“You seem to be taking this whole rightful-heir-of-the-throne news rather well, Egbert.”
John looks up at you in surprise, bristling at your sudden and silent entrance. You bite down the urge to smirk and seat yourself next to him, the tiles warm from the waning sun.
He waits a moment before shrugging, fingers worrying the hem of his tunic. “I knew you wouldn’t lie to me,” John says, voice soft, and something in your chest clenches, “—plus, it’d be the worst joke ever.” His face then splits into a grin, brilliant and cunning all at once. “And if I become king, I get to appoint you as my knight!”
It surprises you how much you want to laugh, your face betraying you with a lip twitch that John won’t miss — but alas, you have a reputation to uphold. You raise a careful eyebrow, giving the heir the patented Strider deadpan™. “The Assassino are creatures of darkness, boyking. We heel to no one.”
John, infuriatingly, laughs. Of course. “Daaaaave,” he begins — and you can hear the grin in his voice, the little shit — “Did you practice that little monologue just for me?”
Cheeks pink, you cuff him on the shoulder, and he just laughs harder.
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|—||Lev Grossman (via mycrofts)|
awesome gabriel fic written by my best bro for this year’s gabriel big bang (disclaimer: i beta’d it)
click through for warnings
kanaya is about as classy as an old people’s home
kanaya dresses classy but kanaya opens her mouth and total shit comes out
kanaya tries to flirt with you and tells you she likes your eyebrows
i would try to say that kanaya is my favorite thing about reset
but reset is my favorite thing about reset
it’ll be just like the animes
john runs over to hug his friends
he trips on his hood
like I said guys, Asteroid Docking Procedures by JumpingJackFlash is great. the whole thing gave me a lot of wonderful Space Boyfriend feels and i got REALLY INTENSE MENTAL IMAGERY of the first scene of the last chapter… ahhhh…. Thank you for writing that fic, JJF. It was really amazing. please enjoy this comic about teenage doofuses who need haircuts
AAAAH ADP UPDATED
AND BEAUTIFUL FANART
when dave finally arrives at john’s 12th birthday party, he’s totally prepared to get his cool on and impress every last one of john’s dweeby little friends. he hasn’t known john for long, but bro agreed to drive him all the way to washington after a long talk with mr. egbert on the phone, and he’s finally here and he’s excited (on the inside) and he’s got the sickest present ever and he’s going to see his BEST FRIEND and when john’s dad answers the door, dave and his brother look in to find…
an empty party. there are balloons, plenty of cake, bottles of soda and little paper cups, a table for gifts. no kids.
mr. egbert is way polite and friendly, but there’s just no joy in the house. he points dave upstairs to john’s room, sort of half-smiles and pats him on the shoulder, and dave nods and starts to walk but bro stops him.
their (wicked) pointy shades are level with each other and bro says
hey little dude, let’s both put the cool on hold for a while, yeah? your friend needs you more than you need to be cool. just for today.
dave runs up the stairs.
and then they party like it’s the last birthday john will ever have.
OH. RIGHT IN THE FUCKING HEART.
I need a fic of this like I need air
;A; My eyes are leaking…
nO BABY JOHN NO……….
oh my godd
sweet BABYS noooo
RIGHT IN MY FEELS
brb crying have i reblogged this before i don’t remember i don’t care
oh god i’m dead i’ve died i’m done someone get a spit and roast me
I was thinking about horses but also Homestuck so this happened. Some of it is from talks I had with Nachte, too.
Dirk: Rides English, competes in dressage and possibly some show jumping. Has a white warmblood gelding with a heart for a quarter mark. (Which he calls a cutie mark without missing a beat). It’s registered under the name Maplehoof, but he calls it Walter. (Which Dave then dumbs down by calling the horse ‘Wally’ all the time.)
Dave: Rides Western, competes in barrel racing and also breakaway roping. His horse is a blue roan mustang mare who is as mareish as they get. She wears red blinders because she tends to get distracted and wants to lick everything. Is honestly a p. ugly horse with terrible conformation. Dave and his horse are mutual assholes to each other, but when it comes down to competing, they got it on lock.
His horse is registered under the name “Gluehooves McGee.” He calls her Lady Redglare because of course he would give a noble name to a fugly horse.
John: Jam a silver spoon in his mouth, because this kid’s been riding since he was a babe and has a few horses. Competes in polo, and has a tricked out polo mallet that I am sure does not need any explaining. Maybe does some eventing, too? I think Eventer John would just be all kinds of cute.
Jake: Works a lot with rescue horses. Big on natural horsemanship. Uses bitless bridles and usually rides bareback, or with a bareback riding pad. He has multiple ‘project’ horses he works to rehome, but his own horse is a chestnut-colored, off the track thoroughbred that has a white blaze.
After meeting Dirk, Jake starts dabbling in in-hand dressage.
Kanaya: Dressage instructor like whoa.
Karkat: A jockey. Or maybe a retired jockey. I don’t know, he’s in there somehow.
And that’s all I have for now. I wasn’t sure about what to name everyone’s horses, so yeah. I’m just being silly.
SORRY IF YOU’RE SICK OF THESE I just wanted to see what they all look like together heheheh, oh also I guess I fixed Eridan!
guys you should all read skaiawall the concept and designs are so cute everything about it is amazing
still so excited to cosplay rose from this
I’m going to make an effort to be the dorkiest tavros to ever exist
i’ll be the lamest john ever it’ll be great
someone help me find a skirt for jade omy gosh
wow this is really cute and how did i not know about this before?? reading the crap out of this thing rn
millionthed everybody go read skaiawall it’s adorable