Saw you were taking requests and I’m a slut for any ACOTAR x Reader fluff. Maybe a sweet early morning bit with Cassian with a shy/insecure reader who worries she may not be good enough to be with someone as powerful as him? 🥰
Okey so I’m new with this so I’m gonna try my best, hope you enjoy!
𝗪𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴: 𝗯𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗱, 𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳- 𝗱𝗼𝘂𝗯𝘁, 𝗻𝗲𝗴𝗮𝘁𝘂𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀
𝗙𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗿𝘁: 𝗶 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗻𝗮𝗿𝘁, 𝘀𝗼 𝗶𝗳 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗽𝗹𝗲𝗮𝘀𝗲 𝘁𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗺𝗲 :)
You were always insecure, questioning yourself and your worth had become a daily habit. Maybe it was because your family had always made sure that you’ll feel the worse about yourself, think the worse about yourself.
Thankfully, you had escaped that miserable place. Now you were with your mate- the love of your life, cassian.
You met cassian at Rita’s, his bold self and incontrollable cockiness and loudness captured your interest immediately. He was the one who approached you first. He asked your name and complemented you y/e/c eyes, he said it was the most beautiful thing he had ever seen. Well, at that time he was dead drunk, swinging around in the bar, laughing at his own sloppiness but you just couldn’t help but feel special, worthy.
It had been two months till you found out that you were mates. You, as happy as you were with the news, couldn’t help but feel that the cauldron might had made a mistake, a 𝑏𝑖𝑔 one. You’d feel like he was too good for you, that you were unworthy of his love and attention. Maybe he knew it too, maybe that’s why he never said that he loved you.
You never shared your thoughts though so they just kept creeping in your mind still. Well, of course you tried to hide those feelings and thoughts from cassian by keeping them as far away from the mating bond.
Today was different. You woke up, the broad sunlight hitting your face. You grunted, Cassian was still asleep you shifted so that you face him and stared at him, admired his intimidating, warriors features, his hair. How peaceful he looked asleep. But then the thoughts that haunted you crept in.
𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗵𝗶𝗺? 𝗛𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗼𝗼 𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗱.𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗵𝘁𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗵𝗶𝗺 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘆 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲. 𝗛𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂.
It was all too much. You loved that male, with every fiber in your body you loved him- you loved him enough to know that you didn’t deserve him, not in the slightest bit. You had made a mistake, he was too good, too kind, too strong, too caring and you were just a quiet insecure girl.
You tried your best to hold back the tears that were threatening to escape, when you heard Cassian’s hoarse voice “morning beautiful” he said. You smiled at him- no, you most definitely did not deserve him.
“Good morning cass” . Cassian smiled at you.
You couldnt take it, laying besides that male, you felt less...
“im gonna go and make breakfast“ you said quietly before you left the bed.
You knew thaf cassian would question the abruptness, you were the kind of person who would stay in the bed, usually cuddle with him and laugh at his jokes but not today.
You headed to the kitchen, you were angry at yourself.
You started chopping fruits.
𝗬𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗯𝗴 𝗵𝗶𝗺 𝘂 𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗽𝘆, 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲 𝗵𝗶𝗺, 𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂, 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝗶𝗳 𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗱𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗱𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲.
More of those malicious thoughts found the way in your head.
Cassian indeed did not deserve you, he deserved something more. Someone like nesta to match his boldness, someone more talkative, someone sure of herself.
You felt the tears breaking free, you couldn’t stop it.
Your attention was captured by your self doubt so much that you only connected to the real world when you felt a pinching pain on your finger.
Looking down you saw blood- lots of it. You cried harder as you grabbed a towel, trying to stop the flooding.
“you okey? I smelled blood“ Cassian’s worried voice echoed in the room.
“Oh yeah I’m fine” you said as steadily as you could.
“Cauldron, how did you do that to yourself? Let me take care of it” he said as he picked you up placing you carefully on the counter.
“Does it hurt?” You shook your head as a record.
He watched you skeptically. “Then why are you crying? Does it has to do with me? Did I upset you?”
You couldn’t hear him, couldn’t stand it. Hearing him so worried of hurting you.
You pushed him away and stood up. You could sense his stillness, his confusion.
“I- darling? What hap-“
“How do you know that the cauldron hadn’t made a mistake back then?” You cut him off “how do we know that we are perfect for each other? That we match? That we deserve each other” the last words were a little less than a whisper.
“Y/n? What are you saying, do you not want this?” You could see the hurt in his expression.
“Of course I do, I do want this more than anything but let’s be honest here cassian, I don’t deserve you, I never did and I never will”
He flinched but he didn’t miss a second. He rushed to you cupping your face with his massive hands “what are those ridiculous things y/n?” He said, his voice as soft as it could get.
“You really thing that I don’t deserve 𝘆𝗼𝘂?” He continued “you’re my mate, my equal, the person the mother chose for me, that 𝗶 𝗰𝗵𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗺𝗲. I don’t want better and I could not do better”
“But what if it was-“ he knew what you were about to say, and he didn’t want to hear a lick of it.
“I love you y/n and even if the cauldron has made a mistake I could not be more greatfull for bringing you into my life. You’re the best thing that has ever happened to me” he finished and you swore his eyes were watery.
You couldn’t help but cry harder.
“What’s that about? Did I/“
“No! No, you didn’t say anything bad, I love you too cassian”
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A couple for each book of the ACOTAR spin-offs.
Koschei is the overarching plot.
There are only two females left that have direct ties to Koschei: Elain and Vassa.
Elain is featured in both bonus scenes of ACOSF.
Azriel actually got the POV for one of the bonus scenes of ACOSF.
Do the fcking math.
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Day 14: Reincarnation
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Acotar 5 is going to be one hell of a book. If you have the patience and resistance, I’ll tell you why.
‘Sorry to interrupt this short-sighted ship war, but has everyone ever stopped one second to think about how fascinating is going to be next acotar book, what the premises are?
Objectively, there’s no way that acotar 5 is not going to be Elain’s book. No. Way. She’s our next heroine, and I know that not because I want her to be, but because there’s evidence. In acosf, in SJM’s words, in the plot’s evolution since acotar 1. And, let’s be honest, the fact that’s totally predictable is the actual reason why is definitely going to happen. We’ve known two sisters out of three, now it’s time we know the third. Finally.
Are you not excited? We literally don’t know Elain, apart from what and who other people think she is. The fact that these people happen to be her sisters doesn’t mean they always guessed entirely right about her. And, not only she’s worth knowing because she’s a person in her unique way, she also owns powers that are unprecedented in the acotar universe. Why can’t you be excited to hear her story, who she is, what she can do? Can’t you see the Potential, El-haters?
Ok, let’s be honest again, we read Sarah’s books mainly because she writes breathtaking romances, but I read her books also because I love fantasy, and because I love strong, powerful characters, the ones that make me scream how COOL is hanging out with fictional people instead of the real ones. Elain is a seer and that’s freaking cool.
Now, I don’t want to talk about personal convictions, so I’ll try to keep this canon. What’s canon? It’s canon that Elain and Azriel feel attraction towards each other. Elain wants to be kissed that night after solstice and, well, Azriel wants slightly more than to only kiss her. This intense solstice night is going to be acknowledged in Elain’s book. Sarah can’t possibly throw this bomb at us and never talk about it ever again. She also said “one book, one couple”. From acosf, we know that there’s going to be Elain’s POV, the female protagonist, and the male’s POV.
Less canon but, still, obvious to me: I truly believe that POV is going to be Azriel’s, not Lucien’s. I’m sorry, I tried to analyse that in the most rational, objective way, but elucien is a sinking ship, in every sense. Because after all this time Elain still feels obliged to be with Lucien in order to not disappoint anyone and Lucien feels obliged to claim her as her mate because of a biological imperative.
That leaves Azriel as the ultimate love interest for her. Assuming Azriel is going to be our next male protagonist, can you imagine we are finally going to know his deepest thoughts? He is always been the most enigmatic and hermetic character of the bunch, and now we finally have the chance to truly know him, and not only guess or fantasize. What are the powers of Thruth-Teller, who gave it to him? Who’s his mother, what relationship they share? How did he overcome his 500 years unrequited love for Mor, what are his wishes for his future? Oh, I bet you do see his Potential, don’t you?
We know Elain from acotar 1, but do we truly know her? We know Azriel from acotar 2, but do we truly know him? These are two of the most interesting, intriguing and mysterious characters of the entire series. And we are going to know them very soon, hopefully. I cannot wait!
I guess the message I want to spread with this post is: be excited and grateful guys, because one of our favorite writers is going to give us a book that will surprise us, I’m sure.
Gwynriels, Elriels, Eluciens, only one of us will be right at the end of the day. The concretisation of one ship or the other doesn’t depend from our sheer will and desires, but from Sarah’s. Our personal convictions and all these inflamed (at times destructive) arguments are only a way to waste time and interior peace while we wait for the book. But we should always remember what we seek from the books we read: stupor, enthusiasm, knowledge, not frustration and hate.
Treat people with kindness, always.
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Azriel and Elain | True Mates Theory (+Evidence)
This is the plot twist that I never knew I wanted until someone brought it up, and now I can’t unsee it. I know that there are many posts about this out there, so my post only adds more evidence to the Elriel = true mates theory. Please keep in mind that this is a pro-Elriel theory/post so if that’s not your cup of tea, this is where you should stop reading.
I will begin with the scene that inspired this post because it made me connect it to something that Feyre says in both, ACOMAF and ACOWAR:
We know that Feyre was influenced by the mating bond—the silence, the emptiness in her chest—was due to Rhys’s powers being contained, him being hurt, or (ACOWAR Spoiler) him being dead.
But how could Azriel know what that feeling in your chest—the one caused by your mate being restrained, hurt, or dead—means?
He couldn’t... unless he’s experienced it before.
Which brings me back to the scene where Elain is taken by the Cauldron.
We already know that Azriel is the one who realizes that she’s missing.
Yes, he is the most perceptive out of the IC (even though I would argue that Elain is just as perceptive—if not more so—than him). But is that all?
Let’s analyze the scene.
We know that the Cauldron’s song becomes more distant as it withdraws, taking Elain with it.
Then, it vanishes and so does its song.
Everyone is ready to return to their tents, when Azriel suddenly realizes—or feels—that something is amiss:
Or maybe he feels the absence of something?
Because what happens when the Cauldron vanishes with Elain? What does Hybern do to her?
Which sounds awfully a lot like:
And what did Feyre feel in ACOMAF when Rhys’s powers were contained—when he was weakened?
This is all prior to Feyre learning that he is her mate.
What if, like Feyre, Azriel could no longer sense Elain? What if that is why he was the one who realized that she’d been taken—because he, like Feyre, felt something when Hybern had her contained (thus blocking her powers, and—we can assume—muting the mating bond)?
He had been so attuned to Elain since she’d become fae—always knowing what she needed, reading her without her having to say a word, being constantly drawn to her. Which brings me back to this scene:
It is Azriel who saw in Elain what others could not. He could sense what she needed—he could sense what she was.
When she’s in chains, however, he cannot:
Which, once again, brings me back to Feyre and Rhys:
And finally, to Azriel’s reaction to Elain’s chains. He immediately tries to take them off her:
Bringing us back to:
Then, he cradles her all the way back to the camp, despite her being able to walk (Briar’s feet were burned, and she walked on her own back to the camp), almost as if... he cannot sense her, so he needs to feel her:
A bit excessive for someone he barely knows (especially considering his aversion to touch), isn’t it?
And then, his first thought is to get the chains off her:
Almost as if the chains were affecting him somehow, as well.
When Feyre gets Rhys’s chains off him, this is what happens:
Meanwhile, Elain, the one who is actually in chains, doesn’t seem to care as much:
Finally, let’s look back at the next scene that they share after the rescue:
And what else is a bridge?
But, then again, is it really?
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They are the moment😭❤❤❤❤
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Azriel and Elain as dogs
Thank you for your time.
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An amazing artist, Fera Ilustra, (Here's their Instagram) created this beautiful piece of artwork inspired by my one shot Control.
This was totally unexpected, and it absolutely made my day, so I wanted everyone to see their beautiful work. Check it out on Instagram and give them some love!
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No caption needed.
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A friendly reminder that
•Azriel would beg on his knees for a chance to taste Elain
•Elain called his scars beautiful
•Azriel was the first person who noticed Elain was missing and the first to volunteer to get her back, before either of her sisters
•Azriel was willing to die to assure her safery
•Azriel needed Elain coming on his tongue
•Feyre is the biggest elriel shipper out there
•Elain made Azriel laugh in a way no one had ever seen him do
•Azriel gave Elain Truth-Teller, a blade he had never lent to anyone in 500 years
•Azriel got over Mor, whom he loved for 500 years (even though he had other lovers) for Elain
•Azriel was more concerned with getting the chains of Elain then the fact that he was heavily injured
•It’s canon that Azriel is in love with Elain
•It’s canon that Elain (at the very least) has a crush on Azriel, is very attracted to him and cares about him deeply
•Azriel’s shadows protect Elain
•Azriel’s shadows played wingman when he was giving his gift to Elain
•Azriel looked at the headache powder every night before bed
•Even though Azriel was in love with Mor and he didn’t think he had a chance with her he could still be around her and the IC. But with Elain he had to move to another house and stop spending time with them because it hurt too much
•Azriel and Elain had an instant connection the first time they met
•Azriel always found a reason to be around Elain
•Elain was wearing cobalt the first time they met, a color no one has worn sense
•Azriel noticed Elain’s laugh and had to see it, similar to how Rhys noticed Feyre’s laugh in acofas
•Mor, who’s power is truth, definitely knows something is going on between them
•The first time they met, Elain asked ”can you truly fly” and Azriel basically answered with poetry
•The first time they met, Elain only relaxed once she saw that Azriel was at ease, even though they didn’t even know eachother
•Azriel was nervous about getting Elain a gift in acofas
•Madja said that a mate would know what was wrong with Elain and Azriel was the one who figured it out
•Azriel never thought Elain was crazy, even though everyone else, including her sisters and her mate
•Azriel was so mad after solstice that he put rocks in his snowballs
•Cassian and Azriel had the same reaction to seeing Nesta and Elain
•Elain devoured the sight of him
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Hey! I really want to start writing acotar one shots, imagines and some headcanons so if you have any requests live them here!
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okay here me out... gwynriel hc:
the shadows are very very protective with Gwyn when the bond snaps in place. THEY ARE DANGEROUS. Like they lash out of at anyone who gets too close to her. (Nesta and Emerie are fine, and they are hesitant about the other females but tolerate it) And when Az and Gwyn come back from their little two week frenzy (yes I think they would take a long time to do it) Cassian and a little bit of Rhys are bugging Az but he doesn't react other than glaring at his brothers with a cold unreadable face. But when Cassian tries to get a reaction from Azriel, he pretends- PRETENDS- to touch Gwyn's shoulder and the shadows go balistic! They almost like attack Cassian in a way and swirl around her, coiling around Gwyn's legs, arms, shoulders and neck. Especially her neck and brush against her cheeks.
I'm telling you, the shadows would do anything for Gwyn and protect her anyway they can.
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Azriel and the Mating Bond
I was having a great discussion with my friend @yazthebookish and I had some thoughts I wanted to share.
So, this centers around Azriel's obsession with a mating bond and why it makes his possible relationship with Gwyn even better.
Azriel clearly wants a mating bond. Desperately. That is extremely clear in his pov and in other parts of the books. With Mor, and now with Elain, he puts all his focus on the possibility of a mating bond. He's not thinking about them, especially not Elain, he's thinking about what he could have with them. He's thinking about what he's missing out on, what his brothers have that he doesn't. He's thinking about a mating bond.
He's not thinking about a genuine connection, he's solely focused on having that bond. This prevents him from fully seeing the bigger picture and realizing that the two females he has been focused on are not right for him. There is no real connection with them, especially not with Elain.
Ironically, this is what makes his connection with Gwyn even better. She came into his life unexpectedly, but for once, he wasn't thinking about a mating bond.
Azriel was so focused on saving Gwyn that nothing else mattered. In that moment, the only thing he had room for was saving her and the others who were still alive in that temple.
Even now that she's training with him, in his pov you can see that he's still not thinking about a mating bond with her. And that's GOOD. He thinks about helping her because he wants to. He thinks about making her smile because he wants to. He wants to help her train because he genuinely likes her. He's intrigued by her. He's charmed by her. He pays attention to her.
He doesn't spend the whole time thinking about what he can get from the situation. He doesn't dwell on the potential for a mating bond. He simply thinks about making her happy for the sake of doing it, regardless of if she knows that he did it or not.
His actions around Gwyn aren't centered around his self-worth or his desire for a mating bond. They are centered around her.
This will allow him to grow a much more genuine connection, based in real love and understanding. He won't need the mating bond to know she loves him or that he loves her. The mating bond will just be the cherry on top.
And I just think that's beautiful.
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Azriel shadows are protective of Elain
Azriel shadows whisked away the box that had Elain's necklace, they acted on their own here to help them
Azriel shadows are not needed for Azriel to read Elain
Azriel shadows light up when Elain is happy
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Gwyn Lightsinger Theory (Possible Reason why she might be working with Merril and Koschei?)
So I was rereading the Azriel POV and I noticed something I did not see on the first time:
Maybe this was already mentioned somewhere else idk.
But imo this pretty much confirms that she is a Lightsinger. Simply the fact that Az‘s shadow was drawn to her when she opened her mouth shows that there must be some magic involved.
Also, I would like to add that this does not have to mean she’s evil.
I think she was presented as a very authentic and good character and it would be too weird to make her evil.
I personally, like many others, think that she might be controlled by Merill, who works with Koschei.
And as to why she’d be willing to do that, I might have an idea? (this part is pure speculation and has no textual evidence)
Since Koschei is a death-god, maybe he’s able to bring people back to life.
And Gwyn has a very beloved person she lost to death.
So maybe they promised her to bring back her twin I’m return for some of her services (which might be revealed later?)
As I said, this is pure speculation on my part. I‘m not sure how this would affect any of the ships.
Maybe one could say that Azriel and Gwyn will grow closer due to them being both singers.
Azriel will be hurt by Gwyn‘s „betrayal“ and go back to Elain.
I just think that after all the evidence, it is very unlikely that Gwyn is not a lightsinger, be it a good or a bad one (the latter of which is highly unlikely)
Edit: I’ve made another discovery:
Here Gwyn talks about the fact that due to her shame of failing her sister, she was unable to speak or sing. She was only able to start again after working with Merril.
So maybe Merril did promise her to bring Catrin back. Who knows?
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I don’t know who needs to hear this, but...
Azriel is not toxic. Azriel is not abusive. Azriel is not entitled.
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My life is now complete 😍
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Calling All SJM Fans!!
I'm kind of upset right now because my Bryce Quinlan FC edit was used in a tiktok that got a shit ton of views but I wasn't credited.
I had only posted my edit here so the person must know it's mine, it's not like it was circulating the internet.
I tried contacting them to no avail thus far.
Am I overreacting and is it not a big deal?? I mean, it's kind of my art. I guess. I dunno. Photography is art, and editing is as well. (I'm just shy and don't want to call myself an artist.)
I'm just upset because I see people gushing over it and not realizing that I spent hours rereading Crescent City to capture all of Bryce's features perfectly, was editing colors and lines and drawing to make it look like her in this mashup photograph. I layered faces on top of each other to get the features just right, and edited them together. I even widened her shoulders a bit to indicate that she is in fact, mid-size/plus-size. I like representation. :)
And no one knows it's all my hard work. I was so proud of it and it makes me really upset to see that it was uncredited. It was on my FYP on Tiktok, with 11 THOUSAND views— more than that. Idk. Please help. The account that posted it was @myfictionaladdiction and I just want to be recognized for what I made. I work hard on my fancasts/bookcasts and I've spent years getting good at photography and editing. Please help, tumblr!!!
I don't believe it was malicious of them, but credit should be given where credit is due!
I put a watermark on it this time because I don't want it to be taken without credit again. Please reblog this post!! 🥺
(My tiktok account is @drippychicky so if you comment on the video, please tag me as credits.)
UPDATE: WE GOT IT!!!
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