by carolina no

Dan Fazio says his phone is “ringing off the hook” these days.

He’s executive director of WAFLA, an organization that helps fruit growers in Washington state find workers — and specifically, foreign workers who are allowed to enter the U.S. specifically as seasonal workers on farms.

Interest in WAFLA’s services is surging for two different reasons. There’s a shortage of farm workers across the country. But more recently, it’s also been driven by fear of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.

Fearful Farmers Rush To Find ‘Guest Workers’

Sebastian Aho #1 - Little One

Originally posted by artemiaddict

A/N: Eh 2 imagines in one day! I really enjoyed writing this one, it is super cute and I started to get into the groove of it much better so enjoy!

for @sportsxnetflix can you write me a imagine about sebastian aho where the reader is an athletic trainer and when the reader and sebastian are in pnc she sees a lost kid and helps him and i have no for what else? (can they be dating)

Hope you like it!

_X_

“Seb! I swear to god, if you keep putting that sweaty towel in my face I’m not massaging your legs before tonight’s game!” you threw the offending towel back at your retreating boyfriend who was laughing at your expense.

“Aw, come on (Y/N),” Sebastian Aho grinned at you, “You could never resist the opportunity to touch me.” He wiggled his eyebrows suggestively at you

“Ew, you two are so gross.” Teuvo Teräväinen pretended to gag beside you

“Hey, I’m not the gross one! Blame Sepe.” you accused

“Whatever, I have a gym session with you after video today right?” Teuvo asked you.

“Yup, I’ll be there in 15, so come up whenever.” you told him before waving good bye. Seb walked back to your side, took your hand in his again, and kissed the side of your head as you continued to walk around in the back halls of the PNC. You sighed and leaned into Sebastian’s shoulder. This was one of your favourite parts about being an athletic trainer for the ‘Canes, you got to spend all your time with your loving boyfriend instead of having to deal with all of the drama that normal NHL relationships go through due to separation and busy schedules. You continued walking while Sepe was asking you about who you had to see today for injuries or just maintenance appointments. That was when you saw her, a little blonde girl, probably not much older than 5, running her fingertips along the concrete wall, looking completely lost in daydream. Both you and Sebastian stopped in your tracks and shared looks of confusion, as there was no one else in sight that could possibly be watching this cute girl.

You walked cautiously up to her and crouched down to her level, “Hey sweetie, what are you doing?”

The girl stopped right in her tracks blinked a couple times at you, looked around at her surroundings and then all of a sudden you could see the panic and tears welling up in the little girl’s eyes, “I-I-I was playing imagination and I thought I was s-still with mommy!” she stuttered out tears starting to fall onto her cheeks as she got more and more worked up.  

“Oh, it’s okay sweetie! You’re safe with us, we can help you find your mom.” you comforted. At the mention of ‘we’ Seb knelt down next to you.

“Y-You’re S-Sebastian Aho.” the little girl furiously wiped at tears

Sebastian smiled warmly at the kid and nodded.

“Y-you’re my favourite hockey player!” her eyes widened in admiration making Seb smile even bigger, “Can I have a hug?” she asked and Seb swept her up in his arms gently. The girl started to smile through some of the remaining tears and gripped around his neck tightly. When she didn’t let go, Sebastian chuckled and stood up, picking the little girl up with him and setting her against his hip. This caused her to put a big smile on her face while she wiped away the last of her tears.

“What’s your name little one?” He smiled

“Rosie.” she answered

“What are you doing here Rosie?” You asked from the other side of Seb

“Well, my baby sitter cancelled this morning and my mom said she needed to do something about ‘sound check’ and my friend was away today at her grandparent’s so I had to come to work with her today.” Rosie babbled

“Oh! Are you Amanda’s daughter?” you asked.

“Yes! Amanda is my mom’s name! oh, she’s going to be mad when she finds out I left where she told me to sit.”

“I’m sure she’ll just be happy to have you back little one.” Sebastian said as he bounced her, making Rosie laugh, “Who is Amanda?” Sebastian asked you

“She’s the anthem singer. I think she’d be doing her sound check on the ice now.” you answered, “Let’s get this little munchkin back ok?” you smiled at Rosie before leading the way through the arena.

As you were walking and asking Rosie some questions to keep her entertained, she suddenly spoke up, “Are you in love?”

That made you do a double-take. Wow, you forgot how blunt kids could be. Sebastian, the champ that he is, just chuckled softly and pretend-whispered into the small girl’s ear. “I love (Y/N) to the moon and back but I haven’t told her yet.”

The girl nodded solemnly like she understood the inner workings of all adult relationships, “I think you should tell her.” she whispered back

“And why is that little one?” he asked

“Because she’s blushing right now!” the girl giggled. Sebastian met your eyes where you were desperately trying to stop yourself from turning into a fire hydrant.

That was just the moment when you turned the corner and saw Amanda Bell, the Hurricane’s anthem singer running around frantically, presumably looking for her mischievous daughter.

“MOMMY!” Rosie yelled from Sebastian’s arms and wiggled in his grasp until he put her down. She sprinted down the hall to where you could see her mom let out a big sigh of relief before crouching down to scoop up her little one in her arms and pepper kisses all over her squealing face.

“Thank you guys so much!” she sighed when you caught up with her, “I was worried sick.”

“No worries,” Sebastian smiled easily. “I love kids, and she has good taste in hockey players.” he winked at you.

“Don’t I know it!” Amanda laughed, “she refuses to go to a game without her Aho jersey. Anyways, we have to run. Thank you guys again.” she waved and darted in the opposite direction, Rosie smiling and waving at us over her mom’s shoulders.

“So… I don’t think my heart can handle you with kids, too damn cute.” you smiled up at Sepe.

“Well, you better get used to it.” he leaned down and kissed the tip of your nose.

“Why is that?”

“Because I love you, and you are going to be stuck with me for a long time.”

“In that case I better get used to it because I love you too.”

_X_

Sebastian Aho || My First Kiss Went A Little Like This...

Oh god! I’m so screwed! 

Sebastian told me he set up this amazing date and he’ll be here at 7 o'clock. It’s already 6:30 and I’m not ready! 

I quickly put on the silky blue cocktail dress he gave me this morning and stand back to look at myself in the mirror. 

“Wow” I whisper. 

It fits me perfectly. 

The color is the same as my eyes and the dress seems molded to my body.  

“Ok ok! Y/N enough admiring yourself in the mirror, get you lazy self ready!” I whisper to myself.

While putting on simple make up my phone starts buzzing. I rush over to my bed where it lays, but knowing my clumsy self I trip before getting there. Out of breath I answer the phone quickly. 

“Hello?” I ask panting. 

“Hey baby girl. Y/N? You ok?” Sebastian’s deep voice fills my ears.

“Yeah yeah great! So what’s up?” Oh gosh I hope he isn’t on his way. 

“I just wanted to tell you to bring a change of clothes. Make sure they’re warm.” I could hear the smile in his voice through the phone.

A small giggle escaped my lips as I replied ok and we said our goodbyes. 

“Now, time to look gorgeous!” I mutter. 

After 20 minutes of rushing around to get my hair and change of clothes perfected the ring of the doorbell sounds throughout my apartment. I rush to the door and see my handsome date standing there in a nice dress shirt and pants. 

“You ready for our date m’lady?” He asks with a funny accent and takes my hand. 

“I am kind sir.” We both laugh and walk down stairs. 

There our ‘trusty stead’ awaits. We took a carriage ride around town and enjoyed all the lights in the trees and the glow from the street lamps. We stopped for dinner in the cutest café and laughed the entire time at stupid jokes. All in all this has been the perfect night. 

“Ready for the next part?” He asks with a goofy grin plastered on his face. 

“There’s a next part?!” I ask laughing. 

“Duh! Now go get changed in the bathroom and meet me at the carriage.” I nod and head off to change. 

When I get outside I see that he has changed as well and is giving the carriage driver directions to somewhere. 

When we pull up at the rink I am completely surprised. 

Yes, he’s a hockey player but he also knows I’ve never been skating before. I know I know, it’s almost a crime. 

We lace up the skates that we are handed inside the rink and he explains that he’s going to teach me how to skate.

Well, once we get out on the ice, I practically wipe out. He tries to stifle his laughter but when he sees me laughing he joins me. 

After getting the basics, and holding onto his hand very tightly, we start moving a little faster. Wait. How you you stop on these things?! Just as I’m about to ask, Sebastian stops but I don’t. Let’s just say that I was still holding his hand, so we both tumble down onto the freezing ice. I open my eyes and realize there is virtually no space between us. 

“You have such pretty eyes Y/N…” He whispers looking at me intently. I smile softly and thank him while trying to fight the blush that is creeping up. 

“C-can I kiss you?” He asks unsurely. I look at him and then my eyes drift towards his soft, pink lips. 

“I-I never kissed anyone…” I admit shyly. 

“You won’t regret it Y/N, I promise.” He whispers and leans in a little.
I lean in too and in no time his lips are on mine. As cheesy as it sounds, fireworks exploded. 

Best. Night. Ever.

Originally posted by faulker