what did i settle for? just a metaphor (of falsehoods that felt like a home) by Yellow_Bird_On_Richland
Fandoms: The Haunting of Bly Manor (TV)
13 May 2021
"Windows in this place are a right bitch, aren't they?"
She turns toward the voice at her classroom door--a woman's English brogue. It's distinctly, hysterically out of place in Iowa, as is her flippant cursing.
"Yeah," Dani answers, nodding a bit dumbly.
She seems to be waiting for an introduction.
"I'm...Dani. Dani Clayton."
"Jamie Taylor," the woman replies, with a firm handshake. Almost a man's handshake. "And don't you worry, Dani Clayton." She nods at the window, gives it a cheeky grin like it's a misbehaving student. "I can fix that."
Dani's not sure what happens first: registering new life at her words or forgetting how to breathe.
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18 May 2021
15 May 2021
Like perfect strangers, Catra and Adora are busy living their own lives, out in the country and deep in the city, respectively. But one night, they begin switching places, each waking the next morning in the other’s body without a clue to the cause. As the switches continue, the pair are faced with a daily choice – stay true to their opposite’s wishes or meddle in their affairs, spicing it up or perfecting it as they see fit.
Soon enough, the pair find themselves at each other’s necks, spiteful of the person on the other end of the line. But as they begin to see more of the world through the other’s eyes, Catra and Adora begin to feel their summer passions blossoming into something more, their lives now inextricably bound by the red string of fate. That cord continues to tighten as they explore the person they’ve become, until the pair must overcome a hardship greater than distance to find a way back to each other.
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16 May 2021
05 May 2021
“I don’t know why you’re here or what complete failure of Starfleet bureaucracy meant that we’re back on the same ship, but I don’t care. We have a job to do here, and we’re going to do it well, and I don’t want you-“ she jabbed a finger into Catra’s chest –“messing it up because you think you’re smarter than the rest of us, or because you think you can get away with it because you know me.”
“I don’t know you anymore,” Catra hissed, earning a flicker of shock and sadness from Adora that quickly flitted away. “Maybe I did, but-“
“Whatever previous relationship we had is over now, Commander. We’re going to be stuck together for a good while now, so either get with the programme or get out of here.”
“I’m not going anywhere,” Catra said, bitterly. “It was you who left me, anyway.”
Commanding a Starship is a hard enough job for Adora, but when the former friend you think hates you becomes your First officer, its' not exactly going to get easier. There's a lot to process between you, but when you're in Starfleet, the fate of the galaxy has a tendency to get in the way...
- Part 1 of Second Star to the Right
Asami gets to meet her favorite band and is shocked to find that they not only know who she is, but her favorite member doesn't seem to like her very much.
On the cusp of losing the war to the Horde, Adora receives a letter holding a lock of hair and the offer of a marriage to her best friend-turned enemy, Catra… from Horde Prime himself.
How can Adora say no, even knowing it has to be a trap..?
- Part 2 of Union Series