apricotcat



Recent bookmarks

  1. Public Bookmark *

    Tags
    Summary

    Enjolras swallowed. "I didn't know he had tattoos on his back."

    "Yeah," said Joly, shrugging. "I mean, he lives with me and before about noon, he's allergic to shirts—"

    "Why—" said Enjolras weakly.

    "I always figured he had a bad shirt experience," Joly offered. "Shirts killed his family, or his first dog got hit by a truck full of shirts."

    Enjolras shook his head. His face was a little flushed.

    "Ooh, are you experiencing symptoms?" said Joly, brightening. "What's your pulse doing? Are you breathing normally? How do your glands feel?"

     

    Inspired in part by tumblr user feferi's post here, specifically: "i am in love with the idea that enjolras is so baffled by his own emotions towards grantaire that he legitimately cannot tell if he has heartburn or stomach butterflies"

    Modern AU. Joly is a gentleman, a scholar, a med student—and, when need be, a matchmaker. And oh, the need is definitely being.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    11,014
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    211
    Kudos:
    5303
    Bookmarks:
    1474
    Hits:
    83023

    06 May 2019

  2. Public Bookmark 20

    Tags
    Summary

    "Three shards of pottery, and a deep, thick shroud, are required on occasions such as these. To conceal the eyes, the mouth, the mirror." ⸻

    The brightest generation of the V.F.D. were born under decaying stars; the previous generation had made this organization noble, but the secret of that nobility was lost in translation. This generation of young volunteers have always had one foot out the door, but these coming years will make them question whether the organization was ever good to begin with, whether their friends and associates could ever have been trusted, and whether the desperation not to be alone or the desperation to serve "the better good" is greater.

    It may also teach them what resides at the bottom of a not-quite ocean, and how that great unknown shaped the organization we known today.

    (A complex pre-ASOUE look into V.F.D., some headcanons about events of the time period, and a mess of unhealthy relationships I do not condone or believe should be aspired to.)

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    36,022
    Chapters:
    13/13
    Comments:
    43
    Kudos:
    82
    Bookmarks:
    20
    Hits:
    1793

    07 Jan 2019

  3. Public Bookmark *

    Tags
    Summary

    "I live with Enjolras, and all I can tell you is that I've never seen him show passion towards anyone besides the full-page photo of Karl Marx in his 19th century philosophy textbook."
    Beside them, Combeferre lets out a loud groan and faceplants on the kitchen table, nearly upsetting his coffee mug. A flash of guilt passes over Courfeyrac's face. "I mean that...not in a weird way."
    "Stop talking," Combeferre says. "Please."

    Or, Combeferre is terrified of the future and everyone around him and hopelessly in love with his best friend and Grantaire is homeless and suddenly finds himself living in a commune where everyone is overly invested in organic gardening and something called Kombucha. No one ever said your 20s were easy.

    Series
    Language:
    English
    Words:
    89,279
    Chapters:
    13/13
    Comments:
    147
    Kudos:
    681
    Bookmarks:
    148
    Hits:
    8199

    29 Dec 2018

  4. Public Bookmark 4

    Tags
    Summary

    A series of 100-word drabbles, for those who awoke to a world remade.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,327
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    6
    Kudos:
    32
    Bookmarks:
    4
    Hits:
    341

    23 Dec 2018

  5. Public Bookmark 15

    Tags
    Summary

    Rand shows up in Seanchan with the man formerly known as Elan Morin Tedronai in tow.

    This isn't the strangest thing that's happened to Min, but it's up there.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    4,768
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    15
    Kudos:
    80
    Bookmarks:
    15
    Hits:
    944

    07 Jun 2018