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  • dark-hopeless-romantic
    18.09.2021 - 5 hours ago

    Crooked Kingdom Quotes I Love:

    We meet fear. We greet the unexpected visitor and listen to what he has to tell us. When fear arrives, something is about to happen.

    What you want and what the world needs are not always in accord, Kaz.

    Fear is a phoenix. You can watch it burn a thousand times and it will return.

    If you couldn't beat the odds, you changed the game.

    And that was what destroyed you in the end: the longing for something you could never have.

    But what about the rest of us? What about the nobodies and the nothings, the invisible girls? We learn to hold our heads as if we wear crowns. We learn to wring magic from the ordinary. (to all the girls who feel they are ordinary- you matter, you are powerful and you are loved❤)

    When the world owed you nothing, you demanded something of it anyway.

    I would have come for you. And if I couldn't walk, I'd crawl to you, and no matter how broken we were, we'd fight our way out together-knives drawn, pistols blazing. Because that's what we do. We never stop fighting. (kanej😍😍😍)

    You’re better than waffles, Matthias Helvar.

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  • ketterdam-it
    17.09.2021 - 10 hours ago

    No Death Here Yet. Part Three

    Death had not reached Kaz Brekker that night. But it had been close. Death wanted him, it watched him hungrily through the window as the Healer mended him, it slept under his bed that night, and stained the corners of his room. Death had caught a whiff of Kaz and it didn’t want to let him go. 


    The relief was immeasurable, but the sense of unease was what Inej couldn’t shake. Kaz would make it, her Saints had protected him. Though somewhere, deep inside her or from the heavens above, she knew that something wasn't right. 

    She knew she shouldn’t, but she pushed the feeling to the back of her mind. Kaz will make it, everything else they could get through together. Together. 

    Everyone had left a few hours prior, to sleep, or gamble away their worry: Inej had not. She had sat beside where he laid on his bead. Occasionally smoothing his hair or whispering to him the few things she wouldn’t say if he could hear her. If he weren't to make it, she wanted some part of him to know these things.

    Inej couldn’t get the image of Kaz, bloodied, beaten, and nearly dead out of her mind. It didn’t help that he still looked fragile laying in his bed, asleep, healing.Her mind was torn  between pain and rage. Pain for the boy she loved, rage for who had done this to him. Pain wasn’t what she needed so she focused on the rage. Rage was what she needed, it would get her through this, it would get revenge for Kaz, it would soothe the pain. He had taught her that.

    She thought of going out tonight, to gather what information she could. But Kaz’s voice played in her head. “Stay. Stay in Ketterdam. Stay with me.” So she stayed at his side, all night, through the morning, noon, and as the sun began to set once again. 

    The rage pulsed through her veins, red hot and ready for vengeance. It filled the room, and emanated, running wild in her mind, spreading through the streets of Ketterdam like the plague. “Not yet she told it.” Today the Wraith would not council mercy.


    Nina had taken Inej food throughout the day since she refused to leave Kaz’s side. She knew she would do the same. She did the best she could to comfort her friend, but something was pulling at the corners of her mind, dissolving the hope that had began to grow after the Healer said he’d make it. In its place, something terrifying had begun to fester.

    Nina had told the truth that night, there was no death there yet, but it called to Kaz through the window. Seeking to dig its teeth into him, to drag him away to reapers barge. To take him into the cold waters of the harbor; Where it seemed both Kaz and Death had been born. She knew it, and she knew Inej felt it. 

    Nina had done her best to will it away that night, and she had kept it at bay. But she knew the truth, she could feel it. Death was coming for Kaz Brekker. She almost felt bad for whoever had started this war. She had seen the rage in Inej’s eyes that morning, she would not let them live, regardless of her Suli Saints. Nina didn’t blame her. They had started a fight Nina doubted they would survive. knew Death, and whoever was after Kaz Brekker was in for one hell of a ride. 

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  • helniklover97
    17.09.2021 - 11 hours ago

    Random person: which expectations do you have about men?

    Me: Mah… Matthias Helvar chose to betray his country, his old mentor, brothers in arms, to completely revise his religion, to pass on the part of the enemies and of the country that he hated for the woman that he loved.

    Expectations too much high?

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  • justdaphne
    17.09.2021 - 17 hours ago

    Come back home, Wraith

    Tw: deathtrope, pain | SOC duology spoilers!

    Thank you so much to @emmaannaelisabeth for contributing your ideas into this ( that one conversation we had lol ) and also this was inspired by the song Surrender by Natalie Taylor

    He was still standing there, before sunrise, at Berth 22. He heard whispers from each and every corner of Ketterdam that made his spine shrill. ‘’Have you heard? The Wraith’s ship is gone.’’.

    Yet Kaz still visits the harbour every morning, hoping for her return.

    It was impossible to imagine that Inej was gone. She would’ve found a way out.

    The other dregs told him that it was no point, that she was gone forever but still, Kaz was in denial. He could still hear the silence loudly. Well, that was what he kept telling himself. His friends have been trying to be strong for him, especially Jesper. But Nina could hear the dead whispering in her ears. She could hear Inej, the guilt Inej held.

    ‘’I should’ve stayed. I shouldn’t have drifted away.’’

    ‘’You listened to your heart, Inej. You chased your dreams, you saved lives.’’

    Kaz was still at the harbor. Head down, hat off. His bare hands were resting on the crow’s head of his cane when Jesper found him. He needn’t have to announce his presence. Jesper stood next to Kaz, looking far out at sea, both of them in silence. ‘’Kaz,’’ Jesper said suddenly, his voice softened, ‘’you think she’s still out there?’’

    ‘’I know she’s still out there.’’ But that was not true. Kaz Brekker has lost all hope that his Wraith would come back home to him. He never heard silence so silent before. He just needed his crew to think he was brave, stubborn and still in denial.

    ‘’Well then, I believe you.’’ Jesper lied. He knew damn well that Nina could hear the dead but he just needed to be strong for Kaz, his brother. Kaz had been acting as if nothing had happened but he felt empty deep inside, and Jesper knew it. They were both standing there once again in silence.

    I needed you to stay, Inej. But I let you drift away.

    Jesper sighed, lowering his head and walked away quietly, leaving Kaz there alone.

    Memories filled his mind. He remembered the time on their way back to Ketterdam from the Ice court when he had asked her to stay. He clearly recalled what happened then. I will have you without armour, Kaz Brekker, or I will not have you at all.

    My love, where are you?

    His thoughts brought him to the time in the hotel bathroom where he bandaged her, after a knife-battle with Dunyasha. His lips gently brushed the soft spot on her neck. How he wished he could do that once again, just once. He remembered how he clutched her tightly as she was bleeding all over his shirt as they were about to leave for the Ice-court heist. How he said she was nothing more than an investment to him. Foolish, foolish, foolish

    Kaz looked down, a tear escaped from his left eye. He couldn’t help it. His Wraith was actually gone.

    She’s not coming back. He shivered at the thought of that. Why was love always taken away from him? He was still mourning Jordie and now he had to mourn Inej, the love of his life. Another one lost to the waters. How was he going to resume life with the emptiness inside of him?

    The sun was about to rise and he needed to leave before people saw him at his lowest, most vulnerable moment. He needed to put on a brave face again, letting people believe that he truly had no emotions, letting them be frightened of his ruthlessness. For the people of Ketterdam, he was the monster under every bed as one slept in. They knew him as the coldest, ruthless criminal without a heart. They believed he didn’t need a reason. But as far as he knew, t’was only Inej that knew what he truly was. Only she knew his secrets, not using it against him for her own benefits. But Inej was gone, gone to the sea, forever lost.

    “Whenever you’re ready ‘Nej,’’ he whispered, ‘’whenever you’re ready... Come back home. Please?’’

    It was suddenly windy, which doesn’t happen often in Ketterdam as the sun rises. He felt his face openly exposed to the breeze.

    Keep her safe for me, Jordie.

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  • lilisouless
    17.09.2021 - 17 hours ago

    How to turn your crush into your own simp?

    A guide by grishaverse characters :

    "Just look cool (an axe helps) and tell her she is pretty"

    "Tell them they are better than waffles (and show some skin, don't be a prude).Also reciting poetry about their lips can work as an alternative"

    "Let him know that he is a king and he owns the place, except for you, you are the queen"

    "Traumatize his sworn enemies, he may return the favor"

    "Not just girls,it works ,trust me"

    "Be cold and resilent, like steel, guys love metal metaphors"

    "Have a stupid face? i honestly don't know how i did it"


    "Don't ask us, we are the simps in the relationship"

    "We gladly acepted our honor as ethernal simps"


    #hope everyone understands the color coding #grishaverse#grishaverse ships #tamar kir bataar #nina zenik#zoya nazyalensky#inej ghafa#jesper fahey#genya safin #wylan van eck #david kostyk#nikolai lantsov#kaz brekker#matthias helvar#tamadia#helnik#hannina#kanej#zoyalai#wesper#safyk #tamar x nadia #nina x matthias #nina x hanne #zoya x nikolai #jesper x wylan #inej x kaz #david x genya
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  • justdaphne
    17.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    So a while ago I told my cousin to watch Shadow and bone and turns out she did. BEFORE ME. Yea she didn’t wait for me whatever. BUT when I asked her abt the crows she straight up was like who? AND I WAS LIKE EXCUSE ME? so I showed her a picture of the crows and she was like “oh. So I skipped all those scenes with them” AND I WAS LIKE EXCUSE ME? WHO- WHAT HOW WHY. so as any sensible person who cares for their cousin, i forced her to rewatch the whole 8 episodes. (Tbh it makes sense if u haven’t read the books coz it’s abt shadow and bone and that’s whyyy our beloved crows need their own spin off show rn) *her favorite is still mal tho, not saying mal is a bad character show mal was mwah brilliant but favorite is a strong word lol esp when there’s mr brekker, mr fahey and ms ghafa*.

    In conclusion: Six of crows need their own show rn

    Thank you for reading my rant. xoxo

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  • justdaphne
    17.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    When someone ik that I demanded asked them to read the grishaverse says that the sentence that opens Matthias’ first pov in six of crows is their favorite AND THEY ONLY JUST STARTED READING SIX OF CROWS AND NOT-

    Idk what to do. I’ll give them the stare maybe. I honestly feel bad

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  • cressjacquine
    17.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    ah yes the, this guys is cool as ice until he has to talk to her, trope

    #part 2#so again#kanej#jurdan#helnik#zoyalai#warnette#ships#yalit#tropes#yatropes #these violent delights #six of crows #king of scars #folk of the air #nessian #oh and adrienette but its the other way around #poor mari #what a simp #otp
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  • tearview
    17.09.2021 - 1 day ago


    #i just figured out why i long to be held while i sleep… it’s all fucking peeta mellark’s fault huh #anyway i finished catching fire and i am not ready to suffer through mockingjay #so little peeta appearances and then most of them are hostile 😔 i don’t think i’ve ever suffered so much with a ship except maybe helnik 🤭 #anyway it’s 3 am i should be asleep
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  • davidk0styk
    17.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    “Matthias was dreaming again. Dreaming of her.” 

    - Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo

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  • phantomofhogwarts
    17.09.2021 - 1 day ago
    “Matthias was dreaming again. Dreaming of her.”  Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo
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  • thebadgerclan
    16.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    Thinking Of Her

    Pairing: Matthias Helvar x Nina Zenik

    Summary: Matthias was thinking again, thinking of her...

    A/N: I made up Nina’s middle name, but Benedik is Matthias’ real middle name (pardon me while I faint)

    Matthias wasn’t sure what it would be like when he rejoined Djel, but this was certainly better than any afterlife he could be blessed with.  Nina Zenik, his little red bird, sleeping soundly curled in his arms; her head on his chest, his arms snug around her, one hand dragging up and down her back gently.  Matthias’ heart felt like it might burst with the love he felt for the woman in his lap, and he willed it to slow, lest it wake his Nina.

    She shifted in his arms, humming in her sleep, and Matthis shushed her.  “Shhh, my sweet.  I am here, darling.”  Nina settled, soft snores leaving her mouth.  Matthias smiled softly, resting his head back on his pillows.  There was nothing in the entire world that could make him as happy as Nina Zenik did.  She was everything to him, second in his heart only to Djel.  And Djel had been so kind to gift him with his little bird, bringing joy and happiness to his life that he never thought possible.

    His Nina, his sweet, darling, witty, funny, beautiful Nina.  Djel, he loved her so much it hurt.  His chest felt like it might cave in, his love for Nina was so deep.  Matthias was a flawed man; he’d been a hunter of her people, he’d hunted her too.  But despite that, she loved him.  He had reformed, seen the error of his ways, and she loved him.  Despite his past, she was his, and he thanked Djel for that every single day.

    Matthias was so lost in thought that he didn’t notice that Nina was awake.  She shifted so she could look at him, his face beautiful in the moonlight, stubble on his chin, blond hair mussed from sleep.  His blue eyes open, gazing at the ceiling.  Nina had felt it when his heart began racing, and she knew what his thoughts were of.  Matthias’ heart only beat like it was now when he was thinking of her, and she couldn’t help but grin to herself. He smiled, and Nina propped herself up on an elbow.  “Darling,” Matthias said, propping himself up as well.  “How long have you been awake?”  “Not long,” she said, cupping his cheek tenderly.  “What are you doing awake?”  Matthias smiled, leaning to kiss her sweetly.  “Thinking about how much I love you,” he answered, a hand resting on the back of his neck.  Nina smiled, and she pressed her lips to Matthias’ again.

    “I love you too, sweetheart.”  “I love you so much, my Nina, it feels like my heart may burst for it.”  Nina blushed, invisible in the low light, but Matthias felt her skin warm beneath his palm.  “To hold you close is to be next to the heavens, and Djel is jealous for he does not have the same treasure as I.”  Nina giggled, the sound pure sunlight, warming Matthias’ very being.  “Careful, love,” Nina teased.  “That’s nearly blasphemous.”

    “No, it is simple truth,” Matthias refuted, stroking her chocolate locks, which were tangled from sleep.  “Djel does not have a beautiful woman to call his own, he does not have a lovely girl to hold in his arms every single day.  And I do, I have you, my sweet Nina.”  She leaned into his touch, and Matthias pressed a lingering kiss to her forehead.  “I love you, Matthias Benedik Helvar,” she said, feeling his heart skip a beat at her words.  “I love you so much.”  Matthias kissed her once more before easing her to lie back on his chest.  “And I love you, Nina Kathrine Zenik.  More than you could ever possibly know.”

    #helnik #matthias helvar x nina zenik #shadow and bone fanfiction #matthias x nina
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  • grishaverse-incorrectquotes
    16.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    Nina: Quick, take my hand!

    Matthias: *grabs her hand* Now what?

    Nina: Nothing. I just wanted to hold hands.

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  • bitchthefuck1
    16.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    Crooked Kingdom: a summary

    Van Eck art from @bucumber

    #is this not how it went? #i spent way too much time making this yall #six of crows #soc#crooked kingdom#kaz brekker #jan van eck #kanej#wesper#helnik
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  • thespektorspectator
    16.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    Okay so the crows ships as Taylor Swift songs here we go:

    Helnik: Treacherous

    Kanej: Renegade

    Wesper: Lover

    #I’m right and you know it #no I will not be taking comments at this time #soc#kaz brekker#inej ghafa#jesper fahey #wylan van sunshine #nina zenik#mathias helvar#helnik#kanej#wesper
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  • jordiethepoolfloatie
    16.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    and since i was talking about Inej and colors in my last post, all of the crows have “assigned colors”

    so much so that i could literally show you a picture of six colorful blocks and you’d be able to tell it’s the crows.

    to demonstrate:

    Ladies and Gentlefolk, 6 of the most dangerous criminals in Ketterdam

    told you

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  • mszenik
    16.09.2021 - 1 day ago

    Helnik // Boxer & Coach AU

    #helnik#nina zenik #matthias x nina #grishaverse#matthias helvar #nina x matthias #six of crows #shadow and bone #helnikedit#helnik au#helnik aesthetic#helnik edit#sixofcrowsedit #six of crows au #six of crows aesthetic #six of crows edit #shadowandboneedit #shadow and bone aesthetic #shadow and bone edit #shadow and bone au #danielle galligan#calahan skogman
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