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Fic: Two Motives

Author: Arisprite

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. ― John Lennon

Summary: Fai is terribly wounded, and as luck or fate would have it, they land in Clow Country only just in time to save his life. Kurogane doesn’t react well to Fai’s close brush with death, but Fai is distracted by the strange noises in the hospital hallways, and the presence of someone unseen in his room at night.

A/N: This fic is entirely the fault of username-goes-here (aka, my roommate Rémy), who not only got me completely shipping Fai and Kurogane before I even watched the anime, let alone read the manga, but also acts out scenarios, including Fai’s reaction to certain events in this story. Let’s just say that a. she’s ridiculous, and b. she’s got a good handle on Fai’s character, because the story just flowed. So romance/ghost story? Anyone down?

Also, this makes certain assumptions. Firstly, that Fai’s vampirism has indeed been purged completely, and he’s a regular human wizard person with no healing magic. Second, that Clow Country is actually somewhat advanced technologically and especially magically. We didn’t really get to see all the medical facilities, for example, but I’m going to assume they exist, since they had to spend some time there for Kurogane at least to recover, and also that they for some reason look like the Houses of Healing in Minas Tirith. There may be other things, and I’ll try to write them out at the end of the chapters.

I will be updating this sporadically, but I’m mostly done, and it WILL be all the way up and complete by Halloween.

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aithilin:

They try to adhere to local fashions when they stay in a world for longer than a few days. In one world, long hair on men was not just frowned upon, but outright ridiculed. There were standards and trends enforced; they tried to blend in wherever they could.

And it was just hair. Fai changed his…

badmooonrising:

derekhale-ismyking:

sssssssim:

you-and-me-divine:

If you didn’t think “Shia LaBeouf” could get better, you were wrong.

WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE wait until the end ohmygod

Can I just say this is the best thing EVER?!!! ‘Cause it is :)

YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. 

I will like to make it clear that at this point I don’t consider certain arguments valid. First, TRC is a form of media with characters, they are not your best friends. I’m saying this because I’ve heard the argument, “They’re just friends, ‘cause I would do the same for my friends” too many times. That’s nice, but CLAMP are experienced authors. They only have a limited amount of ways of portraying a relationship without stating the obvious. Basically, the character’s actions and what they say are on a different level of criticism than people in real life. They are not going to add so much suggestive content for a pair of characters that need constant rebuff from a stubborn fan base that try desperately to convince everyone they’re just friends. That’s sloppy writing to put that amount of effort into a relationship, adding foreshadowing, subtext, and symbolism, and ignore the implications.

 Chilled Flame (ff.net)  

Against the “they’re just friends” argument. (pairing: KuroFai)

SO MUCH SENSE IDE.

Anonymous asked
kurofai!!!

kari-kurofai:

Fai traces the groove between metal and skin with the tips of his fingers, the broad white scars where the flesh once ripped. “Do you miss it?” he asks.

Kurogane blinks out of his previously half asleep state and glances at the blond hovering above him, red eyes meeting gold. “I’ll live,” he says after a pause.

Fai huffs and scratches a nail over the cold, lifeless, metal left arm. “I didn’t ask if you’d live, I asked if you missed it.”

"And I’ve already told you a hundred times it was worth the price," Kurogane snaps. Fai doesn’t waver under his sharp gaze and the ninja sighs heavily, reaching up a hand to comb his fingers through Fai’s hair. "You’re so stupid."

"Thanks, Kuro-wan." There’s a tinge of sarcasm there and barely any hint of the teasing air such words would have once contained and Kurogane feels his heart constrict at the sound of them.

"Smile," he whispers and Fai does, that unwavering, forced smile that chills Kurogane to the bone. "No, smile," he repeats. "Smile for me."

Fai’s eyes cloud for a heartbeat, two, three, and the false smile falters and falls. He closes his eyes and leans into Kurogane’s touch, fingers clenching over the elbow of the ninja’s metal arm. “I’m sorry,” he chokes out and there it is, the smallest, brightest of smiles in the corners of his mouth, real and broken.

"I’m not," Kurogane murmurs in return and for now, that’s enough.

It was a price worth paying.

spooky-century:

headcanon: in an au where everyone has snapchat, doumeki’s snapchat is entirely filled with watanuki angry faces captioned with what made him make them

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"Asked him about lunch" "Told him to make me more food" “‘How was your day at work?’" with increasingly angry glares

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krmgn:

High School Musical’s We’re All in This Together Cover

By: Miki Shinichirou (Roy Mustang, Urahara Kisuke) and Paku Romi (Edward Elric, Hitsugaya Toushiro)

sixpenceee:

Another way to present the 9 types of intelligence as exemplified by my How Do We Measure Intelligence post.

The basic idea is that different people are good at different things. These 9 probably don’t cover the wide range of smarts we all possess, but it’s a start.

As Albert Einstein said, ”Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”