darling society

anonymous asked:

NikMik: klaroline broke up. caroline is coordinating a mutual friend's wedding where klaus is a groomsman. everything is so busy that only caroline is left to pin klaus' boutonniere. she is trying so hard not to let their proximity affect her

I’m sorry this took me so long, and I promise to get started on an even longer, overdue chapter of Delivered. Thanks for the prompt, NikMik, I hope you like it!


Best Wishes || Klaroline

Sunlight and street noise filtered through the open windows, the gauzy curtains swaying with the slight breeze that did nothing to stem the New Orleans heat. “Shouldn’t those be closed?” Rebekah sneered as she ran that vicious gaze over the tourists swarming the streets below. Apparently, the bride’s baby sister had no love for common folk. “It’s sweltering out there.”

Caroline was just pleased she had passed muster when she joined the bridal suite twenty minutes past the appointed time. Her perfectly tailored, pink suit was understated and tasteful enough for staff, put together enough to apparently assuage the women waiting for her. It wasn’t her fault, thankfully; a little tardiness was to be expected when the original wedding coordinator’s appendix inconveniently burst after the rehearsal dinner. Still trying to prove herself at the agency, Caroline had jumped at the chance to cover the nuptials of society darling Lucien Castle. Even new to the city, she could recognize a lucrative opportunity - baby sister’s snobbery be damned.

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Walking in God’s allies with the devil in his right hand
This was once God’s nation
until we turned it into our hell
where the devil dances with the false saints
making us forget why he put us in this world full of pain
but we all are sinners, God isn’t our hospital anymore
and that makes the devil grin
while our souls are bleeding on the floor
— 

Viola CN ‘’Devil’s grin’’

And the devil grinned

for his darling who have sinned

Kentledge Hall

Chapter One

A penniless dock worker inherits a title and his family’s destitute estate. In order to save the house and grounds, he puts an ad in the paper for a wealthy wife from the United States. The damaged Emma Swan is desperate for a new start anywhere but New York. Together, will they save Kentledge Hall?

Thank you to the gorgeous @ofshipsandswans for the amazing cover work!

Rated M – Chapter One contains non-con/rape

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New York City - December 31st, 1915

Awash in several glasses of Champagne, eighteen year-old Emma Swan had been easily tantalized into the Conservatory at the Vanderbilt Mansion during a New Year’s celebration, ringing in the promises of 1916. Despite the December chill, there was a lingering warmth in the Conservatory.

The young society darling and her date were surrounded by all manner of exotic plants and flowers, blooming in the moonlight. She, herself, was the most colorful thing in the room; she wore a gown of gold and black, covered with a wine-tinted gauze and cinched at the waist with a decorative band of gilded embroidery and mother-of-pearl. Her moonlit hair was tucked into a pile of curls, secured with a large gilded comb bedecked with pearls.

Neal Cassidy, a young, handsome attorney from Delaware, was her tuxedoed date for the evening’s festivities and they had just managed to ditch Emma’s tipsy aunt Regina Mills back in the ballroom downstairs.

Emma giggled with delight as Neal swung her around the tiled floor of the room, his arm wrapped around her back. They were dancing much closer than they would have been allowed at the party. She closed her eyes as Neal bowed his head to place kisses along the side of her neck, a smile spreading over her lips.

“Mmm,” Emma moaned softly, sliding her fingers between his. “You really shouldn’t do that, you know.”

Neal chuckled and let his lips find hers. He walked her backward until her calves came to a stop against the end of a chaise longue. “Why shouldn’t I?” He asked against her lips. “I’m going to marry you, Emma, my dear.”

The idea made her giddy. A grand wedding with all sorts of fanfare and a milky-white gown of everything in the finest, her best friends all with large bouquets of white roses and lily-of-the-valley…it was everything Emma wanted. And Neal was such an entertainment to her over the past few months. Lavish dinners, ferry rides, and even a day at Luna Park in Brooklyn where he had won her a small pink porcelain figurine. He really knew how to woo a girl. He grasped her by the waist and carefully laid her back onto the chaise, taking a seat dangerously close to her.

“Neal,” Emma whispered, blushing profusely, “no, stop that…someone will see you and think the worst.”

“With me, it will hardly be the worst, darling. Don’t you want me, Emma?” He asked. The music downstairs grew louder, and Emma knew they must be nearing midnight.

“After we marry, of course,” she insisted, moving her hands to his shoulders to push gently.

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 Dramione WIP Fluff from the ‘Fics I Won’t Write’ Game.  

If I’m Gonna Fall in Love:  Draco had made a list of everything he needed to fall in love. She had to be classically beautiful, and deferential, and from a good family.  She had to be someone his parents would like, someone his friends would approve of.   If he were going to fall in love,  he planned to make sure she was everything he’d ever wanted.  He planned to make sure she was perfect.  This made the way he kept running into Hermione Granger at every social event incredibly annoying.  How was he supposed to meet the perfect girl if he kept getting caught up in arguments with Potter’s bushy-haired sidekick?

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The China Rich Girlfriend reading list

In Kevin Kwan’s China Rich Girlfriend, the sequel to Crazy Rich Asians, lifestyle consultant Corinna Ko-Tung takes on the daunting task of transforming the scandalous former soap-opera star Kitty Pong into a high society darling. She doles out hilarious and scarily comprehensive advice for the social climbing Kitty, including which car she can drive, which church she should attend, what cosmetic procedures she’s allowed to have and how she must change everything about her wardrobe (“I know the average outfit in your wardrobe costs more than a semester of tuition at Princeton, but it makes you look like a community college during summertime: NO CLASS.”).

In the middle of her “Social Impact Assessment”, however, there’s a fun little Easter Egg: Corinna prepares a reading list for Kitty, telling her:

“In order to distinguish yourself, you must either have one hell of a good stock tip or learn to become a scintillating conversationalist. Beauty fades, but wit will keep you on the invitation lists to all the most exclusive parties.”

That’s sensible advice - however, if you’ve read enough interviews with Mr. Kwan, you may realize that Corinna’s reading list is also the list of authors and works that inspired and influenced the Crazy Rich Asians series. Not only is this a lovely treat for fans, it would probably make a really fun reading challenge (which I fully intend to do btw - I’m calling it the Kitty Pong reading challenge). I mean, is there a single book in this list that doesn’t sound completely awesome? Corinna even sets out the rules: you have to complete one book per fortnight, with the exception of Trollope, where you are allowed three weeks per book. The books are to be read in the following order:

  • Snobs, by Julian Fellowes
  • The Piano Teacher, by Janice Y. K. Lee
  • People Like Us, by Dominick Dunne
  • The Power of Style, by Annette Tapert and Diana Edkins*
  • Pride and Avarice, by Nicholas Coleridge
  • The Soong Dynasty, by Sterling Seagrave
  • Freedom, by Jonathan Franzen [SIC]
  • D.V., by Diana Vreeland
  • A Princess Remembers: The Memoirs of the Maharani of Jaipur, by Gayatri Devi
  • Jane Austen – complete Works beginning with Pride and Prejudice
  • Edith Wharton – The Custom of the Country, The Age of Innocence, The Buccaneers, The House of Mirth (must be read in strict order – you will understand why when you finish the last one)
  • Vanity Fair, by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Anna Karenina, by Leo Tolstoy
  • Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
  • Anthony Trollope – all the books in the Palliser series, beginning with Can You Forgive Her?

* The Power of Style is indeed out of print, just like Corinna says, but isn’t hard to find in second hand bookshops and websites like Abebooks. (I just ordered a copy from a second hand bookshop in São Paulo). 

For: paintmyspirit-green

Prompt: “Neil/Todd, AU in which Todd is the stage manager to Neil’s first Broadway play. (Please also include the other Poets as friends/cast members. Can be any/all of them but please be sure to include Pitts as he is my favorite).”

Notes: I have an awful quality version of the movie, so I’m sorry that the cap of Todd is so terrible.  I did my best lol.  Also, I just really like Gerard + Todd’s relationship so I ended up putting Neil off to the side a bit by making it just a conversation between Gerard and Todd about rehearsal… hope you enjoy, and happy holidays!  xx

“So you lied,” Gerard said as he pulled out of the parking lot after watching the rehearsal.  Todd had invited him (read: Gerard had invited himself after hearing about the super talented Neil Perry every single day). 

Todd shifted worriedly.  “About what?”  

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Modern AU Lucius x Narcissa; in which she’s the golden girl, sweet and a daddy’s girl and she’d get what she wants, in the end, and he’s proper and a society darling and so what if, when they talk about him in whispers, it’s always with a hint of controversy? she can deny it, but he knows how it ends - everything else is a triviality. 

“Ah, you’ve got me,” he grins easily. // “Have I?“ She’s not sure this is the sort of boy she wants to get. […] "I think so, yes.” He holds out a hand. - red lip classic by @takeupserpents

The Batfamily Discovering Batjokes Headcanons

- Damian is the first to discover it, because he’s Robin and he has more chances to notice how Batman’s behaviour had changed towards the Joker - of course, not too overtly or dramatically but there are little things to notice: the way their barbs seem almost playful; how his father avoids hitting the Joker too hard - especially on his face; the subtle way the Joker squeezed his father’s hand when he brought him to Arkham.

- He didn’t definitely tell anyone else, but the silence between them gave it a way that there was a problem.

- Dick sat Damian down with the idea to reconcile the babybat to his father, but when his little brother spills the beans he’s honestly enraged: that sorry excuse of a man killed Jason - how could he even stand to kiss him?!?

- Just as Dick noticed Damian’s quiet rage, Jason notices it in Dick and bothers him until his older brother explodes and tells him the truth in front of Tim too.

- Tim is shocked and strangely fascinated with the thing: it would make sense for opposites to attract each other, right? (But not right because the Joker is a criminal - he kills)

- Jason finds it kind of hilarious, to be honest, and he probably doesn’t feel as offended as he should.

- Bruce walks in on them confabulating together and sighs, sits down on the couch and explains the situation to them: he’s fallen hard for the man, despite his flaws and twisted character.

- Nobody is really happy with him.

- On a Sunday, he brings the Joker to the Manor - only, it’s not actually the Joker that they hunt at night, but the man he fell in love with: J., shy and witty with a smile that makes Bruce want to kiss him for forever.

- Despite not liking the situation, Alfred instructs the kids to behave and be good hosts.

- During lunch, nobody talks much and J. squeezes into Bruce’s side; he looks afraid and uncomfortable, plays with his food a lot before eating some of it and excusing himself to the toilet.

- Bruce sighs and follows him, not bothering to even glare at his kids to go and comfort the other man, who’s quietly crying in the bathroom. He knew that they wouldn’t accept their relationship but, somehow, he had hoped they wouldn’t be so harsh.

- After that disastrous lunch, they don’t attempt anything like that anymore: J. is too frail to stand that kind of pressure and Bruce doesn’t actually have the strength to be disappointed again and again. They meet when Bruce can find a free moment in between patrolling and being Brucie, the darling of Gotham’s society - while the Joker slowly starts to avoid the streets until he disappears.

- Only J. remains and, of course, Bruce is happy - only, he’s so troubled that he starts fearing that one night he’ll go to the flat where his lover lives and find his corpse; J. doesn’t care of himself as he should, skipping meals often and taking his medication without regularity.

- J. insists to be taken to the Manor for Bruce’s birthday to celebrate and when he arrives, everyone is surprised to see how different he looks. Still, nobody has forgiven him and the dinner is as uncomfortable as last time.

- Despite that, slowly, J. starts appearing more and more and makes an active effort to communicate with the boys; it’s hard, in the beginning: he knows next to nothing about them and there’s so much one can ask about school and hobbies. But as the kids too start to reluctantly get used to his presence, talking with them becomes easier.

- Damian appreciates the interest the man seems to have in his pets and, after a while, he lets him help with taking care of Batcow and Titus. Plus, J. asking him whether he wants to become a veterinarian, it helps to make him realise that he won’t be a teen forever - that he’ll be something more than a Robin one day.

- Dick is the slowest to warm up to J. and he’s the one to give him most problems: he just can’t get over the fact that he killed his brother. It’s only when he catches Bruce comforting his sobbing lover and sees the love in Bruce’s eyes, that he tries a bit harder to be polite to J - he’ll never be more than that to the other man, though.

- Jason is actually pretty interested in J. and they can be found assembling guns together in the Batcave and bickering about what’s the best hot-dog stand in whole Gotham.

- Tim is wary and spies on J. a lot: he knows things that his brothers don’t, such as that the man suffers from panic attacks and that he easily gets cold; he knows exactly what kind of medication he’s taking and how warm and genuinely loving he is towards Bruce; he knows that J. has horrible nightmares and that his biggest fear is to go back to being the Joker.

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aesthetics ➡️  rhato
“i’m jason, these are the outlaws, and if anyone asks, that trashcan was on fire before we got here.” (bob morley as jason todd | lorraine ward as koriand’r | keith longhorn as roy harper)