needs to put Claybourne in his place”
  • Snowball fights in the wintertime that eventually lead to big puppy piles in the common rooms
  • Tory taking Ben to her mother’s grave one day after they’ve graduated and she has to step away but when she comes back, Ben is talking and holding a ring
  • “Do you think she’ll like it?” “I do”
  • <p> <b>person:</b> hey can you suggest any books to me?<p/><b>me:</b> YES<p/><b>me:</b> *throws The Lunar Chronicles at them*<p/><b>me:</b> *throws The Selection trilogy at them*<p/><b>me:</b> *throws The Heroes of Olympus at them*<p/><b>me:</b> *throws the Virals series at them*<p/><b>me:</b> *throws bookshelf at them*<p/><b>me:</b> oh look sorry I killed you<p/></p>
Shelton’s head reared back, his mouth opening to protest. Then he shut it with a thoughtful expression. Hi was already nodding. “This would make a badass clubhouse. A place where we control the rules for a change. Super best friends need a sweet place to congregate. For book club. And snacks.”
His lunatic rambling was oddly touching. “Is that what we are?”
Hi looked confused. “Huh?”
Now it was my turn to blush. “Super best friends.”
Hi froze a beat, then barked a laugh. Embarrassed, Shelton began studiously cleaning his glasses.
I looked at Ben. He cracked the first smile I’d seen from him.
“Of course, Tory Brennan.” Hi thrust out a hand, palm up. “Bring it in. Morris Islanders have to stick together.”
Ben added his hand to Hi’s. Then Shelton.
All three looked at me, grinning like monkeys. Waiting.
I damn near cried.
—  Excerpt From: Kathy Reichs & Brendan Reichs. “Shock.”

“Tell me why, Ben. Why would you want to trick us in the first place?”

Ben stopped pacing. Looking directly at me. “Don’t you know?”

I shook my head, confused.

To impress you, Victoria Brennan.” His voice cracked. “I wanted you to think I was special.”

Oh, Ben.

He’d started this madness… for me?

I missed the last part of Virals Appreciation Week (I think) so here have a Bluenan edit as an apology