His donations would mean more if we didn’t hear about them.
but we usually don’t. this time fans found out. and i don’t think it’s any less meaningful at all. he didn’t do it for us to find out or for articles. he didn’t do a pap walk to get attention about it. he did because it’s what he does. we usually only hear about it weeks/months later when someone from the family involved thanks him or says something
“All right, gang. We have until dawn. They’ll be in range by then.” “Hiccup, I had a thought. Now, follow me on this. Come along for the ride. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m not completely attached to this place, right? Let it burn to the ground. I mean, it’s been fun. Great views. But is it worth dying over? That’s what you have to ask yourself. All right, let’s take a vote. Anyone?” “Snotlout, if we don’t stop them here, where do you think they’re gonna go next?” “Uhhhh…” “Berk.” “Berk. Berk. Berk.” “They’re going to go to Berk. Our Berk. We’ve to make our stand here and do whatever it takes to stop them.” “So, that’s one nay. No surprise there.”
When I saw that picture of Ivar with the crown and the face paint my first thought was: He’s going to sacrifice Heahmund to celebrate his victory.Well, maybe this was my second thought since the first was: Holy fucking hell!!
And now the more I think about it, the more I like the idea. I mean it would nicely mirror Ragnar’s and Athelstan’s story, with the only difference that Ivar will actually do it, no matter what any pagan priest might have to say. It would perfectly show the paralells between Ivar and Ragnar as well as the differences. And just remember what Alex said about Heahmund in that interview. “He’s just a christian. He is expendable.”
I know this might not be a very popular opinon on here, but I kind of like the idea. What do you guys think?
Honestly I don't know how I've avoided spoilers this long. Heck, I've chatted with you guys on Discord. But I knew Jack would get to it eventually. And I want my first experience to be alongside him :)
Thank you so much! Jack, if you’re listening, we’ve got quite a few people waiting on this. Please don’t feel like we’re trying to tell you what to do or when to do it, we know you have your own timetable, but we’re so excited for this series. You have no idea how much it means to us.
And to you, asker, thank you so much for supporting us, even if you don’t know the game. And uhh… avoid the spoiler channel like the plague!
Note: This chapter
came a little earlier than expected. It was my dog’s birthday today and his
favorite thing to do in the world is to sit in my lap all day. So what did I do? Well, you can thank him for the chapter.
P.S. Thanks to all my reviewers, likers, and sharers. I LOVE
YOU GUYS. My dog loves you too, because the more feedback I get, the more encouraged
I am to write, which of course, means more lap time for him. So you have both
of our thanks. As always, let me know what you think!
ran his fingers through his now wet hair that was hanging down from the weight
of the river water. He stared at his pink-haired teammate in astonishment as
she walked towards him, hands fisted at her sides as she came down the
is ridiculous,” he spat at her quickly, not sure of what he was supposed
to do in this situation. Sasuke would be the first to admit that he rather
enjoyed sparring and would love for the opportunity to battle with Naruto
again, or even Kakashi. But Sakura? The last time he had gone toe to toe with
her, they had both meant to kill each other. That was the only time that he had
challenged her and he regretted it every time he looked into her face. Sasuke
didn’t like the idea of going up against her at all, simply because it went
against every instinct in his body. Sakura was someone that he had once, and
now again, considered very dear to him. Before Sasuke had deserted the village,
he had always been there to protect Sakura, not fight her!
“I’m not going to fight you,” he
said rigidly as she got closer and closer. Then he saw her right fist begin to
glow and she started to run at him, gaining momentum with each step.
don’t really have a choice!” she yelled, pulling back her fist, and aiming
for his face.
eyes grew wide when she didn’t pull her punch. He instantly jumped into the
air, barely dodging her blow. He watched from above as Sakura’s weight carried
her out onto the water. The kunoichi instantly spun on the lake’s orange
surface, reaching into her weapon’s pouch, and throwing shuriken up into the
air towards him.
Sasuke’s surprise, these were also true to their mark and Sasuke had barely
managed to spin in the air fast enough to avoid the first two, but one got
close enough to deeply cut the top of his left shoulder. Sasuke winced and
landed to his feet on the water next to her, channeling chakra instinctively to
the soles of his feet.
Angry now, he grabbed her wrist and tried to pin her arm behind her back, much like
he had done to her a few nights ago in her office. However, she was less
compliant this time, soaked with slippery water, and with one less arm to
secure his hold, he couldn’t maintain a grip as she spun out of it.
grabbed down hard onto his forearm and Sasuke cussed internally at the sheer
strength of her hold.
managed to catch one small smirk from his teammate before she had both hands on
his arm, and was swinging him up and out into the air before her. Sasuke
collided not too graciously with the water and he skipped across it like a
rock. He sent chakra to his palms and grabbed onto the waves that rose up around
him. Sasuke managed to stop his momentum and he spun on his palms, pushing
against the water’s rocky surface and landing back down on his feet.
was it. He was thoroughly pissed now. Rising to stand fully, he activated his
Sharingan and sent his teammate a heated red and purple glare.
… … … … … .
crossed her arms in triumphant satisfaction at Sasuke’s leveled stare. She tried
not to waver at the crimson and violet eyes that fell upon her. Instead, she
looked down at Sasuke’s feet, like she often did when sparring against Kakashi.
The Sharingan wasn’t something Sakura was fearless of, being as it was one of
the most powerful kekkei genkai that was renowned throughout the shinobi world
as one of the “Three Great Dojutsu.” His other eye was also
classified as such and it terrified Sakura even more, simply because she had
witnessed the power of the Rinnegan through the Akatsuki’s many demonstrations.
And then there was Madara. How she would battle that type of powers, she wasn’t
sure. On the other hand, Sakura was proud of herself for being able to incite
this type of reaction out of Sasuke. This is exactly what she wanted.
to know you’re taking me seriously now,” she taunted.
his feet moved, and Sakura jumped back as he lunged towards her. Dammit. He was a lot quicker than she expected and he
caught hold of her waist and threw her down into the water, the both of them
now submerging into the lake’s murky depths.
reached forward, then sent her elbow back into his side. Even underwater,
Sakura’s strength was immense and the Uchiha grunted when she made contact with
his ribs. He released her and she made a break for the water’s surface. She
inhaled sharply when she emerged. Kneeling on the water’s surface, she looked
down to find Sasuke. But when she looked up, he was already before her,
standing above her and looking down at her.
she could react, Sasuke had a hold of her arm and he pulled her up to look at
him. She closed her eyes when she met his, hoping it wasn’t too late. Sakura
had her defenses up. If he caught her in a genjutsu, she was certain that she
would know. His grip was unyielding as she tried to pull away from him.
of this!” he hissed at her. “What are you going to accomplish by
stopped struggling long enough to answer him. She opened her eyes and glared at
his chest when she answered, “I’m going to make you understand.”
to punctuate her statement, she headbutted him. Hard. Neither of them were
wearing their forehead protectors, so the impact of their skulls was brutal.
After a dazed second, Sasuke bounced back from the hit, and Sakura had already
pulled back her fist to strike him. She missed, aimed again with her other
fist, and watched as her fist slid past Sasuke’s cheek as he dodged again.
Sakura continued to take shots at him, each unsuccessful as the Uchiha backed
and ducked away from her. Blasted Sharingan. She would be lucky if she even
managed to graze him.
remained solely on the defensive the entire time Sakura drove him back towards
the forest on the other side of the lake. He eluded every punch and kick she
threw at him, but never tried to strike her back. His sword still hung limply
at his side and his fingers didn’t even twitch to make a hand sign. This infuriated
Sakura. Sasuke was barely exerting himself. She had managed to piss him off
just enough to engage in combat with him but she would have to take it to the
next step before he would fight her with any real intent.
continued to swing, jabbing faster and faster, using every spiraling kick and
punch she had in her book. And of course, Sasuke was still managing to evade
her every move. She was hoping that if she continued to apply the pressure
thick enough, he would eventually have to strike back.
reminded her of her fight with Kido. Sakura had repeatedly hit the man who had
kidnapped her in an attempt to draw Sasuke back to the village in order to
steal the Sharingan. During her battle with him, he had taunted her about
Sasuke as she tried to land a solid blow against the unwavering tailed-beat
chakra that he wore as a cloak. “No matter how many times you try, the
result is always the same,” he had told her as her punches made no damage
in his defenses. At the time, he had been referring to her attacks, but Sakura
couldn’t help but think of his remarks in relation to her unrewarded feelings
for Sasuke. She had told him countless times how much she loved him and not
once had he reciprocated her feelings. She had been victorious in her fight
with Kido and had convinced herself that like with that fight, she wouldn’t
give up on her feelings for Sasuke.
didn’t matter how many times she was going to have to tell him, she loved him.
She loved him with everything that was in her. Sakura wasn’t simply going to
tell him that anymore. She was going to make him understand once and for all,
even if that meant having to pulverize him.
… … … … … . .
with his Sharingan, Sasuke was barely managing to avoid any of Sakura’s
ferocious blows. He knew that the instant she managed to land a hit, he would
be done for. Sakura had already cracked a few of his ribs and with each turn
his body made, pain exploded in his side. Not to mention, that she had almost
knocked him unconscious with that headbutt. Sasuke gritted his teeth at the
pain in his side and head and contemplated how to stop her merciless stream of
blows without hurting her.
couldn’t bring himself to throw any hits back, or use his ninjutsu against her.
If she would only look into his eyes, he might be able to place a genjutsu on
her, but she was being tactful by completely avoiding them, predicting his
attack solely from the movement of his feet. She could have only learned this
from Kakashi. He was impressed at how successfully she was managing to pull
was skillfully pushing him back and he raised his arms against her blows. He
learned pretty quickly that even this was risky, considering her superior
strength. Any contact at all sent vibrations through his bones, so Sasuke tried
to avoid her reaches altogether.
foot touched solid ground finally, cueing Sasuke that they had reached the bank
on the other side of the river. Just as he backed into the woods, he managed to
slip behind a tree just in time for her next blow. Of course, the tree
splintered and broke under her chakra-infused punch. The collapsing tree
reminded Sasuke why it was important to not slip up even once. The moment he
did, it would be over.
bounded into the treetops and Sakura scanned the ground around her. She had
momentarily lost sight of him when she had bounded away from the tree. It
didn’t take her long to find him, because she caught his eyes. This time, she
didn’t look away. Just as he was about to place her in a genjutsu, she spoke.
back!” she yelled up at him, her voice filled with anger.
saw the emotion in her green eyes. It took his pounding head and throbbing side
to remind him that he was thoroughly annoyed with her.
can’t.” he growled down at her.
suddenly kicked the tree he was standing in and Sasuke had to jump to the next
one to avoid crumbling down with it. At this rate, she was going to destroy the
was no longer making eye contact with him, and Sasuke grunted. He had missed
his opportunity and he wasn’t going to be able to use the Sharingan on her as
long as she avoided his gaze. He was going to have to make her look at him
suddenly reached into his weapon pouch and crouched. He waited until she
appeared in the tree beside him and then he sent rigged shuriken into the air
around her. Sakura looked around in surprise as Sasuke yanked back on the wire
strings that were attached to the shuriken that made full circles around her.
He pulled again forcefully, and the wires tightened around her body, jerking
her back against the tree. Successfully tying her to the tree, he watched for a
few seconds as Sakura struggled to free herself.
made his way towards her and crouched in front of her. “You need to stop
this and listen to me.”
looked away from him, still avoiding his eyes. “Let me go.”
until you’ve calmed down,” he stated firmly.
smirk touched her features and Sasuke instantly frowned. “Calm down? I’m
just getting firedup.”
he warned. But before he could tell her how ridiculous she was being, an
explosion erupted from somewhere behind him. Sasuke turned instantly and
watched as a trail of paper bombs began to ignite. One by one, they were
detonating closer and closer to where they were. He spotted the last one just a
couple of feet away from him. When had she-!?
the wire that kept them both attached to the tree, Sasuke grabbed Sakura with
his one arm and dove out of the tree just seconds before it exploded into a
CRAZY!” he yelled as he tried to keep a firm hold on her in the air. It
was difficult considering the wood and fire that was hailing on the them now.
She managed to raise her knee between her stomach and Sasuke’s chest. Sasuke
tried to tighten his grip but her foot came next and she kicked away from him.
They both successfully landed on their feet next to each other.
shadow covered them and Sasuke looked up to see the tree top crashing its way
down on them. It fell quickly and Sasuke reacted on instinct. Summoning his
chakra, he formed his hand signs and yanked out his katana. He ran his chidori
down the blade and sliced through the air. The tree spilt and collapsed on
either side of them.
… … … … … … … … … .
had gawked as Sasuke’s split the tree with his chidori. Now, the tree top
created walls around them and Sasuke turned and glared at her with those powerful
eyes. In that moment, he was seriously a fearsome sight to behold and it made
Sakura rethink her entire plan. How far was she willing to go to piss him off
taking this way too far,” he
growled seriously, taking a step towards her.
have to make you understand,” she said as he took another step. “It’s
the only way.”
what, Sakura?!” he asked heatedly, taking yet another step.
how much I love you!” she yelled, sending her chakra fist in the ground
between them. She heard Sasuke curse as the ground rose beneath him. Bounding
back from the split tree and collapsing floor, Sakura lost eyesight of the
Uchiha in the rubble. The landscape was now a disaster, and it had all been
her. Sasuke had yet to send an attack her way.
then she heard him, in the shadows of the trees behind her. How the hell did
he manage to pop up out of nowhere?! He was running very quickly towards
her, a shadow in the shadows.
lunged for her and she turned and ran. Grabbing hold of a low branch, Sakura
swung up into another tree, bounding from limb to limb until she had reached
her maximum speed. Sasuke was right behind her, keeping up with her. She could
practically feel his fingers grazing her back as he reached out to grab her.
then suddenly, he was stepping out of a swirling vortex just in front of her.
He had suddenly appeared there. Of course! He was teleporting. That explained
how he was appearing from nowhere. Was this the power of the Rinnegan?
had bounded from the last limb a little too early. She reached back her arm,
letting her thrust carry her through the air towards him.
she yelled as her fist connected with his side. A loud crack resounded in the
air and Sakura smiled. After a second however, Sakura realized that it wasn’t
Sasuke that she had hit. Instead, her fist had connected with the purple rib
cage of Sasuke’s partially formed Susanoo. The skeletal chakra arm reached out
and snatched her, picking her up off the ground. Sakura tried to break free but
the grip was too strong and she stopped trying altogether when she met Sasuke’s
many times do I have to tell you that I refuse to stay in this village and play
at love with you. Fighting me isn’t going to change my mind. Find. Someone. Else.”
resisted the tears that sprung to her eyes. There were those words again. Those
heartbreaking words that made Sakura want to cry.
at love?!” she yelled. “Do you think that’s what I am doing?”
didn’t respond but he didn’t release her either.
want me to move on?” she yelled again. “Is that what you really want
me to do, Sasuke?”
want me to fall in love with someone else? Do you want me to ‘play at love’ with Lee, or
Kiba, or Shino, or some other random person you don’t even know?”
frowned at her. He narrowed his eyes at her words. “Yes,” he finally
replied, looking away from her.
glared down at him.
… … … … … … … .
poured more chakra into his Susanoo as Sakura pushed against his avatar’s
fingers. Damn woman and her ridiculous inhuman strength. When would she give
it through your head,” she said through her teeth as she flexed her arms
out. “There’s never going to be anyone else.”
Susanoo arm brought her closer to him and this time Sakura looked at him
squarely in the eyes despite his Sharingan and Rinnegan eyes. He matched her scowl.
The both of them were so stubborn. He was angry with Sakura. Angry that she had
caused him to exhaust his visual prowress. Angry about the pain in his forehead
and side. Angry that she had brought this bothersome subject up…
couldn’t admit to Sakura that it bothered him to imagine her with someone else.
There was a part of him that longed for a family of his own. Sasuke had been
beating back this part of himself ever since he set his feet in this damn
village. Maybe it had taken this fight to make Sasuke realize that his
feelings for Sakura ran deeper than he had thought. How else could he explain
why he had absolutely zero desire to fight her back, or the way his vision had
gone slightly red when she mentioned Lee’s, Kiba’s, and Shino’s names so easily
love Sakura? Maybe he did.
how much? It would be selfish of him to accept her feelings. It would be cruel
of him to take what she so freely offered and then leave her behind. If he
loved her, he wouldn’t do that. Right?
he placed her gently back down until she was on her two feet again. “Enough.
No more fighting,” he pleaded as the Susanoo disappeared into the air
me that you understand first,” she said undecidedly. It seemed she wasn’t
sure whether or not their fight should end.
what, other than that you’re not going to stop ringing my ears with your
sat down on the branch that currently supported them, leaning his back against
the tree and clutching his side.
strode over towards him. Crouching beside him, she reached for his shirt and
Sasuke tried not to pull away when she lifted it. He winced when her fingers
grazed his cracked ribs. He cursed under his breath when he saw the explosion
of purple that was forming under his skin and then exhaled when Sakura’s palm
began to glow green. It was impressive that she had any chakra left to spare.
you really have to do that?” he groaned as she slowly mended the bone.
“That was uncalled for.”
just say you’re lucky that I hit you underwater . . with an elbow,” she
replied and Sasuke glared at her devious grin.
you think that pummeling me is going to change my mind about leaving–” he
began, but was cut off as she looked up into his eyes. Sasuke leaned his head
forward so that his hair hung over his Rinnegan eye. His other eye, turned back
don’t expect you to stay here and ‘play at love,‘” she said softly.
Sasuke looked away.
“All I would need to know is that you love me
back,” she continued gently. “We don’t have to be together to love each other,
Sasuke.” Their eyes met at that statement, but Sasuke broke and looked
down at her glowing palm instead.
a miserable life, don’t you think?” he grunted. A pain went through his
side and he winced. It was hard enough for the Uchiha to even talk about things
like this, not to mention that she had her bare hand against his side while he
finished and carefully pulled down his shirt. Then, she moved to his cut arm and
her fingers began to glow again. “You can decide that you don’t love me.
You can decide to leave this village and never return my feelings. But you’re
not going to walk away thinking that if you do, I’ll move on. Is that
he grunted again.
I’m glad you get it now.” She offered him a small smile before turning her
attention back to his arm.
didn’t have to break my ribs to tell me that,” he glared at her.
the wound was healed, she placed her palms on her hips.
So I decided to do a bird walk around my neighbourhood to take my mind off things and it was so worth it. As we live in Singapore, it’s pretty much a concrete jungle here so don’t mind me going all crazy when I spot any bird
Within the first 2 minutes we spotted these little beauties (Top 2 pics). I know they’re probably sunbirds but look how the little guy is hovering to feed on the nectar… thought that’d be a hummingbird thing??
3rd & 4th pic - Are these Alexandrine Parakeets? They’re really good at hiding and staying at the top of the tallest trees and they had at least 3 huge nests in this 1 mango tree. Meaning… little babies! I wish I could see them somehow
5th & 6th pic - Bulbul Yellow Vented??
7th pic - Black Naped Oriole! I feel like such an expert now
Thank you guys so much! It seriously means a lot to me that so many people like my writing and are willing to put up with my #whack posting schedule! I kind of want to do something special, though I’m not sure what. Maybe keep your eyes out? Who knows. But anyway, thanks so much to all of you!
an active tendershipping blog in the lords year 2018? 0w0 whats this? (real talk tho this was my very first ship and this blog makes me so happy)
OwO What’s this? Another loyal tendershipper dropping by my askbox?
I know how you feel. That’s one of the many reasons why I felt compelled to make a blog where Tendershipping could keep going in these hard times. ;w; I’m glad I make you guys feel that way! It means I’m doing it right.
I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who liked, reblogged and/or commented on my video I made. I know this may seem stupid or like it’s not a big deal, but to me, it really means a lot.
There are so many amazingly talented people in this fandom and I am in awe of all of you. I know what I created wasn’t as mind blowing as some of the stuff you guys put out, but I am so grateful for the love I received. You guys are seriously the best and it means everything to me. I want to get better and hopefully create some more cool stuff💜