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Summary: Title: Staying Pairing: Artemis/Minerva. they need a name-smoosh. I like Artenerva Status: Complete Type: One-shot Warnings: Kinda depressing. Then all […]

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Title: Staying
Pairing: Artemis/Minerva. they need a name-smoosh. I like Artenerva
Status: Complete
Type: One-shot
Warnings: Kinda depressing. Then all gooey. oh, and it’s A/M (which is my initials :D)
Disclaimer: I don’t own AF
A/N: I was inspired, so I wrote. I haven’t had a lot of AF inspiration lately, and I’m really sorry. I, personally, like this. Kinda. I wanna do more on this pairing, and Minerva in general, along with a return of my Opal-love. Either way, please keep the pairing flames to a minimum.

She wonders, idly, while lying in his arms why she stays. It’s unbeneficial, and her life is constantly at risk. There isn’t a twenty-four-hour span where she doesn’t think how completely plausible it is for them, and their children, to be bombed in their sleep. She has a fortune, both family and self-earned, of her own. She doesn’t financially need him. Her children are not very attatched to him, with the amount of time he spends away. She doesn’t need him, she wants to tell herself.

She wants to leave, to go, like he isn’t her first and only friend. She wants to go, and be her own person again, not a half of a whole. She’s too dependent, it’s sucking her in, and she hates it.

Then, suddenly, just as she is about to get up, and start experimenting and theorizing like she does whenever she doubts why she did what she did, made decisions with too high risks that she regrets, he shifts in his sleep and mumbles.

“Minerva,” her husband, her Artemis, groans in his sleep, before constricting his arms around her waist as though he felt her thoughts.

She smiles, just a bit, and remembers. He is her only friend, the only person she ever met and felt true respect for. Artemis is her favorite person. She loves him so much . . . It’s a slight superiority complex, the only one she loves is the person most alike with herself. She doesn’t mind, though, because he has a similiar complex that makes sure he’ll never cheat. That she’ll be his only one.

He’s also one of the few people he trusts. Without him she’d never feel safe, never let her babies (even though they’re seven and ten years old) out of her sight. Yes, she knows there’s danger, but she never feels threatened.

She snuggles further into his chest, and murmers, “I love you so much, Artemis.”

He’s groggy and half awake. “I love you too, Minnie. You’re my world,” he mumbles, then dozes back into sleep. He’d never say that anytime else, not if he knew what he was saying.

Minerva is so glad she stays.

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  1. Ohansahyosheli May 17th, 2010 at 1:26 am 1

    I despise Minerva with all my being, but this story helped me understand her more. 5 stars to you, TWS.

  2. Wow, TWS. This is amazing. And when you think a gal can’t get any better…. she comes out with this. πŸ˜€ Perfect spelling, punctuation, and grammar. πŸ˜‰ As always.

    Where ya been, TWS? You’ve been missed. πŸ™‚


  3. WOW! that’s amazing!!!!!! I didn’t see any spelling/punctuation problems and that’s another good thing.

  4. aww! that is so sweet. i may not be a big minerva fan but i love that! 1000/1000!

  5. aww *feels all gooey and fluffy*…I don’t particularly mind what shipping I read as long as the content is good then it’s fine by me πŸ™‚ . And believe me this was a very good, very sweet one-shot.

    I just want to know what it means by “There isnÒ€ℒt a twenty-four-hour span where she doesnÒ€ℒt really how completely plausible for them” because I’m not quite sure what it means.

    Also, not wanting to be so picky on such a good fic, but “expiramenting” should be “experimenting”. I feel bad pointing that out…sowwi

    Anywho, this is probably one of my fave one-shots and makes me feel fuzzy and cuddly.

    Cuddles all round!!! πŸ™‚

  6. Ooops I forgot, what do you think about Arteminnie as a ship name??

  7. MuriUmbrielCordeliaN May 18th, 2010 at 2:59 am 7

    πŸ˜€ Awesome, TWS! I’m not entirely an A/M shipper, but this story gets 5 stars from me! πŸ˜€ Excellent grammar, punctuation, spelling! (Of course :D)

    BTW:Haven’t seen you around lately… (I’m one to talk though..*wince, grumble, mutter* …ghost-member) where’ve ya been?

    -Miss Mureeh, out!

  8. Hermione Fowl May 18th, 2010 at 6:47 am 8

    Ywah, you HAVE been gone ages. Being me, I barely noticed at the time.=)=)
    Anyways, love the story, as always. =)=)

  9. I tried to comment yesterday, but it never showed up. Anyway…

    This was awesome! A great Minerva story, really. Very well-written. You amaze me, TWS. Excellent job. πŸ™‚


  10. My computer is spazz-tastic, and my school work load is astronomical. ASTRO, I say. Ergo, I’m sorry πŸ™ And, trust me, I missed all my sisatas here. You guys rock for commenting, when I don’t deserve it. At all. So, super extra-thanks, and platypus-shaped hypo-allergenic peanut-butter cookies for all πŸ™‚

    @artyrox: Thannnks you. Microsoft Word lied. D: And Arteminnie is GENIUS. I love it! *bows to your awesome*

  11. Mmm. Cookies. πŸ™‚ And they’re shaped like platypusses! πŸ™‚

    You definitely deserved it. Simple as that.


  12. Aye, TWS πŸ™‚ awesomeness, as always. As to quote from one of your comments, although slightly altered,

    “It’s like a huge greedy slice of awesomeness from an awesome ziti pizza. Yum. πŸ™‚ ”

    One thing, one teeny tiny teeny little thing, though, fifth chapter:
    “That sheÒ€ℒll be her only one.”

    That HE’LL, right? Right?

    By the way, missed you. πŸ™‚ And I don’t know why I’m saying this, but I’ll be looking forward to your Opal-love.

    I have never really had anything against Artenerva/ arteminnie, but I just can’t do it, and I don’t know why. πŸ™

    But you can. You can do anything, it’s annoying! *jealous* XP

    () ()
    (o.o) And I get what you mean by astronomical homework. πŸ™‚

  13. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…argh I’m allergic to nuts. πŸ™ I want cookies…*a tear rolls down cheek*…pwease

  14. hypo-allergenic cookies πŸ™‚ I guess it’s soy-nut-butter, then. I hear that’s pretty darn good, anyway :b

    And, SB, I missed you too! You’re not a sista, but I’m sure you know you were missed Γ’β„’Β₯ And, I can’t do EVERYTHING, you’re twice the author I am. So there! πŸ˜›

  15. *wipes tear off* COOL thanks *takes massive bite in cookie*. Hope to see an update and more, interesting shipping stories from ya πŸ˜‰

  16. Yey! Platypi cookehs!

  17. DIE, MINERVA! DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Read before, didn’t comment. Oops.

    Well, artygirl, you incompetent fool, I hate Minerva too. Guess what? I love this, though. It’s beautiful. It’s simple. It’s complex.

    Epic stamp. Feels like I’m only doing this to older stories. Have fanfictions, like American music, gone downhill overtime? Sadness…

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