Never-Settle

I had a thought.

So, post-BotFA, everyone lives exactlyastheydidincanonidkwhatelsecouldhavehappened, and Bilbo stays to heal up and help with rebuilding Erebor and so on, but he still feels this need to go back to the Shire, this longing for home. After all, the Shire is all he’s ever known, he never imagined settling in at Erebor.

By now though, the whole Company has grown dreadfully fond of him. Everyone truly admires and is friendly with Bilbo. Bofur and Balin are basically his best friends, Fili and Kili are always teasing and talking to him, Bombur swaps recipes with him, Bilbo’s learning Iglishmêk to communicate with Bifur, and the rest of them trade stories and songs with him over dinner. 

Thorin, well, Thorin’s been nothing but a close companion to Bilbo, and they’ve long since moved past the Arkenstone debacle, but there’s been this new sort of distance between them of late, and Bilbo can’t understand why.

It’s this more than anything that makes Bilbo want to head west again, go back to the Shire, so he starts making mention of it to the other dwarves. All of them are exceedingly dismayed, begging him to stay, having already assumed he’d live with them in Erebor. 

Bilbo is not moved. He leaves in a fortnight. There are tears all around.

But then a plan is hatched amongst the Company, excluding Thorin and Bilbo himself. See, it hasn’t escaped their combined notice that Bilbo has a thing for Thorin. Can’t keep his eyes off him, admires him, might blush if he’s caught staring. And Thorin seems to deeply regard Master Baggins as well. What if they could convince Thorin to seduce Bilbo and get him to stay in Erebor?

They tell their plan to Thorin. Thorin probably refuses right off the bat, and when pressed he reveals that it’s not even because he dislikes Bilbo, quite the contrary actually, but because he has no reason to think his affections are returned. The Company insists they are, and basically pester him until Thorin finally agrees.

And then just imagine it. Thorin trying his best to “seduce” Bilbo, to hilarious effect. Like, leaning seductively against various objects only to fall off them, tripping over things because he’s trying to talk to Bilbo while walking and he was staring so intently into the hobbit’s eyes that he doesn’t see where he’s going, trying to bring him a bouquet but it’s all weeds (or things that Thorin’s allergic to, so he keeps sneezing on the flowers), just all sorts of ridiculous antics.

And it STILL charms Bilbo, who might laugh but is still so pleased that Thorin’s going through so much effort. And after a long serious chat, in which feelings are revealed and Thorin mentions the reason he was so distant was because he was trying to conceal his affection for Bilbo, Bilbo renounces his wish to leave, especially since formal dwarven courting takes at least half a year. 

Running Back To You; Jacelliott

Graduating from the Academy had been one of the worst days of Jason’s life. Not only because he left without a claim, but because it meant no longer seeing Elliott every day. He couldn’t very follow them out to California like he knew Matthew had planned for them. He wasn’t about to follow Kurt and Blaine to New York like some sad puppy with nowhere to go either. And no way in hell was he going back to his parents’ house, sub-less and alone and for all intents and purposes a failure in his father’s eyes, so once he graduated he just…drifted. Bought a truck and packed all his shit into it and drove all over, living for a few months here or there until moving again, never settling down because what was the point when he was alone?

And that’s where he was now- twenty-one and living in some tiny town in Indiana. His hair was a bit longer than how he had it in school and he often went a couple days without shaving, but he didn’t care and it’s not like anyone did either. And that’s where he was when he got the call, a curtesy call more than anything due to them being related. Matthew had unclaimed Elliott, couldn’t handle him anymore. And now Elliott was at a shelter back in Ohio. The last stop before the slave markets. Jace never packed up and drove as fast in his life.

He got to Ohio in just a couple hours, never stopping once as he followed the GPS on his phone to get to the address of the shelter and once there he parked haphazardly and all but stumbled out of his truck and ran inside, his heart hammering in his chest as he made his way to the desk, knowing he probably looked a bit frantic, “I–I got a call. I’m here for Elliott Anderson. I’m his brother, Jason.”

Work smarter not harder. Live up to your potential, never settle for less. Love yourself, never look for happiness in another person. Last but not least never fucking give up on yourself.

anonymous asked:

Salam! Can u tell me what to pray to protect from evil eyes? There's some family members they r not happy to see us settle? They never helped us when v were in problems... Now they can't see us happy?

Walaikum Assalaam,

If ever one fears any evil from any quarter, the guidance of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) dictates that one recite the Muawwidhaat (Surahs 113 Al-Falaq and 114 An-Naas), seeking refuge and putting their complete trust and faith in the Power and Strength and Protection of Allah Subhanahu wa Ta’ala Alone; it is expected that their Lord Most High will protect them from any and all evil, and no evil or harm will be able to approach them from any quarter.

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4563        Narrated by Abu Sa’id al-Khudri (may Allah be pleased with him)

Allah’s Messenger (peace be upon him) used to seek refuge in Allah from jinn and the evil eye in men till the Mu’awwidhatan (Surah 113 Al-Falaq and Surah 114 An-Naas) were revealed, after which he (peace be upon him) made use of them and abandoned everything else.

The practice of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) was to recite the Surah Al-Ikhlas, Surah Al-Falaq, and Surah An-Naas at least three times in the mornings and the evenings, and also when he (peace be upon him) retired for the night to sleep…..

Abdallah b. Habib reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Speak.” I asked, “O Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), what should I say?” He (peace be upon him) replied, “Recite Surat Al-Ikhlas, and the two last Surahs (i.e. Surah al-Falaq and Surah an-Nas) in the morning and evening three times, and it will suffice you for everything.”

I hope it will be helpful. May Allah guide us to the straight path

Ameen

With a lot of pain in my upper body and the need for more recovery days b/w workouts, I’m finding time to focus on my legs this off season. While I know I’m lacking in my arms and shoulders, I can’t just push through injuries.

I’m competitive. I hate when things aren’t just how I want them to be. I HATE BEING INJURED. BUT- I can guarantee, NO ONE will beat my legs next competition season.