zero for starters

Zero For Starters

So I’ve written this silly and frivolous little fic based off of one of those Daily Au prompts.  Anyway this is my disclaimer and warning not to expect anything more than some fluff and silliness.

Thanks to everyone for previous positive response to sacrificial-friend-part-2.😘

Zero For Starters

Rae always regretted the day she got hammered on Cinzano when her mum hosted a  barbecue.  She was only 15 and it was the first time she’d ever drank a significant amount of alcohol.  The house and garden were full of family, friends and neighbours so her mum didn’t notice her helping herself until it was too late.  Rae already had her arms wrapped around the boy from down the street and was rocking back and forth in time to a song by bloody UB40 when her mum noticed how drunk she was.  She was never going to live that down; her bestie, Chloe always reminded her that she was caught grooving to her mums embarrassing tunes.

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horizon zero dawn // inspired starters

❛ you know what? when we met, i thought i was a big shot talking to a pretty girl hidden away in the middle of nowhere. ❜   
❛ try not to forget about me while you’re out there changing the world. ❜  
❛ i’m already under some heavy divine pressure. but i’ll try to live up to it. ❜  
❛ after all that’s happened, all you’ve done…i feel like i should drop to your knees and worship you. ❜
❛ for you sake, i must go where you will never find me. this is goodbye. ❜  

❛ i’ll always have a minute for you. maybe even two. ❜  
❛ i knew there was something about you. hammered from the stuff they make leaders out of. ❜  
❛ he’s smiling at us. ❜  

❛ i remember yelling that i didn’t care. ❜  
❛ you have to use your smarts to count for something, to serve life, not death. ❜  
❛ if you had had a child, what would you have wished for him or her? ❜  
❛ do you really not hear how ridiculous that sounds?  ❜  
❛ confidence is quiet. you’re not.  ❜  

❛ ha. it was just an instant, but i knew. i knew we’d be forever. ❜  
❛ i’ve done all i can. from here on out, the rest is up to you. ❜  
❛ there’s so much more to discover before the world ends.   ❜  
❛ the way you smiled…i had to look away or you were going to see. on my face. what had just… blossomed inside me, you know? ❜  
❛ as it turned out, it was your world all along. i was merely… trespassing. ❜  
❛ you just can’t leave me alone, can you? ❜  
❛ turn your face to the sun. ❜
❛ why is it, every time something terrible happens, everyone tells you the worst thing that ever happened to them, as though that makes it easier? ❜  
❛ no —- you don’t need to bow. ❜  

❛ the strength to stand alone is the strength to make a stand. ❜  
❛ what’s that now? don’t like the cold? ❜  
❛ welcome to my ravine of death.  ❜
❛ keep moving or you’ll die!  ❜        
❛ hey. my eyes are up here.  ❜  
❛ you defeated it…alone?  ❜  

❛ today i speak your name - but will the goddess speak it back? ❜
❛ you must be humble and respect their power. ❜  
❛ i’m here and wherever you go, i will follow. ❜  
❛ even a king can learn his lesson. ❜  

❛ we can still have a party, right? sure we can. ❜  
❛ what is that on your face? ❜  
❛ the wilds can be dangerous. you need to stay close and do as i say. ❜
❛ so? what do you say? how about we try and kill each other?  ❜  

❛ you’re still scratched up from the fall you did yesterday. ❜  
❛ what do you think i’m doing? taking a nap?  ❜  
❛ guess we can’t have everything.  ❜  
❛ so that’s what this is? a tantrum? a cry for attention?  ❜  

❛ never celebrate a victory before it’s earned. ❜  
❛ you’re bleeding. let me have a look. ❜  
❛ you’re an idiot. a dangerous idiot..but an idiot.  ❜  
❛ you were only chosen because you were a fool, too stupid to realize you were being used. ❜  

❛ not everyone follows the law like you do. ❜  
❛ take this, to … remember. ❜
❛ my fight. i can’t ask you to come with me. ❜
❛ you survived! i thought you were killed. ❜
❛ we have more important things to do than ask questions.  ❜  
❛ that could be the least creepy thing you’ve said to me.  ❜  
❛ rough going but you survived.  ❜       

❛ this attachment to me will only hold you back. ❜  
❛ you will turn back - or bleed. your choice. ❜  
❛ you can sense it. you already know you’re going to lose. ❜  
❛ i need to catch a breath.  ❜  

❛ you know, i often think of the day i gave you that scar. it’s a cherished memory. ❜  
❛ are you going to shut your mouth? because that would be a surprise. ❜
❛ it’s time to make your first kill. ❜  
❛ why are you talking like we’ll never see each other again? ❜  
❛ you can be a real lard sometimes. cut it out. ❜  
❛ i’m not afraid of you. i’m not afraid of anything. ❜  
❛ now if you’ll excuse me, i’m going to get some sleep. i plan to be well rested when i run you into the ground tomorrow. ❜
❛ not all comforts are bad. ❜  
❛ better dead last than dead altogether. ❜  
❛ no witnesses! no survivors! ❜  
❛ are you crazy? you’re going to kill yourself! ❜  
❛ i suppose you leave that part out of the story when you tell it, don’t you? ❜
❛ ugly and ancient? like your mother? ❜
❛ to answer for what i’ve done, the lives i’ve ruined? yes. i am ready. ❜  
❛ they can’t shoot if they’re dead. ❜  
❛ hello, old friend. remember me? ❜
❛ i’m more than a threat. ❜   
❛ i don’t think either you or i are ready for that. at least not yet. ❜  

❛ i’ll take that lunch. alone. ❜  
❛ i could use someone like you by my side. ❜     
❛ we still have so much to discuss. so much you never revealed. ❜

❛ you’re lucky i happened by. one half a heart beat more, and that creature would’ve torn you in half. ❜ 
❛ i crave vengeance, do you? ❜
❛ a bold claim. i wonder if you’ll live up to it. ❜  
❛ hmm. i love your hair. ❜  
❛ still alive. good. i have a more suitable death for you in mind. ❜  
❛ knowledge has its rewards, don’t you think? ❜

❛ he was a better man than what you’d ever hope to be! ❜  
❛ i’ll remember those words when i watch your corpse burn. whatever’s left of it. ❜  

❛ i will not be worshiped! i don’t belong to you! ❜
❛ impossible. i am chosen. this was not meant to be! ❜

❛ you don’t approve? well, i have a secret for you. neither do i. ❜  
❛ well, to start, you’re strong, shrewd and capable.  ❜  

❛ we must be patient. change doesn’t come in a sunrise.  ❜  
❛ they tried to break me. shows what they know. ❜  
❛ i should have been with you. why didn’t you come for me? ❜  
❛ may the dawn find you, the day warm you, and the dusk have light to guide your path.  ❜  
❛ the better man is the one who doesn’t end up with their steaming guts on the ground. ❜
❛ once one threat is dealt with, another one looms. ❜
❛ if i live or die, they’ll call my name. ❜  
❛ i don’t usually fight if i don’t have to, but if i have to, i want to. ❜  
❛ we’ve only met a few times and yet you know me so well. ❜  
❛ i thought you just wanted tea and conversation. ❜  
❛ i wasn’t expecting to find a half clad soldier singing like a drunk.  ❜    
❛ you don’t hear me laughing.  ❜
❛ i came prepared. have arrows enough to take down armies. ❜  
❛ it’s settled. i’ll fight by your side. my only request. ❜  
❛ the wrongness here jags at me like a ❜  
❛ tomorrow, may the sun rise on a better world. ❜      
❛ you can’t ask me to stand by and watch. not when i have the power. ❜    
❛ this isn’t home anymore. ❜  
❛ my will is like the oldest ice! ❜  
❛ your whole life was a failure, and soon no one will even remember you. ❜     
❛ will change happen, if men continue to live in palaces? ❜  
❛ i did say not to break anything, didn’t i?  ❜
❛ you should sleep, if sleep comes.  ❜        
❛ i kept thinking of the moment my knife pierced your throat. one twist, a simple tug of the blade, and you would bleed out. ❜  
❛ how can you sleep, with a weight like that pressing on you? ❜  
❛ i’m not here to intrigue you. ❜  
❛ no more playing around. you’re going to have to grow up. ❜
❛ no rest for the weary, huh? ❜  
❛ don’t worry. i’ll be there for you. ❜  
❛ to say you have my gratitude feels woefully insignificant. ❜  

fate/zero sentence starters

“i ask you. are you worthy - to be my master?”

“if you act only on what you should do, without heed for what you want to do, you’re nothing more than a machine. a phenomenon.”

“you’ve given me a life a mere puppet wouldn’t have. you need not pity me. i am a part of you.”

“of what worth is a king who fails to protect the powerless?”

“a man without fear cannot be wise.”

“if you do evil out of a hatred for evil, that rage and hate will merely birth new conflict.”

“glory lies beyond the horizon. challenge it because it is unreachable.”

“if a king regrets his rule or its conclusion, that king is nothing but a fool.”

“did you not understand? all dreams eventually disappear when the dreamers wake.”

“even if i am to carry all the evils of the world, it won’t matter. if that can save the world, then i’ll gladly accept it.”

“i’m amazed you had the nerve to return here alone.”

“who gave you permission to gaze upon me?”

“tonight, we become the greatest legend in history!”

“so you say that both blasphemy and praise are worship to you?”

“there’s no hope on the battlefield. it has nothing but unspeakable despair.”

“justice cannot save the world. i have no interest with things like that.”

“i shall grieve, and i shall weep. but i shall never regret.”

“god loves human virtues like courage and hope - but he loves screams, blood, and despair just as much!”

“the weight of my sword is the weight of my pride.”

“why do you insist on defining joy so narrowly? there is no one fixed type of joy.”

“he who is worthy of all heroes’ envy, and he who leads their way, is king. therefore, the king is not alone.”

“deep down, you must’ve wanted to become a hero.’

"to win, but not destroy; to conquer, but not humiliate. that is what true conquest is!”

“do you not feel any shame at all? i will never forgive you. i will never forgive any of you!”

“the path of devotion is a great labor. do not ever mar it.”

Zero Point; Chapter 4

For starters I would like to say HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO @nothingbutwordsstuff!! And secondly I’m sorry this took so long for me to post but I finally updated!! And I plan to update more frequently as well, including my other stories, A Twist of Fate, and Proceed With Caution! So be sure to follow me to stay up-to-date with all these fantastic fics!

Natsu would’ve loved to say he went out in an epic blaze—that he valiantly stormed the tower, freed his wife, and faced off with Jellal like the hero he was supposed to be…or at least hoped to be. At the very least, the hero like everyone else wanted him to be.

Well, take it from him—fact of life; exploding yourself in space for the betterment of humanity does not make you unsusceptible to drugs, so if someone stabs you in the neck with a needle, fucking panic.

Now lo and behold, here Natsu was—waking up from a drug-induced coma, his butt numb from lying on the cold stone floor, and a raging headache ringing throughout his body that made it feel like someone was sounding a gong inside him. Times were not fun for Natsu Dragneel.

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      connection: stranger/acquaintance 

          ❝ you have excellent taste. ❞ his voice rings up above the clanking & muddled chatter; busy bus cluttered with people making their morning commute as he tries to make pleasant conversation. it’s not often that bowie picks up on anything that’s going on around him, but when the soft sound of a melody he’s familiar with interrupts his train of thought, his attention shifts to the stranger seated next to him. letting his hood drop as he nods towards the device in their hand, his debonair grin softens a bit as he tries to clarify any confusion that might have gone along with that statement. a rather RANDOM statement, truthfully. ❝ the music. that’s what i’m talking about. not many people listen to the sort of shit i do. ❞ granted his musical tastes were stuck somewhere in the late 70’s ( classic rock & chill indie tunes being his ultimate weakness ). ❝ we’re a dying breed, you & i. ❞

Zero escape without context starters
  • Because these are serious games about betrayal and murder
  • "It's like throwing a hot dog down a hallway, to be honest..."
  • "Look, ___! It's a snowman secret meeting!"
  • "I would'a thought a guy your size would have bigger balls than that"
  • "Have you got a thing for feet, ___? You're actin' kinda shady..."
  • "___, are you flexible like an octopus or something?"
  • "What do you mean, "What the hell is a funyarinpa"? You mean... you don't know?"
  • "Apologize! Say you're sorry to the funyarinpa!"
  • "The rust on here looks like Elvis's face!"
  • "A bottle with people liquid in it."
  • "Playin' with mannequins, huh? Didn't know you were into that kinda thing, ___."
  • "Hey man, I just bought these shoes. If you think I'm getting some creepy dude's blood all over 'em, you got another think comin'."
  • "How about we put it on your face then light it on fire?"
  • "I'm not an exhibitionist! I'm wearing clothes!"
  • "It stands for Adult Erotic Doctor."
  • "Yo yo yo, where my boys at?"
  • "Remove these shorts of obfuscation and let us gaze upon it-this so-called "hose"!"
  • "You can take your LAME-ARY GAME and SHOVE IT UP YOUR ASS!"
  • "Sooner or later, everybody puts up with ___!"
  • "It's a dirty magazine... Just look at those rings on Saturn. Don't they excite you?"
  • "Had I gotten wasted and had a one night stand with the mistress of a prominent politician? Well, yes... But it was just the one time..."
  • "Gotta grab it jellyfast!"
  • "Oh my God! There's dihydrogen monoxide coming out of that faucet!"
  • "I have to get back to my... ehe... grandpa videos?"
  • "Cool, but... Can you, like... kind of slide it down into your cleavage and then take a bite...?"
  • "You know what they say; Swimsuits never quit."
  • "___-chan is hella moe! ___-chan is hella moe!"
  • "If you're a C cup, I'm packing twelve inches!"
  • "If only there was a cat in here. Neow that would purrfectly calm my nerves... Ah, if you can't tail, I kind of have a litter tic. Whenever I talk about cats, I..."
  • "Nipple sizes differ."
  • "Call HR, this is sexual harassment."
  • "FUCK YOU YOU GODDAMNED OLD MAN!"
  • "THE FUCK...?!"
  • "If you think complimenting everything a woman wears is okay, you're very wrong, sir."
  • "I know! Let's cut ___'s arm off!"
  • I gotta be the world's happiest kid!"
  • "I really, truly love ice cream."
  • "A, because I think you're adorable. B, because you are so beautiful! C, because you're very cute! D, because you're my darling! E, because you make me excited...! F, because you're like a feather in my arms..."
  • "Bwoop bwoop."
Parallels in VKM Part 2:

Hino Deconstructing Yume Through Zeki (+more)

Here is the second installment of my Parallels in VKM posts! This time, I’ll be examining the parallels between Yuuki’s relationship with Zero and her relationship with Kaname, as well as the contrast between Zero’s relationship with Ai and Kaname’s relationship with Yuuki.

My personal belief is that Hino has chosen these particular parallels to deconstruct the relationship between Yuuki and Kaname, as well as to further highlight Yuuki’s growing similarities to Kaname’s character and how that has impacted her relationship with Zero, who is now, in a sense, fulfilling Yuuki’s role from the Kuran Manor Arc.

Disclaimer: Due to the controversial nature of this post, I have tagged it as anti yume out of consideration for those who might take offense. With this warning out of the way, the rest of my post can be found behind the cut.

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“ever stop to think about the fact that we could all be living in a drugged up world?“ zero broke a silence between he and his possible companion– actually, he forgotten at this point if he’d came here with someone or not. maybe he’d need to not down side affects later which was apparent memory confusion. “like.. that we’re maybe all fuck and every time we sleep someone injects us with shit, or that oxygen is really a fucking hallucinogenic.“ zero figured that maybe he should’ve been thinking more on the fact that anyone else taking the drug he’d put in his system a couple hours ago would probably be dead or suffocating from the inside on the ground right now– but now, he was just having the time of his life with his hazy clouded mind, and his limbs were feeling a little heavy maybe too. “shit, maybe the ones actually taking drugs at the normal ones. like fucking fighting the system and the rest are oblivious. governments controlling or some shit which is why no one wants to make drugs legal, cause i mean.. damn, maybe then we’d all see a real world or some crap–“

suggested connections: p.r. rep, manager, best friend, teammate, etc.

“you’re gay,” stated zero, eyes blinking slowly, but he wasn’t particularly shocked. when was the last time he had actually seen the other getting some? hell, he’d had half the cheer squad in the amount of time zero had actually seen them kiss someone in public. the soft pattern of the other man’s lips was still outstanding on his own. they had kissed him. the basketball player pushed himself forward on the leather seat in the back of the limo, dress slacks sliding against the expensive material. a wide palm which had been previously placed on the other’s thigh hadn’t moved, thick fingers tapped absentmindedly. “i mean,” a grin split his cheeks. “you’re barking up the wrong tree, but clearly barking.”