and i am the oldest

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“I was the oldest,” the prince said, “and yet I am the last. After Mors and Olyvar died in their cradles, I gave up hope of brothers. I was nine when Elia came, a squire in service at Salt Shore. When the raven arrived with word that my mother had been brought to bed a month too soon, I was old enough to understand that meant the child would not live. Even when Lord Gargalen told me that I had a sister, I assured him that she must shortly die. Yet she lived, by the Mother’s mercy. And a year later Oberyn arrived, squalling and kicking. I was a man grown when they were playing in these pools. Yet here I sit, and they are gone.”

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Jensen and Ryan were roomies back in the day! [x]

really underappreciated things: the way Sugilite crouches down to be as ‘at Steven’s level’ as possible and asks “Hey Steven, wanna see something cool?” in this very genuine and gentle (comparatively) way. Its such a lovely, big siblingy thing. Sugilite is very much a person who is unapologetically huge and loud but she makes herself as small and gentle as she can to talk to her little bro, and I reckon that’s the only person she’d bother doing that for (and Rose, probably)

imagine robert coming back from idris to check up with the institute.


he’s heard alec has been named head, so he goes to congratulate his son; he knocks and opens the door to alec’s office to see him sat behind a grand desk littered with papers, but he’s not alone - magnus is there with him, dressed in dark, regal colors, but smiling at alec from where he’s perched at the edge of the desk. both turn their heads at the sound and their flirtatious laughter quiets into an awkward sort of impasse where nobody moves, until it’s robert who shatters the moment. 


“alec, can i have a second with you?” he says and alec nods, his eyebrows pulled together. 


as he rounds the desk, alec’s hand comes up to grasp at magnus’ elbow and he leans in for a kiss, short but affectionate - they exchange a couple of hushed words, robert catches something about lunch and he watches his son, someone usually so stonefaced and closed-off, break into a bright grin that doesn’t last - when alec closes the door with them standing outside, he already looks wary, searching robert’s face for clues. 


he hesitates, slightly taken aback by what he has just witnessed.


“i see you’re still… involved with that warlock, magnus.” he starts, the congratulations pushed back and discomfort present at the very centre. it’s not that he doesn’t want to see his son happy, but he’s sure this is only going to end up in heartbreak. alec crosses his arms, shoulders squared, his whole body coiled for a fight. robert tries to amend, palms placatingly held out in front.  “i am just worried for you. i told you, he’s quite a player when it comes to people’s hearts.”


he regrets the words as soon as they leave his mouth; alec bristles visibly, eyes rolling with indignation.  there’s a hint of a knife-sharp smile tucked into the corner of his mouth as he steps closer, an accusing finger pointed at the oldest lightwood. 


“i am not involved.” he throws the word back, like it’s offensive and stings his tongue. “magnus bane, the high warlock of brooklyn, mind you, is my boyfriend.” 


shadowhunters pass by them and robert tries to quiet alec, wants to keep the next words private, since this doesn’t feel to him like something that should be discussed publicly, but alec pushes past that.


“i love magnus. i would do anything for him and i know that he is one of the most faithful people alive. unlike you.” 


heads turn and robert feels shame and anger spike inside in equal amounts; alec smiles, sharp and wolf-like with satisfaction. he doesn’t feel like his son - this person before him is not a soldier, but a warrior, venomous and proud.


“yeah, mom told me. told us. you don’t deserve her.” alec steps closer, jabs the offending finger at robert’s chest. “and you don’t get to tell me who to love.”


alec takes his hand away, straightens up with his hands clasped behind his back. “now excuse me, dad, i have a date with my warlock boyfriend to go to.” 


left without words, robert watches his son turn and close the door behind him. the corridor feels empty, whispers echoing in the corners. there’s something heavy hanging above his head, maybe it’s guilt, maybe it’s something more. 


the congratulations are forgotten.

  • Kallus: So let me get this straight: this crew is essentially a very weird family.
  • Ezra: Yep.
  • Kallus: Hera and Kanan are the parents, obviously, and you two and Garazeb are the "kids" so to speak...so Rex is...?
  • Sabine: Cool grandpa.
  • Kallus: Chopper?
  • Ezra: Asshole uncle.
  • Kallus: And I am?
  • Sabine: Oldest brother's boyfriend who was adopted into our family because his family sucks.
  • Kallus: ...I can live with that.

I’m a Dean!girl, in the sense that, like Dean, there is nothing I love more in the world than Sam.

anonymous asked:

Since I am the oldest sibling this is what happens to me regularly: Lance feels as if he needs to be perfect for everyone because he has so many people to be a role model for. Once he became part of Voltron, he started to lose that but once he got scolded by Shiro or somebody Idk?? He is reminded of old times and falls back into the old habits of him being a perfectionist??

Ohhhhh I like this a lot 

When Lance was still an only child he didn’t stress out when he made mistakes, no matter the size of them. Afterall he was still only 4 years old, he didn’t care if he messed up. It wasn’t until the twins were born that Lance realized his role in the family. 

Lance had just turned 5 and Lance was running around the house screaming at the top of his lungs. The twins were watching Lance from their highchairs in the kitchen laughing at their brother. Lance joined in on their laughter and accidentally ran into the coffee table, spilling it’s contents the floor.

“LANCE!” His mother into the room and immediately picked up the crying boy. Nobody was hurt and Lance’s mother told him it was okay, it was a simple mistake. 

Yet that simple mistake repeated itself, however it wasn’t executed by Lance. 

“Why would you two do that?!” Lance’s mother held the two twins in her arms as she scolded them quietly. They had both teamed up together and flipped the coffee table over a few weeks after Lance’s accident. The twins didn’t say anything except cry but Lance knew the answer as he watched his siblings. They did what he did, they repeated his mistake. 

Lance slowly walked up the stairs and flopped on his bed. I can’t make anymore mistakes, I don’t want my siblings to mess up like me. Lance closed his eyes and eventually drifted off to sleep. 

-

As Lance’s family grew bigger more stress was put on Lance. He was all of their role models and they all looked up to him, doing what he did. 

Lance became a perfectionist in and out of the house. Lance only got straight A’s, he was always top of his class. Lance was captain of the swim team at his school and won (almost) every competitions. When Lance was home he completed all of his chores to the best of his ability. He never swore, he always did his homework, he never argued with anyone and everything he did had to be perfect. Nothing more, nothing less. 

-

Lance was sitting in his bathroom at the Garrison, tears streaking his face. Cargo pilot. Is that the best I can do? Cargo pilot. Disgusting.  Lance wiped his eyes. If I would have studied just a bit more, if I got two more points I would have made it. Why? Keith doesn’t even try, how can he be better than me? I give it my all and I still end up behind him. Lance was pulled out of his thoughts by his phone ringing. He looked at at the contact and felt bile travel up his throat. 

Mamá <333

Lance closed his eyes, let’s get this over with. He answer the phone. 

-

None of his family was mad at him, they knew Lance gave it everything he had. That didn’t stop Lance from beating himself up over his failure. Yet Lance was moved up to fighter class after his rival dropped out. From there Lance meet his new team, Hunk and Pidge. He immediately clicked with Hunk but Pidge was more of a challenge. 

After some time all of them were shot up into space and Lance had more things to worry about than his small mistakes he made on Earth. 

-

As time went on, Lance started to move away from his perfectionate self. Sure making mistakes still had a negative effect on Lance but he didn’t beat himself up over them like he used to. He knew that no one was looking up to him as a role model, he was simply a part of the team. 

Until one day Lance made a huge mistake.They were training and Lance was told to watch Pidge’s back no matter what. She would be hacking something and Lance would have to shoot anything that came after her. Allura came up with this training strategy so they could practice before they were actually on the field. 

Lance was distracted, he couldn’t focus that day, everything seemed loud. He closed his eyes for a second and in the second a training bot ran past him and managed to hit Pidge. 

Someone immediately called and end to the training sequence and everyone bolted on to the floor. 

Pidge was immediately checked on and taken down to the infirmary by Hunk, despite her protest screaming that she was okay. Coran ran ahead of the two and Lance stared at the door that his friends just walked out of. 

Shiro and Keith helped pull Lance up so he was standing and Shiro gave his shoulder a quick shake. “Hey, Lance. What happened out there? You were doing so well.” 

Lance shook his head and looked at his leader. “I don’t know.” 

“You don’t know why you let your guard down? Lance, if this was real Pidge could have died.” Shiro spoke sternly, he wasn’t mad at Lance he was just making sure Lance understood the danger of what just happened. 

“I know and I’m sorry. It won’t happen again.” Lance crossed his arms and attempted to make himself look smaller. 

Shiro sighed. “Lance, I’m not mad at you, please don’t think I am. I just want you to know how deadly this could be. Are you feeling okay? You look pale?” 

Lance nodded, “I need to go lie down.” Lance made his way to his room. 

-

Pidge was okay, she just got a small bruise and she wasn’t mad at Lance at all. She knew it was an honest mistake and she knew that he would never want to hurt her. 

Yet it had been a week or two since the accident and everyone could see how Lance changed. Everything he did had to be 100% perfect and if anything went wrong he would immediately run to his room and not come out until someone forced him out. 

Simple task, such as cleaning the pods, took him almost 75% longer since Lance insisted they weren’t cleaned to perfection yet. 

Lance took longer to form sentences and make conversation since he was always thinking about what to say and making sure it came out right. He flew Blue more carefully, never doing flips or having fun. He always listened to people and walked slowly never running into people or objects. 

Nobody knew why Lance was acting this way but whenever it was brought up Lance would just smile and keep his mouth shut. 

Nobody could get Lance back into his carefree attitude no matter what. They just watched their friend from a distance, keeping their worries at bay. 

BTW That coffee table thing actually happened to me. I babysit two kids and the girl knocked over the coffee table and the next time I was over there the little boy did the same thing 

I hope you like it!

Sorry it took so long!

Thank you <333

Elio and Oliver dancing to Peaches by The Presidents of The United States of America, because it had to be done.

Movin’ to the country, I’m gonna eat a lot of peaches
I’m movin’ to the country, I’m gonna eat me a lot of peaches

anonymous asked:

What lead to your sleeping position on the futon?

Osomatsu: Ok! Now that we have gotten a new futon we have to pick where we’re all going to sleep! Since I am the oldest I have taken the liberty of putting forth the work to solve this issue!

Osomatsu: As the oldest, I am going to pick first. I choose the middle. That way even on the coldest nights I’ll be warm in between all my brothers.

Osomatsu: Now, I feel because Jyushimatsu moves around the most, he should take one of the edges of the bed, that way he doesn’t disturb the rest of us.

Osomatsu: Since I’ll need some kind of shield from that movement, I think Choromatsu would best benefit sleeping here, next to me and next to Jyushimatsu.

Choromatsu: H-Hey….

Osomatsu: Now, since Ichimatsu stinks up the place, I think he’d do best on the other end of the bed. Also, he asked for one of the end spaces so I can’t say no to that! 

Ichimatsu: Heh…

Osomatsu: Now that leaves Karamatsu and Todomatsu. I think it’s best Karamatsu sleep next to Ichimatsu, since, as we all discussed… Ichimatsu is the stinkiest.

Osomatsu: So Karamatsu will sleep here. You’re also a sound sleeper so you wont be bothered when Todomatsu gets up in the middle of the night. So Todomatsu, you are… here~

Osomatsu: In between your big bros, to help protect you from the monsters at night.

Osomatsu: Any questions? :D

Karamatsu and Choromatsu: …. :/

I am a Jew because

Judaism demands no abdication of the mind.

I am a Jew because

Judaism asks every possible sacrifice of my life.

I am a Jew because

wherever there are tears and suffering the Jew weeps.

I am a Jew because

whenever the cry of despair is heard the Jew hopes.

I am a Jew because

the message of Judaism is the oldest and the newest.

I am a Jew because

the promise of Judaism is a universal promise.

I am a Jew because

for the Jew, the world is not finished;
 human beings will complete it.

I am a Jew because

for the Jew, humanity is not finished;
 we are still creating humanity.

I am a Jew because
Judaism places human dignity above all things,
 even Judaism itself.

I am a Jew because

Judaism places human dignity within the oneness of God.
—  Edmund Fleg
Sibling Order (Batfam style)

I am the oldest of five kids, and one of the things I love so much about the Batfam in canon and the fandom is how accurate the sibling order is.

Oldest child - Responsible, protective, parent/cool aunt or uncle/sibling to the youngest, sees subtleties instead of stark black and white. Surefire ways to get them to fight you? Pick on/insult a younger sibling, insult their parents, literally do anything to anyone they’ve taken under their protection.

Second - Bound and determined to not be like the oldest child, sees world in black and white, action driven, doesn’t like to plan. Surefire ways to get them to fight you? Not responding to them, mocking them for not being smart, comparing them to any of their siblings.

Third - Displays traits of both oldest and youngest child, most capable of functioning on their own, most calculating/analytical (you’re the middle of the pack, you’ve got to stand out somehow, right?), . Surefire ways to get them to fight you? Bring up embarrassing moments from their youth relentlessly, tease them for past stupidities, comment on their love life. 

Fourth - Most laid back but dig-in-their-heels stubborn at seemingly random moments, not super opinionated or driven (your older siblings got that covered), but your remains will never be found if you make them mad. Surefire ways to get them to fight you? Hurt their siblings, do something unjust to them or where they can witness it, try to force them to do something they’ve decided they don’t want to do.

Fifth - The most fashionable/aware of trends, scornful of older siblings’ uncoolness, constant chip on their shoulder. Surefire ways to get them to fight you? Call them the baby, tease them about their height, ooh and ahh over how cute they are, tease them about anything, really.

Hello! uhm so yeah, making a request here xD RFA members reaction after MC became a rabbit suddenly? OuO (assuming that they are already together and living together as well) Thanks! <3 -anon


Oh my god this is the oldest request in my box I am so sorry you’ve been waiting like 5+ months; also I’m getting some Dandelion vibes here

Yoosung:

  • Upon waking up, the first thing Yoosung noticed was an animal sitting on his face
  • “Mc, why’s there a rabbit in our room?!” he called out
  • “Mc?”
  • Come to think of it, the rabbit’s fur is the exact same color as your hair…
  • “OH MY GOD MC HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?! WHAT WHY WHEN HOW-”
  • He eventually finds a note on his bedside table that reads, “Poof! Your girlfriend is gonna be a rabbit all week! You’re welcome! ~The Wizard”
  • The who?? what?? wizard??
  • “MC PLEASE DON’T CHEW ON THAT THAT’S MY HEADSET.”
  • “muhuhaha you can’t play lolol and focus on me now”
  • There’s nobody who’s going to believe him so when the RFA asks where you went he panics and says that your family dog died and you had to go home asap to mourn
  • Good thing he’s studying animals though because he def knows how to take care of you!! Good veggies, you get to sit in his lap while he pets you, and he cleaned up your droppings (romantic!!)
  • He’s so relieved when he woke up one morning cuddled up to your actual human body and he’s missed you so much
  • Plus animal droppings are gross so

Jaehee:

  • Why is there fur all over the bed
  • Why does it it smell like an animal? 
  • “Did Mr. Han leave Elizabeth over again? But this isn’t her fur color…”
  • The blankets were shuffling a little, so she pulled them away and hOLY CRAP WHY IS THERE A RABBIT IN MY BED
  • “MC DID YOU BRING THIS RABBIT INTO OUR HOUSE?!”
  • No response 
  • “Mc…?”
  • That’s when she noticed the note on the floor that probably fell when she shook the blanket
  • “Your girlfriend is going to be a rabbit for a week! Isn’t that exciting? ~The Wizard”
  • The…what?
  • Now looking closely, the rabbit was wearing a miniature version of your sweater
  • She sighed, picking you up and bringing you to the living room and that’s where you stayed all night; in Jaehee’s lap watching Zen dvds
  • It was a stressful week trying to balance work and making sure you were well taken care of but that’s okay you’re adorable
  • But she was glad when you turned back into a human one morning, it was so hard trying to cover up your absence 

Zen:

  • “A-ACHEW!”
  • “Jagi?” Zen called out, “Is there an animal in here…?”
  • He kept searching through the house but you still weren’t home
  • You always told him when you were heading out so it was odd that you were gone without notice
  • In a flash, something moved fast in his peripheral vision towards the bedroom
  • ‘She better not have secretly adopted an animal I swear to god–’
  • “WHAT THE *ACHEW* IS THAT A RABBIT?! WHY IS IT HERE?!”
  • Hesitantly, he grabbed the notecard the animal was chewing on and read it, “WOOSH! Your girlfriend is gonna be a rabbit for the week! Have fun! -The Wizard”
  • “How do I know that you’re really MC?” he skeptically picked up the rabbit despite his urge to sneeze again
  • The rabbit proceeded to hop out of his arms, diving under the bed, only to start pushing out the box of condoms he kept under there
  • His face went as red as his eyes, “O-Okay, okay! I believe you! Just put them back!!”
  • He had to persevere though heavy allergy meds to be able to treat you like the ultimate rabbit princess when he wasn’t away at rehearsals
  • “Maybe this is why Trust Fund pampers the furball so much…”

Jumin:

  • The only times you were out of bed before him in the morning were when you were using the bathroom or getting some water in the kitchen
  • And you weren’t in the bathroom
  • As he walked into the kitchen, there was a ball of fur eating from the food bowl
  • An animal that was not Elizabeth
  • “What is this…disgusting creature doing, eating out of my princess’s bowl?” wow thanks jumin
  • He noticed a note tied to the tail, upon opening it it read, “Wow! Guess I’ve turned your wife into a bunny for a week! Have fun! -The Wizard”
  • …what?
  • Jumin wasn’t very convinced until the rabbit was nuzzling that one spot on Elizabeth’s stomach to make her purr, something only you knew how to do
  • It was then that Jumin Han’s new rabbit made the headlines
  • No expenses were wasted in spoiling his new pet, you got to like the Elizabeth 3rd life in glamour
  • Jumin woke up in the morning, tightly hugging the human you, but you pushed him away immediately 
  • “My love, you’re back and already upset? What have I done to do so?”
  • “I DIDN’T FORGET THAT YOU CALLED ME A DISGUSTING CREATURE!”
  • “I didn’t know it was you!”

707:

  • Saeyoung checked the time on his monitor: 3:15am
  • It was well into the night and there was this weird rustling sound coming from the kitchen
  • Sighing, he stood up and wobbly walked outside his office to the source of the noise
  • It seemed to be coming from the food pantry
  • He opened it only to find a rabbit head deep into a bag of HB chips
  • “Hey, those are mine!”
  • Saeyoung quickly snatched the bag away and picked up the ‘intruder’
  • “Now why is there a rabbit in here…?”
  • That’s when he noticed that the ribbon around the ear was actually holding a tiny, rolled up note that read, “Tada! I’ve turned your girlfriend into a rabbit for the week! Fun, isn’t it? -The Wizard”
  • Being with Saeyoung is the worst
  • He’s putting you in all these weird outfits and arranging all these obstacle courses for you to run through
  • There was one time he tried putting you in rabbit lingerie and you flat out bit his hand
  • “Ow ow ow!! I’m sorry! I won’t do it again I sWEAR PLEASE LET GO”
  • When you woke up as a human you were not a happy camper and Saeyoung was very beaten up by the end of that day