Secretary of Defense Mattis Makes Surprise Visit to Afghanistan After Deadly Taliban Rampage on Afghan Military Base
(U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis looks out over Kabul as he arrives via helicopter at Resolute Support headquarters on April 24, 2017, in in Kabul, Afghanistan. Mattis is on a regional tour of the Middle East. )
Request from @alone-in-madness : Shawn and you are in a party and end up talking, you were instantly atrackted to each other and probably falling in love and you kiss, the kiss is steamy, passionate like they were waiting an entire life to kiss each other. You can continue 💕🙌🤗😘
The music was loud enough for me to feel the rumble of the bass in my feet as I walked through the party in search of my friend, weaving through all the drunk neighbourhood kids that had come out that night. I was fairly drunk myself, feeling the fog clouding over my brain. Eventually I found my friend Laurel by the fireplace talking to someone who had their back turned to me.
“Have you been drinking enough water?” I said, interrupting whatever Laurel was saying to drunkenly make sure she was okay. Laurel turned to me and laughed in disbelief.
“Yeah, Y/N. Have you?” She asked. I engulfed her in a hug of relief.
“That’s so good to hear, Laurel. Also, um, probably not. I’m very drunk.” I replied. Laurel laughed, making me shrug nonchalantly.
“I can see that. Y/N, this is Shawn.” Laurel said, gesturing to the stranger she was talking to. I turned to him and had to blink a few times to register that the guy in front of me wasn’t just attractive because I was drunk, but because he was genuinely attractive. He half smiled and let out a small laugh.
“Hi, Y/N.” he said. My brows furrowed for a moment as I continued looking at him.
“You’re that singer guy, right? I knew you lived in town and everybody always talks about you but to be honest I don’t really listen to your music.” I said. Laurel and Shawn both laughed, and my eyes widened. “That sounded mean! I’m so sorry!” I cried, putting my hands on Shawn’s firm shoulders. He was warm and solid, and his laugh was light as he shook his head.
“You don’t have to listen to my music, it’s alright. Do you want some water, Y/N? Let’s go get you some, alright?” He said, ducking to look me in the eyes, glancing at Laurel for approval. He was so much taller than me, and his eyes were kind. Laurel laughed again and put her hand lightly on my shoulder.
“Thanks, Shawn. Let me know if she’s too much trouble. It was nice talking to you.” She said, brushing by into the crowd. Shawn raised his big hand in a wave, then guided me towards the kitchen with that hand expanded over the small of my back.
“You alright?” He asked as we got into the kitchen. It was significantly quieter, with only a few people. I nodded and smiled at Shawn, who returned the gesture, holding eye contact for a moment before moving to the fridge to grab a bottle of water and handing it to me. I thanked him and took a big sip of it, wiping my mouth with the back of my hand afterward and hiccuping. Shawn’s smile grew at the sound of my hiccups.
“What!” I protested, my laughter being interrupted by more hiccups. Shawn just laughed and leaned on the counter beside me, shaking his head.
“Your hiccups are really cute.” He said, grinning at me. His cheeks were flushed red, making me smile wider.
“You’re really cute.” I replied. The tips of his ears went red this time, and he looked away. I hoisted myself up on the countertop and took another sip of water. “What are you doing here, anyway? Shouldn’t you be partying with Miley Cyrus or someone instead of us?” I asked. Shawn leaned on his side to face me, laughing.
“I’m friends with the guy who lives here. Also, I have yet to party with Miley Cyrus, for the record.” He replied. I hummed, unsatisfied with his answer.
“Pickering isn’t that big. Weird that I never met you before.” I said. Shawn smiled still.
“We’re meeting now. I guess it was bound to happen, right?” I returned the smile.
“Is it nice to be back?” I asked. Shawn laughed lightly at how my brain was switching topics so quickly.
“It is. I wish I could be back more often.” He admitted.
“You must miss it. You’re my age, aren’t you? 18?” I asked. Shawn nodded in response. “I couldn’t imagine being away all the time at 18. I’m still a kid.” I sighed, leaning my head back against the cupboard. Shawn laughed.
“So am I. I mean, I love everything about what I’m doing, but a lot of people forget that I’m only 18. I like being home and being able to act my age.” He replied. I smiled wider.
“Getting drunk at a house party and wooing some girl with the whole rockstar thing?” I laughed. Shawn blushed.
“I’m not trying to woo you with the whole rockstar thing.” He defended.
“I never said you were trying to, but you are anyway. Come on, regular teenager, let’s go dance.” I said, hopping off the counter and grabbing his hand. I could hear Shawn laughing over my shoulder as I lead him to the living room where people were dancing. His laugh was airy, boyish, child-like, and it made me feel fuzzy for a reason that wasn’t the alcohol in me.
Shawn and I danced for what could’ve been forever, but I don’t think Shawn nor I were aware of the passing of time. We were just having pure, unadulterated fun. His dance moves were hilarious and awful, so I tried to teach him a few but he failed miserably. It just made it more endearing. We seemed to keep getting closer and closer, like the reeling in of a tether, until his fingers dug into my waist and my body pressed against his. He smelled warm yet fresh, and enticing. I could feel his breath on my neck. I wanted to get closer.
Eventually, needing room to breathe, Shawn led me out the back door to the patio. With the door closed behind us and nobody in the backyard because of the cool April night, things were quiet. The music was muffled behind us. The sky stretched above us. Our lungs filled with fresh, cold air that left in plumes floating to the dark.
“It’s so peaceful.” I whispered, feeling the need to break the quiet as little as I could. Shawn smiled at me, and I returned it before closing my eyes, focusing on the breeze against my cheeks. I only opened them again when I felt Shawn’s hand interlace my own timidly. He smiled shyly when I caught his eye, and held his gaze. “Did we really just meet a few hours ago?”
Shawn smiled. “I think so. It feels differently though.” He replied just as quietly.
“Maybe we knew each other in a past life.” I mused, making Shawn laugh lightly.
“That would make sense.” He said, pausing. “I’ve always thought I was a deer in my past life.”
I smiled. “I always thought I was a doe.” Shawn laughed airily, close enough for my to feel it. His hand played delicately with mine.
“That would make sense too.” He whispered, his nose brushing mine. My senses were overwhelmed by him, my only focus being on his lips and his breathing.
I was the one to close the distance and meet his lips. His lips pressed to mine in one long kiss before he pulled away and moved his hands to my waist and pulled me against him, my hands instinctively resting on his chest as we kissed again, our mouths open. My hands roamed up to the back of his neck where I threaded my fingers in his hair. I tugged gently and got a breathy moan from Shawn, making me smile into the kiss. My smile made Shawn smile, and he turned us so I was pressed against the bannister of the porch. His lips moved to behind my ear and then down, sucking hickies above my collar bone and raising small noises from me. He smiled against my neck and moved back to my lips, hand sliding down to cup my bottom.
“Y/N?” He breathed against my lips. I hummed in response, too engulfed in his taste to focus on the fact that he was trying to say something to me. “I- have a- confession.” He said between kisses. I pulled away in confusion and searched his eyes.
“What is it?” I asked. Shawn’s swollen lips spread into a grin.
“I may have been trying to woo you with the whole rockstar thing. Just a little bit.” He admitted. I laughed and kissed him again.
Ugh…..Okay, I am so upset rn. Why this boy can get laid and i cannot? Like he
is an idol and working his ass 24/7 barely finding free time in his
busy schedule. And I am here literally (sexy)free&single (ready to
bingo) and still no one want my ass. F u Jeon Jungkook.
hey sarah! i hope you're doing well. i just wanted to tell someone abt this...i have a friend who'd been an army ever since bts debuted, but she's not very involved anymore. i don't mind that part at all, but i was just upset when she shamed me for being an army in front of our other friends and denied the fact that she was ever a fan :// she obv doesnt have to be an army for us to be friends, but i feel like ive lost a connection w her bc of what she did...i dont have other army friends (1/2)
(2/2) so im kinda seeking some comfort from you haha. anyway thanks for reading my ramble (if you find this in your mountain of asks) and have a great day :))
Tbh i think there’s a really fucked up trend right now. The “hate army” trend.
Some people hate us because a large group hate us, without even making their own opinion on the subject. There’s bad people in the Army, like in every other fandom, kpop related or not. People are bashing us, sometimes even for no reason, taking the worst comments and stating that THIS is Army. When in fact, if you want to be fair, you have to randomly take a large number of comments. So some people want to be in that trend, which is really stupid.
If she shamed you for being an Army, tell her “do you really think that I have to be ashamed of enjoying music?”. You’re an Army when you enjoy and support BTS. Is there something to be ashamed of? Nop
Le writer is happy because this was such a good chapter.
I will be using Mangastream since it is on the point and Crunchyroll translation is not out yet. I will make corrections after I read Cruncyroll translation.
Ah, I am really living for chapters like this! Many things I learn, many things I crave. New info. Yay! To sum it up cursory, in this chapter we saw:
Isayama really did reversed the map, call it a brand new world and gave half of it Marley. Really, Marley is putting British, Mongols and Romans to shame while Alexander the Great is crying at background.
Marley is relying too much on Titan power, that is why they don’t have an advanced army and navy.
Mads Mikkelsen is their marshal.
Mid-East Union is now Fab-Kebab Union who lost the war but also got all the praises and that made Marley jealous.
Zeke can get even more interesting every month. He also has a Zekeret.
Marley is not aware that Zeke is royal blood. Bruh.
We found out how Zeke is able to control titans. With injecting his own spine fluid. Reasonable.
Cartman is actually a cartwoman and she stole my heart. Unlike roast master Galliard.
Reiner “I must protect the smol ones” Braun. Enough said.
The smol ones are also winning my heart more every chapter. Gabi, Falco, Udo and Zophia are 14 year old cutie pies.
Paradis is doing well, Paradis is doing great.
Ackermans are actually lab rats.
Ymir. Beautiful. Willful. Dead.
Le writer is wishing next month to be a Warrior chapter as well to get a Warrior volume and her chapter thoughts are under the cut.
EXCUSE ME? I’ll have you know I identify as a genderfluid polyvoid aromantic mocha frappucino foxkin megaqueer attack helicopter swiss army knife demiboy and I’m OPPRESSED that you MISGENDERED ME YOU CIS SCUM.
know what’s funny to me? the Mad Max series was born from strange cases in the ER. George Miller was a doctor tending to all these people near death and just thought, “i wonder how patients like these could survive in a post-apocalyptic setting with only the bare minimal a for tools?”
so he just wrote a script with his friend, applied his medical knowledge whenever violence happened, and produced the first movie with his funds saved as an emergency doctor.
Mad Max is a medical adventure as much as it is car battles and post-apocalypse stories. GRANTED THERE’S SOME ARTISTIC LICENSE BEING HAD but you can tell a doctor’s writing the story. like in Fury Road, how Max performs MONKEY SURGERY on Furiosa, when he transfused blood he makes sure the blood goes all the way through the tube before sticking it in her arm so their wouldn’t be any air left inside and accidentally give Fury a heart attack.
IDK i love little details like that. It seems that everyone who worked in Fury Road was a Swiss-Army person
I love the fact that the Wizarding World still has concepts they don’t understand, and they are the same concepts that we can’t explain. The Department of Mysteries contains a room full of hour glasses where they are obviously studying time. A room with a mysterious veil from which can be heard the whispers of the dead. Nobody can explain what happens after death. A room full of brains. Thought is a funny thing, isn’t it? A room full of planets in outer space. Sure we have astronomy but we are nowhere close to unraveling the mysteries of the universe. And do you know the most mysterious force? The power of love that literally saved Harry’s life yet again.
I heard that bts is not performing in BBMAs (don't know if it's official) and apparently a lot of armys are mad and are trying to tweet so much about bts so they get to perform, like spamming or so. Even if they don't get to perform, I don't understand why we should be mad... I mean we're invited, that's reallyyyy BIG! This is a big step! I wouldn't want them to perform just because we're spamming so much... sometimes it feels like armys acts like some important manager for bts or something😶
we really can’t control everyone in the fandom. some people just really wants to say what they want without thinking about it. which is really super annoying. SUPER ANNOYING. I don’t know why these “fans” think it’s ok to act like that, everyone just hates on ARMYs for it and then hates on Bangtan for it too.
I wish they’d realize it and stop spamming everything about it. Bangtan is grateful enough to be able to attend. I just want them to have a great time. They’re huge fanboys of people who will be there so it would also be a great experience for them. I’m pretty sure that if they’d get a chance to perform on Billboard they would want to earn it themselves. Not because fans keeps being annoying.