Nora pounds her fingers down hard enough to break the buttons on her phone. Her hands were shaking as she cradled the phone to her ear, her gaze focused on the chaos outside her office window.
Bruce yells into his cell phone, sounding terrified and relieved in the same breath. She could hear the wings of a chopper in the background.
“Bruce please tell me you’re seeing this?!”
“Baby you need to get out of the building. Get everybody out of the building!”
“The evacuations already started. Bruce did
The phone line went out, cutting her off.
“Bruce?” she fiddled with the receiver.“Bruce?! Dammit!”
She slams down the receiver, grabbing her jacket off her chair, tossing it on in a mad dash for the door. She crains her neck to search for stragglers in the building on her way through. Halfway down the stairs she hears a loud blast that shakes the building.
She races full speed through the mostly empty building screaming to everyone she saw to get out, move it, the city was under attack. The noise of the world outside is so loud she can hear it clearly through the steel walls. Another blast knocks her off her feet and she’s sent sprawling face first on the ground. Black spots dance around the edges of her vision as she tries to regain her sence of sight. She reaches up to touch her head where it connected with the floors and her fingers come back coated in a thick glob of blood. There’s moaning beside her. She turns her head and looks into the eyes of a security guard who’s been buried under a falling mound of debris. Sighing to herself she scrambles over to him on her hands and knees.
“Hey! Hey, hey, hey stay awake!”
His head lulls from side to side as her hands shake him. He looks up at her in confusion.
“Ya, ya it’s me! Come on we’ve got to get out of here. The whole place is about to come down.”
He can barely move. She knows he won’t be able to walk but leaving him there breathing doesn’t cross her mind. She stumbles to her feet, almost crashing back down when a sharp pain shoots through her ankle like a bullet. But in Wayne fashion she grits her teeth and grabs the security guard by his armpits as he swings in and out of consciousness and uses all her strength to pull him in the direction of the door. She slips in water from a busted pipe and lands on her back. They get out to street just as some fighter place crashes through the sixth floor of her building.
She watches in horror as it collapses in on itself in a outpour of dust, debris, and falling wreckage. Her life doesn’t flash before her eyes while she covering the guard’s head with her body and her head with her hands but her family does. She sees her parents boarding their last plane ride, she sees Alfred preparing Thanksgiving dinner, she seems Cassandra at her prom, she sees Dick hitting himself in the face with his bo staff, she sees Jason and Tim fighting, and she sees Bruce standing in front of her in suit as the smoke begins to clear and her ears ring, just before she opens her eyes. The guard and herself are both alive but Nora has trouble getting control of herself amidst the stress. She barely finds the strength to pull him down the steps with her as she half crawls half walks down the cracked front steps of the building that are completely gone in some places.
They get to the bottom, amidst pieces of what use to be building and tipped over cars, and she lets go of him. She can’t help collapsing face first next to him on the ground. Her vision edges again with black spots, by now thick, maroon blood is running into her eye. Her body aches and screams as people shout and yell around her, for help, for loved ones, for God. The world is buring down around her. She catches sight of the ship in the sky as she closes her eyes.
Her green eyes flutter open as somebody grabs her shoulders in their large hands and yanks her around onto her side.
“No! Nora! Nora-”
Bruce feels the wind knocked out of his chest when his wife looks up into his eyes.
She whispers his name horsley and he feels the tears welling in his eyes while he grins. She’s pulled up into his lap and let’s her head fall into his shoulder, staining it with her blood and tears she didn’t know she’d been crying, as Bruce clutches her tightly. There’s another explosion above them and when she looks up she spots him. Superman charging through the sky locked in battle with another Kryptonian. She watches in daze but doesn’t catch Bruce glaring above her.
I’ve settled down as far as fire in my eyes, guns ablazin’, buring your house down stuff. It’s still in there if I need to break it out, but mostly I’m like, ‘We’re good, you’ve heard me.’ A this stage of life, I sort of go, 'OK, I won’t have to scream at you. I’ll just talk to you loud.’
Miranda Lambert (Marie Claire-January 2015 Issue)
This is also for the last Anon I hope you don’t mind!
How did they they meet? Yoongi works at a bar and Jungkook is a singer booked for every Friday, but their first official meeting happens when Yoongi gets a patron to leave Jungkook alone.
Who developed romantic feelings first? Yoongi but he swears it’s only because Jungkook started coming by the bar after every performance and looked adorable with his bunny smile and crinkling eyes. He won’t ever admit it aloud, but Yoongi is weak for cute things and Jungkook is cute.
Who is their biggest “shipper?” Taehyung, the other bartender and claims he’s Jungkook’s number one fan. He often coos at them when Yoongi turns pink after Jungkook leaves. (”You’re really whipped aren’t you, Hyung?” “Shut the hell up, Taehyung.”)
When did they have their first kiss and under what circumstances?They had their first kiss after Jungkook invited him out to get coffee at around maybe four in the morning. Yoongi had kissed Jungkook first and even till today he claims it’s because of his fatigue and not because he secretly wanted to, however after it Jungkook has giggled into his cup face dusting pink. Yoongi kissed him again just to see it come back brighter.
Who confessed their feelings first? Jungkook, he admitted to liking Yoongi after four months of knowing the other and they only started dating a few months later after Yoongi made sure Jungkook was sure of his decision.
What was their first official date? Yoongi brought Jungkook to a dog park, simce he is very aware of how much Jungkook adores the four legged canines and Yoongi himself has a week spot for them.
How do they feel about double dates/group dates? They’re fine with it. Their first double date was with Taehyung and his boyfriend Seokjin. Both Jungkook and Taehyung ended up cooing about the other’s relationship while Yoongi turned scarlet in his seat, Seokjin doing much the same.
What do they do in their down time? Yoongi likes to listen to Jungkook sing and Jungkook asks Yoongi to help him with lyrics or join him for a movie.
What was the first meeting of parents as an official couple like? Yoongi’s parents were fine with Jungkook and the meeting wen t smoothly, Jungkook’s parents less so they were more about interrogation than congratulations, bu eventually they treated Yoongi like family,
What was their first fight over and how did they get past it? Their first fight is after they move into one apartment, and they argue over who gets to pay how much each month. Yoongi wanted to take the majority of it because Jungkook wasn’t earning as much and Jungkook had not taken to it well. They ened up with a compromise after Jungkook proved that he could pay just as much as Yoongi after convincing the other he could do it if he got another job. Yoongi is still touchy about it becasue he doesn’t want Jungkook to overwork himself.
Which one is more easily made jealous? Jungkook gets jealous quicker than Yoongi. Not to say that Yoongi never gets jealous, but Jungkook tends to feel threatened when people try to ask Yoongi for things.
What is their favourite thing to get to eat? Lamb skewers. Yoongi got Jungkook hooked the first time he bought the younger some.
Who’s the cuddly one?Jungkook is a koala he attaches himself to Yoongi’s back, especially if he’s tired and Yoongi tends to baby him.
What their favourite cuddling position? Jungkook rests his head in Yoongi’s lap nuzzles his face against the older’s stomach, and melts in Yoongi’s hold when the older cards fingers through his hair or traces his face.
Are they hand holders? Yes, Yoongi is almost always the one that initiates it though, but both of them love hand holding. Jungkook loves the feeling of Yoongi’s plam in his own, how soft and smooth it is and Yoongi likes how warm Jungkook is.
How long do they wait before sleeping together for the first time? What’s the circumstances? Not long actually. They sleep together for the first time a few months after they move into their apartment, and it’s Jungkook that brings it up. He asks Yoongi if he would do it because he wants Yoongi to be his first.
Who tops? Yoongi tops and Jungkook can’t find anything to complain about, Yoongi is rough when he asks the other to be, he is open to trying Jungkook’s kinks and Jungkook is fine with giving Yoongi almost all the control in bed.
What’s the worst first they’ve ever gotten into? Yoongi started coming home later an later and Jungkook worried. They ended up arguing about the shift Yoongi took and eventually they tried to work something out. Sometimes Yoongi returns home late, but now Jungkook just holds him tighter at night to make sure he doesn’t go anywhere.
Who does the shopping and the cooking? Yoongi cooks, out of the two he’s the only one that can use the stove without buring down the apartment. Sometimes Jungkook shops other times Yoongi does, it all depends on who can make time to do so.
Which one is more organized and prone to tidiness? Yoongi is much more prone to try and keep things tidy, but no matter how much he tries things get misplaced.
Who proposes? Yoongi does and it’s the cheesiest thing in the world because he puts Jungkook’s ring in a cheesecake.
Do they have joined Bachelor/Bacheloette parties or separate? They have a joined one. It’s small and not at all loud, in fact it’s more like a get together between close friends when compared to anything else.
Who is the best man/maid of honour? Any other groomsmen or bridesmaids? Yoongi’s man of honour is Hoseok, his old roommate from college and Jungkook’s is Yugyeom, a dear friend of his that encouraged him to start singing. The rest of their guests and groomsmen consists of fanily, friends, and what Yoobgi likes to call The Jungkook Protection Squad, that consist of Park Jimin, one of the Jeon’s family friends, Taehyung and Kim Namjoon, Jungkook’s old tutor. Seokjin comes as Taehyung’s date.
Big Ceremony or Small? Their ceremony like their Bachelor party is small and out of the way, but it feels different with all their friends and family.
Do they have a honeymoon? If so, where? Unfortunately they do not, but they make up for it by staying in their room all weekend, leaving marks and making noises so loud Yoongi is sure their neighbours will hear-he really doesn’t care because Jungkook only makes those noises for him.
Do they have children? How many? After two years of being married they adopt one little boy, and Jungkook is hoping to convince Yoongi to adopt more.
This got long, too, but they’re fun to write. I hoe you ended up liking it!
My birthday is tomorrow. I got a woodburning kit as an early gift. Been playing around with it. Having a blast! This is me doodling on a bit of balsa wood. Balsa is not what I suggest for a real project; but easy enough if you are relearning a craft.
Depicted above is one of the magical alphabets used by many witches. This particular one is the Theban language and was originally published in the 16th century. It shares some concepts in common with Latin, but it was attributed to Honorius of Thebes; a mythic character from the Middle Ages.
Many witches choose to use magical languages to empower their spells. Practice writing in one of the magical languages of your choosing. Magical languages include (but are not limited to) the following:
Bobileth or Boibel-Loth
You can use these symbols is many ways. Writing a word on an object to personalize it or make it safe. By writing a chant down and buring, burning it or freezing it to empower it. Think creatively.
I highly suggest magical languages to anyone who feels that they are some sort of ink-witch, who are patroned by a god of language or writing, or any craft witch (woodburning, knitting, crossstitching, and more)