Porque eu bem sei os pensamentos que tenho a vosso respeito, diz o Senhor; pensamentos de paz, e não de mal, para vos dar o fim que esperais.
Então me invocareis, e ireis, e orareis a mim, e eu vos ouvirei.
Don't believe the lies others or the devil try to tell you
Lately I had been letting the devil win not on purpose but I got so distracted in the noise of the world and the circumstances of why i couldn’t do things. i was letting myself become isolated and that when we are most vulnerable the devil wants to make you feel defeated by steal your happiness. But when I started praying this verse popped into my head
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:10)
My life was going to work and watching tv and sleeping. I had found excuses for not going to church which were the lamest because yes i had to get my dad up but he would have been willing to drive me. Things had changed so the group i was going to i wasn’t able to do anymore. All these things added up to equal a lonely me.
God reminded me there was other groups and opportunities to socialize once i put the noise and the excuses aside.
The huge Lie i was believing was that i had to be like the world. Granted i have never been that way but when people like grandparents and your father tell you to be like others your age and be normal. It makes you feel bad about yourself. I dress modestly, I don’t party…
but God reminded me that i am not of this world and that
I should not conform to the patterns of this world but be of gods by renewing my mind and spending time with him.
God has great plans for you beyond your wildest dreams but the devil wants to rob you of it so guard your heart.
7. What clothing do they like to wear, and what do they wear most often?
He likes his dark jackets. Dark denim, leather, anything he can wear that makes him look inconspicuous but also intimidating – he loves it. He also wears a lot of jeans, a lot of white shirts, and a lot of boots. (He kind of dresses like a greaser, tbh.) Not to mention the turtlenecks. He’ll wear turtlenecks and be absolutely unrepentant.
9. As a child, what did they want to be when they grew up? Did they realize their dream?
Ron wanted to be a dog walker when he was really little – mostly because he adored dogs. Dogs are great. His neighbor had a huge sheepdog who would chase Ron around, so Ron was convinced he’d one day get to walk that dog. He wanted to walk ALL the dogs. As he got older he decided he wanted to be a police officer, but by the time he got to high school he was kind of out of that idea. He wanted somewhere that he could do some good while be in a position of authority and stick to a strict regime. He never realized how perfect the army was for him until he was in it. Now, he can only imagine how amazed little Ron would be at the sight of him in his dress uniform.
11. What do they do when they need comfort? Do they seek out a person, a food, an activity, etc?
Ron does not seek out comfort from anyone, and people are usually too scared to offer any assistance to him. If anything, he’ll try to get his aggression out – he might go to a shooting range to work on his aim, or he fighting ring, just to freaking hit something. Tbh, that’s how he comforts himself – hitting things. He needs to get his bad emotions out somehow, and it’s better to do it this way and get a sense of satisfaction from it than to take his emotions out on someone else.
12. Do they sing or play any musical instruments, even if just for fun? How well?
I’m not saying he can’t, but he won’t. You’d have to really catch him on a full moon to find Ron singing. He’s not a musical person in general. The closest he’s ever come to playing a musical instrument was the piano lessons he took for two years as a kid, but he’s retained nothing from them (and has an ingrained dislike of pianos to this day). Drunk Ron has been known to hum a few melodies when alone, but that’s as far as he’ll go. (He knows every song from Moana, Billy Joel’s greatest hits, and the Ghostbusters theme.) He actually has a really nice singing voice – smooth, low, with just a bit of vibrato. His voice is good for lullabies, or singing to calm someone down.
29. How do they arrange or decorate their living space?
He’s pretty spartan. He doesn’t need much to make himself comfortable, mostly because he doesn’tneed to be comfortable. He doesn’t spend much time at home. He’s got a couch, a table, a few chairs, and a bed – but his space doesn’t feel all that lived in. (He also has no sense of interior design. He’s got a plaid couch, striped chairs, and no regrets.) None of his furniture is too comfortable; he mostly just has furniture to have it.
For God knows the plans He has for you, not to harm you but to prosper you, plans to put you through fire and trials and tribulations and sharpening and perfecting and spiritual surgery and maybe read the book of Jeremiah and the entire Bible before building a whole theology on a single verse.
Chatroom log transcribed by *name expunged* on *date expunged*. Screen names presumably substituted by account holders’ real names for easier reference. Whether incident described was real or fabricated cannot be determined, as transcriber has vanished without a trace.
[11:29:09 PM] – Jon has joined the chatroom
[11:29:14 PM] – Matt has joined the chatroom
[11:29:16 PM] Jon: holla
[11:29:20 PM] Matt: holla!
[11:29:22 PM] Matt: haha
[11:29:31 PM] Matt: what the crap was sabatini talking about Tuesday?
[11:30:02 PM] Jon: I wasn’t in class Tuesday.
[11:30:03 PM] Matt: about the futurists
[11:30:09 PM] Jon: I was sick.
[11:30:13 PM] Matt: oh. you were ditchin
[11:30:22 PM] Jon: no I was sick. swear to god.
[11:30:22 PM] Matt: :D
[11:30:33 PM] Jon: came down with a cold or something.
[11:30:40 PM] Matt: whatever ditcher
[11:30:45 PM] Matt: holla Jimi!
[11:31:30 PM] Matt: nice to see you too. fuck.
[11:31:31 PM] Matt: holla! >:(
[11:31:33 PM] Jon: Jimi’s idle again.
[11:31:40 PM] Matt: hate how he does that. just logs in and walks away
[11:31:42 PM] Jon: or he’s toking up.
[11:31:51 PM] Matt: haha
[11:32:10 PM] Jon: what’s your deal with Sabatini’s class?
[11:32:59 PM] Matt: the futurist manifestos. supposed to have read em but I didn’t make any sense out of em
[11:33:04 PM] Matt: something about cars and graveyards and shit
[11:33:21 PM] Matt: and you know how he just throws the material at us and expects us to learn something like we got mind-reading powers
[11:33:34 PM] Jon: what you put into his classes is what you take out of it.
[11:33:41 PM] Jon: he expects each of us to decide what’s significant about the material.
[11:34:19 PM] Matt: shit I coulda just not signed up for the class and bought the book and read it on my own time then
[11:34:21 PM] Matt: >:(
[11:34:27 PM] Matt: hey bro I gotta skate ill see ya l8er
[11:34:35 PM] Jon: ok later.
[11:34:36 PM] Matt: see ya Jimi!
[11:34:49 PM] – Matt has left the chatroom
[11:39:40 PM] – Jimi is no longer idle
[11:40:02 PM] Jimi: jon you there?
[11:40:19 PM] Jon: yeah.
[11:40:26 PM] Jimi: the neighborhood is gone
[11:40:27 PM] Jon: Jimi how come you don’t answer my calls?
[11:40:32 PM] Jon: what?
[11:40:40 PM] Jimi: the neighborhood is gone
[11:41:05 PM] Jon: I don’t follow you.
[11:41:29 PM] Jimi: somethings wrong
[11:41:35 PM] Jimi: can you see outside your windows?
[11:41:51 PM] Jon: what you been smoking Jimi?
[11:41:59 PM] Jimi: can you see outside your windows?
[11:42:18 PM] Jon: yeah.
[11:42:26 PM] Jimi: what do you see?
[11:42:31 PM] Jon: street lights.
[11:42:38 PM] Jon: Jimi what’s your problem man?
[11:42:49 PM] Jimi: i dont see street lights
[11:42:55 PM] Jimi: i dont see anything. just black. the neighborhood is gone.
[11:43:22 PM] Jon: Jimi if you’re tripping again I’m coming over there to beat your ass. I’m serious.
[11:43:58 PM] Jimi: im not tripping i swear. everything is just gone.
[11:44:20 PM] Jon: the lights on your street probably just burnt out
[11:49:00 PM] – Jimi is idle
[11:50:29 PM] Jon: you still there?
[12:19:53 AM] – Jon has left the chatroom
[10:54:20 PM] – Jon has joined the chatroom
[10:54:28 PM] Jon: Jimi how are you today? Everything all right?
[10:55:19 PM] Jon: Jimi talk to me buddy. You feeling all right?
[10:59:12 PM] – Jimi is no longer idle
[10:59:25 PM] Jimi: theres nothing outside
[10:59:58 PM] Jon: Jimi do you want me to come over?
[11:00:25 PM] Jimi: no dont come over
[11:00:29 PM] Jimi: stay there
[11:00:58 PM] Jon: Jimi what the fuck man? What’s going on over there?
[11:05:58 PM] – Jimi is idle
[11:07:06 PM] Jon: I’m getting tired of this Jimi.
[11:10:54 PM] Jon: grow up.
[11:30:01 PM] – Matt has joined the chatroom
[11:30:08 PM] Matt: holla!!!!
[11:30:14 PM] Matt: holla Jimi :D
[11:31:07 PM] Matt: Jimi you aint been at school in three days. Spring break isn’t for another month yo
[11:31:00 PM] – Jimi is no longer idle
[11:31:09 PM] Jimi: matt can you see outside your windows?
[11:31:23 PM] Matt: yeah I see ladies dancing
[11:31:39 PM] Matt: and theyre callin your name Jimi! They want yuh!
[11:31:41 PM] Jimi: i cant see anything. its pitch black outside my house.
[11:31:50 PM] Matt: for real?
[11:31:52 PM] Jimi: the neighborhoods gone. i dont know where i am.
[11:32:01 PM] Matt: haha what?
[11:32:02 PM] Jon: Jesus is he still going on about that?
[11:32:11 PM] Matt: whats he talking about Jon?
[11:32:30 PM] Jon: he’s being an asshole. He was babbling about it yesterday too.
[11:32:51 PM] Matt: haha Jimi whatre you on man? You take your meds?
[11:33:22 PM] Jimi: im not on anything
[11:33:56 PM] Jon: Jimi I’m coming over.
[11:33:58 PM] Jimi: im fuckin scared and all you guys do is give me shit
[11:34:09 PM] Jimi: no i told you dont come over
[11:34:10 PM] – Jon has left the chatroom
[11:58:12 PM] – Jon has joined the chatroom
[11:58:14 PM] Jimi: one was scratching on the window a minute ago
[11:58:27 PM] Matt: welcome to the twilight zone Jon haha
[11:58:39 PM] Jon: Christ Jimi what happened?
[11:58:40 PM] Matt: you’re missin out on some crazy shit
[11:58:51 PM] Jon: what happened to your house Jimi?
[11:59:02 PM] Matt: whats up with his house?
[11:59:07 PM] Jimi: did you go to my house jon?
[11:59:18 PM] Jon: it isn’t there. Just a foundation.
[11:59:19 PM] Jimi: i told you to stay away
[11:59:30 PM] Jon: Jimi what happened?
[11:59:31 PM] Matt: Jon are you serious?
[12:01:13 AM] Jimi: theres movement outside now. i cant see anything but i can hear things.
[12:01:53 AM] Jimi: i hear people talking outside real quiet. im scared to go near the windows.
[12:02:17 AM] Jon: Jimi when did this happen?
[12:03:11 AM] Jimi: did you see davan kellys painting?
[12:03:25 AM] Jon: yeah I think so. The scary one, right?
[12:04:15 AM] Jimi: he invited me over a couple times as a critic. he painted about a dozen of them and he wanted to know which one was scariest. i pointed to that one with the twisted face like a nightmare peeking out of the dark and told him it was like looking at a bad dream.
[12:04:59 AM] – Matt is idle
[12:05:02 AM] Jimi: and i dreamt about the thing in his painting that night. it wore shadow like a cloak and the face was distorted like something laying at the bottom of a pool when the waves havent settled.
[12:05:45 AM] Jimi: it just stood staring at me
[12:06:00 AM] Jon: damn.
[12:07:06 AM] Jimi: davan called me over again and when i got there he had all these new paintings, all worse than the one i picked before.
[12:07:40 AM] Jimi: i never saw anything so horrible
[12:07:56 AM] Jon: that bad, huh?
[12:09:11 AM] Jimi: no no no
[12:09:29 AM] Jimi: not poorly done horrible. never want to see again horrible. you shoulda seen them. they were almost alive
[12:13:42 AM] Jimi: i saw the thing in my sleep again, and there were others. they all stared at me like i was interrupting something and i still couldn’t make out their faces enough to see their eyes but davan said youre not supposed to look them in the eyes because youll freeze up and thats how they get you.
[12:14:30 AM] Jimi: davan saw how bad they made my skin crawl and he smiled
[12:15:10 AM] Jon: I haven’t seen Davan around campus. Did he lock himself in his studio?
[12:15:12 AM] Jimi: and after class one day he told me the things were from his dreams. he used to dream about them as a kid and they used to scare him, and then one day he stopped seeing them.
[12:15:59 AM] Jimi: but he started painting them and somehow they came back. he said he could make them appear in his dreams more vividly the more he painted them.
[12:16:28 AM] Jimi: he had this theory that when we sleep sometimes we see glimpses of other worlds and it might be possible to bring part of those worlds into ours
[12:18:56 AM] Jimi: davan told me that sometimes the paintings would show a twitch of movement or change slightly when he looked away. or he’d be walking past the studio door and hear his name being whispered in there. he said it scared him at first but he got used to it after a while and figured he was progressing.
[12:19:30 AM] Jimi: he was crazy. i think he wanted to meet one of them in person.
[12:18:37 AM] Jon: is he there with you?
[12:19:04 AM] Jimi: no hes gone and im next.
[12:21:00 AM] Jimi: he called me over for one last critique. he said it was really important to him and i didnt believe the shit he said before about the paintings moving. i didnt believe him. i thought he was just nuts but we were pals and i just wanted to help.
[12:26:00 AM] – Jimi is idle
[12:29:00 AM] Jon: Jimi you still there?
[12:29:11 AM] – Jimi is no longer idle
[12:29:31 AM] Jimi: davan opened the door and smiled like everything was normal. all the lights were out in his house and i started to ask him why but thats when i saw the shadows
[12:31:44 AM] Jimi: they moved like there was people swimming in them
[12:32:10 AM] Jimi: he invited me in but i turned and ran
[12:34:12 AM] Jimi: that was last weekend and this monday i woke up thinking it was the middle of the night but it was one in the afternoon and i couldnt see outside.
[12:39:12 AM] – Jimi is idle
[12:49:01 AM] – Matt is no longer idle
[12:49:10 AM] Matt: jesus man you weren’t kidding
[12:49:32 AM] Matt: Jimi you got some weird crap happening in your neighborhood
i want to go back to the day we met and relive those 6 months. not to change anything, but i wanna feel a few things once more. i know what’s happened is for the best. and i know you’re probably much happier now, without me, and that’s okay. things happened to us the way they were meant to, things hurt now because they felt so good then. it had to happen so that next time i meet someone, someone as good as you, ill recognize that and appreciate it more than i did with you. i know i was never good at appreciating things. i guess what im saying is, i know you have to mess up with someone good so you do things right with someone great. what im saying is, i wish i had met someone good before i met you, so that you could be my someone great.
what im saying is, im sorry things happened the way they did. im sorry you had to try so hard to break my rib cage to get to my heart. im sorry it wasn’t easier for you, for me.
what im saying is, a piece of me will always love the piece of you that was mine for six beautiful months.
but mostly im saying thank you. thank you for showing me such a beautiful part of yourself, thank you for giving me that experience. thank you for seeing my soul.
what im saying is thank you, and goodbye.
i forgive you. please forgive me too.
A few notes: First, I’m sorry for not getting back to your questions yet. I’ve been pretty busy with holidays, birthdays, job stuff, and kittens. I have a week or two of (mostly really short) stories translated so hopefully sometime before that runs out I can finally answer your questions.
Regarding this story! Nobody used an ID so I’m changing OP’s heading to OP to make things less confusing. Also, my word processor butchered my formatting. I tried to fix it here, but it’s still not wanting to look right.
YOI not!fic: White Collar/Mr & Mrs Smith fusion AU
Okay so I am already suspecting this may be a terrible idea, but whatever, I have a lifetime subscription to the poor life choices club and those terrible people known as my friends egged me on, SO.
Background: I’ve been doing not!fics for YOI off the cuff in chats for the lols because I enjoy coming up with the plot for elaborate AUs without the effort of actually writing them. (I am mostly too lazy to actually write them, especially when I should theoretically be writing something else.) @of-sevenseas put in a specific request for a Mr & Mrs Smith AU to distract her from spoilers before she could watch episode 11.
I maybe went all out. It sort of turned into a White Collar fusion along the way. BUT THAT IS OKAY.
So without further ado: I give you a ridiculous thief!Victor x Interpol!Yuuri not!fic. (Still in chat form FYI.)