Sunday Dinner: Melissa (2312 words) by Tassos
Fandom: Teen Wolf (TV)
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Sheriff Stilinski, Melissa McCall
Additional Tags: Werewolf Sheriff Stilinski, Dinner, Friendship, Male-Female Friendship, Conversations, Alternate Universe - Canon Divergence
Series: Part 6 of Lycanthropic Optics: Werewolf!Sheriff AU
John bumps into Melissa at the hospital. They have a long overdue chat.
Let's back up. I've basically been writing a little over 5k words a month this year, with some variation, and definitely not in two days. And it wasn't even hard! What is that even? Writing? Not a painful exercise? (Sidenote: on top of that writing at work has been pretty good this week too...)
So, yeah, writing is suddenly fun again. Also, witness me be incredibly uncomfortable writing my own kinks. I mean, lbr, this is an idfic romance at the moment (though with my usual over thinking of how to make the situation work). It's also basically the first part of 7 Brides for 7 Brothers, which makes me feel a little weird 'cause I don't actually like the movie, but, man, I sure as hell love Avvar!AUs, and forced closeness, and bedsharing, and a marriage of convenience, and ALL THE SILLY TROPES. I just prefer reading them to writing them. So I'm trying something new here. It'll help me grow as a person.
Anyway, I'm already worried about finishing it. This is the same feeling I've gotten starting the other three novel length fics that are about half done at ~60k. I'm hoping this one won't be that long. And that I finish it. Wish me luck.
Rogue One | ~1300 words | Chirrut/Baze | Thanks to trinityofone for betaing.
(Also on AO3)
( When Baze had believed, that belief had been a thing grounded in soil and stone. )
Poor Phil. Our little black kitty, who we've been treating for the past couple of weeks for ear infections - and taking to the very nice vet twice in those past couple of weeks - has been, finally, diagnosed with an ear polyp. It's bleeding when it gets jostled, which is why one ear has been smelling nasty; old blood. Eurgh. It doesn't seem to hurt him too much, and it's not awfully itchy, as ear mites would be ...
... but he needs surgery. And the surgeon our vet recommended is 30 miles outside the city limits (in Buffalo Grove, oddly, where I spent 19 unpleasant months covering the community. In fact, when our vet handed BB the booklet, I thought "I'll bet this is somewhere way the fuck out, please let me be wrong," and of course I wasn't. Fucking Buffalo Grove.) Since Phil goes unhappily nuts for the 10 minutes it takes us to drive to the regular vet, this promises to be extraordinarily stressful for him, and for us. Especially since he'll have to go out for a consult, and then back out for the actual surgery.
It's going to cost, too, but to not do it would be wrong. There is also the possibility, we're told, that the polyp may have grown through the eardrum; and that may mean they can't remove the entire thing, and that it may grow back. Aaack.
Poor guy, he's really so forgiving of us. He's already climbing back into my lap, and wanting to be petted. I love him, and I hate stressing him out.
In happier human news, I feel much better. And it's the weekend. So there's that.
If I get this one polished and posted in time tomorrow (assuming it doesn't turn out to be just flu med induced babbling when I proof it tomorrow of course ha, and also assuming the reveals aren't delayed anyway, cause that needy list is still fairly long...), that'll be six fics and over 13k in words (14k if you include the version of this fic that got trashed)! O_o
Either way: still feel like a walking, talking, plague ridden corpse so comments will continue to be delayed/non-existent + lemme know if I messed up your inclusion in the tallies anywhere in my feverish state. But hey, I worded and I managed today's post in time. Win/win.
( Days 1-20 )
Day 21: alexseanchai, cornerofmadness, esteliel, miss_morland, navaan, sylvanwitch, trobadora (7/18)
Let me know if you forgot to check in and need me to add you to the tally! And new people are welcome to join us at any time, if you wrote today just hop into the comments.
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by environmental factors such as pollen in the air or dander on a pet. The resulting reaction is usually itching or congestion. As many as three in 10 people in the U.S. experience allergic reactions to cats and dogs and cat allergies are about twice as common as dog allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). Veterinarians say there is no such thing as a completely hypoallergenic pet. But some cause fewer symptoms than others. Via: The active Times
Dougie the cat loves being held. The 15-year-old ginger feline, who was recently living at the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland in Maine, loves being held so much that when he's not in someone's arms, his "meow can be heard from galaxies far away," the animal shelter wrote on Facebook. Now that is pretty cute!
Away from blessed Delos the ship flies across the water towards Hephaestus' isle of Thera. Your weary limbs feel better now, and you are able to walk on the deck, admiring the waters and the craggy isles you pass, except when squalls suddenly come and send you scurrying beneath, feeling as if your body is riddled with feathered arrows.
At last the ship comes in sight of Thera, where the Phoenicians dwell.
You disembark on Thera, which, despite its appearance from afar, seems a gloomy place. You have not been travelling for long when you see a strange sight: a woman on a golden throne is sitting beneath the cliff. Beside her is a proud warrior, bearing a mighty-shafted spear, and standing alongside him is a lame man, dressed in the apron of a blacksmith, bearing a hammer of black metal.
As fast as the thunderflash that comes from Zeus, the cliff begins to crumble. 'Save us,' the figures cry in unison. You are the closest, and have time to save only one.