Give Us a Little Love (We Never Had Enough) Chapter 1
Summary: Where do we belong, where did we go wrong? If there’s nothing here, why are we still here?
AKA, everyone is a witch and absolutely nothing could go wrong
A/N: the long awaited witch! au is here! i hope you enjoy and look forward to the rest of this wild ride! (brownie points to anybody who knows what seven’s….chant, is a reference to lol)fic title from Give Us a Little Love by Fallulah chapter title from O’ Death by Amy Van Roekel you can read it on ao3 here!
Chapter 1: When God is Gone and the Devil Takes Hold
Growing up, you never really
cared for summer. It was ridiculously hot, nearly everywhere you went was
crowded (especially pools, beaches, or anywhere that offered any sort of relief
from the heat), boredom came very easily, and overall, it was just an uncomfortable
time of year. You never really understood the hype for summer (other than the
brief break from school but even that perk disappeared with the passage of
Fall, however, was a
completely different story.
You absolutely loved fall. The
fashion, the weather, the sports, the holidays; everything about fall was
appealing to you. And you made sure that everyone knew just how excited you
were for the change of seasons. It was just one of those quirks that your
friends had come to expect and accept as part of your friendship but none of
your friends truly shared your excitement for fall.
To end a lunch or dinner on a light, fruity note, this very easy yet delicious
Apple and Berry Compote is what you’re looking for. Plus, it makes good use of leftover cider (should you have any!) It’s quite versatile too, so it also makes a nice snack, or top it with a little
Pecan and Peanut Maple Granola and you got yourself a breakfast!
Ingredients (serves 1):
1 heaped teaspoon unsalted butter
1 medium Golden Delicious apple, rinsed
1 plump vanilla bean, split lengthwise
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup hard cider
1/3 cup fresh bluberries, rinsed
4 medium strawberries, rinsed and sliced
1 teaspoon caster sugar
In a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Cut apple into slices and add to the melted butter, shaking the pan to coat them. Cook, 4 minutes, shaking the pan now and then, until they just start to color. Scrape seeds off the vanilla bean and stir in with the apple, along with the empty pod and cinnamon. Cook, 1 minute more. Stir in cider and, let it reduce about, 3 minutes. Stir in blueberries, cook, 2 minutes. Finally, gently stir in strawberries, sprinkle with sugar, and cook, just 1 minute more.
The day before Yariel had told me he wanted me to visit Church with him and after we were gonna go out to eat. I haven’t been to a Church since I was a child but he wanted me to just go this one time and maybe one more time in the future, I wasn’t sure what he meant by that but it seems important to him so why not. After Church we went to Monroes Restaurant and bar. Because of little bean I didn’t drink the wine but I did get a sparkling apple-pomegranate cider, which was delicious. To eat I had the Parmesan crusted Mahi, to die for! And Yariel had the Pecan crusted Salmon.After we left the restaurant he told me he wanted to stop somewhere, he took me to the place we had our first date. We talked about that day, remembering it like yesterday. He told me he knew that night I was the one, funny cause I thought the samething. He then got in one knee and my heart skipped a beat and I got all sweaty, sadly one fear came over me..that he was doing this now because of the pregnancy. I guess he saw this in my eyes and he reassured me that it wasn’t the case, that while the pregnancy were not in his plans that making me his wife had been his plan for a while.
Using a madoline (or a very sharp knife) slice potatoes to ¼ inch thick. Soak in a large bowl of cold water for 10 minutes. Dry completely (I pat slices between a kitchen towel) before using. Arrange on a paper towel-lined plate in a single layer (if overlapping, they won’t get crispy). Work in batches if necessary. Microwave for three minutes, flip each chip and microwave for an additional three minutes. Cool on a wire rack set atop a baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt. Enjoy.
Went cider tasting yesterday and got drunk for the first time. I think the problem I had every time before when I’d try to get buzzed was that I had too much food and water in me. All I had before we go there was a half a piece of toast. Three tall glasses of delicious ciders later and I understood what it meant for a head to feel like it was “swimming”.
What I don’t understand is how anyone can be in that state and think “Yea, I can totally drive right now”.
[ rolls in with starbucks ] ho! ho! ho! happy holidays my dear ones! i actually don’t have starbucks but i do have a big o’l cup of apple cider which is delicious but not the point of this post, it’s the end of another year with all of you and i can’t even begin to explain just how great that is, this place feels like home thanks to a lot of you guys. every time i’ve ever felt lonely or haven’t had someone to talk t this place has been where i turn to, it’s a safe place for me and i’m about to reach a follower mile stone 6,000 followers ya’ll how in the world! this is me being my basic predictable self posting a follow forever because well why not? happy holidays and my the new year bring you all nothing but blessings i love you!