and find something productive to do

The anxious feeling where you wanna do a million different things at once but you also don’t wanna do anything but your brain won’t stop with the NEED TO DO SOMETHING feeling. But then when you find something to do it’s not satisfying at all. Like nothing feels productive since what’s the point of..anything? But not being productive (as usual) is stressful

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Review of ‘ChocoVine’ Raspberry Chocolate flavoured wine:

The bottle isn’t much to look at, with the most Dutch artwork they could possibly find for a Dutch product plastered across it. The pleasant, unassuming scenery puts you falsely at ease for what is to come. Testimony of the cashier when purchasing this product was ‘I’ve never heard of this’. 

Upon opening it, found to have a deceptively smooth texture and colour that draws in your trust by imitating chocolate liquor or something akin to Baileys. DO NOT TRUST IT. Taking a whiff of this stuff from the glass can only be likened to shoving an entire Yankee Candle up your nose whilst simultaneously inhaling turpentine. 

This should have been warning enough of what was in store, but, intrepid and determined to do my part for science, I soldiered on. The initial taste can only be described as Satan’s sugared shit, and the after-taste is like being kicked in the throat by an angry Dutchman who is offended that you do not like his chocolate flavoured death elixir. The promised raspberry flavour is hereto unknown, presumably lost to the chocolate. The band ‘The Killers’ should be informed that their line ‘The Devil’s water it ain’t so sweet’ in their song ‘When you were young’ is in fact false. The Devil’s water is so sweet that you can see through time and space. This product is so intensely sugary that diabetics would be advised to not only avoid this drink, but also stay up to and above a mile away from any place that sells it, in case the wind direction changes. 

In what I can only imagine is an attempt to divert from the taste of oblivion and feeling of mortal dread that consumes you after tasting it, ChocoVine has made this product 14% alcohol, though it still remains to be seen if they’ve used methylated spirits to achieve this. My friend drank half a glass, stood up, and for one moment I witnessed her face the void. To their credit ChocoVine does not do overcompensating by half-measures.  

One can only assume the company ChocoVine makes it’s sales solely off novelty value. Do not trust anybody who likes this as they probably do not have your best interests at heart.

Overall review: 1/5 stars.

Best paired with: Existential terror, the End of all Days, Desperation. 

Mars in Fire signs
People with their Mars in a Fire sign (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) are quick to assert themselves. They are the type to get angry easily and you will see their temper flare up. More than any other Mars sign, it’s the Fire sign Mars who can resort to violence when angered. They have lots of energy to burn and it can lead to spontaneous adventures and impulsiveness. One thing they hate more than anything? Boredom. They have to be doing something with their time. The Fire sign Mars are prone to becoming reckless and can often find themselves getting in a lot of trouble.

Mars in Earth signs
People with their Mars in an Earth sign (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn) are patient and strategic. They are not very aggressive individuals and can be patient with anger. They prefer to spend their time being productive and usually working on their long term goals. They can be very successful people because they’re always on-the-go and they set realistic and achievable goals for themselves. The Earth sign Mars do not mind getting their hands dirty every now and then because they understand and value the meaning of hard work and dedication.

Mars in Air signs
People with their Mars in an Air sign (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius) spend most of their time and energy into mental pursuits. They are knowledgeable and can be social butterflies as well. For some reason, they do attract a lot of people because their energy is contagious and fun. They aren’t quick to anger, but best believe they can give a fierce tongue-lashing and a cold shoulder. The Air sign Mars are the types to “think before doing” and so they develop this cleverness to them. They may miss out on opportunities because they sit and ponder too much, but there are times where opportunities come knocking at their door.

Mars in Water signs
People with their Mars in a Water sign (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) are indirectly aggressive. Often times, the Water sign Mars at their worst, have trouble containing their anger. Since they are attached to their feelings, they won’t do something unless it feels right with them. They are capable of achieving their goals, but only if it sits right with them and if it’s going to be long term. The Water sign Mars often do need a little push. They have an incredibly strong intuition and no one knows whats best for them like they know whats best for themselves.

K so i don’t really give two shits was side of the discourse you’re on, can we all just agree that deleting things off a wiki page because you personally have an issue with something is a shitty thing to do.

You’re not standing up for lgbtq+ rights, you’re not ousting cis/hets out of the lgbt community, you’re not doing anything remotely productive, you’re just being a shit person.

Here’s a quick heads up, you know who uses wikipedia to find information. That’s right, a metric fuck tonne of people, not just the cis/hets you’re using as a cover for your misplaced dislike of an entire community. Researchers, teachers, confused kids in the closet, me! We have all turned to wikipedia for information. 

When you delete or vandalise wiki pages you’re not just hurting a few specific ace people, but every asexual person who needs information, every teacher who wants to make an inclusive phse lesson, every researcher who wants to learn more about sexuality, every confused closeted questioning kid who doesn’t know what’s going on. Everyone. Even people who are nothing to do with the lgbtq+ community who just wanna learn more about wonderful human diversity. Why hinder that?? Literally why? 

I’ve seen the ace flag and information relating to it gone off the lgbt symbols page and I’ve seen edits about David Jay. Both of those things are basic piss baby discourse edits, but I’ve also seen edits removing referenced information about studies about asexual people. Like whaaaat? That’s legit researched information that someone just.. deleted because they don’t like asexual people. 

Does no one understand how truly terrifying that concept is?

You can’t just… stop people a group of people having access to information about themselves because you have a personal thing against them? That’s actually scary, what the heck!?

So, in conclusion, please stop deleting information that people actually kinda need. tbh even if it’s useless information, don’t let the discourse stop people accessing it. Please.

i find it so infuriating when meat eaters try to trip up vegans on what they’re doing wrong i.e consuming palm oil, using the new £5 notes, using packaging that has animal by product in it, like YES it would be great if all these things could be stopped but at least we’re doing SOMETHING to help what exactly are you doing except laughing at vegan’s attempts on the internet? literally nothing so fuck off

Let's get to know each other, reblog so people can get to know you too!

1. What are your nicknames? What do you prefer to be called?

2. What books on your shelf are begging to be read?

3. How often do you doodle? What do your doodles look like?

4. What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep? Toss and Turn? Try to get up and do something productive?

5. How many days could you last in solitary confinement? How would you do it?

6. Do you save old greeting cards and letters? Throw them away?

7. Who is the biggest pack rat you know?

8. When making an entrance in to a party, do you make your presence known? Do you slip in and look for someone you know? Do you sneak in quietly and find a safe spot to roost?

9. What is your strongest sense? If you had to give one up, which would it be?

10. How many times a day do you look at yourself in the mirror?

11. What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?

12. What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?

13. Who performs the most random acts of kindness out of everyone you know?

14. How often do you read the newspaper? Which paper? Which sections?

15. Which animals scare you most? Why?

16. Are you more likely to avoid conflict or engage it head-on?

17. What was the most recent compliment you’ve received and savoured?

18. What is something about yourself that you hope will change, but probably never will?

19. Are you a creature of habit? Explain.

20. Are you high maintenance? Explain.

21. When was the last time you really pushed yourself to your physical limits?

22. Do you have a whole lot of acquaintances or just a few very close friends? Why?

23. Are you more inclined to “build your own empire” or unleash the potential of others?

24. What’s a strange occurrence you’ve experienced but have never (or rarely) shared with anyone?

25. What do you think about more than anything else?

26. What’s something that amazes you?

27. Do you prefer that people shoot straight with you or temper their words? Why?

28. Where’s your favourite place to take an out-of-town guest?

29. What’s one thing you’d rather pay someone to do than do yourself? Why?

30. Do you have a catchphrase?

31. What’s your reaction towards people who are outspoken about their beliefs? What conditions cause you to dislike or, conversely, enjoy talking with them?

32. How and where do you prefer to study?

33. What position do you sleep in?

34. What’s your all-time favourite town or city? Why?

35. What are the top three qualities that draw you to someone new?

36. How has your birth order/characteristics of siblings affected you?

37. If you could eliminate one weakness or limitation in your life, what would it be?

38. If you could restore one broken relationship, which would it be?

39. If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?

40. Do you believe ignorance is bliss? Why or why not?

41. What do you consider unforgivable?

42. Have you forgiven yourself for past personal failures? Why or why not?

43. How difficult is it for you to forgive someone who refuses to apologize?

44.Do you hold any convictions that you would be willing to die for?

45. To what extent do you trust people? Explain.

46. In what area of your life are you immature?

47. What was the best news you ever received?

48. How difficult is it for you to be honest, even when your words may be hurtful or unpopular?

49. When did you immediately click with someone you just met? Why? What was the long term result? Conversely, are you close with anyone now that you really disliked at first?

50. When do you find yourself singing?

BUDGET WITCH DIY

I made a post about this awhile ago on another blog but I deleted, it seemed to really help people though so I’m posting it again. If you’re in need of vials or containers of some sort you can use nail polish bottles! Like the one above which I find pretty convenient and cute looking~ 

 What you have to do: 

Get some nail polish that’s either almost gone or completely, get some nail polish remover or alcohol-based product, rinse out nail polish with remover, use a Q-tip to get out the small bits, and voila! This is a pretty convenient way to get a little glass bottle to store something or make charms without having to go out and buy one. It’s also good to reuse your bottles when you’re finished with the polish. 

 *You can use nail polish that’s not empty but I don’t recommend it since that will waste product.

Question list (Feel free to Reblog)

1. What are your nicknames? What do you prefer to be called?

2. What books on your shelf are begging to be read?

3. How often do you doodle? What do your doodles look like?

4. What do you do if you can’t sleep at night? Do you count sheep? Toss and Turn? Try to get up and do something productive?

5. How many days could you last in solitary confinement? How would you do it?

6. Do you save old greeting cards and letters? Throw them away?

7. Who is the biggest pack rat you know?

8. When making an entrance in to a party, do you make your presence known? Do you slip in and look for someone you know? Do you sneak in quietly and find a safe spot to roost?

9. What is your strongest sense? If you had to give one up, which would it be?

10. How many times a day do you look at yourself in the mirror?

11. What is the strangest thing you believed as a child?

12. What is one guilty pleasure you enjoy too much to give up?

13. Who performs the most random acts of kindness out of everyone you know?

14. How often do you read the newspaper? Which paper? Which sections?

15. Which animals scare you most? Why?

16. Are you more likely to avoid conflict or engage it head-on?

17. What was the most recent compliment you’ve received and savoured?

18. What is something about yourself that you hope will change, but probably never will?

19. Are you a creature of habit? Explain.

20. Are you high maintenance? Explain.

21. When was the last time you really pushed yourself to your physical limits?

22. Do you have a whole lot of acquaintances or just a few very close friends? Why?

23. Are you more inclined to “build your own empire” or unleash the potential of others?

24. What’s a strange occurrence you’ve experienced but have never (or rarely) shared with anyone?

25. What do you think about more than anything else?

26. What’s something that amazes you?

27. Do you prefer that people shoot straight with you or temper their words? Why?

28. Where’s your favourite place to take an out-of-town guest?

29. What’s one thing you’d rather pay someone to do than do yourself? Why?

30. Do you have a catchphrase?

31. What’s your reaction towards people who are outspoken about their beliefs? What conditions cause you to dislike or, conversely, enjoy talking with them?

32. How and where do you prefer to study?

33. What position do you sleep in?

34. What’s your all-time favourite town or city? Why?

35. What are the top three qualities that draw you to someone new?

36. How has your birth order/characteristics of siblings affected you?

37. If you could eliminate one weakness or limitation in your life, what would it be?

38. If you could restore one broken relationship, which would it be?

39. If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?

40. Do you believe ignorance is bliss? Why or why not?

41. What do you consider unforgivable?

42. Have you forgiven yourself for past personal failures? Why or why not?

43. How difficult is it for you to forgive someone who refuses to apologize?

44.Do you hold any convictions that you would be willing to die for?

45. To what extent do you trust people? Explain.

46. In what area of your life are you immature?

47. What was the best news you ever received?

48. How difficult is it for you to be honest, even when your words may be hurtful or unpopular?

49. When did you immediately click with someone you just met? Why? What was the long term result? Conversely, are you close with anyone now that you really disliked at first?

50. When do you find yourself singing?

Once in a while there’s this old trump supporter woman who walks into our store ( she always wears her MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN hat) and the whole staff dreads it when she comes. Every time she asks us to check every item in the store to see if it’s made in the US. We tell her every time that she can check herself but all of our wrapping papers are made in Chicago. Whenever she finds something she likes, she wants us to read to her where it’s from and if it isn’t made in the US she goes on a rant. She would always complain to us that we should tell the company to have more US made products and that trump is going to make more jobs. Lady this has been the 16th time and I’m sorry your favorite planner is made in Korea but please don’t do this every fucking time you come. And it’s rude to interrupt us when we’re helping other customers just so you can complain about the lack of American made items in store and we can’t do shit with where our products are being made !!! You’re wasting our time and every visit you never buy a thing!

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@cnotes posted this on Instagram, and I wanted to share. (I know he posted it last night as well, but I’m going to highlight something that is very and specifically important to me, especially regarding this series.)

“Typically nothing exists in the show without meaning.”

That, right there, is where all my faith lies. These writers, this crew… they know what they’re doing. Everything ties to something, whether it’s from the production of Tangled as an original movie, or in the lives of the people working on it. Writing with meaning is so important, and you can see that intent in every stroke of every frame.

Why are we finding so many parallels? It’s deliberate. It all means something. It’s all designed so that we will recognize this world as the world we already know, warm and familiar, but with enough mystery that we want to know more.

But the characters “will discover there is much more in them”. All of them. Rapunzel, Eugene… King Frederic.

For people worried about characterization, this is the beginning of the road, not the end. The writers know what they’re doing. They know where they’re headed. Remember that the end game is Tangled Ever After, and they have said it loud and clear. That is the far bookend kiss that “between the kisses” references. That’s where the series is going. And all the characters will be in that place by the time we get there.

What that means for new characters, we have yet to discover. But this is just the beginning, and I am so looking forward to the journey.

Mars in Sagittarius

Sagittarius is a good position for Mars to be in because it’s in a Fire sign. The energy in Mars in Sagittarius is both impulsive and scattered. They can start multiple projects intensely, but need to be motivated to continue them. They are restless and get bored quite easily and will eventually find new ways to be busy; they enjoy being productive and need to have something to do. They are honest, straightforward and have high minded principles. They are very direct and vocal in what they want; especially with sex. They aren’t afraid to let you know whether they want it or don’t want it. Sex with a Mars in Sagittarius should be good because they aim to please and satisfy you, but they are also quite dominating and selfish as well. Sex is supposed to be fun and passionate and they tend to stray away from “commitment” and emotional ties during it. This can cause them to be quite promiscuous! A Sagittarius Mars LOVES sex and are very open to anything. This is the perfect sexual partner if you want to let loose and try anything new and different with. Sagittarius Mars has many sexual fantasies and it can often be quite absurd because their approach to sex is wild. There is definitely a high and animalistic sex drive with them. If you’re up for it, you won’t regret it.

Because Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, anything they do is done on a grand scale. It’s go big or go home with them. This is why the temper of a Mars in Sagittarius is huge. They can get mad quite easily and start ranting, but they are slow to truly anger. A Mars in Sagittarius is aware of their power and can often run away when they sense themselves getting angry. They fear their power; the power of Jupiter. A Mars in Sagittarius is good at avoiding conflicts and often walks away from the source of anger because they don’t want to lose their cool and get angry. But if a Mars in Sagittarius is pushed beyond anger, it’s a human bomb going off. They will immediately get on their high horse of morality. They will yell the loudest and fight the hardest. Because Sagittarius is a brutally honest sign, they will start to expose and criticize you in multiple ways; especially where your ideas and morals stand. The truth really does hurt. Mars in Sagittarius is especially good at persuading everyone and don’t be surprised when everyone starts to side with them. If they cannot get through to you verbally, they will definitely resort to physically fighting you; they can truly get terribly violent. But not too worry, because they are quick to forgive and forget too. Also, a Mars in Sagittarius rarely explodes and will walk away before it ever does escalate. Most of the time, Mars in Sagittarius is very laid back and they would much rather laugh things off. They could enjoy traveling, learning and partying because they live their lives as intellectuals and good spirited people. They truly are larger than life.

Ah, Snowy Chicken Confetti Salad. Will it taste like snow, chicken, confetti, salad, or bleached assholes? Let’s find out!

I began by mixing chicken, mayo, green pepper, celery, pimiento, and lemon juice together. Then, I added Jell-O to chicken consomme to make some dead-bird Jell-O. I then mixed everything together to form something that can be described only as poultry shampoo.

In theory, the vegetables were the confetti. And the snow? Heavy cream. The end product resembled a blustery day at a garbage dump outside of Pripyat.

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a Cobb salad diddled a marshmallow? When you sit down at Thanksgiving and reflect on your earthly concerns, be thankful you do not know the answer to that question.

6 Gross Foods from a 50’s Cookbook (That We Taste Tested)

anonymous asked:

If you were to write a list of first aid products, like hydrogen peroxide for example, that all pet owners should have, what would you include? Also I'm not sure if those are personal pictures of Fernbank but if you ever find yourself in Atlanta I would highly recommend going! -Thank you :)

I would start by telling everyone to throw their hydrogen peroxide in the bin.

While hydrogen peroxide has been traditionally used, because it fizzed and looked dramatic and was assumed to be doing something, it actually damages the animal’s tissues and delays healing. Salty water does as good a job at cleaning a wound, but causes no tissue damage.

The first aid kit I would recommend owners have is really basic. The intent of first aid is only to preserve life or prevent further damage until ongoing medical care can be reached. It’s not a substitute for treatment or seeing a vet.

  • Salt, for salty water
  • Iodine (betadine). when diluted to a weak tea color is non-damaging for healing tissues. Diluted more that 1:50 is safe around eyes.
  • A cone (Elizabethan collar)
  • Saline solution for eye irrigation
  • Gauze swabs
  • Co-plus self adherent bandage, or equivalent brand
  • scissors
  • tweezers
  • nail clippers
  • pair of gloves

That’s basically it. Having a towel, blanket, or something on hand for pet transport is advisable too. Many of these things you can find in a human first aid kit.

But please remember a first aid kit is no substitute for seeking veterinary (or medical) attention. I do not want to see things like this happening.

They were my personal photos from Fernbank Natural History Museum. I greatly enjoyed going, and the Autumn forrest there was beautiful too.

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This is a fantastic video by Buzzfeed’s Ladylike where the crew tries “free bleeding” (the practice going without any products to absorb their menstrual flows) for an entire day. It’s a unique experiment and something some people find empowering.

HOWEVER, for many people it’s not a choice or a game. Just like the video states, many low-income and homeless people right here in the U.S. simply cannot afford pads, tampons, or other products that help keep us clean, confident, and able to exist within the norms of society. This is super uncomfortable, and not something anyone should be forced to endure. 

If you’re looking for a good way to help out this holiday season, donate pads and tampons to your local homeless shelter. Next time you’re buying your own, just buy an extra box! Or if it’s possible for you, go to Costco or Sam’s Club and grab a bunch. Encourage others to do the same.

Help out your fellow period-people!

Masterlist

Newt Scamander x Reader

  • Series

Forget (Temporary Hiatus): Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five

Do You Love Me? (On-Going): Part One

  • One-Shots

Magic Between Us

Lucky

Pain

Gotta Catch Em’ All


  • Author’s Stuff

A Little Bit About Me…

New Blog Member?


Hello! So I’ve nothing going on tonight so I decided to do something productive… In result: a masterlist! I’m hoping to update this as much as possible and continue writing!

Enjoy my loves!

Originally posted by hardyness


<3 he’s such a cinnamon roll

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Self-care is spending your free time in bed instead of doing something productive. I’ve been making a note to read books with strong, brave characters so that I can live vicariously through them. Gotta find good vibes somewhere. (x)

I think maybe my least favorite part of chronic illness is how much time you spend in limbo. Obviously the good days are good days, and the thing is that the worst days are when you can implement your emergency measures - take your pain pills, get in bed and call the whole day a wash. It’s a done deal. 

But most days are in between, spent sitting and waiting to see if you’re going to be able to do anything or if you’re going to have to give up. You can’t just give up every day, and you actually get really fucking tired of lying in bed doing nothing, but you can’t just will yourself to have a good enough day to be productive. You can try to advance on a task, see if you’re capable, only to find yourself on the brink of collapse, maybe even hurting your health because you so much as tried to do something. 

So then you go back to spending your 10,000th hour in bed or on the couch waiting for something to change. It’s really, really boring. 

Sickness and Secrets

@abirosebrowne requested: Could you maybe do a imagine on telling newt your pregnant?

A/N: well, this was fun. i have a lot of experience telling people i’m pregnant so this is actually a true story. (watch people think i’m serious. no, i have never been pregnant. i am practically still a child.) i wrote this entire thing while listenign to ILYSB by LANY and it was productive. anyway, i hope you enjoy this. i wasn’t sure what to do for the ending but i needed to post something so here it is. pls tell me if you like it! (i crave assurance) cheers, May

Word Count: 1,804 (started doing this)

Warnings: throwing up? being pregnant? 


The sun shining into the room woke you up. You grumbled in complaint, burying your face into the pillow in an attempt to block out the piercing brightness. Newt’s warm body lay still next to you as he continued to sleep. You felt a surge of annoyance that you had been woken up but he was still happily sleeping.

You knew it was petty, but you were itching to wake him up. You wouldn’t be able to fall back asleep and you didn’t want to be bored until he woke up. You sat up in order to shake him awake when you felt a surge of dizziness and nausea. You clamped your hand to your mouth, scrambling off the bad and making a mad sprint for the bathroom. You reached the toilet just in time. You sat heaving over the porcelain bowl as you completely emptied your stomach. Shakily, you wiped your hand across your mouth, flushed the toilet, and leaned back against the wall as you tried to catch your breath.

“Y/N?” Newt’s voice called from the other room. “What’s that noise? Where are you?”

You shook your head to clear it and pulled yourself to your feet. You gave yourself a quick once-over in the mirror, reaching a hand up in an attempt to fix your messy hair. If Newt knew you were ill, he’d worry himself sick about you. You hadn’t forgotten the important meeting he had about his book with some important ministry official. He had been talking about it for weeks and you couldn’t distract him with your problems.

“I’m just in here,” you called back. “I don’t know what noise you’re talking about.”

Your husband, Newt, stumbled tiredly into the bathroom, running his hands through his hair and squinting at you. He blinked rapidly to clear the sleep from his eyes and gave you a confused smile.

“Are you alright, darling? You look a proper mess.”

“Thanks for that,” you replied sarcastically. “I really appreciate your positive comments in the morning.”

“You know I didn’t mean it like that,” Newt laughed. “You always look beautiful.” He leaned over to kiss you but you quickly ducked away, aware of the taste of vomit in your mouth. You slipped past him out of the room, calling out behind you, “I’m just going to make some breakfast. You have that meeting to get ready for.”

Preparing for the meeting would keep his busy for a while. You thought about the morning’s occurrence as you mixed the pancake batter-a treat for your husband. When you were younger, you would always joke about how you really only had one magical skill. Not getting ill. When you were in fourth year, the other girls in your dorm all got dreadfully ill and you were perfectly fine. It became a running joke between your friends, and, by the time you graduated, you had only gotten sick twice while in school.

Still, throwing up in the morning shouldn’t be a cause for worry. But it hadn’t been just one morning. You had thrown up eight times in the past two weeks, always before Newt had woken up. This was the closest he had come to catching you. You weren’t quite sure why you weren’t telling him. It wasn’t that big a deal.

You supposed you had forgotten the first time and ever since then, a nagging fear had kept you from bringing it up. You were so focused on your worries and the pancakes that you didn’t notice Newt enter the room, looking very smart for his meeting.

“Smells amazing,” he commented, causing you to jump at the sound. “Are you sure you’re alright?”

“Positive,” you forced out handing him a plate of pancakes. “You’ll have to hurry and eat these quickly if you want to make it to your meeting on time.”

You had managed to distract Newt from your well-being and kept the conversation away from the topic until you were waving him out the door and wishing him luck. You sighed as the door closed, leaning against the wall and closing your eyes. You couldn’t go another day like this. Worry filling your mind and being too afraid to talk to anyone about it. But, other than Newt, who was there to confide in?

The Goldstein sisters and Jacob. Jacob would be busy at the bakery at this time of morning and you would hate to disturb him. Besides, you were certain Jacob wouldn’t be able to keep the secret from Newt for very long. That left the sisters. Tina would be at work but maybe you could talk to Queenie. You were certain she’d leave her job immediately if she knew your current state of mind. She was good at this kind of thing. Talking to people and making them feel better. She’d know what to do.

~

Queenie was knocking on your door less than twenty minutes after you’d asked her to meet you. You invited her in, accepting the hug that was offered. She noticed your sickly complexion and decided that she would make you tea. She ignored your protests, instead shoving you into a chair and patting you on the head.

Once the tea was made and you held a steaming mug in your hand, Queenie sat down next to you. You’d had enough practice that you were able to keep her out of your mind but she could tell something was seriously troubling you.

“Y/N? What’s wrong?”

“I-Well… the thing is,” you struggled to voice your fear. “I’m-I might be pregnant!” You hid your face as soon as the words had left your mouth.

Queenie was silent for a moment before responding. “Why are you upset, honey? Is that not good news?”

“I don’t know!” You confessed. “I think it is, but what if Newt disagrees. We’ve never really discussed it before.”

“Don’t worry about him. He’s so in love with you that he doesn’t care what happens as long as you two are together.” Queenie’s reassuring voice seemed to relax your muscles and you slumped down on the couch. “Besides, you said you ‘might be’. Nothing’s definite. Why do you think you’re pregnant anyway?”

You explained the morning sickness to her, seeing the sympathetic look on her face as you recounted the events of this morning. You talked about your sudden weird food cravings and your recent exhaustion. As a deal breaker you explained-with mild embarrassment-about missing your period.

Queenie took in all this information, whispering soothing words and patting your back at the right moments. The supportive look never left her face and you were grateful to have confided in her.

“You sound pretty sure,” Queenie nodded.

“I’m almost certain,” you forced out nervously.

“Well, wipe that look off your face this instant. You should be excited! Stop worrying about Newt’s reaction. He’s going to be thrilled.”

“I suppose so.” You didn’t sound very convinced.

“I’m serious. Now, how are you gonna tell him?”

~

Queenie left a few hours later, after you had figured out how to break the news to Newt. He wasn’t going to be home for another two hours or so, which gave you time to prepare yourself. You had shot down all of Queenie’s extravagant ideas, instead settling for just a conversation. You doubted you would have been able to get through anything bigger than that.

You paced the house nervously, reciting what you were going to say in your head and panicking. Finally, the sound of Newt turning the key and opening the door reached your ears.

“Y/N? Are you home?”

“I’m here,” you pretended to be happy and ran over to him and gave him a hug. “How was your meeting?”

“It went amazingly well!” He burst out excitedly and you listened as he recalled what had been discussed.

“I’m glad everything’s working out.” You smiled but it didn’t quite reach your eyes.

“You’re really not alright, are you?” Newt’s voice was laced with concern.

You wanted so desperately to deny this but you couldn’t. You shook your head, avoiding his gaze. He put his hand softly on your shoulder guiding you into the living room.

“Can you tell me?”

“I have to,” you whispered.

“You don’t have to tell me anything if you don’t want to,” he contradicted. “But I would love it if you did.”

“No! I have to!” The words came out more forcefully than you intended. “You need to know.”

“Are you injured? Or sick?” Newt fretted. “Has somebody died?”

“No one’s died,” you laughed. “Nothing as terrible as that.”

“Then what is it?”

“You might not like me afterwards.”

“Of course I will. I don’t think it’s possible for me to stop loving you,” he reassured.

“I might be… there’s a chance that… I think I’m pregnant.” The words slipped so quietly from your mouth that it was a miracle Newt heard them at all. You twiddled with your fingers as you awaited his response.

“How long have you suspected?” Newt whispered hoarsely.

“Only a few days. A week, maybe?”

“You didn’t tell me for a week?”

“I didn’t know what to do. Besides, I’m still not sure.”

“You’re not?”

“Well, maybe I am. I don’t know.” There was more silence between you. “I’m sorry.” You added in finally.

“For not telling me? It’s alright.”

“No, not for that.”

“What then?”
“Being pregnant.”

“Are you crazy?!” Newt looked up at you so quickly you were certain he’d hurt his neck. “You shouldn’t be apologizing! I’m happy! I’m really really happy!” His eyes were full of tears and the slid down his face as he pressed his lips to yours.

“You are?” You asked nervously.

“Of course I am! I was just surprised at first, is all. Oh wow, I’m going to be a father.” He turned his loving gaze to you. “And you will be the most wonderful mother I can think of.”

You smiled happily at him. Your heartbeat had slowed down thankfully and you felt you were able to breath again.

“When do you want to tell everyone?” Newt asked.

“Well, I told Queenie this afternoon so I’m sure Jacob and Tina are finding out any minute now. You know how Queenie can be.”

As if your words had been a signal, a banging noise started from outside the door. You turned towards it in alarm until you could make out the voices behind it.

“Not yet, Jacob!” Queenie hissed. “I’m not sure if she’s told him yet!”

“She must have!” Tina whispered. “He’s been in there for twenty minutes. How long can you drag it out for?”

“Shall we go ‘break the news?’” You laughed as Newt helped you up.

“They’ll be shocked.” He grinned at you, pressing a quick kiss to your lips before going to get the door.