a price for miracles


How was it possible to be afraid and in love… The two things did not go together. How was it possible to be afraid, when the two of them grew stronger together every day? And every night. Every night was different, and every morning. Together they possessed a miracle. ― Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt

He’s Gone.

He looks so peaceful, almost like he’s sleeping, which he is, but not really. Magnus has seen many a people brought to him in this condition. Family members begging and pleading with him to fix their loved ones. Wake them up. Preform a miracle. Sometimes he can, sometimes he gives smiles and souls back to the people who loved them so much they were willing to pay his high prices and demands. But most often than not, there were no miracles. The person never woke up, and never recovered. That’s usually what happens. Not this time though. Not this person. Not Alexander.

He’s going to be fine. He has to be. He’s a good person, he has served the angels up above well. He’s always done the right and good thing, except maybe his association with himself. Half demon, warlock. Maybe not that. But if anyone is to blame for that it should be himself. He begged his Nephilim to choose him, to choose happiness. So if the angel Raziel or any other wants to punish his Alexander, don’t. Punish him. Just leave this one alone. Leave Alexander alone. Let him live, let him be happy for one more moment, one more year, and one more decade longer. Please, please, please.

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How was it possible to be afraid and in love, Therese thought. The two things did not go together. How was it possible to be afraid, when the two of them grew stronger together every day? And every night. Every night was different, and every morning. Together they possessed a miracle.

Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt

This is such a goddamn beautiful line.

RESONANCE OF FATE sentence starters. 

  • “Hey, save some for me!”
  • “This can’t be good.”
  • “Hell just got a little more crowded.”
  • “Simple, but nice.”
  • “Finally mastered the art of brute force, eh?”
  • “Another one bites the dust.”
  • “You’re hard to miss.”
  • “I don’t wanna hear it.”
  • “I’ve never considered alcohol a drug.”
  • “Well, at least you have taste.”
  • “I don’t question the motives of my betters.”
  • “What’s going on? What do you think you’re doing?”
  • “Have you lost it?!”
  • “Too late for regrets.” 
  • “Well, isn’t this a surprise. What’s it been, one? Two years?”
  • “What brings you by? You here on business?”
  • “We have much to discuss, you and I.”
  • “Do you remember me?”
  • “There’s a _____ nearby. Meet me there and we’ll talk. Just the two of us.”
  • “It sickens me to even look at you!”
  • “Their blood is on your hands!”
  • “Kill me now while you have the chance. The next time we meet we’ll be enemies.”
  • “Maybe we can come to an arrangement. If it’s money you want, name your price!”
  • “What’s a miracle anyway? Would you know one if you saw it? And suppose you did. Would that make you happy?!”
  • “You may be a _____, but it won’t save you. You’ll die screaming!”
  • “Don’t move a muscle.”
  • “You want some of this?”
  • “How could you do that to me!”
  • “Please, don’t keep anything else from me.”
  • “How much he/she paying you?”
  • “You idiot! You wanted to die, didn’t you?!”
  • “You didn’t forget, did you?”
  • “Why don’t you hate me? You think you’re some kind of saint?!”
  • “You may not want to kill me, but that won’t stop me from killing you!”
  • “Forgive me. This was not your fight.”
  • “You would have it a whole lot easier if it wasn’t for me.”
  • “You come all this way to pat me on the back?”
  • “Dangerous place for a lady to be walking all by herself.”
  • “Do you know what I see, _____? I see a man clinging blindly to duty because he has nothing else.”
  • “Keep this up and we shouldn’t have any problems.”
  • “Not bad! Next time I’ll show you one trick or two.”
  • “It’s been far too long, old friend.”
  • “Not whom I was expecting, but you’re welcome nonetheless.”
  • “Aren’t you the silver tongue.”
  • “I see right through you.”
  • “Hold that thought.”
  • “Guess we got careless.”
  • “You think this is funny?”
  • “Go on. I don’t want any trouble.”
  • “Was that really necessary?”
  • “You can’t tell me this doesn’t scare you.”
  • “You’re making a formal offer?”
  • “So, you’ve chased me all this way?”
  • “I thought I might find you here.”
  • “I can’t take any more!”
  • “You missed on purpose!”
  • “You’re the witness. What do you make of it?”
  • “Will you knock it off?!”
  • “Always an honor to be asked for by name.”
  • “This is hardly the time for trash talk, pal.”
  • “You do know what you’re doing, right?”
  • “You’re nothing but a bad joke.”
  • “What’s getting killed in a rage-fueled frenzy going to accomplish?”
  • “We’re not so unalike, you and I.”
  • “Trying to find some new playmates.”
  • “Surrender now, make this easy.”
  • “All right, you ready? Time for us to hit the road.”
  • “You’re serious?”
  • “You can’t accept that it was time that changed me?”
  • “Things are fine the way they are. As am I.”
  • “Who do you think you’re messing with?”
  • “I’m working here.”
  • “I see you.”
  • “Care to explain?”
  • “Your only way past is through me.”
  • “Time’s a-wasting.”
  • “Get out of the way!”
  • “Care to hire a hunter?”
  • “You ask too much.”
  • “Game over.”
  • “I like it when it gets messy.”
  • “Hey, hold it!”
  • “Moron! Are you ever gonna grow up?”
  • “Toying with you should be more fun.”
  • “Quit wasting my time.”
  • “Don’t worry, I got your back.”
  • “You gotta be kidding!”
  • “I still got some fight in me.”
  • “I thought you were the bad guy.”
  • “Look who’s talking.”
  • “Would you look at what the cat dragged in.”
  • “I can read your every move.”
  • “It doesn’t get any more real than that.”
  • “You picked a fight with the wrong girl.”
  • “I’ll admit, you got some moves on you.”
  • “I think that qualifies as mad skills.”
  • “Let me be perfectly clear this once: we’re evil men who revel in our vainglory.”
  • “No need for worry when you’re with me, sweetcakes.”
  • “If that was wrong, I don’t wanna be right.”
  • “One of these days, you need to look before you leap. Think things through for once.”
  • “Not bad for a job, but personally I could use a little more thrill.”
  • “Oh come on, that’s not how it goes.”
  • “Sorry, looks like you still have some catching up to do.”
  • “What’s gotten into me?”
  • “I can’t go on like this.”
  • “I’m not laughing.”
  • “Is that a smile?”
  • “Let’s keep moving.”
  • “After you.”
  • “C’mon, get your ass up here.”
  • “Not really a fair fight, was it?”
  • “You think I care?”
  • “Been seeing more than our share of monster attacks lately.”
  • “No shame going for low hanging fruit.”
  • “If you’re gonna point a gun at someone, make sure you know who you’re dealing with.”
  • “We still have some unfinished business.”
  • “Sorry. I’ll pay attention, I promise.”
  • “Don’t try that at home, _____. I don’t think we could pull it off.”
  • “No points for brains, but whatever works for you.”
  • “They even left me wanting more.”
  • “That wasn’t even close, you’re making me look bad!”
  • “Care to dance?”
  • “Once I decide to kill someone, they get killed.”
  • “Can’t say this will be a happy ending.”
  • “My fallen enemies and forgotten lovers outnumber the stars in the sky.”
  • “Two shots to the head, it’s the only way to be sure.”
  • “Don’t feel sorry for them. They asked for it.”
  • “Still holding a grudge, _______?”
  • “Get while the getting’s good.”
  • “Hardly feels like work when you enjoy it so much.”
  • “Watch where you point that thing.”
  • “If you can hold your own, I can use you.”
  • “I know you wouldn’t go unless I asked you to.”
  • “Still want more?”
Miracle - Chapter One

My eyes shot open and I was welcomed by a darkness wrapping around me. My clothes were sticking to my skin because of the sweat, but I was surprisingly cold. I sat up, pulling my knees closer as I wrap my arms around them and bury my face in them. I felt more miserable than usual clearly remembering both the child’s and the man’s face. “There is no Chanyeol here… why do you keep bothering me?” My voice was soft as I spoke, still broken from my sleep and my throat hurt. My legs were covered in small, stinging cuts. That’s what always happened when I used my powers to make these so-called miracles happen. There’s a price for everything, and for every miracle, I grew a little weaker. Just a little bit, and it wasn’t permanent. It was just annoying.

I stood up and the lights turned on, illuminating me, the room, and the thin, silver threads on my skin. I was already used to them, but I couldn’t help but notice the spark of light coming from my skin. I paused briefly to look in the mirror before walking over to my laptop. I needed to check again, in my dream it was clearly a famous person named Chanyeol, but no matter how many times I looked him up, there was no such person. Chanyeol didn’t exist, so why did he keep appearing in my dreams. “My dreams are supposed to be an accurate replay of the events that day.. but I didn’t meet anyone after saving that child,” I grew silent, staring at my screen ‘no search results’, just like always. “Alternate realities? Am I traveling between two worlds? No, that can’t be, I’d know if that was the case.” I started walking through my apartment, visiting every room briefly while pondering over the same question. That’s when it hit me. I grabbed a vest and ran out the door. Sure, it was late, but I needed to check. That man, Chanyeol, was holding a plastic bag with the name of a shop on it, meaning that I could just ask if a famous person had come by within the past six hours.

I was panting slightly when I arrived at my destiny and barged through the door, startling the boy behind the counter. “Sir, did a famous person buy something here within the past six hours?” He stared wide-eyed at me as he shook his head. “My shift just started an hour ago, I don’t know who came here six hours ago.” “Dammit,” I ran out of the shop again and stopped at the place where I’d saved the child and looked around. It was foolish, why would anyone be at the same place after six hours? Just as I was about to leave, a surprised voice spoke up. “Oh! You’re that person from earlier!” I turned around and there he was, Chanyeol from my dreams. I ran up to him and pushed him against the wall, “this doesn’t make sense. Why are you still here after six hours?” He tried to struggle out of my grip but I pushed him harder, making him stop and grimace at me. “You know, when I saw you heal that little kid I didn’t expect you to be the type to greet people by pushing them against walls.” He smiled a little, but I didn’t budge. “I knew your name. I knew you were famous. I’ve seen you plenty of times in my dreams but why do I never remember seeing you in reality? Why can’t I ever find you on the internet?” This time his smile faded and got replaced by a questioning look. “What do you mean? I’m not famous, and I’m pretty sure today was the first time I ever saw you.”

That was when I snapped. “Don’t lie to me! You are famous! My dreams don’t lie so explain to me why reality does!” His eyes were now filled with fear, followed by worry. “H-hey, you’re bleeding..” “What-” I snapped at him but he cut me off by wringing his arm out of my grip and stroking his finger over my forehead, causing it to sting and he showed me his hand, now smudged with blood. I stared at it and took a step back, releasing him from my grip. “You’re messing with me. I didn’t do anything.” And then it turned black.

[A/N: yes, this is supposed to be this confusing.]

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“How was it possible to be afraid and in love… The two things did not go together. How was it possible to be afraid, when the two of them grew stronger together every day? And every night. Every night was different, and every morning. Together they possessed a miracle.”
― Patricia Highsmith, The Price of Salt

cyprus-ave  asked:

Hi! Im a folk with spd and I was wondering if you know any fun apps for stimming/stress relief.

Hi! So I (Mod Logan) have an iPhone, so my suggestions may not work for all phones - this is obviously open to follower responses of all kinds though, because I won’t know every stimmy app on any platform!

Blendoku - a color-sorting game where you line up colors in a variety of orders, where the colors may all be variations on the same color or a variety of different colors. Price: Free (may have in-app purchases, I don’t remember)

Miracle Modus - a collection of colored light patterns that move in a variety of ways across the screen and can be changed and modified by the user. Price: Free.

Monument Valley - a puzzle geometry game, where you move a character called Ida through many ‘impossible’ geometric shapes. Extremely soothing music and beautiful colors. Price: Initial game is free, also has in-app purchase of more levels.

Dots - connect dots of the same color and try to form squares. Price: Free, offers in-app purchases for more themes and different versions of the game. (Two Dots is a separate game made by the same people that has more of a storyline with it, as far as I can remember).

2048 - yes, there’s an app for that. Slide tiles of the same number together and try to get the 2048 tile. Price: Free.

Piano Tiles - tap the tiles in the correct order in a variety of games. Price: Free, offers in-app purchases.

Flow Free (and Flow Bridges) - connect the colored dots and cover the whole board. Price: Flow Free is initially free and I believe offers in-app purchases, I think Flow Bridges is $0.99 USD.

Pancake Tower - literally you’re just stacking pancakes on a plate (pancakes with faces.). Price: Free.

Android apps (most are also available for iphones, if I’m not mistaken, but I’d double check):

Neko Atsume - most people have heard of this app by now, but for those who haven’t–it means ‘cat collector’ in English, and all you do is trade fish/gold fish (the currency of the game) for food and toys that you put out for different cartoon cats, who come and leave fish and presents for you after playing with the toys (and you can watch them play, which is the stimmy part, along with the music!). Price: Free

Skyburger - like pancake tower, but with a burger, and you usually have specific orders to fill but there are also free-play levels where you just stack as many burgers, onions, etc on the bun as possible. Warning that the app causes the phone to vibrate in your hands if you mess up an order. Price: Free

Juice Jam - sort of like candy crush, but a little less bright and I find a bit easier. Stimmy because it’s still got lots of bright colours. Free, but with in-app purchases for boosts & extra lives. 

Words Free - Basically a word-find puzzle but your finger on the phone traces pastel colours across a white background. Price: free

Here’s a start, with mostly free apps that should all be available on the App Store!

“How was it possible to be afraid and in love… The two things did not go together. How was it possible to be afraid, when the two of them grew stronger together every day? And every night. Every night was different, and every morning. Together they possessed a miracle.” - The Price of Salt