carpet flowers

anonymous asked:

I JUST READ THE SADDEST FIC AND NOW I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO IM ACTUALLY SL SAD. IT WAS ABOUT HOW DRACO AND HARRY'S "scared potter?" And "you wish" THROUGHOUT THE YEARS BUT AT THE END DRACO DIES AND HES JUST LAYING ON THE ROAD WITH BLOOD EVERYWHERE AND HE SOFTLY WHISPERS "scared potter?" BC ITS TOO LATE FOR AN EMERGENCY TRUCK TO COME AND THEY BOTH KNEW HE WOULD DIE SO HARRY, TRYING NOT TO CRY STUTTERED "you wish" AND KISSED DRACO ONE LAST TIME. IM CRYING WTF HELP I NEED FICS THATLL CHEER ME UP PLS

OMG YOU POOR SOUL. I feel you, we have all been there! Also that fic sounds heartbreaking I’ll need to read it. I’m going to give you a collection of feel-good fics that I love dearly and that always make me smile.

Drarry + feel-good fic recs

Crutch, by AWickedMemory (11k)
Harry has too much to do, and Draco, too little. The solution? Hire him, of course. Who knew Draco Malfoy would be such a perfect personal assistant?
(One of my precious loves in terms of fic. Assistant!Draco is brilliant, and Harry just can’t do without him. This is hilarious, in character, and so good.)

Little Red Courgette by blamebrampton (31k)
When this season’s purple courgettes are woefully thin, Draco Malfoy thinks it amounts to small beans. Next thing he knows, the Department of Standards is over-run with leeks, Brussels sprouts all sorts of legislative difficulties, and somebody appears to have put a roquette under Harry Potter. Can Draco seize a marrow victory? Or will his plans for peas be squashed?
(I’ve laughed myself to tears on more than one occasion while reading this because it’s so witty and endlessly fun. Author is a genius, truly.)

there’s a trick with a dragon I’m learning to do by curiouslyfic (20k)
Harry’s live-in’s a workaholic being courted — harassed — by an array of weeping minions and an assortment of overprivileged pricks. Harry’s bloody portraits are being harassed — courted — by, well, an assortment of things Harry doesn’t even want to think about. Harry’s had a long week already and so far, his weekend’s not looking much better. At least he can say with certainty there’s no place like home…
(I have so much love for this fic. It has established Drarry with all this domesticity, lovely detailssss, and such great writing. Can’t rec it enough!)

Life Is The Flower (For Which Love Is the Honey) by bafflinghaze (15k)
The Malfoy Manor lands are lush and verdant. Bees hover over carpets of flowers, and ducks paddle in the pond. It is a place far removed from bustling London and pesky reporters; it is a place where Harry finds what—and who—he didn’t know he was missing.
(A fluffy favorite of mine. It’s so goofy and full of bickering, them being adorkable, all this argumentative flirting, and Harry’s baking!)

• In the Company of a Rubber Duck by birdsofshore (34k)
War makes for strange bedfellows. However that doesn’t fully explain how Harry ended up sharing his bath with Draco Malfoy… nor why Malfoy was a rubber duck at the time.
(This sounds cracktastic, and it is. All kinds of hilarious, but also very sweet and precious. Featuring Draco at a muggle cinema and such fun things.)

Crystal Clear by ICMezzo (6.7k)
Harry customizes a snow globe. Draco listens to centaur weather reports. Ron investigates the height of Pansy’s boots. And Hermione knows even more than everything, as usual. (No one signs up for the class for lactating witches.)
(I love everything about this short lil’ beauty. It is chock full of gloriously fun details, Auror partners!Drarry, and such great characterizations I can’t.)

Endangered Familiar by ravenpan (8k)
After the war, all he wanted was some peace and quiet. What he got, was a penguin that brought the exact opposite.
(Extremely cute is what comes to mind when I think of this fic. I just love penguin!Draco so much and the way he and Harry are in it. Wonderful!)

Settle in my slow-burning heart by Teatrolley (10k)
Five years after the war Draco is working a tech developer job in the Auror Office, and it’s all great except this one thing: Harry Potter works there, too. Things only become stranger when Harry starts bringing Draco ugly souvenirs back from his work travels. When Harry then shows up injured in Draco’s flat, Draco considers the possibility that he’s going insane.
(All kinds of precious, this one! Harry is an adorkable cinnamon roll, the writing style is amazing, and Drarry are sooo passionate together and yet soft.)

Adrift by dysonrules (13k)
Auror Harry takes a vacation in the Caribbean and ends up falling from the sky, straight into the lap of Draco Malfoy, modern pirate.
(This is guilty pleasure galore, which is exactly what I need in my life sometimes. So much fun, so good and yet so simple. Love it.)

Bonus:

Paws of Fury by Veritas03 (92k)
“Bellow, bluster… your rage is insignificant. No more than the mewing of a kitten. Do not be afraid. He will save you. Calm you. Love you.” Harry has a furry little problem – but Draco’s scent soothes the savage beastie. Will Draco be able to save him when Harry’s world begins to crumble?
(Way longer than the others on this list, but I usually only need a few chapters to get my fix of fluffy feels. This is so cute my heart melts. Kitten!Harry is the most precious thing, and the cuddles are all you’ll need after angsty times.)

Imagine Hades’ Palace in the Underworld. It’s a grand but barren palace with Roman columns made of human bones, black marbles floors and yellowing, cracking sculptures. There’s no furniture or rugs; not an ounce of warmth or humanity anywhere in the grand structure.

But his bedroom, a private annex toward the back, is carpeted in lush moss. Flowering ivy hangs from the canopy of the bed thats covered in pillows and blankets.  Assorted pots and planters sit on the sill of the tall, pointed windows that flood the room with blue light.  Candlesticks sit on stacks of books surrounding the overstuffed reading chair that Persephone sits in, her legs draped over the arm, reading poetry out loud, while Hades lies in bed, watching her, trying to remember what his time in the Underworld was like before she came to stay and brought so much life with her.

anonymous asked:

HELLOOOO MY AMAZINGLY TALENTED FELLOW SHIPPER im in the mood for some heart wrenchingly adorable fluff, do you have any recs for me? <3

UM FRICK YES I HAVE SOME FLUFF FOR U LETS GO LETS GO LETS GO


Title: THE SHAPE OF THE WORLD
Author: BIXGIRL1
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 48,200 Approx.
Summary: Five years after the Battle of Hogwarts, Draco’s life is finally getting back in order. Until, that is, he sees a familiar face that has been missing since that last awful morning of the war. // When has knowing Potter done anything other than complicate his life? // Although, for two people such as Potter and Malfoy, how can they fall in love except to put aside their preconceived notions about one another?
Content/Warning(s): Memory loss

Title: THE THREE GOLDEN TEARS
Author: NERAK_ROSE
Rating: G
Word Count: 13,800 approx.
Summary: Draco is the Queen’s Appointed Unicorn Caretaker in the Forest of Dean, and is therefore obligated to take care of every living thing in the forest. That also means cursed Saviours…right?
Content/Warning(s): Brief description of animal death

Title: IN EVIDENCE OF MAGICAL THEORY
Author: BIXGIRL1
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 43,700 Approx.
Summary: In which Harry and Draco can’t fight, and so they fall in love instead. // When a hex meant for Draco accidentally catches Harry as well, the pair are forced to learn to understand each other in ways they previously might have thought impossible.
Content/Warning(s): Accidental Bonding

Title: PRETTY FOND OF NOT VERY GOOD IDEAS
Author: LQ_TRAINTRACKS
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 5,000 Approx.
Summary: Harry Peterson, Orderer Extraordinaire, and his trusty sidekick, Ray. Or: Harry’s been hit with a memory charm, but it’s okay because he realizes he’s bent for Draco Malfoy.

Title: HEAD OVER HEELS or here at AO3
Author: BIRDSOFSHORE
Artist: SHIFTYLINGUINI
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 6,100 Approx.
Summary: Bloody Malfoy. Always turning up when he’s not wanted, making Harry notice things he doesn’t want to notice… like Malfoy’s new tattoo.
Content/Warning(s): mild foot and ankle fetish, semi-public sex, footjob, tattoo, pining

Title: TEETER
Author: SHIFTYLINGUINI
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 10,300 Approx.
Summary: If he’d been thinking straight, Draco would have guessed that Harry didn’t do things by halves, and that hopping into bed with him would be as exhilarating and impossible to control as anything Draco’d ever felt about the stupid tosser ― but even Draco could admit that keeping a level-head around Harry wasn’t exactly his strong point.
Content/Warning(s): Edging, orgasm delay/denial, sexual frustration, anal sex, intergluteal sex, blow jobs, face fucking, rimming, dirty talk, masturbation, slightly rough-ish sex, wrist pinning

Title: NEVER FEEL THE BURNING LIGHT
Author: CARPEMERMAID
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 48,000 Approx.
Summary: When it falls to Draco to restore his family name to its former glory the road ahead of him is long, but with Harry Potter’s help and a plan that is just this side of ridiculous he just might succeed at accomplishing his goals and getting what he wants. What neither of them plan on is falling in love along the way.

Title: THE ANTI HARRY or here at AO3

Author: DRACOGOTGAME
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 2,100
Summary: Harry has his eye on the new Fresher. The new Fresher has it in for Harry.
Content/Warning(s): Muggle!Non Magical AU, College!AU, slightly OOC Harry 

Title: WITH GREAT YAWNS AND STRETCHINGS
Author: SUGAR_SCREW
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 22,000 Approx.
Summary: The coffee is very good. Really. And the cats are so cute. That’s why Harry goes so often.

Title: THE PRINCE AND THE HORSEMAN
Author: _MELODIC_
Rating: R
Word Count: 12,500 Approx.
Summary: Prince Draco reluctantly prepares for the arrival of his potential betrothed from a neighbouring kingdom when he meets Harry Potter, their Master of the Horse. The peasant boy is stubborn, rude and willful—of course, Prince Draco is determined to court him.
Content/Warning(s): Fantasy/Historical AU

Title: LIFE IS THE FLOWER (FOR WHICH LOVE IS THE HONEY)
Author: BAFFLINGHAZE
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 15,000 Approx.
Summary: The Malfoy Manor lands are lush and verdant. Bees hover over carpets of flowers, and ducks paddle in the pond. It is a place far removed from bustling London and pesky reporters; it is a place where Harry finds what—and who—he didn’t know he was missing.

Title: TWO WEEKS
Author: SHIFTYLINGUINI
Rating: NC 17
Word Count: 22,000 Approx.
Summary: If Harry had to guess which out of he or his Auror Partner, and tentative new friend, Draco Malfoy, would turn out to have Veela ancestry, his answer would be: neither, because that is ridiculous. Finding out the answer is actually him, and that his Veela heritage is wreaking havoc on his ability to work, sleep, and above all be in the same room as Malfoy, is a surprise to say the least. But this is fine. Harry’s been through worse, and he can just sit this one out, regardless of how much his body is screaming for the one person he doesn’t want to ask for help. Can’t he?
Content/Warning(s): Creature fic: Veela.

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This was actually taken last year at a magnificent wild garlic and bluebell wood near Kingley Vale. i went back recently to see that it has sadly now been mostly destroyed by the Forestry Commision driving their machinery all over the forest leaving huge tracks and dead wood everywhere. I would be interested in anyone else’s opinions on the matter if they have been there.

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anonymous asked:

Hello! Sorry to bother you but do you now any slow burn drarry (very slow) with kind of calm atmosphere? I dont know how to explain it very well but something w/out Angst or to much fluff. Like when you read it, you feel calm or peacful? Idk im sorry

Haha no no I get it, it’s usually categorised as ~soft~ these days (almost 60% of this is Saras_Girl lmao). Also, most of these are slow burn but not all, I stuck with the ‘calm and peaceful’ side of your request mostly… These are ALL favourites by the way - quite rare for a masterlist - so I highly suggest checking them all out at some point because I guarantee all are amazing in their own ways!

DRARRY + SOFT / SLOW BURN

The Girl In The Kneazle Nightie (Saras_Girl)

Rating: PG, WC: 29.8k, Summary: All Luna wants is for her friends to be happy. Harry and Draco aren’t going to make it easy for her, but that’s okay. She has a plan.

Strangeness And Charm (@drarrytrash)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 45.8k, Summary: One November night during his eighth year at Hogwarts, Draco ends up in the forbidden forest. That’s how it starts.or: If two boys fall in love in a magical forest, does it still make a sound?

Running On Air (eleventy7)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 74.8k, Summary: Draco Malfoy has been missing for three years. Harry is assigned the cold case and finds himself slowly falling in love with the memories he collects.

Truffles, Noble Lord Of The Sky (megyal)

Rating: PG, WC: 10.6k, Summary: Fuck fairies; and Longbottom, too.

Life Is The Flower (For Which Love Is The Honey) (@bafflinghaze)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 15.4k, Summary: The Malfoy Manor lands are lush and verdant. Bees hover over carpets of flowers, and ducks paddle in the pond. It is a place far removed from bustling London and pesky reporters; it is a place where Harry finds what—and who—he didn’t know he was missing.

Chase The Wind (saras_girl)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 10k, Summary: Draco is up to something, Harry has no filters, and Hermione knows everything. AU Hogwarts fluff with no excuses.

Beekeeping (khalulu

Rating: NC-17, WC: 13.5k, Summary: A few years after the war, Harry needs distance from the British wizarding world and volunteers abroad as a teacher in a poor rural school. Draco is a low-budget traveler, wandering wherever his curiosity leads him. Their paths cross in Malawi, “the warm heart of Africa.”

Yuan Fen (romaine24)

Rating: PG, WC: 14.4k, Summary: A Christmas Eve drive on a country road in Scotland leads you into another world: One where a celebrity bartender keeps referring to “true love”.

Stop And Stare (Saras_Girl)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 78.3k, Summary: Harry’s life is full of care, he has no time to stop or stare; he has no time for anyone’s shit, until his friends aren’t having it. A story about the unravelly things.

Voices From The Fog (@noeeon​)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 13.6k, Summary: After years of running away, Harry crosses paths with an all-too familiar face and follows him to Amsterdam.

Here And Now (Morgan_Elektra)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 27.8k, Summary: It’s been 5 years since the end of the war, but less than a week since Rita Skeeter outed Harry on the front page of The Prophet — and made some rather scandalous insinuations about him and his blond former nemesis. A chance (or is it?) encounter on a street corner reveals just how much has changed… and what remains the same. An over-sized courgette, some olive oil, a bottle of wine, and Ed Kowalczyk make things extra interesting.

With Great Yawns And Stretchings (@sugar-screw)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 22k, Summary: The coffee is very good. Really. And the cats are so cute. That’s why Harry goes so often.

Sleepless In Selsey (Cheryl Dyson)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 19.3k, Summary: Harry has shut himself and his children away from the wizarding world and although he claims to be perfectly happy, his son Albus thinks otherwise and begins a plot to help his father find love again.

All Must Draw Near (Saras_Girl)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 61k, Summary: Harry doesn’t have time for rumours; he has a shop to run. Which is just as well, really.

A New Life (dracogotgame)

Rating: PG, WC: 9k, Prompt/Summary: A lonely Harry wishes on a star on the Eve of Christmas: all he wants is a family to celebrate with. He wakes up on Christmas morning with Draco in his bed and a band of adorable, rambunctious toddlers running amok in his house. Harry figures something went wrong and he should probably try to fix it. But does he really want to?

The Moon Looks Lovely Tonight (Omi_Ohmy)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 36k, Summary: When Harry moves into the damp and empty Black house, it doesn’t quite feel like home. And then the first owl moves in. After that, it’s a steep slope leading to bed-sharing, more owls, assorted housemates, strange potions experiments, and terrible cooking. And a bit of waltzing, too.

Along Came Potter (@huldrejenta​)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 9k, Summary: Potter shows up at Draco’s flat. Then he shows up again, and again, and again.

1,000 Points For Gryffindor (@blithelybonny)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 25.1k, Summary: The story of how Harry Potter single-handedly lost Gryffindor the House Cup while attempting to have a “normal” year at Hogwarts. Featuring Harry’s suspicious nature turned up to eleven again, a new DADA teacher who is so not here for Harry’s fame, multiple detentions, Slytherins being sneaky, Hufflepuffs being sneakier, and the mystery of Draco Malfoy’s hoodie because seriously Hermione who gave that to him and is he wearing it just to torment me? This is ridiculous!

Unexpected, A Holiday Tail OF Mistaken Identity (amightypenguin)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 24k, Summary: After an accident involving a two year old and a wand, Harry (much to his dismay) is sent to Draco, who believes he’s caring for a pet. A large pet with a bad attitude.

Don’t Let’s Stop or The Case of the Dead Philandering Politician (A Draco Malfoy Mystery) (i_l0ve_my_az)

Rating: PG, WC: 15.9k, Summary: Herein Draco Malfoy is a Forensic Analyst employed by the DMLE, has an ongoing feud with Coulson who works days, irreparably frightens assistants, imbibes massive amounts of coffee and quite possibly engages in too much snarky banter with his liaison, Inspector Potter.

The Arrangement (RurouniHime)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 72k, Summary: It’s worked for years. Why change it now?

When It Alteration Finds (momatu)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 56k, Summary: After the war, Harry left most of the Wizarding world behind and built a new life for himself in the Channel Islands. He wanted a nice, quiet job where he could make people happy and listen to their stories. He opened a bakery and is happy with his life. Draco is a fiction author who writes under a penname, and he’s currently suffering from writer’s block. His agent suggests he try writing in a new environment and rents a cottage in the Channel Islands for him for the summer.

Not Your Face (khasael)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 26k, Summary: After an unusual late-night encounter with the Mirror of Erised, Harry finds himself with the unexpected (and rather unwanted) ability to see aspects of everyone else’s deepest desires. Harry really wishes things like this didn’t happen to him.

And, On The Other Side, A Welcoming Voice (blamebrampton)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 38.7k, Summary: For twenty years, the official history has told readers that Harry Potter died at the Battle of Hogwarts. The next edition is going to require some significant revisions.

Moving On (nimrodel_13)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 25.1k, Summary: After the war, the Ministry forces Draco to turn the Manor into a building open for public use as part of his sentence. So he turns it into an Inn. Surprisingly, it is going quite well until his father’s ghost appears in one of the Manor’s rooms and scares away all of his guests. As a last resort, Draco seeks the help of Harry Potter, the Boy-Who-Lived-Twice turned intrepid Ghost Hunter. Because if he can’t maintain the Inn, he may lose his home…

More Than That (joosetta)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 10k, Summary: This is a story about two 52 year old men who refuse to age gracefully.

Hippomancy For Beginners (khalulu)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 11.4k, Summary: When Draco desperately insists on becoming a Centaur Liaison, he doesn’t know what he’s getting into, especially with that annoying hero-turned-hermit Harry Potter living right at the entrance to the Forbidden Forest. Not to mention foreign unicorn women, slavering three headed beasts, bitter brews, unexpected friendships, and the consequences of a very cocky vocabulary.

A Remedy For All Seasons (cutecoati)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 14.8k, Summary: When Draco Malfoy returns to work on a mysterious outbreak of children’s disease, Harry is not surprised to find him a nuisance. In most regards, that is.

This Summer (saras_girl)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 39.2k, Summary: This is a summery romantic comedy featuring my favourite ensemble cast, in which Harry is confused, Draco is Draco, and Hermione attempts to eat all the things.

On Open Wings (@dictacontrion​)

Rating: PG, WC: 15.4k, Summary: Answers don’t just fall from the sky, but sometimes birds do. When one almost knocks Harry off his feet, he’s got to save it. If Draco is the only one who can help, well. That’s really entirely irrelevant.

The Owl Who Came For Christmas (dracogotgame)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 17.7k, Summary: Draco has a debt to pay off, no matter what Potter thinks. And he has a Very Good Idea to go along with it. Things don’t go as planned.

And A Malfoy In A Pear Tree (lauren3210)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 7.9k, Summary: Draco works in a coffee shop. Harry drops by every day to get his fix. Of coffee, Ron.

There’s A Trick With A Dragon I’m Learning To Do (curiouslyfic)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 20k, Summary: Harry’s live-in’s a workaholic being courted — harassed — by an array of weeping minions and an assortment of overprivileged pricks. Harry’s bloody portraits are being harassed — courted — by, well, an assortment of things Harry doesn’t even want to think about. Harry’s had a long week already and so far, his weekend’s not looking much better. At least he can say with certainty there’s no place like home.

Wish Upon A Star (As Dreamers Do) (ICMezzo)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 27k, Summary: There’s plant magic and celestial magic and dark magic and the normal magic that allows Harry to use a spell to clean his socks when Myrtle’s taken up in his laundry room again. Then there are wishes, and dreams, and love, and those are even more magical still.

Open For Repairs (@drarrytrash​)

Rating: PG-13, WC: 34.9k, Summary: After the war, Draco works at a tv repair shop and Harry breaks things. feat. sad boys in jumpers and more ABBA than is probably necessary.

Helix (saras_girl)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 92.8k, Summary: Seven months after the end of the war, Harry is feeling lost. Fortunately, he is about to be offered an unexpected and sparkling chance to find himself again.

Deep Waters (@huldrejenta​)

Rating: NC-17, WC: 13.2k, Summary: Back at Hogwarts, eighth year turns out to be just as miserable as Draco had suspected. Struggling with post-war apathy, he tries to find something positive he can do for himself. Like secretly learning how to swim in the Great Lake. Only things don’t go as planned when Potter somehow finds out.

anonymous asked:

Chocobros + Nyx w/ s/o who is in high school (like grade 12 senior grade) or prom

I’m out of high school but this speaks to me on a million levels.

Noctis probably isn’t one for dances let alone prom of all things, but he hears how excited you get when you talk about it so he absolutely has to do something. He’s cheesy about it, but not as cheesy as he could have been. Regis wanted him to do something more classy, and Noctis completely ignored him and does a geeky video game promposal. The “I’m player one, will you be my player two?” kind of thing. He blushes the whole time, too. Then comes the night where he meets you at your front door, him in royal attire and you in something equally as gorgeous because there was no way that Regis was going to let you buy your own tux/dress. When he sees you? Oh boy does he melt. You look amazing, and even if he’s exceptionally shy, he’ll lead you out on the dance floor and pull you close. At the end of the night, he’ll place a kiss on your cheek, buy you pull him in for another.

Prompto is SO HYPE for prom! Do you know how many Prompto jokes he makes? It’s a lot. Don’t try to count. He makes a giant spectacle out of asking you and even gets Noctis in on it…but they’re terrible at coming up with a plan. Prompto settles on grabbing a box of donuts from the bakery and writes “I donut want to go to prom alone. Please go with me?” on the inside of the lid. It’s the funniest thing ever to you, and you can’t stop laughing- which he takes as a no. You reassure him that you definitely want to go with him, and on the night of prom he shows up in a tux borrowed from Noctis with a huge bouquet of lilies and a smile stretching from ear to ear. He’s so excited that he kisses you right on the spot…and then immediately apologizes. You hint that there will be more through the night and his cheeks go soooo red. Prompto isn’t the best dancer, but he does his best for you. He might step on your feet, but it’s worth the laughter.

Gladio kinda of brings it up casually one day when you’re snuggled up on the couch together, and it bums you out a bit that he did it that way. Of course you’ll go with him, but where’s the big spectacle about it? Where’s the flowers or the cheesy sign asking you? Gladio picks up on this immediately, and the very next day he goes out and buys chocolate covered strawberries decorated to look like they’re wearing tuxedos. What’s better than fruit and chocolate? Ignis is responsible for the pun that goes with it: I’d be berry lucky if you went to prom with me. If you aren’t anywhere near his height, he’s going to suggest heels or some kind of platform shoes otherwise dancing will be hard as fuck. He picks you up and offers flowers and extends his arm for you to take it. Once there, it’s so comical to see the huge guy dancing, because he can move- you know, if you count grinding as dancing. If you reciprocate in flirting, you will 100% get laid that night.

Ignis is classy. Super classy. He puts everyone else to shame. When he asks you, you’re out on a date with him at one of his favorite restaurants. The dessert arrives, and the waiter hands Ignis a bouquet of roses. That’s when he asks very lovingly if you would go with him- not going to lie, some people there probably thought you just got engaged. As prom gets closer and closer, he makes sure that you’ve booked every appointment you need; hair, nails, tux/dress, flowers. Everything is ready to go, and when he picked you up, he takes your hand and kisses it gently before leading you out to the car. It’s common knowledge that Ignis can dance, but he knows ballroom dancing, the fancy stuff, so he’s going to feel out of his element until you coax him onto the dance floor and really get him into it. Then he’s having the time of his life. He’s laughing and enjoying himself to the fullest, and he doesn’t realize that he’s kissed you in the middle of the crowd until Gladio elbows him and claps.

Nyx (this is the first time I’ve written anything for him so bare with me). He’s a damn show off and everyone in that school knew it, so no one was surprised when he asked for everyone to come together to ask you to prom. He’s got a freaking red carpet laid out with flowers and music, like, this is some Romeo and Juliet shit right here except no one dies. You’re so embarrassed, but can’t help but to say yes. Your face is so red, and he’s loving every moment of it. He hasn’t really got a lot of money, but he pulls everything he has together to make sure that you two look the hottest. Whatever you want, he insists on getting it. Perfection. The two of you hitch a ride with a close friend because you totally pregamed and showed up to prom a little buzzed hoping that no one would notice how sloppily you were dancing against each other. Nyx isn’t shy about letting everyone know that he thinks you’re perfect, and eventually he would pull you away from the crowd, step out onto a balcony or into an empty room so he can hold your waist and pull you close. 

Laurel’s Circle Casting 101

In this post I will discuss my own personal way of casting a circle. Please note that there are many ways to cast a circle, and many reasons for doing so. My way is not the only way. Do what is comfortable for you.

For more information about Sacred Space and Circle Casting, please see this post.

Originally posted by yumekaze

What is a “Circle”?

To me, a circle is a protective “bubble” that you cast around your magickal working area. I typically only cast circles when I am performing a ritual, and not necessarily for spell work.

Why do I cast Circles?

I normally cast circles for ritual because I see it as a formal act. Rituals are sacred and formal acts of magick for me, and so I cast a circle to keep with that theme. Very rarely will I cast a circle for spell work unless I find that I need the circle to harness energy or to keep stray energies or spirits from interfering with my spell.

What is Sacred Space?

Sacred Space is what I normally operate in, instead of a circle. Sacred space serves the same basic principle as a circle: to serve as a protective space for magickal purposes. However, a sacred space is constant. I do not have to “cast” a protective space every time I perform a ritual or spell. I choose my area that will serve as my sacred space, and when I need some “spiritual” or “witchy” time, I go to my sacred space.

How do I cast Circles?

My way of casting a circle is more or less, very simple. There are three basic steps I take to create my circle:

- Draw the Circle
- Invite the Elements
- Invite Deity

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