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Sleepy Studies // Anakin x Reader

Anon requested: padawan!anakin imagine? you’re stressed out with jedi studies and haven’t gotten any sleep & anakin notices and decides to help you even though he was bad at studies when he was a padawan. it gets really late and you’ve fallen asleep (finally! plus cuz ur in his arms) & anakin notices and then realizes how cute you are and blushes at his childish crush. later he also falls alseep with u in his arms and obiwan comes in and sees them sleeping on the couch with books surrounding them! lol ilysm !!!

Your head feels as if your brain was going to come out of your ears. You have been studying for six hours straight for your written Jedi test. The test was an essential part of becoming a Jedi. It covered the history of the Jedi, the evolution, and then science of how the Force works.

You sat criss cross on your bed with textbooks, annotated passages, notebooks, and loose papers scattered everywhere.

A knock was placed upon your door and you had nno idea who it could be. It was almost one in the morning. You get up from your bed and open the door seeing your Jedi friend, Anakin.

“You are still up? (Y/N), it’s incredibly late and the test is tomorrow!” Anakin exclaims, walking into your room.

You follow him and say, “I’m nervous, Anakin. I heard the test is nearly impossible. And you told me that you just passed,” you place your hands on your hips. “I want to pass with flying colors.”

“How much sleep have you gotten?” he looks at you.

Lightly laughing, “Uhhhhh, not much.” He shakes his head, sighing.

Anakin sits on your bed and grabs a textbook, flipping through the pages. “I could tutor you if you want. I still remember the answers from the test,” Anakin tells you.

Walking over to him, you ask, “Your answers or the right answers?”

He looks up at you, “Very funny, (Y/N). But, I’m serious, do you want the help or no?” You smile and nod your head yes. “Well, then let’s get to it.”

After another two hours of studying, Anakin starts to lecture you again about the history of the Jedi Council and the Senate and blah blah blah.

As he talks to you, you lay your head down on the desk.

Five minute rest shouldn’t hurt, you think to yourself.

Your eyes feel heavy and your breath slowly becomes a soft pace. Before you know it, you are conked out.

“…and it is essential part of understanding the history. Are you writing this down, (Y/N)? (Y/N)?” Anakin looks down at you, then he notices by your soft breathing that you were asleep.

He smiled to himself and decided to leave you be. You needed the rest and he simply didn’t want to wake you up because of how adorable you looked. Your head was rested on your arm, your hair sprawled out everywhere. You lips were slightly parted as they drew in and took out breaths of air. Every once in a while, you would stir and make a face, wrinkling up your nose which Anakin found irresistible.

He felt in the bottom of his heart that he felt strongly towards you, but he made an effort to suppress all prohibited feelings.

The young Jedi was tired himself and he didn’t want to go back to his room, so he stood up to go and fall asleep on the couch. His sudden movements stirred you as you sat up.

“Anakin?” you call,

“I’m still here. Go back to bed,” he says in response. You sleepily walk over to him and lay next to him on the couch, cuddling into his side. He smiles at the action and scoops you up, bringing your bodies closer together.

In the morning, you were awakened by a voice saying, “Alright, you two. Up off the couch. One of you has a test to take in twenty minutes.”

You rub your eyes and sit up, realizing you fell asleep in Anakin’s arms last night. You smile at the memory and tell Obi Wan, “I’ll be up in a minute.”

“Very well.” He exits your room, closing the door.

For as long as you can, you wait for Anakin to wake up, looking at the Jedi you have began to fall in love with.

Bread Wolf - Chapter 9

A Modern AU in which Solas owns a bakery. Read part 1 here.

Chapter 9 - Sweet Tooth

Isii curled herself into the corner of the heavily padded chair, blocking out the noise of the student lounge as she flipped through the baker’s book. She’d been keeping it in her purse, tackling it bit by bit in the idle moments of her days and was finally nearing the end. She was in the middle of a chapter on the relationship between Creators worship and the proto-elvhen pantheon when she frowned, smoothing her fingers over the handwritten notes she found scrawled in the margins of the page. His penmanship was neat and orderly, though obviously written with haste as he underlined passages, annotating them as he went along. Funny, she thought. He didn’t strike her as someone who would mark his books. So far there hadn’t been so much as a creased corner, let alone writing in it. She continued to read:

“But what of the legends that predate the Creators? While records are even more scarce as we seek to understand a time that existed before the founding of Elvhenan, we do find some hints that suggest the foundation of elvhen faith was not as consistent as we previously believed. There were stories of spirits and deities that appear to have been at some point merged or altogether abandoned for the sake of these new gods. The being associated with fire, later called Sylaise, ranged from man to woman to non-gendered entity. It was a fierce bear-like creature in one tale and a meek child in the next. Deceivers appear in nearly all mythologies and this proto-elvhen lore is no exception. Yet these early tales lack the distinctive lycanthropic imagery attached to the betrayer Fen’Harel. Earlier tricksters were shown as helpful, harmless, and altogether toothless compared to the monstrous being the elves seemed so keen to worship. Perhaps a reflection of their character as a race that they would wish to praise something they find so inherently fearsome and ruthless?” The last two lines were underlined hastily with a note scribbled in the margin.

Author slips into unnecessary bias. Disregards changes to both the language and legend that occurred in Towers Age. The simplest of searches would have enlightened him in this regard. Ignores facts in favor of racial prejudice that has little to do with the subject at hand. I should not be surprised.  

Isii hummed a soft chuckle under her breath. She agreed with his point, however. Any historian who claimed enough expertise on the religious practices of Elvhenan to write a book on the subject should know the meaning of harellan changed in the Towers Age - thus altering the fundamental understanding of Fen’Harel’s name. To be fair, it wasn’t something she learned until she went to university. She was raised to fear him, just like any other Dalish child. Still - it was a sloppy mistake on the author’s behalf.

“As a precursor to the merging of these faiths into the more familiar form of the Creators, we see a startling amount of archeological variance, from styles of adornment to pottery techniques. Yet variety gives way to uniformity around the same time as the historical record begins to mention Elgar’nan and his progeny.”

Progeny was underlined. An annoying oversimplification.

“This shift implies cultural unity where there had not been any before – and a rather sudden change in religious beliefs virtually overnight. It implies a dramatic turning point, rather than a gradual transition. This isn’t the cultural exchange of trade relations. This is what one would expect in the aftermath of a startlingly efficient conquering force that convinced all in their wake to unite into one people. Perhaps these Creators were once nothing more than warlords, mere mortals-” Mortals was crossed out. “-who sought to unify what was once a varied cultural landscape under a single rule. It would explain the sudden abandonment of established mythology in favor of a new pantheon. The question is, did these men and women demand their worship, or did the people hold such adoration for the immensity of their power and achievements that their stories preserved them as gods after their deaths?”

The text ended there, continuing on the next page. At the very bottom, he’d written a final note. Flawed - but closer than most.

She flipped the page, but the notes ended there. She glanced over them again, her brow arching.

You are an odd one, baker.

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AP Book Reviews

AP English Language Barron’s: (6/10) So this book starts off by asking you to annotate the passages. I’m going to be real with you…you aren’t going to have time to make meticulous annotations. None of the tests were particularly helpful, but the notes are somewhat useful if you aren’t a frequent writer/reader. Before taking the test, I memorized about 40 “hot terms” like synecdoche and apostrophe to use in my analysis essay, and got a 5. I wouldn’t say English is one of those tests you can’t study for, but it really is 50% natural writing skill and 50% practice. The best practice is to just check out old prompts from the collegeboard website. I would not recommend buying this book if you are on a budget!

AP U.S. History Barron’s: (7/10) If you are using this book while you are learning the material during class, it could be helpful because you are reading a condensed version. On the other hand, if you buy this book a week before the AP test, it’s not helpful because there is way too much reading to do. The practice tests do not capture the essence of the real test unfortunately. I would recommend buying this book at the beginning of the year.

AP Biology Barron’s: (8/10) I think I quickly skimmed this book front to back and got a 5. However, it was really Bozeman videos that helped me get through so, I would recommend buying this book at the beginning of the year, otherwise not worth it because of the online material. 

AP Statistics Barron’s: (10/10) This book is a must! The questions are a little harder than the actual exam so it really prepares you and it explains the actual reason behind the statistics instead of just telling you to plug and chug. I would recommend this book!

AP Chemistry Barron’s: (8/10) The book goes too in depth with some topics which are not major concepts that will be tested, I don’t think it is worth buying unless you are bad at chemistry (like I was). The practice problems are decent, and it’s actually kind of a fun read, but not the type of book I would be looking for the week before the AP test (Princeton Review is better for that).

AP Calculus Barron’s (7/10): Practice problems are much, much harder than the actual exam, which is good for practice but bad because it kills your self-esteem. The explanations in the chapters aren’t very helpful, so I would buy this book if you’re already pretty good at calc and are just looking for some practice problems.

AP Calculus Princeton R: (9/10) Would recommend buying at the beginning of the year, because it explains in very good details how to do everything. I did find some BC concepts missing from the chapters though. Overall, a good book that would guarantee at least a 4 on the test. The practice problems tend to be the same level as the actual exam.

AP Physics C Princeton R: (10/10) Pretty hefty book and a difficult subject to understand but if you get through the whole book with perfect understanding, there is no reason why you shouldn’t get a 5. Practice problems are very good, as are the explanations. 

Rule of thumb: Get Princeton for hard sciences where practice is key, get Barrons for humanity classes and where memorization is key.