Warnings: Language, Violence, Some Angst, Some Fluff
A/N: Written for @dancingalone21 ‘s funny quote challenge. My quote was: “That attitude right there. That’s why I always got the extra cookie.” Also written for @just-a-touch-of-sass-and-fandoms Shit My Patient’s Say challenge. I used a ton of quotes from that one. They’re all bolded.
A/N 2: Unbeta’d and unedited. Probably a shit ton of mistakes. My bad.
A/N 3: Most/All of the stories in here aside from being robbed (at gunpoint anyway) have happened to me in my career. More than once. Fun times.
left your 12 and a half hour shift at the pharmacy over 30 minutes late. Some
asshole had decided to wait until 9:00 to come get their prescription filled
that they needed right that second. Of course, they’d had the prescription in
their hand for over three weeks. Not that you could turn them down. Your district
manager would surely find out and chew your ass out for it the next day.
your bags and sliding out of your car you realized Dean wasn’t home yet either.
Your husband’s Impala was nowhere to be seen. Ever since he’d taken a job as an
FBI agent, he’d been working crazy hours too. The two of you barely saw each
other anymore and it sucked. Sighing, you trudged into the house and dropped
your stuff, kicking off your shoes. You made your way into the kitchen,
grabbing all the junk food you could find and a bottle of Captain Morgan before
throwing yourself in a heap on the couch.
were mindlessly watching TV when Dean came home, discarding his jacket and tie
before he lifted your legs and sat down, resting your legs in his lap. “Rough
gave you that idea?”
completely eaten bag of chips, the leftover ketchup on the plate where you
probably had a frozen cheeseburger, oh and the uh…half drunk bottle of Captain
Morgan that was totally full yesterday.” Dean pointed to the bottle in your
hand and you rolled your eyes, sarcastically scoffing into the air.
Stiles and Derek have been dating on the downlow for a few months. Stiles is eighteen and all, but the thing they have going is so low key that it didn’t seem worth announcing. They hang out, and sometimes they kiss, and sometimes they cuddle, and sometimes Derek sucks Stiles off until Stiles literally sees stars–but it’s not any kind of great romance, nothing like the relationships they’re surrounded by.
They’re even tentatively planning to keep an open relationship when Stiles goes off to college in the fall (which Stiles claims is ridiculous, since his school is only an hour and a half away, totally within booty call limits).
Bong Soon didn’t turn into a damsel in distress when she lost her powers and MH came to her rescue and I’m going to fight anyone who tries to say otherwise. The possibility of her losing her strength has been real since the very beginning and the fact that she lost it while protecting her best friend and when she finally accepted it is heartbreaking.
Just like Superman and other superheroes, BS has her own kryptonine; she isn’t all powerful or invincible and she can’t defeat all her enemies on her own, particularly a diabolical psychopath who is aware of her weakness. No man is an island - at some point in their lives everyone needs to be saved, but unfortunately, not everyone has someone who would. Bong Soon does have that someone, someone who is ready to risk it all for her just like she is for him and her best friend. Calling BS a damsel in distress just because she lost her strength and needs to be protected MEANS REDUCING HER WORTH AND POWER TO HER PHYSICAL STRENGTH, making her into a machine, taking away her humanity from her. I hate those people who do that and I have extremely low opinion of them.
She might have lost her physical strength but BS IS BY NO MEANS POWERLESS OR WEAK. Aware that she lost her super strength, she gets up on her feet, walks straight to that psychopath, TAKES THE LOADED GUN WHICH IS POINTED AT HER AND TRIES TO FIGHT HIM ANYWAY. That’s REAL POWER, THAT’S REAL COURAGE, THAT IS WHAT IS SO FUCKING BADASS ABOUT HER!
Would people be calling MH a damsel in distress if he needed saving and BS came to his rescue (which by the way, she did multiple times already!)? No, but they would call her badass then.
Who called Superman a damsel in distress when he was saved by Lois Lane, who called Healer a damsel in distress when YS saved him, who called City Hunter that when Nana saved him,… even the most powerful lose their powers at some point, but what truly makes them superheroes is that EVEN THEN THEY DON’T GIVE UP, LIKE STRONG WOMAN DO BONG SOON.
Luke dies in his fight with the Emperor before Vader has a chance to save him.
This breaks Vader, to the point where he just fucking leaves the Empire and goes off to find Leia “there is another” Organa and what remains of the Rebellion.
And he shows up on Leia’s doorstep, to which Leia shoots him immediately. “Okay that’s fair,” he says, wheezing and holding his wired shoulder in pain.
“What do you want?” she says, this time aiming the blaster at his head. “Answer quickly.”
He tosses her Luke’s lightsaber. “This should belong to you. He would want you to have it.” He coughs, “And I want to join the Rebellion.”
Leia lowers her gun very carefully. “Explain.”
“What is there to explain?” Vader stands fully, towering over Leia. “He killed my son. I want the Emperor dead. At this point, I no longer care what government replaces him so long as the man who murdered my son is dead.”
Leia thinks I can work with that.
So you have Leia here steadfastly ignoring Obi-Wan and Yoda’s ghosts who follow her around spouting Jedi nonsense, of which she refuses to listen to unless they let her talk to Luke, who instead turns to Darth Vader to learn the ways of the Force. “Lost, all hope is” except it isn’t.
Because you have Darth “Probably Not A Dark Sider Anymore But Also Wouldn’t Call Him a Jedi” Vader and Leia “Anger Is My Middle Name But I’m Also Firmly In the Light” Organa teaming up and wrecking havok on literally everything. Seriously, there are whole planets on fire.
Vader teaches Leia the Force, and they never bring up the fact that they are related if they can help it (which means, inevitably, that they end up talking about it occasionally: “You look like your mother,” “…What was she like?” v. “I see now why Obi-Wan didn’t train you. You couldn’t be more my daughter if you tried. Poor Bail…I can only imagine what you were like as a child.” with Leia sputtering “HOW DARE”).
meanwhile Han Solo is following them holding a baby Ben (who, I imagine, is now named Luke) going “guys? guys? i don’t understand. why is darth vader here. leia why haven’t you shot him. leia can I shoot him? leia we should probably not set this planet on fir–okay, so we’re setting this place on fire. cool cool cool”
in the afterlife, Obi-Wan and Yoda are mourning about how ALL IS LOST while Padme and Luke are drinking mimosas and laughing because they knew there was good there all along.
Ichiruki has always been the main canon-material pairing in BLEACH for me, but as BLEACH was an action genre, I was very happy it didn’t get into any romance that would get in the way of the series. That’s one of the reasons I didn’t like Orihime’s position in the franchise, because that’s all she was demoted to in the end.
Ichigo and Rukia had amazing chemistry in the first and best arc of BLEACH. But when the Hueco Mundo arc came around, Kubo kinda destroyed Rukia’s personality. She did hit Ichigo now and then in the first arc when he’d make fun of her, not for just the sake of beating Ichigo up. Ichigo was extremely depressed, injured, and misinformed about the hollow attack. She shows up and beats the crap out of him. She brings him to his senses, but after the Hueco Mundo arc, Kubo butchered Rukia’s caring side towards Ichigo, which I was extremely unhappy about. You’d think considered Kaien’s death she’s be far more caring and considerate…… but no. Just down the gutter. ESPECIALLY when Rukia forced Ichigo to apologize to Orihime. That was not acceptable. Orihime and Chad ran into the fight of their own will, its not Ichigo’s fault they got hurt and he should not take blame for that. Orihime did try to reason with Ichigo that she ran in of her own accord and that he shouldn’t have to be there to protect her all the time. This set up the whole gary-sue trope for Ichigo, and ever since then he was the only one to ever actually progress the BLEACH series and things just got sickeningly repetitive.
Now…I apologize if I’m side tracking but I have to talk about my stance on these pairings again:
….Orihime was shown to have a crush on Ichigo throughout the entire manga, but never had any real reason or explanation behind it.
Seriously? Why????? She literally would give up her life for a mere highschool crush.. who does that? Its been stated she didn’t develop a crush for Ichigo until she saw him in Highschool. She stalks him and constantly gets in his way.
Ichigo has never once shown any interest in her at all, he’s brushed her off and ignored her everytime she approached him, and yet Kubo has the audacity to co-author a book and release it about Ichigo saying he knew about Orihime’s crush this entire time and even asks her out? I’ve never heard something so ridiculous in my entire life.
I saw a video released recently about one of the BLEACH editors saying Orihime was the heroine of the series which is entirely false. Out of the entire series (besides filler arcs), Orihime has only defeated ONE enemy. Which was a weakling hollow in the first arc. That’s literally it. I don’t think heroines are defined by the amount of people they’ve healed, but regarding that, her healing abilities could be replaced easily by Hachigen or Unohana. Hachigen told her she had the ability to bring things back to life without needing a body, and yet her power couldn’t even HEAL a body like Ichigo’s in the Ulquiorra fight. She’s no heroine. She was demoted to a side-character.
Back to her crush on Ichigo, remember the ONE time she actually defeated an enemy? That was for TATSUKI. TATSUKI WAS THE ONE WHO AWOKE HER POWER, AND THAT’S WHEN ORIHIME GAINED INDEPENDENCE TO FIGHT. But when going to rescue Rukia, she was really only there to “protect” Ichigo for no real reason as to why besides her crush that she doesn’t even know if its requited.
Orihime had the ability to reverse time. She was given many opportunities to actually make a difference in the series that only she could make. But none were taken. She didn’t reverse the Hougyoku, she couldn’t stop Tsukishima, and despite having “god like powers” her power does jack-shit to the soul kings. As to how she wasn’t killed in the Yhwach vs Ichigo battle, and as to why Ichigo and CO. even let her come along on this mission will forever be a mystery to me. She’s the weakest character out of the original team of 5, by all means, she should have been killed. Even Renji knew she wasn’t a warrior, so why was she there? Her only significance in the final battle was fixing Yoruichi’s arm, that’s it. (and giving birth to Yhwach Jr. but that’s a cluster fuck to analyze for another time)
Orihime was reduced to pure fanservice waifu-material. Her breasts were 4X the size of her head in the quincy arc, and her power has been completely useless overall the entire series, especially if others can replicate her abilities to an even better extent than her own. (Like Hachigen.)
The fact that there’s no soul king and Ichigo wasn’t allowed at home due to his power issues, and the fact that they’re even allowed to have children in the world of the living, this is the most baffling, false, and culture shocking ending to a series I have ever seen. I feel like this ending is legit a dream world that Ichigo is having as the new soul king considering this ending is literally not possible reflecting on all the information we’ve been given this past arc. Yikes.
“Knowing eachother for a long time” is weird in itself considering time passes differently in Soul Society than in the human world… which Kubo seems to have forgotten. As to why they’d have a child that is somehow the same-looking age as Kazui perhaps around the same time as Ichigo and Orihime is a bundle of confusion already. But these two didn’t talk for 40 years, then Renji shows up and beats her up and slices her, threatening to KILL her, where URYU HAS TO STEP IN. HOW BAD DOES THAT LOOK WHEN A QUINCY STEPS IN-BETWEEN A SHINIGAMI QUARREL. Renji and Rukia have had absolutely zero romantic interest the entire series. The only one time Renji ever seems to actually like her was when they were children. But RenRuki has never had any one-sided love confessions like Orihime. THis is the least developed pairing out of the two.
(and also for Orihime to make Rukia a wedding veil out of strawberry flowers… REALLY? I MEAN…. no wonder there’s Ichiruki/Ishihime cheating AU’s going around right now! I mean can you imagine Renji seeing his to be wife marching down the aisle with strawberry flowers? Considering this anime has heavily implied name association (Princess Orihime, Sado Yasutora the Tiger, Yuzu-Ichigo-and Karin being named with homonyms for fruits, Ichigo addressing his name with the number 15 on his door, Kon being direct from Konpaku..) For Renji not to pick up on that, especially with Ichigo probably attending their wedding….he’s gotta know something is up. I mean how did Renji even know about Orihime’s crush on Ichigo let alone “know” Ichigo has a “crush on” Orihime too? Zero context for that too. Lot of plot hole issues with these pairings. ))
now Uryu. Precious Uryu. He deserved the world and got nothing. An anti-social who ends up making friends only for them all to become distant from him once more. The original quincy who gets nearly zero spotlight in an arc dedicated to quincy. A man who stood up for ex-shinigami Rukia when she was getting sliced up by her “future husband” Renji. A man who noticed, reassured, encouraged, and was amazed by Orihime’s abilities and kindness. A man who would lay his life down for her after spending nearly the entire Soul Society arc with her. Orihime was the closest person in the group with Uryu, they even shared the same aspirations. They were both top in their sewing class, had quirky designs and tastes, and in the end were both interested in the medical field. They even had a close relative they adored die before their eyes when they were young. For this pairing not to be canon is a crime to me. These two deserved so… so much better.
I honestly could live with Renruki. That’s a whatever for me for it to be canon. But Ichihime makes zero sense with the plot. That’s my main issue with the pairings. For Ichihime to be real, Ichigo and Orihime have to be in soul society. But even so, if Ichigo was in soul society, that means more time with Rukia, so at that point, who knows which way the pairings would go?
That being said, I would not want a forced Ichiruki BLEACH ending if it meant there’d be no soul king and massive gun-shot plot holes and contradictory storyline like Ichihime left.
I completely shipped Ichiruki in the first arc, but as I said, Kubo changed Rukia’s personality (and her friggen backstory? He made her out to be one of the weakest shinigami and yet she had a shikai like… when did she obtain this? If this was before she lost her powers then I’m at a loss as to how she couldn’t defeat a simple hollow, Kubo is a complete liar he legit had no idea where he was going with the story.)Maybe her desire to get rid of her powers and die because of the Kaien incident would make sense at the time, but other than that her being weak was weird, especially now since she’s defeated one of the most powerful underling quincy and obtained a bankai. How can that BLEACH editor say she’s not the true heroine of the series? She can fight and heal injuries, she’s got the training for it.
So I absolutely love Ichiruki. As an AU. Because with the way Kubo set Ichigo up to really be the only soul king option besides Aizen, Ichiruki couldn’t be canon along with Ichihime. If the quincy arc diverged away from that where there was no desperate need for a soul king, Ichiruki should have totally become canon because of Ichigo’s bounds to Soul Society and given their chemistry.
Orihime was jealous of Rukia because Rukia was always the one who could reach through to Ichigo no matter what. Orihime was never able to do that (besides that time in the Grimmjow fight, but the reason Ichigo was upset was because of her in the first place so it makes sense as to why he’d only listen to her that one time.) For Orihime to still hold such good ties with Rukia all the while hating her on the inside for being closer with Ichigo is a surprise to me. She’s strong with her kindness, I’ll give her that. But regardless, she was helpless to save Ichigo, even with her powers. The only time she successfully healed him was during the first arc up to Grimmjow’s fight. After that, she just couldn’t seem to heal him anymore because her power is “no match” against the reiatsu inflicted wounds.
Renji said Rukia’s faced never looked so alive when he mentioned traces of Ichigo sightings in Soul Society. Ichigo, a guy Rukia only knew for a little while, rushed in with little to no shinigami experience to save her, while Renji sat back hopeless knowing he could do nothing despite her being his only friend for so many years. He BEGGED Ichigo to save her because he couldn’t.
Orihime and Renji could not once reach out to the ones they “loved” this whole series. They both held a jealously towards their “spouses’” significant other because they knew they couldn’t do the same. That says a lot about this entire situation.
To have two main characters: male and female… have such a great start off friendship…. to have the female character have a back story involving a guy who she loved who was so similar to Ichigo its uncanny, to have Ichigo quote something he heard from Rukia an entire arc ago when addressing his father’s shinigami powers, to have Orihime fear Ichigo turning hollow when Rukia fears FOR Ichigo as a hollow, to have ichigo constantly be concerned for Rukia’s well being during the Orihime Rescue mission ready to drop everything to go save her first if she was in trouble, to continuously joke about Ichigo and Rukia’s close “romantic” relationship in canon and filler arc along with rumors being spread that the two are dating within the highschool in the first arc, to have an entire movie dedicated to Ichigo and Rukia’s relationship where Ichigo remembered Rukia so quickly, while her future HUSBAND RENJI FORGOT HER COMPLETELY, to have multiple parallels of “sun and moon” yin/yang - clad-type finale white and black bankai moves - similar Masaki-Isshin forbidden meeting parallel not to mention the parallel of Ichigo/Isshin saving Rukia/Masaki savior scene nearly laid out the same way, to have a PTSD rain significance with Ichigo’s memories of his mother dying- and when he saves Rukia he says the rain stopped because of her, to have Isshin and Ichigo’s family accept Rukia as a third daughter/sister and have her sleep in their house treating her as part of the family while Isshin and Yuzu listen in on Rukia and Ichigo’s conversations in the bedroom along with Yuzu being concerned because Rukia seems more girly and romance material to Ichigo than Tatsuki was, to have ichigo miss his power that he dreams about Rukia, to have Ichigo think of Rukia as the last and strongest pride he had as a shinigami when trying to gain his fullbring, to have Rukia swoop in and save him when he’s crying his eyes out to help him regain his power- to be the only one in Soul Society to be against the idea of Ichigo becoming Soul Society’s enemy and spying on him, when Ichigo ends up seeing Rukia’s butt in the hot springs and he and the other guy think of peaches….., when Renji forcibly picks a bloody defeated Ichigo off the ground Rukia tells him to wait and that Ichigo might not be in good shape for a lecture despite that being her job the past few arcs, to have Yhwach say he’ll show up when Ichigo and his friends are at their happiest and he chooses to show up during Ichigo and Rukia’s 10 year reunion and not their weddings or baby-showers, to have Ichihime and Renruki become the “canon” pairing and having their children be the focus of the final chapter and yet the finale book cover is Ichiruki, to have a co-author novel with the suspicious title “We do KNOT always love you” featuring Renji and Rukia’s wedding and Ichihime confession, to have Ichiruki be voted the most popular BLEACH pairing and to be promoting the final BLEACH manga with Ichiruki advertisement bait….. to have the last image we see of the main group be of Ichigo and Rukia who hardly acknowledge their spouses the whole chapter?
and Tite Kubo FRIENDZONED these two?
I’m glad Ichiruki didn’t get in the way of the story like Ichihime did, so at least that’s a positive.
Mitsuro Kubo, the creator of Yuri on Ice did in 12 anime episodes what Tite Kubo couldn’t do in 10 years.
Create a believable, developed, romantic relationship with a good plot to back it up.
and the best part is, Mitsuro Kubo did it with non-heterosexual characters.
For Kubo to rush in with this light novel to try and force in “romantic development” to try and explain pairings he literally only splooshed together for the sake of children.. and to attempt to explain it in a single light novel when he had wasted a ton of plotline set ups that went no where that he could have spent developing said relationships in 10 years time? To have him claim this is an action genre only for him to approve of a light novel based around forced romance and not filling up the hundreds of plot holes he made in the series? Sure we get insight on a couple character’s status and whereabouts but uM WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED… TO THE SOUL KING? THE ZERO SQUAD? Y’KNOW… THE MOST IMPORTANT KEY TO THE WORLD BEING ABLE TO LIVE? HE DEEMED PAIRINGS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THAT?
If Kaien Shiba claims our hearts are in our fists, I think there’s a lot of bleach fans out there who would love to introduce their “hearts” to Kubo’s face… as harsh as that sounds. He and his entire editor team just continue to ship bait and lie to their fans. It’s very disrespectful, kinda giving fans a reason to be upset with them aside from their other choices. Still don’t approve of the harassment going on though. Nothing is gonna change it now besides us. Its up to us to patch up what’s left of BLEACH’S dignity by continuing to improve and create better plot lines that Kubo pulled out of his garbage can.
So yeah. Ishihime and Ichiruki were, without a doubt in my mind, canon in the first arc. The amount of time and care each exhibited toward eachother throughout the arc says it all. The end game pairings were DEFINITELY not planned from the beginning. Kubo never had a hold that good on the plot of his series past the first arc. Its just… its not believable. Can’t buy it no matter how hard I try…
Summary: Most actresses would jump at the chance to play in a role opposite from their husband, but when your role opposite from your husband Matthew is designed to cause pain, it’s far from a dream come true. Based on the episode Entropy.
Word count: 1,545
A/N: This is my first time writing for MGG so bear with me if it’s a little rough! There are also some spoilers within since it is based on 11x11. I would love to know what you thought!
Being an actress meant that you had grown accustomed to a multitude of things throughout the course of your career.
Early morning wake up calls with equally late nights on set, script changes coming within ten minutes of filming, months on end spent away from the comfort of your own home, and even invasive encounters with unapologetic paparazzi.
But yet, the act of having another person apply your makeup for the day was one that you could never fully grow used to.
“Dayne, you do realize that you can apply mascara without destroying my cornea in the process, right?” your eyes darted upwards at the makeup artist whose wand-wielding hand inched closer and closer to your line of sight.
A chuckle resonated from Dayne as he took a step back from you, “I can’t tell who’s harder to work with,” sarcasm dripped from the smirk he wore, “You, or your husband.”
At the mere mention of Matthew, anxiety clenched your chest tight, but you managed to pass it off with a breathy laugh, “Just be glad that it’s me you’re putting fake lashes on instead.”
It was unusual, and incredibly unsettling, to experience such apprehension at the thought of even seeing your husband whilst preparing for your first role opposite him.
After meeting at the Tribeca Film Festival for his film ‘Magic Valley’ it was written in the stars from then on out for the two of you to be together.
Three years of dating and another two years of marriage later, Matthew and yourself had never once starred in a film together, despite both of your affinities for indie films, which only made it even more shocking when he arrived home from the Criminal Minds set one night with a script gripped in his hand.
Hi! I don't know if you've answered this, I was wondering what was your opinion of the Netflix show, given that you have such extensive background knowledge on the actual books. Are they being loyal to the real VFD? Or are they inventing too much? I myself am a little confused about my feelings toward it. I am super interested in the VFD background they are showing us because it was my favorite part of the books. Are they being loyal to it? (in your opinion) thank you!
Hi! As other reviewers have pointed out, this is less of an adaptation than a reboot. Daniel Handler had already gone on record, several years ago, that he hadn’t incorporated any mysteries in the first 4 books because his original contract only went so far. He had no guarantee the series would be published in its entirety and didn’t want to introduce plotlines which would have to be left uncompleted. So basically he wrote the first 4 books as Chekhov’s guns and plot coupons and introduced V.F.D. later. So the Netflix show, in a way, gives us a flavor of what the plot would have looked like had Handler been “allowed” to introduce V.F.D. from the very beginning.
It’s definitely fascinating to look at the way Handler is essentially changing his own plot. For example the way Arthur Poe handles the Baudelaire parents’ will is a messy mystery in the books, but episode 2 of the Netflix show retcons Arthur’s actions in a much more satisfying manner. The only downside is that the plot is being changed in such as significant manner that the books and the show now exist in two separate continuities. We shouldn’t rely on the show to explain away the books or vice-versa.
On her 28th birthday Emma Swan made a wish on the solitary candle of a small cupcake and now she is standing in front of a white three-tiered cake surrounded by her family and friends. She blinks back the tears that threaten to ruin all of Goldilock’s hard work.
“Alright there, love?” Killian whispers in her ear.
She turns to him and smiles. “Yeah. I just never dreamed–“
“I know.” The hand around her waist gives a gentle squeeze and she leans into him. He did know and that was the miracle of it all that she had found someone who could understand what it was to be lost, alone, and broken, someone who accepted all parts of her, someone who–
A sudden crash interrupts her thoughts and every head turns toward the sound.
“Seriously?” Emma groans as the Black Fairy strides into the room. They had expected her or Gideon to show up, had thrown up protection spells and put out fairies on the perimeter. She hadn’t crashed the actual ceremony but it obviously hadn’t been enough to keep her away forever. The guests watch the fairy with wide eyes as she stalks toward Emma and Killian.
“What a happy occasion, Savior. I do hope I’m not interrupting anything important?”
“Actually you are. Maybe you can come back later? Perhaps after my honeymoon?”
Killian chuckles beside her and Emma stands a little bit taller.
The Black Fairy gives a mock pout. “Oh. I’m sorry but that just doesn’t work for me. You see I am rather anxious to get this over with and begin my happy ending.”
Emma knows she should be scared but the strongest emotion she feels is annoyance. Because she just wanted one day, her wedding day, to be free of monsters and drama and life or death situations. Out of the corner of her eye she can see Regina and Zelena moving into position and her parents approaching behind the Black Fairy. with sword and bow in hand. Somewhere she knows Elsa is also ready and that half her guests are heroes in their own right. Killian is tense beside her, his hand on his sword, waiting for her cue. She smiles. She has her whole family behind her.
“Fine,” she says and reaches up to pull the veil from her hair, it was some kind of magic spider lace that her mother’s, mother’s, mother, had worn and she wasn’t about to let it tear. She turns to her husband. “Killian, hold my veil?”
He takes it with a wide smile and an intense look in his eyes that tells her he trusts her completely, that he would be with her no matter what.
“As you wish.”
And it’s not really the time or place but she can’t help smiling and pulling him in for an intense kiss. A kiss that makes her even more determined to get to their honeymoon. She sighs as they break apart and then turns back to the gate crasher.
“All right, Voldemort let’s get this over with it.”
Everything happens at once.
Regina, Zelena, Elsa, Maleficent, and Emma all shoot their magic, light filling the room as it streaks toward their target who is already disappearing in a puff of smoke. Half the guests run for cover and the other half pull out swords, knifes and guns. Emma hears Killian calling out orders. Then there is a rush of sound and the room is filled with the Black Fairies minions. Everyone begins to fight and it’s complete chaos. Emma conjures a sword to her hand and dives in.
She is making her way toward her parents, slashing at the magical creatures and occasionally using a burst of magic to blow them away. At some point her dress gets ripped, which really pisses her off.
She keeps an eye on Killian who, with Elsa’s help, is clearing a path to an exit and trying to herd those who are unable to fight. She loses sight of him when something that looks like a small ogre attacks her dad and it takes her, Regina, and her mom to help kill it.
They barely have time to shoot each other satisfied smiles before the roof of the building shudders and then disappears as it is ripped off by a large, green dragon.
“Oh dammit–“ Emma starts.
“Mal? I a little help?” Regina calls.
“On it.” Maleficent returns as her body begins to stretch and grow.
The dragon shoots a molten stream of fire that Emma just watches as it hurls toward her, her brain not quite comprehending the danger.
“Emma!” She hears Killian scream and then the fire is met by ice.
“Stay away from my friend.” Elsa yells as her magic erupts from her hands. Steam hisses in the air and fills the room. Emma grins and pushes the wet tendrils of hair from her face. As the roars of two dragons sound overhead she turns back to the battle around her. Killian is suddenly there beside her. His suit jacket is gone and his hair and white shirt are wet and clinging to him, a streak of green blood runs down his arm from whatever creature or creatures he had killed. He is grinning and she rolls her eyes at him. He brushes a lock of her hair from her shoulder with his hook.
She knows she looks as bad as him with her hair a mess and her wet, stained, and ripped dress but the way he is looking at her with awe and wonder she feels more beautiful than when she walked down the aisle not two hours ago.
“I love you,” she says.
He only has time to smile in response before they both turn to meet the next threat. And Emma knows that after this fight there will be another, that the Black Fairy is waiting for her but with her husband and her family and friends beside her she knows she will win.
prompt #7, #8, and #15: “how about we put the gun down and talk about this?” “i came here to kick ass and chew gum.. and I’m all out of gum.” “don’t tempt me.”
a/n: lmao you probably wanted a super serious angst fic but i couldn’t resist
Today has been a very long day for Lin.
No, it’s been a long week, but today felt as though it dragged on and on and he would never live to see the end.
His whole day was full of interviews and shows and meetings. He was tired and needed a break desperately from his ever so busy life and rushing constantly. The only thing getting him through his rough day and tireless efforts was the thought of coming home to you.
Sam x Reader Warnings: language (Umm, ya, I wrote it so obviously there’s swearing… you should just take this warning as a given always for my fics), mentions of blood and injury, anxiety and fear
Summary: Sam tries to get to Y/N and wake her while Dean, Cas, and Crowley wait for their showdown with Rowena.
A/N: Alas, all good things must come to an end, and so it is with this story. I hope you enjoy reading this conclusion as much as I enjoyed writing it. This is the final part of our Mess Is Mine series.
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Dean was watching the flames and smoke rise higher and higher beyond the point where Sam had disappeared into the tangled mass of thorns. He paced in his fiftieth frantic circle and stopped in front of Cas.
”I don’t like this,” he said. His green eyes were wide and frantic, and his stomach was twisting.
The angel nodded. “I know. But give him time.”
”How much time?” Dean asked. “There’s no way for us to know if something goes wrong. We can’t see shit in there!” Dean turned again to face the crumbling, smoking ruins feeling helpless and sick.
Suddenly, Crowley’s voice behind them snapped their attention elsewhere.
”We’re about to be otherwise engaged,” he said. “Hello, Mother.”
The angel and Dean whipped around to see Rowena standing just beyond Crowley, a fierce and wild light in her eyes, her red lips pressed together in a thin line. “Fergus,” she said through her teeth. “Have you not yet learned your lesson about meddling in things that don’t concern you?”
“It’s not that I don’t learn,” Crowley said. “It’s just that the thought of torturing you forever and having you at my complete and utter mercy after your betrayal is much too appealing.” He raised a hand and pressed his middle finger and thumb together.
Prompt: Batmom being kidnapped and held for ransom because “Hey, Bruce you’re rich” and Batmom handles it before Batman can get there by giving them a stern talking to…
You’re a bit offended to be honest. You don’t get Joker, or Bane, or even the Riddler; no, you get common everyday thugs that hold you up in the parking lot. It’s nothing you can’t handle, after all, you spent all the time travelling with Bruce and watching him train. It’s only natural that you’d pick up a little something. Then there was that one Saturday that Bruce kicked your butt in the name of a self-defense class. In all honesty, it was revenge for making him go to an opera that you knew he hated.
Still, you can’t really bring yourself to be afraid, even with a loaded gun pointing at you. You know how to disarm him, and you’ve already pressed the panic alarm on your car remote, which means Batman will soon be there. You know it’s the smart thing to wait. To just let the idiot holding the gun and his pal argue about the best way to stuff you in the back of a van and hold you for ransom. BUT…
He’s distracted, and the safety isn’t off the gun. Dropping your purse to the ground you move forward before the bozo in front of you can react. You grab his wrist, sending it towards the sky before quickly stepping to the side and behind him while twisting his arm. Meanwhile your foot slides under one of his, sending him to his knees before going to rest on the back of the knee.
He drops the gun a second later and you stare at his shocked pal. The dude is literally just standing there with his mouth open in shock. It’s the look the boys give you when you catch them doing something they shouldn’t. So you do what you always do in these situations, you begin your lecture. It’s the same one you give Damian about when he tries to ditch school for months on end, or tries to go on patrol on school nights. You lecture them about life choices, and making smart decisions.
Before you can finish, he’s running, and you’re doing your best to not laugh as you apply just a bit more pressure to the guy’s leg making him whimper. You know one good stomp would break it, but that’s more Bruce’s thing than yours.
Almost as though the thought of him alone summons him, Batman drops from the ceiling, followed by all of your boys. Throwing your head towards the exit you say, “His buddy went that way.”
Tim and Damian head in that direction as Dick and Jason take over your guy … who has effectively fainted at the sight of your family. Knowing that you’re in clear you walk up to Bruce kiss his cheek and simply say, “See you at home sweetheart.” And then throw back towards the boys, “Be safe boys, I’ll have ice cream ready when you get home.”
Bruce is still to stunned to say anything, and as Jason hands you your purse and keys, he gives you a hug and says, “My Ma’s got moves.”
You just smile and say, “Damn Straight. Slap your father if he doesn’t come out of his stupor in the next few minutes.”
“You got it.” He says, and then you get in the car and head home to retell the tale to Alfred.
Would it be useful or realistic to attach a knife to a gun? Would it be in anyway helpful in a fight in a smaller space or would it just get in the way and be unhelpful?
Well, that’s called a bayonet. They do exist. These date back
to single shot firearms, where you’d be left without a functional weapon while
reloading in an era when melee combat was still the norm. As with a lot of elements
of military tradition and hardware, bayonets have massively outlived their
Modern bayonets are (usually) functional combat knives with attachment
points designed to lock onto a rifle. That said, some rifles do include integrated
bayonets, which can be collapsed and stored on the gun.
Generally speaking, the only
time you’d use a bayonet is when the rifle cannot be fired. Either because it’s
out of ammunition, malfunctioning, or you’re in some incredibly specific
situation where firing it would be a profoundly bad idea. Otherwise, even in
close quarters, you’re better off pumping two or three rounds into someone.
Which leads back to the question about usefulness; not very.
Detachable ones can be useful in the sense that you need a knife and just
happen to be carrying one, but a well equipped combatant should have a knife or
other cutting implement in easy reach regardless. In very rare circumstances,
it’s a good augment for your rifle, but that’s more of an, “in theory,”
consideration than a practical application.
Sticking a bayonet on a pistol (or revolver) isn’t a great
idea. You’ll see these occasionally as novelty items, but you’d be better off
simply bringing a separate knife. The one advantage a bayonet has, when it’s
mounted on a rifle, is reach. Slapping one on a pistol makes the blade harder
to control, without increasing its range.
mains tracer for most competitive games so he’s considered dps
technically when he streams he loVES to play lucio because the character just vibes with him so much,,,,,like when he gets to say LETS BREAK IT DOWN he always gets sO giddy
but also just loves tracer too and as a gift for the fans he wore her jacket and goggles to a fansign event (everyone also wanted to see him in the tight legging but manager namjoon made sure that didn’t happen. bummer.)
“cheers love, hoseok is here~ ;)”
talks so much in the booth but the team really likes it because he keeps the energy high even if they lose maps like hoseok gets up and dances around the booth and gets yoongi to laugh and taehyung to relax like,,,,he’s the teams spirit tbh
but also their downfall. uses their twitter to post embarrassing pics of them sleeping on the plane and stuff
you’re actually one of the commentators for a season long competition and so ,,, you and hoseok see a lot of each other
and it’s not like you mean to catch each others eye or anything,,,,you know him of course because of his fame but,,,,,,,
somehow there seems to be some kind of mutual interest
and when the first couple of rounds are over,,,,the commentators get to invite a player up to talk about the victory and ofc the team sends hoseok because who better to talk about their win
and as you’re getting ready,,,,,hoseok mumbles that he’s having trouble with the mic so you go over and help him
but you have to fasten it onto the collar of his shirt so you’re quite close and you can basically feel hoseok’s breathing
and when you finally clip the mic on you hear him whisper “even prettier up close~” and you blush because,,,,w,,what??? is he talking about you
and hoseok catches the tint of red on your skin and he shoots you a grin
and as you sit down to start the interview with the other caster you can’t help but keep seeing how hoseok never directly looks at them
but keeps nodding and smiling at you
and one of the questions is ‘say something to your fans’ and hoseok is like hmmm ok
and he makes finger guns and points it at your heart and goes “he shoots,,,,,he scores~” which is a line of tracers as well
and the other caster cracks a joke about how it should have been for the fans and not you and hoseok is like “they’re my fan too, right?”
and you’re so embarrassed that you can only nod,,,,using a hand to cover a bit of your face
and with the interview over hoseok stands up and makes his way to you and he’s like “i think i need help with my mic again?” and you know he’s lying
but you help him anyway and hoseok before you drop your hands from the mic takes them in his and is like
“did my fanservice work on you?” and you’re like,,,,,,,,,,what if it did? and he’s like wELL then that means i can take you out to dinner after the next round?
you pretend to think about it but all hoseok has to do is wink and you’re melted so you’re like ok,,,,,,but wear the tracer jacket
and hoseok is like oh? really? and ur like no no hehe but you did look cute
and for the first time mister suave jung hoseok is the one blushing hehe
Summary: You’re a mutant who was experimented on by Stryker. He changed your mutation so instead of feeling others’ emotions and transferring emotions to them, you can now only transfer emotions and you feel nothing.
Fic Prompt!: Brainwashed evil Dick with Batbros to the rescue! If you don't mind.
There you go. Tim decided he was the one in charge here, so I let him do all the angst. (Spoiler: it’s a lot of angst. As a matter of fact this is so sad, I’m just gonna go ahead and apologize for it in advance).
There’s little room for mistakes, so they keep it simple.
Red Robin goes first. Strategically speaking, he’s the only one capable of surprising Nightwing and throw him off balance, which is something that they really need if they want to overcome him with minimum damage.
Red Hood goes next. His fighting style is brutal and effective, and bruises are not a problem at this point. Besides, Nightwing doesn’t know that he’s not going to use his guns in their most effective way, so most of his focus will be on that and not on the next attack.
Robin’s supposed to go last. Take Nightwing by surprise, work on his sides, distract him enough for Tim and Jason to go for the second round, and immobilize and drug him before things get even more out of hands.
Like with all the simple things, the plan looked good on paper, but a few hiccups here and there were to be expected as a general rule, and they all were prepared for them.
What they were not prepared for, is for Robin to freeze in the middle of the fight.
It’s such an alien concept to Tim, that it takes him three seconds too many to realize what’s happening. And even when he does, even when he turns his attention from the sedative syringe he’s fumbling with to his younger brother, it doesn’t hit immediately.