Skydiving instructor: we're not letting you leave this plane without a parachute
Jesper, wearing a hat with a little propeller on top: just trust me ok
Skydiving instructor: we're not letting you leave this plane without a parachute
Jesper, wearing a hat with a little propeller on top: just trust me ok
Just a quick thank you to all the love on these!
Nikolai would be a brand ambassador for Prada or Dior
Zoya would def be on the cover of Vogue, Elle AND W! At some point
Zoya & Nikolai would def be invited to The Met Gala & would be the stand-out guests of the night bc of their outfits
In a strange way I also think Kaz would get invited cause of his relative status in Ketterdam
By the end of the night there's shitloads of missing jewellery though
Nina would routinely get her brows & eyelashes done
Jesper would somehow steal Kaz's phoeand make the ringtone for his contact 'Don't Cha' by The Pussycat Dolls (ya know, don't ya wish ur gf was hot like me)
All of the crows would have their pronouns in their bios (Inej would have done Kaz's and Nina, Matthias')
Nina owns the Lirika Matoshi strawberry dress
Matthias wears turtlenecks all year round
Wylan would secretly be a master at fortnite
Kaz would drive an all black Mercedes (e.g. Black rims, tinted windows)
Nikolai would drive a red Porsche (obnoxiously rev the engine at traffic lights)
Matthias would probably drive a jeep
He would also be amazing at snowboarding & skiing
Inej would be good at skiing as well cause of how light she is
Jesper (before he meets Wylan) would have a tinder and instead of the classic white boy fish pose, it would be with his pistols instead of a fish
Wylan would have tumblr
Nina and Jesper would go on omegle together and speak to random people
Kaz would hate it at first but then he'd start using it to his advantage to gather tabs on people
Like he'd get Wylan to hack the 'random' algorithm and make it so Nina & Jes only spoke to wealthy people or wealthy people's family/families
i wonder if when the crows do their “scheming face?” “definitely” when kaz is thinking up a plan he ever just goes “you know i can hear you right?” I just think it would be really funny
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.
If you want to know what I’m working on: currently in the process of writing a fic where Kaz attempts to stage a “there’s only one bed” situation with Inej on the way to the Fete and it goes Horribly Wrong
kaz: “i maintain that you’re not an asshole if you’re right”
inej: “like maybe we are bitches but like we get results”
jesper: “like i'll take whatever downhill slide i've been on since high school morally, at least i've gotten hotter”
wylan: “occasionally i wonder are we bad people and then i decide that no, we’re just cool people“
nina: “except is it really self aggrandizing if i am that grand”
matthias: “our dickishness is self aware”
kuwei: “i will happily light myself on fire for that”
I want to see wholesome content but twitter is allways "Inej dying in Kaz´s arms" "Jesper will bury Wylan" "remember Matthias...
So, if i´ll see those sad stuff every day, i´ll do the same to you, i can be extremely cruel too.
Let´s do this:
-Little did the crows know that Jan Van Eck three years ago had managed to but this way out of prision, he promised some people that if they help him get back his fortune, he´ll reward them.
-He also managed to get his hands on jurda parem, not a lot but is okay, he only needs a portion enought one grisha a fabrikator. He reunites information about his son´s parter: the best sharpshooter in all Ketterdam,perfect aim, almost like he can control the bullets
-Now he knows, old criminal mastermind Pekka Rollins is out of the country ,Heleen Van Houten has lost her bussiness,her only belonging are jewelry she doesn't want to let go, is all she has of her old glory days.Also, they both fear the Wraith and The bastard of the barrel
-Van Eck get´s with both of them,they can get their glory back if they destroy Brekker,Captain Ghafa and their allies
-Heleen,reclutantly, gives away her jelwery in order to have enought money to get some men on their side.Pekka Rollins has found another assasin, one on the same level as Dunyasha.
-Said assasin sneaks on Kaz´s room and finds a letter ,is from the Wraith ,she is coming in three weeks.
-Kaz Brekker was the best man on the Fahey-Van Eck wedding, sometimes he disapears and some of the servants have asure to see someone similar to him entering and coming out now and then.
-The assasin ,after waiting the days, spies on the van eck mansion and sends a signal: Kaz Brekker and Inej Ghafa are there, having dinner with the house owners.
-A big number of men surround the Van Eck mansion and star shooting by the windows, they even get into the secret tunnel Kaz had as an emergency exit
-As soon as the crows realize it,Wylan yells Inej to put Marya on a safe place
-Inej and Marya disapear while Jesper takes down most of the men attaking them and Kaz takes Wylan to the room where he hides the explosive supplies.Inej makes Marya climb down a window and prays for her to scape all this.
-Wylan has an emergency bomb prepared in situations like this,but they explote inmediately, he needs Jesper to shoot them so they can be set off without burning them too.
-But aparently there is no need for that,Jesper has taken down all the men attaking them
"Is this all they got?"
-Then the fabrikator gets in action . Not only they are on Jurda Parem, they also can shoot and control them just like Jesper
-And to make things worse, there is enought metal in the mansion for them to have the upperhand , the dregs stand no chance.
-Jesper locks the door so no one else get´s in the way
-Both the fabrikator and him, shoot at each other, dodging and controling the direction of the bullets.Soon , the lost ones float around them and collapse
-The fabrikator falls , screaming in agony for all the holes made on his lower half,Jesper puts himself up and unlocks the door , yelling at Wylan.
-The merchling follows his voice and finds him across the room .Jesper sports a confident smile and posture
-Wylan smiles back ,almost tearing up in relief. Jesper closes his eyes because that´s the last thing he wants to see before Wylan´s grin fades in realization of all the bullets on his body, chest,back, and a fatal one in his neck.That one helps him go away before he can hear Wylan´s desesperate screams for help after he collapses. His hands are craddling his face , begging him to get up and open his eyes.But Jesper only has the strength to raise his hand and touch Wylan´s hair one last time.
-"I am going to kill him"
-"He is probably dead already,Inej"
-"I was not asking"
-Inej disapears from the hallway,ignoring Kaz´s voice
-Wylan is holding Jesper , he is trembling like crazy.The bombs are still on the floor, they are very delicate on the touch, he has to be careful
"We have to go,leave him here,he is dead weight"
-He doesn't mean it, Wylan knows he doesn't .But Kaz knows Jesper would rather Inej and Wylan to get there alive, maybe they could recover the body later
-Wylan sudenly goes incredibly quiet and lifts Jesper ,holding his hips
"He comes too" his voice to cold than Kaz realizes it´ll be quicker not to argue with him and keep going.Wylan was going to leave the house while he gets Inej back, she realizes Kaz was right: the fabrikator was dead,Jesper had aimed for the head
-The door falls apart, another Grisha, no kefta.This one is a heartrender, not on Jurda Parem, no this is just a deserter from the second army that was promised sweet krudge.
-Inej doesn't give them time to try a move and trows her knife at their right hand.
"Inej, get down!"
-She hears Kaz´s voice and get´s on the floor , a knife almost hits her head .The assasin was waiting for her
-Now there are two people getting at Inej and all Wylan and Kaz can do is hidding behind a desk.Waiting to see if the heartrender didn't noticed them.
-The heartrender was trying to get at Inej but she was too fast and is hard to not aim at the assasin when they changed positions too quickly
-Inej takes out of the window and the assasin follows her , climbing their way up to the roof.
-The heartrender then notices some heartbeats, breathing, there are more people in the room.
-Kaz tries to scheme a plan, to think quikly, but he can't with Jesper laying right at his side and without thinking about Inej,if she will make it alive as always
-He tries to pull Wylan quietly so they can leave but they are heard
-The heartrender reaches to them, Kaz is clearly the most dangerous so he´ll take him first
-Kaz´s heart is stopping, loosing his breathing.But that stupid Wylan doesn't run away, he just stares at Kaz, then the window Inej just jumped out and later Jesper.He is still holding the bombs and looks at Kaz again, how his veins are starting to show.He barely can yell at Wylan to get out of there
-Wylan wanted to hold Jesper´s hand, his face to be his last memory , but he can't have it.Colm is burying his son in one piece.
-Wylan runs towards the heartrender ,who releases Kaz to take him ,but Wylan has already trown the bombs to the floor.
-Kaz can't scream, he wants to but he is still to suffocated that all it comes out of his mouth is a breath that resembles a "no"
-He was too distant from the heartrender to be affected by the explosion, but his eyes hurt at the white gleam,he is covered in blood and there is no sign of the grisha or Wylan beyond blood , some clothing and flesh Kaz doesn't want to notice.
-He stares at the spot , the hole in the ground, for a long while.He has already recovered his breathing.He crawls to Jesper and buries his head in his chest, holding him like the held Jordie that day
-Inej has to reconize, her opponent has been trained well, too well, no one has been able to get on hit on the other.She is not up to games, they had taken Jesper, she will not have compassion this time
-The asssasin makes her take steps back, dangerously close to the edge
"Please , left Kaz and Wylan be safe"
-She may not come out of this alive but at least her companions will, that wouldn't be a bad way to die
-She prepares herself for the next stroke but the assasin´s calves are hit by a cane and they fell to the ground.
-Kaz had climbed , his bad leg trembling, he coul barely stand up now,crawling was his only choice
-The assasin trows a knife at his shoulder, not letal but makes him backdown
-This was not Kaz Brekker, there is no scheming face, his sight was damaged, all of him covered in blood and acting only in impulse.There was no plan, he only was trying to keep her alive.
-They just kick Kaz so he would fell of the roof and leave him holding at the edge,Inej then stabs them in the back and runs to grab Kaz´s hand, he is too heave but she can pull him up.There is no other choice, the fall could be deadly
-But the assasin stands up and is coming to Inej, both her hands are bussy holding Kaz
-Something crosses his face, it seems like scheming again but is diferent this time.The assasin is aiming to her neck
"No ,Kaz..no, listen to me, i can do this , i can do both!"
-Kaz trust her, more than anyone, but won't take the risk
-Kaz has let go of her hands, letting her free to dodge the knife
-She doesn't see him falling, she can't , all she can do is focus on her opponent, in a twist of her body they both go at each other.They get her ribs , but Inej knew this and allowed it as it left her free way to their heart
-And know is so easy just to push them of the edge
-She doesn't cure her wound yet, doesn't even take off the knife to avoid a bleeding
-She get´s into the mannor again, there is a room covered in blood , a big whole in the ground and Jesper laying down a few metters from there
-She wants to get to Kaz first , but she can't just get out without Jesper, so she takes him out with her
-Finally finds Kaz outside, surrounded by blood, he doesn't move.He can't feel anything, not even Inej holding his hand.
-Lays Jesper besides him and takes Kaz in her arms
-All his bones feel shaterred, she needs a healer right now.Maybe...
"he is gone, don't try to find him"
-She thinks maybe he ran off, but denial doesn't suit her, she quickly understands the hole in the room , the kaboom she heard earlier.Tears finally begin to pour on her eyes
"This was my favorite jacket"
"And know is ruined with all this blood"
-Inej snorts against her own will, she can't help it
-That was not the laught, but it was good enought.
-Inej kisses his hand before Kaz´s breathing stops and she closes his eyes.
-She reaches for Jesper, both of their heads resting on her lap,she screams and cries beyond her self control, She doesn't care who could hear her, the only thing that matter right now are her fingers stroking Kaz and Jesper´s hair, on each hand.
-After she stops crying and takes off the knife to cure her wound, she looks at her skin and realizes that the knife was poisoned
-She can't find a healer that could help her.Her days are counted
-First day, she hides Kaz and Jesper on a thomb.Wylan´s funeral is quick, .Inej stays by Marya´s side the whole night.All she ask for is to keep Wylan´s flute,the new one of metal that Jesper made for him on his birthday
-Next day ,she sails to Noyi Zem ,holding Jesper´s cold hand.The flute resting on his chest along with his guns, and she dressed him in his most extravagant and attention calling suit.
-Convices Colm to have his casket open.They bury him right next to Aditi in that three
-Back in Ketterdam, she doesn't really feel good about it.He can't feel it,but stills press a kiss on Kaz´s head before closing the thomb and anouncing his demise to the dregs.
-Next day she finds Van Eck, who didn't count with his old mansion blowing up but he doesn't have to worry about it with a knife burried in his head
-Pekka Rollins ,in consideration of his child,is not so gruesome, his heart gave up pretty quickly
-Tante Heleen doesn't die, she´ll live without her eyes and tounge
-After that, her body is giving up to the poison
-Next day she can barely move, but asks the dregs to help her sail to Ravka
-She spends the trip laying down, enjoying the view ,smell and noise of the sea
-And when she gets to Nina, Inej finally stops fighting and let´s herself go as she holds her hand
Look what you made me do people, hope you are happy1
Amita Suman as Inej Ghafa in A Searing Burst of Light
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.
Two crows, chilling in the slat, five feet apart because they respect each others boundaries 😌
I love these idiots so much
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?
Every Inej Ghafa Scene (21/?)
quickly what's the trio name for inej, jesper and kaz
A friend on IG said how it must be Inej who sends Kaz letters from the sea because he doesn't clearly know her locations..
And now I can't help myself from imagining Kaz resigning to his room at the slat after a long day of work.
During late nights, he lies in his bed and reads the letters which are probably lengthy, detailed ones because she talks about her quests, then tells him how certain things remind her of him and of how he's always in her heart. She also writes in those letters how much she misses their time spent together because he was her world for so long and just how much she misses him.
And Kaz just reads them over and over, puts a hand over his eyes to cover his expression and chuckles softly in his raspy tone, in the peaceful quiet of him room..🥺
Me: Kaz, can i join you guys
Kaz: You’re a child.
Me: I’m literally your age
Kaz: Still a child
Me: Jesper is a child, he’s part of your “gang”.
Kaz: …. fair point
Jesper (shooting walls): Hey i can hear you!
Kanej // Rival CEOs AU
A possible Kanej kiss in SoC3 is an , understandable, subject of controversy here in this fandom,but...
What about a forehead touch? I would like one of those