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  • confused-as-all-hell
    27.05.2022 - 7 minutes ago
    the song of achilles, retold and restitched by achilles himself part ii "if a tragedy can be seen before met, let it be known i let this one have me" for @investmentofmyheart "i write for you. for you alone. that's enough."

    Our forest hides a hundred secrets.

    The world seems to me magnified from our small hideaway—the dusks sink rosier, the storms come rougher, the figs swell to sweet rot, honey slips from the comb with a choking sweetness. The bees buzz, the flowers lift their faces, the waters reflect the hundred flashes of the sun, and our life with Chiron is a simple one.

    An honest one.

    Years past, I thought the world stopped and started with the halls of my father's home, with this and this and this.

    The slender shaft of a spear.

    The carved running track.

    The ceaseless thrash of the sea.

    The prophecy, the promise I am to be a hero.

    I am to be better than any of them.

    Achilles, Achilles, the Prince of the Greeks.

    Yet from Chiron's lessons spill centuries of art and culture, a history hidden behind the veil.

    He teaches us the names of the heroes, their fallible feats, the hungry ends; he seems to think the tragedy can be seen before met. He shows us the vast vulnerable expanse of the earth. He asks so little of us, only to tend to goats that take ill, to sit on the rocks and help with morning meals, to learn the names of forest plants and poison flowers.

    It is rough work, helpful work.

    As princes, Patroclus and I were raised in houses that would have killed rather than seen us at the labors of a servant.

    Here, all we do means something.

    Speech eludes what it means to matter.

    Something close to eagerness overtakes me, and every flash of the forest seems to snatch my attention, to demand an audience:

    A riot of flowers on the river. A prophecy at the gates of memory, pleading to be let in.

    The gleam and glint of a spider's web.

    The rain-wet press of earth.

    Patroclus in the light of a fire, the freckles along his bare shoulders, the rose flush in his cheeks.

    Patroclus. My rose-mouthed boy, my torment.

    Youth has sharpened and slipped from him all at once, and he stands on the jutting ledge of a cliff one night, all careful hands and sloping shoulders and slender silhouette, and something so close to awe swells in my throat.

    He is only himself.

    Human and honest. Lit in the silver shine off the sea. Vulnerable.

    He is only himself and I love him all the more for that alone.

    I would like to be a vice for him.

    I would like to be his art, the muse of his fantasies. I would like to map him out against a bed, slip hips pinned under a hand, head thrown back against the sheets.

    I hear the low hum of his voice all over again. Where he goes, I go.

    There is a slender humiliation to a one-sided romance, yet worse still is a hope that finds itself requited.

    He smiles at me, all pink flush and shy dark eyes, and I feel something in me shatter. If a tragedy can be seen before met, let it be known I let this one have me.

    Spring slips among the forest in all her light; another year passes. The air grows sweet with the scent of lilac and myrrh; we learn to take the sap from the cracked bark, to set snares in anticipation of life to come, to carve the rough spear shafts from wood.

    Stars shyly emerge from the skies, and we learn their stories, link the constellations in their air with our fingertips. Chiron speaks, and most we know.

    Andromeda.

    Hercules.

    Orion.

    Cygnus.

    On these evenings Patroclus stirs to sleep, his face pressed against my shoulder. The slightest huff of an exhale distracts me, and I can't even move, afraid the simplest of movements will wake him.

    We learn of Ariadne, Princess of Crete, the coronet constellation her husband spun into the sky, tossed high like some spinning wheel.

    He loved her enough to make of her a history, to call her after the most enduring light.

    "You know who Dionysus is," says Chiron, faintly fond. "You know Ariadne was human."

    The selfsame story, all over again.

    "A poet might say a god loves a mortal, but only because it makes a clever tale."

    Patroclus stirs first and doesn't speak, raising himself on his forearms. Firelight flickers on the curve of his brow.

    "So little comes of a god's love." Chiron's voice has stolen an edge, a caution, and of course, he is right. "Hercules went mad. A monster was made of Medusa. And kind Ariadne was murdered in her husband's war."

    Patroclus flushes angry red along his ears.

    "Is it better not to love a god, then?"

    "I think nothing kind will come of it." Chiron stares at him with a close contemplation. "I think the gods are overfond of making games of mortality."

    "Ariadne willingly went. That wasn't a game. She went with him, for him, because she loved him."

    "A hundred humans have tried to catch the heart of a god; most live to regret themselves. The cataclysm comes when the god tries to catch that of a human."

    Patroclus, for a half second, seems incendiary, all haughty sharp lines. My hand finds the arch of his shoulder, and he looks to me, almost in plea.

    Believe me.

    Even years later, I still think to be believed is all humanity has ever wanted. I still think to be witnessed is to be loved.

    I believe you.

    He half smiles at me in the dark, and I swear to myself loving him is the only thing I ever want to be known for. I'll be Dionysus spinning the coronet into the sky, I'll be Orpheus fighting for his wife.

    If I'm ever lucky enough, he'll be the name beside mine, a ribboning link in the dark, a story for another hero to tell around the fire.

    The years slip past, sly and countless, and the forest flowers anew with every spring, and as it endures, so do we.

    A poet might say youth is heedless, foolish, reckless: some days Patroclus and I are sick with it, enamored by it. Ropes are made of water reeds, stepping ledges kicked into rock, the forest mapped out across memory.

    My sleep is caught with the full swell of figs, the splay of strong hands, firelight flickering against a rosy mouth.

    The lilac meadow, the honeycombs, the pale blue of the sky.

    The lightless cave, the bonfire we lit, the faint spark of the wood.

    Patroclus stands on the edge of the sea, all windblown hair and flushing skin, sharp cheekbones and strong hands, and I am struck with it, the fact he is mine to have in these moments.

    His hand lifts in a half wave—come here.

    Even that sparks something within me, at being wanted by him.

    Everyone seems to think love is a fallible something, a helpless happening: they're wrong. I love him in spite of and for everything he's ever done.

    Maybe we are, in part, to condemn for what happens then. My sixteenth year starts at last: if we could ever pretend childhood is infallible, the end is impossible to ignore now.

    Something like grief gleams in Chiron's stare when I hold my father's gifts, the slim lyre strings and heavy tunics, the vibrant cape of a king's son, a loose crown of laurel leaves.

    But blink, and it is gone, and Patroclus has moved to knot the cape around my throat, clumsy and adoring, and he presses his mouth to the skin of my neck when he nicks it with his nail, and the war seems so very far away.

    We spend the day, after all, in the forest.

    We sprint, clothes catching on brambles and branches, over the selfsame paths he fell across so many years ago, now overlush with cloying fruit and leaves and bees.

    The stepping stones over the earth, the river he skims his fingers in, the fields sticky with figs, the clinging petals of the lilac flowers; something sharp aches in my chest when I think of leaving the forest for the final time.

    And Patroclus.

    He runs his hands though the sea, across my lower lip to erase the sticky pulp of the figs for salt, young and alive and amused and sharply concentrated.

    I would give anything to stay with him in this moment.

    I would give anything to stay with him.

    I want to love him through an aeon, and then another.

    After, Patroclus sprawls out on our bed at night, messy and magnetic, his chest moving swift. I collapse on the space left, struck with happiness, sick with it.

    The pink light of the sky is darkening, the stage curtain coming closed.

    As if too exhausted to speak, his mouth curves and he reaches out with one hand.

    I still.

    "Are you happy?" Patroclus says at last, one thumb moving along my mouth.

    I make some lazy sound, and he flicks the edge of my lip with his fingernail, amused.

    "I am sorry it is ending," I admit.

    He hesitates, seeming, for the first time in the forest, shy. "How is your mother?"

    He always asks, and for that something in me aches. "She is well. She... she says she cannot see us here."

    His finger halts, faint against my lower lip.

    "I wished to tell you, because... because—" Clumsily, strangely, I try to explain. "I thought you would like to know."

    Patroclus seems incendiary: his hand shakes slightly. "Are you pleased with her answer?" “Yes."

    Are you?

    Hope is the one endurable truth of all humanity, but he's the truth of mine. In fate's ceaseless revolt, in spite of my every attempt to fight it, he is what is loved by me.

    If I have to suffer a cruelty, a heartache, at least let it be at his hands.

    His hand slides under my jaw, along the arch of my throat. His eyes are obliteration bright. He's all flustered and helpless and seems so much younger than sixteen.

    And after so many years, I finally kiss him, all over again.

    I kiss him.

    Patroclus.

    My rose-mouthed boy, my torment, mine.

    I kiss him.

    The sweetness of the figs, the soft sound he makes, this and this and this.

    And Patroclus—

    Lit in flickering firelight, sprawled out, one hand across my jaw, his mouth parts, moves along my throat. His hands, familiar and clumsy, tug me up over him, and then closer again, hungrily, helplessly.

    The cave spins, hazy and heavy in the dusk light.

    He smiles slightly against my skin when I fumble with the sheets, and I'm in awe of him, enamored by him.

    I map him out across the bed, lower my mouth to the blue veins in his wrists, run my fingers over the sharp bones of his hips. He arches up, and I skim the ridges of his spine, splay my hand in the middle of his shoulder blades, kiss him again and again and again.

    This and this and this.

    The slender arch of his hips into mine. The shaking of his hands when they slip across my stomach. The sharp flowering of an end, the sticky kiss he leaves against my shoulder.

    Stars spin above me as he moves, and I'm helpless staring against the ceiling, awed at a fantasy made achingly real, madly in love with the rose-mouthed boy, Patroclus.

    I think I could want him forever. It's spare, stolen seconds like these when I almost say it.

    I love you, I love you. I've loved you for as long as I can remember.

    Would he hate me, would he forsake me, t's a tide I've been hauled through again and again.

    And sometimes I think I've finally found the courage, and then he snaps the silence and says something with the faintest smile, or leans over to free a trapped leaf from my hair and I. . .

    I can love him in secret. I can love him, and harbor the foolish hope he might return my helpless heart, instead of having it cleaved open in halves.

    I can have him here and it can be enough.

    After, we sprawl across each other, hands pinned under hands, sheets half knotted around hips, spent and half asleep.

    "Are you sorry?" I say at last.

    Please don't hate me.

    He stares at me with a soft contemplation, as though this is the simplest question in all the world. "No. I am not sorry."

    Something, a sharp pain swollen under my heart, leaves. "I am not either," I say hastily, and sleepy silence falls again.

    His eyes are dark in the low light. The freckles along his shoulders stand out like stars. He seems more constellation than boy.

    If he asked, I would forget fate and prophecy. I would follow him anywhere. I would let him make a fool of me, a lovesick fool.

    He is my worst idea.

    The Fates have an old story they like to tell:

    A hero's heart is unmade by the human hand.

    ~ to be continued

    tagging: @iambecomeyourvillain @twelve-kinds-of-trouble @saltyfortunes @wafflesandschemingfaces @juxtaglomerularapparatus (hana please Go Change the url) @the-sky-is-full-of-stars @thehalfbloodfreak @ds-umbrella-manufacturing-co @ahecktonoffandomsinoneblog @duartesgem @sankta-chaosqueen @jostensminyards @thebonecarver @alonlyfangirl @lostnevarrite @theglassphantom @dreamingofmoonshadows @im-someone-i-guess @reinamxri @aleenaaalii @kazoo-the-demjin @drunk-on-inejs-laughter @moobrvoobl-moobmoob-oobmpoobroom @stay-because-now-you-have-a-home @clockworknights @fandomstalker27 @wherearetheplants @mirrors-of-rosy-glass @valeriianz @oitreewrites and anyway here comes the part where we curse my ridiculously selective memory and i beg the rest of you to Help me remember my mutuals

    #the song of achilles #tsoa#retelling#achilles#patroclus #achilles and patroclus #evidently inspired by the song of achilles and then inevitably by homer #madeline miller #patroclus and achilles #i can't say words in person so i. just hope these make enough sense. #uh a few details are changed. very very few. i added in a couple pieces but left the Exact Conversation right at the end
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  • oldinterneticons
    27.05.2022 - 7 minutes ago
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  • sunprophets
    27.05.2022 - 13 minutes ago

    obsessed OBSESSSED w winston duke’s performance as bruce wayne AND as batman bc he gave them both such distinctive voices that as soon as you hear the change you KNOW he’s batman now before it’s even said. show don’t tell baybeeeeeeeeee

    #A KISS FOR WINSTON DUKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #az.txt #batman unburied#dc #will go back and tag my posts in a bit sry. give me a couple hours i'm crocheting
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  • joelleity
    27.05.2022 - 14 minutes ago
    "I need you." The Breaking the Sky Sword Saint's eyes were faintly shaken at the honest words. "It is very fascinating. If only it wasn't for this type of situation."
    "I can't break the 46th scenario alone. You must…"
    From these words, I realized what the Breaking the Sky Sword Saint meant to Yoo Joonghyuk. The Breaking the Sky Sword Saint faintly smiled at Yoo Joonghyuk. It was as if her disciple was special.

    ok im going down 50 rabbitholes as i always do but the 46th scenario is. the one with the star in the room. what does this mean, then. is he already thinking about doing what he ends up doing. what does bsss have to do with that.

    #orz #exercise for the followers kjsdgf im not allowed to go chase this one down #also ahahaha 46th scenario is also the one anna croft betrayed yjh in. like genuinely that sucks and is horrifying but also funny to me #couple of pathetic wet cats fighting those two. #he said ABSOLUTELY never again am i getting fucked over in that one
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  • karlaxmena
    27.05.2022 - 16 minutes ago

    This I promise....

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  • veinroix
    27.05.2022 - 21 minutes ago

    Sessizce çıkıyordun hayatımdan. Eksiliyordum.

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  • roses-and-rainstorms
    27.05.2022 - 23 minutes ago

    performance guide gif for reaction purposes

    #season of performance spoilers #performance spoilers #hiii I made a gif :D #I thought the most recent quest was sooo cute I just wanted to make something #maybe I'll make more for other cutscenes 🤔🤔 but idk that was so tedious lmao #gifmaking is HARD #it was interesting though I found out switch captures are 30fps and sky cutscenes are animated on 2s with a couple holds in there #I'm a nerd ok bye anyway I love performance guide I want their cloak irl #brb stealing their look #gif#video games#sky:cotl#sky cotl #sky: children of the light #thatskygame #season of performance #performance guide
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  • saltmageprime
    27.05.2022 - 23 minutes ago

    Bunvi x Miqo Tera (2/2)

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  • bellatrxlstrnge
    27.05.2022 - 25 minutes ago

    no but like considering elisabet was gay herself and aloy and beta both have her exact dna, they’re most likely gay too, which would honestly be revolutionary. the three most important women in the world are all gay.

    but i’m so apprehensive with netflix because they’ll probably make aloy straight, because god forbid the main character of a major tv show is a gay woman. and even worse, god forbid there’s three gay women.

    and also the fact that aloy has absolutely no intention of a romantic relationship in zero dawn and forbidden west. in zero dawn she’s focused on finding out who she is, who her mother is, what happened to the old ones, and stopping hades. she’s not thinking about who she wants to kiss. it’s the same with forbidden west, she’s completely focused on her goal, which is saving the world.

    part of aloy’s character in the first two games is being so focused on her own goals that she pushes people away and keeps them at a distance (like elisabet did with tilda), and it takes her nearly dying to start letting her friends close. and still, even by the end of forbidden west, she’s still not thinking about having a relationship with anyone.

    but god forbid that the main character of a show stays single and doesn’t intend of having a relationship. netflix will somehow find a way to shoehorn romance into aloy’s life for the drama because god forbid she stays single

    #look i know i’m being negative #but i’ve seen netflix ruin the witcher #i’ve seen what they did to yen #i do not trust netflix anymore #there’s just something about media companies and preferring mlm representation over wlw rep #if there is wlw it’ll either be 1 white character or 1 couple where either one or both of them die #i hate you killing eve s4 #i literally played zero dawn and forbidden west back to back all of it is very fresh in my mind thank you #GOD FORBID A WOMAN STAYS SINGLE HUH #horizon #horizon zero dawn #horizon forbidden west #hzd#hfw#aloy#aloy hzd#aloy hfw#beta#beta hfw#elisabet sobeck #tilda van der meer #netflix#lgbt#lesbian#gay #elisabet x tilda
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  • sobeautifullyobsessed
    27.05.2022 - 26 minutes ago

    I’m at odds and ends right now. The Library is closed until Tuesday because of the long holiday weekend, and I’m going to be pretty much alone until Sunday afternoon when I have to work again. I don’t have cable or wifi at home, so the radio is my only connection to the outside world. I should probably just try to write and catch up on my sleep.

    But then again, I might get desperate enough that I end up in the McDee’s parking lot at 10pm tonight, just to have some wifi. 

    #*looks at a couple of RP partners - now would be a good time to post something that I can reply to* #*I've got time on my hands and no place to go*
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  • matcherry
    27.05.2022 - 27 minutes ago

    Didn’t know what to do today so I crocheted a sweater

    #it’s only half done but it’s turning out good #it’s pink and I don’t have any pink clothes #i don’t even know if it’s for me #I’ll probably end up giving it away like most of the stuff I make #but crochet is just a nice thing for me sometimes and I haven’t done it in a while #other than the tomato pincushion I made my mum a couple weeks ago #anyway I used to sell my stuff but actually hated doing that so now I just make a bunch of shit #and then like…donate it or whatever #also because of this I’ve watched half of the new season of stra.nger thi.ngs like I said I wouldn’t #this is eli
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  • millennialyl
    27.05.2022 - 30 minutes ago

    Fantasizing about someone you’ve been dating for several months is too pure

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  • roma107
    27.05.2022 - 32 minutes ago

    ooo i’d love a rec for something with bruce and dick, or damian and dick please!

    i’ve been really trying to pick apart their dynamics <3

    ooo dear you've definitely come to the right place. i was just going through my dick&dami tag

    bruce and dick

    count the stars by emavee He doesn’t know what to do. It’s not like he can stop the storm. If he could wave a magic wand and make the sky clear—or even if he could call up someone from his large contact list full of metas who could control the weather—he would. He would honestly disrupt Gotham’s weather patterns if it meant Dick would stop crying. Or: Dick doesn’t like thunderstorms, so Bruce takes him somewhere where they can’t touch him.

    Recogitare by lapsedpacifist A stranger shows up in the Batcave, claiming to be one of Bruce’s adopted children and a hero in his own right. Bruce has never seen him before, so why are his other kids calling the intruder ‘Grayson’ and believing that this ‘Nightwing’ really exists?

    a home not yet a home by Mayarene Rose (Paradise_of_Mary_Jane) Dick just likes climbing to the roof sometimes. He doesn’t mean anything by it. He doesn’t. He just needs to be high up sometimes. He likes looking at the stars. Stars are hard to come by in the city and you need to be high up to even see them properly. He misses the strong wind, the clear air. Gotham doesn’t have either of those, but he sometimes feel a gentle sea breeze when he stands on top of the manor’s roof at midnight. And he definitely doesn’t need Bruce Wayne going after him. Or trying to. Struggling to fit out of the window Dick climbed out of and potentially break his neck. He doesn't need Bruce Wayne pretending he’s going to break his neck to guilt Dick into going back inside.

    by all means rome by dustorange “Does this mean you’ll be joining us on patrol tonight, Richard?” Dick smiled again, eyes crinkling at the edges. “Maybe even the rest of the weekend depending on how long the case goes.” He glanced at Bruce, hesitating. “Assuming that’s okay with you?” “Of course,” Bruce answered—so quickly he nearly interrupted Dick.

    " Sometimes I Think He's The Only Thing I Ever Did Right." by GallentKnight Injured and drowning in the depths of Gotham Bay, Bruce reflects on his relationship with his eldest son.

    Almost, Nearly by CKBookish Dick was just supposed to go with him to lunch. He wasn't supposed to get shot. He wasn't supposed to be bleeding out in the pouring rain on the steps of Wayne Enterprises. But then Bruce hadn't expected that sniper and he had seen it far to late.

    damian and dick

    Even in the Midst of Grief by Ellegrine Richard Grayson has never hurt Damian. It’s unforgivable that anyone should believe otherwise.

    the city without stars in its skies by Alienu “Gotham is filthy,” Damian says flatly, honestly. “I understand now why Mother sent me here instead of coming herself.” Nightwing’s face is turned to the left, but the smile on his lips is audible. “It’s not all bad,” he says. Damian thinks of Grayson, and the too-sweet donut he had given him, and the Chinese restaurant with the nice Asian lady and the park and the stray cat that had crossed through the grass in the darkness. “No,” he admits grudgingly, “I suppose not.” (Or, in a world where he was never sent to live with his father, Damian al Ghul is contracted to assassinate one Dick Grayson.)

    Statera by HuiLian Moments in time, where Damian discovered who Dick Grayson is

    Paint Cans and Sneaking Out by Batshit_Bogs Shadowed corners were far more dangerous to Damian Wayne than to Robin, and he didn’t know what to expect as a civilian. A year and half later and he’s grown used to it. Now, the promise of anonymity on the streets is enough to make his steps lighter. The buildings no longer loom, they invite. The city is full of blank canvases ready for him to paint. - Damian has picked up a hobby that he's determined to keep a secret. It's a good thing he has friends to back him up.

    The Colours Are Illusions by Laquilasse (laquilasse) Wake up.

    Choices by cadkitten A drunk driver almost kills Dick and Damian's having a hard time not falling apart.

    damian, bruce, and dick

    I Hope You Will Understand by lapsedpacifist What if after that shitshow that was Bruce's return from the death there was the last, brief moment of co-existence between Dick, Damian, and Bruce before they separated again. Dick didn't want to leave Damian behind, Damian was not as excited to meet his father again as he wanted to be, and Bruce… and Bruce could never seem to say the right thing.

    Do You Feel the Way My Past Aches? by fishfingersandjellybabies Bruce finds a wayward Damian asleep on his couch. Dick then find them both. An unexpected conversation ensues.

    Handle with Care by takadainmate Dick is sick. Alfred isn't around. Bruce and Damian do their best.

    dick&jay fic rec

    #i just realised you said you want *a* rec not all of that but oh well #i hope you don't mind #you should totally check all of the mentioned author's other works #a couple of masterpieces really #i have so many more recs if you liked those #and you are totally welcome to come and scream with me about any of them #you'll find more in my bookmarks on ao3 if you want to search by yourself #dick grayson#damian wayne#bruce wayne#fic rec#mine #mind the tags in all of them #just in case
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  • vulcanhandkink
    27.05.2022 - 32 minutes ago

    Love writing T’Pring, the baddest bitch of the century

    #i have… a couple fics I wanna include her in #I’m not sure if I should include her in all three #in two of them she has pretty much the same storyline so I’m not sure if that’ll be too… idk repetitive???? the third is different sort of #i just think she’s neat and want to explore her character more #i should watch snw I saw she was in it #star trek#t’pring#tos#aos
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