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These Two Brides Had Their Disney Dream Wedding And It's The Sweetest
Now they're in a whole new world.
By Takumi Harimaya, Susie Armitage

But coming out went much better than Ryo expected. “[My parents] had an opportunity to experience an open-minded LGBT culture on one of their travels abroad,” she said. “They had become more flexible, partly due to such experiences, and they easily accepted me.” […]

When Haru watched Ryo’s dad walk her down the aisle, Haru lost it and “could not stop her tears.”

Sun signs in the later degree tend to mature faster. This is because in the progressed chart, they usually change sooner than those who have the same sun sign at a earlier degree than them. For instance, my sun progressed into Gemini before the age of 5, and thus I don’t mind change at all. Quite to the contrary, I find it exciting. Returning to the point, individuals have the opportunity to evolve and mature. An Aries will eventually will be progressed into Taurus and learn that stability or thinking through is good in their plans. A Taurus will progress into Gemini and soon will discover and learn that experimentation and change is good, and so forth. The cycle continues. Theoretically, if your sun was a little past zero degrees of your sign, it would take you till you were thirty until your sun progressed into the next sign. Of course it will probably take sooner, due to the fact that your sun most likely is at a later degree than zero. AND no this does not mean your sun sign changes, it’s symbolic of sun signs evolving. Its also symbolic that sun signs can defy their stereotypes quite easily, and can become flexible if they wanted to. You can either let that energy evolve you in certain areas of life or your whole identity.

When I first joined the studyblr community, I was taken aback with the amount of studyblrs posting photos of their planner and their bullet journal spreads. I’ve only known and been in the fandom side of Tumblr for years, so I found it really cool that there are others who share the same appreciation for keeping things organized and staying productive.

I began to post my own planner spreads and since then, I would receive a lot of messages every day about planners/bullet journals and how to set them up. I decided to create this series to give you an overview of the art of using a planner or a bullet journal (right on time for the new year!) and address if not all, most, of your questions. Hopefully, as we progress through the series, you’ll find that keeping track of your tasks and staying organized isn’t as hard and tiring as it seems!

In this first part of the Plan and Play series, I’ll be covering the basics of planners, bullet journals, and planning in general. So let’s start: a planner and a bullet journal, what’s the difference?

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Leatherworking Lecture: Casing

Hey, wow, I just hit 500 followers, thought I’d say thanks to everyone out there who’s stalking me and do something to celebrate. So here, guys, have something nice – have, uhh… *digs through closet* …a tutorial on how to prepare leather for tooling & shaping! :D

Greetings! Today I shall deliver an excessively long lecture on casing, aka, getting leather properly wet in order to carve it, tool it, and mold it. (You will be astounded how many words I have to say on the subject of “get it wet.”) This is not the most glamorous part of leatherworking, but it is an important one – properly cased leather will give you better results on your finished product, and also make it easier and more fun. Working with good, properly-cased leather is a genuine joy – working with cheap or badly-cased leather is an exercise in frustration.

I haven’t really found anywhere else that puts all this information in one place. Other people have talked extensively about tooling, because that’s the fun part, but I’ve never found a comprehensive guide to casing. When newbies get on leatherworking forums, etc, and ask for advice on casing, the old-timers tend to say things like “You’ll learn to tell when it’s properly cased” or “You’ll get a feel for it” – which is true, but not all that helpful when you’re first starting out.

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Adore You (Bucky Barnes x Reader)

Request: None! Lot’s of FLUFF

Words: 1,642

Warnings: None

Tags: @annadier @happelu970 @shamvictoria11 @pabegay1


Your whole body hurt and all you wanted to do was lay down and do nothing. You had just gotten back from a particularly hard mission with Wanda and Natasha, you three had been gone for over a week and although most missions ranged from a couple days to a couple months, you felt like it had lasted years.

You were like Natasha, although not as skilled, you were really flexible and that was about it. You knew how to grab different objects and use them as a weapon, you knew how to use your enemy’s body as a shield from flying bullets. You knew how to break and enter into the most high security places, and you taught yourself how to fly a helicopter in a day.

Your flexibility was not something you were born with, in fact you weren’t flexible up until the day you were recruited to be an Avenger. Maybe it was your fast reflexes, maybe it was how fast and sly you were, maybe it was how you knew how to hide in plain sight, or maybe it was your father; Tony Stark. You didn’t know why they wanted you as an Avenger but the hardcore training they put you under to become as flexible as you are now was intense.

You weren’t as smart as your dad, as charming as your dad, as funny as your dad. You were just you, you took after your mother in quite a few ways but your dad loved you endlessly. You were his everything and he never got mad at you when you messed something up in his lab or wrecked one of his cars or when you hid out during a party in the bathroom eating cake.

You stumbled out of your bedroom and dragged yourself towards one of the living rooms where you knew your dad was. You didn’t feel good, you hadn’t felt good since the day before. Maybe it was exhaustion, but all you knew was that you felt like you were dying.

You were wearing a hoodie and a pair of leggings, your hair was thrown up on top of your head and you didn’t care about what you looked like, you were too tired to care. You were too tired to care about how your six month long crush was sitting in the same room talking to your dad, you didn’t care about how the conversation went silent when you collapsed next to Tony.

You scooted closer to Tony and lifted up his right arm, Tony didn’t bat an eye and only started talking to Bucky again. Bucky was a little distant at first, he was solely focused on you. He watched your every move as you rested Tony’s arm over your shoulders and leaned against his chest. Your legs laid lengthwise along the rest of the couch lazily, and you moved a sweatshirt covered hand to hid your face as you closed your eyes. You hair was tickling Tony’s jaw but he didn’t care, he was used to it. It was natural that you would lay against him when you were tired, sad, or felt like crap. You were a daddy’s girl and everybody knew it.

You looked so adorable to Bucky. You were sleepy and cute, you reminded him of Sam’s new kitten. Bucky couldn’t tear his eyes away from your figure, even though your face was being covered by your hand. He tore his eyes away from you when Tony went quiet and was glaring daggers at him.

Steve walked back into the room, he left minutes ago to deal with a phone call, he looked slightly surprised to see you on the couch, he didn’t even know you three were back from the mission yet. By the look Tony gave him, he understood that you weren’t feeling good and nodded his head before having a seat next to Bucky.

“Training tomorrow morning?” Steve looked at Bucky and rose an eyebrow. Bucky’s eyes lingered on you before turning to meet Steve’s.

“Sure.” He nodded slowly, his mind still mainly focused on you and if you were feeling okay.

“Sam’s gonna join us.”

“Really?” Bucky’s eyes moved back to you and he watched as Tony leaned down and whispered something that only you could hear. You wiggled around a little and mumbled something that Bucky only heard because he was eavesdropping heavily.

“I don’t feel good.” Your words were slurred and sleepy, and Tony only nodded his head before moving his arm from your shoulder to under your arms. He lifted you up to where both of you were standing, your face still hidden by your sleeve and now Tony’s arm.

“Be back.” Tony called out over his shoulder as he walked both of you towards the elevators. “Don’t miss us too much.”

Steve rolled his eyes and mumbled something under his breath, to which Tony only snickered. Bucky watched as you finally moved your hand away from your face when you entered the elevator. Tony’s arm was wrapped around your shoulders and your head was still leaning on his chest, your eyes met with his and a surge of electricity passed throughout both yours and Bucky’s bodies.

The doors shut and you disappeared, a piece of Bucky felt missing when you left his sight. He wished it was him with you and not Tony. Even though Tony was your dad and you were really close to him, he still wished that Tony wasn’t around every time you needed something. Maybe then you would come to him, and he could help you.

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[On Thin Ice #9]

Series: Fairy Tail.
AU: Figure Skating, Modern; Fake Dating to Lovers.
Romantic Pairing: Gruvia.
Other Pairings: Gray/Silver, Juvia/Silver, Juvia/Gajeel.
Rating: T+ - language, alcohol, adult themes.
Genre(s): Romance, Drama.
Read other chapters: here.

A/N: I’m so, so sorry for the long delay. I have been really scatterbrained lately and not feeling very creative. I visit the USA for a month on the 30th of June and will be totally free to just relax and write. Thanks for being so patient and wonderful with me. 

;Cutting me up like a knife and I feel it deep in my bones. Kicking it high but I love even harder. You wanna know? I just wanna dive in the water with you. Baby, we can’t see the bottom. It’s so easy to fall for each other. I’m just hoping we catch one another.

Chapter Nine: A Step Too Far

Juvia lowered herself into the centre splits. The ache of unused muscles vanished in an instant. Lowering her chest to the ground, she reached with both hands towards the rink. The warmth of the stretch spread and tingled in her thighs. She relished that feeling. 

Gray stared at her in astonishment. ‘When did you become that flexible?’

‘I’ve always been this flexible,’ she told him. 

Gray blinked. ‘Are you sure?’

Juvia met his gaze. ‘Is everything okay?’ she asked him.

Gray cleared his throat. ‘Long day.’

‘Paparazzi?’ she asked.

‘Did they harass you here?’ Gray crouched to sit beside her. ‘Are they getting in the way?’

‘No.’ Juvia shook her head. ‘They don’t seem to bother Juvia here. Some of the customers ask about you, though. Ah.’ She straightened to look at him. ‘I promised one of the mothers I would get your autograph.’ Juvia tightened the elastic in her hair. ‘For her daughter,’ she amended.

‘Sure.’ Gray paused. ‘So, how was work today?’ he asked, glancing through the window into the reception beyond it. His gaze snapped back to hers.

‘It was quiet.’

‘Did you get a chance to talk to Gajeel?’

Juvia swung her legs out in front of her and bounced them to relieve the ache in her muscles. ‘What do you mean?’

‘You said you wanted to see him, didn’t you?’

‘Oh.’ Juvia’s heart sank. ‘I called him. He didn’t have long to talk.’

‘He’s probably busy.’

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Power Rangers: The Saving Grace & The Leading Warrior // Jason Scott Fan-Fiction

“Nothing burns more calories than dancing on your tippy toes and twirling barefooted… try it!”

Adelina Monet is a quiet and shy teenage girl who is in the Angel Grove High School’s dance team and has an unknown crush on the school’s former football legend Jason Scott. Her history follows a double difficulty with bullying and depression for several years; struggling to discover who she is and loses her own sense of loving herself and has a lack of confidence.

Landing in Saturday detention after she kicked a male student in the face who tried violating her in public, she comes face to face with a group of teenagers who are secretly the heroes in the city of Angel Grove.

After going through some very odd changes by getting stronger, more flexible, and becoming highly more athletic than she should be, Adelina is given the chance to be the purple Power Ranger and is acquainted with the same teenagers from detention, knowing only one of them. Finding it unlikely at first to rise up to the challenge of becoming a hero, Adelina is seeking one way to help her self-esteem and confidence grow.

But as she goes through this process, what if the leader of the Power Rangers falls head over heels for her?

Follow Adelina’s story as she goes through a journey full of teamwork, friendship, self-confidence, and a whole lot of love.

A/N: Prologue and first chapter is up now
all of this and heaven too: bawson fic

@texasbama asked for the fic and she shall receive <3

So basically, Mike is supposed to be getting inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame and then he sees Ginny in a dress and their night get sidetracked.

For obvious reasons.

(cross posted on ao3)

The dress:

He’s being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame…and he can’t find his favourite cuff links.

Mike has checked the drawer where they usually are, every possible place in his closet, and the bedside table, for whatever reason they may have ended up there. Nothing.

“Ginny! The cuff links? The ones you gave me? Any ideas? I’m running out of places to look,” she’s in the bathroom and he can hear her faint laughter through the door. Of course she’s laughing at him.

“I’m looking at ‘em! You forgot them in here, old man,” her voice is full of mirth and he’s about to head over to open the bathroom door when she beats him to it. 

Mike has decided he’s not at all interested in being honoured; leaving the house is most definitely the worst possible thing he could do right now. Leaving this bedroom even. She looks unbelievable, so unbelievable he blinks a couple times just to make sure she’s actually real. He takes a second to remind himself that she is his wife. She is all his; she agreed to be with him for the rest of their lives in front of everyone who matters to them both.

He’s never going to get over it, it astounds him over every time he sees the ring on her finger.

The grey sheer fabric hangs off her like a dream, the tie accentuating her waist and the dipped neckline brings his eyes to her beautiful breasts like he’s zeroing in on a target. His favourite part though, is that one of her beautiful, long, strong legs is visible through a sinfully high slit in the fabric.

Mike lets his eyes rake slowly over her. He starts at her feet, the heels she’s wearing making her legs pop and his mouth go dry. His gaze travels slowly up her body, along the curve of her thigh to the flare of her waist, her chest and neck, until finally landing on her face and the artfully tousled hair falling around her stunning face.

This has to be a dream. This can’t be his life. There is no way he won a world series, is being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, and has a living, breathing goddess as a life partner. There is just no way.

He almost pinches himself but his hands are tingling and his brain is working too slow to force any of his limbs into movement. 

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anonymous asked:

I'm 16 and would really love to start ballet, the problem is that I'm super inflexible, trying to touch my toes is really painful for me and I'm trying to work through getting more flexible by doing a stretching routine every day, I've found a nice dance studio near me that id like to try shooting a message about what classes they do and where I'd fit in, I'm not sure what else to do to prepare though, do you think you could give me some tips? Thank you!

You will become more flexible as you go! The majority of people (young & old!) don’t begin dancing with exceptional flexibility- it’s largely something that’s cultivated. Further, it’s by no means the end all be all of ballet! The teachings of ballet will help you tailor your stretching outside of the classroom & your teacher(s) can guide you to what you hope to achieve.

Get in touch with the studio, find out what class(es) you can take, & pursue dance with the twin goals of betterment & joy.

If I see that “reblog if you use dude as a non-gender-specific term” post again I am going to roll my eyes so hard they are going to fly out of my skull. If you call somebody “dude” and they don’t like it, your initial response shouldn’t be “oh I call everyone and everything dude, chill out”. Like I understand how “dude” has become a pretty flexible word, but that shouldn’t be an excuse to call somebody something they feel misgenders them and makes them uncomfortable???????

How to improve English pronunciation

(Author: our favourite person ever, @jk-my-words)

I thought it would be good to share with you a fun skill that helped me out a while back.

Language accustoms our mouth, lips and tongue to creating sounds unique and common for it. This is especially true with first languages and many people struggle to shake off their initial accent because of this fact. For instance, Russian speakers are encouraged to produce firm sounds, so when it comes to navigating English pronunciation, they tend to sound a little too rigid and tense.

But wouldn’t it be cool to impress your examiner? Could it be that you are self-conscious about your accent and would like to sound closer to native speakers? Do not fret, we have a tip!

Stick a pencil between your teeth and try reading! :)

As comical as it sounds, this method dates back to Ancient Greece, where speakers would put their heart and soul into proper annunciation, and pebbles — in their mouths. To follow their steps in a more conventional way, insert the pencil horizontally between your teeth and hold on to it tight. Try not to hurt yourself in the process! Now pick up a book, preferably in English, and try reading it without letting go of the pencil. It will be difficult at first but gradually your lips will loosen up: by giving them a bit of a challenge, they become more flexible and allow you to annunciate better. After reading for about 5 minutes, have a go at those expressions that always came out slightly awkwardly — this method works a miracle!

And don’t forget, practice makes perfect

to help (someone) out: помочь, выручить (кого-то)
a while back: некоторое время назад
to accustom: приучить
first language: родной язык
to struggle: бороться
to shake (something) off: избавиться (от чего-то)
initial: изначальный
firm: твердный
to navigate: ориентироваться
rigid: жесткий
tense: напряженный
impress: впечатлить
to date back to: брать начало, датироваться
annunciation: в этом контексте - объявление. 
pebbles: камешки
conventional: общепринятый, традиционный
to insert: вставить
to let go: отпустить
gradually: постепено
to loosen up: расслабиться
have a go at: попробовать(сделать что-то)

as + adjective + as + noun + verb: устойчивое выражение, аналог русского как бы ни…

  • as comical as it sounds: как бы смешно это ни звучало

put (their) heart and soul: вложить сердце и душу
to work a miracle: творить чудеса
to hold on tight: крепко держаться
practice makes perfect: пословица, дословно - “практика приводит к совершенству”, аналог русского “повторенье - мать ученья”
self-conscious (about): стесняться (чего-то) 
Don’t fret!: Не отчаивайтесь!

captain-cate  asked:

Omg I'm in love with your blog so much! If it's not too much trouble, could you please do the rfa + v reacting an mc who is a circus performer? Like an acrobat or contortionist? Thank you and have an amazing night!

You’re so sweet, thank you so much!! I’ve never been to a circus before but they always look so entertaining! This is such a creative and fun request so thank you for sending it in! I hope that you like it!! :3


Yoosung

  • Yoosung’s so excited when you tell him that you’re an acrobat performer! 
  • The first time you take him to watch you perform, Yoosung is cheering for you so loudly
  • Like the security guards come and tell him to quiet down since he’s being too loud and distracting 
  • His eyes sparkle when he sees you on the tight rope and is super impressed
  • After the show, you let Yoosung look around and he keeps begging you to let him try some acrobatic tricks out
  • “Yoosung, you can barely walk in a straight line. There’s no way I’m letting you walk along the tight rope.”
  • He pouts and you eventually give in and lower the tight rope low enough so if he would fall, he wouldn’t seriously injury himself 
  • Yoosung took about two steps until he lost his balance and fell
  • The two of you end up busting out laughing and Yoosung asks you to perform just for him because he thinks that you’re so talented
  • By the end of the night, you and Yoosung are still at the circus tent as he watches you perform because you’re so cool to him

Zen

  • Zen’s super impressed when you tell him that you’re a contortionist in the circus
  • The first time you show Zen how you can contort you body, Zen becomes super impressed!
  •  “You’re almost as talented as me MC!”
  • The first time you take Zen to the circus to watch your performance, he becomes your number one fanboy
  • He takes so many pictures of you like he took at least fifty that night alone
  • Zen gives you a huge bouquet of flowers after your performance and gushes to everyone about how talented you are
  • He wants to become more flexible himself so once everyone left the tent, you show Zen some basic moves
  • But he’s as stiff as a rock and ends up pulling a muscle
  • So you end up putting on a little performance for him, which he records to show off to everyone
  • Zen now goes to your shows every time that he can and now brags to everyone that he has the coolest girlfriend ever because she’s a contortionist

Jaehee

  • Jaehee becomes a nervous wreck when you tell her that you’re an aerialist acrobat in the circus
  • She’s concerned about your safety but is secretly really impressed
  • You beg her to come see you perform so you can prove to her that your job is safe and fun
  • “The minute I see you wobble MC I’m running onto the stage to catch you”
  • She’s been to a couple of circuses before in the past so she thinks she knows what to expect
  • But Jaehee is blown away when it’s your turn to perform!
  • Her eyes never leave you as you perform on the aerial silk
  • She also loves the costumes you wear and secretly wants to try one on herself
  • After the show is over, you take Jaehee backstage and hold up a costume for her to wear
  • Jaehee becomes a blushing mess but you convince her and then lead her to the aerial silk
  • She watches as you show her some basic moves and surprisingly, Jaehee gets the hang of it in no time 
  • The two of you spend the rest of the night at the tent with you and Jaehee twirling on the silk

Jumin

  • Jumin’s completely confused when you tell him that you’re a contortionist at a circus
  • “What’s a circus MC?”
  • You roll your eyes and end up dragging him to one of your performances
  • He doesn’t understand what’s so great about the circus and sits there with his arms crossed and stone faced until he sees you about to perform
  • Jumin watches in awe as you contort your body into all different types of shapes
  • Once the show is over, Jumin immediately walks up to you with so many questions
  • “How did you do that? Did it hurt? Why isn’t the entire show just you performing since you’re obviously the best performer?”
  • You grab Jumin’s hand and lead him to the center stage and slowly show him how you contort your body
  • He’s so amazed like he even gets out a small notebook and pen to write down all of the tips that you give him
  • You ask Jumin if he wants to try a simply contortion and he hesitantly agrees
  • Jumin is able to do some simply contortions but he insists on you performing just for him
  • So he rents out the tent for the night and watches you perform with wonder still in his eyes

Seven

  • Seven is hyped when he finds out that you’re a trapeze acrobat specialist at the circus
  • “Be my sensei and teach me your ways of awesomeness MC!”
  • When you take him to see your performance, Seven almost tears up because in his youth he had always wanted to go to see the circus but was never allowed to go
  • The smile on Seven’s face when you perform couldn’t be bigger as he cheers as loud as he can for you
  • When the show is over, you lead a very happy and excited Seven to the stage and ask him if he wants to try the trapeze out
  • He almost explodes from happiness and watches as you demonstrate for him what to do
  • You lower the trapeze so he won’t hurt himself and watch as he ends up being pretty good at it
  • He asks you if you want to try to perform together
  • You hesitantly agree and swing on your trapeze towards him
  • Just as Seven is about to catch you, he slips making you slip as well and the two of you tumble to the ground
  • Both of you laugh it off and Seven gives you a big hug, thanking you for showing him a childhood dream of his
  • You tell him that he has potential as a trapeze acrobat specialist and tell him that you’d practice with him more if he’d like
  • Seven agrees enthusiastically and the two of you spend the rest of the night laughing and failing on the trapeze

V

  •  V can’t believe that he’s dating a contortionist!
  • So. Many. Pictures.
  • You eventually ask V if he wanted to see you perform on a larger stage and in costumes
  • “I would love nothing more then to see your beautiful performance MC”
  • He watches your performance with a smile the entire time because he’s honestly so happy and impressed by your skills
  • V tries so hard to refrain himself from taking a hundred pictures but he’s struggling
  • After the show is over, you take V to the center stage and tell him that you’ll do some special poses for him to take pictures of
  • He just stares at you for a little bit because he just can’t believe how beautiful your body is when you contort it
  • You ask him if he wants to try some simply poses and he cautiously agrees
  • Poor boy has no sense of balance and falls over as soon as you position him
  • He laughs, saying that he’ll leave the contorting to you and the pictures for him
  • His favorite picture he took of you is when you’re doing an elbow stand and he keeps that picture with him at all times
  • You become V’s model and he ends up going to all of your performances and takes so many pictures of you because to him, your contorting is a thing of beauty
(Translation) Seiyuu JUNON Vol. 4, 10.15.2016 - Umehara Yuuichirou

REPOSTING GUIDELINES AND DISCLAIMERS: PLEASE CLICK HERE (DON’T DISREGARD)

The previous interview from the said magazine was Aoi Shouta’s. Click HERE to read.

Umehara Yuuichirou:  “All Worldly Things are Transitory” is My Favorite Phrase

In the first edition of Seiyuu Junon two years ago, he was called as the “Highlighted Rookie”. Once again, we will hear his charm as he speedily rises up.

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@ fitness and health side of tumblr

I don’t really know much about exercise but I want to build up my core and my legs and ankles in order to transition easier into starting ballet. I also need to become more flexible especially in my feet, toes, ankles, hips, and arms.

I don’t have access to a gym at the moment, but I might in a few weeks or so. Anyways my question is are there any exercises I can do at home that will get me what I want and how often should I do them, and how long each time? I realize it won’t be immediate results, it takes time obviously, but if I don’t start now I’ll probably regret it later!

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30 WEEKS BUMP UPDATE

Good evening. I am now 30+1 weeks along, and I know I said that I was going to do an update every week, in my last pregnancy update, but last week I was prevented from doing so because of life. Also, Laoise will be celebrating her 11th birthday tomorrow, which we’re all looking forward to celebrate with her, so this will be a short update!

Baby is now the size of a large cabbage, and I’ve been feeling him move around A LOT these past couple of days. He was already moving around quite a lot, so he’s definitely a very active little guy, that’s for sure, haha. I have not experienced any wild symptoms, apart from the nausea, since my last update, so I’m preparing myself to be feeling a little nauseaus throughout this pregnancy, just like I did when I was expecting Gráinne. And apart from gaining weight and becoming less and less flexible as the weeks pass by, nothing has really changed. But as long as baby and I are doing good, we’re happy!

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((welcome back to the reverse au, everybody!! ♥♥ as always, em and i pour a lot of love into this, and hope that you all enjoy what we do. thanks for following the blog, and i hope you enjoy this little fic! ♥))

summary: Victor learns his coach’s boundaries quickly, desperate to touch every inch of Yuuri’s skin.
word count: 2k
rating: teen
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