and welcome to the rileys was really good


make me choose: riley matthews or maya hart (asked by @westallcn)

Welcome to Rileytown. I twirl around when I’m happy. I dance by myself. Because that’s who I am. And if I do something good, I give awards to myself so that maybe I’ll do something good again.


They’re obviously not 14 in this. I don’t really know how old I should make them so I’ll just leave that up to you. <3


Pairing: Riarkle
Words: 429

He holds the crumpled paper in his hands, black ink is scribbled all over it in her handwriting.

I want to wake up every morning to the golden rays of the sun and see his beautiful face; I want to see his body rising and falling slowly, his breathing even; I want to see his eyes peacefully fluttered shut; I want to see his dark eyelashes lightly resting on his cheeks; I want to be able to admire him while he’s in a better world where everything goes his way.

I want to be the one to kiss his burning tears of pain away; I want to be the one who he chooses to go to during his worst times; I want to be the one to hold him close; I want to be the one telling him in hushed whispers, that he’s perfect, that there’s nothing wrong with him, that it’s not his fault; I want to be the reason why he feels he can smile again; I want to be the one who makes him smile again; I want to be the one who makes him feel that all the downsides in life are nothing, that we’re everything, that nothing will be strong enough to pull either one of us down.

I want to hear his beautiful laugh exploding out of him; I want to see the happiness vibrate through him; I want to be blessed with his radiance; I want to see the flash of white teeth that his beautiful lips frame; I want to see his eyes squeezed shut from happiness, the little crinkles marking the skin next to them; I want to be there, to know that he’s happy.

I want to make him all his favorite dishes, hold him in my arms, sing him sweet lullabies, massage his aching muscles, welcome him home every day.

I want to be the one he loves. I want to be his favorite thing. I want so much. I crave it. I need it. I will never have it. 

I shall forever wait.

His eyes rake over the page, reading every word, every syllable. His heart beats ever so fast; his breath, caught in his lungs; his sight, blurred by tears. He takes the ink pen in his hand, the cold metal brushing against his fingers, and writes.

He curves the end, making his statement final.

The paper is left on her desk, with his familiar handwriting in fresh black ink, scrawled at the bottom:

Why want what you already have? Why wait for what’s already yours?

Darling, did you know
I dream about life together
Knowing it will be forever
I’ll be yours and you’ll be mine

-Rebecca St. James

anyways here’s my recipe for really fucking good hot chocolate from scratch

i am conflicted about sharing this because its Too Good and it has secret ingredients and I’ve been perfecting it for a while but it is cold and i feel generous and it takes 5 mins and uses pretty simple baking ingredients so whatever here we go:


  • one mug full of milk [whole milk is best, almond milk can be used for a veg twist! be careful with the sugar tho—adjust as needed]
  • splash vanilla extract
  • pinch salt [i use a heavy pinch bc i like it salty but start small]
  • 1 tbsp good cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp granulated sugar 
  • 1 tsp brown sugar [optional but recommended, if omitted use an tbsp of granulated sugar total]
  • topping of choice [tiny marshmallows, big marshmallows, whipped cream, sprinkles, cinnamon, w.e. not optional [yes optional but come on]]


  • pour your milk into an appropriately sized pot. measuring it in the mug u will drink it from is the best way to make exactly as much as u want and no more or less.
  • add cocoa, vanilla, salt, and sugars
  • whisk over medium heat until it’s steaming and small bubbles appear at the edges. this should be about 5 mins unless you’re making several glasses [if you want to get really fancy/make a splash mess you can use a milk frother at this point]
  • if you’re using marshmallows put them at the bottom of your mug
  • pour it all over the marshmallows [this achieves maximum meltiness]. if not using marshmallows top generously with whipped cream. sometimes i do both like a Monster

anyways it’s really pretty simple, does not take long, and if you can summon the energy to make it while you’re depressed it is seriously one of my favorite mood boosters. it also takes about three minutes longer than busted powder hot chocolate and it will blow people away if you work on it and present it to them.