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My very good friend @caffeinechick drew one of my D&D characters, Tobias! He’s a farmboy hedgewizard that played around with spells he shouldn’t have, so now he’s on the run with nothing but chatty ghosts and his raven familiar for company. 

The Midheaven - A Staircase to the Highest Star

When you want something,  think about it, envision how it would feel to have what you want,  then release that desire to the universe,   this will set your intention and bring your desire to you.“    - Jasmeine Moonsong                

The Midheaven or tenth house cusp is the highest point in the sky and in the natal chart. A trusty astrologer I once confided in referred to the Midheaven sign as ‘where you want to be’. The Midheaven refers to one’s desires career wise, the approach to one’s profession, dreams, and the public image. In many ways it is like a hologram of the face we want to become, and can become, like a swirling energy we emit to the world. Because the tenth house is an angular house, it pertains to a major focus of the chart. The MC is like a blueprint of the future we dream of, and have the capability of achieving if only we reign in on our Capricorn (ruler of the tenth house) spirit. We are elevated through the Midheaven and develop our single consciousness whilst retaining our understanding of the oneness we all share. It’s the kind of impact we want to have on the world, but through an authentic self expression. .

Midheaven in Aries: I want to be where the action, light, and noise is
The image here is bright, sparkling, and stimulating. The individual may appear more reckless and perilous than he truly is. He dreams of pioneering into new territory and rarely tolerates professions that are repetitive or mundane. He dreams of one day becoming more adventurous, self assured, and confident. The public loves him for his childlike spirit and enthusiasm.
The associated careers could be childcare, engineering, sports, politics. He is at his most radiant when in the midst of their work or passions. He may streak through many new jobs and professional pathways.

Midheaven in Taurus: I want to be encased in luxury
A gentle, moving, and secure public image. The individual has a soothing and earthy effect on others and feels one with nature when working his dream career. The Midheaven in Taurus could relate to creative industries, beauty therapy, finance, accounting, agriculture, wildlife, landscaping, midwifery,  and retail. He will likely be drawn to careers that promise him security financially and job wise. Also those that pay a worthy income - he wants to be at comfort and ease. The public are receptive of his peaceful nature. He may also be very private

Midheaven in Gemini: I want to get lost in conversation
There will be a spiraling ,erratic energy seeming to radiate from the Gemini Midheaven person. He will likely have good public speaking skills and excel at broadcasting to a large audience. He seems to know what people are thinking. Many careers and educational courses will fascinate him, especially teaching, journalism, writing, media, blogging, although he really is a jack of all trades. He will have trouble pinning down his true hopes and dreams. A profession that provides him the opportunity for communication is imperative, and he may remain a permanent student. He is an inquisitive, and clever spirit at work, and he knows how to mold himself into any archetype the role requires. He will enjoy jobs that provide him the chance to learn.

Midheaven in Cancer: I want to be someone’s protector
There is a warm, comforting soul music that seems to shine from the Cancer Midheaven. A great need to protect, guard, and look after others associates with this placement, and being a parent could be the dream. The careers that could resonate here include childcare, midwifery, nursing, teaching, cooking, business, finance, psychology, real estate, and photography. The public feel very warmed and cradled by the individual, and he may find people naturally open up to him and share their deepest fears and worries. He has a psychic gauge on what the public wants and needs on very emotional and subconscious levels. The individual may try to comfort others through humor. There is a great need to provide for others.

Midheaven in Leo: I want to be on top of the world
The Leo Midheaven person seems to have a radiant, revitalizing, and seductive mist to others. Whether he likes it or not, he may find himself in the spotlight or in the middle of situations just for being himself. Careers that can be associated here include politics, justice, childcare and child protection, creative industries, theatre, management, music, writing, teaching, aged care, disability care, social work, and nursing. He will likely be very cheerful in his job and know how to make people happy. Something urges him to preserve his youthful appearance in some way. He has a lot of ambition when it comes to the imprint he leaves on the world.

Midheaven in Virgo: I want to serve others
Something about the Virgo Midheaven person is his ability to make others feel they can depend on him. There seems to be a very soothing connection with others, like a comforting and wise motherly understanding. This placement suggests the individual will be involved in a subordinate position and one of service. Careers that could resonate here include technology and IT support, nursing, pharmacy, technical skills, machinery, communications, teaching, nature work, accounting, and physiotherapy. There will be a great need to provide for others and show he is worthy of his role. He will appreciate job stability and a chaos free work environment.

Midheaven in Libra: I want to create a world of tranquility
There seems to be a very peaceful and serene mist diffusing from the Libra Midheaven person. People feel instantly at ease and in the company of an old friend upon meeting him. The individual has a very receptive gauge on social undercurrents and a disarming, welcoming, and gentle expression to others. People that have never met him may feel that they already know him. Careers that could associate here include law, psychology, criminal psychology, police work, politics, design, social work, relationship counselling and divorce law, mediation. He will require a high level of tranquility at work and need to restore chaos to calm when conflict ensues. His more temperamental, justice seeking, and debating side may emerge when in the workplace. He needs a good work/life balance.

Midheaven in Scorpio: I want to be engulfed in mystery
 
You can forgive people for feeling a little intimidated, a little seduced, and a little perplexed when contemplating a Scorpio Midheaven. He has a psychic awareness on how to soothe the public and likes to keep very private in his affairs. The individual leaves a very thick, resonant energy on his surroundings and seems to remain long after his body vanishes. Careers that could relate to this placement include pharmacy, medicine, psychology, science, nursing, research, law and justice, criminology, biology and marine biology, midwifery, radiography, and politics. He may appear more self assured and guarded than he really is. He just moves people - and doesn’t know how or why. In many ways, he is unforgettable.

Midheaven in Sagittarius: I want to run through unknown lands
Something like a big bubble of delight pops from the Sagittarius Midheaven person. The individual seems to have an authentic, congenial, and carefree image that is natural and genuine. He easily relates to others and enjoys the opportunities he has to learn. Careers that could be associated here include psychology, medicine, animals and wildlife, flying, teaching, academics, research, sports, motoring, pharmacy, philosophy, writing, air and land travel, and jobs overseas. He may feel he can truly achieve his dream when he relocates and enjoy jobs that are on the move and offer constant change. He likes to become a master of his field. The individual wants to know what the public are thinking. People are very warmed by his humorous, honest, and happy distant spirit. Success is a succession of successes.

Midheaven in Capricorn: I want the day I am successful
You feel like you instantly want to impress the Capricorn Midheaven person. Something about them spells a very proud, ambitious, mature, and wise language. There is a mystery about them and the secrets to success that radiate from their fingertips. The individual has very pronounced dreams and desires. Careers that can associate here include teaching, medicine, law and justice, politics, architecture, town planning, business, police work, management, wildlife preservation. He will likely have a great need to provide for others and a very paternal impact over others. He wants to protect and ensure and knows how to consolidate his talents. Many people have the urgency to naturally rely on him because he makes them feel that everything will be okay. He is the CEO of the cosmos.

Midheaven in Aquarius: I want to be in the future
Nothing zaps and lights up others like Aquarius Midheaven person. From afar he is jolting, energetic, intelligent, mentally lively, and quirky. Others may view him as more radical, detached, and outlandish than he really is. He will likely desire jobs that provide him a certain amount of stability with a large variety of opportunities and objectives. Careers we could associate with Aquarius Midheaven include science, music, exploration, conservation, animal work, politics, technology, blogging, psychiatry, gaming, social work, and anything that involves the mind. He has a tremendous humanitarian streak and you seem to feel a very maternal and compassionate embrace stirring out of them. There is a need to be protective, make others feel safe, and guide them wisely. He has an acute aptitude for gauging the thoughts of the public, like radio telepathy.

Midheaven in Pisces: I want to go back to heaven
There is an enigmatic, mystic, and puzzling aura filtering from the Pisces Midheaven person. The individual seems timeless, untouchable, and as if he has walked straight from another world. The career path here undergoes many confusing changes and may be hard to pin down. It likely represents an ideal and involves the opportunity to help others. Professions that could resonate here include spiritual work, drug and alcohol nursing and counselling, rehabilitation work, prison work, creative industries, art, theatre, music, writing, and opportunities surrounding the ocean. The public may perceive him to be quite profound, enchanting, and somewhat of a guru. His hands and spirit are encased with healing honey.

original artwork by: Greenfeed

I keep forgetting how big Taishiro actually is and so I went back in the manga to get some sort of comparison pics and…

he’s…. so big…. I know irl the difference between him and the boys wouldn’t be this big but I’m LOVE…… god bless comic proportions….

anonymous asked:

How would young!Gladio react of young!Ignis made the first move when they started dating? Also, what would their first kiss look like?

HHNNNNNGGGGG, young Gladnis is my weakest weakness, Astrals save me, it’s just so adorable and so fluffy and I LOVE IT SO MUCH. The gods bless entries like this because they’re some of my absolute favorites to write about, I get so easily triggered, and it always get so bad and long and this is going to be so much fun ahddsjgff <3

 [Edit: Gods, this was absolutely so much fun. The quantity of fluffiness in this post has murdered me and I hope it kills whoever wants to read it too. In a loving way, ofc. Only out of adorableness]

Okay, people, seatbelts on because we’re going straight into a mess of adorable puppy love for the Gladnis. 

Adding a Read More at some point due to length.

*DEEP BREATH*

THIS IS GOING TO BE

SO MUCH

FUN



Young!Ignis giving the first step into his relationship with young!Gladio, the latter reacting to it, and how their first kiss went:

  • Ignis is fifteen.
  • Young, still not adult-heighted, skinny fifteen year old Ignis because I can and want to make him this young, and you cannot stop me.
  • Fifteen year old Ignis has the most horrible and absurd and terrible of crushes on sixteen year old Gladio.
  • Ignis has literally no idea how to handle this.
  • It’s the first time he ever grows this sort of feelings.
  • Well, at least in these measures and as badly. <3
  • Young Ignis noticed and confirmed to himself what was going on with himself when Gladio lent him one of his hoodies.
  • “Here. It’s raining and you don’t like getting wet, so have my hoodie.”
  • Young Gladio gave excuses and took it very lightly, giving Ignis his own hoodie while he stayed in shirt, but to Ignis it meant so much, because Gladio was giving up not only his comfort but also putting his health to risk so that Ignis could be comfy and safe instead.
  • Ignis, you dramatic human being.
  • Young Ignis was red in the face the entire time heading home (the hoodie really was just necessary from the door of the Citadel to his uncle’s car, but still), and couldn’t stop feeling dinosaurs in the stomach and his head was going crazy repeating Gladio’s beautiful grin and words and actions.
  • Young Ignis couldn’t bring himself to take it off and slept in the damn hoodie.
  • When he woke up and remembered what he was wearing, all he could do was to bury the face in the pillow and whine because
  • ‘From all the people of Eos, I have to be crushing this awfully terrible on Gladiolus…’
  • Why couldn’t it be anybody else
  • Not that Ignis doesn’t like crushing on Gladio because it’s Gladio, it’s just that
  • It’s Gladio
  • Gladiolus The Most Charming The Most Handsome the Most Caring The Most Stunning Amicitia
  • Gladiolus I-Am-So-Attractive-I-Can-Pick-Literally-Anyone-I-Want Amicitia
  • Gladio who could pick anybody else, so if Gladio can pick literally anyone else, he could choose the best
  • ‘Not…myself.’
  • Ignis, you stop that, you’re perfect.
  • Turns out, Ignis tries to deny the feelings.
  • Failed.
  • Eventually, Ignis cannot keep the feelings in any longer.

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Take It In, Feel It All and Hold It

So, as a few of you know, it was my birthday yesterday! So I wanted to write some lafluff for me from me!! :D 

And of course, I wanted to share bc who am I to not share Lafluff. 

It’s like 3k so read under the cut :) 

Disclaimer: Voltron doesn’t belong to me. 


There’s humming.

The young mother hums gently late at night, soft singing leaving her mouth and whispering comfort words in between to the small bundle in her arms.

Her son hiccups, his initial crying fading away and leaving behind only quiet sniffles and the occasional whimper. The brunette smiles to herself, patting herself in the back for avoiding a late night crisis with her youngest child.

“There we go, sunshine,” she whispers under her breath, dropping a quick kiss on her son’s head as the baby nuzzles his face closer to the crook of her neck, “Thunder scared you, huh?”

The baby just whimpers, hiding himself further down in his mama’s protection. Mrs. McClain could still hear the rain raging outside the living room’s window and she hopes it doesn’t wake up the rest of the household.

It takes her about ten minutes to realize that her son is not going back to sleep anytime soon, and while she knows the decision she’s about to make will probably come back to bite her in the butt next morning, she shrugs and bounces the baby in her arms to catch his attention.

“Alright, buddy, seems like a long night for us,” she declares tiredly but her blue eyes are bright and playful, her smile only growing when her son’s eyes, so familiar to her own, look up at her with innocent curiosity, “How about we dance?”

Her son blinks, a small hiccup making him jump in surprise and getting his mama to giggle warmly as she wipes away the tear tracks on his chubby tanned cheeks.

“Taking that as a yes.” She shrugs, readjusting her baby in her arms one more time before she starts moving around the room, her dancing falling into gentle steps as she starts over her humming.

It doesn’t take much before her son is giggling and squealing in delight, a big toothy smile on his face as he looks down and sees her feet moving around gracefully.

Mrs. McClain smiles fondly when her son beams at her and pushes her cheeks together, babbling something that is still incoherent in her ears but she still nods approvingly for his sake.

“Yeah, that’s right, Lance! This is called dancing,” she praises gently, kissing her son’s cheek lovingly, “Do you enjoy dancing?”

A giggle followed by a soft excited pat in her nose answers her.

“Taking that as a yes.”


Blue eyes stare in awe as the form of his mama and older brother move around the living room.

The furniture had been pushed away earlier, giving the pair more space to practice, and that’s where Lance sits right now, on the top of the couch on the corner, eyes shining with excitement as he follows their moves.

His mama is currently laughing, her head shaking in disbelief at the tactics of her oldest son as the fifteen years old tries to dip her back dramatically. Mrs. McClain just slaps him playfully in the arm before tugging him back to the proper posture.

Strong arms suddenly grab him by the armpits, lifting him up in the air. “Dirty feet off the couch, champ.”

Lance tips his head back to see his papa’s amused face and Mr. McClain arches an eyebrow at him. “Grandma will go nuts if she sees even a dirty spot on her ancient couch, you know.”

The five years old smiles sheepishly, hands covering his mouth as soon as his papa drops him back to the ground carefully. “Sorry, papa.”

“It’s okay, bud, at least you had socks on.” He reassurances, ruffling his light brown hair roughly and offering a smile before he nods to the pair in the middle of the living room, “So, what’s happening here?”

“Mama and Tony are dancing!” Lance announces excitedly, raising his arm to point at the pair as he tugs at his papa’s jeans, “Mama is so pretty, papa! Look how she moves; she’s like a princess, or a fairy or -”

“A queen?”

Lance beams. “Yeah! Yeah, like a queen!” He exclaims happily before turning back to the scene in front of them, smile wide and giddly.

Mr. McClain hums to himself, grinning knowingly as he sees the way his son stares at the still dancing pair.

“Do you wanna try it out, Lance?”

Lance blinks at him, eyes narrowed in confusion and making the adult to chuckle.

“Dancing, son. Do you wanna dance with me?”

“I dunno how, papa.” Lance bites his lower lip unsure, looking up at his dad nervously but the adult just smiles softly at his son and holds out both of his hands towards the child.

“It’s okay, son,” he comforts gently, “Just take my hands, I got you.”

And just like that, Lance’s face breaks into a bright smile.

Small feet cover his own two feet, his dark socks making a fun contrast with his son’s neon blue ones and Mr. McClain starts swinging them gently, his big hands wrapped tightly around his son’s to keep him up.

The comparison between his hands and his son’s small ones is comforting and yet scary. It reminds him how small his son is, how precious he is and how much he wants to protect him from everything that could harm him.

But he can’t. There’s a world out there behind their door and Mr. McClain knows his son will have to face it sooner or later. He just hopes he’s able to teach him everything he may need to know, everything that will make his journey easier.

A loud laugh shakes him out of his thoughts and he looks down, catching his son’s bright blue eyes looking up at him with a blinding smile. Mr. McClain allows himself to drop his shoulders, tension leaving him as he smiles back.

There will be time to teach Lance all he may need to know.

“Okay, now, you are going to lead, ready -? Woah, hold up - Ow- Careful with your heel, son -”

For now, he teaches his son how to dance.

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The Midheaven - A Staircase to the Highest Star

The Midheaven or tenth house cusp is the highest point in the sky and in the natal chart. A trusty astrologer I once confided in referred to the Midheaven sign as ‘where you want to be’. The Midheaven refers to one’s desires career wise, the approach to one’s profession, dreams, and the public image. In many ways it is like a hologram of the face we want to become, and can become, like a swirling energy we emit to the world. Because the tenth house is an angular house, it pertains to a major focus of the chart. The MC is like a blueprint of the future we dream of, and have the capability of achieving if only we reign in on our Capricorn (ruler of the tenth house) spirit. We are elevated through the Midheaven and develop our single consciousness whilst retaining our understanding of the oneness we all share. It’s the kind of impact we want to have on the world, but through an authentic self expression. .

Midheaven in Aries: The image here is bright, sparkling, and stimulating. The individual may appear more reckless and perilous than he truly is. He dreams of pioneering into new territory and rarely tolerates professions that are repetitive or mundane. He dreams of one day becoming more adventurous, self assured, and confident. The public loves him for his childlike spirit and enthusiasm.
The associated careers could be childcare, engineering, sports, politics. He is at his most radiant when in the midst of their work or passions. He may streak through many new jobs and professional pathways.

Midheaven in Taurus: A gentle, moving, and secure public image. The individual has a soothing and earthy effect on others and feels one with nature when working his dream career. The Midheaven in Taurus could relate to creative industries, beauty therapy, finance, accounting, agriculture, wildlife, landscaping, midwifery,  and retail. He will likely be drawn to careers that promise him security financially and job wise. Also those that pay a worthy income - he wants to be at comfort and ease. The public are receptive of his peaceful nature. He may also be very private

Midheaven in Gemini: There will be a spiraling ,erratic energy seeming to radiate from the Gemini Midheaven person. He will likely have good public speaking skills and excel at broadcasting to a large audience. He seems to know what people are thinking. Many careers and educational courses will fascinate him, especially teaching, journalism, writing, media, blogging, although he really is a jack of all trades. He will have trouble pinning down his true hopes and dreams. A profession that provides him the opportunity for communication is imperative, and he may remain a permanent student. He is an inquisitive, and clever spirit at work, and he knows how to mold himself into any archetype the role requires. He will enjoy jobs that provide him the chance to learn.

Midheaven in Cancer: There is a warm, comforting soul music that seems to shine from the Cancer Midheaven. A great need to protect, guard, and look after others associates with this placement, and being a parent could be the dream. The careers that could resonate here include childcare, midwifery, nursing, teaching, cooking, business, finance, psychology, real estate, and photography. The public feel very warmed and cradled by the individual, and he may find people naturally open up to him and share their deepest fears and worries. He has a psychic gauge on what the public wants and needs on very emotional and subconscious levels. The individual may try to comfort others through humor. There is a great need to provide for others.

Midheaven in Leo: The Leo Midheaven person seems to have a radiant, revitalizing, and seductive mist to others. Whether he likes it or not, he may find himself in the spotlight or in the middle of situations just for being himself. Careers that can be associated here include politics, justice, childcare and child protection, creative industries, theatre, management, music, writing, teaching, aged care, disability care, social work, and nursing. He will likely be very cheerful in his job and know how to make people happy. Something urges him to preserve his youthful appearance in some way. He has a lot of ambition when it comes to the imprint he leaves on the world.

Midheaven in Virgo: Something about the Virgo Midheaven person is his ability to make others feel they can depend on him. There seems to be a very soothing connection with others, like a comforting and wise motherly understanding. This placement suggests the individual will be involved in a subordinate position and one of service. Careers that could resonate here include technology and IT support, nursing, pharmacy, technical skills, machinery, communications, teaching, nature work, accounting, and physiotherapy. There will be a great need to provide for others and show he is worthy of his role. He will appreciate job stability and a chaos free work environment.

Midheaven in Libra: There seems to be a very peaceful and serene mist diffusing from the Libra Midheaven person. People feel instantly at ease and in the company of an old friend upon meeting him. The individual has a very receptive gauge on social undercurrents and a disarming, welcoming, and gentle expression to others. People that have never met him may feel that they already know him. Careers that could associate here include law, psychology, criminal psychology, police work, politics, design, social work, relationship counselling and divorce law, mediation. He will require a high level of tranquility at work and need to restore chaos to calm when conflict ensues. His more temperamental, justice seeking, and debating side may emerge when in the workplace. He needs a good work/life balance.

Midheaven in Scorpio: You can forgive people for feeling a little intimidated, a little seduced, and a little perplexed when contemplating a Scorpio Midheaven. He has a psychic awareness on how to soothe the public and likes to keep very private in his affairs. The individual leaves a very thick, resonant energy on his surroundings and seems to remain long after his body vanishes. Careers that could relate to this placement include pharmacy, medicine, psychology, science, nursing, research, law and justice, criminology, biology and marine biology, midwifery, radiography, and politics. He may appear more self assured and guarded than he really is. He just moves people - and doesn’t know how or why. In many ways, he is unforgettable.

Midheaven in Sagittarius: Something like a big bubble of delight pops from the Sagittarius Midheaven person. The individual seems to have an authentic, congenial, and carefree image that is natural and genuine. He easily relates to others and enjoys the opportunities he has to learn. Careers that could be associated here include psychology, medicine, animals and wildlife, flying, teaching, academics, research, sports, motoring, pharmacy, philosophy, writing, air and land travel, and jobs overseas. He may feel he can truly achieve his dream when he relocates and enjoy jobs that are on the move and offer constant change. He likes to become a master of his field. The individual wants to know what the public are thinking. People are very warmed by his humorous, honest, and happy distant spirit. Success is a succession of successes.

Midheaven in Capricorn: You feel like you instantly want to impress the Capricorn Midheaven person. Something about them spells a very proud, ambitious, mature, and wise language. There is a mystery about them and the secrets to success that radiate from their fingertips. The individual has very pronounced dreams and desires. Careers that can associate here include teaching, medicine, law and justice, politics, architecture, town planning, business, police work, management, wildlife preservation. He will likely have a great need to provide for others and a very paternal impact over others. He wants to protect and ensure and knows how to consolidate his talents. Many people have the urgency to naturally rely on him because he makes them feel that everything will be okay. He is the CEO of the cosmos.

Midheaven in Aquarius: Nothing zaps and lights up others like Aquarius Midheaven person. From afar he is jolting, energetic, intelligent, mentally lively, and quirky. Others may view him as more radical, detached, and outlandish than he really is. He will likely desire jobs that provide him a certain amount of stability with a large variety of opportunities and objectives. Careers we could associate with Aquarius Midheaven include science, music, exploration, conservation, animal work, politics, technology, blogging, psychiatry, gaming, social work, and anything that involves the mind. He has a tremendous humanitarian streak and you seem to feel a very maternal and compassionate embrace stirring out of them. There is a need to be protective, make others feel safe, and guide them wisely. He has an acute aptitude for gauging the thoughts of the public, like radio telepathy. 

Midheaven in Pisces: There is an enigmatic, mystic, and puzzling aura filtering from the Pisces Midheaven person. The individual seems timeless, untouchable, and as if he has walked straight from another world. The career path here undergoes many confusing changes and may be hard to pin down. It likely represents an ideal and involves the opportunity to help others. Professions that could resonate here include spiritual work, drug and alcohol nursing and counselling, rehabilitation work, prison work, creative industries, art, theatre, music, writing, and opportunities surrounding the ocean. The public may perceive him to be quite profound, enchanting, and somewhat of a guru. His hands and spirit are encased with healing honey.

-Cherry

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Volks showed off prototypes of a new line called Dollfie Icon at this year’s LA Dolpa. A big surprise and delight for the US fans!
A few points I remember:

Design intended to bridge DD and SD aesthetic

Body and head are matte vinyl - less shiny than DD but same structure

Skin tones can match SD but fantasy colors were also shown

These dolls are still 2-3 years away from production and sale (not guaranteed to ever be produced though, still a prototype)

Hack’d Into Me Heart (Eggsy x Reader)

Character: Eggsy Unwin

Fandom: Kingsman

Categories: Reader Insert, Female!Reader, Hacker!Reader

Title: Hack’d Into Me Heart


Requested by anon:

Could you write an Eggsy where the reader works as a hacker for he kingsmen and they really like each other but they both think the other person hates them but somehow they end up together? You’re writing is amazing!


A/N: I’m terrible with accents, which I’m sure you can tell by the way I write Newt’s. And since I’m bad with Eggsy’s too, and she’s the queen of Kingsman writing (at least for me :3), the lovely @frostniskare helped me with this imagine. Go check out her awesome blog, I personally adore her writing! <3


Her fingers nimbly moved around the keyboard as she knitted her eyebrows together in concentration. Behind her, Merlin observed and examined her work.

“Done” Y/N said as she pushed the last key with a proud grin.

The man smiled a little and placed a supporting hand on her shoulder.

“Well done, Y/N”

She stood up and nodded her head in appreciation.

“Thank you”

At that very moment, Eggsy came into the building and glanced at them.

“Hello, Eggsy” Merlin greeted him simply, taking his seat again since the girl left it free.

“Hi” The boy then glanced at Y/N after replying to the man. Her eyes were on him as well. “Hiya, luv”

“Hello, Eggsy” She replied briefly, walking away and closing the door behind her as she left the room.

With a sigh, the boy plopped down on a chair once she was gone.

“She fuckin’ hates me, don’t she?” He mumbled, leaning his head on the top of the seat and closing his eyes tiredly.

“Why do you think that?” The bald man answered him, still not taking his eyes away from the computer he was working on.

Eggsy shrugged, even if the man wasn’t looking at him still.

“I dunno, she barely looks at me” The boy kept thinking about it, being unable to let it go.

“That doesn’t mean she hates you…” Merlin turned around in his seat to glance at the young man. “She’s a shy girl, that’s all”

Eggsy frowned in apprehension as he thought about it.

“I jus’ feel like she has a problem with me”

Merlin grinned in spite of himself, feeling fond towards the both of them. He had always liked them better than the rest of the boys and girls he had to work with.

And on top of all, he had always thought they would make a lovely couple.

“If I tell you something, do you promise not to tell?”

Eggsy frowned and nodded gravely, wondering what could be so interesting for him to be so secretive about it.

“When we first talked, Y/N kept staring at you admiringly” The man lightly curved up his lips at the memory. He just thought the girl was endearing.

“She did?”

“Yeah, and she told me she looked up to you, because you were so kind and brave” All that said, Merlin turned around dully to face the screen again.

Eggsy grinned proudly once the conversation was over and let his mind drift into daydreams. Mostly including Y/N.

*

On the other room, Y/N stared at the ceiling, sitting down in an armchair.

Every interaction with Eggsy felt cold, awkward and dry.

She felt like he hated her. Even though she tried to be nice to him, she was extremely shy. Whenever he tried to talk to her the girl would just stay silent in embarrassment.

No matter how much she told herself to tell him something in return, to smile at him even. She just couldn’t bring herself to do it, wouldn’t find the courage to do so.

Besides, even if she managed to reply and have an actual conversation, Y/N felt like there was still a long path ahead. It took her so long to get along with people because it was so hard for her to open up.

And she admired Eggsy. She… liked him a lot, ever since they passed the initiation test.

Eggsy was loyal, sweet, caring and selfless. Also a great Kingsman: brave, strong and efficient. Not to mention handsome.

She would love to be his friend, she felt the need to have him around. But she needed to get over her shyness first.

“What’s on your mind, Y/N?” Harry’s posh British accent startled her and dragged her away from her thoughts.

“What?”

“If I may say so, you look preoccupied” The man left his umbrella leaning against the table and calmly sat down in the armchair in front of her.

The girl sighed and bit her lip as she tried to find the right words to express her feelings.

She knew that Harry had been the one to propose Eggsy. That the boy and he were very close. So although it felt embarrassing to talk about it with him, she thought he would know about the boy’s feelings.

And besides, Harry was a wise man and a gentleman. He would definitely give her good advice, and do it politely.

“Could I ask for your advice about something?” Since she knew how important manners were for the man, she made an effort to be extremely polite with him.

Harry smiled a little, noticing her efforts.

“Of course” He nodded a little. “What is it?”

“I want to get someone to like me but I don’t know how” Y/N pouted a bit, thinking that maybe the situation had no solution. “But I think he… they… won’t like me no matter how hard I try”

The man chuckled a little in amusement.

“I don’t want to meddle in business that are not my own, but…” He began to say, shifting in his seat. “I believe that Eggsy likes you very much already, Y/N”

Her eyes went wide with the mention of his name.

“Beg your pardon?” She mumbled, startled.

“That boy obviously has a crush on you, or however you youngsters say nowadays” Harry calmly said, owning up to his gentlemanly nature.

Y/N felt unable to say a word. She blushed deeply and felt flustered about that fact.

“Do you really think so, Harry?” The girl couldn’t help a tiny smile, happy that the boy felt that way.

“I do” The man gave her a sweet smile.

She quickly stood up, feeling the need to go talk to him immediatly and confirm it.

“You should talk to him” The man nodded simply, always maintaining his calm aura and his manners even when he didn’t speak.

Excited, Y/N rushed out of the room to find Eggsy.

*

When she walked back into the computer room, Y/N noticed that the boy wasn’t there anymore. Only Merlin still sat there, distractedly fiddling with the computer and typing randomly on the keyboard.

“Merlin?” When the man turned his head to her voice, she kept talking. “Where’s Eggsy?”

“He was upset about something, so he walked out to have some fresh air”

“What was he upset about?”

She noticed an unusual amused expression on the man’s face and soon after, his eyebrows raised up as the corner of his lips did too.

“Take a wild guess, Y/N” He replied, his voice holding a suggestive hint.

It definitely had something to do with her.

Only heaving a silent sigh and surely not commenting on Merlin’s reply, she walked out of the building.

The man rolled his eyes as she did. He often spoke with Harry about it, since the men had been suffering those two’s situation for a while.

They both realized how Eggsy and Y/N liked each other even if they didn’t notice themselves.

So Merlin just grinned a tiny bit as he thought that maybe they would finally get together, because he secretly enjoyed the idea of them dating.

*

Y/N rubbed her arms just as the cold air hit her once she was outside. Absently  doing so seeking warmth, she looked around for Eggsy.

She spotted him leaning in a street lamp, biting his fingernails with a frown and a distraught expression in his face.

“Eggsy” His name came out almost as a sigh, her lips forming a sweet smile.

He turned his head towards her quickly, startled by the sudden sound of her tender voice.

“Hi” The boy mumbled lowly, staring at her with curious eyes.

For a long moment, they just stood there in an awkward silence. Then she piped up.

“May I ask you a question?” She said, intertwining her fingers behind her back as she took just one step towards him.

The boy grinned, loving the fact that she always was so polite just like Harry tried to show him.

Eggsy’s first instinct was to show her a smirk and be a tad smug about it, replying with something like ‘just did, luv’. But as he watched her shy expression and the small smile on her lips, he grinned fondly and nodded.

“Sure, go ‘head”

“Harry happened to mention something about you, and I…” She bit her lip nervously, not really wanting to embarrass herself in front of him.

“Yeah?”

“He said that you…”

“Spit it out, luv”

“That you… might like me? I just wanted to know if it was true” Of course, Harry didn’t have any reason to lie about it. And she knew the man wouldn’t speak if he wasn’t sure.

Eggsy’s heart skipped a beat and his cheeks started burning.

He decided that it was best to act confident about it and just admit it.

“Its true” He pursed his lips together, cringing as he braced for her reaction.

Honestly, he had no idea how she would react to it.

If what Merlin said was true and she didn’t really hate him and in fact Y/N admired him, maybe she wouldn’t freak out about it.

Certainly, however, the boy was not prepared for her actual response.

“Oh my god, really?!” Y/N squeaked, showing him a big delighted grin that made him smile in relief. “Me too!”

“What?” His jaw dropped.

“I… like you too” She shrugged in a cute way, but he was so dazed by it all for a second that he couldn’t speak.

“Why didn’t ya tell me?”

Her eyes suddenly averted his gaze and settled on the ground beneath them instead, too shy to hold his glare. Besides, the look of his beautiful eyes fazed her.

“I thought there was no way you could like… me” She pronounced the last word as if she was insignificant and not of interest, which annoyed Eggsy.

He saw such a wonderful person in her, and it angered him that she didn’t appreciate herself like he did. That she didn’t see herself with his own eyes so she could realize.

“Are you takin’ the fuckin’ piss?” Eggsy couldn’t really find other way to express his shock.

Y/N chuckled, slightly amused by his surprise.

“I was just so insecure…” Coyly, she scratched her neck as she quietly looked away from him.

“Luv…” He started, showing her a sweet but extroverted and smug grin. “You’re so fuckin’ awesome!”

Y/N felt herself blushing again, and she was self-conscious having him right there, watching how her cheeks turned pink.

“You? You think I’m awesome?” She chuckled in disbelief, and the boy’s grin only widened.

He remembered what Merlin told him, and by the tone in her voice he could tell the man hadn’t been lying.

“Yeah I do! You’re cute, sweet, humble and fuckin’ sick!” He exclaimed to show her how much he appreciated her. “And you’re the best hacker ever”

“Do you really think so?”

“Yeah! You hack’d into me heart, Y/N!” Eggsy felt brave enough to place his hand on her face, caressing her cheek with his thumb.

Bashfully, she took a step back to stay out of his reach.

She wanted to kiss him, she really did, very badly. But she couldn’t bring herself to do so. 

Her heart was also beating so fast inside her chest that it felt like it would explode, and she felt the butterflies in her stomach making her weak and her legs shaky.

Eggsy chuckled, understanding that she was indeed too shy. Y/N didn’t hate him. On the contrary, she liked him a bit too much!

“You’ll be cold” He said, noticing her mild shivering and the fact that she wasn’t wearing a coat in the cold streets. “Let’s go back inside”

“Thanks, Eggsy”

She took a step towards the door, determined to go back in. He, however, held her by the arm and spun her around to face him.

Keeping her close to him with a hand on her back, Eggsy leaned forward to peck her lips softly yet passionately.

He winked at her, a smug yet attractive grin plastered on his lips.

“You’re welcome, Y/N”

Eggsy laughed when she visibly blushed even harder and accompanied her back into the building, watching how she smiled to herself contently.

Delightful Things in Howl’s Moving Castle (the book)

HMC was my favourite book of all time as a kid, and it remains one of my top ten because it is just so delightful. A random sampling of things that just make me smile about this book:

- Howl only offered Calcifer a contract (and gave up his heart) because he felt sorry for him. Sweetest thing in the book for me

- Sophie kept the curse on herself even after Howl & Calcifer got it off, basically out of sheer stubbornness

- Howl’s solution to the Waste was to make a big beautiful garden

- Fanny doing her very best to look after and provide for three headstrong girls and be a good stepmother, and in the end getting a big mansion and nice rich husband

- Howl being Welsh, and speaking Welsh, and fussing over his niece in Welsh (I love the part in Wales, can you tell)

- Martha & Lettie conspiring brilliantly to make their own lives for themselves

- Calcifer singing a Welsh rugby song all the time, which he presumably picked up from Howl in their early years of living together

- Everything about Michael, but especially the fact that he slept on their doorstep and cried on Calcifer and both Howl and Calcifer evidently gave in to their big softie natures and basically adopted him 

- Sophie discovering that being an old lady meant she had free reign to do whatever she wanted, and taking full advantage of that

- Sophie’s brilliantly nosy and relentless cleaning terror campaign

- Ben and Prince Justin being BFFs, to the extent that Prince Justin just ditched his kingdom responsibilities to go rescue his best bro from the Witch

- Sophie being such a big sister to Martha & Lettie

- Everyone’s lives ending up happy and adorable at the end, and all the characters basically becoming a big delightful extended family 

- Everyone being wonderfully, blatantly flawed