wwis series

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“It was my past. I lost that world the night my parents died.” He drew close again. “But I found you, Deryn. Maybe I wasn’t meant to end the war, but I was meant to find you. I know that. You’ve saved me from not having any reason to keep going.”

“We save each other,” Deryn whispered. “That’s how it works.”

I could use some more blogs to follow! So if you post anything listed below, like or reblog this and I’ll check out your blog!

- world war 1
- world war 2
- 1900′s to 1950′s
- movies about either world war (f.e. ‘saving private ryan’ or ‘war horse’)
- tv series about either world war (f.e. ‘band of brothers’ or ‘the crimson field’)
- books about either world war (f.e. ‘the book thief’ or ‘the first casualty’)
- history (preferably focused on the 20th century)
- retro/vintage things

anonymous asked:

Do you read any riren/ereri fanfictions? If so what are your favorite ones? Ps your art is fucking amazing

I read ereri fanfic all the time! But my favourites… This is going to take a while to figure out because there’s a bunch and I can’t share every single one D: I’ll just pick a few that really stuck with me.

(This isn’t going to be a good fic rec list, since you’ve all probably already read these. Also, I’m only going to pick completed multi-chaptered ones, because the list of one-shots in my bookmarks is way too long to pick from)

Ok, SO! One of the first ereri fics I ever read was 1994 (which everyone and their mother has read) and it holds a special place in my heart.

A Warm Breath made me smile til my cheeks hurt and then made me bawl my eyes out so hard that my friend had to come check on me (I told them it was a fanfic and they rolled their eyes and laughed at me, how dare?!)

A Sound Like Breaking Glass was wonderful and so creative and just !!! Also Neither Tarnished Nor Afraid and These Weren’t Memories

Giving Up the Ghost, just… wow. My heart still aches if I think about this fic. And Words Cannot Describe was one of those fics you try to finish in one day, even though you desperately need to eat or sleep but you just can’t stop because it’s so good.

Grounded, Trompe-l’oeil and Time Deprives All But Memories are  A+++  

My Home Is Where Your Heart Is… I mean single Dad!Levi and babysitter!Eren? What more could you want?

The Red Long Johns (Or Be Sure to Dress in Layers) is the perfect teacher!Ereri AU, it’s cute and hilarious and Eren and Levi’s characterizations are wonderful. And obviously Büsker Dü’s and Don'ts. Also, Starboy is very good and bittersweet and also made me cryyy

The Colour of Rose Petals is so, so beautiful. I’m really not one for angst, but goddamn

The whole Entrenched series is !!! WWI ereri, yes, very good :)

It’s Funny Because Eren Can’t Read is another very popular one (for good reason)

So yeah, those are all some of my favs that I could read over and over :D

kawaiiusagichansan  asked:

Hello Sin! I was wondering if whenever you felt up for it, if you could add another installment to Reader and Newts time during WWI war series. I don't have anything in particular in mind at the moment, would just love to see what you would have happen ^_^ thank you for your consideration Sin! Best of luck with everything!

Done and done! Love you so much for requesting these!! ❤️ ahhhhh~

Master list

This is from my war series!

First installment | Second installment


YOU BRING ME HOME (PART 3).


“Lie still.” You whispered gently, trying to comfort the dying man on the cot. There was no more your medical knowledge could do for him, all you had left to offer was your hand in support as he gripped it tightly, gasping for air as he took his last breaths. The light in his eyes died out, and you closed your own as you tried to comprehend the situation. Another day, another dead body on the ledger.

“This war hurts us all.”


You looked behind you to see another soldier walking up to you, ready to bag and tag the body of the fallen. He held a clipboard in his hand, writing some information down. He motioned for you to move aside, and with a frown you obeyed.

“Got another injured for you.” He pointed towards the tent set up at the edge of the hill, and he went back to his work.

With a sigh you wiped your hands on the smock you wore, blood smearing along the material. The smell was awful, like rusting iron, but you had gotten so used to it it was hardly a concern anymore. You ran off to the top of the hill, eyes scanning the many soldiers who were either dead already, or crying out in pain or panic.

“You here for the injured?”

A man’s voice called out to you, and you turned to see another soldier standing before you. He was blond, older, but his eyes betrayed the calm demeanor he held. That was a face of a man who’s seen war many times.

“Yes, sir. May I tend to them?”


He nodded, flipping the flap of the tent open and allowing you inside. There was a body of a man lying on the floor, no longer breathing, and it broke your heart to see it. But, emotions couldn’t be mixed into this anymore, so you stepped over him, towards he lone figure sitting on a bucket. His back was turned to you, hair a mess, and what you were sure was originally reddish hair was smoky with soot and dust.

“Beg pardon…” You called out, hesitant to touch the man’s shoulder. But, he didn’t move, he didn’t say a single word and you went against your better instincts. Your hand fell upon his arm, and within an instant he jumped up, eyes wild with fear, and determination to fight. He began yelling, incoherently at first, but he he seemed confused.

“Come on!” He yelled out, hands up to fight.

“No no!” You yelled, holding your hands up to calm him. “I’m not the enemy…I’m not your enemy.” It was meant to soothe him, your words soft and comforting.

He looked at you through all the dirt that collected around his face, tears still in his eyes. He was gasping for breath, chest rising and falling at a fast pace. He still hadn’t dropped his arms, but he seemed more in tune with the world around him now. You slowly inched near him, still keeping your hands open.

“I won’t hurt you…please.” The closer you got the more he calmed, shaking fists slowly moving down. But, you brushed your fingers across his uniform, up along his arms and gripping him at the elbows to fully lower his fists. “Let me help you.”

His green eyes fell onto your face, and it was then that your heart had skipped. That face, those eyes…those very familiar eyes. You had seen them before, along a hill, atop a horse.

“Scamander?”

He seemed confused when you called his name, but when you repeated it he began to smile, tears falling now, but it was not a happy sight. He laughed, falling back down onto the bucket and crying through his fit of chuckles.

“Scamander…yes…” He glanced up at you, his eyes making your heart heavy with sadness.

“That is…my name.”


You tried to smile, giving him a reason to settle his nerves, but it was hard. Because the first time you met him, he seemed so…different. So strong, and ready to give his all. It would appear the war had torn him into another damaged soul.

“Yes…yes, Newt Scamander. Do you remember me?” You placed your hand over your chest. “Y/N. We’ve met before…months ago.”

He stopped his crying, looking up at you instead. “Once upon a horse…”

“Yes! Yes that’s right!” It was an exciting moment, you felt your own eyes well up with tears at his memory of you. “On a horse, on a hill…”

“You aren’t real…”

His words caused you alarm, and you softly brushed his dirty hair from his face. “I am real. Very much so, Mr. Scamander.”

Hope you like!! ❤️

1/3

So I’m starting to actually really like watercolour painting. I never did in the past but it’s been a bit fun to experiment (with Percival serving as something of a muse). 

Decided to go with a small mini-series featuring WWI era Percival (and Theseus next pic). 

Should have part 2 and 3 up soon. 

Lyrics are from Resistance - Skillet, BTW

Fanfiction - Crux (Constellations series)

So I’m adding a new star to my Constellations series. I’m just so happy and grateful for the amazing response to the previous one – Sirius - a story very dear to my heart. This one takes place during the Great War (WWI) and has a guest appearance of Pride and Prejudice. See you on the other side my loves!

Fanfiction

Crux

The wind was howling outside, cautioning everyone to stay indoors that night, making the glass windows tremble on their frames.

Her ankles were swollen after another day spent on her patient’s bedsides; the small of her back ached; her eyelids were heavy and tender, wishfully remembering her of the need to rest. But she wasn’t ready yet – she still had to go and see him before she could surrender herself to the arms of Morpheus.

Silent as a ghost Claire crossed the hall where beds had been gathered to improvise an infirmary, finding a moment to look up and admire, not for the first time, the intricate paintings on the ceiling. The house had been a great manor, the ancient home of an important and wealthy family, with more names than she had years of life. But when the Great War came, the waves of sorrow and disgrace washing the shores of England’s countryside, the widowed and childless Lady had given her estate to serve as a Convalescent Hospital.

And so it happened that Corporal Andrews had gotten the boil in his buttock lanceted, while laying on a bed under the crest of one of Britain’s finest families; and General Byron drank his daily dose of cod’s oil on a porcelain cup.

Corporal Dawson was moving restless in his sleep, trashing about, and Claire hurried to soothe him before he injured himself even further –  his right leg had been amputated in a field hospital on the Somme before being sent home to convalesce, but his stump had stubbornly refused to heal entirely.

Covering a soldier with a blanket here and greeting a fellow sleepy nurse there, she finally arrived to the small study where his bed had been placed to further privacy and peacefulness.

“Hello, Captain Fraser.” She acknowledged him, sitting on the chair by his bed as she had done so many times in the past three months. “I have been thinking of what to say to you tonight. I’m fairly sure I’ll be out of stories to tell you soon. So maybe we’ll give this one another go, shall we?”

“She was convinced that she could have been happy with him, when it was no longer likely they should meet.”  The clock on the hall struck eleven times, announcing the late hour, as Claire closed her favourite Jane Austen book, an heirloom of her mother.

She looked at him, his eyes firmly closed. Closed, as they had been for the past three months.

It had been a sunny day, as she recalled it – the rest of the details were lost in a haze of fatigue and endless duties. An ordinary day, in the strange world they had built during the World War. Except Captain James Fraser had been brought in that day – and he had nothing ordinary about him.

He was brave, she was sure. Had to be, as he had been caught in an explosion while trying to save one man in his company that no one seemed to like very much. The wounds in his body, while quite substantial, had healed with the passing days in the field hospital. But his mind had not.

James Fraser had been in a coma since the day of the explosion, his mind escaped from his body, wandering somewhere unachievable. Nothing the doctors had tried had succeeded in bringing him back. Hope lost, they had sent him to waste away in Britain’s soil. To her.

There was just something about him that discomposed her. He was beautiful of course – his nose just long enough, his cheekbones sharp and royal, long lashes covering his closed eyes, the unique hair that contrasted deeply with the whiteness of the bedclothes – but that was just part of it. She longed to hear him talk, to know if his voice was as deep as she imagined. His lips, fleshy and well-drawn, were meant to be used in a punishing smile. And his eyes – what colour was hidden there?

She knew very little about him, only the small details that had accompanied his arrival. A Scottish war hero. Best known as Jamie. No family known. An officer well loved and respected by his men, a true leader. A man without a past and likely no future.

It seemed utterly unfair that a man so young and fearless, with a heart that kept beating with the might of thunder, was destined to lay in a bed for the rest of his days. Alone somewhere in the dark of his own mind, with no one to keep him company. He was here, but she wouldn’t get to know him.

Was he in pain? Was he asleep, immersed in memories of better days? Could he hear her and know that someone cared for him?

And so it became a ritual. At first it was just part of her tasks – come to him; access his vitals; wash his beautifully made body, getting thinner and weaker everyday he was unable to move; feed him liquids through the feeding tube in his nose, a fascinating even if somewhat crude fabrication of one of the army surgeons – but soon enough Claire would find herself sitting beside him, gazing at him with longing. Talking to him. Reading to him from her scarce collection of books.

She was unable to sleep without coming to say goodnight to him. She would tell him stories of the other patients in her ward, people whose lives she had touched briefly in those days, their victories and defeats which felt like her own. Claire would share with him the things that were precious to her, the people of her past she had cherished. And above all else, she would wish for him to wake up and answer her, challenging him to claim back the life that was his.

Each night she held his hand at the end and would whisper in his ear “I’ll see you tomorrow, Jamie.”

****

Claire couldn’t remember the last time she had had a day off, so she thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to go to the village nearby and acquire some sewing thread, to mend her battered clothes, and maybe even a new book that she could share with Jamie.

As she crossed the door of her quarters, still fumbling after changing to her uniform, she watched as Nurse Neal ran down the hall, arms waving like a mad octopus.

“Nurse Beauchamp! Claire!” She suddenly halted, almost bumping against a dazed Claire.

“What is it Nurse Neal? Is something on fire?” She smiled, eyebrow raised in question.

“He is asking for you!” The blonde woman blurted. “You have to come!”

“Who is?” Claire asked, confused. “Is it General Myers again? I told him yesterday that he can cut his own toe nails. I’m a nurse, not his damned wife!”

“Captain Fraser.” The woman told her, brushing her arm with her hand. “He is awake and asking for you.”

“Jamie…?” Claire whispered, her body suddenly struck by a heat wave, her throat tight with undesired tears. “Are you sure?” Nurse Neal nodded, a big smile on her lips. Claire started in the direction of the study.

She stopped at the door, furiously trying to gather her rampant emotions, breathing deeply and slowly to calm herself. Claire gave a quick look to the mirror on the corner and saw her reflection in her blue uniform, cheeks blushed and eyes glowing.

Slowly she pushed the door open.

Blue. His eyes were the most remarkable blue she had ever seen.

He was sitting in bed, looking outside through the big window, the most curious expression on his features. Sorrow? Longing? Cautious happiness? She couldn’t say.

When he felt her enter, he turned his head and looked straight at her.

“Captain Fraser, I’m…” She began.

“Nurse Beauchamp.” He gave her an intense look. “I know who ye are. I could recognize yer voice in a room full of people and an orchestra playing.”

“You could?” Claire asked, amazed.

“Oh, aye.” He smiled, a gesture that suited him. “When the only thing ye hear for such a long time is this voice, ye get to know it verra well.”

Claire bushed. She squeezed a fold of her apron between her fingers to regain some composure.

“I must make sure everything is alright with you, Captain. You sustained very serious injuries and your state has been…delicate.”

“Of course.” And so Jamie suffered through her invasive questions, assessments and general prodding with an amused smile on his lips.

“Well, everything seems quite alright. But you are very weak, Captain. Now that you’ll be able to eat properly, you should regain your strength soon enough.”

“I thank ye, Nurse Beauchamp.” He bowed his head, gravely.

“I only did…”

“Not only for this.” Jamie interrupted, his hand touching hers. “But for everything.”

His voice was husky and Claire stopped, their eyes locked.

“Nurse…Claire….ye kept me here. When I was…asleep….Ye were the only thing that existed for me. I have heard people talk about this place they saw close to death. The white light, the path formed in front of them.” He gripped the sheets in his hand. “But for me there was nothing. I saw nothing. Only darkness.”

“Jamie…Captain Fraser…” She tried to stop him, but he went on.

“But there was this sound sometimes.” He proceeded. “A low noise, like someone humming a song. Like the voices of people I ken and love…calling and talking to me. And I felt that I might forget what living was like, find peace and comfort in that sound. I wanted sae badly to let go of everything, this useless body, and just flow with it.”

“Why didn’t you?” She asked softly.

“Because of ye.” He moved his shoulders in discomfort, like his clothes were too tight. “Ye would come and talk to me. I remember everything ye ever said to me, Claire. Every story, every book, every person ye loved and lost. I dinna wish to pain ye any further by dying, as ye seemed to care sae much.” He avoided her gaze. “And when the will to be gone was so strong that my heart felt ripped apart, I thought about how much I wanted to see ye. Ye gave me something worth living for.”

“Captain Fraser, those are bold words.” She tried to persuade him. “I’m sure you are a gentleman and very grateful but you don’t know me, not really. You shouldn’t talk like this to a complete stranger.”

“Claire,” He said impatiently. “Are ye trying to convince me or yerself? I ken what I feel well enough.” Jamie touched her face with the tip of his fingers, so cold and long, making her shiver.

“How can you…admire me…so much?” She asked astonished.

For the liveliness of your mind, I did.” He smiled, a mixture of mischief and tenderness. “I knew ye before I ever saw ye, mo nighean donn. And now that I do…It dinna change at all. Only grew, for everything about ye is beautiful. Aye?”

“Jamie.” She whispered. “I’m so glad of you. I am. But we mustn’t. You are my patient and an officer. I’m a nurse. This is highly unsuitable.”

“Aye.” He sighed, defeated, his hand dropping on the bed.

“But maybe…” She licked her lips and smiled, joyous and tentative. “When everything ends and I’m no longer Nurse Beauchamp and you’re no longer Captain Fraser. When we go back to being just Jamie and Claire….maybe then, you’d consider taking me to dinner?”

“Aye. I can wait.” Their eyes met again and Claire marvelled everytime she saw them open. Seeing her. Reflecting her. “For ye, I’d wait my entire life.”