charming children

Oakland Tribune, California, April 28, 1935 

My mom did something similar when I was little, she’d always tell me to say “bread and butter”… from Wikipedia

Bread and butter” is a superstitious blessing or charm, typically said by young couples or friends walking together when they are forced to separate by an obstacle, such as a pole or another person. By saying the phrase, the bad luck of letting something come between them is thought to be averted. Both walkers must say the phrase, and if they do not do this, then a bitter quarrel is expected to occur. The concept derives from the difficulty of separating butter from bread once it has been spread – buttered bread cannot be “unbuttered”. Another phrase used in this way is “salt and pepper”.

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If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off somewhere else. In this story, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle. […] Violet, Klaus, and Sunny were intelligent children, charming, and resourceful, they had pleasant facial features, but they were extremely unlucky, and most everything that happened to them was rife with misfortune, misery, and despair. I’m sorry to tell you this… but that is how the story goes.

asoue + a gifset per episode ≡ bad beginning: part one

Imagine the kid looks like a tiny cross between Yata and Fushimi too, like it has Fushimi’s eyes and Yata’s hair and it’s a bit grumpy but also has the sweetest brightest smile. When the kid first appears Yata and Fushimi are so confused, like maybe they were chasing the Strain down and it hit them both with its power, Fushimi tries to throw up a Blue shield but he’s a moment too late and they both brace for something terrible to happen. Instead there’s like a the sound of a small tinkling bell and suddenly there’s this small child sitting there in front of them sucking her thumb and being completely calm, just staring at them with big blue eyes. Fushimi and Yata just stare at each other for a moment, not sure what exactly happened here and who the kid is. Yata walks over and kinda hesitantly asks the kid if she’s lost, she stares at him for a long moment and then her eyes light up and she smiles, Yata totally melts. Fushimi comes over looking all stern, like this might be a trap Misaki don’t be taken in so easily but then the child suddenly looks at him with shining eyes and holds her arms out to him begging for a hug. Fushimi clicks his tongue and complains that they should be going after the Strain not playing with kids, but somehow he ends up picking the kid up anyway and holding her.

They take the child back to Scepter 4 headquarters, Yata doesn’t really want to send her there because he’s already having big brother feelings and he doesn’t think Scepter 4 should be treating a kid like some kind of science experiment they need to find out the origin of. As soon as Munakata sees the child he’s highly intrigued, like he looks at her and then at Fushimi and then at Yata and gives this big knowing smile even though all he says is ‘oya, what have we here?’ Fushimi explains the situation, assuming still that the kid must be some kind of weird Strain trick or maybe even the Strain itself transformed. Munakata decides to take the kid to the infirmary for tests, assuring a worried Yata that all they’re going to do is take some blood samples and test her vitals and such. Fushimi says that he’s going back to work in the meantime but Yata finds himself going with the kid to the infirmary, holding her hand while she gets her blood taken and everything. Once the tests are done Yata’s allowed to take the kid with him as long as they don’t leave the building so he takes her to the office to see Fushimi, Fushimi acts like they’re both bugging him with their presence but Yata catches him smiling when the girl holds her arms out to him. Fushimi is trying to act like he’s not enjoying the child when Munakata shows up with this great big smile and an envelope, informing them that they did a DNA test and the results are quite interesting: the child’s genetic makeup is such that she could be the biological child of both Fushimi and Yata. They’re both like what the fuck in perfect unison, Munakata reaches over and covers the child’s ears.

So since the kid is technically their child and there’s no one to watch her until the power wears off Fushimi and Yata are allowed to take her home to their own apartment. Fushimi for his part doesn’t want much to do with the child and Yata has no idea why, like he’s already totally charmed by this cute kid who kinda reminds him of Saru sometimes, especially when she pouts (but her temper is all Yata, as he finds when she tries to grab one of Fushimi’s knives and he takes it away from her). Fushimi spends the entire time just trying not to be won over, like I think more than Yata he would be really keenly aware that this kid is probably going to disappear eventually and he doesn’t want to get attached. Slowly he gets won over though, like Yata makes them both dinner and the girl climbs into his lap, Yata laughs and slides Fushimi the softer foods he made for the kid and suggests Fushimi help feed her. Fushimi clicks his tongue but the girl just turns and looks up at him and he starts feeding her anyway. Then before bed Yata drags both the girl and Fushimi into the bathroom, Fushimi ends up in the bath tub with the girl and a lot of bubbles while Yata helps them both wash their hair. Afterward Fushimi goes into the living room to get some work done, when he comes back to the bedroom Yata and the girl are both asleep on the bed cuddled together. Fushimi steps towards them and he keeps reminding himself that this isn’t permanent, he shouldn’t get attached, but he can’t stop himself from lying down next to them and wrapping his arms around them both. (And then he wakes up with just Yata in his arms and a text from Awashima saying they caught the Strain. Yata’s really bummed that the girl is gone but Fushimi just coldly says it was inevitable wasn’t it, she was a fake person after all. Yata starts to yell at him, angry, but then he notices that Fushimi’s face is turned away and there’s a definite shake in his shoulders and Yata just hugs him instead.)

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Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire were intelligent children. Charming, and resourceful, they had pleasant facial features, but they were extremely unlucky. Most everything that happened to them was rife with misfortune, misery, and despair. I’m sorry to tell you this… but that’s how the story goes.

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If you are interested in stories with happy endings, then you would be better off somewhere else. In this story, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning, and very few happy things in the middle. My name is Lemony Snicket. It is my solemn duty to bring to light the sorry history of the Baudelaire children as it happened so many years ago. But you in the audience have no such obligation, and I would advise all our viewers to turn away immediately and watch something more pleasant instead. This story will be dreadful, melancholy and calamitous, a word which here means “dreadful and melancholy.” That is because not very many happy things happened in the lives of the Baudelaires. Violet, Klaus and Sunny were intelligent children. Charming and resourceful, they had pleasant facial features, but they were extremely unlucky. Most everything that happened to them was rife with misfortune, misery and despair. I’m sorry to tell you this… but that’s how the story goes.

“How’s that hot chocolate, bud?” 

Jack took a sip and gave a small smile, “It’s good, daddy. But….”

“But?” Aaron questioned with a slight stern voice. It was beyond past Jack’s bedtime but he had insisted on staying up until Aaron came home and by the time that came, he had wanted some piping hot chocolate. 

“I should have asked [y/n] to make it.” Jack mumbled softly, taking another sip.

Aaron chuckled, “Did I not make it like [y/n]?” You had been babysitting Jack for almost a year now, falling into the job on accident when you had substituted his class one day. Jack had adored you so much that he made Aaron hunt you down to become his new babysitter. 

“No…[y/n] doesn’t use the packets, she makes it from scratch and adds big fluffy marshmallows.” Looking up at his father, he sighed. “I really like [y/n], daddy.” 

“I’ll make sure to get her recipe.” Raising a brow, he nodded. “I like her too, buddy.” 

Jack handed off his mug to his father, nestling into bed, he hesitantly spoke out. “Do you like her, like her?”

Tucking him in, “What do you mean, Jack?” 

Yawning, Jack closed his eyes. “I wish she never had to leave. I wish she could be my second mommy.” Before Aaron could utter a response, Jack was fast asleep, dreaming about building a gigantic fort with you. 

Pressing a kiss to his forehead, Aaron quietly left his room. His son’s last words were replaying in his head. Sure, he had found you to be attractive, it was one of the first things he had noticed when you had introduced yourself. He was stunned by your beauty and captivated by your charm involving children. Aaron noticed that kids gravitated towards you and Jack being no different. 

Never had he thought about pursuing something with you until now. It was extremely important to him for Jack to like any woman he would bring into his life. And if he could guess, Jack would never like anyone more than he liked you. 

Pulling out his phone, he dialed your number. “Hey, [y/n]. Sorry for calling, did I wake you? No, okay good. Oh no, no, Jack’s fine. Actually he just fell asleep, but I wanted to ask you something.” 

The rule of three:

Three Charmings:

Charming

Charming Junior

Charming Junior Junior


Three children:

Emma

Henry

Lucy

{While the one with Emma and Charming is different from the other two, it was still Emma going to her parents thinking they don’t know who she is because of a curse. - Also funny how these three scenes happen in:

1x01 - beginning of the 6 season arc

3x12 - halfway through its Season, and halfway through the whole arc

6x22 end of said arc. }


Three relationships:

Charming + Snow

Regina + Emma

Henry + ?

I Promise (Jack Frost x Reader)

“Are you sure this is safe?”

Jackson offered you his signature smirk, almost as if he knew those words were going to come out of your mouth.

“I’ve been skating on this lake with my sister more times than I can count,” he exclaimed, his brown eyes sparkling with life. “Besides, skating is fun! I can’t believe you haven’t tried it yet.”

“Jackson…” you said, your voice wavering.

Sensing your worry, Jackson’s smirk toned up down to a genuine gentle smile.

(Y/N), I promise I won’t let anything happen to you.

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anonymous asked:

H and L networking for each other/together in the business like the dream team they are. I mean, I already knew that but wow pick someone supportive.

honestly, like, the phrase work the room was created in advance just so they could come along later and define it. 

enter a party; harry’s to your left, charming men with children harry’s age and doing that thing he does where he captivates everyone in a five mile radius. he leaves the group with multiple business cards tucked in his pocket: one from the lead editor of a magazine who desperately wants to do a piece on harry and louis, one from the director of a highly anticipated arthouse film, two from record execs who want the dream team to come write for their artists, one from a modeling headhunter who’s heard that if you want louis tomlinson to give you a moment of his time, you have to impress his boyfriend. 

and then look to your right, where louis is the loudest voice in a group of fashionable twenty-somethings, the up-and-comers of the entertainment world. there’s a singer-songwriter who worked with harry in the studio last week and who is slightly dumbstruck when she meets louis, as though she finally understands what harry meant when he was writing about love and forever. there’s an EDM artist steve connected louis with, they’re talking potential mutual promo if louis comes to see his show next month. there’s the guy who designed harry’s suit he’s wearing tonight; they’ll take a picture later to promo the designer’s work, but for now he and louis are discussing the fall line and what harry should try next fashion-wise. they don’t do business cards, but twitter follows, and by the end of the night louis’ fans have added thousands to their following counts too. 

and then after the party harry and louis go home and snuggle, as though they didn’t just own the entire room and everyone in it. 

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