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feysandfeels16 minutes ago
I don鈥檛 understand how your beautiful Darklina loving asses are not all over The Invisible Life of Addie Larue. What are you guys waiting for? Enemies to lovers to enemies? Like get going and read this book.
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lilhawkeye322 minutes ago
am I at work? yes. am I using this time to finish writing a dark darklina fic? also yes 馃槍
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blushnik22 minutes ago
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Welcome to my Patreon community
We鈥檙e hyped to have you 馃挋
(Darkling x Mal x Alina)
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nicolehmsp730224 minutes ago
Another Darklina song
I've just found out a Sabrina's Carpenter song called "Shadows" and the lyrics reminded me of something that Alina would say to Aleks
We all got nightmares in our dreams We look for someone to believe in us And show us the way And make it okay The world can be dangerous
There's something so rare in your veins Not a single thing I would change And oh, if you only knew how I see you Would you come alive again Alive again
I need you to understand I don't mind your shadows 'Cause they disappear in the light I don't mind your shadows 'Cause they look a lot like mine
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thedarklingxalina51 minutes ago
Who ever came up with Darkles and Sparkles as nicknames for the Darkling and Alina deserves a Sainthood cause that is cute as all hell
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miraculous-cumberbitch2 hours ago
hey everyone!! i take fic requests now! you go ahead and request them on my ask page and i鈥檒l try my best to write when inspiration hits. most will be blurbs or one shots.
people i write for <3
Narnia~(current obsession so take advantage of this besties)
-edmund pevensie (x reader)
-prince caspian (x reader)
Shadow and Bone
Just say which ship you would like, or if you want a reader ship just say the word. make sure to specify what exactly you鈥檇 like
all tropes work out for me but i love writing rivals to lovers and angst. and yes i can attempt smut
example: hey! i鈥檇 like a darklingxfemale!reader fic, preferably rivals to lovers in a modern AU.
i may not get to your requests in time, since they take a day or two, but yeah. also, you can ask me random questions sometimes too :)))
i also may tweak your request a tad. and yes i will tag you in the work and make sure to detail it out properly
love you guys 鉂わ笍鉂わ笍
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morozovas-legacy2 hours ago
Also, can we talk about how darklinas are immediately judged by malinas and/or antis? If a reader likes this specific very, very toxic couple, it does not mean that they are also toxic and bad. I myself ship a lot of healthy couples in other books (kinda healthy? I don't know if a relationship can completely be healthy, we are all humans and have flaws). And i'm pretty sure many other darklinas also like healthy ships in some books. It just depends on the dynamic and the characters. Don't judge a person because of a specific ship.
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morozovas-legacy2 hours ago
I honestly find it sad and annoying that whenever we talk about darklina, we need to try and justify ourselves for liking a fictional ship. I just wrote a whole essay explaining to someone why i ship them, and why i can ship them. It's like all darklinas are some horrible people 馃槙
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morozova-aleksander2 hours ago
"Go away," she objected weakly, but he didn't. The heat and weight of his body came down to cover hers and she arched into him. His lips were on her neck, trailing up until they were grazing the shell of her ear.
"My Alina," he rasped. "Always so soft and pliant for me."
She wanted to call him a liar, but it was useless when her hands in his hair and her parting thighs were evidence enough of the truth of his words.
Or, Darkles visits Alina through their tether, but gets cockblocked by Mal, leaving him frustrated in more than one way. He uses an Alkemi named Roksana to help him deal with his frustrations, but he still can't stop thinking about his Alina.
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jomiddlemarch4 hours ago
what it is to be a thin crescent moon
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Chapter 8
鈥淚 don鈥檛 see how you expect me to teach you to ride from here,鈥 Aleksander said as Alina took a step back. She鈥檇 brought one of the chairs out of the cottage and settled it across from where the stallion was still tethered, holding Aleksander鈥檚 arm as he walked the short distance from the door and sat down, his kefta draped around his shoulders.
鈥淵ou didn鈥檛 see the state of your back,鈥 she replied. The two lower wounds were healing slowly, so slowly, and she wished she understood how to make her summoned light into healing. She had let her hands linger on him as long as she dared, hoping something would happen, but Aleksander only breathed a little more quickly and let his head fall forward, his lashes dark against his cheeks. She鈥檇 moved away and mumbled an apology he stopped by taking her hand in his and running his thumb across her knuckles.
鈥淏esides, you taught me to cast sfera from your bed,鈥 Alina said.
鈥淢y bed?鈥 Aleksander said and she blushed.
鈥淭he bed. Now you鈥檙e in the chair and you can tell me what to do just as well as standing next to me,鈥 she said, walking over to Opasnost and running a hand lightly along his neck. 鈥淚sn鈥檛 that right, Opasnost?鈥
鈥淗e鈥檚 a war-horse, a General鈥檚 stallion, Alina,鈥 Aleksander said. 鈥淵ou speak to him as if he is a pet. Your first pony.鈥
鈥淚 suppose he is my first pony,鈥 Alina smiled. 鈥淎nd we are friends of a sort, he and I.鈥
鈥淗e responds to your power,鈥 Aleksander said. 鈥淗e鈥檚 familiar with it.鈥
鈥淚 bring his water. And I let him have one of your apricots,鈥 Alina replied.
鈥淣evertheless,鈥 Aleksander said, crossing his long legs at the ankle with an elegant economy of movement Alina should not have noticed at all but she did and he did too.
鈥淚f I unfasten the tether, will he stay?鈥 she asked.
鈥淚f I tell him to,鈥 he said.
鈥淵ou don鈥檛 have to do anything else?鈥
鈥淚ndependent of my abilities as a Grisha, my voice is the one he was trained to follow. In battle, in peace, he need only hear my briefest command,鈥 Aleksander said.
鈥淪o, can you say, 鈥極pasnost, don鈥檛 throw Alina off your back?鈥欌 she replied.
鈥淚 don鈥檛 have to. He doesn鈥檛 want to do that. And you don鈥檛 need to worry about it anyway, we鈥檒l be riding together,鈥 Aleksander said. 鈥淲hen we get to Os Alta, I鈥檒l find you a horse better suited to you. A mare, more biddable than Opasnost, but with spirit.鈥
Alina tried to imagine such a horse and imagine herself upon it, voluntarily. Her failure must have been evident on her face because Aleksander chuckled.
鈥淵ou will enjoy it. It won鈥檛 be the way it has been, riding for our lives,鈥 he said. 鈥淥pasnost may be a sort of friend of yours, but your mare will belong to you, eager to please you. There are beautiful places we can explore without any fear.鈥
鈥淲e鈥檒l have to get there first. And that means I need to be able to get on your horse. Without you dragging me up there,鈥 Alina said.
鈥淚 didn鈥檛 realize you were concerned with how it looked,鈥 he said.
鈥淚鈥檓 not. I鈥檓 not counting on you being strong enough to do it when we leave,鈥 she said, waiting to see if he鈥檇 be offended or defensive.
鈥淚 appreciate your caution,鈥 he said. 鈥淚f not your confidence in me.鈥
鈥淎nyone else would have died with your injuries, Aleksander. You came far too close,鈥 she said. 鈥淎nd we both have our reasons for wanting to get to the Little Palace. We can鈥檛 stay here much longer, I know that.鈥
鈥淭hen untie Opasnost鈥檚 tether. And when he is free, see if you can reach the pommel of the saddle,鈥 Aleksander said. 鈥淧ut your foot in the stirrup and pull yourself up.鈥
Alina reached up and managed to grab the pommel, shoved her foot in the stirrup and tried to launch herself up onto the saddle; unlike being a cartographer, partially completing the steps yielded absolutely nothing expect for Aleksander鈥檚 cough as he choked back laughter. She felt like she鈥檇 nearly pulled her arm out of its socket and could only congratulate herself on not falling down in a heap beside the stallion.
鈥淚 appreciate your confidence in me, if not your caution,鈥 Alina said. 鈥淚 think the reality is I鈥檓 going to need to climb up. Using one of those chairs鈥攚e鈥檒l have to sacrifice it to the elements.鈥
鈥淵ou鈥檙e giving up too soon,鈥 Aleksander said. 鈥淎nd I think the stirrup length is wrong for you but that can鈥檛 be changed if we鈥檙e riding together. Try again, though. You were close.鈥
Somehow, through some miracle, she managed it the second time and suddenly found herself looking down on Aleksander from a great height. It occurred to her that no one else had ever been in this situation perhaps, superior to him, for all that she was barely hanging onto the saddle; the look in his eyes told her so and also that he did not dislike it, though there was no smile on his parted lips.
鈥淪ee, Alya, see what you are capable of,鈥 he said softly.
The alteration in his tone, the sense she had of his shadows and how warm they could be, pushed her beyond her tenuous balance. She let out a little cry as she started to fall off Opasnost, going silent when Aleksander sprang up from his chair and caught her, one arm around her waist, keeping her upright, pressing her against him.
鈥淣o,鈥 she gasped and he stiffened, dropping his arm. Withdrew, his eyes darkness like the Fold鈥檚.
鈥淚 beg your forgiveness, dvoryanka鈥 he said, all formality, as if they were before the entire Imperial court. She shook her head at him and he tilted his in inquiry.
鈥淣o,鈥 she repeated. 鈥淵ou鈥檒l hurt yourself鈥斺
鈥淵ou weigh hardly anything,鈥 he argued. 鈥淔ar too little in fact.鈥
鈥淚鈥檓 very well as I am,鈥 she said, aware it was a lie, that she鈥檇 only begun to enjoy the taste of anything since they arrived at the cottage, knowing she was small and plain, someone most people paid little heed to.
鈥淚 know how it is with you, Alya. How it was,鈥 he said. 鈥淚t will be better. As you use your power, you will find everything more satisfying.鈥
鈥淓verything is a lot,鈥 she replied.
鈥淚 know,鈥 he said. 鈥淏ut it鈥檚 what you are capable of. Made for. It won鈥檛 feel overwhelming, it will feel right. Natural.鈥
鈥淵ou think you know me so well?鈥 she asked, more curious than argumentative.
鈥淚 know enough,鈥 he said. 鈥淚 know you have surpassed my every hope. My every hopeless wish.鈥 He lifted her hand, the one with the scar, to his lips and brushed the lightest kiss against the crescent on her palm. He held her gaze as she closed her hand around the caress. 鈥淚 know you don鈥檛 believe me and I know you鈥檙e very stubborn. But I like a challenge.鈥
鈥淭hat sounds like could be a promise,鈥 she said.
鈥淚鈥檇 like it to be,鈥 he said.
鈥淎ll right. But now you have to go lie down,鈥 she said.
鈥淵ou will not be able to end every discussion by sending me to bed for much longer, Alya,鈥 he said, walking back towards the cottage.
鈥淭hen I鈥檒l revel in it for now,鈥 she replied.
While he slept, she washed her face and hands, daring to strip down to her small-clothes and scrubbed herself hurriedly. She鈥檇 said all she looked forward to was the work of the Little Palace鈥檚 kitchens, but she hadn鈥檛 mentioned her longing for a proper bath, even if all she had was a wooden tub and a few inches of cold water. The cottage had not been meant for longer term habitation, was clearly a refuge; it had served its purpose well but despite her concern that they鈥檇 leave too soon, she could sense their need to depart approaching. When he woke, his eyes were bright and he asked for something to eat 鈥渁nything at all鈥 before she had a chance to offer him the bowl of rice she鈥檇 prepared.
鈥淭ell me about the Little Palace,鈥 she said.
鈥淲hat do you want to know?鈥 he asked. 鈥淲here shall I begin?鈥
鈥淲here will I stay?鈥 she asked, thinking how far away will you be? 鈥淲ho will I meet?鈥 she went on, thinking who should I trust?
鈥淎s the Sun Summoner, you will occupy the Vezda suite, befitting your unique abilities and status,鈥 he said. 鈥淚t鈥檚 down the hallway from my own quarters, should you find you need anything from me.鈥
鈥淏ut there, you鈥檙e General Kirigan, the Darkling. I can鈥檛 just knock on your door whenever I feel like it,鈥 she said.
鈥淭hat鈥檚 right. You don鈥檛 have to knock. The door will always be open for you, Alina,鈥 he said.
鈥淎nd your guards will like that?鈥
鈥淭hey follow my orders,鈥 he said. 鈥淭hey don鈥檛 have to like anything.鈥
鈥淪till, you said people will think I鈥檓 a Shu spy. If I鈥檓 seen slipping into your rooms鈥斺
鈥淵ou are not a spy. You are the Sun Summoner. We will make sure everyone knows that and no one will think twice about our meetings,鈥 he said. Alina nodded though she did not entirely agree. He had been so powerful for so long, he might not fully imagine how those who answered to him would feel about someone like her. A nobody with no connections, nothing but her poorly understood light to justify her presence.
鈥淚 told you, you are not alone. I will be there at the Little Palace, but I won鈥檛 be the only person you can turn to,鈥 he said. 鈥淚 will make sure Genya Safin attends you and you may always depend on Ivan, my personal guard.鈥
鈥淭hat鈥檚 all?鈥 Alina asked. She had not made many close friends in the First Army, but there was a reliable camaraderie among the cartographers and any orphan of Keramzin was consider family once they left. And there was Mal. Even if she was not assigned to his unit or division, she had the chance to catch a glimpse of him or send a message.
鈥淵ou will make your own friends, Alya,鈥 Aleksander said. 鈥淛ust make sure they earn your trust. If they break it, there will be no second chance.鈥
鈥淵ou鈥檇 have them killed?鈥 Alina exclaimed, aghast.
鈥淲hat? No, of course not!鈥
鈥淏ut what did you mean鈥斺
鈥淭hey would be sent from the Little Palace as long as you are in residence. Places would be found for them in noble houses or on the frontiers. They would still be my Grisha, under my protection,鈥 he explained. 鈥淭hey would simply not be able to pose any threat to you. Ever again.鈥
鈥淚 imagine I鈥檒l be extremely popular once the word gets out,鈥 she said wryly.
鈥淚f anything, you will have to decide who truly merits your interest, your kindness. Your laughter,鈥 he said. 鈥淭o them, you are a being nearly divine, the Sun Summoner, the one who will unmake the Fold. Only some of them will be able to appreciate Alina and try to talk to her.鈥
鈥淵ou mentioned I will unmake the Fold. How exactly?鈥 He鈥檇 finished the bowl of rice and she slid the little tin of comfits towards him, watched the small smile on his lips as he ate a few of them.
鈥淭he Little Palace is a place of learning. You will have full access to the Library and lessons in combat, in Grisha lore and history, in philosophy and the Small Science. Summoning,鈥 he said.
鈥淵ou will teach me Summoning?鈥
鈥淭hat remains to be seen,鈥 he said.
鈥淏ut why?鈥 Alina asked. 鈥淲ho else could teach me?鈥
鈥淏aghra,鈥 Aleksander said, pausing, clearly caught up in a memory. 鈥淏ut I hesitate to send you to her alone. Her methods are her own, she is almost a relic of another age鈥斺
鈥淪he hits her students, doesn鈥檛 she?鈥 Alina said.
鈥淲ith a birch branch. But I would not let her hit you, Alina,鈥 he said. 鈥淚 will not.鈥
鈥淗ow else will I learn what I need to know?鈥 Alina said.
鈥淵ou and I will have to figure that out together,鈥 he said. 鈥淎nd quickly. The court must see what you can do, what no one else has ever been able to do.鈥
鈥淎nd then I鈥檒l unmake the Fold,鈥 she said.
鈥淎nd then, you鈥檒l decide. We鈥檒l decide,鈥 he said.
鈥淏ut why in the world wouldn鈥檛 I want to destroy the Fold? After everyone who has been killed, lost鈥斺
鈥淭hose people cannot be brought back. The question is whether the existence of the Fold prevents more deaths than it causes, what Ravka would be without it. Whether the solution is safe passage for the Grisha and their allies,鈥 he said.
鈥淗ow can I decide that?鈥 she asked.
鈥淒idn鈥檛 you tell me you read the Duke鈥檚 ethical treatises? We have many more in the Library. And I have a shatranj board,鈥 he said. 鈥淚 have found a game or two can bring tremendous clarity鈥"
鈥淧eople are not pawns,鈥 she said flatly.
鈥淏ut the child learns through play and the adult may do the same,鈥 he said, pushing the comfits back to her. 鈥淗ave a sweet. We needn鈥檛 resolve everything tonight, Alya. We鈥檒l have plenty of time once we鈥檙e safe in the Little Palace.鈥
鈥淚 don鈥檛 want to hurt anyone,鈥 she said. 鈥淚 don鈥檛 want anyone hurt because of me.鈥
鈥淚 know, solnyskha. But I also know you understand that when you make maps, there are places you cannot imagine before you find them and yet, you would not stop drawing, trying to find a safe way through for the people who are relying on you,鈥 he said, sounding tired, careworn, and impossibly tender. She took a comfit from the tin and let the sugar dissolve on her tongue, tasting what he wanted to take away bitterness. She thought of Alexei and the others who鈥檇 died, of Mal on the deck of the skiff and Aleksander after the last arrow had struck him, how he鈥檇 held her closer for just a moment before he killed the Fjerdans. She took a second comfit and bit down, feeling her light rise, like the water that quenched a terrible thirst.
鈥淟et鈥檚 save the rest for the journey to Os Alta,鈥 she said. 鈥淗ow long will it take?鈥
鈥淭wo days, maybe three,鈥 he said.
鈥淣ot so very far then,鈥 she said.
鈥淣ot very far鈥攁nd yet a world away,鈥 he said. 鈥淭omorrow?鈥
鈥淚f your fever doesn鈥檛 spike,鈥 she said. 鈥淚f you sleep easily tonight.鈥
鈥淚 expect I will,鈥 he said. 鈥淵ou will be there.鈥
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cto101214 hours ago
Let's say TGT books are adult and not controled by a purity police. Do you think Alina and Aleks(mainly witch s&b characterization) would have it in them to explore their physical attraction even when enemies? Stay emotionally detached? Or would that make them softer and more likely to be unable to hurt the other? Bring them closet, make Alina listen?
Enemies with Benefits! I like your thinking, anon. A canny romance writer would definitely introduce elements of hate sex into the dynamic, and it would be fantastic.
For a serious answer, it just depends on how much adult!TGT would retain the Darkling鈥檚 villainous retcon characterization instead of going the morally grey route. If he is truly morally grey, then the sex could represent an extension of that needed dialogue. Can the Darkling curb his extremism and can Alina understand the dire, centuries-old plight of the Grisha? Can they bargain for what each other need? They come together not only physically, but emotionally and ideologically. No doubt the adult!TGT would have something else uniting them, like the jurda parem or an extremism group and making them realize they ultimately share the same goal. Perhaps Alina would learn it鈥檚 a mistake to ally herself with the monarchy. Perhaps the Darkling would realize that a media via does exist, and you can bridge the gap between the otkazat鈥檚ya and Grisha. Sex would be their communication, their acknowledgement of each other鈥檚 point of view.
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lina-nothing5 hours ago
great idea 馃憦 let鈥檚 do it darklina stans
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orlissa6 hours ago
Chapters: 1/1 Fandom: Shadow and Bone (TV), The Grisha Trilogy - Leigh Bardugo Rating: General Audiences Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply Relationships: The Darkling | Aleksander Morozova/Alina Starkov Characters: The Darkling | Aleksander Morozova, Original Female Character(s) Additional Tags: Baby Fic, daddy!darkling, Fluff, with a bit of hurt/comfort, a late father's day tribute I guess Series: Part 2 of Terrible, Beautiful, Unsaid Things Summary:
There are whispers on the streets of Os Alta of Oprichniki coming in the dead of the night, breaking down doors, and dragging people away. Of whoever is taken by the Black General's private guard is never being seen again.
Of course, these are just that鈥攚hispers, rumors; Olga has never known, or even heard of, anyone really disappearing. Still, when two stern-faced, charcoal-clad soldiers knock on her door well after nightfall on a cold, November day, just when she had gotten all of her children to bed, insisting she come with them, dread still fills her.
When Olga Blinova is unexpectedly taken to the Little Palace in the dead of the night, she does not even suspect she is about to see a previously unknown side of the feared Black General.
An addendum/insert to Terrible, Beautiful, Unsaid Things
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ruminationsofaraven7 hours ago
For Darklina, 5 and 6 from the OTP ask game? Thank you so much, have a good week!
I'm having so much fun getting around to writing your prompts every goddamned day.
You have a great week too. 馃挄
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5. Who falls asleep while watching a movie?
6. Who falls asleep last, watching the other with a small affectionate smile?
Alina huddled closer to Aleksander, throwing her thighs over his. He flashed a dazzling smile at her and extended the blanket over the both of them.
She pulled out her hands from the cocoon to stuff her face with some buttered popcorn. And she threw one in the air, only for the Darkling to catch it with his mouth.
He massaged her soft flesh, nails slightly grazing at her sides, inadvertently, as he watched the movie.
She sighed with content and he grinned in the darkness, save for the light from the enormous flat-sceen T.V.
How did he get so lucky?
Alina buried her head in his chest and roped her hands around his shoulders.
The Darkling rocked her.
He brushed the hair from her temple and placed a tender kiss there. Reflexively, he held her tighter and watched her fall asleep.
Aleksander smiled at the sight before him. He felt his head dip back on the dark velvet sofa with fatigue.
Someone snuffed out the light.
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morozovas-legacy9 hours ago
I see this question going around a lot, especially under darkling/darklina posts. The darkling is evil and bad, how can you like him? Have we read the same books? Well here is a fact. No reader is like the other. Darklinas and/or darkling stans have read the same books as y'all (surprise!!!). But each reader is different than the other. Each reader has their own mind, where they interpreet the characters however THEY like it, while still being reasonable ofc. Each reader has their own opinions. Each reader has characters they like, ones they dislike, and ones they hate. Which is what brings sparkles to any fandom! The DIFFERENCE. The DIVERSITY in povs. The RESPECTFUL explanations and analyzises written about a certain character/relationship/event. And there is a big lack of that in the grishaverse fandom, and many other fandoms as well. Reading is literally about SUBJECTIVITY. Each reader is free to interpreet the characters, the plot, the relationships, the way they want. And the writer should respect that, btw. As long as they are aware it is fiction, and can seperate it from rl, there's really no need to worry. + the darkling IS a very interesting character. There is nothing wrong in analyzing his actions and trying to understand them (not justify, but understand why he does what he does), so STOP being mean to us just because we like a ship and a character that you don't.
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ambitious-witch10 hours ago
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For fuck's sake, read the tags.
Also I am pretty sure he loved a shit ton of people that weren't Alina and would have done it again if she hadn't, you know, murdered him.
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mattiasnina11 hours ago
The darkling: Alina what鈥檚 a four letter word for disappointment
Alina: try Aleksander
The darkling: *starts writing it*
The darkling: wait a minute-
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