Count-D

maya’s thing was counting. she’d count the seconds until the sun went down, count the seconds until her parents stopped screaming at her, and now, as she’s growing up, she’s learning to count the seconds it takes for josh to look at her when he thinks she doesn’t see. she’s down to three.

Last one! I got tagged by @materassassino in a challenge to spell out my blog url with song titles.

I’m going to pull from my giant Spotify general-listening playlist, because it has 400 songs on it, while my actual music library has so many thousands of songs that it’s kind of hard to sort through.

Also there are no repeated artists–except for one track, which is a collaboration and thus counted differently.

Dancing Choose, TV On The Radio
Africa, Toto
New Killer Star, David Bowie
Get Him Back, Fiona Apple
Evil Angel, Rufus Wainwright
Running Up That Hill, Kate Bush (or the Placebo cover)
Owner Of A Lonely Heart, Yes
Under Pressure, Queen and David Bowie
Starships, Nicki Minaj
Cornflake Girl, Tori Amos
Oliver’s Army, Elvis Costello
Mack The Knife, any version but especially those by Sting and Lyle Lovett
Monster, Lady Gaga
Icarus, Bastille
Enjoy The Silence, Depeche Mode
She Blinded Me With Science, Thomas Dolby
Use Me, Bill Withers
Birdhouse In Your Soul, They Might Be Giants
V: The Stand (Man or Machine), The Protomen
Elastic Heart, Sia
Red Vines, Aimee Mann
Sweet Water Kill (The Ocean Song), Rasputina
It’s Over Isn’t It, Deedee Magno-Hall (from Steven Universe)
Video Killed The Radio Star, The Buggles
Everybody Wants To Rule The World, Tears For Fears (or the Ninja Sex Party cover)

also Pixie, my dear, my friend, my sweet mermaid angel, I’m going to fight you.

2

“You spoiled little bitch!  You used every fuckin’ one of us to advance your shitty motherfucking career!  You’re a fuckin’ whore!!”

There was no point arguing with Alvey this time…he was absolutely right.  On all counts.  True, she’d only suggested they film her partying, but it was still her idea.  She brought this mess on herself.  On them all.

“You wasted my fuckin’ time, put my goddamned gym in jeopardy, and my fuckin’ reputation, the reputation of my fighters, at stake!”

“…I’m sorry…” Her voice cracked, she looked down.

“NO!!  You fuckin’ look at me RIGHT FUCKIN’ NOW!!!”

She obeyed, saw the hate in his eyes for her, and blinked away tears.

Alvey took a breath, glared.  “You come into my fucking gym again and I’ll fucking kill you myself, Princess,” he growled out, only to explode again.  “Ya fuckin’ hear me?!”

Addi nodded mutely.

He straightened up, headed out.  “Fuckin’ cunt!!”  He punched a dent in the metal towel dispenser as he left.

Addison began to sob uncontrollably. 


Not gonna lie, cringed writing this one.  Alvey’s incredibly hurt and, when he calms down, I know he’s gonna regret pretty much everything he said.  Just as bad, some of what he said are things Addi already thought about herself so, for her, it’s like a confirmation of her worst thoughts from someone she really cares about and looks up to.  Also, seriously, it’s just a brutal scene to write.  Not sure where this goes next, but I have some ideas.  …Read from the beginning with the masterlist!! 😄

Tagged: @crazytxgradstudent, @despoinak27, @jxnas @inspectorlizlemon​ …Anyone else wants to be tagged, just gimme a shout out!

Hey, do you like pretty men?

Hot headed detectives who just won’t quit?

How about mystical creatures that can take human form?

Bloody deaths and demon spawn?

Then you should read Petshop of Horrors! It is my favorite manga ever and I’m sad there isn’t more stuff about it here on tumblr. Seriously, this series needs more love.