↳ “they say the mustang is the spirit of the west. whether that west was won or lost in the end, you’ll have to decide for yourself, but the story i want to tell you is true. i was there and i remember. i remember the sun, the sky, and the wind calling my name in a time when we ran free. i’ll never forget the sound and the feeling of running together. the hoof beats were many, but our hearts were one.” - spirit: stallion of the cimarron (2002)
I left the fencing equipment on the subway lol oopsies
Oh man I got kicked out of school lol oopsies
WHATEVSIES LET’S GO RUN AWAY TO NEW YORK *slaps on his red hunting cap of swag*
[in taxi] Holden:
Where do the ducks go when the pond freezes over?
How the hell should I know whatchu playin’ at
NOTHING LOL JUS’ WONDERING
[pause for metaphorical resonance]
*comes across a telephone booth*
OH BOY I WANT TO CALL UP MY OLD CHILDHOOD FRIEND JANE GALLAGHER
Wait never mind. Not gonna do it. You have to be in the right mood.
*comes across another telephone booth* *repeats the entire thought process 95889246502657 times until the reader wants to smack him*
*eventually checks into a hotel* Damn, is it good to be a rich teenage runaway. *goes out into town and orders a million drinks at a million bars*
PHONY PHONY PHONY YOU’RE A PHONY SHE’S A PHONY WE’RE ALLL PHONIES
*breaks down crying*
*eventually checks into his hotel again* *somehow accidentally orders a prostitute for the night*
Hey you wanna talk?
Not…really? Whatchu playin’ at?
Nothing, nothing, hey, listen I’ll pay ya for the time and everything, I just want to talk-
Srry pal. I g2g. [her pimp comes to Holden’s room. heartbreaking stuff happens.]
[clutches belly] OH GOD I’M DYING I SEE THE LIGHT
oh cool maybe jane gallagher will come save me
oh god do i want to jump her bones
just kiddinggggg jane is a total metaphor for innocence and i don’t want to jump anyone’s bonesss
[five mins later]
Man. She isn’t coming. OH WELL TIME TO PHONE UP SALLY BOY DO THE GIRLS LOVE ME.
I fucking hate you but I need a boyfriend.
K cool my heart is for Jane anyways.
I mean, she keeps all her kings in the back row, and all.
I feel like that’s another metaph-
TO BROADWAY! *drags her away*
[Because they do not see Les Mis or Gentleman’s Guide or any other fantastic Broadway musical, but some dry play with Alfred Lunt, their date falls to pieces.]
[later, at an ice rink]
We should totes run away.
We could buy our own little cabin-
I’m not kidding, we should do it right now-
Hold it right there, motherfucker. Stop it.
Well, you don’t have to be a pain in the ass about it-
ZOMG HOW DARE YOU CURSE AT ME
HOW DARE YOU CURSE AT ME, YOU LITTLE FUCKER *bursts into tears*
*runs away* Why is life so haaaaard…
[oh yeah at some point he buys a Little Shirley Beans record and then he drops it and we all know it’s another metaphor]
I know what will help!
A visit to my lil’ sis!
like don’t tell mom and dad I swung by I just want to say hi to you-
You got kicked out of school again didn’t you.
LIKE COME ON GET YOUR SORRY ASS TOGETHER HAVE YOU EVER EVEN THOUGHT OF THE FUTURE
Well, you know that song “if a body catch a body coming through the rye”?
It’s “if a body meet a body-”
Yeah whatever. That’s all I really want to do. I imagine all these kids playing in this field of rye, and they’re kids, so sometimes they get too close to the edge of this huge cliff, so I’ll be the one catching them. I’ll do it with Allie’s old mitt. I’ll be the catcher in the rye.
[FIVE MINUTE INTERMISSION SO READERS CAN SOB THEIR HEARTS OUT]
Oh shit parents are home CATCH YOU LATER PHOEBE [high-tails it to Mr. Antolini’s]
You know, you’re the only one I can really talk to besides my sister. You’re a really cool English teacher. You should know that.
*pets Holden’s head while Holden’s sleeping*
*runs away crying*
WAIT, CALM DOWN SON
Okay you know what I’m running away. For reals. I’m running away to the West.
DONE WITH THIS SHIT.
No you ain’t.
Yes I am.
You can’t leave me!
Yes I can.
AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FO’ DAT.
[changes mind] Okay, fine, how about we go to the zoo? Okay Phoebe? Sorry I hurt your feelings, Phoebe.
*gets on the merry-go-round of Symbolic Wonder at the zoo* Hey Holden you wanna come on?
No, I can’t, but I’ll watch you.
Sometimes the kids will reach for the gold ring, and sometimes they’ll fall off, but you can’t tell them not to.
• The Companions- particularly Donna, Martha, Rory and Bill
• River Song. Just, River Song.
• Captain Jack Harkness. I may not talk about him much, but he’s awesome.
• The epic adventure music we had in Matt Smith’s era. That was my jam back in the day.
• The casual LGBT representation. It’s been there since series one, but it’s never been a big deal.
• The Drunk Giraffe.
• There was actually an episode that used as many oo sounds as possible (Judoon platoon upon the Moon!) just to mess with David Tennant, because it was hard for him to maintain his English accent and say those words.
• I love the Master and Missy in equal amounts, because they are evil because they can be, and still act like the Doctor’s their best friend, especially Missy.
• Honestly, I’ll be sad to see Missy go- she’s basically a big ball of Glaswegian craziness, and she’s brilliant as a villain.
• The Paternoster Gang, because only on Doctor Who would you have a team comprised of a pair of interspecies crime solving lesbians and their pet potato.
• Nardole, mother hen extraordinaire.
• Amy and Rory’s relationship.
• “It’s smaller on the outside!”
• “Allons-y, Allonso!”
• “Bow ties/ Fezzes/ Stetsons are cool.”
• The Doctor’s entire message in Blink.
• All the nods to the Doctor’s past- Sarah Jane, UNIT, the Master, all the old monsters, even things like Twelve offering someone a jelly baby and the return to Coal Hill School.
• Many other things, but I can’t think of them just now.
* John Laurens x Reader * Modern Beauty and the Beast AU
A/N: HERE IT IS! OK so…there’s no beast creature first of all, you’ll see the obvious change I made. This follows the new movie and CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS! If you haven’t seen the new movie then don’t read this yet as some plot points come directly from the new movie. It’s also really fucking long, so yeah. This took me about four days of writing every moment I could and listening to the movie soundtrack on repeat. (At least it’s pretty.) So I hope you guys enjoy!
Word Count: 9,365 (barely 23 pages…)
“You have a daughter, do you not Mr. L/N?” Henry Laurens asked the man across from him. Henry’s young son, John, sat aside merely watching the exchange.
“Well yes. She’d be about the same age as your boy.”
“You know, as a lawyer it’s hard to find a wife but it’s a good thing to have.” Henry mused as he stood and began circling the table, reminding his son of a hawk going in for a swooping kill.
“What are you saying?” The other man asked.
“I saved you in that lawsuit and I’m not even sure you were innocent.” Henry said with a soft laugh. “And now you say you can’t afford my prices. So I propose a deal. I’ll give you two years. Pay my fees, if not I’ll get the case reopened. If you haven’t raised the money, then your daughter and my son will be wed.”
“That’s absurd!” The man shouted in outrage.
“So was your case.” Henry snapped back. “You were warned that I have high prices. This is the fee.” Henry stopped at his side of the desk. “Go. You have two years.” The two men watched the other man go.
“Why are you arranging a marriage?” John asked.
“You know I’m not feeling well. This will be your firm soon. A wife makes a lawyer look more personable. And it’s hard to find one in this line of work.” Henry patted his son’s shoulder. “Come on, I have much more to teach you.”
Two staffers, Alexander and Lafayette, stood by. “Monsieur Laurens is corrupting his young son. The John we used to know is slipping away.” Lafayette voiced.
“You wanna stand up to Henry?” Alexander asked. He knew Lafayette was right. John was their friend at one point. It didn’t seem much that way anymore.
“No, no one does. That’s the problem.”
You walked through town. Your father would be back from meeting with the lawyer today and you wanted to make him a good dinner. There was a fresh marketplace and you knew your father preferred food from there. It was a bit more expensive but always tasted better. And definitely worth it to welcome your father home.