So I’ve been sitting on this thought for a while and I just need to get it out there.
So those ships in Beyond, the one that Bones drives? I’m sure everyone noticed that the steering mechanism is remarkably like a motorcycle, and Bones just jumps onto the thing and starts to drive, doesn’t give Spock even a chance, and the guy must be inwardly freaking out.
So imagine this:
Imagine shore leave, and Jim is back planet side and he misses his old bike, so he buys a new one, because he can. And he takes Bones out on rides, just like his dad used to do with his mom. And Bones is just screaming in his ear, and holding on so tight, because Jim is a freaking MANIAC when it comes to driving, and he’s convinced he’s going to fall off, or Jim is going to take a turn too sharply and they’re going to end up road kill - he’s seen the results of motorcycle crashes in the ER far too often.
Imagine Jim stopping in the middle of nowhere, laughing and grinning at Bones, and insisting that if he’s going to complain so much, he should just drive. And Leonard of course thinks Jim is INSANE! Because he’s a doctor, Jim, not a stunt driver. But Jim eventually wears him down, and then every time they go on shore leave after that they take turns riding around the motorcycle (because Jim totally manages to store it somewhere on the Enterprise).
Imagine Bone just automatically swinging up onto the controls of this alien ship, and all the while he’s focusing not on space and the very real possibility of his imminent death, he’s remembering Jim’s smiling face, the feel of his arms wrapped tight around Bones’ waist as they drive around on some alien planet, or on Earth. He remembers those lessons, and he’s so fucking glad that Jim taught him how to drive a death machine because now it’s saved his life and means that he can get back to Jim and hold him again.
I don’t care if you’re “buying the bike” (or think you are) you can ride it AFTER it’s paid for and out of the store. Cuz guess what, brat? If I alert management that you’re riding a bike through the store, they will either tell me to kick you out, or come and kick you out themselves and have me put the bike back on the rack. This is a STORE not a playground.
they do have a knack for finding trouble, and Laura never can resist a challenge. Carmilla goes along because she’d follow this tiny dork and her hero complex to the ends of the earth.
(also, in her view, 80 years max is less a lifetime and more a last hurrah)
so they wind up zooming around Europe on that ridiculous bike Carmilla insisted on buying. “if I can’t go dangerously fast one way, I’ll do it another, cupcake.” they don’t set out to slay dragons like knights on a quest, but somehow they end up doing their fair share anyway.
some dragons they don’t slay. Rupert was a perfect gentleman and invited them to come for tea whenever they next passed through Wales
they meant to settle down, really they did. there’s a tiny hole-in-the-wall apartment in Paris and a townhouse in New York and a slightly dilapidated castle not far from Silas that Carmilla refuses to answer questions about. anywhere they’re together is home, but these bases of operations jointly share the title. home happened. marriage is on the horizon. somehow, though, the actual “settling” part never really panned out.
not to say they never pause for a bit of domestic bliss
(Laura pads across the kitchen floor, barefoot, wearing a quilted silk robe too old and opulent to be hers. she wanders over to the stove and wraps her arms around the would-be chef’s waist.
“you were muttering incantations in your sleep again.”
Carmilla leans back against her, a smile in her voice as she says, “was I?”
“mm-hm. you should probably give that grimoire a rest.” Laura’s nose wrinkles. “also I’m pretty sure you’re burning the eggs.”
“am not.” but Carmilla slides the pan off the gas burner all the same.)
Laura takes a job at Silas, ignoring the oddly desperate interview and the fact that nobody cares about her age. it’s the only place that doesn’t object if a professor goes missing for weeks when certain planets align, or during every total lunar eclipse. her students certainly never complain.
it’s not exactly the ever-after either of them grew up wanting. but it’s happier than either could have dreamed
Woman tries to steal my safety, gets a criminal record.
Last saturday I rode to my town’s street mall, free motorcycle parking.
My bike has a helmet strap lock, it looks like you can just grab my
helmet and take off, but you can’t. After lunch I saw a woman trying to
get my helmet detached. Shitty right? Just cut somebody’s seatbelts
off next time. Luckily, there was a mall cop nearby. I filled him in
and told him I was going to confront her. As casually as I could I
wandered over and started asking her questions. "Wow, what year is
that? That an 800cc?“ Don’t see too many woman riders.” The mall cop
was standing behind her the whole time. At first she answered, but then
told me to fuck off. "Hold on, I’m interested in buying your bike"
She said “You can’t have my bike, Fuck Off.” Fuck you, this is MY bike, get away from it.
She got up all huffy and swearing at me. Well a real policeman ended
up approaching us and she turned to leave and ran into the mall cop. He
grabbed her arm. We filled the real cop in as she tried to wriggle
out. The mall cop had been filming on his phone and showed the real
officer. She was taken to the station, immediately released, but still
got a $800 charge for attempted robbery and a court date.
Woman tries to steal my safety, gets a criminal record.
Last saturday I rode to my town’s street mall, free motorcycle parking. My bike has a helmet strap lock, it looks like you can just grab my helmet and take off, but you can’t. After lunch I saw a woman trying to get my helmet detached. Sh*tty right? Just cut somebody’s seatbelts off next time. Luckily, there was a mall cop nearby. I filled him in and told him I was going to confront her. As casually as I could I wandered over and started asking her questions. “Wow, what year is that? That an 800cc?” Don’t see too many woman riders.“ The mall cop was standing behind her the whole time. At first she answered, but then told me to f*ck off. "Hold on, I’m interested in buying your bike” She said “You can’t have my bike, F*ck Off.”
F*ck you, this is MY bike, get away from it. She got up all huffy and swearing at me. Well a real policeman ended up approaching us and she turned to leave and ran into the mall cop. He grabbed her arm. We filled the real cop in as she tried to wriggle out. The mall cop had been filming on his phone and showed the real officer. She was taken to the station, immediately released, but still got a $800 charge for attempted robbery and a court date.
1. Go roller blading in the park 2. Get as tan and as blond as when I was a kid 3. Have water balloon fight 4. Play in sprinkler 5. Go to pool 10 times 6. Bike ride 7. Buy a bunch of glow sticks and play in pool at night 8. Read 20 books 9. Sleep outside on a starry night 10. Go on road trip 11. Do something amazing for fourth of July 12. Have party around fourth of July with friends, go to park have everyone pitch in on bringing something, appetizers, fruit, deserts, fireworks, body paint, etc. (make group text and invite a bunch of friends) 13. Go to fourth of July fair at rascals stadium one night/day 14. Go to grants farm 15. Go to zoo 16. Go to arch 17. Go to summer concert 18. Wash my car in bathing suit 19. Make summer playlist 20. Use Victoria secret gift card 21. Go shopping at strip mall 22. Have bonfire 23. Practice guitar 24. Write a song 25. Fall in love 26. Have picnic 27. Tie dye shirts 28. Dance in rain 29. Create summer scrapbook 30. Make mix cd’s for friends 31. Make s’mores 32. No limits truth or dare party with a bunch of friends 33. Kiss a different guy every week 34. Start a collection of something 35. Wear bold lipstick for a day 36. Curly hair and wear dress for a day 37. Get drunk with friends in middle of the day 38. Do something that scares me 39. Make daiquiris with friends 40. Keep a memory jar 41. Buy a memory jar 42. Kiss a stranger 43. Scavenger hunt at Walmart 44. Go camping 45. get a bunch of friends together and play a bunch of old board games outside in swimsuits 46. play tennis 47. play basketball 48. play volleyball 49. take pictures everyday 50. feed ducks at park 51. Bring drinks and snacks to pool and spend day there with playlist 52. Go to cardinals game 53. Movie night with friends 54. Make fall bucket list
55. Rock climb
i'm demonkin, specifically one that would dwell in a darker area rather than a fire-type area. i'm thinking maybe a cave? i'm not positive. additionally, my parents make me attend a christian school, so i'm basically frowned upon all day, could i get some tips/pointers?
Oh, demonkin! I call it, my ask to answer now.
Firstly, darkness would be good if you can. I think several stores like Jysk or Ikea sell blackout curtains you can get for your room. However, because you will undoubtedly get less sunlight, take vitamin supplements. (I think C or D is from sunlight, don’t quote me on that.)
Bundle up in dark clothes, too. Less on your skin.
If you can drive, maybe try for a motorcycle license. It’s winter and the best time to buy; and bikes are a very ‘demonic’ coded thing. Plus, once you’re good enough to go fast, it feels like you’re flying. (Night rides are the best.)
Now, for school. I’ve never had to go to a Christian school, so take this analytically- pretend you’re a spy, maybe? You’re a spy watching everyone to get to know their tricks so you and everyone else in Hell can thwart them later. It is very difficult to hear any rhetoric over and over and not start to believe it, so keep that in mind.
You can also get books on demonology (I own one volume of the Dictionnaire Infernal) and if your parents ask, tell them it’s best to ‘know thy enemy’ when in reality it just helps to know who your friends would be.
Being a witch helps, as black magic is very well a thing and depending on your beliefs, acceptable to use. Being a witch is a sin to most Abrahamic religions as far as I am aware, so it might help you feel more demonic.
But if you could somehow switch schools, consider your options and go for a different school. Christian schools in my area are better funded than public schools, but if the rhetoric gets that bad, it is an option.
Don’t be rude to Christians, though. Don’t do the whole blasphemy thing. It’s fine to not agree but don’t be rude about it, yeah?
⇢ “After being traded in July 2013, Seguin moved into the same building where Benn and his brother and fellow Star Jordie shared a unit, the three carpooling to and from the rink. When Seguin bought a house in the offseason in 2014, about a month later Benn bought one about three blocks away. In spite of the fact that the two lived near each other, Benn contemplated buying a bike to make the travel time shorter between the two homes, something Seguin delighted in sharing and ribbing Benn about. Too close to drive, Benn explained with a shrug that might’ve been a little sheepish.”
A/n: There’s a also an A/N at the end, but. I think this chapter is a tad shorter. yesterday night I had hit post limit around 9:30 so I just wrote and I was in my Valdaya feels till 3 in the morning. I’m always in my Valdaya feels. anyway here it is and make sure to read the A/N at the end.