wedding-arrangement

general li mulan

okay so i LOVE mulan okay. as far as i’m concerned it’s a Perfect Movie and doesn’t need any fixing. but i was thinking today and -

- what if mulan didn’t go to war to save her father?

say her father is dead, okay, killed by the previous war. so she’s raised by her mother and grandmother, women who’s complacency and softness has been worn away by necessity. she needs to marry well, for her family’s sake, because her mother has refused the hand of every man who offered. but mulan is even more rough around the edges than before, is educated not only in books (her mother said men wouldn’t find smarts attractive and grandmother pointed out that men aren’t always around and off to school mulan went) but in the sword too, taught to her by her classmate, ping.

mulan is considered in the lower end of the upper class, coming from a family of military men and scholars and successful merchants. ping is near the top, the son or nephew of an advisor to the emperor. his family is very rich and very important, and the reason they become friends is because mulan manages to notice something about him that he’s been hiding from everyone else - he’s going blind.

not totally blind, enough to get around, but blind enough that reading is difficult and swordplay is even worse, although once he has it down he has it. ping is no fool, he’s not weak or bumbling. his eyes just don’t work. so mulan notices and confronts him about it. she promises to keep it a secret, and hey, she’ll even help him with his assignments by reading the books out loud and helping him study. but in return he must teach her the sword, must teach her about military and tactics. he agrees.

ping and mulan become very good friends and there’s some raised eyebrows about it but they are TOO far away in class for it to be inappropriate, so they make tutting sounds and disapproving faces and let it go.

then the draft happens. ping can’t go to war, he won’t survive it. not with his eyesight like it is. so mulan offers him a deal - she’ll go to war for him, in his place. in return, if she survives, he must marry her. if she dies he must take care of her family.

ping can’t make this kind of family decision on his own, so he goes to his mother and tells her everything, about the eyesight and how he’ll die if he goes and mulan’s offer. his mother says he must keep it a secret from his father, but agrees - if mulan fights in her son’s place and survives, a wedding will be arranged. either way, mulan’s family will be taken care of. ping will be sent to live with some cousins in the meanwhile.

“you’re not in love with me, are you?” ping asks, helping mulan saddle her horse in the middle of the night. she scoffs and rolls her eyes, “not even a little. but marrying you will make my family happy, and besides, you’re my best friend,” she says, smiling, “better you than some grabby old man.” he smiles and hugs her and says, “i’m not in love with you either. but don’t die out there. we have a wedding to plan.”

so mulan goes to the camp, pretending to be ping, and she’s a little bit less lost but things still go as they go. she’s educated and trained, so it’s not hard for her to pass as ping. shang is keeping a special eye on her, thinking that she’s the son of an advisor, one of his father’s friends. and he sees how easily she excels, how quick thinking and smart she is, and starts giving her more and more responsibilities. by the time they’re called out, shang considers ping ie mulan to be his right hand man, and possibly his best friend.

he’s also a little bit in love with ping, and he’s long known he’s attracted to both genders, so he watches ping laugh and smile and the crease between his eyes when he frowns and does his best to let his feelings chase away the best soldier he has. every time shang looks at ping his heart clenches and he things to himself: i wish i could have you, i wish this was a time and a place where one man could have another, i wish you were a girl, is wish i was a girl - i wish we could be together. he’s literally a step away from doodling ‘li ping’ with little hearts over his battle plans. 

so the battles happen. shang and ping lead their men together, respected and loved. they each get promoted, and promoted, and promoted. it’s been years, and it comes to a point where they’re both generals in their own right. they trust each other, care for each other. and are both secretly in love with the other.

mulan is so conflicted. because she wants this war to end and to go home and settle back into life and become ping’s wife, so she can have an easy life spent studying and learning with her family taken care of. that’s what she’d wanted. but now what she wants is shang, her best friend, her brother in arms, her fellow general. she wishes to be everything to him, aches to be the woman on his arm and in his bed, but knows it’s the one thing she can never be.

then that final battle happens. mulan’s quick thinking saves them all and ends the war - but she’s injured.

shang finds out the ping has been a girl all along. he demands explanations - so she tells him everything, that she traded places with ping to save him, to become his wife.

and the lies should sting the sharpest, but they don’t. she’s still the same person, after all. it’s that she’s promised to another man, for one second he’d thought he might have her, but no. so he agrees not to reveal her but he’s furious and furious at himself for being furious and they’re not the same now, broken and splintered and neither of them know what to do.

the war is over. they leave. mulan returns home, and thanks to her ping is now known as a respected general. she’s done her part and survived, and now she gets her reward - ping’s hand in marriage.

but she sees ping for the first time and flings herself into his arms and starts crying. she tells him everything, because he’s still her friend, her very best friend besides shang, the man whom she lied to and betrayed and loves. and ping listens and takes her by the shoulders and says - i’ll uphold our bargain, if that’s what you want. you can be my pampered wife, you’ve more than earned it. but if you want to go to shang, i won’t blame you. you deserve your happiness.

and mulan goes back and forth, but ultimately she decides she has to try. if shang rejects her she’ll return and marry ping and uphold her family honor. but if shang wants her - he’s not as high up as ping, but he’s high up enough to satisfy her family, and also she would love him and want him if he was no more than a farming peasant so it doesn’t matter much anyway.

she rides to the capitol. she finally meets ping’s father, running into him while looking for shang. “ah mulan,” says this man who was never supposed to know of her until she became his daughter-in-law, “i didn’t expect to see you here. how fortuitous. walk with me.” she does, wary, and that’s how she discovers - he and the emperor had discovered her deception a year in, but at that point she’d already proven herself too skilled and valuable to lose. he tells her that he will uphold his son and wife’s deal and gladly welcome her to his household - but that she’s earned her rank as general, and that he and the emperor have no problem with letting her keep it.

she says thank you, shocked and joyful, but that she has to talk to someone first. “ah, yes, young general li,” he says, eyes twinkling, “i do believe he’s around here somewhere.”

she has no idea how he seems to know everything, but she finally tracks down shang who’s ecstatic to see her and hates himself for it. she confesses - says she loves him, that she’s engaged to ping but willing and able to break this engagement for shang. who is dumbfounded and elated and says yes, of course, finally and forever.

and mulan accepts her rank and marries shang, and they become the literal power battle couple of the general li mulan and general li shang. ping becomes a scholar and marries a very nice young woman who loves reading and is happy to read aloud to her husband with his failing eyes.

and they all live happily ever after.

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anonymous asked:

Hi! I'm writing a story where a couple's wedding is a moon and star theme, lots of navy blues and silver. What kind of boquets should the brides and bridal parties have?

Hi Nonny!

Let me preface this with that I have no idea if both of your brides wear dresses or not and whether or not there are one or two bridal bouquets. (Who said there only had to be one? Let both have their own bouquet if they want to. Who said a bride wearing a suit couldn’t have a bouquet? You do you, there are no laws to this. Make their wedding perfect for them.) So just edit to your own specifics darling, you’re the master of this wedding!

That’s a lovely theme, unfortunately, there are no flowers in navy blue and silver is only available when you spray paint them and uh, that’s… a matter of taste. Personally, I would not recommend it, but like I said: matter of taste.

The reason there are no flowers in navy blue is simply that there’s barely any actually blue flowers, to begin with. Like eight or maybe ten, no kidding. Despite that, you might have heard your local florist or gardener talk about blue campanula or blue irises or the likes, which is a little quirk people in this industry have. So a specific shade of purple is referred to as blue. No idea who came up with that, but it’s a Thing(tm.)

Flowers that come in blue are: Nigella, agapanthus, larkspur, gentian, hydrangea, forget-me-not, morning glory and cornflower. (I recommend you look them up to see the blues for yourself.)

Dyed flowers available in blue: Orchid, rose and kalanchoe. Although I have to say I’ve never seen specifically blue kalanchoe as cut flowers.

Ways to obtain navy blue or silver flowers: Spray paint them or use silk or paper flowers. Both are a question of taste.

Other ways to obtain navy blue or silver: tufts of cloth adorned with pretty pins, ribbons (the bow kind and the hanging kind), pins, flower picks with moons and stars on them.

Before you despair now, think of the colour of your brides’ dresses, because that’s going to play the most important role. Is it bright, white? Then you can go all white or with specks of colour. Is it navy blue? You’re good to go with all white, only add colour if it fits with the dress. Is it white and navy blue? Well, this time it depends a bit on colour placement. You wouldn’t want the bouquet to merge with the dress so it’s practically invisible, but you also never want it to stain the dress or vice versa.

White in an of itself is considered no colour at all, also it fits with basically anything so you’re good to go with white on any possible account. That being said be careful that the white flowers match your bride’s white dress. White, white requires white, white flowers, champagne white requires champagne white flowers. Simply because if you mix them up the white, white tends to visually dirty whatever isn’t its colour.

As for the blues, yes your brides can have them in their bouquet. In fact, since there is a lot of lighter blues they could form a nice colour gradient together with the dress. All I want you to know is that for this specific colour scheme isn’t available in nature.

Your brides should look for shapes that compliment their theme, either in the flowers themselves (stars could be agapanthus (bursts) or stephanotis (single stars), likewise round flowers could represent a full moon) or the shape of their floral arrangements (crescent or star-shaped.)

Now, in case your characters don’t want to spray painted flowers or buy their silk alternatives, there a lot of flowers available in white to begin with and they should rather substitute the blue in form of ribbons and pins.

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Look at the shape of it, it could easily resemble a crescent or the shape of a shooting star. Now imagine it in all white with silver and navy blue ribbons and some silver pins. Just to give you an example what you could shoot for.

In case they do want to use some of the blue flowers listed: Nigella, cornflower and hydrangea could be used for cute, round-ish bouquets. I have no idea how morning glory fairs as a cut flower, never used it as one and never seen it as one. Forget-me-nots makes an awfully pretty bouquet because they’re just so cute(!) but they last from noon till midday. Larkspur and gentian (not the same season) require bouquet forms that allow them to stand out without being the bouquets antennas. (Yes, that’s a larkspur bouquet, no, that’s just a coincidence.)

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As for the bridal parties, the bridesmaids should be fine with nosegays. Those tiny, cute, round bouquets. Or a toned down, much smaller version of the bridal bouquets in terms of shape. For the men present how about pins where the base is the shape of a shooting star in silver or navy blue, the decoration would be matched with the bouquets. Men and suits usually don’t get that much decoration, however, if one of the suits belongs to one of the brides, I’d say let her have whatever she wants. It’s not impossible to design a bouquet fit for a suit, it’s just a rare request that’s all.

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anonymous asked:

can we get a reaction from Alicia and Bob? imagine how proud are they

okay not that this matters to anyone but me, but this is the first thing I’ve written on my brand new stealth computer. 


When Alicia’s phone rings and shows Jack’s name, she’s expecting just a standard Sunday morning phone call. Her son has usually been good about that, except when he’s got a game later that day. Jack does not call his mother, or either of his parents, on game days. Jack claims it’s because they’re both busy people and aren’t always available by phone and what if he calls them before a game one time and then wins because then he’d somehow have to talk to them every time he’s got a game and if they’re in St Bart’s when he’s trying to call and they’re swimming and he can’t get a hold of them then – and at that point in the rambling explanation, Alicia usually cuts him off.

So she has no reason to suspect anything is afoot when Jack calls.

“Hey honey!” Alicia says, automatically putting the phone on speaker so she can keep typing. Her agent’s been driving her crazy with deadlines ever since Alicia turned down the idea of a ghost writer for her memoir. “You know I majored in English,” she had asked, and her agent had looked awkward, and then given her a deadline.

“Hi,” Jack says, and Alicia can hear the soft smile on his face. Something about Eric then, that dear, sweet boy.

“What’s up?” Alicia asks.

“I have some sort of big news,” Jack says, still with the smile on his face, and Alicia stops staring at her screen and starts staring at her phone instead. Soft voice. Talking about Bitty. Big news.

Oh holy shit, Alicia thinks. My son is engaged.

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Chapter 6: How could I have done this to my soulmate? // Shawn Mendes

Prologue: https://welldamnshawn.tumblr.com/post/165826891058/6-minutes-left-prologue-shawn-mendes

Chapter 1: https://welldamnshawn.tumblr.com/post/165861136790/chapter-1-youre-going-to-wish-wed-never-been

Chapter 2: https://welldamnshawn.tumblr.com/post/166035402061/chapter-2-why-did-you-come-here-shawn-mendes

Chapter 3: https://welldamnshawn.tumblr.com/post/166104883601/chapter-3-ill-take-my-chances-shawn-mendes

Chapter 4: https://welldamnshawn.tumblr.com/post/166172386006/chapter-4-i-want-you-to-want-me-because-im-me

Chapter 5: https://welldamnshawn.tumblr.com/post/166248497496/chapter-5-were-a-perfect-match-shawn-mendes

Author’s note: HERES THE LONG AWAITED CHAPTER 6! There wont be an update for a while as it was quite a long chapter. Shawn’s background is explained a lot here and I hope you guys like it :) 

Recap: “Got it.” He rolls his eyes, allowing me to push his towards the door.

I pause, watching his features turn into a small smile as I reach to close the door, I meet his gaze one last time.

“I’ll show you Shawn. We’re a perfect match.”


My soulmate was good at many things. One of them was looking ruggedly handsome in an all-black suit. The other was sneaking into my room when I least expect it. 

There he was, 5 minutes to 10:00 am, just like I told him, head to toe in the finest suit he owned. 

“You clean up nicely.” I smile warmly at him and he glares at me, scratching the back of his neck awkwardly. 

“I look like an arrogant ass.” He mumbles, taking a seat on the edge of my bed as I grab some earrings off my dresser.

“Aren’t you always?” I tease, allowing him to complain.

“Very funny.” He scorns me, tugging at his collar again.

“I think you’re really going to enjoy what we’re doing today.” I grin at him and he blanches, a thin sheen of sweat might even be visible on his forehead if you look close enough. “Did you bring your car?”

He gives me a strange look. “Yeah I parked around the back.”

“Lets go then.” I grab my purse off my bed and open my patio door, waiting for him to lead me to his car- a black chevrolet Camaro. It was one of the oldest model’s I’d ever seen but looked surprisingly well kept.

“Bet you’re not used to roughing it out in an old piece of metal like this?” Shawn humour’s, unlocking the car.

“Actually my Grandpa likes to collect old cars, he has around maybe 5 of these but they’re all in different colours.” I try not to laugh too loud at the shocked and mildly annoyed look upon Shawn’s face. I buckle in and Shawn turns on the ignition, pulling onto the road.

“So where are we going?” He breaks the silence.

“Park out front the Dee Gardens and then we’re on foot from there.”

“You made me wear a suit to go to the park?” he asks, looking at me like I had asked him to do the most ridiculous thing.

“Maybe.” I giggle, winding the window down to allow the cool spring breeze into the car. The sun was beating down through the windows and I already knew it was going to be a good day. Perfect for a wedding.

“Okay, there, park there.” The Dee Gardens were a short 5 minute drive from our house and as soon as I saw a free parking space, we took it.

The gravel crunches under my heels as I get out, shutting the door and walking over to the grass. Excitement bubbles in my stomach and I feel a shoulder brush mine, turning to see Shawn standing right beside me.

“Lets go.” I grab his hand, entwining my fingers with his.

“Is this really necessary?” He holds our joined hands up as he falls into step with me and I raise an eyebrow.

“4 weeks, remember?”

He sighs, the sound drawing my attention to the faint hum of voices. We round the corner and ahead is a small clearing, surrounded by tall red woods. There’s maybe 40 chairs either side, an aisle running through the middle. At the end there’s a stand with a small archway made of flowers that have been threaded through the wire. Fairy lights were strung around the trunk of the trees, light green ribbon bows stuck on the back of nearly every chair. It looked beautiful.

I eye the nervous groom standing under the arch, talking to his groomsmen. He looked like he was going to be sick.

“We’re late.” I don’t give Shawn a chance to speak as I rush to our seats, two spares at the back as we weren’t on time. We sit down and I notice Shawn’s gaping expression, his eyes wide.

“You took me to a fucking wedding?” He hisses in my ear, and I elbow him in the stomach to stop his complaining.

“Shut up, Becky is about to walk down the aisle.” I snap back, rising with the rest of the family. I look down to see Shawn still sitting there and I grab his collar, tugging him up so he’s standing next to me.

A flower girl begins her descent down the aisle and I try to ignore seeing Shawn pinching the bridge of his nose out of the corner of my eye. Bridesmaids wearing beautiful jade dresses come next, their hair up in elaborate braided buns.

Then came the bride. Becky looked stunning, her white dress was studded with tiny diamonds and when they caught the light, they shined. The silk hugged her figure and fell away into a train.

“You sneaky little thing.” I hear Shawn whisper in my ear, we were lucky to be at the back where no one could hear us and anyone who could was more preoccupied with the bride.

“Excuse you?” I don’t tear my eyes away from my cousin, her dress was causing me serious envy.

“You take me to a wedding, get me all loved up and then you’re going to strike. You’ve probably arranged our wedding, haven’t you?”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about.” I smile innocently at him and he huffs, falling silent as the ceremony begins.

I didn’t stop smiling.


As soon as the ceremony had finished, Shawn dragged me away before anyone had noticed we were there. In silence, we trek back to his car.

“You know we have to go to the reception right?”

“You do. I don’t.” He laughs at my disgruntled expression. The car comes into sight and we head towards it.

“But what if I get approached?” I ask him, giving him my daintiest smile.

“Approached? By who, your Grandpa?” Shawn snorts and unlocks the car.

“No.” I drag the sound out. “By an eligible bachelor who seeks my hand in marriage.”

I feel shocked at the sound of Shawn laughing, his head tilted back and eyes crinkled.

“Sorry princess but the government would never let you get married while your soulmate is living and breathing just across town from you.” The engine rumbles, and Shawn changes the gear into reverse.

“Then why don’t you come along just to make sure that it doesn’t happen.” I rest my hand on his forearm softly. He looks over at me quickly before sighing.

“You’re going to black mail me if I don’t say yes aren’t you?”

“Yes.”

Three seconds of silence. He gives in.

“Where am I driving to?”


The reception was located in a pretty fancy restaurant and had a similar decorative touch to the wedding. There were already so many people here and I feel Shawn’s front press into my back so he doesn’t loose me in the crowded room. Leading the way I take him to our seats. My Mother looks up at the sound of chairs scraping against the wood flooring. Her mouth falls open.

“Who’s this Sweetie?” She prod’s, smiling at Shawn whose head whips to face me, disbelief clouding his eyes. We stay standing.

“Mum this is Shawn, Shawn this is… my Mother.” I watch as Shawn’s eyebrows raise, biting his lip to stop himself from saying something offensive to me in front of my mother.

“Nice to meet you Mam.” Shawn says formally, offering his hand for my Mother to shake.

“Likewise.” She shakes it, turning to face me.

“Shawn is my boyfriend.” I quickly tell her, yet my Mum’s face forms an expression of curiosity.

“I thought you were only going to date your soulmate Y/n.” Shawn audibly gulps. His arm snakes around my waist, pulling me into his side.

“We both have many years on our timer’s. We like each other so we thought why not get to know each other.” He tells my Mother, a frown etched onto his face. A relationship during the youthful years with someone who wasn’t your soulmate wasn’t illegal, although it was frowned upon by many people.

“Oh.” My Mother gasps while my mouth opens and closes, no words forming.

“You just lied to my Mother.” I whisper in his ear, Mum still staring at us.

“Would you rather me tell her we’re soulmates?” He rebuts, pulling out my seat and letting me sit down.

“She could easily check my arm and see my timer has gone.” My eyes flick to my sleeve covered arm, right where my timer would have been if it was still ticking.

“Then you will just have to cross that bridge when you come to it.” He frowns at me, resting a hand on my knee under the table. “Now I believe we are at a wedding and you wanted us to act like soulmates, care to dance?”

Somehow, from the time we got here and when we sat down, music had begun to play, a soft beat filling the room.

“I can’t believe you told her.” I mumble to him as he pulls me to the centre of the room where other dancing couples were located.

“I’m just trying to be what you expect me to be. You only have four weeks of this treatment so enjoy it while it lasts.” Shawn snaps and my face flushes in anger.

“I don’t expect you to be an ass Shawn, I don’t know what you want from this ‘trial’.” He rests a hand on my waist and the other holds my left hand.

“Most soulmates act irrationally, right? So that’s what I’m trying to do.” There’s a hint of sarcasm and I ignore it.

“When I asked you to give me a chance I didn’t mean change your entire personality.” I mutter, letting him sway us to the beat.

“I don’t do relationships Y/n, I’m sorry that I said the wrong thing to your Mum. Next time I just won’t say anything” He growls at me and I fall silent.

The music was classical; the instruments filling the dining hall, giving the atmosphere an old fashion feel.

“If you weren’t a member of the libertas would you still have treated me the same?” I ask him softly, meeting his hazel eyes.

“Even if I wasn’t I still have the same belief in soulmates Y/n.” He tells me, his eyes scanning my face.

“If soulmate’s didn’t exist would you want me?” I hold my breath, the question out in the open air.

“If you weren’t my soulmate I think I would have actually wanted to be with you- out of my own choice.” He lets my arm falls and I can’t speak, can’t move. I’m lost in the depth of his eyes. Even after everything he has said to me I want to pull him closer to me, into my embrace.

“Why tell me that? Why not just be with me because you like me?” He lets me rest a hand on his chest, right over his heart and the steady thump has me feeling giddy.

“All my life I’ve told myself that I’m not going to let the soulmate program dictate my life like it did for my Mum.” He whispers softly and we’re dancing again, his left hand glued to my right and his other hand on my waist. We’re chest to chest as we sway to the soft beat from the band.

“What happened with your Mum, Shawn?” I ask boldly, knowing he would either answer me or retreat away from me.

He takes a deep breath. “She was abused… by her soulmate, my Dad.” I let him talk, feeling a weight settle in my stomach. No one ever deserves to be treated the way I can only imagine Shawn’s Mum would have been treated. 

“The one person the Government told her that was supposed to treasure her and take care of her was the one that haunted her nightmares and caused black and blue bruises to appear on her skin.” Shawn looks angry now, his hand tightening its grip on my own hand.

“What did she do?” My face is so close to his that I can see the faint flecks of gold in his hazel eyes.

“She put in a request form to the Government to leave her soulmate, so she could find someone else.” In society, when a person’s match dies, we can request to form a relationship with another single match. 

“But because my Dad was still alive they forced her to stay with him.” He snarls, his frustration rolling off him. “She couldn’t find happiness with another person because they told her that she could only be happy with him. They partnered my Mother with a monster.”

He twirls me, my dress fanning out and I crash back into his chest ungracefully. Shawn doesn’t seem to care.

“I joined the libertas when my mother couldn’t take the violence any more and committed suicide.” He’s calm again. A sadness welling in his eyes. “I was only 13 and my Dad was the one who found her. He didn’t care that he did that to her. He just packed up his things and left.”

“Shawn.” I try to comfort him but I don’t think there was any measure of comfort I could offer considering what he’d been through. “I vowed that night when both my parents left me that I would never let my life be controlled by the Government the way my Mother’s life had been. Its been 8 years since then and not once have I ever broken that vow. Not until I met you.” His eyes hold my gaze and I feel a heat creep up over my cheeks.

“And that’s why you don’t want a soulmate.” I finish for him and he his hand moves further up my back so his palm is splayed firmly between my shoulder blades. 

“That’s not all.” He mutters and I feel a chill creep up my spine. “I’m my father’s son, Y/n.” 

“That doesn’t mean-”

“If I gave into this soulmate thing, gave into you,” He pauses to let his words settle and I feel my heart flutter at them. “Whose to say that I won’t turn into what my father was. Hurt my own soulmate who I was meant to look out for and take care of.”

“You’re not your father Shawn.” I tell him and he lets my hands go to cup his cheeks, stopping our dancing. “You’re not going to hurt me.”

“I already have.” He bites his lip and I scrunch my eyebrows in confusion. “When we first met at your school, Jeremy wanted me to take care of the witnesses, I said I would. You were one of them and I hurt you.”

“I don’t remember..?” I trail off, confused with where this was going. I remember having a lump on my head but I thought it was because I had fallen during the attack.

“I smashed your head against the wall and you blacked out.” He spits out and I feel a sick feeling rise in my belly.

“Shawn.” He can tell that I’m beginning to feel the effects of fear, fear of him.

“I watched as your eyes rolled to the back of your head and you passed out in my arms.” He’s put up his walls again. The shields that stop me from getting close. “And when I picked you up I remember how light and fragile you felt. I thought, how could I have done this to my soulmate?” He laughs, the sound harsh against my ears.

“You were just following what Jeremy said-” I try to excuse his actions but Shawn isn’t having it.

“There is no excuse for what I did. I hurt you before I even got to know you and I never want to put you in a situation like that again. If we’re together, you’re only going to be in danger.”

“I can handle it.” I beg him, pulling him to me as he tries to get out of my grip.

“There’s so many people who could hurt you for being with someone like me. It could be the libertas, Jeremy, the Government or what about your soulmate, huh? I could just as easily break you.” His words are sharp yet I don’t let them cut me.

“I trust you Shawn!” I say desperately and he stops struggling against my hold, stops talking, just stares at me. I wrap my arms back around him, over his shoulders and winding my fingers through his hair. Gripping the back of his head I push him forward until his lips touch mine.

I couldn’t breathe. His lips pressed feverishly onto mine and within a second he’s kissing me back. He leans closer to me and his hands are everywhere. On my hips, sliding up and over onto my back, the heat of his fingertips alighting a fire on my skin that made me dizzy.

He doesn’t part from me, instead kisses me harder, sending tremors along every nerve and evoking feelings I had tried to hide from him. I knew it now though. My arrogant, wilful soulmate had stolen a part of my heart, and I didn’t know if I would get it back.

Originally posted by kdrauhl

nonbinaryjughead  asked:

are there any flowers that would go well as a groom's hair decorations for his wedding? if possible, can there be a combination of medium and small flowers? after only so many flowers can go in hair (love this blog btw!)

Hi there nonbinaryjughead.

What flowers would work for a groom’s hair will depend on a few things, how long his hair is, how thick it is, and what his personality is. If he has very short hair, he may be limited to a flower crown. But if he has hair a bit longer then flowers could be wired to clips, then longer hair can hold combs and even longer can hold just about anything that would go into a bride’s hair. 

The longer and thicker the hair, and with the right personality, the character can pull off larger and more interesting blooms. But since you specifically asked about small and medium size flowers, here are some options for you, approximately from smallest to largest.

Baby’s breath
Lily of the Valley
Monte Casino Aster*
Button mums*
Stephanotis
Spray roses
Mini carnations
Statice*
Individual parts of agapanthus*
individual parts of hydrangea
Mini callas
Alstroemeria
Heliconia*
Roses
Cushion mums
Daisy mums
Carnations

I think that the ones marked with an asterisk are a bit different for weddings and therefore may not be associated with brides as much.

You might also have this character use non-flower plant material such as berries and foliage. Hypericum berries are often used in floral designs and might be striking for the groom’s hair, also bear grass, tree fern, ming fern, ivy, and galax leaves could all be included as a base or used as the primary components for a striking design. 

Ultimately, you know your character best to know which will fit his personality best. But I hope these give you a place to start.

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Motor Crush Volume 1 by Brendon Fletcher, Cameron Stewart, and Babs Tarr (Comics)

The team behind the critically-acclaimed revamp of Batgirl returns with an exciting sci-fi action-adventure series! By day, Domino Swift competes for fame & fortune in a worldwide motorcycle racing league. By night, she cracks heads of rival gangs in brutal bike wars to gain possession of a rare, valuable contraband: an engine-boosting “machine narcotic” known as Crush.

Cottonmouths by Kelly J. Ford (Fiction)

From a compelling new voice in LGBTQ and Southern fiction, a gripping tale of crime and desire amid small-town America’s meth epidemic.

This was Drear’s Bluff. Nothing bad happened here. People didn’t disappear.

College was supposed to be an escape for Emily Skinner. But after failing out of school, she’s left with no choice but to return to her small Arkansas hometown, a place run on gossip and good Christian values.

She’s not alone. Emily’s former best friend—and childhood crush—Jody Monroe is back with a baby. Emily can’t resist the opportunity to reconnect, despite the uncomfortable way things ended between them and her mom’s disapproval of their friendship. When Emily stumbles upon a meth lab on Jody’s property, she realizes just how far they’ve both fallen.

Emily intends to keep her distance from Jody, but when she’s kicked out of her house with no money and nowhere to go, a paying job as Jody’s live-in babysitter is hard to pass up. As they grow closer, Emily glimpses a future for the first time since coming home. She dismisses her worries; after all, Jody is a single mom. The meth lab is a means to an end. And besides, for Emily, Jody is the real drug.

But when Jody’s business partner goes missing, and the lies begin to pile up, Emily will learn just how far Jody is willing to go to save her own skin—and how much Emily herself has risked for the love of someone who may never truly love her back.

Echoing the work of authors like Daniel Woodrell and Sarah Waters, Cottonmouths is an unflinching story about the ways in which the past pulls us back … despite our best efforts to leave it behind.

Marriage of a Thousand Lies by SJ Sindu (Fiction)

​A necessary and exciting addition to both the Sri Lankan-American and LGBTQ canons, SJ Sindu’s debut novel Marriage of a Thousand Lies offers a moving and sharply rendered​ exploration of friendship, family, love, and loss.

Lucky and her husband, Krishna, are gay. They present an illusion of marital bliss to their conservative Sri Lankan–American families, while each dates on the side. It’s not ideal, but for Lucky, it seems to be working. She goes out dancing, she drinks a bit, she makes ends meet by doing digital art on commission. But when Lucky’s grandmother has a nasty fall, Lucky returns to her childhood home and unexpectedly reconnects with her former best friend and first lover, Nisha, who is preparing for her own arranged wedding with a man she’s never met.

As the connection between the two women is rekindled, Lucky tries to save Nisha from entering a marriage based on a lie. But does Nisha really want to be saved? And after a decade’s worth of lying, can Lucky break free of her own circumstances and build a new life? Is she willing to walk away from all that she values about her parents and community to live in a new truth? As Lucky—an outsider no matter what choices she makes—is pushed to the breaking point, Marriage of a Thousand Lies offers a vivid exploration of a life lived at a complex intersection of race, sexuality, and nationality. The result is a profoundly American debut novel shot through with humor and loss, a story of love, family, and the truths that define us all.

Grrrls on the Side by Carrie Pack (Young Adult)

The year is 1994, and alternative is in. But not for alternative girl Tabitha Denton; she hates her life. She is uninterested in boys, lonely, and sidelined by former friends at her suburban high school. When she picks up a zine at a punk concert, she finds an escape—an advertisement for a Riot Grrrl meetup.

At the meeting, Tabitha finds girls who are more like her and a place to belong. But just as Tabitha is settling in with her new friends and beginning to think she understands herself, eighteen-year-old Jackie Hardwick walks into a meeting and changes her world forever. The out-and-proud Jackie is unlike anyone Tabitha has ever known. As her feelings for Jackie grow, Tabitha begins to learn more about herself and the racial injustices of the punk scene, but to be with Jackie, she must also come to grips with her own privilege and stand up for what’s right.

Hunger by Roxane Gay (Memoir)

With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Hunger is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn’t yet been told but needs to be.

My Lesbian Experience With Loneliness by Kabi Nagata (Comics)

The Practitioner by Ronica Black (Romance)

Canvas for Love by Charlotte Greene (Romance)

The Story of Lizzy and Darcy: A ‘Pride and Prejudice’ Adaptation by Grace Watson (Romance)

Where Love Leads by Erin McKenzie (Romance)

Huntress by A.E. Radley (Romance)

au where jimin is helping set up for namjoon and jin’s wedding reception, repositioning flower arrangements (the color scheme is light blue and grey), setting place cards, rehearsing his speech, laughing when taehyung casually bosses the venue staff around. and he’s feeling good because his best friends are getting married in forty-eight hours and for the first time since jin asked him to be his best man, he isn’t stressed over the wedding until a voice behind him says “you helped decide on the colors, didn’t you? you love that light blue”

and jimin turns to see his ex-boyfriend yoongi standing there. the same yoongi that broke up with him over a year ago, the one that told him “I can’t do this anymore, jimin,” and “I love you—but right now it’s not enough,” the same one that jimin thought he was going to spend the rest of his life with. and the breakup left him feeling helpless and left in the dark, unable to sleep in his bed because for the time in two years, he was sleeping alone. jimin blamed himself for the breakup mostly, looking at the ways he drove yoongi out, wondering how he could’ve made the love yoongi felt like it was enough, and now here yoongi is, wearing slacks and a white button down, hair dark black instead of blond from the last time jimin saw him, expression soft, and all jimin can feel is disbelief and anger, “what are you doing here?” and yoongi just looks at him and says “namjoon’s best man had to show up sometime”

angsty wedding moments ensue (they keep running into each other despite how big the beach venue is, past issues get brought up, jimin gets a little too drunk during jin’s bachelor party and ends up fighting back tears when yoongi helps him into his hotel room, things escalate the night of the reception and they find each other on the beach, jimin straddling yoongis lap in the sand and kissing him until he feels dizzy, yoongi murmuring into jimins mouth “I’ve thought about you every day,” and “I’m so sorry,” and “loving you is enough. it’s always been enough”)

anonymous asked:

not the same anon that asked for your fav writers but... what about some fav fics you can rec? 😏

hoo boy anon ok u asked for it !!! this is going to be long but here are a few jikook fics i adore that i can think of right now!! pls give them lots of love afterwards!! also the ones im not mutuals with i put a slash in between bcus im too ahlgsfjlb shy to actually tag them oK ANYWAYS ଘ(੭ु*ˊ꒳​ˋ)੭ु*.°❤🌸❤🌸❤🌸❤🌸❤🌸❤


Dream Maker by graesun (@/bottomkook), Polkari Seuta (VeritasEtVita), (@/polkari-seuta) [rated M, complete 12/12, 73k] poor!au, fluff and smut, angst, past child abuse, established relationship || (i died a lil bit of joy when two of my fav writers collaborated… but after finishing this my entire being has been resuscitated. this is such a wonderful & incredible fic!!! i still go back to re-read it bcus it’s so good,, like it’s rly fluffy and it made me smile a lot but the angst sent my soul into the astral plane of decease.. and i rarely;; read smut but this is a total big exception!! i was blushign the whole time okadjl;akj they’re such great writers i lov asdjkl anyways it’s rly good alright!! i lov it sm) 

dream a little dream of me by wordcouture [rated G, oneshot, 2.7k] magic realism, lots of fluff, dreams vs reality || (idk how a person can be this creative.. like.. all of couture’s fics are perfect and so beautiful!! i’m p sure everyone has read ‘wonder’ and like?? i just love the author’s craft and couture has a way of weaving her words!! it’s short but sweet ok i lov it idk what else i can say to express the magnitude of emotions i have for her complex fics ;;) 

this is the way the world ends and begins by aborescent (@/kookie-time) [rated T, oneshot, 1.7k] mutant!au, supernatural elements, violence, angst || (i love her fics so much.. she’s an astounding author!! the concepts she has for her fics are always amazing!! this fic has some dark themes but it’s totally captivating and gripping and it rly sucks u in. i believe she has some backstories? of the boys? on her tumblr and she’s p well known hehe so yeah!! i lov this a lot ok she’s great!!) 

Training Wheels by jeonify @shyjimins [rating G, oneshot, 4.8k] childhood friends to lovers, fluff and angst, mutual pining, slow burn || (this was the very first jikook fic i’ve ever read and i fell in.. absolute love.. and after this, i fell in love with all of jo’s other fics too!!! her writing is so beautiful and so eloquent and dreamy too. and this!!! fic!! broke my heart in the beginning from all the angst and pining, which i lov a lot, but the fluff n happy ending slowly mended it back together. my soul lifted into another dimension that’s full of sparkles and stars bcus it was that good ;; she’s amazing, trust me! i genuinely lov her other writings too and she’s the sweetest person and adk;laksj i get so shy talking to her omg anyways!! i lov her and her fics lots)

Of Scatterbrained Mix-ups and Lame Pen-Names  by happy-tokki @berry-happy-tokki[rated G, twoshot, 14k] pen pals!au, lots of fluff, awkward jungkook, cute jimin || (this was so freakin cute ok!!! pen pals!au are my weaknesses and this was so amazingly well-done. her writing style is so pretty and whimsical and gentle - the pacing was so smooth too. it was such an enjoyable read,, i smiled and giggled lots becus it was so adorable!! i lov awkward jungkook too so it was a major addition. plus, her other fics are incredible ok im in lov with all of them!! tokki’s the cutest and the sweetest too and u won’t regret checking this out and the author ok!!! i lov lov lov this)   

those who dream by day by melonmilk [rated T, oneshot, 3.1k] ballet!au, fluff and angst, internalized homophobia, dancing || (this was rly beautiful;; the mood was tense and poignant but it was really breathtakingly well-done too! this is a great ballet au and though it’s short, it’s totally worth taking a look at!! the author’s writing style is so pleasing!!) 

you’re intoxicating (I can’t stop) by astrochild (@/astrochild) [rated T, oneshot, 1.9k] fluff and angst, high school!au, rich kid!jungkook, swearing, mentions of violence || (this was rly angsty and it p much shoved an ice pick thru my heart but the happy ending healed it;; it’s so lovely!!! even tho it’s short it still really sticks with u after u finish reading it and… the way it’s written is so nice and appealing!! plus i rly love the vhope sequel too hehe she’s great!!) 

Bad boys and good-byes by blt_prf (@/blt_prf) [unrated, 12/12, 20k] college!au, enemies to friends to lovers, fluff, minor violence, music!au ish || (she’s one of my fav authors and this is one of my all time favs ok!!! this was such an amazing read i loved it so much!! i love the gradual build up of their relationship and her writing style is so pleasant and soothing,, like it’s a rly great fic ok i lov it lots!! she’s incredible i lov her other fics too) 

crush(ed) by fatal (cumrich) (@/witchboyjimin) [rated M, oneshot, 5.2k] space!au, angst, self-discovery, sci-fi!au, fantasy!au || (i lov this fic so much it’s written so beautifully and the worldbuilding is so wholesome. like, there’s enough detail for u to imagine the world the fic takes place in and!! it’s great rly i lov it n i lov her other fics too;; she’s amazing and i also lov her other fic ‘he hangs like tuesday morning’) 

run (you son of a gun) by infires (infires_man) (@/infires-man) [rated T, oneshot, 13k] gang!au, angst, hurt/comfort, heavily implied abuse || (this is so!! beautiful!!! i can’t express how much i lov this fic kadjf;k i still go back to read it because it was so amazingly well written and it just!! rly pulls at ur heartstrings but the ending just gives u such a warm feeling. i lov it so much!!! the composition is brilliant as well,, just pure amazing idk what else to say to convey how much i loved this asdjfkl;)

Brightly, Flare by flitter [rated G, oneshot, 2k] magic realism, hinted soulmate!au, art!au, artist!jimin, student!jungkook || (i lov all of flitter works ok!!!! i had a hard time choosing which one to put on here but this fic is the first fic i read from her which made me fall in lov with her writing!! this was such a dazzling fic… like she strings her words together like poetry and i just love her work so much!! amazing rly i lov her. plus her ballet!au one and the santorini fic is great too) 

speak now by recordmin  @minblooms [rated G, threeshot, 3k] freeform, fluff, pining, arranged marriage, wedding crashing || (this was rly cute ok i lov this so much!!! even tho it’s short it’s super duper sweet and my heart had burst open into sunshine and fluffy clouds bcus it was that enjoyable and great ok!! plus all her other works are rly great too i lov them so much;; she writes short fics but despite the length, all her writings will always leave this kind of lingering alluring and warm feeling with u and.. plus, wedding crashing!! is a great trope we need more of that! i adore this a lot ok!!) 

Fell For You In A Snap by Polkari Seuta (@/polkari-seuta) [rated T, oneshot, 3k] youtuber!au, social media!au, modern!au, drinking || (this was so cute,, like i smiled so much bcus it was so nice to read!! this was a great social media fic and it was incredibly delightful to read. i lov the author’s other fics too bcus they’re always so well-written and like, her writing style is always so crisp and fluent and is just such a pleasant to read!!) 

Push-up (push me down) by Mintsugakookies (@/mintsugakookies) [rated T, oneshot, 2k] canon compliant, fluff, domestic fluff, crack, established relationship, john cena kookie || (i am one big sucker for domestic fluff ok when i read this, it immediately cheered me up and my heart fluttered all the way into the sun dkafj;slj this was so so cute i lov it so much!! and i lov the author too) 

Aorta by minimints @strawberrywhaliens [rated T, oneshot, 15k] fluff, little angst, sick!jimin, lovesick!jungkook || (look this was so freakin fluffy i’m crying adsfjkl the rest of the series is rly cute too!!! i adore this so much,, like it’s word heavy but it’s rly fluffy and cute and it leaves a warm feeling, u know!! she’s a wonderful writer with a clear and eloquent voice and she’s a wonderful person too!!! the cutest mom i probably should have linked the first part but i love aorta the most so!! check it out ok!! i lov it a lot) 

너의 목소리 Your Voice by pinkmonnie [rated M, 10/?, 65k] college!au, assistant professor!jimin, student!jungkook, teacher-student relationship, fluff, realism || (oohmy gosh pink’s an amazing and an utmost incredible author!! and i lov all of pink’s fics and this fic is so precious and well-written. jungkook is selectively mute in this but the author doesn’t romanticize it and pink’s portrayal of their personalities and jikook’s relationship is so beautiful and stunning!! i lov it to bits. plus!! her other fics like ‘After Hours’ and ‘Thirst’ are freakin golden, ok;; she’s brilliant)

Let The Walls Break Down by pjungkook @pjungkook [rated M, 5/?, 37k] canon compliant, non au, friends to lovers, homophobia, heavy angst, fluff, smut || (the angst in this?? broke my heart but like the lil fluff afterwards healed my soul. and then it shattered again like, another 100 times again bcus so. much. angst. isa why isa is a rly awesome writer & i love her writing lots!! the way she paces her stories are so wonderful and so well-done. her writing is so fluid and articulate too! plus!! she’s the sweetest and loveliest person ok!! my wimpy shy ass probably wouldn’t have made a move to talk to her if she hadn’t msged me first;; her other fic ‘lost stars’ is amazing too omg so check her out ok!! i lov this and i lov her)

Cherry by bananacookies @bananacookies1 [unrated, 11/?, 36k] wolf!au, hurt/comfort, a/b/o dynamics, fluff and smut, omega!kook, alpha!jimin, mature themes || (a/b/o fics are not my cup of tea but this!!! is amazing!!! like i said i rarely read smut but this is another exception!! it’s so fluffy and cute and it’s getting rly angsty right now, but the author’s updates are so consistent and she’s an incredible writer!! the pacing of the story is wonderful as well and the story’s so intriguing, especially since it’s omega!kook. but bcus of that, pls give her lots of love and be open-minded about it ok!!! she deserves lots of love bcus she’s awesome,,)

Tie Me Down by ohdizzy (@/ohdizzy) [rated M, twoshot, 23k] college!au, taegi is main, side jikook, kidnapping, humour & crack, fluff, ot7 dynamics || (i’m sure we’ve all read.. the lejindary Blow Me Like Your French Horn fic.. and i love that fic so much but i love this fic so much too!!!! her fics are so well-written and so funny i lov them so much!! reading them makes my heart all warm and fuzzy hehe;; this was hilarious i lov how she writes their dynamics! i know the main pairing is taegi but!! pls read!! it’s amazing i lov her writing sm) 

son of a witch by syubnugget (@/namgifucker) [rated E, 2/?, 9k] witch!au, main sugamon, side jikook, humor, strangers to lovers, witchcraft || (i think i’ve fallen in love with sugamon after this… like i kno jikook is a side pairing but this!!! is such a wonderful and lovely fic!!! the characterization is fantastic and it made me giggle a few times from the banter, but the world building and the little details are so well written! i love witch!aus too so i rly lov this a lot!! the characters are rly interesting and i’m rly excited for more hehe) 

William Nylander - Shared Suite

Team: Toronto Maple Leafs

Requested: Yes: Heyy can i request a Willy Nylander imagine in which they go from partners in crime to lovers, like they go to a wedding together and they arrange to share a suite and the end up sleeping together and then the next morning they spill their feelings for each other and it’s super cute and funny plz!

Edited: Yes

Word count: 765

Summary: You’re best friends then sleep together

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Samurai Jack: The Case for Mature Western Animation

When critics talk about the must-see television events happening so far this year, shows like Better Call Saul, American Gods, and The Handmaiden’s Tale are often brought up. This is, of course, for good reason: each of those shows are well-crafted, hard-hitting, and intelligent stories told by visionary showrunners in wholly unique ways.

We need to start including Samurai Jack on that list.

Genndy Tartakovsky has always been a cinematic animator. His original run on Samurai Jack nearly two decades ago nearly revolutionized how children’s action cartoons could be portrayed, with his careful and brilliant use of silence and color. He would continue this artistry with his tragically-underrated science-fiction epic, Sym-Bionic Titan (hey, Toonami, how about asking for a second season of that show next, huh?).

When Samurai Jack returned this year, Tartakovsky knew that his audience was going to have grown with the character. He knew that [adult swim] would’ve allowed him to use as much profanity, gore, and sexual innuendos as your average Family Guy episode, and a lesser showrunner would’ve run with that opportunity. Instead, Tartakovsky opted to tell a more mature story in the literal sense of the word. This meant more reflection, more spiritual and emotional symbolism, more grounded stakes, and a more hardened Jack. Indeed, this is what makes a majority of the season so fascinating to watch.

During the original series on Cartoon Network, our hero was a calm, silent, confident warrior on a mission. Despite being a stranger in a strange land, he always kept his wits about him. Rarely did he lose. Watching the show as kids, we just knew that he was going to eventually make it back to the past to stop Aku.

In season five, we’re not so certain anymore. Jack is now more of a ronin, wandering the apocalyptic wasteland of Aku’s future looking for lives to save. It’s become so routine that he’s almost forgotten why he does it anymore. His mind is corrupted by vicious thoughts that constantly bombard him with self-doubt. He suffers from hallucinations of his family and loved ones suffering in the past without him. All the while, he’s being followed by the spirit of death, who is patiently waiting for Jack’s seemingly-inevitable suicide. Even with the introduction of comedic characters like Scaramouche, we’re shown immediately just how much darker this world had become.

That threat grows worse with the introduction of the Daughters of Aku, seven warriors bred specifically to kill Jack. In my opinion, the episodes surrounding their hunt and the subsequent battles were the highlight of the season, showcasing Tartakovsky’s storytelling nuances at their brightest. The action is as swift and dazzling as ever, and the use of dramatic lighting and suspenseful music is downright ingenious. Balancing the hard-hitting violence with the somber moments of fear and reflection make the battles between Jack and the Daughters some of the best directed scenes not simply in recent animated history, but in television history as a whole.

After a poignant childhood flashback of his father reluctantly slaying an army of foes, Jack comes to terms with the fact that he sometimes needs to shed human blood, despite having never done such a thing before. He slays six of the seven Daughters of Aku in a beautiful snow-covered forest (again showing us how much Tartakovsky and his team love playing with color), sparing only one of their lives. This is when we meet Ashi, who becomes the driving force of the entire season.

I was legitimately impressed with how the show handled Ashi’s transformation from brainwashed killing machine to Jack’s partner in good. Within the span of two incredibly-paced episodes, we saw her slowly peel away the layers of both who she and the “evil” samurai were. Contrasting the unforgiving violence of her upbringing to the gentleness of her former enemy causes her to question everything she knew, and interacting with Jack’s old friends from the original series solidified her stance on the matter: Jack, despite everything she knew, was a hero.

(Just an aside, seeing Ashi break lose and dance at the Rave with a big smile on her face was one of the happiest damn moments of the season for me)

A lot of people were unsure of how to interpret Ashi. I know a lot of people felt she was very sexualized throughout the series, and I felt there was a definitive lack of understanding when it came time for the character to “wash herself clean” of Aku’s influence (does it matter if she was technically naked the whole time? Can’t we just accept physical metaphors and move on?). Some didn’t like that she had to save Jack on multiple occasions, while some didn’t like the fact that she, herself, had to be saved on multiple occasions. I feel as if those people were simply looking for something to complain about, because I legitimately found Ashi to be a great character.

The episode in which she needed to take down an entire army sent to kill Jack while he was meditating his anger away and acquiring his sword is an all-timer, and probably the most Tartakovsky-esque of the season. The action sequences are as brutal as they had ever been, with bright Tarantino-styled blood spilling over the battlefield; Meanwhile, Jack’s spiritual quest for inner-peace is filled with as much stillness and restraint as the creative staff could muster. Truly the last perfect episode of the season.

I felt as if every idea and story beat Tartakovsky had planned ended up in the season in some capacity, though I felt that the pacing was forced to grow a bit rushed as the season wrapped up. The best – and most unfortunate – example of this is the finale itself.

It’s exactly how we all secretly wanted the show to end: Jack is seemingly defeated, and Aku can’t help but gloat to everyone on the planet. Right as a possessed Ashi is about to deliver the fatal blow, all of Jack’s allies rally together for a full assault on Aku’s castle (what else could’ve possibly connected all of these strange characters than the capture of their legendary savior?). Jack breaks free and assists Ashi in overcoming Aku’s demonic grasp. Upon learning that she possesses all of Aku’s abilities, she’s the one who opens up a new portal in time, allowing Jack to go back to the past and finally defeat Aku.

(In what was easily my favorite part of the finale, Jack and Ashi appear almost immediately after his original self was sent back, leaving Aku flustered, baffled, ill-prepared, and horrified. “You’re back already?!” he spits out. Jack conquers his foe easily, and while some found the final battle anti-climactic, I felt it was perfect.)

Afterwards, Jack finally returns home, Ashi by his side. A wedding is arranged immediately, and they’re ready to spend the rest of their lives together. In a dark twist that those of us familiar with time travel almost saw coming, however, Ashi disappears from existence in Jack’s arms, having never been born due to Aku never taking over the future. Jack, bitterly alone, retreats to the forest, where a ladybug (a beautiful callback to Ashi’s character arc) allows him to see the promise of what’s to come.

It all sounds so perfect. Unfortunately, everything emotional that happened in this episode had to be squeezed into the last ten minutes. This maybe could’ve worked if Tartakovsky hadn’t perfectly spaced out Jack’s inner turmoil at the beginning of the season. After such perfect reflection, I wanted to see more emotion from these last few moments. There was a lot Jack needed to react to, from all of his friends coming together to fight Aku, to Ashi finally defeating and channeling the darkness within her, to the unadulterated and enormous impact of finally returning to the past! Jack had spent over fifty years trying to get there, and we didn’t even get to see an emotional reunion with his family. That just didn’t feel right to me.

Then there’s Ashi’s disappearance. She didn’t die, she was erased from existence. After struggling with his inner demons throughout the first half of the season, I wanted to see Jack mentally and emotionally try and cope with that. After all, it wasn’t simply Ashi who vanished; it was all of his friends and allies whose lives he had touched throughout his decades in the future. All of them were gone, a curse that inevitable if Jack were to complete his mission. There is pain, horror, and guilt bursting at the seams with such an ending. We could’ve had an entire half hour dedicated to Jack accepting what he had done. It’s such a bitter, dark, and beautiful ending emotionally, and I felt the writing staff wasn’t given the time to appropriately explore it.

Still, all of the ideas were there, and Genndy ended the show on his own terms creatively. He still provided us with nine-and-a-half perfect episodes that broke the boundaries of what Western animation was capable of. It practiced restraint and patience when other action cartoons insist on doing the complete opposite. It gave us a hero plagued with inner-darkness and mental illness on a journey of self-purpose. It gave us a character with a redemption arc we never saw coming and rooted for until her tragic end. And – for me, anyway – it gave me hope for animation as a medium, that more audiences will look at this sweeping epic of a story and think “I want more.”

LadyLoreLitany Fanfiction || Rebloggable Masterlist

This list is organized alphabetically by fandom. Stories are listed alphabetically within their fandom. 

Listed Fandoms: The Accidental Husband; Dead & Breakfast; Dragon Age; Fred Claus; Game of Thrones; The Good Wife; Grey’s Anatomy; Guns for Hire; Magic City; Peace, Love & Misunderstanding; Red Dawn; The Resident; The Salvation; Solace; Sons of Anarchy; Supernatural; The Walking Dead; Watchmen

Fairy Tale
Status: Complete
Genres: Fluff, Romance
Pairing: Patrick Thomas Sullivan x Ashley (Original Female Character)
Summary: Patrick gives Ashley a birthday gift.
Rating: SFW
Warnings: None

Raspberry
Status: Complete
Genres: Fluff, Reader-Insert, Romance
Pairing: Patrick Sullivan x Female Reader
Summary: Patrick is self-conscious. You help him feel better.
Rating: SFW
Warnings: Body Image, Oral Sex

Safe Haven
Status: Complete
Genres: Family, Fluff, One-Shot, Romance, Self-Insert
Pairing: Patrick Sullivan x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Robin Ballard brings an abandoned baby to the firehouse and meets Patrick Sullivan.
Rating: SFW
Warnings: Child Abandonment, Pregnancy, Sex, Unsafe Sex

Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy
Status: In Progress
Genres: Comedy, Horror, Romance, Self-Insert, Series
Pairing: The Sheriff x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: When everything falls apart, Robin Ballard leaves her life behind. Eventually, she ends up in the little town of Lovelock, Texas, where she finds something she didn’t even realize she was looking for.
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

Caught
Status: Complete
Genres: Humor, One-Shot, Reader-Insert, Romance
Pairing: Cullen x Female Reader
Summary: You get caught fantasizing about Cullen.
Rating: NSFW
Warnings: Breastplay, Embarrassment, Masturbation, Oral Sex, Vaginal Sex

Purr
Status: Complete
Genres: Fluff, One-Shot, Reader-Insert, Romance
Pairing: Cullen x Female Reader
Summary: You discover a secret about Cullen.
Rating: NSFW
Warnings: Oral Sex

Baby, It’s Cold Outside
This is a sequel to Bring Me a Man This Christmas.
Status: Complete
Genres: One-Shot, Romance, Self-Insert, Songfic
Pairing: Older Man Getting Parking Ticket x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Dick continues to pursue Robin.
Rating: NSFW
Warnings: Alcoholism, Foreplay, Language, Oral Sex, Unsafe Sex

Ball Drop
This is a sequel to Santa Baby.
Status: Complete
Genres: One-Shot, Romance, Self-Insert, Smut
Pairing: Older Man Getting Parking Ticket x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Dick and Robin ring in the new year.
Rating: NSFW
Warnings: Language, Oral Sex, Unsafe Sex, Vaginal Sex

Bring Me a Man This Christmas
Status: Complete
Genres: One-Shot, Romance, Self-Insert
Pairing: Older Man Getting Parking Ticket x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Robin meets a man just before Christmas.
Rating: NSFW
Warnings: Language, Unsafe Sex, Vaginal Sex

Late Christmas Present
This is a sequel to Ball Drop.
Status: Complete
Genres: Family, One-Shot, Romance, Self-Insert
Pairing: Older Man Getting Parking Ticket x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Robin meets Dick’s family.
Rating: SFW
Warnings: Pregnancy

Santa Baby
This is a sequel to Baby, It’s Cold Outside.
Status: Complete
Genres: One-Shot, Romance, Self-Insert, Songfic
Pairing: Older Man Getting Parking Ticket x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Dick finds out what Robin does for a living.
Rating: NSFW
Warnings: Dirty Talk, Language, Obscene Gestures, Semi-Public Sex, Unsafe Sex, Vaginal Sex

Sweet Second Chance
Status: Complete
Genres: Alternate Universe, Angst, Fluff, One-Shot, Reader-Insert, Romance
Pairing: Jon Snow x Female Reader
Summary: You confess your dark past to Jon on your wedding night.
Rating: NSFW
Warnings: Anxiety, Arranged Marriage, Body Insecurity, Breastfeeding, Childbirth, Guilt, Infanticide, Loss of Virginity, Murder, Pregnancy, Vaginal Sex

Kiss Me Where It’s Sore
Status: In Progress
Genres: Canon Divergence, Female Friendship, Legal Drama, Political Drama, Romance, Self-Insert, Series
Pairings: Jason Crouse x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character), Will Gardner x Alicia Florrick
Summary: Robin Ballard has been Alicia Florrick’s assistant for six years, and she’s been trying to push Alicia and Will Gardner together permanently for almost the same amount of time. Then she meets Jason Crouse and her own life becomes more complicated than she ever expected.
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

This Christmas
Status: In Progress
Genres: Fluff, Holiday, Romance, Self-Insert, Series
Pairing: Denny Duquette x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: It’s Denny and Robin’s first Christmas together.
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

Two Hearts
Status: In Progress
Genres: Alternate Universe, Romance, Self-Insert, Series
Pairing: Denny Duquette x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Graduate student Robin Ballard meets her new professor, Dr. Denny Duquette, and sparks fly.
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

Unusual Sex Practices
This story features multiple Jeffrey Dean Morgan characters. Bruce Morgan is in Chapter One.
Status: In Progress
Genres: Kink, Romance, Self-Insert, Series, Smut
Pairing: Bruce Morgan x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Indulge your darkest desires…
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

Nevertheless I’m in Love with You
Status: In Progress
Genres: Romance, Self-Insert, Series
Pairing: Ike Evans x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Robin Ballard is the newest maid at the Miramar Playa. When she catches the eye of Ike Evans, their love blossoms fast, but there are a number of challenges in their way as Robin attempts to blend into Ike’s dangerous and glamorous world.
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

Over the Rainbow
Status: Complete
Genres: Romance, Self-Insert, Series
Pairing: Jude Fisher x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Robin Ballard vacations in Woodstock and meets Jude Fisher, who turns out to be the man of her dreams. But can she let go enough for them to have a chance at love?
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

Family Reunion
Status: Complete
Genres: Family, Fluff, One-Shot, Romance, Self-Insert
Pairing: Andrew Tanner x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Andrew looks for his family after the war is over.
Rating: SFW
Warnings: Language, Military, Pregnancy

High School Sweethearts
This is a sequel to Medal of Honor.
Status: Complete
Genres: Family, Fluff, One-Shot, Romance, Self-Insert
Pairing: Andrew Tanner x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Andrew and Robin remember how they met.
Rating: SFW
Warnings: Emotional Abuse, Military, Pregnancy, Sex 

Medal of Honor
This is a sequel to Family Reunion.
Status: Complete
Genres: Family, Fluff, One-Shot, Romance, Self-Insert
Pairing: Andrew Tanner x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Andrew receives the Medal of Honor for his service during the war.
Rating: SFW
Warnings: Foreplay, Military, Pregnancy, Sex, Unsafe Sex

Breaking Down His Walls
Status: In Progress
Genres: Romance, Self-Insert, Series
Pairing: Max x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Max and Robin both search for someone who can change their lives for the better.
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

Cam Girl
Status: In Progress
Genres: Romance, Self-Insert, Series
Pairing: Max x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Max ventures onto the Internet and meets a cam girl named Robin Ballard.
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

Life Outside the Walls
This is a sequel to Breaking Down His Walls.
Status: In Progress
Genres: Family, Fluff, Romance, Self-Insert, Series
Pairing: Max x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Max and Robin start living.
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

Half Agony, Half Hope
Status: In Progress
Genres: Romance, Self-Insert, Series, Western
Pairing: Henry Delarue x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Robin Ballard’s father sells her to Henry Delarue, the man she was supposed to marry seven years ago. Their reunion is nothing like she expected. This story is based on the novel Persuasion by Jane Austen.
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

Green with Envy
Status: Complete
Genres: One-Shot, Reader-Insert, Romance
Pairing: Joe Merriwether x Gender-Neutral Reader
Summary: You finally get close to Joe, your partner at work.
Rating: SFW
Warnings: Flirting, Foreplay, Language

Just Smile
Status: In Progress
Genres: Drama, Motorcycle Club, Romance, Series
Pairing: Happy Lowman x Leena Hammond (Original Female Character)
Summary: When Happy Lowman meets Leena Hammond, both of their lives change for the better.
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

Distraction
Status: Complete
Genres: One-Shot, Reader-Insert, Romance
Pairing: John Winchester x Female Reader
Summary: You try to distract John while he’s working.
Rating: SFW
Warnings: Foreplay, Oral Sex

Baby Got Bicep
Status: Complete
Genre: Aesthetic
Character: Simon (with cameos from Aaron, Dwight, and Negan)

Bend Over Boyfriend
This is a sequel to Cable Repair.
Status: Complete
Genres: Fluff, Kink, One-Shot, Romance, Smut
Pairing: Negan x Gen (Original Female Character)
Summary: Gen pegs Negan.
Rating: NSFW
Warnings: Alcohol, Anal Sex, Blindfold, Bodily Fluids, Dirty Talk, Language, Masturbation, Oral Sex, Pegging, Sex, Sex Toys, Spanking, Unsafe Sex

Bleeding Love
Status: In Progress
Genres: Romance, Self-Insert, Series
Pairing: Negan x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Negan thinks his greatest strength is that he doesn’t feel. When he starts to love again, how will he survive?
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

By His Cover
Status: In Progress
Genres: Alternate Universe, Romance, Self-Insert, Series
Pairing: Negan x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Robin Ballard is the CEO of a very successful company. When she meets Negan, both of their lives change dramatically.
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

Cable Repair
Status: Complete
Genres: Fluff, One-Shot, Romance, Smut
Pairing: Negan x Gen (Original Female Character)
Summary: Negan is very surprised when his cable guy shows up.
Rating: NSFW
Warnings: Language, Spanking, Unsafe Sex, Vaginal Sex

Catharsis
Status: Complete
Genres: Kink, One-Shot, Romance, Self-Insert
Pairing: Negan x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Negan helps Robin find release.
Rating: NSFW
Warnings: Anxiety, Language, Spanking, Unsafe Sex, Vaginal Sex

Clue
Status: In Progress
Genres: Humor, Murder Mystery, Self-Insert, Series
Pairing: None
Summary: Head Detective Negan and CSI Robin Ballard solve a murder.
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

Collared
Status: Complete
Genres: Fluff, Kink, One-Shot, Romance
Pairing: Merle Dixon x Charlotte (Original Female Character)
Summary: Charlotte likes Merle. When she has a hard time admitting it, he takes matters into his own hands.
Rating: NSFW
Warnings: Choking, Dirty Talk, Unsafe Sex, Vaginal Sex

Into the Woods
This story is co-authored by @lucifers-trash-stash.
Status: In Progress
Genres: Romance, Self-Insert, Series
Pairings: Merle Dixon x Charlotte Ballard (Original Female Character), Daryl
Dixon x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Two brothers. Two sisters. One cabin. Anything could happen.
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

Our Only Hope
Status: Complete
Genres: Action, Comic Negan, Humor, One-Shot, Sci-Fi
Pairing: None
Summary: Rick meets The Savior.
Rating: SFW
Warnings: Death, Language, Slavery, Violence

Pure Imagination
Status: Complete
Genres: Fluff, Kink, One-Shot, Romance, Self-Insert
Pairing: Negan x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: Negan has a very strange dream.
Rating: NSFW
Warnings: Anal Sex, Bodily Fluids, Breastplay, Double Penetration in One Hole, Double Penetration in Two Holes, Language, Negan’s Wives Critical, Oral Sex, Spanking, Swallowing, Tentacle Sex, Unsafe Sex, Vaginal Sex

Sunset
Status: Complete
Genres: Fluff, Humor, One-Shot, Reader-Insert, Romance
Pairing: Negan x Female Reader
Summary: You go scavenging with Negan.
Rating: SFW
Warnings: Fart Jokes, Foreplay, Language, Sex Talk, Spanking

The Time of My Life
Status: In Progress
Genres: Alternate Universe, Romance, Self-Insert, Series
Pairings: Negan x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character), Simon x Kat Austen (Original Female Character)
Summary: Robin Ballard accompanies her best friend Kat Austen and Kat’s boyfriend Simon on a summer resort vacation. When she meets Simon’s friend Negan, sparks fly. But can their feelings survive the many obstacles against them?
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

The Last Laugh
Status: In Progress
Genres: Angst, Romance, Self-Insert, Series, Superhero
Pairing: Edward Blake/The Comedian x Robin Ballard (Original Female Character)
Summary: When Robin Ballard meets Edward Blake, both of their lives are changed forever.
Rating: Chapters are individually rated.
Warnings: Chapters have individual warnings.

Newlywed WestAllen

1. Handwriting thank-you cards to their wedding guests, signing them as “Love The Allens.” They happen to use a Flash-themed stamp on the envelopes they send out and no one suspects a thing, but their friends who know appreciate it.

2. Opening their wedding gifts together and being excited about silly domestic items like place mats and towels and wine glasses and a blender because it’s THEIR place mats, THEIR towels, THEIR wine glasses, THEIR BLENDER. 

3. Looking at their wedding photos together and arranging an album with all the best ones. Cisco and his dance moves get an entire page of their own. Iris likes a particular one of Barry looking off in the distance with his tux jacket in his hand swung over his shoulder and Barry, as hard as it was to pick his favorite one of Iris, finally settles on a model-esque one where she’s putting her earrings on. They frame the even better photos of the two of them to put up in their bedroom and living room, one of their first kiss after being pronounced husband and wife, one of them dancing at the reception, one of them pressing their foreheads together, ones of them laughing, another candid one of them sitting down after the festivities with Iris barefoot and Barry with his tie untied and his jacket off, the two of them just gazing at each other and looking so so so happy and content (someone draw this please 😭). 

4. Filing their paperwork and receiving their official marriage license!!! Iris hyphenating her last name and changing it on her passport, driver’s license, her CCPN employee badge!!! Iris authoring all her articles as “Iris West-Allen." 

5. Being so cute and thanking all their wedding vendors from the venue to the flowers to the decor to the catering and leaving them gushing online reviews. The vendors using their wedding photos in their catalogs and testimonials because they’ve “never seen a couple so loving” and “there’s something special about these two.”

6. Yes, they are that couple that freezes the top tier of their wedding cake to eat on their first anniversary. Listen, Barry got seven tiers for a damn reason and that chocolate raspberry cake is going to taste just as amazing one year later as it did the day he and Iris said "I do.” Iris also preserves her wedding bouquet in a vaccuum glass. 

7. Traveling together whenever they get a chance. Wally and Cisco promise they’ve got everything under control for a weekend because they wanna be good friends and let Barry and Iris exploit their honeymoon period as much as possible. They rent apartments in Europe, scuba dive in Australia, backpack in the mountains. 

8. Having ALL THE SEX. Trying new things, in different rooms, all day every day. It doesn’t even take much for them to get turned on tbh, they just have to stand in a room together and remember they’re husband and wife and get all hot and bothered by that and they’re already ready to go.   

9. Talking about kid stuff because those twins are on the way, they just don’t know it yet. Discussing how they want to raise them and discipline them and educate them. Picking names for their kids ♥️♥️♥️ 

10. Just being so lovey-dovey and extra about being married??? Holding hands whenever wherever just to feel each other’s rings, calling each other “Wifey” and “Husband”. Being all “You forgot your ring!!!” if someone took theirs off before a shower or doing the dishes just to relish the reminder that they’re married and all “PEOPLE SHOULD KNOW YOU’RE TAKEN!”  Barry addressing Iris as “Mrs. West-Allen” whenever he can and Iris telling him it’s the best (and sexiest) her name has ever sounded. 

Sentence Meme {Princess Bride}
  • “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”
  • “Drop. Your. Sword.”
  • “Life is pain, _____. Anybody who says otherwise is selling something.”
  • “I am not left handed.”
  • “As you wish.”
  • “I wasn’t worried. Maybe I was a little bit concerned, but that’s not the same thing.”
  • “You mean you wish to surrender to me? Very well, I accept.”
  • “Truly, you have a dizzying intellect.”
  • “Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today.”
  • “Have fun storming the castle.”
  • “There’s a shortage of perfect breasts in this world. It would be a pity to damage yours.”
  • “Is very strange. I have been in the revenge business so long, now that it’s over, I don’t know what to do with the rest of my life.”
  • “Have you ever considered piracy?”
  • “Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.”
  • “Good night, _____. Good work. Sleep well. I’ll most likely kill you in the morning.”
  • “You’re trying to kidnap what I’ve rightfully stolen.”
  • “You seem a decent fellow… I hate to kill you.”
  • “You seem a decent fellow… I hate to die.”
  • “You rush a miracle man, you get rotten miracles.”
  • “Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don’t think they exist.”
  • “You can die slowly, cut into a thousand pieces.”
  • “You killed my love.”
  • “It’s possible. I kill a lot of people.”
  • “I’ve hired you to help me start a war. It’s an prestigious line of work, with a long and glorious tradition.”
  • “No one would surrender to the Dread Pirate _____.”
  • “I got married. I didn’t want to - it all happened so fast.”
  • “Then you’re not married. You didn’t say it; you didn’t do it.”
  • “Is this a kissing book?”
  • “A word, my lady/lord. We are but poor, lost circus performers. Is there a village nearby?”
  • “I’ve got my country’s 500th anniversary to plan, my wedding to arrange, my wife/husband to murder and _____ to frame for it; I’m swamped.”
  • “There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead.”
  • “Yes, you’re very smart. Shut up.”
  • “Please consider me as an alternative to suicide.”
  • “There will be blood tonight!”
  • “That is the sound of ultimate suffering.”
  • “Look, I don’t mean to be rude but this is not as easy as it looks, so I’d appreciate it if you wouldn’t distract me.”
  • “I challenge you to a battle of wits.”
  • “You mean, you’ll put down your rock and I’ll put down my sword, and we’ll try and kill each other like civilized people?”
  • “Thank you so much for bringing up such a painful subject. While you’re at it, why don’t you give me a nice paper cut and pour lemon juice on it?”
  • “She/He is alive, or was an hour ago. If she/he is otherwise when I find her/him I shall be very put out.”
  • “You can die too for all I care!”
  • “So I’m here till I die?”
  • “I can cope with torture.”
  • “I fight gangs for local charities and stuff.”
  • “That was a warning, _____. Next time my hand flies on its own. Where I come from, there are penalties when a woman/man lies.”
  • “I will never love again.”
  • “You mocked me once, never do it again! I died that day!”
  • “To the Pain means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever.”
  • “Never go in against a ____ when death is on the line!”
  • “We are men of action. Lies do not become us.”
  • “They were both poisoned. I spent the last few years building up an immunity to iocane powder.”
  • “I would as soon destroy a stained-glass window as an artist like yourself.”
  • “I just work for ____ to pay the bills.”
  • “It’s not my fault I’m the biggest and the strongest. I don’t even exercise.”
  • “I believe everything to be a trap. It’s the reason I’m still alive.”
  • “Stop saying that!”

persephonah  asked:

so how about some eposette wedding hcs please

(aaahhh sorry this took me so long! im not quite happy with it but anway here’s some cute gfs getting married)

Cosette and Eponine have been together for years now and they never really discussed the subject of marriage.

Don’t get me wrong, Cosette loves the whole idea of wearing a beautiful dress and walking down the aisle to promise to spend her life loving Eponine but her girlfriend never made any hints that it was something she wanted and she doesn’t want to pressure her. It’s not like she minds - they don’t need a wedding ring to prove their love, so she stays quiet about it.

Little does she know Eponine actually does want to get married and she’s been thinking about it a lot lately, especially after Combeferre and Courfeyrac got married a few months ago as the first ones in their group.

But how on earth do you bring up this kind of topic? Just proposing out of the blue is out of the question. Not if she doesn’t know if Cosette even wants to.

“Just talk about this like adults” Grantaire groans when she talks (read: whines) to him about it. She raises an eyebrow and scoffs in response.

“You mean like you and Enjolras are?” “Shut up” She knows Grantaire has been thinking about proposing as well, however Enjolras has always had pretty clear opinions on marriage in the past and he’s scared of being rejected. What a hypocrite though.


They’re having a quiet night in, curled up on the couch together with a glass of wine, when Eponine does take Grantaire’s advice.

“Hey Zette?” Cosette hums in reponse, her head resting on Eponine’s shoulder.

“Do you ever think about getting married someday?”

She feels the body next to her still. “yeah of course, do you?”

Eponine only nods, nervously skimming her finger over the top of her wine glass.

“And…would you ever consider getting married…to me?” Cosette sits up to look at her but she keeps her gaze firmly on the glass, pressing her lips together.

“Ep, I love you. Of course I considered it! I just…you never seemed interested in marriage and i didn’t want to scare you off” Eponine’s head shoots back up again “I am interested though!”

“So you want to get married?” “Yes!”  “Good.”

Cue them beaming at each other like the adorable lovebirds they are.


The next weeks Eponine spends looking for a ring and planning the perfect proposal because now that she knows they both want this, she can’t wait. But in the end Cosette beats her to it by proposing first while having a picnic in the park. It’s all sappy and perfect and they proceed to spend the rest of the day dozing cuddled together on the blanket, neither of them quite believing the other is now their fiancée

Of course all of Les Amis are ecstatic when they find out and help out with their wedding arrangements. (Eponine may have whispered “now it’s your turn” into Grantaire’s ear when he hugged her)

Neither Eponine nor Cosette are one for big pompous weddings so it ends up being a small beautiful ceremony with just their friends, Valjean and Eponine’s siblings present (her parents are absolutely not invited).

They rented a lovely little venue and there are flowers everywhere, especially violets, white magnolias and ivy (Jehan helped a lot with that)

Cosette looks stunning in her lacy bohemian dress and flowers in her hair and so does Eponine who decided to wear a dashing tuxedo instead. Both can’t take their eyes off each other as Cosette is led down the aisle by her father.

Both of them cry during their vows but no one’s eyes stay quite dry (even Montparnasse blinks suspiciously often)

When the officiant announces “you may now kiss the bride” Eponine dips Cosette for the big smooch.

During their first dance these two are simply glowing (imagine ‘forever with me’ by nedra johnson this song is gay jsyk)

Valjean of course dances with Cosette for the traditional father-daughter dance whereas Eponine dances with Gavroche who keeps twirling her around to make her laugh.

The newlyweds get home in the early morning hours, drunkenly giggling and clinging to each other happily. Eponine is carrying her shoes in her hands and Cosette’s cheek ended up covered in Eponine’s lipstick during the taxi ride home.

All tiredness is forgotten as soon as they’re over the doorstep and kisses turn heated. “We do have to consumate the marriage properly”, Ep whispers against her new wife’s lips as she guides her into the bedroom.

anonymous asked:

Imagine Lucio asking Efi to be the flower girl for his and Hana's wedding, she then proceeds to faint from excitement.

I LOVE THIS?? (It kind of turned into a wedding heacannon for bunnyribbit, but oh well. Also, I headcannon Lucio as Catholic)

  • The wedding is already arrange, but they are missing the most important piece. Lucio approaches Efi with his offer, and she nearly hyperventilates from thinking about being the flower girl for his and D.va’s wedding. 
  • It’s set in Brazil, with lots of their culture mixed together. Before the wedding even starts, Lucio gives D.va’s mother a wooden goose. A Korean tradition, wild geese mate for life, so his gift is a promise that he will care for her daughter for life.
  • D.va wears a diamond lace halter strap princess style wedding gown. Her high heels are colored gold, a wedding tradition in Brazil. 
  • The church is grand and beautiful. D.va is excited, only ready to see her future husband’s face. Lucio is a bundle of emotions, but more then ready to become one with the love of his life. 
  • Efi is dressed in a beautiful green gown, tossing bright flower petals on the path to the alter. Her excitement is contagious, and Lucio smiles at her job well done. 
  • Walking down the aisle, D.va’s father is proud as he hands her to Lucio. The groom is crying, but D.va is smiling through her tears as well. 
  • The priest speaks the vows, Lucio and D.va accepting in the other’s native tongue. Once they are pronounced man and wife, they throw their arms around each other. Kissing as husband and wife as their family and friends burst out in joy.
  • After the celebration has ended, they take off to Korea. Their honey moon giving them time together and the chance to enjoy their first days as husband and wife alone.