apartment door

Sebastian Stan - friend zone

I groaned in frustration, I couldn’t get my stupid dress off. Why did the world hate me? I heard a knock on my apartment door, and mentally shot myself. Of course, of all the nights Sebastian wasn’t filming and I wasn’t working, I told him to come over tonight. I walked over to my front door and let Seb in, giving him a big hug.

“Oh I’ve missed you so much” Seb hugged me tightly and ran his hand through my hair. I smiled as I inhaled his cologne. It smelt, and felt like home. “You know they let the other guys bring their girlfriends or partners to set sometimes, I’m gonna ask if they’ll let my best friend come” he loosened his grip on me and we pulled out of the hug. “I thought we were staying in?” he asked, looking at my dress.

“We are, but I can’t get this off” I sighed. 

“Alright, I’ll help you, I’ll meet you in your room in a minute, I’ll just put away my coat and shoes” he gave a warm smile. 

“Thank you” I smiled and went back to my room. 

“It’s strange, I feel like I know your apartment better than mine” Seb said before entering my room.

“Maybe it’s because you’re here more than you are at your own apartment” I laughed. He chuckled and I turned around. He moved my hair and placed one hand on my shoulder was he unzipped my dress. I felt tingles from his hand on my bare shoulder. I heard him inhale sharply, and that’s when I remembered, the lace bra. What idiot wears a lace bra to work? Me. Now it probably looked like I was intentionally making him do this. He slid the shoulder straps of my dress off, leaving a warm feeling on my skin from his touch. 

“I’ll wait in the living room” he quickly said and left my room. I changed into a pair of jeans and a tank top and joined Seb in the living room. 

“So tell me, any girls, guys, I’m not judging” I grabbed a beer from the mini fridge. 

“Very funny, you know there’s no one” he took a sip of his beer which he probably grabbed earlier. 

“What’s going on, you’re off your game” I lightly punched his shoulder. 

“Yeah, yeah I am. Mostly because there is someone. Not from the movie but there is someone” he bit his lip.

“Who?!” my jaw dropped in disbelief. 

“I mean, hopefully someone. She keeps friendzoning me though” he sighed.

“Really? Who is she? I’m telling you Seb, any girl is insane to not go out with you” I ruffled his hair. 

“Okay, lets say hypothetically, the girl is you. Right now right here if I were to ask you on a date, what would you say?” he leaned back in the seat on my couch he was sitting on. I took a deep breath in and sat next to him, so our thighs were touching. 

“Seb there’s no way to answer that without making us awkward. If I say no then I’m defeating my point, if I say yes though then you know that you have a fallback option if other girls don’t work out” I sighed.

“Y/N, yes or no”

I sighed. “Yeah, yeah I would go on a date with you.” Seb didn’t say anything. “Who is this girl anyways? And why haven’t you told me about her” I nudged him. 

“Well I haven’t told you about her because you know her, you know her really well actually” he chuckled. I raised an eyebrow, when had he met my friends? “I can’t take this anymore” he muttered sitting straight up. 

“Take what-” I was cut off by Seb kissing me. I was shocked at first, but then closed my eyes and kissed back, feeling everything someone feels when they kiss someone they’ve always wanted to kiss. 

“It’s you, you absolute moron. You’re the girl” he chuckled once we pulled away. 

“When did I friendzone you?” I asked. 

“You literally did not even ten minutes ago today only, you punched my arm” he gave me a ‘duh’ look. 

“That’s not friendzoning!” I argued. 

“Totally is, if I punched you that would be a sign of friendzoning” he grinned and put his arm around my waist. I sighed in defeat and laid my head in Seb’s lap. “I don’t want us to go fast. I know we’re best friends but I want to take you out as if  it were a first date where we’re trying to get to know each other. I want to take my time with you, I want you to be different” Seb played with my hand. I smiled and kissed his torso through his shirt as I sign that I was okay with that. 

“So now what?” I asked. 

“Now, we go on our first date. It’s the weekend, I’ll take you out tomorrow night.” he smiled. I sat up and pecked his lips.


A/N: part 2?? 

justmissh-hasjoined  asked:

So y'know how some apartment buildings/hotels have doors that connect all the rooms together? I have a Eddsworld headcanon where Tom, Matt, Edd, and Tord's rooms all connect together and they just leave the doors open. Like one night Tord is really tired and he forgets that he has his own kitchen so he just wanders into Edd's apartment at 2 am and grabs some milk and Edd is just staring the whole time.

Probably happens all the time too. One of them being in a hurry and looking for something and tearing through every single apartment or getting food from one of the others because they don`t have it in their own fridge.

A lot of shenanigans really.

Life in Parappa Town, Chapter 8, Part 2

Katy walked home feeling both irritated and exhausted. She thought that being in this play was going to be fun and exciting, but by the looks of things, it’s going to be an unpleasant experience. The blue cat walks up her apartment building’s steps and reaches the door, sighing a deep breath before opening it.


“Mom! I’m home!” Katy yells out as she closes the apartment door behind her. Dropping her light blue backpack onto the floor.


“Heya sweetie! How did the play thing go?” Katy’s mother welcomes her daughter home as she sat on the sofa, looking up at her as she was reading a book.


Her mother was blue like Katy, and had darker blonde hair. Her face was slightly wrinkled, smiling at her daughter with a warm motherly smile as she is wearing an orange shirt with a white music note in the middle, and a pair of light gray sweatpants.


“It was okay…” The teen sighs as she plops down on the sofa next to her mother.


Katy’s Mom can tell her daughter doesn’t truly mean that. “Katy….you were so excited to join theatre, did something happen?” Her mother asks with concern as she puts a hand on Katy’s shoulder.


“…No…” Katy looks at the ground, avoiding eye contact. She then gets up, with her Script in hand. “I’m gonna go to my room and study.” She says almost unenthusiastically as she heads towards her bedroom.


“Oh…alright sweetie…I love you.” Katy’s Mom smiles at her daughter, hoping she will be okay soon.


Katy turns back to her mother, giving her a forced light smile, to try to ease her a bit. “I love you to, Mom.” Katy tells her before entering her bedroom.


The cat kicked off her shoes as she threw herself face down into her bed, groaning to herself. This was going to be a long couple weeks.


She sat up and rubbed her face with her hands before laying back down. She turned on the lamp on her nightstand beside her bed and examined the script. It was called “Moonlight Rose”, it was a romance/tragedy story revolving around a peasant girl from a medieval kingdom falling in love with a Knight as he prepares for war with a rival Kingdom. Katy sees the index of characters and automatically decides that she will play the main actress, the peasant girl. Katy knows for certain that Athens will go for the role as the lead male character, the Knight. Seeing how her character is going to end up falling in love with him makes her somewhat queasy. But if she is going to be a star, she will need to toughen through it.


The cat spends the next few hours studying her lines, reading the script to herself over and over and over. She continues until the sun sets, as by that time she’s sitting down on her bed with her hair messy, stressed out.


The feline startles herself when her phone starts to ring. She looks at her phone and sees that Lammy is calling her. Katy doesn’t hesitate to answer the call.


“Hey Lammy.” Katy mumbles, feeling tired and unenergized.


“H-Hey Katy, are you ready for band practice later?” The lamb says over the phone.


Katy’s eyes shoot wide open. She had completely forgotten about band practice.


“Oh gosh! Aw man, sorry Lammy, I completely forgot. I was really busy with reading my script, and I must of lost track of time.” Katy apologizes as she facepalms herself with guilt.


“I-It’s okay Katy! We can reschedule it!” Lammy tries to calm her down. “A-anyway, how was rehearsal?”


“Girl, I don’t know…I thought it would be fun, but then I found out Athens Darkwater was in the play too.” Katy rests her head on her hand as she puts the cellphone up to her left ear.


“Who?” Lammy asks, confused.


“He’s some stuck up clown in our grade who thinks he’s hot stuff.” Katy frowns as she describes the shark boy.


“O-oh boy…” Lammy utters, feeling Katy’s anger from the other side of the phone.


“He said that I’m not talented, and he called me a clown! Well I’ll show him!” The feline rants as she tightens her grip on her phone.


“P-please calm down Katy…I don’t like it when you get mad…” The redhead tries to calm her best friend, not liking how Katy is getting angrier.


Katy notices Lammy’s upset tone and calms herself down. “I’m…I’m sorry Lammy…I just don’t want to let some kid like him think he’s better than me, not to mention that the play director actually likes his attitude.” Katy says as she calms herself down.


“It will be okay Katy…I-I know you’ll be great in this play, and I’ll come and support you! I…I believe in you.” Lammy sweetly says to the blue cat.


Katy blushes when she hears this. “Aww…thanks Lammy, that actually makes me feel better.” The feline smiles warmly as she still has a blush on her face.


“Hehe…n-no problem…” Lammy says, who is actually blushing herself.


“Do me a favor and call Ma-San for me and tell her that practice will be rescheduled okay? I gotta get back to rehearsing.” Katy asks the lamb.


“Oh yeah, n-no problem! Good luck Katy!” The lamb shares her encouragement.


“Thanks! See you later!”


“Bye!”


Katy ends the call with new found confidence, with a determined look, she opens the script back up and begins reading once more.


……………………


The next day at Play rehearsal, all the actors and actresses are dressed in their costumes and are finally re-enacting the scenes from the play.


“Come now, Reginald, let us train, so we may win this war in the name of Kingdomia!” Athens perfectly executes his line as he is dressed in a Knight costume, obviously not made of real metal.


As Athens and the other Knight actor pretend to train their swordsmanship with their Styrofoam swords, Katy walks up to the stage, dressed in a dirty cloth dress, like a peasant in medieval times would.


“Oh, my sweet Knight, how I long for your love!” Katy monologues to herself as she pretends to gawk at the Knight, even though in reality she hates him.


“I must find a way to win your love, so then we can-”


“CUT!” Miss Thalia shouts into her megaphone, clearly dissatisfied.


“Oh not again!” Athens rolls his eyes at Katy’s mistake.


“What did I do now?” Katy throws her arms up in the air, looking at the director.


“The line is “I must find a way to win your heart.” not “love”“ The masked woman corrects the blue cat.


"Miss Thalia, this is the fourth time today she messed up her lines, I say we look for a replacement for her!” Athens glares at Katy, while sticking his nose into the air.


Katy gives the shark a death glare. “Oh I’ll give you a replacement! You’re gonna need your legs to be replaced when I’m done with-”


“That’s enough!” Miss Thalia quickly jumps in front of the feline, stopping her from lashing out on the shark boy.


“Okay everyone, it’s getting late. We shall pick up Act II, Scene VII tomorrow! Goodnight everyone!” Miss Thalia dismisses everyone.


Athens walks past Katy after he takes off his costume. “I knew you wouldn’t be good enough.” She sneers as he leaves the auditorium.


“Augh! Why do I even bother! I try, and I mess up, and I get ridiculed!” Katy stomps her feet in frustration as Miss Thalia approaches her.


“Katy, you should not beat yourself over this, you just have to take whatever you’re feeling, and apply it to your performance!” The woman says in a dramatic fashion.


“But Athens-”


“Athens is fueling your anger. You should not let it build up inside, you must shed it through pouring your heart out on stage! You need to hold your head up high!”


Katy then opens her eyes wide. She remembers her friends encouragement from the other day. She remembers her Mother being supportive. She remembers Lammy wishing Katy luck over the phone, saying she believes in her.


Lammy…


“You’re right Miss T…” Katy begins to smile as she remembers that she has plenty of support.


“I gotta Keep My Head Up!” Katy jumps up and yells, feeling reinvigorated.


“That’s the spirit!” The masked woman exclaims.


“Miss T, is there anymore advice you can give me for being a better actress?” Katy asks the director.


“Mmmhmm! I shall teach you what you need to know! Just follow my rap, and you will be an amazing actress!”


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LESSON 1


“A true star shines bright in every direction, you just have to find the true connection! Whether on a stage or on a show, here is a few things that you just have to know!”


“Pick up your voice, and make it loud!”


“Pick up your voice, and make it loud!”


“Don’t get scared in front of a crowd!”


“Don’t get scared in front of a crowd!”


“From bright blue days, and pitch black nights,”


“From bright blue days, and pitch black nights,”


“Nothing is worse than a case of stage fright!”


“Nothing is worse than a case of stage fright!”


LESSON 2


“Whether it be homemade or on the A-list, listen to my rhythm, please, I insist! A look it your eyes, I see you got the stuff! Now here we go, we haven’t had enough!”


“Acting… is a whole lot like singing!”


“Acting… is a whole lot like singing!”


“In your mind, a bell can be ringing!”


“In your mind, a bell can be ringing!”


“You got to speak with pride, and fly like a kite!”


“You got to speak with pride, and fly like a kite!”


“If you have the skill, you’ll be quite the sight!”


“If you have the skill, you’ll be quite the sight!”


LESSON 3


“Dancing on the floor underneath my feet, you can’t stop me, I can’t be beat! You got to do whatever to act your heart out, there is nothing else, that’s all I’m about!”


“Pick up your voice, and make it loud!”


“Pick up your voice, and make it loud!”


“Let them hear you, from here to the clouds!”


“Let them here you, from here to the clouds!”


“From bright blue days, and pitch black nights!”


“From bright blue days, and pitch black nights!”


“You gotta do your best to win the fight!”


“You gotta do your best to win the fight!”


LESSON 4


“Here’s the last lesson, so be sure to hear. You got to know that the end is near! A poor girl and a royal knight, he has the bark but you have the bite!”


“Sing it! Act it! Go go go!”


“Sing it! Act it! Go Go Go!”


“We got to give these people one heck of a show!”


“We got to give these people one heck of a show!”


“Comedy, tragedy, show a little love!”


“Comedy, tragedy, show a little love!”


“You will shine like a goddess above!”


“You will shine like a goddess above!”


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Alright Katy! You now have what it takes to be a true star!“ Miss Thalia poses dramatically.


"Aww! Thanks! I kept my head up!” Katy smiles as she does a cute pose too.

BLACK BIRD OF ILL OMENS 

It’s quiet isn’t it ? Well, perhaps quiet isn’t quite the right word.


That thing will soon come from the woods, as it always had. With the sun sinking into the forest horizon, one could already see the creature stalking out from its den. Soon it would be at the door, soon it’s growls and scratches and whines and howls would be echoing throughout the night, it’s pacing around the apartment buildings never ceasing until the door went down ( it wouldn’t last the night. )

The slams and creaks of the apartment door would shudder, it’s last hinge would give, it would fall and the massive dog would have free entrance to what lay within.

But not yet, the wolf had not arrived just yet. And this evening it was not alone. 
No, there’s another presence within the area this time.
Something unsettling, flitting back and forth within the sky.

Landing aloft atop the apartment’s roof, talons audibly scraping against the shingles above, agitating the any below for daring to come so close within it’s presence, but not coming close enough to disturb.

No, it’s simply there to watch. To see how it all would end.
( As if it didn’t already know - it saw the wolf get robbed of it’s meal, it already knew how the outcome would come to be. )

The setting sun gives some form of reveal -
the glint off it’s feathers just enough to show some proof of it’s presence within the sky. Eerie in shadows, mingles between being trapped between the last light of the sun and the darkness which was now consuming it.

A shape vague in species ( or at least, vague in the inky darkness of the shadows ), but familiar enough to even the untrained eye - a bird as dark as the night, and as large as a man. ( no, larger - large enough to carry a man off with little to no trouble at all. )

Is it the boss, perhaps ? Of that odd swarm of shrieking birds heard the night before ? No, the twilight is silent, this bird as silent as it - making no noise as it flies from rooftop to rooftop, hoovering back and forth within full view of those who may spot it’s form above.

And those who dared to get a good look, at the bird’s perched form ?
They’d find that it’s red eyes would stare right back in return - as unsettling as the atmosphere the bird had brought, the bright shine standing out against the darkness it shrouded itself in. No noise, and barely a movement.

Just a stare, before it would spread it’s wings, and flew back towards the forest from which it came.

Does it want to be seen ? How odd.

It’s not as if those inside need to be any more terrified, what with the - oh, was that the SCREAMS OF A MAN ? Oh dear, now whoever could that be from ?

YOUKAI SIGHTING:

SPECIES: ???
THREAT LEVEL: Unknown
HUMAN FRIENDSHIP LEVEL: Unknown

Katsuki Yuuri in Russia

Okay but??? Its the best thing ever????

- Everyone has to call Yuri “Yurio” or have to risk the confusion when both Yuri’s are present
- SLEEPOVERS??? PUPPY PILES ON THE FLOOR???? BLANKETS AND PILLOWS EVERYWHERE?
- Stupid lewd comments or exchanges between Victor and Yuuri ON AND OFF ICE
- Yuri and Yuuri having really flexible bodies and can out-ballet each other
- HANGOUTS? PARTIES? RUSSIA-TOUR FOR YUURI?
- LANGUAGE TEACHING - LEARNING
- Victor hogging up the ice to pair skate with Yuuri when his anxiety acts up again
- Yuri taking Yuuri shopping and its the cutest thing ever that every other skater stalks them cuz Yuri actually smiles the whole time
- Skype calls to Japan be like “Guys just act normal” and the Russian gang literally goes overboard with weird noises and faces and Yuuri is just sighing into his palms
- Banging down Victor’s apartment door to catch Yuuri and Victor in the act
- Victor Yuuri and Yuri winning and switching podium placements for a few seasons
- Victor and Yuuri watching over Yuri’s growth and help him adapt when puberty hits him hard
- Yuuri combing/tying Yuri’s hair while Victor brushes Yuuri’s
- I just want them all to be happy and I want the Russian team selfies with Yuuri included and they love him as much as they love each other
- Sappy Victuuri kisses and candid photos go viral at least thrice a week
- Yuri being annoyed with the idiot couple but doesn’t shy away from a victory hug when they’re all at the podium together
- Victor and Yuuri retire to become Yuri’s coaches
- Japan Holiday Trip for the whole crew

{PART 5} I Won’t Stop You // Jeon Jungkook, Vampire!AU

Originally posted by jengkook

Pairing: Jungkook x Reader

Genre: Vampire!AU, Fantasy, Angst, Smut 

Summary; You’re hesitant to reveal your painful past to Jungkook, but time gets cut dreadfully short when Jungkook excuses himself upon receiving an interesting phone call.

{Part 1} {Part 2} {Part 3} {Part 4} {Part 5} {Part 6}

I update this series every Tuesday evening, 9pm-10pm (UK Time)

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A Lesson in Love (A Fresh Start)

Summary: (College!AU) In which you’re assigned to write a story about romance, a subject you know nothing about, and Bucky, a hopeless romantic, offers you his assistance.

Pairing: Bucky x Reader

Word Count: 2,541

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@avengerstories - thank you for spending close to a month listening to me complain about this part, helping me finally get it written, and editing it for me.

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“It happened!” Wanda yells, rushing into the apartment and slamming the door shut behind her. She floats all the way to the couch, picks up a pillow, and hugs it close to her chest. “It finally happened.”

Forgetting all about the milk you were warming up in the microwave, you rush to your roommate’s side. Her cheeks are tinged a light pink color that has nothing to do with the cold. “Viz asked you out?”

Vision, known to your friends as Viz, is a foreign exchange student that Wanda has been crushing on since he asked her for directions last semester. There’s no way to compute the amount of hours you’ve spent analyzing his actions with her and trying to determine whether or not he reciprocated her feelings.

“He asked me out,” she squeals, hiding her face in the pillow and kicking her feet out in front of her. Her enthusiasm level makes you laugh; not at her, but with her. She’s been dreaming about this moment for months and you’re glad that it finally happened. If anyone deserves to be happy, it’s Wanda.

That’s why you keep a tight hold on the resentment that’s attempting to consume you as you realize that Wanda has what you don’t: a date with a guy she really likes. You wish you didn’t feel this way, but the wound created by Bucky’s words last night is still raw and very much at the forefront of your mind.

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I do the leaving. 

I pack up my feelings into a small space in my chest,
and I move towards the exit.

I remember how it felt, the last time.
I remember every “last time” I’ve had with people I care about.

I remember the sound of my feet against the floor.
I remember the click of the apartment door, and the slight slam of the car door. I remember watching your back as you went through security, before crisply leaving the airport. 

But, I leave. I leave first, and I leave.

I leave and I cry in my car in the 20 minute maximum parking lot. I leave and I cry in the passenger seat of my car as my friend Shawn drives us away. I leave and I sob, messy, and unforgiving. I laugh, and yell. I leave broken voicemails on my friend’s phone where I’m convincing myself more than her that I made the right choice. 

I leave, and I look back countless times… but not until a year, or three, or even 5 years later when I sit down and stare at the blinking cursor and think about what I want to write about. I look back after a horrible date, I look back after I stumble across a poem, or song starts over the speakers. 

I do the leaving, and then the leaving does me in. 

The Best/Worst game of Ding Dong Ditch Ever

Backstory: We’re playing a custom game set in the Fallout universe using the GURPS system, Taking place before Fallout New Vegas. We had come across a park full of dead pine trees, and suspecting it to be trapped we decided to go around it. As we went our DM kept making secret rolls for my Perception as i was the forward observer. 

DM: Alright. So you failed your first perception roll, but you succeeded in your second to hear the click as you step on the mine. 

Me: Well damn. Hey Mac (Our demo man) Want to take care of this?

Mac was giddy as he disarmed the mine. This proceeded to happen 4 more times, giving Mac the total of 6 mines. We proceeded down along the path unhindered after those hiccups and came across a makeshift barricade between two apartment buildings. A door was cut into it.

Mac: It would be great if you could plant a mine on the doorstep, then run away.

(The dm makes a secret roll for my Weirdness Magnet.)

DM: Well, there is a door bell. As in a piece of rope attached to a bell.

Alice: We should Play Ding Dong Ditch with the mine.

Me: But we don’t have a bag?

Proceed the 5 minute conversation of how to get a bag, what to use in place, how to get the shit for the burning bag.

Mac: Ok, so we’ll use the sling from the medkit for the bag.

Me: And I’ll squeeze dogmeat like a bagpipe to get the shit out of him.

Mac sneaks up to the door and plants the mine, sets the makeshift bag on fire and rings the bell. After running away the door opens and the raider steps out and see’s the bag.

Raider: “Real Mature guys! Real fucking Mature!” failing his intelligence roll, he stamps down on the trap, and is blown all over the New Vegas Strip. I’m laughing my ass off and so is my character as anothe raider stands in the burning wreckage of the barricade.

Raider2: “What the fuck happened?” (Silence for a few seconds as Mac aims at him with a laser combine.) “Who the fuck is laughing?!“ 

He then gets shot in the chest twice, setting him on fire. He looks indignant for a second upon being shot, and proceeds to fall over dead. Our 4th player finally arrived at the best possible time as i’m still crying from laughing.

You’re the One (Daveed x Reader)

Summary: Based on an ask I saw about reader/Daveed being roommates. The reader teases him about his appearance on Sesame Street. Fluff.

Pairing: Daveed Diggs x Reader

A/N: This was a good idea. Good job anon.


“D!” You yelled as soon as you heard the apartment door open.

“What?” Daveed went into the kitchen, rifling around in the fridge for something to eat.

“You didn’t tell me you were going to be on Sesame Street!”

“I guess I forgot? I don’t know, I’ve been busy.” He plopped down next to you and handed you a beer, sighing. He looked tired.

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today’s happy place, 11/1

Jack has a bay window in his apartment. Bitty’s found him cushions to put on it, and sometimes in the morning when Jack’s gone for a run Bitty will peel himself out of bed and bring a cup of coffee to the window. He sits on the cushions and loses himself staring across the Providence skyline.

This morning, he’s so lost in the view – distant mist and indistinct buildings – that he doesn’t even hear the apartment door open. So when Jack’s cold fingers draw up the hem of his sweatshirt and press against his ribcage, Bitty yowls like a cat and jumps. A few drops of coffee go splashing onto the windowpane.

“JACK!” he protests weakly as Jack sits behind him, lifting one leg onto the cushions and drawing Bitty into his lap. “You sneak. How you creep across this floor without making a sound I’ll never know.”

Jack huffs a hot breath against Bitty’s neck, a bit of a laugh. “You’re warm.”

“And you’re freezing, watch those fingers, Jack!” Bitty wriggles as Jack encircles his waist under the heavy press of his sweatshirt. “I’m trying to drink coffee and you’re being a menace.”

“Mm-hm.” Jack presses a kiss to the shell of Bitty’s ear. At least his lips are warm. “I’m such a menace.”

“You are, though.” Bitty says, weakly, sighing. He’s got no defenses against a Jack cuddle. “A cold, horrible menace.”

Jack kisses his jaw. His stubble scratches Bitty’s skin. Bitty turns his head, ostensibly to get away from the itch, but Jack’s lips capture his, and all at once he’s pressing into that sweet warmth, savoring the warmth of Jack’s tongue as it swipes against his. He whimpers as the kiss ends.

“Menace,” he repeats, lifting his free hand to swat Jack’s arm halfheartedly.

Jack’s hands on Bitty’s stomach cinch tight. They’re warmer than they were. “Stay with me,” he murmurs.

Bitty sucks in a breath and holds it.

“Please,” Jack adds. His voice is earnest.

Shaking his head, Bitty sighs and nuzzles Jack’s flushed cheek with smiling lips. “Well, okay, I suppose.”

Three Elements Home Blessing and Protection Ritual

Supplies:

  • Incense, or Sage Bundle - for smoke cleansing, to cleanse and protect with the “Sky”
  • Purified Water in a small bowl (optional ingredients include salt or herbs) - for saining, to cleanse and protect with the “Sea”
  • Protection Salt and Herbs (I’ll be adding lavender for peace and purification, and rosemary for protection and remembrance) - for protection of doorways, windows, and portals - to protect with the “Land”
  • Chant, Spell or Prayer of Intention - This step is best if you make it yourself, with your magical paradigms. Here is mine - “By the power of elements three, by the power of land, sky, and sea, I cleanse and protect this home to keep us safe from all harm.”  I also have one for each element e.i. “By the power of the sea, keep harm away from me”.

Ritual:

In an empty house, or apartment, open all doors and windows, including closets, bathrooms, etc. Start at what is to be the heart or center of the home, (the hearth, the bedroom, the living area, kitchen, etc) walk walk the perimeter of the home clockwise. If you wish to banish all spirits, spirits that mean you harm, all entities, whatever it is- do so at this time. Once you set your protections, you may accidentally banish or piss off ‘people’ you want to be friendly with. Walk the perimeter and focus on all the good memories you want to make here, the creating that will be done here, the hospitality you will offer guests, etc. 

Sky - Come back to start and light your “Sky” representation. Walk clockwise, chanting your spell. Aim the smoke at the ceiling, walking the perimeter of every wall and every room, including in closets, and around the shower, following the line of the ceiling. (not cupboards in the kitchen, because you might not be able to get the smell out later). Think of the smoke as banishing any previous tenants memories, bad emotions, spirits or energies you don’t want in your new home. End at your predesignated heart of the home.

Sea - Take your bowl of water, your “Sea”, and start again. this time dip your fingers into the bowl and flick water all around, aiming at the floorboard. Chant while you walk clockwise, focusing on the protection of the salt and water, creating a white light around your home as you sprinkle the water. Alternatively you can add to a spray bottle and spray the water. If you wish, sprinkle or ‘paint’ the water around any openings - mirrors, drains, windows - to protect from unwanted entrances for spirits or energies.  End at the heart of the home.

Land - Now take your “Land” representation of salt and herbs, and walk counter clockwise. Chant your house blessing or the chant for salt if you wish (if you chant the salt blessing, do one more pass clockwise saying you final home blessing). Sprinkle salt in a line across any doorway or window to outside the home. The salt should stay on the window sills if possible. The salt can be swept up from the front door if you wish, just ‘paint’ some salt water instead, after it is swept up. Sprinkle some around drains as well, and across wall mirrors. This closes up any magical or physical doorways of outside influence. End back at the heart of the home.

If you have a backyard or patio, you may want to extend the protections out there as well. Use cascarilla powder (powdered eggshells) around any dirt or lawn you have, use pure water with no salt, and maybe use wind chimes or a bell to represent the sky instead of the smoke, if you wish to not arouse suspicion. Please don’t use salt on the land. Its bad for plants and snails.

Home Protection Cont. :

I will be setting up my home altar at this “heart of the home” and from there it will be an easy place to renew the protections. I would recommend renewing the protections once a year, or whenever you feel you need a little extra boost of protection or cleansing. Since you originally did this when no furniture was in place, renewing the protections may seem hard. I prefer to smoke cleanse so that is a little easier for me, just say a protection or cleansing spell at our home altar and walk clockwise around the house with your smoke. Its gets into all the tight spots, now that there is furniture in the way, easier.  The spray bottle works well for this as well. I would recommend renewing one element at a time, in place of all three. 

Don’t forget that other protections are still great to uses as well. I will also be hanging my witches’ ladder made of hag stones by the door for protection, having potted plants for cleansing and protection like lavender, and hanging some wind chimes to know when the Good Folk are near.

Originally posted by butteryplanet

The last step is to enjoy your protected and magical home!