a small clothing shop


My partner Nick started his own Etsy shop recently to share some of his rad vintage finds. Everything’s super affordable and most things are unisex! He’s specializing in badass 80s/90s apparel♡Show him some luv and check out his shop here:

NicholasVintage on Etsy!

Zero Waste Tips

Whenever you go out, bring with you:

-a reusable water bottle filled with water (this prevents the purchase of plastic water bottles)

-an empty reusable coffee mug that can be filled during your travels, or a full reusable cup mug that you filled at home (prevents paper coffee cups and gives you a discount at many coffee shops, including Starbucks) 

-some kind of small cloth that can be used in place of napkins, tissues, and paper towels

-at least one reusable shopping bag (I have one I bring everywhere that folds up into a little square pouch) 

-a reusable container (useful if you eat out and have take home food) 

ketsuraku-automation  asked:

What other brands do you like?

Answering this publicly because it’s important to support other small (and queer for the most part) brands:

Young Fellow Clothing
Arrowhead Apparel
Support Your Brothers
Let Live Apparel
Awarew0lf Apparel
Still Sane
Bobo Academy
Be A Good Person Brand

Dear Journal,

I want to write everything down now so i won’t forget any part of it. I’m sitting in the common room near the fire. James and Sirius had detention again so i’m alone with Lily and Peter. I told everything to Peter this morning. He already knew for some reason. He told me that it was obvious. I was happy that he was okay with it. It was like telling my friends that i was a werewolf all over again. Today we all went to Hogsmeade. The weather was perfect and light snow was falling from the sky. When we arrived at Hogsmeade, we got hot butterbeer to warm us up and walked around to stop and look at the small shops. The girls entered a shop where they selled vintage clothes, but us boys, went to honeydukes. I didn’t get anything because i already had loads of chocolate bars up in our dorm. Peter almost bought the whole shop! He had his arms full of sweets. Sirius and I shared a box of Bertie bott’s jelly beans. He almost ate all the bad ones and i felt bad for him! But it made him laugh because he always had bad luck while eating those sweets. After that, i told the boys to continue their walk because i wanted to buy the new book my favorite wizard author had just released. “You guys continue, i’ll be at the book shop.” But Sirius turned and said “Wait Re! I’ll come with you! I’m so cold, i need to warm up!” Peter sent me a wink and I smilled at myself because i would be alone with Sirius again. We entered and i smilled. I love books. Sirius looked at me with a smirk and furrowed brows. “Who knew a room full of paper and words could make you smile like that!” We both laughed and i went to search for the book i wanted. While searching through the bookshelves i could feel Sirius’ eyes on me. I sent him a look and asked him why he was staring at me like that. “Why are you staring like that?” He looked down smirking “You look cute that’s all.” He said. I blushed and looked down too. “Get that smirk of your face Black!” He laughed. I like making him laugh because that means i make him happy. I found my book and paid. I couldn’t wait to read it! I carefully put it in my backpack so it wouldn’t get wet from the snowflakes. We walked a bit more and arrived at the end of the village. From where we were, we could see the shrieking shack. We stopped and Sirius giggled and hugged himself. “I’m so cold! You were right Moony i should’ve put something warmer than my leather jacket!” He said. Right there, I saw an opportunity. “Do you want one of my jumpers?” I asked. He then looked at me smilling with his brows furrowed. “You put two jumpers on?!” He said laughing. “Yeah so i can save my best mate from freezing off!” We laughed. I took of my coat and removed one of my jumpers. It was warm and soft. I gave it to him and he put it on under his cold leather jacket. It looked way to big for him. He looked cute all snuggled in one of my jumpers. “I look like an idiot.” He said pouting like a puppy. I laughed. “You look cute don’t worry.” And his cheeks went red again. So did mine. He looked up at me through his thick black lashes full of snowflakes. His grey eyes were shining. His skin looked so soft i wanted to rub my cheeks against it. He was bitting his pale lips with a shy smile. He looked nervous. He kept playing with the long sleeves of my jumper with his hands. This might be a lot of description but i want to remember him in that moment. He was close to me. Closer than usual. He put his hand up to my neck. His fingers were cold against my warm skin. I shivered. He looked at my lips and i looked at his. We kissed… it was just a sweet and slow peck. His lips were soft. I ran both of my hands through his hair and felt electricity go through my veins. My heart was going faster than it ever did. When he pulled away he looked at me, waiting for me to say something. I was shocked and nervous so i just quickly whispered “I’m in love with you…” i waited for his reaction and he smilled at me. “I’m in love with you too…” i couldn’t stop smilling. We both giggled, feeling a bit shy but he pulled in for another kiss. He quickly pulled away and asked me “Be mine?” And i just nodded with this huge smile stuck on my face. And we hugged. Since he was a bit shorter than me, he had his arms around my thorso while mine were around his neck. I burried my face in his long black hair while he had his cold cheeks on my neck. “Let’s go back to the castle, your freezing cold.” He nodded and asked me “Can i hold your hand in the village?” I agreed and took hold of his cold fingers. We slowly walked back to the village, enjoying the moment. When we saw our friends. They all looked at us in shock but they all started to smile seconds later. James screamed “Finally Sirius! I told you he liked you back!” I looked down at Sirius and he smirked at me. All this time he loved me back. Lily went to give both of us a hug and we all walked back to the castle. When we entered, Sirius was still holding my hand, walking with his chin up, as if he just asked the prettiest girl of the school on a date. But this time it was me. “Do you mind walking hands in hands with me in here?” I asked him, just to be sure he was okay with everyone seeing us. “I want them all to know you are mine love.” And he kissed my cheek. I blushed at the sweet name he used. We walked back to the common room, heads were turning towards us. People were whispering to their friends. Some were even smilling. Sirius hold my hand tighter. He was proud but he had to leave with James for detention. He went on his tippytoes and whispered in my ear “When i’m back, we cuddle.” I smilled and nodded. I looked at him walk away in my big jumper and realized I couldn’t be happier.

I’ll write tonight.
January 14th 1976
(I’ll always remember this date..)

Get a Little Closer

Castiel x Reader

Word Count: 1111 (haha)


*Yet another stupid, fluffy, late night writing. Enjoy. xD

(Not my GIF)

Cas rested his head against the back of the couch, letting out a long breath. No matter how hard he tried, he couldn’t figure out how to work the Netflix on the Blu-Ray player. And he was bored, really bored. The Winchesters were out on a simple job, leaving him at the bunker to entertain himself.

He pressed just about every button on the remote ten times before giving up. Dean had shown him how to use the complex device several times, but it never stuck. Stupid human machinery.

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Request: Hi gorgeous! Can I have a Steve/Fem!Reader where she’s his girlfriend he realises something is happening to her from small details(like…Skin and hair colour fading,a strange way to approach food.),and the little things grow to big things when she moves in with him (she’s a lot skinnier than what seems healthy,faints constantly,never eats with him,hits gym more than necessary…) ‘til he find out she’s anorexic and decided to help her? But can you do it without the whole pity party angst?Without the"I’m ugly and I want to be beautiful"line that is in every F one of the stories with this theme,but with reader being a model(that’s how they met)and living under pressure to be 'perfect’ to the media and to Steve?I think of something in the lines of wanting to be in control and LOOK like she’s in control of her life.You could end with him convincing her of finding help,no unrealistic accepting herself for him. Thanks, love. - @becaamm

Pairing: Steve Rogers X Anorexic!Reader

Word Count: 3,152

Warning: Fluff(?), Cursing, EATING DISORDERS TRIGGER WARNING, Angst. 

(A/N): FINALLY! RIGHT, BECA? I’m so sorry it took me this long, but since I’ve only had been on Steve’s side of the story, it was kind of hard for me to write this and I might (I did) have messed everything up, but oh well. BTW, EVERY INFORMATION AND ETC WAS TAKEN FROM INTERNET SO PARDON ME IF SOMETHING IS WRONG OR UN-REAL


Originally posted by sincerelysaraahh

You started as a model when you were a teenager, it started with small jobs at local clothes shops until one day, you were able to make a name to yourself and be called to more important and big jobs.

It was in one of those ‘big jobs’ – your first one, actually – that you met him, Steve Rogers.

You were a model at Stark’s new line of clothes, he decided to start it, since – in his own words – he was bored of designing and making almost the same things, besides, of course, the fact that all the money gathered was going to charity.

Being the awkward person you were, you stood on the corners of the afterwards party, trying to avoid all the drunk people in there and just chill after having to walk on gigantic high heels and weird clothes. But being a model did have its down sides, one of them being that just because you were a ‘public figure’ people thought they had the right to touch you without your consent.

That was when your knight in shining armor – or black tuxedo – went to rescue you from some jerk, his hands wrapping your waist while glaring at the idiot you had been trying to push away from you.

“Is he bothering you, love?” The men didn’t took long to realize that the blond was Captain America, and surely he didn’t want to mess with a hero, so he just backed away. “Are you okay, ma’am?” He asked, standing in front of you with concerned eyes.

You sighed in relief when you smiled at Steve, nodding with your head and extending your hand in front of you.

“Call me Y/N. How can I pay you for helping me with that idiot?” Steve smiled down at you and from that moment, you knew.

You were going to love that man forever.

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anonymous asked:

I also happen to be a huge fan of the Victor and Yuri idol HC's so could you please write some headcanons where our protaganists have to deal with some overly aggressive paparazzi on potentially a date night, or a vacation? It's really up to you! Also your hc's blog is my fave one out there!

Ah, yes, more of the international idol series! I’m so happy something I’ve written is so well-liked. This prompt is like 10/10 honestly. I hope you like :3 Thank you for the request, love! <3 ((other works from this series can be read here))

[Viktor Nikiforov]

  • After a long season of figure skating, Viktor decides to take you on a much-needed getaway to somewhere warm and not covered in snow
  • A two-week long vacation in the tropics of Saint Lucia seem like the perfect place to take his lover to unwind
  • he insists that he plans everything for the two of you; he wants to take care of everything so you can be surprised by the itinerary ugh typical Vitya
  • Viktor gets Yakov to agree to take care of your beloved Makkachin whilst you’re away, and all that’s left to do is of you to pack and get going
  • The flight is a bit long and you get a bit antsy early on, but Viktor gives you some Dramamine and you sleep peacefully on his shoulder the entire time
  • When you arrive at your destination, Viktor doesn’t allow you to lift a single finger while he checks you into the hotel
  • he carries all of the luggage to the front desk and takes care of e v e r y t h i n g what a gentleman jfc vik
  • Viktor decides he needs a power nap before you truly begin you vacation, since it’s been so long since he’s actually been able to just lay down and sleep without any consequences
  • You guys end up sleeping through the afternoon and into the evening, and you just end up ordering room service and going back to sleep
  • So far, the vacation goes just as Viktor planned; it’s romantic, private, and it’s just plain rejuvenating to see you on the beach in a swimsuit
  • Viktor buys you fruity alcoholic drinks to sip while you lounge by the pool and in the sun
  • trying to get you drunk? maybe wink wonk
  • You get couples massages and spa treatments together, while you stress over the thought of the massive expenses you must be racking up, but Viktor tells you to stop worrying about something as minuscule as money
  • You and Viktor go to the beach, go shopping, apply sunscreen on each other, eat at expensive restaurants
  • and have sex on the beach omg
  • But there is one particular day that doesn’t exactly go according to plan
  • You and Viktor are holding hands while you walk to the beach later in the afternoon, and the sun is starting to set on the horizon, creating a picturesque backdrop to take a selfie
  • After Viktor pulls out his phone, he takes note of the black vehicles driving past very slowly along the sidewalk, and it sets him off a bit
  • He drags you towards the beach at a brisker pace, wanting to put as much distance between the two of you and the road as possible
  • and you’re a bit drunk from the day’s activities, so you stumble along without hesitation lmao so cute
  • While you wade through the sandy beach and towards to ocean, Viktor rummages through your shared backpack with his free hand to locate your sunglasses
  • The glasses are not for the sunlight that is becoming a rosy pink in the sky, but as a shield that Viktor has a feeling will be needed very soon
  • Viktor hastily puts your sunglasses over your eyes, but he does it with grace; it is then you decide to question his sudden nervous behavior, despite your slight intoxication
  • “Vitya~ you’re walking so fast. What’s the matter? It’s not even sunny out and jfc you’re gonna leave bruises on me if you keep that death grip on me jesus fuck
  • “Babe, you’re drunk as fuck and there’s probably a swarm of paparazzi about to attack at any second. Please trust me because i love you and shit is about to get real
  • Viktor sets a steady pace before letting you go in favor of taking out his phone to call a cab, stealing glances behind him to see if you’re being followed
  • He tells the cabbie to wait for the both of you at the pier close to your hotel, and you’ll be there very soon
  • and the entire time he’s on the phone Viktor is just staring at you with doe eyes because walking you splash your feet around in the water as you walk is the cutest thing he’s ever seen
  • Viktor forgets about the paparazzi that caught sight of you earlier and is pulling up his phone’s camera to take a video of you on the beach when they first of many camera flashes are aimed your way
  • You and Viktor realize time has run out, grabbing each other’s hands and sprinting down the beach while the swarm of photographers chases you along the water’s edge
  • Viktor finds himself laughing at how ridiculous the situation is; a large group of people with their cameras flashing while they follow you running down the beach must be quite the sight
  • The paparazzi are gaining on you when you finally reach the pier, Viktor leading you towards the car awaiting at the sidewalk
  • Viktor practically throws you into the backseat and jumps in after you, crushing you a bit in the process, but he slams the door with his foot just in time
  • The driver speeds away without needing to be told, reading the context clues to the situation you’re in, leaving the crowd of photographers in the dust, some of them attempting to chase after the vehicle
  • Viktor keeps a protective arm around you the entire ride to the hotel, still somewhat shaken up at the thought of people coming after you like that; you just rest on his shoulder and watch the sunset out of the windows of the car
  • You spend the rest of the evening in the safety of the hotel room where Viktor draws a hot bath for you to share
  • and he pulls up the articles posted about your beach chase that are posted within an hour of the incident; it’s actually hilarious how amazing the photos turned out
  • A bottle of champagne is ordered from room service and you spend the night in the bath together, sharing stories of all the times paparazzi have created memories like these

[Yuri Plisetsky]

  • Yuri has a break from skating at last, and you just so happen to have no events scheduled for the weekend
  • It’s decided that a date night is in order for the two of you; a trip to the cinema and dinner afterwards is arranged, and you both cannot wait to just relax together
  • While you’re walking to the cinema, Yuri grabs your hand first and holds it, much to your surprise
  • tbh just based on that you know tonight is going to be lit as fuck; he never initiates touch and affection omg
  • You settle on a romantic action comedy, and Yuri buys a cotton candy and small popcorn to share
  • The top row is Yuri’s favorite spot to sit when you go to the cinema together, so of course you pick those seats
  • The theatre is nearly empty, save for a few people in the middle section
  • Yuri even puts his arm around you when the movie starts, and you rest on his shoulder happily
  • The peace is disrupted, however, when some snickering can be heard from below, and Yuri growls low in his throat in annoyance at the teenagers below you, who are turned around in their seats and looking up at you
  • He opens his mouth to make a smart remark at them, but you shake your head in disapproval; you weren’t going to let some kids ruin your date night
  • but too bad that may not work out for you lmao sorry babe that was only a taste of the shitstorm that’s coming for you
  • Somewhere near the end of the film, both of you become bored and decide to divert your attention from the movie to each other; Yuri lifts the arm rest between you so he can hold you while you quietly make out
  • You’re getting into a steady rhythm when flashes blind you through your closed eyelids
  • The kids below you begin taking flash photos of you and Yuri, and Yuri flips his shit; he stands and yanks you out of your seat to drag you out of the theater, flipping the kids off until you’re out of sight
  • “Can’t you shits leave us alone ?! I’m trying to enjoy a fucking date here! Jesus Christ, mind your own fucking business!”
  • you’re flustered at his outburst but he’s kind of hot when he’s mad and protective tho lmao
  • Yuri becomes unsettled at the disturbance at the cinema, but it’s finally time to head to the restaurant, which is packed
  • You’re waiting outside of the restaurant for a table to open up when you notice people stealing glances at you and Yuri; he becomes physically disturbed, fidgeting and turning both of you away from the people
  • He puts his hood up and tells you to lower your head, but you already hear the whispers
  • “That looks like (Y/N) (L/N). Don’t you think?”
  • “Yuri Plisetsky? That guy looks just like him-“
  • You’re both struggling to pull out your sunglasses to further disguise yourselves, but the damage is already done, and the events unfold faster than you can comprehend
  • Photographers seem to come out of nowhere, the flashing of cameras blinding both of you as they swarm the area
  • The paparazzi yell at you and the increase of volume hurts your ears and rattles your skull; Yuri even plugs his ears as he looks for an opening
  • He finally grabs your hand and pushes his way out, eventually breaking through and dragging you away from the crowd that is already following in your direction
  • You move your legs faster than you thought you were capable of as you run down the streets and through alleyways
  • Yuri is able to find shelter in a small store, and he pulls you in before he locks the door behind you as the crowd of paparazzi is abandoned outside
  • The store employees give you flustered stares before you offer an explanation, and they are more than happy to allow you to stay while the crowd clears out
  • You end up trying on all of the clothes and accessories in the store, having a small shopping trip of sorts
  • Yuri pays for the clothing you liked and you thank the store owners before stepping out onto the nearly deserted street
  • “Are you still up for dinner, Yuri?”
  • “Let’s just go home. I’ll cook a meal a million times better than any shitty restaurant can. And I’m sick of shitheads following us around!”
  • You laugh and allow him to escort you back home, just relieved that your wreck of a perfect date night can still be salvaged
Quick detective work & today’s setlist

I finally found Keiko’s check skirt. BANZAI! As a bonus, I also found this cute little sweater she wore the other day.

Manon Mimie Skirt (¥9,800) and Top (¥7,800)

Here’s the official instagram account of Manon Mimie. This seems to be a small shop in Shibuya selling all kinds of cute clothes.Apparently it’s rather new, their stuff doesn’t seem to be available in any of the popular online stores.

2017/4/23 (Sun) 「Kalafina “9+ONE”」 Waku Waku Holiday Hall Setlist

01.五月雨が過ぎた頃に Samidare ga Sugita Koro ni
02. misterioso
03. Lacrimosa
04. 明日の景色 Ashita no Keshiki
05. 光の旋律 Hikari no Senritsu
06. 未来 Mirai
07. Oblivious
08. storia
09. 五月の魔法 Gogatsu no Mahou
10. Consolation
11. to the beginning
12. 春を待つ Haru wo Matsu
13. 輝く空の静寂には (Kagayaku Sora no Shijima ni Wa)
14. メルヒエン Märchen
15. Magia
16. Kyrie
17. Heavenly Blue
18. One Light
19. into the world

20. 音楽 Ongaku
21. Blaze
22. sprinter


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Request: Hello! Are you still taking requests? If so can it be about the reader having a relationship with Grant Gustin for almost three years and decided to go on a trip to Greece(i’m from Greece that’s why) so he can learn about the reader’s culture and both of them have a surprise for each other(the reader is pregnant and Grant is proposing) plzzz!!

Notes: Okay this was really fun to write and sorry it took longer than expected but I hope you like it!!

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Telling Stories

Originally posted by nevermindtheb0ll0cks

Request for you and Hotch bumping into each other outside of your work, and meeting while he’s on a case.

Requested by Anon, enjoy!

Your twelve hour shift as an OR doctor just ended and you were in some serious need of caffeine. Not that you wouldn’t be going straight home to sleep for a while, anyway, you just were…well…addicted. So off you went after changing your clothes to your favorite café. Walking in to the small shop, you took in the scent of coffee beans and milk. It had become sort of a comfort place for you to go to after work. You saw a lot of death that day and it never got easier, but you managed to sort through your emotions in different ways. This time it was by drowning yourself in caffeine and the jazz music that was playing. It was about 6:30 in the morning when you got there and you stood in line patiently.
You were unaware of the figure that had come in behind you. “Ahem,” you heard, as you turned around. “Can I help you?” you asked, after standing there for a while. You had seen this man in here almost every morning when you’d come in before or, in this case, after, your shift. He always wore a nicely tailored suit and expensive looking shoes. But there was something about his eyes. He always looked tired, and always had a stoic expression on his face. Except once when he had first seen you, and you’d smiled at him and he had smiled back. He must have been having a good day or something. Now, he gave you a half smile and looked down at you.

“I um…I just see you in here all the time and I’ve never asked for your name,” he said, blushing slightly. “I’m y/n,” you said, returning the blush, “and you are?” “Aaron Hotchner,” he replied. You held your hand out for him, which he took. You felt sparks fly at his touch, almost electrifying. And you’d always thought people were just being sappy when they said that. “It’s nice to formally meet you, y/n,” he said, still holding your hand. You both realized that you still had a grip on each other and you dropped your hands. You were next in line for coffee, which you ordered, and, albeit you arguing, he paid for, along with his.
The two of you sat and talked for about an hour at the café about nothing. Neither of you knew how much it meant to the other one to be able to sit and talk about anything but what you did and the horrors you both saw every day. When 7:45 rolled around, he had to take his leave, and you probably needed to get some sleep and catch up on housework since you had another shift tonight. You both parted ways, after he slipped you his number on your coffee cup. Cheeky, you thought, smiling to yourself. You went home and got some sleep for an hour or two, but before you knew it, it was time to go back to the hospital for your last shift for a couple of weeks.

Work was the usual busy atmosphere, and you almost didn’t notice Aaron rush in with a few other people trailing quickly behind him, following a gurney with someone who was bleeding out very quickly. “Y/n?” He asked, his voice strained. “Aaron, what’s going on?” you asked, confused at his presence. You had never asked what he did for a living, and he had never asked you. But now, with the badge and the gun, you couldn’t help but wonder. “I’m FBI, Behavioral Analysis Unit. We were on a case. My teammate, Derek Morgan, was shot,” you looked to the dark skinned man on the gurney and jumped into action, making Aaron move back out of the way. You called for a few different nurses to get you this and that, and you called out different commands.

He looked at you, bewildered, and you got a nurse to escort him and the rest of his team to the waiting room while you wheeled his teammate, Derek Morgan, back to the OR. The bullet had almost penetrated his left lung, but you had managed to get it out and stop the bleeding. He had flat-lined out of nowhere, and you tried everything, and finally got him back and running. After he was stitched up and wheeled into recovery, you went out into the waiting room. It had been three hours since you took him back. “Aaron,” you said, walking up to where he and his team were sitting. They all stood up awaiting the news.

“How is he? Is he…” he asked, looking at your blood stained hands. Gloves and all that jazz weren’t always successful at keeping the blood off of you. “He’s fine. He flat-lined once, but we stabilized him. He’s in recovery now, and will make a full come back,” you reported, happy that this one went as well as it did. It could have been worse, but you didn’t tell them that. A unanimous sigh of relief flooded the room. “You all will be able to see him soon, right after I check up on him. Aaron, if you’d like to come with me, you may,” you said, motioning to the door. He nodded and the team gave you both a look of wonder.

“You didn’t tell me you were a doctor,” he said as you walked down the hallway. “You never told me you were FBI,” you said, smirking. “Fair enough,” he said, giving you one of his smiles. It did things to you that you couldn’t explain. You both walked into Derek’s room, and saw that he was awake. “Good morning, sunshine,” you said, checking his vitals. “Hotch? What happened?” he asked, looking at Aaron. He told him about how the man had gained on him and ended up shooting him and how he almost died. “You’re a stubborn one, Agent Morgan,” you remarked, smiling at him. “Hotch, did she save my life?” Derek asked, nodding his head in your direction. “She did,” he confirmed.

Derek thanked you over and over again, to which you replied that it was only your job. One of your nurses came in with your caramel Frappuccino, with two and a half shots of espresso, and low fat milk, which she dutifully announced upon her arrival. Derek stopped talking to Aaron mid-sentence. “Wait, wait, wait,” he said, after the nurse left, “caramel Frappuccino? Two and a half shots of espresso? Low fat milk? Hotch, this wouldn’t be your mystery café girl, would it?” Both you and Aaron blushed a deep shade of red. “Um, Derek, that’s…really…” Derek cut him off in a hurry, “Hotch, man, if you don’t date this woman, I will.” All three of you laughed.

This was the story that all three of yours and Aaron’s children, including Jack, asked you to tell them every night about how Mommy almost ended up dating Uncle Derek.

anonymous asked:

So your post skinny girls buying bigger jeans to make them into high waisted shorts hits home so hard! I hate hate hate when skinny girls buy the plus size clothes so they can make them into small trendy clothes. Like really? Go shop in your section that has a billion options and let me pick through the 5 things I have.

YES!!!!!! it literally makes me so mad like this isn’t for you hon!

nothing else was ever really said about Matt teaching Neil how to box, so i like to think that after the books, the whole team help Neil how to fight and defend himself

  • he takes regular boxing lessons with Matt. first thing Matt teaches him is how to make a proper fist. He teaches him how to not hurt himself, before he teaches him how to hurt other ppl
  • he also teaches him balance and how to stand on the balls of his feet, so he can dart in any direction. Neil’s already fast, and this just makes him uncatchable and Matt would always prefer Neil to be able to get away from a fight, over actually being in one
  • then he teaches him to box. first with a punching bag, then with a dummy - he shows him where to hit, where it hurts most, how to take down ur opponent with one hit - then they move into a ring
  • Matt teaches him to box with gloves, but also without. bare-knuckled boxing is more dangerous, but also more necessary
  • after their training they always go and get a burger and milkshake in the diner across the street, both bruised and smiling

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