Everything felt like it was playing out and slow-motion and all you were doing was twirling the flowers in your hand. You were nauseated and your mind was racing with every possible scenario. You knew that Yoongi couldn’t have a squeaky clean record. Especially with his attitude and the way he talked to you sometimes. For some reason you still loved him, despite that.
Summary: After not wanting to celebrate his birthday, Steve and Tony convince Bucky to go to a “Blind Date”.
Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Reader
Word Count: 1780
Warnings: angst at the end, mentioning of german food
A/N: yooo guess who’s back after her unplanned break of 141 days? I am so so sorry guys. You have no idea how many times I tried to write but just couldn’t. But for now, I’m back with the usual portion of fluff and angst <3 I hope you like it!
“You did what?” Steve asked, shoving his left hand through his hair before he let it fall to his side again. He looked at Tony, shook his head (twice) and then started scratching the back of his neck. He didn’t know what to say. Not after the thing Tony had just told him.
“The guy’s a hundred years old, Steve”, Tony defended himself. “He didn’t even want a birthday party. That’s the least we should do for him. When was the last time he was on a date? With a cute girl in a pretty dress? Huh? 1941?”
“That’s not…” Steve tried to say but Tony waved it off and Steve shrugged. Maybe Tony was right. Bucky didn’t want to talk to Steve about his birthday. Not to him, nor to Natasha or to Clint who he had kind of become good friends with in the past few months.
“It’s good to have a date every once in a while Steve. Even when he’s not ‘looking for something’”, Tony made some quotation marks in the air and rolled his eyes. The last time Tony had suggested Bucky go on a date, this had been the exact answer he had been given.
That Bucky was too old. That he was carrying too many problems. That he was not looking for something. That he was just trying to be normal again if that was even possible for someone with a past like his.
Still feeling sort of
dirty and wanting to go home and shower to get the stench of horny wolf off of
him, Inuyasha hauled himself up to his feet and checked his phone again; he
frowned. Kagome still hadn’t messaged him back yet, which really wasn’t all
that strange, he kept telling himself. She might not have heard her phone, had
it on silent or it could have even died on her. Or something. Whatever, he wasn’t all that worried and he’d
be seeing her in a few minutes away so it didn’t matter.
As an unperfect actor on the stage,
Who with his fear is put besides his part,
Or some fierce thing replete with too much rage,
Whose strength’s abundance weakens his own heart;
So I, for fear of trust, forget to say
The perfect ceremony of love’s rite,
And in mine own love’s strength seem to decay,
O’ercharged with burthen of mine own love’s might.
O, let my books be then the eloquence
And dumb presagers of my speaking breast;
Who plead for love, and look for recompense,
More than that tongue that more hath more express’d.
O, learn to read what silent love hath writ:
To hear with eyes belongs to love’s fine wit.
William Shakespeare, “Sonnet 23,” in honor of World Poetry Day
A night for being completely honest.. what you wanted was a bigger relationship, but for that to happen, you had to tell him what you wanted.
“Tell me the truth.”
You stared at him, unable to utter a word.
He stared back at you, with loving eyes.
“I just want to know your past. All the dirty secrets, all the affairs, the issues,..” He said as he pulled you into his lap, brushing his lips on your collarbone.
“Jimin..” You breathed out. His touch was always so much to you, too much. Jimin was possibly the most perfect man you’d ever met- perfectly unperfect. He had as many dirty secrets as you, but he still portrayed a beautiful, untainted painting.
“Babygirl..” He mutters while pulling you even closer. “I know we all have a past, but I just want to know if I can trust you. I don’t want either of us to get hurt.”
He was right. For both of you to have a relationship more than just fucking, you had to be honest.
You look up at him.
“There may have been more than a few men at a time at a point in my life,” you admitted, “but there’s no one else now. Only you. Forever, only you.” You whispered, caressing his cheek.
“Can I trust you?”
“Baby, of course you can. Always and forever.”
“Prove it to me.”
Your eyes fluttered open, looking up at him. His deep eyes stared back into yours, a sympathetic look, but still dark and sexy as ever.
Y si no me quieres, te entiendo. A mi también me daría vergüenza estar con alguien como yo. Alguien a quien todos critican, alguien que no tiene nada bien, que no es linda, ni inteligente, que siempre estropea las cosas y que no tiene nada bueno para ofrecer…
Deckerstar scenes. Well, the last one is debatable and in the second I’m sure she talks to the one who is a threatening to shoot them so… But still, It seems like she realises just how… unperfect Lucifer really is and has come to terms with that. Not that she will forgive him right away but still, it’s something.
Here is a quick, basic guide to the most commonly used tenses in French !
We can separate tenses into past, present, and future and then from there we may need to distinguish between perfected, and unperfected verbs (i.e. whether the action is completed or not by the given time).
**Note this timeline does not include the passé simple since it is mostly a literary tense and no longer found in every day French whether spoken or written.
The present in French represents a current action or general statement. Unlike in English, the present does not distinguish between the two.
ex. I eat, I am eating v. Je mange
In English these two phrases represent two different processes while in French the two ideas are expressed both by the present tense-the meaning relies on context.
The passé proche represents a perfected action that just happened. Like you literally just finished doing whatever you were doing a second ago. It is formed by conjugating venir in the present tense, then adding de + infinitif
ex. Je viens de finir mes devoirs : I just finished my homework
The passé composé represents a perfected action that did not necessarily just happen. Like the passé proche it must have been perfected before the present. Le passé composé is formed by conjugating the auxiliary verb avoir or être in the present tense then adding the past participle of the principle verb.
ex. Il est allé au ciné hier : He went to the movies yesterday
The imparfait is an unperfected action and can be used in a few different situations. It can represent a repeated action in the past given that the number of times the action occurred is uncertain. It can also represent an action that began in the past and continues on to the present. Finally, it can be used to describe conditions in the past such as weather, emotions etc. Check out my post for the imparfait acronym that got me through high school French! To form the imparfait take the present conjugated verb in the first person plural (nous) and add the following endings.
Je -ais Tu -ais Il/Elle -ait Nous -ions Vous -iez Ils/elles -aient
**Note this is for regular verbs
ex. Repeated action : Quand j’étais petite, j’allais toujours à la plage : When I was little I always went to the beach
ex. Unperfected action : Il pensait à aller au resto mais il n’a pas encore décidé : He was thinking about going to a restaurant but he hasn’t decided yet
ex. Conditions : Il pleuvait quand la reine est arrivée : It was raining when the queen arrived.
The plus-que-parfait represents an action perfected before the passé composé. It is commonly accompanied by the word déjà : already. The plus-que-parfait must have some other more recent past action to compare it to. It is formed by conjugating avoir or être in the imparfait and then adding the past participle of the principle verb.
ex. Nous étions déjà rentrés quand l’orage a commencé : We had already arrived home when the storm started.
The future proche is an action that is going to happen in the future. It implies intention. It is formed by conjugating the verb aller in the present then adding the infinitive form of the principle verb.
ex. Je vais au supermarché cet après-midi : I’m going to the grocery store this afternoon
The futur is also an intended action in the future. What distinguishes it from the futur proche is when it occurs. Though it’s not necessary that the action will take place a long time from now, the use of the futur instead of the futur proche implies that some amount of time will pass before the action takes place. Again, you can use them mostly interchangeably however if you want to imply either sooner action or more intention, you would use the futur proche rather than the futur. To form the futur, take the infinitive form of the verb and add the following endings (**Note there are certain irregular verbs where you will not use the infinitive to create the tense).
Je -ai Tu-as Il/elle -a Nous -ons Vous -ez Ils/elles -ont
ex. Tu feras le ménage demain : You will do the housework tomorrow
The futur antérieur represents an action in the future that happened before another action in the future. It would sound something like will already have in English. To form the futur antérieur, you take avoir or être conjugated in the future and then add the past participle of the principle verb.
ex. Par le temps que tu arriveras, je serai déjà rentrée : By the time you will arrive, I will already have gone home.
Particulars about the French future tense. You may have noticed the translation to that final example sounded odd, in English we would normally leave out the will knowing that the future is implied. A more natural translation could be by the time you arrive I will already be home which has the verbs conjugated in the present despite there being two different future tenses implied. In French it is preferred to use a future tense for both verbs in the sentence. Here is another example:
Quand tu arriveras, tu me téléphoneras
In English we would say : Call me when you get there, both verbs in the present because we are talking about the present at a future time (trippy).
This time I take colours from ref pic. The most dark and the most light and then medium ones. I chose a “base colour”, a medium tone and I cover the surface but not until the “margin” (1)
Then with the same colour and little size, I draw little lines arround where the hair ends, making the hair final form (2) I add dark colours but with a bigger brush and paint the roots (2-3) then a lighter colours (4-5-6) with a brush a bit smaller than before, and I start making more lines intensifying the colour (7-8) if the lines are too strong can blend a bit /not with blur tool ! using same colour but bigger size/ (9) and I keep adding ligh colour and make the highligh more strong (10-11) I continue mixing small lines with more bigger ones selecting diferent colours of the hair until I like the result (is a bit weird to explain. Don’t worry if it takes a mount of time, because actually does) (12-13-14) I prefer make this unperfect effect, but is optional. I draw random tiny lines and then I connect them to the rest of hair.
All this with 60-70% opacity exept at first (1) when I made the big colour area, in 100%
*the blue numbers in the hair pic process are the colours I added in every step*
About brushes and how to use them, I don’t recomend you a strong round brush without opacity control (like first). When I draw hair I always have this option activated (the green circle) and most of times I decrease the opacity to 60-80 too. Also I like to use a soft-texturized brush (3) and then when I make the details-little lines I change to a hard brush (2) but with presure control.
The last thing I show in this pic, is how can make a brush more adaptable to presure (the brush is a basic hard one).
*the numbers are for identify the kind of brush *
About colours. I recommend you change a bit the tone (like in the pic of color pickers). I mean, if you want brown hair don’t select the light, medium and dark from the same exactly tone, move it a bit. This can add to the hair the effect of more natual. Also as in the other pic, I don’t recomend you use 100% black (except if it’s so dark and contrasted) for dark hair or black. If you try to add a bit of colour can make it look more real. If you want black hair, I recommend you more a blue subtone but also depends of the light etc.
Also is so important know where the point of light comes. The effect depends amount of the kind of light. Also ain’t the same wet hair than dry.
One more thing , always follow the direction of hair.
Probably I’m forgeting things, but hope can help (plus some of you also asked for a tutorial since time ago too :3)