Summary: AU. When the reader’s shot at a better life is
stolen from her, she continues to see the person responsible all over
town. After a series of unfortunate events, will she learn that there’s a
fine line between love and hate?
Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of posts, school has been taking up most of my time recently :( Anyways, I went to Maido AGAIN on Black Friday! They didn’t have any deals, however customers who had accounts on FiveStars did receive quadruple points! If you didn’t know already, FiveStars is a customer loyalty program! At Maido, you earn 1 point for every $5 you spend. When you reach 20 points, they give you a $5 store credit! Well, since I got so many (21) pens, I might as well do a haul and review!
005 Black Pigma Micron$4.00 : I would recommend this for artists and such.
.25 Black Pilot Hi-Tec-C$3.95 : I would recommend this if you are looking for super fine lines!
skips a lot
Itoya Doubleheader Calligraphy Marker$3.00: I would not recommend this.
Art Deco Platinum, Aquamarine and Diamond Pendant, set with a step-cut aquamarine measuring approx. 23.20 x 16.55 x 10.10 mm, framed by eight baguette, four bullet, one triangular, fifty-eight full, and twelve single-cut diamonds, approx. total diamond wt. 2.95 cts., open gallery, lg. 16 ½ in.
congratulations on your milestone! and 7 barista!hoseok please?
7. “My horoscope says no.”
“Shit, it’s him,” you hiss to your coworker Hoseok as you eye the newest customer to enter the coffee shop, his arrival marked by the soft ringing of a bell.
“It’s who?” Hoseok looks up from the drink he is making to stare at you quizzically, brow quirked.
“You know, the guy I was telling you about earlier.” Your gaze follows the customer as he makes his way to the counter, and you wish that you could slow down time so you could at least delay him from reaching the register. “The creepy one?”
“Oh, that guy. I thought he had a girlfriend.” Hoseok walks away briefly so he can hand one of the customers her drink. “Have a nice day!” He says as he breaks out into his bright signature grin, and you can swear the girl blushes. Not that you blame her.
“You need to stop doing that,” you mutter under your breath, but he hears you anyway.
“Do what? Smile?” You open your mouth to retort but then you hear someone clearing their throat, a customer wanting to order. “You should probably get back to work,” he says with a teasing smirk.
“Shut up.” You can’t help but smile back though. There’s something about Hoseok that makes working here more bearable, he almost cancels out the creepy guys.
“Hi, what would you like to order?” You look up with the obligatory smile, not thinking about who you might be facing until you see him. Shit.
“Um, can I get an Americano,” you nod as you start to punch in his order, but he’s apparently not finished. “—And your horoscope.” You sigh as you finishing putting in his order.
“That’ll be $2.95. Also my horoscope? Says no.” You hold out your hand to take the money, but instead of just giving you the cash, he grabs your wrist. “E-excuse me? Sir, please—”
“Let her go.” You feel yourself being yanked out of the guy’s grasp and suddenly find yourself thrust behind a firm body. “You have no right to touch her like that.” You look up to find Hoseok fuming, a rare sight. In fact, this might be the first time you’ve seen him be anything but sunshine personified.
“Chill, dude. This is between me and her, who are you to her anyway—“
“I’m her boyfriend.” What. This is news to you. If you were drinking one of the drinks Hoseok had made, you’d spit it out. The guy stares dumbfounded for a few seconds before finding his bearings.
“Is that even allowed here?” He asks, skeptical of the prospect of two employees dating.
“Is it, though?” You whisper to Hoseok.
“Uh, I hope so.” He replies back in an equally hushed tone, before speaking up again at a normal volume. “Of course it is. Why are you even asking, it’s none of your business.” In order to really sell it, Hoseok wraps an arm around your waist, pulling you into his side.
He’s so warm, and smells just like the coffee he brews, and you have to admit, you like this more than you should. You unconsciously press yourself closer to him, but Hoseok notices, his breath hitching and his confidence momentarily wavering. You don’t know it, but he’s always been a little hyperaware of your presence. “Now actually pay her, and maybe I won’t slip something into your drink.” You nudge Hoseok with your elbow.
You know that he’s only saying this to scare the guy, but you don’t want him to file a complaint and possibly get Hoseok fired. You like him too much for that.
Besides, you wouldn’t get to see your sunshine boy anymore.
“Calm down, I was only making small talk.” Hoseok scoffs at the guy’s words, and you want to join in. The creep had been making eyes at you ever since he started coming to the cafe several weeks ago, and almost every other day.
“Sure you were.” Hoseok takes the money for you, storing it inside the register. You think he’s just going to return to working on drink orders, but instead he leans in, pecking you on the cheek. “I have to get back to work, babe, but we’ll spend time together later.” Babe. Babe? You stare after him, jaw slack, as he starts to work on the next drink, trying to fight the feeling in your stomach that has it turning over and over inside you. You stare after him for as long as you can until the next customer in line clears their throat. Oh well, time to get back to work.
The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don’t know what the hell they’re doing or who on earth they are can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall. Decaf. Cappuccino.
Before anyone nominates me for the “Ice Bucket Challenge” I’m just going to make it clear now that I won’t be participating, and here’s why.
Mice have holes drilled into their skulls, were inflicted with crippling illnesses, and were forced to run on an inclined treadmill until they collapsed from exhaustion, Monkeys had chemicals injected into their brains and backs and were later killed and dissected. Even though animals feel pain and suffer like we do, their bodies often react completely differently to drugs and diseases.
In America 1.28 million animals are used in animal experiments (excluding mice, rats, birds and other small animals) and over 100 million rats and mice. In Canada, 3.38 Million animals and 145,600 animals subjected to “severe pain neat, at or above the pain tolerance threshold of anesthetized conscious animals” and in the UK 4.11 million experiments on animals with a further 2.95 million without anesthesia. These are annual numbers, not a total collection.
As much as i applaud the awareness that this has brought to this horrible disease I just thought it was in your own general interest to know where your funds are going.
Continue working towards a cure through alternative, more successful measures (ball park 92% of tests conducted on animals fail their first round of human testing), and ditch the out dated, inefficient methods.
The same actors will be recording Crooked Kingdom and we recently cast Wylan.
The awesome Lauren Fortgang narrated the entire Grisha Trilogy and now narrates Inej’s chapters.
The guy who voices Matthias has this super movie trailer/Optimus Prime voice and I couldn’t stop hearing him in my head as I was writing Crooked Kingdom. I seriously cackled a few times because there’s a scene where I could so easily imagine him standing in the recording booth saying, “REALLY?” Very Matthias actually.