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  • endless-grishaverse
    01.12.2021 - 2 hours ago

    The fact that the Darkling was afraid of darkness when he was a child makes me think about plot twist if Alina was allergic to the sun or even had porphyria

    #the darkling#grishaverse #the grisha trilogy #alina starkov #shadow and bone
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  • cynqell
    01.12.2021 - 3 hours ago

    {modern au}

    inej: hey kaz, wanna hit the gym later?

    kaz: i'll do it now. who's jim?

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  • lovclyjily
    01.12.2021 - 3 hours ago

    BEN SAID NIKOLAI HAS BEEN CASTED

    BEN SAID NIKOLAI HAS BEEN CASTED

    BEN SAID NIKOLAI HAS BEEN CASTED

    BEN SAID NIKOLAI HAS BEEN CASTED

    BEN SAID NIKOLAI HAS BEEN CASTED

    BEN SAID NIKOLAI HAS BEEN CASTED

    BEN SAID NIKOLAI HAS BEEN CASTED

    #BEN SAID NIKOLAI HAS BEEN CASTED #shadow and bone netflix #shadow and bone #alina starkov#kaz brekker#soc#ben barnes #six of crows #grishaverse#nikolai lantsov#zoya nazyalensky#inej ghafa#the darkling #the grisha series
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  • nightquills
    01.12.2021 - 4 hours ago

    back at it again with a moodboard for @lesbijans and cerebral! grab your box of tissues and dive into this amazing story! to tug at your heart strings, here's the summary:

    "Mama fell down," says his son's voice, small on the phone. Had put it on speaker initially, thinking it would be his usual babbling about dinosaurs. Or planes. Or space.
    Anything but this.
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  • kseniaallis
    01.12.2021 - 4 hours ago

    "Better terrible truths than kind lies."

    — Inej Ghafa.

    #shadow and bone #inej ghafa#kanej#kaz brekker #six of crows #crooked kingdom #shadow and bone trailer #shadow and bone netflix #darkling shadow and bone #the darkling #the darkling x alina #darklingedit #alina x aleksander #aleksander morozova#alina starkov#jesper fahey#helnik#nina zenik#matthias helvar#mal oretsev#so close#Youtube
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  • ketterdam-it
    01.12.2021 - 5 hours ago

    His Saint

    An angsty Kanej Oneshot
    Inspired by a post from @intrxpide13 where Kaz never truly got rid of the Queen’s Lady Plague.
    TW: Extreme Angst, Sores, Sickness, Death

    For six months Kaz has had a cough, the second half of it, he's been terribly ill, and now sores have begun to appear. On his hands, his legs, and face. Inej can't bring herself to look at him but a cough racks through his body and she forces herself. Saints, he's asleep but she can see the pain written plainly across his face.

    At first she hadn't noticed he was sick, but then his coughs turned to fits, his voice became far more gravely, and how? Inej doesn't know. She can't bear to see him like this, it shatters her heart past what she ever believed possible.

    Each and every bit kills Inej, she can feel Death around her, the Queen's Lady Plague had gone away long ago, but now, years later, the survivors have come down with something new, some variation of it. Only two have survived, only two out of the couple hundred that had made it through the original virus. The survivors have been the only ones to get it.

    She knows Kaz is strong, the strongest person she had ever met and will ever meet. But as she looks at him now, she can't help regard him as anything but a fragile boy, somewhere between life and death.

    His dark hair is a mess, greasy and damp with sweat, he's been fighting this for too long. Kaz had toughed it out as best he could, but a month ago his legs gave out. It was in the middle of a parley. Jesper helped him out of the place, trying to spare what was left of Kaz's pride. He hadn't left his bed since then, hardly sat up so that Inej could help him to wash his hair and face, trying to maintain some sort of hygiene.

    But he sleeps most days now, far too weak to sit up, hardly with enough strength to talk. Inej has seen it in his eyes, the fading will to fight. He's told her, though only in his sleep, that he wants only to rest, that he misses his Ma. Inej would do anything to see joy within his brown eyes once again.

    The last time he'd been awake, three days ago, he'd asked Inej something that won't stop playing over in her head, "Please Nej, let me rest." He'd begged her, it had been a sort of waking nightmare, Kaz Brekker would never beg.

    She carefully fixes his hair, he's far too gone to attempt a wash. She clings to her hope despite it all, she prays to her Saints most hours of the day, till she falls into a fitful sleep beside Kaz. She's hardly left since he became bed-ridden.

    Jesper's brought her meals, and on occasion demanded her to take a few moments to herself, promising to remain beside Kaz until she returns. The last time she'd left was three days ago and she can feel herself fading away, fading into another night of sleep, if it can even be called that. The nightmares beckon her and Death sleeps below her, having taken Kaz's place as the monster beneath beds.

    Death, it waits for Kaz, twelve years ago it had a taste and now it is hungry for more. It peers through the windows when Inej's prayers force it from the room and it sings to Kaz in the dead of night, lulling him closer to the end.

    ____

    Too suddenly it's morning, too suddenly there's a hand on Inej's shoulder, soft and weak, waking her. Kaz. She sits up slowly, "Good morning Kaz," She says with as much sunshine as she can put into her voice. He needs to know she believes in him.

    "Morning Nej," He barely utters the words before a cough shakes him throughout, leaving him gasping for air. His dark circles are a mixture of purple and green, Inej has never seen them so bad.

    "Are you alright?" He nods, swallowing. She knows this is hard for him.

    "Nej?" He asks, taking a large gulp of air before he continues, "Nej, I'd like to see everyone today, Jesper, Nina, Wylan, Hell, bring in Pim and Rotty and Anika," He manages a weak hint of a smile and Inej's heart breaks further, sending grief surging through her.

    "Of course Kaz." She reaches out her hand and Kaz slowly touches his to hers, closing his eyes once again.

    ____

    Everyone pretended things were normal and at this point Inej doesn't know if it was better or worse that way. They'd all seen the look in his eyes, in their own ways, they'd each said their goodbyes.

    Kaz had looked thoroughly exhausted but had somehow managed to seem cheery. Inej knows he wants them to remember the best bits of him, the wit and strength. Even now when he’s struggling, he wants them to remember him as the person he is, not what this plague has made him into.

    She doesn't know what to do with herself, Kaz has been asleep, Inej's only company, her thoughts and the creature that is Death, licking it's lips beneath her. She prays for strength, for both Kaz and herself. I don't know what to do, what do I do? She asks herself and she asks her Saints. It's the same question she'd asked when he first started showing symptoms, when he'd collapsed, and every night since.

    What are you meant to do when the person you love most is on the brink of Death, what do you do when all they want is to rest, and all you want is them to fight?

    She prays for mercy, she prays it will come swiftly, she prays it will come soon, no matter how much she can't imagine a day with him gone. She wants nothing more than to keep him here, she does not want Death to have him, this is too easy, he was meant to go out with a fight. But maybe he has fought? She knows he has and she hates that she knows, she hates that she can't bargain it, she hates that there is no one to hate, she hates that there is no one to fight, no one to blame.

    ____

    "Nej, I need you to do something for me," Kaz shudders, the words don't flow how they once did, they're choppy and slow, as if it takes all his strength to form each of them.

    "Anything.”

    He shakes his head and she can see the tears in his eyes, the way his breathing falters, how he struggles to inhale, what a foreign sight, "Let me rest."

    She knows what it means, she sees the conviction in his eyes, the last bit of fight, somewhere among the tears. His eyes, those of bitter tea, so familiar, search her own and she nods, she knows, she won't make him say it.

    "Sankt Petyr," The knife he'd given her, the first knife she'd ever owned, fitting isn't it?

    There is no leading up to it, no waiting for the right moment, she knows how much it took for him to ask her of this. Inej knows he wouldn't ask her unless he had to, she knows it must be terrible.

    Kaz smiles, not weakly, for a split second Inej is in Lij with him again, sitting beneath an apple tree on the edge of what used to be Kaz’s family farm. The sun shining above , laughter dancing around them.

    Kaz had bought it while Inej was on her first voyage, he’d fixed it up and it was their summer home. It was the best summer of her life, her days spent baking with Kaz, or tending to the chickens he’d gotten her, sunbathing in the grass. For a split second, she is there.

    She isn’t though, she’s in a dark room, it smells of sweat and sickness, of Death and of fear. She opens the window, breathing in the fresh air. Kaz breaths it in too, savoring the sun that dares to shine on such a day.

    Inej walks over to his bed again, swallowing down the tears that threaten to form, kneeling beside his bed, “You are the strongest person I have ever met Kaz Brekker.”

    “Ghafa,” She thinks he’s addressing her, but he continues, “I’d like to go by Kaz Ghafa,” He nods, almost to himself, “Marry me Inej.”

    There’s no stopping them, the tears well in her eyes and spill down her cheeks. Kaz lifts a shaking hand and brushes his fingertips against her skin, wiping away the salt.

    There is no sign of pain in his eyes, no frown upon his lips, only the look of a man thoroughly in love, she nods, sniffling, “Of course, Kaz.”

    She takes his hand and places it fully against her cheek, with a nod of approval from Kaz, she does the same. A minute later he pulls her closer, pressing his lips gently to her forehead, they’re dry and cracked but Inej knows every bit of love he has is in these gestures.

    “Hold me, please, when you do it Inej,” The tears are back, in both their eyes, running down Kaz’s face, onto Inej’s hands.

    Inej walks to his desk, hating to break apart from him, she knows it’s time. She can’t say goodbye, but she will. She picks up Sankt Petyr, gifted to her by Kaz all those years ago, her first means of protection.

    It’s a simple knife, silver and not too large, the weight is familiar in her hand. Inej sits beside Kaz and he carefully shifts to lay in her lap. Looking up at Inej, he runs a hand through her hair once, before clasping her left hand in his.

    She soaks in each and every detail of him, his sharp jaw, dark brown hair, his eyes of coffee, his pale trickster hands, his lips and eyelashes, his eyebrows and shoulders. She breathes in the familiar smell of him, and all she wants is to lie down and cry. Strength. For him.

    “I love you Kaz Ghafa,” She can’t breathe, she has to do this for Kaz, be strong for him.

    “I love you Inej Ghafa, you are mercy, you are my Saint,” He closes his eyes, this is the last time she will ever see them, she chokes back a sob.

    He squeezes her hand, one, two, three times and she drives the knife into his heart.

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  • hopskipaway
    01.12.2021 - 6 hours ago

    — and my plane will touch down on the day after tomorrow

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  • grishakenna
    01.12.2021 - 8 hours ago

    ruin and rising spoilers ⬇️

    I know someday I'm gonna meet her It's a fever dream The kind of radiance you only Have at seventeen, she'll know the way And then she'll say she got the map from me I'll say I'm happy for her Then I'll cry myself to sleep

    - nothing new lyrics by taylor swift and phoebe bridgers

    i’d like to think mal relates to this part because of the map part in the lyrics. like he is leading the way to the amplifiers even though he knows he can’t be with her and that’s all he can give

    i also like to think alina relates to this because of how she lost her powers around this age and is looking back at memories

    ok i hope y’all have a good night 😍😍

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  • nooowestayandgetcaught
    01.12.2021 - 10 hours ago

    Blessed With A Kiss

    read on AO3

    ~1k, Inej Ghafa/Alina Starkov, No Rating, Post-Canon AU
    Summary: Inej returns to Ketterdam, unable to say no to Alina about traveling together. Within days, the Menagerie burns.
    #shadow and bone #alina starkov#inej ghafa#femslash#sab #shadow and bone netflix #alina x inej #inej x alina #netflix shadow and bone #the grisha trilogy
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  • riichardpapen
    01.12.2021 - 10 hours ago

    @wizardingworldonline​ event 10 | crossovers

    "i am the sun summoner. it goes dark when i say it does." / "don't feel bad, I'm usually about to die." / "if we burn, you burn with us."

    the chosen ones.

    #wizardingworldonline #ch: alina starkov #ch: percy jackson #ch: katniss everdeen #t: graphic#useraish#usermarcy#tuserchloe
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  • likeagain
    30.11.2021 - 12 hours ago
    #alina starkov | answers. #riley's off scaring themselves | queue.
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  • ztfangirl
    30.11.2021 - 12 hours ago

    The darkling is the most powerful and dangerous grisha ever.

    Meanwhile, the darkling:

    🥺

    This man and his adorable puppy eyes need to be stopped!

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  • sanktastarless
    30.11.2021 - 14 hours ago

    (Art cr: melioera)

    #darklina #okay actually I prefer the book version of them bUt I love show darklina nearly as much #aleksander morozova#alina starkov #shadow and bone #the darkling
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  • tatjanaxyx
    30.11.2021 - 14 hours ago

    Jessie mei li: I can just be me, I'm just a person and I want to be treated like a person

    -Jessie about their gender identity at comiccon Stuttgart 21

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  • helpicantstopreading
    30.11.2021 - 14 hours ago

    Mal: How's the sexiest person here~?

    Alina: I don't know, how is he~?

    Mal, flustered: I-

    Nikolai, from across the room: I'm doing great, thanks!

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  • malewife-darkling
    30.11.2021 - 15 hours ago

    Dark CEO Aleksander would hire Alina as his assistant and then after seducing her, he would fire her and become her sugar daddy bc its just a terrible imbalance of power if he were to sleep with his employee, and isn’t this just so much more ethical, Alina? he says 

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  • tinderbox210
    30.11.2021 - 18 hours ago
    #shadow and bone #darklina#alina starkov#the darkling#darklinaedit#shadowandboneedit#my edit#last one #i don't even know what this was supposed to be about
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  • readingabookmostofthetimes
    30.11.2021 - 18 hours ago

    Why is Stormhund betraying Alina? It makes no sense

    And why was he kidnapping Alina from the Darkling. When they work for the same people

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  • phosphenes-in-night
    30.11.2021 - 18 hours ago

    Ok I was thinking about this and its been on my mind nonstop bc its just such clownery

    The whole plot of SaB started with Alina being the sun summoner… but like not only did this change NOTHING it made things worse.

    Imagine if Alina wasn’t discovered

    She would’ve married Mal (because the always loved each other right?!🙄) and they would’ve probably taken over the orphanage. ✨And since she didn’t have her powers homeboy wouldn’t have felt insecure about his gf being more powerful than him✨ boyfriend goals❤️🤌🏻🤡

    The Ravkan king would’ve died anyways bc of Genya.

    The whole thing with the Darkling expanding the fold (which i still agree was the right move. This is a war people. You can’t fix it by just asking other countries to stop killing Grisha😑) wouldn’t have happened and Ravka wouldn’t be destroyed and divided bc of the battle between Alina and him. And Aleks wouldn’t have lost his brain cells having to deal with a group of teens who were trying to kill him bc he was saving their kind

    Nikolai would’ve definitely revealed his identity after his fathers death and Vasily’s incompetent ass wouldn’t have stayed on the throne for long. Both the Darkling and Nikolai would’ve prevented it.

    And people still would’ve murdered Grisha just like how they were doing so at the end of the trilogy 🙃

    Sis what was the point?!!!!🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡

    But thank you Leigh, because of this we got to see Mr. Ben fucking Barnes playing our sexy villain 😘and also laughed as Netflix clowned itself again and again trying to shove Malina down our throats by showing the same meadow scene 10 times😂🤚🏻

    #darklina#the darkling #anti leigh bardugo #anti shadow and bone #aleksander morovoza#ben barnes #shadow and bone #alarkling#clownverse#anti malina#anti mal #anti alina starkov #anti this whole fucking bullshit #let aleks rest in peace my man is tired #baghra ia the leader of the clowns #alina didn’t lose any brain cells bc she had none to begin with #can leigh leave nikolai and aleks ALONE #i saw a grisha related post and got this wave of anger so yall have to deal😬 #I AM TAKING NIKOLAI AND ALEKS OUT OF LEIGHS HANDS
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  • sanktastarless
    30.11.2021 - 1 day ago

    Me, everytime I think about how much better tgt could’ve been if alina went absolutely feral:

    #sab ending #cHAPEL SCENE CHAPEL SCENE!! #siege and storm #does that plot have zero plot?? yes!! Do I still love it bc dark!alina hints??yes!! #shadow and bone #alina starkov #alina starkov deserved better #darklina
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