I thought it would be good to explain why Yukimura’s and Sasuke’s assumption isn’t as much of a leap of logic as it may seem!
Traditional, old-fashioned Japanese proposals are notoriously indirect. The most famous example of a standard proposal back then would be the one about miso soup - something like, “I want to eat your miso soup everyday,” or “will you make miso soup for me everyday?” Saizo being Saizo, he’s obviously all about dango, not soup. So actually, Yukimura’s assumption was very reasonable.
sorry for spamming you with caps today, but I’m finally working on the review and this is somehow happening at the same time… his sad face when he realizes Jane isn’t there. It’s ok bb, she’s just gone shopping to find herself something pretty and memorable to be wearing when she tells you she loves you too.
(Same anon) Like damn sometimes you make me want to make my own ask blog? Because it is super inspiring??? Like you interact with /everyone/ and that takes a lot of patience and effort and I LOVE all the effort and care you put into your blog your characters, and your stories like?? Wow holy heck you are an inspiration
Take 2 selfies & put your entire music library own shuffle and share the first 10 songs that come up!
1. Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Rey 2. Not on Drugs - Tove Lo 3. You’ve Got the Love - Florence + The Machine 4. Mobile - Avril Lavigne 5. Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson) - Clean Bandit 6. Cinderella Man - Eminem 7. Attention - Charlie Puth 8. Throw Sum Mo (feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug) - Rae Sremmurd 9. Hurricane - Halsey 10. Gifted (feat. The Weeknd) - French Montana
lazy thursdays call for music and messing around with make up~
woop. there he is. there’s my asshole son. can we please talk about that absolute satisfaction on tsukki’s face? can you even imagine how many times he’s seen kageyama and hinata’s quick, hearing them scream and rave about it, hearing others be amazed about it and tsukki just thinks ‘it’s not that great. when will the novelty wear off on these people?’ thinking he just wanna block one just to shut people up about it because it’s becoming so overrated. but of course he can’t do that when he’s on the same team. imagine this boy just waiting for someone else to execute the same attack because he knows he can block it, he’s seen it enough times to be sick of it and he’s run multiple scenarios in his head on how to shut it down. and then the miya twins did it. imagine tsukki just going ‘finally’ and imagine the immense (maybe even dark and a little twisted just look at that face) satisfaction at finally–finally–being able to block that freak quick and proving once and for all that, yeah, it’s amazing, but it’s not that amazing.
Simon shoved open
the doors of the hotel, staring Raphael in the face.
“Dude,” he said
seriously, “We need to talk.”
Raphael raised an
eyebrow and turned slightly towards him. He sent a hard glare Simon’s way.
“And why should I
speak to you?”
Simon threw his
hands up in frustration. This conversation was already going downhill.
“Look, Raph, I’m—I’m
worried about you, okay?” Jeez, Simon felt super awkward but he forced himself
to keep eye contact and prove he meant it. “You haven’t come to bother me in a while
and I—I get that you’re probably not—forget it. I’m not the person you’d want
to talk to and you probably don’t even want to talk about the institute and you’re
probably upset about—well, I’m sure you’ve heard about me and—“
“Shut up, Lewis.”
“Okay, that was
just rude.” Simon turned around, “I guess I’ll just go.”
“Stay.” Raphael’s words
made Simon pause and turn around.
“Uh, what?” He
blinked stupidly, wondering if his vampire hearing was malfunctioning.
“Stick around,” he
said quietly. His face lacked the hard expression he usually wore. It broke
Simon’s heart to see him, the strong and dependable leader of the New York
clan, looking so tired.
nodded. He stepped closer, hoping it would be comforting and not seem like an
invasion of Raphael’s personal space.
“I’m not sure how
you became a daylighter, but with all that’s happened—you’re still my kind and part
of this family. Your concern proves that—though you’re still an idiot for
barging in here when I never said I retracted the kill order. In these times,
that means more than any grudge that you can live in the sun.”
help but smile. Becoming a daylighter as Raphael called it was great, but it
also made him feel different. He
already felt ostracized from Clary with the whole shadowhunters vs.
downworlders thing, but then he realized he was different from every other
vampire too. That hurt a little.
“I wish I could
give it to you.”
Raphael was silent
for a moment. He brought his hand up to Simon’s cheek and Simon stared in awe
at the unexpected tenderness.
“Thank you.” Even
his words sounded soft. “But I’d rather you keep it. You don’t deserve to live
in the dark.”
“Neither do you!
Besides, I—I haven’t exactly been a great member of the clan. I can’t see how
you think I deserve it.”
“You only became a
vampire because I forced your involvement in the downworld. Otherwise the
shadowhunters would’ve kept you out of the way. You were taken unfairly and
before your time without any choice in the matter of coming back.” Raphael
rubbed his thumb against Simon’s cheek. The motion made Simon want to close his
eyes and lean into it. “I’ve accepted my life. I’m glad you don’t have to live
with at least that much.”
“Raph,” Simon felt
tears prick at his eyes. “Thank you. Do you—do you want to talk—“
“Come home.” He
interrupted. Simon huffed out a laugh.
“You could wait
until I finish, you know. How rude.”
Raphael smirked. “If
I let you finish your rambling we’d be here all night.” His smirk faded. “Come
home, baby. We need to stick together. Your sunny
personality could really help,” he took a deep breath and attempted a wry smile,
“Could really help everyone here.”
need to say the true meaning. Everyone
who’s left. Everyone who didn’t die. Everyone I couldn’t save. Simon
understood despite his usual oblivious nature. Simon understood grief. He’d
felt it with his dad, he’d felt it with his mother’s depression. He felt it for
the life he thought he’d no longer have.
“Hey, that beats
living in a shack any day. Don’t tell Luke but after a while werewolves do kind
of smell like wet dog.” He hoped Raphael understood what he meant too. If he
was gonna be welcomed back for his sunny personality, he’d be that light. He’d
make the dumb jokes the clan would roll their eyes at and smile like a goofball
and support Raphael and the clan members that remained.
Raphael smiled the
most real and genuine smile Simon had ever seen on his face. Simon couldn’t
help but smile back. Raphael paused, scanning Simon for a moment. Without
warning he moved his hand behind Simon’s neck and pulled him towards him. It
took Simon to process that Raphael was hugging
him before he returned it.
into his ear, “Welcome home, baby.”
Simon relaxed into
the hug, a feeling of safety and home filling him. It was strange to
think that a week or so ago they’d been at each other’s throats. In that
moment, Simon swore he’d do what he could to keep this family—his family—together.
“I’m glad to be
back,” and, despite everything that’d happened up to now, he meant it. He knew
nothing had been fixed between them, nothing had been done to deserve
forgiveness on either side. Still, Simon hoped this would be a good start, a
new chance to make things better.