I’ll never leave you, even if it’s me. Yang makes a promise in spite of fate; fate makes her regret it.
Eight teenagers run away from home, bound by a duty to return for a ritual in which one of their lives will be traded for the rest of the world’s peace. At least, that’s what they’ve been led to believe since birth: Be strong, be smart, and be alone. If you are to die, it is an honor.
Or maybe it’s a lie.
Eight teenagers run away from home, and upon returning nine years later, they’ve broken a few too many rules to go quietly.
(Blake thought she was seeing things, then. Thought she loved a girl so much she made her a god, mythologized her, created a folktale so gorgeous and enormous it’d surpass the one they actually lived in. Now she knows she wasn’t.)
Yang Xiao Long has seen it all at Patchwork Bakery. Engagements, graduations, birthdays, she’s baked a cake for it all. At least until she gets an order to celebrate the breaking off of an engagement. When she delivers the cake to a certain Faunus, she has no idea how her life will be forever changed. But life isn’t a recipe to follow step by step, and sometimes life requires baking from the heart.
My entry for the 2020 Bumbleby Big Bang! A canon-compliant "what if," set in Volume 7 and following Yang and Blake as they make the jump into their first date. It's a long night as they dance around accepting their love for each other, while their friends all reflect on how far they've come...and how far they may yet go.
While this is a stand alone piece, I also intentionally wrote parts of it to call back to an older Bumbleby fic of mine. I won't drop the story name, but if you've read it, then maybe this will read as somewhat of a sequel. If you haven't read it, don't worry! I specifically made sure this story stands on its own.
Yang Xiao Long is a captain in Vale's army. King James Ironwood is sending her on a dangerous mission after discovery of Yang's betrayal. An immortal beast lays in wait for Yang as she attempts to rescue missing people from the kingdom, rumoured to have settled in the middle of the forest under no rule. The more Yang learns about Vale and King Ironwood, the more she wonders if the missing people had the right idea, immortal beast or no.
- Part 1 of Eternity
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23 Nov 2020
“Hey. Come back to me,” Blake's voice pulled her out from her thoughts. “We'll be together soon, okay? It'll happen. We'll make it work. Together.”
“Together,” Yang agreed after a beat that felt too heavy to be gravity. She needed this woman like the blood in her veins, like the cells of her skin. She was incomplete, they both were. But they'd found each other when so far apart, it was only a matter of time before their atoms drew together like destiny. Fate would be kind to them both. There would be no other acceptable answer.
(Because sometimes, the universe is gentle to those in love.)
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22 Nov 2020