Ephemeral Tallies, Sempiternal Scars

Soulmate AU: AU in which every time a person falls in love, a red line like a tally mark shows up on their wrist. When their love becomes requited, the tally will become black, and when their loved one dies, the tally becomes a scar.

Blackinnon, Soulmate AU, Major Character Death, Rated: T

Word Count: 2,022

Ephemeral: Fleeting, and lasting for a very short amount of time. 

Sempiternal: Everlasting, eternal. 

Sirius had no tallies. 

It wasn’t particularly shocking—he didn’t let himself love easily. But, he must admit, compared to the rest of his friends, his bare wrist looked lonely next to Remus’ one, James’ two, and Peter’s three. 

Remus’ was black, James’ were both red, and Peter had one scar, one black, and one red. 

Sirius had none. 

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llastjedi  asked:

part of me wants to say that maybe they did count on the fleet showing up for them to get out of there but then again, look at the fleet it self, they had so few fighters that even if they did break through to the surface, they'd have to escort them off the planet and even then they'd be out gunned. idk, i still wish we actually knew what the alternate endings to the movie were, they had so much written that they changed in the end.

it’s possible that rogue one was counting on the fleet showing up - essentially trying to force the rebellion’s hand into helping - but it doesn’t feel like that onscreen. it feels like they’re going in, alone, and not really expecting to make it back under any circumstances. it’s a last ditch effort but cassian does tell bodhi he’s their only way out of scarif so maybe in their minds, their plan included a glimmer of hope where they made it out alive.

which is just too much because they die anyway.

I always said I wanted the 12th Triple Crown winner to have a good name. Not something like Frac Daddy or Bellamy Road.

American Pharoah. He’s our American hero, and a Pharaoh was considered a god on Earth.

The misspelling doesn’t bother me. This is a good name. This is worthy of following names such as Sir Barton. Gallant Fox. Omaha. War Admiral. Whirlaway. Count Fleet. Assault. Citation. Secretariat. Seattle Slew. Affirmed.

American Pharoah.

Count Fleet (March 24, 1940 - December 3, 1973)  was a thoroughbred racehorse and Triple Crown champion in 1943. He was born and died at Stoner Creek Stud farm in Paris, Kentucky, United States.

On June 1, 1942, when the world was locked in the deadly conflict of WWII, a 2-year-old brown son of Kentucky Derby winner Reigh Count stepped onto the track at Belmont Park. The colt, an ornery youngster, was named Count Fleet. Unhappy with the horse’s bad manners, owner John D. Hertz, a former sports writer and the founder of both the Yellow Cab Company and the rental car company that bore his name, had tried unsuccessfully to sell him.

By the end of the year, Hertz was glad he had not parted with Count Fleet, who won 10 of his 15 starts as a 2-year-old, including a record-setting victory in the Champagne and a 30-length romp in the Walden Stakes at Pimlico. He was already being hailed as the successor to Man o’ War. His 3-year-old campaign would be as brief as it was memorable. He brushed aside seven rivals in the Wood Memorial, winning by 3½ lengths, and by the time he arrived in Louisville via train he was the 2-5 choice over nine in the wartime “Streetcar Derby,” so called because of wartime restrictions on gas and oil.

When the gates sprang open, Count Fleet was on top, and he went wire-to-wire for a three-length victory over Blue Swords. A week later, in Baltimore, it was the same story, only the Preakness margin was eight lengths. In the Belmont Stakes, he galloped home 25 lengths in front, a record which stood until Secretariat’s 31- length victory thirty years later. That evening, it was discovered that Count Fleet had bowed a tendon. He never raced again. Retired in the fall, Count Fleet sired progenies, including the 1951 Horse of the Year Counterpoint and 1951 Kentucky Derby winner Count Turf, which completed the first “triple sire” in Derby history as the grandson and son of Derby winners.


“He’s quite sway-backed as an equine senior citizen. But he’s very, very active for 31. (He has) never lost his interest in the opposite sex. I guess he won’t until he has all four feet in the grave. He still likes the girls very much. How do the French say it - he’s still got that joie de vivre.”

- Dave Hooper, Horseman’s Journal, June 1971, on pensioned stallion Count Fleet


Reigh Count 

1925, Staillon

Sunreigh x Contessiana

27 Starts 

$180,785, Total Earnings

Reigh Count was a champion racehorse in 1927, and 1928, winning 12 of his 27 starts. He raced 14 times as a two year old, winning 4 times, he almost added one more win to his record, in the Belmont Futurity Stakes, by losing by not even a nose, his jockey misjudged were the finish line was and started to pull him up before the finish. In his three year old season he won 6 races, he won the Kentucky Derby easily, but sustained a injury that stopped him from running in both Preakness and Belmont Stakes, he did go on that same year to beat the Preakness winner Victorian in the Lawrence Realization Stakes, he also won the Jockey Club Gold Cup racing against older horses. For his four year old season he was shipped to England, the Ascot Gold Cup being the main goal, at first he was not that impressive, although the British public liked his “dazzling” racing silks. He won the Coroation Cup, by a short head, that same month he, raced in the Ascot old Cup, he finished second, and was sent back to the US just afterward. His owner turned down a $1 million for the horse, and said this about the offer ”I think a fellow who would pay $1,000,000 offer for a horse ought to have his head examined, and the fellow who turned it down must be absolutely unbalanced”, if that amount had been payed for him it would have been the most ever paid for a racehorse at that time. He was a successful stud, and sired 22 graded stakes race winners. He best known as the sire of the Triple Crown winner Count Fleet.

He is a Hall of Fame inductee.

He died in 1948

Event: Seasons (January residency) with One Trick Pony, Count Fleet, Torches
Date: January 2, 2012
Location: The Echo

Tonight starts the kick of for Season’s January residency at the Echo. They will be celebrating the release of their newest EP release, Autumn. If you’re 21+ and broke, go hang out with some cool people who make some great music!

You can listen to Autumn here:


Triple Crown champion Count Fleet was always known to be an enthusiastic stud who never really outgrew his love for the ladies. This preoccupation sometimes got him into trouble, such as in the 1942 Belmont Futurity

Coming off a three-race win streak, the Count was favored for the Futurity. His main competition was reckoned to be Occupation, a crack colt who had beaten the Count in the Washington Park Futurity a month prior. And while Occupation was certainly a formidable opponent, the real star of the show (at least from Count Fleet’s perspective) turned out to be a finely-shaped filly. Askmenow, a daughter of champion juvenile colt Menow, was on her way to her own championship title in 1942. She had beaten other fillies in the Selima Stakes, and now looked to conquer colts as well.

The story of the race is best told by jockey Johnny Longden, who rode the Count:

“He broke alongside Askmenow, the Hal Price Headley filly. I called on the Count for speed, but he was not interested. He was flirting with a glamour girl. He kept alongside Askmenow, nose and nose, and nothing interested him except to remain in her companionship. If she spurted, the Count would spurt with her; if she slowed stride, so did he. I tried everything that was possible to end her fascination and pull away from her - but nothing helped.”

Askmenow was apparently in season, and Count Fleet was highly distracted. He refused to move away from her the entire race, pinning her to the inside rail and costing them both good chances at winning. As it was, Occupation had the lead to himself and went wire to wire. Askmenow managed to budge past the Count long enough to claim second, and Count Fleet finished third for the only time in his career. He hardly seemed to care about his disappointing finish, however:

“After we had crossed the finish line, Askmenow was slow checking down. So the Count wouldn’t check down either. When she finally began easing up, the Count eased with her. But we were almost a half mile beyond the finish line before I could end the Count’s flirtatious mood, steer him away from Askmenow, and head him back toward the paddock.”