A high school teacher AU.
Cullen has a rough morning and decides to show up to work a little later in order to run into Mara.
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The clock on the stove blinked an electric blue 4:30 a.m. and Cullen stood alone in his kitchen that was flooded with light, banishing all shadow. The only noise was the whir of his coffee maker and the dripping of coffee into the pot. He gripped the side of the sink until his knuckles were white. He could still hear the gunshots echoing through his brain.
But they weren’t real. Just the warped sound of memory haunting his dreams. He’d been startled awake by nightmares before, but this morning they seemed to have more of a hold on him than they had in long time.
The beeping of the coffee maker startled him enough that he jumped. He ran a hand through his sleep disheveled hair, and took a few deep breaths to bring his heart rate back under control. He looked out the window over his sink, outside was inky blackness. He could see the reflection of his bright kitchen, every light from his bedroom into the kitchen had been flipped on as he stumbled here. He took another breath and opened the cupboard next to the sink, he pulled down his favorite mug, a simple nondescript cup, but it had been a gift from a student who had scrawled in permanent marker what they’d learned from him. The mug had been well used, most of the words flaked away over time, but Cullen remembered what it had said.
Archive for June, 2016
Tags: cullen x lavellan, dragon age, fanfic, rec, too cute
ok, i dint have any refs at the time to his armor is just grey blocks
Tags: bill nye the science guy, classroom ideas, excellent philosophy, quotes, teaching
#ThrowbackThursday to my favorite Bill Nye the Science Guy quote, which I liked to point to when I asked kids to pick something up off of the floor and they said “But it’s not mine!!!!”
Tags: also have i mentioned i have a weakness for the rogue characters, captain hook, especially these three, han solo, killian jones, oh my this explains so much, once upon a time, the princess bride, westley
Tags: barbex, committee prompt game, prompts, tumblr, writing
This is a cool idea. I just wonder if tumblr really works for it. The interaction here is always so limited.
So true…I’m hoping it will work since it’s fairly minimal interaction, really, just suggesting one word/element per person. We’ll give it a try, anyway! Last time I did this was through the My.LOTRO blogs and there was a pretty robust community of bloggers there. Come on tumblr, you can be just as robust! 🙂
(also here’s the final prompt game post in case anyone’s seeing this but not that and wants to join in! Please do, the more the merrier because every three words I get = a fic I write!)