but no matter what her and even edward both said about her not being a mother

The Preschool Teacher - Chapter One

And the winner is…..

The Preschool Teacher! Yes, you voted and, with 36.5% of the vote, this is the next chaptered story! If this is not the story you wanted and you did not vote…vote next time. :) If you did vote for a different prompt, I am keeping the results and that is the order I will write future chaptered stories in, unless a new idea pops into this head of mine first.

All of the prompts I gave you to vote on were from novel imagines I’ve already written or started. This one I created in March and have yet to finish, although I story-mapped it a few days ago to keep me on track.

My inspiration for this story was a voice…the voice of Harry’s son. I kept hearing it in my head, and actually searched for two hours to figure out where I had heard it, because I knew it was the voice of Harry’s son in my head. I’ve pinned it down to being similar to the voice of Peppa Pig (the young Harley Bird, when her voice was still scratchy and raspy and she talked a bit slow like Harry does sometimes)…don’t judge me, I work with young children for a living. If you want to hear the voice before you read the story, youtube Harley or Peppa when she was younger (Harley is 15 now), and listen. That was my inspiration for the entire novel.

I have had huge anxiety about posting another chaptered story! This chapter has been finished for a couple of days, but I’ve had to continually convince myself to post it. I’m nervous, I think because For The Love Of Harry did so well, maybe you won’t like another chaptered story I write. Beginning chapters can sometimes be more informative, but I hope I don’t bore you in the build-up.

So, without further delay, I hope you enjoy this first chapter of “The Preschool Teacher”! If you do, please like and reblog, and I promise to have chapter two available very soon!

Much love to you all! xo



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Top 10 anime couples

Once again, thank you @lexinthymia for tagging me, this wa an absolute treat to do. Again, I’m limiting to one per series for fairness and there will be spoilers for some of these series. I admit some of these entries were based on what happened to them in the manga if the anime stopped at a certain point. Also, once again, I probably went into more detail then I needed to with some of these couples, but lets begin!

Honourable mentions that didn’t make the list: Touken (Tokyo Ghoul), Renruki, Ishihime, Ichihime, and Ginran (BLEACH), Victori (Yuri on Ice!!), Levihan (Shingeki no Kyojin), Royai (Fullmetal Alchmist), Tamaharu and Hikaharu (Ouran Highschool Host Club), Banlaine (Nanatsu no Taizai), Haku x Chihiro (Spirited Away), Hideki x Chii (Chobits), Ayame x Mine and Hatsuharu x Rin (Fruits Basket), Cielizzy (Kuroshitsuji), and Tetsuo x Kaori (Akira).

10. Hana x The Wolfman - Wolf Children: Ame and Yuki

Originally posted by thebrisingr

It’s one of the most short-lived romances on the list, but by God it is so heartfelt! It’s the closest thing to the first ten minutes of Up you’ll get in anime form (in terms of how it hits you emotionally). Right off the bat the film made me care about these two so much as a couple and as individuals. The Wolfman is shrouded in mystery, a lonely figure in search of meaning and belonging, and Hana is optimisitic college student, told long ago to always smile in the face of tradegy and sadness. Together they form a quick bond that is genuine, sweet, and heartfelt. The Wolfman’s death was crushing, especially since we are left to piece together the circumstances of his death, and every scene they appear in together afterwards had me sobbing.

9. Kyoru - Fruits Basket

Originally posted by heckyeahfruitsbasket

I have to include this pairing. I watched anime when I was really young, but I didn’t seriously get into it until nine years ago. The anime that threw me beyond the point of no return was Fruits Basket. I originally shipped Tohru with Yuki, but Kyo grew on me as a character and as a result so did his relationship with Tohru. The last few epiodes of the anime pretty much solidified them as one of my firt anime ships; but coupled with the events that happened in the manga and they became an unforgettable ship for me.Their relationship initally brought them joy, pain and uncertainty, but in the end, it healed them in almost everyway possible,allowing them both to move on from Kyoko’s death and find happines together.

8. Rock x Revy - Black Lagoon

Originally posted by heartcoma

I’ve only just recently got into Black Lagoon, but one of the things I love most about the show is the complex relationship between Rock and Revy. The chemistry between these two is insane! I love the banter and dialouge they share together, and they’re two sides of the same coin in a lot of ways - Revy is nihilistic and cynical, while Rock is calculating and always tries to save those in need, even in a place as chaotic and deathly as Roanapur. Their relationship is based on an ironic twist of the ‘getting a second chance at life’ trope for both of them - Revy gave Rock a second chance at life in a hell-hole of a place, and Rock made Revy realise she has another chance to be more then just a drifter in life. Also, that cigarette kiss is near iconic at this point.

7. Nishikimi - Tokyo Ghoul

Originally posted by kishou

You would not believe how hard it was to choose between Touken and Nishikimi. In the end I went with Nishikimi because I had keep this list more anime-focused (keep in mind I only saw the first season of Tokyo Ghoul and bits of the second season) and my love for Touken has stemmed mainly from later chapters in Tokyo Ghoul: re. The moment Nishiki said he would come back from the dead to kill Tsukiyama if he hurt Kimi, I knew I had a new angsty ship to worship. This couple just hit me in the feels every time they’re on-screen together or when they mention each other when they’re apart. They gave each other a reason to keep living and have shown they will go to the ends of the earth for each other (Nishiki dragging himself, starving and weakened, to Anteiku to search for Kimi, and Kimi willing to give up her flesh to feed Nishiki). Given the events of :Re, I really hope that it ends well for them, I don’t know if my heart could take it otherwise ;_;

6. EdWin - Fullmetal Alchemist

Originally posted by vale-kirigaya

Edward and Winry are practically made for each other, and it was only a matter of time I started shipping them when I Started watchinG Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. They follow a few of  the tropes I absolutely adore in romantic relationhips (childhood friend-to-lovers, promises to protect, and the fighter-healer dynamic). Winry was Edward’s healer both physically (she gave him an arm and a leg and repairs them for him) and emotionally, and Edward has been a constant in Winry’s life since she was very young, being their for her when he parents were killed and giving her a reason to put her skills to use. As the series went on, I came love every scene they were in together (of particular mention is when Winry almot hot Scar and their not-so-equivalent exchange moment at the end of the series). Also, the fact Ed might have tried to match her height as a child by using his cow-lick is priceless.

5. Rivetra  - Shingeki no Kyojin

Originally posted by jynn-da-meatball

Man I wish this gif was actually a scene from the anime. The couple that will never be. Shingeki no Kyojin made it clear from the start that it wouldn’t be pulling any punches when it came to characters’ mortality, but it really hit me when Petra died…and even more so when I saw Levi’s reaction. There was a lot of potential for a relationship to grow between these two; for me they had a lot of chemitry in the moments they were together. As per the trend with quite a few of the couples on this list, they were opposites in a lot of ways, but their differences complimented each other so well. Petra was mother-hen of sorts for the Survey Corp., while Levi was their steel-bound, stoic leader. However, I always felt Petra could see the other part of him many didn’t - that he actually cares about his comrades a great deal and has been through a lot of loss - and Levi always treated her lightly different from the others. It’s a darn shame we didn’t get more moments of them together or find out Levi’s true feeling towards Petra, but regardless, I still ship them for what could have been.

4. Takeo x Rinko - Ore Monogatari!!

Originally posted by psychopass

These two the very definition of ‘sweet’!! I just can’t get over how cute, fluffy, and special their relationhip is. It really helps that they are adorkable people themselves. Rinko is a kind and sweet girl with a love for baking and tall, burly men, while Takeo is biggest goofball with a heart of gold and a strong will to help others.A a result they’re a hugely likeable couple who are so sweet and funny and charming when they’re together. I loved seeing their relationship develop in both the convetional and non-conventional ways of shoujo anime. Also, their character designs just suit each other so, so well!

3. Gutsca - Berserk

Originally posted by nox-artemis

I just…oh God, these two! Their relationship is one of the reasons I loved the Berserk anime and continue to read the manga. I love how a sense of tenderness slowly grew between them, and how they healed each other in small ways when they finally got together. After the Eclipse…oh God, here come the tears again! I don’t want to spoil anything in case anyone of you are reading/watching or want to read/watch Berserk (trust it’s better if you aren’t spoiled for maximum emotional impact), but they’ve been through so much and I desperately want them to have a happy ending together (but this is Berserk, what the chance fo that actually happening? T_T).

2. Tomoya x Nagisa - Clannad & Clannad: After Story

Originally posted by lilium

The heart of Clannad is it’s characters and the little adventures they get up to, but it’s through Tomoya and Nagisa’s relationship that this all made possible; it is the thread that binds every event and character in the story, including the parallel world with the girl and the robot. These two are incredibly sweet and endearing together, able to bring the best out of each other, motivate each other when they’re going through strife, and change each other for the better - Tomoya came to believe in second chances and see the goodness within himself because of Nagisa, while Nagisa learned to be more assertive and gain more self-confidence because of Tomoya. They’re such a likeable and relateable couple, to the point where fangirled for their moments of joy and sobbed up rivers when sadness or tragedy struck. I love them so much and always will!

1. HitsuHina - BLEACH

Originally posted by the-substitute-soul-reaper

This is my only OTP. The only couple that has made me inconsolable after one particular event happened to them. The only couple I have been completely rendered speechless by when I see and think about their bond. The only couple that hold a very special place in my heart. I don’t think I will ever love a ship as much as I love HitsuHina. I have done everything for them that I have never done for any other couple in any other fandom: I have written metas about them, am constantly coming up with fanfic and fanart ideas for them, and once literally sung my praises for them from a rooftop. I can not stress enough how powerful and incredible their bond is: it has survived the worst fo trials and I can practically feel the decades of history between them by just watching them interact. The effect they have on each other is also amazing: Toshiro always endevours to become stronger for Momo’s sake and would do anything for her, and Momo’s bond with Toshiro was strong enough to make her doubt the man she dearly admired. I could sit here all day tell you why I love them so much, but if you’re intereted, I have a whole bunch or ramblings and metas on my blog that can do the job for me.

And there you have it! If you guys want to do it, I tag @sakura-warrior, @xxhanabifireworksxx, @salzrand, and @herprettysmile.

Frances Midford and comic relief in Kuroshitsuji

Guess you didn’t see that one coming, lol

Friendly reminder in advance that it’s only my opinion and you don’t have to agree. However if you don’t, no need to get aggressive because, guess what? I don’t answer violent arguments. :)

Also very lengthy post ahead.

Comic relief has always been a part of Kuroshitsuji since the very beginning, after all we know how Yana loves her jokes and it also helps to cope with the darker side of the story. However for every comical touch that we see too often, it’s natural to wonder if making us laugh is all that Yana has in mind when she draws these moments.
A few examples…

  • Elizabeth’s strength whenever she almost strangles Ciel or when she KO’ed Edward with just one punch -> considering how she fought on the Campania, one might wonder if it’s just a joke.
  • Lau being an air-headed opium dealer haha -> there have been several theories explaining that he could be betraying Ciel before the end (my fav is this one by rationalkuroshitsuji)
  • Ciel apparently never growing up -> how many people wondered if that wasn’t a hint for the 2CT or other theories about him? => CANON now that his absolutely similar twin is back (Yana confirmed they are the same height).
  • And one of my favorite, the Undertaker asking for laugh as payment for his information, I’m sure we all smiled once -> we now know he is a Shinigami because he killed himself, so laughing and having fun are probably feelings he discovered post mortem and that’s actually really sad.  

So it’s hard to really draw a limit between comic relief and small hints meaning more serious business, which is why Frances Midford’s character is quite complicated to theorize about, because she’s one of the best examples of “comic relief” in Kuroshitsuji. I’ll try though.

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Newest Addition To The Family

Summary: Ever since the birthing of Renesmee, Rosalie has been feeling an empty feeling in her chest. Maybe it was due to the fact that she always wanted her own little family, or for the fact that she couldn’t have kids. Her mate decides to do something about his wife’s emptiness, having found an abandoned child while on hunting Emmetts decides that he and Rosalie will raise her as their own. But how will the Cullen’s feel about the newest family addition, better yet how will anyone feel once they find out that the child isn’t what it seems to be?

Chapter 1: Finder’s Keepers


Rosalie sighed as watched Bella and Edward play with Renesmee in the living room, standing from the balcony Rosalie could see the small child laughing at her mother who was making silly faces towards her to make her laugh and a ache was felt in the blonde vampires chest.

Emmett stared at his mate who’s face expression expressed a person who had just gotten their heart’s broken, he knew what was the matter. It had to do with Renesmee, it wasn’t like his mate disliked the hybrid child it was more on the fact he knew Rosalie wanted that but her and him being vampires he knew he couldn’t give her that.

That was why Calirsle had adopted all of them, Esme wanted children but knowing that she couldn’t have any Calirsle and her decided on adopted instead. Emmett got up from his spot on the couch and walked over to his mate, Rosalie, who’s back was turnt away from him.

Wrapping his muscular arms around her waist, he gave her pale cold cheek a kiss, “I know what your thinking Rose, and I want that too.” Emmett said using her nickname, it was true. Emmett had thought about having his own family with his wife but knew it was nearly impossible. “I…Why can’t we just have our own little miracle like them, I want someone to hold, to love, to put to bed whenever they have an nightmare. Someone who will wake us up in the morning on Christmas, someone to call me mommy.“ 

Rosalie turnt around her face now pressed firmly into her mates chest, Emmett heart broke at her words. He knew she always wanted a child but he hadn’t know just from her seeing Renesmee with her parents would make her react like this, "I know babe-”, he confronted before placing a kiss on her cold forehead, “Don’t worry, I’ll find a way. We’ll have a family, our own little Cullen or Hale.” He said pulling back, holding her cold face in his large cold hands. “I promise.”

Emmett had gone off to go hunt for a while to clear his head, Calirsle and Esme had told him to be careful since it seemed that humans were coming more and more into the woods nowadays. Emmett nodded running out of the house but made sure to avoid the peace treaty so that he wouldn’t have to deal with those ‘smelly mutts’ as his wife calls them.

Emmett suddenly froze once he heard a voice a few meter ahead of him, quickly using his speed he climbed up a tree and stood up on a branch as he watched as two humans walked throughout the woods path. Leafs crunched under the human man’s feet as he stomped ahead of his women, guessing from the matching rings they wore he could tell that they were married. “Are you sure, this is safe for the child?” The women asked the man.

Emmett leaned in closer only just now spotting the child that was covered with a white hospital gown in the womens arms, “What we did isn’t even safe. For crying out loud we stole a child from the hospital!” The women seemed to have covered the baby’s ears as her husband yelled, “But it was so that she wouldn’t have to deal with being experimented on there right, Alexander.”

Emmett watched as Alex stopped in a clearing in the woods and turn around towards his wife, “Mary, that child is the devil, I mean what child is born with red eyes. Plus if we get rid of it here then no one would have to let this little demon grow up in society, hmm maybe a pack of wolves will come along and eat the little brat.”

Growling in disgust at the human man’s behavior, Emmett got ready to jump down and snap his neck but he knew Carlisle and Esme wouldn’t like that so he just waited until they left. It didn’t take long for the couple to leave the child in the clearing before they both took off, Emmett waited a few more minutes before he heard the sound of a car driving off in the distance.

Jumping down from his spot up in the tree, Emmett walked closer to the child. From the way it’s red eyes looked up around at its surroundings, he could tell that the baby was up. Stepping closer the buff vampire picked up the new born gently into his arms, making sure not to harm it he bounced the baby a bit pulling it closer towards his body to protect it from the chilled air but he knew that wouldn’t exactly work since his body was a cold as frezzing ice water.

“Hey there cutie-” Emmett smiled down at the newborn flashing his white pearly teeth earning a giggle in response, “I’m gonna take you somewhere safe, is that okay with you?” The baby giggled once more I’m in response it giving Emmett a gummy smile and emmett couldn’t help but chuckle, the kid was adorable.

“I’ll take that as a yes, yeah!”

Dahmer’s Victims

I see a lot of posts about how they died (which is fine), but I wanted to make a post about how they lived. Like, what they were like as people. This information was scattered across multiple sources and incredibly difficult to find.

Steven Mark Hicks

1959-1978 (age 18) Steven, who went by Steve, was picked up by Dahmer whilst hitchhiking home from a rock concert. An activity he did often. He was four days away from his birthday, and had promised his parents he would be home in time for his dads birthday dinner. He was described as friendly, and well liked by everyone he met. He was close with his parents (Richard and Martha), and had a girlfriend at the time of his death. His parents were worried he smoked too much. Hicks often wore a necklace, and two bracelets. For thirteen years his parents held out hope he was alive somewhere. Steven was reportedly kind and chatty towards Dahmer.

Steven Walter Tuomi

1962- 1987 (age 24.) Tuomi simply went by Steve. He worked in a restaurant. He graduated from Ontonagon Area High School in 1981. His family reported him missing three months after his death. His grave was inscribed with the message; “We’ll love you forever.”

James Edward “Jamie” Doxtator

March 1st 1973- January 16th 1988 (age 14.) Jamie was a prostitute who’d had a few run ins with the law over this, but unfortunately was often treated as a criminal rather then a victim of sexual exploitation. Some reports say Doxtator was Hispanic, but most say he was Native American. His mother, Debbie Vega, in her only statement to the press on the matter, stated her sons favourite bible verse was “…Forgive them father, they know not what they do…”, but that Dahmer should not be forgiven for his crimes. Both photos circulated in the media were mugshots. A few reports say he was homeless at the time of his death, but official state records say he was living with his mother at the time. His grave is inscribed with the above mentioned bible verse and an etching of a buck and a deer.

Richard Guerrero

1967-1988 (age 21.) A young bisexual man who’s sister described him as a “mama’s boy.” He was last seen on the way to his friends house. His sister protested a Haunted Milwaukee walking tour focused on Dahmer.

Anthony L. Sears

January 28th 1965 - March 26th 1985 (age 24). Known to friends as Tony, Sears was an aspiring model. He worked at a restaurant and had recently got a promotion. His friend Jefferey Connor drove Tony and Jeffrey to Dahmer’s grandmother’s house. Years later he testified at Jeffrey Dahmer’s trial. Connor and Sears had been friends for 3 years and Tony had promised to call Connor the next morning. 

Raymond Lamont Smith aka Ricky Beeks

1957-1990 (age 32.) Smith had a daughter who was ten at the time of his death. He often left his family for long periods of time. He had spent time in jail, and was involved in prostitution. His family believed he had died a year prior in a shooting.

Edward Warren Smith

August 2nd 1962 - June 14th 1990 (aged 27.) Known as Eddie, or sometimes “Sheik”. According to some reports he was an acquaintance of Dahmer. He often wore a “turban like headband”. Some say he was estranged from his family, his sister claimed otherwise. She also claimed to have got a call from a man she believed was Dahmer, telling her he had killed her brother. After his death his sister and a lawyer talked about starting a company known as “Jeffrey Dahmer Inc.” where she hoped that she, other victims families, and even Dahmer himself could go into business selling Dahmer merchandise. 

Ernest Miller

1967-1990 (age 22.) Miller was a dance student who met Dahmer outside a book store. He wanted to leave his home in Chicago because of the violence. His grandmother described him as a very nice person. Friends described him as outgoing and sociable. Miller’s grandmother claimed she got a call from a man a week after Ernest’s disappearance, chanting “help me”, and later calls of choking and groaning sounds. She believed the caller was Dahmer.

David Thomas

1968-1990 (age 23.) David was the father of a toddler aged little girl. He was on probation for retail theft at the time of his death. The mother of his daughter described him as a devoted and loving father.

Curtis Durrell Straughter

April 6th 1973 - February 18th 1991 (age 18). Straughter lived with his grandmother, Catherine. He was estranged from some of his family members due to his sexual orientation. He had recently lost a job as a nursing assistant and hoped to become a model and earn a University degree. His friend Bernell Howard wrote a song about him after his disappearance. To his friends, he went by the name “Demetra”. His friends were surprised to learn he was among Dahmers victims as Straughter reportedly did not like white men. The mother of Anthony Sears suspects Dahmer claimed to be a professional photographer who could help with Curtis’ modeling career.

Errol Lindsey

1971-1991 (age 19.) Lindsey was a faithful Christian. He played the drums and sang in the church choir. He was described as an outgoing and friendly man, nicknamed by some “Cool Breeze”. He was also a fan of rap music, and lifted weights. His friends said Lindsey rarely drank or went out to bars.

Tony Hughes

1959-1991 (age 31). Hughes was deaf and mute. He was very close with his family. His sister said he knew Dahmer since October of 1989. Recently moved to Madison, Wisconsin with a group of friends after being “shaken” by the murder of his next door neighbour. Hughes had contracted pneumonia as a baby which caused him to lose his hearing. Tony had five siblings and graduated from the Delavan School For the Deaf.

Konerak Sinthasomphone

1976-1991 (age 14.) The youngest of four brothers, Konerak enjoyed playing soccer, swimming and talking on the phone with his friends. He liked to watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Tom and Jerry and would draw pictures of the charactersHe was excited about learning to drive in the coming years and was passionate about sports cars. Konerak tried to find humour in every situation. Sinthasomphone was very close with his brothers and parents. They had come to America from Laos when he was four years old. One brother, Somsack, had been drugged and molested by Dahmer in 1988, and the family believed Dahmer was in jail. Konerak’s parents have said their sons respect towards adults and authority figures may have been what led to him being lured by Dahmer. Konerak famously managed to escape from Dahmer’s apartment, but was brought back to the residence by police. Konerak spoke perfect english but was reportedly unable to do so at the time, possibly due to the head injury inflicted by Dahmer. (Though his father claimed the officers simply didn’t bother trying to listen to his son.) His brother Anoukone stated nobody could have reasonably thought his brother looked 19, a lie from Dahmer the police believed. The Sinthasomphone’s, including Konerak, were devout Buddhists. 

Matt Turner aka Donald Montrell

1971 - 1991 (age 20).  Matt Turner was described as bright and articulate. At the time of his death he had run away from home and was living in a halfway house. Turner/Montrell sang in his church’s choir. He met Dahmer at a Chicago pride parade.

Jeremiah Weinberger

1967-1991 (age 23.) Jeremiah had a lot of friends. He worked in customer service. According to Dahmer, Weinberger was exceptionally affectionate compared to other men he’d been with. He survived for two days after Jeffrey Dahmer performed an amateur lobotomy on him. His friends handed out and plastered flyers with his face around town with a toll free number to call with information after his disappearance. Described as outgoing and friendly, he was an amateur artist and kept his things exceptionally organized. He was also concerned with dressing well and always looking his best.

Oliver Lacy

1966-1991 (age 24.) Lacy was a body building enthusiast with a 2 year old son. He was a track star in high school. He disappeared after going to the mall, last seen buying an ice cream cone.

Joseph Bradhoft

1965-1991 (age 25.) The father of three children, he had recently moved in with his brother to look for a job. Bradhoft did have a domestic assault charge against his girlfriend. According to police records, he punched her and threatened to slash the tires of her car. He enjoyed sports and fishing. 

sources: newspaper articles, family statements, FBI files, US criminal records

"History" Jasper hale x reader no. 1

Max-Evergreen requested: “Jasper hale x reader were the reader is a vampire from the south and her and jasper are reminiscing about the war and stuff”
Pairing: Jasper Hale x Vampire Reader
Plot: Jasper and the reader are walking through the woods talking about their past, and how they met and found Carlisle is revealed through a flashback.
Warnings: None
Please note: This is more of an Eclipse imagine, specifically, as there are aspects mentioned that might not make sense if you aren’t familiar with Eclipse. I did not include Alice in this story, simply because she does not fit in as she is no longer Jasper’s mate.

You hop down from a branch 20 above the ground, where your mate, true love, and best friend, Jasper Hale, lies with his eyes closed. It looked like he was dreaming. “Penny for your thoughts” you say to him, while laying your head on his chest. He took a deep breath. “I was pondering, what exactly might have happened to you if Maria had gotten to you before I?” he curiously asked, to which you replied, “I likely would have been killed, with the rest of my troop, though, we never have to worry about that!” Why was he all of a sudden talking about your dark past, why now? “I must ask” you began “what makes you think of that, darling?”

Galveston, 1863

You lived a decent life. Growing up the youngest of 8 boys had its advantages, and disadvantages. You liked having so many older brothers because, although you could not yet attend school, they could, and they taught you everything they learned. Although that was nice, never being able to live on your own, and the impending and inevitable arranged marriage to a man you’d never met still made you… Sad. You reluctantly agreed, your family desperately need the money that would come from your fiancé. The night before you and he were arranged to meet, you bolted. Not even packing so much as a clean dress or fresh stockings, nothing but photos of your loving family and the hat your mother made before she died, you left the only life you’d ever known. Only a week later did you find her. Maria, her name was, promised to make you strong again, to make you the independent woman you’d always hoped to be. Strangely, you didn’t shy away when she stepped closer to you, and put her mouth on your neck. Immediately after piercing your skin with her teeth, your body erupted in a pit of fire, every millimeter of your skin and body burning with the worst pain you ever experienced. When would it stop? What was happening? You soon lost your senses, and when the fire burned out, you felt… new. Later, you found out what happened, not from Maria, but from a man called Major Jasper Whitlock. Not directly to you, he was speaking to a group of people, all with glowing red eyes, like Maria’s, and his own. “You all are here, because you are no longer human. You are immortal. Stronger than human, and I must teach you to fight in such a way.” When he spoke, he strangely kept his eyes on you, despite addressing the group of people surrounding you. “Vampires, you are all what we call newborns.” After that, he explained how to fight, and we were trained, day and night, although we never went outside, never ate or slept. After nearly a year spent with the rest of the newborns, Maria finally spoke to you again. “You are a strong fighter, Y/N, it would be a shame to lose someone like you.” You responded “Thank you, Nurse Maria, although, I am curious, what exactly are we being trained for?” She didn’t respond. Instead, she cocked her head to the side, smiled eerily, and began attacking you. She grabbed for your neck, pulling you backward into the ground, you grabbed her leg knocking her down as well, and you ran back into the barn, where the rest of your troop was being attacked by the other two females in Maria’s coven. Jasper came up behind you suddenly and said “Come with me, we must leave!” Without a second thought, he took your hand and the two of you were gone. You didn’t know where he was leading you, and you didn’t care. You had felt a subtle connection since the day you first laid eyes on him. When you finally stopped, you were in the middle of a forest, in a clearing, lit only by the stars and moon. Standing very close to you, Major Whitlock put his hands on your shoulders and said, very slowly, “We are mates. Destiny has put us together, and we must not separate. We are connected. You are mine, and I, yours, for eternity.” You were slightly in shock, but not scared. “Major Whitlock, how can this be? What is happening, what were they doing back there, what is going on?” Now you were confused, but Major Whitlock explained everything to you in perfect detail, and also explained the idea of mating, and what Nurse Maria’s plan was for you and the rest of your troop. She was going to make sure all of them died, all of them, but you she saved for herself, you being the most powerful. “Where do we go, Major Whitlock, what do we do now?” You asked, “we head north, to find a place to settle, perhaps another coven to join” he said, “and please, call me Jasper” he sounded hopeful, but doubtful. You suggested that instead of running such a long distance, you go by train, to remain unnoticed. You decided on Springfield, Illinois. The two of you lived in a small apartment. After nearly 10 years, people began to question how the two of you hadn’t changed a bit, which led you to move north to Chicago. After about another ten years, you noticed them. Two men, one younger, and a woman. Their names were Carlisle, Edward, and Esme. They welcomed you to join their family, and you and Jasper were overjoyed to finally have other to stay with. Over the years, others joined your family, the first being a girl called Rosalie, who was bitter and remorseful, then a man called Emmett, who was Rosalie’s mate, and was very athletic and “macho” as you once described him, and then, finally, after years and years, Edward found his mate, Bella, who is human. After over a hundred years of sadness and sorrow, you were happy. As long as you and Jasper were together, you were content.

Forks, Washington, present day
“A day hasn’t gone by where I don’t think of what would have happened to the both of us if Maria killed you with the rest of your troop” He sounded bitter, and sorrowful “even the thought of it makes me cringe”. “Well, it’s a good thing she wouldn’t have stood a chance against me, hasn’t anyone told you? That a coward is weak, no matter how they make themselves look” you said, playfully, in an attempt to cheer him up. “Well, that much is true, Y/N, I love you darlin’, more than anything”. He stood up, you followed, and he pulled you in close, kissed you lovingly on the forehead, and the two of you walked hand in hand around the forest, regaling events that were tragic and beautiful, and you never felt closer to him than in this private moment the two of you shared.

F I N .

How did I do?? I know it didn’t strictly follow the request, but I still think I did okay, especially since this is the very first fanfiction I’ve ever written, let me know what you guys thought of it, or how I could change it to make it better!

Elizabeth Midford : sharing Ciel’s lineage or not?

I hope you’re not bored of me yet with these analyses about chapter 103 (here and here) and the new information about the Phantomhives that I’m trying to connect to old ones. This time it’s about our Lizzie, Ciel’s cousin and fiancée.

As you all know, the German Shinigamis have said that Ciel noticing them might be because of “his lineage” and Lizzie and him are connected through their respective parents, so I tried to reflect on that.

Warning: spoilers everywhere and lengthy post. 

First of all, I don’t think I have to remind you that, unlike Vincent that we’ve only seen in flashbacks, Frances, Ciel’s aunt, has shown to be rather eccentric several times: Presented as very strong, finding Sebastian disgusting when most women (and men, with Arthur Conan Doyle) think he’s attractive/handsome, catching him through the crowd when he decided to just leave, so he wouldn’t be noticed by ‘troublesome people’…

She hasn’t appeared much in the story yet but I’m sure you could all notice that she wasn’t just your average noble lady (badass is the best describing word) and maybe she’ll have a bigger importance to the plot later, since I think she’s resolved to avenge her brother (after all, she’s the one who told Ciel that “the best chance to counter your opponents is when they’re attacking you”).

It’s hard to judge neutrally, but since Ciel’s “lineage” definitely comes from the Phantomhive blood, there is a high chance that all of Frances’ traits that Yana uses “comically” are more than just there for fun (chapter 14 aside since it was her introduction and so early in the plot, the fact Yana used them again in the Campania arc and at Weston college might be our clue).  

So back to Elizabeth, I reread some of the manga chapters after chapter 103 was released, and I could notice several things that now can have a different sense thanks to it. 

The first point is that Elizabeth is physically strong: strangling Ciel aside, a gesture we all thought was just comical (who knows), there are other times when she’s shown to be stronger and it’s not always funny. For instance:

Oh yeah I know, it might just be the fact she’s a genius at fencing. I thought so too, but then in chapter 75…

Ahahah, we all laughed at that moment I’m sure…

I don’t know, that last panel didn’t seem that necessary to me. Sure it was funny, but Edward is older, almost a man, and yet he collapsed after one punch from his little sister, and there is one important point to remember: being fantastic at fencing doesn’t mean having such raw strength and that a punch from her is enough to literally knock someone out.
Still, as I said above it’s hard to judge when Yana uses those moments as comic relief, so I’d understand many people not taking that as granted. It might or not mean something, I just advise to keep them in mind.  

The second point is about her fight on the Campania. I assume it was her first real fight, with her life truly endangered by the bizarre dolls even if it was never said and despite the fact she had participated in several fencing tournament before it, but it doesn’t really matter at this point.
Finding swords so not cute and hoping for Ciel never to find out about her capacities, it’s obvious she probably always fought the least possible, only when she had to, in those tournaments or in the rare moments her life was in danger (since the Midford family isn’t exactly from the Underworld) which is why her fighting on the Campania is a rare event, even for her (because she probably never cut her opponents’ heads in the tournaments or when she was training).  

Aside from the fact that she’s a genius with swords and that it took her less time to get one on a wall above her head than it took Sebastian to reach her when he was running (Irony. That part surprised me a lot actually), she’s got amazing moves…

And not only when fighting. I’m digressing a bit but…

I’ll add that she’s wearing a corset in both cases, and a heavy dress in that second panel (she inherited Mama’s badassery for sure). I know, I know, it’s comic relief again, but doesn’t that remind you of…

…Sebastian going at full power to catch the Undertaker?
Just saying…

No but seriously, back to the Campania arc, I also noticed something very interesting, namely that she probably has a sixth sense (a bit similar to Ciel in chapter 103 isn’t it?). And it’s shown twice.

Notice the panel with her eye as two bizarre dolls attack her from behind? Well doesn’t it look like she felt them behind her back before turning around to skewer them at the same time?

Also, right after that moment…

Ciel is clearly the one she has her back to in that scene, and he’s busy witnessing her awesomness which is why he doesn’t notice at first that there are two corpses ready to attack him. However…

…She notices, probably because she “felt it” like the first example above, while having her back turned to him. If that’s not a sixth sense I don’t know what is, and you have to respect Yana’s sense of complexity who managed to hide such an important detail amongst a fighting scene that no one was expecting. This two scenes are already proof that she and Ciel definitely share something coming from that lineage Sascha and Rudgar mentioned in chapter 103.

Also remember that part?

In my opinion, Grell had already revealed themselves when they had started to fight Sebastian a few chapters before, which is why Ciel and Elizabeth can also see them and Ronald (otherwise why weren’t they surprised when Elizabeth asked who they were, two chapters before, to which Sebastian called them a contagious pervert?), but they definitely look like there is something bothering them about Elizabeth, and either it’s her good fighting capacities or it’s the fact she was shown having a really high intuition in an intense battle.
I mean, they don’t even look like they’re ready to counter her quick attack and she’s supposed to be human.

Opinions will probably diverse from mine but that’s how I understood this whole fight.  

One last thing that I wondered about and that might be linked to the lineage part. 

Just why were Ciel and Elizabeth engaged to each other? And why did it happen so soon? 

We don’t know exactly how old they were when they betrothed to each other, but flashbacks and side stories seem to suggest that it happened when they were quite young, and it doesn’t really make sense when we know that neither Vincent and Frances were betrothed to anybody before their weddings to their spouses, and when Edward isn’t engaged either (and he’s older than both of them and a future marquis).

Also, Frances was born and raised as a Phantomhive, she lost her brother, and probably her mother as well, to the Watchdog duty, so why accepting to marry her daughter into that cursed family when she knows there is a high chance that she will die because of Ciel’s work?

(Look at the panel above, she doesn’t seem that happy at the prospect of Elizabeth becoming a Phantomhive, probably because it brings bad memories like Claudia’s death…)

Since they were probably betrothed as young children, Frances had no way to know Elizabeth would be such a genius at fencing, aside from guessing/hoping her daughter would be like her.
Of course Vincent could have forced the engagement, but he didn’t seem to be like that and I honestly can’t see Frances being forced to do anything by her own brother (and Alexis wouldn’t have agreed if his wife had been against it). 

So why?    

Well, if we take in consideration the Phantomhive “lineage” that both Lizzie and Ciel seem to possess (Lizzie to a higher degree apparently with the physical strength and sixth sense revealed earlier than Ciel’s), it makes sense. They were engaged to each other in hope that the Phantomhive lineage they were both supposed to have would offer a greater protection to the dangers brought by the Watchdog job (the fact Lizzie is so strong was discovered after and became another reason to keep her engaged to Ciel, especially since young!Ciel appeared so weak, like his mother).

However, that means that somehow Vincent and Frances were aware that they had quite the particular lineage and that’s enhancing even more Vincent’s link to the Undertaker and the Undertaker’s link to Claudia, as well as Frances’ annoyed/disgusted behavior towards Sebastian.

Those are the points to think about, while we wait for Yana’s answers. 

Thanks for reading, and just keep in mind that since Frances and Elizabeth seem so similar in terms of strength and many other things, if one is more than human, then the other definitely is as well!

(Lmao just kidding with that last picture! ^^)

Little One

For @fuckyeahdwightcaroline‘s Carolight Fanwork Week, Day 5: Happiness! Thanks to everyone who liked/reblogged my posts, it makes me unreasonably happy. I now have two followers! #yay! Anyway…

It was raining, hard, but soft-sounding against the window panes. The fire in the hearth proclaimed its warming glory and Dwight gave it another log. Caroline lay on the bed, her hands on her flat stomach, staring down at them. “How long,” she asked, “until I can feel it move?” Dwight turned around and thought a minute. “You’re better off asking Demelza, but I think about five months along.”

“Oh, that’s forever!” moaned Caroline, sitting up. Horace sat crossly on Dwight’s desk. Caroline blew him a kiss, and then said, “he dislikes all this talk of babies.”

“What on earth will he think of a real baby then?” Caroline shrugged and lay down again. “He’ll be alright. Come here,” Dwight obliged, and climbed up onto the bed. Caroline reached up and loosened his neck-tie, and then cuddled against his chest. He put an arm around her, and looked outside. “What are you worrying about now?”

“Only that if this rain doesn’t stop, the paths will become too difficult and patients might struggle to find me.”

“They’ll be alright, they’re used to the West Country downpours. Now, please, my love, just for a while, since neither of us are run off our feet, let us talk purely of ourselves.” Dwight nodded and kissed her, searching for and finding his playful, untamed Caroline. Breathless, she broke away. “I said talk,” she reprimanded. “You mustn’t get distracted by me.” She smiled coyly, knowing full well she’d tempted him, and took delight in doing so.

“Well then, what would you like to talk about?”

“I’m cold.“ He wrapped her first in a blanket, then the coverlet, quilt, and finally his arms before turning back to her. 

“Warm enough now?”

“Yes, thank you. I could be warm at the North Pole with your arms around me.” He smiled and leaned back into the sumptuous pillows, putting a hand behind her head and twirling locks of her hair around to catch the light. Horace did not like the way his mistress was being treated by this rival, so he jumped up and decided to join the party. “Hello Horace,” Dwight laughed, scratching the dog’s head. “And now no doubt he hates you!” announced Caroline triumphantly, eager to put their signature line in wherever possible. She pushed Horace gently off her stomach when he tried to sleep there, saying, “No, my darling, somebody else is sleeping there just now.” Grumpily, Horace left them and padded off downstairs, no doubt in pursuit of Cook, who was a great admirer of his.

“How are you feeling today? I hope Little One is giving no trouble?” said Dwight after a few minutes of companionable silence.

“Better than yesterday,” she replied. “But don’t even mention milk, or I shall be sick.”

“Alright.” he promised, “I won’t. Is Little One a boy or girl, do you think?”

“A girl. You won’t be displeased if she is?”

“If we have a daughter? No! My only worry would be that if she is half as beautiful as her mother I will have to spend half my life interviewing young suitors.”

“Oh, you needn’t worry about that,” replied his wife, playing with his shirt buttons. “If she is anything like me, she’ll have a mind of her own in that department.”

“Yes,” he laughed, “Yes, I suppose she will. And if we have a son?”

“Then he is forbidden to be a soldier, sailor or smuggler. Other than that he can do as he pleases. I should like a little boy who looks just like you. And your hair colour would look nice on a girl. And those gorgeous blue eyes…”

“I suppose they’re all going to have blue eyes, since we both do. My mother’s eyes were as blue as the sea.”

“I don’t remember my mother at all really, which is why I’m determined to be the best one possible for Little One.”

“You never could be anything other than perfect, my love.”

“You flatter me, Dr Enys.” He kissed her- oh how irresistible she was.

“What are you going to call her, or him?” he asked, having the foresight to see that he would get little say in the matter, and thought it best to be informed in advance. “Edward for a boy, and Eleanor for a girl.” he nodded. “Edward Dwight and Eleanor Demelza,” she continued, entwining her fingers with her.

“That would be sweet if it were twins,” he mused, “but I prefer Eleanor Caroline.” Caroline sat bolt upright.

“Oh God it isn’t, is it? Twins?”

He laughed. “I’ve no idea, I was just thinking. It could be- my mother had a twin.” he took her hand, still laughing at her shock, “Calm down, my love, it’s vey unlikely. I was only joking! Anyway, the same initials would be too confusing. What about Eleanor Caroline and Edward Ross.”

“Edward Ross is nice, but there’ll be another Dwight Enys yet!”

“And if we only have girls?”

“Then one of them will have to make do with a boys’ name. If there are two of them, and they’re both boys, then Edward Ross, and Joshua Dwight.”

“Oh dear! Now I’ve got you thinking.”

“You have, but no matter- I do not intend this to be the last baby at any rate.”

“One at a time, my love, one at a time!”

“Who cannot help adoring the sensation of giving life to the child of Dr Dwight Enys?“

“You flatter me, Miss Penvenen.”

“Mrs Enys, don’t forget. What about two girls?”

“Eleanor Caroline and Charlotte.”

“Charlotte what? You can’t have one with two names and the other with only one, Dwight, that’s ridiculous.”

“Charlotte Demelza then, calm yourself, we’re only talking.”

“Yes, but you see, talking to you has infinite power to excite me.”

“Then perhaps I should stop.”

“No!” She sat up and looked deep into his eyes, imploringly, but that only made him kiss her, passionately, so he won anyway.

P.S We all know about darling little Sarah, but this IS happiness day, so let’s pretend that doesn’t happen, shall we? And also, I MIGHT make a longer fic where they have lots of other kids after Sarah, and she is their beautiful little guardian angel, because I have a bad habit of fluffing up storylines like that, and in my head, Dwight is right, and the first pregnancy after Sarah is indeed twins!!! Anyone interested in this little indulgence?? 

Apologizing for Porne: All Dornishmen are Snakes

Racism, Orientalism, and D&D’s Dorne

So, there’s one thing that’s been quite clear to me and many others since at least the third season of Game of Thrones, the show runners, D&D, are fans of the Lannisters. They loved Tywin and thought he was great, and the adore Tyrion and Cersei (hereafter called Saint Tyrion and Carol in the context of the show). They don’t quite know what to do with Jaime (Larry) most of the time, but I digress.

Anyway, considering that fact that the Lannister are the heros of the story now (what.) maybe it shouldn’t surprise me that the show would choose to see certain things from their perspective, that the narrative would want us to be sympathetic to their motivations.

But there’s one thing we seem to be seeing from the “Lannister” or perhaps by extension in this case, “general Westerosi” perspective that I can’t understand or excuse. Because, as I’ve said elsewhere, this is not what Dorne is like, this is what someone’s racist grandmother in Lannisport thinks Dorne is like.

Image: Tomasz Jedruszek. © Fantasy Flight Games.

In Westerosi culture, the Dornishmen’s separate history, cultural distinctiveness, strong sense of unified identity, and their determination to be politically autonomous quite naturally leads to them being rather “othered” in the eyes of  Westerosi. Put another way, they are the targets of prejudice, and what I can only describe as “racism”.

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bisexuality for everyone, or: the vita sackville-west story

Vita Sackville-West: Violet, Virgina, and all the others

Marriage is one of those things that just fascinates me, particularly as marriage equality becomes more and more of a reality (yay). I don’t really see the appeal of a piece of paper saying that I’m essentially contractually bound to someone, on pain of losing tons of cash in a divorce. Still, I expect I’ll do it, partially because—in America, at least—marriage on paper brings a lot of legal advantages that I’d like to indulge in, and partially because I like me-centric parties. Also I’m really into wedding dresses. And wedding cake.

Still, what makes marriage so special? Legal marriage. Because, in a sense, isn’t anyone who commits to one’s partner “married”? (Not that marriage equality isn’t important, because everyone should have the same legal rights no matter what the gender of their partner.) But yeah. What I’m getting at is “Portrait of a Marriage” by Vita-Sackville West (via her personal journals and writings) and her son, Nigel Nicolson. The marriage in question? That of Vita and Nigel’s father, Harold Nicolson. They were both rather upper-crust, rather snobby (particularly in Vita’s case) and rather rich. They were also—both–rather bi.


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westernmuslimahconvert  asked:

How did Margaret Beauford treat Elizabeth in real life? I doubt anything in the series The White Queen is true. The White Princess infuriates me!

For what we know, they had a good and cordial relationship. They teamed-up often during Henry’s reign –after all, it was their descendants they were working for.

Margaret was a presence at court, but non-constant. She didn’t live all the time at the Palace and owned a residence away from London. Margaret spent a lot of time at Collyweston, where she took an important role in local justice and government- Henry VII used his few relatives and allies like the earl of Oxford as much as he could to secure his rule over England. So Margaret definitely wasn’t always at court, leaving Henry and Elizabeth together. Margaret wasn’t trying to control her son and daughter-in-law all the time. She was largely dedicated to her charities and foundations. 
Yet, Henry clearly revered her and listened to her on domestic matters for example. Other Kings’ mothers had been involved in their son’s court as well btw (Cecily Neville, mother of Edward IV, was also a constant presence during the early years of her son’s rule. She even revised her coat of arms to include the royal arms of England, hinting that her husband, Richard Duke of York, had been a rightful king and that she was effectively Queen Dowager, and when Edward married Elizabeth Woodville, he built new queen’s quarters for her and let his mother remain in the queen’s quarters in which she had been living).
We have to remember that Margaret had actively worked towards her son’s marriage to Elizabeth of York.
However, that Margaret was commanding and imperious cannot be denied, but then nor can her affection for both her son and daughter-in-law. There is no evidence Henry favoured his mother over his wife. The most used accounts of Margaret’s alleged dominance over her daughter-in-law are from the Spanish ambassadors, like : “The King is much influenced by his mother…the Queen, as is generally the case, does not like it.” but looking at the entire letter gives a slightly different context.“The King is much influenced by his mother and his followers in affairs of personal interest and in others. The Queen, as is generally the case, does not like it. There are other persons who have much influence in the government, as, for instance, the Lord Privy Seal, the Bishop of Durham, the Chamberlain, and many others.“

But then we should remember that the spanish men were used to see a strong Queen in Isabella de Castilla —even stronger that the spanish King since her lands were far wider and powerful than his—, a queen taking decisions and contradicting her husband, even publicly. So the ‘humble and reverend’ Elizabeth could be perceived as submissive.
And ambassadors had their own agendas as well. I tend to take their opinions with a grain of salt (Spanish envoys also called Anne Boleyn the biggest whore of all or something like that, so yeah…). EOY was pregnant then too so maybe Margaret was being overprotective, or EOY was not in a good state… idk?

It was Margaret who intervened for Elizabeth’s younger sister Cecily when she angered Henry with her marriage to a commoner, Margaret who gave Cecily and her husband shelter and negotiated with Henry on Cecily’s behalf so Elizabeth would not be placed in a difficult position. It was Margaret who looked after Elizabeth in the aftermath of Bosworth, newly renovating her rooms to keep her comfortable and allowing her the privacy to get to know her future husband. Margaret kept a permanent suite of rooms entirely for Elizabeth’s disposal at her estate in Collyweston. It was to Margaret’s house that Elizabeth fled with Prince Henry during the Cornish uprising of 1497. It was Margaret to whom Elizabeth turned when she was anxious about her daughter being sent to Scotland. It was Margaret who commissioned the printer William Caxton to publish the romance Blanchardin and Eglantine, in honour of the love-story that was Henry and Elizabeth’s marriage (then, Margaret & Elizabeth together commissioned  a highly popular prayer sequence).
When, in the run-up to Prince Arthur and Catherine’s wedding, Lady Margaret drew up a list of the queen’s attendants, there were spaces for names to be included –after discussion with Elizabeth.
A letter from Pope Alexander –around 1498 if i am right?– warned Margaret that Henry had already promised Elizabeth that he would appoint her candidate as the next bishop of Worcester, therefore Margaret’s candidate had to be dropped. So he listened his wife intead of his mother for this example (and maybe more since a lot of letters disappeared). I can’t imagine Henry allowing anyone, even his own mother, to disrespect Elizabeth. Elizabeth was the crowned Queen of England, and by simple dint of the social order of the day, she outranked Margaret by a mile.

People likes to imagine that when Margaret dressing like Elizabeth or signing as ‘Margaret R’, was to show her ‘power’ over her daughter-in-law. But the fact of being dressed alike was not new. A miniature shows Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville kneeling before an image of the Trinity, and Cecily, Edward’s mother, is depicted in royal robes, placed immediately behind the Queen. Amy Licence said that, on key occasions Elizabeth and Margaret appeared in “like mantle and surcoat” but then Margaret tended to her daughter-in-law’s crown as Elizabeth feasted.
And for the ‘Margaret R’, people thinks it’s for Regina (The Queen) when in fact, we do know that Margaret signed her letters Margaret Richmond because she was the Dowager Countess of Richmond through Henry’s father. She sometimes seemed to have used Margaret R to shorten her signature ( people often get lazy when signing, I tend to just scribble my initials,  so it could have been that too) leading people to speculate that she was signing as “Regina” for Queen.

Elizabeth, on the other hand, was pleasant-natured and easy-going. Perhaps she smothered a smile when Margaret got deadly serious about making sure that every tapestry and bedspread in her daughter-in-law’s chamber was just right, but it didn’t really bother her. Perhaps she saw it as a sign of Margaret’s care for her that she wanted to make sure everything was perfect for Elizabeth so she’d have a pleasant experience in her lying-in chamber.
There’s always the consideration that her ‘submission’ and public nice nature were actually an strategy of Elizabeth herself -perhaps young Elizabeth observed that her mother, perceived as an active political Queen attracted a lot of negative feelings, comment and reactions, which may have contributed to the success of Richard III’s coup. Her predecessor, Margaret of Anjour, was also a busy political Queen, resulting in an image that proved disastrous for the Lancastrian cause.

There may have been times of conflict but most of the evidence points towards the two women being civil and great partners, if not friendly despite their very different personalities.

In the end, It’s hard to judge a relationship only on very brief interactions, reported by biased men (good or bad interactions).

i hope i answered your question :)

A Thomas/Edward fic masterpost

Dedicated to our little niche fandom. Special thanks to afewreelthoughts for her encouragement.

Part 1: Authors with multiple fics, series & longer works (part 2)

HowCleverOfYou (aka yesmrspatmore/sadperfonholdingafork)

Thomas is working a dead-end job as a photo tech at Isis, one of London’s finest pharmacies, with little hope of a promotion. Amidst his bills piling up and his roommate Ethel getting herself into trouble, he finds himself attracted to a boy in customer Gwen Dawson’s photographs.

There’s a radio show on channel 62 that runs from midnight ‘til five, where the host plays whatever the hell he wants, whenever the hell he wants.

This is the story of a mattress in the living room, dusty old love letters, and a ghost lost in his own memories.

Thomas is dating one of London’s most notorious drug lords - he’s not supposed to take blind guys to the hospital and then accidentally fall in love with them.

In which Edward and Thomas help each other heal after Dr. Clarkson allows him to stay, and Thomas falls deeply, deeply in love. Fifteen snippets.

The first thing he’s aware of is pain. Incredible, debilitating pain that has him crying out, fingers scrabbling across the bandages over his eyes. It hurts everywhere; the dull ache in his bones that he’s had since the moment he left home is the least of his worries. He’s in a bed somewhere, blindfolded, hurting, and his first thought is, ‘they’ve got me. The Germans have got me.’

thomas is a vlogger-ish and he meets a group of other vloggers that includes edward


Keep your head up and watch the days flicker on by.

(a series of drabbles and ficlets about Edward and Thomas and their little up and downs in life)

A small drabble between Thomas and Lieutenant Edward. Sometimes it got bad, sometimes he remembered blue blue eyes and told himself that maybe he’s not that damned after all.


When Thomas Barrow gives into a weakness, a need to say goodbye, a great deal changes, starting with the saving of a life.

Thomas, Edward, and Remembrance Sunday.

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Though Often I’ve Called You Sweet 

Edward is soft, deceptively so, with his thin mouth and his thin shoulders that hide a gentleman’s soul. He’s sweet, and like a fly to honey, Thomas orbits him, waiting, waiting, taking every chance he can to touch him and losing pieces of himself with every pass. For the first time in Thomas’s silly life, he falls for someone’s personality before their looks.

The Invasion of Mastering Love

With the miracle that Sarah O’Brien manages to pull out of her hat, it’s like all of Thomas’s vaguest daydreams come true. He’s not so eager to her face, of course, because they might be friends, but he knows what she’s like, and he’s not about to give her the satisfaction of seeing him grateful. He’ll not owe her, not even for this, not even for the promotion to Sergeant and the chance to be near Edward again.

“Right, then,” he says again, wiping his sweaty palms down his thighs. “I’m Thomas, Dr. Clarkson’s graduate assistant. Er. Daisy said you needed a field placement?”

This is for the Take Your Fandom to Work meme.


Thomas’s plans leave the Front are interrupted by a young lieutenant with a beautiful face.

Taken from the prompt on dakinkmeme’s tumblr: “Edward Courtenay and Thomas Barrow meet on the battlefield before Edward goes blind. Thomas saves Edward from blindness but he is the one who loses his sight instead.”

Thomas Barrow wrinkled his nose and felt sick remembering all the sweet, sweet things Lieutenant Edward Courtenay had said of the youngest Crawley daughter.

This fic was inspired by Edward Courtenay and Sybil Crawley’s deleted scenes printed in the series 2 scriptbook. x


Lieutenant Edward Courtenay is having difficulty adjusting after being blinded by an IED in Iraq. Psychiatrist Dr. Sybil Crawley and hospital volunteer Thomas Barrow-serving a community sentence for assault-help him to understand his life isn’t over, but just beginning.



A little prequel that focuses on Edward and the disaster in which he loses his eyesight.


This was just what he didn’t need – to develop some stupid infatuation with a man he could never be with, could, in fact, lose his job over. But he knew himself. He knew how stupid he always got with the wrecks of men that he was attracted to.


Vignette and a slice of life in Thomas and 'Ted’ Courtenay’s developing relationship.


More slice of life moments for modern AU Doctor Thomas Barrow and Edward 'Ted’ Courtenay.

“I can remember standing by the wall, and the guns shot above our heads, and we kissed as though nothing could fall, and the shame, it was on the other side…”

Edward survives, but his brother Jack is called up and killed near the end of the war. With Thomas’ help he’s adjusting to managing the estate.

Written for Tito11’s Bring Your Fandom to Work (or school) meme. This fic does both.

Thomas Barrow is the Slytherin prefect - but is rather too distracted by various male schoolmates of his.

Thomas Barrow fell in love with Edward Courtenay while serving as a medic at the Downton Cottage Hospital during the Great War. Years later, Lieutenant Courtenay falls in love with Thomas when Thomas is back in that same hospital. But Lieutenant Courtenay killed himself in 1917, which complicates matters, as does the rival he finds in Jimmy Kent…



“Only the sacred things are worth touching”.

“Do you suppose I would try it again with you sitting watch?” 
"Wouldn’t have thought you’d try it at all,” Barrow said quickly, voice stretched taut. “Sir.”


Thomas and Edward run off to Ireland with Sybil and Tom. After a shooting star passes, Thomas finds that his wish has come true.

Thomas and Edward Courtney run off after the war. But Edward isn’t exactly happy with this new life of his… Warning: homophobia, character death.


Edward Courtenay has been at the Downton village hospital for a few weeks, and is struggling to adjust and accept his new life. Will Thomas be able to make him see that he has a life worth living and adapting to?

After being discharged from Downton Abbey’s convalescent home, Edward Courtenay is sent back to his family’s house in Oxford. He takes his mother by surprise, when he does not in fact arrive there alone, but with Thomas along side him. But when he gets there, he finds that he has not only been discharged from the army and the hospital, but also what seems like his life all together.

Blue Bloods: Epilogue

Summary: Even though it’s been one year since the explosion, nightmares continue to plague John.
Characters: John Winchester, Female Reader, Sam Winchester, & Dean Winchester.
Word Count: 1,975
Warnings: Language, nightmares, fluff,
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“13-David, do you copy?”

John quickly swallowed the food in his mouth before answering, “This is 13-David, go ahead.”

“Got a call about a possible domestic situation.”

Meeting Jim’s gaze, John sighed heavily. “Let me guess, the Trenton residence.”

“That is correct, 13-David,” even over the radio, John and Jim could hear the sadness in Karen’s voice.

“Roger that, Central. 13-David responding.”  

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Meeting Bella (Rosalie/Emmett imagine)

A/N: Eleanor Rosemarie Cullen is the default name I came up with for Rosalie and Emmett’s adopted human daughter

FC: Zoey Deutch

Word Count: 3k+

Originally posted by phoebetonhkin

I helped my grandparents make Italian food for the girl Edward was bringing home to meet us. Grandma and I have yet to meet her officially. Granted, I was a sophomore, so I heard about her, but don’t have any classes with her. That, and being in a family that was ostracized, it wasn’t the easy to be a social butterfly when even the sound of your last name has everyone running in the opposite direction.

“Do you want to go wash up Eleanor? We’re making enough for two, so this will be dinner for tonight,” My grandmother told me, her smile reaching her golden halcyon like orbs. I put down the knife I was using to chop the basil leaves for the chicken that grandpa had currently sizzling and popping on the stove. Walking over towards grandpa, I turned on the tap and waited for the water to heat up to the right temperature.
“Is she even Italian?” I heard my mom ask from behind me. She had been holding the bowl while my dad cut up what grandma told him to. My mother doesn’t easily express her jealousy, but I could hear what she’d told my father during the wee hours of the morning. She was jealous of the human, how she has a choice. I can’t blame my mother for being jealous and her reasoning behind her seemingly out of place jealousy for the human girl. My mother explained her story to me when she and my father deemed it to be appropriate, but I still think they’re leaving things out from the story. Not that I mind, seeing as I was irate when my mother told me about her last night as a human. So, for Bella to throw that all away, because I could tell how uncle Edward was starting to act, the only outcomes that could come about from this is her dying from him getting carried away or by the hands of another vampire. Or, his other option is to watch her grow old and grey while he was frozen at 17, as he had been since 1918.

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It’s All Coming Back

This is based off of a prompt I got a couple of weeks ago. Set in current Grey’s time, Maggie and Meredith help Amelia realize she’s pregnant.

Meredith had everything ready to go; Zola’s lunch was packed and in her bag, all three children fed, shoes and coats on. Maggie was just finishing her coffee, and all they needed now was Amelia. Since she moved back in, about a month and half ago, the carpool had gone swimmingly. No late and half naked Amelia changing in the back seat, no arguing about who was driving or what time they had to be ready in order to get the kids school and daycare. Meredith groaned at the thought of the tortuous part of the carpool starting again. Her and Amelia’s relationship was still on the mend and a dumb fight about being late for carpool was not something worth ruining it for, but Zola had school and Amelia was an adult, so Meredith decided it was worth the risk. “Amelia! Let’s go, Zola can’t be late.”

“I just need five minutes!” Amelia yelled from her bedroom upstairs.

Meredith rolled her eyes and sat down at the table with Maggie and the kids, knowing it would be well over five minutes. “Mommy I forgot my new princess pencil upstairs, can I go get it?”

“Quickly Zozo.” Meredith watched her oldest run to the stairs, her blue and green book bag bobbing up and down on her shoulders with each step. “And tell Aunt Amy to hurry up!”

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Feminism: Not a Four Letter Word

My lady-problems with last night in little bullets. None of my problems are with these characters. I may not love Amber or Catherine to the moon, but I wanted so much better than the below for all of these characters. What the show does/did to them is just…..wrong. Painfully. 


  1. Adorable beginning in bed, like tootsweet. 
  2. Given knowing what his job is, and how important and insane it can at a moment’s noticed, if his phone was blowing up, had every reasons to pick it up.
  3. She gets justifiedly unhappy about Danny lying to her about Rachel, which never gets cleared up with her. Only Danny and Steve talk about it.
  4. In the finale episode, we further find out Danny hasn’t cleared the above matter up or said why/what happened to her three days later. While Amber is utterly missing from the wedding scene, too, and not Danny’s Plus 1.   
  5. Poof girlfriend does not appear when it’s not about her being a) affectionate in bed or b) being some combination of confused-angry-jealous

Rachel Edwards

  1. I have missed you so much Rachel. 
  2. I love that we have her still in Hawaii. Because the thing I get most tired of in fandom is people’s constant assumption she moved to Vegas somehow still. When we’ve never seen or heard that. 
  3. I knew about this spoiler two months ago, but even so – 
  4. I have so many problems with insta-sick child. 
  5. I have so many problems with Rachel lying to Danny about this for three years straight. 
  6. I have, also, before we dive into it problems, and deep anger/sympathies, for Stan who just realized HIS ONLY BORN CHILD is not his because she has lied to him for three years, too. 
  7. I have problems with Rachel deciding three years ago that Danny’s job made him unsuitable to be a parent for his to-be-born song. 
  8. I have even bigger problems with the fact somehow the show wants me to believe Rachel was a) ready to move with Danny & Grace to New Jersey, was even in the airport to do this thing, but then b) decided to leave Danny and return to Stan because she was pregnant with Danny’s son. #NonLogicHello
  9. Once again. Sorry, Stan. Guess you weren’t any part of that either. You weren’t a dad. You weren’t the person she wanted. You were just a safe, lucrative place to raise a child not near a dangerous job. You were just needed incase Grace lost her dad, so both of her kid’s wouldn’t have.
  10. Oh. Wait. 
  11. I, also, hate that the show now wants me to believe that any part of Rachel’s gratitude for Danny being there to help her through her child birth episode as a friend is now COVERED IN DUPLICITOUS LYING AND PLAY ACTING to the father of the child being born. I had loved that episode showing a growth toward them being able to still be there for each other, putting aside the pain and vitriole, in moments it mattered.
  12. But. Oh. Sorry. So she was lying to Danny all through that, too?
  13. So. Welcome, to the perfect character assignation of Rachel Edwards.
  14. Lenkov could have fridged her and it would have been kinder than this. 
  15. Danny should be pissed to all hell, and he should take her to court for all of it. Because he’d win no questions asked with the mother doing this to him.

Kono Kalakaua

  • Chin Ho Kelly, I love you with the fire of a million suns, but there is no “letting” Kono do anything where it comes to being married. She’s a big girl.
  • Because it bears repeating. Seriously. 
  • (…..though I super loved her shirt in the first episode, and want it. So I know she has normal clothes that look amazing she could have been in, even on her ‘supposed make-up and hair’ morning. Sorry, no dice. You can have two well dressed ladies side by side. You didn’t need it to just be one of the bridesmaids reappearing as a Hot, Gorgeous Love Interest.)
  • I am so sorry, Grace Park. I understand now why you seemed hurt in your interview about how you weren’t going to get any focus at all on your wedding, even on your wedding day. 
  • I would be hurt too if all the focus on my wedding day episode was everywhere but me, and if the only inserted couple tension scenes in my wedding episodes had absolutely nothing to do with me or my fiance.

Catherine Rollins

  • Appears awkwardly and cutely, like she should
  • Has her character appearance broken down instantly by the boys talking about what her intentions toward Steve are
  • The next and only things we get. Cath is hot in a dress. She stands on a beach watching and waiting, and gets a You Saved The Day hug and kiss, and then an I missed you scene. 
  • Things we never got, also, in order – 
  • Any word about how Cath’s amazing year in Afghanistan doing the job she wanted was. WHY DID WE NOT EVEN GET TO HEAR HOW NAJBI IS? DOES NO ONE CARE HOW HER LITTLE SCHOOL SHE MADE TO PROTECT THOSE KIDS IS? BUELLAR? 
  • Why is she suddenly reduced to “How long do you want me to stay?” Where did the self-actualized, in charge of her life and having her own allies and necessary choices, Cath who rode off on a bike made of possession and hero-mettle to save a friend, who even once she stayed there, decided to do even more good for the kids there, suddenly get back to letting Steve be the sole decider of her future again?
  • ….who are “my guys” she’s working with? And do not start with her working with The Navy unless you want to see my body become a raging ball of flames. 
  • A: She can’t be working for the Navy if she got a three week Dishonorable Discharge. (Because there is no possible way on God’s Green Earth to retire from the Navy in a three week or even three month period. End of story. It’s not real and possible.) 
  • B: If we bypass A, like it doesn’t exist, like the show has been doing for years now, she STILL can’t be working in The Naval Reserves now if she went AWOL in Afghanistan for a year to find an old ally and help kids there. 
  • But it’s all cool. Doesn’t matter. Because she’s awkward and hot and on your arm and used her resources for your case and is sitting next to you and missed you. What. 

I’m so confused. And patently a little ragey. My girls. My girls. MY GIRLS. You all deserved so much better. It doesn’t matter which ones of you are my favorites or not my favorites. 


anonymous asked:

Were any of the older Romanov sisters being "courted" by any boys before they died?

Hello ! Olga being the eldest was more concerned by marriage matters than her sisters, one of her first suitor was the twenty-three-year-old Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark he fell under the charm of Olga while visiting his sister Grand Duchess Maria Georgievna, His sister´s lady-in-waiting wrote :

He told me, that he greatly admired the Grand Duchess Olga…and asked me if I thought he had any chance. To me this was nothing very new, as I was accustomed to his short-lived enthusiasms, but this time I decided it would be a very good idea. After endless discussion, we decided to speak to his sister, the Grand Duchess George, and she suggested, ‘Why not try?’ So, having been given a stiff whisky and soda, he started for Livadia that afternoon. Whilst he was away, we three, the Grand Duchess, Zoia [the Baroness’s daughter] and I, walked about aimlessly. We worked ourselves into a perfect fever of excitement. When we heard the wheels of the car returning we nearly broke our necks trying to get to the door. I slid down the staircase in my haste but neither I nor anyone else took the least notice of that. He looked pale but dignified. We imagined he would have returned triumphant with a ring on his finger. Pushing him into the small writing room, we yelled at him, ‘Well?’ He slumped into a chair, and with a bewildered expression said, ‘I don’t know.’ ‘What do you mean, you fool, you don’t know?’ ‘Well, I don’t.’ Then, when we had ceased insulting him, he told us that the Emperor had been most kind but said firmly, ‘Olga is too young to think of such a thing as marriage yet.”

An union between Carol of Romania and Olga was considered more carefully, but it didn’t work out because clearly Olga wasn’t attracted to him, Carol also didn’t fell anything for her, at that time she said to Pierre Gilliard ‘ I don’t want to leave Russia. I’m a Russian and I mean to remain a Russian.’ However Carol was charmed by Maria, and asked her hand but Nicholas refused upon the fact she was too young. It was for the best Carol wasn’t a gift and they knew it, the girls purposely sunburned their faces during the voyage to Romania so that Carol finds them ugly.  Here is the opinion of his mother Queen Marie :

When the idea of a marriage between our son, Carol, and Olga, the eldest daughter of the Czar, was proposed, I was more against than for it, because I feared that uncanny illness—hæmophilia—which the women of certain families are supposed to give to their sons. I knew that poor Alix had given this illness to her heir, and I dared not face such a risk for our family. Gladly would I have welcomed one of Nicky’s daughters, had it not been for this, as, besides the ties of affection, it was a most flattering proposal, especially as it had been brought forward by the Russian side.”

Alexander of Serbia exchanged letters with Tatiana, it is said he was quite smitten by the second daughter of the Tsar.

The English side, Prince Arthur son of Prince Arthur Duke of Connaught, visited Russia in 1911, the British ambassador’s daughter noticed that his visit was ’ secretly to look at the Emperor’s daughter. ’ We know nothing about this meeting, or the impression for both of them.

Their cousin Louis Mountbatten fell in love with Maria and kept her photograph on his bedside all his life, who knows what would have happened if the Revolution didn’t broke out ? He was quite loved by his cousins, but I don’t think Maria had the same level of love than Dickie.

Of course Edward, the Prince of Wales who was 1 year older than Olga was mentioned but nothing serious came out.

The Russian side Prince Ioann Konstantinovich had a soft spot for Olga, he was very sad when he realised that he couldn’t marry her. But he had a happy marriage with Helena of Serbia, short but happy.

Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich was once considered as a prospective husband for Olga but his behaviour made him fall from the grace of Alexandra.

Alexandra was horrified when Maria Pavlovna proposed her second son, Boris, as a possible future husband for Olga, she wrote :

to give over a well used half worn out, blasé young man to a pure, fresh girl, 18 years his junior, & to live in a house in which many a woman has ‘shared his life’… An inexperienced girl would suffer terribly, to have her husband 4th, 5th hand or more.’

Boris of Bulgaria, Adalbert of Germany, Peter of Montenegro were also names which were circulated at that time.

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We know that the three eldest developed strong attachment over few officers. Olga nursed an innocent passion for a junior officer on the Standard, Pavel Voronov, it seems he shared her feelings, but it was doomed from the beginning and he married Olga Kleinmikhel. Olga wrote in code in her diary : ‘T. was there with my S [Voronov]. In the end he is S. to me, for the bride [has] the rest of him, but for me [he is] S.’ Here is a young and older Olga with Voronov

Then she grew, as a nurse, an attachment to Dmitri ‘Mitya’ Shakh-Bagov, she often wrote about ‘Mitya’ in her diary and I. Belyaev wrote :

The Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna had her very own ‘protégé’ : the sick young ensign from Yerevan - Shakh-Bagov, very sweet and shy like a girl. It was obvious that he was utterly in love with his nurse. His cheeks burned with a bright flame whenever he looked at Olga Nikolaevna.’

Meanwhile Tatiana had fallen for Dmitri Malama a Kuban Cossack, Alexandra had a special affection for him and she wrote

My little Malama came for an hour yesterday evening…Looks flourishing more of a man now, an adorable boy still. I must say a perfect son in law he w(ou)ld have been – why are foreign P(rin)ces not as nice?”. Tatiana also had another suitor Boris Ravtopulo he was hooked by her but never had the courage to tell her his feelings. ‘

He fought for the White Army after the Revolution broke out and was killed in 1919. It seems that she had another love interest in Vladimir Kiknadze. Here she is with Malama :

As for Maria she felt affection for Nicholas Demenkov, she openly talked of her crush to her father, she’d even sign her letters ‘Mrs. Kolya Demenkov.’, Alexandra called him  ‘Marie’s fat fellow’.

At leas they lived the early stage of love. Nicholas and Alexandra wanted to take things slowly, World War I put a brake to any marriage prospects. Moreover they were so close that I think they cherished the fact that they could ‘keep’ their daughters with them. In my opinion they would have never push their daughters into a loveless marriage nor a dynastic marriage that could have been unhappy, maybe I’ve an utopian view on the subject but despite many people think Alexandra wasn’t a snob and cold hearted..

written in the stars {a henry & elizabeth ficlet}

pairing: Henry Tudor x Elizabeth of York
summary: small talk between the royal couple about Elizabeth’s seventh pregnancy
rating: G
words: 1321
notes: the second Henry/Elizabeth fic i post on this blog (here the first one). a shorter one. i wanted something a bit bittersweet and cute but sad at once… yeah it sounds very ambitious haha but i hope you will like it. and as usual, sorry for my terrible english! + 2 little gifs :)

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Build Me Up

Lame title is lame i’m sorry

Hey @edwinrys! I’m your secret santa! I heard you like modern AUs so here’s a modern EdWin with some Royai with some parental-ness thrown in. It’s actually pre-relationship so I hope that’s okay. @fullmetalsecretsanta

Summary: Physical therapist Winry Rockbell has a very stubborn patient and his name is Edward Elric.

In my head Ed and Winry are in their 20s in this AU ^_^

Originally was just going to be Ed and Winry, but Roy and Riza walked into the story and wouldn’t leave so I just left them.

“I don’t need to learn how to sit,” Edward growled, ignoring the searing pain from his leg.

“Yes you do,” his physical therapist answered for the third time, “it’s part of the-”

“Healing process, yeah,” he finished for her, having heard it before. He paused to complete the task before speaking again, not trusting himself to not grunt with the pain. He didn’t want to admit it but it fucking hurt.

“I want to walk,” he said firmly, making sure to meet her eyes.

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