“There is waiting, there is pain, there is blood, but it is joyous all, for we are in the sorrows of a travailing woman, from this arbor is the place of the breaking forth of yes, the children of hell, but also the opportunity of our salvation.”
I don’t have a bee tattoo, so I stitched one! Feel free to message me if you’re interested in the pattern. I made it myself because I wanted the bee to look somewhat like Harry’s powerful queen bee and all the bee patterns I found were way too nice-looking.
I really miss the early days of BTS. The fandom was like a close knit family and fun to be around. Now the current members have pushed so many longtime former ARMY’s out of the fandom and all this left is toxicity. It’s to a point where I can’t stand seeing BTS because they’re everywhere. Even things not related to K-Pop! I wish time would speed up so the members can go to the Army and give us a chance to breath!
The LuAZ-967 is a specialized battlefield support vehicle. It was developed in the late 1950s and early 1960s in the Soviet Union. Its main role is medical evacuation from the battlefield. However this vehicle can also carry supplies, such as ammunition. It can deliver ammunition straight to the trenches. It can be also used as light support vehicle and weapon carrier. In the weapon carrier role it was fitted with 30-mm automatic grenade launcher, AT-4 Spigot anti-tank guided missile launcher, or 82-mm recoilless rifle. The LuAZ-967 was used by airborne troops and possibly other forces. Vehicle has a watertight body and is fully amphibious. On water it is propelled by its wheels. Amphibious speed on water is 3 km/h. Due to its compact dimensions it can be easily carried inside aircraft and larger helicopters.
I got a request for an imagine in which the reader is a new arrival in Kattegatt and the Ragnarssons take an interest in her. One night she asks one of the brothers if she can borrow a shirt to sleep in. The next day, the other brothers notice this and become jealous.
Sorry it took so long to finish.
You x one of the Ragnarssons
Warnings / tags: Flirting, drinking, drunken groping, partying with the Ragnarssons
You turn your head to see who is calling for you. Hvitserk comes
sauntering towards you, a wide smile decorating his face.
Hvitserk. You seem to be in a good mood today.”
certainly am now that I’m talking to you.” He replies. You feel
yourself blush lightly at the comment.
brothers and I are having a small gathering tonight, to celebrate
that our call to earls and kings has turned out to be so successful.
You should come.” You hesitate for a second; in the few days that
you’ve been in Kattegatt almost all of the Ragnarssons have shown an
interest in you. Going to this celebration will likely just increase
the tension between the brothers and according to rumours they
already have a very strained relationship. On the other hand, he
will be there. You realize that you’ve been quiet for quite some time
and that Hvitserk is staring at you.
come.” You answer, maybe a bit too eagerly.
He turns on his heel and begins to walk away again. After a few steps
he turns to face you and grins like a wolf.
to get shit faced.” He takes off running before you can answer.
So our lovely sister wife @splendor-e sent me the following prompt:
Ok, so there goes the prompt! In the celebrations in England (we will pretend that nothing happened with Sigurd), the shieldmaidens proposes a small competition between them. Each would choose one of Ragnar’s sons to represent, as well as the Kings and Earls. They must approve that they represent them, because if they win the competition, they win a wish that cant be denied. There will be three modes: archery, sword fighting and target shooting with the ax. (1) there’s more. Only those who win two of them win the wish. What happens? *—-*~
I tweaked it a little bit, but I hope you still like it dear! It was fun to write, thanks for sending it to me!
TW: very very mild sexual content
Of course it was Ingrid who suggested the competition. The girl was calculated and cunning and always looking to improve her status in the eyes of their leaders. She had called out her idea during a lull in the post battle celebrations, as they were all drinking and toasting to their victory against the Saxons.
“Let us shieldmadiens have a competition, to celebrate,” she had said. “Each one of us chooses one of our leaders to represent. Then we compete against each other in a battle of skills. The last two women standing are allowed to ask a wish that must be granted from the man they have chosen. What say you, my princes?”
The Ragnarssons had all welcomed the idea enthusiastically, as well as King Harald Finehair. The maidens who wished to compete began assembling themselves. You shrugged and decided to join them. You had become bored with the feasting and were looking for a little more excitement.
In the end, six of you stood ready, one for each leader. Ingrid, being the one who came up with the idea, got to choose first.
“I will represent Bjorn Ironside,” she said, and Bjorn raised his drinking horn in acknowledgment.
“I will represent King Harald Finehair,” said a tall blonde woman whose name you did not know. She must be a shieldmaiden from his own forces, you thought, as the King nodded at her with a grin.
You were next in line. You looked at the remaining four choices, and your dark eyes were immediately drawn to the youngest Ragnarsson. You had always found him very handsome, but had never spoken to him. You were the daughter of a fisherman and very much below his rank. You longed to run your fingers through that thick, glorious hair, to know what those lovely scowling lips would feel like against your own. His blue eyes were mesmerizing, and you wanted to cut your tongue on the sharp angle of his jaw so badly you could sometimes taste the coppery tang of his luscious, Viking blood.
Not only was he good looking, he was also the smartest and most cunning of all his brothers. He had drawn up the very plans that had helped win the recent battle. You were very, very attracted to him and not being able to do anything about it was very frustrating.
But as the crowd waited for your choice, you suddenly knew this was your chance to change all that. If you won, your wish had to be granted. And you knew exactly what you wanted to wish for.
“I will represent Ivar the Boneless,” you said, and you saw his eyebrows shoot up. But he said nothing, just nodded at you in acceptance. You smiled to yourself, and ran a hand over the fine sword on your belt. It was time to get to work.
Once the other maidens had picked their men, the competition began. It was divided into three parts: archery, sword fighting, and axe throwing. You were pretty good in all of those areas, so you felt confident you would be able to be one of the final two.
Archery was first. You did very well in it, you scored the second highest score out of all six. You caught a glimpse of Ivar’s face after the scores had been announced; he looked mildly impressed. You noticed he sat up straighter in his chair and leaned forward, as if to examine you more closely. You felt heat creep up your neck, but faced his gaze with a haughty one of your own. His lips quirked up in the barest of smiles, and from that moment on his eyes never left you.
Of course, that made it extremely difficult to concentrate during the next two rounds. You could feel the burning of his blue eyes into your skin, watching your every move closely. You had to suppress many a shiver that threatened to dance along your spine. He was finally noticing you, and it was scary and thrilling all at the same time.
Despite the distraction, you also did well in both the sword fighting and the axe throwing. You were pretty sure you were one of the top two shieldmaidens, but until the scores were calculated you wouldn’t know. While your friend Brunhild and another shieldmaiden added everything up, you chanced another glance at Ivar. You had to bite your lip to keep from gasping. Apparently your performance on the field had intrigued him greatly, as he was now giving you an extremely appraising look, and judging by his flared nostrils and wide eyes, he definitely liked what he saw. Oh yes, the youngest Ragnarsson was aroused by your work with weapons. You felt the hot molten heat of desire stir in your belly.
“We have our two champions,” Brunhild annouced. You couldn’t help but send a quick prayer up to the gods. Please let her say your name, please let her say your name!
“Ingrid and Y/N, representing Bjorn Itonside and Ivar the Boneless respectively!”
You let out the breath you hadn’t known you were holding. Ingrid came over and patted you on the back, beaming. But your eyes were on the blue eyed prince, who was now wearing a troubled frown. You wondered if he was wondering what you would ask of him. He probably thinks I’ll ask for land or money, you thought. Little does he know….
“What is your wish, Ingrid Torstiensdottir?” Bjorn addressed your comrade.
“Land and a title in this new world we have conquered,” Ingrid said without hesitation, and you had to admire her nerve. That was an awful lot to ask. But the wish had to be fulfilled, so Bjorn raised his horn of mead in salute. “Done.”
“And what of you, shieldmaiden?” Ivar called out to you, and your heart sank a little at the fact that he didn’t even know your name. But you forced yourself not to look disappointed, and took a deep breath. Well, you thought, here goes nothing.
“I wish to spend one night with you, my prince.”
Ivar’s eyes widened in surprise. A deadly silent hush followed your words as everyone present stared directly at you. The other Ragnarssons mouths had dropped in shock.
“You what?” Ivar sounded like he had been hit over the head with something.
You ignored the butterflies fluttering nervously in your belly. “I said I wish to spend one night with you, Ivar the Boneless. Honour my wish, or are you not a man of your word?”
They were bold words, and risky. But they appeared to be the right ones, as Ivar’s lovely blue eyes darkened, and the tip of his tongue poked out to wet his bottom lip. Your whole body tingled at the sight.
“I am a man of my word,” he said, his voice dripping confident and sin. “I shall see you in my room at sundown, shieldmaiden.”
Your legs felt weak, your heartbeat raced like a Valkyrie rushing back to Valhalla. You were finally going to get what you had wanted for so long now.
Hours later, when your hands were finally buried in that glorious hair and your body felt like it was on fire, the thought came to you.
“Orin’s beard,” you cursed with a gasp, “I should have wished for more than one night.”
Ivar looked up at you from between your shaking thighs, were he had buried his face what seemed like ages ago (to your intense satisfaction and delight). He grinned wickedly at you, teeth shining in the low candlelight.
“I think I can be persuaded to change the conditions of your request,” he said, voice heavy with lust. “If you are a good girl and do exactly what I tell you all night. Can you do that, Y/N?”
You nodded feverishly, squirming as his hands squeezes your thighs. “I can do or be whatever you damn well please, Ivar.”
His grin turned positively animalistic. “Good. Now shut up and let me continue enjoying you. Battle leaves a man with a hearty appetite, you know.”
You smiled to yourself as he settled himself back to work. You could have wished for anything else-land, money, the best pick of the plunder-but you are exceedingly glad you didn’t. One wish, one night, hopefully turned into many.