15 Feb 2020
“Are you Shouta?” the shadow-man asks, and his tone is polite but there’s something verging on almost desperate behind it.
Shouta considers. He’s unarmed, facing an unknown person who knows his home address and his first name, he hasn’t slept in thirty-six hours, and he’s wearing kitten-patterned pajama pants. Despite all of that, he’s still confident in his ability to handle himself in a fight, but nothing about this situation is making sense, and it’s sending him slightly off-kilter.
Starting with how the shadow man knows his name.
“Maybe,” he says, after his silence has dragged on a beat too long. “Who’s asking.”
(Aizawa Shouta is two years out of UA, and three years grieving the death of one of his best friends, when a stranger knocks on his door in the middle of the night.)
“Would you believe that I’m a saber spirit?” the ghost asked. “Or maybe an ancestor?”
“No,” Nie Mingjue said. He did not put down the exorcism talisman.
The ghost sighed. “Well, it was worth a shot.”
Before Nie Mingjue could do anything more, the ghost rushed at him – taken aback, Nie Mingjue flinched, and when he opened his eyes again the ghost was gone.
He still pinned the talisman onto the swaddling wrapped around his baby brother, who was grumbling in sleepy dissatisfaction at having been nearly woken up.
He wasn’t taking any chances with his brother’s health.
05 Nov 2017
Dazai Osamu was fourteen when Mori Ougai became the boss of the Port Mafia.
It was unfortunate that they couldn't easily boot out the lone superpowered villain laying low in the area, but they could at least reach a compromise to not interfere with each other's business.
Only, Shigaraki Tomura occasionally forgot the memo.
- Part 1 of Little Talks
Fandoms: 文豪ストレイドッグス | Bungou Stray Dogs
30 Jul 2020
“I swear... anyone gifted with supernatural powers has something wrong with them inside.” — Tanizaki Jun’ichirō, episode 2.
By the time Atsushi realizes his apartment is more of a dormitory than an actual, professional, open-to-the-public-for-rent building, he’s already a full member of the agency and owns not only a futon but also more than one blanket. In this way he’s essentially hostaged himself; blankets and futons are deceptively hard to carry around a city, and he doesn’t want to go back to sleeping without them.
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01 Dec 2020
31 Dec 2019
Shen Qingqiu, Lord of the Spring and high official of the Seelie Court, has a secret: he is not the true Shen Qingqiu. Compelled by a fae bargain to stand in the place of that Lord, Shen Yuan must hold his place among the Seelie Court, despite facing enemies on all sides, an uncertain truce with the Unseelie Court, and a student with a mysterious past...
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30 Nov 2020