So these are my current in progress shots. Season 3 Time Travel Emma needs some detail work with a paint that is coming in the mail. There is a ton left to do on the black fairyas her dress needs several more coats of detail and i’m going to try and sculpt a headpiece.
Astronomers have watched as a massive, dying star was likely reborn as a black hole. It took the combined power of the Large Binocular Telescope (LBT), and NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to go looking for remnants of the vanquished star, only to find that it disappeared out of sight.
It went out with a whimper instead of a bang.
The star, which was 25 times as massive as our sun, should have exploded in a very bright supernova. Instead, it fizzled out – and then left behind a black hole.
“Massive fails” like this one in a nearby galaxy could explain why astronomers rarely see supernovae from the most massive stars, said Christopher Kochanek, professor of astronomy at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Eminent Scholar in Observational Cosmology.
As many as 30 percent of such stars, it seems, may quietly collapse into black holes –no supernova required.
“The typical view is that a star can form a black hole only after it goes supernova,” Kochanek explained. “If a star can fall short of a supernova and still make a black hole, that would help to explain why we don’t see supernovae from the most massive stars.”
He leads a team of astronomers who published their latest results in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Among the galaxies they’ve been watching is NGC 6946, a spiral galaxy 22 million light-years away that is nicknamed the “Fireworks Galaxy” because supernovae frequently happen there – indeed, SN 2017eaw, discovered on May 14th, is shining near maximum brightness now.
Starting in 2009, one particular star, named N6946-BH1, began to brighten weakly. By 2015, it appeared to have winked out of existence.
After the LBT survey for failed supernovas turned up the star, astronomers aimed the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes to see if it was still there but merely dimmed. They also used Spitzer to search for any infrared radiation emanating from the spot. That would have been a sign that the star was still present, but perhaps just hidden behind a dust cloud.
All the tests came up negative. The star was no longer there. By a careful process of elimination, the researchers eventually concluded that the star must have become a black hole.
It’s too early in the project to know for sure how often stars experience massive fails, but Scott Adams, a former Ohio State student who recently earned his Ph.D. doing this work, was able to make a preliminary estimate.
“N6946-BH1 is the only likely failed supernova that we found in the first seven years of our survey. During this period, six normal supernovae have occurred within the galaxies we’ve been monitoring, suggesting that 10 to 30 percent of massive stars die as failed supernovae,” he said.
“This is just the fraction that would explain the very problem that motivated us to start the survey, that is, that there are fewer observed supernovae than should be occurring if all massive stars die that way.”
To study co-author Krzysztof Stanek, the really interesting part of the discovery is the implications it holds for the origins of very massive black holes - the kind that the LIGO experiment detected via gravitational waves. (LIGO is the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory.)
It doesn’t necessarily make sense, said Stanek, professor of astronomy at Ohio State, that a massive star could undergo a supernova – a process which entails blowing off much of its outer layers – and still have enough mass left over to form a massive black hole on the scale of those that LIGO detected.
“I suspect it’s much easier to make a very massive black hole if there is no supernova,” he concluded.
Adams is now an astrophysicist at Caltech in Pasadena, California. Other co-authors were Ohio State doctoral student Jill Gerke and University of Oklahoma astronomer Xinyu Dai. Their research was supported by the National Science Foundation.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, manages the Spitzer Space Telescope mission for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate, Washington. Science operations are conducted at the Spitzer Science Center at Caltech. Spacecraft operations are based at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Littleton, Colorado. Data are archived at the Infrared Science Archive housed at the Infrared Processing and Analysis Center at Caltech. Caltech manages JPL for NASA.
The Large Binocular Telescope is an international collaboration among institutions in the United Sates, Italy and Germany.
The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between NASA and ESA (European Space Agency). NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, manages the telescope. The Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, conducts Hubble science operations. STScI is operated for NASA by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., in Washington.
IMAGE….Every second a star somewhere out in the universe explodes as a supernova. But some extremely massive stars go out with a whimper instead of a bang. When they do, they can collapse under the crushing tug of gravity and vanish out of sight, only to leave behind a black hole. The doomed star N6946-BH1 was 25 times as massive as our sun. It began to brighten weakly in 2009. But, by 2015, it appeared to have winked out of existence. By a careful process of elimination, based on observations by the Large Binocular Telescope and NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, researchers eventually concluded that the star must have become a black hole. This may be the fate for extremely massive stars in the universe.
for the anon who asked for a groupchat celebrity au with twitter. ik this isn’t exactly what you asked for, but i will do a proper celebrity au one day. probably. dedicated to my wife @jiilys bc she deserves all this and more
James Potter (@jimsradio) tweeted: thanks for tuning in last night! check us out next week when we’ll be discussing whether sand dollars should be a viable form of currency
Sirius Black (@blacksheep) retweeted: james no one cares about ur stupid fuckign radio show
James Potter (@jimsradio) retweeted: ur the co-host
Sirius Black (@blacksheep) retweeted: i dont see how thats a relevant piece of information
Remus Lupin (@remuslupout) tweeted: @jimsradio why do you have pine trees listed as your topic for next week
James Potter (@jimsradio) retweeted: why not
James Potter (@jimsradio) retweeted: theyr an important part of our capitalist, consumer-driven society
Remus Lupin (@remuslupout) retweeted: is this just because you couldn’t come up with a better topic
James Potter (@jimsradio) retweeted: r u insinuating that i had no ideas and decided on pine trees bc there happens to be one outside peters bedroom window
Remus Lupin (@remuslupout) retweeted: yes
James Potter (@jimsradio) retweeted: fair
James Potter to radioheads: how about we have remus as our special guest next week
Sirius Black: i have legitimately never heard of a worse idea
Remus Lupin: good luck driving yourself to the lido next week then dickhead
Sirius Black: i already lost that job
Remus Lupin: why am i not surprised
Sirius Black: jokes on u lupin, ur the one who’s been driving me 40 minutes out of your way every morning for nothing
Remus Lupin: fucker
Remus Lupin to James Potter: we need more advertising
James Potter: ?? we have plenty of advertising
Remus Lupin: we have the same ad for your dad’s hair gel playing every break on a ten minute loop
James Potter: ?? what’s ur point
Peter Pettigrew to james you know i love monty but we need more advertising: guys 2, 141 people listened in last week
Remus Lupin: are you kidding
James Potter: result!!!!
Sirius Black: was that the one where we talked about freaks & geeks conspiracy theories
Remus Lupin: no that was the one where you talked about crunchy chips vs squishies
Remus Lupin: do you even listen to the show
Sirius Black: im the co-host thank you very much
Remus Lupin: could’ve fooled me
Sirius Black has removed Remus Lupin from the chat.
Sirius Black (@blacksheep) tweeted: @petepettigrew i still cant believe u prefer squishies to crunchies
Peter Pettigrew (@petepettigrew) retweeted: what?? theyr more flavoursome
James Potter to Sirius Black: remus has been our special guest for the past five episodes i think we need someone new
Sirius Black: what about pete
James Potter: pete does sound
Sirius Black: then get someone else to do sound
James Potter: u, my friend, are a genius
James Potter (@jimsradio) tweeted: we need someone with tech experience to do our sound booth pls and thank
Peter Pettigrew to fifa plays would make a shitty topic: I thought I was sound technician??
James Potter: u can still be sound technician we’re just having u as our special guest
Sirius Black: im not sure i can handle having a special guest who thinks squishies r better than crunchies
James Potter: ??? u were the one who suggested pete in the first place
Sirius Black: i was?? funny that
Peter Pettigrew: i hate u all
Lily Evans (@liljane) tweeted: @jimsradio i have two years worth of tech experience and can do friday evenings if ur still looking for a sound technician
James Potter to shitdick central™: holy shit check out the chick who just applied for techie
Peter Pettigrew: who is she
Remus Lupin: lily evans
Remus Lupin: she had her own radio show a couple of years back with this really awful guy
Remus Lupin: it was really popular
Peter Pettigrew: the radio show or the guy
Remus Lupin: ?? the radio show
Remus Lupin: the guy turned out to be a massive racist
Remus Lupin: in her last interview she called him ‘an abusive fuckface’
Sirius Black: i say we hire her
James Potter: seconded
Remus Lupin to James Potter: is the only reason you want to hire her is because you think she’s hot
James Potter: do you really think i’m that shallow
Remus Lupin: yes
James Potter (@jimsradio) tweeted: @liljane you’re hired. i’ll dm you the details
Sirius Black to i’m not shallow remus i just have an appreciation for the finer things in life: i cant believe that you both literally and figuratively slid into her dm’s
James Potter: im blocking u
James Potter to what the fuck is an aardvark anyway: that went rather well if you ask me
Sirius Black: ?? it was a fucking atrocity
Sirius Black: you were staring at her the whole time
James Potter: no i wasn’t
Remus Lupin: you missed five of your queues
James Potter: ok, so maybe i was a little off
Sirius Black: there were more awkward silences than that one time peter tried to pick up rosmerta at the three broomsticks
Peter Pettigrew: you promised you wouldn’t bring that up again!!
Sirius Black: sry pete, desperate times call for desperate measures
James Potter (@jimsradio) tweeted: make sure to check us out at our new time of 7:00pm fridays!!
Sirius Black (@blacksheep) retweeted: you do realise no-one actually watches this show
Lily Evans (@liljane) retweeted: he’s right you know
James Potter (@jimsradio) retweeted: i hate both of u
Lily Evans to James Potter: can u stop making jokes about lamps
James Potter: i don’t know what u filamean
Peter Pettigrew to wes anderson is better than quentin taratino and you know it james: ALMOST 10K PEOPLE LISTENED IN LAST NIGHT
James Potter: HOLY SHIT
Lily Evans: james u owe me $50 and your 1st edition copy of the great gatsby
James Potter: i’d rather die
Lily Evans: then die, jim
Remus Lupin: christ
Sirius Black: u called??
Peter Pettigrew: what even is this group chat
James Potter to Lily Evans: was that u tearing up i saw in the sound booth when i was reading out my piece about foreshadowing in the simpsons
Lily Evans: i was tearing up over how bad it was
Lily Evans: there was something in my eye
Lily Evans: i think it was your complete lack of a writing style
James Potter: stop it
Lily Evans (@liljane) tweeted: petition to kick sirius out of the group chat bc he won’t stop talking about scooby doo conspiracy theories at 3am
Sirius Black (@blacksheep) retweeted: i can scooby do what i want
Lily Evans (@liljane) retweeted: blocked
James Potter to Sirius Black: WHERE ARE YOU WE’RE ON IN 5
James Potter: sirs
James Potter: where r you
Sirius Black: ran in tp regulus at the cineplex
James Potter: where are you now
Sirius Black: field next to cneplex
James Potter: don’t move
James Potter (@jimsradio)tweeted: sorry that there was no show this week folks!! sirius got mauled by a bear and i had to drive up to toronto to help amputate his right arm
Remus Lupin (@remuslupout) retweeted: @jimsradio who’s going to wank you off now
Sirius Black (@blacksheep) retweeted: @remuslupout bitch im left-handed
Sirius Black to velma, daphne and fred: i’m sure evans would do it for you james
Lily Evans: you want to lose the other arm black
Peter Pettigrew to cry me a river lupin: maybe we should make our group chats accessible to the public to get more hits
James Potter: i would but no one wants to see screenshots of sirius in a bra
Sirius Black: by no-one do you mean everyone
James Potter (@jimsradio) tweeted: thank you guys so much for 20k hits the other night!! more content coming
Sirius Black to bitches bitchin: GRAHAM NORTON TONIGHT BITCHES
Lily Evans: are you sober
Sirius Black: am i ever sober
Lily Evans: good point
James Potter to sirius stop changing the group chat name while graham is in the middle of asking you questions: i think that went well
Lily Evans: james im leaving you for graham norton
Sirius Black: not if i leave him first
Severus Snape (@halfbloodprince) tweeted: @jimsradio feel like keeping your hands off my co-host you wanker??
James Potter to i haven’t been able to listen to eyes on fire by blue foundation since they played it over bella and ryan’s scene in eyewitness: how are we gonna handle this
James Potter: my vote is firmly rooted in manslaughter
Lily Evans: leave it to me
Lily Evans: but keep manslaughter as a backup
Lily Evans (@liljane) tweeted: @halfbloodprince i wonder what it’d be like to not be so ridiculously self-involved as to impose yourself where you’re strictly not wanted?
Lily Evans (@liljane) tweeted: @halfbloodprince stay out of my life or you’ll be receiving numerous calls from my lawyer
Lily Evans to manslaughter: yes or no: its sorted
Sirius Black: you don’t even have a lawyer
Lily Evans: he doesn’t know that
James Potter to Lily Evans: whats a rlly interesting and extensive subject we could cover this week
Lily Evans: milk
James Potter: excellent
Lily Evans to tangled is so much better than frozen: im at the studio and i have liquor
Sirius Black: be there in 5
Peter Pettigrew: can u pick me up
Sirius Black: McNo™
Remus Lupin: i regret the day i gave u that keyboard shortcut
Sirius Black: i dont
James Potter to Lily Evans: r u ok
Lily Evans: fine just sistet stuff
James Potter: u sound trashed
Lily Evans: thsts bc i Am
James Potter: where r u
Lily Evans: blcony
Lily Evans: jim
Lily Evans: can u tak e me hpme
Lily Evans: jaems
Lily Evans: i love you
Lily Evans to James Potter: what did i say last night
James Potter: nothing its fine
James Potter: don’t worry about it
Lily Evans: i am worried about it
James Potter: don’t be
James Potter: see you at work
Remus Lupin to James Potter: whats goin on between u two
James Potter: ???
Remus Lupin: you know what i mean
Remus Lupin: you keep looking at her and looking away
Remus Lupin: she keeps forgetting to give you your queues
James Potter: probably distracted by that hickey on your neck
Remus Lupin: i TOLD you i FELL OVER
Lily Evans (@liljane) tweeted: thank you guys so much for 100k! i’ve made @jimsradio promise to change his username if we make it to 1mil in the next two months
Sirius Black (@blacksheep) retweeted: he should change it to @wanker
Lily Evans (@liljane) retweeted: i checked its already taken by @halfbloodprince
Sirius Black to james potter and co: can you and evans stop eye-fucking during the sets
James Potter changed the chat name to i dont know what you’re talking about.
Sirius Black changed the chat name to yes u do.
James Potter changed the chat name to do not.
Sirius Black changed the chat name to do too.
James Potter changed the chat name to do not.
Remus Lupin: you guys know she’s getting all of these right
James Potter: shit
Lily Evans to James Potter: u have something u want to tell me
James Potter: i’d rather do it in person,,,,,if thats ok
Lily Evans: only if we announce our engagement during a set
James Potter: deal
James Potter (@jimsradio) tweeted: we hit 1mil! also @liljane and i are fucking
Remus Lupin (@remuslupout) retweeted: about time
Sirius Black (@blacksheep) retweeted: you don’t say
Remus Lupin (@remuslupout) retweeted: i do say
Peter Pettigrew (@petepettigrew) retweeted: im blocking both of u
Lily Evans (@liljane) retweeted: r u gonna hold up your end of the bargain @jimsradio
James Potter changed his username to @lilandjimsradio.
Another wave on sickness rushed through Bendy as the last bit of his last meal was again rejected by his body now laying in the bucket before him which he was gripping for dear life. Tears where starting to collect them self’s at the edges on his eyes and the bitter sting left behind by the thick black liquid dripping down his chin made him want to throw up again but there was nothing to throw out anymore.
“come on Bendy big breaths” his brother said in a soft voice, gently petting his back to help him through the pulsing pain wreaking his body.
Bendy gripped the bucket a bit tighter feeling something all too familiar slowly crawl its way into his senses sticking his nerves with a fear of what’s about to come next
Boris pulled his hand back a little so it was hovering above Bendy’s back but not touching him.
A scream ripped itself from Bendy’s throat, a hot shot of crippling pain wreaking through his abandon as if his body was rejecting its own stomach. His arms shot out to his lower body gripping into his own skin so tight that if he wasn’t crippling under the pressure of his disease slowly destroying his body, he would have feared he tear open his skin.
Bendy was vaguely aware of the bucket tipping over and falling out of his lap, spilling the black stuff everywhere and leaving behind an gut wrenching sour smell.
“I’M GONNA DIE, I WANT TO DIE”
Boris quickly placed his hand back on Bendy’s lower back and let the other find its way to the others knee, little tear welled up in his eyes, not being able to bear looking at his brother in so much pain.
“n-no Bendy don’t say that be strong oke, you’ll be oke.. j-just hold on”
Another scream was forced out Bendy, still gripping into his stomach, the red hot pain ripping both his mind and will apart like it was a piece of paper.
“BROTHER I CAN’T IT’S TO MUCH I CAN’T PLEASE JUST LET IT END”
Bendy sobbed, it was too much to handle. The heat it was too much he was losing his damn mind, He couldn’t he just couldn’t.
A pair of arms wrapped themselves around Bendy’s shoulders, pulling him quickly but gently against Boris chest that was shacking from the sobs and hiccups going through him.
“please it’ll be oke brother just don’t lose hope please”
Boris held Bendy closer to himself like his was trying to squeeze away the illness that was wreaking his brother.
Bendy breathing picked up some more, swallowing big gulps of air like he never had taken a breath in his life. trying to shut it out the feeling of his nerves burning and screaming out in bloody murder. Trying to push through and passed the crippling hot pain and the feeling his lungs where getting skinned alive.
If not for himself he was trying for somebody who still needed him, the person he cared about most in the world, “for Boris” he told himself .
Slowly ever so slowly relaxed even if it was just a tiny bit, the pain died down enough for him to regular his breathing and lean against Boris, too exhausted to move.
Boris squeezed Bendy a little closer to him, tears now freely going down his face.
“it’ll always be oke, I know you’re strong enough Bendy”
A little smile showed itself on Bendy’s lips when Boris started wiggling his tail happily, glad that his brother was more or less oke now.
“I’m not strong” Bendy said with a weak voice that was still tuckered out from all that screaming. “you’re the only reason I keep fighting Boris” he said with a soft sigh, now relaxing fulling against the other, leaning his head against Boris chest.
you probaly get a fuck ton of these already but meh i thought you might like this one
(sorry i’m a shitty writer)
anyhow this is based on that little comic when bendy was pretty much dying but not quite
He was walking down a street in muggle London, smoking a cigarette, not really paying attention to where he was going or why.
Then he saw it.
And he had to have it.
It was small, dusty, old and needed some work done, but damn did Sirius love that flat.
I had four bedrooms, a kitchen and dining room area with a living space coming off the end and two and half small bathrooms (when I say half, one was just a toilet and a sink).
It had these huge windows along just one wall. They were so big you could stand on the window sill at the bottom and just press your whole body against the glass, staring down onto the street below.
The house had a bright red door with small flecks of paint coming off it.
The flat itself was on the second floor of the building, but even from the ground, staring at those huge windows and the For Sale sign, Sirius knew he wanted it bad.
So he bought it two weeks later.
He didn’t tell anyone about it at first, he wanted it to be a surprise for when they left school.
But Sirius Black is terrible at keeping secrets, especially from his best friends and especially when he was excited.
So, one rainy weekend he took them all down to muggle London for a special trip.
‘Sirius what is this all about. it’s cold.’ ‘Be quiet Wormy I need to show you something.’
‘Sirius we have been walking for hours, please, my feet are tired.’ ‘James shut the hell up, we got off the bus thirty seconds ago.’
They rounded the corner, walked a few meters until Sirius was standing in front of the house, his arms spread wide and a huge grin on his face, like he was a small child showing his mother his latest drawing.
‘Well, what do you think?’
‘I think it’s raining and you have stopped in the middle of the street for no reason.’
‘Fuck off Moony, I mean the house.’
‘What? This house?’
‘Yes this house you wanker, it’s mine.’
Peter, James and Remus all just stare.
‘You bought a house…’ Sirius dropped his arms.
‘Well no.. I bought a flat, second floor. I thought we could all live here. When we leave school…Together.’
Silence.James, never one for silences, or being able to handle the look of fear and apprehension on Sirius’ face, breaks into a smile.
‘For real Pads?’
‘Yeah.. for real..’
James clapped Peter on the back, still grinning. Peter smiles too. Then James runs up and hugs Sirius, very briefly and before the poor boy can respond, James has broken away and is running up to the red door, unlocking and sprinting inside, bounding up the stairs. A few seconds later he is seen in one of the enormous windows, still grinning as he jumps about motioning for the others to join him.
Peter laughs before running in after James. Remus remains standing and staring.
‘You want me to move in with you?’
‘Probably should have made asking you more romantic Moony.. but I figured having us all here would be cute as well. But yeah, I want you to move in with me. And James. And Peter. I basically want you to move into Gryffindor Dormitory 2.0, only this time we get to share a bed.’
Remus is silent.
Sirius is worried.
‘You don’t have to Rem. Maybe this is too fast. You can say no…’
‘I love you, Sirius’
‘I love you too, Moony.’
‘But I get the left side of the bed.’
Sirius lets out a bark like laugh.
‘Fine, but I’m choosing the sheets, your taste sucks ass.’
Moving into the London flat was all they could talk about for the next few months.
Sirius had never asked them to pay any rent, he had more than enough money after his Uncle had passed away and figured it was the least he could do.
But James had downright refused to let his friend pay for him, insisting he would split the rent 50/50 every month, no matter what protests Sirius put up.
Remus wanted to pay too, but Sirius didn’t even bother listening to that. Remus didn’t have the money to do it, not that Sirius cared, and he would always say, ‘Remus, we are going to be sharing a bed, theirs not really anything for you to pay for. Plus, you can get me a really cool birthday present to make up for it.’ Remus got him a motorbike that year.
A few weeks before the end of school, just when the boys had finished there exams, and reality had started to sink in, Sirius heard that Marlene’s parents hadn’t taken the whole ‘her dating Dorcas’ thing so well, and were no longer speaking to her. So the next day he went up to her, pulled her aside and told her that there was a bedroom waiting in a small flat in London that he was sure her and Dorcas would enjoy.
He’d never seen Marlene cry before that day.
A week later James walked into the dormitory, sweaty and gross from Quidditch practice, panting as he explained that he was in love with Lily Evans.
‘Yeah no shit Potter, I heard you two last night.’
Sirius got a pillow thrown at his head.
Then James explained that he was going to ask Lily to move in with him after they left school. That he wanted her in his life and in the flat. If Sirius was okay with that.
Sirius started laughing. James was confused.
‘Prongs, you are the most oblivious boy I have ever met. Lily and I have been waiting for you to ask her to move in for the past two months.’
Sirius got another pillow thrown at his head. Then James ran off to go find Lily.
Warnings: sexual harassment, language, rough sex, squirting, overstimulation, edging, biting!kink, slight pain!kink, oral sex (male receiving), dom!Sam, dirty talk
Summary: The reader is a badass hunter that oys have run into many times over the years. There has always been a certain spark between her and Sam. While they flirt shamelessly nothing has ever come of it… until now.
Author’s Note: the biting kink thing is me dipping my toes in the water about writing a/b/o.
It had been a little over two years since you’d seen the Winchesters.
The last time you’d met up was on a witch case in Wisconsin, and that had only taken a couple days. You’d parted ways on a cold, stormy night, and since then you’d only spoken on the phone a few times, twice with Dean, once with Sam.
Now, there was a werewolf wreaking havoc in Hamden, Connecticut and the boys had called you to help out.
A/N: Heeey so I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted any writing so I’m very nervous about this one. It’s my first Jughead imagine ever, so I hope you like it and if you’d want a part 2, let me know. I already have some idea for a continuation ;)
Word count: 2.825
She walked in like a midsummer breeze, swaying and changing the course of everything under the sun. She perturbed the usually
sober times of Riverdale.
And it annoyed Jughead Jones to no end.
(Y/N) didn’t feel good. Her bitter nerves slowly morphed into a nauseous
tension which took over her stomach. From the first moment she placed her foot
onto the grounds of her new school, the air seemed to change drastically. And
she wasn’t the only one who seemed to notice the thick, static-like uneasiness
in the air. They all stared at her. Every single pair of eyes fixed her face,
supposedly searching for a familiar feature.
Did everybody know everybody in this damn village?
(Y/N) tried to avoid direct eye contact, although she kept her head high
as she walked.
But as she reached the backyard of Riverdale High, her breath hitched in
her throat. Releasing a strangled huff as she came to a sudden stop, she
gripped the strip of her bag tighter between her long, shaky fingers and
replaced it further on her shoulder. A sea of students was laying before her
frozen figure, hundreds of eyes piercing her skull and rummaging through her
(Y/N) sighed deeply and swallowed the tight lump in her throat, before
urging her unsteady feet to move forward, slicing right through the yard filled
with students. She held a confident pace in her step, although the heart burned
by a mocking fire threatened to burst out of her chest at any moment.
It was going to be a long day.
She didn’t expect to find herself into such a place so soon. She didn’t
expect to place a single foot inside it at all, actually.
(Y/N) stood in the doorway of what seemed to be a fast food. Pop’s was
filled with students which crowded the booths around the powerfully lit dine.
Their loud voices travelled across the room, hitting walls and piercing (Y/N)’s
ears. It was all too noisy and crowded in there for her liking, and if wasn’t
for the frozen water droplets which bit at her exposed skin, she wouldn’t have
been there in the first place. Not now, at least. But there was no other
choice, was it?
She stole a quick glance outside and felt her eyebrows lower, urging her
lids to shield her eyes more than they already had. A sharp breath passed her
lips and she adjusted the strip of her bag on her shoulder once again, before
scanning the room rapidly.
A mild grimace crossed her features as she acknowledged the only free
spot in the entire room. It was an isolated booth, occupied by a boy she
recognised briefly. A picture of their eyes connecting during classes flashed
through her brain.
Lonely, raven locks hanged loosely across his forehead, narrowed eyes
mirrored the shining words written on the screen of his laptop and lips pressed
together tightly into a straight line.
And, of course, a grey beanie covered his head, shielding him and making
him impossible to ignore at the same time.
(Y/N) was going to sit next to Jughead
Gathering the last bit of courage in her body, (Y/N) approached his
table sheepishly, her hands shoved deeply inside her pockets and her eyes wide
with anticipation. Swallowing the bitter lump in her throat, she let the words
drift off her tongue.
“Um- excuse me?”
His eyes snapped towards her almost instantly and (Y/N) struggled to
keep herself from flinching at the sharp look she received.
“Would you mind if I sit down? It’s all crowded in here, and outside
it’s raining, so I can’t actually go-”
“Fine.” he replied shortly, before his stare returned to the screen of
his laptop and his fingers began typing vigorously.
(Y/N)’s chest fell as she exhaled with relief and gingerly slid into the
seat opposite from the boy.
She quickly took out a pencil, a small notebook and a pair of
headphones, which she connected to her phone. Gathering her bag close, she shrunk
deeper into the corner near the window and leaned her head against the cold
glass. She closed her eyes for a brief second, letting a soft sigh escape her
lips and basking in the cool sensation which spread through her temple, before
tilting her head and scribbling down a few words on the paper.
Soon enough, the words began flowing inside her head, filling her with a
familiar sensation of assurance. The pen left black marks onto the white sheet
and while she filled pages after pages with thoughts and drawings, a silvery,
rhythmic murmur began dripping from her lips.
With a brief tilt of her head, her eyes slowly travelled towards the
raven haired boy. She felt herself freeze when her eyes locked with his.
He had been watching her all along. From the first damned moment she
entered Pop’s, all uncertain and awkward, to when she leaned her head against
the window and began bloody singing.
The sound of her silvery voice and the continuous scribbling of her
pencil on the paper kept him from his writing.
For a reason he didn’t know, her presence made his chest constrict with a
feeling he couldn’t quite describe. Uneasiness seemed a poor choice of words,
but it was the closest to what he was experiencing of them all. The nerves
bubbled up inside his stomach, probably waiting for the perfect moment to
At first, when she showed up next to him and asked if she could sit
down, he thought ignoring her would be easy. But he was so… fucking wrong.
He remembered her. From the moment he caught her Y/E/C eyes, he
remembered. Seeing them in every class that day, seeking for them whenever she
wasn’t there. He remembered the shy smile she gave when the teacher presented
her to the rest of the class. He remembered the gleam in her eyes during
Psychology, when they talked about human rights and abstract concepts like
love. He remembered the burning passion in her voice and the intelligence which
shined through her actions and thoughts.
He remembered all of her, and it seemed like a curse.
She was probably the most distracting person he’d ever seen in his
The way she bit her lip in thought, or the way she hummed contently when
a phrase she liked came up to her mind. It was all too fascinating for Jughead,
a concept he couldn’t understand. The way her hair fell into her face and the
way she just didn’t bother to push it away made him boil with the urge to brush
it to the side with a gentle touch.
Even though it started with secret glances he stole at her crunched
figure, he just found his eyes and brain wanting more, to return to the sight
of her face. So, after a while, he just gave up on his tentatives of writing
and focused on her entirely.
Jughead stared at her. At how her expressions changed with a flash, at the
soft smile which warmed her lips from time to time, followed by a private sigh,
and at her piercing, radiating eyes, which stared off into the lonely distance.
It felt… strange. Strange and highly inappropriate, he thought of a
better label for his odd interest in the girl.
She was new to this town. That was her first day in a new school, with
new people and different surroundings. She was a stranger to him, a girl he’d
just seen around for a few hours, before she came to Pop’s, where she sat down
in front of him.
Why had he said yes in the first place?
Jughead clenched his jaw and felt his fingers curl in annoyance.
It was an understatement to say he was confused… and pissed. Maybe a
little bit at her, because she was so damn captivating and enchanting and just…
different from all the girls he’d seen. But mainly at him, for taking such an
interest in her, for his sudden change. He felt like the wall of ignorance and
cold feelings he managed to build over the years was now crumbling down…
because of one person.
She made his temper falter slightly, just by… existing. And being there,
present, sitting next to him, and murmuring so beautifully it made him grimace.
She acted so natural. So… carefree and oblivious. She seemed lost to this
world, caught between the walls of her own mind, enchanted into a dance with
her own thoughts…
He was still staring. Probably more intently, by now.
Was it even healthy?
And that made a crisp, thin feeling of fear creep into his soul,
tickling the sides of his shielded heart and sending shivers down his spine.
But a sudden change into his view seemed to snap Jughead out of his trance.
found himself staring into (Y/E/C) orbs, which watched back with surprise. He quickly came to acknowledge all of her figure, his gaze shifting from
her eyes, and shook his head slightly.
He returned to the screen of his laptop, a pale blush warming his cheeks,
hoping she’d go back to writing just as well. But he could feel her stare
piercing through his head and lurking through his mind. He heard a ruffling
noise as Y/N changed her position so she was facing him properly.
“You’re blushing” a soft voice rang inside his ears.
(Y/N) couldn’t help it. She didn’t mean to say it out loud, but it just
slipped off her tongue.
The sight of the turbulent feelings which swam inside his eyes tickled her
interest. They held a blurry surface, like a broken mirror, so no one could see
(Y/N) felt intrigued in an odd way by the boy beside her.
Aside from the fact that he was damn right staring at her, she found it strange
that he immediately looked away. She didn’t expect Jughead to be so… sensitive,
she might say. Let alone to see him blush.
(Y/N) shifted again, placing her bag down from her lap and leaning forward
a little bit to peer at the boy. The sight of his red cheeks and embarrassed
expression sent her lips into a smirk.
He continued to stare at the screen of his laptop for a few moments,
before finally turning his attention to her.
She smiled tenderly in his direction and he felt something melt inside
Shaking her head at his silence, (Y/N) withdrew her hand.
“I’m (Y/N)” she said.
Jughead’s eyes flickered towards her hand suspiciously and his stare
narrowed. It took a raise of her eyebrows for him to finally shake her hand.
“Jughead” he shortly introduced himself.
A heavy silence followed their handshake. (Y/N)’s smile faded slowly, her
lips pressed now in a tight line. She shielded her eyes, gaze falling to her
lap and began fiddling with her fingers in an attempt to calm the fire of her
Jughead, though, he continued to watch her with thin eyes and furrowed
eyebrows. The corners of his lips twitched slightly at her bashful blushing.
“So…” he cleared his throat, an awkward expression visible on his face.
(Y/N) tilted her head to peer at him with interest.
“Seems like we’re going to stay in here for a while” he gestured to the
pouring rain outside.
She absently nodded her head, her gaze drifting off to the window and
watched as big drops of water slid down the window.
“You seem to like writing”
She blinked, making Jughead raise an eyebrow.
“Am I right?”
“Actually, yes, I do like writing, but it’s…”
She trailed off, with a look like she said too much, but Jughead just
raised his eyebrows with curiosity, urging her to tell him more.
“It’s not a book, or something… They’re just random musings I have
during a day, or just scattered thoughts I manage to catch from time to time.
This is mainly filled with drawings” she held her notebook up “but, recently, I
began writing very much in it”
Jughead’s features shifted with surprise.
“So you’re drawing too?”
“I’m not that good at it… but yeah. I just feel like… anything I
describe in words is kind of incomplete without a drawing, and every drawing
needs a few feelings on mine scribbled down next to it”
Jughead opened his mouth to ask a question, but shut it quickly, seeming
undecided on what to do.
But (Y/N) looked at him expectantly, arching one eyebrow.
“Can I… possibly take a look? Painters and artists like you intrigue me.
I can’t understand how you create such masterpieces with just a crayon”
She seemed to consider his words for a moment, before she reached out to
hand him the notebook. His finger brushed against hers and (Y/N) fought a
strangled gasp from passing her lips, as an electric wave shot through her
Jughead took his time to open the notebook and look at her drawings and
writing. He admired every single page. She was indeed talented, not only at
drawing, but at writing too. Every single word touched his heart. She knew how
to leave an impact on the reader, and take them into her mind, make them feel
everything she writes and thinks.
Jughead couldn’t help but be
As his eyes focused on the next page, he felt his chest constrict.
There, on the white paper, was his face, drawn with such precision he thought it
was an actual picture of him.
At first, he frowned in disbelief.
“Do you draw people often?”
“Only those who attract me” (Y/N) replied with a distant voice, her nose buried into a book
A wide, soft smile warmed his lips and a strange feeling filled his
stomach. Jughead didn’t know how to describe it, but again, it was about (Y/N).
She was a mystery herself, for that matter.
He closed the notebook slowly, then placed it on the table, in front of
(Y/N)’s eyes snapped up and, closing her book, she carefully focused her
attention back to Jughead.
“So, you find me attractive, huh?” he smirked smugly at her, leaning in
so he could take a better view at her expression.
She stared at him for a moment, before all the blood drained from her
face. Her mouth fell open in horror and a ghostly gasp escaped her lips, but
actual words refused to come out.
Jughead spluttered with laughter at the sight of her mortified
Even though she gave him a sour face, (Y/N) quietly decided she wanted
to hear him laugh like that again.
“I didn’t realise that was you. It was just an image which was stuck into
my head all day, so-”
But she stopped herself short, realising what slipped past her lips. She
mentally face palmed for being so stupid.
He smiled at her mistake, biting his lip to keep the laugh from erupting
(Y/N) decided to look outside once again, secretly wishing Jughead haven’t
seen her embarrassed blush.
She frowned at the sight which took over her view. It wasn’t raining
anymore. She could finally go home.
Although… she kind of liked Jughead’s company.
With a sigh, she grabbed her stuff and placed it back into her bag,
before turning to Jughead. He was watching her with confused eyes.
“Are you leaving already?”
(Y/N) smiled softly at him, before gesturing to the window.
“The rain stopped. I have to go home”
His face fell with disappointment for a second, before a crooked smile
lifted the corers of his mouth.
“Well, I’ll see you at school, then?”
Even though it was supposed to be a statement, it came out more like a
“Sure” she replied, placing her bag onto her shoulder and waving at the
raven haired boy.
Jughead stood there, chewing on his tongue and watching her head for the
door, not wanting to be left alone by someone for the first time in his life. Before
any rational thought could stop him, he opened his mouth to yell after the
She turned around with raised eyebrows.
“This seat is always free, and I’m here every day after school, so…” he
trailed off, unsure how to continue his awkward suggestion.
Her expression immediately warmed and she smiled at him brightly, a rosy
tint on her cheeks.
“Are you saying I can bother you every night?”
Jughead smiled back, sensing the humour in her voice.
(Y/N) let out a quiet laugh, before turning on her heels and walking out
“You asked for it, Jones. You can’t get rid of me that easily now. Not
here, not at school” she said over her shoulder, making Jughead shake his head
with a full smile.
A quiet whisper left his lips as he watched her blurry shape walk away through
the foggy window.
Summary:“Ohana means family. And family means nobody gets left behind or forgotten.” Everyone knows that Dan is a Lester and belongs on the family holiday–well, everyone except Dan himself. However, a beautiful seaside walk and a special surprise from Martyn and Cornelia may be just the ammunition he needs to change his mind.
Warnings: Like 2 swear words but that’s it
A/N: Because we all know there was some soppy convincing needed to get Dan to stay in Florida. Inspired by this ask over @nihilist-toothpaste. I hope you enjoy!!
Request: Hello! How are you? Could I request a Joker x Reader where the he and his friends are arguing about who the most attractive/best with the ladies is and joker ends up betting he can seduce the reader. They fall in love but then reader finds out it was all a bet. Sort of a ‘10 things I hate about you’ scenario haha Thanks lovie
A/N: I COMPLETELY fell in love with this idea this is cute AS FUCK. Part 1 of ??
Pairing: Joker x reader
Summary: Joker makes a bet he can seduce the reader but finds out he’s met his match.
Warnings: Sexual implications? Probably swearing? Joker stuff.
i. Kids playing hooky early morning, I am the pain relief pills they hide under their tongue and spit out under the couch cushions when their mother shuts the screen door. I am the first time you skin your knee, in the rain whispering nixie weaved revenge spells down your yellow coat and your red boots (the first time you really know you are alone). I am the hand stand on the sidewalk when your elbow buckles in like lame horses fall to the canyon mouth, you are just a child. You can fly, turn invisible, speak to animals, walk through walls. Rustling, do you hear it? Yanking the baby teeth from their pink beds.
ii. You crumble under the weight of a naked black sky, feeling something skittering on your skin. Something wicked and naive. Like a spider egg. You get a mouthful of broken teeth, and lay frying sunny side up on the summer asphalt.
iii. Tonight you’re gonna learn how to fall, then get back up again. Tonight you are gonna know what it is to be exhausted. Are you okay when you fall off your daydream and end up on your back? Your eyes are red where they used to be white.
iv. you have been chewing your will to live with the aching wisdom teeth you desperately need to get pulled. you have been softening it with your saliva, but it’s 11 pm, and it’s stale now, and it tangles into your rapunzel locks in your sleep and finally gives you an excuse to cut all your hair off.
v. Last week your dentist asked if anything was bothering you, and you almost told him about the small tooth you think is growing between your tricuspids, pushing everything out of place, sending you on the verge of sonic tears and crawling on the bathroom floor with no idea where your phone is, and something out of control, and poison, and odontalgia, and dysthymia, and forgetting the Latin roots, and ripped out pages of a book that was supposed to tell you how to get back home and. how long do you think I can hold my breath before I look like a blueberry, and it is,
in me, and the throbbing red bump at the base of your sternum and how you tried to cut it off but you were too scared of what was underneath, and dandelion seeds of reasons why you should just stay here until somebody forgets you even showed up heaving out of your mouth and into a McDonalds bag, and the feeling at 13 in the bathroom stall after swim practice shaking like coffee on an empty stomach pulling out the first tampon you ever put inside, and your wet thighs, and the warm dirty smell.
Gargle, spit. You say no. Nothing really.
vi. you should get gold fillings. then all you have to do is flash a smile and no one will fuck with you.
vii. Four months until graduation we are not wasting time, but we eat it too fast and end up vomiting on the highway. On the swing, wood chip splinters, and agitation like termite fever beneath my skin. It’s not that I think the zombie apocalypse would be cool, but I could do all the things I do right now without getting sideways glances in the convenience store, or being told I’m depressed like it’s such a problem, or being treated like the splattered milk gallon on the dairy aisle linoleum. Everybody stepping back and maneuvering their shopping carts around the fresh disaster, and staring, and looking away, and ignoring what they don’t want to deal with. And not wanting the blame.
viii. I’m not depressed. It’s just winter.
ix. Is this the last weekend before the first blood? I’m not gonna do my homework anyway.
x. I’m not depressed. My brother took me into the car with the light fixture wires hanging from the ceiling like your wet hair from shower tiles. we zoomed down with Apollo laughing in the backseat and egged the big white houses in Beverly Hills and pretended like we were still the strawberry jam kids on concrete playing hopscotch, living in sandcastles, eating mudpies. Like we were not hotboxing, and taking pictures of half healed things under the band aid, and always ready to put our hands up when we hear sirens, and microwaving earthworms. And growing up too fast.
I’m not depressed. But I’m not coming back this time either.
xi. It’s a haunted Sunday in the home your parents left to rot, and the black mold spores bleeding down the buttermilk wallpaper are causing you to do unadvisable backbends. And somehow years later I am still the grocery list you are always throwing in the trash with the candy wrappers.
a fyre festival au because i have 0 chill, set in the ‘marble hearts collide’ universe bc ria asked for like an 80k companion fic, and because 36 of you seemed to like the idea. basically: it’s half fyre and half ust denial jily and a Big Mess.
most of my info is off the snapchat stories, articles and tweets but i’ve also done a lot of exaggerating, so take all reference to the festival with a bit of salt
It’s Sirius’ idea because, if it involves a stupid waste of money and the promise of celebrity chefs, it will always be his idea. And, because it’s Sirius’ idea, James is in.
“It’s ridiculous,” Lily says, scrolling through the festival’s instagram.
“No, it’s luxury,” Sirius says and snatches his phone back, “you wouldn’t understand.”
Remus raises an eyebrow, “she practically lives with you, I think she understands what luxury is.”
“And waste of money,” Peter adds, helpfully.
“I can’t believe I let any of you into my house, when you’ve just come to insult me!” Sirius pouts, throwing himself dramatically back on the chaise.
“Criticise your money spending habits,” Remus corrects, and just manages to dodge a throw pillow Sirius launches at him.
‘What does Potter think, anyway?” Lily asks, looking down at her own phone.
“Why does Potter’s opinion matter?” Sirius retorts.
Lily is definitely avoiding eye contact, “It doesn’t.”
There’s a murmur of disbelief, and Lily scowls at her phone, knowing that if she looks up she’ll be accosted by five raised eyebrows, because only Sirius has learnt how to raise both separately.
“But, seriously, when is Prongs back?”
“Well, Moony, funny you should ask…” Sirius smirks, “he arrived last night.”
Lily’s head shoots up, “but -”
“But what Evans, not happy to see me?” A voice comes from the doorway, and they all turn to see James leaning, not as gracefully as Sirius would have, against the doorjamb with a smirk to match Sirius’ on his face.
“How long have you guys been planning that?” Peter asks, and he’s not as fast as Remus so a throw pillow hits him in the stomach.
Remus laughs, “probably longer than they’ve been planning this festival bullshit.”
“Losers,” Lily mutters, finally looking away from James, pretending that her phone screen is more interesting than the bit of chest his loosely tied dressing gown shows.
“Often times we hear about women's rights and women of color are left out. A lot of black women, Latina women, Asian women [and] gender-nonconforming people have been organizing, taking a stance and inserting themselves into this conversation we're having about women's rights.”
— Paula Muñoz, a 24-year-old organizer with the Service Employees International Union in Miramar, Florida