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Pompeii

For Weird Wednesdays with @thefreckledone [Part 2]


The greyhound bus didn’t take anyone all the way into Pompeii. There was construction on the roads that made it too rough for anything not sporting four wheel drive to make the climb up. That was fine. The drop off point was less than a mile away from the town, famous for it’s crips beauty and distinct lack of volcanic activity.  

“Wait, so you’re walking?”

Sakura winced, pulling the bluetooth ear piece out and glaring at it before replacing it again once the ringing in her ear had subsided. “Ami, you know I can hear, right?”

“I told you to buy a car before you left. You’re hiking a mile with luggage. What kind of sweet hell is that?” her friend ranted, likely huffing and puffing from the recliner in her dad’s loft apartment just north of central Manhattan. It was a weekday, she wouldn’t be at her own place. “Do they not have taxies in the boonies? What about Uber?”  

“A mile is nothing to worry about, and I have comfortable shoes,” Sakura replied, feeling the weight of her duffle bag increase as if the acknowledgment of it’s existence made it that much heavier.

She didn’t mention the fact that her bank account was starting to look like the clearance price of a lightly used sofa sectional. A taxi might have put her in the red if it had a high enough rate. It was also the main reason she was taking up a position as a general practitioner for the nowhere town instead of completing her residency in the city. She needed to make a living and build up a better bedside manner if she ever wanted to qualify for a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship somewhere down the road.

“I’m going to miss you. Who’s going to remind me to go to bed at a decent hour? No one’s ever put up with me as long as you have,” Ami sniffed on the other end of the line. “You’ve finally left me…a-all for some stupid town no one wants to practice in.”

Sakura could hear the waterworks coming and laughed to ease the tension. “It’s not that bad. From what I heard there’s not that high a need for a doctor and they’ve been stubbornly resilient since the last one up and left. It’s not a busy place. I’ll have plenty of yearly check ups to practice my bedside manner on so it’s perfect for me. Everyone wants to save the day in a big way and forgets about the little guys. I think I’ll fit in just fine.”

“Yeah, but I think you’re forgetting the most important thing here: me. When will I see you again? I’m so lonely.”

“Ami, you’re married.”

“Yeah but that’s different.”

“Hang on,” Sakura said, pausing on the side of the road. She blinked and then turned around, searching for the curve she could have sworn she had already passed over. That pine tree looked oddly familiar. “Ami, how long have I been on this call with you?”  

“Not long enough.”

Sakura pulled out her cell and checked the time. She’d been on the phone twenty one minutes. She should have seen the town by now. She wasn’t a slow walker either, in spite of her luggage. She felt a vibration in her ear and then a crackle as her cell phone screen showed only one bar left, and even that one was blinking.

“Ami, your signal is starting to break up so I’m going to have to end the call. I think I’m close to the town, I’ll email you when I get there.”

“Your phone is old, that’s why. Sakura…come back soon! I miss you.”

“Love you too,” Sakura fondly cooed before ending the call and replacing the cell in her jacket’s front pocket.

Without the distraction, Sakura took another look around and decided she was in a new area and that she hadn’t turned herself around. She was being silly, thinking she had passed by the same way when she never once turned off the road. Ami’s call had just distracted her. Silly, silly, silly.

Sakura started walking again and in another minuet she could see the curve in the road that lead into a main street where a dozen different store fronts showed off open faces. A handful of cars were parked on the street outside and people were out and about. The further she walked the more of the town she could see and she was amazed by how big it was for being in such an out of the way location. There were plenty of people and cars, even if she hadn’t seen a single one on the road up from the greyhound stop.

Something like excitement made Sakura’s heart skip in her chest and she couldn’t help but smile. There had been more than one reason she settled on the occupancy at Pompeii and not one of the more local cities. Of course it was an interesting place that Sakura felt she could do well in, but aside from that she already knew someone in town.

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  • Jin: Whenever you're getting dressed in the morning he'll follow you around and wait at your feet until you give him his own little bowtie or jacket to wear. Cos he needs to always look as good as his master, if not better.
  • Suga: It will probably be difficult for you to find him cos he'll be off hiding somewhere on his own, most likely chewing something. Like you'll find him under your car fast asleep with a half-eaten shoe right next to him. And then when you wake him up and ask him what the hell he was doing he'll just grin at you. Evilly.
  • J-Hope: Will bark. Non-stop. All the time. Whenever you leave the house you'll hear this chorus of high-pitched yapping from inside. He'll often get mixed up and howl at the sun like some weird kind of wolf.
  • Rap Monster: Doesn't need to chew stuff to destroy it. He could just lie down on a pillow and it would explode. And then he'd be coated in feathers and looking confused af. When you come into the room he'll just look at you as innocently as possible to tell you that he didn't mean to.
  • Jimin: Constantly asking for cuddles. You'll sit down after a long day and he'll immediately roll onto his back so that you will scratch his tummy. You always give in cos he's just so damn adorable.
  • V: Let's jut say stuff will disappear. You'll be looking for something and then you'll find him looking guilty with it in his mouth. He'll be just about to put it on the floor in front of you when he suddenly turns and runs under the couch or something. Cheeky af.
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The Last Place You'll Look

Little humans are my prey,
And babies are a treat.
I’m the monster in your closet,
I’m the one who wants to eat.

You will try in vain to find me,
You will look under your bed,
You may think I’m in the bathroom,
But I’m somewhere else instead!

I’m the one that you all fear,
I’ve made you scared of the dark,
I made you turn that night light on,
I made your precious doggy bark.

You never see me, not once.
But I’m sure you get the feeling,
That you might be being watched
By something on the ceiling.

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Servants of Nature AU

Stumbling across each other in the forest, Greta and Stefan share secrets between only them and the nature that surrounds them.  And over time, they form an alliance.  


“You always creep on people in the forest?” she questions, twilight colors washing over her skin.  

He can only smile and counter with a wistful, “Not always.”

gretaphasmatosmartin  asked:

Damon ... has passed away.

There’s not that instant denial he thinks that should have come.  Because maybe he thinks that he had always known that when he hears those words (“He’s gone, Stefan.”), he’d believe it right away.  It’s always been there, that distant, morbid thought that he could be leave him at anytime.  Just like when he left for the war.  Just like when he left after they turned.  Just like when he left when Stefan fell back into being a ripper.  


And it’s funny, because Stefan actually blames himself.  Or maybe it’s not funny at all because there’s splinters in his hands when he grips the table, throwing it against the wall and he feels shards of wood hit his skin.  It’s not really funny when he breathes out, shakily, and feels that wetness on his face and he thinks that he’s never really prepared himself for this.  


Damon could leave whenever he wants.  


But he had always come back.  


(“He’s not coming back,” someone whispers–to him or to themselves, he doesn’t know–and he thinks brokenly: That’s not how it works.)