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    Stories and tales from aboard the good ship Invincible.

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    There was a kingdom on a hill, and a prince with hair of red,
    And a forest at its borders where the prince one dark night fled.    

    In the forest was a path, but off it he did stray,
    To a cabin, and a Wolf, and with him the Lamb did lay.

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    Before the World Speech was first uttered,
    Before the ancestors crossed the great seas,
    Before the memory of mankind itself can remember,
    The land has been at war with the sun.

    There is no one who knows the truth behind their fight, save the gods themselves.

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    As the son of a huge rockstar, Shouto has grown up determined to escape being signed to his dad's record label. When he's accepted to a fine arts university to study the violin, three things become clear: he's free, he's tragically awkward, and he's thirsty as hell. Now that he can do whatever—or whoever—he wants, he doesn't know where to start. But when Bakugou Katsuki catches his eye from behind a drum set at a concert, Shouto starts to learn that making bad decisions can feel pretty damn good.

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    Danger looms. Adventure awaits. The jungle calls. Hinata Shouyou has never wanted anything more.

    Or so he thinks, until he meets a curious stranger there, who shows him what it means to be truly needed.

    [words by Esselle, art by reallycorking.]

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  1. Public Bookmark 72

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    "Why are you like this?” Bakugou exclaims, throwing his hands up in the air.

    He’s not sure if the question is rhetorical at his own expense or if Bakugou’s actually wondering—the look on his face is almost identical in both cases.

    Before Shouto can even open his mouth to respond—he’s waffling between “Like what?” for maximum Bakugou-annoyance or “It’s the trauma.” because of the one time it made Kaminari laugh so hard he cried—Bakugou is already talking over him, scrubbing a hand down his face and sighing like talking to Shouto is the hardest thing he’s ever done.

    “Don’t fuckin’ answer that. I know why you’re like this.”

    Problem solved. Shouto says nothing.

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    Or, a temporary team-up leads to certain feelings-based revelations for both reluctantly involved parties. A conversation is also had. Sort of.

    Shouto is of the opinion that they should just kiss about it before they do anything else.

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    26 Nov 2020

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    “I’ll do it.”

    Enji froze, fingers curling into a fist at his side, and didn’t turn around.

    Shouto froze too, feeling his own eyes widen in shock at the words that had come out of his mouth, at the fact that he had actually stood up, followed his father out of the room, and dashed after him all just to say… he’d do it? He would do it? Him. Shouto Todoroki. He would--

    Enji finally turned around and fixed Shouto with an expression so scathing, Shouto had to fight to keep his chin raised. “You’ll marry the Barbarian King.”

    Shouto blinked. “Yes.”

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    23 Nov 2020

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    “I told you,” Dedue says, “five years ago, that you fit in here. That you weren’t pretending. Did you think I was lying? You don’t have to presume anything, Ashe. You are still…” He trails off. What is Ashe to him that Dedue can say out loud, into the stillness of the night as Ashe gazes up at him with luminous eyes? How can he say you are everything without handing his heart over completely?
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    22 Nov 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 24

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    Kageyama is the only Japanese gentleman in London. He's the only Japanese anything in London—so who is this Hinata person, and why has no one taught him how to tie a cravat?

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    19 Nov 2020

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    After the League of Villains incident, Katsuki is just trying to keep it together. Things are slipping through the cracks and he's on his hands and knees trying not to let any of his responsibilities out of his sight. Most of the time he can't bear to be touched, especially from behind or anywhere near the back of his neck. Which means his regularly scheduled haircuts are absolutely out of the question. It's fine, he's coping, he's dealing with it—his hair grows out long, longer than it's ever been, and that's fine too.

    Until it isn't. But Todoroki being in the right place at the wrong time in the communal boys bathroom as Katsuki is shaving his entire head in a fit of late night mania might just be the solution—one that spans years—that neither of them were looking for.

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    12 Nov 2020

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