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The relief only lasted so long once he realized that yes, no more old-leopard-print lady (thank god), but still there’s a date with someone. A stranger.
Jack’s barely held decent conversations with his teammates, how would a date with a stranger work?
It wouldn’t. No way.
Feeling like he’d just survived a brutal game, Jack took a few seconds to gather himself. He wiped the condensation from his forehead (he really hoped no one had noticed), slowed his breathing, let his jaw unclench. Once his fingers became steady enough he fixed the cuffs of his uncomfortably hot suit.
“Fuck it,” He shucked the jacket off entirely. It felt good until he lifted his arms- “Ugh.”
For a moment he struggled with what to do: If I wear the jacket I’m uncomfortable and sweating more, but if I don’t people can see the sweat and thats embarrassing and-
“Jack!” Someone from management tapped his shoulder, “This way, the kid is waiting on stage right.” She gave him a brief once-over, “Put on the jacket.”
With a somewhat relieved nod, he slipped the jacket back on and wished for a calmer heart-beat.
The wish didn’t come true, of course. It rarely did.
They approached the stairs leading off the stage.
This kid must like you. They bid on you. They spent money for a date-thing-whatever with you. Just smile. Act like a normal-
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weren’t much of a wine drinker, not much of a drinker period in all actuality.
When you did drink you preferred the sweetness of a strawberry margarita that
masked the taste of alcohol. However, right now, as the slightly bitter liquid
pooled to the back of your throat, you couldn’t imagine a better tasting drink.
on the large black marble kitchen counter, you swung your legs with childlike
glee as the world around you suddenly started to feel a little hazy. Patting at
your cheek with a sweater covered hand to wipe away some tear stains you filled
up your glass of Zinfandel with the other.
bottle clinks hollowly against the counter just as Alfred rounds the corner
into the kitchen. He looks at your form sitting on the counter with wide
worried eyes but you can’t be bothered to give him more than a half hearted
crooked smile as you knock back half of your glass.
you alright ma’am?” He asks moving slowly toward you. He can clearly see the
intoxicated state that you’re in and he doesn’t want to startle you.
you say with an airy sigh.
doesn’t seem so,” he says picking up the large empty bottle of wine. “It’s not
even past noon ma’am.”
don’t know if I care that much Alfred,” you say with a chuckle. “This is
usually the only time I get to be alone.”
looks at you worriedly, “Maybe right now you shouldn’t be alone.”
look at him, nose scrunching up in anger and a frown pulling at your lips. “I
think I should, you aren’t exactly innocent either, are you?”
doesn’t waver when meeting your gaze, save for a brief flash of guilt that runs
through his eyes. “Why don’t I fix you some coffee and breakfast to help sober
were you going to tell me?”
is probably the best option.”
you ever going to tell me?”
know you like eggs, so I’ll scramble some for you.”
many times did you watch him fuck her?” You say as you grab at his arm.
stops his rambling at looks at you with a slight tear in his eye, “I’m sorry
look at the older man and see the pain in his eyes and think about the shame he
must feel, he is the one who raised Bruce afterall.
you sorry enough to ask him to stop?”
pushed me away.”
course he did,” you say snidely letting go of the man and pushing yourself off
of the counter. Your sock covered feet hit the floor with slight pat and you
walk over to the sink to put your glass down. “When breakfast is done, I’ll be
in the bedroom.”
around in your bed and wiping away ever falling tears all day wasn’t something
that you thought you’d be doing when you married Bruce Wayne. However, at the
moment you couldn’t think of what else to do. You needed to get your emotions
out and rest at the same time. Damian would be home from school soon and the
rest of the boys would be home for dinner.
familiar roar of an engine caught your attention and you felt your body tense.
Anticipation and anxiety wracked your form as you waited for the familiar
footsteps of your husband to enter the room.
would you say to him? Could you even bring it up? What if what you saw only
happened in a dream? He would never actually hurt you this way would he? He had
promised to love and cherish only you after all. How could Batman of all people
break his promise?
your thoughts, you’d barely heard the door to your bedroom open. He doesn’t say
anything when he walks through the door. You hear the rustle of clothing and
assume that he is removing his suit jacket. You assumptions were proved correct
when he comes to sit on the side of your shared bed and pulls the blanket from
over your head. He reveales himself to be in his white shirt and black suit
blue eyes scan over your form worriedly as he rubs a large thumb on your
forehead. You have to bite your tongue to prevent sharp words from spewing out
of you and rejecting his sweetness.
you still not feeling well?” He asked voice soft and warm.
shake your head.
sighs with a sad smile and runs the pad of his thumb over you cheekbone, “I’ll
have Alfred make you some soup.”
don’t respond and stare at him relatively blankly and while this bothers him he
shrugs it off to whatever sickness it was that was bothering you.
stands from the bed and moves over to the closet to change into something more
comfortable. You take the opportunity to sit up and push your body up against
the headboard and you watch him. As he pulls the shirt off his body you can see
every scar and bruise that he’d accrued recently, even the ones on his neck
that hadn’t placed there forcefully.
he slips the grey sweatshirt on over his head your trace is broken.
I say something?”
jumps slightly at the sound of your voice and turns to look at you with curious
always thought it would be Talia y’know? Especially on account of how Damian
got here, but I thought it would be her.”
He asks with furrowed dark eyebrows.
always thought that the thing with Selina was harmless flirting, even if she
did kiss you once or twice, I never really got mad.” You can feel your throat
slick and tighten with nerves but your belly is full of rage.
can see it on his face when it registers what you were talking about and the
blanching of his face causes you to get angrier for some reason. You stand up
quickly from your position on the bed and instinctively he holds a hand out in
attempt to calm you.
would you do that to me? What have I not given you that you couldn’t think ‘I
shouldn’t do this, I have a wife waiting at home’?”
were caught up in the moment, it wasn’t supposed to happen.” He tries to
times, you fucked her multiple times! On different days, on different weeks!”
looks at you pathetically and you suddenly find that your positions have been
reversed and he is the one sitting on the bed while you are the one standing.
know I thought this would happen when we were dating, and I told myself that it
would be much better if it happened then because I could just leave. But now I
can’t, I’m stuck here with you, in this giant stupid house.” You can feel your
tears start to well up again but you quickly wipe at your eyes in an attempt to
wipe them away. “Were you going to stop sleeping with her? Or were you just
waiting to get caught?”
doesn’t respond and he hangs his head down in shame.
at me!,” you snap agitated and causing him to meet your gaze. “You were bold
enough to go and do it no you have to take the consequences the same way you
wasn’t going to stop,” he said truthfully. You feel your jaw twitch at the
honesty and the frown that’s pulling at your lips is almost painful. “Selina
has always been important to me I suppose, and it felt natural.”
was almost as if you could hear your heart breaking and you couldn’t stop the
sob that ran its way through your throat. You slapped a hand over your mouth in
shame and turned away from him as the tears freely flowed down your face.
Almost instinctively at your crying from, Bruce was at your side with a large
hand on your back trying to comfort you.
Touch. Me!” You snap slapping his hands away. “Why did you marry me? If
you felt that way you should have been with her!”
love you,” he says desperately.
you don’t,” you say pushing him away from you. “If you did you wouldn’t have
he starts but he stops himself.
you going to say ‘That’s not true’?” You ask incredulously with wide eyes. “So
you were planning on cheating on me anyway.”
he shakes his head.
I’ve wasted all of this time on you,” you say moving around him looking for a
pair of shoes to slip on and your keys. “All of the things that I could have
done, places I could have gone, and people who would have loved me, I
gave it up for you. I put my career on hold so I could help you. So that
Wayne Enterprises would have someone there while you rested. So that our
son could have something other than mask to raise him. But you couldn’t do one
thing for me? You couldn’t say no one time for me?”
doesn’t respond, he knows he shouldn’t respond, nothing he can say will make
this situation better.
you’ve collected your shoes, bag, and care keys, you let out a sigh,”I had
really hoped that once you came home that there would be some way that you
could deny this and I would have believed you. That I’d been slipped some sort
of drug and had been hallucinating the things that I saw, but I was too
hopeful.” You wipe at your eyes. “The worse part about it is that you’ve
trapped me, Bruce. What can I do? My life has become our kids, your company,
and your mission. That has been my job since we’ve gotten married. I lived for
us Bruce, why couldn’t you?”
didn’t mean to- I didn’t mean for this to happen,” he pleads. “She was just-”
isn’t about her, Bruce.” You shake your head and make your way to the bedroom
door. “I’m going to stay at the penthouse. Don’t come by. Tell Damian that I’ll
come get him for lunch on Saturday like I always do.”
you coming back?”
look at his sad blue orbs and shake your head, “I don’t know.”
was the first to arrive home. Bruce watched from the bedroom window as he and
Alfred made their way into the house. What was he supposed to tell him? Not
just Damian, but everyone. That he’d driven their mother away and he didn’t
know when she’d be back? That he’d ruined their family? No, never that. How
could he break his children even more than they already had been.
a frown, Bruce locked the door to the bedroom and sat in silence and darkness.
If he’d gone to the cave he would have opened himself up to questions. In here,
for the moment, he was safe. No one would bother him here.
Alfred, where is mom?” Dick asked, taking a drink of his water.
I would like to know as well, Pennyworth. It’s not often that you come and pick
me up from school,” Damian started pushing around some of his food with his
didn’t get you from school?” Tim questioned with a furrowed brow. “That’s her
the question,” Damian replied with smirk causing Tim to roll his eyes.
she got tired of you being a smartass and didn’t feel like being bothered,”
Jason adds in with a raised eyebrow and a smirk of his own as he rocks back on
the legs of his chair.
considering I’m her favorite,” the youngest said crossing his arms over his
chest. “Besides, I haven’t seen her at all, not since this morning.”
The three older boys questioned alarmed.
Dick questions again to the older man who hasn’t raised his head from his plate
since the questioning started. “Where is mom?”
afraid, Master Grayson, that it would be best if you went to ask Master Wayne,”
the butler deflects.
something happened to, mom?” Tim asks seriously.
cannot answer that,” Alfred replies again.
frustration Jason pushes away from the dining room table to make his way up to
the master bedroom, the other boys following quickly behind him.
only takes a minute for Jason to stomp his way to the bedroom and even less for
him to begin banging on the door.
the door up, old man” He starts impatiently. “We just want to know where mom
is a pause as the boys listen for movement, and when there isn’t any Jason
pounds on the door again, “I’ll break the door open!”
Dick scolds. “Mom will be mad if you break her door.”
how else am I supposed to get him to open it?”
could use our brains?” Tim suggests.
need,” Damian says pulling out his blade and shoving it in the jam of the door.
He uses his weight as pressure and pops open the door.
still counts as messing up the door,” Dick says pointing at the ruined lock.
still intact isn’t it?”
pushes open the door giving way to the light from the hallway to flood into the
dark room. Tim quickly finds the light switch and the room lights up.
Damian questions when the lights flicker on and he sees the man sitting on the
edge of his bed with his head in hands.
man doesn’t respond to his name being called and this sends the boys into a
slight panic. Dick quickly walks over and places a large hand on Bruce’s
shoulder and tries to shake him out of his trance.
man looks at the boys and sadness flashes in his eyes as he realizes he has to
explain how he’s taken their mother from them.
is mom?” Tim asks.
watches from a distance and takes in the state of the room. On the occasions
that he’d have nightmares, he usually finds himself in his parents bed snuggled
against his mother in the expansive bed as she protected him from the dreams.
He probably knew better than anyone what their bedroom was supposed to look
like.He noted that the dresser was suspiciously bare of his mother’s jewelry
boxes and perfume bottles. He casts a quick glance at Jason who seems to
realize that something is off about the room.
walks around the bed to his mother’s closet and opens it only find it empty.
Jason stands behind his youngest brother staring at the empty room perplexed.
is her’s,” Damian mutters, “Where is her stuff?”
it clicks for Jason he’s consumed with rage and he’s stomping over to Bruce
again and pushing his startled brothers away. His large hand is around Bruce’s
collar in an instant and he’s pulling the man up.
did you do? Why did she leave?” Jason questions acidly, his own blue eyes
clashing violently with Bruce’s.
Dick questions. “How do you know she left?”
of Ummi’s things are gone. Like they were packed up.”
left us?” Tim questions swallowing thickly.
pretty sure she left him!” Jason hisses shaking the man who is still
staring blankly at him. “What did you do?”
could you have done to make her leave like this?” Tim asks.
examines his adoptive father keenly as he runs the scenarios through his mind.
His mother adored Bruce, so why would she just leave?
having enough of being pushed around Bruce quickly wraps his hand around
Jason’s wrists and squeezed before ripping the hand off of his collar. The
stretched fabric falls limply around his neck as he looks at the four of his
all need to leave,” He says sternly. “Your mother is safe.”
gaze falls onto where the collar hangs limply at Bruce’s neck and he spots a
purple bruise on his neck that causes a thought to run through his mind and it
makes his hair stand on end.
wouldn’t,” Dick says with a shake of his head and a disbelieving smile. “You
couldn’t, not to Mom, right?”
are talking about, Grayson?” Damian asks looking in between the two men.
meets Dick’s gaze and the younger man feels himself getting hot with anger the
longer he holds his gaze.
examines his father and finds the same bruise on Bruce’s neck and he puts it
together. Instead of letting his anger consume him he glances back at his
younger brother and grabs his arm.
go of me, Drake,” Damian struggles as Tim pulls him along.
knows where she went doesn’t he?” Tim asks glancing at the guilty man. A quick
nod is all he needs as he proceeds down stairs with the young boy.
was it with? Viki? Talia? Who?” Dick questions angrily.
snorts in anger as he realizes what his brother is implying.
Bruce responds after a long pause.
shakes his head in anger, “I knew you could be an asshole but not like this.”
locks eyes with his brother, “We should find out where mom is and go see her in
the morning. I’m sure she wants to be alone now.”
nods and watches as his Dick leaves the room. He stares down the older man for
a second before stomping out.
seemed like it was always raining in Gotham, despite whatever the season was.
At the moment that suited you just fine. The wide open space of the penthouse
was smaller than what you were used to but still felt empty. You were happy
that Bruce hadn’t tried to come and see you, you don’t think you could have
been as civil as you were if he had come to see you.
when there was a knock on the door, you felt dread fill your stomach. You
quickly padded over to the door and looked out of the peephole and saw the
distorted visage of four familiar figures.
You say with wide eyes as you swing open the door.
The youngest voice calls out as he leaps at you burying his face in your
stomach as his small but strong arms wrap themselves around your waist.
you say with a smile, running a comforting hand along his back.
were worried,” Dick says with a smile and a shrug as he pulls a bouquet of
flowers from behind his back.
all so sweet,” you say with a smile moving to the side and letting the boys
into the home.
didn’t want you to be alone,” Tim says, “We also wanted to make sure your
weren’t in danger.”
you say sadly and closed the door behind them. Damian let’s go your waist and
instead opts to hold your hand. “I shouldn’t have left in such a hurry, I know
it can be unsafe.”
understand, mom” Jason says with a smile. You meet his normally stern eyes and
you feel your tear ducts well up. “Hey, don’t cry! I brought food.”
brought food,” Dick pops in as Jason shows you a bag in is hand. “Tim set the
brings you over to sit you at the dining room table as Tim makes a place for
the each of you.
and Dick bring the food out and then sit down to join you.
sorry about Bruce,” Dick starts looking at you with a sad smile. “But we
understand and we’ll be here for you.”
boys nod their heads in agreement.
smile at your boys, feeling slightly better than you had been in hours, “Thank
that all the fandom has discovered that Haggar is Zarkon’s wife, and
that for 10,000 years she forgot who she really was, we can assure
90% that she is Lotor’s mother (he is half-galra and half-altean [And
Haggar is Altean])
everyone is asking is, at what point was Lotor conceived?
But, I’m wondering, does Lotor know that Haggar is his mother?
And my answer is yes, why? Just look at this face:
THE FACE OF A CHILD WHEN THEY HAVE DONE A MISCHIEF AND HAVE BLAMED
THEIR SIBLING FOR THAT!!!
“Dex! Will! I know you’re in there!” he yelled, “Just let
me in! I need to know you’re ok!” He’d been there for at least half an hour
with no response, and wasn’t sure he expected one. Still, Nursey wasn’t giving up. No one had heard from Dex since that morning,
and he was worried.
He was relieved when the door opened, but that was short
lived, once he saw Dex’s tear streaked face.
“I’m fine.” Dex snapped, and went to close the door. Without thinking, Nursey stuck his foot in
the way, and forced it open.
“You’re clearly not.” Nursey pointed out. He expected Dex to disagree, to argue, to
kick him out, but he just sighed, and walked further into his room. Nursey followed, closing the door behind him.
“What’s up?” Nursey asked casually as he sat into Dex’s desk
chair, and Dex curled up at the top of his bed.
Dex stayed quiet, playing with his sleeves and staring at
“Will,” Nursey said.
Dex looked up at the use of his first name. “What’s wrong? What happened?” Nursey was worried he was being blunt, and
harsh, but he needed to know what was wrong with Dex so he could fix it.
“I…it’s nothing.” Dex mumbled. Nursey felt his heart clench at how quiet he
sounded. William Poindexter was many things,
but quiet wasn’t one of them.
It was one of the many reasons Nursey loved him.
“Rubbish” Nursey said, trying to hide how he felt. “That’s a lie Will. What happened? Why are you so sad? Where’s Tanner?”
At the mention of his boyfriend, Will burst into tears. He hid his face in his hands, shoulders
shaking as he tried to hold back his sobs.
“Dex?” Nursey asked cautiously. A million awful scenarios ran through his
mind as to why that question would make Dex cry. “Where is Tanner?”
“We…he….Tanner dumped me.” Dex managed to sob out. “He dumped me and I don’t know why! I thought we were great together! And he broke up with me. And I don’t know what I did, but he’s gone.”
Nursey felt like his heart was breaking. Dex, brilliant, smart, beautiful, Dex, was
hurting, and blaming himself for it. He
was sobbing his heart out, and Nursey didn’t know what to do to help him feel
“Dex,” he began, unsure what he was planning to say after
that. “Dex. It’s not your fault.”
Dex shook his head, no.
“It’s not. Just
because Tanner couldn’t see how amazing you are-“Nursey tried, but Dex
“Stop, Nursey. Just
stop. I-I don’t want to talk right now”
“Ok,” Nursey said.
“Ok. How about I just sit with
Dex nodded, and Nursey moved over to his bed.
“Could you-?” Dex asked quietly, before stopping.
“Could I what Will?” Nursey asked, knowing already he’d say
yes to anything Dex asked of him, especially right now.
“Could you hold me?” Dex asked. “It’s ok if you don’t want
to. And I’m sorry for snapping at you.”
He said in a rush.
“Hey, it’s okay,” Nursey assured, pulling Dex close to him.
“It’s all gonna be alright Dex.”
“How?” Dex asked,
pulling away slightly to look Nursey in the eye. “How’s it all going to be ok? My first boyfriend dumped me. I loved him so
much Nurse. How is it all going to be alright?!”
“I don’t know yet Dex,” Nursey admitted. “But it will be.”
They sat in silence for a while, Nursey holding Dex close as
The next morning, Nursey called for Dex before morning
“C’mon Dexy!” he encouraged “We got pucks to hit!”
“I don’t really feel like it.” Dex said miserably. “I just
“Sleep after practice man. I know you have a few hours off
then.” Nursey said. “Practice might make you feel better you know.”
Dex stared at him a moment, thinking.
“Absolutely!” Nursey said with a grin. “And I’ll bring over pizza later if you
“And ice cream?” Dex asked, hesitantly.
“Of course bro!”
“Okay. Just…..gimme a minute” Dex said, and closed his door
as he went to get ready.
Nursey smiled. This was progress. He quickly text Chowder to let him know Dex
was coming to practice, and not to mention Tanner. By the time he received Chowder reply, Dex
was ready to go.
Later that evening, Nursey called over to Dex’s dorm with
pizza and ice cream. He pulled up a
movie on his laptop and they watched and ate in silence for a while. It was nice.
By the time the movie ended, Dex was curled up against
Nursey’s side, and Nursey had his arm around him.
“I just. I really
loved Tanner.” Dex said out if the blue.
“And I know it’s dumb to be this upset over my first boyfriend but-“
“Being upset isn’t dumb Dex.
You’re feelings are valid.” Nursey interrupted. Dex looked at him considering, before he
nodded, and then continued.
“It’s just. He was my first boyfriend. He helped me come out
to my family, and supported me through everything with my brother afterwards,”
Dex explained. Nursey nodded in understanding - he remembered how Dex’s brother
had reacted to Dex coming out, and how it had affected him.
“And he helped me to feel more comfortable here. I know this is Samwell, and there’s the whole
“1 in 4” thing, but he helped me brave enough to go to Winter Screw with a
date. And it was such an amazing night.”
Dex said, his eyes filled with tears. He was holding them back though, and
Nursey realised how much he needed to get through this right now. To get his feelings off his chest.
“It’s was amazing.” Dex said, “Our first screw together. He
looked so good in his suit. And he told
me I looked handsome. No one ever said that about me before. And he brought me flowers. Plastic ones because of my allergies. And we went to dinner first. He wanted to
treat me but I argued and he let me split the bill.” Dex laughed at the memory,
the sound surprising Nursey. “And then he bought us both desserts anyway. I was
so stuffed by the time we got to the Screw; I didn’t think we’d be able to
“I can’t actually dance,” Dex continued with a sad smile
“Tanner said he’d cover for me. He led
all the dances and I still stood on his feet like 10 times. He just laughed every time. Told me I was getting better, and I’d be a
great dancer by our next screw. An-and
now we’re not going to be going together.” Dex wiped at his tears as they fell,
but couldn’t stop them.
“I just. I don’t know why he dumped me!” he said angrily,
voice hoarse from his tears. He stood
up, and began pacing the room as he spoke.
“We were good together! I was a good boyfriend. I talked to him about
how I felt; I listened to him as well! I
helped him when he needed it, and did my best not to shut him out when I needed
help! I paid for dates just as much as
he did! I went to his swimming
competitions when I could! I didn’t pressure
him to coming to the hockey games when he was busy! I DON’T UNDERSTAND THIS NURSEY!” Dex yelled.
“I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT I DID WRONG! WHAT DID I DO?” and then, quieter,
looking at Nursey as though he might know the answer “What’s did I do wrong?”
“Will- you didn’t-. It isn’t because of you. Tanner just doesn’t
see how great a boyfriend you were.” Nursey said, trying to comfort him. He wasn’t really great at it though, but he
was doing his best for Dex.
“If I was so great why’d he dump me?” Dex asked angrily.
“Because he’s an idiot.” Nursey said simply. He surprised a laugh out of Dex, which he
considered a good thing.
“Is he though? I
mean, he’s best in his classes. He gets
really good grades.” Dex said sadly.
“Yeah, but he dumped you.
And that’s the dumbest thing ever.” Nursey said. He wanted to tell Dex he would never do that
to him, never break his heart into pieces like Tanner had. But he knew now wasn’t the time.
“You’re too good for him Dex, and someday he’s going to see
that and realise that dumping you was the dumbest decision of his life.” Nursey
said instead. Dex was quiet, staring at
him in shock for a minute.
“You really think so?” he asked unsurely.
“I know so.” Nursey said confidently. If he was Tanner, he’d be kicking himself right
“You really think I’m too good for Tanner? Tanner, captain of the swim team? Tanner, who everyone wants to be with? Tanner, who’s funny and sweet, and kind, and
-?” Dex stopped, as he felt tears coming on again. “You really think I’m too good for him?”
“You really are Dex.” Nursey said. “You’re smart, and kind,
and honest, and hardworking, and witty, and helpful, and. And Tanner’s the dumbest man alive if he
doesn’t see all that!” Nursey practically shouted the last part, and Dex stood
looking at him.
“That-. That’s ….
Um… Thanks Nursey.” Dex managed after a while. Nursey couldn’t read his thoughts from his
face, but he hoped Dex didn’t know how close he’d just come to revealing his
feelings for him.
Nursey sat uncomfortably on Dex’s bed, trying to change the
subject in case Dex was about to ask him about that.
“Want to watch another movie?” he asked quickly. Dex nodded, and sat next to Nursey on the bed
again. Nursey put on the first movie he
saw, not really watching it, but watching Dex instead. Dex, who looked sad and confused and angry
and like he wasn’t watching the movie either, but was too deep in his own
thoughts and feelings to even call Nursey out for staring at him.
Nursey was worried about him.
“You haven’t been to a kegster since you started dating
him.” Nursey pointed out.
“Because they’re for drinking and hook-ups, and Tanner and I
were exclusive.” Dex argues back.
“Just come for an hour, walk around with some tub juice,
talk to the team, complain about Holster’s taste in music with me, eat
something Bitty baked, and if you hate it, we’ll leave then.” Nursey
tried. Dex hadn’t been out of his room
much apart from meals, class, and practise, and he was worried about him. The whole team was worried about him. Nursey would only be able to keep them all
from arriving in Dex’s dorm in well-meant concern for so long.
“Half an hour.” Dex bargained.
“40 minutes.” Nursey responded, and Dex nodded his
“And no more?”
“And no less.”
This was a great idea.
This was an awful idea.
At first it had been good.
They’d played pong, talked to the team, had some pie, and chirped
Holster for his music taste.
Nursey had decided he needed some air, and Dex had come with
him to the porch. It was full of people,
some talking, some drinking, and some making out. They were mostly strangers, except for the
girl with green hair from his poetry class, and her girlfriend, a guy from his
crit group and his datemate, and
The guy he was making out with was a stranger though.
Nursey turned around, hoping to steer Dex back inside before
he saw but it was too late.
“Tanner?!” Dex froze on the porch, shocked to see him.
Tanner pulled away from the guy he was kissing, and threw a
look at him over his shoulder.
“Oh, hey Will.” he greeted casually. Nursey wanted to punch him in the face.
“What….what are you doing?” Dex managed to ask.
“I’m just enjoying the party.” Tanner said, and turned back
to the guy he was with.
“It’s our 6 month anniversary.” the guy he was with said
“Your what?” Nursey choked out. As far as he knew, Dex and Tanner had been
dating for the last 7 months.
“But. But you can’t
be….Tanner and I were. We were. We.” Dex stuttered out in shock. “We were together.”
“We were good friends, yeah man.” Tanner said.
“Good friends? We
were…..we were good friends?!” Dex said in shock. “Tanner I-“
“Yeah, I’ll see you around man.” Tanner said, and turned back to his
Nursey needed to get Dex out of there.
“Why don’t we go back to your dorm Dex?” he suggested,
guiding him off the porch and away from the Haus. Dex nodded and walked with him quietly, still
They were about halfway back to the dorm rooms when Dex
“He was cheating on me.” Dex said. “He.
He started dating someone.
He. Tanner was dating someone
else. He. Nursey he was cheating on me.”
“Dex….Will.” Nursey had no idea what to say. “I’m sorry Will. He shouldn’t have done that to you. He didn’t deserve you.”
“But he…I didn’t…I’m so stupid.” Dex said. “I actually believed he loved me”
“You’re not stupid Will.
You deserve better than that. You
didn’t deserve that.” Nursey tried. “You deserve better than that”
“I don’t. i. I don’t
know Nursey. I. I trusted him so much. And he did this. I…I- UGH.” Dex shouted, throwing his arms up
“Hey, Will. Dex. Will.” Nursey said again, pulling him close
to him. “You’re ok. It’s ok.” Nursey assured him. “Tanners an idiot and you deserve so much
better than an idiot.”
“Like who?” Dex asked, “Who do I deserve?”
“Me.” Nursey said, regretting it instantly. Now was not the time.
“You? What?” Dex
spluttered in shock. He pulled away from
Nursey and stared at him.
“I’m sorry, Will.
That was inappropriate. I’m so
sorry” Nursey apologised, but Dex cut him off.
“You like me?” Dex asked.
Nursey nodded, holding his breath for Dex’s reaction. He hoped against hope he wouldn’t be mad, or
“I. Derek” Dex ran
his hand through his hair as he spoke, a nervous habit he’d picked up since
starting at Samwell. “Derek, I can’t
right now. This is too much.”
“I know. Will I’m so
sorry, I shouldn’t have said anything.
I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said anything.
“I just. Can we talk
about this tomorrow?” Dex asked, “I…I just want be alone for a while.”
“I’m going back to my dorm.
Can we talk tomorrow?” Dex asked.
course. Anything you want.” Nursey said
“I’ll see you tomorrow”
“Okay.” Dex said, and nodded to himself. “Okay, I’ll see you then”
“Will you be ok getting back to you dorm?” Nursey
Dex nodded, and left, heading back to his dorm quickly.
Nursey showed up at his dorm at 10 am the next morning,
hoping it wasn’t too early. He stood
outside for another 5 minutes, debating whether to knock now or not. Steeling his nerves, he knocked, and Dex
opened it immediately.
“Hey” Nursey said quietly.
“Hi” Dex said, “Um, you wanna come in?”
“Yeah, sure.” Nursey said, trying to sound casual. He followed Dex into the room, and sat on his
desk chair, as Dex sat on his bed again.
“So…” Nursey started after an awkward silence.
“So. Um. About last
night.” Dex started awkwardly. “About
what you said.”
“Listen, Will, I’m so sorry.
I shouldn’t have said any of that.” Nursey apologised again.
“It’s ok. It’s
just. I can’t be in a relationship right
now” Dex said. “I’m sorry Derek, but
after everything with Tanner…” Dex stopped, swallowing back a sob.
“It’s okay, I understand Will. I’d never push you into a relationship when
you’re not ready.” Nursey said.
“Can we still be friends?” Dex asked quietly, looking worried.
“Of course. If you
want to be. I want to still be friends.”
“Yeah. And.” Dex
stopped, looking at Nursey nervously.
“Maybe someday we could… maybe we could date? I don’t know yet. But maybe.”
Dex smiled at him nervously, and Nursey smiled back at him.
If Ziam is real they clearly have an open relationship because it doesn't take intense digging to find receipts on them sexting girls as recently as the week just gone.
Oh yeah, let’s not question THOSE sources. Because Zayn and Liam are clearly just sitting around slipping into people’s DMs.
It is a fact that all five members of One Direction have their social media accounts monitored, and often run, by social media managers. The Rye Social is the company that managed (manages?) 1D’s social media account, both for the band and personal accounts.
It’s rare that some information about shady shit that a celebrity as high profile as Zayn Malik or Liam Payne will just appear online organically. Just like, if a celebrity as high profile as Louis Tomlinson, who was in the midst of a world tour with his band whose main demographic is young women and girls, got a rando pregnant, there is no. way. in. hell.that any PR manager would let that story leak. And they CERTAINLY wouldn’t let it leak while the girl was still in her first trimester. 90% of people wait longer to tell their friends and family that they’re pregnant than they did to tell the entire world that she was apparently pregnant.
My point is, these stories and screenshots and multiple photos taken in clubs that just happen to clearly catch someone looking like they’re standing pretty close to someone else with the flash on are a pretty convenient way of making you question your goddamn sanity. It’s called gaslighting.
“Liam and Zayn can’t be together! Look at all these chicks they’re sleeping with!”
“Louis can’t be gay! Look at him standing close to a girl!”
Just because these things are caught with cameraphones and screenshots does not make them immediately legitimate.
Think about what screenshots like this serve to reiterate. First of all, that Liam and Zayn are straight. And second of all, that they’re complete morons because why would they put their cheating plans in writing? It’s pretty consistent with the media portrayal of both of them from 1DHQ. Well, definitely with Zayn’s character in terms of the cheating thing, but I’m sure Simon Cowell is doing everything he can in his power to discredit Liam’s character at the moment.
It would be very simple to be like, “Of course they’re going to sleep with lots of girls! They’re young and in the most successful band in the world.” That would certainly be consistent with the rock and roll lifestyle.
How-ev-er, there is one thing that should be like, “Hi, I’m a red flag!” And it’s this guy:
Niall travelled the goddamn world on a lad’s holiday doing God knows what and we got one or two fan photos. Niall dated Selena Gomez. You know how I know he dated Selena Gomez? Because a friend texted me from Shoreditch House to say, “lol Niall and Selena Gomez are sitting next to us and they keep making out.”
So you’re telling me that Niall can (semi-)publicly make out with one of the biggest stars in the world and not only do most people not know about it, but not one magazine or newspaper reported on it? But Zayn, Liam, Louis and Harry look at a girl crosseyed and it’s a Daily Mail exclusive?
Scars and Healing Kisses (Polyhamilsquad x reader)
A/N: Hello Lovely Wonderful People!! Here’s another request! I really liked the way this one came out and I hope you all enjoy it! To the Anon who requested this, I hope this okay for you, if not please let me know, and I’ll do a rewrite! I hope you’re all having a great day/night!
Request: Hamilsquad x reader, reader is sexually harassed/abused by someone, the boys think they have been acting weird lately, they assume reader was planning breakup/ cheating on them All yell and get mad at reader only to later find out the truth, heavy angst with w/ comfort, fairly happy ending, thank youu :3
TW: sexual harassment, unwanted touching, some curse words
You had been with your boys for two years now, and living together felt so natural that the transition wasn’t difficult at all, and you loved waking up with them everyday. You had only moved in six months ago, but it felt like you had been there for years already. You were in your last year of college, and it felt like it was years ago that you were in your second year and had met Laf.
To help bring in 2017 this New Year, I’ve revamped my Witchy “Planner” and to help out my fellow witches here on Tumblr, I’ve decided to make a series of posts of all the things I keep in my Planner.For more about My Witchy “Planner” see this post.
This is the result of watching too many planner videos on YouTube. Last night I watched this video by Filo Mioz and I was inspired to create this spread. At first, I wasn’t sure what I wanted the spread for, however I thought it would be nice to create a Esbat planning cheat sheet as it were. I have a difficult time deciding on what to do for Esbats and so I made this spread!
In this spread I’ve wrote out a list of things to do, a bit about the Full Moon and the Dark Moon as well as incense recipes, a recipe for Moon Cakes and Lavender Milk and a tarot spread.
I genuinely enjoyed making this spread. I think I may try other spreads like this. Adding all the scrapbook paper and the washi tape made the pages very thick, but it’s very pleasing to the eye, and super useful and durable.
If anyone has any ideas on any spreads like this they would be interested in, feel free to let me know! I always enjoy hearing ideas from others!
(before you plan your next discourse, brush up on the basics to avoid sounding (too) redundant!)
1. The true crime community is not a fandom.
2. Mass shooters and serial killers are not the same thing.
–Mass shooters typically attack a group of people at once (a ‘mass’, if you will) and open fire via guns (that’s the ‘shooting’ part of ‘mass shooting’) or sometimes bombs.
–Serial killers tend to kill multiple victims over a span of time (the word ‘serial’ is derived from ‘series’) and can use a variety of methods.
3. If you can’t remember tip #2 (likely because you probably don’t know enough about the crime to criticize the blogger), just use the generic - the Columbine kids (it’s okay, you don’t know their names), and Dylann Roof were mass shooters, while Dahmer, Bundy, Ramirez were serial killers.
4. Charles Manson didn’t kill anyone. He is not a serial killer, if anything, he is a cult leader.
5. The true crime community is not a fandom.
6. Hybristophilia is an authentic paraphilia that describes a sexual attraction to people who have committed violent acts, including murder. Not all of the TCC are hybristophiles, but many can openly acknowledge that even bad people can have attractive faces without dismissing what they’ve done. Have you ever met a person with a beautiful face, and even an interesting personality or were amazingly intelligent, but they were a total sack of shit human being? That’s how this works.
7. We know that Jeffrey Dahmer was gay.
8. Some of us are male. Some of us aren’t white. Some of us are trans, etc. A lot of us are gay/bisexual, etc. Many of us are adults.
9. You may catch us mocking the killer, but not the victims - we police our own. 99% of us don’t condone murder at all, especially the loss of the victims’ lives and up to including the death penalty.
10. Murderers are human beings. You can argue against this all you want, but the fact is that committing a heinous crime doesn’t alter your DNA nor change your species.
11. The true crime community is not a fandom.
12. Dylann Roof is not the same person as Dylan Klebold (aka Sunshine boy/VoDkA - one of those previously mentioned Columbine boys)
13. Many of us currently work (or want to work) in psych, criminology, law, etc.
14. Jokes/memes are a coping mechanism. Police, nurses, morticians, doctors, and psychiatrists make jokes about their professions and their field of expertise. It allows the subject matter to be of continued study/interest without overwhelming the individual with empathy - it is human nature to adapt to situations with humor and resiliency.
15. Interest in or mentioning how attractive someone is does not equate to wanting to have sex with them.
16. The true crime community is not a fandom.
teams: Neil and Matt, Andrew and Kevin, Aaron and Nicky, Renee and Dan, Allison and Seth, (additionally we can have Jean & Jeremy and Laila & Alvarez)
teams are all meeting each other for the first time (except the cousins + Kevin)
Dan and Renee are always in the lead, closely followed by Neil and Matt
Kevin is the most passionate and keeps pushing them to go farther but Andrew doesn’t give it his all unless he has incentive
Allison and Seth frequently come in last because of their arguing but they rock the roadblocks faster than half the teams
Aaron doesn’t care. Nicky is just happy to be there.
Phil asks the twins, when both teams end up on the mat at the same time, why they didn’t come on the show together and they look at each other until Andrew says “I would kill him” and Aaron says “he’s a dick”
they don’t comment on the amount of times Andrew looked like he was going to kill Kevin
everyone thinks Matt and Neil are dating because Matt is constantly hugging and lifting Neil up and kissing him on the cheek or forehead, neither deny it
Allison and Seth are always bickering, the other teams are all betting on when they’ll break up during the race
somehow Matt always ends up doing the same roadblocks as Dan and he starts to fall for her, no one can say that Matt allows his feelings to let her take the lead because she was already in the lead and doesn’t need help to stay there, but she hangs around Matt longer than she needs to at times
one roadblock has a knife throwing challenge and Neil makes it out first (only a minute before Renee), doesn’t even blink at how easy it is for him. Andrew stares at him the entire time.
there’s a detour with heights involved and Andrew tenses, Kevin waits with him impatiently and starts to complain when Matt and Neil show up and start to pass them but Neil notices something is off and stops to talk to Andrew, “hey if you can get to the top of the mountain I’ll tell you a secret”
both teams arrive at the top almost at the same time and later that evening when they’re waiting for their plane, Andrew corners Neil and drags him away from the cameras. Neil tells him that he and Matt aren’t dating. “Not good enough,” Andrew says and Neil sees the question in Andrew’s eyes. He tells him a story of growing up with knife training every night. Andrew doesn’t ask why, just nods and goes back to the other teams.
Nicky asks Neil if he’s planning to cheat on Matt with Andrew and Neil laughs before going back to Matt and laying with his head in Matt’s lap. Nicky is the only one who still thinks Matt and Neil are dating at this point (mostly because everyone has seen Matt’s heart eyes for Dan)
Allison and Seth break up when they lose a leg and Allison writes her number on Renee’s hand
Dan and Renee win, Kevin and Andrew are in second, Matt and Neil in third
it’s speculated that Kevin and Andrew come in second because Neil had whispered to Andrew before the leg “if you give it your all, I’ll make it worth your while” (Matt’s not even mad that this probably cost them second place, he’s just happy for them)
a couple years later Andrew and Neil return for an All Stars Couple race along with Renee & Allison, and Matt & Dan. Their original race is forever known as the Match Making race (even more so than the actual blind dating race because this one actually worked)