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Fandoms: Bloodborne (Video Game)
04 Dec 2019
The Good Hunter gives Annalise a ring. She knows what it’s meant to mean – a symbol of a blood contract, permitted only to those slated to bear a special child – but the child is stillborn and someone must fix this mess, or there will be only more of this: more blood, more stolen, broken women and more endless lingering nights.
So instead, it is a declaration. She will ascend. She will become the child.
Annalise knows damn well what the gesture means. But she would not see it lead to her knight’s ruin.
Fandoms: Dark Souls III, Dark Souls (Video Games)
26 Nov 2019
As the Ashen One leaves, face still warm with affection, she could have sworn she saw the faintest shimmer amidst the eerie collection of statues. She smiles, and thinks it nothing more than the glimmer of snow in the wind.
There is light in Irithyll after all, for so cold a place.
(Later, Anri sees it too, but she’s still only clad in her mere tunic, her sword still by the altar where a wayward foot knocked it, and then she sees nothing at all.)
A fix-it for the Usurpation of Fire ending, where Yuria dupes them both but was telling the truth in a sense – the Ashen One binds her soul to Anri’s in the marriage and carries it along with her own through the rest of the journey, and it gives the both of them the strength to do what must be done. Sweet, with a certain Souls-appropriate amount of angst and gore, but with an ultimately happy ending.
20 Nov 2019
"'To be honest, I think I ought to be asking you that question.'
Because therein lies the issue. How could she? How could Lysithea stand to sit here, to take tea with the source of every waking horror, every nightmare inflicted upon her? To work with – work for – someone under the thumb of the monsters responsible, who might as well be one of them?
To wake up every morning and stare at the broken phantom of what her aggregated suffering produced?
If she were Lysithea, she’d have taken the dying shot at her in Derdriu."
The Agarthans leave a trail of corpses in their wake, leave the shells of the living behind to pick up the pieces of their broken world, and like a twin-headed carrion bird, they needle at both.
Edelgard/Lysithea, enemies to friends to something more. From the experiments, to separate sides of the war, to the same side of what becomes a different one altogether.
A story about grief, acceptance, and about learning to make peace with the living, as you bury the dead.
05 May 2019
He thinks of a war-torn field, of men taking orders, of how much blood has been shed over Kuro, how much more is about to be. Of what it felt like to want to tear Owl to pieces the first time he saw his face, the pain of gripping his blade, the sting of it to his cheek. He will die for this.
(Owl finds an orphan on a battlefield. Isshin finds an orphan on a battlefield. Orangutan finds an orphan on a battlefield. Hirata claims an orphan from a battle of a different kind. The monks of Senpou take and make countless orphans. The hand that feeds does not do so out of kindness.)
An AU fix-it for the Return Ending, focusing on the five orphans and the decisions along the way that led them to seek an end to this stagnation, seek severance, seek something else entirely.
Fandoms: Dark Souls (Video Games), Dark Souls III
15 May 2018
She should not have come here.
The abandoned shrine should not chill her so. If anything, it should encourage her to persevere, commit tenfold to her duty, rekindle her craving for the warmth of flame and desire to prevent this from ever coming to pass.
Yet, she cannot shake the sensation that something lingers here, calling her towards it.
Perhaps it is her fire-keeper.