Jax’s story horrifies Karter, and he vows to protect his omega from further harm—but first he has to get his stubborn, angry omega to trust him. Trust is no longer in Jax’s nature, but he can’t deny his connection to the young alpha eager to please him. Jax never thought he’d want another alpha to touch him, much less mate with him, but Karter’s gentle patience breaks down the walls Jax erected around his heart after the death of his first mate. As Jax’s next heat approaches, the investigation into his captivity uncovers surprising connections to several previous cases, and the danger to everyone involved increases. Can he trust Karter to protect him, or will Jax’s past destroy their chance for a happily ever after?
The universe in question is the Omegaverse, and it is the product of some very odd machinations in the world of fanfiction. Really, very odd. I know Frenchie has already mentioned this trope in her earlier post, but since we’re going full omegaverse here, I’ll start out with a bit of Omegaverse 101.
“Hello there! Are you looking for someone?” You turn towards the voice to find a tall man with blonde hair. Not the tall blonde you’re looking for, but you assume that he may know of your boyfriends whereabouts.
“Merde” he groaned, leaning on his desk as another contraction racked his body. They were getting stronger and closer together. Each one felt like he was constantly being stabbed in the back. The irony didn’t escape Spy. He couldn’t help but think how ironic all of it was. He’d dated a few men and many women over the years. He’d got some of those women pregnant by accident, but he’d had no choice but to leave them. No doubt they would’ve had to have given the child up for adoption. now he was, more or less, going through what they went through. Karma could work in mysterious ways sometimes no?
I felt like if I were to tell him then he really wouldn’t talk to me. He had always wanted a perfect life and having a child so early is not perfect. For him I decided to be quiet but he had already knew what I meant.
It was a cold winter afternoon as Mordecai slept on the couch. Deep in his slumber , the blue jay was unaware of the world around him or the way his baby was moving in his gut. It was a bit funny to see as the baby had managed to move his sweater a bit. Yet Mordecai was fast asleep despite all the kicking the baby was clearly doing.
“The fact that fans revert back to heteronormative plot lines despite a queered text only serves to demonstrate how powerful the reining hegemonic norms are and how deeply the male/female binary along with all its historically grown inequalities permeates the attitudes of every single person in societies socialised by Western/American mainstream media.” Taking a genre like Omegaverse that has the potential to subvert, as many fics prove, and re-inscribing it with unequal gender dynamics, etc, is not exclusively ‘bad’. “Instead, such a ‘subversion of the subversion’ exposes the societal mechanism for what they are, and exemplifies just how deep heteronormativity undermines our everyday lives.”
Sam grunts, “Fine,” and turns them around, holding onto Dean just as tightly as he has been doing, and Dean soon feels the edge of the bed against the back of his knees. He lets himself fall, taking Sam with him and tugging him on top of him. “Jesus, get naked already,” he demands and Sam grins down at him.
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A uterine transplant was performed in Saudi Arabia in 2000, from one woman to another, but it did not result in a pregnancy. This advance drew speculation about the possibility of a male receiving a womb transplant, and bearing a child from the transplanted womb.
”GRELL! take my pants and underwear off! I’m not done! There’s another one! My water just broke again!” He screams before Grell’s eyes go wide and he pulls Sebastian up momentarily. He slides his unbuckled pants down and pulls them over his feet,Tossing them to the side before pulling his underwear down,Grabbing the baby and flinging the underwear and placenta to the side as well. Grell suctions the babies mouth and nose and wraps the screaming baby boy up in a towel and puts him aside before helping Sebastian lower back into his squat,Rubbing his back gently and soothingly.
The trend for soulmate/soulmark AUs has cooled off a bit recently, I think, which is fine. It’s just the natural rhythm of fandom, tropes come and go. There have been some really intriguing explorations of the concept, and some that have just used the concept to tell beautiful stories, and this fic falls into the second of those categories. It’s depthful and interesting and well characterised and I was rooting so hard for those crazy kids.
Among those elements are MPREG, going into heat, a hierarchical biology-based class/caste system, and knotting. Other tropes dealing with “a basic biology they cannot deny” include pon farr, the Sime~Gen universe, and some elements of Sentinel AU.
Dean gasped and ground his teeth so hard he swore they were going to crack apart. The little comfort he had disappeared when Castiel moved his hand. Dean let out a whimper from the loss but another hand suddenly filled the space and he didn’t care whose it was. He grasped the hand as tight as he could, trying to focus on that instead of the searing agony in his gut. He then felt something soft slide between his teeth and he knew it was wings but he didn’t care whose they were. He bit down as hard as he could, letting the grace soothe the pain slightly. He could feel the creature in him becoming distant from his soul, which was now starting to have a cold, empty feel to it.