merlot-red

so used (to being used) for rilla

word count: 22,527

side pairings: harry styles/veronica, past zayn malik/perrie edwards

warnings: prostitution, sexual content, cross dressing

Harry gets his drink less than a couple of seconds later and he smiles in thanks before the bartender moves again. He grabs a bottle of Merlot red wine and pours it into a glass, setting it onto the bar in front of the other man sitting there. Gaze fixated to the flat of the counter top, the man’s fingers toy with the bottom of his wine glass. A clean, but chiseled jaw frames the side of his face while a tiny black hoop earring sits in one ear. Eyelashes like inky black strokes, flutter with each blink and although he is beautiful, Harry does not mistake the tattoo that sits in plain view. Sitting on the hand that toys with his wine glass, above long and delicate fingers, a swallow takes off in flight just above the knuckle to his pinky.

And it’s no coincidence that this man has the same tattoo Veronica has, there has to be no coincidence. It’s the third time that night he’s seen that particular swallow.

or the au where harry is a solo artist and feels like something is missing from his life despite the fame. zayn’s a cross dressing prostitute that sometimes goes by the name veronica and thinks the world’s too big for him. when they meet, it’s a landslide.

5

Queen Latifah arrives to screening of HBO movie in which she plays role of bisexual blues legend Bessie Smith

She plays 1920’s blues legend Bessie Smith in the upcoming HBO biopic.
And Queen Latifah was positively glowing on Wednesday when she arrived at the New York screening of Bessie in a stylish black ensemble.
The 45-year-old actress and TV personality was joined by cast mates Mo'Nique, Tika Sumpter and Khandi Alexander at the event at the The Museum of Modern Art.

Latifah, 45, teamed formal black trousers with a black tank top and layered on a long sleeveless coat.
She drew attention to her pout with Merlot red lipstick and accessorised with drop earrings and two jeweled bangles on her arm.
Her brunette tresses sat glossy in an immaculate centre parting and she completed the look with strappy black heels.

Although Latifah has never publicly confirmed her own sexuality, the star discussed her role as bisexual Smith in a recent interview and also expressed her feelings about gay people in the black community.

She told Uptown Magazine: ‘People’s ideas in general are antiquated when it comes to who you love,’ she added 'We haven’t moved as quickly as we probably should.

'And the reality is that there’s always been gay people in the black community, so it’s not foreign to us. And not just as a black community but just a society as a whole.’
The star is frequently seen with her rumoured partner Eboni Nichols and the duo were last pictured enjoying a vacation in Rio de Janeiro together in February.
In January Latifah revealed she was first offered the role of Smith when she was just 22 and in the midst of her rap career.
During a panel talk at a Television Critics Association event, the Joyful Noise star admitted: 'I had no idea who Bessie Smith was, to be honest with you… I had to become familiar with who she was in particular.’

'I was just blown away. I could hear her voice in so many people who came after her… If there was a Bessie Smith alive today, she’d blow everyone else out of the water. I could never match her true ability.’
She added that she is now glad that it didn’t happen the first time round: 'When the project came my way, I don’t think I had the life journey that went along with it. I got to live more of the blues.’
The movie, which premieres on HBO on May 16 will centre on how Smith overcame her turbulent personal life during the 1920s and '30s to become one of the most successful artists of her time, earning her the nickname Empress Of The Blues.
The singer died after a car accident in 1937, aged 43.

4

Over the past two years, I have been re-building this AXL by Johnson P-Bass knockoff that my wife picked up from the pawn shop for my 21st birthday. My original intention was to give it a swirl finish, but I have really bad anxiety and I’m too afraid to go to the store and get the materials. Lol. So I painted the bass at the shop with leftover paint from a ‘13 Daytona Charger (Daytona Blue) with '10 Nissan Murano (Merlot Red Metallic) dusted over top. I then cleared it.Then I sanded it down and burned through to give it a “worn” look and cleared over that. I still need to buff it.

As for the neck, I removed the frets and filled the slots. I’m going to paint the neck matte black and stain the fretboard ebony. The frets will be painted on, probably Daytona Blue.

so used (to being used)

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by Anonymous

Harry gets his drink less than a couple of seconds later and he smiles in thanks before the bartender moves again. He grabs a bottle of Merlot red wine and pours it into a glass, setting it onto the bar in front of the other man sitting there. Gaze fixated to the flat of the counter top, the man’s fingers toy with the bottom of his wine glass. A clean, but chiseled jaw frames the side of his face while a tiny black hoop earring sits in one ear. Eyelashes like inky black strokes, flutter with each blink and although he is beautiful, Harry does not mistake the tattoo that sits in plain view. Sitting on the hand that toys with his wine glass, above long and delicate fingers, a swallow takes off in flight just above the knuckle to his pinky.

And it’s no coincidence that this man has the same tattoo Veronica has, there has to be no coincidence. It’s the third time that night he’s seen that particular swallow.

or the au where harry is a solo artist and feels like something is missing from his life despite the fame. zayn’s a cross dressing prostitute that sometimes goes by the name veronica and thinks the world’s too big for him. when they meet, it’s a landslide.

Words: 22527, Chapters: 1/1, Language: English



read it on the AO3 at http://ift.tt/1HRxNSq