@kat-chan02 you said you wanted more of the shera dnf fic so this is what i have so far, word for word what i had written in my planning document:
I feel like I should just start writing because I dont know where to start with the story uuuh okay so ill write a plot point and then expand I guess??
so. the very first plot point is that Dream got Force Captain and wants to celebrate by using the maps he’s gained access to from getting promoted, using the vehicles he’s just as recently gained access to, to go to the Whispering Woods for the first time. George sees no reason to disagree and besides, is curious himself (given that hes figured out that the horde is bad)
so they go to the whispering woods. And they start exploring, until suddenly dream passes out. A few minutes later, dream wakes up. George is worriedly hovering over him but dreams like. Distracted *epic peace sign *. and he starts saying shit about like a sword and he gets up ad goes in a random direction and george is like ‘what the hap is fuckening’ but follows dream and SURPRISE they actually find a sword, BUT before dream can pick it up BAM karl and Quackity burst into the clearing and theyre like BOO GET THE FUCK AWAY GFROM THAT SWORD (In john mulanrys voice) and fucking dnf run away but somehow they get separated I dunno I know its unrealistic of them to be more than five feet of each other but THIS IS FICTION.
so. george is all aloooone~ lost in the woods~ and then karl and Q find him and theyre like ‘hur dur we gotta get you back to bright moon as a prisoner’ and george is kinda worried about dream but other than that hes actually pretty calm so hes like ‘aight go off’’ and k+q r kinda confused about his chill but they tie him up and then like. A day later. On the way back to bright moon, they come across that village that is having a festival and george is like ‘are they under attack?? wtf is happening there?’ and then a montage of all the things that adora learned about in that village except its george not adora. and george doesnt particularly care about the horse.
But meanwhile dream got back to the horde and since he’s a force captain has SOME leeway in telling people what to do so he finds some people willing to go on a last minute mission to look for ‘an important mia soldier’ (everyone knows hes like in love with george so they arent surprised he cares so much about getting a single soldier back) and. And this is the important part. There is no shadow weaver equivalent in this world. Dream and george werent pitted against each other any more than anyone else was, their relationship is as healthy as one can be in the horde can be. So there’s no shadow weaver to convince dream its his fault for not ‘controlling’ george enough or whatever. They do have a sorcerer on their side which is how they know where george is but shes not a bitch shes just kidnapped, and possibly niki, idk yet.
ANYWAYS. So dream and his band of buddies raid this town they saw george was in and dnf have The confrontation, where adora is like ‘u dont understand, the horde is evil’ and catras like ‘are you fucking stupid thats so obvious ive known that for years’ EXCEPT. it’s not like that at all, because dream has been given no evidence that the horde is wrong since he’s not the one kidnapped, in fact he’s been only given evidence that he was RIGHT because they have GEORGE, so when george finally tries to tell him that he’s known the horde was in the wrong for years dream doesnt believe him. There have been instances of soldiers getting ‘brainwashed’ by the rebellion into thinking the horde is evil, and theyve all been ‘unbrainwashed’ (read: reprogrammed) into remembering the horde is GOOD. So now dream thinks, ‘oh shit theyve already brainwashed him. Theyve brainwashed him so hard he thinks he’s always thought this oh fuck what do I do.’ which gives him MORE motivation to get george back so they can unbrainwash him and things can go back to how they always were. Except george refuses to go with him, and karl teleports george away, right. In front. Of dreams. Eyes.
A thing to note, at this point, in case one hasn’t figured it out: Dream’s primary goal in this story is not to destroy the rebellion (although obviously as a horde soldier thats always at the back of his mind), it’s to bring George back to the Horde, to protect him from what he thinks are a bunch of terrible people keeping him hostage, possibly torturing him for information about the horde if he ‘shakes off’’ the ‘brainwashing’.
Meanwhile George, who has already known in the back of his mind that the Horde is probably on the wrong side of history, has now, for the first time, seen firsthand what the Horde is like. His doubts of the horde become determination to 1) get dream out of there and help him through his inevitable crippling guilt which comes from realising you were one of the bad guys and 2) stop the horde from hurting his friends and the people his friends care about. On the way back to bright moon, he willingly offers up his knowledge of the horde for them to use. George isnt she-ra, so there wasnt this big reason for them to trust him right away, which means theyre still wary of george, but they heard parts of the conversation between dnf, so they feel willing to believe him.
Not sure yet how the leadership in brightmoon works yet because in my head karl is the moonstone princess like glimmer which is how he teleported george out of the battle. I guess…. Long ago the princesses used to be linear but when the horde came the magic was so destabilised that the magic unlatched from a single line and is now regional? And random people in that area are born with the princess powers and then are taught by the last generations ‘princess’? But they’re not necessarily the leaders anymore.
YEAH okay I like that so anyways karl as the most recent bright moon princess has special access to certain places and people generally listen to what princesses tell them to do so he gets someone to set up a pretty good room for george and then they take him to the leader which isssss…. Undetermined!! for some reason I dont like the idea of phil being the king of bright moon its just not right BUT ON THE SUBJECT OF PHIL phil is the king of one of the lands, because he was voted in, and tommy is the newest born princess of that land who phil adopted and they BOTH have wings and some form of air control SO
techno is also a princess, I dont know yet if wilbur is? on one hand music powers wilbur on the other hand I kinda want him to be badass without powers
okay wait where was I OH YES so karl takes george to meet the leader who is like ‘oh my god I havent seen one of your kind in ages where are you from’ and george is like ‘what the fuck you know what I am’ and the leaders like ‘yes ur a magicat why’d you say that like its a surprise that I know’ and george is like ‘well thats really funny actually because I didnt know what I was because I was raised in the horde’ and the leaders like ‘wait what’ and george is like ‘yeah but its okay ive defected im willing to give you information and also my services in defeating them in exchange for my friend in the horde being granted mercy’ and the leader is like ‘why tf would I agree to that’ and george is like ‘because in the horde nobody thinks theyre on the wrong side. we’re told that the rebellion is the wrongful villains trying to take over the land and we’re trying to defend it. The only reason I doubted the horde before I met these two is because I snuck out once when I was too young to get trained and found an old house near the horde camp younglings are kept in and I found books about what life was like before the horde, though for a long time I told myself they were just stories, by the way is cake real?’
and im to lazy to write out more details of that exchange but it’s emotional turmoil on every side as george makes them realise horde soldiers think theyre on the right side and whatever and then george is officially accepted into the rebellion END OF PART 1