Laurent wakes screaming. He’s dying. He must be. It’s the only explanation he has for the utter agony, confusion and terror that he feels. His brain is splitting itself open, bits of it strewn across space and time. He’s twenty one, in Arles, finally crowned. He’s fourteen, at Chastillon, on his knees for his uncle. He’s twenty, in Ios, watching a blade sink into Damen’s side. He’s sixteen, all alone, dreaming of revenge.
Last night Laurent had thrust his arm at Damen, “attend me,” he had commanded, as if Damen weren’t a king in his own right. Last night, Uncle had sat on his bed, played chess with him. “I will always have time for you,” he had reassured Laurent, “even though Auguste has outgrown you.”
Laurent leans to the side and vomits, violently. His fingers shake as he pushes his hair back, slowly, the room spins into focus. His hair is shorter than he remembers, Damen likes it long. His hair is exactly the same, cut by his nursemaid once a month.
He is thirteen, at Marlas, and he knows everything.
Everything is burning.
"Diavolo, he - " you choke out, Beel wraps his arms around you in a hug before you finish your sentence. Melting into it, you close your eyes and return the embrace.
"We know. Hold on tight."
The Diavolo Betrayal!AU no one asked for.
Behind her, Mammon snarled, “NO!” He had never been so openly defiant before, “They hurt her! They tried to take her away from me!” His voice was distorted with his rage. There was something ancient and powerful there now, like the sound of Judas's thirty pieces of silver clinking into his palm; no longer that street-wise accent she was used to, “They tried to rip my heart from me Lucifer. I WILL MAKE THEM PAY IN KIND!” The crunch of bone let her know how serious he was.
Caroline comes home for Elena's funeral two years after she made out of Mystic Falls to NYU, and meets Klaus Mikaelson, one of the enigmatic brother's who claimed Elena as their own.
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03 May 2021
Fandoms: All For The Game - Nora Sakavic
21 Mar 2021
Neil’s been trying (and failing) to get his music career back on track after his father’s death. He knows he can’t say no when major music legend Andrew Minyard (or AJM, as he’s globally known) reaches out to collaborate. As he and Andrew work together, old memories resurface, and along with them, so do some long-buried feelings.
Maybe remembering them isn’t such a bad thing after all.
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02 May 2021