Buddhist altar cloth (uchishiki). Japanese,
late Edo or Meiji era, 19th century.23 5/8 x 33 1/16 in. Bast fiber (hemp?)
plain-weave ground, silk embroidery (shishû), gold metallic thread couching
(koma-nui), glass. Triangular Buddhist
altar cloth (uchishiki) with design of two dragons, with glass eyes, and clouds
in various shades of blue, red, pink, and green silk embroidery and gold
metallic thread couching on a dark blue embroidered plain-weave hemp ground;
natural plain-weave silk. William Sturgis Bigelow Collection, MFA
This of course was turning into a series! Planning a slow burn, let me know!
I didn’t see Finn again that night. He blew it out the park
in his match, and a win against Bray Wyatt was exactly what he needed-
hopefully putting an end to that feud. Rumour had it that Vince McMahon himself
was impressed both with Finn, and his demon paint that night.
It was the next Raw when I caught a glimpse of him, just a
flash of blue eyes and dark hair. I had been attaching cables near the gorilla
position when I saw him in grey moving
round the corner and out of sight. The arena had been buzzing with a
sort of nervous energy, people knew something was going down they just didn’t
know what. As part of the cable crew
tonight I would be needed backstage in case anything went wrong with the wires.
I got a call to gorilla with a monitor screen down and
grabbed my tools before leaving. Sasha was there when I arrived and we both
shared a smile. I wished her luck and she nodded her thanks, it was her turn to
interrupt Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax’s match. I set my bag down in the small area
I was working with and got underneath the table to see which cables had mixed
up where when I heard him. “This is your only shot. I was impressed- and the
paint made it better- but now you’ve gotta wow me Fergal. If this doesn’t work
we must move onto something else, and I’m afraid it might be back onto the
shelf for a couple months if this isn’t over with the crowd.” Vince McMahon’s
voice was quiet but held the tone of threat. Whatever Finn was trying tonight
could spell stars or slums, make or break style. Feet shuffled near me as I
reattached the correct cable and climbed out from under the table. I kept my
eyes on the ground and was trying to work my way out of the gorilla when I was
stopped by Vince himself. “The screen fixed?” I answered with a ‘yes sir’ and
tried not to freak out that the boss was speaking to me.
“She’s the lass that did my paint” Finn’s voice sung out from
across the room and I tensed. That voice had been the backing for many a dream
since I had painted his near naked body. Vince studied me and I felt like I owed
an explanation. “I don’t work in make-up sir, I’m lighting and technical. I
only help when they’re overrun…” My voice went near silent at the end and Vince
continued to study me, I saw Finn shift towards me out the corner of my eye.
Vince nodded finally, and I breathed a sigh of relief. I readjusted my tool bag
in my hand and made towards the exit.
“I think you should be moved into
make-up from now on, only dabble in tech.” Vince’s voice made me turn around,
but by this time his attention was elsewhere. It was Finn’s blank stare that
caught me off guard, he looked like he was staring right through me. I tried a
small smile and when he didn’t react, I near enough ran from the room. I could
still feel his stare from behind me.
“Stop staring, not only have you freaked her out- you’re starting to
freak me out too.” Karl Anderson broke Finn’s gaze after the crew member. Finn
visibly shuddered and looked to Karl “What was I doing?” Karl rolled his eyes
at Finn and dragged him to the front of the gorilla position, they were next
out. “Stop drifting off like that man, me and Gallows aren’t always gonna be
here to snap you out of it. And you’re freaking people out.” Finn paled
“Again?” when Karl nodded, Finn’s head dropped towards the floor. Gallows
stepped forward, eyes glinting in the lights as their music hit. “OGBC, come on
now boys let’s get this party started”
Raw that night was amazing to watch, from what I heard. The
implications of Balor, Anderson and Gallows all back together again were
causing waves in the wrestling world. Apparently even some BC members were
sniffing towards WWE now they had seen their family reunited. Of course I would
have heard all of this myself if I was still at the arena, my encounter with
Finn and Vince had left me shaken. Stacey had left me messages telling me where
to meet her and what time, as well as I would be training first before fully
integrated into the make-up squad.
I was at the nearest café when the texts came through,
specifically from Kimberly. I could guess she was the closest thing I had to a
good friend at work, and she was filling me in on the rumours.
They’re calling it the Balor club, can
you believe it?
mean Finn did start it so it would make sense, also BC… Get it?
I know, and
now rumour has it Omega could be looking this way for once. After his match
with Jericho, now a BC formation?
guess why it caught his attention, but it might not be all good reasons.
you say that?
Put it this
way, WWE have just tried suing you for using half their stuff mixed together
and has tried to stop you from using catch phrases etc. Now they’re fighting
back by copying you? It makes BC look good outside, like we don’t have any good
you put it like that…
mean to burst your bubble Kim..
I sighed and finished my coffee, taking my time to pack my
things away and get ready to travel to the next town. Normally I would have
shared with Kim, but considering my new job title I thought it best to get to
the next town early. I hadn’t really had any time to think about why I had
suddenly been moved to make-up and what it meant overall. I hadn’t even thought
about… Finn. I did his paint for a show, which he is notorious for only doing
on his own, then told in front of the boss that I had done said paint, yet
stared and had said nothing else to me. And what happened with Stacey… The
change in him, like it wasn’t even him really. Next month’s Pay Per View was
going to be interesting…
Taylor Swift song: Either ‘Stay Stay Stay’ or ‘Forever & Always’
Non-Taylor Swift song: currently Let Me Go- Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso
What is your favourite flower, tree, and plant?
Flower: sunflower 🌻
Tree: Christmas trees🌲
Plant: cactus because that is the only plant that survives in my room 🌵🙈
dark red, dark blue, dark green
What do you draw?
so many different things. I try to draw objects, animals, people or flowers. I also love lettering and creating lyric art.
How do you take your coffee/tea? Or if you don’t like either of those, what’s your favourite hot drink?
I don’t like coffee but I love fruit tea especially peach with nothing added
Favourite candle scent?
Wood and Christmas smells
Sunrise or sunset?
What perfume/cologne do you wear, if you do?
I currently have two I use. Chanel chance eau vive and Joop le Bain. I also fell in love with Blackberry and Bay from Jo Malone and I hope I’ll get it for my birthday in April, I used to use Incredible things by Taylor Swift so much but the store I always bought it from took it out of stock so I try to use it not that often.
What’s your go-to dance move?
I don’t have one. I just do what comes to my mind when I listen to a song :)
Taylor Swift quote:
“Sometimes I think it’s important to remind yourself when you’re in your 20s you don’t necessarily need a reason to feel a certain way because our brains are doing things we don’t even comprehend at the time” (Taylor Swift Vogue Australia 2015 on What advice do you want every woman in their 20s to know
Non-Taylor Swift quote:
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.” - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Favourite self-care routines?
Lying in my bed rewatching my favorite series or movies and eating chocolate or ice cream
Fuzzy socks or house slippers?
What colour(s) are your eyes?
Favourite eye colour on others?
Cheek, neck, or nose kisses?
What does your happy place look like?
Depends on the season either my favorite beach I went with my family as a child on our summer holidays or a little cottage in the woods where I can go hiking, enjoy the nature and relax :)
Favourite dog breeds?
I really have no knowledge about dog breeds, I’m a cat person