congrats on her win

Symbolism

Pairing: Daniel/Florist!Reader
Genre: Fluff
Word Count: 1687

The cafe Y/N worked at was the quaint one. The dark furnishings contrasting the bright string lights hung about from the ceiling and across the brick fireplace that was always crackling during the winter months. Fresh flowers were placed neatly in bunches on tables and shelves. The greenery brought an inviting feeling to the place, the girl always thought. And she was proud her hard work would pay off.

She never worked behind the counter, always in the main space making sure everything was where it was supposed to be. Placing the books back on the shelves after a customer left them on the table, cleaning tables, and her favorite activity, creating the floral displays. Always coming into work with fresh cut flowers from the local florist she would create beautiful creations that always went with the season.

From poppy’s, sweat peas, and tulips in the spring. Hydrangeas, lilacs and foxgloves in the summer. Autumn always brought baby’s breaths, sunflowers, and cosmos. These left cold season with chrysanthemums, lilies, and pansy’s. Though there were several other flowers that she loved, she could would get scolded for bringing too many into the cafe. She never minded the scolding, it meant she could take them to her home and decorate the already forest like living room even more.

She even had set up near the counter where she decorated vases and mugs with the watchful eyes of customers standing in line. Many people would watch her meticulously place stems in vases and be amazing how well everything worked together.

Occasionally she would ask the opinion of any customer who happened to be near by when she couldn’t tell if she liked combinations or not. That’s when she meat Daniel, she stopped him as he walked by, grabbing his wrist and stopping him in place.

“What do you think of this?” She asked as he stood there dumbfounded, she hadn’t even glanced at him, she was too focused on the work in progress. He wasn’t sure what to say and his friends were already waiting at a time watching the scene.

“I like the colors together.” Y/N’s face lit up and she looked up to the man. A smile stretched across her face and Daniel couldn’t deny the girl was cute. The simple compliment seemed to make her sure about the arrangement and she rushed off to place it, shouting a thanks before going off of course. Daniel only laughed at her, not in a mean way, he thought it was endearing.

The two met frequently, Daniel and his friends continued to come to the cafe and each time Y/N was working on a piece she was grab Daniel and pull him away for his group and ask his opinion. The first time it happened he was shocked but didn’t hesitate to follow. Soon he became accustomed to her mannerisms and was never concerned when a strange grip was placed on his arm.

His friends would tease him about it but he only laughed it off and watched the girl snip stems down and maneuver around around wreaths occasionally into crowns for her and the staff to wear.

She made him one once too but was too shy to give it to him so she placed it on a young girls head. Daniel saw it and he swore his heart jumped at the sight of Y/N crouched down and placing a crown of, what he soon learned was made of, agrimony. The bright yellow contrasting the girls dark hair but matching the light that shined from both girls faces.

He eventually started researching on his own, trying to become better help than just saying that he liked how the little white flowers went well with the roses. She never chastised him for anything he said, she assumed he didn’t know as much as her in the topic, but she liked that he tried his best and always let her drag him over. But as he started giving more in depth critiques she began to grow deeper feelings for the man. She tried to be sneaky about acting on them, though.

One of the days she made flower crowns for the workers she had made one extra, promising herself that she would actually give it to the man. But she went back and forth when he actually walked in, laughing at something someone said but looking over to the stand covered in petals and stems.

What if it’s too girly?’ She thought to herself, running soft fingers over the sweet pea petals. She picked it out specially for the man but now found herself having second thoughts about the whole process.

“That’s really pretty.” Daniel complimented the work in the girls hands. Even though she knew he entered she was still caught off guard, jumping at his voice and laughing awkwardly.

“Ah, thanks. It was for one of the baristas but she called in sick.” She lied. She couldn’t bring herself to actually give it to him, so maybe… “But since theres an extra one, would you want it?” She glanced over to him, his eyes crinkled as he smiled and nodded.

“I’d love to have something you made.” Both stood there blushing, both also trying to hide it behind awkward, perfectly time coughing. Daniels friends sat in the corner booth watching as the flower girl placed the crown on their friends head, laughing at the bumbling mess the two were.

After the crowning they stood there and actually talked about things other than flowers. Y/N learned that Daniel loved cats like she loved flowers. He also liked dancing and that’s where he met his friends. As he spoke, she would admire the way he looked at his hands a lot, or the sparkle in his eyes when he really got into something. They eventually swapped numbers, a big milestone in their relationship really.
“Okay flower boy, tell your girlfriend we need to go.” One of Daniel’s friend’s nudged him and nodded back to the door. Daniel and Y/N didn’t look each other in the eye as they said their goodbyes. Both equally too shy to make eye contact, the mans face the same color of the pink flowers still placed on his head.  

Months would pass and their meetings become more frequent. Daniel would eventually start going to the cafe by himself and they would leave together when the girl was done making sure everything was perfect. They never had a set place to go or time to return, they just walked until something seemed interesting or ran out of things to talk about. It was usually the latter.

Y/N was ecstatic when the florist said she had just gotten a small shipment of clovenfield toadflax in and wasted not time buying several bunches of them. Daniel told her days prior that he and his friends were entering a dance competition in another city and wouldn’t be around for a few days. She understood and was excited when he sent her a photo of him and his friends holding a trophy up. Showing that they made it further into the competition but making the rank that they had.

“See you tomorrow!” The message read and she couldn’t deny the feelings she had when she learned she’d be in his company once more the following day. It was perfect time to surprise him with gardenias. He would leave the cafe with a simple vase of flowers when Y/N’s boss said they didn’t need more. Daniel would tell her he would take them, happy that she was happy that she knew they were going to be used instead of thrown out.

The difference this time, however, was that she was finally going to give him something. It wouldn’t the whole, “I maDE AN EXTRA!” or “Would you want it or something?”. It was going to be a…

“Congrats on your win!” She exclaimed, wrapping her arms around the males neck as he embraced her. This was the most contact they’ve had and it took them both back, but neither minded at this point, but they did feel slightly cold when they pulled away. Y/N scrambled to pick up the small bouquet of the small white flowers. This was her way of confessing without him actually knowing she was confessing. She hadn’t heard of the species up until a few months ago so assumed that he wouldn’t know what they were either.

“I didn’t know if guys get flowers for these things, but I figured I might as well try.” He took the flowers from her and smiled down at them, and then at her. It was a nice surprise for him, he appreciated that she took the time to make a special arrangement for him. No matter how simple.

“What do these mean?” The question took Y/N aback.

“What?” She asked, already trying to buy time to come up with something.

“Don’t flowers have certain meanings? Like roses can mean love. Depending on the color, that is.” He replied, showing that he’s actually looked into the things that brought the two together.

“Oh! That,” She was glad that’s what mean, though if she thought about it, what else could that have meant? “They mean good luck, you know, for the next quarter of the competition! I was going to choose lilies but I remembered you have cats. That would be bad if they decided to eat it.”

That night Daniel sat at his computer, trying to find this specific flower, eventually stumbling onto an article that had the exact same looking flowers. He continued to read down the paragraphs of where they originated, how to grow them, how to care for them, and eventually landed on the triva portion.

Linaria bipartita, or more commonly know as Clovenfield toadflax, typically symbolizes someone wanting their feelings to be notice by another.

Daniel was quick to reach for his phone and going to his and Y/N’s messages, but stopped as soon as his keyboard opened. But he decided to go for it, to be bold and instead called. His heart raced as she picked up, he didn’t give her time to speak, knowing he could change his mind quickly.

“I’ve noticed your feelings, and I hope you’ll accept mine.”

Why Ochako Is Actually a Big BadAss

When this past chapter came out, there wasn’t material enough in it for me to really write my thoughts on. To me, it was the class just being adorable and I want to wait til next week to talk about the new Big Three that appeared (also who saw the memes for them? My friend just showed me and I died of laughter.)

Instead, I’ve been rereading the manga (more specifically the sports festival) and the past chapter happened had Ochako’s outburst about the festival and it almost made me upset to see the reactions that were given to it. I remember going through the tag and seeing quite a few people reacting to that outburst as “OMG SHE WAS SOOOO CUTE” or “OMGGGG SO FUNNYTTT”. Of course, I am exaggerating this a lot but the fact there were no more in depth thoughts on it and it kinda made me a bit sad and now that I’m reading that festival stuff again, I just had to put down my thoughts somewhere.

I’ve said this before and I will repeat myself until the day I die: While Ochako’s character is based on her being cute and bubbly and the most adorable gal in the entire universe, she’s so much more than that. She’s more complex than the fandom makes her out to be and I wish more people saw that.

Now, in my Why Ochako is Actually A Complex Character post, I talked about this complexity a bit with how she handles her emotions and more specifically on how she displays this to others. However, I did not talk about how much of a determined individual she is and really how feisty she is (like this girl can be Bakugou fierce ok?).

To start, when the whole Sports Festival came into play, after the stakes of the festival were told to the class, this is precisely how Ochako acted (which definitely caught the rest of the class off guard)

Now, of course I know that it was displayed as an act of comic relief, especially with how expressive she is during all of that but I personally see it as something more about her character that Horikoshi was just trying to mix with the silly cute aspect part of it, especially since we get this scene later one (I stg I have this scene stamped in my memory):

Already in a chapter, Horikoshi showed us that Ochako is a supremely determined individual who has absolutely no chill when it comes to things that would affect not only her goals but the situation with her family.

I mean, in the festival, we got a small glimpse of that with her waiting to use a secret move (which btw, she hasn’t used yet and Im dying for that day)

And here she is being all determined in some other panels (which you can even see her suppressing her emotions once more as she tells Deku congrats for winning first)

And then we get to her fight with Katsuki, which OH BOY really shows how far her determination and feistiness can go. And honestly so much happens in this fight that truly does characterize who Ochako is and how strong she is.

I mean to start, she gives off a Katsuki like sentence to push away the statement he made earlier.

And then it’s so interesting and I see so many people overlook this but look at what she does.

She acknowledges that the fight is bad and the situation surrounding it isn’t completely ideal YET she shoves down those feelings of fear and apprehension and still continues to display herself as this strong woman that isn’t intimidated by Katsuki whatsoever (which kind of ties into her reaction in the newest chapter).

And then of course, here are two pages in that same chapter that really display this fire that she has within herself and how she’s kind of similar to Katsuki in that she isn’t one to back down without really putting up a fight (even if the fight that is something that terrifies her or even makes her a bit uneasy).

What makes all of this incredible too is that Katsuki not acknowledges her by the middle of the fight

But she even crosses his mind when he fights Todoroki when he says this

Yes, my good old gravitational stars, Katsuki even acknowledges the strength and ambition that Ochako has that maybe only Deku might have noticied (even then maybe not too much).

And she doesn’t just show this fierceness in this fight. She shows it not only when she fights 13 with Yuuga but also when she fights with Toga during the training camp (and yes I am referring to the infamous panel of Ochako)

So we get to the little scene from this past chapter where everyone went on the cute train with it.

Now, to me, I saw this scene a bit more than just her being the precious little princess she normally portrays herself out to be. To me, the way I saw it was a girl who clearly was affected by the Sports Festival. As we saw, Ochako took the festival I personally believe much more serious than the rest of the class. For her, this was a real chance for her to show off her skills and how strong of an individual she is. Since they made the Sports Festival to be something of utter importance, she completely put away any fears or apprehension she had and fought to the extreme and even showed up how insane her powers go and just really how determined she can get when it involves her family. So to be told that the festival didn’t matter I’m sure had to have been a slap in the face to her because it would have pretty much told her, “Hey, all the efforts and shit that you put yourself through to really further your goals? Yea doesn’t mean anything at the end.” Yea not a nice way to look at it and not a nice way to interpret your actions during that time period. 

Alright so I kind of went everywhere with this but the point I’m trying to make is that scene from the past chapter wasn’t just an adorable moment that we got of Ochako. Rather, although done in a funny way to mix with her general personality, it is a scene that gives us more of an idea of Ochako and how she took the Sports Festival and just how in general she takes events that impact things that pertain to her goal. Even though we see her as a usually laid back individual with a bubbly personality, she’s so much more than that. This is a girl who doesn’t back away from any challenge presented to her and doesn’t allow things to get in her way of her goals. She has them clear cut in her mind and she chases after them. She even has a fiery side that you can compare with Katsuki as seen from the fight she had with him. In general, she’s so strong and powerful and truly fierce and I just want more people to see that side of her. I guess I just wish people could see her as more than just the cute little cutie pie she is and really see her as a badass cutie pie because damn, that strangle she gave Toga was pretty intense for her character.

TLDR: Ochako is actually a big badass and not a lot of people acknowledge that.

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Auston Matthews - How come

Originally posted by werenski

Can you do a Auston Matthews imagine where he finds out you play hockey and he comes to one of your games and it’s just hella fluffy and cute? Thank you!

Auston’s P.O.V.

“Dude, I didn’t know Y/N played hockey.” William smiled at the paper in his hands.

“She doesn’t.” I said clueless.

“Well then this paper lies.” He laughed holding the sports side of the paper up to me. Sure, enough there was my girlfriend head to toe in hockey gear.

Why, has she never said anything to me? I read the whole page about ten times before I heard the door open and close. Y/N, was home after a girls day out. She placed her bag on the table before  coming over towards the guys and I. She sat down in my lap. I wrapped my arms around her, as I placed a kiss to her lips.

“So, what are you guys up too?” She asked as she looked around the room at tWilly, Mitch, Freddie and I.

“Reading.” I smirked as I grabbed the paper that was sitting next to me.

“You guys, reading. HA!” She joked.

I held the paper in front of us, so she could see the photo of herselves. She just looked at the photo like it was nothing, before looking over at me with a raised eyebrow.

“How come you never told me you played hockey?” I asked placing the paper back down.

“I did.” She giggled. “I told you the first time we had sex. You asked me why I was so fit. Then, I told you, because I play hockey.” She finished.

“NOT FAIR! You never tell a guy important stuff when he’s getting lucky. All we hear is Sex, sex, sex!” He teased.

She just giggled as she placed a kiss to my cheek.

“Well I have a game tomorrow if you’d like to come.” She smiled.

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“Dude, is Y/N the captain?” Mitch asked as we watched her team spilled out onto the ice.

“I don’t know. Why?” I half listen. I was to shocked at seeing my girlfriend full of hockey gear.

“She has a “C” on her jersey.” Freddie said.
“She does?!” I asked looking over at her and sure enough she had a “C” in gold on her jersey. My smile grew even bigger. Not only did she play hockey (and was a kickass at it.) but she was also the fucking captain! In that moment I couldn’t be more prouder of her.

At the end of the game we all waited for Y/N in the lobby. As soon as we saw her walking towards us we all yelled.

“Congrats on the win!!!”

She smiled as she walked over to us.

“Thanks guys!”

“How come you didn’t tell me you were the captain?” I asked her as I hugged her.

“I did wh-”

“I told you! Guys don’t listen when they are getting lucky!!” I joked with a smile. She just rolled her eye at me.

“Well, I think we should go celebrate with a nice dinner.” Mitch said with a goofy grin.

“Only you would say that.” Willy joked as he slapped Mitch on the back of the head, making everyone laugh.

-Julianne

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9 Episode 7: 9021-HO

AJA: such a brat. Is she mad that she’s not all the rave in the competition ? Step your pussy up or sashay away.. & she sashayed away.. it was inevitable 🤷🏻‍♀️

ALEXIS MICHELLE: She isn’t my cup of tea, but at least she has the talent to go with the ego.

FARRAH MOAN: meh… getting bored

NINA BO’NINA BROWN: please stop doubting yourself you slay, okay?

PEPPERMINT: Peppermint is a total mom, she makes me feel good inside . She tried her best to keep these children in check.

SASHA VELOUR: found her funny in the challenge honestly. Still an awesome ass Queen.

SHEA COULEE: Slaying our lives on a weekly basis, just casually.

TRINITY TAYLOR: She is to die for. I love her cunty attitude , she says what’s in everybody’s minds frfr. She is so funny too like does she know she’s hilarious ? It’s kind of like Alyssa’s manic quirks (not to compare queens) congrats on the win mama!

VALENTINA: Her confessionals are the best , she isn’t buying anybody’s shit. Super adorable also !

OKAY! So here are my elimination order Predictions.
Top 3: Valentina , Sasha Velour, Shea Coulee
4- Trinity Taylor
5- Alexis Michelle
6- Nina Bonina Brown
7- Peppermint
8- Farrah Moan
9-Aja
10- Cynthia (correct)
11- Eureka
12- Charlie Hides
13- Kimora blac (correct)
14- Jaymes Mansfields (correct)

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 ( This imagine includes mild body hate, so be warned” )  

(Y/N)’s P.O.V

I just got back from my match against Carmella and I’m so happy I picked up the victory against her. As I’m walking towards the locker room I’m stopped by my boyfriend Dean Ambrose who has a water bottle in his hands.

“Hey babygirl , here ya go I’m so proud of you for winning tonight” he says while handing me the water bottle.

“Thanks babe, go get a victory tonight” I say while kissing him on the lips.

At that Dean leaves for the Main Event against AJ Styles and I go to the locker room.

“Hey girl, Congrats on winning your match tonight!’ Naomi says while closing her luggage.

“Thanks Naomi” I say. “ Ummmmm where is everyone?” I say while looking around the empty locker room. 

“ All the girls left with there guys and friends to get a head start to get to the next town quicker” she says as she walks towards me. “Actually I’m supposed to go meet Jimmy at the car right now so I’ll see you at the live event tommorow” Naomi says as she gives me a hug. Then she walks out the door

At that I’m the only person in the Women’s locker room.

I decide to shower at the arena to save me time and after I put on a pair of black sweatpants and one of Dean’s shirts that I stole from his suitcase and decide to just wait for Dean in his locker room.

I get pretty bored so I decide to go thru social media, I open up Instagram and see WWE tagged me in a photo that they took of me before my match with Carmella. I decide to read the comments, something I almost never do.

“YES! MY BABY (Y/N) WON!”

“(Y/N) FOR SMACKDOWN WOMENS CHAMPION!” 

“ (Y/N) is my idol , I love her so much” 

I saw a lot of comments like these which made me smile, I have the best fans in the world. Suddenly I see other comments.

“ (Y/N) is such a ring rat, she sleeps her way to the top”

_“ It looks like she put on some weight #workoutfatty” _

_“The only reason she was drafted from NXT was because of who she’s dating” _

_“She has no boobs or butt whatsoever” _

_“ Ugliest person I’ve ever laid my eyes on” _

_“Her whole career is a joke” _

_“ Dean and Renee are better! #DeanneFOREVER _

_“ She needs to get some plastic surgery or something to make her better looking if that’s even possible, maybe then Dean won’t leave her for someone better” _

Ouch.  That last one stung really hard. 

It was recently where I had learned to love myslef and that’s thanks to Dean. But is this what people really think of me?.

I shyly make my way towards the mirror and check myself out.

“No boobs or butt”

“I have gained weight, Jesus I can never be healthy” 

“ I hate the scars on my face, they make me look like a freak” 

“What if I only got drafted because of Dean” 

“Ring rat?, I’ve only dated 1 person from this company” 

“Maybe I can’t wrestle” 

“I’m so ugly and disgusting” 

This goes on for about 5 minutes.

Without even realising I feel tears streaming my face, I haven’t felt this bad about myself since high school. Then I break and I let out a sob.

“Hey baby I’m back-” Dean says as he walks in the locker room.

“Woah Woah Woah!!!, what happened?” he says as comes over and sees me crying, he quickly wipes my tears away and pulls me in hug.

His question is quickly answered as he hears my phone buzzing and then he walks over to it unlocking my phone.

I see him open up Instagram and he quickly skims thru the comments.

“Baby, I thought we agreed you wouldn’t check the comments” he says walking towards me.

“But they’re right Dean about everything!, I’m ugly, fat, I have no body shape whatsoever and you can have someone better than me!” I say , a few tears escaping. “These are just a bunch of jealous people with nothing better to do” Dean says carresing my face. “Come ‘ere” Dean says while taking my hand in his.

We walk back infront of the mirror. He puts his arms around me and his head ontop of mine.

“Tell me what you don’t like about yourself” he says kissing my shoulder.

“I’ve put on weight” I say with sad face.

Slowly he lifts up my shirt a bit just to see my stomach.

“Those abs say otherwise, plus I see no weight gain”

“Well I think I have a boy body”

“Are you kidding me? You have so many beautiful curves which I love”

“ I hate the scars on my face”

“Those scars are the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen, It shows everyone my women is tough and badass, plus they’re reminders of your old wrestling days back in indie promotions and plus they’re not that bad and big”

:”I have no boobs or butt”

“You have a perfect body, your boobs are a perfect size; not to small or big and your butt was crafted by the God’s” he says while giving it a little tap. This makes me smile and laugh.

“Oh God, there’s that beautiful smile I fell in love with” Dean says while kissing the top of my head. “ Anything else?” he asks.

“Well I can’t wrestle and I don’t desereve you” I say in a hushed tone.

“That is bullshit, you can wrestle; there’s a reason you were the longest reigning NXT Women’s Champion , 367 days if I’m correct?.” Dean says.

“Andddd I don’t deserve you, you’re way to good to me YOU deserve better”. Dean says.

“That’s not true, I love you and I don’t want anybody else” I say while turning around a putting my arms over his shoulders standing on my tippy toes while kissing his nose.

“Well good you think that way because I’m never letting you go, you’re stuck with me forever” he says with a smile showing off his adorable dimples.

“I don’t plan on going anywhere” I say as I give him a peck on the lips.

“Do you feel better?” Dean says

“A little bit” I say.

“I’ll take that , just promise you won’t go thru comments again?” he says.

“I promise” I say while extending my pinky which Dean gladly accepts.

“If you ever need a pep talk , come talk to me; as you’re boyfriend it’s my pleasure to remind you how perfect you are” he says kissing my forehead.

“Alright you ready to go?” Dean asks.

“Yeah, just let me go get my luggage” I say.

As I’m walking to my luggage I see more notifications of comments being posted, so I decide to turn my phone off.

“Alrighty I’m ready” I say with a smile walking back to Dean.

“Ok baby, let’s hit the road!” Dean says taking my luggage.

I really am a lucky girl.

Originally posted by temomi

I thought it was a plastic spider [fic]

Congrats to @bananannabeth for winning my Halloween fic giveaway! Her prompt was “I’m going to help you get over your phobia of spiders so you can properly enjoy this Halloween party. Look, see, it’s just plastic it can’t - OMG NO THAT’S A REAL SPIDER and I’ve just thrown it into the candy bowl, is nothing sacred.” I hope you like it! Also, thanks for everyone who entered, and don’t forget that I’m going to have another one when I hit 2k!

Happy Halloween!

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Okay so in his defense, Percy hadn’t known Annabeth for that long.

He didn’t know that she was obsessed with Greek mythology until he picked her up at her apartment to take her to his best friend’s Halloween party and found her dressed as a goddess. And damn, did she look like one. Her hair was pulled back away from her face and clipped into this fancy up-do that Percy immediately wanted to mess up. Her eye make-up was dark, which made her gray eyes look devastating, as if they weren’t already. Percy was also pretty sure that her tan skin was fucking glowing because she looked so gorgeous and—

Anyway. He didn’t know that she loved olives and hated red punch until tonight. He didn’t realize that she listened to some of the same bands as he did or that she used to skateboard when she was younger even if she really didn’t think she could do it anymore.

He really didn’t know that she was terrified of spiders until tonight.

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