“It’s Farkle. It’s always been Farkle.” Riley gasped as the
realization struck her.
“What?” Lucas and Maya questioned as they whipped their
heads towards her.
It was their junior year of high school. After several unsuccessful attempts to
resolve the triangle, the trio had finally decided tonight was the night for
the triangle to die. The three
agreed not to leave the bay window until they had a solution. Because of this agreement, they had
been sitting in silence for the past hour in Riley’s room, and darkness was
creeping fast upon them.
Riley had been staring at the luminous moon from her bay
window seat and recalled all the times she had spent with Farkle staring at the
same night sky, musing about Pluto and Mars. And somehow, as the hours had passed, her mind kept
wandering back to him. He had
captured her every thought until she was spending more time thinking about him
than on how to fix the stupid triangle.
It was only until a few moments ago that she realized her thoughts of
Farkle weren’t a distraction from the problem at hand, but rather, it was the solution. He was the answer to the triangle: her
mind was with Farkle because her heart was also with him.
“I’m in love with him.” Riley whispered as she gazed at each
of her friends. Her voice trembled
as she confessed this, not because she was unsure of her feelings—she had never
been more sure of anything in her entire life—rather she trembled because she was
terrified about how her admission would change things.
“With…Farkle?” Lucas questioned hesitantly.
Riley nodded. “There’s not a triangle. I guess there’s never
been a triangle; I just didn’t see it before. I think I fell in love with the
idea of you, Lucas. I projected the fantasies about my perfect prince onto you,
and somehow, in the midst of this, I caught real feelings for Farkle.”
“Wow.” Lucas blinked, as he slowly absorbed this new
revelation. He quickly recovered
from his surprise and flashed Riley a genuine smile. “Well, you couldn’t have picked a better guy to fall in love
with, Riley. I wish you both the best.”
Lucas stated like the southern gentleman he was.
Riley smiled at him in return. This was why it was always so
easy to cast him as her perfect prince; he was such a nice guy and he fit the
role perfectly. But she knew now
that even though things looked good on paper, her heart belonged to someone
else. She wanted something real.
She wanted Farkle.
“So I guess that’s it then? There’s no more triangle?” Maya
asked in disbelief.
Riley shifted in the bay window and shrugged. “I guess so.”
The three sat in silence as they attempted to convince
themselves that the triangle was as dead as Riley’s romantic feelings for Lucas. After years of getting used to the
triangle, it was difficult for all of them to believe that it was over, just
like that. Maya took a moment to
put her own disbelief and feelings about the triangle aside to study her best
friend. Riley was fidgeting in her
seat, her foot tapping nervously.
Maya cleared her throat and captured her attention. “Well what are you waiting for Riles?
Go get your man!” She joked as she cracked a smile.
“I’m scared this will ruin our friendship,” Riley whispered
earnestly, her eyes wide with concern.
“The only way
that you could ruin your friendship is if you kept this from him. You know how
much Farkle cares about honesty. If it came out that you kept something like
this from him, then that would ruin your friendship. You have to be honest with
him Riley,” Maya advised.
“Okay,” Riley nodded, “Okay, yeah you’re right.” She agreed.
Maya and Lucas looked at each other and then looked at Riley
who seemed to be frozen in place. Maya cleared her throat once more. Riley
snapped her head to look at her. “Oh, yeah, okay, yeah yeah I’m going.” Riley
mumbled as she climbed out the fire escape. Before she disappeared into the
night completely, Riley popped her head into the window and looked at each of
her friends. “But if I’m going to be honest about my feelings, you both have to
be honest about yours. Talk.” She stated as she motioned to the two of them
before descending down the fire escape.
Meet me outside
Topanga’s in five minutes. It’s an emergency. Riley texted Farkle quickly
as she ran to her mother’s bakery.
Her phone beeped not one minute later. On my way. He replied.
Riley smiled. As she approached Topanga’s, she began to feel
giddy. Her fear and uncertainty
quickly dissipated as she imagined how he would react to her confession. She
would confess her feelings and jump into his open arms. They would kiss and there
would be fireworks. It would be just like she had always envisioned it would
be. Maybe he wasn’t a prince, but he was her happy ending. And she couldn’t wait to live happily
ever after with him by her side.
She got to Topanga’s before he did and found a table for
them outside the bakery. The place was deserted since it was late and the
bakery had long since closed. Riley settled her gaze on the moon once more
until she heard footsteps pounding down the concrete stairs. Farkle placed his hands on his knees
and attempted to catch his breath as he came to a stop in front of her.
“I…came…as fast…as I could.” He gasped in between breaths.
“It’s okay Farkle, have a seat. I just wanted to talk to
you.” Riley stated as she motioned to the chair across from her.
Farkle gave her a questioning look, but was too tired and
relieved to sit down to question her orders. He took a few moments to catch his breath, and once he was
breathing normally, he took a moment to study her. “Sooo…what’s up?” He asked
“We solved the triangle.”
“You did?!” Farkle perked his eyebrows in surprise. “Wow,
that’s great.” He chuckled softly and muttered under his breath, “It’s about
“Hey! I heard that!” Riley giggled as she slapped his arm
“Well, it’s true!” Farkle laughed.
“Yeah…okay.” Riley admitted as she smiled at him.
“So…is that what you wanted to tell me?” Farkle cocked an
eyebrow. “I mean, I’m happy for you and all, but you could have just texted me
the news. I hardly think this would constitute as an emergency—“
“I’m in love with you.” Riley blurted.
“–I mean dammit Riley, you had me worried sick. I thought
something was seriously wrong, so there better be something else—wait what did
you just say?“ Farkle’s eyes widened like a deer caught in the headlights.
“I’m in love with you.”
Instantaneously, Farkle froze like a statue in Central
Park. His eyes remained wide and
his mouth was fixed in a slightly agape position. “Farkle? Are you okay?” Riley asked concernedly. She snapped her fingers in front of his
face a few times, searching for even the slightest muscle twitch to signal that
he was still alive. After a few
moments, Farkle began to blink profusely, as if he was clearing the fog from
As the fog began to settle and the Farkle she knew and loved
settled back into the present reality, she noticed his blank expression as he
processed her confession.
finally stated as he studied his hands nervously.
Oh? Riley had been
expecting a little more enthusiasm than that. This was hardly the skipping off
into the sunset fairytale she had pictured in her head. Her disappointment soon
transformed into slight annoyance as she noticed his continued unwillingness,
if not outright avoidance, to meet her gaze. “Oh? Is that all you have to say?”
“Yes…I mean, uh…no. No, it’s not.” Farkle stammered as he
rubbed the back of his neck, still opting to study his fingers over meeting her
“Well?” Riley asked as she tapped her foot impatiently.
Farkle stood there quietly, acting as if he hadn’t heard
“I’m in love with you Farkle.” Riley repeated.
Farkle remained silent and unresponsive, as if he was in a
trance once again.
“FARKLE I’M IN LOVE WITH YOU!” Riley yelled, finally losing
all of her patience. At this
point, she just wanted a reaction, something more than a simple “oh.”
Farkle jerked to attention, startled by the loudness of her
voice. He whipped his head to look
at her for the first time since her confession, and it was then that she
noticed the anger in his eyes. His
countenance had shifted drastically and his face was colored with rage. He slammed his fist on the table. “Damn
it Riley, would you stop saying that?!” He yelled back at her.
Riley felt the hurt building in her throat but pushed it
back down. “Saying what? That I love you?!” She stated in disbelief as her
voice rose to match Farkle’s.
“Stop it, just stop it!” Farkle screamed as he placed his
hands over his ears.
“Farkle…what are you doing?” Riley asked impatiently as she
took in his slight freak out.
“La la la, I’m not listening.” Farkle sung to himself.
Riley rolled her eyes. This was ridiculous. Was he a child? She grabbed his hands
and forcefully peeled his fingers away from his ears. She grasped his hands tightly
and caught his gaze. “NO, I’m not going to stop saying it because it’s true. I
love you Farkle. You can refuse to hear it all you want but that won’t stop it
from being true.”
Farkle furrowed his eyebrows and pursed his lips in response,
offering Riley a peculiar expression. Riley and Farkle settled into a prolonged
silence once more. Riley stared at her best friend, while Farkle sat staring at
his feet. She could tell he was thinking intensely about something, and knew
better than to interrupt him until he was ready.
“This isn’t fair.” He stated as his voice sliced through the
“What isn’t fair?”
“I just…I can’t do this Riley. I’m sorry.” Farkle sighed as
he stood up from his seat and began to walk towards the stairs.
Riley sprung from her seat and grabbed his wrist before he
could make it too far.
“Farkle, stop!” He came to a halt but kept his face turned away so she
was unable to read his expression. She heard him sniffle. “Hey…” Riley said softly,
“Farkle, please look at me.” She pleaded.
He slowly turned to meet her gaze and Riley felt her heart shatter
as she took in his tear stained cheeks.
“What can’t you do?” Riley asked, her own voice giving way from attempting
to hold back her tears.
He motioned between them and she understood. He couldn’t do them.
“Farkle…do you love me?”
“Riley…” He sighed as he broke free from her grasp and began
to walk back towards the table.
“Just tell me Farkle and I’ll leave you alone…do you love
me?” She asked as she followed him back to the table.
Farkle collapsed into the chair and placed his head in his
hands. He rubbed his eyes tiredly.
“Of course, I love you. You know that I’ve always loved you. Nothing can change
“Then what’s the problem here?”
Farkle sighed and ran his fingers through his hair in
frustration. “Riley…you can’t keep
living in a romanticized version of Rileytown. You can’t just expect everything to be tied up perfectly in
a neat little bow as if it’s really that simple.” He exclaimed as he threw his
hands in the air.
“It is simple!” She cried. “I love you and you love me…isn’t
“No…” Farkle shook his head sadly. “It’s not.” Farkle gulped as he met her glassy gaze. “I
couldn’t wait around forever, Riley.” He frowned.
“Well, now you don’t have to wait anymore because I finally
realized what you knew all along.”
Farkle bit his lip and reached out for her hand, lacing
their fingers together. “I love
you Riley, but it’s not enough. The timing’s not right.”
“Farkle…what are you saying?” Riley asked as she searched
his face for answers.
“It’s too late, Riley. I’ve moved on.”
“Oh.” Riley stated as she jerked her hands out of his grip,
as if his touch was suddenly poisonous.
Farkle winced, seeing the effect his words had on his best
friend. He didn’t want to hurt her. It hurt him to know that he was. But what did she expect him to do? He couldn’t sit around pining for her
forever. How was he supposed to know that one day she would actually return his
feelings? But no, he had closed and locked that door long ago. He couldn’t open it again even if he
wanted to—he had bolted it shut and thrown away the key.
“I’m sorry, Riley. You know I don’t want to hurt you.”
Farkle stated as tears began to escape from her eyes. “Oh please Riley, please
please don’t cry,” He begged.
“I—I’m f-ffine.” She stuttered as a river began cascading
down her cheeks.
Farkle instinctively wanted to pull her close and wrap his
arms around her. That was what he would normally do, but now things were
different. She was in love with him. If he
comforted her, would it make her love him more? Would it only end up hurting her more in the long run? Farkle was paralyzed by confusion and sat there helplessly as he watched his
best friend cry, knowing that he was the cause of her tears. He felt sick.
After Riley began to calm herself and Farkle watched her helplessly, they sat across from each other,
a silence settling between them once again. Riley appeared to be lost in thought, and Farkle was too
busy studying her to have any deep thoughts of his own.
“Are we going to be okay?” He asked quietly.
Farkle’s question brought Riley out of her trance. After processing his question and
reorienting herself to the present, she nodded her head and smiled at him. She gazed up at the stars before she
looked back at him. “Yes, we are Farkle. Do you know why?”
“Because I may be too late now, but I’m going to wait for
“No, Farkle, stop,” Riley cut him off abruptly. “Just let me
Farkle nodded and motioned for her to continue. “I know I
took too long to realize my feelings for you, and I’m sorry. I’m sorry for living in my Rileytown
fantasy and expecting you to drop everything and fall into my arms. I shouldn’t have expected you to wait
all this time, that’s not fair to you.”
“Thank you, Riley.”
Riley nodded, acknowledging Farkle’s gratitude before she
continued, “But know this Farkle Minkus…I’m not going anywhere. You waited for
me for all those years, and now I’m going to wait for you. You’re my soulmate, Farkle. I love you, and maybe that’s
not enough for right now, but I have hope that one day, when the timings right,
it will be.”
Farkle’s mouth hung slightly agape, mirroring his earlier
expression. After opening and
closing his mouth several times, he managed to form a coherent sentence. “Riley…I just—I really need you to be
my friend right now,” he pleaded desperately, willing her to understand.
“I know. And I will be. I’ll be your Canada, just like you’ve
always been mine.”
Farkle nodded appreciatively and smiled at the reference.
“Even so, I’m not giving up on us just yet, Farkle Minkus. I
know you, and I know you’re scared to open those old feelings back up, so I’ll
wait for you until you’re ready.”
would you wait for me?” Farkle asked in
“Because you, my Farkle, are worth waiting for,” she stated
with absolute certainty.
Farkle’s breath caught in this throat as she leaned towards
him and placed her hand on his face.
She placed a soft kiss on his cheek before whispering in his ear,
“You’re my Pluto, Farkle, and I’m not giving up on Pluto just yet.”
She sat back in her seat and winked at him, causing a blush
to creep up his neck, betraying his own feelings that he thought had long since
been locked away.
After things had settled between them, Farkle, in typical
Farkle fashion, insisted on walking Riley home. They walked home in a comfortable silence as each fell in
step with the other. The air
between them felt different, but it was a good different. It was the kind of different that was
new and exciting. It was the kind
of different that occurs when two people love each other but aren’t ready to be
together just yet. It was the kind of different that was okay with that. For
When Riley and Farkle neared her front door, Farkle pulled
her into his arms, just as he had wanted to do earlier. He held her for a little bit longer than friends should and
squeezed her tight before he pulled away.
“Thanks for being honest with me, Riley.”
She nodded at him and smiled before she turned and placed
her hand on the doorknob. Before
disappearing into the darkness of her house and tip toeing past her sleeping
family, she called out to Farkle’s retreating figure, “Hey Farkle?”
“Yeah?” He said as he turned around to face her.
“I meant what I said.”
“All of it.” Riley smiled. “But the part that I want you to
remember is that you’re the kind of guy who’s worth waiting for, okay? You’re
worth waiting for, Farkle.”
It was almost five years to the date when Riley stood across
from Farkle in front of all their friends and family in a white dress, both of
them grinning from ear to ear. After promises were made, rings were exchanged,
and cheers erupted from the audience, Riley leaned in close to her husband’s
embrace. In a voice that only he
could hear, she whispered, “You were worth the wait.”
And he was. This was something Farkle Minkus would continue to prove to
his wife for years to come. And
Riley Matthews couldn’t possibly have imagined a better happily ever after than
the one she was living with Farkle at this moment, the one that she would
continue to live with him for the rest of her life and until ever after.
- Bay Leaves are extremely useful in divination, clairvoyance, and inducing visions. They are useful in other metaphysical skills too; protection from psychic attacks, boosting general magic, and aiding psychic development. Bay leaves are used in clairvoyance and wisdom brews. Leaves placed under the pillow or used in dream work will bring prophetic dreams.
- Bay Laurel is associated with Apollo. When the nymph Daphne tried to avoid him she turned into the first laurel tree, which Apollo adopted as his sacred tree. The leaves were also chewed and burned by Apollo’s prophetic priestesses at Delphi, which ties in to its uses in divination.
- Bay is used for its properties of purification and protection. It is used in consecrating things, dispelling negative entities and energies, spell breaking, and protection against negative magic. When placed in the corners of a home it will protect all who dwell there, and it can be burned to achieve the same effect.
- Bay is excellent when put to use in wish magic or other things regarding bringing about ambitions and goals. Write a wish on a bay leaf and burn it to achieve your goal, use them in spells and charms to bring prosperity, luck, success, and abundance, and use bay to bring about healing and transformation.
- Bay can also be used for: love, passion, harmony, inspiration, wisdom, justice, memory, release, strength, fertility, victory, and employment.
- Bay oil can be used to treat arthritic pains, lower back pain, earaches, sore muscles, and sprains.
- The leaves can be used in cooking, taken in tea, used in herbal baths, and infused in oil.
- WARNING: the oil should never be used by women who are pregnant, should never be taken internally, and you must dilute the oil and use it in small amounts when applied to the skin.
If you know me then you’ll know that over the past few years I’ve had a series of not-so-ideal living situations. I’ve had the room next to the kitchen, I’ve had incredibly messy roommates, and just all around bad situations that have left me with a lot of bad feelings. That’s where this little guy comes in.
I created this little spell bottle to dispel any bad feelings that I may be holding on to and to help create a happy environment, for not only myself but my housemates to live in. As I added each herb, I said aloud the purpose and job that herb had in creating a peaceful living space.
This bottle (starting from the bottom) contains:
- Rosemary: for cleansing and creating a clean slate
- Bay leaves: purification and removing my negative feelings
- Cloves: protection from negative energy
- Salt: protection and safety
- Cinnamon: energy for myself and my housemates
- Thyme: happiness for anyone who enters our home
- Basil: harmony and pathways of communication
- Coriander: love and friendship
- Sealed with the wax of a lavender scented candle made by and given to me by one of my current housemates
This spell is best Preformed during either the New Moon or Full Moon
This Herbal bath will help bring out or enhance ones psychic abilities, while working with and utilizing the energizes of the Moon.
1 cup Sea Salt
¼th cup Bay leaves
¼th cup Lavender
¼th cup Yarrow
Once you assemble all Your ingredients, Mix them together . While Feeling their energizes, pouring your power into them and visualizing your magickal goal blend the herbs with your fingers. once mixed Either set them aside in a bowl or Pour into a Sachet ( adding them to a sachet makes clean up faster)
Next run a hot bath, and add the herbal mixture and let seep for a few minutes before entering.
Now enter the bath and just soak focus on your goal and intent for this bath. Stay in the water until you feel ready or the bath water becomes cold.
Mugwort should Never Be handled during pregnancy or if you are trying to become pregnant.
This is a very easy wish spell with few items needed to work the magic.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
1 Bay Leaf
A heat proof container/cauldron
and ink pen
Cleanse your items and cast your circle. Set with your items and focus on your wish. Write it on the bay leaf and then hold it between your hands, focus on the wish and see it manifesting in your life. Then breath gently into your cupped hands onto the Bay leaf three times. Close your hands then and feel your power and intention flowing through you into the leaf.
Light your candle.
Hold the leaf into the flame and let it catch fire, then drop it into the cauldron (or flame proof container) to burn. as it burns say
“MAY MY WISH COME TO BE
WITH HARM TO NONE SO MOTE IT BE”
Once the flames subside and the ashes cool, take them outside and cast them to the wind.
Prosperity spell candle.
-green candle (or any color of your choosing)
-coins for money representation
-green aventurine for positivity and perseverance
-lemon verbena herb for strength
- bay leaf to write name of one in need on for the wish
After adding the coins, stone and herbs, light the candle, crush the bay leaf and sprinkle into candles fire. I also carved the good fortune rune onto the candle. If meant for a friend or someone else you can give the candle to them and tell them to light it when ever they need a boost. ^_^
Bay leaves have a long history for protection, banishing and even curse reversal. It’s usually burned for these purposes. But if you can’t burn things…..take a couple bay leaves and make a “tea” (hot water-not boiling), let it cool down and put it in a spray bottle