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Not Much but Perfect

Originally posted by a-mystical-nerd

Author’s Note: This is a Juan-Carlos “Juice” Ortiz imagine based on Is This Love? by Bob Marley as requested by a lovely Nonny as well as imagine number 1 for MM12. This imagine is rated M for mention abuse so **TW** if this is something triggering for you, please don’t read! Hope you all enjoy!


Not Much but Perfect

-XX-
I wanna love you and treat you right;
I wanna love you every day and every night:
We’ll be together with a roof right over our heads;
We’ll share the shelter of my single bed;
We’ll share the same room, yeah! - for Jah provide the bread.
Is this love - is this love - is this love -
Is this love that I’m feelin’?
Is this love - is this love - is this love -
Is this love that I’m feelin’?
I wanna know - wanna know - wanna know now!
I got to know - got to know - got to know now!

I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I - I’m willing and able,
So I throw my cards on your table!
I wanna love you - I wanna love and treat - love and treat you right;
I wanna love you every day and every night:
We’ll be together, yeah! - with a roof right over our heads;
We’ll share the shelter, yeah, oh now! - of my single bed;
We’ll share the same room, yeah! - for Jah provide the bread.
-XX-

“Do you trust me?” Juan holds a hand out to her and looking between him and the man vibrating with anger beside her, she swallows. “Yes or no?”

“What do you think Oli? You think biker boy is going to be able to protect you? He aint shit! I’m family Oli, I’m family,” Jason’s voice carries a familiar lick of heat that Olivia’s felt the wrath of her entire life, and whether it’s lingering loyalty or fear that has her hesitating she doesn’t know and Jason is quick to capitalize. He wraps a hand tight around her wrist, tugging sharply until she stumbles against him and with a vice like grip on her neck he forces her to look up at him.

He hadn’t always been this way. Once upon a time Jason was not just her big brother but her best friend, but life and all of its circumstances changed him; hardened him into someone she barely recognizes.

Juan takes a step towards them and when Jason notices his grip tightens dragging a soft gasp of pain from Olivia’s lips.

“Jason, please,” her voice is small as pain radiates down her spine. “You have to let me go.”

“Fine,” Jason spits loosening his grip and taking no chances Juan steps close, taking her hand. He wraps an arm around her back, his hand rubbing to soothe the ache. “We’ll see how long he wants to keep you. Don’t think you can come running back here when biker boy gets bored with you!” Jason’s anger follows them out.

::

With her face pressed to Juan’s back she cried the whole ride to Charming. She and Juan have been seeing each other for nearly a year now and in that time she managed to sneak to a party or two, but she still doesn’t really know what to make of Juan’s friends and family, or what they make of her; and as screwed up as things are in the tiny house she shares with Jason, at least there she knows where she stands.

Most of the time.

The roar of Juan’s bike dies away and taking a deep shaky breath Olivia opens her eyes. She’s perplexed when she finds that they are parked in the parking lot of an apartment complex.

“Where are we?” she asks taking the hand that Juan holds out to her.

“My apartment,” he says wrapping an arm around her shoulders as he leads her to a set of stairs. “I love my brothers, don’t get me wrong, but I couldn’t live at the clubhouse, not full time anyway.” His voice is light as he pulls keys from his pocket, and unlocking the door in silence he pushes the door open.

Stepping inside Olivia is struck by how clean everything is. She shouldn’t be so surprised, for a biker Juan sure is neat, and biting back a smile she takes everything in. The furniture is simple, leaning a little towards sleek, and everything about the décor screams unapologetically male; and looking she sees the strip of photos they took together at fun town staring back at her from where it hands on a small bulletin board near the couch.

“I know it’s not much,” he says and turning she smiles at him.

“It’s perfect.”

-XX-
Is this love - is this love - is this love -
Is this love that I’m feelin’?
Is this love - is this love - is this love -
Is this love that I’m feelin’?
Wo-o-o-oah! Oh yes, I know; yes, I know - yes, I know now!
Yes, I know; yes, I know - yes, I know now!

I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I - I’m willing and able,
So I throw my cards on your table!
See: I wanna love ya, I wanna love and treat ya -
love and treat ya right.
I wanna love you every day and every night:
We’ll be together, with a roof right over our heads!
We’ll share the shelter of my single bed;
We’ll share the same room, yeah! Jah provide the bread.
We’ll share the shelter of my single bed
-XX-

She settled into her life with Juan. The first few days were spent wrapped in each other’s arms, but the shiny bubble they’d built for each other was quickly popped by the call for a long run, so while Juan was away Olivia made herself busy. She found herself a job, and as wonderful as the offer for a job at TM from Gemma was she wanted something that was truly hers, and for the first time in longer than she can remember she finds herself thankful for the years of retail hell she endured as she managed to get herself hired on as manager at one of the boutiques on main street.

Her eyes flit to the clock above the stove. 8:45. Juan said they’d be wrapped up at the clubhouse by 9, and turning back to the dishes she lets her mind wander. She always knew life could be this way, despite the things Jason said to her. She always knew that love could be good, kind, the way it is with Juan, the way it was with her Mom and Dad, before he started drinking, before she stopped caring.

“Babe?” Juan’s voice startles her from her thoughts and turning she drops the glass she was washing, jumping when it shatters on the kitchen floor, and immediately she’s on her knees.

“I’m sorry, I’m so sorry,” the words rush from her mouth as she picks up the broken shards, panic filling her so fully that she barely notices that the glass cuts into her.

“Olivia, hey,” Juan’s voice is soft as he kneels across from her, hands wrapping softly around her wrists, stilling her. She lifts flooded eyes to his, shaking almost uncontrollably. “It’s okay, it’s just a glass.”

“I-I’m sorry,” she doesn’t understand where the panic comes from, she’s been doing so well lately, and here she sits looking like an idiot as she cries over a broken glass.

“Go clean yourself up, I’ll take care of this,” Juan’s voice soothes her and nodding she walks on shaky legs to the bathroom.

::

Her head lifts at the sound of his knocking and offering a smile he slips inside.

“Hey,” Juan murmurs as he takes the balled up tissue from her hand, and studying her wounds he sets to work cleaning them up. She goes to open her mouth but he just shakes his head. “Don’t. I know you’re going to say you’re sorry, again. You have nothing to be sorry for.”

“I was back there again,” she confesses on a wince as Juan dabs at the shallow nicks on her fingers. “It’s been a couple of months now…and something so easy took me right back, just like that.” She snaps the fingers on her unwounded hand so loudly it echoes off the bathroom walls.

“I’m no psychologist Olivia, but years of abuse, that’s bound to…”

“Mess someone up?” she offers bluntly.

“Yeah…”

“What are you doing with someone like me Juan?” she asks even though she’s uncertain if she’s ready to hear his answer. “You don’t like mess, and yet here I am.”

“I love you Olivia,” his answer is so simple she can’t help the smile that lifts her lips. “Doesn’t matter to me how much of a mess you think you are. I love you, and if you don’t mind I think I’m going to go right on loving you for as long as I possibly can.”

“I know I’m not much Juan…”

“You’re perfect…”

High Times, the 'Coca-Cola' of cannabis media, was acquired by Damian Marley and a group of investors

(Snoop Dogg appears on the July, 2002 cover of High Times.High Times)

High Times, one of the oldest cannabis-centric media companies, was acquired by a group of investors including Damian Marley. 

Venture capitalist Adam Levin led the acquisition through his new firm, Oreva Capital, partnering with Damian Marley’s newly-public company Stony Hill, Ean Seeb, the founder of Denver Relief Consulting, a Colorado dispensary, and 17 other partners in the cannabis, real estate, and technology space.

The group acquired a 60% controlling stake which valued the magazine at $70 million. 

“High Times, to me, is the Coca-Cola of the industry,” Levin told Business Insider. “And obviously, cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries today.”

Damian Marley, Bob Marley’s son as well as a musician and cannabis investor, said he had used High Times when he was “growing herb” in high school to differentiate between male and female plants (the female plants produce THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis).

“High Times also had me daydreaming of so many beautiful strains that at the time I had not yet had the chance to experience,” Marley said in a statement. “It is now an honor to be a part of the High Times legacy that I’ve been a fan of for so many years.”

Levin will take over as CEO with plans to re-build the brand — it moved its headquarters to Los Angeles in January — to capture what he says is High Times’ “brand equity” with events like the Cannabis Cup. The company will operate as High Times Holding Company (HTHC). 

“To be the front-and-center of an industry with a brand that hasn’t been monetized, that’s the appeal,” Levin said, discussing his plans to transition High Times from a print business to a more “diversified” digital media and events company. 

“At the end of the day, we’re the trusted brand to a consumer audience that’s growing on a day-to-day basis and massively evolving from the typical stoner audience, to an everyday consumer type of audience,” Levin said. 

(Adam Levin will take over as CEO for High Times.Provided by Jon Cappetta)

“High Times is the brand that they trust, and High Times is the brand that they see the affiliation with and that they identify with,” he added. 

Levin has a background buying what he says are “undervalued” media companies through his firm, Vert Capital.

Buying High Times was a “unique opportunity,” Levin said,  "and it’s a unique opportunity at the right time in history.“

Cannabis, both adult use and medical, is legal in eight states with five states voting to legalize during the November election. Legalization will also be debated in Vermont during a special House session this summer, with more states planning to introduce legislation in the coming months. 

The federal government classifies cannabis a Schedule 1 drug, putting it in the same category as heroin — and the government can restrict cross-state shipment and financing as a result.

High Times was founded in 1974 in New York City as an alternative magazine devoted to cannabis. It has a print circulation of 236,000 subscriptions and reaches 20 million unique views with its digital presence, as of this year. 

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High Times, the 'Coca-Cola' of cannabis media, was acquired for $70 million by Damian Marley and a group of investors

(Snoop Dogg appears on the July, 2002 cover of High Times.High Times)

High Times, one of the oldest cannabis-centric media companies, was acquired by a group of investors including Damian Marley. 

Venture capitalist Adam Levin led the $70 million acquisition through his new firm, Oreva Capital, partnering with Damian Marley’s newly-public company Stony Hill, Ean Seeb, the founder of Denver Relief Consulting, a Colorado dispensary, and 17 other partners in the cannabis, real estate, and technology space.

“High Times, to me, is the Coca-Cola of the industry,” Levin told Business Insider. “And obviously, cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries today.”

Damian Marley, Bob Marley’s son as well as a musician and cannabis investor, said he had used High Times when he was “growing herb” in high school to differentiate between male and female plants (the female plants produce THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis).

“High Times also had me daydreaming of so many beautiful strains that at the time I had not yet had the chance to experience,” Marley said in a statement. “It is now an honor to be a part of the High Times legacy that I’ve been a fan of for so many years.”

Levin will take over as CEO with plans to re-build the brand — it moved its headquarters to Los Angeles in January — to capture what he says is High Times’ “brand equity” with events like the Cannabis Cup. The company will operate as High Times Holding Company (HTHC). 

“To be the front-and-center of an industry with a brand that hasn’t been monetized, that’s the appeal,” Levin said, discussing his plans to transition High Times from a print business to a more “diversified” digital media and events company. 

“At the end of the day, we’re the trusted brand to a consumer audience that’s growing on a day-to-day basis and massively evolving from the typical stoner audience, to an everyday consumer type of audience,” Levin said. 

(Adam Levin will take over as CEO for High Times.Provided by Jon Cappetta)

“High Times is the brand that they trust, and High Times is the brand that they see the affiliation with and that they identify with,” he added. 

Levin has a background buying what he says are “undervalued” media companies through his firm, Vert Capital.

Buying High Times was a “unique opportunity,” Levin said,  "and it’s a unique opportunity at the right time in history.“

Cannabis, both adult use and medical, is legal in eight states with five states voting to legalize during the November election. Legalization will also be debated in Vermont during a special House session this summer, with more states planning to introduce legislation in the coming months. 

The federal government classifies cannabis a Schedule 1 drug, putting it in the same category as heroin — and the government can restrict cross-state shipment and financing as a result.

High Times was founded in 1974 in New York City as an alternative magazine devoted to cannabis. It has a print circulation of 236,000 subscriptions and reaches 20 million unique views with its digital presence, as of this year. 

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High Times, the 'Coca-Cola' of cannabis media, was acquired for $70 million by Damian Marley and a group of investors

(Snoop Dogg appears on the July, 2002 cover of High Times.High Times)

High Times, one of the oldest cannabis-centric media companies, was acquired by a group of investors including Damian Marley. 

Venture capitalist Adam Levin led the $70 million acquisition through his new firm, Oreva Capital, partnering with Damian Marley’s newly-public company Stony Hill, Ean Seeb, the founder of Denver Relief Consulting, a Colorado dispensary, and 17 other partners in the cannabis, real estate, and technology space.

“High Times, to me, is the Coca-Cola of the industry,” Levin told Business Insider. “And obviously, cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries today.”

Damian Marley, Bob Marley’s son as well as a musician and cannabis investor, said he had used High Times when he was “growing herb” in high school to differentiate between male and female plants (the female plants produce THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis).

“High Times also had me daydreaming of so many beautiful strains that at the time I had not yet had the chance to experience,” Marley said in a statement. “It is now an honor to be a part of the High Times legacy that I’ve been a fan of for so many years.”

Levin will take over as CEO with plans to re-build the brand — it moved its headquarters to Los Angeles in January — to capture what he says is High Times’ “brand equity” with events like the Cannabis Cup. The company will operate as High Times Holding Company (HTHC). 

“To be the front-and-center of an industry with a brand that hasn’t been monetized, that’s the appeal,” Levin said, discussing his plans to transition High Times from a print business to a more “diversified” digital media and events company. 

“At the end of the day, we’re the trusted brand to a consumer audience that’s growing on a day-to-day basis and massively evolving from the typical stoner audience, to an everyday consumer type of audience,” Levin said. 

(Adam Levin will take over as CEO for High Times.Provided by Jon Cappetta)

“High Times is the brand that they trust, and High Times is the brand that they see the affiliation with and that they identify with,” he added. 

Levin has a background buying what he says are “undervalued” media companies through his firm, Vert Capital.

Buying High Times was a “unique opportunity,” Levin said,  "and it’s a unique opportunity at the right time in history.“

Cannabis, both adult use and medical, is legal in eight states with five states voting to legalize during the November election. Legalization will also be debated in Vermont during a special House session this summer, with more states planning to introduce legislation in the coming months. 

The federal government classifies cannabis a Schedule 1 drug, putting it in the same category as heroin — and the government can restrict cross-state shipment and financing as a result.

High Times was founded in 1974 in New York City as an alternative magazine devoted to cannabis. It has a print circulation of 236,000 subscriptions and reaches 20 million unique views with its digital presence, as of this year. 

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High Times, the 'Coca-Cola' of cannabis media, was acquired for $70 million by Damian Marley and a group of investors

(Snoop Dogg appears on the July, 2002 cover of High Times.High Times)

High Times, one of the oldest cannabis-centric media companies, was acquired by a group of investors including Damian Marley. 

Venture capitalist Adam Levin led the $70 million acquisition through his new firm, Oreva Capital, partnering with Damian Marley’s newly-public company Stony Hill, Ean Seeb, the founder of Denver Relief Consulting, a Colorado dispensary, and 17 other partners in the cannabis, real estate, and technology space.

“High Times, to me, is the Coca-Cola of the industry,” Levin told Business Insider. “And obviously, cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries today.”

Damian Marley, Bob Marley’s son as well as a musician and cannabis investor, said he had used High Times when he was “growing herb” in high school to differentiate between male and female plants (the female plants produce THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis).

“High Times also had me daydreaming of so many beautiful strains that at the time I had not yet had the chance to experience,” Marley said in a statement. “It is now an honor to be a part of the High Times legacy that I’ve been a fan of for so many years.”

Levin will take over as CEO with plans to re-build the brand — it moved its headquarters to Los Angeles in January — to capture what he says is High Times’ “brand equity” with events like the Cannabis Cup. The company will operate as High Times Holding Company (HTHC). 

“To be the front-and-center of an industry with a brand that hasn’t been monetized, that’s the appeal,” Levin said, discussing his plans to transition High Times from a print business to a more “diversified” digital media and events company. 

“At the end of the day, we’re the trusted brand to a consumer audience that’s growing on a day-to-day basis and massively evolving from the typical stoner audience, to an everyday consumer type of audience,” Levin said. 

(Adam Levin will take over as CEO for High Times.Provided by Jon Cappetta)

“High Times is the brand that they trust, and High Times is the brand that they see the affiliation with and that they identify with,” he added. 

Levin has a background buying what he says are “undervalued” media companies through his firm, Vert Capital.

Buying High Times was a “unique opportunity,” Levin said,  "and it’s a unique opportunity at the right time in history.“

Cannabis, both adult use and medical, is legal in eight states with five states voting to legalize during the November election. Legalization will also be debated in Vermont during a special House session this summer, with more states planning to introduce legislation in the coming months. 

The federal government classifies cannabis a Schedule 1 drug, putting it in the same category as heroin — and the government can restrict cross-state shipment and financing as a result.

High Times was founded in 1974 in New York City as an alternative magazine devoted to cannabis. It has a print circulation of 236,000 subscriptions and reaches 20 million unique views with its digital presence, as of this year. 

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High Times, the 'Coca-Cola' of cannabis media, was acquired for $70 million by Damian Marley and a group of investors

(Snoop Dogg appears on the July, 2002 cover of High Times.High Times)

High Times, one of the oldest cannabis-centric media companies, was acquired by a group of investors including Damian Marley. 

Venture capitalist Adam Levin led the $70 million acquisition through his new firm, Oreva Capital, partnering with Damian Marley’s newly-public company Stony Hill, Ean Seeb, the founder of Denver Relief Consulting, a Colorado dispensary, and 17 other partners in the cannabis, real estate, and technology space.

“High Times, to me, is the Coca-Cola of the industry,” Levin told Business Insider. “And obviously, cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries today.”

Damian Marley, Bob Marley’s son as well as a musician and cannabis investor, said he had used High Times when he was “growing herb” in high school to differentiate between male and female plants (the female plants produce THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis).

“High Times also had me daydreaming of so many beautiful strains that at the time I had not yet had the chance to experience,” Marley said in a statement. “It is now an honor to be a part of the High Times legacy that I’ve been a fan of for so many years.”

Levin will take over as CEO with plans to re-build the brand — it moved its headquarters to Los Angeles in January — to capture what he says is High Times’ “brand equity” with events like the Cannabis Cup. The company will operate as High Times Holding Company (HTHC). 

“To be the front-and-center of an industry with a brand that hasn’t been monetized, that’s the appeal,” Levin said, discussing his plans to transition High Times from a print business to a more “diversified” digital media and events company. 

“At the end of the day, we’re the trusted brand to a consumer audience that’s growing on a day-to-day basis and massively evolving from the typical stoner audience, to an everyday consumer type of audience,” Levin said. 

(Adam Levin will take over as CEO for High Times.Provided by Jon Cappetta)

“High Times is the brand that they trust, and High Times is the brand that they see the affiliation with and that they identify with,” he added. 

Levin has a background buying what he says are “undervalued” media companies through his firm, Vert Capital.

Buying High Times was a “unique opportunity,” Levin said,  "and it’s a unique opportunity at the right time in history.“

Cannabis, both adult use and medical, is legal in eight states with five states voting to legalize during the November election. Legalization will also be debated in Vermont during a special House session this summer, with more states planning to introduce legislation in the coming months. 

The federal government classifies cannabis a Schedule 1 drug, putting it in the same category as heroin — and the government can restrict cross-state shipment and financing as a result.

High Times was founded in 1974 in New York City as an alternative magazine devoted to cannabis. It has a print circulation of 236,000 subscriptions and reaches 20 million unique views with its digital presence, as of this year. 

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High Times, the 'Coca-Cola' of cannabis media, was acquired for $70 million by Damian Marley and a group of investors

(Snoop Dogg appears on the July, 2002 cover of High Times.High Times)

High Times, one of the oldest cannabis-centric media companies, was acquired by a group of investors including Damian Marley. 

Venture capitalist Adam Levin led the $70 million acquisition through his new firm, Oreva Capital, partnering with Damian Marley’s newly-public company Stony Hill, Ean Seeb, the founder of Denver Relief Consulting, a Colorado dispensary, and 17 other partners in the cannabis, real estate, and technology space.

“High Times, to me, is the Coca-Cola of the industry,” Levin told Business Insider. “And obviously, cannabis is one of the fastest growing industries today.”

Damian Marley, Bob Marley’s son as well as a musician and cannabis investor, said he had used High Times when he was “growing herb” in high school to differentiate between male and female plants (the female plants produce THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis).

“High Times also had me daydreaming of so many beautiful strains that at the time I had not yet had the chance to experience,” Marley said in a statement. “It is now an honor to be a part of the High Times legacy that I’ve been a fan of for so many years.”

Levin will take over as CEO with plans to re-build the brand — it moved its headquarters to Los Angeles in January — to capture what he says is High Times’ “brand equity” with events like the Cannabis Cup. The company will operate as High Times Holding Company (HTHC). 

“To be the front-and-center of an industry with a brand that hasn’t been monetized, that’s the appeal,” Levin said, discussing his plans to transition High Times from a print business to a more “diversified” digital media and events company. 

“At the end of the day, we’re the trusted brand to a consumer audience that’s growing on a day-to-day basis and massively evolving from the typical stoner audience, to an everyday consumer type of audience,” Levin said. 

(Adam Levin will take over as CEO for High Times.Provided by Jon Cappetta)

“High Times is the brand that they trust, and High Times is the brand that they see the affiliation with and that they identify with,” he added. 

Levin has a background buying what he says are “undervalued” media companies through his firm, Vert Capital.

Buying High Times was a “unique opportunity,” Levin said,  "and it’s a unique opportunity at the right time in history.“

Cannabis, both adult use and medical, is legal in eight states with five states voting to legalize during the November election. Legalization will also be debated in Vermont during a special House session this summer, with more states planning to introduce legislation in the coming months. 

The federal government classifies cannabis a Schedule 1 drug, putting it in the same category as heroin — and the government can restrict cross-state shipment and financing as a result.

High Times was founded in 1974 in New York City as an alternative magazine devoted to cannabis. It has a print circulation of 236,000 subscriptions and reaches 20 million unique views with its digital presence, as of this year. 

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