checking his letter out

Remus Lupin lying under the covers, one arm tossed over his eyes to keep the sun, and the rest of the world, from creeping in. He’s particularly tired today, still feeling a little lunar and not at all prepared to do anything but nestle further into his mattress, ignore the scratch of the quilt lying forlornly over the duvet he tucks himself into.
“You’re going to be late!” Sirius addresses the long, unmoving lump that is his body, knowing that it won’t say a thing. The silence doesn’t really smart, though. He wrenches the corner of his best friend’s duvet off his body, but Remus’s grip is tight.
“Leave me alone.” He mutters, the top of his hair poking out over his pillow. He glances up, squints at Sirius, thick brows furrowing as he grumbles, and then tosses his body back into the comfort of his bed. “I’m taking a personal day.”
“Yeah,” Sirius rolls his eyes. “I don’t think that’ll wash with McGonagall.”
“Tell her I’m a werewolf then. And that I’m sick of it.”
Sirius snorts. “I don’t think that’ll wash either.”
Remus sits up, staring forlornly at nothing in particular as he thinks to himself. His hands in his lap, hair soft and scruffy, he shakes his head and gestures for Sirius to leave.
“Go. You’ll be late. I’m just… going through that usual ‘everything is so unfair, why’d it have to be me, can God just give me an apology if he actually exists and not damn me to an eternal living hell’ mood.” He sighs heavily. Rubs the back of his neck. “Oh, and shut the door on your way out. You always leave it a bit open sometimes and it’s really annoying.”
Sirius nods, his arms across his chest and a stack of the morning’s letters in his hands.
Remus falls back under the duvet, staring upward at the ceiling with the sheets pulled up to his neck. Moments pass. He sighs.
“I don’t hear any signs of you leaving.”
“Ah!” Sirius laughs, breaking out of his seriousness. He pushes a stray piece of hair, long and curving, out of his eyeline. “How could I?! When I forgot to give you something important?”
Lupin forces himself forward once again, raising a speculative eyebrow at his friend, shoving a piece of parchment into his face.
“Would you check it out?!” He grins. “It’s a letter from God! Issuing you that apology and letting you know that you’re all he thinks about up in the clouds and would you please be kind to your absolute best pal Sirius Black for scoring you the favour of a written correspondence?! He doesn’t make time for just anyone, y'know. Not angsty teenage werewolves, either.”
Remus glares as Sirius smiles on, the grey of his eyes shining, the corners of his lips quirking smugly.
“You’re really fucking annoying,” Remus says slowly, fighting the smile about to break on his own face. “Did you know that?”

olajvija  asked:

I'm doing open when letters for my boyfriend. Can you link all the ones you've done? Love your account💗

The ones at the bottom to Elliott are the newest ones, and some are repeated. I hope this helps you out!


When You First Receive These Letters - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/84098653048/open-when-you-first-receive-these-letters

When You’re Missing me a Little - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/84099572863/open-when-youre-missing-me-a-little

When you Need Someone to talk to and I’m not picking up - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/84179582383/open-when-you-need-someone-to-talk-to-and-im-not

When you want to know 100 reasons why I love you - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/84180388818/open-when-you-want-to-know-100-reasons-why-i-love

When we fight and it is your fault - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/86173004783/open-when-we-fight-and-its-your-fault

When you can’t sleep - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/86173265923/open-when-you-cant-sleep

When we fight and it’s my fault - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/86173711833/open-when-we-fight-and-its-my-fault

When you want date ideas - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/86176470298/you-want-date-ideas

When I’m being moody, annoying, stubborn, or all of the above - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/86178638883/open-when-im-being-moody-annoying-stubborn-or

When we have our first child - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/86178831708/open-when-we-have-our-first-child

When we’re finally married - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/86179142693/open-when-were-finally-married

When you’re missing me a lot - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/86970348493/open-when-youre-missing-me-a-lot

When you want to hear 25 dorky pickup lines - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/87055109183/open-when-you-want-to-hear-25-dorky-pick-up-lines

When you need 25 reasons to smile -http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/90523292773/open-when-you-need-15-reasons-to-smile

When you want to remember how we first met - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/91242807648/open-when-you-want-to-remember-how-we-met

When you’re mad at me - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/100285800553/open-when-youre-mad-at-me

When you feel like we should get back together - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/105332585943/open-when-you-feel-like-we-should-get-back

When you feel like you made the wrong decision - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/105380146113/open-when-you-feel-like-youve-made-the-wrong

When you want to know why it didn’t work - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/106393685453/open-when-you-want-to-know-why-it-didnt-work

When you’re starting your first day of college - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/107817597673/open-when-youre-starting-your-first-day-of

When we’re arguing and it’s your fault(FRIEND) -http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/108662384173/open-when-were-arguing-and-its-your-fault

When we’re traveling together - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/111969547058/hey-can-you-write-about-an-open-when-we-are

When you don’t know what the next step to take is - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/111969729083/is-it-possible-to-wrote-a-open-when-you-dont-know

When you feel like giving up - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/112370848473/open-when-you-feel-like-giving-up

When you feel like hugging/kissing me - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/112539357063/can-you-write-one-about-when-you-feel-like-hugging

When you’re super duper angry - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/112632151223/can-you-write-one-about-open-when-your-super

When you’re hungry - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/113177336283/hi-can-you-write-an-open-when-you-are-hungry

When it’s your birthday - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/113226794108/can-you-write-a-open-when-it-is-your-birthday

When you’re feeling stressed - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/113262116243/i-stumbled-across-your-tumblr-and-i-think-its

When you’re having a bad day - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/113605595408/can-you-write-something-for-when-heshe-is-having

When you’re crying - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/114556031278/open-when-you-are-crying-please-its-for-my-best

When you need a push - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/114648318803/open-when-you-need-a-push

When you’re coming home - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/114767236173/open-when-youre-coming-home

When it’s summer break - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/114976918213/open-when-its-summer-break

When you don’t want to study - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/115304028963/open-when-you-dont-want-to-study

When you need to know how much I love you - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/120838157283/open-when-you-need-to-know-how-much-i-love-you

When you need a confidence boost - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/120838573273/open-when-you-need-a-confidence-boost-letter

When you just graduated - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121465678953/graduated

When you don’t feel appreciated - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121467060203/open-when-you-dont-feel-appreciated

When you’re feeling silly - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121467196043/open-when-youre-feeling-silly

When you’re feeling grumpy - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121467658653/open-when-youre-feeling-grumpy

When you’re disappointed with yourself - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121496177063/open-when-youre-disappointed-with-yourself

When you’re feeling sick - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121496311718/open-when-youre-feeling-sick

When you’re happy - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121496738658/open-when-youre-happy

When you think we’re drifting apart (FRIEND) - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121496949348/open-when-you-think-were-drifting-apartfriend

When you feel we need to break up - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121497243478/open-when-you-feel-we-need-to-break-up

When you’re nervous - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121497338463/open-when-youre-nervous

When you’re sad - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121980600178/open-when-youre-sad

When we’re having a rough patch - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121980850103/open-when-were-having-a-rough-patch

When you want to relive memories - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/124015928588/open-when-you-want-to-relive-memories

When you need a pick me up FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127134183408/open-when-you-need-a-pick-me-upnon-romantic

When you’re coming home from a tour CELEBRITY - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127134429818/open-when-youre-finally-coming-home-from-a-tour

When you’re going through a break up CELEBRITY - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127134557308/open-when-youre-going-through-a-breakup

When you need a little fun FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127454390973/open-when-you-need-a-little-fun

When you receive these letters FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127454778868/open-when-you-receive-these-letters

When the distance between us is overwhelming you FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127455516993/open-when-the-distance-between-us-is-overwhelming

When you miss your family FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127455843968/open-when-you-miss-your-family

When you’re crying FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127605990128/open-when-you-are-crying

When you can’t sleep FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127658119308/open-when-you-cant-sleep

When you’re mad at me FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127692985703/open-when-youre-mad-at-me

When you’ve got a crush FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/128160814103/open-when-youve-got-a-crush

When I gave Nixon his letters - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/132207304953/guys-check-it-out-its-jacobn197-with-the

When you first receive these letters - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/143133105353/open-when-you-first-receive-these-letters

When you’re missing me a little - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/143133358378/open-when-youre-missing-me-a-little

When you’re happy - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/147529543518/open-when-you-are-happy

When you’re sad - Elliott
http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/152541094233/open-when-youre-sad

When you need/want to know how much I like you - Elliott
http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/152541504238/open-when-you-needwant-to-know-how-much-i-like

When you want to know how happy you make me - Elliott
http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/154251859698/open-when-you-want-to-know-how-happy-you-make-me

When you’ve had a bad day - Elliott
http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/154578903878/open-when-youve-had-a-bad-day

someone: after all they had been through, han and leia deserved a better son. they actually deserved a daughter like rey. god, they must hate their own child.

me:

Link to all of the ones I’ve done

When You First Receive These Letters - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/84098653048/open-when-you-first-receive-these-letters

When You’re Missing me a Little - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/84099572863/open-when-youre-missing-me-a-little

When you Need Someone to talk to and I’m not picking up - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/84179582383/open-when-you-need-someone-to-talk-to-and-im-not

When you want to know 100 reasons why I love you - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/84180388818/open-when-you-want-to-know-100-reasons-why-i-love

When we fight and it is your fault - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/86173004783/open-when-we-fight-and-its-your-fault

When you can’t sleep - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/86173265923/open-when-you-cant-sleep

When we fight and it’s my fault - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/86173711833/open-when-we-fight-and-its-my-fault

When you want date ideas - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/86176470298/you-want-date-ideas

When I’m being moody, annoying, stubborn, or all of the above - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/86178638883/open-when-im-being-moody-annoying-stubborn-or

When we have our first child - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/86178831708/open-when-we-have-our-first-child

When we’re finally married - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/86179142693/open-when-were-finally-married

When you’re missing me a lot - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/86970348493/open-when-youre-missing-me-a-lot

When you want to hear 25 dorky pickup lines - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/87055109183/open-when-you-want-to-hear-25-dorky-pick-up-lines

When you need 25 reasons to smile -http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/90523292773/open-when-you-need-15-reasons-to-smile

When you want to remember how we first met - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/91242807648/open-when-you-want-to-remember-how-we-met

When you’re mad at me - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/100285800553/open-when-youre-mad-at-me

When you feel like we should get back together - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/105332585943/open-when-you-feel-like-we-should-get-back

When you feel like you made the wrong decision - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/105380146113/open-when-you-feel-like-youve-made-the-wrong

When you want to know why it didn’t work - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/106393685453/open-when-you-want-to-know-why-it-didnt-work

When you’re starting your first day of college - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/107817597673/open-when-youre-starting-your-first-day-of

When we’re arguing and it’s your fault(FRIEND) -http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/108662384173/open-when-were-arguing-and-its-your-fault

When we’re traveling together - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/111969547058/hey-can-you-write-about-an-open-when-we-are

When you don’t know what the next step to take is - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/111969729083/is-it-possible-to-wrote-a-open-when-you-dont-know

When you feel like giving up - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/112370848473/open-when-you-feel-like-giving-up

When you feel like hugging/kissing me - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/112539357063/can-you-write-one-about-when-you-feel-like-hugging

When you’re super duper angry - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/112632151223/can-you-write-one-about-open-when-your-super

When you’re hungry - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/113177336283/hi-can-you-write-an-open-when-you-are-hungry

When it’s your birthday - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/113226794108/can-you-write-a-open-when-it-is-your-birthday

When you’re feeling stressed - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/113262116243/i-stumbled-across-your-tumblr-and-i-think-its

When you’re having a bad day - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/113605595408/can-you-write-something-for-when-heshe-is-having

When you’re crying - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/114556031278/open-when-you-are-crying-please-its-for-my-best

When you need a push - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/114648318803/open-when-you-need-a-push

When you’re coming home - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/114767236173/open-when-youre-coming-home

When it’s summer break - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/114976918213/open-when-its-summer-break

When you don’t want to study - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/115304028963/open-when-you-dont-want-to-study

When you need to know how much I love you - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/120838157283/open-when-you-need-to-know-how-much-i-love-you

When you need a confidence boost - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/120838573273/open-when-you-need-a-confidence-boost-letter

When you just graduated - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121465678953/graduated

When you don’t feel appreciated - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121467060203/open-when-you-dont-feel-appreciated

When you’re feeling silly - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121467196043/open-when-youre-feeling-silly

When you’re feeling grumpy - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121467658653/open-when-youre-feeling-grumpy

When you’re disappointed with yourself - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121496177063/open-when-youre-disappointed-with-yourself

When you’re feeling sick - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121496311718/open-when-youre-feeling-sick

When you’re happy - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121496738658/open-when-youre-happy

When you think we’re drifting apart (FRIEND) - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121496949348/open-when-you-think-were-drifting-apartfriend

When you feel we need to break up - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121497243478/open-when-you-feel-we-need-to-break-up

When you’re nervous - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121497338463/open-when-youre-nervous

When you’re sad - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121980600178/open-when-youre-sad

When we’re having a rough patch - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/121980850103/open-when-were-having-a-rough-patch

When you want to relive memories - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/124015928588/open-when-you-want-to-relive-memories

When you need a pick me up FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127134183408/open-when-you-need-a-pick-me-upnon-romantic

When you’re coming home from a tour CELEBRITY - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127134429818/open-when-youre-finally-coming-home-from-a-tour

When you’re going through a break up CELEBRITY - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127134557308/open-when-youre-going-through-a-breakup

When you need a little fun FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127454390973/open-when-you-need-a-little-fun

When you receive these letters FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127454778868/open-when-you-receive-these-letters

When the distance between us is overwhelming you FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127455516993/open-when-the-distance-between-us-is-overwhelming

When you miss your family FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127455843968/open-when-you-miss-your-family

When you’re crying FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127605990128/open-when-you-are-crying

When you can’t sleep FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127658119308/open-when-you-cant-sleep

When you’re mad at me FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/127692985703/open-when-youre-mad-at-me

When you’ve got a crush FRIEND - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/128160814103/open-when-youve-got-a-crush

When I gave Nixon his letters - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/132207304953/guys-check-it-out-its-jacobn197-with-the

When you first receive these letters - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/143133105353/open-when-you-first-receive-these-letters

When you’re missing me a little - http://theseopenwhenletters.tumblr.com/post/143133358378/open-when-youre-missing-me-a-little

Currently on in Shanghai at Xintiandi’s Taiping Hu, the immersive Van Gogh Alive exhibition celebrates the work and life of the Dutch artist Vicent van Gogh. One of city’s most buzzed about shows, the curation reveals an unrealised genius who sold one painting while living. Both sad and inspiring, quotes from his personal letters are incorporated into the digital displays revealing the man behind some of today’s most iconic paintings. For more about his life check out the book The Letters of Vincent Van Gogh

Asked and Answered: President Obama Responds to an Eight-Year-Old Girl from Flint

At eight years old, Mari Copeny — known around town as “Little Miss Flint” — wrote to President Obama last month from her home in Flint, Michigan to share how she is working to bring attention to the public health crisis in her community. She also noted that she’s headed the President’s way, and asked if she could meet him during her trip to Washington, D.C.

This week, President Obama wrote back to “Little Miss Flint” with some big news: He’s coming to town. On Wednesday, May 4th, the President will travel to Flint, Michigan where he will hear first-hand from Flint residents like Mari about the public health crisis, receive an in-person briefing on the federal efforts in place to help respond to the needs of the people of Flint, and speak directly with members of the Flint community.

Read Mari’s letter to President Obama, and then check out his reply:

Mari’s letter to President Obama:

Mr. President,

Hello my name is Mari Copeny and I’m 8 years old, I live in Flint, Michigan and I’m more commonly known around town as “Little Miss Flint”. I am one of the children that is effected by this water, and I’ve been doing my best to march in protest and to speak out for all the kids that live here in Flint. This Thursday I will be riding a bus to Washington, D.C. to watch the congressional hearings of our Governor Rick Snyder. I know this is probably an odd request but I would love for a chance to meet you or your wife. My mom said chances are you will be too busy with more important things, but there is a lot of people coming on these buses and even just a meeting from you or your wife would really lift people’s spirits. Thank you for all that do for our country. I look forward to being able to come to Washington and to be able to see Gov. Snyder in person and to be able to be in the city where you live.

Thank You
Mari Copeny

President Obama’s reply to Mari:

The White House
Washington

April 24, 2016

Amariyanna Copeny
Flint, Michigan

Dear Mari:

Thank you for writing to me. You’re right that Presidents are often busy, but the truth is, in America, there is no more important title than citizen. And I am so proud of you for using your voice to speak out on behalf of the children of Flint.

That’s why I want you to be the first to know that I’m coming to visit Flint on May 4th. I want to make sure people like you and your family are receiving the help you need and deserve. Like you, I’ll use my voice to call for change and help lift up your community.

Letters from kids like you are what make me so optimistic for the future. I hope to meet you next week, “Little Miss Flint.”

Sincerely,
Barack Obama

I would like to apologise in advance for this shitty joke I just made up... seriously, SORRY.

Caesar and his high-ranking officials are having a day off, just sort of lounging around parliament doing nothing important due to the local festival for some god or other, there’s always a festival for the gods going on it’s less a matter of who and why, and more a matter of how drunk you can get before anyone notices enough to stop you…

So this day, a little partied out, they decide that perhaps something a little quieter, a little more respectful to their collective hangovers, would be more appropriate…

One senator, coherent enough to formulate words at this juncture, managed to suggest getting some dancers in. Another thought perhaps some light musical entertainment, or gladiators could be more fun…

Cesar frowns and dismisses both ideas. He’s rather more inclined to a Doing-something, a something that can be done with relative ease yet gives the illusion of having actually achieved something… as opposed to a Watching-something. And let’s face it, apart from a handful of spindly aides, and his own bodyguard, everyone else in the room was a fat old man… so there wouldn’t be any acrobatics about to go down.

“Well,” comes a timid voice to the side, an aide just young enough to think twice before saying anything around his master let alone Caesar himself. “Um, we could always try… bingo?”

“Bingo, you say? A splendid idea!” Caesar smiled, “Have it set up at once!”

He indicates several nearby slaves should confer with the aide as to how one plays this game, exactly, because it was a relatively new concept brought back from another land. They flurry about, and within the hour, a small barrel of marked clay orbs has been located, and several tablets with pre-marked numerals and letters set out before each of the senators.

There are a few trial runs, that end in confusion when someone mistakenly calls bingo… but are advised that they were reading it wrong. Caesar is enjoying himself, but notices his closest confidant seems to be getting more dour each number they call out.

“Beta i-v! Beta-i-v!” calls the aide, who is now whole-heartedly in charge of the Bingo calling, seeming to enjoy himself immensely, or maybe it was the amphora of wine he’d been sipping from the moment the game began that made him so very jovial.

“Is everything alright?” he leans over to whisper at his right-hand man, noting that indeed his bodyguard had ‘beta-i-v’ on his scorecard, but had yet to mark it.

“Sir I… it’s…” says the man, his teeth grinding, clearly not enjoying the game.

“Oh, you poor thing, I forgot to ask if you could read before this… look, he’s calling out B4, right now, and you’ve got it right there…” he points, the other covers the totem. Expression unchanging, meaning he’s either sincerely illiterate and embarrassed by the situation, or he’s humouring his master and emperor by playing along.

This becomes a habit, each time the crier calls out a letter and number, Caesar checks his own board, then leans over to whisper it to his bodyguard and see if he has it as well.

“Theta-X-X! Theta-X-X!

"C20,” he whispered, tapping a point on the board.

Maybe it was the wine, or maybe the emperor clearly wasn’t in a lucid enough state to catch the growing frustration of his closest, and truly only, friend the longer this went on. 

“Omega-L-X-X-I! Omega-L-X-X-I!”

He avidly places a token on his own board, and leans over to whisper, “It’s Z71, but you don’t have it… don’t worry, you’re only one away from bingo, though!”

His bodyguard goes tense, but seems almost relieved that this ordeal might be over soon.

Sadly, the blessed last number isn’t called anytime soon, nor do any of the other fat politicians and military officials in the room manage to get a bingo (despite the avid assistance of sober aides keeping track of numbers and scores for their inebriated masters). 

Each time Caesar looks over to whisper the number, then make a sad expression as he taps the board of his bodyguard, dislodging a few tokens and whispers, “No, not that one either… we’ll get there.”

The incredibly sloshed aide calling the numbers out is currently being propped up by two separate slaves at this point, one having to look at the chosen clay ball’s etching then whisper it to him before he called it out, because he no longer can see the damn thing. Twice the guy’s tried to get out of his toga because it’s 'too damn hot in here!’, thankfully slaves kept him in it.

“Iss… whazzat? Al-alpha-i-i! Alpha-i-i!” he calls, just about choking on his own tongue, squinting down his nose at the ball.

Caesar erupts into excited clapping, turning around to violently tap his bodyguard’s board on the only empty space. “That’s your last number, you’ve won! Bingo! A2, Brutus!”

And that’s when the beleaguered bodyguard could take no more and totally stabbed Caesar.

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Welcome to the shitty pun-refinery that is my mind.

~Hannah/phoenixfire-thewizardgoddess

vonsky0402  asked:

Hi Naomi, I was just wondering if you could tell me a bit more about Letters Live at Hay Festival or the one held last year, i.e. what Benedict and the writers will be discussing in the event. Are they going to be reading from the books? I'd like to do a bit of homework before I go so I can further enjoy the event :) Thank you!

You can read our write up of the last event Benedict appeared at here 

http://www.benedictcumberbatch.co.uk/theatre/letters-live/

It’s not a discussion event (well not unless they’ve changed the format). Basically the various people involved read a couple of letters apiece from two books - Letters of Note  and To the Letter 

Last time Benedict read a variety of letters including several from Christopher to his love Bessie in the 2nd World War which made quite a few people swoon (I shouldn’t really be linking to fan vids as it was no videoing but they’ve taken an eternity to release any official material - they filmed the whole thing).

He also read Alan Turing’s letter to his friend which was heartbreaking.

Check out the Letters of Note site - its my favourite lunchtime read at work. So many beautiful letters - this one is currently my favourite heartbreaking though it is.

anonymous asked:

prompt: when he's sad, phil leaves complimentry letters in library books, so he knows someone else will be happy when they check the book out. one day, he checks out his favourite book again, and finds a sweet letter written back to him. using book titles (eg. "i'm thinking about getting TFIOS out next..."), the two boys communicate, until one of them gives in and they finally meet.