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Varlen!!! On Ice

DORIANMANCE WEEK -::- DAY 2 -::-  Yuri!!! On Ice AU

Pavellan. Dorian Pavus x Varlen Lavellan (approx 2.8k words, most under the cut) <3


Varlen gritted his teeth, hands gripping the wall of the rink, his long hair falling in tousled disarray to either side of his head. He breathed hard, exhausted. Frustrated. Not for the first time, he found himself wishing that he had more to offer than, according to the judges, a few toe-loops and a ‘winning smile’.

A winning smile.

He snorted derisively, reaching up to rub his eyes with cold fingers. Actually winning for once would be pretty nice, too. Hell, at this point, he’d just settle for beating his personal best. But he knew the truth; it shared the same sinking feeling as sitting in the kiss-and-cry at the last Grand Prix Final. That utter disaster. He was in a slump. No, not even just a slump. A complete stall. He wasn’t necessarily getting any worse, but he had stopped improving. And he needed to improve. He needed to push past that chest-clenching anxiety that flared up every time he stepped out in front of a sea of cameras and unfamiliar faces.

He was running out of time.

But just wanting something? Well, that wasn’t enough. He just… couldn’t. It was too hard to force himself out of his own head. Sure, he could berate and curse his shortcomings until he reduced himself to tears, but it never made any real difference. Never helped. On the few times where he’d found the courage to go to his friends with his problems, they just tried to console him. Lied with kind smiles and said that he was good. That it would pass. That everyone had slumps and he just had to believe in himself. But it had been over two years and nothing had passed. Nothing had changed. He was hopeless. Useless.

Stuck.

“Again, Varlen!”

Blinking back a frustrated haze, Varlen nodded tightly, straightening and releasing the wall. He kept his head down as he skated back out to the centre of the rink, each sweeping movement weighed down by a kind of numb acceptance. He was a failure. Before, his issues had only really surfaced in competition, not in training. But now, even in a place that was more a home to him than his own house, he found his mind absent. His concentration muddled. His body uncooperative. His skates weren’t an extension of himself anymore. They were just two bits of metal strapped to his feet, awkward and unwieldy.

All of a sudden, standing alone at the heart of the ice, Varlen wanted nothing more than to rip them off.

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anonymous asked:

A date with josuke sounds great!! Sorry I didn't read up on your rules :0

It’s totally fine, anon! Everybody makes mistakes, it’s all chill lmao. I tried to make this extra long for you.

Josuke is my favorite Jojo, so… good choice, lmao

  • So. It took him forever, but Josuke finally worked up the courage to confess. And then he asked you out. And you said yes?? And he can’t believe it??
  • He’s so nervous, he’s liked you for awhile but he never really thought that far ahead. He wants the first date to be perfect. He goes to Jotaro, of all people, for help- that was a mistake, because this guy is as charming as a rock. He doesn’t have much good advice to give.
  • Eventually, since none of his friends have a lot of dating experience, Josuke caves and goes to his mother. She’s thrilled that her son would come to her with something like this. All she suggests is super romantic stuff, and it becomes… kinda clear that she’s projecting, and this is the stuff she wants to do with a boyfriend one day.
  • When he finally picks you up for your hopefully-perfect date, he’s sweating bullets. You can’t help but laugh at the poor boy. He offers you his arm or his hand, whichever you’re more comfortable holding, and compliments you as the two of you start walking.
  • “Looking great today, babe! Uh, n-not that you ever look bad, I just mean-“
  • He’d be embarrassed when you laugh again, so he’d try to change the subject quickly. He says he’s got a great evening planned, so you’re kind of excited now. What could he have in mind?
  • Josuke learned almost everything he knows about dating from American movies, so he’d start out by taking you to a restaurant. He tried to pick something that wasn’t straight-up fast food, but wasn’t too formal either; super fancy restaurants are for later in a relationship, is what he believes.
  • The talk over dinner is really relaxed, which relieves him. That’s part of why he fell for you, after all- he’s always comfortable in your presence. You can ask him now what he has planned for after this, but he’ll just grin and shake his head.
  • “It’s a secret! Ah, hey, don’t look at me like that- you’ll enjoy it, I promise.”
  • He insists on being the one to pay for dinner, but you end up being the one to tip the waitress, since he doesn’t quite know the etiquette behind that. After you leave, he grabs your hand again, leading you down a street you haven’t been to for awhile.
  • This turns out to be a shortcut to the main event- a festival is in town! Josuke admits he doesn’t quite know what it’s for, but he goes every year and always really enjoys it. He’s smiling nervously at you as he watches you take in the sights; stalls and vendors everywhere, shouting about the goods they sell and services they offer. There’s musicians playing different songs from multiple stages, belting our their music with all their heart in an effort to be discovered. The games are flashing their lights and making electronic whirrs, playing tinny carnival tunes; it’s fantastic, and you wouldn’t have known it was here otherwise.
  • Josuke still wants to be the one paying for whatever you want, but he can’t help but admit it would help his wallet out if you pay for a few things too. He’ll buy you a bunch of snacks; he’d be super flustered if you offered him a bite of your food, and after accepting, he’d offer you a bite of his own. [Several young women saw that and immediately began whining at their dates, who’d spent the night hogging all the food for themselves.]
  • He challenges you to a game or two; you were going to play a second round of that game where you have to knock the bottles over with a baseball, but then you noticed he was using Crazy Diamond to throw the ball. That’s cheating, Josuke!
  • The two of you spend a lot of time at the goldfish-scooping game; you end up getting a fish first, and insist that you’ll name it after him. Josuke’s blush never really went away after that.
  • When it gets dark, he insists on herding you to a hill just on the outskirts of the glowing festival lights. He mentions that this is where he always watches the fireworks, and he wants to share his favorite spot with you.
  • While the fireworks are going off, he totally wants to lean over and kiss you, but… he’s not brave enough yet. So he settles for just holding your hand. He promises himself that he’ll kiss you here next year, though!

No matter how their relationship will end up,i will probably still love it ..we still have another 8 weeks to go with this beautiful Anime

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Forduary week three: Support
At least he’ll always have his brother there to support him, right?


You can see all of my Forduary entries here and all of my Stanuary entries here.

1026. When Snape died, the first person there to greet him was Lily. She walked up to him and punched him in the face, demanding answers as to 'WHY THE HELL DID YOU VERBALLY ABUSE MY SON FOR SEVEN YEARS???'

warm and soft like a fireplace….a heith….

Jason flying and hanging upside down in front of Piper and her pushing his glasses up as she giggles “ever seen spider-man?” And proceeds to kiss him

Nikola Tesla is the greatest b/c he loved pigeons and science and wanted to provide people with electricity at low cost but he was also lowkey trying to build a death beam. 

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Caejose Week 2016
Day 7 - Growing Old

you guys remember that Howl’s Moving Castle au i did last september? well its back