You’ll never get to know how many times you watched the child shrink from the back of the tour group. You’ll never get to know how many times you noticed them, how many times your thoughts lingered on them, how many times a terrible, instinctual clarity and worry formed in your gut. You’ll never get to know how many times you convinced yourself that someone else would do something.
You’ll only know this one time, when you saw a too-small child step too close to the edge of a cavernous drop, and you decided to interfere.
The Bystander Effect dictates that the more people that are present to an emergency situation, the less likely it is that anyone will step up and do something unprompted.
Or, In Which You're Not Sure How You Wound Up The Heroine For A Magic-Based RPG Full Of Time Travelling Bullshit, But This Is Your Life Now.
Currently Written to: Post-Waterfall
Currently Posted to: Waterfall
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22 Aug 2017
All Hail the Allspeak (or How Tony Got His Slavic Groove Back) sub-subtitled: Da! We Have No Bananas! by meh_guh for alleywayqueen
14 Aug 2012
When Tony mysteriously no longer understands English, Clint gets weirdly intense and Steve can't help but wonder if being team leader always feels like herding recalcitrant cats.
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21 Aug 2017
4 Aug 2017
"Never knew her," Will says when Hannibal asks about his mother. It is not, technically, a lie. He has never cared to know her, never sought her out nor found himself looking forward to her occasional, sporadic visits when he was younger with anything more than a quiet, resentful sense of resignation. He doesn't think much of the half-truth that slips carelessly from his tongue. He hasn't seen her since his father's funeral and never expects to hear from her again.
And then one day there is a knock on his door, one that brings a family reunion he would sooner have kept on avoiding...and a first meeting which redefines everything he thought he knew he wanted.
17 Aug 2017
In which everyone thinks Hizashi and Shouta are married due to an incident and while the nation is struggling to decide if this is a good or bad thing, Hizashi's struggling with the urge to say out loud, "Damn, I wish we were actually married, though."
15 Jul 2016
Izuku comes back to the dorm as a child.
Katsuki is his impromptu caretaker.
- Part 1 of Quirks and Consequences