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TOG Mini Bang: We Come from Warriors

Art by Artgroves

We come from Warriors (34076 words) by liliaeth
Chapters: 18/18
Fandom: The Old Guard (Movie 2020)
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Graphic Depictions Of Violence
Relationships: Joe | Yusuf Al-Kaysani/Nicky | Nicolo di Genova, Andy | Andromache of Scythia/Quynh | Noriko
Characters: Nile Freeman, Nile Freeman's Brother, Nile Freeman's Mother, Booker | Sebastien le Livre, Nicky | Nicolo di Genova, Joe | Yusuf Al-Kaysani, Andy | Andromache of Scythia, Quynh | Noriko, Dr. Meta Kozak, Original Male Character(s) of Color, Original Male Character(s)
Additional Tags: Booker | Sebastien le Livre & Nile Freeman Friendship, pre Book of Nile, Post-Movie: The Old Guard (2020), Minor Character Death, but nobody misses them, Team as Family, Nile Freeman Needs a Hug, Nile's Mom takes no crap, Freemans are warriors, Depiction of torture, Medical Experimentation, Booker | Sebastien le Livre Needs a Hug, Alcohol Withdrawal, Quynh needs a hug, Andy needs a hug, Everyone Needs Hugs, Soft Nicky | Nicolo di Genova, motherhen Nicky, Protective Nicky | Nicolo di Genova, Hurt Nicky | Nicolo di Genova, Hurt Joe | Yusuf Al-Kaysani
Summary:

Solomon Freeman didn't even expect to get an internship. But when Merrick industries offers him one, and a chance to work with the illustrous Dr Kozak, as a second year med student, he's not going to say no.

When Nile finds out her little brother's been lured in by Merrick Industries she needs the entire team to get him home safe. Booker included.
To the team's shock, Booker brings an old friend along to help them out.

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The Old Guard: Some thoughts on Nile Freeman




A thing I love about how The Old Guard portrayed Nile, is that even though she’s utterly badass, and most definitely the equal of the others, we still get the others wanting to take care of her, and protecting her.

From the first moment after they dream of her, and they want to care for her emotional needs.

Nicky: ‘You can’t tell me you don’t remember what it was like. Whoever she is, she’s confused, and she’s scared, and she’s more alone than she has ever been in her entire life. We all remember what it was like. She needs us. “

that moment where the movie says: Her needs matter, her emotions matter, we have to be there for her.


To all of them waking up as she startles out of a nightmare, and instead of just telling her, ‘go back to sleep’, they tell her to tell them what she dreamt about. They’re there for her, giving her explanations, understanding.

To this moment.

They barely know her. They’ve only just met, but it doesn’t matter, she’s one of them and you see the building bricks of her being pulled in as part of their family.

So at the end of the movie, when Nile comes to the rescue, it becomes even more meaningful that even knowing that she’ll heal, that she’ll be fine at being shot. Andy still doesn’t want Nile to take the risks for her. She won’t let Nile go first, because even though Andy’s mortal now, she sees it as her duty to protect Nile. Not the other way around.

The movie didn’t have to show us, how the others helped her up from the car wreck she fell onto. She’s immortal, she’ll heal. But it doesn’t matter. She’s still hurting, so they help her up, they give her comfort, a quick touch, as close to a hug as Andy can get in that moment. Saying in simple touches, “You’re one of us, and you matter”




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Art: Three Times the Charm

Writer: whiskygalore

Title: Three Times The Charm

Story Rating: NC-17

Pairing: Dean/Benny/Cain/Cas

Summary: Unless Dean wants to be struck down by heat-sickness when he reaches full maturity, it’s time for him to settle down and find himself a suitable alpha. With the help of Ellen and Garth, who run Fairdale Den (essentially a matchmaking business), he sets about finding his mate. But after meeting a string of unappealing alphas, he’s starting to think he’s just not cut out for this settling down malarkey. And after Crowley’s attempt to lure him into a life of debauchery, and Abaddon’s terrifying advances, it’s up to the rather odd trio of Cain, Benny and Cas to convince him that maybe the reason he’s struggling to find one alpha to settle down with is because what he really needs is three.


Warnings: alpha/omega dynamics,
















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I'm so fucking tired of a certain troll on tumblr. 

It's not even that they say anything all that special, since it's mostly the same easily disproven crap over and over and over again. 

It's their complete and utter lack of common sense that is most annoying about it.

Like claiming I'm obsessed with hating stiles or my love for Scott and  Tyler Posey, all the while as they send me  (and from what I know of several other people as well) three a four asks a day harassing us for daring to not like stiles, or worse harassing people just cause they dare to love Scott.  (like one friend of mine who's a big sceo fan, constantly gets insults from this same anon troll even when they've never said a negative thing about Stiles and are one of the most positive people imaginable (and yes the way these asks are written, it's pretty clear it's the same person). And yet somehow this troll doesn't seem to realize that they're even more obsessed with Tyler than I am. And I'm actually a fan of the guy.

It's just plain weird.

It's not that I don't get not liking a character. I'll write the occasional anti stiles post, and I get defending a character. I'll respond to posts that bash Scott on his own tag. (it's simple tumblr etiquette, you don't bash a char in his own tags, it's like coming to a livejournal group in favor of a character and making posts about how much you hate said char)

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Teen Wolf Meta on why Scott is a good friend

Just some Teen Wolf Meta a friend of mine wrote on tumblr, that I felt was worth sharing

PART 1 – Scott never blamed Stiles for his role in Scott’s trauma.

PART 2 – Even as a violent nonhuman, Scott does not harm Stiles willingly.

PART 3 – Scott has no problem with Stiles’ essential nature.

PART 4 – Scott believes and supports Stiles. 

PART 5 – No one is more important to Scott than Stiles.

PART 6 – Scott’s greatest fear is the loss of Stiles.

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Gee, why won't Scott just submit to Derek...

I was going through some older pro-scott posts on tumblr, and of course a Scott hater had to come on the post to whine about it.

One of the things that hit me, was their claim that they ‘liked Scott in s1, but that in s2 ‘Scott didn’t ask for help’, and ‘helped everyone except for Derek’

And it made me remember that when they say that, what they actually meant was ‘Scott didn’t submit to Derek’

See, in s1, Scott despite Derek’s bad behavior, was desperate enough to accept Derek’s ‘help’, put up with Derek’s abuse, and despite Stiles advising him against it, let Derek ‘train’ him. Which basically came down to letting Derek beat him up in a way that was in no way helpful to actually teaching Scott how to control his shift.

But what these people forget, is that by the end of s1, Derek betrayed Scott. not just in Code Breaker, which if you stretch canon, can be claimed to be for Scott’s own good. (you know if you ignore the lying, manipulation and so on...)

But no, Code Breaker wasn’t the real problem. ‘Co-Captain’ was. Derek took Stiles to the clinic to find out who’d sent that text to Allison to lure her to the school, and found out that Peter was the alpha. They didn't take Scott with them, because Peter had made it look like the text came from Melissa.



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At that point Derek had a choice, to keep standing up to Peter, or to give in to his uncle.He chose the second.



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So when Scott next faced Derek, he was shocked to find out that not only was Peter the Alpha, but to see Derek stand there and side with Peter. To have Derek stand by and do nothing as Peter violated Scott, and forced his memories of the fire into Scott’s mind. And even worse... they then left this half naked sixteen year old boy writhing on the floor after this assault, abandoning him to anyone who might have found him there.



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Could you imagine how many fics there would be about that utter horrifying betrayal, if it had happened to Derek? Or hell, to Stiles? Or Isaac?



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But because it happened to Scott, most people seem to utterly forget it, and then they wonder why in s2, Scott didn’t trust Derek, and wouldn’t accept him as his Alpha?



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And to go back to Codebreaker. Even though I'll admit that the betrayal in Code Breaker wasn’t as bad as the one in Co-Captain, but that didn't mean it didn't hurt, considering it came on top of the first one. Especially since it happened after Scott was still willing to save Derek, (despite Stiles trying to get in the way of it by hiing that he'd already figured out how to find Derek). Scott despite this, risked himself, knowing the Argents were already after him, to go save Derek from them.

And to then find out that either Derek had lied to him about a cure all along, or that Derekreally didn’t know it wasn’t a cure, and still took Scott’s only hope of a cure away from him. Either option is just as horrifyingly bad. Yet at no point did Derek try to explain himself, or apologize in anyway..

So then we come to s2.

Derek has betrayed Scott, he has basically made it clear he can’t be trusted or relied on. And on top of that in s201 Gerard makes it clear that he’s throwing out the Code. That he’ll kill any werewolf in town, regardless of age, regardless of how or why they got the bite. Scott knows that Derek heard this threat, since Derek was holding him back from saving that Omega.



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And to then find out that, regardless of this clear threat to any werewolf in town, Derek decided to manipulate three other teens into taking the bite, directly risking their lives. (and as we find out later from Boyd, he didn’t fully explain this threat to them) To not even start on Derek’s treatment of Jackson, or Derek’s attempted murder of Lydia.

Yet somehow, all of that, still isn’t seen as reason enough for Scott to not just submit to Derek, and do whatever Derek tells him to? Scott is supposed to just submit to this violent abusive white man, who has done nothing to Scott, but betray him, endanger other kids Scott knows as classmates and make stupid mistake after stupid mistake, with no plan whatsoever to deal with Gerard?

People complain that Scott trusted Theo in 5a, yet based on the information Scott actually had, Theo did more to earn Scott’s trust in 5a, than Derek ever did in s1-s3a.

And this is where fanon becomes the problem. because most fanfics don’t deal with canon Derek; They don’t deal with creepy violent abusive anti-hero Derek of s1 or full on villain Derek of s2. They try and paint him as this sweet stoic guy who meant well, ignoring his actual behavior. And showing more sympathy for the full grown white man, than they do for the Latino teenager who has to put up with Derek’s horrible treatment of him.

Because of this, they also ignore that the easiest solution for Scott, to get rid of both Derek and Gerard, and the threat they both posed to him, would have been to use them against one another.

All Scott had to do, was tell Gerard where Derek was hiding. Simple solution, hand Derek over to Gerard; hell, in Battlefield, Gerard was threatening not just Scott’s Mom, Scott’s best friend, and everyone else on or around the field. And Scott had already been told by Isaac that Boyd and Erica had already run off, so as far as he knew they’d have been safe. All Scott had to do was tell Gerard the location of Derek’s hide out, and send Gerard after Derek.

Scott already knew that the moment Gerard managed to get the bite from Derek, that he’d be taken down.

Easy fix, easy sollution.

But did Scott do so? No. Despite the threat, Scott still refused to give up and/or betray derek.

Because despite everything Derek had done to him and others, Scott still cared about him, and wanted to protect him.

But I guess that doesn’t matter, does it?
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Teen Wolf Meta: Heroes and their Dark Reflections (part 1)



I’ve been thinking on this for a while, and I think it’s time I try and write it down fully.

If there’s one thing Teen Wolf loves, it’s parallels. Between characters actions, their choices, their situations, and in a strong way, between characters.

It’s what I like to call Dark Reflections.

When you look at the main characters throughout the show, it becomes clear that each of the main ones, had a dark reflection among one of the villains. A reflection of what they could have become, if they hadn’t made better choices, if they hadn’t grown, if they’d let themselves give in to their darker urges.

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I’m going to make a separate post for Lydia, Derek and Malia, and maybe some other characters to keep this post from being even longer than it already is
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Superwolf

Thinking of crossovers between Teen Wolf and Supernatural, and how the Winchesters would interact with the McCall pack.



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The first thing I feel is how Scott and Stiles basically among them share Sam and Dean’s traits.

Scott has Dean’s nurturing instincts. And tendency to blame himself for everything that goes wrong, whether it’s his fault or not. (Especially when it’s not.) Sam’s caution, and Sam’s tendency to see the best in people. He also shares Dean’s tendency to be a martyr and to want to save not just the people he cares about, but everyone.

Stiles has Dean’s bravery (along with the recklessness) and Dean’s tendency to jump into things without thinking. He also shares Dean’s sense of humor and tendency to use that humor as a defense mechanism. Stiles shares Dean’s utter possessiveness over people and the desire to save his loved ones. He’ll do anything to keep those people he cares about safe.

Which has me thinking that if the Winchesters met Scott and Stiles, Dean would actually get annoyed as hell with Stiles, because they have the same tendency to go for sarcasm, and Dean hates to have that sarcasm aimed back at him.  He’d eventually realize that though and end up amused by it.

But with Scott, he’d get protective. He wouldn’t realize why at first. Until he saw how Scott mirrors the things he loves in Sam. And he’d feel sorry for all the things Scott has gone through. Being turned against his will, people trying to use and manipulate him.

(that protectiveness would soon spread to Stiles as well, but mostly when he starts realizing how protective Stiles is over Scott)

If they met Derek though...oh God,that would entirely depend on the situation.

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