OOC: Been trying to think of a way to word this….

First and foremost, I wanted to apologize for my sudden disappearance from the group on all my accounts (Teddy, Doreen, Wanda, and Arcade). A lot of you know that a ton of shit has come up and been wearing me down, but all of that has finally passed and there is a lot of good coming into my life finally. I’m going on vacation to California, I’m getting a new job, and, very unexpectedly (and secretly so please don’t mention it on Facebook since I’m worried about word getting to my ex) I’m technically engaged to a friend of mine whom I’ve known for half my life. I’ve been getting more active and going out, getting through all the ups and downs in my life with stride and feel like I’m starting to even get back on my feet with these depression medications.

Sadly, though, I am still going to have to leave the group. 

I am not angry or upset with the decision to put me on the unfollow list. I didn’t reply to the activity check and, frankly, I haven’t logged in to Skype or Tumblr in well over a month so it’s only fair. Drama is not my purpose in this post and I don’t want it to come off that way at ALL because I am in no way upset. 

The reason I wanted to post something is because I’ve been trying to think of a way to say I’m quitting now for a few weeks. Because, while I don’t have the time or attention to post anymore, I love each and every one of you. This group gave me things that I haven’t had in a very long time. Strength. Courage. Confidence. Self-respect and understanding. You are all the most beautiful people I have ever had the chance to speak with and I’ve been putting this off because I truly don’t want to say goodbye to anybody here. But you’ve all given me so much in so little a time that it wouldn’t be fair of me to just up and leave without something. 

If it wasn’t for this group, I’d still be in my toxic relationship and it’d have probably gotten abusive by now. If it weren’t for you all, I’d still be hating myself and cutting. I’d be drinking worse and possibly even on illegal substances, probably having them provided to me by my ex. I’d go as far to say that, if it weren’t for you all, I may not be breathing right now. My happiness is a direct result of this group because, no matter how much I bitched and cried and whined, you were all there, listening. You were there to encourage me and keep me on my feet when I felt like falling over. 

So, the point I’m trying to get at here is simply this - thank you. Thank you all so much for all the wonderful times and plots we’ve gone through. Thank you for looking out for me, for standing up for me on facebook and otherwise. Thank you all for being so close and making such an impact on my life. Because, even if I vanish from the internet again or even if we fall out of contact, you’ve all made an imprint on my life.

And I will never forget a single one of you.



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Revelations In the Light of Day || Genis & Teddy

A cease-fire, huh? Well, that was good. Even if it was a calm, even if the battle was about to pick back up, there wasn’t anybody being hurt right now. All it was down to at the moment then would be politics or war planning. Which meant now, more than ever, would be an ideal time. 

"It’s definitely a calm," he murmured, eyes still staring out. “If there haven’t been any negotiations or peace-treaties signed, then something is bound to happen sooner or later. Something will trigger one side, some small battle where someone important dies again and nobody will step up from an unbiased side, offering a solution. And the pointless, hate-driven war will continue."

Teddy finally sighed and looked back towards Genis. He forced a smile again, reaching up to scratch the back of his head. 

"You know, not too long ago, I had a dream. Wasn’t really a dream, though. It was a spell from Billy’s mom, Wanda. She made everybody’s paradise come true, everything ideal that could happen, happen. But she didn’t believe Billy and Tommy existed, so they weren’t in my dream. Do you want to know what was?"

"Yeah, it’s … well you’re right, painfully right. I don’t see a treaty coming any time soon even with my powers its impossible to see, someone wlll die, a royal, a leader, a general, an innocent. Someone will die and they’ll become a martyr another symbol to be used to fight behind. In the long run it is just more death and more destruction, more lives being spent in battle instead of a life of happiness. Never making any change, they’re not even fighting for something anymore, just fighting because they can, because it’s all they know." 

He smiles when Teddy finally looks at him, the weight in his stomach becomes lighter if only a little and he can give him a smile.  

"Yes" He says, his stomach dropping again when Teddy mentions it, he thinks, he feels like he knows what Teddy is saying he’s had the same dream only different. “Of course." What if it was? what if it was that same thing, the thing he remembered hazy at times and so vivid at others. That world where he was never a hero, a soldier instead, fighting for the Kree Empire. Was Teddy there too? What did he get? 

"I’m here, Teddy" 

"I dreamt of peace," he started slowly. His gaze never fell from Genis’s as he tried to relax a little. But that was impossible. Every time he thought back to his paradise, his world without Billy, he remembered waking up from it. He remembered the panic and the breathless feeling of being strangled by the oxygen in his own lungs. But he managed to swallow it down.

"I dreamed of a kingdom of Skrull and Kree, coexisting. I had a matron, my Skrull foster mother who raised me, but a Kree bodyguard. A friend I later made named Noh-Varr as a result of the dream. My true mother was there, our father was too, both co-rulers of the allied Skrull-Kree kingdoms. We weren’t just not in war anymore, we were one unified world.

"Sure, there was still racism among the people, like there always is. It would take a long time for everybody to adapt to that, even in a dreamland, but it happened. I watched it happen and I was the reason it happened.

Teddy let out a long sigh, finally closing his eyes. 

"I’m not naive enough to think there could be a Skrull-Kree empire, but I am optimistic enough to think that there could be an end to their conflict. I saw the treaties being signed by both leaders and passed to me as their overseer. I learned how to negotiate with them, what a Skrull will want to keep and what a Kree is willing to give. I know their compromises, their demands, and I share their blood."

"Genis." Teddy’s voice shook now, more than ever. Be brave.

"I did it once. I can do it again."



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Ever thought of adoption or a surrogate?

Well, we sorta of JUST got married, so it’s going to be awhile before we talk about the possibility of a kid… 

But, honestly, I have thought about it by myself. Haven’t talked to Billy about it yet or anything because, like I said, newlyweds and all. But I don’t really think adoption would work out well. We’re too super-powered, gay heroes and that kind of thing will put us and any kid we have together with a huge target on our backs. On top of that too, being raised by two superheroes but knowing you could never have their powers or powers at all? I know Billy and I would show all the compassion and love a pair of parents could show a kid, but I would be afraid she or he would be insecure or feel insignificant if we adopted. 

So, unless there’s like a mutant or super-baby adoption agency, (if there is, tell me the name so I can Google it) I don’t think adopting a normal child into our super-powered life would be very smart and could put the kid at too much risk.

Surrogate could work, though Billy is a reality-warper and I’m a shapeshifter, so in theory, we could figure out something….

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Does Teddy ever get frustrated with Billy's insecurities?

Honestly, sometimes he does, but he could never judge him or blame Billy for them because he has a ton of his own. The difference being, Teddy bottles his own up for the sake of not bothering his friends and loved ones. He’ll hold everything in for as long as he can until just, one day, something happens to make it finally come out. 

So, yes, it can be frustrating but it doesn’t make him love Billy any less. He understands them and understands when Billy needs space or needs someone at his side to help him get through them. And he’s always there to willingly volunteer. 

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Revelations In the Light of Day || Genis & Teddy

Teddy caught sight of Genis as he walked up from his peripheral. He tried to force a smile, to look as happy as he could to see his brother, but it never really reached his eyes. Still, he returned Genis’s embrace, holding on a bit longer than normal before letting go. 

"Likewise. Sorry I didn’t really give you much a warning," he apologized, his arms dropping back down to his side. Still, he couldn’t look his half-brother in the eye as she retreated back down to the bench. “But thanks for coming."

It didn’t surprise him that Genis could notice the discomfort. The Kree was so good at picking up everything, races, events, etc. It was that awareness of his surroundings that made them come into contact, after all. Though Teddy wasn’t entirely certain if that was going to make this conversation any easier or any harder. At least he’d be able to cut out the small talk before hand.

"I… just wanted to talk to you for a bit, if that’s alright," he began, staring up at the sky as his hands clasped one another again. “I’m just kind of curious, I suppose. How is everything… out there? I haven’t had any word since the Skrull Invasion, so… is there still a conflict? Has anything really eased up out there?"

"No it’s fine" he tries to give him a smile but it is fake, his concern has already taken over and he’s too worried to put on an act for him. "You don’t have to thank me, Teddy, you call and I’ll come running every time. Every time.” He rubs circles into Teddy’s back more of a comfort for himself, Teddy wasn’t looking at him and if he was completely honest that terrified him. 

"Okay" Letting Teddy finish was hard, every second he wasn’t speaking, telling him that whatever he was worried about was gonna be okay, he felt his stomach get heavier and his throat go dry. When Teddy clasped his hands together it was all he could do to keep listening and to not reach out and take Teddy’s hands in his. 

Out there? Meaning out in space? He didn’t understand the sudden interest, maybe it was Teddy’s heritage that made him ask or just plain old curiosity like he said. Honest, no lies or fabrications he told Teddy what he knew. 

"I don’t know too much, Teddy. I don’t really stick to one place too often so info is scarce. But what I do know, what I think is happening right now, is that there’s a sort of cease-fire, with the Skrulls, well you know how they are right now I guess, the Kree have no reason to attack they don’t see them as a threat right now. Old grudges still exist and a small battle or two here and there but ,from my understanding, the war is pretty much over, at least for now. This could just be the calm before the storm." 

A cease-fire, huh? Well, that was good. Even if it was a calm, even if the battle was about to pick back up, there wasn’t anybody being hurt right now. All it was down to at the moment then would be politics or war planning. Which meant now, more than ever, would be an ideal time. 

"It’s definitely a calm," he murmured, eyes still staring out. "If there haven’t been any negotiations or peace-treaties signed, then something is bound to happen sooner or later. Something will trigger one side, some small battle where someone important dies again and nobody will step up from an unbiased side, offering a solution. And the pointless, hate-driven war will continue."

Teddy finally sighed and looked back towards Genis. He forced a smile again, reaching up to scratch the back of his head. 

"You know, not too long ago, I had a dream. Wasn’t really a dream, though. It was a spell from Billy’s mom, Wanda. She made everybody’s paradise come true, everything ideal that could happen, happen. But she didn’t believe Billy and Tommy existed, so they weren’t in my dream. Do you want to know what was?"



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