*goes to whoever posted this first


It’s the beginning of the bkkweek too!!!! First prompt was New which was kind of yelling at me for bakunari fluff I’ll be honest with all of you

Card Exercise to Enhance Psychic Skills

Hey everyone! So what I am sharing with you today is a card exercise that can be used to improve a variety of different skills. Telepathy for spirit communication, intuition, & more! I will explain how with a few different ones later, but feel free to get creative! Best thing about this, is it really only requires a deck of cards, and something to record your answers. The great thing about this exercise is that you can scale the difficulty of it as well!

Items Needed:

  • Deck of Playing Cards
  • Notebook or paper and a pen (to record your answers)

What You Need To Do - Basic Steps

First off, shuffle your deck. Now with your deck shuffled, pull one card from the top, place it face down (no peeking!). Now this is where you can include a spirit companion if you are working on telepathy with them! Keep in mind you can also use this practice to strengthen your other clair-senses as well! Have your companion sit with you and tell you if the card you chose is red or black. Don’t worry about any other thing on the card, just red or black.

If you are trying to strengthen a intuition or anything else, try to feel if the card is red or black instead of telling a companion to tell you.

Tips: Trust your first instinct. You may just feel stronger one way or the other, get a flash of color in your head, or however you may sense it or your companion may hint it to you. Go with your gut!

Make sure to record your answers! With just doing just red & black, you have a 50% chance per card of getting it right, so when you are getting 70-80% right consistently, progress so its a little harder!

Ways To Progress The Exercise

Alright so time to make it a bit harder: progress as follows:

  1. Colors Only (Black/Red)
  2. Suits Only (Clubs, Diamonds, Hearts, Spades)
  3. Colors & Suits
  4. Face/Pip Cards Only (Ace, 2, 3, 4, King, etc)
  5. Face/Pip & Colors
  6. Face/Pip & Suits
  7. Exact Cards

Safe time to progress is when you are hitting 60-80% accuracy for the first few. Progress as you feel comfortable on the last few! Good luck!

I was taught this exercise several years ago, so credit goes to whoever really thought of it (I can’t remember who taught it to me!). But I really hope you enjoy this and it helps you!

The Eastern Front

((All I can see is Newt Scamander in the Wizarding War after losing one of his dragons, so.

Newt Scamander had jumped at the opportunity to work with creatures he so loved, and had studied for so long.  

Second Lieutenant Newton Scamander hadn’t known it would be like this.

Warnings: Descriptions of creature injury/violence and death, general warfare, etc.  Inspired by the above picture.))

It’s cold.

It’s colder than he can ever remember being, but he doesn’t feel it, not now.  His breath escapes in rapid plumes, disappearing behind him as he tears through the brush, stumbling along the Black Sea coast.  Earlier, he had been trying very hard not to think about how much colder it would be getting, once winter rolled in properly.  Now, he thinks of nothing, deaf to the explosions of spells far too close.  He ignores the shouts, the bright flashes of light; everything that could spell danger is drowned out by the suffocating panic threatening to overwhelm him now.

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Ok i saw this on Instagram and i believe someone originally posted something about it on twitter, so credit goes to whoever post i saw it on. but in the first pic when Alex is punching the ‘glass’  on the inside it is her reflection, but in the second pic from the outside you can see in. it may just be the camera angle and the fact its underwater, but could it be that the thing Alex is in is made up of 2 way mirrors. so people can see in, but Alex might not be able to see out. if this is the case, the scenes may become more distressing.

When We First Met

Summary: Soulmate au where if you draw on yourself, it shows up on your soulmate’s skin.
Warnings: None
Word Count: 1815
A/N: Thanks so much to @wanderingforhome for telling me to do this and giving me the energy to actually write something for once c: It’s based off of a post from tumblr but i couldn’t find the post again so creds goes to whoever thought of this yikes (EDIT: The post can be found here) xD Thanks for reading!
Song Creds


Dan grew up in a world of art. Where there was a pen, there was always skin to draw on, and that meant people would be able to walk the streets with art down their arms, wondering where their other half could be. Because Dan lived in a world where you could draw all over your skin and the exact same drawings would show up on your very own soulmate; the person you were meant to be with for the rest of your life.

People were absolutely obsessed with the idea of finding their soulmate. Whereas Dan didn’t particularly care if he found his straight away (Let’s be honest, he’ll find them one day so he’s not in any hurry right now), everybody was a scrambling mess of writing and drawing all down their arms so they could find theirs. That was why most people worse shorts and short sleeves, to show off the ink on their skin in hopes they would come across someone else with the same exact marks. Of course, they could always just write down their name on their skin, but that would be breaking the law.

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15 Ways To Say ‘I Love You’.

DISCLAIMER: I am not the maker of this game so credits to whoever made it! The ‘15 ways’ are my ideas but all other credit goes to the maker of this game!

This game will work in similar ways to “The Drabble Game,” Where you pick a number and a boy from a band. But, the only difference with this game is that only one boy can be chosen for each number, therefore creating 15 scenarios that I will post over time. This game will be a first come, first serve basis, so if your number is already picked, i’m sorry :( just try with a new number!

15 Ways To Say ‘I Love You’

  1. “Please don’t leave me.” || Soonyoung, Seventeen
  2. “Just you and me tonight?” || Taehyung, BTS
  3. “You’re cold? Take my sweater.” || Youngjae, GOT7
  4. “If you ever need me, I’m here.” || Jaebum, GOT7
  5. “I want you to meet my parents.” || Seungkwan, Seventeen
  6. “You’re the most important thing in my life.” || Mark, GOT7
  7. “Let me take care of it.” || Jackson, GOT7
  8. “I miss you so much.” || Kunpimook, GOT7
  9. “I’m worried about you.” || Dongmin, ASTRO
  10. “You’re the only one I see.” || Minhyuk, ASTRO
  11. “I want to spend the rest of my life with you.” || Jackson, GOT7
  12. “I feel incomplete without you.” || Jinyoung, GOT7
  13. “Rest for a while. You’re working too hard.” || Mark, GOT7
  14. “It will all be okay.” || Mark, GOT7
  15. “I love you.” || Minghao, Seventeen

xoxo Sara

anonymous asked:

heyy! i just wanna ask, when are the April/May prompts coming out?

Hey Hi! 

At the moment, as you can see on THIS page, we have 37 requests waiting to be written. Those are all based on the March prompts. Lein and I are going to try to write as many of them as possible before we post a new prompt list. 

At the moment we try to write 2 imagines a day, so if all goes well there will be a new prompt list half May. We’re already on the look out to find a good one, but if you know one feel always free to submit us a link to the original post! (We like to give credit to whoever posted it first, of course.) 

We’re already looking forward to seeing all those new requests, but we’re also really looking forward to write the 37 imagines we still have to write and we hope that they’re worth waiting for!

Loads of Love,



Seriously. One thousand and one. Compiled and edited by yours truly (sarahbellcastiel). All credit goes to whoever made them up in the first place. Please give me creds for compiling all this, though. Enjoy!!! (Also, because I’m a lazy little shit, its all in one post)

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imagine ivy pairing up with someone and they’re fighting and she throws a punch and after when they’re done whoever she was helping/fighting with, be it harley or selina (or any of the peeps she made friends with through rp that Know how to fight), goes “that was wrong. like completely wrong. your stance, the fist itself, where u hit them. all wrong.”

Shattered - Part 6

|Prologue| |Part 1| |Part 2| |Part 3| |Part 4| |Part 5| |Part 7| |Part 8| |Part 9| |Part 10|

Member: Taehyung

Genre: Angst/Fluff

Word Count: 2402

Summary: Time breaks relationships, but it can also rekindle them.

A/N: Hello, hello~ This is the longest part that I’ve have written thus far and a lot of stuff does happen. I’m still not sure as to how many parts there will be for this fic, but I’m aiming for 10? Please tell me what you think ♥︎ Enjoy xx 

Originally posted by kths

It has been a few weeks since you started working at BigHit Entertainment. For a while, you did feel out of place since all the members and staff have been working together even before the group’s debut, but the members were nothing but nice to you; especially Namjoon and Jimin. It was not long until you finally felt like a part of the BigHit family. Since you have been working so diligently these past few days and organizing the schedules for the group’s comeback, you didn’t realize that so much time has passed.

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Nashcon 2016 was one for the books. My friend and I split a Jared/Misha op and when they called us to line up we were so nervous. We got to the room and surprisingly not a lot of people had these ops, people mostly got Cockles.

So after like 5 minutes of waiting by the room, Jared just came out of the room and high fived all of us, I was dying! He looked us in the eye too and just smiled talking with some fans. I could still feel the pressure on my hand from the high five for like 5 minutes haha. Then he started walking back to the room and was like, “I got in trouble..” and made eye contact with me and I was just smiling like an idiot and he walked back inside.

To calm our nerves, Sara and I literally were just dancing to the music they were blaring, and we’d look over and Jared and Misha were dancing around too having fun in between ops! So we make it up the line, they were giving us side eyes cuz we were dancing like crazy haha. For the op in front of us, Jared was trying to fix his scarf and was like ripping it off and ended up basically knocking down part of the lighting set up for the pictures, that boy is a child trapped in an adult body I swear! It was hysterical. So now we’re ushered to walk up to them. We go up to them and say “this is our first con, so we’d like a group hug!”

“First con?!”-Misha

“First con?! How’d you guys like it?” Jared said. Sara was like “dude it was fucking awesome.” And Jared goes, “Fuck yeah high five!! Shit!” 😂Jared high fives us and so does Misha! Misha grabbed my arm to pull me in to the picture and randomly goes, “Girl, you’re ripped!!”

Jared-“Wait let me see!” Grabs my arm lol. “Wow she is!!” I’m like “thanks??” I didn’t know what to say ahaha. Jared grabs Saras arm and she’s like “I promise I’m not as ripped as her!” And Jared goes “she’s ripped too!!!” 😂😂

We take a group picture, all I remember from that was basically about to fall over because when you say you want a group hug, by golly you bet those grown men are going to be basically squeezing you to death and putting all their weight on you 😂 So after the pic I said “Dude, House of Wax, on point” (I still don’t know why I randomly brought that up lol) and he smiled and told us he was glad we came. We looked them genuinely in the eyes and were like. “Thank you guys so so much.” And then we started LITERALLY dancing away so hyper and a guy from Creation that works there walked up to us when we were getting our bags and said, “That was a great happy dance, you guys are gonna have to get back in line…because one of you guys blinked.”

We were like “oh my god this would happen to us how embarrassing” haha so we go back in line and now we’re at the very end, and get back to the front and we walked back up to them and we were looking like sad puppies and we said “We have to redo our picture, one of us blinked apparently.” and Misha was like aww ok and we took another picture, this time Misha like engulfing me in a hug and Jared grabbed Sara and I tried to like wrap my hand around everyone (and I was slightly confused because they were doing a different pose instead of redoing the group hug we had originally had, but that comes in later!) and then after the picture they commented on my arms again lol and they were like “What do you do?!”

And I said “uh I do push-ups up the stadium at my college..”

And Jared goes “where are you from?” And I said “Gainesville” and he goes “wait no way” and I said “yeah we drove 8 and a half hours to be here!” And he put his arms around us, rubbing our backs and arms we were dying and he walked us over to Adam, the guy that runs the cons and he said “this is Adam, he’s the one that puts all of these on. Adam, these girls drove 8 and a half hours from Gainesville to be here today.”

And we hugged Adam and we were like “thank you so much for doing this.” haha and Sara goes “I actually want your job” and Jared goes “it’s gonna take you like 40 years haha” and Sara goes “I’ll just start now!”

And Jared kept rubbing our backs and rubbing our arms and he said “you guys had a good time?” And we were like “yes thank you so much.” and we started to walk away and he said “hey..“ so we turned around and he genuinely looks at me and goes, “safe travels back.” And blew us a kiss and I motioned my hands and blew one back and mouthed the words “thank you.” and he winked at me and nodded his head.

Then I proceeded to bawl my eyes out once we left because I felt so extremely blessed to have had an amazing first experience with some of the guys from my favorite television show.

We waited for our pics, ready to laugh at whoever ended up blinking me or Sara. We saw on Insta some girls posting their Jared/Misha ops so we ran back to the photo op table, looked at the pics, and no one was blinking. They gave us 2 different pictures. We cried again so much and couldn’t even speak.

If you haven’t gone to a con, go. Not just Sunday, all 3 days. If you’ve never taken an op, do it. No matter how long the op is, you will feel so so special because every single one of those stars of that show love that you’re here and they genuinely appreciate it.

So so worth it. ❤️

Okay so here it goes. I’ve been planning on doing this for Jared’s birthday but it looks like he needs us now.

This blog was made for you to submit your always keep fighting stories and pictures. 

There’s a random button in there, and it’s planned for Jared and whoever needs it to click on it and randomly read stories of how he’s saved us one way or another. It’s simple, but it’s a place where he can find all of these stories and there’s no need to fight about who gets posted first or whatever because the posts will be read at random.

Jared needs our love and you can share it just by sharing a letter on this blog and it will be posted. You can request to go anon or to have your blog tagged. But please submit your stuff so we can give Jared the love he needs right now.

I will keep customizing the blog but you can submit your stuff whenever you want and I’ll keep updating it.

Thank you!

Please reblog, Jared needs our love.

Messi @ YoEstelita
  • Estelita: How does your day start?
  • Leo: Usually at Barça we train every morning so I wake up very early. I have breakfast at the club and I go back home at around 11-12 after doing my job as a professional footballer. When I arrive I wait for Antonella and Thiago to get ready. And then I prepare some mates.
  • Estelita: Are you good at those?
  • Leo: Yes, I have one every afternoon or before going to bed, I always make it because Antonella doesn't like it that much but I do, I love drinking mate.
  • Estelita: How is fatherhood going for you?
  • Leo: Everything is new, for me and for Anto. We learn something new every day, at first it was quite difficult but once you get used to it you enjoy it a lot.
  • Estelita: If Thiago wakes up crying at midnight... do you wake up to go see him?
  • Leo: Honestly I don't (Laughs). That's the only thing I never do, but it's because I wake up really early for training, that's why Anto told me that she would always handle that. Either way, we never had problems with that because Thiago goes to sleep late and wakes up until next morning.
  • Estelita: Why did you choose Thiago as his name?
  • Leo: No special reason, Antonella came up with the name and it stuck.
  • Estelita: Who changes his diapers?
  • Leo: Whoever is near him when it's needed, we have no problem with that. Maybe I'm a little lazier, but I try to do my part.
  • Estelita: You posted a video on Instagram where you were cooking, are you a good cook?
  • Leo: I did that because I lost a bet, it turned out okay but I'm not really into cooking. Antonella cooks just about everything tho, at first she didn't know how but she's learned a lot.
  • Estelita: Do you like to go to the movies?
  • Leo: We rarely go, Antonella likes it a lot but I don't. Now it's even more difficult because of Thiago, but if we don't go to the movies, we go to the park and play with him. When we have the chance to leave him with her family or mine we go out, but we prefer to stay with him all the time, we rarely do things just the two of us.
  • Estelita: Do you like asados (argie bbqs)?
  • Leo: I love getting together with my family and friends, I'm a family man. That said when it comes down to actually cook I leave it to others, I'm just there to eat (laughs)
  • Estelita: Thiago already walks... did you give him a ball so he could start playing?
  • Leo: It was the first thing I gave him (laughs), he loves the ball, he goes crazy when he sees one. The one bad thing is that he's right-footed.
  • Estelita: How would you feel if he became a football player?
  • Leo: I'd love it but it's not something I'm obsessed about. I want him to do whatever makes him happy. On the other hand, I think he might get a lot of pressure only because he's my son. The comparisons will start and I don't think that's a good thing.
  • Estelita: Will you go with him the day he starts preschool?
  • Leo: I'd love to always be with him. Take him to school and pick him up with his mom and participate whenever there's an event at school. My intention is to be with him as much as I can, even more now that he's so little and everything is new for him, but sometimes because of the trips I have to make with the club that might be difficult.
  • Estelita: Are you a tidy person?
  • Leo: I am, I hate messy places. Actually between me and Antonella, I think she's more disorganized.
  • Estelita: Do you like going to the supermarket?
  • Leo: Antonella is the one in charge of that, but I try to go and help her.

What’s the most amazing thing about the #karezi tag?

The fact that this one picture

(made by paperseverywhere)

Gets reposted so much that I actually have so much trouble finding the image source using Google’s backwards image search that I had to go a couple years back to find the source from when I first reblogged it from her.

THIS is a perfect example about how reposting art can make giving credit to the original artist/author VERY difficult. Not impossible, but it sure brings a headache.

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[So I breached 150 followers at some point during the day but I’ve been busy getting some stuff done, so here’s the celebration majigger!

As a select few of you may know I’ve spent the last week working on a Fire Emblem themed shirt. That’s right, an FE thing you can wear preferably on your torso! The design is 98% finalized and I’ll get getting a demo (or whatever you want to call it) printed hopefully sometime this week so I can see what it’s like and touch it up where necessary.

So what’ll be the prize of this giveaway? If all goes well with the shirt the winner of this Reblog give away will receive the first non-test printed shirt and on top of that I will ensure that the back is customized with your name or your muse’s name or the name of whoever the hell you may be handing it off to as a gift. Of course, I will need your mailing address should you win and all of those details will be sorted out in post.

One reblog per person, one reblog = one entry, contest ends 11:59pm EST July 27th, 2014.

Thank you for all the wonderful support you guys have continued to give me over the past however long this blog has been up. It feels like a long time and I’ve enjoyed every moment of it :)]

anonymous asked:

Why is your OTP RusAme when USUK is more supported by canon?

Canon or not doesn’t matter to me, and I ship basically everything, RusAme is just my favourite one.

However, there’s definitely a lot of canon that goes against USUK, for example:

Sitting in Busby’s chair is said to kill whoever sits in it:

Britain is literally trying to kill America. However, each time he tries to get America to sit in it, Russia sits first, destroying it.

Russia basically saves America’s life multiple times by thwarting Britain’s plan. 

First of all, picture credit goes to http://fanofmusty.tumblr.com/

This post probably won’t be so interesting but as I saw this picture, I remember Aliya from last year. She always does that. She sits down and looks at the bars, whoever is on there. She was always one rotation behind me so when I was finishing bars, she was about to start, so she was just sitting there, putting her grips on and looking. I had mixed feelings about it because I wished I could have asked what is she thinking, if it’s bad or good or whatever.

She also did that with Noémi I remember, she used to sit there and didn’t take her eyes off of her while she was doing her routine.

So my point is, if that is even a point, is that she does like to look around and just see what’s happening.


Fake Girlfriend (Part 1 of 2)

(Part 2)

Pairing: Alex x female reader

Setting: Modern college AU

Prompts: 63 – “Just pretend to be my date” (slightly edited shhh), 64 – “Are you really gonna leave without asking me the question you’ve been dying to ask me?”, and 69 – “Those things you said yesterday, did you mean them?” (also slightly edited)

Author’s note: I’ve had a few ideas for fics that I want to write, but this was the main one, so I wanted to post it and see what you guys think. If you like it, I can start writing the others and then see how that goes. I might start taking requests after that, but I wanted you guys to get an idea of my own writing and style and ideas first. I stole a few prompts I love from a post floating around of like 400 prompts (whoever posted that, thank you! If anyone has the link to it, please send it my way so I can give proper credit and reblog it in the future when I take requests). The story will be in two parts because I take after Alex, I seriously don’t know when to stop writing. Thank you so much for reading! :)

Word count: 2,235 (I told you I don’t know how to shut up)

TW: A bit of swearing

It was a normal Friday night, sitting on the couch in your small off-campus apartment with your best friend and long-time crush you’d never admit to, Alexander Hamilton. You had been best friends for most of your lives, and in the summer before your junior year of college, he suggested that you get an apartment together. You had roomed blind your freshman year and ended up paired with a girl named Eliza Schuyler. You became really close really quickly, and you decided to room together your sophomore year, as well. You were scared to tell her about Alex’s suggestion, but when you did, she revealed that she had been considering getting an apartment with her sisters, Angelica and Peggy. You still talked all the time and hung out with her and her sisters plenty, but you agreed it was for the best. You missed each other, but you were both beyond happy with your new roommates.

You and Alex had a tradition of celebrating the end of every week by staying in with each other every Friday night. Sometimes you watched movies, sometimes TV shows, sometimes you had to spend half an hour picking up popcorn because neither of you could ever seem to aim perfectly at the other’s mouth. But you guys didn’t care what you did. You were just happy to spend the time together and wind down from the crazy week.

This week, he had been especially stressed about something that he kept promising he would tell you about later. When he came home that Friday night, you tried to finally get it out of him, but he insisted on relaxing first. You let it slide, and you had been binging your favorite show on Netflix since.

The second the third episode ended, he faced you. You turned to face him in return and your heart dropped when you realized how frantic and frazzled he looked.

“Hey, Y/N, remember that time I stayed up all night with you when you couldn’t sleep because of a scary movie?” he asked.

“You mean the one you made me watch?” You gave him an innocent smile he knew was anything but. “Yeah, I remember.”

“You know I love you, right?”

You nodded, getting confused. “Yes.”

“And you know I’d do anything for you?”

“What do you want, Alex?”

He let out a deep breath and took in another as his hands started fidgeting in his lap. “Would you pretend to be my girlfriend?”

You blinked at him in shock. “What? Why do you need a fake girlfriend?”

“I was in a fight with Thomas.” You might as well have stopped him there. Thomas Jefferson was in a few different classes with Alex and they absolutely despised each other. You couldn’t even count the number of times Alex had come home complaining about Thomas and you had to calm him down — and you weren’t even through your second month of the semester. If anyone could get under Alex’s skin and spur him to make a ridiculous decision, it was Thomas Jefferson. “He kept listing off reasons no one would ever date me, and I might have snapped and told him that we were dating.”

You opened your mouth to ask him why exactly he had thought that was a good idea, but he continued.

“It made perfect sense at the time! We live together and we spend practically all of our time together, anyway, so it’s not that unbelievable. He started saying that there was no way we could be together because you’re too pretty and too smart to be with me, and finally he said if I want to prove it, we have to go to his party tomorrow night.”

“You know there are a lot of other ways you could’ve handled this, right?”

He dropped his chin and looked up at you with an expression of guilt and sorrow. “I know.”

You shrugged and smiled gently down at him. “Okay. As long as you acknowledge it. Sure, I’ll be your fake girlfriend.”

He immediately perked up. “You will?!”

You couldn’t help but laugh at his enthusiasm and simply nodded. He shot forward and threw his arms around you, knocking you down against the seat of the couch, not that you really minded.

“Thank you, thank you, thank you! I so owe you!”

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You and Alex walked up to Thomas’s apartment hand in hand. You could hear the sounds of people talking and laughing and music just loud enough to evade any problems with neighbors or building policy. Before knocking on the door, Alex paused and met your eyes.

“Are you sure about this? I feel so bad that—”

“Alex,” you said firmly, effectively shutting him up, “I spent an hour with you last night figuring out details about our ‘relationship’ so that we were on the same page and could answer questions easily. I’m pretty sure I could’ve backed out then if I wanted to.”

He smiled lightly at you. “You are truly the best person I know.” With that, he raised your hand to his lips and kissed the back of it gently, then knocked on the door. You willed yourself not to focus on it or think too much of it. You were best friends and you had been known to act enough like a couple at times. That was just your dynamic. And, if anything, he was probably using it as a way to get in the right mindset.

Thomas opened the door, his smile becoming more of a smirk upon seeing Alex. He stepped aside to make room in the doorway.

“Please, come in.”

You both stepped inside and looked around to take in the furnishings that were definitely a bit more gaudy than you would’ve expected. Then again, Thomas’s garish style was something Alex frequently brought up when he came home.

“Welcome to my humble abode.”

Alex raised his eyebrows at Thomas. “Nothing about you is humble.”

Thomas simply smirked at Alex again, and you wrapped your free hand around his arm to pull his attention away as your eyes scanned for an excuse to walk away. When your gaze landed on Eliza and her sisters, you grinned.

“Thank you for inviting us, Thomas. Alex, I see the Schuyler sisters. Let’s go say hi.”

Alex nodded and you began to walk over to them. But, as you did, a loud shout came from across the room.


You turned to see Alex’s three closest friends other than you, John Laurens, Hercules Mulligan, and Lafayette. You had been wondering what Lafayette’s full name was; you had only ever heard them call him Lafayette or some variation of that. You made a mental note to ask Alex later that night.

“Go,” you said, laughing lightly. “I’ll catch up with you in a bit.”

He leaned in to press another kiss to the side of your head before heading over to his friends. You continued on to the Schuyler sisters and quickly found yourself hugging each of them. Once you had pulled away from Peggy, you saw Eliza giving you a knowing smile and Angelica crossing her arms.

“The last I knew, you were head over heels for Alex, but you had no intention of telling him,” Eliza said.

“And I’d like to assume you would have told us if something happened between you two,” Angelica added.

You shook your head at them and smiled. You gave a quick glance behind you to make sure Thomas was nowhere in earshot before speaking. “Oh, no, we’re still just friends. Long story short, we’re pretending so he can prove a point to Thomas.”

“Uh-huh,” Angelica said, clearly unconvinced.

You looked to Eliza for an explanation, but she just smiled and gave her attention to her older sister.

“He asked you to be his fake girlfriend?” Angelica asked. You nodded. “He could’ve asked anyone else.”

“Or been honest and understood that Thomas’s words don’t mean anything,” you interjected.

Angelica dropped her hands down to her hips. “But he didn’t. He wanted this. And he probably figured it was the closest he could get to ever actually dating you.”

“You’re just saying that because you want me to be happy.”

She smiled. “I do, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. The look on his face when he went to kiss you was absolutely real.” Her eyes flickered to the side and her smile grew wider. “And he’s now looked over his shoulder at you three times and looked more embarrassed every time.”

“Probably because they’re giving him shit about being in a relationship. You know how those guys are.”

“Fine. Don’t believe me. Go over there and find out what they’re talking about.”

Knowing Eliza would be no help, you glanced at Peggy. She just shrugged.

“Angelica is really good at reading people. I’d trust her.”

You sighed and went to grab drinks as an excuse. You picked up your favorite pop and Alex’s favorite and made your way over to him.

“Y/N?” you heard him say, but as you looked up, it was clear it was in response to his friends rather than to you. They hadn’t noticed you; there were too many people around. “She’s amazing. Being with her is…the best thing that’s ever happened to me. She’s so wonderful, and she makes me want to always try to be a better person to be worthy of her. I just feel so lucky, every day, to have her in my life and to be a part of hers. Every time I come home and see her, I just can’t believe that I get to do that every day.”

You did your best to ignore the butterflies having a field day in your stomach.

“Dude, you’re totally in love with her,” John said.

“I know,” Alex replied. The look on his face made your breath catch in your throat. It was so sweet, and so genuine. And you swore there was a hint of fear and…pain?

You closed the space between you two and placed your hand on his back. He turned his head to look at you, his eyes lighting up in their usual warmth as he smiled at you.

“Hey, beautiful.” He brought his arm around your back to place his hand on your waist and pull you closer to him.

You held up his drink. “Hey. I was just getting a drink and I thought you might want one, too.”

He took it, and his eyes settled on you in a way that made you feel like you were the only two in the room. You quickly shoved the thought aside when he thanked you. You nodded, smiled at his friends, and returned to the Schuyler sisters. They were all grinning at you and you felt your face heat up.

“He’s pretending,” you insisted. “It doesn’t mean anything.”

“Uh-huh,” Angelica said again, but they left it at that, which you were grateful for.

You spent the next half hour or so talking to them about anything and everything. You learned that Angelica had switched to a Women’s Studies major, Eliza was starting both piano and French lessons, and Peggy was becoming friends with a girl named Maria. Eventually, people began to trickle out until it was you, the Schuyler sisters, Alex, his friends, and Thomas. You wound up sitting in his living room together. You were with Alex on the couch, cuddled up against his side, your knees resting in his lap and his arm around you. You liked your current position a lot more than you’d be willing to admit even to yourself.

You could feel Thomas’s eyes on the two of you on and off as the conversation flowed between the group. Around what you were convinced was the 50th time Thomas had been watching you, you nestled your head between Alex’s neck and shoulder. You felt his arm tighten around you and you found yourself smiling before you could even think to stop yourself. You maneuvered your head just enough to look up at him. He returned your gaze and you could see his eyes smile before his mouth followed. He leaned down to plant a soft kiss on your forehead. He planted one more on the top of your head as you brought it back to its original position to try and keep your attention on the rest of the group and not on the way the warmth of his body felt against yours.

John, Lafayette, and Hercules couldn’t contain themselves. They couldn’t stop talking about how cute they thought you guys were. It didn’t matter what topic the conversation was on, they would state it randomly and often. Every time they spoke up, Thomas seemed to lighten up a little, and you appreciated the work they didn’t even know they were doing.

“I just can’t believe it finally happened,” John said when there was a pause long enough for him to speak up.

“It certainly took them long enough,” Lafayette added.

“We really should’ve placed bets on them or something,” Hercules said.

About another hour later, you were all getting ready to head home for the night. You hugged the Schuyler sisters and Alex’s friends goodbye. Before you and Alex could head out the door, though, Thomas stopped you.

“Okay,” he said plainly.

“Okay?” Alex asked, half confused, half mocking him.

“I’ve made my decision.”