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Young Volcanoes (JinRu)((The most 'innocent' of my pairings. Just look at these two babies who did nothing wrong, whom are owned by Kang Im the creator of TAL which ya'll should go support on Naver.))
The redhead tackled the older blond playfully, Mu Young smiling a bit as he and Maru dropped by Yu Jin's home to deliver groceries for the now six people living there. Maru grinned in good nature and hefted Yu Jin back onto his feet. "Good to see you as well!"
"Hyung, Hyung, listen! I scored in the top ten of my class this time!"
Yu Jin eagerly showed them the report he'd been practically vibrating in excitement over. Maru ruffled his hair as Mu Young carried the grocery bags in, blocking a greedy Baek-Jeong with his knee in the TAL's gut. "You've really been improving!"
"It's thanks to Hyung tutoring me! Thank you so much!"
The blond rubbed the back of his neck sheepishly. "Noooo, Jin is a smart kid. You did this on your own." Nope, Yu Jin wasn't hearing it, hugging Maru in protest.
"My Dear, wh
Tale of TAL: Ch 32((Because why the fuck not. It's been established I don't own TAL, Kang Im does. WONT STOP ME AND MY SIS FROM KICKING SHIT UP. Warning: we DO spoil shit. Mostly what hasn't been translated yet from the Korean chapters, so there ARE spoilers if you haven't seen the non-translated pages.))
Yu Jin sat up, rubbing his eye.
He was in his bedroom. Ju Ze was sitting on his lap. The light was high on the wall, which meant it was morning.
He looked up, startled. Maru was at the doorway, in a blue apron over his regular clothes, holding a ladle. "Good morning sleepyhead! I thought you'd never wake up." The blond smiled. "Everyone else is ready to eat, so wash up, okay?" A little glint on Maru's hand caught Yu Jin's eye as Maru turned to head down the hall.
'...Ah, Hyung proposed, right...' Yu Jin rubbed his eyes, Ju Ze stirring and getting up to stretch like a dog as the redhead got ready.
'Right...everything is okay now. Hyung and Maru got e
Guard Dog (BaekRu)((Lo and behold, I still don't own these precious bastards. Kang Im does, though, go support TAL on Naver!))
"Oi. You're Maru, right?"
The blond blinked and looked up in surprise - only to then bristle upon realizing a TAL was talking to him. "B-B-B-Baek-Jeong TAL-Nim!"
"Yo." The white-haired TAL greeted, watching as Maru bowed stiffly to him. "I'm not wearing my mask, so there's really no need for you to do that."
Maru bleated his answer in a panic. "Hy-Hyung-Nim says t-to always b-be polite!"
"...Considering how that guy is, should you really be listening to him?" The TAL scratched his head in an undignified manner, Maru relaxing only a bit.
The blond kept a meek air about him, however; meekness tended to discourage guys like the TAL from picking fights with him. "U-Uhm, wh-what are you d-d-doing out tod-d-day? N-N-N-Not that you don't have the right to be out, I'm just not used to seeing you anywhere but Yu Jin-Nim's house!"
"Newbie King sent me for groceries. I can have yours right
Tale of TAL: Ch 31((Because why the fuck not. It's been established I don't own TAL, Kang Im does. WONT STOP ME AND MY SIS FROM KICKING SHIT UP. Warning: we DO spoil shit. Mostly what hasn't been translated yet from the Korean chapters, so there ARE spoilers if you haven't seen the non-translated pages.))
Jenna ducked for cover as the Lost Ones lunged for her, the mute gunner stomping his foot right into the creature's 'face' and sending it backwards as his sister clung to him.
"Not my girl, you freaks!" Hiljo snarled as he took aim and let loose a sweeping spray of bullets containing Leon's venom as a homage to the deceased Chachaoong. Hiljo had a feeling that Leon would've been insistent on the action, given Ignatio had told them all about Noah passing him on in peace.
Haje was also firing on with a determined look on his face, keeping in his mind's eye the image of Min Jun, so heartbroken and morose. The image fueled his rage and willpower to keep up his fire, even as the
Tale of Scales 4((Hey even GamunNoah needs AUs to thrive on. Plus this made me cackle just thinking about it. Min Jun is Infernal-Arms and Noah Drugan is mine, but everyone else is a TAL character owned by Kang Im, go support the webtoon on Naver))
"HOLY FUCKING HELL!"
"Jeez, bunnybutt, I know you have loose standards but can't you stick to humans?"
Noah looked at Min Jun from where the manta ray merman was currently tarped over him. "NUNIM HELP ME!"
"Hey! Stop moving so much! His tail's lethal!"
The brunette immediately went still as the manta ray nuzzled his head and cooed happily, muscled arms currently barring his escape.
Min Jun and Noah Drugan had agreed to a 'vacation'. A vacation that was a trip to the marina because they hadn't seen each other in months. And now, Noah was currently being almost humped by the red manta ray who'd spotted him and immediately decided he liked the rather effeminate man.
"Hang on, we'll get him off you!"
The marina owner, a scary looking mafia guy with pink eyes li
Medical Notes (SaeRu)((This pairing I'm especially fond of. Mostly because Mu Young's still over-protective as fuck. Which could be shown more if I owned it, but Kang Im is the creator of TAL and it's characters, so I gotta suck it up like a big girl and just contend myself with stories.))
"Smoke doesn't bother me."
A sound like a sigh, a cloud billowing forth. "Well, I suppose that's a plus fer me."
Sae Ha wasn't really sure why the younger blond and volunteered to stay behind while the others in the house went with the Young Prince and Mu Young to some event. While it would've left him alone for peace and quiet, Maru had interjected that he'd stay with the TAL for safety, given Sae Ha's body was a bit frail and he didn't have anything beyond his needles.
The young gunman was currently on his belly, reading from a textbook while Sae Ha poured over his notes, smoke wafting from his kiseru.
"Though I'm curious, what exactly is that smell? It doesn't make me think of Hyung-Nim's cigarettes at all."
Sae Ha gl
Tale of TAL: Ch 30((Because why the fuck not. It's been established I don't own TAL, Kang Im does. WONT STOP ME AND MY SIS FROM KICKING SHIT UP. Warning: we DO spoil shit. Mostly what hasn't been translated yet from the Korean chapters, so there ARE spoilers if you haven't seen the non-translated pages. 30 Seconds To Mars owns the song 'This Is War' as well as its lyrics used here))
A song had started playing when Min Jun got up the next morning.
//A warning to the people, the good and the evil
This is war//
Not on a radio or on the headphones Cho-Yi had around his neck. It was in her mind, a tribal chorus of drums and a guitar that was strummed in a dark harmony. As she brushed out her hair and donned her hat she stared at her own face and stared at her reflection.
//To the soldier, the civilian, the matyr, the victim
This is war//
A tired lone eye, the other devoid of anything but a deep maroon cavern before she fixed the eyepatch over her face.
//It's the moment of trut