bordeaux tie

anonymous asked:

Mafia Boss!Kuroo meeting & falling in love with his s/o (& how he acts in a relationship)?? How protective would he be of his s/o, of his identity if at all, does she know, etc!

[Anon, YOU HAVE COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE, A MAFIA AU IS RIGHT UP MY ALLEY HUEHUEHUE]

  • Mafia Boss!Kuroo would have a famiglia mainly consisting of stealthy spies, hackers and some assassins
  • From time to time he would work together with the police, his contact person being Detective!Sawamura, whom he would sometimes sell inside information (if it benefited his own cause)
  • He would generally try to avoid being too much in the limelight, especially during meetings with other mafia bosses, preferring to observe and use certain situations to his benefit, preferring manipulation and blackmailing to open aggressiveness
  • He would have a habit of disguising himself, when walking on the open street; finding that being away from the mafia for just a little bit mended the darkness that sometimes seemed to suffocate him
  • As the boss of his famiglia, he would usually wear his hair slicked back, a rather elegant, tailored black suit with a bordeaux coloured tie completing his look
  • Whenever he had the urge to get away and clear his head, he wouldn’t bother styling his hair, resulting in his trademark I-stuffed-my-head-between-two-pillows bedhead look
  • His casual clothing would be rather laid-back, as he would usually pair a simple pair of jeans, with a basic shirt and a dark jacket
  • The responsibility of a mafia boss, accompanied by having witnessed that last glint of emotion flickering in someone’s eyes as they drew their last breath an enormous amount of times, would have left their marks on Kuroo’s face - and yet there would still be that youthfulness in his eyes, shining through whenever he found himself intrigued by something that did not have to do with killing
  • Since he always had an affinity for dogs, he would keep two Dobermans at his side, and while they would be rather playful around him, they would somehow always sense when they needed to surround themselves in a serious, dangerous aura, bringing their intimidation factor to a whole new level

  • All he wanted to do on the fateful day, when he met the love of his life, would be to buy dog treats
  • He wanted to buy really good ones, for times when he wanted to pamper his dogs for being exceptionally good companions; opting out of ordering them online because he would have wanted it to make more personal, even though his dogs certainly wouldn’t care either way
  • And as fate would have it, his future significant other owned a small pet store, full of pet accessories, books about pet ownership and treats/food that was specifically produced for a healthy and balanced diet
  • Kuroo would have heard of that store, knowing that the customer service there was exceptionally well and that the owner was well-versed with different dog breeds and their specific diets
  • He would have been excited, surprisingly more for himself than his dogs, when he got ready for his stroll out in the safer part of his city
  • Walking into the pet store, he could hear a small bell chime as the door behind him slowly swung shut
  • The near arrangement and organization would surprise him, most of the small stores he had been too looked rather messy, forcing him to waste more time on looking for something than he usually liked to
  •  He would walk straight to the dog section, eyeing some treats as a soft voice greeted him behind his back
  • Kuroo would scold himself for being so careless; he usually wouldn’t allow himself to get blinded by something that seemed so peaceful and…  normal
  • He would shift his body a little, turning his head into the direction he heard the voice coming from
  • He would be captivated by their eyes, the sincerity benevolence shining through
  • It would almost feel like there was an invisible force gently tucking at his fingertips, with an intent to pull him closer to that stranger
  • Kuroo would snap out of his trance, as he heard the bell chime again, his eyes shifting automatically to the person that had just walked in
  • He would greet the pet store owner with a throaty voice; for some reason his mouth started feeling incredibly dry
  • He would choose some random treats, feeling restless all of a sudden; he would be hit by the realization that he had let himself become careless, unable to control the situation and what could happen without him being able to defend himself (safe for the pocket knife he always carried with him)
  • Wanting to pay for the treats and just get out of the situation, the pet store owner would gently ask about the breed he was buying those treats for and Kuroo would feel a slight hint of annoyance flare up inside of him
  • He would know that this stranger wanted to help him, especially because they had an amazingly good reputation of being knowledgeable and yet his top priority in that moment was to get away from that strange place that had tricked him into letting his guard down
  • His eyes would represent his rather gloomy attitude, a threatening glint looming inside of them
  • Kuroo would commend their ability to stay as gentle as they were in this situation, because he knew exactly how easily he could make others back down with just one glance of this caliber
  • He would cock his head to the side, listening to them, ask he answered their questions about his Dobermans; he did come with the intention to get some good quality treats after all, his pride not allowing him to back down, no matter how dangerous the situation could be for him
  • Eventually the store owner would hand him the right treats, their hands softly brushing against his as he took them
  • Kuroo would pay, stealing one more lingering glance as he walked out of the door, feeling a sensation he hadn’t felt in a long time when he stepped onto the pavement
  • It was drizzling outside and Kuroo would stay for a moment, feeling the pleasant cold falling onto his skin

  • Kuroo would keep his mafia life a secret from his significant other, either telling them that he was the head of a company or skillfully tiptoeing around that subject, telling them vaguely that he did something similar to a debt collector
  • Despite being careful, he would know how reckless meeting them was, not just because he could easily be targeted, but because he would bring an innocent life into this; a life that meant more to him than his own existence
  • He would end up inventing an entirely new life for himself, just for the sake of keeping his partner out of his mafia business
  • Eventually one of his most trusted hackers, Kenma, would pin him down on the topic of that innocent person he keeps spending time with, cheekily asking him whether he had told them about his true identity
  • Kuroo would have wanted to avoid this topic, caught in the naivety of thinking things could stay the way they were without anyone getting hurt
  • He would probably chuckle at this realization, wondering how he could have gotten so caught up in the first place
  • Knowing that things couldn’t continue the way they were, especially because his famiglia, among others, had to deal with an imposing threat and possible gang war, Kuroo would make the decision to cut ties with his partner
  • Instead of putting on his casual attire, he wanted to face them as his real self one last time
  • He would pull up to their store in a black car, one or two early sun rays reflecting on the metallic paint 
  • Kuroo would gather himself on the backseat of the car, feeling Kai’s eyes peering at him in the rear-view mirror
  • Kuroo would be hit by the bittersweet memory of hearing the store’s bell chime for the very first time, as he stepped in
  • And again, the seriousness would be reflected in his eyes, the only difference being that he would not back down this time
  • He would hear his partner’s voice coming out of the small storage room in the back of their store
  • He would wait for them to come outside, his body unable to move forward
  • He would look at them, the hint of a smile, despite everything he had told himself he would not do, forcing its way around his lips
  • Kuroo would clear his throat, allowing some small-talk to happen between them before he would establish that he was not interested in seeing them anymore
  • He knew that he would have to hurt them, perhaps even make them hate him in order to cut things off properly and he would even go as far as telling them that playing with their naive nature had become less and less entertaining to him
  • Kuroo would force himself to look them in the eyes, registering the tears forming and slowly sliding down their soft skin
  • Naturally, he would still have the urge to wipe them away, to hold his partner in his arms, to protect them and yet he knew that their best protection would be eliminating his presence from their life
  • Kuroo would bid them goodbye, turning away from their shocked expression, averting his eyes from the fact that he must have hit them hard enough not to realize they were crying
  • He would bite his lower lip as he walked out of the store, for what seemed to be the last time
  • As Kai started the engine, Kuroo would stare at his hands shaking a little, hoping he had made the right decision
  • The hooded figure hiding in a side street across from the store and witnessing the black haired mafia boss coming out of that pet store would go completely unnoticed by Kuroo and Kai

  • Kuroo’s partner would slide down onto the floor of their store, their legs feeling shaky
  • Only now they would notice how much their tears distorted their vision, rapidly rubbing their eyes with the sleeve of their shirt
  • They could feel a new wave of tears coming, when all of a sudden the bell chimed a second time that day…

                                          TO BE CONTINUED (I hope)

2001 Château Monbousquet

Having fun with my Vineyard Vines tie! Okay, so this really smells like we’re in Bordeaux! Blackberries, rich ripe cassis, earth, clove, leather, and sanguine/iodine Cabernet Franc notes. Tart on the finish with a hint of cherry. Really nice!

4/5 bones

$$$$

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

13.5% abv

Saint-Emilion (Bordeaux), FRANCE

Take a Bow

By Pale Division

Perth, Australia:

With the weather down under fluctuating from hour to hour, a cover up in the form of a trusty wool hat is always wise. There is nothing remotely strange about pairing bordeaux with pine (red and green can surely be a tasteful hit), and when it comes to all things shiny, I say go for gold.

This jumpsuit by LAISON is one of my favourites, and the charming bow back detail behind the piece is clearly well executed — not too tacky and extravagant for day, but still elaborate enough to pair with jewels and swarovski-studded stilettos come night. What I love most is the familiarity of the brand’s tailoring: the strapless bodice ending with a flattering empire waist, and the wide trousers flowing down to a floor-skimming hem.

The more legroom, the easier life is. Yes, no?

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A Game of Pool. RP. Maél & Katarina

katarinawilliams here you go!


He was waiting for her at the pool table, nonchalantly almost arrogantly leaning against it. Immaculately clad as always in a dark suit with a bordeaux tie.