we could, we should

rating: g.

pairing: alex/nicolas.

words: 1388.

summary: modernday!au wherein alex is a writer and nicolas is a photographer and fate is a little shit, really.

note: advanced apologies for any mistakes. this was inspired by zion.t’s ‘she’ feat. beenzino. and im rusty with writing so i’M VERY SORRY. ESPECIALLY ABOUT THE CHARACTERISATION BC NIC IS A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO DEPICT.

fate comes in the form of an afternoon breeze that sweeps its way into the sorry excuse of a café that’s tucked far beyond the twists and turns of new york city. its fingers are curious and its toes are playful, and with a mischievous giggle, fate decides to take one of the papers on alex benedetto’s table and blow it away into another customer’s lunch.

“my god— i’m sorry,” alex says and abandons her table, shuffling away with heels against tiles towards the other victim of fate’s pranks.

the other customer— victim— whatever— shakes his head and picks the gravy-stained paper with his index finger and thumb.

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Today the system and philosophy of institutionalized racism identified by Dr. King no longer exists.

Read that sentence again.

I would love to know what universe the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal lives in. 

Oh wait, it’s this one, it’s just that they’re privileged enough to believe this bullshit.

(photo via @deray on Twitter.)

I loved this moment because of Crown Princess Victorias emotion as Princess Sofia walks towards Prince Carl Philip.  Then as Im re-watching to make sure I didn’t mess anything up, I finally focused on King Carl Gustaf.  

There are two kinds of people at weddings.  


The ruling royal couples and the heir apparents of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Spain, & The United Kingdom, with their signatures.

  • King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, and Crown Prince Daniel of Sweden.
  • King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway.
  • Queen Margrethe II, Crown Prince Frederik, and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.
  • King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, and Leonor, Princess of Asturias, of Spain.
  • Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Charles, the Prince of Wales, and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall/Rothesay of The United Kingdom.

You still don’t get it. None of you do! We know what needs to be done and we do it. We’re the ones who live. You! You just sit and plan and hesitate. You pretend like you know when you don’t! You wish things weren’t what they are. Well, you wanna live? You want this place to stay standing? Your way of doing things is gone! Things don’t get better because you… you want them to. Starting right now, we have to live in the real world. We have to control who lives here.

That’s never been more clear to me than it is right now. 

Me? Me? You… you mean me?! Your way’s gonna destroy this place! It’s gonna get people killed. It’s already gotten people killed. I’m not gonna stand by and just let it happen. If you don’t fight, you die!